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Your Reliable Partner for Central and Eastern Europe
AUSTRIA – CZECH REPUBLIC – HUNGARY
Your Reliable Partner for Central and Eastern Europe
Austria (Head Office)
Czech Republic | Germany | Hungary
Croatia | Poland | Slovak Republic | Slovenia
in cooperation with Advantage Austria
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Table of Contents:
About Pegasus – The Welcoming Agencies ....................... 5
Introduction to Austria ........................................................ 7
Tour Highlights in Austria & Surroundings ........................ 27
Vienna ................................................................................. 9
The Czech Republic & Prague .......................................... 35
Salzburg ............................................................................ 14
Hungary & Budapest ......................................................... 39
Innsbruck .......................................................................... 17
Munich .............................................................................. 43
Music in Austria ................................................................ 20
Berlin .................................................................................. 46
Educational Tours in Austria ............................................. 24
Combined Tours in Central and Eastern Europe .............. 48
UNESCO Sites in Austria .................................................. 25
Our Preferred Partners ...................................................... 59
Berlin
Dresden
Prague
Krakow
Cesky Krumlov
Brno
Munich
Vienna
Bratislava
Salzburg
Innsbruck Graz
Budapest
Ljubljana
Venice
Zagreb
Zadar
Split
Dubrovnik
Rome
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Dear Readers,
As the Commercial Counsellor for Austria in Singapore, I would like to invite you and your guests to experience
the wonders of Austria.
Austria offers a myriad of different experiences for visitors. As a cultural centre of Europe, visitors will be swept
away in the history and beauty of our architecture. Sample the finest wine and cuisine in Europe. Be lost in the
breathtaking green scenery and rolling mountains. In winter, ski on some of the best mountain peaks in Europe.
Similarly to Singapore, Austria is a progressive country with a robust economy and multicultural society. Our tourism sector continues to remain our most important and we invest heavily in developing the physical and soft tourism infrastructure to offer visitors an unparalleled experience. The number of visitors from Asia to Austria is steadily
Volker R. Ammann
Commercial Counsellor
on the rise and we expect the trend to continue.
Our long history with tourism and understanding that we have to innovate has helped Austrian companies build
a strong niche in offering innovative solutions to tourist operators. Operators around the world have used Austrian
technology to improve their operations and create new and exciting experiences. This is also true of our service
staff that are highly sought after the world over to lead tourist operations, which is a result of our strong service
culture.
Thank you for supporting us and look forward to welcoming you in Austria.
Volker R. Ammann
Commercial Counsellor
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About Pegasus:
Today, Pegasus – The Welcoming Agencies is owned and
Pegasus was founded in Vienna in 1980 as an inbound and out-
managed in a joint partnership by Renate Forte and COLUMBUS
bound Tour Operator.
Travel Agency, Austria’s largest family-run tourism enterprise
Ten years later, the business segments were separated and Pega-
owned by the Dr. Richard family.
sus Incoming soon grew to be one of the leading destination
The long-standing commitment of Pegasus to its business part-
management companies in Central and Eastern Europe, with its head
ners as well as its flexible approach to the different market needs
office in Austria and additional offices in Prague and Budapest.
have remained unchanged.
Dear Business Partners,
I started my involvement in the tourism business more than 35 years ago as a tour guide, taking Austrian tourists
to various European countries during my university years before I opened my own business: Pegasus Incoming.
My multinational team and I (together we speak 12 different languages!) are at your disposal to handle all
your travel and meeting-related requests. Since 1990 we have been cooperating with Asian partners and
adapt our offers to the needs of the single markets, may it be for special food requirements, dedicated tour
guides or suitable hotels. In this brochure we are pleased to introduce our preferred partners to you who
cater specifically to the Asian market and like to welcome your guests to their destination or premises.
Enclosed you will find an overview of our many unique products. Please do not hesitate to contact us with
any specific request or for additional information.
We look forward to welcoming you and your guests to the heart of Europe!
Renate FORTE, Managing Director, Pegasus – The Welcoming Agencies
Dear Business Partners,
The Dr. Richard family has been involved in the tourism industry for more than 80 years, and as a third-generation owner, I am honored to be able to take our organization into the future.
Our company started as a transportation company, and today, we are listed among the TOP 500 companies
in Austria with a turnover of Euro 227 million, counting a fleet of more than 900 busses, an own transfer
services company with 80 limousine cars and minivans, as well as own sightseeing touring companies in
Salzburg and Vienna (shareholder). In addition, we own and operate 35 travel agencies and business travel
centers as franchisee partner of FCM Travel Solutions.
We look forward to welcoming you and your guests to Central and Eastern Europe!
Mag. Alexander RICHARD, Managing Director/Owner, COLUMBUS – Ihr Reisebüro, Member of Dr. Richard Group
View from our office in Vienna
Our Management Team in Central and Eastern Europe
Pegasus opened its office in Budapest in 1990 and in Prague in 1992.
Together with our representative office in Salzburg, we offer a strong local presence and enjoy longstanding relationships with
our suppliers throughout the area. All our managers are highly qualified and well-known in the industry and all are looking forward to
welcoming you and your guests to Central and Eastern Europe. Our philosophy is to always take care of the specific needs of each
distinct and different market and to provide local, personalized and above all, professional assistance.
We are known for our creativity and regularly design new program ideas in order for you to be able to offer innovative products to your
clients that will motivate them to visit our area of Europe.
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Pegasus Offers
Let us plan your city break or your detailed itinerary in Austria, the Czech Republic and
Hungary – of course also in combination with other European countries.
Leisure Groups and Individual Travellers –
Tailor Made Services for all Needs
For your next group or individual booking, we provide
a wide selection of hotels, well-trained professional
guides, entrance tickets to all major sights, meals in
traditional or international restaurants and a number
of special entertainment possibilities.
HOTEL SELECTION: Our large hotel portfolio features 3- to 5-star hotels throughout Central Europe.
Vienna hotel bookings for individual travelers can
also be done via our online booking platform on
our web-site.
TOURS AND EXCURSIONS: We provide a vast
selection of regular or private guided sightseeing
tours and excursions as well as prime entertainment options.
TRANSFER SERVICES: We offer busses, minivans, chauffeur driven cars or limousine services
for private transfers.
V.I.P. SERVICES: For your very special guests, let
us organize an exclusive VIP package that leaves
nothing to be desired.
THEMED TOURS
We offer a wide variety of themed vacation packages
as well as several delightful city combinations. Our
highlights are:
MUSIC: CONCERTS AUSTRIA is our special
division handling music tours and tours for
performing groups. For more information please
visit the web-site: www.concerts-austria.com
For details on the annual Summa Cum Laude
International Youth Music Festival:
www.sclfestival.org
EDUCATION TOURS: We provide learning and
discovering experiences as well as taylor made
programs according to the subjects and level of
the participants. We also regularly organize international student summits on specific themes and
summer courses on different subjects.
WINE & GOURMET: We are Austria’s specialists
for wine and gourmet tours and offer beautiful
programs to 14 Austrian wine regions as well as
cooking courses and tastings of culinary delights.
RELIGIOUS TOURS: We are highly experienced
in organizing religious and pilgrimage tours
throughout Central and Eastern Europe.
HARLEY DAVIDSON TOURS: Like to ride a
Harley? We organize exciting routings for small
parties.
IMPERIAL MOMENTS AUSTRIA: Our special
division helps you plan truly magnificent, ‘Imperial’
corporate or private events in the most splendid
historical locations, sophisticated tours and private
getaways.
MICE & CORPORATE EVENTS
MEETINGS AND CONGRESSES: Pegasus
offers all necessary logistic services for your next
meeting, including but not limited to hotel bookings,
venue search, transfers and convention
registration.
TEAM BUILDING: Are you looking for something
extraordinary to enhance a tour such as sky diving
or shooting a movie? Aside from the official part of
an event we know how to entertain your group.
TRANSPORTATION: From luxury limousines to
classic cars, a bus fleet of 900 modern coaches to
historical luxury trains – we offer the fully portfolio.
EVENT PLANNING: From corporate events
to wedding anniversaries – we have extensive
experience in handling programs for small elite
gatherings as well as for large groups.
Please contact us for more information and special
packages or visit us on www.pegasus.at.
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Introduction to Austria
Picturesque Alpine scenery, imposing Habsburg architecture and one of the world’s
favorite musicals – the country certainly embodies all the famous clichés of Austria.
Nevertheless, it’s not all just enticing Mozart ensembles and schnitzel & apple strudel:
Austria nowadays offers some of Europe’s greatest diversity of museums and
contemporary architecture, not to mention the exciting and sophisticated cities whose
cafés, restaurants and clubs combine fashionable styles with elegant tradition.
Austria is Nature
In Austria you will find amazing scenery: From the vast landscape of the Pannonian Plain to the high alpine
regions, from the lakes to the mighty Danube, from the lovely wine regions to the national parks – Austria is
full of natural wonders.
Austria is Culture and Tradition
Austria’s rich history has produced cultural and architectural treasures which are world renowned touristic
attractions. Palaces, castles and magnificent architecture, concert halls, ballrooms and theaters, museums,
exhibitions and galleries – all inviting you to enjoy Austria’s culture and history.
Austria is Food and Beverage
Any gourmand or foodie would love Austrian cuisine. A kitchen on the cross-roads of Europe; the famous Vienna
schnitzel, spicy goulash and the delicious apple strudel, all have their origins from Austria’s wider realm. With
wonderful cheeses, fulsome sausages, delicious cakes and patisseries, award-winning wines and the orchards
to the most tasty ciders, Austria has a taste for everyone, while the ‘metre of schnaps’ famously showcases the
varied herbs and flowers that flavour Austria’s national spirit.
Austria is Sport and Fun
From summer to winter, Austria is a sports lover’s paradise! From skiing to sleighing, from climbing to caving, from
paragliding to flying, from hiking to mountain biking, Austria has it all. And afterwards, there is Après-ski …
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PALAIS FE RST E L, DAUN - KIN SKY & W IE N E R BÖRSE NSÄLE
Vienna is full of history!
What could be better than choosing a historical venue for
With the experience of 400 events per year, the rehearsed
exclusive events?
team takes care of the planning and supports the successful
The mediterranean-style Palais Ferstel, the monumental
organization of staff, decoration, technical support and enter-
Wiener Börsensäle and the baroque Palais Daun-Kinsky
tainment with just one contact person.
represent Vienna’s imperial times.
The in-house catering enables an individual approach to
Whether you are planning festive occasions, conferences and
special wishes and requirements.
meetings, presentations and fairs, banquets or receptions –
Topped off by the best Viennese patisserie, you will get the best
the imposing Palais offer an incomparable setting in elegant
taste of Austria!
surrounding!
Experience it!
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The famous Palais Ferstel, with its elegant Ferstel
ballroom and mediterranean arcade courtyard is
one of the most interesting buildings belonging to
the Wilhelminian Era, built 1860. The legendary
Café Central in the Palais Ferstel represents the
Viennese coffee house culture as its best, rated as
a UNESCO intangible cultural heritage. Here, poets
and philosophers mixed with the likes of Sigmund
Freud and revolutionaries Trotsky and Lenin.
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The Palais Daun-Kinsky on the Freyung square was
built between 1713 – 1719 by the well-known
baroque architect Johann Lucas von Hildebrandt
and is characterized by its magnificent stucco
decoration, painted ceilings and sculptures.
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The Wiener Börsensäle, the former headquarters of
the Vienna stock exchange from 1876, stands for a
significant monumental building on the famous
Ringstrasse as an impressive example of historical
architecture.
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Private events in unique historical Palais
Living Viennese history in remarkable buildings
Exclusive use of the festive halls
One-touch-service
Experienced team with over 400 events per year
In-house catering & service staff
Best Viennese patisserie from the Café Central
Organization of preferred set up, style & furniture
Implementation of your individual concept
High guest satisfaction rate
Modern technology & technical support on site
Free Wifi in all premises
Natural daylight in all premises
Centrally located in Vienna’s City Center
Best transport connection & several hotels
within walking distance
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Vienna
Austria’s capital offers a unique blend of imperial traditions and stunning modernity.
It is famous for its cultural events, imperial sights, coffee house culture, cozy wine
taverns, and the very special Viennese charm.
Not many cities in the world can build a bridge between the present and the past so effortlessly like Vienna. Its
splendid historical face has been well preserved and is outstanding in its uniqueness: Grand imperial palaces with
exuberant baroque interiors, museums flanking magnificent squares and living history in form of the romantic
Fiaker horse drawn carriages that still roll through the city streets. It has also been honored as an UNESCO World
Heritage Site twice: For its historic city center and for the magnificent Schönbrunn Palace.
Nevertheless, Vienna is also one of Europe’s most dynamic metropolises. Just a stone’s throw from the grand
imperial premises one can find some of the world’s most provocative contemporary art collections in the numerous,
very diverse museums that the city offers. All this, combined with Vienna’s attractive attributes like the generous
space of green in the city and the ‘blue’ Danube that cuts a path right through the historical center as well as the
Vienna Woods do not just make for a most exciting metropolis but also for a capital with great outdoors.
Combined with its perfect geographic location in the heart of Europe, which makes a journey to Vienna easily
combinable with trips to other Austrian or European cities, it attracts more than 6 million visitors year-round who
come to see the Austrian capital.
Vienna is …
Imperial: Walk in the footsteps of the Habsburgs and visit the splendid baroque palaces of Schönbrunn
and the Belvedere
Arts: Viennese Art Nouveau with Klimt at the Belvedere, Kokoschka and Schiele at the Leopold Museum of
the Museums Quarter and over 50 other museums and precious art collections such as at the Albertina,
the Palais Liechtenstein, the Museum of Applied Arts, or the Kunsthaus
World’s capital of Music: More renowned composers lived in Vienna than in any other city and you can still visit
their appartements, like the Mozarthaus
Historical: The historic center of Vienna is on the UNESCO´s world heritage list
Green: Romantic parks all around the city center and the Danube Island invite for leisure and relaxation
Multicultural: Dynamic restaurants with good food range from local to specialty restaurants
Entertaining: Ranges from the Vienna Prater with the Giant Ferries Wheel to the many diverse festivals
and events throughout the year
Wine and Gourmet: Vienna is the only capital in the world where wine is grown and produced
Shopping: Apart from featuring numerous brand stores, Vienna is a great place for design made
by Wiener Werkstätten or the designs of Hundertwasser
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LEOPOLD MUSEUM
MOZARTHAUS
VIENNA
The Leopold Museum is the most visited museum
of Vienna’s hottest cultural site, the MuseumsQuartier.
What to see & explore:
• Most significant and largest Egon Schiele collection in the world
• Masterworks by Secession founder Gustav Klimt
• Unique treasure house of Viennese Jugendstil and Wiener Werkstätte
Specials:
• The museum’s panorama windows offer a wonderful view of central
Vienna.
• Various possibilities for your exclusive event
• Experience the museum outside the regular opening hours
• Exclusive guided tours by a curator
www.leopoldmuseum.org
Regina Beran-Prem • [email protected]
At the Mozarthaus Vienna visitors
can explore the only Vienna apartment of Mozart’s that has been preserved, where he lived from 1784 to
1787 and composed more music
than anywhere else!
Around this flat, a comprehensive
presentation of the times in which
Mozart lived and of his most important works, spread over three exhibition levels, awaits Mozart fans,
young and old, from all over the
world. The exhibition is focused on
the great composer’s Vienna years,
which represent the peak of his
creative achievement.
Get a free Audioguide (available in
11 languages for adults and 8
languages for children) and immerse yourself in Mozart’s world!
As well as the permanent exhibition,
Mozarthaus Vienna also presents a
special exhibition which changes
every year and is included in the admission price. The annual exhibition
2016 will deal with the many works
that Mozart wrote in the present-day
Mozarthaus Vienna.
© Mozarthaus Vienna / Peters
A centre showing the life and work of the musical genius
MOZARTHAUS VIENNA
with WIEN MUSEUM Mozartwohnung
Domgasse 5, A-1010 Vienna
10 am to 7 pm daily
Tel.: +43 1 512 17 91
e-mail: [email protected]
J U FA H OT E L
JUFA Wien City is part of the JUFA hotels–an Austrian hotel chain with more than 50
hotels in Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein and Hungary. It offers a wide choice of countryside hotels as well as city and resort hotels with extraordinary facilities for families, business travelers, groups also with special interests (music, sport etc)
JUFA Wien City the family friendly hotel has 157 rooms (one to three bedrooms as well
as family rooms and suites). All rooms are equipped with shower/WC, TV, air conditioning
and free WIFI.
Moreover, there are 10 wheelchair-accessible rooms, own indoor parking and free bus
parking and only 18 km away from Vienna International Airport.
The nearest underground station is about 200m away, the underground line U3 takes
you directly to the city center.
Guests can have buffet breakfast and dinner in the restaurant or a la carte in the cafe.
The lobby bar invites for a drink and in summer the hotel offers a lovely barbeque on the
terrace.
Family friendly
• Barrier free
• Excellent Food
• 24 hour service
• WLAN
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www.jufa.eu
Individual clients as well as families, groups and business clients are always welcome!“
VIENNA HIGHLIGHTS
Schönbrunn Palace
The former summer residence of the Habsburg dynasty is a splendid baroque building which dates back to the
XVIIth century. The palace and the extensive park are one of the most visited sights in the town. A tour of the
grandiose rooms that are on show provides a look into the world of the Austrian imperial house. It was here that
Franz Joseph, who married the enchanting Sisi and ruled from 1848 – 1916, was born. Today the Palace is a
UNESCO World Cultural heritage site.
Spanish Riding School
Since 450 years the Spanish Riding School of Vienna treats its audience with unique impressions of horse riding
skills of highest order combined with perfect precision of the Lipizzan horses in harmony with classical music in the
baroque ambiance of the Imperial Palace.
Vienna Boys’ Choir
Boys have been singing at Vienna's Imperial Chapel since 1296 and the tradition has been preserved until today where
the Vienna Boys’ Choir is an internationally successful world-class music highlight.
In Vienna, the 10 – 14 year old boys in sailor suits perform regularly classical music in its own concert hall "MuTh" and in
the Hofburg Chapel.
Danube River Cruise
Discover Vienna on water while relaxing aboard a Danube river cruiser and watching the landscape and many
Viennese sights pass by. With the boat tours you cannot just experience Vienna, but also visit, for example, the
town of Dürnstein located in the picturesque Wachau region or even city-hop to Bratislava or Budapest and return
to Vienna on the same day.
Giant Ferris Wheel and Prater
Visiting the Prater, Vienna’s famous amusement park, is a bit like stepping into another world. You will find something exciting for everyone: thrills and spills at the old-fashioned theme park rides as well as good dining locations
offering typical Austrian cuisine. A highlight of a visit at the Prater is surely a ride on the famous Giant Ferris Wheel,
a Viennese landmark that has provided fine views over the rooftops of the city since 1896. A ride on the Giant Ferris Wheel is a must for every visitor in Vienna!
St. Stephens Cathedral
Welcoming more than one million visitors a year, St. Stephen's Cathedral is not just one of the most visited attractions of the city but also Vienna’s main symbol: Tours in and around the cathedral offer much to see and are very interesting. One can even go up to the Cathedrals’ towers or see the catacombs.
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AUSTRIA TREND HOTELS
Anita Kollingbaum
Head of Leisure Sales & Distribution
www.austria-trend.at
Park Royal Palace
Make every day your day
The Austria Trend Hotels portfolio enables you to choose between 27 hotels in Austria, Slovakia
and Slovenia and a unique suite in Schönbrunn Palace. In Vienna alone, the Austria Trend Hotel
group offers 17 centrally located hotels. Furthermore, we have created three categories – Smart,
Comfort and Premium – to help you find the perfect accommodation to suit your personal
preference from the wide variety of hotels we offer.
What do our guests like especially?
Location, location, location. The Austria Trend Hotels are all situated in close proximity to
either public transport; to pedestrianised shopping streets or shopping malls such as
Kärntner Strasse, Mariahilfer Strasse and Donauzentrum or to major tourist attractions such as
St Stephen’s Cathedral or Schönbrunn Palace.
The Austrian Cuisine, starting with Morgenstund’, a nutritious Austrian breakfast served in all
of our hotels and also including further specialities such as Strudel with a Melange in the afternoon, or a Schnitzel at dinnertime.
The rich cultural heritage and historical relevance of Austria, which is often reflected in the
design of our hotels. Many hotels combine historical elements with a modern touch and stateof the-art amenities.
Tips for incentives
Austria Trend Hotels offer a variety of exclusive suites, each with its own character and unique
history. Options include the Kaiser Suites at the Parkhotel Schönbrunn, which were used by
Emperor Franz Joseph’s personal guests and the Sarkissova Suite at the Park Royal Palace,
which was designed by the ballet dancer herself. Enjoy one of these suites or an executive room,
when upgrading yourself and your clients.
Furthermore, our 2 resort hotels as well as some of the city hotels have outdoor space, perfect
for team-building activities or outdoor events.
Hotel Ananas
The Austria Trend Hotels provide the perfect base for both leisure and business
travellers. With 27 Hotels situated in prime locations, they are the ideal point of departure. And the state-of-the-art amenities are bound to exceed your expectations.
Timelessly elegant modern interiors, pioneering technologies and unparalleled service all come as standard at our hotels. Each hotel also has a charm of its own that
reflects the location.
Furthermore, Austria Trend Hotels manages a luxury hotel suite opened in the
east wing of the former imperial residence, Schönbrunn Palace – the Schloss
Schönbrunn Grand Suite.
Choose your preference from 3 hotel categories:
The PREMIUM category is the ideal choice for anyone who wants to travel in style
and enjoy the particular luxury and elegance of a hotel. Just sit back, relax and
savour the attentive service as well as the incredible array of dishes and classic
wines from our kitchens and wine cellars.
In the COMFORT category hotels, a special ambience and attentive service make
it easy for guests to relax and recharge their batteries ahead of their next sightseeing
trip or meeting.
In the SMART category the focus is on overnight accommodation and breakfast
at highly competitive rates, making this the perfect place if you are looking for a
hotel in a prime location with excellent service.
Schloß Schönbrunn Suite
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Free WLAN in all of the hotels
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Location of the Austria Trend
Hotels (close proximity to subway
stations, major tourist attractions
and shopping opportunities)
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Austria’s largest Hotel Group
with 27 Hotels divided across
3 categories, ensuring you find the
hotel most suited to your needs
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Morgenstund’ – a nutritious
Austrian breakfast served in all
of the hotels
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Schloss Schönbrunn Grand Suite –
an exclusive Royal Imperial Suite
in Schönbrunn Palace
GLIMPSE OF VIENNA
4 Nights / 5 Days Tour
DAY 1: Coach tour of Imperial Vienna
and welcome lunch.
Picked up by coach and taken on a panoramic city tour
for your first glimpse of Vienna’s famous buildings and
gardens, followed by a welcome lunch. After checking
into the hotel, the evening is free for you to explore
Vienna at your own pace, visit the Prater, or to enjoy
Viennese nightlife.
DAY 2: Summer Palace of Schönbrunn and
Gardens. Option to follow Orson Wells’
Harry Lime on ‘The Third Man’ tour.
Morning visit to Maria Theresa’s beautiful palace and
gardens of Schönbrunn. See the imperial splendor
and the personal rooms of the Habsburg emperors.
Opportunity to visit the places Harry Lime made famous
in ‘The Third Man’.
DAY 3: Museums & Art Galleries. Excursion
to the Roman Ruins of Carnuntum
& Bratislava. Take advantage of the
Shopping Experience of Parndorf.
Vienna is the city of grand museums. Spend the morning
visiting the museum or art gallery of your choice. From the
paintings of Gustav Klimt at the Belvedere Palace to the
automobile and the uniform of Arch-Duke Franz Ferdinand from that fateful day in June 1914 at the Arsenal,
there is a museum to suit all interests. In the afternoon,
experience the civilization of the great Roman trading city
of Carnuntum, where a whole street has been rebuilt.
From this once important border post of an earlier empire,
cross into Slovenia and Maria Theresa’s second city of the
Austrian empire. After wandering the charming medieval
streets of old Bratislava, stop off at the outlet village of
Parndorf, where luxury brands can be had 70% off their
RRP.
DAY 4:
Option 1. Day visit to Budapest, the ‘Paris of
the East’.
Take the coach along the highway to the Imperial city
of Budapest and visit such sites as the UNESCO
World Heritage Buda Castle and the splendid gothic
parliament buildings. Enjoy traditional Hungarian
hospitality and cuisine before returning to Vienna.
Option 2. Day trip to Salzburg, via lake area.
Take the coach west via the beautiful lake area to
Mozart’s birthplace, the baroque UNESCO city of
Salzburg. Visit the places made famous by Julie
Andrews in The Sound of Music before returning
to Vienna.
DAY 5: Goodbye to Vienna.
It is time to say goodbye to Vienna and Austria. After
breakfast and some last minute souvenir shopping,
the coach takes you back to the airport and your flight
home.
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Salzburg
The city of Salzburg has a very proud history that is still very evident today and which
continues to enthusiast visitors from all over the world: Salzburg is an elegant cultural
centre, home of Sound Of Music, festival and Mozart city all rolled into one.
Salzburg’s global reputation is probably most recognized by the fact that Wolfgang
Amadeus Mozart was born here in 1756. Salzburg is a hot-spot of the music world and
does not just host the world famous Salzburg Festival each summer since 1920 but up
to 4000 cultural events annually.
You can feel the intensive care and attention given by the city to preserve Salzburg’s
charming cityscape which was also one of the reasons the Baroque old town of Salzburg
was declared an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Architectural delights include the splendid
Baroque palace and garden of Mirabell and Hellbrunn as well as the Salzburg Cathedral
and of course the medieval Fortress Hohensalzburg which is a symbol of the Mozart city
that thrones on a hill above the town.
Salzburg’s global reputation is not just recognized by its incomparable charm of the city
but also by its picturesque scenic surroundings. Situated on the Salzach river, and
embedded within an imposing mountainous landscape, it offers an amazing natural
scenery of lakes and mountains that waits for you to be explored.
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SALZBURG HIGHLIGHTS
Hohensalzburg Fortress
Fortress Hohensalzburg is a real eye-catcher towering on a hill above the city of Salzburg. It is an unmistakable
landmark of the city shaping its famous silhouette. The fully-preserved fortress is the largest in central Europe and
open for visitors who can walk through the medieval rooms, the romantic courtyard and the bastion which also regularly serve as scenery for events like the Fortress Concerts.
Hellbrunn Palace & Trick Fountains
The ‘Lustschloss’ Hellbrunn, originally built as pleasure palace for staging festivities, enjoyment and relaxation is
nowadays accessible for visitors who can experience quite a few surprises at the water games and trick fountains
in the beautiful palace gardens. Expect mystical grottos, water-powered figures and hidden jets of water around
every corner.
Mozart’s Birthplace
January 27, 1756 marked a special day in the music world. Salzburg’s “Wunderkind“ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
was born. His birthplace, in the city center of Salzburg, is now one of the most frequently visited museums in the
world. A fascinating exhibition on three floors displays details of Mozart’s life including many original artifacts such
as Mozart’s childhood violin, his clavichord, portraits and letters belonging to the Mozart family.
Getreidegasse
The Getreidegasse, undoubtedly Salzburg’s most famous shopping street, is not just a paradise for fashionistas but
also an absolute must-see for every Salzburg visitor: With its high, narrow houses that are tightly nestled together,
the small enticing boutiques and the wrought iron guild signs along the street, as well as the romantic passageways
and courtyards radiate a special charm as you can only find it in Salzburg.
Sound Of Music Tour in Salzburg
Relive the true story of the von Trapp family which was filmed as the Sound of Music in and around Salzburg. The
tour, which has been Salzburg’s most popular tour since 1967, is a combination of both this historical city and the
breath-taking Salzkammergut – Lakes and Mountains area. See many film locations from the Sound of Music and
also other local historical and cultural places along the way!
Adventure Mine Berchtesgaden near Salzburg
Visiting the most innovative adventure centre for salt mining in the world, you can become part of an entirely new
and modern experience below the earth's surface. The train takes visitors into the depths of the mountain where
the mine is presented in a mystical way by means of light, colour and salt. An impressive "salt cathedral" appears
before the visitors' eyes and the mirror lake, 150 meters below the surface, welcomes visitors into a meditative
environment. In a fascinating composition of light and sound the ferry crosses the water and takes visitors to the
opposite shore under an artificial sky of growing salt crystals mirrored in the surface of the lake.
Kitzsteinhorn Glacier near Salzburg
Expect breath-taking views on the Kitzsteinhorn summit station. Snow and ice never melt at this altitude of 3029m,
not even in warm seasons. It is not only the highest point in the Salzburg region, comfortably accessible by cable
car, it is also a real highlight of Alpine experience. The Gipfelwelt 3000 enables you to feel and experience the fascination, energy and uplifting atmosphere of the High Alpine region with all your senses.
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GLIMPSE OF SALZBURG
Romantic Mozart and Sound of Music
Salzburg
2 Nights / 3 Days Tour
DAY 1: Arrival in Salzburg
Mozart’s birthplace, the UNESCO city of Salzburg.
Visit the baroque opulence of the old Prince-Bishops’
cathedral, where Mozart was baptized in January 1756.
Later, feel free to stroll the Getreidegasse, where, at
Number 9, Mozart was born – and now Salzburg’s
most fashionable shopping street.
DAY 2: Sound of Music
First stop: The beautiful Mirabell Palace and Gardens
by the river, made internationally famous through the
film The Sound of Music. In the afternoon, drive out to
the other sights from the film, such as the PrinceBishop’s palace Schloss Leopoldskron, where the love
scenes were shot. Finally, see the real home of the
Von Trapp family, a beautiful country house in Aigen.
DAY 3: Depart Salzburg
In the morning, take the funicular railway to the great 900year old Hohensalzburg Fortress overlooking the city. The
largest castle in Central Europe and never conquered, behind the grim walls are hidden the decorated gothic splendor of the Gold Hall and chambers. Then, after a final
stroll around the old city centre and some shopping, it is
time to say FAREWELL to Europe and be transferred to
the airport for your flight back home.
Incentive Day 3:
Habsburg Kaiservilla of Bad Ischl
and Schloss Fuschl
Drive out through the Alpine countryside to the
summer palace of Franz Joseph and see the the
fateful document he signed that lead to the First World
War. From Bad Ischl, drive along the shore of lake
Fuschl and have lunch at the beautiful Schloss Fuschl
spa hotel overlooking the lake.
Highlights:
Salzburg Cathedral
Mirabell Palace
Trapp Villa
Fortress Hohensalzburg
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Innsbruck
Majestic mountains, picturesque valleys, rolling Alpine pastures and stunning views: Tyrol
is a place of overwhelming beauty combining impressive historical monuments of the
past with post-modern international architecture in a fascinating blend of styles.
Innsbruck, the ‘Capital of the Alps’, is located in the beautiful Inn-valley and an internationally renowned winter sports
center; host to the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympics. However, there is more to this charming city than winter sports.
What makes Innsbruck so exceptional is the fact that the city beautifully manages to combine city life with a countryside
atmosphere, a modern ski-ing town with medieval history.
As the city of Maximilian I, Innsbruck has its fare share of historical treasures, such as the Golden Roof, built to celebrate
Maximilian’s marriage to Bianca Maria Sforza of Milan in 1500. Outside the city, is the impressive Renaissance Ambras
Castle, with its impressive museum collection of paintings, curiosities and medieval armor.
Walk through the quaint, narrow alleys of the Old Town which house many small boutiques offering handcrafted Tyrolean
products that are great souvenirs. And do not miss out on a very traditional evening show featuring yodel-songs and folk
dances: the “Tyrolean Evening”.
TIROLER ABEND INNSBRUCK
Tyrolean Evening Show with The Gundolf Family
One of the best Folk Performances all across Europe!
The attractive and entertaining programme, which only includes authentic
folk music, Tyrolean dances and „shoe slapping“ as well as typical Tyrolean
songs and „yodelling“ should not be missed during a visit to the Tyrol!
Daily from April through October at 08:30 p.m.
Gasthaus Sandwirt am Inn, INNSBRUCK
Info-Phone: +43-512-263263 | Email: [email protected] | www.tirolerabend.info
Innsbruck Highlights
The Golden Roof
The Golden Roof is one of Innsbruck’s most famous sights, known for its 2,657 fire-gilded copper tiles. To represent
his worldly power and for demonstration purposes the former Emperor Maximilian I (1459-1519) ordered the
construction of the splendid balcony which had been built even before 1500.
Nowadays the building houses an interesting museum whose exhibition focuses on Tyrol in the Late Middle Ages.
But the museum is not old and dull by any means, it combines multimedia and modern technologies to encourage
visitors to play an active role in the exhibition experience.
The museum shows a journey through time starting from the exciting times of Emperor Maximilian I in the medieval
to the modern world.
Bergisel Ski Jump
Towering high above Innsbruck, the Bergisel Ski Jump is a sight to behold.
Visit the ski jumping venue, where Olympic competitions have already taken place, and enjoy the breathtaking
views of Innsbruck and the surrounding Alpine region from the panorama restaurant and the terrace which are conveniently accessible by elevator.
Nordkettenbahn – Cable Railway
Board the cable railway in the city center of Innsbruck and embark a ride that will take you from the urban area of
Innsbruck to the ragged mountains in only twenty minutes.
2256m above sea level you will be rewarded with the most spectacular views over Innsbruck and of the untouched,
pristine nature of the Alps – an unforgettable experience for sure.
Tyrolean Evening
Looking for the ultimate Tyrolean experience? Then a Tyrolean Evening is just the thing for you. Enjoy folk performances with authentic Tyrolean music, Folk dances and “shoe-slapping” as well as typical Tyrolean songs and, of
course, “yodelling”.
Swarovski Crystal Worlds
The water-spouting giant, who magically draws onlookers inside to where chambers of wonder ignite sparks of imagination, has managed to become an internationally recognized object of art. The sparkling shopping landscape
“Crystal Stage” unites all the Swarovski product worlds in a single, magical location. In May 2015 the Crystal World
has re-opened its doors after generous extension works, now providing visitors the double amount of space to admire the new fascinating pieces of art. There is plenty to enjoy above the ground too, where around the head of the
Giant, a spacious park landscape full of surprises unfolds. So even if you have visited the Crystal Worlds before, be
sure to be surprised by a whole new experience which you will want to see again.
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GLIMPSE OF INNSBRUCK & SURROUNDS
Tyrolean Mountain City and Fairytale Kingdom of Swarovski
Innsbruck – Wattens
2 Nights / 3 Days Tour
DAY 1: Arrival Innsbruck
After freshening up in your hotel, wander the medieval
streets of Innsbruck old town. See the famous Golden
Roof, one of Innsbruck’s most familiar sights, known
for its 2,657 gilded copper tiles, built to represent his
worldly power by the Emperor Maximilian I (1459-1519).
From here, with his new wife, Bianca Maria Sforza of
Milan, he greeted the crowds below. Today, the building
houses a fascinating museum whose exhibition focuses
on Tyrol in the Late Middle Ages.
DAY 2: Innsbruck – Wattens – Innsbruck
In the morning, visit Ambras Castle a Renaissance
palace sited in the hills above the town. One of the
most popular tourist attractions of Innsbruck, it contains
a magnificent collection of jousting armor and a
valuable art collection. It also is the site of a famous
Imperial love story. Archduke Ferdinand II (1529–1595)
turned the old medieval fortress into a palace for his
wife, a commoner, whom he had married in secret.
However, so well loved and respected did she become
that people addressed their written petitions to “Merciful
Miss” or “serene Princess Mrs. Philippine of Austria”.
In the afternoon, continue your tour to Wattens, the
home of the world famous Swarovski Crystal. Visit the
Swarovski Crystal Worlds and its fairytale shopping hall
before heading back to your hotel in Innsbruck. Stay
overnight in Innsbruck.
DAY 3: Innsbruck Departure
A last walk through the quaint narrow alleys of the Old
Town which houses many small boutiques offering handcrafted Tyrollean products that are great souvenirs and
then it’s time to say FAREWELL to Europe and be transferred to the airport for your flight back home.
Incentive Day 3:
Innsbruck Olympic City of Skiing
Towering high above Innsbruck, the Bergisel Ski Jump
is one of the oldest and most prestigious ski championship venues in the world. The first competitions were
held on the Bergisel in the 1920, it was rebuilt for the
1964 Winter Opympics. Enjoy the breathtaking views
of Innsbruck and the surrounding Alpine region from
the panorama restaurant and the terrace which are
conveniently accessible by elevator.
Highlights:
Innsbruck, Ambras Castle
Swarovski Crystal World
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MUSIC IN AUSTRIA
In one area of culture, Austria has no equal: Classical music. Great Austrian composers
from Joseph Haydn and Amadeus Mozart in the 18th century, the Strauss family and Gustav
Mahler in the 19th, to Anton Webern and Arnold Schoenberg in the 20th, Austrian composers have expanded classical music in all directions: from the light dance music of the
Strauss’ to the brooding intensity of Mahler and the modern atonal work of Schoenberg.
Every night in Vienna about 10,000 music fans are treated to classical music and Vienna’s
musical life is dominated by three great monumental performance venues: The Musikverein, the Vienna Konzerthaus and the Vienna State Opera.
But also Salzburg, the “Mozart City“, is a hot spot for classical music lovers. The whole city
is a stage and this is not just true during the famous Salzburg Festival. Enjoy a great selection of musical offerings starting from Dinner Concerts in exclusive locations to various
outdoor festivals and events taking place all year long. Annually the charming baroque city
hosts up to 4000 cultural events.
It is a privilege for Concerts-Austria to invite your ensemble to life-changing performance experiences in Austria.
CONCERTS-AUSTRIA
Specialized in handling all arrangements for performing groups, educational programs
throughout Austria and all of Europe: Invitational Festivals, Educational Music Programs,
Special Events and custom-designed Concert Tours.
Let our dedicated staff at Concerts-Austria handle all the arrangements for your student or
professional choir, your band or your orchestra when you want to tour and perform in Austria
and its neighboring countries.
Our local contacts, experts and lectures will enhance your educational programs and will
provide interaction and on a very high level for your students and let them experience intercultural dialogues as challenging and enriching.
We are your ‘one-stop shop’: We will coordinate travel and hotel accommodations, plan the
concert arrangements, book the venues and handle the local promotion of your group‘s performances based on your specific requirements. - Let us take care of every detail for you!
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July 1-6, 2016 • July 7-12, 2017
The Summa Cum Laude Festival in Vienna is Austria’s premier global youth music festival for choirs, bands and orchestras.
The festival is under the auspices of UNESCO and the Austrian Federal President Dr. Heinz Fischer in 2015, the artistic patronage is under the
international celebrated conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
The festival is held annually in July in the two most important concert halls of Vienna, the Golden Hall of the Musikverein and the Great Hall of the
Konzerthaus, it offers an international environment where a thousand young musicians enjoy intercultural exchanges.
Ensembles may participate either in the Competition or in the Celebration (non-competitive)
Top Professionals from the international jury in the competition teach our Academy program at the University of Music and Performing Arts. Take advantage
of the interactive workshops and informative lectures, as well as additional concerts with local audiences, including Vienna‘s newest Hall „MuTh“, the
concert hall of the Vienna Boys‘ Choir. Other events will be conducted in such famous venues as the St. Stephen‘s Cathedral and the City Hall in Vienna.
The true focus of the Festival is to create an environment where young musicians from all over the world can interact on an international level and build
bridges amongst themselves.
DAILY PROGRAM:
DAY 1:
Registration and welcome ceremony at the
St. Stephen’s Cathedral (all participants)
Conductors’ kick-off meeting (all conductors)
DAY 2:
Choir competition and celebration at the Golden Hall
of the Musikverein
Individual concerts and performances in and around
Vienna (all groups)
DAY 3:
Band and orchestra competition, celebration and
special groups at the Golden Hall of the Musikverein
DAY 4:
Individual concerts and performances in and around
Vienna (all groups)
Choir, orchestra and band workshops at the University
of Music in Vienna
DAY 5:
Visit the House of music, an interactive sound museum
Lecture, preparation for Gala Winners’ Concert and
group photo (all groups)
Evening Gala Winners’ Concert at the Wiener Konzerthaus or the Golden Hall of the Musikverein
Award ceremony & farewell reception
DAY 6:
Departure to continue on your tour or home
* Program subject to change
FESTIVAL PACKAGE INCLUDES:
The package fee includes the following services:
Travel, board and lodging for the 5 days of the festival
Organization costs for the following festival services,
that are not subsidized by public or private sponsors:
• Opening ceremony in St. Stephen’s Cathedral
• Two workshops at the University of Music in Vienna
and one additional lecture
• Two additional concerts in and around Vienna
• Competition only: one performance before the jury in the
Golden Hall of the Musikverein or in the Great Hall of the
Konzerthaus and possibly (the best groups only as selected
by the jury) a performance during the Gala Winners’ concert
in the Golden Hall of the Musikverein or in the Great Hall of
the Konzerthaus
• Celebration only: one performance in the Golden Hall of
the Musikverein or in the Great Hall of the Konzerthaus
• Closing ceremony
• Diplomas for every participant for the workshops attended
at the University of Music
• Online presentation of the biography of the group and the
exact Festival program
• Printed Festival program for every participant and conductor
• Participation certificates for every group and every participant
APPLICATION:
The application deadline is till the
15th of February of the festival year, but
please take advantage of the early bird
registration till the 31st of October, offering
a great discount!:
www.sclfestival.org/application_procedure.htm
CONTACT DETAILS:
For Information and details please contact:
VIA MUSICA – Vienna International
Association for Music and Culture Exchange
Email: [email protected]
All photos of previous Scl Festivals by
Gerhard Weinkirn / WienTourismus
European Concert Tour
Munich, Salzburg, Vienna, Prague & Munich
Including the SCL Festival in Vienna
Combine the 5 days SCL Festival Vienna with the great concert halls of the Golden Hall of the Musikverein and the Grand Hall of the
Konzerthaus in Vienna together with the famous Smetana Hall in Prague and a wonderful concert experience in Salzburg & Munich!
DAY 1:
Wed, 29 June 2016 / Wed, 05 July 2017 / Arrival Salzburg
Arrival at Vienna or Munich Int. Airport
Upon arrival at Vienna or Munich Airport, you will be met by your touring
coach, driver and English speaking tour guide. Transfer from the airport to
your accommodation in Salzburg.
Guided City Tour of Salzburg
See the Cathedral, the Festival Hall, St. Peter’s Abbey Church and its graveyards (tomb of Mozart’s sister Nannerl) as well as Mozart’s birthplace in
the famous Getreidegasse
DAY 2:
Thu, 30 June 2016 / Thu, 06 July 2017 / Salzburg
In the morning enjoy a Sound of Music Tour
Discover Salzburg in the Footsteps of Mozart and see all the locations
where the world – famous film was shot.
CONCERT PERFORMANCE (#1) in and around Salzburg
DAY 3:
Fri, 01 July / Fri, 07 July 2017 / Salzburg – SCL Festival Vienna
Transfer to Vienna by private coach
In the Afternoon, attend the Welcome Ceremony of the Summa Cum Laude
International Youth Music Festival
There will be a keynote speech and musical welcome!
The true focus of the Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Festival
is to offer the participating international youth the opportunity to create lasting
connections across all borders. Music is the language we all share, and this
global event will build bridges between the many young participants
DAY 4:
Sat, 02 July 2016 / Sat, 08 July 2017/ SCL Festival Vienna
Morning guided City Tour of Vienna with English speaking local
guide
Start your guided city tour of Vienna including Ring Avenue, the Hofburg
Palace, the Opera House, St. Stephen‘s Cathedral, Mozart‘s „Figaro
House“, City Hall and visit the famous Schönbrunn Palace
Choir Competition / Celebration Concerts in the Golden Hall of the
Musikverein
Additional CONCERT PERFORMANCE (#2) in and around Vienna
DAY 7:
Tue, 05 July 2016 / Tue, 11 July 2017/ SCL Festival Vienna
Gala Winners’ Concert (winners of the Competition on stage, all other
participants in the audience) in the Konzerthaus.
Join all the participating ensembles one more time at this event. You will
find yourself either on the big stage or in the audience.
Official Scl Award Ceremony and farewell reception
DAY 8:
Wed, 06 July 2016 / Wed, 12 July 2017 / Vienna – Prague
Transfer to Prague by private coach
Guided city tour of Prague with English-speaking local guide
Start your guided city tour including Prague Castle, walking tour of the old
town, St. Vitus Cathedral, and the Charles Bridge
DAY 9:
Thu, 07 July 2016 / Thu, 13 July 2017 / Prague
INTERNATIONAL SCL Festival ENCOUNTER CONCERT PERFORMANCE (#4) in Prague’s world famous Smetana hall OR the Dvorák Hall
at the Rudolfinum
DAY 10:
Fri, 08 July 2016 / Fri, 14 July 2017 / Munich – Prague
Transfer to Munich by private coach
Guided City Tour of Munich with English speaking local guide
DAY 11:
Sat, 09 July 2016 / Sat, 15 July 2017 / Munich
CONCERT PERFORMANCE (#6) in or around Munich
DAY 12:
Sun, 10 July 2016 / Sun, 16 July 2017 /Munich – Departure
Transfer to Munich International Airport and Departure
Welcome Home!
DAY 5:
Sun, 03 July / Sun, 09 July 2017 / SCL Festival Vienna
Orchestra and Band Competition / Celebration Concerts in the Golden Hall of the Musikverein
Additional CONCERT PERFORMANCE (#3) in and around Vienna
DAY 6:
Mon, 04 July 2016 / Mon, 10 July 2017/ SCL Festival Vienna
Orchestra, Choir and Band workshops held with faculty staff at the
University of Music
Visit the “Haus der Musik”
The “Haus der Musik” (House of Music) presents a very special way to
enjoy music – a unique high-tech voyage of discovery into the phenomenon of music.
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VIENNA HOFBURG
ORCHESTRA
The Vienna Hofburg Orchestra presents classical concerts by Johann Strauss
and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart featuring international vocal solo artists in Viennas most beautiful concert halls.
The concerts are held three times a week every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from May until mid October and additional every Wednesday from June
to September.
The program features the most famous waltz and operetta melodies by „the
King of the Waltz“ Johann Strauss, Franz Léhar and opera aries by Wolfgang
Amadeus Mozart.
www.hofburgorchester.at
Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10.00 p.m.
Concert Halls:
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HOFBURG VIENNA:
Festsaal, Zeremoniensaal, Heldenplatz, 1010 Wien
Redoutensaal, Josefsplatz, 1010 Wien
The Hofburg in Vienna is the former imperial residence. The Hofburg Palace
complex was built between the 13th and 19th century. Six centuries of construction has strongly shaped the building’s appearance.
The different wings of the former imperial residence portray the architectural
periods of Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque up to Classicism and the Wilhelminian era.
Until 1918 the Hofburg Palace was the seat of the Habsburg dynasty.
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KONZERTHAUS:
Grosser Saal, Mozart Saal, Lothringerstrasse 20, 1030 Wien
Program:
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W.A.Mozart:
Overtures, arias and duets from “Don Giovanni”,
”The Magic Flute”, ”The Marriage of Figaro”
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Johann Strauss:
”The Blue Danube Waltz”, ”Radetzky Marsch”, ”Kaiserwalzer”,
Arias and duets from ”Gipsy Baron“, “Die Fledermaus“, ”Wiener Blut“,
”Tratsch-Tratsch Polka”, ”The Merry Widow” etc.
Educational Tours in Austria
We offer a wide variety of educational products ranging from
individual workshops, to themed tours with the focus of your
choice to the Festival of Knowledge where you participate in a
week of workshops, lectures and interactive modules together
with participants from all over the world.
For the Festival of Knowledge we set up five days with all kind of activities: Workshops,
lectures, games, music, time for socializing and some sightseeing. Whatever your interests
are, you’ll find a related workshop within the festival, just check our program. We offer workshops together with the United Nations Headquarter (UN), the World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
and many renowned institutions such as the local Universities, famous museums, trending
businesses, NGOs … you name it.
You are looking for a different kind of festival? You have found it! Together with the Vienna
Forum of Educational Exchange we organize a festival full of knowledge, science, art and
humanities, trending topics in business, architecture and technology … whatever you are
looking for, here you´ll find it. And of course there is time for fun and networking with
colleagues and students from all around the globe.
Themed tours can be tailor-made to your preferences with the topic ranging from history
tours to business or technological aspects and can be extended with international preor post- tours.
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UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Austria
Austria offers its visitors many beautiful historical sights to visit.
Nine of those are nowadays listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites
because of their outstanding universal value – and each one of
them is worth a visit!
Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg
Salzburg, with its dramatic townscape and historically
significant urban fabric, together with its proliferation
of prominent ecclesiastical and secular buildings from
across the ages, is a salient example of an European
ecclesiastical city-state. As a meeting point of cultures
and arts from northern and southern Europe, Salzburg
is primarily associated with music and the well-known
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Palace and Gardens of Schönbrunn
The castle is a symbol of the power and influence of the
House of Habsburg in European history. Together with
the park, the ensemble is an excellent example of the
princely baroque residences, and a great work of art.
Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural
Landscape
This alpine region is an outstanding example of a natural
landscape of great beauty and scientific interest. The
history of Hallstatt and this region can be traced back to
the salt-economy and through its connection with culture
and nature.
Semmering Railway
The Semmering Railway represents a notable
technological solution to a major physical problem
in the construction of early railways, thereby creating
a new form of cultural landscape. The Semmering
Railway was built between 1848 and 1854 with a
length of 41 kilometers.
City of Graz – Historic Centre
and Schloss Eggenberg
The historic center of the city of Graz reflects artistic
and architectural movements originating from the
Germanic region, the Balkans, and the Mediterranean,
for which it served as a crossroad for centuries. The
urban complex, along with Schloss Eggenberg, built
shortly after 1625, is an exceptional example of a
harmonious integration of architectural styles from
successive periods. The urban physiognomy faithfully
tells the story of its historic development.
Wachau Cultural Landscape
Wachau is an outstanding example of a river landscape
bordered by mountains in which material evidence of
its long historical evolution has survived to a remarkable
degree. The architecture, the human settlements,
and the agricultural use of the land in Wachau vividly
illustrate a fundamentally medieval landscape which
has evolved organically and harmoniously over time.
Historic Centre of Vienna
Three key periods of European cultural and political
development – the Middle Ages, the Baroque period,
and the Gründerzeit, the era of industrialization –
are exceptionally well illustrated by the urban and
architectural heritage of the Historic Centre of Vienna.
Since the 16th century Vienna has been universally
acknowledged to be the musical capital of Europe.
Fertö-Neusiedler See Cultural Landscape,
jointly with Hungary
Fertö/Neusiedler See has been the meeting place of
different cultures for eight thousand years. Its varied
landscape bears witness to this intercultural development process. The outstanding rural architecture
around the lake and many palaces from the 18th and
19th century are a part of the significant prominence.
Prehistoric Pile Dwellings around the Alps
This serial property of 111 small individual sites (five of
them located in Upper Austria at Attersee and Mondsee
and in Carinthia at Keutschacher See) encompasses
the remains of prehistoric pile-dwelling settlements
in and around the Alps. They were built from around
5000 to 500 B.C. on the edges of lakes, rivers or
wetlands. Nowadays the remains of these buildings
and the findings from the surrounding areas provide
insight into life during prehistoric times in the Neolithic
and Bronze Age in Alpine Europe.
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S TA R W O O D H O T E L S a n d R E S O R T S
Le Meridien Vienna – Design Hotel in Central Vienna
A unique design hotel offering exceptional comfort in 294 rooms and suites.
What is special
Property Highlights
Insider-hint: Gabriela Benz, General Manager
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The hotel offers a truly memorable atmosphere
with contemporary and young Viennese art –
this is especially visible in our „Artist Space“,
which is a special place for art, opened 24
hours and 7 days a week. Here you can see
various exhibitions of Viennese artists. Moreover
the hotel offers, as part of the Unlock Art
experience, access to random museums
of contemporary art. At the moment our cooperation partner is the “21er Haus”.
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Free Wifi
Free refreshmentcenter
Free Swimming pool, Sauna,
Steam Bath
Free coffee voucher
Free entrance in one local
contemporary museum
24/7 art gallery
Bikes and Vespa for rent
In summer outside terrace in the park
Close to the famous Vienna
Burggarten
Only 200 meters to famous shopping
street Kärntner Straße
Hotel Bristol, a Luxury Collection Hotel
Hotel Bristol Vienna, 5*, composed Viennese Flair since 1892.
What is special
Property Highlights
Insider-hint: Simone Dulies, General Manager
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The location of the hotel next to the Vienna State
Opera is unique. Indulge yourself with a “first-inrow-seat” on your own private balcony or terrace
facing the Opera. There is also a canvas in front of
the Opera where shows are broadcasted directly
out of the Opera House. On the bucket list you also
need to plan a visit to the Bristol Bar. A place where
the Viennese society gets in touch with our international guests from all over the world. Here you
will find a bar full of relaxation next to the busy and
hectic street life of Vienna. It is not just a bar; it
should be a place where you feel like home and
where you are always welcomed back.
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Directly next to Vienna
state opera, rooms with balcony
offer view to State Opera live stream
100m to shopping street Kärntner
Straße, and all main sights
Open Fireplace in the Bristol Lounge
First American Bar of Vienna
Concierge Service
Hotel Imperial, a Luxury Collection Hotel
Hotel Imperial Vienna 5* Superior Hotel, in the heart of Vienna.
What is special
Property Highlights
Insider-hint: Mario Habicher, General Manager
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The Hotel Imperial is well-known for its famous
sweet specialty – the Imperial cake or better
known as the “Imperial Torte“. Enjoy a piece of
it with a traditional cup of coffee named “Wiener
Melange” in the Café Imperial and witness the
traditional Viennese coffeehouse atmosphere.
For your loved ones who are awaiting you at
home you can easily take the “Imperial Torte”
back home – nicely packed in a wooden case.
Besides the traditional version of the cake there
are two special editions like Black Orange or the
Mozart Edition. As another culinary highlight our
General Manager, Mario Habicher, recommends the famous “Kaiserschmarrn” freshly
prepared in the Café Imperial.
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Free Wifi
Located close to Vienna City Park + all
shopping facilities
Homemade Imperial Cake
Concierge Service
Live piano + concerts in our
HalleNsalon1873
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AUSTRIAN HIGHLIGHTS
Cities and Scenery, Castles and Palaces, Lakes and Mountains.
Vienna – Salzburg – Innsbruck – Graz
6 Nights / 7 Days Tour
DAY 1: Arrival in Vienna
Picked up by coach and taken on a panoramic city tour
for your first glimpse of Vienna’s famous buildings and
gardens, followed by a welcome lunch. After checking
into the hotel, the evening is free for you to explore
Vienna at your own pace, visit the Prater, or enjoy
Viennese nightlife.
DAY 2: Vienna
Morning visit to Maria Theresa’s beautiful palace and
gardens of Schönbrunn. See the imperial splendor
and the personal rooms of the Habsburg emperors.
Opportunity to visit the places Harry Lime made famous
in ‘The Third Man’.
DAY 3: Vienna – Wachau – Salzburg
Take the coach west through the the vineyards of the
Wachau, an UNESCO Heritage Area, stoping for lunch at
the old riverside town of Dürnstein, in who’s ruined castle
once was held Richard Lionheart, King of England. Travel
on through alpine scenery to the birthplace of the famous
composer, Mozart; the UNESCO city of Salzburg. First
stop: The beautiful Mirabell Palace and Gardens by the
river, made internationally famous through the film The
Sound of Music. In the afternoon, visit the baroque
opulence of the old Prince-Bishops’ cathedral, where
Mozart was baptized in January 1756. Later, feel free to
stroll the Getreidegasse, where, at Number 9, Mozart was
born – and now Salzburg’s most fashionable shopping
street.
DAY 4: Salzburg – Innsbruck
In the morning, take the funicular railway to the great
900-year old Hohensalzburg Fortress overlooking the
city. The largest castle in Central Europe and never
conquered, behind the grim walls are hidden the decorated gothic splendor of the Gold Hall and chambers.
Continue your tour to Wattens, the home of the world
famous Swarovski Crystal. Visit the Swarovski Crystal
Worlds and its fairytale shopping hall before heading on
to Innsbruck, capital of Tyrol and the city of the
emperor Maximilian I. With its medieval and baroque
center and modern olympic ski jump, Innsbruck has
everything a mountain city could want. Stay overnight
in Innsbruck.
DAY 5: Innsbruck – Zell am See – Graz
Returning east through the Kitzbühel Alps for a lunchtime stop at the pretty lakeside resort of Zell am See,
before traveling on to the UNESCO World Heritage Site
of Graz. A local guide will show you all main sights,
such as the Landeszeughaus, the largest historic
armoury in the world, and the Clock Tower high above
the city. In the evening, feel free to wander the parks
or do your final shopping in Graz’s luxury stores.
DAY 6: Graz – Vienna and Departure
From Graz, take the northern highway over the famous
Semmering, where fashionable Viennese tourist would
ski and the Alpine Ski Championships have been held
many times. From here it is down to the plains of
Vienna and time to say FAREWELL to Europe and be
transferred to the airport for your flight back home.
Highlights:
Vienna, Schönbrunn Palace
Dürnstein
Salzburg, Mirabell Palace,
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Innsbruck, Swarovski Crystal World
Graz, the Landeszeughaus
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AUSTRIA’S PICTURESQUE COUNTRYSIDE
Schladming – Zell am See – Salzburg – Vienna
5 Nights / 6 Days Tour
DAY 1: Vienna – Semmering – Hallstatt – Schladming
Upon arrival in Vienna in the morning you will be picked-up by coach and
an English speaking driver and taken to the Semmering mountain area.
Here you will get a first glimpse of the beautiful Austrian Alps. You continue
to Hallstatt, a picturesque UNESCO town that is world-famous for its
historical charm and unspoiled beauty. You will have some free time to
explore the town individually and wander through the charming alleys and
enjoy the breath-taking landscape of Hallstatt. In the evening, you will
make your way to Schladming where you will have dinner and spend the
night.
DAY 2: Dachstein Glacier – Zell am See
Take the cable car in a panorama gondola high up to the impressive
Dachstein Glacier, one of the highest mountains in the Northern
Limestone Alps. Spend time on top of the mountain, savoring the clear
mountain air and spectacular views. Returning to the valley, continue
your journey to the popular resort of Zell am See.
Overnight in Zell am See.
DAY 3: Zell am See – Salzburg
Travel on through more beautiful alpine scenery to the birthplace of the
famous composer, Mozart; the UNESCO city of Salzburg. First stop: The
beautiful Mirabell Palace and Gardens by the river, made internationally
famous through the film The Sound of Music. In the afternoon, visit the
baroque opulence of the old Prince-Bishops’ cathedral. Later, feel free to
stroll the Getreidegasse, where, at Number 9, Mozart was born – and now
Salzburg’s most fashionable shopping street.
DAY 4: Salzburg – Berchtesgaden – Salzburg
In the morning, take the funicular railway to the great 900-year old
Hohensalzburg Fortress overlooking the city. The largest castle in
Central Europe and never conquered, behind the grim walls are hidden
the decorated gothic splendor of the Gold Hall and chambers. After lunch,
an afternoon excursion to visit Lake Königssee & the impressive salt
mines. 500 years old and still active, Berchtesgaden Salt Mine enchants
with a train journey into the mountain, a ride down a miner’s slide,
treasure vault and magical mirror lake. Upon arrival back in Salzburg
another highlight awaits you: a Sound of Music Dinner Show. Overnight
in Salzburg.
DAY 5: Salzburg – Vienna
After breakfast at the hotel you will leave Salzburg and head towards
Vienna, passing by the picturesque lake area of the Salzkammergut. In
Highlights:
Hallstatt & Dachstein Glacier
Salt Mine Berchtesgaden
Salzburg & Sound of Music
Vienna, Schönbrunn Palace
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Melk, below the magnificent and enormous baroque abbey, you take a
Danube river cruise through the scenic wine growing Wachau valley, an
UNESCO World Heritage site. Stop at the old riverside town of Dürnstein,
in who’s ruined castle once was held ransom Richard Lionheart, King of
England. Arriving in Vienna, enjoy a farewell dinner, for example at the
Griechenbeisl.
DAY 6: Vienna Departure
Morning visit to Maria Theresa’s beautiful palace and gardens of
Schönbrunn. See the imperial splendor and the personal rooms of
the Habsburg emperors. A coach ride out into the Vienna woods with
spectacular views over the city and down the Danube valley before it is
time to say Goodbye to Europe and take your onward flight home in the
evening.
GRIECHENBEISL
„Restaurant Griechenbeisl“ is the oldest restaurant in Vienna, mentioned for the first time
in 1447. This place was a well known and popular spot for artists, academics, politicians
and musicians who used to drink and eat and
of course to discuss important issues that mattered back in the days.
Not only the historical figure and balladeer
„Der liebe Augustin“ valued the traditional
viennese kitchen but also many other world famous musicians such as Beethoven, Schubert, Wagner, Strauss, Brahms, the painters
Waldmüller and Schwind, the opera singer
Schaljapin, writers Mark Twain, Grillparzer and
Nestroy, and political personalities such as Karl
Lueger and Graf Zeppelin appreciate the warm
and authentic atmosphere.
The walls of the famous Mark Twain room are
covered with signatures keeping their heritage
alive.
Nowadays the restaurant is still popular not
only amongst local citizen but also people from
all parts of the world. The restaurant stands
out through its excellent kitchen and authentic
ambience where live music is played for our
valued guests who get to enjoy the true taste
of Vienna.
AUSTRIAN CULINARY TOUR
Taste the natural bounty of Austria’s homely and satisfying food & drink
Vienna – Mariazell – Waldviertel
3 Nights / 4 Days Tour
DAY 1: Arrival in Vienna
Picked up by coach and taken on a panoramic city tour of Vienna’s
famous buildings and gardens, followed by a welcome lunch of Vienna’s
signature dish: Wiener Schnitzel, followed by delicious Sachertorte. In the
evening, visit a beer restaurant, where a selection of specialist Austrian
beers are available to try, served alongside Austrian goulash or similar
traditional dish. Night in Vienna.
DAY 2: Vienna – Gutenstein – Mariazell
Drive out to the west and the ‘Fore Alps’. Amid this mountain scenery,
stop for lunch at Gutenstein and see how the Alpenlachs (‘mountain
salmon’) is bred; delicious grilled, smoked or marinated. From Gutenstein, travel on to the pretty mountain town of Mariazell, a popular place
of pilgrimage and home to some outstanding food. Sample a yard, or
half-a-yard, of different schnapps and a plate of venison or wild boar at
the Drei Hasen. Night in Mariazell.
DAY 3: Mariazell – Pielachtal – Waldviertel – Wachau
Visit the Pielachtal valley where the ancient ‘dirndl’ fruit is grown. Like a cherry,
only bitter, this fruit is used in cakes and for making schnaps, jams and juices.
Crossing the river Danube, up to the Waldviertel, see and taste the many
(legal!) ways poppy seeds are used: in cakes, in bread and dumplings or visit
one of the region’s micro distilleries where Austria’s unique take on brewing
whisky and whiskey can be seen and tasted. Take the coach down through
the vineyards of the Wachau, an UNESCO Heritage Area, stoping for dinner at
the ancient riverside town of Dürnstein, in who’s ruined castle once was held
Richard Lionheart, King of England.
DAY 4: Vienna and Departure
From Krems, follow the Danube river valley to Vienna and time to say
farewell to Europe and be transferred to the airport for your flight.
HOTEL SACHER WIEN
Established in 1876 the privately owned 5* deluxe Hotel Sacher Wien is a synonym for luxury
and high class service. The hotel is situated in the
pulsative cultural heart of Vienna – directly opposite the state opera, next to the shopping street
Kärntner Strasse and to the Albertina gallery and
moments away from the most impressing sights of
the city. Highest technique and service standards,
exclusive “Time to Chocolate” amenities, precious
furnishings, imposing original oil-paintings, noble
carpets and mulberry silk-wall papers in each of
the 149 rooms make you feel at home. The rooms
and suites on the top floor offer magnificent terraces
with stunning views of Vienna.
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Original Sacher-Torte since 1832
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City centre location
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Privately owned and run luxury hotel
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Sacher Spa
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Member of The Leading Hotels of the World
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WA B E R E R W I N E S
Waberer Wines & Grapes is a small family run winery business located in Mistelbach,
about 45 kilometers northeast of Vienna (Austria). Alexander Waberer runs the farm in the
4th generation. As an oenologist has a great passion for producing wine and grape juice:
“Making wine is exciting, exhausting and challenging – but it’s just fun”. Continuously
changing circumstances – no vintage resembles its predecessor. Each year, cards are shuffled for new and you're waiting anxiously to have the first sip. “This is what has motivated
me to become a winemaker.”
“Only people following a vision and having joy at work can bring up excellent products.
We are deeply convinced in that – and you should be able to taste this commitment when
drinking our wines. The goal is to produce and offer you only what we would like to pour
in our own glass as well – no mass-market products without profile – simply the best wine
that nature can give“, says Mr. Waberer.
A special tip: Not only wine tastings can be arranged at the Waberer-Family’s vineyard.
“What people are always excited about is picnicking in our vineyard where we serve not
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only our prized wines but also a cold platter of typical home-made Austrian delicacies.”
The different varieties of Waberer wines make sure that you have
the right choice for any dish. Each one is a dance on your palate!
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Grüner Veltliner
Made from our region’s best grape varieties – fruity and aromatic. Drink solo
or mixed with soda water. Different qualities are available – from the basic
wine to top vintage wines.
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Sauvignon Blanc
Citrus and lemongrass aroma with a hint of gooseberry, this is what makes
this grape variety special.
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Welschriesling
A very fruity wine, combined with herbal aromas, makes Welschriesling the
perfect accompaniment to many Austrian dishes.
Muscat Red
Despite its name, this is a white wine grape and a rare Muscat variety. A diva
in the wine garden and a real fruit explosion, it’s more than worth the hard
work. It produces tasty and light white wines with hints of elderberry.
Alongside our white wines, full-bodied and robust red wines are also thriving in our
vineyards, such as the well-rounded Zweigelt and spicy Blaufränkisch. Enjoy finding
your personal favorite during a wine degustation at our Vineyard!
Our
distinction!
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Personal wine degustation
with the vintner
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Picnic in the vineyard
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Dining in the garden
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Wine cellar evenings
for private functions
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Customized bottle labels
for groups
FAMOUS CITIES OF THE EASTERN ALPS
Bavarian kingdom of fairytale palaces, Prince-Bishopric city of music and Tyrolean
alpine capital
Munich – Salzburg – Innsbruck
4 Nights / 5 Days Tour
DAY 1: Arrival Munich
A first look at Bavaria’s famous capital city. Take a city
tour of Munich, shop in the fashionable Maximilian
Strasse and see the Residenz, the largest city palace
in Germany and home to the Bavarian royal jewels.
DAY 2: Munich
For your second day in Munich, alternative programs
are available, including a visit to the Deutsches
Museum, the largest science and technology museum
in the world; BMW’s Motor museum and the Olympic
Park; or a ride out to see King Ludwig II’s famous
fairytale castle of Neuschwanstein. Spend the evening
wandering around the old town hall on the Marienplatz
and taste Bavaria’s famous beers in one of the many
beerhalls.
DAY 3: Munich – Salzburg
From Munich, drive to lake Chiemsee, the ‘Bavarian sea’
and the largest lake in Bavaria. Take a cruise on the lake
to the island of Herreninsel, where King Ludwig II built his
palace of Herrenchiemsee in the style of Versailles. Travel
on through alpine scenery to the birthplace of the famous
composer Mozart; the UNESCO city of Salzburg. Later,
feel free to stroll the Getreidegasse, where, at Number 9,
Mozart was born – and now Salzburg’s most fashionable
shopping street.
DAY 4: Salzburg – Innsbruck
In the morning, take the funicular railway to the great
900-year old Hohensalzburg Fortress overlooking the
city. The largest castle in Central Europe and never
conquered, behind the grim walls are hidden the
decorated gothic splendor of the Gold Hall and
chambers. Continue your tour to Wattens, the home
of the world famous Swarovski Crystal. Visit the
Swarovski Crystal Worlds and its fairytale shopping
hall before heading on to Innsbruck, capital of Tyrol.
With its medieval and baroque center and modern
olympic ski jump, Innsbruck has everything a mountain
city could want. Stay overnight in Innsbruck.
DAY 5: Innsbruck Departure
A last walk through the quaint narrow alleys of
the old town which houses many small boutiques
offering handcrafted Tyrolean products that are great
souvenirs and then it’s time to say FAREWELL to
Europe and be transferred to the airport for your flight
back home.
Highlights:
Munich’s old town
King Ludwig’s castles
Salzburg, Mirabell Palace
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Innsbruck, Swarovski Crystal World
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IN THE ROMANTIC HEART OF EUROPE
Following in the footsteps of King Ludwig: Castles, mountains and lakes.
Munich – Garmisch-Partenkirchen – Hohenschwangau –
Innsbruck – Berchtesgaden – Salzburg – Prien
7 Nights / 8 Days Tour
DAY 1: Arrival Munich
Upon arrival at Munich Airport the group will be transferred to the city centre of Munich - the buzzing capital of
Bavaria, well known for its charm, outstanding museums, world famous theaters, magnificent churches and
palaces, lovely parks and gardens and, of course, for its
great shopping opportunities. Overnight stay in Munich.
DAY 2: Munich – Zugspitze Mountain –
Garmisch-Partenkirchen
After breakfast you will move on to the picturesque
mountain town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, where
you will make an excursion by cable car to the top of
Zugspitze Mountain, Germany‘s highest peak, from
where there are magnificent views and you feel on top
of the world. Stay overnight in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
DAY 3: Garmisch-Partenkirchen –
Neuschwanstein Castle –
Hohenschwangau
Enjoy the serenity of the countryside and two beautiful
Bavarian mountain top castles. Hohenschwangau was
King Ludwig II’s childhood home and is still the summer
residence of his dependent, Duke Franz of Bavaria.
Nearby, Ludwig built his famous Neuschwanstein Castle,
model for the Disney Castle Icon. Stay overnight at
Schloßhotel Lisl or Jägerhaus Hotel.
DAY 4: Hohenschwangau – Wattens –
Innsbruck
Continue your tour to Wattens, the home of the world
famous Swarovski Crystal. Visit the Swarovski Crystal
Worlds and its fairytale shopping hall before heading on
to Innsbruck, capital of Tyrol. With it’s medieval and
baroque center and modern olympic ski jump, Innsbruck has everything a mountain city could want.
Stay overnight in Innsbruck.
DAY 5: Innsbruck – Berchtesgaden –
Königssee
Move on to Berchtesgaden to visit Lake Königssee
& the impressive salt mines. 500 years old and still
active, Berchtesgaden Salt Mine enchants with a train
journey into the mountain, a ride down a miner’s slide,
treasure vault and magical mirror lake. Stay overnight
in Berchtesgaden.
DAY 6: Berchtesgaden – Salzburg
After breakfast, move on to Mozart’s birthplace, the
UNESCO city of Salzburg. First stop: The beautiful
Mirabell Palace and Gardens by the river, made
internationally famous through the film The Sound of
Music. In the afternoon, visit the baroque opulence of
the old Prince-Bishops’ cathedral, where Mozart was
baptized in January 1756. Later, feel free to stroll the
Getreidegasse, where, at Number 9, Mozart was born
– and now Salzburg’s most fashionable shopping street.
Stay overnight in Salzburg.
DAY 7: Salzburg – Lake Chiemsee
In the morning, take the funicular railway to the great
900-year old Hohensalzburg Fortress overlooking the
city. The largest castle in Central Europe and never
conquered, behind the grim walls are hidden the
decorated gothic splendor of the Gold Hall and
chambers. In the afternoon, move on to Lake Chiemsee, the ‘Bavarian sea’ and the largest lake in Bavaria.
Take a cruise on the lake to the island of Herreninsel,
where King Ludwig II built his palace of Herrenchiemsee in the style of Versailles. Stay overnight in Prien
at Lake Chiemsee.
DAY 8: Prien at Lake Chiemsee – Munich
After transfer to Munich you will have some free time
for shopping or exploring the place at your own pace
before it is time to say FAREWELL to Europe be transferred to the airport for your flight back home.
Highlights:
Zugspitze Mountain
Neuschwanstein Castle
Swarovski Crystal World
Berchtesgaden Salt Mine
Boat ride on Lake Chiemsee
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BAVARIA, T IROL AND SALZBURG
JE W E LS OF ROMANTIC EUROPE
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The regions of Bavaria, Tirol and Salzburg, amidst the peak of the Alps, have
innumerable opportunities to offer:
Experience Munich, the buzzing Bavarian capital, which is well-known for its
charm, outstanding museums, world famous theaters and orchestras, magnificent
churches and palaces, lovely parks and gardens and of course for its great shopping
opportunities.
In contrast move further south and enjoy the serenity of the Bavarian countryside and the beautiful castles along the way to the Austrian border. Climb Germany‘s
highest peak, the Zugspitze and take in the amazing view.
When crossing the Austrian border find yourself in Austria‘s leading holiday region
south of Bavaria. Tirol provides an insight to Central European life with a unique
blend of nature and culture. Proud peaks and picturesque valleys, rugged
rocks and green pastures, sparkling mountain lakes and gorgeous glaciers have
captivated people from all over the world since time immemorial. The nearby city
of Salzburg, birthplace of the great composer W.A.Mozart and location of the movie
“The Sound of Music” offers culture and music in lovely surroundings.
Why wait? Fly in and discover the Jewels of Romantic Europe!
Tour Proposal – Complete Tour
Day 1: Munich
Arrival at Munich Airport.
Transfer to city centre of Munich.
Stay overnight in Munich
Day 2: Munich – GarmischPartenkirchen – Zugspitze
Transfer to Garmisch-Partenkirchen
(1.15 hrs.). City tour & Excursion Zugspitze mountain. Stay overnight in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
Day 3: Hohenschwangau –
Neuschwanstein Castle
Transfer to Hohenschwangau (1 h).
Visit Neuschwanstein & Hohenschwangau Castle. Stay overnight at Schloßhotel Lisl & Jägerhaus Hotel.
Day 4: Hohenschwangau – Wattens –
Innsbruck
Transfer to Wattens (2:20 hrs.). Visit
Swarovski Crystal Worlds. Transfer to
Innsbruck (20 minutes) – City tour
Stay overnight in Innsbruck.
Day 5: Innsbruck – Berchtesgaden –
Koenigssee
Transfer to Berchtesgaden (4 hrs.).
Visit Salt Mines & Lake Koenigssee.
Stay overnight in Berchtesgaden.
Day 6: Berchtesgaden – Salzburg
Transfer to Salzburg (30 minutes).
City Tour of Salzburg. Stay overnight
in Salzburg.
Day 7: Salzburg – Lake Chiemsee
Transfer to Prien at Lake Chiemsee
(1:05 hrs.). Cruise on lake chiemsee
and visit Herrenchiemsee Castle and
museum. Stay overnight in Prien at
Lake Chiemsee.
Day 8: Prien at Lake Chiemsee –
Munich
Transfer to Munich (1:15 hrs.).
City Tour of Munich. Leisure time /
Shopping. Depart from Munich
Airport.
Our
distinction!
Beautiful castles
• Great shopping
opportunities
• Amazing landscape
• Picturesque villages
• Crystal clear lakes
• unique blend of culture
and nature
• Highest mountain
of Germany
• The location of
“Sound of Music”
• Europe’s only five-star airport
• Perfect mono destination
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A P I E C E O F A U N I Q U E PA R T
OF THE WORLD …
Bavaria is rich of unique and original attractions, of destinations treasured by visitors both native and foreign. This wealth of riches is the
source of our designers at KulturGut. Behind every product and design there is a story, which brings the individual qualities of the attractions to life once again and visitors the chance to take a piece of
Bavaria home.
The range includes aesthetically designed silk scarves, cushions,
bags, napkins, decorative bottles and even locally made porcelain.
The official shops of the Bavarian Palace Department are ideally
located or very close to the world’s
famous attractions in Bavaria. Shops
can be found at Neuschwanstein
Castle, Linderhof Castle, Herrenchiemsee Palace, Nymphenburg Palace and
Residenz Munich. Follow the white and
blue striped bag …
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M A J E S T I C I M P E R ATO R
Pegasus: What can one expect thinking about Majestic Train de
Luxe?
Alexander Beidler: There exist 19 luxury trains worldwide and
we are proud to be one of them. The big difference in comparison
to other trains is our theme “Travel the imperial way” which can
be sensed in our 7 luxury carriages built like the court salon
wagon of Emperor Franz Joseph and his Sisi.
Pegasus: What makes the Majestic Imperator Train so special?
Alexander Beidler: Our deep affection for details and historical
exhibits make each one of our carriages unique and offer a
dignified atmosphere for travels all across Europe. Mostly a transfer only aims at getting quickly from one place to another. On
board of our train this “lost” spare time becomes a special event
of its own.
Pegasus: What do your foreign guests love the most about your
luxury train?
Alexander Beidler: We mainly operate our travels for guests from
Asia and America. This customer group disposes of a very high
affinity to the Emperor theme with Emperor Franz Joseph and
his Sisi. Besides this fact our guests appreciate the “freedom” of
our carriages meaning that all travels are absolutely tailor made
and thus customized to the travelers´ requirements. Let it be a
photo shooting with the Emperor couple or a DJ in an especially
equipped carriage the guests can enjoy any form of entertainment and thus really celebrate the journey.
Pegasus: What is a journey with the Majestic Imperator actually
all about?
Alexander Beidler: As already mentioned with our city transfers
we can offer the perfect diversification for your guests. With our
carriages the travel itself already becomes a unique event. On
routes e.g. from Vienna to Budapest, Prague, Salzburg or Munich
the guests can slow down, experience the beautiful landscapes
of the former k.& k. Monarchy and enjoy fine traditional Austrian
cooking. With an appropriate program each journey will turn into
a real highlight of the mainly more than tight time schedule of
our travelling guests.
Alexander Beidler is sales manager
of Majestic Train de Luxe GmbH
Tailor made travels – destinations and departures according to individual customer requirements
Luxury alternative for all age groups regarding city transfers and day trips
• Worldwide unique carriages, partly manufactured at the production site of the original court salon train
• Original historical exhibits / reminders of the Emperor´s era
• Homologation according to RIC for all European railways
• Perfectly equipped kitchen wagon for high class cuisine on board (cold and warm kitchen)
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Contact:
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Introduction to the Czech Republic
Planted firmly in the heart of Central Europe, the unexpected natural, modern and
lively destination makes for unforgettable visits. If you choose the Czech Republic as
your destination, it will not disappoint: The small country offers plenty of natural and
cultural treasures within easy reach.
Prague, the capital surely deserves its name, the ‘Golden City’, or the ‘City of a
Thousand Spires’. It is one of Europe’s most romantic cities, impressing visitors with
beautiful architecture from every era and a remarkably well-preserved and charming
Old Town that is steeped in history. Although Prague might be the first go-to destination
of the country, visiting the country side – the ‘Bohemian Paradise’ – is a delightful
extension to your visit.
Ancient towns such as Karlovy Vary and Czesky Krumlov are unique places that you
should not miss when visiting and it is easy to understand why twelve regions of the
country have been listed as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites, with dramatic
castles, magnificent palaces and medieval towns nestling in beautiful countryside.
The country also hosts world famous spas and health centers.
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Interesting Places in the Czech Republic
Cesky Krumlov
After Prague Castle, Cesky Krumlov is the largest in Bohemia. Founded as a fortified castle in the middle of the
13th century by the Vitkovec family, in the 16th century it was rebuilt as a Renaissance palace. Then the Schwarzenberk family, who owned it until 1945, rebuilt it in the Baroque Rococo style, enlarged by a riding school, a summerhouse and a theater. The palace is surrounded by a fine park. Along with the accompanying town, it is listed as
an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Karlovy Vary Spa Town
This spa city is one of the most attractive and beautiful towns in the Czech Republic. It is situated in a picturesque,
forested valley. The town was founded during the reign of Charles IV, the Holy Roman Emperor, sometime around
the year 1349. The thermal springs of Karlovy Vary are world famous and the city offers a large number of spa facilities.
Karlštejn
Konopiště Castle was originally founded as a gothic fortress guarding a nearby town of Benesov but was remodeled into a baroque residence in the 18th century and, later, English-style gardens were laid. The most famous
owner of the Konopiste Castle was the archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne whose
assassination in Sarajevo in 1914 became a pretext for World War I.
Kutna Hora
The silver mines of Kutna Hora meant it could rival Prague for wealth and power during the middle ages, but with
war and the flooding of the mines, it fell into rapid decline. Now, the medieval splendor has been revived and it is
an UNESCO World heritage Site. St Barbara Church and the Italian Court being particularly fine examples of high
gothic architecture.
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Prague
Prague is many people’s idea of the perfect romantic European city; the mix of charming
medieval and baroque buildings, grand castles and soaring spires, of ancient bridges and
gothic cathedrals, all within easy walking distance.
Since the fall of the Iron Curtain, Prague has become one of the world's most popular tourist destinations. It is the
sixth most-visited European city after London, Paris, Rome, Madrid and Berlin. It just has so much to offer:
Prague contains one of the world's most pristine and varied collections of architecture, from Art Nouveau to Baroque, Renaissance, Cubist, Gothic, Neo-Classical and ultra-modern.
Also it boasts more than ten major museums, along with countless theatres, galleries, cinemas, and other historical
exhibits. The city is traditionally one of the cultural centers of Europe, hosting many cultural events.
Prague is a metropolis full of energy, music and art, but also a city of contrasts: Placid green islands in the river
Vltava and beautiful parks that drape the city's hills are just a stone's throw away from the bustling street life of
the city center and architectural treasures like Prague Castel which looms high above the city shaping Prague’s
characteristic skyline.
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GLIMPSE OF PRAGUE
3 Nights / 4 Days Tour
DAY 1: Arrival in Prague
Once the capital of the Kingdom of Bohemia, Prague
is now the capital city of the Czech Republic and an
UNESCO World Heritage Site. Justly famous and
popular as an ancient city of spires, castles, bridges
and baroque squares; take a first glimpse of this fairytale city. Overnight in Prague.
DAY 2: Prague
Full day sightseeing. Highlights include Prague Castle –
the world’s largest ancient castle; St. Vitus Cathedral;
the old town square with its famous astronomical clock,
and the 600-year old Charles Bridge, spanning the
Vltava River. In the evening we would like you to enjoy
a traditional Czech dinner. Overnight in Prague.
DAY 3: Prague
Morning at leisure. In the afternoon enjoy a Black Light
Theatre performance – the performance is non verbal,
suitable for visitors of all ages and nations. Overnight
in Prague.
Optional:
Jewish quarter visit
Old Jewish Quarter in Prague! It is still discussed a lot; it is
still the big theme. Many old buildings and the majority of
the population unfortunately disappeared; nevertheless
you can enjoy still the atmosphere of ageless memories
and fantastic legends. Prague has many Jewish historical
sites that give testament to its rich past as one of the center of Jewish life.
Cruise with coffee and cake
One-hour cruise along the Vltava offers fantastic views of
the river lined with important buildings and historic monuments such St. Agnes Monastery, the Rudolfinum concert
hall, Charles Bridge, majestic Prague Castle, the National
Theatre, Vysehrad and many more.
Coffee & cake will be served during cruise on the board.
Cruise with lunch
Our coach will take you to the River Vltava where you will
board your boat. Enjoy fantastic views of the river lined by
important buildings and historical sights such as the Rudolfinum, Charles Bridge, Prague Castle and many other
historical sights during this 2-hour tour. Buffet style lunch
and musical accompaniment will be provided for your
enjoyment (drinks not included).
DAY 4: Departures
Transfer to the airport or train station. Departure from
Prague.
Highlights:
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge and astronomical clock
Black Light Theatre
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Introduction to Hungary
The Magyar thinks of Hungary as the hub of the world – Extra Hungariam non est vita,
si est vita, non est ita – which means: Outside of Hungary there is no life, and if there is,
than it is not the real one …
Despite frequent tragic upheavals which spared nothing and nobody, the country boasts a
heritage that attracts people from far and wide. Citing the city's unparalleled panorama,
UNESCO declared Budapest, Hungary's capital, "the Pearl of the Danube", and a World
Heritage site.
After Iceland, Hungary has the world's largest reserve of surface thermal water: Hundreds
of springs provide a number of world-class thermal baths. Lake Balaton, Central Europe's
largest lake, is a favorite get-away for families with young children, fans of yachting and
lovers of the beach.
But it is not only the landscape that fascinates people; Hungary’s culture has a great variety
of traditions and regional customs. Ranging from food to music and arts, they have been
kept alive through the ages and continue to fascinate and charm visitors from all over the
world.
And Hungary is actually closer to the main tourist centers of Europe than you might think.
Bordering on Austria and the Czech Republic, Budapest is less than 3 hours from Vienna by
highway. Have a delightful time traveling and exploring the country and many unforgettable
experiences in the heart of Europe!
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Interesting Places in Hungary
Lake Balaton
Combine pleasure, culture and nature in just one trip and see the largest fresh-water lake of Central Europe.
First see Balatonfüred, a lovely town ont he north side of the lake, inviting you to take a short city sightseen
on the ’nostalgia train’. Walk along the picturesque promenade before an enchanting boat cruise on the lake.
The Tihany peninsula, declared one of UNESCO’s World Culture Heritage sites, is an area with enchanting
nature and architectural values and visit the Abbey of Tihany.
Szentendre & Visegrád
See the Danube bend and indulge into Hungary’s history. Visit the village of Szentendre - this fairy tale town,
is not only famous for its museums and galleries, but for being a museum itself in this picturesque setting of the
surrounding hills and walk around the medieval artists’ town. Also visit Visegrad, a former Royal Residence,
with a fascinating view over the Danube Bend.
Hortobágy – Puszta
Due to the unrivalled harmonic symbiosis of man and nature the Puszta has been added to the list of World
Heritage sites in 1999. The Hortobágy National Park stretches over an area of 200,000 acre and is therefore
the only continuous big steppe in Mid Europe. Nowadays the lowlands are also one of the most important tourist
locations offering an almost unbroken horizon, a unique flora and fauna, animal stock, a traditional herdsmen
community and rich cultural traditions that have been preserved until today. Visitors can experience the natural
wealth of the Puszta, the life of the herdsmen, the traditions of the local craftsman, a horse show program with
a carriage ride and much more.
Gödöllő
Gödöllő is more than a colorful little suburb of Budapest. Hungary's biggest baroque castle, Gödöllő Castle, and
smallest Marian column, the oldest baroque theatre and the largest portrait gallery of kings and queens can all be
found here. A highlight of any visit to Gödöllő is surely a visit of the impressive royal castle which was the former
summer residence of Empress Elisabeth (Sisi) of Austria and Queen of Hungary. Also enjoy a stroll in the park-like
gardens and a visit of the Royal Stables.
Széchenyi Baths
Szechenyi Bath is the biggest and most popular of all the thermal baths in Budapest and its surroundings. Its
immense size makes it even one of the biggest natural hot spring spa baths in Europe with water temperatures
up to 100°F. The Bath is already more than 100 years old and throughout its century old history, approximately
100 million visitors have enjoyed the warm medicinal waters in the 18 pools.
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Budapest
Budapest is a city, where on each corner a pleasant surprise awaits you. This metropolis
with its 2 million inhabitants is much more than the capital city of Hungary. Budapest is a
unique monument of the past as well as a modern metropolis – a treasury that contains
2,000 years of history and a cultural centre in which one sensational event follows another.
The city extends to both sides of the Danube River – on the East side is the ancient hillside city of “Buda” with
historical and architectural monuments. On the West, the flat land of “Pest” is dominated by the magnificent gothic
parliament building, and a bustling nightlife.
In the middle of the city and the middle of the great Danube river is the Margitsziget – an island and conservation
area, 1. 5 miles long and over 500 yards wide. No cars are allowed on the island, which is full of old majestic trees,
beautiful parks, the ruins of a medieval monastery, a spa and two health hotels. There is also a small zoo as well as
restaurants and cafes for your enjoyment.
Budapest’s history spans the proud legacy of the Magyar tribes, who founded Hungary about 1,100 years ago,
through the lasting influence of the Ottoman Turks, who shaped the history of Hungary in the 16th and 17th century,
and the Habsburgs, who ruled the Austro-Hungarian Empire until 1918.
And of course, you will also get to know the Budapest, that makes the history of today: A blossoming center of international trade, of culture, of politics, a growing metropolis with the charm of a small town who’s lively presence
and gleaming past make it to one of the most dynamic and beautiful cities of Europe.
Budapest is …
Historical: The history of Budapest dates back to 1st century BC and was primarily built by the Celts, then
invaded and influenced by the Romans during that early era.
Fascinating: With an interesting blend of old & new it combines the bygone Austro-Hungarian Monarchy to an
urbane and contemporary cosmopolitan city.
Architecture: Architectural jewels and distinctive streets, lovely parks, islands, and the magnificently flowing river
Danube, cutting the city into two: hilly Buda and flat Pest.
Historical: The historic center of Budapest is on the UNESCO’s world heritage list
UNESCO World
Heritage sites: The Andrássy Avenue and its historic surroundings (2002), the State Opera House, House of
Terror, Sub-surface Railway (M1), Millennium Monument, Museum of Fine Arts, Heroes' Square,
Szécheny Baths (the largest in Europe), the Castle District (1987): The Royal Palace, the Holy
Trinity Square, Matthias Church, Fishermen's Bastion, National Gallery, Labyrinth of caves as
well as the Funicular.
The Danube
embankment: The Parliament, Gresham Palace, Chain Bridge and other grand buildings are best to be seen on
a river cruise.
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GLIMPSE OF BUDAPEST
3 Nights / 4 Days Tour
DAY 1: Arrival in Budapest
Budapest, one of the most beautiful historical capitals
in Europe, is situated on the banks of the Danube.
The city is renowned as the location of one of the most
beautiful World Heritage sites and often described
as the "Little Paris of Middle Europe". Overnight in
Budapest.
DAY 2: Budapest
Full day sightseeing. Highlights of the Buda side historical old town include the Royal Palace and the Matthias
Church (aka Church of Our Lady). This 700-year-old
church was the scene of several coronations, including
that of Charles IV in 1916, the last Habsburg king.
Fishermans Bastion – its seven towers symbolizes
the seven chieftains who conquered the land for the
Hungarians. Crossing the Danube River, visit the Pest
side of the city and the Budapest Parliament, the
magnificent gothic masterpiece and the world's third
largest parliament building, On the Pest side is also the
Andrássy Boulevard- Budapest's Champs-Elysées –
on which is the architecturally impressive opera house
and other grand 19th century buildings. The Andrássy
Boulevard leads to the city park, where The Heroes’
Square is the largest and most impressive square of
the city. In the evening enjoy a typical Hungarian dinner
with folklore program and live gipsy band. Overnight in
Budapest.
DAY 3: The Danube Bend – Esztergom,
Visegrád, Szentendre
Leave Budapest for the ‘Danube Bend’ tour. Follow the
river Danube to Esztergom – the medieval capital and
‘northern gate’ of Hungary. It is the center of the Catholic
Church with the largest cathedral in Hungary. At Visegrád
see the lower and upper castles and palace complex of
the early kings of Hungary. Finally, visit the pretty little
baroque town of Szentendre, full of artisan workshops and
galleries. In the evening enjoy a dinner cruise on the river
and see the city brilliantly illuminated and reflected in the
waters of the Danube. Overnight in Budapest.
DAY 4: Budapest Departure
Free for shopping. It is time to say FAREWELL to
Europe be transferred to the airport for your flight
back home.
Highlights:
Historical old town
Parliament building
Fishermens Bastion
Esztergom Cathedral
Visegrád Royal Residence
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Munich
The Bavarian capital has many different and unexpected faces with its picturesque lakes
and mountains on its doorstep, a great variety of historic and cultural sights, glittering
shops and an air of vibrant confidence.
Munich is probably best known as Germany’s beer capital and the city of Lederhosen. It is
home of the famous Oktoberfest which is the world’s largest beer festival. Dressed in traditional Lederhosen (leather trousers/pants), waitresses in Dirndl (traditional dresses), beer is
served in giant 2 pint mugs, with tasty warm sausages and dark brown bread; all with typical
Bavarian hospitality.
Munich is a cosmopolitan city that manages charmingly to combine a rustic, traditional Bavarian flair with numerous cutting-edge fashion boutiques. It is a thriving business location
and home of BMW and Siemens. Combined with great views of the Alps and beautiful
parks, the cities past can be seen in its ancient town hall and royal palaces.
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simply
inspiring
www.simply-munich.com
Munich – Authentic Enjoyment
•
The Munich Christmas Market Pass
The pass comprises five attractions (coupons)
including tasty specialties and free ascent to the
tower of the new town hall at Marienplatz square.
•
The Munich Beergarden Pass
The pass comprises four attractions (coupons)
including an attractive discount available at
many of Munich fabulous beergardens
For further information please
do not hesitate to contact:
[email protected]
Christkindlmarkt Marienplatz / © B. Roemmelt
Munich’s customs, its city festivals and markets have
a very special flair. They testify to urban history and
the traditions of craftsmen and townspeople. Munich’s
invitation to its guests to become involved in the life of
the city is unique for a European metropolis.
Pamper your customers on their visit to Munich. Here
are two attractive offers for you to pass on to your
clients and include in package tours to Munich:
GLIMPSE OF MUNICH
3 Nights / 4 Days Tour
DAY 1: Arrival in Munich
Upon arrival in Munich you will have some time to
freshen up before dinner and then taking part in a
magical tour of Munich’s backstreets and alleyways
led by the city’s night watchman who will bring old
legends to life for you while walking the city streets
at night. Overnight in Munich.
DAY 2: Munich
After breakfast, head out on a full day sightseeing tour
where you can choose from two really exciting programs.
Option1:
Visit the BMW museum where you can see some of the
most valuable cars and motor bikes in BMW’s history.
Afterwards head on to the Olympic Park Stadium to see
the VIP and team areas as well as to practice your soccer skills and enjoy the views from the Olympic Tower.
Option 2:
Visit the impressive Zugspitze summit – the top of Germany. The 2,962 meter high Zugspitze is a mountain of
superlatives and Germany’s highest mountain. It is
home to three glaciers, a unique 360°panorama offering
views over mountain peaks from four countries and a
cozy restaurant at the summit station that enjoys
spectacular views.
In the evening a lively evening in one of Munich’s famous beerhalls, with live music and a typical Bavarian
menu. Overnight in Munich.
DAY 3: Munich
Visit the famous fairytale Neuschwanstein, which has
been the model of the Disney Castle and is one of
Bavaria’s most beautiful, spectacularly situated between
Alpine peaks. Overnight in Munich.
DAY 4: Departure
Before your flight back home make a short visit to the
Viktualienmarkt where you can try all kinds of delicious
local specialties.
Highlights:
Munich evening sightseeing tour
BMW World
Olympic Stadium
Zugspitze
Neuschwanstein Castle
Beerhall evening
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Berlin
No European capital can be compared with Berlin, a city that is funky, cosmopolitan,
resolute and glamorous all at the same time. No matter where your interests lie, may it be
architecture, history, arts or cuisine, be sure to find enough things to do and see in Berlin
to keep you busy for a week or more.
Since the fall of the world-renowned Berlin Wall, the city has come to be one of the most
stimulating and creative cultural centers in Europe. These days it’s a city of many faces
where one will find the latest trends in lifestyle, music and art. At the same time history buffs
will be enthused to find more than 170 museums, including those on the famous Museum
Island, and a number of cultural and historical sites such as the Reichstag, Checkpoint
Charlie and the Jewish Museum.
Also it is well worth exploring Berlin’s numerous independent bars and trendy restaurants,
as well as its edgy art locations and lesser-known museums.
Berlin also increasingly develops to be a destination for families due to many green
spaces and parks including e.g. the Berlin Zoo, the Sunday flea market and the Volkspark
Friedrichshain.
But also shopaholics will get their money’s worth at the famous Kurfürstendamm, grand old
Friedrichstrasse and at the many small boutiques in and around the Hackesche Höfe that
offer endless opportunities for shopping.
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GLIMPSE OF BERLIN
3 Nights / 4 Days Tour
DAY 1: Arrival in Berlin
Upon arrival in Berlin, the vibrant capital of Germany,
you will get transferred to your hotel. Spend the rest
of the day at leisure to discover the city and its vivid
nightlife at your own pace. Overnight in Berlin.
DAY 2: Berlin
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before starting a guided
full day sightseeing tour where you will pass by all
major sights that Berlin has to offer. This includes:
The restored Reichstag, with its futuristic Norman
Foster-designed glass dome; the Kaiser Wilhelm
Memorial Church; Charlottenburg Palace; ‘Check-Point
Charlie’ and the remains of the Berlin Wall which once
divided the city. You will also see the Unter den Linden
Boulevard with its beautiful historic buildings, the
Holocaust Memorial and the famous Brandenburg Gate,
a column gateway that has symbolized Berlin since
1791. Overnight in Berlin.
DAY 3: Berlin
This day is free for you to do some souvenir shopping at
the famous Ku’damm shopping area which offers endless
shopping opportunities.
Optional:
Full day excursion to Potsdam
Make a one-day trip to Potsdam, the residence of the
Prussian kings and German emperors and be inspired
by the illustrious palaces of this historic UNESCO World
Heritage Site. After the palaces and gardens, continue
your tour in historic downtown of Potsdam where you
will see among other attractions the picturesque Dutch
Quarter.
Visit of the LEGO world
Experience the colorful LEGO world, full of creativity,
games and fun over eight acres (3.500 square meters).
The many different activity areas and fun things for you
and your family to do make this attraction an unforgettable
excursion.
Overnight in Berlin.
DAY 4: Departure
After breakfast and check-out you will be transferred to
the airport for your flight back home.
Highlights:
Reichstag
Brandenburg Gate
Berlin Wall
Charlottenburg Palace
Sanssouci Palace
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COMBINED TOURS IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE
Our multi-country vacations in Central and Eastern Europe are designed for you to
experience a variety of cultures and landscapes, take in the must-see sights of several
countries and to collect vibrant memories that last for a lifetime.
Make the most of your trip and get a glimpse of the many faces of Central and Eastern
Europe. Take in the hustle and bustle of historical metropolises such as Vienna or Budapest,
stroll through small picturesque towns hidden in the Czech countryside and enjoy the
serenity of the beautiful landscapes of the Alps all in one journey.
Experience our Multi-Country-Tours, and with all the details being taken care of by an expert
you can lean back and simply let the good times roll.
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THE IMPERIAL & ROYAL CITIES OF VIENNA & BUDAPEST
Two grand cities, rivals within the same empire; different styles, different temperaments,
joined by history and one great river: The Danube
Vienna – Budapest
4 Nights / 5 Days Tour
DAY 1: Arrival in Vienna
Start your first day in Vienna with a guided panoramic
city tour by coach to experience a first glance of the architectural splendour. Discover Austria´s imperial past in
the historical centre, which is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Afterwards check in at the hotel and spend
the night in the enchanting centre of Vienna.
DAY 2: Vienna
Spend the morning visiting the magnificent Schönbrunn
Palace, including the private apartments of the imperial
family where you see how the former Emperor Franz
Josef and his glamorous wife ‘Sisi’ used to live. In the
afternoon, visit the famous white Lipizzaner horses of
the Spanish Riding School at their stables beside the
Imperial Hofburg Palace. Time free for shopping in any
one of Vienna’s exciting range of stores.
DAY 3: Vienna – Bratislava – Budapest
DAY 4: Budapest
After breakfast at the hotel embark on a boat cruise
on the Danube river from where you have great views
of some outstanding historical buildings like the
remarkable Parliament house, which is a magnificent
example of Neo-Gothic architecture. After the river
cruise, browse through the biggest, oldest and most
beautiful market in Hungary – the Great Market Hall.
In the afternoon visit the ‘Puszta’ to see a thrilling show
of traditional Hungarian horsemanship. Enjoy a horse
carriage ride through the Hungarian plains. Overnight
in Budapest.
DAY 5: Departure
Use the time until departure to the airport for some
shopping or simply enjoy a stroll in the charming
downtown of Budapest.
Leave Vienna and move on to Budapest with a short stop
in Bratislava which you will get to know on a ride on a little
tractor train. Upon arrival in Budapest you will be taken on
a panoramic city tour to get a first impression of the major
sites of Buda and Pest. Overnight in Budapest.
Highlights:
Vienna, Schönbrunn Palace
Budapest, Danube river cruise
Horse carriage ride in the Puszta
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PRAGUE, BOHEMIA & VIENNA
The two most romantic cities of Central Europe and the charm of Bohemia.
Prague – Vienna
4 Nights / 5 Days Tour
DAY 1: Arrival in Prague
Once the capital of the Kingdom of Bohemia, Prague
is now the capital city of the Czech Republic and an
UNESCO World Heritage Site. Justly famous and
popular as an ancient city of spires, castles, bridges
and baroque squares; take a first glimpse of this
fairytale city.
DAY 2: Prague
Full day sightseeing. Highlights include Prague Castle
– the world’s largest ancient castle; St. Vitus Cathedral
in which the Bohemian Crown Jewels, including the
Sword of Saint Wenceslas, are kept in a safe secured
by seven keys; the Old Town square with its famous
astronomical clock, and the 600-year old Charles
Bridge, spanning the Vltava River. In the evening a
special Medieval Dinner with medieval musicians and
performers. Overnight in Prague.
DAY 3: Prague – Cesky Krumlov – Vienna
Leave Prague for the southern Bohemian town of Cesky
Krumlov. Enclosed by the river Vltava, the old town is
picture postcard pretty. Crossing into Austria the route
follows the river Danube along the wine growing area of
the Wachau, an UNESCO World Heritage Area, where
great wines are grown. In the evening visit a traditional
Austrian “Heurigen” wine tavern. Overnight in Vienna.
DAY 4: Vienna
Morning visit to Maria Theresa’s beautiful palace and
gardens of Schönbrunn. See the imperial splendor and
the personal rooms of the Habsburg emperors. Take a
coach ride out into the Vienna woods with a visit to
Mayerling and the monastery of Heiligenkreuz.
DAY 5: Vienna Departure
Free for shopping in any one of Vienna’s exciting range
of stores before it is time to say FAREWELL to Europe
be transferred to the airport for your flight back home.
Highlights:
Prague, Castle
and astronomical clock
Cesky Krumlov
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Vienna, Schönbrunn Palace
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CENTRAL EUROPEAN HIGHLIGHTS
Cities and scenery, castles and palaces, lakes and mountains.
Vienna – Salzburg – Munich
6 Nights / 7 Days Tour
DAY 1: Arrival in Vienna
Picked up by coach and taken on a panoramic city tour
for your first glimpse of Vienna’s famous buildings and
gardens, followed by a welcome lunch. After checking
into the hotel, the evening is free for you to explore
Vienna at your own pace, visit the Prater, or enjoy
Viennese nightlife.
DAY 2: Vienna
Morning visit to Maria Theresa’s beautiful palace and
gardens of Schönbrunn. See the imperial splendor
and the personal rooms of the Habsburg emperors.
Opportunity to visit the places Harry Lime made famous
in ‘The Third Man’.
DAY 3: Vienna – Salzburg
Take the coach west through the mountains to Mozart’s
birthplace, the UNESCO city of Salzburg. First stop: The
beautiful Mirabell Palace and Gardens by the river, made
internationally famous through the film The Sound of
Music. In the afternoon, visit the baroque opulence of the
old Prince-Bishops’ cathedral, where Mozart was baptized
in January 1756. Later, feel free to stroll the Getreidegasse, where, at Number 9, Mozart was born – and now
Salzburg’s most fashionable shopping street.
DAY 4: Salzburg – Munich
In the morning, take the funicular railway to the great
900-year old Hohensalzburg Fortress overlooking
the city. The largest castle in Central Europe and
never conquered, behind the grim walls are hidden
the decorated gothic splendor of the Gold Hall and
chambers. In the afternoon cross into Germany,
stopping beside the ‘Sea of the Bavarians’, Lake
Chiemsee, and in Munich. Spend the evening
wandering around the old Town Hall on the Marienplatz
and taste Bavaria’s famous beers in one of the many
beerhalls.
DAY 5: Munich
In the morning, take a city tour of Munich, shop in the
fashionable Maximilian Strasse and see the Residenz,
the largest city palace in Germany and home to the
Bavarian royal jewels. In the afternoon, take time to
visit the beautiful Baroque Nymphenburg Schloss
(Palace of the Nymphs), the summer residence of the
former rulers and still home to Franz, Duke of Bavaria.
DAY 6: Munich
For your last day alternative programs are available,
including a visit to the Deutsches Museum, the largest
science and technology museum in the world; BMW’s
motor museum and the Olympic Park; or a ride out to
see King Ludwig II’s famous fairytale castle of Neuschwanstein.
DAY 7: Munich Depart
After a final stroll around the old city centre and some
shopping, it is time to say FAREWELL to Europe be
transferred to the airport for your flight back home.
Highlights:
Schönbrunn Palace
Mirabell Palace
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Nymphenburg Palace
Neuschwanstein Castle
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FOUR CAPITAL CITIES OF THE HABSBURG EMPIRE
A week of grand palaces, ancient castles imperial pomp, traditions and living history.
Enjoy a river cruise, carriage ride and wine tasting.
Budapest – Bratislava – Prague – Vienna
5 Nights / 6 Days Tour
DAY 1: Arrival in Budapest
DAY 4: Prague
DAY 2: Budapest
DAY 5: Prague – Cesky Krumlov – Vienna
Upon arrival you will be picked-up by coach and taken
to the famous Gellert Hill from where you can enjoy
unspoilt views of Budapest and the Danube River.
Lunch will be served at the historical Citadella fortress
which is not just a spectacular location for a restaurant
but also an UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the afternoon there is a panorama tour through the old and
picturesque city. Overnight in Budapest.
After breakfast at the hotel embark on a boat cruise
on the Danube river from where you have great views
of some outstanding historical buildings like the
remarkable Parliament house, which is a magnificent
example of Neo-Gothic architecture. After the river
cruise, browse through the biggest, oldest and most
beautiful market in Hungary – the Great Market Hall.
In the afternoon visit the ‘Puszta’ to see a thrilling show
of traditional Hungarian horsemanship. Enjoy a horse
carriage ride through the Hungarian plains. Overnight
in Budapest.
DAY 3: Budapest – Bratislava – Prague
From Hungry’s modern capital head west to the charming
city of Bratislava. Take the little red tractor train through
the old town of Bratislava and have lunch in one of
Bratislava’s many charming restaurants. In the afternoon,
head north into the Czech Republic, the old Kingdom of
Bohemia. Prague, the capital city and an UNESCO World
Heritage Site is where you will spend the night.
Full day sightseeing in Prague. Highlights include
Prague Castle – the world’s largest ancient castle;
St. Vitus Cathedral in which the Bohemian Crown
Jewels, including the Sword of Saint Wenceslas, are
on display; the Old Town square with its famous
astronomical clock. In the evening a special Medieval
Dinner with medieval musicians and performers.
Overnight in Prague.
Leave Prague for the southern Bohemian town of
Cesky Krumlov. Enclosed by the river Vltava, the old
town is picture postcard pretty. Crossing into Austria the
route follows the river Danube along the wine growing
area of the Wachau, a UNESCO World Heritage Area,
where great wines can be tasted. In the evening visit a
traditional Austrian “Heurigen” wine tavern. Overnight
in Vienna.
DAY 6: Vienna Departure
Get an overview of the imperial city of Vienna on a
morning city tour. The highlight being the magnificent
Schönbrunn Palace, including the private apartments
of the Imperial family where you see how the former
Emperor Franz Josef and his glamorous wife ‘Sisi’
used to live. The afternoon will be free for shopping in
any one of Vienna’s exciting range of stores before
being taken to Vienna airport for your flight back home.
Highlights:
Budapest, Danube river cruise
Horse carriage ride in the Puszta
Bratislava’s old town
Prague, Bohemian Crown Jewels
and astronomical clock
Cesky Krumlov
Vienna, Schönbrunn Palace
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THREE CITIES OF CONTRAST
From the dreaming spires of Prague, the classical elegance of Dresden, to the edgy
‘New Berlin’; three cities of contrasting times.
Prague – Dresden – Berlin
5 Nights / 6 Days Tour
DAY 1: Arrival in Prague
Once the capital of the Kingdom of Bohemia, Prague
is now the capital city of the Czech Republic and an
UNESCO World Heritage Site. Justly famous and
popular as an ancient city of spires, castles, bridges
and baroque squares, take a first glimpse of this
fairytale city.
DAY 2: Prague
Full day sightseeing. Highlights include Prague Castle
– the world’s largest ancient castle; St. Vitus Cathedral
in which the Bohemian Crown Jewels, including the
Sword of Saint Wenceslas, are kept in a safe secured
by seven keys; the Old Town square with its famous
astronomical clock, and the 600-year old Charles
Bridge, spanning the Vltava River. In the evening a
special Medieval Dinner with medieval musicians and
performers. Overnight in Prague.
DAY 3: Prague – Dresden
Leave Prague for the picturesque city of Dresden, which
has a long history as the capital and royal residence for
the Kings of Saxony. On a guided tour you explore the
Semper Oper, the Zwinger Palace and the Church of
our Lady.
DAY 4: Dresden – Berlin
After breakfast relax on Brühl´s terrace, nicknamed
‘the balcony of Europe’, which stretches high above
the shore of the river Elbe and was formerly part of
the city´s fortification. Enjoy the magnificent view.
Travel on to Berlin.
DAY 5: Berlin
Enjoy the most prominent sights of Berlin in a guided
tour. After breakfast head for the Reichstag, now topped
with Norman Foster´s spectacular glass dome, the
Brandenburg Gate, the Victory column, remnants of the
old Berlin Wall at East Park Gallery and the historically
unique crossing point ‘Checkpoint Charlie’ museum.
Pass the State Opera, Potsdamer Platz and drive along
the famous boulevard Unter den Linden.
DAY 6: Berlin Departure
Free for shopping in any one of Berlin’s exciting range
of stores before it is time to say FAREWELL to Europe
be transferred to the airport for your flight back home.
Highlights:
Prague, Castle
and astronomical clock
Dresden, Semper Oper & Brühl´s terrace
Berlin, Reichstag & Brandenburg Gate,
Berlin Wall and ‘Check Point Charlie’
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ONCE AND FUTURE CAPITALS OF CENTRAL EUROPE
From the castle of Krakow, the palaces of Kosice and Budapest’s great parliament, to the
charming Slovakian capital and the dreaming spires of Prague; five cities with long histories.
Krakow – Budapest – Prague
6 Nights / 7 Days Tour
DAY 1: Arrival in Krakow
Get a feel of the second largest city in Poland and its
historic center as you are collected and driven to your
hotel. Experience the busy nightlife in the great Rynek
Główny square, the largest medieval marketplace in the
world.
DAY 2: Krakow
Krakow was the medieval capital of Poland where you
will see the Royal Castle and the cathedral. Considered
one of the most beautiful castle in Central Europe,
Polish Royalty and many distinguished Poles are
interred in the cathedral and royal coronations took
place there. Krakow was also the home of Pope John
Paul II and his palace which is still home to his
successors as bishops of Krakow.
DAY 3: Krakow – Kosice – Budapest
From Krakow head south into Slovakia and through
the beautiful Tatras National Park to Kosice. Briefly the
capital of Czechoslovakia in 1945, Kosice’s St Elizabeth
cathedral is the largest church in Slovakia. Built in high
gothic style, it dominates the main street. Also on main
street are the numerous palaces of the noblemen of the
region – the largest number of palaces in Slovakia within
one street which now mainly houses coffee shops or
department stores; ideal for shopping.
From the contained subtle delight of Kosice, cross the
mountains and onto the Hungarian plains – the Puszta –
to Budapest and to the famous Gellert Hill from where
you can enjoy unspoilt views of Budapest and the Danube
River. Overnight in Budapest.
DAY 4: Budapest
After breakfast at the hotel embark on a boat cruise
on the Danube river from where you have great views
of some outstanding historical buildings like the
remarkable Parliament house, which is a magnificent
example of Neo-Gothic architecture. After the river
cruise, browse through the biggest, oldest and most
beautiful market in Hungary – the Great Market Hall.
In the afternoon visit the ‘Puszta’ to see a thrilling show
of traditional Hungarian horsemanship. Enjoy a horse
carriage ride through the Hungarian plains. Overnight
in Budapest.
DAY 5: Budapest – Bratislava – Prague
From Hungry’s modern capital head west to the
charming city of Bratislava. Take the little red tractor
train through the old town of Bratislava and have lunch
in one of Bratislava’s many charming restaurants. In the
afternoon, head north into the Czech Republic, the old
Kingdom of Bohemia. Prague, the capital city and an
UNESCO World Heritage Site is where you will spend
the night.
DAY 6: Prague
Full day sightseeing in Prague. Highlights include
Prague Castle – the world’s largest ancient castle;
St. Vitus Cathedral in which the Bohemian Crown
Jewels, including the Sword of Saint Wenceslas, are
on display; the Old Town square with its famous
astronomical clock. In the evening a special Medieval
Dinner with medieval musicians and performers.
Overnight in Prague.
DAY 7: Prague
With one last look around Prague’s ‘thousand spires’ it
is time to say FAREWELL to Europe be transferred to
the airport for your flight back home.
Highlights:
Krakow, Royal Castle & Cathedral,
Rynek Główny square
Budapest, River cruise & parliament
buildings
Prague, Bohemian Crown Jewels
and astronomical clock
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ANCIENT CITIES OF THE AUSTRIAN EMPIRE
Six cities with a rich and varied past, six cities that celebrate their individual culture
and history.
Krakow – Kosice – Budapest – Bratislava – Vienna – Prague
8 Nights / 9 Days Tour
DAY 1: Arrival in Krakow
Get a feel of the second largest city in Poland and its
historic center as you are collected and driven to your
hotel. Experience the busy nightlife in the great Rynek
Główny square, the largest medieval marketplace in the
world.
DAY 2: Krakow
Krakow was the medieval capital of Poland where you
will see the Royal Castle and the cathedral. Considered
one of the most beautiful castle in Central Europe,
Polish Royalty and many distinguished Poles are
interred in the cathedral and royal coronations took
place there. Krakow was also the home of Pope John
Paul II and his palace which is still home to his
successors as bishops of Krakow.
DAY 3: Krakow – Kosice – Budapest
From Krakow head south into Slovakia and through
the beautiful Tatras National Park to Kosice. Briefly the
capital of Czechoslovakia in 1945, Kosice’s St Elizabeth
cathedral is the largest church in Slovakia. Built in high
gothic style, it dominates the main street. Also on main
street are the numerous palaces of the noblemen of the
region – the largest number of palaces in Slovakia within
one street which now mainly houses coffee shops or
department stores; ideal for shopping.
From the contained subtle delight of Kosice, cross the
mountains and onto the Hungarian plains – the Puszta –
to Budapest and to the famous Gellert Hill from where
you can enjoy unspoilt views of Budapest and the Danube
River. Overnight in Budapest.
browse through the biggest, oldest and most beautiful
market in Hungary – the Great Market Hall. In the afternoon visit the ‘Puszta’ to see a thrilling show of traditional Hungarian horsemanship. Enjoy a horse carriage
ride through the Hungarian plains. Overnight in Budapest.
DAY 5: Budapest – Bratislava – Vienna
From Hungry’s modern capital head west to the
charming city of Bratislava. Take the little red tractor
train through the old town of Bratislava and have lunch
in one of Bratislava’s many charming restaurants. In
the afternoon, take the short ride to Vienna, whose
imperial grander proclaims it was once the capital city
of most of Central Europe.
DAY 6: Vienna
Morning visit to Maria Theresa’s beautiful palace and
gardens of Schönbrunn. See the imperial splendor and
the personal rooms of the Habsburg emperors. Take a
coach ride out into the Vienna woods with a visit to
Mayerling and the monastery of Heiligenkreuz.
DAY 7: Vienna – Prague
From Vienna’s imperial splendor, head north into
Bohemia and stop at the pretty little hilltop town of
Mikulov. Enjoy the wide views of the borderlands before
heading on to the Czech capital of Prague, ‘the city
of a thousand spires’.
DAY 8: Prague
After breakfast at the hotel embark on a boat cruise on
the Danube river from where you have great views of
some outstanding historical buildings like the remarkable Parliament house, which is a magnificent example
of Neo-Gothic architecture. After the river cruise,
Full day sightseeing in Prague. Highlights include
Prague Castle – the world’s largest ancient castle; St.
Vitus Cathedral in which the Bohemian Crown Jewels,
including the Sword of Saint Wenceslas, are kept in a
safe secured by seven keys; the Old Town square with
its famous astronomical clock. In the evening a special
Medieval Dinner with medieval musicians and
performers. Overnight in Prague.
Highlights:
With one last look around Prague’s ‘thousand spires’ it
is time to say FAREWELL to Europe be transferred to
the airport for your flight back home.
DAY 4: Budapest
DAY 9: Depart Prague
Krakow, Royal Castle & Cathedral,
Rynek Główny square
Budapest, River cruise & parliament
building
Vienna, Schönbrunn Palace
Prague, Castle
and astronomical clock
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CAPITAL CITIES, CAVES AND LAKES
Imperial Vienna, beautiful mountain lakes and spectacular caves.
Vienna – Ljubljana – Zagreb – Vienna
6 Nights / 7 Days Tour
DAY 1: Vienna – Bled – Ljubljana
After arrival at Vienna airport, head south into the Julian
Mountains of Slovenia and to the beautiful town of Bled
– an absolutely charming place sheltered by picturesque mountains with an island in the middle of an Alpine
lake where you are welcome to embark on a boat ride.
In the evening drive to the Slovenian capital, Ljubljana
where you will spend the night.
DAY 2: Ljubljana – Postojna Caves – Ljubljana
Enjoy a morning city walk through Ljubljana including a
visit of Saint Nicholas’ Cathedral and Ljubljana Castle.
Afterwards proceed to Postojna where a true highlight
awaits you: Namely a visit of the Postojna limestone
caves, possibly the most spectacular in the world. Take
a train deep into the mountains and see the astonishing
diversity of karst features and the amazing olm. In the
evening, return to Ljubljana for dinner and to spend the
night.
DAY 3: Ljubljana – Zagreb
Continue your journey to Croatia and enjoy a full day in its
capital, Zagreb. Take part in a morning tour where you will
see all major sights that the city has to offer, including the
cathedral and the two very different statues of St George
slaying the dragon. Experience a relaxing afternoon visiting wineries in the surroundings of Zagreb. Overnight in
Zagreb.
DAY 5: Zagreb – Graz – Vienna
After breakfast travel back by coach to Vienna, with an
on route stop in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of
Graz. A local guide will show you all main sights, such
as the Landeszeughaus, the largest historic armoury in
the world, and the Clock Tower high above the city.
Evening in Vienna.
DAY 6: Vienna
Get an overview of the imperial city of Vienna on a
morning city tour. The highlight being the magnificent
Schönbrunn Palace, including the private apartments
of the imperial family where you see how the former
Emperor Franz Josef and his glamorous wife ‘Sisi’ used
to live. The afternoon will be free for shopping in any
one of Vienna’s exciting range of stores. In the evening
visit the traditional Austrian “Heurigen” wine tavern.
Overnight in Vienna.
DAY 7: Departure
Make the most of your last day in Austria and visit the
landmark of Vienna, the Giant Ferries Wheel – only
when you have taken a ride on ‘Riesenrad’ have really
been to Vienna! At the Prater you will have some free
time to explore this great fun park individually until your
transfer to the airport.
DAY 4: Zagreb – Plitvice Lakes National Park –
Zagreb
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and travel to see the beautiful waters of the Plitvice National Park, where the limestone rocks form waterfalls and lakes of bright emerald
green. After lunch you get to see the park with its breath-taking scenery from the inside, including a boat ride
in this most beautiful lake. In the afternoon your journey
takes you to back to Croatia’s capital where you will
have dinner and spend the night.
Highlights:
Boat ride on Lake Bled
Postojna Caves
Plitvice Lake National Park
Graz, Landeszeughaus
Vienna, Schönbrunn Palace
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THE MAGIC OF EUROPE’S DALMATIAN COAST & MOUNTAINS
The azure blue waters of the sea meet the rugged Adriatic coast. Ancient cities
and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Beautiful mountain lakes and spectacular caves.
Vienna – Ljubljana – Zadar – Dubrovnik – Split – Zagreb
9 Nights / 10 Days Tour
DAY 1: Arrival in Vienna
Upon arrival in Vienna a coach will take you on a
panoramic city tour to get a first impression of the
imperial capital of Austria (the historical centre of
Vienna is an UNESCO World Heritage Site). Afterwards, check-in at the hotel and spend the night in
Vienna.
DAY 2: Vienna – Bled – Ljubljana
After breakfast head south into the Julian Mountains
of Slovenia and to the beautiful town of Bled – an
absolutely charming place sheltered by picturesque
mountains with an island in the middle of an Alpine lake
where you are welcome to embark on a boat ride. In
the evening drive to the Slovenian capital, Ljubljana,
where you will spend the night.
DAY 3: Ljubljana – Postojna Caves – Zadar
Enjoy a morning city walk through Ljubljana including a
visit of Saint Nicholas' Cathedral. Afterwards proceed to
Postojna where, after lunch, a true highlight awaits you:
Namely a visit of the Postojna limestone caves, possibly
the most spectacular in the world. Take the train deep
into the mountains and see the astonishing diversity of
karst features and the amazing olm. In the afternoon
the tour takes you to the coast and Zadar, an ancient city
still full of Roman and medieval buildings. Dinner and
overnight in Zadar.
DAY 4: Zadar – Dubrovnik
Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the hotel before moving on
to the walled sea-city of Dubrovnik, one of the 10 best
preserved medieval walled cities in the world and an
UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take a cable car to the
top of the city’s hill to get breath-taking views of the old
capital of the Republic of Ragusa. Dinner and overnight
in Dubrovnik. Optional: Oyster tasting on route.
DAY 5: Dubrovnik
Spend a whole day exploring Dubrovnik. On a guided
walking tour through the city’s old walled town you will
see the famous Rector’s Palace and other sites. After
lunch you are free to do some shopping or to explore
Highlights:
the harbour. Dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik.
Optional: Boat cruise.
DAY 6: Dubrovnik – Mostar – Split
Depart for Split via Mostar where you will stop for lunch.
Mostar is considered the most important city of the
Herzegovina region of Bosnia and is well known for
its picturesque bridge which is an UNESCO World
Heritage Site. In the afternoon return to the coast and
the ancient city of Split – famous for its Roman fortress
and busy nightlife. Dinner and overnight in Split.
DAY 7: Split – Trogir – Split
Get ready for another exciting day in Croatia: Join in
a morning walking tour through the historical centre
of Split, including a visit of the impressive Diocletian
Palace (another UNESCO World Heritage Site). After
lunch there is an excursion to Trogir – whose old town
is the best-preserved Romanesque-Gothic complex in
Central Europe and - of course - also a UNESCO World
Heritage Site. Return to dinner and overnight in Split.
DAY 8: Split – Plitvice Lakes National Park –
Zagreb
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and travel to see the
beautiful waters of the Plitvice National Park, where
the limestone rocks form waterfalls and lakes of bright
emerald green. After lunch you get to see the park with
its breath-taking scenery from the inside, including a
boat ride in this most beautiful park. In the afternoon
your journey takes you to Croatia’s capital city of
Zagreb where you will have dinner and spend the night.
DAY 9: Zagreb
Enjoy a full day in Zagreb and take part in a city tour
with a visit to the cathedral. After lunch you will have
the rest of the day to explore the city individually.
Dinner and overnight in Zagreb.
DAY 10: Zagreb – Graz – Vienna Departure
After breakfast travel back by coach to Vienna, with
an on route stop in the UNESCO World Heritage Site
of Graz. A local guide will show you all main sights,
such as the Landeszeughaus, the largest historic
armoury in the world, and the Clock Tower high above
the city. Afterwards continue on to Vienna airport for
your flight back home.
Boat ride on Lake Bled
Postojna Caves
Dubrovnik walled city and cable car
Split, Diocletian Palace, Zadar and Trogir
Plitvice Lakes National Park
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CHARMING, MAGICAL & ROMANTIC CITIES
From the gothic splendors of Budapest, and the charm of medieval Ljubljana and Zagreb,
to the magnificence of Vienna and the magic of Venice.
Vienna – Graz – Venice – Ljubljana – Zagreb – Budapest – Vienna
8 Nights / 9 Days Tour
DAY 1: Arrival in Vienna
Picked up by coach and taken on a panoramic city
tour for your first glimpse of Vienna’s famous
buildings and gardens, followed by a welcome lunch.
After checking into the hotel, the evening is free for you
to explore Vienna at your own pace, visit the shopping
areas, or enjoy Viennese nightlife.
DAY 2: Vienna
Morning visit to Maria Theresa’s beautiful palace and
gardens of Schönbrunn. See the imperial splendor and
the personal rooms of the Habsburg emperors. A coach
ride out into the Vienna woods with spectacular views
over the city and down the Danube valley. Opportunity
to visit the places Harry Lime made famous in ‘The
Third Man’.
DAY 3: Vienna – Graz
Take the highway to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of
Graz. A local guide will show you all main sights, such as
the Landeszeughaus, the largest historic armory in the
world, and the Clock Tower high above the city. Visit the
palace and gardens of Schloss Eggenberg, the grandest
baroque building in Styria. In the evening, feel free to
wander the parks or do some shopping in Graz’s stores.
DAY 4: Graz – Venice
Cross the southern Alps and into Italy to Venice; one of
the most magical cities in the world. Take a guided walk
to St. Mark's Square and visit St. Mark’s Basilica, one of
the must-see architectural highlights of Europe with its
beautiful mosaics and detailed carvings. Explore the
Doge's Palace, a Gothic masterpiece of marble which
dates back to the 9th century. Later pass through the
famous Bridge of Sighs, and spend the rest of the day
exploring the canals of Venice by gondola.
DAY 5: Venice – Ljubljana
Take the scenic route through the rolling countryside to
the Slovenian capital, Ljubljana. After the grander and
magnificence of Venice, enjoy the gentle pleasure of
Ljubljana’s little medieval streets in one of the smallest
capitals of Europe.
DAY 6: Ljubljana – Zagreb
From Slovenia’s capital, travel through the beautiful
Žumberak – Samoborsko gorje Nature Park to Croatia’s
capital, Zagreb.Take part in an afternoon tour where
you will see all major sights that the city has to offer,
including the cathedral. Overnight in Zagreb.
DAY 7: Zagreb – Budapest
Cross into Hungary and take a lunch stop by the shores
of Lake Balaton, the largest freshwater lake in Central
Europe. Drive on to the capital, Budapest, and the
famous Gellert Hill from where you can enjoy unspoiled
views of Budapest and the Danube River. Lunch will be
served at the historical Citadella fortress which is not
just a spectacular location for a restaurant but also an
UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the afternoon there is
a panorama tour through the old and picturesque city.
Overnight in Budapest.
DAY 8: Budapest
After breakfast at the hotel embark on a boat cruise on
the Danube river from where you have great views of
some outstanding historical buildings such as the remarkable Parliament house, which is a magnificent
example of Neo-Gothic architecture. After the river
cruise, browse through the biggest, oldest and most
beautiful market in Hungary – the Great Market Hall.
In the afternoon visit the ‘Puszta’ to see a thrilling show
of traditional Hungarian horsemanship. Enjoy a horse
carriage ride through the Hungarian plains. Overnight
in Budapest.
DAY 9: Budapest – Vienna Departure
Highlights:
Returning to Vienna, for a final stroll around this
imperial city and free for shopping in any one of
Vienna’s exciting range of stores, before it is time to
say FAREWELL to Europe and be transferred to the
airport for your flight back home.
Vienna, Schönbrunn Palace
Venice, St Mark’s Square
& Cathedral, the Doge’s Palace
Budapest, Parliament Building,
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