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Young travelers must be under the age of 18 years on the date of departure, and must be accompanied by an adult (limit of one Young Traveler Discount per room). Please see below for a detailed breakdown of age groups for individual brochures. Asia 5 - 11, At Leisure 5 - 18 (5 -15 for Australia and New Zealand), Australia and New Zealand 5 - 15, CostSaver 5 - 17, Europe and Britain 5 -17, Family Experiences 5 - 17, Hidden Journeys 5 - 18 (5 - 11 for Asia), South America 5 - 17, trips to Costa Rica and Panama 5 - 12, trips to Mexico 5 - 12, USA and Canada 5 - 17.
Triple room reductions are based on sharing a twin or a double bedroom with an extra bed, which may be a roll-away. Discount may not apply to all itineraries, countries, regions or travel types, ask your travel consultant for full details. Additional restrictions may apply.
Please note that there is no guarantee roommates will be of a similar age group. If you are unable to be matched, you will be provided a single room at no extra cost. This service does not apply to City Breaks, extra nights' accommodation and all Eastern Mediterranean vacations - with the exception of Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) and the Best of Turkey. Additional restrictions may apply.
Only one credit is available per person. Not available on extra night stays, airfares, taxes and fees, flights supplements and surcharges and airport transfers. Conditions apply.
Please note that vacations must be booked at the same time. The discount is per person only and does not apply to City Breaks, extra nights' accommodation, extensions and airfares, taxes and fees, and airport transfers. Europe - excludes all Eastern Mediterranean vacations except the Greek Island Hopper, the Best of Greece (without cruise), the Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) and the Best of Turkey. Autumn, Winter and Spring Europe - excludes Real Britain, Jordan, Egypt and Israel. Asia - excludes Highlights of China and the Yangtze, and China Tibet and the Yangtze.
Not applicable to Hidden Journeys, Israel, vacations with trains, Greek Island Hopper, Solo Traveler Discount and extra nights’ accommodations. Discount is combinable with Triple room and Young Traveler discounts. Discount limited to one group per coach.
Enjoy the regal air of Munich, Prague, Budapest, Vienna and Salzburg on this majestic tour of Europe for less. Find 1000 year old castles, medieval cities and fantastic gilded statues. Listen closely for the sound of music in Vienna and relax on a serene cruise on the inspiring Danube River.
Day 1 - DEPART USA
Overnight flight to Munich.
Day 2 - ARRIVE MUNICH
Welcome to Munich, capital of Bavaria. After check-in, your afternoon begins with an orientation tour of this exciting city! See the Olympic Stadium, Ludwigstrasse and Marienplatz, featuring a Glockenspiel clock. This evening, you might like to soak up the atmosphere with a stein of beer at one of the beerhalls, for which Bavaria is world-renowned!
Holiday Inn Munich South (First Class)
Day 3 - MUNICH - NUREMBERG - PRAGUE (2 NIGHTS)
Travel north to Nuremberg, which for centuries was the unofficial capital of the Holy Roman Empire. Much of it was rebuilt following wartime destruction and its old-world charm and history is in evidence during your orientation tour. Cross the border into the Czech Republic and pass Pilsen, renowned for its breweries. Arrive later in Prague, a vibrant and fashionable city steeped in history, and one of Europe’s must-see destinations since the Velvet Revolution in 1989.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)
Diplomat Prague (First Class)
Day 4 - PRAGUE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME
Admire the sights of Prague with your Local Guide who gives a superb account of the city’s rich history. See St. Vitus Cathedral, which is set inside the 1,000 year old Prague Castle. Your tour continues across the River Vltava in the cobblestoned Old Town Square, where you see the Astronomical Clock. Spend free time afterwards exploring this fascinating city on your own and shopping for beautiful Czech crystal. Later, consider a cruise on the river and view the city from a different perspective.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)
Day 5 - PRAGUE - BRATISLAVA - BUDAPEST (2 NIGHTS)
Journey through Moravia in the southern Czech Republic into Slovakia. Enjoy an orientation tour of the capital, Bratislava, which shows you the medieval town hall in the quaint Old Town area. Arrive later in Budapest, a romantic city which straddles the River Danube. This evening, you might like to dine on board a cruise boat, while admiring Budapest from the water.(Buffet Breakfast)
Mercure Buda (First Class)
Day 6 - BUDAPEST SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME
Your Local Guide shows you the sights of the twin cities of Buda and Pest including the Fisherman’s Bastion, Heroes’ Square and the Church of St. Matthias. Admire panoramic views of the city from Gellert Hill, with free time afterwards to explore on your own. Perhaps take a trip to Szentendre or visit the Parliament buildings.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 7 - BUDAPEST - GYOR - VIENNA (2 NIGHTS)
Cross the picturesque Transdanubia region dotted with orchards and vineyards. Visit the historical town of Györ, which dates back to Roman times and also has an abundance of medieval and Baroque charm. Later, head north into Austria and arrive in Vienna, a dynamic city with a splendid imperial heritage.(Buffet Breakfast)
Senator Hotel (Moderate First Class)
Day 8 - VIENNA SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME
The Hofburg, State Opera House, Imperial Boulevards, the impressive City Hall – your Local Guide shows you all these landmarks and more during your sightseeing tour of this elegant city. Later in your free time, explore the pedestrian area around St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the main shopping street, Kärntnerstrassse. You might also like to visit a traditional Viennese café and sample unique pastries! This evening, consider an optional excursion to dine at a heurigen or tavern in a wine village on the outskirts of the city.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 9 - VIENNA - SALZBURG
Follow the Danube Valley past the impressive monastery at Melk. Continue west to the charming city of Salzburg, famous for its musical heritage, and wander through the Mirabell Gardens, which featured in the film ‘The Sound of Music’. Cross the bridge over the River Salzach and explore the Old Town, including the imposing cathedral square and Getreidegasse, a narrow street where Mozart was born in 1756.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)
Arena City Hotel (Moderate First Class)
Day 10 - SALZBURG - MUNICH
Don’t miss the opportunity to take an optional excursion to the Eagle’s Nest near Berchtesgaden in Germany, with spectacular views across the surrounding valleys. This evening in Munich – your final night – celebrate the end of the trip with your Travel Director and fellow travellers with dinner at your hotel.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)
Holiday Inn Munich South (First Class)
Day 11 - DEPART MUNICH - USA
This morning, say ‘Auf Wiedersehen’ to your Travel Director and traveling companions as your memorable European vacation comes to an end. Transfers to Munich Airport are available. Conditions apply.(Buffet Breakfast)
First Class Travel Highlights
The trip was about nature and history. It lacked any mention of art - at the least, architecture and sculpture. It would benefit if those topics were included.
The tour was spectacular. The Cooper Canyon was awesome and unbelievable. Our tour guide was well-experienced and knowledgeable. Our accommodations were the best. The local foods that we ate were very delicious.
Trafalgar is an excellent choice for traveling. I already did 2 European tours with them in 6 months and booked my third tour. They are professional and efficient. Traveling with Trafalgar saves time and money. The local experiences they provide make all the difference.
The tour was with AATKings/Trafalgar Tours. The Guide, Driver, Hotels, Meals, Tours were all excellent and I had a great time. Thanks!
The itinerary was absolutely within my expectations.
Our travel consultant did an excellent job booking our trip. The flight, airport transfer, and the tour itself was far beyond our expectations.
Everything that was stated came true but it was even better then what I expected.
We loved this trip. We love using Trafalgar because the tour directors are great, the itinerary is well planned out, and they have experiences that are unique, like taking a ride on a horse-drawn wagon (the horse had jingle bells on) through a small town and stopping for pictures on a beautiful little bridge, and then the owner of the horses taking us to his home and providing us with a homemade lunch.
Everything was great in my trip to New Zealand's southern island, the scenery was certainly stunning! I had a good time, all the fellow travelers in the tour was very nice and friendly, and I have found some new friends there! New Zealand is a new country where air is very clean and people are honest and trustworthy welcoming tourists as well as foreigners with open arms. Next time I'd like to go back and see the Northern island of the country.
It's a trip worth taking, but not at all up to the descriptions provided by most travelers. So don't think your socks are going to get knocked off by the scenery seen from the train or the dizzying bridge heights. Maybe I'm jaded because I live in Wash. State and I've taken the Empire Builder (Amtrak) & the Rocky Mountaineer (Canada Rail). So, this trip had some "nice" scenery, and it was interesting to do some real switchbacks, but as for the train portion overall: "meh". Hard to get good camera shots if not on right side of train or unless you camped out (to the detriment of others) on the right side of the in-between sections of the train cars. The train condition was good, the restrooms were clean, and the food was OK. The accommodations on the trip were nice to very-nice, as was the food. You have to realize this is Mexico however -- if you're expecting USA quality throughout then you're going to be one of the complainers the rest of us have to put up with. The hotel on the rim of the canyon was especially nice, with incredible views. The tram ride (into the canyon) was also very scenic. Between the two, it made the trip very worthwhile. The Casas Grandes (Paquime) stop was also very interesting if you like archaeological stuff. Those two things (the canyon stay) & Paquime were kinda the only two things worth seeing on the trip. Not that the rest of it wasn't worth seeing at all -- it was. But those were really the only two stops of significance in my opinion. I'm glad I crossed this trip off my list, but I would not do it again nor recommend it except with the above caveats. This was my first trip with Trafalgar (I've done many other bus tours with other companies). I would recommend them, putting them on the same level as Globus.
Truly professional Tour Director and drivers made the tour memorable. Trafalgar always arrange first class hotel rooms.
The Trafalgar tour guide wasn\'t good as those we had in the past. The itinerary was a bit rushed, covering too great a distance in a short time.
I thought both Affordable Tours and Trafalgar did a great job. Would definitely travel with Trafalgar again and would definitely use Affordable Tours again.
It was an awesome, organized, educational and a fun trip from Trafalgar. Folks were great. Thank you to our travel director who took care of the group\'s need and our driver for keeping us safe. It went beyond my expectation. Thank you!
Just got back home from my 2016 Splendors of Italy vacations (10/22-11/03). The Travel Director was absolutely amazing, as well as our driver. They did everything to make our vacation an unforgettable experience. All local guides were excellent and very attentive. They took care of every detail so we just had to enjoy every second in Italy.
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