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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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Christmas in the Tyrol

Innsbruck, our base in the Tyrol, is ideal for yuletide trips to pretty Kufstein, medieval Rattenberg and the Alpine town of Seefeld. The Zillertalbahn steam railway is a real highlight, as it winds its way up to the winter resort of Mayrhofen through stunning scenery.

Departs in December 2016.
9 days from £1,475per personView tour details
Lindau & Lake Constance

Charming castles in both Austria and Germany, and mighty Zeppelins can be seen on this wonderful rail tour. Our base is on the pretty island of Lindau at Lake Constance, a huge expanse which is bordered by three countries.

Departs from May 2017 to September 2017.
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10 days from £2,045per personView tour details
Lake Garda, Venice & The Austrian Alps

Marvellous Alpine scenery makes a brilliant backdrop as we discover the wonderful Austrian Tyrol, enjoying spectacular mountainous narrow-gauge railways before continuing on to the peaceful shores of sparkling Lake Garda. From our base in the pretty lakeside town of Salò we explore beautiful Venice and historic Verona.

Departs from May 2017 to June 2017.
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14 days from £2,195per personView tour details
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 the Grossglockner High Alpine Road and enjoy a heritage railway journey through the dramatic Ziller Valley.

Departs from May 2017 to September 2017.
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10 days from £1,645per personView tour details
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.

Departs in December 2016.
13 days from £2,295per personView tour details
The Austrian Lake District

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.

Departs from May 2017 to September 2017.
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10 days from £1,675per personView tour details
Christmas in Vienna & Salzburg

This twin centre Christmas rail holiday gives you the opportunity to experience the festive delights of charming Salzburg in a classical 5-Star hotel, as well as enjoying the musical and cultural delights of elegant Vienna.

Departs in December 2016.
9 days from £1,895per personView tour details
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.

Departs from May 2017 to September 2017.
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15 days from £3,095per personView tour details
Grand Alpine Explorer in Winter

Stretching across much of mainland Europe, the wild and rugged Alps are home to some of the world's most magnificent winter landscapes. On this marvellous tour we discover the incredible Austrian Lakes and Switzerland's superb mountain railways.

Departs in February 2017.
11 days from £2,375per personView tour details
New Year in the Tyrol

Innsbruck, our base in the Tyrol, is ideal for our New Year celebrations in Austria. Visit Kufstein, medieval Rattenberg and enjoy a sleighride in Seefeld. The Zillertalbahn steam railway is a real highlight, as it winds its way up to the winter resort of Mayrhofen through stunning scenery.

Departs in December 2016.
9 days from £1,525per personView tour details
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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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