From the melancholy beauty of Venice, the sinking city, to the city of Vienna, this 10-day trip takes you on a historical journey through Italy and Austria. Take in breathtaking alpine meadows in Alpe di Siusi and beautifully preserved medieval buildings in Salzburg, indulging in flaky pastries and rich coffee along the way. With a mix of scheduled activities and free time to explore on your own, this trip is the perfect introduction to the charm of central Europe.

Highlights

Pedal past villas and vineyards on a bike tour of the South Tyrolean Wine Road, stopping to try some famous local drops along the way

Get (pleasantly) lost in Venice, exploring the tangle of canals and alleyways that make up this sinking city

Stroll through the picturesque alpine meadows of Alpe de Siusi with a local storyteller as your guide. Learn about the dark history of this stunning location, which includes farmer uprisings and witch burning

Watch the sun set over the domes and spires of Salzburg from Hohensalzburg Castle

Soak up the heady mix of Italian, German and Austrian cultural influences in Bolzano

So much of what's great about Europe can be found in Vienna. Revel in the city's rich offerings of art, history and music and stroll along the eclectic Ringstrasse