About the tour: Christmas in Austria, Twixmas in Prague & New Year in the Rhineland

Make a magical journey this holiday season, as we tour some of Austria, The Czech Republic and Germany’s spectacular sights. We begin in Salzburg on Christmas Eve, where you can stroll the medieval city and revel in the festive atmosphere, as you witness the locals prepare for ‘Holy Night’. On Christmas Day, we offer guests the opportunity to pay a morning visit to the picturesque ski resort of Kitzbühel. Build up your appetite before returning to your hotel for a traditional turkey dinner. Before departing Austria, witness remarkable winter scenery, as we make a journey on the Ziller Valley railway. Crossing over into the Czech Republic, we spend twixmas in the capital city of Prague, explore the main sights such as St. Vitus Cathedral and Charles Bridge. We finish the festivities spending New Year in the Rhine and Moselle Valleys. Enjoy picturesque views as we enter a new year.

Tour Includes

  • 11 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 10 evening meals
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by Silver Service coach

12 days from £1,349 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 south through Germany and into Austria to our hotel 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 head to the crystal clear Lake Mondsee, 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 and famous as the birthplace of Mozart’s mother! Please note that Christmas Eve in Austria is a traditional religious festival and in many areas is still celebrated as such. This may mean that facilities in towns, villages and hotels may close early.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Salzburg; Salzkammergut Lakes

    Included highlights

    • Salzburg

    Optional highlights

    • Salzkammergut Lakes

    Merry Christmas! A day at leisure to relax at the hotel or why not join our optional half day excursion to the world-famous ski-resort of Kitzbühel? The area around Kitzbühel offers outstanding natural beauty from the rolling hills in the broad valley basin where the Kitzbühel Ache River flows, to the ‘Wilder Kaiser’ mountain range. There will be plenty of time to stroll around the town or watch the world go by from one of the cafés. Later this afternoon we return to our hotel for tonight’s turkey Christmas dinner.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Optional highlights

    • Kitzbühel

    Our included excursion today takes us into the Ziller Valley and to the ski resort of Mayrhofen. There will be ample free time for you to explore the town. To enhance your day why not take an optional ride on board the Zillertal railway? Sit back and relax as the locomotive takes you on an 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. Later in the day we return to our hotel in time for our evening meal.

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

    Included highlights

    • Mayrhofen

    Optional highlights

    • Ziller Valley Railway

    We leave our hotel after breakfast and head north into Germany passing Munich. We continue across the border into the Czech Republic and past the town of Pilzen, the official capital of West Bohemia. We arrive in Prague later this afternoon where we stay for the next three nights.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Today we have a full day at leisure in Prague. Why not join our optional morning walking tour to introduce you to this beautiful capital. Starting from the Czech Bridge our walking tour will introduce the splendid architecture of Prague Old Town, the world’s largest UNESCO monument. The many historic buildings, grand squares and elegant landmarks such as Wenceslas Square, the famous astronomical clock and Charles Bridge make it a lovely place to explore on foot, and our local guides informative commentary will reveal many of the stories behind the buildings and personalities which have shaped the history of this magnificent city. Following the tour you have the remainder of the day to explore the city at your leisure.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included highlights

    • Prague

    Optional highlights

    • Prague Guided Walking Tour

    A day at leisure for you to relax and explore Prague at your own pace. The city of Prague is affectionately known as the ‘Golden Town’ on account of its historic architecture including cathedrals, gold tipped towers, church domes and numerous bridges which span the majestic Vltava river. The city is also a noted centre of art and music with numerous museums and galleries and concert halls where classical musicians recite the famous works of Dvorak and Smetana. The city also presents a modern façade with exciting shopping arcades and bustling city squares and an excellent of restaurants and cafes to sample the local specialities washed down with a glass of local beer.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included highlights

    • Prague

    We bid farewell to Prague and drive west to Germany to our hotel near Cologne for a three-night stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Our included excursion takes us through the beautiful Rhine Valley to the town of Koblenz where there will be some free time to explore. We continue south along the river to the town of Boppard where you will have the opportunity to amble along the riverside promenade. Whilst here why not join our optional lunch cruise along the River Rhine? A cruise through the Rhine gorge, famous for its ancient castles, picturesque villages and vine clad slopes and is a perfect way to view the splendour of the Rhine. The cruise will last for approximately 2 ½ hours during which time you will be served a lunch on board. Later this afternoon we return to our hotel allowing time to prepare for tonight’s New Year celebrations.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included highlights

    • Boppard
    • Koblenz

    Optional highlights

    • River Rhine Lunch Cruise

    Happy New Year! A day at leisure today or why not join our optional excursion through the beautiful Moselle Valley to the town of Cochem. The Moselle River is the longest and most well-known tributary river of the Rhine. It presents a unique and most serene picture as the river gently meanders between the hills of the Hunsrucks and the Eifels. We drive to the charming town of Cochem, dominated by the ancient and mighty Reichsburg Castle, perched atop its hillside overlooking the town. There will be free time to explore before continuing to the quiet village of Alken for an included wine tasting in the cellar of Anton Hammes. The Hammes family have been vintners here for some 300 years, and you will be given a tour through the old cellars, where you will see some fine vintages. Later we enjoy a wine tasting, with 4/5 different varieties offered, before having the chance to purchase your favourites to bring home with you!

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Moselle Valley
    Moselle Valley

    Optional highlights

    • Moselle Valley with Wine Tasting

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast


    Christmas Day - Turkey dinner

    New Year's Eve - Gala dinner and party night 


    Travel Insurance from £38.00 (12 days) (includes insurance premium tax, prices per person). Single Room Supplement from £249.00 (12 days).

    Christmas in Austria, Twixmas in Prague & New Year in the Rhineland 12 days from £1,349pp

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


    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 four nights in the Austrian Tyrol at a 3-star hotel such as the Dorferwirt in Oberau. The hotel has a restaurant and bar. 

    You will then stay for three nights at a minimum 3-star hotel in Prague.

    Finally, you will stay for three nights at the 4-star H+ Hotel Koln Hurth, on the outskirts on Cologne.

    Your overnight stay in Belgium will be in a city-style hotel.

    Holiday Inn Brussels Airport

    Holidaystraat 7, 1831 Diegem,

    • Swimming Pool
    • English Speaking Staff
    • Bureau de Change
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • 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


    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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