Tour Austria

The Austria Trip has been postponed.   Reservations are not being taken at this time.  More details coming soon.

INCLUDED FEATURES:

  • Roundtrip transportation from Hershey to Washington Dulles International Airport
  •  Roundtrip airfare to Vienna, Austria
  •  Roundtrip transfers from airport to hotel
  •  7 night First Class hotel accommodations, including service charges & taxes
  •  Sightseeing as listed in itinerary aboard Collette’s luxury motorcoach
  •  Escorted by a professional AAA Member Choice Vacations Tour Manager
  •  7 Breakfasts and 5 Dinners
  •  AAA Escort

HOTELS:
* Hilton Plaza, Vienna
* Crowne Plaza Pitter, Salzburg

Day 1: Overnight Flight
Inclusive sightseeing and traditional entertainment are just two great highlights as you travel through Austria to Vienna and Salzburg. Your cultural experience of a lifetime begins with an overnight flight to Europe. Transfer from Hershey to Washington Dulles International Airport for your overnight flight to Vienna.

Day 2: Vienna, Austria
Your tour begins in Vienna. Upon arrival enjoy the afternoon exploring Vienna as you wish. You might sample a strudel at a traditional “kaffeehaus,” visit a museum or stroll the historic streets of this beautiful city.

Day 3: Vienna – Salzburg
Today you will travel to the “city of music,” Salzburg. Upon arrival, enjoy a leisurely-paced walking tour featuring the Mirabell Gardens (seen in the “Sound of Music”); the quaint Getreidegasse (site of Mozart’s birthplace); and many other highlights of this beautiful city. The day concludes with a delightful dinner at the 1200-year-old St. Peter’s Restaurant, the oldest in Austria located within St. Peter’s Archabby.  Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 4: Salzburg
Begin your day with a Sound of Music tour highlighting the Leopoldskron Palace, Hellbrunn Palace, Nonnberg Alley, Lake Fuschl and Mondsee Cathedral. The remainder of the day is at leisure to continue to explore the city or perhaps shop on the most exclusive lane in Salzburg, Getreidegasse Lane.  Today breakfast will be included.

Day 5: Salzburg
This morning will start with a photo stop at Schloss on the hill overlooking the city center. Next you will tour the Salzburg Cathedral, thought of as the city’s most significant piece of church architecture. Later enjoy an afternoon at leisure. This evening experience the perfect way to spend an evening in Salzburg’s old town, at the Sound of Salzburg Dinner Show. You will be entertained by a cast of professional singers as they recreate the history of Baron Von Trapp’s family and perform many of the popular songs from the film, “The Sound of Music”. Your dinner will feature tastes of traditional Austrian cuisine served in the grand ballroom of Stieglkeller, a lovely local restaurant.  Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 6: Salzburg – Vienna
Welcome back to the grand city of Vienna, the former capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Upon arriving in the city, your tour begins in the Vienna’s city center at the gothic St. Stephens Cathedral. Along the way, behold the beautiful architecture, scenic parks and gothic spires that fill the city. Tonight’s dinner is at one of Vienna’s great local restaurants. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 7: Vienna
Start the day with a tour of the summer residence for General Prince Eugene of Savoy, Belvedere. This landmark is considered to be one of the best of Baroque architecture. Later this afternoon you will visit the Grinzing area for a tasting at a local winery. Tonight, enjoy a memorable dining experience, including local entertainment, in the picturesque wine-making village of Grinzing and sample locally-produced wine. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 8: Vienna
This morning tour one of the most prestigious opera houses in the world, the Vienna State Opera. After your tour there will be free time for lunch or perhaps a Viennese coffee and a taste of the famous Sacher torte. Later, visit the Schoenbrunn Palace, the summer retreat of the Habsburg dynasty for more than 200 years. Tonight you will bid farewell with a fabulous dining experience followed by a classical music concert in true Imperial style during an unforgettable performance at the Schoenbrunn Palace Orangerie. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart debuted many pieces here, and it was here that he lost the legendary competition to court composer, Antonio Salieri, judged by the Emperor Joseph II himself.  Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 9: Vienna – Tour Ends
This morning transfer to the airport for your flight home with fond memories of beautiful Austria.  Today breakfast will be included.

*Hotels and itinerary are subject to change.

PRICE PER PERSON:
Member Rate
Double $4,439
Single $5,289
Triple $4,409
Prices are subject to availability at time of booking and include taxes, fees and fuel surcharges, which are subject to change.
{All pricing and included features are based on a minimum of 28 full-fare passengers.}

GENERAL INFORMATION
Travel Documents
Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay, and with at least one blank visa page for visa stamp(s).

Payment
A deposit of $250 per person will confirm your reservation. Final payment is due to AAA by March 25, 2013.

Cancellation Penalties
From day of deposit to day of departure $25 per person, plus…
From day of deposit to April 7, 2013 $250 per person, plus any additional suppliers fees
From April 7 to May 21, 2013 30% of total fare, plus any additional suppliers fees
From May 22 to June 5, 2013 50% of total fare, plus any additional suppliers fees
After June 5, 2013 NON-REFUNDABLE

* AIRFARE IS NON REFUNDABLE AT FINAL PAYMENT.

Insurance
Pre-existing medical conditions may be waived with proper coverage if travel insurance is purchased within 14 days of initial deposit only. Other conditions apply; ask your agent. AAA recommends Allianz.

Airline
Air arrangements are handled by the tour operator. Seat assignments cannot be confirmed until the tour operator releases names to the airline(s) 30 days prior to departure.

 Specific seat requests cannot be guaranteed.

Clothing/Climate
June temperatures average in the 70’s with cooler evenings. Pack for a variety of temperatures. Casual clothes that can be layered work best. Comfortable walking shoes and a small umbrella are recommended.

Baggage
One suitcase per person will be allowed. You may also bring a small carry-on bag small enough to fit under your seat. Baggage fees and other charges may be directly assessed by airlines or airports.

Miscellaneous
For personal comfort, group participants who need assistance are required to have a traveling companion who is capable of and will be totally responsible for providing the needed assistance.

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