Vienna and Salzburg

Austria is a wonderfully uncomplicated place to visit located in the heart of Europe. It is a country of contrasts boasting sophisticated cities crammed with culture-seeking tourists as well as epic Alpine scenery and snowy slopes brimming with skiers. Get the best of Vienna and Salzburg following the footsteps of Mozart and the Trapp family.

The capital city of Austria, Vienna ranks as a top international meeting destination.
Viennese wine taverns are called “Heurige “and they reflect the cozy atmosphere along with Viennese wines, delicious food and sometimes live music. Many composers have lived and worked in this beautiful city including Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Johann Strauss senior and junior, Johannes Brahms, Richard Strauss, Alban Berg and many more. The fourth biggest city of Austria and the capital of the Federal State of Salzburg will charm you with its Baroque architecture of the Altstadt (the city centre), many churches and the small distance to its Alpine surroundings.

Day 1
Arrive Vienna

  • Arrive in Vienna followed by transfer to the hotel
  • Arrive at the Hotel followed by Check-in
  • Evening at your own leisure
  • Overnight stay at the hotel

Day 2

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Proceed for Vienna Sightseeing tour with Schonbrunn Palace
    (Regular and private options available):
    Our sightseeing tour starts at the Operngasse 8 and takes you to the Ringstrasse boulevard, where you pass many popular tourist attractions.
    First take a look at the impressive Vienna State Opera. It is home to the famous “Opera Ball” which takes place every year. Not far from the Opera, the grand Hofburg Palace is located, the former winter residence of the imperial family.
    Next you will see the monumental buildings of the Museum of Art History and the Museum of Natural History. Further sights on our tour are the neoclassical Parliament, the acclaimed Burgtheater and the striking City Hall.
    Guided tour of Schloss Schönbrunn On arrival at Schönbrunn Palace our guided tour starts at once, so no need to wait for Austria’s most popular tourist
    attraction! The former imperial summer residence is a listed World Heritage Site and attracts millions of people from all over the world every year.
    We visit the historic state-rooms and see how the imperial family once lived. Afterwards you have time to take a stroll through the palace gardens or enjoy a cup of original Viennese coffee and a piece of delicious apple strudel.
  • Afternoon and evening at your own leisure
  • Overnight stay at the hotel

Day 3

  • After breakfast proceed to enjoy a piece of Vienna at the SACHER ECK
    At the Hotel Sacher, time never stands still. A fact that is impressively displayed in seven new suites on the bel étage, the new Sacher Eck and the new Sacher Confiserie.
    There is a lot going on behind the imperial facades of the Sacher Hotel in Vienna. In 2017, the owner family embarks on an ambitious journey of carefully renovating seven suites on the bel étage, creating 150 additional seats at the new Sacher Eck – which now spreads over two floors – as well as presenting a completely new concept for the Sacher Confiserie. “Managing a hotel is a permanent process of renewal,” assert Reiner Heilmann and Armie-Angélique
    Weinberger, the two hotel managers at the Sacher hotels in Vienna and Salzburg. “Our guests expect the best – not only from our employees but from the hotels themselves.”
    The new Sacher Eck spreads over two floors, allowing for even more space to enjoy a glass of wine or delicious Sacher treats. On the newly created first floor, guests enjoy cosy seats, welcoming séparées and a magnificent view over the Philharmonikerstraße to the Vienna State Opera.
    The new Sacher Confiserie impresses with majestic white marble and the introduction of a new sales concept that focuses on visual and tactile experiences for the customers.
    A Piece of Vienna – The Original Sacher-Torte has been the most famous cake in the world since 1832 and the original recipe remains a well-kept secret of our hotel. Only the Original Sacher-Torte is produced according to this original recipe. The basis of the entire confection is a chocolate cake, thinly coated by hand with best-quality apricot jam. The chocolate icing on top of it is the crowning glory.
    It tastes best with a portion of unsweetened whipped cream.
  • In the evening, attend the Mozart and Strauss Concert.
  • Overnight stay at the hotel

Day 4
Vienna - Salzburg

  • Breakfast at the hotel, Check out of the hotel
  • Transfer to the train station for train to Salzburg
  • Arrive in Salzburg, hotel check-in, day at your own leisure
  • Overnight at the hotel

Day 5

  • Breakfast at the hotel then proceed to a Salzburg City tour and Mozart Residence (regular and private options available)
  • This tour is the best way to see all the important sights of the city within 2.5 hrs: Mirabell Palace, Mozarteum (University of Music), Marionette Theatre, Mozart’s Residence, Trinity Church, Hellbrunn Palace (short stop), Palace of Frohnburg, Nonnberg Abbey, Siegmund‘s Gate, Festival Halls, Horse Bath, Getreidegasse, Blasius Church. Incl. Entrance to Mozart’s Residence.
  • Overnight at the hotel

Day 6

  • At your own leisure

Day 7

  • Breakfast at the hotel. Proceed for the Sound of Music Tour (regular and private options available)
  • Relive with us the making-of the‚ ‘Sound of Music’ movie in and around Salzburg. This tour, which has been Salzburg’s most popular tour since 1967, is a combination of both historical Salzburg and the breath-taking Lakes and Mountains region.
    We will show you many of the film locations from the ‘Sound of Music’ and share not only background stories of the movie but also the history and culture of the region. Find out with us whether the hills of Salzburg truly are alive with the ‘Sound of Music’ as you listen to the original movie Soundtrack along the way.
    The route the tour takes includes:
    Mirabell Gardens: Shown in many scenes including where Maria and the children sang ‘Do-Re-Mi’.
    The Gazebo: Where Rolf and Liesl sang ‘Sixteen Going on Seventeen’ and Maria and the Baron sang ‘Something Good’.
    Palace of Leopoldskron: This historical palace and its ground provided many filming locations including the lake where the boating scene took place.
    Nonnberg Abbey: This historical abbey was used both in the movie and the true story. In real life Maria and the Baron where married here in 1927.
    St. Gilgen/Lake Wolfgang: This picturesque area was featured in the opening sequence of the movie. The village of St. Gilgen is situated directly across from the famous Schafberg mountain.
    Church of Mondsee: The Sound of Music Wedding Church. This historical church of Mondsee was the location of the movie wedding between Maria and the Baron.
  • Overnight at the hotel

Day 8
Salzburg - Vienna

  • Breakfast at the hotel, followed by check out. Extras to be settled directly.
  • Transfer to Salzburg train station to take the train back to Vienna.
  • Arrive in Vienna, hotel check-in. Evening at your own leisure.
  • Overnight at the hotel

Day 9
Vienna Departure

  • Breakfast at the hotel, followed by check out. Extras to be settled directly.
  • Transfer to Salzburg train station to take the train back to Vienna.
  • Arrive in Vienna, hotel check-in. Evening at your own leisure.
  • Overnight at the hotel