Sound of Music 2014

  • Duration: 11 Days
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  • Brochure: Europe & Britain 2014
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    At Leisure 2014
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  • Style: At Leisure
  • Description: Not just for fans of the film, this Austrian adventure also takes in the country's romantic cities, dramatic scenery, epic history and timeless connections to music. It's Insider moments like… reaching the storybook-style castle of King Ludwig in the Bavarian mountains by horse-drawn carriage. Or treading in the footsteps of the Von Trapps in Salzburg, before joining Johann and Manfred Stadler in their rustic 'gasthof' for a more authentic take on Austrian life. Entering the family's 200 year old barn, in the low hills of the Berchtesgaden Alps, you sample their 'home brew' – popular with local hikers. Then join the brothers for 'Ripperl' smoked pork chops and rich Black Forest Gateau or fruit tart.
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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1

    DEPART USA

    Overnight flight to Munich.

  • Day 2

    ARRIVE MUNICH (2 NIGHTS)

    Welcome to Munich. Relax after check-in and later enjoy an evening orientation drive including views of the Olympic Stadium. This evening, meet for a Welcome Reception with your fellow travellers and Travel Director.


    Meal(s): (Welcome Reception)

    Hotel: Hilton City

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  • Day 3

    MUNICH SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE

    Munich is a lively, prosperous medieval city – a perfect blend of traditional and modern. See the sights during your morning orientation including the Hofbräuhaus, Marienplatz, Ludwigstrasse and the majestic Opera House. Spend free time afterwards exploring on your own. Visit galleries and museums, shop for souvenirs or consider an optional experience to the infamous Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site. This evening you might like to join your companions for a night out at a local beer hall.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 4

    MUNICH – OBERAMMERGAU – NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE – INNSBRUCK (2 NIGHTS)

    In Oberammergau, see the theatre where the Passion play has been performed every decade since 1634 when Europe was gripped by plague. Drive into the scenic Bavarian mountains and arrive by horse and carriage at Neuschwanstein Castle. Experience a guided tour of this fortress, built in the 19th century for King Ludwig on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau. Arrive later at the famous town of Innsbruck where you will enjoy dinner at your hotel.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Grauer Bär

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  • Day 5

    INNSBRUCK SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE

    Your orientation includes views of the Wilten Basilica, Golden Roof and the Hofburg Palace. The rest of the day is yours to do as you please. Explore medieval lanes, visit world-class museums and Hapsburg palaces or simply relax and admire this dazzling city set against a spectacular Alpine backdrop. Tonight you might like to see a traditional Tyrolean folklore show.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 6

    INNSBRUCK – BERCHTESGADEN – SALZBURG (2 NIGHTS)

    Continue through the picturesque valley of the River Inn and pass the Wilder Kaiser Mountain. Visit the National Park of Berchtesgaden, featuring awe-inspiring mountains. Continue on to Salzburg.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

    Hotel: Holiday Inn

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  • Day 7

    SALZBURG SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE

    See the city's sights with your Local Expert including the Getreidegasse, Salzburg Cathedral, Mozart's birthplace and many of the locations used in the film 'The Sound of Music'. Afterwards, discover the delights of Salzburg for yourself. Visit a museum or go shopping for souvenirs. This evening, enjoy a Be My Guest dinner at a local Gasthof.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Be My Guest Dining)

  • Day 8

    SALZBURG – VIENNA (3 NIGHTS)

    View the Church in Mondsee where the marriage of Captain Von Trapp and Maria was filmed for 'The Sound of Music'. Traverse the Salzkammergut, a picturesque region of mountains and lakes, whose salt deposits brought great wealth to the area. See Melk Abbey in the Wachau Valley before arriving in Vienna.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

    Hotel: Am Konzerthaus

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  • Day 9

    VIENNA SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    This morning enjoy an exclusive Unique Insight with a guided visit to the Habsburg royal collection of art at the Kunsthistorisches museum prior to admission of the general public. The spectacular Kunstkammer will be revealed in this private insider visit. Later, your Local Expert reveals the city's major landmarks and palaces during your included sightseeing tour. The Imperial Boulevards lead to views of the Opera House, the Hofburg Palace, the Parliament and St. Stephen's Cathedral. The magic continues with a walking tour through the oldest parts of the city near 'Am Hof'. Why not indulge yourself and try some local cuisine such as schnitzel or strudel. Walk along the Kärntnerstrasse in the centre of the city and shop for souvenirs.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 10

    VIENNA – AT LEISURE

    Spend the day as you wish. Why not explore museums, palaces, galleries, cafés, memorials to famous composers and parks? Vienna has it all. This evening, join your travelling companions and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Farewell Dinner)

  • Day 11

    VIENNA - USA

    Say goodbye to your newfound friends at the end of an unforgettable vacation. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

What's Included

Insider Experiences

  • Be My Guest Visit a family at their gasthof near Salzburg. On site is their own 'Home Brew' brewery in which they produce three different types of beer. The family members work in the gasthof preparing homemade local specialities. The gasthof is converted from a 200 year old barn built in the hills to protect cattle in winter months. Enjoy delightful views towards the city with the backdrop of the Berchtesgaden Alps.
  • Local Expert in Salzburg and Vienna.
  • Unique Insight Enjoy a visit to the Kunsthistorisches Museum to view the Royal Collection before the general public have access.
  • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tours of Salzburg and Vienna.
  • Orientation of Munich and Innsbruck.
  • View Mozart's Birthplace in Salzburg, Wilten Basilica and Golden Roof in Innsbruck.
  • Visit Oberammergau, Neuschwanstein Castle, the Alpine resort of Berchtesgaden, Mondsee Church made famous in the film The Sound of Music and the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.
  • See Melk Abbey.

Dining

  • 9 hot buffet breakfasts.
  • 4 dinners (including Welcome Reception, Be My Guest, three course dinner and Farewell Dinner).

Travel Highlights

  • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.
  • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.
  • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.
  • Audio Headsets provided throughout your trip to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.
  • A travel wallet with your documentation.
  • Complimentary keepsake photo.

Airport Transfers

  • For full details on transfers, please click here.
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