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Christmas In The Austrian Tyrol & Bavarian Castles

Europe
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TLEGXTA

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach
Christmas doesn’t get more picturesque than this! Enjoy the Austrian Tyrol and fairy tale castle views on this festive coach holiday.
PRICE FROM ? £1059 per person
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Itinerary

  • Dec 21

    Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to Belgium for an overnight stay.

  • Dec 22

    Continue to our hotel in the Austrian Tyrol for a five-night stay.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Dec 23 - Italian Süd Tirol & Brixen

    This morning our included excursion takes us over the spectacular Brenner Pass, scenically one of the most beautiful routes in Europe. We travel to the small picturesque town of Brixen, which was founded over 1,000 years ago and is one of the oldest towns in the south Tirol.

    At this time of year, the town has a wonderful festive atmosphere. There are aromas of glühwein, cinnamon and gingerbread in the air as the café’s, restaurants and inns around the Domplatz tempt visitors in. The annual Christmas market takes place in Cathedral Square and you are sure to find some lovely gifts. There will be free time for you to stroll around the quaint medieval alleys and explore the town centre. We return to our hotel later this afternoon in time for our evening meal.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Christmas Eve - Free Time or Innsbruck

    Our optional excursion takes us to Innsbruck, the capital of the Tyrol. Located on the River Inn and at the foot of the Karwendel Alps, Innsbruck is the fifth largest city in Austria. Perhaps visit the Swarovski crystal shop, which is turned into a Christmas grotto during the festive period.

    If you fancy escaping the hustle and bustle of the centre, climb aboard the Hungerburgbahn funicular (at own cost) where you are guaranteed breathtaking views over Innsbruck. Be sure to discover the old quarter with its charming arcaded streets, the famous Golden Roof, stroll along the Maria Theresien Strasse with its bustling shops or climb the Tower of the City for magnificent views of the city.

    Please remember that Christmas Eve in Austria is a traditional religious festival. This may mean that facilities in towns, villages and hotels may close early.

    After free time we return to the hotel for our evening meal.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Christmas Day - Horse & Carriage Ride

    ‘Merry Christmas’! Enjoy an optional horse and carriage ride through the local area before tonight’s Christmas turkey dinner at our hotel.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Boxing Day - Bavarian Castles, Füssen

    Join us today on our superb included excursion to Germany and to the Bavarian town of Füssen. En route we pause at the village of Hohenschwangau home to the spectacular Hohenschwangau Castle and the famous Neuschwanstein Castle.

    King Maximilian, the father of King Ludwig II, acquired Hohenschwangau castle as a ruin in 1832. He rebuilt it according to the original plans and after completion the castle was used as the summer and hunting residence of the Bavarian royal family. Neushwanstein castle is the famous fairy-tale castle built by Mad King Ludwig and is one of Germany’s most popular images. It was the inspiration behind Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty’s Palace and also seen in the film ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’.

    There will be time at leisure in Hohenschwangau village where you can photograph Neuschwanstein castle (weather permitting). We continue to nearby Fussen, a charming town located on the edge of the Alps and also the highest in Bavaria! There will be free time to explore before we return to our hotel later this afternoon. Please note that entrance to the castles is not included.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Dec 27

    Travel north to Belgium for an overnight stay.

    Meals - Breakfast

  • Dec 28

    Return home.

    Meals - Breakfast

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Accommodation

You will stay for five nights at the 4-star VAYA Zillertal Hotel in Aschau. 

The hotel is located in the Ziller Valley and offers an excellent standard of accommodation. The hotel has a lobby, bar, restaurant, indoor pool, steam room and sauna.

Overnight stays in Belgium will be in city-style hotels.

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