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Steam Railways of Austria

8 days from £679*
Departing: May - October 2017
* Price shown: 13 October 2017 from London Gatwick - LGW - UQR
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Relax and "let the train take the strain" as you explore a world of green pastures, wooden chalets, forests and distant peaks, as you take a trip along some of Austria's most memorable vintage rail routes. Visit Innsbruck, and enjoy warm Tyrolean hospitality as you stay amid the green valleys of the Zillertal Alps.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • A ride on the Zillertal Steam Railway
  • Innsbruck, the imperial Tyrolean capital and Ambras Castle
  • The lovingly maintained vintage trains of the Achensee Cog Railway
  • Optional excursions to Salzburg and the spectacular Krimml Falls
  • Seven nights' half-board accommodation at three-star Hotel Almhof Lackner, Ried im Zillertal
  • Return flights from the UK to Austria
  • Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel and transfers
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Itinerary

Day One

Fly to Munich and transfer to your hotel in Ried im Zillertal, which lies at the heart of the Zillertal Valley, surrounded by green meadows and forested hills.

Day Two

Join today's included excursion on the historic, narrow-gauge Zillertal Steam Railway. Enjoy a glass of warming schnapps as you journey through stunning Tyrolean scenery from Jenbach to the chic ski resort of Mayrhofen, in the shadow of the great Hintertux Glacier. Explore the resort, or perhaps take a cable-car ride (payable locally) and enjoy the panorama from the terrace of a mountain restaurant.

Day Three

Discover Salzburg - the 'Sound of Music' city and birthplace of Mozart - on today's optional excursion. Beneath the imposing Hohensalzburg castle and beside the Salzach river, Salzburg is a treasure-trove of onion-domed churches, elegant squares and cobbled thoroughfares. Don't miss the Castle, which towers 400 feet above the city, and offers predictably wonderful views, or the exquisite Dom cathedral with its frescoes.

Day Four

Today's destination is the imperial city of Innsbruck. We'll enter the city through the triumphal arch built to celebrate Archduke Leopold's marriage, and our guided tour will reveal the old town, elegant Maria-Theresien-Strasse (the main street) and the famous copper-tiled 'Golden Roof' built for Emperor Maximillian I.

Stop for coffee and cake at one of the cafes before we continue to the Olympic ski-jump at Bergisel, and onward to Ambras Castle, in the hills above the city, to see the exquisite portraits and carvings of the Spanish Hall and the bizzare paintings in the Chamber of Art and Curiosities.

Day Five

Rest and relax in Ried im Zillertal today, or join our optional excursion to Tratzberg Castle. Perched high in the woods above Jenbach, the 500-year-old castle's white walls protect a beautifully preserved Renaissance courtyard and the ornate genealogical murals of the Habsburg Hall, and are reached by a 'tourist train' from the castle inn below.

Later, see skilled local craftsmen at work blowing glass, working with crystal and - most important - taste traditionally baked Apfelstrudel on a stop in the Tyrol's smallest town, Rattenberg.

Day Six

On today's included excursion we'll ride the Achenseebahn's narrow-gauge cog railway from Jenbach to Lake Achensee. The lake is the Tyrol's largest body of water and its beach-fringed, wooded shores are popular with local bathers, and you'll have time to relax here, or board a lake-steamer for a cruise turquoise waters (payable locally).

Day Seven

Our final optional excursion includes a ride on the historic Pinzgauer Lokalbahn, beneath the Kitzbuhler Alps and through Hohe Tauern National Park to the Krimml Falls. Walk to the foot of the falls, and follow the path up the Krimmler Ache valley alongside the three-tiered torrent, before we return to Ried im Zillertal for a final dinner at the hotel.

Day Eight

Say goodbye to your Tyrolean hosts, today, as we board the coach and return to the airport to catch your flight home.
Departure Airport Date Price From Code
Birmingham
Birmingham 05 May 2017 £699.00 NF7UQT12
Birmingham
Birmingham 19 May 2017 £715.00 NF7UQT12
Birmingham
Birmingham 02 June 2017 £759.00 NF7UQT12
Birmingham
Birmingham 30 June 2017 £759.00 NF7UQT12
Birmingham
Birmingham 29 September 2017 £749.00 NF7UQT12
Birmingham
Birmingham 13 October 2017 £699.00 NF7UQT12
Bristol
Bristol 12 May 2017 £745.00 NF7UQP12
Bristol
Bristol 23 June 2017 £789.00 NF7UQP12
Bristol
Bristol 07 July 2017 £799.00 NF7UQP12
Bristol
Bristol 08 September 2017 £799.00 NF7UQP12
Bristol
Bristol 22 September 2017 £789.00 NF7UQP12
Bristol
Bristol 06 October 2017 £749.00 NF7UQP12
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 12 May 2017 £735.00 NF7UQQ12
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 23 June 2017 £779.00 NF7UQQ12
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 07 July 2017 £789.00 NF7UQQ12
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 08 September 2017 £789.00 NF7UQQ12
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 22 September 2017 £779.00 NF7UQQ12
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 06 October 2017 £739.00 NF7UQQ12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 05 May 2017 £679.00 NF7UQR12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 12 May 2017 £695.00 NF7UQR12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 19 May 2017 £695.00 NF7UQR12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 02 June 2017 £739.00 NF7UQR12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 23 June 2017 £739.00 NF7UQR12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 30 June 2017 £739.00 NF7UQR12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 07 July 2017 £749.00 NF7UQR12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 08 September 2017 £749.00 NF7UQR12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 22 September 2017 £739.00 NF7UQR12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 29 September 2017 £729.00 NF7UQR12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 06 October 2017 £699.00 NF7UQR12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 13 October 2017 £679.00 NF7UQR12
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 05 May 2017 £699.00 NF7UQS12
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 19 May 2017 £715.00 NF7UQS12
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 02 June 2017 £759.00 NF7UQS12
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 30 June 2017 £759.00 NF7UQS12
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 29 September 2017 £749.00 NF7UQS12
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 13 October 2017 £699.00 NF7UQS12
London Luton
London Luton 05 May 2017 £679.00 NF7UQU12
London Luton
London Luton 12 May 2017 £695.00 NF7UQU12
London Luton
London Luton 19 May 2017 £695.00 NF7UQU12
London Luton
London Luton 02 June 2017 £739.00 NF7UQU12
London Luton
London Luton 23 June 2017 £739.00 NF7UQU12
London Luton
London Luton 30 June 2017 £739.00 NF7UQU12
London Luton
London Luton 07 July 2017 £749.00 NF7UQU12
London Luton
London Luton 08 September 2017 £749.00 NF7UQU12
London Luton
London Luton 22 September 2017 £739.00 NF7UQU12
London Luton
London Luton 29 September 2017 £729.00 NF7UQU12
London Luton
London Luton 06 October 2017 £699.00 NF7UQU12
London Luton
London Luton 13 October 2017 £679.00 NF7UQU12
London Stansted
London Stansted 05 May 2017 £679.00 NF7UQW12
London Stansted
London Stansted 12 May 2017 £695.00 NF7UQW12
London Stansted
London Stansted 19 May 2017 £695.00 NF7UQW12
London Stansted
London Stansted 02 June 2017 £739.00 NF7UQW12
London Stansted
London Stansted 23 June 2017 £739.00 NF7UQW12
London Stansted
London Stansted 30 June 2017 £739.00 NF7UQW12
London Stansted
London Stansted 07 July 2017 £749.00 NF7UQW12
London Stansted
London Stansted 08 September 2017 £749.00 NF7UQW12
London Stansted
London Stansted 22 September 2017 £739.00 NF7UQW12
London Stansted
London Stansted 29 September 2017 £729.00 NF7UQW12
London Stansted
London Stansted 06 October 2017 £699.00 NF7UQW12
London Stansted
London Stansted 13 October 2017 £679.00 NF7UQW12
Manchester
Manchester 05 May 2017 £729.00 NF7UQV12
Manchester
Manchester 12 May 2017 £745.00 NF7UQV12
Manchester
Manchester 19 May 2017 £745.00 NF7UQV12
Manchester
Manchester 02 June 2017 £799.00 NF7UQV12
Manchester
Manchester 23 June 2017 £799.00 NF7UQV12
Manchester
Manchester 30 June 2017 £799.00 NF7UQV12
Manchester
Manchester 07 July 2017 £809.00 NF7UQV12
Manchester
Manchester 08 September 2017 £809.00 NF7UQV12
Manchester
Manchester 22 September 2017 £799.00 NF7UQV12
Manchester
Manchester 29 September 2017 £789.00 NF7UQV12
Manchester
Manchester 06 October 2017 £759.00 NF7UQV12
Manchester
Manchester 13 October 2017 £739.00 NF7UQV12

Hotel Almhof Lackner ★★★

Set in the broad, sunny Zillertal Valley, at the heart of the beautiful Tyrol, the Hotel Almhof Lackner is a few minutes on foot from the centre of the delightful village, and offers a warm Tyrolean welcome.

Further Information

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately two hours and 30 minutes.

Steam-hauled rail journeys

Please note that there may be occasions where one or more of the train journeys in the itinerary will not be steam-hauled. The train journeys aboard the Pinzgauer Lokalbahn on Day Seven will be steam-hauled between June and September.

Combining hotel transfers

We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

Changes to your hotels

Should circumstances require, we reserve the right to accommodate you in alternative hotels, of a similar standard, nearby. Full details of your hotels will be sent with your Final Travel Documents.

*Low deposit of £50 applies to new bookings made between 1st October and 30th November 2016 (inclusive) only. This offer only applies to selected 2016, 2017 and 2018 air breaks only. This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.