White Water Rafting (Austria)

18 July 2010 The following morning we were back on the coach and heading for Germany however we were stopping off on the way to do a White Water Rafting optional excursion. We met the rafting crew and got kitted up with wetsuit, jacket, helmet and boots before we were taken through the basics of […]

Hopfgarten (Austrian Tyrol)

16-17 July 2010 It was a sombre drive to Hopfgarten after Mauthausen, fortunately the Austrian scenery provided a superb distraction; we were heading for a famous skiing and outdoors orientated area. In Hopfgarten we stayed at another Contiki owned enterprise. I tend to get the impression that Contiki make their money from optional excursions and […]

Mauthausen Concentration Camp (Austria)

16 July 2010 We visited a concentration camp to experience the dark side of European history, no trip to Europe is complete without such a visit where one can attempt to gain an understanding of the atrocities committed and the hardships people have experienced at the hands of others. Why is it that people are […]

Vienna (Austria)

14 – 15 July 2010 On arrival in Vienna we had time to have a brief meal and quick walk of the inner city streets before we met up as a group and headed to the Mozart & Strauss concert (Optional excursion). The Mozart & Strauss concert lasted a little under two hours and everyone […]