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13 Day Tour from Munich to Munich

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Discover the magic of Prague, Budapest, and Vienna on this leisurely vacation. Three overnights in each of these cities set a comfortable pace that lets you truly immerse yourself in the local cultures. Your journey begins in Bavarian Munich, then travel to Nuremberg, famous for its WWII trials; Prague with its Astronomical Clock, Jewish Quarter, Charles Bridge, and Old Town Square; Bratislava, Slovakia’s capital by the Danube River; Budapest with Fishermen’s Bastion; Mayerling, where Archduke Rudolf died tragically at a hunting lodge with his young lover; and Vienna, home of Austria’s State Opera and Hofburg Palace. Then, head west to Mozart’s Salzburg with its charming Getreidegasse before ending your memorable vacation in Munich.
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

Individual headsets

Inside visits and special features:
Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.

Sightseeing:
Visits to Munich, Nuremberg, Bratislava, Mayerling

Scenic Highlights:
Danube cruise

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg
  • Historic Centre of Vienna
  • Palace and Gardens of Schönbrunn
  • Historic Centre of Prague
  • Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter, and Andrássy Avenue

Transportation:

Transportation:
Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach; Danube cruise

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Buffet breakfasts daily; 2 dinners at a local restaurant in Budapest and Salzburg

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1 Arrive in Munich, Germany

Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to start exploring Munich. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.

Day 2 Munich–Nuremberg–Prague, Czech Republic

An interesting itinerary today as you drive northeast for a first stop in Nuremberg, famous for its World War II war crime trials. Later, cross the border into the Czech Republic. On to Prague for the next three nights.

Breakfast

Day 3 Prague

The city has a wealth of gothic and baroque architecture that perhaps inspired Dvorak and Smetana, both Prague composers. The included guided sightseeing features landmarks such as the Jewish Quarter, Charles Bridge, and the Old Town Square with the Astronomical Clock. Plenty of time for some individual exploring, or maybe just a walk along the banks of the Vltava River and then a meal at a restaurant of your choice. Your second day in Prague will give you a program of optional excursions or, if you prefer, the opportunity for arranging your own day with visits to places of particular personal interest.

Day 4 Prague

The city has a wealth of gothic and baroque architecture that perhaps inspired Dvorak and Smetana, both Prague composers. The included guided sightseeing features landmarks such as the Jewish Quarter, Charles Bridge, and the Old Town Square with the Astronomical Clock. Plenty of time for some individual exploring, or maybe just a walk along the banks of the Vltava River and then a meal at a restaurant of your choice. Your second day in Prague will give you a program of optional excursions or, if you prefer, the opportunity for arranging your own day with visits to places of particular personal interest.

Day 5 Prague–Bratislava, Slovakia–Budapest, Hungary

Journey southeast by way of Brno into the new state of Slovakia for a stop in its capital, Bratislava. Next, cross into Hungary to reach Budapest in time to enjoy an included delicious dinner in a local restaurant.

Breakfast
Dinner

Day 6 Budapest

Included sightseeing features Buda Castle, which dominates the twin cities of Buda and Pest that are separated by the broad ribbon of the Danube. Also see Heroes’ Square, which typifies the modern capital, the old inns and along the riverbank, Parliament, Margaret Island, Fishermen’s Bastion and the Royal Castle. There’s plenty more to do and see during these two days. Maybe try one of the historic spas! Ask your Tour Director for assistance.

Day 7 Budapest

Included sightseeing features Buda Castle, which dominates the twin cities of Buda and Pest that are separated by the broad ribbon of the Danube. Also see Heroes’ Square, which typifies the modern capital, the old inns and along the riverbank, Parliament, Margaret Island, Fishermen’s Bastion and the Royal Castle. There’s plenty more to do and see during these two days. Maybe try one of the historic spas! Ask your Tour Director for assistance.

Day 8 Budapest–Vienna Woods, Austria–Vienna

The highlight of today’s itinerary will be the Vienna Woods and Mayerling. See the HUNTING LODGE, the scene of the tragic 1889 death of Archduke Rudolf and his 17-year-old lover, Maria Vetsera. Later, a short drive to Vienna for the next three nights.

Breakfast

Day 9 Vienna

Two whole days to fully enjoy one of Europe’s best known and loved capitals. Whatever your plans, it is wise to start off with the included city sightseeing tour. See the State Opera, Parliament, and the Town Hall. Stroll in Heroes’ Square to view the Hofburg. Splendid baroque palaces and the Viennese traditional joie de vivre give great scope for a program of optional excursions. Your stay is long enough to fit in your personal plans and choices.

Day 10 Vienna

Two whole days to fully enjoy one of Europe’s best known and loved capitals. Whatever your plans, it is wise to start off with the included city sightseeing tour. See the State Opera, Parliament, and the Town Hall. Stroll in Heroes’ Square to view the Hofburg. Splendid baroque palaces and the Viennese traditional joie de vivre give great scope for a program of optional excursions. Your stay is long enough to fit in your personal plans and choices.

Day 11 Vienna–Danube River Cruise–Salzburg

Another day with a truly varied itinerary and some interesting options. Drive first to Krems on the banks of the Danube and surrounded by hills and vineyards. Then, something quite different: enjoy a CRUISE on the Danube river, taking in the beautiful Wachau region. Maybe join an optional excursion to visit the abbey at Melk, before continuing the journey westwards directly to Salzburg. Tonight, savor an included traditional dinner in a local restaurant.

Breakfast
Dinner

Day 12 Salzburg–Munich, Germany

Don’t miss out on the included city sightseeing excursion of Salzburg with a Local Guide. You’ll be taken through the historic center of Mozart’s hometown to see its many highlights, including the Domplatz, the Horse Trough, Festival Hall, and, of course, the charming Getreidegasse where Mozart was born. This afternoon, motor directly to Munich. This evening, join the optional Bavarian evening and farewell dinner.

Breakfast

Day 13 Munich

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast

 Tour Director

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.

TUNDE DALOS

Years of Experience: 13

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!

 Accommodations

MUNICH Munich Airport (F) at Schwaig or Ibis Parkstadt (ST)
PRAGUE Clarion Congress (F) or NH Praha (F)
BUDAPEST NH Budapest (F)
VIENNA Bellevue (F) or Star Inn Schönbrunn (ST)
SALZBURG Austria Trend Salzburg West (ST)
MUNICH Tryp (ST) or Ibis Parkstadt (ST)

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