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Zell am See, Austria
Munich, Zell am See, Schmittenhöhe Mountain, Sigmund-Thun Gorge, Grossglockner, Dachstein, Schladming, Hallein Salt Mines, Mondsee, St.Wolfgang, Salzburg, Kufstein, Kitzbuhel, Eagle’s Nest & Lake Konigsee
11th – 18th September
We meet at the airport at 6.45am 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, most of it is traffic-free with a variety of shops and attractive pavement cafés. One can opt to have a boat ride on the lake (extra) before we proceed to Schmittenh¨ohe. The Schmittenh¨ohe is Austria’s most beautiful panorama mountain (cable car extra). From here, we will have a spectacular view of more than 30 mountain peaks ranging up to 3000 metres. Later we have a short walk back to Zell am See centre.
Our first optional full day excursion today 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 32 metres deep on its 320 metres long path through Sigmund-Thun Gorge, creating strikingly smooth stretches of rock, basins and potholes. We shall proceed to the Alps where, weather permitting, we view Austria’s highest peak, the Grossglockner and its surrounding snow-capped peaks. We shall take the funicular (extra) and go down to the glacier, the Pasterze.
For our optional full day 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 250-metre 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.
Today our full day optional excursion first takes us to the Hallein Salt-Mines (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.
Today we have an optional full day excursion to the internationally renowned city of Salzburg, with one of the best preserved 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).
For our full day optional excursion today 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 Ro¨merhofgasse. We visit Kufstein Fortress (extra) the land mark 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, cafes and colourful frescoed shops.
For our optional full day excursion today we first visit the so-called ‘Eagle’s Nest’, 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.
After check-out we make our way to Munich airport for our Air Malta flight departing at 12.10pm and arriving Malta at 2.30pm.
PRICE PER PERSON
* SPECIAL PRICE
*€599 / €699 Adult in Triple
*€629 / €729 Adult in Twin
*€699 / €799 Adult in Single
*€399 / €499 Child sharing with 2 adults
* Special price applies when half board & all excursions are taken
Air Malta return 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
CHILD UNDER 12 PAYS HALF
€45 Sigmund-Thun Gorge & Grossglockner
€47 Dachstein & Schladming
€43 Hallein Salt Mines/Mondsee & St. Wolfgang
€45 Salzburg & Hellbrunn Palace
€41 Kufstein & Kitzbuhel
€46 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
Schmittenhohe cable-car €26.00 per adult / €14.00 per child
Sigmund-Thun Gorge €4.30 per adult / €3.00 per child
Grossglockner funicular €11.00 per adult / €5.50 per child
Hallein Salt-Mines €17.00 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
Konigsee boat ride €13.30 per adult / €7.40 per child
* All above prices are subject to change