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 cross the English Channel by Eurostar train to Brussels, capital of Belgium, and join your motorcoach. Pass through the Duchy of Luxembourg to enter Germany, with a stop in ancient Trier. Travel through Bavaria, visiting Nuremberg, and arriving in Mozart’s hometown of Salzburg in Austria. Get to know the “waltz capital,” Vienna, where a Local Guide will give you historical and artistic information as well as point out where to have the best sachertorte. On to Hungary to visit 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 and enjoy guided sightseeing in Berlin, where the tour ends.
Individual headsetsInside visits and special features: Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.Sightseeing: Visits to Trier, Nuremberg, Salzburg, Bratislava, Dresden
LONDON Novotel London West (F)BRUSSELS Catalonia Brussels (ST) or Park Inn (ST)FRANKFURT AREA Mercure (ST) at Friedrichsdorf or Leonardo Royal (F)SALZBURG Austria Trend Salzburg West (ST)VIENNA Kavalier (ST) or Star Inn Schönbrunn (ST)BUDAPEST Mercure Buda (F)PRAGUE Clarion Congress (F) or Ibis Wenceslas Square (ST)BERLIN Abba (F) or Holiday Inn Express City Center (ST)
Buffet breakfasts daily; 3 dinners
NOTE:November 27 & December 4 Departures – Include visit to Salzburg, Vienna, Budapest, Prague, and Berlin Christmas markets
Transportation: Eurostar train London-Brussels; on the Continent, private first-class air-conditioned motorcoach