Exploring Austria and Czech Republic

Salzburg – Innsbruck – Vienna – Prague
11 Nights/12 Days

  • Best Time To Visit

    The best time to visit Czech Republic is any time between June and September, unless you are planning on heading to the ski slopes, in which case December to March is better.The climate condition of Austria is moderate and offering perfect weather condition throughout the year. For those looking for light rainfall and sunshine June to September is a perfect time to plan a trip to the country. The adrenaline junkies who want to enjoy the thrill of winter sports should visit Austria between November and March. Otherwise, April to November is the best time to visit is one is seeking perfect weather condition with many festivals being held at the time. Make sure to carry clothing according to the weather condition.

The Czech Republic, in Central Europe, is a country that’s known for its ornate castles, native beers and long history. Prague, the capital, is home to grand 9th-century Prague Castle, a preserved medieval old town and statue-lined Charles Bridge. Český Krumlov, a small town in the South Bohemia region, is notable for its wealth of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque buildings, many of which house restaurants and shops.

Currency

Euro (EUR) and Czech Crown (czk)

Official languages

German, English, Hungarian, Slovenian,Czech

Time Difference

India is 4 hours and 30 minutes ahead of Austria and Czech Republic.

ARRIVE SALZBURG

Day 1

Arrive on Salzburg airport and Transfer will be provided to Hotel.Day on your own to relax and unwind.

MOZART CITY TOUR,LAKES AND MOUNTAINS

Day 2

After breakfast at the hotel,Proceed for a Mozart City Tour and Lakes and Mountains .Enjoy an interesting tour of Salzburg and discover the beauty and contrasting scenery of the picturesque Austrian countryside.The first part of the tour starts at Mirabell Palace. Next we pass by Mozarteum and the Marionette Theatre. Further along we see the County Theatre, Mozart’s Residence and Trinity Church. We cross the river Salzach and pass the Law Courts on our way to Hellbrunn Palace having a short stop here. Returning to Salzburg we pass by Frohnburg Palace, Nonnberg Abbey, the Neutor tunnel, the Horsepon and St. Blasius church before we reach Mozart square. The second part of the tour starts at Afternoon. from Salzburg Sightseeing Office and shows you the scenic surroundings of the city of Salzburg. In St. Gilgen we see the birthplace of Mozarts’ mother. Enjoy the atmosphere in St. Wolfgang with the renowned White Horse Inn, where we admire the church with it’s famous altar and where we have a boat trip across St Wolfgang lake during summer period. We also shortly stop in Mondsee on our return.

HALLSTATT TOUR

Day 3

Breakfast at the hotel.Spend a half day with history and culture in Austria’s scenic Salzkammergut Lake District. Travelling directly from Salzburg to Hallstatt, our route will take us past Gosau, Russbach and Abtenau. As we pass by Gosau, enjoy great views of Dachstein. Let the unique charm of this historic town bewitch you. Take this opportunity to visit the famous Beinhaus (Charnel House) with its painted skulls. After a sufficient amount of time in Hallstatt, we will continue to Bad Ischl which still holds remnants of the time when it was used as a summer home by Emperor Franz Josef s imperial court. Spend a relaxing moment or two walking around the town centre, passing the Spa Centre, Lehar Theatre, local museum or perhaps enjoying one of the famous coffee houses, for example Cafe Zauner. On the return journey we travel back through the lake area on route to Salzburg.

BAVARIAN ALPS TOUR

Day 4

After breakfast,morning on your own. Afternoon suggest a picturesque tour to the Bavarian Alps.Leaving Salzburg passing by Hellbrunn we cross the German border. Driving past the Salt mines our first stop will be at the King’s Lake , Konigssee, known as ‘The prettiest lake in Germany’ and part of the Berchtesgaden National Park. Enjoy this short break to marvel at the scenery, the Bavarian mountains towering above you and proving a magnificent backdrop to the lake. We then drive to the town of Berchtesgaden, nestled in the foothills of the surrounding mountains. Enjoy your free time strolling around the centre, historical buildings, churches and perhaps a local speciality or two! Returning back to the centre of Salzburg in the late afternoon.

SALZBURG –INNSBRUCK – VIENNA

Day 5

After breakfast, proceed to the station to take a day trip to Innsbruck.Arrive Innsbruck. Suggest a cable car ride to Hungerburg.Take the cable car from Innsbruck to Hungerburg. The journey starts 560 m above sea level directly near the old town of Innsbruck with its historical buildings. Planned and designed by the star architect Zaha Hadid, the cable car with its extraordinary stations sets international benchmarks in modern architecture. Enjoy a wonderful view of the landscape.After the cable car journey,  take a walking city tour.A short walking tour that gives opportunity for those who have little time to follow the main events in Innsbruck’s history and see as many highlights as possible. By taking this walking tour you will get a first impression about history, art and the city’s main attractions, such as the old town, the Golden Roof, St.Jacobs Cathedral, Hofburg Palace and Hofkirche.After the tour, return back to Salzburg in the evening.Transfer to the station to proceed to the final destination, Vienna.Arrive Vienna and transfer to the hotel.Day on your own to explore .Later in the day you can visit the Giant Ferris wheel for a ride.

VIENNA CITY TOUR

Day 6

This city tour will introduce you to the the most important sights of the Austrian capital. As we drive around the famous ‘Ringstrasse’, Vienna’s main boulevard, we pass by the State Opera, the Museums of Fine Art and Natural History, the Parliament building, the Burgtheater (National Theatre), the City Hall and the University. The highlight of this programme is the visit to Schonbrunn Palace where we take a tour of some of the most magnificently decorated rooms. We return to the city centre, passing by Belvedere Palace, where you will have the opportunity to end your tour, or you can choose to continue to the State Opera House, where the tour ends.

Vienna Woods and Mayerling

Day 7

A half-day excursion which shows you the most beautiful sights of the southern part of the Vienna Woods. Passing the Roman City of Baden which is famous for its thermal springs, we drive through the romantic valley Helenental to the former Mayerling hunting lodge, (visit of memorial chapel), where Crown Prince Rudolph together with Baronesse Vetsera tragically died in 1889. In the Cistercian Abbey of Heiligenkreuz (1133) you visit the medieval cloister which houses the remains of the last Babenberger. We then pass the Holdrichsmuhle and arrive at the Seegrotte. After a boat ride on the largest subterranean lake in Europe you leave the Vienna Woods and return to Vienna.

VIENNA – PRAGUE

Day 8

After breakfast, transfer to the station for onward destination to Prague.Arrive Prague and transfer to hotel.Afternoon to relax and unwind.Experience the beauty of Prague at night with a friendly and experienced guide. You will spend 2 hours enjoying the views and the lights of the National Theatre, Prague Castle, and other major sites. You’ll also watch a dazzling water and light show followed by music at Krizik s Fountain. Visitors come to the fountain to see the shooting streams of water that are illuminated in color and timed to the music of Smetana and Dvorak as well as Mercury, Vangelis, and Lloyd and more.The Light Fountain became a unique and popular sensation of the Exposition the 100 years ago. Today, one of the most notable structures of Prague’s Exhibition graunds remains one of the greatest tourist attractions of the hundred-spired Prague. An amphitheatre has grown up in the close vicinity of the fountain.

PRAGUE CITY TOUR

Day 9

After breakfast, proceed on a tour of Prague city.See the most of Prague during a six and a half hour bus, boat and walking tour. We begin at the Wenceslas Square where we board on an air-conditioned bus with tour guide and drive around the most significant places in Prague (such as the National Museum and the Dancing House), eventually reaching the dominant of the city, the Prague Castle. From there, we will continue on foot down to the Lesser Town, Kampa Island, Charles Bridge, Old Town with the Astronomical Clock and the Jewish Quarter. Finally, we will enjoy the view of Hradcany, the National Theatre and other Prague gems during a boat cruise through the Vltava river. This tour ends at the Dvorak Riverside in the vicinity of the Cech Bridge.

TOUR TO CESKY KRUMLOV

Day 10

Enjoy a day out to the picturesque medieval town of Cesky Krumlov,which has been part of the UNESCO cultural and natural heritage since 1992, is situated in Southern Bohemia, nestled in beautiful countryside with scattered ponds and lovely views along the Vltava river. In the historical centre of the town there are over 300 historical houses and the second largest castle in the Czech Republic with magnificent baroque gardens. The castle used to be a seat of important and famous noble families – Rosenbergs, Eggenbergs and Schwarzenbergs. It is there you will see a unique theatre with a rotating auditorium. The oldest baroque theatre in the world is part of the castle as well. The historical city centre preser- ved its medieval atmosphere and picturesque narrow streets where you will find lovely little shops with handmade souvenirs. The price includes pick up at your hotel, trip guide, a visit with a local guide to the interior of the castle (inside you will see historical furniture, tapestries, weapons, paintings and the famous golden carriage) and lunch in a local tavern. We wish you an unforgettable adventure.

DAY ON YOUR OWN IN PRAGUE

Day 11

After enjoying breakfast, spend the rest of the day at leisure.

PRAGUE

Day 12

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for flight back to India

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