With castles, palaces, beautiful scenery, historical sights, and cultural treats, this Munich, Salzburg and Vienna tour—with Oberammergau—is sure to delight all of your senses! You'll overnight in Munich, Oberammergau, Salzburg, and Vienna, and you'll also spend time in Innsbruck and Mondsee.
If you love castles and palaces, you’ll 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 receive a private visit and 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. Also enjoy a special treat—dinner and a classical music concert here.
You’ll also enjoy time in Munich, Germany's "Secret Capital," where you'll visit the lively Marienplatz. Here, observe the 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’ll see mementos owned by him, such as his childhood violin.
But that's not all...on this Munich, Salzburg and Vienna tour, Globus has arranged some out-of-the-ordinary experiences for you. You’ll cruise along the most scenic section of the Danube River, and during the cruise, you’ll savor Kaffee und Kuchen (coffee and cake). In the charming, Bavarian village of Oberammergau, enjoy first-class seats to Oberammergau’s famous Passion Play, held every 10 years. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
All you have to do is grab your camera and get ready for a wonderful vacation!
This vacation, which includes tickets for the world-famous Oberammergau Passion Play, requires an additional deposit of $350 per person in June 2019.
Guided sightseeing, visit Belvedere Palace and Heldenplatz; private visit of Schönbrunn Palace, followed by a farewell dinner and classical music concert
Headsets throughout the tour.
Motorcoach; boat cruise. Free wi-fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
Full buffet breakfast daily; 4 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner in Munich and a special farewell dinner and concert in Vienna
Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
DAY 1 ARRIVE IN MUNICH, GERMANY
Welcome to Munich! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
DAY 2 MUNICH–OBERAMMERGAU
Germany’s “Secret Capital” comes alive during an orientation featuring the Olympic Stadium, 1,000-foot-high Olympic Tower, and MARIENPLATZ in the historic heart of the city. A comfortable drive brings you to picturesque Oberammergau. Afternoon and evening are dedicated to the world-famous PASSION PLAY, held every 10 years and performed by the inhabitants of Oberammergau.
DAY 3 OBERAMMERGAU–NEUSCHWANSTEIN–INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA–SALZBURG
Drive into the garden-like landscapes of the Bavarian Alps and visit King Ludwig’s NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE, which inspired Walt Disney. Enjoy magnificent views of the Alps from high up, then, continue 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.
DAY 4 SALZBURG
This morning, you may wish to join an optional excursion to spectacular Berchtesgaden and Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest. Back in 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 from The Sound of Music movie were filmed. Also visit MOZART’S BIRTHPLACE in the charming Getreidegasse.
DAY 5 SALZBURG–MONDSEE–VIENNA
Visit the PARISH CHURCH in Mondsee, which was used for the wedding scenes in The Sound of Music. Relax with Kaffee und Kuchen (coffee and cake) during a leisurely DANUBE CRUISE along the most scenic section of the river. Arrive in Vienna, once the center of the mighty Habsburg Empire. Tonight, you may wish to join an optional Heurigen evening.
DAY 6 VIENNA
Guided sightseeing features a visit to BELVEDERE PALACE with its famous Klimt collection, a drive along the Ringstrasse, passing the State Opera House, and a 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. Later, a unique feature: enjoy a private visit of SCHÖNBRUNN PALACE, followed by a farewell dinner and a classical music concert, the best way to say auf Wiedersehen, Wien.