Picturesque lake Achensee
Austria is renowned for its magnificent peaks dominating the skyline and the pretty villages where the houses are over flowing with colour. The green pastures strewn with wild flowers and the cow bells jingling nearby. Crystal clear lakes like Achensee the Tyrol’s largest sits like an emerald green rug into the Achental valley. This is the most picturesque location especially when it reflects the backdrop of the Karwendel Mountains. The tasty cuisine and Austrian hospitality is second to non that is why tourists return again and again to this awe-inspiring place.
Firday 3rd May
Early morning ferry from Dover to Calais after which we drive into Germany arriving at the Krone Hotel, Nr Pforzheim late afternoon for our over night stop.
Saturday 4th May
Our onward journey leads us towards Munich, the scenery changing now as we see the mountain peaks in front of us so we know we are entering Austria. At the edge of the Zillertal over the mountain sits Lake Achensee. Bad Tölz. a historic medieval old-town which is charming and delightful. Wander through the old cobbled streets and see the Stadtpfarrkirche, built in 1466—an excellent example of German late-Gothic architecture. It is also known for its spas and spectacular views of the Alps. The Achental valley and Lake Achensee bound the Karwendel mountain chain in the west, while in the east the lake bounds the Brandenberger Alps. We shall arrive late afternoon at the Hotel Fischerwirt located Achenkirch. This traditional family run hotel is will make you feel at home immediately.
Sunday 5th May
The Tratzberg Express takes us to one of Austria’s most beautiful Gothic castles Trazberg. On arrival we have a guided tour giving an insight into the last 500years history. In the afternoon we enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Zillertal. The town of Mayrhofen is a delight with its unique shops, cafes and tasty pastries. For the most spectacular views the choice is yours will it be the Ahorn or the Penkan cable car.
Monday 6th May
Kufstein with its majestic fortress that stands proud on the skyline. Here we enjoy a guided tour before we listen to the concert on hero’s organ. This is the largest free-standing organ in the world. It was built in 1931 by the organ builder Oskar Walcker in the citizens’ tower in the Kufstein fortress. It boasts 4307 pipes, 46 registers and 4 manual playing aids. The organ is played in memory of the dead of the two world wars and can be heard throughout the whole town. Time at leisure in the romantic ancient town centre represents an enchanting counterpart. It is attractive, with galleries, museums, exquisite shops, and traditional stores.
Tuesday 7th May
Discover medieval Hall; here you will find yourself in what could well be the Tyrol’s most beautiful town. It certainly has one of Austria’s best-preserved historic cores which are actually even bigger than Innsbruck’s. Here we have a guided walking tour of the old town and Mint Museum; here you can strike your own coin. On return to Achenkirch we visit the Sixenhof Museum, where we get an insight into earlier life and work in the world of our ancestors.
Wednesday 8th May
Cruise from Achenkirch to Pertisau a charming village that sits quite nicely on the opposite side of the lake. Pertisau is known for - the Tyrolean mineral oil (Tiroler Steinöl) which is a healing natural product. Wander at your leisure maybe visit the church, the museum or even take the cable car.
Thursday 9th May
Sadly we say farewell to this beautiful region and start the journey home. On route we take in pretty Lake Constance and the scenery of the beautiful Black Forest of Germany. We shall arrive late afternoon at the Mercure Hotel, Offenburg.
Friday 10th May
Early start as we depart for the French coast and Calais for the return ferry across to Dover.
Tel: 0049 7233 7070
Hotel: Fisher Wirt
Tel: 0043 5246 6258
Tel: 0049 781 5050
- All rooms en-suite
- Please see hotel brochure for further details
- Single rooms at main hotel are 3* rooms with no balcony, upgrades may be possible.
An overnight bag will be required
Dates: Fri 3rd – Fri 10th May
Single Occupancy Sup.: £80.00
A non-refundable deposit of £100.00 per person is required on booking and the balance is due by Fri 22nd Feb.