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Austria
  • 7 days/6 nights
  • Next Departure: Jun 28, 2015
  • From $3,598 / person
  • ($680 single supplement) Children: $2,878 to $3,238

Luxury Family Austria Vacations

Make a family discovery of Austria! Bike through hills and meadows that were the backdrop to The Sound of Music. Opt for a family toboggan ride on a toboggan course, paraglide over lush hills and valleys, or ride a cable car up to the Schmittenhöhe. Start the day with a strudel and take in scenic villages, glorious churches, and the regal Alps on the back of a bike. Come visit the home country of Mozart, Schubert, Hayden, and Schwarzenegger.

  • Family Vacations
  • Biking
  • Cultural
  • Wine / Gourmet

Activity Level: Moderately Easy

About
This Tour

With soaring, snow-capped peaks, thundering waterfalls, fortress-topped hills and elaborate cave systems, Austria brings out the adventurer in everyone.

  • Pedal your way through Mittersill and Zell Am See to a backdrop of 14,000-year-old glacier-carved gorges, azure lakes and towering Alps
  • Take a spin on a toboggan in the hills of Hochkönig
  • Hike above the Salzach Valley and – for a true adrenaline rush – opt for a tandem paraglide
  • Ride a cable car to the Schmittenhöhe, for stunning lake and mountain views
  • Swoosh down the giant slide at the entrance to the Hallein salt mines
  • Hear the thunder of rushing water at the legendary Liechtensteinklamm gorge
  • Bike along the Salzach River, explore the hilltop Hohensalzburg Fortress, and opt for an evening ride through Salzburg on a horse-drawn carriage
Bikers at a gelato shop
Photo: Bikers at a gelato shop

What a great trip! It was one of the most beautiful vacations we've ever been on. Just gorgeous. The colors, the scenery, the friendly little towns and the wonderful way the guides managed the trip. It was all perfect. My family loved it!

Jack Block Dunn Loring, VA

Itinerary
& Map

Tour Itinerary

7 days/6 nights

Munich Germany (MUC)

Day 1: Zell am See
Zell am See
Meals Included:  L, D
Overnight: Grand Hotel

On Day 1, we meet in the morning in Munich and are transferred to Zell am See.

After lunch, take a spin along the lake, opt for a walk, or enjoy a scenic boat ride on the "Zeller See."

Tonight, join the group for a grand welcome dinner.

About the Grand Hotel
Built in the 1890's, Grand Hotel Zell am See is nestled into the mountain landscape at the edge of Lake Zell and provides comfortable, modern rooms, a restaurant featuring hearty Austrian cuisine and a spa.

Take full advantage of Grand Hotel's location on its private beach, relax in the beautiful indoor pool which features a panoramic view of the lake or indulge in all the spa has to offer: Saunaworld with steam bath and softsauna, modern fitness-studio, solarium, squash-box and massages.

Day 2: Zell am See
Zell am See
Meals Included:  B, D
Overnight: Grand Hotel

After a brief transfer to Neukirchen, cycle through wondrous villages admiring folk art museums and sawmills.

Bike past the magnificent area lakes and 14,000-year-old glacier-carved gorges from Mittersill back to Zell am See.

Rest for a while and freshen up before indulging in a tasty meal at the hotel’s dining room.

Day 3: Zell am See
Zell am See
Meals Included:  B, L, D
Overnight: Grand Hotel

On Day 3, bicycle through quaint villages to the market town of Saalfelden.

  • Avid cyclists will want to include the side trip up a secluded valley to and beyond Leogang.
  • Break for lunch together before cycling back to Zell am See
  • Channel your inner child and join your children on an exhilarating toboggan course
  • Paragliding beckons the truly adventurous!
  • Or for another change of pace, ride a cable to the Schmittenhöhe, with stunning views of the lakes and mountains as you hike over the hilltops

After a delicious meal, retire to your room and rest up for more adventures tomorrow.

Day 4: Werfen
Werfen
Meals Included:  B, L
Overnight: Hotel Obauer

Our bike path along the Salzach River links scenic villages, magnificent churches and charming mills.

Take in Grossarler Ache, a rushing mountain stream that winds through the picturesque Liechtensteinklamm. Then on to Bischofshofen, famous for its Four Hills Ski-Jumping event.

Today's destination is Werfen, brimming with historical churches.

A night on your own will give you plenty of time to explore the many wonders of this city and test out one of the many great restaurants.

About Hotel Obauer
Located in an authentic, postcard-perfect Austrian village, Hotel Obauer is set in a 13th century building which has been renovated to offer contemporary accommodations.

Its surrounding meadow and fortress have been featured in films including “The Sound of Music” and “Where Eagles Dare.” Enjoy superb food at the hotel’s world-class restaurant, visit the nearby ice caves or just relax and take in the breathtaking views. Your stay at the Hotel Obauer is sure to be an unforgettable experience.

Day 5: Salzburg
Salzburg
Meals Included:  B
Overnight: Hotel Auersperg

On Day 5, opt to tour Eisriesenwelt, the world's largest cave system and a miracle of nature.

  • Ride along the Salzach River, past flower-decked houses and the Gollinger Waterfall
  • Take a tour of the famous Hallein Salt Mine
  • Cycle to Hellbrunn with a castle that houses a Venetian-style water garden
  • Meander along the tree-lined trails, eventually arriving in Salzburg

Another night on your own will allow you to relax and unwind or stroll the streets of Salzburg.

About Hotel Auersperg
A green oasis in the heart of the town, Hotel Auersperg with the adjacent Villa Auersperg has been under the same ownership for 3 generations.

This elegant hotel has a tasteful design, quiet, romantic gardens and a rooftop sun terrace with a marvelous view over the city.

Day 6: Salzburg
Salzburg
Meals Included:  B, D
Overnight: Hotel Auersperg

Enjoy a guided walking tour of Salzburg in the morning.

  • Visit the Hohensalzburg Fortress perched on a rocky peak or opt for an easy afternoon bike ride along the Salzach River into Germany
  • Optional bus tours to surrounding areas carry you to the lake district, Bavarian Mountains, Eagle's Nest, or the stunning hills of "The Sound of Music"

End your amazing day with a delightful farewell dinner.

Day 7: Salzburg
Salzburg
Meals Included:  B

Bid "Auf Wiedersehen" to the Magical land of Salzburg.

You will be dropped off at the Salzburg train station or airport, or the hotel of your choice if you would like to spend more time in this fascinating city.

** Trip itineraries are subject to change without notice due to road, weather and other factors outside of our control, for the safety and enjoyment of our guests, as deemed necessary and appropriate by Austin Adventures.

Dates, Rates
& Details

Start planning your next adventure now. See the information below for the rates and selection of available dates. For additional information on dates and availability, please contact our travel specialists.

  • 7 days/6 nights
  • Next Departure: Jun 28, 2015
  • From $3,598 / person
  • ($680 single supplement) Children: $2,878 to $3,238

Departure Dates

  • Jun 28, 2015
  • Jul 26, 2015
  • Aug 9, 2015

Additional Trip Information

Departure
  • Prior to the trip, arrive at your own convenience in Munich.
  • On Day 1, we will meet you in the lobby of Hotel Excelsior in Munich at 8:30 a.m.
  • After a transfer to Zell and See, lunch, a briefing and bike fitting, the activities begin.
  • After breakfast on Day 7, we take you to the airport, train station, or the hotel of your choice in Munich (two to three hour transfer).
  • Alternatively, depending on your travel plans, you can also be dropped off at the Salzburg train station.
Activities

Cycling:

  • Day 1 bicycle mileage option: 7 / 14
  • Day 2 bicycle mileage options: 33 / 41
  • Day 3 bicycle mileage options: 22 / 28 / 49
  • Day 4 bicycle mileage options: 32 / 38 / 40
  • Day 5 bicycle mileage options: 30 / 36
  • Day 6 bicycle mileage option: 26 /39

Walking/Hiking:

  • Day 1 walk mileage options: 3 / 7
  • Day 3 hike mileage options: 5 / 7
  • Day 6 walking tour of Salzburg
Meals

The hallmark of an Austin Adventures vacation is our exceptional dining. All meals: breakfasts, lunches, snacks, dinners, refreshments and receptions are included as indicated by itinerary. (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner). Alcoholic beverages and related gratuities are not included in the trip price.

Included in Trip Price
  • Double occupancy rooms with private baths.
  • All breakfasts. Lunches and dinners as listed by day. Snacks along the route.
  • Fully trained, first-aid certified professional guides and knowledgeable local partners.
  • Bikes and other necessary equipment – all safe and well maintained.
  • Vehicle support and land transportation during the trip.
  • Austin Adventures T-shirt, water bottle, luggage tags, and luggage service.
  • Pre-departure and packing information.
  • Incidental expenses such as taxes, dining and housekeeping gratuities, local guide and expert gratuities.
Not Included in Trip Price
  • Gratuities to Austin Adventures guides.
  • Alcoholic beverages and related gratuities.
  • Pre-and post-trip accommodations and associated expenses.
  • Air and land transportation to/from host cities.
  • All types of personal insurance.
  • Personal expenses.
Photos

A few more reasons why you've gotta go…

  • 1. The home of The Sound of Music! You’ll be taking in the spectacular views of the landscape where scenes of the famous musical were filmed.
  • 2. It’s Mozart’s Hometown: The musical prodigy was born in Salzburg. The house he lived in for seventeen years was turned into a museum.
  • 3. The lakes and mountains: Enjoy the panoramic views, the ever-changing scenery and historical landmarks of the Lake District.
  • 4. The Spas: What better way to unwind than with a relaxing massage or a dip in a thermal tub?
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