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Explore the magnificent Tyrol, Austria’s picture-perfect mountain region. With Alpine scenery galore, as well as plenty of bustling towns and cities to discover, the Tyrol is always an exciting place to visit. On our holiday, we’ll take in some of its best sights, including Salzburg, Kufstein and Innsbruck.
Salzburg is famous for The Sound of Music, although there’s plenty more to discover here. A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997, Salzburg is filled with beautiful sights, including the Old Town, the Cathedral, Mirabell Palace, and Mozart’s birthplace.
We’ll also take a trip to Kufstein, where we can soak up the incredible Alpine views and admire Kufstein Fortress, which overlooks the town. Wander through the Altstadt (Old Town) and take in its picturesque lanes and old buildings.Our final excursion will take us to Innsbruck, the Tyrol’s capital and largest city. There’s so much to see here, and we’ll have time at leisure to take it all in, from the famous Goldenes Dachl (Golden Roof) building, to the Imperial Hofburg.
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Day One: UK to Brandenburg
Fly from your chosen airport to Innsbruck, where you will be met and transferred to our hotel, for your six night stay. (D)
Days Two to Six: Brandenburg
Enjoy the surrounding scenery on our included and optional excursions. (B,D)
Day Seven: Brandenburg to UK
Transfer to Innsbruck airport for your return flight home. (B)
Enjoy a stay in the comfortable Hotel Ascherwirt, located in peaceful Brandenberg. This relaxing hotel features traditional decor, with each room offering a great place to retire to after a day of exploration.
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Full Day: Innsbruck and Vipiteno
The charming city of Innsbruck, capital of the Tyrol and set at the foot of the stunning Alps. There is a wide range of shops, bars and restaurants, as well as impressive architecture to admire. A drive over the stunning Brenner Pass takes us to the pretty Italian town of Vipiteno in the beautiful South Tyrol.
Full Day: Salzburg Markets
Explore the beautiful city of Salzburg, famous as the birthplace of Mozart and filming location of ‘The Sound of Music’. Visit the traditional Christmas markets and pick up some seasonal gifts and festive fayre.
Half Day: Kufstein
Join us on our visit to charming Kufstein, a village just over the border from Bavaria. This charming destination is dominated by an ancient fortress, first mentioned in 1205. Today it houses the local museum, and the biggest open air organ in the world can be found in the castle tower.
Full Day: Tyrolean Villages
We'll explore some of the nearby Tyrolean villages to discover traditional atmospheres and pretty townscapes, visiting Kitzbuhl, Kirchberg and Westendorf during our excursion. In Kitzbuhl we'll find charming medieval architecture, and in bustling Kirchberg can enjoy the surrounding alpine setting. Meanwhile, Westendorf is a wonderful little town with something for everyone, from shopping to sightseeing. Explore at leisure during our time in these three superb settings.
Guided walking tour of Innsbruck
To learn more about Innsbruck, and to take in even more of the splendid sights, we’ll also be able to join an optional guided walking tour of the city. This will give us greater insight into Innsbruck’s history, and will allow us to tour more of the city.
Guided walking tour of Salzburg
Why not join our interesting guided city tour to make sure you see all the highlights of Salzburg and gain an insight into some of the magnificent buildings, such as the impressive cathedral.
Half Day: Berchtesgaden
Join our excellent excursion to the beautiful town of Berchtesgaden, situated in a valley surrounded by the German Alps. Berchtesgaden has retained its original, charming character, with the house fronts, palace and market place still being decorated with pretty murals.
Half Day: Wendelstein Rack Railway
We offer a half day excursion to enjoy a ride on the Wendlestein Rack Railway. Take in the spectacular views as we travel through seven tunnels, eight galleries and over twelve bridges to the 1838 metre high mountain summit.
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.