Day 1 - 25 Jul 2019
Content: Took the Swiss Airlines flight from home airport to Vienna via Zurich. Flawless services by Swiss. Took a bus to the Vienna city centre, Schwedenplatz bus station which was 200 mts from our pre-booked hotel. Cost was 8 Euro's per person.
Content: Excellent 4* conveniently located in the heart of Vienna. Some rooms could be really small, so if travelling with children book a higher category room.
Content: Must DO in Vienna at the Magnificent Schonbrunn Palace which looks majestic by night after its lit up. The opera concert is one of its kind experience. Only avoid if you have children below 10.
Day 2 - 26 Jul 2019
Content: Recommend the same for comfortable coaches with accurate commentary in various languages. Boarded the first bus at 10,40 AM from Rathausplatz 5 which was 400 mts from our hotel. Covered all the major highlights in Vienna at our pace & it turned out to be most VFM activity.
Day 3 - 27 Jul 2019
Content: Took a cab for Euro 20 from hotel to the Vienna Central Station. Boarded the train to Salzburg at 11.30 AM the ticket was pre booked @ EUR 60 pp. Arrived Salzburg at 01.50 PM.
Day 3 - 27 Jul 2019
Content: The hotel was chosen on the basis of VFM & the location & it pretty much lived up to our expectations. The hotel was 300 mts from Salzburg Central Station so we walked down upon arrival.
Content: The plan was to explore the little town on Salzburg on foot. We started with Mirabell Palace which was 1.5 kms from our hotel. With a deep history & breathtaking gardens this place is a must visit.
Content: We had to cover this stunning castle in quite a hush since the closing time was near. We had pre booked the all inclusive ticket for EUR 14 per person.
Day 4 - 28 Jul 2019
Content: The 14 year old boy was pretty much into Cars & Planes than the Mozarts. Hangar 7 is a must visit museum which has Cars & Planes on display. The entry is free but the food & red bull merchandise inside the museum was a rip off. We took a self drive car before we drove to Hangar 7. The kiddo enjoyed every moment there though.
Day 4 - 28 Jul 2019
Content: Drove through picturesque highways to Zell Am See via Hallstatt. Went a plus size on budget for hotel at Zell Am See since we looked forward to break the monotony & unwind. Seevilla Freiberg was exceptionally good with not just breath taking lake view from the rooms but food & services as well. Plus it has free parking since we had a self drive car.
Day 5 - 29 Jul 2019
Content: After a leisurely breakfast drove to the base of Mt Keitzsteinhorn. A stunning snow clad mountain peak with equal offerings to thrill your adventure buds. Spent 4 hours at the mountain & we were back to unwinding at our hotel on Lake Zell Am See.
Day 6 - 30 Jul 2019
Content: Checked out of Zell Am See & drove to Innsbruck. Checked in to hotel Schwarzer Adler. No sooner after the check in was completed the self drive car was dropped at the nearby Hertz rental office. Hotel Schwarzer Adler is hands down the best located hotel in Innsbruck. The building is a tad old but it never disappointed.
Day 7 - 31 Jul 2019
Content: Walked to the base of Nordkette which was about 5 minute walk from the hotel. Boarded the cable car & the peak is divided into 3 steps. The first stop was hungerburg & then we proceed onwards to Haflekar which is the topmost peak & offer spectacular views of Innsbruck town. Highly recommend for any one to visit the peak for Europes highest alpine zoo, Hiking, Paragliding & Mountain Climbing if time permitts. We spent 4 hours there & just enjoyed the views.
Content: Took a pre booked transfer to Swarovski Crystal World from Innsbruck city centre. The pick up point was communicated by the service operator a day prior. The Swarovski Museum is a paradise for crystal lovers & stunning architecture as well. We found it over priced we just ended up window shopping.
Day 8 - 1 Aug 2019
Content: Took a train from Innsbruck to Munich airport for the flight out. The direct train took us to Munich in 2 hours from where we had our departure flight at 04 PM.