Day 1 Vienna, Austria.
Willkommen—welcome! Time to relax or to begin exploring Vienna, once the center of the mighty Habsburg Empire. Your Local Host is on hand to help you create lasting memories.
Day 2 Vienna
. During your morning guided sightseeing, visit splendid SCHÖNBRUNN PALACE, former summer residence of the Habsburg Dynasty. See famous landmarks along the Ringstrasse, including Heldenplatz with nearby Hofburg Palace, the National Theater, the State Opera House, Parliament, City Hall, renowned museums, and the Strauss Monument—a gilded tribute to the great composer.
Day 3 Vienna.
Your Local Host will have many suggestions so you can make the most of your day in this beautiful city.
Day 4 Vienna–Salzburg.
Journey by TRAIN (first class) to Mozart’s Salzburg. Your guided walking tour includes MIRABELL GARDENS, the Great Festival Hall, ST. PETER’S CHURCHYARD, and the monumental Domplatz. Also visit MOZART’S BIRTHPLACE in the charming Getreidegasse.
Day 5 Salzburg.
Your Local Host is available to help you plan your day at leisure.
Day 6 Salzburg–Innsbruck.
Journey by TRAIN (first class) to Innsbruck, beautifully situated in the heart of the Alps. Your guided sightseeing features a walk through the quaint medieval lanes to Emperor Maximilian’s GOLDEN ROOF, a 3-story balcony built as a royal box where the emperor could sit in luxury and enjoy tournaments in the square below. See the recently renovated Imperial Palace; visit the TYROLEAN FOLK ART MUSEUM for interesting insight into the region’s art, dress, and way of life; and admire the beautiful Hofkirche (Court Church) with Emperor Maximillian’s ornate black-marble tomb and the Silver Chapel.
Day 7 Innsbruck.
Your Local Host will have suggestions for your day, such as where to shop for chocolate “roof shingles,” local wines, and Sachertorte.
Day 8 Innsbruck–Munich, Germany.
Travel by TRAIN (first class) to Munich, famous for its beer and architecture. During your guided sightseeing, see the Oktoberfest grounds, the 1972 Olympic Park, gothic Frauenkirche cathedral, and learn about German luxury cars at BMW WORLD. Drive by baroque Nymphenburg Palace, summer residence of former Bavarian royalty, and spend time in its magnificent PARK. Admire the Old and New Town Halls in MARIENPLATZ with the famous Glockenspiel.
Day 9 Munich.
Today is yours to enjoy at your own pace. Your Local Host knows the best places to sample Bavarian sausage with a glass of Radler (a beer-based mixed drink).
Day 10 Munich
. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.