Austria, 'Sound of Music'

7 days from £399pp.


Kitzbühel

Visit: Kitzbühel, Austria

Hohensalzburg Fortress

Visit: Hohensalzburg Fortress, Austria

Alpbach

Visit: Alpbach, Austria

Salzkammergut

Visit: Salzkammergut, Austria

Lake Mondsee

Visit: Lake Mondsee, Austria

Krimml Falls

Visit: Krimml Falls, Austria

About the Tour

The beautiful city of Salzburg was the setting for the film, ‘The Sound of Music’, and is one of the highlights on this great-value tour. This medieval city has so much to offer, with its quaint squares and Gothic churches, nestled within some great scenery. This stunning holiday also gives you the option to visit Lake Mondsee, the mountain village of Alpbach and the smallest village in Austria, Rattenberg. It also provides the opportunity to see the spectacular Krimml Falls along with a visit to the resort of Kitzbühel. Enjoy the traditional Tyrolean hospitality on this Austrian holiday. You won’t be disappointed!

Tour Includes


  • 4 or 6 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Convenient regional joining points
  • Travel by executive coach or upgrade to Silver Service
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Your Itinerary

Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then travel through the night towards Austria.

During the night we travel south through Germany and take the autobahn through the Alpine foothills to the Austrian border. Now surrounded by the true mountains of the Alps we continue to our hotel where we stay for the next four-nights. The rest of day two is at leisure for you to relax and begin your explorations of the area.

  • Included meals: Dinner
Alpbach

Alpbach

After a morning at leisure we travel through the beautiful Alpine countryside of the Tyrol, to the mountain village of Alpbach on our included excursion. Voted ‘Austria’s most beautiful village’, Alpbach is picturesquely situated on a sunny plateau 1000 meters’ above sea level and creates a picture postcard image with geraniums and other flowers adoring the many window boxes. From Alpbach we descend to the Inn Valley to the smallest town in Austria, Rattenberg, and the heart of glass making for over 600 years. We take you to the oldest glassmakers in the town where you are shown the traditional method of glass blowing, carving and painting.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Krimml Falls

Krimml Falls

Today we visit the cascading waterfalls of Krimml on our optional excursion. At 380metres, this is the longest free fall of water in Europe. There will be time at leisure for you to walk alongside the lower falls, so have your camera ready. Don’t forget your brolly as even on the sunniest days there can be quite a lot of spray from the falls, depending on which way the wind is blowing! We continue today’s excursion with a marvellous scenic drive along the Salzach Valley and over the Thurn Pass. We end the day with a visit to the internationally renowned ski resort of Kitzbuhel. The heyday of mining began here in 1450 but it wasn’t until the 16th century that silver was found. The city’s landscape is a consequence of that wealth. The town is nestled between the mountains of Kitzbühel Horn and the Hahnenkamm. In 1893 Franz Reisch became the first man to ski down from the Kitzbühel Horn after which, the first ski race was held in Kitzbühel. You will have free time to explore the walled Old Town or you may wish to take a cable car ride up the mighty Hahnenkamm Mountain for some spectacular views of the region (at extra cost, payable locally).

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Salzburg

Salzburg

Today we include a visit to Salzburg, one of the most beautiful cities in Austria. Salzburg has something to offer every visitor, from lovely squares and medieval lanes to Gothic churches and quaint cafés. The city dates back to Celtic times and prospered in the Middle Ages on account of the salt industry from where the city derives its name. Many beautiful baroque buildings are a testament to the city’s illustrious past when it was controlled by the powerful and wealthy bishops. The city is also famed in the world of music, as the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and more recently as the setting for “The Sound of Music” and is also home to the Getriedegasse, one of the most beautiful shopping streets in Austria. Why not join our optional guided sightseeing tour, by coach and foot to introduce you to the sights of the city. During our tour you will see many sights featured in the film along with many other attractions of this famous alpine city. We see the Hellbrunn Palace, home of the Gazebo used for various scenes including ‘Sixteen Going on Seventeen’ and Schloss Leopold, the Von Trapp family home in the film. We also see Mirabell Gardens where Maria and the children sang ‘Do-Re-Mi’. A visit to Salzburg would not be complete without a mention of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and before the tour is over we see his former birthhouse and also the square that is named after and dedicated to the famous composer. Later spend free time in Salzburg or why not join our optional excursion to the beautiful Lake Mondsee. We head to the old salt mining region of the Salzkammergut, which has developed into one of the most popular destinations in Austria on account of its outstanding natural beauty. We visit the crystal clear Lake Mondsee, one of the largest lakes in the region and also one of the warmest. Mondsee is home to the Basilica of St. Michael, the famous wedding church where Maria married Georg von Trapp in the film ‘The Sound of Music’. This gothic former monastery is just as striking today as ever with its two towers stretching 52 meters high. The basilica reached international fame when the wedding scene, with Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, was filmed inside. This is the reason why more than 200,000 people visit the church every year and make it one of the most photographed churches in the world. Almost every day a wedding takes places at the church, so don’t forget to applaud if the newlyweds emerge from the church whilst you’re there!

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Free time to relax in resort before our late afternoon departure for our overnight journey north.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Return home.

Your Excursions

Included Excursions & Visits

  • Alpbach & Rattenberg – Picture-postcard village and glass-blowing centre
  • Salzburg – Beautiful Alpine 'Sound of Music' city

Optional Excursions & Visits

  • Krimml Falls & Kitzbühel – Spectacular cascades and views, plus old walled town with brightly painted buildings
  • Salzburg Sightseeing – Guided walking tour
  • Mondsee – See the church featured in the film, The Sound of Music

Notes


Single Room Supplement from £79.00 (7 days). Single Room Saver from £49.00 (7 days).

Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to Belgium for an overnight stay.

Continue to the Hotel Harfenwirt in Niederau in the Austrian Tyrol for a four-night stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Alpbach

Alpbach

After a morning at leisure we travel through the beautiful Alpine countryside of the Tyrol, to the mountain village of Alpbach on our included excursion. Voted ‘Austria’s most beautiful village’, Alpbach is picturesquely situated on a sunny plateau 1000 meters’ above sea level and creates a picture postcard image with geraniums and other flowers adoring the many window boxes. From Alpbach we descend to the Inn Valley to the smallest town in Austria, Rattenberg, and the heart of glass making for over 600 years. We take you to the oldest glassmakers in the town where you are shown the traditional method of glass blowing, carving and painting.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Krimml Falls

Krimml Falls

Today we visit the cascading waterfalls of Krimml on our optional excursion. At 380metres, this is the longest free fall of water in Europe. There will be time at leisure for you to walk alongside the lower falls, so have your camera ready. Don’t forget your brolly as even on the sunniest days there can be quite a lot of spray from the falls, depending on which way the wind is blowing!

We continue today’s excursion with a marvellous scenic drive along the Salzach Valley and over the Thurn Pass. We end the day with a visit to the internationally renowned ski resort of Kitzbuhel. The heyday of mining began here in 1450 but it wasn’t until the 16th century that silver was found. The city’s landscape is a consequence of that wealth. The town is nestled between the mountains of Kitzbühel Horn and the Hahnenkamm. In 1893 Franz Reisch became the first man to ski down from the Kitzbühel Horn after which, the first ski race was held in Kitzbühel. You will have free time to explore the walled Old Town or you may wish to take a cable car ride up the mighty Hahnenkamm Mountain for some spectacular views of the region (at extra cost, payable locally).

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Salzburg

Salzburg

Today we include a visit to Salzburg, one of the most beautiful cities in Austria. Salzburg has something to offer every visitor, from lovely squares and medieval lanes to Gothic churches and quaint cafés. The city dates back to Celtic times and prospered in the Middle Ages on account of the salt industry from where the city derives its name. Many beautiful baroque buildings are a testament to the city’s illustrious past when it was controlled by the powerful and wealthy bishops.

The city is also famed in the world of music, as the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and more recently as the setting for 'The Sound of Music' and is also home to the Getriedegasse, one of the most beautiful shopping streets in Austria. Why not join our optional guided sightseeing tour, by coach and foot to introduce you to the sights of the city. During our tour you will see many sights featured in the film along with many other attractions of this famous alpine city.

We see the Hellbrunn Palace, home of the Gazebo used for various scenes including ‘Sixteen Going on Seventeen’ and Schloss Leopold, the Von Trapp family home in the film. We also see Mirabell Gardens where Maria and the children sang ‘Do-Re-Mi’. A visit to Salzburg would not be complete without a mention of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and before the tour is over we see his former birthhouse and also the square that is named after and dedicated to the famous composer.

Later spend free time in Salzburg or why not join our optional excursion to the beautiful Lake Mondsee. We head to the old salt mining region of the Salzkammergut, which has developed into one of the most popular destinations in Austria on account of its outstanding natural beauty.

We visit the crystal clear Lake Mondsee, one of the largest lakes in the region and also one of the warmest. Mondsee is home to the Basilica of St. Michael, the famous wedding church where Maria married Georg von Trapp in the film ‘The Sound of Music’. This gothic former monastery is just as striking today as ever with its two towers stretching 52 meters high. The basilica reached international fame when the wedding scene, with Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, was filmed inside. This is the reason why more than 200,000 people visit the church every year and make it one of the most photographed churches in the world. Almost every day a wedding takes places at the church, so don’t forget to applaud if the newlyweds emerge from the church whilst you’re there!

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

To Belgium for an overnight stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Your Excursions

Included Excursions & Visits

  • Alpbach & Rattenberg – Picture-postcard village and glass-blowing centre
  • Salzburg – Beautiful Alpine 'Sound of Music' city

Optional Excursions & Visits

  • Krimml Falls & Kitzbühel – Spectacular cascades and views, plus old walled town with brightly painted buildings
  • Salzburg Sightseeing – Guided walking tour
  • Mondsee – See the church featured in the film, The Sound of Music

Notes


Single Room Supplement from £79.00 (7 days). Single Room Saver from £49.00 (7 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

2017 departures: You will stay for four nights at a 3-star standard hotel or gasthof in the Austrian Tyrol, such as the Gasthof Ascherwirt in Brandenburg. The hotel will have a restaurant and bar and will be conveniently located for our exciting excursion programme. Hotel details will be advised with your travel documents.

2018 departures: You will stay for four nights at a 3-star Hotel Harfenwirt in Niederau. The hotel has a restaurant and bar and will be conveniently located for our exciting excursion programme. 

Overnight stays in Belgium will be in city-style hotels (2018 departures only).

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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Travel Information

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 £14pp (up to 6 days duration), £22pp (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 £7pp (up to 6 days duration), £14pp (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. interchange. 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. interchange are not allocated.
Hot and cold drinks are served on the main tour coaches. Prices are between £1/1.25 Euros and £3/3.75 Euros 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. interchange may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and air holidays, 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 Stop 24 Services near Folkestone. Transfer coaches, including taxis, minibuses, Megabus and National Express, operate to and from the U.K. interchange. You will join your main tour coach at the interchange.
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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