Best of Germany and Austria Summer 2018

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An epic journey through Germany and Austria - the sounds of Bach and Mozart accompany as you explore the imposing spires of Cologne and Salzburg, cruise along the Rhine and criss-cross 'East' and 'West' in Berlin. You'll also sample traditional Tyrolean hospitality, visit the city that inspired 'The Sound of Music' and tuck into Vienna's Kaffee und Kuchen cul...

Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Easy
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

    • City tour in Berlin, Salzburg and Vienna
    • Cruise along the River Rhine
    • Orientation of Frankfurt, Cologne, Würzburg, Rothenburg, Munich and Innsbruck
    • See the Lorelei Rock, Marienberg Fortress and the Prince-Bishops' residence in Würzburg and Melk Abbey
    • Visit Berlin TV Tower and Neuschwanstein Castle
    • View the Cologne Cathedral, the Golden Roof in Innsbruck and Mozart's birthplace in Salzburg

What's this trip about?

    An epic journey through Germany and Austria - the sounds of Bach and Mozart accompany as you explore the imposing spires of Cologne and Salzburg, cruise along the Rhine and criss-cross 'East' and 'West' in Berlin. You'll also sample traditional Tyrolean hospitality, visit the city that inspired 'The Sound of Music' and tuck into Vienna's Kaffee und Kuchen culture.

Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityFrankfurt
End CityVienna

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural
  • Education / Learning
  • Small Ship Cruise

Destinations

  • Europe
  • Austria
  • Germany

Attractions

  • Berlin
  • Frankfurt
  • Innsbruck
  • Munich
  • Salzburg
  • Vienna

Activities

  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Frankfurt (Offenbach)

Embrace old-world charm and modern glitz and glamour in the vibrant city of Frankfurt, our springboard for a delightful exploration of the best of Germany and Austria. Spend your day exploring the quaint cobblestone streets of the Altstadt and soaking up the atmospher...

Day 2: Frankfurt (Offenbach) – Rhine Cruise – Cologne

The legend of Lorelei kickstarts our morning as we board a leisurely cruise along the mighty Rhine past fairy-tale castles and vineyard-clad hills. We stop at lunch to enjoy an unforgettable Be My Guest banquet and hear tales of nights and feuding lords and ladies in ...

Day 3: Cologne – High Speed Train – Berlin Sightseeing (2 Nights)

This morning we board a high-speed train to historic Berlin, whose once-turbulent history has shaped its rebirth as the charismatic capital of Germany. Join a Local Specialist for an exploration of East meets West and delve into the story behind their reunification. S...

Day 4: Berlin Sightseeing

Venture up one of the icons of a united Berlin and Germany for a Cultural Insight experience up the Berlin TV Tower offering spectacular 360° views of the city. Enjoy some free time this afternoon to explore the city on your terms. See the remnants of the Berlin Wall,...

Day 5: Berlin – Würzburg – Rothenburg

Celebrate beauty through your admiration of art and architecture in beautiful Würzburg where you will see the Prince-Bishops' residence and Marienburg Fortress, on the banks of the Main, before arriving in the charming cobblestone streets of Rothenburg where we will dine tonight in our hotel. Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6: Rothenburg – Munich (2 Nights)

This morning we enjoy an orientation walk through the beautiful medieval centre of Rothenburg, seemingly frozen in time and encircled by a fortified town wall that remains intact after centuries. Continuing south through picture-perfect landscapes of Bavaria, we arriv...

Day 7: Munich Orientation

Meander through the heart of Munich this morning, visiting its charming Marienplatz with both its new and old City Halls built on its periphery. See the magical Glockenspiel that delights visitors throughout the day with the enactment of 16th century tales. Spend the ...

Day 8: Munich – Neuschwanstein – Oberammergau

Indulge in a world of fantasy and fables, journeying to the fairy-tale Neuschwanstein Castle, built as a retreat for King Ludwig II to retire from public life. Travelling through the dark forests of Bavaria, we arrive in Oberammergau and see where the Passion Play has...

Day 9: Oberammergau – Innsbruck Orientation

We drive across the Austrian border and to Tyrol, arriving in its capital where we will embark on a short orientation that includes views of the Wilten Basilica, Hofburg Palace and the ornate Golden Roof built to commemorate the wedding of Emperor Maximilian I. Spend ...

Day 10: Innsbruck – Salzburg Sightseeing

Travel to Salzburg where spires and domes rise in the shadow of Hohensalzburg Castle, one of the largest medieval fortresses in Europe. Join a Local Specialist for a fascinating walking tour of a city that featured in 'The Sound of Music' during which you will have an...

Day 11: Salzburg – Dürnstein – Vienna (2 Nights)

Breathtaking landscapes provide a beautiful backdrop for our scenic drive past Lake Mondsee to the UNESCO-listed Wachau Valley. Sloping vineyards line the Danube from Melk Abbey to Dürnstein, where Richard the Lionheart was held prisoner and subsequently found by Blon...

Day 12: Vienna Sightseeing

Explore the imperial splendour of Vienna at the exquisite Hofburg Palace, the former winter residence of the Habsburg Dynasty - one of the highlights of your guided sightseeing tour of Vienna with a Local Specialist, which will also include views of the grand State Op...

Day 13: Depart Vienna

We bid farewell to your companions at the end of a wonderful holiday. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. Buffet Breakfast

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Meals Included
  • 12 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 1 lunch
  • 5 dinners
Age Requirements
No age restrictions
Additional Information
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights
  • High-speed train ticket between Cologne and Berlin.
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