Innsbruck Is known for its rich cultural heritage and is only a stone's throw away from Italy and Germany.

Description

Our home away from home is Innsbruck, the capital of Tyrol, located in the Alpine region of Austria. The city has 140,000 inhabitants and hosts one of the oldest universities in Europe, founded in the year 1562. Innsbruck is best known for its rich cultural heritage and is only a stone's throw away from Italy and Germany. This splendid city has been the host destination of the Olympic Winter Games twice, in 1964 and in 1976. In Innsbruck, some 160 restaurants, cafes and bars, most of them in walking distance to the old town, offer traditional Tyrolean and Austrian specialties as well as international dishes. While in the area, we will visit the world-famous Oktoberfest to experience tradition, culture and raise your beer stein to toast “Prost!”

Highlights

  • Extended stay in one location
  • Breathtaking Tyrolian mountain scenery
  • Fairytale castles
  • Munich during Oktoberfest*
  • Neuschwanstein Castle – the inspiration for Walt Disney's Magic Kingdom
  • Innsbruck, home of the 1964 & 1976 Winter Olympics
  • Explore the elegant palaces and grandeur of Vienna
  • Opulent Schönbrunn Palace
  • The “Sound of Music” countryside
  • The Italian Alps
  • Imperial Salzburg
  • Sleepy Tyrolian Villages
  • Tyrolian Dinner and folklore show
  • Otzi the Iceman
  • Fresh mountain air
  • The musical history of Mozart, Beethoven, Strauss and more…

Day By Day Itinerary

IMPERIAL VIENNA EXTENSION

This morning we leave Innsbruck behind and head to Melk. Here you will visit the magnificent 900- year old Benedictine Abbey. Located in the Wachau Valley of Austria, Melk awaits to be explored. In the Abbey complex you can visit the famed marble hall, illustrious library, and the Abbey Church with its twin towers and 200- ft high dome. Later in the day we will continue on to Vienna, Austria’s capital city. Welcome to Vienna the capital and largest city of Austria, as well as the country's cultural, political and economic center. Renowned the world over for its musical heritage, Vienna is often called the "City of Music" with many musical prodigies having worked there including: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, and many more. Interestingly, in some circles the city is also regarded as the “City of Dreams,” as it was the home of Sigmund Freud. (B)
Your city tour of Vienna will take you to the city’s most important sights: the Ringstrasse, the Schwarzenbergplatz, the Karlskirche and Vienna’s stunning Opera House and the impressive St. Stephan’s Cathedral. The tour will conclude at the Schönbrunn Palace, one of the most important cultural monuments in the country, and one of the major attractions in Vienna. In the afternoon you have the opportunity to explore one of the most famous European cities at a relaxed pace, experience its imperial history; shop or visit one of its numerous exciting museums. (B)
After breakfast transfer to the airport for your return flight home. (B)
(B) – Breakfast, (L) – Lunch, (D) – Dinner

Hotel and itinerary are subject to change.

Includes

  • ROUND TRIP AIR TRANSPORTATION - Air transportation from New York
  • FIRST-CLASS ACCOMMODATIONS - Hotel accommodations for 7 nights
  • SUPERB CUISINE - 11 included meals consisting of 7 buffet breakfasts and 4 dinners (including a Tyrolean dinner show)
  • SIGHTSEEING TOUR PROGRAM - Sightseeing, including local guide and all entrance fees as follows: Full day tour to Munich during Oktoberfest*, Tour of Neuschwanstein Castle, and Half day tour of Innsbruck. Optional tours available
  • CULTURAL DISCOVERY SERIES - Our program encompasses cultural connections, in-depth learning on the local economy and social systems, and interaction with locals such as a Tyrolean folk dancing performance with dinner in Austria
  • PROFESSIONAL TOUR DIRECTOR - Assistance of a professional Tour Director for the entire length of the tour upon arrival in Munich
  • DELUXE MOTORCOACHES - Touring by private deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach
  • BAGGAGE HANDLING AND TRANSFERS - Baggage handling for one piece of checked luggage outside of the airport

Optional Extension Includes

  • FIRST-CLASS ACCOMMODATIONS - Hotel accommodations for 2 nights
  • SUPERB CUISINE - 2 included meals consisting of 2 buffet breakfasts
  • SIGHTSEEING TOUR PROGRAMS - Sightseeing, including local guide and all entrance fees as follows: Tour of Melk Abbey and Half day tour of Vienna including the Schonbrunn Palace
  • PROFESSIONAL TOUR DIRECTOR - Assistance of a professional Tour Director for the entire length of the tour
  • BAGGAGE HANDLING AND TRANSFERS - Baggage handling for one piece of checked luggage outside of the airport

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