Austrian Advent - Salzburg & Lakes

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Explore Christmas markets in spectacular castle settings, enjoy dinner accompanied by the music of Mozart and experience ancient traditions, including the eerie Krampus Run, on this magical break to Austria.

Accommodation
    • Gasthof Sonne Hotel
Excursions Included

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

Destinations
  • Austria
  • Europe
  • Salzburg
Tour Types
  • Seniors
  • Festive
  • Festive and New Year
  • 50 plus
Departure Points
  • Birmingham (Intl)
  • Manchester
  • London (Heathrow)
  • Day 1 UK/Weyregg
  • Depart on your flight to Munich today. On arrival we will transfer you to your hotel in Weyregg, a village on the shore of Lake Attersee.
  • Day 2 Salzburg Christmas markets & the Krampus Run
  • Today you will get to know Salzburg on a walking tour of the Altstadt, the historic city centre renowned for its Baroque architecture and stunning churches. Afterwards, you'll have free time to explore the city further and enjoy the Christmas markets at your own pace. It's the perfect opportunity to shop for last-minute Christmas gifts or treat yourself to some tasty gingerbread. Back at the hotel, we'll enjoy some more traditional treats, a hot cup of glühwein - or mulled wine - and maroni, local chestnuts. 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 3 Advent in Castles & Mozart dinner concert
  • 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.  Later, we'll return to Salzburg 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 4 Christmas markets in the Salzkammergut
  • Today we're travelling around the Salzkammergut region, visiting the quaint towns of Bad Ischl and St Wolfgang. You'll have plenty of time to make your own discoveries, perhaps take a tour of the Kaiservilla in Bad Ischl or browse the stalls decorated with twinkling lights at St Wolgang's Christmas market. If you wish, you could also take a horse-and-carriage ride, the perfect way to see more of St Wolfgang and its surrounds.  
  • Day 5 Weyregg/UK
  • This morning after breakfast we'll transfer you to the airport for your flight home.

Return flights from London Heathrow with Lufthansa

4 Nights half board in a 3-star hotel

8 meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 dinners

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Dates Price Single Availability
27-Nov-2020 for 4 Nights Flight Included Visit Website

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