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Veneto to Vienna Explorer

Offer

New for 2019

Price per person
from £943

Price based on
London Gatwick
28th Apr 2019 departure

Key inclusions

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers

Book by 31 October to secure your place for just £99, and to benefit from our early booking Price Pledge - we guarantee that if you find your 2019 holiday being sold directly by us at a better value between 1 Nov 2018 and up to 12 weeks of your tour, we will refund the difference.

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  • 8 days

  • Europe

  • Leisurely pace

  • Cosmos Lite

Cosmos Lite

Bundling freedom, flexibility, and affordability like never before, Cosmos Lite presents the world’s first à la carte tour package. While offering all the hassle-free features of a Cosmos tour, Cosmos Lite provides a blank canvas at each destination for custom tailoring, leaving the itinerary, pace and budget up to you.

This escorted European holiday takes you through the Veneto wine region of Italy, through the Austrian Alps, and the Danube Valley. Find countless ways to explore these fabulous destinations of Italy and Austria with help from your CosmosGO app, and your Tour Director is happy to share expertise on each destination’s highlights and out-of-the-way local spots. With the first à la carte touring approach, Cosmos Lite lets you spend each day, your way.

Begin with an overnight stay in the charming Italian town of Treviso, with its medieval walls and canals. The following day is yours to choose—a complimentary round-trip train ride to Venice, or more time in Treviso’s Prosecco wine region to soak in the authentic Italian countryside. Cross the Alps into the Austrian mountain town of Villach—a sight to see with picturesque shimmering lakes. The options are yours for the choosing—from bike rides to an exhibition in falconry at the lofty Landskron Castle. Then, it’s off to Salzburg. You might recognize the settings where The Sound of Music was filmed in the city of Mozart’s birth. Optional activities and excursions are easy to find on MyCosmos to make the day your own. Join a guided walk from Krems to Mautern a.d. Donau to experience a bit of the Wachau World Heritage Trail along the Danube River. Next, travel to the City of Music, Vienna, where you’ll find a wealth of sights, sounds, and tastes by taking in the many museums, contemporary art galleries, and traditional cafes to sample Sachertorte. Your Tour Director can share lots of suggestions to truly enjoy beautiful Vienna, so you can forget about rigid itinerary schedules. We share wonderful optional excursions to suit every interest and budget on MyCosmos for the ease of having the best experiences without the hassle. Enjoy the expertise of escorted touring of Italy and Austria—your way, every day.

This tour is from our new Cosmos Lite range, which offers all the hassle-free features of a Cosmos holiday while leaving the itinerary, pace and budget up to you. Learn more

What's included

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

Private home pick-up service

Our private home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Read more about our private home pick-up service.

Overview

This escorted European holiday takes you through the Veneto wine region of Italy, through the Austrian Alps, and the Danube Valley. Find countless ways to explore these fabulous destinations of Italy and Austria with help from your CosmosGO app, and your Tour Director is happy to share expertise on each destination’s highlights and out-of-the-way local spots. With the first à la carte touring approach, Cosmos Lite lets you spend each day, your way.

Begin with an overnight stay in the charming Italian town of Treviso, with its medieval walls and canals. The following day is yours to choose—a complimentary round-trip train ride to Venice, or more time in Treviso’s Prosecco wine region to soak in the authentic Italian countryside. Cross the Alps into the Austrian mountain town of Villach—a sight to see with picturesque shimmering lakes. The options are yours for the choosing—from bike rides to an exhibition in falconry at the lofty Landskron Castle. Then, it’s off to Salzburg. You might recognize the settings where The Sound of Music was filmed in the city of Mozart’s birth. Optional activities and excursions are easy to find on MyCosmos to make the day your own. Join a guided walk from Krems to Mautern a.d. Donau to experience a bit of the Wachau World Heritage Trail along the Danube River. Next, travel to the City of Music, Vienna, where you’ll find a wealth of sights, sounds, and tastes by taking in the many museums, contemporary art galleries, and traditional cafes to sample Sachertorte. Your Tour Director can share lots of suggestions to truly enjoy beautiful Vienna, so you can forget about rigid itinerary schedules. We share wonderful optional excursions to suit every interest and budget on MyCosmos for the ease of having the best experiences without the hassle. Enjoy the expertise of escorted touring of Italy and Austria—your way, every day.

This tour is from our new Cosmos Lite range, which offers all the hassle-free features of a Cosmos holiday while leaving the itinerary, pace and budget up to you. Learn more

Total meals included:

  • 7 breakfasts

UK - Treviso, Italy

Day
1

Fly to Venice where you will be transferred to your hotel.

Charming Italian Character

Your adventure begins in Treviso, a charming, off-the-beaten-path town. If you arrive early, take a walk in the old town center, with its canals, medieval walls, and arcades. Tap on your CosmosGO app for local spots to dine, and rely on your Tour Director for free time suggestions.

Treviso or Venice

Day
2

Veneto Vineyards

Your tour now takes you to the heart of the Prosecco wine region in Treviso, that typifies the small north Italian town with its traditions and beauty. With Venice just a 45-minute train trip away, your round-trip train ticket is complimentary to and from Venice Santa Lucia Station. You can choose to spend as much time as you wish in Venice exploring or enjoy a romantic evening before returning to Treviso for the night.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Treviso - Villach, Austria

Day
3

Italian Arts and the Austrian Alps

Before crossing the border into Austria, we’ll stop in San Daniele del Friuli, where you may opt to taste the delicious San Daniele ham and see how this local specialty is produced. You’ll have time to explore with a stroll to soak up the charm of the village, including the Renaissance art in the Sant’Antonio Abate church. You’ll see why its frescoed chapel is called the “Sistine Chapel of Friuli.” Later, we cross the Alps into Carinthia and arrive in Villach, a picturesque Austrian mountain town surrounded by shimmering lakes.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Villach - Salzburg

Day
4

The Drava River and Birds of Prey

This morning is a perfect chance to explore Villach’s Drava River trail with a jog, walk or bike rental. Or take a more laid-back approach on an optional visit to lofty Landskron Castle to see a fascinating falconry exhibition. Later, we depart for Salzburg. Your Tour Director is sure to have helpful tips for exploring Mozart’s birthplace!

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Salzburg

Day
5

A Musical Storybook Setting

Salzburg’s storybook city centre is full of surprises. Its baroque churches, palaces and castles, narrow streets and hidden courtyards are all protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Of course, music plays a big role in the city’s fame, not only as the birthplace of Mozart, but also as the film setting of the beloved The Sound of Music. As you explore the town centre, don’t forget to stop at a Konditorei (pastry shop) to sample Salzburg’s famous marzipan pralines. Optional excursions are easy to schedule in your account.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Salzburg - Krems - Vienna

Day
6

Vienna Waltzes along the Blue Danube

On the way to waltzing Vienna, stretch your legs with a scenic walk along the banks of the Danube from Mautern an der Donau to Krems. It’s just a fraction of the 112-mile-long Wachau World Heritage Trail that links the 13 municipalities of the Wachau Valley. Later, take time to relax as we head to the captivating capital city of Austria.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Vienna

Day
7

The City of Music, Museums, and Marvelous Sweets

Vienna is a fascinating city. Under the grandeur of its baroque beauty hides the buzzing life of a capital and university city. Discover the blend of old and new Vienna by taking in the many museums, contemporary art galleries, or a traditional coffee shop to sample a Sachertorte. Your Tour Director can share lots of suggestions, but you’re free to decide how to enjoy your time in Vienna your way!

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Vienna - UK

Day
8

Your adventure ends in Vienna this morning.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


Treviso: B&B Treviso 

Villach: Hotel City 

Salzburg: Austria Trend Salzburg West 

Vienna: Jufa Wien City

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