Austrian Advent & The Krampus Run

From £1,229
Duration 5 Days
Departures from Dec 2020 - Dec 2020
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From £1,229
Duration 5 Days
Departures from Dec 2020 - Dec 2020
Tour Overview

​The festive season in Austria is full of traditions, not least the eerie Krampus Run. Christmas markets in spectacular castle settings and dinner accompanied by the music of Mozart also feature on this short break.

  • Festive
  • Short Break
  • Half Board
  • All Highlights Included

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 3-star hotel
  • 8 included meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 dinners including a welcome drink
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation & porterage
  • Audio Guide

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Discover ​Salzburg's Christmas markets
  • Visit the Advent in Castles Christmas markets at Lake Traunsee
  • Experience the Krampus Run
  • Christmas markets in the Salzkammergut
  • Mozart dinner concert in Salzburg

    Itinerary

    Day 1 UK - Weyregg

    Today you will fly to Munich, where on arrival we'll be waiting to transfer you to your hotel in the small village of Weyregg on the shore of Lake Attersee. Once you've settled in, you're free to relax, explore the area and meet your fellow travellers.

    Meals included: D

    Day 2 Salzburg Christmas Markets

    It's time for your first experience of Austria's legendary Christmas markets in scenic Salzburg, which you may recognise if you're a fan of 'The Sound of Music'. You'll be taken on a guided tour of the Altstadt, the historic city centre characterised by several stunning churches, before you're free to enjoy the Christmas markets at your own pace. It's the perfect opportunity to grab a souvenir or Christmas gift!
    Once you're back at the hotel, it's time for some traditional festive treats. Sip on a hot cup of glühwein – or mulled wine – and snack on the chestnuts known locally as maroni.

    Meals included: B,D

    Day 3 Advent in Castles & the Krampus Run

    Don't forget your camera today, as the Christmas markets you'll visit are situated in two spectacular castles by Lake Traunsee. This event, known as the Advent in Castles, was voted the best Christmas market in Upper Austria in 2018. After shopping in this picturesque destination, we head to the Frucht und Sinne Chocolate Manufacturers in Frankenmarkt. You'll get a behind-the-scenes tour here revealing the process of making fruit chocolates, before tasting the goods with a glass of wine.
    This evening brings with it the Krampus Run, a 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, and this spooky parade dates back 500 years.

    Meals included: B,D

    Day 4 Christmas Markets & Mozart Dinner Concert

    Today we're hopping around the Salzkammergut region, visiting quaint towns such as Bad Ischl and St Wolfgang. Choose between snacking on lebkuchen in the markets, touring elegant villas or going for a horse-and-carriage ride through the towns.
    We'll head to Salzburg in the evening for an unforgettable night in the St Peter Stiftskeller. Travel back to the 18th century for a traditional candle-lit dinner while costumed musicians serenade you with the music of Salzburg's most famous figure, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

    Meals included: B,D

    Day 5 Weyregg - UK

    ​This morning after breakfast we'll transfer you to the airport for your flight home.

    Meals included: B

    Accommodation

    Hotel Sonne Weyregg

    Located in the heart of the village of Weyregg, your hotel is situated just a short walk from the shores of Lake Attersee. Facilities include a restaurant and wellness area with sauna, hot tub and relaxation room. Guest rooms have en suite facilities, TV and a balcony.

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