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Austria is one of Europe’s most charming countries filled with natural beauty, culture, iconic architecture, and charming alpine villages. In Austria you can marvel at crystal clear lakes, waterfalls, and hillsides, take to the snow-capped mountains of the Austrian Central Alps for an unforgettable ski experience, and embark on an exciting culinary journey with mouth-watering local delicacies; a trip to Austria is incomplete without sampling the signature sachet- torte chocolate cake!

Austria is famed for its awesome music scene and concert culture which has been very much present since the 19th century. You can embark on tours of famous concert halls, attend concerts - many of which are free, visit the former residence of Ludwig Van Beethoven, and admire works of Mozart at some of Europe’s finest museums. Experience all of this and more with cheap Austria holiday packages offered by Brightsun Travel.

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Hotel Lucia

Hütteldorfer Str. 79, 1150 Wien, Austria

Room Only 3 Nights
From £369 per person View Offer

Best Western Plus Amedia Wien

Landstraßer Hauptstraße 155, 1030 Wien, Austria

Bed and Breakfast 3 Nights
From £379 per person View Offer

Top Destinations In Austria



An excursion to Vienna, the City of Music, should be a priority for every visitor to Austria. The romantic Old Town is filled with historic palaces and cathedrals dating back to the thirteenth century. There are idyllic market squares and atmospheric alleyways where quaint shops specialise in exclusive brands. Welcoming cafes offer tempting chocolate cake and aromatic coffee. The mighty River Danube is never far away. Tourists adore taking a boat ride to Danube Island, a twenty-one kilometre recreation park. There are woodland walks, a sandy beach, adventure playgrounds and a host of entertainments including an annual music festival.

Helpful Information About Austria

Currency: You’ll be spending Euros.

Language: German!

Local Time: Central European Time, which is two hours earlier than Greenwich Mean Time.

Flight Time from the UK: Approximately two hours, fifteen minutes.

Tourist Information: Visit the official Austrian tourist information site for lots of helpful information regarding upcoming events, where to go, what to do, and how to get around.

Health/Travel Restrictions: To travel to Austria, British citizens need a valid passport. A visa is not required. For up to date travel advice and health recommendations visit the government’s travel advice for Austria.

Other FAQs:

Q: Do I need any vaccinations to visit Austria?

A: Vaccinations for hepatitis and tetanus are recommended, but not compulsory, for vulnerable people.

Q: Will Covid-19 affect my holiday to Austria?

A: There's no longer any requirement to prove Covid-19 vaccination.

Q: Are Austrian ski resorts eco-friendly?

A: Accommodation is often heated by wood chips and most resorts are car-free.

Q: Is Austria good for family holidays?

A: Yes!

Top Things to Do in Austria

The Austrian skiing season usually lasts from early December until mid-April. There are many ski resorts near Vienna including Pinzgau, Obertauern and Lungau. One of the most popular is Zell am See, where the Schmittenhohe and Gipfelwelt viewing platforms provide incredible panoramas of the surrounding mountain peaks.

In spring and summer, scenic tours through the beautiful Alpine scenery are an essential part of any Viennese holiday. Austrian lakes such as Attersee and Hallstatt include picturesque villages to explore. There are also hiking trails and watersports to enjoy. Attractions include Admont Abbey, an eleventh-century Benedictine monastery. The Abbey is famous for its extensive library which features eighteenth-century architecture and exquisitely painted ceilings.

The Austrian landscape becomes particularly atmospheric during the autumn. Special festivals include the Almabtrieb, a procession marking the return of Alpine cattle and goats from the mountainous pastures to the shelter of the valleys.

Classical music fans love to visit the Vienna concert halls where Johann Strauss introduced the waltz. In Salzburg, the house where Mozart was born is now a fascinating museum. Every year, both cities host Christmas Markets where the atmosphere is magical and inviting.

Weather in Austria

January is often the coldest month with low temperatures of -4°C (24°F). Regular snow showers ensure the ski slopes are at their best. July is often pleasantly mixed with rainfall of approximately 0.72" and the hottest temperatures of up to 30° C (86° F). June to August are reliably sunny and warm. The weather in September is usually mild and dry.

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