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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.
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VIENNA Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit Schönbrunn Palace and HeldenplatzDANUBE CRUISEMONDSEE Visit the church from The Sound of MusicSALZBURG Guided walking tour, visit Mirabell Gardens and Residenz Square; dinner with wine at the St. Peter Stiftskeller INNSBRUCK Walk through the Old Town to the Golden RoofCHUR–ZERMATT 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 Take pictures of the Jungfrau massifLUCERNE Walking tour including the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge; private cruise with a drink and farewell dinner at a local restaurant
Motorcoach; boat cruise; Glacier Express; mountain train. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies
Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 lunch; 4 three-course dinners
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.
VIENNA City of Dreams VIENNA Guided sightseeing includes Schönbrunn Palace and Heldenplatz. Free time this afternoon.
BreakfastTOUR HIGHLIGHT CULTURAL GEMS Vienna’s spectacular Schönbrunn Palace served as the summer home of the Habsburg dynasty. This UNESCO World Heritage Site preserves the imperial home and glittering life of Austrian royalty in Vienna and the extravagant gardens surrounding the palace.
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
Breakfast 193 mi / 310 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHTEPIC RIDE Sit back and relax and watch the world go by during a leisurely cruise along one of the most scenic sections of the Danube, Europe’s second largest river. Wunderbar!
SALZBURG The Birthplace of Mozart SALZBURG Enjoy a free day to explore Salzburg.
BreakfastTOUR HIGHLIGHTCULTURAL GEMS The birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Salzburg, will put a song in your heart as you explore its charmingly splendid gardens, and medieval and Baroque architecture along the pedestrian Altstadt (Old Town). Salzburg’s scenic Alpine landscape and architectural treasures has earned this Austrian jewel the reputation as one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
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.
Breakfast Dinner 236 mi / 380 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHT NATURAL WONDERS Pass through the spectacular beauty of Swiss Engadine on your way to St. Moritz. Take in the alpine vistas surrounding this paradise of deep blue lakes and rolling green meadows, forests, snow-capped summits, and endless sky in one of Switzerland’s most stunning valleys.
ST. MORITZ–CHUR–TÄSCH–ZERMATT All Aboard in the Alps CHUR Take the Glacier Express train to Zermatt with lunch served on board.
Breakfast Lunch 149 mi / 240 kmLOCAL FAVORITE EPIC RIDE Don’t let the name fool you. While its speed won’t take your breath away, the Glacier Express train from St. Moritz to Zermatt delivers a slow, breathtaking ride through some of Switzerland’s most stunning scenery. Traveling the rails over 291 bridges and through 91 tunnels, you’ll take in each passing postcard scene while reaching an altitude of 6,670 feet above sea level.
ZERMATT Peak Perfection ZERMATT Enjoy a free day.
Breakfast DinnerFREE TIME TIPSEXPLORE MORE Spend the day leisurely strolling around car-free Zermatt or join an excursion to the Matterhorn Glacier, an Alpine paradise of sky slopes, panoramic vistas, ice carvings and unique views. An amazing experience you do not want to miss.
ZERMATT–BERNE Poetry in Motion ZERMATT Mountain train ride to Täsch.CHILLON Take a guided visit of the castle and enjoy a wine tasting.
Breakfast 155 mi / 250 kmLOCAL FAVORITECULTURAL GEMS Poised on a diminutive island on Lake Geneva and protected by a natural moat is the striking site of Chillon Castle. Discover the Castle’s secrets as you stroll through it on your guided tour. What better way to complete your visit than with a wine tasting for good measure!
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.
Breakfast 75 mi / 120 kmTOUR HIGHLIGHT CITY SIGHTS Explore the “City of Fountains” Berne - the capital city of Switzerland, dating back to the 12th century. Take in the medieval architecture in the Altstadt (Old Town) with its 6 kilometres of arcades and animated clock tower, and panoramic views of the city from the Rose Garden and Bear Park.
LUCERNE Lion Hearts in Lucerne LUCERNE Walking tour includes the Lion monument, the Old Town, and the Chapel Bridge. Private boat cruise this evening followed by farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
Breakfast DinnerLOCAL FAVORITE EPIC RIDE Lucerne looks on top of the stunning lake Vierwaldstättersee, the “lake of the four forested Cantons.” This evening a private panoramic cruise on the lake will highlight the sheer beauty of Lucerne and its surroundings. To top off the evening and the tour, enjoy a farewell dinner with your travel companions.
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.
Breakfast 42mi/ 68km
With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.
Escorting tours for more than 20 years
"I was born in the Alps and am looking forward to leading the way into this exciting experience. Enjoy thrilling activities, such as hiking and train rides, or simply sit and admire the overwhelming beauty. The Alps are an experience of the soul, so inhale the sparkling air, enjoy the amazing scenery, and let your senses come alive! My goal is to make sure it is all done at the right pace for each of my passengers."
Escorting tours for more than 20 years
"Many people have ancestors from Central Europe. Maybe you do as well! Come discover this unique part of the world. I love showing travelers the spirit of these countries through history, culture, and lifestyle. Born in Hungary, I know this region well, and am sure you'll enjoy each moment. You'll return home with the greatest memories and a little piece of my heart! Don't call it a dream, call it a plan!"