Dates: Sept 20th to Sept 29th, 2019
Group Size: minimum of 6 people needed for the tour to happen, maximum of 8 travelers. Please do not purchase airline tickets until I have confirmed with you that we have the required number of travelers.
Cost: $3500 double/triple occupancy, $4200 single occupancy
Includes: lodging (9 nights) plus all breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners, admission to all activities (unless otherwise noted) and all transport from the tour start at 6:00 pm on Sept 20th until the tour ends after breakfast on Sept 29th.
This is a therapeutic tour and will focus on self-care and healing for women.
Itinerary subject to change. Final itinerary confirmed 2 weeks before the tour
Welcome dinner in Innsbruck! Accommodation is a beautiful family run hotel which has a spa with spectacular views of the Alps.
Breakfast together and then an amazing trip to an Almabtrieb Celebration! This is a centuries-old tradition where they decorate the cows and bring them home through the village. There is music, beer, food, local artisan crafts and more at the Almabtrieb Celebration! After dinner in Innsbruck, over dessert and coffee, we will hear Heather’s first workshop for us!
The Taste of Tirol hike! Walk from the Nordkette train station to a beautiful alpine village along a plateau with beautiful views of the valley below. See the Alps up close – gorgeous conifer forests, streams, gorges, and mountain springs you can drink from. Stop for lunch at a beautiful little Gasthof overlooking green meadows and the Alps! After lunch, we continue on through forests and meadows and visit a 500-year-old farm, castle ruins from about 1100 AD, a beautiful mountain chapel and we finish our day walking into a picture-perfect little village! We take the bus back to Innsbruck and have dinner! This hike requires sturdy well broken in shoes and the stamina to walk for 1.5 hours at a time on an easy rolling path with approx 500 ft elevation gain. We will walk for 1.5 hours and then have lunch at a beautiful alm (restaurant) with stunning views of the alps. Then we continue to walk for another 1.5 hours and descend an approximately 500 elevation drop on a steep path into a beautiful village. The hike entails 3 hours of actual hiking but we will stop a lot along the way and will return to Innsbruck late in the afternoon. If you prefer not to hike, you can take a gondola to the top of the Nordekette mountain chain of the Alps and have amazing views and lunch on your own. Then you can return to Innsbruck by gondola and have a leisurely afternoon in the medieval city.
In the morning, we will have a walking tour of Innsbruck with a local guide. We then head to the beautiful Stubiatal Valley and stay at a European Wellness Hotel that includes breakfast, light lunch, and 6-course dinner. They have a full spa area with sauna, steam bath & more! Here you can rest, relax or participate in any of the resort hikes or activities!
Over breakfast, we will plan our day’s activities depending on group interest. We will have time to relax, meet with Heather, hike a waterfall trail, take a gondola to a glacier, explore a small local village or hang out in the spa. In the evening, we will have a second session with Heather. If you are really adventurous, we can arrange for you to paraglide off a mountain (additional fee applies)! The women on the tour who have done this say it is a life changing experience!
Over breakfast, we will plan our day’s activities depending on group interest. We will have time to relax, meet with Heather, hike a waterfall trail, take a gondola to a glacier, explore a small local village or hang out in the spa. In the evening we will have a second session with Heather. If you are really adventurous we can arrange for you to paraglide off a mountain (additional fee applies)! The women on the tour who have done this say it is a life changing experience!
After checkout, we head to Salzburg via the fast “Raililjet” train and get settled into our hotel. Then we will enjoy a nice dinner and stroll the medieval streets where Mozart was a boy!
Explore the city of Salzburg and then take the Fräulein Maria Bicycle Tour of Salzburg (Sound of Music)! You will not be disappointed!
Take a river cruise of the Salzach, explore the Residence of the Archbishop, and the castle above the city, Mozart’s Home and more! Enjoy a farewell dinner together.
After breakfast, we say goodbye, remember the awesome time we enjoyed together and head back home!