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Sound of Music

10 Days
Featuring:
Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Neuschwanstein, Oberammergau, Munich


Day 1  Depart USA Overnight flight to Vienna.

Day 2  Arrive Vienna (3nights) You are met at Vienna airport and transferred to your hotel. After check-in time to relax and unwind before meeting your Tour Director and fellow travelling companions for a welcome drink. This evening, why not try some delicious schnitzel and strudel for a truly Austrian dinner?

Day 3  Vienna sightseeing & at leisure Our morning sightseeing tour with a local guide features the monuments and palaces of this musical city. The Imperial Boulevards lead us to the Opera House, the Hofburg Palace, the Parliament and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Later, free time perhaps to indulge in some Sachertorte and cream in some Sachertorte and cream in a tempting pastry shop. Or why not take an excursion to Maria Theresa von Habsburg's favourite palace - the Schonbrunn, with its delighful fountains and gardens? This evening, perhaps treat yourself to a concert of Viennese Classical music. (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 4  Vienna Woods Excursion Our local expert takes us on a scenic drive into the nearby Vienna Woods where we stop to see Mayerling, and the hunting lodge where Crown Prince Rudolph and his young mistress died in 1898. We also stop at Heiligenkreuz to visit the Abbey of the Holy Cross. Then there's time at leisure, perhaps to window-shop in Kartnerstrasse or visit a museum. Tonight, we enjoy a delicious dinner of Viennese spealities in a wine village Heurige.
(Buffet Breakfast/ Restaurant dinner)

Day 5  Vienna - Salzkammergut - Salzburg (2nights) We drive along the Valley of the River Danube past Melk, where we see Austria's greatest baroque monastery. From here we continue along the Danube Valley to the area known as the Salzkammergut. At Gmunden, with its beautiful Lake Chateau, we enjoy a tranquil and scenic drive along the shores of the Traunsee and Attersee, the largest lake in the Austrian Alps, to the Mondsee Lake. We stop in the village to see the Church where the marriage of Captain Von Trapp and Maria was filmed for "The Sound of Music". Finally we reach the sugar-icing city of Salzburg for two nights. (Buffet Breakfast/ Dinner)

Day 6  Salzburg sightseeing & at leisure Today's morning sightseeing on foot with a local guide shows us the Getreidergasse with it's colourful shops, the majestic Cathedral and many of the locations used in the film, 'The Sound of Music', as well as the birthplace of the great composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Later, you may wish to relax in one of the delightful coffee-houses or to shop in the chic boutiques. We will enjoy dinner at our hotel this evening.
(Buffet Breakfast/ Dinner)

Day 7  Salzburg - Berchtesgaden - Innsbruck This morning it's only a short drive into Bavarian Germany and to the National Park of Berchtesgaden - Hitler's favourite summer resort. We'll stop in the town before leaving Germany to re-enter Austria and the province of the Tyrol. From here we continue past the Wilder Kaiser Mountains to the valley of the green River Inn, bringing us to the Alpine resort which grew up around the bridge over the Inn, Innsbruck. Here our orientation tour shows us the Wilten Basilica, as well as the Olympic ski-jump and the old town with its Golden Roof and Hofburg Palace. This evening, after dinner at our hotel, why not take part in some thigh-slapping fun at a Tyrolean Folklore Show? (Buffet Breakfast/ Dinner)

Day 8  Innsbruck - Neuschwanstein Castle - Munich (2nights) This morning we will return to the Bavarian mountains and Germany's most famous building, mad King Ludwig's Neuschwanstein Castle. We ascend to the entrance by horse and carriage and enjoy a guided tour of the interior. Afterwards, it is only a short drive to the Passion Play village of Oberammergau. Here there is time to admire the many ornate wall-paintings on the village houses and to perhaps visit the Passion Play theatre before we arrive at fun-loving Munich. Dinner tonight is a Bavarian supper in a typical tavern. (Buffet Breakfast/ Restaurant dinner)

Day 9  Munich orientation & at leisure After breakfast we head out on our morning orientation tour which will show us the Hofbrauhaus, the Marienplatz with its Glockenspiel, and the majestic Opera house. Then time at leisure to do some shopping and perhaps to visit some of the museums. On the final night of our tour why not get together with your fellow travelling companions and enjoy a few steins of beer in one of the may beer-halls? (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 10  Munich - USA Bid farewell as we transfer you to Munich Airport for your return flight to America, at the end of this finely tuned tour. (Buffet Breakfast)

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