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Cosmos Alpine Adventure, Bernina & Glacier Express (6060)

13 days from Munich to Zürich 
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. This scenic Alps tour includes overnights in Munich, the Innsbruck area, Cortina d’Ampezzo, Bolzano, St. Moritz, Lake Como, Turin, Täsch, the Lucerne area, and Zurich.

Every day you’ll marvel at stunning scenery: lush dairy pastures, picturesque quaint villages, imposing peaks and enchanting forests. You will drive along Grossglockner Pass, Austria’s highest pass with inspiring views of 12,460-foot-high Grossglockner Mountain; visit Cortina d'Ampezzo, home of the 1956 Olympics in the spectacular Italian Dolomites, the Italian "Rocky Mountains,"; take in views of Italy’s Lake Carezza, a small, emerald-green mountain lake; see the Austrian and Italian Tyrolean Alps; discover Switzerland’s Engadine National Park, considered by some to be the world’s most beautiful mountain area with deep-blue lakes and mountain peaks exceeding 12,000 feet,; experience beautiful Lake Como, one of Europe’s deepest lakes; get to know Kitzbühel, with its classic Tyrolean chalets and striking cobblestone center and car-free Zermatt, a picturesque cluster of rustics chalets beneath the Matterhorn, and much more.

One of the highlights of this Alps tour is a memorable trip aboard the Glacier Express from Zermatt to glitzy St. Moritz. From your train windows, marvel at the thundering waterfalls, impressive snowcapped peaks, glacial ice fields, forests, lush meadows, and picture-perfect villages. Passing over hundreds of bridges and through dozens of tunnels, this is Switzerland’s most famous mountain railway along with the journey aboard the Bernina Express from St Moritz to Tirano, Italy. Traveling on the highest railway across the Alps, witness glistening glaciers, stunning mountain streams, and alpine scenery. Another highlight is the visit of charming Linderhof Castle, the smallest but maybe most elegant of the three Bavarian fairytale castles built by King Ludwig II.

Be sure to bring your camera on this amazing Alps tour designed for savvy travelers! It’s a dream vacation!

Cosmos Promotions & Special Offers

  • Book early and save $50 per person on 2018 Cosmos vacations (excluding Cuba).*
    Must be booked between 06/21/17 and 10/17/17 - for Travel Dates between 01/01/18 and 12/31/18
  • Save $150pp on select January-May 2018 air-inclusive Globus and Cosmos Europe vacations on United Airlines, Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Arlines and Brussels Airlines.*
    Must be booked between 06/21/17 and 09/12/17 - for Travel Dates between 01/01/18 and 05/31/18
  • Save $150pp on select January-May 2018 air-inclusive Globus and Cosmos Europe vacations on United Airlines, Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Arlines and Brussels Airlines.*
    Must be booked between 06/21/17 and 09/12/17 - for Travel Dates between 01/01/18 and 05/31/18
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Cosmos Highlights & Sightseeing

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Visits to Munich, Linderhof Castle, Innsbruck, Kitzbühel, Bolzano, St. Moritz, Bernina Express train, Zermatt, Glacier Express train, Lucerne, Interlaken. Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.

Cosmos Hotels

MUNICH AREA Achat Premium South (ST) or Super 8 West (ST) or NH Messe (F)
INNSBRUCK AREA Bon Alpina (ST) at Igls or Alpinpark (F) or Alphotel (F)
CORTINA D'AMPEZZO Villa Argentina (ST) or Concordia Parc (ST)
ST. MORITZ Hotel Bären (F)
LAKE COMO Lario (ST) at Mezzegra
TURIN NH Lingotto Congress (F)
TÄSCH Matterhorn Resort (ST)
LUCERNE AREA Drei Könige (ST) or Ibis Styles (ST)
ZÜRICH Novotel City West (F)

Itinerary (2017)

Day 1Arrive in Munich, Germany.
 Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore this delightful Bavarian capital. This evening, meet up with your Tour Director and fellow travelers.
Day 2Munich Area–Linderhof Castle–Innsbruck Area, Austria.
 A fascinating itinerary today. First, see some of Munich’s highlights such as the Nymphenburg and MARIENPLATZ, then head south to visit LINDERHOF CASTLE, the smallest of the three Bavarian 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. Continue into Austria through the scenic Inn Valley to Innsbruck to admire its fascinating town center and historic Golden Roof. (B,D)
Day 3Innsbruck Area–Kitzbühel–Grossglockner–Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy.
 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. On to Grossglockner Pass—the highest in Austria and featuring thrilling views of 12,460-foot-high Grossglockner Mountain, lush dairy pastures, and picturesque villages. Cross the border into Italy through the splendid Dolomites to the celebrated winter resort of Cortina d’Ampezzo for an overnight. (B)
Day 4Cortina d’Ampezzo–Lake Carezza–Bolzano.
 This morning, travel through the spectacular Dolomites, then over Falzarego and Pordoi Passes. Stop at 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.” (B)
Day 5Bolzano–Glorenza–St. Moritz, Switzerland.
 Enjoy the visit to Glorenza, the smallest fortified city in Tyrol and ideally situated where Switzerland, Austria, and Italy meet. Via Tubre Pass, 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)
Day 6At leisure in St. Moritz.
 A whole day to do as you please in this stylish Swiss spa resort, known for its stunning mountain scenery and superb shopping. (B)
Day 7St. Moritz–Bernina Express to Tirano, Italy–Lake Como.
 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)
Day 8Lake Como–Turin.
 Travel through the Po Valley to Turin, birthplace of Fiat automobiles and home to the intriguing Holy Shroud of Turin. Upon arrival, visit all the major sites with a Local Guide. This evening, consider an optional dinner. (B)
Day 9Turin–Aosta–Martigny, Switzerland–Sion–Täsch.
 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)
Day 10Täsch–At leisure in the Zermatt Area.
 Spend the entire day in Zermatt, one of Switzerland’s best-known resorts, situated in the shadow of the legendary Matterhorn. Stroll along the narrow, traffic-free streets lined with a variety of shops, cafés, and bars. Enjoy an optional ride on Europe’s highest rack railway to 10,272-foot Gornergrat for breathtaking views of the Alps. (B)
Day 11Täsch–Glacier Express Train to Andermatt–Lucerne Area.
 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 at 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 area. (B)
Day 12
 Lucerne Area–Interlaken–Berne–Zürich. 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 the Swiss capital, Berne, where sightseeing includes BEAR PARK and the Federal Palace. Then, continue to Zurich. (B)
Day 13Zürich.
 Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Included Cosmos Meals

Buffet breakfasts daily, 4 dinners

Cosmos Pricing Details

Prices based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:

No triple room reduction.

Extra nights per person in Munich:
in single room $79-$343, in twin $54-$188, in triple from $50

Extra nights per person in Zurich:
in single room $173-$224, in twin $94-$120, in triple $82-$98

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Cosmos Tour Dates

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*Tour Land StartCosmos RetailRequest Quote
05/01/2018 $2,349.00
05/08/2018 $2,349.00
05/15/2018 $2,349.00
05/22/2018 $2,349.00
05/29/2018 $2,349.00
06/05/2018 $2,349.00
06/12/2018 $2,349.00
06/19/2018 $2,349.00
06/26/2018 $2,299.00
07/03/2018 $2,299.00
07/10/2018 $2,299.00
07/17/2018 $2,299.00
07/24/2018 $2,299.00
07/31/2018 $2,299.00
08/07/2018 $2,299.00
08/28/2018 $2,299.00
09/04/2018 $2,349.00
09/11/2018 $2,349.00
09/18/2018 $2,299.00
09/25/2018 $2,199.00
10/02/2018 $2,099.00
10/09/2018 $2,099.00
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