Tyrolean Traditions, Till The Cows Come Home
12 Day Select Holiday
The focal point of our autumn adventure will be our day at the Almabtrieb – a festival marking the start of autumn when farmers bring their animals down from summer pastures before the weather turns cold. This homecoming is celebrated with a colourful parade of decorated cows alongside a festival featuring marquees with live bands, food and drinks. Other gems include a day in the historic city of Innsbruck and an excursion to the landmark resort of Kitzbuhel where we enjoy a carriage ride through the medieval streets. We also browse the wares at a typical Tyrolean fair before boarding our boat for a scenic sail across sparkling Lake Achensee in the heart of the Alps. Our base is Hochfilzen, a charming little village, nestling in a verdant valley in the district of Kitzbuhel, in the Austrian state of Tyrol.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
- Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
- Door to Door* Service
- Luxury coach travel throughout
- Return overnight ferry crossings
- Morning coffee & pastry on outward journey
- Guided tour on one day of the holiday
- Full holiday itinerary
- Select welcome pack
Day One. We head to our overnight ferry to the continent enjoying dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board.
Day Two. We continue to our dinner, bed and breakfast stop in Germany.
Day Three. We travel to the enchanting market town of St Johann for some free time before continuing to our hotel.
Day Four. Our treat today is Innsbruck, the lively capital of the Austrian Tyrol where fascinating sights include the Hofkirche gothic church, Stadtturm medieval tower, the imperial Hofburg Castle and the Goldenes Dachl – a ‘golden roof’ covered with glittering fire-gilded tiles that was constructed for the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I.
Days Five & Six. Two free days to relax, explore or enjoy your hotel’s facilities.
Day Seven. Holiday highlight as we head to the Almatrieb bringing down the cattle festival, celebrating the start of autumn with a colourful carnival of music, food and drink as the cows return from alpine pastures.
Day Eight. We make our way to a typical Tyrolean fair where you can enjoy lively handicraft demonstrations, music and perhaps treat yourself to food freshly prepared in historic kitchens. Afterwards, we continue to Lake Achensee for a sightseeing boat trip across the lake.
Day Nine. Another exciting day as we travel to Kitzbuhel, a medieval town overlooked by the towering Hahnenkamm and Kitzbuheler Horn mountains. Stroll the cobblestone streets, perhaps head to the alpine flower garden or the fifteenth century church. Our visit includes a time-honoured carriage ride and a stop at a traditional cheese dairy where you can taste the products.
Day Ten. We check out and journey to our overnight hotel in Germany.
Day Eleven. We continue to our ferry back to the UK with dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board.
Day Twelve. We make our way home.
Select by Glenton
ALL GLENTON SELECT HOLIDAYS INCLUDE:
Luxury travel in GLENTON Select coaches, extra leg room, reclining leather seats, climate control, panoramic windows, satellite navigation and an onboard library.
- Door to Door* service
- Select welcome pack
- Guided tour on one day of your holiday
- Coffee and pastry on outward journey
Door to Door* Service for Select HolidaysSelect
For added convenience and comfort you can now enjoy Door to Door* service on all our Select holidays. Our transfer vehicle will pick you up at your own front door, chauffeuring you to our pick
up point to join our luxury Select coach.
Overnight Ferry to Continent
Your holiday moves up a gear when you board your overnight ferry for your sailing to the continent. Drop your overnight bag in your cabin then explore the ship or unwind with an aperitif in one of the bars.
On Board Dining
All GLENTON continental holidays include dinner and breakfast onboard. Head to buffet restaurant where your waiter will show you to your table and take your order if you wish to purchase any drinks. Then you’re free to help yourself from the wide selection of tasty dishes from around the world. At breakfast, choose from continental or a fully cooked menu. Alternatively if you fancy treating yourself, why not upgrade to the à la carte restaurant and enjoy fine dining with full waiter service?
Make your way to the show lounge and enjoy live entertainment throughout the evening – or take your place on the dance floor for a wee boogie! Perhaps you’d like to catch a blockbuster movie at the cinema or try your luck at the casino.
Your GLENTON continental holiday includes an air conditioned inside en suite cabin with bunk beds. However, you can upgrade to a cabin with level beds and/or sea view for a small supplement. Please ask your holiday advisor when booking.
Grab a bargain during your crossing where we leave the mainland prices behind! With special offers on treats such as alcohol and perfume.
Collect 1000 Coach Miles
COACH MILES is our fantastic reward scheme, allowing you to save money the more you travel with us. On this holiday you can collect 1000 coach miles.
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Hotel Eidelweiss -Hochfilzen,Austria
Located just metres from the centre of Hochfilzen, this enchantingly traditional hotel has a rustic feel and gives guests a real taste of the Tyrol. Bedrooms are spacious and wellappointed. Excellent facilities include a bar, furnished sun terrace and garden. .Back to top