Britain's long standing Lakes & Mountains destination
As Britain's long-standing favourite 'Lakes & Mountains' destination, Austria holidays continue to charm with their combination of fairytale features and local traditions. Pretty alpine villages, meadows, and old fashioned folklore take you back to quieter, unhurried times.
Hiking trails for all levels are well marked and easily accessible from an array of excellent hotels in Austria. The lakes offer spectacular scenery and relaxing boat trips, and the cities are full of imperial architecture and medieval history.
There are many different resorts to choose from including: Kitzbühel, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Lech, Fuschl and Mayrhofen. Holidays in Austria have something for everyone which is why so many guests return every year to this much-loved country. Whichever destination you choose, you will be welcomed with a friendly "Grüss Gott!".
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Surrounded by meadows and forests and set against the beautiful backdrop of the Gratlspitz peaks, this fairytale village has lost none of its 'olde worlde' charm with picturesque overhanging eaves and balconies with wonderful flowers.More information
Ellmau is a pretty village located between the rolling green slopes of the Kitzbüheler Alps and the craggy Wilder Kaiser (Wild Emperor) mountains. With a strong farming history, it it still full of local character and tradition.More information
This pretty little village, with wonderful walking and a charming atmosphere, enjoys a truly picture-postcard setting at the foot of the Bischofsmütze and Dachstein Mountain peaks, surrounded by unspoilt scenery.More information
Just 10 km from its slightly bigger sister village of Ischgl, charming Galtür lies at an altitude of 1,584 metres in the upper Paznaun Valley.More information
Surrounded by rolling hills and countryside, Saalbach and Hinterglemm in the scenic Glemm valley are a paradise for walkers offering hundreds of miles of well marked paths and more than 30 rustic mountain huts along the way.More information
This delightful village has a special location, lying on a sunny plateau above Innsbruck. 0n your doorstep are meadows, forests, and a huge range of walking opportunities yet historic Innsbruck is only a 25 minute scenic tram ride away.More information
A peaceful Tyrolean oasis in the Paznaun Valley in the stunning Silvretta mountains, Ischgl and came under the world’s spotlight in 2002 when Bill Clinton delivered his ‘Message from the Mountains’ speech here.More information
With a striking 12th century castle as its landmark, Kaprun is set high up in the Hohe Tauern National Park, surrounded by peaks, gorges and waterfalls. The highest point, the Kitzsteinhorn at 3300m, is easily accessed by cable-car and offers spectacular 360˚ views, with year round skiing on the glacier below.More information
This famous little Tyrolean town with its vibrantly coloured old buildings, cobbled streets, and medieval walled town dating back to the 16th century, is a fascinating place to explore. It is a hub of activity in the summer with a friendly village feel and is filled with pavement cafes, designer boutiques and various local festivals, concerts and open-air events.More information
Known as the ‘Fjord of the Alps’, Lake Achensee is nearly 10 km long but only 1 km wide& and is attractive for it's emerald-green colours and drinking water quality, stretching 133m deep.More information
Lake Constance is one of the largest lakes in Europe, covering a total area of approx. 220 square miles. The lake shares its shores with 3 countries - Germany,
Switzerland and Austria- and enjoys an exceptionally mild climate with palm trees, exotic plants and flowers growing effortlessly.
Nestling high up in the vast Arlberg Valley, the pretty village of Lech dates back to the 14th century and has an idyllic setting with a small winding river flowing through its centre.More information
This lively, bustling village is one of the most popular summer resorts in the Tyrol, offering an unrivalled range of activities, excursions and events throughout the summer.More information
This small and picturesque village is set in the heart of the Stubai valley, one of the most scenic in the Tyrol. Surrounded by pine forested slopes on all sides, there are more than 50 mountain huts dotted around the hillsides, and 4 separate walking areas each with a gondola and a variety of trails, all linked by the valley bus.More information
The ideal resort for those wanting to experience high alpine walking, fresh mountain air and wildlife. As the highest parish in Austria this quiet, compact village is found at the end of the scenic Ötz valley with miles of extensive, well-marked paths directly from the hotel door.More information
Magnificently set below a medieval fortress, Salzburg is one of Europe’s loveliest cities and the birthplace of Mozart. On the banks of the river Salzach and surrounded by mountains, Salzburg’s picturesque and historic old city is a recognised World Heritage site.More information
Situated on an open, scenic plateau above the Inn Valley just 10 miles from Innsbruck, Seefeld is a large bustling village offering something for everyone. The walking in this region is varied and suitable for all levels.More information
The village of Söll lies in a lovely open valley between the majestic Wild Emperor and Hohe Salve mountains. Midway between Innsbruck and Salzburg, it is ideally situated for a wide range of excursions and is a well-established walking area.More information
A fantastic resort for keen walkers wanting to explore the vast high alpine trails and peaks of the scenic Arlberg region, this famous Tyrolean village enjoys an unhurried atmosphere in summer, and is surrounded by beautiful and dramatic scenery.
This charming little market town set in the wide sunny valley close to Kitzbühel is full of Austrian traditions with a Baroque twin spire church and pretty town square filled with quaint cafés that play host to regular festivals and celebrations throughout the summer.More information
Just 12km from Salzburg and famous for its association with Mozart and the Sound of Music, Austria's 'Salzkammergut' lake district is one of Austria's prettiest regions, with miles of rolling green hills dotted with turquoise lakes and tranquil villages.More information
This beautiful village on the shores of Lake Wolfgang is full of Baroque and Rococco character, with colourful streets lined with cafés, shops and old frescoed houses. Famous for its association with Mozart, there is an open air music pavilion in the village centre which hosts regular classical music and brass band concerts.More information
St.Wolfgang enjoys an especially picturesque setting on the scenic shores of Lake Wolfgang. Once an important place of pilgrimage, the village is now one of Austria’s most enchanting lake resorts with great character.More information
Green pastures full of flowers, cow bells tinkling... as holidays in the Tyrol go, this peaceful, unspoilt valley in the Kitzbühel Alps takes some beating. A mythical dragon features on Wildschönau’s emblem, as legend has it the area was once covered by a lake, at the river exit of which resided a Dragon. the resort is legendary today for its peace and tranquility with wonderful walks and free use of lifts.More information
A quiet resort in the unspoilt Wildschönau Valley, picturesque Niederau houses a pretty church and friendly cafés and is a superb base for a walking holiday.
All our guests receive a free Wildschönau Resort Card giving you loads of freebies, including free use of all lifts in the Wildshonau & Alpbach valley. The Markbachjoch gondola in the centre of Niederau gives you access to miles of marked trails through lovely rolling hills.More information
Located on the banks of the river Danube, Austria’s romantic imperial capital is alive with the music of Schubert and Mozart and is brimming with culture, art and majestic architecture. Enjoy the grandeur of Emperor Franz Josef’s ‘Ringstrasse’, the circular boulevard around the first district.More information
In this idyllic, peaceful farming village, life goes on much as it has for centuries. Lying on a sunny plateau surrounded by alpine pastures, Westendorf is an incredibly pretty area and offers extensive walking. Numerous rambles lead to all parts of the wide valley, over to Kirchberg and Kitzbühel, as well as into the Bergwelt.More information
Zell am See is one of the most scenic and well-loved lakes and mountains resorts in Austria. Beautifully located, directly on the shores of Lake Zell, it is also close to the Hohe Tauern National Park and the magnificent Grossglockner mountain region.More information