After the success of our previous Winter Fun holidays, it gives us pleasure to return to Fuschl once again. February can seem like a very dull month with its dark mornings, dark evenings and short days, why not give yourself a ‘lift’ and join us on our 8 day holiday based in the beautiful resort of Fuschl located on the lake of the same name in the Salzkammergut lake district region of Austria. The area offers crystal clear lakes and dramatic mountain scenery and its close proximity to Salzburg combined with genuine Austrian hospitality makes the perfect setting for our winter holiday.
Located right on the shore of Lake Fuschl, the family run Schutzenhof is built and furnished in traditional chalet style. The bedrooms are all tastefully furnished with traditional wooden fittings and have bath or shower / WC, radio, telephone, TV hairdryer, and room safe, most have lake or mountain views and many have balcony. The hotel offers a restaurant, a bar with an open fireplace and lakeside terrace. The hotel’s spa area includes a sauna, 2 hot tubs, 2 waterbeds, an infrared cabin, and a fitness area. A lift serves all floors
Saturday Our door to door service to the waiting coach for the drive to Folkestone where we board the fast shuttle to Calais, a light breakfast, champagne and snacks served on board. On through northern France to Reims, the champagne capital, before crossing the River Moselle and the German border to reach our overnight hotel in the historic city of Saarbrucken well in time for dinner.
Sunday A fine buffet breakfast before we continue through Germany. After crossing the Rhine at Karlsruhe we drive along the edge of the Black Forest by autobahn via Stuttgart and Munich then with snowcapped peaks lining our road to the right we cross the Austrian border. Passing Salzburg we arrive in Fuschl and our hotel late afternoon. A sparkling welcome drink precedes dinner this evening.
Monday A relaxing day in our resort, where we can make use of the hotel’s excellent leisure facilities or take a relaxing walk and get a bite of lunch. This evening after dinner we include a gentle guided lantern walk followed by Gluhwein upon our return.
Tuesday Departing our hotel after a fine buffet breakfast we make for tiny St Gilgen set beside the waters of Wolfgangsee. We include a cable car ride to the summit of the Zwolferhorn for magnificent views of lakes and mountains. Later we drive around the lake to St Wolfgang, probably the best known of all lakeside resorts, famous for its ‘White Horse Inn, sheltered by the Schafberg Mountain.
Wednesday A visit to the nearby Baroque city of Salzburg, famed as the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. This beautiful city with its many famous and historical landmarks is compact, very pedestrian friendly and overlooked by the magnificent Hohensalzburg fortress, easily accessed for rewarding views. On our return to Fuschl we include a horse drawn sleigh ride fortified by a warming schnapps.
Thursday A day tour of the Austrian lakes we travel to romantic Mondsee, forever linked to ‘The Sound of Music’ stopping at the village of Mondsee with its Baroque Church where Maria married Captain Von Trapp. Then cross the Hollengebirge from Attersee to spend time on the shores of Traunsee.
Friday After breakfast we say farewell to our hosts and begin our homeward journey. Retracing our steps we pass Munich and Stuttgart before we arrive at our overnight hotel, Mercure Hotel in Saarbrucken, late afternoon.
Saturday Today we travel through France past Reims then on to Calais for the train to Folkestone, to arrive in our home areas to be greeted by our awaiting taxis.
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