Day 1 : Mozart Concert with Typical Viennese Dinner
Arrive at 12:55 hrs, collect luggage and after clearing immigration please look for the driver holding your signage. 14:00 hrs – Depart from Airport to Hotel 14:30 hrs – 14:45 hrs Reach Hotel and check in at the hotel 17:45 hrs – Pick up from Hotel Reception and drop to the starting point The evening begins with a traditional Viennese evening dinner at the restaurant "Augustinerkeller". After dinner, we take you to an exceptional concert of classical music of Austria`s most famous composer - Wolfang Amadeus Mozart. The Vienna Mozart Orchestra performs the concert in historical costumes. Their repertoire includes well-known arias from Don Giovanni, the Marriage of Figaro, the Magic Flute and further pieces by the child genius. So you can enjoy the music at home, we present you with a CD of the Vienna Mozart Orchestra free of charge worth 19 €. Meeting point Restaurant „Augustinerkeller“, Augustinerstraße 1, 1010 Vienna Concert location Musikverein metro lines U1/U2/U4, station Karlsplatz, Vienna State Opera metro lines U1/U2/U4, station Karlsplatz or Konzerthaus metro line U4, station Stadtpark Enjoy a dinner in the restaurant "Augustinerkeller" and listen to a wonderful concert of classical music of Austria's most famous composer - Mozart Highlights • Dinner at a Viennese restaurant • Concert of the Vienna Mozart Orchestra • Historical ambience & costumes Inclusions • Dinner • Concert • Free hotel pick-up from selected hotels • Free CD of the Vienna Mozart Orchestra - worth 19 €
Day 2 : Full Day Explore Vienna through a Hop on Hop off tour + Boat Ride b Schonbrunn Palace Entrance ticket Includes. c Giant Ferry Wheel Entrance ticket
1. Hop on Hop off tour + Boat Ride Get a quick overview of Vienna’s most popular sights with our HOP ON HOP OFF ticket inclusive a city walking tour and boat ride Highlights • Up to 6 routes and 50 stops • Short waiting times at the stops • Free WIFI on all buses • Extra kids' channel in German & English • Guided walk of the city center • Boat ride on the Danube or the Danube Canal Inclusions • All HOP ON HOP OFF lines RED, BLUE, GREEN, YELLOW & in summer GREY and ORANGE LINE • Audio guide on the bus • Guided walking tour in German & English • Boat ride with the DDSG Blue Danube 2. Schonbrunn Palace Entrance ticket Includes- • Grand Tour of the Palace with audioguide • Crown Prince Garden: Take a stroll under the shady pergola walks • Maze & Labyrinth: Fun, games and relaxation for children and adults • Orangery Garden: Relax in the historical garden • Gloriette with viewing terrace: Fantastic panoramic view of Vienna 3. Giant Ferry Wheel Entrance ticket
Day 3 : Full day tour of Bratislava with Bus and Boat
07:45 hrs – Pick up from the hotel lobby for the tour Not very far from Vienna lies Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, which has a lovely historical city centre. Bus transfer from Vienna to Bratislava will be by modern travel coach. After arriving in Bratislava, our tour guide walks through the pedestrian area of the inner city. You will see numerous sights, such as the beautiful National Theatre, the Michael’s Gate, the old City Hall and the impressive Maximilian Fountain. The journey back will be by modern high-speed catamaran along the unspoiled river landscape of the Danube. On this day tour you will not only see numerous tourist attractions of the city but also do a boat tour with a modern catamaran Highlights • Guided walk of the historic centre of Bratislava • Free time for shopping or relaxing • Boat tour back to Vienna by modern catamaran - the Twin City Liner Inclusions • Guided walking tour • Boat tour • Free hotel pick-up from selected hotels Exclusions • Lunch
Check out and take a taxi to the train station Train details – Arrive at Ljubljana and take a taxi to the hotel Check in at the hotel 14:30 hrs – Walking tour of Ljubljana – 03 hours – Entrance ticket for Castle with Funicular ticket included Ljubljana Ljubljana, the charming capital of Slovenia is one of its top 3 attractions, and it is a perfect base to enjoy any day trips in Slovenia. Explore its medieval old town and the old Roman ruins, admire the river banks and bridges of the Ljubljanica river, and take the funicular up to Ljubljana castle for great views of the city and the Alps. Relax in Tivoli park and in the numerous restaurants and cafés where people of all ages meet. Marvel in the architectural beauties, marked by influences of neighbouring Italian and Viennese styles of the previous centuries. Ljubljana river Admire Ljubljana from a different perspective on a boat tour that will take you through the old town of Ljubljana, under the bridges and upstream to the point where Ljubljanica river splits into two - the river and the canal. That area is called "Špica" and it is a popular spot for Ljubljana locals to escape the streets into a greener area of Ljubljanica river banks. Perhaps spot some of the animals that live on the river, the ducks or even nutrias, sometimes called little beavers. See the works on the river banks of the famous Slovenian architect, Jože Plečnik, who also designed the famous Three Bridges. Ljubljana Castle Ljubljana castle with documented origins from as early as the 12th century makes one of Ljubljana's most prominent sights. Accessible on a funicular, it is a magnificent point to see Ljubljana from above. Today a popular spot among tourists as well as locals hosts an abundance of events throughout the year.
Day 5 : Full day Alpine Lakes – Bled and Bohinj Tour
Between 0800 am - 0900 am This day trip takes you to Lake Bled, one of the most popular tourist attractions in Slovenia. Enjoy the marvellous views of the lake from Bled castle, one of Slovenia’s oldest castles, and from the traditional ‘pletna’ boat, which brings you to the picturesque island on Lake Bled. Not far from Bled is the Pokljuka plateau, covered in amazing forests that are a part of Triglav National Parkwhich stretches all the way to Bohinj Lake, an absolute gem nested in the heart of the Julian Alps. Lake Bled - A trip to Bled, one of Slovenia's top attractions, must be a part of any visit to Slovenia. We visit Lake Bled, the/a world-famous Alpine lake renowned for a medieval castle perched on a cliff above the lake. We visit the museum at Bled castle and enjoy the bird’s eye view of the lake and its island with the Church of the Assumption. We take a traditional pletna boat to Bled Island. Time permitting, we go for a short stroll along the lake or have a coffee and “kremšnita” vanilla cream cake, the most famous dessert in Slovenia Bohinj Lake - The glacial lake Bohinj is considered the most beautiful place in Slovenia. It is the country’s centre of eco tourism and outdoor adventures. It is the largest and most beautiful Alpine lake in Slovenia. Being part of the Triglav national park, Bohinj will impress you with its natural beauty and its serene peacefulness and you will surely vow to return. Vintgar Gorge - Vintgar gorge is deeply carved into the limestone by the Radovna river, which you can follow on a 1. 6 km path full of bridges and galleries that show you the truly remarkable landscape of the gorge. The river accompanies you in rapids and pools of amazing colour and finally leaves the gorge at Šum waterfall which is also the end of the trail. Vintgar gorge is accessible only in the summer season. Pokljuka Plateau Pokljuka is a high-elevation karst plateau that goes as high as 1, 400 meters above the town of Bled and is already a part of the Triglav National Park, the only national park in Slovenia. You will be able to admire the thick spruce forests that are only broken by scant roads and swamps. Pokljuka is also famous for its Biathlon Centre, where some of our best athletes train in the winter time
Day 6 : Full day tour of Skocjan Caves, Lipica Stud Farm , Lokev, Karst Plateau
Explore the rich treasures of the Karst region full of nature, history and tradition. Visit the UNESCO heritage listed Škocjan caves, a majestic underground river canyon, and let it take you to a world of fantasy. A stop in Lokev, a small village with a surprising mixture of history, is a perfect introduction to the region. Continue to the Lipica Stud Farm, a top attraction in Slovenia, the cradle of the renowned Lipizzaner, bred for the Spanish Riding School of Vienna. Skocjan Caves Visit the UNESCO-listed Škocjan caves, a major tourist attraction in Slovenia and perhaps the most beautiful cave in the world. The Škocjan Caves remain the only natural monument in Slovenia and the Classical Karst region on UNESCO’s list of natural and cultural world heritage sites. Thus, they hold a significant position among the world’s natural monuments. The exceptional volume of the underground canyon is what distinguishes the Škocjan Caves from other caves and places and is easily placed among the most famous underground features in the world. Lipica Stud farm Visit the Lipica stud farm – home of the world renowned Lipizzaner horses, made famous by the Spanish Riding School of Vienna – and see these elegant horses in training for the performances. The Lipica Stud Farm is nowadays one of the most beautiful cultural and historical monuments in Slovenia, its rich history reaching back to the year 1580. It has been boasting the tradition of breeding and selecting pure-breed horses ever since. In the 1960’s, the Lipica Stud Farm established the Classic Riding School which still participates in worldwide equestrian events. Lipica successfully combines the rich natural and cultural heritage of the unique karst setting with a modern tourism offer. Lokev The village of Lokev makes for a perfect lunch stop, with its numerous traditional restaurants, and it gives the opportunity to glimpse this small village’s surprisingly ied heritage of Knights Templar, the Venetians, the Ottomans, and WWII. Karst Plateau The Karst Plateau is a region of Slovenia that extends from the Vipava valley to the Gulf of Trieste. The limestone allowed the water to enter the underground and thus created typical karst features - caves, chasms, karst springs, intermittent lakes, and karst fields. These features stretch over the borders of the Karst Plateau and can be found in almost half of the area of Slovenia.
Arrival and take taxi to the hotel The Original Sound of Music tour – 13:45 hrs – Departure – 04 hours tour 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 breathtaking 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 were 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. Highlights Hellbrunn Palace Gazebo Palace of Frohnburg Von Trapp House front Leopoldskron Von Trapp House back Nonnberg Abbey Lakes & Mountains region Mondsee Wedding Church Inclusions Bus Tour Live Tour Guide Exclusions Lunch Gratuities
Day 8 : Full day tour of Eagle’s Nest, Salt Mines and Baian Alps
Departure time: 08:30 hrs – 05:30 hrs The first highlight of this tour is the visit of Eagle's Nest, from where you will have a breath-taking view over the Alps. Afterwards you have an opportunity for lunch in the town of Berchtesgaden. Then, you will visit the salt mines in Berchtesgaden, where you will discover the miner’s life underground. The third highlight is the visit of Kings Lake, which is embedded among the steep and imposing mountains. Treat yourself with a few Baian specialities in the romantic village of Berchtesgaden before you will return to Salzburg. Enjoy a full day excursion to the special sights of Berchtesgaden like Eagle's Nest, Kings Lake and the Salt Mines - and save money! Highlights Obersalzberg Eagle’s Nest Miner’s Train Miner’s slide Salt Lake Village of Berchtesgaden King’s Lake Inclusions Entrance fee Salt Mines Entrance fee Eagle's Nest Bus Tour Live Tour Guide Exclusions Lunch Gratuities
Day 9 : Hop on Hop off Bus + Afternoon tour of Hallstatt
Hop on Hop off City tour Salzburg City tour – Please walk towards the starting point Departure – Morning See all the important sights of Salzburg in a round trip. Comfortable buses allow you to enjoy an informative city commentary in 10 languages. With 12 convenient stops, your hop-on hop-off tour covers all the main attractions. A special “Sound of Music” audio-commentary in English and Spanish is also available. Your ticket is also valid for all city buses for the entire day lines 1-28 151 within the Salzburg city limits. Highlights Mirabell Palace Mozart’s Houses Festival Houses Old Town of Salzburg Inclusions Bus Tour Live Tour Guide Exclusions Admissions Gratuities 12:45 hrs – till 18:00 hrs Start the journey travelling through the famous Salzkammergut Lake district to Hallstatt known as the “Pearl of the Salzkammergut”, passing many local villages on route which introduce you to the local area. On arrival in Hallstatt it is hard to know where to start, perhaps with a mountain train ride up to the “World Heritage View” viewing platform, giving you both a magnificent view and helping you understand how Hallstatt started life. Take a leisurely lakeside walk seeing how the houses above you cling onto the mountainside, pass by the Mullbach waterfall which allowed Hallstatt somewhere to grow. A visit to the local museum is also interesting optional or a visit to the “Bone House” behind the Catholic church, proving an interesting view into local family life. We then travel back via Abtenau and Russbach to Gosau, where the Gosau lake is located. This lake is famous for its beautiful view onto the Dachstein Mountain Area. Highlights Lakes & Mountains area Hallstatt – World Heritage Inclusions Bus Tour Live Tour Guide Exclusions Lunch Gratuities
Train departure – 10:02 hrs Train arrival – 15:58 hrs 18:30 – 19:30 hrs FOLKLORE EVENING WITH MUSIC AND DINNER – 3. 5 HOURS-Picked up at their hotel, the tour participants will be transferred by coach to experience a folklore evening at a typical Czech restaurant offering traditional sound and filling Czech cuisine, quality beer, wine and folk programme with live music and folklore dances at the same time. The participants may be invited even to show some of their musical ability and join the performing band and/or the dancers. The dinner, programme and transfers between the hotel and the restaurant are included
Day 11 : Full Day tour of Cesky Krumlov – 10 Hours 30 minutes
Departure: 09:30 hrs ČESKÝ KRUMLOV, UNESCO LISTED TOWN – 10. 5 HOURS The tour will introduce Český Krumlov, the first UNESCO listed town in the Czech Republic. About 300 historical houses fill in its historical centre full of medieval spirit and picturesque narrow streets. The second largest castle in the Czech Republic with magnificent Baroque gardens offers a unique open-air theatre with rotary auditorium. All this, combined with romantic location on meander of Vltava River, makes the town simply an unforgettable place to visit.
Day 12 : The Best of Prague tour – 06 hours 30 Minutes
THE BEST OF PRAGUE – 6. 5 HOURS The tour offers most of the city in several hours spent on coach, on boat and on foot. The coach tour comprises the most important sights, reaching the Prague Castle area from where the participants continue on foot, walking through Lesser Town down to the stunning Charles Bridge and cross Vltava River to the Jewish Quarter and Old Town of Prague. A stop is made at the Old Town Square with the Old Town Hall and its Astronomical Clock. The boat cruise shows Prague from another angle; lunch during the tour and coffee with cake during the cruise make the picture of Prague truly complete
Day 13 : Full day tour of Konopiste and Karlstejn Castle – 08 hours 30 minutes
KONOPIŠTĚ & KARLŠTEJN CASTLE – 8. 5 HOURS The trip includes two real gems among the castles of the Czech Republic, which are close to Prague: Konopiště Castle dating to the 13th century is reputed for its collection of medieval weapons, hunting trophies and furniture. The majestic Karlštejn Castle was built under Charles IV, King of Bohemia and Holy Roman Emperor, as a treasury for coronation jewels and holy relics. Note: Walk up to Karlštejn Castle tour may be demanding for people with motion problems.