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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.
Combine Salzburg, Vienna, Innsbruck, Verona, Stressa, Zermatt, Geneva, Lausanne, Bern, Interlaken, Lucerne and Zurich with the ICE, IC, TRN, EC, IR and Golden Pass Trains.

This 24 night sample itinerary includes:
  • Flight into Salzburg and out of Zurich
  • Hotel for 2 night in Salzburg
  • ICE High Speed train Salzburg - Vienna
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Vienna
  • IC High Speed train Vienna - Innsbruck
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Innsbruck
  • IC High Speed train Innsbruck - Verona
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Verona
  • TRN High Speed train Verona - Stressa
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Stressa
  • EC High Speed train Stressa - Zermatt
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Zermatt
  • IR High Speed train Zermatt - Geneva
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Geneva
  • ICE High Speed train Geneva - Lausanne
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Lausanne
  • ICE High Speed train Lausanne - Bern
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Bern
  • ICE High Speed train Bern - Interlaken
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Interlaken
  • Golden Pass High Speed train Interlaken - Lucerne
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Lucerne
  • IR 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 (124)  Bern (20)  Geneva (37)  Innsbruck (40)  Interlaken (22)  Italy (334)  Lake Maggiore (17)  Lausanne (9)  Lucerne (56)  Salzburg (47)  Switzerland (101)  Verona (22)  Vienna (99)  Zermatt (15)  Zurich (45)  
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1. Salzburg
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2. Vienna
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3. Innsbruck
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4. Verona
   (80 hotels)
5. Lake Maggiore
   (31 hotels)
6. Zermatt
   (39 hotels)
7. Geneva
   (78 hotels)
8. Lausanne
   (6 hotels)
9. Bern
   (27 hotels)
10. Interlaken
   (35 hotels)
11. Lucerne
   (64 hotels)
12. Zurich
   (92 hotels)
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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!


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 Verona

The city of Verona in the province of Veneto, Northern Italy, rivals Venice in terms of magic and romance. Visitors turn here in numbers, making this town the most visited of the province after Venice. Aside from Romeo and Juliet's strong pull, Verona is a charming medieval and Renaissance city, with numerous medieval palazzi, churches, towers, and centuries-old piazzas. Among other objectives of interest are the Roman amphitheatre (the third largest in Italy), Arco dei Gavi, Basilica of San Zeno.


2 nights in Lake Maggiore

Stresa is a small town on the shores of Lake Maggiore, where relaxing is the main activity for tourists and locals alike. The lakeside promenade will give everyone a chance to admire both the lake scenery and the grand lakeside hotels. The Borromean Islands, where Hemingway set his famed <i>A Farewell to Arms</i>, are a short boat trip away, and it would be pity to miss them.

Recommended Stay:
At least 2 nights

Must See`s:
Isola Bella, Isola Madre, Isola dei Pescatori, Villa Pallavicino Park, Villa Taranto Botanical Gardens, Lagoni di Mercurago, Mottarone Mountain, Castles and Fortresses



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 Geneva

Chic Geneva, the soul of Switzerland's French speaking territory, is home to some of the world's most luxurious and exclusive stores and extravagant restaurants. Filled with parks and promenades, the city becomes a virtual garden in summer. At the heart of the city is the huge Cathédrale St-Pierre, and some of its top-class museums include Musée d'Art et d'Histoire and an impressive gallery of East Asian art. Last but not least, Geneva is home to dozens of international organizations among them the United Nations European headquarters and the International Committee of the Red Cross.


2 nights in Lausanne

Dating back from the Stone Age, Lausanne flourished particularly in the Age of Enlightenment, when it was associated with the two leading writers of the 18th century Rousseau and Voltaire. Don't miss the famous Olympic Museum and the Gothic Cathedral. Built on three hills, Lausanne offers some astonishing views of the surroundings. Lausanne is the second-largest city on Lake Geneva. It'll only take a short walk to take a boat tour on the lake or a short ride to explore the great snowy outdoors.


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 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 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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Salzburg
Day 1
Arrive to Salzburg
Overnight in Salzburg    78 hotels offered
Optional   58 Things to do
Day 2
Overnight in Salzburg    78 hotels offered
Optional   58 Things to do
Day 3
Departing from Salzburg
Transportation to next city by: ICE - Salzburg to Vienna (r)
Vienna
Day 3
Arrive to Vienna
Overnight in Vienna    230 hotels offered
Optional   85 Things to do
Day 4
Overnight in Vienna    230 hotels offered
Optional   85 Things to do
Day 5
Departing from Vienna
Transportation to next city by: IC - Vienna to Innsbruck (r)
Innsbruck
Day 5
Arrive to Innsbruck
Overnight in Innsbruck    48 hotels offered
Optional   12 Things to do
Day 6
Overnight in Innsbruck    48 hotels offered
Optional   12 Things to do
Day 7
Departing from Innsbruck
Transportation to next city by: IC - Innsbruck to Verona (r)
Verona
Day 7
Arrive to Verona
Overnight in Verona    80 hotels offered
Optional   10 Things to do
Day 8
Overnight in Verona    80 hotels offered
Optional   10 Things to do
Day 9
Departing from Verona
Transportation to next city by: Train - TRN - Verona to Stresa -via Milan-
Lake Maggiore
Day 9
Arrive to Lake Maggiore
Overnight in Lake Maggiore    31 hotels offered
Day 10
Overnight in Lake Maggiore    31 hotels offered
Day 11
Departing from Lake Maggiore
Transportation to next city by: EC - Stresa to Zermatt (r)
Zermatt
Day 11
Arrive to Zermatt
Overnight in Zermatt    39 hotels offered
Day 12
Overnight in Zermatt    39 hotels offered
Day 13
Departing from Zermatt
Transportation to next city by: IR - Zermatt to Geneva (via Visp) (r)
Geneva
Day 13
Arrive to Geneva
Overnight in Geneva    78 hotels offered
Optional   24 Things to do
Day 14
Overnight in Geneva    78 hotels offered
Optional   24 Things to do
Day 15
Departing from Geneva
Transportation to next city by: ICE - Geneva to Lausanne (r)
Lausanne
Day 15
Arrive to Lausanne
Overnight in Lausanne    6 hotels offered
Optional   2 Things to do
Day 16
Overnight in Lausanne    6 hotels offered
Optional   2 Things to do
Day 17
Departing from Lausanne
Transportation to next city by: ICE - Lausanne to Bern (r)
Bern
Day 17
Arrive to Bern
Overnight in Bern    27 hotels offered
Day 18
Overnight in Bern    27 hotels offered
Day 19
Departing from Bern
Transportation to next city by: ICE - Bern to Interlaken (r)
Interlaken
Day 19
Arrive to Interlaken
Overnight in Interlaken    35 hotels offered
Optional   6 Things to do
Day 20
Overnight in Interlaken    35 hotels offered
Optional   6 Things to do
Day 21
Departing from Interlaken
Transportation to next city by: Golden Pass - Interlaken to Lucerne
Lucerne
Day 21
Arrive to Lucerne
Overnight in Lucerne    64 hotels offered
Optional   24 Things to do
Day 22
Overnight in Lucerne    64 hotels offered
Optional   24 Things to do
Day 23
Departing from Lucerne
Transportation to next city by: IR - Lucerne to Zurich
Zurich
Day 23
Arrive to Zurich
Overnight in Zurich    92 hotels offered
Optional   70 Things to do
Day 24
Overnight in Zurich    92 hotels offered
Optional   70 Things to do
Day 25
Departing from Zurich

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1. Salzburg ( 78 hotels)
2. Vienna ( 230 hotels)
3. Innsbruck ( 48 hotels)
4. Verona ( 80 hotels)
5. Lake Maggiore ( 31 hotels)
6. Zermatt ( 39 hotels)
7. Geneva ( 78 hotels)
8. Lausanne ( 6 hotels)
9. Bern ( 27 hotels)
10. Interlaken ( 35 hotels)
11. Lucerne ( 64 hotels)
12. 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.

Italy

For centuries, Italy has drawn foreign visitors, mostly for its architectural, artistic and scenic splendors. Italy can truly be all things to all people. For some the Italian experience is full of passion and excitement, urbanity, crowds and noise. For others it is a quiet rural idyll where the traditional life can be experienced. Its great cities are replete with fantastic works of art ranging from the Roman times to the Renaissance. Even then, many visitors will forego the rich attractions of culture in favor of some of the most unspoilt beaches and spectacular mountains in 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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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!
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.
Verona
The city of Verona in the province of Veneto, Northern Italy, rivals Venice in terms of magic and romance. Visitors turn here in numbers, making this town the most visited of the province after Venice. Aside from Romeo and Juliet's strong pull, Verona is a charming medieval and Renaissance city, with numerous medieval palazzi, churches, towers, and centuries-old piazzas. Among other objectives of interest are the Roman amphitheatre (the third largest in Italy), Arco dei Gavi, Basilica of San Zeno.
Lake Maggiore

Stresa is a small town on the shores of Lake Maggiore, where relaxing is the main activity for tourists and locals alike. The lakeside promenade will give everyone a chance to admire both the lake scenery and the grand lakeside hotels. The Borromean Islands, where Hemingway set his famed <i>A Farewell to Arms</i>, are a short boat trip away, and it would be pity to miss them.

Recommended Stay:
At least 2 nights

Must See`s:
Isola Bella, Isola Madre, Isola dei Pescatori, Villa Pallavicino Park, Villa Taranto Botanical Gardens, Lagoni di Mercurago, Mottarone Mountain, Castles and Fortresses

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.
Geneva
Chic Geneva, the soul of Switzerland's French speaking territory, is home to some of the world's most luxurious and exclusive stores and extravagant restaurants. Filled with parks and promenades, the city becomes a virtual garden in summer. At the heart of the city is the huge Cathédrale St-Pierre, and some of its top-class museums include Musée d'Art et d'Histoire and an impressive gallery of East Asian art. Last but not least, Geneva is home to dozens of international organizations among them the United Nations European headquarters and the International Committee of the Red Cross.
Lausanne
Dating back from the Stone Age, Lausanne flourished particularly in the Age of Enlightenment, when it was associated with the two leading writers of the 18th century Rousseau and Voltaire. Don't miss the famous Olympic Museum and the Gothic Cathedral. Built on three hills, Lausanne offers some astonishing views of the surroundings. Lausanne is the second-largest city on Lake Geneva. It'll only take a short walk to take a boat tour on the lake or a short ride to explore the great snowy outdoors.
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.
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.
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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