Little Trains of Austria

Austria’s breathtaking mountain scenery is perfect for capturing the wonder of this holiday’s epic railway journeys, in the beautiful Tyrol. Enjoy the Tyrolean hospitality and relax on our included excursions, taking in the surrounding scenery. Discover quaint villages as we sit back and take in the views on our exciting railway experiences.

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Your Tour Includes

  • 8 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 1 lunch & 6 evening meals
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

Itinerary

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

Today we continue through Germany and southwards into the Austrian Tyrol, reaching our hotel in time for dinner.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

This morning you will visit Rattenberg, the smallest town in Tyrol. The city has almost completely preserved its medieval townscape and is known today as the Tyrolean home of glass and crystal. We visit one of the showrooms and see the artisans at work.

Continue to the shores of the largest alpine lake in Tyrol, Lake Achensee. Enjoy an included leisurely boat trip and perhaps a stroll by the lake before returning to your hotel.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Lake Achen and Cruise
  • Rattenberg

Ride on this nostalgic train and enjoy a little schnapps and some folk music along the way. Take in the views of the majestic mountains as your train chugs along the Ziller Valley.

Before going back to our hotel, we make a stop in Fügen and visit the Show Cheese Dairy there. See how the Austrian Cheese is produced and maybe you'll also have the chance to taste some of it!

Please note: The Ziller Valley Railway may feature a diesel engine.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Ziller Valley Train
  • Show Cheese Dairy

The hills are alive with the sound of music. Visit Salzburg, the Mozart capital of the world and home of the ever-popular movie “The Sound of Music”.

The guided walking tour of this magical city will show you some of the many highlights. Admire the baroque splendour of the churches and cathedral, the might of the Hohensalzburg fortress, and also the quaint Getriedegasse, which with its wrought iron signs that overhang the doors, is one of the most beautiful shopping streets of Austria.

We include a typical lunch in Salzburg, and there will be free time in the city for shopping and sightseeing before we return to our hotel.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Salzburg Guided Walking Tour
  • Salzburg

We head to Niedernsill where we board the Pinzgau train.

For more than 100 years, this narrow gauge railway has been winding along the picturesque Salzach Valley. During the day we will visit Krimml Falls, the highest Waterfalls in Europe and the 5th highest in the world. Walk down to the base of the falls or follow the trail up the side for a close-up experience of this breathtaking spectacle.

This is a must for photographers and nature lovers. Don’t forget your brolly, as even on the sunniest days there can be quite a lot of spray!

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Krimml Falls
  • Pinzgau Narrow Gauge Railway

Enjoy a relaxing day at leisure in resort.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Ziller Valley

We leave Austria behind and make our way back towards Belgium for our final overnight stay.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Return home.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Accommodation

You will stay for six nights in the 3-star Hotel Harfenwirt in the town of Niederau.

Overnight stays in Belgium will be in city-style hotels. 

Harfenwirt

Harfenwirt

Sister hotel to the Sonnschein, the Hotel Harfenwirt is owned by the Thaler family, and is situated on the outskirts of the small village of Niederau in the Wildschonau Valley. Hebert Thaler has been welcoming Leger guests for many years and the hotel manages to combine modern facilities with typical Tyrolean charm and character. All bedrooms feature television, telephone, radio, hairdryer and balcony. The hotel has a spacious restaurant and bar and the sun terrace provides the ideal spot to relax after a day of sightseeing around the breathtaking Tyrol.

Location: Grafenweg 300, 6314 Niederau,

Hotel Facilities

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General
  • 3 Star
  • English Speaking Staff
  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Lift
Room
  • TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Non-Smoking Rooms Available
  • Shower and Bath
  • Telephone
Accessibility
  • Fridge Available for Medical Requirements
  • Wheelchair Access
Food & Drink
  • Vegetarian Meals
  • Vegan Menu
Hotel
  • Swimming Pool
  • English Speaking Staff
  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift

Single Room Supplements

Single Room Supplement from £179.00

Reviews

4.2 Out of 5 ( 10 Reviews )

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4.2 / 5

Value for Money

4.1 / 5

Anne , 11 months ago

Wonderful hotel and staff. Beautiful scenery with lots of excursions. Visit to Cheese Dairy was disappointing as we weren't given a demonstration of how cheese was made.

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David Neilson, 11 months ago

Drivers were very attentive and there was so much in the he tour. Was very a scenic in places. Hotel could have supplied shampoo and soap as well as an iron but overall was a great experience

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Marilyn Evans, 11 months ago

Trip includes only 2 short train journeys. So is wrongly named. Good local hotel. Trip to cheese making dairy was very poor. A short video which stopped working before the end& no-one in room to fix it, then we were led to the shop! No tour of cheese making process. All over in half an hour, just a ploy to get visitors to buy their expensive products. The worst thing for me was having booked a Slver Service coach was eing downgraded to an Executive one. This meant spending a lot of hours in very cramped uncomfortable conditions . Very pleased with our two drivers, the best.

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Martin bannister , 11 months ago

It was a good tour well arranged drives were excellent The only thing that was very disappointing was the tour to the cheese factory which was a waste of time and needs removing from the tour itinerary and replacing with something better maybe a trip up one of the many cablecar rides ..

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Guest, 11 months ago

Thé tour was good overall. Two points that were not good were that we were to go on 2 trains but ended up only going on one. This took an hour to resolve and we went back to hotel. Another was regarding the two drivers who took us from 24 to Donington (no information from them and they were a bit arrogant). The relief driver had to come down from Nottingham (which is where the two should have taken us). They then went and did not leave keys to the coach. What a shambles and at this point from 24 to Donington. The relief driver from .Nottingham was very good and obliging.

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JWB, 11 months ago

Could have been five stars all round but little things let it down in certain areas but summing up well give the whole experience an 8 out 10

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