Join the von Trapps on an Austrian adventure that will make your heart sing, from Munich's medieval charm to the 19th century fortress once home to a shy fairy-tale king. Explore the heritage of the Habsburg Empire and discover the romantic setting for several 'Sound of Music' scenes in Salzburg. Also included are premium tickets for you to attend the once in a decade performance of the Passion Play in the picturesque Bavarian town of Oberammergau. NOTE: THIS TRIP WILL SELL OUT BY SEPTEMBER 2018. THIS PLAY IS ONLY PERFORMED EVERY 10 YEARS.
May 23 - Welcome to Munich. Relax after check-in and later enjoy an evening orientation drive including views of the Olympic Stadium. This evening meet for a Welcome Reception with your fellow travellers and Travel Director. *** Welcome Reception this evening.
May 24 - Munich is a lively city - perfectly blending the traditional and modern. See the sights during your morning orientation including the Hofbräuhaus, Marienplatz, Ludwigstrasse and the majestic Opera House. Spend free time afterwards exploring on your own. Visit galleries and museums, shop for souvenirs or consider an Optional Experience to the touching Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site. This evening you might like to join your companions for a night out at a local beer hall. *** buffet breakfast
May 25 - Drive into the scenic Bavarian mountains and visit Neuschwanstein Castle. Experience a guided tour of this château, built in the 19th century for King Ludwig on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau. In Oberammergau see the theatre where the Passion Play has been performed every decade since 1634 when Europe was gripped by the plague. ***buffet breakfast, dinner
May 26 - Enjoy the unique atmosphere in town before taking your premium seat for an inspired and moving performance of the Passion Play this afternoon. Dine at a local restaurant this evening before experiencing the captivating second half of this unique event as night falls. ***buffet breakfast, dinner
May 27 - Continue today to the foot of the Alps and visit the National Park of Berchtesgaden featuring awe-inspiring mountains. This evening arrive in Salzburg. ***buffet breakfast, dinner
May 28 - See the city's sights with your Local Specialist including the Getreidegasse, Salzburg Cathedral, Mozart's birthplace and many of the locations used in the film 'The Sound of Music'. Afterwards travel to the picturesque region near Villach for a special Be My Guest experience. ***buffet breakfast, Be My Guest dinner
BE MY GUEST DINNER: Sister Monika takes you on a tour of the Monastery of Kloster Wernberg, originally a castle, today home to around 60 Missionary Sisters of the Precious Blood with whom you'll enjoy a traditional Carinthian dinner
May 29 - Visit the Lipizzaner Stud farm at Piber for a Cultural Insight into the breeding of the athletic white stallions for the Spanish Riding School. Later stop in the town of Graz where you can admire the galleried courtyards and Renaissance squares. Finally arrive in the beautiful capital city Vienna and check in to your hotel. ***buffet breakfast