Your Tour Itinerary - Germany and Austria Highlights

Day 1 Berlin - Brandenburg an der Havel - Magdeburg - Wernigerode

Departing Berlin, we begin the tour in Brandenburg where we visit the famous Gothic Cathedral before continuing to Magdeburg. (D)

Day 2 Wernigerode - Kyffhauser - Erfurt - Coburg

We drive to the Kyffhauser emorial this morning for a magnificent view before continuing to the medieval town of Erfurt. In the evening, enjoy the night in beautiful Coburg. (B)

Day 3 Coburg - Wurzburg - Rothenburg

After spending the morning in Veste Coburg, we proceed to Wurzburg where we visit the famous Residence Palace at the Staatlicher Hofkeller. (B)

Day 4 Rothenburg - Dinkelsbühl - Augsburg

Time to admire picture-perfect castles and medieval towns before stopping in Dinkelsbuhl featuring buildings that survived both world wars. (B)

Day 5 Augsburg - Munich - Fussen

Begin the day with a walking tour of Munich visiting at a local ecological farm where we taste local ecological products such as cheese, ham, and salami. The afternoon brings a scenic drive to Fussen where the evening is yours to explore. (B)

Day 6 Fussen - Neuschwanstein - Fussen

We spend today in the dream-like retreat of Neuschwanstein Castle, designed for King Ludwig II in 1886. (B)

Day 7 Fussen - Wies - Oberammergau - Ettal -Innsbruck - Hall

Travelling to Wies, visit the famous Rococo pilgrimage church before departing for Oberammergau, a stunning Bavarian village with fairytale- like painted houses. After lunch, we visit the impressive Ettal monastery before arriving in Innsbruck for a free afternoon. In the evening, we transfer to Hall and end the day with a delicious dinner. (B,D)

Day 8 Hall - Krimml - Salzburg

A glorious view awaits at the Krimml Waterfalls this morning before we make the heart-stealing journey along the Gerlos Alpine Road towards Salzburg. (B)

Day 9 Salzburg

After a morning tour of the city, the day is yours to enjoy Salzburg – a thrill for music lovers as we glimpse inside Mozart’s birthplace, the imposing Hohensalzburg Castle sitting high above the city. (B)

Day 10 Salzburg - Hallein - Wolfgangsee - Hallstatt - Sankt Gallen

Visit Hallein’s old salt mines this morning before visiting two of Austria’s most stunning lakes – Wolfgangsee and Hallstatter See, along with the picturesque village of Hallstatt. In the afternoon, travel to Sankt Gallen and enjoy dinner in a real castle. (B,D)

Day 11 Sankt Gallen - Bad Ischl - Sankt Gallen

We spend today at Bad Ischl where the architecture is influenced by the Wilhelminian period, making the most of free time to explore the Emperor’s mansion, old churches and historic fountains. (B,D)

Day 12 Sankt Gallen - Melk - Durnstein

Take a guided tour of Melk Abbey this morning before arriving in Spitz where we’ll enjoy a tasting of local wines. (B,D)

Day 13 Durnstein - Vienna

Our first stop in Vienna will be a tour of the impressive baroque Schonbrunn Palace. Before we end, be sure to sample the Viennese apple strudel – the perfect way to end this tour. (B)

Departure Dates & Prices 2018 Germany and Austria Highlights - Tour code GRV

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Back-Roads Touring
Germany and Austria Highlights

13 days / 12 nights - 5% discount

Prices from only £2850

Take the road less travelled along the German Alpine Road, enjoy wine tasting in Wachau, Neuschwanstein Castle, Hallein Salt Mine, Melk Abbey, Schönbrunn Palace, Veste Coburg and Krimml Waterfalls.

To book this wonderful Germany and Austria Highlights tour with Back-Roads Touring call them direct on 0208 9870 990 and quote the Travel 55 code T55BR to receive the 5% discount. 

You can claim a 5% discount on all Back-Roads tours. To book, call them direct on 0208 9870 990 and quote ref: T55BR to receive the Travel 55 discount price 

The Back-Roads Difference

  • Visit a traditional ecological farm in Munich and taste local products

  • Take the road less travelled along the German Alpine Road

  • Raise a glass and enjoy a wine and local produce tasting in Wachau

Tour Inclusions

  • 12 nights in boutique accommodation
  • Experienced Back-Roads Driver & Tour Leader
  • Premium mini-coach transportation
  • Daily European-style breakfast (B), 5 evening meals (D)
  • Wine tasting
  • Apple strudel demonstration
  • Entrance included to: Würzburg Residence, Augsburg Town Hall, Neuschwanstein Castle, Hallein Salt Mine, Melk Abbey, Schönbrunn Palace, Veste Coburg and Krimml Waterfalls

Small groups up to 18

With tour sizes of up to 18 guests, our tour leaders can ensure a more personalised experience. Smaller group sizes also mean we can guarantee our tours will run once we have just four guests booked.

Why Back-Roads Touring


On the vast majority of tours we travel by Mercedes or Mercedes Vito mini-coaches, equipped with comfortable seats, air-conditioning and large windows for enjoying the view. With the flexibility to go anywhere a car can, we take the smaller roads through beautiful scenery and get right to the heart of tiny villages and buzzing cities.
Along the way, your Tour Leader can offer intriguing insights about the views we see over the onboard PA system. And, with long drives kept to a minimum, you’ll have plenty of time to stretch your legs and explore sites for yourself.

Scenic back roads not motorways

Winding country lanes. Coastal beauty spots. Breathtaking mountain passes. With luxury mini-coaches that take us along scenic roads beyond the reach of large vehicles, the journey is as much a part of the adventure as the destination.

Authentic Local Experiences

Truly getting to know a destination means stepping off the typical tourist trail. From hidden-gem attractions to local favourites, we take time to seek out genuine experiences that take you to the heart of each spectacular region.

Culinary Discoveries

One of the most enjoyable ways to experience a different culture is to sample the cuisine. From visits to local producers to food and wine tastings and even cooking lessons, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to discover new flavours.

Boutique Hotels

Whether it’s a classic country inn or an elegant chateau, each day’s journey ends in a hotel with plenty of character. We opt for accommodation that reflects the personality of the local area, and fits right in with its surroundings.

Leisurely Paced Travel

Forget sunrise starts and long days hopping on and off the bus. We rarely leave before 8.30am and give each stop the attention it deserves – keeping long drives to a minimum. And giving you plenty of time to explore at your own pace.


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