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Bavaria & Austrian Alps Road Trip - 6 Days

Duration
5 nights / 4 Drives

Tour Region
Austrian Alps & South Tyrol

Driving Distance
960 km

Availability
May till October

Our Bavarian Tour takes you on a journey through the lakes, mountain passes, and historic cities of southern Germany and the beautiful Austrian Alps, including driving the iconic Gross Gkockner Mountain Pass

This 5 night trip starts in Munich, and includes 4 full days of driving.  Along the way, you will spend an evening in the city of Salzburg, and get the opportunity to visit the Red Bull museum, Hanger 7. En route back to Munich, you will also stop at the most romantic and famous castle probably in the world, the Neuschwanenstein castle where you will enjoy a tour before you drive back to Munich after lunch.

It's our opinion that the Austrians build the most "driver" friendly roads anywhere in Europe - beautifully cambered bends, glass smooth tarmac and a system of tolls through the many of the national parks and passes that help dramatically reduce the amount of traffic - a real drivers paradise.  In short, this tour is a driver’s paradise!

 

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

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Package Includes

(assumes 2 persons share car/room)

  • Car Rental & Insurances
  • Luxury Accommodation
  • Breakfasts & Parking
  • Day by Day Roadbook
  • Programmed GPS
  • Meet & Walkthrough
  • On Call Support when on tour

Single traveller prices on request

Package Includes

(assumes 2 persons share car/room)

  • Car Rental & Insurances
  • Luxury Accommodation
  • Breakfasts & Parking
  • Day by Day Roadbook
  • Programmed GPS
  • Meet & Walkthrough
  • On Call Support when on tour

Single traveller prices on request