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Switzerland and Austria

13 Days 3 Countries 10 Cities

Journey into the very heart of Europe to scenic Switzerland and Austria, plus the northern fringes of Italy.

"A wonderful and memorable experience"

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13 Days 3 Countries 10 Cities

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      • Important Visa Information: This trip will visit Italy for a short period. Some passport holders may require double entry visas. Please speak with your travel agent at time of booking to assess your specific requirements.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
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      About this trip

      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.


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      Trip code: SWAU

      12 Nights

      accommodation

      17 Meals
      • 12 hot buffet breakfasts

      • 5 dinners (including Be My Guest)

      On-trip Transport

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • 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


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 12 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 5 dinners
          (including Be My Guest)


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      Travel Highlights

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        • 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


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

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      Your Itinerary

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      Zurich, Switzerland

      Day 1

      Arrive Zurich

      Salzburg Cathedral, Austria

      Day 2

      Zurich – Liechtenstein – Salzburg Sightseeing

      Vienna, Austria

      Day 3

      Salzburg – Vienna (2 Nights)

      Parliament Building, Vienna, Austria

      Day 4

      Vienna Sightseeing

      Lippizaner Stud Farm, Austria

      Day 5

      Vienna – Piber Stud Farm – Villach

      St Jacobs Church, Innsbruck, Austria

      Day 6

      Villach – Cortina d'Ampezzo – Innsbruck

      Engadine, Switzerland

      Day 7

      Innsbruck – St. Moritz

      Lake Como, Italy

      Day 8

      St. Moritz – Stresa – Zermatt (2 Nights)

      Matterhorn, Zermatt, Switzerland

      Day 9

      Zermatt

      Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland

      Day 10

      Zermatt – Chillon – Montreux

      Interlaken, Switzerland

      Day 11

      Montreux – Berne – Interlaken – Lucerne Orientation (2 Nights)

      Lucerne, Switzerland

      Day 12

      Lucerne

      Zurich, Switzerland

      Day 13

      Lucerne – Depart Zurich

      Day 1

      Arrive Zurich 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.

      Hotel

      Radisson Blu

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Radisson Blu

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Zurich – Liechtenstein – Salzburg Sightseeing 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.

      Hotel

      Austria Trend Europa

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Austria Trend Europa

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 2

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      Salzburg – Vienna (2 Nights) 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 stop at 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.

      Hotel

      Renaissance Wien

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Renaissance Wien

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Vienna Sightseeing 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.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Vienna – Piber Stud Farm – Villach 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.

      Hotel

      Romantik Post

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Hotel

      Romantik Post

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Villach – Cortina d'Ampezzo – Innsbruck 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.

      Hotel

      Grauer Bär

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Grauer Bär

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 6

      Day 7

      Innsbruck – St. Moritz 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.

      Hotel

      Reine Victoria

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Reine Victoria

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 7

      Day 8

      St. Moritz – Stresa – Zermatt (2 Nights) 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.

      Hotel

      Monte Rosa/Ambassador

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Monte Rosa/Ambassador

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 8

      Day 9

      Zermatt 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.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 9

      Day 10

      Zermatt – Chillon – Montreux 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.

      Hotel

      Eurotel Riviera

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Eurotel Riviera

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 10

      Day 11

      Montreux – Berne – Interlaken – Lucerne Orientation (2 Nights) 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.

      Hotel

      Grand Europe Authentic Accommodation

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Grand Europe Authentic Accommodation

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 11

      Day 12

      Lucerne 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.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Day 12

      Day 13

      Lucerne – Depart Zurich 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.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 13

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      The Trafalgar Difference

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        Enjoy the elegance of yesteryear and sweeping lake vistas at the Grand Hotel Europe in Lucerne, where warm Swiss hospitality and a grand past spanning over a century guarantee an unforgettable stay

      • Be My Guest
        You are taken on a tour of the Monastery of Kloster Wernberg, originally a castle, today home to 60 Missionary Sisters of the Precious Blood with whom you'll enjoy a traditional Carinthian dinner

      • Cultural Insights
        Visit the Lipizzaner Stud Farm at Piber which has bred horses since 1920 and today provides all the stallions for the Spanish Riding School in Vienna

      • Hidden Treasures
        Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

      • Local Specialists
        For included sightseeing in Salzburg and Vienna

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      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • 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


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 12 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 5 dinners
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      Travel Highlights

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        • 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


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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        Overall 4 stars experience especially related to the hotels. They were at best mediocre in about 2-3 instances and most disappointing was Lucerne where we were provided rooms that faced construction site and a parking lot. We would have thought Trafalgar would be able to leverage their

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        Service rating : Would recommend Trafalgar to others. Thoroughly enjoyed all places we went to on tour. A great variety of places and I would not like to see any of them taken away from your tour. A number of them were outstanding like the Matterhorn, Mt Stanserhorn, Monastery, Eagle's Nest, etc.

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        Service rating : Great itinerary. Found the whole experience to be average. Some hotels were nice and some weren't. In some cities we were either rushed to see things or left for several hours at a time to kill time in a place we weren't on the tour to see. Food was average to awful that were

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        Service rating : We had a great tour director, Michael Thomas. He was so knowledgeable.We saw so many great attractions. Most of the hotels were very good.Breakfasts were great.Product : We visited the beautiful Kloster Weinberg. Loved the dairy farm.Dinner in Vienna and concert.

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        Service rating : The majority of the hotels were substandard for the price that we paid for the trip and were not as advertised. In one hotel the bathroom was 5 feet by 2 1/2 feet with a 45 degree door; I had to shimmy by the toilet to shut the door. The coach seats were hard and the driver was

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