Austria Holidays 2020/2021

Prepare to be lured in by sparkling lakes, soaring Alpine scenery and beautiful backdrops. Perched high in the mountain tops, Austria holidays are an authentic cultural experience with picturesque villages and cobbled streets you can't resist.

Austria Holiday Deals 2020/2021

Low Availability

Furstenhof Pension

Alpbach, Austria

(35)

7 Nights

6th Jun 2020

Bed and Breakfast

London Gatwick - Direct

Based On Twin Room

Low Availability

Sonnenhof Pension

Soll, Austria

(119)

7 Nights

3rd Jun 2020

Bed and Breakfast

Manchester - Direct

Based On Twin Room

Low Availability

Obermair Hotel

Mayrhofen, Austria


7 Nights

6th Jun 2020

Bed and Breakfast

Birmingham - Direct

Based On Annexe Twin Room

More than meets the eye

Get ready to be welcomed by medieval palaces, rich history and enchanting old folk’s tales when you visit some of Austria’s impressive villages.

Take your pick from green meadows, mountain trails or cooling your toes in one of the region’s five lakes, there’s plenty of adventures to be had. Start off in the village if Alpach, where classic shuttered chalets and balconies are filled with flowers, it’s the perfect spot to relax and famous for its ingenious architecture. Head to Lech for an early afternoon trek through the pine forests before a spot of retail therapy in the selection of stylish boutique shops. If the bustling town of Kitzbuhel or scenic Kaprun is more your style, you’ll find plenty of character nestled by the lake sides and historical centres.

Local events will inspire you throughout the summer, the Kitzbuhel wine festival and Austria’s World Music festival to name a few. Austrians love a party with street markets and celebrations, you’ll catch the locals taking over the town square with dancing and festivities.

Head on an exciting excursion to the film spot of The Sound of Music in Salzburg City, spend time walking through the gardens of Mirabell and Hellbrunn Palace. Or check out the healing waterfalls of Krimml, all set in the heart of Hohe Tauern National Park. A chance to discover some of Austria’s best kept secret lakes and hidden fortress lie in Walchsee and Kufstein. Not to mention Austria is the home to one of the best skiing resorts, you’ll find little mountain-side villages such as Feldkirch and Innsbruck.


Currency: Euro (€)

Language: German

Time Difference: GMT +1

Regions

Lech

The traditional Austrian village of Lech oozes luxury and high class restaurants, but also appeals to families through its abundance of activities. Hiking, biking, swimming and exploring are the order of the day, with cable cars that take you into the mountains for fun, adventures and scenic trails.

Mayrhofen

As one of the most popular resorts in the Alps, holidays to Mayrhofen offer a huge variety of both summer and winter sports. The town itself sits between the Penken and Ahorn mountains, high above the snow line with gorgeous views and hiking trails.

Niederau

Nestled in the shadow of the Markbachjoch Mountain, Niederau is a popular resort for families and nature lovers. Austria holidays in this picturesque village can be spent walking, swimming and visiting beautiful natural sites. A tourist train visits the popular spots, then pop your hiking boots on for the rest.

Obergurgl

Perched in the picturesque Ötztal Alps, Obergurgl is one of Austria's leading holiday destinations for families. Known as the 'Diamond of the Alps', this stylish resort offers visitors the complete outdoor adventure experience with craggy mountains, high altitude dining and a heavy dose of water activities.

Pertisau

Nestled on the shores of Lake Achensee, Pertisau is a gateway to Tyrol's biggest nature reserve – the Karwendel Alpine Park. With lush forests, alpine valleys and rugged mountain peaks just a stone's throw away, there's plenty to see and do in this beautiful part of Austria.

Portschach

Set on the northern shores of Lake Worthersee, the stylish resort of Portschach is the perfect place for a romantic Austrian holiday. Characterised by its stunning emerald lake and warm Mediterranean climate, it's easy to understand why summer retreats in this idyllic part of Austria are so sought-after.

Saalbach

Nestled in the picturesque Glemm Valley, this laidback Austrian village has something for families, couples and adrenaline junkies alike. It promises breathtaking mountain scenery, high-altitude dining and a staggering range of outdoor activities.

Scheffau

If you're looking for an idyllic alpine getaway, Scheffau is the perfect destination. Set in a sunny valley at the foot of the majestic Wilder Kaiser Mountain, this charming hillside village is a popular base for walkers and cyclists looking to explore the Austrian countryside.

Schladming

Nestled in the Enns Valley at the foot of the Planai Mountain, Schladming provides the perfect blend of a traditional alpine-village with modern facilities. This family friendly resort is connected to four mountains, offering an expansive natural playground for outdoor recreation, including walking, cycling and swimming in natural lakes.

Seefeld

From farming towns to one of the Tyrolean region's most beloved resorts, Seefeld is everything that's right about a holiday to Austria. Immerse yourself in its spellbinding valleys and enticing streets as you relax and rejuvenate in style.

Soll

Soll is the ultimate mountain resort, with hikes up the Hohe Salve and summer huts scattered across its rolling green hills. Add to it a network of cable cars connecting Soll to five other equally gorgeous regions, and you can consider the door to Austria's natural wonders wide open.

St. Anton

St. Anton exudes those charming village vibes, sprawling out underneath the Tyrolean Alps and rolling greenery. Out here, hiking, biking, walking and getting out on the river will fill your adventurous days. While nights are spent enjoying local restaurants, feasting on traditional Austrian delicacies and sipping cocktails from a long list of bars.

St Gilgen

Located on the shores of the picture-perfect Lake Wolfgangsee with a mountainous backdrop, St Gilgen is home to some of Austria's finest unspoilt scenery. Steeped in culture, not only is the resort known as the 'Mozart Village' for its musical heritage, but the surrounding countryside also famously featured in scenes from the well-loved classic, The Sound of Music.

St Johann

If you're looking for an Alpine retreat, St Johann is the perfect destination. Nestled in a green valley between the Kitzbühel Alps in the heart of western Austria, this attractive market town offers a bustling atmosphere with heaps of charm and stunning scenery.

St Wolfgang

Set on the shores of a picturesque lake against a backdrop of rugged mountains, St Wolfgang is one of Austria's most admired resorts. This picture-perfect market town attracts couples and families looking for a relaxing holiday in the Alps, with quaint cobbled streets, colourful architecture and a charming promenade to enjoy.

Zell Am See

Zell am See is everything you'd want from an Austrian holiday resort – a sprawling lake for swimming, a mountain landscape for hiking, local restaurants for tasty cuisine and wellness centres for resting. Whether you're seeking adventure, relaxation or a stomach full of strudel on your holidays to Austria, Zell am See has you covered.

Alpbach

Located in a sunny valley between the Kitzbuhel Alps and Rofan Range, Alpbach is the perfect destination for a relaxing holiday in the mountains. With its traditional, alpine architecture and breathtaking scenery, it's no wonder that this picture-perfect resort was once voted 'Austria's most beautiful village'.

Ellmau

Set in a sunny valley in the mountainous Sölllandl region, Ellmau is the perfect base for exploring the region's hiking trails, across the valleys and into the Wilder Kaiser mountains. This charming resort is ideal for a family getaway with hilltop adventure parks, water slides, leisure centres and fun night-time activities.

Fuschl Am See

If you're looking for a relaxing lakeside retreat, a holiday to Fuschl in Austria is the perfect choice. Surrounded by pine-clad mountains with a picturesque lake right on its doorstep, this idyllic resort offers a wide range of outdoor pursuits, including walking, cycling and leisurely boat rides.

Kaprun

Summer holidays in Kaprun are all about exploring the great outdoors, tobogganing down a mountain track, hiking up the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier or through the Sigmund-Thun Gorge. From there, it's drinks at the lodge and afternoons in a Finnish sauna. You've earned it after all

Kitzbuhel

There may be steep pistes here, but this is one Austrian town that's similarly steeped in history. Kitzbuhel's charming architecture, friendly faces and engaging scenery promise an unforgettable Austrian holiday.

Location

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Bon appetit!

All that sightseeing can work up your appetite, the most popular dish in Austria is the weiner schnitzel, traditionally made from veal it’s a standard dish from all over the country.

If you’re heading to the snow-capped mountain and lake sides, Brettljause – a tasty platter of cheeses, cold cuts, picked vegetables and bread baskets – is another must. You might be surprised to find Kebab shops on every other street corner, despite originating thousands of miles away, it seems Austrians can’t get enough of the takeaway favourite either.

Now onto the good stuff, dessert! Palatschiken is a tasty sweet made up of pancakes or crepes stuffed with apricot jam and rolled with scoops of vanilla ice cream on top. Famous all over the world is the legendary apple strudel, indulge in thin pastry sheets, apple and hot vanilla sauce, tasty.

Your tastebuds aren’t finished yet because not only is Austrian wine and beer a favourite among holidaymakers, Strum and Most in particular are drinks you should sample. Both at different stages of the wine making process that lies between the grape juice and wine, you’ll be taking them home as souvenirs. It’s worth noting Strum is only available in September and tastes extremely sweet and Most, in comparison, is a sour tasting wine.

Step back in time

Austria still lives and breathes its historic past. You’ll find this when your exploring museums, old fortresses and talking to the locals. Known as the Austrian Empire due to its Roman associations, when you explore the Fortress of Hohensalzburg and Mirabell Palace you’ll come across ancient ruins and fascinating architecture.

Of course, there are plenty of natural wonders to be explored too. Featuring an underground ice cave, Eisriesenwelt also known as the Palace of Ice and in the heart of the Salzkammergut lies one peak called Schafberg which boasts incredible views overlooking the Wolfgangsee Lake.

Home of the Winter Olympics twice and fondly referred to as the winter sports capital of Europe, this snowy wonderland is well worth a visit. After you’re done falling head over heels for the quaint towns of Austria, grab your skiing gear and hit the slopes.