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Experience more with so much included

  • Stay in picturesque Seefeld in the heart of the astonishing Austrian Tyrol
  • Experience some of the world’s most breath-taking alpine scenery
  • Sightseeing tour of Innsbruck - Royal City of the Habsburgs
  • Experience the Achensee Cog Railway using original 19th century steam locomotives
  • Visit the wonderfully preserved Cistercian Monastery at Stams with its amazingly intricate baroque and gold leaf decoration
  • Tour the Italian Tyrol visiting the stunning town of Bolzano and the spa town of Merano
  • Visit the former silver mining village of Rattenberg, full of beautiful 15th century buildings
  • Tour the iconic Neuschwanstein Castle - seat of the Bavarian Kings
  • See the immense Oetz valley glaciers
  • Option to join a complimentary guided walk
  • Return scheduled flights

Selected departures from May to October 2019

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At a Glance
7 nights in 4-star superior accommodation
Return flights & transfers
Programme of daily tours & visits
Half board
Expert tour manager
Checked Luggage
 

Overview

A tour experiencing some of the world’s most breath-taking scenery including the Italian Tyrol, Innsbruck, Austria, Bavaria and Italy, the Brenner Pass, ancient Roman roads, the Zugspitze and the staggering remains of a Stone Age man.

Stunning pink and grey snow-capped mountain peaks; sparklingly clear and torrentially flowing streams; verdant meadows; swathes of densely forested hillsides; shimmering lakes; wooden chalets bedecked with bright flowerboxes; iconic onion shaped church spires. Coupled with a tradition of genuine hospitality, tasty cuisine, excellent local wine, schnapps and great beer, plus an intriguing history stretching back to pre-historic times – all the unmistakable hallmarks of the astonishingly beautiful Tyrol. We stay in the utterly charming alpine village of Seefeld, a perfect spot from which to explore the many and varied highlights of this mountainous province, bisected by the twisting river Inn.

We enjoy the culture, imperial history and historic treasures of the region’s capital Innsbruck, marvel at the mountain vistas and the awe inspiring natural beauty of the glaciers and towering summits of the Oetz valley. See Germany’s highest mountain, the Zugspitze and the towering turrets of the fairy-tale castle of Neuschwanstein. Travel by train on one of the world’s oldest steam railways, still using original locomotives from the line’s 1888 opening. Plus venture along the outstandingly beautiful Brenner Pass, guarded at every twist and turn by a host of medieval castles, to explore the melting pot of architecture and language where north meets south in the Südtirol. Once an integral piece of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, now the northernmost part of Italy, culturally the area is unmistakably part of the Tyrol. In its capital Bolzano, you can visit one of the planet’s oldest men - Oetzi the Iceman – a remarkably preserved Stone Age mountain dweller. It is clear there is so much more to the Austrian Tyrol and its surroundings than at first meets the eye.

Of course you will adore some of the world’s most outstandingly beautiful Alpine scenery but also discover some real hidden treasures: delightfully medieval Rattenberg, once a silver mining centre, now an atmospheric village; the gorgeous stucco work and gilded altar of Stams Monastery; Innsbruck’s glittering polished copper ‘Golden Roof’ and fabulously decorated Hofkirche founded by the Habsburgs; Merano’s affluent spa town, Belle Époque elegance and a host of other gems just cry out to be explored. You will be enchanted by this amazing blend of gorgeous scenery, crisp mountain air, immense glaciers, and sloping chalet-style wooden buildings in perfect harmony with their stunning surroundings and the host of fascinating towns and places of interest at the heart of one of Europe’s most fascinating regions.

Your Itinerary

Price Includes

The price of this holiday is per person based on two people sharing a standard twin room. Single rooms are available at a £99pp supplement and and Junior Suites are available at a £95pp supplement. The price also includes return flights; airport departure taxes and transfers; accommodation taxes; seven nights’ four-star accommodation with breakfast and dinner at the Krumer’s Post Hotel; all tours and transport as mentioned; the services of an experienced Riviera Travel tour manager. 

Included excursions are a sightseeing guided tour of Innsbruck; entrance and guided tour of Stams Monastery and Neuschwanstein Castle; a journey on the Achensee Cog Steam Railway;

The opening and closing dates of some mountain passes are dependent on local weather conditions, therefore some of the routes mentioned may be subject to change.

Austrian twin beds are generally one base with two mattresses and individual bed linen.

Complimentary Guided Walk

An increasing number of you want to stretch your legs whilst away so you may want to join a complimentary walk today. It’s not arduous, though it is best to have light walking shoes or good trainers.

We start our leisurely walk in Seefeld and head out of the centre towards the Casino Arena - the home of the Olympic ski jump - before continuing through the alpine meadows to Mösern. We then follow a delightful track through an unspoilt forest teeming with wildlife, with our guide describing the flora and fauna we encounter. We arrive at Lake Mösern where you can relax, take in the mountain views and after time for a cup of tea we head back to Seefeld through the meadows.

It’s a superb, leisurely trip but places are strictly limited and must be pre-booked. This is not bookable online so please contact our reservations department for more information or to book.

Please note: This walk is around 6 miles and the day on which the walk takes place is usually your free day, although will be confirmed by your tour manager in-resort.

Useful Information

Mobility

We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitability of the holiday due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to call us to discuss these concerns. General information on mobility in connection with our tours can be found here.

Transfer Times

All transfer times listed here are approximate, and dependent on traffic. If you have a question regarding transfer times please don't hesitate to contact us

  Airport    Hotel location   Transfer time 
 Munich Airport  Seefeld 2 hrs

Fact File

  • Currency: Euro
  • Deposit: £100 per person
  • Flight Time: Approx. 1 hr 50 mins to 2 hrs 15 mins
  • Language: German
  • Time Zone: GMT+1
  • Country: Austria

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