Austria and Czech Republic – 7 Nights/ 8 Days

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Austria and Czech Republic – 7 Nights/ 8 Days

Vienna, Salzburg & Prague

Day 1: Arrive at Vienna International Airport

The Vienna Ring is an Austrian World Heritage Site. The majestic boulevard was laid out in the mid-19th century around the city’s center, replacing the old city wall and the glacis.

Ornate buildings such as the state opera, parliament buildings, city hall, Burgtheater, stock exchange, and numerous palaces were erected along the resulting boulevard.

Overnight at Hotel MercureZentrum.

Day 2:  Vienna City Tour

Visit Schonbrunn Palace on a Highlights Tour. Schonbrunn Palace is a former imperial summer residence located in Vienna, Austria. The 1,441-room Baroque palace is one of the most important architectural, cultural, and historical monuments in the country. Since the mid-1950s it has been a major tourist attraction. The history of the palace and its vast gardens spans over 300 years, reflecting the changing tastes, interests, and aspirations of successive Habsburg monarchs.

Following we will take you to see Upper and Lower Belvedere Palace:

The Belvedere is a historic building complex in Vienna, Austria, consisting of two Baroque palaces (The Upper and Lower Belvedere), the Orangery, and the Palace Stables. The buildings are set in a Baroque park landscape in the third district of the city, on the southeastern edge of its center. It houses the Belvedere museum. The grounds are set on a gentle gradient and include decorative tiered fountains and cascades, Baroque sculptures, and majestic wrought iron gates. The Baroque palace complex was built as a summer residence for Prince Eugene of Savoy.

Overnight at Hotel MercureZentrum.

Day 3: Visit the spa city of Baden and Continue to Mayerling and visit KarmelMayerling

KarmelMayerling is the place where Crown Prince Rudolph was found dead, under circumstances that even today remain unclear. This page is still under construction, working to present information about the memorial site of the Crown Prince and his mistress Mary Vetsera, also found dead.

Visitors to KarmelMayerling are at a historical site: where today the beautiful chapel of the Carmelite sisters stands was the bedroom exactly where the tragedy occurred. Wall charts depict the story of January 30, 1889. With Crown Prince Rudolph his mistress Mary Vetsera also died; she was taken in the dead of night to nearby Heiligenkreuz and buried. The grave of the unfortunate 17-year-old is still visited by many today. With Crown Prince Rudolph the Habsburg Empire was effectively buried. The circumstances of the tragedy are – despite much speculation – still today unresolved and will probably never be and Continue to Salzburg.

Overnight at Hotel NH Salzburg City.

Day 4: Take a private Salzburg City Tour

This tour is the best way to see all the important sights of the city like Mirabell Palace, Mozarteum (University of Music), Marionette Theatre, Mozart’s Residence, Trinity Church, Hellbrunn Palace (shortstop), Palace of Frohnburg, Nonnberg Abbey, Siegmund‘s Gate, Festival Halls, Horse Bath, Getreidegasse, Blasius Church. Incl. Entrance to Mozart’s Residence.

In the afternoon you Relive with us the making-of-the Sound of Music movie in and around Salzburg. This tour, which has been Salzburg’s most popular tour since 1967, is a combination of both historical Salzburg and the breathtaking Lakes and Mountains region. We will show you many of the film locations from the “Sound of Music” and share not only background stories of the movie but also the history and culture of the region. Find out with us whether the hills of Salzburg truly are alive with the “Sound of Music” as you listen to the original movie Soundtrack along the way.

The route the tour takes includes:

Mirabell Gardens: Shown in many scenes including where Maria and the children sang “Do-Re-Mi”.

The Gazebo: Where Rolf and Liesl sang “Sixteen Going on Seventeen”  and Maria and the Baron sang “Something Good”.

Palace of Leopoldskron: This historical palace and its ground provided many filming locations including the lake where the boating scene took place.

Nonnberg Abbey: This historical abbey was used both in the movie and the true story. In real life, Maria and the Baron were married here in 1927.

St. Gilgen/Lake Wolfgang: This picturesque area was featured in the opening sequence of the movie. The village of St. Gilgen is situated directly across from the famous Schafberg mountain.

Church of Mondsee: The Sound of Music Wedding Church. This historical church of Mondsee was the location of the movie wedding between Maria and the Baron.

Overnight at Hotel NH Salzburg City.

Day 5:  Drive to Cesky Krumlov

Cesky Krumlov, a medieval town in South Bohemia, retains its fairytale-like atmosphere these days and is well-deserving of its inclusion on UNESCO’s list of cultural heritage sites. Our guide will lead you through the narrow, winding streets of the historical center, filled with Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque buildings from the times of the Rožmberk, Eggenberg, and Schwarzenberg noble families.
Overnight at Hotel Kinsky Garden.

Day 6: SIC Grand City Tour of Prague incl. Prague Castle and Charles Bridge

Our professional guide will acquaint you thoroughly with Prague, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, and with its thousand years old history and architecture. From the Komfort of our air-conditioned bus, we will show you first the New Town with the Wenceslas Square, the National Museum, the National Theatre, the panorama of Prague Castle and the Lesser Town as well as the Charles Bridge.

Then you will continue walking in the courtyards of Prague Castle, become acquainted with its history and you will visit the inside of its biggest monument, Saint Vitus Cathedral. After visiting the grounds of Prague Castle, you will descend to Lesser Town and Kampa Island. The Charles Bridge, the architectural gem of Central Europe will lead you to the opposite bank of the Vltava River, from where you will continue on foot to the Old Town and the Jewish Quarter. The tour ends in the Old Town Square at the Astronomical Clock situated on the frontage of the Old Town Hall near the Tyn Church.

Overnight at Hotel Kinsky Garden.

Day 7: SIC Excursion to Karlovy Vary with a visit to Glashutte Moser

Karlovy Vary is probably the best-known spa town in the Czech Republic. Its history begins in the 14th century, at the time of the reign of Charles IV. The healing powers of the local springs have been tested by such greats as the Russian Tsar Peter the Great and the German poet Goethe. Karlovy Vary also became famous thanks to the local manufacturing of world-renowned Moser crystal, Carlsbad porcelain, and the herb liqueur Becherovka.

After arriving in Karlovy Vary your group will visit the Moser factory and then be taken on a tour of the town center by our guide to see the most famous geyser Vridlo (Sprudel)-gushing its mineral water to a height of almost 12 meters. After lunch, you will be free to explore the town on your own.

Overnight at Hotel Kinsky Garden.

Day 8: Transfer to international airport for departure

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