Grand Alpine Adventure

14 days from £1399pp.


Gornergrat

Visit: Gornergrat, Switzerland

Hallstatt

Visit: Hallstatt, Austria

Salzburg

Visit: Salzburg, Austria

Grossglockner

Visit: Grossglockner, Austria

Rothenburg-Ob-Der-Tauber

Visit: Rothenburg-Ob-Der-Tauber, Germany

Lake Bled

Visit: Lake Bled, Slovenia

The essential tour of all the must-see, must-return sights of the Alps - including those of Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Italy and Switzerland.

    Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to Belgium for an overnight stay.

    Boppard

    Boppard

    To the Rhine Valley and the riverside town of Boppard, where you can join an optional cruise on the Rhine before travelling to the gentler Moselle Valley. Overnight in the Frankfurt area.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Rothenburg-ob-der-Tauber

    Rothenburg-Ob-Der-Tauber

    On through Germany, calling at Rothenburg ob der Tauber on the aptly-named Romantic Road, before crossing to Austria and the Salzburgerland area, our base for three nights.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Salzburg

    Salzburg

    Today’s full-day, included excursion takes us to Salzburg, then into the beautiful Austrian Lake District. Explore Salzburg’s lanes and alleyways independently or join our optional, guided walking tour. Later, we head to the Salzkammergut area to visit the picturesque village of Hallstatt.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Grossclockner

    Grossglockner Glacier

    A fantastic, optional excursion today along one of the most spectacular roads in Austria to ascend the country’s highest mountain to see the Grossglockner Glacier. We continue to the charming town of Heiligenblut.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Kranjska Gora

    Kranjska Gora

    We cross into Slovenia arriving early afternoon in the resort of Bled for a two-night stay. Join an optional excursion to the nearby town of Kranjska Gora.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Bled

    Bled

    Spend the day on Lake Bled, the jewel of Slovenia. Join our optional sightseeing tour to the Castle of Bled then by boat to the tiny island.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    We leave Slovenia and call at the resort of Cortina d’Ampezzo then journey through the lofty peaks of the Dolomite mountains to our overnight stop in the Süd Tirol.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Innsbruck

    Innsbruck

    We cross the spectacular Brenner Pass into Austria and continue to Innsbruck, the capital of the Tyrol. This beautiful city is surrounded by stunning mountain scenery and is steeped in history. See the famous Golden Roof before we continue into Switzerland, pausing at the famous resort of St. Moritz before reaching Samedan and our hotel in the Engadine region for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Julierpass

    Julierpass

    Our route to Naters for a two-night stay takes in some of Europe’s grandest passes. We traverse the heights of the Julierpass and the dramatic Simplon Pass.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Täsch

    Täsch

    Optional excursion to Täsch, before taking the train to the internationally-renowned resort of Zermatt, set spectacularly below the Matterhorn. You can also take a fantastic optional ride on the Gornergrat Rack Railway, to Switzerland’s highest open-air train station at a height of 3089m from where there are breathtaking views of the Matterhorn and Monte Rosa, the ‘pink mountain’.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Geneva

    Geneva

    We descend to the shores of Lake Geneva and visit Evian and Geneva where you can explore the sights. Continue to our overnight hotel in Villars.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    To northern France for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    At a Glance

    Tour Overview

    • 13 nights’ accommodation with continental breakfast
    • 11 evening meals
    • Convenient local joining points
    • Travel by Silver Service or upgrade to Luxuria

    Included Excursions

    • Rhine Valley - Medieval castles
    • Rothenburg ob der Tauber - On the Romantic Road
    • Salburg & Hallstatt - Beautiful 'Sound of Music' city
    • Lake Bled - Pearl of Slovenia
    • Cortina d'Ampezzo - Dolomites mountain resort
    • Innsbruck & St. Moritz - Capital of the Tyrol and chic Swiss Resort
    • Mountain Pass Tour - Breathtaking views
    • Evian & Geneva - Pretty Lake Geneva resorts

    Optional Excursions

    • Rhine Cruise - Leisurely sightseeing
    • Salzburg Guided Walking Tour - See the highlights
    • Grossglockner Glacier - Austria's longest glacier
    • Kranjska Gora - Charming Slovenian resort
    • Bled Castle Sightseeing - Focal point of the lake
    • Zermatt & Gornergrat Mountain Railway - Stunning Alpine rail journey

    Notes


    Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
    Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
    We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    Accommodation

    You will stay for one night at a 3-star standard hotel in the Frankfurt area; three nights at the 3-star Hotel Ferienwelt Kristall in Rauris, or similar, in the Austrian Salzburgerland; two nights at the 3-star Hotel Ribno, or similar, in Bled; one night at a 3-star hotel in the Italian Süd Tirol; one night at the 4-star Engadina Hotel in Zuoz, or similar; two nights at the 3-star Superior Hotel Touring in Naters, or similar; and one night at the 4-star Eurotel Victoria in Villars, or similar, near Lake Geneva.

    Overnight stays in Belgium and northern France are in city-style hotels.

    Slovenia

    Ribno Hotel

    Ribno Hotel

    Austria

    Hotel Touring

    Hotel Touring

    Ribno Hotel


    • English Speaking Staff
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Telephone

    Hotel Touring


    • English Speaking Staff
    • Bureau de Change
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

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      Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

      Front row seats can be reserved for £12pp (up to 6 days duration), £20pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £25pp (9 days duration and over) on all European tours. In addition to this seats on the second row can be reserved for £6pp (up to 6 days duration), £12pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £15pp (9 days duration and over). This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the U.K. port. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law.

      Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

      If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.

      Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

      We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the U.K. port are not allocated.
      Hot and cold drinks are served on the main tour coaches. Prices are approximately 90p or 1 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by the driver. Drinks may also be served on the transfer coaches but this is not guaranteed.

      Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure and will depend on where passengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

      With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

      All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer coaches to and from the U.K. port may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air or TGV holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
      All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
      We operate a passenger interchange at the Channel port. Transfer coaches, including taxis, minibuses, Megabus and National Express operate to and from the U.K. port. You will join your main tour coach at the port.
      One medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage can be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach.
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