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Christmas in the Tyrol

(Tour code: IBX17)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.

Tour Highlights
  • Innsbruck
  • The Zillertalbahn Railway
  • Seefeld
  • Horse-drawn sleigh ride
  • Kufstein
  • Rattenberg
  • Festive meals
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Standard Class Rail
    Heritage Rail Excursion
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
  • Optional Bag Concierge

Itinerary & Map

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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.

Days 1-2

London to Cologne and Innsbruck

Days 1-2 - London to Cologne and Innsbruck We take the Eurostar to Brussels after meeting at our St Pancras Departure Office, continuing to Cologne for an overnight stay. On Day 2 we travel to Munich via the Rhine Gorge, then continue to Innsbruck, where we stay for the next 6 nights at the Hotel Central Innsbruck.

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

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

Christmas Day on the Zillertalbahn

Our Christmas Day excursion takes us along the Ziller Valley on the narrow-gauge Zillertalbahn Railway to Mayrhofen. Back at the hotel, we enjoy a traditional Christmas dinner tonight.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5-7

Seefeld and a Sleigh Ride

Our excursion today is to Kufstein, dominated by its magnificent fortress. We also travel to Rattenberg whose town centre remains virtually unchanged since its medieval heyday. Day 6 is free to spend as you wish in Innsbruck. On Day 7, we head to Seefeld, surrounded by the Alps. Here we enjoy a magical horse-drawn sleigh ride through the wintry scenery, followed by time to explore the charms of the town at your own pace.

  • Day 5 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 6 - Breakfast
  • Day 7 - Breakfast, Dinner
Days 8-9

By rail to Cologne and London

We depart on Day 8 and travel to Cologne, where we overnight. On Day 9 we travel to Brussels and join the Eurostar to London. On arrival your tour concludes.

  • Day 8 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 9 - 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.


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