With booking this 3-day tour from Salzburg to Budapest you will cover some of the top hotspots of central Europe. This scenic drive from Salzburg to Vienna encompasses the best of Austria with villages, castles, mountains, the Danube river valley and world heritage regions like the Wachau at the Danube, the Benedictine Abbey of Melk and finally Vienna. Vienna’s UNESCO heritage sites are the historical old town and palace and park of Schoenbrunn. Finally, you will visit Budapest on your 3rd day which is also to find in the UNESCO heritage list. The drive from Vienna to Budapest is not the charming, still it is one of the most comfortable ways to get from your Vienna hotel to your Budapest hotel. The tour from Salzburg via Vienna to Budapest is just perfect for first-time visitors of these famous cities and areas.
ItineraryDay 1: Salzburg - ViennaStop At: Melk Abbey, Melk, Lower AustriaMelk Abbey is one of the biggest and most beautiful European Baroque ensembles. Its splendid architecture is famous worldwide and part of UNESCO’s world cultural heritage. The Baroque building situated on a rock overlooking the Danube, in the Wachau region, ranks as one of Austria’s most visited art-historical sites. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Durnstein Castle, Durnstein, Lower AustriaHave lunch at this beautiful village and experience the castle where Richard the Lionheart was imprissoned (Robin Hood Story). Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Stift Durnstein, Durnstein, Lower AustriaDürnstein Abbey is a baroque treasure wherein Provost Hieronymus Übelbacher (1710-1740) brilliantly managed to translate the spirit and faith of the time into the language of architecture. We'll dropp you off right in the village center from where you can walk from one side of the village to the other, where you'll meet your guide again.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: St. Stephen's Cathedral, ViennaAfter check in at your Vienna hotel, it's time to relax in the town center of Vienna and take a stroll along the 'Kaerntnerstrasse', the location of Vienna's landmark, the St. Stephen's Cathedral.Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 2: ViennaStop At: Historic Center of Vienna, ViennaStart your day leisurely and visit the historic center of Vienna by your before you'll meet your private local guide after lunch at your Vienna hotel.Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Schonbrunn Palace, ViennaYour private guide will drop you off right at the entrance of Schoenbrunn Palace, time to do the Imperial Tour of Schoenbrunn.This tour will give you a picture of the different stylistic eras of the imperial monarchy and the lifes of the palace´s inhabitants. You will see the state rooms and private apartments of Franz Joseph and Sisi.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Schloss und Park Belvedere, Weimar, ThuringiaThe Baroque Belvedere palaces, Prince Eugene of Savoy’s summer residence, were designed by Johann Lucas von Hildebrandt, one of Central Europe’s greatest Baroque architects. Belvedere keeps some of the most famous pictures world-wide such as paintings from Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt. The Kiss (Lovers) by Gustav Klimt is the most famous Austrian painting and the highlight of the permanent collection at the Upper Belvedere.Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 3: Vienna - BudapestStop At: Fisherman's Bastion, Budapest, Central HungaryArriving at Budapest, you will get a brief tour of the city, including a drive to the fisherman's Bastion with a great view over Budapest and a visit of the chainbridge. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Szechenyi Chain Bridge, Budapest, Central HungaryAfter hotel check in explore the pedestrian area of Budapest by your own.Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.