Britain's long standing Lakes & Mountains destination
As Britain's long-standing favorite summer holiday 'Lakes & Mountains' destination, holidays in Austria continue to charm with their unique combination of fairytale features and local traditions, hearty cuisine and friendly welcome. Pretty mountains in Austria alpine villages, meadows, and old-fashioned folklore and traditions take you back to quieter and unhurried times. You can be as energetic as you like – or not.
Summer holidays in Austria offer a variety of exciting activities. Hiking trails for all levels are well marked and easily accessible from an array of excellent hotels in Austria. The lakes in Austria offer spectacular scenery and relaxing boat trips, and the cities are full of imperial architecture and medieval history. A summer holiday in Austria can offer an array of additional destinations to be discovered from your base by joining fellow Inghams guests on an excursion in addition to taking advantage of the multicentre combinations on offer.
There are many different Austrian Alps summer holidays resorts to choose from including but not limited to: Kitzbühel, Seefeld, Salzburg, Lech, Fuschl, and Mayrhofen. Summer holidays in Austria have something for everyone which is why so many of our guests return every year to this much-loved country and experience something different every single time. Whichever resort you choose for your summer holiday in Austria, you will be welcomed with a friendly smile and greeting such as "Grüss Gott!".
Try our cycling holidays: Treasures of the Danube - Passau to Vienna or Vienna to Budapest.
One of the most popular activities is walking for many of our guests coming to Austria who return time and time again to experience the purity of the nature and the easy access to the most unspoiled parts of this beautiful country. Walking through flower-filled meadows that fill your senses with joy to serious mountaintop or high-altitude hikes that will get the adrenalin flowing.
The stunning panoramas of the Austrian Alps and the turquoise waters of the lakes both offer breathtaking scenery and are two of Austria's biggest draws.Combining one "Lakes" resort with one "Mountain" resort or two pretty Alpine villages with contrasting walking terrain or with a few days sightseeing in Salzburg or Vienna. Choices are yours. Further afield you can add one of the Slovenian resorts for a superb blend of scenery and culture.
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It is hard not to fall under the spell of the mountain villages in the Austrian Tyrol. The picturesque wooden chalets laden by snow in the winter, transform into a feast of colour during the summer.More information
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 hills 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
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
A peaceful Tyrolean oasis in the Paznaun Valley in the stunning Silvretta mountains, Ischgl came under the world’s spotlight in 2002 when Bill Clinton delivered his ‘Message from the Mountains’ speech here.
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 cafés, designer boutiques and various local festivals, concerts and open-air events.More information
One of Austria’s best loved resorts, Mayrhofen comes alive in the summer when flowers deck the balconies and the streets are filled with bustling cafés and brass band parades.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
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
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.More information
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
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
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
Known as the ‘Fjord of the Alps’, Lake Achensee is nearly 10 km in length and 1 km wide whilst 133m at its deepest point. Known for it's stunning emerald-green colours and drinking water quality, a variety of water sports and boat trips are able to take advantage of the vastness of the water.More information
Green pastures full of flowers, cow bells tinkling, this is a superb area for walking. This unspoilt valley offers miles of marked trails through lovely rolling hills and FREE use of all lifts. Wildschönau means ‘wild and beautiful’ and this is certainly one of the most glorious valleys in the Tyrol, with a special rural character, many rustic mountain alms, and the spectacular Kundl Gorge to explore at the end of the valley.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 (from 13 May 2017) 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
Music, mountains and some of the most staggeringly beautiful alpine scenery define the Salzkammergut area, which is known as Austria’s Lake District. This is the land of lakes, heaven for gentle walks following the shoreline, heading inland to the mountain foothills or exploring the wonderful woodland trails in the forests.More information
With crystal clear waters said to be the cleanest in Austria, this tiny, peaceful village has a real ‘holiday’ feel and enjoys a stunning lakeside setting and magnificent sunsets at the foot of the Schober mountain. Guests staying in Fuschl can enjoy free use of the lakeside lido with heated outdoor pool and lakeside bathing area.More information
An impossibly picturesque village of painted houses and winding lanes on the shores of Lake Wolfgang. Famous for its association with Mozart, historic St. Gilgen is full of Baroque and Rococo character with colourful streets lined with cafés, shops and old frescoed houses that lead to the onion-domed church.More information
An iconic village dating back to the 11th century, St. Wolfgang is famous for its operetta and lakeside setting, with a pretty medieval centre and excursions on the historic cog railway and lake steamers. All guests receive a FREE all-day ferry boat ticket for Lake Wolfgang.More information
Situated in the south of Austria in Carinthia, the spa resort of Bad Kleinkirchheim is a great base for your summer holiday. Close to the Italian and Slovenian border and surrounded by the majestic peaks of the Nockberge Mountains, the region enjoys a mild climate.
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
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 surrounding the Hofburg Palace, the State Opera House, Burgberg Theatre and numerous museums.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