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Austria Holidays

Austria boasts some of the most beautiful cities in Europe, including Vienna which is world-famous for its classical music and elegant architecture. Vienna’s historic centre is a UNESCO world heritage site and examples of the city’s illustrious history can be seen all around. The River Danube also cuts through the capital allowing you to take in some spectacular scenery on one of our River Cruise Holidays.

Salzburg, the setting for the ‘Sound of Music’ has beautifully preserved architecture and you can enjoy the manicured parks and green areas as you explore the city.

For the more adventurous type, the Austrian Lake District is a dream destination for walkers, with picturesque green valleys, glistening blue lakes and incredible mountain views – a truly spectacular destination.

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Austria Holidays with Travel Department

Travel Department offers a range of escorted Holidays to Austria and surrounding destinations.

All Travel Department Holidays to Austria include Flights, Accommodation, Transfers, Tour Guides and Excursions (such as a walking tour of Vienna!).

Your tour guides in Austria are experts on the local area and are ready and willing to answer any questions as well as provide you with a wealth of information for the duration of your trip.

Travel Department also provides a range of specialist holidays to choose from including walking holidays and river cruise holidays.

General Information about Austria

To make your holiday as smooth as possible, we’ve outlined some general information that may be helpful to you when planning your next getaway to Austria.

Practical Information 

  • Currency: Euro (€)
  • Local Time: Ireland/UK Time +1 hour
  • Passport: A valid passport is required for this holiday. EU citizens do not need a visa, however non-EU citizens should check requirements.
  • Flight Duration: Approx. 2 hours and 45 minutes.
  • Climate: Austria has a continental climate, with warm summers and cold winters. Spring and autumn are mild, with relatively little precipitation.

Food & Drink

A traditional Austrian speciality is the Wiener Schnitzel ; a cutlet of veal, pounded thin and dipped in flour, egg and breadcrumbs, then fried until golden brown. In most restaurants nowadays, the meat is more likely to be pork than veal. Austria produces internationally acclaimed wines. For a refreshing aperitif, try a glass of Sekt, the nation’s favourite sparkler. Austrian beer is of high quality and popular brands include Ottakringer, Stiegl, Zipfer and Gösser. A "Krügel" or "grosses Bier" is 0.5 litres, while a "Seidl" or "kleines Bier" is 0.3 litres.

Average Prices for Region

  • Coffee: €3.00
  • Beer: €3.50
  • Glass of wine: €4.50
  • Light Meal: €9.00
  • Soft Drink: €2.70
  • Bottled Water: €2.00

Packing List

  • Your valid passport
  • A continental plug adaptor
  • A rain jacket
  • A small backpack
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera

Recommended Reading

  • The Third Man - by Graham Greene
  • The Lonely Empress : Elizabeth of Austria - by Joan Haslip
  • When Nietzsche Wept - by Irwin D. Yalom

Peace of mind with Travel Department

Why us?

  • We’ve done the research for you, creating perfectly planned itineraries
  • Outstanding value for money – Flights, transfers, accommodation and excursions included in nearly all our tours
  • We are experienced and dedicated to your experience
  • No holiday surcharges –
    guaranteed

Our guides

  • Friendly and welcoming everywhere you go
  • Local experts, passionate about their area
  • Take pride in making your holiday memorable
  • Innovative itineraries with amazing excursions

 

Our promise

  • To remember your holiday is a very precious time
  • To go the extra mile for you, our customers
  • To describe our holidays in an honest manner
  • To use your feedback to continually improve our service

Fully protected

  • 24/7 emergency contact number while abroad
  • We are a privately owned business and have been around for over 20 years
  • Licensed and bonded by the Commission for Aviation Regulation. TO number: 163. TA number 0757