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A Tyrolean Winter Wonderland

A Tyrolean Winter Wonderland

As this proved a popular tour in 2019, we are repeating our winter holiday to the Tyrol region of Austria. Enjoy Alpine peaks, exhilarating mountain air, glistening snowy landscapes and powdery snow crunching under your shoes. We use an experienced local guide, and there will be two drivers on the coach for your added comfort and safety, and to provide a complimentary tea/coffee service.

 

Highlights and Inclusions:

 

  • Door-to-door service

  • 8 days luxury coach travel with 2 drivers

  • Complimentary hot drinks on the coach

  • 2 overnights with dinner and breakfast

  • 5 nights half board at the Hotel Plankenhof

  • Mutteralm Mountain Railway & lunch

  • Entrance to Kufstein Castle

  • Visit to the Riedel Glass Factory

  • Underground tour at the Schwaz Silver Mine

  • Ziller Valley Railway

  • Schnapps Distillery & tasting

  • Return Eurotunnel crossings

 

Passport required

 

Please note that this tour is unsuitable for people with walking difficulties

 

Twin rooms and Double rooms are AUSTRIAN STYLE (standard double room with a double bed, with seperate mattress).

 

 

Deposit £75 pp

Travel Insurance £45 pp

Day 1 - Saturday

A taxi will call at your home to take you to the coach and we make an early start for Folkestone. The train journey through the Channel Tunnel takes just 35 minutes and, on arrival in Calais, we drive through Belgium and Luxembourg to our overnight hotel in the Saarbrucken/Saarlouis area, with dinner and breakfast included.

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Day 2 - Sunday

Today our route takes us through Bavaria, over the Fern Pass and along the Inn Valley to the Hotel Plankenhof in Pill near Innsbruck, where a welcome drink awaits before dinner.

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Day 3 - Monday

An ascent by one of Austria's oldest cable cars to the Mutteralm, with a light lunch included in the restaurant. From the top there are magnificent views of the Inn Valley. This afternoon we enjoy an exciting snowshoe hike

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Day 4 - Tuesday

We drive along the Inn Valley to medieval Kufstein, with its mighty 13th century fortress towering high above the town. We will use the short funicular railway to reach the castle, with admission included. This afternoon we will visit the Riedel Glass Factory, where some of the world's finest wine glasses are made. Experience the 2,000 year-old art of glass blowing and admire the highly skilled craftspeople creating beautiful glasses and decanters.

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Day 5 - Wednesday

Close to our Hotel in Schwaz is "The Mother of all Mines". In the Middle Ages, Schwaz was the largest and wealthiest silver mine in the world. We will board a miniature train and venture 800 metres underground to gain an understanding of the gruelling work undertaken by the miners in their quest for silver and copper. After our guided tour we will rejoin the coach and travel to Seefeld, a traditional Tyrolean ski resort with a pretty onion-domed baroque church. There will be a guided walk and free time for lunch.

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Day 6 - Thursday

To Jenbach this morning, from where we will take a train for a scenic ride through the Ziller Valley. The narrow-gauge railway dates from the 19th century and our diesel-powered train covers the 32km journey to Mayrhofen in just under an hour. We pass spectacular winter scenery, frosted forests and snow covered fields as we make our way along the valley, calling at a number of small stations along the way. Explore and find lunch in the attractive village of Mayrhofen before returning to Pill on the coach. Back at the Hotel, we will visit the Schnapps Museum and enjoy a tutored tasting of some of the local firewater.

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Day 7 - Friday

Departure after breakfast and return to Saarbrucken/Saarlouis for an overnight stay.

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Day 8 - Saturday

Homeward bound, with happy memories of our snowy Alpine holiday. We return through the Channel Tunnel, reaching Sussex early evening. Taxis will be waiting to take you to your door.

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B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

 

THE HOTEL PLANKENHOF

 

Our hotel is located in the small town of Pill in the heart of the Tyrol. Furnished in traditional Austrian style, bedrooms are equipped with a bath or shower, WC, telephone, satellite television and mini-safe. The building dates from the 15th century and has an atmospheric cellar bar with a vaulted ceiling. Family run since 1834, the owners have their own schnapps distillery on site. The Hotel has a small sauna and a

lift.

 

 

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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