Little Trains & Boats of Austria
9th July 2017
Price per person:
£15 per person per night single supplement.
In the Tyrol you can be assured of a warm welcome and great Tyrolean hospitality. Exploring the mountains and lakes by train and boat is an experience not to be missed. This tour is based in the town of Igls, ideally located just above Innsbruck itself.
Day 1-2 We travel to Folkestone for our crossing to Calais by Eurotunnel. We then continue our journey to Saarbrucken for an overnight stop before driving the next day through Germany, into Austria to our hotel in the Tyrol for 6 nights.
Day 3 Today we have a half-day excursion to the medieval town of Rattenberg, where we will visit the family-owned Cafe Hacker for a traditional demonstration of strudel making and tasting. The town is also home of the Kisslinger Glass Factory and you can watch a glassblowing demonstration.
Day 4 We travel to Jenbach, where we will board the narrow gauge railway to Seespitz and head to the Achensee to cruise on the largest and most beautiful of the Tirolean lakes. We return via Pertisau, where pretty chalet style houses are dwarfed by the surrounding Karwendel Alps.
Day 5 After breakfast today we visit the Herrenchiemsee Palace, located on an island in the middle of Bavaria's largest lake, we access this by a special boat.
Day 6 Today we enjoy an excursion around the Ziller and Pinzgau valleys, including a stop in the charming town of Kitzbuhel, a famous ski resort. Continue to the picturesque town of Mayrhofen. We then take a ride on the historic Ziller Valley Steam train, which will take you on a nostalgic journey through magnificent scenery to Fugen whilst enjoying some live music and a glass of local schnapps en-route.
Day 7 Today is a free day to relax and explore the local area.
Days 8-9 Today we depart for the homeward journey via Germany for an overnight stop in Saarbrucken before continuing next day to Calais for our Eurotunnel crossing back to the UK.