Bavaria & Austrian Alps Road Trip - 6 Days
Day 1 - Arrive Munich - Sightseeing in Munich
Arrive to the international Airport of Munich and transfer to your landing hotel set in the beautiful quiet upper banks of the River Isar in central Munich, near the English Garden. Today you meet our travel advisor at the hotel to be given a walkthrough of the car, GPS (with the scenic routes programmed) and driving notes. Later you will head downtown to explore the beautiful city and old town, before taking a welcome dinner at the traditional Hofbräuhaus in Munich's old town - a Bavarian Beer Garden and Brewery serving original Bavarian food in a warm hospitable informal atmosphere.
Overnight: 5 Star Palace Hotel, Munich, Germany Room type: Classic room
Day 2 - Tour 1 - Bavaria and Lake Fuschl
In the morning you will head south from the city and into Bavaria - initially you will take the German Autobahn directly to Lake Chiem, where the scenic alpine roads start. At Lake Chiem you will visit the magnificent Herrenchiemsee palace on one of the lakes island and then head into the old town for lunch overlooking the lake. After lunch your tour takes you onto the first scenic alpine road through the Bavarian Alps - a stunning 70KM stretch of sweeping roads and lower mountain passes, taking is across the border and into Austria. You will then head directly to Hangar-7 (just east of the city of Salzburg) where you will visit the exhibition of historical Flying Red Bulls aircraft fleet and a collection of Formula 1 race cars. Visit over; we continue our journey to Mozart`s Birth Place - Salzburg, also famous for `Sound of Music`movie.
Overnight: 5* Sacher Hotel in Salzburg Room type: Standard room
Day 3 - Tour 2 - The Tyrol & Grossglockner Alpine Road
Today you will drive some of the most spectacular roads and mountain passes in the Alps, as we you make your way south through the Alps and into the Austrian Tyrol region. Along the way you will enjoy a typical Austrian lunch at one of the Alpine ski resorts, before heading across the spectacular Grossglockner Alpine Road the highest mountain pass in the Austrian Alps, with spectacular views to the Grossglockner Mountain, rising to almost 3800M. Overnight you will stay at the medieval town of Lienz in the Austrian state of Tyrol.
Overnight: 5 Star Grandhotel, Lienz, Austria Room type: Superior Suite
Day 4 - Tour 3 - Tour of Austrian Tyrol & Felberntauernstrasse
Today you will head trough the beautiful National park of Hochtauern in the Austrian Tyrol. The largest natural reserve in western Europe. Along the fantastic Felberntauernstrasse we will enjoy lunch and the beautiful scenery of the national park. This area is one of the most unspoiled regions of Austria, and the day is all about emerging yourself in the beautiful Southern Tyrol, you will drive deserted alpine roads, and stop of for plenty of pictures along the way. Stops will include the 380M high Krimmler Wasserfälle, the highest falls in the Alps, plus a drive along the deserted Zillertal valley, and up to the Zillertal dam. Return back along the valley, and down to the beautiful Achenseelake for the evening. That evening dine on the hotels terrace overlooking the lake of Achensee.
Overnight: 4 Star Fürstenhaus Am Achensee, Austria Room type: Classic room mountain view
Day 5 - Tour 4 - German Alpine Road & Neuschwanstein Castle & Departure
The final day will be divided into two stretches - Part 1 will be a scenic tour through South Bavaria - after crossing the border back into Germany you will pick up the famous German Alpine Road, a stunning route through the Bavarian Alps, that snakes it's way over 400km from Salzburg in the east, to Lindau (Lake Constance) in the west. You will follow the alpine road's most scenic stretches, heading past glacial lakes and isolated spa towns, before continuing onto the famous Neuschwanstein castle. After the visit of the castle, for Part 2 of the drive we will head onto the German Autobahn, giving is the final opportunity to "stretch” the legs of the cars on some derestricted stretches of Autobahn - there is then a final stop on the beautiful Lake of Starnberger, before heading back into Munich where you will spend your final evening.
Overnight: 5* Palace Hotel Munich
Day 6 – Final day in the city of Munich