Salzburg & the Lakes District, Vienna & the Danube

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Salzburg & the Lakes District, Austria: In musical Salzburg, we focus on Austria’s easy approach to life. We visit the city’s grand Cathedral, take a funicular up to Europe’s greatest medieval fortress, and shop along fine baroque streets reminiscent of Mozart’s time. We visit the house where the young Amadeus was born and where he composed his first masterpiece. Investigating the sumptuous palaces of Salzburg’s prince-archbishops, we discover some “secret” passions. Then we relax in Austria’s woodsy “Sound of Music” land, the Salzkammergut Lakes District. We soar high into the mountains to tour magical ice caves and then stroll little spa towns where Europe’s crowned heads once “took to the baths”.
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Vienna & the Danube, Austria: Hapsburg palaces, coffee houses, Strauss waltzes…all symbolic of Vienna. Visiting elegant Schoenbrunn Palace, riding in carriages, sampling luscious apple strudel, and listening to Mozart concerts, we see that Austria’s capital still lives its elegant, proud past. We get a behind-the-scenes peek at how exquisite china is made at Augarten, Europe’s second oldest porcelain manufacturer. For a change from urban to countryside, we cruise down the Danube past vineyards and castles, stop at the dazzling Melk Abbey and we sample “new” wines – unique young varieties special to this part of the world.
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