Marvel at the lakes and mountains of the Austrian Tirol,
including Zell am See and the delightful city of Salzburg. Explore
pastoral scenes aboard the Pinzgaubahn Railway then visit the
Krimml Waterfalls before touring the infamous Eagle's Nest.
Journey on the scenic Pinzgaubahn Railway to Mittersill through the beautiful Austrian countryside.
Visit the incredible Krimml Waterfalls in Hohe Tauern National Park.
Enjoy a guided tour of Salzburg with a local guide, followed by free time to explore.
Learn about the history of the Eagle’s Nest on a guided tour.
Spend free time in the picturesque surrounds of Zell am See.
The services of a professional UK Tour Manager from start to finish
Food & Drinks
8 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches and 8 Dinners
Wine, beer and soft drinks 09:00am-10:00pm in Kirchberg
What’s not included
Cancellation & Travel Insurance is not included in the price of the tour but can be arranged
Days 1-2 - London, Mannheim & Kirchberg
Your holiday begins at our London St Pancras Departure Office,
where you meet your group and Tour Manager. From here, take the
Eurostar to Brussels, continuing via Cologne to Mannheim, where you
stay overnight. On Day 2, continue to Kirchberg
via Munich and Wörgl. You are free to settle in and unwind ahead of
dinner this evening.
Day 1 - Dinner
Day 2 - Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 - Zell am See & the Pinzgaubahn Railway
Enjoy an excursion to Zell am See, one of the most scenic and
well-loved 'lakes and mountains' resorts in Austria. Beautifully
located, directly on the shores of Zeller Lake, it has the added
advantage of being close to the Hohe Tauern Mountains and the
magnificent Grossglockner Mountains. From here, join the
Pinzgaubahn Railway for the journey to Mittersill. Running along
the foothills of the beautiful Pinzgau Mountains, from which the
line takes its name, enjoy the nostalgia of the 'Golden Age' of
steam as you travel across barn-dotted meadows. With jolly red
carriages trundling below the steep, pine-covered mountains, this
train gives a superb panoramic snapshot of the serene Austrian
You continue to Krimml in Hohe Tauern National Park, the second
largest wildlife preserve in Europe and home to the glorious Krimml
Waterfalls, the largest in Austria and thought to be the highest in
Europe. At over 1,200 feet high and crashing down onto the rocks
below, the Krimml Waterfalls cast a shimmering mist over the valley
- a truly spectacular sight.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Days 4-5 - Salzburg & Kirchberg
Today is free in Kirchberg. On Day 5, travel by
coach to Salzburg, renowned for its musical and cultural heritage,
Mozart, the city's most famous son, is widely celebrated here.
Enjoy a guided walking tour before some free time in Austria's
fourth largest city. You could explore the Old Town, crowned by the
imposing Hohensalzburg Fortress. Accessible on foot or by funicular
railway, the castle is an incredible slice of Austria's past and
its position on a plateau offers exceptional views of the city.
Another popular destination is the Stiegel- Brauwelt, here discover
the fascinating world of beer brewing and learn the history and the
process of creation for this famous beverage. Afterwards, why not
try some of the local produce in the museum's on-site restaurant
and bar area? Afterwards, you could stroll through the Old Town and
visit the ancestral home of composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
himself; both his birthplace and his former home are interesting
museums showcasing the life, works and mind of this musical
prodigy, whilst his statue, the Mozartplatz, can be found close to
the Slazach River
Day 4 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Days 6-7 - Kirchberg & The Eagle’s Nest
Today you're free to relax, or you could explore Kirchberg a
little further. Day 7's excursion takes you across
the border into Germany, where you visit the Eagle's Nest. Towering
at the top of a 6,000-foot mountain high above the town of
Berchtesgaden, the Eagle's Nest was originally built as a gift for
Adolf Hitler, for his 50th birthday. The site was saved from
post-war destruction despite its murky past, and it is now
preserved as an important historical monument. Currently, the
building is owned by a charitable trust, who allow guided tours - a
chance to gain a unique insight into this slice of European
Day 6 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Days 8-9 - Kirchberg, Cologne & London
Take the train to Cologne, where you spend the night. On
Day 9, journey back to London St Pancras via
Brussels by high-speed rail and Eurostar.
One of the excursions on this tour is at high altitude. If you
have any medical conditions or concerns that could impact this part
of the tour, we recommend you seek medical advice and talk to us.
We want to make sure that any holiday you book is right for
Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be
found together with dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices
& Availability' button. We will write to you around 10
weeks before your departure date with the precise meeting times for
your tour group.
Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.
Great holiday and guide, all very well planned out
Our tour manager Gareth was the best ever.
Hotel was good but breakfast arrangements were a muddle with ineffectual and sometimes gruff waitresses.
Some of the daytrips were too rushed and not enough time at some locations'
Mrs M Hammond
The tour manager was excellent, the hotel looked beautiful and the rooms were clean but the food served was diabolical, no choice apart from the day before you had to choose either meat or a vegetarian meal. Evening meal was obviously made up of frozen food, no local delicacies were offered, one evening was a thin dried up pork chop with 3 croquette potatoes and frozen cauliflower and broccoli, no gravy or sauce. It was supposed to be all inclusive but it wasn’t, you could have as much beer.or wine as you liked, but if you wanted anything else you had to pay, coffee and tea were never offered after the meal. A pudding offered was 2 slices of very dry Swiss roll, no ice cream or cream offered with it. We even paid on the last night for their al la carte menu thinking we would get a better meal, but no, didn’t get what we ordered , asked to pay before we had even finished eating and no discount even though we had already paid for an evening meal. Service and staff were fine unless you wanted something else.
Mr M Ford
Very good tour guide who had to cope with various mishaps. Wonderful hotel in lovely surroundings and good food
Mr D Sullivan
We had a really good tour manager in John. Very easy to get on with, more like one of us. The hotel was excellent, very friendly and helpful. I believe it was family run and this showed. The tours we were taken on were well organised and made for very enjoyable days.
Mr S Davison
Good itinerary. Excellent accommodation. Well managed tour.