Christmas in Austria, Twixmas Cruising on the Rhine & New Year in Ypres

12 days from £1,199pp.


Innsbruck

Visit: Innsbruck, Austria

Bruges

Visit: Bruges, Belgium

Mayrhofen

Visit: Mayrhofen, Austria

Innsbruck

Visit: Innsbruck, Austria

Ziller Valley

Visit: Ziller Valley, Austria

About the Tour

A fantastic festive period awaits as we split our time over the Christmas holiday between Austria, Germany and Belgium. Enjoy Christmas in Austria taking in the Tyrol and the delights it has to offer, such as the charming Innsbruck Christmas Markets and delightful rail rides. Board the Twixmas river cruise as we set sail along the Rhine on the MS Rhine Princess. And then, complete your holiday in style, as we head to Belgium over the New Year visiting the likes of Bruges, Ypres and Brussels.

Tour Includes


  • 9 nights’ accommodation with continental breakfast
  • 8 evening meals (1 brunch on New Years Day)
  • 2 nights full board cruising on the Rhine Princess
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by Silver Service coach
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

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

    Travel through Germany to the Austrian Tyrol for four nights.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Innsbruck Christmas Markets

    Innsbruck Christmas Markets

    Included excursion to the capital of the Tyrol to enjoy the Christmas markets and explore the city’s charming old town. We will also visit the glass-blowing centre of Rattenberg in the Inn Valley.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Kitzbühel

    Kitzbühel

    Enjoy our included excursion to the world-famous ski resort of Kitzbühel. Why not opt to ride the gondola up the majestic Hahnenkamm Mountain for some breathtaking views of the snowcapped peaks. We return to the hotel for tonight’s turkey Christmas dinner.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Ziller Valley Railway

    Ziller Valley Railway

    Included excursion to Mayrhofen in the Ziller Valley. Here you can take an optional ride on the Ziller Valley Railway between Mayrhofen and Fugen.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    We leave Austria and head into Germany to reach Andernach and our cruise ship, the MS Rhine Princess, for a two-night cruise.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Koblenz

    Koblenz

    We cruise from Andernach to Oberwesel, then after lunch, travel by coach to Rüdesheim. Explore the bustling Drosselgasse, visit the lively atmosphere, cosy wine taverns and narrow, romantic streets. We then continue by coach to Koblenz, and rejoin our cruise ship. Enjoy the lively festive spirit of this town, which lies at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Cologne

    Cologne

    We cruise to Cologne, where you can explore the delights of the capital of the Rhineland. Cologne is a joy to visit with its shops, restaurants and cosy bars of the Old Town. Later this afternoon, we head to Ypres in Belgium for a four-night stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Bruges

    Bruges

    Included excursion, which takes us to historic Bruges, one of Europe’s best preserved medieval towns. Spend time exploring the town, strolling the cobbled lanes and crossing pretty canals.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Lille

    Lille

    Join our optional excursion to the beautiful French town of Lille. See the Grand Place, the Old Town and Belfry ahead of tonight’s New Year festivities, which include a special New Year’s Eve buffet, disco and a glass of champagne at midnight.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Brussels

    Brussels

    Included excursion to the centre of Brussels, Belgium’s capital city. Located in the heart of the city is the majestic Grand Place, a square surrounded by Guild Houses and elegant cafés.

    • Included meals: Dinner

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Your Excursions

    Included Excursions & Visits

    • Innsbruck & Rattenberg - Capital of the Tyrol and glass blowing
    • Kitzbühel - Walled town
    • Mayrhofen - Picturesque Tyrolean town
    • Rüdesheim - Vibrant town
    • Koblenz - Riverside town
    • Cologne - Rhineland capital
    • Bruges - Beautiful preserved town
    • Brussels - Belgium’s cap

    Optional Excursions & Visits

    • Ziller Valley Railway - Spectacular train ride
    • Lille - Charming French city

    Notes

    Cabin Upgrades (per person)Twin
    Middle Deck Cabin£15
    Middle Deck Superior Cabin£20
    Upper Deck Cabin£25


    Single Room Supplement from £179.00 (12 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 four nights at a minimum 3-star hotel in the Austrian Tyrol, such as the Hotel Zillertal in Strass. The hotel has a restaurant and bar. You will spend two nights cruising on board the MS Rhine Princess. Cabins are located on three decks and all have twin beds and air-conditioning. 

    For New Year, you will stay for four nights at the 3-star Novotel, located in the centre of Ypres. The hotel has a lift, restaurant and bar. 

    Overnight stay in Belgium will be in a city-style hotel.

    River Cruises

    MS Rhine Princess

    Rhine Princess - Rhine Cruise

    Austria

    Gasthof Cafe Ziutertal

    Hotel Cafe-Zillertal

    Belgium

    Novotel Ypres Centrum

    Novotel Ypres Centrum

    Rhine Princess - Rhine Cruise


    The MS Rhine Princess is exclusively chartered by Leger Holidays on most of our river cruise holidays, and is always a firm favourite with Leger guests. Whether you relax in the bar, lounge or restaurant, you’re sure to feel at home on board this warm and welcoming ship. The Rhine Princess facilities include a lounge, a bar and a restaurant. All cabins feature a T.V, hairdryer, telephone and en-suite shower room.

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    Hotel Cafe-Zillertal


    • English Speaking Staff
    • Bureau de Change
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower

    Novotel Ypres Centrum


    This excellent hotel is located in the heart of historic town of Ypres, only a couple of minutes' walk from the Menin Gate Memorial, where the 'Last Post' is sounded every evening. The hotel is a firm favourite within Leger’s Battlefields programme and makes the ideal base for exploring the rich military heritage of the area. All the comfortably furnished bedrooms are en-suite with T.V., telephone and air-conditioning. The hotel has a small bar area and restaurant.

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    Belgium

    Park Inn by Radisson Liege Airport

    Park Inn Liege Airport

    Novotel Ypres Centrum


    This excellent hotel is located in the heart of historic town of Ypres, only a couple of minutes' walk from the Menin Gate Memorial, where the 'Last Post' is sounded every evening. The hotel is a firm favourite within Leger’s Battlefields programme and makes the ideal base for exploring the rich military heritage of the area. All the comfortably furnished bedrooms are en-suite with T.V., telephone and air-conditioning. The hotel has a small bar area and restaurant.

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    Park Inn Liege Airport


    The Park Inn by Radisson Liege Airport is close to the airport and 10 minutes away from Liege city centre and has good transport links to the local highway. The hotels facilities include lift, fitness facilities, currency exchange, lounge, bar, Wi-Fi/Internet access and restaurant. All bedrooms feature a desk, Tea and Coffee making facilities, telephone, flat screen LCD T.V, hairdryer, individual climate control, safety box and en-suite bathroom.

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Bureau de Change
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • 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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    Travel Information

    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.

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