Austria and the Sound of Music Delight

Austria and the Sound of Music Delight

Staying at the 4* Resort Hotel Forsternof, St Wolfgang

• Luxury coach travel

• 2 crew onboard

• Return short sea crossing

• 8 nights dinner, bed and breakfast (2 x overnight hotel)

•Walking tour of St Wolfgang

• Return journey on Schafberg Mountain Railway and Halstatt Cable Car

• Guided tour of Salzburg and Kaiservilla

Austria

This popular tour includes a return journey on the famous Schafberg Mountain Railway, a guided tour of stunning St Wolfgang, the elegant city of Salzburg and the summer residence of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy, Kaiservilla. You’ll be amazed at the spectacular scenery of this Alpine lake region with its picturesque valleys, rolling hills, steep mountains and mountain songs! After an early start, we travel to Dover for an afternoon crossing. We continue our journey in Europe to our overnight hotel in time for a three-course dinner. Following a good night’s rest, we head on through Germany and into Austria where we check into our hotel for the next six nights.

St Wolfgang

Today, we will explore St Wolfgang. A key member of the hotel team takes us on a short guided walk before escorting us to the station for our return journey on the steepest cog train in Austria, the schafberg Mountain railway operating since 1893. In 40 minutes, the steam cog railway travels just over 3½ miles but climbs 1,783 metres! On a clear day, we will be treated to a 360 degree panoramic view of sparkling lakes from Lake Wolfgangsee to Lake Chiemsee in Germany, with soaring mountains majestically framing the jaw-dropping vision before us!

Salzburg

Our journey today takes us to the home of the ‘sound of Music’ and regional capital, salzburg. The old town is a maze of charming pedestrian alleyways with many famous and historic landmarks. To enable us to get our bearings we enjoy a 2 hour guided walking tour after which we can explore the city at our leisure.

Bad Ischl & Hallstatt

Today we will visit the delightful spa town of Bad ischl where the Emperors of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy spent their summers. We will begin by exploring the Kaiservilla with a guided tour. We will then have additional time to explore before visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hallstatt. We will take the cable car up to the summit to experience the amazing views of the surrounding area.

Lake District Scenic Drive

We take a scenic drive around the salzkammergut, known as the Austrian Lake District. We journey first via ebensee and along the impressive fjord-like Lake Traunsee to Gmunden. We then continue on towards the Mondsee, one of the most unspoilt lakes in the region where we will stop to see one of the most well-known filming locations for the ‘Sound of Music’. We then make our way to the traffic-free village of st. Gilgen, connected to Mozart’s family, and the village which provided inspiration for much of his work, before making our way back to st Wolfgang.

Overnight Hotel Achat Plaza Hotel, Karlsruhe

The new and exclusive hotel is located in the heart of Karlsruhe, the second largest city in Baden-Wuerttemberg. With modern and fully air-conditioned rooms, comfortable interiors and technical equipment of the highest quality. The hotel has a lift.

Hotel Forsterhof, St Wolfgang

Trip Advisor 4/5

The new and exclusive hotel is located in the heart of Karlsruhe, the second largest city in Baden-Wuerttemberg. With modern and fully air-conditioned rooms, comfortable interiors and technical equipment of the highest quality. The hotel has a lift.

Modern Coach Travel

Our comfortable coaches offer:

  • Air conditioning
  • Toilet / washroom
  • Reclining seats
  • Hot & cold drink facilities
  • TV/DVD/CD
  • Friendly informative staff

 

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