Alpine Adventure, Bernina & Glacier Express

Offer

Price per person
from £1,873

Price based on
London Gatwick
26th Jun 2018 departure

Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers

Book any 2018 Europe tour or cruise and pay just £49 deposit per person when you book before 28 February. 

More details
  • 13 days

  • Central and Eastern Europe

  • Steady pace

  • Classic escorted tour

Witness the preserved body of a mountain hunter from 3,500 BC, experience the famous Glacier and Bernia Express train journeys, and enjoy an ever-changing Alpine landscape on this epic mountain adventure.

At a glance


  • Linderhof Castle Visit the opulent former home of the Habsburg family.
  • Innsbruck See the 15th-century Golden Roof balcony once used as a viewing box for royals.
  • St Moritz Relax for a day in this stylish Swiss mountain resort overlooking the lake.
  • Bernina Express Enjoy snow-tipped mountain vistas on a railway journey across the Alps.
  • Glacier Express Experience Switzerland's most celebrated train journey.
  • The Dolomites Take in the breathtaking snow-capped Dolomites as you drive through ever changing landscapes. 
Alpine Adventure, Bernina & Glacier Express

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Excursions
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes
  • Single share option
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Single Share available

Our single share option will match you with a fellow solo traveller of the same gender in a twin room, so you don't have to pay a single supplement. If there's no one available to share with, you don't pay any additional single supplement. Please call us to book a single-share holiday.

Customer Reviews

Fabulous holiday. Need to be prepared for all weather...

20th September 2017
Mrs Mary Byrne

Fabulous holiday. Need to be prepared for all weather regardless of time of year.

Overview

Witness the preserved body of a mountain hunter from 3,500 BC, experience the famous Glacier and Bernia Express train journeys, and enjoy an ever-changing Alpine landscape on this epic mountain adventure.

Total meals included:

  • 12 breakfasts, 4 dinners

UK - Munich area

Day
1

Fly to Munich where you will be met by our representative and transfer to your hotel in the Munich area.

Your tour starts today.

No meals included

Munich area - Linderhof Castle - Innsbruck area

Day
2

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 fairy tale palaces commissioned by King Ludwig II and inspired by Louis XIV’s Versailles. The rococo-style Linderhof is surrounded by splendid Italian Renaissance gardens with landscaped sections similar to an English garden. Continue into Austria through the scenic Inn Valley to Innsbruck to admire its fascinating town centre and historic Golden Roof.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Innsbruck area - Kitzbühel - Cortina d'Ampezzo

Day
3

More 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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Cortina - Lake Carezza - Bolzano

Day
4

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.” 

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Bolzano - Glorenza - St Moritz

Day
5

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, one of the most beautiful mountain areas in the world. Deep blue lakes, airy larch forests that turn golden in the fall, 12,000-foot-high peaks, and quaint villages with characteristic Grisons-style homes usher you on to glamorous St. Moritz, the oldest and most famous winter resort in the world.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

St Moritz

Day
6

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

St Moritz - Bernina Express - Tirano - Lake Como

Day
7

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 6,560 feet. Later, re-join your coach and head to the shores of Lake Como, Italy’s third-largest lake and one of the deepest in Europe.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Lake Como - Turin

Day
8

Travel through the Po Valley to Turin, birthplace of Fiat automobiles and home to the intriguing Holy Shroud of Turin. Upon arrival, visit all the major sites with a local guide. This evening, consider an optional dinner. 

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Turin - Aosta - Martigny - Sion - Täsch

Day
9

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Täsch - Zermatt - Täsch

Day
10

Spend the entire day in Zermatt, one of Switzerland’s best-known resorts, 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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Täsch - Glacier Express to Andermatt - Lucerne area

Day
11

Today, another highlight of your tour: the world-renowned Glacier Express. This is 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. Board the Glacier Express in Zermatt and leave it in Andermatt at the St. Gotthard massif, 4,711 feet above sea level. Re-join your coach for the descent into the dramatically different landscape of the lovely Lucerne area.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Lucerne Area - Interlaken - Berne - Zurich

Day
12

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 Bear Park and the Federal Palace. Then, continue to Zurich.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Zurich - UK

Day
13

Your tour ends today after breakfast.

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Things to note

Maximum elevation on this tour is 12,457 ft.

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


  • Munich area: Achat Premium Munchen 
  • Innsbruck: Bonalpina Igls
  • Cortina: Villa Argentina 
  • Bolzano: Chrys
  • St Moritz: Hotel Baren 
  • Lake Como: Lario at Mezzegra 
  • Torino: NH Lingotto or NH Tech
  • Zermatt area: Matterhorn Resort at Taesch
  • Lake Lucerne: Drei Koenige at Lucerne 
  • Zurich: Novotel West 

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