Salzburg & the Spectacular Austrian Lakes

From £962.10
Duration 8 Days
Departures from May 2020 - Sep 2020
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From £962.10
Duration 8 Days
Departures from May 2020 - Sep 2020
Tour Overview

​Enjoy picturesque villages and spectacular scenery on this enchanting tour. On arrival in Austria, transfer to your hotel in St Georgen, a picturesque resort in the heart of the Austrian Lake District and close to Lake Attersee, where you’ll enjoy a cruise across the lake featuring a traditional folklore evening. Discover the lakeside village of Hallstatt, Austria’s oldest and perhaps most photographed village, famous for its salt mines and pretty pastel houses. Here, you’ll taste the iconic Austrian apple strudel, a real treat. Symbolist painter Gustav Klimt spent many summers in St Georgen, 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

  • ​Return direct flights from Heathrow with Lufthansa
  • 7 nights in a 3-star hotel
  • 11 meals: 7 breakfasts, 4 dinners and welcome drink
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager and Specialist Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation and porterage
  • Audio Guide

Included Holiday Highlights

  • ​Austrian folklore evening at your hotel
  • A relaxing cruise across Lake Attersee
  • Visit the lakeside village of Hallstatt
  • Traditional Austrian apple strudel and house coffee or tea in Hallstatt​
  • Explore St Wolfgang
  • Salzburg tour, including coffee and cake

Itinerary

Day 1 UK - Munich

Depart on your flight to Munich today. On arrival we'll transfer you to your hotel in St Georgen, a picturesque resort in the heart of the Austrian Lake District and close to Lake Attersee.
During your stay you’ll be treated to a traditional folklore evening, and a cruise across the lake will also feature. Lake Attersee is the biggest lake of the Salzkammergut, or Lake District, and the largest that belongs exclusively to Austria. 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: D

Day 2 Hallstatt

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.
We'll head to a restaurant just off the market square in Hallstatt to enjoy Austrian apple strudel.

Meals included: B

Day 3 St Georgen - at Leisure

You're free to explore St Georgen 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 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.

Meals included: B

Day 5 St Georgen - 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 St Georgen - at Leisure

Take time out to discover St Georgen 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. Or you could choose to take the short rail journey to Lake Attersee.​
Alternatively, why not join our optional excursion to an Austrian brewery, including a tasting, of course.

Meals included: B

Day 7 Salzburg

Round off your holiday today with an included excursion 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. Why not take a seat in a café and indulge in the local tradition of kaffee und kuchen, or coffee and cake. If you fancy a spot of shopping, we recommend you make a beeline for the Getreidegasse.​

Meals included: B,D

Day 8 Munich - UK

Today we’ll transfer you to the airport for your flight back to the UK.​​​

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

Attergauhof

The Hotel Attergauhof is family run and is owned by the Söllinger family since 1966. The hotel has expanded and modernized throughout the years and is now a traditional 3 star hotel, centrally located in the charming village of St Georgen in Attergauf. The Attergauf is perfect as a base for exploring the region located close to Lake Attersee, surrounded by mountains, hiking trails and of course, the wonderful city of Salzburg.

Hotel facilities include the lounge restaurant serving traditional home cooking and local dishes such as homemade apple strudel and Salzburg dumplings, not to forget their attentiveness to sourcing seasonal ingredients. The drinks lounge serves finger food, cocktails, local beers and regional wines. If the sun is shining, the garden terrace is available for a drink or an ice cream sundae.

With 30 rooms, each are equipped with private facilities including: en suite facilities, telephone, radio, satellite TV and Wi-Fi.

Hotel Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Lounge Bar
  • Garden Terrace


Room Amenities
  • Private facilities
  • En suite facilities
  • Telephone
  • Satellite TV
  • Wi-Fi


Nearby Attractions
  • Salzburg- 40 minutes- 32 miles (approx)
  • Lake Attersee- 25 minutes- 20 miles (approx)

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.