Winter in the Tyrol 2014
By train to the majestic winter scenery of the Austrian Tyrol
A journey by rail is a wonderful experience, particularly in the Austrian Tyrol which is even more picturesque during winter time. Marvel at the idyllic snow-capped mountains and charming countryside that creates a striking backdrop to an Austrian winter rail holiday. Explore bustling towns and cities that are adorned with delightful buildings and discover the rich history of each spectacular destination. With Treyn you are assured not only a fantastic holiday, but also comfortable and scenic rail journeys that let you absorb breathtaking scenery. Relax and take pleasure in a nostalgic steam-hauled train journey as you are transported to pretty Mayrhofen on the impressive Zillertalbahn.
Day 1 - London to RemagenWe depart from St Pancras International by Eurostar to Brussels, where we change trains and continue to Cologne. Here we join the service to Remagen, where we stay tonight at the welcoming 3* Hotel Pinger. (D)
Day 2 - To the TyrolToday we continue our journey by train, and travel along the scenic Rhine Gorge to Rosenheim. From here we enjoy a journey through picturesque landscapes to Telfs in the Austrian Tyrol. We stay in Telfs for five nights at the welcoming 3* Hotel Munde. (B,D)
Day 3 - InnsbruckThis morning we take the train to the imperial city of Innsbruck, the capital of the Tyrol. Your time here is free to explore. The Golden Roof, with its ornate gold-plated tiles, is arguably the city's highlight. The roof was built for Emperor Maximilian I, as was the grand Imperial Palace, which is also well worth a visit. Other key sights include the pretty Old Town and the historic 15th century City Tower. (B,D)
Day 4 - At leisure in TelfsToday is free for you to spend as you wish. Perhaps relax at the hotel, or explore Telfs further. Alternatively, you could go to the popular resort of St. Anton. Here you can stroll around the pretty town, or take one of the cable cars up to the Tyrolean Alps to admire the splendid panoramas stretching out before you. (B,D)
Day 5 - SeefeldThis morning we travel by coach to Seefeld. Set on a verdant plateau amongst Alpine peaks, Seefeld is one of the Tyrol's premier resort towns. Here we enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride through the wintry countryside, followed by time to explore the pretty town centre. We then return by coach to Telfs for dinner. (B,D)
Day 6 - The ZillertalbahnToday's excursion takes us to Jenbach, where we join the Zillertalbahn for a superb journey through the dramatic Ziller Valley, past pretty villages to picturesque Mayrhofen, a popular tourist destination throughout the year. Here you are free to explore. You may choose to stroll along the cobbled streets, lined with shops, restaurants and pretty pavement cafés, or take a cable car into the mountains, before our return journey retracing our route. (B,D)
Days 7-8 - To Remagen & homeWe depart Telfs by rail today, travelling northwards over the German border on the direct service to Remagen, for another overnight stay at the 3* Hotel Pinger. On Day 8 we depart by train for Cologne, where we join the service to Brussels. Here we connect with the Eurostar to St Pancras International in London. (Day 7-B,D; Day 8-B)
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
These meals, where shown, are included in the price of your holiday.
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Destinations on an Austrian Winter Rail Holiday
Spend five nights in Telfs, a quaint town which is an ideal base from which to explore the Austrian Tyrol. Take a ride in one of the cable cars which offers unparalleled vistas of the imposing Tyrolean Alps or if you prefer, simply relax in the comfort of the hotel.
Enjoy the vibrant capital of the Tyrol, Innsbruck, and explore some of the city's most notable sights. The symbolic Golden Roof which can be found in the Old Town and the Imperial Palace are definitely worth seeing during your Austrian winter rail holiday. Travel to Seefeld, which is situated among striking snowy peaks, and unwind as you take a horse-drawn carriage ride through unspoilt countryside.