Luxury Austria Tours

Introduction to Austria
(6 Days)
Vienna, Salzburg

Best of Vienna
(5 Days)

Highlights of Austria
(7 Days)
Vienna, Salzburg & Hallstatt

Journey Through Austria
(10 Days)
Vienna & the Wachau, Salzburg, Innsbruck

Food & Wine of Austria
(7 Days)
Vienna, the Wachau, Burgenland

Multi-country Tours

Highlights of Austria & Germany
(10 Days)
Vienna, Salzburg & Hallstatt, Munich & Neuschwanstein

Budapest, Vienna, Prague
(10 Days)

Best of Vienna & Prague
(7 Days)

Budapest & Vienna
(7 Days)

Highlights of Slovenia & Austria
(9 Days)
Ljubljana with Lake Bled & the Julian Alps, Salzburg, Vienna

Christmas Markets of Europe
(15 Days)
Munich & Nuremberg, Salzburg, Vienna, Prague & Dresden, Berlin

Journey Through Central Europe
(15 Days)
Warsaw, Krakow, Budapest, Vienna, Prague

Art Tour of Berlin & Vienna
(7 Days)
Berlin, Vienna

Ljubljana, Salzburg & Munich
(10 Days)
Ljubljana with Lake Bled & the Julian Alps, Salzburg & Salzkammergut, Munich

Exclusive Austria, Germany & Switzerland
(16 Days)
Vienna, Salzburg, Munich, Baden-Baden & Colmar, Lucerne, Lausanne

Highlights of Austria & Germany

(10 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Vienna, Salzburg & Hallstatt, Munich & Neuschwanstein

This private luxury tour features the cultural highlights of Austria and Bavaria while staying at the top luxury accommodations.

Begin in Vienna. During private touring, your expert local guide will take you to the most interesting neighborhoods, upscale shops and food markets, and help you navigate the overwhelming wealth of spectacular art, architecture and history in this former imperial capital. Visit the Spanish Riding School to see the Lipizzaner Stallions during a training session or performance. See the highlights of world-renowned palaces and museums such as the MuseumsQuartier, Kunsthistorisches, Albertina, Schönbrunn (including the Bergl Rooms), the Jewish Museum and the Freud Museum. Tour architectural monuments that exemplify the best in Vienna's Gothic, Baroque and Secessionist styles including St. Stephen's Cathedral and Otto Wagner-designed buildings. Visit our favorite shops selling exquisite linens, crystal, chocolates, gourmet foods and antiques. Visit up-and-coming neighborhoods known for their designers and chefs. Taste local culinary specialties at our favorite stalls in the enormous Naschmarkt food market. We'll also ensure you have daily opportunities to visit Vienna's leading coffee houses and patisseries.

Next, tour the Wachau, the beautiful wine-growing region along the Danube River. Tour Melk's famous abbey and take a cruise on the Danube, passing castles, vineyards and villages. Also, enjoy wine tasting at one of Austria's leading wineries.

Continue to Salzburg, a charming Baroque town famous for Mozart and The Sound of Music. Tour highlights such as the Cathedral, Mozart's birthplace, and the Mirabell Palace and Gardens. Walk down Getreidegasse, Salzburg's most famous shopping street, and visit select boutiques specializing in local products such as loden coats, Christmas decorations and Mozartkugel chocolate pralines. Tour markets, art museums and other historical highlights. One day, take a private excursion through the Salzkammergut, a stunning region of mountains and lakes in the Austrian Alps. Tour the salt mines and also visit film sites from The Sound of Music or perhaps visit Hallstatt, a beautiful lakeside town that's considered the oldest settlement in Austria.

Conclude in Munich, the dynamic capital of Bavaria. Explore the Old Town during a flexible private tour. Visit Marienplatz to see the neo-Gothic city hall and its famed Glockenspiel. Stroll interesting shopping streets, see local gardens and browse the Viktualienmarkt outdoor food market. Visit the Frauenkirche—the symbol of the city—and the Beer and Oktoberfest Museum, if desired. Other touring options include the Residenz (the former royal palace) or the Alte Pinakothek art museum. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can arrange a private tour of the BMW factory and museum or of the Nymphenburg porcelain factory.

One day, take a private excursion into the beautiful Bavarian countryside to visit Neuschwanstein, the fairytale castle built in the 19th century for King Ludwig II. The model for Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle, Neuschwanstein is a romantic vision of towers and turrets that rises out of a rocky hilltop and offers panoramic views of surrounding mountains, lakes and farmland. Also visit nearby Hohenschwangau, the neo-Gothic castle where Ludwig spent his childhood, as well as the Wieskirche (Church in the Meadow), a UNESCO World Heritage Site with spectacular Rococo interiors.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Vienna, Austria
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights
Day 2 Vienna
Full-day private tour
Day 3 Vienna
Full-day private tour
Day 4 Vienna – Wachau – Salzburg
Private transfer to hotel for 3 nights, with touring in Wachau en route
Day 5 Salzburg
Full-day private tour
Day 6 Salzburg & environs
Full-day private excursion to Salzkammergut and Hallstatt
Day 7 Salzburg – Munich, Germany
Private transfer to hotel for 3 nights. Afternoon private walking tour
Day 8 Munich
Half-day private tour
Day 9 Munich & Neuschwanstein
Full-day private excursion
Day 10 Depart Munich
Private airport transfer

Hotels
Vienna:

Park Hyatt Vienna or Hotel Sacher Vienna

Salzburg: Hotel Sacher Salzburg
Munich: Mandarin Oriental, Munich

Cost
$16,675 Per person (double occupancy)

Luxury Austria Tours

Introduction to Austria
(6 Days)
Vienna, Salzburg

Best of Vienna
(5 Days)

Highlights of Austria
(7 Days)
Vienna, Salzburg & Hallstatt

Journey Through Austria
(10 Days)
Vienna & the Wachau, Salzburg, Innsbruck

Food & Wine of Austria
(7 Days)
Vienna, the Wachau, Burgenland

Multi-country Tours

Highlights of Austria & Germany
(10 Days)
Vienna, Salzburg & Hallstatt, Munich & Neuschwanstein

Budapest, Vienna, Prague
(10 Days)

Best of Vienna & Prague
(7 Days)

Budapest & Vienna
(7 Days)

Highlights of Slovenia & Austria
(9 Days)
Ljubljana with Lake Bled & the Julian Alps, Salzburg, Vienna

Christmas Markets of Europe
(15 Days)
Munich & Nuremberg, Salzburg, Vienna, Prague & Dresden, Berlin

Journey Through Central Europe
(15 Days)
Warsaw, Krakow, Budapest, Vienna, Prague

Art Tour of Berlin & Vienna
(7 Days)
Berlin, Vienna

Ljubljana, Salzburg & Munich
(10 Days)
Ljubljana with Lake Bled & the Julian Alps, Salzburg & Salzkammergut, Munich

Exclusive Austria, Germany & Switzerland
(16 Days)
Vienna, Salzburg, Munich, Baden-Baden & Colmar, Lucerne, Lausanne

Testimonials

We loved our Austria trip. My mom and sisters and I continue to talk about the cooking class you arranged at the private home in Vienna. It was a highlight of our trip.
~ K.R., New York, NY

I can’t speak highly enough of your organization and the people you work with on the ground. The attention to detail on our trip through Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria and Switzerland was perfect.
~ B.F., Indianapolis, IN

My clients had a fabulous trip to Austria and Germany. The guides were exceptional in each location and you hit the nail on the head with the hotel recommendations. Your attention to detail was perfect.
~ P.L., Phoenixville, PA (travel agent)

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