About the tour: Christmas in Austria & Twixmas Cruising on the Rhine

Join us for a real festive extravaganza as we spend Christmas in Austria and Twixmas cruising through Germany on the mighty River Rhine. Spend Christmas Eve taking in the magical markets of Innsbruck the capital of the Tyrol, before visiting the glass-blowing centre of Rattenberg and enjoy Christmas day in the picturesque ski resort of Kitzbühel. On Boxing Day this delightful holiday by coach takes us to Mayrhofen where you can ride the Ziller Valley Railway and pass through some spectacular scenery. Then, as Twixmas sets in we head over to Andernach to board the MS Rhine Princess and embark on a relaxing river cruise.

Tour Includes

  • 6 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • 2 nights full board cruising on the Rhine Princess

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.
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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.

    Travel through Germany to the Austrian Tyrol for four nights at the 3-star Hotel Zillertal in Strass.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included excursion to the capital of the Tyrol to enjoy the Christmas markets, then visit the glass-blowing centre of Rattenberg in the Inn Valley.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Innsbruck

    Enjoy our included excursion to the ski resort of Kitzbühel, then return to the hotel for tonight’s turkey Christmas dinner.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Kitzbühel

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

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Ziller Valley
    • Mayrhofen

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    • Ride on the Ziller Valley Railway
    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 only).

    We head to Andernach, Germany, to join the MS Rhine Princess, for a two-night cruise.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    We cruise from Andernach to Oberwesel, then after lunch, travel by coach to Rüdesheim with its cosy wine taverns and narrow, romantic streets. We then continue by coach to Koblenz, and rejoin our cruise ship

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Rudesheim
    • Koblenz

    We cruise to Cologne, a joy to visit with its shops, restaurants and cosy bars of the Old Town. Later this afternoon, we head to our overnight hotel in Belgium.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Included Highlights

    • Cologne

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Single Room Supplement from £149.00 (9 days).


    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 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. 

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

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    We have hundreds of coach joining points throughout England, Scotland and Wales. To find your nearest joining point, search using your postcode below.

      *Please note joining points 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 £41.50 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, select option 1, 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.

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