We head to our overnight ferry to Rotterdam enjoying dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board.
We continue to our dinner, bed and breakfast stop.
Arriving in Austria, we make our way to the Hotel Gasthof Ascherwirt where we are welcomed with a refreshing drink. We check in for our seven night stay which includes dinner, bed and breakfast as well as water, beer, house wine, soft drinks, tea or coffee each evening*.
Today we travel to Jenback to board our carriage for a spectacular ride up the mountain on the Zillertal Steam Cog Railway, taking in stunning vistas. Reaching the top, we board our boat for a picturesque cruise on Lake Achensee. Afterwards, we re-join our coach to visit the alpine resort of Mayrhofen in the Zillertal Valley.
We head to Innsbruck for a guided walking tour. This historic city boasts fascinating sights such as the Hofkirche gothic church, Stadtturm medieval tower, the imperial Hofburg Castle and the Goldenes Dachl – a ‘golden roof’ covered with glittering fire-gilded tiles that was constructed for the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I.
Days 6 and 7:
Two free days to relax or explore.
Salzburg, the city of music, is our destination today where sights include Mozart’s birthplace, the glorious Hohensalzburg Castle and stately Mirabell Palace as well as the locations where The Sound of Music was filmed in 1964. Perhaps make use of the local hop on, hop off bus to see all the main attractions.
Today’s excursion is to internationally-renowned Kitzbühel. Formerly a copper mining village, Kitzbuhel is now a famous resort overlooked by the soaring Hahnenkamm and Kitzbuheler Horn Mountains. Explore the walled Old Town, take a cable car ride up the mighty mountain for spectacular views or enjoy a drink and strudel in one of the pavement cafés.
We check out and make our way to our dinner, bed and breakfast hotel.
We continue to our overnight ferry back to the UK enjoying dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board.
We make our way home.
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