Austria Sightseeing

Bratislava Sightseeing
No Image Austrian Country Dinner
This fun evening begins with a short drive through the legendary Vienna Woods to the top of Mount Kahlenberg with panoramic views of Vienna. Continue to one of the charming old wine villages in the vicinity for dinner. The characteristic Heurigen tavern dates back to the 18th century and has been family run for generations. Local musicians entertain with traditional melodies while hearty Austrian dishes are served. Wine and soft drinks are included.
Innsbruck Sightseeing
No Image Tyrolean Evening with drinks
Enjoy a varied entertainment program including authentic folk music, Tyrolean dances and "shoe-slapping" as well as typical Tyrolean songs and "yodeling." Pick-up details to be advised locally.
Linz Sightseeing
No Image Full Day Cesky Krumlov
Travel through the picturesque landscape of Southern Bohemia to Cesky Krumlov, a fairy-tale town with its maze of narrow cobbled streets. Declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site in 1992, Cesky Krumlov has earned an international reputation for its State Castle and Chateau, one of the largest in Central Europe, superbly furnished with priceless art, tapestries and richly decorated weapons. The guided walk through town is highlighted by Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance houses once mansions of noblemen families. A hearty lunch is included in a medieval old-fashioned tavern. Approximate tour duration is 10 hours. **Please note that this tour involves uphill walking on uneven surfaces and may not be suitable for all travelers. Comfortable walking shoes are strongly recommended.
Melk Sightseeing
No Image Beauties of the Wachau
Enjoy a guided tour of the historic Benedictine Abbey in Melk, considered one of the finest examples of Baroque architecture in Europe. On the tour you will have the opportunity to view the abbots chambers, the Kaisers walk and the library. Continue to Dürnstein, a quintessential village in the heart of the Wachau wine district, for a walking tour.
Salzburg Sightseeing
No Image Austrian Farmhouse Dinner
Tonight we head for a traditional small farm nestled in the remote green hills around Salzburg. On this family run farm they have been breeding animals, including cows, sheep, pigs and chickens and producing their own dairy and meat products for generations. After a welcome "schnaaps"? explore the premises and the stables and learn from the farmer about organic farming before we are served a home cooked dinner made with food produced on the farm, including home made bread and local drinks like Austrian cider and fruit juice
No Image Berchtesgaden & Eagles Nest Tour
Take an excursion into the surrounding countryside of Salzburg to the ruins of Obersalzburg, once an important mountain retreat for senior SS and top party members. From here transfer to special motor coaches adapted for the scenic mountain climb to Hitler&#146s notorious "Eagles Nest." Ascending with the original elevator to the Kehlsteinhaus, you will have dramatic views of the snow capped peaks.
No Image Full Day Tour of Salzburg
Full day excursion to Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart and famous cultural setting for the Sound of Music. Once ashore, enjoy a walking city tour to see some of the most historic sights for which Salzburg is known, including Mirabella Palace and the Salzburg Cathedral, followed by time at leisure to explore the streets of Salzburg on your own. A boxed lunch will be provided on the bus to Salzburg *Tours in December will include free time to explore Salzburgs Christmas Markets
Vienna Sightseeing
No Image Austrian Wine Tavern Dinner
Spend a pleasant evening in a cozy Viennese wine tavern in one of the many villages surrounding the city in the Vienna Woods. A hearty meal is accompanied with local wine and music. An ideal way to feel the spirit of this imperial city.
No Image Bratislava Tour (#12B) 8:30 AM
Travel by bus to Bratislava, the largest city and capital of Slovakia. Begin with a walking tour of the city and view the impressive four towered Bratislava Castle. Continue to the picturesque Old Town where the gothic St. Martins cathedral, Bratislavas town hall and Michaels Gate are located. After lunch, enjoy free time to explore the city on your own.
No Image Classical Viennese Concert
Experience a delightful evening of Viennese culture in the "City of Music." Attend a concert featuring the classical masterpieces of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss, two of Viennas most famous citizens. The musicians will bring to life the passionate strains of Mozart, a child prodigy who blossomed into one of historys greatest composers and Strauss, the Waltz King, who composed the Blue Danube, the worlds most famous waltz. The chamber orchestra is accompanied by a professional dance performance, recalling the golden age of the 19th-century Viennese ballrooms
No Image Mozart & Strauss Concert
What better way to spend an evening in the "City of Music" than enjoying a concert of Austrias greatest composers in one of the citys splendid palaces. With the musicians, singers and dancers wearing historic costumes, this performance takes us back in time to the days when Mozart and Strauss were alive. A glass of champagne is included during the intermission.
No Image Parliament, St. Stephens & Great Market Hall
This comprehensive tour includes three splendid interiors and at the same time provides an insight on local politics, religion and products. The cost of building the Hungarian House of Parliament would have paid for the construction of an entire town for 40,000 people. A stunning interior and the Hungarian Crown Jewels await us there. Only a limited number of visitors are allowed to visit each day. Next we tour St. Stephens Basilica, the largest and most impressive church of Budapest where a relic, the mummified hand of St. Stephen, can be seen. Finally our guide takes us to the historic Great Market Hall where, like a hundred years ago, the locals still do their everyday shopping. At your leisure, absorb the unique atmosphere with over 100 market stalls and an endless choice of regional products
No Image Salzburg Sound of Music from Vienna 7:00 AM (#9)
Traveling for Mozarts town of birth, become acquainted with the beautiful Salzkammergut landscape, where the Emperor Franz Joseph and his family used to spend their holidays. After a short boat ride across Lake Fuschl and Lake Wolfgang, arrive to Salzburg where you will have time for lunch. This afternoon, enjoy a leisurely walk through the old city to see the sights of the Old Bishops Seat: the Cathedral, the Festvall Hall, and St. Peters Abbey Church and graveyard, where lies the tomb of Mozarts sister. The tour continues to Mozarts birthplace in the Getreidegasse, passing the famous horse-pond along the way. From the gardens of Mirabella Palace, as filmed in the "Sound of Music", enjoy charming views of the Hohensalzburg Fortress. Departs at 7:00 a.m. Pick up from hotel approximately 30-45 minutes prior to departure time. The tour concludes at the hotel.
No Image Schonbrunn Palace Tour
Enjoy a guided tour of Schonbrunn Palace, once the summer residence of the Hapsburg emperors. Our tour includes a visit to the magnificent baroque apartments and free time to stroll through the magnificent garden grounds.
No Image Sound of Vienna
What better way to dive into the heart of Viennese culture than to enjoy a delightful evening in the City of Music, the center of the Western musical world since Renaissance times. Attend a fantastic concert performance in the city and enjoy the ambiance of a world-class concert hall, the epitome of the refined life, as you appreciate some of Viennas classical masterpieces. The orchestral arrangements are accompanied by professional opera vocalists and dance performances, recalling the golden age of the 19th-century Viennese ballrooms.
No Image Tour of Hofburg Imperial Palace
Visit the Hofburg Imperial Palace, which served as the royal residence of the Habsburg Dynasty. Today it serves as the official residence of the President of Austria and houses numerous artifacts and works of fine art.
No Image Vienna by Night
Tonight, depart for the outskirts of Vienna to visit the Kahlenberg, the mountain which sits at the northeastern foothills of the Eastern Alps and rises well over 1500 feet. Ascend an alpine forest road to reach the remarkable Kahlenberg Vista Point. From here, enjoy an arresting panoramic view of Vienna stretched out below, with the placid Danube cutting through the city. Be sure to bring a camera, as this offers a photographic opportunity of a lifetime. Afterward, youll have the opportunity to experience true Austrian Gemütlichkeit, which is a sense of cosiness, belonging, and unhurried enjoyment, at a local Heuriger. Heurigen sell only their own wines and provide a warm, welcoming environment for guests. Here, taste some local wines and enjoy the atmosphere.
No Image Vienna City Tour & Schonbrunn 2:45 PM (#1)
odays tour takes you into the cultural heart of Vienna with a drive along the famous Ringstrasse, the citys main boulevard. On this relaxing drive, youll see many splendid buildings of the Austrian Baroque period, including the Vienna State Opera House, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Natural History Museum, the Museumsquartier, The Hofburg Imperial Palace, which formerly served as the winter residence of the Habsburg royal family, Parliament, City Hall and the Burgtheater, Europes second-oldest operational theater after the Comédie Francaise. A visit to the beautiful staterooms of the UNESCO World Heritage Schönbrunn Palace is included as well. Afterward, return to the Vienna State Opera House, passing Belvedere Palace, the former summer residence of Prince Eugén, which houses the most precious Gustav Klimt collection in the world. Departs at 2:45 pm. Pick-up from hotel 45-60 minutes prior to departure. Drop-off to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 3.5 hours
No Image Vienna Woods & Mayerling Tour 9:45 AM (#4)
Today youll see the "Green Lungs" of Austria, the southern Vienna Woods. Venturing into a region of dense conifers, pines and firs, pass the Roman city of Baden, famous for its thermal springs. Continue through Helenental Valley to the former Mayerling hunting lodge, today a commemorative chapel, where Crown Prince Rudolph, together with Baroness Vetsera, died tragically in 1889. Visit the Cistercian Abbey of Heiligenkreuz with its medieval cloister and grave of the last Babenberger. The tour continues for the Seegrotte, passing the site where Franz Schubert composed "The Linden Tree" along the way. Here you will enjoy a relaxing boat ride on Europes largest subterranean lake before returning to Vienna. Departs at 9:45 a.m. Pick up from hotel approximately 30-45 minutes prior to departure time. The tour concludes at the Vienna State Opera House
No Image Viennese Serenade with dinner (#7) 7:15 PM
Begin the evening with a drive along the famous Ringstrasse, Viennas main boulevard, to the Viennese amusement park, the Prater. Upon arrival, enjoy a ride on the world-famous Risenrad (Giant Ferris Wheel) for scenic views of the city and park below. Afterwards, enjoy a special performance by members of the 1st Grinzinger Heurigenshow, as they sing and dance some of Viennas most famous operettas and songs. Following the performance, enjoy an evening meal with wine. Please note that when the Giant Ferris Wheel (Risenrad) is closed during the winter season (October 20 - March 31), you will travel instead to Cobenzl Hill for a glass of sparkling wine.
Wachau Sightseeing
No Image Beauties of the Wachau
Enjoy a guided tour of the historic Benedictine Abbey in Melk, considered one of the finest examples of Baroque architecture in Europe. On the tour you will have the opportunity to view the abbots chambers, the Kaisers walk and the library. Continue to Dürnstein, a quintessential village in the heart of the Wachau wine district, for a walking tour.
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