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Highlights of Austria


From Vienna to the Tyrol

Discover the distinctive culture & breath-taking scenery of Austria on this wonderful 8-day escorted holiday. Begin in the 'City of Romance & Music', Vienna, continue to Salzburg, visit Berchtesgaden & end on a high in Innsbruck!

From € 1197 pps

Availability

Below you will find a list of available dates for this holiday.  Prices are per person and based on two people sharing.

Available Dates

  • 31 Aug 2017 - 07 Sep 2017
    € 1197
    05 Oct 2017 - 12 Oct 2017
    € 1197
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Itinerary

Day 1 - Dublin to Vienna


Depart Dublin and fly direct to Vienna. On arrival meet your local tour manager and enjoy a guided city tour of beautiful Vienna including the famous Ringstrasse, the Opera House, the Burg Theatre and Vienna's stunning cathedral. Transfer to your hotel in the early evening for check in and evening at leisure. Overnight at your hotel.

 

Day 2 - Vienna


Breakfast at your hotel. This morning is free to spend at your leisure in Vienna before the start of a guided tour in the early evening first visiting the iconic Schönbrunn Palace and gardens. In the evening the group will enjoy a Strauss & Mozart concert at the beautiful Kursalon. The Kursalon is a famous site in the Stadtpark Gardens of Vienna. Built in 1865 this fascinating building is popular for concerts, balls and evening meals. Overnight at your hotel.

 

Day 3 - Wachau Valley


Breakfast at your hotel and checkout. This morning the group will depart Vienna and travel west towards the stunning city of Salzburg, surrounded by a beautiful alpine backdrop and the site of some of the most famous scenes from the iconic 1965 musical The Sound of Music. En route to Salzburg there will be a visit to the Wachau Valley including the pretty village of Durnstein, a relaxing cruise on the Danube from Spitz to Melk and a guided tour of the Abbey of Melk. Continue onwards to Salzburg for check-in and evening at leisure. Overnight at your hotel.

 

Day 4 - Salzburg


Breakfast at your hotel. This morning the group will depart for a fully guided walking tour of Salzburg passing sites such as the birthplace of Mozart before an afternoon free to spend at leisure. Today, guests will have the option of taking part in The Sound of Music Tour (bookable & payable locally) passing by some of the areas where the movie was shot. Overnight at your hotel. 

 

Day 5 - Free Day


Breakfast at your hotel. Today is free to explore Salzburg at your leisure or visit Salzkammergut, Hallstatt and Bad Ischl (bookable and payable locally). Overnight at your hotel.

 

Day 6 - Berchtesgaden


Breakfast at your hotel and check-out. Today the group will travel north to the picturesque town of Berchtesgaden, situated in the striking Bavarian Alps close to the border of Austria and home to Hitler's infamous alpine fortress, the Eagle's Nest. Enjoy a unique visit to the fortress followed by a visit to the documentation centre and bunkers. Transfer to Pil in the early evening for check-in and evening meal at your hotel. Overnight at your hotel.

 

Day 7 - Innsbruck & the Tyrol


Breakfast at your hotel. The group will depart this morning for a guided tour of the Tyrol including the beautiful capital, Innsbruck and the Northern Chain Mountains. Return to your hotel in the early evening for a farewell group dinner at your hotel. Overnight at your hotel.

 

Day 8 - Departure


Breakfast at your hotel and check-out. Transfer to Munich for your return flight to Dublin. 

 

Highlights of Austria

Price Includes

  • Aer Lingus flights Dublin to Vienna and Munich to Dublin including taxes & charges
  • Tour manager, professional local guides and executive coach transfers
  • 2 nights accommodation at the 4* Hotel Strudlhof , Vienna, including breakfast
  • 3 nights accommodation at the 4* Hotel Europa, Salzburg, including breakfast
  • 2 nights accommodation at the 4* Plankenhof Hotel, Pil, including breakfast or similar
  • 2 evening meals throughout the tour
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Vienna including the famous Ringstrasse, the Opera House and the Burg Theatre
  • Visit to the famous Schonbrunn Palace, the former Imperial Residence
  • Classical night at the Kursalon including a Strauss & Mozart concert
  • Guided tour of the stunning Wachau Valley of the Danube including a boat trip from Spitz to Melk
  • Guided sightseeing tour of the baroque city of Salzburg including Mozart's birthplace
  • Visit to Berchtesgaden including the infamous Eagle's Nest
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Innsbruck, the capital of the Tyrol

 

  • Optional Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg - bookable & payable locally 
  • Optional visit to Salzkammergut including St Gilgen, Lake Wolfgang, Hallstatt and Bad Ischl - bookable & payable locally 

 

Booking Remarks 
  1. Price based on 2 sharing including all airport taxes & charges 
  2. Single room supplement €209pp. If you are travelling alone and are willing to share a twin room with another group member of the same sex, we will do our best to accommodate this request although it cannot be guaranteed
  3. Price includes 1 standard piece of hand luggage. Checked-in luggage is available to purchase prior to travel - prices may vary.
  4. Non refundable / non transferable deposit of €250pp required at time of booking
  5. Balance due 10 weeks before departure (2% charge on balance payments made by credit card)
  6. Optional insurance available from €29pp (terms & conditions apply)
  7. City taxes may apply, payable locally at your hotel
  8. Flights, hotels, taxes, prices & itinerary subject to change
  9. Booking terms & conditions apply 

Flight Details

AirlineFrom / ToFlt. No.Depart / LandApprox. Flt. Time
Aer LingusDublin / ViennaEI 66411:30 / 15:552h 45m
Aer LingusMunich / DublinEI 35720:20 / 21:552h 35m

All flight times are local and subject to change

 

Local Time in Austria

GMT is never adjusted backwards or forwards. Ireland is on GMT between mid-autumn & the beginning of spring. Daylight saving time (BST) is GMT+1.


GTM+2 

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Weather in Vienna


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Customer Comments

“GTI staff were very informative and professional throughout the entire process. Our guide Diana was charming, calm, personable, helpful, sociable, fun and kind. We want to reserve her for all our future holidays! We had a lovely accommodating driver David who transported us very safely throughout our fantastic tour. We honestly wanted our Highlights of Austria trip to last for longer than the week that it did. The itinerary was varied, captivating and entertaining. It was amazingly enjoyable. We loved the company of our fellow travellers and their entertainment in song and story.” Margaret, Dublin

 

“Diana was just the best guide you could ask for on a trip abroad. She took us under her wing from the time we arrived, treated us like family members who needed to be nurtured and protected. She was very receptive to all requests and was entertaining from arrival to departure. Would really love to have her as our guide on future trips … Our driver, Frank, was excellent and was available all day, every day and went over and above what we have experienced in the past … Excellent holiday … We met some wonderful people and really enjoyed their company.” Anne Marie, Dublin

 

“Our guide Diana was excellent, most helpful and went that little extra to make our holiday special and our driver David was always on call and helpful. The Hotel Eagles Inn was homely and the staff friendly - keep them on your books. One of the best holidays my husband and I have been on and I have been on 25/30 in the last 10 years.” Paula, Dublin

 

“Excellent tour and Diana was a great tour guide and made every effort to make it memorable.” Dan, Cork

 

"I had the most enjoyable holiday, everything from beginning to end went very smooth. Well done GTI!" Teresa, Dublin

 

"Austria is the most beautiful country I have ever visited, so clean and amazing scenery, history & architecture. Austrian people were very friendly and helpful and our guide was the loveliest girl and had time for everyone on the trip!" Marian, Dublin

 

"Our Tour Manager was patient, helpful, cheerful, enthusiastic, efficient; fully on top of the job. The was driver friendly, helpful, punctual. The coach was clean and comfortable. The overall tour was most enjoyable and up to expectations!" Eric, Cork

 

"Our guide had a lovely personality, did everything to please and facilitate us all." Tom, Clare

 

"Very good trip. Well organised. I would definitely recommend it to others." Peadar, Co. Wexford

 

"Our guide, was the most efficient guide with a great knowledge of the country and its history, good and bad. She was friendly and looked after us very well." Patricia, Dublin

 



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