Day 5: May 14 – Vienna, Salzburg
You travel alongside the Danube through the famous “Wienerwald”. Situated high above the river is the monastery of Melk. It is part of the UNESCO world heritage and a landmark of the region. After a guided tour at the monastery you continue following the Danube. Shortly before the city of Linz you leave the Danube in the direction of Salzburg. You pass some famous lakes of the region, such as: Mondsee, Attersee, Wallersee and Wolfgangsee.Now you reach the great city of Salzburg, the hometown of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. You enjoy dinner and overnight stay at your hotel.
Day 6: May 15 – Salzburg
In the morning, you visit Mozart’s Birth House and Mozart’s Residence.The house in which the great composer was born in 1756 is now one of the most frequently visited museums in the world. No other place where the person behind the artist and his music can be experienced as well as at his birthplace. At Mozart’s Residence the biographies of the family members and the authentic impressions of everyday family life are displayed.Lateryou will get an overview of the most popular sights and some of the original filming locations of the film and musical “The Sound of Music”. You will see the Carillon, Salzburg Cathedral, Franciscan Church, Mozart Square, Hofstallgasse, Hohensalzburg Fortress, St. Peter’s Abbey, and Mirabell PalaceandGardens in baroque style. The overnight stay is again in Salzburg.
Day 7: May 16 – Salzburg-Herrenchiemsee, Munich
After breakfast a short drive brings you to Prienon the bank of Lake Chiemsee. After a boat trip you reach the calm islandHerreninselfor a visit of one of Germany’s loveliest royal attractions, the magnificent Herrenchiemsee Palace. Built in the 19th century by King Ludwig II, this royal landmark sits among picturesque Bavarian scenery of majestic lakes and mountains. With elegant gardens, walkways and ornate interiors of gold, glass and porcelain, this palace reflects pure opulence. Some even say that many of its features, like the vast Hall of Mirrors, surpass that of the Palace of Versailles. After the tour in the castle you can enjoy and explore the gardens, the park, and the big fountains. Return boat trip to Prien, from where you continue to Munich, the capital of Bavaria. Dinner and overnight stay at your hotel in Munich.
Day 8: May 17 – Munich
Today you explore the highlights of Munich,the Bavarian Capital, during a sightseeing tour by bus. Explore the historical city center’s most famous churches, monuments and squares, including the OldTown Hall, St Peter’s Church, Viktualienmarkt, Odeonsplatzand the Munich Residenz. The tour continues to the Palace of Nymphenburg, the former summer residence of the Bavarian elector princes and kings with its beautiful and spacious gardens. You will visit the castle and its magnificent interiors as the Baroque Steinerne Saal, the Gallery of Beauties (“Schönheitengalerie”) and you will have a look at the chamber where King Ludwig II was born. Afternoon free time. Overnight in Munich.