One of our long established, firm favourites! St Anton is a popular Tyrolean resort set amidst gentle wooded slopes against the beautiful backdrop of the majestic Arlberg Mountains. Spectacular Alpine scenery, genuine and warm hospitality at a crossroads, where history and culture blend hand-in-hand making the Austrian Tyrol one of the most attractive destinations in the world. Our tour includes visits to some of the regions cultural and natural treasures.
The 4 star Arlberg, under the personal supervision of its resident proprietors the Ennemoser family, has been affording a warm welcome to our groups for over 30 years and in our opinion is the best hotel in St. Anton. All rooms have private facilities, hairdryer, a TV and radio. The hotel has comfortable spacious lounges, a bar and restaurants noted for their fine cuisine. We offer a four course dinner with salad bar and, of course the sumptuous buffet breakfast. To help you relax there is an indoor pool, sauna and solarium and free use of bicycles. A lift serves all floors.
Saturday Our door to door service takes you to the waiting Club Class coach for the drive to Folkestone during which a light breakfast is served. Boarding the mid-morning train a glass of fizz and snacks set the holiday mood. On through France to our overnight hotel, on the French/German border.
Sunday Over the Vosges Mountains and through the distinctive Alsace to Strasbourg where we cross the mighty Rhine. A relaxing drive through the scenic Black Forest to spend time in the delightful lakeside town of Titisee. This afternoon we drive along the shores of Lake Constance to reach Austria and St Anton, arriving at the Hotel Arlberg late afternoon.
Monday A day at leisure in St Anton. Take a cable car ride, explore the town or make use of the hotel’s leisure facilities.
Tuesday Today we drive along the broad Inn Valley to Mosern and the ‘Peace Bell’ before spending time in Seefeld, a year round resort with a fine pedestrianised centre. Later we include a tour of one of the great Baroque treasures of Austria, Stams Abbey. The interior of the church is truly magnificent with beautiful ceiling frescos, stucco work, and amazing wrought-iron screens.
Wednesday Another day of magnificent Alpine scenery as we take a morning drive into the Blue Silvretta Mountains climbing the ‘Silvrettahochalpenstrasse’ for a coffee and brandy stop at a massive reservoir backed by mighty mountains. Now down the aweinspiring hairpin bends of the Montafon Valley to visit the former capital of the neighbouring state, the Vorarlberg and the historic small town of Feldkirch, explore the arcaded Market square and the noted Cathedral.
Thursday Mountain scenery at its best today with our visit to the Kaunertal and its fabulous glacier road climbing past a beautiful reservoir then via a series of hairpin bends to over 9000ft above sea level where year round skiing takes place. At the top, it’s possible to take a chair lift offering unrivalled views of the snowcapped mountains and glaciers. Later we spend time in busy Landeck on the River Inn before returning to the hotel for dinner.
Friday A morning drive over the Flexen Pass to picturesque Lech, a favourite of the late Princess Diana. With its beautifully decorated buildings and the river flowing through the centre, it’s the perfect place to spend some time. We return to St Anton for an afternoon at leisure.
Saturday We leave St Anton and make our way through Lichtenstein then beside Lake Zurich in Switzerland to reach France and the Alsace. We spend time for lunch in one of the beautiful wine producing villages before crossing the Vosges Mountains and return to our overnight hotel.
Sunday After breakfast we continue our homeward journey through the Forest of Argonne, heading for the wonderful champagne and cathedral city of Reims. Later we continue our drive to Calais for the afternoon shuttle to Folkestone arriving in our home areas early evening.
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