Arrival Day and Welcome Dinner
Jul
9
12:00 PM12:00

Arrival Day and Welcome Dinner

Shortly after landing at the Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport you will be greeted by your Bavaria & Beyond tour guides. Enjoy a beverage on us as you get acquainted with your fellow travelers.  

Our first night’s stay will be on the shores of the Danube river directly across the Hungarian Palace of Parliament. After having time to settling-in and relax, a Welcome Dinner Reception will be hosted. Enjoy a delicious meal and take in the spectacular views of the illuminated Palace of Parliament across the river.

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Budapest City Tour
Jul
10
10:30 AM10:30

Budapest City Tour

Get to know the beautiful city of Budapest on the first day of our tour. Often referred to as the Paris of the East, a day spent in the Hungarian capital is sure to please! Learn more about the city’s storied history and vast array of cultural influences.  Enjoy an afternoon visiting one of the city’s intriguing museums or take a stroll along the many scenic promenades lined with quaint cafés and one of a kind boutiques. Keep in mind, the Hungarian wines produced in vineyards surrounding the city are one of the regions best kept secrets!

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Godollo Palace and Hungarian Equestrian Show
Jul
11
10:00 AM10:00

Godollo Palace and Hungarian Equestrian Show

A short drive outside of Budapest sits the beautiful Godollo Palace; the summer residence of beloved Austro-Hungarian Emperor Franz Josef and Empress Sissi of Bavaria. It is no wonder this idyllic countryside palace was one of Sissi’s favorite palaces. Afterwards we will visit the Lázár Equestrian Park where we will see the old Hungarian traditions of acrobatic horseback riding on full display. Enjoy a delicious Hungarian lunch and leisurely carriage ride around the beautiful grounds to conclude this relaxing day.

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Bratislava, Slovakia
Jul
12
9:00 AM09:00

Bratislava, Slovakia

A stone’s throw away from Budapest sits the Slovakian capital city of Bratislava. Once a post-war city of ruins, resting on the frontier of the Soviet Union, Bratislava is now a bright and energetic city attracting visitors from around the globe. During our visit we will learn more about the Statue City’s intriguing history while exploring the Old Town. From napoleonic soldiers to communist-era workers (who aren’t actually working), statues scattered about the city share both historical and satirical stories commenting on the Bratislava's past.

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Vienna - An Evening of Culture
Jul
13
10:00 AM10:00

Vienna - An Evening of Culture

Wake up in Austria’s capital city; Vienna. Enjoy an insightful tour and get acquainted with one of the cultural capitals of Europe. Have a relaxing afternoon as we prepare for an evening out at the Opera! Make sure to bring your evening wear, as we experience Viennese culture and history in style.

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Vienna & Schönbrunn Palace
Jul
14
6:00 PM18:00

Vienna & Schönbrunn Palace

Our day starts with visit to the stunning Schönbrunn Palace, the former capital of the Hapsburg Empire. Here guests will enjoy an informative guided tour of the palace which was home to the beloved emperor Franz Josef and his Bavarian bride Sissi.

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon. Experience the Viennese cafe culture. Marvel at the priceless works of Gustav Klimt. Take a scenic horse and carriage ride through the Old Town or stroll through beautiful side streets and market squares of beautiful Vienna.

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Salzburg City Tour
Jul
15
8:30 AM08:30

Salzburg City Tour

Discover the city Mozart once called home on the Salzburg City Tour. Get acquainted with this cultural treasure as your guide leads you on a short walking tour of the Old Town district. Sights along the way include Mozart Square, The Sound of Music Fountain, Mozart's birth house, St. Paul's Cathedral, U.S. General J. Collins' grave, and finally the Hohensalzburg Castle. After learning the lay of the land, enjoy free time to visit the many sights and shops of beautiful Salzburg at your leisure.

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Passion Play
Jul
16
2:00 PM14:00

Passion Play

Today is the day we will see a production of the world-famous Oberammergau Passion Play! Since 1634, after being spared from the bubonic plague ravaging through the region, inhabitants of this quaint alpine village have been performing a play depicting the last days of Christ’s life. Still today the production is performed every 10 years by a cast consisting strictly of local participants. The play is broken up into two acts with a break for dinner which is included in your Bavaria and Beyond tour.

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Jul
17
10:00 AM10:00

Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Take a tour down the picturesque Ludwigstrasse, part of the historic Via Claudia Augusta trading route, while admiring the beautiful merchant homes and their vibrant frescoes. Learn about Partenkirchen's merchant past while hearing lively tales of the townspeople and the many famous travelers to pass through. A visit to the Olympic Ski Stadium, site of the 1936 Winter Olympic Games, will give guests insight into this alpine town’s WWII past. Spend an afternoon exploring the many boutiques and cafés of Garmisch with seasonal flowers in full bloom adorning tradition Bavarian homes.

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Munich and Farewell Dinner
Jul
18
9:00 AM09:00

Munich and Farewell Dinner

Start your day in the heart of Munich with the iconic Fraunkirche and Marienplatz Rathaus just down the way. After a informative walking tour through the city’s storied Old Town, enjoy a day exploring the city of Munich and all it has to offer. Peruse the many shops and cafes located in the city’s extensive pedestrian zone. Visit a local beer garden in the picturesque English Gardens or take a day trip to one of the city’s dozens of world renowned museums.

In the evening an exquisite Farewell Dinner event will be put on for the group as we reflect on memories that will last a lifetime. A custom video, highlighting the best of your Bavaria & Beyond vacation, will premier at the start of this special evening. Embrace the terrific friendships which were made, while reminiscing on your time in Bavaria & Beyond!

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Departure Day
Jul
19
6:30 AM06:30

Departure Day

Enjoy a continental breakfast before saying ‘Auf Wiedersehen’ to friends made on the Budapest to Munich Passion Play Tour. Our private airport shuttle will depart punctually at 6:00 am for the Munich International Airport.

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