Austria in wintertime is a sight to behold and we combine the crisp, white slopes of the marvellous mountain scenery with the cosy ambiance of our comfortable hotels.
Local departure points.
Hotel Weisses Kreuz
Family owned since 1852, the four-star Weisses Kreuz offers comfortable bedrooms, a cosy bar, a lift, regular entertainment and excellent hospitality.
We leave from our local departure points and drive south to Hull where our ferry awaits for the overnight crossing to Zeebrugge. Twin low-berth outside cabins. Dinner and breakfast on board ship.
We rejoin our touring coach and drive via Brussels and Luxembourg to the German border and Saarbrucken for the night. Hotel Mercure.
Our route is south via The Black Forest and the spectacular Alpine scenery of Switzerland. Soon we cross the Austrian border and arrive in Feldkirch, our base for five nights. Hotel Weisses Kreuz.
Our gentle programme is designed to highlight the beauty of an Austrian Winter Wonderland. Our base, Feldkirch, is a charming, historic town in the Vorarlberg, Austria’s westernmost province. We enjoy a guided tour of this well-preserved town and visit the Schattenburg, a 13th century castle towering above the old town. Our programme takes us to The Bregenzerwald, an area of undulating hills, boasting some of Austria’s prettiest forested landscapes. Local traditions and craftmanship run deep and we visit a cheese maker, with the opportunity to sample the local products and enjoy a sleigh ride. Visits will be made to picturesque Lindau, on Lake Constance and the Principality of Liechtenstein, one of the world’s tiniest and richest countries. A highlight will most certainly be a journey to Switzerland. We travel to Chur to join the Mountain Railway for a spectacular train ride to the Swiss village of Arosa. A typical Alpine village with an array of ski runs and charming wooden chalets that are so quintessentially Swiss. We allow ample time to soak up the atmosphere of a skier’s paradise and return by train to Chur. Five nights will pass all too quickly in this magical winter wonderland.
We travel north to the German border, Baden Wurttemberg and Mannheim for the night. Maritim Park Hotel.
We drive north to the Dutch border and Rotterdam, where our ferry awaits for the overnight crossing to Hull. Twin low-berth outside cabins. Dinner and breakfast on board ship.
We return to Scotland after a wonderful winter holiday.
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