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Highlights of the Tyrol

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Overview

4 Included Excursions
  • Enjoy a moonlit steam ride on the Achensee Railway
  • Journey by gondola above Innsbruck and enjoy dinner with panoramic twilight views
  • Savour coffee and cake at the Aurach Wildlife Park in the Kitzbuhl Alps
  • Taste traditional meats and schnapps and enjoy a Tyrolean folklore evening

Join us and take in the wonderful scenery, traditional foods and warm hospitality of Austria’s beautiful Tyrol. From the regional capital to quaint villages, we’ll enjoy spectacular journeys and places of interest along our way.

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Itinerary

Day One: UK to Germany
Join our coach and travel to France via Calais. We stop for dinner en route, then continue onwards into Germany, where we stay overnight.  (D)

Day Two: Germany to Tyrol 
After breakfast, we continue our journey down to Austria, to reach the charming Hotel Plankenhof in Pill, where we will stay for seven nights. Enjoy a warm welcome at this 4-star hotel which has been family-run since 1834 and be sure to visit the unique cellar bar. (B,D)

Day Three: Lake Achensee
Enjoy a leisurely morning before we go to see Lake Achensee, calling at Pertisau for chance to explore and take in the views.  Later this evening, we’ll take the Lake Achensee Railway from Jenbach to Eben and enjoy dinner and a traditional Tyrolean evening at the Kirchenwirt Restaurant, before returning by moonlight. (B,D)

Day Four: Innsbruck & Nordkette Mountain
Today we’ll visit the wonderful city of Innsbruck, known as the capital of the Tyrol region. Enjoy an interesting guided city tour, before joining the Hungerbergbahn cable car, taking in the views of the city below. We’ll enjoy dinner at the Seegrube restaurant as night falls over the valley below.  (B,D)

Days Five & Six: Tyrol
Relax and enjoy your holiday at your own pace for the next two days, or you may choose to join one of our optional excursions to discover the quaint town of Rattenberg, famous for its glass-blowing heritage, glittering Swarovski Crystal World, or a scenic drive to the Italian town of Vipiteno. (B,D) 

Day Seven: Kitzbuhl Alps
Heading down the Inn Valley, we’ll arrive in Oberndorf and take a guided tour of the traditional farmhouse, before continuing on to call at the pretty resort of Kitzbuhl. Our next stop is the lovely Alpine Wildlife Park in Aurach, where we can see the animals, enjoy wonderful mountain views as well as relaxing over an included coffee and cake. (B,D)

Day Eight: Ziller Valley
Today we journey to the scenic Ziller Valley, where we call at the traditional Speckstube for an insight into the local meat and sausage delicacies. We’ll also see the Ziller traditional costumes, before returning to our hotel, where our hosts will give us an interesting talk and tasting of local schnapps distilling. (B,D)

Day Nine: Tyrol to Belgium
It is time to depart Austria today, as we leave Pill and travel onwards towards Belgium, where we stay overnight. (B,D)

Day Ten: Belgium to UK
This morning, we make our way back to the UK, via Calais, and then onward home. (B)

 

Hotel Plankenhof

The Hotel Plankenhof is a charming property, listed as a Gothic house since 1460 and run by the Enzenberg family for eleven generations. Guests are assured of a warm welcome here and will be tempted to try the traditional schnapps, distilled on site.

Rooms at this hotel


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The Local Area

Included Excursions

Innsbruck And Nordkette Mountain

Today we’ll visit the wonderful city of Innsbruck, known as the capital of the Tyrol region. Enjoy an interesting guided city tour, before joining the Hungerbergbahn cable car, taking in the views of the city below. We’ll enjoy dinner at the Seegrube restaurant as night falls over the valley below.

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Kitzbuhl Alps And Aurach Wildlife Park

Heading down the Inn Valley, we’ll arrive in Oberndorf and take a guided tour of the traditional farmhouse, before continuing on to call at the pretty resort of Kitzbuhl. Our next stop is the lovely Alpine Wildlife Park in Aurach, where we can see the animals, enjoywonderful mountain views as well as relaxing over an included coffee and cake.

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Moonlit Achensee Railway

Enjoy a leisurely morning before we go to see Lake Achensee, calling at Pertisau for chance to explore and take in the views.  Later this evening, we’ll take the Lake Achensee Railway from Jenbach to Eben and enjoy dinner and a traditional Tyrolean evening at the Kirchenwirt Restaurant, before returning by moonlight.

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Ziller Valley

Today we journey to the scenic Ziller Valley, where we call at the traditional Speckstube for an insight into the local meat and sausage delicacies. We’ll also see the Ziller traditional costumes, before returning to our hotel, where our hosts will give us an interesting talk and tasting of local schnapps distilling.

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Optional Excursions

Full Day: Brenner Pass to Vipiteno

Sit back and relax as we take a relaxing drive over the stunning Brenner Pass to the pretty Italian town of Vipiteno in the beautiful South Tyrol. Here, we'll have time to explore at leisure to discover the picturesque scenery and wonderful attractions. 

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Rattenberg

Visit the charming little town of Rattenberg, famous for its glass-blowing heritage, where the colourful main street is dominated by window displays of glass craft. Enjoy a stroll and why not try one of the traditional cakes or apple strudel in one of the quaint cafes.

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Swarovski Crystal World

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

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