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Connections Boutique Group Journeys

Bohemia & Bavaria: Munich, Salzburg & Prague 2018


10 days from $5,295

Limited to 24 guests

Delve into the fascinating history of Central Europe, exploring World War II history, the works of Mozart, alpine architecture, and Bavarian beer as you journey from Munich to Salzburg and Prague.

A&K Advantages

Discover storied cities in Central Europe during a journey through Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic

Explore the scenic Bavarian Alps region, seeing Ludwig II's Neuschwanstein Castle and the village of Oberammergau

Sample the local flavors when you visit a cheese factory and a family-owned Bavarian brewery

Visit Mozart's birthplace in Salzburg and enjoy a private violin performance

Take a look inside the region's World War II history, paying visits to Hitler's wartime getaway, the new Documentation Center in Munich and the Mathausen Concentration Camp Memorial

18 meals, with 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 5 dinners

Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1
ARRIVE MUNICH, GERMANY
DAY 2
MUNICH | Discovering the City
DAY 3
NEUSCHWANSTEIN | Alpine Splendor
DAYS 4–6
SALZBURG, AUSTRIA | The Sound of Music
DAY 7
ČESKÝ KRUMLOV, CZECH REPUBLIC | Radiant City
DAYS 8–9
PRAGUE | The Winding Lanes of Old Town
DAY 10
DEPART PRAGUE
DAY 1
ARRIVE MUNICH, GERMANY

Arrive in Munich, where you are met and transferred to your family-owned hotel in the heart of the city. Tonight, join fellow guests for a welcome dinner.

Platzl Hotel
Meals: Dinner
DAY 2
MUNICH | Discovering the City

Meet your local expert guide and set out on a morning tour of Munich, which includes the majestic Frauenkirche Cathedral. After an authentic German lunch, visit the new Documentation Center, which offers insight into Munich’s complex past. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Platzl Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 3
NEUSCHWANSTEIN | Alpine Splendor

Delve deeper as you travel overland into the Alpine region of Southern Bavaria, pausing at the rococo-style Wieskirche. Tour King Ludwig’s fairy-tale-like castle at Neuschwanstein, the inspiration for the castle in Disney's Sleeping Beauty. Continue to the village of Oberammergau, famed for its traditional woodcarvings as well as the Passion Play, performed since 1634 and taking place every ten years.

Platzl Hotel
Meals: Breakfast
DAYS 4–6
SALZBURG, AUSTRIA | The Sound of Music

Travel to Ayinger, home to one of the over 600 breweries in Bavaria, and tour a family-owned brewery for a beer tasting and traditional Bavarian lunch. Continue to a cheese factory, where you take a tour and sample its wares. Cross into Austria this afternoon and arrive at your resort hotel overlooking scenic Lake Fuschl. The following day, an expert local guide introduces you to lovely Salzburg, setting for The Sound of Music. See Mozart’s birthplace, and then attend an exclusive violin concert at the nearby Salzburg Museum. The next day, travel to Berchtesgaden, site of Hitler’s mountaintop house, the Eagle’s Nest. Ascend by his custom elevator, built into the mountain. From atop, take in the views over Austria and Germany. This afternoon, drive through the scenic countryside of the Salzkammergut region, filled with sparkling lakes and quaint villages. Stop in the lakeside town of Mondsee before returning to your hotel.

Schloss Fuschl
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Day 4); Breakfast (Day 5); Breakfast, Dinner (Day 6)
DAY 7
ČESKÝ KRUMLOV, CZECH REPUBLIC | Radiant City

Travel to the town of Mauthausen, site of one of Austria’s most infamous concentration and labor camps. A guided tour lends insight into this poignant history. After lunch, continue into the Czech Republic and arrive at Český Krumlov, where you explore the city with a local guide. Visit the castle before continuing to the Old Town and your boutique hotel, a former Jesuit dormitory brimming with archways and frescoes.

Hotel Růže
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAYS 8–9
PRAGUE | The Winding Lanes of Old Town

Skirt the Vltava River to beautiful Prague, capital of the Czech Republic. After lunch by the river, tour the city’s Old Town. Wander its winding cobblestoned lanes and into its Jewish Quarter, birthplace of Franz Kafka. See the Gothic Town Hall in Old Town Square, famous for its astronomical clock. Visit the Jewish Museum, which houses the largest collection of Judaica in Europe, along with the Jewish Cemetery. Check in to your sleek boutique hotel in the heart of the city. The following day, visit Prague’s Castle District and the stunning, Baroque Strahov Monastery, where you take a private tour of the ornate library. Tonight, join your Resident Tour Director for a farewell dinner to mark the end of a memorable journey.

Hotel Cosmopolitan Prague
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch (Day 8); Breakfast, Dinner (Day 9)
DAY 10
DEPART PRAGUE

Transfer to the airport and board your flight.

Meals: Breakfast


Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

  • Oct 12 - Oct 21
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    Days 1-3 at Hotel München Palace; Days 8-9 at Art Nouveau Palace Hotel

  • Oct 26 - Nov 04
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Journey Details

Minimum age is 10 years old.

First group event: welcome briefing at 5:30 p.m. on Day 1.

Last group event: farewell dinner at 7:15 p.m. on Day 9.

Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.


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