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13 August
9:00am - 7:30pm
14 August
9:00am - 7:30pm
15 August
9:00am - 7:30pm
16 August
9:00am - 7:30pm
17 August
9:00am - 7:30pm
18 August
9:00am - 4:00pm
19 August
10:00am - 4:00pm
Krems and Stein on Danube river

Encompassing spectacular scenery and impressive views with classic train journeys whilst finishing in beautiful Vienna with a Strauss and Mozart concert, our brand new holiday to Austria combines all this into one fabulous holiday.

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Why Go?

  • Summer Date
  • New included rail journeys
  • Traditional Austrian dinners
  • Fabulous Viennese Concert
  • Time to explore Vienna



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Arrive into Vienna and transfer to Tradigst and our hotel. Enjoy a welcome drink and dinner this evening. Overnight in Steinschalerhof for the next 4 nights. 

  • Accommodation 3* Nature Hotel Steinschalerhof
  • MEALS Dinner included

 After breakfast we head to Puchberg where we board the famous “Salamander Train” and travel to the “Hochschneeberg”, with its 2075 meters, Lower Austria’s highest mountain travelling through high meadows and stunning scenery. From its top you can see the mountains Rax, Ötscher and Hochschwab and the lakes Neusiedl and Balaton in Hungary. This afternoon we head back to Puchberg on the train and then back to the Steinschalerhof. Dinner is a regional affair at the hotel. 

  • Accommodation 3* Nature Hotel Steinschalerhof
  • MEALS Breakfast & Dinner included

This morning we travel on the Mariazellerbahn train from the nearby  station to Mariazell. The town is situated on a hill where we have impressive views of the Alps and the River Salza. Since 1330 – and to the present day – Mariazell and its basilica have been an official place of pilgrimage. Enjoy lunch in the hotel “Drei Hasen” before visiting the gingerbread manufacture Pirker and where of course a tasting is also essential. We also visit and have guided tour of the famous basilica of Mariazell and attend a guided tour. 

  • Accommodation 3* Nature Hotel Steinschalerhof
  • MEALS All meals included

Today we explore the Danube Valley as we head to Emmersdorf and take the Wachaubahn to Krems with some spectacular scenery along the way. In Krems we visit the winery for a tour before heading back to the hotel. A ‘Most’ (Cider) is served after dinner.

  • Accommodation 3* Nature Hotel Steinschalerhof
  • MEALS Breakfast & Dinner included

This morning we say goodbye to the Steinschalerhof and transfer to the beautiful capital of Vienna where we enjoy a guided tour before an afternoon at leisure to explore on our own. Dinner this evening is at a traditional “Heuriger” (wine tavern).

  • Accommodation 3* Nature Hotel Steinschalerhof
  • MEALS Breakfast & Dinner included

We have a full day at leisure today to explore many of the Viennese attractions, museum and shops or we can learn how to make the famous Apple Strudel in an optional baking lesson where at first you will get some information about the history of this typically Viennese pastry and afterwards you can try your hand at creating your own Strudel. An early dinner will be taken in a restaurant in the city before attending the Strauss and Mozart concert.

  • Accommodation 3* Nature Hotel Steinschalerhof
  • MEALS Breakfast & Dinner included

Travel back to the UK.

  • Accommodation 3* Nature Hotel Steinschalerhof
  • MEALS Breakfast included

2 hours 30 minutes


GMT + 1 hour


Average Daily Maximum:

Jan, Feb 0°C, Mar 05°C,
Apr 10°C, May 15°C,
Jun 18°C, Jul, Aug 19°C,
Sep 15°C, Oct 11°C,
Nov 05°C, Dec 01°C

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Depart Return Nights Age Group Price COMMENTS  

What's included:

  • Scheduled return flights London Heathrow/Vienna with British Airways & transfers
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Twin/double room for single use
  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • Transfers Steinschalerhof – Puchberg - Steinschalerhof
  • Return train ride Schneeburgbahn
  • Return train Mariazellerbahn
  • Guided tour of gingerbread manufacturer Pirker
  • Guided tour of Basilica Mariazell
  • Wachaubahn train ride
  • Vineyard visit
  • Sightseeing tour of Vienna
  • Ticket to Sound of Vienna Concert, Strauss & Mozart with transfers
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Solos Board: Breakfast daily, 6 dinners & 1 lunch

What’s Extra:

  • Insurance see here
  • Optional excursions*: Apple Strudel baking lesson – approximately €62  *subject to availability



  • A reasonable level of fitness/mobility is required as we include plenty of sightseeing/ travelling, sometimes with early starts.


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