As Fall arrives, we’re beginning to search on-line for ideas for a 2015 September trip to Europe. We’re in our 50’s, stay in Europe for 15 days and like a variety of big city/ small towns, water/mountains locations if possible during the trip. During our vacations, one stop has been a non-touristy location - really enjoyed those adventures. We travel by train & bus. We travel more for the culture than seeing the most popular sites, so we would forego a location if it’s over-crowded with tourists.
We took the RS GAS tour 11 years ago so have been to Salzburg, Hallstatt & Vienna. I’ve listed some initial ideas (not in order of travel), but we would appreciate hearing about locations you’ve enjoyed that aren’t on the Top 3 list of Austria. Also, we haven’t been to Slovakia, yet.
We would like to spend more time in Vienna –4 days.
We really liked Salzburg for the atmosphere, music, beautiful buildings & smaller town feel in the old center . We would like someplace with a similar feel. – 3 days.
We’re looking for a relaxing spot of outdoor beauty– St. Wolfgang? – 2 days
The Melk Abbey - stay there overnight to see the abbey and be in a small town? – 1 day
We love Venice & Italian food and could spend our last 4 days there, including flight day, unless there’s another airport near a location you suggest. (We have been to Munich)