Headsets throughout the tourSightseeing: Visits to Nuremberg, Vienna, Salzburg
Scenic Highlights: Danube River scenic drive
Local Guides for city sightseeing in Prague and Budapest. Services of a professional Tour Director while touring
- September 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 & 30 Departures - Oktoberfest
- December 1, 2, 8 & 9 Departures - include visits to Nuremberg, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, and Salzburg Christmas markets.
- December 20 Departure - Christmas lunch in Budapest
Day 1Arrive in Munich Area, Germany
Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.
Day 2Munich 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)
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 4Prague–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 5Vienna–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)
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 7Budapest–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 8Salzburg–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)
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
Transportation: Scheduled transatlantic flights and airport transfers in Munich if Cosmos issues the air tickets. Touring by private first-class air-conditioned motorcoach
Buffet breakfasts; 2 dinners, including a farewell dinner at a local restaurant in Munich
With Cosmos, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade…We’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.
Years of Experience: 10 years
Many people have ancestors from Central Europe. Maybe you do, as well! Come discover this unique part of the world. I love showing travelers the spirit of these countries-through history, culture, and lifestyle. Born in Hungary, I know this region well, and am sure you'll enjoy each moment. You'll return home with the greatest memories and a little piece of my heart!