"As with all lovely holidays, time goes too fast."
Valerie & Dennis
"We have always wanted to go to Austria and as this holiday coincided with our wedding anniversary we thought why not?We had a stopover hotel for one night (each way) as it was a long journey, which was very clean and the staff were friendly.
Our holiday started on a good note, as on our very comfy coach seats there was an envelope with a lovely anniversary card from Ralph and Stuart our coach drivers. During the weeks holiday we were to find out they were very friendly, informative, helpful and extremely good fun.
We arrived at our hotel in the Austrian Tyrol in the early evening for the start of our holiday it was very pretty chalet style hotel, spotlessly clean and with very cosy atmosphere. Our room was very spacious and tastefully decorated. And with views of the mountain’s indescribable beauty.
After a 3-course dinner which was very tasty, we went back to our room and found a bottle of wine from the hotel family and staff wishing us a happy anniversary, how nice was that?
The next day we went to Salzburg, a very pretty town with lots of gothic churches and cobbled streets, cute little cafes and lots to see and visit. We joined the guided walk I would highly recommend.
In the afternoon we went to the salt mine hence the name of Salzburg, it was one of the highlights of the holiday and a very informative guide took us around. We travelled on a “boat” across a beautiful lake, it was fairly dark but then soft lights came on with gentle Mozart playing in the back ground. After the boat trip we had to slide down wooden slides, it was great fun and we all wanted to go back and do it again.
The next day we went on the Ziller Valley railway to a pretty Ski resort of Mayrhofen, yet again lots of unique shops and cafes and after a very pleasant lunch in an Austrian inn we went to Rattenburg for a glass blowing demonstration that was very interesting.
On our last day in Austria we went to Zell-am-See and went on a pre-booked horse and carriage ride through the old town and countryside, it is so pretty, please try it.
We then went on to a ski resort, Kitzbuhel, with more breath-taking views and watching the people in the distance learning to ski was priceless.
As with all lovely holidays, time goes too fast. We have made lots of new friends on this holiday and enjoyed the experience so much we have booked another one in May.
A couple of tips have lots of memory on your camera I took over 800 pictures. And also have lots of cents for the comfort stops.