Holidays in Salzburg

Only 30 miles east of Salzburg, Austria's Lake District is a bewitching contrast of soaring mountain peaks and undulating lowlands, laced with necklaces of sparkling rivers and lakes. It is known as the 'Salzkammergut', literally the 'Treasure Trove of Salt', and as a result it was spectacularly wealthy in the 17C when salt was as valuable as gold. Rich in architecture, history and culture, this is where Kaisers and Empresses traditionally came to take the waters and enjoy the famous Summer Opera season - still celebrated in Bad Ischl today.

Near Lakes Mondsee, Attersee and Traunsee, the gentle landscape is sprinkled with Tyrolean homesteads and tiny fields of rustling corn and wheat, interspersed with rows of colourful tulips where passers by pick their own flowers and drop money into honesty boxes. This a wonderful region to explore on a relaxed activity holiday, with gentle flat cycling routes to explore and a wealth of other holiday activities on offer too.

Further south this open country collides spectacularly with the dramatic ragged mountain peaks of Zwolferhorn (1521m) and Schafberg (1782m), whose shimmering reflections can be seen in the surfaces of the cleanest and bluest lakes in all Austria - Wolfgangsee and Fuschlsee. The famous composer, Gustav Mahler, was so inspired here he declared he had 'Set the landscape to music'; Gustav Klimt painted local castles, and Mozart's mother, was born in tiny St Gilgen. Pilgrims come to pray in St Wolfgang's medieval lakeside church, while others follow in the foot

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Austrian Lakes Walk

Picture perfect Halstatt

From $1493 per person

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A glorious mix of spectacular scenic views, wooded forest trails and picture-perfect 'chocolate box' villages await as you pass crystal-clear lakes, babbling streams and secluded bays.

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  • 8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • All continental breakfasts and 7 evening meals
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Great vegetarian meal options.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Explore the high peaks.
  • Beautiful lakes and rivers.

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Austrian Lakes Activities

Boats on Lake Wolfgang

From $1528 per person

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Stay in a luxury 4-star hotel - with top of the range wellness centre - and choose from a whole host of activities: walking, cycling (route notes for both provided), water sports, boat trips, ice caves. Complimentary Headwater bikes included for the duration of your stay.

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  • 7 nights, single centre
  • All continental breakfasts and evening meals included
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Holidays to enhance your wellbeing.
  • Good choice for families.
  • Beautiful lakes and rivers.
  • Option to hire electric bikes.

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Walking in Mozart’s Lake District

St Gilgen

From $1888 per person

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A glorious mix of spectacular scenic views, wooded forest trails and picture-perfect 'chocolate box' villages await as you pass crystal-clear lakes, babbling streams and secluded bays.

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  • 10 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Continental breakfast and 9 evening meals
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Great vegetarian meal options.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Explore the high peaks.
  • Beautiful lakes and rivers.

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The Sound of Music Cycling

Sailboats on Wolfgangsee

From $2148 per person

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Discover fairytale villages and spectacular views on this gentle lakeside cycling tour. Lots to see - St Wolfgang's cog railway, Mozart's museum, Gmunden's floating castle and lots to do - water sports, mountain rail rides and boat trips.

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  • 12 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Continental breakfast and 10 evening meals
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Holidays to enhance your wellbeing.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Beautiful lakes and rivers.
  • Option to hire electric bikes.

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Austrian Lakes Cycling

The azure waters of Lake Wolfgang

From $2400 per person

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The flexibility of this holiday make it an outright winner for families looking for gentle traffic-free cycling with lots more to do besides: pools, watersports, mountain rail rides, boat trips.

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  • 10 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • All continental breakfasts and 8 evening meals included
  • Varied routes for nature lovers and botanists.
  • Discover stunning historic sites en-route.
  • Lots of swimming opportunities.
  • Holidays to enhance your wellbeing.
  • Especailly good for solo travellers.
  • Perfect for couples.
  • Beautiful lakes and rivers.
  • Option to hire electric bikes.

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