Please Note: Date of Tour is now 01 October 2020
Our exciting new tour is based in the 4-Star Hotel Bruggewirt nestled in St Johann in the Austrian Tyrol. The tour features some the best excursions in to the Tyrol and German Bavaria, visiting some of the most spectacular attractions of the Tyrolean region. We enjoy a day in historic Salzburg with a guided tour and a ride of one of the Tyrol’s famous “Little Trains” with, followed by a visit to Lake Chiemsee with a boat trip to the impressive Herrenchiemsee Palace.
A real treat and a highlight of this tour is a day to the extravagant “Bavarian Versailles” Herrenchiemsee Palace. In 1873 King Ludwig II of Bavaria acquired the Herreninsel as the location for his Royal Palace of Herrenchiemsee (New Palace). Modelled on Versailles, this palace was built as a “Temple of Fame” for King Louis XIV of France, whom the Bavarian monarch fervently admired.
Arrive by short boat cruise over Lake Chiemsee, where you are met by Horse & Carriage to whisk you away on a 15 minute ride to the Palace. Spend time wandering the Grand Halls of this Bavarian Palace and your entrance includes the King Ludwig II museum and the Augustinian Monestry.
No time would be complete in the Austrian Tyrol without a ride on one of the narrow gauge “Little Trains” – included is a journey on the Pinzgauer Lokalbahn through the Kitzbühel Alps. This is a truly spectacular journey from Zell am See to Krimml, and the coach then continues to Krimml Falls, Austria’s highest waterfalls.
This tour will give you a fantastic opportunity to also visit the Sound of Music Region, with time to explore in Salzburg. On your free day we have included a St Johann Card which can be used on the local buses and the cable car, just a 10 minute stroll away, offering a ride with spectacular views.
Your Go WightAway Holiday Includes:
GOLD TOUR – Taxi pick-up from Home
Half-Board En-suite Accommodation
Return Coach Travel with allocated Seat
Return Sea Crossings
Overnight Hotels in Saarbrucken (outward & return) with fixed menu
5 Nights Main Hotel
Welcome Drink on arrival
St Johann Travel Card – Local Buses & Cable Cars for Free Day
Tour to Salzburg with 2 Hour Walking Tour
Scenic Drive through Berchtesgaden National Park (there is an option for a tour to Hitler’s Eagles Nest on the original Brass Elevator for £25pp – register your interest when you book your holiday – subject to minimum numbers)
Return Boat Cruise on Lake Chiemsee
Horse & Carriage Ride
Entrance to Herrenchiemsee Palace with Guided Tour
Entrance to King Ludwig II Museum & the Augustinian Monestry
Ride on the Pinzgauer Lokalbahn Railway from Zell am See to Krimml
Tour to Krimml Falls
Day 1 –
After taxi pick ups from home and local pick-ups in Portsmouth, travel to Saarbrucken for an overnight stay at the Mercure Hotel with fixed menu with vegetarian option. Overnight bag required.
Day 2 –
We continue to the Alps, soaking up the fantastic scenery on our journey and will arrive at our hotel in the Austrian Tyrol late afternoon – with an alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink on arrival. Settle in before dinner, with a fixed starter and choice of main course.
Day 3 –
We spend today in the regional capital of Salzburgerland and the home of “The Sound of Music”, historic Salzburg. The old town is a maze of charming pedestrian alleyways with many famous and historic landmarks. To enable you to get your bearings, enjoy a 2 hour guided walking tour, before exploring the city at leisure.
In the afternoon we return to the hotel with a scenic drive through the Berchtesgaden National Park (there is an option for a trip to Hitler’s Eagles Nest on the original Brass Elevator for £25pp – register your interest when you book your holiday – subject to minimum numbers – if there is enough interest, this trip may be run on the afternoon of Day 4)
Day 4 –
Spend today relaxing at the hotel and exploring the pretty town of St Johann at leisure. Use your St Johann Card to access free travel on the bus or enjoy a gentle 10 minute stroll to the cable car station for a ride offering spectacular views. You can also enjoy free daily entry to the local leisure facilities, just a 3 minute walk from our hotel, which feature indoor and outdoor pools and relaxation zones as well as more energetic activities.
Day 5 –
Today we make our way to Zell am See for a leisurely browse around this classic, Tyrolean market town before we embark on a scenic railway journey on the Pinzgauer Lokalbahn Railway, jangling through the Pinzgau mountains and Salzach Valley to Krimml. We continue by coach to the spectacular Krimml Falls, Austria’s highest waterfall.
Day 6 –
Our last day in the Austrian Tyrol is a real highlight. We make our way to the shores of Lake Chiemsee from where we take a 15 minute boat cruise to the small island of Herreninsel, home to the extravagant Herrenchiemsee Palace and Gardens. Be collected by Horse & Carriage from the boat for the journey that King Ludwig would have made to his Palace. We enjoy a guided tour of the palace and gardens, which were built on the instruction of King Ludwig of Bavaria, and modelled on the ornate Palace of Versailles.
Day 7/8 –
After breakfast, begin the journey home, with an overnight stop in Mercure Saarbrucken. Taxis will be waiting at the ferry to take you home.
Overnight Hotels in both direction (Saarbrucken) – overnight bag required
Add Insurance for £20pp – Insurance is essential on this Tour
A Valid 10 Year Passport is required
Single Supplement £110 – very limited
Double Sole Use Supplement £175
Overnight Hotels in both direction are fixed menu. Please advise dietary requirements.
We strongly recommend Travel Insurance on this tour. IOW Tours can offer this at £20. Ask for more details.
Entrances included as advertised. We cannot be held liable for non-operation due to weather of any attraction included on this tour.
A Valid 10 Year Passport is required on this Tour with a minimum 6 months validity after your return.