Austria Family Vacation

  • 7 Days
  • 18 People Max

    5 - 18 guests

  • Activity Level 2
    • Activity Level 2

      On the Move

      Sure, I own some hiking boots, they're even worn in, but they don't go on long trips. I like my creature comforts and I like to give a range of activities a go.

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  • Trip Start: Munich, Germany
  • Trip End: Munich, Germany
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Whether it’s cycling, hiking, kayaking, paragliding, or rafting down a river, this Austria family vacation inspires fun adventures at every turn.

With towering mountains, thundering waterfalls, glacier-carved gorges, and charming villages, Austria is the perfect playground for adventurers of all ages. Explore the magical regions of Salzburg and Tyrol on this Austria family vacation. Bike, hike, raft, and hum your way through the land of Mozart and “The Sound of Music” to discover some of the best of Mother Nature’s work. Discover majestic waterfalls, fantastical caves, UNESCO world heritage sites, and endless vistas of fortress-topped hills as you forge lasting memories on this Austria family vacation.

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Austria Family Vacation ~ Itinerary

Trip Start: Munich, Germany Trip End: Munich, Germany
  • Day 1Arrive to Munich, cycle to Zell am See

  • Day 2Ride a cable to Schmittenhöhe and hike over the hilltops

  • Day 3Raft the Salzach River, cycle past Bischofshofen

  • Day 4Explore the UNESCO world heritage site of Hallstatt, kayak the Hallstätter See

  • Day 5Tour the Hohenwefen castle, cycle along the Salzach River

  • Day 6Walk the streets of Salzburg, visit the Hohensalzburg Fortress or ride to the Hellbrunn palace

  • Day 7Bid “Auf Wiedersehen” to Salzburg, depart home

  • Day 1

    Arrive to Munich, cycle to Zell am See

    We meet in the morning in Munich and are transferred to Niedernsill. After a briefing and setting up the bikes, cycle through wondrous villages surrounded by the towering Alps. Bike through the wide valley and past 14,000-year-old glacier-carved gorges via Kaprun to Zell am See. Decide to take an alpine sled down the mountain, jump into the brisk lake, or decide to freshen up before indulging in a tasty meal at the hotel’s dining room.

    Grand Hotel, Zell am See (Lunch, Dinner)

    Biking: 11.2-22.5 kilometers (7-14 miles), easy

  • Day 2

    Ride a cable to Schmittenhöhe and hike over the hilltops

    For a change of pace, ride a cable to the Schmittenhöhe, with stunning views of the lakes and mountains. Hike over the hilltops and back to the Schmittenhöhe. The option to go paragliding (not included in the trip price and weather dependent) beckons the truly adventurous. After returning to the hotel, opt to take a short spin along the lake, or choose to walk or enjoy a scenic boat ride on the “Zeller See”. After a delicious meal, retire to your room and rest up for more adventures tomorrow.

    Grand Hotel, Zell am See (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

    Hiking: 4.8-11.2 kilometers (3-7 miles), easy to moderate
    Notes: Option to go paragliding (not included in the trip price and weather dependent) beckons the truly adventurous.

  • Day 3

    Raft the Salzach River, cycle past Bischofshofen

    A short transfer takes us to Taxenbach, where we embark in rafts to experience the thrill of white water rafting (minimum age: 10) on the Salzach River, flowing past scenic villages, magnificent churches, and charming mills. After rafting, we’ll have lunch and then set off by bike past Bischofshofen, famous for its Four Hills Ski-Jumping event. Today’s destination is Werfen, a quaint village nestled in a gorgeous valley complete with a storybook castle. A night on your own will give you plenty of time to explore the many wonders of this stunning Austrian village.

    Hotel Obauer, Werfen (Breakfast, Lunch)

    Rafting: Class II & III rapids, 2.5 hours, easy
    Biking: 12.8 or 24 kilometers (8 or 15 miles), mostly flat

  • Day 4

    Explore the UNESCO world heritage site of Hallstatt, kayak the Hallstätter See

    After an unforgettable breakfast, travel to the UNESCO world heritage site of Hallstatt to discover the historical salt mines while sliding down wooden slides miners once did. Kayak through the calm waters of the Hallstätter See, and take in views of the picture-perfect village. Afterward, we’ll stop at a traditional Austria restaurant for Schnitzel and noodles.

    Hotel Obauer, Werfen (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

    Kayaking: 1.5 hours, easy

  • Day 5

    Tour the Hohenwefen castle, cycle along the Salzach River

    After a tour of the Hohenwefen castle and a possible falconry exhibition, ride along the Salzach River, past flower-decked houses and the Gollinger Waterfall. Meander along the tree-lined trails, eventually arriving in Salzburg. A night on your own will allow you to relax and unwind or stroll the magical streets of Salzburg.

    Imlauer Hotel Pitter Salzburg, Salzburg (Breakfast)

    Biking: Up to 46.4 kilometers (Up to 28 miles), mostly flat along river

  • Day 6

    Walk the streets of Salzburg, visit the Hohensalzburg Fortress or ride to the Hellbrunn palace

    Enjoy a guided walking tour of Salzburg in the morning. A free afternoon to visit the Hohensalzburg Fortress perched on a rocky peak or opt for an easy afternoon bike ride along the Salzach River to the Hellbrunn Palace with its “trick” fountains and Gazebo from The Sound of Music. Optional bus tours to surrounding areas carry you to the lake district, Bavarian Mountains, Eagle’s Nest, or the stunning hills of The Sound of Music. End your amazing day with a delightful farewell dinner.

    Imlauer Hotel Pitter Salzburg, Salzburg (Breakfast, Dinner)

    Biking: 13.5 Kilometers (8.4 miles) Additional routes available

  • Day 7

    Bid “Auf Wiedersehen” to Salzburg, depart home

    Bid “Auf Wiedersehen” to the Magical land of Salzburg. We transfer two to three hours for drop-offs at the airport or your hotel in Munich. Alternatively, you may choose to be dropped off at the Salzburg train station, airport or the hotel of your choice if you would like to spend more time in this fascinating city.

    No Accommodation (Breakfast)

    Notes: *Trip itineraries are subject to change without notice due to road, weather and other factors outside of our control, for the safety and enjoyment of our guests, as deemed necessary and appropriate.

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Discounted child prices are available for children 12-years-old and under. Click the BOOK button for your preferred departure below to see child prices.

USD $4599/per adult , USD $4099/per child

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Useful Info

Where does the trip start?

On the first morning of the trip we'll pick-up you up at the Hotel Excelsior at 8:30am.  You are welcome to stay at any hotel in Munich for your pre-night, but you must get to one of the two pick-up points at the pre-designated time.

Where does the trip end?

Your trip ends with a drop-off to either the Munich International Airport or a hotel of your choice in Salzburg around 12pm. Alternatively, depending on your travel plans, we can also drop you at the Salzburg train station.

What flights would you recommend?

Arrival: We recommend arriving in Munich at least the day before your trip starts. Many guests like to arrive a day or two early to accommodate potential flight delays and/or explore the host city prior to your trip start.

Departure: Flying out on the last day of the trip, we recommend departing from Munich after 2pm. Earlier flight times will require a separate transfer booked at your own expense.

How do rooming arrangements work?

Trip prices are based on shared arrangements (typically two guests per room), unless otherwise stated. For solo travellers, we’ll pair you with another person of the same gender to share rooms and if there’s no one suitable to share with, there’s no forced single supplement. However, if you specifically request your own rooms, you can opt to pay the single supplement. Solo travellers who book within 90 days of departure, where there are no other solo travellers willing to share, will be required to pay the single supplement. 

For Family Vacation bookings, families consisting of four guests traveling with children aged 17 and under will be automatically assigned one shared room. However, the following alternative rooming allocations are available:

  • Families consisting of four guests with all children aged 13 and above are welcome to opt for additional rooms as per advertised double occupancy adult rates.
  • Families consisting of four guests with at least one child aged 12 and under are automatically assigned a shared room. However, families can opt to pay the adult rates for all guests in their family to have an additional room.
  • The same principles apply for families consisting of more than four guests.

Rooming preferences are subject to availability and must be communicated in writing at time of booking. Automatic assignments as per this policy will be applied in the absence of any specification provided by guests. Any request for additional rooms during trips will be at guests’ own expense and subject to rates made available by the accommodation provider at the time. All minors (guests aged 17 and under) must be accompanied by at least one adult.

Is tipping expected in Europe?

Tipping is not expected in Europe however you might want to tip a little extra if you feel someone gave really fantastic service, but it's not really necessary. Many of our people also choose to tip their Active Adventures Europe trip leaders and local guides and we recommend USD$20 per day, per guest, per Trip Leader/guide.

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