Grand Alpine

Experience the historical, cultural and culinary delights of Germany, Switzerland and Austria on a luxurious 16 day journey from Zurich to Vienna.
Itinerary also travels in reverse.

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Destination & Sightseeing

ITINERARY

Zurich
Welcome to Zurich where you will enjoy an overnight stay.

Zurich > Bern
Zurich is full of treasures, discover them first hand on a walking tour. This afternoon, transfer to the Swiss capital Bern for your two night stay.

Bern > Lucerne > Bern
Journey today to charming Lucerne, and enjoy a walking tour of the Old Town including the ornate Chapel Bridge, followed by a picturesque cruise on Lucerne’s lake to the village of Vitznau. Join the oldest cog wheel train in Switzerland for a breathtaking ascent of Mount Rigi.

Bern > Montreux
Enroute to Montreux stop at the charming village of Gruyères, then be treated to a tasting of Swiss chocolate. Check into your hotel before a dinner accompanied by a introduction and performance of the traditional Alphorn.

Montreux > Zermatt
Cruise on Lake Geneva to Chillon Castle and enjoy a guided tour, then travel to Täsch where you will board a cogwheel train to the village of Zermatt. Check into your hotel for your two night stay.

Zermatt
Today ascend the Swiss Alps by rail to Gornergrat for magnificent views, including the Matterhorn.

Zermatt > Stresa
Cross the border and continue to the Italian city of Stresa. Upon arrival you will check in to your hotel where you’ll enjoy beautiful rooms overlooking the crystal blue waters of Lake Maggiore.

Stresa > Lugano
Cruise Lake Maggiore, the stunning lake that straddles Switzerland and Italy. Pause along the way to visit the splendid Isola Bella, ‘the beautiful island’. Explore its baroque palace and luscious gardens, before continuing to Lugano and your two night stay.

Lugano
Although in Switzerland, the city offers a unique Italian flair with the culture and language influenced by its nearest neighbour. Freechoice: Take a cable car ride to the peak of Mount Brè for spectacular views across the Lake and the surrounding alps, or taste the flavours of Lugano during a walking tour.

Lugano > St. Moritz
This morning, drive to Andermatt where you will board the Glacier Express for a spectacular rail journey through the stunning Swiss Alps. Enjoy an overnight stay in St. Moritz.

St Moritz > Seefeld
Travel through towering peaks to Hohenschwangau to see the majestic spires of Neuschwanstein Castle. Then continue to Seefeld, located on a picturesque plateau in the heart of the Tyrolean Alps.

Seefeld > Salzburg
Delight in the spectacular scenery as you venture into the district, made famous by ‘The Sound of Music’. This afternoon arrive at your hotel in Salzburg.

Salzburg > Vienna
Continue your exploration of Austria and visit the city of Linz for a guided tour before arriving in the grand capital, Vienna for a two night stay.

Vienna
Today your expert local guide will show you the city’s imperial glory. Enrich Enjoy a concert of classical music at the Kursalon, a beautiful Italian Renaissance Palace, followed by dinner.

Vienna
Depart Vienna after breakfast. This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such, the journey may operate altered from that stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions.

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