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The Best of Austria & Switzerland 2023 - Small Group

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Itinerary

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Tour Itinerary

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.

Countries Visited

Austria , Switzerland

  1. 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. (D)
    Meals:   Dinner
  2. Day 2
    VIENNA
    VIENNA Guided sightseeing includes Schönbrunn Palace and Heldenplatz. Free time this afternoon. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  3. 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. (B,D)
    193 mi / 310 km
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  4. Day 4
    SALZBURG
    SALZBURG Free day. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  5. 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. (B,D)
    236 mi / 380 km
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  6. Day 6
    ST. MORITZ–CHUR–TÄSCH–ZERMATT
    CHUR [LF] Glacier Express train ride to Zermatt includes lunch on board. (B,L)
    149 mi / 240 km
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  7. Day 7
    ZERMATT
    ZERMATT Free day. (B,D)

    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.
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  8. Day 8
    ZERMATT–BERNE
    ZERMATT Mountain train ride to Täsch.
    CHILLON [LF] Guided visit of the castle and wine tasting. (B)
    155 mi / 250 km
    Meals:   Breakfast
  9. 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. (B)
    75 mi / 120 km
    Meals:   Breakfast
  10. 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. (B,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  11. 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. (B)
    34 mi / 55 km
    Meals:   Breakfast

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Inclusions

Small Group Discoveries
Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select Europe dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

Sightseeing & Activities:
Motorcoach, Boat cruise, Glacier Express, Mountain train

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

Health and Safety Protocols for Globus Tours

Today's world has changed, but what remains certain is Globus' commitment to guest safety, comfort and peace-of-mind while traveling with us. To that end, Globus has established a worldwide Assurance program, with enhanced on-trip protocols and procedures, to ensure the health – and happiness – of guests throughout their travels with us.

It all starts with Globus' Global Health & Safety Team, dedicated to ensuring that cleanliness of all operations exceeds today’s travel standards—from start to finish. The following areas address Globus' commitment to providing a safe and clean environment for guests.

A SAFE & WARM WELCOME

Globus will enact new tour check-in procedures and pre-trip health screenings to offer guests a safe start to their journey, including adherence to social distancing requirements.

BLENDING CULTURAL PROXIMITY WITH SOCIAL DISTANCE

Globus will ensure safe distances for guests throughout the journey, on coach and during excursions. This includes providing masks for guests use at any time where social proximity could be an issue as well as the possibility of reducing group sizes, if required. And wireless listening technology – including Globus' Go Beyond Devices in Europe – enables safe distances between guests and other travelers on excursions.

FOCUS ON GUEST AND TEAM MEMBER HEALTH

To ensure a healthy environment for team and guests, Globus will conduct regular temperature checks for both guests and team, and when necessary, masks will be worn by Globus' team members when with guests.

TOUCHING HEARTS, NOT HANDS

Traveling with Globus removes many of the “touch points” of travel, including luggage handling, check in/out, expedited entry into attractions and more. Globus are further reducing risk with hands-free service, meaning all self-services replaced by staff, including buffet meals replaced with table service. Globus will also ensure hand sanitizing is available throughout each trip, on coach and in hotels.

COMMITMENT TO CLEAN

As a part of Globus' commitment to clean, Globus is requiring enhanced cleaning procedures with hotel partners, on motorcoaches, vehicles and throughout every trip, including additional daily disinfecting procedures that go above-and-beyond already strict health and safety procedures.

PARTNERS IN DISCOVERY AND IN HEALTH

Globus has strict health and safety protocols, which have been in place for years, focused on ensuring all aspects of operation- from vehicles and equipment used on trip to excursions and hotel procedures. This process will continue with new, elevated health and safety checks, to maintain their promise that each touch-point on tours and cruises are considered in their commitment to guest and team member well-being.

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Accommodations

Vienna: MGallery am Konzerthaus
This 211-room upscale property offers Free Wi-Fi access in all guestrooms and public areas of the hotel. A mix of both Viennese and Mediterranean cuisine is offered in the stylish restaurant, whilst drinks can be enjoyed in the nostalgic charm of the lounge bar which has original décor from the Orient Express.
Address:
Am Heumarkt 35-37
Wien , 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
Bern: Swissotel Kursaal Bern
A city hotel with stunning mountain views in a prime location in the center of Bern, just a few minutes walk from the old city and Federal Palace. The 171 modern guestrooms offer the perfect ambiance through contemporary design with real wood floors, and modern technology including free Wi-Fi, a safe with charging facility, a mini bar, and coffee/tea station. Amenities include various restaurants, a garden with seasonal outdoor lounge, a classic cocktail bar, and a spacious fitness area.
Address:
Kornhausstrasse 3
Bern 25 , 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
Zurich: Swissotel Zurich
This towering 32-story upscale property is the tallest hotel in Zurich and is located directly opposite the Oerlikon train station where trains connect to the main city center station in just 10 minutes. The chic all-day dining restaurant has a sleek modern vibe and there is an impressive rooftop spa with gym, sauna, and infinity pool. The 347 guestrooms are equipped with an air cooling system, coffee/tea-making facilities, minibar, and free Wi-Fi access.
Address:
Am Marktplatz Oerlikon Schulstrasse, 44
Zurich , Switzerland

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Questions & Answers

Question: Is the Eagle's Nest included?

It is not included however certain departure dates do offer an optional excursion to Berchtesgaden with Adolph Hitler's infamous Eagle's Nest command post.

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.

Globus Tours Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.2
Accommodations
3.9
Itinerary
4.3
Professional Staff
4.5
Repeat with Operator
4.2
Value for Money
4

Ratings based off 9024 reviews about Globus Tours - currently showing 15 reviews with comments only

This was our first tour with Affordable Tours and Globus. This planned trip exceeded our expectations, from the hotel accommodations, meals, and the guided tours. Special mention to our great tour director, Chiro who ensured that everything ran smoothly, Gerardo, our bus driver, and also tour guide Yvonne. The whole crew went above and beyond what they were supposed to do. Great, reputable company! My husband and I are already talking about planning another Italy tour, hopefully one with Chiro as the tour director.

This trip has exceeded my expectations.

Every aspect of the trip was very smooth. Director provided excellent information on what was upcoming. Local guides were great in sharing personal stories tied in to what was being seen.

Amazing trip, and tour guide. Would recommend to others

Everything was terrific. Would do this again. G

I found Globus Tours (sold by Affordable Tours) to be a good mix of guided tours and free time. The extra excursions offered were excellent and well organized.

This was a first rate, professional tour company. We had an excellent experience.

The tour guide was very knowledgeable and professional. The drivers were above expectations. Rooms and meals were great. Would use Affordable Tours and Globus again.

Our tour guide Helen is excellent, she is very knowledgeable in history and explain things very clear. She is caring and did a very good job and made this trip memorable and the groups are easier going and made a great difference for this trip. Thank you for your services and certainly I will recommend my friends and I hope in near future l will make another trip with you and your company. Thank you.

Our tour director (Bob) and driver (Joe)) we're truly outstanding. The itinerary was great. Highly recommend.

My trip was fantastic, hotels, staff and guide your director was outstanding!!! Very happy with my trip, and will book another trip again we Affortable tours !

Fantastic trip. One of the best trips I ever took.

The tour operator are exceptional professional and friendly

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