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Steam Railways of Austria

8 days from £809*
Departing: June - September 2018
* Price shown: 22 June 2018 from London Stansted - STN
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Dates available:

  • 18th May
  • 1st June
  • 8th June
  • 29th June
  • 6th July

Scenic rail journeys

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.

Steam Railways of Austria Holiday Highlights

  • Explore Innsbruck, the imperial Tyrolean capital
  • Travel on the lovingly maintained vintage trains of the Achensee Cog Railway
  • Optional excursions to Salzburg and the spectacular Krimml Falls

What does the price include?

  • Seven nights' half-board accommodation at three-star Hotel Gerloserhof, Gerlos
  • A ride on the Zillertal Steam Railway
  • Visits to Innsbruck and Lake Achensee
  • 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

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

Day Two: Ride the Zillertal Steam Railway to Mayrhofen

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: Optional excursion to Salzburg

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: Visit Innsbruck and the Olympic ski-jump at Bergisel

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 visit 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.

Day Five: Optional excursion to Tratzberg Castle

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: Ride the Achenseebahn's cog railway to Lake Achensee

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: Enjoy a railway journey to the Krimml Falls on an optional excursion

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: Flight home to the UK

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
Birmingham
Birmingham 08 June 2018 £879
Birmingham
Birmingham 29 June 2018 £879
Birmingham
Birmingham 14 September 2018 £909
Birmingham
Birmingham 28 September 2018 £889
Bristol
Bristol 22 June 2018 £899
Bristol
Bristol 06 July 2018 £929
Bristol
Bristol 07 September 2018 £929
Cardiff
Cardiff 22 June 2018 £839
Cardiff
Cardiff 06 July 2018 £869
Cardiff
Cardiff 07 September 2018 £869
Cardiff
Cardiff 21 September 2018 £1119
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 08 June 2018 £859
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 29 June 2018 £909
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 14 September 2018 £889
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 28 September 2018 £869
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 08 June 2018 £809
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 22 June 2018 £839
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 29 June 2018 £859
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 06 July 2018 £839
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 07 September 2018 £839
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 14 September 2018 £839
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 21 September 2018 £909
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 28 September 2018 £819
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 08 June 2018 £839
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 29 June 2018 £839
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 14 September 2018 £869
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 28 September 2018 £849
London Luton
London Luton 08 June 2018 £809
London Luton
London Luton 29 June 2018 £809
London Luton
London Luton 14 September 2018 £839
London Luton
London Luton 28 September 2018 £819
London Stansted
London Stansted 22 June 2018 £809
London Stansted
London Stansted 06 July 2018 £839
London Stansted
London Stansted 07 September 2018 £939
London Stansted
London Stansted 21 September 2018 £909
Manchester
Manchester 22 June 2018 £869
Manchester
Manchester 06 July 2018 £929
Manchester
Manchester 07 September 2018 £889
Manchester
Manchester 21 September 2018 £959

Hotel Gerloserhof ★★★

This family-run hotel is centrally located in the village of Gerlos, in the pretty Zillertal Valley - the heart of the beautiful Tyrol. The Isskogelbahn cable car station is situated 300 metres from the hotel. From here, you can ascend 1900 metres above sea level to enjoy the views or take a walk amongst the surrounding mountains.

Further Information

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately two hours and 45 minutes.

Steam-hauled rail journeys

Please note that in the unlikely event of a steam train breaking down and/or being unavailable, we reserve the right to substitute the engine with a diesel locomotive. 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.

Foreign Office Travel Advice

Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.

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Steam Railways of Austria reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Steam Railways of AustriaScores 8.6 out of 10 based on 41 reviews
(7 out of 10)

CHRISTINE

Couple
the holiday was very enjoyable , the only disappointment that as the holiday was advertised as Steam Trains of Austria was there was not enough train trips , I think it was a bit miss leading title for the holiday
Confirmed traveller: 13 October 2017
Published on: 08 November 2017
(10 out of 10)

EDWARD

Gloucester Couple
Well organised and we'll executed.
Confirmed traveller: 13 October 2017
Published on: 22 October 2017
(7 out of 10)

ALAN

Lowestoft Couple
Hotel service was adequate but lacked warmth and friendliness.
Confirmed traveller: 13 October 2017
Published on: 21 October 2017
(10 out of 10)

HOWARD

Canterbury, Kent Couple
Wow is the best way to describe this trip. Well organised in such a beautiful setting. Everything about this trip was a true delight. The additional (at extra cost) trips were good value for money as well as being truly entertaining.
Confirmed traveller: 29 September 2017
Published on: 26 October 2017
(10 out of 10)

BRYAN

Northampton Couple
One of the best Newmarket holidays to date.

have to add we are not keen on flying with Ryan Air, but onthis occasion flights were on time and there were no problems.
Confirmed traveller: 29 September 2017
Published on: 19 October 2017
(9 out of 10)

VERONICA

Friends
Excellent holiday, tour manager was very knowledgeable & friendly. Weather was fantastic, & Saltsburg airport was much much better than the one advertised. Hotel was clean & food was good, only let down by the owners who were not all friendly, they only smiled & acknowledged us when the Newmarket inspectors were there! Rest of the staff made up for them though, the Hungarian water was certainly a character.
Confirmed traveller: 29 September 2017
Published on: 17 October 2017
(9 out of 10)

YVONNE

Bromley Couple
Fabulous trip. Flight & transfers no problems. Lovely hotel. Fab scenery. Great excursions.
Confirmed traveller: 29 September 2017
Published on: 16 October 2017