Activity holidays can be great fun but sometimes our guests decide they'd like a day off to go and look at some of the magnificent sights and scenery of the region. Below are a few suggestions to whet your appetite. For more details contact us or chat to your resort host to find out what's possible.
The city of Salzburg is the capital of the neighbouring province of Salzburgerland and its name means 'Salt Town' as this is where the city's wealth originated. It has a deep musical heritage and people come from all over the world to attend the Salzburg Festival in late summer. This is also Mozart's town and you can visit his birthplace, which is in the centre of the city. It's also very well known through the Von Trapp Family and the film 'The Sound of Music'. Salzburg is also a university town and has many attractions including the castle, Meribel Gardens, shops, cafes and it's famous churches - this city is also known as 'the city of churches' and has links to The Rainbow Division who were stationed here post 1945. In a nutshell, Salzburg is old, charming and a delightful day out. Many of our guests with late afternoon flights leave resort early and spend their last hours in Austria making a tour of the city before they leave for home.
These are some of the most beautiful in Europe and much loved by locals and visitors alike. The power of the water is amazing to see and there are several viewing points from which you can note the turns and fall of the water as it rushes down from the glaciers. The falls are in the middle of a pine forest and area of natural beauty and well worth a visit.
The journey up and from the glacier takes you through the Hohe Tauern national park and is almost as interesting as the glacier itself. You climb higher into the mountains and the changing landscape yields wildlife and flora and fauna which can only be found at these altitudes. Once at the top there are spectacular views and information about the natural world of glaciers. Expect to see marmots and other wildlife whilst you're there. The journey back down takes you through beautiful countryside and villages.
This university city straddling the mighty Inn River is the capital of the Tirol province and a delightful day out. Churches, museums and exhibitions provide culture and the Old Town is a must for any visitor. See the 'Golden Roof' in the old quarter then wander round the shops, cafes and parks at your leisure. Innsbruck has twice hosted the Winter Olympic Games and is known as 'the jewel of the Tirol'.