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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.

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

Magnificent Europe: The Rhine & Danube on APT

15-day river cruise from £2,595 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Save up to £4,600 per couple. Book by 31 October 2018
Book by: 31 October 2018

This all-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 banquets to vineyard tastings.

Top itineraries in Austria

The Sound of Music in Salzburg

4-day tailor-made journey from £875 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…

Magnificent Europe: The Rhine & Danube on APT

15-day river cruise from £2,595 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Save up to £4,600 per couple. Book by 31 October 2018
Book by: 31 October 2018

This all-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 banquets to vineyard tastings.

The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Vienna–London

4-day luxury rail journey from £2,490 pp incl. flights

There a very few travel experiences in the world that can match the elegance of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Evocative and luxurious, the journey will whisk you from Vienna to London in unrivalled style. To get you started, we've also included a luxury two-night stay in the Austrian capital.

Melodies of the Danube River Cruise

8-day cruise from £2,095 pp incl. flights

Discover the delights of the Danube with APT River Cruises as you make your way along one of Europe's most picturesque rivers, passing through Hungary, Slovakia, Austria and Germany and a host of stunning historic and natural highlights along the way.

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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

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

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.

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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Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

Contact one of our consultants on 020 7590 0618 to discuss how we can tailor your holiday.

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