Bavaria, Austria, Prague Rail & Coach Tour. For those of you flying in and out of Munich International Airport, we put together a tour which allows you to visit highlights of three different countriesOn this very scenic tour you will visit the Bavarian cities Munich and Nuremberg, the Royal Castles, Linderhof Palace and Neuschwanstein Castle, the Austrian cities Salzburg and Vienna as well as the Czech Capital, the “golden city”, Prague.
The price of your tour already includes a comprehensive admission package for an all-day English-speaking escorted coach tour to the Royal Castle – Neuschwanstein and Linderhof. It also includes a short visit to Oberammergau as well as all rail and coach tickets needed (see the tableau: this is already included in the price of your tour). The rail tickets can be upgraded to first-class rail for an extra US $169 per person. This also includes seat reservations for all long-distance rails. Here you also find everything else that is included: transfers, rail tickets, tours, and admissions.
Price per Person
|two sharing a double room||one in a single room||three sharing a triple room|
|US $ 1,449||US $ 2,269||US $ 1,319|
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Day 1 Munich
By direct commuter rail, you will travel from the airport terminal of Munich International Airport to Munich Central station. Your hotel is located in walking distance to Munich Central Station.
Munich, the Capital of Bavaria, is your first destination. Munich is famous throughout the world for the Oktoberfest but also for its location, close to scenic lakes and to the Alp Mountains. Pick up your luggage and take the train from Munich International Airport to Munich Central Station.
The price of your tour already includes a ticket for unlimited free use of public transportation within Munich as well as admission to many sights in Munich (Munich Residence and Residence Museum, Treasury, Cuvilliés-Theatre, Hall of Fame and Statue of Bavaria,Nymphenburg Palace and Park, Marstallmuseum, Museum of Nymphenburg Porcelain) and with your tour package you will also receive walking suggestions for a self-guided walking tour through Munich City Center. Along this walking tour you will visit the Marienplatz with the New Town Hall (with the “Glockenspiel”), the Konigsplatz (King´s Square), cultural center in the 19th century and later, during the “Third Reich”, site of Nazi Party mass rallies and location of the Nazi Party headquarters in Germany, the English Garden as well as the the State Opera House.
DAY 2 Escorted Coach tour to Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Palace
Already Day 2 of your tour will be a very special one: you will join an all-day, escorted coach tour into the Alp Mountains and to the Royal Castles. Along the way, the bus will first take you to Oberammergau for a photo stop. The tour continues from there to Ettal where you will take a guided tour through Linderhof Palace, the “Royal Villa” of Ludwig II. Visit this beautiful furnished Castle and the park surrounding it. Admission to Linderhof Palace and Neuschwanstein Castle is included in the price of the tour.
The picture of Neuschwanstein is probably present in everybody’s mind but certainly for those traveling along the Romantic Road. Be prepared that reality will surpass all pictures and imaginations. Neuschwanstein seems to be taken out of a fairy tale! Seeing the castle from the outside is unforgettable, a tour of the interior, which was originally built for one famous inhabitant, will make the picture perfect! But make sure to take some time to explore the castle grounds. The view of Neuschwanstein from the bridge behind the Castle is like no other! PLEASE NOTE: if you have been to the Royal Castles before it is also possible to change this tour to a different tour from Munich.
Day 3 Salzburg
In about 1 hour and 50 minutes, the high-speed “Rail Jet” (RJ) will take you from Munich to Salzburg. Salzburg, beautiful town close to the Alps, the birthplace of Mozart is also the site of the popular movie “The Sound of Music”. Your hotel is located within walking distance of Salzburg Central Station and in the early afternoon – after you have checked in – you will join the English-speaking most unique 4-hour Sound of Music tour!
This tour is an ideal opportunity to follow in the footsteps of Maria von Trapp while taking in local historical sights both from the city of Salzburg and also the picturesque lakes and mountains surrounding the city. After the tour, you may want to walk across the Salzach River to take a look at Mozart’s birth house and the small shopping streets in the area. Here you also find a wide choice of restaurants for dinner.
Day 4 Vienna
In about 2 hours and 40 minutes, the high-speed “Rail Jet” (RJ) will take you throughout Austria, from Salzburg to Vienna located in the east of Austria, close to the borders of the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. The price of your tour package already includes the 48 hour Vienna Card. With this card, you enjoy more than 200 discounts in Vienna, at museums and sights, theaters and concerts, in shops, cafes, restaurants and also the “Heurige” wine taverns. But most importantly with this card, you also enjoy unlimited free public transportation within Vienna. Even though your hotel is located in the City Center it is great to have the option to take the subway, a street-car or a public bus. On your first day in Vienna, you may want to visit the Imperial Palace, for example, the “Hofburg Vienna”, the center of the former Habsburg Empire. The Palace was Sisi´s Imperial home and household, and the Imperial Apartments, the Sisi Museum, and the Silver Collection can be visited here. At the Vienna Hofburg, you also find the Spanish Riding School where you may want to watch a performance or join a practice session and also the Old Town Hall which is close by. Within walking distance of the Hofburg, you will find the State Opera House, definitely one of the world’s most famous opera houses where the Vienna Opera Ball takes place every year. St. Stephen’s Cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of Vienna and it is a “must see” as well as smaller churches like the “Universitatskirche” (Jesuits Church) and the “Peterskirche” (St. Peter’s Church).
Day 5 Vienna
Enjoy a full day of sightseeing in Vienna with your 48 hour Vienna Card. Maybe you want to visit the “Ringstrasse”, a circular road around the inner city districts of Vienna. In the 19th century the road was replacing the Old City Wall which had been built in the 13th century. Many of the buildings you find along this road, the Austrian Parliament Building or the University of Vienna the for example, were built around the 1850´s. You may want to visit Schonbrunn Palace and its beautiful Garden. Your Vienna Card covers the fare to get there; the subway station “Schonbrunn” (subway line U4) is very close to the entrance of Schonbrunn Palace, once the summer residence of the Habsburg family and home of Maria Theresa. The Rococo palace is one of the most important architectural, cultural and historical monuments in Austria and nowadays is one of the most visited sights in Vienna. It all started with the building of a mansion on hunting grounds in 1548 just outside of Vienna. The impressive Palace in its present form (it has 1,441 rooms!) was built and remodeled around the 1750s by Maria Theresa. Make sure to plan in some time for a visit of Schonbrunn Garden. There you also find the Neptune Fountain and Gloriette, which was designed to symbolize the glory of the Habsburg power.
Day 6 Prague
After breakfast you will take the “RailJet” or the“EuroCity” train from Vienna directly to Prague. Travel time is about 4 hours. Your hotel is in Prague is in walking distance of Prague Central Station. The Old Town of Prague can easily be explored by foot from your hotel. You have all afternoon and evening to see many of the highlights: Karluv Most (Charles Bridge), probably the most beautiful medieval bridge to be found today, the Old Town Square, dominated by the Church of Our Lady of Tyn as well as the Town Hall with its Town Hall Clock (Orloj) which was first installed in 1410. Watch the procession of the twelve Apostles, an hourly event which one should not miss, the Powder Tower (Prasna brana) … and many more!
Day 7 Prague
You may want to start this day by joining a free English-speaking 3 hours walking tour of the “Golden City” (information on how to reserve this tour will be provided). In afternoon to take a closer look into those sights which are most interesting to you. Maybe you would like to cross the Charles Bridge again and take a closer look into Prague Castle? You will pass the Lesser Quarter (Malá Strana, “little quarter”) which is one of the most historic parts of town. Of course you have to try some culinary delights of Prague as well as a Pilsner Beer!
Day 8 Nuremberg
By Express Coach you will get from Prague to Nuremberg. Your hotel is located in walking distance from Nuremberg Central Station (which is located just outside the Old City Wall surrounding Nuremberg Old Town and the Imperial Castle). Nuremberg’s history reaches back to the year 1050, its name “nourenberc” translates into “rocky hill”. Nuremberg’s famous landmark, the “Kaiserburg” (Imperial Castle), towers above the Old town, which is protected by the five kilometers long city wall, many towers and gates can still be visited. The medieval Castle is one of the most important imperial palaces dating from the middle ages from the 11th century (admission included). In the Third Reich Adolf Hitlers´Nazi Party had chosen Nuremberg for their Nazi Rallies and if you are interested in that part of history you may want to visit the Documenation Center Nazi Rally Grounds which are located just south of the Old Town.
When exploring the beauty of Nuremberg’s medieval Old Town you may want to start right at the Koenigstor (“Kingsgate”) which is the gate right across from Nuremberg Central Station. From where the timber framed buildings, the Gothic Church of St.Lawrence and the Church of St.Sebaldus can be easily reached by foot. Right next to the Koenigstor is the Handwerkerhof (craft center), here you will feel like you are back in the medieval times, there are craft workshops like they used to have a long time ago as well as a gingerbread bakery. Make sure to enjoy a Nuremberg Bratwurst along with a beer or a glass of “Frankenwein” (franconian wine).
Day 9 Munich
Today you have another day in Munich and you will be able to visit some of the sights you may have missed out on on Day 1; your admission ticket for the sights listed in the itinerary is still valid today. In addition to that you may want to visit famous churches like the Frauenkirche, “Dom zu Unserer Lieben Frau” (Cathedral of Our Dear Lady), with a height of 325 ft. a Munich landmark, St. Peters Church, built in the 14th century and the Asam Church, which was built as a private chapel and integrated into an apartment building.
It may also be nice to visit shopping streets (like Kaufinger street and Neuhauser street) as well as the “Viktualienmarkt”, a traditional farmers market (open every day except on Sundays) and the famous “Alois Dallmayr” luxury delicatessen and coffee store. A visit of the Hofbrauhaus is a “must do”, of course, probably the world’s most popular beer hall. This may be a great place to enjoy a hearty dinner and a fresh Mass of beer (one mug holds 33.8 US fl oz)!
Many guests ask us about the option to visit Dachau Memorial Site which is located just outside of Munich. This can also be arranged for that day if you are interested. In that case please let us know before you book your tour so we can add the additional rail ticket needed (the admission to the Memorial site itself is free).
Day 10 Munich/ Munich Int. Airport
Depending on your departure time from Munich Int. Airport you may have some additional time for sightseeing in Munich. Your admission pass for the sights in Munich is still valid today. You are holding an unrestricted rail ticket valid from Munich Central Station to Munich International Airport so you may take any of the frequently running commuter trains which connect the city and the airport.Would you like to download an overview of the 10 Day Bavaria, Austria & Prague Rail & Coach Circle Tour (10RC03) as a pdf to print it out or to forward it to a friend? Please download it right here:
This is already included in the price of your tour
|Day 1 - Munich||Unrestricted ticket from Munich Int. Airport directly to Munich Central Station (travel time about 45 minutes), ticket for unlimited free use of the public transportation system (buses, trams, subways) within Munich||King´s Hotel First Class (or similar if not available), located within 10 walking minutes from Munich Central Station||Admission to Residence Museum and Treasury, Cuvilliés-Theatre, Hall of Fame and Statue of Bavaria, Nymphenburg Palace and Park, Marstallmuseum and Museum of Nymphenburg Porcelain|
|Day 2 - Royal Castles/ Munich||no train ticket needed||King´s Hotel First Class (or similar if not available), located within 10 walking minutes from Munich Central Station||Buffet breakfast at your hotel in Munich, All day English-speaking escorted Coach tour to Oberammergau and to the Royal Castles - Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Palace, Admission Neuschwanstein Castle (Hohenschwangau), Admission Linderhof Palace & Park (Ettal); Admission to Residence Museum, Treasury, Cuvilliés-Theatre, Hall of Fame and Statue of Bavaria, Nymphenburg Palace and Park, Marstallmuseum and Museum of Nymphenburg Porcelain|
|Day 3 - Munich to Salzburg/ Salzburg||Ticket - also valid for High-Speed "Rail-Jet" trains) from Munich directly to Salzburg (travel time about 1:30 hrs)||Mozart Hotel (or similar if not available), located within 10 walking minutes from Salzburg Central Station||Buffet breakfast at your hotel in Munich, 4 hr Sound of Music tour|
|Day 4 - Salzburg to Vienna/ Vienna||Ticket - also valid for High-Speed "Rail-Jet" trains) from Vienna directly to Salzburg (travel time about 2:20 hrs), unlimited free use of the public transportation system covered by your 48 h Vienna Card||Hotel Schani Wien (or similar if not available), located within 10 walking minutes from Vienna Central Station||Buffet breakfast at your hotel in Salzburg, 48 h Vienna Card (free use of public transportation system; discounts on many cultural and touristic highlights)|
|Day 5 - Vienna||unlimited free use of the public transportation system covered by your 48 h Vienna Card||Hotel Schani Wien (or similar if not available), located within 10 walking minutes from Vienna Central Station||Buffet breakfast at your hotel in Vienna, 48 h Vienna Card (free use of public transportation system; discounts on many cultural and touristic highlights)|
|Day 6 - Vienna to Prague/ Prague||Train ticket from Vienna directly to Prague (travel time about 4:10 hrs)||987 Design Hotel Prague (or similar if not available), located within 10 walking minutes from Prague Central Station||Buffet breakfast at your hotel in Vienna|
|Day 7 - Prague||no train ticket needed||987 Design Hotel Prague (or similar if not available), located within 10 walking minutes from Prague Central Station||Buffet breakfast at your hotel in Prague|
|Day 8 - Prague to Nuremberg/ Nuremberg||Express Coach ticket from Prague directly to Nuremberg (travel time about 3:40 hrs)||Hotel Victoria (or similar if not available), located within the Old Town, right across from Nuremberg Central Station - 3 walking minutes)||Breakfast at your hotel in Prague, Admission to the Imperial Castle in Nuremberg, admission to the Deep Well and to the Sinwell Tower|
|Day 9 - Nuremberg to Munich/ Munich||Ticket - also valid for High-Speed "ICE" trains) from Nuremberg directly to Munich (travel time about 1:00 hour)||King´s Hotel First Class (or similar if not available), located within 10 walking minutes from Munich Central Station||Breakfast at your hotel in Nuremberg, Admission to Residence Museum, Treasury, Cuvilliés-Theatre, Hall of Fame and Statue of Bavaria, Nymphenburg Palace and Park, Marstallmuseum and Museum of Nymphenburg Porcelain|
|Day 10 - Munich to Munich Int. Airport/ Munich Int. Airport||Ticket from Munich Central Station directly to Munich Int. Airport (travel time about 45 minutes)||no hotel needed||Buffet breakfast at your hotel in Munich|
The tour package we provide includes a day by day itinerary as well as all tickets, vouchers and information necessary to enjoy a great independent tour. It also contains general information about the cities you visit which you can downloaded from our website once your tour is confirmed.
This is not included in the price of your tour
- Airfare from/to your origin from/to Munich Int. Airport
- all meals other than breakfast (which is included)
- gratuities (tips)
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