From (AUD)$13,595
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
No Hidden Extras
Take in the views from the slopes of the Matterhorn
Visit the fairytale castle of Neuschwanstein
Discover the sights of Salzburg
Admire the lush, natural beauty of Lake Bled

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.
We board the famous Glacier Express to Andermatt.
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 3,466 metres high and nestled between the famous mountains on Mönch and Jungfrau, it’s no surprise the Jungfraujoch is often described as the ‘Top of Europe’. Offering incredible 360-degree views, and Lindt’s Swiss Chocolate Heaven, it truly is an alpine wonderland. Today we’ll ride the cogwheel train to the Europe's highest train station at the top of the mountain.

Itinerary Alpine Discovery

Itinerary

Day

Inclusions Alpine Discovery

Inclusions

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.

Accommodation Alpine Discovery

Accommodation

Eurostars Book Hotel

Germany flag Munich

Located in the heart of Munich’s shopping district and only 650 metres from the Munich Central Station, the Eurostars Book Hotel is a contemporary hotel with literary-themed rooms, and a chic lobby finished with floor-to-ceiling windows. 

Facilities: air-conditioning; fridge/minibar; free wifi; gym; rooftop indoor pool

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Austria Trend Hotel Europa

Austria flag Salzburg

Enjoy the dreamy views from the tallest building in Salzburg at the Hotel Europa. Rooms are carefully appointed with fittings and furniture to create the highest levels of comfort. Located just 100m from the central station and a few kilometres from the city's centre, this hotel is the ideal base for exploring the town and surrounds. The property boasts a panorama restaurant on its 15th floor that offers wonderful views of Salzburg, as well as a bar/lounge.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box

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Austria Trend Hotel Savoyen

Austria flag Vienna

Located within reach of all major attractions of Vienna and for those who are interested in the arts, the Hotel Savoyen is the ideal base for visits to the Viennese museums. A short walk takes you to some of Vienna's finest sights including the Belvedere Palace and Botanical Gardens. The hotel boasts a heritage protected facade but inside the facilities are modern. Two restaurants and a bar serve regional delicacies and offer stunning views over Vienna's rooftops.  

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; safe deposit box; fridge/minibar; flat screen television

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Hotel Lovec

Slovenia flag Bled

The boutique Hotel Lovec is situated in the very heart of Bled. The hotel architecture is inspired by the local milieu and enables guests to fully enjoy the hotel’s surrounding area, offering wonderful views across the lake and the nearby mountains. The rooms of the Hotel Lovec are well-appointed and provide comfortable accommodation. 

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; kettle

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Hotel Columbia Cortina

Italy flag Cortina d'Ampezzo

Hotel Columbia Cortina is a welcoming family-run hotel, located just minutes away from downtown Cortina d'Ampezzo. Rooms are furnished in the typical Ampezzo style with scenic terraces. The hotel has all the modern amenities and a balcony overlooking the woods and mountains of the Dolomites. 

Facilities: wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box.

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Hotel San Gian

Switzerland flag St Moritz

The Hotel San Gian is centrally located in St. Moritz and only a 5 minute walk from the bus stops. The district St. Moritz Dorf can be reached by bus in just 10 minutes. It is situated only 150m from the cable car in St. Moritz. Guests are also offered free access to the Ovaverva Water & Sports Centre which is located next door to the hotel.

Facilities: underfloor heating; fridge/minibar; free wifi; safe deposit box

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Hotel Antika

Switzerland flag Zermatt

Offering stunning views of the Matterhorn, the charming Hotel Antika maintains a true alpine ambience and is ideally located just 100 metres from the town's restaurants and shops. The swiss-chalet style property features a bar/lounge, a jacuzzi and a steam room.

Facilities: free wifi; safe deposit box (at reception)

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Hotel Krebs

Switzerland flag Interlaken

Hotel Krebs is centrally located, just a short walk from the train station Interlaken West and a 9-minute walk to Höhematte park. It offers sleek and comfortable rooms. 

Facilities: free wifi; fridge/minibar

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Hotel Krone

Switzerland flag Zurich

Featuring soundproof windows, the Hotel Krone Unterstrass provides a quiet space for guests. Conveniently located close to a tram stop, this hotel is also perfect for travellers interested in shopping, sightseeing or exploring the nearby old town. 

Facilities: air-conditioning; safety deposit box; free wifi

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Information Alpine Discovery

Information

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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Dates & Prices Alpine Discovery

Dates & Prices
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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    
11 Jun 20
03 Jul 20
$13,595
Guaranteed Departure
16 Jul 20
07 Aug 20
$13,595
Guaranteed Departure
27 Aug 20
18 Sep 20
$13,795
Guaranteed Departure

Additional Information

Tipping
Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $240pp pre-paid
Taxes
Total cost includes - air taxes, $240
Single Supplement
From $2,850
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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