Apart from its imperial history and their remnants, Austria provides to be a great destination for sports and adventure. Its beautiful locations make up not only for scenic photoshoots but also for adventure sports as well. it has beautiful mountain villages and gets complimented by older baroque architecture that shapes its legacies around the world. The country’s capital city of Vienna, which is situated on the river Danube is a perfect example of history, culture, and adventure coupled with scenic getaways and beautiful narrow lanes exceeding to super exciting spots. Those interested in history can get a lot of stuff from Vienna which was central in both the world wars. It was Austria which played a major role in both starting and ending the world war one while its role was subjugated in the Second World War. The palaces such as Schönbrunn and Hofburg are living testament to its rich history and control on the colonial world. Apart from this, the country takes pride in its art and has counted Mozart, Strauss, and Freud among its very own citizens who have majorly shaped its legacy in the world. Some other major destinations in the country include the Northern Bohemian Forest, Traunsee Lake, and eastern hillside vineyards. Check out the highlights of this beautiful Austria Vacation filled with Adventure and fun –
Tour at a Glance
One of the major reasons for this Austria Vacation is the presence of post-card stuff across the region and you can get some real-life savoring moments captured in the backdrop of some fantastic scenery.
This activity-based Austria Vacation focuses on bringing you out on the ropes and get you doing exciting things. Get endured in adventure activities under the tight supervision of professional guides.
You can own all of the misty waterfalls, the palatial porticoes, snow-capped peaks and alpine meadows along with traditional towns with baroque architectures.
The major activities covered in the adventurous trip would be Skiing, trekking, hiking, boating, sightseeing and much more.
Starting the trip with your arrival in the capital city, you will take a closer look at the history of Austria before moving to the adventurous part of the vacation. You will be visiting St Anton am Arlberg for Skiing before going to Eisriesenwelt in Werfen to check out world’s largest accessible ice caves. You can then visit Salzburg and then to Krimmler Wasserfal for trekking purposes. You will end this fantastic adventurous trip in the capital city on the last day. Check out the day wise itinerary here –
Day 1: Arrival in Vienna to kick-start the Austria Vacation
Your Austria vacation will start with your arrival in the beautiful city of Vienna which is also the capital. You will be received by your tour operator and guide at the airport who will take you to the pre-booked hotel. Depending upon the timing of the arrival, your itinerary for the day could be carved out. If you reach early, do plan to come out and explore the local cuisine, hotels, cafes and other spots to spend some time here. Check out the bars in the night to know about the vibrant night culture of Vienna.
Day 2: Exploring the capital city of Vienna
Vienna has lots to offer to its visitors. From being the center of activities in the Austro Hungarian empire to holding up to the most musical city nomenclature, Vienna has been on the top of things as far as the tourism is concerned. So, after having breakfast in your hotel, your travel guide will take you out to experience the history of the city which has more than 150 locations to visit. It has some beautiful palaces such as Schönbrunn, which was the Habsburgs’ summer residence as well as some museums also who showcase the time immemorial through the artifacts. You can also check out the contemporary displays works by Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt, and other artists. Check out the food joints and cafes to spend some quality time in the evening.
Day 3: travel to St Anton am Alberg for Skiing
Your adventure will start from the third day onwards when you travel to St Anton am Alberg which is a renowned location for skiing in the entire world. This is an Austrian village located in the Tyrolean Alps and also known as the gateway to the Arlberg Ski region. For its invention of skiing, the place has also been called as the ‘cradle of alpine skiing’. Once you get there through train or other modes, get into your hotel and relax before taking on skiing the next day.
Day 4: Skiing at St Anton am Arlberg
Today will be a fun day when you finally get your hands on the sports of Skiing. Your tour operator will take you to the majestically looking 2811-m high Slopes of Valluga and Rendl through Lifts and Cable cars. Though the Arlberg Ski area as a whole has plenty of blue runs, the skiing in St Anton is demanding and hence suited for the intermediates and above. Other areas such as Lech and Zurs are suited for beginners. Once you start skiing, you can feel it as a moment to be savored throughout life. Once you are done, come back to the hotel and relax.
Day 5: Travelling to Eisriesenwelt in Werfen
Another day of adventure beckons you on today. Today after having some meal, you will be traveling to Eisriesenwelt in Werfen to gaze at the world’s largest accessible ice caves. The Eisriesenwelt is a natural limestone ice cave located in the Werfen area of Austria which is nearly 40 km south of Salzburg. The ice caves are located inside the Hochkogel Mountain in the Tennengebirge section of the Alps. These ice caves are the largest in the world and extend more than 42 km. This area is very popular amongst tourists and more than 200,000 tourists visit these caves every year. These structures extend up to 30,000 sq meters and 42 km of narrow passages which form the interiors of the mountains around. Get back to the hotel and relax for the night.
Day 6: Explore the city of Werfen
Today you will be exploring the beautiful market town of Werfen situated in the district of St Johann am Pongau in the Austrian state of Salzburg. After having breakfast, your tour operator will take you to explore the markets of Werfen which is mainly known for Hohenwerfen Castle. Later in the day, do take out time to travel to see the greatest palace in Salzburg, Schloss Mirabell which showcases the baroque style of Architecture. Spend the evening in Salzburg and its lively evenings.
Day 7: Visiting Krimmler Wasserfal (waterfall)
Today’s destination would be to visit the liveliest waterfalls in Europe. The Krimml Waterfalls has a total height of 380 meters and is the highest waterfall in Austria. The fall falls on the route of Krimmler Ache River which is located near the village of Krimml in the High Tauern National Park in the Salzburg state. After you are done with gazing at the majestic waterfalls, walk along the waterfall which goes dramatically through thick forests and you can get to see several viewpoints. Extend your wall through the Achental valley which is surrounded by snow along and overshadows Holzlahneralm. Spend the night in Krimml and enjoy.
Day 8: Travelling to Innsbruck, the capital city of Tyrol
Today, you will be traveling to the beautiful city of Innsbruck which is the capital of Austria’s western state of Tyrol. It is located in the Alps and has been a destination for winter sports. It is also known for its imperial and modern architectures. Here, you will be trekking to the mountains which are more than 2000 meters high and have alpine covers all along. The Nordkette funicular, with futuristic stations designed by architect Zaha Hadid, climbs up to 2,256m from the city center for skiing in winter and hiking or mountaineering in warmer months. Stay here for the night.
Day 9: Tour of Zell am See to see Zeller Lake
In the last leg of your tour, you will be visiting Zell am See which is an Austrian town situated on the Lake Zell. It is here that you can capture some amazing moments near Lake Zeller. Apart from this, you can also view the bright chalets, the snow-capped peaks of the Hohe Tauern. You can then hop on to boating on the lake, hiking, and skiing along with the thick snow of the area. Later, take rest in your hotel before final departure.
Day 10: Departure from Vienna
In the morning of the last day, you will be traveling to Vienna for departure proceedings.
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