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Austria Destination Guide

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Your guide from the Luxury Travel Experts

Welcome to the Elegant Resorts Destination Guide for Austria , created to help make your choice of luxury holiday as easy as possible. Here, you will find more detailed factual information about the destination you have selected.

If you require further information, not featured on this page, please call one of our Travel Consultants.


A stunning landlocked country in Western Europe, Austria is a fabulous place to visit whatever the time of year. Discover epic Alpine scenery and exclusive mountain hideaways, with lavish spas offering top-to-toe pampering and gourmet restaurants serving up regional delights. Enjoy panoramic hikes across flower-filled meadows, exhilarating bike rides down fast-paced trails and family-friendly paths around tranquil lakes. Sailing, golf, wine-tasting – there’s no end to summer fun.

Take a city break in Vienna, with Imperial Palaces, iconic coffee houses and international opera right on your doorstep. Consider Salzburg, too, birthplace of genius composer Mozart and filming location of ‘The Sound of Music’. Or come in winter to Kitzbühel, draped in snow and jostling with skiers – here for one reason only – sensational snow-sports on world-class slopes.

Whether you’re travelling with family, friends or as a couple, a holiday to Austria promises a truly authentic taste of European living.

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Visa and Advance Passenger Information

All passengers must ensure they have a valid, acceptable passport, any required visa and any other documentation for both the final destination and any stop-off points en route. Please make sure that Advance Passenger Information is submitted in advance to travel for all destinations. Failure to hold correct documentation or submitting incorrect details with Advance Passenger Information or Visa applications may result in refusal of carriage or entry into a country. Please check with the relevant Embassy regarding visa requirements well in advance of your travel date. Charges may apply for some visas.

Travelling With Children or Without an Adult

Children travelling without both parents should be aware that some countries require documentary evidence of parental responsibility before allowing lone parents to enter the country (for example, South Africa) or, in some cases, before permitting the children to leave the country. Please contact the relevant Embassy for the county you are travelling to for further information.

Passengers not travelling on a British Passport are advised to contact their relevant Foreign & Commonwealth office for individual Visa requirements.

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Talk to our Luxury Ski Experts

Our dedicated Luxury Ski Experts are ready to help you design your luxury holiday to Austria. Furthermore, we have 7 Travel Consultants who have personally visited Austria and can offer you their first-hand knowledge and experience.

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