Discover a land of Hapsburg splendour and snowy Alps
Austria holidays offer an appetising blend of history, culture and the great outdoors. Start with a generous dose of Alpine drama, stir in a rich supply of 18th-century architecture and finish with a sprinkle of some of Europe's best cafes.
Vienna, the capital, is an architectural masterpiece, with the river Danube flowing through its centre. Discover the grandeur of the Hapsburg era with a visit to the Hofburg Palace before stopping for coffee at an elegant coffee house. Our Austria tours have much to offer outside the capital too. Equally compelling is Salzburg, birthplace of Mozart and setting for The Sound of Music. Its UNESCO-listed Old Town includes the early 17th-century Mirabell Palace and Gardens and Hohensalzburg Palace. If you are after winter sports, Austria’s Alps are not to be missed. St Anton combines historic charm with high-octane après-ski. There's also medieval Kitzbühel and the Hahnenkamm, the most exciting downhill race on the World Cup circuit. Traditional meets ultra-modern in Innsbruck, where baroque buildings mingle with Zaha Hadid's asymmetric metallic ski jump and glass mountain railway station.
Our knowledgeable, multilingual European team has provided seamless travel across the region for a quarter of a century. We offer insights and adventures off the ordinary tourist radar, from behind-the-scenes tours with university experts to tickets to February's annual opera ball.