Day 1 Early morning departure for the journey to Dover and the crossing to Calais. You will continue the journey through France to Forbach for your overnight stop.
Day 2 Continuing your journey into Austria and to St Georgen im Attergau for a five night stay.
Day 3 A free day in St Georgen im Attergau to enjoy your included train and boat trip. You make your way to the local train station and board the little train down to Lake Attersee, where you will enjoy an hour cruising. Rejoin the train and return to St Georgen to have some free time to explore the village or just relax around the hotel’s outdoor pool.
Day 4 Today you will visit Salzburg, known as the ‘Sound of Music’ city, one of Europe’s most beautiful and historic cities set in a spectacular mountain setting. Squeezed between the River Salzach and the mighty Hohensalzburg Fortress, there is so much to see such as Hellbrunn Palace with its water gardens, art collections and many churches, a number of which were featured in the film ‘the Sound of Music’. Salzburg is probably most famous as the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in 1756. You can visit his birthplace situated in the famous pedestrian street called ‘The Getreidegasse’.
Day 5 Todays tour will take you to Bad Ischl, a spa town and home to Emperors and Composers for free time to explore before continuing to Hallstatt, considered one of the most beautiful villages in Austria. Hallstatt is a salt town, full of olde-worlde charm and built on the side of Lake Hallstattersee.
Day 6 A full day to some of the nearby lakes and villages which this area is famous for. A short drive takes you to Mondsee, a beautiful village where the church was used for the wedding of Maria and Von Trapp and sits on the shores of the lake. Then take a spectacular drive through the mountains and lakes to St Wolfgang. Another beautiful village and home to the famous White Horse Inn. From here travel by way of the Traunsee to Traunkirchen before returning to the hotel.
Day 7 Depart Austria today for your journey back into France and to Metz for an overnight stop.
Day 8 Breakfast, then commence the homeward journey.
A charming family run hotel set in the town of St Georgen im Attergua and a short distance from Lake Attersee. All bedrooms are en-suite with TV and telephone. Lift, bar, TV room, reading lounge, garden, terrace and outdoor pool.
Overnight Hotel/s: All bedrooms are en-suite.
Single room supplement £88
Holiday insurance £26
(70 years and over £44.50)