Day 1: Following your home taxi collection we make our way to Folkestone for our Eurotunnel crossing to Calais. We will arrive at our overnight hotel early evening with time to settle in before dinner.
Day 2: After breakfast we travel through Germany and it’s not long now before you get the first sight of the mighty Alps. We drive through scenic Bavarian countryside to your holiday base in Lermoos for your 6 night stay. A welcome drink on arrival is included plus at least one nights live entertainment.
Day 3 – 7: We have included 4 excursions and one day at leisure during your resort stay.
On your day at leisure, you may like to enjoy a fabulous day of sightseeing through magnificent scenery by cable car from Lermoos – details will be available from hotel reception, and/or your driver. (not included in holiday cost and subject to individual cost and payment).
Neuschwanstein, Hohenschwangau & Füssen
We travel back into Germany to King Ludwig II’s fairytale Castle of Neuschwanstein. One of the most romantic castles in the world, it featured in the film ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ and was the inspiration for Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Castle for an included visit. You will also visit King Ludwig’s nearby childhood home, Hohenschwangau Castle, with its richly furnished interiors and more ‘lived-in’ feel (Please note – entrance to both castles involves an uphill walk as well as steps so may not be suitable for those with mobility difficulties). There will be some time to explore the old monastic town of Füssen with its pretty blend of brightly coloured buildings, typical Bavarian architecture and cobblestoned streets.
Scenic excursion to Solden
We take a scenic drive through one of the most beautiful valleys in the Tyrol to Obergurgl Parish and the alpine resort of Solden. The village is renowned as a ski centre during the winter months, but in summer the surrounding backdrop comes alive offering wonderful views of the forests, mountains and valleys. Later today you will have the opportunity to take an optional ride up the spectacular Glacier Strasse to the Solden Glacier set at some 2,800 metres above sea level.
Linderhof Palace, Ettal Abbey & Oberammergau
A visit today to the beautiful palace and gardens of Schloss Linderhof (entrance included). The smallest of Ludwig II’s three palaces, this luxurious Rococo residence in Louis XIV style is said to be where he spent most of his time and the only one that he lived to see completed. There will also be a visit to the elaborate Ettal Abbey, a stunning Benedictine Monastery, where the monks still brew beer to traditional methods. Finally onto the well-known village of Oberammergau. Every ten years the world-famous ‘Passion Play’ is performed here and you will enjoy strolling around admiring the beautifully detailed murals that adorn nearly every house and building.
Tyrolean Capital of Innsbruck
Join the sightseeing excursion along the Inn Valley to Innsbruck, the historic ‘Capital of the Tyrol’. There will be plenty of time for exploration, perhaps stroll along Maria Theresien Strasse with its bustling shops, see the Olympic ski jump high above the town or discover the old quarter with its charming arcaded streets and famous Golden Roof.
Day 8: It’s farewell to the Tyrol and Bavaria as you head North and back into Germany. You will take the scenic ride alongside the mighty River Rhine as you continue to your overnight hotel.
Day 9: After breakfast, it’s back through Belgium and France to Calais for the return to England. Upon arrival back in Norfolk, your taxi will be waiting to take you home.
Single Supplement: £56
Tour Reference: EUR1716