Austrian Winter Wonderland
Join us for a festive few days in the Austrian Tyrol. Stay in a warm and welcoming hotel surrounded by a picture-postcard landscape of pretty villages and snow-capped peaks. Visit the elegant Tyrolean capital, Innsbruck, to explore its atmospheric old town, browse its elegant shops and stores, and join the festivities in its marvellous Christmas markets. You'll also have the chance to join us and discover the Tyrol's glorious winter scenery and welcoming little towns on an optional excursion.
WHAT DOES THE PRICE INCLUDE?
Day One: Outbound flight from the UK
Fly to Zurich or Innsbruck, meet your Tour Manager and transfer to your hotel in Flirsch am Arlberg. Settle in to your cosy surroundings, and enjoy dinner at your leisure in the welcoming hotel restaurant.
Day Two: Included visit to Innsbruck
Spend today exploring Innsbruck. You'll see the landmarks of the city's outskirts, the Wilten Monastery and Olympic ski-jump, and then pass through the Triumphal Arch into the city itself. Stroll along the elegant main street, Maria-Theresien-Strasse, and see the Golden Roof - the copper-tiled covering above the Kaiser’s window overlooking the square.
At this time of year, a number of charming Christmas markets appear around Innsbruck for you to explore. Wander around the traditional Christmas market beneath the Golden Roof, head to the market on the city's vast market square, or visit the stalls of the market along Maria-Theresien-Strasse. You may also like to stop for coffee and cake in one of the cafes in the Old Town, or perhaps ride the Hungerburg Funicular (payable locally) from its futuristic base station to the summit station where you'll be treated to spectacular views and another small but lovely Christmas market.
Day Three: Optional Alpine scenery tour
Relax in your hotel, maybe enjoying the warming facilities of the spa, or join us to explore on an Alpine Winter Panorama excursion. Journey through the heart of the Tyrolean countryside by coach to discover snowy mountains and a rolling patchwork of forest and meadows dotted with idyllic villages and famous resorts. Highlights for your day might include the bustling, world-famous ski resorts of St Anton and Seefeld, where you'll find elegant shops and stores, restaurants and bars all surrounded by the Tyrol's magnificent mountain scenery.
Day Four: Fly back to the UK
Say goodbye to your Tyrolean hosts, today, and transfer back to the airport to check in for your flight home.
Hotel transfer times
The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately one hour and 15 minutes from Innsbruck airport, and two and a half hours from Zurich airport.
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 room tax
Some regions of Austria have a tourist tax of between two and three € per person per night, which is payable directly to the hotel by the guest on check-out.
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.