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What to expect

Festive Magic

Spend Christmas in the spectacular Austrian Alps

Breathtaking Landscapes

Discover Salzkammergut - the Austrian lake district

Epic Experiences

Included excursions to Hallstatt, Salzburg and Zell am See

About the trip

Come along to enjoy the festivities on our Solos festive trip to Austria. We spend Christmas day in the Austrian Alps with our Tour Leader and fellow solo travellers, and explore Austria’s most spectacular scenery. From the glistening snow covered mountains, to the calm and peaceful lakes, to the picture-perfect village of Hallstatt and the charming traditional town of Zell and See, we experience it all.

Join us to discover the most magical part of Europe – at the most magical time of year.

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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
  • Maria Alm and Zell am See
  • Bad Hofgastein with Sleigh ride in the morning
  • Day at leisure
  • Christmas day
  • Salzburg and Königsee
  • Salzkammergut - The Austrian lake district
  • 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 have dinner together.

  • Dinner Included

Maria Alm & Zell am See

We begin the day the with a visit to Maria Alm, gazing at the breathtaking landscapes as we enjoy a coffee and a slice of traditional strudel. Afterwards, we move on to the stunning and much-loved ski resort of Zell am See, before visiting the Sternenadventmarkt (Christmas market) to get us all in the festive spirit.

  • Breakfast & Dinner Included

Bad Hofgastein with morning sleigh ride

Hop onboard a sleigh ride this morning after a celebratory glass of Glühwein. Then it’s all about winding down and switching-off as we 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 & Dinner Included

Day at leisure

With some free time, today can be spent however you wish. Never a more perfect time to use the hotel’s leisure facilities. Take a dip in the panorama pool or hot tub, relax in the sauna, treat yourself to a spa treatment, or find a quiet corner to take time out. This evening, we will gather for a Christmas Eve gala dinner at the hotel.

  • Breakfast & Dinner Included

Christmas Day

Today we celebrate Christmas day with a Turkey lunch and spend the afternoon at leisure in the resort, with dinner enjoyed that evening at the hotel.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Exploring Salzburg & Königsee

Explore the incredible sights of Salzburg where the spirit of Mozart lives on, a city dominated by an impressive and fully preserved fortress. We enjoy a city tour to 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. We have some free time to stroll around and explore further. 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 our fellow travellers.

  • Breakfast & Dinner Included

Panoramic Tour of 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’. On to Wolfgangsee – we get chance to marvel at the picturesque lake surrounded by the Austrian mountains. Finally, we stop at the stunning small village of Hallstatt, with its candy-coloured houses and tranquil lakes, before returning to the hotel for dinner.

  • Breakfast & Dinner Included

Departure Day

Transfer to the airport and bid our fellow travellers farewell.

  • Breakfast Included


Johannesbad Palace Hotel Four-star

The Johannesbad Palace Hotel is just a few minutes’ walk away from the centre of Bad Hofgastein. The hotel is surrounded by natural landscapes where all rooms boasts panoramic views 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 balcony or terrace, safe, hairdryer, radio, telephone and TV. Bathrobes and slippers are available from reception.

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Our Reviews

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