29 March 2016, 01:00

Fall in love with Bavaria

Fairytale castles, chocolate-box views and Eddie the Eagle movie magic!

Scenes from the new film ‘Eddie the Eagle’, which tells the story of British underdog ski jumper Eddie Edwards who charmed the world at the 1988 Winter Olympics, were filmed in the beautiful Bavarian Alps.

Hundreds of extras donned retro shell suits and ski-wear to portray the Olympic teams alongside stars Taron Egerton, who plays Eddie, and Australian heart-throb Hugh Jackman, who plays coach Bronson Peary.

Saga guests will find year-round movie magic in the Bavarian Alps with chocolate-box views of the mountains, fairytale castles and medieval villages dotted along the beautiful rivers.

Mountain resort stays and river cruises embrace the best of Bavaria and Saga can take you there.

Stay & Explore - Three Country Alpine Adventure

Guests stay at the four-star Gasthof Post Hotel, in Kaltenbach, set in the heart of the Ziller Valley, which makes a perfect base to discover the Bavarian Alps, the Austrian Tyrol and Northern Italy.

In winter, the region is a popular ski resort but in summer there are wonderful hiking trails through wildflower meadows and into the mountains.

The half-board holiday price also includes excursions to Merano and Innsbruck, Bavaria’s Neuschwanstein Castle and Oberammergau, medieval Ratternberg, a walking tour of Salzburg and Castle Trauttmanforff’s botanical gardens.

Seven nights from £899 departing London Heathrow on June 15, July 20, September 7 and 21, 2016.For details call free on 0800 300 500 or visit saga.co.uk/Austria

Bavaria and Alsace River Cruise

River cruise ship Regina Rheni II takes guests to a host of fascinating towns during sailings from Basel to Nuremburg, with calls to Breisach, Strasbourg, Mannheim, Mainz, Miltenberg, Wertheim and Wurzberg.

Guests enjoy full board, wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner, welcome cocktail party, all on-board gratuities, porterage and optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights or a discount if passenger has own insurance.

Seven nights from £1,149 departing May 2 2016 from Birmingham, Leeds Bradford and London Heathrow or September 2 from Leeds Bradford and London Heathrow.

The cruise is also available on the reverse route on Oct 23, 2016 with a lead price of £1049 with flights available from Heathrow, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Manchester, Newcastle and Leeds Bradford. For details call free on 0800 300 400 or visit travel.saga.co.uk/river-cruises


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