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Zell-Am-See , Austria
Munich, Zell-am-See, Sigmund-Thun Gorge, Heiligenblut, Grossglockner, Dachstein, Schladming, Hallein Salt Mines, Mondsee, St.Wolfgang, Salzburg, Kufstein, Kitzbuhel, Eagle’s Nest & Lake Konigsee
Date: 3 -10 September (8 September – National Holiday)
SATURDAY, 3RD SEPTEMBER
We meet at the airport at 6.15am for our Air Malta flight departing at 8.45am. On arrival in Munich airport at 11.05am, our coach takes us to our 4-star Hotel Zum Hirschen in Zell-am-See. After check-in, we can join our tour leader to explore Zell-am-See’s medieval centre, which most of it is traffic-free and with a variety of shops and attractive pavement cafés. If in operation, one can opt to take a boat ride on the lake (extra).
SUNDAY, 4TH SEPTEMBER
Today, our first optional full-day excursion takes us to Sigmund-Thun Gorge (extra) where we are able to experience the mighty, thunderous masses of water. To-date, the Kapruner Ache has managed to cut its way 32m deep on its 320m long path through Sigmund-Thun Gorge, creating strikingly smooth stretches of rock, basins and potholes. We shall proceed to the Alps and make a short stop in the scenic village of Heiligenblut, and later we will head towards Austria’s highest peak, the Grossglockner (toll pass extra) and its surrounding snow-capped peaks. We shall take the funicular (extra) and go down to the glacier, the Pasterze.
MONDAY, 5TH SEPTEMBER
For our optional fullday optional excursion, today, we go to Dachstein. We get the cable car (extra) and experience the thrilling Daschstein Sky Walk, the most spectacular viewing platform in the Alps, where beneath your feet you have the 250m sheer rockface of the Hunerkogel, and around you an unforgettable mountain panorama. Later, we go to Schladming, cradled between the lush alpine tarns and valleys of the Dachstein massif and the Schladminger Tauern range in the Styrian Alps.
TUESDAY, 6TH SEPTEMBER
Today, our full-day optional excursion takes us first to the Hallein SaltMines (extra), the oldest mines in the world. Together with the local guide, we hop aboard the mine train for a fun-filled ride into the centre of the mountain. Our next stop is in Mondsee, a typical quaint Austrian Village on the banks of Lake Mondsee and with the lovely Cathedral used for the wedding scene in the famous movie ‘The Sound of Music’ as its centre. Later, we go to the historic spa town of St. Wolfgang, one of the prettiest villages in the Salzkammergut, first mentioned in the year 976.
WEDNESDAY, 7TH SEPTEMBER
Today, we have an optional full-day excursion to the internationally renowned city of Salzburg, with one of the bestpreserved city centres north of the Alps. On arrival, we enter Mirabel Gardens and later, walk over Makarsteg Bridge towards the city’s historic centre where we shall see Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s birthplace, St Peter’s Abbey and the cemetery, made famous in the musical movie ‘The Sound of Music’. We will also have the opportunity to visit Hellbrunn Palace (extra).
THURSDAY, 8TH SEPTEMBER
Today, for our full-day optional excursion, we head to the Austrian Tyrol. Our first stop is in Kufstein, second largest city in Tyrol after Innsbruck. We stroll around this town by the lush banks of the River Inn, admire the colourful house facades and the impressive Römerhofgasse. We visit Kufstein Fortress (extra), the landmark which enthrones on its elevated position in the centre of the town. In the afternoon, we head to the small sophisticated town of Kitzbuhel with its cobbled streets, upmarket shops, cafés and colourful frescoed shops.
FRIDAY, 9TH SEPTEMBER
For our optional fullday excursion, today, we first visit the so-called ‘Eagle’s Nest’ (extra), built as a teahouse atop the summit of Kehlstein Mountain for Adolf Hitler’s 50th birthday as a retreat and place to entertain friends and dignitaries (transportation and bus ride extra). We later proceed towards the village of Konigsee, where we walk around the charming quay before taking a boat trip (extra) and enjoy the amazing views of the picturesque setting of the lake, similar to a fjord, surrounded by steeply rising flanks of mountains.
SATURDAY, 10TH SEPTEMBER
After check-out, we make our way to Munich airport for our Air Malta flight departing at 12.10pm and arriving in Malta at 2.20pm.
PRICE PER PERSON
*€649 / €749 Adult in Triple
*€699 / €799 Adult in Twin
*€909 / €1009 Adult in Single
*€449 /€549 Child sharing with 2 adults
*Special Price applies when all excursions are taken.
Air Malta return direct flights to Munich airport
7 nights in 4-star Hotel Zum Hirschen in Zell-Am-See or similar
Rooms with private facilities, TV, hairdryer & safe
Daily buffet breakfast
Free entrance to the lidos of Zell-am-See & free access to the wellness area
Return airport transfers
Services of tour leader
Airport taxes & service charge
€45 / €22 Sigmund-Thun Gorge/ Heiligenblut/ Grossglockner
€47 / €22 Dachstein/Schladming
€43 / €21 Hallein Salt Mines/Mondsee/St. Wolfgang
€45 / €23 Salzburg/Hellbrunn Palace
€41 / €21 Kufstein/Kitzbuhel
€46 / €22 Eagle’s Nest/Lake Konigsee
NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE
City tax of €1.10 per person per day (from 15 years upwards) is to be paid directly at hotel
Zell-am-See boat ride €13.50 per adult/€11.20 per child
Sigmund-Thun Gorge €4.30 per adult/€3 per child
Grossglockner toll €6 per adult/€3 per child
Grossglockner funicular €11 per adult/€5.50 per child
Dachstein cable car €40 per adult/€20 per child
Hallein Salt-Mines €17 per adult/€9.50 per child
Hellbrunn Palace €10.50 per adult/€5.50 per child
Kufstein Fortress €10.50 per adult/€5.50 per child
Eagle’s Nest €15.10 per adult/€8.80 per child
Lake Konigsee boat ride €13.30 per person