Imperial Capitals 2016-17

Imperial Capitals

 

  1. ARRIVE IN LONDON, ENGLAND.
    Make your way to your accommodation.
  2. LONDON.
    A rich program of optional activities awaits today: take a panoramic tour of London’s landmarks, visit the Tower of London, or excursion to Windsor Castle. At night a leisurely cruise on the Thames River? (B)
  3. LONDON-BRUSSELS, BELGIUM.
    Leave London in the early morning on your EUROSTAR TRAIN to Brussels. Meet your Tour Director and board your luxury coach for the drive to your overnight hotel. (B)
  4. BRUSSELS-LUXEMBOURG-TRIER, GERMANY-FRANKFURT AREA.
    Drive south this morning through the Duchy of Luxembourg. Cross the German border and make a stop in ancient Trier before continuing through the splendid scenery of the Moselle Valley. A choice this afternoon of the included scenic drive along the shores of the Rhine or, even more thrilling, the optional Rhine cruise with vistas of the Lorelei rock, hilltop castles, half-timbered wine villages, and terraced vineyards. Just a few more kilometres by coach to the overnight in the Frankfurt area. (B,D)
  5. FRANKFURT AREA-NUREMBERG- SALZBURG, AUSTRIA.
    Journey through the heart of Germany on the highway to reach Nuremberg, at one time Germany’s most beautiful city and, much later, famed for the war criminal trials that took place in 1945. Stop for a short visit. Drive south this afternoon through Bavaria, across the German-Austrian border, and head towards Salzburg for an overnight. (B)
  6. SALZBURG-VIENNA.
    A morning at leisure or to enjoy some optional sightseeing in Salzburg, Mozart’s hometown. In the afternoon, journey through the Salzkammergut lakelands, of The Sound of Music fame, past Mondsee to follow the Danube almost all the way to Vienna. (B)
  7. VIENNA.
    Start the morning with an included SIGHTSEEING tour featuring the State Opera, Parliament, and the Town Hall. Stop for a stroll in Heroes’ Square to view the Hofburg. Finally, an inside visit of ST. STEPHEN’S CATHEDRAL. Complete the day by exploring on your own or by joining the optional excursion to Schonbrunn Palace. (B)
  8. VIENNA-LAKE BALATON, HUNGARY-BUDAPEST.
    East today into Hungary through the historic city of Gyor. Next, the vast stretch of Lake Balaton unfolds as you drive through some of its summer resorts. Reach Budapest by way of Martonvasar, where Beethoven wrote his Appassionata. Tonight, consider an optional cruise on the Danube to enjoy the fascinating city illuminations. (B,D)
  9. 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. Included sightseeing takes in the Hungarian Parliament Building, Margaret Island, Fishermen’s Bastion, the Royal Castle, and Matthias Coronation Church. (B)
  10. BUDAPEST-BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA-PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC.
    Start the day by travelling into Slovakia. Once across the border, have a break in Bratislava, its capital. Drive north to cross yet another border into the Czech Republic. The highway will take you through Bohemia, an enchanted land of castles, spa towns, and picket-fenced villages. Evening arrival in Prague. (B,D)
  11. PRAGUE.
    The wealth of gothic and baroque architecture here perhaps inspired Dvorak and Smetana, both Prague composers. Included sightseeing features landmarks such as the Jewish Quarter, Charles Bridge, and the Old Town Square with the ASTRONOMICAL CLOCK. (B)
  12. PRAGUE-DRESDEN, GERMANY-BERLIN.
    Discover more of Bohemia as you journey towards the German frontier. Next, the mountains and fortresses of the Erzgebirge range. Today’s highlight is a stop in Dresden, a magnificently restored city after its almost total destruction in World War II. In the afternoon, travel north across the Elbe River to reach Berlin for two overnights. (B)
  13. BERLIN.
    Included sightseeing focuses on the Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, and Postdamer Platz, a masterpiece of contemporary architecture. Reunited Berlin has regained not only its territorial integrity but also the status of a German capital. Afternoon at leisure or join an optional excursion. (B)
  14. BERLIN.
    Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
Departures:
18 August 17 – Cost $2739.00 – Twin Share
 22 September 17 – Cost $2789.00 – Twin Share
Above departures are guaranteed.
There are other departures that are subject to passenger numbers – please inquire with us
Conditions:
Deposit of $300.00pp is required 7days from confirmation
Balance is due 90 days prior to departure or immediately if inside 90 days
Prices are subject to currency fluctuation
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