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Travelmarvel

Alpine Discovery

Zürich to Budapest

Trip Code: EUTLS8
8 Days
11 Meals
3 Countries
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Trip Inclusions

  • Transfers and tipping
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director and local guides
  • Explore 8 towns, villages and cities
  • Two nights in Lucerne, Zermatt and Salzburg; one night in St Moritz
  • 11 meals - 7 breakfasts and 4 dinners

Travel & Accommodation

A train journeying through the Swiss mountains

Glacier Express

Travel on the famous Glacier Express.

View of valley and lakes below from the top of Mt Pilatus, Switzerland

Visit Mt Pilatus

Travel to the peak of Mt Pilatus enjoying sensational views of flower-filled pastures and snow-tipped peaks.

View across the water beside the Chapel Bridge, Lucerne

Local guided tour of Lucerne

Uncover stories from the French revolution as your local guide shows you the sights of Lucerne.

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Prices are for land only. Flights not included
  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Flights into Zürich must arrive by midday to ensure Zürich tour is not missed before transfer to Lucerne on Day 1
Europe 2019 Map EUTLS8
Zürich to Budapest

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Insider Experience

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Fly into Zürich Airport by midday then enjoy an orientation tour of Zürich. Wander through the shop-lined streets of this retail hotspot. Explore the famous shopping strip of Bahnhofstrasse and discover the high-end brands that feature in what is one of the world’s most expensive shopping streets. Admire the Gothic beauty of the Grossmünster Church, which is said to be built on the graves of the city’s patron saints, Felix and Regula. Your local guide will then take you to the picturesque boulevard of Limmatquai. This famous street follows the Limmat River from the historic Old Town, past modern fashion boutiques and numerous mouthwatering cafes, chocolatiers and gourmet restaurants before arriving on the shores of Lake Zürich. Afterwards, travel through the undulating countryside to Lucerne.

Stay: Two Nights, Lucerne, Hotel Waldstaetterhof (or similar)

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  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Travel to the peak of Mt Pilatus along the world’s steepest cog-wheel railway, enjoying sensational views of flower-filled pastures, rocky mountain ledges and snow-tipped peaks.


With its breathtaking Swiss Alps backdrop, this city is a delight to explore. On a guided tour, see the Lion of Lucerne, a monument that commemorates events of the French Revolution, and wander along the Chapel Bridge, with its octagonal Water Tower.

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  • Breakfast

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Indulge in a two-night stay at the Swiss chalet-style Hotel Sonne, which boasts a relaxing spa with incredible views of the stunning Matterhorn.


Embark on a scenic journey via Interlaken to Zermatt, set in the gaze of the world’s most photogenic mountain, the Matterhorn. This pretty, eco-friendly resort town is a car-free zone. Enjoy a relaxed evening breathing in the alpine air as you wander the streets.

Stay: Two Nights, Zermatt, Hotel Sonne

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

After breakfast, set out on a morning tour of the town, during which you will find it hard to tear your gaze from the spectacular Matterhorn. As part of your exploration, you’ll discover the charming Hinterdorf (Old Village), home to around 30 traditional chalet-style barns and shops constructed between the 16th and 18th centuries. Enjoy time at leisure this afternoon to explore this gorgeous city even further.

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  • Breakfast
View from a hilltop looking down over rooftops of a mountain village, Switzerland

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

From Andermatt, take the Glacier Express narrow-gauge train along the iconic route to the luxury alpine resort town St Moritz. Through the panoramic windows of your carriage you’ll enjoy incredible views of jagged mountains and lush meadows, sprawling vineyards and dense woodland along the hillsides.


Travel to Andermatt and enjoy your Insider Experience. On arrival in St Moritz, check in to your hotel before dinner this evening.

Stay: St Moritz, Crystal Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

This morning set out on a journey into Austria, travelling via the small alpine town Kitzbühel on the way to Salzburg, birthplace of the famed composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Soak in the city’s atmosphere with an afternoon at leisure, perhaps visiting Mirabell Gardens, where scenes for ‘The Sound of Music’ were filmed back in the 1960s.

Stay: Two Nights, Salzburg, Hotel Imlauer and Brau

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Enjoy a tour of the city and the Old Town, where melodies drift from bustling coffee houses. This evening indulge in a special dinner with your fellow travellers.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

After breakfast, you’ll transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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  • Breakfast

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