Day By Day Itinerary
DAY 01 : VIENNA
Arrive Vienna, meet with our representative and transfer to Hotel, check in and the rest of the time is free at your own. Austria’s capital is famous for its cultural events, imperial sights, coffee houses, cosy wine taverns, and the very special Viennese charm. Overnight stay at Hotel.
DAY 02 : HALF-DAY VIENNA CITY TOUR WITH ENTRANCE TO SCHONBRUNN PALACE
Reach at the meeting point to enjoy a 3.5-hour imperial heritage tour in Vienna. Drive along the Ringstrasse, Vienna’s most famous boulevard. Amaze yourself with famous Hundertwasser House, the Giant Ferris Wheel, Danube River and Belvedere Palace. Visit the number one attraction in Vienna – Schönbrunn Palace and get free time to stroll the gardens and Zoo on your own. Rest of the time at leisure. Overnight stay at Hotel.
DAY 03 : FULL DAY TOUR OF BUDAPEST
Visit Budapest – the “Paris of the East”. Explore the UNESCO World heritage sites including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue. Enjoy a day filled with historic and cultural impressions in a Budapest, that stands for the most important monuments of these flourishing and friendly two parts of the town: Buda and Pest, where the Castle Hill and the banks of the Danube are included in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, as well as Matthias Church, Fisherman´s Bastion, House of Parliament, St. Stephan´s Cathedral, the Opera, Heroes Square, Chain Bridge, Vajdahunyad and the Royal Palace. You will have also time for lunch and shopping. In the afternoon we will return to Vienna and your hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 04 : VIENNA - KREUZENSTEIN CASTLE- SALZBURG
Check out and transfer to Salzburg with a stopover at Kreuzenstein Castle. Kreuzenstein is a wonderfully absorbing place to visit. The Armoury consists of one of the largest private collections of weapons in Austria, while the Chapel is a magnificent example of medieval craftsmanship. Perhaps the most impressive being the Gothic altarpiece made from 47 original 15th century wooden shields and plates. The Knights' Hall, with its furniture and tapestries gives an intimate sense of the daily life of the men in shining armour during their golden age, and even more so the Prince's Room with its 500-year old bed complete with 'dream-board' for recording dreams and secret compartment for stashing jewels. Arrive Salzburg and check in to Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 05 : 5 FINGERS + HALLSTATT & SALZKAMMERGUT LAKES
Pick up from your hotel at 08:45 am (Tour duration 7-8 hrs) to start the journey travelling to Three spectacular highlights in one sightseeing tour: 5 of the most spectacular viewing platforms in Austria, “5 Fingers”, the picturesque Lakes and Mountains district “Salzkammergut” and the extraordinary village “Hallstatt” at Lake Hallstättersee. The UNESCO Cultural Heritage Committee wrote: “... nature of extraordinary beauty added to scientific import ...” Some guests say it is the most extraordinary lake village in the world. 5 FINGERS one of the most spectacular viewing platforms in Austria - On this tour you get the chance to go up not only to one but 5 of the most spectacular viewing platforms in Austria. Only 20 to 30 minutes easy hiking one way from the top of the cable car station are necessary for an unforgettable experience. THE WORLD FAMOUS "Salzkammergut" LAKES AND MOUNTAINS DISTRICT. On the way to 5 Fingers and Hallstatt we go through the famous Lakes and Mountains district "Salzkammergut" passing by also hotel Schloss Fushl and the headquarters of Red Bull. Our 1st photo stop is high over Lake Wolfgang and the Mozart village St. Gilgen. HALLSTATT – 7000 YEARS OF SALT MINING AND UNESCO HERITAGE SITE -Finally we will reach the extraordinary village Hallstatt at lake Hallstätter See. It is simply amazing how the houses were built between the mountains and the lake. 7000 years of salt mining and the findings of eminent historic import even gave a scientific epoch its name: The "Hallstatt period" with the "Hallstatt Culture". Together with the Dachstein region Hallstatt was declared an UNESCO Heritage site. Drop at the start point and transfer to Hotel at your own. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 06 : HALF DAY CITY TOUR OF SALZBURG WITH "THE SOUND OF MUSIC" HIGHLIGHTS
First will drive up to the mountain Plainberg fom where you will have a stunning view at the city of Salzburg and the surrounding mountain panorama, even to Germany/Bavaria. The city with the inner mountains Kapuzinerberg, Mönchsberg and Nonnberg and many of its outstanding buildings like the cathedral and the fortress will be at your feet surrounded by the big mountains Gaisberg, Hoher Göll, ntersberg, Stauffen. Visit Mirabell Palace, St Andrews Church, Church of the Holy Trinity. Christ Lutheran Church, New Mozarteum, Mozart Residence and other historical places of Salzburg. We will end the tour at the beginning of the pedestrian area. From there you can walk to the very heart of the old city where you will be presented so much beauty and magnificence within very close distance that it would go beyond the scope of this overview to list the highlights with remarks.
DAY 07 : SALZBURG - KONOPISTE CASTLE - FAIRY TALE CASTLE OF HLUBOKA - PRAGUE
Transfer from Salzburg to Prague by car by visiting the Konopiste Castle & Fairy Tale Castle of Hluboka. Visit Konopiste Castle - the last residence of famous Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria who was assassinated in Sarajevo in 1914 what triggered off the World War I. See the interiour including rooms of Franz's family, watch a bear in the castle's moat, peacocks in the rose garden and relax by strolling around. Break your journey and visit the fairy tale Castle of Hluboka - place owned by the Schwarzenberg family from 1661 and where they lived until the beginning of the World War II. Admire its elegant interiour including the representation rooms, wood carving decorations and strall through its pretty extensive park. Arrive Prague and Check into Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 08 : PRAGUE CITY TOUR WITH CRUISE & LUNCH
Reach at the meeting point and take a journey back in time to Prague Castle, built during the 9th century and commonly known as one of the largest castles in the world. On the trip there, you will see such New Town and Old Town Prague attractions as the National Theater, Rudolfinum, Powder Gate, Wenceslas Square, and the Dancing House. Hop off the bus and continue the rest of your day on foot. Once you reach Prague Castle, you will be treated to a three course meal at restaurant close to the Prague Castle. Lunch includes: soup, main dish – choose from chicken or vegetarian menu, and dessert. After lunch, your tour continues to Valdstejn, the most beautiful garden in Prague. You´ll also get the opportunity to explore the city´s Lesser Town, Kampa Island and Lennon´s wall. Cross over the Vltava River on the historic Charles Bridge. Soak in the incredible history and culture of Prague as you enjoy refreshments and travel in style down the Vltava on a river cruise. Walk by Palach´s Square and through Parizska Avenue and Prague´s Jewish Town, where your guide will share a local's knowledge of the area. Continue toward the Old Town Square to see the old Town Hall and the world-famous Astronomical Clock dating back to the 15th century. End your incredible day in front of the Estates Theater, which hosted the premiere of W.A. Mozart´s Don Giovanni opera! Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 09 : DEPARTURE
Check out and day is free till your transfer to the Prague Airport for your onward flight.