The Rhineland & Austrian Tyrol for Single Travellers

Overview

Combining two of Austria and Germany’s most famous regions, your singles holiday by coach combines verdant vineyards, charming riverside villages such as Rüdesheim and Heidelberg with its medieval castle, and the meandering Rhine Valley. Crossing over into the Austrian Tyrol, our base is the quaint town of Niederau. From here we visit the spectacular ‘Sound of Music’ city of Salzburg, and take a tour of some of the country's stunning natural scenery, with trips to Lake Zell, Kitzbühel and the opportunity to visit the impressive Grossglockner glacier.

What's Included:

  • No single supplement and sole use of your own room
  • 8 nights hotel with continental breakfast and 6 evening meals
  • Door-to-Door service or local departure by coach
  • Welcome drink

Full Itinerary

Day 1: UK - Germany

Door to Door departure, then by coach to Assmannshausen, Germany for a three-night stay.

Day 2: Rüdesheim

Today we travel the short distance to the ever-popular ‘wine town’ of Rüdesheim. Home to the vibrant ‘Drosselgasse’, a narrow alley lined with restaurants, shops and bars, many playing traditional Rhineland music and the perfect place to enjoy a glass of local wine or beer. Why not join our optional ‘Exploring Rüdesheim’ excursion. We travel by road train to the cellars of Adolf Störzel where there will be the chance to sample some of the local produce. From here we continue to Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum, where you can see one of the largest collections of self-playing mechanical musical instruments. Your guide will tell you about the various instruments and you will have the chance to listen to many of the instruments and fairground organs play their different tunes.

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3: Free Time or Rhine Valley

Marvel at the beautiful scenery of the Rhine Valley on today’s optional excursion. We see the world-famous Loreley Rock; and then continue to Boppard, where the splendid Rhine Promenade is situated. Later we visit St. Goar, home to the world’s largest cuckoo clock shop. During the day there will be the chance to join an optional cruise along Germany’s largest river, the Rhine. A cruise through the Rhine Gorge, famous for its ancient castles, picturesque villages and vine clad slopes is the perfect way to view the splendour of the Rhine. The cruise will last for approximately 2 ½ hours during which time you will be served lunch on board.

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4: Heidelberg

We depart the Rhine Valley today and make our way to Austria. En route we pause in the beautiful town of Heidelberg. Heidelberg is rightly famous due to its proximity to the Neckar River, its fabulous castle, now partially destroyed, and its 18th century streets. After free time we continue to our hotel in the Austrian Tyrol where we stay for the next four nights.

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: Salzburg

Today we include a visit to Salzburg, one of the most beautiful cities in Austria. Why not join our optional guided walking tour accompanied by our local English-speaking guide. This walking tour lasts approximately 90 minutes and takes in the many sights and attractions of this famous alpine city. Admire the baroque splendour of the churches and cathedral, the might of the Hohensalzburg fortress and also the quaint Getriedegasse, which with its wrought iron signs that overhang the doors, is one of the most beautiful shopping streets of Austria. Salzburg is also known as the ‘Sound of Music’ city and during our tour you will see many sights featured in the film. A visit to Salzburg would not be complete without a mention of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and before the tour is over we see his former birthhouse and also the square that is named after and dedicated to the famous composer. The remainder of the day is spent at leisure for you to explore independently.

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6: Free Time or Grossglockner Glacier

There is probably nowhere in Europe with such a dramatic tour as you can experience on today’s optional excursion. Our coach takes us along the Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse and up the Grossglockner. At 3,789 metres it is Austria’s highest mountain and here you can view the icy world of the massive Grossglockner Glacier. Following a visit to the magnificently situated Franz-Josefs-Heights panorama-viewing platform, we drive to the lovely mountaineer’s village of Heiligenblut where there will be further free time for you to explore the shops or simply relax in one of the cafés.

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7: Zell am See and Kitzbühel

This morning we travel to the lovely Lake Zell and the resort of Zell am See on our included excursion. You will have time at leisure to stroll along the lakeside promenade or maybe join a cable car ride up the Schmittenhohe Mountain (extra cost, payable locally). This afternoon we continue the chic town of Kitzbühel, the renowned resort of the rich and famous. Spend time exploring the shops in the town or perhaps opt to take a cable car ride up the mighty Hahnenkamm Mountain for some spectacular views of the region (extra cost, payable locally).

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8: Belgium

To Belgium for an overnight stay.

Included meals: Breakfast

Day 9: Return home

Included meals: Breakfast

Hand Picked By

Les Bannerman

Leger holidays offer a huge selection of fully escorted holidays worldwide with travel by luxury coach, air, rail or even cruise. They offer convenient local pick-up points from many of the towns where we have MMT shops. Here, we have showcased their stunning Alpine Adventure tour aboard their Luxuria coach. Luxuria offers the ultimate level of comfort with deluxe armchair-style seats, each with its own interactive touch screen offering a wide choice of entertainment. I can’t think of a better way to travel!

Les Bannerman

Additional Information

  • Date: Various departures for 2024
  • Board Basis: Mixed Meal Plan
  • Duration: 8 nights
  • Departure Airport: Local pick up's available across the UK
  • Guide Price: From £1,099pp
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