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.
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.