The Best Of Austria & Switzerland 2019

The Best Of Austria & Switzerland 2019


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

This Best of Austria & Switzerland tour covers the highlights of two of Europe's most scenic countries: Austria and Switzerland. You'll spend two nights each in Vienna, Salzburg, Zermatt, and Lucerne, and overnights in St. Moritz and Berne. If you're a fan of palaces and castles, you'll enjoy a visit to Vienna’s Schönbrunn Palace, once the home of the Habsburg Imperial family. Stand in awe as you hear the stories of this royal family's home. You'll also enjoy a visit to romantic Chillon Castle, a well-preserved, medieval castle on the shores of Lake Geneva.If spectacular scenery is your interest, then you'll be thrilled with the ride on the world-famous Glacier Express train, where you'll travel first-class and have panorama windows to admire the thundering waterfalls, impressive peaks, glacial ice fields, and tiny villages on your way to Zermatt, a picturesque cluster of rustic chalets beneath the majestic Matterhorn. This is a special treat Globus includes to make sure your tour is all you want it to be. Other scenic highlights include a Danube cruise along the prettiest part of the river; a private boat cruise on the fjord-like lake in Lucerne; a mountain train ride from Zermatt to Täsch; a scenic drive into the Swiss Engadine, considered by many to be the most beautiful mountain area in the world; a drive through the Tyrolean Alps on the way to Innsbruck; a stop in Interlaken, where you can take pictures of the Jungfrau massif; and more.These are just a few of the many highlights of this Austria & Switzerland tour. You'll also enjoy guided sightseeing in Vienna, Salzburg, and Berne. From the historical sights, castles, and palaces to the spectacular scenery, this is a dream vacation!Selected departures can join cruise WZA “Romantic Rhine”

Day 1: ARRIVE IN VIENNA, AUSTRIA
. Welcome to Vienna! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)

Day 2: VIENNA.
Start your guided sightseeing with a visit to magnificent SCHÖNBRUNN PALACE. Then, drive along the Ringstrasse, pass the State Opera House, the Jewish quarter, and stop at the Hofburg Palace, winter residence of the Austrian imperial family. Marvel at the impressive courtyards, famous HELDENPLATZ, and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Balance of the day is at leisure and you can choose from our exciting optional excursions to enhance your stay. (B)

Day 3: VIENNA–MELK–MONDSEE–SALZBURG.
Relax during a leisurely DANUBE CRUISE along the loveliest part of the river. Afterwards, catch glimpses of historic Melk Abbey, and continue through the romantic Salzkammergut lakeland, made famous in The Sound of Music movie. Stop in Mondsee to visit the PARISH CHURCH, which was used for the wedding scenes, and continue to lovely Salzburg. Join your Local Guide for a walking tour and admire exquisite MIRABELL GARDENS, the Great Festival Hall, St. Peter’s Monastery, and magnificent RESIDENZ SQUARE, where some scenes of the movie were filmed. Also take pictures of Mozart’s birthplace in the charming Getreidegasse. Tonight a special treat: [LF] dinner and Salzburger Nockerl (sweet dessert soufflé) at the famous St. Peter Stiftskeller restaurant. (B,D)

Day 4: AT LEISURE IN SALZBURG.
A full day at leisure gives you the opportunity to join an optional excursion to spectacular Berchtesgaden and Hitler’s Eagles Nest. (B)

Day 5: SALZBURG–INNSBRUCK–ST. MORITZ, SWITZERLAND.
Enter the Tyrolean Alps and arrive in Innsbruck, capital of Tyrol and host of two Winter Olympic Games. Follow your Tour Director for a pleasant walk through the quaint medieval lanes to Emperor Maximilian’s GOLDEN ROOF. Time to shop for crystal, for which Innsbruck is famous. Next, a scenic drive into the Swiss Engadine, considered by many as the most beautiful mountain area in the world with its deep-blue lakes, airy larch forests that turn golden in the fall, mountain peaks exceeding 12,000 feet, and quaint villages with massive white stone houses in the characteristic Grisons style on your way to St. Moritz. (B,D)

Day 6: ST. MORITZ–CHUR–ZERMATT.
Drive through exhilarating Alpine scenery. At Chur, [LF] board the first-class panoramic coach of the world-famous GLACIER EXPRESS TRAIN, which connects two of Switzerland’s most famous skiing areas: St. Moritz and Zermatt. Admire thundering waterfalls, impressive peaks, glacial ice fields, and tiny villages as you pass through the Valais, a region known for its great mountain resorts and excellent wines. Lunch will be served on the train. This afternoon visit car-free Zermatt, a picturesque cluster of rustic chalets beneath the majestic Matterhorn. (B,L)

Day 7: AT LEISURE IN ZERMATT.
Spend an entire day at leisure or join a spectacular optional excursion to Klein Matterhorn for breathtaking panoramic views of the Matterhorn and the Alps. (B,D)

Day 8: ZERMATT–BERNE.
Board the MOUNTAIN TRAIN for the short ride down to Täsch and motor through the lower Rhône Valley to the shores of Lake Geneva, the “Swiss Riviera.” Nearby Montreux, visit CHILLON CASTLE, the 12th-century water fortress immortalized by poet Lord Byron. Proceed to Berne, capital of Switzerland. (B)

Day 9: BERNE–INTERLAKEN–LUCERNE
. Your guided tour starts with a stop at the Rose Garden for a panoramic view of the city. Continue on foot and walk through the beautifully preserved medieval Old Town, witness the hourly parade of painted figures at the Clock Tower and marvel at the ornate, flower-adorned fountains. Stop at the BEAR PARK, symbol for the name of the town. Next is Interlaken. The town’s unique location, nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz and surrounded by the world-famous Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau mountains, guarantees spectacular views. Finally, cross Brünig Pass and arrive in picture-book Lucerne. An optional evening is available to a folklore party with yodeling and alphorn blowing for a first-hand impression of Alpine merrymaking. (B)

Day 10: LUCERNE.
Follow your Tour Director for a pleasant walk this morning, and admire Thorwaldsen’s LION MONUMENT, dedicated to the Swiss Guards who protected the Royal House of France during the French Revolution. Walk along ornate patrician houses of the walled Old Town, then cross the famous covered CHAPEL BRIDGE to the Jesuit Church, the first large baroque church built in Switzerland on the north side of the Alps. Afterward, shop for watches, and you may wish to join an optional excursion to Mount Pilatus. This evening, [LF] relax on a PRIVATE BOAT CRUISE on the fjord-like lake, followed by a farewell dinner at a local restaurant to celebrate your Swiss vacation. (B,D)

Day 11: LUCERNE–ZÜRICH AIRPORT.
Morning transfer to Zurich Airport in time for homebound flights leaving no earlier than 10 am. Extra nights are available in Zurich. (B)

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Inclusions

  • 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.

Sightseeing & Activities:

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 restaurantMotorcoach; boat cruise; Glacier Express; mountain train. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

Meals:
Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 lunch on the Glacier Express train; 5 three-course dinners, including dinners at a local restaurant in Salzburg and Lucerne


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Accommodations

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$560

Triple room reduction per person:
$30

Extra nights per person in Vienna:
in single room $156-$191, in twin $87-$113, in triple $128-$139

Extra nights per person in Zürich:
in single room $139, in twin $94, in triple $79

Vienna: Austria Trend Hotel Savoyen
An elegant 309 room hotel, dedicated to Prince Eugene of Savoy and housed in the former State Austrian Printing House with a modern, glassy atrium. Amenities include a fitness area, sauna and steam room, two restaurants and a jazzy bar.
Address:
Rennweg 16
Vienna , Austria
Salzburg: Imlauer Hotel Pitter Salzburg
Located in center of Salzburg, walking distance to Mirabell Gardens and Mirabell Palace - 15 minutes to WA Mozart Airport.
Address:
Rainerstrasse 6-8
Salzburg , Austria
St. Moritz: Laudinella
Traditional mountain architecture with lots of woodworks & local grisons style; in center of St Moritz-Bad; near spa & ski slopes.
Address:
Via Tegiatscha 17
St.Moritz , Switzerland
Zermatt: Pollux
Chalet style hotel with modern comforts and amenities, restaurant, sauna and solarium; located near the Gornergrat station.
Address:
Bahnhofstrasse, 28
Zermatt , Switzerland
Berne: Holiday Inn Bern Westside
Enjoy a Great Location at the Westside Shopping and Leisure Centre when you Book the Holiday Inn Bern-Westside Hotel. This chocolate-themed hotel is only 200 meters away from the Toblerone factory and is linked to Daniel Libeskind's Westside Centre, putting a wide range of shops and restaurants at your doorstep.
Address:
Riedbachstrasse 96
Berne , Switzerland
Lucerne: Ameron Hotel Flora
A centrally located 161-room modern hotel of minimalist design with urban flair, just a short walk away from the lake promenade and Old Town. Traditional Italian food is served with a contemporary touch in the Brasserie and drinks can be enjoyed from morning until late evening at the Apéro bar.
Address:
Seidenhofstrasse 5
Luzern , Switzerland
Glattbrugg: Moevenpick Zurich Airport
Hotel with contemporary design features throughout, 2 kms from Zurich Airport and 10 kms from Zurich city center.
Address:
Mittelholzerstrasse 8
Glattbrugg , Switzerland

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Questions & Answers

Question: Are their handicapped rooms available in any of the hotels?

Unfortunately Switzerland and Austria are not ADA compliant and therefore Globus cannot guarantee handicapped rooms at the accommodations they use.

Question: Are there many hills or rough terrain to walk over on this itinerary?

While this is not classified as a hiking trip, Switzerland and Austria are mountainous regions. You will have to walk on uneven surfaces through the cities but nothing too strenuous.

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.


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