Magical Austria - Self Drive 8 Days

Tour overview:

This 8 days self drive tour gives an ultimate experience to the visitors who want to travel at their own pace. Austria's magnificent lakes and mountains are among its most beguiling attractions, but they are just part of its appeal. Visit Vienna, the capital of Austria with its history and architecture. Wander through enchanting Christmas markets,from the iconic Christkindlmarkt at Rathausplatz to the charming market at Spittelberg. Salzburg, well known as the home of Mozart and the setting for Sound of Music. And Innsbruck with its picturesque mountain backdrop.

Day 1 - Arrival in Vienna

"Arrival in Vienna, a private transfer will take you to the hotel. The capital of Austria welcomes visitors with traditional monuments and enchanting Christmas markets, from the iconic Christkindlmarkt at Rathausplatz to the charming market at Spittelberg or the elegant setting of Schönbrunn Palace,

each market offers its own unique atmosphere and delights. Gourmet lovers will be delighted by the city’s elegant cafes and fine restaurants serving traditional Austrian cuisine. Accommodation in Vienna."

Day 2 - Salzburg

In the morning, enjoy a private guided walking tour (2,5h, tickets to Hohensalzburg castle incl.): the city offers the perfect combination of a picturesque mountain setting and a beautifully preserved old town, these days illuminated with thousands of Christmas lights. The historic center is dominated by many church spires, medieval fortresses and the magnificent Hohensalzburg Fortress. The spirit of Mozart still permeates the city. Visit the Mirabell Palace, the famous Getreidegasse, the Cathedral, the Palace and Horse Fountain. Discover unique crafts at one of the Christmas markets! Accommodation in Salzburg.

Day 3 - Vienna

"In the morning, enjoy a private guided walking tour to Vienna (2h): Nestled on the banks of the Danube, Vienna dazzles with its magnificent architecture and rich history. 

As the current capital of Austria and former capital of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire, Vienna is one of the great cultural centers of Europe and one of the most romantic cities in the world. Famous for its operas, beautiful Baroque architecture, music, the Prater, the Jugendstil, lovely parks, rich Sachertorte

chocolate cake... Composers such as Beethoven, Mozart and Haydn have also left their mark on the city. Your guide will introduce you to the Christmas traditions as well of course. Accommodation in Vienna."

Day 4 - Salzburg - Innsbruck

Travel by train or rental car from Salzburg to Innsbruck. In the afternoon, enjoy a private guided walking tour to the city of Innsbruck (2h): From all major cities in Austria, Innsbruck, the capital of Tyrol province, has the most picturesque backdrop: nestled in the gorgeous deep valley of the River Inn, between the scenic Karwendel Mountains to the north and Tuxer Mountains to the south. The main street of Innsbruck is the beautiful, lively and elegant Herzog Friedrich Street. It connects with Maria Theresien Street, which is a major transport artery but is closed for private vehicles. Accommodation in Innsbruck.

Day 5 - Vienna - Salzburg

Travel by train or rental car from Vienna to Salzburg. Salzburg owes its world fame to the city’s magical skyline, the beauty of the surrounding landscape and the fact that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born here in 1756. The city’s beautiful architecture has earned Salzburg a UNESCO world heritage designation in 1997. Accommodation in Salzburg.

Day 6 - Innsbruck - Vienna

Travel by train or rental car from Innsbruck to Vienna. Accommodation in Vienna.

Day 7 - Innsbruck

"Today use your Innsbruck card (incl.) and choose from the many options you have for activities. You might want to take the cable car up to the Nordketten mountains, or go with the shuttle bus to visit the Swarovski Crystal World. Swarovski Crystal Worlds was opened in 1995 to mark the centennial anniversary

of the company’s founding. Multimedia artist André Heller designed a unique and magical place. Accommodation in Innsbruck."

Day 8 - Depart Vienna

A private transfer will take you from the hotel to Vienna airport.