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Travel the flower-lined streets of Europe's most verdant and beautiful, blooming village, take in the might and majesty of Europe's highest waterfall and observe the awesome spectacle of the Austrian Alps.
Depart on a direct flight from Dublin to Munich. You will be met at the airport by Topflight’s resort manager and transferred by coach your hotel in Westendorf, located approximately two hours away.
You will stay for 7 nights at the Hotel Jakobwirt, a favourite of Topflight guests with many returning year after year as it guarantees a warm welcome, a very high standard of service and excellent food, all in the most beautiful of settings. Right in the heart of the beautiful village of Westendorf, you are perfectly located to access all amenities that the village has to offer as well as all activities such as cycling, hiking and a visit to Freischwimmbad Westendorf with its fantastic outdoor swimming facilities, only a 10 minute walk away.
Today, you’ll have a day of leisure to explore your surroundings. The picturesque little village of Westendorf is situated high up on a sunny plateau in the midst of the Brixen Valley. Idyllic farms, lush alpine pastures and beautifully flower-lined streets mean it’s no surprise that Westendorf has previously been awarded the prize for the most beautiful blooming and verdant village in Europe. In the afternoon join our guide on an entertaining and informative guided walk through these beautiful streets and enjoy a trip to the village dairy to sample some locally made cheese washed down with an obligatory traditional Austrian schnapps!
After breakfast you will meet your coach for this full day excursion. Today you again venture into the Hohe Tauern National park, on the Grossglockner High Alpine Road which leads to the glacial base of Austria’s highest mountain, the Grossglockner at a stunning 3,798 metres. There will be many photo opportunities along the way, so be sure to bring your camera! The guided tour will also stop at the Visitors Centre Exhibition at the highlight of Grossglockner High Alpine Road, Franz Josefs-Hohe, where you will witness first hand the jaw dropping majesty of the Austrian Alps.
On the return part of the trip you will enjoy a visit to the wonderful lakeside town of Zell am See. You will have time to explore the town at your own pace and enjoy it’s charming Austrian atmosphere and many cafés and shops. After your visit to Zell am See finish the return journey to Westendorf by coach.
Today, enjoy discovering the resort and perhaps visit some of the highlights from the guided tour from the previous day. Alternatively, take it easy, sit back and relax in the wonderful surroundings of your hotel. The Ziepl family will be on hand for any questions. Hotel Jakobwirt enjoys an enchanting sunny terrace overlooking the picturesque Brixen Valley set against the backdrop of the impressive Kitzbühel Alps. An ideal spot for enjoying a coffee. Why not relax in the hotel's well-being area featuring a swimming pool, sauna and infrared cabin. Throughout your stay you will enjoy the best regional and seasonal produce each evening in the hotel’s restaurant.
Today, you are in for a real treat on our half day excursion to the Krimml waterfalls. You will be picked up by coach at midday and begin the journey to Europe’s highest waterfall, boasting an impressive 380 metre spectacular drop. Enjoy the breathtaking surrounds of the Hohe Tauern National Park, the largest natural park in Central Europe, from the foot of the falls or perhaps enjoy a walk to the waterfalls edge and take a closer look, entrance fees to the falls are included. Coach transfer back to village in time for dinner.
After breakfast, you will be picked up by coach to the enchanting city of Salzburg, home of world famous composer Mozart and, of course, the Von Trapp family in The Sound of Music.
You will start off passing Leopoldskron Castle, where the Von Trapp family lived in the film, before heading to the centre of the city. There are various locations dotted throughout the city that feature in the movie and also in the centre of the city is Mozart’s birth house. Guests will have free time to spend as they wish in this wonderful city. Enjoy a wander at your own pace or perhaps take a guided city tour of the area with a local guide, which costs around €10 per person.
After your free time, you will meet your Topflight guide once more and board the bus to travel to the beautiful St. Gilgen, another of The Sound of Music’s iconic locations. This stunningly scenic area is instantly recognisable from the opening scenes of the movie, with its lush green hills, overlooking the town’s onion-domed church spire and the blue waters of Wolfgangsee. You will then visit Mondsee Basilica, where Maria was married.
Afterwards, you will be transferred back to your base in time for your evening meal.
Enjoy a well earned rest at your hotel. Perhaps you’d like take the short train journey (just under ten minutes!) to the glitzy resort of Kitzbühel. Step back in time by paying a visit to the Kitzbühel Museum, do a spot of people watching at one of the many cafés, or indeed, try your luck at the town’s casino! Tonight will be your last evening meal in Hotel Jakobwirt.
Your coach will transfer you back to Munich airport, where you will board your plane for your flight back to Dublin.
This property is offered on a Half Board basis. Vegetarian and special dietary requirements can be catered for on request.
Right in the centre of the beautiful village of Westendorf, Hotel Jakobwirt is a traditional, family-friendly hotel and enjoys an excellent reputation for its high standard of service and cuisine. It boasts an enchanting terrace overlooking the picturesque Brixen Valley, set against the backdrop of the impressive Kitzbühel Alps – an ideal spot to enjoy a coffee. Relax in the hotels wellness area featuring a swimming pool, sauna, infrared cabin and solarium.
Greetings from the Alps! My name is Tracy, I'm Irish and have been living in Austria for over 10-years. I told my parents I will only do 1 season but the love of the Austrian Mountains has kept me here. Skiing, hiking, and snow shoe walking are a few of my favourite things to do in my home town - St. Johann in Tirol. The spectacular scenery never ceases to amaze me here. I look forward to meeting you in person and urge you to come to me with any questions or queries. I am happy to test my knowledge of the area over a coffee or beer. See you soon, and happy packing!
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