Switzerland - Austria
Switzerland - Austria
Welcome to Switzerland the Alpine Wonderland! On arrival in Zurich, proceed to the railway station to board your train to Main station. Check in at hotel. Spend the rest of day at leisure. Overnight at hotel in Zurich.
Enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast in the morning. Spend the rest of the day at leisure OR Enjoy an excursion to ' Rhine Falls ', Europe’s largest waterfall (on your own). They are truly magnificent, not so much for their height (a mere 23m) as for their impressive breadth (150m) and the sheer drama of the place, with the spray rising in a cloud of rainbows above the forested banks. The turreted castle Schloss Laufen on a cliff directly above the falls to the south completes the spectacle. To get here, take a train from Zurich to Schaffhausen to visit the spectacular Rhine Falls. Get close to the falls with a boat ride (directly payable). Overnight at hotel in Zurich.
Enjoy a delicious Buffet Breakfast in the morning. Spend the rest of the day at leisure OR enjoy a tour of this City of Lights (on your own) which is a mixture of Renaissance and Medieval architecture combined with its laid back continental ambiance. Here you will find some of the best preserved medieval structures found anywhere on the continent. The most photographed structure in Europe, The Lucerne Water Tower stands on River Reuss here for the past 700-years. The simple splendour of the cities covered wooden bridges The Kapellbrücke or The Chapel Bridge is also admirable. After admiring the architecture and refined style don't forget to see The Lion Monument built to commemorate some 700 Swiss missionaries who died in defense of French King Louis in 1792. Overnight in Lucerne.
Enjoy a delicious Buffet Breakfast in the morning, later proceed for the excursion to Mt Titlis. A pleasant ride onboard a deluxe motor coach takes you to the mountain resort of Engelberg in Central Switzerland, where you will board the aerial cableway for a 45 minute journey from the green valley bottom to the high alpine glacier region at 3020 m/10000 ft, which guarantees snow the whole year round. Enjoy a magnificent ride in the world's first ever revolving 'ROTAIR' gondola, which offers a 360 panoramic view of the Alps. During 2 hour stay on the mountain visit the Ice Grotto and experience the new 'Ice Flyer', a chair lift ride over the glacier with fantastic views into crevasses and ice falls and enjoy a snow slide on the 'Fun lift' (these activities are included in our tour). Overnight in Lucerne.
Enjoy a delicious Buffet Breakfast in the morning, spend the day at leisure OR Proceed for an excursion to Mt. Pilatus. There is hardly another mountain in Switzerland surrounded by as many legends as Mount Pilatus. Mount Pilatus also encompasses an extraordinary, beautiful mountain scape symbolic of the country's magnificent natural splendour. Steeped in legend and tradition, this towering expanse in central Switzerland offers a magnificent alpine panorama and nature at its most impressive. To reach the mountain peak, take a short bus journey to Kriens. You take a ride with the panoramic gondolas and aerial cableway to Mount Pilatus (7000 ft / 2132 m). From here you will enjoy an unforgettable view over the surrounding mountains and lakes. Descend on the world's steepest cogwheel railway (48% gradient) to Alpnachstad. A boat ride on Lake
Lucerne and you reach back to Lucerne. Overnight at hotel in Lucerne.
Enjoy a Buffet breakfast in the morning. Later, proceed to Lucerne train station for transfer to Interlaken, one of the most scenic place in Switzerland. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at hotel in Interlaken.
Enjoy a Buffet breakfast in the morning, leave on an excursion from Interlaken upto Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe. This memorable train trip from Interlaken Ost station takes you via Lauterbrunnen and Wengen to the Klien Scheidgg at the foot of the famous Eiger North Wall. Then transfer to the Jungfrau railway to the magnificient mountain world of eternal snow which is the highest railway station in Europe. Visit the Ice Palace , Aletsch Galcier which is the longest glacier in Alps. Overnight at the hotel in Interlaken.
Enjoy breakfast in the morning. Transfer to Vienna, one of the most stylish capital cities in the world. Check in at hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at hotel in Vienna.
Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast at the hotel restaurant. Vienna has been honoured by the World Heritage site twice for hits historic town centre and the Baroque palace and park of Schonbrunn. This morning journey through a half day guided tour of this ecstatic City and visit Schonbrunn Palace. This panoramic city tour with photo stops will introduce you to the most important sights of the Austrian capital. As we drive around the famous ' Ringstrasse', Vienna's main boulevard, we pass by the State Opera, the Museums of Fine Art and Natural History, the Parliament building, the National Theatre, the City Hall, the University, the Votive Church, Urania and City Park. The highlight of this program is the visit to Schonbrunn Palace where we take a tour of some of the most magnificently decorated rooms. We return to the city centre, passing by Belvedere Palace, where you will have the opportunity to end your tour, or you can choose to continue to the State Opera House, where the tour ends. Afternoon at leisure. Opt for a Opera concert in one of Vienna's elegant concert halls. Overnight at the hotel in Vienna.
Enjoy your delicious breakfast in the morning. Proceed for a half day tour on the Danube Canal where you will be acquainted with the exquisite beauty of the Wachau Valley. Enjoy a romantic boat-trip down the Danube Canal to see the famous sights of Hundertwasser. As the coach winds through romantic scenery with charming old villages, steep vineyards and mysterious looking castles, the history and legends of the area will be brought to life. You will then pass through modern Vienna with its impressive UN building and the Danube Tower en route for the northern part of the city, the 'Cobenzl' (or Northern Vienna Woods). Then, passing by the picturesque little wine growing village of Grinzing, return to the city centre where the tour ends. Transfer to the train station for a transfer by train to the beautiful barbeque city, Salzburg. Arrive and check into your hotel. Rest of the evening at leisure. Overnight at the hotel in Salzburg.
After breakfast at the hotel, stroll with your guide to see the most famous sights of Mozart's city of Salzburg and an unrivalled view of the city from the Hohensalzburg Fortress. Visit the Mozarteum School of Music, the Marionette Theatre, the County Theatre, the house where Mozart lived, Trinity Church, the County Legal Courts, Nonnberg Abbey, Hellbrunn Palace where we will have a short stop. Also see the Villa of Frohnburg, the Neutor tunnel, the Festival Houses, the Horsepond, Getreidegasse, the Church of St. Blasius and Mozart Square. You will also receive a ticket for a funicular up to Hohensalzburg Fortress, which dates back to the 11th century and you will be able to enjoy the breathtaking panoramic view of the city. After a sumptuous tour, spend the rest of the day at leisure OR Opt for a Ice Caves tour The Ice Caves Tour - Travel along majestic Alpine roads to the largest ice caves and underground glacier in the world. This tour takes you along the scenic Salzach Valley to Werfen, where the fortress of Hohenwerfen has protected the pass since the 11th century. From there you continue on foot and via cable car to the entrance of the caves where your thrilling and chilling adventure begins: a walking tour through the wonderful world of unique ice formations. Overnight at the hotel in Salzburg.
After a delicious breakfast at the hotel transfer from the hotel to railway station to board a train from Salzburg to the Imperial city of Innsbruck. On arrival at Innsbruck, a traditional tyrolean city proceed to your hotel. Check into hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Enjoy a pleasant walk through its quaint medieval lanes (on own). Overnight at the hotel in Innsbruck.
After a delicious breakfast and relaxed morning enjoy a visit to the amazing and sparking world of crystals " The Swarovski Crystal Museum ". This tour will take you to explore the fantastic and sparkling world of Swarovski. Aboard a fast and comfortable coach from central Innsbruck (30 minutes drive), you will be taken to the world famous Swarovski Kristallwelten, situated in Wattens. The water spouting Giant (a remarkable huge face sculptured on top of a rock) will amaze you with his sparkling eyes. Inside the Giant, a whole crystal world awaits you: the Chambers of Wonders containing the Planet of Crystals, the Crystal Dome, the Crystal Theatre, the Ice passage and the Floating Poem. They all witness the level of artistic perfection reached by Swarovski and their images will be etched on your mind forever. After a tour of a lifetime, return back to Innsbruck. Overnight at hotel in Innsbruck.
After breakfast depart for railway station to board your train to Vienna. Rest of the day at leisure to explore the Viennese capital on your own. Relax and rejuvenate yourself before you head back with warm thermal waters that massage your skin. Vienna, claims itself as one of the only cities in the World with its own thermal spas. Overnight stay in Vienna.
Enjoy breakfast in the morning. Time free till departure. Proceed to the Vienna (Schwechat) International Airport for your flight back to India.
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