Sound of Music

Trip Type: Regional Explorer
Germany | 9 Days

NZD 4,415.75 /Person

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The perfect travel experience for lovers of the outdoors and history, this trip inspired by The Sound of Music brings the beauty of the Alps and fa...

Sound of Music

The perfect travel experience for lovers of the outdoors and history, this trip inspired by The Sound of Music brings the beauty of the Alps and familiar views from the silver screen to life. You’ll hear all the stories of Bavaria and beyond spending quality time with locals.

Welcome to Munich

Willkommen in München – which you will have an opportunity to explore before embarking on your lyrical sojourn through the Sound of Music. Join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a memorable Welcome Reception to kick-start your leisurely meander through Germany and Austria.

Accommodation:

Holiday Inn Westpark

Locations Visited:
  • Munich

Discover Bavarian Munich

Embark on a morning orientation tour past some of the city's most renowned sites, See the distinctive towers of the Cathedral as well as Marienplatz, the central square and the impressive town hall with its charming glockenspiel during your orientation. The  13th-century. St. Peter’s church and the Viktualien food market square and a beerhall are only a short walk from here. Spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring the city's Old Town or consider an Optional Experience to the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, the first of the Nazi camps established in Germany. This evening, connect with the city's rich beer heritage and consider a memorable night out for a dinner of local specialities.

Accommodation:

Holiday Inn Westpark

Locations Visited:
  • Munich

Onwards to Neuschwanstein Castle and Garmisch

Journey to Neuschwanstein Castle, built as a retreat for shy King Ludwig II to retire from public life. Continue through Bavaria, stop in Oberammergau before arriving in Garmisch. Tonight you'll dine in your hotel.

Accommodation:

Mercure Hotel Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Locations Visited:
  • Munich
  • Oberammergau
  • Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Spend a Day in Alpine Innsbruck

The Nordkette mountains beckon today in this capital of Tyrol. We spend a leisurely day against a magnificent alpine backdrop, exploring the city's iconic sights. Admire Emperor Maximilian I's ornate Golden Roof, then maybe take a trip up the funicular for spectacular views, or see the Hofburg Palace. Marvel at the fascinating crystal installations and browse for precious gifts and souvenirs at the Swarovski Crystal Worlds Store.

Accommodation:

Mercure Hotel Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Locations Visited:
  • Garmisch-Partenkirchen
  • Innsbruck
  • Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Journey to Salzburg

Spend a soul-stirring morning connecting with the astounding natural beauty of Berchtesgaden. You'll want to take in all the spectacular views on an Optional Experience visit to Eagle's Nest, intended as a mountain retreat for Hitler and his inner circle. See the awe-inspiring mountain landscape and learn about the area's fascinating history before arriving in Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart and the backdrop for the 'The Sound of Music.'

Accommodation:

Mercure City

Locations Visited:
  • Garmisch-Partenkirchen
  • Berchtesgaden
  • Salzburg

Explore Spectacular Salzburg Connect with Locals

Join your Local Specialist for a tour of the city's iconic highlights including Getreidegasse, the Salzburg Cathedral, Mozart's birthplace and many of the locations used in the film ‘The Sound of Music'. This afternoon travel to Faistenau where we will Connect With Locals on a farm just outside Salzburg. The Klaushofer family and their resident bees are your hosts for an exclusive Be My Guest experience and family dinner with delicious home-made cheese strudel.

Accommodation:

Mercure City

Locations Visited:
  • Salzburg

Off to Mondsee and Vienna

Leave the sounds of Salzburg behind for lakeside Mondsee, where you'll see Mondsee Abbey, the church of St. Michael that served as the church where Captain Von Trapp and Maria were married in 'The Sound of Music'. Gaze at the mountains and green fields as we leave the Salzkammergut region and journey eastward towards the regal Austrian capital, Vienna. There's no better introduction to the City of Music than a traditional dinner and local entertainment which you could enjoy as part of tonight's Optional Experience.

Accommodation:

DoubleTree by Hilton Vienna

Locations Visited:
  • Salzburg
  • Mondsee
  • Vienna

See the Sights of Vienna Dive Into Culture

Enjoy an exclusive guided visit of the Habsburg royal collection of art at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, prior to admission of the general public. Dive Into Culture and visit the Kunstkammer during this private insider visit. Later, your Local Specialist will show you the city's major landmarks and palaces during your included sightseeing tour. The magic continues with a walking tour through the oldest parts of the city. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner.

Accommodation:

DoubleTree by Hilton Vienna

Locations Visited:
  • Vienna

Farewell Vienna

We say a fond farewell to newfound friends and the beauty of Vienna at the end of an unforgettable experience.

Locations Visited:
  • Vienna

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Destination Details
Germany | 9 Days
Trip Location
Trip Starts:
Munich, Germany
Trip Finishes:
Vienna, Austria
Countries Visited:
Germany
Austria

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