Austrian Advent & The Krampus Run

From £1,349
Duration 5 Days
Departures from Dec 2021 - Dec 2021
Book now
From £1,349
Duration 5 Days
Departures from Dec 2021 - Dec 2021
Tour Overview

The festive season in Austria is full of traditions, not least the eerie Krampus Run. Christmas markets in spectacular castle settings and a Silent Night performance also feature on this short break.

  • Festive
  • Short Break
  • Half Board

Your Holiday Includes

  • Just You Tour Manager as your host & Specialist Local Guide
  • Return flights from Heathrow with Lufthansa
  • A dedicated Just You representative to greet you at selected UK airports
  • 4 nights in a 4-star hotel
  • 8 included meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 dinners including a welcome drink
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation & porterage
  • Audio Guide

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Explore the "Emperor's city" Bad Ischl
  • Visit the Advent in Castles Christmas markets at Lake Traunsee
  • Lake trip to Gmunden ceramic factory
  • Discover Salzburg's Christmas markets
  • Silent Night performance in its birthplace
  • St Wolfgang and its advent scenery
  • Learn how to back local gingerbread
  • Explore fairy-tale Hallstatt
  • Experience the Krampus Run

Free Private Chauffeur Transfers

Book a Just You long haul trip and your very own private executive car will whisk you in comfort to and from the airport.

Ts & Cs apply. Find out more >

Itinerary

Day 1 UK - Nussdorf

Today you will fly to Munich. On arrival we'll transfer you to your hotel located near the shore of Lake Attersee. ​

Meals included: D

Day 2 Bad Ischl & Traunsee Schlosser Advent

After breakfast we’ll head to Bad Ischl. The health resort of Bad Ischl is located at the heart of the Salzkammergut region, surrounded by the rivers Traun and Ischl. In the 19th century, this charming town became a fashionable spa resort with Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria choosing the town for his summer residence. Enjoy some time at your leisure exploring this romantic village - don´t forget to find some time to try Zaunerstollen. This harmonic blend of nougat grillage with wafers, hazelnuts and chocolate is a delicious confectionary masterpiece. We’ll continue to the Traunsee Schlösser Advent. Known as the ‘Advent in Castles’, this event has the stunning backdrop of two spectacular castles and was voted the best Christmas Market in Upper Austria in 2018. We’ll visit the Christmas market in the historic walls before taking a boat to the town of Gmunden. Here, we’ll visit the ceramic manufactory of Gmunden and stroll through the little, romantic roads before returning by little train to the Schlösser Advent. Later, we’ll return to the hotel for dinner. Meals included: B,D

Day 3 Salzburg & Silent Night performance

Today we’ll enjoy a guided tour of Salzburg´s Altstadt, the historic city centre characterised by several stunning churches. There will be some free time for you to explore the Christmas markets at your own pace and perhaps pick up a last-minute Christmas gift.
In the afternoon we’ll head to the spiritual centre of Christmas. The Silent Night chapel in Oberndorf, this is where the carol ‘Silent Night’ was heard for the first time on Christmas Eve in 1818. Today, the Silent-Night-Memorial-Chapel stands on the original site of St. Nikolaus Church. Enjoy a tour through the chapel and listen to a little Silent Night performance from local musicians! After this touching visit we’ll return to our hotel for dinner.​


Meals included: B,D

Day 4 St Wolfgang, Hallstatt & Krampus Run

Today we’ll get to know the beauty of the Salzkammergut where we’ll head to St. Wolfgang to witness its incredible Advent scenery – a truly unforgettable experience.  During a visit to a local bakery, the artisanal production of gingerbread will be explained and you’ll be guided through the bakery. Not only will you get to taste the specialties, but you’ll decorate your own gingerbread. We’ll continue on to Hallstatt - a picture-perfect lake-side town overlooked by a breathtaking mountain scenery. You’ll have some free time to explore and enjoy these fairy-tale views. 
After this unforgettable visit, we’ll dine in a local restaurant before its time to join the highlight of this tour - the Krampus Run! This traditional event where people in horned masks and elaborate costumes parade through the streets ringing ominous bells. According to legend, the Krampus, a half-goat, half-demon figure, is the scary opposite of Saint Nicholas. While Saint Nicholas rewards children who have been good, Krampus punishes naughty children.


Meals included: B,D

Day 5 Nussdorf - UK

After breakfast, we'll transfer you to the airport for your flight home.​

Meals included: B

Accommodation (as specified or similar)

Hotel Ragginger

The traditional 4 star Hotel Ragginger is located right in the center of the village of Nussdorf, 400 metres from the shore of Lake Attersee. Family run for five generations, the hotel has a restaurant serving traditional Austrian cuisine. Rooms have free wi-fi

If you've booked this tour and the departure date is not showing, it is because we are no longer taking new bookings for this date.

Just You have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

Reasons to Book with Just You

  • Just You - Over 15 Years Expertise Over 15 Years of Expertise
  • Just You - Unrivalled Customer Guarantees Unrivalled Guarantees
  • Just You - A Room of your Own A Room of Your Own
  • Just You Incredible Experiences Incredible Experiences
  • Just You - Expert Tour Managers Expert Tour Managers

100% Protection

All Just You holidays are financially protected via ATOL (flight-inclusive holidays) and financial insurance (non-flight packages). Additionally, all customer money is held in a Trust Fund, governed by independent Trustees. This means your money is 100% protected no matter what. If your travel plans change, you can use your initial deposit against another holiday at a later date.