On top of that it includes an all-day escorted coach tour from Munich to Oberammergau, Linderhof Palace and Neuschwanstein Castle, the legendary (English-speaking) Sound of Music tour in Salzburg and a Vienna City tour (incl. Schoenbrunn). It already includes admission to Neuschwanstein Castle (Hohenschwangau), Linderhof Palace and Park (Ettal), Residence Museum & Treasury, Cuvilliés-Theatre, Hall of Fame and Statue of Bavaria, Nymphenburg Palace and Park, Marstallmuseum and Museum of Nymphenburg Porcelain (all Munich). It includes a taxi transfer from the hotel up to Heidelberg Castle (from where you can walk down into the Old Town or take the funicular). Admission to the courtyard of the Castle is free of charge.
Day 1: Rome to Vienna
In the evening you will take the Night-train from Rome (Termini) to Vienna (Meiding). On the train you will have your private compartment (with en-suite facilities).
Day 2: Vienna
In the morning you will arrive in Vienna. In Vienna you will go on the city tour which will give you an overall impression of the most significant historical sights of Vienna. Along the Ringstrasse you will see numerous grand buildings, such as the MAK, the State Opera House, the magnificent Museum of Fine Arts with its world famous art treasures of the Habsburgs and the Natural History Museum, the cultural district the MuseumsQuartier, theHofburg (the former Habsburg winter residence), the Parliament, the City Hall and the Burgtheater.
The highlight of this tour will be a visit of the showrooms of Schönbrunn Palace, once the summer residence of the Habsburg family and home of Maria Theresia. On the way back to the opera you will pass by the Belvedere Palace, the former summer residence of Prince Eugen, which houses the largest and the most precious Gustav Klimt collection in the world.
Day 3: Salzburg
In your personal timetable (which is included in your tour information sheets) you will find a choice of High-Speed trains you can take from Vienna to Salzburg. You are holding unrestricted First-class Rail tickets and you may travel that day at your convenience. Your First-class hotel (Ramada Renaissance or similar) is located very close to Salzburg Main Station. 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.
Day 4: Munich
In your personal timetable (which is included in your tour information sheets) you will find a choice of High-Speed trains you can take from Vienna to Munich. You are holding unrestricted First-class Rail tickets and you may travel that day at your convenience. Your First-class hotel is located very close to Munich Main Station. 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 5: Oberammergau, Neuschwanstein & Linderhof
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. Admission to Linderhof Palace and Neuschwanstein Castle is included in the price of the tour. 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! But make sure to take some time to explore the castle grounds, the view of Neuschwanstein from the bridge behind the Castle is like no other!
Day 6: Heidelberg
By High-Speed train (IC) you will get from Munich to Heidelberg. Your First-class hotel (Marriott Heidelberg or similar) is located close to Heidelberg Main Station. A taxi transfer will take you from the hotel up to the courtyards of Heidelberg Castle from where you have a beautiful view over the city and the Neckar River. From the Castle walk down into the Old Town or take the funicular down into town. Heidelberg with its historic Old Town is a lively city with many students living there. In your tour information sheets you will find a recommendation where to go for a typical dinner.
Day 7: Heidelberg to Paris
From Heidelberg you will get by Regional train to Mannheim from where you take the High-Speed TGV directly to Paris. We are happy to arrange post-tour accommodation in Paris for you.
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