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IMPERIAL CAPITALS - 2017

Tour Code - 4930 14 days - LONDON to BERLIN $2705 AUD
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.

Standard Features

Destinations

  • INDIVIDUAL HEADSETS.
  • INSIDE VISITS AND SPECIAL FEATURES
    Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.
  • SIGHTSEEING
    Visits to Trier, Nuremberg, Salzburg, Bratislava, Dresden.
  • SCENIC HIGHLIGHTS
    Moselle Valley, Salzkammergut, Lake Balaton, Bohemia.
  • GUIDES
    Host service in London; Local Guides for city sightseeing in Vienna, Budapest, Prague, Berlin; professional Tour Director while touring.
  • TRANSPORTATION
    Eurostar train London- Brussels; private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach.
  • HOTELS
    Rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, porterage, tips, and service charges.
  • MYACCOUNT
    Personalise your tour ahead of time with additional excursions.

Meals

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
13
0
4

Buffet breakfasts (B) daily
4 dinners (D)

Day by Day

  1. ARRIVE IN LONDON, ENGLAND.
    Check into your hotel. In the afternoon, you may want to start exploring the lively British capital. Uniformed hosts are available to help you make the most of your stay.

  2. LONDON.
    A full day to savour our rich program of optional activities: take a panoramic tour of London's landmarks, visit the Tower of London, or choose an excursion to Windsor Castle. Tonight, how about a leisurely cruise on the Thames River? (B)

  3. LONDON-BRUSSELS, BELGIUM.
    Leave London in the early morning on your EUROSTAR TRAIN to Brussels. At the station, meet your Tour Director and board your luxury coach for the drive to your overnight hotel. (B)

  4. BRUSSELS-LUXEMBOURG-TRIER, GERMANY-FRANKFURT AREA.
    Drive south through the Duchy of Luxembourg. Cross the German border and stop in ancient Trier before continuing through the splendid scenery of the Moselle Valley. A choice this afternoon of the included scenic drive along the shores of the Rhine or, even more thrilling, the optional Rhine cruise with vistas of the Lorelei rock, hilltop castles, half-timbered wine villages, and terraced vineyards. Just a few more kilometres by coach to your hotel in the Frankfurt area. (B,D)

  5. FRANKFURT AREA-NUREMBERG- SALZBURG, AUSTRIA.
    Journey through the heart of Germany to reach Nuremberg, one of Germany's most beautiful cities, famed for the war criminal trials that took place in 1945. Stop for a short visit, then south through Bavaria. Cross the German-Austrian border, and head towards Salzburg for an overnight. (B,D)

  6. SALZBURG-VIENNA.
    A morning to enjoy some optional sightseeing or time at leisure in Salzburg, Mozart's hometown. In the afternoon, journey through the Salzkammergut lakelands, of The Sound of Music fame, past Mondsee to follow the Danube almost all the way to Vienna. (B)

  7. VIENNA.
    Enjoy an included guided sightseeing tour featuring Vienna's State Opera, Parliament, and the Town Hall. Stop for a stroll in Heroes' Square to view the Hofburg. Complete the day by exploring on your own or by joining the optional excursion to Schonbrunn Palace. (B)

  8. VIENNA-LAKE BALATON, HUNGARY-BUDAPEST.
    East today into Hungary through the historic city of Gyor. Next, the vast stretch of Lake Balaton unfolds as you drive through some of its summer resorts. Reach Budapest by way of Martonvasar, where Beethoven wrote his Appassionata. Tonight, consider an optional cruise on the Danube to marvel at the fascinating city illuminations. (B,D)

  9. BUDAPEST.
    Buda Castle dominates the twin cities of Buda and Pest, separated by the broad ribbon of the Danube. Heroes' Square typifies the modern capital, while along the riverbank you find the old inns. Included sightseeing takes in the Hungarian Parliament Building, Margaret Island, Fishermen's Bastion, the Royal Castle, and Matthias Coronation Church. (B)

  10. BUDAPEST-BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA-PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC.
    On the way to Prague, stop in Bratislava, Slovakia's capital. Drive north to cross yet another border into the Czech Republic. Travel through Bohemia, an enchanted land of castles, spa towns, and picket-fenced villages. Evening arrival in Prague. (B,D)

  11. PRAGUE.
    The wealth of gothic and baroque architecture here perhaps inspired Dvorak and Smetana, both Prague composers. Included sightseeing features landmarks such as the Jewish Quarter, Charles Bridge, and the Old Town Square with the ASTRONOMICAL CLOCK. (B)

  12. PRAGUE-DRESDEN, GERMANY-BERLIN.
    Discover more of Bohemia as you journey towards the German frontier. Next up: the mountains and fortresses of the Erzgebirge range. Spend some time in Dresden, a magnificently restored city after its almost total destruction in World War II. Travel north across the Elbe River to reach Berlin for two overnights. (B)

  13. BERLIN.
    Included sightseeing focuses on the Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, and Potsdamer Platz, a masterpiece of contemporary architecture. Reunited Berlin has regained not only its territorial integrity but also the status as German capital. Afternoon at leisure or join an optional excursion. (B)

  14. BERLIN.
    Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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21 Apr 2017 04 May 2017 $2936 AUD $3907 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Book Now Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
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07 Jul 2017 20 Jul 2017 $2882 AUD $3853 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Book Now Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
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18 Aug 2017 31 Aug 2017 $2882 AUD $3853 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Book Now Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
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22 Sep 2017 05 Oct 2017 $2936 AUD $3907 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Book Now Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
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01 Dec 2017 14 Dec 2017 $2705 AUD $3676 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Please Call
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24 Dec 2017 06 Jan 2018 $2773 AUD $3744 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Book Now
Pre/Post City Start Date End Date Single Price
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Twin Price
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Triple Price
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PRE LONDON 01 Nov 2017 31 Dec 2017 $208 AUD $128 AUD $90 AUD
PRE LONDON 01 May 2017 31 Oct 2017 $277 AUD $171 AUD $151 AUD
PRE LONDON 01 Apr 2017 30 Apr 2017 $271 AUD $189 AUD $148 AUD
PRE LONDON 01 Jan 2017 31 Mar 2017 $203 AUD $124 AUD $87 AUD
POST BERLIN 01 Nov 2017 29 Dec 2017 $160 AUD $92 AUD $86 AUD
POST BERLIN 05 Oct 2017 22 Oct 2017 $120 AUD $75 AUD $75 AUD
POST BERLIN 07 Sep 2017 01 Oct 2017 $158 AUD $87 AUD $87 AUD
POST BERLIN 01 May 2017 03 Sep 2017 $120 AUD $75 AUD $75 AUD
Charge Type Name Price
OPTIONAL Gratuity $148 AUD

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