No packing/unpacking! You stay in Munich in your well rated and centrally located hotel. From there you will join an all day escorted coach tour to Oberammergau, Linderhof Palace and Neuschwanstein Castle. By Rail you will do day trips to Innsbruck, Nuremberg and Salzburg - a great and relaxed way to visit the beautiful area of Southern Germany, Austria and the Alps! This tour includes second class rail tickets. It can be upgraded to first class rail for an extra of EUR 130 per person. This includes seat reservations on all long distance rails.
Day 1: Munich:
Arrive at Munich Airport at your convenience. Your rail ticket covers the 45 minute ride on a direct commuter train from the Airport to Munich Central Railway Station where your hotel is located close by. The rail station is in the City Center so the Old Town and the Residence are in walking distance.
Your tour already includes the admission to many sights in Munich (Residence Museum, Treasury, Cuvilliés-Theatre, Hall of Fame and Statue of Bavaria, Nymphenburg Palace and Park, Marstallmuseum, Museum of Nymphenburg Porcelain) which can be visited today before you might want to visit the world famous "Hofbrauhaus" for dinner and maybe a beer or two ...
Day 2: Nuremberg (Day trip by Rail)
By High-Speed train (ICE) you will be traveling from Munich to Nuremberg. Travel time is about an hour. From Nuremberg Main Station it is only a few steps to the center of the Old Town and to the Imperial Castle.
The city's history reaches back to the year 1050, its name "nourenberc" translating into "rocky hill". Nuremberg's famous landmark, the "Kaiserburg" (Imperial Castle), towers above the Old town, which is protected by the five kilometers long city wall with its many towers.
When exploring the beauty of Nuremberg's mediaeval Old Town one can start at the Koenigstor ("Kingsgate"), from where the timber framed buildings, the Gothic Church of St.Lawrence and the Church of St.Sebaldus can be easily reached by foot.
Right next to the Koenigstor is the Handwerkerhof (craft center), here you will feel like you are back in the mediaeval times, there are craft workshops like they used to have a long time ago as well as a gingerbread bakery.
Make sure to enjoy a Nuremberg Bratwurst along with a beer or a glass of Frankenwein before taking the ICE back to Munich.
Day 3: Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Palace
Today you are on your way to one of the Highlights of your tour: your all day escorted coach tour will first take you to Oberammergau for a photo stop. The coach will then take you to Linderhof Palace, the "Royal Villa" of Ludwig II. Visit this beautiful furnished castle and the park.
The picture of Neuschwanstein is probably present in everybody's mind but certainly for those traveling along the Romantic Road. Be prepared that reality will surpass all pictures and imaginations: Neuschwanstein seems to be taken out of a fairy tale! Seeing the castle from the outside is unforgettable, a tour of the insight, which was originally built for the one famous inhabitant, will make the picture perfect!
Make sure to take some time to explore the castle ground, the view of Neuschwanstein from the bridge behind the Castle is like no other! Admission to Linderhof Palace and Neuschwanstein Castle is included in the price of the tour.
Day 4: Innsbruck (Day trip by Rail)
In the morning you take a high-speed train ride from Munich thru the mountains to Innsbruck. The town is known as the „Capital of the Alps“. From the Central Station it is just about a 10 minute walk to the Old Town where you find one of the highlights of Innsbruck: the „Goldenes Dachl“ (golden roof). Most of the sights are on the right bank of the River Inn, from which the town takes its name. Innsbrucks Boulevard and central pedestrian area is “Maria-Theresien-Straße” which offers a nice street view with the mountains seen in the back.
The oldest part of town, the Altstadt, is a small area between the river and the semi-circle of road known as the Graben (now a street, but once the route of the old moat that surrounded this part of town). Delivery vehicles are allowed down the cobbled streets at certain times of day, but otherwise pedestrians can wander around uninterrupted. A good orientation point is the Sprungstadion ski jump - built in 1964 for the winter Olympics - that sticks up rather incongruously on the southern side of town.
Day 5: Salzburg (Day trip by Rail)
After breakfast you will take the RailJet from Munich Main Station to Salzburg. In morning you have free time to visit the Old Town of the Mozart city of Salzburg. Travel time is about 90 minutes.
In the afternoon you will join the English-speaking most unique 4-hour Sound of Music tour. This tour is an ideal opportunity to follow in the footsteps of Maria von Trapp whilst taking in local historical sights both from the city of Salzburg and also the picturesque Lakes and Mountains region along the way.
After the tour - at your convenience - you can take any train from Salzburg back to Munich Main Station.
Day 6: Munich
Munich, famous throughout the world, is the Bavarian metropolis, close to the Alps and in the heart of Europe. Where to begin when one wants to name places to see and things to do in this extraordinary city which like few others combines modern life with lively history.
There is Munich's old town where 850 years of history are showing off, there is the Marienplatz (Marien square) where 3 times each day thousands of people are spell bound when the world famous Glockenspiel (carillon) starts it's beautiful song Visit and marvel at the Frauenkirche, the town's landmark, do not miss the Hofbräuhaus and find out why the Münchner (inhabitants of Munich) don't want to miss out on their "Brotzeit" (a meal or snack consisting of bread, cold cut, cheese and so on, usually enjoyed between breakfast and lunch). Visit the Residence, Nymphenburg Palace and Park, Hall of Fame and all the other sights in Munich which are included in your comprehensive sightseeing package.
Day 7: Munich Main Station to Munich Int. Airport
Depending on your departure time take the commuter train from Munich to Munich International Airport. Travel time is about 45 minutes. If you do not fly in and/or out of Munich please let us know. We can also add rail tickets to any other airport/destination (e.g. Frankfurt International Airport).
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