Austria

Exciting Holidays to Austria

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Explore Austria on one of our fully escorted tours taking you through the stunning sights of this charming country, with its gorgeous hidden gems, snow-dusted peaks and valleys, and opulent architecture. As a country that is approximately 60% mountainous, there is no limit to the number of incredible views to take in! Breathe in the Alps, valleys and lakes from the tracks on a spectacular rail experience, soak up the festive delights as you visit the renowned Christmas markets, or take on the Tyrol and its beautifully reserved natural landscapes. Grand cities like Salzburg – the birthplace of Mozart and home of the iconic movie ‘The Sound of Music’ – and Austria’s capital, Vienna, with its elegant architecture, are must-visit destinations. No matter where you go, a holiday to Austria will always be like stepping into the pages of a fairy tale, and a fully escorted tour is the best way to enjoy its spectacular scenery and traditional charm! 

Little Trains of Austria
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If you're a railway fan, this tour is perfect for you! Discover the awe-inspiring beauty of Austria's stunning mountain scenery with two fantastic train journeys.

  • 8 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 1 lunch & 6 evening meals
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

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Austrian Lake District and Vienna
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Join us on this exciting 9-day tour and journey through fantastic landscapes filled with rugged mountains, picturesque villages and beautiful waters.

  • 8 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 6 evening meals
  • 1 packed lunch
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

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Celebrate the festive season with a break to the pretty Austrian Tyrol. Enjoy breathtaking mountain scenery, all the more delightful at this special time of year!

  • 7 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 5 evening meals including Christmas Dinner
  • 1 Light Lunch on Christmas Day
  • Porterage at the hotel
  • Local joining points

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Cruise the Danube to Vienna and Budapest
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Take in the destinations that line the riverbanks of the majestic Danube on this remarkable journey through the heart of Europe.

  • 7 nights cruising on a full-board basis
  • 6 nights hotel with continental breakfast and 4 evening meals
  • Services onboard the ship of a Cruise Director & Manager
  • Welcome drink and Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and Wi-Fi
  • Local joining points

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Westendorf and the Kitzbuhler Alps
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Discover breathtaking Alpine scenery as we stay in the picturesque Brixen Valley, at the foot of the Kitzbuhler Alps.

  • 8 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 6 evening meals
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

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Explore the magnificent Tyrol – Austria’s picture-perfect mountain region – on this fantastic Christmas markets break!

  • 6 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • 3 packed lunches
  • House wine, draught beer, soft drinks, mineral water, tea and coffee included daily from 9.00 am – 10.00 pm (does not include spirits or drinks in the cellar-bar)
  • Porterage at the hotels
  • Local joining points

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Make it a Christmas to remember as you enjoy a ride on the Glacier Express, and visit Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

  • 6 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Convenient local joining points

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Discover the wonderful Alpine scenery of the Austrian Tyrol, visiting Innsbruck, Kitzbühel, Swarovski Crystal World and a schnapps distillery!

  • 6 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Porterage at the hotel
  • Local joining points

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Treat yourself to festive fun as we head to the Salzburg, Innsbruck and Munich Christmas markets, and enjoy Alpine scenery on the way!

  • 6 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Convenient local joining points

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Our base for this holiday will be the scenic town of Alpbach in the Austrian Tyrol and staying at the Hotel Andreas.

  • 7 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 5 evening meals
  • Christmas lunch
  • Welcome drink of Mulled wine and cookies
  • Porterage at the hotel
  • Local joining points

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Austria

Austria Highlights

Immerse yourself in Austria’s incredible culture – from music, art, food and drink to remarkable museums, galleries, landmarks and palaces, this destination has something for all interests. Combine the modern holiday highlights with the traditional, exploring the vast range of churches and abbeys, including the magnificent St Stephen’s Cathedral and the splendid architecture of the famous 12th century Melk Abbey. Known as the inspiration behind many iconic works of art and masterpieces, the crystal-clear lakes and gorgeous green meadows of Austria are certain to capture your heart, whilst a visit to the best and highest falls of Austria – the Krimml Waterfalls – which can be found in the extraordinary Hohe Tauern National Park, or the narrow canyons and gorgeous glaciers of the stunning Ziller Valley are guaranteed to take your breath away. The Sound of Music fans should spend time in the city of Salzburg – the shooting location for the film – to see places such as the Basilica of St. Michael in Mondsee, where Maria married Georg von Trapp! The opportunities are endless, so let us inspire your next escape. 

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Local Information

  • Capital Vienna
  • Language German 
  • Currency Euro 
  • Tip 5-15%
  • Time Zone GMT +1
  • Electricity Type F (two-pin) 230V
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Journey on the Pinzgau Railway through the picturesque Salzach Valley and finish at the Krimml Falls, the highest waterfalls in Europe!

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Things to Do & Local attractions

  • Relax on board the little trains of Austria and chug through picturesque landscapesView Tour
  • Enjoy the sights and ‘Sounds of Music’ in elegant Salzburg View Tour
  • Discover the fascinating Swarovski Crystal World, which celebrates the iconic crystal View Tour
  • Soak up the breathtaking snowy scenes of the Austrian Lakes during winter View Tour

Food and Drink

Wiener Schnitzel

As the country’s national dish, the Wiener Schnitzel is a must-try on any trip to Austria. This delicious meal consists of tender cutlets, coated in seasoned breadcrumbs and fried – and, according to Austrian law, the meat of the Wiener Schnitzel must be veal. 

Viennese Apfelstrudel

The traditional Viennese pastry of apple strudel, or apfelstrudel, is best served in its home country alongside a Viennese coffee and topped with icing sugar. The recipe takes flaky strudel dough – along with key ingredients like the sliced apples, spices and hazelnuts – and makes an unforgettably delicious dessert. 

Vienna Sausage

Discover these delicious sausages throughout the city of Vienna at the array of Würstelstande, or sausage booths. Try the käsekrainer sausage – filled with small chunks of cheese – or opt for the classic Frankfurter Würstchen. 

Frittatensuppe

The simple but classic dish Frittatensuppe combines sliced pancakes, which can be made sweet with the addition of jam, with clear soup. Typically served with chives, this delicious broth dish is a favourite comfort food in Austria. 

Planning your Trip

With so much on offer, you might need some inspiration! We’ve hand-picked a selection of favourite destinations and provided an overview of the very best highlights...

Salzburg

Salzburg Highlights

Musical Heritage 

A music lover’s paradise, Salzburg is brimming with artistic heritage. Mozart was born here, and his birthplace – Hagenauer Haus – is one of the most-visited museums in Austria. Salzburg is also renowned for its connections with ‘The Sound of Music’ – the real Trapp family once lived here, and many set locations used in the musical can be found throughout the city.   


Hohensalzburg Fortress 

Situated on the mighty Festungsberg, Hohensalzburg Fortress is one of the largest and best-preserved fortresses in Europe. Forming an integral part of the city’s skyline, the fortress houses several museums showcasing everything from the lives of prince-archbishops, to weapons, uniforms and memorabilia from times of war and peace.  


Mirabell Palace and Gardens 

Built in 1606 by Prince-Archbishop Wolf Dietrich, Mirabell Palace and its gardens are one of Salzburg’s must-see sights. The Marble Hall in the palace is considered one of the world’s most beautiful wedding halls, and several important scenes from ‘The Sound of Music’ were shot in Mirabell Gardens.  


Vienna

Vienna Highlights

Ringstrasse 

The most famous boulevard in Vienna, the Ringstrasse is home to some of the city’s most iconic buildings. The Hofburg Palace, which serves as the workplace and home of Austria’s president, can be found here, with other highlights including the Opera House, National Theatre, and City Hall. There are many ways to soak up the sights of this street, including by foot, tram or coach.  


Schönbrunn Palace 

Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Schönbrunn Palace is one of the most beautiful Baroque complexes in Europe. The gardens boast fountains, statues, monuments, flower displays, and the remarkable Gloriette, whilst the rooms inside the palace have been used by Emperor Franz Joseph, Mozart, Napoleon and many more notable figures.  


St. Stephen’s Cathedral 

The symbol of Vienna, St. Stephen’s Cathedral is renowned for its intricately tiled roof and iconic spires. The north and south towers offer impressive views across the city, and the Pummerin – the largest bell in Austria – is also located in the north tower.  


Austrian Tyrol

Austrian Tyrol Highlights

Innsbruck 

The capital of the Austrian Tyrol, Innsbruck offers an enticing blend of natural beauty, history and culture. The Old Town charms visitors with its mix of architectural styles, unique shops, and significant sights such as the Stadtturm and the Golden Roof – a little balcony featuring a roof with 2,657 fire-gilded copper tiles.  


Kitzbühel 

Kitzbühel may be one the most famous and exclusive ski resorts in the world, but the town has much more to offer than just skiing. Surrounded by stunning Alpine scenery, the colourful medieval centre is brimming with high-end shops and chic cafés, and there are two beautiful churches to discover.  


Lake Achensee 

Known for its intense shades of blue and excellent water quality, Lake Achensee is the largest lake in the Tyrol. With five towns situated on the lake and the imposing beauty from the Karwendel and Rofan mountains, this lake is a true Tyrolean jewel. 


Hallstatt

Hallstatt Highlights

Hallstatt Salt Mine 

With a history spanning 7,000 years, Hallstatt boasts the oldest salt mine in the world. Excavations of the mine have uncovered some fascinating discoveries, including a completely preserved salt man found in 1734.  


Hallstatt Skywalk  

There’s no better way to admire the beauty of Hallstatt than by heading up the Hallstatt Skywalk. Standing 360 metres above the ground, this platform juts out into thin air and offers a remarkable panoramic view of Lake Hallstatt and the surrounding mountains.  


Old Town 

Built among the mountains, Hallstatt’s Old Town boasts traditional wooden chalets and views of the Hallstätter See – it really is like something straight out of a fairy tale. Be sure to visit the iconic photo spot known as ‘Photo View!’  


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