The Experience

Experience two historic cities, Salzburg and Vienna, both known for their music history and relationship to Mozart. Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart, is a city of incomparable architecture and culture. Vienna, a city combining old world with new, features young galleries and historic museums, modern architecture next to splendid old buildings, stylish boutiques intermixed with nostalgic shops as well as operas and concert halls.


  • 3 Nights Vienna
  • Dinner at Restaurant
  • Vienna City Tour
  • 3 Nights Salzburg
  • Dinner at K+K Restaurant am Waagplatz
  • Sazlburg City Tour
  • Daily Breakfast

Day 1 ~ Arrive Vienna:
Arrive in Vienna and check in to your hotel for 3 nights (Private optional transfers available). (Accommodation, Vienna)

Day 2 ~ Vienna:
After breakfast, you are scheduled for a city tour with hotel pick up. The rest of your day is at leisure to explore or relax as you choose. (Breakfast & Accommodations, Vienna)

Historical City Tour with Schonbrunn – Your tour begins at 9:45 a.m. with hotel pick up 30 to 45 minutes prior in your hotel lobby. On your tour you see the Ringstrasse, the State Opera House, Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Natural History, the Hofburg, residence of Empress Elizabeth, (known as ‘Sisi’ in Austria), the Parliament, City Hall, the Burgtheater, the university and the Votive Church. The highlight of your tour is a visit to Schonbrunn Palace. (Ends at the State Opera building, lasts 3½ hours)

Day 3 ~ Vienna:
Your last full day in Vienna gives you options. You may wish to go shopping in this cosmopolitan city this morning. (Breakfast, Vienna; Accommodations, Vienna)

An optional tour to consider for today is a visit to Vienna Woods Mayerling Seegrotte. This four-hour tour visits the Vienna Woods, the Roman City of Baden, the Mayerling hunting lodge, past the Holdrichsmuhle where Franz Schubert composed “The Linden Tree” to Seegrotte. After a boat ride on the largest subterranean lake in Europe, you return to Vienna past Liechtenstein Castle. (Ends at State Opera House. Daily at 9:30 a.m. or 2:45.p.m., lasts four hours.)

Your included dinner tonight with 8:00 p.m. reservations is at the Royal Piaristenkeller Restaurant. Dinner menu consists of Viennese dishes, 1/4 liter of wine and wine cellar visit with glass of sparkling wine. Founded in 1697 by Piarist monks as a tavern and wine cellar, recently renovated to resemble the tavern with centuries-old vaulted ceilings, this restaurant serves traditional Austrian specialties based on original recipes ,“ including some of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s favorites. (Please present your voucher before ordering, gratuities not included.)

Day 4 ~ Vienna to Salzburg:
After breakfast today, you travel to Salzburg with reservations for your four hour trip, so you can sit back, relax and watch the scenery pass on your way to the birthplace of Mozart. Optional private rail station transfers in Vienna and Salzburg are available. (Breakfast, Vienna; Accommodations, Salzburg)

Day 5 ~ Salzburg:

After breakfast use of your 48 Hour Salzburg card to explore the Sound of Music, city at leisure before your included dinner. (Breakfast, Dinner & Accommodations, Salzburg)

48 hour Salzburg Card – Gives you unlimited use of Salzburg’s public transport system plus free admission to 27 attractions and museums, and discounts on other attractions. Includes the Cable-car Untersberg, Catacombs of St. Peter, the Hellbrunn Palace and Fountains, Mozart’s Residence, both Museums of Modern Art, a cruise aboard the Amadeus Salzburg (April through mid-October) and more. (Your Salzburg Card will be at your hotel reception desk upon your arrival.)

Arrive on your own for dinner at 8:00 p.m. at the K+K Restaurant am Waagplatz ,“ Located in a medieval era townhouse, you,™ll experience some of the very best of Austrian and international cuisine and one of the most exquisite wine cellars in the city. (Please present your voucher before ordering, drinks and gratuities not included.)

Day 6 ~ Salzburg:
You have the option to book a tour for today,™s adventure such as the Original Sound of Music tour, taking in the sites from the famous movie. Or maybe you want to experience the salt mines near Salzburg. Go by bus to the mine, then underground by train, slides and a short boat trip to the depths where the White gold, was mined. (Breakfast & Accommodations, Salzburg)

Day 7 ~ Depart Salzburg:
After breakfast, make your way to the train station or airport with a private transfer, ready to depart for you next Avanti destination. (Breakfast, Salzburg)

Optional Salzburg Tours:

  • Mozart City ~ Daily 9:30 a.m., 1.5 Hours
  • Eagles Nest ~ Daily 9:00 a.m., 4.5 Hours
  • Salt Mines ~ Daily 9:00 a.m., lasts 4 Hours
  • Unique Sound of Music ~ Daily 9:30 a.m., 4 Hours
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