Breathtaking natural beauty
Join us in the heart of the Tyrol. Celebrate the season in a warm and welcoming hotel, surrounded by a landscape of pretty towns and villages set beneath snow-capped peaks. With an included visit to Imperial Innsbruck, and opportunities to join some wonderful optional excursions, this will be a Christmas to remember.
WHAT DOES THE PRICE INCLUDE?
Fly to Munich or Innsbruck and head through the countryside into Austria to Hotel Krone. Our Tyrolean Christmas is based in the traditional village of Oberperfuss, set beneath the Rangger Kopfl mountains - 15 km west of regional capital Innsbruck and close to the well-known cross-country skiing Mecca of Seefeld.
Explore the beautiful city of Innsbruck, with its elegant main street, Maria-Theresien-Strasse. Look for unusual gifts among the wooden stalls of the colourful Christmas Market, nestled beneath the famous copper-tiled 'Golden Roof'. Be sure to stop for 'coffee and cake' at one of countless cafes in the Altstadt, this sparkling Alpine jewel's magical heart.
This evening enjoy a guided pre-dinner festive 'lantern walk' in the company of your hosts.
Day Three (Christmas Eve)
Today's optional excursion offers the chance to visit the alpine town of Kitzbuhel, and to board the Zell am See steam train as it huffs and puffs its way to Mittersill.
Upon returning to Oberperfuss, enjoy a traditional Christmas Eve snack of gluhwein (mulled wine) and cookies, before sitting down to a festive Austrian dinner this evening.
Day Four (Christmas Day)
Today, pay a visit to the delightful nearby resort of Seefeld, before sitting down to a three-course Christmas Day turkey lunch at your hotel. After a relaxed afternoon, dinner will also be served.
Day Five (Boxing Day)
Today we offer the chance to visit Rattenberg and its quaint pedestrianised centre. With just 400 inhabitants it is Austria's smallest historic town, and is famous for its crystal glass stores. Those who wish to can opt to visit the unusual, but fascinating and spectacular, Swarovski Crystal Worlds. See crystals large and small, and artworks by the likes of Andy Warhol and Salvador Dali, in a state-of-the-art subterranean space - one of the most striking sights of the whole holiday.
Round off a wonderful festive break with a four-course farewell dinner at the hotel, accompanied by traditional Tyrolean live music.
Bid 'auf wiedersehen' to your Austrian hosts, before you transfer back to Munich for your return flight.
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.
Hotel transfer times
The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately two hours.
European closing times
Shops in Europe will generally close from early afternoon on Christmas Eve until 27th December. Included tours and excursions have been chosen for their scenic or historic value.
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.
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.
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.
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.