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Christmas in the Tyrol

8 Days from£1,695
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(Tour code: IBX19)

8-day Christmas holiday in the heart of the Tyrol

Enjoy the crisp winter scenery on our yuletide adventure into the spectacular Austrian Tyrol. We take a journey on the wonderful Zillertalbahn Railway, visit the chocolate-box towns of Innsbruck, Kufstein and Rattenberg, and visit Innsbruck's Royal Imperial Palace.

  • Innsbruck
  • The Zillertalbahn Railway
  • Kufstein
  • Rattenberg
  • Christmas Dinner
  • 5-Star Grand Hotel Europa
What’s Included
  • Standard Class Rail
    Heritage Rail Excursion
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
  • Christmas Dinner

Christmas in the Tyrol 2018Tour Details

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Days 1-2 Nuremberg

London to Nuremberg 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 Nuremberg for an overnight stay. On Day 2, we continue by rail to Innsbruck via Munich. After checking into our hotel, you are at leisure. Perhaps pay a visit to Innsbruck's marvellous Christmas market, with its dazzling array of fantastic Christmas offerings. Why not sample some mulled wine here?

  • Day 1 - Dinner
  • Day 2 - Breakfast
Day 3 Zillertalbahn

The Zillertalbahn on Christmas Eve

Today is Christmas Eve, and our excursion takes us through the magnificent Ziller Valley on the Zillertalbahn Railway to Mayrhofen. We enjoy a splendid festive 7-course Gala dinner tonight.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 Innsbruck

Christmas Day at leisure in Innsbruck

Today is Christmas Day, and we enjoy a guided tour of Innsbruck uncovering its architecture, its history and its hidden streets. We also see the stunning Imperial Palace, famously a former home of the Habsburg dynasty. In the evening we sit down to a traditional 7-course Christmas dinner at the hotel.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 Innsbruck

At leisure in Innsbruck on Boxing Day

Today is yours to explore more of Innsbruck and the surrounding area on Boxing Day. Perhaps take a stroll through the town, enjoying the calm after the bustling furore of Christmas Day.

  • Breakfast
Day 6 Kufstein
Kufstein Fortress

Kufstein and Rattenberg

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, another charming Austrian town.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Days 7-8 Eurostar

Return home via Cologne

Today we leave Innsbruck and Austria, travelling to Cologne where we stay overnight. On Day 8, we continue to Brussels where we connect with the Eurostar service to London.

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

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

  • 7 nights' hotel accommodation

Delicious meals included

  • 12 meals including 7 breakfasts and 5 dinners including a festive Christmas lunch on Christmas Day


Exciting excursions and free time to explore

  • Journey on the Zillertalbahn Railway
  • Guided tour of Innsbruck
  • Excursion to Kufstein
  • Visit to Rattenberg

Enhancing your tour

  • Upgrade to Standard Premier Class on Eurostar journeys from £75 per person per journey

This tour may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.

Julie Pacalon
Lynne Broadley
Helen Laverack
Kathryn Cambridge
Christmas in the Tyrol

8-day Christmas holiday in the heart of the Tyrol


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