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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.