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Sound of Music

Operated by: Trafalgar

10 Days from $2,274 per person
Johann Strauss statue, Statdpark, Vienna

Countries Visited

Germany, Austria

Locations Visited

Munich, Marienplatz, Oberammergau, Neuschwanstein, Innsbruck, Goldeen Roof,… more Munich, Marienplatz, Oberammergau, Neuschwanstein, Innsbruck, Goldeen Roof, Salzburg, Salzburg Domplatz, Vienna, Vienna State Opera House, Schonbrunn Palace
  1. Day 1 Arrive Munich (2 Nights)

    Willkommen im Munich - which you will have an opportunity to explore before embarking on your lyrical At Leisure sojourn through the Sound of Music. Join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a memorable Welcome Reception to kick-start your leisurely meander through Germany and Austria.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel Holiday Inn Leuchtenbergring/Holiday Inn Westpark
  2. Day 2 Munich Orientation and At Leisure

    Embark on a morning orientation tour past some of the city's most renowned sites, including the Opera House, Ludwigstrasse, Hofbräuhaus and Marienplatz, whose Glockenspiel delights visitors throughout the day with its re-enactment of 16th-century tales. Spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring the city's Old Town or consider an Optional Experience to the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, the first of the Nazi camps established in Germany. This evening, connect with the city's rich beer heritage and consider a memorable night out at a local beer hall.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
  3. Day 3 Munich – Neuschwanstein Castle – Oberammergau (2 Nights)

    Journey to Neuschwanstein Castle, built as a retreat for shy King Ludwig II to retire from public life. Continue through Bavaria, arriving in Oberammergau, where locals have performed the Passion Play every decade since 1634 to fulfil their vow after the village was spared from the grip of the Black Plague. We dine in our hotel this evening.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Wittelsbach
  4. Day 4 Innsbruck Excursion

    The Tyrol mountains beckon today as you take a scenic drive to Innsbruck, the capital of Tyrol. We spend a leisurely day against a magnificent Alpine backdrop, exploring the city's iconic sights. Admire Emperor Maximilian I's ornate Golden Roof and the Wilten Basilica, the maybe take a trip up the funicular for spectacular views, or see the Hofburg Palace. We return to Oberammergau this evening to indulge in true Bavarian hospitality.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
  5. Day 5 Oberammergau – Berchtesgaden – Salzburg (2 Nights)

    Spend a soul-stirring morning connecting with the astounding natural beauty of Berchtesgaden. Venture to Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart, where you'll spend the next two nights at one of Trafalgar's 'Stays With Stories' - an exquisite Schloss intimately connected to the beloved 'The Sound of Music' movie.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
    hotel Schloss Leopldskron
  6. Day 6 Salzburg Sightseeing and At Leisure

    Tread in the footsteps of musical greats today and join your Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour including views of Getreidegasse, the Salzburg Cathedral, and several of the locations used in the film 'The Sound of Music'. The rest of the day is yours to delve into the city's Mozart history or see the Domplatz, dominated by the Salzburg Cathedral. This evening, we 'Connect With Locals', joining the Klaushofer family and their resident bees on their Salzburg farm for a family Be My Guest dinner, not to mention delicious home-made cheese strudel.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
  7. Day 7 Salzburg – Mondsee – Vienna (3 Nights)

    Leave the sounds of Salzburg behind for lakeside Mondsee, where you'll visit Mondsee Abbey, the one-time Benedictine monastery that served as the church where Captain Von Trapp and Maria were married in 'The Sound of Music'. Journey along the mountains and lakes of Salzkammergut and pass the centuries-old salt mines that brought great wealth to the area.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
    hotel Imperial Riding School Renaissance
  8. Day 8 Vienna Sightseeing and At Leisure

    We enjoy an in-depth opportunity to 'Dive Into Culture' this morning during a guided tour of the Kunsthistorisches Museum. Explore the heritage of the House of Habsburg, one of the most influential royal houses in Europe, and its exquisite collection of art in Kunstkammer, before the public gains access. Embark on a sightseeing tour of the city with a Local Specialist to admire its iconic landmarks and palaces. See the beautiful Opera House, Hofburg Palace, and the famous St. Stephen's Cathedral, with its colourful geometrically tiled roof. Spend the rest of the day on your own, indulging in the local Kaffee und Kuchen culture or consider an encounter with the city's rich musical heritage.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
  9. Day 9 Vienna At Leisure

    Soak up the elegance of the City of Music today, with a full day to embrace the sights and sounds of a place that inspired the great talents of Mozart, Haydn and Strauss. Perhaps, visit the beautiful Baroque Schönbrunn Palace, see the elegant Lipizzaner stallions at the Spanish Riding School or consider an Optional Experience to Bratislava, capital of Slovakia. As the curtain closes on a magnificent Sound of Music performance, we join our travel companions and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
  10. Day 10 Depart Vienna

    We say a fond farewell to newfound friends and the beauty of Vienna at the end of an unforgettable At Leisure experience. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
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Dining Highlights

  • 9 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 4 dinners (including Be My Guest)

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Trip Highlights
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and a professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights

Sightseeing Highlights

  • CITY TOUR in Salzburg and Vienna
  • ORIENTATION of Munich, Oberammergau and Innsbruck
  • VISIT Neuschwanstein Castle, the alpine resort of Berchtesgaden, Mondsee Church made famous in the film 'The Sound of Music' in Mondsee and the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna
  • VIEW Wilten Basilica and the Golden Roof in Innsbruck and Mozart's Birthplace in Salzburg
  • SEE Melk Abbey and Wachau Valley

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Optional Add-Ons

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Munich

The Dachau Memorial Site

Germany’s first concentration camp was opened immediately after Hitler’s rise to power, just outside Dachau, near Munich. Maintained as a memorial, this visit will provide an insight into this tragic period in history.
Adult Price: €33

Bavarian Evening

A great evening dining in the local atmosphere of a typical Munich “Gaststätte” beer hall. Enjoy traditional Bavarian food and sample some of Munich’s best beer – Prost!
Adult Price: €62

Innsbruck

Grand Alpine Tour

A scenic train ride through the Tyrolean Alps with our Local Specialist takes us to the glamorous ski-resort of Seefeld. Here we'll enjoy a horse drawn carriage ride through spectacular scenery and taste some of the local schnapps. Later, we see the Olympic Ski Jump and marvel at the landscape of the beautiful Inn Valley as it stretches below us.
Adult Price: €62

Salzburg

Eagle’s Nest Tour And Bavarian Alps

"In Berchtesgaden National Park drive past farmhouses and picturesque villages as we ascend the Obersalzberg. We transfer to special buses for the second leg of the journey: a spectacular road and great engineering feat blasted out of the mountain side. Finally we take an elevator up to the Eagle's Nest, intended as a mountain retreat for Hitler and his inner circle. Once at the top learn its fascinating history and take in the awe inspiring views of the surrounding mountain peaks whilst enjoying a local refreshment! This optional is weather dependent and subject to seasonal closures, therefore it may not be available on all departures."
Adult Price: €55

Local Speciality Dinner

Join your fellow travellers for a delicious meal of Alpine specialities, accompanied by local wine, beer and soft drinks.
Adult Price: €61

Lake and Mountain Tour

Marvel at the Alpine beauty of the Salzburg lake district, with its 76 glacier lakes and picturesque towns like Sankt Gilgen. We will also have the chance to see some of the major backdrops for the film "The Sound of Music".
Adult Price: €39

Vienna

Schönbrunn Palace And Gardens

The Imperial Summer Palace of Schönbrunn offers an amazing journey through the centuries of Hapsburg rule. It is perfectly preserved and richly decorated with treasures from around the globe. Each room has a story to tell, so of course, you’ll have a Local Specialist to bring it to life and to make the most of your time. This optional involves reservations and entrance prepayments. Should you decide to cancel the optional, a 50% cancellation fee will be incurred.
Adult Price: €45

Viennese Dinner with Musical Entertainment

Enjoy dinner in an atmospheric Viennese restaurant, with drinks and traditional musical entertainment included. A unique experience in one of Europe’s most elegant cities.
Adult Price: €63

Dinner And Viennese Concert

A wonderful evening of all things Viennese! Enjoy a superb dinner with drinks, followed by a concert of Viennese classical music. Works by Johann Strauss and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart will be performed and your 'A Class' tickets and a complimentary glass of sparkling wine or juice during the interval will only enhance the experience. Please note: on occasion a small gift will be offered in place of a glass of sparkling wine.
Adult Price: €103

Bratislava Discovery

Visit Bratislava, capital city of the Slovak Republic, stretching along both banks of the Danube River. You’ll enjoy a guided tour and discover the secrets of this beautiful baroque city; scene of Empress Maria Teresa’s coronation and setting for one of Mozart’s first concerts.
Adult Price: €43

Reviews
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Independent Reviews
Trusted Customer
Travel date: Monday, June 10, 2019
Service
The booking procedure was easy and pleasant, as has been the case with our previous vacations arranged through GET. It was in the process of traveling to our Munich, Germany destination, however, that we really were impressed with the assistance offered by the travel specialist. Our flight from West Palm Beach was delayed due to weather, making it impossible for us to make our connecting flight in Newark. My wife called GET from the airport in WPB. We were told there was one more flight out of Newark to Munich that night, but that the flight was full. A short time later, we got a call back that two seats had opened up, and we were confirmed on that flight! We were able to board the plane with minutes to spare, and arrived in Munich in plenty of time to meet our Tour Director. What seemed for a time to be a ruined vacation was salvaged by the assistance we received from your travel specialist.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are so happy that you made it to Munich safely and on time. We pride ourselves on helping guests manage those types of stressful situations with the airlines. Thank you!
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Vacation
Our tour director, Tony Emerson, was knowledgeable, personable, and extremely helpful. We saw more enchanting locales than we could ever have hoped to see. The meals were all outstanding, and the accommodations were all top notch, and in perfect locations in the heart of everything.
Trusted Customer
Travel date: Sunday, June 9, 2019
Service
The agent listened to our travel needs and was able to book the flights as requested.
Vacation
The tour director--Antony Emmerson--was excellent! Because of his guidance we felt comfortable and confident in navigating the areas. The optional experiences were top-notch! It was a truly rich educational experience.
Jennie Stoves
Travel date: Sunday, September 9, 2018
Service
Our tour director, Dr. Q. Moayad, was so very knowledgeable, nice, interesting & interested in each tour member, knew everyone by name, made every journey & stop an adventure, & went above & beyond to provide service to our group. I just can’t say enough good things about him. This trip was a celebration of mine & my husband’s 40th wedding anniversary. Dr. Q. presented us a cake one evening at dinner. Yes, I would recommend GET & “Dr. Q” to others & would consider traveling with them again myself! The Sound of Music tour with Dr. Q. was so much fun & I made so many wonderful memories.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for letting us know you had an incredible time! We're so pleased to know that you created wonderful memories, loved your Travel Director, and would recommend us! We're also privileged to have been a part of your 40th wedding anniversary and are so happy that we could all make it that much more special.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Vacation
The tour was fantastic! It was the highest quality trip & great value. It was so nice that airfare & transfers were included in the price. Hotels & food very nice. Tour director was the greatest!
Debra Morgan
Travel date: Friday, June 9, 2017
Service
I've made more than a dozen coach trips and "The Sound of Music" was one of the best. The places we visited were interesting and showed us the cultural side of the Bavarian Alps. Our tour guide, Wolfgang Speil, was awesome. Every event was well organized and went like clockwork. Wolfgang really impressed me with his vast knowledge of the area. I would recommend any trip offered by Trafalgar.
Vacation
We made all of the optional trips. They were well worth what I paid. We stayed in very nice hotels with full buffet breakfasts. The coach was new with a top rate driver, Wolfgang Hold.
Trusted Customer
Travel date: Friday, June 3, 2016
Service
Exceeded expectations
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing. Grand European Travel
Friday, June 3, 2016
Vacation
Excellent in every way.
Trusted Customer
Travel date: Saturday, June 20, 2015
Service
The GET staff was patient and very easy to work.
Vacation
The itinerary was great and the tour director (Kirk) made sure everything went smoothly throughout the trip. Excellent!
Trusted Customer
Travel date: Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Service
only negative was trip home, long time to fly back and no sleep for over 24 hours.
Vacation
was disappointed that i didn't see movie before i went to see sights.
Trusted Customer
Travel date: Friday, September 12, 2014
Service
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.
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
Vacation
To experience the best parts of this trip, one had to pay extra. Very poor trip.
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