DELIGHTFUL AUSTRIA

Vienna, Mariazell, Melk, Passau, Cesky Krumlov, Budejovice, Eagle’s Nest, Salzburg & Styer

11 - 17 Aug 18
Starting From
€ 549

Itinerary

Meet the tour leader at 05:00 hrs at the Malta International Airport for check-in on your direct Airmalta flight to Vienna, departing at 07:15 hrs. Upon arrival at 09:30 hrs, your private coach will pick you up to start your marvellous holiday with a free excursion to the city of Vienna, the capital city of Austria. Together with the tour leader you will visit the famous Hunderwasserhaus with its unique and impressive design. You then continue your panoramic city tour passing by numerous important buildings before some free time. You may admire some important sites such as the Hofsburg (Imperial Palace) and the imposing St. Stephen Cathedral or you may spend some free time for shopping on Mariahilferstrasse. Later during the day, you will be transferred to your 4* hotel in Linz, for check in, room allocation and overnight

Today soon after breakfast, we offer you another interesting optional day excursion, this time visiting one of the most famous pilgrimage places in Austria, Mariazell and Melk. This picturesque village of Mariazell, situated at the foot of the Alps in the province of Styra, is well known for the church that houses the miraculous statue of Our Lady and Child. After having visited the Basilica of Mariazell you continue your way to the Monastery of Melk to visit the world famous Benedictine Abbey (entrance extra). This fortified abbey stands on top of a rocky rise overlooking the Danube. (If due to adverse weather conditions we would not be able to drive to Mariazell, we reserve the right to substitute Mariazell with a drive through the Wachau region including Duernstein where King Richard the Lionheart was once imprisoned.) Return to your hotel for overnight.

After breakfast, we encourage you to join the tour leader on an interesting optional day excursion to the Bavarian town of Passau. Described as the Bavarian Venice and also the City of the Three Rivers, magical Passau is very much defined by water. It is situated on a peninsula where the river Danube is met by the River Inn from the south and the River Ilz from the Bavarian Forest to the North. One may admire the beautiful scenery by taking a boat ride (not included and subject to weather conditions). Enjoy some free time or you may wish to visit the most modern shopping mall of Passau – the Stadtgalerie. Return to your hotel for overnight.

Today after breakfast we offer a wonderful optional excursion to the neighbouring Czech Republic to visit the UNESCO World Heritage town of Cesky Krumlov. Drive through the charming south Bohemian countryside before arrivong at Cesky Krumlov. Guarded over by the huge Renaissance style castle (entrance extra), Cesky Krumlov is considered to be Bohemia’s most beautiful town. You will than visit the centre of Budejovice with its various medieval and baroque buildings. Return to the hotel for overnight.

Today, after breakfast, we offer you a marvelous optional day excursion to Germany’s frontier village of Berchtesgaden. The highlight of the day shall be the visit to the Eagles Nest complex: an infrastructural marvel, built as a present to Adolph Hitler. Renovated after the end of World War II, today houses a pretty restaurant in the former tea house. (Should it be impossible due to the weather conditions on the day, you would visit the Salt Mines - extra). Enjoy lunch, coffee or beer (extra) in this historic edifice, before making your way down to visit the nearby village of Koenigsee. Lake Koenigsee, is Germany’s highest lake, framed with steep mountain walls, and an interesting artisan market. Return to your hotel for overnight.

After breakfast join the optional excursion where you shall visit the wonderful city of Salzburg and the beautiful Salzkammergut area. After your arrival in Salzburg, you could join the tour leader for a walk through the Old Town. Afterwards enjoy some free time for personal sightseeing or shopping on Getreidegasse, Salzburg’s main shopping street before driving to the quaint village of Mondsee. After some free time you continue on your way to St. Wolfgang, a pretty village on the lake with the same name. Return to hotel and overnight.

Today after breakfast and checkout (luggage room will be made available), join the tour leader for a half day to Steyr. This beautiful city boasts of glorious past, giving its name to the province of Styria and becoming for a time a rival to Vienna. Enjoy a walk through the old town by visiting some of the famous buildings which adore the majestic city square, Stadtplatz, with its famous 17th century fountain. Later return to your hotel to pick up your luggage before heading to Vienna’s airport for your direct flight back to Malta departing at 19:40 hrs

Eagle’s Nest

Rates

 SpecialNormal
Triple€549€649
Twin€569€669
Single€699€799
Children under 12 yrs sharing with 2 adults€349€399
Infant with 2 adults€49€49

Excursions

ExcursionAdultChild
Cesky Krumlov €45€35
Passau €42€30
Mariazell and Melk €45€35
Salzburg€45€35
Eagle’s Nest €42€30
Steyr €25€20
Total for all excursions€244€185

Price Includes

  • Return Airmalta flight to Vienna
  • 10 Kgs Hand Luggage
  • 23 Kgs Checked In Luggage
  • All Transfers
  • 6 Nights at the 4* Courtyard by Mariott Hotel (or similar) in Linz onBed & Breakfast Basis
  • Free Excursion to Vienna
  • Tour Leader
  • City Tax
  • Insolvency Fund Protection

Not Included

  • Travel insurance

Notes:

  • Special Price is only valid when the Excursion package is taken.