GERMANY & AUSTRIA
Visit the Heart of Bavaria and Mozart's Musical,
Hometown of Salzburg
Craft beer, vibrant history and storybook castles are some of what Germany and Austria have to offer. In this sample trip, embark through the stunning scenery of the Bavarian Mountains to visit King Ludwig’s famous Castles. One of them, the Neuschwanstein, was the inspiration for Walt Disney. Then, travel across the Austrian border to Salzburg to relive your favorite scenes from the classic musical “The Sound of Music.” Many more surprises are waiting for you on this spectacular journey! If you visit during the winter, you can even see the magic of Bavarian enchanting Christmas Markets!
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“It All Starts with a Conversation!”
Together, in our detailed consultation we create the vision of your very own personalized itinerary. We determine how much time to spend in each destination, choose from our favorite hotels, arrange appropriate transportation and create unique experiences with our dynamic local guides! Relax while our team brings everything to life. Our customized travel app gives you easy access to all itinerary details, plus suggestions for your free time and some dining ideas! We seamlessly integrate technology, experience and attention to detail to create your very own custom-tailored “Trip of a Lifetime!”
OUR SAMPLE ITINERARY
Arrive Berlin, and Experience the City’s Vibe
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
Explore Berlin’s Iconic Landscape
Daily breakfasts in each of your hotels. Enjoy a detailed private sightseeing through the city, visit the 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
Venture to Munich
Morning at your leisure to explore Berlin on your own. Private transfer this afternoon to the train station for your train to Munich. Arrive in Munich, where you will be met for the transfer to your centrally located hotel
Walk through the Heritage of Munich
Detailed private sightseeing of the Marienplatz, the giant Glockenspiel clock, Englischer Garten, Nymphenburg Palace, the cathedral, and more. Free time in the afternoon for a visit to the Deutsches Museum
Relive Munich’s History during World War II at Dachau
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
Journey through the Stunning Scenery of the Bavarian Alps
Free time in the morning to explore or visit museums you may have missed before. Then, with your private driver (or a rental car), proceed to Berchtesgaden to check-in at your in-town hotel
Traverse the Beauty of Berchtesgaden
Detailed private sightseeing through Berchtesgaden today, stopping by the historic Eagle’s Nest, a famous mountain retreat of Adolf Hitler, and visiting the underground world of Obersalzberg’s salt mines. Free time to perhaps enjoy a boat ride through the Bavarian Alps on Königsee lake to St. Bartholomew’s shrine
Venture across the Austrian Border to Salzburg
Detailed private sightseeing in Austria to visit the location of The Sound of Music and Salzburg, Mozart's birthplace. Possible Mozart dinner concert before heading back to Berchtesgaden for the night
Enjoy a Royal Palace Adventure in Fussen
Journey to the west today to visit the iconic Neuschwanstein Castle today, which was the inspiration for Disneyland's castle, followed by the beautiful XIV-c palace of Hohenschwangau, the castle where King Ludwig II spent his childhood. Consider a quick detour to Garmisch-Partenkirchen or Oberammergau if you’re interested in visiting other charming towns along the Bavarian Alps
Drive through the Romantic Road
Say goodbye to the fairytale land before heading on the Romantic Road to the Crown Jewel of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Reach your centrally located hotel in Rothenburg
Wander through Germany’s Finest Medieval Town Before Heading to Cologne
Free time in the morning to linger Rothenburg's medieval Old Town and extensive walls. Continue to Cologne, where you will be met for the transfer to your centrally located hotel
Take a Romantic Cruise along the River Rhine
Enjoy a delightful excursion along the scenic Rhine river and its castles, with potential visits to Lorelei, St. Goar, Koblenz, Marksburg and Remagen Bridge
Uncover the Secrets of 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
Transfer by rail or by car to FRA now for your home-bound flights. Same-day arrival in the USA. Welcome home!
When should I go?
The ideal time is year round - summers are beautiful. Oktoberfest in Munich usually takes place in September and end on the first week of October. Berchtesgaden and Salzburg plus Cologne offer vibrant Christmas markets in December. Please keep in mind that the Eagle’s Nest is closed during the wintertime from November to April due to snow
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