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Dumpling Festival

Austrian Dumpling Festival

Celebrate Austrian Culture & Culinary Traditions

This special trip, offered only once a year, provides an amazing opportunity to immerse yourself in Austrian culture.  For three days you will be surrounded by the amazing autumn alpine scenery, enjoy festivals and celebrations, and indulge in a one of a kind foodie experience at the Austrian Dumpling Festival. Journey with us on a gondola to the majestic peeks of the Austrian Alps and the beautiful city of Salzburg where we take you straight to the famous home from the “Sound of Music.”  This trip explores the best of Austria, from top to bottom offering amazing food, festivals, mountains and more…

Day 1: An early morning departure ensures we can arrive and settle in with plenty of time to start exploring the sites.  The afternoon begins with alpine adventure to the peaks of the Tyrolean mountain range.  A gondola ride (included) takes us high above the town to the sprawling green alpine meadows, dappled with grazing cows, all surrounded by a stunning alpine backdrop. Enjoy the autumn celebration at the Alpine chalet, where you can shop and sample local cheese, sausages, homemade bread and indulge in a variety of traditional Austrian culinary delights. After a fun filled first day up on the mountain pastures, we check in to our traditional Austrian Hotel and enjoy a hearty dinner.

Day 2: After a hearty breakfast at the hotel (included) we set out to explore one of the largest Austrian Food Fests, the “Knödel-marathon.” A parade kicks of the festivities, accompanied by traditional live Austrian folk music.  Shortly after, the aroma of bacon, cheese, plum, vanilla and cinnamon begin to fill the air, enticing you to sample a little bit of everything. Nineteen proprietors and restauranteurs collectively prepare 26,000 dumplings in 26 mouth-watering varieties, all served on the world's longest 500-meter dumpling table that winds its way throughout the entire town of St. Johann.  Here you will find dumplings in every variety, stuffed and topped with classic favorites of bacon with cheese, sweet plum, vanilla and every delicious option in between. The day is yours (approx. 7 hrs) to freely explore the sites of St. Johann, the festival, all the tasty dumplings and sway to live music.

Day 3: After another hearty breakfast (included), with our bellies happily and filled with dumpling delights, we set out to explore one Salzburg, one of Austria’s most beautiful and popular cities! After a photo stop at Castle Schloss Hellbrunn, famous for its history with Trapp-Family and “Sound of Music.” From here, we continue to Salzburg where you will have 4 hours to freely explore the city and attractions such as a visit to the Mozart House or the Castle Hohensalzburg (not included).

Booking Details


  • ЄTBA per adult/youth sharing double or twin room

  • ЄTBA per Adult for single room

  • ЄTBA per child under 11 years sharing room with 2 adults

  • Not recommended for children under 3 years of age

 Departures Dates

Dates TBA

 Pick Up Time & Place

  • Departs 0400
  • Returns 2330
  • Main Chapel Parking Lot, Ramstein AFB.
  • For overnight tours, please park at the designated long-term parking area (nearest the roundabout), your tour guide will provide you with a parking pass to place on your dashboard.


  • Round Trip Deluxe Coach
  • 2 Overnights in a hotel (local standard)
  • 2 Breakfast Buffets
  • 1 Austrian Style Dinner at arrival

  • Cable car ride to an Alpine chalet
  • Entrance to the Dumpling Fest St. Johann
  • Free time at Dumpling (7 hours)
  • Photo stop visit to “Sound of Music” Hellbrunn Castle
  • Free time in Salzburg (4 hours)
  • RTT Tour Guide

 Not Included

  • Meals, beverages, entrance fees not specifically mentioned as “included"
  • Travel / Health insurance (highly reccomended)

  •  Items of a personal nature

 Travel Insurance

Travel & Cancellation Insurance • Important Advisory

Cancellation fees per person and cannot be waived, therefore it is strongly advised that participants obtain cancellation insurance at time of booking. RTT Abroad (Flight) Tours utilize third-party vendors (Airline, Cruise, Hotel), are not eligible for courtesy refunds or any exceptions to the trips specific cancellation policy and RTT Terms and Conditions policy regarding Change & Cancellation by Client.  Due to the cancellation policy implemented by the vendor, fees CAN NOT be waived for military active duty or any other related reasons. For this reason, RTT strongly advises all participants to obtain travel insurance that will minimally provide coverage for cancellation fees and other unforeseeable circumstances that could disrupt travel plans.  Travel insurance of this nature can be obtained through many credit card companies as well as the sources listed below:Travel insurance of this nature can be obtained through many credit card companies as well as Trip Assure (MH Ross) and USAA.

Health Insurance • Important Advisory

Health insurance is strongly recommended for this tour.  RTT nor the Vendor are liable for incidents on for the duration of travel such as, but not limited to: accidents, health related issues, illness, injury and other unforeseeable circumstances that could be costly and/or disrupt travel plans. Travel insurance of this nature can be obtained through many credit card companies as well as Trip Assure (MH Ross) and USAA.

 Cancellation Policy

The fees listed below apply per person: 

  • From the day of booking up to 22 days prior to departure 30%=
  • 21-15 days prior to departure: 65% of tour price
  • 14-7 days prior to departure: 65% of tour price
  • Later cancellations, 100% of tour price
  • No Show - No Refund
  • Full payment is required 5 weeks prior to departure
 Required Documents
  • All US travelers must possess a valid US tourist passport, valid until 6 months after the tour ends, with at least two empty visa pages.
  • Other nationalities are required to check with the applicable embassy for proper travel documents.
 Child Safety
German law requires ALL child passengers, regardless of size or age, to have a seat on a bus and use an approved safety seat provided by the customer.
  • Salzburg
  • Castle Schloss Hellbrunn

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