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Austria

Austria tailor-made holidays

Introduction

Prosperous and centrally located at the heart of Europe, Austria has much to offer. Dominated by the Alps, it has superb summer trekking and a well-developed winter sports scene. Grossglockner, in Carinthia, is the highest mountain and flanks the mighty Pasterze Glacier.

Impressive urban architecture makes the historic cities worth visiting, whilst a world-class musical tradition provides the soundtrack for any visit.

The capital Vienna is strewn with impressive buildings, including Schloss Schonbrunn, which rivals Versailles. Music, art and architecture peak in Baroque Salzburg, where Mozart was born; an annual festival commemorates this. Innsbruck has a fascinating history and an impressive setting, surrounded by snow-capped summits whilst Linz is famous for its fifteenth century castle and churches.

 

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At a glance

Flying time from UK
1½ hour

Time zone
GMT +1

Currency
Euro (€) = 100 cents

Language
German

Travel advice
Check the FCO for latest visa & travel advice

Special offers in Austria

Pegnitz River, Nuremberg, Germany

Magnificent Europe: The Rhine & Danube with APT

15-day river cruise from £2,795 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

15-day luxury river cruise - Save up to £1,500 pp on 2020
Book by: 31 August 2019

This fully-inclusive luxury cruise showcases the best of the Rhine and Danube, calling at quiet riverside villages and city greats alike between Holland, Germany, Austria and Hungary. There’s included touring throughout, ranging from castle piano recitals to steam train trips.

Vilshofen, Germany

Romantic Danube on AmaMagna

8-day river cruise from £2,535 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Special Fly-Cruise Fares

See the wonders of one of the world's great waterways in utter luxury, enjoying included touring and drinks-paired dining throughout. Along the way, you'll take in both city greats and off-the-beaten-track gems.

Venice

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Venice to London

4-day tailor-made journey from £2,500 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Autumn departure special offer – Save up to £275 pp
Book by: 31 August 2019

After a stay in a canal-side palace, reached by private water taxi, indulge with bar-car drinks and fine dining as you sweep over the Alps and through rural Europe.

Top itineraries in Austria

Hallstatt, Salzburg, Austria

The Sound of Music in Salzburg

4-day tailor-made journey from £830 pp incl. flights

If you're a fan of the classic film The Sound of Music, then this is the tour for you. The family musical is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and to mark the occasion, we're offering you the opportunity to experience the original setting of the film at first hand on a four-day Salzburg-b…

Belvedere, Vienna, Austria

The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Vienna–London

4-day luxury rail journey from £2,870 pp incl. flights

After a luxury stay in Vienna, let cocktail brunches, four-course dinners and personal-steward service see you through some of Europe’s prettiest scenery.

Parliament on the banks of the Danube, Budapest

Golden Eagle Danube Express Treasures of Eastern Europe

14-day itinerary

Centuries of influential empires have shaped the captivating counties of Eastern Europe, leaving a lasting impression on the cultures, languages and religions seen here today.

Schoenbrunn Palace, Vienna

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Venice to London via Vienna

6-day luxury rail journey from £4,405 pp incl. flights

Savour the Orient Express with two nights aboard, immersing yourself in a world of afternoon teas and bar-car cocktails between luxury stays in two city greats.

What our clients say about our Austria holidays

  • The Kaiserhof Hotel in Vienna, recommended by Wexas, is the best hotel we've ever stayed in. It provided an excellent basis for our time in Vienna.

    J D J

  • As always - Wexas staff were knowledgeable, polite and efficient.

    Pauline P

Top places to stay in Austria

Sauna at Hotel Auersperg, Salzburg

Hotel Auersperg, Salzburg

Accommodation

Dating back in 1900, Hotel Auersperg is a small family-owned hotel and villa in Salzburg, just minutes from the city's many bars, cafes, restaurants and tourist hotspots. The hotel boats 55 beautifully furnished guestrooms and a relaxing rooftop spa

Lobby, Palais Hansen Kempinski

Palais Hansen Kempinski, Vienna

Historic hotel

First built for the World Exhibition, this Viennese gem comes complete with everything from a ballroom and Cigar Lounge to a Michelin-starred restaurant and a superb spa.

What to do in Austria

Austria articles

  • British Airways announces cheaper Day Tripper fares

    British Airways has launched a series of 'affordable day trip' tickets for passengers wanting to explore a popular city destination in Europe for a day and then fly back, giving them the longest away day possible without the added cost of an overnight stay. 

  • Best places to ski in December

    If you're itching to get to the slopes already and want to know where to go skiing in December that has reliable snow and some decent skiing or snow boarding, read our round-up of the best pre-Christmas destinations to descend on.

  • easyJet to introduce allocated seating

    Budget carrier easyJet is to introduce allocated seating on all flights from November this year following a successful trial.

  • Orient Express heads to Scandinavia

    The legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is poised to embark on a series of exciting new rail voyages to Scandinavia in April 2013.

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