If you’re looking for a destination that features the buzz of a city break without compromising on breathtaking landscapes and natural green spaces, then Austria may just be the place for you.
Famed for being the birthplace of many composers, Austria has a rich history when it comes to the arts. Whether you head to the capital Vienna to immerse yourself in the cultural history at sites such as the gothic St Stephen's Cathedral, or you're looking further afield to discover new places such as Mozart's Salzburg, or the authentic Tyrolean atmosphere of Innsbruck, there's certainly plenty to experience.
When visiting, you can expect to dine on Wiener schnitzel and sample the famous apfelstrudel wherever you go. Austria is the home of the Naschmarkt and Flohmarkt - it's known for its busy atmosphere, food and collection of antiques at the flea market, and ideal for those who love to shop!
In the winter time Austria boasts a selection of excellent ski resorts, with something to appeal to both the budding beginners and more advanced enthusiasts of the ski and snowboard world. For those wanting to explore the slopes in the summer season, the chair lifts are not just for when it's snowing - why not consider a fantastic walking tour through the lush greenery at the top of the mountains, or paragliding back down the mountain?