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Travelmarvel

Grand Alpine Explorer

Munich to Zürich

Trip Code: RJTAPG14
14 Days
22 Meals
5 Countries
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Trip Inclusions

  • 13 nights in premium accommodation
  • Services of a Great Rail Journeys Tour Escort and expert local guides
  • Includes 22 meals - Enjoy 13 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch and 8 Dinners
  • Airport transfers and tipping

Travel & Accommodation

View of a train circling out of a valley

Bernina Express

Take the historic Bernina Express railway from St Moritz to Tirano in Italy.

Red rail carriages travelling up in the mountains with the snow capped ranges behind

Jungfrau Railway

Take the iconic Jungfrau Railway to Europe's highest railway station, some 3,400 metres above sea level

Small village nestled at the base of the mountains set on the shores of the turquoise lake

Achenseebahn Railway

Enjoy a steam-powered cogwheel railway for the ascent to Achensee where you will cruise across the picturesque lake

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
  • Porterage is not included unless indicated
  • Day 14 is not escorted by a Tour Escort
  • Itinerary operated by Travelmarvel’s partner Great Rail Journeys
  • Prices are for land/rail only. Flights not included
Europe Map RJTAPG14 2019
Munich to Zürich

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Insider Experience

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You’ll be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel in Munich, the capital of Bavaria and one of Germany’s best-loved cities. This evening, meet your Tour Escort and fellow guests over dinner.

Stay: Two Nights, Munich, Maritim Hotel

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Become immersed in the illustrious sights of Munich. With a rich culture and heritage, the city has a wonderful collection of museums, galleries and architectural treasures. Enjoy a guided tour to introduce you to the highlights of Munich, before time to explore at your own pace.

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Embark on a sightseeing tour of Salzburg with a local guide.


Leaving Munich behind, this morning take the train into Austria. Arrive in Salzburg, a city known the world over as the birthplace of Mozart, and the setting for the classic film, ‘The Sound of Music’. Later, travel by coach to Lake Traunsee, a spectacular lake that resembles a fjord. The lakeside village of Traunkirchen will be your home for the next three nights.

Stay: Three Nights, Traunkirchen, Hotel Post

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Today is free for you to relax in Traunkirchen. Perhaps take a stroll around the village’s cobbled lanes, admire the authentic fishermen’s cottages, or visit the nearby spa town of Bad Ischl.

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Discover the idyllic beauty of the Austrian Lake District today, heading first to St Wolfgang, before pressing on to St Gilgen, filled to the brim with baroque and rococo character and colourful streets lined with pavement cafes.


After discovering the beauty of the Austrian Lake District, continue to pretty Mondsee and see its 15th-century church, which featured in the wedding scene of ‘The Sound of Music’.

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Transfer by coach to Salzburg, where you will join a rail service for the journey into the historic state of Tyrol. The route takes you past the towering peaks of the rugged Austrian Alps, before arriving in Innsbruck. This afternoon enjoy a walking tour of Innsbruck where you learn of life in the historic old town and discover why the ‘golden roof’ became Innsbruck’s most recognizable icon.

Stay: Two Nights, Innsbruck, Hotel Grauer Bar or similar

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Take a trip on the superb Achenseebahn Railway.


After journeying to Jenbach by mainline rail, join the steam-powered cogwheel railway for the ascent to Achensee. Here you will take a relaxing cruise across the emerald waters of the lake, before returning to Innsbruck.

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Today’s adventure takes you into the spellbinding scenery of Switzerland. Your train cuts through the mighty Alps, which dominate the skyline. The journey continues through Liechtenstein and into the Swiss town of Sargans. Here you change trains and travel alongside the Rhine to Chur. Continue your ascent through the majestic mountains, overlooking lush meadows running down to the valley floor. The line uses a series of loops, spirals and switchbacks to gain altitude. Arrive in the elegant lakeside resort town of St Moritz.

Stay: Three Nights, St Moritz, Hotel Schweizerhof

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Ride the Bernina Express, which passes glaciers, rushing mountain streams and flower-sprinkled alpine meadows.


The Bernina Line has been awarded World Heritage status as a testament to the incredible engineering that was required to create it, as well as for the scenery through which it passes. During your rail adventure, travel across the spiralling viaduct at Brusio. The track clings to the mountainside as it winds above deep ravines and past waterfalls, reaching over 2,000 metres above sea level. Later, the train will arrive in the Italian town of Tirano, where you’ll have free time before the return journey.

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Spend today as you please soaking up the glitz and glamour of St Moritz.

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Step aboard the famous Glacier Express for a journey from St Moritz to Brig, enjoying incredible views through the panoramic windows of your First Class carriage.


The journey aboard the Glacier Express takes you through classic landscapes, from jagged mountain peaks to sprawling vineyards, and over the epic Landwasser Viaduct. Enjoy a tasty two-course lunch at your seat while watching stunning scenery drift slowly by. The train climbs steadily and steeply up and over the Oberalp Pass, then spirals downward past little villages on the way to Brig. Here you change trains and continue on to Interlaken, your base for the next three nights.

Stay: Three Nights, Hotel Interlaken

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  • Lunch

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Journey to the Jungfraujoch, Europe’s highest railway station, which is more than 3,400 metres above sea level.


Today’s adventure begins as you leave Interlaken and travel through the foothills of the Alps to Lauterbrunnen. You will then join the Wengeralp Railway to Kleine Scheidegg. It is here your journey on the iconic Jungfrau Railway begins. Your final destination is the Jungfraujoch, Europe’s highest railway station, which is more than 3,400 metres above sea level. With free time at the summit station, you can explore the Ice Palace and its many ice sculptures. Later, descend, and on the way, pass the charming mountain resort village of Grindelwald.

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Wake up to breathtaking mountain vistas, happy in the knowledge that Interlaken is all yours to explore at leisure today.

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Your journey ends this morning as you transfer to the airport in Zürich for your onward flight.

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