Little Tyrolean Boats & Trains
Experience the scenic highlights and delights of one of Austria’s most beautiful regions by road, rail and boat. The Tyrol is the very essence of everything that Alpine Austria is known for – crystal clear lakes, snowy mountain peaks, chocolate box villages and impossibly cute chalets bedecked with colourful flowers. Based in the village of Kramsach in the heart of the Inn valley, this panoramic tour takes on a classic journey through strikingly picturesque 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.
Day 1 - After joining your holiday coach, travel to Dover for the short sea crossing to Calais. Then continue via the auto-routes of France heading to Germany to the overnight stop. Bed & breakfast.
Day 2 – The journey continues through Germany and then as the Alpine scenery unfolds, you cross the border into Austria and your hotel for your 5-night stay in Kramsach. Welcome drink on arrival. Dinner, bed & breakfast.
Days 3 - 6 – At leisure in the Tyrol with TWO included excursions and one optional excursion. Just over the bridge from your holiday base in Kramsach is Austria’s smallest town, Rattenberg. It has just 400 inhabitants and a wonderfully preserved medieval pedestrianised centre, dominated by unique displays of glass- and crystal ware in the shop windows.
Achen Lake – Cog Railway & Boat
Take a scenic drive to Jenbach to board the original Achenseebahn cog railway. Dating back to 1889, these steam engines are some of the oldest in the world still in service for public transport. The train winds its way up above the Inn Valley to its destination, Seespitz, on the largest Alpine lake in the Tyrol, Lake Achen (9km long and 1.3km wide). Your coach awaits to take you up to Achenkirch at the northern end of the lake to join a boat cruise to Pertisau where there is free time to enjoy this lakeside resort with a stroll along the promenade. This afternoon head to nearby Stans for a demonstration of how to make Kaiserschmarren, a popular and traditional Austrian dessert – bite-sized sweet pancakes with raisins. Afterwards you can sample this Austrian delicacy and make sure you have the receipt so you can try it at home!
Mayrhofen, Zillertalbahn & Krimml Falls
Take a drive through the Zillertal (Ziller Valley) and enjoy classic, picture book Tyrol – fertile farmland, wooded slopes, snowy peaks and the racing Ziller River. A stop will be made at the breath-taking Krimml Falls, at 380m the highest waterfalls in Europe. Enjoy free time at the visitor centre or why not walk to the base of the falls (approx. 10 – 15 minutes relatively flat walk). Continue on over the panoramic Gerlos Alpine Pass, a spectacular scenic road offering amazing views, to the popular, year-round resort of Mayrhofen. Here you will board the Zillertalbahn steam train to Kaltenbach with musician and a shot of schnapps to make the journey go with a swing!
Kitzbuhel and Zell am See
This morning it’s off to the world-famous resort of fashionable Kitzbuhel, nestled between the Kitzbuhler Horn and the Hahnenkamm. Its charming medieval pedestrianised centre has a relaxed, take your time atmosphere and offers a wealth of cafes, restaurants and interesting shops, ideal for picking up a few souvenirs. Then head off to the charming town of Zell am See where the unsurpassed combination of glacier, mountain and lake makes it one of the Alps’ most popular destinations. It is almost impossible not to fall in love with its crystal blue lake (Zeller See), its compact centre with brightly painted chalets and the snow-capped peaks of the Hohe Tauern.
Day 7 - Farewell to Austria today as you head northwards to the final overnight stop. Bed & breakfast.
Day 8 - After breakfast, travel back through France to Calais for the return to England.Back to top
4* Sporthotel Sonnenuhr, Kramsach
This traditional Tyrolean style hotel is family run and enjoys a quiet location in the village of Kramsach in the heart of the Inn Valley. Bedrooms offer comfortable furnishings, TV, hair dryer, free WiFi and balcony as standard. Twin rooms are traditional Austrian twins (two mattresses on one bed frame). The restaurant you can enjoy fresh, local specialities and there is an outdoor pool (seasonal). There is a lift to all floors with some rooms accessible via a couple of internal steps. Tea and coffee after dinner is not included.