Sound of Music - Leisure Holidays

Sound of MusicAustria

From RM8,309 / per person for 9 nights
Indulge in romantic cities, dramatic scenery and epic history on this At Leisure Austrian musical adventure.

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Summary

Join the von Trapps on an Austrian adventure that will make your heart sing, from Munich's medieval charm to the 19th century fortress once home to a shy fairy-tale king. Explore the heritage of the Habsburg Empire and stay at the 18th century family estate of the Prince Archbishop of Salzburg, the romantic setting for several 'Sound of Music' scenes.

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Itinerary

Transfer

On arrival at Munich Airport transfers will operate at 10am and 1pm. Guest arriving later should make own arrangement to the first hotel.

Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Vienna Airport at 8am and 9.30am.

Accommodation

Day 1-2: Holiday Inn Westpark

Day 3- 4 : Hotel Wittelsbach

Day 5-6: Schloss Leopoldskron Authentic Accommodation

Day 7-9: Imperial Riding School Renaissance

Day 10: Depart Vienna


Sightseeing Tour

Day 1 - Arrive Munich
Join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a memorable Welcome Reception to kickstart your leisurely meander through Germany and Austria.


Day 2 - Munich Orientation and At Leisure
Morning orientation tour features the majestic Opera House, Ludwigstrasse, Hofbräuhaus and Marienplatz - its magical Glockenspiel delights visitors throughout the day with its enactment of 16th century tales. Spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring the city's Old Town. This evening, embrace the city's rich beer heritage and consider a memorable night out at a local beer hall. 


Day 3 - Munich – Neuschwanstein Castle – Oberammergau
Journey to the fairy-tale Neuschwanstein Castle, built as a retreat for shy King Ludwig II to retire from public life. Meandering through Bavaria, we arrive in Oberammergau, where locals have performed the Passion Play every decade since 1634 to fulfil their vow after the village was spared from the grip of the Black Plague. We dine in our hotel this evening.


Day 4 - Innsbruck Excursion
The Tyrol mountains beckon today as you take a scenic drive to Innsbruck, the capital of Tyrol. Against a magnificent Alpine backdrop, we spend a leisurely day exploring the city's iconic sights. Admire Emperor Maximilian I's ornate Golden Roof and the Wilten Basilica, take a trip up the funicular for spectacular views, or see the Hofburg Palace. We return to Oberammergau this evening to indulge in true Bavarian hospitality.


Day 5 -  Oberammergau – Berchtesgaden – Salzburg
The astounding beauty of Berchtesgaden provides an enchanting backdrop for a leisurely day spent in pristine natural surrounds. Afterwards venture to Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart, where we'll spend the next two nights at an exquisite Schloss intimately connected to the beloved 'The Sound of Music' movie.


Day 6 - Salzburg Sightseeing and At Leisure
Join your Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour including views of Getreidegasse, the Salzburg Cathedral, and several of the locations used in the film 'The Sound of Music'. The rest of the day is at leisure. This evening we join the Klaushofer family and their resident bees on their charming Salzburg farm for a Be My Guest family dinner, not to mention the delicious home-made cheese strudel.


Day 7 - Salzburg – Mondsee – Vienna
Leave the sounds of Salzburg behind for lakeside Mondsee where you'll visit Mondsee Abbey, the one-time Benedictine monastery that served as the church where Captain Von Trapp and Maria got married in 'The Sound of Music'. Meander along the mountains and lakes of Salzkammergut and pass the centuries-old salt mines that brought great wealth to the area.


Day 8 - Vienna Sightseeing and At Leisure
We enjoy an in-depth and exclusive Cultural Insight this morning during a guided tour of the Kunsthistorisches Museum, delving into the fascinating heritage of the House of Habsburg. Then embark on a sightseeing tour of the city with a Local Specialist to admire its iconic landmarks and palaces. See the beautiful Opera House, Hofburg Palace, and the famous St. Stephen's Cathedral, with its colourful geometrically tiled roof, and amble through its quaint cobblestone lanes of 'Am Hof'. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.


Day 9 - Vienna at Leisure
Soak up the elegance of the City of Music today with a full day to embrace the sights and sounds of a place that inspired the great talents of Mozart, Haydn and Strauss. Visit the beautiful Baroque Schönbrunn Palace, see the elegant Lipizzaner stallions at the Spanish Riding School or consider an Optional Experience to Bratislava, capital of Slovakia. As the curtain closes on a magnificent Sound of Music performance, we join our travel companions and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner.


Day 10 - Depart Vienna
We say a fond farewell to newfound friends and the beauty of Vienna at the end of an unforgettable journey.

Extras

Included Extras

Please find below a selection of extras that are included within the price of your tour.

On-Trip Transport

Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries

Meals

13 meals as per itinerary - 9 Hot Buffet breakfasts, 4 dinners

Local Specialists

Local specialists to bring locations alive

Travel Director

An expert Travel Director and separate driver

Hotel Charges & Local Taxes

All hotel tips, charges, local taxes, porterage and restaurant gratuities.

Be My Guest

The Klaushofer family and their resident bees are your hosts on their charming Salzburg farm where you will enjoy a traditional family dinner, not to mention the delicious home-made cheese strudel

Stays with Stories

Dubbed the Sound of Music palace, Schloss Leopoldskron is the location of several outdoor scenes from the 1965 film and emulates the wealth and history of this era. (Day 5)

Dive into Culture

Enjoy a visit to the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the largest art museum in Austria, to view the Royal Collection before the general public has access. (Day 8)

Make a Difference

Stay at the 18th-century former family estate, turned Hotel Schloss Leopoldskron, known as the 'Sound of Music Palace' for the role it played in some of the film's outdoor scenes. Learn how your visit helps fund its continuous care so it can be preserved for future generations. (Day 5 & 6)

Optional Extras

All of the below extras are additional to the price of your tour, and can be selected on the next stage.

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