Sound of Music

Johann Strauss statue, Statdpark, Vienna
11 Days

Join the von Trapps on an Austrian adventure that will make your heart sing, from Munich's medieval charm to the 19th century fortress once home to a shy fairy-tale king. 

Explore the heritage of the Habsburg Empire and stay at the 18th century family estate of the Prince Archbishop of Salzburg, the romantic setting for several 'Sound of Music' scenes.

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  1. Board your overnight flight to Europe (not included).
  2. Welcome to Munich. Relax after check-in and later enjoy an evening orientation drive including views of the Olympic Stadium. This evening meet for a Welcome Reception with your fellow travelers and Travel Director.
    hotel:Angelo Westpark
  3. Munich is a lively, prosperous medieval city – a perfect blend of traditional and modern. See the sights during your morning orientation including the Hofbräuhaus, Marienplatz, Ludwigstrasse and the majestic Opera House. Spend free time afterwards exploring on your own. Visit galleries and museums, shop for souvenirs or consider an Optional Experience to the infamous Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site. This evening you might like to join your companions for a night out at a local beer hall.
  4. Drive into the scenic Bavarian mountains and visit Neuschwanstein Castle. Experience a guided tour of this fortress, built in the 19th century for King Ludwig on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau. In Oberammergau see the theater where the Passion Play has been performed every decade since 1634 when Europe was gripped by the plague.
    meal(s):BB, D
  5. Enjoy a scenic drive today to Innsbruck. Admire the Golden Roof, the Wilten Basilica, the Hofburg Palace and see the Olympic ski jump during your orientation tour. Spend some time exploring medieval lanes or shopping before you make your way back to Oberammergau.
  6. Continue today to the foot of the Alps and visit the National Park of Berchtesgaden featuring awe-inspiring mountains. Tonight arrive in Salzburg. You will spend two nights staying in Meierhof at the magnificent Schloss closely connected to the 'Sound of Music' movie.
    hotel:Schloss Leopoldskron Authentic Accommodations
  7. See the city's sights with your Local Specialist including the Getreidegasse, Salzburg Cathedral, Mozart's birthplace and many of the locations used in the film ‘The Sound of Music'. Afterwards discover the delights of Salzburg for yourself. Visit a museum or go shopping for souvenirs. This evening enjoy a Be My Guest dinner at a local Gasthof.
    meal(s):BB, BG
  8. View the Church in Mondsee where the marriage of Captain Von Trapp and Maria was filmed for ‘The Sound of Music'. Traverse the Salzkammergut, a picturesque region of mountains and lakes, whose salt deposits brought great wealth to the area. See Melk Abbey in the Wachau Valley before arriving in Vienna.
    hotel:Imperial Riding School Renaissance
  9. This morning enjoy an exclusive Cultural Insight with a guided visit to the Habsburg royal collection of art at the Kunsthistorisches museum prior to admission of the general public. The spectacular Kunstkammer will be revealed in this private insider visit. Later your Local Specialist shows you the city's major landmarks and palaces during your included sightseeing tour. The Imperial Boulevards lead to views of the Opera House, the Hofburg Palace, the Parliament and St. Stephen's Cathedral. The magic continues with a walking tour through the oldest parts of the city near ‘Am Hof'. Why not indulge yourself and try some local cuisine such as schnitzel or strudel. Walk along the Kärntnerstrasse in the center of the city and shop for souvenirs.
  10. Spend the day as you wish. Why not explore museums, palaces, galleries, cafés, memorials to famous composers and parks? Vienna has it all. This evening, join your traveling companions and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner.
    meal(s):BB, FD
  11. Say goodbye to your newfound friends at the end of an unforgettable vacation. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

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  • Professional Travel Director Professional Travel Director
  • Sightseeing with Local Experts Sightseeing with Local Experts
  • VIP Access VIP Access
  • WIFI on Coach and in Hotels WIFI on Coach and in Hotels
  • Personal Flight Options Personal Flight Options
  • Most Meals Most Meals
  • Hotel Tips Hotel Tips
  • Expertly Selected Hotels Expertly Selected Hotels
  • Cultural Enrichment Cultural Enrichment

Meal Summary

9 nights, 9 hot buffet breakfasts, 4 dinners, On-trip transport.

Included Highlights

Be My Guest

  • The Klaushofer family and their resident bees are your hosts on their charming Salzburg farm where you will enjoy a traditional family dinner, not to mention the delicious home-made cheese strudel

Authentic Accommodations

  • Dubbed the Sound of Music palace, Schloss Leopoldskron is the location of several outdoor scenes from the 1965 film and emulates the wealth and history of this era

Cultural Insight

  • Enjoy a visit to the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the largest art museum in Austria, to view the Royal Collection before the general public have access

Local Specialist

  • For included sightseeing in Salzburg and Vienna

Hidden Treasure

  • Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour in Salzburg, Vienna
  • Orientation of Munich, Oberammergau, Innsbruck
  • View Wilten Basilica and the Golden Roof in Innsbruck, Mozart's Birthplace in Salzburg
  • Visit Neuschwanstein Castle, Mondsee Church made famous in the film 'The Sound of Music' in Mondsee, the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, the alpine resort of Berchtesgaden
  • See Melk Abbey, Wachau Valley
Definite Departure
Depart Date Return Date Price Discount AvailabilityPrice
30 Mar 17 9 Apr 17 $2,275$2,048pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$2,275 $2,048 pp
13 Apr 17 23 Apr 17 $2,250$2,025pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$2,250 $2,025 pp
20 Apr 17 30 Apr 17 $2,250$2,025pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$2,250 $2,025 pp
27 Apr 17 7 May 17 $2,275$2,048pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$2,275 $2,048 pp
4 May 17 14 May 17 $2,250$2,025pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$2,250 $2,025 pp
29 Jun 17 9 Jul 17 $2,275$2,048pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$2,275 $2,048 pp
6 Jul 17 16 Jul 17 $2,250$2,025pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$2,250 $2,025 pp
10 Aug 17 20 Aug 17 checkmark $2,275$2,048pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$2,275 $2,048 pp
17 Aug 17 27 Aug 17 $2,250$2,025pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$2,250 $2,025 pp
24 Aug 17 3 Sep 17 $2,275$2,048pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$2,275 $2,048 pp
7 Sep 17 17 Sep 17 $2,250$2,025pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$2,250 $2,025 pp
14 Sep 17 24 Sep 17 $2,275$2,048pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$2,275 $2,048 pp
21 Sep 17 1 Oct 17 $2,250$2,025pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$2,250 $2,025 pp
28 Sep 17 8 Oct 17 checkmark $2,250$2,025pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 12
$2,250 $2,025 pp

Price is per person and is based on two people sharing a twin bedded room. Single rooms are available at a supplement.

Single Room Supplement: from $500 p.p.

Triple Discount: $60 p.p.

Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $71 per person.

Airport transfers: On arrival at Munich Airport transfers will operate at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Vienna Airport at 8:00 am and 9:30 am.

Early Payment Discount: Pay in full to save the amount listed above. For details, click here.

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  • U.S. citizens traveling to Germany and Austria must have a current passport valid for six months beyond the conclusion of their trip. You can find information on how to apply for a passport here, and how to renew a passport here. No visa is required for U.S. citizens entering Germany or Austria.

  • The currency in Germany and Austria is the Euro (€). While it’s a good idea to bring some money for when you first arrive, you’ll usually find a better exchange rate in your destination.  The most convenient way to obtain cash is to use your ATM card at local banks. We recommend you also bring a valid credit card for purchases while you are traveling.  It is important that you inform your financial institutions of your travel plans before you leave home so they don’t flag your purchases as potentially fraudulent charges.

  • Traditional German cuisine is rich and delicious.  Try specialties including a variety of bratwurst with sauerkraut, cold cuts, spätzle and potato dumplings.  For dessert you cannot miss the world famous Black Forest Gateau.   Beer is a big part of German culture; sample a variety of German offerings including pilsner, Kölsch and sour beers.  In Frankfurt, try the local cider (Apfelwein).   Wine is also popular throughout Germany, and world-class whites are produced in the Rhine and Mosel regions. 

    Austrian cuisine is hearty and satisfying and reflects regional influences from Italy, Hungary, Germany and the Balkans. Try a variety of sausages including the popular Wiener Schnitzel and Viennese specialties such as goulash and apple strudel.

  • We recommend packing layers to save space in your suitcase and give you more options for how to dress.  It’s important to bring comfortable walking shoes and a waterproof jacket with a hood. For more helpful information please refer to our Packing Tips & Packing List.

  • Service and VAT are typically included in the price of food at restaurants in Germany and Austria.  When leaving a tip, it is appropriate to simply round up or add up to 10 percent to your bill.   Rather than leaving your money on the table, be prepared to leave it with your waiter when you pay your bill.  If you are expecting change, simply tell them how much you will need back after gratuity.

    At the end of your guided vacation, it’s customary to offer your motor coach driver and Travel Director a gratuity.  We recommend €3.00 per person/per day for your driver and €5.00 per person/per day for your Travel Director.  Recommended gratuity for a Local Host and Local Specialist is 1-2 euros per person, paid at the conclusion of each guided visit.  A convenient option is to prepay your tips before your departure.

  • Baggage on our trips is restricted to one large suitcase per person with dimensions not exceeding 30x19x10 inches and a maximum weight of 50 pounds. You are also permitted one piece of hand luggage, which should be small enough to fit under your coach seat or on the small overhead shelf compartment. Please note that luggage with an adjustable handle and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartment of the coach. Hotel porterage is included in your vacation.

  • You will need to be comfortable on your feet, walking and standing for up to three hours in various weather conditions.  All of our vacations involve walking, often on cobblestone and uneven surfaces in historic city centers.  In order to get the most out of your vacation you need to be able to comfortably walk 1-3 miles unassisted in one day, be in good condition and be able to keep pace with the group. 

    If you need any medications, it is important that you bring enough to last you the whole trip and keep them in your carry-on bag while you travel.

  • We highly recommend our optional Travel Protection Plan, which allows you to cancel for any reason up to 48 hours before departure. The plan also includes trip interruption, baggage loss or delay, and medical and emergency assistance. Click here for a summary of coverage details, terms and conditions.


Friday, June 3, 2016
Sound of Music Vacation
Service rating : Exceeded expectations
Product : Excellent in every way.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing.

Grand European Travel
Friday, June 3, 2016
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Sound of Music Vacation
Service rating : The GET staff was patient and very easy to work.
Product : The itinerary was great and the tour director (Kirk) made sure everything went smoothly throughout the trip. Excellent!
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Sound of Music Vacation
Service rating : only negative was trip home, long time to fly back and no sleep for over 24 hours.
Product : was disappointed that i didn't see movie before i went to see sights.
Friday, September 12, 2014
Sound of Music Vacation
Service rating : Was left at airport with 9 other travelers with no pickup and had to take train into Munich. Experienced the same thing in 2010 with trip to Ireland and Scotland. Would not recommend traveling with your company to anyone, just the opposite.
Product : To experience the best parts of this trip, one had to pay extra. Very poor trip.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We're sorry to hear about your experience at the Munich airport. Our included hotel transfer times are scheduled at 10:00am and 1:00 pm. It appears your flight arrived just after the first group had already departed. I apologize that the wait for the next scheduled transfer was longer than anticipated.
Optional excursions a part of any escorted tour. Unfortunately, there are occasions when certain excursions are not available and this is one reason we must offer them as optional since we cannot guarantee their operation.

Grand European Travel-Guest Relations
Friday, September 12, 2014

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