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Discover Salzburg at its most magical during your 3-night excursion. Ring in the New Year in style at a classical music concert, then enjoy your choice of a city and Austrian Lake District (Salzkammergut) tour, or an Alps day trip with a horse-drawn sleigh ride. Enjoy three nights in 4-star hotel accommodation, with breakfasts included, and ample free time to explore the city independently. Please note: The city and Austrian Lake District (Salzkammergut) tour is described on Day 3, but it can take place on any day, depending on availability. The Christmas Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride from Salzburg is only available on Day 2.
Day 1: December 30Check in to your Salzburg hotel in the afternoon, then sip on a welcome drink before spending the rest of the evening at your leisure. Perhaps wander through the picturesque Alstadt (Salzburg Old Town), admiring the snow-sprinkled roofs and towers of the city skyline. Keep an eye out for Salzburg Cathedral, or Dom, a magnificent Baroque building recognizable by its mighty green domes. In the evening, eat wherever you please (own expense). Salzburg offers a wide variety of options, from traditional beer halls to atmospheric bistros.
Overnight: 4-star Hotel NH Salzburg City, Hotel Am Mirabellplatz, Radisson Blu or similar Day 2: December 31, New Year’s Eve (B, D)After a delicious buffet breakfast at your hotel, spend the day doing as much or as little as you please. Perhaps take a walk in the surrounding Alpine hills or lounge around with a hot chocolate in one of Salzburg’s famed cafes. Alternatively, embark on your selected tour.
Alps Day Trip with Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride from Salzburg (8 Hours) Leave Salzburg for a day of exploring the Alps. After a morning pickup from your hotel, travel by coach along the Salzach River to Ramsau, a small village at the base of the Dachstein, a massive Alpine mountain with many glaciers. In Ramsau, your guide will recommend inns for lunch (own expense). After eating, embark on your horse-drawn sleigh ride. Climb into your seat and glide along through the snow-covered fields admiring the magical winter views. The ultimate destination of your 2-hour sleigh ride will be determined by snow conditions. Afterward, travel back to Salzburg, where you’ll be dropped off at Mirabellplatz bus terminal. Later in the evening, dress to impress for the New Year’s Eve gala at Festung Hohensalzburg, Salzburg’s famous 11th-century fortress, which sits high on a hill overlooking the city. Listen to music by Mozart and other classical composers and feast on a hearty dinner. As midnight approaches, watch the sky light up during a colorful fireworks display. Overnight: 4-star Hotel NH Salzburg City, Hotel Am Mirabellplatz, Radisson Blu or similar Day 3: January 1, New Year’s Day (B)Embark on your selected tour. Panoramic Salzburg City Tour plus Austrian Lake District (Salzkammergut) and Mountains Sightseeing Tour (5 Hours) Spend the morning at your leisure, then return to your hotel at lunchtime for pickup for this 5-hour sightseeing tour. From your seat on the coach, see the best of the city in the company of a knowledgeable guide. Commencing at Mirabellplatz, travel by Salzburg’s most famous attractions including Mozart’s Residence, the Staatsbrucke, the baroque Salzburg Old Town and Castle Leopoldskron, which was used as the von Trapp family home in the film, The Sound of Music. Return to Mirabellplatz and begin the lake and mountains tour. Travel out by coach to the beautiful Austrian Lake District (Salzkammergut), one of Austria’s most scenic regions. On the way, see historical landmarks such as the impressive hunting castle Fuschl, today a luxury hotel, where the Prince Archbishops spent many seasons. Stop in picturesque town of St Wolfgang, and recharge with refreshments in a local inn (own expense). Pass by Huttenstein Castle from afar and continue along Lake Mondsee before returning to Mirabellplatz in Salzberg. Overnight: 4-star Hotel NH Salzburg City, Hotel Am Mirabellplatz, Radisson Blu or similar Day 4: January 2 (B)Check out of your hotel after a tasty breakfast at your hotel and enjoy a free day to explore Salzburg on your own. Go back to some of the places you visited on your city tour or try somewhere new. Overnight: 4-star Hotel NH Salzburg City, Hotel Am Mirabellplatz, Radisson Blu or similar
3-night stay in a 4-star hotel
Accommodation in double or single room
Souvenir and informative brochures upon arrival at hotel
New Year's Eve Gala: classical concert and gala dinner at Hohensalzburg Fortress
Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
Salzburg city tour with Austrian Lake District (Salzkammergut) and mountains (if option selected) or full-day Alps tour from Salzburg including horse-drawn sleigh ride (if option selected)
Hotel pickup for both Salzburg city tour and full-day Alps tour
Hotel drop-off for both Salzburg city tour and full-day Alps tour
Food and drinks, unless specified
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Check-in at hotel possible from 3pm
Any necessary vouchers will be left at your hotel reception for you to pick up on check in
All rooms have en suite facilities
Maximum of 2 passengers per room. If you are traveling with a party of 3 travelers or more, you must make separate bookings
Room type changes are depending on availability and need to be requested as these can result in a change fee up to 100%