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My Way Alpine Europe - before?

Hello Everyone! I am scheduled on the My Way Alpine Europe in 12 days tour in September. I plan to go early - maybe 7-10 days or so before meeting the tour in Salzburg. Just wondering what you recommend that would fit nicely with this tour. Some considerations: Maybe fly into Vienna, visit Lake Hallstatt before Salzburg? Fly into Berlin and visit Berlin and Dresden before Salzburg? Munich? I'm open to any suggestions. Thank you!

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I would fly into Vienna and spend 3 days there and see the summer and winter palaces, Demels Chocolate shop, just enjoy the city center and main church. Then I would take the train to Halstatt and stay 2 full days, visit the salt mine and cruise the lake. Then take the train to Salzburg and start the tour. Your going to have a wonderful time, especially in the Dolomites and in Switzerland!

Posted by
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I would fly to Berlin, so much history, WWII and Communist era. Fascinating to see it’s rebirth.

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Thank you both for your suggestions. I appreciate you taking the time to help me plan my trip!

Posted by
14908 posts

With 10 days, you could spend 4-5 in Budapest, 3-4 in Vienna, and 1-2 in Salzburg. There is much more to see in Salzburg than one full day there permits.

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I did Eagles Nest and over-night Ed in Hallstatt and wish i had spent more time in the latter and surrounding villages just south of Salzburg, great area.

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We flew into Prague and spent several nights. Hallstatt is beautiful, and I recommend at least one extra night in Salzburg

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Thank you all for your replies!

If you did the My Way Alpine Europe trip, would you recommend the trip to Gimmelwald while in the Lauterbrunnen Valley for 3 nights? I don't want to rush things too much.... thank you!