AUSTRIA – Cows from the Mountain & Dumpling Festival


AUSTRIA – Cows from the Mountain & Dumpling Festival

  • Destination: Austria, Kirchberg
  • Duration: 9 days
  • Departs: 17/09/2020
  • Price: £739

Every year as summer comes to an end, farmers throughout the Tyrol dress their cows in garlands of flowers, ribbons and cow bells and proudly bring the cows through the villages to the valley meadows.  Enjoy the lively atmosphere of this festival at Kirchberg.

The Hotel Zentral, Kirchberg.  Tel: 00 43 5357 2535
A superb 4 star superior hotel in the centre of Kirchberg which has long been a favourite with our customers but  more recent extensions and continuing improvements have made it even better!  All rooms are en suite and most have a view of the surrounding mountains.  Breakfast is hot and cold buffet style and there’s a choice of dinner from the second evening.  The wellness area with a steam and herbal sauna, infra red cabin ‘kneipp pools’ restrooms and special showers are available for use.  Weather permitting a barbecue is held on one evening.

Overnight hotels: 3 star in Germany or France

Single room (limited supply) £116
Insurance £50.55

Almabtrieb Festival * Salzburg * Grossglockner * Dumpling Festival


  • Luxury air conditioned extra leg room coach
  • Channel crossings via Eurotunnel
  • Overnight bed & breakfast outbound & inbound
  • Nightly dinner, bed & breakfast in resort
  • Packed lunches on days out
  • Light lunch in hotel on free days
  • Coffee and cake one afternoon
  • Daily wine beer and soft drinks in resort from 1200 to 2030 hours
  • Travel card for free public transport & discounted chair lift rides (restrictions apply)
  • Excursion programme
  • Door to door service (subject to conditions)

Departs approx 0500 arrives back 2000

NB: A small overnight holdall is required for this holiday.

Day 1
We depart local areas for a midday Eurotunnel crossing to Calais, continuing to our overnight hotel in Germany.

Day 2
We continue through Germany, entering Austria at Kufstein and arriving at our hotel in Kirchberg late afternoon.

Day 3
At leisure to enjoy the festival in Kirchberg; watch the decorated cows parade through the streets as the farmers bring them from the mountain pastures into the valley for the winter. In the afternoon we visit St Johann and its famous Dumpling Festival; 26000 dumplings of more than 20 different varieties are served on the longest dumpling table in the world, 500m long.  Music groups provide a fantastic atmosphere and great entertainment (5€ entry not included).

Day 4
At leisure, enjoy your surroundings in Kirchberg.

Day 5
Today a visit to Salzburg where a local guide shows you around the city.  Afterwards there’s free time to perhaps visit the beautiful Mirabell Gardens, the mighty Fortress, the Mozart Museum or watch the world go by from a pavement café.

Day 6
A day of fantastic mountain scenery as we travel along the Alpine road to the Grossglockner.  Sit back and marvel at the scenery and engineering feat of this famous mountain road.

Day 7
At leisure in Kirchberg.  Make use of your guest card which gives you free travel on local buses and trains (restrictions apply).

Day 8
Sadly we have to make our way back through Germany to our overnight hotel.

Day 9
After breakfast we continue our journey to Calais for an afternoon crossing to Folkestone, then onwards to Yorkshire.


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