Austria Winter Wonderland

7 days from $3,150 per person*
  • Embark on a sleigh ride through the village of Fastenau.
  • Toboggan down the snow-covered slopes in Abtenau.
  • Visit the Mozart’s hometown and residence in Salzburg.
  • Marvel at the Schönbrunn Palace.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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Austria provides a wonderful backdrop for a Winter escape! Explore the beautiful cities of Vienna and Salzburg, both rich in heritage and culture. View the spectacle that is the famous white Lipizzaner stallions perform their finely executed dressage manoeuvres to Viennese classical music, discover the city's gems on a private guided tour, and finish off your days in Vienna with a wonderful concert of Mozart's music. Continue on to Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart, and a wonderful example of baroque architecture - indeed, it is one of the best preserved in the German speaking world. Take in some fun Winter activities such as tobagganing and a Winter sleigh ride. Picture the scene - an idyllic landscape covered with snow as you huddle under warm blakets and sip on a glass of mulled wine as you relax on your private sleigh ride through the countryside. What could be better?!

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Vienna
    Vienna
    • Transfer - Private - Airport with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    • Austria - Welcome Package(2)
  • Day 2 Vienna
    Vienna
    • Private - 1/2 Day City Tour with Schonbrunn Palace (4hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(2)
  • Day 3 Vienna
    Vienna
    • Morning at leisure
    • Private - Vienna by Night (with Dinner) (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(2)
  • Day 4 Vienna to Salzburg
    Vienna to Salzburg
    • Transfer - Private - Train Station - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    • Vienna - Salzburg [3hrs] - 1st Class Ticket
    • Transfer - Private - Train Station - Luxury Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Private - 1/2 Day City Tour with Mozart Residence (3hrs) - Vehicle/Guide(2)
  • Day 5 Salzburg
    Salzburg
    • Private - 1/2 Day Tobogganing (4hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide(2)
  • Day 6 Salzburg
    Salzburg
    • Private - 1/2 Day Horse-drawn Sleigh Ride (3 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide(7)
  • Day 7 Salzburg
    Salzburg
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(3)
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: Altstadt Vienna (4*)

The Altstadt Vienna Hotel is located in the 7th Viennese district, the Spittelberg-area, famous for its artistic flair and has been built in 1902 in the so-called Ring-street style. Each of the 42 exquisitely decorated rooms and suites has a touch of the past. All their rooms have been designed to meet individual needs, none of them is alike! Easy chairs, plump floral sofas, classic and design furniture, high ceilings, honey-coloured parquet floors, unusual light objects and contemporary art transform each and every room to your personal living room. The English-style Red Salon accomodates the superb breakfast buffet as well as a bar, where you can relax next to the open fireplace.  In the afternoon they serve complimentary tea and cake for their guests.

Vienna
Vienna
Altstadt Vienna Hotel
Altstadt Vienna Hotel

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 Schönbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the Habsburg family.

Accommodation: Altstadt Vienna (4*)
Schonbrunn Palace
Schonbrunn Palace

Day 3: Vienna

Sleep in this morning and relax at your hotel.

Enjoy Vienna from its best side, for it seems as if the Ringstrasse was built purely as a theatrical backdrop to the imperial splendour. Enjoy the beautiful illuminated buildings to the Vienna Prater with the famous Giant Ferris Wheel. Afterwards, enjoy the fascination of the illuminated city from above on the Kahlenberg hill. Finish the evening at a wine tavern in Grinzing, where you can be assured of the very best of traditional Viennese hospitality.

Accommodation: Altstadt Vienna (4*)
Vienna Prater Wheel
Vienna Prater Wheel

Day 4: Vienna - Salzburg

A transfer between the train station and your hotel with a private vehicle and driver is provided.

Enjoy a transfer by train from Vienna to Salzburg.

A transfer between the train station and your hotel with a private vehicle and driver is provided.

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. 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

Spend part of today tobogganing in Abtenau and enjoy some pure Winter pleasure! The sled equipment can be rented directly from the mountain station from where you hop on the cabintrain to the station at the top of the mountain where there is a nice retreat in the Karkogel hut.  The toboggan run was built especifically for sledding and therefore is always an ideal slope. The toboggan course is illuminated at night, so evening activity is also possible. The toboggan course ends at the mountain station's outdoor bar where you can relax and enjoy the vistas and the ambiance of the ski hill. (includes transportation to and from Salzburg).

Accommodation: Goldener Hirsch (5*)
Toboggan runs
Toboggan runs

Day 6: Salzburg

A unique opportunity to experience the Winter Wonderland in Salzburg is taking a half day excursion to the enchanting village of Faistenau. From here, let a sleigh glide you through a Winter paradise. Snuggle up under warm blankets and marvel at the picturesque scenery. After the sleigh ride (approx. 1hr) stop for a warm drink at a local bar. Warm clothing, gloves, and warm shoes are essenial for this tour.

Accommodation: Goldener Hirsch (5*)
Faistenau
Faistenau

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.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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.

Altstadt Vienna (4*): Vienna

The Altstadt Vienna Hotel is located in the 7th Viennese district, the Spittelberg-area, famous for its artistic flair and has been built in 1902 in the so-called Ring-street style. Each of the 42 exquisitely decorated rooms and suites has a touch of the past. All their rooms have been designed to meet individual needs, none of them is alike! Easy chairs, plump floral sofas, classic and design furniture, high ceilings, honey-coloured parquet floors, unusual light objects and contemporary art transform each and every room to your personal living room. The English-style Red Salon accomodates the superb breakfast buffet as well as a bar, where you can relax next to the open fireplace.  In the afternoon they serve complimentary tea and cake for their guests.

Altstadt Vienna Hotel
Altstadt Vienna Hotel
Lounge
Lounge

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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