Austria - Touring Holidays
On an escorted tour to Austria you’ll discover an Alpine landscape of magical cities and pretty mountain resorts, snow-covered peaks and glistening lakes. The country boasts a rich musical heritage, as the birthplace of some of the world’s greatest composers including Mozart and Strauss, who are revered for their Viennese waltzes.
Vienna, Austria’s capital is bursting with charm. With a wealth of Baroque buildings there’s much to explore, including the impressive Schönbrunn Palace and an array of museums and galleries. Then, when it’s time for some rest and relaxation, take your pick from the enticing array of cosy coffee houses and rustic wine taverns.
In Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart, you’ll find churches and castles, palaces and gardens. The city’s landmark building, the Hohensalzburg Fortress, towers over the city and the nearby Salzburg Cathedral is a masterpiece of Baroque architecture with an elaborate façade and magnificent dome.
The Mountains of Austria
Book a holiday to the Austrian Tyrol and prepare to relax amidst towering mountains and sweeping valleys. The Tyrol is a place where wild flowers grow in lush green meadows, glaciers sparkle and hundreds of peaks soar above 3000 metres. Here you can immerse yourself in the great outdoors. In the winter the area is popular amongst skiers, whilst in the summer, walkers and cyclists are attracted to the regions picturesque towns and villages. Innsbruck, the capital of the Tyrol boasts an eventful past and world-famous sights, whilst the picturesque town of Kitzbühel is a wonderful place to explore, with its cobbled streets and colourful buildings.
The Austrian Lakes
With a grand total of 76 lakes, Austria’s Salzkammergut (Lake District) area is mighty impressive. Here you can stroll through beautiful scenery, explore by bike or take a relaxing cruise on the sparking blue waters of one of the lakes. You’ll discover enchanting towns with a feast of cultural activities to enjoy, and in the beautiful lakeside village of Hallstatt, you can visit the oldest salt mine in the world.
Every Travelsphere holiday offers exceptional value for money. Included in the price are return scheduled flights/rail travel and internal flights, where applicable, overseas transfers and transportation, carefully chosen hotels, many meals and excursions and the services of a Travelsphere Tour Manager or Local Guide.
Articles about Austria
The hills are alive with the Sound of Music
2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the release of ‘The Sound of Music’, one of the world’s best-loved movies. It won five Oscars in 1966, and it’s believed that as many as 70% of overseas visitors travel to Salzburg because of the film. If you’d like to follow in the footsteps of Maria von Trapp, you can take in some of the locations made famous by the movie during your holiday in Salzburg.