Austria

Austrian Tyrol

An Alpine idyll

The Tyrol region is the quintessential Austria of postcards: a vivid landscape of grassy meadows and turquoise waters set amongst majestic, snow-capped peaks. An idyllic Alpine paradise, Tyrol is more than steins of beer and lederhosen: it is a delightful collection of traditional villages, elegant towns and bustling resorts surrounded by glorious mountain scenery, verdant pasture, the tinkling of cow bells and vast, impossibly blue lakes sparkling in the clear mountain air.

ADVENTURES IN THE AUSTRIAN TYROL

Enjoy the crisp mountain atmosphere

  • Lake Achen – enjoy this vast lake by steam railway & by boat
  • Schloss Tratzburg – explore this ancient Alpine fortress
  • Zell am See – the quintessential mountain resort
  • Kitzbühen – a lovely town with a medieval centre
  • Krimml Falls – be wowed by these dramatic cascades
  • Mayrhofen – experience Tyrolean traditions surrounded by scenery
  • Return flights included
  • 7 nights half board accommodation

From £879
per person

based on two sharing in a twin/double room, with a minimum of 35 passengers travelling in a specific month

Best time to go

April, May, June, July, September, October

Suggested Hotel

Ferienhotel Fuchs, Söll

  • Located in the pretty Tyrolean village of Söll
  • Family run with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere
  • Traditional wooden interiors
  • Lounge area & restaurant, as well as an outdoor terrace
  • Sauna and Turkish bath

Not the hotel for your group? Other hotels are available, contact us.

Attractions:

  • Lake Achen Railway
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    Achensee, or Lake Achen, is the largest lake in the region, known as ‘the sea of Tyrol’. The nostalgic, narrow-gauge Achensee Railway is home to four steam locomotives, and having been in operation since 1889 it is the oldest cog railway in Austria. Enjoy a unique journey from the station at Jenbach up to Seespitz to view the beautiful lake.

  • Lake Achen Boat Cruise

    From the steam railway station at Seespitz, boats depart for a panoramic journey along the beautiful shores of Achensee. Ships have been traversing the lake since 1887, and are still one of the best ways to take in the incredible scenery surrounding the sparkling waters.

  • Tratzberg Castle
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    Schloss Tratzberg is a 13th century Alpine fortress, a former border stronghold with a lively history. Featuring Gothic panelling and Renaissance rooms, original furnishings and fascinating armoury, this cultural monument evokes a world of knights and royalty. Once occupied by the House of Habsburg, Schloss Tratzberg is today the residence of the Counts of Enzenberg, making it one of Austria’s last inhabited stately homes.

  • Zell am See
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    The picture-postcard resort town of Zell am See sits by the deep cobalt waters of Zeller Lake, backed by stunning mountainous peaks. A compact town filled with pretty chalets, there are plenty of cafés and restaurants to ensure that it’s always bustling, and the lovely lakeside promenade allows you to take in the incredible view on a stroll.

  • Kitzbühel
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    Lovely Kitzbühel is a combination of sleek ski resort and fairytale Gothic town. Well preserved medieval buildings are dotted amongst exclusive boutiques, creating a perfect mix of the cosmopolitan and the traditional. The scenery around Kitzbühel is jaw-dropping, with the battlement-like ridges of the Wilder Kaiser range stealing the show with its dramatic thrust into the sky.

  • Krimml Falls
    Krimml-Waterfalls-in-High-Tauern-National-Park-Austria

    With three cascades creating a drop of 380 metres, Krimml Falls is one of the most impressive waterfalls in Europe, situated in the green and rocky Hohe Tauern National Park. The lovely Waterfall Trail, which was established over 100 years ago, wends its ways through gentle forest to deliver you to the best viewpoints of the thunderous falls and the surrounding epic landscapes.

  • Mayrhofen
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    Nestled with the lush Zillertal Valley, Mayrhofen is as Tyrolean as it gets. The glacial mountain range shelters Mayrhofen’s rustic chalets, tasty Alpine specialities, and bars serving Austrian beers. One of Austria’s premier skiing destinations, the town is surrounded by craggy peaks and lush, verdant valleys.

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