Eastern Europe (Austria Hungry)
Day 1: Arrival Vienna
After arriving Vienna, meet our local representative and get transferred to the hotel. After reaching hotel, complete the check in formalities. Rest of the day is at leisure. You can explore the city by yourself. Baroque streetscapes and imperial palaces set the stage for Vienna's artistic and musical masterpieces alongside its coffee-house culture and vibrant epicurean and design scenes. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 2: Vienna
Have breakfast in hotel. The day is at leisure. This city tour will introduce you to the the most important sights of the Austrian capital. As we drive around the famous 'Ringstrasse', Vienna's main boulevard, we pass by the State Opera, the Museums of Fine Art and Natural History, the Parliament building, the Burgtheater (National Theatre), the City Hall and the University. The highlight of this programme is the visit to Schonbrunn Palace where we take a tour of some of the most magnificently decorated rooms. We return to the city centre, passing by Belvedere Palace, where you will have the opportunity to end your tour, or you can choose to continue to the State Opera House, where the tour ends. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 3: Vienna – Innsbruck
Have breakfast in hotel. Check out from the hotel & get transfer to the train station. Board the train to Innsbruck. Arrive Innsbruck, get transferred to the hotel. Check in to the hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. Explore this city by yourself. Tyrol’s capital is a sight to behold. The jagged rock spires of the Nordkette range are so close that within minutes it’s possible to travel from the city's heart to over 2000m above sea level and alpine pastures where cowbells chime. Summer and winter activities abound, and it’s understandable why some visitors only take a peek at Innsbruck proper before heading for the hills. But to do so is a shame, for Innsbruck is in many ways Austria in microcosm: its late-medieval Altstadt is picture-book stuff, presided over by a grand Habsburg palace and baroque cathedral, while its Olympic ski jump with big mountain views make a spectacular leap between the urban and the outdoors. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 4: Innsbruck
Breakfast at hotel, today visit Sworvaski Crystal World Tour. This tour will take you to explore the fantastic and sparkling world of Swarovski. Aboard a fast and comfortable coach from central Innsbruck (30 minutes drive), you will be taken to the world famous Swarovski Crystal World, situated in Wattens. The redesign of this extraordinary tourist destination, which will be reopened in April 2015, represents the largest expansion of the crystalline world of experience to date. Working in collaboration with artists from throughout the globe and internationally renowned architects, a park landscape is emerging on 7.5 hectares of land surrounding the iconic Giant, with unparalleled art installations and new structures, such as, for example, the playtower and the playground, a restaurant, and the Foyer. The crowning feature of the new garden is the Crystal Cloud, created by Andy Cao and Xavier Perrot. The monumental installation drifts above a black Mirror Pool, enticing visitors to pause and be inspired. Straddling an area of roughly 1,400 square meters, this ephemeral work is the largest of its kind in the world. The Crystal Cloud consists of approximately 600,000 hand-mounted Swarovski crystals. A descending path draws visitors into the Mirror Pool where the crystals' light is captured like stars shimmering in the night sky , even in daylight.
Day 5: Innsbruck to Salzburg
Have breakfast in hotel. Check out from the hotel. Transfer to the train station and board the train to Salzburg. Approx journey time 2Hr 30 min. Arrive Salzburg, meet our local representative and get transfer to hotel. check in to the hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. Explore the city by yourself. The joke 'If it's baroque, don't fix it' is a perfect maxim for Salzburg: the storybook Old Town burrowed below steep hills looks much as it did when Mozart lived here 250 years ago. Standing beside the fast-flowing Salzach River, your gaze is raised inch by inch to graceful domes and spires, the formidable clifftop fortress and the mountains beyond. It's a backdrop that did the lordly prince-archbishops and Maria proud. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 6: Salzburg
Breakfast at hotel, today visit Mozart City tour. Stroll through Mozart's Salzburg and take a closer look at the main sights of this picturesque city. The tour begins by the Palace of Mirabell which was built in year 1606 and today home to the office of the local Mayor and city offices. Then pass the Mozarteum (University of Music) one of the world's most prestigious music academies. You will arrive in Markart Square with the Landestheatre (The Regional Theatre), The Trinity Church and Mozart's Wohnhaus (Mozart's Residence), where the composer lived for many years. Crossing over the Salzach (Salt) river you will have a wonderful view of this magical city. You will pass by the Law Courts on the way to the Hellbrunn Palace where you will have a short photo stop. Hellbrunn Palace was built at the start of the 17th century to the design of the great architect Santino Solari and used as a hunting lodge and weekend residence by Salzburg's Archbishops. On the way back to the city centre you will pass by the Palace of Frohnburg and the Nonnberg Abbey, situated beneath the impressive Hohensalzburg Fortress, before entering the heart of the city through the Siegmunds Gate. Once in the old city you will pass by the Festival Halls, Old University, Horse Pond, Getreidegasse and the Blasius Church. The tour finishes in Mozart Square where you will see the famous Mozart statue and the Cathedral. Over night at Salzburg
Day 7: Salzburg – Budapest
Breakfast at hotel. Check out from the hotel and board the train to Budapest . Approx journey time 4Hrs. Arrive Budapest . Get transferred to the hotel. Check in to the hotel. Rest of the is at leisure. Welcome to the City of Golden liquid bisected by the Vltaava River which offer you numerous Romanesque chapels and cellars, Gothic cathedrals, Baroque palaces and gardens, worldly Art Nouveau buildings, and unique Cubist architecture make it a place with no parallel in the worlds. Its famous for its Old Town Square, filled up lots of Pubs, clubs , coffee houses etc. The heart of the historic city center is full of colorful baroque buildings, Gothic churches and the medieval Astronomical Clock, which gives an animated hourly show. pedestrian Charles Bridge is lined with statues of Catholic saints. Over night at hotel
Day 8: Budapest
Have breakfast in hotel. Proceed for Budapest City tour . On this tour you will be passing by the Parliament building before crossing the Danube on the Margaret Bridge and drive to the Royal Castle on the Buda side of the city. Here you will have some free time to yourself to visit the Fishermen's Bastion which offers stunning views over the city and the Mathias Church. Your tour will continue to the Gillert Hill before crossing the Elisabeth Bridge from where you will drive towards the Heroes' Square. Passing by the Opera and St Stephen's Basilica you reach the Hotel Intercontinental where your tour ends.. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 9: Budapest
Have breakfast in hotel. Today’s day is at leisure. You may explore Jewish Heritage story by your own . Visit the most important chapters of the Hungarian Jewry's history and the Elizabeth town. walkdown on the streets of the so-called Pest Jewish Quarter, then you can explore the 'status quo ante" Rumbach Street Synagogue, Visit the Dohany Street Synagogue, which is the largest in Europe and the second largest in the world. Explore Jewish Museum, where you get acquainted with the Hungarian Jewish heritage trough a unique collection of art pieces from Hungary and Eastern Europe, and the rich tradition of Judaism, its holidays and everyday life. A separate room commemorates the Hungarian Holocaust. Beside these you can visit the Martyrs' Cemetery, the Raoul Wallenberg Memorial Park with the Tree of Life and the Heroes' Temple. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 10: Budapest – Homebound
Have breakfast in hotel and check out from the hotel. Get transferred to airport for departure.