Sound of Music

Sound of Music

9 Days Starting in Munich and ending in Vienna

Visiting: Munich, Neuschwanstein Castle, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Vienna

Tour operator:

Trafalgar

Tour code:

CSOMZN19

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

0 - 54

Interests:

Cultural, History, Music

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$3325
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Tour Overview

Embark on a melodious journey through the heart of Europe with our "Sound of Music" tour, a cultural odyssey that harmonizes the rich history, music, and art of Germany and Austria. Begin your adventure in Munich, where the vibrant city life and historical marvels await. Venture to the fairy-tale Neuschwanstein Castle and the picturesque town of Oberammergau. In Austria, explore the alpine beauty of Innsbruck, and immerse yourself in the musical heritage of Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart and the backdrop of the iconic film "The Sound of Music." Your journey culminates in Vienna, with VIP admission to the Kunsthistorisches Museum and a farewell that celebrates the city's majestic art and music scene. Throughout your travels, enjoy luxury accommodations, expert guidance, and exclusive cultural experiences, all while traveling in comfort on a luxury air-conditioned coach. This tour is a symphony of experiences, perfect for those who wish to indulge in the cultural richness of these historic regions.

Highlights

  • VIP Admission to the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna

  • Explore Salzburg and Vienna with a Local Specialist

  • Discover Munich, Oberammergau and Innsbruck

  • Visit Neuschwanstein Castle and the Church from the film 'The Sound of Music' in Mondsee

  • View Wilten Basilica and the Golden Roof in Innsbruck and Mozart's Birthplace in Salzburg

  • See Melk Abbey and the Wachau Valley

Itinerary

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Day 1: Welcome To Munich

Location: Munich

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Holiday Inn Munich Westpark

Meals Included: Welcome Reception

Willkommen in München – which you will have an opportunity to explore before embarking on your lyrical sojourn through the Sound of Music. Join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a memorable Welcome Reception to kick-start your leisurely meander through Germany and Austria.

Day 2: Discover Bavarian Munich

Location: Munich

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Holiday Inn Munich Westpark

Meals Included: Breakfast

Embark on a morning orientation tour past some of the city's most renowned sites, 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 C. St. Peter’s church and the Viktualien food market square and a beerhall are only a short walk from here. Spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring the city's Old Town or consider an Optional Experience to the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, the first of the Nazi camps established in Germany. This evening, connect with the city's rich beer heritage and consider a memorable night out for a dinner of local specialities.

Day 3 : Onwards To Neuschwanstein Castle And Garmisch

Location: Neuschwanstein Castle

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Mercure Hotel Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Journey to Neuschwanstein Castle, built as a retreat for shy King Ludwig II to retire from public life. Continue through Bavaria, stop in Oberammergau before arriving in Garmisch. Tonight you'll dine in your hotel.


Day 4: Spend A Day In Alpine Innsbruck

Location: Innsbruck

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Mercure Hotel Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Meals Included: Breakfast

The Nordkette mountains beckon today in this capital of Tyrol. We spend a leisurely day against a magnificent alpine backdrop, exploring the city's iconic sights. Admire Emperor Maximilian I's ornate Golden Roof, then maybe take a trip up the funicular for spectacular views, or see the Hofburg Palace. Marvel at the fascinating crystal installations and browse for precious gifts and souvenirs at the Swarovski Crystal Worlds Store.

Day 5: Journey To Salzburg

Location: Salzburg

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hotel Mercure Salzburg City

Meals Included: Breakfast

Spend a soul-stirring morning connecting with the astounding natural beauty of Berchtesgaden. You'll want to take in all the spectacular views on an Optional Experience visit to Eagle's Nest, intended as a mountain retreat for Hitler and his inner circle. See the awe-inspiring mountain landscape and learn about the area's fascinating history before arriving in Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart and the backdrop for the 'The Sound of Music.'

Day 6 : Explore Spectacular Salzburg

Location: Salzburg

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hotel Mercure Salzburg City

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Join your Local Specialist for a tour of the city's iconic highlights including Getreidegasse, the Salzburg Cathedral, Mozart's birthplace and many of the locations used in the film ‘The Sound of Music'. Leave the sounds of Salzburg behind for lakeside Mondsee, where you'll visit Mondsee Abbey, the one-time Benedictine monastery that served as the church where Captain Von Trapp and Maria were married in the film. This afternoon travel to Faistenau where we will Connect With Locals on a farm just outside Salzburg. The Klaushofer family and their resident bees are your hosts for an exclusive Be My Guest experience and family dinner with delicious home-made cheese strudel.

Day 7: Off To Mondsee And Vienna

Location: Vienna

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: DoubleTree by Hilton

Meals Included: Breakfast

Leave the sounds of Salzburg behind for lakeside Mondsee, where you'll see Mondsee Abbey, the church of St. Michael that served as the church where Captain Von Trapp and Maria were married in 'The Sound of Music'. Gaze at the mountains and green fields as we leave the Salzkammergut region and journey eastward towards the regal Austrian capital, Vienna. There's no better introduction to the City of Music than a traditional dinner and local entertainment which you could enjoy as part of tonight's Optional Experience.

Day 8: See The Sights Of Vienna Dive Into Culture

Location: Vienna

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: DoubleTree by Hilton

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Enjoy an exclusive guided visit of the Habsburg royal collection of art at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, prior to admission of the general public. Dive Into Culture and visit the Kunstkammer during this private insider visit. Later, your Local Specialist will show you the city's major landmarks and palaces during your included sightseeing tour. The magic continues with a walking tour through the oldest parts of the city. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner.

Day 9: Farewell Vienna

Location: Vienna

Meals Included: Breakfast

We say a fond farewell to newfound friends and the beauty of Vienna at the end of an unforgettable experience.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

  • Expert Guidance

    An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

  • Gratuities Included

    All porterage and restaurant gratuities

  • No Hidden Extras

    All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

  • Meals

    Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals

  • Sightseeing

    Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

  • Flexible Sightseeing

    Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing

  • Transport

    Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

  • Leisure Time

    Optional Experiences and free time

What's Not Included

  • Flights

    International round-trip airfare and airport transfers

  • Travel Insurance

    Travel insurance is not included and is recommended

Mode of Transport

Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

Check out our Q&As

  • What type of accommodation is provided on the Sound of Music tour?

    The Sound of Music tour provides cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted.

  • What meals are included in the Sound of Music tour?

    The Sound of Music tour includes breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals.

  • What are the pick-up and drop-off times for the Sound of Music tour?

    The pick-up time for the Sound of Music tour is at 10:00, 13:00 from Munich, and the drop-off time is at 08:00, 09:30 in Vienna.

  • What are the highlights of the Sound of Music tour?

    The highlights of the Sound of Music tour include VIP Admission to the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, exploring Salzburg and Vienna with a Local Specialist, discovering Munich, Oberammergau and Innsbruck, visiting Neuschwanstein Castle and the Church from the film 'The Sound of Music' in Mondsee, viewing Wilten Basilica and the Golden Roof in Innsbruck and Mozart's Birthplace in Salzburg, and seeing Melk Abbey and the Wachau Valley.

  • What is the ending location of the Sound of Music tour?

    The ending location of the Sound of Music tour is Vienna.

  • What are the exclusions of the Sound of Music tour?

    The exclusions of the Sound of Music tour are international round-trip airfare and airport transfers, and travel insurance is not included and is recommended.

  • What type of transportation is provided on the Sound of Music tour?

    The Sound of Music tour provides luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys).

  • Are gratuities included in the Sound of Music tour?

    Yes, all porterage and restaurant gratuities are included in the Sound of Music tour.

  • What countries does the Sound of Music tour visit?

    The Sound of Music tour visits Germany and Austria.

  • What is the starting location of the Sound of Music tour?

    The starting location of the Sound of Music tour is Munich.

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    The beauty of taking a guided holiday with us is that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Vaccination against Covid-19 is not mandatory to travel with Trafalgar. However, we strongly recommend that guests are vaccinated before travelling. Please note that airlines and/or other authorities may have different requirements. It is the guest's responsibility to comply with these requirements at all times.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1947

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Trafalgar is a founding partner of the TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation established in 2008. So far, the charity has donated more than US$2 million to help underprivileged communities and support sustainable tourism around the world.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

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