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Grand Alpine Explorer

Munich to Zürich

Trip Code: RJTAPG14P
14 Days
22 Meals
5 Countries
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  • Map & Itinerary
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Trip Inclusions

  • 13 nights in premium accommodation
  • Services of a Great Rail Journeys Tour Escort and expert local guides
  • 22 meals - 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.

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.

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 hotels are subject to change
  • Itinerary operated by Travelmarvel’s partner Great Rail Journeys
  • Prices are for land/rail only. Flights not included
Europe map RJTAPG14P 2021
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 (or similar)

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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. Discover the Old Town, the World Heritage-listed centre with its pretty collection of medieval and baroque buildings, plus gorgeous views of the mountains. Afterwards, the rest of the day is at leisure. This lovely city will be your home for the next three nights.

Stay: Three Nights, Salzburg Hotel

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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 Salzburg. Perhaps visit the Salzburg Fortress, also known as Hohensalzburg Castle, which is perched high above the city with great views from its peak.

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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 Salzburg for dinner.

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This morning, travel by train to Innsbruck. This city is nestled right in the heart of the Austrian Alps and is cradled by steep, snow-capped mountains. Take a guided tour through the city and learn about its main attractions, admiring the colourful architecture in the centre. Afterwards, enjoy some free time to explore Innsbruck on your own. A climb up to the top of the Town Tower will reward you with amazing views.

Stay: Two Nights, Hotel Innsbruck

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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. Enjoy your Insider Experience this afternoon.

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Today it’s time for a rail journey through the Swiss Alps. Pass Liechtenstein and head 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.


Travel through stunning scenic surrounds on a famous train line, arriving in the Italian town of Tirano. Here you’ll have free time to explore before making your 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 from St Moritz to Brig aboard the iconic Glacier Express on a thrilling Insider Experience. Enjoy 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. See spectacular views at two observation stops, hewn out of solid rock between the rail tunnel and the infamous north face of the Eiger.


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, before journeying on the Jungfrau Railway. 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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