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ALPINE AUSTRIAN CHRISTMAS 2017

8 DAYS

Spend a white Christmas in the enchanted Austrian Alps. Staying in a charming 4-star hotel overlooking the snowy Austrian Alps we visit Feldkirch Christmas Market and Chur Cathedral. Indulge in a sleigh ride with a complimentary Schnapps and enjoy a captivating ride on the Rhaetian Railway, regarded as one of the World’s most spectacular journeys on this fantastic Christmas getaway that you will cherish forever.  

INCLUDES

Return ferry sailing

2 nights’ bed & breakfast en-route

5 nights’ dinner, bed & breakfast in resort

Welcome drink & introductory talk

Music & evening entertainment

Souvenir on depature

Sleigh ride with Schnapps

Visit to Feldkirch Christmas Market with mulled wine

Visit to Chur Cathedral

Journey on the Rhaetian Railway from Tiefencastle to St. Mortiz

Excursions to Bregenzerwald, Hittisau, Schwarzenberg, Bödele, Walgau, Kloster Valley

Free time in St Mortiz & Chur

DURING YOUR STAY

Day 1 – Following an early departure we travel to Dover for our ferry crossing and onwards to our overnight hotel for one night bed and breakfast.

Day 2 – We continue to our hotel in Feldkirch, where our hosts will greet us on arrival with a hot winter punch and some information on the area.

Day 3 – After breakfast we visit Bregenzerwald before travelling to Hittisau - Here we have planned a sleigh ride for you to enjoy. Afterwards we visit Schwarzenberg, in the Bregenz Forest, one of the most beautiful areas in Austria. We then continue to Bödele along Lake Constance, to end the day at Feldkirch Christmas Market, with a Gluhwein (mulled wine). Feldkirch Christmas Market is considered to be the prettiest in the region where Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Liechtenstein meet. This evening at the hotel we enjoy a 4-course dinner.

Day 4 – Today we travel to Walgau up to the Arlberg Pass - enjoy the wintery atmosphere, maybe enjoy a cable car ride (not in included).  On the return we travel through the Kloster Valley , past Bludenz - home of the Suchard Chocolate and back to the hotel for a traditional evening meal with aperitif and carol singing - should you wish to visit the nearby church for its Matins service it is 100m from the hotel.

Day 5 – Celebrate in the warmth and comfort of the hotel today. Enjoy a traditional Turkey lunch followed by Christmas Dinner in the evening with music and a visit from a very special guest: Father Christmas! 

Day 6 – After breakfast we have arranged a journey on the Rhaetian Railway from Tiefencastle to St. Mortiz, The Rhaetian Railway is regarded as one of the world’s most spectacular routes winding its way through the Graubunden mountains, viaducts and tunnels on one of the most picturesque mountain routes in the world. On our arrival in St. Mortiz enjoy a couple of hours at leisure before travelling to nearby Chur where we visit the Cathedral of the Assumption. Dinner this evening will be followed by traditional Zither music.

Day 7 – After a charming Christmas break we leave after breakfast, retracing our steps back to our overnight hotel, taking away cherished memories and a souvenir with us.

Day 8 – After an early start we continue our journey home.

Departure DateTitleHotelDays(from) 
21 Dec 2017Alpine Austrian ChristmasHotel Weisses Kreuz 8 days £699.00 Book Now


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