About the tour: Christmas in Austria, New Year in Switzerland

Experience the very best of an Alpine Festive break on this wonderful new tour combining the beauty of Austria and Switzerland. Picture postcard scenery awaits around every corner.

Tour Includes


  • 13 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 10 evening meals
  • Local coach joining points
  • Travel by Luxuria

14 days from $5498 pp

Departure Dates

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 1300 811 500 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
  • Send payments via online banking.
  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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Tour Itinerary

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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For your convenience, you may choose to start this tour in the UK or at the first city in Europe.

Travel through Germany to reach Reith-bei-Kitzbuhel in the Austrian Tyrol for five nights.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Optional excursion to the capital of the Tyrol to enjoy the Christmas markets and explore the city's charming old town.

We'll also visit the glass-blowing centre of Rattenberg in the Inn Valley. Tonight, we enjoy a Christmas Gala Dinner.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Innsbruck
Innsbruck

Optional Excursions

Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
2020
  • Innsbruck
TBC
  • Rattenberg
TBC
The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

Enjoy our included excursion to the world-famous ski resort of Kitzbühel. Why not opt to ride the gondola up the majestic Hahnenkamm Mountain for some breathtaking views of the snow-capped peaks.

We return to the hotel for tonight's turkey Christmas dinner.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Kitzbühel
Kitzbuhel

Included Highlights

  • Kitzbühel

We travel to Mayrhofen in the Ziller Valley on our included excursion. Enjoy an optional ride on the Ziller Valley Railway between Mayrhofen and Fugen. Please note: The Zillertalbahn does not always feature a steam engine.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Ziller Valley Railway
Ziller Valley

Included Highlights

  • Mayrhofen

Optional Excursions

Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
2020
  • Ziller Valley Railway
TBC
The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

Included excursion to the Leukental valley and the town of St. Johann, which nestles between the snow-capped peaks of the Kitzbüheler Horn Mountain and the Wilder Kaiser mountain chain.

We continue to the lovely old town of Kufstein, home to the majestic fortress, a jewel in the lower region of Tyrol. There will be time to explore the romantic ancient town centre, perhaps visiting the many tempting shops and traditional stores.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Kufstein
Kufstein

Included Highlights

  • Kufstein
  • St. Johann

We leave Austria and head into Switzerland for five nights in Buochs on Lake Lucerne.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Join us as we travel to the famous holiday resort of Interlaken on our included excursion, surrounded by outstanding scenery, and impressively situated between Lake Brienz and Lake Thun.

There will be time for you to explore the town before we continue to the pretty lakeside town of Spiez.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Interlaken
Interlaken

Included Highlights

  • Interlaken
  • Spiez

Enjoy a day at leisure in our resort on the shores of Lake Lucerne.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Included excursion to the lakeside town of Lucerne, surrounded by breath-taking alpine scenery. Lucerne has long since charmed its visitors, on account of this beautiful setting and its many historic places of interest.

Explore the delightful old town and take time to walk across the 14th century Chapel Bridge. During the day an optional cruise on the lake will be available.

We return to our hotel this afternoon allowing time for to prepare for our gala evening meal and entertainment as we welcome 2020!

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Lucerne
Lucerne

Included Highlights

  • Lucerne

Happy New Year!

Enjoy an unforgettable mountain experience as we enjoy an included ride aboard the Jungfrau Region Railway. We board the railway in the village of Lauterbrunnen and travel up through the spectacular scenery to the Kleine Scheidegg Mountain pass, at the foot of the notorious Eiger North Wall.

From Kleine Scheidegg we take the train and descend to the picturesque mountain village of Grindelwald where you will have time at leisure to explore, and weather permitting, enjoy the magnificent views of the famous Eiger Mountain.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Jungfrau Region Railway
Jungfrau Regional Railway

Included Highlights

  • Jungfrau Region Railway

Head to the Paris area, where we stay for two nights.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Included excursion to Paris. Join our optional guided tour to see theb highlights, including the Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysees and the Arc de Triomphe.

  • Included meals: Breakfast
Paris
Paris

Included Highlights

  • Paris

Optional Excursions

Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
2020
  • Guided Sightseeing Tour
TBC
The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

If you are leaving the tour in Europe, you will say farewell to the group after breakfast this morning. If you joined the tour in the UK, today you will return and continue to your original joining point.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

For your convenience, you may choose to start this tour in the UK or at the first city in Europe.

Travel through Germany to reach Niederau in the Austrian Tyrol for four nights.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Optional excursion to the capital of the Tyrol to enjoy the Christmas markets and explore the city's charming old town.

We'll also visit the glass-blowing centre of Rattenberg in the Inn Valley. Tonight, we enjoy a Christmas Gala Dinner.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Innsbruck
Innsbruck

Optional Excursions

Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
2020
  • Innsbruck
TBC
  • Rattenberg
TBC
The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

Enjoy our included excursion to the world-famous ski resort of Kitzbühel. Why not opt to ride the gondola up the majestic Hahnenkamm Mountain for some breathtaking views of the snow-capped peaks.

We return to the hotel for tonight's turkey Christmas dinner.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Kitzbühel
Kitzbuhel

Included Highlights

  • Kitzbühel

We travel to Mayrhofen in the Ziller Valley on our included excursion. Enjoy an optional ride on the Ziller Valley Railway between Mayrhofen and Fugen. Please note: The Zillertalbahn does not always feature a steam engine.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Mayrhofen
Mayrhofen

Included Highlights

  • Mayrhofen

Optional Excursions

Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
2020
  • Ziller Valley Railway
TBC
The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

We leave Austria and head into Switzerland for six nights in Buochs on Lake Lucerne.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Join us as we travel to the famous holiday resort of Interlaken on our included excursion, surrounded by outstanding scenery, and impressively situated between Lake Brienz and Lake Thun.

There will be time for you to explore the town before we continue to the pretty lakeside town of Spiez.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Interlaken
Interlaken

Included Highlights

  • Interlaken
  • Spiez

Enjoy an included excursion to the lakeside city of Zürich. Why not explore the picturesque Old Town with its network of bustling bars and cafés? Or, take a stroll through the high-end shopping streets and sample the world-famous Swiss chocolate along the way.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Enjoy a day at leisure in our resort on the shores of Lake Lucerne.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Included excursion to the lakeside town of Lucerne, surrounded by breath-taking alpine scenery. Lucerne has long since charmed its visitors, on account of this beautiful setting and its many historic places of interest.

Explore the delightful old town and take time to walk across the 14th century Chapel Bridge. During the day an optional cruise on the lake will be available.

We return to our hotel this afternoon allowing time for to prepare for our gala evening meal and entertainment as we welcome 2020!

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Lucerne
Lucerne

Included Highlights

  • Lucerne

Happy New Year!

Enjoy an unforgettable mountain experience as we enjoy an included ride aboard the Jungfrau Region Railway. We board the railway in the village of Lauterbrunnen and travel up through the spectacular scenery to the Kleine Scheidegg Mountain pass, at the foot of the notorious Eiger North Wall.

From Kleine Scheidegg we take the train and descend to the picturesque mountain village of Grindelwald where you will have time at leisure to explore, and weather permitting, enjoy the magnificent views of the famous Eiger Mountain.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Jungfrau Region Railway
Jungfrau Regional Railway

Included Highlights

  • Jungfrau Region Railway

Head to the Paris area, where we stay for two nights.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Included excursion to Paris. Join our optional guided tour to see theb highlights, including the Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysees and the Arc de Triomphe.

  • Included meals: Breakfast
Paris
Paris

Included Highlights

  • Paris

Optional Excursions

Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
2020
  • Guided Sightseeing Tour
TBC
The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

If you are leaving the tour in Europe, you will say farewell to the group after breakfast this morning. If you joined the tour in the UK, today you will return and continue to your original joining point.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Christmas in Austria, New Year in Switzerland 14 days from $5,498pp

Book online OR call our friendly travel advisers on:
1300 811 500

Accommodation

If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 1300 811 500.
Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 1300 811 500 for more information.
Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 1300 811 500.
Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

2019 Departures

You will stay for five nights at the 4-star Hotel Cordial in Reith-bei-Kitzbühel. The hotel boasts incredible view of the Kitzbüheler Horn and Wilder Kaiser Mountains. Relax in the Hahnenkamm restaurant, the rustic Zirbenstube and the elegant Kaiserstube. The hotel boasts a superb spa area.

For New Year, you’ll stay for five nights at the 4-star Hotel Burestadl in Buochs. The hotel overlooks Lake Lucerne and offers panoramic views of the mountains. Enjoy dinner in the restaurant, decorated in a traditional rustic style,

You will also stay for two nights in the Paris area.
Overnight stay in Belgium in a city-style hotel.

2020 Departures

You will stay for four nights at the 4-star Hotel Sonnschein in Niederau. The hotel has a restaurant, terrace and indoor swimming pool and is owned by the Thaler family who have been welcoming guests for many years.  

For New Year, you’ll stay for six nights at the 4-star Hotel Burestadl in Buochs. The hotel overlooks Lake Lucerne and offers panoramic views of the mountains. Enjoy dinner in the restaurant, decorated in a traditional rustic style,

You will also stay for two nights in the Paris area.

Overnight stay in Belgium in a city-style hotel.

Best Western Paris CDG

  • English Speaking Staff
  • Bureau de Change
  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • WiFi Available
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath and/or Shower
  • Telephone

Travel Options

Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

Front row seats can be reserved for $35pp (up to 6 days' duration), $55pp (7 & 8 days' duration) and $60pp (9 days' duration and over) on all European tours. This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. In addition to this, seats on the second row can be reserved for $18pp (up to 6 days duration), $35pp (7 & 8 days duration) and $42pp (9, 10 and days duration) $50pp (12 days and over). Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the interchange. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law. Central view seats are free.

Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour, you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.

Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the interchange are not allocated.
Hot and cold drinks are served on your main tour coach. Prices are approximately $1.80 or €1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by your driver.

Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure. The route taken depends on where passengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 1300 811 500 two weeks before you are due to travel. With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer vehicles to and from the interchange may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours, an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
All coaches feature air-conditioning.
All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
Alcohol can only be taken on board our vehicles at the discretion of your driver.
Depending on the location of your pickup point, you may be picked up by coach (not necessarily the on you are touring on), minibus, taxi, National Express or Megabus service. If joining in the UK, you may then be taken to another centralised pickup location or service station. We operate a passenger interchange at Stop 24 Services, where you will meet the tour coach you are holidaying on and then continue on with your outbound journey. Similarly, on the way home, you may also change transfer vehicles at another location, to take you to your final drop off point.
Your allowance is one medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage should be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach. Nothing should be stored under your seat.

When it comes to getting you to your destination, McLachlan European Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you to choose from.

Luxuria - Charging sockets

Luxuria Features

  • Deluxe armchair-style seats with leather exterior, central arm rests with cup holders and retractable calf rests give you a more comfortable journey.
  • Every seat has its own, fully interactive, touch screen T.V. offering a wide choice of entertainment so you can control what you want to watch and when.
  • There’s also a selection of double and single seats, including four seats face-to-face with tables. And with a total of 5 single seats available, these are ideal for passengers travelling independently.
  • Plug sockets and USB points at each seat mean you can keep your devices fully charged throughout your journey.
  • Onboard toilet.

Luxuria Seating Plan

Luxuria Seating Plan