- Multi-Day Trip
- Breakfast included
- Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
- Round-trip train fares
You have the choice of staying your four nights in either 3- or 4-star hotels (both options include breakfast).
Please see the Itinerary section below for details on each day of the tour.
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4 nights accommodation in 3-star hotels including breakfast
USD $548.14Pricing details
4 nights accommodation in 4-star hotels including breakfast
USD $578.58Pricing details
5-Day Best of Austria Tour from Vienna to Salzburg
- 4 nights accommodation in a 3-star or 4-star hotels including breakfast
- Private transfers from/to Vienna airport
- 2nd-class return train tickets Vienna-Salzburg
- City tours in Vienna and Salzburg
- Service charges and local taxes
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Train seat reservation
- Transfers from hotel to train station
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 8 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
- Please submit arrival and departure airline info at time of booking
After arriving at Vienna airport, your included private transfer will take you to your centrally located Vienna hotel. Vienna, the capital of Austria, is a city of culture, music and classical architecture, and is known for being the home of infamous psycho-analyst Sigmund Freud.
You have the rest of the day free to explore the city on your own.
After your buffet breakfast (included), you'll go on a 3.5-hour guided tour of Vienna, which will give you a thorough overview of the city’s most significant historical sights. You'll see the State Opera House, Parliament, City Hall, the Burgtheater, the Votive Church and a few museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts. Schonbrunn Palace is another highlight of your sightseeing tour; it was the residence of Empress Elizabeth, affectionately known as ‘Sisi’ to the Austrians.
After breakfast, make your way to the train station (own expense) to depart Vienna for Salzburg by train (departures every hour). During the 2.5-hour train ride to Salzburg, you'll be enchanted by the beautiful Salzkammergut landscape with its mountains and lakes.
When you arrive in Salzburg, check in to your centrally located hotel, and then take advantage of some free time to explore Salzburg on your own. This beautiful Baroque city is the birthplace of 18th-century composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and has many historical landmarks to discover.
After a delicious buffet breakfast (included), you will be picked up at your hotel in a comfortable coach for a panoramic and informative 2.5-hour sightseeing tour of Salzburg. See the most important sights of the city, such as Getreidegasse, where Mozart was born and lived; the old Bishop's Seat, including the cathedral ; Festival Hall; and St Peter's Abbey Church with its graveyard that is home to the tomb of Mozart's sister Nannerl.
You will also pass Mirabell Palace gardens with its famous statues. Fans of the movie The Sound of Music will recognize the location as the scene of the song 'Do-Re-Mi'!
In the afternoon, you will enjoy some free time for the rest of the day.
After your included breakfast, head back to Vienna by train. When you arrive at Vienna train station, your included private transfer will take you to the airport for your flight home or elsewhere.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: andres, September 2013
EVERYTHING WENT AS PLANNED AND WE ARE VERY HAPPY...PICK UPS WERE IN TIME...HOTELS WERE VERY GOOD.
Reviewed by: Shelley O, June 2016
We enjoyed both the Salzburg and Vienna city tours and found both guides were excellent. The hotels were located quite near transportation hubs, which made getting around the cities during free time very convenient. One word of advice to travelers: don't assume confirmation of your trip means your hotel pick-ups for city tours are confirmed. You must do a second re-confirmation by phone, which your hotel reception desk can easily do for you. In other words read all the fine print and bring correct vouchers with you for city tours. Working with Viator staff was very pleasant - we would take a Viator tour again.