2020 Covid-19 Road Trip Day 3 Wyoming USA August 25 – September 5, 2020 Lincoln, Nebraska to Saratoga, Wyoming Day 3: Arrival
Glistening lights, seasonal treats, and snow-covered roofs make for a magical experience. With the beautiful streets of Vienna as your backdrop and the delicious aromas of chestnuts roasting on an open fire you will be in the Christmas spirit from the moment you enter this winter wonderland.
Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna: One of the best luxury accommodations in Vienna mixing a glamorous past with a modern present. The Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna is the Viennese grande dame. Located just off Ringstraße, with swanky cafes that spill into cobbled streets, it’s where the golden age of Vienna springs to life.
Focus on Vienna’s history, lifestyle, and art. Marvel at the impressive buildings like the State Opera House, the Museum of Fine Art, the Parliament, the City Hall, the Court Theatre, the University, and Imperial Palace.
Leaving the city center you will head to the Danube area with the United Nations buildings and the Danube Tower on the way to Schönbrunn Palace.
Soak up Austrian music and cuisine with a gourmet dinner and a 2-hour concert at the Kursalon Vienna.
Can include: Viennese Dream Christmas Market, Christmas Village Belvedere Palace, Christmas Village Maria-Theresien Platz, and Christmas Village in the Former General Hospital
For the most famous Tafelspitz in the world
Visit the commemorative chapel and the small museum in Mayerling and drive to the medieval abbey of Heiligenkreuz within the Vienna Woods. Finally, reach the town of Baden and drive on to the romantic wine-town of Gumpoldskirchen where you will have lunch and wine in a local winery.
Then you will head to Salzburg. The ringing of the countless church bells will remind you that Christmas is here. The Salzburg Christmas Markets will fill you with warmth as you look out to the city’s snow-covered roofs, domes, and towers.
Your journey begins with a stop in Dürnstein (the Legend of Robinhood) located in the gorgeous Wachau region.
You’ll visit the Castle of Duernstein where Richard the Lionheart was captured shortly before Christmas 1192 near Vienna.
The drive continues to Lake Attersee where the world-known artist Gustav Klimt spent every summer painting most of his landscape pictures and along the entire lake from Seewalchen to the village of Unterach, sometimes referred to as “Little Venice”.
Next is the quaint and charming village of Mondsee. The village is home to the Sound of Music Wedding Church, where the wedding scene of the world-famous movie Sound of Music was filmed. After eight hours exploring one of Austria’s best Sightseeing Routes, your private tour will conclude with drop-off at your Salzburg City hotel.
Hotel Sacher Salzburg
The Amadeus of 5-star accommodations and luxury living in Mozart’s birthplace. Hear the music, live like royalty and feel like family in the company of world-class musicians, states people, business leaders, artists, and celebrities. Experience excellence, comfort, hospitality, and culture in the heart of Salzburg.
The Marble Room in the Palace Mirabell is one of the most impressive locations for concerts in Salzburg. Here, the family Mozart already played for the Archbishop of Salzburg. In this unique atmosphere, soloists and ensembles present a balanced program on a high level. The cast changes and guarantees authentic interpretations of partly historic instruments.
Today you will venture out to see the Palaces of Leopoldskron (von Trapp Family House) and Hellbrunn (Sound of Music Pavillion).
Then continue to the Bavarian Mountains and its beautiful surroundings by following the tracks of the world-famous musical “The Sound of Music” and the Hills are Alive Tour. You will see many of the original movie locations and the Salzkammergut Lake area and experience the World Heritage Site Hallstatt, one of the most beautiful lakeside villages of the world.
Smell the oxtail roasting right and be embraced by the cool mountain air and the fresh forest scent coming down from the Hochkoenig. We call it the Obauer Experience
Private Silent Night Tour, Advent Market, and Northern Lakes District
From Salzburg to the Silent Night Chapel in Oberndorf. It was at this location that the famous Christmas song was first performed back in 1818. After a visit to the Silent Night District, the program includes a stroll through the traditional Advent market. Tour the Northern Lake District of Salzburg including Wallersee, Obertrumersee, Mattsee
Make romantic memories in beautiful Salzburg on this 2.5-hour dinner experience at Salzburg Fortress with Mozart concert.
Can include: Salzburg Christmas Market, Advent Magic in Hellbrunn, The Christmas Market on Mirabell Square, The Advent Market St. Leonhard, Advent Market in the Hohensalzburg Fortress Courtyard
Day 2 of my Road Trip to Wyoming! What a great experience. We traveled from Chattanooga, Tennessee to Lincoln, Nebraska, and found the most luxurious boutique hotel and had drinks at one of the most famous Olympic figure skaters of all time!!