Austrian Advent - Traditions & The Krampus Run

Austrian Advent
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The festive season in Austria is full of traditions, not least the eerie Krampus Run. Christmas markets in spectacular castle settings and dinner accompanied by the music of Mozart also feature on this short break. 

Excursions Included

Discover Salzburg's Christmas markets
Visit the 'Advent in Castles' Christmas markets at Lake Traunsee
Experience the Krampus Run
Christmas markets in the Salzkammergut
Mozart dinner concert in Salzburg

    • Attergauhof Hotel
  • Austria
  • Europe
  • Salzburg
Tour Types
  • Festive and New Year
  • Scenic
  • Singles
  • Festive
  • Day 1 UK to St Georgen Im Attergau
  • Today you will fly to Munich, where on arrival we'll be waiting to transfer you to your hotel in the small village of St Georgen im Attergau. Once you've settled in, you're free to relax, explore the area, and meet your fellow travellers.
  • Day 2 Salzburg Christmas Markets
  • It's time for your first experience of Austria's legendary Christmas markets in scenic Salzburg, which you may recognise if you're a fan of 'The Sound of Music'. You'll be taken on a guided tour of the Altstadt, the historic city centre characterised by several stunning churches, before you're free to enjoy the Christmas markets at your own pace. It's the perfect opportunity to grab a souvenir or Christmas gift!
    Once you're back at the hotel, it's time for some traditional festive treats. Sip on a hot cup of glühwein – or mulled wine – and snack on the chestnuts known locally as maroni.
  • Day 3 Advent in Castles & the Krampus Run
  • Don't forget your camera today, as the Christmas markets you'll visit are situated in two spectacular castles by Lake Traunsee. This event, known as the Advent in Castles, was voted the best Christmas market in Upper Austria in 2018. You can choose to travel here by boat or miniature train, and after shopping in this picturesque destination, we head to the Frucht und Sinne Chocolate Manufacturers in Frankenmarkt. You'll get a behind-the-scenes tour here revealing the process of making fruit chocolates, before tasting the goods with a glass of wine.
    This evening brings with it the Krampus Run, a traditional event where people in horned masks and elaborate costumes parade through the streets ringing ominous bells. According to legend, the Krampus, a half-goat, half-demon figure, is the scary opposite of Saint Nicholas. While Saint Nicholas rewards children who have been good, Krampus punishes naughty children, and this spooky parade dates back 500 years.
  • Day 4 Christmas markets & Mozart dinner concert
  • Today we're hopping around the Salzkammergut region, visiting quaint towns such as Bad Ischl and St Wolfgang. Choose between snacking on lebkuchen in the markets, touring elegant villas or going for a horse-and-carriage ride through the towns.
    We'll head to Salzburg in the evening for an unforgettable night in the St Peter Stiftskeller. Travel back to the 18th century for a traditional candle-lit dinner while costumed musicians serenade you with the music of Salzburg's most famous figure, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
  • Day 5 St Georgen Im Attergau
  • This morning after breakfast we'll transfer you to the airport for your flight home.

  • Just You Tour Manager as your host
  • 4 nights half board in a 3-star hotel
  • 8 meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 dinners
  • Welcome drink
  • Overseas transfers & other transportation
  • Porterage

You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.

Touring with Just You

Just You are an award winning singles touring holiday specialist. They provide amazing touring experiences for singles, groups of friends travelling on their own who want single rooms and also those who have to travel independently from their partners, but don’t want to travel alone.

Travelling solo is liberating and with the right ingredients it’s the perfect way to see the world. Just You mix everything together to create the ideal travel experience for independent globe trotters. They think it’s a bit like making a cake. A sprinkle of culture, a good pinch of fun, a dash of freedom and a drop of adventure, with your Tour Manager and fellow travellers providing the icing on top.

They’ve been developing itineraries for single travellers for almost a decade. Every trip is hosted by an experienced Tour Manager, while Local Guides add extra insight. They stick to this formula because they know it works. Their customers score them nearly 100% for their knowledge and tell them they’re second to none – an A* in anyone’s book!

With single rooms at no supplement; a meet and greet at the airport; flights or rail included; overseas transfers and other transportation; many meals, exciting excursions, and the option to join in as much or as little as you like, you can’t ask for more.


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Suitable for: solo travellers
Accommodation:3-star hotel
Meals:8 meals
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