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From Vienna: Hallstatt and Alpine Peaks with Skywalk Lift

1. From Vienna: Hallstatt and Alpine Peaks with Skywalk Lift

After pickup from your centrally-located Vienna hotel, depart on a day trip to stunning region of Salzkammergut. Stop at Schloss Ort, a snow-white castle where countless couples dream of celebrating their weddings. Take the opportunity to snap some photos on its famous wooden bridge. Continue to the heart of the Salzkammergut region, the fabulous town of Hallstatt, set on the shores of an azure-blue lake. Ascend to the Skywalk to enjoy breathtaking views over the town, lake, and mountains. You will have some free time for lunch and to wander the narrow streets, or hire a boat to explore from the water. On the way back you to Vienna, make a stop at the charming resort town of Traunkirchen, located on the bank of the deepest lake in Austria. Admire the unforgettable natural landscape from this lovely place, before continuing to Vienna where your tour will end at the Vienna State Opera.

Vienna: 1-Hour Boat Tour on the Danube Canal

2. Vienna: 1-Hour Boat Tour on the Danube Canal

Embark on a boat trip along the Danube Canal through the historical and modern city of Vienna. Once known as the “Vienna Water,” the “Vienna Arm," and the “Little Danube," this route of today’s Danube Canal was the main arm of the Danube in the Middle Ages. On this tour, see important buildings including the Uniqa Tower, the Urania Observatory, hotels and commercial buildings by Jean Nouvel, and the Media Tower by Hans Hollein. Take a look at the Schützenhaus by Otto Wagner, the Ringturm, the Rossauer Barracks, and the waste incineration plant of Spttelau designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser. Choose to enjoy a 2-course lunch of schnitzel meal during your trip. Below the lock, the boat turns around and heads back to the starting point. Let the new Vienna and its countless graffiti art pieces and trendy areas enchant you as they pass by.

Vienna: 3.5-Hour Grand Danube River Cruise

3. Vienna: 3.5-Hour Grand Danube River Cruise

Experience Vienna on board the MS Wien and MS Vindobona ships. The MS Vindobona was lovingly designed by artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser and with its distinctive coloring is now one of the city’s attractions itself. Let the Viennese scenery pass by on the Great Danube Tour and enjoy “green Vienna” (route A) and “modern Vienna” (route B). This tour starts at the Vienna/City station at Schwedenplatz, passing the Urania observatory and continues through the ‘green heart’ of Vienna and the woods of the Prater area. Downstream from the Freudenau lock, the ship docks at the Marina Wien station. Following the shores of the Danube Island and past a grain silo that was converted into a hotel and a stadium, your tour continues to the Reichsbrücke station. From the Reichsbrücke or Marina Wien station onwards, see ‘modern Vienna’ with its Danube plateau skyline, Danube Tower, and Millenium Tower. Via the Nussdorf lock system, reach the Danube Canal, where you will experience ‘historic Vienna,’ as well as the interesting architecture of the The Hundertwasser District Heating Plant in Spittelau, the Roßau Barracks, Ringturm, the Urania observatory, and much more. The tour terminates in Vienna’s center at Schwedenplatz station.

Vienna: City Sightseeing Tour in an Electro Vintage Car

4. Vienna: City Sightseeing Tour in an Electro Vintage Car

Enjoy riding through Vienna with an optional bottle of the finest sparkling wine. Discover the beautiful city whilst your driver recounts exciting and unknown stories of Vienna's history. The rebuilt electro-vintage car is comfortable and offers 5 seats. This is an enchanting experience for young and old people.  Pass by the most historic Viennese sights in the first district such as Am Hof, Imperial Palace Hofburg, Volksgarten, Burgtheater, Rathaus (City Hall), and part of the famous Ringstraße. Drinks are conveniently served directly inside of the car during your sightseeing tour. Enjoy a special dining table with a bottle of sparkling wine, Viennese sandwiches, and petit fours to enjoy while you drive by choosing one of the premium options.

Vienna: Wachau, Melk Abbey, and Danube Valleys Tour

5. Vienna: Wachau, Melk Abbey, and Danube Valleys Tour

Experience a romantic sightseeing tour by bus and boat from Vienna, introducing you to the beauty of the Wachau and Danube Valleys in Lower Austria. Visit the Benedictine Abbey of Melk with a guide. In winter, enjoy lunch in place of the Danube boat trip. Explore the River Danube as it flows around picturesque villages and steep vineyards. Pass by many ancient castles testify to the former importance of the river. One of these is the ruins of Dürnstein Castle, where, according to legend, Richard the Lionheart was kept imprisoned, and was eventually freed by his faithful minstrel Blondel. Then take a romantic boat trip along the legendary Danube (only in summer, in winter we offer you a lunch). In the old city of Krems, go to the heart of the Wachau wine-growing region, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site for its architectural and agricultural history. Then, follow your guide to the Danube River town of Melk. Visit the Benedictine Abbey of Melk, one of Austria's most famous Baroque buildings and its cultural and spiritual center.

Vienna: Danube Canal Cruise with Apple Strudel

6. Vienna: Danube Canal Cruise with Apple Strudel

Discover the wonders of Vienna from a different perspective on this idyllic cruise along the Danube Canal. The trip begins at Schwedenplatz and sets sail onto the Viennese Donaukanal. Watch as the lock below is turned and the boat turns around to continue the journey. As you glide along the water, soak up the sights that surround you and enjoy a delicious warm apple strudel and a hot drink. Choose between a melange, hot chocolate, or a tea, then find a seat to admire the view. On the tour, see a selection of the city’s most iconic buildings, including the Uniqa Tower, Uranie Observatory, Jean Nouvel hotel and commercial building, the Schützenhaus by Otto Wagner, Ringturm, Roßauer Kaserne, Zaha Hadid House and the Spittelau waste incineration plant designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser.

From Vienna: Full Day Trip to Hallstatt and Salzkammergut

7. From Vienna: Full Day Trip to Hallstatt and Salzkammergut

Depart Vienna and journey by bus into the Austrian Alps to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Salzkammergut, famous for its scenic lakes, limestone mountains and historic castles. Continue to the beautiful village of Hallstatt on the Hallstätter See and learn more about the development of the village and its salt production industry, dating back to prehistoric times.  Next, climb aboard a boat and cruise across the tranquil waters of the Hallstätter See (only in the summer). Get some free time to explore the village on your own before making your way back to Vienna.

Vienna: Sightseeing Boat Tour with Lunch

8. Vienna: Sightseeing Boat Tour with Lunch

Take a boat trip through Vienna, beginning and ending at Schwedenplatz. During the sightseeing cruise, enjoy a light and modern lunch dish aboard the MS Blue Danube. The menu consists of 2 courses, a soup or appetizer/starter and main course; or a main course and a dessert. For all menus, you can have either the starter or dessert. Winter Menu (December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020): Starter - • Garlic cream soup with croutons  Main - • Beef roast in a creamy sauce with a dumpling  or • Pumpkin risotto with parmesan Dessert - •  Speculaas parfait Spring Menu (March 2, 2020 to May 31, 2020) Starter - • Wild garlic cream soup Main - • Cevapcici with tomato rice or • Tuna strudel with harissa fisoles and egg Dessert -  • Curd poppy seed cream with plum roaster Summer Menu (June 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020): Starter -  • Asparagus soup with sheep's cheese croutons Main -  • Pork chops with letscho and fries or • Gnocchi alla carbonara Dessert - • Yoghurt and mango parfait with honey and pistachios  Autumn Menu (September 1, 2020 to November 30, 2020): Starter -  • Chestnut soup Main -  • Pork medallions with pumpkin or • Gnocchi with pumpkin sauce  Dessert - • Apple tiramisu in a glass If someone is vegan or vegetarian, they can choose a main dish from the general menu. Allergy sufferers must be announced in advance, then an alternative is accordingly prepared. The menu is changed every season. You will cruise on a loop trip starting at the Schiffsstation Wien/City on Schwedenplatz the Danube Canal. On this tour you will see important buildings such as: Uniqa Tower, Urania Observatory, Badeschiff, the hotel and commercial building of Jean Nouvel, Schützenhaus of Otto Wagner, Ringturm, Roßauer barracks, and the Zaha Hadid House designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser. The MS Blue Danube impresses with nautical flair and extravagant interior design and is also air conditioned. Free leaflets with map and short descriptions in 10 languages are on board, and GPS-based information about the sights is displayed on the screens.

Vienna: Hofburg Palace, Sisi Museum & Silver Collection Tour

9. Vienna: Hofburg Palace, Sisi Museum & Silver Collection Tour

Discover the highlights of Vienna including the Hofburg Imperial Palace Complex, the Silver Collection, the Imperial Treasury, and the quaint Old Town with a private guide. Choose between the 2-, 2.5-, 3-, and 4-hour tours and optional pickup. Don't miss the Hofburg Imperial Palace Complex during your visit to Vienna. It was the residence of the Habsburgs for over 600 years and thus the center of the Holy Roman Empire. Get a feel for the essence and explore the whole area inside with a private guide. 2-hour tourDuring the 2-hour tour, step inside the Hofburg Imperial Palace Complex and discover the Conference Room, which was used for the ministerial conferences that were chaired by the emperor. See the whole interior with 24 different rooms, including the private bedrooms of the imperial couple, their Guest Salons, and Elisabeth's Dressing Room. The Silver Collection with valuable porcelain and crystal glasses will give you an insight into the court dining culture of the imperial dynasty. At the Sisi Museum, see over 300 personal items that belonged to Elizabeth, including her dresses, parasols, gloves, and beauty preparations. 2.5-hour tourChoose the 2.5-hour option to take advantage of private transportation to the Hofburg Palace in an air-conditioned vehicle. Enjoy a hassle-free journey from your accommodation in Vienna. At the end of the 2-hour tour of the Palace, you will be driven back to your accommodation. 3-hour tour Extend to a 3-hour to also visit the Imperial Treasury (Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien). Use your entrance tickets to explore one of the largest collections of the Holy Roman Empire and Austrian heritage. Inside you will find the Imperial Crown, famous Holy Lance, Order of the Golden Fleece, and much more. 4-hour tour If you choose the 4-hour option you will also see the selected highlights of Vienna Old Town. Learn interesting facts and legends about the city and see St. Stephan’s Cathedral, St. Peter's Church, and the Column of The Trinity. Your local guide will lead you through multiple alleys and areas of the city.

From Vienna: Dürnstein and Wachau Cruise

10. From Vienna: Dürnstein and Wachau Cruise

Every Saturday & Sunday between July and September, you can have the opportunity to take a ride on the luxurious MS Kaiserin Elisabeth II, traveling from Vienna to the Wachau Valley. Enjoy the navigation and the beautiful view of the surrounding villages, meadows and forests as you sit back and relax. During your two-hour journey, you can stroll through Dürnstein and explore the quaint village. The ship has a well-equipped onboard restaurant which allows you to choose from a wide range of breakfasts, lunches, and snacks. All meals are freshly prepared for you on board and the emphasis is placed on regional cuisine.

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Well it was a very amazing experience I had in the entire journey. Properly planned and managed by the team, really appreciate. Hallstatt was mesmerising, if you have a single day with you in Austria-Vienna then I would strongly recommend to choose this one day tour. You need not have to research and find a way instead you just have to board the bus and the rest is taken care by the team.. I really didn’t get a chance to thank you Sofiya who was our instructor but I would request the team to convey my regard. She was amazing and kept up the energy till the end of the journey with so much of stories and information of Hallstatt, Vienna and Austria. Thank you Team for your wonderful efforts. I loved it :)

Tour guide was very informative! The Tour Bus was easy to locate as per the directions! Loved the overall Tour experience! Looking forward to meeting again tom for my upcoming tour Flora Dubai

Excellent tour and great tour guide (Tomas). The Wachau Valley is beautiful and the wines were excellent. We also had a fun group of people.

Bratislava old city and history wonderful way to spend the day. Saint Martin’s church beautiful especially the alter stained glass.

Amazing views, the guide Dasha is awesome, we had a great time!