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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.

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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Zell am See
Small Group
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4.3 stars(63 reviews)
2023MayJunJulAugSepOct
9 days from
£1,595 pp
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  • DestinationAustria
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Grand Alpine Explorer
Small Group
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4.6 stars(9 reviews)
2023MayJunJulAugSep
14 days from
£3,995 pp £3,845 pp
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14 days from
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£3,845
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  • DestinationAustria, Germany, Switzerland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International / London Heathrow
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  • TransportRail, Coach
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  • DestinationAustria, Italy
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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  • DestinationAustria, Germany
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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  • DestinationAustria
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Our customers love our Austrian Lakes and Mountains tours
Grand Alpine Explorer
8/Sep
Ian Rowe
5 stars
“Leaving by Eurostar remains a pleasure compared to a busy airport. First class rail travel between centres worked well. Good to excellent hotels en route. Affable small group and our friendly tour guide kept everything moving to schedule. Stunning locations.
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The Alps of the Austrian Tyrol in Winter
18 Apr 2019
Mrs C Maskell
5 stars
“Lovely hotel, excellent tour manager , met some lovely people, plenty of snow
Collected by Great Rail Journeys
Austrian Alps All-Inclusive
27/Oct
S Thompson
4 stars
“A very scenic tour managed by John, who was wonderful and melded the 23 of us to a really friendly group. More free time would have been good to go see whatever interested individuals. The 2 long distance trains and a bus on the 2 days either end of the tour were long, very trying and tiring. Accomodation and food were very good.
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Oberammergau and Austrian Alps
7/Oct
long-term customer
4 stars
“The company was good. the journeys were interesting, if sometimes quite long, when we had rail replacement bus, or the carriage where you could barely move from your seat. the tour guide Martin was always pleasant and helpful and gave us just as much information as we needed at each stage. The timings were very good, an the itinerary was followed very closely. Although i went on this trip primarly for the Passion Play, I really enjoyed the day in the Austrian Alps, with a good local guide, and excellent coach driver! and unexpected snow!! It was a huge positive that we had meals at the hotel every evening, as this can be particularly difficult for a single traveller. My main reservation was the hotel the first night which was adequate for the accommodation and breakfast, but was below expectation with the bar and the dinner. The vegetarian option being particularly poor. I would recommend Great Rail and would consider booking again. Thank you.
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