The Best of Austria & Switzerland (ZC)

11 days from Vienna to Zürich

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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 flavors 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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 DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING

Sightseeing:

VIENNA
Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit Schönbrunn Palace and Heldenplatz

DANUBE CRUISE

MONDSEE
Visit the church from The Sound of Music

SALZBURG
Guided walking tour, visit Mirabell Gardens and Residenz Square; LF dinner at the St. Peter Stiftskeller

INNSBRUCK
Walk through the Old Town to the Golden Roof

CHUR–ZERMATT
LF By Glacier Express train (first-class with panorama windows) including lunch

ZERMATT–TÄSCH
By mountain train

CHILLON
Guided visit of the castle

BERNE
Guided walking tour, stop at the Rose Garden and the Bear Park

INTERLAKEN
Take pictures of the Jungfrau

LUCERNE
Walking tour including the Lion Monument & Chapel Bridge; LF private cruise with a drink and farewell dinner at a local restaurant

Notes:

  • Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest is normally open from mid-May to end-September. Check with your Tour Director for the availability of this excursion.

Transportation:

Motorcoach, Boat cruise, Glacier Express, Mountain train

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 lunch; 4 three-course dinners

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1

ARRIVE IN VIENNA, AUSTRIA. Welcome to Vienna! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.
Dinner Dinner

Day 2

VIENNA VIENNA Guided sightseeing includes Schönbrunn Palace and Heldenplatz. Free time this afternoon.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3

VIENNA–KREMS–MONDSEE–SALZBURG KREMS Danube River cruise.
MONDSEE Visit the Parish Church.
SALZBURG Guided walking tour includes Mirabell Gardens, the Great Festival Hall, and Residenz Square LF Dinner at St. Peter Stiftskeller restaurant.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner
193 mi / 310 km

Day 4

SALZBURG SALZBURG Free day.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5

SALZBURG–INNSBRUCK–ST. MORITZ, SWITZERLAND INNSBRUCK Walk through the Old Town to the Golden Roof. Free time to browse.
Scenic drive into the Swiss Engadine en route to St. Moritz.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner
236 mi / 380 km

Day 6

ST. MORITZ–CHUR–TÄSCH–ZERMATT CHUR LF Glacier Express train ride to Zermatt includes lunch on board.
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch
149 mi / 240 km

Day 7

ZERMATT ZERMATT Free day.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Zermatt with an excursion to the Matterhorn Glacier by cable car. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time with your GlobusGO mobile app.

Day 8

ZERMATT–BERNE ZERMATT Mountain train ride to Täsch.
CHILLON LF Guided visit of the castle and wine tasting.
Breakfast Breakfast
155 mi / 250 km

Day 9

BERNE–INTERLAKEN–LUCERNE. 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 Breakfast
75 mi / 120 km

Day 10

LUCERNE LUCERNE Walking tour includes the Lion monument, the Old Town, and the Chapel Bridge. LF Private boat cruise this evening followed by farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 11

LUCERNE–ZÜRICH AIRPORT Your vacations ends with breakfast this morning.
Morning transfer to Zurich Airport in time for homebound flights leaving no earlier than 10 am. Extra nights are available in Zurich.
Breakfast Breakfast
34 mi / 55 km

 Tour Director

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.

LUCY GELMI

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."

Tour Director -  LUCY GELMI

TUNDE DALOS

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!"

Tour Director -  TUNDE DALOS

 Accommodations

VIENNA

ZEITGEIST HAUPTBAHNOF

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

SALZBURG

IMLAUER HOTEL PITTER SALZBURG

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
  Free Wifi

ST. MORITZ

LAUDINELLA

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

ZERMATT

POLLUX

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

BERN

HOLIDAY INN BERN WESTSIDE

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

LUCERNE

AMERON HOTEL FLORA

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
  Free Wifi

ZURICH

SWISSOTEL ZURICH

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
  Free Wifi

 Optional Excursions

Contact your Travel Consultant for more information.
Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)



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