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Austria: Boats and Trains of the Tyrol

September 7, 2024

Austria: Boats and Trains of the Tyrol

The Austrian Tyrol is a region of exceptional beauty. Soaring snow-capped mountains smile down on lush green valleys and picture postcard villages. It is also famous for its ‘Little Trains’ and scenic cruises which showcase the very best of this stunning area from our family-run traditional hotel set by serene Lake Aachen.

Saturday 7th – Saturday 14th September 2024

Tour Price £1,080.00,
Single supplement: £46.00

Tour includes:

o Seven nights dinner, bed and breakfast
o Three course menu
o Buffet breakfast
o All coach travel
o All ferry crossings
o Live entertainment on one evening
o Zillertahlbahn Steam Train – Fugen to Mayrhofen
o Boat ticket for Lake Aachen
o Achenseebahn Cog Railway – Jenbach to Seespitz
o Visit to the Krimml Waterfalls
o Escorted throughout

DAY I After an early departure we make our way to Dover for the ferry crossing to Calais.We continue with stops en route to our overnight accommodation in Forbach.

DAY 2 After breakfast we continue our journey through Germany and into Austria and our resort of Achenkirch, a modern yet traditional village set by the largest lake in the Tyrol, for a five night stay.

DAY 3 Experience the capital of the Tyrol today. Innsbruck lies on a river at the foot of the Karwendal Alps, which form an impressive backdrop to its pretty traffic-free streets, ideal for discovering treasures like the Goldenes Dachl, the Hofburg (a cream-and-pistachio palace from the mighty Austrian-Hungarian empire day), the Hofkirche, a masterpiece of renaissance Church architecture, and some great cafes and shopping amongst the pretty streets. This afternoon enjoy a journey on Europe’s oldest cog railway as your nostalgic steam train takes you on the steep and scenic journey from Jenbach to Seespitz on the opposite side of Lake Achen, also known as the ‘Tyrolean Sea’.

DAY 4 Today’s excursion highlights the very best of Tyrolean scenery as you head along the Gerlos Alpine Road and over the Gerlos Pass where travellers have been making their way for 3,500 years. Enjoy breathtaking scenery around every elegant turn as you head for the spectacular Krimml Waterfalls, Europe’s largest waterfalls, with a stop to take in the mountain air and stunning views of the famous waterfalls.

DAY 5 Today, there is time to relax in Achenkirch and explore the beautiful lake a little more.Your included day boat ticket allows you to board the boat a short walk from our hotel. Settle in on board and enjoy the best of Lake Achen as it takes you to the ports of calI dotted around the lake.You might enjoy a drink or snack from the on board cafe and choose your comfortable seat inside or out.You may want to stop off at the popular resort of Pertisau to explore the setting for the famous Chalet School children’s books. On return to the hotel make sure you have room for this afternoon’s delicious Austrian coffee and cake.

DAY 6 Our highlight today is a trip to the wonderful resort of Mayrhofen.We drive to the small village of Fugen at the top of the valley, where we board the nostalgic Ziller Valley steam train that takes us on a scenic journey to the resort. On arrival, enjoy time to sit and take in the views with a coffee and cake, shop for some traditional souvenirs or perhaps consider a cable car ride! Return to the hotel by coach for your evening meal.

DAY 7 We set off homewards today, departing Austria and heading north into France to our overnight hotel in Forbach, arriving in time for our final evening meal.

DAY 8 We resume our homeward journey to Calais, for the return ferry crossing to Dover and then onwards to home.

Hotel Fischerwirt

Hotel next to shores of Lake Achen | Popular family-run hotel

Lift | Tea/coffee in room | Free Wi-Fi

Testimonials Reviews

Team were excellent. 10/10 service. Russ and Caroline were both very helpful ensuring we were looked after throughout. Hotel and food was lovely and the day trips were very enjoyable. 100% will be doing another trip.

Dutch Bulbfields Traveller

April 2024

My Friend and I have just returned from an amazing trip to the Dutch bulb fields, which was just so enjoyable, made even more so by your lovely driver Russ, and Caroline, who really do make your day with their banter, and their professionalism. I am very much looking forward to another trip next year hopefully. By the way, lovely new coach, so comfy and nice to have some leg room for a change! All in all thankyou for an amazing holiday

Barbara – Verwood

April 2024

Thank you for a splendid day trip to London. The driver was so welcoming and friendly. His driving was excellent. This all contributed to my pleasurable day. Thanks again.

Dorothy – Ferndown

August 2023

Just a note to say how much we enjoyed our trip to Durham – thank you for a good few days. The hotel was ideally placed and comfortable, and we enjoyed the food. Lastly we cannot fault David and Caroline. They both worked hard to make our trip such a pleasure.

Terry & Marilyn – West Moors

July 2023

We have had another lovely holiday with Heathside Travel. Dave and Terry have worked very hard to make sure everything has run to plan and they have succeeded, nothing has been too much trouble for them. Thanks it was amazing.

Rosemary & Doug – West Moors

June 2023

I could not have been more delighted with the service and will definitely be recommending your company to others. I can honestly say that everyone I encountered from first enquiry to booking, to the journey itself were so helpful and friendly. We will certainly be using you again.

Amanda – Christchurch

July 2023

Fantastic service, friendly driver, lovely clean coach with complimentary water. Highly recommend!

Quay Crew – Bournemouth

June 2022

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May 2022

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May 2022

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