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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 Alpine 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. Visit Novacella Abbey in South Tyrol and Cortina d'Ampezzo, home of the 1956 Olympics in the spectacular Italian Dolomites, called the Italian "Rocky Mountains." Take in views of Italy’s Lake Carezza, a small, emerald-green mountain lake, and see the spectacular 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; car-free Zermatt, a picturesque cluster of rustic 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 the former Italian capital has to offer. In Bavaria, you will visit charming Linderhof Castle, the smallest but maybe the most elegant of King Ludwig’s three fairy-tale castles. One of the highlights of this Alps tour is a memorable trip aboard the Glacier Express. 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 Alpine tour designed for savvy travel lovers! It’s a dream vacation!

  1. Day 1
    ARRIVE IN MUNICH, 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 travel companions.
  2. Day 2
    MUNICH–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)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  3. Day 3
    INNSBRUCK AREA–NOVACELLA, ITALY–BRUNICO–CORTINA D’AMPEZZO
    As you cross from the Austrian to the Italian Tyrol, witness glorious alpine landscapes as you head to visit Novacella Abbey, a Baroque masterpiece still inhabited by Augustinian monks. Also stop in Brunico, a picturesque town combining international flair with alpine traditions. Feast on breathtaking views as you travel through the splendid Dolomites, UNESCO World Heritage Site, to the celebrated winter resort of Cortina d’Ampezzo.
    Today’s Distance: 112 mi/ 180 km (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  4. 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 hues. 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)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  5. 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: 99 mi/ 160 km (B,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  6. 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)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  7. 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 by coach: 130 mi/ 210 km (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  8. 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)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  9. Day 9
    TURIN–AOSTA–MARTIGNY, SWITZERLAND–SION–TÄSCH
    A pleasant drive through the Aosta Valley, known as the smallest region in Italy and a popular winter sports area. Enter Switzerland via ancient Martigny and Sion, through one of the Swiss wine-making regions, then head to charming Täsch in the Zermatt area.
    Today’s Distance: 193 mi/ 310 km (B,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  10. 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)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  11. Day 11
    GLACIER EXPRESS TRAIN TO 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 legendary Glacier Express, then rejoin your motorcoach for the descent into the dramatically different landscape of the lovely Lucerne area.
    Today’s Distance by coach: 137 mi/ 220 km (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  12. 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)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  13. Day 13
    ZURICH
    Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast

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Buffet breakfasts daily, 3 Dinners

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Accommodations

Munich Area: NH Muenchen Messe
Innsbruck Area: Bon Alpina
Cortina D'Ampezzo: B&B Hotel Cortina Passo Tre Croci
Bolzano: Four Points by Sheraton Bolzano
Bolzano: B&B Hotel Bolzano
St.Moritz: Hotel Baeren
Lake Como: B&B Como City Center
Turin: Holiday Inn Corso Francia
Taesch: Hotel Taescherhof
Lucerne Area: Drei Koenige
Zurich: Züri by Fassbind

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

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Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
3.8
Accommodations
3.5
Itinerary
4
Professional Staff
4.2
Repeat with Operator
3.6
Value for Money
3.5

Ratings based off 52 reviews - currently showing 18 reviews with comments only

Thank you: This tour is the best I have experienced so far, it was organized properly, it might be more nicer if in all the area or city that we have gone, we stayed for at least 2 night, so we have time to absorbed all the places in our mind, nor to be in a hurry the whole 13 day Personally Lake Como is not in my liking and the hotel as well Overall the trip was nice and organized, we should time to have farewell dinner as like as other tour has Thank you, we're looking forward for another experience with affordable tour.

The sightseeing part is a bit too rush, and the hotel locations are not so good, with a few far from the city center. Though the places covered are mostly interesting, the time spent in each place is too short.

Trip exceeded our expectations. Driver was wonderful on narrow windy roads. Also great with handling luggage. Tour director was pleasant and knowledgeable, but did not talk non stop.

This trip exceeded all my expectations. I felt confident that each day would bring new and exciting experiences

Our guide Claudia and driver William were excellent and provided a wealth of Alaska knowledge. The trip itinerary and weather was great. Our first leg of travel was by Alaskan Railroad. We had a bonus upgrade to the dome car (totally surprising). The hotel in Denali NP provides a free shuttle so it was convenient. After leaving Denali, we had a very long day of scenic drive to Valdez. Part of that drive was on the road that a rental car was not allowed, so we are glad that we were on a tour. The drive was in a remote area, and there are not many service areas. Our lunch break place had an emergency closure that morning, we had to drive for another 1-2 hours before we found something to eat (suggestions: pack snacks for unexpected events in remote areas). Early next morning we boarded a sight seeing boat (~150 people size). The boat captain provided a narrative tour, pointed out sea life, and stopped by the glacier. It was a wonderful scenic cruise across Prince William Sound.

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.

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.

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..

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.

Excellent very happy travelling with Cosmo

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 

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

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