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Alpine Adventure, Bernina & Glacier Express (6060)

13 days from Munich to Zürich

2019 Tour Details

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. This scenic Alps tour includes overnights in Munich, the Innsbruck area, Cortina d’Ampezzo, Bolzano, St. Moritz, Lake Como, Turin, Täsch, the Lucerne area, and Zurich.

Every day you’ll marvel at stunning scenery: lush dairy pastures, picturesque quaint villages, imposing peaks and enchanting forests. You will drive along Grossglockner Pass, Austria’s highest pass with inspiring views of 12,460-foot-high Grossglockner Mountain; visit Cortina d'Ampezzo, home of the 1956 Olympics in the spectacular Italian Dolomites, the Italian "Rocky Mountains,"; take in views of Italy’s Lake Carezza, a small, emerald-green mountain lake; see the Austrian and Italian Tyrolean Alps; discover Switzerland’s Engadine National Park, considered by some to be the world’s most beautiful mountain area with deep-blue lakes and mountain peaks exceeding 12,000 feet,; experience beautiful Lake Como, one of Europe’s deepest lakes; get to know Kitzbühel, with its classic Tyrolean chalets and striking cobblestone center and car-free Zermatt, a picturesque cluster of rustics chalets beneath the Matterhorn, and much more.

But it is not all about alpine scenery; you will also get to know Turin, an Italian city set at the foot of the Alps, and on the included city tour, you’ll discover all the secret treasures this winter Olympic city has to offer. In Bavaria, you will also visit charming Linderhof Castle, the smallest but maybe the most elegant of the three King Ludwig fairy-tale castles.

One of the highlights of this Alps tour is a memorable trip aboard the Glacier Express from Zermatt to glitzy St. Moritz. From your train windows, marvel at the thundering waterfalls, impressive snow-capped peaks, glacial ice fields, forests, lush meadows, and picture-perfect villages. Passing over hundreds of bridges and through dozens of tunnels, this is Switzerland’s most famous mountain railway along with the journey aboard the Bernina Express from St Moritz to Tirano, Italy. Traveling on the highest railway across the Alps, witness glistening glaciers, stunning mountain streams, and alpine scenery.

You will have many opportunities to practice your photographic skills on this amazing Alps tour designed for savvy travelers! It’s a dream vacation!

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 Tour Highlights

Sightseeing:

MUNICH
Visit

LINDERHOF
Castle visit

INNSBRUCK
Visit

KITZBÜHEL
Visit

LAKE CAREZZA BOLZANO
Visit

GLORENZA

Visit

ST. MORITZ
Visit

ST. MORITZ-TIRANO
by Bernina Express train

TURIN
Guided sightseeing

ZERMATT
Visit

TÄSCH-ANDERMATT
by Glacier Express train

LUCERNE & INTERLAKEN
Visit

BERNE
Guided sightseeing, visit Bear Park

UNESCO World Heritage

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Old City of Berne
  • Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes
Transportation:

Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; Bernina Express train St. Moritz-Tirano; Alpine train Täsch-Zermatt-Täsch; Glacier Express train Zermatt-Andermatt

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Buffet breakfasts daily, 4 dinners

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1

ARRIVE IN MUNICH, GERMANY. Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore this delightful Bavarian capital. This evening, meet up with your Tour Director and fellow travelers.

Day 2

MUNICH AREA–LINDERHOF CASTLE–INNSBRUCK AREA, AUSTRIA. A fascinating itinerary today. First, see Munich’s most famous square Marienplatz, then head south to visit LINDERHOF CASTLE—the smallest of the three Bavarian 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. Continue into Austria through the scenic Inn Valley to Innsbruck to admire its fascinating town center and historic Golden Roof.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 3

INNSBRUCK AREA–KITZBÜHEL–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 Grossglockner Pass—the highest in Austria and featuring thrilling views of 12,460-foot-high Grossglockner Mountain, lush dairy pastures, and picturesque villages. Cross the border into Italy through the splendid Dolomites to the celebrated winter resort of Cortina d’Ampezzo for an overnight.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4

CORTINA D’AMPEZZO–LAKE CAREZZA–BOLZANO. This morning, travel through the spectacular Dolomites, then over Falzarego and Pordoi Passes. Stop at enchanting Lake Carezza 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 Bolzano, “Gateway to the Dolomites.”
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5

BOLZANO–GLORENZA–ST. MORITZ, SWITZERLAND. Enjoy the visit to Glorenza, the smallest fortified city in Tyrol 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 St. Moritz, the oldest and most famous winter resort in the world.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 6

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, hiking opportunities, and superb shopping.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7

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 7,000 feet. Later, rejoin your motorcoach and head to the shores of Lake Como, Italy’s third-largest lake and one of the deepest in Europe.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 8

LAKE COMO–TURIN. Travel through the Po Valley to Turin, 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.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 9

TURIN–AOSTA–MARTIGNY, SWITZERLAND–SION–TÄSCH. A pleasant drive through the Aosta Valley, known as the smallest region in Italy and a favorite winter sports area. Enter Switzerland via ancient Martigny and Sion, one of the country’s largest wine-making regions, then head to charming Täsch in the Zermatt area.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 10

TÄSCH. 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 Matterhorn. 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 Gornergrat for breathtaking views of the Alps.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 11

TÄSCH–GLACIER EXPRESS TRAIN TO ANDERMATT–LUCERNE AREA. Today, another highlight of your tour: the world-renowned GLACIER EXPRESS. Board 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. Ride the Glacier Express from Zermatt to Andermatt at the St. Gotthard massif, 4,711 feet above sea level. Rejoin your motorcoach for the descent into the dramatically different landscape of the lovely Lucerne area.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 12

LUCERNE AREA–INTERLAKEN–BERNE–ZURICH. Cross Brünig Pass this morning and continue to Interlaken. Along the way, take photos of the Jungfrau massif with its three legendary peaks: Jungfrau, Mönch, and Eiger. Travel through some of the country’s best farmland to the Swiss capital, Berne, where sightseeing includes the BEAR PARK and the Federal Palace. Then, continue to Zurich.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 13

ZURICH. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Cosmos, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

SIMONA CIOCANEL

Escorting tours for more than 10 years

"In my country, there is a saying that "Romanians were born poets." It is a great pleasure to present my country as a descendant of Dracula (though today we switched from blood to wine). Even more, I live in a country with a tremendous landscape of diversity, great inventors, history, and culture."

Tour Director -  SIMONA CIOCANEL

 Accommodations

BOLZANO Four Points by Sheraton Bolzano (F) or Chrys (F)
CORTINA D'AMPEZZO Concordia Parc (ST) or Villa Argentina (ST)
INNSBRUCK Alpinpark (F) or Bon Alpina (ST)
LAKE COMO Lario Mezzegra (ST)
LUCERNE BW Rothaus (ST) or Drei Koenige (ST)
MUNICH NH Muenchen Neue Messe (F) or Achat Premium Muenchen Sud (SF)
ST.MORITZ Hotel Baeren (ST)
TASCH Hotel Walliserhof (F)
TURIN Nh Lingotto Congress (F)
ZURICH Novotel Zurich City-West (F) or Züri by Fassbind (F)

 Optional Excursions

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