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Travel via Frankfurt & Zurich to Austria's best loved cities

VIENNA & SALZBURG
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Visit the Imperial city of Vienna
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discover dynamic Salzburg

First Class rail throughout, also available via other cities

3 nights in both Vienna & Salzburg, with stays in Frankfurt & Zurich

8 nights / 9 days, departures available most days of the year

Take the opportunity to discover Mozart's Salzburg

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Vienna & Salzburg by First Class rail

Holiday Highlights

Travel via Frankfurt & Zurich to Austria’s best loved cities

Few cities can boast the imperial grandeur of Vienna.  Steeped in European history, there is an eclectic mix of fascinating buildings and world-class museums, countless coffee houses and lively bars and restaurants to keep any visitor entertained.

The delightful city of Salzburg, with its attractive old town, Baroque towers and famous Getreidegasse is also Mozart’s childhood home.

8 night/ 9 day holiday by First Class rail on daytime trains including an overnight stay in Frankfurt, 3 nights in Vienna and Salzburg and an overnight stay in Zurich from £1,495 per person (based on 2 people travelling together)

Your Vienna & Salzburg by First Class Rail​ Holiday Itinerary

Day 1 – London to Frankfurt am Main

As you enter beneath the magnificent arched glass roof of London St. Pancras International station your holiday to Vienna & Salzburg begins.  

You may have time to wander among the smart shops and relax with a coffee in the departure lounge before you travel in your Standard Premier Class (Eurostar’s 1st Class) seat on board the Eurostar high-speed service.  

Relax with a drink and light meal as you pass under the English Channel before arriving at Brussels Midi station, where you change trains for the comfortable ICE service onwards to Frankfurt. Sometimes nicknamed ‘Mainhattan’, this dynamic city boasts a superb contrast of dizzying skyscrapers and medieval, timber-framed houses.

On arrival in vibrant Frankfurt head for your overnight hotel, the comfortable Adina Apartments Frankfurt Neue Oper (4 star), located close to the station. Stretch your legs this evening and maybe find a nice restaurant for dinner.

Day 2 – Frankfurt to Vienna

This morning after breakfast you may have time for a whistle-stop tour of Frankfurt am Main.  

Then make your way back to the station to board the ICE service as you travel south east through Germany and into Austria and the wonderful capital city of Vienna. 

You are making your own way to your hotel for the next three nights, the highly-rated BW Premier Hotel Harmonie (4 star), which is well-located for discovering the sights of the city.

Days 3 and 4 – Exploring Vienna

You have two full days to explore Vienna’s great history and culture by visiting some of Europe’s finest palaces, churches and museums.

These include the Hofburg Palace which provides an authentic view of the daily life of what was once the centre of a powerful Hapsburg dynasty, the majestic Belvedere Palace (pictured) with its extensive collection of works by Gustav Klimt and St. Stephan’s Cathedral, one of the most recognisable churches in Austria’s capital with its stunning colourful roof.  

You might also like to discover more of the city by taking a tram along the ‘Ringstrasse’, which is lined with fascinating grandiose buildings.  

Vienna also boasts a wealth of traditional coffee houses where you can sit and watch the world go by before a trip further afield to the evocative Rococo style Schönbrunn Palace, one of the most popular attractions in Vienna.

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Day 5 – Vienna to Salzburg

Today after breakfast make your way to Vienna station to board the high-speed Railjet service to Salzburg.

On arrival in this attractive city head to your hotel for 3 nights, the welcoming Imlauer Hotel Pitter (4 star), located in the heart of the city which provided the setting for the Sound of Music.  

This afternoon you have time to explore Salzburg, perhaps with a walk into the charming old town before choosing from a range of excellent restaurants for dinner. 

Days 6 and 7 – Discovering Salzburg

You have two full days to discover the charms of Salzburg, perhaps with a stroll through the pretty Mirabell Gardens or a visit to Salzburg Cathedral and the magnificent palace of the former Prince-Archbishop.

You might like to take the funicular up to the Hohensalzburg Fortress for fantastic views of the city and the surrounding mountains.  For a more relaxing option stay close to the River Salzach and call in at one of the local cafés for a coffee and a slice of the famous Sacher cake.   

Salzburg also has a number of attractions related to perhaps its most famous son, Mozart and the city’s most well-known film, the Sound of Music.

Day 8 – Salzburg to Zurich

Today after breakfast make your way back to the station where you board the comfortable Railjet service to the cosmopolitan Swiss city of Zurich.

It is a pleasant stroll across the Limmat River to the Hotel Helmhaus (4 star) for your overnight stay.

You may have time this evening to discover some of Zurich’s main attractions such as the Bahnhofstrasse and Old Town, home to quaint churches and burgher houses and stylish shops.

Venture further along the River Limmat to discover Zurich’s most impressive churches, the Grossmünster, Fraumünster – and St. Peterskirch (its clock face is the largest in Europe), before you reach the opening of Lake Zurich, from where you may take an evening lake cruise.

Day 9 – Zurich to London – Homeward Bound

Savour your final morning before you make your way back to Zurich station to join the super-fast TGV service back to Paris.  

Relax  as you watch the mountainous scenery fade to picturesque French countryside before you arrive into Paris Gare de Lyon station.

Here your private taxi transfer will whisk you across Paris to the Gare du Nord for the last connection of your journey by Eurostar back to London.

Reminisce over the highlights of your trip to Austria before your train arrives back into the bustling metropolis of London for the last stage of your journey home.

Further information

Typical Hotels

All holidays are tailor-made to suit your requirements. Below is a small selection of popular hotels for this holiday.

Adina Apartment Frankfurt Neue Oper

A block from the River Main, the modern apartment hotel Adina Apartment Frankfurt Neue Oper (4 star) is a 5-minute walk from Willy-Brandt-Platz U-Bahn station, and just 700 metres from Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof train station. Warm and welcoming apartments range from studios to 1- or 2-bedroom units with living rooms. All have dining areas, kitchens and desks, plus small balconies. They also feature flat-screen TVs, stereos and iPod docks. Wi-Fi is provided for a fee. The hotel benefits from a refined European restaurant with a bar, plus a grocery delivery service. Other amenities include a heated indoor pool, a fitness room and a sauna.

BW Premier Hotel Harmonie, Vienna

The family-run BW Premier Hotel Harmonie (4 star) is ideally located 550 yards from the Servitenviertel, a charming residential area in Vienna’s 9th district. The hotel offers a lounge with a bar and library, a fitness room, a 24-hour mini shop and free Wi-Fi. All 66 rooms at this boutique hotel are fitted with a minibar, tea and coffee facilities, a large work desk, laptop-size safe and up to 42“ large flat-screen TV with satellite channels. The en-suite bathrooms come with a shower, bathrobes and slippers, and there is an ironing board. A rich buffet breakfast is served every morning, and it includes regional organic products. Guests can reach the city centre within a 5-minute tram ride or a 10-minute walk.

Imlauer Hotel Pitter

The Imlauer Hotel Pitter (4 star) is a 5-minute walk from the 17th-century Mirabell Palace & a 13-minute walk from Altstadt Salzburg historic district and 4 km from the futuristic Hangar-7 building. The refined rooms with rustic touches offer free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Dining options include a quaint Austrian restaurant with wood-paneled walls and ceilings, an elegant international restaurant featuring a rooftop terrace, as well as an American-style bar. Other amenities include a gym & a sauna.

Hotel Helmhaus, Zurich

The stylish and intimate Hotel Helmhaus Zurich (4 star), located in the Old Town dates from the 14th century, and is a minute’s walk from both the Helmhaus Art Museum and tram stop. The air-conditioned, individually decorated rooms have minimalist modern furnishings and oak wood parquet floors, plus free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minibars; tea and coffeemaking facilities are available on request. A complimentary hot and cold breakfast buffet is offered daily in an artsy dining room. Other amenities include loaner iPads and seasonal welcome drinks.

Departure dates

Throughout the year and tailor-made to suit your holiday needs

Holiday duration is 9 days

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