Austrian Christmas Holiday

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3 Christmas Market Visits Salzburg, Innsbruck and Berchtesgaden

KIRCHBERG IN THE AUSTRIAN TYROL — — Stay 7 nights in a first class chalet style hotel and celebrate Christmas in the enchanting Austrian Tyrol — — Enjoy a traditional Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas Day lunch — — Experience Christmas shopping in medieval Innsbruck — — Relax on a horse-drawn carriage ride in the Austrian countryside — — Cross into the Bavarian Alps and visit Linderhof Palace, the ‘Passion Play’ village of Oberammergau & Kloster Ettal Monastery

Take advantage of some great deals – see page 21 8 days only $2,829 pp twin share Single supplement $379 Land only prices in AU dollars



Starts Munich

Ends Munich



19 Dec 2017

26 Dec 2017


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Kloster Ettal

Oberammergau Linderhof Palace

Berchtesgaden Königssee



The Tyrol


Over $800 value of extras already included



HIGHLIGHTS — — Spend time in Austria’s most popular winter resort of Kitzbuhel — — Visit ‘The Sound of Music’ Salzburg and enjoy a hot drink and biscuits in Austria’s oldest restaurant — — Visit Swarovski Crystal Worlds and the famous ‘Silent Night Chapel’ — — Enjoy a fun filled adventure through the historic Berchtesgaden Salt Mines — — Explore famous Berchtesgaden & cruise along dramatic Lake Königssee

— — Fully escorted by our

experienced Tour Manager

AVERAGE KMS PER DAY | 139 ˜ Tour commences ˜ Overnight stays ˜ Included excursions

— — Travel in a first class air conditioned touring coach — — 7 nights accommodation in an authentic, specially selected, chalet style hotel — — Hotel porterage (1 suitcase pp) — — Welcome drink in Kirchberg — — 15 Meals – Buffet breakfast daily (B), 1 lunch (L) and 7 evening dinners (D) — — A complimentary wine, beer or soft drink with all included dinners — — Tea and coffee with all included dinners — — All excursions, scenic drives, sightseeing and entrances as described — — Local guides as described in the itinerary — — Free WiFi on most coaches and at hotels — — End of tour tips to Tour Manager and Driver, tips for local guides — — Albatross Tours travel App NO additional costs!

DAY 4 ~ 22 DECEMBER Kirchberg

DAY 6 ~ 24 DECEMBER Kirchberg

Following the spectacular Inn Valley to Wattens we visit the Swarovski ‘Kristallwelten’ (‘Crystal Worlds’)… a weird and wonderful crystal experience. Later we continue to the nearby winter resort city of Innsbruck where we spend the rest of the day exploring the Old Town with its famous ’Golden Roof’ above the medieval town square and delightful Christmas Markets. Time to do that last minute shopping, indulge in the mulled wine and ginger biscuits and take in the music, fabulously decorated trees and folklore displays. Spoil yourself with a traditional tall aromatic coffee and a calorie-busting apfel strudel!  Meals: B,D DAY 5 ~ 23 DECEMBER Kirchberg Heading deep into the Bavarian mountains we visit the old Salt Mines near Berchtesgaden. After dressing up in a salt miner’s uniform, we enjoy a fun filled ride on a small train deep underground, take wooden slides (or steps) and then float on a barge across a crystal clear underground lake, beautifully illuminated by a light show. Lunchtime will be spent amongst the cobbled streets of Berchtesgaden. Later we visit perhaps the most beautiful lake of all, Königssee - famous the world over for its steep cliffs and fjord-like lake. We have included a relaxing cruise along the length of the lake to visit the romantic pilgrimage church on St Bartholomew Island.  Meals: B,D

Christmas Eve – There is nothing quite like a day in the mountains! The highlight of today will be your ride in a horse-drawn carriage through the local countryside, suitably warmed with some mulled wine while enjoying the dramatic, snow laden mountains and breathtaking scenery surrounding you. Afterwards maybe take a ‘winter walk’, hire skis or a toboggan and play in the snow. Tonight, enjoy a traditional

Christmas Eve dinner.  Meals: B,D DAY 7 ~ 25 DECEMBER Kirchberg

Christmas Day as it should be….in a wonderful location – relaxing, eating, drinking and some fun in the snow! Your day is at leisure to relax and savour the delights of Kirchberg. A two course lunch has been included today, and a farewell dinner tonight.  Meals: B,L,D DAY 8 ~ 26 DECEMBER To Munich This morning it is time to say farewell as your tour ends with a transfer to Munich, to arrive aroundmidday. We recommend that you book flights or trains that depart Munich after 3pm today. For those of you joining one of our wonderful New Year Tours that begin in Luzern or Milan, the good news is, we have arranged complimentary Group transfers on 28 December.  Meals: B Why not join us for New Year in Switzerland, Germany, Italy or Austria? Our exciting New Year tours have been specially designed to start as this Christmas Holiday ends. See details from page 90.

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

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