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Embark on a scenic journey through Austria

Take in the beauty of Austria, explore Vienna, wind through the Alps to Salzburg and discover enchanting Innsbruck on this 8 day suggested itinerary by GRJ Independent. 

Things to do
  • Cologne
  • Vienna
  • Danube Tower
  • Semmering Railway
  • Salzburg
  • Getreidegasse
  • Innsbruck
  • The Golden Roof
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Vienna, Salzburg & Innsbruck Sample itinerary

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Days 1-2 Eurostar

To Cologne and Vienna

Your journey begins as you board the Eurostar at St Pancras for a relaxing journey to Brussels. Here you change trains and join the high-speed train to Cologne, where you spend the night at the 4-star Wyndham Cologne. Leaving Cologne behind on Day 2, you continue to Austria's Baroque capital - Vienna. A city of opulence and grandeur, Vienna is filled with stunning palaces and magnificent buildings, including the Opera House, Town Hall, the Hofburg Palace, and the imposing Gothic cathedral.

Day 3 Vienna

Exploring Vienna

Vienna is remarkably unspoilt throughout, and the Old Town in particular remains so exquisite and unchanged that it is easy to imagine how the nobility of bygone eras would have experienced Vienna. A stroll around the city will reveal delights at every turn but if you prefer you can take a guided tour to view Vienna's most famous landmarks, including Schönbrunn Palace, with its charming exterior and vast manicured gardens. For panoramic views over Vienna, take a ride on the giant Ferris Wheel or take the Metro across the river to the imposing Danube Tower. A lift whisks you up to the observation deck, and a restaurant and café are both available at the top.

Day 4 The Alps
The Alps

Through the Alps to Salzburg

Today you leave Vienna behind and embark on a scenic journey through majestic Austria by rail. Moments after the train pulls away from Vienna, you will be struck with spellbinding scenery. You'll follow the route of the Semmering Railway - a UNESCO world heritage site, passing plunging valleys and colourful meadows before continuing to Villach. It is here that you change trains and head north through the breathtaking Alps to Salzburg.

Day 5 Salzburg 2
Salzburg 2

Exploring Salzburg

Although a relatively small city, Salzburg will leave you spoilt for choice. An excellent starting point is its brooding Gothic fortress, set on a rocky plateau above the city, which can be reached by funicular railway. As well as offering impressive views over Salzburg, the Fortress Museum tells the long history from when it was first built in 1077. Of course, as the birthplace of Mozart, there are various testaments to the renowned composer throughout the city. Highlights include the Getreidegasse which is fabled as being his childhood home, and is lined with quaint independent shops, some of which are dedicated to the composer.

Days 6-7 Innsbruck


Today board a regional train for an enchanting journey west to Innsbruck, the capital and heart of the Tyrol, where you spend two nights at the central 4-star Hotel Grauer Bär. On Day 7 visit some of the city's noted landmarks including The Golden Roof and the Gothic Court Church, which houses the empty tomb of Emperor Maximilian I, closely guarded by 28 bronze statues, including one of King Arthur.

Day 8 TGV

Homeward Bound

Your journey home begins by travelling to Zurich where you will connect with a high-speed TGV to Paris Gare de Lyon. You cross the city to the Gare du Nord, where you board your Eurostar back to London.

Please note

The itinerary above is just a suggestion and you are free to make adjustments to suit your exact requirements. Please call 01904 734 358 to speak to one of our Tailor-Made Holiday Specialists about tailoring your holiday with GRJ independent.

What’s included
What's Included
  • Standard Class rail travel throughout
  • Hotels x 7 nights (B&B)
  • Single room supplement applies. Please call for details.

This tour may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.

James.E Eaton
Laura Strawinski
James.S Starkie
Vienna, Salzburg & Innsbruck

Embark on a scenic journey through Austria


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