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Overview
Enjoy the sights of Vienna such as the State Opera House, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Natural History Museum, the cultural district the Museums Quartier, the former Habsburg winter residence (Hofburg), the Parliament, the City Hall, and the National Theatre. Quick visit of the memorial chapel in Mayerling, where Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria committed suicide. Afterwards visit of Cistercian Abbey Stift Heiligenkreuz, one of the most beautiful monasteries in the world. Admire the Mirabelle Gardens, is one of the Sound of Music sites.

Program Type

Escorted Experience

Vehicle Type for Touring

Car or Small Van AC

Detailed Itinerary

Arrival at Vienna Airport and transfer to your hotel.

Breakfast and city tour which will give you an overall impression of the most significant sights of Vienna. Along the Ringstrasse we show you numerous magnificent buildings, such as the StateOpera House, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Natural History; the former Habsburgwinter residence (Hofburg), the Parliament,the City Hall and the National Theatre. The highlight of this tour will be a visit of the showrooms of Schönbrunn Palace, the formersum-merresidence of the Habsburg family. (tour duration 4 hrs). Afternoon at leisure.

Breakfast and day at leisure (possibility for optional tours). Overnight.

Breakfast and private transfer to Graz with a stop at picturesque Vienna Woods. Quick visit of the memorial chapel in Mayerling, where Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria committed suicide. Afterwards visit of Cistercian Abbey Stift Heiligenkreuz, one of the most beautiful monasteries in the world. We continue our journey to Graz, capital city of Styria and second-largest city in Austria. In the afternoon walking tour of the city center, on the list of Unesco World Heritage sites, including Graz Opera House, the Castle Hill, the cathedral and Clock Tower.

Breakfast and private transfer to the Lippizaner Stud Piber, Europe‘s oldest cultural horse breed, whose origins go back to 1580 and which became world famous through the Spanish Riding School. After the visit transfer to Klagenfurt, capital of Carinthia. Boat trip on the famous Lake Wörthersee to the eastern bay of Velden, where our guide is waiting for you. (scheduled regular boat, duration approx. 1.5 hours). Continuation
to Heiligenblut and overnight stay.

Breakfast and full day excursion to Grossglockner. Without a doubt, the Grossglockner High Alpine Road is among Europe’s most sensational panoramic roads. The mountain road leads into the heart of the High Tauern National Park with its 48 km of roads and 36 turns nestling against the mountain, following the natural course of the terrain and helping visitors to experience the great high alpine scenery at first hand. You will have a fantastic view of the Grossglockner and the Pastereze. In the afternoon transfer back to Heiligenblut

Breakfast and private transfer to Werfen, the stunning ice world of Werfen (near Salzburg) is the largest in the world. On this tour, accompanied by an experienced tour guide, you’ll discover a world of glaciers with fascinating ice figures and truly impressive proportions. After about 20 minutes on foot from the Bergstrasse, you’ll arrive at the funicular which will take you toward the cave entrance. From there, it’s about a 30 minute walk to the cave, where the tour guide will take you on a walk through the world’s largest ice cave. You won’t want to miss out on a spectacular natural attraction of this magnitude! We continue to Hallstatt, World Heritage site located right on the shores of Lake Hallstatt, this small town is considered one of the most beautiful lake side villages in the world. Not only does it captivate you with its fairytale-like atmosphere, Hallstatt also has a rich history that dates back to the Neolithic Age. We continue to our hotel in Attersee, in Salzkammergut.

Breakfast and a short visit of the Attersee region, where we have the opportunity to visit the Toplitzsee, which is one of the scenes in of the James Bond films “Goldfinger” This lake also served as a test station for the Nazi navy in 1943 and 1944. We continue our journey to Salzburg.

Breakfast and departure to Mirabelle Gardens, where we start our walking tour. Mirabelle Gardens, is one of the Sound of Music sites. From there, we continue to tour through the Old City (Altstadt) on foot, the best way to see it. This is a very compact area between the jutting outcrop of the Moenchsberg and the Salzach River. The rest of the Old City belonged to the wealthy burghers: the old market, the town hall, and the tall, plain burghers’ houses like Mozart’s Birthplace. We take the funicular up to the Fortress Hohensalzburg, where on a clear day, you can see the nearby Alps in all their glory. (tour duration 4 hrs). Afternoon at leisure. (possibility for optional tours).

Breakfast and private transfer to the Krimmerl Waterfalls, with their impressive waterfall drop of 385 m the Krimml Waterfalls are the highest waterfalls in Europe. Save points, bridges and foothpaths allow a very close view of the huge mass of water of Krimmler Ache coming thundering down. We continue our trip to Innsbruck.

Breakfast and city tour of Innsbruck. First walk through the old town of Innsbruck where you will see the emblem called “golden roof”, the Imperial castle the cathedral and the buildings of the old town. Continuing we will see Innsbruck cathedral also the Imperial Palace of Innsbruck. (tour duration 3 hrs). Afternoon at leisure. (possibility for optional tours).

Breakfast and transfer to airport or railway station.

Inclusions

• 11 overnights in central first class hotels
• Buffet breakfast
• Private car with English sp. driver-guide for
transfers and tours according to itinerary

Exclusions

-Flight tickets and airport taxes. 
-Extra: laundry service, telephone call. 
-Tips. 

Notes

Hotel details-
VIENNA: Austria Trend Savoyen 
GRAZ: Grandhotel Wiesler 
HEILIGENBLUT: National Park Lodge
ATTERSEE: Haberl
SALZBURG: Radisson Altstadt
INNSBRUCK: Maxi

Trip Highlights

Vienna – Mayerling - Graz - Köflach - Klagenfurt - Heiligenblut - Werfen - Hallstatt- Attersee - St Gilgen - Salzburg - Krimmerl Wasserfälle - Innsbruck

Departure Period

AVAILABLE
01 Apr, 2022 to 20 Oct, 2022
AUD 10,322 P P twin share
AUD 19,548 P P single

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