This tour takes you to some of the most interesting countries in the varied landscape of Eastern Europe. The journey starts in Vienna and takes you all the way up to the magnificent land of might Alps with its baroque architecture, imperial palaces, and snow-covered mountain tops. In your next destination, you will admire the pristine nature of the Danube River while on a cruise. Furthur in Prague, you will marvel at the grandeur of the city and travel through time visiting the historic monuments and the city’s important museums. You’ll stop by the most picturesque town to see its timeless castles and churches. At Salzburg, we take you past the picturesque Bavarian Alps, to experience the underground salt mines and tour this beautiful city. This trip is lined with an exciting wilderness experience and seasoned with good food if you must try the local cuisine. Prepare for a journey for all the senses.
Trip in a Nutshell:
Vienna - City tour of Vienna, Hofburg Castle, Schmetterlinghaus, Vienna State Opera, Parliament Building, Town Hall, St. Stephan’s Cathedral, Danube Tower, Belvedere Castle and Mozart Memorial, Schonbrunn Palace.
Budapest - City tour, Chain Bridge, Hungarian Parliament, Central Market Hall, St.Stephen’s Basilica and Hungarian State Opera House, Hungarian Parliament, Central Market Hall, St.Stephen’s Basilica and Hungarian State Opera House, Danube River cruise.
Bratislava - Slovak National Theatre, St.Michael’s Tower, St. Martin’s Cathedral, Bratislava Castle and Parliament.
Prague - City tour, Old Town Square, Republic Square, Charles Bridge, Municipal House, Wenceslas Square and National Museum, Prague Castle, Pilsner Brewery. Cesky Krumlov - City tour, Church of St. Vitus, Cesky Krumlov Castle
Salzburg - City tour, Hallein Salt Mines, Seegrotte, Giant Ferris Wheel.
Arrive in Vienna. Check into hotel for stay overnight. There is a lot untold under the lid. The Imperial Palaces, solemn streetscapes, traces of Art everywhere, heart-rending music left behind by Mozart and Beethoven, unique coffee house traditions and treasured-museums makes Vienna a classic pick.
This morning after breakfast, take a guided city tour of Vienna visiting, Hofburg Castle, the former Imperial Palace, has good collection of Royal belongings in each room like crockery and cutlery and many such artefacts. Next, head to Schmetterlinghaus, a butterfly farm with a variety of butterflies species, flowers and nice decorations. See the fables sights of Vienna such as the Vienna State Opera, a gorgeous building from inside and out, the Parliament Building, the place of the political life of the country that reminds an Ancient Greek architectural style. The Vienna Town Hall, an enormous building famed for its architecture and the visual treat in the night. It gets more attractive during the time of Christmas with shops lined up, ice skating events and ballroom dancing. See St. Stephan’s Cathedral and Danube Tower, has beautiful lawns and parks to relax. See Belvedere Castle and Mozart Memorial. Next, visit the Schonbrunn Palace. After lunch depart Vienna and drive to Budapest for stay overnight.
Take a guided city tour of Budapest visiting Chain Bridge, Hungarian Parliament, Central Market Hall, St.Stephen’s Basilica and Hungarian State Opera House. Visit the Fisherman’s Bastion and break for lunch. Later half of the day, take the Budapest-Szentendre Danube River cruise. Dinner and overnight in Budapest. Hungarians know how to eat. The Central Market Hall is a busy market to get fresh fruits, veggies, spices, meat and fish and great option on food to choose from. Fisherman’s Bastion is a wonderful landmark with amazing Ottoman architecture and Gothic churches, offering great views of Budapest from the top.
Today, drive to Bratislava for a guided city tour visiting Slovak National Theatre, St.Michael’s Tower, St. Martin’s Cathedral, Bratislava Castle and Parliament. After lunch depart Bratislava and drive to Prague for stay overnight. Slovak National Theatre has gorgeous interiors with cultural concerts resonating throughout the building. Bratislava Castle is more of a museum; either hop on a bus or take a nice walk uphill for 360 degree views of the city and the Danube River.
Go on a guided Prague city tour featuring Old Town Square, Republic Square, Charles Bridge, Municipal House, Wenceslas Square and the National Museum. Next, visit Prague Castle and break for lunch. Second half of the day, visit the Pilsner Brewery. Dinner and overnight in Prague.
After breakfast drive to Cesky Krumlov. Proceed for a city tour including Church of St. Vitus, an important landmark of the town and a lovely place to visit, followed by Cesky Krumlov Castle. Have lunch and drive to Salzburg for stay overnight. .
After breakfast proceed for a guided city tour of Salzburg. After lunch visit the Hallein Salt Mines. Dinner and overnight in Salzburg.
After breakfast drive to Vienna. Visit Seegrotte, Europe’s largest underground cave. After lunch proceed for a ride on the Giant Ferris Wheel. Transfer to Airport to board flight back home.
Austria is a landlocked, German-speaking, Alpine country, very close to Switzerland, surrounded by beautiful mountains and valleys. Austria is very much a haven of tranquility, renowned for its historic cities, picturesque villages and plethora of hike-options in the Alps. The country is a melting pot of contemporary and historic architecture. Austria is loved for the sheer diversity of activities and leisure it offers. One day you’re tackling rapids on the mighty Alps, the next you beeline to imperial Vienna. With mountains, glaciers, valleys, and meadows, Austria invites the most adventurous. Winter is reserved for the ones seeking to ski and snowboard in the mighty Alps while summer calls for an adrenaline-thumping white water rafting and quiet canoeing in the glacial rivers.
The country leaves you retrospecting the musical history and the big names of Music- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Josef Haydn, Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Johann Strauss, Johannes Brahms, and Gustav Mahler, among countless others. It continues to be a lively city hosting many renowned events held every year - Salzburg Festival and Bregenzer Festspiele, is the most famous. From a culinary perspective, there is more to sample than the Schnitzels and Dumplings.
Vienna, the capital city of Austria, is located on the Northeastern side of the country, with incredible architecture at every turn. It is famously called the city of music. The country is brimful with baroque streetscapes and imperial palaces embellished with intriguing history to be amazed. Vienna lures travelers in search of exotic baroque palaces, starting from The Hofburg palace complex, Schloss Belvedere and the 300 years of enduring architecturally unique 1441-room summer residence, Schloss Schönbrunn, make for a picturesque viewing with highlights including 19th century neo-Gothic Rathaus (City Hall). One of the Hofburg's time-worn museums is the Kunsthistorisches Museum, housing the imperial art collection. The city’s coffee house culture is very much alive when the city lights are strong, serving delicious cakes which reveals a striking modern message of that the Viennese way of living is vibrant and epicurean.
‘Mozart lived here’ is a perfect way to introduce Salzburg. Its old town (Altstadt) is mesmerizing at any time of the year, but in the winter when the snow falls, it is transformed into a wonderland of Icy delights. The magical dusting of snow on the Salzach River, is a novel draw for the tourists who await a seasonal deluge of snowflakes, although the lake’s classic beauty means it can become crowded at the best of times when the river is fast flowing. Simply walking around is the best way to appreciate the city’s allure, including the Domes, spires, clifftop fortress, the manicured parks and the skyline with golden hues as far as the eye can see.