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Grand Alpine Explorer

Munich to Zürich

Trip Code: RJTAPG14
14 Days
22 Meals
4 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

Small train travelling alongside alps, Germany

Board the Zugspitze Railway

Journey through charming Bavarian villages aboard the Zugspitze Railway to the peak of Germany's highest mountain.

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.

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
  • Itinerary operated by Travelmarvel’s partner Great Rail Journeys
  • Prices are for land/rail only. Flights not included
Europe Preview Map RJTAPG14 / RJTAPG14P 2020
Munich to Zürich

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Insider Experience

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You’ll be met on arrival in Munich and transferred to your hotel. Located within view of the Alps, lively Munich is the capital of Bavaria, as well as one of Germany’s best-loved cities.

Stay: Two Nights, Munich, Pullman 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 architecture. Enjoy a guided walking tour to introduce you to the highlights of Munich, before time at leisure.

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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’. On arrival, you will embark on a sightseeing tour with a local guide. Later, travel by coach to Lake Traunsee, a spectacular lake that resembles a fjord. The lovely lakeside village of Traunkirchen will be your home for the next three nights.

Stay: Three Nights, Traunkirchen, Hotel Post or similar

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River snaking past city centre, trees lining the river bank with a fortress high up on the hill overlooking the city centre below

Today is free for you to relax in Traunkirchen. Perhaps go for a stroll around the village’s cobbled lanes and admire the authentic fishermen’s cottages and the Monastery of Traunkirchen.

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Discover the beauty of the Austrian Lake District today, heading first to Bad Ischl, before pressing on to St Gilgen, filled to the brim with baroque and rococo character. Continue to St Wolfgang and enjoy a lake cruise. Enjoy time at leisure in Wolfgansee before continuing to Mondsee for free time. Perhaps visit the town’s cloister church, used as the site of the wedding in ‘The Sound of Music’. Return to your hotel in Traunkirchen for dinner.

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This morning, travel to the Bavarian town of Prien am Chiemsee. Cruise across Chiemsee Lake to the royal island of Herreninsel, home to the fairytale castle of Herrenchiemsee. The castle was once the residence of King Ludwig II of Bavaria, who drew inspiration from the lavish Palace of Versailles in France. Enjoy free time to explore before continuing to Seefeld.

Stay: Two Nights: Seefeld, Hotel Residenz Hochland

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy an enthralling journey on the Zugspitze Railway which ascends the summit of Zugspitze, the highest mountain in Germany.


Your travels today will take you to the glorious Neuschwanstein Castle. Nestled in the Alps, it is a stunning sight, with a storied history. Enjoy time at leisure in Hohenschwangau before journeying aboard the Zugspitze Railway to the summit of Zugspitze. The final leg is by cable car which takes you over the forests to the summit, where you will have free time to enjoy the views.

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This morning, enjoy a walking tour of Innsbruck and learn of life in the historic old town. Then it’s time for a rail journey through the spellbinding scenery of the Swiss Alps. Pass through Liechtenstein and into the Swiss town of Sargans. Here you change trains and travel alongside the Rhine to Chur, before continuing to the resort town of St Moritz.

Stay: Three Nights, St Moritz, Hotel Schweizerhof

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Lake and mountains amongst pretty forest, Switzerland

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

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


Journey to the Italian town of Tirano aboard the Bernina Express. Here, 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 the incredible views through the panoramic windows of your First Class carriage.


Journey aboard the Glacier Express from St Moritz to Brig, enjoying a tasty two-course lunch at your seat. 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.

Stay: Three Nights, Hotel Interlaken

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Journey on the iconic Jungfrau Railway.


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. See spectacular views at two observation stops, hewn out of solid rock between the rail tunnel and the infamous north face of the Eiger. Your final destination is the Jungfraujoch, Europe’s highest railway station. Enjoy free time at the summit station and perhaps explore its Ice Palace.

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Wake to the breathtaking mountain vistas of Interlaken – this beautiful town is all yours to explore today. Spend time as you like, perhaps exploring the glacier-fed lakes.

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Your incredible journey reaches an end this morning. After breakfast, transfer to the airport in Zürich for your onward flight.

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