The Rhineland & Austrian Tyrol for Single Travellers

9 days from £989pp.


Rudesheim

Visit: Rudesheim, Germany

River Rhine

Visit: River Rhine, Germany

Salzburg

Visit: Salzburg, Austria

Heidelberg

Visit: Heidelberg, Germany

Grossglockner Glacier

Visit: Grossglockner Glacier, Austria

Zell-am-See

Visit: Zell-am-See, Austria

A two-centred tour based in two of our most popular hotels, combining the gentle beauty of the meandering Rhine Valley with the spectacular scenery of Austria

    Door-to-Door departure, then to Assmannshausen, Germany for a three-night stay.

    Rudesheim

    Rudesheim

    A relaxing day on our included visit to this picturesque, riverside ‘wine town’. Explore the lively Drosselgasse, a narrow street with cosy cafés, shops and bars. Join our optional sightseeing drive by little road train, which includes a visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum with its fascinating, self-playing musical instruments.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Boppard

    Boppard

    Join our full-day, optional excursion and marvel at the medieval castles and vineyards; the world-famous Loreley Rock; Boppard, with its splendid Rhine Promenade; and St. Goar, home to the world’s largest cuckoo clock shop. Our optional river cruise will show you the Rhine Gorge, famous for its picturesque villages, vine-clad slopes and many ancient castles.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Heidelberg

    Heidelberg

    En route to Niederau in Austria for a four-night stay we visit Heidelberg. Its castle is one of the finest examples of Renaissance architecture in Germany.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Salzburg

    Salzburg

    Included excursion to the ‘Sound of Music’ city, with its lovely squares, medieval lanes and quaint cafés. Our optional, guided walking tour accompanied by a local, English-speaking guide, will show you the highlights of the city. The tour takes in the baroque splendour of the churches and cathedral, the mighty Hohensalzburg Fortress and also the quaint Getriedegasse.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Grossclockner

    Grossglockner Glacier

    Join our optional excursion to the Grossglockner, to see the impressive glacier.

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

    Included excursion to beautiful Lake Zell where you can stroll along the lakeside promenade. Later, we visit Kitzbühel with its walled old town and cobbled streets.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    To Belgium for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    At a Glance

    Tour Overview

    • 8 nights' accommodation with continental breakfast
    • 6 evening meals
    • Sole use of your own room
    • No single room supplement
    • Door to Door service
    • Welcome drink
    • Travel by Silver Service coach

    Included Excursions

    • Rüdesheim
    • Heidelberg
    • Salzburg

    Optional Excursions

    • Rüdesheim Sightseeing
    • Rhine River Cruise
    • Salzburg Sightseeing
    • Grossglockner Glacier

    Notes


    Travel Insurance from £47.95 (9 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 three nights with sole use of your own room at the 3-star Hotel Alte Bauernschänke in charming Assmannshausen in the Rhine Valley. The original building is over 600 years old, and there is entertainment most evenings, a lift, restaurant, large bar area and a recently opened ‘state of the art’ wellness centre including sauna, steam-bath, massage, beautician and relaxation area. 

    You will then stay for four nights with sole use of your own room at the 4-star Hotel Sonnschein in Niederau which has an indoor swimming pool, tennis and crazy golf (small charge), Jacuzzi, sauna, solarium, fitness room, bar and a restaurant.

    Your overnight stay in Belgium will be in a city-style hotel.

    Germany

    Alte Bauernschanke

    Alte Bauernschanke

    Austria

    Hotel Sonnschein

    Sonnschein

    Alte Bauernschanke


    This friendly family run hotel extends a warm Rhineland welcome to all its guests. Situated in the heart of charming Assmannshausen in the Rhine Valley, the hotel is located only a short stroll from the Rhine Promenade. The chair lift, next to the hotel takes you to the summit of the Niederwald, from where a short walk takes you to the cable cars, which run into the bustling wine town of Rudesheim. The Alte Bauernschanke, a wonderful half-timberered building, was originally a tavern dating back to the 15th century and has become a landmark in the town. Owned by the Berg family, all 54 bedrooms have en-suite facilities, television and telephone. Enjoy a drink on the terrace or a night of dancing and singing in the cellar bar. You may also wish to use the excellent wellness facilities (at additional cost).

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

    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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