Austria conjures images of alpine scenery, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the waltz, Klimt, Freud and extremely stylish cities. The country’s rich heritage gives every visitor plenty to explore and enjoy – whether you are a history enthusiast, lover of the arts or interested in capturing some of the most breath-taking scenery in Europe.
Austria is set against a mountainous backdrop, with nearly half of the country covered in forest. As well as the spectacular sea of green trees, highlights include the chic capital Vienna, its traditional alpine villages and the River Danube. Our Austrian river cruises offer an idyllic way to glide through the picturesque landscape, admiring the UNESCO listed Wachau Valley, traditional towns and beautiful flora that characterises this magnificent country.
Where to visit during Austria tours
There’s several cruises in Austria to choose from that allow you to explore at a gentle pace.
Embark on a classic Danube cruise with the Danube Waltz, starting in Vienna and continuing to Melk, home to the magnificent Benedictine abbey and monastery. Cruise through the scenic Wachau Valley, known for it's rolling hills and vineyards before continuing along the Danube River. If you are feeling more active, hike through stunning scenery along the Danube on this incredible cruise with Walking the Blue Danube.
Austria is home to some of the most enchanting Christmas markets in the world. Christmas Markets on the Danube offers the chance to explore some unique cities and absorb the Christmas atmosphere during the advent season while cruising the Danube from Austria to Hungary and Slovakia.
A Musical Christmas on the Danube offers the best of Christmas while showcasing the fine musical heritage. A mini-cruise from Vienna to Budapest and Bratislava enjoying classical concerts and traditional ballet.
Alternatively, you could immerse yourself in the winter wonderland of the Tirol – one of the world’s premier winter destinations thanks to its fine hotels and dramatic scenery. There is so much to do here, from torchlight walks and horse-drawn sleigh rides to simply appreciating the untold beauty of the area. Austria tours to Tirol depart between December and March, when the mountainous backdrops are at their best. Visit in December to experience a magical Christmas atmosphere or later in the season when the weather is milder.
WHEN TO BOOK YOUR ESCORTED TOURING HOLIDAYS TO AUSTRIA
Austria has a moderate climate than can be enjoyed year-round. Temperatures vary depending on where you find yourself and the time of year you visit. That’s why each of our Austrian river cruises and tours depart at times of year when they can be best enjoyed.
Some trips run solely during the warmer summer months, as the pleasant temperatures are perfect for exploring cultural cities and vibrant landscapes. Other tours run purely in winter, when travellers can best enjoy festive markets and snow-capped mountains.
Whichever Austrian experience you are dreaming of, make it a reality with Jules Verne.
WHY GO ON ESCORTED TOURS TO AUSTRIA WITH JULES VERNE?
Here at Jules Verne we have over 40 years of experience in creating some of the most awe-inspiring holidays, our Austria holiday tours are no exception. And we guarantee when you choose one of our guided tours of Austria, you’ll make memories that will last a lifetime.
Whether you’re looking to travel solo, as a couple, or with a group of friends, our escorted tours to Austria will open your eyes to the wonderous architecture, cuisine, and culture this beautiful country has to offer.
Get in touch with our friendly and experienced team today and embark on your next holiday with Jules Verne.