Day 1 | Highlights:
Arrive in Munich and transfer to your centrally located hotel, where you’ll enjoy a two night stay. This evening, meet your fellow travellers and Tour Director over a welcome drink to celebrate the start of a wonderful journey.
Day 2 | Munich Highlights:
Explore the Bavarian city of Munich with your expert local guide who’ll help you discover the wonder of this fine city, including the Marienplatz, Glockenspiel and Viktualienmarkt.
Day 3 | Munich > Salzburg Highlights:
This morning, visit the majestic spires of Neuschwanstein Castle and discover some of its fascinating back-story before continuing to Salzburg for an overnight stay .
Day 4 | Salzburg > Innsbruck Highlights:
Today, enjoy a walking tour that includes locations used during the filming of ‘The Sound of Music’, as well as Mozart’s birthplace and residence. Then, continue on to Innsbruck for a wonderful tour of its highlights before you ascend the Bergisel Ski Jump tower for breathtaking views over the city. Tonight, you can look forward to your overnight stay.
Day 5 | Innsbruck > Bern Highlights:
Immerse yourself in the spectacular scenery of Seefeld as you enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride. Afterwards, savour delicious apple strudel, an eternal Austrian favourite.
Day 6 | Bern > Lucerne > Bern Highlights:
Journey to Lucerne, and enjoy a walking tour of the Old Town, including the Chapel Bridge, followed by a picturesque cruise across Lucerne’s lake to the village of Vitznau. Here you’ll join the oldest cogwheel train in Switzerland for a breathtaking ascent of Mount Rigi.
Day 7 | Bern > St. Moritz Highlights:
Enjoy conversation and cheese tasting with wine or home-made apple juice on your visit to a rural Swiss farm. It’s a splendid opportunity to discover a little more about local life in this idyllic part of the world.
Day 8 | St. Moritz > Zermatt Highlights:
Board the Glacier Express for an unforgettable ride through the Swiss Alps. Travel through breathtaking mountain terrain towards the alpine village of Zermatt, where you’ll get to immerse yourself in the traditional atmosphere on your two night stay.
Day 9 | Zermatt Highlights:
Ascend the Swiss Alps on board the most spectacular scenic rail journey to Switzerland’s highest open-air rail station, Gornergrat, for magnificent views of the Gornergrat Ridge, including the Matterhorn. Alternatively, embrace the alpine way of life on a guided hike through majestic mountain scenery.
Day 10 | Zermatt > Montreux Highlights:
Board a cog-wheel train to the village of Täsch. Continue your coach journey towards Montreux. Upon arrival, cruise across Lake Geneva to Chillon Castle, an architectural jewel in the most beautiful setting, and enjoy an included tour. Return to Montreux, your base for your overnight Special Stay.
Day 11 | Montreux > Zurich Highlights:
As you leave Montreux behind, travel to Vevey, where milk chocolate was created, and Charlie Chaplin settled after fleeing the United States. Following your orientation tour, enjoy some free time, before travelling to Zurich, the country’s largest city, where you’ll view the Bahnhofstrasse and Romanesque Cathedral, among other fascinating highlights. Later, check into your hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 12 | Zurich Highlights:
Depart your journey today after breakfast.