Salzburg Salzburg, Austria

Simply Salzburg

Sail down the beautiful rivers
Sail down the beautiful rivers

The perfect introduction to Salzburg at an uncommon value, Simply Salzburg is designed to introduce you to some of the sites you need to see on your first trip to the city, with just a taste of the experience that only Exeter International can provide.

The Basics

  • Three nights in one of the city’s top hotels, inclusive of tax and breakfast
  • Private airport transportation to and from your hotel
  • Private Exeter Guide at your service as described in the program
  • Entrance Fees to all the sites mentioned in the program
  • 24-hour, English-speaking local assistance in case of emergency or changes

Highlight of Exeter’s Simply Salzburg

  • Private tour of the historic district, including the Mozart’s birth house.

     

Easy to Combine with:

  • Slovenia
  • Vienna
  • Prague
  • Budapest
  • Bratislava

For custom luxury travel and tours to Salzburg and Austria, please contact one of our travel experts.

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ITINERARY

PRICING FROM

$1,250 per person, based on two guests traveling together. Please contact Exeter International for specific pricing and availability. 

Day 1
Arrival | Salzburg Hotel Sacher - Vienna, Austria

Arrival into Salzburg via flight or train. Your driver will meet you and will transfer you to your hotel in the historical center of the city.

Salzburg’s Old Town with its world-famous baroque architecture is one of the best-preserved city centers in Europe and was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Exeter Services: Arrival Transfer

Hotel: Hotel Sacher Salzburg or Blaue Gans

Day 2
Salzburg | Salzburg Salzburg

Your English-speaking guide will meet you in the hotel lobby for this morning’s overview walking tour of historic Salzburg. Begin by heading up to the Hohensalzburg fortress, strategically located on a hill overlooking the old town. It is one of the largest medieval castles in Europe. Originally built in the 11th century as a simple bailey with wooden walls, the structure was gradually expanded and strengthened in the following centuries. Because the fortress never came under a military siege and was surrendered without a fight to Napoleon’s army, this is one of the best-preserved castles in Europe.

You will also see the Salzburg Cathedral, a 17th-century Baroque building which was the site of Mozart’s baptism. The church is dedicated to St. Rupert – Salzburg’s patron saint. St. Rupert also founded the Benedictine St. Peter’s abbey, the oldest monastery in Austria. The Romanesque abbey church, still in use today, was dedicated in the 12th Century. Its interiors were refurbished in the Rococo style in the 18th Century. The abbey also houses the oldest library in Austria including 800 ancient manuscripts and some 100,000 volumes, focusing on medieval church history, art history, and items relating to the local history of Salzburg,

Salzburg’s most famous son is of course Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and you will get a chance to visit his birth- house. Mozart’s father was a member of the prince’s chamber orchestra and young Amadeus learned to play the harpsichord at the age of 3. By the age of 5 he was already writing his first compositions.

Finally, walk through the gardens of Mirabell Palace, located on the bank of the Salzach River, which was supposedly built by a local archbishop for his Jewish mistress. This is where “Do Re Me” was filmed during The Sound of Music.

 

Exeter Services: One-Way Morning Transfer, Half-Day Guide

Hotel: Hotel Sacher Salzburg or Blaue Gans

Day 3
Salzburg | Salzburg Salzburg, Austria

Today is at leisure to enjoy this beautiful city.

You could explore more sites from The Sound of Music if you’re a fan or perhaps you would enjoy a day out of the city in the stunning Salzkammergut area of the countryside.

Have any particular special interest? Salzburg is a perfect base for:
• Modern Art

• Castles

• Biking

• Wine Tasting & Fine Dining
• Boating
• Exploring the country

If you would like us to arrange for additional sightseeing please advise your travel consultant and we will be happy to customize your free time in Salzburg.

Exeter Services: None

Hotel: Hotel Sacher Salzburg or Blaue Gans

Day 4
Departure | Salzburg Salzburg, Austria

Your driver will meet you at your hotel and transfer you to the airport or train station for your onward journey.

Exeter Services: Departure Transfer


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