About the tour: 4-Star Fairy Tale Christmas in Austria

Experience a typical Austrian Christmas on this spectacular festive tour. Enjoy delicious dinners and a horse and carriage ride in between visits to the country's most celebrated cities. Visit the ‘Sound of Music’ city of Salzburg, stroll the medieval streets and take in the famous sights such as the Hohensalzburg Fortress, and take a walk along Getreidegasse, Salzburg’s most popular shopping mile. Experience Christmas Eve in the Tyrolean capital of Innsbruck, famous for the Golden Roof, before returning to your base in Niederau for a festive feast. On Christmas morning, wake up and enjoy a fairy tale, horse-drawn sleigh ride through spectacular scenery, before returning for a tasty buffet carvery. As the holiday comes to an end, you have the chance to spend Boxing Day in the chic ski resort of Kitzbühel, one of the most famous towns in the Alps.

Tour Includes


  • 7 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 5 evening meals & 1 light lunch
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by Silver Service coach

8 days from £929 pp

Departure Dates

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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 Niederau in Austria and our 4-star hotel for a five-night stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Today we travel to the ‘Sound of Music’ city, Salzburg on our full day included excursion. The day is yours to follow in the footsteps of Mozart through this proud and glorious city. To make the most of your visit why not join our optional guided walking tour with 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. 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.

    Afterwards, there will be free time for you to explore the sights at your leisure. Perhaps take a short walk along the Salzach River or treat yourself to a panoramic view of the city form the Hohensalzburg Fortress (at own cost). The funicular is a fast and convenient way to get up to the fortress and back down to the Old City. Be sure to saunter along the Getreidegasse, Salzburg’s most popular shopping mile.

    During the Advent season, the largest attraction has to be the Christmas markets which are located on Cathedral and Residenz Square in the heart of the historic city centre. Here you will experience the incredible old Austrian tradition and find the most wonderful Christmas presents. Whilst in Salzburg be sure to spend time in one of the city’s traditional coffeehouses set against the backdrop of stunning architecture and busy squares. Order a piece of Mozart cake and a coffee or, if you prefer, relax with a warming Glühwein – the choice is yours!

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Salzburg Christmas Markets
    Salzburg

    Included Highlights

    • Salzburg

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    2018
    • Salzburg Guided Walking Tour
    £20.50
    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.

    Our included excursion takes us to Innsbruck, the capital of the Tyrol. Located 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. Innsbruck was host to the Olympic Winter Games in 1964 and again in 1976.

    During your free time you can explore the Christmas stalls on Maria-Theresien-Straße, Innsbruck’s main shopping street. Here you will be dazzled by lights, glass and crystal whilst browsing the modern stalls selling international Christmas products. Perhaps visit the Swarovski crystal shop, which is turned into a Christmas grotto during the festive period.

    If you fancy escaping the hustle and bustle of the centre, climb aboard the Hungerburgbahn funicular (at own cost) where you are guaranteed breath-taking views over Innsbruck. 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. After free time we return to the hotel for our evening meal and the traditional lighting of the Christmas tree.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Innsbruck
    Innsbruck

    Included Highlights

    • Innsbruck

    Merry Christmas! This morning we enjoy a horse drawn sleigh ride through the beautiful alpine scenery (weather permitting). Relax and sit back as our expert horsemen lead you through alpine meadows and along mountain paths, which provide excellent photograph opportunities. We return to the hotel for a warming goulash soup lunch then free time. The evening is celebrated with a farmer’s buffet carvery dinner followed by music and dancing.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Niederau
    Niederau

    Included Highlights

    • Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride

    This morning we head to the world-famous ski-resort of Kitzbühel on our optional half-day excursion. Kitzbühel is perhaps one of the most fascinating towns in the Alps and is home to a stunning historical town centre full of character and charm.

    Founded in the 9th century BC, Kitzbühel was originally a copper and silver mining centre, before becoming the fashionable and prosperous winter resort it is today. Alpine agriculture is a vital part of the region and is somewhat responsible for its picture-postcard beauty. Another stunning feature that marks the Kitzbühel landscape is the region’s churches and chapels. In the Baroque era, Gothic buildings had to either make way for the new style of architecture, or have Baroque elements incorporated. For centuries, the regional head of the Roman Catholic Church dominated social life in rural Tyrol. Even though these strong ties became loose over the course of the 20th century, many of the customs still live on in local villages. These include a number of religious processions held in the Tyrol every year, and several public holidays such as Corpus Christi, which bring the community together at the local church.

    Many visitors love the sophisticated ambience of this resort and there will be plenty of time to stroll around the town or watch the world go by from one of the many cafés.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Kitzbühel
    Kitzbuhel

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    2018
    • Kitzbühel
    £15.00
    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.

    To Belgium for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast


     

    Travel Insurance from £35.00 (8 days) (includes insurance premium tax, prices per person). Single Room Supplement from £129.00 (8 days).

    4-Star Fairy Tale Christmas in Austria 8 days from £929pp

    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 five nights at the friendly 4-star Hotel Sonnschein in Niederau, a favourite with Leger customers, situated just a short stroll from the village centre. 

    Overnight stays in Belgium will be in city-style hotels.

    Novotel Brussels Airport

    Leonardo Da Vincilaan 25, B-1831 Diegem,

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

    Ramada Brussels Woluwe

    Avenue des Pleiades 67 Woluwe-St. Lambert, 1200 Brussels,

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • 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.

    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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    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 seven 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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