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Austrian Highlights – Grossglockner Glacier and Lake Zell

9 days - from only £949pp

ABOUT THE TOUR

Austrian Highlights – Grossglockner Glacier and Lake Zell

Enjoy a breath of fresh air on this fantastic holiday in rural Austria, taking in awe-inspiring mountain scenery, rolling countryside and idyllic lakes. You'll soak up the spectacular views of the Grossglockner from the Franz-Josefs-Heights panorama viewing platform and learn more about the history of the Gastein Valley, before experiencing the culinary delights of the area with a schnapps distillery visit and doughnut tasting. With an optional excursion to the Salzkammergut, Austria's own Lake District, this remarkable tour is perfect for a true taste of this beautiful country.

TOUR INCLUDES

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

9 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1:

    Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then to Belgium for an overnight stay.

  • Day 2:

    Continue south through Germany and into Austria to Bad Gastein for six nights.

    Included meals: Breakfast

  • Day 3: Gastein Valley and Doughnut Tasting

    Today take a scenic drive through the Gastein Valley with a local guide. You will learn interesting stories about the history of the valley and also one or two funny anecdotes that cannot be found in any book!

    We then travel by coach to Böckstein, where we take a short hike (approx. 30 minutes) to the Astenalm. Here, the innkeeper will initiate you into the art of baking farmer's doughnuts. We return to the hotel and the rest of the day is at leisure.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 4: Grossglockner

    A day of stunning scenery awaits. Our included excursion takes us along the Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse and up the Grossglockner, which at 3,789 metres, is Austria’s highest mountain. We view the icy world of the massive glacier from the magnificently situated Franz-Josefs-Heights panorama viewing platform.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Grossglockner Glacier

    Grossglockner Glacier

    Included Highlights

    • Grossglockner Glacier
  • Day 5: Lake Zell

    This morning we travel to the lovely resort of Lake Zell on our included excursion. You will have time at leisure to stroll along the lakeside promenade or maybe join a cable car ride to the Scmittenhohe Mountain (extra cost payable locally).

    During the day, we will enjoy an optional cruise on the serene waters of the lake, allowing you to take in the contrasting scenery of lakes and mountains. Admire the fabulous views of the Großglockner, the Kitzsteinhorn and the Steinerne Meer from the water.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Lake Zell

    Lake Zell

    Included Highlights

    • Lake Cruise
    • Lake Zell
  • Day 6: Schnapps Tasting at the Durzbauer

    Enjoy a morning at leisure to relax before we experience a Schnapps tasting at Durzbauer's in the afternoon. With the motto “From fruit to distillate”, you will learn all about the fascinating distilling process, as well as the individual nuances and differences of the schnapps during the tasting.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Schnapps Tasting

    Schnapps Tasting at the Durzbauer

    Included Highlights

    • Schnapps Tasting at the Durzbauer
  • Day 7: Salzkammergut

    Join our optional excursion to the heart of the Austrian Lake District – the Salzkammergut – to visit Wolfgangsee, which is completely surrounded by mountains.

    Our next port of call is Hallstatt on the shore of Hallstattersee. Here the village seems to cling to the lake shore in the shadow of towering pine-clad mountains, making it one of the most photographed spots in Austria.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Salzkammergut

    Salzkammergut

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

    2023 2024
    • Salzkammergut
    TBC TBC

    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Day 8:

    To Belgium for an overnight stay.

    Included meals: Breakfast

  • Day 9:

    Return home.

    Included meals: Breakfast

Single Room Supplement from £229.00 (9 days).

Hotels

You will stay for six nights at the 4-star superior Cesta Grand Aktivhotel & Spa.

Overnight stays in Belgium will be in city-style hotels.

Joining points

Travel from most joining points is included within your coach holiday price.

See our full list of our joining points.

No Testing Required for European Tours
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