Despite its rank as Austria's second-largest city with 250,000 residents, Graz still delightfully and intimately introduces itself to visitors with its lovely historic Old Town made up of winding streets, squares and courtyards. Foodies will find themselves enthralled by countless restaurants, coffee houses, wine bars, inns and eateries that invite guests to sample delicacies made with regional products from the nearby Styrian culinary regions. Often hailed as ‘Austria’s delicatessen’, get a true taste of the city on a culinary walk starting at one of the bustling farmer’s markets. Further information:www.visitgraz.com
Salzburg: Where World Heritage mixes with Contemporary Character
For a healthy dose of culture, Salzburg delivers on all of the finest fronts. Celebrated for its baroque architecture and as the birthplace of Mozart, this city offers all the historical splendours you'd expect from a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Yet Salzburg also innovatively blends tradition and modernity. 2014 will be an exciting year as the 17th century DomQuartier (cathedral quarter) reopens in mid-May after 200 years. As visitors negotiate its historic rooms and spaces, terrific views over the city await. The works of Mozart will be highlighted with special significance throughout the year as a tribute to the 150th Birthday of Richard Strauss, co-founder of the renowned Salzburg Festival. Further information:www.salzburg.info
Innsbruck: Alpine Urban Lifestyle
Innsbruck is a small city with an urban alpine vibe, nestled in the heart of the Tirolean Alps. But what makes this - the capital city of Tirol - such a great discovery? Strolling the streets in search of its special character, its flavour, you find a treasure trove of unique and stunning facets. The first thing you notice, however you arrive, are the sheer mountains that protect and surround the city and its sights, an almost loving embrace from the giant arms of mother nature. The second standout feature of the ‘Capital of the Alps’ is its Old Town - so wonderfully medieval, yet still in use every day. Further information:www.innsbruck.info
Graz - Innsbruck - Salzburg: The Ultimate Round Trip!
Gourmet and modern art in Graz, World Heritage with a contemporary twist in Salzburg and a sporty city break in Innsbruck. Enjoy 7 nights in 4* accommodation with this Panorama Tours offer (3 nights Salzburg, 2 nights Graz and 2 nights Innsbruck), including breakfast and city passes: 24-hour Innsbruck Card (gives free entrance to all city sights incl. Swarovski Crystal World and public transportation), 24-hour pass to the Universal Museum Joanneum Graz and 48-hour Salzburg Card (free entrance to all city sights and public transport), with intercity train transfers. From £630pp. Information and booking:firstname.lastname@example.org