Imperial Cities of Europe – 6 countries

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Imperial Cities of Europe – 6 countries

Hungary – Austria – Slovakia – Czech R.– Germany – Slovenia
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  • 9 days

  • March – OctoberMar - Oct

  • 8 Meals Included

  • Budapest

  • Ljubljana

  • Relaxed

  • 4*/5* hotels

  • Small group

What to Expect

Discover the immense cultural and historical heritage of Central Europe that is visible in every step of the journey. Visit the most important cities of the great Holy Roman and the Austro-Hungarian Empire and admire the impressive architecture that testifies about their unquestionable power. Meet Budapest, settled on Danube’s banks, explore romantic Prague and admire the stunning Schönbrunn palace in Vienna. Taste Bavarian pretzels in Munich and relax at the alpine lake Bled, known for its natural beauty and special powers believed to help restore wellbeing.

  • Cruise along the Danube River and experience the beautiful sights of Budapest
  • Admire the beautiful gardens and Rococo interior of the majestic Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna
  • Feel the medieval spirit of the Golden city – Prague
  • Enjoy the German way, tasting sausages and beer in a centuries-old restaurant
  • Ring the wishing bell on the island in the middle of the picturesque Lake Bled
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Day 1Arrival in Budapest

Upon arrival in Budapest, the capital of Hungary, you will be welcomed by your driver and escorted to your hotel. On the short coach ride from the Ferenc Liszt International airport, sit back, relax and enjoy the sights of Budapest, the city of bridges and thermal baths. Known by its youthful atmosphere and beautiful architecture, Budapest is with good reason nicknamed “Paris of the East”. Check-in at your hotel.

Use your free time to rest and prepare for the trip. At 7pm in the hotel reception, you will be greeted by your guide who will introduce himself and provide you with detailed information about the entire trip. Overnight.

Standard package: Hotel Expo Congress 4* | Danubius Arena 4* | Hungaria City Center 4* or similar
Premium package: Hotel Ambra 4* | Continental Budapest 4* | art’otel budapest, by Park Plaza 4* or similar

 

Day 2Leisure day: Budapest Sightseeing

After breakfast, you will set off on a tour (walking and driving) around Budapest. With a unique, youthful atmosphere, a world-class classical music scene as well as a pulsating night life and, last but not least, an exceptionally rich offering of natural thermal baths, Budapest is one of Europe’s most delightful and enjoyable cities. Due to its scenic setting and its architecture, it is nicknamed the ‘Paris of the East’. Thanks to their cultural and architectural significance, the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. The Budapest sightseeing tour will show you all the major landmarks of the city: Chain Bridge, Margaret Bridge, the Castle District with Matiass Church, the Fishermen’s Bastion with the beautiful panoramic views, Gellért Hill (Citadel) with the most spectacular view of Budapest, Elisabeth Bridge, the Central Market Hall, the largest synagogue in Europe, the City Park, Heroes’ Square with statues of the most famous Hungarian kings and dukes, the Opera House, Saint Stephen’s Basilica, the Hungarian Parliament Building and many others.

Standard package: Hotel Expo Congress 4* | Danubius Arena 4* | Hungaria City Center 4* or similar
Premium package: Hotel Ambra 4* | Continental Budapest 4* | art’otel budapest, by Park Plaza 4* or similar

 

Day 3Budapest – Vienna

Breakfast. Drive to Vienna with expected arrival around noon. Visiting Vienna is an architectural dream! You cannot help but be impressed by the sheer scale and beauty of some of Vienna’s most iconic landmarks. The sightseeing tour starts with buildings and attractions within Ringstrasse, which are excellent examples of 16th and 17th century architecture. After passing the old university, your attention will be caught by Vienna City Hall, a building in the neo-Gothic style. The Parliament building, Burgtheater, Naturhistorisches Museum, Kunsthistorisches Museum and Hofburg Imperial Palace all give you the impression that you are travelling through history. Walking along the main pedestrian street, you will see the newer and renovated part of Vienna, before you reach Saint Stephen’s Cathedral, the most important Gothic structure in Austria. Continuing along the street from Stephenplatz, right after Hotel Sacher and the famous Albertina museum, you will stumble upon the impressive Vienna State Opera, considered one of the most important Opera houses in the world and the home of the famous Vienna Opera Ball.

In the afternoon and evening, use your free time to explore the city further, or visit some of its great museums, or try the famous Wiener Schnitzel and other local specialties in one of the many traditional restaurants.

Standard package: Hotel Renaissance Wien 4* | Austria Trend Doppio 4* | Best Western Plus Amedia 4* or similar
Premium package: Hotel Grand Ferdinand 5* | Kaiserhof 4* | Austria Trend Savoyen 4* or similar

 

Day 4Schönbrunn Palace – Bratislava – Prague

Breakfast. For visiting royal city of Vienna one day is not enough! Start your second day in Vienna with a visit to the astonishing Schönbrunn Palace, one of the most important architectural and historical landmarks in all of Austria, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The history of the palace and its gardens spans over 300 years and reflects the changing tastes and aspirations of Austria’s monarchy. While you are visiting the former imperial summer residence, you can feel how the imperial family once lived. At the end of the tour, you will have time to take a stroll through the palace labyrinth gardens or to enjoy a cup of original Viennese coffee and a piece of delicious apple strudel.

In the afternoon, Bratislava is waiting for you. Start the tour with a visit to the most important and historical sights of the city, such as the Presidential Palace, Eurovea – the modern city centre, the National Theatre, the Art Nouveau church and others. The tour will stop at Bratislava Castle for you to take pictures, as well as at the Slavín memorial monument, which not only highlights the tragedy of war but also offers fantastic views.

Drive to Prague. Check-in at the hotel.

Standard package: Hotel Clarion Congress 4* | Dorint Don Giovanni 4* | Union 4* or similar
Premium package: Hotel Grandium 5* | Grandior 5* | La Ballerina 5* or similar

 

Day 5Leisure day: Prague Sightseeing

 

Breakfast. Prague – a European city of culture, the Golden City, the City of a Hundred Towers – is a magical city of bridges, cathedrals, gold towers and church domes, situated on the river Vltava. It has the best preserved medieval town centre in Europe and all the attributes  of one  of  the  most  modern  European  cities.

Start your sightseeing at Prague Castle (Pražský hrad), the most popular attraction and officially the largest ancient castle in the world. Within its walls lies a varied and fascinating collection of historic buildings, museums and galleries. Listen to interesting stories and walk around Saint Vitus Cathedral, the Old Royal Palace, the Basilica of Saint George and other historical gems inside the walls. Before heading down to the old city, you will stop at two viewpoints with amazing views over Prague. Below the castle, cross the amazing Charles and fascinating collection of historic buildings, museums and galleries. Listen to interesting stories and walk around Saint Vitus Cathedral, the Old Royal Palace, the Basilica of Saint George and other historical gems inside the walls. Before heading down to the old city, you will stop at two viewpoints with amazing views over Prague. Below the castle, cross the amazing Charles Bridge and feel like you are in a medieval storybook. Wander through the small, charming streets of the old town until you arrive at Old Town Square, the location of the Town Hall and Astronomical Clock, one of the oldest clocks in the world and a symbol of Prague.

Standard package: Hotel Clarion Congress 4* | Dorint Don Giovanni 4* | Union 4* or similar
Premium package: Hotel Grandium 5* | Grandior 5* | La Ballerina 5* or similar

 

Day 6Prague – Regensburg – Munich

Breakfast. Drive to Regensburg, one of the top 10 sights and travel attractions in Germany. The medieval centre of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a testimony of the city’s status as the cultural centre of southern Germany in the middle Ages. The old stone bridge over the Danube, the cathedral and Krauterermarkt square with the Collegiate Church of Saint John, the Cathedral Treasury Museum, Heuport house and the historic Adler Pharmacy are Regensburg’s most significant architectural landmarks.

The evening is reserved for Munich, famous for its beautiful architecture, fine culture and the annual Oktoberfest beer celebration. Germany’s unofficial southern capital, proud of its pretzels, BMW and football club Bayern Munich, is considered the most liveable city in Germany. Walking around the centre of the city, you will see some world-class sights and typical Munich architecture with alpine influence. Sights on your tour include the Pinakotheken art museums, the world famous Hofbrauhaus, the National Theatre with the Royal Palace, Marienplatz and the Viktualien market with its colourful outdoor stalls and many others. Hotel check-in and overnight.

Standard package: Hotel Residence Inn by Marriot City East 4* | Leonardo Munich City Olympiapark 4* | Courtyard by Marriott City East 4* or similar
Premium package: Hotel Westin Grand 5* | Hilton Munich City 4* | Holiday Inn City Centre 4* or similar

 

Day 7Munich - Salzburg - Hallstatt - Villach

Breakfast. Continue your journey with a visit to Salzburg, a cultural hub of Austria, famous as the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Its picturesque old town with its world famous baroque architecture is one of the best preserved city centres in the German-speaking world and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take a relaxing walk with your guide, listen to unheard stories and see the Mirabell Gardens, Mozarteum – a music academy, the Marionette and Regional Theatres, Markart Square, Blasius Church, Mozart’s Square… and many more! Make the most of your time in the city by taking a walk along the Salzach River or climbing up to the Hohensalzburg fortress, and don’t forget to try the popular Mozartkugeln, chocolate-covered marzipan balls inspired by the famous composer, Salzburg’s most famous son, Mozart.

The next stop in Austria will be the breathtaking village of Hallstatt. With pastel-coloured houses that cast shimmering reflections onto the glassy waters of the lake and with towering mountains on all sides, Hallstatt’s beauty alone would be enough to guarantee it fame. Boats chug tranquilly across the lake from the train station to the village, situated precariously on a narrow stretch of land between mountain and shore. Until the 19th century, the beautiful Austrian village of Hallstatt was accessible only by boat or mountain trail. Today, this beautiful village is easily accessible and willing to show its main attractions: the Kalvarienberg Church, Market Square, numerous archaeological artefacts, Hallstatt Museum, The Charnel House in Michael’s Chapel with 1200 skulls, among others.

The small Austrian tour will be finished with an evening visit to Villach, the second largest Austrian city, well known for its legendary carnival. Surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery, close to one of the crossroads of central Europe, the city attracts many visitors. In this so-called walker’s paradise, you will see Villach Main Square with Trinity Column, Holy Cross Church, the Parish Church of Saint Jacob and many others. Hotel check-in and overnight.

Standard package: Hotel City 4* | Mosser 4* | Globo Plaza 4* or similar
Premium package: Hotel Holiday Inn 4* | City 4* or similar

 

Day 8Villach – Bled – Ljubljana

Breakfast. Start the Slovenian daily tour with a visit to Bled. This alpine lake with its beautiful island (the most photographed sight in Slovenia) has been a world renowned paradise for centuries, impressing visitors with its natural beauty, wealth of legend and reported special powers believed to help restore wellbeing. You will get to try the famous Bled cream cake and rest your soul looking at the picture-postcard in front of you – emerald green mountain lake that is decorated with island and a church in the center of it, and the medieval castle on a top of the rocky cliff, which reflects in the lake in order to complete this lifelong memory.

Proceed to Ljubljana, the magical capital of Slovenia that boasts of real charm and a great cultural scene. You will be led along the riverfront to the city’s beautiful cultural landmarks, including the Cathedral of Saint Nicholas, the baroque Town Hall, the medieval town square “Mestni Trg” and Robba’s Fountain, as well as the picturesque central open-air market and the Triple Bridge. After the tour, you will have free time to take a lunch on the banks of the romantic Ljubljanica River.

Check-in at the hotel.

Standard package: Hotel Austria Trend 4* | M Hotel 4* | Lev 4* or similar
Premium package: Hotel Grand Union 4* | Radisson Blu Plaza 4* | U Hotel 4* or similar

 

Day 9Departure

Breakfast and hotel check-out. As most of our clients decide to extend their trip within their own organisation, transfer to the airport at the end of the tour is not included in the overall price. Any guests who would like Serbia Tour Operator to organise a departure transfer on their behalf are welcome to contact us. End of services.

 

If you would like to book pre or post tour accomodation, you can do that during  check out process
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Inclusions

Countries visited

Hungary – Austria – Slovakia – Czech R. – Germany – Slovenia

Accommodation

Standard package:

  • 2 BB in Budapest in Hotel Expo Congress 4* | Danubius Arena 4* | Hungaria City Center 4* or similar
  • 1 BB in Vienna in Hotel Renaissance Wien 4* | Austria Trend Doppio 4* | Best Western Plus Amedia 4* or similar
  • 2 BB in Prague in Hotel Clarion Congress 4* | Dorint Don Giovanni 4* | Union 4* or similar
  • 1 BB in Munich in Hotel Residence Inn by Marriot City East 4* | Leonardo Munich City Olympiapark 4* | Courtyard by Marriott City East 4* or similar
  • 1 BB in Villach in Hotel City 4* | Mosser 4* | Globo Plaza 4* or similar
  • 1 BB in Ljubljana in Hotel Austria Trend 4* | M Hotel 4* | Lev 4* or similar

Superior package:

  • 2 BB in Budapest in Hotel Ambra 4* | Continental Budapest 4* | art’otel budapest, by Park Plaza 4* or similar
  • 1 BB in Vienna in Hotel Grand Ferdinand 5* | Kaiserhof 4* | Austria Trend Savoyen 4* or similar
  • 2 BB in Prague in Hotel Grandium 5* | Grandior 5* | La Ballerina 5* or similar
  • 1 BB in Munich in Hotel Westin Grand 5* | Hilton Munich City 4* | Holiday Inn City Centre 4* or similar
  • 1 BB in Villach in Hotel Holiday Inn 4* | City 4* or similar
  • 1 BB in Ljubljana in Hotel Grand Union 4* | Radisson Blu Plaza 4* | U Hotel 4* or similar

Meals

  • 8 breakfasts

Tickets

  • Hallstatt Charnel House

Transportation

  • Airport arrival transfer
  • Transportation throughout the tour according to the itinerary

Additional

  • Professional tour guidance throughout the tour All sightseeing tours and transfers that are included in the itinerary, except those marked as ‘optional tours’
  • 1 bottle of water (0.5l) daily for each passenger VAT, accommodation taxes and city taxes
  • Tour logistics and organization by licensed incoming agency

Optional excursions:

In Budapest on Day 2: 

– Danube Cruise: Experience the beautiful sights of Budapest from a different perspective, during a 1.5 hour cruise along the Danube River. On board you can enjoy a welcome drink and one glass of wine, with the option of a traditional Hungarian buffet dinner.

In Vienna on Day 4:

– Schönbrunn Palace: Grand tour of State rooms

In Prague on Day 5:

– Vltava Cruise with dinner: Sip a glass of Moravian plum brandy, sit back, relax and enjoy the views of Prague’s illuminated attractions. On the leisurely 3 hour cruise, feel the magic of Prague by night and taste different Czech specialties from the delicious buffet.

If you are interested in the tours above, feel free to book them directly with our guide while on tour. 

 

Notices:

Tips and porterage services are not included in price

Final choice of the hotels depends on current availability. The tour organiser reserves the right to change the hotel due to availability reasons but guarantees the same category, service quality and similar location of the accommodation unit

*Due to limited choice of accommodation at Plitvice, in the case of unavailability during high season, the overnight stay will be organised in the closest available accommodation

Minimum number of passengers needed for guaranteed tour departure: 1

The tour organiser reserves the right to change the itinerary of the tour due to unexpected slow-moving traffic at international borders. These changes will not affect the basic itinerary

It is the responsibility of the passengers to get acquainted with visa requirements of all the countries they are travelling to or will be in transit

General Travel Conditions issued by Tour Operator d.o.o. and reconciled with YUTA standards are valid for this programme

I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

If you are travelling alone, not as part of a joint private tour, and want to book an exclusive private tour (guide & vehicle) with accommodation in a single room, please send us a request via the booking form, or send us an email on office@balkan-more.com.

Are airport transfers included in this tour?

Airport arrival transfer is included in this tour. However, as most of our clients decide to extend their trip within their own organisation, transfer to the airport at the end of the tour is not included in the overall price. If you would like us to organise a departure transfer on their behalf, you are welcome to book the departure transfer during the checkout process, or simply contact us.

Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

Yes, we will easily arrange additional overnights upon your request. If you are looking to book only one additional night before, or after the tour, you are welcome to choose the option during the checkout process. If you are arriving few days before the tour departure or you would like to extend your stay after the tour end, get in touch with our agents, and they will help you with booking your pre or post tour accommodation at the same hotel as the one that is already booked for your stay.

What is cancellation policy?

CANCELLATION BY THE GUEST

In case of cancellation by the guest, refund policy will be applied by the terms stated in the list below. The guest is obligated to send official written cancellation notice. Given refund policy will be applied from the time of receiving the notification in writing. The shown refund amount represents a percentage of the total tour price.

For cancellation up to 60 days before departure – 100% refund.
For cancellation from 59 days till 46 days before departure – 90% refund.
For cancellation from 45 days till 31 days before departure – 80% refund.
For cancellation from 30 days till 16 days before departure – 70% refund.
For cancellation from 15 days till 8 days before departure – 50% refund.
For cancellation from 7 days till the day of departure – 0% refund.

Beside all standard reasons, cancellation policy will also apply if tour participant cancel the tour with a reason that includes medical ground, visa issues, jury service etc.

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