Austria is one of the most beautiful countries in Europe, full of invigorating Alpine scenery to stir the soul. Although the frontiers may have contracted since the height of Austria’s imperial glory, the cities and towns are still infused with Habsburg grandeur and Mitteleuropa charm. The river Danube snakes through a landscape of hilltop schlosses and elaborate baroque churches, building to the magnificent architectural crescendo that is Vienna. Take a tour of the Hofburg Palace and the famous Spanish Riding School, and get under the skin of the capital at one of its many inviting coffee houses.
Austria is a land of art and music, home of the waltz and birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The great composer’s hometown, Salzburg, is one of Austria’s biggest tourist draws, with its storybook old town and rich musical heritage. To the west is Tyrol, defined by some of Austria’s most captivating Alpine landscapes, while to the east is the gorgeous Wachau Valley, connecting together historic sights such as Melk’s famous abbey and the ruined castle of Dürnstein, where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned. The region of Styria, in the southeast corner of the country, offers a landscape of vineyards, gentle hills and the laid back city of Graz.
Budapest and opt to soak in the famous thermal baths, enjoy a pint or two at a Berlin beer hall, stroll down cobblestone streets in Italy.
On this trip we discover the historic European cities of Krakow, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna and Prague.
Experience Europe's most famous sites by train with the Eurail Global Pass. Breathe in the romance of Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower.
Explore the galleries and cafés of Paris, take in the natural beauty of the Swiss Alps, marvel at the beauty of Florence, get a taste of Eastern charm in Kraków.
Experience Jewish Museum, Ethnological Museum of Berlin, German Historical Museum and German Museum of Technology.
Cycle on riverside bike paths and beside the numerous lakes of the Salzkammergut.
Tranquil scenery, excellent for all levels - Two grades of skiing most weeks, from beginners to intermediates
Learn about Central Europe’s rich history and see its historical sites as you travel through the heart of Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria and the Czech Republic.
Devour delicious italian cuisine; Waltz through vienna; Party across europe; Stroll the history-filled streets of european capitals.
Postcard-pretty villages, half-timbered, frescoed towns, cafe-lined waterfronts and stunning mountain views dotted around Lake Constance
Get your wheels moving on a cycling adventure through the Central European countryside, all the way from picturesque Prague to classic Vienna
Travel through the Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary and experience the incredible highlights of Central Europe
Let Lonely Planet and Intrepid introduce you to Europe’s hottest places on an extensive 29-day adventure from Barcelona, ending in Venice