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Christmas Market Break in Salzburg

Perfect for a festive short break
 
Enter the festive spirit with a visit to Salzburg’s Christmas markets, some of Europe’s best. The charming streets are filled with festive cheer, and, as befits Mozart’s birthplace, spectacular concerts are held throughout the city. Your hotel is perfectly situated in the Old Town.
Christmas Market Break in Salzburg. 3 nights
Christmas Market Break in Salzburg. 3 nights
 

Holiday information

 

A Christmas market break in Salzburg

For some of the best Christmas markets in Europe, you need look no further than the historic city of Salzburg, where the cosy, welcoming streets give way to bustling markets and rousing festive cheer. The peel of church bells, the vibrant colours of the stalls and the excited chatter of people fuse to create an unforgettable atmosphere.

You stay at the Altstadthotel Wolf Dietrich in the Altstadt (Old Town), perfectly located for easy access to the centre, a place to stroll at leisure, discovering the Baroque churches and handsome streets of this vibrant, cosmopolitan city. 
Christmas markets fill the elegant squares, and, as you would expect from Mozart’s birthplace, there are some spectacular concerts to enjoy in wonderful settings at some of the city’s most famous historic buildings.
 
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Itinerary

There’s no fixed itinerary, so you can explore the city and its markets as the mood takes you. 
  • Browse the stalls
    You will probably want to spend most of your time visiting the Christmas markets, of which there are several in different locations across this historic city. Carol singers, brass bands and Christmas exhibitions make the atmosphere all the more special.
  • Explore the city
    So that you can get a good feel for the city, we provide detailed notes for a self-guided walking tour that takes in, among other sights, the 15th-century city hall; Mozart’s birthplace, now a museum which houses some of the instruments used by Mozart in his lifetime; the Kollegienkirche, one of the most magnificent Baroque churches in Austria; the Residenz State Rooms, the seat of the all-powerful archbishops of Salzburg until the 19th century; the splendid Baroque cathedral; the Salzburg Museum, which offers an interesting insight into the city’s history, art and culture; the superbly preserved 11th-century fortress; the museum of contemporary art; and the romantic Mirabell Palace.
 

Where you stay

Salzburg is a cosmopolitan city which is easy to explore on foot. There is a good choice of restaurants and bierkellers.

Please note: most beds in Austrian hotels are normally one large base with two mattresses/duvets. We refer to these as 'Austrian Twins' and they are locally regarded to serve requests for both double and twin bedded rooms. Separate twin beds or traditional double beds with one large mattress are rare and cannot be guaranteed.
Altstadthotel Wolf-Dietrich

Bedrooms

 
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  • 3 nights: 21 November - 22 December 2019

    Start any day | End by latest date(s) shown above

    Starting Adults
    21 Nov - 11 Dec £495
    12 Dec - 19 Dec £515

    Includes all elements of the holiday itself (accommodation, meals and any additional elements as described), plus flights (usually, but not always, from London) and onward travel as described.

    Add £35pppn (£47pn in a single) if staying in Salzburg Friday or Saturday.

    Included travel: British Airways Gatwick-Salzburg (2h) (out dep 0715, home arr 1205#; hold luggage included)
    #Times vary depending on day of travel; please contact us for details
     

    Prices are subject to availability and flight supplements may apply. Book early for Christmas, New Year and school holidays. We can also book different flight routes (see flight section below). Please contact us to discuss any pricing implications.

  • Room upgrades (supplement per room per night)

    Altstadthotel Wolf-Dietrich
    Single room: 21 Nov - 22 Dec 2019 £5

    Extra nights

    Altstadthotel Wolf-Dietrich (B&B) Double room Single room
    21 Nov - 22 Dec 2019 £70 £75
  • RECOMMENDED AIRPORT(S):
    Salzburg (latest flight arrival time and earliest flight departure time both flexible)

    Travelling from the UK

    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  you may need to fly to an airport not listed below.  To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    Outward route Airline
    Aberdeen - Salzburg (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
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    Belfast Intl. - Salzburg easyJet,  jet2 
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    Birmingham - Salzburg Eurowings,  jet2 
    Birmingham - Salzburg (via Düsseldorf) Eurowings 
    Birmingham - Salzburg (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
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    Bristol - Salzburg easyJet 
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    Nottingham East Midlands - Salzburg jet2 
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    Edinburgh - Salzburg jet2 
    Edinburgh - Salzburg (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Outward route Airline
    Glasgow - Salzburg jet2 
    Glasgow - Salzburg (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Glasgow - Salzburg (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Outward route Airline
    Leeds Bradford - Salzburg jet2 
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    London City - Salzburg (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Outward route Airline
    Gatwick - Salzburg British Airways,  easyJet,  Norwegian,  TUI 
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    Heathrow - Salzburg British Airways,  Eurowings 
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    Luton - Salzburg easyJet 
    Outward route Airline
    Stansted - Salzburg Eurowings,  jet2,  Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    Manchester - Salzburg British Airways,  Eurowings,  jet2,  TUI 
    Manchester - Salzburg (via Düsseldorf) Eurowings 
    Manchester - Salzburg (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Manchester - Salzburg (via Hamburg) Eurowings 
    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  you may need to fly to an airport not listed below.  To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    This list of alternative flight options should be used as a guide only, and you should check each airline’s website for current routes, frequency and schedules. Not all flights operate daily, and may not run for the entire season. You should also heed the latest flight arrival time and earliest flight departure time stated above, as it may not be possible to arrange connecting travel outside these times. Our expert reservations team will be happy to offer advice if you would prefer to fly via a different route to the one included in our standard arrangements. A supplement may be payable for other flights.

What is included
  • 3 nights
  • 3 breakfasts
  • city map and notes for a walking tour
  • detailed cultural information
  • flights from Gatwick (regional flights available)
 
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FAQs

  • They are two mattresses (each with separate bedding) on one large base. They are locally regarded to serve requests for both double and twin bedded rooms. Separate twin beds or traditional double beds with one large mattress are rare and cannot be guaranteed.
  • Living far from the capital ourselves, we know better than most that flying from London can be a bind, so we are very flexible with our travel arrangements. Call or email us, and one of the team will be happy to list the different options available to you, and any price implications.
  • Once you’ve decided on your exact itinerary (our travel experts will be happy to offer advice), you need to provide us with your party’s details, either by phone or via our booking form. At this point we also ask you to pay a deposit so that we can secure a room for you immediately on confirming availability with the hotel(s). If it turns out that we can’t secure the accommodation for the holiday you’ve requested, or offer an acceptable alternative, we’ll refund your deposit promptly and in full. After booking your accommodation and other key elements, we'll then book your travel (or you can do so if you’re making your own arrangements) and send you a Booking Confirmation and Invoice.
  • Yes, it’s something we insist on, even for holidays in the UK. The vast majority of holidays go smoothly, but when things go wrong, it can be expensive to put them right. Buying a new pair of walking boots after your suitcase is stolen mightn’t seem so bad, but the bill for being airlifted down from a mountain with a broken leg or flown home while still recovering from an illness or accident can cost tens of thousands of pounds.

    You don’t have to buy our policy (if you live outside Europe you’ll definitely need to make your own arrangements, as the policy is only for UK and EU residents), but you do need to make sure that you’re covered for medical emergencies and repatriation. We also recommend that you are covered for other eventualities, such as cancellation and loss of luggage and passports.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you are in possession of the correct travel documents, with the correct validity. If you’re a UK citizen, you need a full British passport to travel to Austria, but not a visa (if you are travelling after 31 October 2019, see the Brexit question below for more information). If you are a citizen of another country, you’ll need to check requirements with the national embassy or your own consulate.

    Current information regarding vaccinations and travel health advice can be found through the following NHS link: www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/advice/ You must make sure you have adequate insurance cover for illness, accidents and repatriation (see the insurance question). UK citizens should also obtain a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) by applying at a Post Office or at www.ehic.org.uk. The EHIC allows reciprocal health care but should not be seen as a substitute for travel insurance. EHICs may cease to be valid in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
  • (Austrian) German is the most commonly spoken language. The currency is the Euro. Austrian time is GMT/UTC + 1. It uses Daylight Saving Time, so in summer is on BST + 1.
  • Even in the event of a no-deal Brexit, it’s been confirmed that flights will continue as normal and that you won’t need a visa to go on holiday (the limit on stays is 90 days). What you will need if there’s no deal is a passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of your arrival (extra months added because you renewed your passport early do not count) and adequate travel insurance to cover you for accidents and illness in case reciprocal health deals are suspended. If you are driving while on holiday, you will probably need an International Driving Permit (plus a Green Card if you are taking your own car to Europe). More information >
  • The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) provides up-to-date, country-by-country travel advice, as well as information on security, local laws, passports and visas for UK citizens.
    If you live outside the UK, see our essential travel information page for a list of relevant websites.
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