About the tour: Christmas in the Austrian Lakes for Single Travellers

Experience Christmas as a solo traveller and meet like-minded people on this magical coach holiday to Austria. Spend Christmas Eve in the pretty villages of Mondsee and Oberndorf. In Mondsee, experience spectacular scenery as you enjoy beautiful views over the lake, and in Oberndorf, why not visit the Silent Night Museum, to give you that festive feeling. On Christmas day, enjoy time in the stunning city of Salzburg. Browse the Christmas markets and enjoy a tipple or two of mulled wine, before we return to our hotel for a Christmas Meal. On Boxing Day, we enjoy a relaxing visit to the Austrian Lake District of Salzkammergut. Enjoy free time in St. Wolfgang and St. Gilgen, before heading home with magical Christmas memories.

Tour Includes


  • 6 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Welcome drink
  • Sole use of your own room
  • No single room supplement
  • Door to Door service or local departure by coach
  • Travel by Silver Service coach

7 days from £975 pp

Low deposits extended - Book this tour by midnight 31st May, from as little as £50pp

Departure Dates

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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    Door to Door service or local departure by coach, then continue by coach to Belgium for an overnight stay.

    Continue to Austria and arrival at your hotel in the Austrian Lakes region for a four-night stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Spend the morning in the pretty village of Mondsee located on the banks of the crystal clear Lake Mondsee, one of the largest lakes in the region. The town of Mondsee is home to the Basilica of St. Michael, the famous 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. Enjoy free time exploring the town and enjoying the beautiful views over the lake.

    This afternoon we travel to the village of Oberndorf. Its sister-town, located across the Salzach Bridge, is Laufen. The town was split in two in the wake of the Napoleonic Wars. Part was taken by the Kingdom of Bavaria (Laufen) and part taken by the Austrian Empire (Oberndorf). Oberndorf is famous worldwide as the birthplace of the hymn Silent Night, which was first performed at the former St. Nikola parish church by the schoolmaster Franz Gruber and the young priest Joseph Mohr on Christmas Eve 1818.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Mondsee
    Mondsee

    Included highlights

    • Mondsee
    • Oberndorf

    Merry Christmas! Today we travel to Salzburg, one of the most beautiful cities in Austria, on our included excursion. 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 Sound of Music”.

    There will be free time for you to explore the sights at your leisure, perhaps taking a short walk along the Salzach River. 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 market which is located in the heart of the historic city centre. Whilst in Salzburg be sure to spend time in one of the city’s traditional coffeehouses set against the backdrop of stunning architecture. 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 Christmas Markets
    Salzburg Christmas Markets

    Included highlights

    • Salzburg
    • Salzburg Christmas Markets

    Today enjoy our included excursion around the Salzkammergut, the Austrian Lake District. This old salt mining region has developed into one of the most popular destinations in Austria on account of its outstanding natural beauty. We head to the spa town of Bad Ischl, the favourite summer residence of the Emperor Franz Josef. Our scenic drive continues to the small town of Strobl where we pause for a photo opportunity. We then head onto St. Wolfgang where you will have free time to explore. We continue by coach around the lake to St. Gilgen famous for being the birthplace of Mozart’s mother. After free time in this delightful town we return to our hotel.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Salzkammergut
    Salzkammergut

    Included highlights

    • Salzkammergut

    Travel north to Belgium for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast



     

    Travel Insurance from £35.00 (7 days) (includes insurance premium tax, prices per person).

    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 4-star Seehotel Pollmann in Zell am Moos/Irrsee. The hotel is situated approximately four kilometres away from Mondsee. 

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

    The hotel has a restaurant, bar and terrace and wellness area with indoor pool and sauna.


    Hotel Features

    • Swimming Pool
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift

    Room Features

    • Hairdryer

    Travel Options

    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.

    When it comes to getting you to your destination, Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you to choose from.

    Silver Service, refreshments

    Silver Service Features

    • Sit back and relax in specially-designed, deluxe reclining seats, with leather headrests, footrests and more legroom than standard coaches.
    • Enjoy the perfect temperature onboard with climate control.
    • Relax and have a chat in the spacious rear lounge.
    • Servery on board offering a range of refreshments.
    • Porterage* at most hotels, so you really don’t have to lift a finger.
    • Time flies with our onboard entertainment system.
    • With free personal headphones you can tune into the music channel, listen to the radio or watch DVDs.
    • Onboard toilet

    Silver Service Seating Plan

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    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 seven days at the Holiday Inn Ashford North and enjoy an overnight stay with English breakfast from just £38 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.

      On Single Traveller holidays and coach holidays of 7 days’ duration or more, you don’t even have to think about getting to your local joining point. If you live within 20 miles of one of our free joining points we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to meet your transfer vehicle, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. The cost is from £35 per booking each way for up to four people per booking.

      If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge – please enquire at the time of booking.

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      Christmas in the Austrian Lakes for Single Travellers 7 days from £995pp

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      01709 787 463