In the footsteps of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Day 1
Munich – Berchtesgaden – Salzburg
Early morning arrival in Munich. Bus transfer to the quaint town of Berchtesgaden located in the picturesque Bavarian Alps. Visit of the Local Heritage Museum and historical town center with its many charmingly decorated facades. Continue on to the Koenigssee (King's Lake), a spectacular Alpine lake surrounded by majestic mountain scenery. Boat tour on its turquoise waters with a short visit of St. Bartholomew's Church. Drive onward to Austria and the wonderful city of Salzburg (World Heritage site), the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Dinner and overnight. B, D

Day 2
Visit the Nonnberg Abbey and crypt. Considered the oldest nunnery in the German-speaking world, it was made famous by the movie "The Sound of Music". The Hohensalzburg Fortress, overlooking the city and dominating its skyline, is the largest medieval castle in Europe. Tour the castle State rooms. Visit the impressive Salzburger Dom (Salzburg Cathedral) with its Dommuseum and Cathedral Square, a major theatrical venue during the Salzburg Festival. Tour one of the two Mozart Museums, one being his birthplace and the other where he lived with his family followed by a guided walking tour in the "footsteps" of the Mozart family. In the evening you will have the opportunity to attend a concert. Dinner and overnight. B, D

Day 3
Salzburg – Vienna
Drive to Vienna, the grand capital of Austria and one of Europe's most "Baroque" cities. Tour the Schoenbrunn Palace (World Heritage site), a glorious example of Baroque architecture and one of Austria's most important cultural monuments. After a tour of the palace, meander through the magnificent sculpted gardens with splendid fountains, the Palm house and the World's oldest existing zoo – the Tiergarten. Dinner and overnight. B, D

Day 4
Visit the sprawling complex of the Vienna Hofburg. This magnificent "city within a city" dates from the 13th century and was home to the ruling Habsburgs. Take a tour of the Imperial Treasury Schatzkammer with its 1000 years of treasures including the Imperial Crown of the Holy Roman Empire and the Holy Lance. From the Hofburg take a leisurely ride via horse-drawn carriage known as a Fiaker to the famous Stephansdom (St. Stephen's Cathedral). Visit the Mozarthaus where Mozart composed "The Marriage of Figaro" followed by a visit of one of Beethoven's houses. In the evening you will have the opportunity to attend a concert. Dinner and overnight. B, D

Day 5
Vienna – Prague
Before departing for Prague, early morning visit to the Zentralfriedhof (Central Cemetery), Vienna's largest cemetery and burial ground of many famous composers followed by the St. Marxer Friedhof (Cemetery of St. Mark) the final resting place of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Next stop the glorious city of Prague (World Heritage site) where Mozart premiered his opera "Don Giovanni" and his Symphony in D major now known as the "Prague Symphony". Dinner and overnight. B, D

Day 6
Tour of the Estates Theatre where Mozart's opera "Don Giovanni" celebrated its world premiere. Take a city tour in Mozart's footsteps to include the Maria Himmelfahrtskirche (Church of the Assumption) Kleinseiter Tower, Nikolauskirche (Church of St. Nicolas) and Clementium. Visit the Mozart Museum located in the Villa Bertramka. In the evening you will have the opportunity to attend a concert. Dinner and overnight. B, D

Day 7
In the morning visit of the majestic Prague Castle, one of the largest castles in the world. Time at leisure. Dinner and overnight. B, D

Day 8
Bus transfer to the airport and flight home.