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Make the most of your included airfare to Europe by spending a few days in magnificent Prague, an elegant, Old World capital boasting many grand castles. You'll discover the unique Jewish Quarter of Prague and explore its historic city center (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), as well enjoying the luxury of time to peruse the Christmas Markets here.
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Board motorcoach in Regensburg / Prague, Czech Republic
Upon arrival, you’ll be met by a Vantage Representative who will assist with the transfer to your hotel. Check in to the hotel, then gather with your fellow travelers for a Welcome Briefing before having the afternoon at your leisure.
Today, you'll explore Prague's historic Jewish Quarter, including the ancient cemetery, on an included walking tour, giving you a keen insight into this city's history. You'll also see Prague's famed Astronomical Clock in Old Town Square. Enjoy the afternoon to pursue your own interests.
Don your royal crowns; this morning you’ll enjoy a castle tour of Prague. Explore the majesty of the Prague Castle, an impressive complex of castles, gardens, and halls, where you’ll see gems such as the St. Vitus Cathedral, the Royal Palace, and the Golden Lane. The rest of your day is at leisure. Tonight, rejoin your fellow travelers for drinks and a Farewell Briefing.
Prague / Return home
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight home.
You can’t help but be drawn to the twin towers of the great Cologne cathedral when you visit this ancient Rhine river city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. But they're just a starting point for the many discoveries awaiting those who take the time to look a little closer. From intricate Roman mosaics discovered under busy squares to world-class museums, lively beer halls, and shops selling everything from the latest European fashions to melt-in-your-mouth chocolates, Cologne (Köln) provides endless rewards. And when you add this special extension to your river cruise, not only will transfers and a sightseeing tour all be arranged, you’ll be getting extra value for your international airfare!
Koblenz / Disembark Ship / Transfer to Cologne
After breakfast aboard your Vantage river ship, you'll be transferred to Cologne (approximately 2 hours). Upon arrival, we'll embark on a guided walking tour of Cologne’s historic area near the great Cologne Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, followed by a free evening to explore on your own. Dinner will be on your own — your Vantage City Host will be happy to offer suggestions and make reservations. He or she can also provide sightseeing tips and directions, and arrange event tickets or reservations.
Today is yours to further explore the gems of Cologne at your leisure. Depending upon your departure date, Cologne’s excellent holiday market may be operating in the cathedral square.
Depart Cologne / Return Home
Check out of the hotel after breakfast, then transfer to the airport for your return flight home.
Few cities are brimming with more holiday festivity than Munich, from joyful church bells and twinkling lights to the renowned Christmas market — one of the country’s oldest. Make Munich part of your holiday tour of Germany with our four-day extension and tour this Bavarian capital as it's dressed up for the holidays. You’ll take an included tour of this stylish city and also have plenty of time to search for gifts and goods at the Christmas market, where the local specialty is the Münchener Marzipan, and to discover Munich’s famed culture, food, and drink.
Depart Home / Transfer to Munich, Germany
Board an overnight flight to Munich, Germany.
Arrive in Munich, Germany
After checking into your hotel, set off on a short orientation walk before enjoying the rest of the day at leisure. Tonight, get to know your fellow travelers at a Welcome Briefing back at the hotel.
Today, you’ll embark on a panoramic city tour of Munich, including photo stops at the beautiful Koenigsplatz square and the splendid Nymphenburg Castle. You’ll also spend some time exploring the city’s festive Christmas market before enjoying the rest of the afternoon at leisure.
Munich / Join Base Tour day 2 in Regensburg
Following breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a final morning of leisure before joining Day 2 of the base program.