Golden Week in Autumn – Visit Austria

Visit Austria for Golden Week in Autumn

Itinerary for the Golden Week in Autumn – Visit Austria Tour:

1st day:

Visit Austria

Estimated departure from Munich airport between 10:00am and 2:00pm, depending on arrival times of participants. Transfer to Salzburg. Check in at hotel. Free time to relax and explore Salzburg.
7:00pm Dinner and overnight at Hotel Crown Plaza (or similar) in Salzburg (4.5 stars).

Visit Austria - Salzburg - St Peters Church

Visit Austria - Salzburg

2nd day:

Visit Austria - St. Wolfgang

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 or Dinner show “Sound of Music” available at an additional cost.

3rd day:

Visit Austria - Koenigsee - St. Barth. Visit Austria - Kufstein
7:00am Breakfast in the hotel.
8:00am Departure from reception. Our tour leads us to Fuschl and 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 Boeglerhof (or similar) in Alpbach.

4th day:

Visit Austria - Farmers' Museum Visit Austria - Rattenberg
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 Boeglerhof (or similar) in Alpbach.

5th day:

Visit Austria - Swarowski Visit Austria - Ambras
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 to become a globally-recognized work of art, while attracting more than 9 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 We will continue our trip to the capital of Tyrol, the Olympic Town of Innsbruck. We will 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.) After a day of unforgettable impressions, we check in at Hotel Schwarzer Adler, a romantic hotel in the city of Innsbruck, within walking distance to the old town.
7:00pm Dinner and overnight in Innsbruck.

6th day:

Visit Austria - Innsbruck - Hofkirche Visit Austria - Innsbruck
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 at Hotel Schwarzer Adler in Innsbruck.
8:30pm Tyrolean Evening (transportation from/to hotel is provided).

Visit Austria - Innsbruck - Golden Roof

7th day:

Visit Austria - Kramsach
Visit Austria - Kramsach
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 at Hotel Schwarzer Adler in Innsbruck.

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.
6:00pm Transfer to airport (departure time depending on departure flights of participants). Departure flight or connection flight to Vienna and continue with an individual tour in Vienna (available at an additional cost).

The Golden Week in Autumn – Visit 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 Boeglerhof or similar) with half-board.
  • Three overnights in Innsbruck (Hotel Schwarzer Adler or similar) with half-board.
  • Eight light lunches.
  • Based on a minimum of 15 participants.

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Accommodations for the Golden Week in Autumn – Visit Austria tour are subject to change based on availability. Any changes will be comparable to those listed in the itinerary.

In October, it can be mild in Austria, but be prepared for cold weather, as well.

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