The Republic of Austria has had a vivid history and possibly the center of two world wars in Europe. It is located in the center of Europe and has nine federal states and bordered by some beautiful countries such as Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and Italy and a relief feature which makes it a prime location for the tourists. Despite its colonial history, Austria has a lot to offer to its tourists who come here for skiing in the Alps, while the others come because of its rich history in music and fusion. Some even say that classical music rose to fame from Austria and Bavaria. In this customized, you will start from Rome in Italy and get into Austria on the fourth day of the tour. Throughout the eight days, you will visit various locations in Italy and Austria and take some breathtaking notes from your visit. Get to know more about Italy and Austria and try to understand them as an entity whose cultures are not much different from each other. Both these countries have been the center of the European Renaissance with Italy being the leader of it. check out the highlights of the trip here –
Trip at a Glance
Arrive in the beautiful capital city of Rome to start your incredible 8-days’ Vacation Package divided into Italy and Austria properly.
Starting the tour in Rome, you will visit 6 destinations both in Italy and Austria before ending the trip in the Austrian capital city of Vienna.
Learn about the history and culture of both Italy and Austria in this specialized tour of both the countries.
The symphony tour is all about understanding the culture, the origins of cuisines and the origin of music from Austria.
Get to live with the locals in an attempt to understand the culture from their perspective as well.
You will arrive in the capital city of Italy to start your eight days trip to Italy and Austria. Throughout the eight days, you would travel to the both countries and countless destinations in both countries. Check out the details of the tour in the day-wise itinerary given here.
Day 1: Arrival in Rome to start the Tour
On the first day of the tour, you will be arriving in the mesmerizing city of Rome to kick start your favorite tour of Italy and Austria. You will find the tour operator and guide who will take you to the pre-booked hotel where you can get fresh and have some meal. Depending upon the timing of your arrival, you can wander around the city. in the evening, you will be transferred to the Trastevere district which can have a great introduction to the city. you can come out of the hotel to see the cobbled streets of the Trastevere district and its hidden treasures. There are some modest churches and shops where you can buy souvenirs. Also, you can find many small Italian food joints, locally called trattorias can be visited to have lunch and local dishes and there are bigger restaurants as well who serve international cuisines. Stay the night here.
Day 2: Sightseeing in Rome
The second day of the tour would be dedicated to Rome and its antique importance in western civilization. Today, after having some meal, your tour operator would take you to the tour of the city. the first destination of the tour would be ‘The Eternal City’, the Vatican City which is an independent sovereign state headed by Pope. The city is a principal center of Christianity in the world and is visited by millions every week. You will see St. Peter’s Basilica s well as other locations inside the Vatican city. you will then head to the Roman Colosseum which is a prime symbol of the Roman Empire and was constructed some 2000 years back. This architectural marvel is sure to take you to the age and remind of you of the architectural prowess the Romans used to have. In the evening, you will be transferred to the Via Cavour area where you can have dinner and return to the hotel.
Day 3: From Rome to Florence
On the third day of the trip, you will be going to one of the most beautiful locations in the world which had ample political significance, Florence. After having breakfast in the hotel, you will be heading north towards Florence. Throughout the route itself, you can find some beautiful scenery which are worth clicking pictures of. When you arrive in Florence, you will directly go to the impressive Piazzale Michelangelo who was the center of attraction in Florence. In the evening and amid the presence of a local guide, you will walk through the historical remains of the places such as the Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo, and Plaza Della Signoria. The city has ample touristic locations and cannot be covered in one day. Have some leisure time to explore the city on your own and learn about why this city was important on the political map. Stay here for the night and enjoy some local Italian cuisines which have originated from here.
Day 4: From Florence to Venice
Another beautiful place beckons today when you travel to Venice from Florence. After having some meal, you will travel to the beautiful Venice which is known to have beautiful watery alley and gondola rides. Once you reach there, you can visit St. Mark´s Basilica and admire the technique of crafting Murano Glass but the foremost would be the route through which you will be transferred to Venice. You will cross the Apennine Mountains which have a beautiful pass of which you can take lots of photographs. When you arrive in Venice, you will board a Vaporetto to travel around the canals of the place. After that, a local guide would take you to the marvelous built St Mark’s Square after which you will take to visit the Murano Glass Factory which is a beauty in itself. You will be amused to see the technique of how glass is being made. Have some leisure time to explore the city on your own and get to the pubs which provide ambiance to the city. Stay the night here.
Day 5: Transfer to Innsbruck from Venice and visit to Kitzbuhel
On the fifth day, you will finally enter Austria. Throughout the route of the Eurorail, you can find some awesome landscapes which are photo-worthy. You will arrive at Innsbruck and visit its historic center and have some light meals. After that, you will take a scenic route between the mountains to Kitzbuhel which is another beautiful town in Innsbruck. Check out the beautiful picturesque village and famous for the ski resort and can see and enjoy snow throughout the year. Stay the night here and enjoy a cozy stay here.
Day 6: Visiting Kitzbuhel, Salzburg, and Vienna
On the sixth day of the tour, you will be visiting some important places in Austria. You will understand the fusion tour today. Today, after breakfast, you will depart from Kitzbuhel and continue to explore Austria and travel between the mountains arriving at Salzburg. This is a historic site where you will see a lot of things and has also been declared as a World Heritage Site. You will then make way to some lakes and mountains through the mighty Alps. The next stop would be at St Wolfgang which is a famous site for pilgrimage in Austria. After that continue to Traunkirchen which is a beautiful site and has Traunsee Lake where you can take a cruise to see the four castles and disembark at Gmunden. You will then continue to the capital city of Vienna and arriving at night to stay there.
Day 7: Touring Vienna
The seventh day would be dedicated to the capital city of Austria, Vienna, a city that was remarkable for the second world war. Today, you will take a scenic ride around the city with a local guide who will appraise you of the mesmerizing history of Vienna. You can visit some big architectures, palaces and the city center which is very vibrant in its ways. You then head to Schönbrunn Palace where you can see its interiors and the garden it maintains. Stay the night here to check out the vibrant night culture of the city.
Day 8: Departure
On the last day of the tour, your travel operator would take care of your departure and meanwhile you can do some shopping depending upon the timing of your flight.
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