We stay at the 4* Hotel Alpenhof which is set in the heart of the Kitzbuhler Alps at Brixen. All rooms have private facilities, hair dryer and, in most cases, a private balcony. There is a restaurant and delightful bar. To round things off there is wellness centre with indoor pool, sauna, steam room and fitness centre. (Some facilities chargeable). The hotel will provide buffet breakfast on each day and a 4-course dinner with a choice of menu from the second night onwards.
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Overnight hotels are city style or family run
Departure from your chosen pick up point and travel to the Channel port from where we take the short sea crossing to the Continent. Continue through France/Germany to our overnight hotel where accommodation is reserved on a bed and Continental breakfast basis.
After breakfast we continue our journey south, arriving in Austria during the evening. We will make our way to the resort of Brixen where accommodation has been reserved for 5 nights on a dinner, bed and buffet breakfast basis.
At your leisure to relax and enjoy your stay.
During your visit the following excursions are included:
- Zell am See and Lake Cruise
We travel to Zell am See which mixes lofty peaks and stunning alpine scenery. A cruise on Lake Zell is included so you can experience this tranquil setting. You can also take a cable car ride up the Schmittenhohe Mountain, (extra cost), or maybe just relax at a local café with strudel and coffee, (not included).
- Grossglockner Glacier
We travel along the Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse and descend Austria’s highest mountain – The Grossglockner, (literally ‘Big Bell’). The impressive icy world is a truly marvellous sight. On dates this excursion is not possible it will be replaced with an alternative trip taking in St Wolfgang and the Austrian Lake District. (No compensation will be payable.)
Berchtesgaden and the Eagle's Nest
Berchtesgaden is surrounded by mountains including the 8,900 foot Watzmann! The town centre features decorated facades, churches and a royal palace – a former summer residence of Bavarian kings. Later on – opening times permitting – we visit the Eagle’s Nest dramatically perched on a mountain top – the famed location of Hitler’s alpine hide-away. We begin with a drive up the Obersalzberg Mountain from where we catch a local post bus for the breath taking journey along the Kehlstein high road. We then ascend by elevator to the Eagle’s Nest summit from where you can see Berchtesgaden and the Salzbach Valley.
Please Note: If it is not possible to travel to the top of the Eagle’s Nest we will replace the trip with a visit to beautiful Konigsee Lake. No compensation will be payable.
After breakfast, we check out of the hotel and commence our journey home. Once again overnight accommodation has been reserved in France/Germany.
We continue to make our way back to the channel port from where we take the short sea crossing to the UK. From here we travel back to your local area.