Baroque Cities & Monarchs of the Danube

Be enchanted by the picturesque landscapes of Austria and the fascination of the
Habsburg dynasty while travelling along side the Danube

Travel by luxury car with your own personal tour guide and stay in exclusive hotels. We will be pleased to adapt this travel itinerary to your personal requests and interests.

Highlights: 6 Days/5 Nights

· Transportation by car or minivan during the entire tour

· English speaking driver-guide during the entire tour

· Admission the Abbey in Melk, Abbey in Göttweig (Mar - Nov), Monastery Klosterneuburg and to the Schönbrunn

· Accommodation in 5*

· Daily breakfast & city tax

*This program is also available as a self-drive tour

Day 1  Passau - Engelhartszell - Eferding -Wilhering - Linz

Departure from Passau through Nibelungen Street that takes you through the natural heart of one of the longest valleys of the Danube. Halfway you will see the legendary natural wonder of the Schlögener

Donauschlinge, where the Danube makes a 180° turn. The journey continues through Eferding Becken and then through the short and forested Engtal known as “the Linz Gate”until reaching Linz, a city full of baroque and natural wonders.

Day 2 Linz - Mauthausen - Grein

The day begins with a visit from Linz. In this city you can find many unexpected aspects of the Habsburg dynasty. The trip continues to one of the most beautiful baroque monasteries in Austria, the monastery

of San Florian, if you wish, you can make a visit inside (not included). Then travel to Mauthausen and then continue your journey through the fertile alluvial plain of the Machland region to the golden city of Grein.

Day 3 Grein - Melk - Krems

City tour. This medieval city is one of the most idyllic cities on the Danube. After the visit, continue the trip to the monumental palace of the monastery of Melk Abbey, a baroque jewel of world fame! Continue through the Wachau valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, well known for its lush vineyards, fortified churches and legendary castles, until you reach the beautiful medieval city of Krems. Visit of the city.

Day 4 Krems - Abbey Göttweig - Klosterneuburg - Vienna

Travel to the medieval city of Krems up to the imposing Göttweig Abbey, from here the great view of the Danube Valley is as impressive as the unusual architectural details of this abbey. Then continue your journey through a landscape of lushforests and a mosaic of fertile fields until you reach the magnificent Klosterneuburg monastery, which was the Habsburger residence. Finally the trip continues to the metropolis of the Danube, Vienna.

Vienna

In the morning, city tour. Vienna is the cultural meeting point on the traces of the Habsburgs and the baroque fascination of the Danube. No wonder, since Vienna was the imperial residence of the Habsburg House for centuries. During the visit of the city, you will admire the Opera, the Hofburg

Palace, the Parliament, the Town Hall and visit the Schönbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the Habsburgs. Spend your free afternoon at your leisure.

Vienna

Breakfast. End of tour.

OUR TIP:

Enjoy a dinner and concert at Vienna Kursalon. Listen to the most beautiful operettas and piano concerts available at additional cost.