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Salzburg & The 200Th Anniversary Of 'Silent Night'

Europe
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Mixed Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUS8426

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Air

5 days

Festive 2018

PRICE FROM ? £769 per person
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Itinerary

Description

Silent Night is possibly the most famous Christmas carol in the world. In December, the 200th anniversary of this well-known carol will be celebrated and honoured in Austria. Take part in a moving torchlight procession and historic Silent Night pageant that is such an important part of advent here. We also enjoy a nostalgic train ride, discover atmospheric Christmas Markets and visit the beautiful city of Salzburg plus the enchanting Austrian Lake District with its stunning lakes and mountains.

Air Itinerary

Day 1 – Flight to Munich 
We fly to Munich and transfer to our hotel in the Salzburg area. Tonight we enjoy dinner together at the hotel.

Day 2 – The Salzkammergut, Austria’s Lake District
We enjoy a tour of Austria’s stunning Lake District, the Salzkammergut, with its romantic lakes and mountains. We travel past the Mondsee and Attersee lakes before stopping in the spa town of Bad Ischl, known for its connections with Austria’s emperors. We continue on to St Wolfgang, where we have time to soak up the atmosphere of its traditional Christmas Market. Later we take a relaxing cruise to the elegant village of St Gilgen, before returning to our hotel for dinner.

Day 3 – Salzburg, Oberndorf & the Silent Night Play
We start our day with a guided walking tour of Salzburg. The birthplace of Mozart and the setting for parts of the iconic film The Sound of Music, there is plenty to discover here, including the beautifully preserved Old Town which is overlooked by the Hohensalzburg Castle offering panoramic views of Salzburg. We then travel by train to Oberndorf with time to explore the quaint Christmas Market. Following an introduction to the world famous Silent Night chapel, we watch the musical torchlight procession along the River Salzach to neighbouring Laufen. Here we enjoy the historic Silent Night play in Salzach Hall which recalls the story of how the famous carol was written. Dinner tonight is at a local restaurant.

Day 4 – Hallein & Hallstatt
Today we travel to the historic town of Hallein, via the grave of the Silent Night composer Franz Gruber. Hallein, once a successful salt mining town, is now known for its Baroque architecture. Later we continue onto Hallstatt, a beautiful lakeside town that is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We enjoy a special horse-drawn sleigh ride through the beautiful winter landscape, before returning to our hotel for dinner. 

Day 5 – Flight home
We check out of our hotel and transfer to Munich airport for our return flight home.

Air Bullets

  • Return flights to Munich*
  • Airport taxes and luggage allowance (one piece of checked-in hold luggage per person)
  • Airport transfers in resort
  • 4 nights bed and breakfast plus 3 dinners at our selected hotel, Salzburg area
  • 1 dinner at a local restaurant
  • Excursions to the Austrian Lake District (including Bad Ischl & St Wolfgang Christmas Market), Salzburg, Oberndorf Christmas Market, Hallein & Hallstatt
  • Guided walking tour of Salzburg
  • Cruise from St Wolfgang to St Gilgen
  • Ticket to the Silent Night play in Laufen
  • Horse-drawn sleigh ride
  • Services of an airport representative
  • Services of a resort representative

Search Bullets

  • 4 nights bed and breakfast plus 3 dinners at our selected hotel, Salzburg area
  • Excursions to the Austrian Lake District, Salzburg, Oberndorf Christmas...
  • Cruise from St Wolfgang to St Gilgen & Horse-drawn sleigh ride
  • Ticket to the Silent Night play in Laufen

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Flight Information

*Air holiday prices are correct at the time of publication but are subject to fluctuation and availability. Other regional airports may be available and the final price will depend on your chosen airport, airline and flight time. This will be advised at the time of booking.

One piece of checked-in hold luggage PER PERSON is included however; the weight allowance does vary between airlines. Please ask for details.

Airport transfers may be in shared vehicles. You may also have to await passengers arriving on other flights; for your convenience we will do our utmost to keep the waiting time to a minimum.

Holiday operated by Just Go! Holidays under ATOL No.10889

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