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Tour code: 2850SAVER1

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Book this trip and save 14% compared to booking the two tours separately!

Experience the best of Bavaria, plus a bit of Austria, on this guided, 2-day Super Saver tour from Munich. Combine two best-selling tours and save. First, visit the Austrian city of Salzburg and see many of its most popular attractions, like Mozart Square in the heart of old town Salzburg, historical Mirabell Palace and beautiful Lake Wolfgangsee. Then travel along the famous Romantic Road to see the medieval villages of Harburg and Rothenburg, the latter considered to be the most well-preserved medieval old town in all of Germany. 

Highlights

  • Two day trips from Munich with 10% savings
  • Visit Salzburg and drive through the Lake District
  • Tour Salzburg at your own pace and see top attractions like Salzburg Cathedral, Mozart Square and Mirabell Gardens (featured in The Sound of Music)
  • Drive past Lake Mondsee and visit Lake Wolfgangsee, where you can take an optional boat ride
  • Discover the famous Romantic Road, which winds past castles and medieval villages
  • Explore two Bavarian towns – Harburg and Rothenburg – at your own pace
  • Admire Rothenburg’s well-preserved medieval sights like St Jakob's Church

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What You Can Expect

Munich Super Saver: Salzburg and Lake District Day Trip plus Romantic Road and Rothenburg Day Trip

Romantic Road and Rothenburg

This sightseeing tour of the Bavarian heartland and Salzburg begins in central Munich. Meet and greet the tour guide and hop on board the air-conditioned coach. It’s a 2-hour drive east to the Austrian city of Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart and setting for the film the Sound of Music.

Explore the city at leisure, with stunning views of the Lower Bavarian Alps, visiting such landmarks as Salzburg Cathedral, perhaps the city's most significant piece of church architecture; St. Peter’s Abbey, a Benedictine monastery; and Mozartplatz, or Mozart Square, large courtyard in the heart of old town Salzburg dedicated to composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Also see the fountain at Mirabell Palace, well known for its appearance in the classic movie the Sound of Music.

After lunch at a local restaurant (own expense), travel to nearby Lake Wolfgangsee. Walk along the lake and admire the scenery or take a boat ride (own expense) on the lake to see the Maria Plain Pilgrimage Church and the White Horse Inn, from the 1900s operetta of the same name.

On the return trip to Munich, see Lake Mondsee, another famous site from the Sound of Music.

The second day of the tour begins again in central Munich. Board the coach for a 1.5-hour journey, heading north on the Romantic Road to the village of Harburg. Explore this small town, highlighted by Harburg Castle, one of the most impressive remaining medieval castles in Germany.

Then board the coach for a trip to the picturesque town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Rothenburg, also known as the Jewel of the Middle Ages, is widely believed to be the most well-preserved medieval old town in all of Germany.

Take approximately three hours to explore the town at leisure, do some shopping and enjoy lunch at a traditional German restaurant. Stroll through the town’s winding, cobbled lanes. See the half-timbered houses, the Renaissance Town Hall and the almost fairy tale appearance of the majestic town gates that welcome Rothenburg’s many visitors from near and far. Some of the local sites to see are St. Jakob's Church, the most important church in Rothenburg, or the Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), with its vast collection of exhibits detailing more than 1,000 years of German and European legal history.

The tour ends with a return trip to Munich.

Customer Reviews

Sups2004 France

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Just wonderful ...our guide was excellent and could manage our demands on time with the places that she wanted to show us very adroitly.

cally h

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Salzburg was a lot of fun! I really enjoyed the boat ride at the end of the day. It was a final touch to an already wonderful day. The romantic road tour was also a good experience. I really enjoyed the castle on the way to Rothenburg.

e_potts

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Our guides and drivers were great, particularly Elisabeth. Both the lake and Rothenburg were beautiful as always

Jose A B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Highly recommended visit to Rothenburg a very well preserved medieval town.

The trip to Salzburg and Wolgangsee lake and the additional boat trip were also very interrsting with excellent views.

The transportation in coach was fine as the guides on board

manakejo

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Salzburg and Lake District day trip brought us through stunning views of the alps and the lakes! Our guide was very informative and made the experience a very pleasant one for us.
Our guide on the Romantic Road and Rothenberg day trip was quite elderly and he kept repeating the same information during the journey. However, we had a good time interacting with him when he took some of us to the city walls during the free and easy time. We enjoyed his guided walk to the city walls.

Jacqueline G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Rothenburg alone is worth the price of the trip. It is beautiful. Salzburg and the boat ride on Lake Wolfgang are also beautiful. The hills are certainly alive in Austria.

Joseph C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Good leeder

Lauren D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Salzburg was a fairy tale city, and Rothenburg was absolutely beautiful. I highly recommend this tour.

Brittany A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Lovely day trip. The drive was beautiful. It was interesting to see the Sound of Music sights .Its a easy walk to see all of the sites in town but a long walk back to the bus. We really enjoyed the boat ride, don't miss it! Our tour guide played the Movie on the bus as we drove back. A nice touch! Next day- Trip to Rothenburg which was wonderful! Loved walking around the old medieval town, well worth the trip. The Christmas store was great! Spent a hour looking at all the ornaments! Note: print out two vouchers, they need a paper copy to board the bus each day.

TomT

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Well thought out and gave us enough time to explore on our own with recommendations of where to go.

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