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Discover the culture, history, and beauty of this incredible country. You'll see it all on our tours of Austria, from gleaming royal palaces and impressive gardens in Vienna to famed medieval castles in Salzburg.

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18 tours with dates available through 2023

Germany, Switzerland & Austria
14 days | 16 days with Budapest extension
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Bucket list expectations exceeded!
4/16/2016 by first-time traveler Jenny
The beauty of traveling with a group is that the logistics of your trip are worked out for you: hotel stays, ground and air transportation, and daily tours. Traveling with Go Ahead Tours allows you to skip lines at the sites visited.
True professionals in vacation planning!
7/27/2018 by first-time traveler Diane
Such a value! Every day offered us opportunities to see and do so much with the group, as well as opportunities to tour on our own. Each destination had a city tour with excellent professional, knowledgeable local guides who not only shared their passion for their city but also the cities history.

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Your tour includes hotels, breakfast daily and other select meals, comfortable transportation, an expert Tour Director, guided sightseeing, and more.

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Your local Tour Director will meet you and your group on the first day, and be your go-to for the best sites, flavors, and stories of the region.

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Travel tips for Austria tours

What are some interesting things to do on a trip to Austria?

Austria is famous for its castles, history, and geography. So, of course, you’ll want to get the most of it on our Austria tours. Here’s how:

  • Take in the beauty of the Austrian Alps. Whether you ski, hike, or simply take some photos, it’s truly breathtaking.
  • Visit Liechtenstein, a tiny Alpine principality dating back to the Holy Roman Empire, where a castle still serves as a royal residence.
  • Feel like royalty at Melk Abbey, a fortified Benedictine abbey overlooking the Danube River.
  • Step inside Belvedere Palace, home to the world’s largest collection of paintings by artist Gustav Klimt, and admire the palace’s impressive gardens.
When is the best time to visit Austria?

If you’re planning a trip to Austria, try to go during the off-season. Trips to Austria during the spring and fall mean fewer crowds, sunnier days, and a lot less snow.

What should I pack for a trip to Austria?

Here are a few things to toss in your suitcase before you go:

  • Lots of layers for comfort, no matter the temperature
  • Long pants, as locals tend to dress more conservatively 
  • Fashionable clothing for Vienna, where style reigns supreme
  • A waterproof jacket, especially during the winter and spring
What are some must-try dishes in Austria?

There are so many options, but here are some of our favorites:

  • Tafelspitz. This dish is made with beef or veal and then boiled in broth with vegetables and potatoes. It goes great with applesauce, horseradish, and cooler weather.
  • Wiener schnitzel. You’ve probably heard of this breaded, fried veal cutlet dish, but it’s too delicious not to mention.
  • Goulash. This may have Hungarian origins, but Austria has its own version—and it’s delicious.
  • Sachertorte. Okay, this one’s a dessert. But it’s worth a mention! This dense chocolate sponge cake with apricot jam is a proud symbol of Vienna.
Why should I take a group tour to Austria?

One of the main benefits of going on Austria group tours is that you don’t have to worry about any of the planning. Our Austria trips visit all the top sites without any of the stress.  Local experts will teach you anything you want to know about the area and the culture, too.

Our Austria guided tours also include unique and memorable experiences, like a ride on Vienna’s Prater Ferris Wheel followed by an authentic Austrian meal served with locally made wine.

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