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Germany, 8 Days

In the footsteps of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in Munich, Berchtesgaden, Salzburg, Vienna and Prague

Tour-Code:
 GER - 40108


  • Itinerary

    Day1: Arrival at Munich, capital of Bavaria and third largest city of Germany. Meet your tour host accompanying the tour at all times. Time permitting go on a bus tour of the city. See Munich's famous sights and places such as Marienplatz square with the old and the new town hall, Glockenspiel and the city's landmark, the Cathedral of Our Dear Lady. Pass Nymphenburg Palace with Royal Gardens and the Amalienburg hunting lodge, the Alte und Neue Pinakothek painting galleries and Odeonsplatz Square. Overnight stay in Munich.

    Day 2: Continue to Berchtesgaden. A boat takes you to the pilgrimage Church of St. Bartholomew on Konigsee, a fjord-like lake known for its beautiful blue waters. Take in the magnificent scenery of the tranquil lake and snow-covered Mount Watzmann in the back. Visit to St. Bartholomew's Church and its red domed roofs. Go on to the oldest enzian distillery for a tasting of the spirit made of gentian roots. A tour of the nearby salt mine takes you down funiculars, slides for a raft ride on the underground salt lake. Continue to Salzburg, Austria, birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In the evening, opportunity to shop in the famous shopping district 'Getreidegasse'. Check in to hotel for two nights.

    Day 3: Salzburg. Explore World Heritage Site Salzburg in a tour of the city. Start at the Franciscan Church and St. Peter's Church. Go on to Mirabell Palace with its famous gardens featured in 'The Sound of Music'. Walk uphill to Hohensalzburg Castle for a panoramic view of the city. Visit Mozart's Birth House in Getreidegasse 9 and Hellbrunn Palace, a Baroque villa with extensive gardens and parks in the south of Salzburg. Opportunity, as available, to attend a concert in the evening. Return to hotel.

    Day 4: Continue to Vienna. Starting at St. Stephen's Cathedral - landmark of Vienna's old town - take a walking tour of the city. Walk along the 'Graben' to St. Peter's Church. Pass the famous Café Demel to Michaelerplatz square. Visit the winter residence of the Habsburgs Hofburg with the treasury and the imperial apartments. A sightseeing tour takes you along Ringstrasse to Parliament, town hall, Burgtheater and the Vienna State Opera. Visit the Baroque Church of St. Charles. Continue to Joseph Square for a visit of the Austrian National Library with its impressive State Hall. Go on to Stallburg and end the tour at the Imperial Crypt of the House of Habsburg. Return to hotel.

    Day 5: Vienna. In the afternoon, short trip to Schonbrunn Palace, the summer residence of the Habsburgs. Visit the imperial apartments Maria Theresa had exquisitely furnished and stroll to the main sights of the extensive park. Continue to Belvedere. Prince Eugene of Savoy had the park landscape with its two magnificent Baroque palaces built as a summer residence. The impressive Upper Belvedere has a view of the old town. Free time for a stroll along Karntner Strasse to shop or a visit to one of Vienna's many coffee houses. Opportunity, as available, to attend a concert in the evening. Return to hotel.

    Day 6: Continue to Prague, Czech Republic. Go on a guided sightseeing tour of the Castle District Hradcany and the Lesser Town. Start at Prague Castle, past St. Vitus' Cathedral and St. George's Basilica to Golden Lane with its bookshops and row houses where Franz Kafka lived for a short while. The surrounding Castle Gardens are worthwhile for a beautiful view of Prague beneath. Continue down the terraces of Hradcany to the grand complex Wallenstein Palace. Go on to 'Lesser Town' mala straná with St. Nicholas' Church, built by architect Christoph Dientzenhofer in the unique Prague Baroque style. Cross the famous Charles Bridge with its 30 statues, the most famous of which is Czech National Saint John of Nepomuk. Pass the Old Town Bridge Tower, the high-gothic tower at the eastern end of Charles Bridge. End the tour at Wenceslas Square and the National Museum. Check in to hotel for two nights.

    Day 7: Prague. Sightseeing and walking tour in the footsteps of the Reformer Jan Hus starting at the Church of St. Mary of the Snow, Prague's highest sacral building, to the Gothic new town hall building at Charles square. Go on to the House of Jan Hus, site of the Evangelical Church of the Czech Brethren, cross the street Na Prikope 'on the moat' separating the Old Town Quarter and the New. From the Powder Tower, used for storing gunpowder, continue to the old town square with the Jan Hus Memorial. Stroll around the square to see Týn Church with its characteristic spires, St. Nicholas Church and the old town hall with its Astronomical Clock. In the afternoon, take part in a guided tour of the Jewish Quarter with Europe's oldest synagogue, small shops and the only Jewish town hall outside Israel. Go on to the Jewish Cemetery, one of the few remaining sites of Prague's Jewish ghetto, to St. James' Church. End the tour in the footsteps of Jan Hus Bethlehem Chapel, center of the Reformation movement under Jan Hus and the place where he held his sermons. Opportunity, as available, to attend a concert in the evening. Return to hotel.

    Day 8: Prague. Visit to Prague Castle. Bus transfer to airport.

    (subject to alterations)

  • Tour includes

    Accompanying (English-speaking) tour host, coach rides and day trips in a modern long-distance coach, experienced driver, and accommodation in mid-price hotels, double rooms with ensuite bathroom; breakfast and dinner, guided tours by trained local tour guides, maps and informative material.

  • Not included

    Tips, admission fees, beverages, personal expenses, possible increases in fuel prices.