Heart of Austria

DAY 1 MADRID – VIENNA Meeting in Madrid-Barajas Airport two hours before the departure of a scheduled flight to Vienna. Transfer to the hotel. Afternoon free. Dinner in a typical tavern in the Neighborhood of Grinzing. Lodging.

DAY 2 VIENNA – BRÜCK Breakfast. City tour first thing in themorning with a local guide, touring: the Ringstrasse, one of the most monumental avenues, where buildings like Town Hall, the National Theater, the Imperial Hofburg Palace, the Art History Museum, the Natural History Museum, the Opera, and the Prater are found, as well as the Danube and the Heldenplatz (Heroes’ Square), where the monument to Sissi, Belvedere Palace, etc. are found. Lunch. Departure for Brück. Transfer to the hotel. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 3 BRÜCK – KAPRUN – KRIMML – BRÜCK Breakfast. Morning excursion to Kaprun Mountains and the alpine dams of Kitzsteinhorn, the tallest in Europe, from where one of the most impressive landscapes in the Alps can be admired and an incredible ascent can be enjoyed. Return to the hotel for lunch. In the afternoon, excursion to the national park of Hohe Tauern, where we will get to know the Krimml Falls, the tallest in the Alps, ascending on foot on a mountain path to its source. Return to the hotel. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 4 BRÜCK – SALZBURG – BRÜCK Breakfast and departure via Bischofshofen and Anif for Salzburg to visit this ancient city, where The Prince-Archbishops built a great fortress, a impressive Cathedral and numerous churches and squares. This commerical crossroads was called “The Small Rome,” and the baroque nucleus of the city was composed of Residences, Palaces, Bourgeoise house, Squares and gardens. City tour. Lunch in restaurant. Afternoon free. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 5 BRÜCK – GROSSGLOCKNER – BRÜCK Breakfast and departure for Grossglockner Mountain, along the first alpine highway that was constructed in Europe and connects with Carinthia in the region of Salzburg, climbing impressive slopes and revealing incredible landscapes to arrive in Edelweis Spitze, from where a marvelous view can be seen and one arrives to the Franz Joseph – Hohe, ideal place to admire in front of you the 3,798 mts. of the Grossglockner and the feet of the Pasterze Glaciar, with its 300 mts. of thickness, that allow one to walk over the surface of the ice. Return to the hotel. Lunch. In the afternoon, excursion Taxembach Pass. Return to the hotel. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 6 BRÜCK – INNSBRUCK – BRÜCK Breakfast and departure for Innsbruck, capital of Tirol. City tour. Innsbruck was the first city to have a stable theater in the German language. From the city skyline the towers of the Baroque cathedral, the Basilica of Wietten, the Olympic Jump, the tower of the city, the Column of Saint Anne, the Triumphal Arch, the Court Church, the Mausoleum of Emperor Maximilian and the Goldenes Dachl (Little Golden Roof) all stand out. Lunch in restaurant and free time. In the afternoon Return to the hotel. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 7 BRÜCK – HERRENCHIEMSEE – ZELL AM SEE – BRÜCK Breakfast. Morning departure for Prien to take the boat that crosses the Chiemsee, the largest lake in the region of Bavaria, to the Gentlemen’s Island, where is foud the Herrenchiemsee Palace, last of the 4 constructed by the Crazy King Ludwig II of Bavaria in 1885 and that is preserved intact. Tour of the Palace with local guide. Lunch in restaurant. Afternoon departure for the beautiful city of Zell Am See, skirting a marvelous lake in the Tauern Alps. Free time. Return to the hotel. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 8 BRÜCK – MUNICH – MADRID Breakfast. Free time. Transfer to the airport at the scheduled time of Munich to embark on regular flight to Madrid and END OF TRIP