Best of Germany and Austria

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Modern cities, medieval towns and all the sights in between make this Best of Germany and Austria experience one you’ll remember. Beyond the beauty of the Rhine and Wachau, you’ll explore Vienna’s musical treasures, Alpine landscapes and the castle of a shy king.

Availability

From 05/05/2024 to 11/10/2024

Departure dates & prices

Dates Availability Price
  • May Sun 05 2024 to May Fri 17 2024
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    $6,225*
  • May Sun 12 2024 to May Fri 24 2024
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    $6,225*
  • May Sun 19 2024 to May Fri 31 2024
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    $6,350*
  • Jun Sun 02 2024 to Jun Fri 14 2024
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    $6,475*
  • Jun Sun 09 2024 to Jun Fri 21 2024
    On Request
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    $6,595*
  • Jun Sun 30 2024 to Jul Fri 12 2024
    Sold Out
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    $6,825*
  • Jul Sun 07 2024 to Jul Fri 19 2024
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    $6,825*
  • Jul Sun 14 2024 to Jul Fri 26 2024
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    $6,225*
  • Jul Sun 21 2024 to Aug Fri 02 2024
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    $6,225*
  • Jul Sun 28 2024 to Aug Fri 09 2024
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    $6,225*
  • Aug Sun 04 2024 to Aug Fri 16 2024
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    $6,225*
  • Aug Sun 11 2024 to Aug Fri 23 2024
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    $6,225*
  • Aug Sun 18 2024 to Aug Fri 30 2024
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    $6,225*
  • Aug Sun 25 2024 to Sep Fri 06 2024
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    $6,225*
  • Sep Sun 01 2024 to Sep Fri 13 2024
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    $6,275*
  • Sep Sun 08 2024 to Sep Fri 20 2024
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    $6,450*
  • Sep Sun 15 2024 to Sep Fri 27 2024
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    $6,575*
  • Sep Sun 22 2024 to Oct Fri 04 2024
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    $6,575*
  • Sep Sun 29 2024 to Oct Fri 11 2024
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    $6,575*

What's included

An expert Travel Director and professional Driver.
Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted.
All porterage and restaurant gratuities.
All hotel tips, charges and local taxes.
Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals.
Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras.
Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing.
Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys).
High-speed train from Cologne to Berlin.
Optional Experiences and free time.
On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilised.
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Itinerary

  • Day 1 Welcome to Frankfurt Embrace centuries-old heritage charm and modern style in the vibrant city of Frankfurt, our springboard for a delightful exploration of the best of Germany and Austria. Spend your day exploring the Altstadt and soaking up the atmosphere of a bygone era, before meeting your Travel Director for an orientation of the medieval R?merplatz and dynamic financial district. Later, we join our fellow travellers for a memorable Welcome Reception to launch our journey through the heart of Europe.
  • Day 2 Cruise in the Rhineland and on to Cologne Connect with Locals The legend of Loreley kick-starts our morning as we board a leisurely cruise along the mighty Rhine past castles and vineyard-clad hills. We stop to Connect With Locals over a Be My Guest lunch and hear tales of knights and feuding lords and ladies in a 13th century castle perched high above the Rhine valley. Continuing to the cultural capital of the Rhineland, we view the spectacular Gothic spires of Cologne Cathedral. Spend the rest of the evening exploring the city's great artistic treasures and historic town squares.
  • Day 3 Journey By High-Speed Train to Berlin This morning, we board a high-speed train to historic Berlin, whose once-turbulent history has shaped its rebirth as the charismatic capital of Germany. Join a Local Specialist for an exploration of 'East meets West' and delve into the story behind their reunification. See the imposing Brandenburg Gate, the Tiergarten, Unter den Linden and the Reichstag building, with its famous glass dome. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
  • Day 4 Uncover Berlin's Secrets Ascend the Berlin TV Tower for spectacular 360? views of the city from the Berlin TV Tower. Enjoy some free time this afternoon to explore the city on your own. Perhaps see the remnants of the Berlin Wall, visit the infamous Checkpoint Charlie or enjoy an Optional Experience to the District of Potsdam, the former Prussian royal seat.
  • Day 5 Onwards to Rothenburg Stays With Stories Celebrate beauty through your admiration of art and architecture in beautiful W?rzburg, where you will see the Prince-Bishops' residence and Marienberg Fortress, on the banks of the Main. Continue to Rothenburg and dine tonight in your hotel. Your Stays With Stories accommodation this evening is the historic Prinzhotel, built in the traditional half-timbered style lying within the 15th-century fortified town walls.
  • Day 6 Off to Historic Munich Stays With Stories This morning, we embark on an orientation walk through the medieval centre of Rothenburg, seemingly frozen in time and encircled by a fortified town wall that remains intact after centuries. Travelling south through picture-perfect landscapes of Bavaria, we arrive in Munich. We check into our Stays With Stories accommodation, the Arabella Sheraton Munich which once saw Led Zeppelin, Iggy Pop and Freddie Mercury belt out tunes in the then-hotel basement recording studio. Famous producer Giorgio Moroder founded a recording studio here in the early 1970s until the noise of the nearby subway trains forced the music to continue elsewhere.
  • Day 7 Discover Munich Stroll through the heart of Munich this morning, see the distinctive towers of the Cathedral as well as Marienplatz, the central square and the impressive town hall with its charming glockenspiel during your orientation. The 13th-century St. Peter's churchand the Viktualien food market square and a beerhall are only a short walk from here. Spend the rest of the day on your own, exploring the city's Baroque palaces and vibrant markets, or embrace the Bavarian region's rich beer brewing heritage at one of Munich's many beer halls.
  • Day 8 Admire Neuschwanstein Castle and on to Innsbruck Indulge in a world of fantasy and fables during your visit to Neuschwanstein Castle (Subject to Availability), built as a retreat for King Ludwig II to retire from public life. Wind your way through the countryside, climbing higher into the Bavarian Alps bound for Innsbruck, where you'll spend the next two nights. This evening, dinner is served at your hotel.
  • Day 9 Explore Alpine Innsbruck This morning, you'll embark on a short orientation tour that includes views of the Old Town, Hofburg Palace and the ornate Golden Roof, built to commemorate the wedding of Emperor Maximilian I. Spend your free time exploring Innsbruck's iconic sites and delving into Tyrol's complex history and culture, or simply relax and admire this dazzling city with its magnificent Alpine backdrop. Next, admire the fascinating crystal installations and browse for precious gifts and souvenirs at the Swarovski Crystal Worlds Store. You could consider joining a traditional dinner and Tyrolean folklore show this evening.
  • Day 10 Venture to Salzburg Travel to Salzburg where spires and domes rise in the shadow of Hohensalzburg Castle, one of the largest medieval fortresses in Europe. Join a Local Specialist for a fascinating walking tour of a city that featured in 'The Sound of Music'. View Mozart's birthplace and family house in Getreidegasse, and the Domplatz dominated by Salzburg Cathedral. This evening, we dine at our hotel.
  • Day 11 Through the Wachau Valley to Vienna Indulge in the Austrian tradition of koffee and kuchen at Wastlbauer eco-farm on a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER(R) Experience. Meet Eva, the owner, for a tour of her self-sufficient farm and wet your appetite over freshly baked pastries. This experience advances UN Global Goal 12: Responsible production and consumption. Scenic landscapes provide a beautiful backdrop for our drive past Lake Mondsee to the UNESCO-listed Wachau Valley. Sloping vineyards line the Danube from Melk Abbey to D?rnstein, where Richard the Lionheart was held prisoner and subsequently found by Blondel, his faithful minstrel. This afternoon, we arrive in the imperial capital of Vienna. We have the evening at leisure to enjoy the sounds of the 'City of Music' or consider an evening of Viennese classical music.
  • Day 12 Hofburg Palace and More in Vienna Explore the splendour of Vienna at the exquisite Hofburg Palace, the former winter residence of the Habsburg Dynasty - one of the highlights of your guided sightseeing tour of Vienna with a Local Specialist. Enjoy views of the grand State Opera House and Ringstrasse, a beautiful sweeping boulevard built in the 19th century to replace the city walls. Admire the ornate, colourful roof of St. Stephen's Cathedral, one of the city's most beloved icons, before spending the afternoon at leisure. Tonight, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant to celebrate a beautiful sojourn through Germany and Austria.
  • Day 13 Farewell Vienna We bid farewell to our companions at the end of a wonderful holiday. Dining Summary
  • 1 - Welcome Reception
  • 12 - Breakfast
  • 1 - Lunch
  • 4 - Dinner Be My Guest Rhineland: In a medieval castle, enjoy an exclusive lunch and be transported back to a time of kings and knights. Iconic Experience Frankfurt: Spend the day exploring the sights of Frankfurt. Rhineland: Cruise beneath the semi-ruined castles and terraced vineyards. Sleepy villages slip by as you saunter upstream to the Lorelei Rock where the enchantress lured sailors to their doom. Cologne Cathedral: The towering Cathedral of Cologne is an impressive introduction to this riverside city. Berlin: During a sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist, admire Berlin landmarks like the Tiergarten and the neo- Renaissance Reichstag. Berlin: Take in panoramic views of the city from the observation platform of the Berlin TV Tower. Wurzburg: See the Residenz Palace as you explore the old town with your Travel Director. Stand on the statue-lined Alte Mainbrucke and see the Marienburg fortress. Rothenburg ob der Tauber: Visit the medieval center of Rothenburg. Munich: During your orientation of the city with your Travel Director, see Feldherrnhalle in the Odeonsplatz, the Palace of the Dukes of Wittelsbach, the English Garden, the Hofbr?uhaus, St. Peter's Church and the famous Marienplatz. Munich: Admire the magical countryside at the Neuschwanstein Castle. Salzburg: Join your Local Specialist to visit the formal gardens of Mirabell Palace and Residence Square - both locations used in 'The Sound of Music.' See the imposing fortress, the immense cathedral and Mozart's birthplace on the lively Getreidegasse. Melk: Take in the beautiful landscapes of Wachau Valley. Vienna: Walk through the first district, Inner Stadt, as your Local Specialist reveals the historic core of the city. Tour the Ring Road to see the Hofburg Imperial Residence, Opera House, Parliament Building and Karlskirche. MAKE TRAVEL MATTER(R) Salzburg: Indulge in the Austrian tradition of koffee and kuchen at Wastlbauer eco-farm. Meet Eva, the owner, for a tour of her self-sufficient farm and wet your appetite over freshly baked pastries. This experience advances UN Global Goal 12: Responsible production and consumption. Must-see Highlights : Explore Berlin, Salzburg and Vienna with a Local Specialist : Discover Frankfurt, Cologne, Rothenburg, Munich and Innsbruck : Visit the Berlin TV Tower, Neuschwanstein Castle. : View Cologne Cathedral, the Golden Roof in Innsbruck, Mozart's birthplace in Salzburg, Hofburg Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna : See the Lorelei Rock, the Marienberg Fortress and the Prince-Bishops' residence in W?rzburg and Melk Abbey : Scenic Cruise along the Rhine River Trafalgar Difference Rothenburg ob der Tauber: Step into 15th-century Germany at the Prinzhotel, built in the traditional half-timbered style and ideally located within the city's famous fortified town walls. Munich: The Arabella Sheraton Munich once saw Led Zeppelin, Iggy Pop, Freddie Mercury and other musical legends belt out record breaking tunes in the then-hotel basement recording studio. Whats Included : An expert Travel Director and professional Driver : Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted : All porterage and restaurant gratuities : All hotel tips, charges and local taxes : Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals : Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras : Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing : Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys) : High-speed train from Cologne to Berlin : Optional Experiences and free time : On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilised.
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