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Grand Alpine Explorer: 14 Days

Featuring: Munich, the Austrian Lakes and the Swiss Alps

Stretching across much of mainland Europe, the wild and rugged Alps are home to some of the world's most magnificent landscapes. On this marvelous tour we discover the incredible attractions in three of the countries around the towering peaks - from the German city of Munich to the beautiful Austrian Lakes and Switzerland's superb mountain railways.

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  • Package Includes:

    SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS
    •A ride on the Glacier Express in panoramic carriages
    •Tour of Munich with a local guide
    •Excursion to Salzburg, including a guided tour
    •Excursion on the Achenseebahn Railway and a cruise on Lake Achensee
    •Excursion on the Jungfrau Railway to the ‘Top of Europe'


    ALSO INCLUDED
    •13 nights hotel accommodations
    •23 meals included (14 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 8 dinners)
    •Return journey on the Bernina Express to Tirano
    •The services of a professional Tour Manager
    •First Class rail travel throughout


    This rail vacation is operated by our partner, Great Rail Journeys.

  • DAY 1 ARRIVE MUNICH
    Welcome to Munich! Located within sight of the Alps, lively Munich is the capital of Bavaria, as well as one of Germany's best-loved cities. We spend two nights here at the Maritim Hotel. D


    DAY 2 MUNICH

    Today we discover more of Munich. With a rich culture and heritage, the city has a wonderful collection of museums, galleries and architectural treasures. We enjoy a guided tour to introduce the highlights of the city, before time to explore at leisure. B


    DAY 3 TO SALZBURG AND THE AUSTRIAN LAKES

    Leaving Munich behind, today we take the train into Austria. We arrive in Salzburg, a city with a wealth of musical heritage, known the world over as the birthplace of Mozart, and the setting for Rogers & Hammerstein's ‘The Sound of Music'. On arrival we enjoy a guided tour. After the tour, you are free to discover more of the city. Later we travel by motorcoach to Lake Traunsee, a spectacular lake which resembles a fjord, for three nights in the lakeside village of Traunkirchen, at the Hotel Post. B,D


    DAY 4 TRAUNKIRCHEN

    Today is free for you to relax in Traunkirchen. Perhaps take a stroll around the village's twisting cobbled lanes, and admire the authentic fishermen's cottages, or visit nearby Bad Ischl. B


    DAY 5 AUSTRIAN LAKES

    We explore the stunning Austrian Lake District. We head first to St Wolfgang, a charming, historic town, before continuing to St Gilgen, full of Baroque and Rococo character and colorful streets lined with pavement cafés. We continue to pretty Mondsee, whose 15th century church featured in the wedding scene of ‘The Sound of Music'. B,D


    DAY 6 INNSBRUCK

    We transfer by motorcoach to Salzburg, where we join the rail service for the journey into the Tyrol. Our base for two nights is the Hotel Grauer Bar. After settling in, your afternoon is free for you to explore the Tyrolean capital; perhaps visit the maze of cobbled alleyways in the Old Town, which reflect the city's historic and cultural past with its Renaissance and Baroque buildings. B


    DAY 7 ACHENSEEBAHN RAILWAY

    We take a trip on the superb Achenseebahn Railway. After journeying to Jenbach by mainline rail, we join the steam powered cogwheel railway for the ascent to Achensee, for a relaxing cruise across the crystal-clear emerald waters of the lake. We later return to Innsbruck. B,D


    DAY 8 ST. MORITZ

    Today's journey takes us into the spellbinding scenery of Switzerland. The journey continues through attractive Liechtenstein and into the Swiss town of Sargans to the elegant lakeside resort of St. Mortiz for three nights at the Hotel Schweizerhof. B,D


    DAY 9 THE BERNINA EXPRESS AND ST MORITZ

    Today we take a journey on the superb Bernina Line, which passes glaciers, rushing mountain streams and flower-filled Alpine meadows. During our journey we travel across the spiraling viaduct at Brusio. Later we arrive in Tirano in Italy. You have some free time in Tirano before our return journey. B,D


    DAY 10 DAY AT LEISURE

    Today you are free to explore St Moritz. You may like to take advantage of your included St Moritz travel card, which allows you free travel on the town's cable cars. Why not ride to the summit of the Diavolezza, which boasts stunning views over the surrounding peaks? B


    DAY 11 THE GLACIER EXPRESS AND INTERLAKEN

    We take the famous Glacier Express along the iconic route from St Moritz to Brig, enjoying the incredible view through the panoramic windows of our First Class carriage. On leaving St Moritz we travel into the upper Rhine Valley, enjoying a two-course lunch at our seats whilst watching stunning scenery pass slowly by. Once we reach Brig, we switch trains and travel to Interlaken, for a three-night stay at the Hotel Interlaken. B,L


    DAY 12 THE JUNGFRAU RAILWAY

    Today we travel to the Jungfraujoch - Europe's highest railway station. When the train arrives at Jungfraujoch, the ‘Top of Europe', you will be 11,333ft above sea level. With free time at the summit station, you can explore the Ice Palace and its many ice sculptures. We descend via the charming mountain resort of Grindelwald. B,D


    DAY 13 INTERLAKEN

    Your day is free to spend at leisure in Interlaken. B,D


    DAY 14 DEPART ZURICH

    You will transfer to Zurich where you will catch your departure flight. B


    Legend for meals: B - Breakfast, BR - Brunch, L - Lunch, D - Dinner



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