Travelling through Austria it is impossible to miss the elegance of the landscape. Over half of the country is mountainous terrain and the sections in between are awash with rivers, lakes and grand mansions. Some of the best ways to see Austria are holiday tours by train that cover the country's natural sights as well as the cultural centres of Salzburg, Innsbruck and Vienna. Famed for the opera house, Vienna sparkles through the winter in the lights of the famous Christkindlmarkt, and in the summer the parks blossom with live performances of the music of Strauss. For the culturally minded, a rural Austrian holiday with tours of the cities is an experience to savour.
The Austrian Tyrol is a real favourite of ours and is even more enthralling under a mantle of snow. From our base in Jenbach, we explore some of the region's most beautiful attractions, such as the lively city of Salzburg. We also visit Lake Achensee on a horse-drawn sleigh, and Mayrhofen - which we discover on a quaint narrow-gauge railway.
Discover the beauty of the Austrian Tyrol during this rail holiday based in Jenbach, a small historic town, perfectly placed for exploring the region's mountains, lakes and villages, as well as the fascinating local heritage railways.
Our base for Christmas in the Tyrol, Jenbach, is ideal for yuletide trips to Salzburg, Innsbruck and the Achensee. The narrow-gauge steam railway, the Zillertalbahn, is a real highlight, as it winds its way up the valley to the winter resort of Mayrhofen.
Our base for New Year in the Tyrol, Jenbach, is ideal for trips to Salzburg, Innsbruck and the Achensee. The narrow-gauge steam railway, the Zillertalbahn, is a real highlight, as it winds its way up the valley to the winter resort of Mayrhofen.
Steam through the pretty Steyr Valley, meander through the hills en route to a popular pilgrimage site and marvel at the Lower Alps from an iconic mountain railway. Experience the best of Austria's heritage railways, whilst exploring cosmopolitan Linz, Baroque St Pölten and the nation's proud capital, Vienna.
At every bend, the spectacular Danube reveals new surprises - imposing fortresses, vine-laden hillsides and alluring forests. Explore four distinctive countries on MS Belvedere and experience the region's harmonious blend of natural and cultural beauty.
Idyllic Lake Traunsee, UNESCO protected Hallstatt, picturesque Wolfgangsee and Mozart's celebrated home city of Salzburg: this tour of the Salzkammergut region takes us by train, boat and coach through the spectacular scenery of the wonderful Austrian lakes.
Experience the ultimate in glamorous Viennese culture as we waltz the night away at a traditional Viennese Ball. The dancing is strictly not to be missed, but then neither is the delicious Sachertorte, nor the impressive Schönbrunn Palace.
The picture-postcard resort of Kitzbühel is our base for this superb holiday exploring the sights, cities and landscapes of the beautiful Austrian Alps. We spend time in National Parks, explore lakes and waterfalls and enjoy a journey on the Zillertalbahn heritage railway on this terrific Austrian itinerary.
Combining the magnificent cities of Salzburg and Vienna with some of Austria's most scenic railways is the recipe for a truly wonderful tour. Add to this an international river cruise excursion to Bratislava and a "Sound of Music" tour, for an unforgettable Austrian holiday experience.
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