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Great Rail Journeys Austrian Alps
from £1495 pp
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  • Location
    Austria, Europe
  • Board Basis
    Selected Meals Included
  • Duration
    10 days
  • Holiday Type
    Escorted Tours
  • Brochure/Itinerary
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Explore the mighty Austrian Alps on this wonderful tour to one of Europe's most scenic and alluring countries. From our base in the enchanting Tyrolean town of St Johann, we discover the majesty of this Alpine wonderland.

What's Included
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An escorted experience and all travel arrangements

The services of a professional UK Tour Manager from start to finish
Exclusive meeting point at our dedicated Departure Office in St Pancras
First Class rail travel unless otherwise described (Standard Premier Class on Eurostar journeys with a light meal and drinks)

Comfortable accommodation in your destination

9 nights' hotel accommodation including 1 outbound overnight stay in Cologne, 7 nights at the 4-Star Park Hotel in St Johann and 1 inbound overnight stay in Cologne

Delicious meals included

24 meals including 9 breakfasts, 6 packed lunches and 9 dinners including a farewell dinner in St Johann
Beer, wine and soft drinks included during meal times

Exciting excursions and free time to explore

Excursion on the Grossglockner High Alpine Road
Journey on the Zillertalbahn Railway
Excursion to Zell am See
Cruise on Lake Zell
Guided tour of Salzburg
Free time in St. Johann
At leisure in Mayrhofen

Tour Highlights
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  • St Johann in Tirol
  • Grossglockner High Alpine Road
  • Heiligenblut
  • Zillertalbahn Railway
  • Mayrhofen
  • Zell am See
  • Cruise on Lake Zell
  • Salzburg including a guided tour
  • Stunning 4-Star Accommodation
Tour Itinerary
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Days 1-2: London to St Johann

From our St Pancras Departure Office, we board the Eurostar to Brussels, before continuing on to Cologne, where we overnight. On Day 2, continuing our journey to Austria, today we join the direct service to Munich, enjoying the comforts of First Class and Germany's efficient railway network as the vast and varied landscapes speed by. 

Day 3: At leisure in St Johann

Today you are free to explore beautiful St Johann in Tirol at leisure, and to soak up the pleasant atmosphere in our truly marvellous surroundings. 

Day 4: Grossglockner Panorama and Heiligenblut

Today we embark on a journey to the Hohe Tauern National Park for one of the highlights of our tour, the superb Grossglockner High Alpine Road. After breakfast this morning, we travel north into nearby Salzkammergut by coach, where our journey begins.

Day 5: The Zillertalbahn Railway to Mayrhofen

Today's full day excursion takes us firstly by coach to Jenbach, where we join the narrow-gauge Zillertalbahn Railway, which opened in 1902. Travelling in beautifully restored four-wheeled carriages, we enjoy a 19-mile (31 kilometre) steam-hauled journey through the dramatic Ziller Valley.

Day 6: Zell am See

On today's excursion we travel to Zell am See by rail (Standard Class), a beautiful town set in an idyllic location between Lake Zell and Hohe Tauern National Park. Here we enjoy a leisurely boat trip across the sapphire-blue waters, a great way to admire the stunning scenery, from the lush forests to the undulating hills and towering mountains beyond. 

Days 7-8: St Johann and Salzburg

Today is free for you to explore St Johann. The next morning, we take a coach to Salzburg. One of Austria's best-loved cities, Salzburg is perhaps most famous internationally as the birthplace of Mozart and as the setting for 'The Sound of Music.'

Days 9-10: Homeward Bound

We travel to Wörgl (Standard Class) before continuing via Munich to Cologne. The following day, we continue on to Brussels, transferring for the Eurostar to London.

Accommodation
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The welcoming 4-Star Park Hotel is situated a short stroll from the heart of St Johann. Amenities include a bar, Tyrolean restaurant, small fitness room, sauna, free bicycle hire and access to the local swimming pools. Our stay here is on an all-inclusive basis with breakfast, lunch and dinner, and selected soft drinks, wine and beer included at dinner. All en suite rooms have a telephone, cable television, radio and a safe. Some of the rooms in the hotel have a balcony.

Price Information
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Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don't include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote. 

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