About the tour: Little Trains of the Spectacular Austrian Tyrol

Enjoy exhilarating rail rides, awesome Alpine scenery and traditional Tyrolean hospitality as you explore the very best of Austria. Join us as we journey through the amazing Alps on some of Europe’s most spectacular railways. Experience panoramic views on the Zillertal narrow railway, make an unforgettable rail journey through the mountains on the Pinzgau train and explore the stylish ski town of Kitzbühel. With the opportunity to visit the Tyrolean capital of Innsbruck and see the famous sights such as the Golden Roof, as well as being able to ascend the mighty Schafberg Mountain by cog railway, this best-selling holiday, also includes a 12-day 'Extra Leisure' option. The 12-day tour departing in September coincides with the Almabtrieb Festival in Alpbachtal, to which we will include an excursion.

Tour Includes


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

9 days from £729 pp

Departure Dates

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.
  • Send payments via online banking.
  • 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 south to our 4-star hotel in Niederau, Austria for a six-night stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

This morning our optional excursion (included on Silver Service & Luxuria) takes us along the scenic Alpenstrasse to the shore of the lovely Lake Achensee, the largest and deepest lake in the Austrian Tyrol. Surrounded by pine-clad slopes, you will have time at leisure to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. You may decide to take an optional cruise on the serene waters of the lake, or an optional ride on the rack-and-pinion railway between Jenbach and Seespitz, which offers amazing views of the area.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Lake Achensee
Lake Achensee Cruise

Optional Excursions

Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
2019 2020
  • Ride on the Rack-and-Pinion Railway
£28.00 £29.00
  • Lake Achensee (included on Silver Service & Luxuria)
£18.00 £19.00
  • Lake Achensee Cruise
£19.00 £20.00
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) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

Today’s optional excursion takes us to the Salzkammergut, Austria’s beautiful lake district which has developed into one of the most popular destinations in Austria on account of its outstanding natural beauty. Our first stop is the town of St. Gilgen which boasts one of the most attractive town squares in Austria. Famed as the birthplace of Mozart’s mother, you will have free time to stroll along the lakeside, explore the shops or relax in one of the cafés.

We then take a boat cruise on St. Wolfgangsee, one of the largest and most famous lakes of the Austrian Lake District and which lies in the heart of the region. We arrive in the resort of St. Wolfgang where we board the cog railway and ascend the Schafberg Mountain for some spectacular views. Be sure to have your camera ready!

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
St. Wolfgang
St. Wolfgang

Optional Excursions

Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
2019 2020
  • St. Wolfgang
TBC TBC
  • St. Wolfgangsee Cruise
TBC TBC
  • The Schafberg Railway
£59.00 £61.00
  • St. Gilgen
TBC TBC
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) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

After breakfast we leave the hotel and travel to Innsbruck on our optional excursion. The capital of the Tyrol, on the River Inn and at the foot of the Karwendel Alps, Innsbruck is the fifth largest city in Austria. This beautiful city is surrounded by stunning mountain scenery and steeped in history. There will be free time for you to discover the old quarter with its charming arcaded streets, the famous Golden Roof, stroll along the Maria Theresien Strasse with its bustling shops or climb the Tower of the City for magnificent views of the city.

Alternatively, if you purchase the optional excursion to Innsbruck combined with a trip on board the Nordkettenbahnen, you will be transported from the bustle of the city centre high into the mountain terrain. We travel up to the Hungerburg mountain station where you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the city of Innsbruck. The panorama is cloud free for an average of 350 days a year!

We then take the cable car further up the mountain to the Seegrube restaurant located at an altitude of 1905 metres above sea level. Here we have an included 2-course lunch at the restaurant whilst enjoying the fantastic views of the Middle Inn Valley, the Stubai and Zillertal Valley Alps and the Wipptal Valley over the Italian border. If you wish to venture even higher, you can join the cable car to the Hafelekar, the highest viewpoint at 2256 metres. A truly unforgettable excursion.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Innsbruck
Innsbruck

Optional Excursions

Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
2019 2020
  • Innsbruck
£20.50 £22.00
  • Innsbruck & Nordkettenbahnen Railway
£50.50 £53.00
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) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.
Today we have an included visit to Kitzbühel, the renowned resort of the rich and famous. Here you will have free time to explore or perhaps opt to take a cable car ride up the mighty Hahnenkamm Mountain for some spectacular views of the region (extra cost, approximately €26 payable locally).

We continue over the Thurn Pass to Mittersill where we board the Pinzgau train. The train journey takes us to the town of Krimml, where there will be further free time before returning to our hotel.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Kitzbühel
Scenery around Kitzbühel

Included Highlights

  • Pinzgau Train
  • Kitzbühel

Sit back and relax as the old locomotive takes you on a historic journey through the panoramic Ziller Valley on our included excursion. We start the day in the famous resort town of Mayrhofen which, nestled at the end of the Ziller Valley, is the 3rd largest community in the Tyrol. We then board the Ziller Valley Railway for our train journey to Fügen.

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. On arrival, you will have time at leisure in the picturesque town of Fügen.

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

Included Highlights

  • Mayrhofen
  • Ziller Valley Railway

To Belgium for an overnight stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

The 12-day tour departing in September will coincide with Almabtrieb Festival in Alpbachtal, to 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 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 £35.00 (9 days), £38.00 (12 days) (includes insurance premium tax, prices per person). Single Room Supplement from £139.00 (9 days), £179.00 (12 days).

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 an eight-night stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Sit back and relax as the old locomotive takes you on a historic journey through the panoramic Ziller Valley on our included excursion. We start the day in the famous resort town of Mayrhofen which, nestled at the end of the Ziller Valley, is the 3rd largest community in the Tyrol.

We then board the Ziller Valley Railway for our train journey to Fügen. 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. On arrival, you will have time at leisure in the picturesque town of Fügen.

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

Included Highlights

  • Mayrhofen
  • Ziller Valley Railway

Today we visit Kitzbühel, the renowned resort of the rich and famous. Here you will have free time to explore or perhaps opt to take a cable car ride up the mighty Hahnenkamm Mountain for some spectacular views of the region (extra cost, approximately €20 payable locally). We continue over the Thurn Pass to Mittersill where we board the Pinzgau train. The train journey takes us to the town of Krimml, where there will be further free time before returning to our hotel.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Kitzbühel
Scenery around Kitzbühel

Included Highlights

  • Pinzgau Train
  • Kitzbühel

After breakfast we leave the hotel and travel to Innsbruck on our optional excursion. The capital of the Tyrol, on the River Inn and at the foot of the Karwendel Alps, Innsbruck is the fifth largest city in Austria. There will be free time for you to discover the old quarter with its charming arcaded streets, the famous Golden Roof, stroll along the Maria Theresien Strasse with its bustling shops or climb the Tower of the City for magnificent views.

Alternatively, if you purchase the optional excursion to Innsbruck combined with a trip on board the Nordkettenbahnen, you will be transported from the bustle of the city centre high into the mountain terrain. We travel up to the Hungerburg mountain station where you can enjoy a breathtaking view Innsbruck. The panorama is cloud free for an average of 350 days a year!

We then take the cable car further up the mountain to the Seegrube restaurant located at an altitude of 1905 metres above sea level. Here we have an included 2-course lunch at the restaurant whilst enjoying the fantastic views of the Middle Inn Valley, the Stubai and Zillertal Valley Alps and the Wipptal Valley over the Italian border. If you wish to venture even higher, you can join the cable car to the Hafelekar, the highest viewpoint at 2256 metres. A truly unforgettable excursion.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Innsbruck
Innsbruck

Optional Excursions

Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
2019 2020
  • Innsbruck & Nordkettenbahnen Ride
£50.50 £53.00
  • Innsbruck
£20.50 £22.00
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) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

Today’s optional excursion takes us to the Salzkammergut, Austria’s beautiful lake district which has developed into one of the most popular destinations in Austria on account of its outstanding natural beauty. Our first stop is the town of St. Gilgen, which boasts one of the most attractive town squares in Austria. Famed as the birthplace of Mozart’s mother, you will have free time to stroll along the lakeside, explore the shops or relax in one of the cafes.

We then take a boat cruise on St. Wolfgangsee, one of the largest and most famous lakes of the Austrian Lake District, which lies in the heart of the region. We arrive in the resort of St. Wolfgang where we board the cog railway and ascend the Schafberg Mountain for some spectacular views. Be sure to have your camera ready!

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
The Schafberg Railway
St. Wolfgang & The Schafberg Railway

Optional Excursions

Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
2019 2020
  • St. Wolfgang & The Schafberg Railway
£59.00 £61.00
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) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

This morning our included excursion takes us along the scenic Alpenstrasse to the shore of the lovely Lake Achensee, the largest and deepest lake in the Austrian Tyrol. Surrounded by pine-clad slopes, you will have time at leisure to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. You may decide to take an optional cruise on the serene waters of the lake, or an optional ride on the rack-and-pinion railway between Jenbach and Seespitz, which offers amazing views of the area.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Lake Achensee

Optional Excursions

Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
2019 2020
  • Rack-and-Pinion Railway
£28.00 £29.00
  • Lake Achensee Cruise
£19.00 £20.00
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) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

Today our optional excursion takes us Salzburg, one of the most beautiful cities in Austria. To make the most of your visit, why not join our optional guided walking tour accompanied by our local English-speaking guide. This walking tour lasts approximately 90 minutes and takes in the many sights and attractions of this famous alpine city. Admire the Baroque splendour of the churches and cathedral, the might of the Hohensalzburg Fortress and also the quaint Getriedegasse, which with its wrought iron signs that overhang the doors, is one of the most beautiful shopping streets of Austria.

Salzburg is also known as the ‘Sound of Music’ city and during our tour you will see many sights featured in the film. A visit to Salzburg would not be complete without a mention of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and before the tour is over we see his former birthhouse and also the square that is named after and dedicated to the famous composer. The remainder of the day is spent at leisure for you to explore independently.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Salzburg
Salzburg

Optional Excursions

Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
2019 2020
  • Salzburg Guided Walking tour
£20.50 £22.00
  • Salzburg
£25.50 £27.00
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) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

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

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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
Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Included Highlights

  • Rothenburg ob der Tauber

We depart our overnight hotel and commence our journey north to our overnight hotel in Belgium. En route we pause in the Rhine Valley, with the opportunity to join our optional cruise on the Rhine. A cruise through the Rhine gorge, famous for its ancient castles, picturesque villages and vine-clad slopes is a perfect way to view the splendour of the Rhine. The cruise will last for approximately 2½ hours during which time you will be served a lunch on board.

  • Included meals: Breakfast
Boppard
Rhine Valley

Optional Excursions

Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
2019 2020
  • Rhine Cruise with Lunch
£26.50 £28.00
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) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

The 12-day tour departing in September will coincide with Almabtrieb Festival in Alpbachtal, to 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 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 £35.00 (9 days), £38.00 (12 days) (includes insurance premium tax, prices per person). Single Room Supplement from £139.00 (9 days), £179.00 (12 days).

Little Trains of the Spectacular Austrian Tyrol 9 days from £729pp

Book online OR call our friendly travel advisers on:
01709 787 463

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.

You will stay for six or eight nights at the 4-star Hotel Sonnschein in Niederau.

Overnight stays in Belgium and central Germany (12-day tour only) will be in city-style hotels.

Sonnschein

Sonnhangweg, 5, 6314 Niederau,

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

Travel Options

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 £14pp (up to 6 days' duration), £22pp (7 & 8 days' duration) and £25pp (9 days' duration and over) on all European tours. This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. In addition to this, seats on the second row can be reserved for £7pp (up to 6 days duration), £14pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £17pp (9 days duration and over). Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the interchange. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law. Central view seats are free.

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 interchange are not allocated.
Hot and cold drinks are served on your main tour coach. Prices are approximately £1 or €1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by your driver.

Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure. The route taken depends on where paassengers 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 vehicles to and from the interchange may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air 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.
All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
alcohol can only be taken on board our vehicles at the discretion of your driver.
Depending on the location of your pickup point, you may be picked up by coach (not necessarily the on you are touring on), minibus, taxi, National Express or Megabus service. You may then be taken to another centralised pickup location or service station. We operate a passenger interchange at Stop 24 Services, where you will meet the tour coach you are holidaying on and then continue on with your outbound journey. Similarly, on the way home, you may also change transfer vehicles at another location, to take you to your final drop off point.
Your allowance is 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 should be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach. Nothing should be stored under your seat.

When it comes to getting you to your destination, Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you to choose from.

All of our coaches are modern and comfortable, and you can be assured of a high level of service. On selected air holidays, the executive coach may not have an onboard toilet or drinks facilities.

Executive Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Drinks machines
  • Onboard toilet
  • Reclining seats
Silver Service, refreshments

Silver Service Features

  • Sit back and relax in specially-designed, deluxe reclining seats, with leather headrests, footrests and more legroom than standard coaches.
  • Enjoy the perfect temperature onboard with climate control.
  • Relax and have a chat in the spacious rear lounge.
  • Servery on board offering a range of refreshments.
  • Porterage* at most hotels, so you really don’t have to lift a finger.
  • Time flies with our onboard entertainment system.
  • With free personal headphones you can tune into the music channel, listen to the radio or watch DVDs.
  • Onboard toilet

Silver Service Seating Plan

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Luxuria - Charging sockets

Luxuria Features

  • Deluxe armchair-style seats with leather exterior, central arm rests with cup holders and retractable calf rests give you a more comfortable journey.
  • Every seat has its own, fully interactive, touch screen T.V. offering a wide choice of entertainment so you can control what you want to watch and when.
  • There’s also a selection of double and single seats, including four seats face-to-face with tables. And with a total of 5 single seats available, these are ideal for passengers travelling independently.
  • Plug sockets and USB points at each seat mean you can keep your devices fully charged throughout your journey.
  • Onboard toilet.

Luxuria Seating Plan

Luxuria Seating Plan

Find your nearest pickup point

You can join your coach at your nearest joining point – we’ve hundreds to choose from throughout England, Scotland and Wales. To find your nearest pick up, search using your postcode below.

    *Please note pickups 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 £39.50 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, 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.

    On Single Traveller holidays and coach holidays of 7 days’ duration or more, 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 points we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to meet your transfer vehicle, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. The cost is from £35 per booking each way for up to four people per booking.

    If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge – please enquire at the time of booking.

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