This 5 day private tour is including the most famous cities and areas in central Europe. Start the tour in Munich and go to Vienna via Innsbruck and Salzburg. Further highlights are Sound of Music locations and the Sound of Music World in Salzburg, the Eagle's Nest at the Bavarian Alps, one of the most beautiful lake side villages Hallstatt and finally the drive through the Wachau region with the Abbey of Melk and the Robin Hood castle in the town of Duernstein.
ItineraryDay 1: Munich, Germany - Innsbruck, AustriaStop At: Schloss Neuschwanstein, Hohenschwangau, Swabia, BavariaNeuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Palace are considered among Bavaria’s top attractions, but organizing transportation to visit independently from Munich isn’t easy. On this private tour, begin with pickup at your Munich hotel and explore both castles in a day. Gain insight into the life of colorful Bavarian King Ludwig II, and customize your itinerary to your own preferences. Arriving at the Castle Neuschwanstein you’ll go first to Mary’s bridge with your guide, the best view point and also a top highlight at the castle. Go to a few hidden photo spots after that before you will drive on a very scenic, off the beaten track road to Linderhof, the only Ludwig Castle where every room is finished. Due to all the crowds visiting Neuschwanstein Castle we do not recommend to tour the inside. Take the time it would take to visit the less known, but probably most interesting Ludwig Castle Linderhof.Duration: 2 hours 30 minutesStop At: Linderhof Palace, Ettal, Upper Bavaria, BavariaContinue on a scenic backroad, along Lake Plansee to Linderhof Palace, which is smaller than Neuschwanstein, but for what it lacks in size, it makes up for in grandeur! Linderhof Palace, the eventual result of a long period of building and rebuilding, is the only finished castle of King Ludwig II. After a day filled with spectacular Bavarian Alps scenery, world famous King Ludwig II Castles Neuschwanstein and Linderhof the tour will conclude with drop-off at your Innsbruck Hotel.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), Innsbruck, Tirol, Austrian AlpsAt the end of the day enjoy a stroll through the old town of Innsbruck. Arrange with your guide at what time you want to depart next day to Salzburg. We recommend a departure between 10.00am and 12.00 noon.Recommended Luxury Hotels in Innsbruck:Stage 12The Penz HotelBest Western Plus Goldener AdlerDuration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 2: Innsbruck - SalzburgStop At: The Eagle's Nest, Berchtesgaden, Upper Bavaria, BavariaWith this skip-the-line ticket, you'll spend 3 hours exploring some of the world's great WW II sites the Eagle’s Nest and the Obersalzberg with the ruins of Hitler’s Berghof, the coal bunker and the bunkers at Hotel zum Tuerken (if opened, private property). You'll avoid the long lines and hassle of purchasing tickets onsite, which gives you more time to sightsee. See highlights like the access road to the Eagle’s Nest, the original tunnel and elevator, the former conference room and the red marble fire place given to Hitler by Mussolini, and more.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: MirabellgartenCheck in your Salzburg Hotel and relax at the beautiful Mirabell Gardens where a lots of Sound of Music Scenes (Do-Re-Mi) got filmed.Recommended Luxury Hotels in Salzburg:SacherGoldener HirschBristolImlauer Hotel Pitter SalzburgDuration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 3: SalzburgStop At: Gollinger Wasserfall, Golling an der Salzach, Austrian AlpsThe drive goes on backroads to a hidden gem of the area, the natural wonder of Golling Waterfalls. It is an easy hike of 15 minutes to the Waterfall.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Erlebnisburg Hohenwerfen, Werfen, Austrian AlpsThe 11th century Fortress Hohenwerfen, known is one of the most magnificent mountain fortifications in the Alps. Access easy with funicular straight to the fortress.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: The Sound of Music Trail, Werfen, Austrian AlpsA little bit above the Salzach River valley is a great view point with view to Werfen Castle and the Alps. At this meadow the beginning of the world famous Sound of Music Song Do-Re-Mi was filmed.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Villa Trapp Thae original Sound of Music Family Home, Salzburg, Austrian AlpsVisit the original Sound of Music Family Home.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Sound of Music World, Salzburg, Austrian AlpsDiscover the true story of the Trapp family. Between Fiction and Reality. The tour ends that day right at the Sound of Music World located in the town center of Salzburg right next to the Goldener Hirsch Hotel (Getreidegasse).Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 4: SalzburgStop At: Hallstatter See, Hallstatt, Upper AustriaWe are thrilled to unveil this new itinerary that will take you to our favorite places located in the Austrian Lake District. You'll experience the natural beauty--and bounty--of the region we call "Salzkammergut Lake Area". Our Private Full Day Hallstatt Tour will get you to those "must-see" spots, and bring you to some local gems that only locals know about.Duration: 6 hoursStop At: Salzburg CathedralThis day you will return to Salzburg at 4.00 pm. Take the rest of the day to relax at your hotel or visit the things you still want to see in the old town.Duration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 5: Salzburg - Vienna via the World heritage Region WachauStop At: Lake Attersee, Austrian AlpsTo begin this amazing experience, you will depart Salzburg after hotel pick up by your private guide and head east to tour the beautiful region of Salzkammergut lake area with emerald green lakes Mondsee and Attersee.Your first stop will be the quaint and charming village of Mondsee. The village is home to the Sound of Music Wedding Church, where the wedding scene of the world famous movie Sound of Music was filmed. Departing Mondsee, you will enjoy wonderful views of the Salzkammergut Lake Area and its beautiful lakes, valleys and mountain scenery.The tour will continue to the lakeside village of Unterach at lake Attersee. Unterach, sometimes referred to as "Little Venice" in the 19th century, is situated at the southern end of Lake Attersee. The world known artist Gustav Klimt was spending every summer between 1900 and 1916 at Lake Attersee and most of his landscape pictures were painted here. Enjoy the drive along the entire lake on your way to Vienna.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Stift Melk, Melk, Lower AustriaMelk Abbey is one of the biggest and most beautiful European Baroque ensembles. Its splendid architecture is famous worldwide and part of UNESCO’s world cultural heritage. The Baroque building situated on a rock overlooking the Danube, in the Wachau region, ranks as one of Austria’s most visited art-historical sites. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Burgruine Duernstein, Durnstein, Lower AustriaThe second part of the tour takes you through the Danube River Valley with a stop at Duernstein, the second highlight of the day. Duernstein is a small Austrian town, located in the gorgeous Wachau region. Explore Duernstein and the Legend of Robin Hood. Richard the Lionheart Richard was captured shortly before Christmas 1192 near Vienna, it was here at the Castle of Duernstein, where Richard was kept captive. Lunch will be at your own expense but there will be ample of time to go to one the many local restaurants, choose between an typical inn or a Micheline star restaurant.After eight hours exploring one of Austria’s best Sightseeing Routes, your private tour will conclude with drop-off at your Vienna City hotel.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Historic Center of Vienna, ViennaThe tour ends at your hotel in Vienna around 6.00 pm. Get your first impressions of Vienna with taking an evening stroll through 'Kaerntner Strasse'. Here at Kaernterstrasse is the location of Vienna's oldtown landmark, St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna. Vienna has got an international airport and also Budapest is closeby.Recommended luxury Hotels in Vienna:KempinskiRitz CarltonSacherDo&CoPalais CoburgImperialDuration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.