Holiday Itinerary - Alpine Adventure, Bernina and Glacier Express

Day 1: Arrive in Munich, Germany.

Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore this delightful Bavarian capital. This evening, meet up with your Tour Director and fellow travellers.

Day 2: Munich Area-Linderhof Castle-Innsbruck area, Austria.

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 fairytale palaces commissioned by King Ludwig II and inspired by Louis XIV’s Versailles. The rococo-style Linderhof is surrounded by splendid Italian Renaissance gardens. Continue into Austria through the scenic Inn Valley to Innsbruck to admire its fascinating town centre and historic Golden Roof. (B,D)

Day 3: Innsbruck Area-Kitzbühel-Grossglockmer-Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy.

Travel through 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. (B)

Day 4: Cortina d'Ampezzo-Lake Carezza-Bolzano.

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.” (B)

Day 5: Bolzano-Glorenza-St Moritz, Switzerland.

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’s 66 square miles of unspoiled nature— deep blue lakes, and airy larch forests that turn golden in the fall, 12,000-foot-high peaks, and quaint villages with characteristic Grisons-style homes. Continue to glamorous St. Moritz, the oldest and most famous winter resort in the world. (B,D)

Day 6: At leisure in St. Moritz.

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. (B)

Day 7: St Moritz-Bernina Express toTirano, Italy-Lake Como.

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 7,000 feet. Later, rejoin your motorcoach and head to the shores of Lake Como, Italy’s third largest lake and one of the deepest in Europe. (B,D)

Day 8: Lake Como-Turin.

Travel through the Po Valley to Turin, birthplace of Fiat automobiles and home to the legendary Holy Shroud of Turin. Upon arrival, visit all the major sites with a Local Guide. This evening, consider an optional dinner. (B)

Day 9: Turin-Aosta-Martigny, Switzerland Sion-Täsch.

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. (B,D)

Day 10: Täsch 

Take a short train ride to Zermatt, and spend the entire day in this well-known mountain resort, 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. (B)

Day 11: Tasch-Glacier Express train to Andermatt-Lucerne area

Today, another highlight of your tour: the world-renowned GLACIER EXPRESS. Board 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. Ride the Glacier Express from Zermatt to Andermatt at the St. Gotthard massif, 4,711 feet above sea level. Rejoin your motorcoach for the descent into the dramatically different landscape of the lovely Lucerne area. (B)

Day 12: Lucerne area-Interlaken-Berne-Zurich.

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 the BEAR PARK and the Federal Palace. Then, continue to Zurich. (B)

Day 13: Zurich-UK.

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Departure dates 2020 : Alpine Adventure, Bernina and Glacier Express (13 days) : 7% discount on all dates.

Cosmos brochure price in black from £1829

Travel 55 discount price in red from £1701

Telephone Cosmos on 0330 8088 351 and quote Travel 55 code TR55C

Tour 6060 starts in Munich and ends in Zurich. Departure dates and prices from.
Dates Prices from Dates Prices from
April 28
£1829
£1701

July 7, 14, 28
£1889
£1757
May 5, 12, 19, 26
£1899
£1767
August 4, 25 £1889
£1757
June 2, 9, 16 £1939
£1804
September 1, 8, 15, 22 £1939
£1804
June 23, 30 £1899
£1767
September 29 £1899
£1767

*Prices above do not include international air travel. To add flights and overseas transfers to your holiday, please call Cosmos. 

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy. Single room supplement from £380; Extra nights before and after your tour may be available, call Cosmos. Please see Cosmos Terms & Conditions  for further details. Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on it’s website

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Cosmos Tours
Alpine Adventure, Bernina and Glacier Express

7% discount - 13 Days escorted touring holiday

2020 discount prices start from only £1701

Feast your eyes on lush pastures, chocolate-box villages and snow-capped peaks on this exciting Alpine journey, riding the famous Glacier and Bernina Express trains on the way. There are visits to Munich, Innsbruck, Kitzbuhel, Turin, Zermatt and Interlaken.

This scenic 13 day Alpine Adventure, Bernina and Glacier Express tour comes with a 7% discount saving when you book direct with Cosmos Tours on 0330 8088 351 and quote the Travel 55 code TR55C

Travel 55 in association with Cosmos. To book call direct on 0330 8088 351 and quote Travel 55 code TR55C you will then receive a 7% discount from the Cosmos brochure price. 

At a glance - Tour Highlights

  • MUNICH Visit
  • LINDERHOF Castle visit
  • INNSBRUCK Visit
  • KITZBÜHEL Visit
  • LAKE CAREZZA
  • BOLZANO Visit
  • GLORENZA Visit
  • ST. MORITZ Visit
  • BERNINA EXPRESS TRAIN St. Moritz-Tirano
  • TURIN Guided sightseeing
  • ZERMATT Visit
  • GLACIER EXPRESS TRAIN Täsch-Andermatt
  • LUCERNE & INTERLAKEN Visit
  • BERNE Guided sightseeing, visit Bear Park

PROFESSIONAL TOUR DIRECTOR

TRANSPORTATION: Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; Bernina Express train St. Moritz-Tirano; Alpine
train Täsch-Zermatt-Täsch; Glacier Express train Zermatt-Andermatt

HOTELS: Listed below or equivalent. Rooms with private bath or shower, hotel and city taxes, required local taxes, porterage plus any mandatory service and resort fees.

  • MUNICH AREA Achat Premium South (ST) or NH Neue Messe (F)
  • INNSBRUCK AREA Bon Alpina (ST) at Igls or Alpinpark (F) or Alphotel (F)
  • CORTINA D’AMPEZZO Villa Argentina (F)
  • BOLZANO Chrys (ST)
  • ST. MORITZ Sporthotel Bären (F)
  • LAKE COMO Lario (ST) at Mezzegra
  • TURIN NH Lingotto Congress (F)
  • TÄSCH Matterhorn Walliserhof (ST)
  • LUCERNE AREA Drei Könige (ST) or Rothaus (ST)
  • ZURICH Züri by Fassbind (F)

MEALS: Buffet breakfasts (B) daily; 4 dinners (D)

HEADSETS: throughout the tour.

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