Vienna Belvedere Palace Park
Dürrnstein village in Wachau
Melk Abbey Paintings
Schloss Schönbrunn in Vienna
St.Stephen’s Cathedral Vienna
Schloss Belvedere vienna
Maria Theresien Platz Vienna
Austrian Parliament in Vienna
Vienna Spanish Riding School
Wachau Marillen (Apricots)
On this trip from Salzburg to Vienna before reaching Vienna we will make a stop at Melk Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage site then follow (34 km) the picturesque valley known as the Wachau along the river Danube. On the steep slopes of Wachau the terraced vineyards grow the Riesling and Grüner Veltliner grape varieties. Wachau is famous for apricots, grapes and wine.
In Vienna you can immerse yourself in unique ensemble of a former empire’s grandeur and meeting point of cultures: In Vienna first visit will be at the Royal Palace of Schönbrunn. This palace with its elaborate park and the old zoo are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
From there we head for the old city centre Innere Stadt district with the Stephansdom Cathedral surrounded by the Ringstrasse ring road, one of Vienna’s main sights. The Ringstrasse replaced the former medieval city walls and was intended to show the glory and grandeur of the Habsburg Empire. These now world famous Ringstrassen buildings even had an architectural style named after them: the Ringstrasse Style. “What is this palace? It’s a museum!” – so many buildings look as if they are important palaces, as well as statues of outstanding historic personalities such as the Empress Maria Theresa.You will see the Museum of Applied Arts, the Vienna State Opera House, the Museum of Art History, the Museum of Natural History, the Hofburg Imperial Palace, the Spanish Horse Riding School, the Parliament, the Burgtheater (National Theatre), the Town Hall, the Votive Church, the Württemberg Palace (now Hotel Imperial), Belvedere Palace and many other monumental buildings. For many the mention of Vienna brings to mind the Blue Danube, the waltz by the Austrian composer Strauss and the river that passes through Vienna, and is not blue!
During Vienna sightseeing may choose to enjoy the delicacies of a Viennese Café and a little Viennese cuisine. On the classic tour we will then return to Salzburg. On request it can be customized so the tour could end at your choice of location in Vienna.
On our way back to Salzburg we can discuss the sights seen and reflect upon Imperial Vienna.
|01st January to 31st December|
|Tour Start||09:00 am|
|Duration||11 to 12 hours