Austria - Vienna, Schönbrunn Palace

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Austria | Czech Republic | Hungary

Tour Salzburg & Vienna, Prague or Budapest, Walk in the footsteps of the masters, Relive the Sound of Music, Perform in grand venues

Salzburg | Vienna

DAY 1: DEPART

Depart home 

DAY 2: SALZBURG

After landing at Munich airport board your coach for the short drive to Salzburg. Enjoy a guided walking tour of Salzburg taking in the sights of the former principality Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in with a visit to his birthplace (seeing the violin he played when living there). You will also visit one of the largest of Europe’s medieval castles, Fortress Hohensalzburg, which frames Salzburg against the backdrop of the Alps. Stroll the Mirabell Gardens and visit the imposing Salzburger Dom before checking in to your hotel and having the first of your daily dinners. Overnight Salzburg area 

DAY 3: SALZBURG

A (daily) hot and cold breakfast buffet is available before embarking on a Sound of Music tour. Relive some of the post poignant moments of the movie and gain an insight into the thinking of Austria during the second world war. Enter the Mondsee Kirche where the Von Trapp wedding took place, see Nonnberg Abbey as well as St. Gilgen and be photographed in the famed gazebo before preparing for tonight’s CONCERT. Overnight Salzburg area 

DAY 4: MELK | VIENNA

After a hearty breakfast travel to Melk for a guided visit of the exquisite Benedictine Abbey overlooking the Danube River. The Melk Abbey has a magnificent baroque facade and an extensive library of manuscripts. There is the possibility of an informal PERFORMANCE in the beautiful baroque chapel before traveling onto Vienna (possibly sailing part of the way on the Danube). Overnight Vienna

DAY 5: VIENNA

Start the day with a tour passing all the iconic sights of Vienna, a city of imperial grandeur, traveling the Ring Avenue, passing by the Hofburg Palace, the Opera House, Mozart’s “Figaro House”, City Hall and St Stephen’s Cathedral (Stephansdom). After time for lunch, tour the Central Cemetery (housing honorary tombs of famous composers like Beethoven, Gluck, Schubert, Johann Strauss - father and son and Brahms amongst others) before preparing for the evening’s CONCERT perhaps in an exchange setting with a host local choir. Overnight Vienna

DAY 6: VIENNA

On our last full day in Austria, tour the Schönbrunn Palace, the fabulous baroque summer residence of the Hapsburg Emperors. Take time to explore Vienna’s many charms hidden in laneways and ancient courtyards finding 17th-century houses and delightful baroque squares jostling for attention even discovering houses where Beethoven, Mozart, Mahler or one of the Strausses lived. Our final Austrian CONCERT will be performed tonight. Overnight Vienna

DAY 7: DEPART

Transfer to Vienna’s airport and travel back home or extend your tour in another of Central Europe’s great cities

 

Salzburg | Vienna | Prague

DAY 1: DEPART

Depart home

DAY 2: SALZBURG

After landing at Munich airport board your coach for the short drive to Salzburg. Enjoy a guided walking tour of Salzburg taking in the sights of the former principality Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in with a visit to his birthplace (seeing the violin he played when living there). You will also visit one of the largest of Europe’s medieval castles, Fortress Hohensalzburg, which frames Salzburg against the backdrop of the Alps. Stroll the Mirabell Gardens and visit the imposing Salzburger Dom before checking in to your hotel and having the first of your daily dinners. Overnight Salzburg area

DAY 3: SALZBURG

A (daily) hot and cold breakfast buffet is available before embarking on a Sound of Music tour. Relive some of the post poignant moments of the movie and gain an insight into the thinking of Austria during the second world war. Enter the Mondsee Kirche where the Von Trapp wedding took place, see Nonnberg Abbey as well as St. Gilgen and be photographed in the famed gazebo before preparing for tonight’s CONCERT. Overnight Salzburg area

DAY 4: VIENNA

After a hearty breakfast transfer to Vienna, a city of imperial grandeur. Upon arrival, commence an afternoon tour passing all the iconic sights on the Ring Avenue, the Hofburg Palace, the Opera House, Mozart’s “Figaro House” and City Hall. Overnight Vienna

DAY 5: VIENNA

Start this last day in Austria by touring the Schönbrunn Palace, the fabulous baroque summer residence of the Hapsburg Emperors. Take time to explore Vienna’s many charms hidden in laneways and ancient courtyards finding 17th-century houses and delightful baroque squares jostling for attention even discovering houses where Beethoven, Mozart, Mahler or one of the Strausses lived. Our second Austrian CONCERT will be performed tonight. Overnight Vienna

DAY 6: PRAGUE

Board your bus for the half day drive to Prague, truly one of the world’s most beautiful cities, arriving in time for a tour of Prague city. Cross the famed Vltava River on the Charles Bridge, one of Europe’s most romantic river crossings seeing the ‘Golden City of a Hundred Spires’ on either side. Tour the Old Town Square and witness the Prague Astronomical Clock’s hourly show – in its day considered one of the wonders of the world – before checking in and dinner. Overnight Prague

DAY 7: PRAGUE

Tour St Vitus Cathedral adjacent to the Prague Castle, both of which have commanding views over Prague, before descending the stairs to Prague’s quaint Lesser Town. Our final European CONCERT will be performed tonight. Overnight Prague

DAY 8: DEPART

Transfer to Vienna’s airport and travel back home or extend your tour in another of Central Europe’s great cities

 

Salzburg | Vienna | Budapest

DAY 1: DEPART

Depart home

DAY 2: SALZBURG

After landing at Munich airport board your coach for the short drive to Salzburg. Enjoy a guided walking tour of Salzburg taking in the sights of the former principality Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in with a visit to his birthplace (seeing the violin he played when living there). You will also visit one of the largest of Europe’s medieval castles, Fortress Hohensalzburg, which frames Salzburg against the backdrop of the Alps. Stroll the Mirabell Gardens and visit the imposing Salzburger Dom before checking in to your hotel and having the first of your daily dinners. Overnight Salzburg area

DAY 3: SALZBURG

A (daily) hot and cold breakfast buffet is available before embarking on a Sound of Music tour. Relive some of the post poignant moments of the movie and gain an insight into the thinking of Austria during the second world war. Enter the Mondsee Kirche where the Von Trapp wedding took place, see Nonnberg Abbey as well as St. Gilgen and be photographed in the famed gazebo before preparing for tonight’s CONCERT. Overnight Salzburg area

DAY 4: VIENNA

After a hearty breakfast transfer to Vienna, a city of imperial grandeur. Upon arrival, commence an afternoon tour passing all the iconic sights on the Ring Avenue, the Hofburg Palace, the Opera House, Mozart’s “Figaro House” and City Hall. Overnight Vienna

DAY 5: VIENNA

Start this last day in Austria by touring the Schönbrunn Palace, the fabulous baroque summer residence of the Hapsburg Emperors. Take time to explore Vienna’s many charms hidden in laneways and ancient courtyards finding 17th-century houses and delightful baroque squares jostling for attention even discovering houses where Beethoven, Mozart, Mahler or one of the Strausses lived. Our second Austrian CONCERT will be performed tonight. Overnight Vienna

DAY 6: BUDAPEST

Board your bus for the half day drive to Budapest, once the commanding co-capital of the Austro Hungarian Empire, arriving in time for a city orientation tour before checking in and dinner. Overnight Budapest

DAY 7: BUDAPEST

Continue to tour Buda and Pest, the two halves of this imposing city. See the Buda Castle, the Fisherman’s Bastion, the breathtaking Hungarian Parliament and Heroes Square before preparing to stage your final European CONCERT. Overnight Budapest 

DAY 8: DEPART

Transfer to Budapest’s airport and travel back home or extend your tour in another of Central Europe’s great cities