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Austria New Year Celebrations with Steam

Austria New Year Celebrations with Steam

A wonderful railway holiday to see in the New Year exploring Austria by train. Celebrate 2020 in style at the historic 4-star Hotel Plankenhof in the beautiful Tyrol including a 5-course dinner, a glass of bubbly and fireworks on New Year's Eve. The tour also features two great steam train journeys on the Zillertalbahn and Pinzgauer Railways, traditional Tyrolean music, Schnapps tasting and a trip to the top of the Hafelekar overlooking stunning Innsbruck…this tour has something for everyone!

7 Days From £1395

 

DEPARTS

Sunday 29 December 2019

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Your choice of First or Standard Class rail travel to Austria and return

  • Stay in the Austrian Tyrol in a 4-star family-run hotel dating back to the 15th century

  • Visit the Germany’s National Rail Museum, the oldest railway museum in the world

  • New Year’s Eve steam train journey on the Zillertalbahn to Mayrhofen

  • 5-course dinner, a glass of Champagne and fireworks on New Year’s Eve

  • Guided tour of Innsbruck, ‘Capital of the Tyrol’

  • Journey on the Nordkettenbahn funicular and cable car

  • Steam journey on the Pinzgauer Railway to Krimml Waterfalls

  • An evening of Tyrolean music at the hotel

  • A tour & tasting at the hotels in-house Schnapps museum

 

Also included in your Tour Fare:

  • 6 nights’ bed, breakfast & evening meal

  • Rail travel in a class of your choice

  • All transfers, excursions & admissions as detailed

  • Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

DAY 1

We depart London St Pancras by Eurostar to Brussels, where we change onto a high-speed train into Germany. Our hotel for one night is the InterCity Hotel in historic Nuremberg.

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DAY 2

This morning we visit Germany's National Rail Museum in Nuremberg, the oldest railway museum in the world before enjoying the scenic rail journey south through Bavaria and into beautiful Austria for our four night stay at the family run Hotel Plankenhof in Pill.

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DAY 3

NEW YEAR'S EVE
Today we head to Jenbach to board the Zillertalbahn's Silvesterdampfzug, a special New Year's Eve steam train which takes us through the stunning scenery of the Zillertal valley to Mayrhofen. There is a little free time to explore the town before we take the return journey back to Jenbach. Once back at our hotel, our meal this evening will be a 5-course menu with a glass of Champagne and fireworks to celebrate the start of the new year.

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DAY 4

NEW YEAR'S DAY
This morning we travel by train through the Tyrolean landscape to Innsbruck, the 'Capital of the Tyrol'. Here we enjoy a guided tour, viewing the historic Golden Roof and Old Town shrouded in the stunning backdrop of the Austrian Alps, and experience a return trip on the Nordkettenbahn - An extraordinary rail adventure leading from city centre to the top of the Hafelekar high in the mountains over 7,000 ft above Innsbruck. Hopefully, the weather will afford us breathtakingly beautiful views over Innsbruck and the surrounding Alpine landscape. Upon our return to Pill we have a tour of the hotels in-house Schnapps Museum.

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DAY 5

Our next steam adventure sees us on a Railtrail favourite, the Pinzgauer Railway. We board our steam train at Zell am See and travel onwards past the Pinzgauer Grasberge mountains and the Hohe Tauern peaks to Krimml. Our private coach transfers us to the Krimml Waterfalls giving us the chance to view this famous waterfall up close before we head back to Pill. Once we are back at our hotel, we enjoy a traditional Tyrolean music evening, courtesy of our hosts at the Plankenhof Hotel. A fitting finale to a spectacular winter wonderland experience in the idyllic surroundings of the Austrian alps.

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DAY 6

We bid farewell to Pill and Austria this morning and take the rail journey north into Germany for our final night at the InterCity Hotel in the medieval walled city of Nuremberg, with its castle and cathedral situated in the old town.

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DAY 7

With a plethora of wonderful memories we conclude our New Year celebratory tour and return by rail to Brussels and homeward by Eurostar to London.

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B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

HOTELS

Hotel Plankenhof, Pill

We are pleased to return to this hotel, the 4-star Plankenhof in Pill in the Tyrol. A listed building, the Plankenhof dates back to the 15th century and is in the 11th generation of family ownership. Uniquely, the hotel also houses a ‘Museum of Schnapps’!

 

InterCity Hotel, Nuremberg

A modern 3-star hotel conveniently situated adjacent to the station and close to the city centre. All bedrooms are en-suite with individually controlled air-conditioning, TV and free Wi-Fi.

 

FARE

From London St Pancras International:

Standard Class rail travel to/from Austria, including Standard Eurostar

£1395

First Class rail travel to/from Austria, including Standard Premier Eurostar

£1695

Single Traveller Supplement

£139


Fare inclusive of:

 

6 nights’ bed, breakfast & evening meal

Rail travel in a class of your choice

All transfers, excursions & admissions as detailed

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

 

GUARANTEED FARE

 

Important Note: Whilst the arrangements for all described steam train travel are in place we do reserve the right to make substitutions should it be deemed necessary for whatever reason. Your acceptance of this is a condition of your booking.

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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