A Week in Imperial Europe Tauck Tours

A Week in Imperial Europe

This 8 day tour, A Week In Imperial Europe, is an amazing journey that includes time in Hungary, Austria and Czech Republic. This luxury tour features a wide range of experiences from dinner at local restaurants to time spent at an opulent opera house. Travel through historic cities like Budapest, Vienna and Prague.

Your Tauck tour begins in Budapest where you can soak in the cultural history of this mix of the once twin cities Buda and Pest. You’ll attend a private classical music concert, visit the Hungarian State Opera House and even learn how the locals make strudel. Then it’s off to Vienna where you can experience a drive down the historic Ringstrasse and check out the Prater amusement park. From there, you’re off to the city of 1,000 spires, Prague. Explore Prague’s Old Town and visit the Astronomical Clock, Charles Bridge and the powder tower. Tauck’s A Week In Imperial Europe tour is full of great experiences and surprises.


8 Daysfr. $5,190

Tour Highlights & Offers

  • TAUCK’S YELLOW ROADS! Authentic cultural discoveries as you travel from Hungary to the Czech Republic
  • TAUCK EXCLUSIVE: Private tour of the Baroque libraries of Strahov Monastery in Prague
  • TAUCK EXCLUSIVE: Champagne and a performance by students from Vienna’s Elmayer Dance School
  • A Danube River luncheon cruise in Budapest
  • Special visit to Budapest's opulent Hungarian State Opera House
  • Learning the art of making traditional Hungarian strudel at an authentic strudel house in Pest
  • Walking tour of Cold War Vienna and guided visit to The Third Man Museum, dedicated to the 1940s film noir classic set in postwar Vienna
  • Guided visit to the world-famous Belvedere Museum, set within two Baroque palaces in Vienna
  • Private tour of the Imperial Apartments in Vienna's Schönbrunn Palace
  • Private classical music concert for Tauck guests only in Vienna
  • In Prague, a private cruise on the Vltava River and a visit to the city's Jewish Museum
  • Farewell reception & dinner in the Augustine's brewery bar, once part of a centuries-old monastery in Prague
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as detailed
  • All customary gratuities for hotel and restaurant staff and local guides are included.
  • The customary gratuities for the Tauck Director and local drivers are not included. We ask that gratuities be extended on a voluntary, individual basis and not as a group.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, dry cleaning, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • Airline excess luggage charges, vaccinations, visa fees and services, airport arrival and departure taxes, individual airport transfers (when applicable), and other optional or incidental extras are not included.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 3 lunches
  • 5 dinners
  • Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest in Budapest, Hungary (2 nights)
  • Hotel Imperial, Vienna in Vienna, Austria (3 nights)
  • Augustine, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Prague in Prague, Czech Republic (2 nights)

Two cities in one... Budapest

Budapest, Hungary

Tour begins at 6:00 PM, Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest. A transfer is included from Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport to Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest in the heart of the city. Please join us for a welcome cocktail reception and dinner this evening at a local Budapest restaurant.

Dinner

KEMPINSKI HOTEL CORVINUS BUDAPEST

Budapest through the decades

Budapest, Hungary

With a proud past as the once-independent cities of Buda and Pest, Budapest boasts a rich cultural history and some of Europe’s most striking architecture. Start your exploration with a sightseeing tour of the Pest side of the city, including a visit to the Great Synagogue. Enjoy lunch on a private cruise along the Danube, then pay a visit inside Hungary's famous neo-Classical Parliament Building, set on the bank of the Danube. Spend the rest of the afternoon and evening exploring as you please in Budapest.

Breakfast, Lunch

KEMPINSKI HOTEL CORVINUS BUDAPEST

Explore more of Budapest, then on to Vienna

Budapest, Hungary

Today's discoveries begin with a special visit to Budapest's opulent Hungarian State Opera House, opened in 1884, with its gilded vaulted ceiling, murals, royal boxes and three-ton chandelier. After a visit to Gellert Hill, learn the art of authentic Hungarian strudel making with a hands-on demonstration at lunch at the First Strudel House of Pest.

Vienna, Austria

Depart Budapest this afternoon and head to Vienna, Austria for a 3-night stay at the Hotel Imperial. An included dinner at your hotel can be enjoyed either tonight or tomorrow night.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

HOTEL IMPERIAL, VIENNA

Discovering Vienna's many treasures

Vienna, Austria

Must-see sightseeing in Vienna this morning features a drive along the city's historic Ringstrasse (Ring Boulevard) with views of the famed Prater amusement park and the Danube River, and a walking tour through the courtyards of the Hofburg – once the royal palace of Austria-Hungary's ruling Habsburg family, which today is Austria’s official presidential residence.

After some free time on your own, set off for a guided visit to the stunning Belvedere Museum – one of the world's greatest art museums, set within two historic 18th-century Baroque palaces – including its spectacular gardens.

Early this evening, join us in the hotel’s opulent Marmorsaal (Marble Hall) for a Tauck Exclusive: Champagne, followed by a performance and demonstration by students from Vienna's prestigious Elmayer Dance School. Bring your dancing shoes, because they’re going to teach you Viennese ball etiquette, waltzing and more. The rest of your evening is yours to enjoy as you wish in incredible Vienna.

Breakfast

HOTEL IMPERIAL, VIENNA

Schönbrunn Palace & Vienna walking tours

Vienna, Austria

Vienna’s Schönbrunn Palace was Habsburg Empress Maria Theresa’s attempt to outdo Versailles; did she succeed? You can make your own decision on a private tour of the Imperial Apartments. Afterwards, you have a choice of walking tours – one on which you'll see great Viennese cultural institutions like the Musikverein concert hall and Theater an der Wein, or another featuring the city's Cold War legacies, concluding with a private guided visit to The Third Man Museum, dedicated to the classic 1949 film noir thriller set in (and partially filmed in) Allied-occupied, post-World War II Vienna.

Following a free afternoon, enjoy dinner at Café Central on the ground floor of the Palais Ferstel – a Vienna institution renowned as a literary and political hangout since the late 19th century – followed by a private classical music concert for Tauck guests only! Note: departures of May 5, 19 & 26; June 2; September 15 & 29; and October 6 will dine at Café Landtman.

Breakfast, Dinner

HOTEL IMPERIAL, VIENNA

Goodbye, Vienna & on to Prague

Prague, Czech Republic

Depart remarkable Vienna this morning and travel from Austria into the Czech Republic, arriving in its ancient capital city, Prague, where you'll enjoy lunch during a private cruise on the Vltava River.

This afternoon, visit the city's Jewish Museum, which in its early 20th-century Functionalist home actually survived both World War II and the Cold War, and today houses one of the largest collections of Judaica in the world. Walk with your local guide along the century-old Manes Bridge to your hotel, where you'll enjoy dinner tonight.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

AUGUSTINE, A LUXURY COLLECTION HOTEL, PRAGUE

Prague touchstones – and a special farewell

Prague, Czech Republic

Prague’s skyline bristles with seven centuries’ worth of towers, earning the nickname “City of 100 Spires.” Discover its heart with sightseeing that begins in the Hradcany (Castle) district; while there’s really no “castle,” the Prague Castle complex includes the Royal Palace, Belvedere Palace, a web of gateways, courtyards and gardens, and the magnificent Gothic Cathedral of St. Vitus. Your walking tour is preceded by our Tauck Exclusive private tour of the grand Baroque libraries of Strahov Monastery, resplendent in design and decoration, bound to be a highlight of your day; you’ll have the opportunity to view treasures that other visitors won’t see.

After free time for lunch in the city's Lesser Town, join us on an afternoon walking tour through Prague's ethereal Old Town – including centuries-old treasures like iconic Charles Bridge, the Astronomical Clock and the Powder Tower, along with the Art Nouveau Municipal House.

Tonight, enjoy a farewell cocktail reception followed by dinner in your hotel's St. Thomas Brewery Bar – once part of the original monastery – with entertainment by a musical quintet.

Breakfast, Dinner

AUGUSTINE, A LUXURY COLLECTION HOTEL, PRAGUE

“Sbohem”… goodbye to Prague

Prague, Czech Republic

Say "sbohem" as your tour ends in Prague. Fly home anytime. A transfer is included from Augustine, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Prague to Prague's Václav Havel Airport. Allow a minimum of 3 hours for flight check-in.

Breakfast

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Sun, Sep 08, 2019
$5,990.00
Sun, Sep 15, 2019
$5,190.00
Sun, Sep 29, 2019
$5,990.00
Sun, Oct 06, 2019
$5,190.00
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Important information:

  • All rates listed are per person based on double occupancy and are subject to change without notice. Your land package pricing will be confirmed and guaranteed once your deposit is received and applied to the booking, except where price increases may result from increases in government taxes or fees. Room configurations are subject to availability. Guests added to your party after the booking are priced at the prevailing rate at the time they are added.
  • On tours of May 5, 19 & 26; June 2; September 15 & 29; and October 6, the special dinner in Vienna on Day 5 will be held at Café Landtman instead of Café Central.
  • Reserve your preferred 2020 departure date and we will advise you once the 2020 trip is finalized and priced. You will then have two weeks to cancel; should you cancel, you'll receive a full refund of your trip deposit and the cost of the Travel Protection Product (if purchased with Tauck Tours). If you are making your own air arrangements, do not book your flights until this trip is finalized as start and end cities may change.

ALL guests must carefully verify the existing identification requirements for their particular travel situation DIRECTLY WITH THEIR LOCAL CONSULATES OR EMBASSIES or with a visa service, as these requirements may change. Guests without proper documentation may be denied entry and will not be entitled to a refund
  • 60 days or more before departure: $600.00 per person
  • 59-8 days before departure: $900.00 per person
  • 7-1 days before departure: $1500.00 per person
  • On departure day and later: 100% of total price
  • Any changes or cancellations to airline reservations made through Tauck either before or after departure are subject to the cancellation / change policies of the individual airlines. In n some instances these cancellation / change fees may be up to 100% of the ticket price.
  • Cancellation fees may also apply to any additional services, including extra night accommodations, independently supplied services, and optional excursions reserved prior to, during, and after the tour. If flight changes, including, but not limited to, flight cancellations or name changes, are requested after full land and air deposits are received, revision fees, change fees, or airline cancellation fees will apply.
  • All cancellations must be received in writing prior to tour departure. The cancellation policy will apply according to the date that the cancellation notification is received. The MINIMUM cancellation penalty is the deposit amount.
  • The purchase to trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
  • Land only “from price” is per person based on two people sharing a room together and does not include airfare unless expressly stated.
  • All prices are in US Dollars.
  • A $600 non-refundable, non-transferable, per-person, per-vacation deposit is required to reserve space for you. Payment of the deposit indicates you have read and accepted all Terms & Conditions. Your booking is not confirmed until the deposit payment is processed and you receive a confirmation invoice.
  • Final payment is due 75 days prior to departure. Within the final payment date, payment in full is required at time of booking to reserve space. Reservations (land, cruise, and air) are canceled if final payment is not received by the due date.
  • Additional deposits or payments are required for international air added to the start and/or end of your vacation.
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