Day 01, Wednesday: U.S. - Munich
Depart U.S. for your overnight flight to Munich, Germany. Dinner will be served on board. Tours purchased on a land only basis begin on day 02.
Day 02, Thursday: Arrive Munich
Morning arrival into Munich. Transfer to our hotel, with the remainder of the day to enjoy independently. Overnight in Munich at the Hotel Holiday Inn Munich City Centre.
Day 03, Friday: Munich
After breakfast we visit the city's main attractions, concluding the tour at the Marienplatz square with its famous clock tower. The capital of Bavaria State, Munich, is famous for its Oktoberfest, which is celebrated annually in September. The afternoon is free to explore at your leisure. In the evening we enjoy a traditional Bavarian dinner. Accommodation at the Hotel Holiday Inn Munich City Centre.
Day 04, Saturday: Munich - Passau - Linz
In the morning we travel to Passau. This city, on the border between Germany and Austria, has a very privileged location on the Danube, the Inn and the Ilz rivers. In the afternoon we cross the Austrian border to the city of Linz, a picturesque town on the banks of the Danube river. Accommodation at the Arcotel Nike.
Day 05, Sunday: Linz - Dürnstein - Melk - Vienna
After breakfast we enjoy a short stop at the village of Dürnstein, nestled in the heart of the magnificent Wachau Valley. The charming town of Dürnstein offers the unique combination of a breathtaking scenery and traditional architecture. It was in the Kuenringer Castle, whose ruins still overlook Dürnstein, that the English King Richard Lionheart was held prisoner. We continue to Melk for a short visit to the famous Abbey. Finally we arrive the magnificent capital of Austria. Accommodation at the Hotel Arcotel Wimberger.
Day 06, Monday: Vienna
Sightseeing tour of Vienna. We admire the Opera, Hofburg Palace, Heroes Gate, Parliament, the Council and the other attractions. Afternoon free to explore Vienna at your leisure. At night attend a gala dinner accompanied by live classical music (optional, not included). Accommodation at the Hotel Arcotel Wimberger.
Day 07, Tuesday: Vienna - Lake District - Salzburg
In the morning we continue to the Lake District and ascend Mount Zwölferhorn by cable car to enjoy wonderful views over the Lake Wolfgang. Continue to the city of Salzburg, where the genius composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born. Sightseeing tour with examples of breathtaking Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque artistry. Our visit also includes the world famous Mirabell Gardens and we see the house where Mozart grew up. Accommodation at the Hotel NH Salzburg City.
Day 08, Wednesday: Salzburg - Berchtesgaden - Chiemsee - Munich
After breakfast we travel along the Königsee River Valley, through the Bavarian mountains, along romantic farmhouses to Obersalzberg. Special buses and an elevator will bring us to the Eagle´s Nest. From there we continue to Lake Chiemsee, the “Bavarian Sea” for a short stop. The program ends at Munich Airport, around 6:00 pm. Overnight at Mövenpick Munich Airport.
Day 09, Thursday: Munich - U.S.
After breakfast, make your way to the airport for your return flight home.