Christmas - Salzburg and Scenic Lakes


Travel by Coach
3 Included Excursions
  • Make the most of the festive season with a wonderful Christmas break in Austria, staying in charming Werfenweng
  • Take a trip to stunning Salzburg, famous for its Baroque architecture
  • Enjoy an exciting sleigh ride through stunning Austrian scenery
  • Explore the beautiful Austrian Lakes and sit back and relax during a cruise on enchanting Lake Wolfgang

Join us for a wonderful Christmas holiday discovering Austria’s beautiful scenery, staying in the picturesque town of Werfenweng, in Austria’s Salzkammergut region, for a fantastic break. We’ll be treated to mulled wine and cookies on Christmas Eve, as well as lunch on Christmas Day, a trip to Salzburg and journey to discover Austria’s stunning lakes.
We’ll stay at the family-run Hotel Zistelberghof in Werfenweng, which offers traditional Austrian hospitality, with charming guest rooms and excellent facilities. Spend some time exploring pretty Werfenweng at leisure, to discover its lovely Austrian charm and splendid scenery.

There will be further opportunities to explore this amazing landscape during our excursion to Salzburg - take in the dazzling views as we travel, and enjoy a day at leisure in this wonderful city. Salzburg is famous for its architecture, as well as for being featured in the hugely popular Sound of Music film.

On Christmas Eve, we’ll have an exciting sleigh ride to look forward to, allowing us to experience this incredible destination in one of the most unique ways possible! There will be mulled wine and cookies on our return. Then, on Christmas Day, we’ll celebrate at our hotel, including a Christmas lunch.

Boxing Day will give us a chance to further explore Austria’s well-known scenery, as we take an included excursion to discover famous Austrian Lakes. This exciting excursion will include a cruise on Lake Wolfgang (weather conditions permitting), one of the Salzkammergut’s most famous lakes.

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Day One - UK to France
We’ll make our way from the UK to France, via Calais, and will spend the night at a comfortable hotel.

Day Two - France to Werfenweng
In the morning, we’ll continue our journey into Werfenweng, where we’ll stay at the Hotel Zistelberghof for the next five nights. (B,D)

Days Three to Six - Werfenweng
Time to enjoy a wonderful Christmas holiday, as we take an included excursion to Salzburg, as well as enjoying a sleigh ride in Werfenweng and spending a day discovering Austria’s famous lakes. We’ll spend Christmas Day at our hotel, including a Christmas lunch. (B,D)

Day Seven - Werfenweng to France
We’ll say goodbye to Werfenweng today, as we head to France, staying at a comfortable hotel overnight. (B,D)

Day Eight - France to UK
We’ll return to the UK today, travelling via Calais and then continuing home. (B)

Hotel Zistelberghof

A family-run hotel, the Hotel Zistelberghof in Werfenweng offers traditional Austrian hospitality, with charming guest rooms and excellent facilities that guests are sure to find perfectly-suited for their holidays. 

Rooms at this hotel

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The Local Area

Included Excursions

Full Day: Salzburg

The city of Salzburg makes for an excellent excursion, the city famous for being home to the Sound of Music. Enjoy the old town with its impressive fortress and cathedral, take time out to visit the house where Mozart was born or relax in the Mirabell Gardens.

There are numerous architectural styles to be found in Salzburg, including Romanesque, gothic, renaissance, baroque and many more modern styles. We’ll be able to admire this architecture throughout our visit, as well as exploring the city itself to see its many attractions.


Carriage Ride

Celebrate the festive season in one of the best ways possible - with a wonderful carriage ride. Admire the beautiful scenery and make the most of this unique experience!


Half Day: Austrian Lakes

The Austrian lakes are known for their stunning beauty, and we’ll take a tour to some of them during this excellent excursion. No matter what time of year it is, this area is always attractive, and we’ll get to admire the natural beauty of the location throughout this excursion. Weather permitting, we’ll also enjoy a relaxing cruise on one of the Salzkammergut’s most famous lakes - Lake Wolfgang. With its beautiful scenery and peaceful atmosphere, it’s easy to see why this lake is so popular.


Optional Excursions

Half Day: Hallstatt

Join us on an optional excursion to visit the village of Hallstatt. Located close to stunning Lake Hallstatt, this charming town is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spend time admiring the scenic views across the lake, or perhaps take a relaxing stroll along the lakeside.


Salzburg Guided City Tour

The city of Salzburg is known for its splendid architecture, much of which is in the extraordinary baroque style. It’s also known for its use in the ‘Sound of Music’ with the grand views seen in the film visible in real life in the city. We’ll take a guided city tour to uncover Salzburg’s history and to see the sights in this captivating city.