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An exciting adventure at the top of Europe

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20212022
14 days Sold out

2021 Tour code: APG21

About the tour

Discover the incredible sights and landscapes of Bavaria, the Austrian Lakes, and the Alpine landscapes of Switzerland with visits to Neuschwanstein Castle and Salzburg, as well as journeys on some of the most iconic Swiss rail routes.

Highlights

What’s included

Hotels

Hotel Interlaken, Interlaken

Hotel Interlaken, Interlaken

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Maritim Hotel, Munich

Maritim Hotel, Munich

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Steigenberger Hotel München

Steigenberger Hotel München, Munich

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Goldenes Theater Hotel, Salzburg

Goldenes Theater Hotel, Salzburg

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Hotel Schweizerhof, St Moritz

Hotel Schweizerhof, St Moritz

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Trains

Bernina Express
Eurostar
The Glacier Express
Jungfrau Railway
TGV
Thalys

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Reviews

4.4 stars4.4 / 5 · 5 reviews

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Mr M Ward

4 stars

Submitted 16 Aug 2018

The hotels were of variable standard. We felt the hotel in Traunkirchen was not of 4 star standard with regard to facilities, room, and the hotel was not particularly well situated. The dinners served in St Moritz were of poor quality and appeared to have been prepared on an extremely tight budget. However the hotel in Innsbruck was excellent and we would have preferred more time there than in Traunkirchen. The total porterage worked excellently which is why we give the tour 4 and not 3.

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Mr P Kindley

4 stars

Submitted 18 Oct 2017

Some of the trains were changed from 1st class after the tour was paid for. The itinerary could be changed, parts of the trip had two very long days back to back, then the third day would be free time. With a long day, free time day and a second long day would provide a rest day in between. I did not like that the trip ended in interlaken Switzerland with the recommended departure airport was in Zurich. I had to ask the agent how I was supposed to get to the airport and have hotel reservations made in Zurich. The hotel room was very small and in a not so desirable section of town. The company should have transportation options. The tour had to many people, this made it hard to change trains

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Mr A Parker

5 stars

Submitted 07 Oct 2017

A very good experience, from start to finish

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Mr R Millman

5 stars

Submitted 17 Jul 2017

Every thing we encountered was first rate. Hotel Accommodations: excellent, Rail travel: excellent (mostly first class accommodations). Plenty of time in each city we visited. But most of all our tour manager, Alex Green, was the most helpful in every way. He gave us many options on free days. Guided us to rail platforms and cars. I know this is his job but he appeared to sincerely enjoy his job. Thanks Alex.

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Mr G McHugh

4 stars

Submitted 05 Jun 2017

A nice enjoyable trip, but let down by the behaviour of some of the other guests. Too noisy.

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