Alpine Discovery (Flights Included)

23 Day Small Group Tour from Munich to Zurich with Bunnik

Read 2 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Bunnik's 23 Day Alpine Discovery (Flights Included). 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. more

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Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland
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1 Depart Australia
2 Arrive Munich
Welcome to Munich, capital of Bavaria! Meet your fellow travellers and Tour Director this evening for a welcome drink.
3 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)
4 Munich
A stunning day trip into the hills of Bavaria lies ahead. The imposing Neuschwanstein Castle, Walt Disney's inspiration for the Magic Kingdom, perches high above the quaint village of Hohenschwangau. Today we'll visit the castle, along with the beautiful Schloss Linderhof and the charming town of Oberammergau, famous for the ‘Passion Play' that takes place there once every 10 years. (B)
5 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)
6 Salzburg
This morning we visit the Hallein Salt Mine on the Dürrnberg plateau. In operation for more than 2,500 years, the salt from the mine provided for and brought wealth to the locals, helping fund the beautiful city of Salzburg and ensuring it would become a powerful trading community. The afternoon is at leisure. (B)
7 Salzburg - Vienna
Today we travel to Vienna, Europe's bastion of imperial grandeur and culture. Along the way we'll visit Melk to explore its remarkable abbey and take some time to stroll through the pretty streets of Dürnstein. (B)
8 Vienna
Our sightseeing in Vienna today includes 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!We then visit the impressive baroque Imperial Palace complex of Schönbrunn where we stroll through the 18th century gardens and wonder at the sheer opulence of the rooms of the Residential Palace. (B)
9 Vienna
Spend the day at leisure to enjoy this glorious city at your own pace. (B)
10 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)
11 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 sightseeing tour including Bled Castle, before visiting the lake valley of Bohinj. (B) Optional Walking Discovery: Opt to take a walk with your guide through Vintgar Gorge, a stunning turquoise oasis of rapids, waterfalls and crystal clear pools. Learn more
12 Lake Bled - Dolomites
The Dolomites, in the northern Italian Alps, offer some of the most interesting mountain landscapes in the world. (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.Please note: Due to fluctuating weather conditions, our sightseeing today is subject to change.
13 Dolomites
Optional Walking Discovery: Discover stunning Lake Misurina on a walking tour and enjoy the healing properties of the mountain air. Learn moreOr - simply spend the day at leisure. (B)
14 Dolomites - St Moritz
Today we cross the Swiss border and make our way to the beautiful town of St Moritz, nestled amongst forests and steep mountains with a sparkling lake as its centrepiece. (B)
15 St Moritz
Not to be outdone by Pisa, we visit St Moritz's own leaning tower. We'll also visit the Heidi Hut, used during the filming of the children's story, and ride the funicular railway to Corviglia summit to take in the spectacular views. (B)
16 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 bus again in Andermatt. We drive deeper into the Alps to Tasch, where we board another train to reach Zermatt. (B)
17 Zermatt
Special Experience: Ride a cable car up the slopes of the imposing Matterhorn to Glacier Paradise, the highest cable car station in Europe, for breathtaking views over the Italian, French and Swiss Alps. (B)
18 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. (B)
19 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 Europe's highest train station at the top of the mountain. (B)
20 Interlaken
Sit back and relax on a scenic cruise on Lake Brienzersee this morning. It's the perfect way to enjoy the region's beautiful scenery. (B)
21 Interlaken - Zurich
Today we make our way to Switzerland's largest city, 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)
22 Depart Zurich
Today we begin our journey home. (B)
23 Arrive Australia

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Journey Highlights
A Bavarian welcome
  • Admire some of Munich's most iconic buildings including the Frauenkirche and Marienplatz on a walking tour. Visit the Viktualienmarkt, Munich's famous food market, and experience the Munich lifestyle at the English Garden.
  • Enjoy a traditional bavarian-style welcome dinner.
  • Visit Neuschwanstein Castle, the archetypal fairytale castle commissioned by King Ludwig II that was Walt Disney's inspiration for Disney's Magic Kingdom.
  • Tour beautiful Schloss Linderhof, which was also commissioned by King Ludwig II. 
  • Stop in the quaint German town of Oberammergau, where in the early 17th century the villagers began performing a 'Passion Play' each decade to keep a vow they made after begging to be spared from the ravages of the bubonic plague.
  • Enjoy the beautiful scenery driving through the Alps and visit the infamous Eagle's Nest, Hitler's mountain retreat.
The hills are alive...
  • In Salzburg discover the sights made famous by The Sound of Music - visit the Mirabell Gardens and Pegasus Fountain, the Benedictine Nonnberg Abbey, St. Gilgen and the Wolfgangsee, the rococo Leopoldskron Palace, view Hellbrunn Palace, and St Michael's Church in Mondsee.
  • Tour the oldest mine in the world, the Hallein Salt Mines.
  • Travel through the Danube Valley and see the baroque Benedictine monastery, Melk Abbey.
  • Drive along Vienna's famed Ringstrasse and see the Vienna State Opera, the Academy of Fine Arts, and the Rathaus. 
  • Visit opulent Schönbrunn Palace and enjoy a walk through the perfectly manicured gardens.
  • Be tempted by the local specialties at the famous Naschmarkt.
  • Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore more of Vienna at your own pace.
Slovenia, the land of pristine landscape and friendly faces 
  • Taste the local wines in the Slovenian wine region of Maribor.
  • Be mesmerised by the mountain resort of Bled. With its emerald green lake, iconic fairy-tale church steeple perched atop the tiny rock at the middle of the lake and its medieval castle clinging to a cliff top, this is truly a magical place to behold. 
  • Indulge in a tasting of the locally produced cheeses at the Alpine Dairy Farming Museum. 
  • Enjoy a guided walk through Vintgar Gorge, a stunning turquoise oasis of rapids, waterfalls and crystal clear pools.
Italian Alps
  • Visit the gateway to the heart of the Belluno Dolotmites and hub of art, culture and nature, Pieve di Cadore.
  • Take a chairlift to enjoy a beautiful view of the Dolomites and explore the 5 Torri Open-Air War Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site.
  • Discover stunning Lake Misurina on a walking tour and enjoy the healing properties of the mountain air.
Scenery & Summits
  • See St Moritz's very own leaning tower, dating back to the 12th century.
  • Ride the funicular railway to Corviglia summit, on the eastern slopes of Piz Nair, for spectacular views over St Moritz and the surrounding region.
  • Take a  trip aboard the famous Glacier Express, winding its way around mountains, across deep gorges, through beautiful valleys, tunnels and over hundreds of bridges.
  • Ride up the slopes to the highest cable car station in Europe, the Matterhorn glacier paradise.
  • Learn about the Alps' most famous inhabitants – the beautiful St Bernard dogs of Martigny.
  • Stop to taste some delicious Swiss cheese at Maison de L'Etivaz.
  • Admire the beautiful traditional timber houses of Rougemont.
  • Board the train and travel through spectacular countryside, winding through the stunning valleys to Jungfraujoch, Europe's highest train station at 3,454 metres.
  • Visit Lindt's Swiss Chocolate Heaven at the top of the Jungfraujoch.
  • Sit back and relax on a scenic cruise of Lake Brienzersee.
  • Wander through the picturesque town of Lucerne.
  • Enjoy an orientation tour of Zurich, Switzerland's largest city.
Trip 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
  • Tipping Made Easy, $240pp pre-paid 
  • Porterage included where available
Accommodation & Meals
  • 20 nights in good quality hotels (3-4 star)
  • 20 breakfasts and group welcome and farewell dinners 
Your Tour Guides
  • English-speaking locally based tour directors 
  • English-speaking locally based guides
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Disruptions to itinerary may occur.

Reviews (2)

23 Day Alpine Discovery (Flights Included) reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

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“Alpine Discovery”
- NSW, Australia Jul 2018 2 Helpful Votes View Photo

Firstly, Juliet of Global Journeys made me feel secure and took a lot of the worry out of the travel arrangements. Secondly, whether by good luck or fair judgement, Bunniks’ European Alpine was just what and where I needed to escape and experience. The itinerary as enhanced by Aleš our tour guide and Danny our coach driver made even the free time active and meaningfully so. This tour and added stay in Zurich meeting relative and friends capped a great Agosto away from the Aussie winter. more

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“Spectacular Highs of all Kinds”
- NSW, Australia Jul 2016 4 Helpful Votes View Photo

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 more

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