Hallstatt alpine village on a lake in Salzkammergut, Austria.

Highlights of Austria Tour: Culture, History, Nature, and Adventure

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

Vienna, Linz, Bad Ischl, Salzburg...

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Suggested Duration

13 Days

From Vienna to Salzburg to Innsbruck, this two-week Austrian tour includes all the country’s major highlights. It’s all about the journey as you uncover the beauty of the alpine trail and all the stops along the way. On a single afternoon you can hike past glaciers, drink at a medieval wine tavern, and feel the serenity of a charming abbey.

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Trip Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in the old streets of Vienna and sample a traditional coffee and pastry before exploring the city
  • Journey along Austria’s great alpine roads, including the twisting tarmac of the Grossglockner
  • Allow your ears to be tempted in Salzburg, which is the city of Mozart recitals and the Sound of Music
  • Discover how the old and new come together in the lesser-known town of Linz
  • Three nights in Innsbruck can pull you in many directions, from mountain hiking and glaciers to historical tales
  • Bask in the healing waters of Bad Ischl, which is a spa town that was once the preserve of Habsburg emperors
  • Discover some of Central Europe’s finest architecture, such as the Melk Abbey, the Abbey of St Florian, and 18th-century Wiltener Basilica
  • Explore Bavaria’s fairytale castles en route from Innsbruck
  • Enjoy a night at the opera in Vienna, a Mozart concert in Salzburg, and many leisurely evenings surrounded by mountains

Detailed Description

The best of Austria comes together like an orchestral rendition of Mozart. Your journeys will be sublime and will lead you through stunning mountain landscapes. This 13-day Austria tour ties all the county’s pieces together.

Three iconic cities make the country come alive. The capital city of Vienna showcases past glories, the Habsburg Empire’s old capital as grand as it always has been. Salzburg is home to the Sound of Music and the birthplace of Mozart, which is a delightful city tucked below the mountains. You will finish this luxury tour in Innsbruck, which is an old city that is high in the alpine landscape and great for combining city sites with outdoor pleasures. These three destinations are Central European standouts that are very different from each other. You will stay in boutique hotels within pedestrianized centers and have private guides that can adjust the pace of your tours to your interests.

The rest of your time what will be about what Austria offers along the way. You will take the Romantic Road from Vienna to Melk Abbey and Durnstein before finally transferring to Linz, which is a beautiful example of the country’s past and future. From here, you will spend a day in Bad Ischl, which is a famous spa town. You reach Salzburg on the morning of day six and have two days to explore. Then, you can take the high roads through the Alps, stopping in Lienz before taking your time on the stunning Grossglockner Road. You will see Kitzbuhel before settling into Innsbruck for the final three nights of your vacation.

Starting Price

$3,895 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.

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