Day 2: Salzburg
After breakfast, start exploring the city of Mozart and Sound of Music. Take in the sights on a Hop on – Hop off bus tour. Set your own pace, get on and off at any of the stops. This tour is the best way to see the important sights of the city. Make sure you cover Mirabell Palace, Mozart's Residence, Trinity Church, Horse Pond, Festival Halls, Hellbrunn Palace, Palace of Frohnburg, Nonnberg Abbey, and Mozart Square. Stroll through the streets in the in the Old Town and take a break at one of the numerous cafes. Make sure to buy some Mozartkugeln chocolate.
Once you’ve finished your tour continue to explore the Salzburg Christmas Market which is one of the oldest of its kind. This famous Advent market draws countless visitors every Christmas season, and is also very popular with the locals. Not least because of the shopping opportunities, traditional huts and unique atmosphere, along with specially designed lighting that stretches above the market stands like romantic stars across the night sky. The Christmas Market is open daily from November 22nd – December 26th from morning until evening. Overnight in Salzburg.
Day 3: Salzburg - Munich
Today it’s time to move on to Munich, the capital of Bavaria. Make your own way to Salzburg train station. Relax on the 2 hours train journey as it takes you through some amazing scenery and across the border from Austria to Germany. Once in Munich it’s only a short distance to the hotel. Spend the rest of the day exploring Munich. Overnight in Munich.
Day 4: Munich
After breakfast, begin your first day in the capital of Bavaria with a Hop on/off tour. Discover all the major sights of Munich aboard a double-decker bus. Highlights include City Hall in Marienplatz, Karlsplatz with Stachus, the Opera and the BMW World. In addition, the tour passes the Palace of Nymphenburg, the Olympic Grounds as well as the Siegestor near the English Garden. A complete tour lasts 2.5 hours.
Plenty of time now for Munich’s Christmas market in the Marienplatz in the city center. The Christmas Market still retains its traditional Bavarian character, showing a variety of handmade items available for purchase. Baked apples, gingerbread and more: There’s a range of culinary delicacies at the Christmas Market. Daily from 10am, the 160+ booths are open for visitor.
During the evening you can listen to Advent music, a glass of mulled wine in your hand - and really get into the mood for Christmas! The biggest attraction - literally - is the magnificent Christmas tree in front of the new town hall (Neues Rathaus): Around 2,500 candles lend the entire square a delightful Advent ambience. The Christmas Market is open daily from November 27th – December 24th from morning until evening. Overnight in Munich.
Day 5: Departure
Time to bid farewell to Munich. Make your way to Munich Airport.
Indepedent Tour Includes:
- 4 nights’ accommodation including breakfast
- 2 Hop on/off tours
- Train in comfort class from Munich Airport to Salzburg
- Train in comfort class from Salzburg to Munich
Optional tours in Stalzburg
- Salzburg Card, 2 Days
- Mozart Public City Tour, 2.5h
- The Original Sound of Music Public Tour, 4h
- Salzbergwerk Salt Mines Public Tour, 4h
- Salzkammergut, Lakes and Mountains Public Tour, 5h
Optional tours in Munich
- Munich by Night Public Tour, 4.5h
- Dachau Memorial Site Public Tour, 6.5h
- Salzburg & Lake District Public Tour, 11h
- Berchtesgaden & Eagle's Nest Public Tour, 10h
- Innsburck & Swaroski World Public, 10.5h
- Neuschwanstein & Linderhof Royal Prenium Public Tour, 10.5h
3 Star Category Hotels:
- Salzburg: Hofwirt
- Munich: Best Western Atrium
4 Star Category Hotels:
- Salzburg: Crowne Plaza
- Munich: Eden Wolff
5 Star Category Hotels:
- Salzburg: Sheraton
- Munich: Sofitel Bayerpost
Tour Prices are per person twin share in Australian Dollars. Conditions apply and group tours are subject to change and availability. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations. (ei)