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The Alps of the Austrian Tyrol in Winter

4.0 stars(6 reviews)

Three excursions in the Austrian Tyrol by train

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2021 Tour code: IBW21

About the tour

The Austrian Tyrol is a real favourite of ours and is even more enthralling under a mantle of snow. From our base in Innsbruck, we explore some of the region's most beautiful attractions, such as the towns of Kufstein and Mayrhofen. We also visit delightful Seefeld with a horse-drawn sleigh, and Mayrhofen - which we discover on a narrow-gauge railway.


What’s included


Day 1 - London to Munich

We meet at our dedicated Departure Office in London St Pancras and depart by Eurostar to Brussels. We continue to Munich, a classic German city with impressive architecture and colourful streets, where we spend the night.

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

On Day 2, we leave Munich and continue into Austria and on to Innsbruck.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 - Exploring Innsbruck

This morning we begin our stay in the Tyrolean capital with a guided sightseeing tour. Innsbruck is known for its wonderful Renaissance and Baroque buildings, and we admire these from the maze of cobbled alleyways in the medieval Old Town. Highlights here include the dazzling Hofburg Imperial Palace and the Golden Roof, built for the Emperor Maximilian I to serve as a royal box from which he could observe the tournaments below.

Following the tour, you are free to explore independently. The Old Town is a perfect place to enjoy a coffee and to try some of the exquisite local cakes. Alternatively, take a scenic excursion into the surrounding mountains on the Stubaitalbahn Railway (payable locally). Opened in 1904, this 11-mile narrow-gauge railway connects central Innsbruck with the beautiful mountain hamlets surrounding it, climbing past idyllic scenery to more than 3,000ft at the line's peak.

  • Breakfast
Day 4 - Seefeld and a horse-drawn sleigh ride

On today's excursion we drive to Seefeld. Set on a plateau amongst Alpine peaks, Seefeld not only enjoys a spectacular backdrop, but has also become one of the Tyrol's premier resorts. Here we enjoy an atmospheric horse-drawn carriage ride through the wintry countryside, followed by time to explore the pretty town centre. Seefeld's Seekirchl, a distinctive onion-domed church, is well worth a visit.

Another popular option is Seefeld's St Oswald Parish church, which dates back to 1263 and sits right in the centre of Seefeld. Today the church is considered to be the most attractive Gothic church in the Tyrol and is well worth exploring.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 - At leisure

Today you are free.

  • Day 5 - Breakfast
  • Day 6 - Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6 - Zillertalbahn to Mayrhofen

On Day 6, our excursion takes us along the outstanding Ziller Valley on the Zillertalbahn Railway. We take the train to Jenbach, where we connect with the narrow-gauge line and travel southwards on a diesel service across the broad valley floor. Soon we arrive in Mayrhofen at the head of the valley - a popular tourist destination throughout the year.

You have some time to explore this attractive village of cobbled streets, bustling with skiers and winter sports enthusiasts at this time of year. We then travel by rail to the picturesque town of Kufstein, dominated by its magnificent fortress, for some free time.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7 - Cologne

We leave Innsbruck this morning and retrace our route back into Germany and northwards to Cologne where we spend the night.

  • Day 7 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8 - Breakfast
Day 8 - London

On Day 8, our morning departure sees us travelling on the high-speed service to Brussels where we connect with the Eurostar service for our journey to London St Pancras.

  • Breakfast

Additional information

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.

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.


Hotel Innsbruck, Innsbruck

Hotel Innsbruck, Innsbruck

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4.0 stars4.0 / 5 · 6 reviews

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Mrs C Maskell

5 stars

Submitted 18 Apr 2019

Lovely hotel, excellent tour manager , met some lovely people, plenty of snow

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Mrs P England

3 stars

Submitted 09 Apr 2018

In hindsight, too much of the holiday was spent travelling to Innsbruck. Our accomodation at the hotel was not of the standard we expected, the room was small and very dark with no view. The standard of evening dinners was poor with little choice.

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4 stars

Submitted 30 Mar 2017

Well organised tour. Excellent hotel.

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Mr A Varley

4 stars

Submitted 29 Mar 2017

Good holiday - the only comment is that the food in the Innsbruck Hotel was slightly disappointing.

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Miss M Krisko

4 stars

Submitted 29 Mar 2017

Lack of first class rail travel.

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Mr M Pickett

4 stars

Submitted 27 Mar 2017

It was a good holiday but overpriced, especially the £195 single room supplement for one night out seven in a twin bedded room, the rest of the seven I was in a single room.

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