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Christmas Spectacular In Austria & Scenic Trains Of The Tyrol

Europe
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TLEGXKA

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach
Enjoy a traditional Tyrolean Christmas on this charming festive holiday to Austria, with scenic rail rides through Pinzgau and the Ziller Valley.
PRICE FROM ? £699 per person
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Itinerary

  • Dec 22

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

  • Dec 23

    Continue to the Austrian Tyrol for a four-night stay.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Christmas Eve - Salzburg; Salzkammergut Lakes

    Today we travel to Salzburg, one of the most beautiful cities in Austria, on our included excursion. Salzburg has something to offer every visitor, from lovely squares and medieval lanes to Gothic churches and quaint cafés. The city dates back to Celtic times and prospered in the Middle Ages on account of the salt industry from where the city derives its name. Many beautiful baroque buildings are a testament to the city’s illustrious past when it was controlled by the powerful and wealthy bishops. The city is also famed in the world of music, as the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and more recently as the setting for “The Sound of Music”. It is also home to the Getriedegasse, one of the most beautiful shopping streets in Austria.

    This afternoon Salzburg takes on a quieter note as the locals prepare for Holy Night. Therefore, why not join our optional excursion to the Salzkammergut Lakes? The old salt mining region of the Salzkammergut has developed into one of the most popular destinations in Austria on account of its outstanding natural beauty. We visit the crystal clear Lake Mondsee. Mondsee is home to the church used in the wedding scene in the film ‘The Sound of Music’. We then continue to the lakeside town of St Gilgen, which boasts one of the most attractive town squares in Austria. 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.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Christmas Day - Scenic Tyrol & Kitzbühel; Pinzgau Train Ride

    Merry Christmas! After breakfast we depart for the famous ski resort of Kitzbuhel, one of the most fascinating towns in the Alps. Home to a stunning historical town centre, which is full of character and charm, Kitzbuhel was founded in the 9th century and was originally a copper and silver mining centre. Today it is a fashionable and prosperous winter resort. After free time we travel to the town of Mittersill to join the Pinzgau train for an optional nostalgic ride to Zell am See (included on silver service). The train dates back to 1898 and the journey takes us through some superb mountain scenery at the slow pace of a bygone age. This evening, we enjoy a turkey dinner at our hotel.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Boxing Day - Free Time or Ziller Valley Railway; Horse & Carriage Ride

    A day at leisure or why not try an optional ride on the narrow gauge railway in the Ziller Valley? Our journey takes us through delightful scenery between the towns of Fügen, where the hymn ‘Silent Night’ was penned, and the ski resort of Mayrhofen. Sit back and relax as the locomotive takes you on a historic journey through the panoramic Ziller Valley. The Zillertal is one of Austria’s most famous narrow railways. It was opened on the last day of 1902 and has been in operation ever since. Nevertheless, the line was almost closed in 1965 as tourism and goods traffic was not enough to keep it open. Thankfully, it was saved by the construction of the Schlegleisspeicher Dam high in the mountains. The building of the Dam required 325,000 tons of cement and ballast, all of which was transported on the Zillertalbahn. For those passengers who purchase the Ziller Valley Railway excursion, an optional horse and carriage ride through the local countryside is also available.

    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

Executive departures will stay for four nights at the 4-star Hotel Sattlerwirt in Ebbs. 
Silver Service departures will stay for four nights at the 4-star hotel Gasthof Café in Zillertal. 
Luxuria departures will stay for four nights at the 4-star Sporthotel Fontana in Fieberbrunn, or similar.
Overnight stays in Belgium will be in city-style hotels.
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