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Vienna, Salzburg and the Danube

4.2 stars(9 reviews)

An unforgettable Austrian holiday experience

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Flexible Booking

Book your 2022 holiday between 8th December 2021 and up to and including 31st January 2022 and you can transfer your holiday for free - no questions asked. T&C's apply

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2022 Tour code: AEC22

About the tour

Experience this scenic part of Europe as we explore 'The Sound of Music' country - the Austrian Lake District - and cruise along the Danube River through the beautiful Wachau Valley. Discover the cities of Vienna and Salzburg, with an unforgettable classical music concert at Salzburg's Mirabell Palace.


What’s included


Day 2 – Vienna

We transfer to the train station where we catch the high-speed service to Vienna, our base for the next three nights.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 – Melk and a Danube cruise

We transfer to Melk by coach where we visit Melk Abbey, a grand Benedictine Abbey dating back to the 11th century. We have time to admire its stunning peach and white exterior as well as the arched ceilings and gilded golden walls inside. Next, we take to the waters for a scenic cruise to Durnstein along the Danube River, gliding through the picturesque Wachau Valley. Famed for its vineyards and castles, easily visible from the water, keep watch for Dürnstein Castle, once used to imprison Richard the Lionheart.

  • Breakfast
Day 6 – The Austrian Lake District

We enjoy a guided tour of the lakes and mountains of the Austrian Lake District. This stunning area is renowned for its natural beauty, and some of the locations we visit were featured in 1965 film version of 'The Sound of Music.' Our first stop is Hellbrunn Castle Gardens before we continue to St Gilgen, a small town on the shores of Wolfgangsee. Enjoy free time here before we continue to Mondsee and St Wolfgang, on the north shore of the lake.

  • Breakfast
Day 7 – Exploring Salzburg

We enjoy a guided tour of Salzburg, soaking in the sumptuous Baroque architecture alongside the churches, squares and alleyways of the city's beautiful Old Town. With free time afterwards, you might like to stroll through the Mirabell Gardens or visit Hohensalzburg Fortress. This evening, we make our way to Mirabell Palace for a classical music concert. This is the palace where Mozart himself once enchanted crowds with his music, and we spend an evening immersed in timeless culture as we watch skilled musicians perform.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 9 – London

We head to the train station this morning for the service to Brussels. From here, we join the Eurostar to London St Pancras.

  • Breakfast
  • Eurostar Meal

Additional information

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.

Mobility information

Please note: This may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.


Goldenes Theater Hotel, Salzburg

Goldenes Theater Hotel, Salzburg

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Imperial Riding School Renaissance Hotel

Imperial Riding School Renaissance Hotel, Vienna

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4.2 stars4.2 / 5 · 9 reviews

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  5. 1 star

Mrs L Whiting

5 stars

Submitted 05 Aug 2018

Good itinerary and helpful your manager

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Mrs R Talbot

5 stars

Submitted 15 Jul 2018

Tony was exceptional tour guide

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Mr T Stone

2 stars

Submitted 09 Oct 2017

Stupid transfer to Munich hotel as ALL OTHER HOTELS IN COLOGNE FULL. Really. Too much handling of luggage ended.

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Mrs E Hedley

4 stars

Submitted 04 Oct 2017

Well organised Manager always available and helpful.

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Mr A Fell

3 stars

Submitted 04 Oct 2017

There was too much carrying of luggage both on and off the trains, some due to unforeseen delays but overall it was an arduous experience.

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David Milne

5 stars

Submitted 02 Oct 2017

Really enjoyed the holiday. It was well organised and well led.

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Vienna, Salzburg and the Danube

An unforgettable Austrian holiday experience


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