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Austro-Hungary: dip into the past

Population 8602112 person

Area 83879 km2

Official language German

Guided tour 750

Austro-Hungary: dip into the past Day 1. Arrival in Vienna. Transfer to the hotel and accommodation
Day 2. bus tour through Vienna with a visit to the Schönbrunn Palace
Day 3. additional tour "Austrian Escorial"
Day 4. additional tour “Castles of Styria”
Day 5. additional excursion to Salzburg
Day 6. moving to Budapest
Day 7. Additional excursion to Eger-Lillafüred-Miskolctapolca
Day 8. transfer to the Viennese airport or any flight from Budapest Airport

Schönbrunn Palace (summer residence of the Habsburgs dynasty)
Klosterneuburg Monastery
Deutschlandsberg Castle in Styria, Austria

Day 1 (Saturday) Arrival in Vienna. Transfer to the hotel and accommodation

Day 2 (Sunday)

8:30 am –  bus tour through Vienna with a visit to the Schönbrunn Palace (summer residence of the Habsburgs dynasty) , the Ringstrasse with its grand buildings, Hofburg (winter residence of the emperor), the Parliament, the Burgtheater and  the University. Getting acquainted with the works of the famous Austrian artist Hundertwasser.

1:00 pm – general walking tour (starting from Albertina Platz) along the historical center of Vienna begins with a walk through the ancient Viennese streets: Kaertnerstrasse and Graben (famous Viennese shopping streets). You will see the most elegant and fashionable streets of Vienna, the magnificent St. Stephen’s Cathedral – one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the whole Central Europe, Plague Column, ruins of the Roman era as well as the Hofburg Palace (Hofburg) – the former winter residence of the Habsburg dynasty. We also offer you optional tour to the Vienna Opera (in the days when Opera is closed the tours are held at the St. Stephen’s Cathedral; price for both tours are EUR 35.00 for adults; EUR 35.00 for children, entrance fees included).

Day 3 (Monday)

8:00 am –  additional tour “Austrian Escorial” (optional, for extra charge). Travel to one of the most amazing cities in Austria – Klosterneuburg. A visit to the castle-monastery of the Augustinian Order of Klosterneuburg. An excursion to the monastery’s wine collection – the largest and oldest winery in Austria with 900 years of history where monastery wine is made – will be an enjoyable sequel of our trip. . You can enjoy the 3 varieties during the tasting procedure in the wine room, which is included in the price. The excursion lasts for 4 hours (price – EUR 65.00 for adults, EUR 55.00 for children)

12: 30 pm – excursion to the conceptual world of Swarovski (in Russian) in a new Swarovski shopping center in Vienna where you will get a small souvenir in case of purchase

2:00 pm –  quick tour “Vienna Woods” on the outskirts of Vienna, a visit to the monastery of Heiligenkreuz, wine tasting in one of the best wine farms of the region, a visit to the castle of Lichtenstein (without entering it), a tour to the resort town of Baden. The duration of the tour is 4 hours (price EUR 65.00 for adults, EUR 55.00 for children).

8:00 pm – visiting Kursalon. In addition we offer tickets of category “A” for the concert of classical music where you will be able to enjoy the famous works of Strauss and Mozart as well as to have a splendid dinner consisting of 3 dishes (without drinks; prices – EUR 92.00)

Day 4 (Tuesday)

8:00 am – additional tour “Castles of Styria”. Within this tour you can visit the castle of Herberstein which belongs to the Renaissance era (the emphasized castle has been under the construction in a period from the XIII century up to 1667), “Florentine yard”, Knight’s Hall, the Hall of family portraits, armory. You will also be able to have a look to the Stubenberg Castle and Castle of Shillyayten. Afterwards the tour will continue along the famous apple road where you will be able to visit the best schnapps farm that preserves old traditions. You will also get the chance to  taste their products.

The tour to the Styrian capital – the city of Graz that is the second largest city in Austria.

You will see the ruins of the Schlossberg castle, the Domkirhe church, Clock Tower still working with the original clockwork (since 1712) and one of the oldest bells of the country (dates back to 1382).

Entrance fees to the Herberstein castle will be paid on spot and will cost EUR 15.00 per person. The tour is designed for a day (prices – EUR 95.00 for adults, EUR 90.00 for children). 

Day 5 (Wednesday)

8:00 am – additional excursion to Salzburg, where we will take a walking tour and see the most fascinating attractions of the city such as the Cathedral, the Festival Hall, Abbey Church of St. Peter etc. In addition you will be able to take a stroll through the gardens of Mirabelle, to climb on a cable car to the fortress of Hohensalzburg which delivers an amazing view of the city. The duration of this pedestrian excursions is 2 hours.

Spare time in Salzburg (till 4:45 pm). Return in Vienna in the evening (prices – EUR 130.00 for adults, EUR 90.00 for children).

Day 6  (Thursday)

7:00 am – moving to Budapest, meeting with the guide. City tour via bus and on foot (3.5 hours) describing  the general history of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and demonstrating Thermal Baths, Buda Castle, the most beautiful Parliament of Europe and the original Hungarian cuisine. Hotel accommodation.

Day 7  (Friday)

Additional excursion to Eger-Lillafüred-Miskolctapolca. Lillafüred is one of the most beautiful resorts of Hungary; it is located in the massif, on the shores of scenic lake of Hámori. the Castle Hotel Palota reinforces local romantic coloring.

Singing birds, beautiful scenery and the noise of the waterfall will immerse you in the atmosphere of relaxation and harmony with nature. Next, you will visit the only European Cave Bath in Miskolctapolce, an underground thermal lake, going to the surface in the stalactite halls with waterfalls, spa facilities and a variety of water attractions. Thermal cave is surrounded by a wonderful natural park with a lake. You must bring your swimsuit if you want to swim!

Eger is a small charming town known for its castle, thermal sources (spa resort), historic buildings (including the northernmost Turkish minaret) as well as the production of the famous Hungarian red wine (“Bull’s blood”). Visit Beauties’ Valleys with lunch and tasting of the famous Egerian wines.

Attention! During the annual maintenance works in cave baths, bathing will be provided in the thermal baths resort of Egerszalók.  The price includes entrance fees, lunch and wine tasting (prices – EUR 60.00 for adults, EUR 60.00 for children)

Day 8  (Saturday)

06:00 am – transfer to the Viennese airport or any flight from Budapest Airport

The price of the program is AZN 750 per person  based on double occupancy

Price includes:

* Group transfers from the airport to the hotel and vice-versa

* Accommodation in hotels of Vienna and Budapest

* Bus sightseeing tour of Vienna, including entry tickets

* Excursion to the Mall “Conceptual world of Swarovski”

* A bus tour across Budapest

* medical insurance


The price does not include:

* airfare

* visa