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Take a ride on the amazing

Little Trains of Austria

 

Wendelstein Rack Railway
  • Overview

    highlights

    • Relax in the pretty Tyrolean resort of Pertisau
    • Admire beautiful Tyrolean scenery
    • Enjoy a steam train journey through the Ziller Valley
    • All aboard the Achensee Train, Europe’s oldest rack and pinion railway
    • Journey on the Wendelstein Rack Railway

    Austria’s stunning mountain scenery is perfect for capturing the romance of this holiday’s epic railway journeys. Experience exhilarating rides on steam locomotives, along with exciting excursions, from our base in the charming Tyrolean town of Pertisau. Read More

    Great for:

    • Great for - Culture
    • Great for - Nature
    • Great for - Railway
    • Great for - Scenery


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    Sit back, relax and enjoy rides on the Wendelstein Rack Railway, one of Germany’s four working rack railways; the Achensee cog railway, which is over 120 years old; and the Zillertal Valley Train, taking in some of the Tyrol’s most incredible scenery.
  • Itinerary

    ITINERARY

    LOCATIONS


  • The Hotel

    YOUR HOTEL


    Hotel Karlwirt

    • Hotel Karlwirt
    • Hotel Karlwirt
    • Hotel Karlwirt
    • Hotel Karlwirt
    • Hotel Karlwirt
    This traditional Austrian hotel is family-run, offering fantastic hospitality in the charming town of Pertisau. Enjoy the hotel’s great leisure facilities, as well as its spacious guest rooms - this is the perfect place to retire to after a day of exploration.
    • All rooms are en suite, with hairdryer, TV, and safe
    • Lift access
    • Bar area
    • Restaurant
    • Wellness centre and spa
    • Official three-star rating
    • Please note: Additional charges may apply for the use of certain hotel facilities.

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  • Excursions & Extras

    INCLUDED EXCURSIONS


    Wendelstein Rack Railway
    Full Day: Wendelstein Rack Railway

    Across the border to Bavaria, it's time for a ride on the Wendelstein Rack Railway. You will be amazed at the spectacular views as you travel through seven tunnels, eight galleries and twelve bridges to the 1,838 metre high mountain summit.

    Zillertalbahn
    Full Day: Zillertal Train

    A chance to enjoy superb views of the majestic mountains as your steam train chugs at a pleasant 15mph along the Ziller Valley, from Jenbach to the well-known resort of Mayrhofen.

    Achenseebahn train
    Half Day: Achensee Train

    Travel on Europe’s oldest steam-driven rack and pinion railway as it elegantly climbs to the edge of Lake Achensee, the largest and highest in the Tyrol. We will stop at Pertisau, where pretty chalet-style houses are dwarfed by the surrounding Karwendel Alps.

    OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS


    Old Innsbruck
    Full Day: Innsbruck and Swarovski Crystal World

    Join us as we visit the charming city of Innsbruck, capital of the Tyrol and set at the foot of the stunning Alps. This Alpine scenery makes the city even more mesmerising, but there’s a lot more to see in the city besides its views, such as Ambras Castle, the Rococo-style Helblinghaus and, opposite it, the iconic Goldenes Dachl, which many see as Innsbruck’s symbol.

    We then make our way to visit fascinating Swarovski Crystal World. Swarovski Crystals are known the world over, and we’ll be able to take a tour of this excellent attraction to find out how these beautiful crystals are created, as well as seeing amazing crystals on display.

    Kitzbuhel
    Full Day: Krimml Falls and Kitzbuhel
    Embark on a scenic journey through the Tyrol to see spectacular Krimml Falls, passing over the breath-taking peak of the Gerlos Pass, before visiting the charming resort of Kitzbuhel.
    Rattenberg
    Half Day: Rattenberg
    We’ll enjoy a day out in Rattenberg, where we’ll find idyllic charm and glorious views. The scenery is second-to-none here, with the huge Rat Mountain forming a backdrop to the town. There are lots of fun things to do, including shopping on the main street, where we’ll find numerous shops selling the crystal glass the town is famous for, one of which we’ll get to visit.

 


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What's included

  • Return travel from the UK by Grand Tourer coach
  • Eight nights accommodation
  • Overnight stays on outbound and return journeys
  • Daily breakfast, seven evening meals
  • Personal audio guide
  • Three included excursions
  • Three optional excursions
Hotel Karlwirt

Hotel Karlwirt

This traditional Austrian hotel is family-run, offering fantastic hospitality in the charming town of Pertisau.

Learn more about the hotel

Hotel Karlwirt

  • Hotel Karlwirt
  • Hotel Karlwirt
  • Hotel Karlwirt
  • Hotel Karlwirt
  • Hotel Karlwirt
This traditional Austrian hotel is family-run, offering fantastic hospitality in the charming town of Pertisau. Enjoy the hotel’s great leisure facilities, as well as its spacious guest rooms - this is the perfect place to retire to after a day of exploration.
  • All rooms are en suite, with hairdryer, TV, and safe
  • Lift access
  • Bar area
  • Restaurant
  • Wellness centre and spa
  • Official three-star rating
  • Please note: Additional charges may apply for the use of certain hotel facilities.

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