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(Tour code: AEN18)

Celebrate the New Year in elegant Vienna

This twin centre Christmas rail holiday gives you the opportunity to experience the festive delights of charming Salzburg in a classical 5-Star hotel, as well as enjoying the musical and cultural delights of elegant Vienna.

Highlights
  • Vienna including a guided sightseeing tour
  • New Year's Eve gala buffet dinner and live music
  • New Year's Day at leisure in Vienna
  • Salzburg including a guided walking tour
  • "Sound of Music" tour visiting locations from the film
  • The 5-Star Hotel Bristol in Salzburg
What’s Included
  • First Class Rail
    Eurostar Standard Premier
    Eurostar Meals
  • 4-5* Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
  • New Year's Eve Street Party

New Year in Vienna & Salzburg 2017Tour Details

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Day 1 Cologne Night
Cologne Night

To Cologne by Eurostar and First Class rail

We depart St Pancras International by Eurostar to Brussels in Standard Premier Class, with a light meal and drinks served on board. After crossing into Belgium, we change trains in Brussels and continue our journey to Cologne in First Class. We spend the night in Cologne - a fantastic city dominated by its impressive Gothic cathedral.

Includes:
  • Eurostar Meal, Dinner
Day 2 Vienna Graben
Vienna Graben

First Class rail to Vienna

This morning we continue our journey to Austria, travelling in First Class on a direct rail service to Vienna. We arrive in the Austrian capital and transfer to our base for three nights, the elegant Hotel Falkensteiner Wien Margareten, conveniently located close to the city centre. Vienna is Austria's capital and largest city, and is one of the leading cultural and artistic centres of the German-speaking world. It is home to a vast number of superb museums, concert halls and opera houses, as well as the famous Spanish Riding School.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 Johann Strauss, Vienna
Johann Strauss, Vienna

New Year's Eve exploring Vienna

We begin our stay in Vienna with a tour of the city's main sights, taking in the magnificent Imperial architecture on the famous Ringstrasse - a wide avenue that encircles the Old City of Vienna. We see many of Vienna's finest buildings including the impressive Hofburg Palace, a vast complex of buildings constructed by the Habsburgs over six centuries. Other highlights include the ornate Opera House, the grand Parliament building and the lavish Town Hall. Following our tour, your afternoon is free for you to perhaps try a Viennese coffee in one of the many traditional coffee houses. Alternatively visit the Danube Tower, affectionately known as the "concrete needle", which offers spectacular views over the city. This evening we enjoy a Gala dinner in our hotel before heading to the Silvesterpfad, where there is a New Year's Eve street party.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, NYE Gala Dinner
  • New Year's Eve Street Party
Day 4 Schonbrunn Palace
Schonbrunn Palace

New Year's Day at leisure in Vienna

On New Year's Day you are free to further explore the sights of Vienna at leisure. You could visit the Prater Gardens for a ride on the giant Ferris wheel. Built in 1897, this is a Viennese landmark and not to be missed. Why not visit Schönbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the Imperial Family? Situated on the outskirts of Vienna in its own beautiful landscaped parkland, the spectacular palace is one of Austria's greatest buildings and enjoys UNESCO World Heritage status.

Includes:
  • Breakfast
Day 5 Salzburg
Salzburg

First Class rail to Salzburg

We depart Vienna today, travelling by First Class rail directly to Salzburg. The city of Salzburg is one of Austria's largest and is famous as the birthplace of Mozart. We spend three nights at the elegant 5-Star Hotel Bristol, which is set in a charming location in the heart of this impressive city. After checking in, we begin to discover Salzburg, whose centre is a UNESCO World Heritage site, on a guided sightseeing tour. Among the many highlights, we admire the Old Town. The city's internationally renowned Baroque architecture sits in one of Europe's best-preserved city centres, which combines with the lovely local scenery to create a unique charm. We also walk along the famous Getreidegasse, one of the city's oldest streets and Mozart's childhood home.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6 Salzburg
Salzburg

Exploring Salzburg

Today you have a leisurely day to discover Salzburg, whose centre is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Among the city's many highlights is the Old Town. The city's internationally renowned Baroque architecture sits in one of Europe's best-preserved city centres, which combines with the lovely local scenery to create a unique charm. You can also walk along the famous Getreidegasse, one of the city's oldest streets and Mozart's childhood home.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7 Hellbrunn Palace
Hellbrunn Palace

The Sound of Music

Today we enjoy a guided tour of the lakes and mountains around Salzburg. The area is renowned for its beauty, and some of the locations we visit today were featured in the classic film "The Sound of Music". This morning we enjoy a tour taking in some of the beautiful region's most popular sights, including Hellbrunn Castle Gardens. We also enjoy visits to St Gilgen, a small town on the shores of Lake Wolfgangsee, and Mondsee, another lakeside town that is home to the church used in the wedding scenes of the musical. You have some free time in St Gilgen, the birthplace of Mozart's mother, to explore its picturesque streets and frescoed houses. Perhaps take a stroll along the lakeside promenade to admire the view towards the majestic Schafberg Mountain. From here we continue to St Wolfgang, a pretty little town on the north shores of the lake.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8 St Aposteln church
St Aposteln church

Salzburg to Cologne in First Class

We leave Salzburg this morning as we begin our journey home. We make our way back to Cologne, travelling by First Class rail across the border into Germany. We change trains in Munich, continuing in First Class to Cologne, where we spend the final night of the holiday.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 9 Eurostar Winter
Eurostar Winter

First Class rail and Eurostar to London

We leave Cologne this morning and continue our journey home. We travel to Brussels in First Class, where we connect with Eurostar to St Pancras International, travelling in Standard Premier Class, with a light meal and drinks served on board.

 

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Eurostar Meal
Please note

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour will feature the same excursions, the order may differ from that shown above.

Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

What’s included

An escorted experience and all travel arrangements

  • The services of a professional UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • Exclusive meeting point at our dedicated Departure Office in St Pancras
  • First Class rail travel as described (Standard Premier Class on Eurostar)

Comfortable accommodation in your destination

  • 8 nights' hotel accommodation

Delicious meals included

  • 14 meals including 8 breakfasts and 6 dinners, including a traditional 3-course New Year's party dinner

 

Exciting excursions and free time to explore

  • Guided tour of Vienna
  • Guided tour of Salzburg
  • New Year's Party
  • At leisure in Vienna
  • Free time in Salzburg

Not Included

  • Cancellation & Travel Insurance is not included in the price of the tour but can be arranged.
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Celebrate the New Year in elegant Vienna

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