Messrs. Benton and Morris, I'm attending three concerts in Salzburg over Saturday and Sunday (and they already have my €520 for them). I arrive Thursday and need most of that day to travel from MUC to Salzburg and need Friday to "recover". So that means I only have Mon and Tue for this joyride, as I'm on Big Bird Wednesday for "The Longest Day".
I can't think of when I was last gone for more than ten days. Even though my Sister thinks nothing of going to Australia for six weeks (and staying with relatives), after ten days, I become of the "my house, my bills" mindset.
As August approaches, I just may decide that this joyride and staying at this "trendy new" hotel is "too much for a 79yo", and simply revert to my usual hotel
, where the General Manager, reception, and restaurant staff know me by name, for the six nights.
Finally Mr. Morris, while yes TA does have top tier reviews for Arte, they also have some rather adverse ones. All of the side trips you note I've done. The salt mine excursion I couldn't go on account age, also I was not to go on the Obersalzberg cable car, but nobody stopped me last year.