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Imperial Escape with Berlin

9 days with Globus   Rating: First Class

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Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices 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. (D)

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. (B)

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. (B)

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. (B)

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. (B)

Day 6 Prague.
Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide features a visit to the 1,000-year-old HRADCANY 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. (B,D)

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. (B)

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. (B,D)

Day 9 Berlin.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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All This Included
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 traveling 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, and then end your adventure in fascinating Berlin!

You will enjoy guided 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 Hradcany 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.

At the end of your tour, transfer by high-speed train to Berlin for three overnights and guided sightseeing with picture stops at the Brandenburg Gate and Holocaust Memorial. All services in Berlin, including Local Host assistance, are provided by Monograms.

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.
  • Motorcoach
  • Free wi-fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies
  • Full buffet breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners with wine: a welcome dinner in Budapest and a farewell dinner in Berlin
  • Professional tour director
  • Headsets throughout the tour
Highlights
  • 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 Hradcany Castle grounds
  • DRESDEN Walking tour
  • BERLIN Guided sightseeing, take pictures of Brandenburg Gate and the Holocaust Memorial, visit Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church; farewell dinner
Accommodations
Budapest: Hilton Budapest City or Continental
Vienna: Mercure Grand Hotel Wien Biedermeier or Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront
Prague: Yasmin or Jurys Inn Prague
Berlin: Arcotel John F
Pre and Post Add-ons
Extra nights per person in Budapest:
in single room $75, in twin $42

Extra nights per person in Berlin:
in single room $108, in twin $66
Notes
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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