As you gaze up at the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture that inspired Mozart, you can almost hear the music of the great composer floating on the breeze that blows gently through Salzburg.
From the charm of Bavaria’s traditional capital of Munich to the timeless tides of the Danube, this is a region that will seduce and inspire you. Soak in the mood of Munich’s old town on a entertaining walk as your tour guide shares the colorful stories of the city’s 850-year history; visit the 700-year-old medieval village of Fuessen deep in the German Alps; admire the elaborate castles of Salzburg’s pristine lakes district; explore the culturally significant museums and galleries of sophisticated Vienna; and take a romantic cruise past the quaint villages and ancient castles that line the banks of the Danube enroute to the steep vineyards of old Wachau.
A range of comfortable hotels has been carefully selected for their central locations, which means you can be certain that you’ll only ever be steps from the most significant historic and cultural sites in eastern Europe. And your team of private guides will happily reveal the secret royal scandals and colorful stories that lay behind the glamorous façades of the region’s breath-taking ancient castles and elaborate palaces. ... Show More »
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Meet your driver for a private airport transfer in Munich.
For your added comfort, we will have an English speaking assistant waiting for you at the hotel lobby. Your representative will help you to check in and walk you through the welcome package documents.
A welcome package with a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.Accommodation: NH Munchen Deutscher Kaiser (4*)
The NH München Deutscher Kaiser hotel is located in the heart of the city, a few minutes’ walk from the old town. The building itself was the first skyscraper in Munich and remains one of the tallest buildings downtown. Being located right in the center of the city makes it perfect for going out as there are lots of bars, restaurants and attractions close by. Each of the comfortable guest rooms provides all the amenities needed for a great vacation. The hotel breakfast room servers a selection of delicious items to kick start your day. There is also a snack bar where guests can grab a snack and drink while watching a sporting event on TV.
Enjoy an informative and entertaining walk through the heart of Munich’s beautiful old town with a private guide. Along the way your guide will take you on a journey through the city’s colourful 850 year old history, stopping at various attractions, which have over the years witnessed events that created not just regional, but worldwide interest. From royal scandals over great international celebrations to the rise as one of Europe’s most influential and affluent cities, Munich has experienced it all. Let your guide explain the known and reveal the secrets of this beautiful Alpine city. Use your lunch hour to discover and explore the bustling cafes or world famous beer halls of Munich. Ask your guide for local favourites. Entrance fees and lunch are not included. Should you find yourself in Munich during Oktoberfest, we would be more than happy to customize your walking tour to show you the festivities.Accommodation: NH Munchen Deutscher Kaiser (4*)
In the midst of the German Alps, the magnificent towers of Neuschwanstein Castle rise in all their majestic splendour – it is simply breathtaking. Set in one of the world’s most beautiful locations, the castle overlooks the idyllic 700 year old, medieval village of Füssen. The panoramic view from the Marienbruecke (the bridge high above the castle and gorge) is spectacular with unspoiled natural lakes and valleys stretching far into the distant horizon. Linderhof Palace, located near Oberammergau in southwest Bavaria near Ettal Abbey, is the smallest of the three castles built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria and the only one of which he lived to see its completion. The Palace and its surrounding park is one of the most artistic and stylistically complex ensembles of the 19th century. Entrance fees are to be paid locally.Accommodation: NH Munchen Deutscher Kaiser (4*)
Meet your driver for a private train station transfer.
Enjoy a transfer by train from Munich to Salzburg. Travel time is approximately 2 hours.
A transfer between the train station and your hotel with a private vehicle and driver is provided. For your added comfort, your English speaking driver will help you to check in and walk you through the welcome package documents.
Discover Salzburg, known as the town of Mozart's, and its historical buildings that feature interesting architectural attributes. This city was once Mozart’s home town and some say you can still hear the tones of the musical ‘The Magic Flute’ and other famous compositions sounding from Salzburg’s alleyways and historic walls. Your private guide will provide with insight into the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque aspects of the city as Mozart saw it. You will end the tour with a visit to the newly reopened Mozart Residence on Makart Square. You will have the opportunity to see an informative multi-media show. The lodging, also referred to as “the dancing master’s house” (Tanzmeisterhause) was first inhabited by a dancing master that educated youngsters, taught them how to dance and behave, before Mozart moved in.Accommodation: Hofwirt (3*)
Hofwirt Hotel is a historical hotel in the heart of Salzburg right next to Linzergasse, a pedestrian zone in the centre of Salzburg and only a short walk from the train station, the Congress Centre, and Mirabell Palace. The Hofwirt is a traditional yet modern hotel, built in 1878 and renovated in 2007. The comfortable guest rooms are furnished in a modern or traditional style and feature cable TV and a bathroom. The Hotel Hofwirt is an established guest house with over a 100 years experience in the business. The property is in the heart of Salzburg close to the city’s hot spots, such as the Linzergasse, a pedestrian zone in the town centre, the Mirabell Palace, the Congress Center, and the train station. The on-site restaurant, the Blue Salon, the shady terrace, as well as the guest lounge create a comfortable space for guests to relax in an traditional Austrian and cozy ambience.
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Experience the breathtaking beauty of one of Austria's most beautiful regions on a tour of the Lake District Salzkammergut, located just beyond the gates of Salzburg. Admire the impressive hunting Castle Fuschl that is today a luxury accommodation, where the Archbishops, empresses, and celebrities stay. Visit St. Wolfgang and its famous winged altar located in the 700 year old Pilgrimage Church. Continue by boat crossing Lake Wolfgangsee, St. Gilgen where Mozart’s mother was born. Passing Castle Hüttenstein that was first erected in the 1300s as a fort and rebuilt in 1843 as a neo-Gothic styled castle, the tour continues along the Mondsee before returning to Mirabellplatz in the centre of Salzburg.Accommodation: Hofwirt (3*)
A transfer between the train station and your hotel with a private vehicle and driver is provided.
Enjoy a transfer by train from Salzburg to Vienna. Travel time is approximately 3 hours.
A transfer between the train station and your hotel with a private vehicle and driver is provided.
Spend an enjoyable 4 hours exploring the city of Vienna today on a private tour with vehicle, guide, driver which will provide an overall impression of the most significant sights of Vienna. Along the Ringstrasse admire numerous magnificent buildings, such as the MAK, the State Opera House, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Natural History Museum, the cultural district the Museums Quartier, the former Habsburg winter residence, the Hofburg, the Parliament, the City Hall and the Burgtheater. The highlight of the tour will be a visit of the showrooms of Schonbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the Habsburg family. Entrance fee to the Schonbrunn Palace is includedAccommodation: Austria Wien (3*)
The Austria Wien Hotel is directly situated in the historical center of Vienna, only a few steps away from St. Stephen's Cathedral. The Imperial Palace Hofburg with its Congress Centre, the Vienna State Opera as well as the exclusive shopping streets Kärntnerstraße and Graben can all be reached easily with short walks through the typical old Viennese side streets of the city center. The accommodations feature a stylish design, leaving no aspect of modern comfort for you to miss out on. You can relax in one of their lounge rooms furnished in Biedermeier style or enjoy the Viennese evenings on the quietly located terrace with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. Here you’ll also find a high-speed internet terminal, a wireless LAN (WI-FI) hotspot and a 5-language cable television at your disposal free of charge.
Enjoy a full day excursion that will show you the beauty of the Wachau. Through this romantic scenery full of history and legends the Danube winds its way past charming old village's steep vineyards and castles. During a romantic boat-trip the history comes alive. The heart of the Wachau is the old vine-merchant's town Krems. Also visit Melk, the "Cradle of Austria", the magnificent Benedictine Abbey, a pearl of the Austrian Baroque. You may bring your own lunch or take the opportunity to try the cuisine at the local Abbey restaurant in Melk. The tour finishes at the Opera House in Vienna. Entrance fees to the Melk Monastery, boat ride, are included, as well as lunch in the Winter season.Accommodation: Austria Wien (3*)
A transfer between the Airport and your hotel or city with a private vehicle and driver is provided.Accommodation:
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