Day 1 : Brussels
Travel on Eurostar to Brussels. In evening Join this small-group food walking tour of Brussels to get a taste for the local cuisine. Your tour starts with a brief walk around the Grand'Place before you'll stop at a private restaurant for your tasting of some of Brussels' specialty dishes: Assiette Ardainaise (selection of smoked ham, boudin sausage, saucisse du Gaume, several cheeses and the famous steak tartare) paired with mixed salad and Belgian endive, North Sea shrimp with tomato, mussels, and beef stew or cod fish. Your tour package also includes Belgian white wine, beer and soft drinks. During the tasting hear tales from Brussels' culinary past, and learn how the city was settled by exiled French chefs. Discover Belgian culinary traditions, learn how various food specialties are produced and find out how to prepare your own delicious Belgian recipes. For the dessert, you'll walk to the Royal Galleries where you'll enjoy a Brussels Waffle, coffee or other drinks. Inclusions: - 3-hour walking tour - Tastings of Brussels' most famous dishes and Belgian white wine and beer - Local guide Duration: 3 hours Departure Point: Central Brussels Departure Time: 7pm Return details: Returns to original departure point at 10pm Overnight in Brussels.
Day 2 : Brussels
Brussels Half-Day City Tour Departing from your hotel in the morning with your guide, take a stroll to Brussels' beautiful Grand Place and see the famous Market Square. Then, board a luxury coach and drive past the magnificent St Michael's Cathedral, a Roman Catholic Church built in 1047. Make your way to the National Basilica of Koekelberg, famous for being inspired by Paris' Sacred Heart Basilica (Basilique du Sacr-Coeur). Next, continue to the world-famous Atomium, Chinese Pavilion and Japanese Tower, famous for its collection of Japanese and Chinese ceramic. Passing the Royal Residence of Laeken and St Mary's Church, explore the Sablon district with its countless antique shops. See the impressive Court of Justice, the Royal Palace and the European district with the Europian Parliament and Council of Ministers. In Jubilee Park, marvel at the monumental Triumphal Arch and Art Nouveau houses. Passing the Royal Park and the Belgian Parliament, return to the city center, where your morning tour ends. Antwerp Half-Day Trip from Brussels Spend your afternoon in Belgium's second-largest city! Antwerp is known as the City of Rubens, named after the world-famous 17th-century painter who lived there. See the well-preserved historical character of the city and admire buildings from both past and present. On board your coach, journey to the ancient fortress of the city. Here, start your guided walking tour to the Market Square with its ancient houses and the Cathedral of Our Lady, which boasts treasures including four of Rubens' masterpieces, such as The Raising of the Cross. Continue your tour with a lovely walk through the city center and enjoy some free time to explore on your own. Antwerp is also known as one of the world's epicenters for diamonds. Visit a diamond center and learn about diamonds from your expert guide. Inclusions: - Entrance fees - Hotel pickup (selected hotels only) - Transport by air-conditioned coach - Multilingual guides Duration: 9 hours Departure Point: Select Brussels city hotels or central departure point Departure Time: Brussels Sightseeing Tour: 9:45am Antwerp Half-Day Trip: 1:15pm Return details: Returns to original departure point Overnight in Brussels.
Day 3: Salzburg
Train transfer to Salzburg. Day at leisure and Overnight in Salzburg.
Day 4 : Salzburg
Enjoy your morning with hearty breakfast and in afternoon your tour starts with a panoramic tour of Salzburg which will provide you with an opportunity to see as many historical and cultural highlights as possible in the city where Mozart was born. Then, you'll experience the breathtaking beauty of one of Austria's most beautiful regions - the Lake District just beyond the gates of Salzburg. Your tour will commence from Mirabell Square and take you through Mozarteum, the new part of the City, then continue to Mozart's Residence. Continue over the Staatsbrucke into the baroque Old Town with its resplendent Dome and the festival quarter. Passing the Nonnberg Abbey you will see Castle Leopoldskron, used as the von Trapp family home in the film, "Sound of Music". The tour will then return to Mirabell Square where the lake and mountains tour will commence with a scenic view of Salzburg. You will be introduced to many scenic and historical landmarks on the way to the beautiful Lake District, such as the impressive hunting castle Fuschl, today a luxury hotel, where the Prince Archbishops spent many seasons. In St Wolfgang there is time to visit the famous winged gothic altar by Michael Pacher, and there will be a stop at the White Horse Inn for refreshments. From St Wolfgang you be able to enjoy a 25 minute boat ride (May 1 - October 26 only) to St Gilgen, where Mozart's mother was born, on the other side of Lake Wolfgang. Passing Castle Huttenstein, you will continue along the Mondsee. The ever-changing and contrasting scenery will make this tour an unforgettable memory and is a must for every visitor to Salzburg. Inclusions: - Entrance fees - English speaking guide - Lake cruise Duration: 5 hours Departure Point: Mirabellplatz (in front of St. Andrew's Church) Departure Time: 1pm Return details: Tour concludes at Mirabellplatz (bus terminal) Overnight in Salzburg.
Day 5 : Salzburg
Journey through the Bavarian Alps, via the Alpenstrasse, along the King's Lake River to the Obersalzberg. Here, the highlight of your tour awaits as you tour the 450-year-old salt mines. Wearing traditional miners' clothes, you enter the mines and hear historic as well as legendary tales of the fascinating underground world. Using the same slides as hundreds of miners before, you descend to the grottos, the magical world beneath the surface of the earth. You end your adventure with a raft sail on the salt lake and a special train trip. The tour will both amaze and educate you into this underground world, great fun for all ages! Afterwards there will be a short visit to the town of Berchtesgaden before returning to Salzburg. Inclusions: - Local guide - Entrance fees Duration: 4 hours Departure Point: Bus terminal at Mirabellplatz (in front of St. Andrew's Church) Departure Time: 8:45am Return details: Tour concludes at Mirabellplatz (bus terminal) After completion of the tour, take train transfer to Vienna. Overnight in Vienna.
Day 6: Hofburg
Experience the highlights of Austria's capital in a fun, relaxing way on this Vienna hop-on hop-off bus tour. Hop off at any of the 15 stops around the city including Hofburg Palace, the Vienna State Opera, City Hall, Schonbrunn Palace, Danube Tower and the Mozart Memorial. With your 24- or 48- hop-on hop-off bus ticket including a 1-hour walking tour, you can create your own sightseeing itinerary and explore at your own pace. Hop aboard the open-top, double-decker bus at any of the 15 stops around Vienna to begin your hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. With your 24- or 48-hour ticket, you can create your own itinerary and hop off to explore the city by foot at your own pace. Your Vienna hop-on hop-off bus tour covers a ton of the city's highlights including Hofburg Palace, Butterfly House, the Vienna State Opera, the Parliament Building, City Hall, Schonbrunn Palace, St Stephen's Cathedral, Danube Tower, Belvedere Palace and the Mozart Memorial. Onboard audio commentary provides interesting information about Vienna and its rich history, and is available in 16 languages. Buses arrive at each stop once every hour (depending on the season) between 10am and 4:30pm. Inclusions: - 24- hour bus ticket - Transport by open-top, double-decker bus - Audio commentary in 16 languages - 1-hour walking tour in English and German (April to December only) Duration: Valid for 24 Overnight in Vienna.
Day 7 : Budapest - Vienna
Take a drive through the enchanting countryside of western Hungary on this guided coach tour to Budapest. A city rich in traditions, it is situated on the banks of the Danube, where you'll be given the opportunity to enjoy lunch and see the main sights of the city. In the afternoon during an extensive coach tour, appreciate the historical and cultural importance of Budapest. You'll view city highlights including Hero's square, Vajdahunyad castle, Opera house, Parliament, Fisherman's bastion, Matthias church and the Citadel. Your coach tour concludes with a hotel drop off back at your hotel in Vienna. Inclusions: - Hotel pickup and drop off (selected hotels only) - Transport by air-conditioned coach - Local guide Duration: 12 hours Departure Point: Tour departs from select Vienna hotels OR the State Opera. The meeting point is easy to locate and your guide will be waiting for you. Departure Time: 7:15am Return details: Returns to original departure point Overnight in Vienna.
Day 8: Vienna - Prague
Prague is so close to Vienna and shouldn't be missed! If your time is limited, this full day trip offers a stress-free way to visit Prague from Vienna. You'll travel across the beautiful countryside of Moravia and take an extensive city tour of Prague's sights, including the Charles Bridge, National Theater, Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square. When you arrive in Prague after your drive from Vienna, take the opportunity to enjoy lunch (not included) before driving to see the Hradschin (Royal Palace). In the afternoon, your 2.5 hour city tour reveals a wonderful panorama of Prague. You'll see Charles Bridge, the National Theater, the elegant residences lining the river, the Jewish cemetery (individual visit possible), the Parisian street, the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square.Before returning to Vienna, you will have time for shopping or exploring Prague's magical Old Town. Inclusions: - Hotel pickup and drop off (selected hotels only) - Transport by air-conditioned coach - Professional guide Duration: 14 hours Departure Point: Tour departs from select Vienna hotels OR the State Opera. The meeting point is easy to locate and your guide will be waiting for you Departure Time: 7.15am Return details: Returns to original departure point Overnight in Vienna.
Day 9 : Vienna - Departure
Proceed to the airport for your onward journey.