Jumbo Golf is organizing an escort-led tour to Austria for 11 days and 8 nights.
In this golf-inspired vacation, we will 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 asEichenheim Golf Course, Seldfeld Wildmoos Golf Course, andGC 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, Four rounds of golf at three golf clubs will be lined up for this trip. Optional rounds of golf can also be arranged, some at own expense and some without extra charge.
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 traditional Austrian dishes in the winery heartlands. As Austrian, especially the region along DanubeRiver 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 culture, we will discover that music is their way of life. 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 Mozart’s time, amid the greatest Mozart compositions. But if you want a deeper immersion into the city’s great musical heritage, you can attend a live performance by the Vienna Mozart Orchestra at the Golden Hall of the Musikverein as part of an optional program at own-expense. For those who have seen the great Hollywood epic the Sound of Music, we will take you down memory lane, right to the doorsteps of those scenic spots where some of the movie’s most memorable scenes were filmed. An optional program at self-expense can also be arranged for you to attend a Sound of Music Dinner Show, where you can see a stage performance of the music live, after savoring local Austrian cuisines.
For this trip, the accommodation we have chosen for you will be very different from what you have experienced before. One of them is the famous Grand Trivolia 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, nestled in the Alpine slopes or alongside the lake front in Hallstatt, all of them oozing with 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. If you register with Jumbo Golf before 15 March 2013, you will enjoy a special early bid rate. For those who register after this date, a higher rate will apply and successful reservation will depend on the accommodation places available.
HKD 30,800 / per person + tax
ps. Guests can upgrade their travelling class from economy to business on the Swiss Air tickets by paying a modest supplement of HK$24,000 per person. This offer is limited to first six applicants and valid as long as stock lasts.
Day 1: HK – Zurich
Flight depart HKG in the late evening at 11:15 pm
Hong Kong to Zurich direct flight, (on next day)
Day 2:Zurich – St. Gallen, Switzerland – St. Anton, Austria
Arrive at Zurich airport and our tour-escort will take you by private coach to St. Gallen, an old medieval town in Switzerland, for sightseeing. Founded in 612 AD, by an Irish monk, Gallus, the town is full of ancient medieval buildings decorated with colourful murals, including carved balconies and relief statues.
St. Gallen's main attraction is its magnificent cathedral and the medieval center with the many half-timbered houses and oriel windows. Built from AD 1755-1767 by the architects Peter Thumb and Johan Michael Beer, the cathedral is a marvelous work from the late baroque period. The exterior is plain, forming a striking contrast to the opulently painted and decorated interior.
After visiting St. Gallen, continue our journey to St. Anton, a prominent resort town in Austria, which retains much of its traditional village charm, and with breathtaking views of Alpine slopes.
Check into a boutique hotel with a highly acclaimed restaurant run by the hotel owners, a friendly Austrian couple - one of them a hotelier and the other, a master chef. Overlooking a valley, the entire hotel is beautifully appointed, spotlessly clean and they clearly have an keen eye for details, with large, modern and comfortable rooms with balcony. Recreational amenities include a sauna and a steam room. Enjoy your welcome meal at the hotel, expertly prepared by owner-chef Michael, who will delight you with courses of good heaven.
Stay in St Antom am Arlberg
Day 3: St. Anton – Innsbruck- Kitzbuhel– Grand Tirolia Resort, luxury living amid Alpine mountain ranges
After breakfast, check out of hotel and do first round of golfing at Seldfeld Wildmoos Golf Course. This is an interesting and dramatic course built high in the mountains above Seefeld, near Innsbruck. The layout is located 1,300 metres above sea level, which has a tremendous effect on the distance your ball flies - holes also crash and rise dramatically to make the game feel even more adventurous. The 9th, for instance, plunges considerably from tee through green while the 10th then rises back up a serious incline.
After golfing head for Innbruck, a low-rise city nestled snugly in InnValley, and surrounded on all sides by majestic mountains. Twice home to the Winter Olympic Games, the city combines ancient Tyrolean tradition with all the vitality of a modern city. As our chauffer drive along, you will enjoy the magnificent views of the AlpsMountains. Innsbruck, the provincial capital of Tyrol.
Apart from its world renowned alpine sports, another internationally acclaimed products from Innsbruckare crystal glass manufactured by Swarovski.
If time permits, we will visit the nearby town of Wattens, where the Swarovski factory is located. Explore Swarovski’s “Crystal World”, both a museum and showroom in one, with dazzling crystal collections and an insight into the unique glass-making process. Check into Grand Tirolia Golf & Ski Resort. Embedded in fantastic Alpine scenery, the resortoffers every possible comfort to guests during their stay.
Stay in Grand Tirolia Golf & Ski Resort
Day 4: Kitzbuhel – Eichemheim GC, best course layout in Austria
Being a guest atGrand 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 heart’s content at its famous golf course.
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. Try an optional round of game at Golfclub Eichenheim without any additional charge while you are a guest at Tirolia Resort.
Stay in Grand Tirolia Golf & Ski Resort
Day 5 Kitzbuhel – Hallstatt, the most beautiful, picturesque lakeside village in Austria, probably in Europe too!
After breakfast, tee off at Golfclub Eichenheim.
After lunch, check out of Grand Tirolia Golf & Ski Resort and head for Hallstatt, Europe’s most beautiful lakeside city. This UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site is scenic, full of history and local culture.
Halstatt is 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.
Check into Heritage Hotel Hallstatt. Situated next to a placid blue lakeHaus Seethaler, the rooms in this hotel offer great views of the Alpine mountains. The hotel is located in three heritage buildings, with the inside renovated and rebuilt at beautifully as one can imagine. Perfectly furnished, the rooms are large and spotless.
Immerse yourself totally into the beauty and tranquility of what the small lakeside town of Hallstatt has to offer
Dinner at a handpicked restaurant.
Stay in Heritage Hotel Hallstatt
Day 6: Hallstatt – Salsburg– Mozart concert in cozy, candlelit romantic ambience of the Baroque Hall of St Peter Church
Check out of hotel and proceed to Salzburg.
On the way, stop by a salt mine. Hallstatt’s association with salt mining dates back at least 7000 years. It is fun to tour the ancient salt mine and those brave enough can slide down the wooden slides. The funicular ride and the view from the top are fantastic. There are also exhibitions devoted to archaeological and historical aspects of salt production from the earliest times up to the present. The mine still has its long, steep wooden slides, used by the miners to descend into the workings, which visitors can ride on. Deep in the mine, there is a huge underground salt lake.
After visit to the salt mine, we’ll travel to cross over the Salzach (Salt) river which was once a major transport route and you will have a wonderful view of the magical city of Salzburg. On the way to the city centre you will pass the Palace of Frohnburg and the Nonnberg Abbey, situated beneath the impressive Hohensalzburg Fortress.
Check into Hotel Auerperg, Salzburg
We’ll round off the day with the famous Mozart Dinner Concert which entertains its 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 between courses, we will also be entertained with the most popular Mozart compositions. Dinner expenses are covered by the itinerary.
Day 7: Salsburg– Scenes of Sound of Music movie
Spend the entire morning visiting the locations where the most memorable scenes of Sounds of Music, the classic 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. It will pass the Mozarteum (University of Music), the Marionette Theatre, the Landestheatre, the TrinityChurch plus Mozart's Residence, where Amadeus Mozart lived for many years.
For fans of Sound of Music, the entertainment does not stop after the visits in the day time. The “Sound of Music” show provides an optional program (at self-expense) which would entertain guests with songs from the movie, operettas and other excerpts of Salzburg’s musical past.
Stay in Hotel Auerperg, Salzburg.
Day 8: Salzburg – Melk – Krems “Golf and Culinary Delights”
Start the day by teeing off at Mondsee Golf Club, where an 18-hole championship course, designed by Count Max Lamberg, presents a challenge to any golfer. The 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.
After the game, set off to Melk, a small riverside town on the south bank of the DanubeRiver and which lies upstream, 40 km west, from Krems. Here, the most famous sight is in Melk Benedictine Abbey,
Situated on a hill overlooking the small village of Melk, the Benedictine monastery with twin church towers reach for the heavens. The imposing Baroque abbey, high above the Danube, has two wings that project around the chapel, curving towards one another and connected by a balcony, framing the inset of the church. Decorated with portraits of Austrian rulers, most of the design of the present abbey (a reconstruction started in 1702) was by the architect Jakob Prandtauer.
The magnificent baroque building has been undergoing extensive restoration work since 1978, Present-day visitors are surrounded by rooms designed in various ways through architecture, light, sound, and new media; embedded in these total surroundings the sensitive language of the original objects and texts can be found.
After sightseeing, we will proceed to Krems, a riverside town in the Danube's Wachau Valley, where we’ll stay for the night. Featuring an abundance of Gruner Veltliner grapes, Krems is also renowned for its world-class wine production as well as their proximity to the Danube.
Stay in a handpicked hotel.
Day 9: Melk –Vienna, Capital of Cultural Events, Imperial Sights & Coffee Houses
After breakfast, travel to Vienna for a whole-day city tour. 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 Museum of Applied Arts, the State Opera House, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum of Natural History, the House of Parliament, the Burgtheater and the City Hall, the University as well as the VotivChurch.
For music lovers, catch the Vienna Mozart Opera (optional program at self-expense) live in the magnificent setting at the Golden Hall of the Musikverein. The Vienna Mozart Orchestra and internationally renowned singers and soloists - all in historical costumes and wigs – transports you back in time to the baroque era. In the style of musical academies“, as concerts were known in Mozart’s time, the audience enjoy single movements from symphonies and solo concertos, as well as operatic overtures, arias and duets from especially popular and well-known works.
If time permits, free to explore the sights and sounds of the city.
Stay in a handpicked hotel.
Day 10: Vienna – Zurich
Free to explore Vienna.
If you 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. Extensively renovated by Canadian architect Doug Carrick with the assistance of Austrian architect Hans Erhardt, it is the centerpiece of the upscale club and residential community. The golf course sits on an entirely flat site, but man-made undulations and a large 11-acre lake help its character and have made it a popular selection as Austria's top golf course.
Non-golfers can also make use of the free time to do last minute shopping and photography.
At 4:30 pm, our chartered coach will depart from the hotel for Vienna airport to board late evening flights. Vienna to Hong Kong via Zurich.,
Day 11: Zurich – Hong Kong
rrive in Hong Kong in the afternoon (ETA 4:50 pm) – home sweet home
This package includes:
Tour price exclusive of：
- All airport and city taxes, fuel surcharges & security charges .
- Tippings for driver and escort in the amount of HK$1,200 per customer .
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