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Little Trains of the Tyrol

A wonderful Austrian summer rail holiday exploring the floral villages, glacial lakes, and imposing mountains of Tyrol. The tour includes three great steam train journeys on the Zillertalbahn, Achenseebahn and Pinzgauer Railway, plus, relaxing boat trip on Lake Achen and visit to the famous Krimml Waterfalls.

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8 days from £1735



Saturday 18 June 2022

Saturday 27 August 2022



  • Visit the Germany’s National Rail Museum, the oldest railway museum in the world

  • Explore the pretty towns and villages of the Tyrol

  • Steam train journey on the Zillertalbahn to Mayrhofen

  • Travel on Europe’s oldest cog railway, the Achenseebahn

  • Relaxing boat trip on Lake Achensee’s alpine waters

  • Steam journey on the Pinzgauer Railway

  • Discover the Krimml Waterfalls, Austria’s highest falls with a total height of 380 metres


Also included in your Tour Fare:

  • Dinner every evening at your hotel

  • Barbecue evening with live music at the hotel on one evening

  • 6 Day Brixental guest card local transport pass

  • Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager


We depart London St Pancras by Eurostar to Brussels, where we change onto a high-speed train into Germany. Our hotel for one night is the InterCity Hotel in historic Nuremberg.



After breakfast we visit Germany's National Rail Museum in Nuremberg, the oldest railway museum in the world before enjoying the scenic rail journey south through Bavaria and into beautiful Austria for our five night stay at the Hotel Briem in the village of Westendorf.

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Today is a free day to relax and explore the local area or venture further afield using your Brixental guest card. The card can be used for free travel on the entire bus and train network in the region and also offers discounts at attractions. Our experienced tour manager can advise on the many delightful options available including Kitzbühel, Kirchberg, and St. Johann in Tirol.

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We travel from our base in Westerdorf we board our train for Jenbach and then continue by steam train to Mayrhofen on the Zillertalbahn which takes us through the stunning scenery of the Zillertal Valley. When we arrive in Mayrhofen we can take a trip on the Ahornbahn cable car up to the Zillertal Alps Nature Park and enjoy fantastic views of the untouched landscape or simply enjoy free time to explore and have lunch at one of the many bars and restaurants in this stylish ski resort. Following our visit, we take the return back to Jenbach by rail and retrace our steps to Westendorf.

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This morning we travel by rail to Jenbach and board the Achenseebahn, Europe's oldest cog railway, dating from 1889 and is still steam operated. Puffing through the steeper sections, it rises to a 16% gradient from Jenbach to Seespitz and from here we enjoy a boat trip on the Tyrol's largest lake to the resort town of Pertisau. We enjoy time at leisure for lunch before we continue our cruise from Pertisau to Scholastika on the northern shores of lovely Lake Achensee. We travel by boat back to Seespitz where we board the Achenseebahn for our return downhill journey by steam to Jenbach and continue by rail from Jenbach to our hotel.

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Our next steam adventure sees us on a Railtrail favourite, the Pinzgauer Railway. We board our steam train at the classic Tyrolean market town of Zell am See and travel onwards past the Pinzgauer Grasberge mountains and Salzach Valley to Krimml. We continue by coach to the spectacular Krimml Waterfalls, Austria's highest falls with a total height of 380 metres and view this famous waterfall up close before we head back to Westendorf by rail from Krimml.

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We bid farewell to Westendorf and Austria this morning and take the rail journey north into Germany for our final night at the InterCity Hotel in the medieval walled city of Nuremberg, with its castle and cathedral situated in the old town.

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With a plethora of wonderful memories, we conclude our tour and return by rail to Brussels and homeward by Eurostar to London.


B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner


InterCity Hotel, Nuremberg

A modern 3-star hotel conveniently situated adjacent to the station and close to the city centre. The hotel has a restaurant serving regional and international specialities and a bar. The comfortable bedrooms are en-suite with individually controlled air-conditioning, TV, and free Wi-Fi.


Hotel Briem, Westendorf

A traditional 3-star hotel is located in the charming village of Westendorf, in the Brixental Valley, just a few minutes’ walk from the bars, cafés and shops in Westendorf’s centre. The comfortable bedrooms are equipped with TV, safe, free Wi-Fi and hairdryer, with some also featuring a balcony. The hotel’s public areas, including the reception, restaurant, bar and lounge areas, are traditionally furnished in a wood style, and there is also a sun terrace and garden. Leisure facilities include a sauna, steam room and infrared cabin.



From London St Pancras International:


Standard Class rail travel

to / from Westendorf, including Standard Eurostar


Supplement for standard Premier Eurostar upgrade return


First Class rail travel

to / from Westendorf, including Standard Premier Eurostar


Join & Leave at Nuremburg


Single Traveller Supplement



7 nights’ bed, breakfast & evening meal


Eurostar and rail travel to and from Austria in the class of your choice (internal journeys in Standard Class)


6 Day Brixental guest card local transport pass


All transfers, excursions & admissions as detailed

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager



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

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

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