Austrian Lake District, Linz & Salzburg Christmas Markets

7 days from £519 pp.


About the Tour

Combine that fantastic festive feeling of visiting Europe’s favourite Christmas markets with the stunning backdrop of the Austrian Lake District, visiting some of Austria’s premier destinations at Christmastime. See the best of what Lake Wolfgang has to offer and enjoy the twinkling Christmas markets of St. Gilgen and St. Wolfgang before excursions to Steyr and Linz to enjoy the festive offerings such as the Christmas museum and the Christmas post office. And, with an optional excursion to Salzburg Christmas Market, you really will get a true taste of Christmas in Austria on this festive break.

Tour Includes


  • 6 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by Silver Service coach
Dates & Prices

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.
  • Send payments via online banking.
  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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Your Itinerary

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

    Continue to the Austrian Lake District for a four-night stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Salzburg

    Salzburg

    Today, our optional excursion takes us to the ‘Sound of Music’ city of Salzburg where there will be free time for you to explore the sights at your leisure. Perhaps take a short walk along the Salzach River or treat yourself to a panoramic view of the city from the Hohensalzburg Fortress (at own cost). The funicular is a fast and convenient way to get up to the fortress and back down to the Old City. Be sure to saunter along the Getreidegasse, Salzburg’s most popular shopping mile.

    During the Advent season, the largest attraction has to be the Christmas markets which are located on Cathedral and Residenz Square in the heart of the historic city centre. Here you will experience the incredible old Austrian tradition and find the most wonderful Christmas presents for your loved ones at home.

    Whilst in Salzburg be sure to spend time in one of the city’s traditional coffeehouses set against the backdrop of stunning architecture and busy squares. Order a piece of Mozart cake and a coffee or, if you prefer, relax with a warming Glühwein – the choice is yours!

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Lake Wolfgang

    Lake Wolfgang

    Our included excursion takes us first to the town of St. Gilgen, the birthplace of Mozart’s mother and home to one of the most attractive town squares in Austria. From here we include a cruise across the Wolfgangsee to the town of St. Wolfgang.

    Advent time on Lake Wolfgangsee offers local delicacies, homemade punch and mulled wine as well as carefully selected gift ideas. There will be free time to explore the Christmas Market before we return to our hotel.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Linz

    Linz

    Today, our included excursion takes us to the city of Linz. Here we include a ride on the Postlingberg train for a photo stop at the summit which offers superb views over the city. Afterwards, there will be time to explore the Christmas market in the Baroque main square.

    From Linz we continue to the town of Steyr, which has a particular charm at this time of year. Here age-old Advent traditions come to life and invite you to journey into an authentic Christmas wonderland.

    On our return to the hotel we make a brief stop in Gmunden to the Traunsee Castle Advent.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    To Belgium for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Your Excursions

    Included Excursions & Visits

    • Lake Wolfgang
    • Steyr, Linz, Postlingberg Traiin & Gmunden

    Optional Excursions & Visits

    • Salzburg

    Notes


     

    Travel Insurance from £35.00 (7 days). Single Room Supplement from £89.00 (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

    You will stay for four nights at the 3-star Hotel Attergauhof in St. Georgen im Attergau. The hotel has a bar and restaurant. 

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


    Belgium

    Holiday Inn Hasselt

    Holiday Inn Hasselt

    Austria

    Attergauhof

    Attergauhof

    Holiday Inn Hasselt


    The Holiday Inn Hasselt is located close the city centre with is bars and restaurants nearby. The hotel is only 10 minutes walk away from Hasselt station and near to local attractions such as Modemuseum Hasselt, Jenevermuseum which is home to Belgium's juniper-flavoured national liquor and a Japanese Garden 20 minutes walk away from the hotel. The hotels facilities include modern style, heated indoor swimming pool*, sauna, mini gym, restaurants, bar, lift, lounge and Wi-Fi/Internet access. All bedrooms feature heating and air conditioning system, hairdryer, mini refrigerator, Tea and Coffee making facilities, flat screen T.V with cable/satellite connection, radio, telephone and en-suite bathroom. *Swimming pool can close without prior notice.

    • Swimming Pool
    • English Speaking Staff
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    Attergauhof


    • English Speaking Staff
    • Bureau de Change
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • TV

    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. This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. 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 £17pp (9 days duration and over). Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the interchange. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law. Central view seats are free.

    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 interchange are not allocated.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on your main tour coach. Prices are approximately £1 or €1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by your driver.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure. The route taken depends on where paassengers 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 vehicles to and from the interchange may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air 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.
    All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
    In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
    alcohol can only be taken on board our vehicles at the discretion of your driver.
    Depending on the location of your pickup point, you may be picked up by coach (not necessarily the on you are touring on), minibus, taxi, National Express or Megabus service. You may then be taken to another centralised pickup location or service station. We operate a passenger interchange at Stop 24 Services, where you will meet the tour coach you are holidaying on and then continue on with your outbound journey. Similarly, on the way home, you may also change transfer vehicles at another location, to take you to your final drop off point.
    Your allowance is 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 should be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach. Nothing should be stored under your seat.

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