Holiday Highlights

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

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 holiday.

On this superb holiday we stay in some of the best known village resorts in the Kitzbuhler Alps region, right in the heart of the Austrian Tyrol. Kirchberg and Westendorf are situated in the Brixental Valley and are an ideal starting point for our included excursions and ideal places in which to relax and unwind on our leisure days.

There is a regular bus service from both resorts which runs along the valley, enabling you to visit neighbouring resorts and villages, or even to visit the Tyrolean capital city of Innsbruck. With chairlifts and cable cars all along the valley, you can easily take to the mountain tops to admire the breathtaking views and relax with a drink at one of the mountain cafes.

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Included in price
  • 7 nights accommodation in the Hotel Bechlwirt or the Hotel Briem
  • 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 visit to Mayerhofen
  • Journey on the Pinzgauer railway and Krimml Waterfalls (entrance not included)
  • Excursion to Salzburg
  • Return flights to Munich
  • One piece of hold luggage and one piece of hand luggage per person
  • Transfers between the airport and hotel
  • Services of a Mistral Holidays Tour Manager
  • ATOL Protected
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Hotel Briem, Westendorf - 26th June 2024 departure

Just on the outskirts of Westendorf, yet only a few minutes walk to the village centre, the 3 star Hotel Brien has some stunning, uninterrupted views of the Brixen Valley and the Kitzbuhler Alps. Once you step through the door you know you're in the real Austria - staff members wearing dirndls welcome you and straight away you’ll enjoy the homely feeling in this family owned Tyrolean hotel. The traditional style of the hotel really is inviting with a rustic, wood panelled farmhouse-style dining room where the continental buffet breakfasts and three course table d'hote evening dinners are served. There's also a cosy lounge and a bar - the ideal setting for an after dinner drink. During the day you can also sit back, enjoy a drink and take in the views on the outside terrace. The comfortable Austrian twin bedrooms have lots of Tyrolean charm, with wooden furnishings and an ensuite bathroom, a safe and TV. Free WiFi is available in the hotel.

Hotel Bechlwirt, Kirchberg - 4th and 11th September 2024 departures

Full of Tyrolean charm and character, the 400-year-old Hotel Bechlwirt is a traditional hotel in the centre of the village and has been in the same family for over 100 years. From the moment you arrive you are looked after as a truly welcome guest and you will savour genuine Austrian hospitality at its very best. The hotel features a cosy lounge bar, a restaurant and terrace cafe which faces the town square. With views over to the Kitzbuhler Alps, this traditional 3 star hotel has high standards of comfort and a relaxing ambience.The wood-panelled restaurant serves Tyrolean and international cuisine, Free WiFi is available at the hotel. The well appointed Austrian twin bedrooms are furnished in traditional style and have an ensuite bathroom and a flat-screen TV. Accommodation is on a half board basis with continental buffet breakfasts and three course table d’hote dinners. Free WiFi is available in the hotel..

N.B. Austrian twin beds are one bedframe with two single mattresses and duvets.

Please note that on certain peak dates or with high demand, we may use an alternative hotel of the same standard in one of our resorts in the Kitzbuhler Alps region of the Austrian Tyrol.

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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, Zell am Zee and Krimml Waterfalls

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 (entrance payable locally). 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 the Krimml Waterfalls to Zell am Zee 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. After this amazing journey there will be some free time in Zell am Zee, a beautiful village directly on picturesque Lake Zell.

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 Munich 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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