An enchanting blend of storybook villages, natural beauty, and historic grandeur, this tour brings you to the heart of Bavaria and the Tyrol. Wander cobblestone streets in Salzburg and Innsbruck, and trek through fields of wildflowers in the Pinnis Valley. Marvel at King Ludwig’s spectacular excess on a walking tour of Germany’s Linderhof Castle, and delight in a boat trip across emerald-green Lake Königsee, surrounded by dramatic mountain peaks. Fuel your hiking with savory fare like homemade dumplings, freshly-caught trout, and delectable kaffee mit kuchen (coffee and cakes). Comfortable accommodations include historic buildings and resort hotels, many with luxurious steam bath and sauna facilities. From beautiful Bavaria to the timeless Tyrol, the memories from your walking tour of Austria and Germany will last a lifetime.
Alpeiner Nature Resort
A 10-minute walk from the town center, this elegant Tyrolean family-run hotel features a warm and inviting interior, modern amenities, restaurant and bar, an outdoor swimming pool, and extensive spa area with numerous saunas, steam baths, lounge areas, and massage facilities. Well-appointed guest rooms are un-air conditioned and offer in-room WiFi. Complimentary afternoon tea or coffee and cakes are an extra bonus!
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.
In the heart of the mountain town of Berchtesgaden, this four-star resort hotel complex offers spacious contemporary rooms with Bavaria accents. A comprehensive wellness and spa complex offers swimming pool, sauna, whirlpool bath, extensive spa treatments, and a rooftop solarium garden with stunning views of the surrounding mountains.
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.
Post Hotel Mittenwald
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.
2020 Pre-Tour Extension - Munich
2 Nights From $448
per person, double occupancy
Please refer to your air itinerary for your specific flight details.
Upon arrival at Munich International Airport, a representative holding a Country Walkers sign meets you as you exit the baggage-claim area. A complimentary small-group transfer (45 minutes) is provided to the Platzl Hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure (no meals or activities included).
If you are going to be delayed meeting our transfer representative due to delayed or lost luggage, please let our Airport staff or representative know by calling + 49-172-8503600. Our drivers are generally able to wait for up to one hour from the time your flight lands, after which you would be responsible for your own transfer. You may also contact Allianz Global Assistance to advise of your delay and they will contact our transfer service.
Please note: If you arrive early, your hotel room may not be available until 3:00 p.m., in which case you may store your luggage with the reception desk.
Country Walkers provides you with City Information that includes recommendations on what to see and do in Munich during your stay.
Today discover Munich, Bavaria’s capital city since the 16th century and a perfect destination to explore on foot. After an included breakfast you are perfectly situated from your hotel to walk the city’s famous main square, the Marienplatz. Do not miss the New Town Hall and the Glockenspiel that rings at 11:00 a.m. and noon, and whose charming figurines reenact key events in Bavarian history. After a full day of walking, be sure to relax in your hotel’s Turkish steam bath and sauna.
Today, wander between the Frauenkirche, Munich’s main cathedral, and the English Garden—a beautifully manicured park larger than New York’s Central Park. No visit to Munich is complete without pausing at one of its many beer gardens or any of the many outdoor cafés.
2020 Post-Tour Extension - Salzburg
2 Nights From $498
per person, double occupancy
Be sure to pick up your included Salzburg Card upon check-in to the Hotel Bristol. The Salzburg Card provides free travel on Salzburg’s public transportation network, one-time free admission to city attractions, and other advantageous entrance and discount offers. After an included breakfast spend today exploring more of Austria’s cultural gem. From your centrally located luxurious hotel, 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. Tonight perhaps you’ll dine in your hotel’s sophisticated international restaurant or relax in the lounge, which often features piano evenings.
Another full day in Salzburg awaits. This is the perfect time to revisit or dive deeper into sites visited from your “Sound of Music” tour. This afternoon follow cobbled streets festooned with overflowing flower-boxes to the many inviting outdoor cafes and restaurants for a local brew or enticing pastry.
Auf Wiedersehen! This morning, a complimentary small-group transfer is provided to Salzburg’s S. W. Mozart Airport (based on your departure time).
Flight + Tour Combo
|Exceptional boutique accommodations|
|All on-tour meals except 2 dinners|
|Local guides with you throughout tour|
|Local wine and/or beer with dinner|
|Entrance fees and special events as noted in the itinerary|
|Emergency travel assistance hotline available 24/7|
|One extra night in Munich and one extra night in Salzburg|
|Airport car service for arrival & departure|
|Pre- and post-tour breakfasts|
|Business-class upgrades available|
Experience your destination like an insider with people who call it home.
Born and raised in Poland, Agnes Gleirscher was a school teacher for over 10 years and is the author of several textbooks in which outdoor programs for children are 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.
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. At the moment he works not only as a hiking guide but also as a rope access technician and ski instructor while also promoting his home region for the Stubai Tourism Office by attending trade shows and leading press tours.
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