MOUNTAIN DRIVING EXPERIENCE IN THE ALPS
BAVARIA & AUSTRIA ALPINE (DRIVING) HOLIDAY
This driving tour has it all — experience majestic alpine panoramas, hazy blue lakes, snowcapped mountains and green meadows — all lined up along fast sweeping country roads, stretches of the German Autobahn, famous castles, beautiful alpine scenery and high mountain passes.
Travel like a local along the most iconic scenic routes of Bavaria & Austria on this spectacular multi-day Alpine Driving Tour — including a visit to exciting Neuschwanstein Castle, bristling with turrets and pinnacles and built for the wildly eccentric King Ludwig II as a retreat.
The itinerary is flexible and starts with 3 nights | 2 tours. Always included is the famous Grossglockner High Alpine Road in Austria.
UP TO • 1070 KM • 4 DRIVES • 5 NIGHTS • GERMAN ALPINE ROAD • WWII DOCUMENTATION CENTER AT OBERSALZBERG • GROSSGLOCKNER PASS • NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE • SALZBURG • EAGLES NEST • GERLOS PANORAMA ROAD • KRIMML WATERFALLS
GERMANY 🇩🇪 AUSTRIA 🇦🇹 MAY — OCTOBER
🛬 Munich, Germany • Transfer • Meet & Greet • Overnight
DAY 2 — TOUR 1 — LEG 1 OF THE GERMAN ALPINE ROAD & HISTORY AT OBERSALZBERG — TO SALZBURG (OPTIONAL)
After finishing your morning coffee and storing your bags your driving adventure start with pushing the “GO” button on your pre-programmed navigation and leave Munich via a stretch of German Autobahn.
Soon you will divert onto one of Germany's oldest holiday routes — the very scenic German Alpine Road running parallel to the Austrian border. Stop at the "Eagles Nest" (Kehlsteinhaus) — Hitler's former retreat and visit the WWII documentation center at Obersalzberg and educate yourself about the dark past of this beautiful region.
You will arrive just in time for a nice walk through the baroque Old Town of Salzburg. — Let us know should you prefer to stay an extra night at Salzburg in Austria, of which composer Mozart is the most famous son.
4* Hotel Pitter, Salzburg
DAY 3 — TOUR 2 — GROSSGLOCKNER HIGH ALPINE ROAD
Today you will drive from Salzburg into the Austrian Tyrol with its wonderful landscapes. Visit a castle along your scenic route and stop briefly for a number of fantastic view-points.
After lunch you will reach the majestic Grossglockner Alpine Road. — Spectacular 48 kilometres and 36 turns of high alpine road nestled in the most scenic alpine landscape.
On the other side of this fantastic mountain road lays the town of Lienz; where you will be based for the night. Not only known for its alpine chic; it is with more then 2000 sun hours per year Austria’s sunniest city.
4* Superior GrandHotel Lienz
DAY 4 — TOUR 3 — HOHE TAUERN NATIONAL PARK
Wake up to another exciting driving day trough the pristine alpine landscapes of Tyrol and choose between two options:
A — Drive the Grossglockner High Alpine Road again, in the opposite direction and get a different perspective of the alpine pass.
B — Drive the fast sweeping roads of the National Park “Hohe Tauern” and the most scenic stretch of the German Alpine Road.
Both tours will take past the spectacular 360 meters high Krimml Waterfalls, over the Gerlos Panorama Road. Overnight at the beaitiful town of Seefeld in the Austrian Tyrol.
4* Princess Bergfrieden, Seefeld
DAY 5 — TOUR 4 — LEG 2 OF THE GERMAN ALPINE ROAD & NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE (OPTIONAL)
In the morning choose between two alpine passes:
A — the Hahntennjoch Pass (June-October)
B — the Fern Pass (all year)
Towards the end of the pass you will soon cross the border into Bavaria in Germany and follow the second part of the German High Alpine Road dotted with palaces that Bavaria's last king left behind.
Visit two of his most iconic palaces including Neuschwanstein Castle. Even Disney's Cinderella castle was modelled after the romantic 19th-century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau.
Then your final stretch will take you once again onto the German Autobahn. After you re-filling the car close to the hotel we will meet you to collect the car from you.
4* Superior Hotel Platzl, Munich
DAY 6 — DEPARTURE FROM MUNICH