From Engelhartszell (Passau) to Vienna, Krems and Melk to Engelhartszell (Passau).
This route is perfect for all those who have always wanted to get to know Austria: the beautiful old apricot gardens of the Wachau valley are not just a feast for the eyes during the spring blossom season. Discover the famous coffeehouse atmosphere in Vienna and the uniqueness of Austria’s capital city.
Vienna is “culturally and musically one of the richest cities in the world” says the Telegraph. There are so many wonderful sites to see so why not try and see the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Vienna boys’ choir or visit Schloss Schonbrunn, Vienna’s former imperial residence, complete with its own zoo, luxurious gardens, glorious monuments and the palace itself? Or you could just meander around the soulful streets where Strauss, Mozart, Beethoven and Haydn once did. With many museums, galleries and incredible architecture, you will be spoilt for choice. The Kunsthistorischen Museum has the largest collection of Bruegel paintings in the world. Gustav Klimt’s, an Austrian Symbolist painter, influence can be seen in many of the public buildings and in the beautiful Baroque Belvedere Palace. The culinary scene in Vienna has come on leaps and bounds with the arrival of top notch chefs who dominate the culinary scene. They have created signature dishes such as fish soup and red curry which have attracted attention around the globe. Visit the Old City to experience dining in traditional and modern restaurants, rustic coffee houses and sit back with a glass of wine in an established tavern.
The Vltava River flows through the green landscape of the Czech Republic. Like a main artery, it runs straight to the nation’s heart, Prague. A city with several thousand years to its name, this is the place where you can explore eras of past and present and immerse yourself in history, strolling through the cobbled streets. Experience the city through its energetic centre, Nove Mesto, where you’ll find lots of restaurants, cafés and bars, and the famous Josefov area with its stunning synagogues, Jewish museum and old graveyard. Not to be missed, the narrow, labyrinthine alleys in the neighbouring area of Stare Mesto are a trip through history. Take a tour of the 1,200 year old Prague Castle, which towers majestically above the city. Next on the list, a walk across the romantic Charles Bridge: here you’ll find a plethora of buskers, painters and street sellers, along the stone bridge that is famous for its gothic statues.
Manchester March 2017: 13
London Gatwick March 2017: 13
Edinburgh March 2017: 16
Dublin March 2017: 16
Manchester March 2017: 16
London Stansted March 2017: 30
Manchester March 2017: 30
London Heathrow March 2017: 30
Reviewed 25 November 2016“A short break was definetely improved by excellent service. Staff all spoke good english and were very helpful throughout. Breakfast choices were excellent and the restaurant food was very high standard. Will deff be returning to this hotel on next prague visit”
Reviewed 22 November 2016“Great position for sightseeing within 50 yards of nearest tram stop and within easy walking distance of most attractions.The hotel was very clean in all areas and the breakfast was excellent, the bar was reasonably priced and served a good range of beer, spirits and cocktails. Very easy and fast check in and check out, friendly helpful staff I would definitely recommend this hotel to both singles,couples and families.”
Reviewed 21 November 2016“A wonderful city, and a great hotel to stay in. Smart. Clean. Crisp. Breakfast was a great buffet. The bar was a pleasure to return to after a full days mooching round town. Staff were all brill. The reception staff were super helpful and spoke great English. Organised our return to airport that was cheaper than the taxi journey when we arrived. Many thanks to all of the staff.”