Sound of Music 2014

Sound of Music 2014


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Tour Itinerary

Not just for fans of the film, this Austrian adventure also takes in the country's romantic cities, dramatic scenery, epic history and timeless connections to music. It's Insider moments like… reaching the storybook-style castle of King Ludwig in the Bavarian mountains by horse-drawn carriage. Or treading in the footsteps of the Von Trapps in Salzburg, before joining Johann and Manfred Stadler in their rustic 'gasthof' for a more authentic take on Austrian life. Entering the family's 200 year old barn, in the low hills of the Berchtesgaden Alps, you sample their 'home brew' – popular with local hikers. Then join the brothers for 'Ripperl' smoked pork chops and rich Black Forest Gateau or fruit tart.

Day 1 - DEPART USA
Overnight flight to Munich.

Day 2 - ARRIVE MUNICH (2 NIGHTS)
Welcome to Munich. Relax after check-in and later enjoy an evening orientation drive including views of the Olympic Stadium. This evening, meet for a Welcome Reception with your fellow travellers and Travel Director.Welcome Reception
Hilton City

Day 3 - MUNICH SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE
Munich is a lively, prosperous medieval city – a perfect blend of traditional and modern. See the sights during your morning orientation including the Hofbräuhaus, Marienplatz, Ludwigstrasse and the majestic Opera House. Spend free time afterwards exploring on your own. Visit galleries and museums, shop for souvenirs or consider an optional experience to the infamous Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site. This evening you might like to join your companions for a night out at a local beer hall.Buffet Breakfast

Day 4 - MUNICH - OBERAMMERGAU - NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE - INNSBRUCK (2 NIGHTS)
In Oberammergau, see the theatre where the Passion play has been performed every decade since 1634 when Europe was gripped by plague. Drive into the scenic Bavarian mountains and arrive by horse and carriage at Neuschwanstein Castle. Experience a guided tour of this fortress, built in the 19th century for King Ludwig on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau. Arrive later at the famous town of Innsbruck where you will enjoy dinner at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast,Dinner
Grauer Bär

Day 5 - INNSBRUCK SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE
Your orientation includes views of the Wilten Basilica, Golden Roof and the Hofburg Palace. The rest of the day is yours to do as you please. Explore medieval lanes, visit world-class museums and Hapsburg palaces or simply relax and admire this dazzling city set against a spectacular Alpine backdrop. Tonight you might like to see a traditional Tyrolean folklore show.Buffet Breakfast

Day 6 - INNSBRUCK - BERCHTESGADEN - SALZBURG (2 NIGHTS)
Continue through the picturesque valley of the River Inn and pass the Wilder Kaiser Mountain. Visit the National Park of Berchtesgaden, featuring awe-inspiring mountains. Continue on to Salzburg.Buffet Breakfast
Holiday Inn

Day 7 - SALZBURG SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE
See the city's sights with your Local Expert including the Getreidegasse, Salzburg Cathedral, Mozart's birthplace and many of the locations used in the film 'The Sound of Music'. Afterwards, discover the delights of Salzburg for yourself. Visit a museum or go shopping for souvenirs. This evening, enjoy a Be My Guest dinner at a local Gasthof.Buffet Breakfast,Be My Guest Dining

Day 8 - SALZBURG - VIENNA (3 NIGHTS)
View the Church in Mondsee where the marriage of Captain Von Trapp and Maria was filmed for 'The Sound of Music'. Traverse the Salzkammergut, a picturesque region of mountains and lakes, whose salt deposits brought great wealth to the area. See Melk Abbey in the Wachau Valley before arriving in Vienna.Buffet Breakfast
Am Konzerthaus

Day 9 - VIENNA SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME
This morning enjoy an exclusive Unique Insight with a guided visit to the Habsburg royal collection of art at the Kunsthistorisches museum prior to admission of the general public. The spectacular Kunstkammer will be revealed in this private insider visit. Later, your Local Expert reveals the city's major landmarks and palaces during your included sightseeing tour. The Imperial Boulevards lead to views of the Opera House, the Hofburg Palace, the Parliament and St. Stephen's Cathedral. The magic continues with a walking tour through the oldest parts of the city near 'Am Hof'. Why not indulge yourself and try some local cuisine such as schnitzel or strudel. Walk along the Kärntnerstrasse in the centre of the city and shop for souvenirs.Buffet Breakfast

Day 10 - VIENNA - AT LEISURE
Spend the day as you wish. Why not explore museums, palaces, galleries, cafés, memorials to famous composers and parks? Vienna has it all. This evening, join your travelling companions and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner.Buffet Breakfast,Farewell Dinner

Day 11 - VIENNA - USA
Say goodbye to your newfound friends at the end of an unforgettable vacation. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.Buffet Breakfast

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Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tours of Salzburg and Vienna.
  • Orientation of Munich and Innsbruck.
  • See Melk Abbey.
  • View Mozart's Birthplace in Salzburg, Wilten Basilica and Golden Roof in Innsbruck.
  • Visit Oberammergau, Neuschwanstein Castle, the Alpine resort of Berchtesgaden, Mondsee Church made famous in the film The Sound of Music and the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.

Dining Highlights

  • 9 hot buffet breakfasts.
  • 4 dinners (including Welcome Reception, Be My Guest, three course dinner and Farewell Dinner).

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets provided throughout your trip to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.
  • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.
  • A travel wallet with your documentation.
  • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.
  • Complimentary keepsake photo.
  • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.

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Ratings based off 2219 reviews about Trafalgar Tours. Currently showing 15 reviews with comments only.
By Yan T on Sep 24, 2016

Great tour director and driver. The whole trip is worry free and very enjoyable. The nine day trip covered everything I expected and more.

By Doris K on Sep 09, 2016

Hotels were 4 stars, rooms were clean and big, breakfasts and dinners that provided with package were excellent, tour director and bus driver both were friendly and professional both made our trip a memorable once.

By Sita Rama Prasad S on Sep 02, 2016

We all had fun as tour director made it possible for us to be free and express our thought. She was catalyst in making things happen. Bus driver was very good and drove so well we did not feel any motion. he was jovial and friendly. Kept bus very clean.

By John L on Aug 06, 2016

This was our first experience with bus tours, but it will not be our last. The trip provided an excellent cross section of the area, history and people. The guide and driver were excellent and very knowledgeable. The main accommodations and meals were far beyond our expectations. Overall it was an outstanding experience and value.

By Kanda L on Jul 31, 2016

My husband and I are very happy with the trip around the island. The sceneries of the mountains, glaciers, lagoons, waterfalls, lava and rock formations are captivating. The island is extremely clean. We have never breathed any air so fresh and pollutant-free in our lives until we visited Iceland. The Icelanders are very friendly and hardworking. We even saw young girls carry luggage of hotel guests to make extra money. The country also seems crime-free and we felt safe throughout our trip. To our surprise and convenience, we did not need Icelandic Krona while traveling in Iceland since credit cards are accepted everywhere in Iceland. The only downside of the trip is that food is very expensive but the quality of the food in general is good.

By Julie G on Jul 15, 2016

Very well planned and the accommodations were excellent. The guide was fabulous. Loved the trip!!!

By Nanette M on Jul 08, 2016

This trip was a another great experience with Trafalgar. Our Travel Director was exceptional!

By Eileen S on Jul 05, 2016

Loved tour director and driver.

By Peggy C on Jul 05, 2016

While it's a lot of bus riding, the scenery and experiences are well worth the trip. The tour director was top-notch in providing very creative service enhancing the entire experience. It was a wonderful trip and I'd highly recommend it.

By Darrell P on Jul 04, 2016

The accommodations were excellent, although two were not modern with no cell service or internet. The food was very good except at the 320 Ranch. The tour director and the driver were both exceptional. All in all, we had a great vacation. We really enjoyed seeing Yellowstone.

By Nancy G on Jul 03, 2016

This trip becomes quite expensive due to few meals are included. This of course has its pluses and minuses. 47 people on a trip is too many.

By Rita D on Jul 01, 2016

I was completely satisfied with this tour. Areas visited were beautiful. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and fun. Our hotels were much nicer than I had expected. Highly recommend this tour.

By Jean C on Jun 26, 2016

Of the six tours we have taken with Trafalgar, this one scored at the bottom of the list. Everything was very well done and the tour director was excellent, but somehow the Scandinavian trip lacked the excitement of former trips. The fjords and Norwegian mountains were beautiful, but the optional offerings were not as interesting as those in other tours. There was also a second Trafalgar bus that followed about fifteen or twenty minutes behind us which made the stops crowded. It was as though there were 96 people on the tour instead of 48. There were separate tour directors, but I definitely didn't like the second bus. I do believe that Trafalgar is an excellent company...it's just that this tour didn't meet our expectations.

By Maureen W on Jun 19, 2016

An excellent experience. Learn to commend this amount about the country in the people. Great for families.


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