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Cathedrals, castles, cobbled lanes, and the mighty Danube – this stately 10-day sojourn through the imperial capitals of Europe will see you visit bohemian Prague, the eclectic Slovakian capital of Bratislava and Mozart’s Vienna and Salzburg. You’ll encounter a multicultural crossroads in Budapest, the medieval treasures of Regensburg and sounds of ‘Do-Re-Mi’ in the Mirabell Gardens.

  • 9 nights guided vacation Costsaver coach tour
  • 12 dining: 9 Breakfasts, 3 Three-course dinners
  • Sightseeing & city orientation tours
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
Aug 30, 2024 from $2439 tax included
Sep 6, 2024 from $2479 $2099 tax included
Sep 27, 2024 from $2599 $2299 tax included
Apr 11-Sep 26, 2025 from $2699 tax included
Based on Double or Single Share
Single Room Supplement add from $730
Pre-Pay Gratuities (Tour Director & Driver) add $124 per person

Roundtrip airfare to Munich additional, but can be added once available!

Single Share Program: When traveling alone, we understand that some clients do not want to incur the expense of an additional single room supplement. That’s why we give you the opportunity to purchase selected vacations on a room sharing basis on the majority of our itineraries. We will accommodate you with a fellow guest of the same gender on a ‘two-bedded’ basis (non-smoking rooms only). Please note that we cannot guarantee roommates will be of a similar age group. If we fail to match you, we will provide a single room at no extra cost.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • BRATISLAVA: Visit the capital of Slovakia
  • BUDAPEST: Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes Fisherman’s Bastion, the Church of St. Matthias and Gellért Hill
  • GYŐR: Visit this historical town
  • MUNICH: Orientation includes the Olympic Stadium and Marienplatz
  • PRAGUE: Walking tour with a Local Specialist includes views of St. Vitus Cathedral and the Old Town Square
  • REGENSBURG: Orientation includes the old stone bridge
  • SALZBURG: Visit this charming city, the birthplace of Mozart
  • VIENNA: Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes views of the State Opera House, Hofburg, Parliament and the Imperial Boulevards

Day 1 – Arrive Munich (D)

Say cheers to Germany’s beer capital and hello to a glorious encounter with the imperial capitals of central Europe. Munich’s church spires tower over the rest of the city, a nod to an age-old policy that places the city’s history and artistry above modernity. Embark on an orientation tour of the city, soaking up its old-world Bavarian charm in the elegant Marienplatz featuring the Old and New Town Halls and the Glockenspiel which shares the stories of a royal wedding, jousting knights and the dance of the coopers. You’ll have the rest of the day free to explore Munich your way, perhaps with a stein in hand amidst the rousing atmosphere in an outdoor Biergarten.
Hotel: Leonardo City South Holiday Inn Express City East or similar

Day 2 – Munich – Regensburg – Prague (B/D)

Your first stop today is in the UNESCO-listed town of Regensburg with its beautifully preserved medieval centre and Gothic Dom which overlooks the town’s historic façades and Danube river. Cross the border into the Czech Republic and arrive in Prague later. The Golden City of a Hundred Spires belongs in a Brothers Grimm fairy tale as you stroll through the illuminated city at night on an Optional Experience. Your introduction to Prague will reveal all the highlights of its Old Town, followed by a drink at a favourite local restaurant celebrating the crisp brews for which Prague is so famous.
Hotel: Ibis Praha Mala Strana or similar (2 nights)

Day 3 – Prague Sightseeing and Free Time (B)

Delve into Prague’s history – a city whose enduring beauty spared it from destruction in World War II when the rest of Europe’s capitals lay in ruins. A Local Specialist leads your sightseeing tour featuring Prague Castle, the Cathedral of St. Vitus and the Old Town Square. There’s time later to explore the city on your own, perhaps returning to the Square to watch the clock’s magical hourly Walk of the Apostles with a toasty Trdelník in hand. You could choose to view the city from its water, embarking on an optional lunch cruise along the Vltava that will reveal the legends, myths, culture and hidden secrets of this enchanting city.

Day 4 – Prague – Bratislava – Budapest (B)

We leave the beauty of Prague behind for the lush landscapes of Moravia and pass into Slovakia. Stop in Bratislava to admire its eclectic Gothic, Baroque and Art Deco architecture. Crossing the border into Hungary, we arrive in Budapest, the ‘Paris of the East’. Consider spending the evening on a river cruise along the Danube paired with a dinner of a selection of Hungarian specialties and awe-inspiring views.
Hotel –  Ibis Castle Hill or similar (2 nights)

Day 5 – Budapest Sightseeing and Free Time (B)

Today you’ll come to grips with the multicultural melting pot that shaped this European crossroads. Delve into its Magyar origins with a Local Specialist, who will share all the sights, including Fisherman’s Bastion, Heroes’ Square and the Church of St. Matthias. Take a trip up Gellért Hill whose Statue of Liberty and symbol of Budapest you can see from almost anywhere in the city. Later today you could choose to join an optional tour to the medieval town of Szentendre, set on the banks of the Danube. An Optional Experience this evening could see you revel in the colourful folklore of the gypsies with a traditional Hungarian dinner and folk music completing the evening.

Day 6 – Budapest – Győr – Vienna (B)

You’ll be grateful for your leisurely start to the day after an evening of lively gypsy music and fun. Let the decadence continue and consider a rich ‘second breakfast’ at Gundels with an optional visit to the Hungarian Parliament, before crossing the hilly Transdanubia region bound for Györ, located midway between Budapest and Vienna. Next stop is the Austrian capital itself where art, architecture and above all music hit all the right notes for an inspiring evening in the former home of the Habsburgs.
Hotel: Novum Prinz Eugen or similar (2 nights)

Day 7 – Vienna Sightseeing and Free Time (B)

Vienna has held on to her regal roots as you’ll come to discover as you join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour featuring all the highlights, including the Hofburg, State Opera House and City Hall. You’ll have some time to discover why Vienna’s streets are paved with culture or consider a guided visit to Schönbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the Habsburgs, whose legacy can be seen across their dynastic capital. You’ll need no excuse to embrace the locals’ love of the good life when you choose an evening of symphonies and sonatas. This unforgettable Optional Experience includes dinner and the melodies of Mozart and Strauss.

Day 8 – Vienna – Salzburg (B/D)

Follow the Danube Valley, passing the impressive Benedictine monastery at Melk perched atop its rocky bastion overlooking the river. Continue to Salzburg, whose rich musical heritage is only part of its enduring appeal. Take a stroll through the Mirabell Gardens, where the von Trapp children once sang ‘Do-Re-Mi’ in ‘The Sound of Music’, with a Local Specialist. Then there’s time to embark on your own exploration of this historic city. Wander through the Baroque-filled Old Town to the spiritual heart of Salzburg, the Cathedral where Mozart was baptised, then see his nearby birthplace on Getreidegasse, which has been turned into a museum documenting his life.
Hotel: Austria Trend Mitte or similar

Day 9 – Salzburg – Munich (B)

Bavaria beckons once again and you’ll have an opportunity to explore the spectacular alpine region with a choice of Optional Experiences. Embark on a scenic tour of the Bavarian Alps to Berchtesgaden, ascending over 1,500 metres along one of the most beautiful mountain roads in Europe, or visit Hitler’s retreat at Eagle’s Nest and learn about its infamous history as you admire the soul-stirring views that surround you. Later you’ll return to Munich, driving past its 1970s Olympic Stadium before reaching your hotel. Tap into the city’s convivial spirit this evening, joining an optional Bavarian-style farewell dinner with new friends to toast the end of an epic adventure through central Europe.
Hotel: Leonardo City South or similar

Day 10 – Depart Munich (B)

The hospitality of your Bavarian hosts still fresh in your mind, you’ll spend your final moments in Munich reminiscing over a journey filled with history, culture and beautiful natural surrounds. Say a fond pfiat di to your new friends and prepare for your onward journey home. Transfers to Munich Airport are available. Conditions apply.

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Day 2: Beautiful Prague By Night Join our Local Specialist for an evening introduction to this fairy-tale city on private transport and with a little strolling. Gaze at the panoramic views of the city of a hundred spires while our Local Specialist brings the magic of the Charles Bridge alive. Enjoy a drink in a quaint restaurant as a musician entertains and discover parts of Prague that we have not seen yet. Adult Price: €39.00

Day 3: Scenic Vltava Cruise with Lunch Take a relaxing cruise on the beautiful River Vltava and we’ll tell you about the legends, myths, culture and hidden secrets of this enchanting city. During the cruise you’ll enjoy a lunch of local specialities. Adult Price: €51.00

Day 4: Danube Cruise With Dinner Enjoy a scenic cruise on our private boat on the romantic Danube. You’ll savour a tasty dinner selection of Hungarian specialities with drinks included and see Budapest’s spectacular illuminations, which give it the nickname ‘The Paris of the East’. Adult Price: €65.00

Day 5: Option #1 Hungarian And Gypsy Folklore Show And Dinner Get a taste of traditional music as you enjoy a Hungarian dinner with drinks in a local restaurant, while folk musicians serenade you at your table and reveal real gypsy folklore. Adult Price: €53.00* * The Optionals and pricing listed here are a guideline only and subject to change.

Option #2 Szentendre And Light Lunch Explore more of Hungary and follow our guide out of bustling Budapest to the picturesque medieval town of Szentendre, set on the banks of the Danube and awash with ancient walls, cobbled streets and beautiful vistas. Here we’ll enjoy a Goulash cooking demonstration before sampling this essential Hungarian dish during lunch, which also includes cake and drinks. Afterwards, perhaps strike a bargain in the shops that sell beautiful Hungarian embroidery, ceramics and paprika. Adult Price: €52.00

Day 6: Option # 1 Visit To The Hungarian Parliament And Gundel Take a guided tour of this magnificent Gothic Revival building, the most ornate state parliament in Europe. You’ll also have time to relax with a visit to the world famous Gundel restaurant for pancakes and drinks. This optional involves reservations and entrance prepayments. Should you decide to cancel the optional, a 50% cancellation fee will be incurred. When the Parliament is closed, we will visit the exquisite ‘Renaissance’ Opera House and the optional will be offered at €43. Adult Price: €64.00

Option #2 Viennese Dinner with Musical Entertainment Enjoy dinner in an atmospheric Viennese restaurant, with drinks and traditional musical entertainment included. A unique experience in one of Europe’s most elegant cities. Adult Price: €63.00

Day 7: Option # 1 Dinner And Viennese Concert A wonderful evening of all things Viennese! Enjoy a superb dinner with drinks, followed by a concert of Viennese classical music. Works by Johann Strauss and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart will be performed and your ‘A Class’ tickets and a complimentary glass of sparkling wine or juice during the interval will only enhance the experience. Please note: on occasion a small gift will be offered in place of a glass of sparkling wine. Adult Price: €103.00* * The Optionals and pricing listed here are a guideline only and subject to change.

Option #2 Schönbrunn Palace And Gardens The Imperial Summer Palace of Schönbrunn offers an amazing journey through the centuries of Habsburg rule. It is perfectly preserved and richly decorated with treasures from around the globe. Each room has a story to tell, so of course, you’ll have a Local Specialist to bring it to life and to make the most of your time. This optional involves reservations and entrance prepayments. Should you decide to cancel the optional, a 50% cancellation fee will be incurred. Adult Price: €47.00

Day 9: Option #1 Bavarian Farewell Dinner Join us for our farewell dinner Bavarian style and raise a glass to friends old and new, reminisce about your holiday and enjoy local specialities in an atmospheric Munich restaurant. The perfect way to celebrate the end of your trip and the beginning of your next adventure. Adult Price: €62.00* * The Optionals and pricing listed here are a guideline only and subject to change.

Option #2 Berchtesgaden And Hohenringstrasse Excursion Join us for a scenic tour in the Bavarian Alps to Berchtesgaden, within sight of Hitler’s Bavarian Redoubt. Via the Hohenringstrasse, we’ll ascend 5,000 ft along one of the most beautiful mountain roads of Europe. Adult Price: €36.00

Option #3 Eagle’s Nest Tour And Bavarian Alps In Berchtesgaden National Park drive past farmhouses and picturesque villages as we ascend the Obersalzberg. We transfer to special buses for the second leg of the journey: a spectacular road and great engineering feat blasted out of the mountain side. Finally we take an elevator up to the Eagle’s Nest, intended as a mountain retreat for Hitler and his inner circle. Once at the top learn its fascinating history and take in the awe inspiring views of the surrounding mountain peaks whilst enjoying a local refreshment! This optional is weather dependent and subject to seasonal closures, therefore it may not be available on all departures. Adult Price: €55.00* * The Optionals and pricing listed here are a guideline only and subject to change.

Option #4 Lake and Mountain Tour Marvel at the Alpine beauty of the Salzburg lake district, with its 76 glacier lakes and picturesque towns like Sankt Gilgen. We will also have the chance to see some of the major backdrops for the film “The Sound of Music”. Adult Price: €39.00

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Real experts, real experiences Call upon the expertise of your Travel Director and you can enjoy everything the region has to offer, in comfort, without having to plan your itinerary yourself. And there’s always free time for you to enjoy Optional Experiences, night time entertainment, or simply explore on your own. And if you’re looking for inspiration at any point, your Travel Director will always be happy to point you in the right direction.

  • Insider Experiences on every trip
  • An expert Travel Director and separate driver
  • Hand-picked 4 or 5-star accommodation, whether it’s centrally located, in the midst of stunning countryside, or close to a major site.
  • VIP entry to many sights
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • Luxury coaches with Wi-Fi in most countries
  • Breakfast every day and up to half other meals provided

With CostSaver you get a great value vacation, without compromising on quality and still benefiting from award-winning service from a name you can trust. What’s included Your accommodations will be 3 or 4-star, featuring twin rooms. You’ll also enjoy buffet breakfasts, and while up to half your dinners will be included in the price of your trip, you’ll be free to dine out the rest of the time. As such you’ll have more time and freedom to explore on your own, or choose from one of our Optional Experiences. Though don’t worry, if you’re ever stuck for ideas on where to go, your Travel Director will be more than happy to point out their favorite trattoria, restaurant or café.

  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • An expert Travel Director and separate driver
  • VIP entry at most sights
  • Hand-picked 3 or 4-star accommodations. To make sure we’re always delivering the best value for money, we carefully select hotels in exactly the right location. Sometimes it makes sense to stay centrally, so we do. But at other times we’ll opt for a better hotel slightly further out over a less desirable property in town. It will always be in a good neighborhood, with transport links an easy walk away.
  • Luxury coaches with Wi-Fi in most countries
  • Breakfast every day and up to half other meals provided
*The Czech Government requires Canadian travellers to have proof of travel/health insurance. Minimum coverage of the health insurance must be at least 35,000 Euro (Approximately 50,000 CAD). For further details regarding visa/entry requirements visit travel.gc.ca

A valid passport with at least six months validity after your return date is required. Czech Republic Government requires Canadian Travellers to have proof of travel/health insurance. Minimum coverage of the health insurance must be at least $35,000. (Approx. C$50,000).

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All rates are per person, based on double occupancy in Canadian dollars (unless otherwise stated) New bookings only. Space and price may be limited and subject to availability at the time of booking.  Errors or omissions may occur on the above information with no guarantee of being honoured. Terms and conditions apply. Tax is not included in the above base fare. Above tax amount includes non-refundable $30 per adult Booking Management Fee. $50 per adult cancellation fee. Not included in the above rates: Xpresspost fee, recommended medical, cancellation or baggage insurance. Child rate is applicable when travelling with 2 paying adults sharing 1 hotel room, using the existing bedding. Price Match Policy: Travel Best Bets makes every effort to remain competitive by offering our ‘Match or Beat Any Price’ offer however due to certain restrictions  there will be some product we cannot match or beat. Please note the star ratings found on www.travelbestbets.com are determined by Travel Best Bets based on a number of factors and may not match the star rating found in the Tour Operator’s brochure. Please view our star ratings by clicking here. Due to an increasing volume of disputed bookings, we will only accept payment for air only travel to India, the Philippines and the continent of Africa through the following means: book and pay cash in person or by direct deposit into our business account – once the transaction is verified and a copy of the receipt emailed or faxed to our office, we will confirm the booking. Please contact us for details on how to book using this method. Please contact [email protected] for photo credit information. BPCPA #3287