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High Culture and History in Central Europe

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 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.

3 Nights in Berlin

3 Nights in Berlin

3 Nights in Berlin

A vibrant cosmopolitan city that’s rich in history and contemporary culture, Berlin is a place that is constantly evolving. From the ruins of World War II to the Cold War division of the Berlin wall, Berlin has always emerged intact. The largest city in Germany and the capital of the country, this is a sprawling city that fortunately has excellent public transportation, both above and below ground. 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, and each of them has 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 a place that is constantly evolving. From the ruins of World War II to the Cold War division of the Berlin wall, Berlin has always emerged intact. The largest city in Germany and the capital of the country, this is a sprawling city that fortunately has excellent public transportation, both above and below ground. 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, and each of them has 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 airport and have transport arranged to your centrally located accommodation.

Day 2

Day 2 - Your First Full Day in Berlin

City Walking Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Today you'll be taking a group walking tour. You’ll stroll down Berlin's royal boulevard and retrace the city's evolution from a pagan fishing village into the capital of Prussia, a centre of the Enlightenment under Frederick the Great, the scene of occupation by Napoleon, and the capital of Bismarck's German empire. Your guide will help you discover the brilliant memorial for the Nazi book burning close to where Marx studied and Albert Einstein taught. Walk across the final battlefield of WWII and find out how the peculiar events surrounding the Reichstag fire led to the Nazis' rise to power in 1933. Stand at the site of Hitler's bunker: an in-depth account of the claustrophobic last days spent inside, Hitler's suicide, the fate of his remains and what became of the bunker itself. Explore the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe and get the inside story behind the incredible controversy surrounding it.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 4 hours

20th Century Berlin History Day

Suggestion to explore on your own

Berlin is full of museums of art and history but there are two we recommend highly, the Berlin Wall Museum and the German History Museum. Why not explore their very informative exhibitions today? The Berlin Wall Memorial is an open-air stretch of 1.4 kilometers of the wall. At Bernauer Strasse, you’ll find the graffiti-covered wall as well as a proper museum that’s full of historical insight. The German History Museum, on the gorgeous and historical avenue Unter den Linden is the most impressive authority on the history of the German nation. You’ll find an incredible collection of art and artefacts from throughout history but the most resonant for most visitors is the section devoted to the 20th century. The permanent collection is huge, and there are also regular exhibitions.

Day 3

Day 3 - Your Second Full Day in Berlin

Cold War Walking Tour

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

Berlin was one of the epicenters of the Cold War, a city where world powers came together in an uncomfortable balance of power. Today you’ll step back in time into the Cold War world, with a four-hour walking tour that will show you all the city’s historical highlights, including the Berlin Wall, the Palace of Tears, the Soviet Embassy and its hidden areas, as well as Checkpoint Charlie. Your local guide will make the past come to life as you learn all the mysteries of the Iron Curtain. The meeting point is 10am at the McDonald's opposite the main entrance to Zoologischer Garten Station.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 4 hours

Potsdam Bus Tour

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

Potsdam is a cultural and architectural epicenter that’s well worth a visit. So today we recommend a 4.5-hour bus tour to explore the best that Potsdam has to offer. You’ll see the historic sections of the city and enjoy a walk through the impressive gardens of Sanssouci, where there are plenty of places to relax and areas to explore. The bus departs at 10am from Kurfuerstendamm 216.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 4.5 Hours

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, much more economically than a transfer service, so we haven’t included that in your package but can do should you wish. Your package includes second class tickets with seat reservations, upgrades to first are available but are much more expensive. For the chance to visit another city on your journey, choose our private transfer option. Your driver will pick you up in Berlin and deliver you to your centrally located Prague accommodation. Along the way however, you'll enjoy a stop in the beautiful and historic city of Dresden, about halfway between Prague and Berlin.

You can upgrade your transfer

Prague by Private Transfer with a Stop in Dresden

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We also offer the following excursions in Berlin

Beer and Breweries Private Tour
Moderate3 hours
Berlin Food Crawl Private Tour
Moderate3 hours 30 minutes
Berlin Private City Tour by Car
Easy3 hours
Berlin Private Walking Tour
Moderate3 hours

3 Nights in Prague

3 Nights 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 all in standing in the magnificent Old Town Square and admiring the craftsmanship of its 600-year old astronomical clock. From exploring the 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, which is evident on every street, including 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 all in standing in the magnificent Old Town Square and admiring the craftsmanship of its 600-year old astronomical clock. From exploring the 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, which is evident on every street, including 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.

Day 5

Day 5 - Your First Full Day in Prague

Get to Know Prague on a City Walking Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Prague's main historic sights are situated on the so-called Royal Route between the Old Town and Prague Castle, crossing the river on the Charles Bridge. To make the most of your visit, we will book a private walking tour to put you in touch with all the history and romanticism of this wonderful city. As the tour ends in the courtyard of Prague Castle, you might want to continue the day by following one of the tour routes in the castle.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 3 hours

Experience the Life Monastic

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

One of the most breathtaking interiors in the city is to be found at the Strahov Monastery. The halls of the library here have featured in several Hollywood films. After feasting your eyes you'll have the chance to feast on some Czech classics and brewed on-site beer at the monastery brewery.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 2 hours 30 minutes

Day 6

Day 6 - Your Second Full Day in Prague

Explore Bohemia on a Day Trip from Prague

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Take a break from the city and get out into the Bohemian countryside. Head east or west on your pick of two very different day trips. Two hours to the north, close to the German border is the ornate spa town of Karlovy Vary, or Carlsbad to its neighbors. With elegant colonnades, luxury and medicinal spas, a local herbal liquor distillery and a crystal factory, there's plenty to fill your day here! If you'd prefer a shorter journey and a more traditional Bohemian town then we'd recommend UNESCO-listed Kutna Hora. It's best-known for its "bone church," the Sedlec Ossuary, but is actually listed for its beautiful historic Old Town, St. Barbara's cathedral and the Italian court, once the royal mint, due to the now-exhausted silver mines in the area.

Karlovy Vary Private Day Trip

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Enjoy a trip to the legendary spa town Karlovy Vary. Hot springs were discovered here in 14th century by King Charles IV. Your private driver and tour guide will pick you up at your accommodation in Prague and drive you about two hours to Karlovy Vary. On the way to Karlovy Vary you will stop in a nearby castle Loket, which was built in 13th century and where Casino Royale was filmed. At the end of the day you'll be driven back to Prague.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 9 hours

Kutna Hora Private Day Trip

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Take a trip to Kutna Hora, the medieval center of silver-mining and once the second richest town in the Czech Kingdom. The variety of architectural monuments and its well-preserved town center reflects its ancient fame and wealth. During your walk you will visit the gothic cathedral of St. Barbara and also one of the most interesting burial places in the world. Kutna Hora has been registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1995 and on this excursion you'll see why.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 6 hours

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

Vienna by Private Transfer with a Stop in Lednice Valtice

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

A la Carte Dinner Cruise
Light3 hours
Beer Spa Private Experience
Light1 hour
Beer and Czech Tapas Small Group Tour
Light4 hours
Bohemian Flavors and Neighborhoods Small Group Tour
Light4 hours

2 Nights in Vienna

2 Nights 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 the Vienna train station and take you to your accommodation.

Day 8

Day 8 - Your First Full Day in Vienna

Get to know Vienna on a walking tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Today you'll be enjoying an all-in-one group Vienna walking tour of Vienna's historical old town, covering all the best sights and stories. Your guide will recount a wide range of stories spanning from Vienna's medieval, renaissance, WWII, and modern day Vienna on this entertaining & interactive stress free walking tour exposing the city's best kept secrets.


For additional fee, we can also arrange for a private walking or driving tour.


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 1 Hour

Baroque Beauty: Visiting Schonbrunn Palace

Suggestion to explore on your own

Whether you’re a history buff, an architecture lover, or you’re just trying to get a full experience of Vienna, a visit to Schonbrunn Palace is a must. From the palatial gardens to the stunning Baroque architecture, this has long been one of the most popular tourist destinations in Vienna. You can get there simply on public transport, then arrange for a group tour, or explore on your own. The castle also hosts numerous short-term exhibitions and classical music concerts throughout the year, so be sure to check the schedule.

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 train station.

You can upgrade your transfer

Salzburg by Private Transfer

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

Art Nouveau in Vienna Private Tour
Light2 hours 30 minutes
City Bike Group Tour
Moderate3 hours
Concert in the Kursalon
Easy1 hour 30 minutes
Countryside Winery Tour with Dinner
Easy5 hours

3 Nights in Salzburg

3 Nights 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

Depending on where your accommodation is, we can have someone meet you at the train station and bring you to the accommodation.

Day 10

Day 10 - Your First Full Day in Salzburg

Group City Tour, then Mirabell Palace and Gardens

Included in your vacation package price.

Today you’ll be getting a first-hand look at some of the most significant sites in Salzburg, with a 1.5-hour group tour. The city is divided by the Salzach River, with the pedestrian Old City on its left bank and the 19th century New City on the right. Towering high above is the impressive Fortress Hohensalzburg. You’ll begin by meeting at Mirabellplatz, directly in front of St. Andra Church, then hop in a coach for the tour. Destinations include Mozart’s birthplace, the university, and several theatres. Your tour will conclude at the stately Mirabell Palace and Gardens, which were featured in The Sound of Music and were also the setting of high-ranking Nazi weddings. Built in Italian and French style in the early 17th century, Mirabell is a quiet diversion from the city, and one of Salzburg’s must-see sights.


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 1 hour

Day 11

Day 11 - Your Second Full Day in Salzburg

Sound of Music Group Tour, Scenic Hallstatt, or the WWII Eagles Nest

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

There is much to see just outside of Salzburg, so a day trip is certainly worth it. We suggest one of the following three excursions. The Sound of Music Tour will show you the sights most famously featured in the classic film. Alternatively, the scenic village of Hallstatt is a lovely excursion for a lakeside walk or hike and lunch in the quaint old town. And history buffs will get a thrill out of the Eagle’s Nest, an impressive chateau perched high atop the Kehltstein mountain, where Hitler took friends and visiting dignitaries.

Sound of Music Small Group Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

For film buffs, this is the perfect excursion and a unique way to explore Salzburg. You'll enjoy a wonderful ride with breathtaking views of the landscape where the opening scenes were filmed. Relax and listen to the original soundtrack as you soak up the scenery. Your English-speaking guide will not only show you the highlights of the film but also the historical and architectural landmarks in the city, as well as the picturesque Salzkammergut Lake District. It's a well-rounded tour that's full of fun and nostalgia.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 4 hours

Hallstatt Group Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Hallstatt... One of the world's most captivating lake side villages. Getting there through the picturesque Salzkammergut Lake District is already tuning you for an even more breathtaking beauty. Hear interesting and fun stories from your knowledgeable tour guide during the coach ride and dive into an individual discovery of Hallstatt. Enjoy benefits of participating this group tour and take the funicular up to the "World Heritage View", walk by the Mühlbach Waterfalls or spend your time with learning about history of Hallstatt in the local museum. Many restaurants are awaiting walk in guests with traditional plates. The time is yours!


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 5 hours 30 minutes

Eagle's Nest Group Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

A special kind of adventure awaits you on this excursion to Bavaria - Berchtesgaden. Drive along the Königsee River Valley, through the Bavarian Mountains you'll arrive at the highlight of your journey. A bus and elevator will bring you to the Eagle's Nest. The adventurous bus ride along the steep rock walls and deep gorges takes about 20 minutes. During the journey you will have a splendid view across the snowcapped peaks of the surrounding mountains. With the elevator you'll enter the Eagle's Nest where Hitler sometimes resided. Afterwards you'll have the chance to regain your strength with some tasty Bavarian specialties.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 4 hours 30 minutes

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 tickets on the train of your choice and arrange for a driver to pick you up from your accommodation and take you to the Salzburg train station.

We also offer the following excursions in Salzburg

Apple Strudel & Salzburger Nockerl Small Group Cooking Lesson Including Lunch
Light1 hour 30 minutes
Apple Strudel and Speck or Fresh Cheese Dumpling Small Group Cooking Lesson
Light1 hour 30 minutes
Bavarian Mountains Group Tour
Easy4 hours
Concert in the Mirabell Palace
Easy1 hour 30 minutes

3 Nights in Munich

3 Nights 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

When you arrive at Munich Hauptbahnhof you will easily find the station’s taxi rank signposted. We haven’t included a transfer here because in our experience meet & greet transfer services in Munich are overpriced, unreliable and the driver can be hard to locate in the vast station. Munich’s taxis are honest, reasonably priced and you’ll have no problem finding one at the station’s taxi rank, so you’ll save both time and money by taking one to your centrally located accommodation.

Day 13

Day 13 - Your First Full Day in Munich

Munich Group Walking Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

This excursion will introduce you to the magic of Munich, a city of many identities. Munich has been the playground of royalty and the common citizen alike. It has inspired artists, writers, architects, musicians, scientists, more than one madman, and many visitors. You'll see all the highlights including the key historical sites, the most beautiful churches, and the most famous beer halls. The tour won't ignore the more sinister aspects of 20th century Nazi history, but you'll see the better face of this lovely city also. For additional fee we can also arrange a private walking tour of the city.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 2,5 Hours

Day 14

Day 14 - Your Second Full Day in Munich

Neuschwanstein Castle Day Trip

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

One of the most impressive sites near Munich is the magnificent Neuschwanstein Castle. We recommend exploring it with a full-day excursion. You’ll travel by train about two hours from the city to the Old World town of Füssen in the foothills of the Alps, and head up to the castle’s lofty perch. Your guide will take you through the castle but also show you the best of the surrounding countryside, including breath-taking views and a beautiful lake. At the end of the day you’ll hop on the train back to Munich.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 9 hours

Experience WWII: Hitler and Third Reich Tour

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

Munich was the birthplace of the Nazi Party and the home of its headquarters, so there’s a volatile and mysterious history to explore here. We recommend doing so with a private 2.5-hour tour, including a local guide. You’ll see the 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. Then explore the official Nazi Headquarters and the buildings that bear the scars of the Second World War.


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 2 hours 30 minutes

Day 15

Day 15 - Departure Day

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

We also offer the following excursions in Munich

Bavarian Beer Group Tour
Easy3 hours 30 minutes
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Group Tour
Light5 hours
Munich Private Driving Tour
Easy3 hours
Munich Private Walking 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 Group City Tour
Berlin - Prague Train Tickets 2nd Class

Prague

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Prague Train Station Transfer
Prague Private Walking Tour
Prague Train Station Transfer
Prague - Vienna Train Ticket

Vienna

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Vienna Train Station Transfer
Vienna Group Walking Tour
Vienna - Salzburg Train
Vienna Train Station Transfer

Salzburg

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Salzburg Train Station Transfer
Classical Salzburg City Group Tour
Salzburg - Munich Train
Salzburg Train Station Transfer

Munich

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Munich Group Walking 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
Our local staff are at your service throughout your journey via the local prepaid cellphone which we provide.
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

Peter & Wendy

California

Turn-key travel planners with great in-country contacts and experience as well as exceptional planning expertise for a great overall travel experience.

Turn-key travel planners with great in-country contacts and experience as well as exceptional planning expertise for a great overall travel experience.

Year : 2019
Visited : Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic, Poland
Itinerary : Budapest, Vienna, Salzburg, Prague, Luther's Trip
Rating :
4.6 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic, Poland
Itinerary : Budapest, Vienna, Salzburg, Prague, Luther's Trip
Rating :
4.6 / 5

Maria & Gus

South Carolina

JayWay Travel is a first class experience! We were taken care of throughout the entire process (planning phase and the travel phase) A kind of boutique concierge service. I love the effort & detail JayWay Travel puts into their guest page, it's filled with so much valuable information.

JayWay Travel is a first class experience! We were taken care of throughout the entire process (planning phase and the travel phase) A kind of boutique concierge service. I love the effort & detail JayWay Travel puts into their guest page, it's filled with so much valuable information.

Year : 2018
Visited : Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary
Itinerary : Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2018
Visited : Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary
Itinerary : Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest
Rating :
5 / 5

Mary Sandra Runyan

Washington

JayWay Travel staff are professional, detailed, easy to work with, give the client the feeling that they are the most important thing in the world at that moment, set the confidence level very high that the traveler doesn't have to worry about anything - everything will be taken care of. The level of detail that's in the itinerary is amazing, never any doubt about what will take place. JayWay Travel is outstanding!! Don't stop what you're doing!

JayWay Travel staff are professional, detailed, easy to work with, give the client the feeling that they are the most important thing in the world at that moment, set the confidence level very high that the traveler doesn't have to worry about anything - everything will be taken care of. The level of detail that's in the itinerary is amazing, never any doubt about what will take place. JayWay Travel is outstanding!! Don't stop what you're doing!

Year : 2018
Visited : Poland, Czech Republic, Austria
Itinerary : Krakow, Prague, Cesky Krumlov, Salzburg, Vienna
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2018
Visited : Poland, Czech Republic, Austria
Itinerary : Krakow, Prague, Cesky Krumlov, Salzburg, Vienna
Rating :
5 / 5

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