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AUSTRIA
Austrian cities
Travel Manual
2009
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Astrid Mulholland-Licht, Austrian National Tourist Office

H olidays in Austria. We are delighted to present you with our Destination Austria Travel Manual 2009. It is the most comprehensive and complete reference guide for
travel to and within Austria.This publication incorporates a detailed listing of Australian and New Zealand travel companies selling a large product range of Austrian
holiday experiences – from city stays to Danube cruises, musical/cultural packages and walking or cycling tours – all designed to exploring Austria’s diverse landscapes
and unique cultural offerings. It also includes flight information, travel tips, accommodation guides and features handy listings like a website directory, distance charts and
chapters on rail travel as well as a coloured map of our country.
In 2009 Austria celebrates Haydn Year, commemorating the 200th anniversary of the death of the Austrian composer Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) and Linz, the city on the
Danube, takes centre stage as European Capital of Culture.
40 % of our guests visit Austria during the winter months – reason enough to dedicate this year’s edition to focus on winter in the “Heart of Europe”. Have you always
dreamed of a White Christmas? Would you like to smell the scent of beeswax candles on a Christmas market and warm your hands holding a bag full of roasted
chestnuts? Winter in Austria is a magical time both in our cities and in the Alps. Skiing is a way of life for many Austrians and our country offers 22.000 km of groomed
slopes in hundreds of skiresorts, many of them world famous destinations and our snow covered mountains are home to 43 World Champions in this sport.
Exploring local culinary delights has become a favourite activity for many travellers and with this in mind we are introducing you to a selection of dishes and beverages
best experienced when temperatures are low. They warm you from the inside and with their sweet or savoury flavour you will find out what winter in Austria tastes like.
I cordially welcome you to my home-country and your next holiday – it’s got to be Austria.

Enjoy the journey, Astrid Mulholland-Licht


Director Australia/New Zealand

Cover image: Innsbruck - from the city center to the mountain tops at 2300m in just 20 minutes.

02 Winter in Austrian Cities


05 Flights to Austria
06 City Stays
10 Major Events
WHERE 43 WORLD CHAMPIONS GOT OFF 11 Musical & Cultural
TO A GREAT START. Tours/Packages
12 Skiing
15 Walking
18 Danube Cruises
22 Rail Travel
26 Austrian & European Tours
including Austria
33 Special Interests
34 Accommodation
37 Web Directory
38 Austria at a Glance (map)
40 Travel Practicalities
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41 Distance Chart
42 Contact Details
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Winter

It’s this time Alps is over, join the Aprés-Ski “Made in Austria”
whether with a mug of Glühwein in one of the hip
Aprés-Ski bars, or comfortably cozy in front of an

of the year... open fire place with a good glass of Austria’s great
red wines such as Zirpfandler or Rotgipfler.

...when the days are getting shorter and the first snow fall covers mountains
Which way to the Christmas markets?
and valleys – Austria’s tradition, winter activities and Christmas magic are
When Christmas arrives it’s not only the children’s
coming alive.
eyes that light up. In every corner of the country
festive Christmas markets appear. The spicy
on offer range from small family resorts alongside
In the Austrian Alps winter kicks off with ski
openings in all renowned ski resorts and they are vast ski destinations consisting of many individual
scent of cinnamon, cloves, roasted chestnuts
and an added sprinkling of nostalgia laces the
the places to be to enjoy the “Cradle of Skiing” which resorts. On top of the mountain you will be spoiled air. Whilst enjoying a fruit “Punch” and listening
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boasts 22.000km of superbly groomed slopes, 3000 for choice as numerous downhill options awaits you. to the sounds of Christmas, take in the views of
lifts and 500 ski schools. The countless destinations And just before another great day in the Austrian the historic places or churches that provide the

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1. To have the mountains all to yourself, Christmas markets with a spectacular backdrop. decorated ballrooms are providing the perfect
just once, is a feeling beyond
If you are still looking for a Christmas gift, the atmosphere to waltz the night away.
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choice of hand-blown baubles, wax candles,
2. Waltzing the night away in the
ballrooms and halls of Austria's wooden toys or homemade Lebkuchen (ginger Sweet indulgence
castles and palaces
bread) is big on every market. A stroll trough the city, shopping, or a visit at the
3. Christmas magic in the heart of the
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city: Shortens the wait and gets you


museum makes hungry. Therefore a stop at a coffee
into the festive spirit A city break is always a pleasure house should be planned in to discover the delicacies
4. Christmas markets and Glühwein are To soak up a bit of urban atmosphere during a of Austrian sweet cuisine. Mouth-watering pastries
inseparable such as Strudel, Original Sacher-Torte or fruit tarts
winter holiday, Austria’s cities have plenty to offer.
From a day in the museum, ice skating in front can be tasted with one of the numerous coffee
of the city hall, exhibitions and coffee houses, varieties. So when in Austria, do as the Austrians do
just to name a view. “Alles Walzer” (Everybody and take some time to enjoy the sweet side of life!
waltz) is the motto of the ball season which And by now there is no doubt in your discovery for
reaches its zenith each year with the Opera Ball the new winter holiday destination – its’ got to be
held in Vienna. Imperial Palaces with beautifully Austria.

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Flying from Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. 300 international awards and over 90 destinations worldwide.
To book online visit emirates.com/au; for more details contact your local travel agent or Emirates on 1300 303 777. EMI1259
Gulasch-soup. It is simply the universal Austrian comfort-food! It can be
the typical midnight snack after a long night out - especially during or after one of Flights to Austria
the famous Viennese Balls - or just a light meal in between. You will notice that a
homemade Gulasch-soup is on every menu. With its slightly spicy sweet taste and little
pieces of meat and potatoes it is just the perfect dish for any time of day or night.

Austrian Airlines
AUS NZ
Toll-free: 1800 642 438 Ph: (09) 308 3362
Ph: (02) 9200 4800 Web: www.austrian.com
Web: www.austrian.com
Daily flights to Vienna via Tokyo with partner airline Air New Zealand from
Daily flights to Vienna via Bangkok with partner airlines Thai Airways, Qantas, Auckland & Christchurch.
British Airways and Jetstar from Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane (twice a week Four times a week via Bangkok with partner airline Thai Airways from Auckland.
from Perth). Two times a week via Beijing with partner airline Air New Zealand from
Six times a week via Tokyo with partner airlines Qantas and Jetstar from Sydney, Auckland.
Brisbane & Cairns (three times a week from Perth). Many other options to Vienna via Hong Kong, Shanghai, Osaka, Singapore,
Five times a week via Beijing with partner airlines Qantas and Air China from San Francisco, Los Angeles, Kuala Lumpur, New Delhi, Toronto, New York and
Sydney and Melbourne. Washington with partner airlines Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines, Malaysia
Airlines and Cathay Pacific from selected New Zealand cities.
Many other options to Vienna via Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur, New Delhi, Singapore
with partner airlines Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines and Air China from
selected Australian cities.

Convenient connecting flights to Salzburg, Innsbruck, Graz, Klagenfurt and Linz.

Emirates
AUS NZ
Toll-free: 1300 303 777 Toll-free: 0508 364 728
Web: www.emirates.com/au Web: www.emirates.com/nz

Daily flights to Vienna from Sydney, Melbourne, Perth & Brisbane via Dubai. Daily flights to Vienna from Auckland via Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne & Dubai
and from Christchurch via Sydney & Dubai.

Korean Air
AUS NZ
Ph: (02) 9262 6000 Ph: (09) 914 2000
Web: www.koreanair.com Web: www.koreanair.com

3 flights per week from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to Vienna via Seoul. 3 flights per week from Auckland to Vienna via Seoul.

EVA Airways
AUS NZ
Ph: (07) 3860 5555 or (02) 8338 0419 Ph: (09) 358 8300
Web: www.evaair.com Web: www.evaair.com

3 flights per week from Brisbane to Vienna via Taipei. 3 flights per week from Auckland to Vienna via Brisbane & Taipei.

Other Airlines
Also other carriers fly to Austria from Australia and New Zealand via their Also a number of low cost carriers such as SkyEurope, Ryanair or Air Berlin
European hubs. For example connect to Austria’s cities via Frankfurt, Munich, include Vienna & other Austrian cities like Graz, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Linz &
Zürich and of course London. Klagenfurt in their networks within Europe.

Airport Transfer in Vienna


T he quickest and easiest way to get into the city centre from the airport is by the CITY
AIRPORT TRAIN (CAT). It departs every 30 minutes from 6.05am to 11.35pm and
takes just 16 minutes. Cost is €9.00 for adults and €5.00 for children.
www.cityairporttrain.com

The S7 railway runs every 30 minutes (all day and night) between the airport and Vienna
Central (Wien Mitte) via North Station and takes 24 minutes. Cost is €4.50.

Also, buses running every 30 minutes (from 6am to midnight) link the airport with the
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major stations Westbahnhof (West Station) and Südbahnhof (South Station) and takes
approx. 20 minutes. www.oebb.at

Taxis cost around €35.00 for a ride into the city centre and can take 30-45 minutes.

For more information, please visit the website of Vienna airport: www.viennaairport.com

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City Stays
Events / Sightseeing Heringsschmaus. Come Ash Wednesday Carnival parties & balls
Vienna / Salzburg and more are over and according to the catholic calender a 40 day fasting period
starts. On that occasion you will find traditional "herring-feasts" all over the

Company Days Inclusions Availability


Adventure World Sightseeing Tours. Sightseeing tours available in Vienna, Innsbruck & Salzburg All Year
NZ Vienna & Salzburg Events. Theatre and concert tickets. Tickets for the Salzburg Summer Festival Various
Ascot Tours 12 Cultural and Art Tours. Vienna opera, theatre, art and sightseeing, optional painting extention May - Sep.
NZ

Austria Travel Direct 4 Celebration of Joseph Haydn. Accommodation, meals, 72-hour Vienna Card & performances of Apr. - Oct.
AUS works of Haydn
3 Linz - Culture Capital 09. Accommodation, breakfast, Linz09 Card & other discounts All Year
3 Vienna Magic. Accommodation, breakfast, city tour & 72-hour Vienna Card All Year
3 Salzburg Magic. Accommodation, breakfast & 48-hour Salzburg Card All Year
3 Innsbruck Magic. Accommodation, breakfast & 48-hour Innsbruck Card All Year
3 Discover Graz. Accommodation, breakfast, dinner, city tour & Lippizaner World All Year
3 Discover Klagenfurt. Accommodation, breakfast & 1 special dinner All Year
3 Discover Seefeld. Accommodation, breakfast, evening meals & bicycle rental All Year
Vienna. Tickets for Spanish Riding School, Vienna State Opera, theatre, concerts & private Vienna guides All Year
Salzburg. Tickets for Sound of Music tour, Mozart Dinner Concert & private Salzburg guides All Year
Bregenz. Tickets to Bregenz Festival Jul. - Aug.
Austrian Holidays 3 Vienna Value Pack. Transfer, 2 nights accommodation, lunch, half day city tour & Schönbrunn Palace tour All Year
AUS
4 Vienna Explorer. Arrival transfer, 3 nights accommodation, 3 course dinner, coffee and cake at Café All Year
Sacher, half day city tour, 72-hour Vienna Card
4 Vienna Rendezvous. Return transfer, 3 nights accommodation, free use of sauna and steam bath, All Year
rendezvous Sissi package, souvenir gift
3 Salzburg City Stay. 2 nights accommodation, classical Salzburg city tour, coffee and cake, Salzburg All Year
sausage and beer & 24-hour Salzburg Card
Salzburg Sightseeing. 1-2 day around Salzburg & surrounding areas All Year
Vienna Sightseeing. 1/2 day / full day tours around Vienna & full day tours to Salzburg from Vienna All Year
Vienna Entertainment Packages. From coffee and cake at the Café Sacher to tickets for the House of All Year
Music and horse-drawn carriage rides
Beyond Travel 5 Grand Vienna. Accommodation, breakfast, city tour, 74-hour Vienna Card, Vienna woods & Danube Valley All Year
AUS NZ
4 Salzburg Spotlight Package. Accommodation, breakfast & city tour All Year
1+ Graz City Stays. Accommodation, breakfast, transfers & escorted sightseeing All Year
1+ Innsbruck City Stays. Accommodation, breakfast, transfers & optional sightseeing All Year
CIT Holidays Sightseeing and Events. Vienna & Salzburg: city tours All Year
AUS
Creative Holidays 3 Waltz of Vienna. Accommodation & historical city tour including Schönbrunn Palace All Year
AUS
3 Picturesque Salzburg. Accommodation & Mozart city tour All Year
3 Innsbruck Alpine Adventure. Accommodation & a visit to the Swarovski Crystal Worlds All Year
Eastern Europe Travel 3 Short Vienna. Accommodation & grand city tour with Schönbrunn Palace All Year
AUS NZ 4 Classic Vienna. Accommodation, grand city tour with Schönbrunn Palace, concert & 72-hour Vienna Card All Year
6 Vienna & Salzburg Experience. Independent rail tour All Year
3 Salzburg Stopover. Accommodation, Mozart tour & Hohensalzburg Fortress All Year
Eastern Eurotours 5 Vienna - Capital of Music. Discover Austria's wonderful capital which offers a smorgasbord of baroque All Year
AUS architecture with a dash of art nouveau
5 Vienna Rhapsody. Delight in the culinary and cultural experiences Vienna has to offer All Year
Sightseeing Vienna. Sightseeing tours in and around Vienna, tickets for Vienna Boys’ Choir, Spanish Riding All Year
School and Vienna State Opera, airport transfers
Sightseeing Salzburg. Sightseeing tours in and around Salzburg All Year
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2 or 3 Vienna City Packages. Accommodation, sightseeing tour & transfers All Year
2 or 3 Salzburg City Packages. Accommodation, sightseeing tour & transfers May - Oct.
Estours Travel 2 or 3 Vienna City Packages. Accommodation & transfers All Year
AUS
2 or 3 Salzburg City Packages. Accommodation & transfers All Year

* For contact numbers please refer to pages 42-45.


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City Stays
country to start the healthy period with a light fish meal. Many restaurants Events / Sightseeing
offer a "Herring-Buffet" where you will find delicious dishes featuring herring Vienna / Salzburg and more
varieties as well as other fish delicacies such as trout or fingerling.

Company Days Inclusions Availability


Estours Travel Vienna Events. Various concert and theatre tickets for Vienna On request
AUS

Eurolynx Travel Concerts, Theatres & Balls. Various concert and theatre tickets for Vienna and Salzburg; plus ball tickets All Year
NZ for Vienna
European 4 Vienna Erlebnis. 3 nights accommodation, transfers, 1/2 day city tour including Schönbrunn Palace All Year
Reservations Service 4 Salzburg Erlebnis. 3 nights accommodation, airport or station transfers, Mozart city tour & Sound of Music tour All Year
AUS
4 Innsbruck Erlebnis. 3 nights accommodation, Innsbruck city tour & tour to Swarovski Crystal Worlds All Year
Euroscape Travel 8 Highlight of Austria. Independent tour including Salzburg & Innsbruck All Year
AUS NZ 3 Best Value Vienna. Accommodation, arrival transfer & city tour All Year
4 Vienna in Style. Hotel accommodation, arrival/departure transfer, sightseeing, coffee and cake at Café All Year
Sacher & museum entrance
Sightseeing Tours Vienna and Salzburg. Hop-on/hop-off tours, historical Vienna and Schönbrunn All Year
Palace, city tour & Danube cruise, Grinzing night, following Sissi's footsteps, Wachau & romantic Danube,
Vienna woods & Mayrling, Salzburg city tour & Sound of Music
Concert Entertainment Tickets. Mozart and Strauss Concert, Vienna Boys' Choir, Spanish Riding School All Year
Explore Holidays 3 Vienna in Brief. Accommodation, breakfast, Vienna and Schönbrunn Palace tour, 72-hour Vienna Card Jan. - Oct.
AUS 3 Sounds of Salzburg. Accommodation, breakfast, original Sound of Music tour, 48-hour Salzburg Card Jan. - Oct.
4 Vienna Rhapsody. Accommodation, breakfast, city tour, coffee and cake at Café Sacher, Heurigen evening Jan. - Oct.
in Grinzing, 72-hour Vienna Card, Johann Strauss concert
4 Salzburg Rhapsody. Accommodation, breakfast, city tour, coffee and cake at Café Sacher lunch or dinner Jan. - Oct.
at St. Peter's Stiftskeller, 48-hour Salzburg Card
Sightseeing / Events in Vienna. Vienna Boys' Choir concert, Spanish Riding School, Vienna at first glance All Year
walking tour, Mozart Orchestra concert & much more
Sightseeing / Events in Salzburg. Salzburg sightseeing, Mozart Dinner Concert, Salt Mines & much more All Year
* For contact numbers please refer to pages 42-45.

Mozart's city is beautiful any time of year. The enchanting


Baroque city offers its guests a breathtaking backdrop, world-
famous attractions and a multitude of high-caliber cultural
events. From Mozart Week to the Easter and Summer Festivals to romantic Advent and
New Year's Eve events – "everyman" is sure to leave with unforgettable impressions.
Explore Salzburg for 24, 48 or 72 hours. All of the attractions and many other benefits
on one card.

TOURISMUS SALZBURG GMBH · Salzburg Information · 5020 Salzburg · Austria


Tel. +43/662/88987-0 · Fax +43/662/88987-32 · tourist@salzburg.info · www.salzburg.info
City Stays
Events / Sightseeing Chestnuts. Strolling through the streets of the Austrian cities during
Vienna / Salzburg and more winter time, the smell of roasted chestnuts fills the air. You will find the so
called “Maroniverkäufer” (street side vendors) around every corner. Not only

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GO Holidays Sightseeing Tour. City tour Vienna & Schönbrunn Palace, including Ringstrasse, the State Opera, Jan. - Oct.
NZ Belvedere Palace, Parliament & more
Icon Holidays Classical Vienna. Visit the most significant sites in Vienna with driver & guide All Year
AUS
1 Vienna Woods Tour. Visit this fabulous region with driver and guide, including lunch & coffee break All Year
Mozart's Salzburg. Walking tour of Salzburg with guide All Year
Salzburg Sound of Music Tour. Including all the famous sites from the film with driver & guide All Year
Infinity Holidays Vienna - Historical City Tour & Schönbrunn Palace. Highlights include the Ringstrasse, State Opera Jan. - Oct.
NZ and Museum of Fine Arts
Salzburg Tour ex Vienna. Old city, Festival Hall, St. Peter's abbey and Mozart's birthplace Jan. - Oct.
Innovative Travel 3 Short Vienna. Accommodation & grand city tour with Schönbrunn Palace All Year
NZ
4 Classic Vienna. Accommodation, grand city tour with Schönbrunn Palace, concert & 72-hour Vienna Card All Year
3 Salzburg Stopover. Accommodation, Mozart tour & Hohensalzburg Fortress All Year
6 Vienna & Salzburg Experience. Independent rail tour All Year
Keith Prowse Vienna Tickets. Tickets for Vienna State Opera, Volksopera, Vienna Boys' Choir, Vienna Residence All Year
AUS NZ Orchestra, Schönbrunn Palace Orchestra, Wiener Hofburg Orchestra, Johann Strauss concert and 4-course
dinner, House of Music plus dinner tour, Imperial Orchestra plus dinner and several other dining options
International Festivals Bureau. Tickets to Bregenz Festival and Salzburg Festival Jul. - Aug.
Vienna Tours. Tours including performances of the Spanish Riding School, Viennese Serenade & Grinzing, All Year
historical Vienna & Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna. Also Vienna by night, Danube panorama and boat tour,

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Vienna Woods and Mayerling
Salzburg Tours. Bavarian mountains and Salt Mines. Mozart city tour, romantic tour to Bavarian Alps, All Year
Salzburg classical city tour
Qantas Holidays Mozart City Tour. See the Mozarteum School of Music, the Marionette Theatre & other attractions Apr. - Oct.
AUS
* For contact numbers please refer to pages 42-45.

H OT E L S A C H E R
HOME OF THE O R I G I N A L S A C H E R - T O RT E

Hotel Sacher Wien


Philharmonikerstraße 4
A-1010 Wien
Tel.: +43/1/51 456-0 • Fax: DW 810
wien@sacher.com
Hotel Sacher Salzburg
Schwarzstraße 5-7
A-5020 Salzburg
Tel.: +43/662/88 977-0 • Fax: DW 551
salzburg@sacher.com
Internet & Shop:
www.sacher.com
City Stays
do chestnuts satisfy with their unique taste, at the same time they even warm Events / Sightseeing
up your fingers on cold winter days. Chestnuts are served in a triangle paper Vienna / Salzburg and more
bag and make a nutritious snack throughout the day.

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Qantas Holidays The most unique Sound of Music Tour. Tour of historic city Salzburg & surrounding areas where the Apr. - Oct.
AUS Sound of Music was filmed
1 Danube Excursion. Danube River cruise highlighting important monuments & panoramic city views Apr. - Sep.
Vienna Heurigen Show. Visit the Prater, then Vienna Heurigen Show including dinner Apr. - Oct.
City Tour and Schönbrunn Palace. Covers city highlights of Vienna & Schönbrunn Palace Apr. - Oct.
Tempo Holidays 5 Wine in Austria. Accommodation in Vienna, sightseeing, meals & wine tasting Apr. - Oct.
AUS NZ
4 Discover Haydn's Vienna. Accommodation, sightseeing, entrance to Haydn & Mozart House Apr. - Oct.
& 72-hour Vienna Card
4 Taste of Vienna. Accommodation, sightseeing, transfers, coffee & cake voucher & dinner All Year
at the Piaristenkeller
4 Taste of Salzburg. Accommodation, sightseeing, transfers & dinner concert All Year
The Tour Company 12 Cultural and Art Tours. Vienna opera, theatre, art and sightseeing, optional painting extention May - Sep.
NZ

Trafalgar Tours 9 Sound of Music. First class accommodation in Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck, many meals, luxury coach Apr. - Oct.
AUS travel & transfers
Travelplan/House of Travel Vienna Sightseeing & Activities. City tour, Schönbrunn Palace Sisi tour & Schönbrunn Palace concerts All Year
NZ
Salzburg Sightseeing & Activities. Bavarian Alps tour, Salzkammergut lakes & mountains tour, the most All Year
unique Sound of Music tour, Eagles Nest, follow Maria's footsteps tour & Mozart city tour
Venture Holidays & Vienna & Salzburg Experience. Accommodation and sightseeing Jan. - Oct.
Holiday Connect
AUS
Viator Vienna Sightseeing & Activities. Several tours are available such as Schönbrunn Palace, Danube valley All Year
AUS day trips, historical city tour, hop-on/hop-off, Vienna woods & more
Salzburg Sightseeing & Activities. Several tours are available such as the original Sound of Music tour, All Year
Eagles Nest, Lake District, Ice Caves, Salt Mines & much more
World Wide Ticketing Events. Tickets for venues and events including: Vienna State Opera, Vienna Ring Cycle 2009, Volksopera,
AUS Vienna Boys' Choir, Spanish Riding School, Musikverein, Schönbrunn Palace concerts, Vienna Mozart
Concerts, Opera Ball, Schubertiade, Bregenz Festival, Salzburg Festival & Kaiserball
* For contact numbers please refer to pages 42-45.

Austria’s cities – all inclusive

* VIENNA CARD. 72 hours/€18.50


Get 210 discounts, unlimited free travel by underground, bus and tram
with this card. Available at hotels and the Tourist Information Center on
Albertinaplatz, at all sales offices or information booths of the Vienna
Transportation System or from outside of Austria just call
+43-1-798 44 00-148 or go online www.vienna.info

* SALZBURG CARD. 24 hours/from €22.00, 48 hours/from €30.00,


72 hours/from €35.00
Get free single admission to all the city’s attractions, free use of public
transport throughout the city, incl. fortress funicular, panorama boat & cable
car Untersberg and more discounts for cultural events. Children half price.
© VIENNA TOURIST BOARD/F3, SALZBURG TOURISM, INNSBRUCK TOURISM

Available at your hotel, at the Salzburg Information Offices, Salzburg Airport or


online www.salzburg.info

* INNSBRUCK CARD. 24 hours/€25.00, 48 hours/€30.00,


72 hours/€35.00
It gets you admission to Innsbruck's most important sights as well as the
mint tower in Hall and the Swarovski Crystal Worlds and includes all public
transports in Innsbruck and much more. Sales and information at all tourist
information offices of the Innsbruck Tourist Board, at all ticket windows
at the ski areas and at larger museums. www.innsbruck.info

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Major Events
Gingerbread. Approaching Christmas time delicious handmade
gingerbread can not be missed. It ranges in taste from spicy to sweet and
comes in a variety of shapes with round being the most common or heart

Winter Events Gourmet Travel Festival in Graz and the


surrounding area. 4 - 13 June, Twelve international
Christmas Markets. November – December, top chefs from three continents cook with regional
countless Christmas markets in just about every city, products from Styria, www.gourmetreisefestival.at
town and village feature regional handicrafts and Viennese Epicurean Festival. May 2009, Regional
delicious food. specialties made by small producers from all over
New Year’s Concert. 30 – 31 Dec. & 1 January, Austria, www.kulinarisches-erbe.at
world-renowned performance by the Vienna All Apricots in Krems. July 2009. The apricot
Philharmonic Orchestra. Ticket orders are accepted festival in the Wachau region, www.krems.at
exclusively on the Vienna Philharmonic’s website,
one year in advance, between 2 and 23 January, Culinary Autumn in the Styrian Volcanic
www.wienerphilharmoniker.at "Weisser Ring" downhill race, Arlberg Region. September 2009, Every year on the last
weekend of September, www.kulinarischer-herbst.at
Vienna Ball Season. November – End February,
around 300 balls are held in Vienna, highlights Throughout Austria
including the traditional “Opernball”.
Salzburg Festival. 25 July – 30 August, operas,
Fasching or Carnival. November – February, it
drama productions, concerts and outstanding
is a public celebration, combining some elements
performances make the Salzburg Festival one of the
of a circus and public street party. There are great
world’s major music and theatre festivals,
parties, parades, traditions and costumes to be seen
www.salzburgfestival.at
throughout Austria.
Innsbruck Summer of Dance. 26 June – 12 July,
Mozart Festival. 23 January – 1 February, musical
international dance performances from classical
moments from Mozart to Haydn, in the birthplace of
ballet to various modern dance forms, jazz and
the great composer, www.mozarteum.at Spanish Riding School, Vienna
modern expressive dance, www.tanzsommer.at
Ski Openings. November – December, be the first
Innsbruck Festival on Ancient Music. 7 July –
one on the slopes and kick-start your skiing with
29 August, Music from the medieval times to early
parties, festivals and promotions in various Austrian
classical periods. Performances are at historical
skiing resorts.
venues with historical instruments, www.altemusik.at
Music, Art and Culture Graz Styriarte. 26 June – 26 July, the Styrian
Festivals/ Events Festival, synonymous for avant-garde artist
performances in stately historical rooms. Opera,
Vienna Festival Weeks. 8 May – 14 June, The choral and orchestral concerts, www.styriarte.com
world’s most renowned orchestras, conductors and
soloists will once again perform at the Musikverein, Bregenz Festival. 22 July – 22 August, Theatre,
www.festwochen.at operas and concerts on a floating stage in Lake
Mörbisch Lakeside Festival Constance, www.bregenzerfestspiele.com
Music Film Festival in front of the Vienna City
Hall. 27 July – 30 August, see operas and classical Schubertiade. 17 – 27 June, 29 August – 8
music films, screened on a giant screen with the September, with about 70 events, the Schubertiade
backdrop of the majestic city hall while enjoying is the most significant and most distinguished
delicacies, www.wien-event.at Schubert festival in the world, www.schubertiade.at

Opera Season in Vienna. 30 August – 28 June, International Haydn Festival. 9 – 27 September,


daily performances during the season. The Vienna Esterhazy Palace, Haydn’s London and Paris
State Opera and the Vienna Volksopera will be closed symphonies, www.haydn2009.at
during the months of July and August, Haydn Festival. June, Rohrau Palace, music
www.wiener-staatsoper.at, www.volksoper.at readings and dance dedicated to Joseph Haydn,
Vienna Boys' Choir. September – June, mass www.schloss-rohrau.at
performances in the chapel of the Imperial Palace Linz European Capital of Culture 09 www.linz09.at
Mörbisch Lakeside Festival, “My Fair Lady”.
are held every Sunday morning. The standing room is
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9 July – 23 August, operetta spectacle on the shores


free of charge, www.wsk.at of Lake Neusiedl, www.seefestspiele-moerbisch.at
Spanish Riding School. February – June and Linz Bruckner Festival. 14 September – 4
September – December, performances, training October, the festival with international artists
sessions and other performances like classical performing music by and from the time of Anton
dressage or evening gala performances, www.srs.at Bruckner opens with a “classical cloud of sound”,
Gourmet Festivals www.brucknerfest.at

Gourmet Festival in the Wachau Region. 19 - 30 Danube Festival. 23 April – 3 May, avant-
March, celebrated chefs & star wine growers in a classy garde pop festival with music performances and
series of events, www.wachau-gourmet-festival.at installations, www.donaufestival.at
Haydn 2009 www.haydn2009.net

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shaped varieties as gifts for loved ones. The ingredients usually include Cultural Tours / Packages
honey, spices such as aniseed, ginger, cardamon and also nuts or candied
fruit. It is the perfect sweet afternoon snack along with a cup of coffee or tea.

Company Days Inclusions Availability


Academy Travel 14 Wagner's Ring Cycle. Experience Vienna and excursions to Salzburg & Eisenstadt May
AUS
Alumni Travel 20 Summer Festivals in Austria. A music journey through Austria with Len Amadio AM including tickets for Jul.
AUS 9 performances
Austria Travel Direct 8 Opera Cruise. Passau, Vienna, Melk, Esztergom & Budapest All Year
AUS Salzburg. Salzburg Cantus Choir & Orchestra Festival All Year
Austrian Holidays 4 Salzburg, Music and Mountains. Accommodation, 48-hour Salzburg Card & Concert All Year
AUS
Vienna Concerts. Schönbrunn Palace Orchestra, Vienna Mozart Orchestra & Vienna Boys' Choir All Year
Gullivers Sport & Music Travel Vienna Summa Cum Laude International Music Festival. Festival & competition for young musicians Jul.
AUS Music tours of Austria. Arranging of workshops and excellent performance venues All Year
Martin Randall Travel 7 Haydn in Eisenstadt. International festival in the small country town where Joseph Haydn lived Aug.
AUS NZ
8 The Ring in Vienna. Wagner in Europe's finest opera house with world's best orchestra Sep.
5, 6, 9 The Schubertiade. Music and hill walking in Vorarlberg May
6 The Haydn Festival in Vienna. Private concerts in beautiful historic buildings celebrating Haydn's birthday Aug. - Sep.
Odyssey Travel 22 Music & Art of the Habsburg Cities. Including Austria, Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic, Aug.
AUS NZ fully inclusive
Renaissance Tours 8 The Ring in Vienna. Package to Vienna to coincide with the Vienna Ring Cycle May - Jun.
AUS

Travelplan/House of Travel Concert Schönbrunn Palace. Daily Schönbrunn Palace concerts All Year
NZ
Viator Concerts in Salzburg and Vienna. Several concerts and events available such as Vienna Mozart concert All Year
AUS at the Musikverein, Schönbrunn Palace evening concert, Mozart concert at the St. Peter Stiftskeller Salzburg
* For contact numbers please refer to pages 42-45.

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All year round we can book your tickets for:
❊ Vienna State Opera ❊ Schönbrunn Palace Concerts
❊ Volksopera ❊ Vienna Mozart Concerts
❊ Vienna Boys' Choir ❊ Vienna Hofburg Concerts
❊ Spanish Riding School ❊ Winter Sports
❊ Vienna Musikverein Concerts ❊ Accomodation from Pension to Six-Star
❊ Vienna State Opera - Vienna Ring Cycle 2009 ❊ Rail Travel in Austria

We can also book tickets for these highlights of the Austrian event calendar:
❊ Opera Ball (February) ❊ Salzburg Festival (August)
❊ Schubertiade Festival (June-September) ❊ Kaiser Ball (December)
❊ Bregenz Festival (July) ❊ New Year's Eve Concert at Musikverein
❊ Trioler Festival (July) ❊ New Year's Day Concert at Musikverein

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analytical skills to become a qualified ski instructor. Numerous World Cup Champions and Olympians friendly resorts to off-piste skiing and racy downhill
Austria’s ski instructors are among the best in have graduated from Austrian ski training sections. And of course the perfect infrastructure
the world and their competence and reputation schools and international ski teams are coming does not end with slopes and cable cars: inviting
is based on many years of experience. In fact the to Austria each year to train and get ready for mountain huts, world-class gourmet restaurants or
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Company Inclusions
Alpine World Packages & accommodation options from budget to deluxe in Innsbruck, Kitzbühel, Lech/Zürs, St. Anton & Mayrhofen
AUS
Austria Travel Direct Packages to Gastein Valley, Innsbruck, Kitzbühel, Mayrhofen, Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Seefeld, St. Anton,
AUS Zell am See/Kaprun. Accommodation (specialising in farmhouse accommodation for family groups) meals and transfers
Contiki Holidays Ski Austria one or two weeks in the Tirol/Holiday Region Hohe Salve - Hopfgarten: accommodation, transfers from
AUS NZ London & Contiki site reps on hand

* For contact numbers please refer to pages 42-45.


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Skiing Brettljause. An excursion into the mountains or a bike ride along the
river Danube is not complete without a tasty Brettljause, all sorts of cold food
served on a wooden platter. This dish strengthens the legs and makes one
fit for such a long hike or bike ride. A typical Austrian Brettljause has bacon
and farmhouse bread, but must also include a piece of cheese and smoked

Company Inclusions
Eastern Eurotours 7-night packages in Bad Gastein/Hofgastein, Flachau, Fügen, Innsbruck, Ischgl, Kirchdorf, Kitzbühel, Lech/Zürs, Mayrhofen, Oberndorf,
AUS Saalbach, Seefeld, St. Anton, St. Johann/Tirol, Sölden, The Cube/Nassfeld & Zell am See/Kaprun. Accommodation, transfers, lift passes, ski
hire & ski school
Estours Travel Gaschurn, Innsbruck, Kitzbühel, Lech/Zürs, Saalbach, Seefeld, St. Anton, Zell am See/Kaprun. Escorted/individual group tours to the top
AUS Austrian ski resorts
Euroscape Travel 7-night packages in Innsbruck, Kitzbühel, Mayrhofen & Seefeld
AUS NZ

Footsteps Holidays Seefeld: Accommodation including half board, ski guide - beginners & intermediates
AUS Downhill skiing & snowboarding Sölden/Tirol: Accommodation including breakfast, dinner, ski guide - beginners & intermediates
Mogul Ski World Packages in the most famous Austrian ski resorts
AUS
Ski Alive International 7-night packages in: Igls, Innsbruck, Ischgl, Kitzbühel, Lech/Oberlech, Mayrhofen, Neustift/Stubai Valley, Seefeld, Sölden, St. Anton, Zell am
NZ See/Kaprun. Transfers available for all resorts, stop-over packages in Innsbruck, Vienna and Salzburg
Ski Austria Tours 7-or 14-night land only packages including guided skiing, 4* accommodation, breakfast & dinner, transfers, ski-hire and lift passes. Meet the
AUS locals and experience the tradition and fun of the Wilder Kaiser Region in Tirol, one of the most beautiful locations in Austria. A truly unique
experience
Skimax 7-day ski packages to all Austrian ski resorts
AUS

Sno’n’ Ski Tours Adult escorted programs to Innsbruck for 7 and 10 nights. Organisation of school ski trips to Innsbruck
AUS

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Travelplan Australia Weekly accommodation from charming B&B's to apartments and deluxe hotels in Innsbruck, Ischgl, Kitzbühel, Lech/Zürs, Mayrhofen,
AUS Neustift, Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis, Sölden, St. Anton, Stubai Valley, Zell am See/Kaprun. City stops in Innsbruck, Salzburg and Vienna can be
arranged, as well as car hire.
Value Tours 7-night packages to Innsbruck, Kitzbühel, Lech and St. Anton
AUS
* For contact numbers please refer to pages 42-45.

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hard sausage. One might perhaps add a couple of radishes, farmhouse
butter and a gherkin. At lunchtime there might be a slice of juicy roast pork Walking
with crackling. The meal is rounded off with home-distilled Schnapps to aid Cycling Tours / Packages
digestion, and suitably “fortified”, one can set off again.

Company Days Inclusions Availability


A Walker's World 8 Walking the Tirol. A walk to discover the Alps in the Kitzbühel area of the Austrian Tirol Jun. - Sep.
NZ
8 The Salzkammergut. Walking in the Austrian Lake District near Salzburg Jun. - Sep.
8 Vienna to Prague. A walk between two capitals mostly on the border of Austria and the Czech Republic May - Oct.
Ascot Tours 3, 8 Austria, Bavaria Walking Tours. Walking tours - Self-guided or fully escorted May - Sep.
NZ
3, 8 Austria, Germany Cycling Tours. Cycling tours - Self-guided or fully escorted May - Sep.
Austria Travel Direct 7 Cycling Tours. Escorted and unescorted tours throughout Austria May - Sep.
AUS
7+ Hiking Tours. Escorted and unescorted tours throughout Austria May - Sep.
Austrian Holidays Hiking & Cycling Tours. Hiking/Cycling: from the lake to the peak, walking the Danube & cycling around All Year
AUS 10 lakes
Backroads - 6 Austria & Czech Republic. Biking tour from Prague to Vienna via Cesky Krumlov & the Danube May - Sep.
Walking and Biking 6 Austria & Czech Republic. Walking tour from Prague to Salzburg taking in the Bohemian delights & Jun. - Sep.
AUS baroque treasures
Cycling Europe 5, 6, 7, 8 Passau to Vienna. A delightful roll alongside the Danube on mostly dedicated cycle paths May - Sep.
NZ
8 Salzburg to Vienna. Cycle from the Salzkammergut Lake District to the Danube Valley Apr. - Oct.
8 The Adige Bicycle Path. Independent or guided cycle tour from Innsbruck to Bolzano in Northern Italy Apr. - Sep.
8, 9 Vienna to Budapest. A cycle trip along the Danube between the Austrian and Hungarian capitals Apr. - Oct.
8 Vienna to Prague. Guided or independent cycle through rolling countryside, forests and past storybook Apr. - Oct.
castles and palaces
8 Salzburg to Prague. Cycle from Austria's Lake District to the Wachau wine area and into the rolling Apr. - Oct.
countryside of southern Moravia
8 Passau to Passau. A four country cruise and bike trip along the Danube to Vienna, Bratislava and Apr. - Oct.
Budapest returning to Passau
Eastern Eurotours 2 Vienna & Bratislava - the Danube Cycle Path. Cycling itinerary starting and finishing in Vienna including Bratislava Apr. - Oct.
AUS
8 Bike & Beach on Lake Neusiedl. Discover Austria and Hungary on a cycling tour around Lake Neusiedl Apr. - Oct.
8 Salzburg & Vienna Cycle Tour. Cycle through Salzburg, Traunsee, Lambach, Linz, Grein/Ardagger, Apr. - Oct.
Wachau, Tulln & Vienna
Eurolynx Travel 8 Stubai Alps. Guided walking tour of the Stubai Valley based at the village of Telfes Jun. - Aug.
NZ 8 Salzkammergut. Guided walking tour based at the village of Strobl May - Sep.
8 Zillertal Alps. Guided walking tour based at the Tyrolean village of Mayrhofen May - Sep.
8 Winter Walking & Snow-shoeing. Choice of Mayrhofen or Ramsau as your base Jan. - Mar.
8 Ten Lakes Discovery. Independent cycling tour ex Salzburg including luggage transport, route descriptions Apr. - Oct.
and maps, as well as bike hire
8 Cycles, Castles & Crystals. Independent cycling tour, through Tirol and Bavaria including luggage Apr. - Sep.
transport, route descriptions and maps, as well as bike hire
8 Danube Tour. Independent cycling tour, following the Danube including luggage transport, route Apr. - Oct.
descriptions and maps, as well as bike hire
8 Passau to Vienna. Independent cycling tour following the Danube to finish in Vienna including luggage Apr. - Oct.
transport, route descriptions and maps, as well as bike hire
8 Vienna to Budapest. Independent cycling tour including luggage transport, route descriptions and maps, May - Sep.
as well as bike hire
Eurovillas Cycling Event. Masters in Deutschlandsberg and St. Johann Aug.
AUS

Explore Holidays 7 Walking Tour Zugspitze. Explore the area around the Zugspitze including accommodation, walking Jun. - Sep.
AUS rucksack and tour book, cable car ticket & meals
8 Lake Walking in Salzkammergut. Explore the Salzkammergut including accommodation, trekking Apr. - Oct.
rucksack and tour book, boat fares & meals
Footsteps Holidays 7 Winter Walking & Snow-shoeing. Mayrhofen/Tirol: Accommodation including breakfast, dinner, walking Jan. - Mar.
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AUS guide, beginners & intermediates


7 Guided Walking Salzkammergut. Strobl am Wolfgangsee: Accommodation including breakfast, dinner & May - Sep.
English speaking guide
7 Guided Walking Ötztal/Sölden. Accommodation including breakfast, dinner & English speaking guide Jun. - Sep.
7 Guided Walking Zillertal. Accommodation including breakfast, dinner & English speaking guide May - Sep.
* For contact numbers please refer to pages 42-45.
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Walking
Cycling Tours / Packages Obstler. “Obst“ is the German word for fruit, and the “Obstler“ is a
typical Austrian Schnapps distilled – as its name suggests – from mashed,
fermented fruit. Its aroma comes from the type of fruit used in its making:

Company Days Inclusions Availability


Footsteps Holidays 7 Self-guided Cycling Austrian Lakes & Mountains. B&B or breakfast, dinner, maps, guide notes, bike hire & Apr. - Oct.
AUS transfers
7 Self-guided Cycling Passau to Vienna (Danube Cycle Path). B&B or breakfast, dinner, maps, guide May - Oct.
notes, bike hire & luggage transfer
7 Self-guided Cycling tour by the Danube between Passau and Grein. B&B or breakfast, dinner, maps, May - Oct.
guide notes, bike hire, luggage transfer, boat, train & ferry
8 Self-guided Cycling Innsbruck to Passau (Inn Cycle Trail). B&B including breakfast, dinner, maps, Apr. - Oct.
guide notes, bike hire, luggage transfers & train
7 Guided Cycling Vienna to Budapest (via Lakes Fertoe & Balaton). Accommodation including May - Sep.
breakfast, dinner, guide, bike hire, luggage transfers & Budapest coach tour
GO Holidays 8 Austrian Lakes Walk. Accommodation, selected meals, luggage transfer, boat trip & route book Apr. - Oct.
NZ 8 Salzburg to Vienna Cycle. Accommodation, selected meals, bicycle & maps Apr. - Oct.
10 Austrian Lakes Hike & Bike. Accommodation, selected meals, route book & luggage transfers May - Oct.
Heatwater Holidays Various Walking and Cycling. Tours including Lake Constance, Salzburg, the Danube & the Tirol Apr. - Oct.
NZ
interNATIONAL PARKtours 22 Berlin to Blumau. Guided walking tour, including a visit to Bad Blumau Sep.

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AUS 19 Austrian Alps & Beyond. Walking tour with local guides, unique accommodation, regional food Sep. - Oct.
& like-minded travellers
Outdoor Travel - The Active 8 Salzburg and the Austrian Alps. Walking tour including all meals & guides Jun. - Sep.
Holiday Company 8 Dachstein. Self-guided tour including Hallstatt Jun. - Sep.
AUS
9 Vienna to Prague Cycling Tour. Self-guided tour May - Oct.
* For contact numbers please refer to pages 42-45.

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AZALEA Heritage Hotel Hallstatt ****


Landungsplatz 102
4830 Hallstatt, AUSTRIA
Hallstatt is often described as the most beautiful
lake-side town in the world. Tel.: +43 6134 200 36
Fax: +43 6134 200 42
The AZALEA Heritage Hotel Hallstatt which consists of 3 buildings,
is a historical but modern adapted Hotel situated in the centre hallstatt@heritage-hotel.at
of the UNESCO World Heritage City of Hallstatt/Salzkammergut www.azalea-hotels.com
Walking
pear, apple or plum. The rule of thumb: the better the fruit, the better the Cycling Tours / Packages
Schnapps. Gourmets describe the 40 % alcohol content of this fruity “Obstler“
as ideal for drinking enjoyment.

Company Days Inclusions Availability


Outdoor Travel - The Active 7 Inn Bike Trail. Self-guided cycling tour from Switzerland to Innsbruck May - Oct.
Holiday Company 8 Ötz Valley. Centre based walking tour, choice of 2 guided walks/day Jun. - Aug.
AUS
Various Additional Tours. Lake District, Inn valley, Carinthian lakes & Danube cycle path May - Oct.
Passport Travel 8 Salzburg to Vienna. Accommodation, detailed trip notes, bike & luggage transfers May - Oct.
AUS 7 Passau to Vienna. Accommodation, detailed trip notes, bike & luggage transfers Apr. - Oct.
10 Carinthian Lakes. Accommodation, detailed trip notes, bike & luggage transfers Apr. - Oct.
8 Salzkammergut. Accommodation, detailed trip notes & luggage transfers Apr. - Oct.
The Tour Company 3, 8 Austria, Bavaria Walking Tours. Walking tours - self-guided or fully escorted May - Sep.
NZ 3, 8 Austria, Germany Cycling Tours. Cycling tours - self-guided or fully escorted May - Sep.
Top Ten Trecks 8 Salzburg & the Austrian Lakes. First class accommodation, fully guided, fine cuisine & wines May - Aug.
AUS
8 Dachstein Alps. Self-guided Inn-to-Inn walk via UNESCO World Heritage site Hallstättersee including B&B Jun. - Oct.
3* accommodation
8 Austrian Lakes & Moutains. Easy self-guided Inn-to-Inn walk in Dachstein area including transfers to Jun. - Oct.
start of walks
5 Austrian Lakes District. Shorter self-guided Inn-to-Inn walk mainly around Hallstättersee Aug. - Oct.
8 Austria's Alpine Heartland. Medium self-guided Inn-to-Inn walk around Zell am See including transfers Jul. - Sep.
to start of walks
8 Garmisch to Innsbruck. Demanding guided hike. Summit options, balcony paths, 3* moutain hotels/ Jun. - Sep.
cabins with breakfast & dinner
8 Salzburg's Lake District. Self-guided Inn-to-Inn cycle, easy grade, 3-4* B&B accommodation including 5 dinners May - Oct.
8 Danube Castles & Vineyards. Easy self-guided Inn-to Inn cycle, 4*accommodation with 5 dinners. Most May - Oct.
picturesque section of the Danube
8, 15 Cycling the Danube. Self-guided cycling tour from Passau to Vienna (or vice-versa) Apr. - Sep.
Travelplan/House of Travel 8 Vienna to Prague. Guided cycling tour May - Sep.
NZ

Utracks 8 Blue Danube Cycle. Self-guided hotel based cycle from Passau to Vienna along the Danube Apr. - Oct.
AUS NZ
8 Hungarian Rhapsody. Self-guided hotel based cycle from Vienna to Budapest along the Danube Apr. - Oct.
15 Danube Cycle. Self-guided hotel based cycle from Passau to Budapest along the Danube Apr. - Sep.
8 Salzburg to Vienna Cycle. Self-guided hotel based cycle from Salzburg through Salzkammergut and along Apr. - Oct.
the Danube to Vienna
8 The Danube by Bike & Boat. Boat based cycle trip between Passau & Vienna May - Oct.
8 Danube Explorer to Budapest. Boat based cycle trip between Passau & Budapest Apr. - Oct.
7 Mozart Cycle. Follow the Mozart cycle path through Salzkammergut including Mozart's birth city, Salzburg Apr. - Oct.
8 Alpine Rhine Cycle. Self-guided cycle following the flow of the Rhine from Switzerland to Lake Constance Apr. - Oct.
10 Austrian Lakes Hike & Bike. Explore the Salzkammergut from Salzburg by bike and on foot May - Oct.
8 Trans Tyrol - Garmisch to Innsbruck. A Self-guided walk in the Tirol Apr. - Oct.
8 Danube Walk. Self-guided walk through the Wachau from Krems to Melk Apr. - Oct.
Wanderweg Holidays 5, 8 or 10 Danube Cycle Path. Individual or guided cycling tour Apr. - Oct.
AUS
8 Salzburg to Vienna. Individual cycling tour Apr. - Oct.
8 Vienna to Budapest. Individual cycling tour Apr. - Oct.
8 Along the River Mur. Individual or guided cycling tour Apr. - Oct.
8 Danube by Bike & Boat. Cycling tour including accommodation on ship & daily route briefing May - Sep.
8 Salzkammergut 10 Lakes. Individual cycling tour Apr. - Sep.
8 Romantic Road. Individual cycling tour from Innsbruck to Donauwörth Apr. - Oct.
8 Lake Walking in Salzkammergut. Individual or guided walking tour including accommodation, luggage Apr. - Oct.
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transfers, route descriptions & maps


9 Walking in Vorarlberg. Individual or guided walking tour including accommodation, luggage transfers, May - Sep.
route descriptions & maps
7, 8 Saalfelden. Individual or guided walking tour including accommodation, luggage transfers, route Apr. - Oct.
descriptions & maps

* For contact numbers please refer to pages 42-45.


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Danube Cruises
Including Christmas & New Year's Cruises

Company Days Inclusions Availability


A Walker's World 2 Cruising the Danube. An overnight cruise with wine tasting, sightseeing, meals and accommodation May - Oct.
NZ between Vienna & Passau
Adventure World 8 Viking River Cruise. Romantic Danube from Budapest to Nuremberg including Vienna & Wachau Apr. - Nov.
NZ

Albatross Travel Group 16 Through Bohemia to the Danube. Germany, Czech Republic & 8 day Danube river cruise including May - Oct.
AUS NZ Dürnstein, Melk & Vienna
APT World Discoveries 11 Legendary Danube. Prague to Budapest including Linz, Melk, Salzburg & Vienna Apr. - Nov.
AUS NZ
13 Blue Danube Discovery. Budapest to Prague including Linz, Melk, Salzburg, Dürnstein & Vienna May - Nov.
15 Magnificent Europe I. Cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest (or vice-versa) including Linz, Melk, Dürnstein, Mar. - Nov.
Weissenkirchen & Vienna
15 European Christmas Cruise. Budapest to Amsterdam (or vice-versa) including Wachau, Nov. - Dec.
Salzburg & Vienna
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20 Ultimate River Cruise. Budapest to Paris including Linz, Melk, Salzburg, Dürnstein & Vienna Apr. - Nov.
21 Magnificent Europe II. Paris to Prague (or vice-versa) including Linz, Melk, Dürnstein, Mar. - Nov.
Weissenkirchen & Vienna
27 Croatia & Magnificent Europe. Tour Croatia and cruise the Danube including Wachau & Vienna Jun. - Sep.
* For contact numbers please refer to pages 42-45.
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Danube Cruises
Including Christmas & New Year's Cruises

The legendary
Danube
Nothing introduces you better to the delights of Austria like a trip
down the Danube, where its banks are rich with history, cultural
treasures and sunlit vineyards.

I t is 7 o’clock in the morning on a beautiful Austrian summer day and you are already up on the
sundeck of your vessel to admire the surrounding scenery. On the way through the enchanting
river valley you pass nameable cities such as Linz - European Capital of Culture 2009, ancient
castles perched up on high cliffs, historical villages - some so small you need to walk as cars
aren’t allowed and green grapevines ripening under a baking sun.

You cruise along the 900-year old Benedictine Abbey of Melk at the entrance to the World Cultural
Heritage Region Wachau before you go ashore in Dürnstein where you walk through medieval
2 cobblestone streets and discover the magnificent blue façade of the baroque Stiftskirche.

Wet your appetite!


When you close your eyes you can observe and enjoy the aroma of the well known Wachau apricot.
From the fruit gardens along the river, locals produce tempting goodies such as jams and fruit-jellies,
Schnapps, or cakes and sell them in their little shops or at the local farmers markets.

Winemaking in the area around the river Danube can be traced back to the Celtic times. Try one of
the famous Austrian wines produced in this area such as the Grüner Veltliner or Riesling in one of
the inviting wine-taverns or on board of your vessel while the scenery is passing by.

Soon you will arrive in the heart of Austria’s capital city Vienna. The Danube metropolis with its
inviting coffee houses, classical music and charming atmosphere is not only the most loved city
of world famous musicians and composers, with its Imperial Palaces, old trams and charismatic
locals it will for sure make your Danube cruise an unforgettable experience.

1. Idyllic Weissenkirchen on the banks of the river Danube


2. Magnificent blue façade of the baroque Stiftskirche Dürnstein
1 3
3. Linz - European Capital of Culture 2009

Company Days Inclusions Availability


APT World Discoveries 29 Istanbul to Paris. Tour Istanbul and Gallipoli, cruise from Bucharest to Trier or Amsterdam including Linz, Apr. - Oct.
AUS NZ Melk, Dürnstein, Weissenkirchen & Vienna
29 Italy & Magnificent Europe. Tour Italy, visit Graz and cruise the Danube including Wachau & Vienna May - Sep.
Austria Travel Direct 8 Budapest to Nuremberg. Including Vienna, Melk & Linz Jun. - Aug.
AUS
8 Magic of Advent, Christmas and New Year's Eve Danube River Cruise. Including Vienna Dec.
10 Best of Europe. Berlin to Budapest including Melk & Vienna Aug.
10 Danube & Prague. Nuremberg to Budapest including Vienna, Melk & Linz Jun. - Aug.
12 Blue Danube Adventure. Budapest to Passau including Vienna & Wachau Jul. - Aug.
15 Across Europe. Amsterdam to Budapest including Vienna & Wachau May - Oct.
16 Beautiful Blue Danube. Passau to Black Sea including Vienna & Wachau Apr. - Oct.
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18 9 Countries Danube Cruise. Budapest to Prague including Vienna Jun. - Aug.


Austrian Holidays River Journeys Premicon Queen. Christmas on the Danube / Advent on the Danube / New Year on the Danube Dec.
AUS

Avalon Waterways 9 Christmas Time on the Danube. Prague to Vienna, including Linz, Melk & Vienna Dec.
AUS NZ
11 The Legendary Danube. Prague to Budapest including Linz, Melk & Vienna Apr. - Oct.
* For contact numbers please refer to pages 42-45.
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Danube Cruises Kaiserschmarrn. There are a number of legends surrounding the
Including Christmas & New Year's Cruises creation of the Kaiserschmarrn. However, one thing is certain: This sweet
dessert tasted exceptionally good to Kaiser Franz Joseph I, so he made
Kaiserschmarrn one of Austria’s most famous dishes. For Kaiserschmarrn,

Company Days Inclusions Availability


Avalon Waterways 13 European Splendour. Amsterdam to Vienna including Grein, Melk & Vienna Jun. - Aug.
AUS NZ
13 Blue Danube to the Black Sea. Vienna to Bucharest beginning with the nights in Vienna Jun. - Aug.
15 Magnificent Europe. Amsterdam to Budapest including Linz, Melk, Dürnstein & Vienna Mar. - Oct.
17 Jewels of Central Europe. Paris to Budapest including Linz, Melk & Vienna May/Jun./Sep./Oct.
19 Grand Black Sea Cruise. Prague to Budapest including Linz, Melk & Vienna Apr. - Sep.

Beyond Travel 8 Romantic Danube. Danube cruise from Budapest to Nuremberg including Vienna, Melk & Linz Mar. - Nov.
AUS NZ
8 Danube Explorer. Christmas cruise from Vienna to Nuremberg including Melk & Linz Nov. - Dec.
8 Danube Holiday Delight. Christmas cruise from Passau to Vienna including Linz, Salzburg & Melk Nov. - Dec.
15 Grand European Tour. Amsterdam to Budapest including Melk, Dürnstein, Linz & Vienna Apr. - Nov.
16 Eastern European Odyssey. Cruise the Danube from Bucharest to Nuremberg including Vienna & Melk May - Oct.
Classic Voyages 8 Danube Cruise. MV Mozart from Passau to Passau including Budapest & Vienna Mar. - Nov.
AUS
8 Danube Cruise. MV Casanova from Passau to Passau including Budapest & Vienna Jun./Aug./Sep./Nov.
8 Cruise/Tour 1. MV Mozart including excursions and optional discovery add-on Salzburg Apr. - Oct.
8 European Capitals. MV Mozart including excursions and optional post cruise Salzburg hotel package Apr. - Oct.
11 Black Sea Cruises. Passau to Vienna including Belgrade & Rousse-Tulcea Jun.
12 Black Sea Cruises. Tulcea to Belgrade including Vienna & Melk Jun. - Jul.
17 Cruise/Tour 2. Elbe & Danube river cruise including excursion package, transfers & accommodation May - Oct.
17 Best of Elbe & Danube. Elbe river cruise combined with 7-night Danube river cruise including excursions, May - Oct.
transfers & accommodation
Creative Holidays 1 European Serenade. Uniworld River Cruise from Vienna to Amsterdam (or vice-versa) including Linz May - Nov.
AUS
8 Enchanting Danube. Uniworld River Cruise from Passau to Budapest (or vice-versa) including Vienna, Mar. - Nov.
Wachau & Linz
15 European Jewels. Uniworld River Cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest (or vice-versa) including Wachau Apr. - Oct.
Cruise Abroad 5 Vienna and the Imperial Danube. Cruise the Danube from Vienna to Melk, Bratislava, Budapest, Kalosca Apr. - Aug.
AUS and return to Vienna
5 The Danube and its Traditions. Croisi Europe roundtrip cruise from Vienna to Budapest including visit of Nov. - Dec.
Christmas markets
Eastern Europe Travel 7 Danube Explorer. Budapest to Nuremberg including Vienna, Melk & Linz with Viking River Cruises Nov. - Dec.
AUS NZ
8 Romantic Danube. Budapest to Nuremberg including Vienna, Melk & Linz with Viking River Cruises Mar. - Nov.
8 Danube Delight. Passau to Vienna including Linz, Melk & Dürnstein with Viking River Cruises Apr. - Nov.
15 Grand European Tour. Amsterdam to Budapest including Linz, Melk, Dürnstein & Vienna with Viking River Cruises Apr. - Nov.
16 Eastern European Odyssey. Bucharest to Nuremberg including Vienna, Melk & Linz with Viking River Cruises Apr. - Oct.
Eastern Eurotours 6 Christmas Danube Cruise. Spend your magical Christmas holidays cruising in Europe from Vienna to Nuremberg Dec.
AUS
7 Magic of Advent Cruise. Visit the Christmas markets of Germany and Austria on a luxury river cruise Dec.
10 Christmas Time Cruise on the Danube. Enjoy 2 nights in beautiful Prague, and then visit the fascinating Nov. - Dec.
Christmas markets between Nuremberg and Vienna
8, 9, 10, Danube River Cruises including Vienna. Discover the legendary Danube on one of Eastern Eurotour’s 30 Apr. - Oct.
11 or 15 cruises including popular itineraries such as Magnificent Europe, Danube Rhapsody, Legendary Danube &
The Best of Europe
Eurolynx Travel 8 Legendary Danube. Including Linz, Melk, Vienna & Salzburg Apr. - Nov.
NZ
8 Romantic Danube. Nuremberg to Budapest (or vice-versa) including Melk & Vienna Apr. - Nov.
8 Christmas Time Cruise. Including Linz, Melk and Vienna Nov. - Dec.
8 Christmas Danube Explorer. Nuremberg to Vienna (or vice-versa) including Melk & Linz Nov. - Dec.
13 European Adventure. Amsterdam to Vienna (or vice-versa) including Melk Apr. - Nov.
14 Ultimate River Cruise. Trier to Budapest including Linz, Melk, Vienna & Salzburg option May - Nov.
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14 Grand Danube Cruise. Nuremberg to Bucharest/Rousse (or vice-versa) including Linz, Melk, Vienna & Salzburg option May/Jun./Oct.
15 Magnificent Europe. Amsterdam to Budapest including Vienna, Dürnstein, Melk & Linz Mar. - Sep.
15 Grand European Tour. Amsterdam to Budapest (or vice-versa) including Vienna, Dürnstein, Melk & Linz Apr. - Oct.
Hydrofoil. Vienna - Bratislava - Budapest (or vice-versa) Apr. - Oct.

* For contact numbers please refer to pages 42-45.


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a batter of flour, milk, eggs and sugar is cooked golden brown on both sides Danube Cruises
in a pan. It is then shredded into bite-sized pieces, currants are added, Including Christmas & New Year's Cruises
and the dish finally dusted with icing sugar. It is traditionally served in most
restaurants with stewed plums.

Company Days Inclusions Availability


Explore Holidays 8 Viennese Danube. Vienna to Vienna including Melk May - Sep.
AUS Hydrofoil. Vienna - Bratislava - Budapest (or vice-versa) Apr. - Oct.
Innovative Travel 8 Romantic Danube. Budapest to Nuremberg including Vienna, Melk & Linz with Viking River Cruises Nov. - Dec.
NZ
7 Danube Explorer. Budapest to Nuremberg including Vienna, Melk & Linz with Viking River Cruises Mar. - Nov.
8 Danube Delight. Passau to Vienna including Linz, Melk & Dürnstein with Viking River Cruises Apr. - Nov.
15 Grand European Tour. Amsterdam to Budapest including Linz, Melk, Wachau with Viking River Cruises Apr. - Nov.
16 Eastern European Odyssey. Bucharest to Nuremberg including Vienna, Wachau with Viking River Cruises Apr. - Oct.
Mary Rossi Travel 7 River Cloud Cruises. European river cruises with emphasis on art, music, culture & lifestyle Apr. - Nov.
AUS

Scenic Tours 15 Jewels of Europe River Cruise. Including Amsterdam, Vienna, Linz, Sound of Music Tour Salzburg Mar. - Nov.
AUS NZ
21 Paris - Prague & River Cruise. Including 3 nights in Prague, 14-night river cruise & 3 nights in Paris Mar. - Nov.
21 London - Prague & River Cruise. Including 3 nights in Paris, 14-nights river cruise & 3 nights in London Mar. - Nov.
26 Grand Alpine Adventure & Jewels of Europe River Cruise. Amsterdam to Budapest river cruise May - Sep.
including 14-day grand Alpine tour
29 Grand Alpine Tour & European Treasures River Cruise. Trier to Budapest river cruise including Jun.
14-day grand Alpine land tour
Travelplan Niche 8 Peter Deilmann River Cruises. Discover Austria and its surrounding countries on the river Danube Mar. - Nov.
NZ
8 Classical Music Cruise. Danube cruise including classical highlights Apr. - Oct.
Travelplan/House of Travel 11 The Legendary Danube. Prague to Budapest including Melk, Linz & Vienna Apr. - Oct.
NZ
Wings Away Travel 15 Avalon Waterways. Fully escorted European river cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest (or vice-versa) Apr. / Sep.
AUS
* For contact numbers please refer to pages 42-45.

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Rail travel Tiroler Speckknödel. Specknödel (Bacon dumplings) are the
Austrian Rail Passes / European centrepiece of rural Austrian cuisine. They are found in different regions;
Rail Passes including Austria however the recipe will always be the same. The dumplings are made with
bread-crumbs, eggs and flour. For their tasty flavour, bacon and lots of parsley

Austrian Rail Pass Austria-Czech Pass


Unlimited train travel on the entire network of the Austrian Railways for 3 to 8 Visit the birthplace of Mozart in Salzburg and the birthplace of Friedrich
days within a 1 month period to visit Austria’s great cities & scenic countryside - Smetana in Bohemia with 4 to 10 days rail travel in 2 months. Eat cream cake
from the World Heritage listed shores of the Danube river, to the high mountain and drink cinnamon-sweet coffee while taking in the cultural wonders of Austria
passes of the Tirol and the Salzkammergut Lake District. and the Czech Republic.
In 2009, the special travel bonuses for the Austrian Rail Pass are:
• Danube river trips: from Melk to Krems (Wachau) and Vienna to Dürnstein Prices per person: Adult Adult Saver Pass
return (Sundays only) as well as river sightseeing in Vienna. Duration 1st Class 1st Class
www.ddsg-blue-danube.at 4 days in 2 months AUD$396 NZ$482 AUD$338 NZ$411
• Special rates for river trips from Linz to Passau by Wurm & Köck. Appr. cost per additional day AUD$56 NZ$65 AUD$47 NZ$58
www.wurm-koeck.de Youth
• Special rates on boat trips on Lake Constance (May - Oct.). 2nd Class
www.bodenseeschifffahrt.at 4 days in 2 months AUD$249 NZ$303
Appr. cost per additional day AUD$33 NZ$40
Prices per person: SAVER: Applicable for 2 - 5 people travelling together at all times
Duration 1st Class 2nd Class CHILD: 4 - 11 years: 50% of adult or Saver Pass fare (if travelling in a group)
YOUTH: Under 26
3 days in 1 month AUD$327 NZ$398 AUD$228 NZ$277
Appr. cost per additional day AUD$45 NZ$50 AUD$30 NZ$33
CHILD: Under 4 years free when sharing a paying adults seat Austria-Hungary Pass
4 - 11 years inclusive: 50% of adult fare
Discover the two countries along the Danube interwined in history. Unlimited
rail travel from 4 to 10 days in 2 months to experience the two imperial cities of
Austria-Switzerland Pass Vienna and Budapest and their surrounds.
Unlimited travel for a max. of 10 days on the national network of Austria and
the SBB network in Switzerland ideal to visit all the host cities of the UEFA Prices per person: Adult Adult Saver Pass
European Football Championship 2008TM, including Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck Duration 1st Class 1st Class
& Klagenfurt. 4 days in 2 months AUD$396 NZ$482 AUD$338 NZ$411
Appr. cost per additional day AUD$50 NZ$65 AUD$47 NZ$58
Prices per person: Adult Adult Saver Pass Youth
Duration 1st Class 1st Class 2nd Class
4 days in 2 months AUD$597 NZ$727 AUD$509 NZ$619 4 days in 2 months AUD$249 NZ$303
Appr. cost per additional day AUD$65 NZ$80 AUD$54 NZ$66 Appr. cost per additional day AUD$33 NZ$40
SAVER: Applicable for 2 - 5 people travelling together at all times
Youth
CHILD: 4 - 11 years: 50% of adult or Saver Pass fare (if travelling in a group)
2nd Class YOUTH: Under 26

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4 days in 2 months AUD$400 NZ$487
Appr. cost per additional day AUD$46 NZ$56
SAVER: Applicable for 2 - 5 people travelling together at all times
CHILD: 4 - 11 years: 50% of adult or Saver Pass fare (if travelling in a group)
YOUTH: Under 26

Where to book in
Australia and New Zealand
Note that these passes can only be purchased in Australia and New Zealand prior
*
to your departure! The Austrian Rail Pass and other European passes are available from
the following operators:

Austrian Holidays (AUS), Beyond Travel (AUS & NZ), CIT Holidays (AUS), Eastern
Eurotours (AUS), Eurovillas (AUS), Eurolynx Travel (NZ), Euroscape Travel (AUS),
European Reservations Service (AUS), Explore Holidays (AUS), Gullivers Holidays (NZ),
Infinity Holidays (NZ), Rail Agent by Wandrian (AUS & NZ), Rail Plus (AUS & NZ) and
Travelplan Holidays (NZ).

Information. For contact details please refer to the listing at the back of the manual
(page 44 -47).

For more information about the Austrian Federal Railways, please visit www.oebb.at
*
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need to be added before they simmer in hot water. Depending on the appetite, Rail travel
Tiroler Speckknödel are served in a hot beef soup as a starter or as a main Austrian Rail Passes / European
course with white cabbage or a green salad. Rail Passes including Austria

Eurail Austria-Slovenia-Croatia Pass Other Rail Options in Austria


Three fascinating countries - one comprehensive pass with unlimited train travel Please note that the following tickets and passes can only be purchased in Austria.
on the national rail networks from 4 to 10 days.
VORTEILScard<26
Prices per person: Adult Adult Saver Pass VORTEILScard Senior
Duration 1st Class 1st Class For those under 26 years of age and women over 60 and men over 65 -
4 days in 2 months AUD$420 NZ$511 AUD$366 NZ$445 regardless of nationality - the VORTEILScard offers up to 50% discount on all
Appr. cost per additional day AUD$60 NZ$75 AUD$54 NZ$66 trains operating in the Austrian Railway network. You can obtain your card over
Youth the counter at train stations across Austria - you just need a photo ID for proof
2nd Class of age and a passport-sized photo for the card. The VORTEILScard is valid for an
4 days in 2 months AUD$288 NZ$350 entire year and costs €19.90 for under 26 and €26.90 for seniors.
Appr. cost per additional day AUD$43 NZ$53
Group Ticket
SAVER: Applicable for 2 - 5 people travelling together at all times
CHILD: 4 - 11 years: 50% of adult or Saver Pass fare (if travelling in a group) If you are travelling in a group of 6 or more, this is the best option for you. For
YOUTH: Under 26 journeys up to 100km the entire group gets a discount of 30% and for 101km
and more, 40%.

European East Rail Pass


With 5 to 10 days unlimited train travel in 1 month on the national rail
networks of Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia you
can experience the best of culture and history in the heart of Europe - from the
UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Austria to the home of Chopin and Copernicus,
Poland.

Prices per person:


Duration 1st Class 2nd Class
5 days in 1 month AUD$439 NZ$535 AUD$308 NZ$374
Appr. cost per additional day AUD$52 NZ$63 AUD$41 NZ$50
CHILD: 4 - 11 years: 50% of adult

Eurail Pass News and Handy Hints


Austria is one of 20 countries in the Eurail Pass network. These passes offer
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New premium service called Railjet. It is faster, more modern and


big savings on rail travel and let you customise your journey with a combination
of days over a 2 month period or a series of consecutive period options. Prices
*
more comfortable than any other train service currently operated on the
Austrian rail network. The 23 multiple-unit Railjet trains will be operated
start at AUD$420 or NZ$535 for a 3-country Youth Eurail Select Pass for 5
in two hour intervals on Austria’s Western rail axis between Vienna and
days.
Bregenz and between Bregenz and Munich. With a maximum speed of 230
km/h, journey times will be markedly reduced. The journey from Vienna to
Innsbruck will take no more than four hours and from Vienna to Salzburg no
more than two hours and ten minutes.

ICE – Luxury Train. This new high speed train connects Vienna with
*
Salzburg, Munich and Bregenz, offering highest quality standards, maximum
comfort and minimum travel time.

Rail Fares. Are based on kilometres travelled and return tickets are
*
exactly double the one-way fare.

First Class Travel. Costs are approx. 50 % more and buys more space
*
and softer upholstery. Save money by travelling 2nd class which provides
more than enough comfort.

Break of Journey. With a ticket for a distance greater than 201km


*
the journey may be interrupted within the validity of the ticket. However, the
conductor must record your break on the ticket before you get off.

Seat Reservation. Available in advance for a small charge. Although


*
not necessary for most journeys, it is advisable to book seats if you are
traveling long distances or during school holidays.

130 Austrian Railway Ticket Counters. Availability throughout


*
Austria, also accepting all major credit cards.

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Simlinger/Metzler

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Punsch. The visit of a Christmas market is not imaginable without having Rail Connections
a stop at one of the nicely decorated stalls to enjoy a hot Punsch. Berry- Journey Times / Fares
punsch, Orange-punsch or a mixed Fruit-punsch to name just a few make it
difficult to decide which one to choose.

Journey Number of daily First Last Journey time in 2nd class 1st class
services departure departure hours fare € fare €
Vienna – Arlberg Every 2 hours 6.14am 10.20pm 6 58.10 101.70
Vienna – Budapest Every 2 hours 6.50am 7.50pm 3 34.20 53.60
Vienna – Graz Hourly 5.56am 8.56pm 2½ 31.40 55.00
Vienna – Innsbruck Every 2 hours 6.14am 10.20pm 5 54.30 95.10
Vienna – Kitzbühel Every 1-2 hours 6.44am 5.40pm 5-5½ 49.80 87.20
Vienna – Prague Every 2 hours 5.58am 10.33pm 4½ 58.20 89.20
Vienna – Salzburg Hourly 5.40am 9.25pm 2¾-3 44.20 77.40
Vienna – Zell am See Hourly 6.14am 7.20pm 5 46.60 81.60
Salzburg – Innsbruck Hourly 6.22am 10.02pm 2 35.20 61.60
Munich – Innsbruck Hourly 7.30am 9.03pm 2 36.20 58.00
Munich – Kitzbühel Hourly 7.30am 7.41pm 2-3 31.40 51.40
Munich – Salzburg Hourly 5.51am 10.45pm 1½-2 29.00 47.00
Munich – Vienna Hourly 5.51am 11.40pm 4-5 75.40 125.20
Munich – Zell am See Hourly 5.51am 8.24pm 3½-4 50.40 81.00
Frankfurt – Innsbruck Hourly 5.51am 4.54pm 5½-6½ 112.20 182.00
Frankfurt – Salzburg Hourly 5.51am 5.54pm 5½-6 101.00 164.00
Zurich – Innsbruck Hourly 7.40am 5.40pm 3¾ 47.80 78.00
Zurich – Kitzbühel Every 2 hours 7.40am 5.40pm 5-5½ 59.40 95.40
Zurich – St. Anton Every 2-3 hours 7.40am 5.40pm 2½ 33.80 56.00
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Zurich – Vienna Every 2-3 hours 7.40am 10.40pm 9 88.20 140.40


The above information is intended as a general overview, schedules and fares are subject to change without notice. The Austrian National Tourist Office is not responsible for any changes
or inaccuracies.
Approximate rate of exchange at time of printing (Feb. 09): €1 = AUD $1.98 and €1 = NZ $2.50

What better way to explore Austria than by rail?

Sit back and relax as you travel between Vienna and Salzburg in under 3 hours!
3 day Flexi Austria Rail Pass from $200
Level 4, 10 -16Queen
10-16 Queen Street,
Street,
Melbourne, Victoria, 3000, Australia
Australia
info@railplus.com.au
info@railplus.com.au
www.railplus.com.au
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Austrian Tours
& European Tours including Austria

Company Days Inclusions Availability


Abercrombie & Kent 9 A Tale of 3 Cities. Budapest, Vienna, Prague: Private guides and transfers, choice of accommodation, Jan. - Nov.
AUS NZ travel in 1st class with A&K's Concierge Rail Service
Adventure World Various Tauck World Discovery Tours. A range of tours by coach including Vienna Apr. - Oct.
NZ Various Explore Europe. Vienna to the Black Sea Jul. - Sep.
Albatross Travel Group 15 Through the Tirol & Slovenia to Bavaria. Leisurely paced, escorted, focusing on the Lake District, May - Oct.
AUS NZ Salzburg, Innsbruck & Tirol with unique inclusions
Ascot Tours 15 Austria & Germany Experience. Escorted coach tours including Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck & Tirol May - Sep.
NZ
Austria Travel Direct 8 Tour Imperial Capitals. Prague, Vienna, Budapest including sightseeing All Year
AUS 15 Tour Circle Austria by Train. Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Klagenfurt, Graz including rail pass All Year
8 Tour Passport to 4 Capitals. Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary call for dates
12 Tour Bohemian Rhapsody. Germany, Austria, Czech Republic call for dates
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16 Tour from the Danube to the Dalmatian Coast. Vienna, Maribor, Lake Bled, Portaroz, Plitvice Lakes, Jul. - Aug.
Hvar, Dubrovnik
19 Tour Alps to the Adriatic. Germany, Austria & Slovenia Sep.
Austrian Holidays Rail Holidays. Austrian Rail Adventures & Austrian highlights All Year
AUS
9 Coach tours Imperial Capitals. Vienna, Budapest & Prague May - Oct.

* For contact numbers please refer to pages 42-45.


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Austrian Tours
& European Tours including Austria

Unique Austria
According to the route planner, it is just 675km between
Lake Neusiedel in the East and Bregenz in the West.

B ut in between, a compact, small country, delightful to see and easy to get


to know awaits you!

The scenery is spectacular around every corner and ranges from Alpine
peaks and their icy world of glaciers in the West to vineyards, ancient castles,
venerable abbeys and wooded hills rising out of the lush farmland in the East.

Austria is old… and yet Austria is new.


Nowhere else can you see gothic buildings such as St. Stephen’s Cathedral in
Vienna next to a postmodern glass facade like the one of the Haas Haus.

2 3 “The Heart of Europe” - as Austria is often referred to - also has the


worldwide reputation as being synonymous with culture. You can enjoy
concerts and performances in just about every small village. Event calendars
of bigger towns and cities fill entire books and festivals are an integral part of
cultural life.

A journey through Austria is also a great experience for your taste-buds.


Every region has its own distinct culinary features and specialties and some
areas in the country’s east and south are famous for their wines, like Grüner
Veltliner or Blauer Zweigelt. Eat and drink as the Austrians do – they have a
passion for it that is contagious.

1. Spring time in Austria's country side


2. St. Stephen's Cathedral next to the Haas Haus, Vienna
3. Meet the locals at the Kunsthalle Vienna
4 4. Touring through Austria can also be delicious

Company Days Inclusions Availability


Beyond Travel 9 Warsaw to Vienna. Fully escorted tour featuring Warsaw, Krakow, Prague & Vienna May - Oct.
AUS NZ
9 Vienna to Warsaw. Fully escorted tour featuring Vienna, Budapest, Krakow & Warsaw May - Oct.
10 Three Imperial Capitals. Prague, Vienna and Budapest including rail pass All Year
13 Eastern European Panorama. Escorted tour including Vienna, Budapest, Krakow, Warsaw, Berlin & Prague May - Oct.
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14 Heart of Europe & Danube River Cruise. Budapest, Vienna, Melk, Nuremberg, Prague, Berlin & Danube cruise Mar. - Nov.
10 Prague to Budapest. Fully escorted tour featuring Prague, Vienna & Budapest Mar. - Oct.
19 Moscow to Vienna. Fully escorted tour from Moscow to Vienna May - Oct.
21 Five Imperial Capitals. Vienna, Budapest, Prague and a Russian cruise from Moscow to St. Petersburg May - Sep.
5 Odd Couple. Vienna and Helsinki including airfares, acccommodation, 72-hour Vienna Card and Helsinki Card All Year
Contiki Holidays 25 European Escapade. Spend 2 nights in Vienna and 2 nights in the Tirol region Mar. - Sep.
AUS NZ
20 European Experience. Spend 2 nights in the Tirol region, accommodation included Mar. - Sep.
21,32,46 Camping in Europe. Spend 2 nights in Vienna, accommodation included Apr. - Aug.
Cosmos 8 Grand Tour of Austria. Including visit of Salzburg, Melk, Vienna, Graz, Innsbruck & sightseeing May - Sep.
AUS NZ 11 Alpine Adventure. Including visit of Salzburg and Innsbruck, sightseeing May - Sep.
15 Cosmopolitan Europe. Including visit of Vienna & sightseeing in Austria's capital city Feb. - Dec.
27 European Masterpiece. Including visit of Vienna and Salzburg, sightseeing Mar. - Dec.
* For contact numbers please refer to pages 42-45.
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Innsbruck the capital of the Alps
Town, sport, culture and nature – through this unique combination Innsbruck and its
surrounding villages are able to come up to the expectations of all holidaymakers.
While culture enthusiasts may size the opportunity to visit one of Innsbruck‘s
countless museums & sights, summer sport lovers can choose from a wide
variety of outdoor activities in the Innsbruck holiday region.

Free Mountain Hiking Programme


The Innsbruck Alpine School (ASI) is the most experienced mountaineering school in the world and offers all visitors
to the Innsbruck holiday region a unique opportunity to explore the mountains around the Tyrolean capital.
For guests of the Innsbruck Tourism Association not only the guided walks, but also the transport,
tour map, hiking equipment are for free from June until October.

The Innsbruck Card


The “All inclusive Innsbruck Card” invites you to travel for free on Innsbruck’s public transport network, 7 cable cars
and the city sightseeing bus. This fabulous card grants also free admission to Innsbruck‘s museums and sights,
including the Swarovski Crystal Worlds and in addition a welcome drink at the famous Innsbruck Casino.
The Innsbruck Card is available for 24, 48 and 72 hours, prices start from 25 Euros onwards.

Innsbruck Tourismus, Tel. +43-512-59 850, office@innsbruck.info www.innsbruck.info


Tiroler Gröstl. This specialty was traditionally a meal of leftovers.
However, today Tiroler Gröstl only consists of the best ingredients – potatoes Austrian Tours
and cubes of roast pork, lightly browned with onions in a pan. A fried egg is & European Tours including Austria
often served on top of the Gröstl which is flavoured with marjoran, caraway
seeds and parsley.

Company Days Inclusions Availability


Eastern Europe Travel 8 Imperial Triangle. Independent rail tour: Budapest, Vienna & Prague All Year
AUS NZ
10 Imperial Trail. Escorted coach or rail tour: Prague, Vienna & Budapest Mar. - Oct.
7 Prague to Vienna. Escorted coach or rail tour: Prague & Vienna Mar. - Oct.
7 Vienna to Budapest. Escorted coach or rail tour: Vienna & Budapest Apr. - Nov.
9 Austria, Hungary & Poland. Escorted coach tour: Vienna, Budapest & Krakow May - Oct.
19 Russia, the Baltics, Poland & Vienna. Escorted coach tour Apr. - Sep.
Eastern Eurotours 8 Highlights of Austria. Independent tour of Vienna, Salzburg and Innsbruck including transfers, train Apr. - Oct.
AUS tickets, sightseeing & accommodation
7 Vienna to Warsaw. Escorted coach tour from Vienna to Warsaw (or vice-versa) May - Oct.
7 Vienna & Budapest. Escorted coach tour from Vienna to Budapest Apr. - Nov.
13 Eastern European Panorama. Escorted coach tour including Vienna, Budapest, Krakow, Warsaw, May - Oct.
Berlin & Prague
9 Imperial Capital Highlights. Escorted tour including Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava & Prague May - Oct.
14 Highlights of Vienna, Budapest, Prague & Russia. Escorted tour including Vienna, Budapest, May - Oct.
Bratislava, Prague, Moscow & St. Petersburg
10 Imperial Capitals Tour. Escorted tour including Prague, Vienna & Budapest Mar. - Oct.
7 Prague & Vienna. Escorted tour including Prague & Vienna Mar. - Oct.
8 Highlights of Prague, Vienna & Budapest. Escorted tour including Prague, Vienna, Bratislava & Budapest May - Oct.
19 Moscow to the Baltics, Poland, Prague & Vienna. Escorted coach tour May - Oct.
Eurolynx Travel 5 Imperial Capitals Tour. Escorted coach tour including Vienna, Prague & Budapest May - Oct.
NZ
10 European Circle East. Independent tour using scheduled coaches including Vienna May - Dec.
7 Prague to Budapest. Guided tour including Cesky Krumlov & Vienna May - Oct.
8 Prague to Budapest by Train. Independent tour using trains, including Vienna May - Oct.
8 Germany & Austria. Various escorted tours, including Salzburg & Vienna Various
Various Around Austria. A selection of guaranteed departure coach tours Various
European Rail Packages of Austria. Tailor made rail packages of Austria and surrounding countries including hotels, All Year
Reservations Service sightseeing, rail and hydrofoil Vienna - Budapest (or vice-versa)
AUS
Euroscape Travel 8 Imperial Capital. Independent tour including Vienna, Budapest & Prague All Year
AUS NZ
13 Eastern Panorama. Escorted tour from Vienna to Budapest including Krakow, Berlin & Prague May - Oct.
EuroVista Holidays Ltd. 17 The Essence of Eastern Europe. Max. 18 guests, exclusive boutique style program, centrally located Jun. - Jul.
AUS NZ hotels, including Vienna
16 Austria, Croatia and Slovenia. Max. 18 guests, exclusive boutique style program, Sep.
including Vienna
Explore Holidays 8 Lakes and Sound of Music. Explore the Lake District around Salzburg including accommodation, Apr. - Oct.
AUS bicycles hire & meals
Globus 13 Highlights of Italy & Eastern Europe. Including Vienna, guided sightseeing, visit Schönbrunn Palace Apr. - Sep.
AUS NZ and St. Stephen's Cathedral
18 Old World Classic. Including Innsbruck, walk through the Old Town to the Golden Roof, visit key sights, Mar. - Nov.
many meals, luxury air-conditioned motorcoach
24 Europe in Depth. Including walk through Old Town in Innsbruck, Mirabell Gardens and St. Peter's Mar. - Dec.
Churchyard in Salzburg & Strauss House in Vienna
8 Munich, Salzburg & Vienna plus Neuschwanstein Castle. Including sightseeing in Innsbruck, Salzburg Mar. - Nov.
and Vienna, Danube river cruise
15 Alpine Countries. Including sightseeing in Vienna, Salzburg & Innsbruck Apr. - Oct.
10 Imperial Splendours. Including guided sightseeing and St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna and Mirabell Mar. - Dec.
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Gardens and St. Peter's Churchyard in Salzburg


14 Austria, Slovenia, Croatia & Hungary. Including welcome dinner in Vienna, sightseeing & visit to Mar. - Sep.
St. Stephen's Cathedral
14 The Best of the Balkans. Including guided sightseeing & visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna Apr. - Sep.

* For contact numbers please refer to pages 42-45.


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Austrian Tours Kässpätzle. Homemade butter-spätzle with cheese are considered the
& European Tours including Austria "national dish" of the province of Vorarlberg, but also well known in Tirol and
Salzburg. Making the Spätzle is a science of its own. The main ingredient
consists of dough prepared from flour, salt, egg and water. The semi-set

Company Days Inclusions Availability


Icon Holidays 1 Wachau Valley Tour. Visit famous UNESCO Heritage site including lunch, entrance fees, driver & guide All Year
AUS 1 Emperors and Princes Lakes Tour. Breathtaking views of the Lake District near Salzburg with driver & guide All Year
Innovative Travel 8 Imperial Triangle. Independent rail tour: Budapest, Vienna & Prague All Year
NZ
10 Imperial Trail. Escorted coach or rail tour: Prague, Vienna & Budapest Mar. - Oct.
7 Prague to Vienna. Escorted coach or rail tour: Prague & Vienna Mar. - Oct.
7 Vienna to Budapest. Escorted coach or rail tour: Vienna & Budapest Apr. - Nov.
9 Austria, Hungary & Poland. Escorted coach tour: Vienna, Budapest & Krakow May - Oct.
19 Russia, the Baltics, Poland, Poland & Vienna. Escorted coach tour Apr. - Sep.
Insight Vacations 11 European Spotlight. Premium escorted tour including 2 nights in Innsbruck, see the Golden Roof, Apr. - Sep.
AUS NZ visit the Wiltener Basilica and enjoy a full day excursion to Salzburg during a panoramic tour of
Mozart's home city
14 Highlights of Europe. Premium escorted tour including Innsbruck and Salzburg, scenic drive through the Apr. - Oct.
Tauern mountains to the Carinthian Lake District
20 European Explorer. Premium escorted tour including Innsbruck, Salzburg and 2 nights in Vienna. Apr. - Oct.
See the Golden Roof, visit Mirabell Gardens, Schönbrunn Palace, cross the Semmering pass and the
Carinthian Lake District
19 European Panorama. Premium escorted tour including 2 nights in Vienna, visit to Schönbrunn Palace and May - Sep.
an entrée to the history and significance of Viennese café culture
12 Country Roads of Bavaria, Switzerland & Austria. Premium escorted tour including Innsbruck, Salzburg, May - Oct.
Mondsee, Melk, Vienna, Danube, Austrian Lake District & Villach
9 The Bohemian. Premium escorted tour including a guided visit of magnificent Schönbrunn Palace and Apr. - Oct.
Gardens, St. Charles' church, Hofburg Imperial Residence and Parliament building
27 European Grandeur. Premium escorted tour including Innsbruck, Salzburg and Vienna, visit Mozart's Apr. - Sep.
birthplace and walk through Salzburg's Old town to Cathedral square
20 European Journey. European essentials tour including Innsbruck, Semmering pass, 2 nights in Vienna plus Apr. - Oct.
travel through Carinthian Lakes District
12 Classical Europe. European essentials tour including visit to Innsbruck and overnight stay in Salzburg. Apr. - Oct.
Drive through the Arlberg tunnel, see the Golden Roof and Imperial Palace in Innsbruck
Intrepid Travel 15 The Road to Budapest. Vienna to Budapest via Cesky Krumlov, Prague, Krakow & the Tatra Mountains Mar. - Oct.
AUS NZ
15 Bohemia & Beyond. Berlin to Venice via Prague, Vienna, Budapest & Bled Apr. - Sep.
29 Central Europe Encompassed. Vienna to Dubrovnik via Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Apr. - Sep.
Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro & Croatia
8 Central Europe Highlights. Comfort trip from Prague to Budapest via Cesky Krumlov & Vienna Apr. - Sep.
36 Berlin to Istanbul. Berlin to Istanbul via Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia & Italy Apr. - Sep.
21 Berlin to Rome. Berlin to Istanbul via Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary & Slovenia Apr. - Sep.
43 The Best of Central Europe. Vienna to Athens via Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Serbia, Apr. - Sep.
Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia & Albania
23 Paris to Venice. Basix trip from Paris to Venice via Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Czech Apr. - Sep.
Republic, Austria, Hungary & Slovenia
29 The Road to Rome. Basix trip from Paris to Venice via Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Czech Apr. - Sep.
Republic, Austria, Hungary, Slovenia & Italy
15 Central Europe Family Adventure. Family trip taking Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovenia & Italy Apr./ May/Jul./ Sep.
44 Europe Encompassed. Paris to Turkey via Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Apr. - Sep.
Austria, Hungary, Slovenia, Italy & Greece
Kumuka Worldwide 19 European Medley. Escorted tour London - Vienna Apr. - Sep.
AUS
24 Essential Europe. Escorted tour Prague - Vienna May - Oct.
17 European Symphony. Escorted tour London - Vienna Apr. - Oct.
© AUSTRIAN NATIONAL TOURIST OFFICE

12 European Rhapsody. Escorted tour London - Vienna May - Nov.


21 Mediterranean Magic. Escorted tour Vienna - Madrid May - Aug.
9 Eastern Delight. Escorted tour Vienna - Rome May - Aug.
12 Winter Symphony. Escorted tour London - Vienna Nov. - Mar.

* For contact numbers please refer to pages 42-45.


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dough is formed into Spätzle and simmered until they rise to the surface. The Austrian Tours
most important feature is the local cheese, such as full flavoured Rasskäse, & European Tours including Austria
Surakäse or Bergkäse, which is sprinkled generously on the Spätzle before
serving.

Company Days Inclusions Availability


Odyssey Travel 25 Adriatic Odyssey. Including the Austrian Alps, Slovenia and Croatia, fully inclusive Jun.
AUS NZ
Peregrine Adventures 15 Journey through Central Europe. Including Peregrine tour leader, transport, accommodation & sightseeing May - Oct.
AUS NZ
8 Prague to Vienna. Including Peregrine tour leader, transport, accommodation & sightseeing May - Oct.
Scenic Tours 14 Grand Alpine Adventure. Including guided sightseeing and touring in Salzburg, Vienna, Mondsee, May - Sep.
AUS NZ Innsbruck & Feldkirch
Tempo Holidays 13 Eastern European Panorama. Including Vienna, Budapest, Krakow, Warsaw, Berlin, Prague, May - Oct.
AUS NZ accommodation, sightseeing & transportation
9 Warsaw to Vienna. Including Warsaw, Krakow, Prague, Vienna, accommodation, sightseeing & transportation May - Oct.
10 Prague, Vienna & Budapest. First class accommodation, sightseeing & coach transportation Mar. - Oct.
7 Vienna & Budapest. First class accommodation, sightseeing & coach transportation Apr. - Nov.
7 Prague & Vienna. First class accommodation, sightseeing & coach transportation Mar. - Oct.
9 Imperial Capitals Rail Tour. Including Vienna, Prague, Bratislava, Budapest, accommodation, sightseeing All Year
& rail tickets
9 Imperial Capitals Self Drive Tour. Including Vienna, Prague, Bratislava, Budapest, accommodation & sightseeing All Year
7 Austrian Highlights Rail Tour. Including Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Graz, accommodation, sightseeing & All Year
train tickets
7 Austrian Highlights Self Drive Tour. Including Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Graz, accommodation & All Year
sightseeing
The Tour Company 15 Austria & Germany Experience. Escorted coach tours including Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck & Tirol May - Sep.
NZ
Topdeck 18 European Odyssey. Including the Tirol, Mauthausen, EuroHotel accommodation, trip leader, coach Apr. - Dec.
AUS NZ transport, sightseeing & meals

* For contact numbers please refer to pages 42-45.

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Austrian Tours Bratäpfel are a delicious dessert when it is cold outside and you relax in
& European Tours including Austria front of an open fire place. They do not only taste exquisite, they also spread a
sweet aroma of apple and cinnamon. Place the apples in a ceramic pan. Heat
up wine, cinnamon and sugar and once it is syrupy fill the apples with drained

Company Days Inclusions Availability


Topdeck 23 Europe Uncovered. Including Salzburg, EuroHotel accommodation, trip leader, coach transport, Apr. - Oct.
AUS NZ sightseeing & meals
26 Discover Europe. Including Vienna, EuroHotel accommodation, trip leader, coach transport, Apr. - Nov.
sightseeing & meals
12 Eastern Escape. Including Salzburg, Vienna, Explorer accommodation, trip leader, coach transport, May - Oct.
sightseeing & meals
22 Europe Unplugged. Including Vienna, EuroCamping accommodation, trip leader, coach transport, May - Oct.
sightseeing & meals
12 Essential Europe. Including Salzburg, EuroHotel accommodation, trip leader, coach transport, Apr. - Oct.
sightseeing & meals
20 Europen Getaway. Including the Tirol, EuroClub accommodation, trip leader, coach transport, Apr. - Nov.
sightseeing & meals
14 European Wonder. Including the Tirol, EuroClub accommodation, trip leader, coach transport, Apr. - Nov.
sightseeing & meals
Trafalgar Tours 14 Best of Austria and Germany. First class accommodation, many meals, luxury coach travel & transfers Apr. - Oct.
AUS 13 Austria and Switzerland. Including 3 nights in Austria, first class accommodation, May - Oct.
many meals, luxury coach travel & transfers
15 The Grand Alpine Tour. Including 3 nights in Austria, first class accommodation, many meals, Apr. - Oct.
luxury coach travel & transfers
10 Imperial Europe. Including 2 nights in Austria, first class accommodation, many meals, Apr. - Apr.
luxury coach travel & transfers
11 Heart of Europe. Including 2 nights in Austria, first class accommodation, many meals, Apr. - Oct.
luxury coach travel & transfers
16 Austria, Croatia & Hungary. First class accommodation, many meals, luxury coach travel & transfers Apr. - Oct.
Travelplan/House of Travel 13 Eastern European Panorama. Escorted tour from Vienna to Prague May - Oct.
NZ
10 Austria, Hungary & Poland. Escorted tour from Vienna to Warsaw May - Oct.
Travelticket Majestic Experience Tour. 4 nights Vienna including transfer, city and Schönbrunn Palace tour, All Year
AUS coffee and cake, 72-hour Vienna Card, dinner, 3 nights Salzburg including Mozart Concert, dinner, coffee
and cake, 48-hour Salzburg Card, 2 nights Innsbruck including 48-hour Innsbruck Card, coffee and cake,
first class rail travel.
Treckset Tours Europe Tours. Tailor made educational tours of Europe including Austrian cities Various
AUS
* For contact numbers please refer to pages 42-45.

© AUSTRIAN NATIONAL TOURIST OFFICE, STEIERMARK TOURISM

Magnificent Alpine panorama

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raisins. Spoon the rest of the syrup over the apples and bake them until they Special Interests
are soft. Serve the apples warm, not too hot, topped with whipped cream and/ Christmas / New Year's Tours / Spa Holidays
or icing sugar.

Company Days Inclusions Availability


Albatross Travel Group 10 Austrian White Christmas. Escorted, leisurely paced Christmas tour Dec.
AUS NZ
8 Christmas in Tirol. Escorted, festive tour in the heart of Tirol Dec.
8 Austrian Christmas Markets. Including Salzburg & Innsbruck Dec.
11 Christmas in Tirol & Slovenia. Escorted tour including Innsbruck, Zillertal & Salzburg Dec.
13 Christmas in Prague & Bohemia. Including Prague, Vienna, Melk Abbey & Christmas in Cesky Krumlov Dec.
Ascot Tours 7 Christmas Markets. Austrian Christmas markets tour including Vienna, Steyr, Salzburg, Oberndorf, Nov. - Dec.
NZ Wattens and Innsbruck for Christmas markets and celebrations
Austria Travel Direct 11 Special Tour White Christmas. White Christmas packages including Vienna, Salzburg, Walchsee, Dec.
AUS Innsbruck & Munich. Accommodation, meals, sightseeing, sleigh ride, Silent Night Chapel
7 Tour Austrian Alpine Christmas. Austrian Alpine Christmas, traditional Christmas in Seefeld Dec.
16 Trail of the Lippizaners. Including Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck, with visit to Lipizzaner stud farms and VIP Sep.
ticket for Spanish Riding School
7 Austria & Oktoberfest. Including sightseeing in Vienna, Salzburg & Innsbruck
Spa & Wellness. Rogner Bad Blumau, Bad Gastein & Loipersdorf All Year
Austrian Weddings. Custom-designed wedding packages All Year
Austrian Holidays 4 Christmas in Salzburg. 3 nights accommodation, coffee and cake at Café Sacher, full day Alpine tour and Dec.
AUS sleigh ride, sweet souvenir & Christmas Concert
5 New Year in Salzburg. 4 nights accommodation, welcome drink, coffee and cake at Café Sacher, 24-hour Dec.
Salzburg Card, full day Alpine and sleigh ride, New Year's Day Concert & souvenir of Salzburg on departure
Salzburg Entertainment Packages. 4 packages available All Year
3 Vienna Classics. Arrival transfer, 3 nights accommodation, 2 course lunch, entry House of Music, Mozart All Year
House & Vienna Concert
4 Christmas in Vienna. Arrival transfer, afternoon Christmas music and tea/coffee and special fruit bread, All Year
Christmas Eve dinner & Christmas gift
5 Christmas in Vienna. Arrival transfer, afternoon Christmas music and tea/coffee and special fruit bread, All Year
Christmas Eve dinner, Christmas gift & Schönbrunn Palace Concert
Eurolynx Travel Christmas Markets Tour. Escorted coach tour including various Christmas markets Dec.
NZ
Eva's European Tours 21 Cruise & Re-Energise. Escorted all inclusive tour to Venice, Graz & Mediterranean cruise & health spa May - Jun.
AUS 20 Magical White Christmas & New Year's Tour. Budapest, Prague, Vienna, Cesky Krumlov, all inclusive Dec.
tour with Opera concert, New Year's dinner & theatre
Insight Vacations 7 Vienna, Prague & Budapest. Departs from Vienna including Christmas markets Nov. - Mar.
AUS NZ 9 Winter Wonderland. Salzburg and Innsbruck including Christmas markets Nov. - Apr.
The Tour Company 7 Christmas Markets. Austrian Christmas markets tour including Vienna, Steyr, Salzburg, Oberndorf, Nov. - Dec.
NZ Wattens and Innsbruck for Christmas markets and celebrations
Viator Horse Drawn Sleigh Ride. Including guide in Salzburg around Christmas time Dec.
AUS Silent Night Chapel. Salzburg Christmas Eve tour to the Silent Night Chapel including guide Dec.
* For contact numbers please refer to pages 42-45.

T he Austrian National Tourist Office (ANTO) runs a prestigious Austrian


Certified Travel Specialists (ACTS) training program. It currently consists of
a network of a few hundred travel agents across Australia and New Zealand.
For a listing of ACTS agents closest to you please
email ANTO at info@antosyd.org.au or call us on (02) 9299 3621.
If you are a full-time international travel agent and are interested in
The ACTS program was introduced by ANTO in 1993 and is the longest
becoming an Austrian Certified Travel Specialist please email your details to
running, successful agent-training program in Australia. These travel agents
acts@antosyd.org.au to be kept up to date on the latest opportunities.
are experts with first-hand experience of our country and can help you plan
and book your ideal holiday to Austria.

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Accommodation Faschingskrapfen. This Austrian style doughnut is called "Carnival
doughnut" because it is most commonly eaten during the carnival season and
Vienna / Salzburg was already a common sweet dish in the Middle Ages during Carnival time.
It is a rich doughnut baked in hot oil on both sides and filled with apricot jam
and rum. Before serving they get sprinkled generously with icing sugar.

Vienna
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AUS NZ
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AUS
* CITY STAYS. The tours and packages
on page 8 - 11 in this manual gives you
an overview of attractive accommodation
Beyond Travel
The Leading Hotels AUS NZ packages in Vienna.
British Airways Holidays AUS NZ
of the World
CIT Holidays AUS
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AUS
AUS
Venture Holidays
& Holiday Connect
AUS * WWW.VIENNA.INFO. Browse the
website of the Vienna Tourist Board to
find out about events, special travel tips
Eurolynx Travel NZ
World Drive Holidays AUS & to book your accommodation online.
Euroscape Travel AUS NZ * For contact numbers please refer to pages 42-45. Or contact the Vienna reservation services
Eurovillas AUS via phone: +43 (0)1 24 555 or
email: info@vienna.info
Explore Holidays AUS
Hilton Hotels AUS NZ
Icon Holidays
Infinity Holidays
AUS
NZ
* INFORMATION MATERIAL. To have a
listing of accommodation in Vienna posted
out to you contact the Austrian National
Innovative Travel NZ Tourist Office in Sydney via phone:
Interhome AUS +61 (02) 9299 3621 or
email: info@antosyd.org.au
Marriott International AUS NZ
Preferred Hotel Group AUS NZ
Qantas Holidays AUS

Inviting Hotel Altstadt Vienna

Salzburg
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British Airways Holidays
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NZ
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Venture Holidays
& Holiday Connect * CITY STAYS. The tours and packages
on page 8 - 11 in this manual gives you
an overview of attractive accommodation
World Drive Holidays AUS
CIT Holidays AUS
packages in Salzburg.
* For contact numbers please refer to pages 42-45.
Eastern Europe Travel AUS
Estours Travel AUS
Eurolynx Travel
Euroscape Travel AUS
NZ
NZ
* WWW.SALZBURG.INFO. Browse the
website of the Salzburg City Tourist Office to
find out about events, special travel tips & to
Eurovillas AUS book your accommodation online. Or contact
the Salzburg reservation service via phone:
Explore Holidays AUS
+43 (0)662 889 870 or
Icon Holidays AUS email: hotels@salzburg.info
Infinity Holidays NZ
Innovative Travel NZ

* INFORMATION MATERIAL. To have a


© HOTEL AUERSPERG, ALTSTADT VIENNA

Interhome AUS listing of accommodation in Salzburg posted


Marriot International AUS NZ out to you contact the Austrian National
AUS Tourist Office in Sydney via
Qantas Holidays
phone: +61 (02) 9299 3621 or
Preferred Hotel Group AUS NZ
email: info@antosyd.org.au
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Hotel with flair, Hotel Auersperg, Salzburg

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Innsbruck / Throughout Austria Glühwein. The result of the right mixture using red-wine, cinnamon
stick, sugar, oranges and cloves is the delicious taste of Glühwein. The colder
the temperatures outside, the better the taste of this hot drink. Glühwein is

Innsbruck
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* CITY STAYS. The tours and packages
on page 8 - 11 in this manual gives you an
overview of attractive accommodation packages
Eastern Europe Travel AUS in Innsbruck.

Estours Travel AUS


Eurolynx Travel
Euroscape Travel
AUS
AUS NZ
* WWW.INNSBRUCK.INFO. Browse the
website of the Innsbruck Tourist Office to find
out about events, special travel tips & to book
AUS your accommodation online. Or contact the
Eurovillas
Innsbruck reservation service via phone:
Explore Holidays NZ
+43 (0)512 5620 00 or
Hilton Hotels AUS NZ email: hotel@innsbruck.info.
Innovative Travel NZ

Interhome
Tempo Holidays
AUS
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* INFORMATION MATERIAL. To have
a listing of accommodation in Innsbruck
posted out to you contact the Austrian National
Travelplan Holidays NZ Tourist Office in Sydney via
AUS phone: +61 (02) 9299 3621 or
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email: info@antosyd.org.au
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* For contact numbers please refer to pages 42-45. Innsbruck - the capital of the Alps

Throughout Austria From


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Eastern Europe Travel AUS contact our office in Sydney.
Estours Travel AUS Phone: +61 (02) 9299 3621 or
email: info@antosyd.org.au
Eurolynx Travel NZ Graz, Linz and regional Austria
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Eurovillas AUS * WWW.BEDANDBREAKFAST.AT. The best way
to find out about homey B&B’s throughout Austria.
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Innovative Travel
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NZ Graz, Linz
Apartments, Homes & Chalets
* WWW.FARMHOLIDAYS.COM. The chance to
experience Austrian countryside and rural lifestyle
at its best.
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© AUSTRIAN NATIONAL TOURIST OFFICE, INNSBRUCK TOURISM, KITZBÜHEL TOURISM

Preferred Hotel Group AUS NZ


Qantas Holidays AUS Minotels Hotel pass available
Small Luxury Hotel of the World AUS NZ Bad Gastein, Bezau, Graz, Lech am Arlberg
Tempo Holidays AUS NZ
The Leading Hotels of the World AUS NZ Loipersdorf, Fuschl, Zürs
Travelplan Holidays NZ
Travelscene Holidays AUS
Venture Holidays & Holidays Connect AUS
World Drive Holidays AUS

* For contact numbers please refer to pages 42-45. Comfortable accommodation in a delightful ambience

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mostly consumed either at traditional Christmas markets or after a day on
the Austrian slopes in one of the cosy mountain huts. It is also very popular
during the famous Austrian Aprés-Ski.

Austrian National Tourist Office - Transport


www.austria.info/au Austrian Airlines. www.austrian.com
Comprehensive travel advice specifically for Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB). www.oebb.at
Australians and New Zealanders! Interactive City Airport Train (CAT) Vienna.
maps, web cams, route planners, search & book www.cityairporttrain.com
accommodation, holiday ideas for all seasons DDSG Blue Danube Cruises.
and interests and much more. Visit us online today www.ddsg-blue-danube.at
and look for regular updates on events, hot deals Emirates. www.emirates.com/au
and competitions - for your chance to win your own Europe Express Coach Network.
trip to Austria! www.eurolines.at
Innsbruck Airport. www.innsbruck-airport.com
Austrian Regions Giant Ferris Wheel, Vienna Majestic Imperator Train de Luxe.
Burgenland. www.burgenland.info www.imperialtrain.com
Carinthia. www.kaernten.at Salzburg Airport. www.salzburg-airport.com
Lower Austria. www.niederoesterreich.at Vienna International Airport.
SalzburgerLand. www.salzburgerland.com www.viennaairport.com
Styria. www.steiermark.com
Tirol. www.tirol.at Accommodation
Upper Austria. www.oberoesterreich.at Apartment Service Vienna. www.apartment.at
Vienna. www.vienna.info Bed & Breakfast Austria.
Vorarlberg. www.vorarlberg-tourism.at www.bedandbreakfastaustria.at
Farmstays. www.farmholidays.com
Major Cities Holiday Homes Rental. www.pego.at
Bregenz. www.bregenz.ws Narzissen Parade, Salzkammergut Private Rooms Salzburg. www.privatvermieter.com
Eisenstadt. www.eisenstadt-tourism.at Private Rooms Tirol. www.privatzimmer-tirol.at
Graz. www.visitgraz.com
Innsbruck. www.innsbruck.info Sightseeing
Klagenfurt. www.info.klagenfurt.at Castles, Palaces & Monasteries.
Linz. www.linz.at/tourismus www.viaimperialis.at
Salzburg. www.salzburg.info Panorama Tours. www.panoramatours.com
St. Pölten. www.st-poelten.gov.at Salzkammergut. www.salzkammergut.at
Vienna. www.vienna.info Schönbrunn Palace. www.schoenbrunn.at
Small Historic Towns. www.khs.info
Cultural Websites Swarovski Crystal Worlds. www.crystalworlds.at
Albertina Museum. www.albertina.at Tratzberg Castle. www.schloss-tratzberg.at
Bregenz Festival. www.bregenzerfestspiele.com Vienna Sightseeing.
Opera Ball, Vienna
Graz Jazz Summer. www.jazzsommergraz.at www.viennasightseeing.at
Haus der Musik. www.hdm.at
Haydn. www.haydn2009.at Winter Resorts
KunstHaus Vienna (Hundertwasser). Ferienregion Hohe Salve/ Hopfgarten.
www.kunsthauswien.com www.hohe-salve.com
Linz09. www.linz09.at Innsbruck. www.ski-innsbruck.com
Mozart Festival. www.mozarteum.at Ischgl. www.ischgl.com
Museums Quartier Vienna. www.mqw.at Kitzbühel. www.kitzbuehel.com
Salzburg Festival. Lech/Zürs. www.lech-zuers.at
www.salzburgerfestspiele.at Mayrhofen. www.mayrhofen.at
Schubertiade. www.schubertiade.at Montafon. www.montafon.at
Spanish Riding School. www.srs.at Neustift. www.neustift.com
Austrian Mountains Obergurgl. www.obergurgl.at
Styriarte 2009. www.serenata.at
Vienna Boys’ Choir. www.wsk.at Saalbach-Hinterglemm.
Vienna Festival. www.festwochen.at www.saalbach.com
Vienna Konzerthaus. www.konzerthaus.at Seefeld. www.seefeld.com
Vienna Musikverein. www.musikverein.at Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis.
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. www.serfaus-fiss-ladis.at
www.wienerphilharmoniker.at Silvretta Skiarena. www.silvretta.at
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Vienna State Opera. Ski Amadé. www.skiamade.com


www.wiener-staatsoper.at Sölden. www.soelden.com
Vienna Symphony Orchestra. St. Anton. www.stantonamarlberg.com
www.wiener-symphoniker.at Stuben. www.stuben.com
Vienna Volksopera. Zell am See-Kaprun. www.zellamsee.com
www.volksoper.at Traditional Dance Zillertal Arena. www.zillertalarena.com

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Travel Practicalities Christmas Cookies. In Austria Christmas time without homemade
Christmas Cookies would be unimaginable. Young and old family members
are coming together and create the most delicious Christmas cookies for the
Festive Season. Practically the whole country becomes a big "bakehouse"

Useful Information

* CLIMATE. Austria has a moderate climate with temperatures varying


across the country according to altitude & geographical location. The 4 seasons * POST. Stamps are sold at post offices, tobacco stores and hotels. Post
offices are open Monday to Friday from 8am - 12pm and 2pm - 6pm and some
also open on Saturday morning.
are clearly defined - expect blooming flowers in spring (Mar. - May), warm days
in summer (Jun. - Aug.), magnificent colours in autumn (Sep. - Nov.) and a
winter wonderland (Dec. - Feb.).
* PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 2009.
1 January: New Year’s Day
6 January: Epiphany
26 October: National Day
1 November: All Saints’ Day
* CLOTHING. During winter warm clothing is essential as are closed water-
resistant shoes. If you are at an altitude of 1800 metres or more carry proper
protection against cold weather and wear sturdy walking boots. Note that in
13 April:
1 May:
Easter Monday
Labour Day
8 December: Conception
25 December: Christmas Day
higher regions winter may last until May. In spring and autumn a light coat, 21 May: Ascension Day 26 December: Boxing Day
long-sleeved top or jumper is advisable. Summer in Austria can be very hot with
late afternoon thunderstorms.
* SHOP ‘TILL YOU DROP. From the slick boutiques on Vienna’s
Mariahilferstrasse to the curious and souvenirs on regional markets, Austria is
a great destination for shopping. Opening hours are generally from 9am - 6pm
* CURRENCY & EXCHANGE. The EURO (€) is the official currency in Austria.
If your banking card features the Maestro or Cirrus symbol it can be used for
withdrawing money from Austrian cash machines. There is usually a fee charged
(supermarkets from 8am) Monday to Friday and Saturdays to 1pm or 5pm.
Shops in areas frequented by travellers and at transport hubs are usually open
longer. Note that most shops are closed on Sundays.
for this, please check with your bank. Credit cards are widely accepted, though
some restaurants and shops in regional areas may only accept cash. Foreign
currency and travellers cheques may be exchanged at banks and foreign
exchange offices. Banks in Austria are closed on the weekends but exchange
* SKI RENTAL. Skis, poles, boots, snowboards, snow shoes or toboggans!
Whatever it is that you need it is readily available for hire in
all winter resorts in Austria with a wide range of products and styles to choose
offices at airports and major city rail terminals are open 7 days a week.
from. Note that whilst some resorts have ski wear for hire, this is not yet
standard.

* CUSTOMS. Travellers residing in a country such as Australia or New


Zealand which are outside of the European Union (EU) are not liable to pay duty
on personal articles for their own use or for performing their business tasks.
Those over 17 years of age may carry up to 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250
* SCHOOL HOLIDAYS 2009/2010.
Easter holidays: 4 – 14 Apr. in all of Austria.
Pentecost holidays: 30 May – 2 Jun. in all of Austria.
grams of tobacco, 1 litre of distilled liquor and 2 litres of wine or beer. Duty-free
Summer holidays: 4 Jul. – 6 Sep. in Burgenland, Lower Austria, Vienna.
purchases are no longer possible for direct flights within the EU and travellers
11 Jul. – 13 Sep. in Carinthia, Salzburg, Styria, Tirol, Upper Austria, Vorarlberg.
may not combine their duty allowances. Some items are subject to special
Christmas holidays: 24 Dec. 09 – 6 Jan. 10 in all of Austria.
restrictions. www.austria.org.au
Winter holidays 2010: 30 Jan. – 7 Feb. in Vienna and Lower Austria. 8 Feb. –
14 Feb. in Burgenland, Carinthia, Salzburg, Tirol, Vorarlberg. 15 Feb. – 21 Feb.

* ELECTRICITY. The electric current in Austria is 220 volts AC at 50 cycles


per second which suits most Australian/New Zealand small electrical appliances
and computer equipment. You will need a two-pin Europe adaptor.
in Upper Austria, Styria.

* TELEPHONE. It may be worth your while to buy a phone card (Telefon-


Wertkarte) available from €5.00 as most hotels apply high surcharges. Calls

* ENTRY VISA. Holders of an Australian or New Zealand passport do not


need a visa if their stay in Austria does not exceed 3 months. Information on
work permits can be obtained from the nearest Austrian Consulate or the
are cheapest between 8pm and 6am. To dial internationally from Austria you
must dial 00 first. For example 00 61 for Australia and 00 64 for New Zealand.
Austria’s international dialling prefix is 43. For example 0011 43 from Australia
Austrian Embassy in Canberra. No inoculations are required for visitors from or 00 43 from New Zealand. When dialling out of or in to Austria the 0 on the
Australia/New Zealand. www.austria.org.au respective local number must be dropped.

* INTERNET & E-MAIL. Internet in Austria is fast and efficient with internet
cafés commonplace in major cities and resorts. Newer and larger hotels are
equipped with modern outlets in their rooms or have business centres which
* TIME. Austria is on Central European Time = GMT+1 (daylight saving
during European summer). Sydney is 8 hours ahead of Vienna during winter/10
hours during summer whilst daylight saving is effective in Australia. New
have the necessary connections for you to take your notebook computer with Zealand is 10 hours ahead during winter & 12 hours in summer.
you. To avoid excess phone charges when using your own connection check
with your service provider if they have local access numbers for Austria.
* VALUE ADDED TAX (VAT) REFUND. Residents of non-EU countries
purchasing goods in excess of €75.01 in one store per purchase day can apply

* LANGUAGE. German is the official language in Austria but English is widely


understood and spoken by most people working in tourism-related jobs.
for a refund of the Value Added Tax paid if they export these within 3 months.
Ask the store’s staff to complete the required tax-free check. Then present this
© AUSTRIAN NATIONAL TOURIST OFFICE

check together with the goods purchased to customs officials when leaving the

* MOBILE PHONES. Most Austrians own a mobile phone (Handy) and they
are by far the most popular means of telecommunication. Your Australian or
New Zealand mobile phone should work in Austria if you have global roaming
European Union for validation. Alternatively you can send the form for a refund
by mail. Please be aware that customs validation can only be obtained when
leaving the last EU country on your trip.
activated, please check with your service provider. www.globalrefund.com

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and you can smell the aroma of vanilla, citrus and cinnamon all over. Many Distance Chart
different variations can also be found in coffee shops and bakeries. The most Car Hire and Motoring Tips
famous ones are Vanillekipferl (crescent-moon shaped biscuits with vanilla
and almond taste) and Kokosbusserl (little coconut kisses).

Bischofshofen
Klagenfurt

Innsbruck
Bad Ischl
Kitzbühel
Salzburg

Bregenz
Zell/See

Kufstein

Brenner
Vienna

Villach

Graz
Linz
Arlberg 259 580 381 276 414 188 203 419 334 110 517 145 107 303
Bischofshofen 50 321 125 54 192 137 100 163 86 193 214 225 396
Bregenz 352 673 474 369 507 281 296 512 427 203 610 235 -
Brenner 181 502 248 198 336 110 125 286 256 35 423 -
Graz 262 203 175 247 225 346 314 137 189 407 -
Innsbruck 149 470 271 166 304 78 93 309 224 -
Bad Ischl 136 270 186 58 108 157 140 223 -
Klagenfurt 166 330 38 217 276 253 216 -
Kitzbühel 56 386 178 82 220 37 -
Kufstein 90 403 215 99 237 -
Linz 221 189 294 138 -
Salzburg 83 304 179 -
Villach 128 365 -
Vienna 371 -

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on the windscreen of your vehicle. They need to be purchased before using
the motorways, also if you are driving into Austria from another country
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Innovative Travel NZ stations, tobacconists, automobile associations, post offices and border
crossings. Prices for a car are: €7.70 (10 days), €22.20 (for 2 months)
Sixt Rent a Car AUS and €73.80 (for 1 year). Visitors should check if their hired car has the
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* TRAFFIC CONDITIONS. Driving in Austria is uncomplicated and offers
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country roads. Conditions are broadcasted daily between 6am and 6pm on
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Australian Contact Details

Abercrombie & Kent Australia APT World Discoveries Backroads - Walking and Biking Cruise Abroad
Toll free: 1300 851 800 Toll free: 1300 278 278 Toll free: 1800 634 151 Toll free: 1300 669 369
Ph: (03) 9536 1800 Ph: (03) 9277 8444 Ph: (02) 6249 6122 Ph: (02) 9900 7200
www.aptouring.com.au www.activetravel.com.au www.cruiseabroad.com.au
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Academy Travel Toll-free: 1800 642 438 Toll free: 1300 363 500
Toll free: 1300 363 554
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Ph: (02) 9235 0023 Web: www.austrian.com www.beyondtravel.com.au Eastern Europe Travel
www.academytravel.com.au Austria Travel Direct Toll free: 1300 668 844
British Airways Holidays
Accor Toll free: 1800 830 820 www.baholidays.com Ph: (02) 9262 1144
Ph: (02) 6614 0365 www.eetbtravel.com
Toll free: 1300 656 565 CIT Holidays
www.austriatraveldirect.com Eastern Eurotours
Ph: (02) 9280 9888 Ph: (02) 9267 1255
www.accorhotels.com Austrian Holidays www.citholidays.com.au Toll free: 1800 242 353
Toll free: 1300 651 065 Ph: (07) 5526 2855
Albatross Travel Group www.austrian-holidays.com Classic Voyages www.easterneurotours.com.au
Toll free: 1300 135 015 Ph: (02) 9267 6661
Autohome Rentals www.classicvoyages.com.au Emirates
www.albatrosstravel.com International Toll-free: 1300 303 777
Toll free: 1800 226 479 Contiki Holidays Web: www.emirates.com/au
Alpine World
Ph: (02) 9481 9200 Toll free: 1300 301 835
Toll free: 1300 138 311 www.contiki.com Estours Travel
www.ari.com.au
Ph: (02) 8553 8888 Toll free: 1800 888 386
Avalon Waterways Cosmos Ph: (02) 4284 1688
www.alpineworld.com.au
Toll free: 1300 130 134 Toll free: 1300 130 134 www.estours-travel.com.au
Alumni Travel www.avalonwaterways.com.au www.cosmostours.com.au
European Reservations Service
Toll free: 1300 799 887 Avis Creative Holidays Toll free: 1800 815 784
Ph: (02) 9290 3856 Ph: 136 333 Ph: 131 222 (agents only) Ph: (07) 5535 6533
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Euroscape Travel Gullivers Sport & Music Travel interNATIONAL PARKtours Mogul Ski World
Toll free: 1300 558 909 Ph: (02) 9267 8655 Ph: (07) 5533 3583 Toll free: 1800 335 724
www.euroscape.com.au www.gulliverssporttravel.com.au www.parktours.com.au Ph: (03) 9525 2555
Eurovillas Intrepid Travel www.mogulski.com.au
Hertz Australia
Toll free: 1800 331 509 Toll free: 133 039 Toll free: 1300 364 512
Monograms
Ph: (03) 9593 2170 www.hertz.com.au www.intrepidtravel.com
Toll free: 1300 130 134
www.eurovillas.com.au
Keith Prowse www.globus.com.au
Hilton Hotels
EuroVista Holidays Ltd Toll free: 1300 730 023
Toll free: 1300 445 866
Toll free: 1300 780 586 Ph: (07) 3239 5900 Odyssey Travel
Ph: (02) 9266 2059
www.eurovista.travel www.keithprowse.com/au Toll free: 1300 888 225
www.hilton.com
Ph: (02) 4224 7000
EVA Airways Korean Air
holiday autos www.odysseytravel.com.au
Ph: (07) 3860 5555 or Ph: (02) 9262 6000
(02) 8338 0419 Toll free: 1300 554 432 Web: www.koreanair.com
www.holidayautos.com.au Outdoor Travel - The Active
Web: www.evaair.com
Kumuka Worldwide Travel Company
Eva’s European Tours Icon Holidays Toll free: 1300 667 277 Toll free: 1800 331 582
Ph: (02) 9449 1786 Toll free: 1300 853 953 www.kumuka.com Ph: (03) 5750 1441
www.evaseuropeantours.com.au Ph: (03) 9810 7666 www.outdoortravel.com.au
www.iconholidays.com Marriott International Inc
Explore Holidays Toll free: 1800 251 259
Toll free: 1300 731 000 (agents only) Passport Travel
Insight Vacations www.marriott.com
www.exploreholidays.com.au Toll free: 1800 337 031
Toll free: 1300 727 767
Martin Randall Travel Ph: (03) 9500 0444
Footsteps Holidays Ph: (02) 9512 0767 (agents only)
Toll free: 1300 559 595 www.walkcycleholidays.com.au
Ph: (03) 9882 4809 www.insightvacations.com www.martinrandall.com
www.footstepsholidays.com.au Interhome Peregrine Adventures
Mary Rossi Travel
Globus Toll free: 1800 257 171 Toll free: 1800 815 067 Toll free: 1300 854 445
Toll free: 1300 130 134 Ph: (02) 9453 2744 Ph: (02) 9957 4511 Toll free: 1300 655 433 (agents only)
www.globus.com.au www.interhome.com.au www.maryrossitravel.com www.peregrineadventures.com

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Australian Contact Details

Preferred Hotel Group Ski Max Trafalgar Tours Value Tours


Ph: (02) 9089 8801 Toll free: 1300 136 997 Toll free: 1300 78 78 78 Toll free: 1300 361 322
www.preferredhotelgroup.com Ph: (02) 9267 1655 Ph: (02) 9657 3333 (agents only) Ph: (02) 8081 0600
www.skimax.com.au www.trafalgartours.com.au
Qantas Holidays www.valuetours.com.au
Ph: 13 14 15 Small Luxury Hotels
Travel2
www.qantas.com/holidays of the World Venture Holidays SA/NT
Toll free: 1300 361 221
Toll free: 1800 251 958 Holiday Connect
Rail Agent by Wandrian www.travel2.com.au
Ph: (02) 9411 5532 Ph: (08) 8238 4511
Toll free: 1300 387 245 www.slh.com Travelplan Australia www.ventureholidays.com.au
www.railagent.com.au
Sno’n’ Ski Tours Toll free: 1300 754 754
Rail Plus Australasia Toll free: 1300 766 754 www.travelplan.com.au Viator
Toll free: 1300 555 003 www.snonski.com.au www.viator.com
www.railplus.com.au Travelscene Holidays
Tauck World Discovery Toll free: 1300 793 266 Wanderweg Holidays
Renaissance Tours Ph: (02) 8296 7071 www.travelscene.net.au
Toll free: 1300 727 095 www.traveltheworld.com.au Ph: (02) 6655 9685
Ph: (02) 9299 5801 Travelticket
Tempo Holidays Wings Away Travel
www.renaissancetours.com.au Ph: (02) 9279 2121
Toll free: 1300 362 844 Toll free: 1800 800 640
Scenic Tours Ph: (03) 9646 0277 www.travelticket.com.au
www.wingsaway.com.au
Toll free: 1300 723 642 www.tempoholidays.com
Trekset Tours Australia
Toll free: 1300 136 001 (agents only) The Leading Hotels World Drive Holidays
Toll free: 1800 331 050
www.scenictours.com of the World Toll free: 1300 653 270
Ph: (03) 8325 0000
Sixt - rent a car Toll free: 1800 222 033 Ph: (02) 9466 2400
www.trekset.com.au
Toll free: 1300 660 660 Ph: (02) 9377 8400 www.worlddriveholidays.com.au
www.sixt.com.au www.lhw.com Utracks
Ski Austria Topdeck Travel Toll free: 1300 303 368 World Wide Ticketing Pty. Ltd.
Ph: 0430 544 166 Toll free: 1300 886 332 Ph: (02) 8270 8488 Ph (03) 9819 4874
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New Zealand Contact Details

A Walker’s World British Airways Holidays Hertz New Zealand Odyssey Travel
Ph: (09) 486 74731 www.baholidays.com Toll free: 0800 654 321 Toll free: 0800 440 055
www.walkersworld.co.nz www.hertz.co.nz Ph: (09) 314 4482
Contiki Holidays www.odysseytravel.com.au
Abercrombie & Kent Ph: (09) 300 1601 Hilton Hotels
Peregrine Adventures
New Zealand www.contiki.com Toll free: 0800 448 002 Toll free: 0800 868 746
Toll free: 0800 441 638 Ph: +61 (02) 9266 2059 www.scenictours.com
www.abercrombiekent.com.au Cosmos
www.hilton.com Rail Agent by Wandrian
Toll free: 0800 267 227
Accor www.cosmostours.co.nz Toll Free: 0800 105959
Infinity Holidays
Toll free: 0800 444 422 www.railagent.com.au
Cycling Europe Toll free: 0800 354 448
Ph: (09) 365 0000 Rail Plus
Ph: (09) 486 74731 www.flightcentre.co.nz
www.accorhotels.com Ph: (09) 377 5415
www.cycling-europe.com Innovative Travel www.railplus.co.nz
Adventure World
DriveAway Holidays Toll free: 0508 100 111 Scenic Tours
New Zealand
Toll free: 0800 ADVENTURE Toll free: 0800 885 590 www.innovative-travel.com Toll free: 0800 868 746
Ph: (09) 524 5118 www.driveaway.co.nz www.scenictours.com
Insight Vacations
www.adventureworld.co.nz Toll free: 0800 656 111 Small Luxury Hotels
Emirates
of the World
Albatross Travel Group Toll-free: 0508 364 728 Ph: (09) 300 1581 (agents only)
Toll free: 0800 441 098
Toll free: 0800 44 62 32 (agents only) Web: www.emirates.com/nzb www.insightvacations.com www.slh.com
www.albatrosstravel.com
Eurolynx Travel Intrepid Travel Ski Alive International
APT World Discoveries Ph: (09) 361 3661 Toll free: 0800 600 610 Toll free: 0800 100 754
Toll free: 0800 278 687 Ph: (09) 520 0972 www.skitravel.co.nz
www.eurolynx.co.nz
www.aptouring.co.nz www.intrepidtravel.com Tempo Holidays (NZ) Ltd.
Euroscape Travel Ph: (09) 520 1490
Ascot tours Keith Prowse
Toll free: 0800 450 882 www.tempoholidays.co.nz
Toll free: 0800 356 728 Toll free: 0800 949 490
www.euroscape.com.au
Ph: (09) 580 0470 The Leading Hotels
Ph: (09) 477 3083
www.ascottours.co.nz EuroVista Holidays Ltd. of the World
www.keithprowse.com/nz Toll free: 0800 441 016
Toll free: 0800 850 800
Austrian Airlines www.lhw.com
Ph: (09) 585 0063 Korean Air
Ph: (09) 308 3362
www.eurovista.travel Ph: (09) 914 2000 The Tour Company
Web: www.austrian.com Toll free: 0800 356 728
Web: www.koreanair.com
GO Holidays Ph: (09) 5800 470
Avalon Waterways
Ph: (09) 914 4000 Kumuka Worldwide www.thetourcompany.net
Toll free: 0800 456 287
www.gogogo.co.nz Toll free: 0800 440 499 Travelplan Holidays
www.avalonwaterways.co.nz
www.kumuka.com Toll free: 0800 730 770
Avis Globus
www.houseoftravel.co.nz
Toll free: 0800 655 111 Toll free: 0800 456 287 Marriott International Inc.
www.globustours.co.nz Toll free: 0800 246 333 Travelplan Niche
Ph: (09) 526 2847
Ph: (09) 358 8240
www.avis.co.nz www.marriott.com
Gullivers Holidays www.houseoftravel.co.nz
Beyond Travel Ph: (09) 307 1888 Monograms World Expeditions
Toll free: 0800 550 554 www.gullivers.co.nz (agents only) Toll free: 0800 456 287 Toll free: 0800 350 354
www.beyondtravel.com.au www.gulliversholidays.co.nz www.globustours.co.nz www.utracks.com

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Vienna: imperial splendour


meets modern lifestyle
Vienna has always been a capital of art and culture. Throughout the city, an inimitable blend of imperial
splendour and living tradition continually gives rise to new culture and a thriving young scene. And in
between times you can enjoy an unforgettable shopping experience in the city’s small boutiques and
large flagship stores. Vienna is always worth a trip – and not just in springtime!

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT


THE AUSTRIAN NATIONAL TOURIST OFFICE:
PHONE: 02–9299 3621, FAX: 02–9299 3808, E-MAIL: info@antosyd.org.au
OR THE VIENNA TOURIST BOARD DIRECTLY
PHONE: +43–1–211 14–0, FAX: +43–1–216 84 92, E-MAIL: gerbl@vienna.info, www.vienna.info

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