Austria offers wonderful photo opportunities in autumn with its fiery red maple foliage, beautiful Alpine towns, ancient medieval cities, modern metropolis and traditional villages. If you have been to Vienna and Salzburg , now discover the unique charms of Europe 's smallest and most enchanting lakeside city of Hallstat , whose emerald lake reflects the majestic Alpine peaks. A dinner concert in the famous Baroque Salon style, together with the experience of staying in elegant hotels with the opportunity to catch one of the city's famous musicals or operas, are other exceptional highlights.
Jumbo Golf is organizing an escort-led tour to Austria for 11 days and 8 nights .
This tour is strategically timed to coincide with the European fall period. Tha t is when the autumn foliage at the beautiful ancient village of Hallstatt in Austria starts changing into beautiful colours.
In this golf-inspired vacation, we will also arrange for you to golf all the way from the Alpine heights to the low lands filled with magnificent emerald lakes. The golf courses we will be playing in, such as Eichenheim Golf Course and GC Lake Mondsee, are strategically located between snow-capped mountain backdrops and sparkling lakes. Teeing off at this golf paradise, the extraordinary experience begins not only with the stunning views of nature, but also every breath of the fresh, pristine air you take.
Sightseeing in Austria , as everybody knows, is fabulous. We will take you to beautiful Alpine towns, ancient Medieval cities, modern metropolis and traditional villages. Besides great cities like Salzburg and Vienna , we will also be staying in Halstatt, the smallest and most beautiful lakeside city in Europe , where everything from ancient chapels to cafes, shops and inspiring mountainous backdrops come into view everywhere you go. The village Hallstatt is such an unbelievably spectacular place that even the Chinese have created a copy of the ancient village in Huizhou on the mainland. But only in the original will you discover this truly unique culture with such a history all in a breath-taking mountain setting.
Dining is always another priority in our trip. Again, you will be served with diverse options, from haute cuisines at high-end restaurants to traditiona l Austrian dishes in the winery heartlands. As Austrian , especially the region along Danube River nearby Vienna is known around the world as a wine country, there will be opportunities for you to sample some of the finest liquor it produces.
While we venture deeper into the Austrian cu lture, we will discover that music is everywhere. Not only is music played in the churches, but also around the street corners, cafes and other public places. As Salzburg was where famous music prodigy Amadeus Mozart was born and brought up, our itinerary will provide for your enjoyment of a Mozart Dinner Concert in Salzburg in one of its oldest restaurants where diners are served traditional dishes prepared from the recipes of Mozar ts time, amid the greatest Mozart compositions.
As always, the accommodation we have chosen will be at characterful upscale hotels or castles. One of them is the famous Grand Tirolia Resort with a history of over 80 years old, but has been recently refurnished with state-of-the-art amenities offering modern comfort and convenience. Apart from sophisticated living, we also stay in small boutique hotels, in Hallstatt and on the riverfront of Durnstein, all of them oozing a unique character, set amid beautiful natural scenery. As they come with a limited number of rooms, the boutique hotels require a booking commitment before they could allocate the highly sought-after rooms to us.
HKD 35,800 / per person + tax
As the upcoming tour will coincide with the peak travel season over the National Day holiday, we have committed to flying with Swiss Air and secured reservations of air tickets with them. So you are not encouraged to make your own flight arrangements for this tour.
Ps. Guests can upgrade their travelling class from economy to business on the Swiss Air tickets by paying a modest supplement of HK$26,500 per person. This offer is limited to first six applicants and valid as long as stock lasts.
Day 1: HK – Zurich
Flight departs HKG in the late evening at 11:15 pm
Hong Kong to Munich via Zurich, Swiss Air LX139 HKG/Zurich 2315/0610 and then LX1100 Zurich/Munich 0710/0810 (on next day)
Day 2: Zurich - MunichLake Chiemsee/ HerrenchiemseePalace/ Kitzbuhel
Upon arrival at Munich airport in the morning, we will proceed to LakeChiemsee. Located about half-way between Munich and Salzburg, Austria, LakeChiemsee has been a favored destination since the days of Roman occupation of the area. This large glacial lake contains almost 20,000 acres and is often called the BavarianSea. See the pristine water body, as the beauty of it promises much joy to tourists. Expect lots of photo opportunities to capture its scenic views.
The crown jewel of the lake region is HerrenchiemseePalace. Built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria and modelled on the Palace of Versailles in France, the grand architecture is sited in the centre of the lake so we will take a short boat ride there. At the peer, we will travel to the palace in horse-drawn carriages. Built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria and modelled on the Palace of Versailles in France, Herrenchiemsee a sumptuous and wildly extravagant palace with an unbelievably rich interior, providing a magical fairy-tale setting. Leaving the palace, we will take a leisurely stroll along a tree-lined promenade to appreciate and enjoy the breathtaking scenery.
After an eventful day of sightseeing, we will check into the Grand Tirolia Golf & Ski Resort, where wellness, skiing, golf or dining are rolled into one. Nestled in the Alpine wonderland of Kitzbuhel, it offers the most luxurious starting point for a golf break, with immediate access to the award-winning Kyle Phillips designed Eichenheim course. The stunning lodge, with its exposed wood and high end fixtures, is an amazing retreat set in unrivalled surroundings.
Stay in Grand Tirolia Golf & Ski Resort
Day 3: Kitzbuhel– Grand Tirolia Resort, luxury living amid Alpine mountain ranges
After breakfast, enjoy your first round of golfing at Eichenheim Golf Course, one of the finest in Austria. Ranked as one of the finest golf courses in Austria, the Eichenheim course, designed by the American architect Kyle Phillips, is nestled in the picturesque surroundings of Kitzbuhel and presents a unique challenge for any passionate golfer.
The 6.092 m, par 71 course winds through the region's breathtaking alpinescape offering stunning views of the forest. Opened in 2001, it is this unique aesthetic that makes Eichenheim such a brilliant course. In the background of the many fairways, golfers can admire the beauty of the Wilder Kaiser and Hohe Tauern mountains, which proudly display their majestic cliffs, deep gorges and snowy peaks.
Dine at a refined restaurant.
Stay in Grand Tirolia Golf & Ski Resort.
Day 4: Kitzbuhel – Schwarzsee GC, Salzburg to enjoy a Mozart dinner concert
Being a guest at Grand Tirolia, you will enjoy a number of exclusive privileges. You can marvel at the stunning Alpine scenery outside the windows or outdoors; enjoy as many trips to the fabulous spa facilities and play to your hearts content at its famous golf course.
Enjoy your second game at Schwarzee Golf Course. Located just outside of the town at 800m this course is set in a beautiful situation surrounded by the mountains of the Wild Emporer, Kitzbuhel Horn and Hahnenkamm. The front nine holes are flat, interspersed with groups of bushes, trees and lakes whilst the back nine on the other side of the river are more hilly making this a truly Alpine golf course.
After the game, we will leave for Salzburg.
Check into Bristol Hotel, Salzburg, a five-star hotel combining all modern comforts with classic European architecture. At the heart of the Old Town of Salzburg, it is just a few steps to the famous Mirabell Palace and Mirabell Gardens. The Salzburg festival quartier, the Getreidegasse with Mozart birth place and many other sights are nearby.
We will be round off the day with the famous Mozart Dinner Concert. Preceded by a welcome cocktail reception at 8 pm, this grand function will entertain guests with a harmonic blending of songs from the genius composer, Amadeus Mozart. The concert is conducted in the famous Baroque salon of St. Peter Stiftkeller where we will be treated a three-course candlelight dinner. And in betweencourses, we will also be entertained with the most popular Mozart compositions. Dinner expenses are covered by the itinerary.
Stay in Bristol Hotel, Salsburg
Day 5: Salzburg, City Tour and Sound of Music filming trail
Spend the entire morning visiting the locations where the most memorable scenes of The Sound of Music, the classic movie starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, were filmed, along with a tour of this great city.
In the afternoon, we will take you to the Palace of Mirabell. the Landestheater, the TrinityChurch plus Mozarts Residence, where Amadeus Mozart lived for many years.
In the evening, a vast array of musical, opera or jazz performance are available to suit your taste (own expense)
Stay in Bristol Hotel, Salsburg
Day 6-Golfclub Mondsee - Hallstatt, the most beautiful, picturesque lakeside village in Austria, probably in Europe too!
After breakfast, check out of Bristol Hotel, Salsberg for a tee-off session at Golfclub Mondsee, where an 18-hole championship course, designed by Count Max Lamberg, presents a challenge to any golfer. Its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Mondsee, one of the most beautiful lakes in this region, plus the outstanding course architecture make this golf course a perfect choice for a challenging days golf in a unique landscape.
Following golf, we will join a tour around Hallstatt, Europesmost beautiful lakeside city, where everything from ancient chapels to cafes, shops and inspiring mountainous backdrops come into view everywhere you go.
Check into Seehotel Gruener Baum, which offers spacious and comfortable rooms with fantastic views of Lake Hallstatt. First noted in 1700, the lovingly renovated hotel offers a historic atmosphere, which has already served as a backdrop to several movies. Empress Sisi, the Austrian author Adalbert Stifter, Agatha Christie and many other personalities have stayed at this hotel. Seehotel Gruener Baum is the most impressive building on the historic market square in the village of Hallstatt.
Immerse yourself totally in the beauty and tranquility of what the small lakeside town of Hallstatt has to offer
Dinner at a handpicked restaurant.
Stay in Seehotel Gruener Baum
Day 7:Hallstatt– Melk–Durnstein (Most Scenic Stretch of the Danube River Bank)
Continue our exploratory tour of Hallstatt by taking leisurely stroll along the promenade to soak up the unbelievable scenic beauty before check out of Hotel
Next, set off to Melk, a small riverside town on the south bank of the Danube River and which lies upstream, 40 km west, from Krems. Here, the most famous sight is the Melk Benedictine Abbey. Situated on a hill overlooking the small village of Melk, the Benedictine monastery with twin church towers reach for the heavens.
After sightseeing, we will proceed to Durnstein by boat, a riverside town in the Danube's Wachau Valley, and disembark on the waterfront opposite, along the most beautiful stretch of the Danube river bank. Check into Schloss Durnstein, a magnificent hotel very close by and one converted from a castle built in 1630. Its splendid terrace overlooking the Danube is considered the best in Europe.
Stay in Schloss Durnstein, with the most beautiful terrace overlooking Danube.
Day 8: Krems – Krems am WachauValley, in the Heart of Austrian Riesling and Gruner Veltliner Country –Durnstein
After breakfast, tee off at Diamond Country Club in Krems, a picturesque town of fewer than 25,000 inhabitants. Occupying 6,670 metres, the Country Course boasts an attractive layout designed for both professional and more leisurely play. The par-72 Championship course hosted the Lyoness Open on The 2013 European Tour International Schedule.
After golfing, enjoy a winery tour if time permits or back to charming Durnstein, a 25-minute hike from the waters edge leads to the ruins of medieval Kuenringer Castle and fine river views.
Stay in Schloss Durnstein.
Day 9: Durnstein– Vienna, Capital of Cultural Events, Imperial Sights and Dinner Concert
After breakfast,take in parnoramic view of vineyards and monasteries line both banks in the storybook-lovely WachauValley from vintage locations beforetravelling to Vienna.
Lunch at Pfarrwirt, one of, if not the, oldest restaurants in Vienna, located in a renovated Medieval building tucked away in the same suburb where Beethoven once lived. All dishes are prepared with fresh and natural ingredients and that the Pfarrwirt renounces the use of meat from factory farming. Since the property is also a vineyard, they have their own fine wines such as Gruener Vetliner (white) and Zweigelt (red).
Explore the sights and sounds of the city after lunch. Catching the most important sights of Vienna, you will see the Ringstrase, the street surrounding the center of Vienna and its famous historical buildings and monuments. You can take a look at the, the State Opera House, the House of Parliament, the Burgtheater and the City Hall.
Check into The Ring – Vienna Luxury Casual Hotel, centrally located in Vienna, steps from Ringstrassen Galerien and Musikverein. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of House of Music Museum and Karlsplatz.
Entertainment, dining and shopping options abound in Vienna upon dusk-fall. Feel free to explore local favorites including operetta performances, musicals and concert dinners (at self-expense)
Stay in The Ring – Viennas Luxury Casual Hotel.
Day 10: Vienna –Last Minute Shopping, Pampering Yourself at Historic Cafes or Even An Optional Round of Golf Before Our Evening Flight
Free to explore Vienna.
Staying in a hotel opposite the great theatres, we will have plenty of opportunities taking snapshots of the grand architectures. Do some last-minute shopping and if you need a respite to recharge yourself, visit a roadside cafe for a cup of fine coffee. There is a rich cafe culture in Vienna, with four cafes being the most famous, including Cafe Prueckel, Cafe Hawelka, Demel Cafe and Wortner Cafe. A number of cafes from Vienna are housed in historic architectures, with wonderful art deco and rich selections of decadent pastries and desserts.
For die-hard golf fans who yearn for one final opportunity to tee off before leaving Europe, we can arrange for you to play an optional round (at self-expense) at Fontanna Golf Club, located in an upscale area of Vienna, which promises an interesting layout for local golfers and visitors alike.
At around 4 pm, our chartered coach will depart from the hotel for Vienna airport to board late evening flights.Vienna to Hong
Kong via Zurich, Swiss Air LX1583 Vienna/Zurich1900/2020 and then LX138 Zurich/HKG 2245/1650 (on next day)
Day 11:Zurich– Hong Kong
Arrive in Hong Kong in the afternoon (ETA 4:50 pm) – home sweet home
Tour Price for registration @ HKD35,800 per person (including air fare),
Tour price exclusive of：
- All airport and city taxes, fuel surcharges & security charges .
- Tippings for driver and escort in the amount of HK$1,560 per customer .
- If you require an Chinese version of this itinerary , please call us at
3548 2666 for a copy.