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Trafalgar Switzerland and Austria First Look 2019 (SWAU)

13 Days starts and ends in Zurich Print
Tour Style: Regional Explorer
First Look 2019 USA
Visits: Zurich, Salzburg, Salzburg Domplatz, Lake Mondsee, Melk Abbey, Vienna, St Stephens Cathedral, Austrian Parliament Building, Piber Federal Stud, Wernberg, Villach, Innsbruck, Goldeen Roof, Dom St Jakob, Engadine Valley, Lake Como, Zermatt, Klein Matterhorn, Lake Geneva, Chillon, Montreux, Interlaken, Lucerne, Switzerland, Italy

Explore the Alpine landscapes of Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and the northern fringes of Italy, following the Arlberg route into the Tyrol and the breathtaking scenery of the Wachau Valley. Cross the Tre Croci Pass to the heart of Italy's Dolomites and spectacular Rhône Valley, enjoying beautiful Vienna, St. Moritz and Lake Geneva as you traverse the heart of Europe.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour in Salzburg and Vienna
  • Orientation of Zurich, Innsbruck and Lucerne
  • See Melk Abbey and the Wachau Valley
  • View the Golden Roof and Hofburg Palace in Innsbruck, the Matterhorn and Jungfrau mountains (weather permitting), the castle of Chillon, the city of Berne, Chapel Bridge and Lion Monument in Lucerne
  • Visit Vaduz the capital of Liechtenstein, the Italian ski resort of Cortina d'Ampezzo, the mountain resort of St. Moritz, lakeside Stresa and Zermatt

Dining Highlights

  • 12 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 5 dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights

Trafalgar Tour Itinerary

Day: 1 Arrive Zurich
Your epic journey to the heart of Europe launches in the sophisticated cultural hotspot of Zurich, whose historic centre and picturesque lakeside setting you will have an opportunity to explore before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception and orientation of the city's iconic sights.Welcome Reception
Day: 2 Zurich – Liechtenstein – Salzburg Sightseeing
We meander along magical Lake Walensee to the fairy-tale principality of Liechtenstein where we will stop in its capital Vaduz before continuing along the scenic Alberg route into the Tyrol. Arriving in the Baroque city of Salzburg, we embark on a fascinating walking tour with a Local Specialist to see such iconic sights as the house where Mozart once lived and the magnificent Domplatz with its imposing Salzburger Dom Cathedral, Residenz Castle and St. Peter's Abbey. Buffet Breakfast
Day: 3 Salzburg – Vienna (2 Nights)
Waltzing through the scenic Austrian countryside, past Lake Mondsee and the rolling hills, fortresses and valleys of the picturesque Wachau Valley, we see the impressive Melk Abbey perched atop a rocky outcrop above the beautiful Danube. Our home for the next two nights is the glorious Imperial city of Vienna.Buffet Breakfast
Day: 4 Vienna Sightseeing
Soak up the elegance and style of one of Europe's most enchanting capitals. Admire the grand boulevards and beautiful Gothic and Baroque façades on a guided sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist who will take you to see the iconic State Opera, the Hofburg, St. Stephen's Cathedral and the Parliament. Stroll through the charming cobblestone lanes of 'Am Hof' before spending free time soaking up the kaffee culture of the city. This evening, you may wish to embrace the talents of the City of Music and attend a Viennese concert in one of the city's magnificent performance venues.Buffet Breakfast
Day: 5 Vienna – Piber Stud Farm – Villach
We journey south to visit the Lipizzaner Stud farm at Piber for an unforgettable Cultural Insight into the breeding of the athletic white stallions for the Spanish Riding School. This evening, join Sister Monika and the nuns of Kloster Wernberg for a traditional Carinthian Be My Guest dinner at a monastery housed in a beautiful old castle. This evening we stay in the quaint town of Villach.Buffet Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining
Day: 6 Villach – Cortina d'Ampezzo – Innsbruck
Admire spectacular Alpine scenery, meandering into Italy via Carbonin and Lake Misurina, renowned for its crisp, clear air. Explore the winter sports resort of Cortina d'Ampezzo, set in the heart of the Dolomites against the backdrop of the magnificent Monte Cristallo. Then traverse spectacular mountain passes as you journey back into Austria and the capital of Tyrol, Innsbruck, where you will have an opportunity to admire Emperor Maximilian's Golden Roof, St. Jakob's Cathedral and see the Olympic ski-jump during an orientation tour.Buffet Breakfast
Day: 7 Innsbruck – St. Moritz
This morning, we cross the Swiss border and travel through the enchanting landscapes of the Engadine Valley. Arriving in the chic winter sports resort of St. Moritz, we have the afternoon at leisure to explore the pristine landscape or perhaps take a mountain pass train ride. This evening we enjoy dinner at our hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Day: 8 St. Moritz – Stresa – Zermatt (2 Nights)
Traverse snow-capped Alpine landscapes as you drive via the Maloja Pass past Lake Como to the sun-kissed shores of Lake Maggiore and explore the sophisticated lakeside town of Stresa. See the Borromean Islands, with their beautiful palaces and gardens, as you head towards the Simplon Pass en route to Zermatt where you will dine in your hotel tonight.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Day: 9 Zermatt
Spend a full day at leisure soaking up Zermatt's crisp mountain air and panoramic Alpine vistas. Relax in beautiful surrounds or consider an Optional Experience to the Klein Matterhorn for the most spectacular mountain views. Buffet Breakfast
Day: 10 Zermatt – Chillon – Montreux
Meandering through the Rhône Valley, we arrive on the tranquil shores of Lake Geneva, where we will view Chillon Castle, an island castle immortalised in Lord Byron's 'Prisoner of Chillon'. We follow the lakeshore to Montreux, set against the pristine backdrop of snow-covered peaks and vineyards.Buffet Breakfast
Day: 11 Montreux – Berne – Interlaken – Lucerne Orientation (2 Nights)
Travel via the charming city of Berne to Interlaken, set in the heart of Switzerland in the shadow of the mighty Jungfrau (subject to weather conditions). We then cross the Brünig Pass to the charming lakeside town of Lucerne where we will view the ancient wooden Chapel Bridge suspended over the Reuss and visit the poignant Lion Monument to pay tribute to the brave Swiss Guards who lost their lives defending Louis XVI during the French Revolution.Buffet Breakfast
Day: 12 Lucerne
Snow-capped peaks surround you as you wander through the quaint medieval streets of Lucerne lined with colourful muralled façades. Spend a full day exploring the Old Town, enjoy a leisurely Swiss lunch or consider an Optional Experience ascending a nearby mountain for panoramic views. This evening, we toast to a magnificent adventure through Switzerland and Austria at a Farewell Dinner.Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Day: 13 Lucerne – Depart Zurich
We say a fond farewell to Switzerland and our newfound friends at the end of an unforgettable journey. An airport transfer is available to Zurich Airport. Conditions apply.Buffet Breakfast

Available Room Types: Single, Twin, TwinShare, Triple

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04/07/2019 $3,350.00
04/14/2019 $3,350.00
04/21/2019 $3,525.00
04/28/2019 $3,525.00
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06/02/2019 $3,495.00
06/09/2019 $3,495.00
06/16/2019 $3,550.00
06/23/2019 $3,550.00
06/30/2019 $3,525.00
07/07/2019 $3,525.00
07/14/2019 $3,525.00
07/21/2019 $3,550.00
07/28/2019 $3,550.00
08/04/2019 $3,550.00
08/11/2019 $3,550.00
08/18/2019 $3,550.00
08/25/2019 $3,550.00
09/01/2019 $3,550.00
09/08/2019 $3,550.00
09/15/2019 $3,550.00
09/22/2019 $3,525.00
09/29/2019 $3,525.00
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