Alpine Adventure, Bernina & Glacier Express 2020

Alpine Adventure, Bernina & Glacier Express 2020


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

The breathtaking Alps span the borders of several European countries, and this vacation gives you the opportunity to see the best of the alpine region. This scenic Alps tour includes overnights in Munich, the Innsbruck area, Cortina d’Ampezzo, Bolzano, St. Moritz, Lake Como, Turin, Täsch, the Lucerne area, and Zurich. Every day you’ll marvel at stunning scenery: lush dairy pastures, picturesque quaint villages, imposing peaks and enchanting forests. You will drive along Grossglockner Pass, Austria’s highest pass with inspiring views of 12,460-foot-high Grossglockner Mountain; visit Cortina d'Ampezzo, home of the 1956 Olympics in the spectacular Italian Dolomites, the Italian "Rocky Mountains,"; take in views of Italy’s Lake Carezza, a small, emerald-green mountain lake; see the Austrian and Italian Tyrolean Alps; discover Switzerland’s Engadine National Park, considered by some to be the world’s most beautiful mountain area with deep-blue lakes and mountain peaks exceeding 12,000 feet,; experience beautiful Lake Como, one of Europe’s deepest lakes; get to know Kitzbühel, with its classic Tyrolean chalets and striking cobblestone center ,car-free Zermatt, a picturesque cluster of rustics chalets beneath the Matterhorn, and much more.But it is not all about alpine scenery; you will also get to know Turin, an Italian city set at the foot of the Alps, and on the included city tour, you’ll discover all the secret treasures this winter Olympic city has to offer. In Bavaria, you will also visit charming Linderhof Castle, the smallest but maybe the most elegant of the three King Ludwig fairy-tale castles.One of the highlights of this Alps tour is a memorable trip aboard the Glacier Express from Zermatt to glitzy St. Moritz. From your train windows, marvel at the thundering waterfalls, impressive snow-capped peaks, glacial ice fields, forests, lush meadows, and picture-perfect villages. Passing over hundreds of bridges and through dozens of tunnels, this is Switzerland’s most famous mountain railway along with the journey aboard the Bernina Express from St Moritz to Tirano, Italy. Traveling on the highest railway across the Alps, witness glistening glaciers, stunning mountain streams, and alpine scenery. You will have many opportunities to practice your photographic skills on this amazing Alps tour designed for savvy travelers! It’s a dream vacation!

Day 1: ARRIVE IN MUNICH AREA, GERMANY.
Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore this delightful Bavarian capital. This evening, meet up with your Tour Director and fellow travelers.

Day 2: MUNICH AREA–LINDERHOF CASTLE–INNSBRUCK AREA, AUSTRIA.
A fascinating itinerary today. First, see Munich’s most famous square Marienplatz, then head south to visit LINDERHOF CASTLE—the smallest of the three Bavarian fairytale palaces commissioned by King Ludwig II and inspired by Louis XIV’s Versailles. The rococo-style Linderhof is surrounded by splendid Italian Renaissance gardens. Continue into Austria through the scenic Inn Valley to Innsbruck to admire its fascinating town center and historic Golden Roof.
Today’s Distance: 124 mi/ 200 km (B,D)

Day 3: INNSBRUCK AREA–KITZBÜHEL–GROSSGLOCKNER–CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, ITALY.
Travel through glorious alpine landscapes as you head to medieval Kitzbühel with its classic Tyrolean chalets and striking cobblestone center dating back to the 9th century. On to Grossglockner Pass—the highest in Austria and featuring thrilling views of 12,460-foot-high Grossglockner Mountain, lush dairy pastures, and picturesque villages. Cross the border into Italy through the splendid Dolomites, UNESCO World Heritage Site, to the celebrated winter resort of Cortina d’Ampezzo for an overnight.
Today’s Distance: 217 mi/ 350 km (B)

Day 4: CORTINA D’AMPEZZO–LAKE CAREZZA–BOLZANO.
This morning, travel through the spectacular Dolomites, then over Falzarego and Pordoi Passes. Stop at enchanting Lake Carezza to admire its brilliant rainbow colors. Search for the beautiful mermaid who, according to legend, hid here from the romantic pursuits of a powerful wizard. On to Bolzano, home to the famous “Ice Man” from the Bronze Age.
Today’s Distance: 81 mi/ 130 km (B)

Day 5: BOLZANO–GLORENZA–ST. MORITZ, SWITZERLAND.
Enjoy the visit to Glorenza, the smallest fortified city in Tyrol and ideally situated where Switzerland, Austria, and Italy meet. Via Tubre Pass, descend into Engadine National Park’s 66 square miles of unspoiled nature with deep blue lakes, airy larch forests that turn golden in the fall, 12,000-foot-high peaks, and quaint villages with characteristic Grisons-style homes. Continue to glamorous St. Moritz, the oldest and most famous winter resort in the world.
Today’s Distance: 112 mi/ 180 km (B,D)

Day 6: AT LEISURE IN ST. MORITZ.
A whole day to do as you please in this stylish Swiss spa resort, known for its stunning mountain scenery, hiking opportunities, and superb shopping. (B)

Day 7: ST. MORITZ–BERNINA EXPRESS TO TIRANO, ITALY–LAKE COMO.
Today, experience a memorable trip aboard the BERNINA EXPRESS. Crossing the Alps to Tirano in Italy, this spectacular rail journey takes you to altitudes greater than 7,000 feet. Later, rejoin your motorcoach and head to the shores of Lake Como, Italy’s third-largest lake and one of the deepest in Europe.
Today’s Distance: 130 mi/ 210 km (B,D)

Day 8: LAKE COMO–TURIN.
Travel through the Po Valley to Turin, birthplace of Fiat automobiles and home to the legendary Holy Shroud. Upon arrival, visit all the major sites with a Local Guide. This evening, consider an optional dinner.
Today’s Distance: 168 mi/ 270 km (B)

Day 9: TURIN–AOSTA–MARTIGNY, SWITZERLAND–SION–TÄSCH.
A pleasant drive through the Aosta Valley, known as the smallest region in Italy and a favorite winter sports area. Enter Switzerland via ancient Martigny and Sion, through one of the main Swiss wine-making regions, then head to charming Täsch in the Zermatt area.
Today’s Distance: 193 mi/ 310 km (B,D)

Day 10: TÄSCH–ZERMATT–TÄSCH.
Take a short train ride to Zermatt, and spend the entire day in this well-known mountain resort, situated in the shadow of the legendary Matterhorn. Stroll along the narrow, traffic-free streets lined with a variety of shops, cafés, and bars. Enjoy an optional ride on Europe’s highest rack railway to 10,272-foot Gornergrat for breathtaking views of the Alps. (B)

Day 11: TÄSCH–GLACIER EXPRESS TRAIN TO ANDERMATT–LUCERNE AREA.
Today, another highlight of your tour: the world-renowned GLACIER EXPRESS. Board Switzerland’s most famous mountain railway, which passes over hundreds of bridges and through dozens of tunnels to give unique panoramic views of the Swiss Alps and surrounding valleys, forests, alpine meadows, rushing streams, and picture-perfect villages. Ride the Glacier Express from Zermatt to Andermatt at the St. Gotthard massif, 4,711 feet above sea level. Rejoin your motorcoach for the descent into the dramatically different landscape of the lovely Lucerne area.
Today’s Distance: 137 mi/ 220 km (B)

Day 12: LUCERNE AREA–INTERLAKEN–BERNE–ZURICH.
Cross Brünig Pass and continue to Interlaken. Along the way, take photos of the Jungfrau massif with its three legendary peaks: Jungfrau, Mönch, and Eiger. Travel through some of the country’s best farmland to the Swiss capital, Berne, where sightseeing includes the BEAR PARK and the Federal Palace. Then, continue to Zurich.
Today’s Distance: 162 mi/ 260 km (B)

Day 13: ZURICH.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Inclusions

Sightseeing & Activities:

MUNICH
Visit

LINDERHOF
Castle visit

INNSBRUCK
Visit

KITZBÜHEL
Visit

LAKE CAREZZA

BOLZANO

Visit

GLORENZA
Visit

ST. MORITZ
Visit

BERNINA EXPRESS TRAIN
St. Moritz-Tirano


TURIN
Guided sightseeing

ZERMATT
Visit

GLACIER EXPRESS TRAIN
Täsch-Andermatt

LUCERNE & INTERLAKEN
Visit

BERNE
Guided sightseeing, visit Bear ParkTouring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; Bernina Express train St. Moritz-Tirano; Alpine train Täsch-Zermatt-Täsch; Glacier Express train Zermatt-Andermatt

Meals:
Buffet breakfasts daily, 4 dinners


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Accommodations

Prices are per person based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$500

No triple room reduction.

Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.

Munich Area: Achat Premium Muenchen Sud
Munich Area: NH Muenchen Neue Messe
Innsbruck: Alpinpark
Innsbruck: Bon Alpina
Cortina D'Ampezzo: Villa Argentina
Bolzano: Chrys
St.Moritz: Hotel Baeren
Lake Como: Lario Mezzegra
Turin: Nh Lingotto Congress
Tasch: Hotel Walliserhof
Lucerne: Drei Koenige
Lucerne: Rothaus
Zurich: Züri by Fassbind

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Questions & Answers

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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Ratings based off 42 reviews . Currently showing 13 reviews with comments only.
By Andreea T on Jul 16, 2019

All accommodations were outside of the city and it was very hard to go back and visit the cities . Food that was provided was poor in choices as far as flavor and it was almost the same in all cities . Local guides were not adequate and unable to answer questions and or accommodate the tourists. Most of the time was spent by seeing things out of the bus rather then being able to visit the city and the museums.

By Maria S on Jun 11, 2018

The only time I was really disappointed was on the Glacier Express. The Bernina Express was a great trip. And my husband was upset with the meals they supplied him on 2 occasions when they gave him a dish of rice & some carrots twice. Being diabetic he can't have rice or pasta which they were told, he should have protein. The tour over the mountains and the Dolomites was spectacular. Also loved the drive around the west side of Lake Como.

By Shyam S on Jun 05, 2018

OUR TOUR DIRECTOR WAS BEST. VERY CONSIDERATE, WELL INFORMED, CARING,CHARMING, HUMEROUS ., HELPFUL.. DRIVER WAS EXCELLENT TOO, DRIVING WAS SMOOTH, CARING, HELPFUL.., COOPERATIVE. AND CONSIDERATE. TRIP SITE SEENIG WAS VERY WELL PLANNED..

By Laichun W on Jun 05, 2018

Alpine Adventures with Cosmos exceeded my expectations. I enjoyed the breathtaking scenery on a daily basis. Marco (tour director) was professional, organized, and went above and beyond for everyone. Hotels were clean, interspersed with a few luxury hotels. Food was good. It was good value for the money. Planning on another Cosmos tour.

By Daljit S on May 27, 2018

Excellent very happy travelling with Cosmo

By Elsa Beatriz V on Sep 19, 2017

Yes, this trip completely was what I expected of it. The country of Swtzerland is very pretty and the way you plan the views is very interesting.. I will recommend your company to everybody.

By Eileen M on Sep 27, 2016

The day to day itinerary on the Cosmos Alpine Adventure Tour was great. There was a good balance of activity with plenty to do at a reasonable pace. The scenery was outstanding, picture-postcard quality every day all day long.

By James I on May 24, 2016

Our Tour director was terrific. She was professional, efficient, friendly and always available. Our driver was also experienced, professional and safe. They both facilitated a wonderful experience. All hotels were comfortable with the exception of the Villa Argentina in Cortina (old and dated rooms). Overall the tour exceeded our expectations.

By Carole S on Sep 15, 2015

The Alpine Adventure Bernina & Glacier Express trip was more spectacular than expected. If a traveler is interested in viewing wonderful mountain scenery in multiple countries, stopping for short visits in quaint mountain villages, riding the trains and a comfortable motor coach to high elevations to take many photos, walking through cities with a city tour guide who points out the most notable sites in the city then this trip is for you. We didn't expect 4-5 star accomodations and some of the rooms and provided meals were a great disappointment. We had several rooms that barely had space for 2 closed 28 inch suitcases. The provided dinners were bland, scant, and not prepared well. We expected a more cultural cuisine. The optional excursions were very interesting and worth the money, except for the Mount Stanserhorn excursion. It takes time to reach the top of the mountain via Cabrio, stand in line at the cafeteria and eat a lunch, use the WC (which is always another line), and hope to walk around outside to view and take pictures of the various mountain peaks. This cost $150 for two and we only had 15 minutes of viewing time before we were hustled back into another line to ride back down the mountain. The optional excursion to Gornergrat was well worth the money and we were very fortunate to have a day with not a cloud in the sky for photo taking. We traveled by bus and train over 2000 miles.

By William C on Jun 17, 2014

The Alpine Adventure tour from June 17th-29th was most enjoyable, and I also must say a few things about our top-notch tour director. She was definitely the best director I've ever had. She was very informative, helpful, patient, clear, concise, and an absolute joy to be around. I do believe that everyone on the bus hugged her and hugged her again when the tour ended. Many were teary-eyed and I was one of them. She is really an asset to Cosmos and along with the wonderful itinerary, she was the "icing on the cake" and we all loved her.

By Abelardo P on Jul 16, 2013

On our arrival to Tryp Munich Hotel, rooms where giving to other passangers from the same tour, but we have to wait about 6hrs. for one. On July 18, Villa Argentina Hotel, the baggage handler was very rude to us. The rest of the hotels were good. Our tour guide was very nice, she made our vacation very pleasant. Thank you all, especially our agent for all your help.

By James W on Jun 18, 2013

After having taken over 15 Cosmos-Globus tours, my family & I are well pleased with the expertise of the directors, quality of the accommodations, & content of the trips. We enjoyed the recent Cosmos tour 6060 618. I would like to take a repeat tour 

By William N on May 15, 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed this trip and have already booked our next one. Cosmos Travel fits our needs and budget perfectly.


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