Local departure by coach or Door to Door service, then to Belgium for an overnight stay.
Continue to Austria for a four-night stay. B,D
Christmas Eve – Füssen and Hohenschwangau
Today our superb included excursion takes us to Bavaria and the lovely town of Fussen, situated at the southern end of the Romantic Road. You will have time at leisure to discover the medieval centre of this charming town located above the River Lech.
We then continue to the village of Hohenschwangau. Here you will have the opportunity to photograph Neuschwanstein, the fairytale castle of Mad King Ludwig, (weather permitting). This romantic castle, upon which Walt Disney based Sleeping Beauty’s Palace, is one of Germany’s most popular images.
Please note that Christmas Eve in Austria and Germany is a traditional religious festival and in many areas is still celebrated as such. This may mean that facilities in towns, villages and hotels may close early. B,D
Christmas Day - Swiss Glacier Express and Vaduz
Merry Christmas! We celebrate Christmas with an unforgettable ride on the famous Swiss Glacier Express. We board the train in Chur, the oldest city in Switzerland and travel through the magnificent scenery of the Swiss Alps to the charming ski resort of Andermatt. During the day we will visit Vaduz, the capital city of Liechtenstein, for a short stop. Late this afternoon we return to the hotel for a Christmas evening turkey dinner. (Please note that the train journey may operate in reverse, from Andermatt to Chur). B,D
Boxing Day - Free Time or St. Anton and Lech
A day at leisure today or why not join our optional excursion to the beautiful alpine towns of St. Anton and Lech. Situated on the Arlberg massif and surrounded by alpine peaks and wooded hills, St. Anton is famous as a winter resort on account of its outstanding natural scenery. Home to approximately 2500 inhabitants, St. Anton has a somewhat genuine ambience and charming atmosphere where crisp, clean mountain air is always guaranteed. Take a stroll down the pedestrian precinct where you can sit back and relax in one of the cafés or restaurants.
During the day there will also be the opportunity to join our optional horse and carriage ride.
We leave Austria and head north to Belgium for an overnight stay. B
Return home. B
Included Meals: B=Breakfast, D=Dinner