Hit the Backroads – Salzburg to Munich


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

Top 10 reasons why…

As connoisseurs of both, we’ve compiled the top ten reasons why Wine and Travel are perfect gifts.

Have wine; will travel!
Have wine; will travel!

#1.  Gifting a great bottle of wine tells that special someone that you want to spend an hour or two with them; gifting an incredible trip tells that same person you want to spend days or weeks away alone.

#2.  Wine lasts forever getting better with age; shared travel memories last a lifetime, becoming more precious with time.

#3.  Italy, France, South Africa, New Zealand….all make outstanding wines.  Not surprisingly, they also make incredible travel destinations!  Coincidence, we think not.

#4.  Uncorking a bottle of fine wine tells the brain that it’s time to slow down, take a deep breath and savour the goodness that life has to offer.  Opening a Niche Travel envelope tells the brain the same thing!  Doing these two things simultaneously is optimal.

#5.  Buying a bottle of wine for yourself is nice; receiving a surprise bottle from someone you love – one you’ve been eager to try – is wonderful.  Ditto for travel.

#6.  Nobody ever bemoans the money they spend on wine or travel.

#7.  Wine has a way of inspiring conversation, laughter, poetry and uninhibited creativity.  Travel has a way of inspiring great conversation, rolling laughter, dreamy poetry and uninhibited rest and relaxation.

#8.  A glass of wine per day has been proven to add years to your life.  Travel has been proven to add life to your years.

#9.  Given time to open up, rest and breathe – wine blooms for our enjoyment.   Travel uncorks us…

#10. When the wine has been consumed and the bottle is empty there remains a lingering taste in the mouth and warmth in the belly.  Similarly, the enjoyment of a great vacation is never restricted to the time away….upon return the fond memories leave lasting impressions of a life well lived.

If you are ready to make it happen, call the Experts at Niche Travel.  We know what you’re thirsty for.