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Top vacation destinations in Austria

Austria Vacation & Tour Packages

Charming Vienna is a very popular stop on a tour of the major cities of Central and Eastern Europe. It's a good place to start or end your vacation because it is served by a number of airlines with direct flights to the US. If you prefer a different kind of Austrian city, scenic Salzburg, surrounded by mountains, is worth a stop. We often combine this in a trip plan that will take you from Prague, south to Cesky Krumlov for an overnight or a short stop, then on to Salzburg. Prefer to concentrate on just one country? Add some time in Austria's alpine sports capital, Innsbruck. Hallstatt works best as a day trip from Salzburg, but we can certainly give time there as well. For an authentic place to experience everyday life, visit Graz, Austria's second largest city, which combines a medieval Old Town crowned by a beautiful hilltop, with creative modern architecture and culture.

Austria's best destinations

Wherever you travel in Austria there's no doubt about its imperial heritage. There's solid architecture and no-nonsense cuisine in Vienna and other Austrian cities. Admire the splendor of Vienna's city center while sitting in one of its Habsburg-era grand cafés. Sample Austria's many excellent white wines. The Wachau Valley has some of the best, making for a great day trip from Vienna. A cruise on the Danube also makes for a vacation highlight. And the accommodation options in Vienna and other cities are very good.

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Travel to Austria is effortless, whether your final destination is Vienna, Salzburg, or elsewhere. Schengen neighbors form Austria's borders, so there are no passport checks or border checkpoints.

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We provide Austria travel services to Vienna, Salzburg and the places listed below. We also offer travel destinations throughout Central and Eastern Europe. Our clients come from the US, Canada, Australia, the UK and Europe. Contact us for a free travel consultation and we will prepare an Austrian vacation package just for you.

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Glowing Reviews from Our Guests

4.9 / 5

Average of our Guest's Ratings of our Austrian vacation packages
Based on 62 reviews

Barbara, Nadine, Mary, David, Evan, Lexington, Mason & Nancy

Florida

Our experience with JayWay Travel was outstanding in every way. They are professional and personal and planned exactly what we wanted.

Our experience with JayWay Travel was outstanding in every way. They are professional and personal and planned exactly what we wanted.

Year : 2019
Visited : Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic
Itinerary : Budapest, Vienna, Cesky Krumlov, Prague
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic
Itinerary : Budapest, Vienna, Cesky Krumlov, Prague
Rating :
5 / 5

Tom & Zachary

Illinois

Effortless and great attention to detail. JayWay Travel was very responsive to our personal needs and desires. We would not have been able to plan such a great trip by ourselves. We wish JayWay Travel could include other regions of the world because their travel model really works!

Effortless and great attention to detail. JayWay Travel was very responsive to our personal needs and desires. We would not have been able to plan such a great trip by ourselves. We wish JayWay Travel could include other regions of the world because their travel model really works!

Year : 2019
Visited : Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary
Itinerary : Prague, Vienna, Budapest
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary
Itinerary : Prague, Vienna, Budapest
Rating :
5 / 5

Barbara, Peter, Susan & Michael

Massachusetts

JayWay are good listeners who know their territory and provide good value. Extremely helpful, knowledgeable, very well organized terrific website. Everyone was always on time or early. The two guides in Krakow who led us through the Jewish experience were great. We learned a lot from Krakow Jewish tours. Also the Polin Museum in Warsaw was fantastic and spent 4 hours going through it.

JayWay are good listeners who know their territory and provide good value. Extremely helpful, knowledgeable, very well organized terrific website. Everyone was always on time or early. The two guides in Krakow who led us through the Jewish experience were great. We learned a lot from Krakow Jewish tours. Also the Polin Museum in Warsaw was fantastic and spent 4 hours going through it.

Year : 2019
Visited : Poland, Lithuania, Austria
Itinerary : Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk, Vilnius, Vienna
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Poland, Lithuania, Austria
Itinerary : Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk, Vilnius, Vienna
Rating :
5 / 5

Frequently Asked Questions about travel to Austria

Can I book cultural performances, such as operas, ballets, or performances at the Spanish Riding School with you, or should I book them myself? When should these be booked?

We recommend booking most cultural performances on your own. We do have discounts with certain frequent concerts, such as in Salzburg’s Mirabell Palace and St. Peter's Baroque Hall, or in a Kursalon in Vienna, and these are listed alongside tours and excursions in proposals. In most cases, though, we do not have access to any discounts, and many cultural performances sell out well in advance. Austrian cultural venues, especially in Vienna, often have many different price categories, so it’s best to compare different seats and offers yourself. However, we are happy to provide links and advice, which you will find in your Guest Page once your trip is booked.

When is the best time to visit Austria?

Unless you’re in Austria to ski in and around Innsbruck, or to see the country’s charming Christmas markets, we recommend visiting between late April and mid-October. As May and September are peak season, we recommend visiting before or after these months. Winters are relatively dry, but quite cold, while summers are relatively cool, with highs generally in the mid 70s to mid 80s in Vienna and a bit cooler elsewhere, although air conditioning is uncommon, especially in 3-star hotels.

Is Austria safe?

Austria is considered one of the world's safest countries, although travelers should keep an eye out for pickpockets in touristy areas.

What is Austrian cuisine like?

Austrian cuisine alternates between heavy and sweet. Austria’s Imperial heritage is clear in its food, with its influences ranging from the Balkans and Bohemia, to Italy and Hungary. Food tends to be hearty, such as Sulze: meat and vegetables set in gelatin; Gemusecremesuppen: creamy vegetable soups; Frittatensuppe: strips of omelette in broth; Wiener Schnitzel: veal or pork slices coated in breadcrumbs; Wiener Gulasch: beef stew garnished with lard, onions and paprika; and Tafelspitz: stewed beef with a radish, apple, and spring onion sauce. Austria is especially known for its cakes and pastries, such as Sachertorte which is a chocolate cake filled with apricot jam. Other specialities include Kipferl cakes filled with jam and custard, strudel served with cream or custard, and Kaiserschmarrn, a sweet shredded pancake. Recent years have seen a renaissance in Austrian gastronomy, with local and organic produce and regional specialties coming to the fore, so expect to be pleasantly surprised as chefs go beyond the old classics in their pursuit of modern Austrian cuisine.

It’s not just the cuisine that is much improved, as Austrian wine is fast developing its own stellar reputation. Austria is mostly a country of white wines, which you can explore via several of our excursions, especially to the Wachau Valley upstream from Vienna. As well as producing a surprising volume of wine, Austria is also known for brewing some excellent beers, which like its cuisine, are linked to its imperial past. There are a few distinct styles of beer you’ll find in the country, some of which are based on Bavarian and Czech traditions. Austrians are fond of schnapps (brandy made from a wide variety of fruits) as well as Stroh, a powerful rum made from sugarcane and often used in punch and hot drinks. Austrian tap water is some of the purest in the world, and often comes straight from mountain springs, even in Vienna.

What is transportation like in Austria?

Transportation in Austria is high quality, and trains are an effective way to get between cities. There are regular high-speed trains between Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck, and some neighboring countries. As local car rental agencies tend to charge steep fees for drivers picking up a car in one country and leaving it in another, and Austrian city centers are rarely designed for traffic, we recommend against renting a car in Austria. Although visitors rarely need to use public transport to get around Innsbruck or Salzburg, Vienna’s “U-Bahn” subway system can be used to get to the Schönbrunn Palace.
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