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Austrian Lakes & Mountains

At Great Rail Journeys we visit this outstanding area of Austrian lakes and mountains on a selection of tours.

Austrian Lakes and Mountains

Situated in about the centre of Austria, the lofty peaks of the Salzkammergut region tower over the glassy waters of the beautiful lake district - creating an exceptional landscape of unique beauty. At Great Rail Journeys we visit this outstanding area of Austrian lakes and mountains on a selection of tours.

To gain both a marvellous overview and a great insight into the lakes and mountains of Austria, on our holidays we explore the region on a number of varied excursions. For example, on our "Austrian Lake District" tour we stay in the quiet, authentic fishing community of Traunkirchen, set on the western edge of Lake Traunsee and overlooked by the Traunstein Mountain.

We visit some of the impossibly pretty villages dotted around these lakes, including St. Wolfgang and Hallstatt, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Other excursions take in some of the film locations for "The Sound of Music", and the timeless city of Salzburg - known as Mozart's birthplace and filled with a plethora of attractions. And of course, we discover some of the lakes by taking leisurely cruises on them.

We also include some exciting railway trips. Some of these scenic lines pass along the lake shores, connecting the region's charming towns on modern routes. Others, such as the Schafbergbahn Cog Railway, are preserved tourist lines. This steam-hauled journey offers incredible views over the Austrian lakes and mountains as it climbs to the summit of Schafberg at 3,904 feet.

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Austrian Alps All-Inclusive

Explore the mighty Austrian Alps on this wonderful tour to one of Europe's most scenic and alluring countries. From our base in the enchanting Tyrolean town of St Johann, we discover the majesty of this Alpine wonderland.

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10 days from £1,495 pp

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Lake Constance & The Rhine Falls

Our base is in the pretty town of Konstanz at Lake Constance, a spectacular lake which is bordered by three countries. We discover mighty waterfalls, a medieval lakeside town and a beautiful garden island.

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9 days from £1,995 pp

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Austrian Christmas & Italian New Year

Enjoy the festive period in two of Europe's most spectacular settings on this truly memorable rail holiday. Innsbruck at Christmas is enchanting, and Lake Garda is the perfect place to enjoy a fantastic New Year.

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13 days from £2,545 pp

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Bavaria & Oberammergau 2020

Bavaria's romantic castles, towns and valleys serve as the backdrop for the iconic Oberammergau Passion Play on this enchanting tour.

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8 days from £1,875 pp

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Grand Alpine Explorer

Stretching across much of mainland Europe, the wild and rugged Alps are home to some of the world's most magnificent landscapes. On this marvellous tour we discover the incredible attractions in three of the countries around the towering peaks - from the German city of Munich to the beautiful Austrian Lakes and Switzerland's superb mountain railways.

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15 days from £3,595 pp

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Oberammergau & Austrian Alps

Hidden amongst the low hills of Bavaria, the Oberammergau Passion Play is a once-in-a-decade performance of astonishing scope. Enjoy this incredible spectacle on this memorable tour which not only takes in the play, but also the spectacular beauty of the crisp Austrian Alps.

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8 days from £2,595 pp

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Oberammergau & Lake Garda

Beginning on the pristine shores of the beautiful Lake Garda, you experience the distinct charm of northern Italy before continuing on to attend a performance of the 42nd edition of the Oberammergau Passion Play.

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10 days from £2,210 pp

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The Alps of the Austrian Tyrol in Winter

The Austrian Tyrol is a real favourite of ours and is even more enthralling under a mantle of snow. From our base in Innsbruck, we explore some of the region's most beautiful attractions, such as the towns of Kufstein and Rattenberg. We also visit delightful Seefeld with a horse-drawn sleigh, and Mayrhofen - which we discover on a narrow-gauge railway.

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8 days from £1,295 pp

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Vienna, Salzburg & The Austrian Alps at Christmas

This twin centre Christmas rail holiday gives you the opportunity to experience the festive delights of charming Salzburg, as well as enjoying the musical and cultural delights of elegant Vienna.

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8 days from £1,995 pp

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Oberammergau 2020 & Austrian Tyrol

On this tour of the Austrian Tyrol, visit Hitler's former château, enjoy a lake cruise and journey on two panoramic rail journeys as a prelude to a viewing of the iconic Oberammergau Passion Play in Germany.

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Oberammergau & the Rhine Valley

Take in a once-in-a-decade theatrical experience on this unique tour which takes in the wonder of the Oberammergau Passion Play as well as the magnificent natural beauty of the Rhine Valley.

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Naturally we also include wonderful rail travel to and from Austria. Our holidays to the area all begin at London St Pancras International, and travel on Europe's efficient and convenient high-speed rail network - so you arrive at your destination feeling refreshed and ready to enjoy your break.

Our marvellous rail holidays to the Austrian lakes and mountains provide a wonderful balance of excursions and free time to relax and explore the lakeside attractions. They also include most meals and the services of a professional Tour Manager throughout - representing great value for money. With a range of departures to the unforgettable Austrian lakes and mountains, you are sure to find the holiday that's ideal for you.

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