Grand Alpine

Experience the historical, cultural and culinary delights of Germany, Switzerland and Austria on a luxurious 16 day journey from Zurich to Vienna.

16 Days
Zurich to Vienna
From (CAD)
$ 8,145
$ 7,895
Dates & Pricing

2021 Zurich > Vienna

Tour Map
Tour Code:
SSAL
Duration:
16 days
Departure City:
Zurich
Return City:
Vienna

16 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Zurich

    Welcome to Zurich, Switzerland’s largest city. Start the next leg of your journey with an overnight stay.

  2. Day 2 - Zurich > Bern

    Repeatedly named the city with the best quality of life, Switzerland’s largest city is full of treasures and you’ll discover them first hand on a walking tour. This afternoon transfer to the Swiss capital Bern and your centrally located hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Bern > Lucerne > Bern

    Journey to Lucerne, and enjoy a walking tour of the Old Town including the ornate Chapel Bridge, followed by a picturesque cruise on Lucerne’s lake to the village of Vitznau. Join the oldest cog wheel train in Switzerland for a breathtaking ascent of Mount Rigi.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  4. Day 4 - Bern > Montreux

    This morning, journey to Gruyères en route to Montreux, where you’ll enjoy your overnight Special Stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  5. Day 5 - Montreux > Zermatt

    Cruise on Lake Geneva to Chillon Castle and enjoy a guided tour, then board a cogwheel train to the Swiss Alps village of Zermatt.  This evening, check into your hotel in Zermatt for your two-night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Zermatt

    Freechoice

    Ascend the Swiss Alps by rail to Gornergrat for magnificent views, including the Matterhorn. Alternatively, if your feeling more active, take a guided hike through majestic mountain scenery.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  7. Day 7 - Zermatt > Stresa

    Today we cross the border and continue to the Italian city of Stresa. Upon arrival you will check in to your hotel where you’ll enjoy beautiful rooms overlooking the crystal blue waters of Lake Maggiore.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Stresa

    Cruise Lake Maggiore, the stunning lake that straddles Switzerland and Italy. Pause along the way to visit the splendid Isola Bella, ‘the beautiful island’. Famous for its baroque palace and luscious gardens, explore the palace and its grounds before returning to Stresa.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  9. Day 9 - Stresa > Lugano

    Today journey to Lugano, where you will stay two nights. Although in Switzerland, the city offers a unique Italian flair with the culture and language influenced by its nearest neighbour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  10. Day 10 - Lugano

    Located on the shores of Lake Lugano surrounded by impressive mountains, the city is a sight to behold. Your local guide will escort you through the city’s lively squares, lakeside promenades and Old Town. Spend the rest of your day at leisure exploring the many highlights of this spectacular region.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  11. Day 11 - Lugano > St. Moritz

    This morning, drive to Andermatt where you will board the Glacier Express for a spectacular rail journey through the stunning Swiss Alps, before arriving in St. Moritz for an overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - St Moritz > Seefeld

    Travel through towering peaks to Hohenschwangau to see the majestic spires of Neuschwanstein Castle, which you’ll also visit.  Then continue to Seefeld, located on a picturesque plateau in the heart of the Tyrolean Alps.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  13. Day 13 - Seefeld > Salzburg

    Delight in the spectacular scenery as you venture into the Salzkammergut district, made famous by ‘The Sound of Music’. This afternoon you will arrive in Salzburg.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Salzburg > Vienna

    Today your exploration of Austria continues as you visit the lake side town of Hallstatt before ending the day in the capital, Vienna.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  15. Day 15 - Vienna

    Today your expert local guide will show you the city’s imperial glory during your guided tour.

    Enrich

    Tonight, enjoy a concert of classical music at the Kursalon, a beautiful Italian Renaissance Palace, followed by dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Vienna

    Depart Vienna after breakfast this morning. It may be the end of your journey, but it’s the beginning of a lifetime of fond memories.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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