Paris Vienna 1st Class Rail Tour. From Paris via Heidelberg, Munich and Salzburg to Vienna, this 1st-class France, Germany, and Austria rail tour covers many beautiful sights in Central Europe.
The tour includes very well rated hotels, 1st-class Rail (incl. seat reservations), an all-day escorted coach tour from Munich to Oberammergau, Linderhof Palace and Neuschwanstein Castle and the legendary included (English-speaking) Sound of Music tour in Salzburg. Included: rail tickets, transfers, tours and admissions.Pre- and post-tour accommodation in Paris and Vienna can be added. The tour can also be booked from Vienna to Paris.
DAY 1 PARIS TO HEIDELBERG
By High-Speed train (TGV) you will get from Paris, the “city of love” (via Mannheim) to the romantic city of Heidelberg. Since in Heidelberg the Central station is a little bit outside of the Old Town the tour already includes a taxi transfer to your hotel which is located in the historic heart of Heidelberg.
Your tour package includes a suggestion for a walking tour through the Old Town, a “must do” – of course – is a visit of the ruins of Heidelberg Castle which is idyllically towering above the Old Town located at the Neckar River. If you do not want to take the walk up there is also a mountain train which you could take. From the Castle you have a beautiful view over the city and the Neckar River. The historic Old Town is a lively city with many students living there. In your tour information sheets you will find a recommendation where to go for a typical dinner.
DAY 2 MUNICH
By taxi transfer you will get from your hotel in the Old Town to Heidelberg Central Station from where you continue your rail tour by taking a speed-train (IC/EC) directly to Munich Central Station. Your very well rated hotel is in walking distance from Munich Central Station Munich. Travel time is about 3 hours so you will be able to start sightseeing in Munich in the early afternoon. With your tour package you will also receive a walking tour suggestion for Munich which will take you to the Marienplatz(Marien square) with the famous Glockenspiel (carillon), to the Frauenkirche (Church of our Lady) and to the Hofbrauhaus for example. Your tour package includes admission to the Residence Museum & Treasury, Cuvilliés-Theatre, Hall of Fame and Statue of Bavaria, Nymphenburg Palace and Park, Marstallmuseum and Museum of Nymphenburg Porcelain.
DAY 3 OBERAMMERGAU, NEUSCHWANSTEIN & LINDERHOF
You have a beautiful escorted coach tour ahead of you today which takes you from Munich into the Alp Mountains. Along the way from Munich to Linderhof Palace, “Royal Villa” of King Ludwig II, beautifully furnished, you will visit Oberammergau for a short stop which allows you to visit the site where the passion play takes place. For many visitors to Germany the highlight is the visit of Neuschwanstein Castle which seems to be taken out of a fairy tale! Seeing the castle from the outside is unforgettable, a (English-speaking) tour of the insight will make a perfect picture! You will have time to explore the castle grounds and you may want to consider taking a short walk to the bridge located behind the Castle from where you have a great view of Neuschwanstein Castle and the Bavarian Alps landscape. Afterwards the coach will take you back to Munich where you will arrive around 6:30pm.
DAY 4 SALZBURG
By high-speed rail (e.g. “Rail Jet”) you will travel from Munich to Salzburg. Your very well rated hotel in Salzburg is located in the Old Town, in walking distance from the rail station. Depending on the train you choose from Munich you may have time for some sightseeing in Salzburg before you 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 whilst taking in local historical sights both from the city of Salzburg and also the picturesque Lakes and Mountains region along the way.
Your tour will end around 6pm at the Mirabellplatz from where it is a short 5 minute walk through the lovely Mirabellgarden down to the river Salzach. Across from the river you find the oldest part of Salzburg with Mozart’s Birthplace, the Residence and the funicular going up to Fortress Hohensalzburg. Along the “Getreidegasse” you find many shops as well as restaurants for dinner.
DAY 5 SALZBURG TO VIENNA
After breakfast you may want to continue your France, Germany and Austria Rail tour by taking a “RailJet” train from Salzburg to Vienna, travel time is about 2.5 hours. You are holding unrestricted first-class rail tickets which allow you to take a variety of trains at your convenience. Your tour with us ends in Vienna. Please let me know if you would like to add accommodation in Vienna and/or a Vienna city tour to this package.
THIS IS ALREADY INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF YOUR TOUR
|Day 1 – Paris to Heidelberg/ Heidelberg||High-Speed 1st-class Train from Paris Est. to Mannheim (compulsory reservation), Train to Heidelberg||Holländer Hof (or similar if not available), located in the Old Town (taxi transfer provided)||Taxi transfer from Heidelberg Central Station to your hotel in Heidelberg Old Town|
|Day 2 – Heidelberg to Munich/ Munich||1st class ticket – also valid for Speed “IC” trains) from Heidelberg directly to Munich (travel time about 2:20 hrs)||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 Heidelberg, taxi transfer from your hotel in Heidelberg Old Town to Heidelberg Central Station, Admission Residence Museum, Treasury, Admission Cuvilliés Theatre, Admission Hall of Fame and Statue of Bavaria, Admission Nymphenburg Palace and Park, Admission Marstallmuseum and Museum of Nymphenburg Porcelain|
|Day 3 – 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 escorted coach tour to Oberammergau and to the Royal Castles – Neuschwanstein Castle andLinderhof Palace, Admission Neuschwanstein Castle (Hohenschwangau), Admission Linderhof Palace & Park (Ettal)|
|Day 4 – Munich to Salzburg/ Salzburg, Salzburg to Nuremberg||1st class 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|
|Day 5 – Salzburg to Vienna/ Vienna||1st class ticket – also valid for High-Speed “Rail-Jet” trains) from Salzburg directly to Vienna (travel time about 2:25 hrs)|
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 your origin to Paris and from Vienna to your origin
- 3% tax
- all meals other than breakfast (which is included)
- gratuities (tips)
PRICE PER PERSON Prices may vary with seasons and holidays.
|two sharing a double room||one in a single room||three sharing a triple room|
|US $ 1,179||US $ 1,659||US $ 1,129|
PAYMENTS: $1500 p/p deposit with REGISTRATION FORM on website. Upon submission of the Reservation Form, you will receive an invoice to be paid by credit card. Balance due 90 days prior to departure. See TERMS & CONDITIONS on the web site. Questions? Send an e-mail to [email protected]