Austria holidays & tours
Once one of the superpowers of Europe, Austria still reigns supreme when it comes to scenic, cultural and historic riches. This small and quietly spoken nation is the former hub of the mighty Hapsburg Empire, which ruled over much of central Europe between the 13th and 19th centuries.
Centuries on, our Austria tours put the historic highlights of this enchanting land where they belong – at centre stage. The birthplace of Mozart, Strauss and Art Nouveau opens up a jewel box of architectural attractions, from Baroque Salzburg to the glittering capital of Vienna. And wherever you go on our escorted tours in Austria, its stunning landscapes provide a postcard-perfect backdrop. Think a rolling film set of snow-dipped Alps, steep green pastures and crystal lakes – the scenic splendour that played a starring role in The Sound of Music.
Highlights of our Austria tours
Unsurprisingly, most of our Austria tours have Vienna at their heart. The seat of the Habsburg Emperors and once home to Mozart and Johann Strauss, this magnificent city overflows with handsome imperial palaces and buildings, from its grandiose Hofburg to its sumptuous Opera House. Our Austria tours also showcase Salzburg, the Baroque gem where Mozart was born and The Sound of Music was filmed. Other must-sees featured in our escorted tours of Austria include Innsbruck, the quaintly pretty capital of the Tyrol, perhaps best known for its Golden Roof – a 15th century royal balcony topped with shimmering gold tiles.
Our escorted tours in Austria also include leisurely cruises on the Danube River, transporting you through the idyllic Wachau Valley to romantic Dürnstein and majestic Melk Abbey perched high on an outcrop above the water. And some of our Austria tours take you to the chocolate-box Tyrolean town of Kitzbühel before transporting you over the breath-stopping Grossglockner Alpine road, Austria’s highest mountain pass.
Our range of Austria tours and river cruises venture into Austria’s neighbours, too. Widen your exploring sights on Danube cruises that stop in Prague, Budapest, Bratislava and Vienna. Join us for multi-centre tours that include trips on the iconic Bernina Express and Glacier Express trains through Switzerland’s astonishing Alpine scenery. Or take one of our pan-European tours, visiting cities such as Warsaw, Berlin, Venice and Florence as well as Vienna and other Austrian highlights in one memorable adventure.
Delve into the many places and delights included in the itineraries of our Austria tours here.