The hills are alive with the sound of music, the aroma of strudel, and the taste of schnitzel. In addition to the fables, falsettos, and tastes of two of Europe’s most scenic countries, a symphony of sights awaits your arrival on this scenic tour of Austria and Switzerland. Palaces and castles, peaks, and glaciers, moving scenery, and famous movie scenes are all on the itinerary. As you make the stunning journey from melodious Vienna to metropolitan Zurich, you’ll experience the breathtaking scenery in a variety of ways. Cruise down the dreamy Danube, board the Glacier Express train for the car-free mountain resort of Zermatt, and frolic in the same Austrian locations as Julie Andrews did in the hit movie The Sound of Music. At the end of your eye-opening and ear-pleasing vacation, “So long, farewell” will be the hardest words to utter.
The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:
|July 5, 2023||from $5,159 CAD||Per Person|
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|1||Wed Jul 5||VIENNA, AUSTRIA|
|2||Thu Jul 6||VIENNA, AUSTRIA|
|3||Fri Jul 7||VIENNA–KREMS–MONDSEE–SALZBURG|
|4||Sat Jul 8||SALZBURG|
|5||Sun Jul 9||SALZBURG–INNSBRUCK–ST. MORITZ, SWITZERLAND|
|6||Mon Jul 10||ST. MORITZ–CHUR–TÄSCH–ZERMATT|
|7||Tue Jul 11||ZERMATT|
|8||Wed Jul 12||ZERMATT–BERNE|
|9||Thu Jul 13||BERNE–INTERLAKEN–LUCERNE|
|10||Fri Jul 14||LUCERNE|
|11||Fri Jul 14||LUCERNE–ZÜRICH AIRPORT|
Day 1 – ARRIVE IN VIENNA, AUSTRIA
WELCOME TO VIENNA!
At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 2 – VIENNA
CITY OF DREAMS
VIENNA Guided sightseeing includes Schönbrunn Palace and Heldenplatz. Free time this afternoon.
Day 3 – VIENNA–KREMS–MONDSEE–SALZBURG
THE BLUE DANUBE
KREMS Take a delightful Danube River cruise.
MONDSEE Visit the Parish Church.
SALZBURG Guided walking tour includes Mirabell Gardens, the Great Festival Hall, and Residenz Square
Day 4 – SALZBURG
THE BIRTHPLACE OF MOZART
SALZBURG Enjoy a free day to explore Salzburg.
Day 5 – SALZBURG–INNSBRUCK–ST. MORITZ, SWITZERLAND
HEAVENLY HILLS OF SWITZERLAND
INNSBRUCK Walk through the Old Town to the Golden Roof. Free time to browse. before driving
into the Swiss Engadine en route to St. Moritz.
Day 6 – ST. MORITZ–CHUR–TÄSCH–ZERMATT
ALL ABOARD IN THE ALPS
CHUR Take the Globus Local Favorite Glacier Express train to Zermatt with lunch served on board.
Day 7 – ZERMATT
ZERMATT Enjoy a free day.
Day 8 – ZERMATT–BERNE
POETRY IN MOTION
ZERMATT Mountain train ride to Täsch.
CHILLON Take a Globus Local Favorite guided visit of the castle and enjoy a wine tasting.
Day 9 – BERNE–INTERLAKEN–LUCERNE
COMING UP ROSES IN BERNE
BERNE Guided walking tour. includes a stop at Bear Park, panoramic views of the city from the Rose Garden and the Old Town.
INTERLAKEN Free time for lunch en route to Lucerne.
Day 10 – LUCERNE
LION HEARTS IN LUCERNE
LUCERNE Walking tour includes the Lion monument, the Old Town, and the Chapel Bridge. Globus Local Favorite Private boat cruise this evening followed by farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 11 – LUCERNE–ZÜRICH AIRPORT
SAFE TRAVELS UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN!
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
A morning complimentary transfer to Zurich Airport in time for homebound flights leaving no earlier than 10 am. Extra nights are available in Zurich.
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