SW6 SWITZERLAND & AUSTRIA

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

Scenic train trip to Interlaken; Spectacular Jungfrau day excursion; Lucerne town tour; Seasonal festivals; Zermatt and the Matterhorn; Famous Glacier Express to St Moritz; Charming Innsbruck; Stately Salzburg; Classy Vienna

Trip Information


Inclusions

Breakfast and dinner (mostly local restaurants) daily. All transport, accommodation, sightseeing and entrance fees for sites noted as 'visited' in the detailed itinerary. Gratuities for driver, restaurant staff, porters (if available) Airport transfers for land & air customers arriving / departing on tour dates.

Exclusions

Tour Leader gratuities, lunches, drinks, personal items (phone, laundry, etc), international air taxes (if applicable), any excursions referenced as 'optional'. Airport transfers for Land Only customers. Optional trip cancellation insurance. Our post-reservation trip notes offer further guidance on optional meal costs and shopping.

Seasonality and Weather

The Alps cause many climatic variations throughout Switzerland. In the higher Alpine regions temperatures tend to be lower on average, while the lower land of the northern area has higher temperatures and warm summers. Temperatures are likely to reach the teens C and 20's C (60's and 70's F) during the day, with cooling breezes and occasional rain. At night the temperature will drop quite a bit, depending on the altitude. Mountain weather is fickle. It can range from blue skies with the temperature in the low 20's C (70s F) to cloudy, wet, cold days on which rain gear and warm garments are necessary.

Transport and Travel Conditions

Local land transport provided by private bus, 16-24 seats depending on ultimate group size (see 'group size'); local bus, taxi, and train. Numerous walking tours on uneven / cobbled surfaces. This tour is not strenuous per se, but you MUST be able to manage with your own luggage at rail stations and from station to hotels nearby.

Accommodation

Mid-range (3*), well-located, air-conditioned, simple hotels and inns throughout. Many are smaller properties (2-3 story) and may not have elevators. All hotels have en suite toilet and bath, though some will have shower only (no tub). Porters may be available (see 'Inclusions'), though you must be prepared to manage your own luggage to and from your hotel room.

Staff and Support

Tour Leader, driver/s, local step-on guides at some locales.

Group Size

10-21 plus Tour Leader