Bavaria & Austria - 8 Days

Bavaria & Austria

Idyllic landscapes and city charms

Drive through the iconic landscapes of Bavaria and Austria in 7 nights! Spend time in Munich, Fussen, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Salzburg and Berchtesgaden.

Unique Explorations

  • Begin and end your vacation in the Bavarian capital of Munich, where the beer flows all year long!
  • Explore two of Germany’s famous castles built by King Ludwig II: Neuschwanstein and Linderhof.
  • Gaze up at Mount Zugspitze, Germany’s tallest mountain, in the alpine town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
  • Cross the German border into Austria and explore two of its historic highlights: Salzburg and Innsbruck!
  • In Berchtesgadener Land, see the famous Konigssee, perhaps Germany’s most photogenic lake.

Take the ultimate Germany and Austria roadtrip! Spend seven nights driving the Autobahn to fabulous cities, towns, countryside, lakes, and more.

Begin in the Bavarian capital of Munich, Germany’s third largest city and home to a famous annual Oktoberfest. Stroll the lively Marienplatz and pop into the city’s oldest beer hall for a pint. The next stop is Fussen from where you can enjoy two of Germany’s spectacular castles: Neuschwanstein and Linderhof!

You’ll then drive to the postcard worthy town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen in the Bavarian Alps. See Germany’s tallest mountain and dig into a soft Bavarian pretzel before departing to Innsbruck in Austria. Get a feel for the fascinating Tyrol history and culture before heading to Salzburg. Spend two nights in this magical city that was the birthplace of Mozart and the setting for “The Sound of Music.”

Return to Germany and spend the day in the idyllic Bavarian town of Berchtesgaden, home to the scenic Konigssee lake. Make your way back to Munich and enjoy one last night of Bavarian culture before saying “Auf Wiedersehen” to Germany and Austria.

PRICES FROM: $2201*PER PERSON

*Vacation is round-trip, per person, based on 2 travelers departing from
Atlanta. Includes air, airport taxes, hotel, transfers, daily breakfast and more. Additional baggage charges may apply. Rates are available for 1 to 9 travelers. Sceptre

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Day 1
Welcome to Munich!

Say “willkommen” to Germany! Upon arrival in Munich, pick up your rental car and drive to your accommodation in the Bavarian capital. The remainder of the day is yours to explore Munich. The city is home to famous attractions like the Marienplatz, the Viktualienmarkt, and the Hofbrauhaus beer hall.

Munich is also the gateway to the Bavarian Alps and is famous for its annual Oktoberfest in September. On your first night, stroll through Marienplatz, a spectacular, lively square full of history!

Check In – Arthotel Munich

MUNICH, GERMANY 3 out of 5 stars

Enjoy a stay at the Arthotel Munich, which offers easy access to the Munich Central Station and the famous Oktoberfest site. Offering a daily breakfast buffet, pop art, a bar, a restaurant, and meeting rooms, the Arthotel creates and maintains a unique environment that also offered excellent service for any kind of traveler.

Rooms are spacious and include TVs, minibars, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, a safe, hypo-allergenic bedding upon request, and private bathrooms that include a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries. Guests can easily reach Munich Airport by taking the S-Bhan train, and Ludwigsvorstadt offers wonderful shopping opportunities, and is rich in beautiful architecture and interesting beer.

Day 2
Munich - Neuschwanstein & Linderhof Castles - Fussen

Leave Munich today and drive approximately 80 miles to Fussen. Along the way, you won’t want to miss two splendid castles built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria (also known as the “Mad King“). Visit the jaw dropping Neuschwanstein Castle, which inspired Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Castle, and Linderhof, inspired by Versailles.

You may also want to visit the village of Oberammergau, known for its handcrafts and Passion Play, which has been performed every decade since 1634. In the evening you will arrive in Fussen, located in the southernmost part of the Romantic Road.

Check In – Villa Toscana

FUSSEN, GERMANY 3 out of 5 stars

Tucked away in a beautiful private park and offering lovely views of the Alps and the Hohes Schloss Castle, the Villa Toscana in Fussen provides the perfect escape for your vacation. Guests can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere and all in includes, like the small spa, 2 saunas, the spa showers, the quiet area, a wine bar on the garden terrace, the library, and a lovely breakfast buffet.

Rooms are charming and feature free Wi-Fi, a desk, a flat-screen TV, and private bathrooms complete with bathrobes, a hairdryer, and complimentary toiletries. A ten-minute walk will bring you to Fussen’s Train Station and the town center, and a 5-minute drive will deliver you to the A7 highway, which can bring you to the nearby Austrian border. The beautiful and stunning Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau castles are only 12 minutes away as well!

Day 3
Fussen - Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Today, you will continue 40 miles to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, a center for winter sports and the host of the 1936 Winter Olympics. Here you will find the tallest mountain in Germany, Mount Zugspitze at 8,800 feet.

Take the cable car to the peak of Zugspitze mountain and enjoy incredible views spanning multiple countries. Treat yourself to lunch at the peak, then head back into town and enjoy the typical alpine village of Partenkirchen.

Check In – CPH Hotel Almenrausch

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, GERMANY 4 out of 5 stars

Stay at the family-friendly CPH Hotel Almenrausch whie visiting sporty and Olympic Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Germany. With the Bavarian Alps providing a breathtaking backdrop, guests can enjoy a daily buffet breakfast, sweeping countryside views including Zugspitze Mountain, and engage in the highly popular local sports, especially in the winter.

Rooms are plush and cozy, and come with complimentary bottled water. They all have private bathrooms complete with a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries. Indulge in the local activities, like skiing, golfing, hiking routes and more, snap photos of the amazing Partnach Gorge, or indulge in the sun and enjoy laying out on the hotel terrace in the sunbathing area.

Day 4
Garmisch-Partenkirchen - Innsbruck - Salzburg

Say goodbye to Garmish-Partenkirchen as you drive approximately 40 miles to Innsbruck in western Austria. Surrounded by high mountains, Innsbruck is a popular winter destination and has hosted the Winter Olympics twice. Stroll around this enchanting city, then consider a visit to Swarovski’s surreal museum/theme park Crystal Worlds.

Later in the day, drive approximately 110 miles to baroque Salzburg, the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Check into your accommodation, then wander through the picturesque old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Check In – Star Inn Hotel Premium Salzburg Gablerbräu, by Quality

SALZBURG, AUSTRIA 3 out of 5 stars

Resting at the foot of Kapuzinerberg Hill in Linzergasse, the stylish Star Inn Hotel Premium Salzburg Gablerbräu, by Quality sits in the pedestrian zone and historical portion of Salzburg. This historic building was built in 1408, and had been inhabited since 1429, but lavish restorations have made this hotel a luxury of the modern day. A 24-hour desk awaits to help guests, and they can also find a bar, free Wi-Fi, a public parking garage 1,000 feet away, and a free bottle of water upon arrival.

Rooms are elegant and feature air conditioning, an espresso coffee machine, a safe, a refrigerator, a desk, a flat-screen TV, parquet flooring, and a private bathroom. Just 650 feet away is Mozart’s private residence, while a supermarket, a wide variety of restaurants, bars, and shops, the Mirabell Gardens, and the famous Getreidegasse Street can all be reached with a 5-minute walk.

Day 5
Salzburg

Today you have a full free day to explore Salzburg! Perhaps you can begin at Salzburg’s dominating landmark, Festung Hohensalzburg, Central Europe’s largest intact fortress with fantastic views of the city.

Another city highlight is Mozart’s Geburtshaus, the place where the composer was born on January 27, 1756. The house is located in Getreidegasse, Salzburg’s popular shopping street.

End the day with a traditional Austrian meal of schnitzel or Tafelspitz at St Peter Stiftskulinarium, the oldest restaurant in Europe in the heart of the city!

Day 6
Salzburg - Berchtesgaden

After breakfast, leave Salzburg and drive approximately 20 miles to Berchtesgaden in Germany, a typical alpine village at the foot of the Watzmann Mountain.

Take your pick of things to do in Berchtesgaden. Put on a pair of overalls and take a tiny train into the Salt Mine, which acted as the backbone of the town’s economy during the 1800s.

At the mouth of the Berchtesgaden National Park, surrounded by the Alps, lies Konigssee (Lake of the King), a must see in Bavaria and one of the most picturesque places in Germany.

Check In – Alpinhotel Berchtesgaden

BERCHTESGADEN, GERMANY 3 out of 5 stars

Located in the beautiful mountains of Berchtesgaden, the Alpinhotel Berchtesgaden is the perfect place to enjoy the Bavarian Alps. Small and cozy, the hotel has 18 double, triple, and family rooms with rain showers, flat-screen TVs, and modern box spring beds. Nearly all of the rooms have balconies with stunning panoramic views of Berchtesgaden and the mountains. A complimentary breakfast buffet is served daily. From the hotel, you will only be a 10-minute walk from the center of Berchtesgaden with its charming cobblestone streets, cafes, shops, and music performances.

Day 7
Berchtesgaden - Lake Chiem - Munich

In the morning, leave Berchtesgaden and drive approximately 100 miles back to Munich. On the way, consider a stop at Chiemsee, a freshwater lake that is often called “the Bavarian Sea.”

Arrive in Munich in the afternoon and the spend the remainder of the day at leisure. Celebrate your last night at Hofbrauhaus, Munich’s oldest beer hall dating back to the 16th century. Take a seat at one of the long wooden tables and enjoy a frosty beer and traditional Bavarian meal!

Check In – Arthotel Munich

MUNICH, GERMANY 3 out of 5 stars

Enjoy a stay at the Arthotel Munich, which offers easy access to the Munich Central Station and the famous Oktoberfest site. Offering a daily breakfast buffet, pop art, a bar, a restaurant, and meeting rooms, the Arthotel creates and maintains a unique environment that also offered excellent service for any kind of traveler.

Rooms are spacious and include TVs, minibars, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, a safe, hypo-allergenic bedding upon request, and private bathrooms that include a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries. Guests can easily reach Munich Airport by taking the S-Bhan train, and Ludwigsvorstadt offers wonderful shopping opportunities, and is rich in beautiful architecture and interesting beer.

Day 8
Depart Germany

Your Germany-Austria vacation ends today. At the appropriate time, drive to Munich airport, drop off your rental car, and transfer to your gate for your flight home.

Fly home!

What's Included

  • Round-trip economy class airfare to Munich (MUC)
  • Automatic, economy-sized rental car for 7 nights, including unlimited mileage, air conditioning & mandatory insurances
  • Pick up and drop off at Munich Airport
  • 7 nights accommodation in the following hotels, or similar:
  • 1 night in Munich at the Arthotel Munich
  • 1 night in Fussen at the Villa Toscana
  • 1 night in Garmisch-Partenkirchen at the CPH Hotel Almenrausch
  • 2 nights in Salzburg at the Star Inn Hotel Premium Salzburg Gablerbrau, by Quality
  • 1 night in Berchtesgaden at the Alpinhotel Berchtesgaden
  • 1 night in Munich at the Arthotel Munich
  • Breakfast daily

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