Germany and Austria Highlights

Neuschwanstein Castle

Follow the course of true love along Germany’s Romantic Road where the snow-capped Bavarian Alps provide a dramatic backdrop to half-timbered chalets and fairytale castles. Or fall head over heels for Austria’s deep valleys and sparkling blue lakes – either way, you’re in for a treat.

  • Visit a traditional ecological farm in Munich and taste local products
  • Take the road less travelled along the German Alpine Road
  • Raise a glass and enjoy a wine and local produce tasting in Wachau
  • Tour Includes: • 12 nights in boutique accommodation • Experienced Driver & Tour Leader • Premium mini-coach transportation • Daily European-style breakfast (B), 5 evening meals (D) • Wine tasting • Apple strudel demonstration • Entrance included to: Würzburg Residence, Augsburg Town Hall, Neuschwanstein Castle, Hallein Salt Mine, Melk Abbey, Schönbrunn Palace, Veste Coburg and Krimml Waterfalls

DAY 1 BERLIN – BRANDENBURG AN DER HAVEL – MAGDEBURG – WERNIGERODE
Departing the impressive city of Berlin, we begin the tour in Brandenburg where we visit the famous Gothic Cathedral before continuing to Magdeburg to visit the local farmer’s market. We end the day with a dinner in Wernigerode. (D)

Accommodation: (Hotel Weißer Hirsch Wernigerode)

DAY 2 WERNIGERODE – KYFFHAUSER – ERFURT – COBURG
We drive to the Kyffhauser Memorial this morning for a magnificent view before continuing to the medieval town of Erfurt. In the evening, enjoy the night in beautiful Coburg. (B)

Accommodation: (Romantik Hotel Goldene Traube)

DAY 3 COBURG – WURZBURG – ROTHENBURG
After spending the morning in Veste Coburg, we proceed to Wurzburg where we visit the famous Residence Palace at the Staatlicher Hofkeller. (B)

Accommodation: (Hotel Eisenhut GmbH & Co. KG)

DAY 4 ROTHENBURG – DINKELSBUHL – AUGSBURG
Time for a drive down Germany’s Romantic Road, admiring picture-perfect castles and medieval towns along the way and stopping in Dinkelsbuhl featuring buildings that survived both world wars. (B)

Accommodation: (Augsburger Hof)

DAY 5 AUGSBURG – MUNICH – FUSSEN
Begin the day with a walking tour of Munich visiting at a local ecological farm where we taste local ecological products such as cheese, ham, and salami. The afternoon brings a scenic drive to Fussen where the evening is yours to explore. (B)

Accommodation: (Hotel Hirsch)

DAY 6 FUSSEN – NEUSCHWANSTEIN – FUSSEN
We spend today in the dream-like retreat of Neuschwanstein Castle, designed for King Ludwig II in 1886. Look out for surprising modern comforts fitted behind the medieval facade, including cosy central heating. (B)

Accommodation: (Hotel Hirsch)

DAY 7 FUSSEN – WIES – OBERAMMERGAU – ETTAL – INNSBRUCK – HALL
Travelling to Wies, visit the famous Rococo pilgrimage church before departing for Oberammergau, a stunning Bavarian village with fairy-tale-like painted houses. After lunch, we visit the impressive Ettal monastery before arriving in Innsbruck for a free afternoon. In the evening, we transfer to Hall and end the day with a delicious dinner. (B,D)

Accommodation: (Hotel Goldener Engel)

DAY 8 HALL – KRIMML – SALZBURG
A glorious view awaits at the Krimml Waterfalls this morning before we make the heart-stealing journey along the Gerlos Alpine Road towards Salzburg. (B)

Accommodation: (Hotel Kasererbraeu)

DAY 9 SALZBURG
After a morning tour of the city, the day is yours to enjoy Salzburg – a thrill for music lovers as we glimpse inside Mozart’s birthplace, the imposing Hohensalzburg Castle sitting high above the city. (B)

Accommodation: (Hotel Kasererbraeu)

DAY 10 SALZBURG – HALLEIN – WOLFGANGSEE – HALLSTATT – SANKT GALLEN
Visit Hallein’s old salt mines this morning before visiting two of Austria’s most stunning lakes – Wolfgangsee and Hallstatter See, along with the picturesque village of Hallstatt. In the afternoon, travel to Sankt Gallen and enjoy dinner in a real castle. (B,D)

Accommodation: (Naturhotel Schloss Kassegg)

DAY 11 SANKT GALLEN – BAD ISCHL – SANKT GALLEN
We spend today at Bad Ischl where the architecture is influenced by the Wilhelminian period, making the most of free time to explore the Emperor’s mansion, old churches and historic fountains. (B,D)

Accommodation: (Naturhotel Schloss Kassegg)

DAY 12 SANKT GALLEN – MELK – DURNSTEIN
Take a guided tour of Melk Abbey this morning before arriving in Wachau where we’ll enjoy a tasting of local wines. (B,D)

Accommodation: (Hotel Richard Löwenherz)

DAY 13 DURNSTEIN – VIENNA
Our first stop in Vienna will be a tour of the impressive baroque Schonbrunn Palace. A visit to the Court Bakery is a delicious highpoint, as patissiers prepare delicate Viennese apple strudel – the perfect way to end this tour. (B)

On rare occasions, we may be required to substitute a property previously listed in our itineraries. Please note that any hotel changes will be consistent with our high standards.

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This tour departs multiple times from May 8 to September 18, 2018. Priced from $4699*.

* Prices quoted are per person, double occupancy (land only). Single rates are available, and typically add about $500 to the cost.

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