VIENNA 23ºF - 32ºF - RUST 30ºF - 36ºF - FERTŐRÁKOS STONE QUARRY - SOPRON 23ºF - 27ºF - SEMMERING RAILWAY - GRAZ 25ºF - 30ºF
Welcome to your Europamundo Trip Style!!! The information about the meeting place and start time of your circuit can be found on your voucher.We will start our tour arriving at an unusual Austrian landscape of extensive vineyard:the Lake Neusiedl National Park. Our first stop.Our first stop in this World Heritage Site for its rich landscape and the value of surrounding villages is RUST. Austria´s smallest city famous for its sweet wine Ruster Ausbruch and for the charm of its elegant,pastel-colored houses,which are located around the small fishermen´s church.We will continue through grain fields and vineyards to the Hungarian border,where the “Pan-European Picnic” Monument is located with a story that our guide will tell us. In few minutes we will arrive in another spot,a symbolic monument,the FERTÖKAROS STONE QUARRY AND CAVE THEATRE (entrance fee included). We will them arrive in SOPRON,beautiful city not usually on the tourist circuits,rebuilt after a fire in the XVII century.After tasting,if you wish,its rich gastronomy,we set off for Austria.Near Gloggnitz city,we will take the SEMMERING RAILWAY(included). It was declared a World Heritage Site,both for the beauty of the landscape it crosses and for its fifteen viaducts and tunnels and the technical prowess involved in its construction.Once in Semmering,we will continue through beautiful mountain scenery to the Styria´s capital, GRAZ,a city declared Word Heritage Site.We will walk along the Herrenstrasse and its lively squares,or we can climb the hill of the castle,where the Clock Tower is located,from where we will get a fantastic view.Accommodation.
GRAZ 25ºF - 30ºF - THAL BEI GRAZ 25ºF - 28ºF - ADMONT ABBEY - HALLSTATT 25ºF - 25ºF - SALZBURG 21ºF - 30ºF
Departure from Graz.We will pass through the small village of THAL BEI GRAZ, famous for sheltering the Arnold Schawarenegger´s birthplace.In the same village we will stop at the curious St.Jacob of Thal church.After this brief photo stop,we will continue to one of the best kept treasures of the country,the ADMONT ABBEY(entrance included),which has one of the most spectacular libraries in Europe. We will arrive at lunchtime in what is for many people,the most beautiful Austrian village :HALLSTATT.We will walk through its picturesque streets and look out over the viewpoints that offer us unique panoramic views. Afterwards, a cable car ride to the Hallstatt Skyline is included.We will be able to go back down by the cable car,but we recommend to do it through a signposted trail,to enjoy other perspectives. In the late afternoon we will reach the Mozart´s city and its culture: SALZBURG.We will have time to walk around the illuminated city. Accommodation.
SALZBURG 21ºF - 30ºF - SANKT GILGEN 21ºF - 34ºF - SANKT WOLFGANG FERRY BOAT - TRAUNKIRCHEN 23ºF - 32ºF - MELK 28ºF - 36ºF - WACHAU VALLEY - DURNSTEIN 21ºF - 28ºF - VIENNA 23ºF - 32ºF
This morning,our guide will accompany us on a dazzling walking tour through SALZBURG.He will take us from the Mirabel Palace´s gardens,scenario of the most emblematic scenes of the movie “The Sound of Music”,to the Salzach River and the historic buildings with their wrought iron signs,highlighting Mozart´s birthplace and also walking through the center,its square and churches. Then we will arrive at the picturesque ST.GILGEN city,on the Lake Wolfgangsee´s shores.After a short walk,we will take a ferry(included) to be dazzled by the spectacular mountains views and the cities that dot its slopes.We will arrive at ST. WOLFGANG, which gives the name to the lake and was a thriving commercial and spiritual center during the Middle Ages.Time for having lunch in this fairytale city.On the way to the Danube,we will stop at TRAUKIRCHEN,another excellent natural viewpoint,where we will enjoy a unique postcard. From Salzburg,the road will take us along the Mondsee and Atterse lakes to make a brief stop in MELK to admire the exterior of its famous Abbey.From there,we will travel through the WACHAU VALLEY, with its monasteries, castles, cities and villages dotted among vineyards,which is also part of the World Heritage Site.We will stop at some viewpoints and in the picturesque DÜRSTEIN village,where Richard,the Lion Heart was imprisoned.We will taste a glass of white wine of the regional typical grape,or another drink of your choice. With this unforgettable end of our trip,we will have covered all of Austria´s World Heritage Sites. Return to VIENNA and end of our services. End of services. Our guide will drop you off at the agreed point.We hope you have enjoyed your circuit with Europamundo.
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