Europe  Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary

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Duration: 10 days 9 nights

Description: This four country tour package lets you enjoy the capital cities of Prague, Vienna and Budapest to the fullest. Local city tours give deep insight into the cultural heritages of these cities. The tour also covers other important destinations like Munich, Salzburg, Bratislava (Slovakia capital) and Nuremberg.

Day 1 – We arrive at the capital of Bavaria, Munich. After checking in at the hotel, join an orientation tour of the city. The tour will take you to the Olympic Stadium, Ludwigstrasse and Marienplatz, which features a Glockenspiel clock. In the evening, you may want to enjoy a glass of beer at one of the famed Bavaria beerhalls.

Day 2 – The next day we travel north to Nuremberg, which for centuries has been considered the unofficial capital of the Holy Roman Empire. Most of the city was rebuilt following the war and one can catch a glimpse of its old-world charm and history during the orientation tour. We then cross the border into the Czech Republic and pass through Pilsen, which is renowned for its breweries. You will spend the night in vibrant and fashionable Prague, which has been one of Europe’s must-see destinations since the Velvet Revolution in 1989.

Day 3- The local city guide will give you a detailed account of Prague’s rich history. The first stop of the tour is the St. Vitus Cathedral, set inside the 1,000-year old Prague Castle. You then cross the River Vltava to reach the cobblestoned Old Town Square, where you see the Astronomical Clock. You can spend the remaining free time exploring the fascinating city on your own and shopping for beautiful Czech crystals. You can also go on a river cruise to get a different view of the city.

Day 4- Journey through Moravia in the southern Czech Republic to reach Slovakia. Embark on an orientation tour of the capital, Bratislava, which shows you city highlights like the medieval town hall in the quaint Old Town area. Later in the day we arrive at Budapest, located near the Danube River. In the evening, you may be tempted to dine at a traditional restaurant in the company of some good gypsy folk music.

Day 5 – The city orientation tour in the company of your local guide shows you the sights of the twin cities of Buda and Pest like the Fisherman’s Bastion, Heroes’ Square and the Church of St. Matthias. You can also enjoy the panoramic view of the city from Gellert Hill. Free time is also available for you to explore the city on your own. You can consider taking a trip to Szentendre or visiting the Parliament buildings.

Day 6 – After Budapest, we pass through the picturesque Transdanubia region, well-known for its orchards and vineyards. Visit the historical town of Györ, which dates back to Roman times and is a classic example of medieval and Baroque charm. We then later head north and cross into Austria and arrive at the state capital Vienna.

Day 7- In Vienna, the local guide will introduce you to the sights and sounds of the city like The Hofburg, State Opera House, Imperial Boulevards and the impressive City Hall. Later in your free time, explore the pedestrian area around St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the main shopping area, Kärntnerstrassse. You might also want to visit a traditional Viennese café and sample unique pastries. In the evening, consider dining at a heurigen or tavern in a wine village on the outskirts of the city.

Day 8- The next day we travel along the Danube Valley crossing the monastery at Melk and the city of Linz. We then reach Salzburg, a city famous for its musical heritage. Here you can wander through the Mirabell Gardens, which featured in the film ‘The Sound of Music’. Cross the bridge over River Salzach and explore the Old Town, including the imposing cathedral square and Getreidegasse, a narrow street where Mozart was born in 1756. In the evening, relax at your hotel where dinner arrangements have been made.

Day 9- You can choose to join the optional excursion to the Eagle’s Nest near Berchtesgaden in Germany, which offers spectacular views of the surrounding valleys. Next we travel to Munich where you can spend the final night of the tour in the company of your travel Director and travel mates.

Day 10- On the last day, say ‘Auf Wiedersehen’ to your Travel Director and travelling companions as you will be transferred to Munich Airport.