Alpine Adventure, Bernina & Glacier Express

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Price per person
from £1,927

Price based on
London Gatwick
25th Sep 2018 departure

Key inclusions

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers

Book a European tour for September and October this year and enjoy £75pp off your holiday.

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  • 13 days

  • Europe

  • Steady pace

  • Classic escorted tours

Witness the preserved body of a mountain hunter from 3,500 BC, experience the famous Glacier and Bernia Express train journeys, and enjoy an ever-changing Alpine landscape on this epic mountain adventure.

At a glance

  • Linderhof Castle Visit the opulent former home of the Habsburg family.
  • Innsbruck See the 15th-century Golden Roof balcony once used as a viewing box for royals.
  • St Moritz Relax for a day in this stylish Swiss mountain resort overlooking the lake.
  • Bernina Express Enjoy snow-tipped mountain vistas on a railway journey across the Alps.
  • Glacier Express Experience Switzerland's most celebrated train journey.
  • The Dolomites Take in the breathtaking snow-capped Dolomites as you drive through ever changing landscapes. 

What's included

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Excursions
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

Private home pick-up service

Our private home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

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Customer Reviews

Poor evening meals, very disappointing...

29th September 2017
Mrs Hillary Thompson

Poor evening meals, very disappointing

Bernina very good, Alpine express an anticlimax...

7th July 2017
Mr Alan Hodgson

Bernina very good, Alpine express an anticlimax

Good variety as it comprised travel by coach, train, cable...

28th June 2017
Trusted Customer

Good variety as it comprised travel by coach, train, cable car and an optional boat trip.

Overview

Witness the preserved body of a mountain hunter from 3,500 BC, experience the famous Glacier and Bernia Express train journeys, and enjoy an ever-changing Alpine landscape on this epic mountain adventure.

Total meals included:

  • 12 breakfasts, 4 dinners

UK - Munich area

Day
1

Fly to Munich where you will be met by our representative and transfer to your hotel in the Munich area.

Your tour starts today.

Munich area - Linderhof Castle - Innsbruck area

Day
2

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 fairy tale 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. Continue into Austria through the scenic Inn Valley to Innsbruck to admire its fascinating town centre and historic Golden Roof.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Innsbruck area - Kitzbühel - Cortina d'Ampezzo

Day
3

More glorious alpine landscapes as you head to medieval Kitzbühel with its classic Tyrolean chalets and striking cobblestone centre 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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Cortina - Lake Carezza - Bolzano

Day
4

This morning, travel through the spectacular Dolomites, then over Falzarego and Pordoi Passes. Stop at enchanting Lake Carezza to admire its brilliant rainbow colours 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."

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Bolzano - Glorenza - St Moritz

Day
5

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, one of the most beautiful mountain areas in the world. Deep blue lakes, airy larch forests that turn golden in the fall, 12,000-foot-high peaks, and quaint villages with characteristic Grisons-style homes usher you on to glamorous St. Moritz, the oldest and most famous winter resort in the world.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

St Moritz

Day
6

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

St Moritz - Bernina Express - Tirano - Lake Como

Day
7

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 6,560 feet. Later, re-join your coach and head to the shores of Lake Como, Italy’s third-largest lake and one of the deepest in Europe.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Lake Como - Turin

Day
8

Travel through the Po Valley to Turin, birthplace of Fiat automobiles and home to the intriguing Holy Shroud of Turin. Upon arrival, visit all the major sites with a local guide. This evening, consider an optional dinner.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Turin - Aosta - Martigny - Sion - Täsch

Day
9

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 Täsch in the Zermatt area.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Täsch - Zermatt - Täsch

Day
10

Spend the entire day in Zermatt, one of Switzerland’s best-known resorts, 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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Täsch - Glacier Express to Andermatt - Lucerne area

Day
11

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 at the St. Gotthard massif, 4,711 feet above sea level. Re-join your coach for the descent into the dramatically different landscape of the lovely Lucerne area.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Lucerne Area - Interlaken - Berne - Zurich

Day
12

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 Bear Park and the Federal Palace. Then, continue to Zurich.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Zurich - UK

Day
13

Your tour ends today after breakfast.

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

Maximum elevation on this tour is 12,457 ft.

Hotels

It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.

Achat Premium South

The Achat Premium South offers easy access to the city centre and central station.

  • Location

    Perchtinger Str. 3, 81379 Munich, Bavaria, Germany

  • Facilities

    • Free Wifi
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service
    • Bar/ Lounge

NH Neue Messe

The NH München Messe hotel is in the Zamdorf area of the city and is ideal for anyone looking to explore the city and beyond.

  • Location

    Eggenfeldener Str. 100, 81929 Munich

  • Facilities

    • Free WiFi
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/lounge
    • Room service

Bon Alpina at Igls

The hotel Bon Alpina is located in the centre of Igls, 4 kilometers from the provincial capital of Innsbruck.

  • Location

    Hilberstrasse 8, Innsbruck 6080, Austria 

  • Facilities

    • Free Wifi
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge

Alphotel

This hotel is situated on the Eastern outskirts of the city near large shopping centres.

  • Location

    Bernhard-Hoefel-Strasse 16, Innsbruck 6020

  • Facilities

    • Free WiFi
    • Air conditioning
    • Restaurant
    • Room service

Cortina D' Ampezzo - Villa Argentina

Enjoy the luxury and modern comforts of this hotel as you relax in the hotel you are overlooking the view of the mountains and local areas. 

  • Location

    Localita' Pocol, 43/44, 32043 Cortina d'Ampezzo BL, Italy

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and bar
    • Wifi available
    • Room service available

Chrys

Hotel Chrys offers a terrace and is situated in the green outskirts of Bolzano, a 20-minute walk from the centre.

  • Location

    Mendelstrasse 100 , Via della Mendola, 39100

  • Facilities

    • Free WiFi
    • Air conditioning
    • Restaurant

Baeren

This hotel is situated in a quiet zone, just five minutes walking distance from the pedestrian area, the centre of St. Moritz Dorf.

  • Location

    Via Maistra 50, 7500 San Maurizio, Switzerland

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and Bar
    • Room Service
    • Indoor Swimming Pool
    • Outdoor Swimming Pool
    • Spa

Lario at Mezzegra

Hotel Lario is situated in "Tremezzina", an international place famous for its historical villas and gardens and for the traditional hotel hospitality.

  • Location

    Via Regina Teodolinda 48 Tremezzina, 22010 Mezzegra, Italy

  • Facilities

    • Free Wifi
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • AC

NH Lingotto Congress

This hotel is situatied in the Lingotto area of Turin. It’s connected to a shopping and cinema complex, and is just steps away from a range of Italian restaurants as well as the Lingotto metro station.

  • Location

    Via Nizza, 262, 10126 Torino TO, Italy

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and Bar
    • Free WiFi
    • Room Service
    • Hot Tub
    • Spa

Matterhorn Resort

Hotel Matterhorn Resort Walliserhof Tasch is an ideal place to discover nearby Gornergrat, as well as everything the local area has to offer. It also provides a convenient location to explore Zermatt and Grachen.

  • Location

    Tasch 3929, Switzerland

  • Facilities

    • Free WiFi
    • Restaurant
    • Bar

Drei Könige

Family-run hotel in the middle of the lively Bruchquartier. Immerse yourself in one of the trendiest quarters in the city. Or walk a few steps and discover all the famous sights of Lucerne.

  • Location

    Bruchstrasse 35, Lucerne 6003, Switzerland

  • Facilities

    • Free Wifi
    • Restaurant
    • Lounge

Rothaus

Centrally located in the historical part of Lucerne on a tranquil side street, the charming Rothaus hotel is easily accessible by all means of transport.

  • Location

    Klosterstrasse 4, 6003 Lucerne

  • Facilities

    • Free WiFi
    • Restaurant
    • Bar

Zuri by Fassbind

This hotel is within eary reach of the famous Bahnhofstrasse or the old town by train or tram.

  • Location

    Heinrichstrasse 254 / 8005 Zurich

  • Facilities

    • Free WiFi
    • Air conditioning
    • Fitness centre

Novotel City West

With its proximity to Zurich airport and city centre its loacation is ideal for exploring the cafes in the surrounding fashionable quarter or beautiful Lake Zurich.

  • Location

    Schiffbaustrasse 13, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and bar
    • Wifi
    • Indoor heated pool
    • Fitness centre

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