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Trip Overview

Discover some of Europe’s most sought-after destinations and experiences on this 14-day train holiday. Explore the picturesque streets of and the magnificent Kölner Dom in Cologne before traveling to Munich and then on to the Alpine haven of Innsbruck. In Salzburg, you’ll have the opportunity to visit Mozart’s birthplace and much more. From there, it’s on to glitzy St. Moritz, where you’ll board the famed Bernina Express for a panoramic, roundtrip journey to Tirano. Take the legendary Glacier Express all the way to Zermatt and marvel at the most photographed mountain in the world: Matterhorn. Experience what life is like from the summit of Jungfraujoch before ending your trip in Basel.

Highlights

  • See the magnificent Kölner Dom in Cologne
  • Explore the picturesque streets of the Bavarian capital of Munich
  • Experience the scenic Alpine haven of Innsbruck
  • Visit Mozart’s birthplace and St. Peter’s Monastery in Salzburg
  • Enjoy the glamorous lifestyle and champagne climate in St. Moritz
  • Take in views of the Swiss Alps from the Bernina Express en route to Tirano
  • Climb onboard the legendary Glacier Express
  • Marvel at the view of Matterhorn in Zermatt
  • Travel to the summit of Jungfraujoch for incredible views
  • Discover Basel’s medieval old town centers around Marktplatz

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • Rail travel as per itinerary
  • 1 night accommodation with breakfast in Cologne
  • 1 night accommodation with breakfast in Munich
  • 2 nights accommodation with breakfast in Innsbruck
  • 2 nights accommodation with breakfast in Salzburg
  • 2 nights accommodation with breakfast in St. Moritz
  • 2 nights accommodation with breakfast in Zermatt
  • 2 nights accommodation with breakfast in Interlaken
  • 1 night accommodation with breakfast in Basel
  • Salzburg Card
  • Seat reservations onboard the Bernina Express
  • Seat reservations onboard the Glacier Express
  • Day trip to Jungfraujoch
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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person and subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Railbookers UK Trading Ltd is a member of ABTA (Y6401) and holidays including flights are ATOL protected, number 7579.

DAY 1 – LONDON TO COLOGNE
Travel by train from London to Brussels, Brussels to Cologne. On arrival, visit the the magnificent Kölner Dom or try the popular Mühlen Kölsch beer in one of the city’s many amazing beer gardens. (Overnight in Cologne)

DAY 2 – COLOGNE TO MUNICH
Welcome to Munich! On arrival in the Bavarian capital, check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. Head out and begin strolling through the picturesque streets to get your bearings. Of course, no visit to Munich is complete without a visit to a beer hall! The Hofbräuhaus am Platzl is undoubtedly the most famous of these, where you can sample some Weisswürste (white sausage) with your beer. (Overnight in Munich)B

DAY 3 – MUNICH TO INNSBRUCK
Today you will take a direct train to the beautiful city of Innsbruck, a scenic Alpine haven surrounded by mountains in the heart of the Tyrol. Enjoy wonderful views of the Austrian countryside along the way. On arrival, check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. (Overnight in Innsbruck) B

DAY 4 – INNSBRUCK
Spend the day at leisure today exploring stunning Innsbruck. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains, Innsbruck has gained a reputation as an impressive Austrian holiday destination due to its fantastic winter sporting events and impressive historical monuments. Visit the Hofkirche Innsbruck or the Goldenes Dachl (Golden Roof), both popular landmarks dedicated to Maximilian I, before indulging in some local cuisine. (Overnight in Innsbruck) B

DAY 5 – INNSBRUCK TO SALZBURG
Board your train to Salzburg. Try the restaurants on the right side of the river around Linzergasse for a real taste of Salzburg. For an adventure into Austrian beer, head to the atmospheric Mullner Brewery, known officially as the Augustiner Braustubel. (Overnight in Salzburg) B

DAY 6 – SALZBURG
Use your included Salzburg Card to experience all the sightseeing that’s possible throughout the city. Visit the Salzburg Museum, Mozart’s birthplace, Salzburg Zoo, take the cable car to Untersberg, St. Peter’s Monastery, and much more! (Overnight in Salzburg) B

DAY 7 – SALZBRUG TO ST. MORITZ
Travel by train to St. Moritz and relax while taking in all the lovely scenery along the way. Upon arrival, the rest of the day and evening can be spent at your leisure. St. Moritz is famous for its champagne climate and glamorous skiing scene. (Overnight in St. Moritz) B

DAY 8 – BERNINA EXPRESS DAY TRIP
Board the iconic Bernina Express train for your day trip to Tirano.This is the ideal journey for people who want to experience the Bernina Express and Tirano in a short amount of time. Travel over the summit of the Bernina Pass, over Alp Grüm, past Puschlaversee, and over the Brusio spiral viaduct to Tirano. Return to St. Moritz along the same route. (Overnight in St. Moritz) B

DAY 9 – GLACIER EXPRESS DAY TRIP
Board the Glacier Express from St. Moritz to Zermatt.This incredible route takes you through the three cantons of Valais, Uri and Graubünden. Along the way, you’ll experience amazing panoramic views of the passing landscapes. Relax onboard as the train ride slowly weaves more than 150 miles across 291 bridges and through 92 tunnels in the picturesque Swiss Alps to the foot of the Matterhorn in Zermatt. (Overnight in Zermatt) B

DAY 10 – ZERMATT
Spend today at your leisure discovering this pedestrianized village famed for its landscapes. In the evening, perhaps indulge in some traditional Swiss cuisine such as fondue or raclette. (Overnight in Zermatt) B

DAY 11 – ZERMATT TO INTERLAKEN
Take the train to Interlaken. On arrival, make your way to your hotel and check in for two-night stay. Located in between the Jungfrau, Eiger and Mönch mountains, ever-verdant Interlaken boasts incredible scenery and a friendly atmosphere. (Overnight in Interlaken)B

DAY 12 – INTERLAKEN
Climb to Europe's highest altitude railway station on Jungfrau Mountain, at a colossal 11,332 feet high. The journey takes you to Kleine Scheidegg, before reaching the station at Eigergletscher, which is well known for its mountain restaurant and Huskies. At Jungfraujoch, take in the breath-taking views of the Black Forest in Germany and the Vosges Mountains in France. Also enjoy the fascinating glacier and ice gallery at the top. After a spectacular day sightseeing, return to the hotel for the second night of your stay in Interlaken. (Overnight in Interlaken) B

DAY 13 – INTERLAKEN TO BASEL
Travel by train to Basel.Once settled, explore on your own. Why not check out the medieval old town centres around Marktplatz and the 16th-century Town Hall or 12th-century Gothic cathedral? (Overnight in Basel) B

DAY 14 – DEPART BASEL
Check out of your hotel and travel from Basel to Paris by train. Then, board Eurostar in Paris to London. B

MEAL GUIDE: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, AT - AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER

Grand Hotel Europa Innsbruck

The Grand Hotel Europa in Innsbruck is a historic hotel with 112 bedrooms and suites decorated in either a traditional Tyrolean or modern Italian style. The hotel has an award-winnning restaurant called the Europa Stüberl, a bar and a fitness centre with a sauna and steam room. The hotel is in the centre of Innsbruck, opposite the main train station.

AC Hotel Innsbruck

The Hilton Innsbruck is a modern hotel with 176 contemporary bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. The hotel has a restaurant, bar and steam room, and the Casino Innsbruck is connected to the hotel. The hotel is close to the train station and a short walk from the old town area of Innsbruck.

Schweizerhof Hotel Basel

Schweizerhof Hotel Basel

Set in the coveted historic centre of Basel and within seconds of the main train station, the Hotel Schweizerhof enjoys a central location near several theatres, museums and art galleries. Offering non-smoking rooms, a rich buffet breakfast and a hotel bar, guests can take advantage of added hotel bonuses, including free parking and free public transportation. Rooms are decorated with a modern decor are equipped with stylish amenities such as a flat-screen TV, satellite TV services and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Hotel Interlaken

Hotel Interlaken

The 4-star Hotel Interlaken is situated on the city's Höheweg, within walking distance of the centre and Interlaken Ost railway station.

Hauser Swiss Quality Hotel St.Moritz

The Hauser Hotel in St Moritz is a family-run hotel with 52 bedrooms. The hotel has a restaurant and terrace bar, and is famous for its "Engadine Nusstorte" (nut and caramel pie) which is available from the hotel confectionary and chocolate shop. The hotel is located in the centre of St Moritz.

Krebs Interlaken

The Krebs Interlaken is a charming hotel located in the heart of Interlaken. The 44 rooms are beautifully decorated in bright colours with comfortable furnishings and feature Wi-Fi internet access. The hotel's popular bistro serves traditional Swiss cuisine whilst the impressive restaurant serves seasonal dishes and fine wines. The hotel staff are happy to help with any excursions and activities available in Interlaken and beyond. The Krebs Interlaken is located 2 minutes walk from Interlaken station and close to all the main attractions.

NH Collection Koln Mediapark

Situated in the centre of Cologne, the NH Collection Koln MediaPark is a stylish and modern hotel with excellent transport links nearby. The hotel boasts 217 comfortable rooms, all with spacious bathrooms, rain showers, Nespresso machines and Wi-Fi internet access. Guests can relax in the sauna or steam room, or work up a sweat in the fitness area.

InterCityHotel Munich

Situated at the main train station. Highlights: WiFi (free of charge), lavish buffet breakfast, brasserie and wine bar with barbecue and seafood specialties from our show kitchen, FreeCityTicket granting use of local public transport in Munich at no charge. All rooms come with soundproofed windows, flatscreen TV, radio, desk, safe and minibar and air conditioning.

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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person and subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Railbookers UK Trading Ltd is a member of ABTA (Y6401) and holidays including flights are ATOL protected, number 7579.

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