Munich, Salzburg & Vienna (RT) - 2014 / 2015

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8 Day Tour from Munich to Vienna


Munich, Salzburg & Vienna
The 19th-century Bavarian Palace of Neuschwanstein Castle
The 19th-century Bavarian Palace of Neuschwanstein Castle
Vienna
The Hohensalzburg Fortress is the largest fully preserved fortress in Europe
Belvedere Palace in Vienna
Munich, Germanys Secret Capital
The Belvedere gardens in Vienna, Austria
View Marienplatz in Munich, Germany
The Museum of Natural History in Vienna is one of the important museums of the world
Enjoy some time exploring the beautiful Innsbruck

Vacation Overview

Spend an unforgettable week visiting the magnificent cities of Munich, Salzburg, and Vienna. In addition to the in-depth city sightseeing in the main cities, a highlight visit is included to King Ludwig’s fairy-tale castle in Neuschwanstein, followed by lunch with traditional Bavarian specialties like Bratwurst or Suppe. Via Innsbruck in Tyrol, arrive in Sound of Music Salzburg and visit Mozart’s birthplace during your walking tour. An optional excursion to Berchtesgaden, Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest, is available. Also included is a stop in Mondsee to visit the Parish Church, where Maria married Von Trapp. Enjoy a romantic Danube cruise with Kaffee und Kuchen (departures 0413-1019) on your way to Vienna. Visit magnificent Schönbrunn Palace during your sightseeing tour of this impressive city, and an entire day at leisure allows the possibility to join an optional excursion to Bratislava, capital of Slovakia. And of course a farewell dinner with wine, and a classical concert at the Kursalon awaits you on the last evening, the best way to say “Auf Wiedersehen, Wien.” A lovely trip for romantics.


MUNICH
Welcome dinner with wine at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit Marienplatz

NEUSCHWANSTEIN
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Guided visit of King Ludwig’s castle, followed by lunch with local specialties

INNSBRUCK
Walk through the Old Town to the Golden Roof

SALZBURG
Guided sightseeing, visit Mirabell Gardens, St. Peter’s Churchyard, and Mozart’s birthplace

MONDSEE
Visit the church from The Sound of Music

DANUBE CRUISE
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Enjoy Kaffee und Kuchen (coffee and cake)

VIENNA
Guided sightseeing, visit Schönbrunn Palace; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite farewell dinner with wine and concert at the Kursalon

Headsets throughout the tour

NOTE:

  • December 21 departure–Christmas Eve in Salzburg.


DAY 1Arrive in Munich, Germany

Welcome to Munich! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions and leave the hotel for a special welcome dinner with wine at one of Munich’s lively restaurants. (Dinner)

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"Munich, Germany

"Munich, Germany's Secret Capital"


"Munich is the only German metropolis that seems to have everything – wealth, beauty, prominence, fame. Some even call it Germany’s “secret capital.” Unlike Berlin, which some dub “architecturally challenged,” Munich bursts with historical buildings reconstructed after the devastation of World War II. Its grand Residenz, the former home of Bavarian kings, dominates the city center, which also boasts the flamboyant, gilded Cuvillié Theater. Nearby, the neo-gothic Neues Rathaus gives a medieval touch to the Marienplatz, the heart of Munich. "
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DAY 2Munich

Sightseeing with a Local Guide of Germany’s “Secret Capital” features the Olympic Stadium, built for the 1972 Olympics; the 1,000-foot-high Television Tower; Königsplatz, used for Nazi Party rallies during World War II; and the HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL. Drive along the Ludwigstrasse, and see the Bavarian Arch of Triumph and Field Marshall Hall. Also visit lively MARIENPLATZ with the Old and the New Town Halls and the gothic Frauenkirche. An optional excursion to Linderhof Castle, one of Ludwig’s prettiest castles, and the picturesque Passion Play town of Oberammergau is available. (Breakfast)

View Marienplatz in Munich, Germany 
Oberammergau

Oberammergau


"Promises to God are notoriously hard to keep. The townspeople of Oberammergau in the Bavarian Alps have not only kept their renaissance promise, they’ve turned it into euros and cents. Flashback to 1633. Oberammergau was a stop on the market road between Augsburg and Venice. When the plague hit, the town elders swore to heaven: Protect us and we’ll do a play about Jesus’ crucifixion every ten years. The first began in 1634. Today the village of Oberammergau lives because of theater. Half of the 5,400 residents break a leg in the Passionsspiel, performed in years ending in zero from May to October."
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DAY 3Munich–Neuschwanstein–Innsbruck, Austria–Salzburg

Drive into the garden-like landscapes of the Bavarian Alps and Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite visit King Ludwig’s NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE, which famously inspired Walt Disney. Enjoy magnificent views of the Alps from high up, then have lunch at the foot of the castle with local specialties like Bratwurst (sausage) or a Suppe (soup). On 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

The Hohensalzburg Fortress is the largest fully preserved fortress in Europe Enjoy some time exploring the beautiful Innsbruck View the majestic mountains of the Tyrolean Valley 
Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle


"As it rises from its alpine backdrop, Neuschwanstein Castle near Füssen has all the drama of a well-planned stage scene. And so it is. The late 19th century dream castle joins various architectural styles with the eccentric fancy of Ludwig II, Bavaria’s most peculiar sovereign. From afar he adored the anorexic Austrian Empress Elisabeth, he wrote about suicide in his diaries and he bankrolled the composer Richard Wagner. He also loved building castles. In the process, he nearly bankrupted his government. Today, he’s the equivalent of a pop star in Bavaria for giving Germany its most popular tourist attraction."
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DAY 4Salzburg

A pleasant stroll with a Local Guide takes you through the historic center. Admire exquisite MIRABELL GARDENS, the Great Festival Hall, ST. PETER’S CHURCHYARD, and the monumental Domplatz. Also visit MOZART’S BIRTHPLACE in the charming Getreidegasse. Afternoon at leisure. Sites from The Sound of Music will delight you both during the morning tour and on the available optional excursion to Berchtesgaden and Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest. (Breakfast)

Shop along the cobbled Getreidegasse Street in downtown Salzburg Visit the world famous Mirabell Gardens The Mirabell Gardens in Salzburg are considered to be one of the most beautiful Baroque gardens of Europe 
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DAY 5Salzburg–Mondsee–Vienna

Visit the PARISH CHURCH in Mondsee, which was used for the wedding scenes in The Sound of Music. A leisurely Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite DANUBE CRUISE (departures April 13-October 19) along the most scenic section of the river follows, and during the cruise you can enjoy Kaffee und Kuchen (coffee and cake). Arrive in Vienna, once the center of the mighty Habsburg Empire. An optional excursion to the wine village of Grinzing is a possibility tonight. (Breakfast)

Vienna The Vienna City Hall Vienna, once the center of the mighty Habsburg Empire The Museum of Natural History in Vienna is one of the important museums of the world 
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DAY 6Vienna

Start your guided sightseeing with a visit to magnificent SCHÖNBRUNN PALACE, modeled after France’s Palace of Versailles. Then, drive along the Ringstrasse, pass the State Opera House, the Jewish quarter, and 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. (Breakfast)

View the Romanesque and Gothic architecture of St. Stephen’s Cathedral The Belvedere gardens in Vienna, Austria 
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DAY 7At 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. Tonight, a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite farewell dinner with wine and a classical concert awaits you at the Kursalon, the best way to say, “Auf Wiedersehen, Wien.” (Breakfast, Dinner)

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DAY 8Vienna

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

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Transportation

Motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; boat cruise



Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 special lunch at Neuschwanstein; 3 three-course dinners, including a special welcome dinner in Munich and a special farewell dinner and concert in Vienna


With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

MARTINA SELJAK

Years of Experience: 8 years

See the most vibrant part of Europe and let me show you the "other side" of the Old Continent-where the borders are still shifting, where history has been rewritten, and the "bad boys" turned good overnight after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Iron Curtain.

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites


The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on the Munich, Salzburg & Vienna:

  • Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg
  • Historic Centre of Vienna
  • Palace and Gardens of Schönbrunn