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Salzburg & the Spectacular Austrian Lakes

From £1,249.00
Duration 8 Days
Departures from: May 2023 - Sep 2023
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From £1,249.00
Duration 8 Days
Departures from: May 2023 - Sep 2023
Tour Overview

Enjoy picturesque villages and spectacular scenery on this enchanting tour. On arrival in Austria, transfer to your hotel. Discover the lakeside village of Hallstatt, Austria’s oldest and perhaps most photographed village, famous for its salt mines and pretty pastel houses. Take a relaxing cruise on the biggest lake of the area, Lake Attersee. Symbolist painter Gustav Klimt spent many summers in the region, and there’s time for you to discover the stunning landscapes of the region that inspired the painter. Round off your holiday in Salzburg, ‘The Sound of Music’ city, one of Europe’s best-preserved historic cities and once home to Austrian composer Mozart. Highlights here include Baroque domed churches, Mozart Square, the magnificent cathedral and the Mirabell gardens. 

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Your Holiday Includes

  • Travelsphere Private Chauffeur Service
  • Return direct flights from London
  • 7 nights in a 3-star hotel
  • 14 meals: 7 breakfasts, 7 dinners and welcome drink
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager and Specialist Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation and porterage

Included Holiday Highlights


  • A relaxing cruise across Lake Attersee
  • Visit the lakeside village of Hallstatt
  • Explore St Wolfgang including coffee and cake
  • Guided tour of Salzburg 

Airport Travel Service

On all flight inclusive holidays, you can now choose to start your holiday with our Private Chauffeur Service* or we can organise free airport parking*. If you'd prefer to make your own arrangements, we'll give you a £100 price reduction* off your holiday. Details on how to book will be included in your confirmation invoice on booking.

*Mileage restrictions apply over 100 miles. Please see our Terms & Conditions for information.

Itinerary

Day 1 UK - Salzburg

Travelsphere’s Private Chauffeur Service collects you from home for your flight today. On arrival we'll transfer you to your hotel.

Meals included: D

Day 2 Hallstatt & Lake Attersee

Your Tour Manager will host today's included excursion to the beautiful lakeside village of Hallstatt, which sits at the base of a mountain. Austria's oldest and perhaps most photographed village is famous for its salt mines and this valuable commodity has been produced here for thousands of years. It is also known for its pretty pastel-painted houses which seemingly cling precariously to a narrow strip of land between the mountain and the lake. You'll see all of this and more as its small size means that Hallstatt is easily explored on foot.
After free time we'll drive on to Lake Attersee for a relaxing boat trip. Its shores are surrounded by towering mountains and due to its depth - it is 171 metres at its deepest - it's a popular spot for divers.

Meals included: B,D

Day 3 Kuchl - at Leisure

You're free to explore Kuchl at leisure today. If you're an art-lover, you will be interested to know that Symbolist painter Gustav Klimt spent many summers in the region, which inspired a vast majority of his landscapes.
If you'd like to explore further afield, an optional excursion gives you the chance to see more of the stunning scenery of the Austrian Lake District. A particular highlight is Mondsee, where fans of 'The Sound of Music' film will recognise the church from the wedding scene. Further sightseeing in the picturesque village of St Gilgen, on the shores of the Wolfgangsee, rounds off your day.

Meals included: B,D

Day 4 Salzburg

Today we'll take you to 'The Sound of Music' city Salzburg, one of Europe's best preserved historic cities. On your guided tour you'll learn that its old centre has hardly changed since the times of famous Austrian composer Mozart. Discover Baroque domed churches, merchant houses and hidden arcaded courtyards dominated by the Hohensalzburg Fortress.
Other highlights are Mozart's Square, the magnificent cathedral and the elegant Mirabell Gardens. There's plenty of time to make your own discoveries too. If you fancy a spot of shopping, we recommend you make a beeline for the Getreidegasse.

Meals included: B,D

Day 5 Kuchl - at Leisure

Relax and do your own thing today, or you may choose to take an optional trip to Southern Bohemia. After crossing the River Danube into the Czech Republic, you'll find yourself in the lovely old town of Cesky Krumlov, recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Together we'll stroll through a maze of winding streets with 13th century buildings at every turn. You'll visit the Gothic Church of St Vitus and we'll take you up to the town's historic castle, perched above the Vltava River. Once inside, you'll be whisked back in time to the Renaissance as you wander through its courtyards and corridors.

Meals included: B,D

Day 6 Kuchl - at Leisure

Take time out to discover the local area further today. If you're feeling active, the area surrounding your hotel offers a great range of leisure activities including mountain biking and walking trails. Maybe you'll walk into the village, where you'll find a small selection of shops, bars and restaurants.

Meals included: B,D

Day 7 St Wolfgang

We'll take you to another lakeside resort today on an included visit to St Wolfgang. This is home to the legendary White Horse Inn, which was made famous by the musical comedy of the same name.
Sat on the north shore of the Wolfgangsee and at the foot of Schafberg Mountain, this charming market town is a lovely place to enjoy a stroll. As you go, you'll find narrow, cobbled streets lined with tall, ancient buildings. Make sure you visit the church – it boasts a spectacular carved Gothic altar, before we take a seat in a cafe' and indulge in the local tradition of kaffee und kuchen - or coffee and cake.

Meals included: B,D

Day 8 Salzburg - UK

Today we’ll transfer you to the airport for your flight back to the UK. Upon arrival, your Travelsphere Private Chauffeur Service will be waiting for the journey home.

Meals included: B
  1. Favourite Moment

    " Try some of Austria's typical cuisine. I can't resist the spätzle, a delicious variety of noodle, often served with goulash." - Paul Steed, Tour Manager

Accommodation (as specified or similar)

Hotel Gasthof Muhlthaler

You will stay at the family-run Hotel Gasthof Muhlthaler, which is located in the village of Kuchl, 20km south of Salzburg. Facilities include a bar/lounge and restaurant.

Optional Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional experiences to your holiday before you set off. Take a look below at the extra trips you can enjoy on this tour

Southern Bohemia

Southern Bohemia

This excursion is truly for everyone. You will cross the Danube and follow the Vltava River through lush bohemian forests to Cesky Krumlov. Built on a peninsula created by the river it has a true medieval feel that has gained Unesco world heritage status. Quaint stores with Bohemian Crystal, garnet, amber and silverware, artists paintings and beautiful places to drink Czech beers and wines in restaurants on the river. The focal point of the town is the magnificent castle where Nostradamus stayed that has live bears in the moat and an English garden.

Full Day - Moderate Walking - Not to be Missed!
This excursion is truly for everyone. You will cross the Danube and follow the Vltava River through lush bohemian forests to Cesky Krumlov. Built on a peninsula created by the rive...

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Lakeland

Lakeland

A relaxing day with short journey times to places where you have ample time to wander. Mondsee has its magnificent Abbey church that featured in the wedding scene of `The Sound of Music´ as well as time to stroll along the lake front promenade. A drive through local scenery by Lake Fuschl to picturesque St Gilgen with the home of the Mozart family.

Full Day - Relaxed Journeys - Ample time to Meander
A relaxing day with short journey times to places where you have ample time to wander. Mondsee has its magnificent Abbey church that featured in the wedding scene of `The Sound of ...

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