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8 Days - 7 Nights

Stretching from Salzburg to Vienna, the "Romantic Road" is largely unknown as such. Conjuring images from the Middle Ages to modern times, this route of castles and ruins, stately mansions, and now magnificent Schloss hotels beckons the visitor to a unique not-quite-forgotten world of by-gone days that yearns to be discovered.

Day 1:
Arrival in Salzburg - visit of Salzburg (Getreidegasse, Mozart's Geburtshaus, Domplatz, Schloss Mirabell and the Fortress). Overnights in Salzburg (Hotel Mozart or similar) x2.

Day 2:
Excursion to Mondsee - visit of the baroque town center and the famed "wedding church". Journey on to nearby St. Gilgen, in the lovely Salzkammergut. Take a trip by boat across Lake Wolfgang to the town of St. Wolfgang. Lunch in the White Horse Inn - beautiful views of the lake and visit of the Michael Pacher altar in the adjacent village church. On to Bad Ischl, summer home of Emperor Franz Joseph and the operetta composer Franz Lehar. Coffee stop in Austria's number 2 Kaffeehaus - Zauner's - for a relaxing interlude.

Day 3:
Excursion to pristine Hallstatt - visit of the oldest salt mine in Austria and the town with it's archaeological excavations. Lunch at Hotel Gruner Baum (on the lake). Afternoon visit to Obertraun, famous for its ice caverns; explore the Salzkammergut. Overnight in Loibichl at the famous Seehof Hotel on the beautiful Mondsee.

Day 4:
Travel to Gmunden - visit of the town (guided tour) - a long the Austrian Romantic Road to Scharnstein (Scharnstein Chateau). Lunch in a traditional inn. Travel on to Wels - visit of the inner city - with its famous historical old town square - time for shopping, then on Kremsmunster (short visit of the abbey and the Streitwieser Musical Instrument Museum). Overnight in Kremsmunster - Hotel "Schlair.

Day 5:
Travel to Steyr - visit of the old romantic river town. Early lunch in the Hotel Minichmayr overlooking the river, on to St. Florian and Enns - the oldest existing town in Austria - along the Romantik Road. Coffee stop at the Kaffeehaus Blumenstraussl in Grein. Journey along the timeless Danube through the Wachau Wine Valley to Krems. Overnight at the Hotel Steigenberger Avance in Krems.

Day 6:
On to Melk - visit of the imposing Benedictine Abbey with its ornate library, on to Schallaburg the renaissance castle with its wonderful manneristic garden. Ship leaves in Krems at 1100, 1350, and 1615 to Spitz or Krems. Overnight in Krems - Hotel Steigenberger Advance.

Day 7:
Journey to Gottweig on the Danube; visit of the abbey; further on to Schloss Grafenegg, and lunch in the Schlosstaverne with its breathtaking views. Surface travel to Vienna (overnight). Clima Hotel Johann Strauss or Erzherzog Hotel Rainer.

Day 8: (optional)
Sightseeing in Vienna - experience the wonders of the old imperial capital or early flight connecting to Muncih or Frankfurt, returning home on the same day.



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