The Best Of Prague, Salzburg, and Munich:
A 9 Day Tour
Beginning in Munich, Bavaria’s capital, then on to small town Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart and the site of the filming of “The Sound of Music”, we will end the tour in Prague.
We’ll explore its mighty castle, Baroque churches and fascinating Jewish quarter.
Together we will spend enchanting days in three of Europe’s greatest capitals…you will be charmed.
Your Tour Includes:
- All hotel accommodations
- All Breakfasts
- Transportation from Salzburg to Prague
- Transportation from Munich to Salzburg
- Transportation to village visit
- Local guides
Note that lunches and dinners are not included. Nor are Museum entrance fees.
Your Adventure Awaits:
Day 1: Travel day
Day 2: Welcome to Munich
We'll meet in our hotel at 5 p.m. to get acquainted and go over the week's schedule. Then we'll take an orientation walk through our Old Town neighborhood and over the historic center — one of Europe's most entertaining promenades, past beer halls, palaces, churches and more — dinner in small groups in local eateries. Sleep in Munich (2 nights).
Day 3: Dachau and free afternoon in Munich
After breakfast, we’ll head to Dachau concentration camp to revisit the past. “Arbeit macht frei” says the front gate: “work will make you free”… After lunch we will return to Munich for a free afternoon. Visit the opulent Residenz palace, the dazzling Deutsches Museum, the sprawling English Garden, or the state-of-the-art BMW museum… or you may join a tour to Mad King Ludwig’s Neuschwanstein Castle….So many choices!!!
Evening at a local Beer hall for a typical meal of sausage, sauerkraut and all the trimmings. Enjoy!
Day 4: Salzburg
We’ll arrive in Salzburg late morning, have our walking tour and neighborhood orientation…then in the afternoon, climb up to the fortress to reward yourself with a sweeping view of the city. You can also rent a bike for an easy ride and picnic along the Salzach River, try your hand at Doe-a-Deer by joining a Sound of Music bus tour, or take an excursion out to Berchtesgaden to see Hitler's infamous Eagle's Nest retreat.
Day 5: Travel to Prague and intro to the City Center
Travel to Prague and meet our guide at 5:00 p.m. for an introduction to Prague’s history. Walking tour of the heart of Prague. (sleep in Prague 4 nights.)
Day 6: Prague of Kings and Nobles
This morning we'll take public transportation, rub shoulders with the locals and cross the Vltava River and up the hill to the most impressive castle complex in continental Europe: Prague Castle. After our history lesson with our local guide, you’ll have the opportunity to tour the massive Old Royal Palace, St. George's Basilica and St. Vitus Cathedral. Free time in the afternoon to meander through delightful hidden gardens back down to the Old Town.
Day 7: Jewish and Art Nouveau Prague
Today we'll take a walking tour through the Josefov neighborhood, once the site of Prague's Jewish Ghetto — and still one of the most evocative Jewish districts in all of Europe. For a thousand years one of the leading centers of Judaism, the neighborhood is peppered with thought-provoking museums, fascinating synagogues, and a dream-like cemetery. After free time for lunch, we'll check out the classy concert halls and salons of the city's Municipal House and cap off the day with an Art Nouveau walk connecting some of Prague's slinkiest facades, and an optional tour of a museum devoted to the local master of Art Nouveau: Alfons Mucha (whose stained glass you will have already marveled at inside St. Vitus Cathedral), your evening will be free for dinner on your own.
Day 8: Revolutionary Prague
We'll start our day by retracing the footsteps of Prague's celebrated Velvet Revolution, following the events of Nov. 17, 1989, through the modern city to Wenceslas Square, where thousands of Czechs held up and rattled their keys, telling their leaders: “it’s time to go home.”
The evening will be a great time to catch a classical concert in one of the local churches or experience the quirky and uniquely Czech Black Light Theater.
Day 9: Tour Over After Breakfast
Prague’s Airport and busy train stations can connect you to practically anywhere in Europe, and your return home. Whatever your plans, your guide will help you get on the right track.
Next Departure: June 22-30, 2018
Cost: $1,999* per person
*Land package based on double occupancy, airfare is additional.