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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 Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Lugano, St Moritz, Zermatt, Bern, Lucerne and Zurich with the Trains.

This 18 night sample itinerary includes:
  • Flight into Vienna and out of Zurich
  • Hotel for 2 night in Vienna
  • High Speed train Vienna - Salzburg
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Salzburg
  • High Speed train Salzburg - Innsbruck
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Innsbruck
  • High Speed train Innsbruck - Lugano
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Lugano
  • High Speed train Lugano - St Moritz
  • Hotel for 2 nights in St Moritz
  • High Speed train St Moritz - Zermatt
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Zermatt
  • High Speed train Zermatt - Bern
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Bern
  • High Speed train Bern - Lucerne
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Lucerne
  • High Speed train Lucerne - Zurich
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Zurich
  • Daily breakfast (if stated in hotel description)
  • Hotel taxes

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Austria (127)  Bern (19)  Innsbruck (40)  Lucerne (54)  Lugano (18)  Salzburg (48)  St Moritz (19)  Switzerland (100)  Vienna (102)  Zermatt (16)  Zurich (45)  
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1. Vienna
   (174 hotels)
2. Salzburg
   (79 hotels)
3. Innsbruck
   (42 hotels)
4. Lugano
   (20 hotels)
5. St Moritz
   (14 hotels)
6. Zermatt
   (41 hotels)
7. Bern
   (27 hotels)
8. Lucerne
   (49 hotels)
9. Zurich
   (92 hotels)
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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.


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 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 Lugano

Lugano is the third Swiss banking centre after Zürich and Geneva. Its old alleys and winding lanes are full of commerce, with boutiques, villa-style hotels and apartment buildings. The main attractions are the ancient churches and a clutch of world-class art galleries, including the famous Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection. Take a stroll under the lakeside palms alongside the shimmering lake. Both Monte Brè and San Salvatore are served by funiculars, and both give spectacular views over the Alps.


2 nights in St Moritz

Originally known for its mineral springs, which were discovered, probably by the Celts, some 3,000 years ago, St. Moritz is nowadays the most fashionable resort in the world. Situated on the southern side of the Alps in the Upper Engadine, at an altitude of 6,000 ft., St Moritz is the mecca of skiing. It has been the host city for the 1928 and 1948 Winter Olympics. Other attractions are: The Segantini Museum, the olympic bob run - the last natural bob sleigh, and Glaciers landscape.


2 nights in Zermatt

Located 5,315 fr above sea level, Zermatt is a car-free village at the base of the magnificent mountain Matterhorn. It is world-renowned resort for skiing and mountaineering. The town has one of the best networks of alpine cable cars, gondolas, and cog railways in Switzerland operating all year long. In Zermatt, falls more snow than on other winter resorts in Europe and that's way high-altitude skiing, especially at the Théodul Pass continues throughout the spring and early summer.


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 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 Zurich

Zurich is a stunningly beautiful with a charming old town where cobbled streets of the 12th-century Old Town are pristin and the blue trams run reliably. The avant-garde Dadaist movement started here in 1916. Zurich also attracted Irish author James Joyce. The city's extraordinary museums and galleries, confirm the city's position as Switzerland's spiritual, if not political, capital. There is also a hip, less conventional side to Zurich. Züri West, once the industrial section, has become the in spot over the last decade, with loft living, galleries, museums, experimental theater and clubs.



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Vienna
Day 1
Arrive to Vienna
Overnight in Vienna    174 hotels offered
Optional   39 Things to do
Day 2
Overnight in Vienna    174 hotels offered
Optional   39 Things to do
Day 3
Departing from Vienna
Transportation to next city by: ICE - Vienna to Salzburg (r)
Salzburg
Day 3
Arrive to Salzburg
Overnight in Salzburg    79 hotels offered
Optional   24 Things to do
Day 4
Overnight in Salzburg    79 hotels offered
Optional   24 Things to do
Day 5
Departing from Salzburg
Transportation to next city by: ICE - Salzburg to Innsbruck (r)
Innsbruck
Day 5
Arrive to Innsbruck
Overnight in Innsbruck    42 hotels offered
Optional   10 Things to do
Day 6
Overnight in Innsbruck    42 hotels offered
Optional   10 Things to do
Day 7
Departing from Innsbruck
Transportation to next city by: EC - Innsbruck to Lugano (r)
Lugano
Day 7
Arrive to Lugano
Overnight in Lugano    20 hotels offered
Day 8
Overnight in Lugano    20 hotels offered
Day 9
Departing from Lugano
Transportation to next city by: Bus - Lugano to St Moritz
St Moritz
Day 9
Arrive to St Moritz
Overnight in St Moritz    14 hotels offered
Day 10
Overnight in St Moritz    14 hotels offered
Day 11
Departing from St Moritz
Transportation to next city by: IC - St Moritz to Zermatt (r)
Zermatt
Day 11
Arrive to Zermatt
Overnight in Zermatt    41 hotels offered
Day 12
Overnight in Zermatt    41 hotels offered
Day 13
Departing from Zermatt
Transportation to next city by: IC - Zermatt to Bern (r)
Bern
Day 13
Arrive to Bern
Overnight in Bern    27 hotels offered
Day 14
Overnight in Bern    27 hotels offered
Day 15
Departing from Bern
Transportation to next city by: ICE - Bern to Lucerne (r)
Lucerne
Day 15
Arrive to Lucerne
Overnight in Lucerne    49 hotels offered
Optional   8 Things to do
Day 16
Overnight in Lucerne    49 hotels offered
Optional   8 Things to do
Day 17
Departing from Lucerne
Transportation to next city by: IR - Lucerne to Zurich
Zurich
Day 17
Arrive to Zurich
Overnight in Zurich    92 hotels offered
Optional   28 Things to do
Day 18
Overnight in Zurich    92 hotels offered
Optional   28 Things to do
Day 19
Departing from Zurich

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2. Salzburg ( 79 hotels)
3. Innsbruck ( 42 hotels)
4. Lugano ( 20 hotels)
5. St Moritz ( 14 hotels)
6. Zermatt ( 41 hotels)
7. Bern ( 27 hotels)
8. Lucerne ( 49 hotels)
9. Zurich ( 92 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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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.
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.
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.
Lugano
Lugano is the third Swiss banking centre after Zürich and Geneva. Its old alleys and winding lanes are full of commerce, with boutiques, villa-style hotels and apartment buildings. The main attractions are the ancient churches and a clutch of world-class art galleries, including the famous Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection. Take a stroll under the lakeside palms alongside the shimmering lake. Both Monte Brè and San Salvatore are served by funiculars, and both give spectacular views over the Alps.
St Moritz
Originally known for its mineral springs, which were discovered, probably by the Celts, some 3,000 years ago, St. Moritz is nowadays the most fashionable resort in the world. Situated on the southern side of the Alps in the Upper Engadine, at an altitude of 6,000 ft., St Moritz is the mecca of skiing. It has been the host city for the 1928 and 1948 Winter Olympics. Other attractions are: The Segantini Museum, the olympic bob run - the last natural bob sleigh, and Glaciers landscape.
Zermatt
Located 5,315 fr above sea level, Zermatt is a car-free village at the base of the magnificent mountain Matterhorn. It is world-renowned resort for skiing and mountaineering. The town has one of the best networks of alpine cable cars, gondolas, and cog railways in Switzerland operating all year long. In Zermatt, falls more snow than on other winter resorts in Europe and that's way high-altitude skiing, especially at the Théodul Pass continues throughout the spring and early summer.
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.
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.
Zurich
Zurich is a stunningly beautiful with a charming old town where cobbled streets of the 12th-century Old Town are pristin and the blue trams run reliably. The avant-garde Dadaist movement started here in 1916. Zurich also attracted Irish author James Joyce. The city's extraordinary museums and galleries, confirm the city's position as Switzerland's spiritual, if not political, capital. There is also a hip, less conventional side to Zurich. Züri West, once the industrial section, has become the in spot over the last decade, with loft living, galleries, museums, experimental theater and clubs.
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