Scenic Austria Winter Wonderland

7 days from £499pp.


Austrian Tyrol

Visit: Austrian Tyrol, Austria

Salzburg

Visit: Salzburg, Austria

Mayrhofen

Visit: Mayrhofen, Austria

Zell-am-See

Visit: Zell-am-See, Austria

Enjoy the wonderful snowy scenery and experience traditional warm Tyrolean hospitality.

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

    After an early breakfast we commence our journey through Germany and into Austria. We continue to our hotel where we stay for the next four nights.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Ziller Valley

    Ziller Valley

    See an alternative side of the Tyrol on today’s exciting optional excursion. We travel to the town of Jenbach were we board the Ziller Valley Railway. Sit back and relax as the old 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.

    We arrive at the beautiful ski resort of Mayrhofen where we will be met by our coach and transferred to Fugen for an included lunch at a typical Austrian Inn. After lunch we travel to the town of Rattenberg and to the Kisslinger glass factory. Here you will be given a glass-blowing demonstration and see some glass carving and painting in progress.

    *Please note that a Diesel engine will operate the train journey.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Salzburg

    Salzburg

    Today we include a visit to Salzburg, one of the most beautiful cities in Austria. The city dates back to Celtic times and prospered in the Middle Ages on account to the salt industry from where the city derives its name. The city is famed in the world of music, as the setting for “The Sound of Music”. It is also home to the Getriedegasse, one of the most beautiful shopping streets in Austria.

    To make the most of your visit why not join our optional sightseeing tour accompanied by local English-speaking guide. The sightseeing tour is a walking tour lasting approximately 90 minutes and takes in many sights and attractions of this famous alpine city. A visit to Salzburg would not be complete without a mention of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and before the tour is over we see his former birth-house and also the square that is named after and dedicated to the famous composer.

    Later this afternoon, spend further free time in Salzburg or why not take a trip to the impressive Salt Mines at Hallein on our optional excursion? Here you learn how the enterprising Prince Archbishop Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau (1559-1617), was able to extract a huge amount of precious salt through the technical innovation of wet mining. This fun guided tour, which lasts approximately 70 minutes, starts with visitors donning overalls and boarding the pit railway into the mine. After a short ride you head along the caverns on foot for approximately 1km with the guide providing informative commentary. For the more adventurous in the group you can take the wooden slide down to the lower level of the mine. We then board a boat for a short trip across the underground lake before returning on the train to the surface.

    (Please note: Sturdy footwear and warm clothes are needed for this excursion as the temperature in the mines is a constant 7° to 10°c. This excursion is not be suitable for clients with walking difficulties due to the amount of walking involved. Due to the nature of the attraction there is no possibility of talking wheelchairs. Also, please be aware that the ground in the mine will be uneven and can be wet and slippery in places. Please note that there will be numerous steps to negotiate).

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
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    Zell-Am-See

    Our included excursion today takes us first to the world-famous ski-resort of Kitzbühel.The area around Kitzbühel offers outstanding natural beauty from the rolling hills in the broad valley basin where the Kitzbühel Ache River flows, to the ‘Wilder Kaiser’ mountain range. There will be plenty of time to stroll around the town or watch the world go by from one of the many cafés. Perhaps take an optional horse and carriage ride. Relax and sit back as our expert horsemen lead you through the beautiful old town.

    We then continue to the lovely lakeside town of Zell am See where you will have the afternoon at leisure to relax and explore, perhaps taking a stroll along the promenade.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Travel to Belgium for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Return home.

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    At a Glance

    Tour Overview

    • 6 nights' accommodation with continental breakfast
    • 4 evening meals
    • Travel from a regional joining point
    • Travel by Silver Service or upgrade to Luxuria

    Included Excursions

    • Salzburg
    • Zell am See & Kitzbühel

    Optional Excursions

    • Ziller Valley & Ziller Valley Railway
    • Salzburg Walking Tour
    • Horse & Carriage Ride

    Notes


    Single Room Supplement from £99.00 (7 days).

    Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
    Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
    We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    Accommodation

    You will stay in the Austrian Tyrol for four nights in a 3-star hotel, such as the Gasthof Ascherwirt in Brandenberg. The hotel has a restaurant and bar.

    Overnight stays in Belgium are in city-style hotels.

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    Gasthof Ascherwirt

    Gasthof Ascherwirt

    Gasthof Ascherwirt


    Popular with Leger guests for several years, the Ascherwirt provides a warm welcome, excellent hospitality and service. The hotel enjoys an idyllic mountain setting, situated in the heart of the village of Brandenberg. Comprising two buildings, which are connected by an internal walkway, the hotel has been owned by the Ascher family since 1808, and Heidi and Armin along with other family member, ensure your stay is a memorable one, leaving a lasting impression of Tyrolean hospitality. Your hosts pride themselves on the excellent food served in the restaurant. All bedrooms have T.V., radio, wifi and balcony.

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

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      Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

      Front row seats can be reserved for £12pp (up to 6 days duration), £20pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £25pp (9 days duration and over) on all European tours. In addition to this seats on the second row can be reserved for £6pp (up to 6 days duration), £12pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £15pp (9 days duration and over). This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the U.K. port. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law.

      Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

      If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.

      Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

      We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the U.K. port are not allocated.
      Hot and cold drinks are served on the main tour coaches. Prices are approximately 90p or 1 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by the driver. Drinks may also be served on the transfer coaches but this is not guaranteed.

      Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure and will depend on where passengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

      With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

      All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer coaches to and from the U.K. port may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air or TGV holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
      All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
      We operate a passenger interchange at the Channel port. Transfer coaches, including taxis, minibuses, Megabus and National Express operate to and from the U.K. port. You will join your main tour coach at the port.
      One medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage can be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach.
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