DAY 1 Arrive in Munich, Germany
Welcome to Munich! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and leave the hotel for a special welcome dinner with wine at one of Munich’s lively restaurants.
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; 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 [Lark Tours Local Favorite] [Globus Local Favorite] visit King Ludwig’s NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE, which famously inspired Walt Disney. Enjoy magnificent views of the Alps from high up, then have lunch at the foot of the castle with local specialties like Bratwurst (sausage) or Suppe (soup). On 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.Breakfast
DAY 4 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 of the Sound of Music movie were filmed. Also visit MOZART’S BIRTHPLACE in the charming Getreidegasse. Later, you may wish to join an optional excursion to spectacular Berchtesgaden and Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest.
DAY 5 Salzburg–Mondsee–Vienna
Visit the PARISH CHURCH in Mondsee, which was used for the wedding scenes in The Sound of Music. A leisurely [Lark Tours Local Favorite] [Globus Local Favorite] DANUBE CRUISE along the most scenic section of the river follows, and during the cruise, enjoy Kaffee und Kuchen (coffee and cake). Arrive in Vienna, once the center of the mighty Habsburg Empire. Tonight, you may wish to join an optional Heurigen evening.
DAY 6 Vienna
Start your guided sightseeing with a visit to magnificent SCHÖNBRUNN PALACE, modeled after France’s Palace of Versailles. Then, drive along the Ringstrasse, pass the State Opera House, the Jewish quarter, and 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. Tonight, a [Lark Tours Local Favorite] [Globus Local Favorite] farewell dinner with wine, followed by a classical music concert, is the best way to say auf Wiedersehen, Wien.Breakfast
DAY 8 Vienna
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.Breakfast
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With castles, palaces, beautiful scenery, historical sights, and cultural treats, this Munich, Salzburg & Vienna tour is sure to delight all of your senses! You'll overnight in Munich, Salzburg, and Vienna, and you'll also spend time in Innsbruck and Mondsee.
If you love castles and palaces, you will enjoy visiting Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany. Built by King Ludwig II, this fairytale castle offers magnificent views of the Alps and was the inspiration for Walt Disney. Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna offers another treat and glimpse into the life of royalty. Modeled after France's Palace of Versailles, you'll stand in awe as you witness the splendor and hear the stories highlighting the lifestyle of the Habsburgs, the royal family who ruled Vienna for centuries.
You’ll also enjoy time in Munich, Germany's "Secret Capital," where you'll visit the lively Marienplatz. Here, admire the New Town Hall with its famous glockenspiel, which re-creates a 16th-century wedding. In Salzburg, your walking tour includes the magnificent Residenz Square, where some scenes from the Sound of Music movie were filmed, and a visit to Mozart's birthplace, where you will see mementos owned by him, such as his childhood violin.
But that's not all...on this Munich, Salzburg & Vienna tour, Lark Tours has arranged some out-of-the-ordinary experiences for you. Enjoy a Danube cruise (except the December 11th departure) along the most scenic section of the river, and during the cruise, enjoy Kaffee und Kuchen (coffee and cake). Also enjoy dinner with wine and a classical music concert in Vienna—just another way that Lark Tours brings these destinations to life. All you have to do is grab your camera and get ready for a wonderful vacation experience!
Munich, Salzburg & Vienna