Last Minute Deal Trafalgar Tours | Switzerland and Austria Summer 2019

Lofty peaks and musical legends feature on this journey through Switzerland and Austria, with beautiful Vienna, St.

Moritz and Lake Geneva among the highlights you'll encounter traversing the heart of Europe.


Tour Operator: Trafalgar Tours
  • What's Included

    • 12 hot buffet breakfasts
    • 5 dinners (including Be My Guest)
  • Pricing

      • Start Date
      • End Date
      • Price
        (Twin)
      • 25 Aug 19
      • 6 Sep 19
      • $4,975
      • 1 Sep 19
      • 13 Sep 19
      • $4,975
      • 8 Sep 19
      • 20 Sep 19
      • $4,975
      • 15 Sep 19
      • 27 Sep 19
      • $4,950

      Book now and receive a last minute payment discount. Pay only $4,455 for this departure

      • 22 Sep 19
      • 4 Oct 19
      • $4,875

      Book now and receive a last minute payment discount. Pay only $4,388 for this departure

      • 29 Sep 19
      • 11 Oct 19
      • $4,875

      Book now and receive a last minute payment discount. Pay only $4,388 for this departure

    Please note: while prices are accurate at time of loading they are subject to change due to currency fluctuations and currency surcharges may apply.Please check price at time of booking
  • Itinerary

    Day 1 - Arrive Zurich

    Your epic journey to the heart of Europe launches in the sophisticated cultural hotspot of Zurich, whose historic centre and scenic lakeside you will have an opportunity to explore, before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for an orientation of the city's iconic sights and a Welcome Reception.

     

    Day 2 - Zurich – Liechtenstein – Salzburg Sightseeing

    Embark on a soul-stirring encounter with the valleys and lofty peaks of Liechtenstein, bound for its tiny capital, Vaduz. Continue along the scenic Arlberg route into the Tyrol to your overnight stop in the Baroque city of Salzburg. Here, you will join a Local Specialist for a walking tour that will take you past iconic sights, including the house where Mozart once lived and Domplatz with its imposing Salzburger Dom Cathedral, Residenz Castle and St. Peter's Abbey.

     

    Day 3 - Salzburg – Vienna (2 Nights)

    Waltz through the scenic Austrian countryside, past Lake Mondsee and the rolling hills, fortresses and valleys of the picturesque Wachau Valley. See Melk Abbey perched atop its rocky bastion above the beautiful Danube. Our home for the next two nights is the glorious Imperial city of Vienna.

     

    Day 4 - Vienna Sightseeing and Free Time

    Admire the grand boulevards and beautiful Gothic and Baroque façades on a guided sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist, who will take you to see the State Opera, Hofburg, St. Stephen's Cathedral and Parliament. Immerse yourself in the centuries-old history of 'Am Hof', before spending free time soaking up the Kaffee culture of the city. This evening, you may wish to embrace the talents of the City of Music and attend a Viennese concert in one of the city's magnificent performance venues.

     

    Day 5 - Vienna – Piber Stud Farm – Villach

    We journey south to visit the Lipizzaner Stud farm at Piber and 'Dive Into Culture' to gain insights into the breeding of these athletic white stallions for the Spanish Riding School. This evening, we 'Connect With Locals', joining Sister Monika and the nuns of Kloster Wernberg for a traditional Carinthian Be My Guest dinner at a monastery housed in a beautiful old castle. We'll overnight in Villach.

     

    Day 6 - Villach – Innsbruck

    Admire spectacular Alpine scenery, journeying over the remarkable Felbertauern Road on your way to the capital of the Tyrol, Innsbruck. Here you will have an opportunity to admire Emperor Maximilian's Golden Roof, St. James Cathedral and see the Olympic ski jump.

     

    Day 7 - Innsbruck – St. Moritz Free Time

    This morning, we cross the Swiss border and travel through the enchanting landscapes of the Engadine Valley. Arriving in the chic winter sports resort of St. Moritz, we have the afternoon on our own to explore the scenic landscape or perhaps take a mountain pass train ride. This evening, we enjoy dinner at our hotel.

     

    Day 8 - St. Moritz – Stresa – Zermatt (2 Nights)

    Drive through the Maloja Pass, past Lake Como, to the sun-kissed shores of Lake Maggiore and explore the sophisticated lakeside town of Stresa. See the Borromean Islands, with their beautiful palaces and gardens. Tonight, enjoy views of the Alps from one of Trafalgar's 'Stays With Stories' - the Hotel Ambassador.

     

    Day 9 - Zermatt Free Day

    Spend a full free day soaking up Zermatt's crisp mountain air and panoramic vistas. Relax in beautiful surrounds or consider an Optional Experience to the Klein Matterhorn for the most spectacular mountain views.

     

    Day 10 - Zermatt – Chillon – Montreux

    Our journey continues through the Rhône Valley. We arrive on the tranquil shores of Lake Geneva, where we will view Chillon Castle, an island castle immortalised in Lord Byron's 'Prisoner of Chillon'. We follow the lakeshore to Montreux, set against the pristine backdrop of snow-covered peaks and vineyards.

     

    Day 11 - Montreux – Berne – Interlaken – Lucerne Orientation (2 Nights)

    Travel via Berne to Interlaken, set in the heart of Switzerland in the shadow of the mighty Jungfrau (subject to weather conditions). Then, cross the Brünig Pass to lakeside Lucerne, where you'll view the ancient wooden Chapel Bridge suspended over the Reuss and visit the poignant Lion Monument to pay tribute to the brave Swiss Guards who lost their lives defending Louis XVI during the French Revolution. Tonight, we stay at one of Trafalgar's 'Stays With Stories' - the Grand Hotel Europe, promising the elegance of yesteryear and sweeping lake vistas.

     

    Day 12 - Lucerne Free Day

    Snow-capped peaks surround you as you wander through the medieval streets of Lucerne, lined with colourful muralled façades. Spend a full day on your own exploring the Old Town, enjoy a leisurely Swiss lunch or consider an Optional Experience ascending a nearby mountain for panoramic views. This evening, toast to your epic journey during your Farewell Dinner.

     

    Day 13 - Lucerne – Depart Zurich

    We say a fond farewell to Switzerland and our newfound friends at the end of an unforgettable journey. A transfer is available to Zurich Airport. Conditions apply.

     

    Switzerland and Austria Summer 2019
*Terms and Conditions
Offer subject to availability at time of booking. Prices are per person share twin based on best available tour price, inclusive of all discounts unless otherwise stated. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and are based on cash or cheque. Tour deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions may apply. Food fund and airfares may be additional. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry.
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