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The Almabtrieb 'Till the Cows Come Home' - Tyrolean Peaks, Pastures & Parades
10 DAYS

Departs:
30th September 2018

The Almabtrieb 'Till the Cows Come Home' - Tyrolean Peaks, Pastures & Parades

£849.00 per person

Holiday Overview

The ancient tradition of Almabtrieb, the welcoming home of the cows as they return from the high alpine pastures is today a celebrated festival and a chance for the villagers and visitors to 'party'. Herdsmen and villagers dress in traditional costume and the cattle are paraded through the decorated streets adorned with splendid floral head dresses, ribbons and bells. Enjoy traditional Tyrolean culture as Autumn colours reflect the impressive Alpine scenery of this magical region in Austria. With accommodation at the excellent family run Alpendomizil Neuhaus Hotel in the beautiful resort of Mayrhofen you will enjoy a memorable holiday in a wonderful region of Austria.

CURRENCY - Currency required for this tour will be the Euro.

PASSPORT REQUIRED - We require full christian names, date of birth & passport country of issue. Please have these details ready when booking.

Your Holiday Accommodation

Mercure Sindelfingen Hotel

The 3 star Mercure Sindelfingen Hotel is located close to the exhibition centre and is a 3-star superior hotel. All bedrooms are en suite with TV, telephone, air conditioning, safe and Wi-Fi. There is a Mediterranean restaurant and cocktail bar. There is a lift.

Alpendomizil Neuhaus Hotel

The 4 star Alpendomizil Neuhaus Hotel is situated in the heart of Mayrhofen. It is a family run hotel and offers excellent evening meals and a generous buffet breakfast. There is a lounge, bar, terrace and garden with sun loungers and parasols. All bedrooms are en suite with TV, radio, telephone and Wi-Fi. The hotel has an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, sauna, steam bath and solarium. There is a lift.

View Holiday Itinerary

Sunday

Late morning transfer to Hull for the overnight ferry crossing to Rotterdam (Meals not included).

Monday

We journey through the Netherlands into Germany and to Stuttgart for overnight half board accommodation at the Mercure Stuttgart Sindelfingen an der Messe Hotel.

Tuesday

We make our way south into the Bavarian Alps via Ulm and enter Austria by way of Fussen, Lermoos and the spectacular Fern Pass. We continue into the Ziller Valley and to Mayrhofen, one of Austria's prettiest mountain resorts for 5 nights half board accommodation at the superb Alpendomizil Neuhaus Hotel.

Excursions

  • A memorable day of Austrian scenery as we travel over the famous Gerlos Alpine Road to Krimml Falls, where you can view this impressive waterfall. We continue to the medieval town of Kitzbuhel to enjoy an afternoon of relaxation and sightseeing.
  • Innsbruck is our destination today, the capital of the region and one of Austria's most beautiful alpine destinations, with its historical buildings, breath-taking scenery and snow-capped mountains. Later in the day we travel to the town of Fulpmes where we enjoy afternoon tea and cakes at the Sporthotel Brugger. There will be time to explore the town before we make our way back to Mayrhofen.
  • Today we visit the town of Rattenberg, located on the banks of the River Inn, famous for its glass making. The town has an abundance of crystal glass shops that continue the tradition. In the afternoon, there will be an optional excursion to Hintertux, or simply relax in the hotel and enjoy some free time in your home base of Mayrhofen.
  • Today is the amazingly colourful spectacle that is the 'Almabtrieb' which takes place in Mayrhofen. Shoe tapping, thigh slapping, dancers, whip crackers and folk bands welcome the 'returnees' all along the main street. There is a farmer's market serving traditional delicacies and countless stalls are laden with Zillertal specialities. A truly memorable occasion!

Sunday

We depart Mayrhofen and travel into Germany and to Stuttgart for overnight half board accommodation at the Mercure Stuttgart Sindelfingen an der Messe Hotel.

Monday

We travel north into the Netherlands for the overnight crossing from Rotterdam to Hull. (Meals not included).

Tuesday

Hull to local area. Arrive home lunchtime.

Your Holiday Package Includes:

2 nights aboard P&O Ferries in 2-berth inside cabins (meals not included), 7 nights dinner, bed & breakfast, Service of experienced tour driver/s, Luxury coach travel with onboard toilet & facilities.

Excursions - including toll pass for the Gerlos Alpine Road and afternoon tea and cakes at the Sporthotel Brugger.

Alpendomizil Hotel package includes - 3 course, 3 choice dinners with daily salad buffet, live music on some evenings, free use of swimming pools, Jacuzzi and standard sauna.

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SUPPLEMENTS

DEPOSIT: £80.00 per person

Single supplement: £110.00, Outside cabin single occupancy: £35.00 return, Outside cabin supplement: £20.00 per person return, Lower berth supplement: £15.00 per person return, Return dinner & breakfast package on P&O Ferries: £50.00 per person in the Kitchen Restaurant

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