Austrian Lakes, Salzburg & Vienna

9 days from £619pp.


Salzkammergut

Visit: Salzkammergut, Austria

Lake Mondsee

Visit: Lake Mondsee, Austria

Vienna

Visit: Vienna, Austria

Salzburg

Visit: Salzburg, Austria

About the Tour

We bring together Austria’s most famous cities to create this awe-inspiring Austrian experience. On this escorted tour enjoy stunning scenery, as we visit the crystal-clear Salzkammergut lakes and their surrounding villages, including famous Hallstatt. In contrast to this, we also pay a visit to the celebrated cities of Vienna and Salzburg. Join a full-day excursion to Austria’s capital and revel in the regal architecture from the Opera House to Hofburg Palace. Our trip to Salzburg will allow you to wander through the medieval city and take in the many wonderful sights. As well as this, you have the opportunity to partake in a steam cog train ride and even pay a visit to the Czech Republic, making this a holiday not to be missed.

Tour Includes


  • 8 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 5 evening meals
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by executive coach or upgrade to Silver Service or Luxuria
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Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 01709 787 463 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
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Your Itinerary

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

    Travel to St. Georgen im Attergau, Austria for a six-night stay.

    • 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 to 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 film 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 walking tour to introduce you to the city before spending the afternoon at leisure? Accompanied by our local English-speaking guide, the walking tour lasts approximately 90 minutes and takes in the many sights and attractions of this famous Alpine city.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Salzkammergut

    Salzkammergut

    Our included excursion takes us into the old salt mining region of the Salzkammergut Lakes, 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. We spend time in the delightful and principle resort of Mondsee, located on the banks of the lake. 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 metres 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! We continue to St. Gilgen, birthplace of Mozart’s mother and home to one of the most attractive town squares in Austria. Here you can stroll along the lakeside, explore the shops or relax in one of the cafés. This afternoon we pause in Hallstatt, one of the most photographed spots in Austria.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Vienna

    Vienna

    Join our full-day included excursion to the Imperial City of Vienna, which is without question, one of Europe’s great cities. As the home of the former Habsburg monarchy and the present day capital of Austria, it has much to charm the visitor. There is a lot of walking involved to see all the sights, so why not let us introduce you to Vienna on our optional guided sightseeing tour? We begin by coach, where we will be taken along the Imperial Boulevard known as the Ringstrasse. Here you will see the Hofburg Palace, the Parliament building, the Opera House, National Theatre and City Hall. During our tour we will also see the majestic Danube River, and later as we pass by the Prater amusement park a chance to view the famous Giant Wheel, built over 100 years ago, and today one of the most well-known landmarks of the city. There will be frequent stops during the drive, where you will have photo opportunities and the chance to admire Vienna at its very best. Our guide will provide commentary throughout, revealing the history, culture and stories of, without question, one of Europe’s most fascinating cities. Following the tour you will have time at leisure to visit many of the city’s famous landmarks, or you may decide to sit back and relax with a traditional Viennese coffee and a slice of the local Sachertorte chocolate cake in one of the cities tempting street cafés – the choice is yours!

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Cesky Krumlov

    Cesky Krumlov

    We cross the border into the Czech Republic and to the delightful town of Ceský Krumlov on our optional excursion. This charming town experienced its greatest prosperity during the rule of Lords of Rožmberk (1302-1602), who chose Ceský Krumlov to become the seat of their kingdom. It is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a lively cosmopolitan town with a unique atmosphere surrounded by unspoiled countryside. Dominated by a castle stretching over the meandering Vltava River, Ceský Krumlov's narrow cobblestone streets wind along romantic nooks between patrician houses. Here you will find cosy inns, coffee shops, and ancient taverns.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Salzkammergut

    Salzkammergut

    Today, our optional excursion takes us up the Schafbergspitze on the Schafberg Train, the steepest steam cog railway in Austria. Running since 1893, it climbs over 1000m, to award you with a stunning view of the Salzkammergut Lakes. You will see breathtaking mountain views over the Salzkammergut region. On a clear day there is a panoramic view of the glistening Salzkammergut lakes including Wolfgangsee, Irrsee, Mondsee, Attersee and Traunsee. We descend the mountain and spend time in the pretty village of St. Wolfgang. We then continue to Bad Ischl the former summer residence of the great Austro-Hungarian monarchy. The town has been associated with the Habsburg dynasty for over 700 years and is home to the Imperial Villa which the Emperor, Franz Joesf I, called “heaven on earth” for him and his family.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Travel to your overnight hotel in Belgium.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Your Excursions

    Included Excursions & Visits

    • Salzburg - Picturesque 'Sound of Music' city
    • Lakes Tour - Crystal clear lakes and pretty villages
    • Vienna - Regal imperial capital with many fine palaces and gardens

    Optional Excursions & Visits

    • Salzburg Walking tour - See the sights
    • Cesky Krumlov - Fine castle and historic buildings
    • St. Wolfgang, Bad Ischl & the Schafberg Steam Cog Train - Cog railway and pretty lakeside village
    • Vienna Sightseeing - Guided tour

    Notes


    Single Room Supplement from £159.00 (9 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 six nights at the 3-star Hotel Grüner Baum, which is only a few minutes walk from the centre of the village of St. Georgen in the heart of the Austrian Lake District. It has a restaurant, bar, sun terrace, sauna and lift. An evening of traditional music and dance will also take place during your stay.

    Overnight stays in Belgium will be in city-style hotels

    Austria

    Gruner Baum

    Gruner Baum

    Gruner Baum


    This 3 star hotel always tries to live up to its name – meaning ‘to feel well!’ Situated only a few minutes’ walk from the centre of the village of St Georgen in the heart of the Austrian Lake District, the hotel has a restaurant, bar, sun-terrace and lift. Relax in the small Wellness area with steam-bath and sauna. All 25 bedrooms are equipped with balcony, and T.V.

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • TV
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    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.
    It could be either - this will be confirmed in your travel documents.

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