Heart Of Europe & Glacier Express Experience
8 DAY - Tour No AW2088
Enjoy our winter wonderland tour based in Feldkirch and experience a sleigh ride and a train journey on the Glacier Express and marvel at the spectacular alpine scenery.
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 CostCoach travel
return ferry crossing
2 overnights – dinner, bed & breakfast
5 nights dinner bed & breakfast
winter punch on arrival
sleigh ride in the Bregenzerwald
entrance to nativity crib museum
entrance to the baroque library of St Gallen
entrance to the castle of Feldkirch
ride on the Rack Railway
guided tour in Feldkirch
train journey on the Glacier Express
info folder from hotel with map
souvenir of Austria on departure
DRINKS INCLUSIVE from 18.00 hours to 21.30 hours in bar and dining room – wine, beer, spirits and tea/coffee
Day 1 Early morning departure for Dover and the crossing to Calais. You will then travel through France to Forbach for an overnight stop.
Day 2 Continuing the journey on into Austria to the medieval city of Feldkirch for a five night stay. Enjoy a hot winter punch on arrival and you will be given information about the area.
Day 3 Today you will travel by way of Dorbirn and further to the snowy Bregenzerwald. Here you will enjoy a breath-taking view of the beautiful landscape of the forest. Travelling to Hittisau where you will have a romantic sleigh ride through the snowy hillside, followed by home distilled schnapps. Your journey will continue to Schwarzenberg, where Angelika Kauffmann, the famous painter spent her childhood, then over the Bödele for a magnificent view of Lake Constance. You will return to the hotel via Dornbirn to visit the nativity crib museum with approx. 120 different cribs in varying sizes from all over the world.
Day 4 The journey will take you past Lake Walen and Lake Lucerne onto Altdorf for a quick stop to learn about the home of William Tell. Afterwards you travel to Andermatt for the highlight of the tour and board the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn and travel in panoramic carriages of the original Glacier Express to Chur. This incredible journey on the most famous railway in the world will remain in your memories forever. The views from Oberalp Pass and the Rhine Gorge will keep you transfixed. On arrival in Chur the coach will pick you up and return to the hotel.
Day 5 This morning you will be taken on a guided tour of the medieval city of Feldkirch with its pedestrian zone, alleyways and gothic cathedrals and the Schattenburg Castle. You will then join the coach and travel past Bludenz, the town of Milka chocolate, to St Anton, the famous ski-resort on the Arlberg. Enjoy some free time by going up the mountain in a cable-car or having a ‘Glühwein’ at one of the many bars in the village.
Day 6 Today you will visit the small city of St Gallen, which used to be the heart of the Swiss textile trade. The centre is worth seeing with the big, old houses, showing the past riches of the textile trade. We have included a visit to the library of the monastery, with its famous baroque hall. Continuing the journey in the canton of Appenzell and to Heiden that offers a beautiful view of the hilly countryside before boarding the rack railway down to Rorschach for more views.
Day 7 Sadly it is time to leave Feldkirch for France and to Forbach for an overnight stop.
Day 8 After breakfast, depart the hotel to commence the homeward journey.
NB: This tour can only be booked direct with Angela Holidays.
Hotel Hotel Weisses Kreuz
This hotel is located in Feldkirch and is an ideal base for touring the surrounding areas. All bedrooms are en-suite with TV, telephone, WiFi and safe. Lift, restaurant, lounge, steam room and garden terrace.
NB. Overnight hotels All bedrooms are en-suite with TV.
Single room supplement £45
Holiday insurance £33.00 (70 years and over £56.50)