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St Johann, Salzburg and the Austrian Alps

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20222023
9 days From £1,595 per person

2023 Tour code: AIS23

About the tour

Explore the mighty Austrian Alps on this wonderful all-inclusive holiday. From the enchanting Tyrolean town of St Johann, we soak up local traditions with authentic strudel making, a tour of Salzburg, a cruise across Lake Zell and a journey on the Zillertalbahn through the grand scenery of the Ziller Valley.

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Itinerary

Day 1 - London and Cologne

After meeting at London St Pancras, we board the Eurostar to Brussels. Here we change trains, travelling to Cologne for the night.

Includes
  • Dinner
  • Eurostar Meal (First Class only)
Day 2 – St Johann

We board the train to Wörgl, travelling via Munich before transferring by coach to St Johann in Tirol, nestled in the heart of the Tyrolean Alps. St Johann is a peaceful base for our Alpine adventure - a town of traditional Alpine buildings, adorned with colourful flower boxes, the quaint Maria Himmellfahrt church, and a local museum detailing the history of the region.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 – St Johann

Today is filled with gastronomic treats, starting with an al fresco breakfast in the fresh mountain air. Later, we make our way to a nearby café to meet with a local chef adept at creating one of Austria's most beloved dishes, apfelstrudel. 

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 – The Grossglockner High Alpine Road

We drive to Hohe Tauern National Park for one of the highlights of our holiday, a journey along the superb Grossglockner High Alpine Road. Travelling to nearby Salzkammergut, we're greeted with fantastic views of plunging ravines, glacial lakes, vibrant meadows and rugged peaks including Austria's highest mountain and glacier of the same name, the Grossglockner. Reaching the enchanting village of Heiligenblut, there's free time to look around. You might like to wander over to the Gothic St Vinzenz pilgrimage church, or learn more about Heiligenblut's history as the site of the only gold-digging settlement in the Alps

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 – The Zillertalbahn Railway

Our day begins with a coach transfer to Jenbach, where we join the narrow-gauge Zillertalbahn Railway. First opened in 1902, we travel in beautifully restored carriages for a 19-mile steam-hauled journey through the dramatic Ziller Valley. Our route takes us past lush green pastures and remote villages of half-timbered houses and traditional chalets on our way to picturesque Mayrhofen, at the head of the valley. Here you're free to explore the charming streets lined with pretty pavement cafés and unique shops. Alternatively, take a cable car higher into the mountains and enjoy the panoramic vistas from the summit before we return to St Johann.

*Steam-hauled where possible.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 – Zell am See

Catching the train to Zell am See, a beautiful town set between Lake Zell and Hohe Tauern National Park, we take to the water on arrival for a relaxing boat trip across the sapphire-blue lake, a great way to admire the lush forests, undulating hills and towering mountains beyond. Back on dry land, the rest of your day is free to explore. You could visit Zell am See's historic centre, relax in one of the many bistros or take a cable car up the Schmittenhöhe Mountain and admire the wonderful views from the summit.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7 – Salzburg

We transfer by coach to Salzburg, one of Austria's most popular cities. On arrival, we enjoy a guided tour, seeing the iconic Getreidegasse, the Residenz and the magnificent Mirabell Gardens. With the rest of the day free, you could explore the Old Town, home to the impressive Hohensalzburg Fortress. In this area of the city you'll find the ancestral home of Salzburg's most famous son, Mozart, as well as the refreshing beer-brewing museum where you can learn about Austria's proud brewing history before settling down with a refreshing stein.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8 – Cologne

Departing the Tyrolean Alps, we catch the train to Wörgl, continuing to Cologne via Munich for an overnight stay.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 9 – London

We head to the train station this morning for the service to Brussels. From here, we join the Eurostar to London St Pancras where our holiday ends.

Includes
  • Breakfast
  • Eurostar Meal (First class only)

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

Hotel Park

Hotel Park, St. Johann

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Zillertalbahn

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Michele

4 stars

Submitted 1/Oct

Absolutely brilliant!!

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A Pace

2 stars

Submitted 26/Sep

Excellent tour manager Ian but too much coach travel and seats on majority of train journeys particularly the Eurostar gave little or no view out of the windows. Would have seen about the same ot more on a plane

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Elizabeth Bowerman

4 stars

Submitted 24/Sep

Ian Rae the tour director was very good and the overall holiday was very good. The issue that let it down was the fact the luggage collection service was not in operation, this meant we always had our cases in tow and often there was no room to store them on trains as the trains were already busy/full. The flooding problems at Cologne delayed our arrival to our overnight hotel in Germany. We arrived at 1am and the hotel was not ready for our arrival which was not very good as we were all longing for our beds!

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A Devenport

4 stars

Submitted 24/Sep

Very good tour accommodation excellent and good variety of excursions.

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Jack W

4 stars

Submitted 24/Sep

Great hosted tour of the lovely Tyrol area of Austria. German trains en-route are very busy and often overbooked so not so great.

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BG

4 stars

Submitted 20/Sep

Disgusting meal and hotel service on first night, otherwise OK

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