Along the Lower Alps

From the culture of Budapest to the castles of Prague, travel through Austria and Italy for a trip of stunning nature, renowned culture, and splendid architecture.

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  • Historic PlacesHistoric Places
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Trip itinerary

  • 1

    Budapest, Hungary

  • 2

    Vienna, Austria

  • 3

    Bled, Slovenia

  • 4

    Trieste, Italy

  • 5

    Venice, Italy

  • 6

    Salzburg, Austria

  • 7

    Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

  • 8

    Prague, Czech Republic

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Things to do in and around Budapest

  • Parliament
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site Budapest
  • Buda Castle, Budapest
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  • Above the Trains
  • Szentendre (Ungheria)
  • Visegrád
  • Fővárosi Állat- és Növénykert (Zoo)
  • Palatinus Strand on Margaret Island, Budapest
  • Central Market Hall Budapest
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  • Autumn pattern I
  • Eger panorama
  • buda castle national gallery interior
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  • Hungarian National Museum
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  • Székesfehérvár
   
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Budapest

Hungary, Central Hungary region

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The capital of Hungary offers centuries of history and architecture, as well as surprising nightlife and culinary scenes.

Budapest is the capital and the largest city of Hungary. It is the country's principal political, cultural, commercial, industrial, and transportation center, sometimes described as the primate city of Hungary. Cited as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, Budapest's extensive World Heritage Site includes the banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter, Andrassy Avenue, Heroes' Square, and the Millennium Underground Railway, the second-oldest metro line in the world. The city contains around 80 geothermal springs and a plethora of remarkable attractions, such as the Castle Hill, the neo-Gothic Parliament, Saint Stephen's Basilica, Matthias Church, Dohany Street Synagogue, and more.
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Things to do in and around Vienna

  • On top of Vienna
  • The Museum of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria
  • Hofburg, Vienna
  • Schönbrunn Castle
  • The Belvedere
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  • Lobau Hausgraben alluvial forest (48°10' N 16°31' E)
  • State Opera House, Vienna
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  • A Mediterranean Harbour at sunset (1771) - Claude-Joseph Vernet (1714-1789)
  • Liechtenstein Museum
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  • Lake Neusiedl, Austria
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  • Österreichische Galerie Belvedere palace (Wien)
  • Vienna Upper Belvedere
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  • Aggstein Ruin
   
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Vienna

Austria, Vienna region

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Vienna, the luxurious capital of Austria, has vibrant nightlife, contagiously joyful atmosphere and fascinating history.

Vienna is the capital and largest city of Austria. Art, music, and culture hold a long tradition in Vienna. The Burgtheater is considered one of the best theatres in the German-speaking world. Vienna is also home to a number of opera houses. Many concert venues offer shows for tourists, featuring highlights of Viennese music. There many museums in Vienna, and several of them are in the Museumsquartier. Architectural styles range from classicist buildings to modern architecture. A Vienna ball is an all-night cultural attraction. Major Viennese balls generally begin at 9 pm and last until 5 am, although many guests carry on the celebrations into the next day.
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Things to do in and around Bled

  • Lake Bled
  • Lake Bled, Slovenia
  • Assumption of Mary Church on Bled Island
  • The island in Lake Bled
  • Bled Castle - Lake Bled, Slovenia
  • Lake Bled
  • Castle on the hill at cold winter night
  • Bled
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  • Church of St Martin, Bled, Slovenia
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  • Skocjan Caves
  • Triglav - 1
   
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Bled

Slovenia, Upper Carniola region

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Home to several historic and recreational attractions, this picturesque town is situated next to a glacier lake of the same name.

Bled is a town on Lake Bled in northwestern Slovenia. It is most notable as a popular tourist destination in the Upper Carniola region and in Slovenia as whole. Bled is known for the glacial Lake Bled, which makes it a major tourist attraction. Perched on a rock overlooking the lake is the iconic Bled Castle. The town is also known in Slovenia for its vanilla and cream pastry Today it is a convention centre and tourist resort, offering a wide range of sports activities such as golf, fishing, and horseback-riding. Other notable near-by landmarks are the Assumption of Mary Church and Triglav National Park.
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Things to do in and around Trieste

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  • Dual Trieste
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  • Trieste Miramare Castle
  • Kanal u Gradu / Grado canal
   
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Trieste

Italy, Veneto region

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A cultural hub throughout its history, this major port boasts fascinating landmarks, a great culinary scene, and vibrant nightlife.

Trieste is a city and seaport in northeastern Italy. It is situated towards the end of a narrow strip of Italian territory lying between the Adriatic Sea and Italy's border with Slovenia. Trieste is located at the head of the Gulf of Trieste and throughout history it has been influenced by its location at the crossroads of Germanic, Latin and Slavic cultures. Today, the city is in one of the richest regions of Italy, and has been a great center for shipping, through its port (Port of Trieste), shipbuilding and financial services. In 2012, Lonely Planet listed the city of Trieste as the world's most underrated travel destination.
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Things to do in and around Venice

  • Venice
  • Doges Palace
  • Grand Canal, Venice
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  • Venice Gondolas
  • A view of Verona
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  • Venice
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  • Lido di Venezia
  • Bridge of Sighs, Venice
  • Basilique Palladienne et centre historique, Monte Berico, Vicence, province de Vicence, Vénétie, Italie.
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  • Trieste Miramare Castle
  • Ferrara
   
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Venice

Italy, Veneto region

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Famed worldwide for its romantic canals and gorgeous masks, this thriving city offers its visitors a wealth of cultural attractions.

Venice is a city in northeastern Italy sited on a group of 118 small islands separated by canals and linked by bridges. Venice is renowned for the beauty of its setting, its architecture and its artworks. The city in its entirety is listed as a World Heritage Site, along with its lagoon. It is also known for its several important artistic movements, especially the Renaissance period. Venice is one of the most important tourist destinations in the world for its celebrated art and architecture. The city has an average of 50,000 tourists a day.
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Things to do in and around Salzburg

  • Salzburg
  • Getreidegasse
  • Dom vs Festung
  • Monchsberg
  • Hohensalzburg Castle
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  • Eisriesenwelt 3
  • Neue Residenz
  • Mozart Geburtshaus - Mozart's Birthplace
  • IMG_1712 - Salzburg - View from Mönchsberg - Erzabtei St Peter, Stiftskirche St Peter, und Franziskanerkirche
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  • From Untersberg Peak
  • Salzburg's modern art museum
  • Judengasse, Salzburg
  • Anthropomorphic Animal Carvings (Cat Lady and Frog Man), in the Folklore section
  • King of the hill
  • Frauenstein
   
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Salzburg

Austria, Salzburg region

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With its narrow streets and golden domes, this unique city has a buzzing art scene, lively nightlife and heavenly food.

Salzburg is the fourth-largest city in Austria and the capital of the federal state of Salzburg. Salzburg's "Old Town" is internationally renowned for its baroque architecture and is one of the best-preserved city centers north of the Alps. It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. The city has three universities and a large population of students. Tourists also frequent the city to tour the city's historic center, many palaces, and the scenic Alpine surroundings. Salzburg was the birthplace of 18th-century composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In the mid‑20th century, the city was the setting for parts of the musical play and film The Sound of Music.
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Things to do in and around Cesky Krumlov

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  • Schiele, Crescent of Houses
  • Baroque theater
  • Hluboka castle
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  • Church of St. Vitus
  • Trebon
  • Telc
   
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Cesky Krumlov

Czech Republic, South Bohemian region

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This storybook town is a must-see destination, boasting diverse and colorful architecture, a medieval castle, and a vibrant atmosphere.

Cesky Krumlov Castle is unusually large for a town of Krumlov's size; within the Czech Republic it is second in extent only to the Hradcany castle complex of Prague. Cesky Krumlov Castle preserves its Baroque theatre, built from 1680-82 under Prince Johann Christian I von Eggenberg and renovated with modern (at the time) stage equipment under Josef Adam zu Schwarzenberg from 1765-66. With this original stage machinery, scenery and props it is among only a few such court theatres that still exist. Krumlov has a museum dedicated to the painter Egon Schiele, who lived in the town.
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Things to do in and around Prague

  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • Astronomical Clock, Old Town Square, Prague.
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  • Prague Castle at sunset
  • Charles Bridge sunset
  • Karlstejn Hrad 2
  • Plzeň
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  • Convent of Saint Agnes of Bohemia
  • National Theatre, Prague
  • Old Town Square, Prague
  • Hluboka castle
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  • Kampa Museum.
  • Czech-03720 - Municipal House
  • The Loreto Sanctuary 2
  • Wenceslas Square - St. Nicholas, Malá Strana, Prague
  • Adrspach-Teplice
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  • Neruda Street. Prague. Calle Neruda. Praga
  • Nové Mesto
  • Prague
  • Trebon
  • Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
   
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Prague

Czech Republic, Central Bohemian region

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The capital and the largest city in the Czech Republic, Prague boasts a magical cityscape, rich in history and culture.

Since the fall of the Iron Curtain, Prague has become one of the world's most popular tourist destinations. It is the fifth most visited European city after London, Paris, Istanbul and Rome. Prague suffered considerably less damage during World War II than some other major cities in the region, allowing most of its historic architecture to stay true to form. It contains one of the world's most pristine and varied collections of architecture, from Romanesque, to Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Neo-Renaissance, Neo-Gothic, Art Nouveau, Cubist, Neo-Classical and ultra-modern.
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