Guided tours can allow you to see some favorite European destinations with your luggage, transportation, hotels and excursions managed for you. While some meals are included, there is free time to explore on your own and choose local meals. There are so many different ways to tour! Storyline Travel can help you plan the perfect package to make your dreams come true. Here is a peek at an amazing 10 day tour that includes some of our favorite cities like Vienna and Prague.
Begin and End in Munich – Germany’s most livable city! Visit Marienplatz (square) the center of the city since 1158. This square is a popular meeting place and the beginning of the pedestrian zone where you can find plenty of shops. Enjoy the Glockenspiel in the tower of the New Town Hall, the largest in Europe with 43 bells. Visitors can enjoy the figures dance daily at 11 am and 12 pm. See the beautiful Nymphenburg Palace, one of the largest palaces in Germany. This palace served as a summer residence for the Electors and Kings of Bavaria in the 18th century and houses several museums. The main building houses three museums including the Marstallmuseum which is home to a splendid collection of over forty antique coaches, sleighs and gala carriages.
The Tour then heads to Prague in the Czech Republic. Take a stroll along the Charles Bridge. Charles Bridge is Prague’s oldest bridge built between 1357 and 1402. The entire length of the bridge is lined on both sides with around thirty sculptures. Visit the Old town hall with its astronomical clock. When the clock strikes the hour it sets in motion the procession of the Twelve Apostles. Don’t miss the Prague castle! Built in the 9th century, Prague Castle is the largest castle complex in the world occupying an area of almost 750,000 square feet (According to the Guinness Book of World Records).
Another capital city on the tour is Budapest, Hungary. Enjoy the stunning Hungarian Parliament building which took over 17 years to build (1885–1902). One of the best views of this beautiful building is from the Danube River. The largest church in Budapest is St Stephens basilica. This Roman Catholic basilica is named in honor of Stephen, the first King of Hungary , whose right hand is supposed to be preserved in the reliquary. In the middle of the Danube stands Margaret Island, a popular destination for Budapest residents, especially in the summer. Vehicles are banned on Margaret Island, making it the perfect destination for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city while staying within it. Splash in the waters of Palatinus Baths, with over a dozen pools filled with natural spring water.
Vienna, Austria has so much beautiful architecture and history to explore! Vienna State Opera House is one of the leading opera houses in the world. This amazing opera house opened on May 25, 1869 with Mozart’s Don Giovanni. Near the Opera House you can visit the Hofburg – Imperial Palace, once the winter home for the Habsburg dynasty. The summer residence was the beautiful Schonbrunn palace, This palace impresses with imperial ceremonial rooms and magnificent gardens. St. Stephen’s Cathedral is the symbol of Vienna and also the very center of the city. At 136 meters in height, it is the tallest church in Austria.
Salzburg, Austria is the birthplace of Mozart. The walls of Fortress Hohensalzburg, one of the largest existing castles in Europe from the 11th century, towers over Mozart’s city of Salzburg. This 11th century castle houses a huge mechanical organ called the “Salzburg Bull”. Built in 1502, this organ has more than 200 pipes. Are you a fan of the movie “The Sound of Music”? Enjoy a tour of Mirabell Palace and Gardens. Several scenes from The Sound of Music were filmed here. Maria and the children sing ‘Do-Re-Mi’ while dancing around the Pegasus fountain.
Finally, the tour heads back to Munich. You will head home with souvenirs, memories and stories to tell for years to come.