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Salzburg & Vienna - The Sounds of Austria

From $3,199
Duration 7 Days
Departures from: Jul 2022 - Sep 2023
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From $3,199
Duration 7 Days
Departures from: Jul 2022 - Sep 2023
Tour Overview
Begin your musical journey through Austria in 'Sound of Music' city Salzburg, where Mozart was born and medieval treasures lurk around every corner. On to St Florian, to see Anton Bruckner's final resting place, before discovering Vienna's highlights including the magnificent Schönbrunn Palace.
  • Leisurely Touring
  • Half Board
  • Flight Choices
  • Max Group Size 30

Your Holiday Includes

  • Just You Tour Manager as your host & Specialist Local Guide
  • 6 nights in 4-star hotels
  • A guaranteed twin or double room of your own
  • 12 included meals: 6 breakfasts, 6 dinners including a welcome drink & farewell dinner
  • Transportation excluding overseas transfers to and from the airport*
  • Porterage
  • Portable audio headset system on excursions

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Guided tour of Salzburg including Mozart's birthplace
  • Tasting traditional homemade organic specialities
  • Tour of the Salzkammergut – the Austrian Lake District
  • Cruise on Lake Wolfgang
  • Visit Hallstatt & Bad Ischl
  • Tour of St Florian Monastery including a recital on the famous Bruckner Organ
  • Danube cruise in the Wachau Valley
  • Guided tour of Vienna & its market

Itinerary

Day 1 Munich

Make your own way to the first hotel where your Tour Manager will meet you for your welcome meeting that evening.

Meals included: D

Day 2 Salzburg

Today we include a tour of 'Sound of Music' city Salzburg - one of Europe's best-preserved historic cities. The centre has hardly changed since the times of Mozart. The famous Austrian composer was born here and during our tour we'll visit his birthplace, now a museum dedicated to his works.
This afternoon, we'll make our way to Joglbauer, a family-owned farm which produces its own organic produce. Here, we will taste an array of traditional specialities including freshly baked bread and pastries, cheese, homemade juice and cider. It promises to be a treat for your tastebuds!
Later, we'll enjoy dinner in the hotel, after which you can join an optional classical concert at Mirabell Palace. Meals included: B,D

Day 3 ​Salzkammergut, Hallstatt & Bad Ischl

Salzkammergut, or the Austrian Lake District, is our destination today, with our first stop St Gilgen on the shores of Lake Wolfgang, where we'll enjoy a boat trip. Next, we visit Hallstatt, a UNESCO-listed village which sits at the base of a mountain. On our way back to Salzburg, we'll pass through the spa town of Bad Ischl. We'll gather for dinner this evening at the hotel. Meals included: B,D

Day 4 ​​St Florian, Wachau Valley & Vienna

​We'll head to Vienna today, where we stay for three nights. En route we'll visit the parish of St Florian, renowned for the Augustinian Monastery boys' choir, the Florianer Sängerknaben. We'll enter the monastery and at the end of our tour we'll enjoy a live organ concert. Next, we head to the Wachau Valley for a scenic Danube cruise, before arriving in Vienna.

Meals included: B,D

Day 5 ​Vienna

Today we'll discover Vienna's highlights as we explore with a Local Guide. Highlights include the famous Ringstrasse – a smart boulevard lined with fine buildings, including the State Opera and the Hofburg Palace. We'll also pass Vienna's cathedral and finish at the magnificent Schönbrunn Palace. Dinner is served in a traditional restaurant. Later, you can also join an optional concert of music from Strauss at the grand Wiener Kursalon. Meals included: B,D

Day 6 ​Vienna

​This morning, we're going to head out on a walking tour of Vienna, including its famous market. If you wish, you can also take a horse-drawn carriage ride through the Old Town and visit the Imperial Apartments on our optional excursion, including a visit to the rooms used by Empress Elisabeth and Emperor Franz Joseph.
Later, we'll head to a wine tavern for a farewell dinner accompanied by lively Viennese Schrammel music.

Meals included: B,D

Day 7 Departure

Today it's time to say goodbye to your fellow travellers as your holiday comes to an end.

Meals included: B

Additional Information

Please note - 28th April 2023 & 4 August 2023 departures are women-only tours

Accommodation

Hotel Gastagwirt

This family-run hotel on the outskirts of Salzburg boasts a restaurant, wellness centre and bar. The hotel also has it own farm, which produces many of the ingredients you'll enjoy in your meals.

Arcotel Wimberger

Arcotel Wimberger, with its close location to tram stops and metro, has an easy access to Vienna city centre. Air-conditioned and spacious hotel rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, a work desk and private facilities.

Other hotel amenities include a wellness and fitness area with a hot tub, sauna, and restaurant with city views, serving traditional and current Viennese specialties.

Optional Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your trip before you set off. Take a look below at the extra trips you can enjoy on this tour

Fiaker horse and carriage ride plus the Imperial Apartments

Fiaker horse and carriage ride plus the Imperial Apartments

On this optional excursion you’ll take a traditional horse drawn carriage ride or fiaker, which has been an integral part of Viennese life since the 17th century. A leisurely carriage ride through the old town will take you back in time and will show you some of Vienna’s old and quaint little alleyways - proving a fitting end to this historical tour on wheels around Vienna.
This ride will end at Wiener Hofburg, where you will visit the historical Imperial Apartments. The Hofburg was the residence of the Habsburgs for over 600 years, making it the centre of the Holy Roman Empire. Apart from its function as the seat of government and administrative centre, the Hofburg was also the winter residence of the imperial family.

Half Day - Moderate Walking - Historical Interest
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Vienna - Classical Strauss Concert

Vienna - Classical Strauss Concert

Experience an unforgettable classical Strauss concert in the famous Kursalon in Vienna. Designed by Johann Garben and opened in 1867 the Kursalon is an exclusive location, where Johann Strauss himself directed his orchestra from the position of first violin.

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Salzburg - Mozart Concert

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Experience the skill and dedication of soloists and ensembles channelling the spirit and the Salzburg music tradition of Mozart. Revel in a blissful experience at "Schlosskonzerte Mirabell" with enticing concert programs that promise an evening of culture and delight. The Baroque Marble Hall of Mirabell Palace is considered to be one of the most beautiful and historically significant concert halls in Austria. In its glory days, the Mozart family performed here for Salzburg´s royalty.

Evening Concert – Minimal Walking – Highly Recommended
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