Castles and Mozart, Day 1: Pick Up Your New BMW in Munich
Upon arrival, you will be met and escorted to a private chauffeured sedan for a drive to either the European Delivery Center or the Bayerischer Hof, a magnificent family-owned hotel for more than four generations. Recently rated one of the best places to stay in the world by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler, the Bayerischer Hof provides the perfect launching pad for a driving tour of Bavaria and beyond. Indulge in a special dinner at Palais-Keller, a Bavarian brasserie with a wide selection of local specialties.
The next morning, sink into the driver's seat, and begin the driving tour of a lifetime.
Castles and Mozart, Days 2: Munich, Germany
Depart Munich en route to Salzburg in your new BMW. Along the way, don't miss the magical old market town of Berchtesgaden where you'll enjoy magnificent mountain views as well as a train trip deep into a centuries-old salt mine. Back on the motorway, take off for Salzburg where you'll spend a luxurious evening at the five-star Hotel Goldener Hirsch, an intimate 69-room hotel with the personality of a private home. Stroll through the heart of old Salzburg, the "Rome of the North," where you'll discover the High Baroque charm of its domes, bell towers, narrow streets and squares. This evening, dine at the exclusive Restaurant Goldener Hirsch, featuring Austrian and international specialties, or choose the cozy atmosphere of the Herzl tavern.
Castles and Mozart, Day 3 and 4: Salzburg, Austria and Prague, Czech Republic
This morning drive northeast to Linz and then north into the Czech Republic for a tour of Prague. Explore this beautiful 1,000 year-old city, complete with untouched architectural treasures including countless cathedrals, basilicas and historic squares. Discover the hilltop Hradcany Castle and Mala Strana (Little Quarter) below, teeming with winding streets, impressive palaces, little taverns and Baroque gardens. Spend a second day in this ancient city exploring an array of palaces including Karlstein Castle, the stronghold built by Charles IV as a repository for his crown jewels and holy relics. You'll enjoy two elegant evenings at the Four Seasons Hotel, set in the historic, cultural and economic heart of the city, and dine at Allegro Restaurant, which features the flavors of Italy in simple yet refined cuisine.
Castles and Mozart, Day 5: Vienna, Austria
Depart Prague early in the morning and arrive in Vienna in time for lunch. You won't want to miss The Hofburg (Court Palace), built in the 13th century; the gothic St. Stephen's Cathedral; and the 17th-century Capuchin Monastery containing imperial vaults. Visit the Spanish Riding School and watch the world-famous white Lippizaner horses train. Top off your driving tour with an evening at the Hotel Imperial, rated the "best hotel in the world" by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler. Richly appointed guest rooms, exceptional service and the outstanding Restaurant Imperial make the top-rated Hotel Imperial an unparalleled luxury experience.