Day 1 Arrival at Vienna Airport
Welcome to Austria
On arrival at Vienna International Airport you will proceed to the train station located inside the airport for your onward journey to Salzburg. On arrival make your way to the hotel and check in.
Day is free, for you to explore the city at your own pace.
Salzburg is an Austrian city on the border of Germany, with views of the Eastern Alps. The city is divided by the Salzach River, with medieval and baroque buildings of the pedestrian Altstadt (Old City) on its left bank, facing the 19th-century Neustadt (New City) on its right. The Altstadt birthplace of famed composer Mozart is preserved as a museum displaying his childhood instruments.
Later in the evening enjoy with this optional tour of a Candlelight Dinner and Concert at Fortress
Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy a romantic 3-course candlelight dinner, followed by a Mozart concert at the fortress Hohensalzburg. An experience that will stay in your memory for a long time!
Take the opportunity and enjoy a romantic 3-course candlelight dinner (pastry with spread / creamy tomato soup / stuffed breast of chicken / Mozart dessert variations) in a restaurant of the 900 year old fortress Hohensalzburg. Afterwards listen to the great Mozart concert either in the Princes' chamber - the most magnificent room in the fortress Hohensalzburg - or in the "castle tavern" with a wonderful view over the city and countryside of Salzburg. The Salzburg fortress concert is one of the largest chamber of music organisations in the world, producing more than 300 concerts annually.
Cost per person AED 250.00
Overnights in Salzburg
Day 2 Salzburg
Breakfast at the hotel. The best way to see the entire city of Salzburg in one day through the Hop on Hop Off City Tour Pass. Discover Salzburg in a completely new and relaxing way with the Hop on Hop Off bus tour. Our Luxurious coaches offer headsets for every seat that give you informative commentaries available in many different languages. As a highlight you can switch to channel 8 and use your headphones to hear the true story of the Trapp Family and background information about the famous movie Sound of Music! Get on and off as often as you want at the different Hop On Hop Off stops through the city. See sights, go shopping, have fun and create your own tour. Enjoy the full Circle Tour and have a look at every major attraction Salzburg has to offer. See the Best of Salzburg with your Hop On Hop Off pass.
Day 3 Salzburg
Breakfast at the hotel. Day is free, for you to explore the city at your own pace or there are a variety of OPTIONAL TOURS that you can choose from.
Optional tours you can book with us
A fascinating opportunity to visit the picturesque area of Berchtesgaden in the neighboring German province of Bavaria. Leaving Salzburg passing by Hellbrunn we cross the German border. Driving past the Salt mines our first stop will be at the King's Lake , Konigssee, known as 'The prettiest lake in Germany' and part of the Berchtesgaden National Park. Enjoy this short break to marvel at the scenery, the Bavarian mountains towering above you and proving a magnificent backdrop to the lake. We then drive to the town of Berchtesgaden, nestled in the foothills of the surrounding mountains. Enjoy your free time strolling around the center, historical buildings, churches and perhaps a local specialty or two! Returning back to the centre of Salzburg in the late afternoon.
Cost per person AED 200.00
Adventure tour into the Salt Mines - Experience the underground world of the so called `White Gold`.
Starting in the city of Salzburg we pass by the area of Hellbrunn, taking us directly to the Salt mines. Before entering the mine you will dress like a miner (protective clothing provided) and then travel by miner's train into the heart of the mountain. Once inside this remarkable underground world the knowledgeable local miner/guide will amaze you with tales of the history of the salt, how it was mined, transported and used. Going down further into the caverns you can use the miners' slides, great fun for all ages. Then be amazed within the mountain as you travel by raft across a Salt Lake. Once you have been enchanted within these underground labyrinths you will return to the outside world by miners' train. Travel back to Salzburg passing by the Untersberg Mountain.
The original Sound of Music Tour
This popular tour guides you around the locations made famous by the film 'Sound of Music'.
Relive the true story of the Von Trapp family which was filmed as the 'Sound of Music' in the Salzburg area. The tour, which has been Salzburg's most popular tour since 1967 when it was offered for the first time, is a combination of sightseeing in this historical city itself and in the beautiful lakes and mountains area known as the Salzkammergut, which is also a famous musical and cultural centre. The highlights and film locations of the 'Sound of Music', such as the beautiful gardens in Hellbrunn (where Liesl and Rolf sang 'I am 16 going on 17'), and the wedding church in Mondsee are a treat for all fans of the film.
Cost per person AED 225.00
Salzkammergut / Lakes and Mountains
Enjoy the amazing scenery of the lake district known as the Salzkammergut, with its picturesque villages.
This tour to the lake district will show you the scenic beauty surrounding the city of Salzburg. We drive past the villages of Hof, Fuschl and St. Gilgen before reaching pretty St.Wolfgang, where we visit the church with its famous altar by Michael Pacher and the renowned 'White Horse Inn.' On the boat trip across St. Wolfgang's lake during the summer months you can enjoy the splendors of the most romantic landscape surrounding in the lake.
Day 4 Salzburg-Vienna
After your breakfast, check out and proceed to Salzburg train station for your onward journey to Vienna. On arrival make your way to the hotel and check in.
Vienna, Austria’s capital, lies in the country’s east on the Danube River. Its artistic and intellectual legacy was shaped by residents including Mozart, Beethoven and Sigmund Freud. The city is also known for its Imperial palaces, including Schönbrunn, the Habsburgs’ summer residence. In the Museums Quartier district, historic and contemporary buildings display works by Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt and other artists.
Later in the afternoon if time permits you can go for an optional tour to the Grand Danube River Cruise
You'll have a unique opportunity to experience the most impressive sights of Vienna, while enjoying a relaxing cruise on board the MS Vindobona. In the first half of this cruise, you will pass some of Vienna's most significant buildings like the Urania observatory, the "Kunsthaus Wien" (which has been re-designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser) and the Gasometer building. After passing the modern Hydro Electric power plant Freudenau you will continue to the Reichsbruecke. On the second half of this cruise you will get an unforgettable view of Vienna's tallest buildings - the UNO City, the Danube Tower (252m) and the Millenium Tower (202m). Afterwards you get to appreciate the lock Nussdorf and the Thermal Waste Treatment Plant Spittelau, which has been designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser. On the way back you will see the Rossau Barracks, the Vienna Ring Tower and the St. Rupert's Church, which is the oldest religious edifice of the city. You then return to Schwedenplatz.
Cost per person AED 150.00
Overnights in Vienna
Day 5 Vienna
Breakfast at the hotel. Today make your way to the meeting point and join the group for the City and Schonbrunn Palace tour. Take a tour of the main sights within the city centre and visit the magnificently decorated rooms of Schonbrunn Palace. This city tour will introduce you to the the most important sights of the Austrian capital. As we drive around the famous 'Ringstrasse', Vienna's main boulevard, we pass by the State Opera, the Museums of Fine Art and Natural History, the Parliament building, the Burgtheater (National Theatre), the City Hall and the University. The highlight of this programme is the visit to Schonbrunn Palace where we take a tour of some of the most magnificently decorated rooms. We return to the city centre, passing by Belvedere Palace, where you will have the opportunity to end your tour, or you can choose to continue to the State Opera House, where the tour ends.
Later in the evening experience the world class concert on this optional Strauss and Mozart Concert
Strauss and Mozart Concert
Enjoy the magic of the famous master in one of the most enchanting settings.
This Concert takes place in the Wiener Kursalon, which is located in the beautiful Stadtpark where the famous statue of Johann Strauss is. The famous master works of Strauss and Mozart are performed by the very professional Salon Orchestra, opera singers, and ballet dancers.
Day 6 Vienna-Prague
After breakfast check out and make your way to the train station for your onward trip to Prague. Board the 2nd class train from Vienna to Prague. On arrival in Prague make your way to the hotel and check in.
Prague, capital city of the Czech Republic, is bisected by the Vltava River. Nicknamed “the City of a Hundred Spires,” it's known for its Old Town Square, the heart of its historic core, with colorful baroque buildings, Gothic churches and the medieval Astronomical Clock, which gives an animated hourly show. Completed in 1402, pedestrian Charles Bridge is lined with statues of Catholic saints.
In the evening enjoy the city of Prague with this optional river cruise
Cruise on the river Vltava with Dinner and Music
Enjoy the illuminated sights of Prague while enjoying dinner with music on board the Vltava river.
Our private minibus will take you to the Vltava river, where you will then enjoy a cruise on an air conditioned boat while being surrounded by the amazing sights of the heart of Prague. Some of the views that you will never forget include the Prague Castle, the St. Vitus Cathedral, the Charles Bridge, the National Theatre, Petrin hill and the green cupola (dome) of the St. Nicolas Church. Dinner on the boat is served buffet-style and you can admire the illuminated sights of Prague while passing under the Charles Bridge, through the Castle district (HradCany), past the National Theatre and the Vysehrad Castle, etc. The cruise itself lasts three hours. The minibus will then take you back to your hotel after the end of the cruise. Boat ticket, transports and dinner are included in the price.
Cost per person AED 250.00
Overnights in Prague
Day 7 Prague
Breakfast at the hotel. Discover Prague not only by bus and walking but view the architectonic jewel also from the Vltava River with our combined tour, the Grand City Tour, Prague Castle and Boat Cruise
During this tour we will introduce Prague as a historic and architectural jewel of Central Europe. Our guide will be with you the whole time, explaining the history of Prague and its neighbourhoods (Old Town, New Town, Lesser Town) during the bus trip. The second part of the tour will take you to Prague castle and to one of the most important sight of Prague on a visit inside the nearby St Vitus Cathedral . After approximately 60 minutes of guided walking tour you go to the bank of the Vltava River to get on board a boat where you can take a rest and relax admiring the beauties of Prague from a different view. Besides other bridges connecting both the river banks you will see the well known Charles Bridge from the boat. Then continue for a pleasant walk through the Jewish town to the Old Town Square (Prague Astronomical Clock and Tyn Cathedral) where the tour ends.
Day 8 Prague
After breakfast, day will be free to relax and unwind in the hotel or there are a variety of OPTIONAL TOURS that you can choose from.
Karlovy Vary day trip
Visit the famous spa town of Karlovy vary with its medicinal waters!
Our minibus will take you through the picturesque West Bohemian countryside to the city Karlovy Vary. Walk during this day trip along the world-famous spa and have lunch at the Colonnade. Karlovy Vary is the most famous spa town in the Czech Republic, the history of the city dates back to the 14th century, the time of Charles IV. The curative effects of the local mineral springs were used as treatments on greats such a Tsar Peter the Great and the writer Goethe. One of the most famous attraction is the Hot Spring that spews boiling healing water up to a height of 12 m. In the city you can look forward to a wide range of historical and modern colonnades and tasting water from 12 natural mineral springs. After 3 course lunch in a local restaurant we recommended to also taste delicious wafers and traditional liqueur Becherovka, made from a unique blend of herbs and spices.
Cost per person AED 300.00
Cesky Krumlov and Ceske Budejovice city of Budweiser beer
Take a chance to Visits two picturesque Czech towns for an unforgettable experience.
The picturesque town of Cesky Krumlov is situated above the meandering valley along the upper Vltava river in Southern Bohemia. It has won an international reputation thanks to its historical riches. More than three hundred historic buildings dominated by a huge castle and the church of St. Vitus bear witness to their rich past. Cesky Krumlov has enormous appeal as an urban unity and has been included among the monuments on the UNESCO World Cultural an Natural Heritage list. You will visit the castle and the old centre of the town. Traveling through Southern Bohemia you may admire its beautiful landscape with many forests and ponds. We then continue to the south Bohemian city of Ceske Budejovice with its unique historic square, lined with Renaissance and Baroque houses and dominated by the Black Tower.
Cost per person AED 350.00
Konopiste and Karlstejn Castles
Join us for a fascinating tour of two Czech castles and their treasures!
During this day-long tour you will visit two unique gems among the castles of the Czech Republic, both located just outside of Prague. First we will visit and tour the Konopiste Castle, situated some 45 km from Prague. The castle was founded in the 13th century and is well renowned for its fascinating collection of antique weaponry and furniture. After this stop, we will continue westwards to the historical Karlstejn Castle. In the 14th century Charles IV, King of Bohemia and Holy Roman Emperor, had this gothic monument built as a depository for the Empire crown jewels and relics of the saints. It boasts incomparable history and breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside.
Cost per person AED 400.00
Day 9 Prague/End of trip
After breakfast. The day is free until checkout time. The driver will pick you up and drop you to the airport for your onward flight.
The rates are subject to availability at the time of booking request. In the event if there are rate changes due to increase in Govt taxes, or hotel charges a surcharge, or BAR rates (Best available rates), we reserve the right to amend the rates without notice. The exchange rate is subject to change. Please ensure that you have secured the relevant visa / entry permits & valid passport. The best source of visa information is the embassy of the country itself.
If you are interested in going ahead with this booking, we would require deposits or payments as follows either in the form of cash or cheque:
Please ensure that the names given to us for reservations match the names in your passport, as hotels, sightseeing tour companies are very particular about name changes. Mismatched names may result in heavy amendment penalties. We strongly recommend travel insurance as part of your package – we have excellent rates with the world’s best companies – please let us know if you wish us to add this to your package.
Economy class airfare from Dubai / Vienna / Prague / Dubai.
2 nights / 3 days accommodation in Vienna based on double room occupancy.
3 nights / 4 days accommodation in Salzburg & Prague based on double room occupancy.
Departure transfer from Prague hotel to airport on private car.
2nd class train ticket from Vienna-Salzburg-Vienna-Prague.
Salzburg Hop on hop off sightseeing tours in coach basis, Vienna City tour & Schonbrunn Palace on seat in coach basis.
city tour & Schonbrunn Palace on seat in coach basis.
Grand city tour, Prague Castle & boat cruise on seat in coach basis.
Complimentary travel insurance.
All airline and hotel taxes.
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