Bavarian Alps & Lake Chiemsee

Our suggested itinerary is based in the historic spa town of Bad Reichenhall and is ideally located for exploring a number of great attractions including the impressive Herrenchiemsee Palace, the Eagle’s Nest and stunning Salzburg.

Jack says...
“This grand, traditional hotel is located right in the centre of the picturesque spa town of Bad Reichenhall and serves as a perfect base to explore the Bavarian Alps and neighbouring Austria.”
Day 1 Arrival
We will arrive at our stunning hotel and enjoy a welcome drink as our bags are taken to our room.

Day 2 Chiemsee & Herrenchiemsee Palace 113km/70 mile round trip
After breakfast this morning we make our way to Prien, a picturesque town on the shores of Lake Chiemsee. Many of the houses are decorated in the traditional Bavarian style with elaborate frescoes. We take a 15 minute boat trip to Herreninsel, a small island on Lake Chiemsee, where we enjoy a guided tour of Herrenchiemsee Palace and Gardens. This extravagant palace was built on the instruction of King Ludwig of Bavaria and modelled on the Palace of Versailles. The twenty state rooms boast décor of exquisite quality, but the crowning glory has to be the huge hall of mirrors, and the 98m long banqueting hall must be the grandest in the world!

Day 3 Berchtesgaden & Eagle’s Nest 38km/24 mile round trip
This morning we travel to the mountain resort of Berchtesgaden. Originally, the town found its wealth in rich salt deposits nearby, but later became famous for being the location of Hitler’s “Eagle’s Nest” perched 6,000 ft on top of the mountain. Since 1952, the building has been open to the public as a mountain top restaurant with a spectacular view. After our thrilling visit here, we spend the afternoon at leisure exploring the narrow winding streets which are lined with the Alpine style pastel houses, restaurants, cafés and souvenir shops. The locals are proud to preserve their Bavarian traditions and regularly entertain visitors with music and dance.

Note: Due to its unusually high elevation, the Eagle’s Nest is accessed only by special mountain buses from Obersalzberg and is open from mid-May - October, dependent on weather conditions.

Day 4 Bad Reichenhall Driver’s Day Off
Today we have time to explore Bad Reichenhall which has been a spa town since the early 19th century. We can discover the picturesque pedestrianised old town; relax in the beautiful Kurgarten park or take the world’s oldest twin-cable gondola for a spectacular trip up to the top of the Predigtstuhl Mountain at 5,200ft high. Alternatively, we can take advantage of the hotel’s beautiful landscaped park and spa facilities.

Day 5 Salzburg 46km/27 mile round trip
We will spend today in one of Austria’s most famous cities, Salzburg. Known as the home of Mozart, this ancient city’s old town is dominated by baroque towers and monumental architecture. The old town is a maze of charming pedestrian alleyways with many famous and historic landmarks: Mozart’s Birthplace, the Hohensalzburg Fortress and the beautiful Mirabell Gardens to name just a few. To enable us to get our bearings we have a 2 hour guided walking tour after which we can explore the city at our leisure before returning to our hotel for dinner.

Day 6 Departure
After a last breakfast, we start our journey home.

Wyndham Grand Bad Reichenhall Axelmannstein

Bad Reichenhall, Bavaria
AAA+ Stunning Setting
This 4 star hotel boasts a large landscaped park with a lake and is located in the historic pedestrianised centre of Bad Reichenhall, the spa town where the Bavarian royal family once used to spend their holidays. Most of the 148 elegantly furnished bedrooms offer views of the Alps and each is equipped with TV, hairdryer, safe and a minibar. The restaurant, bar and terrace all offer fabulous views over the park and lake. There is a spa which has an indoor swimming pool with panoramic mountain views, a sauna, solarium and gym. • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Leisure facilities • Coach parking is off-site & free of charge

Wyndham Grand  Bad Reichenhall Axelmannstein

Bad Reichenhall, Bavaria
5 Nights Half Board
April – October 2018
(Selected Dates)
Twin from £393pp to £482pp
Single Supplement from £95

• Return short sea crossing
• Porterage
• Welcome glass of wine or beer on arrival
• 3 course menu with choice of 2 main
• Tea/coffee after dinner
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£393 for 6 days

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Features of this tour

  • Welcome glass of wine or beer on arrival