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GERMANY & AUSTRIA

Craft beer, vibrant history, and storybook castles are some of what Germany and Austria have to offer. In this sample trip, see both sides of Germany with a touch of Disney and the Sound of Music. If you visit during the winter, you can even see the famous Bavarian Christmas Markets!

DAY 1:  USA - FRANKFURT          [DEPART USA]

Buon Viaggio! Dinner and a movie aloft as you make your way to Germany.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DAY 6:  MUNICH - DACHAU - MUNICH           [DACHAU EXCURSION]
Take an excursion to Dachau memorial today for a thought-provoking visit to the first Nazi concentration camp established in 1933 and finally liberated in 1945.  The afternoon is at your leisure back in Munich.
 
DAY 7:  MUNICH - BERCHTESGADEN          [PROCEED TO BERCHTESGADEN]
Free time in the morning to explore or visit museums you may have missed before.  Proceed to Berchtesgaden, where you will be met for the transfer to your hotel.
 
DAY 8:  BERCHTESGADEN          [EXPLORE BERCHTESGADEN]
Detailed private sightseeing through Berchtesgaden today, stopping by the historic Eagle’s Nest, and the salt mines. Free time to perhaps enjoy a boat ride through the Bavarian Alps on Königsee lake to St. Bartholomew’s shrine.
 
DAY 9:  BERCHTESGADEN - SALZBURG - BERCHTESGADEN          [SALZBURG EXCURSION]
Detailed private sightseeing in Austria to visit the location of The Sound of Music and Salzburg, Mozart's birthplace.  Enjoy a Mozart dinner concert before heading back to Berchtesgaden for the night. 
 
DAY 10:  BERCHTESGADEN - NEUSCHWANSTEIN - ROTHENBURG          [REACH ROTHENBURG]
Enjoy a visit to Neuschwanstein Castle today, which was the inspiration for Disneyland's castle, followed by Schloss Hohenschwangau, the castle where King Ludwig II spent his childhood.  Reach Rothenburg, where you will be met for the transfer to your centrally located hotel.
 
DAY 10:  ROTHENBURG - COLOGNE          [PROCEED TO COLOGNE]
Free time in the morning to explore Rothenburg's medieval Old Town and extensive walls.  Continue to Cologne, where you will be met for the transfer to your centrally located hotel.
 
DAY 11:  COLOGNE - RHINE - COLOGNE          [RHINE EXCURSION]
Private excursion along the scenic Rhine river and its castles, with potential visits to Lorelei, St. Goar, Koblenz, Marksburg, and Remagen Bridge.
 
DAY 12:  COLOGNE           [EXPLORE COLOGNE]
Detailed private sightseeing of the Cathedral, Gross St. Martin, Köln Triangle, and more.  Afternoon at your leisure to shop or people-watch in the Domplatz.
 
DAY 13:  COLOGNE - FRANKFURT - USA          [RETURN HOME]
Transfer to the airport now for your home-bound flights. Same-day arrival in the USA. Welcome home!
DAY 2:  FRANKFURT - BERLIN          [ARRIVE BERLIN]
Upon arrival in Berlin, you will be met for the transfer to your centrally located hotel.  Free time this afternoon to explore your new neighborhood and visit Brandenburg Gate or shop for souvenirs.  Restaurant suggestions will be provided throughout.
 
DAY 3:  BERLIN          [INTRODUCTORY SIGHTS]
Daily breakfasts in each of your hotels.  The detailed private sightseeing tour through the city, seeing the historic Topography of Terror, Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie, and the East Side gallery.  Free time in the afternoon will give you a chance to stroll through the popular Kurfürstendamm or trendy Alexanderplatz.
 
DAY 4:  BERLIN - MUNICH          [REACH MUNICH]
Morning at your leisure to explore Berlin on your own.  Private transfer this afternoon to the train station for your trains to Munich.  Arrive in Munich, where you will be met for the transfer to your centrally located hotel.
 
DAY 5:  MUNICH          [INTRODUCTORY SIGHTS]
Detailed private sightseeing of the Marienplatz, Englischer Garten, Nymphenburg Palace, the cathedral, and more.  Free time in the afternoon for a visit to the Deutsches Museum.

Visit the Heart of Bavaria and Mozart's Musical Hometown of Salzburg

Consider an extension into the Czech Republic! The capital of Prague is only a few hours train ride away! As always, we will gladly consult with you and draw up the best itinerary based on your needs and wishes so that it is the best vacation of your life!