Austria: Bus Tours
You may have already guessed – there’s a lot to know about Austria! So, to make sure you don’t miss anything, take an Austrian bus tour and let your informed guide do the hard work while you sit back, relax, and take in the sights. All the big cities have tours departing daily and vary in price depending on tour length. Salzburg offers some high culture bus tours; the 5 hour ‘City and Country Highlights Tour’ (65 Euros) takes you past some iconic landmarks, including Mozart's Residence, Castle Leopoldskron, Hunting castle Fuschl and the Winged Gothic altar by Michael Pacher. If you are staying in Vienna, there are a range of themed bus tours to choose from, including ‘Imperial Vienna’, ‘Panorama tour’, ‘Vienna by tram ways’, and ‘Vienna from outside and inside’. There are also day trips to a number of exciting international destinations such as Bratislava and Prague. If you fancy ditching the tour guide and taking yourself round Vienna, the best advice is to buy the Vienna Card. For €18.50 you can enjoy 3 days of unlimited travel on the underground, buses and tram system. The Vienna card also comes in handy for many other attractions in the city centre, including various discounts at museums and galleries.
Tired of the city buzz? If you are keen to see some more of Austria’s romantic countryside, the all day ‘Danube bus and river cruise’ (80 Euros) is the perfect choice. This Austrian bus tour runs alongside the winding blue Danube and takes you past magnificent castles and quaint little villages. You will also get the chance to muck about on the river with a short cruise down the Danube.