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Austria Travel Guide

Austria Cruises along the river are not only highly sought after, they are some of the most enjoyable as they bring you face-to-face with excitement, beautiful landscapes, and quaint cities packed full of history. As you take a voyage on your selected cruise ship, you will have the opportunity to explore Austria and many cities along the way such as Vienna, Paris, Frankfurt, Munich, and more. We are confident that you will love every moment aboard one of our cruises. Our guests always rave about the good time they had. With river cruise volume buys plus our low everyday prices you can save up to 50% versus the brochure price! Book your Austria river cruise today with AffordableTours.com, your discounted river cruise headquarters.

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Sail Date Operator Ship Departs Returns Length Price
Mar 18, 2021AmaWaterwaysAmaCertoBudapestPrague13$4,259
Mar 19, 2021AmaWaterwaysAmaLeaMunichBudapest10$3,839
Mar 20, 2021AmaWaterwaysAmaViolaBudapestPrague13$4,359
Mar 20, 2021AmaWaterwaysAmaCertoBudapestVilshofen8$2,799
Mar 22, 2021AmaWaterwaysAmaLeaVilshofenBudapest8$2,899
Mar 22, 2021AmaWaterwaysAmaMagnaBudapestPrague13$4,659
Mar 22, 2021AmaWaterwaysAmaViolaBudapestVilshofen8$2,899
Mar 24, 2021Avalon WaterwaysPassionAmsterdamBudapest15$4,749
Mar 24, 2021AmaWaterwaysAmaVerdeIstanbulVienna13$5,098
Mar 24, 2021AmaWaterwaysAmaVerdeBucharestPrague22$8,198
Mar 24, 2021AmaWaterwaysAmaMagnaBudapestVilshofen8$3,199
Mar 24, 2021AmaWaterwaysAmaCertoMunichBudapest10$3,939
Mar 26, 2021AmaWaterwaysAmaViolaMunichBudapest10$3,939
Mar 27, 2021AmaWaterwaysAmaLeaBudapestPrague13$4,459
Mar 27, 2021AmaWaterwaysAmaCertoVilshofenBudapest8$2,999
Mar 28, 2021AmaWaterwaysAmaVerdeGiurgiuVilshofen15$5,998
Mar 29, 2021AmaWaterwaysAmaLeaBudapestVilshofen8$2,999
Mar 29, 2021AmaWaterwaysAmaViolaVilshofenBudapest8$2,999
Apr 01, 2021VikingViking ValiBudapestPassau8$2,199
Apr 01, 2021RivieraMS Thomas HardyViennaVienna8$2,059
Apr 01, 2021AmaWaterwaysAmaCertoBudapestPrague13$4,559
Apr 02, 2021VikingViking ViliBudapestPassau8$2,299
Apr 02, 2021VikingViking TorNurembergBudapest8$2,999
Apr 02, 2021AmaWaterwaysAmaLeaMunichBudapest10$4,039
Apr 02, 2021AmaWaterwaysAmaVerdeBudapestPrague13$4,559
Apr 03, 2021AmaWaterwaysAmaViolaBudapestPrague13$4,559
Apr 03, 2021AmaWaterwaysAmaCertoBudapestVilshofen8$3,099
Apr 04, 2021VikingViking MagniBudapestPassau8$2,199
Apr 04, 2021Avalon WaterwaysEnvisionViennaBudapest8$2,142
Apr 04, 2021Avalon WaterwaysEnvisionViennaBudapest6$1,653
Apr 04, 2021VikingViking RindaPassauBudapest8$2,199
Apr 04, 2021VikingViking KadlinBudapestPassau8$2,199
Apr 04, 2021AmaWaterwaysAmaVerdeBudapestVilshofen8$3,099
Apr 04, 2021VikingViking AtlaPassauBudapest8$2,199
Apr 05, 2021VikingViking RolfBudapestPassau8$2,299
Apr 05, 2021AmaWaterwaysAmaLeaVilshofenBudapest8$3,099
Apr 05, 2021AmaWaterwaysAmaMagnaBudapestPrague13$4,859
Apr 05, 2021AmaWaterwaysAmaViolaBudapestVilshofen8$3,099
Apr 05, 2021VikingViking EmblaPassauBudapest8$2,299
Apr 06, 2021Avalon WaterwaysEnvisionViennaBudapest6$1,713

Austria Travel Guide

Austria River Cruises Highlights

  • Spend time exploring the city and meeting the locals.
  • Choose the customizations you want to make your trip special and unforgettable.
  • Explore Vienna, Frankfurt, Paris, and Munich.
  • Enjoy all the activities offered on the ship before you arrive.
  • Visit many local hot spots and delve into the history of the location.
  • Choose from many available excursions.
  • Enjoy staying on the ship, which means no packing and unpacking or hotel accommodations.
  • This is one of the most affordable ways to view Austria and the surrounding areas.

Austria River Cruises Travel Tips

  • The official language in Austria is Austrian German so it helps to know some basic words to help you understand.
  • You should always carry some money with you. Austria uses the Euro.
  • The plugs in Austria are not like the plugs you probably have it home and it is recommended that you purchase a universal adapter to ensure your electronics remain charged while on your trip off the boat.
  • Austria is considered to be one of the safest countries but always make sure to keep your valuables at home or on the ship.
  • Most places are quite small so you should have no trouble getting around on foot. Local transportation is available as well.
  • If you plan to visit during high season, make sure to arrive at your desired locations early to avoid large crowds.

Austria River Cruises Things To Do

  • Gosau Lakes
    Gosau Lakes

    If you are a sucker for beautiful views, clear waters, and a great place to hike, Gosau Lake is the right place for you. This lake is one of the most beautiful and often highly visited places in Austria and for good reason too. While here, you will have the opportunity to hike the trails and take in the beautiful landscape around you. Once done, you can dip your toes in the water, fish, and take some pictures to capture the landscape around you. 

    Best Time To Visit

    Visit during the summer months when the sun is high up in the sky and the weather is ideal. If you plan to hike or swim, you want to make sure you pack all your essentials and arrive early to claim your spot. 

     

    You Should Know

    If you are brave enough, you can rock climb up some of the mountains. There is a small place to grab some food on the mountain.   

  • Hohenwerfen Castle
    Hohenwerfen Castle

    The Hohenwerfen Castle boasts a beautiful landscape that one must stop and take a picture of. Within the castle is a complete exhibition of history including ancient weaponry. One of the highlights of the castle is the falconry shows that are put on throughout the day. In addition to the museum-like exhibits, the castle is home to additional events including theatre productions, hikes, and much more. 

    Best Time To Visit

    Tours of the castle occur from April through November and the times vary throughout the day. The best time is at any time in between. Guests who wish to tour the castle should speak with the castle staff to ensure an available time slot is open. 

     

    You Should Know

    They offer both guided and self-paced tours. Falconry demonstrations take place between April and November.

  • The Grossglockner High Alpine Road
    The Grossglockner High Alpine Road

    Known as one of the top three destinations in Austria, the Grossglockner High Alpine Road is a place you want to visit. The road itself twists and turns throughout the area and brings you in contact with beautiful mountainside landscapes and more. The road contains 36 turns and your adrenaline is sure to pump as you discover all that is around you.

    Best Time To Visit

    It is best to visit during the summer months as harsh winters are known to cause some of the trails to close. In general, the park opens up for guests to drive on the road in early May and remains open until late October. It is important to note that the time the road opens does vary based on the season and guests should check prior to planning their day. 

     

    You Should Know

    It does cost 37 Euros per vehicle and 27 Euros per motorcycle to travel the road. There are places to stop and explore along the road including Edelweiss-Spitze and Nassfeld Speicher. 

  • Karwendel Nature Park
    Karwendel Nature Park

    Touted as one of the most beautiful nature parks located in the Alps, Karwendel is a great place to explore. Guests often describe their experience here as a national park married with a nature reserve. The reserve is large in size at about 543 square kilometers. Within the park, you will find different mountain ranges that stretch across the landscape and you will have an opportunity to not only see wildlife but hike the trails. 

    Best Time To Visit

    Visit the Karwendel Nature Park is sometime between spring and the end of the summer months. Once the winter months start to set in, it is difficult to endure the cold air out near the mountains.  

     

    You Should Know

    There are protected areas throughout the nature park and guests should pay attention to those areas and abide by the rules.

  • Virgental Valley in East Tyrol
    Virgental Valley in East Tyrol

    The Virgental Valley in East Tyrol is a place you do not want to skip while in Austria River. The village is quaint, cute, and has a lot of personality within it. Due to the positioning of the area, between two mountains, the winters are not as harsh because the wind is blocked. Throughout the summer, there are many excursions that take place and you can get a good view of the area and take in the nature around you. Many guests enjoy skiing while here in the winter months.   

    Best Time To Visit

    Visit during the summer months if you want to be able to partake in the excursions and view the landscape up close. If you want to ski, you can visit in the winter months and enjoy yourself.  

     

    You Should Know

    There is a natural toboggan run that is open to guests. The ski slopes are designed for both beginners, children, and the experienced.

  • Lechtal Alps
    Lechtal Alps

    The Lechtal Alps are a popular mountain range located in Austria and are considered part of the Northern Limestone Alps. There are several mountain peaks to admire while here with the tallest one being 9,970 feet. Many guests are drawn to the area to spend time outdoors and to look at the unique rock formations. Throughout the alps, guests can take many different paths including stone walkways, wooden bridges, and more. 

    Best Time To Visit

    The best time is during the months of June to September. This way, you can experience a climate that is suitable for you to enjoy your time outdoors. 

     

    You Should Know

    The Lechtal High Trail is an adventure for those who like to hike. The Eagle Walk offers a nice challenge for those looking to test their skills.

  • Filzmoos
    Filzmoos

    Filzmoos is a wonderful place to visit and the area sits at the base of a mountain range, which can be climbed if you dare to try. Within the little area, there are many adventures that await you from hiking to spending the day with the family. One of the more popular attraction areas is the Filzmoos ski area, which is home to some of the best ski trails. 

    Best Time To Visit

    You can visit the area year-round and it will depend on what you want to do while there. If you want to climb the mountain, check out the area, and enjoy some warm weather, then summer would be the best time. If you want to check out the ski slopes and play in the snow, then winter would be the best time.  

    You Should Know

    Multiple ski schools are available on site for beginners. Many winter holidays and festivals take place.

  • Hochkonig Mountains
    Hochkonig Mountains

    Hochkonig is translated to a high king and is considered part of the alps. The mountain itself has an elevation of 2.9 meters and attracts guests from all over. On one side of the mountain, there are some ridges that are perfect for avid climbers to challenge themselves on. The summit of the mountain is covered by a hut and to the north of that summit, there is a glacier that can be observed. For those that are not adept to climbing, there are some walking trails that allow you to explore the area and the views are quite breathtaking. 

    Best Time To Visit

    The best time for visitors is between the months of July and September. 

     

    You Should Know

    They offer guided hiking trails throughout the week.

Austria River Cruises When To Visit

Quick Facts

The best time to visit Austria is in the Summer. It is important to note that the Summer is also the high season, which means you will need to plan the day accordingly as many of the attractions and sites will be busy. If you are someone who likes to immerse themselves in all that a city has to offer including culture, you will find that Summer is an excellent time as it is the season of the Rainbow Parade, Vienna Festival, and more. While the winter months are chilly, you do not have to avoid the area during this time. If you are able to stand the cold, you will find that it pays off as you enjoy the Alps, snow, and Christmas time. 

  • Fall/Winter - September to February

    These months can be quite harsh as they are known to be cold and snowy. The fall months start to lead into the winter months. As the months progress, late fall is often windy, and the skies stay darkened. Many days in the winter the temperature is below freezing, which can make it tough for those who are not used to the cold. The coldest month is January and you can expect snow throughout the winter months. It is known to get cold and sometimes the temperature may drop below freezing.

  • Spring/Summer - March to August

    The spring months are relatively mild and allow you to get outside and enjoy some light. The summer months are quite humid and moderately hot with the hottest month being July. While the temperature is known to creep up into the mid-90s in the summer, it is often still pleasant outside. The summer months are the rainiest months. 

Austria River Cruises Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is an Austria River Cruise?

    A cruise to Austria is an all-inclusive one, which means it is one of the most affordable ways to travel. You will be able to take in the landscape and views around you while you travel through Austria and some of the best places such as Vienna, Frankfurt, and more. The locals are welcoming and there are many activities for you to engage in while off the ship. A cruise to Austria is an opportunity for you to climb, hike, and experience nature at its best for an affordable price.   

  • What Comes with an Austria River Cruise?

    An Austria Cruise is all-inclusive, which means everything is included and all you need to do is bring yourself and your clothes with you. Food, simple drinks, and activities on the boat are all included in your vacation package. Additional excursions and alcoholic drinks are available for an additional nominal fee while onboard or off the ship.

  • How Much Does an Austria River Cruise Cost?

    The price of an Austria Cruise will depend on several factors including the length of the cruise, the ports of destination, the excursions or upgrades you add, and any additional amenities. In general, you can expect the cost of an Austrian cruise to range from $1,000 to $5,300. 

  • What is the Best Cruise to Take to Austria?

    The best cruise to take to Austria will depend on what your needs are and what you want to get out of the cruise. As you start to look for a cruise, check out what is offered, the price, and what your additional options are. You will quickly see that you can narrow down your options. If you would like some assistance in finding the best cruise to meet your needs, reach out to one of our specialists today!

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