NEW: Springtime in the Tyrol
Saturday 12th - Sunday 20th May 2018
9 daysDeposit: £75pp
Travel Insurance: £41.75pp
Single supplement: £175
This holiday to the Austrian Tyrol is lead by Tony Pragnell, who has worked with Roadmark for many years. Springtime is the traditional season for alpine flowers in the Austrian meadows and we combine a full programme of excursions, designed to show you some of the delights of this region.
The majority of the holiday is enjoyed from the comfort of the coach. However, there will be some walking required, including one walk of approximately 1km to the Herrenchiemsee Palace. Therefore this holiday is unsuitable for anyone with walking difficulties.
Your Holiday Hotel
This four-star hotel, located in the village of Waidring, blends traditional Austrian style with a more modern theme.
Spacious rooms with balcony and mountain views are equipped with flat-screen cable TV, safe, seating area and minibar. Bathrobes, slippers, hair dryer and high-quality toiletries in every room.
The hotel has a heated indoor and outdoor pool, sauna, steam-bath and spa facilities
Extensive breakfast buffet, and evening dinner included throughout our stay
Evening dinners will be choice at table, interspersed with a delicious buffet one evening and weather permitting, a super barbecue with a view.
(DAY 1) Saturday 12th May
We cross the Channel via the Eurotunnel to Calais and then make our way across France and into Germany for an overnight stay at the Best Western Victor's Residenz in Rodenhof. Dinner at the hotel is included this evening.
(DAY 2) Sunday 13th May
Following breakfast at our hotel we continue our journey across Germany and into Austria, arriving at our hotel in the late afternoon/early evening in good time for dinner.
(DAY 3) Monday 14th May
After time for a relaxed breakfast we make a mid-morning start for a gentle introduction to the picturesque North Tyrol including Lake Pillersee, St.Jacob and St.Ulrich. We include the chairlift to the summt of Buchensteinwand where the mountain restaurant combines traditional Tyrolean food with a superb view. We are also able to access the adjacent Cross of St.Jacob, a stunning landmark seen from miles around - a huge structure with internal viewing platforms. After time for lunch we follow a hidden road deep into the Wilderkaiser Mountain Range before returning to the hotel for dinner.
(DAY 4) Tuesday 15th May
Following breakfast we take a pleasant drive over the nearby German border to Chiemsee - the largest lake in Bavaria. We include a boat trip to the wooded island of Herreninsel. From the landing stage, we stroll to King Ludwig's remarkable, ornate and spectacular Herrenchiemsee Palace. We have a fascinating guided tour of the Palace and free time at a cafe or restaurant on the island before our boat back and returning to our hotel.
(DAY 5) Wednesday 16th May
There is no coach excursion today, giving you the opportunity to unwind the in the peaceful setting and enjoy the hotel's excellent facilities, indoor and outdoor pools and tranquil garden.Perhaps have lunch on the terrace with a mountain back-drop, or in the little cafes in the village. Tony will take us on a little guided walk around Waidring via the old mill and church.Those who wish can take the gondola-lift up to the Steinplatte with glorious alpine views.
(DAY 6) Thursday 17th May
Today we take a fabulous drive to the summit of the Glossglockner Pass, overlooking the Pasterze Glacier. This magnificent route, the highest route in the Tyrol, connects Austria to Italy and is considered to be one of Europe's most spectacular mountain roads. This is a scenic day to top them all - literally !
(DAY 7) Friday 18th May
Following breakfast we take the short drive to Fieberbrunn for its fabulous ornate church. We then continue to stylish Kitzbuhel at lunchtime. After which we climb aboard the horse-drawn carriages from a local farm who will be meeting us for a scenic circuit of Schwarzee (the Black Lake) nestling below the mighty Haanenkahm, famed as the toughest ski challenge in the Men’s’ World Downhill Championship.
(DAY 8) Saturday 19th May
After breakfast we begin our journey home, staying overnight once again at Victor's Residence in Rodenhof, with dinner included.
(DAY 9) Sunday 20th May
Following breakfast we continue our journey to Calais for our Eurotunnel crossing to the UK and then continuing on to Sussex to meet waiting taxis in the early evening.