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Austria

The Best of Austria: Vienna, Salzburg & Innsbruck

Austria is as rich in natural wonders as it is in cultural treasures. Alongside experts, explore the history and music as well as the mountains and glaciers of this incredible country.
Program No. 23661RSBLOG
Length
9 days
Starts at
2,849
Flights start at
925

At a Glance

The hills are alive with the sound of … Road Scholars! March to the beat of your own drum as you explore the cultural, historical and natural monuments of Austria with local experts. On this enriching week-long journey, you’ll learn the history of this fascinating country from the influential Hapsburg dynasty and famous classical composers to its important position in the European Union and the modern cultural mecca it is today. Along the way, uncover a country full of diverse landscapes as you venture to the largest glacier in Austria, Europe’s largest waterfall and the lakes of Salzkammergut to truly immerse yourself in Austria’s beauty.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Delve deep into Austria’s musical past while you explore the birthplaces of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and his mother.
  • Learn about Vienna’s longstanding imperial history as you study the Habsburg dynasty and explore their impressive summer home.
  • Embark on a fascinating exploration through Europe’s largest ice cave system with an expert in Eisriesenwelt.
Featured Expert
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Bettina Mandl
Bettina Mandl was born in Vienna and grew up surrounded by the splendid architecture and history of her hometown. After earning her degree in tourism from the school of economics and business at the University of Vienna and working in travel for over 10 years, she began to give lectures and lead educational expeditions. She has been a state licensed group leader since 2007, and her main focus in Vienna is art nouveau, especially the works of the architect Otto Wagner.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Bettina Mandl
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Jan Wilczynski
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Gabor Karsay
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Karl Husa
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