ALPINE , BERNINA & GLACIER EXPRESS
13 Day Tour from Munich to Zürich
- Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.
- Visits to Munich, Linderhof Castle, Innsbruck, Kitzbühel, Bolzano, St. Moritz, Zermatt, Lucerne, Interlaken.
- Ammergau Alps, Inn Valley, Grossglockner, Dolomites, Swiss Alps, Engadine National Park, Lake Como.
- Local Guides for city sightseeing in Turin, Berne. Professional Tour Director while touring.
The breathtaking Alps span the borders of several European countries, and this vacation gives you the opportunity to see the best of the alpine region. Begin in Bavaria’s capital, Munich, and see how the landscape changes from flatland to gentle hills to magnificent mountains. Visit King Ludwig’s rococo Linderhof Castle and cross the border into Austria to overnight in Innsbruck. From Tyrol, travel via the Grossglockner Pass to the majestic Dolomites, now a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site. See quaint villages, imposing peaks, and enchanting forests, and learn about the alpine culture. Journey through South Tyrol and to Engadine National Park, one of the most beautiful mountain areas in the world. Stay in St. Moritz and enjoy leisure time. Experience the scenic Bernina Express train, which returns you to Italy, and skirt the blue shores of Lake Como. Visit Turin (Torino), recent host of the Winter Olympics. Back in Switzerland, visit car-free Zermatt at the foot of the Matterhorn, then ride on the Glacier Express train to Andermatt. Rejoin your motorcoach and travel to Lake Lucerne for an overnight. Then experience Interlaken and Berne (capital of Switzerland), and conclude your grand adventure in Zürich.
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Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore this delightful Bavarian capital. Why not spend some time at the Marienplatz to marvel at the world-famous Glockenspiel or join the locals at a traditional Biergarten? Later, meet up with your Tour Director and fellow travelers. MUNICH AREA Tryp (ST).
A fascinating itinerary today. First, visit Munich, then, head south to visit LINDERHOF CASTLE, set deep in a forested valley in the Ammergau Alps. The smallest of the three fairytale palaces commissioned by King Ludwig II and inspired by Louis XIV’s Versailles, the rococo-style Linderhof is surrounded by splendid Italian Renaissance gardens with landscaped sections similar to an English garden. Next, journey into Austria through the scenic Inn Valley to Innsbruck to admire its fascinating town center and historic GOLDEN ROOF. (B,D) MUNICH AREA Tryp (ST).
More glorious Alpine landscapes as you head to medieval Kitzbühel with its classic Tyrolean chalets and striking cobblestone center dating back to the 9th century. Later, motor to Grossglockner Pass—the highest in Austria and featuring thrilling views of 12,460-foot-high Grossglockner Mountain, lush dairy pastures, and picturesque villages. On through the splendid Dolomites scenery to the celebrated Cortina d’Ampezzo winter resort for an overnight. (B) INNSBRUCK AREA Bon Alpina (ST) at Igls, or Ramada Tivoli (ST).
This morning, travel west through the spectacular Dolomites, then over Falzarego and Pordoi Passes. Stop at the enchanting Lake Carezza to admire its brilliant rainbow colors and to search for the beautiful mermaid who, according to legend, hid here from the romantic pursuits of a powerful wizard. On to Bolzano, “Gateway to the Dolomites,” with time to visit the SOUTH TYROLEAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM and its famous “Iceman” mummy exhibit. Later, head for Merano for the night. (B) CORTINA Villa Argentina (ST).
Enjoy a morning break in Glorenza, the smallest fortified city in Tyrol and ideally situated where Switzerland, Austria, and Italy meet. Via Tubre, descend into Engadine National Park, one of the most beautiful mountain areas in the world. Deep blue lakes, airy larch forests that turn golden in the fall, 12,000-foot-high peaks, and quaint villages with characteristic Grisons-style homes usher you on to glamorous St. Moritz, the oldest and most famous winter resort in the world. (B,D) MERANO Flora (ST).
A whole day to do as you please in this stylish Swiss spa resort, known for its stunning mountain scenery and superb shopping. (B) ST. MORITZ Hotel Bären (ST).
Today, experience a memorable trip aboard the BERNINA EXPRESS. Crossing the Alps to Tirano in Italy, this spectacular rail journey takes you to altitudes greater than 6,560 feet. Later, rejoin your motorcoach and head via Chiavenna to the shores of Lake Como, Italy’s third-largest lake and one of the deepest in Europe. (B,D) ST. MORITZ Hotel Bären (ST).
Travel southwest today through the Po Valley to Turin, birthplace of Fiat automobiles and home to the intriguing Shroud of Turin. Upon arrival, sightseeing with a Local Guide includes all the major sites. This evening, consider an optional dinner. (B) LAKE COMO Lario (ST) at Mezzegra.
A pleasant drive through the Aosta Valley, known as the smallest region in Italy and a favorite winter sports area. Enter Switzerland via ancient Martigny and Sion, one of the country’s largest wine-making regions, then head to charming Täsch in the Zermatt area. (B,D) TURIN Art Hotel Boston (F) or Art Hotel Olympic (F).
Spend the entire day in Zermatt, one of Switzerland’s best-known resorts situated in the shadow of the legendary Matterhorn, strolling along the narrow, traffic-free streets lined with a variety of shops, cafés, and bars. Later, enjoy an optional ride on Europe’s highest rack railway to 10,272-foot Gornergrat for breathtaking views of the Alps. (B) ZERMATT AREA Matterhorn Resort (ST) at Täsch.
Today, another highlight of your tour: the world-renowned GLACIER EXPRESS. This is Switzerland’s most famous mountain railway, which passes over hundreds of bridges and through dozens of tunnels to give unique panoramic views of the Swiss Alps and surrounding valleys, forests, Alpine meadows, rushing streams, and picture-perfect villages. Board the Glacier Express in Zermatt and leave it in Andermatt in the St. Gotthard massif, 4,711 feet above sea level. Rejoin your motorcoach for the descent into the dramatically different landscape of the lovely Lucerne aea. (B) LUCERNE AREA Luzernerhof (ST).
Cross Brünig Pass this morning and continue to Interlaken. Along the way, take photos of the Jungfrau massif with its three legendary peaks: Jungfrau, Mönch, and Eiger. Travel through some of the country’s best farmland to its stately capital of Berne, where sightseeing includes BEAR PARK and the Federal Palace. Then, an easy drive to Zürich for a final overnight. (B) ZÜRICH Novotel City West (F).
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B) ZÜRICH Novotel City West (F).
Prices are calculated per person as following:
- Adult Price: USD 2359 per person
- Child Price: USD 2124 per person
Single supplement price is $600.00.
No triple room reduction.
Transfer Munich Airport:
$25.00 per person
Transfer Zurich Airport :
$25.00 per person
Based on the same arrival & departure date.
prices may vary in case of extra nights.
please call for the exact pricinig.
Cash,Credit cards and Bank transfers.
You may confirm this reservation with a $750.00 non-refundable deposit.
Following items are included in the price and you will not charge for them:
- Buffet breakfasts, 4 dinners.
Price Does Not Include:
Following items are not included in the price and you may have to pay it:
- Visas and vaccinations
- Laundry; telephone; minibar; alcohol, beverages, and food outside of the contracted menu as presented at a hotel or restaurant (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel, ship, or restaurant)
- Additional excursions and activities not listed as 'included' in the itinerary.
- Travel Protection premiums.
- The price listed does not include your airfare.
- Transfers; tips to your Tour or Cruise Director, Local Host, driver, Local Guides, and/or ships' crew; gratuities on ferries, trains, and cruise ships; porterage at airports or train stations.
Please read the policies carefully. This section contains important information.
* VALID FOR: Minimum 2 person travelling together.
* MEALS: Buffet breakfasts, 4 dinners.
* AIRPORT TRANSFER TIMES & FLIGHT WINDOWS: Munich Arrival Munich Airport - 6:00 AM - 4:30 PM
SET TRANSFERS 8:00am,10:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm terminal 1; terminal 2, 15 min. later
Zurich Departure Zurich Airport - 7:30 AM - 4:15 PM
* CHILD POLICIES: Children ages between 0 to 7 are not allowed in this vacation
* : Children ages 8 to 17 on the date of departure are welcomed if accompanied by an adult.
* STANDARD CANCELLATION FEES FOR ESCORTED AND INDEPENDENT VACATIONS: 45-22 days prior to commencement of services: 20%
21-8 days prior to commencement of services: 30%
7-1 days prior to commencement of services: 50%
On departure day and later: 100%
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