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Grand Alpine Adventure

(14 days, Zurich - Vienna, 2015)
Grand Alpine Adventure Tour
This 14 day Grand Alpine adventure takes you from Zurich to Vienna via Munich and Salzburg witnessing some of Europe’s most naturally beautiful locations along the way.

Zurich to Vienna
The Alps is one of the great mountain ranges Europe, stretching from Austria and Slovenia in the east through Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, France and Monaco in the west. The Swiss Alps is a journey of breathtaking beauty, from Zürich’s impressive array of museums and art galleries; the medieval marvels of the capital, Bern; and Montreux’s spectacular views of terraced vineyards over Lake Geneva towards the towering peaks of the French Alps; to the architectural jewel of Chillon Castle; the ski resort of Zermatt situated in the shadows of the famous Matterhorn; and St. Moritz, a chic and exclusive international resort also known for its curative mineral springs. Switzerland also boasts the Glacier Express for a magnificent mountain rail journey through the Albula Pass and over the impressive Landwasser Viaduct to Andermatt and Lucerne, for the quaint village of Vitznau and Mount Rigi. The Italian Alps are home to the tranquil waters of Lake Maggiore, the Borromean Islands and Stresa; whilst Vaduz, capital of Liechtenstein; Innsbruck, capital of the Austrian Tyrol; Munich in Bavarian Germany and picturesque Salzburg; and imperial Vienna are all treasures to be discovered.

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Exclusive once in a lifetime experiences

  • Experience rural life in Switzerland with a visit to a regional Swiss farm
  • Indulge on apple strudel at a local inn before enjoying a traditional horse-drawn carriage ride amongst the woods of Seefeld
  • Enjoy a concert of Classical music at the Kursalon, a beautiful Italian Renaissance Palace, followed by dinner

Scenic Free Choice

  • 4 included options to choose from in 3 locations

Dining Experiences

  • 24 superb meals including, 13 Breakfasts (B), and 11 Dinners (D)

Scenic Highlights

  • Spend a night in picturesque Montreux on the shores of Lake Geneva
  • Cruise across Lake Geneva to Chillon Castle
  • Board the Glacier Express, one of the world’s most scenic rail journeys
  • Spend two nights in Lucerne and see the historic Chapel Bridge
  • Tour the spectacular Neuschwanstein Castle
  • Travel the Romantic Road to Munich
  • Visit Schönbrunn Palace, one of the world’s most beautiful palaces
  • ALL TIPPING and GRATUITIES
Day 1: Zurich
Welcome to Switzerland and the country’s largest city, Zurich. On arrival you will be met by your Scenic Tours representative and transferred to your centrally located hotel. Enjoy a Welcome Drink with your Tour Director and fellow travellers this evening.
Overnight Stay: Zurich
Day 2: Zurich - Montreux (B,D)
Discover Zurich on your tour this morning, including the Bahnhofstrasse and Romanesque Cathedral. Home to a World Heritage old town, we’ll make our way to the Swiss capital of Bern for an orientation tour and time at leisure. En route to the magnificent city of Montreux we’ll stop in Gruyères - known for the famous Gruyères cheese.
Overnight Special Stay: Montreux
Day 3: Montreux - Zermatt
Cruise across Lake Geneva to Chillon Castle, an architectural jewel in the most beautiful setting and where you’ll enjoy an included tour. Board a cog-wheel train to the Swiss Alps village of Zermatt, a car free village with views to one of the tallest mountains in the Alps, the famous Matterhorn.
Two Night Stay: Hotel Sonne
Day 4: Zermatt (B,D)
SCENIC FREE CHOICE(1) ascend the Swiss Alps aboard 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; or (2) a guided hike through majestic mountain scenery.
Day 5: Zermatt - St. Moritz (B,D)
Board the Glacier Express for breath-taking mountain views this morning before crossing the Italian border to arrive in Stresa on the shores of Lake Maggiore. Our scenic journey to the mountain resort town of St Moritz this afternoon is via the picturesque cities of Como and Chiavenna.
Overnight Stay: St. Moritz
Day 6: St. Moritz - Lucerne (B,D)
Continuing our spectacular rail journey aboard the Glacier Express through the Swiss Alps today, we arrive into Andermatt in the Urseren valley, flanked by majestic mountains. SCENIC ENRICH Enjoy conversation and cheese tasting with wine or home-made apple juice on your visit to a rural Swiss farm.
Two Night Stay: Lucerne
Day 7: Lucerne (B,D)
Enjoy a walking tour of the old town including the Chapel Bridge followed by a picturesque cruise on Lucerne’s lake to the village of Vitznau. Here we join the oldest cogwheel train in Switzerland for the breath-taking ascent of Mount Rigi.
Day 8: Lucerne - Innsbruck (B,D)
Travelling via the tiny tax haven of Liechtenstein we’ll leave Switzerland for Austria this morning. SCENIC ENRICH Visit the Austrian town of Seefeld and enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride and sample the famous Austrian dessert, apple strudel. On arrival to Innsbruck, enjoy a tour of the city’s highlights including ascending the Bergisel Ski Jump tower for breathtaking views over Innsbruck.
Overnight Stay: Innsbruck
Day 9: Innsbruck - Munich (B)
This morning visit the incredible exhibit that is Swarovski World. Continue through towering peaks to Hohenschwangau to see the majestic spires of Neuschwanstein Castle for an included guided tour. Later follow the Romantic Road to Munich.
Two Night Stay: Munich
Day 10: Munich (B,D)
Enjoy your morning walking tour of Munich featuring the Marienplatz, Glockenspiel and Viktualienmarkt. SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) BMW world showcasing its wide collections of cars; or (2) Dachau concentration camp.
Day 11: Munich - Salzburg (B,D)
Visit Hitler’s Summer resort, the Eagle’s Nest. In Salzburg enjoy a walking tour featuring highlights such as some of the locations used during the filming of ‘The Sound of Music’, and Mozart’s birthplace and residence.
Overnight Stay: Salzburg
Day 12: Salzburg - Vienna (B,D)
Today we venture into the Salzkammergut to tour the region made famous by ‘The Sound of Music’, with its high lush meadows, snow covered mountains and crystal-clear lakes. We stop in the town of Mondsee on the similarly named lake to take pictures of the church where Maria was married to Captain Von Trapp in the film.
Two Night Stay: Vienna
Day 13: Vienna (B,D)
With a local guide we visit the city’s outstanding monuments to Imperial glory. We take a drive along the Ringstrasse to absorb such sights as the Votive Church, the City Hall, the Stadtpark with its famous statue of Johann Strauss, the Opera House and the elegant, baroque church of St. Charles Borromeo. Then we visit the Silver Collection in the Hofburg museum to be spellbound by the opulence and splendour of imperial life as we observe silverware once owned by the Habsburg dynasty. Later we visit one of the world’s most beautiful Palaces – the entrancing Schönbrunn Palace – favourite residence of the Empress Maria Theresa. SCENIC ENRICH Tonight, enjoy a fitting conclusion to our tour; a concert of Classical music at the Kursalon, a beautiful Italian Renaissance Palace, followed by dinner.
Day 14: Vienna (B)
This morning after breakfast you are transferred* to Vienna airport for your onward or homebound flight.

*Check transfer entitlements with your travel agent. For guests who have already received documentation - refer to your booking summary.

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Depart Date Price
Apr 2015
30
from AUD $8,550
May 2015
28
from AUD $8,550
Jun 2015
18
from AUD $8,550
Jul 2015
18
from AUD $8,550
Aug 2015
1
29
from AUD $8,550
Sep 2015
26
from AUD $8,550
Itinerary and departure dates subject to change. Please inquire for full details. All prices are in CAD and based on per passenger twin share. Refer to the terms and conditions.
Itinerary and departure dates subject to change. Please inquire for full details. All prices are in USD and based on per passenger twin share. Refer to the terms and conditions.
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Duration
14 Days
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AUD $8,550
per person twin share
Dates
30 Apr 2015
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28 May 2015
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18 Jun 2015
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18 Jul 2015
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01 Aug 2015
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29 Aug 2015
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26 Sep 2015
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