We just got back from the "Munich, Salzburg & Vienna tour and the experience was wonderful. We were lucky because or tour guide was Matthias Gunger and he was just plain awesome! The Christmas Markets were fun to just walk around and enjoy seeing people sharing with their neighbors and relatives. As expected the group meals where excellent and the cooking class on making applestudel was a lot of fun.
Our group bonded very early and that made the activities even more enjoyable. Probably one of the highlights of the trip was visiting "King Ludwigs" castle, although we all enjoyed Halstatt so much that we wished we could have stayed another day..
This was our 7th Rick Steves tour and we are already planning our 8th for next summer.