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.
Planning a winter ski or snowboarding holiday? If you’re new to winter sports, or even if you’re experienced, it’s a good idea to familiarise yourself with some tips to help get the most out of your luxury ski holiday and be safe on the slopes. Read more here...
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.
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.
Passengers not travelling on a British Passport are advised to contact their relevant Foreign & Commonwealth office for individual Visa requirements.
For up-to-date resort information, visit www.fco.gov.uk
Health facilities, hygiene and disease risks vary worldwide and you should take health advice about your specific needs from your general practitioner or a specialist clinic as early as possible before travel. Those planning to become pregnant should discuss their travel plans with their healthcare provider to assess their risk of infection with Zika. For information about Zika, other mosquito-borne diseases (such as Dengue fever and Chikungunya), Lyme Disease (caused by tick bites), and to receive advice on mosquito bite avoidance measures, please visit http://travelhealthpro.org.uk/insect-tick-bite-avoidance/
In addition, we highly recommend that you seek specialist advice from your doctor and, where recommended, obtain vaccinations or tablets for protection against, for example: Malaria, Hepatitis A, Polio and Typhoid. In some cases, treatments for Malaria should begin well in advance of travel. Travellers may also be required to show Yellow Fever Certificates on arrival in certain destinations ie, some African countries. Please note that you are strongly advised against scuba-diving for 24 hours before travelling by air. We would also like to draw your attention to the risk of DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) and recommend that you consult with your doctor before travelling.
Visit the FCO website and select your destination country for the very latest travel advice: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.
Additional sources of information include: www.hpa.org.uk, http://nathnac.net,
www.fco.gov.uk, www.hpa.org.uk and www.nathnac.org, your General Practitioner or a specialised clinic.