IMPERIAL ESCAPE - 2017
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On this Escape, experience the rich history of Central Europe’s most popular destinations without the crowds—and even better—without the high-season prices. This Central Europe tour is a magnificent journey through the former Habsburg Empire. Your adventure begins in magical Budapest and you’ll also stay in two of Central Europe’s most popular cities: Vienna and Prague.
You will enjoy sightseeing of the must-see sights with a Local Guide in all cities: in Budapest, enjoy the treasures of the city with a panoramic view 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.
From the vibrant cities and historical sights to the special experiences, this Central Europe tour has something for everyone, including a low-season price that you won’t want to miss! Let Globus handle the details while you sit back, relax, and enjoy this amazing Imperial Escape.
guided sightseeing, panoramic view from Fishermen's Bastion.
Guided sightseeing, visit St. Stephen's Cathedral.
Guided sightseeing, Astronomical Clock, visit the Hradeany Castle grounds
- FREE WI-FI
Available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
- Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
Personalise your tour ahead of time with additional excursions.
Full buffet breakfast (B) daily: 2 three-course dinners with wine (D): a welcome dinner in Budapest and a farewell dinner in Prague.
Day by Day
ARRIVE IN BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
Welcome to Budapest! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner with wine at your hotel. (D)
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. (B)
Cross the nearby Austrian border and arrive in Vienna, once the centre 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. (B)
Full day at leisure to further explore this wonderful city. Choose from our exciting optional excursions to make the most of your stay. (B)
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. (B)
Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide features a visit to the 1,000-year-old HRADEANY CASTLE GROUNDS, St. Vitus Cathedral, the Old Town, the Jewish ghetto, and the ASTRONOMICAL CLOCK, once the envy of all Europe. This evening, a farewell dinner with wine awaits you at your hotel to celebrate the success of your holiday.
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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