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Join our relaxing holiday, based in the picture-postcard scenery of the Brixen Valley at the foot of the Kitzbühler Alps. The typically authentic Austrian village of Westendorf offers many delights, from monumental mountain views, to flower covered balconies and Tyrolean hospitality.
In your leisure time in this popular town, why not take one of the nearby cable cars up to enjoy the surrounding views? At the top you can take one of the easy or challenging walks, or simply relax with a drink and take in the landscapes.
Day Eight - Westendorf to France/Belgium
We leave Westendorf and make our way to France/Belgium for our final overnight stay. (B,D)
We head back to Calais, for our return crossing to the UK, then onward home. (B)
B,D : Breakfast, dinner
The charming Hotel Post in Westendorf is situated in the centre of the Kitzbuhl Alps, ensuring it enjoys a wonderful position. With excellent facilities and comfortable guest rooms, guests are sure to enjoy their stay here.
Full Day: Grossglockner Pass
Sit back and enjoy the scenery for which the Tyrol region is renowned, as we journey along the stunning Grossglockner Pass. This is the highest surfaced mountain pass road in the country, winding its way through the mountain scenery, passing glorious peaks and green meadows. Simply relax and let us drive you through this wonderful part of Austria.
Full Day: Innsbruck and Rattenberg
Today we visit the beautiful city of Innsbruck, overlooked by the magnificent Karwendel Alps. Explore the historic centre, where top sights include the famous Golden Roof building, or why not venture down the quieter streets, where you might find some tasty local treats, such as smoked meats, traditional schnapps and Sachertorte cakes. We’ll also call at pretty Rattenberg, where we enjoy a traditional apple strudel making demonstration, which we can taste along with a coffee, before calling at the local Kisslinger Glass showroom.
Half Day: Kitzbuhl
Join us on our visit to Kitzbuhl, a charming town located at the heart of the Tyrol region, where fashionable shops line the main streets in the historic centre. The area is popular as a winter sport destination, whilst in Summer, many people enjoy hiking nearby. Why not relax and visit one of the lovely street cafes, to enjoy a coffee and watch the world go by,
Half Day: Mayrhofen
Join our scenic optional trip today, as we take a drive through the Tyrolean landscapes to call at the charming town of Mayrhofen. Located in the Ziller Valley, at the heart of this beautiful region, Mayrhofen boasts beautiful views, as well as a charming town centre. Why not relax with a drink, soak up the surrounding scenery and watch the world go by.
Half Day: Zell am See
Located in the Kitzbuhler Alps, along the Zell Valley, the picturesque town of Zell am See is popular with visitors to the Tyrol region. Enjoy the panoramic lake and mountain views and take a stroll in the old town to see St Hippolyte’s Church. Wander along the popular promenade and take in the views or explore the historical centre, home to a medieval tower and gothic church. Those with an interest in local history may choose to visit the town’s Heimatmuseum.
Innsbruck walking tour
To learn more about Innsbruck, and to take in even more of the splendid sights, we’ll also offer 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. Look out for the famous 'Golden Roof' building, which is one of the most photographed landmarks here.
We head to medieval Kufstein, a small town just over the border from Bavaria in Germany. The landscape here is dominated by the ancient fortress, first mentioned in 1205. Today the fortress is also the location for the local museum and the castle tower, which houses the biggest open air organ in the world.