|1~2||Vienna||City Tour and Schonbrunn Palace|
|3||Vienna||Full day tour of Budapest|
|4||Salzburg||The original Sound and Music Tour|
|5||Vienna||Mozart City Tour and Lakes and Mountains|
|7||Innsbruck||Swarovski Crystal World|
When To Go
Day 1: Arrive Vienna
Day 2: City Tour and Schonbrunn Palace
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed for the half day tour. This city tour will introduce you to the most important sights of the Austrian capital. As we drive around the famous ‘Ringstrasse’, Vienna’s main boulevard, we pass by the State Opera, the Museums of Fine Art and Natural History, the Parliament building, the Burgtheater (National Theatre), the City Hall and the University. The highlight of this programme is the visit to Schonbrunn Palace where we take a tour of some of the most magnificently decorated rooms. We return to the city centre, passing by Belvedere Palace, where you will have the opportunity to end your tour, or you can choose to continue to the State Opera House, where the tour ends. Includes Transportation by coach, entrance and guided tour of Schonbrunn Palace. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 3: Budapest
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed for full day tour to Budapest. This day trip takes you to the ‘Paris of the East’. After arrival in Budapest, there is free time for lunch (not included). In the early afternoon, there is a guided city tour of Hungary’s capital, where we will visit the Fishermen’s Bastion with Mathias Church. You will also have the opportunity to stroll around the castle area. We then pass by the impressive House of Parliament and Heroes Square. Before the drive back to Vienna, there will be some free time for shopping. Includes Transportation by coach and a guided tour of Budapest. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 4: Vienna – Salzburg
Breakfast at hotel. Check Out of Hotel. SIC transfer to train station for train to Salzburg. Arrive Salzburg. Transfer to the hotel. Check in the hotel. Later proceed for The original Sound of Music Tour. Relive the true story of the Von Trapp family which was filmed as the ‘Sound of Music’ in the Salzburg area. The tour, which has been Salzburg’s most popular tour since 1967 when it was offered for the first time, is a combination of sightseeing in this historical city itself and in the beautiful lakes and mountains area known as the Salzkammergut, which is also a famous musical and cultural centre. The highlights and film locations of the ‘Sound of Music’, such as the beautiful gardens in Hellbrunn (where Liesl and Rolf sang ‘I am 16 going on 17′), and the wedding church in Mondsee are a treat for all fans of the film. Includes Transportation by coach, guided visits to the gardens in Hellbrunn with the Gazebo and the Wedding Church in Mondsee. Evening free on own. Overnight in the hotel
Day 5: Mozart City Tour and Lakes and Mountains
Breakfast at the hotel. Later proceed for Mozart City Tour and Lakes and Mountains. The first part of the tour starts at Mirabell Palace. Next we pass by Mozarteum and the Marionette Theatre. Further along we see the County Theatre, Mozart’s Residence and Trinity Church. We cross the river Salzach and pass the Law Courts on our way to Hellbrunn Palace having a short stop here. Returning to Salzburg we pass by Frohnburg Palace, Nonnberg Abbey, the Neutor tunnel, the Horsepon and St. Blasius church before we reach Mozart square. The second part of the tour starts at 2 p.m. from Salzburg Sightseeing Office and shows you the scenic surroundings of the city of Salzburg. In St. Gilgen we see the birthplace of Mozarts’ mother. Enjoy the atmosphere in St. Wolfgang with the renowned White Horse Inn, where we admire the church with it’s famous altar and where we have a boat trip across St Wolfgang lake during summer period. We also shortly stop in Mondsee on our return. Includes Transportation by coach, services of a local guide, entrance to St. Wolfgang church, a boat ride on Lake Wolfgang during the summer period, coffee and cake during the winter months November to April.
Day 6: Salzburg – Innsbruck – Tyrolean Show
After breakfast at the hotel, check out and proceed to train station for train to Innsbruck. Arrive and proceed to the hotel. Check in the hotel. In the evening proceed to Tyrolean Show Including Drink. Enjoy a typical Tyrolean evening with an attractive programme which only includes authentic folk music. See the dancers and shoe slapping and listen to the Tyrolean songs and yodelling. You will never forget this evening with an authentic entertainment and original costumes. Don’t keep your hands and feet still and dance to the music! Includes Entrance to Tyrolean Show with one drink. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 7: Innsbruck – Swarovski Crystal World
After breakfast proceed for Swarovski Crystal World. This tour will take you to explore the fantastic and sparkling world of Swarovski. Aboard a fast and comfortable coach from central Innsbruck (30 minutes drive), you will be taken to the world famous Swarovski Crystal World, situated in Wattens. The redesign of this extraordinary tourist destination, which will be reopened in April 2015, represents the largest expansion of the crystalline world of experience to date. Working in collaboration with artists from throughout the globe and internationally renowned architects, a park landscape is emerging on 7.5 hectares of land surrounding the iconic Giant, with unparalleled art installations and new structures, such as, for example, the playtower and the playground, a restaurant, and the Foyer. The crowning feature of the new garden is the Crystal Cloud, created by Andy Cao and Xavier Perrot. The monumental installation drifts above a black Mirror Pool, enticing visitors to pause and be inspired. Straddling an area of roughly 1,400 square meters, this ephemeral work is the largest of its kind in the world. The Crystal Cloud consists of approximately 600,000 hand-mounted Swarovski crystals. A descending path draws visitors into the Mirror Pool where the crystals’ light is captured like stars shimmering in the night sky, even in daylight. Includes Transportation by coach, entrance fee to Swarovski Crystal World. Evening free on own Overnight in the hotel.
Day 8: Innsbruck – Departure
Breakfast at hotel. Check Out of Hotel. SIC transfer to train station for train to Airport for your onward journey.
- 03 Nights Accommodation with Breakfast in Vienna
- 02 Nights Accommodation with Breakfast in Innsbruck
- 02 Nights Accommodation with Breakfast in Salzburg
- Full day Budapest
- City Tour and Schonbrunn Palace
- Swarovski Crystal World
- Tyrolean Show Including Drink
- Mozart City Tour and Lakes and Mountains
- The original Sound of Music Tour