From Sleeping Beauty’s castle to the Sound of Music and Viennese pastries, this 12-night vacation offers the best of Austria for families. Austria envelops and lures you in with its mountains and palaces before giving you all the space and freedom you need to explore as a family. A journey here is always a shared adventure.
Munich – Relaxing in Bavaria
Landing in Munich reduces your travel time versus landing in Vienna. Therefore, you will land in Bavaria’s capital, where there is also a lot to see and do. A guide will transfer you to your accommodation in the heart of the city. When you are ready, your guide will lead you on an orientation walk of the neighborhood. Grand markets may entice you with their smells and sounds, side streets will be covered in small cafes, and you can’t go far without seeing a sausage-selling street merchant. Not much will be planned for today, and it is hard hard to predict your children’s mood after such a long journey.
Munich – Crafts and Giant Pretzels
Zell Am See – Castles That Inspired Disney
Zell Am See – Villages and Mountain Valleys
Zell Am See – Above the Clouds
Zell Am See – Tobogganing and Alpine Adventure
Werfen – Rafting and Postcard Villages
Salzburg – Falconry and Skywalk
Salzburg – The Best of Salzburg City
Salzburg – A Sound of Music Tour
Vienna – Sample Famous Pastries
Vienna – Behind the Scenes
Vienna – Departure
- Cycle through the Austrian alps on rides that can be tailored to your energy levels with stops to explore traditional villages
- Explore the castle that inspired Disney and Sleeping Beauty by entering the almost fictional world of King Ludwig and his Neuschwanstein
- Ride a toboggan in Zell am See and try falconry in the mountains near Werfen
- Relive the Sound of Music with a private tour around the hills of Salzburg
- Try white-water rafting on the Salzach, cruise serenely on Zeller See lake, and slide underground into Hallstatt Salt Mine
- Indulge in local foods, such as Viennese parties in ornate cafes and giant pretzels in Munich’s markets
- Discover the highlights of Vienna with two days in the Austrian capital, including an opera house and a palace for princesses
- Customize your adventure in the Austrian alps, which can include a cable car ride and various potential hiking trails
- Fly in to Munich and spend two days getting to know the capital of Bavaria
Handcrafted for active families, this 12-night tour is designed to be flexible. On most days, you can adjust the pace and activities to your energy levels, choosing something more adventurous or more serene. Guides can be ever-present or discreet, allowing plenty of time for you to be with your family.
This one-way Austrian tour will begin in Bavarian Germany, where the large international airport reduces your travel time in Austria. You can take two days to discover the city, including the vast Nymphenburg Palace and some enormous pretzels. You will then travel south on day three, stopping at King Ludwig II’s Neuschwanstein Castle, which is a structure that you may recognize from Disneyland or Sleeping Beauty. Munich is barely an hour from Austria, and you cross the border to Zell Am See, which is a tranquil town in the heart of the mountains.
The following day, you will go cycling through small villages before taking a cable car for incredible panoramic views. On a quiet afternoon, you can cruise across the lake and watch the reflections glisten on the glassy surface. The next morning, you can try tobogganing. After four nights in Zell Am See, you will stay in the mountains to enjoy a white-water rafting adventure. All this time in the mountains will be ideal for using up your children’s energy.
After some falconry and a skywalk, you will reach Salzburg. Here, you can spend three nights in the city that was made famous by music. Maybe your children do not remember the Sound of Music, but they will certainly know about Julie Andrews after a private tour that leads you to the main filming sites. You can get to know this cobblestone city before taking a train through the Alps to Vienna. Pastries will help energize you for the opulent streets, where the palaces and museums can appeal to a range of ages.
$5,065 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.
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