3 Nights Vienna, 2 Nights Salzburg, 2 Nights Innsbruck & 2 Nights Munich (DVS)

St. Peter’s Churchyard and Mozart’s birthplace. Vienna’s churches & Munich’s Glockenspiel. Brown paper packages tied up with strings. These are a few of my favorite things.” While these aren’t the exact lyrics from the popular song from The Sound of Music, they are a few of our favorite things. And on this 10-day vacation, we’ll show them to you (except brown paper packages tied up with string) on the sightseeing tours we’ve arranged for you in Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck, and Munich. Plus, we’ve arranged your hotel reservations in each city, daily breakfast, sightseeing, transportation between cities, and transfers from/to your hotels to/from the train stations. To help you feel comfortable and at home, we've also arranged for you to have the services of a Local Host®, someone who is there for you to answer questions, offer suggestions, and help you personalize your vacation in each city.

Your vacation begins in Vienna, Austria. Your Local Host will greet you with a warm welcome, help you get settled, and present you with materials to familiarize you with the city. The next day, after included breakfast, we’ll pick you up at your hotel for guided sightseeing with a local expert. You'll hear the inside stories around such famous landmarks as the State Opera House and Hofburg Palace. Your sightseeing features Schönbrunn Palace, former summer residence of the Habsburg Dynasty. In Salzburg, your sightseeing includes Mirabell Gardens and St. Peter's Churchyard, one of the oldest cemeteries in the world and made famous as the place where the Van Trapp family hid after escaping the Nazis in The Sound of Music. We’ll also take you to Mozart's birthplace, where he was born in 1756 and that now houses exhibits such as his childhood violin. In Innsbruck, sightseeing with a local expert includes a walk through the quaint medieval lanes to the Golden Roof, a 3-story balcony built as a royal box where Emperor Maximilian sat in luxury and enjoyed tournaments in the square below. We've also included a visit to the Tyrolean Folk Art Museum.

In each of these Austrian cities, you’ll have a day to explore on your own (with the support of your Local Host, of course). You may want to visit one of the many art and history museums in Vienna, visit the Prater amusement park and ride the giant Ferris wheel, or explore the Naschmarkt, a local fruit and vegetable market with more than a hundred stalls. In Salzburg, perhaps visit Hohensalzburg Fortress, built in 1077 on a hill above the city, or take a tour visiting some of the scenes from The Sound of Music. In Innsbruck, you may want to enjoy a Tyrolean folklore show, shop at one of the many local stores, or just sit back and relax at a local café.

Then, it’s off to Germany. In Munich, your sightseeing with an expert Local Guide includes BMW World as well as the park at Nymphenburg Palace, the summer residence of former Bavarian royalty. We’ll also take you to Marienplatz, where you’ll see the famous Glockenspiel, which re-creates a royal wedding from the 16th century. You’ll have a full day in Munich to explore on your own. Perhaps visit the Residenz Museum, former Wittelsbach residence and now one of Europe’s finest palace museums; take an excursion to Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castles; or enjoy a Bavarian beer at a local biergarten or at the famous Hofbräuhaus.

And don't forget…your vacation package includes first-class travel via train between the cities. We've even included transfers from/to your hotels to/from the train stations. With the transfers and transportation we've included, the hotels we've booked, and the guides and sightseeing we've arranged, you just have to sit back, relax, and enjoy. Add the comfort of knowing you’ll have a Local Host in each city to assist you (not to mention at the train stations), and you've got a vacation that will be so fun, it will be difficult to say, “Auf Wiedersehen.”


Insider Benefits

Monograms is all about connecting you to your destination with unmatched insider guidance and support to make travel a pleasure. With a team of local experts in each destination, your Monograms vacation includes local assistance and tips that only a local would know. In addition to an expertly-planned vacation with great hotels and included sightseeing, Monograms means you'll get the VIP treatment from a team of local insiders who help you put your signature on your vacation.

Arrival & Hotel Transfer

Monograms greets you like a VIP when you arrive at your destination then whisks you off to your hotel with a friendly Monograms operated transfer, complimentary for guests who have purchased their flights through Monograms.

Hotel Check-In

Once you arrive at your hotel, your own Monograms Local Host® is there to greet you, help you get checked in, and share lots of destination insights with you to get your vacation started.

Sightseeing

Get an insider's look at the must-see sights with the insight and knowledge of an expert Monograms Local Guide. Delight in the stares of regular tourists as they slide you past the line and right into the doorway with VIP access.

Free Time

Your Monograms Local Host® can provide tips and suggestions and even help you book activities & excursions to make the most of your time at your destination, helping you drink in the local culture in just your style.

Dining

What better restaurant recommendations can you find than from a local who knows? From haute cuisine to hidden cafes, from street food to Michelin Stars, your Local Host® can give you the inside scoop on finding your favorite fare.

MonogramsGO App

To help you feel even more comfortable in your destination, Monograms offers access to our MonogramsGO app where guests can check flight, hotel and transfer information and customize their trip with a host of local suggestions.

City Connections

When your vacation includes traveling from one city to another, we'll get you to your train or plane, stress free with door-to-gate service. Your local Monograms team awaits your arrival at your next destination.

Activities & Excursions

Monograms offers a range of amazing experiences you can add to your trip, vetted by our team and perfectly coordinated with your Monograms package. Add them before you leave or on trip with the help of your Local Host®.

Airport Departure

Parting is such sweet sorrow. When you've explored all that you can explore and it's time to head home, your Local Host® will ensure a smooth departure, on time and on point, stress-free.

Day-By-Day 2019

With Monograms, we handle the details so you can focus on the sights, experience new cultures and new destinations. From arranging the right hotels and seamless transportation to providing your own Local Host® and included sightseeing, we've thought of-and included-everything you need in an all-in-one package.

FEATURED HIGHLIGHT

Your Monograms package includes first-class train tickets between the cities as well as transfers to/from the train stations. There is no better way to travel in Europe! So sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenery as you travel between cities.

Local Host

DAY
1
VIENNA, AUSTRIA/SPANSPAN CLASS=Location

1-Jan-2019

Willkommen—welcome! Time to relax or to begin exploring Vienna, once the center of the mighty Habsburg Empire. Your Local Host is on hand to help you create lasting memories.

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DAY
2
VIENNA

2-Jan-2019

During your morning guided sightseeing, visit splendid SCHÖNBRUNN PALACE, former summer residence of the Habsburg Dynasty. See famous landmarks along the Ringstrasse, including Heldenplatz with nearby Hofburg Palace, the National Theater, the State Opera House, Parliament, City Hall, renowned museums, and the Strauss Monument—a gilded tribute to the great composer.

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DAY
3
VIENNA

3-Jan-2019

Your Local Host will have many suggestions so you can make the most of your day in this beautiful city.

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DAY
4
VIENNA–SALZBURG

4-Jan-2019

Journey by TRAIN (first class) to Mozart’s Salzburg. Your guided walking tour includes MIRABELL GARDENS, the Great Festival Hall, ST. PETER’S CHURCHYARD, and the monumental Domplatz. Also visit MOZART’S BIRTHPLACE in the charming Getreidegasse.

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DAY
5
SALZBURG

5-Jan-2019

Your Local Host is available to help you plan your day at leisure.

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DAY
6
SALZBURG–INNSBRUCK

6-Jan-2019

Journey by TRAIN (first class) to Innsbruck, beautifully situated in the heart of the Alps. Your guided sightseeing features a walk through the quaint medieval lanes to Emperor Maximilian’s GOLDEN ROOF, a 3-story balcony built as a royal box where the emperor could sit in luxury and enjoy tournaments in the square below. See the recently renovated Imperial Palace; visit the TYROLEAN FOLK ART MUSEUM for interesting insight into the region’s art, dress, and way of life; and admire the beautiful Hofkirche (Court Church) with Emperor Maximillian’s ornate black-marble tomb and the Silver Chapel.

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DAY
7
INNSBRUCK

7-Jan-2019

Your Local Host will have suggestions for your day, such as where to shop for chocolate “roof shingles,” local wines, and Sachertorte.

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DAY
8
INNSBRUCK–MUNICH, GERMANY

8-Jan-2019

Travel by TRAIN (first class) to Munich, famous for its beer and architecture. During your guided sightseeing, see the Oktoberfest grounds, the 1972 Olympic Park, gothic Frauenkirche cathedral, and learn about German luxury cars at BMW World. Drive by baroque Nymphenburg Palace, summer residence of former Bavarian royalty, and spend time in its magnificent PARK. Admire the Old and New Town Halls in MARIENPLATZ with the famous Glockenspiel.

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DAY
9
MUNICH

9-Jan-2019

Today is yours to enjoy at your own pace. Your Local Host knows the best places to sample Bavarian sausage with a glass of Radler (a beer-based mixed drink).

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DAY
10
MUNICH

10-Jan-2019

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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Transportation

From City-to-City

When your vacation includes traveling from one city to another, your local Monograms team makes it an absolute breeze! We'll get to your train or plane, stress free and on time with door-to-gate service. And your local Monograms team awaits your arrival as soon as you pull into your next destination.

Hotels

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Vienna
Salzburg
Innsbruck
Munich

Vienna

Monograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Vienna, Austria and learn about fun, insider things to see and do while in Vienna. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host® about Vienna and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host® will share local Vienna insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet a Local Host® in Vienna

Hello, my name is Annie. Vienna has a very long and interesting history, and is known as one of the cultural centers of Europe. I look forward to welcoming Monograms guests to my hometown and sharing my knowledge of this beautiful city.

Belvedere and Klimt

At Lower Belvedere, the exhibition “Klimt is not the end. Awakening in Central Europe” shows 80 works by artists including Klimt, Schiele, Kokoschka, Moser and Egger-Lienz. Walk up to the Upper Belvedere for splendid views over Vienna and/or visit its museum and see the beautiful painting “the Kiss” by Gustav Klimt. A must if you are in Vienna!!!

Kunsthistorisches Museum (Fine Arts Museum)

Thanks to the acquisitions by and the patronage of the House of Habsburg, the Museum of Fine Arts has an unrivaled collection of old masters, including a vast selection of works by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. And until Sep 2nd, the "Klimt bridge" will again be installed in the stairway of the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna. At a height of 40 ft, visitors have a direct view of, among others, the picture cycle of 13 paintings designed by Klimt, which was created between the pillars and arcades. These so-called spandrel and intercolumnar paintings are among the most important of Gustav Klimt's early works.

The Sigmund Freud Museum

Make your own analysis of the famed psychological pioneer in the building where he lived and worked for nearly 50 years. See Freud's personal possessions as well as the largest psycho-analysis library in Europe.

Old City Walk, Imperial Walking Route

Ask your Local Host about a walking route to discover the fascinating older parts of Vienna´s historic city center with its legends and paths or the Imperial Route to see classic architecture, elegant boulevards, the Hofburg Palace and other memorable sites.

Imperial Crypt

Visit the Imperial Crypt for a fascinating glimpse into the past. It is located beneath the Capuchin Church and members of Austria’s former Habsburg dynasty have been entombed there since 1633.

Spanish Riding School

Equestrian buffs will find this Viennese institution irresistible. Founded in 1572, it's the oldest and last riding school in the world where classic dressage is still practiced in its purest form. See world-famous Lipizzaner stallions go through their steps.

House of Music

What better place than Vienna to walk the halls of music and peek into its future. Listen to what an unborn child hears in the womb, paint a picture with a palette of tones, or steer a note through a musical landscape.

The Vienna Naschmarkt

A Viennese institution in the city center, this colorful market dates back to the 16th century. There are small restaurants and cafés nearby for lunch and dinner.

Traditional “Heurigen” Wine Tavern

Visit one of the traditional Viennese “Heurigen” (wine taverns) located in the north of the city, right where the slopes of the Vienna Woods end and the vineyards begin. Enjoy top Viennese wines and delicious food. Ask your Local Host for the most typical taverns - one is still housed inside a former residence of Beethoven.

Wiener Schnitzel, Apfelstrudel

Sample the classic Wiener Schnitzel or Tafelspitz, and try apricot Schnaps. Treat yourself to Apfelstrudel, coffee and chocolate cake, or other sweet delicacies in the grand and traditional Viennese coffee houses.

Shopping

Walk along the Kärntnerstrasse and/or Mariahilferstrasse, shop for concert music DVDs, crystal glass, enamel jewelry or ornaments, wool lodenware, Viennese wafer biscuits, and Mozart chocolate.

Servitenviertel

Located in Vienna´s 9th district, a few blocks away from Sigmund Freund Museum, you find the so called Servitenviertel. The heart of the “Viertel” are Servitengasse and Servitenplatz - a cosy and neat little churchsquare with benches and huge trees. Enjoy village feeling with a mixture of pubs, restaurants, coffeebars, visit a chocolate manufactory or shop at tiny stores for flowers, toys, gifts, books, fashion, vintage and more.

Prater's Giant Ferris Wheel & Madame Tussauds

The heart of the Prater amusement park with more than 250 attractions is the Giant Ferris Wheel which, by taking a ride, offers a breathtaking view of the city. Another highlight is the world-famous waxworks museum Madame Tussauds with over 80 wax figures – among them Austrian and historic personalities and also international celebrities. Well known and loved by Viennese is the traditional inn “Schweizerhaus” with a huge beer garden and famous for its trademark, the roasted pork leg. Next to the amusement park the Green Prater is a paradise for walkers, runners, bicyclists and horseback riders, and is highly appreciated as a large leisure area within the city limits.

Salzburg

Meet one of your Local Hosts in Salzburg, AustriaMonograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Salzburg, Austria and learn about fun, insider things to see and do while in Salzburg. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host® about Salzburg and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host® will share local Salzburg insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet a Local Host® in Salzburg

Hello, my name is Niklas, your Monograms Local Host in Salzburg. The city started using its present name ("Salt Fortress") in the 7th century when Bishop Rupert (Salzburg’s patron saint) received the ruins of "Iuvavum" as a gift from the Duke of Bavaria and founded St. Peters Monastery. Our beautiful city is well known for its famous son Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and its music festivals! I look forward to meeting you and making your time in Salzburg as memorable and easy as possible.

Schloss Hellbrun

Hellbrun Palace is an early Baroque villa of palatial size, built in 1613-19 by the Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg. Interestingly, Hellbrunn was only meant for use as a day residence in summer, so there is no bedroom in the palace! The schloss is also famous for its jeux d'eau (water games) on the grounds; designed as a series of practical jokes to be played on guests – of course, there is always a spot which is never wet: the place where the Archbishop stood or sat.

Mirabell Palace

Originally built in 1606, the Palace was redesigned in 1721-1727 by the famous baroque architect, Lukas von Hildebrandt, integrating the individual buildings into a self-contained complex. The masterly staircase is one of the palace’s most precious works of art - charming cherubs decorate the marble balustrade; the sculptures in the niches are the work of the famous Georg Raphael Donner. Today the palace houses the offices of Salzburg´s mayor and the municipal council. Concerts are regularly held in the beautiful baroque Marble Hall. (During special occasions, the Marble Hall and the Staircase cannot be visited.)

Fortress Hohensalzburg

The castle in Salzburg is an unmistakable landmark providing the city’s world famous silhouette. Up close the history contained in these powerful walls is almost tangible. Fortress Hohensalzburg is over 900 years old, and is one of the largest existing 11th-century fortresses in Europe.

The Franciscan Church

Franziskanerkirche is one of the oldest churches in Salzburg, described as a slender, Gothic church for the middle class - a place of silent communion. Two of its special features are the magnificent hall choir which reflects the fusion of light and darkness, and the statue of the Madonna with Child, one of Michael Pacher's masterpieces integrated into the high altar. The tower holds one of the oldest preserved bells made by the master bell-founder, Jörg Gloppischer, in 1468.

Sweet Specialties

Mozartkugeln made of pistachio, nougat, and dark chocolate are still handmade to Paul Fürst’s original 1890 recipe. Other Fürst specialties include cube-shaped Bach Würfel – coffee, nut and marzipan truffles dedicated to yet another great composer and the "Doppler Konfekt“ named after the Salzburgian physicist´s Christian Dopplers "Doppler effect."

Mozart’s 2nd Home

The building, largely destroyed during World War II, was faithfully reconstructed and opened to the public as a second Mozart museum in 1996. With its eight rooms, the house provided the family with larger living quarters from 1773 onwards. Wolfgang Amadeus lived here until early 1781, when he left the city for good to live in Vienna.

Salzburg Shopping

Shop along the Getreidegasse, with a wide range of stores located behind elaborately decorated façades, in traditional passageways and inside landmarked buildings, for Mozart souvenirs like CDs, books, paintings, or facsimiles of famous compositions such as Silent Night. Other traditional souvenirs are lederhosen and Loden coats, jewelry, glassware, handicrafts, dolls in native costume, Christmas decorations, and Gewürzsträussl (fragrant nosegays decorated with spices).

Dinner & Music in Salzburg

Enjoy a dinner concert with musicians in period costumes and the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Innsbruck

SCHLOSS AMBRAS

The 16th-century Ambras Castle boasts regal rooms and a phenomenal portrait gallery featuring the works of Titian and Velázquez among others. Its large collection of armor and "Chamber of Art & Curiosities," contains a fascinating assortment of bizarre objects like paintings on cobwebs, giant playing cards, stuffed sharks, deer horns mysteriously embedded in a tree trunk and more…and all from the 1500s.

SWAROVSKI CRYSTAL

Visit the impressive Swarovski boutique located in one of the oldest and most beautiful buildings in Innsbruck’s old town, or take a short journey to Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens, where it all began in 1895. Swarovski is the world’s leading manufacturer of precision-cut crystal. And today, more than 110 years on, Swarovski remains a family-run enterprise under the management of Daniel Swarovski’s 4th and 5th -generation descendants. See the underground Chambers of Wonder dedicated to the versatile artistic interpretation of the material crystal - the result is a universe of discoveries and a simply unique experience.

CATHEDRAL OF ST. JAMES

The tolling bells and multiple clocks of the Cathedral of St. James have kept the town on time for almost three centuries. But it's more than just an oversized clock; this church is also a fine example of Baroque architecture and an exhibition of the excessive wealth of the Habsburg Empire. Constructed in the early 17th century, St. James is easily recognized by its oxidized bronze domes -- two small ones in front and one above the transept crossing.

TASTY "ROOF" SHINGLES, STRONG SCHNAPPS AND LOCAL WINES

Golden Roof shingles, golden tiles, Tiroler Edle bars, high-quality chocolate products, Tyrolean honey, and Sachertorte are just some of Innsbruck’s sweetest temptations. Maybe a Tyrolean single malt (a full, smooth whisky); schnapps from red Williams pears, distilled in the Eastern part of the Tyrol; or one of the region’s wines like crisp grüner veltliners, fruity gelber muskatellers and steely Rieslings will make a perfect souvenir to take home.

BERGISEL OLYMPIC SKI JUMP

Breathtaking views of Innsbruck as well as the fascination of a ski jumping venue with an Olympic past and modern architecture typify the Bergisel Ski Jump Stadium. Top architect Zaha Hadid designed this landmark of Innsbruck in 2001.

Munich

Munich Museums

Munich has over 50 museums; ask your Local Host for information according to your interests. Some favorites are: Alte Pinakothek is a glorious museum with an immense collection of paintings from the greatest European artists of the 14th through the 18th centuries. See a self-portrait by Rembrandt and a Madonna by Leonardo da Vinci. Families and the technically-minded will love spending a few fascinating hours viewing the master works of Science and Technology at the Deutsches Museum (German Museum). Reopened in 2013 after a 4-year renovation, the Lenbach Museum contains a variety of works by Munich painters and contemporary artists, such as Wassily Kandinsky, Gabriele Münter, Franz Marc, August Macke, Marianne von Werefkin, and Paul Klee. Wander the themed rooms of the Stadtmuseum. The collections include puppet theaters, thousands of musical instruments from around the world, more than 500,000 photographs, and a history of brewing. Villa Stuck designed by the artist and owner Franz von Stuck, incorporates floors, ceilings, and walls into a single beautiful work of art.

Asamkirche

The brothers Cosmas Damian & Egid Quirin seemed divinely inspired when they created a baroque church for themselves, which turned out so magnificent that their 18th century compatriots forced them to make it accessible to the public. From the ornate façade to the ceiling fresco of St John Nepomuk, nearly every inch is a delight.

Schatzkammer der Residenz

Visit the former royal palace of Bavarian monarchs and stroll through the Schatzkammer (Treasury) halls. You’ll see lavish crowns from generations of monarchs, scepters and ceremonial swords, table wear and extravagant crafts from China, India, Iran, Mexico, and Turkey.

Tierpark Hellabrunn (Zoo)

The Müncher Tierpark was founded in 1911 as the first “geo-zoo” in the world with approximately 460 species and about 5,000 animals. At any time of year, its changing moods offer an impressive glimpse into the natural habitats of the protected landscape of the Isar floodplains. The animals are comfortable thanks to the species-appropriate approach. Without distracting bars and fences, the visitors can observe the animals with ease.

Traditional German Souvenirs

It’s hard to imagine leaving Munich, home of the Oktoberfest, without a traditional German beer stein. Other traditional souvenirs include Black Forest cuckoo clocks, music boxes, nutcrackers, lederhosen and felt hats.

Munich Beer Gardens and Bavarian Cuisine

Countless beer gardens populate the city, and it’s a great chance to relax with the locals. Seats beneath shady trees are plentiful, and there’s a wide variety of beers to choose from. Local food specialties include sauerbraten (marinated beef dish), dumplings and sauerkraut, Weisswurst (sausage), Kartoffelpuffer (potato pancakes), and Kaiserschmarrn (sweet pancakes with raisins, rum, and almonds). Taste one of Germany’s famous white wines particularly the Riesling; also try Apfelwein (apple wine), radler (a mix of beer and German-style soda or lemonade) and spezi (German orange cola).

Opera & Concerts in Munich

Opera and Dance is an international language, as an opera lover you will feel at home in Munich immediately; or listen to live music at one of Munich's many concert halls where music of all styles and for all tastes is played regularly. Ask your Local Host for more details.

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