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Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Availability is subject to sufficient participation, weather conditions, seasonal suitability, days of operation, group interests, and general feasibility for your vacation. The approximate value listed gives you a good, general idea of what you can expect to pay but may vary once you are on your vacation. Some information provided might be in a foreign currency; you can use our online currency converter for exchange rate information.

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Bavarian Evening Where is the beer capital of the world? Where can you find so many beer-halls, beer-gardens, beer-cellars and the legendary Oktoberfest? ... Obviously it is MUNICH!!! Tonight join your Tour Director and dive into the heart of Munich's food and beer culture. Try a Bavarian three course dinner with coffee and a stein of beer (or wine or soft drink) and be ready to say "Prost!".

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Excursion To Linderhof Castle and Oberammergau Drive into the most scenic region of Bavaria to King Ludwig's Linderhof Castle, famous for its Italian-style terraced gardens, graced by a string of pools and cascades. Then, proceed to the Passion Play village of Oberammergau.

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Austrian Farmhouse and Country Dinner Enjoy a short drive through the countryside to the village of Hallwang, where you will be shown a traditional organic farm by the farmer and his wife as they go about the daily routine of tending livestock. Later, enjoy a typical Austrian meal of homemade regional specialties in the farmer8217's chalet.

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Excursion to Berchtesgaden On your drive out of Salzburg, the original wedding church of Maria von Trapp from the film the ""Sound of Music"" can be seen in the distance and on arrival in Hellbrunn you can also see the little garden house (gazebo) which featured in this classic film. Cross the border into Germany by way of the Durnberg-Hallein salt-mining area into the Berchtesgaden district in Bavaria to drive up to the scenic "Hohenring Road" (reaching a height of 4,500 ft.), stop to take in the magnificent alpine panorama including a view of the famous "Eagle's Nest". Drive down to Obersalzberg, the compound area of Hitler's second headquarters, to see a model of the area as it was before it was bombed in 1945 and return to Salzburg. Nb. In case of adverse weather conditions, a visit to part of the underground shelter system of the Nazis (security service and state police bunker) will be substituted for the drive up to the Hohenringstrasse.

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Excursion to Berchtesgaden with visit to Eagle's Nest On your drive out of Salzburg, spot off in the distance the original Maria von Trapp's convent and wedding church (possible photo stop). Cross the border to the Berchtesgaden district in Bavaria. Stop on Obersalzberg, the compound area of Hitler's second headquarters, to see a model of the area as it was before bombing in 1945. Then, special buses transport you up the private road to Hitler's "Eagle's Nest." Enter the original tunnel and elevator that goes up into the actual building. At the top, stop to view the magnificent panorama and to walk along the ridge to enjoy the view of the Austrian and Bavarian Alps. Return to Salzburg by way of the Durnberg-Hallein salt-mining area, where Celtic tribes had settlements 2,500 years ago. Hear the story of the Von Trapp family and pass by buildings seen in The Sound of Music.

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Classical Austrian Dinner Enjoy a delicious Austrian dinner with drinks at a typical local restaurant.

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Excursion to Bratislava Drive to Bratislava, the economic and political center of the Slovakian Republic, and enjoy a beautiful panoramic view from the castle. Also, walk with a local expert through the streets of the medieval Old Town and visit gothic St. Martin's Cathedral or the Primate's Palace. Time at leisure to shop on the main square.

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Heurigen Dinner Enjoy dinner with music and wine at one of the Heurigen (wine taverns) in the wine-growing area of the Vienna Woods. A Heuriger is a tavern that serves its own wine from the current harvest year and traditional fare such as Wienerschnitzel and Apfelstrudel.

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