A magnificent holiday in the spectacular Austrian Tyrol
7 daysFrom £1,029 per person
2020 Tour code: 20TAF
About the tour
Delight in the contrasting landscapes of the Austrian Tyrol as
you enjoy all-inclusive accommodation from your base in Oberndorf.
Discover the joys of Salzburg and take a journey on the
Excursions to Zell am See & The Eagle's Nest
Salzburg on a guided tour
Cruise on Lake Zell and Lake Königssee
Journey on the Zillertalbahn
Excursion to Salzburg with a guided tour and time at leisure
The services of a professional UK Tour Manager from start to finish
Food & Drinks
6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches and 6 Dinners
Beer, wine and soft drinks from 12pm to 9pm whilst in Oberndorf
Flights and airport transfers
Return Scheduled Flights
What’s not included
Cancellation & Travel Insurance is not included in the price of the tour but can be arranged
Day 1 - To Oberndorf
Fly from the UK to Munich. From here, transfer to Oberndorf,
Austria, travelling by coach. On arrival, check in to your base for
the next six nights, the 4* Kaiserhof Kitzbühler Alpen Hotel.
Day 2 - Zell am See
Today, depart Oberndorf by rail for an excursion to Zell am See.
Zell am See is one of the most scenic and well-loved 'lakes and
mountains' resorts in Austria. Beautifully located, directly on the
shores of Zeller Lake, it has the added advantage of being close to
the Hohe Tauern Mountains and magnificent Grossglockner Mountains.
Enjoy a gentle cruise across the lake, relaxing as you soak up the
calming atmosphere and picturesque setting, all under the gaze of
towering mountains and flower-filled meadows.
Please note: For departure 20TAF02
Days 2 & 3 have swapped around.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Days 3-4 - Salzburg
This morning, travel by coach to Salzburg. Renowned for its
musical and cultural heritage, and known internationally as the
setting for 'The Sound of Music', Salzburg is also the birthplace
of Mozart, and the city's most famous son is widely celebrated
here. Enjoy a guided walking tour, ahead of some free time in
Austria's 4th largest city. You could choose to explore the Old
Town, crowned by the imposing Hohensalzburg Fortress. Accessible on
foot or by funicular railway, the castle is an incredible slice of
Austria's past, and its position on a plateau overlooking the town
provides exceptional views of the city - a wonderful vantage point
for photographs. After time to explore, return to the hotel by
coach. On Day 4 you are at leisure.
Day 3 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 - The Eagle’s Nest
Your excursion today takes you across the border and into
Germany, where you visit the Eagle's Nest. Towering at the top of a
mountain above the town of Berchtesgaden, the Eagle's Nest (or
Kehlsteinhaus, in German), has a dark history; it was constructed
as a gift for Adolf Hitler's 50th birthday, and remained unscathed
by bombing during World War II. The site was saved from post-war
destruction despite its murky past, to be preserved as a historical
monument. Currently the building is owned by a charitable trust,
who allow guided tours to give people an insight into the
atrocities committed by this dictator. After time here, descend to
the town itself, for a scenic boat trip on Lake Königssee. Often
considered the most beautiful lake in Germany, it is surrounded by
Bavarian mountains. Your boat journey takes you to St Bartholomä,
where you have some free time to explore before returning to the
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 - Zillertalbahn
Today join the Zillertal Railway from Jenbach. This narrow-gauge
railway was originally planned in 1863, but did not open until
1902. The line runs for 18 miles between Jenbach and Mayrhofen, and
services remained popular for many years, especially among
tourists, for the great views of the Tyrol region.
In the mid 1960s, the railway was threatened with closure.
However, the owners pulled off the feat of not only managing to
stay open, but also of increasing their services. The line has
stayed open at its entire original length to the present day.
Travelling aboard this wonderfully restored steamhauled* train, you
get a real sense of a bygone age on the way to Mayrhofen.
*Steam-hauled where possible.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7 - Munich to the UK
After breakfast this morning, make your way back to Munich by
coach for the flight to the UK.
One of the excursions on this tour is at high altitude. If you
have any medical conditions or concerns that could impact this part
of the tour, we recommend you seek medical advice and talk to us.
We want to make sure that any holiday you book is right for
Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be
found together with dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices
& Availability' button. We will write to you around 10
weeks before your departure date with the precise meeting times for
your tour group.
Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.
Overall good but limited choice of meals and a very poor experience on Lake Konigssee Boats terribly overcrowded and St Bartholoma Peninsular very uninspiring. We later discovered we could had more time at Berchtesgaden where there was an exhibition about the Eagles Nest and possible to visit Hitler's Bunker.
Great destination, bookings all easy although company did have to change dates. Good tour manager
Mr D Robinson
a well paced tour, where no one was rushed.
It was everything I hoped it would be from the information I had been given before booking. I like the smaller traditional hotels in village settings with amazing scenery and local walks. The hotel was clean, modern, friendly and relaxing. The food and drink within the inclusive deal was very good and very plentiful. Excursions were very varied and interesting and well organised. It suited us well to fly then tour as opposed to getting there by rail. We were in a group of 14 people which is perhaps smaller than average but it worked very well as we got to know everyone and enjoyed their company. Austria was so beautiful and litter free! We loved it.
Mr E Bowers
Mostly very good but an additional day or two would have made it more relaxing