Imperial Capitals

About Nuremberg, Germany

This fascinating adventure covers Central and Eastern Europe, focusing on the monumental architecture, history, and traditions of the former Prussian and Austro-Hungarian Empires. Begin with two overnights in London, then ferry across the English Channel and join your motorcoach bound for Brussels, capital of Belgium. Pass through the Duchy of Luxembourg to enter Germany with a stop in ancient Trier. Overnight in the Frankfurt area and travel through Bavaria, visiting Nuremberg, and arriving in Mozart’s hometown of Salzburg in Austria. Included sightseeing in Vienna shows off the State Opera, Hofburg Palace, Parliament, and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. On to Hungary for two overnights in Budapest, where you’ll admire the Parliament Building, Fishermen’s Bastion, Matthias Coronation Church, and more. Stop in the Slovakian capital of Bratislava, then encounter the brilliant gothic and baroque architecture in Prague, including the Charles Bridge and the Astronomical Clock. Back in Germany, visit Dresden, Berlin, and medieval Hamelin to hear the story of the Pied Piper. Continue to the Rhineland for the night, then ferry back across the English Channel for a final night in London.

City Highlights

Headsets throughout the tourSightseeing: Visits to Trier, Nuremberg, Salzburg, Bratislava, Dresden, Hamelin


LONDON Novotel London West (F)BRUSSELS Golden Tulip Brussels Airport (F) at DiegemFRANKFURT AREA Mercure (F) at Friedrichsdorf or Holiday Inn City South (F) at FrankfurtSALZBURG Austria Trend Salzburg West (F)VIENNA Kavalier (ST)BUDAPEST Mercure Buda (ST)PRAGUE Clarion Congress (F)BERLIN Abba (F) or Holiday Inn Express City Center (ST)RHINELAND Leonardo Hotel (F) at Cologne-Bonn AirportLONDON Jurys Inn Chelsea (F)


Buffet breakfasts (B); 4 dinners (D)


NOTES:November 30 & December 7 Departures – Include a visit to Salzburg, Vienna, Budapest, Prague and Berlin Christmas markets


Transportation: Scheduled transatlantic flights and airport transfers in London if Cosmos issues the air tickets. Round-trip transportation between London and the Channel ports; on the Continent, private first-class air-conditioned motorcoach. Cross-Channel ferry


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