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The breathtaking Alps span the borders of several European countries, and this vacation gives you the opportunity to see the best of the alpine region. Begin in Bavaria’s capital, Munich, and see how the landscape changes from flatland to gentle hills to magnificent mountains. Visit King Ludwig’s rococo Linderhof Castle and cross the border into Austria to overnight in Innsbruck. From Tyrol, travel via the Grossglockner Pass to the majestic Dolomites, now a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site. See quaint villages, imposing peaks, and enchanting forests, and learn about the alpine culture. Journey through South Tyrol and to Engadine National Park, one of the most beautiful mountain areas in the world. Stay in St. Moritz and enjoy leisure time. Experience the scenic Bernina Express train, which returns you to Italy, and skirt the blue shores of Lake Como. Visit Turin (Torino), recent host of the Winter Olympics. Back in Switzerland, visit car-free Zermatt at the foot of the Matterhorn, then ride on the Glacier Express train to Andermatt. Rejoin your motorcoach and travel to Lake Lucerne for an overnight. Experience Interlaken and Berne (capital of Switzerland), and conclude your grand adventure in Zürich.
13 days from RM10,100/pax
Day to day
ARRIVE IN MUNICH, GERMANY.
Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore this delightful Bavarian capital. Why not spend some time at the Marienplatz to marvel at the world-famous Glockenspiel or join the locals at a traditional Biergarten? Later, meet up with your Tour Director and fellow travellers.
MUNICH AREA-LINDERHOF CASTLE-INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA.
A fascinating itinerary today. First, visit Munich, then, head south to visit LINDERHOF CASTLE, set deep in a forested valley in the Ammergau Alps. The smallest of the three fairytale palaces commissioned by King Ludwig II and inspired by Louis XIV's Versailles, the rococo-style Linderhof is surrounded by splendid Italian Renaissance gardens with landscaped sections similar to an English garden. Next, journey into Austria through the scenic Inn Valley to Innsbruck to admire its fascinating town centre and historic GOLDEN ROOF. (B,D)
INNSBRUCK AREA-KITZBUHEL-GROSSGLOCKNER-CORTINA D'AMPEZZO ITALY.
Travel through glorious alpine landscapes as you head to medieval Kitzbühel with its classic Tyrolean chalets and striking cobblestone center dating back to the 9th century. On to —the highest in Austria and featuring thrilling views of 12,460-foot-high , lush dairy pastures, and picturesque villages. Cross the border into Italy through the splendid to the celebrated winter resort of for an overnight. (B)
CORTINA D'AMPEZZO-LAKE CAREZZA-BOLZANO
This morning, travel through the spectacular Dolomites, then over and Pordoi Passes. Stop at enchanting to admire its brilliant rainbow colors and to search for the beautiful mermaid who, according to legend, hid here from the romantic pursuits of a powerful wizard. On to , “Gateway to the Dolomites.” (B)
BOLZANO-GLORENZA-ST. MORITZ, SWITZERLAND
Enjoy the visit to , the smallest fortified city in and ideally situated where Switzerland, Austria, and Italy meet. Via Tubre Pass, descend into Engadine National Park’s 66 square miles of unspoiled nature—deep blue lakes, and airy larch forests that turn golden in the fall, 12,000-foot-high peaks, and quaint villages with characteristic Grisons-style homes. Continue to glamorous , the oldest and most famous winter resort in the world. (B,D)
AT LEISURE IN ST. MORITZ.
A whole day to do as you please in this stylish Swiss spa resort, known for its stunning mountain scenery and superb shopping. (B)
ST. MORITZ-BERNINA EXPRESS TO TIRANO, ITALY-LAKE COMO.
Today, experience a memorable trip aboard the BERNINA EXPRESS. Crossing the Alps to Tirano in Italy, this spectacular rail journey takes you to altitudes greater than 2,000 metres (6,560 feet). Later, rejoin your motorcoach and head via Chiavenna to the shores of Lake Como, Italy's third-largest lake and one of the deepest in Europe. (B,D)
Travel through the to , birthplace of Fiat automobiles and home to the legendary Holy Shroud of Turin. Upon arrival, visit all the major sites with a Local Guide. This evening, consider an optional dinner. (B)
A pleasant drive through the Aosta Valley, known as the smallest region in Italy and a favourite winter sports area. Enter Switzerland via ancient Martigny and Sion, one of the country's largest wine-making regions, then head to charming Tasch in the Zermatt area. (B,D)
Take a short train ride to Zermatt, and spend the entire day in this well-known mountain resort, situated in the shadow of the legendary . Stroll along the narrow, traffic-free streets lined with a variety of shops, cafés, and bars. Enjoy an optional ride on Europe’s highest rack railway to 10,272-foot for breathtaking views of the Alps. (B)
TASCH-GLACIER EXPRESS TRAIN TO ANDERMATT-LUCERNE AREA.
Today, another highlight of your tour: the world-renowned GLACIER EXPRESS. This is Switzerland's most famous mountain railway, which passes over hundreds of bridges and through dozens of tunnels to give unique panoramic views of the Swiss Alps and surrounding valleys, forests, Alpine meadows, rushing streams, and picture-perfect villages. Board the Glacier Express in Zermatt and leave it in Andermatt in the St. Gotthard massif, 1,436 metres (4,711 feet) above sea level. Rejoin your motorcoach for the descent into the dramatically different landscape of the lovely Lucerne area. (B)
Cross Brunig Pass this morning and continue to Interlaken. Along the way, take photos of the Jungfrau massif with its three legendary peaks: Jungfrau, Monch, and Eiger. Travel through some of the country's best farmland to its stately capital of Berne, where sightseeing includes BEAR PARK and the Federal Palace. Then, continue to Zurich. (B)
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
- INDIVIDUAL HEADSETS
- INSIDE VISITS AND SPECIAL FEATURES: Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.
- SIGHTSEEING: Visits to Munich, Linderhof Castle, Innsbruck, Kitzbuhel, Bolzano, St. Moritz, Zermatt, Lucerne, Interlaken.
- SCENIC HIGHLIGHTS: Ammergau Alps, Inn Valley, Grossglockner, Dolomites, Swiss Alps, Engadine National Park, Lake Como.
- GUIDES: Local Guides for city sightseeing in Turin, Berne. Professional Tour Director while touring.
- TRANSPORTATION: Touring by private first-class air-conditioned motorcoach. Bernina Express train from St. Moritz to Tirano; Glacier Express train from Zermatt to Andermatt; Alpine train Tasch-Zermatt-Tasch.
- HOTELS: Rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, porterage, tips,and service charges.
- MYACCOUNT: Personalise your tour ahead of time with additional excursions. Visit our website for details and conditions.
- MEALS: 12 Buffet breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D)
What to expect
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To confirm the booking, we will need a copy of your passports and RM1,000 deposit per person. Full payment around 8 weeks before departure.
We will provide everything you need to enjoy your holiday.
Frequently asked questions
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- Do you offer insurance?
We offer comprehensive insurance coverage with all our tours. However you can opt for your own coverage if you wish.
- Why can't I organise this trip myself?
You can. However what we can offer is the reassurance of our professional service so you don't have to worry if anything goes wrong. For example, if a flight is delayed, it is up to us to rearrange the flight.
We handle all your problems, leaving you time to enjoy your holiday.