Austrian Christmas Magic
6 nights. December 2018. From £649.00.
Majestic winter wonderland
There's nowhere quite like the alpine paradise of Austria to add an extra special atmosphere to the Christmas season, with snow-covered peaks, and idyllic towns and villages dressed in their winter cloaks. You'll also see Mozart's Salzburg, the exquisite 'Sound of Music' city, home to one of Europe's most colourful Christmas Markets.
Tour Highlights And Inclusions
A visit to the Salzburg Christkindlmarkt with guided tour
A Christmas Day tour of the Salzkammergut Lakes region
Two nights' bed and continental breakfast accommodation en route at a comfortable hotel in the Rhineland
Four nights' dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation at the three-star Hotel Sonne, Weyregg
A welcome drink on arrival at your resort hotel
Three-course dinners at the hotel on Christmas Eve and Boxing Day
A two-course Christmas Day lunch
A four-course Christmas Day turkey dinner by candlelight, with half a bottle of wine per person
Live folk music entertainment at the hotel on one evening
Coach travel throughout
Return Channel crossings
Services of a friendly Tour Manager
Single rooms are available for a supplement
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Travelling by comfortable coach, you'll leave the local area today to make your way to your Channel crossing, and continue to your overnight hotel in the Rhine Valley area.
Continue south, arriving to a warm welcome at your chosen hotel.
Day Three (Christmas Eve)
Take a guided tour of the exquisite, UNESCO-listed city of Salzburg. Stroll through the cobbled streets of the Altstadt, and soak up the atmosphere of the Christkindlmarkt held in the shadow of the Hohensalzburg castle and in front of the city's ancient cathedral.
With the scents of gingerbread and Gluhwein in the air, and colourful stalls laden with traditional goods, this is the perfect place to spend Christmas Eve, before you return to the hotel to begin your celebrations.
Day Four (Christmas Day)
Today you'll visit the beautiful Salzkammergut lakes region - as pretty a winter wonderland as you could expect to find. Highlights will include idyllic Mondsee, setting for the wedding scene in 'The Sound of Music', and the quaint lakeside towns of St Wolfgang - with its famous White Horse Inn - and St Gilgen, once home to Mozart's mother and sister.
You'll return to the hotel to enjoy a candlelit, four-course Christmas Dinner - a wonderful way to round off a special day.
Relax and spend the day at leisure or join our optional excursion into Bavaria, to the shores of the fjord-like Konigsee and the beautiful alpine resort of Berchtesgaden.
You'll begin your return journey today, travelling back through Germany to a comfortable overnight hotel in the Rhineland.
Board the coach to continue your journey, crossing the Channel and heading for home.Back to top
AccommodationChristmas In Austria Hotels
You will be staying in a comfortable hotel in the Rhine area of Germany, and the three-star Hotel Sonne Weyregg, located in the heart of Austria's Salzkammergut region.Back to top
Meet at port option
To give you greater flexibility, you may like to meet the coach at Folkestone Services (called Stop 24) on the M20, which is just a five-minute drive from the Channel Tunnel and a 15-minute drive from Dover. If you wish to do this, please select the county 'Kent' and the pick-up point 'Stop 24 Folkestone Services Saltwood' when booking. You will be notified of the exact pick-up location in your Final Travel Details, which you will receive approximately 7-10 days prior to departure. Further information and car parking charges can be found at www.stop24.co.uk
Please note that some of the meals during this break may be buffet style.
European Christmas closing times
Shops in Europe will generally be closed from early afternoon on Christmas Eve until 27th December.
Christmas Inclusions - Hotel Momentum, Anif
The Christmas programme will include a drink to welcome you, Gluhwein and cookies on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day Lunch, and a four-course farewell dinner with 1/4 litre of wine per person.
Coach seating arrangements
Your Tour Manager will have allocated seats for you on the main coach in advance, taking into consideration any special requests wherever possible, and will advise you where to sit as you board the coach. This will be your seat for the duration of the tour. (Seats are not allocated on any connecting services to and from the main coach.)
Christmas Inclusions - Hotel Sonne, Weyregg
The hotel's Christmas programme will include an evening of live folk music and special festive meals.
Depending on your departure point, you may leave your pick-up point very early in the morning and return very late at the end of the holiday, in order to meet your scheduled Channel crossing. There will also be a stop to transfer you from a feeder coach to your main coach, on both the outward and return journeys.
Joining your holiday
Your final travel documents, including the exact time and place of departure, will be sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure, providing all payments have been made. We are unable to give exact departure times before this.
Where meals are not included, your Tour Manager will ensure there are suitable stops made for you to purchase and enjoy lunch and/or dinner each day.
If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
All bedrooms have private facilities, and accommodation may be offered in 'nebenhause', which are adjoining buildings just a short walk from the main reception area.
The majority of these consist of a double bed and an extra bed that is often only suitable for children. If this is a concern, you may wish to consider booking more than one room for your group.
Foreign Office travel advice
Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.Back to top