Open A Window To Advent Magic

Enjoy Christmas in an Austrian winter wonderland – Christmas advent markets and spectacular landscapes will all combine to make an extra special, wintery Christmas. Featuring a fantastic new hotel and itinerary that celebrates the true traditions of Christmas, be captivated by the charms of an authentic Austrian Christmas.
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Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.


Day 2 St Johann & Kisslinger Glass
This morning we enjoy a guided walk of beautiful St. Johann in Tyrol, the hub of the Kitzbüheler region, before we enjoy a scenic drive via the Wilder Kaiser Mountains to Rattenberg. We have time at leisure in the medieval old town followed by a glass-blowing demonstration at Kisslinger Glass, which still continues the centuries-old tradition of Tyrolean glassmaking.Day 3 Christmas Eve - Hellbrunn Palace & Silent Night Chapel
Today, we visit Hellbrunn Palace, home to one of Austria’s most atmospheric Christmas markets. Hellbrunn Advent Magic has been held for almost 20 years in the palace’s beautifully decorated inner courtyard which sits against the romantic backdrop of the palace itself whose 24 windows are transformed into an oversized advent calendar. As well as traditional wooden huts offering tempting gifts and treats, the famous Trick Fountains are open during Advent, bathed in atmospheric lighting. The baroque grottos and fountains are also accompanied by an 8m tall Christmas angel, with guest choirs and folk musicians all adding to the festive atmosphere. In the afternoon, we visit the Silent Night Chapel at Oberndorf, where one of the most popular Christmas carols was composed and first sung. We enjoy a guided tour before returning to our hotel where our evening’s entertainment includes a glass of sparkling wine, Christmas stories, Christmas music with a brass band and a 5 course Christmas menu.

Day 4 Christmas Day – St Johann
We enjoy a very special Christmas Day at leisure in St Johann where the cafés and cable cars will be open as usual. After our 4 course turkey lunch, make the most of the sensational surroundings and enjoy a Christmas stroll in the winter wonderland.

Day 5 Boxing Day - Salzburg  
Today, we make our way to Salzburg where we enjoy a guided tour of this fascinating city, famous for many reasons, not least for its impressive baroque architecture, for being the birthplace of Mozart and the setting for the Sound of Music! Salzburg’s famous Christmas Market “Salzburger Christkindlmarkt”, one of the world’s oldest Advent markets, is still open on Boxing Day and its unique setting in the Cathedral Square in the heart of Salzburg’s World Heritage listed old city is a joy to behold.

Day 6 Departure
We make our way home today.

Legend

Hotel Bruggwirt

Saint Johann in Tirol, Austria
AAA+ Central Location Historic Hotel
Dating back to 1720, this historic family run hotel is located just a few steps from St Johann's historic main street and pedestrianised shopping area. Its traditional Tyrolean exterior belies its modern interior, with all 46 bedrooms being modern in style with newly refurbished modern bathrooms. All bedrooms are fitted with a hairdryer, TV, minibar, air conditioning and some also have a private balcony. The ground floor restaurant is furnished in a traditional Tyrolean style and there is a small lounge, a modern non-smoking bar and a summer terrace located towards the back of the hotel. Leisure facilities include a sauna and steam bath.
5 Nights Half Board
Twin from £429 pp
Double for sole use supplement from £50

22/12/19

Inclusions
- Return short sea crossings
- Porterage
- Welcome drink on arrival
- Choice of main
- Tea/coffee after dinner
- Christmas celebrations: sparkling wine reception, Christmas stories, carols & brass band
- 5 course gala dinner on Christmas Eve
- Turkey lunch on Christmas Day
- St Johann card
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£429 for 6 days

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