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Festive Austria - Lakes & Mountains


  • Overview


    • Enjoy a festive getaway to scenic Austria, staying in Vocklabruck and Brandenberg
    • Celebrate with a festive turkey lunch on Christmas Day
    • Explore splendid Salzburg, famous for The Sound of Music
    • Take a boat trip from beautiful St Wolfgang to charming St Gilgen
    • Soak up the scenery with a relaxing sleigh ride
    • Spend time in vibrant Innsbruck and visit a local Schnapps Museum
    • Discover the little town of Kufstein and take a cable car ride

    Enjoy the opportunity to celebrate the festive season in style, as we head to Austria for a wonderful holiday. Beginning in Vocklabruck, we discover Austria’s beautiful Lake District region, before continuing to the traditional Tyrolean town of Brandenberg. Read More

    Great for:

    • Great for - Christmas
    • Great for - City
    • Great for - Culture
    • Great for - History
    • Great for - Scenery

    Kufstein 1000 lights
    Take the time to explore Salzburg, perhaps best known as the setting for The Sound of Music, as well as for being Mozart’s birthplace. During our excursion here, we’ll have time at leisure to see many attractions, such as Mirabell Gardens and the historical Old Town.

    On Christmas Day, we’ll celebrate at our hotel with a festive turkey lunch, making the most of this special day with our fellow holidaymakers. On Boxing Day, we’ll discover the incredible Austrian Lakes, with a boat ride from lovely St Wolfgang to captivating St Gilgen. Before we leave, we’ll enjoy a relaxing sleigh ride through magnificent Austrian scenery.

    From our next base in Brandenberg, we’ll visit Innsbruck. This excellent city is home to a number of fantastic sights, including the Golden Roof building and the Imperial Hofburg. After exploring at leisure, we’ll visit a Schnapps Museum in Pill to find out more about this popular beverage.

    We’ll discover festive Kufstein in the afternoon, transformed into a winter wonderland at this time of year. Ride the cable car with us up to the Kufstein Fortress, before returning to the hotel for dinner.
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    St Wolfgang
    Full Day: Austrian Lakes
    The Austrian lakes are known for their stunning beauty; with the Salzkammergut region undoubtedly being one of Austria’s finest. Admire breath-taking views as we visit Wolfgang Lake to explore St Wolfgang. We will enjoy a cruise on this stunning lake, travelling from St Wolfgang to St Gilgen, known for its picturesque setting. 

    Sit back, relax and soak up the extraordinary surroundings - you’re sure to want to remember your camera for this excursion! 
    Full Day: Innsbruck and Schnapps Museum
    A charming city and the capital of the Tyrol, Innsbruck is surrounded by the high Alps and is a fantastic place to visit. It has plenty of charm thanks to its impressive architecture, including the splendid Golden Roof landmark, which dates from 1500 and was built for Emperor Maximilian I when he married Bianca Maria Sforza. 

    Alongside this, there are also a wide choice of shops and restaurants in the quaint Maria-Theresien Strasse, and other attractions include the Tyrolean State Museum, Innsbruck Cathedral, Ambras Castle and much more.

    After our time at leisure in Innsbruck, we’ll take a trip to nearby Pill to visit a Schnapps Museum. Find out more about this drink, learning about its history and how it’s made, before sampling some of the museum’s Schnapps for ourselves!
    Salzburg scenery
    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.

    Kufstein 1000 lights
    Half Day: Kufstein

    Join us on our visit to Kufstein, a village just over the border from Bavaria. This charming destination is dominated by an ancient fortress, first mentioned in 1205.

    During our visit, we’ll take the cable car up to the fortress, which is located at an altitude of 507 metres. Admire incredible views as we travel, and then explore this fascinating landmark. Today, Kufstein’s fortress houses the local museum, and the biggest open air organ in the world can be found in the castle tower.

    Sleigh ride
    Half Day: Sleigh Ride
    Celebrate the festive season in one of the best ways possible - with a wonderful sleigh ride! Admire the beautiful Austrian scenery and make the most of this unique experience.


    St Annes Column
    Innsbruck Guided Walking Tour
    To learn more about Innsbruck, and to take in even more of the splendid sights, we’ll also be able to join an optional guided walking tour of the city. This will give us greater insight into Innsbruck’s history, and will allow us to tour more of the city.
    Salzburg Guided Walking Tour

    Salzburg’s sights can be enjoyed on this optional guided walking tour, which will take us to some of the city’s best attractions and will give us more information about its interesting history.


    Mulled wine and cookies

    Indulge in a glass of mulled wine and some delicious cookies on one afternoon to celebrate the season!


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