The Austrian Tyrol is one of the most popular scenic areas in Europe and the pretty resort of St Anton lies in a lovely picturesque setting in the heart of the Arlberg region of the Austrian Alps.
The Austrian Tyrol is one of the most popular scenic areas in Europe and the pretty resort of St Anton lies in a lovely picturesque setting in the heart of the Arlberg region of the Austrian Alps. Set against a backdrop of mountain peaks and woodland slopes the resort is well known as the host of the winter skiing championships and as one of Austrias most famous international winter and summer resorts. The village enjoys an unhurried atmosphere with a nice pedestrian area containing a variety of shops, bars and restaurants all surrounded by beautiful countryside and magnificent scenery.
The Arlberg is an excellent family run four star hotel, ideally located just a few minutes walk from the pedestrianized resort centre. Facilities include a dining room, a lounge and bar area, plus a leisure suite with indoor swimming pool, Turkish steam bath, sauna, and jacuzzi. All bedrooms feature satellite TV, internet access, telephone, hairdryer and room safe. Lift available. (Please note that all twin bedded rooms at the Arlberg Hotel have one base and two separate mattress and bedding).
Day One: We depart in the early hours for our journey south to Folkestone and through the Eurotunnel to Calais, then on to our overnight hotel in delightful Troyes, the former historic capital of the Champagne Region. This medieval old town features narrow, cobbled streets lined with colourful half-timbered houses mostly dating from the 16th century and is home to several Gothic churches.
Day Two: We continue along the French AutoRoutes and through the Vosges Mountains, then cross the border into Switzerland and on via Zurich into Austria and the Hotel Arlberg at St Anton where we stay for the next six nights.
Day Three: A day at leisure to relax, enjoy the surrounding scenery and explore the resort. The heart of St Anton has a pleasant pedestrian area with a variety of shops, bars and restaurants with flower-decked balconies. There are several cable cars and chair lifts available including one that takes you to the impressive Valluga Peak, which at a height of over 9,000 ft gives an unforgettable view across a vast expanse of peaks and glaciers. Guests staying at the Hotel Arlberg will receive a complimentary Summer Card which offers free use of all local buses and cable cars.
Day Four: Today we travel along the Inn Valley to visit Innsbruck, the historic capital of the Tyrol. Explore the old quarter with its charming arcaded streets, ornate architecture and the 15th century Golden Roof, designed as a royal box for the Emperor to sit in state above the square below. Other sights are the Imperial Palace, St Jakob's Cathedral, the Tyrolean Folk Art Museum, the bustling Marie Theresa Strasse and the Olympic ski jump set high above the town.
Day Five: This morning we head for beautiful Lake Constance and visit Bregenz, renowned for its lovely medieval streets and its floating stage that is reputed to be the largest in the world. We continue to the picturesque old town of Lindau, located on an island in the lake. See the lavishly decorated town hall and enjoy the views of the mountain peaks from the towns harbour.
Day Six: A spectacular excursion today travelling via the Paznaun Valley to visit the lovely village of Ischgl. From here we drive over the Silvretta High-Alpine Road, described as one of the most beautiful passes in the Alps ascending into the Blue Silvretta mountain range, surrounded by glaciers and the 3300 metre peak of Piz Buin.
Day Seven: A further day at leisure to relax and enjoy St Anton.
Day Eight: We depart after breakfast and travel back through Switzerland, then on into France for another overnight stay at Troyes.
Day Nine: We continue north to Calais for our return Eurotunnel journey to Folkestone and home to North Wales.
Six nights accommodation with dinner and breakfast at St Anton
Two overnight stays with breakfast at Troyes
Excursions as described
Return Eurotunnel Journeys
Return coach travel
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
|Abergele|| Abergele, Bowling Green Bus Stop |
|Bangor, Nelson Pub|| Bangor, Bus Stop Opposite Nelson Pub |
|Bangor, Pontio Centre|| Bangor, Pontio Centre Bus Stop |
|Bethel|| Bethel, Primary School Bus Stop |
|Bontnewydd|| Bontnewydd, Bus Stop Near Chip Shop |
|Bryngwran|| Bryngwran, School Entrance |
|Caergeiliog|| Caergeiliog, Outside Sportsmans Pub |
|Caernarfon, Campbell Road|| Caernarfon, Bus Stop Bottom of Campbell Road |
|Caernarfon, Leisure Cent.|| Caernarfon, Bus Stop opposite Leisure Centre |
|Caernarfon, Morrisons|| Caernarfon, Morrisons Bus Stop |
|Caernarfon, Waterloo Port|| Caernarfon, Waterloo Port Bus Stop |
|Caernarfon, Y Glyn|| Caernarfon, Y Glyn Bethel Road |
|Chester|| Chester, Holiday Inn South Hotel Bus Stop |
|Chirk|| Chirk, Moreton Park Garden Centre |
|Colwyn Bay|| Colwyn Bay, Railway Station Bus Stop |
|Criccieth, Medical Centre|| Criccieth, Medical Centre Bus Stop |
|Deganwy|| Deganwy, Railway Station Bus Stop |
|Ewloe|| Ewloe, Outside St David's Park Hotel |
|Gaerwen|| Gaerwen, Stermat Car Park |
|Gwalchmai|| Gwalchmai, Opposite Clock |
|Halkyn|| Halkyn, Outside Billy Jeans |
(Springfield Hotel Return Drop Off Point)
|Holyhead|| Holyhead, Bus Stop Outside Ferry Terminal Entrance |
|Llanberis, Maes Padarn|| Llanberis, Bus Stop Opposite Maes Padarn |
|Llanberis, Spar|| Llanberis, Outside Spar Shop |
|Llandegai|| Llandegai, Penrhyn Castle Entrance |
|Llandudno|| Llandudno, Mostyn Broadway Coach Park Bus Stop |
|Llandudno Jct. New Road|| Llandudno Junction, New Road Bus Stop |
|Llanfairfechan|| Llanfairfechan, Castle Bridge Bus Stop |
|Llanfairpwll|| Llanfairpwll, Pringles Car Park |
|Llangefni|| Llangefni, Church Street Bus Stop |
|Llanrug|| Llanrug, Arvonia Garage |
|Menai Bridge|| Menai Bridge, Library Bus Stop |
|Northop|| Northop, Red Lion Pub Bus Stop |
|Old Colwyn|| Old Colwyn, Church Walks Bus Stop |
Opposite The Plough Inn
|Oswestry|| Oswestry, Mile End Services Coach Park |
|Penmaenmawr|| Penmaenmawr, Llys Clwyd Bus Stop (Opposite Spar) |
|Penrhyn Bay|| Penrhyn Bay, Post Office |
|Penygroes|| Penygroes, Crossroads (Outside Victoria Hotel) |
|Porthmadog|| Porthmadog, Tesco Bus Stop |
|Pwllheli|| Pwllheli, Bus Station |
|Rhos on Sea, Cayley Arms|| Rhos on Sea, Bus Stop Opposite Cayley Arms |
|Rhos on Sea, Hickorys|| Rhos on Sea, Bus Stop Opposite Hickorys Restaurant |
|St. Asaph|| St. Asaph, Bus Stop Outside Petrol Station |
|Valley|| Valley, Opposite Valley Hotel |
|Wrexham|| Wrexham, Bus Stand Lord Street |
|Y Felinheli, St. Marys|| Y Felinheli, St Mary's Church Bus Stop |
|Y Felinheli, Victoria|| Y Felinheli, Victoria Hotel Bus Stop |
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