Eastern Europe Highlights: Frankfurt - Prague - Bratislava - Budapest - Vienna - Munich - Zurich
7 days (6 nights)
After boarding the luxury coach in Frankfurt, sit back and enjoy a scenic ride through some classic German country side en-route to the Czech Republic. Prague, one of Europe’s most ornate cities, is your first destination. We will arrive in the evening, ready to discover this charming capital city with its fairy-tale architecture, the following morning.
Your Prague adventure begins with a spectacular walk along the Royal Route, following the traditional coronation path of the kings and queens of old Bohemia. You’ll start from the top of Castle Hill in the Hradcany district, famous for its views over the red-roofed old city, and then tour Prague Castle. The castle has been the historic seat of Bohemia royalty since the 9th century, as well as home to the nation’s presidents in recent times. Further exploration then heads off around the imposing gothic St. Vitus Cathedral, the Old Royal Palace, St. George’s Basilica and along Golden Lane, an ancient thoroughfare lined with some wonderful traditional buildings.
Wednesday sees you arrive in Hungary, the fourth country of the tour. Its capital, Budapest, is known as the Pearl of the Danube, and is essentially two different cities joined together: Buda on the west of the river, Pest on the east, each with its own distinct characteristics.
One of the best ways of seeing this unique location is by taking a river cruise, which many people choose to do. After a morning of activity, you’ll relax over lunch at Buda Palace, and then have a chance to look at the exhibitions in the Budapest History Museum and Hungarian National Gallery, or do a spot of souvenir shopping.
Today starts with a short journey to another of Europe’s grand capitals, Vienna, where you’ll get to explore the Austrian city’s resplendent palaces, striking churches and prestigious art museums.
Your Vienna adventure begins at one of the city’s most popular attractions, Schönbrunn Palace, the Rococo-style summer residence of the Habsburg dynasty, rulers of Europe and the Church for many decades. After lunch in this refined setting, you will take a driving tour past many grand, famous buildings, including the City Hall, the Austrian Parliament, Hofburg Palace and Heroes’ Square.
From Vienna it’s on to another Austrian gem, Mondsee. Mondsee is a town located on the shore of the Lake Mondsee. The town is home to the historic medieval Mondsee Abbey. The cloister church was used for the site of the wedding in The Sound of Music. After lunch group will continue to across the German border to Munich. After arriving Munich, you'll visit Marienplatz and New Town Hall. Marienplatzis a central square in the city centre of Munich since 1158. The New Town Hall is at the northern part of Marienplatz. It hosts the city government including the city council, offices of the mayors and part of the administration since 1874. Or you can enjoy a German beer in one of the beergarden before going to the hotel.
You’ll leave the big cities behind on Saturday morning and head for one of the world’s most famous mountain ranges – the Swiss Alps. The first destination is Engelberg, the stunning Swiss resort. From here you can opt to board a cable car that takes you to the summit of the impressive Mount Titlis. To reach to the top of the permanently snow-covered Mt. Titlis is by a combination of gondolas over 3 stages.
You’ll ascend the last stage by the world’s first revolving gondola the Titlis Rotair, that delivers spectacular views of the valleys, glaciers, lakes and forests below, and 360˚ vistas of the surrounding mountains.
The final day of the tour begins in Zurich, a city with a reputation as a leading global financial centre. There is chance for a picture stop at the impressive Lake Zurich, before moving on to Rhine Falls, Europe’s biggest waterfall.
Next you’ll cross back into Germany and the Black Forest, the ancient fir-covered mountain range, which is famous for its creepy folklore and mythical tales. Here you will see the beautiful lake Titisee, where you can stop at one of the many lakeside cafés to enjoy some of the region’s best Black Forest cherry gateaux.
Finally, you’ll head back to Frankfurt, where it will be time to say goodbye.
- 7 Days
- 7692 km
- Every Monday
- • Frankfurt • Prague • Bratislava • Budapest • Vienna • Mondsee • Munich • Titisee • Lucerne • Zurich • Rhine Falls
Royal Palace, George’s Basilica, Golden Lane, Vitus Cathedral.
Under 16 €6.50 under 6 free
Budapest Danube River Cruise
Hum along to Strauss' An der schönen blauen Donau.
See the panoramic views of Budapest from a fairytale look-out.
A place of worship mixing the Gothic with Oriental influences.
Hungary Folklore Show + Dinner
Get acquainted with the passionate Hungarian culture.
Visit the 1,441-rooms in the Habsburger Baroque Palace.
Under 18 €11.50 under 6 free
Viennese Waltz Concert (incl. Transfer)
Experience the beautiful tradition of the waltz while in Europe.
Wiener Ribs Menu
A must-try rack of ribs served by the metre!
Mount Titlis Cable Car
The world's first revolving gondola over Mount Titlis.
Under 16 half price under 6 free