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Austria & Germany: Bavaria & the Tyrol

Easy to Moderate Terrain: 4-8 Miles Daily

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Austria & Germany: Bavaria & the Tyrol

From the baroque streets of Salzburg, which once inspired Mozart, to the window boxes bursting with flowers that grace the Tyrol’s erbhof farmhouses, central Europe is a land of sophistication and charm. Here, majestic Alpine peaks tower above highland meadows dotted with edelweiss and cinquefoil. The extravagant castles of “mad” King Ludwig II present a storybook vision of rococo excess: spectacular gardens, gilded fountains, and lavish chambers of tapestries. Gentle trails and gondolas lead to dramatic mountainside settings—the brilliant white of Stubai Glacier, cascading waterfalls, and the impeccably preserved village of Neustift. A tour of medieval Innsbruck reveals some of Europe’s most beautiful streets, including the renowned pastel rowhouses of Maria-Theresien Strasse—just the place to stop and indulge in some kaffee mit kuchen (coffee and cakes). A journey in this region offers the perfect balance between rural and city life, natural beauty and cultural encounters—plus a hearty mountain breeze to fill your lungs and warm your heart.


Tour Highlights:
  • Connect with local artisans during visits to a woodcarver’s studio in Oberammergau and a glassblowing workshop in Rattenburg.
  • Glide through Königsee, the “King’s Lake,” in the heart of Berchtesgaden National Park aboard an electric boat, stopping by the world-famous “echo wall” to listen to flügelhorn players perform.
  • Raise a glass and savor a platter of hearty German fare during a Heimatabend—a traditional Bavarian evening of music and dancing at a local pub that’s brewed its own beer since the 17th century.
Flight + Tour Combo

11 days, 10 nights

FROM $5,848 USD

per person, double occupancy

Tour extensions available
Munich | 2 nights $448*
Salzburg | 2 nights $548*

Tour Only

8 days, 7 nights

FROM $4,498 USD

per person, double occupancy



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Itinerary & Accommodations

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Day 1

Arrival in Munich

Journey towards the Alps, stopping to visit King Ludwig’s fairy-tale Linderhof Castle and the Bavarian village of Oberammergau. This evening’s destination is Mittenwald, a “living picture book” of narrow lanes, flowery balconies, and overhanging eaves.

Accommodation: Post Hotel, Mittenwald, Germany

A former post office dating to 1632, this charming Bavarian-style chalet hotel offers two restaurants, a sun terrace, an indoor swimming pool, and Finnish sauna. Located on the main pedestrian street of Mittenwald, it is within walking distance of the town’s many shops, restaurants, and cafés.

Day 2

Mittenwald to Elmau

Walk today among the pristine forests, wildflowers, brooks, and lakes of Bavaria’s scenic Elmau Valley, stopping in at family-owned eateries for homemade dumplings, fresh-caught trout, or kaffee mit kuchen (coffee and cake). This afternoon, transfer to Austria’s spectacular Tyrol region.

Accommodation: Alpenhotel Tirolerhof, Neustift, Austria

A seven-minute walk from the town center, this elegant Tyrolean family hotel features a warm and inviting interior, all modern amenities, restaurant and bar, an outdoor swimming pool, and extensive spa area with numerous saunas, steam baths, lounge areas, and massage facilities.

Day 3

Stubai Glacier Walk

Ride the Stubaier Gletschebahn gondola to the “Top of the Tyrol” for breathtaking mountain vistas. Afterwards, thrill to an optional glacier walk. This afternoon, explore rural pathways, relax at your hotel spa, or visit Neustift’s remarkable baroque church.

Accommodation: Alpenhotel Tirolerhof, Neustift, Austria

A seven-minute walk from the town center, this elegant Tyrolean family hotel features a warm and inviting interior, all modern amenities, restaurant and bar, an outdoor swimming pool, and extensive spa area with numerous saunas, steam baths, lounge areas, and massage facilities.

Day 4

Pinnis Valley and Besinnungsweg trail

A hearty breakfast at a high mountain farm fuels you for today’s descent through the gorgeous Pinnis Valley. Watch for golden eagles, mountain goats, and marmots as you walk. After lunch, explore the Besinnungsweg, a wooded meditation trail. This evening, enjoy a guided tour and dinner in magical Innsbruck.

Accommodation: Alpenhotel Tirolerhof, Neustift, Austria

A seven-minute walk from the town center, this elegant Tyrolean family hotel features a warm and inviting interior, all modern amenities, restaurant and bar, an outdoor swimming pool, and extensive spa area with numerous saunas, steam baths, lounge areas, and massage facilities.

Day 5

Transfer to Schönau am Königsee Alpbachtal

Today’s walking destination is Alpbach, voted Austria’s most beautiful village for its magnificent flower displays and authentic Tyrolean architecture. In the afternoon, return to Bavaria.

Accommodation: Alpenhotel Zechmeisterlehen, Schönau am Königsee, Germany

Situated in a picturesque Alpine meadow outside of town, this lovely four-star property features comfortable accommodations with flower-filled balconies, a spa, and indoor and outdoor swimming pools.

Day 6

Lake Königsee and Berchtesgaden National Park

Discover the stunning Königsee, a fjord-like, emerald-green lake in the heart of Berchtesgaden National Park, famous for its onion-domed 17th-century Church of St. Bartholomä. Tonight, enjoy traditional entertainment at a historic Bavarian pub.

Accommodation: Alpenhotel Zechmeisterlehen, Schönau am Königsee, Germany

Situated in a picturesque Alpine meadow outside of town, this lovely four-star property features comfortable accommodations with flower-filled balconies, a spa, and indoor and outdoor swimming pools.

Day 7

Ramsau Countryside and Lake Hintersee

Today’s walk leads through the Zauberwald (“Magic Forest”) with its garden gnomes, ancient trees, and moss-covered boulders. Pause mid-route at Lake Hintersee, a source of inspiration to 19th-century German artists. Tonight, relax at the hotel spa before a celebratory farewell dinner.

Accommodation: Alpenhotel Zechmeisterlehen, Schönau am Königsee, Germany

Situated in a picturesque Alpine meadow outside of town, this lovely four-star property features comfortable accommodations with flower-filled balconies, a spa, and indoor and outdoor swimming pools.

Day 8

Transfer to Salzburg. Guided city tour and departure

Enjoy a guided walking tour around the UNESCO World Heritage city of Salzburg before bidding farewell to your group.

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Day 1

Arrival in Munich

Journey towards the Alps, stopping to visit King Ludwig’s fairy-tale Linderhof Castle and the Bavarian village of Oberammergau. This evening’s destination is Mittenwald, a “living picture book” of narrow lanes, flowery balconies, and overhanging eaves.

Accommodation: Post Hotel, Mittenwald, Germany

A former post office dating to 1632, this charming Bavarian-style chalet hotel offers two restaurants, a sun terrace, an indoor swimming pool, and Finnish sauna. Located on the main pedestrian street of Mittenwald, it is within walking distance of the town’s many shops, restaurants, and cafés.

Day 2

Mittenwald to Elmau

Walk today among the pristine forests, wildflowers, brooks, and lakes of Bavaria’s scenic Elmau Valley, stopping in at family-owned eateries for homemade dumplings, fresh-caught trout, or kaffee mit kuchen (coffee and cake). This afternoon, transfer to Austria’s spectacular Tyrol region.

Accommodation: Alpenhotel Tirolerhof, Neustift, Austria

A seven-minute walk from the town center, this elegant Tyrolean family hotel features a warm and inviting interior, all modern amenities, restaurant and bar, an outdoor swimming pool, and extensive spa area with numerous saunas, steam baths, lounge areas, and massage facilities.

Day 3

Stubai Glacier Walk

Ride the Stubaier Gletschebahn gondola to the “Top of the Tyrol” for breathtaking mountain vistas. Afterwards, thrill to an optional glacier walk. This afternoon, explore rural pathways, relax at your hotel spa, or visit Neustift’s remarkable baroque church.

Accommodation: Alpenhotel Tirolerhof, Neustift, Austria

A seven-minute walk from the town center, this elegant Tyrolean family hotel features a warm and inviting interior, all modern amenities, restaurant and bar, an outdoor swimming pool, and extensive spa area with numerous saunas, steam baths, lounge areas, and massage facilities.

Day 4

Pinnis Valley and Besinnungsweg trail

A hearty breakfast at a high mountain farm fuels you for today’s descent through the gorgeous Pinnis Valley. Watch for golden eagles, mountain goats, and marmots as you walk. After lunch, explore the Besinnungsweg, a wooded meditation trail. This evening, enjoy a guided tour and dinner in magical Innsbruck.

Accommodation: Alpenhotel Tirolerhof, Neustift, Austria

A seven-minute walk from the town center, this elegant Tyrolean family hotel features a warm and inviting interior, all modern amenities, restaurant and bar, an outdoor swimming pool, and extensive spa area with numerous saunas, steam baths, lounge areas, and massage facilities.

Day 5

Transfer to Schönau am Königsee Alpbachtal

Today’s walking destination is Alpbach, voted Austria’s most beautiful village for its magnificent flower displays and authentic Tyrolean architecture. In the afternoon, return to Bavaria.

Accommodation: Alpenhotel Zechmeisterlehen, Schönau am Königsee, Germany

Situated in a picturesque Alpine meadow outside of town, this lovely four-star property features comfortable accommodations with flower-filled balconies, a spa, and indoor and outdoor swimming pools.

Day 6

Lake Königsee and Berchtesgaden National Park

Discover the stunning Königsee, a fjord-like, emerald-green lake in the heart of Berchtesgaden National Park, famous for its onion-domed 17th-century Church of St. Bartholomä. Tonight, enjoy traditional entertainment at a historic Bavarian pub.

Accommodation: Alpenhotel Zechmeisterlehen, Schönau am Königsee, Germany

Situated in a picturesque Alpine meadow outside of town, this lovely four-star property features comfortable accommodations with flower-filled balconies, a spa, and indoor and outdoor swimming pools.

Day 7

Ramsau Countryside and Lake Hintersee

Today’s walk leads through the Zauberwald (“Magic Forest”) with its garden gnomes, ancient trees, and moss-covered boulders. Pause mid-route at Lake Hintersee, a source of inspiration to 19th-century German artists. Tonight, relax at the hotel spa before a celebratory farewell dinner.

Accommodation: Alpenhotel Zechmeisterlehen, Schönau am Königsee, Germany

Situated in a picturesque Alpine meadow outside of town, this lovely four-star property features comfortable accommodations with flower-filled balconies, a spa, and indoor and outdoor swimming pools.

Day 8

Transfer to Salzburg. Guided city tour and departure

Enjoy a guided walking tour around the UNESCO World Heritage city of Salzburg before bidding farewell to your group.

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Flight

Overnight Flight from USA to Munich, Germany

Please refer to your air itinerary for your specific flight details.

Arrival

Arrive in Munich, Germany

Upon arrival at Munich International Airport, a representative holding a Country Walkers sign will meet you as you exit the baggage-claim area. Please note that there may be up to a 45- minute wait if other guests are arriving within the same time frame. A complimentary small-group transfer (45 minutes) will be provided to the Platzl Hotel (or Hotel Laimer Hof for August 26–September 5 departure only). The remainder of the day is at your leisure (no meals or activities included).

Accommodation: Platzl Hotel, Munich, Germany

Located in the heart of Munich’s historic center, the four-star Platzl Hotel is just a short walk from the famous Marienplatz, the Opera, and other major attractions. Sound-proofed comfortable guest rooms feature classic furnishings and decor with views of the old city or the Hofbrauhaus. In addition to two restaurants and a bar, the hotel offers a fitness area with Turkish steam bath and sauna.

Day 1

Join Your Country Walkers Austria & Germany: Bavaria & the Tyrol

Breakfast is included at your hotel. Your guide(s) will meet you at 8:30 a.m. in the lobby of the Platzl Hotel (or Hotel Laimer Hof for August 26-September 5 departure only). Your guide(s) will be wearing a Country Walkers shirt.

Please be dressed for walking and refer to the Austria & Germany: Bavaria & the Tyrol (8- day/7-night) itinerary for full tour details.

Journey towards the Alps, stopping to visit King Ludwig’s fairy-tale Linderhof Castle and the Bavarian village of Oberammergau. This evening’s destination is Mittenwald, a “living picture book” of narrow lanes, flowery balconies, and overhanging eaves.

Accommodation: Post Hotel, Mittenwald, Germany

A former post office dating to 1632, this charming Bavarian-style chalet hotel offers two restaurants, a sun terrace, an indoor swimming pool, and Finnish sauna. Located on the main pedestrian street of Mittenwald, it is within walking distance of the town’s many shops, restaurants, and cafés.

Day 2

Mittenwald to Elmau

Walk today among the pristine forests, wildflowers, brooks, and lakes of Bavaria’s scenic Elmau Valley, stopping in at family-owned eateries for homemade dumplings, fresh-caught trout, or kaffee mit kuchen (coffee and cake). This afternoon, transfer to Austria’s spectacular Tyrol region.

Accommodation: Alpenhotel Tirolerhof, Neustift, Austria

A seven-minute walk from the town center, this elegant Tyrolean family hotel features a warm and inviting interior, all modern amenities, restaurant and bar, an outdoor swimming pool, and extensive spa area with numerous saunas, steam baths, lounge areas, and massage facilities.

Day 3

Stubai Glacier Walk

Ride the Stubaier Gletschebahn gondola to the “Top of the Tyrol” for breathtaking mountain vistas. Afterwards, thrill to an optional glacier walk. This afternoon, explore rural pathways, relax at your hotel spa, or visit Neustift’s remarkable baroque church.

Accommodation: Alpenhotel Tirolerhof, Neustift, Austria

A seven-minute walk from the town center, this elegant Tyrolean family hotel features a warm and inviting interior, all modern amenities, restaurant and bar, an outdoor swimming pool, and extensive spa area with numerous saunas, steam baths, lounge areas, and massage facilities.

Day 4

Pinnis Valley and Besinnungsweg trail

A hearty breakfast at a high mountain farm fuels you for today’s descent through the gorgeous Pinnis Valley. Watch for golden eagles, mountain goats, and marmots as you walk. After lunch, explore the Besinnungsweg, a wooded meditation trail. This evening, enjoy a guided tour and dinner in magical Innsbruck.

Accommodation: Alpenhotel Tirolerhof, Neustift, Austria

A seven-minute walk from the town center, this elegant Tyrolean family hotel features a warm and inviting interior, all modern amenities, restaurant and bar, an outdoor swimming pool, and extensive spa area with numerous saunas, steam baths, lounge areas, and massage facilities.

Day 5

Transfer to Schönau am Königsee Alpbachtal

Today’s walking destination is Alpbach, voted Austria’s most beautiful village for its magnificent flower displays and authentic Tyrolean architecture. In the afternoon, return to Bavaria.

Accommodation: Alpenhotel Zechmeisterlehen, Schönau am Königsee, Germany

Situated in a picturesque Alpine meadow outside of town, this lovely four-star property features comfortable accommodations with flower-filled balconies, a spa, and indoor and outdoor swimming pools.

Day 6

Lake Königsee and Berchtesgaden National Park

Discover the stunning Königsee, a fjord-like, emerald-green lake in the heart of Berchtesgaden National Park, famous for its onion-domed 17th-century Church of St. Bartholomä. Tonight, enjoy traditional entertainment at a historic Bavarian pub.

Accommodation: Alpenhotel Zechmeisterlehen, Schönau am Königsee, Germany

Situated in a picturesque Alpine meadow outside of town, this lovely four-star property features comfortable accommodations with flower-filled balconies, a spa, and indoor and outdoor swimming pools.

Day 7

Ramsau Countryside and Lake Hintersee

Today’s walk leads through the Zauberwald (“Magic Forest”) with its garden gnomes, ancient trees, and moss-covered boulders. Pause mid-route at Lake Hintersee, a source of inspiration to 19th-century German artists. Tonight, relax at the hotel spa before a celebratory farewell dinner.

Accommodation: Alpenhotel Zechmeisterlehen, Schönau am Königsee, Germany

Situated in a picturesque Alpine meadow outside of town, this lovely four-star property features comfortable accommodations with flower-filled balconies, a spa, and indoor and outdoor swimming pools.

Day 8

Transfer to Salzburg. Guided city tour and departure

Enjoy a guided walking tour around the UNESCO World Heritage city of Salzburg before bidding farewell to your group.

Post-Night

Tour Departure in Salzburg

After enjoying a final guided group tour of Salzburg, you are transferred to the Hotel Goldener Hirsch (or Hotel Altstadt for July 1-11 departure only) by noon, where you’ll spend a post-tour night. (Lunch and dinner are on your own.)

Accommodation: Hotel Goldener Hirsch, Salzburg, Austria

This four-star hotel with centuries of history is located in the heart of Salzburg’s Old Town—a UNESCO World Heritage site in its entirety—across from the Festival Hall and down the street from Mozart’s house. Guest rooms are decorated in classic Austrian style, with carved-wood furniture, rich fabrics and accents, and Italian tile bathrooms. Unique in Salzburg is its covered inner courtyard bar for casual fare and drinks; also on site and next door are a traditional Austrian restaurant with wood-paneled walls and a fine-dining international restaurant.

Departure Flight

Auf Wiedersehen! This morning, a complimentary small-group transfer is provided to Salzburg’s S. W. Mozart Airport (based on your departure time).

Add a Tour Extension to Your Flight + Tour Combo
Pre-Tour Extension: Munich

2 nights from only $448*

  • Two nights at the Platzl Hotel†
  • Small-group hotel transfer
  • Two Breakfasts

For those guests reserving our Flight + Tour Combo, you may wish to further extend your time in Germany with an additional two nights in Munich, Bavaria’s capital city since the 16th century and a perfect destination to explore on foot. From your centrally located four-star hotel, you can easily walk to the city’s famous main square—the Marienplatz, with its New Town Hall and the Glockenspiel that rings at 11:00 and noon, and whose charming figurines reenact key events in Bavarian history. Pause at a beer garden or any of the many outdoor cafés as you make your way between the Frauenkirche, Munich’s main cathedral, and the English Garden—a beautifully manicured park larger than New York’s central park.

Single Supplement: $348

Flight + Tour Combo plus Pre-Tour Extension Dates: June 15-27, 2016, June 29-July 11, 2016, August 24-September 5, 2016, September 7-19, 2016

*2016 price is $348 / Single +$298.
†Please note that some hotel city taxes may need to be paid locally.

Post-Tour Extension: Salzburg

2 nights from only $548*

  • Two nights at the Hotel Bristol (Note: 2016 guests will stay at Hotel Goldener Hirsch or equivalent)†
  • Small-group hotel transfer
  • Two Breakfasts

With musical associations ranging from Mozart to the Von Trapp family, Austria’s cultural gem Salzburg invites exploration of its Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site in its entirety, as well as the Salzach River promenade. From your luxurious hotel in the city center, you can easily walk to Mozart’s birthplace or residence, the Hohensalzburg Fortress, or the Hellbrunn Palace and Fountains on the edge of the city. Follow cobbled streets festooned with overflowing flower-boxes to the many inviting outdoor cafés and restaurants for a local brew or enticing pastry.

Single Supplement: $398

Flight + Tour Combo plus Post-Tour Extension Dates: June 17-29, 2016, July 1-13, 2016, August 26-September 7, 2016, September 9-21, 2016

*2016 price is $248 / Single +$148.
†Please note that some hotel city taxes may need to be paid locally.

Flight + Tour Combo Inclusions:

  • Round-trip international airfare (includes airline fuel charges and taxes)
  • Small-group airport and hotel transfers
  • One night at your hotel in Munich and one night at your hotel in Salzburg*
  • Two breakfasts
  • 8-day/7-night Austria & Germany: Bavaria & the Tyrol guided walking tour with on-trip inclusions

*Please note that some hotel city taxes may need to be paid locally.

Tour Extension Available

Munich
2 nights from only $448*

Salzburg
2 nights from only $548*

Learn More

Ready to take the next step?

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OR Call 800.234.6900

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Flight

Overnight Flight from USA to Munich, Germany

Please refer to your air itinerary for your specific flight details.

Arrival

Arrive in Munich, Germany

Upon arrival at Munich International Airport, a representative holding a Country Walkers sign will meet you as you exit the baggage-claim area. Please note that there may be up to a 45- minute wait if other guests are arriving within the same time frame. A complimentary small-group transfer (45 minutes) will be provided to the Platzl Hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure (no meals or activities included).

Accommodation: Platzl Hotel, Munich, Germany

Located in the heart of Munich’s historic center, the four-star Platzl Hotel is just a short walk from the famous Marienplatz, the Opera, and other major attractions. Sound-proofed comfortable guest rooms feature classic furnishings and decor with views of the old city or the Hofbrauhaus. In addition to two restaurants and a bar, the hotel offers a fitness area with Turkish steam bath and sauna.

Day 1

Join Your Country Walkers Austria & Germany: Bavaria & the Tyrol

Breakfast is included at your hotel. Your guide(s) will meet you at 8:30 a.m. in the lobby of the Platzl Hotel. Your guide(s) will be wearing a Country Walkers shirt.

Please be dressed for walking and refer to the Austria & Germany: Bavaria & the Tyrol (8- day/7-night) itinerary for full tour details.

Journey towards the Alps, stopping to visit King Ludwig’s fairy-tale Linderhof Castle and the Bavarian village of Oberammergau. This evening’s destination is Mittenwald, a “living picture book” of narrow lanes, flowery balconies, and overhanging eaves.

Accommodation: Post Hotel, Mittenwald, Germany

A former post office dating to 1632, this charming Bavarian-style chalet hotel offers two restaurants, a sun terrace, an indoor swimming pool, and Finnish sauna. Located on the main pedestrian street of Mittenwald, it is within walking distance of the town’s many shops, restaurants, and cafés.

Day 2

Mittenwald to Elmau

Walk today among the pristine forests, wildflowers, brooks, and lakes of Bavaria’s scenic Elmau Valley, stopping in at family-owned eateries for homemade dumplings, fresh-caught trout, or kaffee mit kuchen (coffee and cake). This afternoon, transfer to Austria’s spectacular Tyrol region.

Accommodation: Alpenhotel Tirolerhof, Neustift, Austria

A seven-minute walk from the town center, this elegant Tyrolean family hotel features a warm and inviting interior, all modern amenities, restaurant and bar, an outdoor swimming pool, and extensive spa area with numerous saunas, steam baths, lounge areas, and massage facilities.

Day 3

Stubai Glacier Walk

Ride the Stubaier Gletschebahn gondola to the “Top of the Tyrol” for breathtaking mountain vistas. Afterwards, thrill to an optional glacier walk. This afternoon, explore rural pathways, relax at your hotel spa, or visit Neustift’s remarkable baroque church.

Accommodation: Alpenhotel Tirolerhof, Neustift, Austria

A seven-minute walk from the town center, this elegant Tyrolean family hotel features a warm and inviting interior, all modern amenities, restaurant and bar, an outdoor swimming pool, and extensive spa area with numerous saunas, steam baths, lounge areas, and massage facilities.

Day 4

Pinnis Valley and Besinnungsweg trail

A hearty breakfast at a high mountain farm fuels you for today’s descent through the gorgeous Pinnis Valley. Watch for golden eagles, mountain goats, and marmots as you walk. After lunch, explore the Besinnungsweg, a wooded meditation trail. This evening, enjoy a guided tour and dinner in magical Innsbruck.

Accommodation: Alpenhotel Tirolerhof, Neustift, Austria

A seven-minute walk from the town center, this elegant Tyrolean family hotel features a warm and inviting interior, all modern amenities, restaurant and bar, an outdoor swimming pool, and extensive spa area with numerous saunas, steam baths, lounge areas, and massage facilities.

Day 5

Transfer to Schönau am Königsee Alpbachtal

Today’s walking destination is Alpbach, voted Austria’s most beautiful village for its magnificent flower displays and authentic Tyrolean architecture. In the afternoon, return to Bavaria.

Accommodation: Alpenhotel Zechmeisterlehen, Schönau am Königsee, Germany

Situated in a picturesque Alpine meadow outside of town, this lovely four-star property features comfortable accommodations with flower-filled balconies, a spa, and indoor and outdoor swimming pools.

Day 6

Lake Königsee and Berchtesgaden National Park

Discover the stunning Königsee, a fjord-like, emerald-green lake in the heart of Berchtesgaden National Park, famous for its onion-domed 17th-century Church of St. Bartholomä. Tonight, enjoy traditional entertainment at a historic Bavarian pub.

Accommodation: Alpenhotel Zechmeisterlehen, Schönau am Königsee, Germany

Situated in a picturesque Alpine meadow outside of town, this lovely four-star property features comfortable accommodations with flower-filled balconies, a spa, and indoor and outdoor swimming pools.

Day 7

Ramsau Countryside and Lake Hintersee

Today’s walk leads through the Zauberwald (“Magic Forest”) with its garden gnomes, ancient trees, and moss-covered boulders. Pause mid-route at Lake Hintersee, a source of inspiration to 19th-century German artists. Tonight, relax at the hotel spa before a celebratory farewell dinner.

Accommodation: Alpenhotel Zechmeisterlehen, Schönau am Königsee, Germany

Situated in a picturesque Alpine meadow outside of town, this lovely four-star property features comfortable accommodations with flower-filled balconies, a spa, and indoor and outdoor swimming pools.

Day 8

Transfer to Salzburg. Guided city tour and departure

Enjoy a guided walking tour around the UNESCO World Heritage city of Salzburg before bidding farewell to your group.

Post-Night

Tour Departure in Salzburg

After enjoying a final guided group tour of Salzburg, you are transferred to the Hotel Bristol by noon, where you’ll spend a post-tour night. (Lunch and dinner are on your own.)

Accommodation: Hotel Bristol, Salzburg

Set in a grand mansion dating from 1619, this luxurious hotel is located in the center of Salzburg, and a 5-minute walk to Old Town—a UNESCO World Heritage site in its entirety—across the street from the Mozart house museum. Guest rooms are decorated in classic Austrian style, with carved-wood furniture, and rich fabrics and accents. Other amenities include a sophisticated international restaurant and bar and lounge featuring piano evenings.

Departure Flight

Auf Wiedersehen! This morning, a complimentary small-group transfer is provided to Salzburg’s S. W. Mozart Airport (based on your departure time).

Add a Tour Extension to Your Flight + Tour Combo
Pre-Tour Extension: Munich

2 nights from only $448*

  • Two nights at the Platzl Hotel†
  • Small-group hotel transfer
  • Two Breakfasts

For those guests reserving our Flight + Tour Combo, you may wish to further extend your time in Germany with an additional two nights in Munich, Bavaria’s capital city since the 16th century and a perfect destination to explore on foot. From your centrally located four-star hotel, you can easily walk to the city’s famous main square—the Marienplatz, with its New Town Hall and the Glockenspiel that rings at 11:00 and noon, and whose charming figurines reenact key events in Bavarian history. Pause at a beer garden or any of the many outdoor cafés as you make your way between the Frauenkirche, Munich’s main cathedral, and the English Garden—a beautifully manicured park larger than New York’s central park.

Single Supplement: $348

Flight + Tour Combo plus Pre-Tour Extension Dates: June 15-27, 2016, June 29-July 11, 2016, August 24-September 5, 2016, September 7-19, 2016

*2016 price is $348 / Single +$298.
†Please note that some hotel city taxes may need to be paid locally.

Post-Tour Extension: Salzburg

2 nights from only $548*

  • Two nights at the Hotel Bristol (Note: 2016 guests will stay at Hotel Goldener Hirsch or equivalent)†
  • Small-group hotel transfer
  • Two Breakfasts

With musical associations ranging from Mozart to the Von Trapp family, Austria’s cultural gem Salzburg invites exploration of its Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site in its entirety, as well as the Salzach River promenade. From your luxurious hotel in the city center, you can easily walk to Mozart’s birthplace or residence, the Hohensalzburg Fortress, or the Hellbrunn Palace and Fountains on the edge of the city. Follow cobbled streets festooned with overflowing flower-boxes to the many inviting outdoor cafés and restaurants for a local brew or enticing pastry.

Single Supplement: $398

Flight + Tour Combo plus Post-Tour Extension Dates: June 17-29, 2016, July 1-13, 2016, August 26-September 7, 2016, September 9-21, 2016

*2016 price is $248 / Single +$148.
†Please note that some hotel city taxes may need to be paid locally.

Flight + Tour Combo Inclusions:

  • Round-trip international airfare (includes airline fuel charges and taxes)
  • Small-group airport and hotel transfers
  • One night at your hotel in Munich and one night at your hotel in Salzburg*
  • Two breakfasts
  • 8-day/7-night Austria & Germany: Bavaria & the Tyrol guided walking tour with on-trip inclusions

*Please note that some hotel city taxes may need to be paid locally.

Tour Extension Available

Munich
2 nights from only $448*

Salzburg
2 nights from only $548*

Learn More

Ready to take the next step?

Request A Reservation

OR Call 800.234.6900

Dates & Prices

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2017 Dates Per person, double occupancy Single Supplement
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Jun 18 - Jun 25 $4,698 $248
Jul 2 - Jul 9 $4,698 $248
Aug 27 - Sep 3 $4,698 $248
Sep 10 - Sep 17 $4,698 $248

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Single Supplement
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Jun 16 - Jun 26 $6,198
$598
Jun 30 - Jul 10 $6,198 $598
Aug 25 - Sep 4 $6,198 $598
Sep 8 - Sep 18 $5,848 $598

Private Adventure

Make this Tour a Private Adventure

You can transform this itinerary into an exclusive experience for you and your fellow guests. Enjoy all the same walks and inclusions as on our traditional tours, in the company of the same expert guides. Simply gather your friends, choose your preferred departure date, and we’ll take care of the rest.

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2017 Dates Number of Travelers
6 - 11 12 - 18 Single Supplement
Jun 1 - Sep 30$4,898$4,698$248

Guides

Guides

Our guides' experience, dedication, and enthusiasm make them ideal ambassadors for your destination. They chart the course, finesse the details, and speak the local language (as well as English). They also possess a the rare skill of knowing when to let serendipity and inspiration take the lead.

Christian-Gleirscher
Christian Gleirscher

Born and raised in the Stubai Alps of Austria, Christian Gleirscher has always enjoyed playing and working in the mountains. He started his career in the tourism industry as a ski and snowboard instructor, and then became an accredited hiking guide. As a young adult, Christian was part of the Austrian National Team of Mountain Running, and has participated in several major marathons. Nowadays he divides his time between Austria and Poland, promoting his home region by attending trade shows, leading press tours, and collaborating with a local hotel and the Stubai Tourism Office.

Dominik-Gleirsher
Dominik Gleirscher

A native of Austria’s Stubai Valley, Dominik Gleirscher lives and breathes mountains. In the summertime, as an accredited hiking guide, in addition to guiding Country Walkers guests in the Bavarian and Austrian Alps, he is a member of the rigorous Tyrolian mountain rescue squad. He spends all his time on the mountains in the winter also—as a ski instructor and ski racing coach, as well as an examiner for both the Tyrolian and the Austrian Ski School Association.

Austria & Germany Walking Tour Guide
Agnes Gleirscher

Born and raised in Poland, Agnes Gleirscher was a school teacher for over 10 years and the author of several textbooks, also making outdoor programs for children a key part of the curriculum. While teaching, she managed to become licensed in the tourism industry, where she has been working as a hiking guide and ski instructor, allowing her to immerse herself in the mountains that she loves.

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Reviews

November 2015

“There was a lot of walking, which really made the experience. The description does not do justice to the hiking experience. The accommodations were great. The guides were very helpful and fun. Lunches on the trial were great.”

November 2015

“I enjoyed the tour greatly. The itinerary was a wonderful mix of world-class highlights and simple, beautiful nature. The guides were knowledgeable, good-humored, and organized. The scenic hikes were varied but always beautiful and the mix of hiking challenges was well-thought out. ”

November 2015

“If we could reward more than 5 stars for this tour we would! Best yet and all previous 6 have been superb! The guides were the best along with a family member who attended a walk and a rescue dog who joined us; adding greatly to the tour. Our enjoyment could not have been better. The walks and itinerary were well thought out and gave us options of greatest value! I even had the experience of paragliding – a never to forget experience! Accommodations were excellent; lacking nothing and offering everything. Meals went well beyond 5 star; offering regional cuisine. We would highly recommend this tour to everyone and will use no other tour company as long as we are able to walk. ”

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