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2018 Itinerary

12 Day Itinerary (Munich > Budapest)

  • Tour Code

    EAL

  • Departure City

    Munich

  • Duration

    12 Day

  • Return City

    Budapest

Tour Inclusions

included in your price

  • The services of an Evergreen Tour Director
  • All tipping and gratuities included
  • Airport transfers
  • 12 Day Grand Alpine Land Tour
  • Explore 8 different cities, towns and villages with local guides during our included tours
  • Take a guided walking tour of Munich and see the Town Hall with its famous Glockenspiel
  • Travel by horse and carriage at Neuschwanstein Castle and enjoy a guided tour
  • Take a walking tour of Zurich
  • Experience one of the world’s great train journeys on the Glacier Express from Andermatt to St. Moritz
  • See the Lion Monument, Jesuit Church and cross the medieval Chapel Bridge in Lucerne
  • Enjoy a scenic cruise across Lake Lucerne and take the cogwheel railway to the top of Mount Rigi
  • A tour of Innsbruck and Wilten Basilica
  • Enjoy a city tour of Graz
  • Enjoy a guided walking tour of Salzburg and see Mozart’s birthplace
  • Discover Budapest on a guided city tour

dining highlights

  • 15 superb meals including: 11 Full Breakfasts (FB), 3 Dinners (D) & 1 Highlight Dinner (HD)
  • Day 1 Arrive Munich

    Welcome to Munich, the capital of Bavaria. On arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to your centrally located hotel. This evening meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a welcome drink.
    Two Night Stay: Munich

  • Day 2 Munich

    On our included guided walking tour we visit the heart of old Munich, Marienplatz, a large open square with the Marien column in the centre, where we see the famous Glockenspiel on the Town Hall play. At the nearby victuals market, which has been operating for 100 years, local delicacies and souvenirs are available. In your free time visit the English Garden, the largest central park in Europe, Deutsche Museum or the BMW Museum, an automotive display.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 3 Munich – Neuschwanstein – Zurich

    Today drive south to Fussen to ‘Mad King Ludwigs’ fairy-tale castle at Neuschwanstein. Be amazed at the intricately carved furnishings, frescoes and mosaics on our included guided tour. There is also an included horse and cart trip down from the castle after the tour. Following Lake Zurich, we arrive into the financial centre of Switzerland.
    Overnight Stay: Zurich

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 4 Zurich – Lucerne

    An included guided walking tour reveals a contrast between the luxury designer shops and modern buildings on the Bahnhofstrasse and the imposing Romanesque Cathedral which dominates the old town with its twin towers. Arrive into the picturesque lake resort town of Lucerne. Stroll to the Lion Monument, a memorial to the 767 Swiss Guards killed during the French Revolution, the old town and cross the medieval Chapel Bridge to the ornate Jesuit Church with our local guide. Tonight we enjoy a traditional folklore show as we savour a highlight meal of traditional Swiss fondue.
    Two Night Stay: Lucerne

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 5 Lucerne

    Enjoy a guided cruise on Lucerne’s gorgeous lake en-route to the quaint village of Vitznau. Here we join the oldest cogwheel train in Switzerland for a breathtaking ascent of Mount Rigi, known as ‘the Queen of the Mountains’. Savour the incredible scenery from the summit where you have a breathtaking panoramic view of the Alps. The afternoon is at leisure for you to explore. Shopping is plentiful, from Swiss watches to jewellery and delicious chocolates.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 6 Lucerne – Glacier Express – St. Moritz

    This morning, we drive to Andermatt where we board the Glacier Express for possibly the world’s most breath-taking mountain rail journey. Journey past towering peaks with green valleys arriving into St. Moritz. Initially known for its curative mineral springs, St. Moritz is now a chic and exclusive international resort frequented by celebrities and royalty from all over Europe. Enjoy dinner at your hotel this evening.
    Overnight Stay: St. Moritz

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 7 St. Moritz – Innsbruck

    After a leisurely morning we depart for a spectacular drive along the Engadine Valley. This area is considered by some to be one of the most beautiful areas in the world, with its deep blue lakes, larch forests and mountain peaks exceeding 12,000ft. Cross the border back into Austria and the Tyrolean capital, Innsbruck, encircled by the spectacular Austrian Alps.
    Two Night Stay: Innsbruck

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 8 Innsbruck

    This delightful town on the Inn River is sandwiched between towering mountain ranges to the north and south. Innsbruck prospered due to its strategic position at the head of the Brenner Pass to Italy. See the impressive baroque Wilten Basilica, the recently built ski-jump and the old town including the famous Golden Roof, built to cover the Emperor in 1,500.

    Discover More: Excursion to the mountain village of Seefeld (extra expense)

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 9 Innsbruck – Salzburg

    This morning, drive through the Alpine region of Austria which includes Kitzbuhel - one of the most famous ski resorts in Europe - and into Salzburg. Salzburg is famous for its onion shaped domes and charming courtyards, all dwarfed by the imposing Hohensalzburg fortress. The history and sights of this baroque city are revealed during an included guided walking tour. See the mighty cathedral, Mozart’s birthplace and many of the locations used during the filming of ‘The Sound of Music’, such as the Mirabell Palace and gardens.
    Overnight Stay:Salzburg

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 10 Salzburg – Graz

    We continue through Austria’s mountains and valleys to the country’s second city, Graz where we take a tour of the well preserved old quarter of the city and admire its galleried courtyards and Renaissance squares. The city has 6 universities with more than 40,000 students, and the Old Town in a UNESCO World Heritage site.
    Overnight Stay: Graz

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 11 Graz – Budapest

    Today’s journey takes us through northern Slovenia, where we tour the town of Maribor, one of the few places that remained free under the iron curtain of former Yugoslavia. Travel into Hungary, with time at leisure for lunch on Lake Balaton. Later, continue into Budapest, the capital of Hungary.
    Overnight Stay: Budapest

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 12 Depart Budapest

    This morning, check out of your hotel and transfer to the airport for your onward journey.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Pricing & Availability

    Pricing and Availability All prices listed are per person