9 days - from only £749pp

ABOUT THE TOUR

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.

TOUR INCLUDES

  • 8 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 1 lunch & 6 evening meals
  • Four-course gala dinner and live music on one evening
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

9 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1:

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

  • Day 2:

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

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 3: Lake Achen, the Achensee Cog Railway and Rattenberg

    After a morning at leisure, we travel down the Inn Valley to Jenbach and join the original Achenseebahn cog railway, which dates back to 1889. These are some of the oldest steam engines in the world still to be used for public transport.

    The train winds its way up above the Inn Valley to the shores of the largest alpine lake in Tyrol, Lake Achen. Perhaps take a boat cruise, or enjoy a stroll by the lake.

    En route back to our hotel, we make a stop at Rattenberg, the oldest and smallest town in Tyrol, known today as the Tyrolean home of glass and crystal. Visit one of the showrooms and see the artisans at work.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Lake Achen

    Lake Achen

    Included Highlights

    • Achensee Railway Ride
    • Lake Achen
    • Rattenberg
  • Day 4: Ziller Valley Train and Show Cheese Dairy

    Ride on this nostalgic train from Fügen to Mayrhofen, 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

    Ziller Valley

    Ziller Valley Train

    Included Highlights

    • Ziller Valley Train
    • Show Cheese Dairy
  • Day 5: Salzburg

    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

    Salzburg Skyline

    Salzburg Skyline

    Included Highlights

    • Salzburg Guided Walking Tour
    • Salzburg
  • Day 6: The Pinzgauer Narrow Gauge Railway

    We head to Mittersill where we board the Pinzgau train, which takes us to the town of Krimml.

    For more than 100 years, this narrow gauge railway has been winding along the picturesque Salzach Valley to the Hohe Tauern National Park and the Krimml Waterfalls. These falls are the highest 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

    Krimml Falls

    The Pinzgauer Narrow Gauge Railway

    Included Highlights

    • Pinzgauer Narrow Gauge Railway
  • Day 7: Uderns

    Enjoy a relaxing day at leisure in resort.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Zillertal Valley

    Zillertal Valley

    Included Highlights

    • Uderns
  • Day 8:

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

    Included meals: Breakfast

  • Day 9:

    Return home.

    Included meals: Breakfast

Single Room Supplement from £129.00 (9 days).

Hotels

You will stay for six nights at the Hotel Standlhof, Uderns. Overnight stays in Belgium will be in city-style hotels. 

  • Standlhof

    Family Eberharter-Putz Dorfstrasse 48, A-6271 Uderns,

    Located in the centre of Uderns in the Ziller Valley, the Hotel Standlhof is a 5-minute drive from the Hoch-Fügen Ski Area. It offers a sauna, a hot tub and a steam bath, as well as free Wi-Fi throughout the property. All rooms have a balcony overlooking the Zillertal Alps and are furnished in a classic Tyrolean style. The Standlhof’s restaurant serves Austrian cuisine and Tyrolean specialities.

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

Joining points

Travel from most joining points is included within your coach holiday price; some carry a supplement of £20pp. To find your nearest joining point, search using your postcode below.

For a full list of our joining points, click here.

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