Melk Abbey Monastery, Austria.

Baroque Architecture to Beautiful Alps: Austria and Switzerland Tour

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Countries Visited

Austria, Switzerland

Places Visited

Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Zermatt...

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Suggested Duration

12 Days

This customized tour offers you only the best of Austria and Switzerland in addition to taking you along the Danube River and into the illustrious Alps. Austria will enchant you with its Baroque architecture, opulent palaces, and famous concerts, and Switzerland will captivate you with its villages of half-timbered homes, beautiful vineyards, and dramatic mountain peaks.

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Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy a luxurious Danube cruise to visit the opulent Melk Church above the riverbank
  • Discover the grandeur and grace of the Hapsburg Palace that borders the city of Vienna
  • Stroll through a stunning Glacier Palace in view of the Matterhorn peak
  • Experience the copper tiles of the Golden Roof and the black-marble tomb of Maximilian I in Innsbruck
  • Wander the medieval grounds of Chateau de Chillon and follow in the footsteps of the dukes of Savoy
  • View the open grounds of Bearpark, which is home to a family of bears for which the capital was named
  • Travel along a historical cogwheel train to the Schynige plateau for an unparalleled view of the jagged peaks of the Jungfrau massif
  • Sip delicious wines from the traditional vineyards of the Lavaux wine region
  • Visit the unique World War II era Nazi retreat and bunker at the infamous Eagle’s Nest
  • Delight in a scenic train ride through the countryside on the Glacier Express Train to visit the charming villages at the base of the Matterhorn

Detailed Description

Whether you are a fan of castles and palaces or take pleasure in hiking across meadows, you will enjoy this 12-day tour to Austria and Switzerland.  The countryside will be your playground, and the cities and villages will be your classroom on this immersive tour of history, culture, and landscapes. Your flight will land at Vienna Airport, and your private transfer will escort you into the heart of the city. Here, you will spend the next day with a tour of Austria’s capital.

The following day, you will board a boat on the Danube River before visiting the Mel Abbey and the Salzkammergut Lakeland en route to Salzburg. Here, you can traverse the charming streets of Salzburg at your preferred pace in addition to taking in the Baroque architecture and musical history around the city. You will then have an excursion to the Bavarian Alps to see the infamous Eagle’s Nest before venturing to Innsbruck. In Innsbruck, you will witness the graceful artistry of the city and its medieval lanes before continuing over the Swiss border to the lakeside town of St. Moritz.

Here, you can visit the charming old town of Chur to catch the Glacier Express Train to the Matterhorn base. Once you reach the village of Zermatt, you can relax with an impressive view of the massif. The next day will be yours to discover the majesty of the region around Zermatt, and you can hike along the countless trails before entering an ice cave at the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise. The following day, you will stop at Lake Geneva and stroll along the ramparts of Chateau de Chillon before continuing to the capital city of Bern.

You will receive an introduction to Swiss tradition in the Lavaux wine region. Afterward, you will travel to the alpine town of Interlaken to witness the drama of the Jungfrau Massif. Your guide will lead you on an all-encompassing tour of Lucerne with time to cruise along the fjord-like lake on a scenic cruise.

Starting Price

$4,675 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.

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