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.
Vienna – The Imperial City
Vienna is a vibrant city that embodies the best of Austria’s illustrious. A private transfer will meet you at the Vienna airport upon your arrival and escort you to your accommodations in the heart of the city. The State Opera House stages more than 300 performances a year and has fuelled a dramatic passion for the art since the 1600s. This evening, you will have the luxury of attending a performance here. The current structure was built in the 19th-century with embellished French Renaissance style.
Vienna – Explore Vienna
Salzburg – Cruise along the Danube
Salzburg – A Day at your Leisure
St. Moritz – Visit Innsbruck
Zermatt – The Glacier Express
Zermatt – Alpine Beauty around Zermatt
Berne – The Banks of the Aare River
Berne – The Lavaux Wine Region
Lucerne – Scenic Tour of Interlake
Lucerne – The Treasures of the City
Lucerne – Departure
- 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
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.
$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.
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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