Operetta Heaven Holidays from C and H Travel Ltd

Tailor-made Holidays for lovers of Opera, Operetta and Classical Music


Travel Arrangements - By Air and Rail...

We do not include the cost of flights or other travel arrangements from your home to Austria or Hungary in our holiday price.  There is so much choice available nowadays from regional airports and low cost operators that we prefer to give you maximum flexibility of travel options at the most competitive prices.

Information on flights and rail travel given below is subject to change.  Flights nay not always be available at all times of year, especially from regional airports.

Guests travelling from other countries are advised to check flight availability locally.

European Rail Travel

If you prefer not to fly then why not consider travelling by rail?  European services are fast, clean and efficient - and usually reasonably priced.  Overnight sleeper services are available, or why not stop over (in Paris or Zurich, for example) to break the journey and extend your holiday?  The main options are as follows:

(1) Afternoon train on Eurostar to Paris, overnight sleeper to Munich and onward connection the next morning to Salzburg or Vienna.

(2) Lunchtime departure by Eurostar to Brussels, high-speed Thalys to Cologne, then an overnight train to Vienna, arriving in the morning.

(3) The scenic and more leisurely route on daytime high speed trains takes in the spectacular Alberg Pass:

Day One – Afternoon departure on Eurostar to Paris, Paris to Zurich. Overnight stay in Zurich. Day Two - Mid-morning train to Salzburg or Vienna.

For more details on these and other journeys please contact us.

Flight Departures from the UK and Ireland 
to Austria, Germany, Hungary 

Direct flight options are shown below, but some may not operate all year round.  Connecting flights are also available to Salzburg, Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest from most UK airports. 

To Salzburg (for Bad Ischl)

  • Direct Scheduled flights are available from London Gatwick, London Stansted.
  • Direct Charter flights may also be available from Birmingham, Bristol, Dublin, Manchester, and Newcastle.
  • Connecting flights are available from most UK regional airports.
To Munich (for Bad Ischl) with connecting train service to Salzburg.
  • Direct flights from Birmingham, Cork, Cardiff, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey, London, Manchester, Southampton.
  • Connecting flights are available from most UK regional airports.

To Linz (for Bad Ischl)

  • Direct flights are available from London Stansted.
Alternatively, fly into Vienna and take the train to Salzburg or direct to Bad Ischl.

To Vienna (for Baden and Vienna)

  • Direct flights are available from Bristol, Dublin, London HeathrowLondon Gatwick, Edinburgh, Manchester.
  • Connecting flights are also available from most UK regional airports.

To Bratislava, Slovakia (for Baden and Vienna)

Bratislava Airport is approximately 40 miles from Vienna and 55 miles from Baden.

  • Direct flights into Bratislava operate from Birmingham, Dublin, Edinburgh, Leeds, London Luton, London StanstedLiverpool, Manchester.
  • Connecting flights are also available from most UK regional airports.

Alternatively, you could fly to Salzburg or Linz and then take the train to Vienna or Baden.  Austrian trains are fast, efficient, comfortable and clean.  Some carriages have compartments, and there is an efficient trolley service for hot and cold refreshments.  Connection from Salzburg Airport to the railway station is also quick and easy.

To Budapest

  • Direct flights from Bristol, Birmingham, Dublin, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton, London Stansted, Manchester.
     
  • Connecting flights are also available from most UK regional airports.

To Zurich (for Bregenz)

  • Direct flights are available from Birmingham, Dublin, Edinburgh, London City, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton and Manchester.

  • Connecting flights are also available from most UK regional airports.

To Friedrichshafen, Germany (for Bregenz)

  • Direct flights are available from London Stansted.

  • Connecting flights are also available from Birmingham, London City, and London Heathrow.

 To Berlin and Dresden

  • Direct flights are available to Berlin from Belfast, Birmingham, Bradford, Bristol, Doncaster, Dublin, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, London Stansted, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London City, London Luton, Manchester, Newcastle, Shannon.

  • Connecting flights are available to Dresden from many regional airports in the UK.

Help and Advice with your Travel Arrangements

We are happy to advise you on current availability and possible options for all flight and rail bookings.  If you are not travelling from the UK and Ireland we can also advise on other travel options if required.

Booking Your Flights and other Travel Arrangements

Some of our clients prefer to make their own travel arrangements, and you are entirely free to do so if you wish.  You should not however confirm your flights and other travel arrangements until we have confirmed your holiday arrangements with you.   

If this is not for you, we have teamed up with TRAVEL COUNSELLORS, a national Travel Agency, who can make all of your travel arrangements for you, including flights, airport parking, airport hotels, rail travel etc., all tailored to your individual needs. 

All travel arrangements for clients of C and H Travel Ltd can be made with Lindsay Garner of Travel CounsellorsLindsay has been with Travel Counsellors since 1999 and has over 20 years experience in the travel industry.  Offering great customer service is of paramount importance to Lindsay.   


Lindsay Garner

If you wish to use the services of TRAVEL COUNSELLORS to  make your travel arrangements from your home to Austria or Budapest, then you need do nothing else as we shall pass details of your travel requirements to Lindsay on your behalf.  Lindsay will contact you direct with details of the travel options that she has sourced for you.  Any deposit/payments for your travel arrangements should be made direct to Travel Counsellors once we have confirmed and agreed your holiday details with you.  Should you wish to contact Lindsay direct her telephone number is 0845 058 7068.  

More About Travel Counsellors...

Travel Counsellors PLC is one of the UK's largest independent travel companies with a turnover of £175 million at the end of its last financial year.  Founded in 1994 it currently has over 700 Travel Consultants plus 120 staff at the company's head office in Bolton. 

All customers monies are placed in a Trust Account which guarantees a 100% refund in the event that a supplier collapses.  Being completely independent the company is able to deal with a wide range of suppliers and can secure the most competitive rates for customers. 

The company was winner of the Queens Award for Enterprise in 2014 and has been voted Travel Agent of the Year by readers of The Guardian, Observer and Guardian Unlimited.  

To see some of the wonderful locations that can be visited on our holidays, please view our musical slideshow.

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