2018 Austrian Christmas Holiday

Austrian Christmas Holiday

Soak up the festive atmosphere in the enchanting Austrian Alps

Switzerland

8 Magical Days Munich to Munich – Escorted Tour Imagine a festive Christmas staying in a charming chalet style hotel in the enchanting Austrian Alps. Visit the fabulous Salzburg Christmas Markets, the Silent Night Chapel and the ornate Linderhof Palace. Indulge in a horse drawn carriage ride in the Austrian countryside.

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Enjoy shopping at Christmas Markets

Relax in the Austrian countryside

Image taken by Albatross traveller S.Blee

DAY 2 ~ 21 DECEMBER Linderhof Palace, Oberammergau and Kloster Ettal Driving over the mountains of Southern Bavaria we pass Mittenwald and visit Linderhof Palace to take a guided tour through King Ludwig’s grand summer residence. Our next stop is the Passion Play village of Oberammergau, with its ornately painted buildings where we have time for lunch. In the afternoon we stop at Kloster Ettal Monastery with its incredible painted ceilings. Dating back over 700 years this is one of the finest examples of Rococo The Silent Night Chapel, Salzburg, ‘My Time’ and Christmas Markets We have included a full day excursion today. Enroute to Salzburg our first stop is at the nearby village of Oberndorf where we visit the famous ‘Silent Night Chapel’ on the site where the Christmas carol was first performed. We then continue on to Salzburg – the baroque city of Mozart sitting beneath its enormous Festung (Fortress). A walking city tour with an expert local guide will introduce you to this enchanting city, including several locations used in the film ‘The Sound of Music’. As a final é you will gather amongst the fir trees in the small stone courtyard of the St Peter’s Keller, dating back to the 1500’s and Salzburg’s oldest restaurant, for a hot drink and biscuits. The rest of the day is free to enjoy the city. The huge castle makes a fascinating visit and don’t forget to soak up the atmosphere of the famous Salzburg Christmas Markets. This evening join in a torchlit village walk followed by mulled wine.  Meals: B,D architecture in existence.  Meals: B,D DAY 3 ~ 22 DECEMBER

DAY 1 ~ 20 DECEMBER Munich, ‘My Time’ in Kitzbuhel and Kirchberg in the Tyrol Your tour commences this morning at 10am from the Maritim Hotel in Munich. After meeting your Tour Manager, who will be with you for the next eight days, we drive south into the snow clad Tyrol region and Austria’s most popular winter resort of Kitzbuhel. Still retaining the atmosphere of a Tyrolean village in its historic centre, old-style houses with projecting gables and painted exteriors compete for attention with shops selling Europe’s most exclusive brand names. For lunch maybe take the cable car up the Kitzbuheler Horn and visit one of the 23 mountain restaurants. Mid afternoon we continue to Kirchberg which will be your home over the next seven nights. Located 10 kms from Kitzbuhel, Kirchberg is an excellent ski resort in its own right. This evening, enjoy a welcome drink and take the opportunity to get to meet your fellow Christmas travellers. Continental buffet breakfast and sumptuous dinners are served daily. Highlight will be a traditional Austrian dinner on Christmas Eve.  Meals: D

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Your Tyrolean Hotel – Hotel Sonnalp

This excellent, chalet style 4 star hotel is located just on the edge of Kirchberg village in a dramatic setting of snow covered Alps.

“A magical fairytale, could not have asked for anything more!” Sandra

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