The Best of Austria & Switzerland
For those with a bit more time, this journey covers all the highlights of two of Europe’s most scenic countries: Austria and Switzerland. Enjoy two-night stays in romantic Vienna, Salzburg, Zermatt, and Lucerne. This pace allows for many special included visits and enough free time to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery in this part of Europe. Overnight stops are also made in ritzy St. Moritz, and in Berne, the capital of Switzerland. Enjoy a romantic Danube cruise, The Sound of Music’s lake country, with a visit to the Parish Church in Mondsee, which was used for the wedding scenes in the movie, Mirabell Gardens in Salzburg, Zermatt’s mountain train, Chillon Castle on Lake Geneva, and Berne, capital of Switzerland. In Interlaken, visit the famous Trummelbach Falls, a series of ten glacier waterfalls inside the mountain, and an unforgettable ride on the famous Glacier Express train from Chur to Zermatt makes this one of Globus’ most scenic vacations. A special welcome dinner at your hotel in Vienna and a farewell dinner at a local restaurant in Lucerne have been included, as well as a highlight dinner at the famous St. Peter Stiftskeller restaurant in Salzburg.
VIENNA Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit Schönbrunn PalaceDANUBE CRUISEMONDSEE Visit the church from The Sound of MusicSALZBURG [LF] Dinner with wine at the St. Peter Stiftskeller; guided walking tour, visit Mirabell Gardens and St. Peter’s ChurchyardINNSBRUCK Walk through the Old Town to the Golden RoofCHUR–ZERMATT [LF] By Glacier Express train (first-class with panorama windows) including lunchZERMATT–TÄSCH By mountain trainCHILLON Guided visit of the castleBERNE Guided walking tour, stop at the Rose Garden and the Bear ParkINTERLAKEN [LF] Take pictures of the Jungfrau massif and visit Trummelbach FallsLUCERNE Walking tour including the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge; farewell dinner with wine at a local restaurantHeadsets throughout the tour
VIENNA Mercure Grand Hotel Biedermeier (F)SALZBURG Best Western Imlauer (F)ST. MORITZ Laudinella (F)ZERMATT Walliserhof (F)BERNE Holiday Inn Westside (F)LUCERNE Grand Hotel Europe (F)
Full buffet breakfast (B) daily; 1 lunch (L) on the Glacier Express train; 5 three-course dinners (D), including a welcome dinner in Vienna, a special dinner in Salzburg, and a special farewell dinner in Lucerne
NOTE:In the rare event that the Glacier Express train is not available, alternative services will be provided.
Motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; boat cruise; Glacier Express; mountain train