Innsbruck with the Annasäule and the Karwendel Mountains
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Grand Austria Tour:
Vienna, Graz, Salzburg & Innsbruck

Vienna – Graz – Großglockner – Dolomites – Innsbruck – Salzburg – Wachau

15 days | from EUR 2,467.00 pp in dbl-room*

Experience all four corners of Austria: This comprehensive tour is a perfect introduction to the country's incredible variety of sites and landscapes. You will experience the lush plains of Lower Austria and the Danube Valley, the rolling hills of pre-Alpine Styria, and the towering Peaks of the Upper Austrian Alps, including the Großglockner, Austria's highest mountain. Additional stops in Italy, Switzerland or Germany could be easily added.


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Day 1 to 3: Wien

Accommodation:
A quiet residence outside the Ring2 Nights | Bed & Breakfast

The small hotel with 26 bedrooms is imbued with homelike atmosphere rarely found in a commercial establishment. This is not due to chance: It was the intention of owner Otto Wiesenthal from the start to provide guests with an extra measure of hospitality. Before opening his hotel in 1991, Herr Wiesenthal was in the computer business, where his unpleasant experiences with impersonal hotels inspired him to create an inn where guests are welcomed as friends. Located on a quiet side street outside the Inner Ring, the hotel is a 15-minute walk to the heart of Vienna. A staircase leads up one level to the reception area. The reception staff will gladly assist with sightseeing plans, dinner reservations and tickets for events. On the same floor there is a cozy lounge with an open fireplace, which is a popular meeting point for regular guests and local artists and musicians.

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Day 2: Wien

Guided Tour (OPTIONAL)Guided tour Vienna(2 hours, german)

Dr. Marco Pongratz-Lippitt is a knowledgeable city guide who brings Vienna's history and present to life with light-footed and profound humour. Large connections become visible without getting lost in details. Together with him one walks for a few hours on side paths through the Danube metropolis and sees beside the important sights like the Hofburg, the Stephansdom and the city centre also some hidden, enchanting inner courtyards.


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Day 3 to 5: Graz

Rental car pick-up
Broker: Sunny Cars
Vehicle: Mietwagen Sunnycars
Rate: Sunnycars (Stand: 29.01.2019): DBA – VW Golf /AC/4dr oder ähnlich, All-in/FF
Location: Wien Flughafen

From Wien to Graz196 km | 2 hours 30 minutes

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Semmering
At the summit of the Semmering Pass at an altitude of 985 metres there is a sophisticated climatic health resort. In the 19th century Semmering became a popular holiday destination for the “fine society” of Vienna. In the Südbahnhotel from 1882 or the Kurhaus from 1909 the nobility met, among them Emperor Karl I and his son Otto. But artists such as Oskar Kokoschka and Karl Kraus also shook hands here. From 1854 the Semmeringbahn was a magnet for visitors. The first mountain railway in Europe leads through 15 tunnels and crosses 16 adventurous viaducts.

Accommodation:
A guesthouse in the heart of Graz2 Nights | Bed & Breakfast

The inn with 27 lovingly furnished guest rooms is located on Lendplatz in the heart of Graz with a view of the Schlossberg. There is also an apartment with living area, kitchenette and large terrace. In the morning, a breakfast buffet with mainly local products from regional partners is served. In the restaurant you can enjoy original Styrian home cooking as well as traditional Austrian cuisine. Numerous cafés and the old town are within walking distance.

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Day 5 to 7: Großglockner Upper Alpine Road

From Graz to Heiligenblut293 km | 4 hours

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Accommodation:
A former mountain farmhouse2 Nights | Bed & Breakfast

Today the 400-year-old farmhouse above Heiligenblut is a small chalet hotel that can accommodate up to 35 guests. With its heavy wooden ceiling beams in the bedrooms and open fireplace in the rustic restaurant, the property has lost none of its historic flair. The restaurant specializes in traditional Austrian cuisine. A Turkish steam bath and a fitness room are also available. Although the inn with views of the Großglockner is especially popular among winter sports enthusiasts, the calmer summer months are ideal for relaxing or hiking on the numerous marked paths in the Großglockner National Park. Those who prefer to travel by car can take a scenic drive to the Großglockner Glacier.

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Day 7 to 9: Völs am Schlern

From Heiligenblut to Völs am Schlern192 km | 3 hours 30 minutes

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Accommodation:
A hotel at the foot of the Dolomites2 Nights | Bed & Breakfast

The family-run 4-star hotel in Völs am Schlern, at the foot of the Dolomites, is a place of contrasts and perfect symbiosis at the same time: behind the historic walls of the former residence of Baron von Colonna from the 13th century, hides modern design. The rooms and suites are individually furnished – traditional or modern, but always stylish – and are partly located in the adjoining building, the Kraiterhaus. The staff is attentive and spoils the guests with South Tyrolean hospitality. Art lovers will appreciate the hotel's private art collection with works by Picasso, Kokoschka or Dix. The wellness area with sauna, fitness room and pool as well as a salt cave complete the pallette of services. The award-winning restaurant serves regional dishes and a large selection of South Tyrolean wines.

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Day 9 to 11: Innsbruck

From Völs am Schlern to Innsbruck129 km | 2 hours

Accommodation:
A historical downtown hotel2 Nights | Bed & Breakfast

The old double eagle coat of arms of the Astro-Hungarian Empire still hangs above the entrance to the historical guesthouse. In the 15th century the stalls of Emperor Maximilian I (known as the Knightstood on the site. The stalls were replaced by a patrician villa in the 17th century that has now served as an inn for nearly 500 years. Since its recent restoration the hotel has been awarded a 4-star rating. No two rooms in the building are alike, and most are decorated in accordance with a specific theme, such as the Sissi Room named after the Austrian Princess or the Castle Room. The area of the building that contains the hotel restaurant was once part of a neighbouring monastery. The restaurant, one of the best in Innsbruck, also has a proud, 500-year tradition. A wellness and massage centre is also available to guests.

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Day 11 to 13: Salzburg

From Innsbruck to Salzburg171 km | 3 hours

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Accommodation:
A historical villa in Salzburg2 Nights | Bed & Breakfast

The historic villa was built in 1863 by an Italian master builder and from 1923 to 1938 was the residence of the world-famous von Trapp family, whose life underlies the musical “The Sound of Music”. The property is situated in the middle of a picturesque park near the historical centre of Salzburg. Since 2008 the hotel has been restored to its former glory and is open to the public for the first time as a hotel. Numerous photos recall the former inhabitants of the villa, creating a family charm. The former bedrooms are now stylish and individually furnished guest rooms. In the dining room you start the day with a rich breakfast, which you can finish later with a glass of wine on the large terrace or in the cosy salon.

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Day 13 to 15: Dürnstein

From Salzburg to Dürnstein245 km | 3 hours

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Accommodation:
A palace overlooking the Danube2 Nights | Bed & Breakfast

The palace in Dürnstein was built by a princess in 1632. She chose the location well: a high cliff overlooking the beautiful Danube as it winds through vineyards on the way to Vienna. Today the palace is a luxury Relais-et-Chateaux hotel considered one of the best properties in Austria. Read more→

Meals are served on the popular garden terrace above the river. The individually decorated rooms are complemented by elegant lounges with period furniture. Among many other activities, guests can take a dip in the indoor or outdoor swimming pools, enjoy a sauna or steam bath, walk up to the medieval castle ruins above the picturesque town of Dürnstein, stroll along the river or among the vineyards, or take day trips to nearby Vienna.

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Day 15: Vienna

From Dürnstein101 km | 1 hour 30 minutes

Rental car drop-off
Location: Wien Flughafen


Additional Services

Climate Compensation
In order to compensate part of the CO2 emissions caused by your travels, we raise a voluntary donation, which is being transfered in its entirety to the Klima-Kollekte GmbH in Berlin or Wildlands South Africa. 

With your donation CO2-saving projects are supported; one example being solar cookers for Lesotho. Further information can be found at www.umfulana.com/about-umfulana/projects/climate-compensation
www.klima-kollekte.de and www.wildlands.co.za

If you wish to opt out of the Umfulana climate initiative, please note this on your booking form.

Sunny Cars Permit for Italy (payable on site)
We will inform Sunny Cars that your trip includes driving in Italy. Any fees incurred are to be paid at the time of picking up your rental car.

Vehicle

Company: Sunny Cars
Rate: Sunnycars (Stand: 29.01.2019): DBA - VW Golf /AC/4dr oder ähnlich, All-in/FF

Services


The cost is per person based on two people sharing a double room and includes accommodation and meals per itinerary.

from USD 2,719.00*
(from EUR 2,467.00)*




You can start this tour on any date.
Best Travel Time:
April–Sept.

Upon booking this tour you will receive:
» the names, addresses and telephone numbers of each accommodation
» Your vouchers
» detailed directions to each accommodation

Please call us if you would like to request a customized itinerary, book a tour or just ask quesitons about our range of services.


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Jessica Parkin
Ph.: +49 (0)2268 92298-23

Melissa Nußbaum
Ph.: +49 (0)2268 92298-57

Leslie Jalowiecki
Ph.: +49 (0)2268 92298-67

Booking Process


1. Your Tour Specifications
Request a tailor-made tour proposal. Indicate your interests, desired destinations, travel period and budget.

2. Consulting + Itinerary
Our experienced staff will provide professional consulting and prepare a tailor-made proposal based on your specifications.

3. Booking
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4. Payment + Travel Documents
After completion of the booking process, you will receive a confirmed itinerary. The complete travel documents will be forwarded to you on receipt of the remaining balance following payment of the deposit.

5. Tour
We wish you a relaxing and memorable trip. Enjoy your holiday!

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*) The price is per person based on two people sharing a double room. Prices may vary by season and due to differences in available services.
All tours are sold in euros.
Prices indicated in other currencies are for informational purposes only and may vary in accordance with changes in exchange rates.