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Austria Swiss Tour 9 Nights 10 Days

Starts from $2280
  • 3 Nights Stay in Vienna
  • 2 Nights Stay in Salzburg
  • 1 Night Stay in Innsbruck
  • 2 Nights Stay in Interlaken
  • 1 Night Stay in Lucerne
  • Accommodation at city centre...
  • Itinerary
  • Package Inclusions

DAY 01 Arrive Vienna

Welcome to Austria - a place of exuberant palaces, baroque abbeys and spirit-soaring landscapes! Upon arrival in Vienna, you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred by a private vehicle to your hotel. (Private) Vienna, Austria

DAY 02 Vienna

Vienna, Austria

The rest of the day is at leisure. Why not choose an option of an Evening Cruise on Danube River? You will get to experience the most impressive sights of Vienna on board the MS Vienna.

City Tour and Schonbrunn Palace. (Seat in Coach) Today, get an overview of this spectacular city on a city tour and explore various historical landmarks such as the Schonbrunn Palace. Get introduced to the most important sights of the Austrian capital as you drive around the famous ~Ringstrasse~, Vienna~s main boulevard. Pass by the State Opera, the Museums of Fine Art and Natural History, the Parliament building, the Burgtheater (National Theatre), the City Hall and the University. The highlight of this programme is the visit to Schonbrunn Palace where you take a tour of some of the most magnificently decorated rooms. Return to the city centre, passing by Belvedere Palace.

OPTIONAL TOUR:

Full Day Budapest Tour (Seat in Coach)

This day trip takes you to the 'Paris of the East'. Enjoy a guided city tour of Hungary's capital, where we will visit the Fishermen's Bastion with Mathias Church. You will also have the opportunity to stroll around the castle area. We then pass by the impressive House of Parliament and Heroes Square. Shop around the city before returning back to Vienna.

Pick Up Point - Full Day Budapest Tour (seat In Coach) | Pick Up Time - 01:00 hrs | Duration - 01:00 hrs

Full Day Prague Tour (Seat in Coach)

This morning your city tour will take you to Prague, the 'City of a Thousand Spires " showcasing Prague's main sights. Later you will proceed on a walking tour of the Old Town passing by Venceslav Square, Tyn Cathedral, the Old Town Hall with it's famous Astronomical Clock and Charles Bridge. Fianlly, drive to the castle area and visit the 'Hradschin', passing by Saint Vitus Cathedral and the well known Golden Lane.

Pick Up Point - Full Day Prague Tour (seat In Coach) | Pick Up Time - 01:00 hrs | Duration - 01:00 hrs

Half Day Panorama and Danube Tour (Seat in Coach)

Enjoy a boat-trip on the mighty River Danube, to see the famous sights of Hundertwasser. Pass through modern Vienna with its impressive UN building and the Danube Tower en route for the northern part of the city, the 'Cobenzl' (or Northern Vienna Woods). From here you will have a marvellous panoramic view over Vienna. Then, passing by the picturesque little wine growing village of Grinzing, return back to the city centre.

Pick Up Point - Half Day Panorama And Danube Tour (seat In Coach). | Pick Up Time - 04:00 hrs | Duration - 04:00 hrs

Full Day Wachau Tour (Seat in Coach).

Enjoy this full day excursion to the magnificent Danube Valley; the 'Wachau', listed UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. Reach Melk for a visit to the impressive Baroque Benedictine Abbey, located high above the Danube. Return to Vienna passing by the medieval village of Durnstein and the charming town of Krems.

Pick Up Point - Full Day Wachau Tour (seat In Coach). | Pick Up Time - 08:00 hrs | Duration - 08:00 hrs

Evening Cruise on Grand Danube River (Seat in Coach)

Today, you will pass some of Vienna's most significant buildings like the Urania observatory, the Kunsthaus Wien and the Gasometer building on board the MS Vienna. After passing the modern Hydro Electric power plant Freudenau you will continue to the Reichsbruecke. Get a fabulous view of Vienna's tallest buildings - the UNO City, the Danube Tower (252m) and the Millenium Tower (202m). Appreciate the lock Nussdorf and the Thermal Waste Treatment Plant Spittela. On your return you will see the Rossau Barracks, the Vienna Ring Tower and the St. Rupert's Church, which is the oldest religious edifice of the city.

Pick Up Point - Evening Cruise On Grand Danube River (seat In Coach) | Pick Up Time - 03:30 hrs | Duration - 03:30 hrs

DAY 03 Vienna - Salzburg

This morning, you will transfer on your own to the Vienna Train station to board your train to the musical town of Salzburg and experience a memorable stay in Mozart's city (3 hours). Upon arrival in Salzburg you will transfer on your own to the hotel. Salzburg, Austria City Tour of Salzburg. (Seat in Coach)

In the afternoon, discover the treasures, secrets and special features of this baroque enchanting city on a City tour where you will see the Palace of Mirabell, the Mozarteum (University of Music), the Mozart Square and many more! You will arrive in Markart Square with the Landestheatre (The Regional Theatre), The Trinity Church and Mozart~s Wohnhaus (Mozart~s Residence), where the composer lived for many years. Crossing over the Salzach (Salt) river you will have a wonderful view of this magical city. You will pass by the Law Courts on the way to the Hellbrunn Palace where you will have a short photo stop. Hellbrunn Palace was built at the start of the 17th century to the design of the great architect Santino Solari and used as a hunting lodge and weekend residence by Salzburg~s Archbishops. On the way back to the city centre you will pass by the Palace of Frohnburg and the Nonnberg Abbey, situated beneath the impressive Hohensalzburg Fortress, before entering the heart of the city through the Siegmunds Gate. Once in the old city you will pass by the Festival Halls, Old University, Horse Pond, Getreidegasse and the Blasius Church. Proceed to Mozart Square where you will see the famous Mozart statue and the Cathedral.

DAY 04 Salzburg

Salzburg, Austria The day is at leisure. Why not take an optional "Sound of Music tour" which takes you around beautiful lakes and mountain area known as the Salzkammergut. Optionals you can choose on Day 04

OPTIONAL TOUR: The Most Unique "Sound of Music" Tour (Seat in Coach)

Relive the true story of the Von Trapp family which was filmed as the 'Sound of Music' in the Salzburg area. The tour, which has been Salzburg's most popular tour for over 20 years, is a combination of sightseeing in this historical city itself and in the beautiful lakes and mountains area known as the Salzkammergut, which is also a famous musical and cultural centre. The highlights and film locations of the 'Sound of Music', such as the beautiful gardens in Hellbrunn (where Liesl and Rolf sang 'I am 16 going on 17'), and the wedding church in Mondsee are a treat for all.

Pick Up Point - The Most Unique "sound Of Music" Tour (seat In Coach) | Pick Up Time - 04:00 hrs | Duration - 04:00 hrs

DAY 05 Salzburg -Innsbruck

This morning, you will transfer on your own to the Salzburg Train station to board your early morning train to the valley of Innsbruck, the capital of the Alps and an ideal base for touring Tirol and its neighbouring areas (2 hours). Upon arrival in Innsbruck you will transfer on your own to the hotel. Innsbruck, Austria

The evening is at leisure. Why not enjoy shopping in the city centre Or browse for souvenirs and exquisite gifts in the plethora of little shops in the Old Town Or just discover the beauty of traditional Tyrolean handicrafts or treat yourself to a culinary keepsake! Visit the Swarovski Crystal World. (Entrance Only) Later, on your own visit the Swarovski Crystal World in Wattens. A world of fantasy, an adventure museum with crystals, light and sound designs. The water spouting Giant (a remarkable huge face sculptured on top of a rock) will amaze you with his sparkling eyes! Inside the Giant, a whole crystal world awaits you: the Chambers of Wonders containing the Planet of Crystals, the Crystal Dome, the Crystal Theatre, the Ice passage and the Floating Poem.

DAY 06 Innsbruck - Interlaken

This morning, transfer from Innsbruck to Zurich by train. Use your Swiss Rail pass to travel from Zurich to Interlaken. Interlaken is located, in the heart of the Swiss alps, situated between the Lakes of Thun and Brienz and is at the foot the famous trio of peaks, the Eiger, the Mönch and the Jungfrau. Interlaken, Switzerland Enjoy the rest of your day relaxing in this most spectacular of settings or you can enjoy an optional Dinner Cruise on Lake Brienz.

OPTIONAL TOUR: Schilthorn with Swiss Pass

Travel from Interlaken to Murren, from where you will get to the 2970 metre Schilthorn/Piz Gloria mountain top by cable car in 32 minutes. As the longest aerial cableway in the Alps, the Schilthorn provides the most unimpeded panoramic views. Over 200 mountain peaks in a spectacular landscape are revealed as the world's first revolving mountain top restaurant slowly turns. For James Bond fans, the Schilthorn was transformed into the 'Piz Gloria' for the filming of 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service'. Follow the tracks of James Bond?in the?Touristorama where you can view glimpses of the 007 movie

Pick Up Point - Schilthorn With Swiss Pass | Pick Up Time - 05:00 hrs | Duration - 05:00 hrs

Indian / Swiss Dinner Cruise

Experience spectacular views, turquoise water, mountain peaks and typical Swiss chalet villages... Combine the scenic splendours of an evening cruise with delicious Indian/Swiss specialties and enjoy a special Swiss experience with a traditional buffet dinner and folklore music.

Pick Up Point - Indian / Swiss Dinner Cruise | Pick Up Time - 01:30 hrs | Duration - 01:30 hrs

DAY 07 Interlaken

Interlaken, Switzerland

Full day excursion to Jungfraujoch - Use your Swiss Rail Pass to travel from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen. (Train) Today you will venture aboard an unforgettable Alpine tour to the majestic world of the Jungfraujoch, towering at 11,333 feet (3,454 meters) - officially the top of Europe! Use your Swiss Rail pass to travel from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen, from where you will begin your scenic journey by boarding the cogwheel train via Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch, Europe~s highest railway station. Enjoy the incredible world of eternal snow and ice. Visit the Ice Palace, experience the breathtaking panorama view from the Sphinx Observation Terrace overlooking the Aletsch Glacier (Europe~s longest glacier) and the snow-capped peaks of the neighboring countries.

DAY 08 Interlaken - Lucerne

This morning, use your Swiss Rail pass to travel from Interlaken to Lucerne. Upon arrival in Lucerne proceed to your hotel. Enjoying perhaps one of the most scenic and picturesque settings in the whole of Switzerland, Lucerne, situated by the shores of Lake Lucerne, with the mountain peaks of Rigi and Pilatus clearly visible in the distance and offers nothing short of a breathtaking backdrop. Lucerne, Switzerland

The rest of your day is at leisure. Lucerne is bound to reveal the romantic and inspire the photographer in you, so don't forget your camera - the opportunities are endless!

DAY 09 Lucerne

Lucerne, Switzerland Full day visit to Mt. Titlis with Ice Flyer& Glacier Park. (Train)

Enjoy a breathtaking journey by train to Engelberg, using your Swiss Rail Pass and visit Mount Titlis - a unique snow and glacier paradise. Board Rotair, the rotating cable car for panoramic views of alpine glaciers and ice boulders as you ascend 10,000 feet (3020 meters). You will truly experience the snow and ice on top of Mount Titlis, on the chairlift Ice Flyer. The view of the glacier crevasses is spectacular! The Ice Flyer takes you directly to the Glacier Park, an ideal fun destination where you can try out all kinds of sledging equipment: Snow Tubes, Balancer, Snake Gliss etc. The ascent is easy and effortless with the Magic Carpet moving walkway. Perhaps the child in you will be inspired to have a snowball-fight!

OPTIONAL TOUR: Walking Tour of Lucerne

Enjoy a guided walking tour of historic Lucerne with its cobblestone streets, covered bridges, frescoed houses and dotted throughout with many Renaissance and Baroque fountains. The heritage of this historic locale is palpable in every landmark. You will learn some funny, interesting and true facts about Lucerne's history and famous sights, and of course about Lucerne's trademark, the Chapel Bridge with the Water Tower.

Pick Up Point - Walking Tour Of Lucerne | Pick Up Time - 02:00 hrs | Duration - 02:00 hrs

DAY 10 Lucerne - Depart Zurich

Today you will travel by train from Lucerne to the Zurich airport station using your Swiss Rail Pass for your flight back home. (Train)

Inclusions

  • Accommodation at city centre hotels including breakfast and taxes
  • Arrival airport transfers on private basis
  • Sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary on a Seat In Coach basis
  • Inter city train travel by First Class (Eurail 3 Country 5 Day FlexiPass) with reservations as required

Exclusions

  • Airfare/train fare
  • Any meals other than specified in ''Cost Includes'' column.
  • Personal expenses like Portage, Tips, Laundry, Telephone Calls etc.
  • Child rate is separate and will be calculated based upon age.
  • Entrance fee to places of visit
  • Any item not specifically mentioned in ''Cost Includes'' column.
  • Visa/ Insurance charges
  • Peak Season surcharge
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