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Veneto to Vienna Explorer

New for 2019

Price per person
from £925

Price based on
London Gatwick
15th Sep 2019 departure

Key inclusions

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 8 days

  • Europe

  • Leisurely pace

  • 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 Marvellous 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
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Hotels

It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.

Treviso - B&B Hotel Treviso

B&B Hotel Treviso is a 3-star property located in Treviso. 641 m from Ca' dei Carraresi (right in the heart of town). Guest rooms in the hotel are all non-smoking and are equipped with a TV. Every room includes a private bathroom and features a balcony. A rich buffet breakfast is served in the main restaurant area and provides a vast variety of items. Free WiFi is available.

  • Location

    Via Gabriele D'Annunzio, 35, Treviso, Italy

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Lifts
    • In-room safe
    • Hairdryer

Villach - Hotel City

The Hotel City Villach is a city hotel, centrally located, with a perfect connection to Autobahn, bus and train nearby. There is a hotel garage, as well as parking space in front of the house. It is only a few steps to the congress centre of Villach. The hotel is surrounded by Villach's old town, inclusive breathtaking mountain peaks, crystal clear lakes and an extensive broad hiking- and cycling net. Culture, art and tradition begin right in front of the hotel.

  • Location

    Bahnhofplatz 3, Villach, Austria

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Lifts
    • In-room safe
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board

Salzburg - Austria Trend Salzburg West

Business-oriented Modern Hotel situated 1 km from airport & 7 km from city centre.

  • Location

    Bundesstrasse 4, Salzburg, Austria

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • In-room safe
    • Hairdryer

Vienna - Jufa Wien City

JUFA Hotel Wien is situated 250 m from the Enkplatz Underground Station in Simmering (Grillgasse exit) and offers modern rooms and an atrium lounge. It also offers buggy rental services and free WiFi in all areas. The on-site restaurant offers a rich breakfast buffet, homemade dishes, and, in good weather conditions, barbecue specialities which can be enjoyed on the terrace as well. Every room at JUFA Wien is anti-allergenic and has air conditioning, a bathroom, a seating area and a TV. Suites come with a balcony or terrace. A games area and a playground will entertain younger guests, and there is also a youth area with tabletop football facilities. Special facilities include rooms for disabled guests and mother and child friendly parking spaces (surcharge).

  • Location

    Mautner Markhof-Gasse 50, Vienna, Austria

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Lifts
    • In-room safe
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board

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