Grand Scenic Austria

  • 12 Day Tour
  • 17 Sights Visited
  • 3 to 4 Star Rating

Day 1

Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then onward to our overnight hotel in Belgium.

On coach holidays of 7 days’ duration or more and Single Traveller coach holidays, you don’t even have to think about getting to your local joining point.

If you live within 20 miles of one of our free joining point, we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to meet your transfer coach, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. On European coach holidays of 7 days' or more, the cost of this is just £30 per booking each way (Up to 4 people per booking).

If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge

Please note: If you would like to take up the Door-to-Door service, you will need to call our reservations team as it is not possible to book this service online.

Day 2

Head through Germany to our hotel in Austria’s Salzburgerland region for a two-night stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 - Salzkammergut

Enjoy an included, full-day excursion taking in the beauty of the Salzkammergut. We visit Mondsee, home to the church used in the wedding scene in the film ‘The Sound of Music’, then St. Gilgen where you can enjoy some free time before we include a short boat cruise to the village of St. Wolfgang, home to the famous ‘White Horse Inn’.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Salzkammergut

St. Wolfgang

Day 4 - Krems and Melk

Today we head east to Vienna. En route we visit the Wachau region, home to some of Austria’s finest wines. We make a stop in the town of Krems and later include entrance and a guided tour of magnificent Melk Abbey before continuing on to our hotel in Vienna for two nights.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Melk Abbey

Day 5 - Vienna

Enjoy an included full day in Vienna. An optional, guided sightseeing tour will be available to allow you to see the best of this beautiful and fascinating city, including the Hofburg Palace, the Parliament Building, the Opera House, National Theatre and the City Hall, or you can enjoy free time to explore the city at your leisure. Tonight, we include a traditional meal in a ‘Heuriger’ (wine tavern).

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Vienna

Hofburg Palace

Vienna Parliament Building

Vienna Opera House

Vienna National Theatre

Vienna Town Hall

Day 6 - Graz

Today, we leave Vienna and visit the picturesque city of Graz before continuing into the land of green hills and sparkling lakes, Carinthia, where we spend two nights.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Graz

Day 7 - Klagenfurt and Worthersee

Enjoy free time in St. Kanzian am Klopeinersee or join our optional scenic tour to Klagenfurt and beautiful Worthersee Lake where you can take a cruise.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Klagenfurt

Lake Worthersee

Day 8 - Salzburg

We leave Carinthia and head north to Salzburg, home to Mozart and the film ‘The Sound of Music’. Salzburg is one of Austria’s most beautiful cities with lovely squares, medieval lanes, gothic churches and quaint cafés. Our optional, guided walking tour is a wonderful way to discover the sights. We continue to our hotel in the breathtaking Tyrol for a three-night stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Salzburg

Day 9 - Innsbruck

Full-day included excursion to Innsbruck, capital of Tyrol. The many fine buildings are a testament to the city’s regal past, including the famous Golden Roof and the Hofburg Palace, whilst Maria Theresien Street is also a must. Our included sightseeing tour takes in these famous sights, and also the Olympic Ice Stadium, the Bergisel ski jump and the interior of the Wilten Basilica, said to be the most beautiful church of its kind in the Tyrol. To end the day, we visit the lovely town of Hall in Tyrol.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Innsbruck

Day 10 - Gerlos Pass, Krimml Falls and Kitzbühel

Today’s optional excursion travels through unforgettable scenery as we climb over the Gerlos Pass to Krimml Falls. These magnificent falls, widely regarded as some of the best in Europe, descend over three mighty stages. Continue to the chic ski resort of Kitzbühel. Enjoy a stroll around the old town or, time permitting, maybe take a cable car ride (extra cost, payable locally) up the Hahnenkamm Mountain.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Krimml Falls

Kitzbuhel

Day 11

We leave Austria and travel to our hotel in Belgium.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Day 12

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Day 1

Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to our overnight hotel in Belgium.

On coach holidays of 7 days’ duration or more and Single Traveller coach holidays, you don’t even have to think about getting to your local joining point.

If you live within 20 miles of one of our free joining point, we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to meet your transfer coach, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. On European coach holidays of 7 days' or more, the cost of this is just £30 per booking each way (Up to 4 people per booking).

If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge

Please note: If you would like to take up the Door-to-Door service, you will need to call our reservations team as it is not possible to book this service online.

Day 2

Head through Germany to our hotel in Austria’s Salzburgerland region for a two-night stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 - Salzkammergut

Enjoy an included, full-day excursion taking in the beauty of the Salzkammergut. We visit Mondsee, home to the church used in the wedding scene in the film ‘The Sound of Music’, then St. Gilgen where you can enjoy some free time before we include a short boat cruise to the village of St. Wolfgang, home to the famous ‘White Horse Inn’.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Salzkammergut

St. Wolfgang

Day 4 - Krems and Melk

Today we head east to Vienna. En route we visit the Wachau region, home to some of Austria’s finest wines. We make a stop in the town of Krems and later include entrance and a guided tour of magnificent Melk Abbey before continuing on to our hotel in Vienna for two nights.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Melk Abbey

Day 5 - Vienna

Enjoy an included full day in Vienna. An optional, guided sightseeing tour will be available to allow you to see the best of this beautiful and fascinating city, including the Hofburg Palace, the Parliament Building, the Opera House, National Theatre and the City Hall, or you can enjoy free time to explore the city at your leisure. Tonight, we include a traditional meal in a ‘Heuriger’ (wine tavern).

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Vienna

Hofburg Palace

Vienna Parliament Building

Vienna Opera House

Vienna National Theatre

Vienna Town Hall

Day 6 - Graz

Today, we leave Vienna and visit the picturesque city of Graz before continuing into the land of green hills and sparkling lakes, Carinthia, where we spend two nights.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Graz

Day 7 - Klagenfurt and Worthersee

Enjoy free time in St. Kanzian am Klopeinersee or join our optional scenic tour to Klagenfurt and beautiful Worthersee Lake where you can take a cruise.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Klagenfurt

Lake Worthersee

Day 8 - Salzburg

We leave Carinthia and head north to Salzburg, home to Mozart and the film ‘The Sound of Music’. Salzburg is one of Austria’s most beautiful cities with lovely squares, medieval lanes, gothic churches and quaint cafés. Our optional, guided walking tour is a wonderful way to discover the sights. We continue to our hotel in the breathtaking Tyrol for a three-night stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Salzburg

Day 9 - Innsbruck

Full-day included excursion to Innsbruck, capital of Tyrol. The many fine buildings are a testament to the city’s regal past, including the famous Golden Roof and the Hofburg Palace, whilst Maria Theresien Street is also a must. Our included sightseeing tour takes in these famous sights, and also the Olympic Ice Stadium, the Bergisel ski jump and the interior of the Wilten Basilica, said to be the most beautiful church of its kind in the Tyrol. To end the day, we visit the lovely town of Hall in Tyrol.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Innsbruck

Day 10 - Gerlos Pass, Krimml Falls and Kitzbühel

Today’s optional excursion travels through unforgettable scenery as we climb over the Gerlos Pass to Krimml Falls. These magnificent falls, widely regarded as some of the best in Europe, descend over three mighty stages. Continue to the chic ski resort of Kitzbühel. Enjoy a stroll around the old town or, time permitting, maybe take a cable car ride (extra cost, payable locally) up the Hahnenkamm Mountain.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Krimml Falls

Kitzbuhel

Day 11

We leave Austria and travel to our hotel in Belgium.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Day 12

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Prices are per person, based on two sharing.

Extras: optional excursions; single room supplement £159; travel insurance from £49.95. 



FAQ's about our tours

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
You can check weather averages at here.

We do have holidays that are suitable for wheelchair users, however the person using the wheelchair will need to be able to get on and off the coach if a coach tour is booked. Our coaches are not suitable for someone who is wheelchair reliant as we can only take folding wheelchairs that are stored in the luggage compartment.

We cannot guarantee that assistance will be available for the disabled person / wheelchair user and such bookings will only be accepted if that person is travelling with an able-bodied person who is fully able to attend to the needs of his/her co-traveller.

Passengers travelling by Eurostar in standard class seats must be able to walk 200 yards (183 metres) unaided. Please note; only collapsible wheelchairs are permitted on board standard class Eurostar coaches, as these must be stored in the luggage storage areas. Any passengers who are wheelchair reliant are required to be allocated in the 'Standard Premier' coaches where wheelchair user spaces are located. As these spaces are limited to 1 per train you must advise us immediately if you require them in order that we can reserve with Eurostar.

Excursions on our tours visit places of interest and public buildings. These may not be able to accommodate people with walking difficulties and wheelchair access may not be available. Excursions which include sightseeing tours may involve walking long distances and sometimes over cobbled or uneven surfaces.

The accommodation we use on our tours may not have ground floor rooms and in some instances lifts will not always be available. Occasionally access to your hotel may involve walking distances from the coach park and some hotels have a flight of steps to the Reception.

It is very important that checks are made with regard to the suitability of a tour for you prior to you make any booking with us.