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Relax amidst the splendid surroundings of a castle on this superb festive break to the enchanting Austrian Lake District. With visits to ‘The Sound of Music’ city of Salzburg and the charming lakeside villages of St Wolfgang, this will surely be a Christmas to remember.
- Scheduled flights from Heathrow with Lufthansa or similar scheduled airline
- Overseas transfers and other transportation
- 4 nights’ accommodation on a half-board basis
- Christmas Day lunch
- The services of a Travelsphere Tour Manager
- Mulled wine and cookies on arrival evening
- Live music on Christmas Day
- Christmas Carol concert in Salzburg
- Hotel porterage (one bag per person)
Visit the ‘The Sound of Music’ city of Salzburg and a Christmas Market
Enjoy a traditional Christmas Day lunch with all the trimmings
Take a romantic Christmas Day horse-drawn sleigh ride
Explore St Wolfgang and browse the festive markets in lakeshore villages
Experience the unique atmosphere at a Christmas concert in Salzburg
Stay in a former Benedictine monastery
Day 1: UK - Mondsee
Depart on your flight to Munich today. On arrival we will transfer you to your hotel in Mondsee, a lovely town on the northern shore of Lake Mondsee. The festivities begin as we enjoy a welcome glass of mulled wine with cookies, and dinner will be served at the hotel this evening.
Day 2: Christmas Eve - Salzburg and a Christmas Market.
Today we'll visit 'The Sound of Music' city Salzburg, one of Europe's best preserved historic cities. On a guided walking tour you'll learn that the centre has hardly changed since the times of famous Austrian composer Mozart.
Day 3: Christmas Day Mondsee
It's Christmas Day, so relax and enjoy a leisurely morning before sitting down to a traditional Christmas lunch with all the trimmings. You've a real festive treat to look forward to this afternoon, a romantic horse-drawn sleigh ride through the snowy winter wonderland.Tonight at the hotel, the celebrations continue with an evening of live music.
Day 4: Boxing Day Lakeside Villages
After breakfast this morning we're going to visit three lakeside villages. St Wolfgang is our first stop, home to the legendary White Horse Inn. Sat on the north shore of the Wolfgangsee and at the foot of the Schafberg mountain, this picturesque place is home to narrow cobbled streets lined with tall ancient buildings. A festive market will still be in full swing, and you'll have time to browse the rustic stalls decorated with twinkling lights.
Day 5: Mondsee
Your tour comes to an end today as we transfer you to the airport for your flight back to the UK.
Days 1-4: Schlosshotel Mondsee
You will stay at the Schlosshotel Mondsee, located in the centre of Mondsee and just a few minutes’ walk from the shores of Lake Mondsee. Completely renovated in 2015, the hotel offers a unique setting within a former Benedictine monastery dating back to 748. In the early 19th century the monastery was converted into a palace, and furniture and paintings throughout the hotel will take you on a voyage through its history.
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