Switzerland and Austria

1N Zurich , 1N Salzburg , 2N Vienna , 2N Innsbruck , 1N St Moritz , 2N Zermatt , 1N Montreux and 2N Bern
13 days

From

QAR 14,172

per person

Operated by Trafalgar

About the tour

One of our most popular Austria and Switzerland trips, this incredible duo also delivers a visit to the little Liechtenstein capital. The Alps take centre stage on this journey, but you’ll also learn about wine-making techniques at a family vineyard with its stunning views over Lake Geneva.

Highlights

  • Explore Salzburg and Vienna with a Local Specialist
  • Discover Zürich, Innsbruck and Lucerne
  • Visit Vaduz, St. Moritz, Stresa and Zermatt
  • View the Golden Roof and Hofburg Palace in Innsbruck, the Matterhorn and Jungfrau mountains (weather permitting), Chillon Castle, Bern and the Chapel Bridge and Lion Monument in Lucerne
  • See Melk Abbey and the Wachau Valley
  • Connect With Locals Savour an exclusive Be My Guest lunch at Chexbres on the shores of Lake Geneva.

Meals

1 Be My Guest, 1 Dinner, 1 Farewell Dinner, 1 Welcome Reception, 12 Breakfasts

Accommodation

Mövenpick Hotel Zürich Regensdorf

1 night(s) in Zurich

Room Type: Standard/Base Category
Meals Included: Breakfast

Austria Trend Europa Salzburg

1 night(s) in Salzburg

Room Type: Standard/Base Category
Meals Included: Breakfast

acom Hotel Wien

2 night(s) in Vienna

Room Type: Standard/Base Category
Meals Included: Breakfast

Grauer Bär

2 night(s) in Innsbruck

Room Type: Standard/Base Category
Meals Included: Breakfast

Hotel Reine Victoria

1 night(s) in St Moritz

Room Type: Standard/Base Category
Meals Included: Breakfast

Hotel National

2 night(s) in Zermatt

Room Type: Standard/Base Category
Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

MONA Ex-Eurotel

1 night(s) in Montreux

Room Type: Standard/Base Category
Meals Included: Breakfast

Grand Hotel

2 night(s) in Bern

Room Type: Standard/Base Category
Meals Included: Breakfast

Included in the price

Zurich

  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Optional Experiences and free time

Day-wise Itinerary

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Day 1: Welcome To Zürich

Your epic journey to the heart of Europe launches in the sophisticated cultural hotspot of Zürich, whose historic centre and scenic lakeside you will have an opportunity to explore, before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for an orientation of the city's iconic sights and a Welcome Reception.

Day 2: Journey To Liechtenstein And Salzburg

Embark on a soul-stirring encounter with the valleys and lofty peaks of Liechtenstein, bound for its tiny capital, Vaduz. Continue along the scenic Arlberg route through the Tyrol to your overnight stop in the Baroque city of Salzburg. Here, you will join a Local Specialist for a walking tour that will take you past iconic sights, including the house where Mozart once lived and Domplatz with its imposing Salzburger Dom Cathedral, Residenz Castle and St. Peter's Abbey.

Day 3: Onwards To Vienna

Waltz through the scenic Austrian countryside, past Lake Mondsee and the rolling hills and fortresses of the Wachau Valley. See Melk Abbey overlooking the beautiful Danube, then continue to Vienna. Perhaps spend your first evening in the 'City of Music' on an Optional Experience Viennese dinner with traditional entertainment.

Day 4: Discover Artistic Vienna

Admire the grand boulevards and beautiful Gothic and Baroque façades on a guided sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist, who will take you to see the State Opera, Hofburg, St. Stephen's Cathedral and Parliament. Immerse yourself in the centuries-old history, before spending free time soaking up the Kaffee culture of the city. This evening, you may wish to embrace the talents of the 'City of Music' and attend a Viennese concert in one of the city's magnificent performance venues.

Day 5: Off To Riverside Innsbruck

Leaving the elegant imperial capital behind, we venture west into the Tyrolean Alps. You'll want to keep your camera at hand to capture the epic backdrop that accompanies your scenic drive through the alpine landscapes of Austria. Your home for the next two nights is Innsbruck, with one of Europe's most picture-perfect Old Towns, surrounded by the snow-capped peaks of the Nordkette.

Day 6: Discover Alpine Innsbruck

Enjoy spectacular Alpine scenery in the capital of the Tyrol. Here you will have an opportunity to admire Emperor Maximilian I's Golden Roof, St. James Cathedral and see the Olympic ski jump. You could choose to marvel at the fascinating crystal installations and browse for precious gifts and souvenirs at the Swarovski Crystal Worlds Store.

Day 7: Venture To St. Moritz

This morning, we cross the Swiss border and travel through the enchanting landscapes of the Engadine Valley. Arriving in the chic winter sports resort of St. Moritz, we have the afternoon on our own to explore the scenic landscape or perhaps take a mountain pass train ride.

Day 8: Journey To Lake Maggiore And On To Zermatt

Drive via the Maloja Pass, past Lake Como, to Lake Maggiore. Explore the lakeside town of Stresa, before seeing the Borromean Islands. Then, head towards the Simplon Pass en route to Zermatt, where you will dine at your hotel.

Day 9: Zermatt Your Way

Spend a full free day soaking up Zermatt's crisp mountain air and panoramic vistas. Relax in beautiful surrounds or consider an Optional Experience to the Klein Matterhorn for the most spectacular mountain views.

Day 10: On To Lake Geneva And Montreux

A drive through the Rhône Valley brings you to Lake Geneva, where you'll view Lord Byron's Castle of Chillon. Follow the shores of Lake Geneva round to Montreux, famous for its annual jazz festival. This evening, Connect With Locals over dinner for a Be My Guest experience at a family run winery overlooking Lake Geneva.

Day 11: Cross The Brünig Pass To Lucerne

Travel via Bern to Interlaken, set in the heart of Switzerland in the shadow of the mighty Jungfrau. Then, cross the Brünig Pass to lakeside Lucerne, where you’ll view the ancient wooden Chapel Bridge suspended over the Reuss and visit the poignant Lion Monument to pay tribute to the brave Swiss Guards who lost their lives defending Louis XVI during the French Revolution.

Day 12: Lucerne Your Way

Snow-capped peaks surround you as you wander through the medieval streets of Lucerne, lined with colourful muralled façades. Spend a full day on your own exploring the Old Town, enjoy a leisurely Swiss lunch or consider an Optional Experience ascending a nearby mountain for panoramic views. This evening, toast to your epic journey during your Farewell Dinner.

Day 13: Journey Home

We say a fond farewell to Switzerland and our newfound friends at the end of an unforgettable journey. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers.

Starting from

QAR 14,172

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