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A Tyrolean Tradition - See The Cows Come Home

  • Duration: 6 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TOME8276

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Air

6 days

Europe 2018

PRICE FROM ? £750 per person
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In villages throughout Alpine Europe, a very special tradition takes place at the end of summer each year. This is the Almabtrieb, the bringing down of cattle from high in the mountains to their village quarters after a summer of grazing in flower-filled alpine meadows. The animals are decked out in magnificent headdresses decorated with garlands of greenery, meadow flowers and ribbons, plus heavy leather collars complete with a clanging cow bell to ward off evil demons on the way. The procession makes its way down the mountain and through the streets before the animals are sorted and reunited with their owners, then their safe return home is celebrated in lively village festivals enjoyed by locals and tourists alike, with music, dancing and perhaps the odd stein of beer or two!

Our holiday to the Austrian Tyrol allows you to take part in the celebrations as they happen, and a full itinerary of escorted excursions for a true Tyrolean experience.


Check in for your flight. On arrival, you will be transferred by coach to your hotel in the Austrian Tyrol. 

Today we have two treats in store. The first is a visit to Rattenberg, the smallest town in Austria, with a long history of glass-blowing plus a picturesque, well-preserved medieval centre and rows of brightly painted townhouses. We also visit the Tyrolean Farmhouse Museum, just outside Rattenberg, where original examples of rural farmhouses and annexed buildings have been brought together in the largest open-air museum in Tyrol, giving visitors a flavour of Alpine farming life.

Let your hair down with the locals today at a nearby Village Festival, and join in with the festivities of the Almabtrieb as the whole community gives thanks for the safe return of their animals from the high mountain pastures.

We embark on a scenic tour of the Kitzbühel Alps, and your day out includes a horse-drawn carriage ride and a visit to a cheese dairy.

After breakfast we set off for Salzburg where we’ll have a guided walking tour of the city, with its impressive and fully-preserved fortress, interesting historic buildings, The Sound of Music associations and, of course, the spirit of Mozart, whose name lives on in Mozart Square and his birthplace at No. 9 Getreidegasse in the old town. You’ll also have some free time to look round at your leisure before we return to the hotel in good time for dinner.

Breakfast first, then at the appropriate time you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home.

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  • Return flights to Munich
  • Airport taxes and luggage allowance (one piece of checked-in hold luggage per person)
  • Airport transfers in Austria
  • Five nights dinner, bed and breakfast at a selected 4-star hotel in the Austrian Tyrol
  • Welcome drink on the first evening
  • Tyrolean evening with a complimentary drink
  • Excursions to Rattenberg, the Tyrolean Farmhouse Museum & Salzburg
  • Visit to a Tyrolean Alm Festival
  • Scenic tour of the Kitzbühel Alps with horse-drawn carriage ride and visit to a cheese dairy
  • Guided walking tour of Salzburg
  • Services of an English-speaking tour manager

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  • Five nights dinner, bed and breakfast at a selected 4-star hotel in the Austrian Tyrol
  • Excursions to Rattenberg, the Tyrolean Farmhouse Museum & Salzburg
  • Scenic tour of the Kitzbühel Alps with horse-drawn carriage ride and visit to a cheese dairy

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Flight Information

*Air holiday prices are correct at the time of publication but are subject to fluctuation and availability. Other regional airports may be available and the final price will depend on your chosen airport, airline and flight time. This will be advised at the time of booking.

One piece of checked-in hold luggage PER PERSON is included however; the weight allowance does vary between airlines. Please ask for details.

Hotel transfers may be in shared vehicles. You may also have to await passengers arriving on other flights; for your convenience we will do our utmost to keep the waiting time to a minimum.

Holiday operated by Omega Holidays under ATOL No.6081

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