Local departure by coach or Door to Door service, then to Belgium for an overnight stay.
We continue to Austria to reach the 4-star Naturerhotel Steinschaler Hof near the Lower Austrian resort of Rabenstein for a six-night stay. LS
Day 3 – Salamander train ride
Our first included train ride is on the Salamander Train, which carries us from Puchberg to Hochschneeberg. The Schneebergbahn then takes us on a journey through the high lying meadows of the Schneeberg, and in the a ternoon, we take the train ride back to Puchberg. B,D
Day 4 – 'Train ride to Heaven'
Today's train leaves directly from our hotel. Known as the ‘Train Ride to Heaven’, we travel to Mariazell, situated on a hill where you have an impressive view of the Alps and the River Salza. After lunch, we include a guided tour through the Lebkuchen Museum Pirker where one of the most famous Lebkuchen (ginger bread) in Austria is produced. Afterwards, enjoy a guided tour of the famous and impressive Mariazell basilica before driving back towards our hotel, where the evening ends with dinner and traditional music. B,L,D
Day 5 – Danube valley
Join today's included excursion which includes a guided tour of Melk Abbey before heading to Emmersdorf from where we take the Wachaubahn train to Krems. Here, we visit the Sandgrube13 winery where you can enjoy a tour through the vineyards. Tonight, we enjoy a tasting of the local Most (cider) after dinner. B,D
Day 6 – Vienna
Join our full-day included excursion to the Imperial City of Vienna. You can take our guided sightseeing tour, seeing many of the city’s famous landmarks, the majestic Danube River and the famous Prater Wheel, built over 100 years ago and today one of the most well-known landmarks of the city. After you will have time to enjoy the city at your leisure. Tonight, we enjoy dinner at a traditional ‘Heurigen’ restaurant in Vienna, before heading back to our hotel. B,D
Day 7 - Vienna to Bratislava cruise
We head back to Vienna to join the ‘Twin City Liner’ river cruise ship from Vienna to Bratislava. Enjoy our included guided tour before we return to our hotel for our final night in Austria. B,D
We leave Austria with a farewell gift and head to Belgium for an overnight stay. B
Included Meals: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, LS=Light Supper, D=Dinner