This is a magnificent journey through the former Habsburg Empire. It visits five of Europe’s most intriguing cities; from Munich with its many historical highlights and the Marienplatz head for the “Golden City” of Prague to visit the 1,000-year-old Hradcany Castle grounds, St. Vitus Cathedral and more. Travel via Bratislava in Slovakia, where a special lunch with local specialties awaits you, to Budapest in Hungary and Vienna in Austria. In both Budapest and Vienna a Local Guide will take you into the main cathedrals, and in Vienna enjoy an entire day at leisure, which gives you the possibility to visit Schönbrunn Palace. Of course a romantic cruise on the Danube River (departures April 12-October 4) with Kaffee und Kuchen (coffee and cake) is included, before entering The Sound of Music country on your way to Salzburg, where you will see Mozart’s birthplace during your guided walking tour. A special treat is a taste of traditional local candy, the chocolate Mozartkugel and Doppler Konfekt, and dinner is included at a local restaurant to try traditional dishes, before returning to Munich.

City Highlights

MUNICH Welcome dinner; orientation including Marienplatz; farewell dinnerPRAGUE Guided sightseeing, Astronomical Clock, visit the Hradcany Castle groundsBRATISLAVA [LF] Visit the capital of Slovakia and enjoy a special lunch at a local restaurantBUDAPEST Guided sightseeing, a panoramic view from Fishermen’s Bastion, visit Matthias Coronation ChurchVIENNA Guided sightseeing, visit St. Stephen’s CathedralDANUBE CRUISE [LF] (Departures April 12-October 4) Enjoy Kaffee und Kuchen (coffee and cake) on boardSALZBURG Guided sightseeing, visit Mirabell Gardens and St. Peter’s Churchyard; [LF] taste the traditional Mozartkugel and Doppler Konfekt; a special dinner with wine at a local restaurantHeadsets throughout the tour

Hotels

MUNICH Le Méridien (SF) PRAGUE Andel’s (SF)BUDAPEST Continental (SF)VIENNA Lindner am Belvedere (F)SALZBURG Crowne Plaza The Pitter (SF)

Meals

Full buffet breakfast (B) daily; 1 lunch (L) in Bratislava; 5 three-course dinners (D), including welcome and farewell dinners in Munich and a special dinner in Salzburg

Notes

NOTES: Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.December 20 Departure–Christmas Eve in Budapest.

Transportation

Motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; boat cruise

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