Little Trains of the Austrian Tyrol

Austria Steam Railways Holiday

· Covid Cancellation Protection

Holiday Highlights

Ziller Valley train, Pinzgauer & Achensee Railway, Krimml Falls & Salzburg

Journies through breathtaking Alpine scenery, picture-postcard villages, wooden chalets with flower covered balconies and delightful railway journeys in the spectacular Tyrolean countryside all combine to make this a very special escorted holiday to Austria.

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8 days
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The romance of rail travel, combined with many years of history, ensure the long standing popularity of this holiday. Experience the Achensee Cog Railway, the nostalgic Ziller Valley Steam Train and the Pinzgauer Narrow Gauge Railway, which trundles through the Salzach Valley to the Krimml Waterfalls. A guided visit to Salzburg is also included on our escorted holiday.

On the Spring and early Summer departures we stay in the little village of Angath which is situated in the Inn Valley where it joins the Brixental Valley and is next door to the resort of Worgl. Angath is an ideal starting point for our included excursions and is an ideal place in which to relax and unwind on our leisure days. There is a regular train service from Worgl which runs along the Inn valley, enabling you to visit neighbouring towns and villages or even to the Tyrolean capital city of Innsbruck. With chairlifts and cable cars all along the Inn Valley, you can easily take to the mountain tops to admire the views and relax with a drink at one of the mountain restaurants.

On the late Summer departures we stay in Kirchberg, a popular resort which lies within the scenic Kitzbuhler Alps and the Brixental Valley. It’s a charming village in which to relax in-between the activities and excursions we have included in the holiday. The impressive ‘Church on the Mountain’ in the centre of the resort adds to its wonderful appearance. Again, there are cable cars and chairlifts all along the valley and the local buses can take you to other resorts, including Kitzbuhel.

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Included in price
  • Covid Cancellation protection included
  • 7 nights accommodation in the Hotel Kamerhof or the Hotel Kirchenwirt
  • 7 breakfasts and 7 evening meals
  • Austrian twin bedrooms with private en-suite facilities
  • Journey on the Lake Achensee rack and pinion railway
  • Journey on the Ziller Valley railway and Mayerhofen
  • Journey on the Pinzgauer railway and Krimml Waterfalls
  • Excursion to Salzburg
  • Return flights to Munich
  • One piece of hold luggage and one piece of hand luggage per person
  • Transfers between airport and hotel
  • Services of a Mistral Holidays Tour Manager
  • ATOL Protected
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Hotel Kammerhof, Angath: 25th May, 8th June, 24th August, 7th September 2022 departures

A warm welcome awaits you at the family - run Hotel Kammerhof in the village of Angath in the beautiful Inn Valley. With views over to the Kitzbuhler Alps, this traditional 3 star hotel has high standards of comfort and a welcoming ambience.The wood-panelled restaurant serves Tyrolean and international cuisine, and the hotel also has a bar lounge and coffee shop. Free WiFi is available at the hotel. The well appointed Austrian twin bedrooms are furnished in traditional style and have an en-suite bathroom and a flat-screen TV.

Accommodation is on a half board basis with continental buffet breakfasts and 3 course table d’hote dinners. Whilst the hotel does not have a lift, the bedrooms are located on just two upper floors.

From the moment you arrive at this family owned hotel you are looked after as a truly welcome guest and you will savour genuine Austrian hospitality at its very best.

Hotel Kirchenwirt, Kirchberg:14th and 21st September 2022 departures

The 3 star Hotel Kirchenwirt in Kirchberg combines modern facilities with traditional chalet style charm and is just a few minutes walk from the village centre. The hotel features a cosy lounge bar, a sauna and a steam room (payable locally).

Accommodation at the Hotel Kirchenwirt is also on a half board basis and the continental buffet breakfasts and evening dinners are served in the hotel’s restaurant. All of the well appointed bedrooms enjoy mountain or village views and have private bathroom and satellite TV and the hotel has a lift.

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Excursions & Itinerary

Day 1 - Fly to Munich

Fly from your chosen airport to Munich. On arrival at Munich Airport it’s just a short journey to the Austrian border and then continue on to our hotel in the Tyrol, where we stay for seven nights. Seven breakfasts and seven dinners are included in the hotel.

Day 2 - At leisure

Today is at leisure for you to relax in the comfortable surroundings of the hotel or to make your first discoveries in our Tyrolean village resort. Perhaps spend the day high in the mountains by taking a cable car or chairlift journey.

Day 3 - Lake Achen, the Achensee cog railway and Rattenburg

After a morning at leisure, travel by coach through the Inn Valley to Jenbach where we join the original Achenseebahn cog railway, which dates back to 1889. These are some of the oldest steam engines in the world still being used for public transport. During the four mile journey to Seespitz the line climbs some 1500 feet through forests and meadows and offers some amazing views of the Rofan and Karwendel mountain ranges. On arrival in Seespitz there is free time for you to enjoy a stroll by the lake or you can take a cruise on the lake on board one of the steamers. We then re-join our coach for the return journey to our hotel. En-route we make a stop at Rattenberg, the oldest and smallest town in the Tyrol, known today as the Tyrolean home of glass and crystal.

Day 4 - Nostalgic Ziller Valley railway and Mayrhofen

The Zillertal is one of Austria’s most famous railways. In 1902 this wonderful narrow gauge steam train made its first journey from Fugen up to Mayrhofen and it is still operating along the Ziller Valley well over a century later. This is a wonderful scenic journey which winds through alpine meadows dotted with traditional chalets and farmhouses. Throughout the entire adventure we pass an ever changing landscape of outstanding natural beauty with mountain forests, broad green valleys and snow-capped mountains which soar up to 10,000 feet and you will enjoy a little schnapps and some folk music along the way as we climb up through the Ziller Valley to Mayrhofen. Mayrhofen is a renowned ski resort and on arrival we’ll also have free time here before returning to our hotel.

Day 5 - The Pinzgauer narrow gauge railway and Krimml Waterfalls

For over 120 years the Pinzgauer narrow gauge railway has been winding through the Salzach Valley to the Hohe Tauern National Park. During the train ride from Mitterswil to the Krimml Waterfalls you will see some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in Austria as the journey unfolds through alpine valleys at a slow, easy pace reminiscent of a bygone age. At 1,245 feet the incredible cascading waterfalls of Krimml are the longest free fall of water in Europe and the fifth highest in the world and you can walk down to the base of the falls or follow the trail up the side for a close-up experience of this breathtaking spectacle.

Day 6 - Salzburg

Today we have arranged an excursion by coach to the 'Sound of Music' city of Salzburg, the birthpace of Mozart and the home of the Von Trapp family. Window shop in the famous Getreidegasse and visit Mozart's home, enjoy the beauty of the Mirabell Gardens and marvel at the spectacular Hohensalzburg fortress, which towers above the city and dates back to the 11th Century. A local guiide will take us on a walking tour around the Old Town, which is a maze of narrow streets, beautiful squares and historic landmarks.

Day 7 - At leisure

Today is again at leisure for you to relax and enjoy the facilities of the hotel or to make further discoveries in the local area. Perhaps go for an exhilarating walk in the surrounding countryside or indulge in a coffee and cake in a pavement café – it’s a great way to relax and enjoy the scenery.

Day 8 - Fly home

Today we leave the hotel at the appropriate time for the transfer to Salzburg airport and the return flight back to the UK.

N.B. Steam trains may on occasion be replaced by a diesel train. The days of the excursions may be subject to change

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