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Austria Highlights

Places Covered : Vienna - Salzburg - Zell am See - Innsbruck

Duration :

7 Nights / 8 Days

Tour Cost : On Request

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 01: Arrive Vienna International Airport, transfer to Vienna City Center

Arrival at Vienna Airport (Flughafen Wien-Schwechal), and transfer to Vienna Main Train Station (Wien Hauptbahnhof) and reach city in 15 mins by train. Check-in to your city center hotel in Vienna. Start your journey and explore magnificent Schönbrunn Palace (with entry ticket), the 1,441-roomed Baroque summer residence of the Hapsburgs, including Marie Antoinette’s mother, Maria Theresa. Head inside the UNESCO-listed palace and enjoy a guided tour of its extravagant staterooms to see how the royal family once lived. Later you can visit Naschmarkt open-air market, which is famous for its culinary delights and international atmosphere, Vienna Main Station, the Museum of Military History, Belvedere Palace (Outside) and more.

 

Overnight stay in Vienna

 

Day 02: Vienna: Full Day Vienna City Sightseeing Tour and Danube River Boat Cruise

Today after breakfast, full day Vienna city sightseeing bus tour and explore State Opera, Hofburg Palace, the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Parliament, City Hall and Burgtheater. Continue to explore Prater park and fairground, which is home to one of the city’s most famous landmarks, the Giant Ferris Wheel, and onward to the Danube, where you can see the 150m Danube Tower and the Old Danube.

 

Enjoy Danube River Boat Cruise ride. Later you can also visit Grinzing on the outskirts, famous for its vineyards and Heurigen taverns and by evening return back to your hotel.

Overnight stay in Vienna

 

Day 03: Vienna to Salzburg transfer by train

After breakfast, you will be transferred from Vienna to Salzburg by train 2nd Class. Arrive Salzburg and check-in to your hotel. Explore Salzburg city tour covering Mirabell Palace through the old city left of river Salzach, along the world-famous music University Mozarteum and Mozart' s Residence. Learn about Large Festival Hall, St. Peter's and the Salzburg Cathedral and Roccoco Palace Leopoldskron, which was also a film set in the world famous movie "The Sound of Music". Also explore Nonnberg Abbey and Mirabell Square on your way back.

 

Overnight stay in Salzburg.

 

Day 04: Salzburg: Full Day "The Original Sound of Music Tour" or "Hallstatt Day Trip" from Salzburg

Today after breakfast, you can explore any of the full day tours:

 

"The Original Sound of Music Tour"

 

Continue to explore Salzburg city sightseeing with "The Origiinal Sound of Music Tour" in Salzburg. In 1964 Salzburg and its surroundings was turned into a “Sound of Music” film location. Also explore Salzburg most important sites like Mirabell Palace and its wonderful Garden, Nonnberg Abbey, the Rock Riding School and the Salzburg Festival district, the Residence, Castle Frohnburg and also the Castle Hellbrunn, the Castle Leopoldskron, the Lake District, the Trapp Villa and many more.

 

"Hallstatt Day Trip from Salzburg"

 

Day trip to Hallstatt from Salzburg takes you to the picturesque village Hallstatt between Lake Hallstatt and the steep slopes of the Dachstein Massif. In 1997 Hallstatt and its surrounding area the Salzkammergut was declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. Visit the old town of Halstatt, including the Bone House, Catholic Church and the local museum. Explore the Bone House, which houses displays of 1,200 skulls, half of which are painted.

 

Overnight stay in Salzburg.

 

Day 05: Salzburg to Zell am See transfer by train

Today after breakfast, transfer from Salzburg to Zell am See by train 2nd Class. Arrive Zell am See and check-in to your hotel. Explore Zell am See, a paradise in beautiful mountains, and perfect place to be one with nature. You can spend free time in Zell am See or take Schmittenhöhe cable car or even boat ride around Lake Zell.

 

Overnight stay in Zell am See.

 

Day 06: Zell am See to Innsbruck transfer by train: Full Day Innsbruck City Sightseeing Tour

After breakfast, transfer from Zell am See to Innsbruck by train 2nd Class. This journey is full of scenic views. Arrive Innsbruck and check-in to your hotel. Today you will be having Innsbruck Card, for Innsbruck city sightseeing tour on Hop-on hop-off bus and free use of public transport on all IVB routes and nightbuses within Innsbruck and to Rum and Hall. Explore historic old town, Golden Roof, the Imperial Palace and the Medieval City Tower, to destinations such as Ambras Castle.

 

Also visit Nordkette mountain range with best views from over 2,000 metres above sea level. It’s easily accessible on the Norkettenbahnen lifts and cable cars, which start right from the centre of Innsbruck. And the Alpine Zoo with its diverse wildlife is an exciting place to stop on your way back down into town.

 

Overnight stay in Innsbruck.

 

Day 07: Innsbruck: Visit Swarovski Crystal Worlds with Shuttle Bus to Wattens and Patscherkofel Mountain.

Today after breakfast you can visit Swarovski Crystal Worlds shuttle bus to Wattens. Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens are even more extraordinary. Fascinating artistic exhibitions and sparkling water & light features accompanied by performances of the music of spheres await you and can be visited at various times every day on the Crystal Worlds shuttle bus.

 

In the afternoon, continue your journey towards Patscherkofel mountain where the Winter Olympic Games were hosted in 1964 and 1976. Innsbruck’s "local mountain" is 2,246 metres above sea level and home to the highest botanical garden in Austria with over 400 different types of plants, some of which are highly protected species.

 

Overnight stay in Innsbruck

 

Day 08: Innsbruck to Vienna Airport transfer by train

Today after breakfast, transfer from Innsbruck to Vienna International Ariport by train 2nd Class. We hope you have enjoyed your Austria journey with us. One can also continue journey from Innsbruck to Switzerland and other parts of Europe.

Tour Ends!!

Tour Price Includes

  • 02 Nights Hotel stay in Vienna, room with private facilities
  • 02 Nights Hotel stay in Salzburg, room with private facilities
  • 01 Nights Hotel stay in Zell am See, room with private facilities
  • 02 Nights Hotel stay in Innsbruck, room with private facilities
  • Full Day Vienna City Sightseeing Tour with Danube River Cruise
  • Visit Schönbrunn Palace with entry tickets
  • The Original Sound of Music Tour, from Salzburg
  • Or Day Trip to Hallstatt UNESCO listed, from Salzburg
  • Visit Swarovski Crystal Worlds with Shuttle Bus to Wattens and Patscherkofel Mountain.
  • Vienna to Salzburg transfer by train 2nd class
  • Salzburg to Zell am See transfer by train 2nd class
  • Zell am See to Innsbruck transfer by train 2nd class
  • All Hotel/Airport and Intercity train transfers are Included

Tour Price Excludes

  • Meals other than those indicated above, drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls & expenses of personal nature.
  • Some hotels may charge a local city tax on spot: approx. EUR 2–6 per person/night.
  • Anything or any services which are not specified in tour inclusions are excluded.

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