Personally Escorted Tour Focused on Imperial Splendors
8 Day Tour from Munich to Vienna
Beginning on April 27, 2019 I will personally escort a tour focused on Imperial Splendors. It will be a rather leisurely tour, 2 nights in Munich, 2 nights in Salzburg and 3 nights in Vienna. It will include the top attractions in each area as well as plenty of free time.
Included in this tour are Neuschwanstein Castle, Emperor Maximilians' Golden Roof, the Mirabell Gardens, Mozart's Birthplace, scenes you'll recognize from The Sound of Music, Belvedere Palace, Heldenplatz, a private tour of Schonbrunn Palace and on the final night a classical music concert and a farewell dinner. Munich, Neuschwanstein, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Mondsee, a Danube River cruise and Vienna, all of this as well as optional excursions to the Eagles Nest, Oberammergau, Linderhof Castle, and Bratislava.
The tour price is $2288 per person, it's 8 days in length (of course you can add nights at the beginning in Munich or at the end in Vienna). If you book early you'll save $218 per person. If you've traveled with me on a Globus or Avalon trip before you save another $115 per person. If you travel as a single the supplement is only $463.
Contact Joy as soon as possible to learn more - 6AM – 5PM Monday-Friday at 918-339-4805 or email Joy@thejoyoftravel.net
Day 1 ARRIVE IN MUNICH, GERMANY
Welcome to Munich! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Day 2 MUNICH
Sightseeing with a Local Guide of Germany’s “Secret Capital” features the Olympic Stadium, built for the 1972 Olympics; the 1,000-foot-high Olympic Tower; and Königsplatz, used for Nazi rallies during World War II. Drive along the Ludwigstrasse, and see the Bavarian Arch of Triumph and Field Marshall Hall. Also 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 Ludwig’s prettiest castles, and the picturesque Passion Play town of Oberammergau.
Day 3 MUNICH–NEUSCHWANSTEIN–INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA–SALZBURG
Drive into the garden-like landscapes of the Bavarian Alps and visit King Ludwig’s NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE, which inspired Walt Disney. Enjoy magnificent views of the Alps from high up, then, continue to Innsbruck in the Tyrolean mountains for a walk through the quaint medieval lanes to Emperor Maximilian’s GOLDEN ROOF. Time to shop for crystal, for which Innsbruck is famous, before continuing to Mozart’s hometown, Salzburg.
Day 4 SALZBURG
This morning, you may wish to join an optional excursion to spectacular Berchtesgaden and Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest. Back in Salzburg, join your Local Guide for a walking tour through the historic center. Admire exquisite 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.
Day 5 SALZBURG–MONDSEE–VIENNA
Visit the PARISH CHURCH in Mondsee, which was used for the wedding scenes in The Sound of Music. Relax with Kaffee und Kuchen (coffee and cake) during a leisurely DANUBE CRUISE 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.
Day 6 VIENNA
Guided sightseeing features a visit to BELVEDERE PALACE with its famous Klimt collection, a drive along the Ringstrasse, passing the State Opera House, and a stop at the Hofburg Palace, winter residence of the Austrian Imperial family. Marvel at the impressive courtyards, famous HELDENPLATZ, and awesome St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Time to savor Sachertorte and watch the jolly crowd in one of Vienna’s famous coffee houses, or choose from our exciting optional possibilities.
Day 7 AT LEISURE IN VIENNA
For those who wish to “see it all,” there is a chance to join an interesting optional excursion to Bratislava, capital of Slovakia. Later, a unique feature: enjoy a private visit of SCHÖNBRUNN PALACE, followed by a farewell dinner and a classical music concert, the best way to say auf Wiedersehen, Wien.
Day 8 VIENNA
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.