The sound of music, cowbells and opera coupled with awe-inspiring mountain ranges, flower spotted meadows and snow-covered chalets make Austria the perfect destination for the discerning Alpine traveller. Couple this with Austria's excellent musical traditions, its superb gastronomic culture and several glittering azure lakes and you have a recipe for excellent central European experiences and adventures. From the imperial charm of Vienna, the grand capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, to the heady peaks of Innsbruck in the Tyrol, the appeal of Austria can be found across the country.
Running through the heart of Austria from its source in Germany is the infinitely beautiful Danube River. Immortalised in Johan Strauss' famous waltz, The Blue Danube, this river is every mile the classic European river, tracking through rolling hills, majestic palaces, magical castles and hand-crafted villages.