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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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*Book and deposit a 2023 Globus Europe, North or South America vacation (excluding Escapes by Globus) to save 10% per person on the land-only portion of the core tour not including extra night accommodations, intra-vacation air, extensions, taxes, fees, tips or supplements. Booking must be made and under deposit between May 3, 2021 and August 31, 2022 for travel in 2023. Offer combinable only with Welcome Back Credits and any applicable air credits. Not applicable to custom tours. Promotional discount will apply to Groups of 8 or more who provide their Group Block Deposit within the promotion¿s booking dates and will apply to all individual members of the Group until the due date of the passenger names/non-refundable individual deposits. Applies to new bookings only. Not applicable on TBA space. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply. May be withdrawn any time. Available from participating GFOB office only. 23EA
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 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 LUCERNE Walking tour including the Lion Monument & Chapel Bridge; private cruise with a drink and farewell dinner at a local restaurant
Motorcoach, Boat cruise, Glacier Express, Mountain train
Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 lunch; 4 three-course dinners
Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.
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.
VIENNA VIENNA Guided sightseeing includes Schönbrunn Palace and Heldenplatz. Free time this afternoon.
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 Dinner at St. Peter Stiftskeller restaurant.
Breakfast Dinner 193 mi / 310 km
SALZBURG SALZBURG Free day.
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 Dinner 236 mi / 380 km
ST. MORITZ–CHUR–TÄSCH–ZERMATT CHUR Glacier Express train ride to Zermatt includes lunch on board.
Breakfast Lunch 149 mi / 240 km
ZERMATT ZERMATT Free day.
Breakfast DinnerENHANCE 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.
ZERMATT–BERNE ZERMATT Mountain train ride to Täsch.CHILLON Guided visit of the castle and wine tasting.
Breakfast 155 mi / 250 km
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 75 mi / 120 km
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.
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 34 mi / 55 km
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!"