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Christmas in Austria 2020

Christmas in Austria 2020

Snow capped peaks, forested hills, shimmering lakes and a festive Steam Train ride - a special and magical Christmas Holiday.

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Snow capped peaks, forested hills, shimmering lakes and a festive Steam Train ride - a special and magical Christmas Holiday.

When we organise a Christmas Holiday we know it has to be something really special to do justice to this magical time of year.  We have selected the charming and friendly town of St Johann – a traditional Alpine resort where the fantastic 4 star Bruckenwirt Hotel provides luxurious accommodation and facilities backed by a warm welcome from the Nocker family.  The hotel pulls out all the stops to make this a Christmas to remember with unique attractions and some festive specials. Imagine snow capped peaks, forested hills, shimmering lakes and a steam train ride and it is easy to understand why Austria is one of the world’s top tourist destinations and a natural choice to enjoy your Traditional Austrian Christmas celebration! 

ITINERARY


MONDAY 21st - Early morning departure from Dorset via Eurotunnel to Forbach, Germany. Overnight at Mercure Forbach Hotel with dinner and breakfast.

TUESDAY 22nd - From Forbach to St Johann, Austria with a welcome drink on arrival. After settling in enjoy a 3 course set dinner plus salad buffet in the restaurant.

WEDNESDAY 23rd - This morning we shall enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the snow covered fields and forests around St Johann - a romantic experience in good company through the idyllic Kitzbuheler Alpen. Your sleigh driver in authentic costume and the impressive team of horses are always pleased to pose for photos. Surely a highlight of your holiday! Traditional coffee and cake will be served back at the hotel this afternoon.

THURSDAY 24th - Drive to Zell am See, an instant heart-stealer of delightful surprises and breath-taking lake views. After lunch join the Pinzgauer Lokalbahn steam railway for a nostalgic and scenic journey from Zell to Mittersall through one of the loveliest valleys of Tyrol - chuffing through the snow - a special occasion that even the locals turn out to wave! Back at the hotel this afternoon we are treated to a traditional afternoon snack buffet. A Christmas Eve dinner is served in the restaurant. Church services are available in the village afternoon & evening.

FRIDAY 25th - Christmas morning at leisure to exchange gifts, relax in the sauna or maybe take a stroll into the village. A 3 course lunch is included. This afternoon it might be possible to take a cable car ride from the village up the mountain to enjoy the panoramic views. This evening brace yourself for a special Gala Christmas dinner after which the hotel director will regale us with traditional story-telling.

SATURDAY 26th - Enjoy a scenic tour around Austria's Lake District. We shall visit the three most popular - Mondsee, Attersee and Wolfgangsee which include such sights as the baroque church that featured in "The Sound of Music" film and the famous "White Horse Inn" an unforgettable setting on the lake shore. Breathe in the clear alpine air and enjoy a strudel while sat beside the lakeside.

SUNDAY 27th - Our hosts bid us a fond farewell. Drive to Germany for overnight stay at Mercure Forbach with dinner and breakfast.

THURSDAY 28th - From Forbach through Eurotunnel and back to Dorset that evening.

B, D

B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

Bruckenwirt Hotel, St Johann im Pongau

A superb 4 star rated hotel under the personal supervision of the Nocker family since 1933. Bedrooms provide breath-taking views and are equipped with private bathroom with toiletries, hairdryer, satellite television, phone, safe and a luxury comfortable bed. Every morning is a good morning at the extensive continental breakfast buffet and dinner is a 3 course gastronomic delight in the elegant yet informal restaurant. There is a traditional style country tavern in which to socialise, landscaped gardens, steam room, sauna, gym and massage – the hotels outdoor swimming pool is heated to 32 degrees C all year. Wifi is available throughout the hotel and a lift serves all floors.

 

TOUR PRICE : £975.00 per person 

Single Room Supplement : £140.00           

 

Includes:  All coach travel •  Return Eurotunnel crossings  • 2 x overnight in Saarbruecken Ï 5 nights hotel accommodation in St Johann • Half board meals throughout • Welcome drink at St Johann • 3 course Lunch on 25th • Snack buffet on 24th • Coffee & cake on 23rd • Pinzgauer train fare • Sleigh ride • Porterage at all hotels •  VAT

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Name Address Contact Details
Beaminster Area Convenient local point in Beaminster to be advised
Blandford Area Convenient local point in Blandford to be advised
Bournemouth Area Convenient point in Bournemouth to be advised
Branksome Area Convenient point in Branksome to be advised
Bridport Area Convenient local point in Bridport to be advised
Britannia Inn Britannia Inn, Fortuneswell, Portland
Charlestown The Alexandra Inn, Chickerell Road, Charlestown
Chickerell Bluebird Garage, Chickerell Road
Corfe Castle Convenient point in Corfe Castle to be advised
Courtlands Portland, Courtlands bus stop
Dorchester South Station Dorchester South Station bus stop
Dorchester TOT Top O'Town Car Park (by cafe), Dorchester
Easton Easton Square, Portland
Ferndown Area Convenient local point in Ferndown to be advised
Foords Corner Foords Corner bus stop, Wyke Regis
Jestys Avenue Bus stop end of Jestys Avenue on Littlemoor Road
Littlemead Broadwey, Littlemead bus stop (Swan Inn)
Lodmoor Hill Lodmoor Hill Bus Stop (near Post Office)
Lyme Regis Convenient local point in Lyme Regis to be advised
Lyndale bus stop Wyke Regis, Lyndale Bus Stop
Nottington Broadwey, Nottington Corner bus stop
Other Points in Dorset Phone us to discuss a convenient pick up.
Poole Area Convenient local point in Poole to be advised
Poundbury QMSE Poundbury Queen Mother Square bus stop
(Coach heading into Dorchester)
Radipole Spa Hotel bus stop, Radipole
Redlands Redlands, Opposite Garage
Ridgeway Bottom (DNU) DO NOT USE
Ringwood Area Convenient local point in Ringwood to be advised
Rodwell Rodwell Traffic Lights, Rodwell Rd/Rodwell Ave
Sgt Bunn St Bunn Bakery, Lanehouse Rocks Road
Sherborne Area Convenient local point in Sherborne to be advised
Southwell Portland, Southwell, Opposite Eight Kings Inn
St Edmunds Church St Edmunds Church, Lanehouse Rocks Road
St Johns Church Weymouth, St Johns Church, outside Dentist
St Nicholas Church St Nicholas Church, Buxton Road, Weymouth
Sturminster Newton Area Convenient point in Stur. Newton to be advised
Swanage Area Convenient local point in Swanage to be advised
To be advised To be advised - Approx. 2 weeks before travel
Upton Area Convenient local point in Upton to be advised
Upwey (DNU) DO NOT USE
Value House Value House Car Park
Victoria Square Victoria Square bus stop, Portland
Wareham Area Convenient local point in Wareham to be advised
Westwey Road Westwey Rd, Magistrates Court, Weymouth
Weymouth Bluebird Weymouth, Outside Bluebird Office,
K1 bus stop
Wimborne Area Convenient local point in Wimborne to be advised
Wool Area Convenient local point in Wool to be advised
Wyke Smuggler Smugglers Inn, Wyke Regis
Yeovil Area Convenient local point in Yeovil to be advised
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