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Discover Austria's pristine alpine scenery, invigorating air, fragrant pine forests and mirror-like lakes. Journey to the heart of Europe, where natural and man-made wonders combine to create some of the world’s most sublime scenery. As you ascend into the mountains, the views become increasingly impressive almost with every bend; scented meadows surround picture-postcard villages, with traditional wooden houses adorned with floral colour. Discover Salzburg, Mozart’s birthplace.
- Take a guided walk to explore the picturesque villages around beautiful Wolfgang Lake
- Marvel at spectacular alpine scenery, including the Grossglockner and the Pasterze glacier, on a guided walk
- Witness the power of the Krimml Waterfalls, Central Europe’s highest, on a guided walk
- Discover the fairy-tale architectural charm of Salzburg on a guided tour
- Enjoy a guided tour of the 17th-century Hellbrunn Palace, renowned for its beautiful gardens and trick fountains
- 7 nights in 4-star accommodation
- Return flights & transfers
- Half board
- Programme of daily tours & walks
- Expert tour manager/walking guide
- Inclusive of all local taxes
- Checked Luggage
Day 1: Arrive in Salzburg
Arrive at the airport for your flight to Munich. Transfer by coach to the historic centre of Salzburg, staying three nights, with breakfast and dinner, at the four-star Hotel Stadtkrug.
Day 2: Discover Salzburg
Characterised by its resplendent horse-drawn carriages, Salzburg is a sophisticated jewel surrounded by a magnificent alpine backdrop. After breakfast, the guide leads you through its maze of cobbled streets, pointing out the hidden gems.
Day 3: Walk St. Wolfgang
After breakfast take a scenic drive towards St Wolfgang, with mountains and forest stretching in all directions. With its maze of 15th-century buildings, St Wolfgang can lay claim to being among the prettiest villages in Europe.
Duration: 2.5 hours (3.7 miles)
Altitude gain: 492 feet
Terrain: wooden promenade and graded tracks
Duration: 3.5 hours (5 miles)
Altitude gain: 879 feet
Terrain: graded tracks and pavement
Day 4: Discover Hellbrunn Palace
Leaving Salzburg, take a short drive to enjoy the 17th-century majesty of Hellbrunn Palace. A favoured destination for emperors, it features rooms decorated in a variety of themes, such as a Chinese Room with hand-painted wallpaper; others were specially designed to create the ideal acoustics for performing musicians.
Day 5: Walk Krimml Waterfalls
After breakfast, follow a winding road through woodland and pastures into an ever-narrowing valley, revealing the Krimml Waterfalls. This amazing three-tiered series of waterfalls tumbles almost 1,300 feet, fed by glacial meltwater. A national park ranger will guide you on today’s walk.
Duration: 2 hours (2.7 miles)
Altitude gain: 820 feet
Terrain: well-maintained footpaths
Duration: 3 hours (4 miles)
Altitude gain: 1,378 feet
Terrain: well-maintained footpaths
Day 6: Free Day
Today is free for you to spend as you please.
Day 7: Walk the Grossglockner High Alpine Road
Pass along one of Europe’s oldest alpine routes as another chapter in our journey unfolds: the Grossglockner, the highest mountain in Austria. The road offers vistas of glaciers, rugged valleys and mountains – each a natural masterpiece. You have a choice of an easy walk or a more challenging one today. Whichever you choose, you’ll be surrounded by some of Austria’s highest peaks, which are snow-capped all year round.
Duration: 2.5 hours (3.4 miles)
Altitude gain: 853 feet
Terrain: well-maintained trail
Duration: 3 hours (3.7 miles)
Altitude gain: 1,509 feet
Terrain: well-maintained, uneven and sometimes steep alpine trails
Day 8: Return home
The price of this holiday is per person based on two people sharing a room. Single rooms are available at the relevant supplement. The price includes: five nights’ accommodation with breakfast; all tours as mentioned; airport departure taxes; return flights to Munich and hotel transfers; all coach travel as mentioned; the services of a Riviera Travel tour manager and an expert local walking guide.
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