While the cities of the Old Continent are all too often the main destination for Europe-bound travelers, Mother Nature will certainly astonish even the most avid outdoors fan. Take the Alps, for example. Rick Steves, veteran Euro travel guide guru, recommends to those time-strapped travelers to first visit Paris, then the Alps. And for a good reason. There is too much to say about the Alps to compress it all in one paragraph, so it's better for you to decide what catches your fancy: the Alps in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, or Switzerland?
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.
Germany's landscape is straight from the Fairy tales: castles, deep dark forests and mythical rivers. The German landscapes are extraordinarily diverse, with graceful big-city appeal, small picture-postcard towns, pagan-inspired harvest festivals, a wealth of art and culture, and the perennial pleasures of huge tracts of forest, delightful castles and fine wine and beer. From Charlemagne and the Holy Roman Empire to the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall, no other nation has molded Europe the way Germany has - for better or worse.
For centuries Italy has drawn foreign visitors - mostly for its architectural, artistic, and scenic splendors. Italy can truly be all things to all people. From the passion and excitement of noisy urban crowds to the quiet, rural idyll where the traditional life can be experienced. Italy's great cities are replete with rich attractions and culture alongside some of the most pristine beaches and spectacular mountains in the world.
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.
Make the most of your vacation package through Switzerland! Combine Zurich, Lucerne, Interlaken, Montreux and Geneva traveling along the Golden Pass. There is no shortage of museums, churches, parks, historic sights or activities to explore in these fascinating cities. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in the city, desired hotel and activities.
Combine Austria and Germany andmarvel its most beautiful cities. First visit Munich (a haven of history and culture, with museums galore, operas, theaters, public parks and the somber Dachau), Fussen, Innsbruck (one of the oldest and most idyllic ski towns in Europe) and Zell am See (Nested between the Schmittenhohe and the waterfront of one of the cleanest European swimming lakes), lastly Salzburg (the Golden City of High Baroque) by Train. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
A perfect introduction to Switzerland! Combine Zurich (a center of culture and commerce set on a beautiful lake, with intimate, cobbled streets), Lucerne, Interlaken, Bern, Zermatt and Chur (an Alpine city and the capital of the Graubünden canton in eastern Switzerland) with the IR, Golden Pass, ICE and IC Trains. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
Create an unforgettable vacation through Italy! Explore Florence (Michelangelo`s David, Botticelli`s Birth of Venus, and Raphael`s La Velata), Venice , Stresa, St Moritz (a luxury alpine resort town in Switzerland’s Engadin valley), Lucerne and Geneva (a financial and worldwide centre for diplomacy) by Train. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
Flight into Florence and out of Geneva
Hotel for 2 nights in Florence
Train from Florence to Venice
Hotel for 2 nights in Venice
Train from Venice to Lake Maggiore Stresa
Hotel for 2 nights Lake Maggiore Stresa
Train from Lake Maggiore Stresa to St. Moritz
Hotel for 2 nights St. Moritz
Train from St. Moritz to Lucerne
Hotel for 2 nights Lucerne
Train from Lucerne to Geneva
Hotel for 2 nights Geneva
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Munich - Innsbruck - Salzburg by Train
Take an unforgettable vacation through Austria and Germany. Begin your adventure in Munich (a haven of history and culture), then connect to Innsbruck (one of the oldest and most idyllic ski towns in Europe) and lastly Salzburg (the Golden City of High Baroque) with ICE Train. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
Take an exciting, unforgettable vacation through Austria and Germany with our customizable package! Begin your adventure in Munich (a haven of history and culture) and then connect to Innsbruck (one of the oldest and most idyllic ski towns in Europe), Salzburg (the Golden City of High Baroque) and Vienna (music, waltzes, delicate almond pastries and interesting museums) with ICE Train.This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
There was some difficulty with the last leg of the trip because of the Covid-19 situation. So we had to cut the trip short but we were having issues with hotel and the return flight. We contacted the staff several times about it. The staff was always professional and always got back to us concerning the change status.