Linz City Express
Enjoy the beautiful sights of the city while listening to pleasant music, along with information about the culture and history during a journey in the yellow train. Panoramic glass roof and heating provides a pleasant ride in all weather conditions. City Express will pick you up directly from the ship and you will discover the beauty of Linz, Austria's third largest city.
Duration: 1 hour
Tour begins with a short bus ride to the mountain Pöstlingberg, inhabited part of Linz. You will visit the Baroque pilgrimage church, with carved wooden piety and enjoy the view of the river Danube and the city. The bus will then go to New Dome in Linz, where the walking tour of the capital of Upper Austria begins. A majority of the center is a pedestrian zone where you may discover the Main square with the Baroque Holy Trinity Column and the City Hall as the main attraction of the city.
Duration: 3 hours to walk around the city, the tour to the pilgrimage is not available during the ceremony.
The bus ride through the Haselgraben Zwettl and Bad Leonfelden to Krumlov takes around 90 minutes. Near the town of Ceske Budejovice lies the "Pearl of the Bohemian Forest," the medieval city of Cesky Krumlov, which is situated on both banks of the river Vltava. The rocky hill is occupied by the second largest castle in Bohemia - Cesky Krumlov. Three powerful royal families dominated the castle and the town. You will admire the unique history and architecture inspired by the Mediterranean atmosphere. Before the departure of the bus back to the ship you will still have enough time to wander the city on your own.
Duration: 5 hours, the time of the trip excluding walking in the pedestrian section.
Steyr and St.. Florian
St. Florian, the most important junction of Upper Austria, was inhabited by Augustinian canons since the 11th century. Later on, in the Baroque period, Anton Bruckner, one of the greatest composers of the 19th century, settled here. There is a baroque organ in the local church under which Anton Bruckner was buried at his own request.
After visiting the monastery, the trip continues in the town of Steyr. A thousand years old romantic city has one of the most beautiful old towns in Europe. The city of Steyr lies in the confluence of two rivers Enns and Steyr, an area known as "romantic alley", which was described by Franz Schubert as "indescribably beautiful". You will discover the romantic city with a guide and visit the famous sights of the city, the parade and the medieval old town, the most beautiful rococo hall in Austria, the castle Lamberg with the noble library, Innerberger barns and the beautiful square. You will explore the romantic streets and architecturally charming courtyard.
Duration: approx 4.5 hours.
(Full day excursion with lunch box)
Salzburg is rich in tradition, history and culture. The beautiful nature and architecture have carefully created a unique interplay. Alexander Humboldt loved the city of Salzburg, as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The bus will be bring you to the festival city after a two hour drive. Upon arrival you will see sights such as the Mirabell Palace, Mozarteum, Mozart's home, the church of St. Peter, the cemetery, residential areas, Franciscan Church and the Mozart Square and one of the landmarks of the city, fortress Hohensalzburg. In the baroque old town you will visit the cathedral and festival area. The lunch will be followed by a trip to the salt chambers. In St. Wolfgang you may see the winged Gothic altar by Michael Pacher and the world famous "White Rössl on Lake Wolfgang." The route back will take you around the Lake Traun and Gemünden to Obermühle or Linz, where the ship will be waiting for you.
Duration: about 10 hours, includes admission to the Salzburg Cathedral and lunch box from the boat.