Highlights Of Austria - 7 Days

Highlights Of Austria - 7 Days

Innsbruck + Salzburg + Vienna

Day 1 : Arrive Vienna - Innsbruck

Welcome to the capital of Austria, to Vienna this morning. Upon arrival make your way to the train station to catch your train to the picturesque cultural city in the Alps - the city of Innsbruck. Upon arrival make your way to the hotel and check in. The rest of the day is free for you to relax and enjoy the environs of the city. The visit to the famous Golden Roof in the centre is a definite must and what is even better is the castle next to it which houses artifacts dating back centuries one cannot even imagine! Overnight in Innsbruck.

Day 2 : Innsbruck

Wake up to breakfast this morning and make your way to the bus depot from where we recommend you take the Swarovski shuttle bus to Wattens to the famous green giant - the Swarovski Crystal World. Enter the fascinating crystal world and spend half the day here exploring the area. (Till 6th October only)

We also recommend you to experience breathtaking views when you take Nordkette funicular (Nordkettenbahnen) up to Seegrube station. You can spend time at Alpenlounge - chill out zone and restaurant.

If not the Funicular we recommend you to experience and enjoy a wonderful view of the landscape on this cable car journey as you are taken from Innsbruck to Seegrube and back. Take the convenient cable car from Innsbruck to Seegrube. The journey starts 560 m above sea level directly near the old town of Innsbruck. The cable car with its extraordinary stations sets international benchmarks in modern architecture. With increasing height your thoughts of the busy city life will be removed by the silence and beauty of the nature. In the period between end of December until beginning of April you will have the opportunity to visit the Igloo ice bar called CLOUD9 when you reach Station Seegrube - without extra costs! as the entrance to the bar is included in your cable car ticket. Do not miss this opportunity!

Later in the evening we recommend you enjoy a typical 3 course Tyrolean Dinner in a typical restaurant that dot the city else you could visit the casino and try your luck there else enjoy a typical Tyrolean evening filled with authentic music and dance of the area. Overnight in Innsbruck.

Day 3 : Innsbruck - Salzburg

Wake up to breakfast this morning following which its time for you to make your way to the train station and catch the train to Salzburg. (Train journey: 1 hour 50 mins) The city of Mozart ! On arrival make your way to the hotel and settle in. Later around 1400 hrs its time for a Mozart city tour which also takes you to the Castle Hellbrunn and the Fortress Hohensalzburg. The tour lasts around 1.5 hrs. The tour begins by the Palace of Mirabell then passes the University of Music one of the worlds most prestigious music academies. You will arrive in Markart Square its then time to cross over the Salzach (Salt) river which was once a major transport route you will have a wonderful view of this magical city. Following the river along part of the old fortifications you will pass the Law Courts on the way to the Hellbrunn Palace where you will have a short photo stop. On the way back to the city centre you will pass the Palace of Frohnburg and the Nonnberg Abbey, situated beneath the impressive Hohensalzburg Fortress, before entering the heart of the city through the Siegmunds Gate. The tour finishes in Mozart Square where you will see the famous Mozart statue, Cathedral, Old Residence of the Archbishops and the Fortress Hohensalzburg. A great way to get to know this lovely city. Overnight in Salzburg.

Day 4 : Salzburg

A visit to Salzburg is definitely incomplete without the famous Sound of Music Tour and this is exactly what is store for you today. This 4 hrs long tour takes you through all the important sights and sounds you have experienced whilst watching the movie and is a definite must do. The English-speaking guide not only shows you the highlights of the film Sound of Music but also the historical and architectural landmarks in the city, as well as a part of the picturesque lake district. Relax and listen to the soundtrack or sing along to the famous songs and lyrics.

You will stop in Mondsee for approximately one hour where you will have free time to explore Mondsee Cathedral and the setting of the famous film wedding! You can also explore this beautiful Austrian town at leisure and we recommend stopping by Mrs Browns cafe to taste the best crisp apple strudel in Mondsee. The rest of the evening is free for you.

Overnight in Salzburg.

Day 5 : Salzburg - Vienna

Further to breakfast this morning, its time to head to the train station and board the train taking you to Vienna. Time taken: 2 hours 45 mins. Upon arrival make your way to the hotel and check in. Relax and enjoy the evening in Vienna walking around the Mariahilferstrasse with its vibrant shops or spend time at any of the Viennese cafes sipping the famous coffee and treat yourself to the typical Sacher tortes. Overnight in Vienna.

Day 6 : Vienna

Post breakfast this morning its time to take a city tour visiting the famous Schonbrunn Palace and gardens. Visit the chambers and admire the awe inspiring architecture. Later in the afternoon Enjoy an historical Vienna City Tour - plus a leisurely boat trip on the Danube.

Youll see the Prater, the Danube Tower, the United Nations building, as well as famous buildings by FriedensreichHundertwasser such as the Kunsthaus...and we get out for a closer look at his most well-known building - the Hundertwasserhaus. From the hills of the Vienna Woods, you can enjoy a magnificent view of the city over vineyards. On the way back to the city center, we pass through the romantic wine growing village of Grinzing. Overnight in Vienna.

Day 7 : Depart Vienna

Your holiday comes to an end today as you head to the airport for your flight back home.

Inclusions

• 2 Nights accommodation in Innsbruck.
• 2 Nights accommodation in Vienna.
• 2 Nights accommodation in Salzburg.
• Daily breakfast.
• Shuttle return ticket and admission to Swarovski Crystal World in Innsbruck*.
• Mozart City Tour incl Castle Hellbrunn & Fortress Hohensalzburg in Salzburg.
• The Most Unique Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg.
• Historical city tour with Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna.
• Panoramic City Tour with Boat Ride on Danube Valley in Vienna.
• Rail: Vienna - Innsbruck - Salzburg - Vienna sector fare in 2nd cls.

Exclusions

• Airfares and ticket taxes.
• Visa Charges.
• Meals not specified above.
• Surcharges applicable (especially during Christmas, New Year etc)
• Travel and Medical Insurance.
• Tips and Porterage.
• Expenses of personal nature.
• Anything not mentioned in the inclusions above.

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