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Suggested Self-Drive - Austria Mountains, Lakes & Rivers

8 days car hire from $805 per vehicle*
Flights & accommodation are additional

Sale Period

Until 31 Mar 19

 

8 days car hire from
$805
per vehicle*Flights & accommodation are additional

Austria Mountains, Lakes & Rivers

In Europe the freewheeling experience becomes more challenging with driving on the right hand side of the road. Don’t be put off, roads and autobahns are well surfaced and clearly signposted. Most major roads do have tolls so it is often cheaper and more scenic to stay on the secondary roads.

Fantastic as a year round destination, this region has spectacular lake and mountain scenery, ideal for active travellers who like walking, hiking and skiing. It has an intriguing imperial history with stunning Baroque architecture, is also rich in music and tradition with a hearty cuisine and many local specialties.

Choosing your Rental Car

Take into consideration the size of the vehicle you require. We strongly recommend a compact size car for two adults. If the vehicle is to be used for day touring from a central base and not for transporting your luggage, a smaller vehicle may be adequate. We suggest you book your car before leaving home as this will save money and ensure you get the car of your choice

8 day car hire
From $805 per vehicle*
Travel: 01 Apr-20 Jun 18 & 14 Aug 18-31 Mar 19
From $1195 per vehicle*
Travel: 21 Jun-13 Aug 18
*Based on Hertz B group car hire
Flights are additional 


Itinerary
Day 1: Vienna – Graz (199km)
Head into the countryside passing through many vineyards on the outskirts of Graz, often regarded as Austria’s culinary capital. It’s famous for cured meats, pumpkin and pumpkin seed oil and fresh wholegrain breads.
Day 2: Graz – Hallstatt (177km)
Travel through the Salzkammergut region of pristine lakes, mountain fresh air and gorgeous villages. Settle for the night in this picturesque small town.
Day 3: Hallstatt – Salzburg (73km)
Arise early for some photo opportunities then drive onto stunning Salzburg.
Day 4: Salzburg – Berchtesgaden – Salzburg (52km)
Discover this nearby German town in the Bavarian Alps. It’s surrounded by a National Park and is right on the Austrian border. In summer, take the elevator to see Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest.
Day 5: Salzburg – Passau (118km)
Set in Bavaria, Passau is a magical location by the Danube, the Inn and the Ilz rivers. Marvel at the incredible architecture especially St Paul’s Church, dating from 1050, and St Stephan’s Cathedral with its 13th century Baroque alters and its grand 17,000 pipe organ.
Day 6: Passau – Linz (81km)
Take a morning walk through the medieval town before travelling onto Linz. On the outskirts of the town are the lush and famous Botanical Gardens.
Day 7: Linz – Melk – Dürnstein (130km)
Visit Melk’s famous 900-year-old Benedictine Abbey perched on a rocky outcrop above the town and overlooking the Danube.
Day 8: Dürnstein – Vienna (85km)
Explore the charming village of Dürnstein, nestled in the heart of the magnificent Wachau Valley. 


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Terms and Conditions

Valid for sales until 31 Mar 19 or sold out whatever comes first • Prices are land only per person share twin, in NZ dollars for cash or cheque purchase only • Advertised prices are correct as at 15 Jan 18 but may vary due to exchange rates and include VAT. All prices and products are subject to availability at time of reservation. Specific booking conditions apply to each of the services offered. • Price is based on the 7-13 day rate. For full details please contact House of Travel. • Surcharges may apply over trade show and special event periods. • Closeouts and Seasonal & Week/Weekend surcharges may also apply. All deals shown exclude airfares which are at an additional cost. • We strongly recommend comprehensive travel insurance be taken at the time of booking, amendment & cancellation fees may apply • Min/Max stays apply − please ask your House of Travel consultant.
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