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Austria Railway Tour

Vienna – Graz – Innsbruck – Salzburg

9 days | from EUR 1,170.00 pp in dbl-room*

See Austria's four greatest cities on a relaxing railway tour. The itinerary can be expanded as desired to include stops in Germany, Switzerland or Italy. The weatherproof tour can be taken any time of the year.


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A

Day 1 to 3: Wien

Vienna

Transfer to your hotel
Take a taxi or bus to the city.

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.

Wien

Attractions:

Vienna
The city on the Danube, which is situated at the crossroads of the transport routes from the Baltic to the Adriatic and from southern Germany to the Great Hungarian Plain, is much more than the capital of Austria. For many centuries Vienna was the center of a powerful empire covering much of southeast Europe, the seat of the powerful Habsburg Monarchy which ruled from the Middle Ages to the fall of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1918.The city's illustrious past is reflected in its stately palaces and other majestic landmarks along the ring surrounding the old town, such as the Staatsoper (state opera) and the ducal Hofburg. Today Vienna, former capital of the former multinational state, is a modern, cosmopolitan city with a touch of nostalgia for the glorious days of old. It is still the mecca of classical music with the world's largest music conservatory, the most famous concert halls with countless music events each year.


B

Day 3 to 5: Graz

From Wien to Graz by rail200 km – 2 hours 40 minutes

Accommodation:
A hotel in the Graz old town2 Nights | Bed & Breakfast

The Schlossberg Hotel is ideally located near the river, just a block from the pedestrian heart of Graz. The tasteful decor of this splendid small hotel is refreshing. The mood is set by the exterior, which is composed of three simple shuttered buildings, one painted French blue, one gray, and one yellow. Inside there is a small courtyard, a tiny bar, a comfortable lounge, and two cosy breakfast rooms. The owner, Dr. Marko, is a retired race-car driver. His wife used to own an antique store, and it is her taste for simple, country-style antiques that creates the ambiance. The bedrooms offer all modern conveniences yet still maintain the country feel. From the terrace on the hillside behind the hotel, reached by taking the elevator to the top floor, the view over the tiled rooftops across the river to the cathedral is spectacular. On one terrace level there is a small swimming pool.

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C

Day 5 to 7: Innsbruck

From Graz to Innsbruck by rail490 km – 6 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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D

Day 7 to 9: Salzburg

From Innsbruck to Salzburg171 km | 3 hours

Attractions:

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.

Attractions:


From Salzburg to Wien by rail333 km | 3 hours 30 minutes


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.


Services


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

from USD 1,329.00*
(from EUR 1,170.00)*




You can start this tour on any date.
Best Travel Time:
throughout the year

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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Your Consultants


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
To book a tour, simply fill out and submit the form. We will make all tour arrangements for you.

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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