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The Austrian Alps including Innsbruck & Kitzbuehel
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The Austrian Alps including Innsbruck & Kitzbuehel

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Discover the outstanding beauty of the Austrian Alps on this unique getaway where you’ll be surrounded by imposing snow-capped mountains, stunning alpine lakes and gushing rivers.

Begin this adventure with a visit to the intriguing city of Innsbruck. Step back in time as you take a guided walk through the beautiful medieval old town, taking in key highlights such as the Wilten Abbey Basilica, Ambras Castle and The Goldenes Dachl, one of the city’s most famous landmarks located in the Old Town.

Enjoy a full day excursion around the scenic area of Lake Chiemsee. This awe- inspiring alpine lake will leave you spellbound as you discover its hidden treasures including the beautiful island of Herreninsel. You’ll have plenty of time to enjoy a boat tour of the lake, as well as the magnificent Herrenchiemsee Castle which was built by Bavarian King Ludwig II as a tribute to Versailles.

Finally, you’ll travel south to the town of Merano, located in the heart of South Tyrol. Embark on a guided tour of this ancient alpine town where you’ll take in key historic highlights such as the Cathedral of St. Nicholas and the medieval town gates.

Join us on this seven night alpine adventure and you'll discover the true beauty of The Austrian Alps for yourself.

 

Practical Information for this holiday

Currency
Euro (€)     
Local Time
Ireland/UK Time +1 hour
Passport
A valid passport is required for this holiday. EU citizens do not need a visa, however non-EU citizens should check requirements. 
Flight Duration
Approx. 2 hours and 45 minutes. Munich Airport is located 28.5 km (17.7 mi) northeast of Munich and approximately 2 hours’ drive to your hotel in Reith bei Kitzbühel.
Climate

Austria has a continental climate, with warm summers and cold winters.  Spring and autumn are mild, with relatively little precipitation.

Food & Drink

A traditional Viennese speciality is the Wiener Schnitzel ; a cutlet of veal, pounded thin and dipped in flour, egg and breadcrumbs, then fried until golden brown.  In most restaurants nowadays, the meat is more likely to be pork than veal.  Austria produces internationally acclaimed wines.  For a refreshing aperitif, try a glass of Sekt, the nation’s favourite sparkler.  Austrian beer is of high quality and popular brands include OttakringerStiegl, Zipfer and Gösser.  A "Krügel" or "grosses Bier" is 0.5 litres, while a "Seidl" or "kleines Bier" is 0.3 litres.

Average Prices for Region
  • Coffee: €3.00
  • Beer: €3.50
  • Glass of wine: €4.50
  • Light Meal: €9.00
  • Soft Drink: €2.70
  • Bottled Water: €2.00
Packing List
  •  Your valid passport
  • A continental plug adaptor
  • A rain jacket
  • A small backpack
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
Recommended Reading

The Third Man - by Graham Greene

The Lonely Empress :  Elizabeth of Austria - by Joan Haslip

When Nietzsche Wept - by Irwin  D. Yalom

 

Holiday highlights

Innsbruck

Innsbruck is the capital city of Tyrol, located on the Inn River and bordered by the Alps. This beautiful city is home to an array of historical highlights including the fascinating medieval old town, Wilten Abbet Basilica and Ambras Castle. The city’s most famous attraction is The Goldenes Dachl (Golden Roof), a landmark structure slated with 2,657 fire-glided copper shingles and located in the heart of the historic district.

Lake Chiemsee & Herrenchiemsee Castle

Located southeast of Munich and close to the Austrian border, Lake Chiemsee is the largest lake in Bavaria and is often referred to as the “Bavarian Sea”. The lake boasts two beautiful islands with stunning attractions which are worth exploring; Herreninsel and Frauenchiemsee. Take time to visit Herreninsel Island in particular where you will find Herrenchiemsee Castle which was built by the Bavarian King Ludwig II as a tribute to Versailles.

Merano

Located in the heart of south Tyrol, Merano is an ancient spa town which promises an array of historical and cultural highlights. This town is full of fascinating sites such as the Cathedral of St Nicholas, the medieval town gates and the beautiful old town as well as several museums and castles. Situated on the Passirio River, this town is renowned for its natural beauty so we recommend taking a stroll along the river banks and taking in some of the stunning scenery and views of the region.

Practical Information for this holiday

Currency
Euro (€)     
Local Time
Ireland/UK Time +1 hour
Passport
A valid passport is required for this holiday. EU citizens do not need a visa, however non-EU citizens should check requirements. 
Flight Duration
Approx. 2 hours and 45 minutes. Munich Airport is located 28.5 km (17.7 mi) northeast of Munich and approximately 2 hours’ drive to your hotel in Reith bei Kitzbühel.
Climate

Austria has a continental climate, with warm summers and cold winters.  Spring and autumn are mild, with relatively little precipitation.

Food & Drink

A traditional Viennese speciality is the Wiener Schnitzel ; a cutlet of veal, pounded thin and dipped in flour, egg and breadcrumbs, then fried until golden brown.  In most restaurants nowadays, the meat is more likely to be pork than veal.  Austria produces internationally acclaimed wines.  For a refreshing aperitif, try a glass of Sekt, the nation’s favourite sparkler.  Austrian beer is of high quality and popular brands include OttakringerStiegl, Zipfer and Gösser.  A "Krügel" or "grosses Bier" is 0.5 litres, while a "Seidl" or "kleines Bier" is 0.3 litres.

Average Prices for Region
  • Coffee: €3.00
  • Beer: €3.50
  • Glass of wine: €4.50
  • Light Meal: €9.00
  • Soft Drink: €2.70
  • Bottled Water: €2.00
Packing List
  •  Your valid passport
  • A continental plug adaptor
  • A rain jacket
  • A small backpack
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
Recommended Reading

The Third Man - by Graham Greene

The Lonely Empress :  Elizabeth of Austria - by Joan Haslip

When Nietzsche Wept - by Irwin  D. Yalom

 

Trip Itinerary - Day by day

Day 1 – Travel to Austria

Morning

Travel to Austria

Upon arrival in Munich, Germany, you will be met by your local guide who will assist you in the transfer to your hotel in Reith bei Kitzbühel, a picturesque village amidst the scenic surroundings of the Kitzbühel Alps.

Afternoon

At Leisure

You will have the remainder of the day at leisure to unpack, relax and explore the surroundings of your hotel.

Day 2 – Innsbruck

Full Day

Innsbruck

After breakfast, travel by coach to Tyrol’s capital and Austria’s fifth-largest city, Innsbruck. Enjoy a guided tour of the city’s highlights including the fascinating late-medieval old town, Wilten Abbey Basilica and Ambras Castle. You will also see Innsbruck’s most famous sight, the Golden Roof, slated with 2,657 fire-gilded copper shingles, and located in the heart of the historic district. In the afternoon, you will have free time to explore or shop at your own leisure. Your local guide will be happy to offer suggestions of activities to suit your interests.

Day 3 – At Leisure

Full Day

At Leisure

Today will be a full day at leisure to spend as you wish in the charming town of Kitzbühel. You may simply relax at your hotel or independently explore the streets of this mountain town. A complimentary return transfer from your hotel to Kitzbühel is provided on this day (set times advised locally).

Day 4 – Lake Chiemsee

Full Day

Lake Chiemsee & Herrenchiemsee Castle

Today you will embark on a full day excursion around the scenic Lake Chiemsee, located southeast of Munich and close to the Austrian border. This lake, which also boasts two beautiful islands in the centre, is a remnant of the glacial era and nowadays popular for sailing and windsurfing. Here, you will go by boat from Priem am Chiemsee to the largest island in the lake, the Herreninsel, and visit Herrenchiemsee Castle which was built by Bavarian King Ludwig II as a tribute to Versailles.

Day 5 – At Leisure

Full Day

At Leisure

Enjoy another day at leisure today. Chat with your guide during the previous day’s tour and pick up some tips and information on how to make the most of your free day.

Day 6 – Merano

Full Day

Merano

After breakfast today, you will set off for a full day excursion to the neighbouring country of Italy. After crossing the border, you will travel towards the ancient spa and alpine town of Merano located in the heart of the South Tyrol region. During your guided tour through the historic centre, you will view many interesting sights such as the Cathedral of St. Nicholas, the medieval town gates, several museums and castles (entrances not included). The Passeggiata promenade, stretching along the Passirio River, is also perfect for a pleasant walk during your free time in which you come across impressive historic buildings such as the Kurhaus, a masterpiece of the art nouveau period.

Day 7 – At Leisure

Full Day

At Leisure

The final day of your holiday will be free to spend as you wish. Make sure to pick up some last minute souvenirs or local Austrian treats to take home and take a final stroll around your beautiful natural surroundings.

Day 8 – Return Home

Afternoon

Return Home

Time to say ‘auf Wiedersehen’ to Austria. Transfer from your hotel, with guide assistance, for your return flight home.

* Please note that the order of your excursions on the itinerary above is provisional and subject to change

Customer reviews

Hotel & accommodation available for this trip

Cordial Golf & Wellness Hotel 4

Located in the picturesque village of Reith amidst the scenic Kitzbühel Alps, this hotel has a country-style Austrian décor and is an ideal base to explore the nearby areas such as Kitzbühel, Innsbruck and Lake Chiemsee. The hotel’s comfortable ambience, free use of wellness area... read more read more read more

Located in the picturesque village of Reith amidst the scenic Kitzbühel Alps, this hotel has a country-style Austrian décor and is an ideal base to explore the nearby areas such as Kitzbühel, Innsbruck and Lake Chiemsee. The hotel’s comfortable ambience, free use of wellness area as well as surrounding natural landscape also guarantee for a relaxing holiday.

Please note that twin rooms in this hotel have a double bed with 2 mattresses (not two separate beds).

Hotel address
Cordial Golf & Wellness Hotel
Cordialplatz 1
6370 Reith bei Kitzbuhel
Austria
Reith bei Kitzbuhel
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* Some hotel facilities may be seasonally operated or under maintenance and therefore unavailable at the time of your stay. Charges may apply for certain facilities.

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