Discover the beauty of Austria by train
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With fantastic views, beautiful alpine countryside and charming towns, Austria is a treat to explore by rail. This nine-day tour is based in the picture-perfect Tyrolean village of Uderns in the Ziller Valley, where you'll stay in the family run Hotel Standlhof, which is renowned for its friendly vibe.
Your holiday itinerary provides the ideal opportunity to soak up the romance of the railway journeys, as well as a good dose of fresh mountain air. Sit back, relax and watch the scenery roll by as you enjoy rides on the Wendelstein Rack Railway, one of Germany's four working rack railways; the 128 year-old Achensee cog railway and the Zillertal Railway.
Travel by coach or plane
Coach travel is included, along with an overnight stop in Belgium on the outward and return journeys. The next day, you will continue on to Germany, then Austria's Tyrol region, before reaching Uderns in time for dinner. You'll wake up well rested and ready to explore your spectacular surroundings by train, watching the scenery change as you roll through the Ziller Valley and experiencing the Achensee steam cog railway, the oldest of its kind in Europe.
Explore the Tyrol
You'll explore the historic town of Kufstein with its cobbled streets and fortress. You'll also stay in Uderns, as well as visiting Mayrhofen. You can choose from optional excursions and activities to suit any taste, whether you want to get closer to nature with a mountain hike, take a trip to Innsbruck or visit Krimml Waterfalls.
There is also a seven-day option with flights, flying into Innsbruck (from £869pp).
Reasons to book
Travel on heritage trains
Beautiful Tyrolean scenery
Fantastic optional excursions
Choice of travel
- Seven-night half-board stay in the family run Hotel Standlhof, set in the stunning alpine scenery of the Ziller Valley
- Return coach travel or plane (flights at a supplement, see pricing below)
- Overnight stay in Belgium on outward and return journey (coach itinerary only)
Relaxing time in the pretty Tyrolean resort of Uderns
- Enjoyable steam train journey through the Ziller Valley
- Ride on the Achensee Railway, Europe's oldest steam cog railway
- Journey on the Wendelstein Rack Railway
- Optional excursions to Innsbruck, Krimml Waterfalls and Kitzbühel and Rattenberg
Day1UK to BelgiumLiege, Belgium
We'll make our way from the UK to Belgium, travelling via Calais and spending the night in a hotel in either Leige or Aachen, Belgium. NB: This applies to coach itinerary only. Flights depart the following day.
Day2Belgium to UdernsUderns, Austria
Continuing our journey this morning, we'll travel into Germany, continuing south through Bavaria. We'll then journey into the Austrian Tyrol and its spectacular scenery, before reaching Uderns in time for dinner this evening. We'll stay at the Hotel Standlhof for the next six nights.
Make the most of this chance to relax and enjoy wonderful Tyrolean hospitality, as well as three included excursions. Experience a ride on the Wendelstein Rack Railway and visit charming Kufstein, relax on an Achensee train journey, and admire spectacular scenery with a Zillertal Valley train ride.
The rest of our days in Uderns are yours to enjoy at leisure and there is an abundance of great walks and hikes through spectacular scenery nearby.
You can also take advantage of optional excursions including trips to Innsbruck, Krimml Falls and Kitzbuhl and Rattenburg.
Day8Uderns to BelgiumUderns, Austria
The holiday draws to a close today, as we bid farewell to Uderns and travel back to Liege, Belgium for dinner and an overnight stay.
NB: If you have chosen to fly you will be transferred to Innsbruck Airport today for your return journey.
Day9Belgium to UKLiege, Belgium
Today we return to the UK, via Calais, and then continue home.
Traditional Austrian hotel surrounded by stunning Tyrolean landscapes
In the foothills of the Zillertal mountains, the Hotel Standlhof is surrounded by mountains, grassy hills, rugged formations, glaciers, torrents and waterfalls. In the summertime, explore, climb or hike the local landscapes, which transform into a popular ski resort during winter.
The hotel features cosy, wood-pannelled rooms with flat-screen TVs, and the restaurant serves authentic Tyrolean food, using locally sourced produce wherever possible. Other amenities include a pub, spa with a hot tub, a steam bath, a Finnish soapstone sauna and a pretty backgarden.