The Best Of Austria & Switzerland

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Day 1 - Arrive in Vienna, Austria. Welcome to Vienna! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a special welcome dinner with wine at your hotel. (D)
Day 2 - Vienna. Start your guided sightseeing with a visit to magnificent SCHONBRUNN PALACE. Then, drive along the Ringstrasse, pass the State Opera House, the Jewish quarter, and stop at the Hofburg Palace, winter residence of the Austrian imperial family. Marvel at the impressive courtyards, famous HELDENPLATZ, and awesome St. Stephen's Cathedral. Balance of the day is at leisure and you can choose from our exciting optional excursions to enhance your stay. (B)
Day 3 - Vienna - Melk - Mondsee - Salzburg. Enjoy a leisurely DANUBE CRUISE along the prettiest part of the river. Afterwards, catch glimpses of historic Melk Abbey, and continue through the romantic Salzkammergut lakeland, made famous in The Sound of Music movie. Stop in Mondsee to visit the PARISH CHURCH, which was used for the wedding scenes, and continue to Salzburg. Admire exquisite MIRABELL GARDENS, the Great Festival Hall, St. Peter's Monastery, and magnificent RESIDENZ SQUARE, where some scenes of The Sound of Music movie were filmed. Also take pictures of Mozart's birthplace in the charming Getreidegasse. [LF] A special dinner with wine and Salzburger Nockerl (sweet dessert souffle) has been prepared for you at the famous St. Peter Stiftskeller restaurant. (B,D)
Day 4 - At Leisure in Salzburg. Today is your chance to join an optional excursion to spectacular Berchtesgaden and Hitler's Eagles Nest. (B)
Day 5 - Salzburg - Innsbruck - St. Moritz, Switzerland. Enter the Tyrolean Alps and stop in the capital of crystal, Innsbruck. Enjoy a pleasant walk through its quaint medieval lanes to Emperor Maximilian's GOLDEN ROOF. Next, a scenic drive into the Swiss Engadine, considered by many as the most beautiful mountain area in the world with its deep-blue lakes, airy larch forests that turn golden in the fall, mountain peaks exceeding 12,000 feet, and quaint villages with massive white stone houses in the characteristic Grisons style. The rest of the day is at leisure in ritzy St. Moritz. (B,D)
Day 6 - St. Moritz - Chur - Zermatt. Drive through exhilarating Alpine scenery. At Chur, [LF] board the first-class panoramic coach of the world-famous GLACIER EXPRESS TRAIN, which connects two of Switzerland's most famous skiing areas: St. Moritz and Zermatt. Enjoy your first-class ride with panorama windows and admire thundering waterfalls, impressive peaks, glacial ice fields, and tiny villages as you pass through the Valais, a region known for its great mountain resorts and excellent wines. Lunch will be served on the train. This afternoon you are in Zermatt, a picturesque cluster of rustic chalets beneath the majestic Matterhorn. (B,L)
Day 7 - At Leisure in Zermatt. An entire day at leisure gives you the possibility to join a spectacular optional excursion by cable car to the Klein Matterhorn at 12,740 feet, for breathtaking panoramic views of the Matterhorn and the Alps. (B,D)
Day 8 - Zermatt - Berne. Board the MOUNTAIN TRAIN to Tasch and motor through the lower Rhone Valley to the shores of Lake Geneva. Here, enjoy a highlight visit to CHILLON CASTLE, the 12th-century water fortress immortalized by poet Lord Byron. Arrive in Berne for your overnight stay. (B)
Day 9 - Berne - Interlaken - Lucerne. Your guided tour starts with a stop at the Rose Garden for a panoramic view of the city. Walk through the beautifully preserved medieval Old Town, witness the hourly parade of painted figures at the Clock Tower and marvel at the ornate, flower-adorned fountains. Stop at the BEAR PARK, symbol for the name of the town. Next is Interlaken, where you can take pictures of the towering Jungfrau massif, then continue across Brunig Pass to picturesque Lucerne. An optional evening is available to a folklore party with yodeling and alphorn blowing for a first-hand impression of Alpine merrymaking. (B)
Day 10 - Lucerne. On your walking tour this morning, admire Thorwaldsen's impressive LION MONUMENT, dedicated to the fallen Swiss Guards who protected the Royal House of France during the French Revolution, and ornate patrician houses of the walled Old Town. Then, cross the famous covered CHAPEL BRIDGE to the Jesuit church. Afterwards, shop for watches, and you may wish to join an optional excursion to Mount Pilatus. This evening, [LF] enjoy a PRIVATE BOAT CRUISE on the fjord-lake, followed by a special farewell dinner with wine at a local restaurant to celebrate the success of your Swiss vacation. (B,D)
Day 11 - Lucerne - Zurich Airport. Morning transfer to Zurich Airport in time for homebound flights leaving no earlier than 10 am. Extra nights are available in Zurich, not Lucerne. (B)

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  Tour Name   The Best Of Austria & Switzerland
  Tour Code  
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  Tour Duration    11 Days
  Start City:   Vienna
  End City:   Zurich
  Price From   USD $3,099.00   See in Cart
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    Triple room reduction per person:
    $56

    Extra nights per person in Vienna:
    in single room $135-$163, in twin/triple $75-$103

    Extra nights per person in Zurich:
    n single room $149, in twin $100, in triple $84
 

Features

  • City Highlights
  • VIENNA
    Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit Schonbrunn Palace and Heldenplatz
    DANUBE CRUISE
    MONDSEE
    Visit the church from The Sound of Music
    SALZBURG
    Guided walking tour, visit Mirabell Gardens and Residenz Square; [LF] dinner with wine at the St. Peter Stiftskeller
    INNSBRUCK
    Walk through the Old Town to the Golden Roof
    CHUR - ZERMATT
    [LF] By Glacier Express train (first-class with panorama windows) including lunch
    ZERMATT - TÄSCH
    By mountain train
    CHILLON
    Guided visit of the castle
    BERNE
    Guided walking tour, stop at the Rose Garden and the Bear Park
    INTERLAKEN
    Take pictures of the Jungfrau massif
    LUCERNE
    Walking tour including the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge; [LF] private cruise with a drink and farewell dinner at a local restaurant
    Headsets throughout the tour
  • Launch Date
  • 09/13/16 8:00pm
  • Meals
  • Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 lunch on the Glacier Express train; 5 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner in Vienna, a special dinner in Salzburg, and a special farewell dinner in Lucerne
  • Notes
  • NOTE:
    • Hitler's Eagle's Nest is normally open from mid-May to end-September. Check with your Tour Director for the availability of this excursion.
  • Title
  • The Best of Austria & Switzerland
  • Transportation
  • Motorcoach; boat cruise; Glacier Express; mountain train. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies
 
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