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Austria

We recommend Austria for...

  • Elegant cities such as Vienna and Innsbruck
  • Simply magnificent Alpine beauty, with picture-postcard Alpine villages set amidst dramatic scenery
  • The musical heritage of Mozart’s Salzburg and the Sound of Music
  • Majestic mountain railways, including Achensee Train, Europe’s oldest rack and pinion railway
  • The beautiful region of Carinthia, with fabulous lake and mountain scenery, a relaxed Mediterranean feel and a warm climate

A land of simply magnificent Alpine beauty, Austria has a majestic beauty that will leave you breathless. From elegant cities such as Vienna and Innsbruck and picture-postcard Alpine villages set amidst dramatic scenery, to the musical heritage of Mozart’s Salzburg and the Sound of Music, Austria is a country steeped in tradition that is bound to seduce.

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Close this result item Splendours of the Tyrol - Grand Tourer 10 days 

Konigsee

Discover magical Castle Rosenegg on a unique stay at the charming Schlosshotel, dating back to the 12th century. It's a perfect base to explore the stunning scenery of the Tyrol and Salzburg, backdrop to the much-loved 'Sound of Music'.

Schlosshotel Rosenegg , Fieberbrunn

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10 days from only £899 per person.

£899 per person.

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Close this result item Grand Danube Explorer Cruise Plus 2 nights in Munich 10 days 

Munic

Enjoy a relaxing cruise along the Danube, taking in some of Europe’s most splendid scenery and learning something of the area’s fascinating history. Discover Vienna, the beautiful ‘City of Waltzes’. See Budapest, ‘Queen of the Danube’ and home to a myriad of historical treasures. Cruise to Esztergom, a picturesque town full of historical delights. And call in at Bratislava, a cultural capital city with much to see and do. The combination of outstanding natural beauty and wonderful history make this cruise a truly unforgettable experience.

MPS Da Vinci

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10 days from only £1676.50 per person.

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Close this result item Main Valley to Blue Danube - (Reverse Itinerary) 10 days 

Nüremberg

Join us as we sail along the Main Valley and the beautiful Blue Danube, with so much to discover. Step back in time, exploring the medieval cities of Bamberg and Regensburg, awaken your inner child with a visit to Nuremberg’s popular Toy Museum, and sample some of Bamberg’s famous beers, with over 50 varieties to choose from. Explore Wurzburg’s Palace, marvel at the 16 lochs of the Danube-Main Canal and enjoy the views of the Altmuehl Valley. Unforgettable experiences await on this spectacular waterway!

MPS Da Vinci

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10 days from only £1339 per person.

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Close this result item Main Valley to Blue Danube - (Reverse Itinerary) 8 days 

Nüremberg

Join us as we sail along the Main Valley and the beautiful Blue Danube, with so much to discover. Step back in time, exploring the medieval cities of Bamberg and Regensburg, awaken your inner child with a visit to Nuremberg’s popular Toy Museum, and sample some of Bamberg’s famous beers, with over 50 varieties to choose from. Explore Wurzburg’s Palace, marvel at the 16 lochs of the Danube-Main Canal and enjoy the views of the Altmuehl Valley. Unforgettable experiences await on this spectacular waterway!

MPS Da Vinci

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8 days from only £1371.50 per person.

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Close this result item Main Valley to Blue Danube Cruise plus 2 nights in Munich 10 days 

Munich

Join us as we sail along the Main Valley and the beautiful Blue Danube, with so much to discover. Step back in time, exploring the medieval cities of Bamberg and Regensburg, awaken your inner child with a visit to Nuremberg’s popular Toy Museum, and sample some of Bamberg’s famous beers, with over 50 varieties to choose from. Explore Wurzburg’s Palace, marvel at the 16 lochs of the Danube-Main Canal and enjoy the views of the Altmuehl Valley. Unforgettable experiences await on this spectacular waterway!

MPS Da Vinci

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10 days from only £1491.50 per person.

£1491.50 per person.

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Close this result item Great Cities of the Danube River Cruise & 2 Nights in Munich 10 days 

Munich

A majestic cruise through the valleys, vineyards and scenery that make the Danube so special. From the elegance of Vienna, with its many sights from the glorious Hapsburg era, to the ancient splendour of Bratislava and Passau ‘The City of Three Rivers’. You could sample some Wachau Valley wine or tour beautiful Melk Abbey. Immerse yourself in some of the heartland of Europe’s most magical capitals while enjoying the friendly atmosphere of the MV Esmeralda.

MV Esmeralda

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10 days from only £1366.50 per person.

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Close this result item The Classic Danube 10 days 

View across Danube to Linz

Enjoy a classic cruise along the famous Danube River, as it snakes its way through central Europe. We’ll be sure to witness stunning scenery as we cruise along the beautiful valleys of the river and discover historic cities and villages as well as architectural wonders - a truly unforgettable experience awaits you.

MV Esmeralda

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10 days from only £949 per person.

£949 per person.

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Close this result item The Classic Danube 7 days 

View across Danube to Linz

Enjoy a classic cruise along the famous Danube River, as it snakes its way through central Europe. We’ll be sure to witness stunning scenery as we cruise along the beautiful valleys of the river and discover historic cities and villages as well as architectural wonders - a truly unforgettable experience awaits you.

MV Esmeralda

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7 days from only £1051.50 per person.

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Close this result item Westendorf & The Kitzbuhler Alps 9 days 

Tyrolean scenery

The typically authentic Austrian village of Westendorf offers many delights, from monumental mountain views, to flower covered balconies and Tyrolean hospitality.

Hotel Theresianna , Westendorf

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9 days from only £549 per person.

£549 per person.

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Close this result item The Magic of Ebbs 9 days 

Tyrol scenery

The Austrian Tyrol has been a firm favourite for many years. From the pretty village of Ebbs, which lies in the Inn Valley, near the fortress town of Kufstein, we explore this beautiful region with breathtaking mountain peaks, pine clad hills and lush green valleys.

Hotel Postwirt , Ebbs

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9 days from only £699 per person.

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Information about Austria

A land of simply magnificent Alpine beauty, Austria has a majestic beauty that will leave you breathless. From elegant cities such as Vienna and Innsbruck and picture-postcard Alpine villages set amidst dramatic scenery, to the musical heritage of Mozart’s Salzburg and the Sound of Music, Austria is a country steeped in tradition that is bound to seduce.

Holidaymakers come to Austria to experience its simply magnificent Alpine scenery dotted with picture-postcard villages, but also to visit elegant cities such as Innsbruck. Many visitors are drawn by the musical heritage of Salzburg, home to Mozart and The Sound of Music. Others prefer the tranquility of Austria’s Lake District, or relaxing on a Danube cruise. Austria has a majestic beauty that will leave you breathless. Steeped in tradition, it is bound to seduce.

Did You Know?

The original croissant was Austrian. The kipferl, a crescent-shaped bread, has been baked in Austria since the Middle Ages. It gave rise to its more famous French cousin after an Austrian named August Zang opened a bakery in Paris in the late 1830s.

The German name for Austria, Österreich, means “Eastern Empire”. It refers to a time when Austria was part of the Holy Roman Empire.


Climate

Austria has a typical central European climate, with colder conditions in Alpine regions, where the peaks are snow-capped year round. In summer, days are hot, but nights can be cool. Winters are cold everywhere. In the Danube Valley, snow may stay on the ground for several weeks in winter. In southeastern Austria, including Carinthia, summers can be warmer and sunnier than north of the Alps, with a hint of a Mediterranean feel during settled periods.

 

 Vienna sees average daily temperatures of -1ºC in January and 20ºC in July. Innsbruck in the Tyrol experiences average daily temperatures of -3ºC in January and 19ºC in July.

Factfile

            Capital: Vienna

            Area:  32,375 square miles

            Population:  8.4 million

            Currency:  euro

            Language: German

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