Austria is a landlocked country in Central Europe. The origins of Austria date back to the ninth century, however, it was in the 14th and 15th centuries when the Habsburg empire became one of the continent’s most powerful. The country expanded to include portions of modern day Hungary, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Yugoslavia and Italy. The empire declined and was ultimately broken apart after WWI. The country was annexed by Germany, but regained its independence in 1955. Austria is a largely mountainous country due to its location in the Alps. The biggest area are the Austrian Alps, which constitute 62% of Austria’s total area. The capital is the city of Vienna on the Danube River. It is home to many famous composers; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Joseph Haydn, Franz Schubert, Anton Bruckner, Johann Strauss, Sr. & Jr., Gustav Mahler, Arnold Schoenberg, Anton Webern and Alban Berg. Eighteenth and nineteenth century composers were drawn to the city due to the patronage of the Habsburgs, and made Vienna the European capital of classical music.
MUNIC, SALZBURG & VIENNA DISCOVERY
As you gaze up at the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture that inspired Mozart, you can almost hear the music of the great composer floating on the breeze that blows gently through Salzburg.
BUDAPEST, VIENNA, PRAGUE SIGNATURE
The aroma of dark roasted Viennese coffee hangs thick in the air as you tread cobblestone laneways and bask in the elegant architecture and old world cafes in the most magnificent cities in Eastern Europe.
HIGHLIGHTS OF EASTERN EUROPE
Experience all the glamour of the old world as you soak in the views from your horse-drawn carriage ride through the medieval old town. Discover the wonders of Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna & Prague with a private guide & driver.
Discover the treasures of Vienna and Salzburg on this luxurious Austrian tour. Explore the stunning Lake District, discover the Bavarian Alps, marvel at Schonbrunn Palace, explore the Danube Valley, visit the Mozart Residence & more, while staying in five star hotels.
BUDAPEST, VIENNA & PRAGUE EXCLUSIVE
Explore three of Europe’s most enigmatic and storied cities with private guides and five star accommodation. Delve into the diverse culture of Hungary, Austria & Czech Republic by exploring elegant art, architecture and cuisine.
ALPINE ADVENTURE: GERMANY, AUSTRIA & SWITZERLAND
From paragliding to alpine trains, embark on an invigorating adventure through the scenic Alps of Bavaria, Austria and Switzerland.
AUSTRIA, SLOVENIA & CROATIA EXPLORER
Encounter three of Central Europe’s historic capitals and the natural splendor of the Alps. Discover the domain of the Hapsburgs, walk the charming streets of Vienna, Ljubljana, and Zagreb with private guides, sample local wines, and more.
EXQUISITE AUSTRIA, CZECH REPUBLIC & POLAND
Embark on a luxurious sojourn through Austria, the Czech Republic and Poland, discovering Vienna, Prague, Krakow and Warsaw with a private guide.