Austria to Hungary

Roofscape view of Salzburg
The funicular railway in Salzburg
Roofscape view of Salzburg
The funicular railway in Salzburg

Holiday Highlights

  • Sleeper train from Zurich to Budapest
  • Sightseeing in Salzburg, Budapest and Vienna
  • Danube cruise
  • 2 nights in Vienna at the 5* Imperial hotel
  • paddle steamer on the Wolfgangsee
  • Schaffberg mountain train
  • 11 Days from £1,510
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Series 1, Episode 2 Great Continental Railway Journeys. The romance of travelling across Europe by rail which includes an overnight sleeper train is an inviting prospect and this 11-day Great Continental Rail Journey offers this and much more as you enjoy the jewels of Austria and Hungary's cities, rivers and scenery.

ITINERARY

Day 1

Depart St Pancras mid-morning by Eurostar to Paris. Transfer to TGV service to Zurich, where you pick up the night sleeper train to Budapest.

Day 2

Arrive Budapest mid-morning. Rest of the day is free to explore. Stay 2 nights in Budapest.

Day 3

Free day in Budapest for sightseeing both Buda and Pest sides of the river as well as visiting the thermal baths.

Day 4

Morning train from Budapest to Bratislava. From Bratislava cruise the Danube by catamaran to Vienna. Stay 2 nights in Vienna at the 5* Imperial hotel. (Please note: Danube catamaran cruise can be pre booked from the UK but not pre paid).

Day 5

Free day in Vienna for sightseeing by way of a traditional carriage ride. Make time for coffee and cake in a traditional Viennese coffee house.

Day 6

Mid-morning train for the short journey to Salzburg. Stay 4 nights in Salzburg.

Day 7

Full day trip leaving Salzburg by bus to St Gilgen where you can connect with the paddle steamer on the Wolfgangsee to St Wolfgang. You can take a trip on the Schaffberg mountain train or travel by bus to Bad Ischl, the former summer capital of the Austria-Hungary dynasty. Here you can visit the Kaiser Villa. Leave Bad Ischl by train and travel back to Salzburg.

Day 8 & 9

Free days based in Salzburg for city/local area sightseeing. Salzburg is the home of Mozart and various tours are available.

Day 10

Depart Salzburg late morning on a direct train to Cologne, Stay one night in Cologne.

Day 11

Depart Cologne after breakfast to Brussels to join Eurostar back to St Pancras, arriving early afternoon.

Price Includes

  • Standard class travel as shown
  • Sleeper berth on night train
  • Public transport tickets for Budapest and Vienna
  • 9 hotel nights on a B&B basis. 3* hotels en suite except for Vienna where you would stay in the 5* Imperial Hotel for 2 nights

Price per person

From £1,510 per person sharing

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