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Switzerland & Austria

Switzerland & Austria

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Starting from: $7290 / per person

Escape into the rugged Swiss and Austrian Alps, embracing the luxurious comforts of charming cities and towns while still experiencing the best the mountains have to offer. Conquer Jungfrau by train, Lucerne by foot, Hallstatt by slide, and Vienna by bike as just a few of the adventurous destinations in these lands once ruled by the royal House of Habsburg.

Cogwheel train to Jungfraujoch

Day trip to Neuschwanstein Castle

Hallstatt salt mines

Ice caves of Eisriesenwelt

Vienna Mozart Orchestra performance

INCLUDED

Luxury hotels within 5 minutes’ walk of historic center

Buffet breakfast each day

Private transfers from beginning to end

Reserved seating on luxury trains

Knowledgable, enthusiastic guides

Skip the line tickets

Tour Plan

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Day 1: Departure

Depart the United States on an overnight flight bound for Zurich, Switzerland.
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Day 2: Arrival

Welcome to Switzerland! Upon arrival in Zurich, you will be met and transferred to the whimsical town of Interlaken. From almost anywhere in your hotel you will be welcomed to this mountainous country with stunning views of the Swiss Alps; whether you are spending your afternoon unwinding at the spa, sipping cocktails on the restaurant terrace, or simply gazing out the window of your own room.
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Day 3: Leisure Day

Take the day to journey through some other Bernese Oberland towns. Marvel at the iconic waterfall of Lauterbrunnen, stroll through the quiet car-free villages of Wengen and Mürren, or scrape the surface of the hundreds of miles of stellar walking trails around Grindewald.
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Day 4: Jungfraujoch

Board your cogwheel train and begin your ascent to the highest train station in Europe, Jungfraujoch, saddled between the soaring peaks of Jungfrau and Mönch. At the top, climb even higher with an elevator ride up into the Sphinx observatory, admire sculptures in the Ice Palace, and sit down for lunch at one of several restaurants.
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Day 5: Travel to Lucerne

Watch the jagged Swiss landscape roll by on your luxury train from Interlaken to Lucerne. Enjoy the view of Lake Lucerne from the comfort of your own hotel room or make your way to the spa for afternoon. For dinner, you will not have to wander far with four restaurants to choose from in your hotel alone.
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Day 6: Lucerne Highlights

This morning, you will learn about all of the best Lucerne has to offer on a private walking tour to sites like Chapel Bridge and the Old Town. Use the afternoon to double-back to the places that fascinated you the most on your tour or see the city from the water by cruising around the bay on a yacht.
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Day 7: Travel to Innsbruck

Cross the border into Austria on your luxury train ride from Lucerne to Innsbruck. Take the afternoon to explore Innsbruck’s colorful architecture or head up into the nearby mountains famed for winter sports. Retire to your hotel in the evening and take in the views of the city from the panoramic window of your room or the rooftop bar.
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Day 8: Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

Enter a fairytale world and get a glimpse of Germany on a full day private tour of Neuschwanstein Castle. Discover the murals and woodwork on the inside in addition to the impressive outside, surrounded by the gorgeous mountains before continuing on to the Bavarian towns of Mittenwald and Ettalbefore.
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Day 9: Travel to Salzburg & Highlights

Board your luxury train from Innsbruck to the baroque city of Salzburg. Drop your bags at your hotel before setting off on a private tour of the most beloved sites. Stops include Mozartplatz, a square dedicated to the famous musician that once called Salzburg his home, and Hohensalzburg Fortress, an impossible-to-miss structure that dominates the cityscape.
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Day 10: Hallstatt

Set off on a full day tour to the picturesque lake village of Hallstatt. Wander the charming streets before taking the funicular up the mountain to visit the oldest salt mine in the world. Literally slide your way through the mine shafts and appreciate the lake laid out before you from the Skywalk viewing platform.
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Day 11: Eisriesenwelt

Experience the largest system of ice caves in the world on a private full day tour of Eisriesenwelt. You will be guided through the frozen limestone mountain, learning about the science and history that made this unique landmark possible.
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Day 12: Travel to Vienna & Mozart Orchestra

Snake your way across northern Austria on your luxury train ride to Vienna. For something a little different, consider spending your afternoon on a chocolate-based spa treatment at your hotel. This evening, enjoy dinner at the Wiener Musikverein while watching the Vienna Mozart Orchestra. Not only have these musicians dedicated themselves to learning the art of Mozart, but they go above and beyond to bring their performances to life by dressing in historical costumes and wigs.
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Day 13: Vienna Highlights

Hop on a bike and follow your tour guide through the city streets, stopping at dazzling sights like Hofburg Palace St. Stephen’s Cathedral, and the Danube Canal. In the afternoon, you will be able to return to your favorite spots at your own leisure.
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Day 14: Departure

Say farewell to Austria as you head to the airport for your return flight to the United States.

Tour Location

Escape into the rugged Swiss and Austrian Alps, embracing the luxurious comforts of charming cities and towns while still experiencing the best the mountains have to offer. Conquer Jungfrau by train, Lucerne by foot, Hallstatt by slide, and Vienna by bike as just a few of the adventurous destinations in these lands once ruled by the royal House of Habsburg.

 

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