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Steam Railways of Austria

8 days from £799*
Departing: May - September 2019
* Price shown: 10 May 2019 from LGW - EZY8981
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LOW DEPOSITS - JUST £49 PER PERSON*

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.

Tour 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 the three-star Hotel Erzherzog Johann, Uderns
  • A ride on the Zillertal Steam Railway and Achensee Cog Railway
  • Visits to Innsbruck and Lake Achensee
  • Return flights from the UK to Munich
  • Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel and transfers
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Your Itinerary

Day One: Fly to Munich

Fly to Munich and transfer to your hotel, 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 at your hotel 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 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
BHX
BHX 10 May 2019 £859
BHX
BHX 14 June 2019 £909
BHX
BHX 06 September 2019 £939
BHX
BHX 20 September 2019 £909
BRS
BRS 10 May 2019 £899
BRS
BRS 14 June 2019 £939
BRS
BRS 06 September 2019 £969
BRS
BRS 20 September 2019 £939
CWL
CWL 17 May 2019 £859
CWL
CWL 07 June 2019 £879
CWL
CWL 06 September 2019 £909
CWL
CWL 20 September 2019 £879
EDI
EDI 10 May 2019 £849
EDI
EDI 14 June 2019 £889
EDI
EDI 13 September 2019 £889
EDI
EDI 27 September 2019 £889
LGW
LGW 10 May 2019 £799
LGW
LGW 17 May 2019 £829
LGW
LGW 07 June 2019 £849
LGW
LGW 13 September 2019 £849
LGW
LGW 27 September 2019 £849
LHR
LHR 10 May 2019 £829
LHR
LHR 14 June 2019 £879
LHR
LHR 06 September 2019 £909
LHR
LHR 20 September 2019 £879
LTN
LTN 10 May 2019 £799
LTN
LTN 14 June 2019 £849
LTN
LTN 13 September 2019 £849
LTN
LTN 27 September 2019 £849
MAN
MAN 17 May 2019 £859
MAN
MAN 07 June 2019 £889
MAN
MAN 06 September 2019 £959
MAN
MAN 20 September 2019 £929
STN
STN 10 May 2019 £799
STN
STN 17 May 2019 £829
STN
STN 07 June 2019 £849
STN
STN 13 September 2019 £849
STN
STN 27 September 2019 £849

Hotel Erzherzog Johann ★★★

This family-run hotel is located in the village of Uderns in the pretty Zillertal Valley, at the heart of the beautiful Tyrol.

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.

*This low deposit offer applies to new bookings made between 11th September and 3rd October 2018 only. This offer applies to selected flight-inclusive holidays only. Exclusions apply. This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.