South of Austria with your Children
Holiday with your Family in Carinthia with tickets included
- Fly to Venice, the starting point and finish of the route
- A hire car so you can visit Carinthia any way you like
- A single accommodation for your entire stay, which will allow you to strike out on excursions and discover the area in peace
- We include the Kärnten-Card so you can take advantage of the free tickets and interesting discounts
- Plenty of activities that are ideal to try with your children included in the price!
- 7 nights in the chosen accommodation
- Return flights (tax included)
- 7 days car rental
- One-week Kärnten Card Our package includes the seven-day card with free entry and discounts at many tourist attractions and other services
- Visit the Wörthersee, where you will find the world's tallest panoramic wooden tower
- In Klagenfurt, there is an interesting Planetarium and Astronomical Observatory which is well worth a visit
- Enjoy a pleasant boat trip on Lake Faak
- Run through the Gurkthal valley on the historical steam train
- Find all the info that you need for your trip at: www.carinthia.at
- When driving around Austria, it is indispensable to buy a “vignette” toll sticker, which allows you to travel on motorways and expressways.
Day 1Flight to Venice.
Arrive at the airport ninety minutes before the scheduled take-off time of your flight to Venice. On arrival, pick up your hire car at the airport and start your journey to Carinthia, which will take about two and a half hours. Check-in at your selected accommodation and enjoy your first night in Carinthia.
Day 2Sonnalpe Nassfeld and the Weissensee.
Visit the Alps in Carinthia, on the border with Italy. Sonnalpe Nassfeld is a paradise for snow and nature enthusiasts, and a place to enjoy a day's adventure with your family. Remember that you will have the Kärnten Kard, with free entrance and loads of discounts at many places of interest which we will tell you about in this trip suggestion. To start with, you can take the Millenium-Express, the longest cable car in the Alps to get directly to the Nassfeld plateau. From here, you will enjoy spectacular views of all the Carnic Alps. And if you like controlled adventure, you can have the longest toboggan ride in Carinthia and enjoy the marvelous landscapes - at top speed! You will also find in this area a number of parks where the entire family can enjoy themselves, such as the Kärntner Erlebnispark at the Pressegger See; or alternatively you can follow the "Bergwasser", a 1500-metre circuit between the mountains and the water, with entertainment for the youngest children. Finally, you can visit the Weissensee, an idyllic setting where you can take a dip or carry out another aquatic activity. Spend the night in Carinthia.
Day 3Valleys of Liesertal and Maltatal.
Today we suggest that you take a look at these two valleys, which form what is considered to be the most welcoming region in Europe for families. These valleys are between two national parks: the Hohe Tauern National Park and the Nockberge Biosphere Park. You can follow an Alpine pathway and enjoy the views of the mountains and lakes. But what is certain to delight your children is a visit to the first private Porsche Museum in Europe, which is in Gmüd, the place of origin of the first vehicle of the make. You can either follow the "Fairy Footpath", a large entertainment park in the middle of nature which has the longest suspension bridge in the Alps (175 m). Spend the night in Carinthia.
Day 4Villach and surroundings.
Visit the town of Villach, which has a very large historical centre around the Hauptplatz, which is full of shops and restaurants. From the Hauptplatz you can stroll to the Church of St. Jakob and the Drava River, which runs through the town giving it an even more charming atmosphere. Very close to Villach there are many options for entertainment: you can visit the Alpine Fauna Park at Feld am See; at Bad Bleiberg, a village with a mining tradition, you can enjoy a frenetic descent to the "Terra Mystica" and the "Terra Montana" to discover the secrets of the underground world; or you can enjoy yourselves as a family by taking a thermal bath at the Kaernten Therme baths. Spend the night in Carinthia.
Day 5Medieval Carinthia.
Culture does not mean that the little ones cannot enjoy themselves so today we suggest that you discover central Carinthia and its history by bike. You can ride along the so-called “Mittelkärntner Kulturradweg”, a bicycle tour which begins at St. Veit an der Glan and goes as far as Friesach (31 km approx.), the oldest city in Carinthia. The city still contains many buildings from the medieval period: impressive fortifications, defensive walls and an almost intact moat make the city a historical work of art. You should also discover the "Burgbau", a project to build a 4,000-square-metre medieval fortress using the techniques and the instruments of the past, only natural materials and human and animal strength. Visitors can watch the artisans working and rediscover the way of doing things in the past. Spend the night in Carinthia.
Day 6Rosental Valley.
The Rosental Valley is a paradise for lovers of excursions, but the region offers much more than just its hills and pastures. In this area, you can discover several castles among which the Hollenburg stands out. This is one of the most beautiful castles in Carinthia offering exceptional views of the Rosental Valley. But without a doubt the best-known attraction in the valley is the gorge of Tscheppaschlucht, which you can discover by walking its footpaths, climbs and bridges until you get to the impressive spiral staircase and the spectacular cascade of Tschaukofall. If you don't want to go so high and are looking for a calmer way of discovering the gorge, you can enter the Waldseilpark Tscheppaschlucht Adventure Park, which is suitable for the entire family. Spend the night in Carinthia.
Day 7Klopeiner See.
Today we suggest that you enjoy the day at the lake with Europe's warmest water. The turquoise waters have an average temperature in the month of May of 22 degrees and invite you to take a dip. Klopeiner See also offers over 1,200 kilometres of tracks for bikes, 800 kilometres of footpaths for excursions and many other options. On the one hand, you have the Walderlebniswelt adventure park, with over seventy enjoyable rides; on the other, there is the Vogelpark, an interesting bird park; and you can also enjoy a pleasant boat trip on the lake. Spend the night in Carinthia.
Day 8Return flight.
Today you have to begin the return journey to Venice Airport sufficiently early. We recommend that you reserve a return flight in the afternoon so that you can make the return trip with peace of mind (approx. 2 h 30 min). Return your hire car at the office in the airport. Check in and embarkation of your return flight. Arrival and end of the trip.
What documents related with the car rental will Bedooin.com send me?
We will send you a voucher that will contain all the car rental reservation details. That document must be handed over at the car office on arrival. The voucher must be under the same name as the car driver and this same person needs to show a credit card at the office as well. If not, Bedooin cannot guarantee the car delivery by the rental company.
About car rental contract…
We strongly recommend reading over the car rental contract carefully and paying attention at all the details. Make sure that the contract has not extras included that you have not requested. For example: an extra driver, the fuel or a complementary car insurance (SuperCover, PAI, Super CDW, etc). You can always add extra services at car company’s help desk. And remember to return your car tank full of petrol or the car company will charge that to your credit card!
Can I take with me my own child seats for the car instead of renting them?
You can board them as a luggage in one of your suitcases and save the money of renting them to the car company. Although you can also contact us and we will book them for you in advance. Payment will be at the same car rental office.
Can I deliver the car after the time established by car voucher?
You can do it but you will be charged an extra day as deliveries and collections hours much with your trip. Your car document has got all the information about car office timetables.
What is the procedure with the flight company if I am traveling with a buggy?
When you travel with a buggy, most of the flight companies let you board it once you reach the plane. Someone will take it there and return it to you after landing. We recommend to check it in advance at the company website.
Boarding pass. Do not waste time and get them online!
Although with the ID / Passport and the flight document we send you is valid for collecting your boarding passes at company’s boarding desk at the airport, we recommend getting your boarding pass checking in your flight online, both traveling with hand luggage or if you need to board some. In this second case you will only drop your luggage at company’s boarding desk. Between 48 and 24 hours before departure you can do it and download them. Fast, easy and no queues at the airport!
Our prices include return flight tickets and all the supplement taxes such as airpot taxes, fuel surcharge and credit card processing fees.
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