Berchtesgaden Tour with VW Beetle

This trip will take you into some of the most beautiful areas of the Alps: clear mountain streams, green lakes, steep cliffs, romantic gorges, colourful fields, green fir trees and the very best winding mountain passes. The Wellness oasis at your hotel allows you to look out over the rooftops of Berchtesgaden and just relax.

Bavaria Weekday departures From $599 pp share twin/double

Your Car – the VW Beetle
There are some automobiles that are destined to be classics. It might be because of their design, maybe their racing success, or because their engineering was before its time. Very rarely will history play a trick, and let an automobile, already mature in its construction, become more attractive, and win over people until it is no longer possible to imagine life without it.
The Volkswagen Type 1, better known as the VW Beetle, is one of these rare examples. Not the icon for high earners, it was a symbol for a country looking into the future but falling back on earlier virtues such as German workmanship and engineering.

VW Beetle has always evoked fun, laughter, friends and family and is iconic in it’s own way in New Zealand. Now enjoy it through parts of Europe, through quiet country roads, sleepy villages or visiting majestic castles.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1:
Berchtesgaden and Königssee

The Berchtesgaden National Park is extremely picturesque. The route here will take you past sights such as Schliersee, Bayrischzell and Traunstein. Not only does the Berchtesgaden area offer impressive natural beauty, you will also be spoilt for choice when it comes to things to see. Should you take a trip through time at the historical salt mine or enjoy a challenging hike to Saint Bartholomew’s Monastery at the Königsee or visit the Nazi Documentation Centre and the Eagle’s Nest? The salt mine in Berchtesgaden is well worth a visit because it is home to some amazing lighting installations and visitors can explore the mine on a mine train, gliding along wooden tracks, travel on a mine boat or walk through the mine on foot. Not only is Königsee a frequent backdrop for popular music videos, but also a uniquely unspoilt natural spectacle.

Day 2:
“ The Steinerne Meer”

After checking out of your hotel, your drive for the day begins with the notorious Rossfeldpanoramastrasse. Planned and constructed by the Third Reich and a notorious route for motorsport fans, this private toll road leads up the Obersalzberg and continues to the foot of the Ahornbüchsenkopf. Rossfeldstrasse, at more than 1500 m elevation, is the highest ring road in Germany, and from the summit you can enjoy spectacular views of the Dachstein mountain range, the Watzmann and into the Salzkammergut. The tour route continues to Austria. You will then drive on via Hallein and Bischofshofen to the next scenic highlights: Hochkönig and the “Steinerne Meer”. The winding roads of the Hochkönigstrasse are great fun to drive and the impressive Hochkönig provides the perfect Alpine backdrop for your Volkswagen Beetle Convertible tour. Further west, you will reach Saalfelden and travel along the Lofer road and past the Walchensee at Nussdorf am Inn and then back on to Bavaria. The road is named after the “Tatzlwurm”, a mythical creature, winding in narrow bends from the Inn Valley and up until just outside Bayrischzell. Your journey will then take you back to Munich via Schliersee.

 

 

Includes
* Nostalgic VW Beetle 1303 Convertible for you to drive, including fully comprehensive insurance (an excess of EUR500 applies)
* 1 night accommodation at Hotel Edelweiss in Berchtesgaden, including breakfast
* 1 dinner
* Welcome gift

Travel dates
Weekday departures
Weekend departures (Friday, Saturday or Sunday) also available – refer pricing below

Book by
30th December 2021 unless sold prior.

Price
From $599 pp share twin/double
Weekend departures also available for an additional $100 pp

Terms & Conditions
Prices shown unless otherwise stated are in NZ$, and are subject to currency fluctuations and are for payment by cash, Eftpos, direct deposit or cleared cheque only.  Credit Card payments are also accepted but will incur a small surcharge, please enquire.   Price includes Nostalgic Driving Experience Tour and Inclusions as shown. Drivers must be 25 years or older, and held a full NZ driving licence for a minimum of 5 years. Car Insurance carries a EUR500 excess. Gratuities for your tour leader(s), are not included and are at your discretion. Must book by 31 December 2021 unless sold out prior, with a 20% Tour deposit due immediately upon booking confirmation. Additional payments are required for any additional arrangements made, please discuss with us. Any amendments to tour dates will incur a minimum fee of EUR50.00. Cancellation fees for tour start at 125 days prior to commencement of tour date, full details available upon request. Prices correct as at 15 July 2021 and are subject to change or withdrawal without notice. In the event of Covid-19 impacting this package to any extent, please contact Sport Escapes. Other conditions may apply. NDE.