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Duration: Oct 18, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017
Price: $2,688
    • Accommodation at listed (or similar) First class hotels
    • Service charges and hotel taxes
    • Breakfast daily
    • Welcome to Munich Dinner Party at the World Famous Hofbrauhaus
    • Welcome to Salzburg Dinner Party at St. Peters Stiftskeller Monastery
    • Welcome to Ljubljana Dinner Party at the Ljubljana Castle – Strelec
    • 4 additional dinner at quaint restaurants
    • 2 lunches
    • Wine tasting in Jeruzalem village, Slovenia
    • Farewell dinner in local restaurant with entertainment in Vienna
    • Assisted arrival and departure airport transfers
    • All transportation with tourist class a/c motor-coach as per itinerary
    • Professional tour director throughout
    • Sightseeing tours as per itinerary
    • Entrance fees included where indicated in bold letters
    • Luggage handling at hotels (one piece per person in/out)
    • Whisper technology enhanced touring
  • Day 1. Wednesday, October 18: depart the USA

    Departure from the United States to Munich, Germany for a trip to “Where it All Began.”

    Day 2. Thursday, October 19: Munich

    Upon arrival to Munich airport, meet our tour manager and freshen up at our hotel before we visit Munich concluding the tour at the Marienplatz square with its famous clock tower. Wilkommen to Germany at the world famous Hofbrauhaus Brewery. Experience one of Munich’s oldest breweries founded in 1589; their name, known the world over. This evening we meet all our fellow travellers for a Welcome Dinner. Enjoy getting to know each other as we embark and discuss our sensational journey through three countries, starting off with this special Bavarian evening featuring local dishes, drink and music.
    Overnight at Art Hotel, Munich, Germany. (D)

    Day 3. Friday, October 20: Munich – Dachau

    First destination after breakfast will be the historical visit to the Dachau, Concentration Camp. Venture on as we discover St. Michael’s Abbey at Metten in Bavaria. Our visit to the “Grandmother” Abbey of our very own St. Bede Abbey founded in 766 AD will bring us back to our roots as we see the home of where it all began. The evening concludes with a gathering for dinner featuring local cuisine.
    Overnight at Art Hotel, Munich, Germany. (B,D)

    Day 4. Saturday, October 21: Munich – Oberammergau

    After breakfast we depart to explore King Ludwig’s magnificent Neuschwanstein Castle, one of the most famous German castles and copied by Walt Disney at his theme parks. Enjoy free time to make your discoveries in Fussen before we drive to Oberammergau where we will check in and then dine at the Wittelsbach Hotel.
    Overnight at Wittelsbach Hotel, Oberammergau, Germany. (B,D)

    Day 5. Sunday, October 22: Oberammergau

    After breakfast, experience mass in a local church, followed by a tour of Oberammergau. Take a stroll, enjoy the peace, and view the site where The Passion Play takes place. Experience a “Spirited” tradition within the monastery walls of the Benedictine Ettal Monastery. Here we will spend the afternoon strolling through the basilica, brewery and distillery followed by dinner.
    Overnight at Wittelsbach Hotel, Oberammergau, Germany. (B,D)

    Day 6. Monday, October 23: Oberammergau – Salzburg

    Enjoy your last German breakfast as we head on to Salzburg in Austria. Panoramic drive through the city and arrive to hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure and then get ready for dinner at St. Peter Stiftskeller, within the monastery walls of St. Peter’s Archabbey. St. Peter is cited as one of the oldest restaurants in the world and the oldest in Europe. Both Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Christopher Columbus are said to have been served at the restaurant.
    Overnight at Mercure City Hotel, Salzburg, Austria. (B,D)

    Day 7. Tuesday, October 24: Salzburg

    In the morning, after breakfast, head to explore this amazing city with a local guide. Our tour will feature views of the Mirabel gardens, Helbrunn and Mozarteum. Wrap up the afternoon as you enjoy a tour of where The Sound of Music was filmed and walk in the footsteps of Julie Andrews and the Von Trapp Family Singers.
    Overnight at Mercure City Hotel, Salzburg, Austria. (B,L)

    Day 8. Wednesday, October 25: Salzburg – Ljubljana

    Breakfast and afterwards we depart towards Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana with few stops along the way including the Silent Night church. Arrive to Ljubljana in the early afternoon and see the most significant sights of the old city center on a walking tour. Highlights include the picturesque open-air Central Market, and the Three Bridges. The Triple Bridge is probably the most unusual and the most frequently crossed bridge in Ljubljana. Before settling down to dinner at Strelec in the original Ljubljana Castle tower, we will visit the Baroque Town Hall, and Robba’s Fountain.
    Overnight at GH Union Hotel, Ljubljana, Slovenia. (B,D)

    Day 9. Thursday, October 26: Ljubljana – Bled

    Enjoy breakfast and have the morning free in Ljubljana before we drive to Bled. Today, take in the the views of Lake Bled from the top of Bled Castle, the oldest castle in Slovenia. The history of the medieval castle reaches back to 1004, and also includes a moat and drawbridge. We will then take a relaxing trip to the small Island of Bled on a Pletna, a traditional wooden flat-bottom boat made by locals. An experience you must do, if you visit Bled. In the afternoon drive back to Ljubljana. Gather this evening for dinner at the popular Lectar; opened for over 200 years and serves portions that won’t send you home hungry.
    Overnight at GH Union Hotel, Ljubljana, Slovenia. (B,D)

    Day 10. Friday, October 27: Jerusalem – Vienna

    After breakfast we begin our departure from Slovenia as we travel along the Jeruzalem Wine Road, which glows with vivid colors in every season. We will stop in Jeruzalem for wine tasting and a late lunch before our evening arrival in Vienna where you’ll have opportunity to unwind from the day.
    Overnight at Ananas Hotel, Vienna, Austria. (B,L)

    Day 11. Saturday, October 28: Vienna

    Our morning visit will be to Hofburg Palace, once the home of the Habsberg emperors, and view the Belvedere Palace, Prater Amusement Park, the UN Buildings, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and other reminders of the city’s imperial past. Enjoy an afternoon of free time to venture out on your own and pick up any last souvenirs. Our farewell dinner tonight includes entertainment at Gerstners Landhaus, private room “Presse.” The estate, which dates back to the 12th century, will charm you with its cozy rooms, historic vaulted cellars and romantic garden. A great way to wrap up our memorable adventure of where it all began… Overnight at Ananas Hotel, Vienna, Austria. (B,D)

    Day 12. Sunday, October 29: depart Vienna

    This morning we say farewell to Vienna and Europe. Following breakfast, transfer to Vienna airport for your return flight home. (B)


  • 2017 Departure Dates and Prices
    Start date
    End date
    Per person in twin
    Single Room Supplement
    18 Oct 2017 29 Oct 2017 $ 2,688 $ 545
    • Munich: Art Hotel or similar
    • Oberammergau: Wittelsbach or similar
    • Salzburg: Mercure City or similar
    • Ljubljana: GH Union or similar
    • Vienna: Ananas or similar
  • Tour Route

    Off The Bedan Path 2017 Route

 

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