What you can expect

Spend Christmas in the Austrian Alps

Discover the “Salzkammergut” region - the Austrian lake district

Included excursions to traditional Austrian places like Hallstatt, Salzburg and Zell am See

About the trip

Join us for our Solos Christmas trip to Austria where we will spend Christmas day in the Austrian Alps, while also discovering this magical part of Europe, especially at this time of year. Austria offers some spectacular scenery which we will explore, from the glistening snow covered mountains, to the calm and peaceful lakes, to the picture postcard village and town of Hallstatt and Zell and See.

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What's included?

  • Return flights & transfers
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Double for sole occupancy
  • Welcome drink
  • Daily breakfast, two lunches and seven dinners
  • Included excursions: visit to Zell am See, panorama tour of the Salzbuger lake district “Salzkammergut,” full day excursion to Salzburg with a stop at Konigsee lake and a sleigh ride on Christmas morning with Glühwein
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Fully Financially Protected


  • Arrival to Austria
  • Zell am See and Maria Alm
  • Christmas day
  • Day at leisure
  • Salzkammergut - The Austrian lake district
  • Salzburg and Königsee
  • Day at leisure
  • Departure
  • Insurance click here

What you’ll be doing


Arrival day

Transfer from Salzburg airport to the hotel and check-in. Here we’ll meet the other guests, enjoy a welcome drink and then eat dinner together.
  • Dinner included

Zell am See and Maria Alm

Enjoy a visit to the stunning and much-loved ski resort of Zell am See, before visiting the Sternenadventmarkt (Christmas market) to get you in the festive spirit. Stop-off for coffee and a slice of traditional strudel gazing at the breath-taking landscapes of Maria Alm. We’ll spend our Christmas Eve enjoying a Gala Dinner with our fellow Solos guests.
  • Breakfast and dinner included

Christmas Day

Hop on-board a sleigh ride Christmas morning after a celebratory glass of Glühwein, before returning to the hotel for Christmas lunch. We’ll spend the afternoon at leisure in the resort, with dinner enjoyed that evening in the hotel.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day at leisure

Switch-off and make the most of some free time with a winter hike in the surrounding area, relax with a spa treatment or just enjoy some down-time at the hotel before dinner that evening.
  • Breakfast and dinner included

Salzkammergut - The Austrian lake district

Today will be spent enjoying a panoramic tour with local guide by coach through the Salzburger lake district ‘Salzkammergut’, a picture-perfect region of deep valleys and alpine peaks. We’ll soak up the spectacular sights of Mondsee, which not only bears the same name as the peaceful lake it sits upon, but the town itself homes the church from Maria’s wedding in the Sound of Music. We will also head to Wolfgangsee where we will see the picturesque lake which is surrounded by the Austrian mountains. Finally we will stop at the picture postcard small village of Hallstatt, with its candy-coloured houses and tranquil lakes, before returning to the hotel for dinner.
  • Breakfast and dinner included

Salzburg and Königsee

Explore the incredible sights of Salzburg where the spirit of Mozart lives on in, a city dominated by an impressive and fully preserved fortress. Here we have a city tour where we will discover the baroque cathedral, the “Rome of the Alps”, the Residence, a majestic building dating back to the 16th century and the Mozart memorial in Mozart Square. Mozart’s birthplace can be found at No.9 Getreidegasse, a street famous for its multiple shop signs, courtyards and passages. After we have some free time to stroll around before lunch at a local restaurant. On the way back, we’ll stop off to soak up the beauty of Königsee’s emerald green waters and if the weather allows, hop on a boat trip on the lake, returning to the hotel for dinner with your fellow travellers.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day at leisure

Today is at leisure for you to use the hotels leisure facilities if you wish. You can take a dip in the panorama pool or hot tub, relax in the sauna or treat yourself to a spa treatment to unwind, or you could even find a quiet corner to take time out. This evening we will gather for the final meal around the Solos dinner table with your new-found friends, toasting an incredible and well-spent Austrian adventure.
  • Breakfast and dinner included

Departure Day

Transfer to the airport and bid your fellow travellers farewell.
  • Breakfast included


Johannesbad Palace Hotel 4*

The Johannesbad Palace Hotel is just a few minutes’ walk away from the centre of Bad Hofgastein. The hotel is surrounded by natural landscape where all rooms have panoramic view of the mountain range.

Facilities Include

This comfortable hotel has excellent facilities, including bar with live music, indoor swimming pool, sauna, steambath, as well as an excellent wellness area. Free Wi-Fi is available in the reception area.

Room Includes

All the rooms feature abalcony or terrace, safe, hairdryer, radio, telephone and TV. Bathrobe and slippers are available from reception.

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Our Reviews

“I’m sure you will enjoy it, I have been on three solos holidays to date and the people I’ve met have been great.”

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“The feeling you have once you go away on your own is worth all the nerves before! I was so very anxious the first time but now having done it 4 times, I love it!”


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