This tour from Vienna to Salzburg and the surrounding lake district is a wonderful opportunity to dive into the world of classical music and see some of the jewels of the world’s natural heritage.
Salzburg is an inviting, beautiful city on the banks of the River Salzach. It is also the world capital of classical music, as being the home town of both Mozart and Karajan. Mozart chocolates, Mozart rubber ducks, Mozart ice cream: There is practically nothing that doesn’t sport the likeness of this city’s greatest son. As the city in which Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born and grew up, Salzburg can fairly claim the title of the City of Mozart. Just be ready to bump into Mozart around almost every corner.
Walk through the Mirabell Gardens and see the house where Mozart was born, as well as the cathedral and St. Peter’s Abbey, one of the oldest abbeys in Europe. During your free time, you may choose to take the funicular up to the fortress of Hohensalzburg from where you have marvelous panoramic views over the city. Anyone who has ever watched the "Sound of Music" will be thrilled at seeing some of the film locations!
After embracing the cultural side of Salzburg, you will explore the natural beauty of the Salzkammergut lake region. What could be more magnificent than the reflection of the mighty Alpine mountains in the crystal clear water of the picturesque lakes? Prepare yourself for some unforgettable alpine landscapes, pure clear air and the sparkling blue water of the Wolfgang lake. These still waters of the mysterious lakes hide many legends and stories, which all contribute to the very special character of this tour.