Imperial Heritage (6030)

10 Day Tour from Budapest to Munich

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Join us for a royal adventure through the historic sites of Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, and Germany! This affordable tour of Europe takes you to some of the continent’s most legendary sites, including a Danube River cruise through Austria’s stunning Wachau Valley. Begin in Budapest—called the “Pearl of the Danube.” Explore the Hungarian capital with its treasure trove of architectural wonders with a guided city tour. You’ll travel through Slovakia, stopping in Old Town Bratislava, on your way to Austria. You’ll spend two glorious days in Vienna, the “City of Music”—with guided sightseeing of its enchanting city center with its iconic sites. You’ll board your boat in Krems for a river cruise along the Danube’s Wachau Valley to Salzburg. Enjoy an orientation in Salzburg, the exquisite city of Mozart’s birth.

You’ll experience more stunning sights on your way to Munich, with a visit to the storybook site of King Ludwig’s Neuschwanstein Castle. You’ll tour the lavish halls inside this inspiration of Disney’s Magic Kingdom, with stories of the King’s descent into madness. Your European vacation ends with two fascinating days in Munich. Tour the Marienplatz (Main Square) catch a Glockenspiel performance on the new Town Hall, or relax in a traditional biergarten for a stein or two of classic German beer. Your value-minded tour of Hungary, Vienna, and Germany through some of Europe’s favorite destinations is a royal experience not to be missed!

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 Tour Highlights

BUDAPEST
Guided sightseeing
BRATISLAVA
Visit
VIENNA
Guided sightseeing
DANUBE CRUISE
(except departures November 29 & December 6)
SALZBURG
Visit
NEUSCHWANSTEIN
Guided visit of King Ludwig’s castle
MUNICH
Orientation, see Marienplatz

Headsets throughout the tour.

Notes:

September 13, 20 & 27 Departures – Oktoberfest
November 29 & December 6 Departures – Include visits to Budapest, Vienna, Salzburg, and the Munich Christmas markets

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

  • Budapest (Banks of the Danube)
  • Historic Centre of Prague
  • Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg
  • Historic Centre of Vienna
  • Palace and Gardens of Schönbrunn

Transportation:

Transportation:
Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; Danube cruise (except departures November 29 & December 6)

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Buffet breakfasts daily; 3 dinners

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 ARRIVE IN BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

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

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Day 2 BUDAPEST

Budapest is a treasure trove of architectural wonders, from Gothic to Baroque, Neoclassical and Art Nouveau, but also full of history, a food capital and surprisingly rich in thermal waters. Discover all of this and more during the guided city tour afternoon, maybe join one of our enriching optional excursions—just ask your Tour Director for assistance.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 BUDAPEST–BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA–VIENNA, AUSTRIA

Journey northwest and cross the border into neighboring Slovakia. Stop in Bratislava, its intriguing capital on the banks of the Danube, to explore the medieval Old Town. Continue west and enter Austria, arriving in magical Vienna.

Breakfast Breakfast
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Days 4-5 VIENNA

Enjoy two whole days in one of Europe’s best known and most beloved capitals. Join the included city sightseeing tour for a great introduction to the major sights: the State Opera, Parliament, the ornate Rathaus (Town Hall), and views of the Hofburg Imperial Palace from Heroes’ Square. You’ll have plenty time to discover Vienna on your own or choose from our wonderful selection of optional excursions.

BreakfastBreakfast daily

Day 6 VIENNA–DANUBE RIVER CRUISE–SALZBURG

From Krems, situated along the banks of the Danube and surrounded by hills and vineyards, marvel at the stunning scenery as you embark your ship for a delightful DANUBE RIVER CRUISE through the legendary Wachau Valley to Spitz. You might enjoy an optional excursion to visit the magnificent Benedictine Melk Abbey. Upon arrival in Salzburg, see some of the highlights of the historical center, including the Domplatz, the Festival Hall with the former Horse Trough, and, of course, the charming Getreidegasse, where Mozart was born!

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7 SALZBURG

Today is free to do as you please! Whether you’re interested in food, music, or history, your Tour Director can help you arrange independent activities or join one of our exciting optional excursions.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 8 SALZBURG–NEUSCHWANSTEIN, GERMANY–MUNICH

Depart Salzburg and travel into the heart of the Bavarian Alps for a guided visit of the world’s most famous fairytale castle: King Ludwig II’s incomparable NEUSCHWANSTEIN, inspiration behind Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty castle. Wander through the lavish apartments and staterooms, and hear the legends about what drove King Ludwig “mad.” Afterward, continue to Munich, Germany’s “Secret Capital,” where you’ll spend two nights.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 9 MUNICH

Join the city orientation that includes Marienplatz, the beautiful main square. You might like to do some souvenir shopping, watch the mesmerizing Glockenspiel performance atop the new Town Hall, or relax at one of the many Beergardens to sample Germany’s famous beer!

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 10 MUNICH

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Cosmos, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

CHRISTOPHER MUFFETT

Escorting tours for more than 10 years

Escorting tours for more than 10

Living in Central Europe for the last 10 years has certainly changed my perspective on life. To wake up each day to different foods, languages, and customs is incredible, helping to broaden my views and keep my mind open to amazing possibilities. It is my pleasure to also help expand the horizons and open new doors for you!

Tour Director - CHRISTOPHER MUFFETT

 Accommodations

Budapest
Vienna
Salzburg
Munich

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyCosmos site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Budapest
Vienna
Salzburg
Munich

Budapest

Danube Dinner Cruise

Danube Dinner Cruise

Enjoy a dining and sightseeing experience like no other as you cruise along the Danube River while savoring a delightful 3-course dinner and marveling at the beauty of Buda and Pest.

Price Range: $$

Vienna

Classical Concert

Classical Concert

Enjoy a spellbinding evening of classical works by Mozart and Johann Strauss, performed brilliantly by professional Salon Orchestra Alt-Wien musicians in one of Europe's prettiest venues.

Price Range: $$

Austrian Apple Strudel Cooking Class

Austrian Apple Strudel Cooking Class

Join an expert chef in a renowned Viennese Cooking School, and learn to create the perfect Apfelstrudel during a fun, interactive cooking lesson!

Price Range: $$

Salzburg

Visit Abbey

Visit Abbey

Guided tour of Melk Abbey starting in the main Abbey courtyard.

Price Range: $

Breathtaking Berchtesgaden with Hitler's Eagle's Nest

Breathtaking Berchtesgaden with Hitler's Eagle's Nest

Travel through fresh mountain air and unbelievable scenery to Berchtesgaden for a visit of Adolph Hitler's infamous Eagle's Nest command post.

Price Range: $$

Munich

Bavarian Evening and Dinner

Bavarian Evening and Dinner

Enjoy a typical Bavarian evening in a popular beer house.

Price Range: $

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