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Austria & Hungary

  • Salzburg, Vienna, Budapest8 days
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Relax and enjoy a romantic and leisurely trip to three of Europe’s fascinating imperial jewels. Start in Salzburg, Mozart’s birthplace and former home of the singing Von Trapp Family, on to romantic Vienna to see the opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, and finally, Budapest in medieval Bratislava where spas are in abundance and where Lake Balaton and its volcanic hills produce lovely mineralic wines from small family-operated cellars. This is a tour for the romantic at heart.

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Lake Balaton is affectionately known as the ‘Hungarian Sea’ and is surrounded by beautiful vineyards that overlook the lake. You can enjoy sunbathing by the lake or take a stroll in the countryside that is full of Rolling Meadows of wildflowers, winding streams, tiny villages and patches of vineyards – romance at its best.

Mountains & lakes, spas & wine:

Enjoy the crisp and aromatic white wines from the Balat on Lake Area of Hungary. This is home to the indigenous grape called ‘keknyelu’ that has been resurrected by a few dedicated winemakers here.

Visit a local organic farm near Salzburg whilst enjoying a traditional feast of local dishes and wine.

Take a guided coach tour out to the pretty mountainside village of Mondsee near Salzburg and see the wedding church from the ‘Sound of Music’

Places covered 8 Days
  • Day 1&2 Salzburg – lakes and mountains
  • Day 3&4 Vienna, sightseeing and attractions
  • Day 5-7 Budapest – spa & baths – Lake Balaton and wine tour
  • Day 8 Depart
  • Days Details
  • 1&2 Salzburg – lakes and mountains Art lovers call Salzburg the Golden City of High Baroque; historians refer to it as the Florence of the North, or the German Rome; and music lovers know it as the Festival City - birthplace of Mozart and home of the world-famous Mozart Festival. Several beautiful castles and palaces dot the city. While Salzburg is a visual pageant of Baroque motifs, music is the element that shapes the life of the city. It is heard everywhere, in churches, castles, palaces, and, of course, concert halls. Visit the Salzburg Museum housed in the baroque Neue Residenz palace and take a fascinating trip through Salzburg’s past. Learn all about Mozart and his family at the Mozart-Wohnhaus museum where the family lived and where Mozart composed works such as the Shepherd King. On to Mozart’s Geburtshaus, where his son was born, and where there is an interesting collection of instruments, documents and portraits. The hills are alive in an original ‘Sound of Music Tour’. Enjoy a day trip visiting the breathtaking landscapes and locations where the famous musical was filmed. The guide will show highlights of the film and also the historical and architectural landmarks in the city, as well as part of the picturesque Lake District. You will stop in Mondsee for about an hour where you will have free time to explore Mondsee Cathedral and the setting of the famous wedding in the film between Maria and Captain von Trapp. Explore this beautiful Austrian town at leisure and stop at Mrs. Brown’s café to taste the best ‘crisp apple strudel’ in town! Take a tour out to the stunning scenery of the Lake District of Salzkammergut, where Salzburg’s Prince Archbishops held royal hunts and the Austrian Franz Joseph and his family spent their summer vacations. Pass by gorgeous Lake Fuschi with Castle Fuschi, now a luxury hotel, on its shores. Explore the little town of St. Gilgen where Mozart’s mother was born, and enjoy a short boat ride to St. Wolfgang. Here you will find extraordinary beauty in abundance, as well as the famous pilgrimage church with its carved gothic winged altar by Michael Pacher. Enjoy picturesque scenes during the return trip, passing Lake Krottensee,Huttenstein Castle, the shoreline of Lake Mondsee and the town of Mondsee, with its famous old monastery.
  • 3 & 4 Vienna, sightseeing and attractions Take a walk around the Innere Stadt, Vienna’s medieval heart, it’s an ideal way to spend a morning or an afternoon. Explore the twisting streets, it’s here that you’ll find the iconic 10th century Stefansdom Cathedral and the shops that line the pedestrian-only Graben. Stop at one of the many restaurants and coffee houses fora coffee and pastry they are centerpieces of the culture here, in fact, sample them at Café Central, one of the city’s most famous coffeehouses The Ringstrasse, a grand circular boulevard built in the late 19th century, surrounds Innere Stadt. Here you will find Vienna’s most famous sights, including the MuseumsQuartier complex, the Rathaus (Old City Hall), and the Staatsoper (State Opera House). Take a scenic look at Vienna on the Ring Tram, it’s a continuous hop-on, hop-off Guided tour of the Ringstrasse with video screens and commentary that stops at 13 stations.A tour of Schloss Schonbrunn focuses on the palace itself especially the Habsburg residents. Wander through the grand rooms and learn all about the habits and quirks of Austria’s famous family. Of the 1441 rooms within the palace, 40 are open to the public. Nothing symbolises the culture and heritage of Austria more than its Hofburg (Imperial Palace). The Habsburgs were based here for over six centuries. You will be bowled over the size and architectural beauty and diversity of this palace that was added to over the centuries by the new rulers.
  • 5-7 Budapest – spa & baths – Lake Balaton and wine tour Budapest lies on the geological fault separating the Buda Hills from the Great Plain and more than 30,000 cubic metres of warm mineral water gush daily from more than 100 thermal springs. ‘Taking the waters’ at one of the city’s many spas and swimming pools is a real Budapest experience. Try the Szechenyi Baths with its dozen thermal baths and five swimming pools. Or relax with a soak in the ‘cathedral like’ art nouveau Gellert Baths, open to both men and women in separate sections. Soothe those joints with the warm water that ranges in temperature from 26ºC to 38ºC. The Rudas Baths have recently been renovated and date back to 1566. Lie back and enjoy relaxing in the octagonal pool, looking up at the beautiful domed cupola with coloured glass and towering columns. Or ‘take to the waters’ at the Lukacs baths – housed in asprawling 19th century complex, these baths are popular with keen spa goers. Take in St. Stephen’s Basilica – Budapest’s neoclassical cathedral, and the Great Synagogue – the largest Jewish house of worship in the world outside New York City. Stroll through Memento Park, home to almost four dozen statues, busts and plaques of Lenin, Marx, Bela Kun and ‘heroic’ workers. Enjoy a coffee and pastry at Gerbeaud, located on the northern side of Pest’s busiest square, and dating back to 1858. It has been the most fashionable meeting place for the city’s elite size 1870. Dine at a local restaurant and sample some superb traditional Hungarian fare such as ‘suckling mangalica’ (a pork dish) with savoy cabbage, or ‘braised kid with polenta’, or go for the more well known dishes such as goulash or stuffed cabbage. Take a wine tour out to the beautiful Lake Balaton region, known as the ‘Hungarian Sea’ – this has long been a favourite Hungarian holiday destination. The day wine tours take you on a tour of the wineries; you will meet the winemakers and sample traditional food of artisanal cheese and cured meats as well as a tasting of the local wines.
  • 8 Depart
€ 1,800 per person (Prices are in Euros and exclude international flights)
Price Per Person in Twin Sharing Accomodation
(Prices are in Euros and exclude international flights)

All rates mentioned are an approximate price per person on a twin-sharing basis, and are based on a minimum of 4-6 adults travelling together. Rates are subject to change based on the number of passengers and the time of year. (Flights, visas, travel insurance, lunches & dinners, personal expenses not included. There may be some itinerary activities not included also – please ask).

Inclusions :

- Traditional ,Boutique or Heritage accommodation where possible or Quality accommodation (on a twin-sharing basis) in centrally located 4*Hotels .

-Meals – breakfast in all destinations

- Internal Travel by rail - ferries - coach as applicable

-Guided sightseeing excursions as per the itinerary

-First arrival and last departure transfers

Most Holidays are based on Independent Travel . Holidays could be Customised to your requirements and you could choose to upgrade to Selfdrive or Exclusively Private basis .

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Capture summer magic in the lakes and mountains of Austria & Italy or take an iconic spring rail tour for a combination city and culture break. Walk in Slovenia’s Tatras mountains in the summer, and enjoy Slovakia’s rich medieval culture & charming rural landscapes from May to August. Not forgetting the stunning winter skiing in the Carpathian mountains as well as the magnificent Swiss & Austrian Alps. Add to this city breaks galore in Germany, Hungary & Poland, with spring Rhine cruises, year-round Budapest spas, and summer Polish cultural tours - central Europe is a must-visit destination all year-round.

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