Transfer to old Salzburg - The Sound of Music City and one of the most beautiful cities in Austria.
Morning guided city tour of Salzburg passing main sights and focusing on Silent Night sites including a visit of Mozart's Birthplace OR Salzburg Museum - You will see the Salzburg Cathedral in which W.A. Mozart was baptized and Joseph Mohr was baptized just hours after he was born. See the Steingasse, where Mohr grew up with his mother and three siblings. He attended the seminary on Makart Square. He attended the Academic High School, now housing the University of Salzburg with its newly renovated Large Auditorium. Joseph Mohr's autographs, proving that he wrote the poem "Silent Night" during his tenure as a cooperator in Mariapfarr, was not discovered until 1996 and is on display at the Salzburg Museum.
PM Afternoon visit of Hohensalzburg Fortress incluiding funicular, dominating the city and its Old Town. Surrounded by walls and dotted with towers and battlements, Festung Hohensalzburg is one of the largest and best preserved castles in Europe. The fortified castle was built in 1077, from its lofty position protecting Salzburg, with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. Take a guided tour around the palatial state rooms, Gothic torture chambers, lookouts and museum collections
EVE Group dinner and overnight Salzburg.
The following is a sample itinerary for the Silent Night Festival and Tour. Accommodations will be provided in 3-star or better hotels and meals will include a breakfast and dinner each day. You will be escorted by one of our multi-langual tour managers. You will be on your own private deluxe motorcoach.
Depart for Germany
Overnight flight. Meals on plane.
Oberammergau / Silent Night Festival
Enjoy a full day in the beautiful small village of Oberammergau! Admire the intimate square, local cafés and the many woodcarving shops. Learn more about the history of this tiny village in the Heimatmuseum of Oberammergau.
AFTEROON/EVENING PERFORMANCE AT THE PASSION PLAY THEATER. Reception with drinks and snacks in the evening. Overnight in Oberammergau.
Salzburg / Oberammergau
AM Breakfast at your hotel. This morning enjoy some free time Salzburg
PM Transfer to Oberammergau – 2 ½ -3 hour drive. Possible stops enroute.
EVE Group dinner at local restaurant and overnight Oberammergau.
Salzburg / Oberndorf
Full day Silent Night 200 years Festical and Celebration. Visit Silent Night sites optional per below (we have coach available full day)
Afternoon gather in Oberndorf for a special celebration of 200 years Silent Night.
Morning departure to Munich. En route visit Neuschwanstein Castle. Seven weeks after the death of King Ludwig II in 1886, Neuschwanstein was opened to the public. The shy king had built the castle in order to withdraw from public life – now vast numbers of people came to view his private refuge. You will learn the story of King Ludwig's renowned and tragic reign, of his turbulent times, and of the obsession that drove him to build his fantasy castle in the mountains and ultimately destroyed him.
PM Continue to Munich and enjoy a guided city tour and time to visit the Christmas Market.
EVE Farewell dinner – possible at the famous Hofbrauhaus.
Depart for home
Transfer to Munich for your flight back home.
Bavaria is considered to be one of, if not the most, beautiful parts of the world.
AM Upon arrival at the airport you will be
welcomed by your tour manager. Board coach and transfer to Salzburg.
PM Afternoon arrival – check into hotel. Orientation walk of Salzburg.
EVE Welcome dinner and overnight Salzburg.