is no coincidence that some of the resplendent buildings
of the old days have taken up a new role in shaping the
future and history of Austria and, ultimately, Europe -
it was at Baroque Belvedere Palace where Austria's State
Treaty was signed; Schonbrunn Palace, the summer residence
of the Habsburgs, has sometimes served as background for
international state receptions, such as the historic meeting
between Kennedy and Khrushchev; some of the most venerable
palaces and mansions now house government offices; and recently,
the Imperial Palace hosted a grand summit meeting of all
members of the European Union where decisive steps for Europe's
future were taken.
All over Austria there are exciting and appealing museums
that make memorable excursions for the whole family, for
instance museums devoted to such subjects as teddy bears,
dolls and toys.
Day 1 - 2 --- Arrive in Vienna, where there will be a representative
to welcome you and then take you to your hotel. Check in.
The evening is spent at your leisure. Overnight in Vienna.
Day 2 - 3 --- After breakfast there will be a morning city
tour of Vienna.
In the afternoon, travel to Schonbrunn Castle. There you
are able to have a guided tour of the castle and then back
to the hotel with an evening of leisure. Overnight in Vienna.
Day 3 - 4 --- Then it is off to the Wachau
were you are invited to have a guided tour through Melk
Abbey. You will travel by boat up the Danube. The first
stop is Duernstein to visit the famous Baroque Church and,
if your legs allow, climb up to the castle ruin where Richard
the Lionhearted was held captive. Then on to Melk and its
newly restored Baroque Benedictine Abbey, a 17-year project,
which you will tour and also visit the wine cellars. You
will arrive back to the hotel for another night in Vienna
Day 4 - 5 --- This morning is at leisure on your own for
sightseeing or shopping. If you choose to be more adventurous,
after breakfast at the hotel, there is a departure via motor
coach for more of the great combinations of Wine and Art
to the Kamptal
(Northwest) and visit the "VINUM & ARS." In the afternoon
you could even go and hear a concert of the Vienna Boy's
Choir, if that is your choice.
Day 5 - 6 --- Today you will be traveling to Salzburg
for a full day trip. The main attraction is the Mirabell
Garden at Mirabell Castle, one of the most splendid sights
in the world. The evening is spent at leisure. Overnight
6 - 8 --- Back to Vienna. These last few days are for your
leisure to do as you please and explore the country on your
own. The evening of the last day, there will be a farewell
dinner in Heurigen Bach Hengl. Overnight in Vienna.
8 --- Transfer to Airport for your departure home.
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