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Green Holidays in Austria

At the heart of Europe lies beautiful Austria, a country of high culture and sophistication in great cities such as Vienna, Innsbruck and Salzburg, and historic charm and tradition in its half-timbered towns and villages.

Of course, its most striking and celebrated feature is the huge crest of the Alps that crosses much of the country, forming a striking backdrop of soaring peaks and forested valleys, transforming in winter to a snow-covered playground for skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and winter walking and relaxing stays in cosy mountains chalets.

We feature a great range of different Austrian holiday ideas of how to experience the best of this pint sized but scenically blessed country - all of which you can reach by train or ferry.

Cycling around stunning cobalt lakes encircled by rugged mountains, hiking through Alpine meadows to jagged peaks while taking in spectacular views and clear air or enjoying the cultural delights of fairytale Salzburg and elegant Vienna, are just some of the lovely holidays on offer. 

The village of Fuschl am See

Skiing in Austria, Hotel Seerose, Fuschl am See

For a true get-away-from-it-all holiday amid the mountains of Salzkammergut, it's hard to beat the Hotel Seerose in Fuschl am See. Located at the head of a lake, pretty Fuschl offers myriad ways to enjoy the snow while retaining a quiet atmosphere.
From £760 per person (including flights)

Featured Holidays in Austria

How to travel by train to Austria


Our detailed train planner provides indepth information on how to take the train from London to Austria, including where to change platforms/stations, prices, timetables, journey times and how to book tickets.

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More holidays in Austria

The village of Fuschl am See

Skiing in Austria, Hotel Seerose, Fuschl am See

For a true get-away-from-it-all holiday amid the mountains of Salzkammergut, it's hard to beat the Hotel Seerose in Fuschl am See. Located at the head of a lake, pretty Fuschl offers myriad ways to enjoy the snow while retaining a quiet atmosphere.

From £760 per person (including flights)

6 days, 7 nights
Various departures from November to March
Danube Cycle - a ten day holiday through Germany & Austria

10 day Danube cycling holiday in Germany and Austria

The Danube cycle route from Passau in Germany to Vienna in Austria is a cycling classic. It's an ideal way to see this beautiful region, and what’s more it’s downstream all the way.

from £565 per person

10 days
April to October
Imperial Cities by First Class Rail

Imperial Cities by First Class Rail

A truly wonderful first-class tour through the fascinating cities of Berlin, Prague, Budapest, Vienna and Nuremberg by First Class Rail.

From £1,375.00 per person (based on two people travelling together)

12 days or tailor-made to your specific requirements
Tailor-made to suit your departure dates and requirements
Stock up on wonderful Xmas decorations and baubaus

Salzburg Christmas Market

A fabulous Christmas market in front of the Hohensalzburg fortress and around the cathedral. With 85 stalls offering crafts, jewellery, food and mulled wine. Regular performances by Salzburg choirs make this an extra special Yuletide destination.

Depending on holiday package

Trips tailor made
Annually changing November and December dates
Ancient villages

Overland Journey from Berlin to Rome

Take a cultural adventure by train through Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Slovenia and Italy and discover some of the highlights of Europe, from the remains of the Berlin Wall to the Trevi Fountain in Rome.

From £2095 (Maximum group size 16)

22 days
Selected Saturdays from March to September
Traditional onion domed churches

Cross Country Skiing in Leutasch, Austria

Fully supported cross country ski holiday (with resident Headwater rep). Extensive 250kms of trails; masses of choice and flexibility - winter walking, snowshoeing, sleighs. Luxury 4-star hotel, half-board in pretty Tyrolean village.

From £1109 tour only. Quote GT1234 when you book and receive a free bottle of champagne per booking!

8 days
Selected Saturdays from Dec to March
Prague to Budapest Cycle Ride

Prague to Budapest Cycle Ride

Exploring the gentle countryside, rural towns and historic capitals by bike is a great way to sample the changing atmospheres and individual flavours of the region. Cycle by the beautiful River Danube and see four historic European capitals.

From £1159.00 GBP

11 days
Various Thursday departures from April to October
Snow scene

Winter Walking in Leutasch

Fully supported single centre winter walking holiday in pretty Tyrolean village of Leutasch, with 140kms of prepared hiking paths linking pretty onion-domed villages. Option to try cross country skiing, snowshoeing and alpine skiiing too!

Tour only from £1049. Quote GT1234 when you book and receive a free bottle of champagne per booking!

8 days
Selected Saturdays from Dec to Mar
Cycling the Danube from Passau to Vienna, Austria

Cycling the Danube from Passau to Vienna, Austria

Cycle beside one of Europe's longest rivers through the lush green valleys of Northern Austria. You will pass many splendid castles, ruins and abbeys whilst visiting historic places such as Linz, Melk and Krems.

From 599.00 GBP

8 days
Various departures from March to October
Austrian Lakes, Austria

Austrian Lakes Activities, Austria

This single centre Austrian holiday is great for families, with a mix of walking and self guided cycling (including an electric bike option) throughout the week with continental breakfasts every day and all evening meals included.

From £899 

8 Days
Saturdays from May to September
Central Europe: Czech, Austria, Hungary, Poland & Slovakia

Central Europe: Czech, Austria, Hungary, Poland & Slovakia

Highlights of Central Europe: Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia where you visit significant sites on the UNESCO list to small fairytale villages, this two week trip will showcase just what makes this region so special.

From £1249.00 GBP

14 days
Various Sunday departures from May to September
Cross-Country Skiing: Trins & Three Valleys

Cross-Country Skiing: Trins & Three Valleys

A fantastic holiday with a great range of cross-country skiing. This quaint village allows access to a large variety of skiing areas in the surrounding valleys with meadows, woods, quiet villages and working farms to explore.

From £699.00 GBP

8 days
Various Saturday departures in January and February
A beautiful snow-covered village

Skiing in Austria, Hotel Xander, Leutasch

Cross-country ski, snowshoe, sleigh-ride or just walk from the door of a high quality 4-star 800year old hotel in a picture-book hamlet set amid the staggering beauty and peace of the Leutasch Valley beneath western Austria's Zugspitze Mountains.

From £950 per adult (inc flights)

7 nights (6 days)
Various departures from December March
The sights of Vienna and Salzburg will enchant you

Vienna and Salzburg by Train

Discover Vienna and Salzburg's wealth of culture and elegant architecture on holiday by train, with the chance to see the Viennese Opera or head to one of its many museums, and explore fairytale Salzburg, home city of Mozart.

See full itinerary

7 days
Daily
Austrian mountain views

Austrian Lakes Walk, Austria

Discover the Austrian lakes in the Salzkammergut region on a self guided walking hol. With snow-capped peaks, lush green meadows and forest trails. There are lots of options for your rest days with watersports, lake cruisers or even a day in Salzburg

From £878pp 

9 days
Every 2 days from May to September
Shepherd's hut, The Austrian Tyrol, Austria, Germany

Walking Trins, The Austrian Tyrol, Austria, Germany

Our journey through villages with onion-domed churches, takes in wonderful views of this mountainous paradise. Using buses and ski-lifts, we can reach the summit of Nosslachjoch or enjoy a walk to Obernbergersee Lake, to see St Nikolaus Church.

From £749

8 days
Saturday departures from June to September
Hotel Wiesenhof, Pertisau

Skiing in Austria, Hotel Wiesenhof, Pertisau

On the shore of Lake Achensee there are many scenic cross-country ski trails and ideal downhill skiing for beginners and families. Small but lively, the village lies at the foot of the Karwendel Mountains perfect for winter walkers to explore.

From £1150pp (including flights)

6 days, 7 nights
Saturday departures from December to March
Austrian vistas and great views

Austrian Riviera walk, Carinthia, Austria

This 6 night walking holiday in Austria's less known Carinthia region has breathtaking scenery, gorges, lakes, woodland and a constant mountain backdrop. Quaint villages and the towns of Pörtschach, Velden and Klagenfurt surround Lake Worthersee.

From £837

7 days
Every 2 days from August to September
Meet the local wildlife

Family Walking in Austria - A Tyrol Adventure

Enjoy a sense of adventure as you explore the beautiful Austrian Leutasch Valley on foot, on this self-guided family walking holiday, staying in hotels with pools and spas and all your luggage transported for you.

From £595 per adult & £528 per child based on 2 people sharing a twin room

6 nights, 7 days
Various departures from June to October
Gingerbread at Xmas market stall in Europe

Innsbruck Christmas Market

With four Christmas markets across the city explore the historic market in the Old Town in front of the Golden Roof, visit Marktplatz or Maria-Theresien-Straße or head to the panoramic market on Hungerburg Hill.

Depending on holiday package

Trips tailor made
Annually changing November and December dates
Highlights of Central Europe

Highlights of Central Europe

Soak up the culture of some of the most historic and beautiful cities in Europe during this 14 day cultural holiday, spanning Austria, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

From £999.00 GBP

14 days
Various Saturday departures from May to September
Photo courtesy of Austria National Tourist Office

Passau to Vienna Cycling, Austria

Flexible, easy and varied self guided cycling along the Danube past hilltop castles, Baroque palaces, historic abbeys and ornate monasteries - staying in an eclectic range of 3 and 4 start hotels en-route.

From £1489 per person, tour only. Quote GT1234 when you book and receive a free bottle of champagne per booking!

11 days.
Departures every two days from May to Sep
Munich to Verona via the Brenner Pass

Munich to Verona via the Brenner Pass

From Munich, skirt around the bases of the Alps, meander past glittering lakes and glide through Garmsich-Partenkirchen on the regional train. Lap up the snow dusted, mountainous views before going through the Brenner pass to Verona. A classic!

From £639

4 days
Various departures all year around
Rooftops in Budapest

Cycling the Danube: Vienna to Budapest

This is a classic one week ride through the beautiful peaceful scenery that links these two historic cities, Vienna and then after a few miles in Slovakia, the route continues shady hills around the famous 'Danube Bend' to end in Budapest, Hungary.

From £629.00 GBP

8 days
Various departures from April to October
Guided walking mostly along back roads.

Guided walks: Vienna, Budapest, Prague & Central Europe

Take the road less travelled walking Central Europe to Budapest. Immerse yourself in Austria's musical heritage, step through time in the castles of the Czech Republic. Wander Krakow's romantic Old Town and get active in Slovakia's Tatra Mountains.

£1,344 (Maximum group size 12)

15 days
Selected Saturdays and a few Wednesdays from April to October
Cycling holidays in Austria, lakes and mountains

Ten lakes of Austria cycling holiday

This exhilarating tour explores the region of Salzkammergut and the Trumer Lakes as you cycle through emerald green pastures and mighty forests, with the dramatic backdrop of the Alpine peaks.

from £605 per person (based on 2 people sharing)

8 days
April to October
Xmas market in Europe by train

Vienna Christmas Market

Visit Vienna's annual Christmas market taking place on Rathausplatz, illuminated by a Christmas tree and festive stalls. Sample punch and traditional sweets and browse the stalls for Christmas gifts and decorations.

Depending on holiday package

Trips tailor made
Annually changing November and December dates
Hotel Inntaler Hof, Mosern, Austria

Skiing in Austria, Hotel Inntaler Hof, Mosern

Cross-country and downhill skiing; winter walking and tobogganing, snowshoeing and ice skating, ice-climbing and horse drawn sleigh rides in a snowy paradise whilst you stay at an excellent value 4-star hotel with spa and indoor pool.

From £885 per adult (inc flights)

7 nights, 6 days
Various departures from December to March
Winter Walking Trins, Austria

Winter Walking Trins, Austria

Based in a family friendly hotel in Trins, enjoy a week of beautiful walks on quiet prepared trails. Venture into three different valleys in the heart of the Tyrol, surrounded by spectacular alpine scenery and savour some traditional cuisine

From £599.00 GBP

7 days
Various Saturday departures from December to March
Austrian Lakeside

Austrian Lakes Cycling, Austria

This self guided cycle holiday is great for families with gentle traffic free cycle trails hotel to hotel through Austria, fabulous food and swimming opportunities every day and options for boat trips and various watersports.

From £1548

11 days
Departures every 2 days from May to September