Little Trains of the Spectacular Austrian Tyrol

9 days from £599pp.


Ziller Valley Railway

Visit: Ziller Valley Railway, Austria

Schafberg Train

Visit: Schafberg Train, Austria

St. Wolfgang

Visit: St. Wolfgang, Austria

Innsbruck

Visit: Innsbruck, Austria

Lake Achensee

Visit: Lake Achensee, Austria

Kitzbuhel

Visit: Kitzbuhel, Austria

Enjoy exhilarating rail rides, awesome Alpine scenery and traditional Tyrolean hospitality on this best-selling holiday, which now includes a 12-day 'Extra Leisure' option.

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

Continue south to our 4-star hotel in Niederau, Austria for a six-night stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Ziller Valley

Ziller Valley

Today’s included excursion takes us on a wonderful, panoramic trip through the Ziller Valley as we ride on the Zillertal narrow railway from Fügen to Mayrhofen, where you will have time to explore this delightful village at the head of the valley. Please note the Ziller Valley Railway does not always feature a steam engine.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Schafberg

Schafberg

Austria’s lake district is breathtaking. Our optional excursion briefly visits St. Gilgen before joining the lake cruise ship to St. Wolfgang, where we board the cog railway and ascend the Schafberg Mountain for some spectacular photographic opportunities. Enjoy free time in St. Wolfgang to explore the shops and enjoy this pretty lakeside village.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Innsbruck

Innsbruck

Optional excursion to the Tyrolean capital, Innsbruck. Its many fine buildings, including the famous Golden Roof, are a legacy of the Habsburg Emperor Maximilian. Today you can also see the more modern Bergisel Olympic ski jump, from where there are wonderful views overlooking the city. Whilst in Innsbruck why not join our optional trip aboad the Nordkettenbahnen, taking you to the Seegrub mountain station by train and cablecar.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Kitzbühel

Kitzbuhel

Included excursion visiting the pretty, walled town of Kitzbühel. We continue to Mittersill, where we board the Pinzgau Train and take a nostalgic rail journey through the mountains.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
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Lake Achensee

Optional scenic drive (included on Silver Service & Luxuria) along the Alpenstrasse to Lake Achensee, the largest lake in the Austrian Tyrol. There you can take an optional cruise on the lake or ride on the rack and pinion railway from Jenbach to Seespitz, which offers amazing views of the area.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

To Belgium for an overnight stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

At a Glance

Tour Overview

  • 8 or 11 nights' accommodation with continental breakfast
  • 6 or 9 evening meals
  • Covenient local joining points
  • Travel by executive coach or upgrade to Silver Service or Luxuria

Included Excursions

  • Ziller Valley Railway & Mayrhofen - Lovely Alpine train journey
  • Pinzgau Train & Kitzbuhel - Nostalgic rail journey and famous historic town
  • Lake Achensee (optional on executive coach departures)
  • Rothenburg ob de Tauber (12 day tour only)
  • Almabtrieb Festival (12 day tour) - 18 Sep 2017

Optional Excursions

  • St. Wolfgang & the Schafberg Railway - Breathtaking lakeland scenery and cog railway
  • Innsbruck - Spectacular Alpine capital
  • Nordkettenbahnen - Mountain railway and cable car
  • Lake Achensee Cruise - Fine lakeside scenery
  • Rack & Pinion Railway - Picturesque rail ride (Jenbach to Seespitz)
  • Salzburg & guided walking tour (12 day tour only)
  • River Rhine Cruise ( 12-day tour)

Notes

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

Continue south to our 4-star hotel in Niederau, Austria for a eight-night stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Ziller Valley

Ziller Valley

Today’s included excursion takes us on a wonderful panoramic trip through the Ziller Valley as we ride on the Zillertal narrow railway from Fügen to Mayrhofen, where you will have time to explore this delightful village at the head of the valley. Please note the Ziller Valley Railway does not always feature a steam engine.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Schafberg

Schafberg

Austria’s lake district is breathtaking. Our optional excursion briefly visits St. Gilgen before joining the lake cruise ship to St. Wolfgang, where we board the cog railway and ascend the Schafberg Mountain for some spectacular photographic opportunities. Enjoy free time in St. Wolfgang to explore the shops and enjoy this pretty lakeside village.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Innsbruck

Innsbruck

Optional excursion to the Tyrolean capital, Innsbruck. Its many fine buildings, including the famous Golden Roof, are a legacy of the Habsburg Emperor Maximilian. Today you can also see the more modern Bergisel Olympic ski jump, from where there are wonderful views overlooking the city. Whilst in Innsbruck why not join our optional trip aboad the Nordkettenbahnen, taking you to the Seegrub mountain station by train and cablecar.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Included excursion visiting the pretty, walled town of Kitzbühel. We continue to Mittersill, where we board the Pinzgau Train and take a nostalgic rail journey through the mountains.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
lake-achensee-350

Lake Achensee

Optional scenic drive (included on Silver Service) along the Alpenstrasse to Lake Achensee, the largest lake in the Austrian Tyrol. There you can take an optional cruise on the lake or ride on the rack and pinion railway from Jenbach to Seespitz, which offers amazing views of the area.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Salzburg

Salzburg

Optional excursion to Salzburg, with its lovely squares, medieval lanes and Gothic churches. An optional, guided walking tour is a wonderful way to see the sights, many of which were featured in the film ‘The Sound of Music’.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

A free day for you to relax and explore at your leisure.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Rothenburg-ob-der-Tauber

Rothenburg-Ob-Der-Tauber

We leave the Austrian Tyrol and head north into Germany, with a stop made on the Romantic Road in the pretty town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Continue to our overnight hotel in central Germany.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Enjoy a relaxing day touring and sightseeing along the Rhine Valley with an optional cruise on the river. We continue to Belgium for an overnight stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

At a Glance

Tour Overview

  • 8 or 11 nights' accommodation with continental breakfast
  • 6 or 9 evening meals
  • Covenient local joining points
  • Travel by executive coach or upgrade to Silver Service or Luxuria

Included Excursions

  • Ziller Valley Railway & Mayrhofen - Lovely Alpine train journey
  • Pinzgau Train & Kitzbuhel - Nostalgic rail journey and famous historic town
  • Lake Achensee (optional on executive coach departures)
  • Rothenburg ob de Tauber (12 day tour only)
  • Almabtrieb Festival (12 day tour) - 18 Sep 2017

Optional Excursions

  • St. Wolfgang & the Schafberg Railway - Breathtaking lakeland scenery and cog railway
  • Innsbruck - Spectacular Alpine capital
  • Nordkettenbahnen - Mountain railway and cable car
  • Lake Achensee Cruise - Fine lakeside scenery
  • Rack & Pinion Railway - Picturesque rail ride (Jenbach to Seespitz)
  • Salzburg & guided walking tour (12 day tour only)
  • River Rhine Cruise ( 12-day tour)

Notes

Please Note: 12ATAV 18 September 2017 departures will coincide with Almabtrieb Festival in Alpbachtal, which we will include an excursion. The Almabtrieb Festival celebrates the cows returning from the summer pastures and is a spectacular event where hundreds of cows are driven through the valleys, with their horns gaily decorated with garlands. Local villages put together events such as fairs, perhaps a farmers' market, food and drink and lots of music. The party goes on long after the cows have come home! 

Travel Insurance from £47.95 (9 days), £49.95 (12 days). Single Room Supplement from £119.00 (9 days), £139.00 (12 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 for six or eight nights at the 4-star Hotel Sonnschein in Niederau. The hotel is owned by the Thaler family who have been welcoming Leger guests for many years. The hotel has a restaurant, terrace, café and indoor swimming pool.

Overnight stays in Belgium are in city-style hotels. Your overnight stay in central Germany (12-day tour only) will be in a city-style hotel.

Austria

Hotel Sonnschein

Sonnschein

Sonnschein


A warm welcome awaits you at the family run Hotel Sonnschein. Situated in its own gardens and parkland, the hotel is located on the edge of the quiet village of Niederau in the Wildschonau Valley. Gill Thaler provides a typically Tyrolean welcome – even though your hostess is actually originally from Birmingham! All bedrooms are beautifully furnished with en-suite facilities, television, tea/coffee making facilities and hairdryer. The spacious restaurant, bar and sun terrace provide the ideal meeting place to relax. Leisure facilities include both indoor and outdoor swimming pools (subject to season), table tennis, mini-golf (small charge), sauna, steam bath and whirlpool.

  • Swimming Pool
  • English Speaking Staff
  • Bureau de Change
  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi Available
  • TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath and/or Shower
  • Telephone

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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