Riding High in the Tyrol 2021

Our tour of the beautiful Tyrol region of Austria features a ride on Austria’s
highest mountain cable car, with a breathtaking view once at the top from
Austria’s highest mountain café. With a horse-drawn carriage ride around
Imst, a guided tour of the Starkenberg Castle Brewery, visits to Swarovski
Crystal World, Innsbruck, Feldkirch and St Anton also featured, our tour
showcases the dramatic, natural beauty of the terrific Tyrol region.

Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2 Pitzal Valley & Wildspitzbahn Cable Car
This morning, we travel to the beautiful Pitztal Valley where we board the Gletscherexpress cable car which will transport us 2,840m above sea level, where we find the bottom station of the Wildspitzbahn cable car which will take us all the way up to 3,440m – the highest point of any ski resort in the Tyrol region. As well as magnificent views of the surrounding mountains, including the Wildspitze (Tyrol’s highest mountain), we find the highest café in Austria, Café 3.440, where we can sit on the large terrace and marvel at the unique panoramic views before our descent back down to earth. Please note, high altitude may cause shortness of breath and possibly light headedness for a brief period, which is quite normal. Anybody with a specific illness who may be adversely affected by high altitude should consult their doctor for advice on the suitability of this journey before travelling.

Day 3 Innsbruck & Swarovski Crystal World
We head for Innsbruck this morning, capital city of the Tyrol, and one of the most wonderful places to visit in Europe. We enjoy time at leisure to explore this picture-book city, with its late medieval Altstadt, grand Habsburg palace and baroque cathedral. This beautiful alpine destination has twice hosted the Winter Olympics and boasts historical buildings, breathtaking scenery and snow-capped mountains. In the afternoon, we visit the sparkling world of Swarovski Crystal World where a rich collection of designs are displayed in 17 Chambers of Wonder. From the spectacular Crystal Dome to the winter wonderland of the Silent Light Dome and its sparkling crystal tree made up of 150,000 Swarovski crystals, to the new Chandelier of Grief “infinity mirror room”, each dome has been designed by internationally recognised artists to interpret crystal in their own unique ways.

Day 4 Imst & Starkenberg Castle Brewery
We visit the nearby town of Imst today. Rich in history, the small town of Imst offers visitors magnificent views of the surrounding region and, thanks to its position at the foot of the Lechtal Alps at an altitude of 827m, it enjoys many hours of sunshine. We enjoy a warming drink of mulled wine and embark on a horse-drawn carriage ride around the winter landscape before we enjoy a guided tour of the 200 year old Starkenberg Castle Brewery, famous for its very unique beer spa pools – a world first! We learn about the brewing process and visit the brewery museum and shop before beer tasting in the impressive medieval Great Hall.

Day 5 Feldkirch & St Anton
This morning, we spend time at leisure in the well-preserved old town of Feldkirch. Located at the foot of wooded mountains, vineyards and a castle-crowned hill, its medieval lanes, home to towers and pastel coloured houses, are a joy to explore. In the afternoon, we head for the charming and famous ski resort of St Anton, where we will be met with genuine Tyrolean hospitality and spectacular scenery. We have free time to explore, perhaps taking in an exhilarating ride on the cable car, visiting the pretty church of St Anthony of Padua, exploring the Museum of St Anton and just sitting back and soaking up the stunning Tyrolean atmosphere.

Day 6 Departure
We make our way home today.

Hotel zum Lamm

Tarrenz, Tyrol
AAA Great Touring Location Mountain Views Spa Facilities
This charming, family run 3 star hotel is situated in the centre of the small village of Tarrenz amidst an impressive Alpine landscape, with mountain huts and restaurants just a few minutes' walk away. The hotel interior is bright and well decorated in a traditional Tyrolean style. All 74 bedrooms are simply furnished but comfortable and all contain a TV, hairdryer and views to the mountains. Guests can enjoy a drink on the terrace with views of the mountains or while away the evening in the bar. Leisure facilities consist of a sauna and steam room.

Hotel zum Lamm

Tarrenz, Tyrol
5 Nights Half Board

Twin from £454pp
Single Supplement from £68

FEB 2021

• Return short sea crossing
• Porterage
• Welcome drink
• Choice of main
• Tea/coffee after dinner
• Musical entertainment on 1 night
• Wildspitzbahn return cable car ride
• Entrance to Swarovski Crystal World
• Imst horse-drawn carriage ride
• Guided tour of the Starkenberg Castle Brewery
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£454 for 6 days

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