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Globus Imperial Splendors(RS)

10 days from Munich to Munich 
The over-the-top homes. The complicated relationships. The relentless quest for power. Ruling Austria—and later the Austro-Hungarian Empire—for nearly 650 years, the Habsburgs formed one of history’s greatest, yet often overlooked, European dynasties. This fascinating tour of Central Europe traces the family’s steps—and missteps—as you enjoy the imperial sights of Prague, Budapest, and Vienna with additional overnights in melodious Salzburg and lively Munich. Ornate castles and cathedrals, stunning palaces and parks, and gorgeous gardens and grounds provide glimpse into the intriguing lives and lavish lifestyles of one of history’s most powerful and controversial families. In-depth sightseeing and a cruise along the legendary Danube offer varied vantage points to witness the magnificent marks this royal family left on Central Europe.

Itinerary (2024)

Day 1ARRIVE IN MUNICH, GERMANY
 Welcome to Munich! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
Day 2MUNICH–PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
 The Heart of a City MUNICH Orientation tour includes the Marienplatz. Free time before continuing to Prague. (B,D)
255 mi / 410 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CULTURE & TRADITION Experience the geographical and cultural heart of Munich at its Marienplatz, the town square since 1158. Stroll through the home of historic buildings, including the Old and New Town Halls in the picturesque heart and soul of the city.
Day 3PRAGUE
 The Golden City PRAGUE Guided sightseeing features the Astronomical Clock and the Hradčany Castle grounds. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CULTURAL GEM The capital city of the Czech Republic which spans the Vltava River is often called the “City of a Hundred Spires,” or “The Golden City.” See the beautiful Old Town Square, with vibrant Baroque buildings, Gothic churches, and the medieval Astronomical Clock, delighting passers-by each hour. Stroll around the exquisite grounds at Hradčany Castle, considered to be the world’s largest ancient castle complex.
Day 4PRAGUE–BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA–BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
 Serenity in Slovakia BRATISLAVA Orientation walk and free time before continuing to Budapest. (B,D)
329 mi / 530 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CITY SIGHTS Situated on the Danube River with the Little Carpathian Mountains as its backdrop, Bratislava is a real gem, a capital city with a local vibe. Whilst hearing about the historic area, look out for “Cumil” one the city’s most photographed inhabitants- the bronze statue of a man climbing out of a manhole.
Day 5BUDAPEST
 The Pearl of the Danube BUDAPEST Guided sightseeing includes the Matthias Coronation Church and Heroes’ Square. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
PICTURE PERFECT Since the wedding of King Matthias I, the church bearing his name has continued to host royal weddings and coronation ceremonies within its grand Neo-Gothic walls. From Matthias Coronation Church, you’ll also take in the perfect view of Fisherman’s Bastion with its seven towers overlooking the Danube River.
Day 6BUDAPEST–VIENNA, AUSTRIA
 The City of Music VIENNA Free time for lunch. Guided sightseeing features a drive along the famous Ringstrasse and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. (B)
174 mi / 280 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
ART & ARCHITECTURE Visit St. Stephen's Cathedral, the magnificent mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vienna. A sight to behold, the cathedral features the massive Romanesque “Giant's Door” – adorned with dragons, birds, lions, monks, and demons.
Day 7VIENNA
 City of Dreams VIENNA Enjoy free day in beautiful Vienna. (B)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
CULTURE & TRADITION Fall in love with the Austrian city that has played a key role throughout history. It is easy to see how musical geniuses such as Mozart and Strauss were inspired by this captivating city.
Day 8VIENNA–SALZBURG
 Austrian Accents KREMS [LF] Danube cruise with a Kaffee und Kuchen (coffee and cake) tasting.
SALZBURG Guided walking tour features Mirabell Gardens and Residenz Square. Dinner at St. Peter Stiftskeller restaurant. (B,D)
211 mi / 340 km

LOCAL FAVORITE
EPIC RIDE Sit back and relax for a leisurely cruise along one of the most scenic sections of the Danube River. Whilst watching the world pass by, indulge in another Austrian tradition- a cup of Kaffee and a delicious piece of Kuchen. Wunderbar!
Day 9SALZBURG–MUNICH, GERMANY
 Mozart’s Birthplace & Mugs of Beer SALZBURG Enjoy free time this morning.
MUNICH Join a farewell dinner at the Ratskeller restaurant followed by a visit to the [LF] Hofbräuhaus. (B,D)
106 mi / 170 km

LOCAL FAVORITE
LOCAL TASTES If steins and suds are on your mind, then Munich is the place to sip and socialize at the legendary Hofbräuhaus. Raise a glass to your fantastic European vacation and the new and wonderful friends you’ve made along the way. Prost!
Day 10MUNICH
 Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Included Globus Meals

Full buffet breakfast daily; 5 three-course dinners

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Guaranteed Departure 04/16/2023 $2,499.00
Guaranteed Departure 05/14/2023 $3,039.00
Guaranteed Departure 05/28/2023 $3,039.00
Guaranteed Departure 06/11/2023 $3,079.00
Guaranteed Departure 06/25/2023 $3,399.00
Guaranteed Departure 07/23/2023 $3,399.00
08/06/2023 $3,399.00
Guaranteed Departure 09/10/2023 $3,059.00
Guaranteed Departure 09/17/2023 $3,059.00
Guaranteed Departure 09/24/2023 $3,059.00
04/14/2024 $2,799.00
04/28/2024 $3,199.00
05/12/2024 $3,599.00
05/26/2024 $3,099.00
06/09/2024 $3,099.00
06/23/2024 $3,599.00
07/07/2024 $3,099.00
07/21/2024 $3,699.00
08/04/2024 $3,099.00
08/18/2024 $3,599.00
09/01/2024 $3,099.00
09/08/2024 $3,199.00
09/15/2024 $3,369.00
09/22/2024 $3,369.00
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