Classic Switzerland & Austria - Switzerland Holiday Packages

Classic Switzerland & Austria

  • Zurich, Montreux, Lugano, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Vienna10 days
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The hills are alive in this tour! Experience the charms and cultural delights of Vienna and Zurich, along with the classic mountainside towns of Innsbruck, Lugano and Montreux, and the beauty of the hillside landscapes around Salzburg – you can even take a Sound of Music tour and experience some of the most stunning scenery in film history – just think of the neat gardens, the elaborate buildings, and the huge Abbey.

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From vivacious Swiss cities and beautiful lakes to Austrian palaces, pastries, the birthplace of Mozart, and the singing hills of Salzburg,take this magical tour and be thrown in to a world of spectacular scenery and charming city culture.

Beautiful landscapes and cultural cities

From the Ringstrasse to the Opera, Vienna has much to offer art and music lovers.

See the 17th-century Dom cathedral in Salzburg and explore Mozart’s home in the Alstadt.

Zurich is Switzerland’s high-energy metropolis – shop inthe Bahnhofstrasse’s fine boutiques.

Places covered 10 Days
  • Day 1 Zurich, sightseeing and attractions
  • Day 2&3 Montreux, sightseeing and attractions
  • Day 4&5 Lugano, sightseeing and attractions, on to Innsbruck
  • Day 6 Innsbruck
  • Day 7&8 Salzburg, sightseeing and attractions
  • Day 9&10 Vienna, sightseeing and attractions
  • Days Details
  • 1 Zurich, sightseeing and attractions Zurich is much more than a banking capital. From impressive churches to awesome art collections, the city has much to offer culturevultures. The Great Church is a 12thcentury structure with 18th-century updates – the core spans the Carolingian to Gothic styles with one modern touch – Giacometti’s stained-glass window. The Stiftung Sammiung E.G Buhrie has a stunning array of Manets, Monets, and more (appointments only). And Zurich is a shopper’s paradise – walk along the Bahnhofstrasse for high-end boutiques, orhead for Niederdorf for the more trendy shops.
  • 2&3 Montreux, sightseeing and attractions This wonderful lakeside resort has been attracting artists, writers and musicians for years. Montreux has its own mild microclimate – perfect for peaceful walks along a pretty lakeshore that is dotted with elegant 19thcentury hotels, and strolls through an ancient hilltop Old Town. Visit the Chateau de Chillon on the lakeside, an unusual oval-shaped castle that was so loved by Lord Byron, and learn about the town’s local history at the Musee de Montreux. Place fresh flowers at the feet of the statue of Freddie Mercury that’s located in front of Montreux’s old covered market on the waterfront.
  • 4&5 Lugano, sightseeing and attractions, on to Innsbruck On to Lugano – a vivacious city with chic boutiques, bars and pavement cafes within the twisting maze of steep cobblestone streets that flow through to the edge of Lake Lugano. Just on the border of Switzerland and Italy, this beautiful glacial lake is surrounded by the majestic mountain peaks of Monte Bre, Monte San Salvatore and Monte Generoso. Get snapping with your cameras, the views here are wonderful. Walk around the lake to Paradise and take the funicular that rises to Monte San Salvatore and see the fine views from the mountainside. On to Innsbruck where, at every street corner, you will see spectacular views of the Nordkette Alps, and you will be bowled over by the number of impressive castles and palaces. Spend some time at Hofburg Castle that was built for Archduke Sigmund the Rich in the 15thcentury and was given a total baroque makeover by Empress Maria Theresia in the 18thcentury. See the Swarovski Crystals that are displayed in all their glory at the Swarovski Museum – set in a park - in Innsbruck. A giant’s head spewing water into a pond greets you in the park, and you can see the world’s biggest crystal, weighing 62kg.
  • 6 Innsbruck - local sights and attractions Every corner you turn in Innsbruck you will see spectacular views of the Nordkette Alps, and you will be bowled over by the number of impressive castles and palaces. Spend the morning at the Hofburg Castle that was built for Archduke Sigmund the Rich in the 15thcentury and was given a total baroque makeover by Empress Maria Theresia in the 18thcentury. See one of Europe’s finest royal court churches – the gothic Hofkirche, it was commissioned in 1553 by Ferdinand I. Innsbruck’s golden wonder is the Goldenes Dachl & Museum – a gothic oriel, built for Emperor Maximilian I that glitters with 2657 fire-gilt copper tiles. Schloss Ambras is perched on a hill and was transformed from a fortress to a palace by Archduke Ferdinand II in the 16thcentury. Don’t miss the 43m-long banqueting hall with its wooden inlaid ceiling
  • 7&8 Salzburg, sightseeing and attractions On To Salzburg, and home to Mozart. Standing beside the fast-flowing Salzach River, simply look up and be awe-inspired by the city’s wonderful backdrop of graceful domes and spires, the formidable cliff-top fortress, and the mountains beyond – pure romance and inspiration. Wander through the Unesco-listed Old Town drifting from one baroque church and monumentalsquare to the next, in a daze of grandeur. Meander the side streets too where classical music wafts from open windows, linger decadently over coffee and cake, and let Salzburg work its magic. Be overwhelmed by the Dom Cathedral with its bulbous copper dome and twin spires – a masterpiece of baroque art. Visit the Salzburg Museum housed in the baroque Neue Residenz palace and take a fascinating trip through Salzburg’s past. Learn all about Mozart and his family at the Mozart-Wohnhaus museum where the family lived and where Mozart composed works suchas the Shepherd King. And take an original ‘Sound of Music Tour’. Enjoy a day trip visiting the breathtaking landscapes and locations where the famous musical was filmed. The guide will show highlights of the film and also the historical and architectural landmarks in the town of Mondsee, as well as part of the picturesque lake district. Relax and listen to the soundtrack on the way or sing along to the famous songs and lyrics as you travel through the hills and past the lakes.
  • 9&10 Vienna, sightseeing and attractions Take a walk around the Innere Stadt, Vienna’s medieval heart; it’s an ideal way to spend a morning or an afternoon. Explore the twisting streets, it’s here that you’ll find the iconic 10thcentury Stefansdom Cathedral and the shops that line the pedestrian-only Graben. Stop at one of the many restaurants and coffee houses for a coffee and pastry – they are centerpieces ofthe culture here, in fact, sample them at Café Central, one of the city’s most famous coffeehouses The Ringstrasse, a grand circular boulevard built in the late 19thcentury, surrounds Innere Stadt. Here you will find Vienna’s most famous sights, including the Museums Quartier complex, the Rathaus (OldCity Hall), and the Staatsoper (State Opera House). Take a scenic look at Vienna on the Ring Tram, it’s a continuous hop-on, hop-off guided tour ofthe Ringstrasse with video screens and commentary that stops at 13 stations. A tour of Schloss Schonbrunn focuses on the palace itself – especially the Habsburg residents. Wander through the grand rooms and learn all about the habits and quirks of Austria’s famous family. Of the 1441rooms within the palace, 40 are open to the public. And nothing symbolises the culture and heritage of Austria more than its Hofburg (Imperial Palace). The Habsburgs were based here for over six centuries. You will be bowled over the size and architectural beauty and diversity of this palace that was added to over the centuries by the new rulers.
€ 2,200 per person (Prices are in Euros and exclude international flights)
Price Per Person in Twin Sharing Accomodation
(Prices are in Euros and exclude international flights)

All rates mentioned are an approximate price per person on a twin-sharing basis, and are based on a minimum of 6-9 adults travelling together. Rates are subject to change based on the number of passengers and the time of year. (Flights, visas, travel insurance, lunches & dinners, personal expenses not included. There may be some itinerary activities not included also – please ask).

Inclusions :

- Traditional ,Boutique or Heritage accommodation where possible or Quality accommodation (on a twin-sharing basis) in centrally located 4*Hotels .

-Meals – breakfast in all destinations

- Internal Travel by rail - ferries - coach as applicable

-Guided sightseeing excursions as per the itinerary

-First arrival and last departure transfers

Most Holidays are based on Independent Travel . Holidays could be Customised to your requirements and you could choose to upgrade to Selfdrive or Exclusively Private basis .

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Take a city-break in Western Europe at any time of the year, if the sun is shining enjoy the sights and if it’s chilly or raining simply dive in to a museum, bar, restaurant or city attraction and get lost in the moment. Wrap up for winter Christmas markets in Germany & Belgium, head out to the Scottish highlands and moors in spring, cruise along Dutch canals, German rivers & Italian lakes in the summer, and be prepared for winter sun, snow & scenic beauty in the French, Italian, Austrian & Swiss Alps.

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