Kirchberg Flower Parade
Little Trains & Lakes of the Tyrol

8 Days

11th Aug 2018 - From £1099pp

KF8

Free Drinks

All excursions

All Info

Overview

Kirchberg Flower Parade
Come with us to Austria and Bavaria taking in; Kirchberg Flower Parade - known as the Bloom of the Tyrol; world reknowned Munich Botanical Gardens; Krimml Waterfalls - Europe’s highest; Kitzbuhel; Lake Achensee, some charming scenic railways and enjoy free drinks every night at our hotel in the Tyrol.

The friendly Tyrolean village of Kirchberg comes alive every August 15th with a river of flowers and fun. The Kirchberg Flower Parade, known as the Bloom of the Tyrol, features live bands, food, drink & entertainment, culminating in a spectacular parade of flower sculptures made from over 500,000 flowers, put together by local hotels, clubs and associations.

Munich Botanical Garden, covering an area of over 52 acres, in the suburb of Nymphenburg, is one of the most important botanical gardens in the world attracting over 350,000 visitors a year. It is home to approximately 16,000 plants and over described as the Wisley of Germany.

Itinerary

Munich Botanical Garden
Day 1: UK to Munich
Depart London St Pancras early morning on Eurostar to Brussels arriving in just over 2 hours. In Brussels we join our Intercity train to Munich, changing at Frankfurt en-route. Arrive in Munich at approx 5pm. Alternatively join at your chosen airport for the flight to Munich (flight time approx 2 hours) Transfer to our overnight hotel by coach. Overnight in Munich.

Day 2: Munich Botanical Garden
After breakfast we check out of our hotel and visit Munich Botanical Gardens. We depart Munich mid-afternoon and drive to Oberndorf, in Tyrol, Austria our base for the rest of our stay.

Day 3: Oberndorf
Free day in Oberndorf to relax and explore at leisure. Dinner and free drinks at the hotel.

Day 4: Steam train and Waterfalls
After breakfast we depart by coach for a ride on the Pinzgau train from Mittersill to Krimml. There will be some free time in Mayrhofen before visiting the spectacular Krimml Waterfalls. With a 380 meter drop it is Europe’s highest and the 5th highest in the world. Return to the hotel for dinner and free drinks.
Krimml Waterfall


Day 5: Kitzbühel & The Kirchberg Flower Parade
This morning we have a short transfer to the beautiful alpine town of Kitzbühel. This famous little Tyrolean town with its vibrantly coloured buildings, cobbled streets and medieval walls dating back to the 16th Century, is a fascinating place to explore. In the summer it is a hub of activity with a friendly feel and is filled with pavement cafes and shops. It’s the perfect location to while away a few hours. Mid-afternoon we continue to Kirchberg for the highlight of our trip - The Kirchberg Flower Parade. Return to the hotel for dinner and free drinks.

Day 6: Oberndorf
Free day to relax and explore at leisure. Dinner and free drinks at the hotel.

The Achensee steam cog railway
Day 7: Lake Achensee
After breakfast we head to Achensee, Tyrol´s largest lake. Take a boat trip between the villages of Achenkirch and Pertisau and admire the alpine peaks reflected in the pristine waters. You will be served a traditional lunch at an altitude of 1263 m in a picturesque alpine restaurant. After lunch, enjoy leisure time in Pertisau village. A nostalgic train ride then awaits. Travel along the oldest cog railway in Europe between Seespitz and Jenbach, pulled by a 124 year old locomotive. Return to the hotel for dinner and free drinks.

Day 8: Oberndorf to UK
Transfer back to Munich airport/ station for your flight/ train home.

Accommodation

Munich: Park Inn by Radisson Munich East Hotel, Germany (4*)

Neuwirt Hotel
Oberndorf: Hotel Neuwirt, Austria
This traditional 3-star Tyrolean hotel in the town centre is surrounded by the magnificent Kitzbühel Alps. All the en-suite rooms are equipped with Balcony, TV, Phone, Hairdryer, Safe & Free Wi-Fi. The hotel has a Restaurant, Bar & Guest Garden

What‘s Included

  • Escorted return rail travel from London St Pancras or Ebbsfleet , OR return flights with luggage from a choice of UK airports - see options below

  • 1 night Half Board hotel stay in Munich sharing a twin or double-bedded en-suite room

  • 6 nights stay at Hotel Neuwirt, Oberndorf sharing a twin or double bedded en-suite room

  • 6 Continental-style buffet breakfasts and 6 3-course dinners

  • 4 packed lunches and 1 lunch in an Alpine Restaurant

  • Afternoon coffee and cake at Hotel Neuwirt (not available when out on excursions)

  • Local wine and beer by the glass and non-alcoholic drinks included every day from 18:00hrs – 22:00hrs in Hotel Neuwirt

  • All transfers, excursions and admissions as stated

  • Escorted throughout


Accommodation Options:
Pre/post departure overnight hotel near London St Pancras - 2 to 4-star options - call for availability and prices

DEPOSIT: £150pp

Rail Travel




Eurostar – London to Brussels
From London St Pancras, Eurostar takes as little as 2 hours to Brussels. On board, you will have a reserved, semi-reclining aircraft-style seat. You’ll also find a buffer car serving tea, coffee, hot chocolate, beer, wine, spirits, sandwiches, crisps and a few hot snacks. Sterling, Euros and cards accepted. You can eat and drink in the bar area (standing space only, there are no seats) or take your purchases back to your seat. You can also take your own food and drink on board.

ICE Intercity Express – Brussels to Munich
Taking the train is easily the most civilised and stress-free way to travel through Belgium and Germany. The journey is around 6 hours with a change in Frankfurt. The train has a buffet car which sells drinks and snacks, but there’s nothing to stop you taking your own food and drink (including wine & beer) to enjoy at leisure.

Travel & Luggage
There are no actual luggage weight restrictions imposed by the rail companies. However, for your comfort and convenience we recommend you limit your luggage to the following: ONE main suitcase⁄holdall with built in wheels weighing no more than 15 to 20kgs per person – Plus ONE small shoulder bag⁄holdall per person. Restricting the bulk of your luggage to manageable sizes will make the journey more enjoyable. You will need to move all your own bags on and off trains and between platforms and transfer vehicles. Our tour manager will be unable to provide physical assistance with luggage. On TGV trains, you may be allocated seats on the the upper floor, which means you would have to carry your bags upstairs. Many train stations and platforms are big and long, sometimes with stairs or escalators. Some stations have lifts, but using them can involve a longer walk, so be prepared for this when walking with your luggage.

Train travel is a relaxing and enjoyable feature of our holidays
However, at times it can be physically demanding as you will be required to walk and move your luggage on and off trains and between platforms and transfer vehicles. Many train stations and platforms are big and long, sometimes with stairs or escalators, so please be prepared for this when walking with your luggage. The Tour Manager⁄Escort will not be able to provide you and⁄or your luggage with physical assistance at anytime. Where overnight or main hotels are less than 150 metres (approx) from the station, no transportation or luggage assistance will be provided.

Please Help us to Help You
In our experience, clients who discuss with us their concerns over mobility limitations and⁄or health issues (including visibility, hearing etc) when booking, are far more satisfied with the level of service we provide and enjoy a more relaxed and fun holiday, compared to those who attempt to cope without the benefit of our expert advice.
We must stress that these holidays are not suitable for users of mobility scooters, wheelchairs or walking aids (frames, sticks, etc).

Flight Information

Return flights are possible from Edinburgh, Liverpool, Gatwick, Luton and Heathrow airports direct to Munich. On arrival transfer to the overnight hotel in Munich. Flights are subject to availability at time of booking and a supplement may apply. Includes 1 carry-on bag and 1 checked in bag per person.
Please call us on 01895 83 33 33 to discuss your flight requirements.