About the tour: Austrian Lake District, Linz & Salzburg Christmas Markets

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

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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Tour Itinerary

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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    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

    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
    Salzburg
    Salzburg

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    • Salzburg
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

    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
    St. Gilgen
    St. Gilgen

    Included Highlights

    • St. Gilgen
    • Lake Wolfgang

    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
    Steyr
    Steyr

    Included Highlights

    • Linz
    • Steyr

    To Belgium for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast


     

    Accommodation

    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.

    You will stay for four nights at the 3-star Hotel Attergauhof in St. Georgen im Attergau. 

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


    Attergauhof

    Attergaustrasse 41, A-4880 St. Georgen,

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

    Find your nearest pickup point

    You can join your coach at your nearest joining point – we’ve hundreds to choose from throughout England, Scotland and Wales. To find your nearest pick up, search using your postcode below.

      *Please note pickups are subject to availability.

      Travel Extras

      Why not go the night before your tour for a relaxing start?

      You can park for FREE for up to nine days at the Holiday Inn Ashford North and enjoy an overnight stay with English breakfast from just £39.50 per person (Based on 2 sharing a twin/double room on a B&B basis, subject to availability. Single supplements and terms and conditions apply.) We’ll then collect you from the hotel on the day of departure and return you there at the end of your holiday.

      To book this package, please call the hotel on 01233 713333, quoting ‘Leger Holidays’ and your booking reference. If your holiday is longer than seven days you can pay for additional days’ parking. Ask one of our friendly reservations team for more details when you book your holiday

      On most holidays if you’d prefer to join your tour coach at Stop 24 services, you can park your car in the car park which is accredited by the Park Mark safer parking scheme and is monitored 24 hours a day by CCTV. Payment for the parking is made on arrival using the self-service machines. Excludes holidays to Ireland and the U.K. and tours travelling via Brittany Ferries.

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