Enchanting Gems of Austria Graz & Salzburg

Enchanting Gems of Austria Graz & Salzburg

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The splendor of Austria awaits on this exceptional, eight-night experience brimming with history, natural beauty and scrumptious cuisine! Enjoy four nights at first-class hotels in the heart of both Graz and Salzburg, named UNESCO World Heritage sites. Take in Graz’s charming ambience on a guided stroll and from atop its iconic hilltop. In music-filled Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart, delight in a memorable performance of his works with a three-course dinner and see the landmarks of his life. Outings around the Styria region introduce you to mighty Riegersburg Castle, the renowned Lipizzaner stallions and regional delicacies. Other standouts include a cruise on picturesque Lake Hallstatt and a day in Bavaria featuring the historic Eagle’s Nest, a salt mine tour and a beer garden lunch!

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$4,095

Maximum of 28 travelers. Call 800-323-7373 or click here for more details.

Trip Type
Group Travel Tour, International Land & Rail Voyages
Departure Dates
Aug 7, 2024 - Aug 16, 2024

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TOUR MAP

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ITINERARY

  • day 1&2

    Depart home city/Graz, Austria

    After landing at Graz Airport, an Travel representative will meet you for your transfer to Hotel Weitzer. This evening, meet your fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception and Dinner at the hotel.

  • day 3

    Graz

    In the UNESCO World Hertiage city and official culinary capital of Austria, you’ll be awed by Graz’s dramatic baroque and medieval architecture. After learning about the unique history and traditions of Graz from a local expert, take a guided walking tour through the old town to see notable landmarks, some dating to 10th century! During free time, take lunch at leisure and explore this walkable city. Later, rejoin your group for a special dinner in one of Graz’ traditional Styrian restaurants.

  • day 4

    Eastern Styria

    Today, you’ll venture to the lush region of Eastern Styria, known for its ham, chocolate and wine. First, take a guided tour of the Riegersburg Castle, Austria’s largest castle enthroned upon a dormant volacano. Next, visit a Vulcano farm to taste the superior ham and cheeses during a traditional jausenteller lunch, followed by a visit to premier chocolatier to sample the finest Austrian chocolate. Return to Salzburg and choose your own spot for authentic Austrian cuisine.

  • day 5

    Western Styria

    Another day in the countryside takes you to the bucolic western portion of Styria, known as “Styrian Tuscany” for its distinctive hills, valleys, wine and culture. Today’s highlights include a guided tour of the iconic Lipizzaner stud farm to see the majestic white stallions, a wine tasting lunch at a rustic inn-like buschenschank, and a special farm visit to learn about and sample the famed Styrian pumpkin seed oil. Enjoy your last dinner in Graz at leisure.

  • day 6

    Hallstatt | Salzburg

    It’s on to to Salzburg today with a stop en route at Hallstatt’s picturesque alpine village. Stroll  cobblestone streets through the storybook market square on a guided tour. Find a quaint café for lunch at leisure and perhaps do some artisan shopping, before rejoining your group for a breathtaking scenic cruise on Lake Hallstatt. After marveling at the Austrian Alps, check in at Imlauer Hotel Pitter Salzburg, relax and explore the area for dinner on your own in Salzburg.

  • day 7

    Salzburg

    Today, immerse yourself in all things Mozart in his birthplace and home of music-filled Salzburg. Get an overview of his life and work from a local expert before taking a guided walking tour of the landmarks of his life. Marvel at the baroque beauty of Salzburg’s architecture throughout the historic district before taking a funicular to visit the Hohensalzburg Fortress with its bird’s-eye view. Take lunch at leisure and rest for tonight’s unforgettable Mozart concert and authentic Austrian dinner in a historic building.

  • day 8

    Berchtesgaden, Germany | Bavarian Alps | Salzburg, Austria

    Today, cross the border into Germany for an exciting day that takes you from the depths of a historic salt mine tour to the top of Mount Kehlstein for a panoramic view of the Bavarian Alps and visit to Hitler’s Eagles Nest. Enjoy lunch in traditional beer garden before returning to Salzburg to explore, perhaps taking a walk through the nearby Mirabell Gardens or a visit to one of the two Mozart museums before finding dinner on your own.

  • day 9

    Salzburg

    Make the most of your final full day at leisure around Salzburg. One popular option is “The Sound of Music” four-hour guided tour, at an additional cost, that travels to the film’s iconic sites around the city as well as the Lake District where the famous gazebo scene was filmed. Or, check those other must-see sites off your Salzburg list! Tonight, say “So, long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, good night,” to your fellow travelers during a Farewell Reception and Dinner at the hotel.

  • day 10

    Transfer to airport and depart for home city

    Bid farewell to your fellow travelers and  depart for the airport for your flights home.

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