Depart Boston on Saturday evening/night. Arrive in Munich Sunday Morning.
Return from Austria Sunday, arrive back in the USA same day, Sunday evening.
Motor coach transfers to/from Munich airport, to/from our hotel in Austria. Travel time is about 1:45 depending on traffic.
7 nights lodging in an awesome four star hotel
Daily breakfast included
Nice Restaurant and a hotel bar
Free Wi-fi, Satellite television, Safe, etc.
Great location next to the old city
Our historic hotel with a colorful facade is next to the old city and a two minute walk from the Museum Goldenes Dachl. Laid-back rooms come with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. A breakfast buffet is served in a casual dining room. There's also a wood-paneled restaurant and a modern lounge bar. Other amenities include an indoor swimming pool, and a wellness area with panoramic views, saunas and spa treatments.
Great Après-ski and events!
Pre & post trip parties / get-togethers.
Trip SWAG, BLING, club escort & more included!
Price based on double occupancy.
No hidden charges!
Price includes all local and airport taxes including fuel surcharges as of June 2016 (increases are not expected).
A limited number of room upgrades and single rooms available.
View every detail of your account/reservation on-line any time.
A $395 deposit and 2017 club membership, only $50 per year, required to secure your spot.
It's amazing - We've had a fantastic time every time visited - many would say the best all-round trips to-date, defiantly in the top ten! It's great value & a great reputation, offering the best combination of local sightseeing excursions, shopping, nightlife and snow sports. A great trip for mixed groups with both snow sports and sightseeing enthusiasts. It's Austria! They follow snow sports the way we follow baseball and football. Innsbruck is the capital and heart of Austria's Tyrol snow sports region with easy access to many amazing resorts. They have an efficient lift and transportation system making it easy and enjoyable!
Innsbruck is an ideal European ski destination and year after year remains the number one European winter destination with Americans. This medieval city offers visitors plenty of European charm and culture, sightseeing, plus a huge variety of resourts. Nestled between peaks of the Alps with castles and cathedrals dotting the valley, Innsbruck was chosen as the site of the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympic Games. Innsbruck is the capital of Austria's Tyrol skiing region, a paradise for snow sports. From our hotel in Innsbruck, we have access to miles of skiing and riding all accessible by our Snosports bus.
What to expect:
Our intent is to put together an exceptional value trip and visit multiple resorts in Austria tour a large and diverse portion of the Austrian Alps. Transportation is included with your lift pass to local Innsbruck areas. We have visited Innsbruck many times and should be able to answer any questions you have.
There are a wide variety of resorts available including the world renowned Stubai Glacier (the favorite in 2006 & 2008), Kitzbühel and Saint Anton resorts. You will find Innsbruck much more affordable than any place we have visited to date and in many cases souvenirs are half the cost of Italy and Switzerland. There are great excursions available and Innsbruck is a major train hub; therefore you can get trains to many cities (attractions) such as Salzburg. There are many historical sights, museums and attractions so there is plenty to do for the non-skier/boarder or on your day off from the slopes.
Optional Sightseeing Agenda:
The is a lot to do for the sightseeing or hiking enthusiast, or on your day(s) off from the slopes. This agenda is still under development.
Tyrolean Folk Show, Cable Car Round-Trip from Innsbruck to Hafelekar, Swarovski Crystal Worlds,
Ambras Castle, City Walking Tour, lots of museums, the Sightseer hop-on hop-off bus, Free city bike rental for 3 hours, Casino, Tratzberg Castle (Jenbach), Schubert city tours, Pedicab, bobsleigh rides, Golf, shopping, Natterer See, Salzburg excursion, Venice excursion and A LOT MORE!
Optional Austrian Alps Tour Agenda:
This is an option agenda as is subject to change; you can go to different resorts, as there is a free snowports bus to and from all the local resorts. The Olympia World pass gives you lift acces and local transporation to 9 ski areas, Axamer Lizum, Patscherkofel, Muttereralm, Nordkette, Rangger Köpfl, Kühtai, Schlick 2000, Stubaier Gletscher and Glungezer. We will arrange club transportation for our agenda listed below. The excursions to Kitzbühel and Saint Anton are about an hour transfer from our hotel are not cover by the Olympia World pass and snow bus service, and will be arranged by the club at additional cost. As on previous trips, we will have non-skiers/riders and those who only ski few days touring the wonderful region of Innsbruck.
Local Innsbruck Resorts
Saturday - Check in with our group 3:30 min. prior to departure. Leave Boston, New York or your local US Airport for Europe.
Sunday - Arrive in Munich, Germany. Transfer as a group to hotel via coach. Check out Innsbruck. Sunday evening orientation meeting.
Monday - Kitzbühel Excursion, "The Pearl of the Alps" is widely considered to have the best downhill skiing in the world. Skiing began here in the winter of 1892. While only advanced skiers dare brave Hahnenkamm’s steep slopes, there are nearly 330 runs in the area, many of which are suitable for beginners.
Tuesday - Axamer Lizum Purpose built for the 1964 Winter Olympic Games and a host again in 1976. Historically this has been our favorite resort, even though it's a smaller local Innsbruck resort.
Wednesday - Stubai Glacier One of Europe's few year-round ski destinations and one of the largest glacier ski areas in the world. (Valée Blanche Glacier Survivors: This Glacier is at the top of a mountain, not a valley therefor no hiking in and out!)
Thursday - Kühtai Skiing at over 2520 meters (8,267 feet)!, this is Austria's highest winter resort.
Friday - Ski/Ride Nordpark and visit the Alpine Zoo in between skiing & riding! Or check out another Tyrolean resort, Innsbruck, Salzburg, etc.
Saturday - Saint Anton, Arlberg Region Excursion, Large ski area and Europe’s liveliest ski resort’ hosted the Alpine World Championships in 2001. Calling itself a Weltdorf or ‘World Village,’ the resort has a genuinely international outlook and is considered the birth place of skiing.
Sunday - Check-out of hotel, Travel to Munich airport, Germany and fly home, OR spend another three nights in awesome ICELAND
Optional ICELAND Post-Trip Three Night Extension: $595
Arrive in Iceland Sunday afternoon
Transferes to and from Hotel/Airport
Nice four star hotel with daily breakfast
Awesome Tours Included! Reykjavik City Tour Included
During our tour we will view the old town center, the Parliament, the harbor, the Hofdi house, and the Hallgrímskirkja Church, whose steeple is a Reykjavík landmark. Our drive will continue with a view of Reykjavik's largest outdoor swimming pool in Laugardalur, which is heated with water from natural hot springs under the city. We then visit the Pearl vantage point, a remarkable building unique to Iceland. Built in 1988, the Pearl is a glass dome constructed atop huge tanks in which natural hot water is stored for heating the city. It offers great views of the capital area and beyond. Next we visit the Northern Lights Center and then the last stop of our tour is to view the new Harpa Concert and Conference Hall.
Northern Lights Tour Included
Our evening's Northern Lights search can be a late night! We will enjoy a welcome reception with our tour guide and then go on to search the skies for the Northern Lights, (Aurora Borealis) among the most spectacular phenomena on earth. The Northern Lights originate from the sun, where large explosions and electronic storms throw flares and solar particles deep into space. These clouds and solar particles are caught by the Earth's magnetic field on the south and north poles. These solar particles collide with the atmospheric gases and create this wonderful light effect. On our evening, we hope to see these lights swirling and dancing across the sky, endlessly changing color, shape and size.
The Northern Lights tour is subject to weather conditions and sightings cannot be guaranteed. If the tour is cancelled locally, another Northern Lights tour will be offered each evening. The Northern Lights tour departs in the late evening and may not return until after midnight
Many additional tours availible
Depart Wednesday, arivie back in Boston Wednesday afternoon.