Vienna - Salzburg - Innsbruck
Austria is a German-speaking country in Central Europe, characterized by mountain villages, baroque architecture, Imperial history and rugged Alpine terrain. Vienna, its Danube River capital, is home to the Schönbrunn and Hofburg palaces. It has counted Mozart, Strauss and Freud among its residents. The country’s other notable regions include the northern Bohemian Forest, Traunsee Lake and eastern hillside vineyards.
Day 1: Arrive Vienna
Arrive into Vienna and transfer to your hotel and check in. Rest of the day at leisure to explore on own. See the Belvedere Palace – the summer residence of the king, visit the Schonbrunn Palace compared to the grand Versailles and a major tourist attraction – best known palace for art lovers and also has the oldest and the only baroque zoo in the world, it also offers an interesting attraction for children as well as adults. The children's museum, Experience Schonbrunn Palace sends visitors on an adventurous journey to the imperial world of 18th century. Discover off-beat boutiques in small backstreets, meet and talk with designers personally during your shopping excursion and explore one of Vienna's trendiest districts. Vienna is a city that has given the rest of the world some very precious things: the graceful Viennese waltz, delicate and deliciously sinful pastries, and a few great classical composers. St. Stephen’s Cathedral is at the religious and geographical heart of the city and the giant Pummerin bell features on television as it rings in the New Year. Overnight at hotel in Vienna.
Day 2: Vienna
Breakfast at the hotel. Proceed for sightseeing of Vienna either guided or on your own as there is lots to see – SUGGESTIONS – Hofburg Imperial Palace, the Belvedere Complex consisting of several palaces and part of the historic scene, the Ringstrasse – a road more than 5 kms with most of the important buildings lined on both sides of the road, Buildings along the road include the State Opera, the Natural History Museum, City Hall and the Vienna Stock Exchange, the Burggarten - a once-royal garden that is a bit of England in Vienna, as it is patterned after English gardens, St. Stephens Cathedral, Graben - Graben is one of the most famous streets in central Vienna, today it is an up-scale shopping promenade, with many local specialties such as Wien Porzellan, the Wiener Rathaus – Vienna‟s townhall. You may want to visit the Giant Ferris Wheel The Prater – landmark of Vienna and simply enjoy the view of the city from almost 200 feet up, Schonbrunn Zoo – the oldest zoo in the world, Danube Tower – 826 feet high with 2 express elevators taking you to a rotating restaurant and lots more.Overnight at hotel in Vienna.
Day 3: Vienna – Salzburg
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out and transfer to Vienna station for your train to Salzburg – approx 2 ½ hrs. Arrive at Salzburg and transfer to your hotel and check in. Salzburg's Old Town (Altstadt) is internationally renowned for its baroque architecture and is one of the best-preserved city centers north of the Alps. It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. Salzburg is also known as the birthplace of Mozart and setting for the film The Sound of Music. The city is divided by the Salzach River, with medieval and baroque buildings of the pedestrian Altstadt (Old City) on its left bank, and 19th-century Neustadt (New City) on the right. Overnight at hotel in Salzburg.
Day 4: Salzburg
Breakfast at the hotel. Proceed for sightseeing of Salzburg either guided or on your own as there is lots to see – you can choose to visit whichever attraction appeals to you more – SUGGESTIONS – Visit the Mirabell Gardens with its Pegasus Fountain, Rose Garden and Dwarves Garden and take a tour of the Mozart Residence. In the afternoon ride the cable car up on the Untersberg. Lots of guided tours – lunch tours, themed tours, historic beer tours, segway tours, rikschatours, cruises and lots more. There is also plenty of nature to marvel at when gazing up at the throne of the castle, Fortress Hohensalzburg. A stroll up onto the hill or a pleasant ride up in the mountain train lift affords a magnificent view across the city and the surrounding countryside. Afternoon you can do the Sound of Music tour - The life of the von Trapp Family is inseparably linked to the city of Salzburg. Every year nearly 300,000 people visit the Trapp Family homes and film locations. Salzburg is the perfect place for a city break with the whole family. The town's laid-back atmosphere, the short distances and wide range of entertainment and events for children, ensure visitors of all ages enjoy plenty of variety in Salzburg. Evening enjoy the culinary delicacies offered by Salzburg's gourmet restaurants. Overnight at hotel in Salzburg.
Day 5: Salzburg – Innsbruck
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out and transfer to Salzburg station for your train to Innsbruck – approx 2 hrs. Arrive at Innsbruck and transfer to your hotel and check in. Rest of the day at leisure to explore on own. See imperial monuments, landmarks like the Imperial Palace, the Golden Roof, hop on-hop off sightseeing bus. Lots of fun activities – tobogganning, Alpine Zoo, Castle Ambras – castle parks with duck pond, children's playgrounds and adventure parks, lots of coffee bars, restaurants, and inns. See the Hofkirche and the Emperor's Tomb, the famous Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), the Hofburg – a former imperial residence, the Old Town, the Tyrolean State Museums, the Alpenzoo Innsbruck-Tyrol, the Ambras Palace, the Bergisel – famous the world over for its the sports facilities built for the 1964 and 1976. Enjoy an unforgettable shopping experience in the centre of Innsbruck in the Rathausgalerien or Kaufhaus Tyrol shopping centres. Overnight at hotel in Innsbruck.
Day 6: Innsbruck
Breakfast at the hotel. Explore the Swarovski Crystal World – only 20 minutes from Innsbruck, in Wattens. In May 2015, Swarovski Crystal Worlds ushered in a new era of wonder. The Chambers of Wonder exude a new brilliance; five of them have been completely redesigned and expanded outwards to include an open space of crystalline nature: the garden. In this magical place, you will encounter modern art as well as ancient history. Visit The Garden - Working in collaboration with artists from throughout the globe and internationally renowned architects, a park landscape emerged on 7.5 hectares of land surrounding the iconic Giant, with unparalleled art installations and new structures. Allow yourself to be mesmerized by the sparkling Crystal Cloud, stroll along the Mirror Pool, and experience playing and climbing with all of the senses in the multiple levels of the playtower. There are also games for children of all ages – Playtower, Playground & Labyrinth. Rest of the day at leisure. Innsbruck has ample of summer sports – numerous hiking trails, cycling, golfing, camping, horse riding, open-air pools at Tivoli etc. Besides this there are lots of little cafes to relax and read a book.
Day 7: Depart Innsbruck
Check out and transfer to Innsbruck airport for your departure flight.
Inclusions / Exclusions
Tour price includes:
06 nights hotel accommodation with daily breakfast.
Airport – Hotel – Airport transfers.
Entrance fees & SIC excursions as mentioned in itinerary.
Tour price does not include:
Passport, visa charges, International & Domestic Airfares & Airport taxes.
Cost granted by the Reserve Bank of India under the Basic Travel Quota scheme.
Any increase in the rate of exchange, surface transportation and land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure.
Porterage, tips, insurance, laundry, wines, mineral water, telephone charges, optional tours and all items of personal nature and also food & drinks not forming part of the group menus.
Anything not specifically mentioned in Tour Price Includes box.