Austria Highlights

7 days from $3,934 per person*
  • Experience the beauty of the lake district with private guide.
  • Visit the Mozart's hometown and residence in Salzburg.
  • Led by private guide, explore the highlights of Vienna.
  • Step back in time at the Eagles Nest in the Bavarian Alps.
  • Featuring five-star hotels.
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As one of the most beautiful countries in the world, Austria is undoubtedly a very special place with immense scenic beauty, best highlighted in the famous movie The Sound of Music. Start your tour in Vienna, the Imperial capital of the Habsburg Empire, with vivid images of a time long ago, complete with Habsburg palaces, trotting white horses, old ladies in fur coats and the famous Ringstrasse. Once you are in Vienna, Schonnbrunn tour is an absolute must. Explore Austria and follow the life of Mozart by enjoying a concert at the Mozart Residence, where the famous composer used to perform concerts. Continue your tour in Salzburg, also known as "Mozart Town" where you will receive insight into the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque aspects of the city as Mozart saw it. After the car tour, you will visit the newly reopened Mozart Residence, on Makart Square. Once you have arrived in the city, you will love the mountainous landscape and the fresh air that only Salzburg can offer. In this trip you can experience the breathtaking beauty of one of Austria's most beautiful regions - the Lake District - just beyond the gates of Salzburg. With a view down to Salzburg, we begin our excursion to the scenic and historical landmarks of the region's surroundings. ... Show More »

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Vienna
    Vienna
    • Transfer - Private - Airport with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    • Austria - Welcome Package(2)
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Vienna
    Vienna
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day City Tour with Schonbrunn Palace (4hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(2)
    • Optional Show
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Vienna
    Vienna
    • Tour - Private - Danube Valley (with Lunch & Wine Tasting) (8hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(2)
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Vienna to Salzburg
    Vienna to Salzburg
    • Vienna - Salzburg [3.5hrs] - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day City Tour with Mozart Residence (3hrs) - Vehicle/Guide(2)
  • Day 5 Salzburg
    Salzburg
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Bavarian Alps Tour (5hrs) - Vehicle/Guide(2)
  • Day 6 Salzburg
    Salzburg
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Salzkammergut Lake District (4hrs) - Vehicle/Guide(2)
  • Day 7 Salzburg
    Salzburg
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(2)
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Vienna

A transfer between the Airport and your hotel with a private vehicle and driver is provided. For your added comfort, your English speaking driver will help you to check in and walk you through the welcome package documents.

A welcome package with a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

Accommodation: Le Meridien (5*)

Le Meridien is directly located on the famous Ringstraße, only a short stroll away from the Vienna State Opera and the Imperial Palace. All historical attractions and shopping areas can be easily reached on foot. The property offers a wellness area with sauna, steam bath, indoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi. Guests furthermore can shape their body in a modern equipped fitness room or relax on a massage bed after a busy sightseeing day. Le Meridien Vienna conveys a modern European lifestyle, but is still typically Viennese. Stay in the heart of the city and discover Austrian art and culture. The rooms are remarkable for their spaciousness, contemporary design, and Viennese elements and feature a bed created by French design studio Ligne Roset. Complimentary WIFI in all rooms allows you to stay up-to-date even when you're travelling.

Vienna
Vienna
Le Meridien Wien
Le Meridien Wien

Day 2: Vienna

Spend an enjoyable 4 hours exploring the city of Vienna today on a private tour with vehicle, guide, driver which will provide an overall impression of the most significant sights of Vienna. Along the Ringstrasse admire numerous magnificent buildings, such as the MAK, the State Opera House, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Natural History Museum, the cultural district the Museums Quartier, the former Habsburg winter residence, the Hofburg, the Parliament, the City Hall and the Burgtheater. The highlight of the tour will be a visit of the showrooms of Schonbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the Habsburg family. Entrance fee to the Schonbrunn Palace is included

Enjoy an opera or orchestra performance in Vienna (not included in the tour price). Transfers to and from the concert can be arranged on request.

Accommodation: Le Meridien (5*)
Schonbrunn Palace
Schonbrunn Palace
Opera in Vienna
Opera in Vienna

Day 3: Vienna

Today you will discover the charm of a world renowned cultural landscape. Experience the baroque display of power and glory to be found in the monastery of Melk. Enjoy Dürnstein with its mix of medieval flair and baroque fashion of Hieronymus Uebelbacher and visit the charming small city Krems. As part of your day, you will enjoy a 3-course-lunch and wine tasting in a traditional local restaurant near the Danube. This tour offers an abundance of different Impressions and an unforgettable insight into the richness of Austrian history. Entrance fees, lunch, and wine tasting are included. 

Accommodation: Le Meridien (5*)
Melk Monastery
Melk Monastery

Day 4: Vienna - Salzburg

Enjoy a private transfer from Vienna to Salzburg.

Discover Salzburg, known as the town of Mozart's, and its historical buildings that feature interesting architectural attributes. This city was once Mozart’s home town and some say you can still hear the tones of the musical ‘The Magic Flute’ and other famous compositions sounding from Salzburg’s alleyways and historic walls. Your private guide will provide with insight into the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque aspects of the city as Mozart saw it. You will end the tour with a visit to the newly reopened Mozart Residence on Makart Square. You will have the opportunity to see an informative multi-media show. The lodging, also referred to as “the dancing master’s house” (Tanzmeisterhause) was first inhabited by a dancing master that educated youngsters, taught them how to dance and behave, before Mozart moved in.

Accommodation: Goldener Hirsch (5*)

Goldener Hirsch Hotel is situated on the renowned Getreidegasse road and introduces guests to the city’s captivating character. Hotel Goldener Hirsch is directly opposite the Festival Hall and only a few steps away from Mozart’s Birthplace. The cathedral, Hohensalzburg Fortress, and all major sights of Salzburg are only a short walk away. Hotel occupies a historic building from the 15th century, has 65 rooms and four suites furnished in a classic Austrian style and equipped with many antiques and handmade furniture. The two authentic Austrian restaurants and renowned bar are Salzburg’s top pre and post-theater haunts, paying homage to the city’s rich bohemian heritage. The historical "Die Bibliothek", meanwhile, offers a glimpse at the hotel’s scholarly past.

Salzburg
Salzburg
Goldener Hirsch
Goldener Hirsch

Day 5: Salzburg

In the Bavarian Alps above the Obersalzberg stands the former mountain residence of Hitler. It offers magnificent views across the snowcapped peaks of the surrounding mountains. Passing the Castle Hellbrunn, through Anif you will arrive at the German border. Driving along the Königseeache, through the lovely valley and picturesque farmland to Unterau we start our ascent to the Obersalzberg. Journey continues down the Königsee or Echo Lake. On the way back stop in Berchtesgaden. Please note if you wish to visit the Eagle's Nest then please ask to include this as part of the full day 8 hour tour.

Accommodation: Goldener Hirsch (5*)
Bavarian Alps
Bavarian Alps

Day 6: Salzburg

Experience the breathtaking beauty of one of Austria's most beautiful regions - the lake district just beyond the gates of Salzburg. With a view down to Salzburg we begin our excursion to the scenic and historical landmarks of the surroundings.You will have a chance to see the impressive hunting castle Fuschl, today it is a luxury hotel, where the Prince Archbishops spent many seasons. In St. Wolfgang there is time to visit the famous winged Gothic altar by Michael Pacher and a stop at the 'White Horse Inn' for refreshments. From St. Wolfgang continue by boat (May 1st - Oct 26th) to St. Gilgen on the other side of Lake St. Wolfgang. After 25 minutes you will land in St. Gilgen, where Mozart's mother was born. Passing Castle Hüttenstein, continue along the Mondsee. The ever changing and contrasting scenery will make this tour an unforgettable memory.

Accommodation: Goldener Hirsch (5*)
St. Gilgen, Lake District
St. Gilgen, Lake District

Day 7: Salzburg

Enjoy a private transfer from the airport to your hotel with a vehicle and driver in Salzburg.

Accommodation:
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
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Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Le Meridien (5*): Vienna

Le Meridien is directly located on the famous Ringstraße, only a short stroll away from the Vienna State Opera and the Imperial Palace. All historical attractions and shopping areas can be easily reached on foot. The property offers a wellness area with sauna, steam bath, indoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi. Guests furthermore can shape their body in a modern equipped fitness room or relax on a massage bed after a busy sightseeing day. Le Meridien Vienna conveys a modern European lifestyle, but is still typically Viennese. Stay in the heart of the city and discover Austrian art and culture. The rooms are remarkable for their spaciousness, contemporary design, and Viennese elements and feature a bed created by French design studio Ligne Roset. Complimentary WIFI in all rooms allows you to stay up-to-date even when you're travelling.

Le Meridien Wien
Le Meridien Wien
Le Meridien Wien Dining
Le Meridien Wien Dining

Goldener Hirsch (5*): Salzburg

Goldener Hirsch Hotel is situated on the renowned Getreidegasse road and introduces guests to the city’s captivating character. Hotel Goldener Hirsch is directly opposite the Festival Hall and only a few steps away from Mozart’s Birthplace. The cathedral, Hohensalzburg Fortress, and all major sights of Salzburg are only a short walk away. Hotel occupies a historic building from the 15th century, has 65 rooms and four suites furnished in a classic Austrian style and equipped with many antiques and handmade furniture. The two authentic Austrian restaurants and renowned bar are Salzburg’s top pre and post-theater haunts, paying homage to the city’s rich bohemian heritage. The historical "Die Bibliothek", meanwhile, offers a glimpse at the hotel’s scholarly past.

Goldener Hirsch
Goldener Hirsch
Goldener Hirsch Lobby
Goldener Hirsch Lobby
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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