Three people hiking along a path, Austria - SalzburgerLand
Hiker on path resting foot on a rock.
View of train alongside lake Wolfgangsee.
Young men doing an Austrian traditional folk dance
Beautiful autumn forest mountain path at sunset
Cityscape Of Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic.
Carved wooden puppets
Woman holding two glasses of beer and one glass of wine.
Aerial view of a lake in Austria.
Closeup of apple strudel.
Buildings and streets. Hallstatt. Austria
Nice sunset with hill Klet and trees, Czech republic.
View of the historic Český Krumlov Castle Tower located in the town of the same name Český Krumlov.
Josefs lookout tower and Terezas cottage at Mount Klet in Blansky forest in summer.
Tulips on a cafe table.
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Czech Republic & Austria Walking & Hiking Tour

The Sound of Music from Prague to Salzburg

Couples, Friends & Solos

6 days 5 nights

Activity Level: 1-3

Premiere & Casual Plus Hotels

From: $5,099 - $5,199 pp dbl occ

($850 for sgl occ)

Start your journey in Prague and let old Bohemia reveal itself one step at a time. Beyond the Danube, encounter Austria's stark jagged peaks. From wide-open vineyards to deep mossy forests. Fairy-tale villages to evocative memorials. There’s beauty in the contrasts of these colorful neighboring countries. 

Czech Republic & Austria Walking & Hiking Tour map
Czech Republic & Austria Walking & Hiking Tour map

Czech Republic & Austria

Start Prague / End Salzburg

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.


  • Ramble through quaint villages in the Czech Republic and dramatic alpine landscapes in Austria 
  • Marvel at Český Krumlov, a World Heritage site whose winding streets and painted castle tower are wrapped by a bend of the Vltava River
  • Discover this region's turbulent recent history as our local friends share fascinating stories
  • Explore two intriguing countries and cultures, with Prague and Salzburg as glittering gateway cities 


Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Premiere & Casual Plus Hotels*
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2

Start your adventure in the Czech Republic’s southern region of Bohemia, a region of pastoral landscapes and picture-perfect villages | After a picnic lunch at a hospoda (traditional country pub), climb into the Mount Klet' nature reserve through rolling pastureland, evergreen forests and roads lined with fruit trees | Take in the panoramic view from the summit of Klet', stretching from the Alpine foothills to the roofs of České Budějovice( home of the original Budweiser beer!) | Český Krumlov’s entire town center is a World Heritage site famed for its cobblestone streets, baroque and Renaissance houses, vaulted passageways and hidden squares | Krumlov Hrad, the second-largest castle in the Czech Republic, dominates the skyline | Hike into the hills for sweeping city views | Enjoy a tasting of Czech beers at a local pub. 

Exterior view of Hotel Ruze
Hotel Ruže
Český Krumlov
| Casual Plus Hotel

A former Jesuit monastery from the 16th century, with a perfect location in the town's center. (pool, spa)  

Days 3-6

Cross into Austria over what was once the Iron Curtain, discovering both contrasts and parallels between these sister countries | Cable cars and cogwheel trains whisk us to high alpine trailheads for our hikes at breathtaking lakes like Traunsee and Attersee | A taste of homemade apfelstrudel (apple strudel) hits the spot mid-trek at a cozy alpine hut | Rest your head at a medieval castle-turned-hotel set on a peninsula surrounded by glacial Lake Fuschl |Schuhplattler dancers treat us to a lively performance of local music | Check out the storybook village of St. Wolfgang and its backyard of Schafberg Mountain, where scenes of The Sound of Music were filmed | Bid farewell to our castle home on a neighborhood walk around the lakeside village of Fuschl.

Aerial view of Rosewood Schloss Fuschl Hotel
Rosewood Schloss Fuschl
| Premiere Hotel

Set on a wooded promontory on Lake Fuschl, this castle was built as the country residence of the archbishops of Salzburg in 1450—and remains consistently luxurious. (pool, spa) 

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Activity Level: 1-3

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. Several routes and a range of levels are offered each day so you can choose how much or how little activity you want to do. Learn more about how we determine activity levels.

Route notes

The terrain on this trip includes a mix of historic village pathways, forested lanes and rugged trails with some steeper sections in the Austrian Alps.

Daily Route Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 4 miles* | 1000 ft. gain
Level 2 | 6 miles* | 1000 ft. gain
Level 3 | 8 miles* | 1600 ft. gain
Day 2
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 4 miles* | 700 ft. gain
Level 2 | 7 miles | 800 ft. gain
Level 3 | 9 miles | 800 ft. gain
Český Krumlov Guided Walk (45 minutes)
Day 3
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 4 miles | 700 ft. gain
Level 2 | 5 miles | 1400 ft. gain
Level 3 | 7 miles | 2200 ft. gain
Day 4
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 5 miles* | 800 ft. gain
Level 3 | 8 miles | 1800 ft. gain
Level 3 | 11 miles | 2100 ft. gain
Day 5
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 5 miles* | 500 ft. gain
Level 3 | 7 miles* | 900 ft. gain
Level 4 | 10 miles | 1600 ft. gain
Schafbergbahn Cogwheel Train Ride (1.5 hours round-trip)
Day 6
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles* | 200 ft. gain

What's Included

  • All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

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