About the tour: Christmas Spectacular in Austria & Scenic Trains of the Tyrol

If you’re looking to experience a traditional Tyrolean Christmas, then we have the perfect holiday for you. Join us for on an escorted tour of Austria and its festive offerings in some of the country’s most famous locations. We begin in Salzburg, where you can spend Christmas Eve in this enchanting city, as the medieval town prepares for ‘holy night’. On Christmas Day, enjoy a full day exploring the scenic Tyrol and bask in the beauty of Kitzbühel, before returning to enjoy a traditional turkey dinner. End your perfect Christmas holiday with an optional horse and carriage ride or an enchanting train journey in the Ziller Valley, and maybe enjoy a Tyrolean evening to finish the festivities.

Tour Includes


  • 6 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Convenient local joining points

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 01709 787 463 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
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  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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Tour Itinerary

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

    Continue to the Austrian Tyrol for a four-night stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Today we travel to Salzburg, one of the most beautiful cities in Austria, on our included excursion. Salzburg has something to offer every visitor, from lovely squares and medieval lanes to Gothic churches and quaint cafés. The city dates back to Celtic times and prospered in the Middle Ages on account of the salt industry from where the city derives its name. Many beautiful baroque buildings are a testament to the city’s illustrious past when it was controlled by the powerful and wealthy bishops. The city is also famed in the world of music, as the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and more recently as the setting for “The Sound of Music”. It is also home to the Getriedegasse, one of the most beautiful shopping streets in Austria.

    This afternoon Salzburg takes on a quieter note as the locals prepare for Holy Night. Therefore, why not join our optional excursion to the Salzkammergut Lakes? The old salt mining region of the Salzkammergut has developed into one of the most popular destinations in Austria on account of its outstanding natural beauty. We visit the crystal clear Lake Mondsee. Mondsee is home to the church used in the wedding scene in the film ‘The Sound of Music’. We then continue to the lakeside town of St Gilgen, which boasts one of the most attractive town squares in Austria. Please remember that Christmas Eve in Austria is a traditional religious festival. This may mean that facilities in towns, villages and hotels may close early.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Salzburg
    Salzburg

    Included Highlights

    • Salzburg

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    • Salzkammergut Lakes
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments only).

    Merry Christmas! After breakfast we depart for the famous ski resort of Kitzbuhel, one of the most fascinating towns in the Alps. Home to a stunning historical town centre, which is full of character and charm, Kitzbuhel was founded in the 9th century and was originally a copper and silver mining centre. Today it is a fashionable and prosperous winter resort. After free time we travel to the town of Mittersill to join the Pinzgau train for an optional nostalgic ride to Zell am See (included on silver service). The train dates back to 1898 and the journey takes us through some superb mountain scenery at the slow pace of a bygone age. This evening, we enjoy a turkey dinner at our hotel.

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

    Included Highlights

    • Kitzbühel

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    • Pinzgau Train Ride
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments only).

    A day at leisure or why not try an optional ride on the narrow gauge railway in the Ziller Valley? Our journey takes us through delightful scenery between the towns of Fügen, where the hymn ‘Silent Night’ was penned, and the ski resort of Mayrhofen. Sit back and relax as the 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. For those passengers who purchase the Ziller Valley Railway excursion, an optional horse and carriage ride through the local countryside is also available.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Ziller Valley Railway
    Ziller Valley Railway

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    • Ziller Valley Railway
    • Horse and Carriage Ride
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments only).

    Travel north to Belgium for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Single Room Supplement from £139.00 (7 days).

    Accommodation

    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.

    Executive departures will stay for four nights at the 4-star Hotel Sattlerwirt in Ebbs. 
    Silver Service departures will stay for four nights at the 4-star hotel Gasthof Café in Zillertal. 
    Luxuria departures will stay for four nights at the 4-star Sporthotel Fontana in Fieberbrunn, or similar.
    Overnight stays in Belgium will be in city-style hotels.

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      *Please note joining points are subject to availability.

      Travel Extras

      Why not go the night before your tour for a relaxing start?

      You can park for FREE for up to nine days at the Holiday Inn Ashford North and enjoy an overnight stay with English breakfast from just £41.50 per person (Based on 2 sharing a twin/double room on a B&B basis, subject to availability. Single supplements and terms and conditions apply.) We’ll then collect you from the hotel on the day of departure and return you there at the end of your holiday.

      To book this package, please call the hotel on 01233 713333, select option 1, quoting ‘Leger Holidays’ and your booking reference. If your holiday is longer than seven days you can pay for additional days’ parking. Ask one of our friendly reservations team for more details when you book your holiday

      On most holidays if you’d prefer to join your tour coach at Stop 24 services, you can park your car in the car park which is accredited by the Park Mark safer parking scheme and is monitored 24 hours a day by CCTV. Payment for the parking is made on arrival using the self-service machines. Excludes holidays to Ireland and the U.K. and tours travelling via Brittany Ferries.

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