Salzburg and Eastern Bavaria 3-Day Private Tour from Munich

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Explore legendary and attractive Salzburg in detail, and mix in some unique Bavarian variety.

Salzburg is internationally renowned for its baroque architecture and is one of the best-preserved city centres north of the
Alps.  See Mirabell Gardens, Mozart's birthplace, and Fortress Hohensalzburg.  Choose between included excursions to
Hellbrunn Castle, Hohenwerfen Fortress, the Salzkammergut lake resort area, or further explorations in town.  Savour the
 local delicacies.  Spend two nights here.

En route to Salzburg visit King Ludwig II's impressive Herrenchiemsee Castle and the serene Fraueninsel in Lake Chiemsee.

On the return visit Hitler's mountaintop Eagle's Nest, the charming valley town of Berchtesgaden, and beautiful Lake Königsee.

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Itinerary

Day 1

 

Meet your tour director at your hotel or preferred location in Munich.

We drive east to Lake Chiemsee, Bavaria's biggest lake.

In Prien, board a boat to go to Herrenchiemsee Island to see King Ludwig II's largest castle, Herrenchiemsee, which he built after a visit to Versailles, and where he stayed only one week.  It was to have been an equivalent to Versailles, but only the central portion was built before the king died in 1886.  It was never meant to be a perfectly exact replica of Versailles, and in several places surpasses it. Inside guided tour of the New Palace and entrance to the Ludwig Museum and the Old Palace.

After free time for lunch, travel by boat to the nearby island of Fraueninsel.  This is one of the most beautiful places in Bavaria, and boasts an ancient monastery at the centre of the island.  You will have time to visit the Benedictine monastery, and to stroll at leisure around the island.

Return by boat again to Prien, and continue your ride to your Salzburg hotel.

Join your guide for a stroll through the historic centre before or after your welcome dinner tonight.

Included > Door-to-door transportation, driver-guide, boat tickets, entrance and guide fees and taxes, three-course dinner, hotel in Salzburg


Herrenchiemsee

Herrenchiemsee photo: rjones0856 (Wikimedia)

Herrenchiemsee

Fraueninsel: Alois Köppl, Gleiritsch (Wikimedia)

Day 2

 

After breakfast, explore the famous baroque city of Salzburg, the city of Mozart, so rich in history, culture and tradition.  See the Mirabell Gardens – a setting for The Sound of Music, Getreidegasse with Mozart’s Birthplace, and the Cathedral.  Take the funicular up to massive Fortress Hohensalzburg for fabulous views.

For lunch maybe spend time in a traditional Kaffeehaus and try the famous Salzburger Nockerln.

In the afternoon, the choice is yours: visit Hellbrunn, famous not so much for the beautiful castle but for the trick fountains ordered by one of Salzburg's bishops.

Or visit Hohenwerfen Fortress, a castle dating back over 900 years.  Perched atop a tall rock high above the Salzachtal valley floor, the Fortress offers a commanding view of the surrounding mountains.  The falconry centre, the museums and the dark corners all encourage visitors to investigate the mighty walls of the castle from within.

Or maybe you want to explore the Salzkammergut: we take you out to some of the lakes that make this region so famous.  Stroll along the promenades of Lake Wolfgang and Lake Fuschl or go swimming.

If you decide to stay in Salzburg we will help with other suggestions.

Included > Breakfast, door-to-door transportation, driver-guide, entrance and guide fees and taxes, three-course dinner, hotel in Salzburg


Salzburg

Mozart's Birthplace

Mirabell Gardens

Fortress Hohensalzburg, above

Day 3

 

A short ride back into Germany takes us to the Eagle's Nest (Kehlsteinhaus in German), a relic of a regime long gone but never forgotten.  A symbol of the power of the National Socialism regime, the Eagle’s Nest was presented to Adolf Hitler on his 50th birthday.  It remained unharmed during the war and is now preserved in its original state. Since 1960 all admission revenue has gone to charity.

The Eagles Nest is just south-east of Berchtesgaden and can only be reached by a local bus ride followed by a trip through solid rock some 400 feet to the top of the mountain in a luxurious brass elevator.  The view from the top shows the breathtaking scenery of the Bavarian and Austrian mountains.

During the winter months when the road above is closed, or as an alternative, we recommend Salt Mine Berchtesgaden.  This mine has been in operation since 1517 and is one of the oldest working salt mines in the world.  A visit to the mine is a great opportunity to learn about the economic and political history of “White Gold”.

The guided tour of the mine includes dressing up in protective miner clothing, a train ride into the heart of the mountain, and a short fun slide to a sparkling underground lake.

Afterwards we visit charming Berchtesgaden and stop at picturesque Lake Königsee before returning to Munich for late afternoon arrival.

Included > Breakfast, door-to-door transportation, driver-guide, entrance and guide fees and taxes, three-course dinner


Eagle's Nest

Berchtesgaden photo by Eric Sorenson

Salt Mine Berchtesgaden

Königsee photo by Kroppe

 

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Prices and Reservations

Prices are in EUROs, based on double occupancy.

Salzburg and Eastern Bavaria 3-Day Private Tour from Munich

 

 

2 persons (minimum)

4 persons

6 persons (maximum)

 

780 EUR per person

680 EUR per person

580 EUR per person

 

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