Austria and Switzerland: Lattes, lakes and laughter (3 Weeks)
Day 1-5 Vienna
Wander through the Imperial Palaces and manicured gardens of the Austrian capital. Known as the City of Music because of its rich musical legacy, it’s the perfect place to go to a classical concert or the famous New Year Ball. Don’t miss out on Vienna’s essential experiences: ride the legendary Prater Ferris Wheel, eat delicious Sachertorte in one of its historic cafes, watch the prancing Lipizzaner horses of the Spanish Riding School or take a cruise on the River Danube.
Transfers to Salzburg 3h06m0h50m2h18m
Day 6-9 Salzburg
Walk in Mozart’s footsteps through this elegant Austrian city, bisected by the Salzach River. The setting for the classic movie The Sound of Music, you’ll recognise many of the backdrops from the film. Check out the delightful trick fountains at Hellbrunn, the many Baroque churches that seem to perch on every street corner and elegant squares adorned with pretty fountains. And of course don’t miss the city’s castle which dominates the skyline and provides spectacular views of the mountains nearby.
Transfers to Innsbruck 2h07m1h48m
Top Activities in Salzburg
- Mozart's Birthplace
- Hohensalzburg Fortress
Awesome Restaurants in Salzburg
- Stiftsbäckerei St. Peter
- Cafe Tomaselli
- Fisch Krieg
- St Peter Stiftskeller - Das Restaurant
Day 10-13 Innsbruck
Explore a picture-postcard city nestled in the cradle of the Tyrolean Alps. In a city crammed with historic mansions, one stands out: the Golden Roof was completed in 1500, adorned with over 2500 copper tiles as a wedding present to mark the occasion of Emperor Maximilian I’s marriage. But Innsbruck’s charm lies as much in its surroundings as it does the city centre streets. Located in the exquisite Inn Valley, it hosted the Winter Olympics in 1964 and 1976.
Transfers to Zurich 3h21m2h50m3h32m
Day 14-17 Zurich
Visit this Swiss financial hub with a long history. Despite its role as a modern centre for banking, its Altstadt retains an old-world charm. Stroll down lanes like Augustinergasse and peer into the carved windows of what were once wealthy merchants’ houses. The city’s Fraumünster church is where you’ll find the world-famous stained glass windows designed by the Russian-French artist Marc Chagall.
Transfers to Lucerne 0h43m0h50m