From fairytale castles to breathtaking Alpine scenery. From world-class winter sports to the birthplace of Mozart. Austria is a land of enchantment, made all the more magical when you visit in the company of a local expert.
Marie-Therese Hill, who leads many of our tours to Austria, was born in Vienna, so she is infinitely well qualified to show you a city that is unrivalled in its dedication to the music of Mozart, Haydn, Bruckner, Mahler, Schubert, Schoenberg and any number of Strausses. She will give you an inside view of the State Opera House and the Musikverein – home of the world renowned Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
She will also take you to a gala performance at the Spanish Riding School, followed by lunch at the Palais Pallavicini and an unforgettable visit to Schönbrunn Palace, the summer residence of the Habsburg dynasty. The Museum of Fine Arts, the Baroque Belvedere Palace, the Treasuries of Hofburg Palace, St Stephen’s Cathedral all await.
And beyond Vienna, discover to romantic fortresses, castles and fortified abbeys of the Danube, magnificent gardens, vineyards, private houses and historic sites like the original castle where Richard the Lionheart was held captive.
There is no more insightful way of exploring the world-famous sights – as well as the hidden treasures – of a country as diverse as Austria, than in the company of one of its foremost local experts.