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Trafalgar
Munich to Vienna
9 days
From $2,954
Tour code: TT195391

Highlights

  • VIP Admission to the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna
  • Explore Salzburg and Vienna with a Local Specialist
  • Discover Munich, Oberammergau and Innsbruck
  • Visit Neuschwanstein Castle, the alpine resort of Berchtesgaden and to the Church made famous in the film 'The Sound of Music' in Mondsee
  • View Wilten Basilica and the Golden Roof in Innsbruck and Mozart's Birthplace in Salzburg
  • See Melk Abbey and Wachau Valley

The perfect travel experience for lovers of the outdoors and history, this trip inspired by the Sound of Music brings the beauty of the Alps and familiar views from the silver screen to life. You'll hear all the stories of Bavaria and beyond spending quality time with locals.

What's included?

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Handcrafted Highlights

Meals

  • 8 breakfasts
  • 4 dinners (including Be My Guest)

Itinerary

Day 1
Welcome to Munich
Willkommen in München - which you will have an opportunity to explore before embarking on your lyrical sojourn through the Sound of Music. Join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a memorable Welcome Reception to kick-start your leisurely meander through Germany and Austria.

Stay: Holiday Inn Westpark

Meals: Welcome Reception

Day 2
Discover Bavarian Munich
Embark on a morning orientation tour past some of the city's most renowned sites, including the Opera House, Ludwigstrasse, Hofbräuhaus and Marienplatz, whose Glockenspiel delights visitors throughout the day with its re-enactment of 16th-century tales. Spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring the city's Old Town or consider an Optional Experience to the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, the first of the Nazi camps established in Germany. This evening, connect with the city's rich beer heritage and consider a memorable night out at a local beer hall.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3
Onwards to Neuschwanstein Castle and Oberammergau
Journey to Neuschwanstein Castle, built as a retreat for shy King Ludwig II to retire from public life. Continue through Bavaria, arriving in Oberammergau, where locals have performed the Passion Play every decade since 1634 to fulfil their vow after the village was spared from the grip of the Black Plague. Continue to Innsbruck where tonight you'll dine in your hotel.

Stay: Wittelsbach

Meals: BreakfastDinner

Day 4
Spend a Day in Alpine Innsbruck
The Tyrol mountains beckon today in this capital of Tyrol. We spend a leisurely day against a magnificent alpine backdrop, exploring the city's iconic sights. Admire Emperor Maximilian I's ornate Golden Roof, then maybe take a trip up the funicular for spectacular views, or see the Hofburg Palace. Admire the fascinating crystal installations and browse for precious gifts and souvenirs at the Swarovski Crystal Worlds Store. You could choose instead to take an Optional Experience scenic train ride through the Tyrolean Alps to visit the glamorous ski resort of Seefeld, including a horse-drawn carriage ride and a chance to sample the local schnapps.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 5
Journey to Salzburg
Spend a soul-stirring morning connecting with the astounding natural beauty of Berchtesgaden. You'll want to take in all the spectacular views on an Optional Experience visit to Eagle's Nest, intended as a mountain retreat for Hitler and his inner circle. See the awe-inspiring mountain landscape and learn about the area's fascinating history before arriving in Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart and the backdrop for the 'The Sound of Music.

Stay: Mercure City

Meals: Breakfast

Day 6
Explore Spectacular Salzburg
Join your Local Specialist for a tour of the city's iconic highlights including Getreidegasse, the Salzburg Cathedral, Mozart's birthplace and many of the locations used in the film 'The Sound of Music'. Leave the sounds of Salzburg behind for lakeside Mondsee, where you'll visit Mondsee Abbey, the one-time Benedictine monastery that served as the church where Captain Von Trapp and Maria were married in the film. This afternoon travel to Faistenau where we will Connect With Locals on a farm just outside Salzburg. The Klaushofer family and their resident bees are your hosts for an exclusive Be My Guest experience and family dinner with delicious home-made cheese strudel.

Meals: BreakfastBe My Guest

Day 7
Off to Mondsee and Vienna
Leave the sounds of Salzburg behind for lakeside Mondsee, where you'll visit Mondsee Abbey, the one-time Benedictine monastery that served as the church where Captain Von Trapp and Maria were married in 'The Sound of Music'. Gaze at the mountains and green fields as we leave the Salzkammergut region and journey eastward towards the regal Austrian capital, Vienna. There's no better introduction to the City of Music than a traditional dinner and local entertainment which you could enjoy as part of tonight's Optional Experience.

Stay: Imperial Riding School Renaissance

Meals: Breakfast

Day 8
See the Sights of Vienna
Enjoy an exclusive guided visit of the Habsburg royal collection of art at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, prior to admission of the general public. Dive Into Culture and visit the Kunstkammer during this private insider visit. Later, your Local Specialist will show you the city's major landmarks and palaces during your included sightseeing tour. The magic continues with a walking tour through the oldest parts of the city. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner.

Meals: BreakfastFarewell Dinner

Day 9
Farewell Vienna
We say a fond farewell to newfound friends and the beauty of Vienna at the end of an unforgettable experience. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers.

Meals: Breakfast

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