Crystal Holidays are delighted to offer new all-inclusive and excursion & activities inclusive holidays in their Lakes & Mountains 20010 preview brochure, on sale from today.

The Hotel Paradiso on Lake Garda in Italy is the new all-inclusive property and other all-inclusive hotels are the Hotel Majestic Palace, Hotel Leonardo Di Vinci and the Royal Village on Lake Garda, plus the Hotel Britannia Excelsior on Lake Como in Italy.  In Austria, all-inclusive hotels are the Hotel Alpin in Scheffau, the Hotel Waldhof in Zell am See and Hotel Schwebebahn in Zell am See with prices from £579 for a week’s stay.

New for 2010 are also excursion and activities inclusive holidays with prices from £499. The ‘Taste of Tirol’ and ‘Austrian Lake Discovery’ offers include day trips to Salzburg, Berchtesgaden and Krimml waterfalls and ‘Discover Slovenia’ , full day excursions to the unique Julian Alps, Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj. The ‘Austrian Adventure’ includes river rafting and a forest high wire course for all the family.

Crystal continues to offer free walking guide services in nine resorts and dedicated ‘Walking Weeks’ ranging from gentle strolls through open pastures to more adventurous rambles along more challenging mountain terrain. Two walking tours are offered: the guided walking tour ‘Tirolean Walking’ in Austria is for anyone who is used to regular walking and has a good level of fitness and the ‘Eagle Walk’, a self-guided walking tour along the European long distance walk Adlerweg (eagle trail) which crosses the Austrian Tyrol from west to east. Every walker receives a pair of original Tirolean hiking poles as a present! Free walking maps for many resorts are included in the holiday price.

Alpine activities including golfing, independent and guided cycling tours on established routes off the beaten track, water sports on most lakes and coastal resorts as well as white water rafting, wind surfing and more are featured in all countries.

Arts and culture have always flourished amidst the inspirational surroundings of Europe’s loveliest scenery and music performances are featured in the preview brochure including the Verona Opera, musical events in Florence, Riva and on Lake Maggiore, the Salzburg Festival and Vienna Mozart Concerts.

Holiday prices start from £329 per person for 7 nights’ bed and breakfast in the two-star guesthouse Fürstenhof in Alpbach, Austria, departing on 26th May 2010 including return flights from Gatwick to Salzburg and transfers.

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