Grand Alpine

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

16 Days
Zurich to Vienna
From (AUD)
$ 11,895
$ 11,595
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2021 Zurich > Vienna

Landscapes that will take your breath away

You’ll find that the magnificent Swiss Alps will inspire and astound, the perfect accompaniment to a life-changing luxury European river cruise.
There’s something hauntingly beautiful about Europe’s snow-scattered mountains, whether you’re venturing through picture-perfect Switzerland, or traversing wild and wonderful Austria. From the gigantic and jagged Matterhorn to the arresting landscapes and plunging gorges that you’ll witness first-hand while travelling on Switzerland’s world-famous Glacier Express, you’ll find every aspect of your alpine adventure exhilarating.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
SSAL
Duration:
16 days
Departure City:
Zurich
Return City:
Vienna

Selected Itinerary

16 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Zurich

    Welcome to Zurich, Switzerland’s largest city, where you’ll start your journey with an overnight stay.

  2. Day 2 - Zurich > Bern

    Repeatedly named the city with the best quality of life, Zurich is full of treasures and you’ll discover them first hand on a walking tour. This afternoon, transfer to the Swiss capital Bern and your centrally located hotel for your two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Lucerne

    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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  4. Day 4 - Bern > Montreux

    Enroute to Montreux stop at the charming village of Gruyères, then be treated to a tasting of Swiss chocolate. Upon arrival in Montreux check into your opulent hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  5. Day 5 - Montreux > Zermatt

    Cruise on Lake Geneva to Chillon Castle and enjoy a guided tour, then board a cogwheel train to the Swiss Alps village of Zermatt. Then check into for your two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Zermatt

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  7. Day 7 - Zermatt > Stresa

    Today we 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  8. Day 8 - Stresa

    Cruise Lake Maggiore, the stunning lake that straddles Switzerland and Italy. Pause along the way to visit the splendid Isola Bella, ‘the beautiful island’. Famous for its baroque palace and luscious gardens, explore the palace and its grounds before returning to Stresa.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Stresa > Lugano

    Today journey to Lugano, where you will stay two nights. Although in Switzerland, the city offers a unique Italian flair with the culture and language influenced by its nearest neighbour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  10. Day 10 - Lugano

    Located on the shores of Lake Lugano surrounded by impressive mountains, the city is a sight to behold.

    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 guided tour, sampling the delicious delicacies of the region along the way.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  11. Day 11 - 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, before arriving in the resort town of St. Moritz. Enjoy an overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - St Moritz > Seefeld

    Travel through towering peaks to Hohenschwangau to see the majestic spires of Neuschwanstein Castle, which you’ll also visit. Then continue to your hotel in Seefeld, located on a picturesque plateau in the heart of the Tyrolean Alps.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Seefeld > Salzburg

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Salzburg > Vienna

    Continue your exploration of Austria and visit the lake side town of Hallstatt, before arriving in the grand capital, Vienna.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  15. Day 15 - Vienna

    Today your expert local guide will show you the city’s imperial glory during your guided city tour.

    Enrich

    Tonight, enjoy a concert of classical music at the Kursalon, a beautiful Italian Renaissance Palace,
    followed by dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Vienna

    Depart Vienna after breakfast, taking a lifetime of memories with you.

    This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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