In Austria, it’s not just the hills that are alive with the sound of music. We’ll show you how to follow your ears to the musical city of Vienna and charming old towns that echo with history. All your Austria tour essentials will be taken care of by us, while you create the Austria trip of your dreams as you choose from our optional experiences. Whether you explore the beautiful Alps, listen to Mozart at the opera, or feast on sweet apfelstrudel, you’ll have the freedom to lose yourself in the wonders of Austria, but always your way.
An Austria tour with Costsaver shows you all the iconic sights you can't miss, from the grand Opera House in Vienna to the charming Old Town of Salzburg.
MARVEL AT THE BEAUTIFUL STATE OPERA HOUSE IN VIENNA
The Vienna State Opera House is a must-see in Austria and a treat for your ears. You can gaze at the stunning building and listen out for the ghosts of Mozart and Strauss. If timed right, you might just hear a performance going on inside the building, so powerful you can hear the soprano belting out her high notes from across the street.
WANDER THROUGH THE OLD TOWN OF SALZBURG
A feast for the eyes, The Old Town of Salzburg enchants with flowing fountains, pretty gardens and centuries-old church spires. Waltz through the town and take in the Baroque-style gems like Chapter Square, Salzburg Cathedral, St Markus Kirche and the Mirabell Palace Gardens.
EXPLORE PICTURE-PERFECT INNSBRUCK
It's one of the most beautiful places to see in Austria and Innsbruck is sure to blow you away. Filled with Gothic-style architecture and colourful facades, the gorgeous scenery feels like the entire town has been plucked straight from heaven. Look up to find rolling green mountains topped with snow, or take a gondola ride to get an unforgettable view of the Alps.
AUSTRIA TAILORED BY YOU
Enjoy a tailor made holiday to Austria with our range of Optional Experiences. Choose from adventures like enjoying a concert of Viennese classical music and exploring the beautiful Schönbrunn Palace.
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THE ULTIMATE CAKE EXPERIENCE
Cafe Sacher offers the true Viennese experience, and an opportunity to savour the real, one and only original Sacher Torte in the most beautiful setting. Little tip from me - go early as the queue grows quickly, and the waiting time can go up to 1 hour in the day.
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VISIT A 360 ROOFTOP BAR IN INNSBRUCK
I always try to find a rooftop bar when I visit a new city. Here in Innsbruck's Old Town you can sit outside and watch the floating clouds hugging the mountains as the sun sets. The view over Innsbruck's rooftops is mesmerising and the Alps in the background make the view unforgettable. Best experienced with an Aperol in your hand!
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EXPLORE SCHÖNBRUNN PALACE AND GARDENS
The Imperial Summer Palace of Schönbrunn gives you a snapshot of what it was like to live through the centuries of Habsburg rule. It's perfectly preserved and grandly decorated with treasures from around the world. There are 1,441 rooms and each one has a story to tell. Your Local Specialist will bring it all to life with rich tales of royal life in Vienna.
WHAT TO EAT & DRINK IN AUSTRIA
Austria’s cuisine of juicy meat dishes and divine desserts is not for the faint hearted! We’ll show you the best places to munch on golden schnitzel and sweet sachertorte.
You haven’t had schnitzel until you’ve tried the Austrian wiener schnitzel. Tender veal coated in crunchy breadcrumbs… and they dish them up in sizes so big, they spill off your plate! Remember to loosen your belt before you tuck into this iconic dish, complete with a side of creamy potato salad.
Love a bowl of mac and cheese? Then you’ll fall head over heels for käsespätzle, Austria’s delicious answer to this family favourite. A creamy cheese sauce with spätzle, a noodle-shaped pasta made from egg, flour and salt topped with sautéed onions, käsespätzle combines to create the ultimate winter warmer.
Created in 1832 by a brilliant baker’s apprentice, sachertorte is still one of Austria’s favourite desserts. The legendary layered cake is filled with lashings of apricot jam, while the sides are coated in chocolate ganache. We like ours served with a freshly made coffee.
WHEN IS BEST TO VISIT AUSTRIA
An outdoor lovers paradise in summer, a delight for lovers of snow and Christmas markets, Austria is the place to be all year round.
BEST TIME TO VISIT THE AUSTRIAN ALPS
The Alps are gorgeous all year round. See the pretty blooms in spring and golden leaves in autumn, or go exploring in the countryside in summer.
BEST TIME TO EXPERIENCE FESTIVE CHEER IN AUSTRIA
December in Austria brings a magical yuletide vibe. Get your fill of Christmas spirit at the Christkindlmarkt in Vienna. Shop for handcrafted toys and feast on gingerbread and glühwein.
BEST TIME TO VISIT AUSTRIA’S CITIES
Long sunny days and perfect for exploring Austria in summer. They’re also great to visit in the shoulder months of spring and autumn when there are less crowds and the weather is mild.
PACKING TIPS FOR AUSTRIA
Camera with extra storage
Somewhere between the architecture and the Alps, you’re likely to find your camera storage full. Pack an extra SD card so you can click away without a worry.
Fancy a night at the opera on your Vienna trip? You’ll need to dress the part in one of Europe’s most elegant cities, so don't forget your favourite outfit for a night celebrating all things Viennese.
German is the national language of Austria, and you’ll find it easier to connect with locals after learning some phrases. You can also download the Google Translate app to save space.
HOW TO TRAVEL RESPONSIBLY IN AUSTRIA
Leave no trace
Austria’s scenery is stunning and you can help to keep it that way. When you go walking in Austria, always stick to the marked paths and never leave rubbish behind.
Bring a reusable cup
Keen to indulge in some delicious Austrian coffee? Instead of ordering your brew in a takeaway cup, enjoy it at the cafe. Or if you’re on the go, bring a reusable mug.
Taste the local treats
If you’re wondering what to eat in Austria, point your nose in the direction of locally-owned restaurants. You’ll support local farms and discover regional delicacies and food traditions.