Day One: Arrival; Wilkommen in Wien!
Cheery greetings from your Tour Manager as you arrive at Vienna Airport and transfer to your city-centre hotel. This afternoon, enjoy a guided tour of the famous Ring, hub of the city and home to many of its most famous monuments. This evening, enjoy a special Welcome to Europe dinner.
Day Two; Art in Vienna, Old and New
Visit the Kunsthistorisches Museum, one of the world’s finest art collections, this morning. See Old Masters painted by Brueghel, Durer, Rubens, Titian, Tintoretto and many others. See the brand-new Museums Quarter, a series of new museums dedicated to temporary exhibitions. Tour the Belvedere Palace, with its collection of nineteenth- and twentieth-century masters such as Klimt, Makart and Schiele. Finish the day at the Haus der Kunst, a shrine to contemporary art, designed by modern architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser. There will be a guided walk through the heart of the city this evening, and a visit to one of the best of the Viennese Christmas Markets.
Day Three; Imperial Vienna
This morning’s walking tour will show you the magnificent Hofburg Palace, former home of the Austrian emperors. You will see the Royal Apartments and the Treasury, as well as a Practice Session of the Spanish Riding School. Finish the morning at the Court Bakery for traditional Coffee and Cake.
The afternoon is at leisure for you to do some last-minute exploring, or perhaps shop for souvenirs in Vienna, before tonight’s special treat; a Farewell Dinner of delicious local fare, followed by a rousing concert in one of the city’s auditoria.
Day Four; To Salzburg
Drive to Salzburg this morning and check into your centrally-located hotel. Enjoy a stroll through the Old Town and the Christmas Market before dinner in a local restaurant.
Day Five: Salzburg
This morning’s guided walking tour of the Old Town will show you Mozart’s Birthplace, the Cathedral, the Festival Hall and the narrow Getreidegasse, heart of the Medieval town. Free time then, to explore on your own. Perhaps buy some Mozart candy, or enjoy lunch in one of Salzburg’s charming cafes before returning to your hotel for the night.
Day Six; Auf wiedersehen
Say farewell to Salzburg this morning as you travel out to the airport to begin your homeward journey.
A delightful time of year to visit this lovely city.
Why not add a few days in Salzburg or Budapest?
This is not a scheduled tour; it is an example of the pre-Christmas itineraries that we put together for individuals, small parties and groups of all sizes.
Each tour that we operate is customized to suit your exact requirements. The price of the tour depends upon the number of people travelling, date of departure, required standard of hotels, included features etc.
Our emphasis is always on quality; we do not claim to be the cheapest, but prefer to offer excellent value for money for those groups wanting that 'extra something' and a memorably wonderful tour. We use centrally-located hotels, professional Guides, and we include all sightseeing tours in our quotations. Our concert venues are prestigious cathedrals, castles and concert halls, and performances are scheduled to maximise the possibility of a large audience.
Our many repeat customers seem to approve of our philosophy of quality and value!