Itinerary Designed For

Fairytale Winter Proposal by Sleighride in Austria

8 DAYS, WINTER 2024*

Fairytales DO come true with this epic itinerary designed to lead up to the perfect proposal by sleigh ride during the fairytale setting of Austria’s winter season! You’ll embark on a romantic journey from Vienna to Salzburg, where the rich tapestry of Austria’s landscapes and heritage is aglow with holiday magic.

Highlights Include:

  • Private Guide to Discover Viennese Christmas Markets: Delve into the holiday spirit of Vienna’s renowned Christmas markets, offering a cozy and festive atmosphere.
  • Schönnbrunn Palace Exploration: Discover the historical charm of Schönnbrunn Palace, providing a glimpse into Austria’s royal past.
  • Danube Valley Excursion: Enjoy a scenic drive through the captivating Danube Valley, stopping at quaint towns and notable sites.
  • Stay at Schloss Fuschl: Experience a blend of luxury and natural beauty during your stay at Schloss Fuschl, a picturesque retreat by the lake.
  • Bavarian Alps Sleigh Ride: The highlight of your journey is a private (ultra-romantic!) sleigh ride through the snow-clad landscapes of the Bavarian Alps…
  • Salzburg’s Musical Heritage: Explore the birthplace of Mozart and the musical legacy of Salzburg, adding a touch of classical charm to your adventure.

Note: This itinerary was designed for the 2024 holiday season but if you wish to travel in November to December of 2023, the itinerary can be adjusted. (Our Suggested Stay for Days 4-6, Rosewood Schloss Fuschl re-opens in 2024), but there are several other outstanding properties in the Bavarian region.)

*All WedLuxe Experiences are entirely customizable and can be tailored to your preferences. Schedule a consultation with a WedLuxe Travel Concierge for exact pricing and availability.

Day 1: Arrival in Austria

*WedLuxe Suggested Stay: Hotel Sacher Vienna

Today’s Spectacular Highlights Include:

VIP Welcome
Upon arrival at Vienna airport, you are welcomed to Austria by your local Guardian Angel as you exit customs into the arrivals hall and transfer to your hotel, where you are assisted with check-in procedures. 

Check-in to Hotel Sacher Vienna*
The world-famous Hotel Sacher is as much part of Vienna as the State Opera, the Ferris Wheel, the Fiaker, and the Lipizzaner Horses and is ideally located in the very heart of this fabulous city, opposite the State Opera and only five minutes from the Hofburg Imperial Palace. The hotel’s long history can be felt in every room, where modern comfort is ideally combined with the charm of the Habsburg monarchy. All rooms and suites are individually decorated with original oil paintings, precious rugs, and silk wall covering.

Here you are just a few steps away from the best Viennese shopping and cultural attractions; this is the place to stay in Vienna, where comfort, luxury, gastronomy, and service are the highest priority. No visit to the hotel is complete without sampling the famous Sacher Torte, whose recipe is still a well-kept secret.

Day 2: Explore Vienna’s Christmas Markets

Today’s Spectacular Highlights Include:

Private Guided Tour of Christmas Markets in Vienna:

  • Begin at ‘Christkindlmarkt’ near the Town Hall:
    • Vienna’s classic market, over 700-year history.
    • Features an ice rink for winter; option to ice skate amidst Christmas decor.
    • Surrounded by a park with trees adorned with themed lights.
  • Onward to ‘Spittelberg Market’:
    • Unique setup along narrow streets, not in a large open square.
    • Discover Austrian arts and crafts, from exotic to local items like beeswax candles.
    • Located near the Fine Arts Museum, option to view Nativity scenes within the museum.

Day 3: Schönnbrunn Palace & Market

Today’s Spectacular Highlights Include:

  • Guided Tour of Schönnbrunn Palace, a significant cultural monument in Austria, followed by an exploration of an Advent village outside.

  • Artisan Christmas Market: Discover Austrian crafts, including:
    • Wooden Christmas tree decorations.
    • Various crafts in felt, glass, stone, pottery, tin toys, and clay products.
    • Hand-carved mangers.

  • Listen to Christmas music by national/international choirs, brass bands, and groups.

  • Wine Tasting: Sampling Austrian wines alongside various punches and tea specialties.

  • Apple Strudel Experience: Enjoy an Apple Strudel demonstration by a professional sugar baker at the Palace. Learn insider secrets on the Viennese bakery tradition and sample the freshly made treats!

  • Musical Evening: Attend a local church or larger concert at a concert hall.

Day 4: Danube Valley: Fairytale Vibes

*WedLuxe Suggested Stay: Rosewood Schloss Fuschl
Note: Rosewood Schloss Fuschl will debut in 2024. Should you wish to experience this itinerary during Winter of 2023, we will happily recommend an alternate hotel.

Today’s Spectacular Highlights Include:

Scenic Journey Through The Danube Valley:

  • Travel to your next hotel in a private luxury sedan. Journey through the picturesque Danube Valley.

  • Visit Krems: Explore the 14th-century former cloister.

  • Visit Dürnstein: Explore the wine town, known for its beauty and castle fortress ruins.

  • Visit Melk Abbey: Explore one of the world’s finest Baroque buildings. Walk to a viewpoint for a spectacular Danube and Wachau Valley view.

  • Arrival at Rosewood Schloss Fuschl: Check-in at the 15th-century chateau-turned-luxury hotel on Lake Fuschl peninsula, 20 minutes from Salzburg, gateway to the Salzkammergut. Learn about its history as a hunting lodge and summer residence for the archbishops of Salzburg.

Day 5: Romantic Sleigh Ride Proposal in The Bavarian Alps

Today’s Spectacular Highlights Include:

Mythical Winter Wonderland Drive Through Bavarian Alps
At this time of year, the south of Germany turns into a Winter Wonderland, which you will discover on the first part of your day today.

First, you’ll head past the legendary and mythical Untersberg Mountain and to the old border crossing into Germany. Continue alongside the King’s Lake River on your drive through the striking Bavarian alpine valley, with its picturesque farms and villages, until you reach your destination of Bischofswiesen, where your sleigh ride through the winter paradise begins.

The Most Romantic Sleigh Ride of Your Life
Snuggle up under warm blankets and experience the picturesque scenery. Mulled wine is served during your hour-long ride.

We recommend proposing at the King’s Lake (Königssee), nestled among the steep and imposing mountains of the Bavarian Alps. Here, we can arrange for candles and flowers to be set up and waiting for your arrival, along with a WedLuxe-vetted photographer to capture the moment!

Celebratory Romantic Dinner

Back at the hotel, you will have a private romantic dinner awaiting your return.

Day 6: Celebrating in Cozy Style

*WedLuxe Suggested Stay: Schloss Fuschl
Note: Rosewood Schloss Fuschl will debut in 2024. Should you wish to experience this itinerary during Winter of 2023, we will happily recommend an alternate hotel.

Today’s Spectacular Highlights Include:

Enjoy your status as a newly engaged couple today at leisure at your hotel.
You could wrap up warm and take a walk around part of the lake, or you could stay inside and take advantage of the hotel’s* 1100m² spa, fully equipped with a gym sauna, indoor pool, outdoor Jacuzzi and treatment rooms all with a stunning lake view. 

You might like to sit next to the log fire in the cozy lounge and have a Christmas drink while listening to the live pianist. Or you could follow the lounge outside into the comfortable Winter Lounge and wrap up under heated fur covers whilst enjoying fairy-tale views, all accompanied by the chef’s wonderful hot punch. 

Day 8: Salzburg

*WedLuxe Suggested Stay: Hotel Sacher Salzburg.

Today Includes:

  • Private Transfer to Salzburg:

  • Private Tour of Salzburg and Mozart’s Birthplace:
    • Explore city highlights with a private guide.
    • Walk along Getreidegasse, a famous shopping street.
    • Visit Mozart’s birthplace at Hagenauer House (no.9 Getreidegasse).
    • Proceed to Herbert-von-Karajan-Platz, dedicated to the legendary conductor.
    • Enjoy a refreshment break at a local coffeehouse.
    • Visit Peter’s Abbey, appreciating its rococo interior.
    • Conclude the tour at Mirabell Palace and Gardens, known from ‘The Sound of Music’.

Day 7: Departure

Your driver meets you at your hotel today and transfers you to the airport for your departure flight. Let the wedding planning begin!



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