Hallstatt mountain village on Lake Hallstatt's western shore in Austria's mountainous Salzkammergut region
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<p>The land of legendary composers and sprawling countrysides welcomes you to indulge in a journey unlike any other. Zicasso’s experts have created over 3,600 itineraries that let travelers explore colorful villages, majestic mountain ranges, and the Baroque city of Vienna which stands as a cultural hub of Europe. Embrace Austria’s endless charm by exploring the possibilities in the sample itineraries below and the helpful information on the Austria Travel Guide.</p>

The land of legendary composers and sprawling countrysides welcomes you to indulge...

The land of legendary composers and sprawling countrysides welcomes you to indulge in a journey unlike any other. Zicasso’s experts have created over 3,600 itineraries that let travelers explore colorful villages, majestic mountain ranges, and the Baroque city of Vienna which stands as a cultural hub of Europe. Embrace Austria’s endless charm by exploring the possibilities in the sample itineraries below and the helpful information on the Austria Travel Guide.

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St. Stephen's Church in Vienna, Austria.
Ultimate Highlights Tour of Austria

12 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $4,675

Celebrating the very best of Austria, this ultimate 12-day tour has been handcrafted to combine local culture, majestic history, mountain nature and a country’s welcoming charm. From the Habsburgs to the hills, you’ll delight in the sound of Mozart and the sound of silence, as you travel in luxury from Vienna to Bregenz.

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Schonbrunn-Palace in Vienna, Austria.
Classic One-Week Austria Culture and History Tour

8 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $3,115

Handcrafted to celebrate the best of Austrian culture and history in just one week, this 8-day tour is a journey through eras and atmospheres. Delight in the Habsburgs, cruise the Danube, lounge in an alpine spa, and savor Salzburg’s sensual past. Local guides lead the way at each destination as you discover how Austria is more than a sum of its distinctive parts.

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Zell am See, Pinzgau, Austria.
Active Austria Family Tour

13 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $5,065

From Sleeping Beauty’s castle to the Sound of Music and Viennese pastries, this 12-night vacation offers the best of Austria for families. Austria envelops and lures you in with its mountains and palaces before giving you all the space and freedom you need to explore as a family. A journey here is always a shared adventure.

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Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna, Austria.
Stunning Austria Family Tour

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $3,895

Rolling to the sound of music, this 10-day Austria family tour immerses you in mountains and cultural charm. Handcrafted with the best family attractions, it will take you to palaces, castles, museums, markets, and miniature towns. Explore Vienna, Linz and Salzburg before escaping to the mountains for three days of quiet family time along the lake.

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Ludwig van Beethoven statue in Vienna
Beethoven's 250th Anniversary Tour: Retracing the Maestro's Steps

7 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $5,182

Join in the celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday on this Austrian tour that includes exclusive access to the highlights of his life history. Step out of the concert halls and into the life of Beethoven, his iconic symphonies your soundtrack as you follow the timeline of the composer’s inspirations around Vienna and the Austrian countryside. Experience Beethoven’s perspective with immersive museums that display his original annotated music and private tours of his homes in which he cultivated his distinctive style. From charming spa towns to grand musical celebrations, you will have exclusive experiences that reflect how Beethoven’s life and works have become indelible to classical music history and Austrian heritage.

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View over the Prater with the Ferris Wheel and Skyline, Vienna, Austria
Charming Luxury Austria Itinerary for Families

9 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $7,015

Austria is magnificent for families and is a country where there is time and space to come together as one. Featuring four distinctive destinations, this 9-day Austria tour will have you exploring culture and nature together. Balloon over Salzkammergut, cycle the Danube, explore heritage and culture, and spend a day in a neolithic wonderland.

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Wine and Alpine Splendor Tour in Central Europe

14 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $5,455

Indulge in the grandeur of the alps and the heritage of Central Europe during this 14-day luxury tour of Slovenia, Austria, and Switzerland. Regal castles and charming villages capture diverse cultural layers. From sipping premier wine to lounging in an outdoor spa and enjoying a traditional tavern to searching for secluded ibex, this active tour immerses you in the delights of Central Europe's soaring summits and grand imperial palaces.

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Best of Austria & Croatia Vacation Tour

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $3,245

Grandeur and glamour meet in old Eastern cities as lakes and waterfalls twist towards the Dalmatian coast. Islands await, idyllic and untamed as ancient cities arouse, memoirs to an altogether different time. Welcome to Eastern Europe, and for all of the history and the natural beauty, it is the culture you will most remember as explored on this 10-day trip through four European countries. So luxuriate on the old-world highlights and relax along the coast as you hop to Austria, Slovakia, Croatia and Montenegro on an unforgettable trip.

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Snow capped alps in Salzburg, Austria.
Highlights of Austria Tour: Culture, History, Nature, and Adventure

13 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $5,065

From Vienna to Salzburg to Innsbruck, this two-week Austrian tour includes all the country’s major highlights. It’s all about the journey as you uncover the beauty of the alpine trail and all the stops along the way. On a single afternoon you can hike past glaciers, drink at a medieval wine tavern, and feel the serenity of a charming abbey.

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Idyllic alpine scenery, snowy mountains mirroring in a small lake in Tyrol, Austria.
Outdoor Austria Adventure Tour

11 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $4,285

For over 11 days you will hike, climb, kayak, canyon, raft, balloon and fly through the Alps.Trails twist between epic mountains, lakes glisten beneath rugged peaks, rivers flow between medieval villages. Welcome to Austria and the ultimate outdoor adventure itinerary. And from Tyrol to Salzkammergut there are few finer landscapes to explore, anywhere else on Earth.

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Bridge over the Limmat river leading into the the historic city center of Zurich, Switzerland.

Nourish your senses as you walk along classic wine trails and listen to the music of some of the world’s most celebrated composers. Travel through the splendors of Austria, Germany, and Switzerland on a custom tailored tour and immerse yourself in luxury and culture, chocolate and marzipan, fairytale castles and snow-capped mountains. Baroque palaces tower above cobblestone streets as half-timbered buildings hide chic, contemporary restaurants.

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Village in Weissenkirchen, Austria
Romantic Exploration of Austria Tour

9 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $3,505

Explore the romantic road from Salzburg to Vienna on this enchanting 9-day Austria tour for couples. Bathe in spas, marvel in mountains, explore cobblestone heritage, and wander hand in hand along the lakesides. Handcrafted to give you time and space, these nine days will showcase the best of Austria at a lovely slow pace.

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Alpine Adventure to Italy & Austria

14 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $5,917

From soaring peaks to sapphire waters, modern marvels and scenic splendor, the Alpine countries of Italy, Switzerland and Austria all have something special. City slickers will love the fine art and high culture of timeless metropolises like Innsbruck and Vienna, and rugged outdoorsmen will enjoy their journeys through Chur and Lugano. Be you a hill climber or art critic, friend of nature or fan of fashion, this unforgettable vacation is made just for you.

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Immersive Classical Music Austria Tour

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $3,895

Handcrafted for classical music lovers, this 10-day Austria tour explores the country that lives and breathes music. Choir songs emanate from a palace chapel, Mozart and Schubert’s pieces ring out through evocative opera houses, and locals reminisce about a time when Beethoven and Haydn composed their scores. Even today it flows from bandstands, cafes, and concert halls. Discover the legacy of Austrian music on this luxury overland journey from Vienna to Salzburg.

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Escape to Germany, Switzerland, and Austria Tour

15 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $5,845

This 15-day custom tailored tour takes you through Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, where you can walk along half-timbered homes and dramatic storybook castles. Cuckoo clocks chime the hour and cobbled streets lead to the gilded rooftops and marvelous medieval monuments. Immerse yourself in the majesty of opulent palaces and old churches surrounded by the fascinating scenery of the Alps.

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Classical Sounds of Austria: Schubert to Salzburg Tour

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $3,895

Choir songs emanate from a palace chapel. Mozart and Schubert’s pieces ring out through evocative opera houses. Houses reminisce of when Beethoven and Haydn composed their scores. Handcrafted for classical music lovers this ten-day tour explores the country that lives and breathes music. Even today it flows from bandstands, cafes and concert halls, a pre-eminent legacy discovered on this luxury overland journey from Vienna to Salzburg. Click here to learn more about Austria tours on Zicasso.

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Splendors of Austria, Germany & Switzerland Tour

14 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $6,057

Nourish your senses as you walk along classic wine trails and listen to the music of some of the world’s most celebrated composers. Travel through the splendors of Austria, Germany, and Switzerland on a custom tailored tour and immerse yourself in luxury and culture, chocolate and marzipan, fairytale castles and snowcapped mountains. Baroque palaces tower above cobblestone streets as half-timbered buildings hide chic, contemporary restaurants. Stained glass windows in historical churches glow as illustriously as the famed artworks tucked inside opulent museums. Feast on the sounds, sights, textures, and flavors that create an unforgettable private journey for your senses.

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Comfortable Classics: A Two-Week Tour of Germany, Switzerland & Austria

14 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $6,057

The architecture will be nearly as splendid as the mountains as the splendor of it all is accentuated by the riverbanks and lakeshores enjoyed during your 14-day tour. Whether you love the alpine air or find classical music soothing, enjoy hiking or prefer the taste of a flavorful beer on a hot day, your tour of Germany, Switzerland, and Austria will immerse you in natural wonder and a welcoming culture. Listen to the glockenspiel chime at midday and then climb to the top of a medieval church spire for an unforgettable view as the past and present combine for an enchanting adventure steeped in the natural wonders of the countryside.

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Two Weeks in Europe’s Heartland: Germany, Switzerland, and Austria Tour

14 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $7,275

The architecture will be nearly as splendid as the mountains during this 14-day tour. Whether you love the alpine air or find classical music soothing, enjoy hiking or prefer the taste of a flavorful beer on a hot day, your tour of Germany, Switzerland, and Austria will immerse you in natural wonder and a welcoming culture.

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Baroque Architecture to Beautiful Alps: Austria and Switzerland Tour

12 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $4,675

This customized tour offers you only the best of Austria and Switzerland in addition to taking you along the Danube River and into the illustrious Alps. Austria will enchant you with its Baroque architecture, opulent palaces, and famous concerts, and Switzerland will captivate you with its villages of half-timbered homes, beautiful vineyards, and dramatic mountain peaks.

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Best of Austria and Switzerland Tour

14 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $6,365

Austria will enchant you with Baroque architecture, opulent palaces, and famous concertos while Switzerland will captivate you with villages of half-timbered homes, beautiful hidden vineyards, and dramatic mountain peaks. Your custom tailored tour offers you only the best and takes you along the Danube River and into the illustrious Alps. The strong walls of a medieval castle reflect in the cobalt waters of the lake as frescoes in a historic abbey resemble murals to decorate a king’s quarters. Statues and furniture carved from ice embellish a glacier palace. Immerse yourself in culture and experience the breathtaking wonders of Austria and Switzerland’s finest.

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Local Cultures Unveiled: Luxury Austria Tour

12 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $9,355

Celebrating Austria’s off the beaten path treasures, this 12-night luxury Austria tour is an intimate and authentic exploration of a country’s culture and nature. Avoiding crowded tourist hot spots you will travel into the real Austria, where dazzling scenery and old-world atmospheres provide a welcome break from standard European travel. Welcome to the cultures the world doesn’t really know about.

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Perfect Luxury Austria Vacation for Seniors

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $10,395

Delight in the wonders of nature and culture in addition to savoring the finest luxury Austria tours for seniors. Handcrafted with three nights in each of Vienna, Salzburg, and Innsbruck, you will go in search of local heritage and sublime landscapes. From the sights and sounds of music to regal history and cruising the Danube, these ten days reflect the very best this country can offer.

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Snowy Alps and Emerald Countryside: 15-Day Tour of Austria and Switzerland

15 Day Custom Tour

Explore the impressive mountainous landscapes of Switzerland for 15 days on this tailored tour through the country’s snowy alps and emerald countrysides. The adventure, which begins in the bustling capital of Austria, Vienna and culminates in the vibrant lakeside city of Zurich, Switzerland, will lead you to Europe’s magnificent summits where you will admire the breathtaking scenery and relish unforgettable experiences within the picturesque Austrian and Swiss peaks.

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Travel Tips for Your Austria Trip
When is the best time to visit Austria?

Early summer and fall are the best times to visit Austria, specifically from May to June and September to October.

During these months, the weather is inviting across the country, and the temperatures are perfect for hiking the mountains, cycling the valleys, or sightseeing in the cities and towns. May, June, September, and October also have fewer crowds in popular destinations like Vienna, Innsbruck, and Salzburg.

While these are our favorite months, Austria is a year-round destination with great reasons to visit in the winter and in early spring. Travel as a family in the summer to Salzburg for the Sound of Music tour or enjoy the famous winter sports on the slopes of Badgastein; our guide to the best time to visit Austria can help you find the right season for your trip.

Where should I visit in Austria?

From the grandeur of the Habsburgs in Vienna to the stunning snowcapped peaks of the Dolomite mountains, Austria exudes rural mountain charm and urban sophistication. Find plenty to explore with our list of a few of the best places to visit in Austria:

  • Vienna: Regal, baroque, and cinematic, Vienna is a gorgeous representation of historic architecture and contemporary culture with stunning representation of culinary prowess.
  • Salzburg: The charisma of an ideal alpine town springs to life in Salzburg, where medieval arcades and courtyards echo with musical history and captivating panoramas.
  • Innsbruck: Epic mountain panoramas, gorgeous pastures, and medieval avenues meet Baroque cathedrals in Innsbruck for what feels like a town untouched by time.
  • Graz: Vibrant and historic, charming and overflowing with cafes, Graz offers a different perspective of Austria with a heritage dating back more than a millennium.
What should I do in Austria?

From exploring the coffee houses in Vienna to discovering the mouthwatering wines along the riverbanks, stunning panoramas to storybook towns, here are some of the top things to do in Austria:

  • Explore cultural history at historic palaces, museums, and religious centers in Vienna
  • Discover the unforgettable flavors of traditional Austrian pastries and gourmet dishes
  • Sample the wines from family vintners known for producing celebrated vintages for generations
  • Embrace the stunning scenery during a cycling excursion around the hills and valleys
  • Visit in winter to indulge in the cozy and charming ambiance of the festive season
What is Austria known for?

Austria is famous for its history, art, coffee houses, and alpine scenery. The mountains offer storybook towns and great winter sports, while bakeries produce unforgettable dishes like strudel and chocolate cakes. Austria also invented the croissant after defeating the Ottoman Empire. View impressive castles, witness the world’s largest ice cave, or tour the home of famous classical composers like Mozart and Schubert.

What should I do in Vienna?

Vienna has a mix of traditional architectural beauty and an artistic bohemian ambiance from the heritage coffee houses. The enticing energy stems from a combination of cobblestone streets and grand palaces, delectable chocolates, and celebrated musical legends. Concert halls, museums, and the unmistakable flair of a lively cosmopolitan city along the Danube River only scratch the surface of things to do in Vienna during your tour:

  • Tour the imperial spectacle of the Schönbrunn Palace and Gardens
  • Explore the six centuries of power of the Habsburgs and the Hofburgs
  • Experience mouthwatering sweets in the form of chocolate and pastries when visiting traditional Viennese coffee houses
  • Discover the colors, angles, and aesthetics of artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser at the Kunst Haus Wien
  • Traverse artistic brilliance in the Kunsthistorisches and MAK museums, which are home to works by Bruegel and Klimt, respectively
  • Enjoy Vienna’s musical history by visiting Mozart’s apartment, followed by a performance
  • Visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral to view layers of religious history dating back to the 12th century
What are your most popular Austria itineraries?

Blending the beautiful alpine landscapes with traditional fairytale villages and the imposing grandeur of Vienna, the best Austria offers both traditional and modern experiences across the country. Discover imperial history, sample remarkable dishes and surprising wines, and delight in the storybook ambiance as you personalize any of our top Austria itineraries to your preferences:

  • Our Ultimate Highlights Tour of Austria celebrates the diversity of experiences you can have, from the picturesque Lake District to the Habsburg castles, traditional pastries to enjoying the beautiful scenery from a Danube cruise.
  • Delight in the country’s traditional charms on our Classic One-Week Austria Culture and History Tour that immerses you in historic spa towns and Habsburg heritage, from Mozart’s early life in Salzburg to a night of music in the world-famous Vienna opera house.

From cycling to hiking, tobogganing to rafting, our Active Austria Family Tour will excite children and parents alike as you experience the thrill and beauty of the landscape with active adventures from discovering castles to sampling delicious dishes.

What else should I know about how to plan a trip to Austria?

Explore more information in our frequently asked questions about planning a trip to Austria and inspiration in our Austria travel guide.

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