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Self-Drive in Austria:
Austria is more epitomized by green glacial valleys and snow-capped peaks - and the wooden picture postcard chalets. Nonetheless, visitors have much to explore from the stylish capital, Vienna, to the baroque splendor of Salzburg. Austria's mountain landscape is undoubtedly its biggest draw for tourists. Although a year-round destination, there is a definite seasonal split in visitors. Summer is best for exploring the countryside on the many mountain trails that snake through the Austrian Alps and the lowlands, while the ski season kicks off in December, attracting winter sports fans from all over the world.
City of music, cafes, waltzes, parks, pastries, and wine - that's Vienna in a nutshell. Vienna doesn't hurry, and, as you saunter through its stately streets, marveling at its Baroque palaces, neither should you. Explore churches ...

Art lovers call Salzburg the Golden City of High Baroque; historians refer to it as the Florence of the North, or the German Rome; and music lovers know it as the Festival City - birthplace of Mozart and home of the world-famous Mozart Festival. ...

Innsbruck is one of Europe's oldest and most beautiful ski centers. Nestled in the Tyrolean Alps, the area has some 200 trails covering 500 kilometers (310 miles) and is perfect for beginner and intermediate-level skiers. It is a winter sports center ...
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8 nts from $1,047*
A perfect combination of charming cities and breathtaking castles across Europe with this unique opportunity to explore on your own with a rental car; Begin in Berlin (the capital city holding world cultural records for their opera, concert halls and symphonies; with a stoic heartbeat that fills the city and its ultra-modern buildings, lush parks and bustling pubs) before heading to Prague (a city layered with multiple cultures; the stunning spires of churches dominating the skyline have rendered the city`s nickname `the city of 10,000 spires`); next Vienna (known for its classical music and waltzes; stunning gardens and delicate, unique almond cakes) and last Munich (big city style and rural charm permeate this capital of Bavaria; beer gardens, cool bars, delectable cuisine, local festivals, art treasures, lovingly restored architectural masterpieces). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
  • Flight into Berlin and out of Munich
  • Hotel for 2 night in Berlin
  • Car rental for 8 days
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Prague
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Vienna
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Munich
  • Daily breakfast (if stated in hotel description)
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Berlin (106)   Prague (122)   Vienna (115)   Munich (153)  
Germany (289)   Czech Republic (118)   Austria (149)
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Begin with Salzburg`s Christkindlmarkt, one of Europe`s oldest markets(there are documents from the 15th century describing the fine crafts being sold by elderly women). Then continue to Munich and the craft stalls surrounding a glittering 100-foot Christmas tree in Marienplatz. On to visit Nuremberg, where 180 candy cane-striped stalls fill the main square with crafts, ornaments, and toys. Continue to Rothenburg ob der Tauber for one of the most romantic Christmas Markets in Germany and finally, end in Stuttgart, with its festive illuminations, the wonderful scents of cinnamon and vanilla, the wooden chalets, richly adorned with angels, conifer branches and Christmas ornaments. Transportation by train and rent a car.
  • Flight into Salzburg and out of Stuttgart
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Salzburg
  • IC High Speed train Salzburg - Munich
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Munich
  • Rent a car for 7 days
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Nuremberg
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Rothenberg ob der Tauber
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Stuttgart
  • Daily breakfast (if stated in hotel info)
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Salzburg (50)   Munich (153)   Nuremberg (36)   Rothenburg ob der tauber (20)  
Stuttgart (13)   Austria (149)   Germany (289)
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7 nts from $935*
Visit Salzburg (the Golden City of High Baroque), then drive to Zell am See (Nested between the Schmittenhöhe and the waterfront of one of the cleanest European swimming lakes).
  • Flight into Salzburg and out of Salzburg
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Salzburg
  • Rent a car for 5 days
  • Hotel for 4 nights in Zell Am See
  • Hotel for 1 night in Salzburg
  • Daily breakfast(if stated in hotel info)
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Salzburg (50)   Zell am See (4)   Austria (149)
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