Awake your senses


Heidi*s — A way of happiness

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recreation in nature

awake your senses

magical landscape

in the magical region of
Vorarlberg, Western Austria

outdoor experiences

with Heidi*s
Personal Travel Service

nature watching

Bregenz festival

local craftsmanship

Be part of regional life

Experience high-calibre culture amongst magnificent natural scenery. Villages along the way, each of them with an identity of their own, will pique your curiosity. Sense the quality of a simple way of good life. Heidi leads you to places displaying unique architecture and culture. You are invited to travel mindfully, to meet the locals and to savour the regional cuisine. Be surprised by the hospitality in Heidi’s chosen hotels and restaurants, by the high quality of the regional food, the way of life and the region’s cultural offerings.

# Be part of regional life: 3-7 days, overnight stay in Heidi*s recommended hotels.

Kleinwalsertal

Christmas market Dornbirn

Schwarzenberg

mindfulness travelling

Be connected with nature

Leave the trodden forest path. Walk amongst falling autumn leaves. Listen to the leaves crackle sound you create by walking on the forest soil. Experience nature in a way you haven’t done before: Enjoy a guided discovery tour of moors at sunrise and feel the moist and soft moss under your bare feet. Have a picnic in a forest, on an open meadow or on a lofty plain. Or swap your feather bed at the hotel with a cosy sleeping bag in a tent high up in the mountains for one night.

# Be connected with nature: 3 -5 days, accommodations according to the individual tour.

Bregenz

Region and lake

nature of the Alps

dining in moorlands

awake your senses cooking class

Reinvigorate your sense of taste

Smell the myriad scents of mountains, forests and meadows. Prepare for the rich aromas of the regional cooking in Heidi’s favourite restaurants, rustic inns and genuine places. Reinvigorate your sense of taste with new aromas and flavours. Heidi guides you to regional restaurants and leads the way to mindful eating and tasting. Smell, savour and see the high-quality ingredients and spices used for cooking regional specialties and enjoy a conversation with your hosts and cook. Why not taste some wines or stroll through the local farmers markets? Let Heidi introduce you to a special kind of cooking that will awaken your senses.

# Reinvigorate your sense of taste: 2-3 days, inclusive Heidi*s ‘awake-your-senses’ cooking class

celebrate your senses

authentic culinary experiences

Gondola Bezau

Feel the power of mountains

Inhale the region as you walk through the high mountains air, accompanied by the tinkle of cow bells. Touch a tree trunk on your forest walk. Let blades of grass tickle your palm, touch flowery meadows. Align your bearings with your natural surroundings. Enjoy a walk between towering mountains without haste nor ambition, and experience a mindfulness which lets you forget the daily grind. Feel a sense of freedom again.

# Feel the power of mountains: 3-7 days, short high altitude walking tours with Heidi or easy hiking tours with an experienced guide. Type of accommodation depends on the chosen tours.

Marina Nordwesthaus

Lake of Constance

Sensing regions – country hopping

Step on board at Lake Constance. Our boat will steer past the scenery of gently rolling countryside and small ports in the three neighbouring countries of Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Travel to Lake Lucerne in Switzerland, to Lago Maggiore in Italy, or to the rolling hills of Tuscany in Italy – Heidi knows and can recommend selected hotels as well as apartments in these regions. It will be a great pleasure for her and her partners helping you plan your time there. All the above places can be reached within a few hours or within a day’s travel at most.

# Sensing regions – country hopping: 15+ days itineraries, accommodation in boutique hotels or apartments.

Skiing in Vorarlberg

meet locals

Local architecture

intact nature

All tours can be combined, mixed according to your preferences and your specified period. Heidi will suggest an individual tour as soon as she gets more information from you.

The story of Heidi

The story of Heidi

I am Heidi. I live in Austria’s very west, neighbouring Switzerland, Germany and the principality of Liechtenstein. Since 2000 I have been working as a communication expert, specializing in exploring brand identities and making them tangible. More and more I have become aware, if I want to do what I do at a level of excellence, I will have to use my senses too.

Working in the business world I’ve recognized something else … There are a lot of people who have been ‘cut off’ from their senses. As a consequence they feel emptiness, instead of energy and joy. Receptive and awakened senses are necessary for being able to feel genuine joy in life.

So, if you want to deepen your feeling of being alive, develop awareness and consciousness, be touched by a landscape, a smell, a taste, then come to the high-quality region of Western Austria and enjoy a travel service offering the highest level of personalisation – simply having a friend at your side. Awake your senses for a more sensory way of living.

How does it work

How does Heidi*s personal travel service work?

    • Heidi*s Personal Travel Service accompanies guests from all over the world on their journey to awaken their senses.

 

    • You choose your preferred season, time-period and give us an idea about your preferences and experiences you would like to enjoy. All tours can be combined, mixed according to your preferences. Itineraries are flexible as well.

 

    • According to the planned activities, Heidi offers you a small selection of favourite accommodations, hotels in the region of Vorarlberg/Western Austria or in the neighbouring countries of Switzerland and Italy.

 

    • Bespoke to your briefing Heidi will create a concept with tailored activities, favourite restaurants and places to go. She and her team will organize the activities. Heidi will accompany you with love and care, for as much or as little of the day, week as you choose – as your personal guide and companion.

 

    • The only things you or your travel agency have to do is to book your flight to one of the airports nearby (marked on the site ‘region’) and to book the chosen hotel or accommodation directly in the booking system of the accommodation facility. Please give the host the information that you are a special guest of Heidi*s.

 

    • On arrival at the airport your ‘carefree-package’ starts. Heidi will pick you up at the airport and take you to your accommodation. You will get a mobile phone to be always directly in touch with Heidi.

 

    • She and her partners will organize your chosen activities and Heidi will be delighted to accompany you for as much or as little of the day/week as you choose.

 

  • Heidi*s Travel Service is charged at a daily rate. Included are an individual concept according to the interests of the guests, planning and organisation of activities, insider tips, Heidi’s company and all services. Not included are accommodation and restaurant costs, services of third parties (e.g. specialized guides), and travel costs. Ask for a quote for Heidi*s.

Region

Region

regional map

1.25 hours from Zurich Airport (intercontinental services), 2 hours from Munich Airport (intercontinental services), 25 minutes from St. Gallen-Altenrhein Airport (direct service from/to Vienna Airport), 45 minutes Lake Constance-Airport Friedrichshafen (serving destinations from/to Germany), 1 hour Allgaeu Airport Memmingen (services within Europe). Modern trains connect Swiss, Austrian and German cities.

Vorarlberg from a bird’s eye view on the official tourist website:
www.vorarlbergvonoben.at

Official tourist website of Vorarlberg:
www.austria-holidays.info/en/summer-austria
www.austria-holidays.info/en/winter-austria

Recommendations

Recommendations

Jenna Davis, a travel blogger with Canadian roots, has written about Heidi*s country:
“Vorarlberg is that place you always dreamed of going to, the picturesque Sound of Music type of dream.”

 

Jenna, thank you for your wonderful words about Vorarlberg, I would love to introduce you into the services of Heidi*s whenever you are in my country again!
Read her blog “15 reasons Vorarlberg should be on your bucketlist” ›

Nicholas from Sydney has enjoyed Heidi*s Travel Service:

“I would highly recommend Heidi’s Travel Service for an unforgettable experience … Heidi’s love for the region is infectious.”

Bruce and Michele from NSW Australia have enjoyed Heidi*s personal travel service:
“The experience there was almost magical. Australians will discover another part of the world, totally different to what we are used to … We would not have enjoyed ourselves anywhere near the level had we not had Heidi with us.”

Contact

Contact

Our personal travel service starts here.
Quite simply with a telephone call, skype call, mail or letter to Heidi.
And without any initial obligation, of course.
We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Postal address

Heidi Kalb Vogel
Meierhofweg 4
6850 Dornbirn
Austria
Europe

 

T +43 (0)5572 34282
M +43 (0)664 5027759

Skype heidikalbvogel

heidi@heidistravelservice.com

www.heidistravelservice.com