Austrian Lakes, Salzburg & the Sound of Music
10 Day Select Holiday
- 10 days
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- Dinner, bed and breakfast
- Luxury coach travel throughout
- Excursions as stated
- Premium welcome pack
- Extra leg room
- Reclining leather seats
- Climate control
- On board library
- Premium welcome pack
- Carefully selected quality hotels.
For Scottish customers we provide a morning coffee on the outward journey and a meal on the return. For English customers, Door to Door* service is provided.
||Sun 4 Aug, 2019
Based in the picturesque town of Altenmarkt im Pongau in the Austrian state of Salzburg, we take in the chocolate box landscape of the Austrian Lakes and discover the impossibly pretty locations where the famous movie, The Sound of Music was filmed. Look forward to exploring the Salzkammergut, a spectacular region surrounded by sparkling lakes and stretching from Salzburg to the peaks of the Dachstein Mountains. Here we call at pretty as a picture Hallstatt, the most photographed village in Austria and home to a charming market square, fairytale dwellings and a subterranean salt lake. The lakeside town of Mondsee is another treat and is where you’ll find the beautiful church where the wedding scene in The Sound of Music was filmed. Other gems include a day in Salzburg, forever associated with Mozart and The Sound of Music, and an excursion to the landmark resort of Kitzbühel – a medieval town with an alpine flower garden and a fourteenth century church.
Your Holiday Itinerary
Day One. We head to Hull for our overnight ferry enjoying dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board.
Day Two. We continue to our dinner, bed and breakfast stop.
Day Three. Arriving in Austria, we make our way to the Hotel Gasthof Markterwirt and check in for our five night stay.
Day Four. Today we enjoy a guided tour of Salzkammergut – Austria’s lake region with a total of seventy-six lakes. Within this stunning resort there are many beautiful villages among which Hallstatt is a diamond amongst gems. Nestling in the Dachstein Mountains, this historic village is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most photographed village in Austria. It is a joy to stroll through and home to the oldest salt mine in the world. We also stop at Mondsee.
Day Five. A morning at leisure to relax or explore. Later we travel to Salzburg for a guided tour of the city of music where sights include Mozart’s birthplace, the glorious Hohensalzburg Castle and stately Mirabell Palace as well as the spots where The Sound of Music was filmed in 1964. Afterwards, a holiday highlight as we take our seats for a typical Austrian dinner followed by a live performance of music by Mozart and the showstoppers from The Sound of Music such as My Favourite Things and Edelweiss!
Day Six. Enjoy a day at leisure to relax or explore this enchanting town – perhaps visit the local history museum.
Day Seven. Today’s excursion is to internationally-renowned Kitzbühel. Formerly a copper mining village, Kitzbühel is now a famous resort overlooked by the soaring Hahnenkamm and Kitzbuheler Horn Mountains. Explore the walled Old Town, take a cable car ride up the mighty mountain for spectacular views or enjoy a drink and strudel in one of the pavement cafés.
Day Eight. We check out and make our way to our dinner, bed and breakfast hotel.
Day Nine. We continue to board our overnight ferry back to Hull enjoying dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board.
Day Ten. We make our way home.
Hotel Gasthof Markterwirt – Altenmarkt Im Pongau
Generations of the Schneider family have been running this historic and traditional hotel since 1752. It has a stunning setting in the centre of town and the interior features wood beams, ornate ceilings and a charmingly furnished lounge bar.
Overnight Ferry to the Continent
Your holiday moves up a gear when you board your P&O ferry at Hull for your sailing to the continent. drop your overnight bag in your cabin then explore the ship or unwind with an aperitif in one of the bars.
On Board Dining
All GLENTON continental holidays include dinner and breakfast onboard. Head to ‘The Kitchen’ buffet restaurant where your waiter will show you to your table and take your order if you wish to purchase any drinks. Then you’re free to help yourself from the wide selection of tasty dishes from around the world. At breakfast, choose from continental or a fully cooked menu. Alternatively if you fancy treating yourself, why not upgrade to The Brasserie Restaurant and enjoy fine dining with full waiter service?
Make your way to the Show Lounge and enjoy live bands throughout the evening – there’s even a dance floor if you fancy a wee boogie! Or slow the pace down at the Piano Bar where you can sip a cocktail as you listen to mellow music. Perhaps you’d like to catch a blockbuster movie at the cinema or try your luck at the casino.
Your GLENTON continental holiday includes an air conditioned inside en suite cabin with bunk beds. However, you can upgrade to a cabin with level beds and/or sea view for a small supplement. Please ask your holiday advisor when booking.
Grab a bargain during your crossing with duty fee offers on treats such as alcohol and perfume.
Door to Door* Service
For departures from Scotland (Glenton)
Where advertised our door to door service is available to customers living within ten miles of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dunfermline and Hamilton. On our AIR & CRUISE holidays we offer an extended service with a radius of 35 miles from the listed points, for departures from Scottish ports and airports. Please call 08000 24 24 24 to check if you are eligable for our Door to Door service.
For departures from England (Glenton Palmer)
Our much-loved free Door to Door service is available on all Glenton Palmer Select coach tours of four days or longer and many of our AIR & CRUISE holidays. Available to customers living in the collection area. Please click here to view maps of the pick up areas. Please call 01924 895 849 to check if you are eligable for our Door to Door service.
A home collection may still be available from outside these areas but a supplement will apply.
Where advertised this free service it may be necessary to share your vehicle with other passengers on your tour. The pick-up will be at the address of the lead name on your booking. Additional pick-ups may be requested at a supplement of £20 per person. You will be driven from your home to a coach pick-up point and, on occasion, you may have to transfer to another vehicle before boarding the coach. Unfortunately, for operational and administrative reasons, Door to Door service may not be available for bookings made within 21 days of departure.