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Festive Kufstein and Tyrol

8 days - from only £869pp

ABOUT THE TOUR

Festive Kufstein and Tyrol

Kufstein is a quaint little town, just over the border from Bavaria, and we’ll be based there during this festive holiday. We’ll be staying at the Andreas Hofer, which is a comfortable family-run hotel, located in the town centre. During our break, we’ll take a trip to the beautiful Salzburg, famous for being the setting for The Sound of Music. We’ll also travel to Innsbruck to spend some time exploring this historic city. Our final visit will be to the lovely town of Rattenberg.

TOUR INCLUDES

  • 7 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 5 evening meals
  • Christmas lunch
  • Mulled wine and cookies on Christmas Eve
  • Porterage at the hotel
  • Local joining points

8 Day Itinerary

  • Dec 21:

    Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then to Belgium for an overnight stay.

  • Dec 22:

    Through Germany and into Austria to reach our hotel in Kufstein for five nights.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Dec 23: Cheese Dairy and Innsbruck

    Today we’ll see some wonderful scenery around the Tyrol. After breakfast, we visit the show cheese dairy in Fügen. The life of the dairy farmers, whose farms are high up in the mountains, is still physically hard and time-consuming work. After an interesting tour through the dairy, you can enjoy the fresh products and of course buy them in the farm shop to take home as souvenirs.

    We then head to Innsbruck, where the city is filled with interesting monuments, such as the Triumphal Arch and the city’s Old Town. During our optional guided tour, you will enjoy some of the highlights, including the iconic Golden Roof. Of course there will also be plenty of time for a leisurely stroll through the Christmas Market. The market stalls are a treasure trove for Christmas tree decorations, handicrafts, woollen goods and souvenirs.

    From there, we’ll journey to the charming town of Rattenberg, where the Rat Mountain forms a backdrop to the town. Stroll along the quaint main street, where we’ll find numerous shops selling the crystal glass the town is famous for.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Innsbruck

    Innsbruck
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    Included Highlights

    • Cheese Dairy Tour
    • Rattenberg
    • Innsbruck

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

    2022
    • Innsbruck Guided Tour
    TBC

    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Christmas Eve: Rattenberg

    Our included excursion takes us to Rattenberg. With just 400 inhabitants, Rattenberg is Austria’s smallest historical town. The medieval pedestrian zone is dominated by the unique displays of glass craft in the numerous shops. Visit one of the showrooms and perhaps see artisans at work painting and engraving crystal and glassware. Enjoy the special medieval flair during a leisurely stroll and do some window-shopping. Back at your hotel you may enjoy some Christmas cookies and mulled wine.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Rattenberg

    Rattenberg

    Included Highlights

    • Rattenberg
  • Christmas Day: Kufstein

    Deck the halls - Merry Christmas to you all! Today you will see “Fohlenhof Ebbs”, the oldest Haflinger stud farm of the world. The “Haflinger horse” has become a Tyrolean cultural treasure and an ambassador for the country. The stud farm offers riding halls, stables, a dressage area and a stadium, the so-called “Fohlenhof Arena”, with more than 3,500 seats.

    After our traditional roast turkey lunch, you will have a chance to explore the fortress of Kufstein. During your individual tour of the fortress, you will explore the impressive open area with its fortifications typical for fortresses, including, among others, the Elisabeth battery with its cannons or the “Schlossrondell”. You can also take a look into the approximately 60 metres deep well and uncover the secret of the underground rock path. Dinner tonight is served with a charming Tyrolean touch.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Haflinger Horse

    Fohlenhof Ebbs
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    Included Highlights

    • Fohlenhof Ebbs

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

    2022
    • Kufstein Fortress
    TBC

    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Boxing Day: Salzburg

    The city of Salzburg makes for an excellent excursion, the city famous for being home to the Sound of Music. Enjoy the old town with its impressive fortress and cathedral, take time out to visit the house where Mozart was born or relax in the Mirabell Gardens. There are numerous architectural styles to be found in Salzburg, including Romanesque, gothic, renaissance, baroque and many more modern styles. We’ll be able to admire this architecture throughout our visit, as well as exploring the city itself to see its many attractions.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Salzburg

    Salzburg

    Included Highlights

    • Salzburg
  • Dec 27:

    We leave Austria and head back towards Belgium for an overnight stay.

    Included meals: Breakfast

  • Dec 28:

    Return home.

    Included meals: Breakfast

Single Room Supplement from £159.00 (8 days).

Hotels

You will stay for five nights at the 3-star Andreas Hofer Hotel in Kufstein. Kufstein is a bustling little town, just over the border from Bavaria, known as 'the Pearl of the Tyrol'. The Andreas Hofer is a comfortable and modern family-run hotel in the town centre. Overnight stays in Belgium will be in city-style hotels.

Joining points

Travel from most joining points is included within your coach holiday price.

See our full list of our joining points.

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