A Tyrolean Tradition – see the cows come home

In villages throughout Alpine Europe, a very special tradition takes place at the end of summer each year. This is the Almabtrieb, the bringing down of cattle from high in the mountains to their village quarters after a summer of grazing in flower-filled alpine meadows. The animals are decked out in magnificent headdresses decorated with garlands of greenery, meadow flowers and ribbons, plus heavy leather collars complete with a clanging cow bell to ward off evil demons on the way. The procession makes its way down the mountain and through the streets before the animals are sorted and reunited with their owners, then their safe return home is celebrated in lively village festivals enjoyed by locals and tourists alike, with music, dancing and perhaps the odd stein of beer or two!

Our holiday to the Austrian Tyrol allows you to take part in the celebrations as they happen, and a full itinerary of escorted excursions for a true Tyrolean experience.

Travel Options

6 Days from just £

Holiday Highlights

  • Return flights to Munich*
  • Airport taxes and luggage allowance (one piece of checked-in hold luggage per person)
  • Airport transfers in Austria
  • 5 nights dinner, bed and breakfast at a selected 4-star hotel in the Austrian Tyrol
  • Welcome drink
  • Tyrolean evening with a complimentary drink
  • Excursions to Rattenberg, the Tyrolean Farmhouse Museum, Salzburg & Tyrolean Schnapps Museum
  • Visit to a Tyrolean Alm Festival
  • Scenic tour of the Kitzbühel Alps with horse-drawn carriage ride and visit to a cheese dairy
  • Guided walking tour of Salzburg
  • Escorted by a tour manager in Austria

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Selected 4-star

We’ll stay at a well-appointed 4-star hotel in the Austrian Tyrol area such as the Hotel Edelweiss in Hochfilzen. The comfortable rooms are en suite and other facilities include a bar and restaurant.

Please note: In Austria, a twin/double room will have one double bed base structure with two separate mattresses and separate bed linen for each mattress.

Single Supplements Apply

Day 1
We fly to Munich and transfer to our hotel in the Austrian Tyrol.

Day 2 – Rattenberg & the Tyrolean Farmhouse Museum
There’s two treats in store today. The first is a visit to Rattenberg, the smallest town in Austria, with a long history of glass-blowing plus a picturesque, well-preserved medieval centre and rows of brightly painted townhouses. We also visit the Tyrolean Farmhouse Museum, just outside Rattenberg, where original examples of rural farmhouses and annexed buildings have been brought together in the largest open-air museum in Tyrol, giving visitors a flavour of Alpine farming life.

Day 3 – Tyrolean Alm Festival   
Let your hair down with the locals today at a nearby Village Festival, and join in with the festivities of the Almabtrieb as the whole community gives thanks for the safe return of their animals from the high mountain pastures.

Day 4 – Kitzbühel Alps & Cheese Dairy
We embark on a scenic tour of the Kitzbühel Alps, and our day out includes a horse-drawn carriage ride and a visit to a cheese dairy.

Day 5 – Salzburg & Tyrolean Schnapps Museum
We set off for Salzburg where we’ll have a guided walking tour of the city, with its impressive and fully-preserved fortress, interesting historic buildings, The Sound of Music associations and, of course, the spirit of Mozart, whose name lives on in Mozart Square and his birthplace at No. 9 Getreidegasse in the old town. En-route back to our hotel, we stop at a Tyrolean Schnapps Museum where we learn more about this popular fruity liqueur and enjoy a tasting session.

Day 6
We check out of our hotel and transfer to Munich airport for our return flight home.

*Air holiday prices are correct at the time of publication but are subject to fluctuation and availability. Other regional airports may be available and the final price will depend on your chosen airport, airline and flight time. This will be advised at the time of booking.

One piece of checked-in hold luggage PER PERSON is included however; the weight allowance does vary between airlines. Please ask for details.

Hotel transfers may be in shared vehicles. You may also have to await passengers arriving on other flights; for your convenience we will do our utmost to keep the waiting time to a minimum.

Holiday operated by Just Go! Holidays under ATOL No.10889

Please note the following information when booking flights.

  • We will need passenger names (First and Last name only) as per passport. These names MUST match with your passport (please add in the “notes” section of the booking process)

  • Please note the flights will be booked in the names given to us during the booking and that changes to names will incur a charge from the airline which will be passed on to you, along with a £10.00 Just Go! amendment fee. (If you do not enter a full name during the booking process one of our reservations staff will contact you following your booking)

  • Are you travelling on a British passport? (If not please let us know)

  • Do you or any of you party require assistance at the airport

  • Luggage will be booked as per the flight terms above. Where hold luggage is included this will be the airline minimum usually 15 or 20kg per person.

  • Day time flights will be booked and time sent over by either post or email on the ATOL certificate. (Flights booked outside the hours of 0600-18:00 customers will be contacted.)

  • Flight arrivals/departures are grouped for transfers and passengers may have to wait up to an hour on arrival for incoming/delayed flights.

  • Flights are non-changeable and non-refundable once they are booked by our air department.

  • Where applicable clients must be able to do their own online check in. If you wish us to do this on your behalf the charge is £25 per person and you must complete a form which we will send to you.