Austrian Lakes & Salzburg
Pretty as a picture, the Austrian Lakes District, is a glorious region of sparkling blue lakes, soaring mountains, lush green valleys and idyllic villages. You will see it at its best when you visit Mondsee, picturesque St Wolfgang and photogenic Hallstatt. You also visit the 'Sound of Music' city of Salzburg, renowned for its palaces, gardens and magnificent Hohensalzburg Fortress as well as for being Mozart’s birth place. New for 2021, you will stay in Weyregg, a village directly on the lakeshore of the Attersee
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1 - After joining your holiday coach, head south to Dover for your ferry crossing to Calais. Continue through France and into Germany for your overnight hotel stop. Bed & breakfast.
Day 2 - Drive on for your first sight of the magnificent Alps and scenic Austrian countryside to the resort of Weyregg on the shores of Lake Attersee for your 5 or 6-night stay. Dinner, bed & breakfast.
Day 3 - 6 (or 7) At leisure in Weyregg with three or four included excursions. Weyregg and surrounds are pure, unspoiled nature appealing to both the more physically active and those seeking to relax and unwind. The hotel is situated in the heart of the village and only 100m from the lakeshore with its 'green beach' and boat station from you can take a leisurely cruise on the lake and enjoy the wonderful views from the water
Salzkammergut, Mondsee, St Gilgen & St Wolfgang
Journey through the lake district, known as the Salzkammergut to the beautiful village of Mondsee, by the shores of a crystal-clear lake surrounded by lush forests. You can see the church where the wedding between Maria and Captain von Trapp took place and then it's on to St Gilgen, a village that was a source of inspiration for Mozart and home to his mother. Full of character with its frescoed houses, take a stroll past interesting shops and bustling cafes. Make a stop in picture perfect St Wolfgang before heading back to the hotel.
Salzburg - one of Europe's most enchanting cities, famous as the birthplace of Mozart and the setting for "The Sound of Music". A charming Baroque city in its own right, it is dominated by the magnificent Hohensalzburg Fortress, church steeples, quaint courtyards and magnificent buildings. Don't miss the famous Getreidegasse, the narrow lane in which Mozart was born and of course who could resist skipping and dancing through the glorious Mirabell gardens? There will be the opportunity to join an optional guided city walking tour.
Hallstatt & Bad Ischl - Pretty as a Picture
Head to Bad Ischl, the handsome spa town made famous by Emperor Franz Josef as the location of his summer residence. Then it is off to picturesque Hallstatt, nestled on the banks of the Halstättersee with a backdrop of the towering Dachstein mountains - truly a photographer's delight. Your driver may be able to offer an optional boat cruise on the lake.
Baroque Passau - The Three River City (9 Day Tour Only)
A leisurely day across the border into Southern Germany to explore the atmospheric city of Passau on the confluence of the Danube, the Inn and the Ilz, with its charming old town full of romantic lanes, picturesque squares, baroque architecture and the magnificent St Steven's Cathedral home to the world's largest church organ. Your driver may be able to offer you an optional guided walking tour of the city centre
Day 7or 8 - Today it's farewell to Weyregg as you return through Austria and Germany for the final overnight stop. Bed & breakfast.
Return Day - After breakfast, we continue through Belgium and France to Calais for the return to England.Back to top
Gasthof Zur Sonne, Weyregg
A warm welcome awaits at this cosy, traditional 3* hotel, located in the heart of the village and just a short walk to the lakeshore. The hotel has a lift and facilities include a bar, restaurant and sauna. There is also a beer garden in the shade of huge chestnut trees. Bedrooms are comfortable and all have en-suite shower, TV and balcony.
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