Little Trains of the Spectacular Austrian Tyrol by Air

7 days from £799 pp.

Schafberg Railway

Visit: Schafberg Railway, Austria

About the Tour

Enjoy exhilarating rail rides, awesome Alpine scenery and traditional Tyrolean hospitality as you explore the very best of Austria on this bestselling holiday. Join us as we journey thorough 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 Kitzbuhel. 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.

Tour Includes

  • 6 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 6 evening meals
  • Return flights to Salzburg
  • Airport transfers in Austria
Dates & Prices

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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Your Itinerary

    Fly to Salzburg where you will be transferred to your hotel in Niederau for a six-night stay.

    • Included meals: Dinner
    Ziller Valley Railway

    Ziller Valley Railway

    Today’s included excursion takes us on a wonderful, panoramic trip through the Ziller Valley as we ride on the Zillertal narrow railway from Fügen to Mayrhofen, where you will have time to explore this delightful village at the head of the valley. Please note the Ziller Valley Railway does not always feature a steam engine.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    St. Wolfgang and the Schafberg Railway

    St. Wolfgang and the Schafberg Railway

    Austria’s lake district is breathtaking. Our optional excursion briefly visits St. Gilgen before joining the lake cruise ship to St. Wolfgang, where we board the cog railway and ascend the Schafberg Mountain for some spectacular photographic opportunities. Enjoy free time in St. Wolfgang to explore the shops and enjoy this pretty lakeside village.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner


    Optional excursion to the Tyrolean capital, Innsbruck. Its many fine buildings, including the famous Golden Roof, are a legacy of the Habsburg Emperor Maximilian. Today, you can also see the more modern Bergisel Olympic ski jump, from where there are wonderful views overlooking the city. Whilst in Innsbruck, why not join our optional trip aboard the Nordkettenbahnen, taking you to the Seegrub mountain station by train and cable car.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner


    Included excursion visiting the pretty, walled town of Kitzbühel. We continue to Mittersill, where we board the Pinzgau Train and take a nostalgic rail journey through the mountains.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Lake Achensee (included on Silver Service )

    Lake Achensee (included on Silver Service )

    Optional scenic drive (included on Silver Service) along the Alpenstrasse to Lake Achensee, the largest lake in the Austrian Tyrol. There you can take an optional cruise on the lake or ride on the rack and pinion railway from Jenbach to Seespitz, which offers amazing views of the area.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Transfer to Salzburg airport for your return flight to the U.K.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Your Excursions

    Included Excursions & Visits

    • Ziller Valley Railway & Mayrhofen - Lovely Alpine train journey
    • Pinzgau Train & Kitzbuhel - Nostalgic rail journey and famous historic town
    • Lake Achensee (included on Silver Service)

    Optional Excursions & Visits

    • St. Wolfgang & the Schafberg Railway - Breathtaking lakeland scenery and cog railway
    • Nordkettenbahnen - Mountain railway and cable car
    • Innsbruck - Spectacular Alpine capital
    • Lake Achensee (included on Silver Service ) - Largest lake in the Tyrol
    • Lake Achensee Cruise - Fine lakeside scenery
    • Rack & Pinion Railway - Picturesque rail ride (Jenbach to Seespitz)



    Travel Insurance from £35.00 (7 days). Single Room Supplement from £99.00 (7 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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    You will stay for six nights at the 4-star Hotel Sonnschein in Niederau. The hotel is owned by the Thaler family who have been welcoming Leger guests for many years. The hotel has a restaurant, terrace, café and indoor swimming pool.


    Hotel 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 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
    • Lift
    • 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.


    Travel Information

    Yes, unfortunately there is no feeder/transfer service to/from the U.K. airports.

    Flight times are given at the time of booking. The times given are for guidance only and may change.

    Exact flight times will be confirmed on travel document which are sent 7-10 days before departure. For more information on flight times please contact our Reservations Department on 0844 324 9265 or email us at

    We are able to pre-book flight seats with most airlines. There may be a charge for this service. Any charges will be confirmed at the time of booking. Most other airlines will allocate your seats at check-in.
    Yes, we can. Please contact our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 to arrange wheelchair assistance or any other medical requests.
    We recommend you check-in for your flight three hours before the scheduled time for long haul flights and two and a half hours before the scheduled time for any European holidays.

    Luggage allowances vary from airline to airline. The luggage allowance is normally up to 20kg (44lbs) and 5kg for hand luggage. Ryan Air's luggage allowance is normally up to 20kg (44lbs) and 10kg for hand luggage. All allowances are subject to changes made by the airline.

    For more information on luggage allowances please contact our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 or email us at

    The transfers on the majority of our flight tours are included. Our Reservations Staff will be able to advise you when you call. On tours where you book your own flight the transfers may only be available at certain times or not at all.
    This depends on which airline the flight is booked with. Please call our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 for more details.

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