Holidays 2019

Christmas in Austria

Departs:
22nd December 2019 | 7 Days

Christmas in Austria

Tour Price:
£699.00 per person

Your Holiday Centre

The Wildschonau Valley, which is located in the Kitzbuheler Alps, is home to a number of tiny and traditional Austrian resorts. This is an area that's relaxed, void of any crowds, much laid back and without any of the hustle and bustle of the bigger destinations.

The Wildschonau lies at heights between 828 metres and 936 metres above sea level. A beautiful area of mountains pastures and forest. Close to Worgle in the Inn Valley, Innsbruck, Birtchesgarden and the Eagles nest are all in easy reach.

Tour Inclusions

  • All coach travel
  • Euro Tunnel crossing
  • 2 overnights Germany (Half board)
  • 4 nights in Austria (Half board)
  • Excursions
  • Sleigh ride
  • Entertainment
  • Use of leisure facilities
  • Courier escorted

Special Notes

  • The currency you will need for this tour is the Euro.
  • A full valid passport.
  • Insurance.
  • EHIC card (European Health Insurance Card).
  • To phone back to England: +44 then leave off the zero of your STD code then the number.
  • There are no tea/coffee making facilities in the rooms (please bring your own).
  • Please inform us of any special dietary need (diabetic, gluten free, vegetarian, etc).
  • Your request is put forward to the hotel, and they will do their utmost to accommodate your needs.
  • Overnight bags.
  • Itinerary could be subject to change.
  • Exchange rate: The price is NOT guaranteed against any alterations as a result of currency fluctuations. We have done our best to calculate in advance.

Tour Price

Price Per Person
£699.00

Single Room Supplement: £76.00

Your Accommodation

Main Hotel

Hotel Bergkristall

A-6311 Oberau, Wildschonau - Muhltal 40, Austria.
Tel: +43 (0) 5339 8917

A traditional family run hotel with a feel good factor. The Hotel is a 3 star plus, with 4 star comforts. With a total of 75 rooms, spacious dining room, restaurant and an attractive wellness centre.

The hotel offers a 4 course evening meal with menu choice and a fresh salad buffet every day. Many products used in the hotel kitchen are home produced on their own farm.

All rooms are decorated in Tyrolean style with shower or bath, WC, telephone, flat screen satellite TV, hairdryer, cosmetic mirror and balcony.

The Wellness Centre includes an indoor swimming pool with massage jets, waterfall, whirl effect, steam bath, sanarium, sauna, Kneipp grotto with a massage.

There are 2 lifts to all floors.

Overnight Hotel

Ibis Koln Messe

Bruglmannstrasse 1, D-50679 Koln, Germany.
Tel: +49 221989310

Christmas in Austria
Christmas in Austria

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Depart for Germany

After boarding your luxury coach, we head straight down to Dover for our morning ferry to Calais. Travelling across Northern Europe with comfort stops en-route, we make our way to Germany for our overnight dinner, bed and breakfast at the Ibis Hotel Koln.

Day 2: Arrive Austria

Departing after an early breakfast, we continue our journey through Germany heading towards southern Bavaria. By mid-afternoon we are approaching Austria to arrive in the picturesque hamlet of Muhltal. Here we shall spend the next 4 nights with dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation at the comfortable Hotel Bergkristall. During your stay, we have arranged an exciting programme of excursions. This evening a welcome drink and after dinner, there will be a film show on the Wildschonau area.

Day 3: Innsbruck Christmas Eve

Departing after breakfast, we head for Innsbruck, the capital of the Tyrol. This historical capital is full of old world charm. The Royal Palace of the Empress Maria Theresa, the Golden Roof, Cathedral and lots more. The centre is decked out with its Christmas wooden chalets selling all sorts of Christmas fair. Smell the hot Gluehwein, and festive music; this should get you into the Christmas spirit. We return to our hotel to rest before dinner. Christmas Eve is an Austrian Traditional Christmas. There will be a candle light dinner with a traditional Christmas celebration. (Christmas stories, Christmas songs, in German, and then the candles are lit on the Christmas tree. A Christmas buffet will be served at 9.30pm - 10.00pm with homemade cookies, apples mandarins, and nuts.

Day 4: Christmas Day

Today is a time to relax and give gifts, take a walk (possibility of snow), use the facilities in the hotel. A traditional Christmas Day lunch will be served at midday. Roast turkey with most of the trimmings. There will be a sleigh ride in the snow! (morning or afternoon TBA). At 5.00pm there may be a candle lit walk with Gluehwein. Evening meal followed by entertainment.

Day 5: Boxing Day

After breakfast we will take a ride to the delightful medieval town of Rattenberg, founded in 1300s and once the home of Kings, and famous for its crystal glass. With a population of 440, it is the smallest town in the country. This evening we will be entertained by the Schuhplattlergruppe (Folk Dancers), and Franz will play music to dance to.

Day 6: Austria - Germany

After breakfast and cases have been loaded onto the coach, we bid farewell to our hosts at the Bergkristall Hotel and make our way back through southern Germany to our Ibis hotel in Koln.

Day 7: Germany - Home

Departing after breakfast we start our journey home. We will have comfort stops en-route, before we travel back to Calais for our late afternoon ferry crossing, back to Dover. We should arrive at your boarding points mid to late evening.

The driver/guide will do their professional best to ensure that you enjoy this tour. It will be at their discretion to rearrange the itinerary to better the tour for your comfort.