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Sound of Music

Operated by: Trafalgar

9 Days from $3,195 per person
Oberammergau

Countries Visited

Germany, Austria ...more Germany, Austria

Locations Visited

Munich, Oberammergau, Salzburg, Villach, Vienna ...more Munich, Oberammergau, Salzburg, Villach, Vienna
  1. Day 1 Arrive Munich (2 Nights)

    Willkommen in Munich - a city of sophistication and all the flavours of Bavaria, where you'll launch your lyrical sojourn through the Sound of Music and spiritual interlude in Oberammergau. Join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a memorable Welcome Reception.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel Holiday Inn Westpark
  2. Day 2 Munich Orientation and Free Time

    Embark on a morning orientation tour past some of the city's most renowned sites, including the Opera House, Ludwigstrasse, the 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 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, then continue to Bavaria and the faithful village of 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 plague. Dine in your hotel this evening.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel See 'Trip Notes'
  4. Day 4 Oberammergau (Passion Play Performance)

    Celebrate God's grace and give thanks as the Oberammergau villagers do in their dramatic depiction of the life and death of Jesus Christ. Take your premium seats for a poignant afternoon spent watching the Passion Play, witnessing first-hand the covenant that was made with God in the 17th century. Dine at a local restaurant this evening before taking your seat for the captivating second half of this performance as night falls.

    meals Breakfast, Regional Dinner
  5. Day 5 Oberammergau – Berchtesgaden – Salzburg

    Continue to the foot of the Alps and visit the National Park of Berchtesgaden featuring soul-stirring mountain views. This evening, arrive in Salzburg.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Mercure City
  6. Day 6 Salzburg Sightseeing – Mondsee – Villach

    Join your 'Local Specialist' for a tour of the city's iconic highlights including Getreidegasse, the Salzburg Cathedral, Mozart's birthplace and many of the locations used in the film ‘The Sound of Music'. 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 film. This afternoon travel to Villach where we will 'Connect With Locals' and enjoy a Carinthian 'Be My Guest' dinner with the Missionary Sisters of the Precious Blood in the Monastery of Kloster Wernberg.

    meals Breakfast, Be My Guest
    hotel Palais26
  7. Day 7 Villach – Piber Stud Farm – Graz – Vienna (2 Nights)

    'Dive Into Culture' during a visit to the Lipizzaner Stud farm at Piber and gain insights into the breeding of the Spanish Riding School's athletic white stallions. Later, stop in the town of Graz with its galleried courtyards and Renaissance squares. Finally arrive in the Austrian capital, Vienna, and check in to your hotel.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Imperial Riding School Renaissance
  8. Day 8 Vienna Sightseeing and Free Time

    Enjoy an exclusive guided visit of the Habsburg royal collection of art at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, prior to admission of the general public, 'Dive Into Culture' and visit the Kunstkammer during this private insider visit. Later, your 'Local Specialist' will show 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'. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner.

    meals Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
  9. Day 9 Depart Vienna

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

    meals Breakfast
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Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 8 breakfasts
  • 6 dinners (including Be My Guest)

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and up to half your 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
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • VIP entry to many sights

Sightseeing Highlights

  • ORIENTATION of Munich, Oberammergau, Villach, Graz
  • PREMIUM TICKETS for the Passion Play in Oberammergau
  • VIEW Mozart's Birthplace in Salzburg
  • VISIT Neuschwanstein Castle, the alpine resort of Berchtesgaden, film locations of 'The Sound of Music' in Salzburg, the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna

Dates & Prices
Airfare is not included, but can be added to quote upon request
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Start Date: Sat, May 16, 2020
Return Date: Sun, May 24, 2020
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Return Date: Sun, May 31, 2020
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Start Date: Sat, Jul 4, 2020
Return Date: Sun, Jul 12, 2020
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Start Date: Sat, Jul 18, 2020
Return Date: Sun, Jul 26, 2020
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Start Date: Sat, Aug 29, 2020
Return Date: Sun, Sep 6, 2020
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Start Date: Sat, Sep 12, 2020
Return Date: Sun, Sep 20, 2020
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Terms & Conditions

Accommodation: Hotel accommodation has been secured either in Oberammergau or close by in the picturesque villages of the Bavarian Alps. Please note that single and triple rooms are not available for the Oberammergau stay. Solo travelers and triple share guests will be accommodated in a twin room with a fellow solo traveler (of the same gender) for the duration of the stay.

Itineraries: Itinerary details such as hotels, meals, sightseeing inclusions, and price are subject to change.

Payment conditions: For bookings before September 30, 2019, on reservation an initial $350 per person, non-refundable deposit is due. On September 30, 2019, an additional $225 is due to confirm Passion Play ticket. For bookings from October 1, 2019 onwards, a non-refundable deposit of $575 per person is due on reservation. Final payment is due 90 days prior to trip departure. Bookings made within 90 days of departure must be paid in full when booking. No Early Payment Discounts, nor any other discounts, are applicable to the Oberammergau portion of the trip. Any fuel surcharges and/or government tax increases will still be payable by the guest.

Please note indicative prices are available on our website and final prices will be confirmed by August 31, 2019. If the overall Oberammergau & Trip price increases more than 15%, guests are eligible to cancel without penalty; if the price decreases, guests are entitled to the lower trip price.

Oberammergau Booking Conditions & Other Important Information

Guided Vacation

Reservations on or before 9/30/2019

Initial Deposit Interim Deposit
$350 (to hold booking) $225 (due 9/30/2019 to confirm Passion Play ticket)

Reservations after 9/30/2019

Deposit required Final Payment
$575 due 90 days before departure
No. of Days Penalty
170 days and over Deposit
169-120 days $350
119-46 days $575
45-22 days 100% of Oberammergau supplement + 25% of land-only price excl. Oberammergau
21-8 days 100% of Oberammergau supplement + 30% of land-only price excl. Oberammergau
7-1 days 100% of Oberammergau supplement + 50% of land-only price excl. Oberammergau
Departure Day/No show 100% of Oberammergau supplement + 100% of land-only price excl. Oberammergau

Air Tickets

Reservations on or before 9/30/2019

Deposit required Final Payment
As per airline policy As per airline policy

Reservations after 9/30/2019

Deposit required Final Payment (before departure)
As per airline policy As per airline policy
No. of Days Penalty
170 days and over $75 + airline charges
169-120 days $75 + airline charges
119-46 days $75 + airline charges
45-22 days $75 + airline charges
21-8 days $75 + airline charges
7-1 days $75 + airline charges
Departure Day/No show $75 + airline charges

Extra Accommodations

Reservations on or before 9/30/2019

Deposit required Final Payment
No additional deposit required No additional deposit required

Reservations after 9/30/2019

Deposit required Final Payment (before departure)
No additional deposit required In accordance with guided vacation
No. of Days Penalty
170 days and over $35
169-120 days $35
119-46 days $35
45-22 days $35 or 25% of accommodation price, whichever is higher
21-8 days $35 or 25% of accommodation price, whichever is higher
7-1 days 100% of accommodation price
Departure Day/No show 100% of accommodation price

Chargable Transfers

Reservations on or before 9/30/2019

Deposit required Final Payment
No additional deposit required No additional deposit required

Reservations after 9/30/2019

Deposit required Final Payment (before departure)
No additional deposit required In accordance with guided vacation
No. of Days Penalty
170 days and over $35
169-120 days $35
119-46 days $35
45-22 days $35 or 25% of accommodation price, whichever is higher
21-8 days $35 or 25% of accommodation price, whichever is higher
7-1 days 100% of transfer price
Departure Day/No show 100% of transfer price
Reviews
Service
Vacation
Independent Reviews
Trusted Customer
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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