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Trip Overview

Enjoy this scenic holiday by air and rail combining the beautiful cities of Zurich, Salzburg and Vienna with spectacular rail journeys. Fly into Zurich for an overnight stay before heading through the Arlberg Pass to Salzburg. After two nights in Salzburg, take the train high into the Alps and through the Semmering Pass before descending into Austria's historic capital and enjoying three nights in Vienna.

Highlights

  • Spend a night in Zurich en route to Austria
  • Travel through the Swiss and Austrian Alps over the Arlberg pass on the way to Salzburg
  • Enjoy the amazing mountain scenery along the Semmering Pass to Vienna

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Flight from UK to Zurich and Vienna to UK (rail option available)
  • Onward rail travel throughout your trip
  • 1 night hotel stay with breakfast in Zurich
  • 2 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Salzburg
  • 3 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Vienna
Trip Map

Disclaimer:

Prices are subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Railbookers UK Trading Ltd is a member of ABTA (Y6401) and holidays including flights are ATOL protected, number 7579.

DAY 1 - UK TO ZURICH
Fly from UK to Zurich this morning, and check in for an overnight stay at your hotel. Maybe peruse the shops along the Bahnhofstrasse, famed as one of the most attractive shopping streets in the world or marvel at the works of Van Gogh, Rodin and Monet at the much-loved Kunsthaus art gallery. Alternatively, you may wish to learn about the history of Switzerland at the Landesmuseum (Overnight in Zurich)

DAY 2 - ZURICH TO SALZBURG
After breakfast this morning, take the train through the Swiss and Austrian Alps over the Arlberg Pass. This spectacular journey leaves Zurich, travelling along the bank of Lake Zurich before you are greeted with spectacular Alpine scenery. You briefly pass through Liechtenstein before entering Austria. Travel along the Arlberg Pass, through mountain meadows and be delighted at every turn by the wonderful vistas. On arrival in Salzburg, check in for a two-night stay at your hotel. Spend the rest of the afternoon enjoying the sights of Salzburg. Head for the Baroque old town looking over the Salzach River, with its cobbled streets of little shops and famous hilltop castle, known as the Festung Hohensalzburg. (Overnight in Salzburg) B

DAY 3 - SALZBURG
After breakfast this morning, enjoy exploring Salzburg. This fairy tale city, embracing the banks of the fast-flowing Salzach River and overlooked by the striking Austrian Alps, is perhaps most famous for being featured in the movie The Sound of Music. Fans of the film can enjoy a full tour of the picturesque locations featured in the film. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was also born in Salzburg, and a popular activity is to visit the composer's birthplace, which is now a museum dedicated to his life and work and showcasing various fascinating exhibits. (Overnight in Salzburg) B

DAY 4 - SALZBURG TO VIENNA
This morning, catch a train from Salzburg via Villach and the Semmering Pass to Vienna. Soon after Salzburg, the train enters the Austrian Alps, climbing through epic mountain scenery. Look out for the magnificent fortress at Werfen, perched on a hilltop on the right-hand side, en route to Villach along the Salzachtal valley. As you emerge from the Semmering Tunnel, you will get a close view of mountain peaks with the valley floor thousands of feet below. Around an hour later, your service pulls in to Vienna Matzleindorf station. On arrival, check in at your hotel for a three-night stay. After settling in to your hotel, why not begin your exploration of Vienna with an evening at the opera? (Overnight in Vienna) B

DAY 5 - VIENNA
Spend two full days in Austria's imperial capital city. Visit iconic Viennese attractions such as the Ringstrasse, the Sacher Café, the Spanish Riding School, the Hofburg Palace and St Stephan's Cathedral. Alternatively, why not spend some time visiting Vienna's imperial residences like the Belvedere and Schonbrunn Palaces or wandering around the city's fascinating museums? (Overnight in Vienna) B

DAY 6 - VIENNA
Enjoy another day sightseeing in Vienna. Highly recommended is a walk along the Danube to the colourful and eccentric Kunsthaus, designed by local architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser. (Overnight in Vienna) B

DAY 7 - VIENNA TO UK
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel before travelling to the airport for your flight back to the UK. Should you prefer to return to the UK from Zurich and then sleeper train from Vienna to Cologne, one of our Rail Experts would be happy to help you with this option. B

MEAL GUIDE: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, AT - AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER

Am Mirabellplatz Hotel Salzburg

Am Mirabellplatz is a traditional hotel, set in a historic building which was originally built as the residence for Archbishop Paris Lodron. The hotel has 72 comfortable bedrooms and a junior suite as well as a Chill-Out Lounge with complimentary drinks, snacks and newspapers. The hotel is a short walk from the Mirabell Gardens and the historic Old Town area across the Salzach River.

Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront

The hotel boasts 40 sq. meter guest rooms, proximity to a metro train station and a pool alongside the Danube. Enjoy wine or hearty local beer on the terrace at the Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront. Austrian dishes sourced from the river and the sea make regular appearances here.

Hilton Vienna

Combining a magnificent location in the heart of the city with great amenities and services, Hilton Vienna is the place to stay when visiting the Austrian capital. Walk to all of the main attractions with ease and reach the international airport in only 16 minutes via direct link.

Intercity Vienna

The Intercity Vienna is a contemporary hotel offering 172 bedrooms and 7 apartments. All rooms and public areas offer high-speed internet access and there is also a restaurant, a bar and an internal courtyard for al fresco dining during the summer months. The hotel is conveniently located within Vienna Westbahnhof station and guests have complimentary access to all Vienna's public transport during their stay.

Hilton Vienna Plaza

Experience a part of Vienna’s rich heritage at Hilton Vienna Plaza. With a 1920s Art Deco flair, our unique Vienna hotel offers the perfect combination of historical splendor and modern comfort. We are proudly located on the famous Ringstrasse, home to Vienna's most important sites and architectural masterpieces - the State Opera, Art History Museum, City Hall, the Burgtheater, and Vienna Stock Exchange. Heritage hotel with Art Deco, Golden Era design on the famous Ringstrasse. Decorated with 1,000 art works and Carrara marble floor in lobby.

Hotel Zeitgeist Vienna Hauptbahnhof

Situated just a stone’s throw from Vienna’s main train station, the Hotel Zeitgeist offers the perfect base for exploring the city. The hotel’s 254 rooms all boast modern decor, flat screen TVs and large windows. Guests can dine in ‘Lokal-Café-Bar Pergola’ restaurant, relax in the rooftop sauna, workout with a game of badminton or make use of the fitness suite.

Swiss Night Am Kunsthaus Zurich

The Swiss Night am Kunsthaus is located within a quiet residential district and is close to the Kunthaus Museum and the Opera of Zurich. Lake Zurich is just a short walk away and all 46 bedroms are light, airy and spacious. The hotel also benefits from a fitness centre.

Du Theatre Zurich

The Hotel du Théâtre in Zurich is a historic hotel which was a theatre during the 1950s. The hotel has 50 individually designed, contemporary bedrooms as well as a cinema and audio book library in honour of the hotel's theatrical past. The contemporary lounge restaurant, la suite serves local specialities along with great city views. The hotel is in the centre of old Zurich, a short walk from the train station.

Helmhaus Zurich

The Helmhaus Hotel in Zurich is a modern boutique hotel and is centrally located in Zurich's old town. The hotel has 24 stylish bedrooms, each has been renovated and some offer views over the lake of Zurich. Located in the historic city centre and close to all of Zurich's major sights, the Helmhaus Hotel is the perfect hotel for exploring this charming city!

Schweizerhof Hotel Zurich

The Schweizerhof Hotel in Zurich is a traditional family-run hotel, with 115 comfortable and elegant bedrooms. Guests are provided with a butler service on arrival (Monday to Friday), a welcome cocktail at the bar and fresh fruit in their bedroom. The hotel has a French restaurant, a bustling café, and guests enjoy a champagne American style buffet breakfast. The hotel is opposite the main railway station, on the famous "Bahnhofstrasse".

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Disclaimer:

Prices are subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Railbookers UK Trading Ltd is a member of ABTA (Y6401) and holidays including flights are ATOL protected, number 7579.

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