49 Newtownards Road
028 9015 1030
ATOL No. 11029
This holiday is suitable for almost everyone, although access for those in wheelchairs is limited...but not impossible. Some of the walks involve a high degree of fitness but there are easier alternatives for those who would not be able for these. Most activities would be a Level 2 or 3. Only some optional walks would be Level 4 or 5. If you are unsure, call Alan on 07808366930 for further information.
•Return flight from Dublin to Munich
•Return transfers from Munich to Zell am See
•10 Nights hotel accommodation at 4* Romantik Hotel
•Bed, breakfast and 10 superb evening meals
•Full excursion programme
•Services of tour escort throughout
•Zell-Kaprun Resort Card worth over €500
•Full Financial Protection under ATOL 11029
Flight details: (Subject to change)
29 August Lufthansa LH2515
Dep. Dublin 10.30am Arr. Munich 1.45pm
08 September Lufthansa LH2520
Dep. Munich 3.10pm Arr. Dublin 4.40pm
Baggage Allowance: 23Kgs checked plus 8Kgs hand luggage plus handbag, camera or laptop
Overnight at Dublin Airport - Premier Inn - 28th August 2019
Just £80 per room (subject to availability)
Whilst accommodation remains available at their special rate, we can offer overnight accommodation on a "room only" basis for just £60 per room on 29th August at the Premier Inn at Dublin Airport.
Transport to/from Dublin
Transport by Translink, direct to Dublin Airport is included in this holiday. We plan (at this stage) travelling to Dublin on the coach departing 6.00am., If you are planning to stay in Dublin on 28th August, then you can choose whatever time suites you. Journey time – 1hr 55mins. The return will be departing Dublin on 08th Sept at around 6.00pm
Transport to Zell
We will depart around 2.40pm for our journey to Zell am See. The journey time is approximately 3 hours, depending on traffic.
The return journey on 08th Sept will depart the hotel around 09.00am, aiming to reach Munich Airport by around 12.30pm allowing time for a snack before our departure, if so desired.
Please note these are subject to change and will be updated locally
“Zell-Kaprun Cards”- worth over €500 per person.
The card entitles you to travel on numerous lifts and cable cars, on the Schmittenhöhe ship for a cruise around the lake, for unlimited ferry crossings and for entrance to a multitude of places. There is currently a €1 per person charge for each time you use a bus.
Schmittenhöhe Cable Car (and Panorama Walk).
(€2 for bus) (Activity Level 2 -Level 3)
Today, we travel by bus from Zell to the Schmittenhöhe cable-car station, from where we ride to the top. Simply stop for a coffee to admire the view before returning or you may wish to join Alan on a walk across the mountain and down to the valley on another cable-car. Learn all about the local flora and fauna. The walk is not particularly strenuous and is mostly downhill. It is over a distance, though, of approximately 2 kms and sturdy shoes are advisable.
(£32 extra) – (Activity Level 2)
Our tour today takes us through the Alps into Germany, to the beautiful town of Berchtesgaden. From here you will have the opportunity to visit the famous “Eagle’s Nest” (extra cost, approx. £16) built as a 50th birthday present for Adolf Hitler or take a local bus to the stunning Königsee, where you can take a boat trip or travel by cable car almost to the top of the Jenner Mountain. Back in time for dinner.
The High Dams (and Mountain Herbal Walk) FREE.
(€2 for the bus) (Activity Level 2)
An excursion for everyone. Walk as little or as much as you wish. We take the bus from Zell to the Kettle Waterfalls. From here, we travel by special bus, through tunnels and around hairpin bends, until we reach the High Dams at Mooserboden. You now have the opportunity to explore the dams or have a snack at one of the restaurants, before returning to the valley below and your awaiting bus back to Zell am See. (Activity Level 2)
High Dams Hike
(€2 for the bus) (Activity Level 5)
For those keen to stretch their legs, we offer a 2-hour hike down to the next reservoir. Sturdy footwear is imperative. Proper walking shoes or walking boots, with good thick socks. This is a spectacular walk and involves clambering up a waterfall, through a cave and along some pretty steep and uneven paths. One for the record books, though! (Activity Level 5)
Gipfelwelt 3000 FREE
(€2 for the bus) (Activity Level 2)
Early local bus to Kaprun, from where we travel on the cable-car system, high up into the mountains. The first two cable cars bring us to the foot of the snow-line, above which snow and ice remain for the entire summer (usually). We transfer then to the brand new "Gipfel 3000", which whisks us up to 3029 metres, just over 10,000 ft. You have the opportunity here to enjoy stunning views over the glaciers below and to experience the facilities offered at "Gipfelwelt 3000", such as the Cinema 3000, the Ice Arena and the National Park Gallery. This tour is accessible to almost everyone. Return home or join the afternoon hike.
Alpine Centre – Maiskogel Hike
(€2 for the bus). (Activity Level 5)
From Gipfelwelt 3000, we offer a breath-taking excursion, only for the quite adventurous and reasonably fit. We start at the Alpine Centre at 2450 metres, from where we set off down the mountain. Most of the walk is over uneven trails, sometimes quite narrow and steep....but nearly all downhill. There are streams to cross and some snow to traverse. We will walk along the arret, separating two valleys, offering unforgettable views. We have time to stop and enjoy the flora and maybe the fauna, as we make our way down to the Glocknerblick chalet, where we stop for a well-deserved beer or soft drink. We have another 20-30 minutes’ walk before reaching the Maiskogel cable-car station, from where we descend into the valley below at Kaprun, to catch the bus back to our hotel. The total walking time is around four hours and you will descend approximately 850 metres (almost 3000 ft). There is some uphill walking, too, so be prepared. There is no rock-climbing and no specialist equipment or experience is required. Walking boots are absolutely essential and you will not be permitted to join the hike without them. A small rucksack for water, some food, a jumper and a rain-proof is also recommended. This walk is NOT for anyone who is not reasonably fit.
Journey to Krimml Waterfalls and Kitzbuhel with excellent pcinic lunch. (To be confirmed)
Extra cost £35 if booked in advance (or €40 per person if paid locally) (Activity Level 1-4)
We will depart the hotel around 09.30am by coach. The drive to Krimml is about one hour and we will stop here for around two further hours. Krimml Waterfalls are the highest in Europe and offer a great spectacle. Walking can be tailored to the individual, with a realtively gentle walk to the base and then increasingly difficult walks climbing up alongside the waterfall. Walk as far or as much as you wish. You simply retrace your steps for the return to your coach. From here, we will take a scenic drive through the Gerlos Pass, offering magnificent views over the waterfalls and the Durlasboden Dam, where we stop for an excellent picnic lunch. Afterwards, we return down the mountain and drive the short distance to Kitzbuhel. This wonderful ski- and summer-resort offers excellent shopping and cafe caulture. Take a ride on the Hannenkamm cable-car, if you wish (not included) and imagine you are one of the world champion downhill skiers! We will leave late afternoon, which will get you back in time for a swim! This tour is suitable for everyone but you will need to be fit to climb the waterfall path.
Coach Tour of Grossglockner.
(Extra cost £32 per person) (Activity Level 2-3)
The world’s most famous alpine road: the highest mountain and the largest glacier in Austria, the Grossglockner (3,798m) and the Pasterze. On the ascent from 1,500m to the Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe you pass through all of the vegetation zones from cornfields to the eternal ice. Marvel at the breathtaking scenery and the engineering spectacle, which created the road which twists up through the mountain passes. If you are interested in this tour, can you please let us know at time of booking, as we need to book the space. No minimum numbers required.
Lake Zell cruise. FREE
A one-hour trip on the lake is included with your Zell-Kaprun-Card, as is limitless travel on the ferries. You can do this at any time.
(Extra cost £25 per person) (Activity Level 1-3)
Salzburg....no matter how often we return to Austria, we always have a huge request for Salzburg. Our journey is by train, approx 1.5 hours each way. The tour commences with a 1/2 mile walk to the beautiful Mirabel Gardens, followed by a short guided tour through the old city. You are then free to relax, have lunch or a light snack, shop, visit museums or cathedrals, galleries or castles. A trip by funicular to the Hohen Salzburg Fortress is always worth a try, for the spectacular views and its exciting history.
We may add more excursions later.
Romantik Hotel Zell am See 0043 6542 725 20Sebastian-Hörl-Straße 11, A - 5700 Zell am See
CLOTHING & FOOTWEAR
It is expected that the weather will be reasonably hot for most of the holiday, certainly low 20’s and upwards, possibly into the 30's, so you will need light, summer clothes. It is advisable to bring some sort of weather-proof, as it may rain occasionally, although at this time of the year, rain is normally infrequent. Good sturdy shoes are advised for all of the excursions, even the simple ones. There is an indoor/outdoor pool and spa, so you may wish to bring your swimwear. Generally speaking, the atmosphere is relaxed and dress is casual, so jackets and ties are definitely not required.
Please carry all medication in your hand luggage. Do not check it in under any circumstances.
Tips for the catering staff are included in your holiday. There is a "piggy bank" on the reception desk, where you may wish to leave a gratuity for the rest of the staff, including your room-maid. We recommend €2 pp/pd as a guideline but it is not compulsory.
Don't just take our word for how good this hotel is....
It gets 5* ratings from almost everyone!
This is our most popular holiday......
Year after year this is probably our most popular holiday. It's got it all: great accommodation, stunning scenery, exciting excursions, fantastic food and above all, wonderful hospitality. We have such a high proportion of return visits by our customers. Every year, we fill our allocation and every year we have a ball. Why not join us. Book early and save approximately £100pp.
Zell am See
Sheltering in a deep valley, on the edge of the Zeller Lake, Zell am See is the ideal destination for almost every holidaymaker. Spacious beaches and lake-side terraces give access to swimming and watersports on the lake. The town’s indoor/outdoor pool and sauna also offer great relaxation possibilities. Copious cafes, bars and restaurants invite you to join them for a coffee, a beer or a gorgeous ice-cream. Three times weekly the lake-side is transformed into a magnificent theatre of sound and light with superb water fountain shows. Surrounding the town are the high Austrian Alps, stretching to and above 3000m. Cable-cars whisk you up to the top, where panoramic restaurants wait to serve you an array of refreshments and tasty menus. Well marked walks through the mountains cater for most abilities, from the leisure stroller to the avid mountaineer.
Romantik Hotel Metzgerwirt
This will be the sixth year in a row that we have featured the beautiful “Romantikhotel, Zell am See”. It is a quirky, 4* hotel built and extended over four generations in typical Tyrolean style. A hearty breakfast each morning is followed by a superb dinner each evening, with a choice of main courses and an extensive salad buffet. We are absolutely positive that you will neither be disappointed nor hungry. You will need lots of exercise to burn off some of the extra calories! The hotel boasts an indoor-outdoor pool, with plenty of sun-loungers and chairs. An extensive spa and solarium offer you plenty of scope for relaxation and a friendly, comfortable bar invites you for a bit of congenial fun. The Romantik Hotel offers FREE bicycle use for those energetic enough to want to go anywhere and its central location means that nothing is too distant, yet the local environment is quiet and peaceful. Is it any wonder we are returning for the sixth time!
The hotel has been extended and modernised over generations, with the result that there are many different types of rooms. All (except two smaller rooms) are very generously proportioned and most have balconies, but not all. We will allocate rooms with balconies in strict order of receiving your booking. It is also very important you advise us of any walking difficulties or other health conditions, such as heart problems, etc. Not all rooms are serviced by lifts and you may need to negotiate stairs. So, it is important we know about any ailments or conditions, which might impinge on your enjoyment, if we do not allocate a suitable room. If you have not advised us of such conditions, we are unlikely to be able to move you to another, more suitable room, as the hotel is ALWAYS fully booked.
There are two types of single room. A "superior room" is a double room or twin room, for sole occupancy. This type of room carries a single-supplement, as it is suitable for two or more persons. We also have two "standard single" rooms, for which no supplement is payable. Please note, though, these rooms are much smaller and do not have a balcony. These rooms are, nevertheless, very comfortable with large beds and ideal for anyone who doesn't need a balcony or much extra space. (Your host, Alan, has used them several times and found them more than adeqaute....but they are not as large as the "superior rooms")