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Springtime in Austria

Discover one of Austria's most enchanting lake resorts in spring.

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Home of the ‘Sound of Music’ country, explore beyond the lake to a region that inspired Mozart with visits to the City of Salzburg and the village of St. Gilgen.


At a glance:

  • St. Wolfgang walking tour

  • Bad Ischl

  • Mondsee

  • Salzburg

  • St. Gilgen

  • Austrian evening

  • Home pick up


This holiday includes Sapphire Star travel.

Day 1

Following collection from home, drive to Folkestone for the morning Eurotunnel to Calais. Continue through France to Germany and the overnight hotel in Saarbrücken for a one night stay with dinner, bed and cold buffet breakfast.


Day 2

Continue through Germany and into Austria arriving at the Hotel Forsterhof in St. Wolfgang for the five night stay with dinner, bed and breakfast.


Day 3

After a leisurely breakfast, head into the mountains to the elegant town of Bad Ischl, summer quarters of Emperor Franz Josef. Continue to Hallstatt, possibly the most picturesque village in Austria, where the narrow cobblestone streets drop precipitously towards the banks of Lake Hallstatt.


Day 4

Enjoy a lovely tour around the Lake District, heading first for Mondsee with time to visit the church where Captain Von Trapp and Maria were married in the film the 'Sound of Music'. Later journey along the shores of Attersee and Traunsee to Gmunden with time to obtain a late lunch.


Day 5

Take an excursion to Mozart's City of Salzburg, a beautiful city immortalized in the film the 'Sound of Music'. Recommended is a ride up the little funicular railway to Hohensalzburg Fortress offering superb views across the city (cost not included).


Day 6

Enjoy a leisurely morning exploring the village with a guided walking tour and the famous White Horse Inn. Later, travel to the nearby traffic-free village of St. Gilgen, home to Mozart and inspiration for much of his work. There is the opportunity to take a ride on the Zwölferhorn Mountain Cable Car, with the most beautiful vantage point in the Salzkammergut with views into the distance (fare not included).


Day 7

After breakfast commence the return journey to the overnight hotel near Saarbrücken with dinner bed and breakfast.


Day 8

Continue home via Calais and the late afternoon Eurotunnel transfer to Folkestone and on to East Anglia where the door to door collection service will be waiting to return you home.


D=Evening Meal Included, CB=Cont Breakfast Included

Hotel Forsterhof, St. Wolfgang


The Hotel Forsterhof in St. Wolfgang is based on the idyllic shores of Lake Wolfgang and offers all the amenities of a spa hotel with the unique atmosphere of a traditional farmhouse.


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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ardleigh Crown Ardleigh Crown Public House
Bramford, Angel PH Bramford, Angel Public House
Brentwood George & Dragon George & Dragon PH, Roman Road, Mountnessing
(B1002) CM15 0TZ
Bury St Edmunds Bus Stn Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station, Stand 9
Capel St Mary (South) Capel St Mary National Express Stop Southbound
Setdown Point: Capel St Mary White Horse Pub
Chelmsford Services Chelmsford Springfield Services
Lorry Park (Off A12)
Claydon Crown Claydon Crown Public House Lay By
Colchester North Rail Stn Colchester North Rail Station
Combs Bus Shelter Combs Bus Shelter, Ipswich Road (Opp. Esso Garage)
Copdock - Tescos Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop
Debenham Angel Debenham Angel Public House
Diss Bus Station Diss Bus Station
Eye Town Hall Eye Town Hall
Felixstowe Coach Park Felixstowe Coach Park, Garrison Lane, Felixstowe,
IP11 7SJ
Felixstowe Gt Eastern Sq Felixstowe Great Eastern Square
Ipswich, West End Rd Ipswich,West End Road Car Park
Kelvedon - The Tavern Kelvedon The Tavern, High Street/Station Road
Long Stratton Long Stratton Police Station
Mendlesham Kings Head Mendlesham, Kings Head Public House,
Mendlesham, Denters Hill Mendlesham, Denters Hill
Needham Market - Swan Needham Market, Swan Public House,
Norwich - Castle Meadow Norwich, Castle Meadow,(Outside Galloway Office)
Redenhall/Station Road Junction of Redenhall Road/Station Road Harleston
(Old Duke William PH) IP20 0LB
Scole - Scole Engineering Outside Scole Engineering Garage, Scole
Sproughton Sproughton, Wild Man Public House
Stowmarket Railway Stn. Stowmarket Railway Station.
Stowupland Dents Corner Stowupland, Dents Corner,
Tollgate McDonalds Stanway, Mc Donalds Bus Stop, Tollgate, CO3 8RG
Witham Old Post Office Witham Old Post Bus Stop - Sorting Office
(NOT McColls Store)
Woolpit Church Woolpit Church

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