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Highlights of Switzerland & Austria

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13 days
6 cities
3nights

Montreux, Switzerland

Set on the picturesque shores of Lake Geneva, just against the stunning Swiss Alps, Montreux is an amazing place for Swiss getaway. The city boasts mild climate and is often called the capital of the Vaud Riviera. Montreux is famous for its 13th-century fortress Chateau de Chillon, Jazz Festival as well as the Lavaux vineyards. The city surroundings also possess lots of scenic trails and promenades to explore....
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    Day 1: Arrival to Geneva & Train to Montreux
    Welcome to Switzerland! At first, you arrive at beautiful Geneva where you take a comfortable train ride to the traditional resort town of Montreux located on the shores of Geneva Lake! Then you walk to your centrally-located hotel for check-in. 

    The rest of the day is free for you to start exploring the city on your own.

    Day 2: Trip to Chillon Castle & Montreux Sightseeing
    Following breakfast, you take a public boat cruise on Lake Geneva to reach the most recognizable historic monument in Switzerland - Chillon Castle which dates back to medieval ages. Its charming architectural style and rich history inspired such literary geniuses as Victor Hugo, Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Lord Byron. First, you admire the exterior of this historical monument from water. Upon disembarkation, you have a private guided tour around the most spectacular parts of Chillon Castle.

    Following Chillon, you head for Montreux where you meet your guide and have a private walking tour.  

    You learn about the history and culture of charming 'Swiss Riviera' strolling along the lake shores where the summer Jazz Festival takes place. On the way up to the old town, you enjoy stunning views over the lake and pass by the oldest house in Montreux, dating back to the 16th century. 

    While you walk the little streets of this charming town, your guide shares with you the stories of the famous expats in Montreux such as Vladimir Nabokov and Freddie Mercury. You see the statue of Freddie Mercury and have a chance to visit the Queen: The Studio Experience exhibition located in the original Mountain Studios, part of the Montreux Casino. Queen recorded a total of seven albums here at Mountain Studios in Montreux, which the band owned between 1979 and 1996, including the final album Made in Heaven. 

    During the tour, you also find out how the fire at the Montreux Casino inspired Deep Purple's classic "Smoke on the Water." Since then the casino has been beautifully rebuilt, so have a great chance to visit it in the evening. 

    After the tour, you return to your hotel.

    Note: cruises are available from mid-April to mid-October; in winter season they are replaced with train rides.

    Day 3: Day Trip to Geneva
    Following breakfast, you walk to the train station for a 1-hour train to Geneva.   

    Upon arrival, you meet your guide and start exploring the highlights of Geneva, the second-most populous city of Switzerland and a capital of Romandy, the French-speaking region. Being the European seat of the UN and headquarters of the Red Cross, Geneva is known as the «capital of peace». 

    You start discovering Geneva sights by the lakefront. You take a short water tram ride on lake Geneva and see one of the most famous landmarks, the Jet d'Eau fountain of 140 m (460 ft) and enjoy the view of the mountains.  

    Then you proceed to the astonishing Old Town and see St. Peter Cathedral, the English Garden with Flower Clock, Ile Rousseau and Castle Tour-de-l'ile. Here you also see the city council building where the first Geneva Convention was signed, in the Alabama Room, as it is now called, and learn about the beginning of international Geneva. You also visit the grounds of the University of Geneva to see the Reformation Wall that features statues of the four Geneva luminaries and learn about the role Geneva played in the Reformation in the 16th century. 

    Finally, you have a short ride by public transport to view the international district of Geneva and its heart - United Nations Office located in the Palace of Nations.   

    After the tour, you return to Montreux by train.

    Day 4: Train to Zermatt
    Today following breakfast you check out from your Montreux hotel and head for the Montreux railway station. During your 2.5-hour ride to Zermatt, a traffic-free mountain village, you enjoy the views of beautiful Pfyn-Finges Nature Park along the way (you have a train transfer in Visp).

  • Included in your trip
    Grand Hotel Suisse Majestic Autograph Collection
    4-star hotel
    CH, Avenue des Alpes 45, Montreux, 1820
    Grand Hotel Suisse Majestic Autograph Collection
    Superior Double Breakfast included
    Situated in the heart of Montreux, the 4-star Grand Hotel Suisse Majestic, Autograph Collection is set in 1870 building and offers the elegant rooms. The guestrooms are equipped with free WiFi, a flat-screen TV, air conditioning, a minibar, and a private bathroom, and many guestrooms have a terrace or a balcony. Also, guests are welcome to dine at the 45 Grill & Health restaurant or enjoy a drink at the bar. Moreover, there are a fitness center, hammam, and sauna.... show more
    1 room / 3 nights
    Included Experiences
    • Tour of Chillon Castle and Montreux Sightseeing
      Take a boat taxi on Lake Geneva to reach the most recognizable historic monument in Switzerland - Chillon Castle which dates back to medieval ages. Its charming architectural style and rich history inspired such literary geniuses as Victor Hugo, Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Lord Byron. Continue around Montreux must-sees, and enjoy the views of "Swiss Riviera"
    • Day Trip to Geneva
      Explore the top sights of Geneva, the second most populous city of Switzerland and a capital of Romandy, the French-speaking region. Being the European seat of the UN and headquarters of the Red Cross, Geneva is known as the «capital of peace».
    • Train to Geneva Airport (1st Class Seat)
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Connection | Montreux - Zermatt
1st Class Seat

With 1 change of trains in Visp.

Montreux Central Station
Montreux, Switzerland
2 h 30 min
Zermatt Central Station
Zermatt, Switzerland
2nights

Zermatt, Switzerland

Best known as a great location for winter sports activities, Zermatt is a famous resort in the Swiss Alps that attracts people from all over the world. The village lies at the foot of the highest mountains in the Alpine mountain range and offers exceptional skiing, climbing and hiking opportunities. Apart from sports, a traveler can explore the main street of Zermatt, Bahnhofstrasse, lined with boutique shops and exquisite restaurants....
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    Day 4: Arrival in Zermatt
    Zermatt is famous not only for being a popular ski resort. This lovely village is located in the southern canton of Valais which is home to some of the world's most spectacular mountains, including Matterhorn.

    Upon arrival, you walk to your hotel for check-in and have the rest of the day at leisure.

    Day 5: Day Trip to Gornegrat 
    After breakfast, you walk to the railway station, where you board a cogwheel train equipped with large windows which allow you to enjoy a journey across the highest open-air railway in Europe. The Gornergrat Bahn is the cog railway which was the first in the world to be fully electrified. Nowadays regenerative braking system of this eco-friendly railway generates electricity on the descent and so saves energy.

    After about 45 minutes you reach the station of Gornergrat which is considered to be the highest open-air railway station of Europe at an altitude of 3, 090 m (10,135 ft). Gornergrat observation platform is accessible all year round and offers one of the finest panoramas in Switzerland. From there you have a glorious view of more than 20 four-thousand m (13,123 ft) peaks, one of which is Matterhorn. A truly unforgettable experience you cannot miss!

    Please, note: It is important to wear something warm and wind/rain protective when going to Gornergrat. The temperature there is usually lower than in the cities even in summer. In case you feel too cold you can always go inside the restaurant which is close to the observation platform. The trains to/from Gornergrat are heated well.

    After some free time in Gornergrat, you have a train ride back to Zermatt. The rest of the day is free.

    Day 6: Departure to Zurich
    Following breakfast, you check out from the Zermatt hotel and walk to the station and take a train ride to Zurich. 

  • Included in your trip
    Wellness Alpenhof Hotel
    4-star hotel
    CH, Matterstrasse 43, Zermatt, CH-3920
    Wellness Alpenhof Hotel
    Standard Double Breakfast included
    The family-run 4-star superior Wellness Hotel Alpenhof is located in the centre of Zermatt, opposite the Sunnegga Cable Car Station close to the Gronergrat Railway. Has free collection service to and from the train station... show more
    1 room / 2 nights
    Included Experiences
    • Day Trip to Gornergrat
      Take a cog-wheel train up the mountain Gornergat, which offers tremendous views on Matterhorn and many hiking trails.
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Connection | Zermatt - Zurich
1st Class Seat

With 1 change of trains in Visp.

Zermatt Central
Zermatt, Switzerland
3 h 30 min
Zurich HB
Zurich, Switzerland
2nights

Zurich, Switzerland

The largest city in Switzerland, Zurich is among the most scenic towns in the country, boasting a riverside location and well-preserved medieval architecture. Zurich’s old town, Altstadt, is home to many outstanding historic attractions, as such the 9th-century Fraumunster Abbey is worth visiting. Also when in Zurich make sure not to miss the Grossmunster church that is probably the most recognized building in the city and to check out St. Peter’s Church with a large clock-face. For great views of the city head out to the Uetliberg peak or spend unforgettable time on the shores of Lake Zurich. ...
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    Day 6: Arrival in Zurich & City Tour
    Welcome to the largest city in Switzerland - Zurich! Upon arrival, you have a transfer to the hotel and check-in. 

    The same day you meet your private guide and enjoy a perfectly-planned sightseeing tour around the most beautiful landmarks of Zurich. Immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of the Old Town for the following 3 hours, walking through its narrow cosy streets and exploring its breathtaking medieval houses, churches and town hall.

    After the tour the rest of the evening is free.

    Day 7: Exploring Lucerne Region
    Following breakfast, you head to the railway station to take a train to Lucerne. In about 50 minutes you meet your guide at the station of Lucerne.

    Then you are invited to take an unforgettable trip with your private guide who shows you the magnificent views of Mount Pilatus and the Lucerne region. The tour starts with a cruise across the Lake Lucerne to Alpnachstad. There you board the famous cogwheel train that takes you across the world's steepest railway passing through lush Alpine meadows, spectacular rocks and sparkling mountain streams to the top of Mt Pilatus, the altitude of which is 2,132 m (6,995 ft).

    For the return journey, you ride a cable car to enjoy the fantastic scenery once again. As the last part of your magnificent tour, you take a 20-minute bus from Kriens to Lucerne. Tickets* for a public boat cruise, cogwheel train, cable car, and bus are included.

    Please note: boat and cogwheel train are available only from the middle of May to September. The rest of the year they are replaced with cable car and bus.

    After the tour, you take a train back to Zurich. The rest of the evening is free.

    Day 8: Departure to Innsbruck
    Following breakfast, you check out from the Zurich hotel and have a transfer to the station where you take a train to Innsbruck.

  • Included in your trip
    Glockenhof Hotel
    4-star hotel
    CH, Sihlstrasse 31, Zürich, CH-8001
    Glockenhof Hotel
    Standard Double Breakfast included
    This relaxed, modern Downtown hotel is a minute's walk from a light rail station and a 6-minute walk from upscale shopping on Bahnhofstrasse street.... show more
    1 room / 2 nights
    Included Experiences
    • Zurich Guided Walking Tour
      Enjoy a perfectly-planned sightseeing tour around the most beautiful landmarks of Zurich. Immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of the Old Town for the following 3 hours, walking through its narrow cozy streets and exploring its breathtaking medieval houses, churches and town hall.
    • Private Day Trip to Mount Pilatus in Summer
      The tour starts with a cruise across the Lake Lucerne to Alpnachstad. There you board the famous cogwheel train that takes you across the world's steepest railway passing through lush Alpine meadows, spectacular rocks and sparkling mountain streams to the top of Mt Pilatus, altitude of which is 2,132 m (6,995 ft). For the return journey you ride a cable car 'Dragon Ride' to enjoy the fantastic scenery once again.
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    • Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
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Connection | Zurich - Innsbruck
2nd Class Seat
Zürich HB
Zurich, Switzerland
3 h 30 min
Innsbruck Hbf
Innsbruck, Austria
1night

Innsbruck, Austria

Boasting a fantastic location in the Alps, Innsbruck is the capital of Austria’s western state of Tyrol. It is renown for its imperial architecture and is a popular European destination for sports, especially for skiing in the winter and hiking or mountaineering in warmer months....
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    Day 8: Arrival in Innsbruck & City Tour
    Upon arrival, you meet your driver and head for your hotel to check-in.

    Later you meet your guide in the hotel lobby and start a tour of magnificent Innsbruck, also known as the Capital of the Alps.

    You explore the oldest part of the town called Altstadt, with its beautifully cobbled streets and medieval houses coloured in lively pastel colours. The amazing mix of Gothic and Baroque styles gives Innsbruck's old town a special charm. During the tour, you see one of the Innsbruck highlights - the Goldenes Dachl (the Golden Roof) nicely decorated with fire-gilded copper tiles. It was constructed in 1500 for Emperor Maximilian to mark his wedding to Bianca Maria Sforza.

    You continue to Innsbruck's Boulevard and a central street area called Maria-Theresien-Strasse, which offers a wonderful street view with the mountains seen in the back before you finally return back to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.

    Day 9: Departure to Salzburg
    After breakfast, you check out from your Innsbruck hotel and and have a transfer to the station where you take a train to Salzburg.

  • Included in your trip
    Best Western Plus Hotel Goldener Adler
    4-star hotel
    AT, Herzog-Friedrich-Straße 6, Innsbruck, 6020
    Best Western Plus Hotel Goldener Adler
    Classic Double Breakfast included
    Best Western Plus Hotel Goldener Adler is located in Innsbruck close to Goldenes Dachl, the Imperial Palace and the Hofkirche church. The guestrooms come with Sky TV and free WiFI. A wide range of Tyrolean specialties are served in the on-site restaurant.... show more
    1 room / 1 night
    Included Experiences
    • Half Day Private Walking Tour
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    Included Transfers
    • Arrival Private Airport Transfer Sedan
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Connection | Innsbruck - Salzburg
1st Class Seat
Innsbruck Hbf
Innsbruck, Austria
3 h
Salzburg Hbf
Salzburg, Austria
1night

Salzburg, Austria

Located on the border of Germany, Salzburg is the fourth-largest city in Austria, dominated by churches, castles, and palaces. Among the main city sights is the glorious 17th-century Salzburg Dom Cathedral, an imposing example of monumental architecture from the days of the Early Baroque. Moreover, Salzburg is home to the birthplace of the famed composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 'Mozart Geburtshaus', set in the Old Town Altstadt. ...
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    Day 9: Arrival to Salzburg & City Tour
    Upon arrival, you have a transfer to your centrally located hotel and check-in. Later you meet your private guide and embark on an exciting tour of Salzburg and the Lake Region. 

    You discover the UNESCO-listed Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg with its medieval fortress, baroque palaces and churches. You see the Getreidegasse and Mozart’s birthplace, pass by the Festival Houses where the Salzburg Festival is held every year, stroll along the narrow streets and enjoy the flair of this old city. 

    After the tour, you return back to your hotel or continue exploring Salzburg on your own.

    Day 10: Departure to Vienna
    Today after breakfast you check out from your Salzburg hotel and have a transfer to the train station where you catch your train to Vienna.

  • Included in your trip
    IMLAUER Hotel Pitter Salzburg
    4-star hotel
    AT, Rainerstraße 6-8, Salzburg, 5020
    IMLAUER Hotel Pitter Salzburg
    Classic Double Breakfast included
    Located in the heart of Salzburg, more than 150-year-old the IMLAUER Hotel Pitter offers luxurious accommodation with panoramic views. The air-conditioned rooms come with a flat-screen TV, free WiFI, a minibar, and a private bathroom with a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries. Also, guests are welcome to enjoy a meal at the IMPLAUER Sky - Bar & Restaurant.... show more
    1 room / 1 night
    Included Experiences
    • Half Day Private Walking Tour
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    • Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
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Connection | Salzburg - Vienna
1st Class Seat
Salzburg Hbf
Salzburg, Austria
2 h 30 min
Vienna Hbf
Vienna, Austria
3nights

Vienna, Austria

Discover the remarkable capital of Austria, often referred to as the City of Music is worth at least three days of your trip. The birthplace of Viennese Waltz has a lot to offer. Start your sightseeing with a visit to the most popular palace of the city - Hofburg Imperial Palace, then make your way to the fancy Vienna State Opera and Belvedere Palace, where you see the stunning two Baroque palaces. Don’t forget to see the Saint Stephan’s Cathedral - Stephansdom. ...
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    Day 10: Arrival in Vienna
    Upon arrival to the European capital of music, your private driver picks you up at the station and transfers to the hotel in the very heart of Vienna.

    The rest of the day is free for you to either relax or start exploring glorious Vienna on your own.

    Optional tour: Concert "Sound of Vienna", Vienna

    Day 11: Vienna Sightseeing
    Following breakfast at the hotel, your guide takes you on a 3-hour walking tour of downtown Vienna. You start at the State Opera House and walk through the Karntnerstrasse, a shopping street in the pedestrian zone in the city center, to St. Stephen's Cathedral. Then walk along the Graben and the Kohlmarkt, a very exquisite shopping area, to the Imperial Palace Hofburg, the former winter residence of the Habsburgs. It now houses the Imperial Apartments, Sisi Museum, Imperial Silver Chamber, Austrian National Library and much more.

    Continue to Ring avenue home to the Museums of Fine Art and National History, the Parliament, the City Hall, and the Burgtheater. During the tour, you also see Neuer Markt and the Capuchin monastery.

    After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free. In the evening you can enjoy an optional concert 'Sounds of Vienna'.

    Day 12: Schonbrunn Palace & Vienna Woods Exploration
    After breakfast, your guide and driver take you on a 4-hour touring program around the most significant sites within the boundaries and in the surrounding area of Vienna.

    During the tour, you explore the Vienna Woods, which are the most eastern foothills of the Alps. You enjoy a stunning view over the city and Danube River from Kahlenberg, the highest hill in the city.

    Then you drive through the wine area in the foot of the Vienna Woods, the town of Grinzing, and learn why Vienna is called the 'Wine-Growing Capital of the World'.

    Next on your list is the magnificent Schonbrunn Palace, the former summer royal residence, that gives you a historical impression of the glorious imperial times. A highlight is a guided inside visit to the showrooms of the Palace.

    After the tour, you return to your hotel in Vienna. The rest of the day is free.

    Day 13: Departure
    This is the final day of your tour. Today your driver takes you to the airport for your flight back home. We hope you enjoyed your European tour and the charming capitals you have explored!

    Please note: you may extend your stay in Vienna and have optional day-tour to Wachau Valley & Wine Tasting or continue your trip to Krakow. Please, contact your travel specialist for the details.

    Optional extensions: Krakow Extension from Vienna or Tour to Wachau Valley & Wine Tasting

  • Included in your trip
    Hotel Rathauspark
    4-star hotel
    , Rathausstraße 17, Vienna, 1010
    Hotel Rathauspark
    Standard Double Breakfast included
    Hotel Rathauspark is a 4-star hotel set in a 19th-century city palace. The hotel also boasts a great location in the heart of Vienna near major sights.... show more
    1 room / 3 nights
    Included Experiences
    • Private Walking Tour in Vienna
      Enjoy a walking tour through the downtown area of Vienna to explore top attractions of the city.
    • Half Day Trip to Schönbrunn Palace & Vienna Woods
      Take an exciting tour around the most significant sights within the boundaries and in the surrounding area of Vienna. You first visit the Vienna Woods, which are the most eastern foothills of the Alps. Then you explore the magnificent Schonbrunn Palace, the former summer royal residence, that gives you a historical impression of the glorious imperial times.
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    • Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
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What’s included:
  • Accommodation at remarkable downtown hotels;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Breathtaking sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Support line during the trip.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

Note:

1. Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.

2. We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

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