Bring in the New Year amongst spectacular Austrian scenery, on this fully escorted coach tour. On New Year’s Eve, why not join us as we cross the border into the Czech Republic, and explore the many historical buildings of Cesky Krumlov. In the evening, return to your hotel for a night full of celebrations as we welcome a New Year. After a fun-filled evening, enjoy a relaxing day exploring the Salzkammergut Lakes. See the beautiful lakeside resorts of St. Gilgen, St. Wolfgang and Hallstatt. Before we head home, we spend time in the ‘Sound of Music’ city of Salzburg. See the city’s many famous sights as you explore the medieval lanes, making for the perfect end to the perfect holiday.
You will stay for four nights at the 3-star Gruner Baum Hotel in St. Georgen-im-Attergau, situated only a few minutes’ walk from the centre of the village of St. Georgen in the heart of the Austrian Lake District.
Overnight stays in Belgium will be in city-style hotels.
Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to Belgium for an overnight stay.
Travel to St. Georgen im Attergau, Austria, for a four-night stay.
New Year’s Eve Free Time or Cesky Krumlov
We journey across the River Danube into the Czech Republic and to the delightful town of Cesky Krumlov on our optional excursion. This charming town experienced its greatest prosperity during the rule of Lords of Rožmberk (1302-1602), who chose Cesky Krumlov to become the seat of their kingdom. It is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a lively cosmopolitan town with a unique atmosphere surrounded by unspoiled countryside. Dominated by a Castle stretching over the meandering Vltava River, Cesky Krumlov's narrow cobblestone streets wind along romantic nooks between patrician houses. Here you will find cosy inns, coffee shops, and ancient taverns.
Tonight, we enjoy a special gala dinner with live music, and at midnight, raise a glass of sparkling wine, as we welcome the new year!
New Year’s Day Austrian Lakes Tour
Our included excursion takes us into the old salt mining region of the Salzkammergut Lakes, which has developed into one of the most popular destinations in Austria on account of its outstanding natural beauty. We visit St Gilgen, birthplace of Mozart’s mother and home to one of the most attractive town squares in Austria. We continue to the town of St. Wolfgang which gives its name to one of the largest and most famous lakes of the Austrian Lake District and which lies in the heart of the region. This afternoon we pause in Hallstatt, one of the most photographed spots in Austria.
Jan 2 Salzburg & Mondsee
Today we include a visit to Salzburg, one of the most beautiful cities in Austria. Salzburg has something to offer every visitor, from lovely squares and medieval lanes to Gothic churches and quaint cafés. The city dates back to Celtic times and prospered in the Middle Ages on account to the salt industry from where the city derives its name. Many beautiful baroque buildings are a testament to the city’s illustrious past when it was controlled by the powerful and wealthy bishops. The city is also famed in the world of music, as the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and more recently as the setting for “The Sound of Music” and is also home to the Getriedegasse, one of the most beautiful shopping streets in Austria. Why not join our optional guided walking tour to introduce you to the city before spending the afternoon at leisure. Accompanied by our local English-speaking guide, the walking tour lasts approximately 90 minutes and takes in the many sights and attractions of this famous alpine city.
Later this afternoon we visit the crystal clear Lake Mondsee, one of the largest lakes in the region and also one of the warmest. We spend time in the delightful and principle resort of Mondsee, located on the banks of the lake. Mondsee is home to the Basilica of St. Michael, the famous wedding church where Maria married Georg von Trapp in the film ‘The Sound of Music’. This gothic former monastery is just as striking today as ever with its two towers stretching 52 meters high. The basilica reached international fame when the wedding scene, with Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, was filmed inside. This is the reason why more than 200,000 people visit the church every year and make it one of the most photographed churches in the world.
Travel to your overnight hotel in Belgium.
You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.
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