The Best of Austria

Austria is in the heart of Europe and is a popular destination because of its spectacular scenery, strong musical traditions and links with its imperial Habsburg past. This tour concentrates on Salzburg and Vienna, with visits to lesser known Bad Ischl, Hallstadt and Melk. It is a leisurely tour, with time to absorb these lovely cities.

DAY 1 DEPARTURE FROM USA

Depart the US on your flight to Munich

 

DAY 2 MUNICH - SALZBURG (3 nights)

Introductory walking tour of Salzburg

 

DAY 3 SALZBURG

Visits to the fortress, Hohensalzburg, Mozart's birthplace and the Cathedral

 

DAY 4 DAY TRIP TO BAD ISCHL AND HALLSTATT

 We drive into the mountains to Bad Ischl to visit Franz Josef's Beidermeier Palace.  We continue to picturesque Hallstatt, and take the cable car to the working salt mine.

 

DAY 5 SALZBURG - MELK- VIENNA (4 nights)

Visit Melk Abbey on the way to Vienna, where we will take an introductory walking tour.

 

DAY 6 VIENNA

Visits to the Hofburg Palace, the Spanish Riding School and the Kunthistoriches Museum

 

DAY 7 VIENNA AND SCHONBRUNN PALACE AND GARDENS

St. Stephen's Cathedral, excursion to the former summer residence of the imperial family at Schonnbrunn.

 

DAY 8 VIENNA

Free day in Vienna. Special farewell dinner in evening.

 

DAY 9 DEPARTURE

Depart Vienna on your return flight to the US.