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Join Andy for a 6-day twin-centre break to a totally gorgeous part of the world, the Bavarian Alps, plus a city visit to Salzburg.

ABOUT We drive to Stanstead from Cardiff (or meet at the airport) and fly to Salzburg and then travel on from that city to Berchestgaden, a small town situated in a valley and excellent walking country. Well stay at a guesthouse and have a few day-long walks and spa visits before heading to Salzburg for a couple of nights exploring that remarkable city of Mozart. Andy knows this area well and has honed this tour to include the best the area has to offer. There is much history in the area and all services are well maintained and generally open at this time of the year. The spas are second to none. Salzburg’s newly refurbished rooftop pool and spa puts Bath Spa to shame! Watzmann Spa is just amazing…

WALKS Walks and excursions will include Konigsee and a remarkable boat trip on that lake, we'll walk through pine forest to see how close (depends on the snow) we can get to Obersalzburg, much beloved of Hitler, a city tour circumnavigating the old town of Salzburg and Sound Of Music countryside that is truly second to none.

SPAS Germans do spas second to none! This tour includes two spa trips, to Watzmann  in Berchtesgaden and to Salzburgs municipal. There is a free day planned in whilst in Berchtesgaden and Andy will likely head over to Rupertus Therme for a good part of the day and you can do your own thing (walking, mine tour, chilling) or join him for another spa session. Please note German and Austrian Spas are 100% naturist, there will be nude people and you will be required to be nude if you visit the spa. 

WINTER Germans do Christmas and the whole winter period either side of Christmas and New Year second to none! Evenings we can cater or eat out and there will be much to choose from, the outside spaces of most cities and towns in Germany and Austria becoming a magical wonderland of markets and Gluhwein stalls. Christmas shopping under the influence is very common in this part of the world...

IMPORTANT This is a budget tour and is fully inclusive of good accommodation, public transport, two spa visits and the Konigsee boat and a cable car ride. See the itinerary for a general plan but note that this might change due to issues beyond our control and the prevailing weather. Flights and food (apart from breakfasts in Berchtesgaden) are not included. Please read the includes and excludes tabs and view our Terms and Conditions page.

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Day 1


Travel from Cardiff to Stanstead (included, in Andy's car) and fly to Salzburg then train to Berchtesgaden and at the accommodation

Day 2


A walk out to Konigsee and a boat trip to the gorgeous St Bartholemew's Church and a walk at this far end of the lake then back by bus (maybe walk) to Bertchesgaden for a visit to Watzmann Spa

Day 3


A walk through Berchtesgaden and then a period cable car ride up the mountain towards 'The Eagles Nest'. Here we will walk through the silent forests and simply see how far we can get to the famous Nazi headquarters before heading down, having chips and sausage on a terrace overlooking the town, on the way back down. Christmas markets and wandering around town at night is a must do :)

Day 4

Free Day

It's a free day but there is so much to do... You choose! Walk, cable car up a mountain, ski, salt mine train tour, or, Rupertus Therme which is likely where Andy will be :) Late Afternoon we will head into Salzburg for new accommodation and the Christmas Markets, perhaps a meal in a traditional Austrian restaraunt.

Day 5

To Salzburg

A guided walk around the city of Salzburg taking in the exterior of the castle and the woodland and cliffs on the other side (Salzburg straddles a river), some bridges and river crossings and of course the old town where Mozart made his mark on the world of, at the time, popular music... The second (perhaps third) spa visit of the trip is this evening. Relax in the rooftop salt pool overlooking the baroque rooftops of the old town of Salzburg...

Day 6

Salzburg and Home

A free half day in Salzburg before, in the afternoon, heading off to the airport and the flight to Stanstead and then the drive to Cardiff, arriving back in Wales' capital for about 9pm.

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Breakfasts in Berchtesgaden

Watzmann Spa

Salzburg Spa

Konigsee Boat Trip

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  • Pricing Name
    Group (Min-Max)
  • Pricing Name Adult
    Start Friday May 27, 2022
    End Friday May 27, 2022
    1 - 5 Pax
    Available Seats: 5

    Adult ( 1 - 5 Pax )

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