Depart the U.S.
The particulars of your arrival overseas are detailed with your flight
itinerary and airline tickets.
Day 2 - Arrive in Munich/Begin your Trip Extension
Upon arrival in Munich you will be met and transferred to
the hotel. Our transfer company is Taxi
Munich Online tel: +49 173 38 250 38 from outside of Germany or 0173 38
250 38 from within Germany.
If you arrive early, your hotel room may not be available
until 2:00 p.m. You may store your luggage with the reception desk.
After settling in, enjoy the remainder of the morning and
early afternoon at leisure. Perhaps you'll walk to the nearby Nymphenburg
Palace and Gardens. VBT provides you with City Information in your Final Travel
Booklet that includes recommendations on what to see and do in Munich.
At 3:00 p.m., our local guide will meet you in the hotel and
take you on a 3-hour walking tour. You will be shown how to buy tram tickets for
our ride into Munich's center. Then, enjoy a walk through the historic streets
thronged with street musicians and artists and past magnificent buildings. The
guide will point out places for you to have dinner and return to during your
next two days.
Day 3 - Independent exploration of Munich
At 11 a.m. and noon, the Marienplatz fills with onlookers as
the carillon in the Rathaus tower clangs into action. Close by, the Peterskirche,
the oldest church in Munich,
is notable for its grisly relics of St. Munditia, patron saint of single women,
and for the view from its tower (up several hundred steps but worth the climb on
a clear day!). The Munchener Stadtmuseum is an excellent local history museum
which includes a photo and film exhibit and a puppet display. North of
Marienplatz is the posh end of the city center. And from the fashionable
Maximilianstrasse, the little Kosttor road leads straight to the Hofbrauhaus, Munich's largest and most
famous drinking hall.
The English Garden is Munich's
largest natural area. Located north of the city, its vistas draw thousands of
visitors for walks and picnics. Swimming in the rivers that run through the
area is also an option. The garden houses several popular beer gardens that
provide a lovely rest stop after a day of exploring.
Day 4 - Independent exploration of Munich
Today you may visit the interesting BMW Automotive
Museum, which displays
the history of the company in relation to the development of the modern
automobile. Exhibits, videos, slide collections, and films are highlights of
the museum. Nearby, visit the neighboring Olympic Park, the site of the 1972
Olympic Games. Walk through the lovely park, visit the modern and mesmerizing
stadium, and see great views from the Olympic Tower.
Or you may wish to venture out of Munich. The Dachau Concentration Camp and
memorial site is on the northern edge of Munich
and was the home of Germany's
first concentration camp. Today, Dachau Memorial Site is a place of memory and
pilgrimage and makes for an educational and sobering day trip.
For a longer excursion, join a full-day coach trip to Berchtesgaden, Hitler's
mountain retreat and the southern headquarters of the Nazi party. The
dictator's Eagle's Nest is a mountaintop lodge built by the Nazis. At 6,148
feet atop Mt Kehlstein, the lodge has some of Germany's most amazing views of
the Alps mountain range – despite its history.
Or visit the enchanting old-world town of Fussen,
in the foothills of the Alps and surrounded by
one of the most breathtaking natural settings in the world. You'll see the
ethereal Neuschwanstein Castle, the nearby lake, and a postcard-perfect
aerial view of the equally beautiful Hohenschwangau
Castle and the waterfall
You can reserve all these tours through your hotel in Munich.
Day 5 - Transfer to Luxembourg
This morning, transfer from your Munich hotel to the airport
for your flight to Luxembourg City.
Note: For guests with early-morning departures, breakfast at
the hotel may not be available. Please check with the Front Desk to verify the
times that breakfast is served.
Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the Hotel Le Royal
Luxembourg, where you will have time to explore and have lunch on your own. VBT
provides you with City Information in your Final Travel Booklet that includes
recommendations on what to see and do in Luxembourg City. Your hotel room may
not be available until 2:00 p.m., but you may store your luggage with the
Reception Desk. The rest of the day is free for you to explore this wonderful
VBT Air Package guests arrive throughout the day.
Day 6 - Explore Luxembourg City
After breakfast, continue your
exploration of the city. Your local guide will meet you at 10:00 a.m. in the
hotel lobby for a two-hour walking orientation tour, during which you can get
some inside tips.
overlooks the Petrusse and Alzette valleys and sits high on a rocky
outcropping. It offers a combination of cobblestone-arched narrow streets and
small elegant palaces such as the Palais Grand-Ducal and the Chambre des
Deputes. The beautiful Chemin de la Corniche is said to be Europe's
most beautiful terrace, with a pleasant promenade that passes restored ancient
homes. The Casemates du Bock, a defensive labyrinth excavated in 1745 in the
rocks beneath the city, is partly open to visitors. Other remarkable places
include the Place de la Constitution and the cozy Place du Marche, still used
for weekly flower and vegetable markets.
Tonight, dine on your own. The city boasts more Michelin
stars per square mile than any other and has a lively atmosphere in its many
cafés, pubs and pizzerias.