The Christmas Markets of Austria

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from $2215 Per Person

Starting: 11/27/2016

Through: 12/23/2016

# of Nights: 7

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Day Destination
1 Sunday - Vienna
2 Monday - Vienna
3 Tuesday - Vienna
4 Wednesday - Vienna to Salzburg
5 Thursday - Salzberg, Original Sound of Music Tour
6 Friday - Salzberg to Innsbruck
7 Saturday - Innsbruck
8 Sunday - Innsbruck to Munich Airport

Experience Includes:

  • 3 nights in Vienna at the Hotel Kaiserhof or similar
  • 2 nights in Salzburg at the Hotel & Villa Auersperg or similar
  • 2 nights in Innsbruck at the Grand Hotel Europa
  • Breakfast daily
  • Private transfers indicated in the itinerary
  • Welcome dinner in Vienna
  • Advent concert at St. Stephan´s Cathedral in Vienna
  • Sightseeing tours in Vienna and Salzburg
  • Private walking tour in Innsbruck
  • Train tickets: Vienna – Salzburg  Salzburg – Innsbruck  Innsbruck – Munich Airport
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Accommodations
City Nights Hotel
Vienna 3 Local Hotel
Salzburg 2 Local Hotel
Innsbruck 2 Local Hotel

Experience Includes:

  • 3 nights in Vienna at the Hotel Kaiserhof or similar
  • 2 nights in Salzburg at the Hotel & Villa Auersperg or similar
  • 2 nights in Innsbruck at the Grand Hotel Europa
  • Breakfast daily
  • Private transfers indicated in the itinerary
  • Welcome dinner in Vienna
  • Advent concert at St. Stephan´s Cathedral in Vienna
  • Sightseeing tours in Vienna and Salzburg
  • Private walking tour in Innsbruck
  • Train tickets: Vienna – Salzburg  Salzburg – Innsbruck  Innsbruck – Munich Airport
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Day Destination Experience
1 Sunday - Vienna

Welcome to Austria !  After clearing customs you’ll be met by your driver for your private transfer to your hotel.  The balance of your day is at leisure to explore the city. At 5:30PM, you’ll be taken to a charming restaurant for a 3 course welcome dinner.  After dinner, make your way to St. Stephan´s Cathedral for a very special Advent concert including Christmas songs in Vienna’s most visited attraction.

2 Monday - Vienna

Buffet breakfast at the hotel starts your day and then it’s off for a city tour including a visit to Schönbrunn Castle.  Enjoy a ride along the famous Ringstrasse and see the most important tourist attractions Vienna has to offer including the Vienna State Opera, the grand Hofburg Palace, the Museum of Art History and the Museum of Natural History and much more. The balance of the day is at leisure.

3 Tuesday - Vienna

Today, a full day to experience the Christmas Markets of Vienna. The popular Christkindlmarkt and the Christmas illumination in the Rathauspark is a must see and the Christmas Market at Spittelberg is one of the most popular.  Make your way to Schönbrunner Schlostrase and  enter the spacious square in front of the Schönbrunn Palacefor a truly magical market for hot wine punch and great shopping !

4 Wednesday - Vienna to Salzburg

Today you’re off to Salzburg, home of The Sound of Music. You’ll be met at your hotel and transferred to the train station for your direct train to Salzburg. Upon arrival, a private transfer has been arranged to your hotel. The balance of the day is yours to visit Salzburg’s Hellbrunn Christmas Market, dating back to the 15th Century !

5 Thursday - Salzberg, Original Sound of Music Tour

Enjoy breakfast before joining a Salzburg City and Sound of Music Tour! The impressive city tour brings you from Mirabell Palace through the Old City, passing the most famous music universities, The Mozart Museum and Mozart’s Residence. The hills are alive as you experience the beautiful landscapes where the opening scenes of the movie The Sound of Music were filmed. Visit all of theoriginal film settigns and just imagine being Julie Andrews, playing Maria von Trapp!  Learn about the historical and architectural landmarks of Salzburg as well as the Lake District while enjoying the highlights of the movie. Relax and listen to the Original Sound of Music soundtrack and of course feel free to sing-along !

6 Friday - Salzberg to Innsbruck

This morning a you’ll be met and transferred to the train station where you will depart for Innsbruck where, once again, a private transfer will take you to your hotel. The most wonderful time of the year is even better in Innsbruck. Festive Christmas markets entice visitors with delicious punch and local specialities, such as Kiachl – freshly baked farmers’ donuts served with sweet or savory toppings. The medieval streets are filled with the romantic glow of twinkling lights as  traditional Austrian brass bands play out from the towers and Advent concerts get visitors in the Christmas spirit and traditional Christmas specialties, such as delicious fruit breads and Christmas stollen, are waiting to be enjoyed.

7 Saturday - Innsbruck

Today you’ll depart on a private walking tour of Innsbruck.Innsbruck offers a unique mosaic of cultural history: the city has been shaped by the past but still continues to evolve with the times. Today, the magnificent and imperial historic buildings in the city centre meet attractive and groundbreaking modern landmarks. Several of Innsbruck’s buildings are world famous, for example the Bergisel Ski Jump by Zaha Hadid and the Golden Roof. You will see some city highlights such as the Imperial Palace and the Tirol Panorama Museum, as well as the Court Church, Ambras Castle, the City Tower, St. James’ Cathedral,  and Maria Theresien Street. The afternoon is yours to enjoy Innsbruck or you may wish to visit Swarovski Crystal Worlds one of the most unique places on earth !

8 Sunday - Innsbruck to Munich Airport

Buffet breakfast and then a Private transfer to train station for your departure to Munich Airport.

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Dates & Rates
$2215 Per Person Based on Double Occupancy
Program Valid From November 27th to December 23th 2016.