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Alpine Railway Journey (Small Group): Milan to Munich

Duration
10 Days
Prices From:
US$ 4,660

Travel by train and discover not only the dramatic scenery of the Alps but also the iconic cities of Milan and Munich. Also have stays in Stresa on Lake Maggiore, Zermatt located under the Matterhorn and beautiful Lucerne with its medieval centre and mountain backdrop.


On this Europe tour, small group means small group. With an average of 10 participants, and a maximum of 16 on each departure, you’ll feel less like a tourist and more like a traveller, discovering Europe with friends at your side.

 

What better way to enjoy the Alps as you wind your way through Northern Italy, Switzerland and then head into Southern Germany. Train travel is the ideal way to discover the dramatic scenery of the Alps. You just sit back, relax and take in the ever-changing landscapes from the comfort of your seat. Starting in Milan, after a night in this delightful city and a walking tour to visit the highlights, you board your first train. Depart for Stresa, a small Italian town on the scenic and attractive Lake Maggiore, the second largest lake in Italy sharing a border with Switzerland. Stresa will charm you with its lemon and olive groves and lovely gardens. Have a ferry ride around the lake in sight of the surrounding Alps.

After overnight in Stresa, join the train heading to Zermatt in Switzerland with more views of the Alps en route. Zermatt is known as a major winter sports resort but is equally enticing at other times of the year. It is set below the snowcapped Matterhorn. On arrival, enjoy free time to stroll around the town. Stay overnight here.

The following day brings a very scenic train ride across the Alps to Lucerne through tunnels and over bridges. This journey will show you the Alps up close and personal.

Enjoy a 2 night stay in Lucerne situated at the north end of Lake Lucerne with its background of snowcapped mountains and its medieval old town surrounded by city walls. While here, after a short boat ride on the lake, you will take a local train to the top of nearby Mount Pilatus on the world’s steepest cog railway. After taking in the dramatic views from this vantage point, you will join an aerial cableway down to Kriens from where it is a short drive back to Lucerne. The afternoon includes a walking tour of Lucerne.

The next morning brings a train ride to Zurich where you will have a walking tour of the main sites before continuing into Germany and arriving at Munich, your base for the next 4 nights. Munich is the third largest city in Germany and is famous for its beautiful architecture, culture and its annual Oktoberfest beer celebration. The city’s architecture is stunning with its mix of historic buildings and modern architecture. It is Germany's most prosperous city and one of the fastest growing.

Your first day in Munich will be spent taking an orientation tour visiting some of the city’s iconic sights plus some free time to explore further on your own.

The following day, head out of the city on a short train trip to the famous 19th Century Romanesque Schloss Neuschwanstein Castle. Enjoy exploring this very extensive castle learning about its history and soaking up the atmosphere.

Your final full day in Munich is totally free to further enjoy this wonderful city.

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Duration
10 Days
Prices From:
US$ 4,660

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Day 1

Milan

Arrive in Milan at any time and settle in your centrally located hotel. You will meet the leader and your fellow companions at the welcome meeting. This evening is free for you to enjoy. Enjoy dinner in one of the nearby traditional restaurants.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Hotel Mediolanum

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    Hotel Mediolanum



    A distinctively innovative four star design hotel, very centrally located in the heart of Milan, between Central Station, Porta Venezia, Piazza Repubblica, Porta Garibaldi. The hotel's location makes it the perfect base for business or pleasure. Porta Venezia and central station underground are only a ...

    A distinctively innovative four star design hotel, very centrally located in the heart of Milan, between Central Station, Porta Venezia, Piazza Repubblica, Porta Garibaldi.

    The hotel's location makes it the perfect base for business or pleasure. Porta Venezia and central station underground are only a short walk, as are fantastic shops, Corso Buenos Aires, Duomo cathedral, La Scala theatre and a collection of Milan's major tourist attractions and top brand shops.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Allergy Free Room
    • Babysitting Services
    • Bar
    • Bridal Suite
    • Business Centre
    • Car Hire
    • Currency Exchange
    • Drycleaning
    • Fax/Photocopying
    • Fitness Centre
    • Free WiFi
    • Heating
    • Ironing Service
    • Lift
    • Luggage Storage
    • Newspapers
    • Non Smoking Rooms
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service
    • Safety Deposit Box

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Day 2

Stresa

Today starts early with the orientation walk of Milan, visiting the main sights of this second largest city in Italy. Enjoy the coffee before boarding the train for the first leg of your epic journey. The train ride takes about an hour, taking you to Stresa, small town on the bank of beautiful Lake Maggiore. Enjoy the afternoon ferry stroll across the Lake with first views of Alps in the background.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night
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Hotel Milan Speranza au Lac

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    Hotel Milan Speranza au Lac



    Hotel Milan Speranza au Lac is composed of two adjacent buildings, located in the center of Stresa, and belongs to the historical tradition of the hospitality on Lake Maggiore started in 1859. Staying in the hotel means being greeted with a smile and immediately feeling ...

    Hotel Milan Speranza au Lac is composed of two adjacent buildings, located in the center of Stresa, and belongs to the historical tradition of the hospitality on Lake Maggiore started in 1859.

    Staying in the hotel means being greeted with a smile and immediately feeling at home in a part of Italy that you are sure to fall in love with. An elegant, inviting and courteous Italy, a place with a history that will create your most treasured memories.

    The Hotel Milan Speranza Au Lac's 164 rooms are both classic and timeless.
    They offer many comforts such as: air condition, satellite TV, safe and free WI-FI connection.

    The rooms that overlook the mountains surrounding Lake Maggiore or face onto the typical alleys of Stresa are the most economical option. Other rooms offer a magnificent view of the Borromeo Gulf, with it's enchanting colours.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Air Conditioning
    • Bar
    • Daily Maid Services
    • Express Check In/Out
    • Fax/Photocopying
    • Free WiFi
    • Golf
    • Heating
    • Hiking
    • Horseback Riding
    • Ironing Service
    • Laundry
    • Lift
    • Luggage Storage
    • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Restaurant
    • Safety Deposit Box

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Day 3

Zermatt

Today you take a train to Zermatt, famed as a mountaineering and ski resort of the Swiss Alps. Hop on the train end enjoy scenic views of Alps on the way. Zermatt, being situated at an elevation of over 16 hundred meters above sea level, gives an amazing feeling of being at the heart of surrounding Alps. Enjoy the free afternoon by taking short walks around the town soaking up its adventurous spirit.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night
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The Schlosshotel Zermatt

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    The Schlosshotel Zermatt



    Our hotel has deep roots in Zermatt. The Schlosshotel has a long history and a tradition of excellence. And we want to offer you, our guest at the Schlosshotel, a very special luxury today too: a relaxing holiday in Zermatt and a truly enjoyable stay ...

    Our hotel has deep roots in Zermatt. The Schlosshotel has a long history and a tradition of excellence. And we want to offer you, our guest at the Schlosshotel, a very special luxury today too: a relaxing holiday in Zermatt and a truly enjoyable stay here that you will never forget, because relaxation and well-being are the true luxuries you will experience at the Schlosshotel in Zermatt.

    Whether you plan to have a skiing or a hiking holiday, the Schlosshotel is the right place for you. You can look forward to a superb holiday at our hotel in Zermatt: to our warm welcome and our cosy lounge, to meeting inspirational people, to enjoying our wonderful spa with its large range of wellness facilities and treatments, to the elegant alpine atmosphere and comfortable hotel rooms and suites. Make yourself at home in the Schlosshotel! You will meet like-minded people in our spacious public areas such as our chalet-style breakfast room and trendy lounge bar.

    Facilities

    • Babysitting Service
    • Bar
    • Concierge
    • Currency Exchange
    • Drycleaning
    • Fax/Photocopying
    • Free Shuttle Service
    • Free WiFi
    • Games Room
    • Hammam
    • Indoor Pool
    • Ironing Service
    • Laundry
    • Lockers
    • Luggage Storage
    • Massages
    • Newspapers
    • Shared lounge/TV area
    • Tour Desk

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Day 4

Lucerne

Today you will take the most scenic ride across the Alps - Glacier Express train from Zermat to Lucerne through Andermatt and Chur. A fascinating 6 hour rail journey through scores of tunnels and bridges and over the Oberalp pass (2,033m). Experience the Swiss Alps in all their breathtaking magnificence from the comfort of your seat in the panorama car.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Hotel Drei Konige

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    Hotel Drei Konige



    Situated in the middle of picturesque Lucerne, the charming Hotel Drei Könige offers its guests a cozy and informal atmosphere. The Hotel Drei Könige is a typical city hotel with the charm of a house from the turn of the last century. It has comfortable ...

    Situated in the middle of picturesque Lucerne, the charming Hotel Drei Könige offers its guests a cozy and informal atmosphere.

    The Hotel Drei Könige is a typical city hotel with the charm of a house from the turn of the last century. It has comfortable rooms in the modern style and being situated near the motorway connection to Lucerne centre ensures good accessibility.

    Facilities

    • Currency Exchange
    • Fax/Photocopying
    • Free WiFi
    • Heating
    • Laundry
    • Lift
    • Luggage Storage
    • Non Smoking Rooms
    • Non-Smoking Property
    • Pets Accepted (with limitations)
    • Public Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Safety Deposit Box
    • Vending machine

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Day 5

Lucerne

With an easy morning, you take another epic train to the top of Mount Pilatus via the famous Golden Circle route. Firstly you will take a short boat ride on Lake Lucerne, and then board the world's steepest cog railway to the top of the mountain. Once on the top, you will have a chance to try yet another culinary delight of Switzerland. Enjoy panoramic views of Alps before taking the aerial cableway and panorama gondolas down to Kriens, from where you will take a short drive back to Lucerne. You will do an orientation walk of Lucerne in the afternoon, just so you know where to enjoy a dinner.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 6

Lucerne to Zurich to Munich

Starting early you are taking a train to Zurich, where you will enjoy a walk including the main sites. You will have a chance to enjoy lunch in one of the famous Zurich restaurants. You will carry on to Munich in the afternoon, when you should check in to your hotel in early evening.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration4 Nights
Accommodation

Relexa Hotel Munich

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    Relexa Hotel Munich



    The new Relexa Hotel Munich is located in the centre of Munich, close to the main train station. Within walking distance of the Theresienwiese, home of the famous Oktoberfest, the hotel is an ideal starting point for a city tour of the Bavarian metropolis. Those ...

    The new Relexa Hotel Munich is located in the centre of Munich, close to the main train station. Within walking distance of the Theresienwiese, home of the famous Oktoberfest, the hotel is an ideal starting point for a city tour of the Bavarian metropolis. Those wishing to explore the city will find elegant shopping streets within a 10-minute walk of the hotel. Also for your business trip to Munich, the hotel is ideally suited. Very close to the main train station you have the best access to all major points of the city and its surroundings as well as to Munich Airport. Whether holiday or business trip - the Relexa Hotel Munich offers the standard relexa hotels are well known for: individuality and the relexa charm.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Air Conditioning
    • Drycleaning
    • Gift Shop
    • Housekeeping Service
    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Lift/elevator
    • Luggage Storage
    • Newspapers
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Safety Deposit Box

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Day 7

Munich

After a peaceful morning you will take an Orientation Walk around Munich, including its medieval and modern history. You might enjoy visiting the Marianplatz, the Neues Rathaus (the New Town Hall), or perhaps the medieval city gates that still remain standing. Another must see is the Englischer Garten, one of the biggest urban parks in the world. In the afternoon you will discover Munich's culinary wonders, strolling around the streets and sampling some of the best foods.

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Day 8

Munich

Starting early morning you will go on another short train trip to Schloss Neuschwanstein castle, nineteenth-century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau. Learning about its history and soaking up the atmosphere of the place you will spend most of your day here. You will have a chance to enjoy a lunch in castle's restaurant. Back to Munich for late afternoon and dinner.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 9

Munich

Today is free for you to enjoy the sights of Munich that you haven't had a chance to visit before, or just relax in the numerous cafes and restaurants in the city.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Day 10

Munich

There is no activities planned for today. The trip ends after the breakfast.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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DEPARTURES:

2017: 8 Apr; 6 May; 3 Jun; 1 Jul.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 9 nights' accommodation.
  • Meals: 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
  • Transport: Taxi, Train

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not specifically indicated
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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