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Christmas in an Austrian Castle

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Relax amidst the splendid surroundings of a castle on this superb festive break to the enchanting Austrian Lake District. With visits to ‘The Sound of Music’ city of Salzburg and the charming lakeside villages of St Wolfgang this will surely be a Christmas to remember.

Festive

5 Days from £1,299

Dec 2017 - Dec 2017 Departures

Overview

What's included

  • Scheduled flights from Heathrow with Lufthansa or similar 
scheduled airline
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • 4 nights’ accommodation on a half-board basis
  • Christmas Day lunch
  • The services of a Travelsphere Tour Manager
  • Mulled wine and cookies on arrival evening
  • Live music on Christmas Day
  • Christmas Carol concert in Salzburg
  • Hotel porterage (one bag per person)

Included holiday highlights

  • 
 Visit the ‘The Sound of Music’ city of Salzburg and a Christmas Market
  • Enjoy a traditional Christmas Day lunch with all the trimmings
  • Take a romantic Christmas Day horse-drawn sleigh ride
  • Explore St Wolfgang and browse the festive markets in lakeshore villages
  • Experience the unique atmosphere at a Christmas concert in Salzburg
  • Stay in a former Benedictine monastery

Itinerary

Depart on your flight to Munich today, transferring on arrival to your hotel in Mondsee. The festivities start with a welcoming mulled wine accompanied by cookies. Enjoy dinner at the hotel this evening.

Today you’ll visit ‘The Sound of Music’ city of Salzburg, whose centre has hardly changed since the times of the famous Austrian composer Mozart. On a guided walking tour discover Baroque domed churches, merchant houses, hidden arcaded courtyards and the magnificent Hohensalzburg Fortress, which dominates the city. Explore the old centre, stroll through Mozart’s Square and see the charming Mirabell Gardens. Later, visit the traditional Christmas market in the Kapitelplatz, next to the splendid Dom (cathedral). Perhaps enjoy a mulled wine or two as you browse the festive stalls and shop for last-minute gifts.

Enjoy a relaxing morning before a traditional Christmas lunch with all the trimmings. This afternoon we include a romantic horse-drawn sleigh ride through the snowy winter wonderland. The festive celebrations continue this evening with live musical entertainment at your hotel.

This morning you’ll visit three lakeside villages, with your first stop St Wolfgang, home to the legendary White Horse Inn. This picturesque village sits on the north shore of the Wolfgangsee, at the foot of the Schafberg Mountain. A festive market will still be in full swing and rustic stalls adorned with candles, torches and warming braziers line the narrow streets down to lake shore. You’ll continue to the Mozart village of St Gilgen with its Baroque advent scene and then on to the idyllic village of Strobl, where festive decorations sparkle against the backdrop of the Wolfgangsee. Your day finishes back in Salzburg for the highlight of the day, an atmospheric Christmas concert.


Return to your hotel for dinner this evening.

Your holiday comes to an end today 
as you transfer to the airport for your return flight.

Accommodation

You will stay at the Schlosshotel Mondsee, located in the centre of Mondsee and just a few minutes’ walk from the shores of Lake Mondsee. Completely renovated in 2015, the hotel offers a unique setting within a former Benedictine monastery dating back to 748. In the early 19th century the monastery was converted into a palace, and furniture and paintings throughout the hotel will take you on a voyage through its history. All guest rooms feature en suite facilities, flat-screen TV, mini-bar and seating area. Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar and a small spa area with indoor pool and sauna.

Schlosshotel - Mondsee

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Dates and Prices

Departing from

Departure date

Duration

Was

Now

Status

 

Manchester

Saturday 23 December 2017

5 Days

£1,428

Available

Outbound
Lufthansa

Saturday 23 December 2017

Departs

10:45 Manchester

Arrives

13:40 Munich (F J Strauss)

Operated by

Lufthansa

Inbound
Lufthansa - LH

Wednesday 27 December 2017

Departs

15:40 Munich (F J Strauss)

Arrives

16:50 Manchester

Operated by

Lufthansa

London (Heathrow)

Saturday 23 December 2017

5 Days

£1,299

Available

Outbound
Lufthansa

Saturday 23 December 2017

Departs

11:10 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

13:55 Munich (F J Strauss)

Operated by

Lufthansa

Inbound
Lufthansa - LH

Wednesday 27 December 2017

Departs

16:00 Munich (F J Strauss)

Arrives

17:05 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Lufthansa