On this guided vacation of Central Europe, experience the rich history and most popular destinations without the crowds—and even better—without the high-season prices. This Central Europe escorted tour is a magnificent journey through the former Habsburg Empire offering romantic castles, churches, villas and modern architecture, vineyards, breweries, first-class shopping, art, and culinary delights. Both vibrant and relaxing, your adventure begins in magical Budapest, and combines another two of Central Europe’s most popular cities: Vienna and Prague.Enjoy sightseeing of the must-see sights with a Local Guide in all cities: in Budapest, enjoy the treasures of the city with a panoramic view from Fishermen’s Bastion and admire the 13th-century Matthias Coronation Church, the coronation spot of several Hungarian monarchs; in Vienna, among the many sights you will see, visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral, a symbol of Vienna; and in Prague, visit the 1000-year-old Hradčany Castle grounds, the largest castle complex in the world. Marvel at the Astronomical Clock, built in 1410, and once the envy of all Europe. From the exciting cities and historical sights to the special experiences, this Central Europe escorted vacation has something for everyone, including a low-season price that you won’t want to miss! Let Globus handle the details while you sit back, relax, and enjoy this amazing Imperial Escape!
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All Escape by Globus tours and departures are excluded from the following Globus discounts: Book Early & Save Discounts, Second Tour Discount and Small Group Discount.
KCA|Imperial EscapeKCB|With Berlin
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Budapest (including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue)|Historic Centre of Prague|Historic Centre of Vienna
Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.
6 guests in a party: $1,457*18 guests in a party: $383*
We’ve packed everything you need for the perfect vacation—from hand-selected hotels and dining to the friendly expertise of Globus Tour Directors and Local Guides (with headsets to hear every word), to seamless transportation between destinations and VIP access to the world’s most iconic sites! Touring in spacious comfort by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach. Free Wi-Fi is included on board your coach and in most hotel lobbies and common areas.
ARRIVE IN BUDAPEST, HUNGARY Welcome to Budapest! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at the hotel. (D)
BUDAPEST The Pearl of The Danube BUDAPEST Follow a guided sightseeing including Heroes Square and a panoramic view from Fishermen’s Bastion. Free afternoon and evening. (B)TOUR HIGHLIGHT PICTURE PERFECT History suggests Fisherman’s Bastion owes its name to a medieval fishermen’s guild, who lived under the castle walls, and responsible for preserving this part of the city. A visit to Budapest is not complete without a stop here to take in the most enchanting views of the capital of Hungary.
BUDAPEST–VIENNA, AUSTRIA The City of Music VIENNA Guided sightseeing features a visit to Heldenplatz and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. (B) 174 mi / 280 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHT ART & ARCHITECTURE Visit St. Stephen's Cathedral, the magnificent mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vienna. A sight to behold, the cathedral features the massive Romanesque “Giant's Door” – adorned with dragons, birds, lions, monks, and demons.
VIENNA City of Dreams VIENNA Enjoy a free day in beautiful Vienna.TOUR HIGHLIGHT CULTURE & TRADITION Fall in love with the Austrian city that has played an important role throughout history. It is easy to see how musical geniuses such as Mozart and Strauss were inspired by this captivating city.
VIENNA–PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC Panoramas to Prague PRAGUE Scenic drive en route to Prague. Free time late afternoon and evening. (B) 193 mi / 310 kmFREE TIME TIPSEXPLORE MORE What better way to spend this free evening than with a guided optional walking tour featuring the city’s illuminated icons, Czech beer, and music at a local tavern? Take also a stroll across the world-famous Charles Bridge!
PRAGUE The Golden City PRAGUE Guided sightseeing includes the Astronomical Clock and the Hradčany Castle grounds. [LF] Farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)TOUR HIGHLIGHTCULTURAL GEM The capital city of the Czech Republic which spans the Vltava River is often called the “City of a Hundred Spires,” or “The Golden City.” See the beautiful Old Town Square, with vibrant Baroque buildings, Gothic churches, and the medieval Astronomical Clock, delighting passers-by each hour. Stroll around the exquisite grounds at Hradčany Castle, considered to be the world’s largest ancient castle complex.
PRAGUE Safe Travels Until We Meet Again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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|1||Courtyard by Marriott City Center||The Courtyard by Marriott Budapest City Center is housed in a building that is a combination of contemporary and traditional styles with a beautifully restored historic facade. The hotel features 234 spacious guest rooms and 7 meeting rooms for functions and events.||Budapest||Jozsef Krt. 5||First-Class|
|2||Zeitgeist Hauptbahnof||The Zeitgeist hotel in Vienna perfectly combines its central location, just 300 meters away from the main train station with top quality overnight stays. The 254 air conditioned rooms offer large windows and Free Wi-Fi access, there is an on-site fitness room, a restaurant-café-bar as well as 24 hour vending machines for snacks & drinks.||Vienna||15 Sonnwendgasse||First-Class|
|3||NH Prague||NH Prague City is situated in the modern buzzing district of Andel, bordering the historic city centre and right next to a large entertainment and shopping centre. The hotel consist of two separate buildings connected by a cable car, and offers panoramic views over the city of Prague. Free WiFi is available in both buildings free of charge. The entire hotel is non-smoking. Gastronomy services are provided by four restaurants and bars. The Costa Praga restaurant and the Red bar are situated in the main hotel building. The recently renovated Ristorante Il Giardino Toscano with a large outside terrace and the Sky Lounge bar overlooking the city of Prague are located in the second building. The in-house health centre features sauna and steam bath facilities, massage treatments (against a fee), and a fitness centre as well. A jogging path, tennis courts and a volleyball court are close by, on Mrazovka Hill.||Praga||Mozartova 261/1||Superior First-Class|