Austrian Delights – 5 Nights

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Day 1: Arrive Vienna

Arrive in Vienna. Rest of the day at leisure to explore, shop or unwind.

 

Day 2: Vienna

Flexible Day: Vienna City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

See Vienna in a completely new and relaxing way with our Hop-on Hop-off bus tour. Set your own pace, get on and off at any of the 15 stops, as often as you wish. Your ticket is valid for one day. Shop, see the sights and have fun! Enjoy the full city tour and see every major sightseeing attraction in Vienna accompanied by a hostess. The ideal way to explore Vienna.

Optional: Schonbrunn Palace Evening Concert (2 hours)

Listen to the music of Mozart and Strauss in the superb setting of the Orangery at Schonbrunn Palace. Accompanied by renowned musicians, singers and ballet dancers, the Schonbrunn Palace Orchestra performs the most famous works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss. The orchestra consists of highly talented virtuosos who have trained at the world’s best-known conservatories. With a choice of seating, this two hour concert is a must do when visiting Vienna.

 

Day 3: Vienna

Morning: Vienna Woods and Mayerling (4 hours)

Explore beautiful sites surrounding the southern part of the Vienna Woods on a half day guided coach tour. Highlights of the tour include a visit to the Mayerling hunting lodge and a boat ride on the largest subterranean lake in Europe, the Seegrotte. You’ll pass the Roman City of Baden, famous for its thermal springs as you travel through the romantic valley Helenental to the former Mayerling hunting lodge. Today it is a a commemorative chapel however it was also the very place the Crown Prince Rudolph, only son of Emperor Franz Joseph, committed suicide with Baronesse Vetsera in 1889.

In the Cistercian Abbey of Heiligenkreuz (1133) you will visit the medieval cloister which houses the remains of the last Babenberger. Keep an eye out as you drive by the Holdrichsmuhle where Franz Schubert composed his song ‘The Linden Tree’ before arriving at the Seegrotte. Your tour concludes continues with a leisurely boat ride on the largest subterranean lake in Europe. You’ll you leave the Vienna Woods and return back to Vienna, passing the Liechtenstein Castle on the way.

 

Day 4: Vienna to Salzburg

Depart Vienna to Salzburg. Rest of the day at leisure to explore, shop or unwind.

 

Day 5: Salzburg

Afternoon: The Original Sound of Music Tour (4 hours)

The hills are alive with The Original Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg. Enjoy a day trip visiting the breathtaking landscapes and locations where the famous musical, the Sound of Music, was filmed. The 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. 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!

 

Day 6: Depart Salzburg

Depart Salzburg to your next destination.

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