The hills are alive with the sound of music, the aroma of strudel, and the taste of schnitzel. In addition to the fables, falsettos, and tastes of two of Europe’s most scenic countries, a symphony of sights awaits your arrival on this scenic tour of Austria and Switzerland.
Palaces and castles, peaks, and glaciers, moving scenery, and famous movie scenes are all on the itinerary. As you make the stunning journey from melodious Vienna to metropolitan Zurich, you’ll experience the breathtaking scenery in a variety of ways. Cruise down the dreamy Danube, board the Glacier Express train for the car-free mountain resort of Zermatt, and frolic in the same Austrian locations as Julie Andrews did in the hit movie The Sound of Music.
At the end of our eye-opening and ear-pleasing vacation, “So long, farewell” to our traveling Sisters will be the hardest words to utter.
Don’t miss your opportunity to join Sisterhood Travels for this incredible women-only once-in-a-lifetime trip. We promise you lots of fun, laughs, spectacular sightseeing and most of all….the magic of Sisterhood!
This morning, we’ll take a mountain train ride from Zermatt to Tasch. Then, we’ll head to Chillon. Poised on a diminutive island on Lake Geneva and protected by a natural moat is the striking site of Chillon Castle. Discover the Castle’s secrets as we stroll through it on our guided women only tour. And, what better way to complete your visit than with a wine tasting for good measure! This evening, we’ll lay our heads down at our hotel in Bern. (B) Hotel: Holiday Inn Bern Westside
Today after breakfast, we’ll depart for guided sightseeing including Schönbrunn Palace and Heldenplatz. This afternoon will be yours for independent exploration and dining with your Sisters. This evening, we’ll enjoy a spellbinding evening of classical works by Mozart and Johann Strauss, performed brilliantly by professional Salon Orchestra Alt-Wien musicians in one of Europe’s prettiest venues. (B) Hotel: MGallery Am Konzerthaus
Today we explore the Blue Danube on our way to Salzburg. In Krems, we’ll take a leisurely Danube River cruise. When we reach Mondsee, we’ll visit the Parish Church. Upon arrival in Salzburg, we’ll take a guided walking tour where we’ll see such wonderful sights as Mirabell Gardens, the Great Festival Hall, and Resident Square. You and your Sisters will be free to explore independently this evening and choose where you’d like to dine. (B) Hotel: Imlauer Hotel Pitter Salzburg
Today is a free day for you to enjoy Salzburg with your Sisters. The birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Salzburg, will put a song in your heart as you explore its charmingly splendid gardens, and medieval and Baroque architecture along the pedestrian Altstadt (Old Town). Salzburg’s scenic Alpine landscape and architectural treasures has earned this Austrian jewel the reputation as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. (B) Hotel: Imlauer Hotel Pitter Salzburg
Our first stop today will be Innsbruck where we’ll walk through the Old Town to the Golden Roof. We’ll have some free time to browse before we start driving. We’ll pass through the spectacular beauty of Swiss Engadine on our way to St. Moritz. You will be amazed as you take in the alpine vistas surrounding this paradise of deep blue lakes and rolling green meadows, forests, snow-capped summits, and endless sky in one of Switzerland’s most stunning valleys. This evening, we’ll enjoy dinner together. (B, D) Hotel: Laudinella
Today is going to be epic! We’ll board the Glacier Express train to Zermatt and enjoy lunch onboard. While its speed won’t take your breath away, the Glacier Express train from St. Moritz to Zermatt delivers a slow, breathtaking ride through some of Switzerland’s most stunning scenery. Traveling the rails over 291 bridges and through 91 tunnels, we’ll take in each passing postcard scene while reaching an altitude of 6,670 feet above sea level. (B, L) Hotel: Pollux
Today is a free day in Zermatt! Spend the day leisurely strolling around car-free Zermatt or join an optional excursion to the Matterhorn Glacier, an Alpine paradise of sky slopes, panoramic vistas, ice carvings and unique views – an amazing experience you do not want to miss. This evening, we join together for a Sisterhood group dinner. (B, D) Hotel: Pollux
This morning, we’ll take a mountain train ride from Zermatt to Tasch. Then, we’ll head to Chillon. Poised on a diminutive island on Lake Geneva and protected by a natural moat is the striking site of Chillon Castle. Discover the Castle’s secrets as we stroll through it on our guided tour. And, what better way to complete your visit than with a wine tasting for good measure! This evening, we’ll lay our heads down at our hotel in Bern. (B) Hotel: Holiday Inn Bern Westside
This morning, we’ll enjoy a guided walking tour, including stops at Bear Park and panoramic views of the city from the Rose Garden and the Old Town. Later, we’ll head to Lucerne, where we’ll raise a glass and toast an unforgettable evening of traditional entertainment featuring a 3-course feast of local specialties, alphorns, yodeling, and festive Swiss music and dancing. (B, D) Hotel: Astoria
Today, we’ll take a walking tour and visit Lion monument, the Old Town, and the Chapel Bridge. This evening a private panoramic cruise on the lake will highlight the sheer beauty of Lucerne and its surroundings. To top off the evening and the tour, we’ll enjoy a Farewell Dinner with our Sisters. (B, D) Hotel: Astoria
Sadly,our vacation ends with breakfast this morning. We’ll provide a complimentary transfer to Zurich Airport in time for homebound flights leaving no earlier than 10 am. (B)