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Zillertalbahn Railway

In the heart of Austria's breathtaking Tyrol region, the Zillertalbahn wends its way across open meadows, through the scenic Ziller valley and below the mountains. The train's cheerful red carriages and engine are easy to spot, as the Zillertalbahn crawls like a bright caterpillar across the Ziller valley floor offering a glimpse into the distinct charm of Austria's verdant countryside. Beginning at the market town of Jenbach near the shimmering Achen Lake, the Zillertalbahn snakes its way through the enchanting small Tyrolean towns and villages on its way to the ski resort of Mayrhofen. In winter, the route becomes a dazzling gallery of spectacular winter scenery encompassing frosted forests, white snow fields and awe-inspiring snow-capped mountains. In summer, the flower filled meadows and rolling green foothills are drenched in sunlight, showing an entirely different side of Austria.

The train line was officially opened in 1902, mainly operating as a passenger service for residents of the Ziller valley and the rest of the Tyrol region. The line has expanded to take on freight services, and the line actually owns a series of steam engines which are put on occasionally to take passengers and tourists back in time.

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Zell am See
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  • DestinationAustria
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International / St Pancras International, Brussels Midi
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  • DestinationAustria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, Switzerland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationCruise, Hotel
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Austrian Christmas & Italian New Year
4.2 stars(11 reviews)
2024Dec
13 days from
£3,695 pp
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  • DestinationAustria, Italy
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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  • DestinationAustria, Germany
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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Our customers love our Zillertalbahn tours
Austrian Alps All-Inclusive
10/Jun
Peter Howard
5 stars
“A good week, well planned, lovely hotel in St Johann with friendly staff and good food, interesting excursions, and the nicest group of fellow travellers we have encountered in 4 holidays with GRJ and Rail Discoveries. Importantly, we had a very efficient and pleasant tour manager, Claire, who handled a major logistical problem on the second day, when problems with the overhead power supply to the train caused a 4 hour delay. Thanks to her efforts, liaising with the German and Austrian railways, the coach company providing the transfer, and the hotel, we reached our destination on the same day (so were able to start our long tour over a spectacular high mountain pass the next day on time) and were greeted on arrival at the hotel with a delicious hot meal (thanks also to the hotel and to Derek the coach driver for giving up his evening to meet us at Worgl station!). Missing out on the Zillertalbahn steam train trip was a disappointment but the substituted Achensee steam cog railway journey might well have been more interesting.
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Italian Christmas & Austrian New Year
18/Jan
Rowena Wolfe
5 stars
“Excellent food and hotels. Very well planned and, above all a great tour leader.
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