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Tyrol Mountains & Festive Markets

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Duration: 5 nights
Interests: Discovery tours
Type: Festive breaks
Walking Grade: 2
from £1,699pp

Come sun or snow, it’s hard to resist the temptations of the Tyrol. But during the festive season there’s an added magic to Austria’s picturesque western region cherished for its glorious landscapes, memorable mountains, incredible walking opportunities, and plentiful supply of outdoor activities. Join us on this exhilarating holiday that showcases the area at its wintertime best. You’ll get to discover the historic cities of Salzburg and Innsbruck and spend time at their romantic Christmas markets filled with twinkling lights, traditional handicrafts, seasonal treats, and the fragrance of mulled wine.

What you’ll love

  • Staying at a charming family-run hotel in bustling Kirchberg 
  • Browsing at Christmas markets during Austria’s festive season 
  • Discovering Salzburg and Innsbruck on guided city tours 
  • Riding the cable car in both the Brandenburg and Karwendel Alps 
  • Taking an easy circular hike and admiring the stunning scenery 

What’s included

  • HF Holidays Tour Manager
  • English-speaking local guide
  • Comfortable 4-star hotel accommodation
  • Half-board (breakfast and evening meal)
  • Three sightseeing excursions
  • Return flights from the UK including hold baggage and airport transfers (with flight holidays only)

Trip Notes

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All our carefully-curated itineraries are designed by our experts. While we make every effort to adhere to the described itinerary, we may take alternative routes or adapt the running order for weather and/or operational reasons.

Arrive in Innsbruck. Transfer to Alpen Gluck Hotel.


Distance: 1 mile (1.6km)

Ascent: 150 ft (45 m)

Descent: 150 ft (45 m)

We take the Rofan cable car from the mountain station, enjoying views of the Rofan and Karwendel mountains. After soaking up views at the top, we walk towards the Mauritzalm and onto the Rofan circular hiking trail.

 


We enjoy a guided walking tour in beautiful Innsbruck, the so-called Capital of the Tyrol, before taking the Hungerbergbahn railway up the mountain to reach the impressive Seegrube. Take in the views of Innsbruck below and the Karwendel range beyond. You may choose to take the further short but steep trail along the Hafelekar to soak up the scenery.

 

 

 

 


Today is a free day, with no walks or activities planned. This is an ideal opportunity to relax around the hotel or explore the local area. You can spend time time browsing the festive stalls in Kirchberg, walk one of the local hiking trails close to the hotel, or simply stay put and enjoy the hotel facilities.


Distance: 2.5 mile (4km)

Ascent: 460 ft (140 m)

Descent: 460 ft (140 m)

We head to Salzburg, the historic city best known as the birthplace of Mozart and the shooting location for The Sound of Music. Here we’ll enjoy a guided walking tour of this spectacular city dominated by castles, churches, and palaces. We’ll soak up the atmosphere at the festive market stalls before taking walking up past the fortress walls to Richterhohe for superb city views. There’s also the opportunity to enjoy a glass of mulled wine or a tasty treat before we return to Kirchberg.

 


Transfer to Innsbruck Airport for your flight home.


Itinerary map for Tyrol Mountains & Festive Markets

Alpen Gluck Kirchbergerhof Hotel

Located in the centre of Kirchberg, the 4-star Alpen Gluck Kirchbergerhof Hotel has sleek and contemporary guest rooms, some with balconies overlooking the mountains. Elsewhere, you'll find an elegant restaurant serving traditional Tyrolean specialties and international cuisine, a bar, and a sun terrace with comfortable seating. There's also a lovely spa with a sauna, steam bath, infrared cabin, indoor swimming pool, treatment rooms, and relaxation zone. 

Essential information

It's best to be prepared for all weather conditions. To make it easier, here is a list of items you should consider packing.   

Essentials  

  • Walking boots 
  • Waterproof jacket 
  • Waterproof trousers 
  • Insulated jacket/top 
  • Walking clothing  
  • Walking socks (plus spares)  
  • Sunhat 
  • Gloves/mitts and warm hat
  • Water bottle (minimum 2 litre capacity)  
  • Headtorch 
  • High-factor sunscreen (minimum SPF 30)  
  • Sunglasses with a dark lens 
  • Rucksack (15-30 litres)  
  • Mobile phone 
  • Personal first aid kit (containing your medication, blister plasters, etc.) 
  • Passport 
  • Visa (if applicable) 
  • Copy of your travel insurance policy 
  • UK Global Health Insurance Card (formerly known as EHIC

Recommended

  • Collapsible walking poles 
  • Swimwear and travel towel
  • Snacks
  • Dry bags
  • Rubbish bags
  • Insect repellent

Optional extras

  • Camera 
  • Sit mat
  • Flask for hot drinks 
  • Durable lunch box
  • Gaiters 
  • GPS device 

Guest reviews

All holidays are subject to availability. Supplements may apply.

Non-member fee: £30 per person.

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2024

08 Dec - 13 Dec 2024

5 nights

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08 Dec - 13 Dec 2024

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Duration:
5 nights
Interests:
Discovery tours
Type:
Festive breaks
Walking Grade:
2

5 nights from £1,699pp

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