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Welcome to Munich! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Guided sightseeing of Germany’s “Secret Capital” features the Olympic Stadium, built for the 1972 Olympics; the 1,000-foot-high Olympic Tower; Nymphenburg Palace; and the historical Königsplatz, used for Nazi rallies during World War II. Drive along the Ludwigstrasse, and see the Bavarian Arch of Triumph and Field Marshall Hall, a monumental loggia on the Odeonsplatz. Continue on foot and visit lively MARIENPLATZ with the Old and the New Town Halls and the gothic Frauenkirche. An optional excursion is available to Linderhof Castle, one of King Ludwig’s prettiest castles, and a visit to the picturesque Passion Play town of Oberammergau.
Drive into the garden-like landscapes of the Bavarian Alps and LF visit King Ludwig’s NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE, which inspired Walt Disney, and enjoy magnificent views of the Alps from high up. Cross the border into the Tyrolean mountains to Innsbruck, capital of Tyrol and host of two Winter Olympic Games. Follow your Tour Director for a pleasant walk through the quaint medieval lanes to Emperor Maximilian’s GOLDEN ROOF. Time to shop for Innsbruck’s famous crystal, before continuing to Mozart’s hometown, Salzburg.
Today’s Distance: 255 mi / 410 km
This morning, an optional excursion to spectacular Berchtesgaden and Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest is available. Back in Salzburg, join your Local Guide for a walking tour through the historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire MIRABELL GARDENS, the Great Festival Hall, St. Peter’s Monastery, and magnificent RESIDENZ SQUARE, where some scenes from The Sound of Music movie were filmed. Also visit MOZART’S BIRTHPLACE in the charming Getreidegasse.
Visit the PARISH CHURCH in Mondsee, which was used for the wedding scenes in The Sound of Music. Follow the Valley of the Danube River and board your ship for a leisurely LF RIVER CRUISE. Sit back and relax with Kaffee und Kuchen (coffee and cake) as you sail along the most scenic section of the river. Arrive in Vienna, once the center of the mighty Habsburg Empire. Tonight, you may wish to join an optional Heurigen evening.
Today’s Distance: 193 mi / 310 km
Guided sightseeing features a visit to the baroque BELVEDERE PALACE with its famous Klimt collection; a drive along the Ringstrasse with its magnificent buildings like the the Vienna State Opera; and a stop at the Hofburg Palace, winter residence of the Austrian Imperial family. Marvel at the impressive courtyards, famous HELDENPLATZ, and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Time to savor Sachertorte and watch the lively crowd in one of Vienna’s famous coffee houses. Choose from our selection optional possibilities.
Today, an optional excursion to Bratislava, capital of Slovakia, is available. End your vacation with a special treat: LF a private visit of SCHÖNBRUNN PALACE, followed by a farewell dinner and a classical music concert, the best way to say auf Wiedersehen, Wien.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
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This classic 251-room property enjoys a central location and has an eclectically styled restaurant with a steak and fish themed menu. The inviting bar area serves both classic & innovative cocktails and has a large screen for major sporting events. Other amenities include a 24 hour Fitness center with sauna and steam room and Free Wi-fi internet access is available in the public areas of the hotel.
Located in center of Salzburg, walking distance to Mirabell Gardens and Mirabell Palace - 15 minutes to WA Mozart Airport.
The Zeitgeist hotel in Vienna perfectly combines its central location, just 300 meters away from the main train station with top quality overnight stays. The 254 air conditioned rooms offer large windows and Free Wi-Fi access, there is an on-site fitness room, a restaurant-café-bar as well as 24 hour vending machines for snacks & drinks.
Our expert Tour Directors help you get the most out of every place you visit - and have a 96% customer satisfaction rating.
We’re delighted to have achieved the Good Housekeeping Reader Recommended endorsement for customer experience.
We are a member of ABTA and our flight-inclusive holidays are protected by ATOL. If your holiday is cancelled for any reason, you’ll receive a full refund.