December 28, 2018 – January 2, 2019 I will be traveling to Innsbruck, Austria through AESU travel.
Complete tour details HERE.
Day 1: Flight to Europe
Our Europe‐bound jet heads for Munich, Germany.
Day 2: Munich, Germany – Innsbruck, Austria
Transfer to Innsbruck upon arrival at Munich Airport. Take some time to rest up or start exploring the medieval old town with spectacular views of mountain ranges, palaces and cathedrals. Tonight, join us for a welcome dinner of Austrian Specialities and a program orientation with your tour director.
Day 3: Innsbruck * Winter Olympics
Join us on the mountains for our very own Winter Olympics. A snow shoe hike will take us off the beaten path with fresh snow clinging to mountain peaks, spectacular views, and maybe even some wildlife sightings. After discovering our inner Inuit by building an igloo, we have earned a hearty meal in a ski hut on the mountain top. Then bundle up in hats and mittens to whiz down the mountain on a sled (weather permitting).
Day 4: Innsbruck City Tour – New Years Eve Celebration
On this morning tour of Innsbruck, our guide takes us to the very city center of Innsbruck and the famous ‘Golden Roof‘ decorated with 3,000 fire-gilded copper tiles. We pass the famous triumph gate of Innsbruck, ‘Hofburg’ Imperial Palace including the ‘Hofkirche’ chapel. then visit the Olympic Bergisel Stadium and Ski Jump, with the most amazing views over Innsbruck and the Inn Valley. Our final stop is Ambras Palace, built by Archduke Ferdinand II half a millennium ago. After a walk in the castle gardens, we return to town for a coffee and some of Austria’s legendary pastries.
Get ready to ring in the New Year in style. Our gala dinner is only the beginning of tonight’s celebration. After a feast of Tyrolian specialties accompanied by local wines, we take the Nordkettenbahn cable-car to ‘Cloud 9‘ and igloo club with exclusive views of the New Year’s Eve laser show. In a setting over 6,200 feet above sea level, chill out and dance the night away at the club featuring some of Austria’s hottest DJs.
Day 5: Innsbruck – Kristallwelten
Happy New Year! After a hearty breakfast, we make our way over to Kristallwelten, Swarovski’s fascinating museum, a fairy-tale world of shimmering crystal. Travel through ’14 chambers of wonder’ featuring marvelous paintings and sculptures such as the crystal tree or the giant ‘crystaloscope,’ created by world-famous artists. Let’s toast to the New Year with a glass of champaign before heading back to town with leisure time to shop or relax before our farewell dinner at a rustic pub tonight.
Day 6: Travel Home
Travel home with fond memories to last a lifetime and lots of energy for the new year.