Sunil Metcalfe

Austria Travel Expert

Come for the landscapes, stay for the cities and return for a combination of both. A luxury vacation in Austria offers a melting pot of beauty and culture that always catches us off-guard. Clad in cobbles, fringed with architectural brilliance and dearly holding onto tradition, Vienna adds panache to everything it touches. Beyond the capital, natural beauty takes center stage doing enough to make you emigrate.

Sunil Metcalfe

Austria Travel Expert

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Austria Highlights

Home to more than just famous classical composers, Austria features stunning architecture, world-class winter sports and mouth-watering cuisine. Let Black Tomato show you the best of Austria.

Luxury Holidays in Austria

MORE ABOUT AUSTRIA

Where the sachertorte is rich and bitter, and the white Alps scratch the sky itself, Austria – home to mirror-seeming lakes and the outrageously fun winter krampus festival – is, despite its genteel appearance, a really very surprising country. The country’s most memorable author, Thomas Bernhardt, was often quite glum about modern life – but he did opine on the preference for living a ‘real’ life. Well, a trip to Austria will certainly give you the tools to experience the highest peaks, the richest culture, and the most comforting of foods. And that’ll take you some way toward the real.

Private Tour in Vienna

SOAK UP VIENNESE CULTURE. AND COFFEE.

You might have heard – over the dinner party plates or at a private view – how vivid Vienna has displaced many other European cities as being more progressive, more cultured, and more fun. And they’re not wrong. A private walking tour of this elegant and radical city will give you a chance to drink in traditional Viennese coffee at the Cafe Central, wander the grand Hofburg Palace, and learn about the impressive Karl Marx Hof – a beautiful behemoth of a building which was built as radical social housing by Karl Ehn in 1930, and functioned as a stronghold for anti-fascists during the 1934 Austrian Civil War.

Best Hotels in Austria

GRAND HOTELS

Naturally, naturlich, Austria has much imperial grandeur to its architecture – meaning that many of the country’s best luxury hotels are served up with true, old-world glamor. So, whether you stay in regal Hotel Sacher (you know, it gave the name to the desert), or the fairy-tale environs of the dreamy Schloss Fuschl in pretty Salzburg, you won’t go amiss.

Luxury Honeymoons in Austria

AN OLD-WORLD HONEYMOON

High alpine peaks, crystal clear lakes, glamorous comfort and cultivated culture make for one hefty punch. But they are also the makings of an elegant and edifying luxury honeymoon. Comforting food and breathtaking hikes up into scintillating Salzburg, and sampling the bar life in buzzing Vienna, will make sure that Austria lingers long in the memory.

Austria Highlights

Home to more than just famous classical composers, Austria features stunning architecture, world-class winter sports and mouth-watering cuisine. Let Black Tomato show you the best of Austria.

STAY IN AUSTRIA

Unashamedly opulent, from the Imperial Palace to the rustic shepherd's huts in the foothills of the mighty Grossglockner, demonstrate the true diversity of Austria’s approach to accommodations. But, despite how high you go or how deep you stride into its bustling cities, you’ll never be far from sumptuous decor and world-class service.

Best City Hotels, Austria

IN THE CITY

Baroque streetscapes, rich nightlife, and enviable Michelin-starred restaurants are everyday things in Vienna. Experience them all (if you can keep up) with your luxury home-away-from-home, the incredibly indulgent and unashamedly glamorous Hotel Sacher. The dark blue brocade decor of its Blaue Bar are a particular highlight, as is - of course - the Sachertorte. Which you cannot miss. Promise us?

Luxury Hotel in Austrian mountains

IN THE MOUNTAINS

High in giddy, Sound of Music-esque Salzburg is the unforgettable Schloss Fuschl, where the artworks of old masters adorn the walls and panoramic landscapes stretch beyond the windows. Take up camp, like us, on its sun-bathed jetty, before diving clean into the lake’s pristine waters. Come Winter it’s still a feast for the senses, though we’d advise against jumping in the lake.

Luxury Hotel in Austrian Mountains

IN SOME MORE MOUNTAINS

Perfect for building up some much deserved ‘me’ time, Hotel Eder in the stunning surrounds of Hochkönig, the hotel evokes a desirable sense of village charm and properly alpine culture, where its ever-popular Advent Market and crisp mountain air makes it memorable, restorative, and jubilantly indulgent.

  • Population Population 8,400,000
  • Capital Capital Vienna
  • Language Language German
  • Currency Currency Euro
  • Time Difference Time Difference GMT +1 | ET +5
  • Expert tip Expert tip

    "The Opera House in Vienna is one of the most beautiful in the world and well worth a visit - but better still, we can time your visit to coincide with one of the beautiful performances by the Wien Philharmonic Orchestra"

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