Austria Escorted Tours
Discover the historic cities, traditional villages and scenic beauty of Austria on an escorted tour. With an impressive Imperial legacy and cultural heritage, Austria's magnificent architecture can be explored in the fascinating cities of Vienna, Salzburg and Linz. Mozart and Beethoven created their masterpieces here and it was also the setting for the classic musical ‘The Sound of Music’!
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- 8 Nights - Salzburg to Zell
- Fly Tour from £999
Over 150 years ago, Austria became one of the very first countries to attract visitors travelling for sheer pleasure and when you join us on this tour, you will see the reasons why - it is as near to perfection as you can get! Travellers came for the pristine alpine scenery unavailable at home, crisp clean air, the distinctive fragrance of the pine forests and the mirror-like lakes, their reflections magnificently amplifying the visual effect of these stunning vistas.
- 8 Nights - Seefeld to Rattenberg
- Fly Tour from £1,079
A tour experiencing some of the world’s most breath-taking scenery including the Tyrol & Innsbruck, Austria, Bavaria, the Brenner Pass, ancient Roman roads, the Zugspitze and the staggering remains of a Stone Age man
- 7 Nights - Budapest to Passau
- Fly Cruise from £1,499
This cruise along the Danube ticks all the boxes for scenic beauty and enchanting cityscapes. A classical treasure trove of history and the arts, we’ll stop in opulent Vienna - with the option of a live classical concert.
- 6 Nights - Vienna to Budapest
- Tour Only from £1,599
Immerse yourself in the magic of the Christmas season on this tour of Austria, Slovenia, Croatia and Hungary's most festive attractions. Starting in enchanting Vienna and finishing in cheerful Budapest, this seasonal adventure is filled with music, natural wonders, delicious foods and bustling markets - making it the ideal winter break for those seeking a taste of traditional Central Europe.
- 6 Nights - Feldkirch to Bregenz
- Fly Tour from £1,599
This region offers a multitude of charms, from rolling hills and lofty mountains to grand castles and shimmering lakes. Discover them all and sample an array of local produce along the way on this scenic alpine adventure.
- 8 Nights - Munich to Zurich
- Tour Only from £1,642
The lead up to Christmas in traditional German towns and the snow-frosted Alps, is the stuff of storybooks – twinkling markets full of Yuletide delights and towering Christmas trees. Enter the realm of gingerbread, Glühwein and carol singers.
- 6 Nights - Salzburg to Vienna
- Fly Tour from £1,699
Begin your musical journey through Austria in 'Sound of Music' city Salzburg, where Mozart was born and medieval treasures lurk around every corner. On to St Florian, to see Anton Bruckner's final resting place, before discovering Vienna's highlights including the magnificent Schönbrunn Palace.
- 9 Nights - Prague to Budapest
- Fly Tour from £1,729
Wonderful architecture spanning the centuries, vast imperial palaces, ancient castles and churches and a fascinatingly rich cultural heritage. This trio of fine central European cities is brimming with delights.
Austrian tours are great for just about anyone as the country combines the perfect blend of bustling cities, unspoilt, dramatic landscapes and historic villages. Austria’s beautiful environment features lush forests, snow-capped alpine peaks, cascading waterfalls and serene lakes. The country is also home to the Wachau Valley, a popular tourist hotspot in the South of Austria with a picturesque landscape that is formed by the Danube River.
The countries complex and somewhat dark history can be explored in many of the cities and villages as majestic castles and outstanding cathedrals tell the tale of Austria’s impressive Imperial legacy and Habsburg empire. Austria’s diverse architectural landscape is a wonder in itself and you don’t have to be an architecture expert to appreciate the outstanding beauty of the Baroque, Gothic and Renaissance buildings.
Austria’s fascinating culture is a joy to explore and the country is home to many UNESCO World Heritage Sites. As well as being the back drop to the much-loved classic ‘The Sound of Music’, many famous composers such as Mozart, Strauss, Haydn and Beethoven have all created their famous masterpieces here. Austria also features some of the Europe’s most varied museums and has an inspiring collection of contemporary and Fine Arts. Like most of Europe, Austria offers an array of culinary delights and it is no secret that Austria is a dessert-loving country with each region having claimed its own dessert whether it be the famous chocolate cake, Sachertorte, or the jam-topped Linzertorte.
During the summer months, tourists from around the globe flock to Austria to explore the lively cities, immerse themselves in the culture, walk in the footsteps of famous composers and soak up the serene beauty of the great outdoors. Unsurprisingly, the country is just as busy during the winter months when tourists journey to this exceptional country for its world-renowned Christmas Markets and its abundance of winter sports. Finally, Austria is a landlocked country with exceptionally well-connected public transport routes meaning that you have easy access to neighbouring countries such as Slovakia, Czech Republic and Hungary.
Highlights of Austria
With spectacular attractions, world-class events and fascinating street markets, Austria’s capital is a city that charms tourists and makes them want to come back for more. Vienna is a powerhouse of art, music and culture with its array of Baroque palaces, grand boulevards, impressive galleries and numerous opera houses. The remarkable St. Stephen’s Cathedral is one of the most popular attractions along with Schoenbrunn Palace; the imperial castle which was once the summer residence of the Hadsburgs.
The city of Salzburg is dominated by it’s historic centre; the fairy-tale like Old Town that boasts beautiful Baroque architecture and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Not only is this captivating city the birthplace and hometown of world-famous composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, but it is also the back drop to the much-loved musical – The Sound of Music. High above the historical city centre sits the striking Hohensalzburg Fortress, the biggest fully preserved castle in Central Europe.
The popular city of Innsbruck perfectly combines city life with breath-taking nature. Nestled in the heart of the Alps, Innsbruck boasts world-famous sights that tell the tale of its intriguing history as well as contemporary architecture. The late-medieval Altstadt (Old Town) is truly magnificent and features the Hofburg, a 16th-century Imperial Palace. In a place where the mountains meet the valley, exploring the surrounding mountains couldn’t be easier! The wonderful alpine region offers an array of leisure activities and stunning views.
This small town that sits on the banks of the Danube River is known for its marvellous architecture and world-famous Melk Abbey. The 11th-Centurty Melk Abbey is perched above the town and happens to be one of Europe’s biggest and most beautiful Baroque ensembles. This UNESCO World Heritage site has a fascinating history dating back to 1089 and is an unmissable attraction when exploring Austria.
Known as Austria’s Lake District, the Salzkammergut is a place of outstanding natural beauty with sparkling lakes, rolling hills, scenic valleys and rugged mountain ranges. As well as it’s astounding landscape, the Salzkammergut also has a unique history and is home to the oldest salt mine in the world. Walking or cycling through this remarkable lake district is the perfect wait to soak up the serene atmosphere.
The charming city of Graz boasts an abundance of architectural styles from Gothic and medieval Renaissance to Baroque and contemporary. The city’s history is also something to explore, as Graz was once threatened by the Ottoman Empire from the East and Napoleon from the West whose forces eventually demolished the city’s hilltop castle. The legacy of the Habsburg rulers is also something that lives on through the city’s main attractions.
Featuring a vibrant music and arts scene and a thriving technology industry, the city of Linz is extraordinarily diverse. For example, witnessing the interactive art in the virtual worlds of the Ars Electronica Centre is a fantastic visual experience unique to this city. The UNESCO City of Media Arts also has a jam-packed cultural calendar, an impressive shopping district and a delightful Old Town with past centuries-old architecture.