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Switzerland and Austria Tour with Trafalgar

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13 days
07 Apr 24 to 27 Sep 24
Book by 28 Mar 24
Explore a 13-day tour through Zurich, Salzburg, Vienna, Innsbruck, and Zermatt—an immensely popular itinerary weaving through Austria and Switzerland. Discover the charm of Liechtenstein's capital within this extraordinary duo. While the majestic Alps dominate the scenery, experience a unique dinner with Carinthian nuns in a former castle, offering a fascinating glimpse into their way of life. This journey seamlessly blends cultural exploration with the breathtaking landscapes of the Alps.

Includes

  • 8 Day Trafalgar Guided Holiday
  • 12 Nights in cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • 12 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners
  • Transport by luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Optional Experiences at an additional cost during your free time
  • Sightseeing Highlights
  • Visit Vaduz, St. Moritz, Stresa, Graz, Lipizzaner Stud farm in Piber and Zermatt.
  • Discover Liechtenstein, Zürich, Innsbruck and Lucerne.
  • See The Wachau Valley.
  • View the Golden Roof and Hofburg Palace in Innsbruck, the Matterhorn and Jungfrau mountains (weather permitting), and much more!

Excludes

  • Flights
  • Arrival/ departure transfers
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Spending money and items of a personal nature

Extras

  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilised
  • Optional Experiences available at an additional cost
  • Not all departure dates are definite at time of loading, please enquire with one of our agents

Highlights

  • 12 Nights in cherry-picked hotels
  • 12 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Zürich

Your epic journey to the heart of Europe launches in the sophisticated cultural hotspot of Zürich. This afternoon, join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience for a social impact guided walking tour of old town Zurich and sustainable chocolate tasting. This experience addresses SDG goals 10 & 12 - Reduced Inequalities & Responsible Consumption and Production. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner in this beautiful lakeside setting. Arrival Transfer: Depart the airport at 10:30, 14:30 Accommodation: Mövenpick Zurich Airport Included Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Journey to Liechtenstein and Salzburg

Embark on a soul-stirring encounter with the valleys and lofty peaks of Liechtenstein, bound for its tiny capital, Vaduz. Continue along the scenic Arlberg route through the Tyrol to your overnight stop in the Baroque city of Salzburg. Here, you will join a Local Specialist for a walking tour that will take you past iconic sights, including the house where Mozart once lived and Domplatz with its imposing Salzburger Dom Cathedral, Residenz Castle and St. Peter's Abbey. Accommodation: Holiday Inn Salzburg City Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Onwards to Vienna

Waltz through the scenic Austrian countryside, past Lake Mondsee and the rolling hills and fortresses of the Wachau Valley, then continue to Vienna. Perhaps spend your first evening in the 'City of Music' on an Optional Experience Viennese dinner with traditional entertainment. Accommodation: Azimut Hotel Vienna Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Discover Artistic Vienna

Admire the grand boulevards and beautiful Baroque façades on a guided sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist, who will take you to see the State Opera, Hofburg, St. Stephen's Cathedral and Parliament. Immerse yourself in the centuries-old history, before spending free time soaking up the Kaffee culture of the city. This evening, you may wish to embrace the talents of Vienna and attend a Viennese concert in one of the city's magnificent performance venues. Accommodation: Azimut Hotel Vienna Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Off to the Riverside Villach

We journey south to Graz, with its striking architecture and fascinating Roman history. Continue to Lipizzaner Stud farm at Piber where we'll Dive Into Culture and gain insights into the breeding of these athletic white stallions for the Spanish Riding School. Then head to Villach, our home for tonight. This evening, we Connect With Locals at a Be My Guest experience. Accommodation: Hotel Palais26 Villach Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6: Ascend to Alpine Innsbruck

Enjoy spectacular Alpine scenery, journeying over the remarkable Felbertauern Road on your way to Innsbruck, capital of the Tyrol. Here you will have an opportunity to admire Emperor Maximilian I's Golden Roof, St. James Cathedral and see the Olympic ski jump. You could choose to marvel at the fascinating crystal installations and browse for precious gifts and souvenirs at the Swarovski Crystal Worlds Store. Accommodation: Grauer Bär Hotel Innsbruck Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 7: Venture to 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 on our own to explore the scenic landscape or perhaps take the Bernina line train. Accommodation: Hotel Reine Victoria by Laudinella St. Moritz Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8: Journey to Lake Maggiore and on to Zermatt

Drive via the Maloja Pass, past Lake Como, to Lake Maggiore. Explore the lakeside town of Stresa, before seeing the Borromean Islands. Then, head towards the Simplon Pass en route to Zermatt, where you will dine at your hotel. Accommodation: Ambassador Zermatt Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9: Zermatt Your Way

Spend a full free day soaking up Zermatt's crisp mountain air and panoramic vistas. Relax in beautiful surroundings or consider an Optional Experience to the Klein Matterhorn for the most spectacular mountain views. Accommodation: Ambassador Zermatt Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 10: On to Lake Geneva and Montreux

We continue our journey through the Rhône Valley, arriving on the tranquil shores of Lake Geneva later today, where we will view Chillon Castle. We follow the lakeshore to Montreux, set against the pristine backdrop of snow-covered peaks and vineyards. Accommodation: Eurotel Montreux Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 11: Cross the Brünig Pass to Lucerne

Travel via Bern to Interlaken, set in the heart of Switzerland in the shadow of the mighty Jungfrau. Then, cross the Brünig Pass to lakeside Lucerne, where you’ll 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. Accommodation: Grand Hotel Europe Lucerne Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 12: Lucerne Your Way

Snow-capped peaks surround you as you wander through the medieval streets of Lucerne, lined with colourful muralled façades. Spend a full day on your own exploring the Old Town, enjoy a leisurely Swiss lunch or consider an Optional Experience ascending a nearby mountain for panoramic views. This evening, toast to your epic journey during your Farewell Dinner. Accommodation: Grand Hotel Europe Lucerne Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 13: Journey Home

We say a fond farewell to Switzerland and our newfound friends at the end of an unforgettable journey. Departure Transfer: Arrive at the airport at 08:00 Included Meals: Breakfast

Terms & conditions

Prices are per person twin share, include discounts, and are subject to availability and rate of exchange changes. Offers above are a guide only and will vary depending on departure date, our guide price is based on the cheapest departure within the stipulated season and availability is correct at time of loading. Visas may be necessary and insurance is essential. Pentravel and Tour Operator terms and conditions apply, and may be found on our website. Subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. High season supplements and block out dates may apply, pricing varies pending departure date.Package excludes flights. You can do optional free-time add-on experiences in your free time and pay for them as you travel (additional costs apply). Tour operator reserves the right to withdraw promotional offers and adjust savings anytime. The Big Tour Sale (15 - 20% Savings): New bookings only made with deposit between December 15, 2023 and March 28, 2024. Full payment due 120 days prior to departure or at time of booking if booked within 120 days of departure; whichever comes first. R3000 per person deposit required at time of booking for Level 1 tours to hold space; some trips require payment in full at time of booking. Savings are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.At time of loading this may not be a definite departure, please contact a travel consultant for more info. Other conditions may apply. These packages are based on CASH price. E&OE;.

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The Big Tour Sale 2024
R78,300
R66,555
per person sharing
Details
Valid on 7 Apr 2024
Stay
13 days
Dates
07 Apr 24 to 27 Sep 24
Book by
28 March 24
Experience ID
423
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