Austria Destination guide

As the world leader in travel experiences since 1947, we connect you to the real Austria in a way like no other. We’ll guide you through luscious countryside and village streets that stir the soul. With classical roots, art-filled grand palaces and many culinary delights, this country’s ingrained culture is as fresh as its alpine forest air. Get comfortable in a Viennese coffee house and sample cinnamon soaked Apfelstrudel, the country’s iconic dessert. Admire opulent architecture and grand cathedrals in the Baroque city of Salzburg. And hear the sounds of authentic opera in the country of Mozart and Strauss. Between the decadance and indulgence, it’s the diverse history that leaves a lasting impression. Composers, dictators, emperors and monarchs alike have left a lasting imprint on the many beautiful buildings and landmarks of Austria. Now it’s time for us to walk you in their footsteps. Travel with us and unlock the infinite possibilities thanks to our exclusive Trafalgar Highlights.
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"From schnitzel to strudel, from The Sound of Music to Strauss, from the snow capped mountains to Salzburg - Austria is simply sensational"
Evana, Travel Director
Austria at a glance
With luscious countryside, quaint village streets, art-filled grand palaces, the sounds of Mozart, and the iconic Apfelstrudel, Austria is one of Europe's most soul-stirring countries. Join your expert Trafalgar Travel Director and walk in the footsteps of composers, emperors and royalty.
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Austrian Cake

What to pack for Austria

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Opera attire

The opera is a must-do attraction in Austria, made even more enjoyable when you dress the part. If you have room, pack an elegant option in with your travel staples for this very special occasion.

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Extra storage

Somewhere between the architecture and the alps, you’re bound to find your camera storage full. Pack an extra SD card or hard drive so you can click away without worry.

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A train ticket

With one of the best train networks in the world, excellent overnight services and countryside galore, rail is easily the best way to get around Austria. Thankfully, this is part of the package when you travel with Trafalgar.

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A trip surrounded by lush countryside means the possibility of pollen. Make sure you have some antihistamine tablets on hand incase your outdoor adventures induce allergies.

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Chances are you’ll be enjoying a substantial serving of the great outdoors on your Austria tour. Protect your eyes from the summer sun and winter snow with some polarized lenses.

Other things to know before you go

Depending on your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter. Please check this well in advance of your trip departure date here. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.

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