|14 - 18||February
Itinerary (subject to change)
Evening departure from Kaiserslautern, P+R parking lot Daennerplatz, near Kleber Kaserne at 06:30 pm. From Wiesbaden, Hainerberg PX military bus stop at 06:30 pm. From Heidelberg, PHV P+R parking lot (near new commissary, outside base) at 07:45 pm. From Böblingen, Panzerkaserne PX parking lot at 9:30 pm. Overnight travel through southern Germany and Austria to Hungary.
Breakfast (not included) en route at a rest station in Austria designed by the famous Austrian Artist Hundertwasser. Afternoon arrival in Budapest and check in at our 4-star Hotel, time to freshen up. The evening is free for own activities or join a wonderful dinner with Hungarian music (not included). Your guide will make suggestions.
After buffet breakfast (included) in the hotel we start with a city sightseeing tour to include the Matthias Church, the Fisherman’s Bastion, Parliament
and the Citadel. In the afternoon you are invited to come along on an exciting outing (optional) to the Puszta, Hungary’s own Wild West. We will start with a horse show; you will have a chance to ride one of the performing horses after the show. There will also be a carriage ride. Then we are invited to a Farmer’s Wedding, a delightful evening including dinner and wine, with beautiful costumes, music and fun for all. Late evening return to the Hotel.
After an early buffet breakfast at the hotel (included), we will say good bye to Budapest and drive to Vienna. We have a city sightseeing tour by bus, including Emperor Franz Josef’s Hofburg Palace, the Parliament Building, the State Opera House, the Burg Theatre and the St. Stephan’s Cathedral. Afternoon hotel check in to our 4-star hotel near the famous Naschmarket. In the evening you have the possibility to join a Heurigen dinner in the village of Grinzing with live music in a typical merry wine village atmosphere (not included).
After an early buffet breakfast at the hotel (included), we will say goodbye to Vienna and drive to Salzburg. At arrival we meet a local guide and start with a
pleasant stroll through the historic center of Mozart’s hometown, which includes the exquisite Mirabell Gardens, the Mozart house, the Old Market, St. Peter’s Churchyard, the Great Festival Hall, the monumental Dome Square and the famous Horse Trough. Then take time to browse in the shops of the charming Getreidegasse or visit the birth house of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Afternoon departure, stops en route before we arrive back at points of origin in the late evening.
|Republic of Austria
(and largest city)
|Vienna / 48.2; 16.35|
|Ethnic groups (2001)||91.1% Austrians,
8.9% foreigners -
4% former Yugoslavs,
2.4% others and unspecified
|-||Total||83,855 km2 (115th)
32,377 sq mi
|-||2011 estimate||8,414,638 (92nd)|
|Currency||Euro (€) ² (
|Time zone||CET (UTC+01)|
|-||Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+02)|