German & Austrian Alps Easygoing Walking Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

From $5,999 - $6,099 /person

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 1-2

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

German & Austrian Alps Easygoing Walking Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 1-2

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2025: May-Sep

From $5,999 - $6,099 /person

Dolce Tempo Journey amid Sound of Music Landscapes

In this land once coveted by emperors and serenaded by von Trapps, history has left many marks. So it’s remarkable how eternal it all seems. Elegant hotels with proud traditions. An alpine farm passed across generations. The lazy waters of a mountain lake, inviting you to float beneath a cloud-studded sky. Despite all their history, the Alps put a spotlight on the here and now. 

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Highlights

  • Revel in mountaintop meadows and see-forever views amid landscapes where Julie Andrews warbled that “the hills are alive”
  • Experience the spectacular hospitality of a castle-hotel and a chic modern retreat, complete with sprawling spas and Michelin stars
  • Stroll along lakeside esplanades and through the colorful lanes of baroque villages  
  • Enter the culturally rich world of our local Backroads friends, who join us on hikes and invite us into their distilleries, farms and more 
Germany and Austria Easygoing Walking and Hiking Tour

Austria & Germany

Start/End Salzburg

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Days 1-2

Description

Behold mountain vistas where scenes from The Sound of Music were filmed • Cable cars whisk us to high alpine meadows at the top of the world • Behold the breathtaking fjord-like lakes of Traunsee and Fuschlsee from high above, only to later take the plunge in their inviting blue waters • A taste of homemade apfelstrudel (apple strudel) hits the spot trailside at a cozy alpine hut • Rest your head at a medieval castle-turned-hotel set on a peninsula surrounded by turquoise waters • Schuhplattler dancers treat us to a lively performance of local music • Dip into hearty alpine specialties at a country restaurant tucked into a cottage in the woods. 
 

Accommodations

Nights 1-2

Rosewood Schloss Fuschl
Fuschl
Premiere Hotel

Set on a wooded promontory on Lake Fuschl, this castle was built as the country residence of the archbishops of Salzburg in 1450—and remains consistently luxurious. (pool, spa) 

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 3-6

Description

Check out the storybook lakeside villages of St. Wolfgang and St. Gilgen • Walk along the panoramic hilltop that borders Germany and Austria • Cowbells softly clang in nearby pastures as you sample local artisanal cheeses at a mountain farmhouse • Wander at twilight through the peaceful cobbled lanes of 900-year-old Berchtesgaden • Pay your respects to the somber history of the region at the Obersalzberg Documentation Centre • Hop a scenic boat ride across the long narrow expanse of cliff-wrapped Königsee • Stroll beneath the highest waterfall in Germany and ascend via a mix of trails and cable cars to soaring Jenner Peak • Toast to our Austrian and German adventures in a guided tasting of wines from both sides of the border. 

Accommodations

Nights 3-5

Kempinski Hotel Berchtesgaden
Berchtesgaden
Premiere Hotel

Nestled in the Bavarian Alps, an ultramodern property with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. (pool, spa)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

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Hotels

World-Class Hotels

Our hand-selected Premiere hotels offer exceptional hospitality and experiences as special as the regions we explore.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Nights 1-2

Rosewood Schloss Fuschl
Fuschl

Premiere Hotel

Set on a wooded promontory on Lake Fuschl, this castle was built as the country residence of the archbishops of Salzburg in 1450—and remains consistently luxurious. (pool, spa) 

Nights 3-5

Kempinski Hotel Berchtesgaden
Berchtesgaden

Premiere Hotel

Nestled in the Bavarian Alps, an ultramodern property with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. (pool, spa)

From $5,999 - $6,099 /person

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