Alpine Festivals


Departs: Monday 26 September 2022 - 9 Days



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Tour Code: ET2219
Price: £1049.00 Per Person
Single Room Supplement: £145.00 per person
Insurance: £53.00

Overview

Tradition and culture are highly respected in the Tyrol with many festivals being a highlight in the local villages each year. None more so than the end of grazing season festivals when the farmers bring the cattle down from the high pastures and hold a colourful parade. Our tour includes the large event at Hopfgarten and another annual event, the Church and music festival in Kramsach, all you have to do is join in the fun and festivities. Our base is the village of Kirchberg and the welcoming Hotel Zentral where we have included lunch and drinks with dinner package

Your Accommodation:





Hotel Zentral - 4 Star

The superb family run Zentral is located in the centre of Kirchberg as its name suggests. The hotel is renowned for its warm welcome and comfort, recent extensions have made it even better!! Each of the en-suite bedrooms is equipped with a telephone, satellite TV, a safety-box and a hair dryer. Most of the rooms have a balcony and many have views of the surrounding mountains. Other facilities at the hotel include a sun terrace, restaurant, bar, games room and a comprehensive wellness area. The hotel is served by two lifts.



Your Itinerary:



Day 1

Our door to door service takes you to the waiting coach for the drive to Folkestone during which a light breakfast is served. Boarding the mid-morning train a glass of prosecco and snacks sets the holiday mood. On through Belgium to Germany and our overnight hotel.


Day 2

A fine buffet breakfast before departing for Austria. Travelling through Germany we cross the Rhine at Karlsruhe and pass Stuttgart and Munich. Ahead, we see the Alps and after crossing the border near the Wild Kaiser Mountains, we reach Kirchberg and our holiday hotel in time for dinner.


Day 3

A restful day in our resort to make use of the hotels excellent leisure facilities and perhaps take a ride on the nearby cable car.


Day 4

This morning we drive along the valley to the delightful village of Hopfgarten for one of the largest and most impressive Almabtrieb festivals in the region. A colourful programme with several music groups, farmers market, old world craftsmanship and delicacies are set up throughout the town.


Day 5

We drive to the village of Kramsach and the ‘Museum of Tyrolean Farming’ for the Church Day and music festival. In this open air museum we are able to visit 14 typical Tyrolean farmhouses and experience a parade of local bands dressed in local costume, presentations of local crafts and taste various typical local specialities


Day 6

The scenic highlight of our tour, as we take the spectacular Grossglockner road. This magnificently engineered highway runs from nearby Bruck to Heiligenblut and offers us views over mountain peaks and glaciers. A truly memorable journey, climbing to a height of over 8,000 feet where we reach the base of Austria’s highest mountain, the Grossglockner.


Day 7

After breakfast we drive to the year round resort of Kitzbuhel with its narrow streets and picturesque old world town, nestling between the Kitzbuheler Horn and the Hahnenkamm.


Day 8

We leave Kirchberg for our homeward journey. Through Bavaria to make a stop in the fairytale town of Rothenburg, built on the banks of the River Tauber, then by way of wine producing city of Wurzburg to reach our overnight hotel in the Rhineland.


Day 9

After a fine buffet breakfast we depart for Brussels then Calais for the mid-afternoon shuttle to Folkestone. We return to our home area and waiting taxis arriving early evening.


Day 14

Insurance Premiums are renewed from 1st January 2022. If you are making a booking after this date the rate will be revised from that shown in our brochure.


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