Lake Fuschlsee, Salzkammergut, Austria, on a sunny summer day.
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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 Levels 1-3

Casual Hotels

From: $4,499 pp dbl occ

($850 - $900 for sgl occ)

Journey from Prague, where the Czech Republic reveals itself one village at a time. Quiet farmland. Raw beauty. Earnest people eager to share stories. Cross the Danube and encounter Austria's stark jagged peaks. Find joy in the countryside, the culture and the contrasts of these neighboring European countries. 

Czech Republic and Austria Walking and Hiking Tour
Czech Republic and Austria Walking and Hiking Tour

Czech Republic & Austria

Start Prague / End Salzburg

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

Highlights

  • Ramble through quaint villages in the Czech Republic and dramatic alpine landscapes in Austria 
  • Marvel at Český Krumlov, a World Heritage site with winding streets and architecture redolent of another time 
  • Discover this region's turbulent recent history as our local friends share fascinating stories about their experiences
  • Explore two intriguing countries and cultures, with Prague and Salzburg as glittering gateway cities 
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Itinerary

Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Casual Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2
Description

Start your adventure in the Czech Republic with gentle pastoral strolls to picture-perfect villages | After a picnic lunch at a hospoda (traditional country pub) located at the edge of a nature reserve, walk up Mount Klet' through rolling pastureland, evergreen forests and roads lined with fruit trees in southern Bohemia | Find panoramic views stretching from the town of České Budějovice to the snowy peaks of the Austrian Alps | Visit enchanting Český Krumlov, an incredible World Heritage site with 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 | At a popular pub, enjoy a tasting of Czech beers.

Accommodations
Old Inn
Hotel OLDINN
Český Krumlov
| Casual Hotel

Comprised of three historic buildings, this lovely inn is ideally located on the town's main square.

Days 3-6
Description

Cross into Austria over what was once the Iron Curtain, and before that simply a borderless stateline of the Hapsburg Empire, discovering both contrasts and parallels between these sister countries | Ascend by cable car from Traunsee Lake to Feuerkogel peak, where a delightful hike with stunning vistas awaits | Taste apfelstrudel, the delicious signature highland dish, mid-trek at a cozy alpine hut | Schuhplattler dancers treat us to a lively performance | Ride a cogwheel train from the storybook village of St. Wolfgang up Schafberg Mountain, the setting for scenes in The Sound of Music | Embark on a glorious hike around the perimeter of Attersee, the largest lake of the Salzkammergut region | On our final morning, take a leisurely walk around the idyllic lakeside village of Fuschl. 

Accommodations
Ebner's Waldhof am See
Ebner's Waldhof am See
Fuschl
| Casual Hotel

Set on the beautiful turquoise waters of Lake Fuschl, this chalet-style resort with private beach, mountain views and chic, cozy rooms is an idyllic place to unwind. (pool, spa)

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
Other
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 1 | 3 miles* | minimal elevation gain
Level 3 | 8 miles* | 800 ft. gain
Other
Hallstatt Guided Walk (1 hour)
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
Other
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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