Your grand European escorted holiday is an adventure from the mystic Transylvania to the modern capital of Germany. You’ll begin in the mysterious landscapes of Romania, with a visit to Bucharest and an excursion to Transylvania. You’ll tour the legendary home of Dracula, Bran Castle. Explore Brasov, take a sightseeing tour, and drive into the soaring Carpathian Mountains to Sinaia to visit Peles Castle.
You’ll sail overnight to St. Gheorghe for an excursion to the Danube Delta at the entrance to the Black Sea. Enjoy a special “Kilometer 0” celebration of the mighty Danube’s 2,845km journey from the Black Forest to the Black Sea. Begin in Budapest, for guided sightseeing of the highlights of the vibrant capital of Hungary, including Heroes’ Square. Visit Gödöllö royal palace, beloved by Sissi. Take a guided walk through the delightful Old Town in Bratislava, Slovakia, and visit the gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral. Vienna, Austria, once center of the Habsburg Empire, is home to the lavish Habsburg Imperial Palace and neo-renaissance Vienna Opera House.
Enjoy the magnificent views of the Wachau Valley wine region, visit Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey, and enjoy a wine tasting. In Linz, walk around the Hauptplatz, Austria’s largest medieval square, which forms the center of the city or take an excursion to the Austrian lake region where the Habsburg family members used to go. Take a guided walk around Passau, Germany, known for its maze of narrow cobblestone streets and St. Stephen’s Cathedral—a masterpiece of baroque architecture.
Enjoy a guided sightseeing in Regensburg, before heading to beautiful Prague, capital of the Czech Republic. Here, you’ll be amazed at St. Vitus Cathedral and Old Town’s Astronomical Clock, a unique and intricate piece of art unlike anything else in the world.