Easter in Austria

Easter in Austria

Itinerary for the Easter in Austria Tour:

1st day:

Easter in Austria

5:30am Arrival in Munich. Meet at Munich airport after customs. Refreshment provided in the coach; departure to Salzburg (approx. two-hour drive). Upon arrival in Salzburg, city tour on the trail of “Sound of Music”: Baroque old town, Getreidegasse (Salzburg’s most-visited shopping street), Mozart’s birthplace. (Entrance fee included.)
12:30pm to 2:00pm Lunch break (lunch with group).
2:00pm Visit Schloss Mirabell Castle with garden (Sound of Music: where Maria and the children sang “Do-Re-Mi”); Schloss Hellbrunn with its famous fountains (Sound of Music: The Sound of Music Pavilion); Frohnburg Castle (Sound of Music: garden and front used as backdrop for the Trapp family villa); Residenzplatz and Residenzbrunnen/fountain (Sound of Music: Maria crosses this place in the bus on her way from Nonnberg Kloster/Monastery to the Trapp family villa and sings “I Have Confidence in Me”); Schloss Leopoldskron Castle (Sound of Music: home of the Trapp family in the movie). (Entrance fee to Castle Hellbrunn and fountains included.)
7:00pm Dinner and overnight at Hotel Crowne Plaza (or similar) in Salzburg (4.5 stars).

Easter in Austria

Easter in Austria

2nd day:

Easter in Austria

9:00am Breakfast in the hotel.
10:00am Departure from reception. Visit the ‘Felsenreitschule’ (Sound of Music: where the Trapp family sings their farewell song in the movie and the Baron sings the world famous “Edelweiß” song); monastery Stift Nonnberg: Benediktinerkloster/Benedictine monastery Nonnberg (Sound of Music: where the nuns sang “Maria”).
1:00pm to 2:00pm Lunch break (lunch with group).
2:00pm: Continue your trip to the wonderful Salzkammergut, the summer residence of the Austrian Kaiser/Emperor. On the way to St. Wolfgang, visit the Abbey Mondsee, St. Gilgen and the famous lake Wolfgangsee (well-known from the song of the operetta “Im weissen Roessl am Wolfgangsee”). Tour St. Wolfgang.
7:00pm Dinner and overnight at Hotel Crowne Plaza (or similar) in Salzburg (4.5 stars). Optional: Mozart Dinner Concert available at an additional cost.

3rd day:

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7:00am Breakfast in the hotel.
8:00am Departure from reception. Our tour leads us to Berchtesgarden to the world-famous lake “Königssee” (King’s Lake) known for its sheer rock walls that create an echo, and the church “St. Bartholomew”. This is a great place to visit and a highlight of the trip!
1:00pm to 2:00pm Lunch break (lunch with group).
2:00pm Enjoy a wonderful boat tour (ticket included) on the great lake. We continue our trip to St. Johann in Tyrol and stop in Kufstein (trip approx. 1.5h); coffee break in the unique old town of Kufstein surrounded by the impressive Alps; visit the fortress of Kufstein. We continue our trip to the lovely mountain village of Alpbach, where all houses are made of wood from the first floor up. Alpbach is world famous for the Forum Alpbach.
7:00pm Dinner with Tyrolean music and overnight at Hotel Alphof (or similar) in Alpbach.

4th day:

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7:00am Breakfast in the hotel.
8:00am Departure from reception. Visit to Rattenberg – a small medieval town in the mountains at the River Inn; guided tour through the old town; visit the old traditional glass blowing shops and manufactory, continue to a small mountain lake called Berglsteiner See (photo spot), which will give you the feeling of being in a fairy tale; short hike around the lake. (Sneakers or hiking shoes necessary.)
12:30pm to 2:00pm Lunch break (lunch with group).
2:00pm Visit the old farmers’ museum in Kramsach (entrance included), which is built like a real village in a small valley. Feel the spirit of the typical life of the farmers. Continue to a farmer’s house, and on the way back to Alpbach visit an outlet for traditional Tyrolean clothing.
7:00pm Dinner (in a traditional cozy room at the hotel with traditional music) and overnight at Hotel Alphof (or similar) in Alpbach.

5th day:

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7:00am Breakfast in the hotel.
8:00am Departure from reception. Visit Swarovski Crystal Worlds – a water-spouting Giant that magically lures visitors into its interior, where Chambers of Wonder ignite beacons of imagination, has managed become a globally-recognized work of art, while attracting more than nine million visitors to date.
9:00am to 11:00am Swarovski Crystal Worlds (entrance included). The uniqueness of the Swarovski Crystal Worlds is the dream dreamt – the material avowal of a corporation to the diversity of ideas that are unleashed by their material of creation, ultra-brilliant crystal.
11:00am Departure to the medieval town of Hall, without a doubt one of the most beautiful places in Tyrol. It is famous for having one of the best-preserved old towns in all of Austria.
11:30am Tour through the lovingly restored old town. In the Middle Ages, Hall was the economic center of Tyrol thanks to its salt mine. We will visit the Mint Tower and the Mint Museum (entrance included). You can emboss your own coin, which you can then take home as a souvenir.
1:30pm to 2:30pm Lunch break (lunch with group).
2:30pm Visit Castle Ambras, which is located on a hill above Innsbruck and counts as one of the most important sites of Tyrol’s capital. Next, we visit the Olympic ski jump Bergisel, renovated in 2002. The Bergisel ski jumping of the international Four Hills Tournament has turned the Bergisel into a top-class sporting and tourist attraction. The viewing terrace is approx. 250 meters above Innsbruck. The 360° panoramic view of the mountains above Innsbruck and the surrounding area is amazing. (Entrance fee to Bergisel and Castle Ambras included.)
7:00pm Dinner and overnight in Innsbruck.

6th day:

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8:00am Breakfast in the hotel.
9:00am Meet at reception for a walking tour through the old town of Innsbruck. Innsbruck became the capital of all Tyrol in 1429. In the fifteenth century, the city became a center of European politics and culture as Emperor Maximilian I resided in Innsbruck in the 1490’s. The city benefited from the emperor’s presence, as can be seen, for example, in the so-called Hofkirche/Court Church and the Imperial Hofburg. Duke Sigmund der Münzreiche (the Rich) had a castle erected at a right angle around the city gate of Innsbruck. Under Emperor Maximilian I, the Hofburg was enlarged. Thereafter, it was regarded as the most beautiful building of the late Gothic period. Guided tour at Court Church, a Gothic royal court church and mausoleum built in 1553. It is notable for its tomb of Emperor Maximilian and the elaborate Silver Chapel. You will be impressed by the 28 larger-than-life-size statues of Maximilian’s real and legendary ancestors, including King Arthur of England. On our guided tour, we will visit the Hofburg and the Court Church. We will take a short walk through the old town of Innsbruck and see the world famous Goldenes Dachl, a magnificent oriel from the late Gothic period with a roof made of 2738 gilded copper tiles built for Maximilian I. We will pass the St. James’s Cathedral, an 18th-century Baroque cathedral and walk through the picturesque old town, with its wonderful renovated houses. Walk along Maria Theresienstrasse, named after the Empress Maria Theresia. (Entrance fee to Hofkirche and Hofburg included.)
1:00pm to 2:30pm Lunch break (lunch with group).
2:30pm Take the Hungerburg Bahn to visit the Alpenzoo (entrance included), the highest-located zoo in Europe (750m). You will see more than 2000 animals of 150 animal species, mainly domestic animals of the Alp region.
6:30pm Dinner and overnight in Innsbruck.
8:30pm Tyrolean Evening with traditional music and dancing. (Transportation from/to hotel is provided.)

Easter in Austria

7th day:

Easter in Austria
Easter in Austria
8:00am Breakfast in the hotel.
9:00am Departure from reception. Discover the wonderful Alps. Trip to Nordkette (ticket included); enjoy an unforgettable view over the valley of the Inn and the mountains.
1:00pm to 2:30pm Lunch break (lunch with group).
2:30pm Visit the “Stadtturm” (entrance included) for a great view and the museum of the Golden Roof (entrance included). In case of bad weather, visit a typical farm house and experience the life of the farmer in Austria, and visit the Museum of Tyrolean Folk Art in Innsbruck, which is one of the finest of its kind in Europe. The focus is on arts and crafts, the cottage industry, popular piety, Christmas cribs, masks and costume.
7:30pm Dinner and overnight in Innsbruck. Optional: visit the “Landestheater Innsbruck”. The State Theater shows operas, plays and ballets.

8th day:

8:00am Breakfast in the hotel.
9:00am Departure from reception. Trip to Munich (duration approx. 2h).
11:00am to 1:00pm Sightseeing tour in Munich.
1:00pm to 2:00pm Lunch break (lunch with group).
2:00pm Shopping in Munich.
5:00pm Meet at Munich center.
5:00pm to 6:00pm Light dinner (optional).
6:00pm Transfer to airport.
7:00pm Check in.
10:00pm Departure flight.

The Easter in Austria Package includes:

    • Tour as mentioned above.
    • Entrance fees and guided tours included as mentioned above.
    • Two overnights in Salzburg (Hotel Crowne Plaza or similar) with half-board.
    • Two overnights in Alpbach (Hotel Alphof or similar) with half-board.
    • Three overnights at a luxurious hotel in Innsbruck with half-board.
    • Eight light lunches.

Please note that accommodations are subject to change based on availability. Any changes will be comparable to those listed in the itinerary.

April is normally quite mild, but please be prepared for some rainy days!

Example of our partner hotels for the Easter in Austria tour:

Hotel Crowne Plaza Salzburg


Easter in Austria

Easter in Austria

Experience quintessential Salzburg architecture and cuisine at the Crowne Plaza Salzburg-The Pitter hotel, 300 meters from iconic Mirabell Palace.

Step inside the classic 19th-century facade and grand marble lobby of Crowne Plaza Salzburg-The Pitter. Energize yourself in the Fitness Center or discover a taste of Austria in its bars and restaurants. Park in one of the underground spaces.
Many of the city’s attractions are under 20 minutes’ walk from Crowne Plaza Salzburg-The Pitter. Stroll to the Cathedral on the Domplatz square where you can listen to the summertime classical music festival, or sip mulled wine at the annual Christmas market. The hotel is next to the Congress Hall, just 900m from Salzburg rail station and less than 5km from Salzburg Airport.

Enjoy a cocktail in the sumptuous Plaza Bar and hearty Salzburg fare in the rustic Pitter-Keller. The award-winning Restaurant IMLAUER is the place for traditional Austrian specialties like beef Tafelspitz and sugar-topped Kaiserschmarrn pancakes. Its wooden paneling evokes the dining room of a typical Alpine home.

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