Salzburg & Vienna
- 15 Mar
- 15 Mar
- 08 May
- 08 May
Discover the outstanding beauty of the Austrian Alps with us on this guided getaway. Our trip begins with a visit to the intriguing city of Innsbruck. Step back in time as we take a guided walk through the beautiful medieval old town, taking in key highlights like the Wilten Abbey Basilica and The Goldenes Dachl. We’ll also enjoy a full-day excursion to the scenic Lake Chiemsee. This awe-inspiring alpine lake will leave you spellbound as we discover its hidden treasures. We’ll have time here to enjoy a boat tour of the lake, as well as the magnificent Herrenchiemsee Castle, built by Bavarian King Ludwig II. Finally, we’ll travel to the Italian alpine town of Merano for a guided tour of its historic highlights like the Cathedral of St. Nicholas and medieval town gates. This Austria holiday also includes plenty of free time for you to explore with recommendations based on your interests from our guide.
Upon arrival in Munich, Germany, you will be met by your local guide who will assist you in the transfer to your hotel in Kirchberg, a picturesque village amidst the scenic surroundings of the Kitzbühel Alps.
You will have the remainder of the day at leisure to unpack, relax and explore the surroundings of your hotel.
After breakfast, travel by coach to Tyrol's capital and Austria's fifth-largest city, Innsbruck. Enjoy a guided tour of the city's highlights including the fascinating late-medieval old town, Wilten Abbey Basilica and Ambras Castle. You will also see Innsbruck's most famous sight, the Golden Roof, slated with 2,657 fire-gilded copper shingles, and located in the heart of the historic district. In the afternoon, you will have free time to explore or shop at your own leisure. Your local guide will be happy to offer suggestions of activities to suit your interests.
Today will be a full day at leisure to spend as you wish in the charming town of Kitzbühel. You may simply relax at your hotel or independently explore the streets of this mountain town. A complimentary return transfer from your hotel to Kitzbühel is provided on this day (set times advised locally).
Today you will embark on a full day excursion around the scenic Lake Chiemsee, located southeast of Munich and close to the Austrian border. This lake, which also boasts two beautiful islands in the centre, is a remnant of the glacial era and nowadays popular for sailing and windsurfing. Here, you will go by boat from Priem am Chiemsee to the largest island in the lake, the Herreninsel, and visit Herrenchiemsee Castle which was built by Bavarian King Ludwig II as a tribute to Versailles.
Enjoy another day at leisure today. Chat with your guide during the previous day's tour and pick up some tips and information on how to make the most of your free day.
After breakfast today, you will set off for a full day excursion to the neighbouring country of Italy. After crossing the border, you will travel towards the ancient spa and alpine town of Merano located in the heart of the South Tyrol region. During your guided tour through the historic centre, you will view many interesting sights such as the Cathedral of St. Nicholas, the medieval town gates, several museums and castles (entrances not included). The Passeggiata promenade, stretching along the Passirio River, is also perfect for a pleasant walk during your free time in which you come across impressive historic buildings such as the Kurhaus, a masterpiece of the art nouveau period.
The final day of your holiday will be free to spend as you wish. Make sure to pick up some last minute souvenirs or local Austrian treats to take home and take a final stroll around your beautiful natural surroundings.
Time to say 'auf Wiedersehen' to Austria. Transfer from your hotel, with guide assistance, for your return flight home.
You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your Travel Department guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.
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