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Steam Railways of Austria

8 days from £679*
Departing: September 2017 - October 2018
* Price shown: 13 October 2017 from London Gatwick - LGW
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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 Almhof Lackner, Ried im Zillertal
  • 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, meet your tour manager and transfer by coach to the welcoming village of Ried im Zillertal in the idyllic Zillertal Valley, checking into your hotel for a welcoming schnapps. Settle into your delightful surroundings, enjoy a reviving swim in the pool, and perhaps take a stroll into the village before dinner.

Day Two

Enjoy today's first included railway journey, on the historic narrow gauge Zillertal Steam Railway, through a landscape of green pastures, farms and forests, villages and hamlets, all overlooked by distant peaks. As the vintage train makes its way from Jenbach to the chic ski resort of Mayrhofen, at the foot of the great Hintertux Glacier, enjoy folk musicians and a glass of local schnapps! Perhaps take a trip on the Tuxer Fernerhaus gondola (payable locally), which transports you to the dizzy heights of 2660m and the mountain restaurant's spectacular views. Return to the hotel at the end of a wonderful day.

Day Three

Rest and relax in Ried im Zillertal, perhaps taking to the hills on one of the many marked paths that criss-cross the valley. Alternatively, join the optional excursion to beautiful Salzburg, birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and forever associated with the movie 'The Sound of Music'. Enjoy a walking tour of this Baroque treasure trove, after which you can explore the city at your own pace. Connections with the composer are everywhere - from the Mozartplatz with its famous Glockenspiel clock, to his birthplace and family home, both of which can be visited (entrances payable locally).

Day Four

Today's included excursion brings the opportunity to discover Imperial Innsbruck, the Tyrolean capital, with its historic old town, or Altstadt, and famous Maria-Theresien-Strasse, the elegant main street. Don't miss the famous 'Golden Roof', the copper-tiled covering above the window from which the Kaiser would look down on the royal tournaments, and be sure to stop for 'coffee and cake' at one of the Old Town's countless cafes. The day will also include a visit to the striking Olympic ski-jump at Bergisel.

Day Five

Enjoy more of the delightful surroundings, or to join today's optional excursion, which takes in 500 year-old Tratzberg Castle, reached by a 'tourist train' from the castle inn. Perched high amongst the woods, Tratzberg is a 16th-century gem, beautiful preserved. This afternoon you'll visit tiny, picturebook, Rattenberg, the Tyrol's smallest town, famed for its glass-blowing and crystal work, as well as its traditional Apfelstrudel. You'll have opportunities to see artisan craftspeople at work and to taste the traditional dessert prepared by master bakers.

Day Six

A last included excursion sees you journey to Jenbach to board the historic Achenseebahn, a cog railway that climbs through stunning scenery high above the Inn Valley to Lake Achensee, Austria's largest body of water and a popular spot for bathing. Rest and relax, perhaps on one of the beaches that fringe its wooded shores, or take a cruise on a lake steamer (payable locally).

Day Seven

A last day is free to enjoy the delights of Ried im Zillertal, although many will join the final optional excursion, travelling to the Salzach Valley to board the historic Pinzgauer Lokalbahn for the unforgettable train journey beneath the Kitzbuhler Alps and on through the protected Hohe Tauern National Park to the spectacular Krimml Falls, Europe's highest. Walk to the base of the plunging torrent, or follow a trail up the side of the falls for a close-up view. NB June to September train journeys will be steam-hauled.

After a marvellous day you'll return to enjoy a last dinner in the hotel.

Day Eight

Bid "Auf Wiedersehen" to your Tyrolean hosts and make transfer back to the airport for the return flight, at the end of a wonderful 'lakes, mountains and railways' holiday.
Departure Airport Date Price From
Birmingham
Birmingham 15 September 2017 £909
Birmingham
Birmingham 06 October 2017 £719
Birmingham
Birmingham 13 October 2017 £719
Birmingham
Birmingham 04 May 2018 £769
Birmingham
Birmingham 18 May 2018 £799
Birmingham
Birmingham 08 June 2018 £819
Birmingham
Birmingham 29 June 2018 £819
Birmingham
Birmingham 14 September 2018 £849
Birmingham
Birmingham 28 September 2018 £829
Birmingham
Birmingham 12 October 2018 £769
Bristol
Bristol 08 September 2017 £999
Bristol
Bristol 11 May 2018 £805
Bristol
Bristol 01 June 2018 £839
Bristol
Bristol 22 June 2018 £839
Bristol
Bristol 06 July 2018 £869
Bristol
Bristol 07 September 2018 £869
Bristol
Bristol 21 September 2018 £869
Bristol
Bristol 05 October 2018 £819
Cardiff
Cardiff 11 May 2018 £745
Cardiff
Cardiff 01 June 2018 £779
Cardiff
Cardiff 22 June 2018 £779
Cardiff
Cardiff 06 July 2018 £809
Cardiff
Cardiff 07 September 2018 £809
Cardiff
Cardiff 21 September 2018 £809
Cardiff
Cardiff 05 October 2018 £759
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 08 September 2017 £829
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 06 October 2017 £759
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 04 May 2018 £749
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 18 May 2018 £779
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 08 June 2018 £799
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 29 June 2018 £799
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 14 September 2018 £829
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 28 September 2018 £809
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 12 October 2018 £749
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 08 September 2017 £789
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 15 September 2017 £999
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 22 September 2017 £1079
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 06 October 2017 £774
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 13 October 2017 £679
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 04 May 2018 £699
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 11 May 2018 £715
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 18 May 2018 £729
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 01 June 2018 £749
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 08 June 2018 £749
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 22 June 2018 £749
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 29 June 2018 £749
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 06 July 2018 £779
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 07 September 2018 £779
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 14 September 2018 £779
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 21 September 2018 £779
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 28 September 2018 £759
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 05 October 2018 £729
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 12 October 2018 £699
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 06 October 2017 £679
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 13 October 2017 £719
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 04 May 2018 £729
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 18 May 2018 £759
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 08 June 2018 £779
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 29 June 2018 £779
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 14 September 2018 £809
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 28 September 2018 £789
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 12 October 2018 £729
London Luton
London Luton 08 September 2017 £789
London Luton
London Luton 15 September 2017 £1009
London Luton
London Luton 06 October 2017 £719
London Luton
London Luton 04 May 2018 £699
London Luton
London Luton 18 May 2018 £729
London Luton
London Luton 08 June 2018 £749
London Luton
London Luton 29 June 2018 £749
London Luton
London Luton 14 September 2018 £779
London Luton
London Luton 28 September 2018 £759
London Luton
London Luton 12 October 2018 £699
London Stansted
London Stansted 08 September 2017 £789
London Stansted
London Stansted 22 September 2017 £829
London Stansted
London Stansted 06 October 2017 £784
London Stansted
London Stansted 13 October 2017 £699
London Stansted
London Stansted 11 May 2018 £715
London Stansted
London Stansted 01 June 2018 £749
London Stansted
London Stansted 22 June 2018 £749
London Stansted
London Stansted 06 July 2018 £779
London Stansted
London Stansted 07 September 2018 £779
London Stansted
London Stansted 21 September 2018 £779
London Stansted
London Stansted 05 October 2018 £729
Manchester
Manchester 08 September 2017 £849
Manchester
Manchester 15 September 2017 £899
Manchester
Manchester 22 September 2017 £889
Manchester
Manchester 06 October 2017 £779
Manchester
Manchester 13 October 2017 £759
Manchester
Manchester 11 May 2018 £745
Manchester
Manchester 01 June 2018 £789
Manchester
Manchester 22 June 2018 £789
Manchester
Manchester 06 July 2018 £819
Manchester
Manchester 07 September 2018 £829
Manchester
Manchester 21 September 2018 £829
Manchester
Manchester 05 October 2018 £769

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. The Zillertal Railway, or Zillertalbahn, is only a 10/15-minute walk away, enabling further exploration of the Tyrol region.

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 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.

*Low deposit of £49 per person applies to new bookings made between 21st June and 31st July 2017 (inclusive) only. This offer only applies to selected air-inclusive holidays. This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

Steam Railways of Austria reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Steam Railways of AustriaScores 8.5 out of 10 based on 15 reviews
(5 out of 10)

AHMED

Surrey Couple
Location very pretty, however we were deluged with flies in our room and in the restaurant, very unhygienic. Room a good size, beautiful view. The standard of food we found to be poor, especially when you can see flies landing on the breakfast buffet! and if they are in the restaurant they must be in the kitchen as well, to say this spoilt our appetite is an understatement and there was no attempt by the hotel to even try to get rid of them. Two days before we left we were served in the hotel with something that was supposed to be beef stroganoff, since that meal my husband had been unwell.............
However the standard of the excursions were good the driver was very friendly and Caroline our rep was lovely and friendly but also professional. Cannot fault the scenery but feel we would not return to Austria sadly.
Confirmed traveller: 09 June 2017
Published on: 29 June 2017
(8 out of 10)

SUSAN

Couple
Wonderful holiday. Only bad point was at Munich airport for pick up in coach. Driver did not have a sign 'Newmarket Holidays' so customers were wandering around lost!
Confirmed traveller: 09 June 2017
Published on: 22 June 2017
(10 out of 10)

DUDLEY

Kenilworth Friends
Another wonderful experience with a well organised Newmarket holiday. Superb hotel excellent rooms and great food with lovely staff. All excursions were fantastic, with breath taking scenery. Caroline, our courier, was brilliant, nothing to much trouble to organise. A very minor problem for some people was flies. Apparently there is a short period when the are around but two weeks after our visit the cows would be moved to high pastures and the flies will go with the.
Confirmed traveller: 09 June 2017
Published on: 22 June 2017
(8 out of 10)

ROBERT

Pitstone, Bucks Family
Generally a great holiday. The transfer arrangements back to the UK on the final day left a lot to be desired. The passengers for all the UK airports were transferred in the same coach to Munich airport. Some were scheduled to leave the airport in the afternoon, whereas others were scheduled to fly circa 9pm. The late flyers were taken to Munich city centre and left to entertain themselves for 3 hrs without much guidance as to best sights to see in the time available. Disappointing as we were not able to make the best of the opportunity.
We were not impressed with the level of knowledge of the tour manager. The rooms in the hotel were well appointed but we suffered from a deluge of house flies in the dining room. This was because the hotel is situated near a farm with cows + their manure heap. The hotel could have minimised the problem by installing a UV fly trap or two in the dining room.
Confirmed traveller: 09 June 2017
Published on: 22 June 2017
(9 out of 10)

PATRICIA

Stowmarket Couple
Very well organised visits coach travel excellent not as many steam trains as expected but those that we had were very good
Confirmed traveller: 09 June 2017
Published on: 22 June 2017
(9 out of 10)

RODNEY

MITCHAM Couple
Phil the tour manager was very good with great knowledge of the area. The hotel was excellent well situated in the middle of the village with very friendly and helpful staff especially Charlie the bar and restaurant manager. It is not often when we were leaving the entire hotel staff came out to wave goodbye.
The trip to Innsbruck a little disappointing , due to the weather the tour was done in reverse which left us less time to spend on our own in the city.
All the other trips were first class with the train trips coming out top.
Confirmed traveller: 19 May 2017
Published on: 12 June 2017
(10 out of 10)

JONATHAN

Basildon Couple
An excellent holiday with an excellent guide. The train trips were superb. We were disappointed with the guide (an Innsbruck city guide) in Innsbruck and though that the Ambros Castle trip was a waste. All other trips were excellent. I think that Phil our guide really made the difference in making the holiday so enjoyable. The hotel was very good, very much a family run hotel, with excellent rooms and views and good food.
Confirmed traveller: 19 May 2017
Published on: 06 June 2017