The Hills are Alive with the Sound of…your Groups!

This popular packaged tour includes a return journey on the famous Schafberg Mountain Railway, a guided tour of stunning St Wolfgang, the elegant city of Salzburg and the summer residence of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy, Kaiservilla. Your customers won’t want to leave the spectacular scenery of this Alpine lake region with its picturesque valleys, rolling hills, steep mountains and mountain songs!

Angela says...
“This is a lovely hotel in a good location. The staff are so friendly and make you feel very welcome!”
Day 1 Arrival
Today, we cross the border into Austria and travel to our lovely hotel in the Austrian Lake District.

Day 2 St Wolfgang Driver’s Day Off
Today, we will explore St Wolfgang. A key member of the hotel team takes us on a short guided walk before escorting us to the station for our return journey on the steepest cog train in Austria, the Schafberg Mountain Railway operating since 1893. In 40 minutes, the steam cog railway travels just over 3½ miles but climbs 1,783 metres! On a clear day, we will be treated to a 360 degree panoramic view of sparkling lakes from Lake Wolfgangsee to Lake Chiemsee in Germany, with soaring mountains majestically framing the jaw-dropping vision before us!

Day 3 Salzburg 96km/60 mile round trip
Our journey today takes us to the home of the ‘Sound of Music’ and regional capital, Salzburg. The old town is a maze of charming pedestrian alleyways with many famous and historic landmarks. To enable us to get our bearings we enjoy a 2 hour guided walking tour after which we can explore the city at our leisure.

Day 4 Bad Ischl & Hallstatt 79km/49 mile round trip
Today we will visit the delightful spa town of Bad Ischl where the Emperors of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy spent their summers. We will begin by exploring the Kaiservilla with a guided tour. We will then have additional time to explore before visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hallstatt. We will take the cable car up to the summit to experience the amazing views of the surrounding area.

Day 5 Lake District Scenic Drive 136km/85 mile round trip
Today will include a scenic drive of the Salzkammergut, known as the Austrian Lake District. We journey first via Ebensee and along the impressive fjord-like Lake Traunsee to Gmunden. We then continue on towards the Mondsee, one of the most unspoilt lakes in the region where we will stop to see one of the most well-known filming locations for the ‘Sound of Music’. We then make our way to the traffic-free village of St. Gilgen, connected to Mozart’s family, and the village which provided inspiration for much of his work, before making our way back to St Wolfgang.

Day 6 Departure
We depart our hotel after breakfast and begin our journey home.
Legend

Hotel Försterhof

St Wolfgang, Austrian Lake District
AAA+ Central Location Full Buffet Breakfast No Single Supplement for Single Rooms
This stunning, traditional 4 star hotel is elegantly decorated throughout and located close to the shores of Lake Wolfgang, only a short walk from the heart of the village. The hotel also boasts its own private beach on the shores of the lake, which is only a 2 minute walk from the hotel. Each of the 49 spacious bedrooms is comfortably furnished in a traditional Austrian style with TV, hairdryer and, in some cases, a balcony or terrace. The hotel offers large public areas including two dining areas and a pleasant bar, along with a sauna and relaxation area in which to unwind. Coach parking is off-site and free of charge, just 50 metres from the hotel.

Hotel Försterhof

St Wolfgang, Austrian Lake District
5 Nights Half Board
April - October 2018
Twin from £369pp to £539pp
No Single Supplement (max 2, incl. driver)

Inclusions
• Return short sea crossing
• Porterage
• Welcome drink of Sekt on arrival
• Set menu on arrival night
• 4 course menu, choice of 2 main on 4 nights
• Tea/coffee after dinner
• Additional cheese buffet on at least 1 night
• Walking tour of St Wolfgang
• Return journey on Schafberg Mountain Railway
• 2 hour guided walking tour of Salzburg
• Guided tour of the Kaiservilla (approx. 45 mins)
• Return journey on Halstatt Cable Car
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Prices starting from...

£369 for 6 days

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Features of this tour


  • Walking tour of St Wolfgang

  • Return journey on Schafberg Mountain Railway

  • 2 hour guided walking tour of Salzburg

  • Guided tour of the Kaiservilla (approx. 45 mins)

  • Return journey on Halstatt Cable Car