Austrian Autumn Almabtrieb Festival
8 Day - Tour No AC1022
As summer turns to autumn in the alps locals and visitors enjoy the Almabtrieb Festival when the cows are brought in from their high alpine pastures.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Included in CostIncluded in Cost
● Coach travel
● return ferry crossing
● 2 nights dinner, bed & breakfast at overnight stops
● 5 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
● coffee / tea after dinner
● welcome drink
● 1 afternoon coffee/tea and apple strudel
● 1 night live music
● 1 night disco music
● free entrance to the spa area
● Tyrolean evening and show
● Saalbach Joker card
● boat trip
Day 1 Early morning departure to Dover for the ferry crossing to Calais and onto Forbach for the overnight stay.
Day 2 Continue to Austria and onto the hotel in Saalbach for a five night stay.
Days 3 – 6 During your stay you have a free day to make use of the Joker card issued by the hotel for free use of the cable car, outdoor pool, guided hikes and miniature golf courses. We have included the following excursions to enhance your stay:-. ● The highlight of the tour is the Almabtrieb in Maishofen - The sound of bells announces the arrival of the herd. Spectators by the side of the path are in for a colourful treat. It's that time of year again: as the summer draws to a close, the well-fed cattle with their festive decorations come down from the mountain pastures and back into the valley. The whole village joins in the celebrations. A brass band plays and regional costume associations showcase their skills at Schuhplatteln dancing and Alphorn blowing. ● A day excursion takes you up the stunning Grossglockner mountain pass, with it's spectacular views and alpine glacier. Time for lunch before returning to the hotel ● Day trip to Zell am See for free time, perhaps take the cable car from the centre of town to the top of the Schmittenhohe at 2000m. In the afternoon join an included boat trip to discover the beautiful lake and scenery around Zell am See.
Day 7 Time to depart Austria and return to Forbach for the overnight stay.
Day 8 After breakfast, depart the hotel and commence the homeward journey.
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Holiday Hotel Berger’s Sporthotel, Saalbach
A traditional hotel located in the heart of Saalbach. All bedrooms are en-suite with TV, safe, telephone, hairdryer and WiFi. Lift, bar, restaurant, sun terrace, gardens, swimming pool, spa and wellness centre.
Overnight Hotel: All bedrooms are en-suite.
Single room supplement £114
Holiday insurance £33.00 (70 years and over £56.50)