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The Best of Italy and Austria

This sample 12 day (11 nights) itinerary covers Rome, Venice, Salzburg, and Vienna. The services we provide as part of our comprehensive packages include accommodations, train tickets, transfers (airport and train station) and city tours. In addition to the tours included we can arrange a number of excursions based on your own interests. There is also an option to travel between cities by private car or van transfers for an extra fee. All of our tours are custom, and this is just a sample meant to give an idea for what our trips are like, and the opportunities our destinations provide. One of our team in the region will be available to you during and leading up to the trip to answer any questions and arrange local services. You will receive access to your Guest Page, with its information on the best these destinations have to offer, including things to see and do, and other inside tips from restaurant recommendations to tipping advice. Upon arrival we will provide you with a local cell phone that you can use to contact our employee (who you will meet in person) throughout your trip. In all of our destinations, we offer a variety of memorable 3-5 accommodation options, including boutique hotels, charming B&Bs, and spacious apartments. With our firsthand experience, we can ensure they are all clean, comfortable, and centrally located, with local ambience.
Route for Rome, Venice, Salzburg, Vienna tour

3 Nights in Rome

3 Nights in Rome

4 days in Rome

3 Nights in Rome

The capital of Italy is a vibrant, energetic and stylish city. While thoroughly modern in sensibility, Rome is also home to some of the world’s most important works of classic art and architecture. This city has been an epicenter for culture, politics and religion for more than 2,500 years. From the Spanish Steps to the Vatican, there are more than enough sights to keep even the most active tourists busy and even somewhere as popular as Rome you can find places just off the tourist trail and bustling with locals. But it’s also nice to slow down and enjoy Rome’s famous cafes and restaurants, which can be just as beguiling as the buildings. Lounge with an espresso on the Campo de Fiori and watch the changing light on the fountains and the facades. Visit the Vatican and explore some of the world’s most beautiful churches. Rome really comes alive at night, when restaurants and wine bars bring a renewed vitality to the city. You’ll also have opportunities for day trips to local vineyards, olive groves, and other places producing regional delicacies. No matter what your interests, or what kind of holiday you’re looking for, Rome will be an enjoyable destination.

The capital of Italy is a vibrant, energetic and stylish city. While thoroughly modern in sensibility, Rome is also home to some of the world’s most important works of classic art and architecture. This city has been an epicenter for culture, politics and religion for more than 2,500 years. From the Spanish Steps to the Vatican, there are more than enough sights to keep even the most active tourists busy and even somewhere as popular as Rome you can find places just off the tourist trail and bustling with locals. But it’s also nice to slow down and enjoy Rome’s famous cafes and restaurants, which can be just as beguiling as the buildings. Lounge with an espresso on the Campo de Fiori and watch the changing light on the fountains and the facades. Visit the Vatican and explore some of the world’s most beautiful churches. Rome really comes alive at night, when restaurants and wine bars bring a renewed vitality to the city. You’ll also have opportunities for day trips to local vineyards, olive groves, and other places producing regional delicacies. No matter what your interests, or what kind of holiday you’re looking for, Rome will be an enjoyable destination.

Day 1

Day 1 - Arrival in Rome

After you land at Rome's Fiumicino airport you will be met in the arrivals hall by a driver holding a sign with your name on. The journey to your accommodation in the center of Rome should take around an hour.

Our representative will then meet with you to answer any questions you have and to get you settled for the rest of your trip.

A New Take on an Ancient Tradition

Suggestion to explore on your own

Rome has a long tradition of "street art" as evidenced by the ancient graffiti etched into the city's oldest structures. For a more modern take, we have two recommendations.

A historic industrial neighborhood in southern Rome, Ostiense has been redeveloped into a more hip district. Here, between industrial landmarks such as the Gasometer and Centrale Montemartini (a power plant converted into a museum devoted to classical art), you can admire street art from ROA, Sten&Lex, Lucamaleonte, and many others. Be sure to spot the concentration beneath the railroad bridge that arches over Via Ostiense, a few meters from the cemetery where the city's prominent non-Catholics were buried.

The "Spagna" (Spanish Steps) subway stop has been recently involved in a joint project between the public transportation company of Rome (ATAC) and 999 Contemporary, a non-profit curatorial project promoting contemporary urban art. Here, many known street artists worked together to convert this busy area just below the iconic Spanish Steps into an area itself worth visiting.

Day 2

Day 2 - Your First Full Day in Rome

Rome By Golf Cart Private Tour

Rome By Golf Cart Private Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Making our way by golf cart through the picturesque cobbled streets of the historical center of Rome flanked by beautifully built aristocratic palazzi, our eyes will be enchanted by the white travertino marble churches and they will feast on the famous variety of colours that make Rome unique. This tour is designed to get you oriented in the city and the main sights in the great center of Rome.

On this tour you'll learn all about Villa Borghese, Piazza di Spagna and the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon, Piazza Farnese and Piazza Navona as well as getting a little outside the obvious and crossing over the Tiber to the Trastevere neighborhood.


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 3 Hours

World War II Historic Sites

Suggestion to explore on your own

Rome and its surroundings were the battleground for some of the fiercest and most famous events of World War II. If you're interested, there are plenty of sites to explore, including The Anzio BeachHead Museum, the Allied cemeteries, and memorials for Nazi atrocities. You could go on your own or with a guide, let us know if you would like us to arrange one for a day or half day. If you have relatives or friends who fought in Italy, the guide can pinpoint where they fought and tailor-make your tour according to your specific interest and timeframe.

Day 3

Day 3 - Your Second Full Day in Rome

Focus on Ancient Rome with a Group or Private Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Rome's origin story unfolds when you visit the Colosseum and the adjacent Roman Forum. Hear about life in ancient Rome and soak in the grandeur of these testaments to a lost civilisation. We can arrange for a private guide to explain how the Colosseum was built and what happened to it in the years since. Afterwards the tour proceeds to the Roman Forum, the center of political life of the city and ultimately the Empire, finding out the different purposes of the buildings whose columns and porticos still stand today. If you'd prefer the atmosphere of a group tour, which for parties of 4 or fewer can also save some money, we can instead arrange for spaces on a tour by a reputable group tour company.

Colosseum & Roman Forum Private Tour

Colosseum & Roman Forum Private Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Rome's origin story unfolds when you visit the Colosseum and the adjacent Roman Forum. Hear about life in ancient Rome and soak in the grandeur of these testaments to a lost civilisation. Your private guide will explain how the Colosseum was built and what happened to it in the years since. You will proceed to the Roman Forum, the center of political life of the city and ultimately the Empire, finding out the different purposes of the buildings whose columns and porticos still stand today.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 Hours

Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Group Tour

Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Group Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Hear stories of lions, gladiators & emperors on this thorough exploration of Ancient Rome. There's no waiting in line as we've included express entry at the Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill. Your expert guide will takae you in a group of no more than 15 people for an intimate and fun tour of three of the most significant sites of Ancient Rome.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 Hours

Rome and Catholicism

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

It's hard to miss the dome of St Peter's, and it's the first thing you see when arriving in Rome by plane. It really is an ever-present reference point on the city's skyline. Vatican City is the spiritual and administrative center of the Roman Catholic Church. Technically a separate state and surrounded by stone walls, the Vatican is a must-see.


We offer a range of option to suit your specific preferences: private tours, small group tours and even tours with experienced scholars who can offer unique insight to the area.

Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Private Tour

Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Private Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

On this special excursion you'll be seeing one of the most impressive highlights in Rome: the Vatican. You'll skip the lines and have your own private guide to explain the history and significance of this amazing building and the works of art it contains. On this 3-hour excursion you'll be astounded by the wonderful spiritual and artistic experience that you'll have upon visiting this historic and religious site.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 3 hours

The Complete Vatican Group Tour with Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica

The Complete Vatican Group Tour with Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

If you're going to see the most famous highlights in Rome, you'll want to do it on this tour with an expert guide. You'll explore the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican Museums, St. Peter's Basilica, St. Peter's tomb, and more. This is the complete Vatican experience. You'll skip the lines and have your own private guide to explain the history and significance of these amazing buildings and the works of art they contain.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 3.5 hours

Day 4

Day 4 - Traveling to Venice by Train

Today it's time to bid arriverderci to the Eternal City. Today you're headed to the magical maritime city of Venice. The high speed train service gets you there in a little under four hours. We've included standard class tickets in your package but can upgrade these to business class for an extra fee. We will arrange for a driver will take you to Roma Termini station in plenty of time for your train.

We also offer the following excursions in Rome

2 Hour Private Photo Session
Easy2 hours
4 Day Private Gourmet Tour - Guide and Driver
Light4 Days
Borghese Gallery Group Tour: With Bernini, Caravaggio, and Raphael
Easy2.5 hours
Cooking Class in the Jewish District Group Tour
Easy3 hours

2 Nights in Venice

2 Nights in Venice

3 days in Venice

2 Nights in Venice

Venice is a legendary city with a charm and atmosphere all its own. The city was constructed on more than 100 islands connected by a series of canals, most of which are lined with gorgeous palaces, beautiful churches, and all sorts of impressive architecture. While the city isn’t huge, it is packed with pedestrian-only streets and quaint, winding alleys that will keep you exploring for days. The city is very popular with tourists year-round, so you certainly won’t be the only travelers walking through the streets with camera in hand. This being Italy, the cuisine in Venice is delicious, and we can especially recommend the Cicchetti of Venice tour. Cicchetti are Venetian tapas, and this tour will introduce you to some of the city’s most iconic eateries and its most delicious recipes. If it’s your first time in Venice, we can organize a tour to show you all the most important sites. And since no trip to the city of canals is complete without a boat ride, we offer a number of ways for you to get a new point of view of the city and its magnificent architecture. It’s easy to while away your time in Venice, discovering new secrets around every corner.

Venice is a legendary city with a charm and atmosphere all its own. The city was constructed on more than 100 islands connected by a series of canals, most of which are lined with gorgeous palaces, beautiful churches, and all sorts of impressive architecture. While the city isn’t huge, it is packed with pedestrian-only streets and quaint, winding alleys that will keep you exploring for days. The city is very popular with tourists year-round, so you certainly won’t be the only travelers walking through the streets with camera in hand. This being Italy, the cuisine in Venice is delicious, and we can especially recommend the Cicchetti of Venice tour. Cicchetti are Venetian tapas, and this tour will introduce you to some of the city’s most iconic eateries and its most delicious recipes. If it’s your first time in Venice, we can organize a tour to show you all the most important sites. And since no trip to the city of canals is complete without a boat ride, we offer a number of ways for you to get a new point of view of the city and its magnificent architecture. It’s easy to while away your time in Venice, discovering new secrets around every corner.

Day 4

Day 4 - Arrival in Venice

Start your Venetian experience off in style by arriving in a private water taxi. We'll arrange a transfer by boat from Santa Lucia train station to the closest possible point to your hotel in Venice.

Please note that porter assistance from the water taxi to the hotel is not included but can be arranged at extra charge.

Venetian Tapas and Wine Tours

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

You're in Italy so good food isn't too far away if you know where to look. One of our favorite ways to get to know a city is by taking a food tour. We can highly recommend taking part in this small group tour and getting your culinary bearings set with an afternoon sampling cicchetti, Venetian tapas, accompanied by wine at Venice's best Bacari, traditional wine bars.

Cicchetti and Wine Small Group Tour of Venice

Cicchetti and Wine Small Group Tour of Venice

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Take your taste buds on a delicious adventure with this tour of Venice's Bacari wine bars and their famous cicchetti dishes. These small tapas-style dishes are ideal for teaming with Italian wine, so tour the city's famous bars and try everything from fried olives to wedges of cheesy polenta. With the chance to learn about the history along the way, this is one Venice tour no food lover can miss. This three-hour tour is a pure delight for all your senses. You'll love it!


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 2.5 hours

Venice Food & Wine Group Tour

Venice Food & Wine Group Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

See Venice from a local's point of view! this tour explores the Santa Croce and Dorsoduro districts, areas normally untouched by the tourist crowds. This is a perfect chance to follow the same bar route that Venetians do after work, or during special celebrations. This tour's food tasting takes place in "Bacari," traditional bars that offer the best selection of local dishes and cicchetti (tapas), often containing delicious fish cooked in traditional yet creative ways. Every food sample is accompanied with a drink: a true Venetian experience calls for prosecco, wine, and grappa!


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hours

Day 5

Day 5 - Your First Full Day in Venice

First Time in Venice Private Tour

First Time in Venice Private Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Discover Venice with this unique walking tour, which unfolds through the elegant Piazza San Marco, surrounded by the governmental buildings of the ancient Republic. You'll enter the beautiful Saint Mark church, then stroll through the Castello district including the large campo Santa Maria Formosa. The square of San Giovanni e Paolo will be your next stop. Before reaching Rialto you'll pass by the Marco Polo house. From the top of the famous Rialto bridge you'll encounter all the splendours of the Grand Canal.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 3 hours

Murano and Burano

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Today we suggest going off the beaten path and onto a boat to cross the water and explore two islands which are not islands at all. Murano and Burano are tiny archipelagos, collections of islands linked by numerous bridges. On Murano, the stately architecture is stunning but the main attraction here is the collection of incredible glassblowers, whose works in progress you can see at Murano’s many ateliers

. Burano is also an archipelago in northern Venice, consisting of four islands linked by many bridges. What you’ll notice first are the brightly painted houses, which make the island glow with an energy all its own. Largely inhabited by artists, it’s a great place to poke around and explore, including the Church of San Martino, which houses a classic Tiepolo painting from the 18th century. We can arrange tickets for a group boat trip or a private one of you would like.

Murano, Burano & Torcello Group Tour

Murano, Burano & Torcello Group Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

This tour takes you to three must-see islands of the Venetian Lagoon: Murano, Burano, and Torcello. Murano has been famous for its glassmaking since the 10th century, which we'll help you explore. Then you'll see the colorful island of Burano, which is famous for its brightly colored houses, fishing industry and lacemaking. Third is Torcello, known as the “Mother of Venice.” You will have the chance to visit its basilica, one of the Lagoon's oldest churches, and home to beautiful mosaics, although you can instead focus on the island's museum, or just spend your time strolling about the enchanting, historic island.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 4.5 hours

Murano, Burano & Torcello Private Tour

Murano, Burano & Torcello Private Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

This tour takes you to three must-see islands of the Venetian Lagoon: Murano, Burano, and Torcello. Murano has been famous for its glassmaking since the 10th century, which we'll help you explore. Then you'll see the colorful island of Burano, which is famous for its brightly colored houses, fishing industry and lacemaking. Third is Torcello, known as the “Mother of Venice.” You will have the chance to visit its basilica, one of the Lagoon's oldest churches, and home to beautiful mosaics, although you can instead focus on the island's museum, or just spend your time strolling about the enchanting, historic island.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 4 hours

Day 6

Day 6 - Traveling to Salzburg by Train

Today you're saying Arrivederci to Italy as you head north to Austria. We will provide Standard Class Tickets for the Railjet train to Salzburg, with a change in Villach, Austria. First class tickets are available for an additional fee but the only benefit is a little more space. There's only one good connection per day, leaving Venice just before 10 AM. Because the cost of and need for a transfer to the train station varies depending on where you stay, we haven't included one but this can be arranged at an extra cost.

We also offer the following excursions in Venice

Cortina and the Dolomites Day Group Tour
Moderate8 Hours
Doge's Palace Group Tour
Light1.15 hours
Dolomites Day Private Tour
Moderate8 hours
Dolomites and Cortina d'Ampezzo Private Car Tour
Moderate9 hours

3 Nights in Salzburg

3 Nights in Salzburg

4 days in Salzburg

3 Nights in Salzburg

With its perfectly preserved UNESCO-listed Old Town, Salzburg is internationally renowned for its baroque architecture. Add in the alpine backdrop and you’ve got a city that makes for an unforgettable vacation. The imposing Salzburg Cathedral and Hohensalzburg Fortress dominate the skyline, while in the center you’ll find plenty of grand cafes and fine restaurants. Salzburg’s two biggest claims to fame are that it was the birthplace of Mozart and the stage for the timeless musical The Sound of Music. But there’s more than just history here. Today the city is a vibrant destination for travelers looking for a mix of classic culture and modern flair. Strolling through Salzburg is one of the great pleasures of Europe. The local cuisine is hearty and there are more than enough restaurants, bars, and cafes to keep you busy. Beer lovers shouldn’t miss sampling a stein or two of delicious local brew at the Augustiner brewery. But there is so much to see in the surrounding region that no visit to the city is complete without a day trip or two. You could tour the pristine countryside and visit the stunning Hellbrunn Palace. History buffs will want to venture farther afield to visit Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest perched high in the German Alps in Berchtesgaden.

With its perfectly preserved UNESCO-listed Old Town, Salzburg is internationally renowned for its baroque architecture. Add in the alpine backdrop and you’ve got a city that makes for an unforgettable vacation. The imposing Salzburg Cathedral and Hohensalzburg Fortress dominate the skyline, while in the center you’ll find plenty of grand cafes and fine restaurants. Salzburg’s two biggest claims to fame are that it was the birthplace of Mozart and the stage for the timeless musical The Sound of Music. But there’s more than just history here. Today the city is a vibrant destination for travelers looking for a mix of classic culture and modern flair. Strolling through Salzburg is one of the great pleasures of Europe. The local cuisine is hearty and there are more than enough restaurants, bars, and cafes to keep you busy. Beer lovers shouldn’t miss sampling a stein or two of delicious local brew at the Augustiner brewery. But there is so much to see in the surrounding region that no visit to the city is complete without a day trip or two. You could tour the pristine countryside and visit the stunning Hellbrunn Palace. History buffs will want to venture farther afield to visit Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest perched high in the German Alps in Berchtesgaden.

Day 6

Day 6 - Arrival in Salzburg

Depending on where your accommodation is, we can have someone meet you at the train station and bring you to your accommodation.

Concert in the Mirabell Palace

Concert in the Mirabell Palace

Included in your vacation package price.

Choose a true musical treat during your stay in Salzburg. The Mirabell Palace's grandiose Baroque-style Marble Hall awaits connoisseurs and enthusiasts of classical music almost daily. Apart from Mozart, pieces of Schubert, Vivaldi, Beethoven, and many more form the list of compositions. Experience the talent of soloists and ensembles dedicated to transmitting the musical spirit and heritage of Salzburg.


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 1 hour 30 minutes

Day 7

Day 7 - Your First Full Day in Salzburg

Salzburg Group Walking Tour

Salzburg Group Walking Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

This one hour and a half tour of Salzburg might just be the quickest way to be charmed by the city. You'll go from the Mirabell Palace past the Mozarteum and Mozart's Residence. After crossing the Staatsbrücke, you'll be in the heart of the baroque Old Town and will explore sights like the Houses of Festival, St. Peter's and the Salzburg Cathedral. This tour's tidbits provide a great way to get oriented.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 1 hour 30 minutes

Berchtesgaden Salt Mine Group Tour

Berchtesgaden Salt Mine Group Tour

This excursion to the nearby salt mines is a delightful combination of unforgettable experiences. Becoming a salt miner for a few hours and traversing the caves with a train, toboggan and boat will give you a great picture about what it does it feel like to spend working hours in a salt mine. The road to the mines and back takes you through a captivating mountainous landscape. The hard work as a miner will be rewarded with a break at the picturesque Berchtesgaden where you'll get the chance to taste some local delicacies.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 4 hours

Day 8

Day 8 - Your Second Full Day in Salzburg

Hallstatt Group Tour

Hallstatt Group Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Hallstatt... One of the world's most captivating lake side villages. Getting there through the picturesque Salzkammergut Lake District is already tuning you for an even more breathtaking beauty. Hear interesting and fun stories from your knowledgeable tour guide during the coach ride and dive into an individual discovery of Hallstatt. Enjoy benefits of participating this group tour and take the funicular up to the "World Heritage View", walk by the Mühlbach Waterfalls or spend your time with learning about history of Hallstatt in the local museum. Many restaurants are awaiting walk in guests with traditional plates. The time is yours!


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 5 hours 30 minutes

A Journey into Other Worlds

Suggestion to explore on your own

Gain a greater appreciation and understanding of Salzburg's history, art, and nature by visiting its museums. Get a glimpse into some of the city's treasures, such as Mozart's Birthplace and other institutions dedicated to the world's most famous composer. The Marionette Museum and the "Neue Residenz" await you with more thematic exhibitions. Great readers may discover museums dedicated to local but world-known writers. Don't leave these discoveries for a rainy day!

Day 9

Day 9 - Traveling to Vienna by Train

You are saying goodbye to the alpine coziness of Salzburg today and heading to the grand city of Vienna. The train journey takes about 3 hours and trains run frequently throughout the day. We'll arrange tickets based on your preferred departure time as well as a driver to bring you from your accommodation to the train station.

You can upgrade your transfer

Vienna by Private Transfer

Upgrade for an additional cost
We also offer the following excursions in Salzburg

Apple Strudel and Salzburger Nockerl Small Group Cooking Class
Light1 hour 30 minutes
Bavarian Alps & Eagle's Nest Private Tour
Light8 hours
Bavarian Mountains Group Tour
Light4 hours
Dinner and Mozart Concert at the Hohensalzburg Fortress
Easy3 hours 30 minutes

3 Nights in Vienna

3 Nights in Vienna

4 days in Vienna

3 Nights in Vienna

Vienna is a timeless city of high culture, grand cafes, breathtaking architecture and more, all set on the banks of the majestic Danube River. The moment you set foot in the city you’ll see why Vienna’s center is on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Often regarded as the world capital of music, Vienna is the place where Beethoven and Mozart made history. Even today a visit to the opera or a classical music performance at one of the city’s sublime concert halls is an unforgettable experience. Stephansplatz, Vienna's main square, is dominated by the impressive eponymous gothic St. Stephen's Cathedral. Inside you’ll find a rich collection of artistic treasures, and the view from the tower is well worth the climb, offering amazing views over the city. But the cathedral is only one of the most visible attractions in Vienna. You won’t want to miss the magnificent Schonbrunn Palace and the imperial Hofburg Palace. Explore the city on foot, in a car, or by bike: the choice is yours. If you’d like to go farther afield you can even take a river cruise to nearby Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, or a bike trip to local wineries. But you don’t have to leave Vienna to have a wonderful time. Simply strolling through the pedestrian zones in the city center and stopping for a coffee and a slice of cake make for a truly enjoyable vacation.

Vienna is a timeless city of high culture, grand cafes, breathtaking architecture and more, all set on the banks of the majestic Danube River. The moment you set foot in the city you’ll see why Vienna’s center is on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Often regarded as the world capital of music, Vienna is the place where Beethoven and Mozart made history. Even today a visit to the opera or a classical music performance at one of the city’s sublime concert halls is an unforgettable experience. Stephansplatz, Vienna's main square, is dominated by the impressive eponymous gothic St. Stephen's Cathedral. Inside you’ll find a rich collection of artistic treasures, and the view from the tower is well worth the climb, offering amazing views over the city. But the cathedral is only one of the most visible attractions in Vienna. You won’t want to miss the magnificent Schonbrunn Palace and the imperial Hofburg Palace. Explore the city on foot, in a car, or by bike: the choice is yours. If you’d like to go farther afield you can even take a river cruise to nearby Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, or a bike trip to local wineries. But you don’t have to leave Vienna to have a wonderful time. Simply strolling through the pedestrian zones in the city center and stopping for a coffee and a slice of cake make for a truly enjoyable vacation.

Day 9

Day 9 - Arrival in Vienna

A driver will greet you at Vienna's Westbahnhof Train Station and take you to your accommodations.

A World-class Evening of Opera

Suggestion to explore on your own

To get a real feel for the cultural high life of Vienna, there’s only one place to go. The Vienna State Opera, dating back to the mid-19th century, has been the cultural epicenter of the city virtually since it opened. The building itself is breathtaking and the performances are always sublime. Tickets are available in a range of prices, depending on your seats.

Day 10

Day 10 - Your First Full Day in Vienna

Vienna Group Walking Tour

Get to Know Vienna on a Walking Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Vienna, the capital of Austria, is known for its rich history, from the classical music era to the Habsburg reign. Recently voted one of the most livable cities, Vienna is a city where you take your time and enjoy the breathtaking 18th-19th century architecture. Great for first-timers, our walking tour will take you through the pedestrian-friendly streets and parks of the old town. Leave the tourist path and join us for the perfect introduction to Vienna by our licensed tour guides.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 2 hours 30 minutes

Baroque Beauty: Visiting Schonbrunn Palace

Suggestion to explore on your own

Whether you’re a history buff, an architecture lover, or you’re just trying to get a full experience of Vienna, a visit to the Schonbrunn Palaceis a must. From the palatial gardens to the stunning Baroque architecture, this has long been one of the most popular tourist destinations in Vienna. Thus, if you would like to visit the interiors, we recommend to take care of tickets in advance (your destination manager will gladly assist you with this). You can easily get there with the subway then arrange for a group tour, or explore on your own. The castle also hosts numerous short-term exhibitions and classical music concerts throughout the year, so be sure to check its schedule.

Day 11

Day 11 - Your Second Full Day in Vienna

Wachau Valley Winery Small Group Tour

Wachau Valley Winery Small Group Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Discover the breathtaking scenic Wachau Valley on a small group tour. Participate the engaging discovery of small towns of the UNESCO World Heritage area like Dürnstein or Krems. Taste the region's fantastic whites, learn about the collaboration of winemakers of the valley and treat yourself with tasty local snacks. Cruise on River Danube during the summer season (April 1 to October 31), embraced by vineyards, or visit Melk Abbey in the winter season. This day trip will be a jewel during your stay in Vienna.


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 9 hours

Vienna's Wine Taverns

Suggestion to explore on your own

Austrian wines, especially whites, can be a real treat. Wine and food lovers who also like a little historic adventure with your meal should plan a visit to one of Vienna's heurigers. A heuriger is basically a wine tavern which only serves Viennese wines, typically from the attached or nearby vineyards. Officially a heuriger is a tavern owned by a wine-grower where they can only serve their own wines. They offer classic Austrian dishes and some even have musical entertainment. Not only is the wine really local, it’s also really fresh – by law only wines from the current vintage are on offer, and the time for the sale to end is traditionally November 11, St. Martin’s Day. You can learn more about these lovely wine taverns in this blog post.

Day 12

Day 12 - Departure Day

Based on your flight departure time, we'll have someone pick you up at your accommodation and take you to the airport. The vehicle used for your transfer will be a standard sedan, station wagon or minivan. We can arrange for an upgrade to a more luxurious class of vehicle for an extra fee.

We also offer the following excursions in Vienna

Art Nouveau in Vienna Private Tour
Light2 hours 30 minutes
Countryside Winery Tour with Dinner
Easy5 hours
Driving and Walking Private Combo Tour
Light5 hours
Exclusive Strudel Small Group Class
Easy4 hours 30 minutes

What's Included

Here are all the services provided as part of your complete vacation package. See what every JayWay trip includes.
Please let us know if you'd like to upgrade any transfers or add any additional tours or excursions to your itinerary.

Rome

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Rome Fiumicino Airport Transfer
Rome By Golf Cart Private Tour
Rome Train Station Transfer
Rome - Venice Standard Class Train Tickets

Venice

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Venice Water Taxi Santa Lucia Train Station Transfer
First Time in Venice Private Tour
Venice - Salzburg Train Ticket

Salzburg

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Salzburg Train Station Transfer
Concert in the Mirabell Palace
Salzburg Group Walking Tour
Hallstatt Group Tour
Salzburg Train Station Transfer
Salzburg - Vienna Train

Vienna

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Vienna Westbahnhof Train Station Transfer
Vienna Group Walking Tour
Wachau Valley Winery Small Group Tour
Vienna Airport Transfer
The package excludes:

  • Flights to and from Europe.
  • Tips for Tour Guides, Drivers and Local Reps.
  • Meals (other than breakfast if included in room rate and meals listed as included in food tours and excursions, unless explicitly stated otherwise).
  • Parking fees for your Rental Car (if you are booking one with us) unless otherwise indicated. Some hotels provide free parking facilities.
  • Travel Insurance. See the insurance link on our website

Benefits of Traveling with JayWay

A JayWay vacation is more than the sum of its parts. Our team work tirelessly to ensure your experience is memorable for all the right reasons. Your trip is personalized to maximize your enjoyment. You're taken care of every step of the way.

A Travel Advisor who speaks your language
We will make sure that all your requirements and interests are taken into account in preparing your itinerary.
A totally tailored itinerary for your vacation
Your trip is customized for you by  an experienced trip planner and an expert on the region.
A choice of hand-picked hotels and excursions
We've personally inspected and tested all the hotels and local tour providers we work with to ensure quality.
Detailed pre-trip preparation to make the most of every day
Your Europe-based Tour Manager will be in touch by email and phone a month before you arrive to finalize timings.
On-trip Concierge Service to smooth out any bumps in the road
Our local staff are at your service throughout your journey via the local prepaid cellphone which we provide.
Personalized Guest Page to make sure you're not missing out
Packed with detailed information and recommendations curated by locals on the best things to do, see and eat.

Glowing Reviews from Our Guests

4.9 / 5

Average of our Guest's Ratings of vacation packages including these destinations
Review by Xiaohui Ho

Xiaohui Ho

Easy and professional to work with, with a focus on the individual client's needs and interests.

Easy and professional to work with, with a focus on the individual client's needs and interests.

Year : 2019
Visited : Czech Republic, Austria, Germany
Itinerary : Prague, Vienna, Salzburg, Munich
Rating :
4.8 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Czech Republic, Austria, Germany
Itinerary : Prague, Vienna, Salzburg, Munich
Rating :
4.8 / 5
Review by Maria & Norman

Maria & Norman

Ontario

Excellent service!! Highly recommended. In fact we have already recommended JayWay Travel to our friends who are planning to travel.

Excellent service!! Highly recommended. In fact we have already recommended JayWay Travel to our friends who are planning to travel.

Year : 2019
Visited : Austria
Itinerary : Vienna, Salzburg, Vienna
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Austria
Itinerary : Vienna, Salzburg, Vienna
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by Julia & Kirk

Julia & Kirk

Colorado

Love the friendly people you interact with either on the phone, or via email. The Guest Page is so easy to use with loads of great information. JayWay Travel makes it very easy to build a great completely customized vacation trip.

Love the friendly people you interact with either on the phone, or via email. The Guest Page is so easy to use with loads of great information. JayWay Travel makes it very easy to build a great completely customized vacation trip.

Year : 2019
Visited : Italy
Itinerary : Venice, Bologna, Milan, Levanto, Florence, Siena, Rome
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Italy
Itinerary : Venice, Bologna, Milan, Levanto, Florence, Siena, Rome
Rating :
5 / 5

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