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Discovery Journey Lake District + City of Salzburg

In Austria's center, the picture-perfect Lake District invites you to hike, discover the local cuisine, and marvel at the crystal clear waters. The city of Salzburg offers an equally iconic panorama, which was made famous through the Sound of Music. Follow in the footsteps of Mozart and explore his hometown with fresh eyes.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Late afternoon arrival by bus from Vienna in Hallstatt. This beautiful place on Lake Hallstatt has been awarded UNESCO world cultural heritage status and is according to National Geographic the most photographed spot in Austria. Check-in to our hotels: Heritage.Hotel Hallstatt + Seewirt Zauner Hotel Restaurant

Dinner at your hotel followed by a 1.5 hour torch-lit historic tour of Hallstatt.

Overnight in Hallstatt.

Our host for the Salzkammergut program is Tourism Dachstein Salzkammergut.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Breakfast at your hotel.

Morning: get ready for an amazing mountain experience. We will drive to the village of Obertraun and ascend by cable car to the Krippenstein mountain. A short hike will take us to the spectacular 5 Fingers lookout point (great photo ops). Return to Hallstatt. Hotel site inspection at the newly opened Hallstatt Hideaway -Private Suites in Hallstatt.

A 20-minute ride will take us from Hallstatt to the charming village of Gosau, with its spectacular mountain views.

Lunch and hotel site inspection at the elegant four-star country estate Landhaus Koller Gosau, where the Koller family will welcome us. They have a wonderful restaurant which serves dishes, derived from the local farm-to-table tradition.

Afternoon: we will continue with another hotel site inspection in town, the Hotel Sommerhof. This hotel is build in the typical architectural style of this region. If the weather is nice, we will take a short stroll along the Gosausee lake famous for its impressive views of the Dachstein Glacier and the mighty peaks of the Gosaukamm (get your smart phones ready for great photo ops).

Late afternoon/evening: a special treat will wait for us at the local heritage museum in Gosau, called Heimat Museum. It’s a historic preservation project run by locals, and they have created a dining experience called Gosinger G-schicht’l Dinner, which translates to stories from the Gosau region with dinner. Musicians from the region will be performing that evening and dinner will be prepared at the museum’s old-style kitchen.

Overnight in Hallstatt.


Friday, October 19, 2018

Breakfast at the hotel; check-out

Morning: bus transfer to Hand.Werk.Haus Bad Goisern, a centre focusing on local artisans. Meet with Ms. Barbara Kren of Hand.Werk.Haus for an introduction to the artisans movement and get a private tour of the premises.

Lunch at the award-winning restaurant Wirtshaus Steegwirt, right at the mouth of Hallstaettersee lake. After Lunch bus transfer through the lake district to Salzburg.

Afternoon arrival in Salzburg; Check-in at Sheraton Grand Salzburg.

Welcome Evening hosted by Salzburg Tourism.

Overnight in Salzburg.


Saturday, October 20, 2018

All day discovery program in Salzburg. Be enchanted by the Baroque beauty of this city, learn about Salzburg’s Prince Archbishops, visit local artisan shops, enjoy some yummy Mozart Kugeln, get to know the local craft beer movement, and see what imprint Sound of Music left on the city.

Overnight in Salzburg.

Our host for the Salzburg program is Salzburg Tourism.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Breakfast in your hotel. Check out for your return flight home. For departure transfers please check the arrival + departure section for more information.

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