Schonbrunn Palace Austria

Sound of Music

Experience the Sound of Music with your students. Arrive in Vienna and visit the Schonbrunn Palace before taking a cruise along the Danube. Then, it’s on to Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart, before a stop in Berchtesgaden. Travel through Munich and Neuschwanstein before wrapping your tour in Lucerne. 

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Your Adventure, Day by Day

Day 1 Depart from United States
  • Enjoy your overnight flight to Austria
Day 2 Welcome to Austria!
  • Arrive in Vienna Begin exploring Vienna, the capital of Austria.
Day 3 Vienna
  • Tour Vienna with a Local Guide Follow in the footsteps of the imperial Habsburgs as a local guide brings you to the Hofburg, the family's 2,600-room palace that is now home to the Vienna Boys Choir. View the Belvedere Museum and Palace and Stephansdom.
  • Visit Schonbrunn Palace See where six-year-old Mozart's talent shined for Maria Theresa.
  • Add On: Step Out with Strauss Step, two, three - waltz away at Vienna's famous Elmayer Dancing School and discover the nineteenth century dance trend! Master the moves and social graces of this Austrian tradition, including the handkuss and heel-click greeting.
Day 4 Danube Cruise-Melk
  • Cruise along the Danube (seasonal) Discover Europe's second-longest river, the Danube, past wooded hills and castles.
  • Discover the Grand Benedictine Abbey of Melk En route to Salzburg, stop at the grand Benedictine abbey of Melk. Wonder at the Melk Cross, said to have a piece of the holy cross within its gem-encrusted structure.
Day 5 Salzburg
  • Walking Tour of Salzburg with a Local Guide Take a walk along the Salzach River as you tour the birthplace of Mozart with a local guide. Marvel at the Hohensalzburg fortress and the breathtaking arched roof of the Dom.
Day 6 Berchtesgaden-Salt Mines-Bavarian Folklore
  • Visit Berchtesgaden Admire the superb beauty of the mountain resort of Berchtesgaden.
  • Explore Salt Mines Descend into a salt mine and cross a subterranean lake by boat. Learn how, in medieval times, this "white gold" gave the city its wealth.
Day 7 Munich
  • Tour Munich with a Local Guide A local guide shows you the Frauenkirche, the Olympic stadium, the Glockenspiel, and Nymphenburg.
  • Visit Dachau Concentration Camp See the first Nazi concentration camp opened in Germany.
  • LEAP Bask in Bavarian Arts Learn to dance in local style.
Day 8 Neuschwanstein
  • Explore Neuschwanstein Castle Cross the Bavarian Alps for a visit to Neuschwanstein Castle, the fairytale and fantasy castle built by mad Bavarian King Ludwig II.
  • LEAP Debate the Great
  • Continue to Lucerne in Switzerland
Day 9 Lucerne-Swiss Folklore
  • Walking Tour of Lucerne A walking tour includes the lion monument, the Jesuit church, Kornmarkt and Weinmarkt Squares, covered bridges, and city fortifications.
  • LEAP Swiss Life and Legends
  • Add On: Swiss Folklore Show Experience a traditional Swiss performance during an evening of entertainment celebrating Swiss folklore, songs and yodels.
Day 10 Return Home to the United States
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