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High Culture and History in Central Europe

15 Days / 14 Nights

Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Salzburg, Munich

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This sample 15-day (14 nights) itinerary covers Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Salzburg, and Munich. With stops in some of the most exciting destinations in Germany, the Czech Republic, and Austria, this is a comprehensive tour of Central Europe. You'll have a wonderful time exploring these unique cities, which boast some of the most beautiful architecture in Europe. Historic sites, high culture, and fine cuisine: you'll experience it all on this unique vacation. All of our tours are custom, and this is just a sample meant to give an idea for what our trips are like, and the opportunities our destinations provide. One of our team in the region will be available to you during and leading up to the trip to answer any questions and arrange local services. You will receive access to your Guest Page, with its information on the best these destinations have to offer, including things to see and do, and other inside tips from restaurant recommendations to tipping advice. Upon arrival we will provide you with a local cell phone that you can use to contact our employee (who you will meet in person) throughout your trip. In all of our destinations, we offer a variety of memorable 3-5 star accommodation options, including boutique hotels, charming B&Bs, and spacious apartments. With our firsthand experience, we can ensure they are all clean, comfortable, and centrally located, with local ambience.
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3 Nights in Berlin

3 Nights in Berlin

4 days in Berlin
4 days in Berlin

3 Nights in Berlin

A vibrant cosmopolitan city that’s rich in history and contemporary culture, Berlin is constantly evolving. From the ruins of World War II to the Cold War division of the Berlin wall, Berlin has always managed to rebuild. Germany's largest city, this sprawling (by European standards) metropolis has excellent public transportation, from subways to an official rowboat ferry. You’ll find a little of everything here, from history to high gastronomy, art museums to palaces, and plenty lively bars. The nightlife here is world-class, but there’s more than enough to see during the day. Berlin is made up of distinctive neighborhoods, each with a different character. We recommend several ways of exploring the city, from a Cold War walking tour to a bike tour to see all the must-see sights in a simple and easy way. An exploration of the long and volatile history of Jewish culture in the city is eye-opening as Jewish life in Berlin has been meticulously documented. Many of the city’s art and culture museums offer unforgettable glimpses into history. Potsdam offers the perfect diversion for an afternoon, and Sanssouci Palace, with its well-tended gardens, is a beautiful reminder of the city’s impressive past. The past comes alive in Berlin, but the present is very much alive as well.

A vibrant cosmopolitan city that’s rich in history and contemporary culture, Berlin is constantly evolving. From the ruins of World War II to the Cold War division of the Berlin wall, Berlin has always managed to rebuild. Germany's largest city, this sprawling (by European standards) metropolis has excellent public transportation, from subways to an official rowboat ferry. You’ll find a little of everything here, from history to high gastronomy, art museums to palaces, and plenty lively bars. The nightlife here is world-class, but there’s more than enough to see during the day. Berlin is made up of distinctive neighborhoods, each with a different character. We recommend several ways of exploring the city, from a Cold War walking tour to a bike tour to see all the must-see sights in a simple and easy way. An exploration of the long and volatile history of Jewish culture in the city is eye-opening as Jewish life in Berlin has been meticulously documented. Many of the city’s art and culture museums offer unforgettable glimpses into history. Potsdam offers the perfect diversion for an afternoon, and Sanssouci Palace, with its well-tended gardens, is a beautiful reminder of the city’s impressive past. The past comes alive in Berlin, but the present is very much alive as well.

Day 1

Day 1 - Arrival in Berlin

Welcome to Berlin! You will be met at the Berlin Brandenburg airport and have transport arranged to your centrally located accommodation.

Day 2

Day 2 - Your First Full Day in Berlin

Berlin City Group Tour

Berlin City Group Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Enjoy a three hour walking tour of Berlin as part of a group. Your guide will introduce you to this surprisingly diverse capital, share some interesting facts and stories and give you further recommendations if asked. Being part of the group will also give you the chance to learn more about the fellow participants suggestions for Berlin.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hours

Cold War Group Walking Tour

Follow the Berlin Wall

Please ask your travel advisor for the cost to add this to your package

The Berlin Wall Memorial explains the infamous barrier's history with plaques, art, museums, and a rebuilt section complete with a viewing platform. At the memorial, you'll find excavations of buildings destroyed by the wall’s construction, giant murals, and a modern church built on the grounds of an older temple destroyed for the wall. Don't confuse it with the distant East Side Gallery near the Spree river, which has the wall's most famous murals. If you'd like to learn more about the Wall and the time of the Cold War, join a guided tour.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hours

Day 3

Day 3 - Your Second Full Day in Berlin

Potsdam, City of Kings: 6-hour Private Walking Tour

Potsdam, City of Kings: 6-hour Private Walking Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Potsdam was a city of kings – a German Versaille where the Hohenzollern monarchy of Prussia constructed lavish palaces in which they could spend their summers. It was also the setting for the Potsdam Conference, where geopolitical giants Josef Stalin, Harry Truman and Winston Churchill met in the summer of 1945 to seal the post-war fate of Germany and Europe. This 6-hour walking tour takes you to the heart of Potsdam’s UNESCO-listed palace gardens to see the pomp and grandeur of the Prussian monarchy and also explores the origins of the Cold War.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 6 hours

A Museum Paradise

Suggestion to explore on your own

Berlin’s past as an imperial capital, and current status as a global cultural hotspot, are made clear by its sheer variety of museums, which will spoil you for choice. If you have any interest in art and archaeology, you need to visit Museum Island, home to a UNESCO-listed museum complex that contains one of the world’s great art collections, stretching across seven museums. Next door, on the site of a failed assassination attempt against Hitler, the German History Museum covers German history from its first settlement to today.

A Museum Paradise

Day 4

Day 4 - Traveling to Prague by Train

Sit back and relax as we whisk you from Berlin to Prague by train. You'll glide through the picturesque German countryside and the journey moves riverside once you enter the Czech Republic. Regular train connections between the two cities means departure times are flexible. The journey takes about four and a half hours. Your hotel reception will be able to arrange a taxi for you to the train station, which is much cheaper than a transfer service, so we haven’t included that in your package. However, a private transfer can be arranged upon request. Your package includes second class tickets with seat reservations, upgrades to first is also possible for an additional fee. For the chance to visit another city on your journey, choose our private transfer option. Your driver will pick you up in Berlin and drop you off at your centrally located Prague accommodation. Along the way you'll enjoy a stop in the beautiful and historic city of Dresden, about halfway between Prague and Berlin.

You can upgrade your transfer

Upgrade to Prague by Private Sightseeing Transfer
Prague by Private Sightseeing Transfer

Upgrade for an additional cost
We also offer the following excursions in Berlin

Berlin Highlights Bike Group Tour
Moderate3 hours
Berlin Private City Tour by Car
Easy3 hours
Berlin Private Walking Tour
Moderate3 hours
Bunkers, Subways, and the Cold War Private Tour
Light1 hour 30 minutes

3 Nights in Prague

3 Nights in Prague

4 days in Prague
4 days in Prague

3 Nights in Prague

“The Golden City,” “The City of 100 Spires,” “The Mother of Cities,” Prague has no shortage of nicknames paying homage to its charm and beauty. Prague’s winding cobblestone streets, gorgeous architecture and atmospheric bridges are fabled. Get up early and stroll across the statue-lined Charles Bridge. Soak it from the magnificent Old Town Square with its 600-year old astronomical clock. From exploring history and modern culture on foot, to traveling farther afield to take in the picturesque countryside and fairytale villages, you’ll have an itinerary full of adventure and relaxation. Besides the city’s history, evident on every street, especially in the beautifully preserved former Jewish Quarter, you can delve into the city’s gastronomy. You can literally dive into some of Europe’s best beers by visiting a beer spa, or explore its beloved breweries with walking tours, or enjoy a dinner cruise. Day-trip destinations include scenic castles, the perfect spa town, and Kutna Hora with its “bone church” and gothic cathedral. Prague is a city of history that comes to life for every visitor, no matter their interests.

“The Golden City,” “The City of 100 Spires,” “The Mother of Cities,” Prague has no shortage of nicknames paying homage to its charm and beauty. Prague’s winding cobblestone streets, gorgeous architecture and atmospheric bridges are fabled. Get up early and stroll across the statue-lined Charles Bridge. Soak it from the magnificent Old Town Square with its 600-year old astronomical clock. From exploring history and modern culture on foot, to traveling farther afield to take in the picturesque countryside and fairytale villages, you’ll have an itinerary full of adventure and relaxation. Besides the city’s history, evident on every street, especially in the beautifully preserved former Jewish Quarter, you can delve into the city’s gastronomy. You can literally dive into some of Europe’s best beers by visiting a beer spa, or explore its beloved breweries with walking tours, or enjoy a dinner cruise. Day-trip destinations include scenic castles, the perfect spa town, and Kutna Hora with its “bone church” and gothic cathedral. Prague is a city of history that comes to life for every visitor, no matter their interests.

Day 4

Day 4 - Arrival in Prague

When you arrive at Prague's train station, we will have a driver there to meet you and take you to your accommodation.

Our representative will then meet with you to answer any questions you have and to get you settled for the rest of your trip.

Prague Private Walking Tour

Prague Private Walking Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

This three-hour walking tour of the Golden City is the ideal way to get to know the beautiful historic center of Prague. You will walk the Royal Route, originally used for the king's coronation procession. The walk takes you through the center of Old Town, where you'll see all of the most famous sights, and also learn about the fascinating history that has made Prague a unique destination throughout the ages. Crossing Charles Bridge, your guide will tell you all the stories of the past as you head up to Lesser Town, where the tour finishes.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 3 hours

Day 5

Day 5 - Your First Full Day in Prague

Strahov Library and New World Private Tour

Experience the Life Monastic

Included in your vacation package price.

You'll love learning more about the cultural history of the Strahov Monastery, which was established in 12th century. You may recognize the library's impressive halls from Hollywood blockbusters such as Casino Royale and From Hell. After exploring the meditative temple, you can enjoy a glass of craft beer in the Strahov Brewery, and classic Czech dishes. If you are not a fan of beer, you may enjoy a cup of coffee or tea at New World, a little town within Prague Castle, where time seems to stand still.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 3 hours

Fine Czech Art, Indoors and Outside

Suggestion to explore on your own

Art lovers should visit the National Gallery's buildings. The newly renovated main building's permanent exhibition focuses on Czech fine artists. Around the corner you will find DOX Gallery, with a full program of exhibitions by contemporary artists. In the city center we recommend Mucha's Museum, dedicated to the most Art Nouveau artist, Alphonse Mucha. You can also visit the Kinsky Palace, with its collection of masterpieces from the renaissance to present day. For tips on unusual monuments and street art, visit our blog.

Fine Czech Art, Indoors and Outside

Day 6

Day 6 - Your Second Full Day in Prague

World War II Group Tour

World War II Group Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Revisit the battlegrounds of the Old Town, and witness the power of Nazi propaganda. You'll explore the last hideout of Prague's resistance, within the Old Town's underground tunnels, and see previously hidden documentary evidence of the resistance's courageous actions. You'll meet the few brave men flown in from Britain to assassinate the Nazi "Butcher of Prague," Reinhard Heydrich. The governor of the former Czechoslovakia, Heydrich was the Holocaust's main architect, and led both the Gestapo and the SS' intelligence service.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 2 hours 30 minutes

For Art and History Lovers

Suggestion to explore on your own

Prague is so full of fascinating sights that it's easy to miss some of the best. For a little bit of peace and quiet, visit the Convent of Saint Anges of Bohemia, where you can find an exhibition on medieval art, and can find tranquility in the gardens, decorated by contemporary Czech sculptures. Our second tip is the Clementinum, a large complex of chapels and other buildings that collectively host the National Library. You can join one of the daily guided tours, or take in a concert in the Mirror Chapel. For more information visit the website: https://www.klementinum.com/en/

For Art and History Lovers

Day 7

Day 7 - Traveling to Vienna by Train

Today, you'll have a lovely train ride from Prague to Vienna. As there are a number of trains running throughout the day, you can depart either in the morning or the afternoon for the roughly 5-hour trip. We'll arrange standard class tickets based on the train time of your choice and have a driver transfer you from your accommodation to the Prague train station. We can also arrange first class tickets for an additional fee though in our experience there is little difference, other than proximity to the dining car if available, between the two types of carriage. If you'd like a bit more comfort and flexibility, a private transfer can be arranged for an additional fee. This will save a bit of travel time and offers door-to-door service. You would also have the option of stopping for lunch and to taste the local wines in Mikulov, in the heart of the Moravian wine region close to the border with Austria.

You can upgrade your transfer

Upgrade to Vienna by Private Transfer with a Stop in Wachau
Vienna by Private Transfer with a Stop in Wachau

Upgrade for an additional cost
We also offer the following excursions in Prague

Beer Spa Private Experience
Light1 hour
Beer and Czech Tapas Small Group Tour
Light4 hours
Bohemian Paradise Private Day Trip
Strenuous9 hours
Bohemian Vineyards and Wine Tasting Group Tour
Light7 hours

2 Nights in Vienna

2 Nights in Vienna

3 days in Vienna
3 days in Vienna

2 Nights in Vienna

Vienna is a timeless city of high culture, grand cafes, breathtaking architecture and more, all set on the banks of the majestic Danube River. The moment you set foot in the city you’ll see why Vienna’s center is on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Often regarded as the world capital of music, Vienna is the place where Beethoven and Mozart made history. Even today a visit to the opera or a classical music performance at one of the city’s sublime concert halls is an unforgettable experience. Stephansplatz, Vienna's main square, is dominated by the impressive eponymous gothic St. Stephen's Cathedral. Inside you’ll find a rich collection of artistic treasures, and the view from the tower is well worth the climb, offering amazing views over the city. But the cathedral is only one of the most visible attractions in Vienna. You won’t want to miss the magnificent Schonbrunn Palace and the imperial Hofburg Palace. Explore the city on foot, in a car, or by bike: the choice is yours. If you’d like to go farther afield you can even take a river cruise to nearby Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, or a bike trip to local wineries. But you don’t have to leave Vienna to have a wonderful time. Simply strolling through the pedestrian zones in the city center and stopping for a coffee and a slice of cake make for a truly enjoyable vacation.

Vienna is a timeless city of high culture, grand cafes, breathtaking architecture and more, all set on the banks of the majestic Danube River. The moment you set foot in the city you’ll see why Vienna’s center is on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Often regarded as the world capital of music, Vienna is the place where Beethoven and Mozart made history. Even today a visit to the opera or a classical music performance at one of the city’s sublime concert halls is an unforgettable experience. Stephansplatz, Vienna's main square, is dominated by the impressive eponymous gothic St. Stephen's Cathedral. Inside you’ll find a rich collection of artistic treasures, and the view from the tower is well worth the climb, offering amazing views over the city. But the cathedral is only one of the most visible attractions in Vienna. You won’t want to miss the magnificent Schonbrunn Palace and the imperial Hofburg Palace. Explore the city on foot, in a car, or by bike: the choice is yours. If you’d like to go farther afield you can even take a river cruise to nearby Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, or a bike trip to local wineries. But you don’t have to leave Vienna to have a wonderful time. Simply strolling through the pedestrian zones in the city center and stopping for a coffee and a slice of cake make for a truly enjoyable vacation.

Day 7

Day 7 - Arrival in Vienna

A driver will greet you at Vienna's Hauptbahnhof Train Station and take you to your accommodations.

Day 8

Day 8 - Your First Full Day in Vienna

Vienna Private Walking Tour

Classic and Hidden Gems of Vienna

Included in your vacation package price.

Tour Vienna's Old Town and listen to captivating stories from one of our local guides on this special excursion. The tour includes a perfect blend of old and new, from historic buildings to modern architecture, and insider info on places to eat and drink. This private English-language walking tour not only offers a great introduction to the city, but also delves deep into the city's amazing history, from the darkest hours to the brightest moments.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 2 hours 30 minutes

Vienna's Luxurious Side

Suggestion to explore on your own

Vienna has a host of surprises for bon vivants and all those who prefer the finer things in life. And it wouldn’t be Vienna if the extravagance were not accompanied by a hint of the city’s typical charm: Shop at the flagship stores of international luxury brands, or at the official purveyors for the former imperial court. Dine in a Michelin-starred restaurant. Seek exclusive insights at museums or purchase art at palace auctions. Vienna offers many possibilities for those wishing to be pampered. Ask your local representative for recommendations and directions.

Vienna's Luxurious Side
Schönbrunn Palace Dinner and Concert

Schönbrunn Palace Dinner and Concert

Included in your vacation package price.

Running for over 600 feet and more than 30 feet wide, Schönbrunn's Orangery is the second largest in the world, only exceeded by Versailles'. Embrace Vienna's high culture here with a three-course dinner and some of Mozart and Strauss' most beloved pieces, performed by the Schönbrunn Palace Orchestra and the Schönbrunn Palace Ensemble. This is a great way to enjoy one of the city's most historic concert halls, but if you're looking for the best of the city's dining or classical music scene, we recommend going elsewhere, as this event mostly draws crowds of tourists.


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 4 hours 15 minutes

Day 9

Day 9 - Traveling to Salzburg by Train

A number of trains run daily between Vienna and Salzburg, so we'll arrange tickets with seat reservations on the train of your choice. A driver will also be provided to transfer you from your Vienna accommodation to the Vienna Westbahnhof railway station. We included a standard train ticket class but if you'd prefer, we can arrange an update for the 1st class for a small additional fee. The journey takes around 3 hours.

You can upgrade your transfer

Upgrade to Salzburg by Private Transfer with a Stop in Hallstatt
Salzburg by Private Transfer with a Stop in Hallstatt

Upgrade for an additional cost
We also offer the following excursions in Vienna

Art Nouveau in Vienna Private Tour
Light2 hours 30 minutes
Countryside Winery Tour with Dinner
Easy5 hours 30 minutes
Driving and Walking Private Combo Tour
Light5 hours
Good Evening Vienna Small Group Tour
Light4 hours

3 Nights in Salzburg

3 Nights in Salzburg

4 days in Salzburg
4 days in Salzburg

3 Nights in Salzburg

With its perfectly preserved UNESCO-listed Old Town, Salzburg is internationally renowned for its baroque architecture. Add in the alpine backdrop and you’ve got a city that makes for an unforgettable vacation. The imposing Salzburg Cathedral and Hohensalzburg Fortress dominate the skyline, while in the center you’ll find plenty of grand cafes and fine restaurants. Salzburg’s two biggest claims to fame are that it was the birthplace of Mozart and the stage for the timeless musical The Sound of Music. But there’s more than just history here. Today the city is a vibrant destination for travelers looking for a mix of classic culture and modern flair. Strolling through Salzburg is one of the great pleasures of Europe. The local cuisine is hearty and there are more than enough restaurants, bars, and cafes to keep you busy. Beer lovers shouldn’t miss sampling a stein or two of delicious local brew at the Augustiner brewery. But there is so much to see in the surrounding region that no visit to the city is complete without a day trip or two. You could tour the pristine countryside and visit the stunning Hellbrunn Palace. History buffs will want to venture farther afield to visit Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest perched high in the German Alps in Berchtesgaden.

With its perfectly preserved UNESCO-listed Old Town, Salzburg is internationally renowned for its baroque architecture. Add in the alpine backdrop and you’ve got a city that makes for an unforgettable vacation. The imposing Salzburg Cathedral and Hohensalzburg Fortress dominate the skyline, while in the center you’ll find plenty of grand cafes and fine restaurants. Salzburg’s two biggest claims to fame are that it was the birthplace of Mozart and the stage for the timeless musical The Sound of Music. But there’s more than just history here. Today the city is a vibrant destination for travelers looking for a mix of classic culture and modern flair. Strolling through Salzburg is one of the great pleasures of Europe. The local cuisine is hearty and there are more than enough restaurants, bars, and cafes to keep you busy. Beer lovers shouldn’t miss sampling a stein or two of delicious local brew at the Augustiner brewery. But there is so much to see in the surrounding region that no visit to the city is complete without a day trip or two. You could tour the pristine countryside and visit the stunning Hellbrunn Palace. History buffs will want to venture farther afield to visit Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest perched high in the German Alps in Berchtesgaden.

Day 9

Day 9 - Arrival in Salzburg

Upon your arrival in Salzburg a driver will meet you at the train station and bring you to your hotel.

Day 10

Day 10 - Your First Full Day in Salzburg

Salzburg Private Walking Tour

Salzburg Private Walking Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Discover the beauty of Mozart's hometown as an experienced guide leads you on a walk through the UNESCO-listed city of Salzburg. Your walk includes all the sightseeing highlights, such Mozart's birthplace and residence, the Getreidegasse, Cathedral, Residenz Palace, and Mirabell Palace, with its splendid gardens. If you come across anywhere you'd like to spend more time and go inside, your expert local guide will tailor the tour to your interests.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 2 hours

A Journey into Other Worlds

Suggestion to explore on your own

Gain a greater appreciation and understanding of Salzburg's history, art, and nature by visiting its museums. Get a glimpse into some of the city's treasures, such as Mozart's Birthplace and other institutions dedicated to the world's most famous composer. The Marionette Museum and the "Neue Residenz" await you with more thematic exhibitions. Great readers may discover museums dedicated to local but world-known writers. Don't leave these discoveries for a rainy day!

A Journey into Other Worlds

Day 11

Day 11 - Your Second Full Day in Salzburg

Concert in the Mirabell Palace

Concert in the Mirabell Palace

Enjoy a true musical treat during your stay in Salzburg. The Mirabell Palace's grandiose Baroque-style Marble Hall awaits connoisseurs and enthusiasts of classical music almost daily. Apart from Mozart, you'll hear pieces from other greats, such as Schubert, Vivaldi, and Beethoven. Experience the talent of soloists and ensembles dedicated to sharing Salzburg's musical spirit and heritage.


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 1 hour 30 minutes

Bavarian Mountains Group Tour

Storytelling Mountains

Included in your vacation package price.

What an abundance of thrilling history! Discover the mountains embracing Salzburg near and far. Take it leisurely and become a salt miner for a day or learn about the darkest side of history via visiting the Eagle's Nest. All these are possible on half-day trips.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 4 hours

Day 12

Day 12 - Traveling to Munich by Train

You are off to the traditional Bavarian capital of Munich today. Relax, it's an easy 1.5-hour train journey, and there are a variety of trains running throughout the day. We'll book second class tickets on the train of your choice and arrange for a driver to pick you up from your accommodations and take you to the Salzburg train station. An upgrade to first class tickets or a private transfer is available for an additional fee.

You can upgrade your transfer

Upgrade to Munich by Private Transfer with a Stop at Neuschwanstein Castle
Munich by Private Transfer with a Stop at Neuschwanstein Castle

Upgrade for an additional cost
We also offer the following excursions in Salzburg

Apple Strudel and Salzburger Nockerl Small Group Cooking Class
Light1 hour 30 minutes
Bavarian Alps & Eagle's Nest Private Tour
Light8 hours
Berchtesgaden Salt Mine Group Tour
Light4 hours
Dinner and Mozart Concert at the Hohensalzburg Fortress
Easy3 hours 30 minutes

3 Nights in Munich

3 Nights in Munich

4 days in Munich
4 days in Munich

3 Nights in Munich

With its traditional beer halls, designer shops, trendy restaurants and international business, Munich is a mix of old and new, German and cosmopolitan. Largely rebuilt after World War II, the city still retains its old world charm, even in the midst of expansion and modernization. You’ve probably heard of the city’s world famous Oktobertfest, a once-in-a-lifetime party dedicated to that incredible Bavarian beer along with some of the local delicacies, including tasty schnitzel. But there’s much more to Munich than drinking, and on your holiday you’ll have the chance to discover the best this charming city has to offer. Don’t miss out on the beer halls and the breweries, but be sure to get off the beaten path to discover a Munich of your own. Much of the city’s past centers around World War II, and there are several ways you can explore this chapter of Munich’s history, including a day trip to the Dachau concentration camp and a special tour focusing on Hitler and the local activities of the Third Reich. Munich is also a center of industry and there is nowhere better to experience this than BMW World. Moving slightly farther afield, Neuschwanstein Castle makes the perfect day trip, perched high in the hills over a verdant valley. Munich’s variety means there’s more than enough to satisfy even the most diverse groups of travelers. Let your curiosity guide you as you explore this unique German city.

With its traditional beer halls, designer shops, trendy restaurants and international business, Munich is a mix of old and new, German and cosmopolitan. Largely rebuilt after World War II, the city still retains its old world charm, even in the midst of expansion and modernization. You’ve probably heard of the city’s world famous Oktobertfest, a once-in-a-lifetime party dedicated to that incredible Bavarian beer along with some of the local delicacies, including tasty schnitzel. But there’s much more to Munich than drinking, and on your holiday you’ll have the chance to discover the best this charming city has to offer. Don’t miss out on the beer halls and the breweries, but be sure to get off the beaten path to discover a Munich of your own. Much of the city’s past centers around World War II, and there are several ways you can explore this chapter of Munich’s history, including a day trip to the Dachau concentration camp and a special tour focusing on Hitler and the local activities of the Third Reich. Munich is also a center of industry and there is nowhere better to experience this than BMW World. Moving slightly farther afield, Neuschwanstein Castle makes the perfect day trip, perched high in the hills over a verdant valley. Munich’s variety means there’s more than enough to satisfy even the most diverse groups of travelers. Let your curiosity guide you as you explore this unique German city.

Day 12

Day 12 - Arrival in Munich

You will be greeted at Munich Hauptbahnhof when you arrive and brought to your central accommodations.

Day 13

Day 13 - Your First Full Day in Munich

Munich Private Walking Tour

Munich Private Walking Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

See Munich's key historical sites, most beautiful churches, and most famous beer halls. This tour won't ignore the more sinister aspects of 20th century Nazi history, but also you'll see the better sides of this lovely city, hearing the best stories and most interesting facts as you go.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 2 hours

Sights to See on Your Own

Suggestion to explore on your own

Munich was the birthplace of the Nazi Party and the home of its headquarters, so there’s some dark history that can be delved into here. We suggest visiting beer halls that hosted the first small gatherings of the fanatics who one day would lead the Third Reich, and the places where Hitler made his first major speeches. You can then explore the official Nazi headquarters and the buildings that bear the scars of the Second World War, such as the former Führerbau (Leader's Building) or the former Gestapo (secret police) headquarters.

Day 14

Day 14 - Your Second Full Day in Munich

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Group Tour

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Group Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

The Dachau Concentration Camp was the very first permanent camp, and operated until the very last days of WWII, when it was liberated by Japanese-American troops. After the war, it was used to house Nazi prisoners, refugees, and even American soldiers. Your guide will give you a comprehensive tour of the entire area, including the surviving buildings, the museum exhibition center, and a cinema, where you'll watch an English-language documentary.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 5 hours

Munich's Jewish Heritage

Suggestion to explore on your own

Munich has Germany’s second largest Jewish community, after Berlin. Counterintuitively, many homeless Jews came to Munich after World War II, finding it a safer place with its American soldiers, than some lands further to the east, and many more arrived from the former Soviet Union after it broke up, followed by the current wave of well-educated Israelis. This colorful, cosmopolitan community is worth exploring, as is the community that preceded it and Nazism. We can recommend the city’s Jewish landmarks, and the restaurant home to the region's best kosher cuisine.

Day 15

Day 15 - Departure Day

Based on your departure time, a driver will pick you up from your accommodation and take you to Munich's airport.

We also offer the following excursions in Munich

Bavarian Alps Private Hiking Tour
Moderate9 hours
Bavarian Beer Group Tour
Moderate3 hours 30 minutes
Bavarian Food & Beer Private Tour
Light3 hours
Best of Munich and Haidhausen Private Tour
Light3 hours
What's Included

Here are all the services provided as part of your complete vacation package. See what every JayWay trip includes.
Please let us know if you'd like to upgrade any transfers or add any additional tours or excursions to your itinerary.

Berlin

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Berlin Airport Transfer
Berlin City Group Tour
Potsdam, City of Kings: 6-hour Private Walking Tour
Berlin - Prague Train Tickets 2nd Class

Prague

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Prague Train Station Transfer
Prague Private Walking Tour
Strahov Library and New World Private Tour
World War II Group Tour
Prague Train Station Transfer
Prague - Vienna Train Ticket

Vienna

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Vienna Hauptbahnhof Train Station Transfer
Vienna Private Walking Tour
Schönbrunn Palace Dinner and Concert
Vienna - Salzburg Train
Vienna Westbahnhof Train Station Transfer

Salzburg

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Salzburg Train Station Transfer
Salzburg Private Walking Tour
Bavarian Mountains Group Tour
Salzburg - Munich Train
Salzburg Train Station Transfer

Munich

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Munich Train Station Transfer
Munich Private Walking Tour
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Group Tour
Munich Airport Transfer
The package excludes:

  • Flights to and from Europe.
  • Tips for Tour Guides, Drivers and Local Reps.
  • Meals (other than breakfast if included in room rate and meals listed as included in food tours and excursions, unless explicitly stated otherwise).
  • Parking fees for your Rental Car (if you are booking one with us) unless otherwise indicated. Some hotels provide free parking facilities.
  • Travel Insurance. See the insurance link on our website
Benefits of Traveling with JayWay

A JayWay vacation is more than the sum of its parts. Our team work tirelessly to ensure your experience is memorable for all the right reasons. Your trip is personalized to maximize your enjoyment. You're taken care of every step of the way.

A Travel Advisor who speaks your language
We will make sure that all your requirements and interests are taken into account in preparing your itinerary.
A totally tailored itinerary for your vacation
Your trip is customized for you by  an experienced trip planner and an expert on the region.
A choice of hand-picked hotels and excursions
We've personally inspected and tested all the hotels and local tour providers we work with to ensure quality.
Detailed pre-trip preparation to make the most of every day
Your Europe-based Tour Manager will be in touch by email and phone a month before you arrive to finalize timings.
On-trip Concierge Service to smooth out any bumps in the road
Your tour manager is at your service throughout your journey. We'll provide a local SIM so you can stay connected.
Personalized Guest Page to make sure you're not missing out
Packed with detailed information and recommendations curated by locals on the best things to do, see and eat.

Glowing Reviews from Our Guests

4.9 / 5
Average of our Guest's Ratings of vacation packages including these destinations
Review by Lynette, Robert, Jordan & Katelyn
Lynette, Robert, Jordan & Katelyn
Arizona

JayWay Travel made our trip very relaxing and enjoyable. We did not have to worry about one thing! All arrangements were perfectly planned. The extra bonus of the local rep in each location was impressive! They provided recommendations, answered questions promptly and communicated very well.

JayWay Travel made our trip very relaxing and enjoyable. We did not have to worry about one thing! All arrangements were perfectly planned. The extra bonus of the local rep in each location was impressive! They provided recommendations, answered questions promptly and communicated very well.

Year : 2022
Visited : Czech Republic, Austria, Greece
Itinerary : Prague, Salzburg, Vienna, Skiathos, Santorini, Athens
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2022
Visited : Czech Republic, Austria, Greece
Itinerary : Prague, Salzburg, Vienna, Skiathos, Santorini, Athens
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by Bill & Sandra
Bill & Sandra

If you want to experience Europe to the fullest, JayWay Travel is the way to go. They are extremely professional and highly efficient. They will guarantee you are totally satisfied. We are over the top happy we chose them. 5 Star all the way!!

If you want to experience Europe to the fullest, JayWay Travel is the way to go. They are extremely professional and highly efficient. They will guarantee you are totally satisfied. We are over the top happy we chose them. 5 Star all the way!!

Year : 2022
Visited : Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland
Itinerary : Budapest, Vienna, Salzburg, Cesky Krumlov, Prague, Karlovy Vary, Dresden, Berlin, Nuremberg, Munich, Frankfurt, Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn, Helsinki
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2022
Visited : Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland
Itinerary : Budapest, Vienna, Salzburg, Cesky Krumlov, Prague, Karlovy Vary, Dresden, Berlin, Nuremberg, Munich, Frankfurt, Vilnius, Riga, Tallinn, Helsinki
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by Mike & Annette
Mike & Annette
Illinois

JayWay Travel had a tremendous attention to every detail; was very flexible in planning a custom trip.

JayWay Travel had a tremendous attention to every detail; was very flexible in planning a custom trip.

Year : 2022
Visited : Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary
Itinerary : Munich, Salzburg, Prague, Vienna, Budapest
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2022
Visited : Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary
Itinerary : Munich, Salzburg, Prague, Vienna, Budapest
Rating :
5 / 5
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