The mountains are a majestic setting, home to fairytales inspired by prairies and peaks. Villages cast charming spells, and panoramic views of the landscape can take your breath away. Embark on one of the most exhilarating tour packages of Europe with romance at its heart. Gilded rooms pay homage to gentle knights inside lavish castles. Ice statues decorate palaces carved into the mountains. Whether traversing the slopes in winter or discovering...
Hearing the Music of Salzburg
Salzburg is considered the northwest gateway to Austria. The city is set in a magnificent valley filled with the music of the River Salzach and the lingering memory of Mozart, who was born in the city in the 18th century. Domes and spires of numerous baroque churches create a charming skyline underneath the towering cliff of the fortress and the powerful peaks of the encircling mountains. When you arrive at Salzburg Airport, your private transfer is already waiting. In the city center, you find horse drawn carriages taking locals and visitors on romantic rides around Old Town. Narrow alleyways fill with classical music drifting out of open windows and accompanying the aroma of freshly baked cakes and slowly brewed coffee. The city has a particular magic of its own. When you settle into your luxurious accommodation, you can enjoy the splendors of Salzburg’s historic streets and Alpine charm at your leisure.
The True Romance of Salzburg
Hello to Hallstatt
Passionate View of the Italian Dolomites
An Alpine Day at Leisure
Nestling into the Alps
Stepping into Fairytales
Chalet at the Heart of the Mountain
Comfortable Alpine Excursion
The French Know Fondue Too
Private Moments in the Alps
Romance in the Mountains
- Indulge in comfort and luxury on a tour tailored to romance in the majestic mountains of Europe
- Visit castles that have inspired fairy tales in both design and location, including a number of palaces carved in ice
- Revel in the charms of idyllic alpine villages set on the shores of opulent lakes
- Explore the vast greenery of Europe’s highest plateau in Alpe di Siusi, surrounded by marvelous peaks
- Witness stunning glacial waterfalls near a traditional Swiss village
- Enjoy a meal with a panorama looking out to Mont Blanc, France, the highest peak in Europe
- Traverse the quaint historic streets of Salzburg, Austria on a private guided tour of the city’s past and present luster
- Delight in a series of gondola rides, each offering a different view of the encompassing mountains and valleys
- In the summer, you can relish romantic hikes and in the winter, you can treasure couple’s ski or snowboard runs
Chalets are synonymous with the mountains. Comfort and luxury fill the interior with a view of the natural splendor of the landscape. Your 12-day alpine vacation shows you the endless marvels of the mountaintops and the continuous ardor inspired by the natural landscape and charismatic villages across the Alps and Dolomites. When you arrive in Salzburg, Austria your private transfer meets you at the airport. The city center has a historic village-like ambiance surrounded by a romantic backdrop of the mountains. The remainder of the day is yours to relax in the city as you please.
The following day, your guide meets you at the hotel and escorts you on a private tour of Salzburg, showing you the Baroque architecture and colorful markets, along with more pleasures from the city’s past. After breakfast, you make your way to the picturesque town of Hallstatt, located in the Salzkammergut Lake Region. The peaceful town allows you to indulge in the day at your leisure, whether enjoying the view or visiting the ancient salt mine. A scenic drive through the Dolomites takes you into Italy and the stunning high-altitude plateau of Alpe di Siusi. You have an entire day to revel in the vast pastures, explore the towering cliffs, visit the town of Bolzano, or even take a couple’s cooking course to learn how to make a comforting meal for two.
The following day, you will have a chance to ride a gondola taking you to Germany’s highest point, known as Zugspitze before continuing into the Bavarian town known as Füssen. Your guide meets you in the morning to lead you through a private tour of King Ludwig’s fairytale castles, Neuschwanstein and Hohenshwangau. You have time to take in a charming bike ride around the nearby villages as well. The following day, your private transfer takes you into the majestic rolling peaks of the Swiss Alps, settling in the exceptional Lauterbrunnen Valley. Enjoy the comforts of the chalet and spend a full day discovering the wonders of the mountains, from glacial waterfalls to a mountaintop village near an ice palace.
You venture from the Swiss Alps to the French Alps, finding a cozy and luxurious atmosphere at the resort town of Chamonix. Revel in the beauty of the landscape on a couple’s gondola ride to the top of Le Brévent, where you can indulge in a dinner with a breathtaking view. You have the entire next day to fully enjoy your France vacation and explore the awe-inspiring scenery around Chamonix, from the tremendous network of gondolas to France’s highest glacier. On your final morning, your private transfer will meet you in the lobby of your hotel and escort you to Geneva Airport for your flight home.
$4,291 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.
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