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Alpine Escapade

From high drama to romance, experience the snow-capped Swiss Alps, castles and vineyards of Rhineland on a luxurious 12 day journey from Munich to Zurich.

12 Day
From (AUD)
$ 8,690
  • 2018 Munich > Zurich

    Alpine wonders

    Start your journey with a stay in Germany’s Bavaria, visiting the fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle, before journeying through the dramatic snow-capped Swiss Alps.

    You’ll enjoy the best of all terrains in this comprehensive itinerary, showcasing some of the rich natural diversity of Europe. With coach journeys through mountainous Switzerland and Austria, and a trip on the region’s worldfamous Glacier Express, there is as much variety in your mode of travel as there are highlights on your itinerary.

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    12 Days

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  • 12 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Welcome to Munich

      Arrive in Munich and transfer to your centrally located hotel, where you’ll enjoy a two night stay. This evening, meet your fellow travellers and Tour Director over a welcome drink to celebrate the start of a wonderful journey.

    • Day 2 - Munich

      Explore the Bavarian city of Munich with your expert local guide who’ll help you discover the wonder of this fine city, including the Marienplatz, Glockenspiel and Viktualienmarkt.


      Visit BMW World and Museum, which showcases their wide collection of cars or discover the haunting history of the Dachau Concentration Camp through a guided tour.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 3 - Munich > Salzburg

      This morning, visit the majestic spires of Neuschwanstein Castle and discover some of its fascinating back-story before continuing to Salzburg for an overnight stay .

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Salzburg > Innsbruck

      Today, enjoy a walking tour that includes locations used during the filming of ‘The Sound of Music’, as well as Mozart’s birthplace and residence. Then, continue on to Innsbruck for a wonderful tour of its highlights before you ascend the Bergisel Ski Jump tower for breathtaking views over the city. Tonight, you can look forward to your overnight stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Innsbruck > Bern

      Immerse yourself in the spectacular scenery of Seefeld as you enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride. Afterwards, savour delicious apple strudel, an eternal Austrian favourite.

      Depart Austria for Switzerland, travelling via the tiny tax haven of Liechtenstein. Upon arrival into Bern, check in to your hotel where you’ll enjoy a two night stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Bern > Lucerne > Bern

      Journey to Lucerne, and enjoy a walking tour of the Old Town, including the Chapel Bridge, followed by a picturesque cruise across Lucerne’s lake to the village of Vitznau. Here you’ll join the oldest cogwheel train in Switzerland for a breathtaking ascent of Mount Rigi.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 7 - Bern > St. Moritz

      Enjoy conversation and cheese tasting with wine or home-made apple juice on your visit to a rural Swiss farm. It’s a splendid opportunity to discover a little more about local life in this idyllic part of the world.

      This afternoon, arrive in the mountain resort town of St. Moritz where you’ll be treated to spectacular vistas from your hotel.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 8 - St. Moritz > Zermatt

      Board the Glacier Express for an unforgettable ride through the Swiss Alps. Travel through breathtaking mountain terrain towards the alpine village of Zermatt, where you’ll get to immerse yourself in the traditional atmosphere on your two night stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Zermatt

      Ascend the Swiss Alps on board the most spectacular scenic rail journey to Switzerland’s highest open-air rail station, Gornergrat, for magnificent views of the Gornergrat Ridge, including the Matterhorn. Alternatively, embrace the alpine way of life on a guided hike through majestic mountain scenery.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 10 - Zermatt > Montreux

      Board a shuttle train to the village of Täsch. Continue your coach journey towards Montreux. Upon arrival, transfer by boat to Chillon Castle, an architectural jewel in the most beautiful setting, and enjoy an included tour. Return to Montreux, your base for your overnight Special Stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 11 - Montreux > Zurich

      As you leave Montreux behind, travel to Vevey, where milk chocolate was created, and Charlie Chaplin settled after fleeing the United States. Following your orientation tour, enjoy some free time, before travelling to Zurich, the country’s largest city, where you’ll view the Bahnhofstrasse and Romanesque Cathedral, among other fascinating highlights. Later, check into your hotel for an overnight stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 12 - Zurich

      Depart your journey today after breakfast.

      Meals included: Breakfast