Eastern Europe Taster Tour- XMET
Number of Days: 8
Eastern Europe Taster Tour
This fast-paced tour is tailor made for avid adventurers. Bustling cities? Check. Cosy hamlets & hidden gems? Yep. Sweeping scenic vistas? You bet. We take you to all the best spots so you can tick that bucket list. Explore incredible Neuschwanstein Castle - the inspiration for the fairytale castle in Disneyland. Visit Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart. Enjoy dinner in a traditional German beer hall in Munich. Visit Budapest, Vienna, Innsbruck & so much more. This is what Eastern European holiday dreams are made of!
- Explore incredible Neuschwanstein Castle, the inspiration for the fairytale castle in Disneyland
- Visit Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart
- Enjoy dinner in a traditional German beer hall in Munich
- Visit Budapest, Vienna & Innsbruck
- Free day to explore Prague
DAY 1: Munich
Welcome to Munich! The first day of the tour is our arrivals day. Meet your fellow travellers, and, depending on what time you arrive, head into Munich and see the sights ahead of the start of your tour. A city that exhibits both prosperity and a certain amount of comfort and cosiness, Munich’s apparent contradictions will delight the avid explorer. Along with modern high-powered industry, designer shopping districts and sleek BMWs, you’ll find a wealth of cultural hotspots in Munich. Even with all its smart sophistication, Munich has a certain charm that visitors find irresistible. Tonight, we’ll take you to a traditional German beer hall to get a taste of German culture. Prost!
DAY 2: Visit Neuschwanstein Castle, Oberammergau & Innsbruck.
Today, you’re off to Innsbruck, with an initial stopover at the famous Neuschwanstein Castle. With turrets soaring high above the surrounding woodland, this is a castle that will bring all those familiar fairy tales to mind. Take a tour that allows you to get up close and personal with this outstanding European landmark. Next, make your way to Innsbruck in nearby Austria. This is one of the few places in the world that can really lay claim to having something for everyone. It's not every destination that offers extreme sports (thanks to the close proximity of the soaring Nordkette Alps), fascinating historical heritage (courtesy of the legacy of the Habsburgs), and vibrant modern attractions to boot. Arrive in the afternoon and set out for an orientation tour of the city. Then you can choose to add an ascent up the Nordkette mountain, or simply explore incredible Innsbruck at your leisure.
DAY 3: Visit Salzburg & Vienna.
From Innsbruck, we head for the grandeur of Vienna, stopping on the way for a comfort stop in Salzburg. On arrival in Vienna, we’ll take a driving tour of the city – which ranks as one of the world’s most liveable cities. Few cities can show off such cultural and historical splendour and maintain a profile as an exciting, modern city, but Vienna does it well. Along with a musical past that includes luminaries like Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms, and artworks by masters like Klimt, Schiele and Kokoschka, Vienna has a buzzing modern culinary scene, cheerful, bustling pubs and bars, and a host of clubs and music venues in which to dance the night away.
- Breakfast & Dinner
DAY 4: Visit Budapest.
Today, we’re off to Budapest, the Hungarian capital. Blessed with natural beauty (it straddles the Danube River) as well as baroque, neoclassical and art nouveau architecture, this is a city to behold. Get a good overview of it all with our Budapest driving tour when you arrive. Starting on the Pest side of the Danube, head across the river and stop at the Fisherman’s Bastion for spectacular views of the city and the river below. See the Houses of Parliament and drive along the river admiring the city. This afternoon is yours to enjoy the city as you please.
DAY 5: Visit Bratislava & Prague.
Today, we're off to Prague, stopping on the way in Bratislava for a comfort stop. This afternoon we'll arrive in Prague. Famous for its art, architecture, cobbled lanes and ancient chapels, this is also home to some of Europe’s finest beer. For dinner, experience authentic Czech cuisine at our local restaurant on your first night in Prague.
- Breakfast & Dinner
DAY 6: Free day in Prague.
This morning we’ll take a locally guided walking tour of this incredible city, which, since freeing itself from communism, has joined other European jewels like Paris, Rome and Amsterdam to take its place as one of Europe’s most fascinating destinations. Prague's dramatic history is reflected in the beauty of the architecture of churches, opera houses, concert halls and parks. The rest of the day is yours free to enjoy the city. There are numerous beer halls in which to sample a local brew, and for those who wish to put your stamp on the city, why not visit legendary Lennon wall - a tribute to John Lennon and words of peace, which is added to on a daily basis by the thousands of visitors to the city.
DAY 7: Visit Nuremberg & Munich.
On our way back to Munich, we'll stop at Nuremberg, Bavaria's second-largest city. Famous for its dark beer and frenetic energy, you'll have a chance to look around before we make our way back to Munich. Tonight is your last night on tour, so be sure to make the most of it!
DAY 8: Tour ends in Munich.
Today our tour ends after breakfast. Be sure to share details with your fellow travellers so you can stay in touch! We hope you've enjoyed the tour!
This is a Comfort Guided holiday and includes:
- 7 nights' accommodation in twin rooms.
- 7 breakfasts, 3 dinners
- 9 Experiences
- Modern air conditioned coach with reclining seats and toilet.
- Services of your tour leader, who will be on hand with advice and tips.
- All taxes and fees
- Any public transport used as part of the tour (excludes free days)
- From $1,990 per person | Single supplement +$549