• 2020 Vacations at 2019 Prices - ends Sept 20, 2019

    2020 Vacations at 2019 Prices - ends Sept 20
  • Save $100 on Airfare - Ends August 31, 2019

    Save $100 on Airfare - Ends Aug. 31, 2019
  • AARP Members Save an additional $100 per person

    AARP Members SAVE an additional $100
  • Additional Savings for Past Travelers

    Additional Savings for Past Travelers

Switzerland & Austria

Operated by: Trafalgar

13 Days from $3,263 per person
Innsbruck, Austria

Countries Visited

Switzerland, Austria, Liechtenstein, Italy ...more Switzerland, Austria, Liechtenstein, Italy

Locations Visited

Zurich, Salzburg, Salzburg Domplatz, Liechtenstein Castle, Lake Mondsee, Melk Abbey, Vienna, St Stephens Cathedral, Austrian Parliament Building, Piber Federal Stud, Wernberg, Villach, Innsbruck, Goldeen Roof, Dom St Jakob, Engadine Valley, Lake Como, Zermatt, Klein Matterhorn, Lake Geneva, Chillon, Montreux, Interlaken, Lucerne ...more Zurich, Salzburg, Salzburg Domplatz, Liechtenstein Castle, Lake Mondsee, Melk Abbey, Vienna, St Stephens Cathedral, Austrian Parliament Building, Piber Federal Stud, Wernberg, Villach, Innsbruck, Goldeen Roof, Dom St Jakob, Engadine Valley, Lake Como, Zermatt, Klein Matterhorn, Lake Geneva, Chillon, Montreux, Interlaken, Lucerne
  1. Day 1 Arrive Zurich

    Your epic journey to the heart of Europe launches in the sophisticated cultural hotspot of Zurich, whose historic centre and scenic lakeside you will have an opportunity to explore, before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for an orientation of the city's iconic sights and a Welcome Reception.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel Radisson Blu
  2. Day 2 Zurich – Liechtenstein – Salzburg Sightseeing

    Embark on a soul-stirring encounter with the valleys and lofty peaks of Liechtenstein, bound for its tiny capital, Vaduz. Continue along the scenic Arlberg route into the Tyrol to your overnight stop in the Baroque city of Salzburg. Here, you will join a Local Specialist for a walking tour that will take you past iconic sights, including the house where Mozart once lived and Domplatz with its imposing Salzburger Dom Cathedral, Residenz Castle and St. Peter's Abbey.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
    hotel Austria Trend Europa
  3. Day 3 Salzburg – Vienna (2 Nights)

    Waltz through the scenic Austrian countryside, past Lake Mondsee and the rolling hills, fortresses and valleys of the picturesque Wachau Valley. See Melk Abbey perched atop its rocky bastion above the beautiful Danube. Our home for the next two nights is the glorious Imperial city of Vienna.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
    hotel Arcotel Kaiserwasser
  4. Day 4 Vienna Sightseeing and Free Time

    Admire the grand boulevards and beautiful Gothic and Baroque façades on a guided sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist, who will take you to see the State Opera, Hofburg, St. Stephen's Cathedral and Parliament. Immerse yourself in the centuries-old history of 'Am Hof', before spending free time soaking up the Kaffee culture of the city. This evening, you may wish to embrace the talents of the City of Music and attend a Viennese concert in one of the city's magnificent performance venues.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
  5. Day 5 Vienna – Piber Stud Farm – Villach

    We journey south to visit the Lipizzaner Stud farm at Piber and 'Dive Into Culture' to gain insights into the breeding of these athletic white stallions for the Spanish Riding School. This evening, we 'Connect With Locals', joining Sister Monika and the nuns of Kloster Wernberg for a traditional Carinthian Be My Guest dinner at a monastery housed in a beautiful old castle. We'll overnight in Villach.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
    hotel Romantik Post
  6. Day 6 Villach – Innsbruck

    Admire spectacular Alpine scenery, journeying over the remarkable Felbertauern Road on your way to the capital of the Tyrol, Innsbruck. Here you will have an opportunity to admire Emperor Maximilian's Golden Roof, St. James Cathedral and see the Olympic ski jump.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
    hotel Grauer Bär
  7. Day 7 Innsbruck – St. Moritz Free Time

    This morning, we cross the Swiss border and travel through the enchanting landscapes of the Engadine Valley. Arriving in the chic winter sports resort of St. Moritz, we have the afternoon on our own to explore the scenic landscape or perhaps take a mountain pass train ride. This evening, we enjoy dinner at our hotel.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Reine Victoria
  8. Day 8 St. Moritz – Stresa – Zermatt (2 Nights)

    Drive through the Maloja Pass, past Lake Como, to the sun-kissed shores of Lake Maggiore and explore the sophisticated lakeside town of Stresa. See the Borromean Islands, with their beautiful palaces and gardens. Tonight, enjoy views of the Alps from one of Trafalgar's 'Stays With Stories' - the Hotel Ambassador.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Ambassador
  9. Day 9 Zermatt Free Day

    Spend a full free day soaking up Zermatt's crisp mountain air and panoramic vistas. Relax in beautiful surrounds or consider an Optional Experience to the Klein Matterhorn for the most spectacular mountain views.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
  10. Day 10 Zermatt – Chillon – Montreux

    Our journey continues through the Rhône Valley. We arrive on the tranquil shores of Lake Geneva, where we will view Chillon Castle, an island castle immortalised in Lord Byron's 'Prisoner of Chillon'. We follow the lakeshore to Montreux, set against the pristine backdrop of snow-covered peaks and vineyards.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
    hotel Eurotel Riviera
  11. Day 11 Montreux – Berne – Interlaken – Lucerne Orientation (2 Nights)

    Travel via Berne to Interlaken, set in the heart of Switzerland in the shadow of the mighty Jungfrau (subject to weather conditions). Then, cross the Brünig Pass to lakeside Lucerne, where you'll view the ancient wooden Chapel Bridge suspended over the Reuss and visit the poignant Lion Monument to pay tribute to the brave Swiss Guards who lost their lives defending Louis XVI during the French Revolution. Tonight, we stay at one of Trafalgar's 'Stays With Stories' - the Grand Hotel Europe, promising the elegance of yesteryear and sweeping lake vistas.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
    hotel Grand Europe
  12. Day 12 Lucerne Free Day

    Snow-capped peaks surround you as you wander through the medieval streets of Lucerne, lined with colourful muralled façades. Spend a full day on your own exploring the Old Town, enjoy a leisurely Swiss lunch or consider an Optional Experience ascending a nearby mountain for panoramic views. This evening, toast to your epic journey during your Farewell Dinner.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
  13. Day 13 Lucerne – Depart Zurich

    We say a fond farewell to Switzerland and our newfound friends at the end of an unforgettable journey. A transfer is available to Zurich Airport. Conditions apply.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
SWAU-switzerland-and-austria-tt-18.jpg
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 12 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 5 dinners (including Be My Guest)

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Trip Highlights
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and a professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights

Sightseeing Highlights

  • CITY TOUR in Salzburg and Vienna
  • ORIENTATION of Zurich, Innsbruck and Lucerne
  • SEE Melk Abbey and the Wachau Valley
  • VIEW the Golden Roof and Hofburg Palace in Innsbruck, the Matterhorn and Jungfrau mountains (weather permitting), Chillon Castle, Berne, Chapel Bridge and Lion Monument in Lucerne
  • VISIT Vaduz, St. Moritz, Stresa and Zermatt

Dates & Prices
Airfare is not included, but can be added to quote upon request
  • Definite Departure
Price Discount Availability Price
Optional Add-Ons

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Salzburg

Eagle’s Nest Tour And Bavarian Alps

"In Berchtesgaden National Park drive past farmhouses and picturesque villages as we ascend the Obersalzberg. We transfer to special buses for the second leg of the journey: a spectacular road and great engineering feat blasted out of the mountain side. Finally we take an elevator up to the Eagle's Nest, intended as a mountain retreat for Hitler and his inner circle. Once at the top learn its fascinating history and take in the awe inspiring views of the surrounding mountain peaks whilst enjoying a local refreshment! This optional is weather dependent and subject to seasonal closures, therefore it may not be available on all departures."
Adult Price: €55

Lake and Mountain Tour

Marvel at the Alpine beauty of the Salzburg lake district, with its 76 glacier lakes and picturesque towns like Sankt Gilgen. We will also have the chance to see some of the major backdrops for the film "The Sound of Music".
Adult Price: €39

Vienna

Viennese Dinner with Musical Entertainment

Enjoy dinner in an atmospheric Viennese restaurant, with drinks and traditional musical entertainment included. A unique experience in one of Europe’s most elegant cities.
Adult Price: €63

Schönbrunn Palace And Gardens

The Imperial Summer Palace of Schönbrunn offers an amazing journey through the centuries of Hapsburg rule. It is perfectly preserved and richly decorated with treasures from around the globe. Each room has a story to tell, so of course, you’ll have a Local Specialist to bring it to life and to make the most of your time. This optional involves reservations and entrance prepayments. Should you decide to cancel the optional, a 50% cancellation fee will be incurred.
Adult Price: €45

Dinner And Viennese Concert

A wonderful evening of all things Viennese! Enjoy a superb dinner with drinks, followed by a concert of Viennese classical music. Works by Johann Strauss and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart will be performed and your 'A Class' tickets and a complimentary glass of sparkling wine or juice during the interval will only enhance the experience. Please note: on occasion a small gift will be offered in place of a glass of sparkling wine.
Adult Price: €103

Innsbruck

Traditional Tyrolean Evening

You’ll enjoy a lively evening of traditional entertainment, as singers, dancers, and musicians dressed in national costume provide a colourful show of folklore and fun. Includes two drinks.
Adult Price: €45

Tyrolean Evening With Dinner

You’ll enjoy a delicious meal of traditional Tyrolean cuisine before a lively folklore show, where singers, dancers and musicians dressed in national costume provide an evening of entertainment and fun. Drinks are included.
Adult Price: €67

St Moritz

Bernina Pass Discovery

Board a train across the spectacular Bernina Pass, one of Switzerland's iconic rail routes. Our panoramic journey takes us to a local hostelry where you can indulge in a typical apéro of tasty snacks and vintages, a truly local experience!
Adult Price: CHf75

Italian Lakes

Discover The Borromean Islands

We've organised a private launch to take you to the beautiful Isola Bella, one of the lake's Borromean islands. The island's palazzo and exquisite gardens once hosted the nobility of Europe. (This optional is only operated between mid March and the end of October)
Adult Price: €43

Zermatt

Klein Matterhorn Excursion

A unique electric taxi service will drive us to the foot of Zermatt's highest and most spectacular mountain ride. You’ll enjoy stunning views as we ascend to Furi and Trockener Steg, before boarding Europe's highest cable car to 3779m (12400ft) and the magnificent snow-capped top of the world.
Adult Price: CHf119

Zermatt Dinner Experience

Discover the beautiful mountainous resort town of Zermatt. Afterwards, we'll enjoy a wonderful dinner in a typical chalet-style restaurant with an opportunity to try the world-famous Ratclette and chocolate fondue.
Adult Price: CHf86

Lake Geneva

Lake Geneva Cruise with Meal

Enjoy an unforgettable cruise on the ‘Belle Epoque ‘ steamers of the C.G.N. company on Lake Geneva. Lake Leman, as it is known to the locals, is one of Western Europe’s largest lakes and its waters meet the shores of both Switzerland and France. You’ll see picturesque villages and towns in both countries as well as the majestic Alps and, on clear days, Mont Blanc. A three-course meal will be served in their wood-panelled dining room while you admire awe-inspiring Alpine scenery dining on the specialities of the Vaud canton.
Adult Price: CHf94

Lucerne

Swiss Folklore Evening And Dinner

Tonight we’ll enjoy a tasty Swiss meal, including the famous Swiss cheese fondue, in a typical restaurant. While enjoying dinner, you can also join in a lively folklore show which includes yodelling, flag-throwing and Alpine horn-blowing. Two drinks are also included. Occasionally, this optional may be offered as a Lunch for CHF68.00.
Adult Price: CHf99

Mount Stanserhorn And Lake Cruise

Take a scenic cruise with us across Lake Lucerne to Stans, and one of Switzerland's oldest mountain railways. Travelling by railway and Cabrio cable car, we'll reach 1900m (6300ft), where you’ll have free time to admire the stunning Alpine scenery and enjoy some refreshments. (On certain departures Optional may be operated in reverse, ending with the cruise.)
Adult Price: CHf112

Swiss Countryside & Carriages

A chance to get to know the Swiss, you’ll meet local farmers and enjoy a delightful countryside tour in horse drawn carriages. Soak up the stunning scenery as we trot around a typical rural community, en route to a farm where you’ll savour local drinks and snacks.
Adult Price: CHf67

Reviews
Service
Vacation
Independent Reviews
Trusted Customer
Thursday, June 6, 2019
Service
very helpful and hassle free
Vacation
vacation was great,except that a couple of the hotels were not up to the first class standard,,hotel at salzburg was not great,and the hotel at lucerne as beautiful as the building is,the room was extremely small,a fan that you had to wind every couple of hours.Its my third trip with getours and second to switzerland and i still don understand why they make a stop to interlaken,its a waste of time,being that they just drop you at the plaza field and thats it,i would have prefered to have stopped at brienz or even better at grindewald or lauterbrunen,all and all it was a great great vacation
Doreen Pierce
Friday, May 3, 2019
Service
3rd trip with you staff is wonderfull.
Vacation
Larae & Wolfgang were fantastic made the trip effortless and entertaining. They were a great team!!
Trusted Customer
Friday, September 29, 2017
Service
GET operates well as a clearing house assigning travelers to which provider hosts the trip of the traveler's choice.
Vacation
I do not EVER rate anything Excellent. We enjoyed the destinations or we would not have chosen this tour.
Trusted Customer
Friday, July 8, 2016
Service
The agent we dealt with at Grand European Travel was not that helpful.He very seldom returned our call.The couple in our group had to cancel the trip due to unexpected sickness and they wanted a friend to take thier place but the agent never returned thier phone call.They did not get the credit for the airfare for the next trip either.Grand European Tour never notified Trafalgar of the cancellation and never forward the registration data which we filled it over and over to Trafalgar and we had to registered with Trafalgar all over again.Now we have learned not to book our airplane ticket through the Grand European Travel.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We're sorry to hear about your friend's unexpected sickness and not being able to go on the trip with your group. Airlines do not allow people to just take other peoples places on flights. Our tickets carry penalties and we would have to book a new reservation under the new persons name. In most cases, travel insurance will cover these penalties and changes if you chose to add it to your reservation. Grand European Travel
Monday, July 11, 2016
Vacation
Excellent
Trusted Customer
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Service
Very good tour guide and excellent driver!
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Many of the hotels in some European cities, do have air conditioning at all. We do explain this in our terms and conditions, but please accept our apologies for your inconvenience in Lucerne. Grand European Travel
Monday, July 11, 2016
Vacation
The only negative comment is: the Grand Hotel Europe in Lucerne, where we stayed the last two nights of our trip. is advertised as a 4 star hotel. It is NOT - not when you charge for wifi and NO air conditioning!
Trusted Customer
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Service
It was great -
Vacation
Had a wonderful time, enjoyed the whole trip.
See More Reviews
Back To Top