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Austria Highlights tour
9 days / 8 nights
Vienna - Klosterneuburg - Melk - Salzburg - Salzkammergut - Chiemsee - Lake - Innsbruck - Villach - Worthersee lake - Vienna

Day 1 Vienna
Arrival at Vienna International Airport. Transfer to the hotel.

Day 2 Vienna
The sightseeing in Vienna starts with a visit of Hufburg Palace, the official residence of the President of Austria, which has housed some of the most powerful people in Austrian history, including the Habsburg dynasty, rulers of the Austro-Hungarian empire. Continue on to the Graben Square, a showcase of elegance and style. It is one of the most beautiful squares not only in Vienna, but in Europe. Visit St. Stephen`s Cathedral, Austria`s most eminent Gothic edifice, which houses a wealth of art treasures. Travel back in time in the Mozart Figarohouse, where to take a glimpse at what life was like for one of the world`s most illustrious composers.

Day 3 Vienna – Klosterneuburg (15km/20min) - Vienna
The tour starts from the Schonbrunn Castle, a former imperial 1,400-room Rococo summer residence. The palace and gardens illustrate the tastes, interests, and aspirations of successive Habsburg monarchs. See the famous Vienna Opera House, located in the heart of Vienna and the impressive Neo-Gothic building of the Town Hall . Not far is the Parliament, which architecture is Greek. The most prominent statue is of the Pallas Athene, the goddess of wisdom.Find the 900-year-old Klosterneuburg Abbey with its sacred art treasures, including the " Verdun Altar" and an impressive view of baroque splendor.

Day 4 Vienna – Melk (90km/1,30h) – Salzburg (220km/2h)
Visit the magnificent baroque building of the Melk Abbey, one of the world's most famous monastic sites. Enjoy the Danube River cruise to Salzburg. Visit the Salzburg Residence that used to be the city palace of the Archbishops of Salzburg. It comprises 180 rooms and was used not only for a place to live, but also to emphasise their spiritual and secular power.

Day 5 Salzburg – Salzkammergut (50km/1h) – Salzburg
The tour starts from Alter Markt Square. Various shops in this area are quite old and impressive. Enjoy the breath-taking views of Salzburg and the Alps from Hohensalzburg Fortress, Located on top of a mountain. Visit Mozart’s birth house, where The Mozart family lived. The house is a popular museum with interesting memorabilia and letters. Departure to Salzkammergut. Admire the lake region, which is a great place to relax. Enjoy the nature. The lakes are very beautiful, clean, with crystal clear water. Back in Salzburg

Day 6 Salzburg – Chiemsee Lake - Innsbruck (190km/2h)
Enjoy the cruise on the Chiemsee Lake, Germany. A voyage by ship on the \"Bavarian Sea\" provides a wonderful day of experience. Get to the Herrenchiemsee Castle, a complex of royal buildings on the Herreninsel, an island in the middle of the Chiemsee. The tour continues back in Austria, Innsbruck with a visit of the Swarovski Crystal world. This three-dimensional adventure museum includes the famous Swarovski crystals, mixed with light and sound orchestrated by international media artist André Heller.

Day 7 Innsbruck – Villach (290km/4h)
See Innsbruck`s Golden Roof that shimmers with 2,738 copper tiles and the domed church of the Hofkirche that shelters Emperor Maximilian`s gilded tomb. Take a peek inside the Tyrolean Folk Art Museum, go Rococo in the Hofburg palace`s ever-so-grand apartments or gawp at Velázquez paintings in 16th-century Ambras Castle. Admire Alpine blooms at Patscherkofel, Europe`s highest botanical garden, or marmots in their near-to-natural habitat at the Alpine Zoo. Arrival in Villach.

Day 8 Villach – Worthersee Lake – Vienna (340km/4h)
The tour starts from the Main Square Hauptplatz. Cutting across the middle of the old town, it links the main bridge over the Drau at its northern end with the parish church at its southern end. The church is built in honour of St. Jacob and has baroque and Gothic mixtures. See a Trinity Column that stands in the square, which also boasts a number of fine old burghers houses. Continue on to the Worthersee Lake. The breathtaking beautiful lake is blessed with a sunny southern Alpine climate and stunning scenery. It is also known as the\"Austrian Riviera". Arrival in Vienna.

Day 9 Vienna
Transfer to the airport.