Grand Scenic Austria

12 days from £1079pp.


Lake Wolfgang

Visit: Lake Wolfgang, Austria

Salzkammergut

Visit: Salzkammergut, Austria

Melk Abbey

Visit: Melk Abbey, Austria

Vienna

Visit: Vienna, Austria

Graz

Visit: Graz, Austria

Innsbruck

Visit: Innsbruck, Austria

There is a magic that draws the visitor to captivating Austria and once the magic has cast its spell, they are delighted to return, again and again. This new Grand Explorer tour uncovers many of the delights of this beautiful country – the dramatic mountain scenery of the Tyrol, the shimmering lakes of Salzkammergut, the romance of the Danube and the unspoilt villages of Carinthia. Combine this with visits to Mozart’s Salzburg, Imperial Vienna and Innsbruck, capital of the Tyrol, and Klagenfurt in the heart of Carinthia, and you too will discover the unique magic of Austria.

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

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

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Salzkammergut

    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
    Melk Abbey

    Melk Abbey

    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
    Vienna

    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
    Graz

    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
    Klagenfurt

    Klagenfurt

    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
    Salzburg

    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
    Innsbruck

    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
    Krimml Falls

    Krimml Falls

    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

    We leave Austria and travel to our hotel in Belgium.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    At a Glance

    Tour Overview

    • 11 nights' hotel accommodation with continental breakfast
    • 9 evening meals
    • Convenient local joining points
    • Travel by Silver Service or upgrade to Luxuria

    Included Excursions

    • Salzkammergut - Austrian Lake District
    • Wolfgangsee Cruise - Scenic cruise
    • Krems & Melk - Scenic Danube
    • Vienna - City of the waltz
    • Graz - Capital of Styria and Austria's second-largest city
    • Salzburg - Mozart's city
    • Innsbruck - Scenic capital of the Tyrol
    • Innsbruck Guided Sightseeing - See the famous sights

    Optional Excursions

    • Vienna Guided Sightseeing - See the highlights
    • Klagenfurt & Worthersee - Carinthia scenery
    • Salzburg Guided Sightseeing - The best way to see the city
    • Gerlos Pass, Krimml Falls & Kitzbuhel - A feast of Tyrolean delights

    Notes


    Travel Insurance from £49.95 (12 days). Single Room Supplement from £199.00 (12 days).

    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.
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    Accommodation

    You will stay for two nights at the 4-star Ferienhotel Kristall in Rauris, or similar. In Vienna you will stay for two nights at the 4-star Park Hotel Ananas, or similar. You will then stay for two nights at the 3-star Seelacherhof in St. Kanzian am Klopeinersee in Carinthia. In the Tyrol you will stay for three nights at the 4-star Kirchbergerhof or Alexander in Kirchberg.

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

    Austria

    Alexander Kirchberg

    Alexander Kirchberg

    Austria

    Austria Trend Hotel Ananas

    Austria Trend Hotel Ananas

    Austria

    Alpen Glück Hotel Kirchbergerhof

    Alpen Gluck Hotel Kirchbergerhof

    Alexander Kirchberg


    • English Speaking Staff
    • Bureau de Change
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Telephone

    Austria Trend Hotel Ananas


    • English Speaking Staff
    • Bureau de Change
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    Alpen Gluck Hotel Kirchbergerhof


    • Swimming Pool
    • English Speaking Staff
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    Austria

    Seelacherhof

    Hotel Seelacherhof

    Alpen Gluck Hotel Kirchbergerhof


    • Swimming Pool
    • English Speaking Staff
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    Hotel Seelacherhof


    • English Speaking Staff
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

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      Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

      Front row seats can be reserved for £12pp (up to 6 days duration), £20pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £25pp (9 days duration and over) on all European tours. In addition to this seats on the second row can be reserved for £6pp (up to 6 days duration), £12pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £15pp (9 days duration and over). This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the U.K. port. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law.

      Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

      If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.

      Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

      We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the U.K. port are not allocated.
      Hot and cold drinks are served on the main tour coaches. Prices are approximately 90p or 1 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by the driver. Drinks may also be served on the transfer coaches but this is not guaranteed.

      Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure and will depend on where passengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

      With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

      All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer coaches to and from the U.K. port may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air or TGV holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
      All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
      We operate a passenger interchange at the Channel port. Transfer coaches, including taxis, minibuses, Megabus and National Express operate to and from the U.K. port. You will join your main tour coach at the port.
      One medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage can be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach.
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