Salzburg & Vienna
- Experience the highlights of Austria on this guided group holiday to two of its most famous cities.
- Stay 3 nights in the Baroque city of Salzburg & 4 nights in Vienna, nicknamed “The City of Music”.
- Learn the history of both Salzburg & Vienna on guided walking tours of their must-see attractions.
- Visit shooting locations from the Sound of Music on an optional tour through Salzburg & the Lake District.
- Discover Austria’s scenic countryside on a day trip to the Danube Valley & Benedictine Melk Abbey.
- Relax & unwind with plenty of free time in each location to sightsee at your own pace.
- Includes 7 nights on a bed and breakfast basis.
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Your Guided Group Holiday To Salzburg & Vienna
Join us on this 7-night holiday to two of Europe’s most beautiful cities, Salzburg and Vienna. Salzburg, Austria’s fourth largest city and the birthplace of Mozart will be our home for the first 3 nights of the trip. An exceptionally pretty city, we’ll explore Salzburg’s Baroque architecture, manicured parks and green areas on a guided tour. For the second part of our holiday we’ll stay in Austria’s illustrious capital, Vienna. In Vienna, we’ll take another walking tour to discover its luxurious palaces, magnificent buildings and rich history. This trip also provides us with the opportunity to venture outside of the cities and into the Danube Valley, where we’ll get to take in some of the gorgeous scenery of the countryside. You’ll also have plenty of leisure time in both cities to explore based on your interests, with tips from our expert guide.
Please note: Tours departing Edinburgh in 2022 have an 8 night duration (3 nights in Salzburg and 5 in Vienna on a bed and breakfast basis)
Activity Level: Leisurely
Travel to Austria
Arrive in Salzburg
Upon arrival in Munich, you will be met by our local representative who will accompany you to your hotel in Salzburg which will be your base for the following three nights.
Guided Walking Tour of Salzburg
After breakfast, you will have a walking city tour of Salzburg with your expert local guide. Visit the beautiful Mirabell Gardens and the pedestrianized street 'Getreidegasse', where the 18th century composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born. Entrance to Mozart's birthplace is included.
Free Time in Salzburg
Today will be free to enjoy at your leisure. We recommend you take some time to explore the city of Salzburg and wander around the UNESCO-listed old town and visit Hohensalzburg fortress for panoramic views of this fascinating city.
Optional Sound of Music Tour
Enjoy sweeping views while exploring the original shooting locations from the Sound of Music in Salzburg and the Lake District, including the wedding church in Mondsee. You can follow in the footsteps of the Von Trapp family and see the original settings from the film as well as learning about the historical and architectural landmarks of Salzburg. Enjoy some music from the Original Sound of Music soundtrack and feel free to sing along! Don't worry if you don't know the story of Sound of Music as the live guide will provide you with all the information on The Sound of Music, The Von Trapp Family and much more. Duration: 4 hours. Time: 9.15 am. Meeting point will be advised locally.
Travel to Vienna
Transfer to Vienna
After check-out you will transfer to Vienna with guide assistance for the second part of your Austrian getaway. The rest of the afternoon will be free to enjoy at your leisure. Transfer time is approximately 3 hours.
Guided Tour of Vienna
Enjoy a half day guided sightseeing tour of Vienna, to see sights like the magnificent Schönbrunn Palace (entrance included), the summer residence of Empress Sisi, before visiting Hofburg, the former Imperial winter residence and scene of the Vienna Congress. You will also visit the Ringstraße, home to magnificent buildings such as the Vienna State Opera House and the Votive Church.
Full Day Tour to the Danube Valley
Today you will embark on a full day trip to one of the most beautiful parts of the Danube Valley - the Wachau, a UNESCO listed Site. During this excursion you will pass the vineyards, abbeys and forests of the Austrian countryside as you learn about the area’s rich history. In the afternoon you will stop in Melk for a visit to the Benedictine Melk Abbey, which overlooks the Danube River. First established in the 11th century, the Baroque-style abbey is adorned in bright frescoes and has housed monks for over 900 years. **Please note seasonal variations: March groups will travel by coach from Dürnstein (via Spitz) to Melk. Lunch is included in Melk. // October groups will travel by boat from Dürnstein to Melk (lunch not included).
Free Time in Vienna
Today you are free to relax and enjoy your surroundings. Why not take a trip to the Kunsthistorisches Museum, where you can view works by Raphael, Caravaggio, Brueghel, Bosch and many more celebrated artists or visiting the stunning Belveder Palace and Gardens. You may also enjoy taking a stroll through Heldenplatz - Hofburg Palace, Parliament and Museumsquartier nearby.
You will be transferred to the airport with guide assistance for your flight home.
Know before you go
Will I be met at the airport?
You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.
Do I need a Visa?
Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each country's entry requirements
What if there is an emergency?
We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.
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