2017 SEASON
Jul 2017 - Aug 2017

21 Day Alpine Discovery

Bunnik Small Group Tour starting in Munich and finishing in Zurich

Small Groups Central European Tours Bunnik Europe Tours
Read reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Bunnik's 21 Day Alpine Discovery. Explore the stunning European Alps on an adventure across Germany, Austria and Switzerland, taking in the leafy forests of Lake Bled and the beautiful Italian Dolomites. Experience the charm of...read more

Overview

Operator: Bunnik
Type: Small Group Tour (Premium)
Duration: 21 Days
From: Munich to Zurich
Tour Code: BUN51042
Visits: Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland
Our Price From:
$ 11,480
Per Person ($AU)
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Day By Day

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Depart Australia

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Arrive In Munich

Welcome to Munich, capital of Bavaria! Meet your fellow travellers and tour director this evening for a welcome cocktail.
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Munich

On our morning walking tour we admire some of Munich's iconic attractions, including the Frauenkirche church and Marienplatz, the busy town square. We explore Munich's famous Viktualienmarkt, an original farmers market which has developed into a gourmet and culinary paradise. The afternoon is free to relax or explore at your own pace before a typical Bavarian welcome dinner this evening. (B/D)
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Munich

A stunning day trip into the hills of Bavaria lies ahead. The imposing Neuschwanstein Castle, also Walt Disney's inspiration for the Magic Kingdom, perches high above the quaint village of Hohenschwangau. We'll visit the castle this morning, along with the beautiful palace of Schloss Linderhof and the charming town of Oberammergau, famous for the 'Passion Play' that takes place there once every 10 years. (B)
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Munich - Salzburg

Enjoy the beautiful alpine scenery as we make our way into Austria. Before arriving in Salzburg, we visit the infamous Eagle's Nest. A unique engineering feat, the structure was built as a teahouse for Adolf Hitler atop Kehlstein Mountain at an elevation of 1,843m. This afternoon we'll see the sights made famous by 'The Sound of Music'. (B)
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Salzburg

This morning we visit the Hallein Salt Mine in the Dürrnberg plateau. In operation for more than 2,500 years, the salt from the mine provided for and brought wealth to the locals, and built the beautiful city of Salzburg, ensuring it would become a powerful trading community. The afternoon is at leisure. (B)
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Salzburg - Vienna

Today we travel to Vienna, Europe's bastion of imperial grandeur and culture. Along the way we'll take some time to stroll through the pretty streets of Dürnstein and visit Melk to explore its remarkable abbey. (B)
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Vienna

Our sightseeing in Vienna begins with the impressive baroque Imperial Palace complex of Schönbrunn. We'll stroll through the 18th century gardens and wonder at the sheer opulence of the rooms of the Residential Palace. We will also see Belvedere Palace, Hofburg Palace and St Stephen's Cathedral.Special Experience: We visit the famous Naschmarkt. Be tempted by the smells and maybe try the local specialties - Palatschinken or Kaiserschmarrn!Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure. (B)
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Vienna

Spend the day at leisure to enjoy this glorious city at your own pace. (B)
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Vienna - Lake Bled

Today we cross the border and make our way to the picturesque town of Bled, in the heart of the Slovenian Alps. We'll stop in the Slovenian wine region of Maribor for a tasting and snack at one of the local wineries. (B)
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Lake Bled

The region around Bled is one of the most beautiful in Europe, set amongst stunning mountain peaks and brimming with forests and greenery, waterfalls and streams. Here we enjoy a wonderful sightseeing tour including a visit to Bled Castle, before we visit the lake valley of Bohinj. (B)
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Lake Bled - Dolomites

The Dolomites, in the northern Italian Alps, offer some of the most interesting mountain landscapes in the world. Along the way we'll stop at the Cibiana murals, where artists have painted the village's history on the buildings. (B) Special Experience: We'll make our way up the mountains to the open-air Museum of the 5 Torri, which bears the scars of WWI battles fought between the Italians and Austro-Hungarians.
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Dolomites - St Moritz

Today we cross the Swiss border and make our way to the beautiful town of St Moritz, nestled amongst forest and steep mountains with a sparkling lake as its centrepiece. (B)
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St Moritz

Not to be outdone by Pisa, we visit St Moritz's very own leaning tower. We'll also visit the Heidi Hut, used during the filming of the famous children's story, and ride the funicular railway to Corviglia summit to take in the spectacular views. (B)
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St Moritz - Zermatt

Special Experience: We board the famous Glacier Express to Andermatt.We cross the Landwasser Viaduct and enjoy the magical scenery before meeting our coach again in Andermatt. We drive deeper into the Alps to Tasch, where we board another train to reach Zermatt. (B)
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Zermatt

Special Experience: Ride a cable car up the slopes of the imposing Matterhorn to Glacier Paradise, for breathtaking views over the Italian, French and Swiss Alps. (B)
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Zermatt - Interlaken

We travel to Martigny and visit some of the mountain's most famous inhabitants - the St Bernard dogs. We venture off the beaten track to Maison de L'Etivaz, where we stop to try some classic Alpine cheese. We also stop in the traditional Swiss village of Rougemont, where we admire the traditional timber architecture. (B)
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Interlaken

Special Experience: At 3,466 metres high and nestled between the famous mountains on Mönch and Jungfrau, it's no surprise the Jungfraujoch is often described as the 'Top of Europe'. Offering incredible 360 degree views, and Lindt's Swiss Chocolate Heaven, it truly is an alpine wonderland. Today we'll ride the cogwheel train to the top. (B)
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Interlaken - Zurich

Today we make our way to Zurich, via the picturesque town of Lucerne. You'll have some free time to wander - perhaps see the famous Chapel Bridge or admire the gracious swans along the riverfront. Arriving in Zurich, we'll take a short orientation tour. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure, before tonight's farewell dinner. (B/D)
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Depart Zurich

Today we begin our journey home. (B)
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Arrive In Australia

Trip Inclusions

Travel Inclusions

  • Return economy class flights from Australia to Europe (taxes included)
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Pre-paid tips - $210pp

Accommodation & Meals

  • 18 nights in good quality hotels (3-4 star)
  • 18 breakfasts and group welcome and farewell dinners

Tour Guides

  • English-speaking locally-based tour directors
  • English-speaking local guides

Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy a traditional Bavarian welcome dinner
  • Tour of Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Palace
  • Visit the infamous Eagle's Nest
  • Salzburg and the Sound of Music
  • visit the Salt Mines in Hallein
  • Tour the Danube Valley incl.Melk Abbey
  • Sightseeing in Vienna incl. Schoenbrunn Palace
  • Explore a Slovenian alpine village incl. Cheese tasting
  • Tour Bled Castle
  • 5 Torri War Museum, with a beautiful view of the Dolomites
  • Travel on the Corviglia Funicular in St Moritz
  • Experience the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise
  • Meet the majestic St Bernard Dogs
  • Take a train to the highest train station in Europe
  • Visit Lindt Chocolate Haven on top the Jungfrauenjoch

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Disruptions to itinerary may occur

Operator Details

Region: Europe
Style: Small Group Tour
Accommodation: 3-4 Star
Location: Central - Generally
Guided: Tour Host & Driver
Transport: Luxury Coach
Age Range: Avg 30-65 years
Flights: Included in Price
Airport Transfers: Included in Price
Gratuities: Option to Pre Purchase
Max Group Size: 20 (Avg. 20)
Free WiFi: No
* Source: Bunnik for trips in Europe. Some variances may occur on individual tours and information is provided as a guide only. Refer to Trip Inclusions section for more details.

Reviews (1)

June Robertson's Holiday

Australia
Trip Date: 07/07/2016

“Spectacular Highs of all Kinds”

I think the spectacular and breathtaking scenery through Bavaria, Austria, beautiful Slovenia (which I had previously known little about) the Dolomites in Italy then the Swiss Alps, was really the key to my enjoyment of this tour.Our Slovenian guide Ales, was a mine of information and passionate about his subject and he looked after the fifteen of us really really well. Being a small group we were more like a family;this was fun and reassuring for those of us who were sole travellers. The summer weather was fantastic, our drivers were skilled and really, I couldn't recommend this tour highly enough. A couple of hotels might be changed(we were the first group to do this tour) and I won't be eating sauerkraut again for at least a year(!) but these are minor details. An extra day in Interlaken would be good. A Mozart concert is Vienna could be an option;I would have preferred that to the Sound of Music tour, but that is only a personal thing. I will never forget the thrill of being up The Matterhorn.

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2017 SEASON
Jul 2017 - Aug 2017

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