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This is an independent vacation itinerary where you are not travelling in a bus with a group. Our carefully selected partners at the destination take care of you during your stay.
Visit Bern, Montreux, Lucerne, Interlaken, Innsbruck, Salzburg and Vienna by the IC, GOLDEN PASS and ICE Trains.

This 14 night sample itinerary includes:
  • Flight into Bern and out of Vienna
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Bern
  • IC Train: Bern - Montreux
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Montreux
  • IC Train: Montreux - Lucerne
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Lucerne
  • GOLDEN PASS Train: Lucerne - Interlaken
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Interlaken
  • IC Train: Interlaken - Innsbruck
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Innsbruck
  • ICE Train: Innsbruck - Salzburg
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Salzburg
  • ICE Train: Salzburg - Vienna
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Vienna
  • Daily breakfast (if stated in hotel info)
  • Hotel taxes

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Austria (127)  Bern (20)  Innsbruck (40)  Interlaken (23)  Lucerne (56)  Montreux (12)  Salzburg (48)  Switzerland (102)  Vienna (102)  
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1. Bern
   (27 hotels)
2. Montreux
   (17 hotels)
3. Lucerne
   (57 hotels)
4. Interlaken
   (20 hotels)
5. Innsbruck
   (39 hotels)
6. Salzburg
   (73 hotels)
7. Vienna
   (238 hotels)
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2 nights in Bern

Bern is one of the oldest and loveliest cities in Europe, with origins going back to the 12th century. It is on the UNESCO list of World Cultural Heritage. There are many museums, theatres, landmarks, cafés, restaurants and shops - not to mention the weekly market (and the lovely Christmas market) - all of which can be easily reached on foot. The Old Town of Bern has one of the longest "weatherproof" shopping malls in Europe under its six kilometers of covered arcades. The medieval atmosphere, with shops in the cellar vaults is unique. The modern mingles harmoniously with the old in this charming city, as in recent years residents have discreetly added contemporary-style homes and structures to the historic environment.


2 nights in Montreux

Located on the Lake Geneva, Montreux is considered the chief resort of the Swiss Riviera. The main sight is the Château de Chillon, a castle on a small island in Lake Geneva; Byron is said to have carved his name in one of the columns in the dungeon where Bonivard was detained during a few years. The city hosts several international events, such as the Montreux Jazz Festival and the Film Festival. The mountains around Hauts de Montreux are threaded with forest trails, caves, grottos, and wildlife.


2 nights in Lucerne

Located at the north end of the Lake Lucerne within sight of Mount Pilatus and Rigi, Lucerne is a beautiful small city in the heartland of Switzerland. It abounds in narrow cobblestone streets, covered bridges, frescoed houses, and fountains. The city became a center of Swiss history and legend, and is the setting for the most memorable part of the legend of William Tell who shot an apple off of his son's head. Lucerne is also a great base from which to explore other famous Swiss sites.


2 nights in Interlaken

Located at 570 metres above sea level, Interlaken is one of the oldest tourist resorts in Switzerland and one of the most popular. It offers winter sport's lovers access to some of the most spectacular skiing in the Alps, in an idyllic lakeside setting between the lakes Thun and Brienz. The main attraction for hiking is probably the mountain Jungfrau with the altitude of 4158m. The resort offers a variety of water-based activities, throughout the year.


2 nights in Innsbruck

Innsbruck is one of Europe's oldest and most beautiful ski centers. Nestled in the Tyrolean Alps, the area has some 200 trails covering 500 kilometers (310 miles) and is perfect for beginner and intermediate-level skiers. It is a winter sports center with modern facilities. The world-famous Air and Style Competition at the Olympic Ski Jump stadium attracts over 25,000 visitors in early December and is a must-see for the ski lovers. Non-skiers and summer visitors can enjoy the sights of the medieval Old Town, the shops with Tyrolean specialties, and the many other outdoor activities that Tyrol offers. Culture seekers will be happy with world-class opera, gorgeous architecture, and superb museums.


2 nights in Salzburg

Art lovers call Salzburg the Golden City of High Baroque; historians refer to it as the Florence of the North, or the German Rome; and music lovers know it as the Festival City - birthplace of Mozart and home of the world-famous Mozart Festival. Several beautiful castles and palaces dot the city. While Salzburg is a visual pageant of Baroque motifs, music is the element that shapes the life of the city. It is heard everywhere: in churches,castles, palaces, and, of course, concert halls.


2 nights in Vienna

City of music, cafes, waltzes, parks, pastries, and wine - that's Vienna in a nutshell. Vienna doesn't hurry, and, as you saunter through its stately streets, marveling at its Baroque palaces, neither should you. Explore churches filled with statues of golden saints and pink-cheeked cherubs, wander through treasure-packed museums, or while away an afternoon in one of those countless meccas of mocha (the inevitable cafés), you will feel lapped in lashings of rich, delicious, whipped cream - the beloved Schlagobers that garnishes most Viennese pastries.

Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
The Hofburg Palace, Schonbrunn Palace, Staatsoper, Kumsthistorisches Museum, the MuseumsQuartier Complex, St. Stephan's Cathedral, the Belvedere Palace, The Ringstrasse, Parlament, The Prater and so much more!



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Bern
Day 1
Arrive to Bern
Overnight in Bern    27 hotels offered
Day 2
Overnight in Bern    27 hotels offered
Day 3
Departing from Bern
Transportation to next city by: IC - Bern to Montreux (r)
Montreux
Day 3
Arrive to Montreux
Overnight in Montreux    17 hotels offered
Day 4
Overnight in Montreux    17 hotels offered
Day 5
Departing from Montreux
Transportation to next city by: IC - Montreux to Lucerne (r)
Lucerne
Day 5
Arrive to Lucerne
Overnight in Lucerne    57 hotels offered
Optional   8 Things to do
Day 6
Overnight in Lucerne    57 hotels offered
Optional   8 Things to do
Day 7
Departing from Lucerne
Transportation to next city by: Golden Pass - Lucerne to Interlaken
Interlaken
Day 7
Arrive to Interlaken
Overnight in Interlaken    20 hotels offered
Optional   4 Things to do
Day 8
Overnight in Interlaken    20 hotels offered
Optional   4 Things to do
Day 9
Departing from Interlaken
Transportation to next city by: IC - Interlaken to Innsbruck (r)
Innsbruck
Day 9
Arrive to Innsbruck
Overnight in Innsbruck    39 hotels offered
Optional   10 Things to do
Day 10
Overnight in Innsbruck    39 hotels offered
Optional   10 Things to do
Day 11
Departing from Innsbruck
Transportation to next city by: ICE - Innsbruck to Salzburg (r)
Salzburg
Day 11
Arrive to Salzburg
Overnight in Salzburg    73 hotels offered
Optional   24 Things to do
Day 12
Overnight in Salzburg    73 hotels offered
Optional   24 Things to do
Day 13
Departing from Salzburg
Transportation to next city by: ICE - Salzburg to Vienna (r)
Vienna
Day 13
Arrive to Vienna
Overnight in Vienna    238 hotels offered
Optional   39 Things to do
Day 14
Overnight in Vienna    238 hotels offered
Optional   39 Things to do
Day 15
Departing from Vienna

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1. Bern ( 27 hotels)
2. Montreux ( 17 hotels)
3. Lucerne ( 57 hotels)
4. Interlaken ( 20 hotels)
5. Innsbruck ( 39 hotels)
6. Salzburg ( 73 hotels)
7. Vienna ( 238 hotels)
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Austria

Austria is more epitomized by green glacial valleys and snow-capped peaks - and the wooden picture postcard chalets. Nonetheless, visitors have much to explore from the stylish capital, Vienna, to the baroque splendor of Salzburg. Austria's mountain landscape is undoubtedly its biggest draw for tourists. Although a year-round destination, there is a definite seasonal split in visitors. Summer is best for exploring the countryside on the many mountain trails that snake through the Austrian Alps and the lowlands, while the ski season kicks off in December, attracting winter sports fans from all over the world.

Switzerland

Switzerland is a pristine country of lakes, mountains and forests. The best known of the continent's mountain ranges, the Alpine chain, runs through most of Switzerland and provides the majority of the country's magnificent natural sights. In the summer, towns such as Interlaken become green mountain centers for walking and mountaineering, and there are few places more naturally beautiful in the whole of Europe. Zurich, Geneva, Bern and Lucerne are models of Swiss efficiency, offering a wealth of perfectly serene history. Less busy are the lakeside resorts, including fashionable Montreux on Lake Geneva.

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Bern
Bern is one of the oldest and loveliest cities in Europe, with origins going back to the 12th century. It is on the UNESCO list of World Cultural Heritage. There are many museums, theatres, landmarks, cafés, restaurants and shops - not to mention the weekly market (and the lovely Christmas market) - all of which can be easily reached on foot. The Old Town of Bern has one of the longest "weatherproof" shopping malls in Europe under its six kilometers of covered arcades. The medieval atmosphere, with shops in the cellar vaults is unique. The modern mingles harmoniously with the old in this charming city, as in recent years residents have discreetly added contemporary-style homes and structures to the historic environment.
Montreux
Located on the Lake Geneva, Montreux is considered the chief resort of the Swiss Riviera. The main sight is the Château de Chillon, a castle on a small island in Lake Geneva; Byron is said to have carved his name in one of the columns in the dungeon where Bonivard was detained during a few years. The city hosts several international events, such as the Montreux Jazz Festival and the Film Festival. The mountains around Hauts de Montreux are threaded with forest trails, caves, grottos, and wildlife.
Lucerne
Located at the north end of the Lake Lucerne within sight of Mount Pilatus and Rigi, Lucerne is a beautiful small city in the heartland of Switzerland. It abounds in narrow cobblestone streets, covered bridges, frescoed houses, and fountains. The city became a center of Swiss history and legend, and is the setting for the most memorable part of the legend of William Tell who shot an apple off of his son's head. Lucerne is also a great base from which to explore other famous Swiss sites.
Interlaken
Located at 570 metres above sea level, Interlaken is one of the oldest tourist resorts in Switzerland and one of the most popular. It offers winter sport's lovers access to some of the most spectacular skiing in the Alps, in an idyllic lakeside setting between the lakes Thun and Brienz. The main attraction for hiking is probably the mountain Jungfrau with the altitude of 4158m. The resort offers a variety of water-based activities, throughout the year.
Innsbruck
Innsbruck is one of Europe's oldest and most beautiful ski centers. Nestled in the Tyrolean Alps, the area has some 200 trails covering 500 kilometers (310 miles) and is perfect for beginner and intermediate-level skiers. It is a winter sports center with modern facilities. The world-famous Air and Style Competition at the Olympic Ski Jump stadium attracts over 25,000 visitors in early December and is a must-see for the ski lovers. Non-skiers and summer visitors can enjoy the sights of the medieval Old Town, the shops with Tyrolean specialties, and the many other outdoor activities that Tyrol offers. Culture seekers will be happy with world-class opera, gorgeous architecture, and superb museums.
Salzburg
Art lovers call Salzburg the Golden City of High Baroque; historians refer to it as the Florence of the North, or the German Rome; and music lovers know it as the Festival City - birthplace of Mozart and home of the world-famous Mozart Festival. Several beautiful castles and palaces dot the city. While Salzburg is a visual pageant of Baroque motifs, music is the element that shapes the life of the city. It is heard everywhere: in churches,castles, palaces, and, of course, concert halls.
Vienna
City of music, cafes, waltzes, parks, pastries, and wine - that's Vienna in a nutshell. Vienna doesn't hurry, and, as you saunter through its stately streets, marveling at its Baroque palaces, neither should you. Explore churches filled with statues of golden saints and pink-cheeked cherubs, wander through treasure-packed museums, or while away an afternoon in one of those countless meccas of mocha (the inevitable cafés), you will feel lapped in lashings of rich, delicious, whipped cream - the beloved Schlagobers that garnishes most Viennese pastries.

Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
The Hofburg Palace, Schonbrunn Palace, Staatsoper, Kumsthistorisches Museum, the MuseumsQuartier Complex, St. Stephan's Cathedral, the Belvedere Palace, The Ringstrasse, Parlament, The Prater and so much more!
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