Family on vacation in Salzburg, Austria posing with Hohensalzburg in the background

Family Vacation to Europe: Medieval Castles, Storybook Villages, Majestic Alps

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Customizable Itinerary

This is a sample itinerary to inspire a personalized trip designed with your travel specialist

Countries Visited

Czech Republic, Austria, Germany

Places Visited

Prague, Český Krumlov, Berchtesgaden, Vienna...

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Suggested Duration

9 Days

Your custom family vacation to Central Europe takes your family through the storybook villages and majestic landscapes from Prague to Vienna, where fairy tales were created, castles are real, and the majesty of daily life continues to grow. You feel the soft dough between your fingers, before twisting it into a pretzel and placing it on a sheet. The cave walls around you are covered in ice, and it looks like you have stepped inside a glacier....

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Trip Highlights

  • Experience the marvels of the Bavarian Alps inside the Eishole Ice Cave
  • Wander through the stunning Salt Mines of Salzbergwerk Berchtesgaden for a unique family adventure
  • Enjoy a private after-hours guided tour of the world famous Vienna Zoo to see the nocturnal animals come to uproarious life
  • Witness the equestrian grandeur and history of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, located inside the Hofburg Castle
  • Revel in the wonderment of grand European history with the kids as they absorb the beauty and grandeur of Hohenwerfen Castle
  • Traverse the streets and countryside around Salzburg, Austria following the footsteps of The Sound of Music 

Detailed Description

Jade and emerald trees drape the landscape in the summer, and pristine snow casts a cozy glow on the mountains in the winter. History and elegance continue to shine in the wake of imperial majesty. Your 9-day family vacation to Central Europe shows the entire family the marvelous streets and charming rivers, lavish castles and sensational theater filling the cities, villages, and landscape with premier European luxury tours. The adventure begins in Prague, where your private transfer awaits your arrival at the airport. The city emanates its Gothic architectural past, which provides beauty and an undeniable storybook quality. 

The following day, your guide meets you after breakfast to lead you on a walking tour and river cruise exploration of the city. In the afternoon, you can enjoy the pleasures of Prague at your leisure, from visiting the castle to wandering along the narrow antique alleyways. Travel outside of Prague en route to Berchtesgaden, where you come to the charming town of Český Krumlov. Your guide shows you around the historic homes that resemble a postcard or painting. The following day, you venture into the mountains on a guided exploration of the sensational Eishole Ice Cave.

After lunch, you continue the splendid adventure wandering through the Hohenwerfen Castle on a private tour. In the enchanting town of Salzburg, you have a musical introduction to the city with The Sound of Music tour, taking in the sights and scenes from the award winning musical, and providing the afternoon at your leisure to enjoy the city at your preferred pace. In the evening, you can enjoy dinner in a historic restaurant dating back to the 9th-century, with the classical works of Mozart serenading the family. Venture deep into the Salzbergwerk Berchtesgaden Salt Mine, where a glimmering salt lake lingers in the caves, before having fun learning to make pretzels.

Your first day in Vienna takes you to the Schonbrunn Palace, where the kids find the magnificent children’s museum as you explore the palace grounds and gardens. Delight in the entertaining and delicious art of strudel making, before taking in a private marionette show. In the evening, your guide leads you to the world famous Vienna Zoo, for a private after-hours tour of the oldest zoo in Europe. After breakfast, you make your way to Hofburg Castle to visit the Royal Spanish Riding School. Enjoy an amusing dance around the room with a family private waltz lesson. On the final day, your private transfer will meet the family at your hotel after breakfast, and escort you to the Vienna International Airport. 

Starting Price

$2,353 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.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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