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Austrian Christmas

Austrian Christmas

Door to Door service

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Door to Door service

We sail from Hull to Rotterdam return with P and O Ferries and stop in Germany both ways.

Our journey takes us to the home of 'The Sound of Music' and regional capital, Salzburg. The old town is a maze of charming pedestrian alleyways with many famous and historic landmarks. You experience a guided tour of Salzburg, after which you have chance to explore the city at leisure. We visit the delightful spa town of Bad Ischl where the Emperors of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy spent their summers. We will begin by exploring their ‘heaven on earth’, the Kaiservilla.  This summer palace is a haven of peace and tranquility and is still occupied by the Habsburg descendants of Franz Josef and Elisabeth. It retains the ambience of a bygone age and its association with great people and events.  We take a scenic drive to the Salzkammergut, known as the Austrian Lake District. We journey first to the Mondsee, one of the most unspoilt lakes in the region. We also stop to see one of the most well-known filming locations for the ‘Sound of Music’, the little church where the wedding between Maria and the Captain takes place. We continue towards the traffic free village of St. Gilgen, on the northern shore of the lake. Home to the grandfather of Mozart and the birthplace of his mother the town proudly calls itself the Mozart town on the Wolfgangsee.  We start our journey home, saying goodbye to Switzerland, and receiving a fond farewell from the hotel. We return to Hull on the overnight ferry from Rotterdam.

 

Leonardo Hotel Karlsruhe****

A 4-star hotel in the city centre of Karlsruhe, close to the French border.

All bedrooms have TV, tea/coffee facilities, air conditioning and Wi-Fi

 

Hotel Forsterhof ****

This traditional 4-star hotel is elegantly decorated throughout and located close to the shores of Lake Wolfgang, only a short walk from the heart of the village. The hotel also boasts its own private beach on the shores of the lake. All bedrooms are furnished in a traditional Austrian style with TV and hairdryer. The hotel offers large public areas including two dining areas and a pleasant bar, along with a sauna and relaxation area in which to unwind.  All rooms have walk in showers.

 

 

Price includes

Door to Door pick up service

Elite coach Travel

Overnight return sailing from Hull to Rotterdam in 2-berth inside cabins*with evening meal and breakfast included

Overnight stop at Leonardo Hotel Karlsruhe, in both directions with dinner and breakfast

Welcome glass of beer, wine or soft drink on arrival.

5 nights dinner, bed and breakfast at the Hotel Le Soleil

Walking tour of St Wolfgang

Guided tour of Salzburg

Additional cheese buffet at least once during your stay

Free use of Sauna and relaxation area

All rooms have walk in showers at the Hotel Forsterhof

Traditional Gala dinner

Traditional Christmas Turkey lunch (2 course starter and main)

 A Free day in resort

 

*Cabin upgrades available on request supplement payable

 

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Day 1

Overnight sailing to Rotterdam

Day 2

We travel towards our overnight stop in Leonardo Hotel, Karlsruhe

Day 3

After breakfast we continue through Germany towards Munich where we glimpse our first sight of the mighty Alps before driving through scenic countryside to our holiday base in St Wolfgang. In the evening, we have a walking tour of the village with mulled wine.

Day 4

Today our journey takes us to the home of the 'Sound of Music', Salzburg. The old town is a maze of charming pedestrian alleyways with many famous and historic landmarks.

Christmas Eve

Half Day / Bad Ischl. Today we will visit the delightful spa town of Bad Ischl where the Emperors of the Austro Hungarian Monarchy spent their summers. We will begin by exploring their 'heaven on earth', the Kaiservilla, and enjoy a guided tour. This summer palace is a haven of peace and tranquility and is still occupied by the Habsburg descendants of Franz Josef and Elisabeth. It retains the ambience of a bygone age and its association with great people and events

Christmas Day

A free day in St Wolfgang with a Traditional Turkey lunch and dinner served in the hotel. After lunch perhaps take the opportunity to stroll around the lake or the picturesque village.

Boxing day

A scenic drive of the Salzkammergut, known as the Austrian Lake District. We journey first to the Mondsee, one of the most unspoilt lakes in the region. We also stop to see one of the most well-known filming locations for the 'Sound of Music', the little church where the wedding between Maria and the Captain takes place. We continue towards the traffic free village of St. Gilgen, on the northern shore of the lake. Home to the grandfather of Mozart and the birthplace of his mother the town proudly calls itself the Mozart town on the Wolfgangsee.

Day 8

We leave the Tyrol and head back through Germany to the Leonardo Hotel in Karlsruhe for our overnight stop at Karlsruhe

Day 9

Travel to Rotterdam to catch the overnight sailing back to Hull

Day 10

Arrive home

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The hotels

 

Leonardo Hotel Karlsruhe****

A 4-star hotel in the city centre of Karlsruhe, close to the French border.

All bedrooms have TV, tea/coffee facilities, air conditioning and Wi-Fi

 

Hotel Forsterhof ****

This traditional 4-star hotel is elegantly decorated throughout and located close to the shores of Lake Wolfgang, only a short walk from the heart of the village. The hotel also boasts its own private beach on the shores of the lake. All bedrooms are furnished in a traditional Austrian style with TV and hairdryer. The hotel offers large public areas including two dining areas and a pleasant bar, along with a sauna and relaxation area in which to unwind.  All rooms have walk in showers.

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