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Combine the vibrant cities of Munich, Salzburg and Vienna on this six-night vacation by rail. Start in Munich with two nights discovering the sights of the alpine city. Then take the train through stunning scenery to the Baroque Austrian cities of Salzburg and Vienna. Enjoy the fairytale beauty of Salzburg, from the UNESCO listed Old Town to the birthplace of Mozart and the hills that inspired movie classic The Sound of Music. In Vienna, marvel at the Imperial palaces, grand squares and lovely tree-lined boulevards.

Highlights

  • Explore the charming Marienplatz in Munich
  • Visit the stunning city of Salzburg, home to The Sound of Music and W.A. Mozart
  • Marvel at the striking Imperial architecture in Vienna

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • Rail travel in standard class per the itinerary
  • 2 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Munich
  • 2 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Salzburg
  • 2 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Vienna
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Why Not...

Extend your trip or try this package in reverse. Call a Rail Expert for details.

Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

DAY 1 ARRIVE IN MUNICH
Welcome to Munich! On arrival in the Bavarian capital, make your way to your hotel and check in for a two-night stay. Head out to get your bearings in the city, perhaps enjoying some traditional Bavarian cuisine at a traditional beer hall. (Overnight in Munich)

DAY 2 MUNICH
Spend a full day in Munich, exploring the many famous sights and attractions of the Alpine city. Explore the Marienplatz at the heart of the city and take in the city views from the top of the Town Hall. Uncover the legend behind the Teufelstritt (Devil's Footstep) or you might also like to take a tour of the renowned Deutsches Museum. Of course, no visit to Munich is complete without a visit to a beer hall! The Hofbräuhaus am Platzl is undoubtedly the most famous of these, where you can sample some Weisswürste (white sausage) or Schweinshaxe (pork knuckle) with your Mass (litre glass) of beer. (Overnight in Munich) B

DAY 3 MUNICH TO SALZBURG
Spend another morning in Munich before taking the train to Salzburg. On arrival in Salzburg, check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. Salzburg is your first taste of Austria, the mountains…The Sound of Music! Try the restaurants on the right side of the river around Linzergasse for a real taste of Salzburg. For an adventure into Austrian beer you will need to head for the atmospheric Mullner Brewery - known officially as the Augustiner Braustubel. (Overnight in Salzburg) B

DAY 4 SALZBURG
Enjoy an additional day discovering Salzburg at your leisure. Perhaps visit the birthplace of Mozart, now a museum dedicated to his life and work showcasing various fascinating exhibits. The city's Baroque Old Town is UNESCO World Heritage listed and dominated by the massive Festung Hohensalzburg, one of the largest medieval castles in Europe. (Overnight in Salzburg) B

DAY 5 SALZBURG TO VIENNA
After breakfast this morning, take the scenic train ride from Salzburg to Vienna. Be sure to have your camera ready as you pass through some of the most beautiful parts of Austria. On arrival in Vienna, check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. Perhaps spend the afternoon indulging in some delicious Sachertorte or head to the Gothic St Stephen's Cathedral, one of the city's most famous landmarks. (Overnight in Vienna) B

DAY 6 VIENNA
After breakfast this morning, spend the day exploring beautiful Vienna. Much of Viennese cultural life can be found in the Museumsquartier, home to an array of museums, cafes and restaurants within a former imperial stable building. Why not enjoy an operatic experience to remember at the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), or view the works of famous painters such as Rubens and Raphael at the Kunsthistorisches Museum (Museum of Fine Arts). Take in a performance at the Spanish Riding School - one of the oldest riding schools in the world and home to the famous Lipizzaner horses. Vienna also sits on the banks of the Danube, the perfect spot for a scenic boat cruise! And if you are interested in history, follow in the footsteps of the Habsburgs with a visit to the baroque Belvedere and Schönbrunn Palaces. (Overnight in Vienna) B

DAY 7 DEPART VIENNA
After breakfast this morning, check out of your hotel and continue with your onward travels. If you wish to extend your vacation, perhaps with an additional day in a different city, or if you'd like to take this journey in reverse, one of our Rail Specialists would be happy to help with all the details. B

MEAL GUIDE: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, AT - AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER

Am Mirabellplatz Hotel Salzburg

Am Mirabellplatz is a traditional hotel, set in a historic building which was originally built as the residence for Archbishop Paris Lodron. The hotel has 72 comfortable bedrooms and a junior suite as well as a Chill-Out Lounge with complimentary drinks, snacks and newspapers. The hotel is a short walk from the Mirabell Gardens and the historic Old Town area across the Salzach River.

Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront

The hotel boasts 40 sq. meter guest rooms, proximity to a metro train station and a pool alongside the Danube. Enjoy wine or hearty local beer on the terrace at the Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront. Austrian dishes sourced from the river and the sea make regular appearances here.

Hilton Vienna

Combining a magnificent location in the heart of the city with great amenities and services, Hilton Vienna is the place to stay when visiting the Austrian capital. Walk to all of the main attractions with ease and reach the international airport in only 16 minutes via direct link.

Hilton Vienna Plaza

Experience a part of Vienna’s rich heritage at Hilton Vienna Plaza. With a 1920s Art Deco flair, our unique Vienna hotel offers the perfect combination of historical splendor and modern comfort. We are proudly located on the famous Ringstrasse, home to Vienna's most important sites and architectural masterpieces - the State Opera, Art History Museum, City Hall, the Burgtheater, and Vienna Stock Exchange. Heritage hotel with Art Deco, Golden Era design on the famous Ringstrasse. Decorated with 1,000 art works and Carrara marble floor in lobby.

Hotel Zeitgeist Vienna Hauptbahnhof

Situated just a stone’s throw from Vienna’s main train station, the Hotel Zeitgeist offers the perfect base for exploring the city. The hotel’s 254 rooms all boast modern decor, flat screen TVs and large windows. Guests can dine in ‘Lokal-Café-Bar Pergola’ restaurant, relax in the rooftop sauna, workout with a game of badminton or make use of the fitness suite.

InterCityHotel Munich

Situated at the main train station. Highlights: WiFi (free of charge), lavish buffet breakfast, brasserie and wine bar with barbecue and seafood specialties from our show kitchen, FreeCityTicket granting use of local public transport in Munich at no charge. All rooms come with soundproofed windows, flatscreen TV, radio, desk, safe and minibar and air conditioning.

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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

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