• Departing from? Departing from
  • Travelling to? Travelling to
  • When? When
  • How long for? How long for
  • Clear Search
  • Departing from?Dublin + 3
  • Travelling to?Italy + 1
  • When?March 2015
  • How long for?7 nights
  • Clear Search
Salzburg & Vienna
from Per person

Salzburg & Vienna

  • 7 Night Holiday
  • B&B
View Dates & Prices

Join us on this 7-night holiday to two of Europe’s most beautiful cities, Salzburg and Vienna.

Salzburg, which is Austria’s fourth largest city and the setting for the ‘Sound of Music’ will be your home for the first 3 nights. Famous as the birthplace of Mozart, it’s difficult to ignore Salzburg’s musical history, as classical music seems to be the soundtrack to the city. An exceptionally pretty city, Salzburg’s Baroque architecture is beautifully preserved, and visitors can enjoy the manicured parks and green areas as they explore the city.

 

For the second part of your holiday you will stay in Vienna, which is like taking a journey back in time to the days of the empire, when the city ruled not only Austria but a large part of central Europe.  It is little surprise that today Vienna’s historic centre is a UNESCO world heritage site. Examples of the city’s illustrious history, including 27 palaces, lie on virtually every street corner. 

 

History buffs, art lovers, shoppers and gourmets will not be disappointed in Vienna, with a vast choice of places to see and things to do.  

Coach transfer to and from Belfast (Chichester Street) to Dublin Airport on selected dates. 

 

Practical Information for this holiday

Currency
Euro (€)     
Local Time
Ireland/UK Time +1 hour
Passport
A valid passport is required for this holiday. EU citizens do not need a visa, however non-EU citizens should check requirements. 
Flight Duration
Approx. 2 hours and 45 minutes. 
Climate

Austria has a continental climate, with warm summers and cold winters.  Spring and autumn are mild, with relatively little precipitation.

Food & Drink

A traditional Viennese speciality is the Wiener Schnitzel ; a cutlet of veal, pounded thin and dipped in flour, egg and breadcrumbs, then fried until golden brown.  In most restaurants nowadays, the meat is more likely to be pork than veal.  Austria produces internationally acclaimed wines.  For a refreshing aperitif, try a glass of Sekt, the nation’s favourite sparkler.  Austrian beer is of high quality and popular brands include OttakringerStiegl, Zipfer and Gösser.  A "Krügel" or "grosses Bier" is 0.5 litres, while a "Seidl" or "kleines Bier" is 0.3 litres.

Average Prices for Region
  • Coffee: €3.00
  • Beer: €3.50
  • Glass of wine: €4.50
  • Light Meal: €9.00
  • Soft Drink: €2.70
  • Bottled Water: €2.00
Packing List
  •  Your valid passport
  • A continental plug adaptor
  • A rain jacket
  • A small backpack
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
Recommended Reading

The Third Man - by Graham Greene

The Lonely Empress :  Elizabeth of Austria - by Joan Haslip

When Nietzsche Wept - by Irwin  D. Yalom

 

Holiday highlights

Salzburg

Surrounded by incredible Alpine scenery, Salzburg is a fairy-tale city. Salzburg literally means ‘Salt Fortress’, referring to the salt barges that travelled up the Salzach River and stopped there to pay their toll. 

Schönbrunn Palace

Learn about the lifestyle of Austria’s famous Habsburg family as you tour the Palace’s Rococo style rooms, with white-lacquered walls and ceilings decorated in gold leaf.  Former summer residence of Empress Sisi and backdrop to countless historic events, this baroque complex contains an enchanting park, the Palm House, the Gloriette and a zoo. 

Kunsthistorisches Museum

This renowned Museum was built in 1891 near the Imperial Palace, to house the collections of the Habsburgs.  Work by Raphael, Vermeer, Velazquez, Rubens and many other artists can be viewed here, along with displays of treasures and curiosities which belonged to the imperial family.

 

Practical Information for this holiday

Currency
Euro (€)     
Local Time
Ireland/UK Time +1 hour
Passport
A valid passport is required for this holiday. EU citizens do not need a visa, however non-EU citizens should check requirements. 
Flight Duration
Approx. 2 hours and 45 minutes. 
Climate

Austria has a continental climate, with warm summers and cold winters.  Spring and autumn are mild, with relatively little precipitation.

Food & Drink

A traditional Viennese speciality is the Wiener Schnitzel ; a cutlet of veal, pounded thin and dipped in flour, egg and breadcrumbs, then fried until golden brown.  In most restaurants nowadays, the meat is more likely to be pork than veal.  Austria produces internationally acclaimed wines.  For a refreshing aperitif, try a glass of Sekt, the nation’s favourite sparkler.  Austrian beer is of high quality and popular brands include OttakringerStiegl, Zipfer and Gösser.  A "Krügel" or "grosses Bier" is 0.5 litres, while a "Seidl" or "kleines Bier" is 0.3 litres.

Average Prices for Region
  • Coffee: €3.00
  • Beer: €3.50
  • Glass of wine: €4.50
  • Light Meal: €9.00
  • Soft Drink: €2.70
  • Bottled Water: €2.00
Packing List
  •  Your valid passport
  • A continental plug adaptor
  • A rain jacket
  • A small backpack
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
Recommended Reading

The Third Man - by Graham Greene

The Lonely Empress :  Elizabeth of Austria - by Joan Haslip

When Nietzsche Wept - by Irwin  D. Yalom

 

Trip Itinerary - Day by day

Day 1 - Travel to Austria

Morning

Travel to Austria

Upon arrival in Munich, you will be met by our local representative who will accompany you to your hotel in Salzburg which will be your base for the following three nights.

Day 2 - Salzburg Walking Tour

Morning

Salzburg Walking Tour

After breakfast, you will have a walking city tour of Salzburg with your expert local guide. Visit the beautiful Mirabell Gardens and the pedestrianized street ‘Getreidegasse’, where the 18th century composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born. Entrance to Mozart’s birthplace is included.

Day 3 - At leisure

Morning

At leisure

Today will be free to enjoy at your leisure. We recommend you take some time to explore the city of Salzburg and wander around the UNESCO-listed old town and visit Hohensalzburg fortress for panoramic views of this fascinating city.

Day 4 - Transfer to Vienna

Morning

Transfer to Vienna

After check-out you will transfer to Vienna with guide assistance for the second part of your Austrian getaway. The rest of the afternoon will be free to enjoy at your leisure. Transfer time is approximately 3 hours.

Day 5 - Vienna Tour

Morning

Vienna Tour

Enjoy a half day guided sightseeing tour of Vienna, to see sights like the magnificent Schönbrunn Palace (entrance included), the summer residence of Empress Sisi, before visiting Hofburg, the former Imperial winter residence and scene of the Vienna Congress. You will also visit the Ringstraße, home to magnificent buildings such as the Vienna State Opera House and the Votive Church.

Day 6 - Danube Valley Tour

Full Day

Danube Valley Tour

Today you will embark on a full day trip to one of the most beautiful parts of the Danube Valley - the Wachau, a UNESCO listed Site. During this excursion you will pass the vineyards, abbeys and forests of the Austrian countryside as you learn about the area’s rich history. In the afternoon you will stop in Melk for a visit to the Benedictine Melk Abbey, which overlooks the Danube River. First established in the 11th century, the Baroque-style abbey is adorned in bright frescoes and has housed monks for over 900 years. **Please note seasonal variations: March groups will travel by coach from Dürnstein (via Spitz) to Melk. Lunch is included in Melk. // October groups will travel by boat from Dürnstein to Melk (lunch not included).

Day 7 – At leisure

Full Day

At leisure

Today you are free to relax and enjoy your surroundings. Why not take a trip to the Kunsthistorisches Museum, where you can view works by Raphael, Caravaggio, Brueghel, Bosch and many more celebrated artists or visiting the stunning Belveder Palace and Gardens. You may also enjoy taking a stroll through Heldenplatz - Hofburg Palace, Parliament and Museumsquartier nearby.

Day 8 - Return Home

Afternoon

Return Home

You will be transferred to the airport with guide assistance for your flight home.

* Please note that the order of your excursions on the itinerary above is provisional and subject to change

Customer reviews

Hotel & accommodation available for this trip

Austria Trend Hotel Europa Salzburg 4

Austria Trend Hotel Europa is well located in Salzburg, only a few minutes on foot from the beautiful Mirabell Palace Gardens and a leisurely stroll or easy bus ride to the historic centre. The hotel's interiors are modern with homely touches and the 15th floor restaurant offers ... read more read more read more

Austria Trend Hotel Europa is well located in Salzburg, only a few minutes on foot from the beautiful Mirabell Palace Gardens and a leisurely stroll or easy bus ride to the historic centre. The hotel's interiors are modern with homely touches and the 15th floor restaurant offers wonderful views over the city.

Hotel address
Austria Trend Hotel Europa Salzburg
Rainerstraße 31, 5020 Salzburg


Salzburg
View available dates for this hotel

Austria Trend Parkhotel Schonbrunn 4

The former guest house of Emperor Franz Joseph 1 is today a classic hotel which offers its guests true Viennese charm along with all modern amenities. The magnificent Schönbrunn Palace lies just around the corner. After a day of exploring Vienna, soak up the atmosphere in the hot... read more read more read more

The former guest house of Emperor Franz Joseph 1 is today a classic hotel which offers its guests true Viennese charm along with all modern amenities. The magnificent Schönbrunn Palace lies just around the corner. After a day of exploring Vienna, soak up the atmosphere in the hotel's elegant lounge, with its ample seating and many chandeliers.  

Hotel address
Austria Trend Parkhotel Schonbrunn

Hietzinger Hauptstr. 10-14

1130 Vienna
View available dates for this hotel

* Some hotel facilities may be seasonally operated or under maintenance and therefore unavailable at the time of your stay. Charges may apply for certain facilities.

View more hotels

Departure Dates & Prices

Find your perfect holiday...

  • Date
  • Departs
  • Duration
  • Hotel & Accommodation
  • Price
  •  
Filter your results
Filter your results
View more departure dates

Departing on
Change date

Hotels on this trip

View all hotels

What's included in your price

inc. all taxes & charges

Price, taxes, flight times & availability are subject to change. E&OE. Price based on per person, sharing. Single Supplement cost may apply.

How many people are travelling?
Book now
  • Single Supplement from €149.00
  • Baggage from €40.00
  • Insurance from €12.50

Peace of mind with Travel Department

Why us?

  • We’ve done the research for you, creating perfectly planned itineraries
  • Outstanding value for money – Flights, transfers, accommodation and excursions included in nearly all our tours
  • We are experienced and dedicated to your experience
  • No holiday surcharges –
    guaranteed

Our guides

  • Friendly and welcoming everywhere you go
  • Local experts, passionate about their area
  • Take pride in making your holiday memorable
  • Innovative itineraries with amazing excursions

 

Our promise

  • To remember your holiday is a very precious time
  • To go the extra mile for you, our customers
  • To describe our holidays in an honest manner
  • To use your feedback to continually improve our service

Fully protected

  • 24/7 emergency contact number while abroad.
  • We are a privately owned company and have been in business for over 20 years.
  • Travel Department holidays are fully licenced by the Civil Aviation Authority and are ATOL Protected.

 

 

 

Our Customers are fully protected by the Civil Aviation Authority 
Air Travel Organiser’s Licence No. ATOL 9373