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Must be a Journeys Club member at the time of booking to receive 5% discount on the land-only portion of Globus, Cosmos, Monograms, or Avalon Waterways core tour, package, or cruise, not including extra night accommodations, extensions, taxes/fees, tips, and supplements. Must have traveled within the last five years of your booking date to receive discount. Journeys Club discount is not available retroactively. Applies to new 2015 and 2016 bookings only. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Does not apply to custom groups. Additional restrictions may apply.
To receive the Young Traveler discount, the age of the traveler must qualify at start date of the vacation. Does not apply to custom groups. Discount is applicable to any accommodation. Additional restrictions may apply.
The rediscovered jewels of Imperial Europe are the focus of this popular vacation, which includes overnights in Munich, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, and Salzburg. In Prague, see the tolling of the Astronomical Clock, when a sinister medieval figure of death emerges to pull the bell cord. Operating for over six centuries, this is a highlight of any trip to Prague. Also enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes of Vienna—maybe sit in a café with a piece of scrumptious Sachertorte while listening to a legendary waltz, or explore the inside of St. Stephen’s Cathedral with its Romanesque and Gothic architecture. Even more fabulous architecture awaits you in Budapest, where you’ll see the Matthias Coronation Church, founded in 1015, which has witnessed several coronations and royal weddings. Breakfast is included daily, and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to sample the local cuisine in each city. Sample the sauerkraut in Munich, savor Apfelstrudel in Salzburg, and enjoy the plum dumplings and Pilsner in Prague. You’ll also enjoy the enchanting natural scenery you’ll witness, including the Alps and Danube River Valley—amazing features of a marvelous vacation.
Day 1: Arrive in Munich Area, Germany.
Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.
Day 2: Munich Area–Nuremberg–Prague, Czech Republic.
Drive this morning on the Autobahn directly to Nuremberg for a visit. Next, east across the border into the Czech Republic. Evening arrival in Prague. (B)
Day 3: Prague.
The wealth of gothic and baroque architecture perhaps inspired Dvorak and Smetana, both Prague composers. The included guided sightseeing features landmarks such as the the Jewish Quarter, Charles Bridge, and the Old Town Square with the Astronomical Clock. (B,D)
Day 4: Prague–Vienna, Austria.
This morning, motor from Bohemia into Moravia and continue southeast for a few more miles before crossing into Austria. Arrive in Vienna to enjoy an afternoon of optional sightseeing. Start with a tour featuring the State Opera, Parliament, and the Town Hall. Stop for a stroll in Heroes’ Square to view the Hofburg. Reserve some energy for an exciting evening optional excursion. (B)
Day 5: Vienna–Budapest, Hungary.
A morning to see some unexplored corner of this intriguing capital or maybe just to do some shopping down the Kärntnerstrasse. In the afternoon, head for the Hungarian border and, by way of Györ, you’ll reach Budapest for two overnights. (B)
Day 6: 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 and wine cellars. Included sightseeing takes in the Parliament building, Margaret Island, Fishermen’s Bastion, the Royal Castle, and Matthias Coronation Church. (B)
Day 7: Budapest–Salzburg, Austria.
Mid-morning departure from Budapest. Travel westwards across the border into Austria to enjoy more Alpine scenery before heading towards the Danube and finally to Salzburg for an overnight. (B)
Day 8: Salzburg–Munich, Germany.
Morning at leisure in Salzburg or maybe join the optional Sound of Music excursion. A comfortable and relatively short drive past Lake Chiemsee to Munich. Tonight, an included typical Bavarian dinner at a local restaurant is a must to celebrate a successful vacation. (B,D)
Day 9: Munich.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
Prices based on double room occupancy.
Single room supplement:
No triple room reduction.
2014 departures are subject to itinerary and price modification. Details will be available in September 2013.
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|Prague, Vienna & Budapest 2017||Cosmos|
|Prague, Vienna & Budapest 2016||Cosmos|
|Prague, Vienna & Budapest 2018||Cosmos|
|Sziget Festival (Hotel) (Start Berlin, end Budapest)||Contiki|
The tour director was extremely personable and knowledgeable. The coach was comfortable. The excursions, including the optional excursions, were very good. Would definitely recommend this trip [Munich to Prague to Vienna to Budapest to Salzburg to Munich]. Exceeded expectations.
I enjoyed the tour because it was very well planned and we have time for everything.. Good Job.
I've been booking all my Globus and Cosmos tours with Affordable Tours - I wouldn't go anywhere else! I am a frequent traveler and I enjoy traveling with Globus and Cosmos because I think it's a very good value for the money.
Tour guide and bus driver were outstanding. Food was good and excursions were excellent. Great tour.
Excellent trip overall. This was my second booking with affordable tours. Looking forward to my next trip.
This is an outstanding tour at a very good price. Our tour guide was exceptional. This was my first tour with Cosmos, but it will not be my last.
The Cosmos tour far exceeded my expectations, it was far better than I anticipated. We had a Fabulous tour director who was bright and intelligent and funny and just made the experience completely memorable. We were lucky to have good weather, the places we saw left me wanting to spent more time at each of them, the optional excursions were well worth the extra money. And in the whole process, I came away with 5 new and quite close friends! Can\'t ask for more than that. Thank You!!
This was our fifth trip from affordable tours and also we have traveled with Cosmos in the past. We were very pleased with the trip's organization, the tour guide and overall experience. It was great.
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