From (AUD)$13,795
Days23
Airfares included
Explore the stunning European Alps on an adventure across Germany, Austria and Switzerland, taking in the leafy forests of Lake Bled and the beautiful Italian Dolomites. Experience the charm of Munich, the grandeur of Vienna, ride the famous Glacier Express through Switzerland and take in the views from the ‘Top of Europe’ at the Jungfraujoch.
Group Size — Max 20
Tips — Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $240pp pre-paid
Transport — Boat, Bus, Cable Car, Chair lift, Cogwheel train, Funicular railway & Train
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Admire the lush, natural beauty of Lake Bled, situated in the art of the Julian Alps. You’ll be surrounded by stunning mountain peaks, brimming with forests, waterfalls and streams.

Take in the views from the slopes of the Matterhorn. From the top you’ll be able to see as far as Italy’s Gran Paradiso and France’s Mont Blanc.

Visit the fairytale castle of Neuschwanstein, built as a retreat for Ludwig II in the 19th century. It also served as the inspiration for Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom!

Discover the sights of Salzburg, including those made famous by ‘The Sound of Music’ and the nearby Hallein Salt Mine.

Special Experiences

We visit the famous Naschmarkt. Be tempted by the smells and maybe try the local specialties - Palatschinken or Kaiserschmarrn!
We’ll make our way up the mountains to the open-air Museum of the 5 Torri, which bears the scars of WWI battles fought between the Italians and Austro-Hungarians.
Board the famous Glacier Express to Andermatt, winding around mountain landscapes, across deep gorges, through beautiful valleys and tunnels and over hundreds of bridges.
Ride a cable car up the slopes of the imposing Matterhorn to Glacier Paradise, the highest cable car station in Europe, for breathtaking views over the Italian, French and Swiss Alps.
At the top of Jungfraujoch we’ll admire the incredible 360-degree views, visit Lindt’s Swiss Chocolate Heaven and see the incredible ice palace which was hand-carved into the glacier ice.

Itinerary Alpine Discovery

Itinerary

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Sightseeing

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A Bavarian welcome

  • Admire some of Munich’s most iconic buildings including the Frauenkirche and Marienplatz on a walking tour. Visit the Viktualienmarkt, Munich’s famous food market, and experience the Munich lifestyle at the English Garden.
  • Enjoy a traditional bavarian-style welcome dinner.
  • Visit Neuschwanstein Castle, the archetypal fairytale castle commissioned by King Ludwig II that was Walt Disney’s inspiration for Disney's Magic Kingdom. Our fairytale visit is complete as we return from the castle by horse and carriage.
  • Tour beautiful Schloss Linderhof, which was also commissioned by King Ludwig II.
  • Stop in the quaint German town of Oberammergau, where in the early 17th century the villagers began performing a 'Passion Play' each decade to keep a vow they made after begging to be spared from the ravages of the bubonic plague.
  • Enjoy the beautiful scenery driving through the Alps and visit the infamous Eagle’s Nest, Hitler's mountain retreat.

The hills are alive...

  • In Salzburg discover the sights made famous by The Sound of Music - visit the Mirabell Gardens and Pegasus Fountain, the Benedictine Nonnberg Abbey, St. Gilgen and the Wolfgangsee, the rococo Leopoldskron Palace, view Hellbrunn Palace, and St Michael’s Church in Mondsee.
  • Tour the oldest mine in the world, the Hallein Salt Mines.
  • Travel through the Danube Valley and see the baroque Benedictine monastery, Melk Abbey.
  • Drive along Vienna's famed Ringstrasse and see the Vienna State Opera, the Academy of Fine Arts, and the Rathaus.
  • Visit opulent Schönbrunn Palace and enjoy a walk through the perfectly manicured gardens.
  • Be tempted by the local specialties at the famous Naschmarkt.
  • Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore more of Vienna at your own pace.

Slovenia, the land of pristine landscape and friendly faces 

  • Taste the local wines in the Slovenian wine region of Maribor.
  • Be mesmerised by the mountain resort of Bled. With its emerald green lake, iconic fairy-tale church steeple perched atop the tiny rock at the middle of the lake and its medieval castle clinging to a cliff top, this is truly a magical place to behold. Our visit includes a tour of majestic Bled and visit inside the castle.
  • Indulge in a tasting of the locally produced cheeses at the Alpine Dairy Farming Museum.
  • Enjoy a guided walk through Vintgar Gorge, a stunning turquoise oasis of rapids, waterfalls and crystal clear pools.

Italian Alps

  • Stop in the gateway to the heart of the Belluno Dolotmites and hub of art, culture and nature, Pieve di Cadore.
  • Take a chairlift to enjoy a beautiful view of the Dolomites and explore the 5 Torri Open-Air War Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site.
  • Discover stunning Lake Misurina on a walking tour and enjoy the healing properties of the mountain air.

Scenery & Summits

  • Take tours of St Moritz, seeing its very own leaning tower, dating back to the 12th century and its Heidi Hut, used during the filming of the children’s story.
  • Ride the funicular railway to Corviglia summit, on the eastern slopes of Piz Nair, for spectacular views over St Moritz and the surrounding region.
  • Take a  trip aboard the famous Glacier Express, winding its way around mountains, across deep gorges, through beautiful valleys, tunnels and over hundreds of bridges.
  • Ride up the slopes to the highest cable car station in Europe, the Matterhorn glacier paradise.
  • Learn about the Alps’ most famous inhabitants – the beautiful St Bernard dogs of Martigny.
  • Stop to taste some delicious Swiss cheese at Maison de L’Etivaz.
  • Admire the beautiful traditional timber houses of Rougemont.
  • Board the train and travel through spectacular countryside, winding through the stunning valleys to Jungfraujoch, Europe’s highest train station at 3,454 metres.
  • Visit Lindt's Swiss Chocolate Heaven at the top of the Jungfraujoch.
  • Sit back and relax on a scenic cruise of Lake Brienzersee.
  • Wander through the picturesque town of Lucerne.
  • Enjoy an orientation tour of Zurich, Switzerland's largest city.

Travel

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  • Return economy-class flights from Australia to Europe. Taxes included
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Glacier Express from St Moritz to Andermatt
  • Train from Tasch to Zermatt
  • Tipping Made Easy, $240pp pre-paid

Accommodation

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  • 20 nights in 3-4 star hotels

Meals

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  • 20 breakfasts and group welcome and farewell dinners 

Tour Guides

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  • English-speaking locally based tour director 
  • English-speaking locally based guides

Porterage

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  • Porterage included where available 

Some things to note

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Bunnik Tours has a small number of optional extras that may be available to you on your small group tour. These optional extras are based on special-interest activities that don't always appeal to everyone, meaning they're truly optional. To view our optional excursions in Europe click here.

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Let's Talk Fitness

 In the itinerary, this symbol indicates 2+ hours of walking, often across uneven ground and in areas of high altitude or heat and humidity.

At Bunnik Tours we don’t put specific age limits on our tours, but we also recognise some travellers may find our itineraries challenging.

We have a duty of care to all tour participants and the tour guides, so we do impose a firm policy on the level of fitness required by all our clients to attempt to ensure your safety and the safety of other travellers on our tours.

At Bunnik Tours our goal is for all our travellers to enjoy their tour, not struggle through it! Which is why we want to work with you to ensure you are on the best possible trip for your fitness level. We do reserve the right to refuse bookings if we feel that the requirements of the tour are too demanding.

Bunnik Tours are for independently minded travellers with good levels of mobility.

Our tours include:

  1. Generous amounts of free time
  2. Lots of walking
  3. Local and authentic experiences including various modes of transport and accommodation

In some regions travellers can also expect:

  1. Long days of travelling, at times on dirt and gravel roads in Africa
  2. Extended periods at high altitude (3,000-4,000 metres) in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Ethiopia
  3. Extended periods of walking/hiking through humid forest areas in Rwanda, Guatemala, Mexico and Costa Rica
  4. Limited medical facilities in remote areas

Bunnik Tours travellers are required to at least:

  1. Be able to walk 2-3 hours on uneven surfaces without the use of any walking aid, on any given day
  2. Walk up multiple flights of stairs and short, steep hills
  3. Stand for 20 minutes without needing to sit down, often in hot/humid climates
  4. Carry their own luggage
  5. Get on and off various modes of transport without assistance, including small boats

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*Prices are in AUD, per person twin share.

*Prices are in AUD, per person twin share.

Start Date End Date Tour Price
Per person
twin share
Status    
19 Nov 20
11 Dec 20
$13,795
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Additional Information

Tipping
Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $240pp pre-paid
Taxes
Total cost includes - air taxes, $240
Single Supplement
From $2,975
Day/Date Variations
Due to airline flight schedules day of arrival and day of departure may vary depending on your city of departure
Taxes & Fuel Costs
Total cost includes air taxes. Taxes and fuel surcharges change regularly so above levies shown as a guide only
Visa Information

You may need to obtain visas for this tour. Please check with your travel agent for further details. For Australian passport holders you may wish to visit our Passports and Visas page here for indicative information on what may be required.

Terms & Conditions

All prices shown are per person based on twin share. Prices and itineraries correct at current time but are subject to change. Please call for more details. View our full terms & conditions here.

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