Austrian Peaks, The Rhine and The Black Forest
Our tour includes guided tours of the elegant city of Salzburg plus the royal residence of Kaiservilla, a cruise to St Wolfgang and a journey on the Hallstatt cable car. Be prepared to be amazed.
Hotel Lohninger-Schober, 3 Star
St Georgen im Attergau
Located in the village of Hipping, 2km from St Georgen, the hotel is within a 5 minute walk of the local tram, providing easy access to St Georgen and Lake Attersee. All bedrooms have Balcony. Modern bar with large outside seating area with sun loungers. Indoor and outdoor swimming pool. Lift.
Sunday 26 July 12 Days £1395
Single Supplement £200. Insurance £42
(includes Insurance Premium Tax at 20%)
11 Nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast, Return ferry crossing from Hull to Rotterdam in Outside, Level Berth Cabins, Themed Buffet or BBQ on one night (depending on weather) Entrance and Guided Tour of Kaiservilla, Journey on Salzburg Hallstatt Cablecar, Two way Ride and Viewing Platform “Skywalk” Car, St Gilgen – St Wolfgang Cruise. Rhine Boat Trip. Guided tour of Salzburg, Journey on Shafberg Mountain Railway.
DAY 1 Today depart for Hull for our overnight crossing to Rotterdam.
DAY 2 After disembarking in Rotterdam, we make our way through Holland into Germany to Bad Durrheim in the Black Forest and to the Waldeck Spa Resort (see page 6).
DAY 3 Today we have a day exploring the many delights of the Black Forest.
DAY 4 After breakfast we head off to Austria driving through some of the most beautiful scenery this area of Germany has to offer. We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.
DAY 5 Our journey today takes us to the home of “The Sound of Music” and regional capital, Salzburg. The old town is a maze of charming pedestrian alleyways with many famous and historic landmarks. After a guided city tour, we can explore the city at our leisure.
DAY 6 We enjoy time at leisure today. Relax and enjoy the hotel’s excellent leisure facilities or catch the local tram into St Georgen and explore the vibrant centre of this picturesque market town, or continue to the terminus of the line on the shores of Lake Attersee. Lake Attersee is one of the most unspoilt lakes of the Salkammergut region and is best explored by taking a round-trip cruise.
DAY 7 Bad Ischl & Hallstatt Today, we visit the delightful spa town of Bad Ischl where the emperors of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy spent their summers. We begin by exploring the Kaiservilla with a guided tour. We then have additional time to explore before visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hallstatt, where we take the cable car up to the summit to experience the amazing views of the surrounding area.
DAY 8 Today will include a scenic journey to the shores of Lake Wolfgang and the traffic-free village of St Gilgen. After time to explore the village, we enjoy a 30 minute cruise across the water to the famous resort town of St Wolfgang. Here we can join the steepest cog railway in Austria, the Schafberg Mountain Railway. In 40 minutes, the steam cog railway climbs 1,783 metres! On a clear day, we will be treated to a 360° panoramic view of the sparkling lakes of Wolfgangsee in Austria and Chiemsee in Germany, with soaring mountains majestically framing the spectacular scenery.
DAY 9 After breakfast we make our way back up through Germany following the route of the Rhine to our hotel for the next two nights, the Best Western Hotel Mainz. On arrival, we have time to freshen up before dinner.
DAY 10 After breakfast, the day is yours to explore. Mainz has a fabulous cathedral as well as the Gutenberg Museum along with the many cafes on the riverside.
DAY 11 After breakfast we say farewell to the Rhine Valley and travel back to Rotterdam for our overnight crossing to Hull.
DAY 12 We arrive back in the UK, tired but full of memories of our magical holiday.