Imperial Escape with Berlin (KSE)

9 Day Tour from Budapest to Berlin

2018 Tour Details

This Central Europe tour is a magnificent journey through the former Habsburg Empire. Experience the treasures and rich history of this part of the world, including a once-in-a-lifetime visit to Berlin—and all during the low season, which makes it the perfect time for you to travel to get unbeatable prices and experiences without the crowds! Your tour begins in magical Budapest and then you’ll stay in two of Central Europe’s most intriguing cities, Vienna and Prague, ending your adventure in fascinating Berlin!

You will enjoy sightseeing of the must-see sights with a Local Guide in all cities: in Budapest, enjoy a panoramic view of the city from Fishermen’s Bastion and admire the 13th-century Matthias Coronation Church, the coronation spot of several Hungarian monarchs; in Vienna, among the many sights you will see, you’ll visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral, a symbol of Vienna; and in Prague, visit the 1000-year-old Hradčany Castle grounds, the largest castle complex in the world, and marvel at the Astronomical Clock, built in 1410, and once the envy of all Europe.

Complete your fascinating tour in Berlin with guided sightseeing including the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial church and picture stops at the Brandenburg Gate and Holocaust Memorial.

From the vibrant cities and historical sights to the special experiences, this Imperial Escape is sure to delight all of your senses. Let Globus handle the details while you sit back, relax, and enjoy this amazing experience.
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

BUDAPEST
Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, panoramic view from Fishermen’s Bastion
VIENNA
Guided sightseeing, visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral
PRAGUE
Guided sightseeing, Astronomical Clock, visit the Hradčany Castle grounds
DRESDEN
Walking tour
BERLIN
Guided sightseeing, take pictures of Brandenburg Gate and the Holocaust Memorial, visit Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church; farewell dinner

Headsets throughout the tour.

Notes:

  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • Hotels listed may occasionaly be substituted with alternate hotels of equivalent standard.
  • Single Supplement Waived (limited availability).

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg

Transportation:

Motorcoach. Free wi-fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners with wine: a welcome dinner in Budapest and a farewell dinner in Berlin

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 Arrive in Budapest, Hungary

Welcome to Budapest! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and enjoy a welcome dinner with wine at a local restaurant.

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Day 2 Budapest

Your Local Guide takes you through Eastern Europe’s most cosmopolitan city. See elegant Andrassy Avenue, the Thermal Baths, and the world’s second-largest Jewish synagogue. From the lacy lookout towers of Fishermen’s Bastion, enjoy a panoramic view of the sprawling city. Then, admire the 13th-century Matthias Coronation Church and HEROES’ SQUARE. Afternoon at leisure. Tonight, a delectable optional Hungarian specialty dinner can be arranged.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 Budapest–Vienna, Austria

Cross the nearby Austrian border and arrive in Vienna, once the center of the mighty Habsburg Empire. Your guided sightseeing features a drive along the Ringstrasse past the State Opera House, and a 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.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 Vienna

Full day at leisure to further explore this wonderful city. Choose from our exciting optional excursions to make the most of your stay.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 Vienna–Prague, Czech Republic

A scenic drive brings you to Prague, capital of the Czech Republic. An optional evening is available to explore Prague by night.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6 Prague

Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide features a visit to the 1,000-year-old HRADČANY CASTLE GROUNDS, St. Vitus Cathedral, the Old Town, the Jewish ghetto, and the ASTRONOMICAL CLOCK, once the envy of all Europe. This evening, dinner with wine awaits you at one of Prague’s fine restaurants.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 7 Prague–Dresden, Germany–Berlin

A comfortable drive brings you to Dresden, the former capital of Saxony. Badly damaged by Allied bombing in February 1945, the city has since been restored to its baroque splendor. During your walking tour, admire the architecture of the Zwinger Palace and Semper Opera. Next, arrive in the once-divided metropolis of Berlin.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8 Berlin

Guided sightseeing includes the Ku’damm, the restored Reichstag, a picture stop at monumental Brandenburg Gate and the Holocaust Memorial, Charlottenburg Palace, and the 210-foot Victory Column in the vast Tiergarten park. Visit the KAISER WILHELM MEMORIAL CHURCH, drive along Unter den Linden boulevard, and pass the German State Opera House and Checkpoint Charlie. To enhance your stay, why not join an optional excursion to historic Potsdam? This evening, a farewell dinner with wine has been prepared for you at your hotel to celebrate the success of your vacation.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 9 Berlin

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Accommodations

Budapest
Vienna
Prague
Berlin

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Budapest
Vienna
Prague
Berlin

Budapest

Danube River Cruise

Danube River Cruise

Enjoy a cruise along Danube River

Price Range: $$

Vienna

Classical Austrian Dinner and Concert

Classical Austrian Dinner and Concert

Experience what Vienna is best known for, as you enjoy a typical Austrian Dinner followed by a concert in one of its beautiful venues.

Price Range: $$$

Schönbrunn Palace, Crown Jewel of Vienna

Schönbrunn Palace, Crown Jewel of Vienna

Visit magnificent Schönbrunn Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and former summer residence of the Habsburg imperial family.

Price Range: $$

Classical Concert

Classical Concert

Enjoy an unforgettable evening of world-famous classical arias, waltzes, polkas, marches, and operetta, performed by a brilliant costumed cast of top European singers and the Original Vienna Salon Orchestra.

Price Range: $$

Classical Austrian Dinner

Classical Austrian Dinner

Enjoy a typical Austrian dinner.

Price Range: $$

Prague

Prague by Night

Prague by Night

Experience a walking tour across the illuminated Prague

Price Range: $

Moldau Cruise with Lunch

Moldau Cruise with Lunch

Enjoy a buffet lunch with live music as you cruise down the Moldau River.

Price Range: $$

Berlin

Berlin Dinner

Berlin Dinner

Savor a tasty 3-course meal in a local restaurant.

Price Range: $$

Excursion to Potsdam

Excursion to Potsdam

Stroll through the stunning gardens of Sanssouci Palace and visit Cecilienhof Palace where the victorious Allies of World War II discussed peace treaties and post-war order.

Price Range: $$

 Know Before You Go

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