Austria, officially the Republic of Austria, is a federal republic and a landlocked country of over 8.66 million people in Central Europe. The territory of Austria covers 83,879 square kilometres. Austria's terrain is highly mountainous.
We arrived a bit late to do the palace tour as the tours stop at 5:30 (yet dinner is at 6:30?), but that was fine because the ticket office was happy to allow the voucher over to the next or another day for the tour. We did the tour the next morning and it was amazing. The orchestra was absolutely fantastic. Intermission on the palace grounds with a drink was a delight and the music, accompanied by some light opera and ballet was nothing short of a delight.
We booked this tour from our hotel and Panorama picked
We booked this tour from our hotel and Panorama picked us up from the hotel. At 45 Euros each seemed expensive but was definitely well worth the money, a full afternoon (about 4 hours). Took us to some of the filming sites and the very knowledgeable (and amusing) guide gave us lots of information about how the scenes were filmed. The tour also took us outside the city to the beautiful lake district which was absolutely stunning and included a stop at the church where the wedding scene was filmed. If you like a sing along on the coach this is the tour for you! Only a small point, the coach seating was a little cramped but overall a great day.Show More
We visited 6 countries (Germany, Austria, Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, and Slovik Republic) in Europe and we found that Austria was the most friendly. Everyone there were so warm and inviting. Austrians also have a lot of respect for their country side. It was very clean and well kept. Our favorite Austrian city was Salzburg, where the Sound of Music was filmed. Also, just 20 minutes from Salzburg is Hitler's Eagles Nest and a very fun Salt Mine Tour with rides and slides. A must try is their Wiskey Ice Cream!!!Show More