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5 handy itineraries to help you to plan an unforgettable trip to Austria

Austria really does have it all; from snow-capped peaks and crystal-clear lakes to vineyards and Imperial history. We dare to say that, thanks to these jam-packed itineraries, you can sample a little bit of everything Europe has to offer, in this one beautiful country.

Austria really does have it all; from snow-capped peaks and crystal-clear lakes to vineyards and Imperial history. We dare to say that, thanks to these jam-packed itineraries, you can sample a little bit of everything Europe has to offer, in this one beautiful country.

If your clients ask for the full Austria package and you’re not quite sure how to design a trip that combines it all, listen up because your life just got a whole lot easier.

The Austrian National Tourist Office in Sydney has curated five brand new itineraries for all types of travellers; first-time visitors, foodies, outdoor enthusiasts, and road trippers. Each itinerary includes must-visits and personal insider tips.

Where should you drink coffee in Vienna? Is Hallstatt really the prettiest village in the Salzkammergut region? Which region grows some of Europe’s finest wines? Literally, all the information you need is right here in these shiny new itineraries.

What’s even better is that you can easily download the itineraries as PDFs and add them to your clients’ travel documents. World’s best travel advisor? We think so.

An introduction to Austria

Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna

This itinerary is developed for first-time visitors and takes them to the ‘3 Classics’: Vienna, Salzburg, and Innsbruck.

Imagine your clients soaking in the opulence of the Habsburg’s legacy, lingering over Sacher Torte and Melange (a typical Austrian coffee) and drifting around some of the world’s best art collections in Vienna.

Salzburg is a hotspot for culture vultures with 4,500 cultural events annually, spearheaded by the famous Salzburg Festival taking place in August.

Then Innsbruck will wow them with its combination of nature and culture. In no other town can visitors can wander an Imperial palace and 20 minutes later they’re at an altitude of 2,300 metres.

Download the itinerary HERE.

Vienna Modernism + Excursions from Vienna

Vienna Alps, Austria

Your clients have been to Vienna before? Then this ‘deep-dive-into-Viennese-Modernism’ itinerary is perfect for them, especially if art and culture tick their boxes.

Vienna was intensely shaped by artists at the turn of the 20th century and Art Nouveau and the city is dotted with world-renowned buildings.

The Art Nouveau theme also continues at the Vienna Alps, an easy excursion south of the capital, connected by the UNESCO world heritage accredited Semmering Railway – Europe’s first mountain railway and technical masterpiece (built 1848–1854).

The region has been a popular ‘Sommerfrische’ (Summer holiday) hotspot for centuries favoured by aristocracy and intelligencia. Here, Sigmund Freud performed his first psychoanalysis.

Other excursion recommendations include the Wachau Valley, a wine lover’s dream, and the Lake Neusiedl, on the Hungarian border.

Download the itinerary HERE.

Austria for Foodies

South Styrian Wine Road, Austria

Some destinations are best explored through food – and Austria has plenty of delicious dishes to share.

This itinerary connects the best regions to tickle the tastebuds, and let’s be honest, who doesn’t enjoy a tastebud tickle?

The journey leads from Vienna to southern Styria via Graz, Austria’s Culinary Capital.

The Südsteiermark (Southern Styria) is synonymous with fresh, aromatic white wines, particularly Sauvignon Blanc and the viticulture here is amongst Europe’s finest, with its charming scenery.

If you have passionate foodie clients, this one’s a must-do.

Download the itinerary HERE.

Lakes & Mountains

Innsbruck, Austria

Unspoiled nature, crystal clear lakes, and rugged peaks – this itinerary takes your clients to some of Austria’s most stunning spots. 

The route starts in Salzburg, the City of Mozart. The city centre lies between several local mountains offering stunning views of the Old Town.

The route then continues on to the Salzkammergut region, home to 76 shimmering lakes. The charming, untouched and diverse natural landscape is dotted with towns and villages deeply rooted in tradition, where you can experience handcrafts first-hand.

The itinerary ends in Innsbruck, the capital of the Alps. Nestled amidst majestic peaks, Innsbruck offers a unique combination of nature, history, and culture – concentrated over a remarkably small area.

Download the itinerary HERE.

Most Scenic Road Trips

Zell am See, Austria

If taking their time and doing it themselves is a priority for your clients, the most scenic road trips Austria has to offer will be sure to get them packing their bags.

With two different road trips to choose from your clients can immerse themselves in the stunning nature of Austria’s largest national park or discover 14 romantic cities and towns between Salzburg and Vienna.

The Hohe Tauern Circular Tour in the province of SalzburgerLand and Carinthia takes visitors along the famous Grossglockner High Alpine Road.

The mountain pass road with a total of 48 kilometres and 36 turns leads deep into the centre of the national park with unique views of the snow-covered Grossglockner, Austria’s highest mountain, and the 8 kilometres glacial lobe Pasterze.

The Romantic Road offers exciting insights into the past as well as the cultural characteristics of the regions. The route is lined with beautiful scenery, with castles, palaces, museums, and monasteries. What more could you want?

Download the itinerary HERE.

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