Christmas in the Austrian Tyrol, Twixmas in Vienna and New Year Cruising on the Rhine

  • 12 Day Tour
  • 10 Sights Visited
  • 3 to 4 Star Rating

Dec 22

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

On coach holidays of 7 days’ duration or more and Single Traveller coach holidays, you don’t even have to think about getting to your local joining point.

If you live within 20 miles of one of our free joining point, we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to meet your transfer coach, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. On European coach holidays of 7 days' or more, the cost of this is just £30 per booking each way (Up to 4 people per booking).

If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge

Please note: If you would like to take up the Door-to-Door service, you will need to call our reservations team as it is not possible to book this service online.

Dec 23

Travel through Germany to reach our hotel in the Austrian Tyrol for four nights.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Christmas Eve - Innsbruck & Rattenburg

Included excursion to the capital of the Tyrol to enjoy the Christmas markets and explore the city's charming old town. We'll also visit the glass-blowing centre of Rattenberg in the Inn Valley.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Christmas Day - Kitzbühel

Enjoy our included excursion to the world-famous ski resort of Kitzbühel. Why not opt to ride the gondola up the majestic Hahnenkamm Mountain for some breathtaking views of the snow-capped peaks. We return to the hotel for tonight's turkey Christmas dinner.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Boxing Day - Mayrhofen and Ziller Valley Railway

We travel to Mayrhofen in the Ziller Valley on our included excursion. Enjoy an optional ride on the Ziller Valley Railway between Mayrhofen and Fugen.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Dec 27 - Salzburg

We leave our hotel and head to Salzburg, the stunning birthplace of Mozart. Our optional guided sightseeing tour will ensure you see the best of the city. We continue to Vienna, where we stay for two nights.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Dec 28 - Vienna

Free time to explore Vienna at your leisure. Once the centre of the Habsburg empire, Vienna's regal Imperial past is still there to be seen in many fine buildings and palaces. Our optional, guided sightseeing tour will show you the principal sights, including the home where Johann Strauss composed the famous Blue Danube Waltz.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Dec 29

We leave Vienna and head through Germany to reach Cologne to join the M.S. Rhine Princess for a four-night cruise.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Dec 30 - Cologne

Morning at leisure in Cologne, with time to explore the many popular sights, such as the splendid cathedral or ‘Kolner Dom’, or enjoy the many bustling shopping streets such as Schildergasse or Hohestrasse, This afternoon we enjoy a leisurely cruise to the Roman town of Andernach.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


New Year's Eve - Rüdesheim and Koblenz

We cruise from Andernach to Oberwesel. This afternoon we enjoy an included excursion by coach to Rüdesheim, rejoining our ship in Koblenz for dinner, and to see in the New Year with our gala dinner party night, before the spectacular fireworks on land at midnight.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner



New Year's Day - Moselle Valley and Winetasting

Following brunch, join us for an optional excursion by coach along the Moselle Valley, with winetasting at the house of Anton Hammes. We return to our ship at Bonn.

  • Included meals: Brunch, Dinner


Jan 2

Disembark and journey to Calais, then return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Prices are per person, based on two sharing a Twin Room and a Lower Deck Cabin. No single room/cabins are available.

Extras: optional excursions; travel insurance from £49.95.

Cabin Upgrades (per person) 

 Middle Deck Cabin£30 
 Upper Deck Cabin£40 



FAQ's about our tours

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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We do have holidays that are suitable for wheelchair users, however the person using the wheelchair will need to be able to get on and off the coach if a coach tour is booked. Our coaches are not suitable for someone who is wheelchair reliant as we can only take folding wheelchairs that are stored in the luggage compartment.

We cannot guarantee that assistance will be available for the disabled person / wheelchair user and such bookings will only be accepted if that person is travelling with an able-bodied person who is fully able to attend to the needs of his/her co-traveller.

Passengers travelling by Eurostar in standard class seats must be able to walk 200 yards (183 metres) unaided. Please note; only collapsible wheelchairs are permitted on board standard class Eurostar coaches, as these must be stored in the luggage storage areas. Any passengers who are wheelchair reliant are required to be allocated in the 'Standard Premier' coaches where wheelchair user spaces are located. As these spaces are limited to 1 per train you must advise us immediately if you require them in order that we can reserve with Eurostar.

Excursions on our tours visit places of interest and public buildings. These may not be able to accommodate people with walking difficulties and wheelchair access may not be available. Excursions which include sightseeing tours may involve walking long distances and sometimes over cobbled or uneven surfaces.

The accommodation we use on our tours may not have ground floor rooms and in some instances lifts will not always be available. Occasionally access to your hotel may involve walking distances from the coach park and some hotels have a flight of steps to the Reception.

It is very important that checks are made with regard to the suitability of a tour for you prior to you make any booking with us.