It really does take your breath away. Winding though sky scraping mountains, through dense forest and limitless natural beauty, suddenly this fairytale castle juts above the trees and drops your jaw. It is in such an impossible location both in its beauty and remoteness that you have to ask yourself how it ever came to be. Neuschwanstein Castle in Fussen Germany is one of the places that just beg to be visited, quietly asking you to feel it for yourself.
Built by ‘shy’ King Ludwig II to recluse from the public, this majestic limestone castle is now visited by 1.4 million visitors per year. It is a remnant of a way of life long gone; an opportunity to step back in time for a moment and experience history now.
“I could not be more satisfied with my first Backroads trip. This is excellence worth paying for.” Patricia Smith
Backroads has tailored an incredible 6 day journey from Salzburg to Munich through the Kaiser mountains. See the stunning hills that inspired Maria to sing in the Sound of Music, boat across Germany’s deepest and cleanest lake and feel the spray of the country’s highest waterfall. Walk quietly along the rocky ridge that borders Germany and Austria and take Gondolas straight from the valley floor to the upper reaches of the Tyrolean Alps where the air you breathe redefines crispness. Savor a Michelin-starred German meal then explore the incredible grounds of Neuschwanstein Castle. It will all feel like a dream capped perfectly with a visit to the festive biergartens in Munich.
Full trip details here: Backroads Salzburg to Munich
If this calls to you then call us and start dreaming. It’s common for our guests to book up to a year before departure so there’s plenty of time to read up and get ready for a vacation of a lifetime!
6 days / 5 nights. Sunday to Friday, June to September. Starting at US $4,998 per person *double occupancy. All breakfasts, 6 lunches and 4 dinners included.
To book or discuss, call Niche Travel Group at (902)407-4567 or email Faith@nichetravelgroup.ca Niche Travel Group
When I close my eyes I can feel the gentle breeze coming off the Mediterranean and hear the waves crashing against the rugged shoreline. As I walk along the trail, between luscious vineyards, I can feel the ancient earth crush beneath my boots. It’s a moment of pure beauty and peace and I take a moment to reflect upon the decisions that led me here. Travel is a choice. It is a gift you give to yourself and those you love. It is a way to steal time and create incredible memories and is part of a life well lived.
As a young backpacker I made my way to the Cinque Terre and fell deeply in love with this piece of Italy. It is one of the places I have always recommended to anyone heading to Europe in search of something unique. It is a place I will return to and when I do it will be with Backroads. I’ve done a lot of research and spoken with many people who have traveled and worked with Backroads and everyone raves about the experience.
“We’ve traveled with several other companies and Backroads has found the ideal combination: great place, options for how active you want to be, culinary experiences, local culture and outstanding guides” – Jerry Schwartz
Backroads has a beautiful trip through the stunning villages of the Cinque Terre and into the rolling hills of Tuscany.
- Explore two distinct regions of Italy in one amazing trip
- Hike through the dramatic landscape to Protovenere, taking in sweeping vistas of the Golfo della Spezia
- Pass elegant villas en route to pretty Portofino, playground of the rich and famous
- Stroll through quintessential Tuscan villages, vineyards and cypress-flanked lanes
- Sip regional wines at fun and informative tastings
- Spend 2 nights at the Villa Le Barone in Chianti which has been owned by the same family since the 1500s.
Backroads Cinque Terre & Tuscany
Starting at US$3,498 per person (tax included) *dbl occupancy.
6 days/ 5 nights. Sunday – Friday, April – October.
If you are interested in learning more about this exciting trip please call Niche Travel Group at (902) 407-4567.
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