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Sound of Music

10 Days 2 Countries 3 Cities

Indulge in romantic cities, dramatic scenery and epic history on this At Leisure Austrian musical adventure.

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      About this trip

      Join the von Trapps on an Austrian adventure that will make your heart sing, from Munich's medieval charm to the 19th century fortress once home to a shy fairy-tale king. Explore the heritage of the Habsburg Empire and stay at the 18th century family estate of the Prince Archbishop of Salzburg, the romantic setting for several 'Sound of Music' scenes.


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      Trip code: CSOM

      9 Nights

      accommodation

      13 Meals
      • 9 hot buffet breakfasts

      • 4 dinners (including Be My Guest)

      On-trip Transport

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in Salzburg and Vienna

        • Orientation of Munich, Oberammergau and Innsbruck

        • See Melk Abbey and Wachau Valley

        • View Wilten Basilica and the Golden Roof in Innsbruck and Mozart's Birthplace in Salzburg

        • Visit Neuschwanstein Castle, Mondsee Church made famous in the film 'The Sound of Music' in Mondsee, the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna and the alpine resort of Berchtesgaden


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 9 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 4 dinners
          (including Be My Guest)


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      Travel Highlights

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        • 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


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

      Sound of Music

      Your Itinerary

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      Munich, Germany

      Day 1

      Arrive Munich (2 Nights)

      Marienplatz, Munich, Germany

      Day 2

      Munich Orientation and At Leisure

      Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

      Day 3

      Munich – Neuschwanstein Castle – Oberammergau (2 Nights)

      Innsbruck Golden Roof, Austria

      Day 4

      Innsbruck Excursion

      Salzburg, Austria

      Day 5

      Oberammergau – Berchtesgaden – Salzburg (2 Nights)

      Salzburg Cathedral, Austria

      Day 6

      Salzburg Sightseeing and At Leisure

      Vienna, Austria

      Day 7

      Salzburg – Mondsee – Vienna (3 Nights)

      Vienna Opera House, Austria

      Day 8

      Vienna Sightseeing and At Leisure

      Schonbrunn, Vienna, Austria

      Day 9

      Vienna At Leisure

      Vienna, Austria

      Day 10

      Depart Vienna

      Day 1

      Arrive Munich (2 Nights) Day 1 - Arrive Munich (2 Nights)

      Willkommen in Munich - a city of sophistication, old-world charm and of course all the flavours of Bavaria, which you will have an opportunity to explore before embarking on your lyrical At Leisure sojourn through the Sound of Music. Join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a memorable Welcome Reception to kickstart your leisurely meander through Germany and Austria.

      Hotel

      Holiday Inn Westpark

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Holiday Inn Westpark

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Munich Orientation and At Leisure Day 2 - Munich Orientation and At Leisure

      Delve into the fascinating mix of old and new as you embark on a morning orientation tour taking you to some of the city's most renowned sites, including the majestic Opera House, Ludwigstrasse, Hofbräuhaus and Marienplatz - its magical Glockenspiel delights visitors throughout the day with its enactment of 16th century tales. 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, embrace the city's rich beer heritage and consider a memorable night out at a local beer hall.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Bavarian Evening

      Munich is the heart of Bavaria and it's fuelled by some of the best food and drink in the country. See the Hofbräuhaus before you enjoy a selection of traditional Bavarian dishes in a typical local restaurant and absorb the atmosphere of a real Bavarian beer hall.

      Adult Price: €65.00

      The Dachau Memorial Site

      Germany’s first concentration camp was opened immediately after Hitler’s rise to power, just outside Dachau, near Munich. Maintained as a memorial, this visit will provide an insight into this tragic period in history.

      Adult Price: €31.00

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Munich – Neuschwanstein Castle – Oberammergau (2 Nights) Day 3 - Munich – Neuschwanstein Castle – Oberammergau (2 Nights)

      Journey to the fairy-tale Neuschwanstein Castle, built as a retreat for shy King Ludwig II to retire from public life. Meandering through Bavaria, we arrive in Oberammergau, where locals have performed the Passion Play every decade since 1634 to fulfil their vow after the village was spared from the grip of the Black Plague. We dine in our hotel this evening.

      Hotel

      Wittelsbach

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Wittelsbach

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Innsbruck Excursion Day 4 - Innsbruck Excursion

      The Tyrol mountains beckon today as you take a scenic drive to Innsbruck, the capital of Tyrol. Against a magnificent Alpine backdrop, we spend a leisurely day exploring the city's iconic sights. Admire Emperor Maximilian I's ornate Golden Roof and the Wilten Basilica, take a trip up the funicular for spectacular views, or see the Hofburg Palace. We return to Oberammergau this evening to indulge in true Bavarian hospitality.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Grand Alpine Tour

      A scenic train ride through the Tyrolean Alps with our Local Specialist takes us to the glamorous ski-resort of Seefeld. Here we'll enjoy a horse drawn carriage ride through spectacular scenery and taste some of the local schnapps. Later, we see the Olympic Ski Jump and marvel at the landscape of the beautiful Inn Valley as it stretches below us.

      Adult Price: €62.00

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Oberammergau – Berchtesgaden – Salzburg (2 Nights) Day 5 - Oberammergau – Berchtesgaden – Salzburg (2 Nights)

      The astounding beauty of Berchtesgaden provides an enchanting backdrop for a leisurely day spent in pristine natural surrounds. After a soulful day spent connecting with nature, we venture to Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart, where we'll spend the next two nights at an exquisite Schloss intimately connected to the beloved 'The Sound of Music' movie.

      Hotel

      Schloss Leopoldskron Authentic Accommodation

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Schloss Leopoldskron Authentic Accommodation

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Berchtesgaden And Hohenringstrasse Excursion

      Join us for a scenic tour in the Bavarian Alps to Berchtesgaden, within sight of Hitler's Bavarian Redoubt. Via the Hohenringstrasse, we'll ascend 5,000 ft along one of the most beautiful mountain roads of Europe.

      Adult Price: €36.00

      Eagle’s Nest Tour And Bavarian Alps

      In Berchtesgaden National Park drive past farmhouses and picturesque villages as we ascend the Obersalzberg. We transfer to special buses for the second leg of the journey: a spectacular road and great engineering feat blasted out of the mountain side. Finally we take an elevator up to the Eagle's Nest, intended as a mountain retreat for Hitler and his inner circle. Once at the top learn its fascinating history and take in the awe inspiring views of the surrounding mountain peaks whilst enjoying a local refreshments! This optional is weather dependent and subject to seasonal closures, therefore it may not be available on all departures.

      Adult Price: €55.00

      Local Speciality Dinner

      Join your fellow travellers for a delicious meal of Alpine specialities, accompanied by local wine, beer and soft drinks.

      Adult Price: €61.00

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Salzburg Sightseeing and At Leisure Day 6 - Salzburg Sightseeing and At Leisure

      Tread in the footsteps of musical greats today and join your Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour including views of Getreidegasse, the Salzburg Cathedral, and several of the locations used in the film 'The Sound of Music'. The rest of the day is at leisure delving into the city's Mozart history or see the Domplatz dominated by the Salzburg Cathedral. This evening we join the Klaushofer family and their resident bees on their charming Salzburg farm for a Be My Guest family dinner, not to mention the delicious home-made cheese strudel.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Optional Experiences

      Lake and Mountain Tour

      Marvel at the Alpine beauty of the Salzburg lake district, with its 76 glacier lakes and picturesque towns like Sankt Gilgen. We will also have the chance to see some of the major backdrops for the film "The Sound of Music".

      Adult Price: €39.00

      Day 6

      Day 7

      Salzburg – Mondsee – Vienna (3 Nights) Day 7 - Salzburg – Mondsee – Vienna (3 Nights)

      Leave the sounds of Salzburg behind for lakeside Mondsee where you'll visit Mondsee Abbey, the one-time Benedictine monastery that served as the church where Captain Von Trapp and Maria got married in 'The Sound of Music'. Meander along the mountains and lakes of Salzkammergut and pass the centuries-old salt mines that brought great wealth to the area.

      Hotel

      Imperial Riding School Renaissance

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Imperial Riding School Renaissance

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Viennese Dinner with Musical Entertainment

      Enjoy dinner in an atmospheric Viennese restaurant, with drinks and traditional musical entertainment included. A unique experience in one of Europe’s most elegant cities.

      Adult Price: €61.00

      Schönbrunn Palace And Gardens

      The Imperial Summer Palace of Schönbrunn offers an amazing journey through the centuries of Hapsburg rule. It is perfectly preserved and richly decorated with treasures from around the globe. Each room has a story to tell, so of course, you’ll have a Local Specialist to bring it to life and VIP entrance to make the most of your time.

      Adult Price: €42.00

      Day 7

      Day 8

      Vienna Sightseeing and At Leisure Day 8 - Vienna Sightseeing and At Leisure

      We enjoy an in-depth and exclusive Cultural Insight this morning during a guided tour of the Kunsthistorisches Museum, delving into the fascinating heritage of the House of Habsburg, one of the most influential royal houses in Europe. Explore their exquisite collection of art in the spectacular Kunstkammer before the public gains access, then embark on a sightseeing tour of the city with a Local Specialist to admire its iconic landmarks and palaces. See the beautiful Opera House, Hofburg Palace, and the famous St. Stephen's Cathedral, with its colourful geometrically tiled roof, and amble through its quaint cobblestone lanes of 'Am Hof'. Spend the rest of the day at leisure indulging in the local Kaffee und Kuchen culture or consider an encounter with the city's rich musical heritage.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Dinner And Viennese Concert

      A wonderful evening of all things Viennese! Enjoy a superb dinner with drinks, followed by a concert of Viennese classical music. Works by Johann Strauss and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart will be performed and your 'A Class' tickets and a complimentary glass of sparkling wine or juice during the interval will only enhance the experience.

      Adult Price: €100.00

      Day 8

      Day 9

      Vienna At Leisure Day 9 - Vienna At Leisure

      Soak up the elegance of the City of Music today with a full day to embrace the sights and sounds of a place that inspired the great talents of Mozart, Haydn and Strauss. Visit the beautiful Baroque Schönbrunn Palace, see the elegant Lipizzaner stallions at the Spanish Riding School or consider an Optional Experience to Bratislava, capital of Slovakia. As the curtain closes on a magnificent Sound of Music performance, we join our travel companions and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      Bratislava Discovery

      Visit Bratislava, capital city of the Slovak Republic, stretching along both banks of the Danube River. You’ll enjoy a guided tour through the city and discover the secrets of this beautiful baroque city; scene of Empress Maria Teresa’s coronation and setting for one of Mozart’s first concerts.

      Adult Price: €43.00

      Day 9

      Day 10

      Depart Vienna Day 10 - Depart Vienna

      We say a fond farewell to newfound friends and the beauty of Vienna at the end of an unforgettable At Leisure experience. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 10

      Available Departures

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      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Authentic Accommodation
        Dubbed the Sound of Music palace, Schloss Leopoldskron is the location of several outdoor scenes from the 1965 film and emulates the wealth and history of this era

      • Be My Guest
        The Klaushofer family and their resident bees are your hosts on their charming Salzburg farm where you will enjoy a traditional family dinner, not to mention the delicious home-made cheese strudel

      • Cultural Insights
        Enjoy a visit to the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the largest art museum in Austria, to view the Royal Collection before the general public have access

      • Hidden Treasures
        Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

      • Local Specialists
        For included sightseeing in Salzburg and Vienna

      • MAKE A DIFFERENCE
        JoinTrafalgar at Schloss Leopoldskron in Salzburg - Spend two nights at the 18th century former family estate of the Prince Archbishop of Salzburg, turned Hotel Schloss Leopoldskron, a member of the Historic Hotels of Europe and known as the 'Sound of Music Palace' for the role it played as the spectacular backdrop for some of the film's most famous romantic outdoor scenes. Enjoy the unique heritage experience offered by this property and its surrounding Schloss Park and learn how your visit helps fund its continuous care, periodic restoration and the training of its staff in effective conservation methods so that it can be preserved for future generations to enjoy.

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        • Visit Neuschwanstein Castle, Mondsee Church made famous in the film 'The Sound of Music' in Mondsee, the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna and the alpine resort of Berchtesgaden


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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

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        • 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


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