Austrian Advent - Salzburg & Lakes

From £999.00
Duration 5 Days
Departures from Nov 2020 - Nov 2020
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From £999.00
Duration 5 Days
Departures from Nov 2020 - Nov 2020
Tour Overview

​Explore Christmas markets, enjoy dinner accompanied by the music of Mozart and experience ancient traditions, including the eerie Krampus Run, on this magical break to Austria.

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Your Holiday Includes

  • ​Return direct flights from Heathrow with Lufthansa
  • ​4 nights in a 3-star hotel
  • 8 meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 dinners and a welcome drink
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager and Specialist Local Guide
  • All highlights included
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation and porterage
  • Audio Guide
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Included Holiday Highlights

  • ​Discover Salzburg's Christmas markets
  • Visit the Advent in Castles Christmas markets at Lake Traunsee
  • Mozart dinner concert in Salzburg
  • Discover the secrets of chocolate-making in Frankenmarkt
  • Christmas markets in the Salzkammergut
  • Experience the Krampus Run

Itinerary

Day 1 UK – Weyregg

Depart on your flight to Munich today. On arrival we will transfer you to your hotel in Weyregg, a village on the shore of Lake Attersee.

Meals included: D

Day 2 Salzburg Christmas Markets

Today you will get to know Salzburg on a walking tour of the Altstadt, the historic city centre renowned for its Baroque architecture and stunning churches. Afterwards, you'll have free time to explore the city further and enjoy the Christmas markets at your own pace. It's the perfect opportunity to shop for last-minute Christmas gifts or treat yourself to some tasty gingerbread.

Meals included: B,D

Day 3 Advent in Castles & Mozart Dinner Concert

Don't forget your camera today, as the Christmas markets you'll visit are situated in two spectacular castles by Lake Traunsee. This event, known as the Advent in Castles, was voted the best Christmas market in Upper Austria in 2018. 
Later, when you return to the hotel, you'll enjoy some traditional treats, a hot cup of glühwein – or mulled wine – and maroni, local chestnuts. Then, after time to relax, we'll return to Salzburg for an unforgettable night in the St Peter Stiftskeller. Travel back to the 18th century for a traditional candle-lit dinner while costumed musicians serenade you with the music of Salzburg's most famous figure, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.​

Meals included: B,D

Day 4 Christmas Markets in the Salzkammergut & the Krampus Run

​Today we're travelling around the Salzkammergut region and our first stop will be at the Frucht und Sinne Chocolate Manufacturers in Frankenmarkt. You'll get a behind-the-scenes tour to learn about the process of making fruit chocolates and will then get to taste some with a glass of wine.
Later, we'll be visiting the quaint towns of Bad Ischl and St Wolfgang. You'll have plenty of time to make your own discoveries, perhaps take a tour of the Kaiservilla in Bad Ischl or browse the stalls decorated with twinkling lights at St Wolfgang's Christmas market. If you wish, you could also take a horse-and-carriage ride, the perfect way to see more of St Wolfgang and its surrounds.
This evening brings with it the Krampus Run, a traditional event where people in horned masks and elaborate costumes parade through the streets ringing ominous bells. According to legend, the Krampus, a half-goat, half-demon figure, is the scary opposite of Saint Nicholas. While Saint Nicholas rewards children who have been good, Krampus punishes naughty children, and this spooky parade dates back 500 years.​

Meals included: B,D

Day 5 Weyregg – UK

​This morning after breakfast, we'll transfer you to the airport for your flight home.

Meals included: B

Accommodation

Gasthof Sonne Hotel

Located in the heart of the village of Weyregg, your hotel is situated just a short walk from the shores of Lake Attersee. Facilities include a restaurant and wellness area with sauna, hot tub and relaxation room. Guest rooms have en suite facilities, TV and a balcony.

Prices shown are based on twin occupancy of a double or twin bedded room with private facilities unless otherwise stated. Single occupancy supplements will apply. Travelsphere have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.