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Austria, Almatrieb Festival

Austria, Almatrieb Festival

An 8 day extravaganza in Austrial Tirol & the truly memorable Almatrieb Festival

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An 8 day extravaganza in Austrial Tirol & the truly memorable Almatrieb Festival

An 8 day extravaganza in Austrial Tirol & the truly memorable Almatrieb Festival.

 

A true taste of Austrian nostalgia and occasion. Originally a sort of 'thanksgiving' by the farmers to mark the cow's safe return, nowadays the 'Almabtrieb' is a time for villagers to come together in a celebration of local traditions including music, costume and delicacies. The parade or 'cow train' sees the brightly decorated cows returning from their Summer mountain pastures to shelters where they can escape the harsh Winter conditions. You’ll hear the sound of bells echoing in the valleys and see this typically Austrian celebration whilst based in either the Tirol or the Lakes region. Enjoy a whole week of end-of-summer festivities. Sample some of the best cuisine and drink that Tirol has to offer, enjoy music, hiking and the Almfestmarket. 

 

Lake Constance is one of the largest lakes in Central Europe and bordered by Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Its shores are home to vineyards and intriguing towns rich in castles, churches, town squares and museums. Bregenz (Austria), located on the southern shoreline, is the oldest city on the lake with its own floating theatre. It is possible to take a cable car to the summit of the Pfänder for some splendid views. Continue to the picturesque island of Lindau (Germany), accessed only by a road and rail bridges. There is a beautiful harbour, cobbled streets with shops, restaurants and cafés. From here it would be possible to take a cruise to the nearby town of Friedrichshafen, home of the famous Zeppelin museum with a 33m model reconstruction of the Hindenberg.

 

A real spectacle of Austrian festivity and hospitality.

 

Day 1

Depart Llandudno and travel down to Dover with comfort stops en route. Board the ferry to Calais and continue through France on to Metz for an overnight stop on bed and breakfast basis.

Day 2

After breakfast, continue your journey to your hotel in Austria, the 4* Hotel Grießhof in St Anton for a 5 night stay

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Day 3

Enjoy a morning at leisure to enjoy your hotel facilities. You can then head into the heart of the village and watch the return of the cattle through the pedestrian zone to the church. Listen out for the traditional bells hung around the neck of each cow. After watching the parade, enjoy the Farmers' Festival with local musical entertainment and costumes. In the evening, enjoy dinner together

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Day 4

After breakfast we enjoy a cruise on Lake Constance which is one of the largest lakes in Central Europe and bordered by Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Its shores are home to vineyards and intriguing towns rich in castles, churches, town squares and museums.

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Days 5&6

Days at leisure in St Anton which will be alive with food, drink and festivities.

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Day 7

After breakfast we must bid farewell to our hosts in Austria and travel to our final overnight in France.

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Day 8

We make our way to Calais for our Channel crossing, and then the last leg of our journey home.









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Grieshof Hotel

 

A 4* hotel with excellent central location. The hotel has a restaurant, bar, spa, garden terrace and indoor swimming pool. There is free onsite coach parking and rooms are en-suite with hairdryer, safe and TV. Please note that single rooms are not accessible by lift and some rooms contain ‘german-style’ twin beds, with 2 separate mattresses in one bed frame.

 

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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Abergele Water Street Abergele, Water Street
Opposite Bowling Green
Bangor, Tesco Bus Stop Bangor, Tesco Bus Stop
Chester Holiday Inn South Chester, Holiday Inn South
Layby Outside
Chirk, Moreton Park Chirk, Moreton Park Garden Centre
Colwyn Bay Station Colwyn Bay, Railway Station
Ewloe St Davids Park Ewloe, MainRoad Outside St Davids Park Hotel
Flint, Jones Motors Flint, Jones Motors
Holywell, Bus Station Holywell, Bus Station
Home Pick Up Home Pick Up
Llandudno Jct Station Llandudno Junction Station Car Park
Llandudno Mostyn Broadway Llandudno, Mostyn Broadway Coach Park, Bus Stop
Wrexham A483/A5152 Svcs Wrexham A483/A5152 Svcs
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