Imperial Splendors (RS)

10 Day Tour from Munich to Munich

2020 Tour Details

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!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

MUNICH
Welcome dinner; orientation including Marienplatz; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite 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
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite 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

Headsets throughout the tour.
Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

Notes:

  • Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest is normally open from mid-May to end-September. Check with your Tour Director for the availability of this excursion.

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

  • "Budapest (including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue)
  • Historic Centre of Prague
  • Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg
  • Historic Centre of Vienna

Transportation:

Motorcoach; boat cruise.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 5 three-course dinners, including dinners at a local restaurant in Salzburg and Munich

 Itinerary

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

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.

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Day 2 MUNICH–PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

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

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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.

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Day 4 PRAGUE–BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA–BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

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

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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.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6 BUDAPEST–VIENNA, AUSTRIA

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

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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.

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Day 8 VIENNA–SALZBURG

On a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite 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

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Day 9 SALZBURG–MUNICH, GERMANY

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 Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite 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

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Day 10 MUNICH

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With GLOBUS, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

PIETER REYNOLDS

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

There are few places on Earth touched by so much history. From the Romans and the Hun invaders to the horrors of fascism and communism, Eastern Europe has seen it all. Here, you can see the scars of history on the countries and buildings. You can bear witness to the effects on the people living here, the same people who survived it all and still had the strength for peaceful revolution. Eastern Europe is a fascinating region, and I look forward to sharing it with you.

Tour Director - PIETER REYNOLDS

 Accommodations

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

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). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

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


Prague
Budapest
Vienna
Salzburg

Prague

Illuminated Prague with Tavern Visit

Illuminated Prague with Tavern Visit

Discover the magic of Prague on this guided walking tour featuring the city's illuminated icons, Czech beer and music at a local tavern, and a stroll across the world-famous Charles Bridge!

Price Range: $

Vltava River Lunch Cruise

Vltava River Lunch Cruise

Take a break from traditional sightseeing without sacrificing a moment of your time in the Golden City on this incredible 1.5-hour lunch cruise along the magnificent Vltava River.

Price Range: $$

Budapest

Illuminated Budapest

Illuminated Budapest

Discover the magic of Budapest at night during this enchanting sightseeing tour featuring the city's illuminated icons.

Price Range: $

Danube Cruise

Danube Cruise

Discover the magic of Budapest on this enchanting Danube River cruise past the city's most famous landmarks!

Price Range: $$

Tastes of Hungary Dinner & Wine Pairing

Tastes of Hungary Dinner & Wine Pairing

Explore the piquant flavors of traditional Hungarian cuisine during this fun and delicious dinner excursion.

Price Range: $$

Vienna

Traditional Austrian Dinner

Traditional Austrian Dinner

Travel to the outskirts of Vienna to a local restaurant or Viennese Heurigen (wine tavern) for a traditional dinner complete with music, entertainment, and wine from the latest harvest!

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 a spellbinding evening of classical works by Mozart and Johann Strauss, performed brilliantly by professional Salon Orchestra Alt-Wien musicians in one of Europe's prettiest venues.

Price Range: $$

Excursion to Vienna Woods

Excursion to Vienna Woods

Enjoy the fabulous natural scenery of the Vienna Woods

Price Range: $

Salzburg

Spectacular Berchtesgaden with Hitler's Eagle's Nest*

Spectacular Berchtesgaden with Hitler's Eagle's Nest*

Travel through fresh mountain air and unbelievable scenery to Berchtesgaden for a visit of Adolph Hitler's infamous Eagle's Nest command post. (*Hitler's Eagle's Nest available from mid May to October).

Price Range: $

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For your selected tour, there will be additional per-person cost for the size of your party - from 1 to 24. This additional supplement is reduced with each traveler you add to your party.

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6 guests in a party: $1,895*
18 guests in a party: $346*

Contact Globus or your preferred travel agent for pricing for your specific party size as well as any other information on Globus Private Touring.

* Supplement pricing is per person (USD) and will be added to the standard published price for your given departure date and is based on availability. Supplement price is valid for 2019 travel year. Occasionally some included and optional activities & excursions may be operated with other guests. Additional restrictions may apply. Not applicable for custom groups. No Group allowances or promotions are available on Private Touring. Published itineraries only. Note that blackout dates may exist where the Private Touring option is not available.

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