- Crystal clear lakes - ideal for a relaxing boat trip
- Spectacular mountainscapes - perfect for walking
- Historic cities full of Baroque and Renaissance influences
- Activities to suit every pace of life
- The home of yodelling, the 'Sound of Music' and apple strudel
Approx 1.5-2 hrs
So what's it like?
Austria is a country with scenery beyond compare and a warm hospitality welcoming all. Cycle through lush green valleys filled with the exquisite colours of spring and summer flowers and crowned by snow-capped peaks. Walk amongst spectacular mountains, criss-crossed with sparkling streams and swim in the shimmering beauty of the crystal-clear lakes. Play golf with a backdrop of magnificent mountain scenery and relax in luxurious spas. Raise a glass with your hosts at one of many traditional summer festivals and sample the wholesome delicacies enjoyed for generations. Wherever you choose to stay and whatever you choose to do during your holiday in Austria, all the ingredients are there to provide you with an unforgettable experience.
Austria has a region to suit every taste. The Tirol is known for its mountain peaks, lush green valleys and sparkling mountain streams. Salzburgerland offers unspoilt mountain villages and lively lake resorts, whilst the Salzkammergut has pretty towns dotted along scenic lakeshores. The wonderful cities of Austria are great in combination with any lake or mountain resort. Choose from the imperial capital city - Vienna or the musical city of Salzburg with its impressive fortress. The Olympic city of Innsbruck, surrounded by mountain peaks can be visited from many resorts on a day excursion.
It's no wonder walking enthusiasts choose Austria time and time again. As one of Europe’s premiere walking destinations there is an extensive range of trails covering mountain terrain, lake shores, valleys and woods. Walking is not the only activity, with many others on offer. Swim in crystal clear lakes, spend a day mountain biking, take a rafting trip through the valleys or learn to water-ski.
There is a wonderful local culture, with festivals held throughout the summer months, live music in the picturesque town squares - and the chance to sample some of the national dishes. Austria is famous for its coffee and cake, fine range of mouth-watering pastries, creamy gateaux and Strudel. One of the best kept secrets is the native wines, which are of a very high quality. And you can’t leave without sampling the schnapps, Austria’s finest export.
Experience the best of Austria with one of our Discovery Packages. Available in Mayrhofen, St Johann in Tirol, St Wolfgang, Zell am See, Niederau, Seefeld and Scheffau. These packages include the more popular excursions and some value-added extras. Discovery Packages are available for summer 2014 departure dates only - Must book before 30 April 2014.
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