Austria is a dream for travelers looking for snow-capped Alpine peaks framed by blue skies and green valleys: no less than two-thirds of the country is covered with mountains. Yet what makes this small country a giant among Europe's tourist destinations is its unique history and culture: Nowhere is Austria's rich, 1,000-year-old heritage more evident than in its capital Vienna, for centuries the political and cultural center of Europe. Like the patrons of Vienna's famous coffeehouses, visitors to Austria should relax, linger, savor the experience with all five senses - and come back for more.
Umfulana is your specialist for tailor-made tours of Austria. What makes our Austrian packages special is our unique collection of small, family-run inns that put you in touch with the country and its people. Our local hosts will help to ensure that your Austrian vacation is a success by suggesting sites off the beaten path in addition to the major attractions.
Below are sample itineraries for self-drive tours of Austria. Our experienced experts will gladly customize these itineraries for you.
Munich – Salzburg – Venice – Rome – Tuscany – Lake Maggiore – Lake Constance – Neuschwanstein
An incredible 15-day tour over the Alps from Germany to Italy with stops in Austria and Switzerland along the way. From Munich you will cross the pre-Alpine hills of Bavaria to Salzburg before heading up into the high Alps on the way from Austria to Italy. After exploring Italy premier cities, the tour returns to Germany via Switzerland with a stop at stunning Lake Maggiore.
Berlin – Dresden – Prague – Wachau – Wien – Salzburg – Munich
Starting in Berlin and ending in Munich, this tour spans three countries. In just 15 days you will experience several of central Europe' s most magnificent cities. In Austria the tour stops at Dürnstein, an enchanting town on the Danube in the famous Wachau region, then continues on to the unforgettable Alpine landscapes of western Austria and Bavaria.
Vienna – Graz – Innsbruck – Salzburg
See Austria's four greatest cities on a relaxing railway tour. The itinerary can be expanded as desired to include stops in Germany, Switzerland or Italy. The weatherproof tour can be taken any time of the year.
Vienna – Graz – Großglockner – Salzburg – Wachau
This ideal tour for travelers on a tight time budget hits all the key attractions from Vienna to the Grossglockner to Salzburg to Wachau in just eight days. Possible add-ons include Innsbruck, Munich, Garmisch and Neuschwanstein.
Vienna – Graz – Großglockner – Dolomites – Innsbruck – Salzburg – Wachau
Experience all four corners of Austria: This comprehensive tour is a perfect introduction to the country's incredible variety of sites and landscapes. You will experience the lush plains of Lower Austria and the Danube Valley, the rolling hills of pre-Alpine Styria, and the towering Peaks of the Upper Austrian Alps, including the Großglockner, Austria's highest mountain. Additional stops in Italy, Switzerland or Germany could be easily added.
Salzburg – Großglockner – Hochpustertal – Dolomites – Innsbruck
Heading straight from Salzburg to Austria's highest mountain, the Großglockner, crossing the Alps to Bolzano in the Dolomites, then returning to Salzburg via scenic Innsbruck this tour includes many of the most incredible mountain landscapes in both Austria and Italy.
Munich – Salzburg – Neuschwanstein – Konstanz – Black Forest – Heidelberg – Rhine Valley
This tour explores the most southern parts of Germany while also crisscrossing the borders with Austria and Switzerland. After visiting Freiburg, the gate to the Black Forest, go north and visit the romantic town of Heidelberg. Your last stop is the Rhine Valley where you will be staying in a castle that has accommodated a number of German emperors well over 1000 years ago.