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Austria Alpine Splendor Tour

7 nights / 8 days

21 September 2022

Fully Guided

The Austrians are justly proud of their beautiful country. It has a wealth of history, art, architecture and music, and the splendid Baroque palaces and buildings are a constant reminder of the Hapsburg Empire. We are delighted to be staying at the luxurious 4-star Hotel Falkenstein in the Alpine village of Kaprun. The Nindl family always look forward to receiving Irish groups. Their hotel provides a perfect blend of Austrian tradition and modern comforts. It has a spacious spa and is renowned for its excellent cuisine.

Day 1
You depart on your direct flight from Dublin to Munich. On arrival you will be met by Frank Mackin our tour leader and our local tour guide and transferred by coach to your hotel. Accommodation is on a half board basis.

Day 2
A free day to explore the surrounding area of Kaprun and nearby the lake resort of Zell am See. Kaprun is a lovely village overlooked by the Kitzteinhorn Glacier. The main street, W.Fazakas Strasse, is a pedestrianised area where you will find shops, banks, restaurants, bars, and the tourist office. Over the years our clients have loved their stay in this beautiful village with its dramatic setting.

Day 3
After breakfast you will depart on a full day excursion to Salzburg, situated on the south bank of the Salzach river, Salzburg is a Baroque fiesta of churches, plazas, courtyards, and fountains. The city is best known for Austria’s famous composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. His birthplace and house are museums of his life and works. Museums, houses, squares, chocolate bars and liqueurs are all part of one giant homage to Mozart. The Getreidegasse is a lively shopping street adorned with wrought iron signs which provide a picturesque touch. We return to our hotel in the late afternoon giving you plenty of time to soak up the atmosphere of this beautiful city.

Day 4
A free day to spend at your leisure.

Day 5
After breakfast you will depart on a full day excursion to the Krimml Waterfalls, the highest waterfalls in Europe. A hiking trail built by the Austrian Alpine Association makes it possible to get very close to this breathtaking nature spectacle, affording sensational views. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and the impressive power of the water amidst the gorgeous scenery of the Hohe Tauern National Park. This is nature at its best.

Day 6
A free day to spend at your leisure.

Day 7
Today after breakfast you will travel on a full day excursion to the enchanting lake and mountain area. The unique charms of the area have been appreciated for many years, as during the period of the Habsburg Empire, the emperors and noble families of Austria chose this location for their summer holidays. We visit the picturesque village of Hallstatt, such an unbelievably spectacular place that even the Chinese have created a copy of the ancient salt mine village. Our lunch time stop is in the picturesque town of Mondsee, located on the shore of Lake Mondsee. Here we have the opportunity to visit the church which was used for the wedding in the Sound of Music.

Day 8
Today after breakfast we travel to Munich for our return flight to Dublin.

The average temperature in Austria in September is 20 Celsius. Please note that this is our planned itinerary but sometimes due to circumstances outside our control we may have to alter it slightly.


Price Includes:
Return direct scheduled flight from Dublin to Munich
All Airport transfers and taxes
7 nights Half Board in a 4-star hotel
Day tour to the medieval city of Salzburg
Day tour to Krimml Waterfalls (Highest in Europe)
Day tour to Sound of Music Country
Services of Frank Mackin our tour leader
Services of our local tour guide
Also included is a Summer Card. This card has proved very popular with our clients. It offers free or discounted entries to many local attractions in the area. Such as free cable car up the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier and also a boat trip on Lake Zell. You can also use this card for the local bus service at a greatly discounted rate.


Extras:

Travel Insurance
Checked Baggage
Single room supplement

 

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