Holiday Itinerary - Christmas in Austria, Twixmas Cruising on the Rhine & New Year in Ypres

Dec 22

Local departure by coach or Door to Door service, then to Belgium for an overnight stay.

Dec 23

Travel through Germany to the Austrian Tyrol for four nights. B,D

Christmas Eve Innsbruck & Rattenberg

Included excursion to the capital of the Tyrol to enjoy the Christmas markets and explore the city’s charming old town. We’ll also visit the glass-blowing centre of Rattenberg in the Inn Valley B,D

Christmas Day Kitzbuhel

Enjoy our included excursion to the worldfamous ski resort of Kitzbühel. Why not opt to ride the gondola up the majestic Hahnenkamm Mountain for some breathtaking views of the snow-capped peaks. We return to the hotel for tonight’s turkey Christmas dinner. B,D

Boxing Day Mayrhofen and Ziller Valley Railway

Included excursion to Mayrhofen in the Ziller Valley. Here you can take an optional ride on the Ziller Valley Railway between Mayrhofen and Fügen. B,D

Dec 27

We leave Austria and head into Germany to reach Andernach and our cruise ship, the MS Rhine Princess, for a two-night cruise. B,D

Dec 28 Rüdesheim & Koblenz

We cruise from Andernach to Oberwesel, then after lunch, travel by coach to Rüdesheim. Explore the bustling Drosselgasse, visit the lively atmosphere, cosy wine taverns and narrow, romantic streets. We then continue by coach to Koblenz, and rejoin our cruise ship. Enjoy the lively festive spirit of this town, which lies at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers. B,L,D

Dec 29 Cologne

We cruise to Cologne, where you can explore the delights of the capital of the Rhineland. Cologne is a joy to visit with its shops, restaurants and cosy bars of the Old Town. Later this afternoon, we head to Ypres in Belgium for a four night stay. B,D

Dec 30 Bruges and Ypres

Included excursion, which takes us to historic Bruges, one of Europe’s best preserved medieval towns. Spend time exploring the town, strolling the cobbled lanes and crossing pretty canals. B,D

New Year's Eve Lille

Join our optional excursion to the beautiful French town of Lille. See the Grand Place, the Old Town and Belfry ahead of tonight’s New Year festivities, which include a special New Year’s Eve buffet, disco and a glass of champagne at midnight. B,D

New Year's Day Brussels

Included excursion to the centre of Brussels, Belgium’s capital city. Located in the heart of the city is the majestic Grand Place, a square surrounded by Guild Houses and elegant cafés. Br,D

Jan 2

Return home.B

Included Meals: B=Breakfast, Br=Brunch, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Silver Service Departure Dates & Prices 2017 - Tour Ref 12XAYV

Leger Brochure Price in Black

Travel 55 Discount Price in Red

Tel: Leger Reservations on 01709 786 554 and quote Travel ref: T55 and tour code

December 22
Prices are per person based on two sharing a twin room and a lower deck cabin. Extras: optional excursions; travel insurance essential, call for details; single room/lower deck cabin supplement £179.
Cabin upgrades per person - middle deck cabin £15; middle deck superior cabin £20; upper deck cabin £25.
Please note: prices may change and will be confirmed when you call to make a booking. Departure dates and joining points are subject to availability. All holidays subject to Leger Holidays Terms & Conditions
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Leger Holidays
Christmas in Austria, Twixmas Cruising the Rhine, New Year in Ypres

Coach Holidays 12 Days - 5% discount

From only £1235

This fabulous12 day holiday takes you from  Austria with visits to Innsbruck and Rattenberg. Then it's on to Kitzbuhel and Mayrhofen. You then join your cruise ship, the MS Rhine Princess, first cruising to Rüdesheim and on to Koblenz and Cologne. New Year's Day will be spent in Brussles 

To receive your 5% discount, book this delightful Christmas in Austria, Twixmas Cruising the Rhine, New Year in Ypres tour direct with Leger Holidays call on 01709 786 554 and quote the Travel 55 code T55.

To book with Leger and claim your 5% discount*, call them direct on 01709 786 554 or email Leger and quote Travel 55 code T55. *Excludes Oberammergau tours.


  • Local joining points
  • 9 nights hotel with continental breakfast, 8 evening meals ( brunch on New Years Day)
  • 2 nights' full board cruising on the MS Rhine Princess

Excursions & visits:

  • Innsbruck & Rattenberg
  • Kitzbühel
  • Mayrhofen
  • Rüdesheim
  • Koblenz
  • Cologne
  • Bruges
  • Brussels

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Your Hotels and Cruise Ship

You will stay for four nights at a minimum 3-star hotel in the Austrian Tyrol, such as the Hotel Zillertal in Strass. The hotel has a restaurant and bar.

For New Year, you will stay for four nights at the 3-star Novotel, located in the centre of Ypres. The hotel has a lift, restaurant and bar.

Your overnight stay in Belgium on the first night will be in a city-style hotel.

MS Rhine Princess

The MS Rhine Princess is exclusively chartered by Leger Holidays on most of our river cruise holidays, and is always a firm favourite with Leger guests. Whether you relax in the bar, lounge or restaurant, you’re sure to feel at home on board this warm and welcoming ship. The Rhine Princess facilities include a lounge, a bar and a restaurant. All cabins feature a T.V, hairdryer, telephone and en-suite bathroom.

Optional excursions and visits

As described in the itinerary

Silver Service Coach

You’ll be delighted with your Silver Service ‘experience’ right from the moment you meet your tour coach at the port and you’re invited on board.

Sit back and relax in specially-designed, deluxe reclining seats*, with footrests and more legroom** than standard coaches. Enjoy your own reserved seat. Personal tables. Porterage† at most hotels, so you really don’t have to lift a finger. Free personal headphones, so you can enjoy the radio channels, listen to music, or watch DVDs*** Follow your journey’s progress on the satellite navigation display.

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Door to Door Service

If you live within 20 miles of one of our free joining points we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to meet your transfer vehicle, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. The cost is just £30 per booking each way for up to four people per booking. Most Door to Door Journeys are not exclusive to a single holiday booking. Each door to door vehicle will carry no more than eight passengers, allowing luggage room and space and minimalising the number of additional stops before meeting the coach.

If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge – please enquire at the time of booking.


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