Magic of Switzerland & Austria

Magic of Switzerland & Austria

13 Days Zurich to Munich Group Rates on Request

Austria and Switzerland boasts lovely towns that still preserve a rich tradition. A selection of extraordinary travel experiences, stunning vistas, imposing Alpine peaks, beautiful lakes, majestic rivers and historical cities will ensure that your trip will be an impressing and unforgettable moment in your life.

These are simply ideas to inspire you. This is just a suggested itinerary and you can switch it up any way you want, more or less meals, different cities and/or sightseeing based on your group or organization’s interests. You name it, our expert group specialist professionals will put it together for you.

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Magic of Switzerland & Austria Itinerary

DAY 1 ARRIVE IN ZURICH, SWITZERLAND: Arrival in Zurich and transfer to your hotel. Hotel Name: Swissôtel Zürich.

DAY 2 ZURICH: In the morning you enjoy a sightseeing tour of Zurich and its main monuments: take in the fabulous views of the Alps and Lake Zurich from the Höhenstrasse. We will stop briefly in Rapperswil, the quaint city of roses. On our way back to Zurich you enjoy a lovely cruise on Lake Zurich (no guide). Arrival at Zürich-Bürkliplatz. Make your own way back to the hotel.
Hotel Name: Swissôtel Zürich. (B)

DAY 3 ZURICH / LUZERN / MOUNT TITLIS / INTERLAKEN: Departure for Luzern. Short sightseeing tour and free time to explore Luzern on your own. At noon we continue to Engelberg. Take the rotating Rotair cable car to the top of
Mount Titlis and its spectacular glacier. From an elevation of 3.020 m, visitors enjoy breathtaking views of the Central Alps. In the afternoon you visit the lakeside town of Brienz and see the talented woodcarving artisans. Continue to Interlaken, at the foot of Mount Jungfrau.
Hotel Name: Hotel Royal St. Georges. (B)

DAY 4 INTERLAKEN / BERN / GRUYERES / GENEVA: From Interlaken we drive along Lake Thun to Bern, located on the Aare River, overlooking the Alps. Visit the city before we continue to Gruyeres, a picturesque village
with an impressive medieval castle.
Hotel Name: Hotel Ramada Encore. (B)

DAY 5 GENEVA / MONTREUX / ZERMATT: Sightseeing tour of Geneva. Visit the beautiful parks along the lake, the cathedral and the European headquarters of the UN. Then you travel to Lausanne and Montreux with its magnificent Chillon Castle. Free time to visit Montreux. In the afternoon you explore the Rodano river valley as far as Täsch. From here you continue by narrow gauge train to Zermatt, nestled at the foot of mighty Mount Matterhorn. Dinner in your hotel tonight.
Hotel Name: Hotel Alex. (B/D)

DAY 6 ZERMATT / NUFENEN PASS / ZURICH: In the morning you are free to explore at your leisure or undertake an optional excursion to the top of Mount Gornegrat (not included). In the afternoon you return to Täsch where you board the bus for a spectacular drive over the high Nufenen mountain pass to Airolo. Return to Zurich.
Hotel Name: Swissôtel Zurich. (B)

DAY 7 ZURICH / MUNICH: After breakfast transfer to the train station and travel by train to Munich. Arrival in Munich and visit the city’s main attractions, concluding the tour at the Marienplatz square with its famous clock tower. The capital of Bavaria state, Munich, is famous for its Oktoberfest, which is annually celebrated in September. The afternoon is free to explore at your leisure. In the evening you enjoy a traditional Bavarian dinner.
Hotel Name: Eden Hotel Wolff. (B/D)

DAY 8 MUNICH / PASSAU / LINZ: In the morning we travel to Passau. This city, on the border between Germany and Austria, has a very privileged location on the Danube, the Inn and the Ilz rivers. In the afternoon we cross the Austrian border to the city of Linz, a picturesque town on the banks of the Danube river.
Hotel Name: Arcotel Nike. (B)

DAY 9 LINZ / DÜRNSTEIN / MELK / VIENNA: After breakfast we enjoy a short stop at the village of Dürnstein, nestled in the heart of the magnificent Wachau Valley. The charming town of Dürnstein offers the unique combination of a breathtaking scenery and traditional architecture. It was in the Kuenringer Castle, whose ruins still overlook Dürnstein, that the English King Richard Lionheart was held prisoner. We continue to Melk for a short visit to the famous Abbey. Finally we arrive the magnificent capital of Austria.
Hotel Name: Hotel Arcotel Wimberger. (B)

DAY 10 VIENNA: Sightseeing tour of Vienna. We admire the Opera, Hofburg Palace, Heroes Gate, Parliament, the Council and the other attractions. Afternoon free to explore Vienna at your leisure. At night attend a gala dinner accompanied by live classical music (optional, not included).
Hotel Name: Hotel Arcotel Wimberger. (B)

DAY 11 VIENNA / LAKE DISTRICT / SALZBURG: In the morning we continue to the Lake District and ascend Mount Zwölferhorn by cable car to enjoy wonderful views over the Lake Wolfgang. Continue to the city of Salzburg, where the genius composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born. Sightseeing tour with examples of breathtaking Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque artistry. Our visit also includes the world famous Mirabell Gardens and we see the house where Mozart grew up.
Hotel Name: Hotel NH Salzburg City. (B)

DAY 12 SALZBERG / BERCHTESGADEN / CHIEMSEE / MUNICH: After breakfast we travel along the Königsee River Valley, through the Bavarian mountains, along romantic farmhouses to Obersalzberg. Special buses and an elevator will bring us to the Eagle´s Nest. From there we continue to Lake Chiemsee, the “Bavarian Sea” for a short stop. Onwards to Munich.
Hotel Name:  Eden Hotel Wolff. (B)

DAY 13 MUNICH / USA: After breakfast, transfer to Munich airport for return flight to US. (B)

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  • Private airport transfers in Zurich on Day 1 and Munich Day 13
  • Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and baggage handling
  • 12 breakfasts; 2 dinners
  • English speaking tour guide throughout
  • Travel by private, luxury, air-conditioned mini-coach
  • Train ride Täsch – Zermatt – Täsch
  • Train ride Zurich – Munich
  • Admission to Eagle’s Nest and Abbey Melk
  • Ticket cable car to Mount Zwölferhorn
  • Sightseeing, special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges
  • Portfolio of travel documents
Group Discounts
On custom journeys, discounts vary depending on group requirements. Typically, travel with a group of 20 and the 21st traveler receives a 100% discount* off the land portion of the vacation price. A second traveler receives a 100% discount* off the land on a group of 40 paying passengers

Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. Above dates represent “land start” date. Air: Please note that International airfares are not included in the prices above. Journeys Connect can quote you the lowest possible GROUP airfare available on the day that you book. Minimum of 10 seats from same gateway. Less than 10 air seats will require full payment at time of booking. Single Room Supplement: On Request. Triple Room Reduction: On Request. Group discounts cannot be combined with our Triple Room discounts. Not valid on Specialty, Customized Vacations or River Cruises, optional extensions, extra nights, airfares, taxes and fees, flight supplements, or airport transfers. Other restrictions may apply. All passengers’ names must be advised before the discount is applied. *Group discount is on a twin-share basis only.