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(Tour code: IBX18)

9-day Christmas holiday in the heart of the Tyrol

Innsbruck, our base in the Tyrol, is ideal for yuletide trips to pretty Kufstein, medieval Rattenberg and the Alpine town of Seefeld. The Zillertalbahn steam railway is a real highlight, as it winds its way up to the winter resort of Mayrhofen through stunning scenery.

  • Innsbruck
  • The Zillertalbahn Railway
  • Horse-drawn sleigh ride in Seefeld
  • Kufstein
  • Rattenberg
  • Christmas Lunch
What’s Included
  • Standard Class Rail
    Heritage Rail Excursion
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
    Christmas Lunch
  • Sleigh Ride in Seefeld

Christmas in the Tyrol 2017Tour Details

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Days 1-2 Cologne

London to Cologne and Innsbruck

Today, we meet at our Dedicated Departure Office at London St Pancras, we board the Eurostar service to Brussels, where we transfer to Cologne for an overnight stay. On Day 2, we continue by rail to Innsbruck via Munich.

  • Day 1 - Dinner
  • Day 2 - Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 Innsbruck

Exploring Innsbruck on Christmas Eve

Today we enjoy a guided tour of Innsbruck, seeing highlights including the Golden Roof and the Imperial Palace in the charming Old Town. The city enjoys a spectacular location in the Inn Valley surrounded by lofty snow-capped peaks. The Tyrolean capital's magnificently preserved Old Town still reflects the city's historic and cultural past with its wonderful Renaissance, Baroque buildings and Tyrolean architecture. Innsbruck is a popular winter sports destination, having hosted the winter Olympics in 1964. Your afternoon is free to explore; the Christmas Market on Maria Theresien Street is well worth a visit. Tonight we enjoy a gala dinner at the hotel to celebrate Christmas.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 Innsbruck

Christmas Day at leisure in Innsbruck

Today is Christmas Day, you are free in festive Innsbruck to explore. At midday, we sit down to a traditional Christmas lunch at the hotel.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 The Zillertalbahn
The Zillertalbahn

The Zillertalbahn

Today is Boxing Day, and our excursion takes us through the magnificent Ziller Valley on the Zillertalbahn Railway to Mayrhofen.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6 Seefeld

A Sleigh Ride in Seefeld

We travel to Seefeld today, where we enjoy a magical sleigh ride through the wintry scenery after which you have free time to enjoy the town and its beautiful 13th century St Oswald Parish Church.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7 Kufstein


We pay a visit to Kufstein today. A town of classic Tyrolean architecture and Austrian charm, Kufstein's centrepiece is a majestic fortress which sits on a hill. We also travel to nearby Rattenberg.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Days 8-9 Eurostar

By rail to Cologne and London

Today we leave Innsbruck and Austria, travelling to Cologne where we stay overnight. On Day 9, we continue to Brussels where we connect with the Eurostar service to London.

  • Day 8 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 9 - Breakfast
Please note

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour will feature the same excursions, the order may differ from that shown above.

Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

What’s included

An escorted experience and all travel arrangements

  • The services of a professional UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • Exclusive meeting point at our dedicated Departure Office in St Pancras
  • Standard Class rail travel as described

Comfortable accommodation in your destination

  • 8 nights' hotel accommodation

Delicious meals included

  • 16 meals including 8 breakfasts, 1 Lunch and 7 dinners including a festive Christmas lunch on Christmas Day


Exciting excursions and free time to explore

  • Guided tour of Innsbruck
  • Visit to Seefeld
  • Horse-drawn sleigh ride
  • Journey on the Zillertalbahn Railway
  • Free time in Mayrhofen
  • Time at leisure Innsbruck
  • Free time in Kufstein
  • Free time in Rattenberg
Phil Conde
Lynne Broadley
Kathryn Cambridge
Lori Mcclaren
Christmas in the Tyrol

9-day Christmas holiday in the heart of the Tyrol


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