Holiday Itinerary - Imperial Splendors

Day 1: Arrive in Munich, Germany.

Welcome to Munich! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Meals included: Dinner

Day 2: Munich-Prague.

Germany’s “Secret Capital” comes alive during an orientation featuring the Olympic Stadium, built for the 1972 Olympics; the 1,000-foot-high Olympic Tower; and the Königsplatz, used for Nazi rallies during World War II. Drive along the Ludwigstrasse, and see the Bavarian Arch of Triumph and Field Marshall Hall, a monumental loggia on the Odeonsplatz. Then visit lively MARIENPLATZ with the Old and the New Town Halls and the gothic Frauenkirche. Later, head for Prague, the “Golden City.” This evening, why not join an optional outing to explore Prague by night? Today’s Distance: 255 mi / 410 km

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3: Prague.

Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide reveals why Prague is considered one of Europe’s most exquisite cities. Visit the 1,000-year-old HRADČANY CASTLE GROUNDS, which afford lovely views of St. Vitus Cathedral and the castle’s walls and bastions. Also see the Old Town, the Jewish ghetto, and the ASTRONOMICAL CLOCK, once the envy of all Europe. Optional excursions are available to make the most of your stay.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4: Prague-Bratislava-Budapest.

Into Moravia, where Napoleon established his headquarters during the Battle of Austerlitz, and arrive in Bratislava, capital of Slovakia, for an orientation of the 18th-century Old Town. Then, follow the course of the Danube River to Budapest.
Today’s Distance: 329 mi / 530 km

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: Budapest.

Eastern Europe’s most cosmopolitan city comes to life during your guided sightseeing. See elegant Andrassy Avenue, the Thermal Baths, and the world’s second-largest Jewish synagogue. From the lookout towers of Fishermen’s Bastion, enjoy a panoramic view of the sprawling city. Then, visit the 13th-century MATTHIAS CORONATION CHURCH and impressive Heroes’ Square. Afternoon at leisure. Tonight, a delectable optional Hungarian specialty dinner is at hand.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6: Budapest-Vienna.

Drive through the Hungarian plains to Vienna, once the center of the mighty Habsburg Empire. Meet your Local Guide and start your afternoon sightseeing with a drive along the elegant Ringstrasse. Pass the impressive State Opera House, the Jewish quarter, and stop at the Hofburg Palace, winter residence of the Austrian imperial family. Marvel at the impressive courtyards and famous Heldenplatz, and visit awesome ST. STEPHEN’S CATHEDRAL. Today’s Distance: 174 mi / 280 km

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7: At Leisure in Vienna.

A full day at leisure gives you the opportunity to join exciting optional excursions, such as to the Vienna Woods, historic Schönbrunn Palace, a concert in one of Vienna’s concert halls, or to just explore this magnificent city on your own.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8: Vienna-Salzburg.

On a DANUBE CRUISE along the most scenic section of the river, sit back, relax and enjoy Kaffee und Kuchen (coffee and cake), before continuing through the lovely Salzkammergut Lakeland to Salzburg. Follow your Local Guide for a walking tour through the historical center. Admire MIRABELL GARDENS, the Great Festival Hall, St. Peter’s Monastery, and magnificent RESIDENZ SQUARE, where some scenes of The Sound of Music movie were filmed. Take pictures of Mozart’s birthplace in the charming Getreidegasse. This evening, dinner has been prepared at the St. Peter Stiftskeller. Today’s Distance: 211 mi / 340 km

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9: Salzburg-Munich.

In the morning, an optional excursion to Berchtesgaden, Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest, is available before returning to Munich. The best way to say auf Wiedersehen is a visit to the famous HOFBRäUHAUS, Munich’s best-known beer hall, dating back to 1589, followed by a farewell dinner at the lively Ratskeller restaurant. Today’s Distance: 106 mi / 170 km

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10: Munich.

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included: Breakfast

You’ll always visit the key sites and enjoy more inclusions; inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Departure dates & prices 2021 Imperial Splendors : 7% discount on all dates

Prices shown exclude flights and transfers, call Cosmos to add flights

Cosmos brochure price in black from £1710

Travel 55 discount price in red from £1591

Telephone Cosmos on 0330 0588 237 and quote the code TRAVEL55

Tour starts and ends in Munich.
Dates Prices from Dates Prices from
April 18
£1710
£1591
July 11 £1782
£1658
May 2
£1764
£1641
July 25 Small Group Discovery
£1971
£1834
May 16
£1917
£1783
August 8 Small Group Discovery
£1971
£1834
May 30
£1782
£1658
August 22 Small Group Discovery
£1935
£1800
June 13
£2124
£1976
September 5
£1845
£1716
June 27 Small Group Discovery
£1935
£1800
September 19 £2079
£1934
Prices above do not include international air travel. To add flights and overseas transfers to your holiday, please call Cosmos. Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy. Extra nights before and after your tour may be available, call Cosmos. Please see Cosmos Terms & Conditions  for further details. Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on it’s website

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Cosmos Tours
Imperial Splendors

7% discount - 10 Days escorted tours

2021 discount prices from only £1591

This tour is a magnificent journey through the former Habsburg Empire. It starts and ends in Munich with an orientation of the city. Along the way, overnight in Prague, Budapest, Vienna, and Salzburg.

Enjoy guided sightseeing of the must-see attractions: in Prague, visiting the 1,000-year-old Hradčany Castle grounds, the largest castle complex in the world, and the Astronomical Clock, built in 1410 and once the envy of all Europe; in Budapest, enjoy a panoramic view of the city from Fishermen's Bastion and visit 13th-century Matthias Coronation Church, the coronation spot of several Hungarian monarchs; and in Vienna, where, among the many sights, you’ll visit awesome St. Stephen's Cathedral, a symbol of Vienna. In Salzburg, your walking tour includes beautiful Mirabell Gardens and magnificent Residenz Square.

Spectacular scenery also awaits you on this Central Europe vacation. Drive through the lovely Salzkammergut Lakeland to picturesque Salzburg; and enjoy a leisurely Danube cruise with Kaffee und Kuchen (coffee and cake) along the most scenic section of the river. These special experiences—together with a visit to the famous Hofbräuhaus, Munich’s best-known beer hall dating back to 1589, and a farewell dinner at Munich's lively Ratskeller restaurant—are included by Globus to ensure your vacation is unique.

From the vibrant cities and historical sights to the special experiences, this Central Europe tour is sure to delight all of your senses. Let Globus handle the details while you sit back, relax, and enjoy this amazing experience!

This 10 day Imperial Splendors tour comes with a 7% discount saving when you book direct with Cosmos. Call on 0330 0588 237 and quote the code TRAVEL55

Travel 55 in association with Cosmos. To book call direct on 0330 0588 237 and quote the code TRAVEL55 you will then receive a 7% discount from the Cosmos price. 

At a glance - Tour Highlights

SIGHTSEEING

  • MUNICH Welcome dinner; orientation including Marienplatz; visit the famous Hofbräuhaus; farewell dinner at the Ratskeller restaurant
  • PRAGUE Guided sightseeing, visit the Hradčany Castle grounds, see the Astronomical Clock
  • BRATISLAVA Visit the capital of Slovakia
  • BUDAPEST Guided sightseeing, a panoramic view from Fishermen’s Bastion, visit Matthias Coronation Church
  • VIENNA Guided sightseeing, visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral
  • DANUBE CRUISE  Enjoy Kaffee und Kuchen (coffee and cake) on board
  • SALZBURG Guided walking tour, visit Mirabell Gardens and Residenz Square; a special dinner at St. Peter Stiftskeller restaurant

HOTELS:

  • MUNICH Munich Hilton City
  • PRAGUE Ramada Prague City Center
  • BUDAPEST Hilton Budapest City
  • VIENNA Lindner Hotel Am Belvedere
  • SALZBURG Imlauer Hotel Pitter Salzburg

HEADSETS: throughout the tour

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