Swipe right and left to view details
From its snow capped peaks and tranquil lakes to pretty floral decked villages, Austria is quite simply a scene of breath-taking natural beauty and the famous setting of the iconic musical ‘The Sound of Music’. Enjoy spectacular scenery and explore the delights of Innsbruck, Kitzbühel and Berchtesgaden. A trip to Hitler's wartime retreat, the Eagle’s Nest, will bring us a breathtaking view of the Bavarian and Austrian Alps.
Friday We collect you from home to join your tour coach and travel to Folkestone for our Eurotunnel crossing to Calais and onward journey through France and into Germany and check into your hotel for your overnight stay. Dinner on arrival.
Saturday We depart after breakfast and continue our journey through Germany and into Austria to check in to the Ferienhotel Fuchs, Söll and enjoy a welcome drink on arrival.
Sunday Today we visit Innsbruck, the capital of the Tyrol and former seat of the ruling Habsburg family. Nestled at the foot of the Northern Chain Mountains, this charming city was host to the Winter Olympic Games in 1964 and 1976. We've included a horse drawn carriage ride to show you the highlights of this alpine city, including the most famous landmark of all, the Golden Roof.
Monday Today we drive to Jenbach and board the narrow gauge railway to Seespitz and head to Achensee to cruise on the largest and most beautiful of the Tyrolean lakes to Pertisau – where pretty chalet style houses are dwarfed by the surrounding Karwendel Alps.
Tuesday A day at leisure in Söll. This charming village lies in a sunny valley of hills and pastures, against the dramatic backdrop of the Hohe Salve and Wilder Kaiser mountains. It’s a fantastic base for sightseeing and sampling the ancient Austrian cultures of the Wilder Kaiser mountains. And with over 700km of signposted trails across the region, you really can’t run out of walks, from gentle strolls up to trickier hill paths. What's more, the lifts are open through the summer, so you don’t have to be a big walker to reach those views. The frescoed houses and domed church of Söll are typically Tyrolean, as are the welcoming bars and cafés.
Wednesday A fantastic excursion today travelling through unforgettable scenery as we climb over the Gerlos Pass to Krimml Falls. These magnificent falls, widely regarded as some of the best in Europe, descend over three mighty stages. We then continue to the chic ski resort of Kitzbühel. Enjoy a stroll around the old town, or time permitting, maybe take a cable car ride up the Hahnenkamm Mountain (extra cost, payable locally)
Thursday Today's included excursion first takes us to the picturesque resort of St Johann in Tyrol before we travel across the border to the Bavarian Alps where we visit Berchtesgaden. Here we visit the Eagle's Nest, dramatically perched on a mountain top, and the famed location of Hitler's secretive Alpine hideaway. We begin with a scenic drive to the Obersalzberg Mountain, from where we join a local post bus for the breathtaking journey along the Kehlstein High Road. We then ascend by luxury elevator to the Eagle's Nest summit to enjoy the stunning views overlooking Berchtesgaden and the Salzach Valley.
Friday Today we bid farewell to the beautiful Tyrol and continue to Germany for our overnight stay with dinner.
Saturday Departing after breakfast we travel to Calais for the Eurotunnel crossing and onward journey home to Wiltshire where your taxi will be waiting to return you to your home.
Ferienhotel Fuchs, Söll, Tyrol
Surrounded by rolling hills and just 10 minutes stroll from the centre, With lovely views of the surrounding mountains. This family run hotel is in an ideal location, traditionally furnished in wood style for a true Tyrolean atmosphere. All 65 bedrooms are comfortable and feature hairdryer and TV. During the summer months guests can relax on the outdoor terrace to enjoy the mountain scenery. Hotel facilities include a sauna and turkish bath. The hotel has a lift.
Look what's included!
8 nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
Platinum coach travel with extra leg room
Home pick up
Excursions and visits
Achensee train and boat ride
Visit to the Eagle's Nest
Horse drawn carriage ride in Innsbruck
Entrance to Krimml Falls