Private tour to Germany and Austria - Firebird Tours ®

Munich, Germany
Neuschwanstain Castle
Innsbruck, Austria
Salzburg, Austria
Vienna, Austria

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Trip Overview

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Germany and Austria! Begin your 9-day exploration in Munich and spend a day touring the fairytale Neuschwanstain Castle. Then enjoy the Alps in Austria's Innsbruck and continue your trip to one of the most charming towns in Europe - Salzburg. As a grand finale discover the top attractions of Vienna, the European capital of music, and visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Schonbrunn Palace.

Tour type:
Private tour
Tour rating:
4.82 / 5, Based on
  • BEST HOTELS
  • 4-star central hotels
    Standard rooms
    8 nights
  • BEST CONNECTIONS
  • Private airport-hotel transfers
    3 train rides
  • BEST SIGHTSEEING
  • 5 guided city tours
    Day trip to Neuschwanstain Castle
    Day trip to Schonbrunn Palace
  • MEALS
  • 8 breakfasts

Day-by-Day

Day 1
Arrival to Munich

Welcome to Munich! Upon arrival you meet your driver at the arrivals hall and head for your centrally-located hotel for check in.

The rest of the evening is free for you to enjoy Munich on your own.

Day 2
Munich City Tour

After breakfast you meet your private guide and go on a fascinating 3-hour tour of Munich's beautiful old town to take a look into the city's turbulent 850 year history.

With its exuberant atmosphere and vitality, Munich is one of Europe's great cultural centers. Enjoy your city tour around Marien Square, Church of Our Lady and Residenz Palace. In the ancient part of town the world-famous Hofbrauhaus, the medieval town gates and the colorful open air market Viktualienmarkt are waiting for you. Munich’s elegant Maximilian Street offers views at the Bavarian Parliament, Deutsches Museum, Royal Palace and the Opera House. You pass by Theatiner Church, Hall of Generals (Feldherrnhalle), and House of Arts, the Bavarian National Museum and the Angel of Peace.

After the tour the rest of the day is at your own leisure.

Day 3
Day Tour to Neuschwanstain

Experience a truly royal day tour of the majestic Castle Neuschwanstein in the Bavarian Alps! Together with your guide-driver you are be able to enjoy a hassle-free day without queuing and rushing.

Today Neuschwanstein is one of the most popular of all the palaces and castles in Europe. Every year 1.4 million people visit "the castle of the fairy-tale king". In the summer around 6,000 visitors a day stream through rooms that were intended for a single inhabitant. During your guided tour of the castle you learn about the eccentric Fairy Tale King Ludwig II, the builder of this imposing landmark, his complicated life in Bavaria at the start of the Second Reich and his life-long friendship with the composer Richard Wagner.

After the tour return back to Munich and have evening at your leisure.

Day 4
Train to Innsbruck & City Tour

In the morning you check out, your driver transfers you to the station, where you take a high-speed train from Munich through the spectacular mountains to Innsbruck. Upon arrival you meet your driver and head for your hotel to check in.

Later you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and start exploring magnificent Innsbruck, which is also known as the Capital of the Alps (no entrances are included). In the Old Town you explore one of the highlights of Innsbruck, the Goldenes Dachl (golden roof). Continue to Innsbruck's Boulevard and central pedestrian area called Maria-Theresien-Strasse, which offers a nice street view with the mountains seen in the back.

Then you go to the oldest part of town, the Altstadt, with beautiful cobbled streets and also see the Sprungstadion ski jump built in 1964 for the winter Olympics.

After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the evening free.

Day 5
Train to Salzburg & City Tour

After breakfast you check out from your hotel. Your driver takes you to the train station for a direct train to Salzburg.

Upon arrival your driver takes you to your centrally located hotel for check in. Later you meet your private guide and together go on a walking city tour of Saltzburg (no entrances are included).

During the tour you discover the countless architectural and historical artistic highlights of the enchanting baroque city of Salzburg. You see the Mirabell Palace, the Getreidegasse and Mozart’s birthplace as well as the marvelous old part of the city. You pass by the Festival Houses where the Salzburg Festival is held every year, stroll along the narrow streets and enjoy the flair of this old city.

After the tour the rest of the day is at leisure. You surely have time to do some shopping before returning to the hotel.

Day 6
Train to Vienna

Today after breakfast you check out from your hotel and meet your private driver at the hotel lobby who transfers you to the railway station for your train to Vienna (1st class train tickets are included).

  • *Note: you may extend your stay in Prague and have an optional day-tour to Karlovy Vary. Please, contact your travel specialist for the details.

In about 2 hours you arrive in the European capital of music. Your private driver picks you up at the station and transfers to the hotel in the very heart of Vienna.

The rest of the day is free for you to either relax or start exploring glorious Vienna on your own.

  • Optional tour: Concert 'Sound of Vienna', Vienna
Day 7
Vienna Sightseeing

Following breakfast at the hotel, your guide takes you on a 3-hour walking tour of downtown Vienna.

You start at the State Opera House and walk through the Karntnerstrasse, a shopping street in the pedestrian zone in the city center, to St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Then walk along the Graben und the Kohlmarkt, a very exquisite shopping area, to the Imperial Palace Hofburg, the former winter residence of the Habsburgs. It now houses the Imperial Apartments, Sisi Museum, Imperial Silver Chamber, Austrian National Library and much more.

Continue to Ring avenue home to the Museums of Fine Art and National History, the Parliament, the City Hall and the Burgtheater. During the tour you also see Neuer Markt and the Capuchin monastery.

After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free. In the evening you can enjoy optional concert 'Sounds of Vienna'.

Day 8
Schonbrunn Palace & Vienna Woods Exploration

After breakfast your guide and driver take you on a 4-hour touring program around the most significant sites within the boundaries and in the surrounding area of Vienna.

During the tour you explore the Vienna Woods, which are the most eastern foothills of the Alps. You enjoy a stunning view over the city and Danube River from Kahlenberg, the highest hill in the city.

Then you drive through the wine area in the foot of the Vienna Woods, the town of Grinzing, and learn why Vienna is called the 'Wine-Growing Capital of the World'.

Next on your list is the magnificent Schonbrunn Palace, the former summer royal residence, that gives you a historical impression of the glorious imperial times. A highlight is a guided inside visit to the showrooms of the Palace.

After the tour you return to your hotel in Vienna. The rest of the day is free.

Day 9
Departure from Vienna

This is the final day of your tour. Today your driver takes you to the airport for your flight back home. We hope you enjoyed your European tour and the charming capitals you have explored!

  • Note: you may extend your staying in Vienna and have optional day-tour to Wachau Valley & Wine Tasting or continue your trip to Krakow. Please, contact your travel specialist for the details.
  • Optional extensions: Krakow Extension from Vienna or Tour to Wachau Valley & Wine Tasting

Included

8 nights in centrally-located 4-star hotels

  • Hand picked hotels
  • Best value rooms
  • Restaurant

Always incuded:

  • Best location for sightseeing
  • Breakfasts
  • All taxes and fees

What's Included
  • Accommodation at remarkable centrally located 4-star hotels in Munich, Innsbruck, Salzburg and Vienna;
  • Delicious breakfasts at your hotels;
  • Airport transfers with private drivers and all transportation arrocding to the itinerary;
  • Sightseeing tours with private professional English-speaking guides;
  • Guided tour with private transport to Neuschwanstein Castle;
  • 1st class train tickets: Munich - Innsbruck, Innsbruck - Salzburg, Salzburg - Vienna;
  • All tourist fees & taxes, including tourist city taxes;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Not included: international flights, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses, gratuities.

Tour Highlights
  • Visiting the Viktualienmarkt in Munich
  • Day Tour to the majestic Neuschwanstain Castle in the Bavarian Alps
  • Seeing the Goldenes Dachl in Innsbruck
  • Enjoying the old town of Salzburg
  • Entering St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna
  • Touring Schonbrunn Palace & Vienna Woods
What to Know
  • It's always best to bring some cash in local currency for your trip. You will need Euros for your time in Germany and Austria
  • You will be walking quite a bit during your sightseeing tours, so make sure to bring comfortable shoes

Dates & Rates

Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers
$3,417
Deposit $684
Regular package
$3,817
Deposit $764
Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers
$3,417
Deposit $684
Regular package
$3,817
Deposit $764

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