Daily Itinerary for the 29 April 2018
Day 1 – Sunday, 29 April
Overnight flight from USA to Vienna.
Day 2 – Monday, 30 April
Panoramic city sightseeing tour of the Viennese highlights includes – St Stephens Cathedral, Schonbrunn Palace, City Hall, Austrian Parliament, Hofburg Palace, and the many monuments and museums. Vienna - the home of Strauss, Mozart, Schubert, Listz, Beethoven, Brahms, and the Vienna Boys choir. Check into Austria Trend Hotel Savoyen for 2 nights with Breakfast. Dinner in hotel this evening.
Day 3 – Tuesday, 1 May
Tour to Vienna Woods. This tour shows some of Vienna’s most beautiful surroundings - the Vineyards, the Cistercian Abbey of Heiligenkreuz, the Memorial Chapel of Mayerling, and the Roman city of Baden, Free time this afternoon in Vienna. Evening Strauss Concert with dinner.
Day 4 – Wednesday, 2 May
Drive to Krems, a 1,000 year old city surrounded by Wine Terraces, and join cruise on River Danube, through the Wachau Valley, to Melk. Sights along the Danube include : Gottweig Benedictine Abbey, Durnstein’s Blue Abbey Church, Aggstein – where bandits used to bloch the Danube to plunder ships, Spitz Castle and ruins of Hinterhaus Castle, Schonbuhel Castle, Willendorf – where the 25.000 year old Fertility Statuette “Venus of Willendorf ” was discovered, Emmersdorv cyclist village, and Melk where we visit the Benedictine Monastery and Stift Church. Continue to Salzburg and check into Altstadthotel Kaiserbräu for 2 nights, dinner & breakfast.
Day 5 – Thursday, 3 May
Morning short drive to Mount Kehlstein and take a brass-lined elevator to the Eagles Nest - Adolf Hitler’s famous mountain retreat. Visit to the Saltmines at Berchtesgaden. Enjoy the visitor Train trip, the Slide in the Salt Cathedral, and the Raft on the Mirror Lake. Afternoon sightseeing in Salzburg includes : The Cathedral, Mozarts birthplace, Mirabell Palace & Gardens, Hohensalzburg Castle, Hellbrun Park & Castles, and Schloss Leopoldskron where the Sound of Music was filmed. Dinner & overnight at hotel.
Day 6 – Friday, 4 May
Morning free in Salzburg. Afternoon depart for Innsbruck. Visit to Swarovski factory, showrooms and garden. In the Chambers of Wonder we see the Crystal Dome, Ice Passage, Blue Hall, Mechanical Theatre, Crystal Forest and much more. Check into Central Hotel for 1 night, dinner & breakfast.
Day 7 – Saturday, 5 May
Morning free in Innsbruck. Afternoon drive via Liechtenstein, Lucerne and Interlaken, to Wengen. Check into Hotel Bellevue for 4 nights, with dinner & breakfast.
Day 8 – Sunday, 6 May
Free day in Wengen to relax at the foot of the snow capped Eiger, Monch and Yungfrau peaks, or, enjoy the pool and spa in the hotel, or, option to take the cog-wheel railwayup to Kleina Scheidegg or Jungfraujoch.
Day 9 – Monday, 7 May
Fabulous full day trip to Lauterbrunnen, Murren, Schilthorn, Stechelberg and the great Trummelbach Falls. Travel by mountain railways and cable-cars, (where the James Bond film “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” was filmed), and have lunch in the rotating restaurant on the Schilthorn peak.
Day 10 – Tuesday, 8 May
Travel by mountain railway for a free day in the town of Interlaken. Option to go Para- Gliding, for a bird’s eye view of this beautiful Alpine area.
Day 11 – Wednesday, 9 May
Transfer to Zurich airport for return flight to USA