The Heart of Alpine Europe

From $2,149
Duration 7 Days
Departures from Jun 2020 - Sep 2021
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From $2,149
Duration 7 Days
Departures from Jun 2020 - Sep 2021
Tour Overview

On this scenic alpine adventure, you'll discover a multitude of charms, from rolling hills and lofty mountains to grand castles and shimmering lakes. From your base in the Austrian town of Feldkirch, enjoy a journey on the Glacier Express to St Moritz, a boat trip on Lake Constance and a visit to the fairy-tale Neuschwanstein Castle. Along the way, you'll sample an array of local produce, including chocolate, cheese, schnapps and beer.

  • Leisurely Touring
  • All Breakfasts
  • Flight Choices
  • Max Group Size 30

Your Holiday Includes

  • ​Just You Tour Manager as your host & Specialist Local Guide
  • 6 nights in a 4-star hotel
  • 12 included meals: 6 breakfasts, 6 dinners including a welcome drink
  • Free scheduled group transfers are available on arrival & departure. Other transport & porterage included. ​
  • Audio Guide

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Visit the imposing Schattenburg Castle
  • Tasting at a family-run chocolatier
  • Visit Vaduz, Liechtenstein
  • Walser Valley, Bregenzerwald & cheese-tasting
  • The Glacier Express to the chic Swiss resort of St Moritz
  • Lake Constance, the harbour town of Lindau & boat trip
  • Visit the fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany

Itinerary

Day 1 Zurich

Make your own way to Zurich, where we'll meet you at the airport for your free scheduled group transfer. Alternatively, we can book you a private transfer or you can make your own arrangements. Your Tour Manager will meet you at your hotel for your welcome meeting that afternoon.​

Meals included: D

Day 2 Feldkirch & Vaduz

Overlooking the town of Feldkirch is the imposing Montfort's Schattenburg Castle, which is now a fascinating museum. This morning we'll enjoy a sightseeing tour of Feldkirch and visit the castle, which belonged to the counts of Montfort from 1190 to 1375. We then visit the family-run chocolatier Fenkart, that has been making exquisite hand decorated chocolates since 1948. Visit the workshop and learn all the secrets behind chocolate-making before indulging in a sample or two.
This afternoon we head to Vaduz, the capital of Liechtenstein, which is famous for its wines. Enjoy a stroll through the town and perhaps pause to sample a glass or two of the local produce.​

Meals included: B,D

Day 3 Walser Valley

The Walser Valley in the Bregenzerwald region is relatively unspoilt and boasts spectacular scenery along with a welcoming spirit. The Bregenzerwald Cheese Route is a one of the area's best attractions. It is not a route as such, but a network of cheese producers scattered throughout the region. We will make a stop at a dairy in Schoppernau to learn all about the cheese-making process and, of course, we'll try some of the produce for ourselves. Later, we will call at Diedamskopf, the highest point in the region, where, if you would like to see more, you can opt to take a cable car ride to the top of the mountain.
After time to admire the spectacular views, we will make our way to one of the schnapps distilleries here to see how this alcoholic drink is made and sample the finished product. We'll then drive on to the village of Schwarzenberg and to the top of the Bödelepass. From this excellent vantage point we will be able to take in wonderful views, so have your camera at the ready.​

Meals included: B,D

Day 4 The Glacier Express & St Moritz

The Swiss canton of Graubünden is an area teeming with traditional charm. From Tiefencastel, we board The Glacier Express and get unrivalled views of the Switzerland's stunning landscape on our way to the beautiful and chic Swiss resort of St Moritz, a regular haunt of the rich and famous. In the company of your Tour Manager and travelling companions, enjoy a stroll through its streets, which are lined with traditional architecture and high-end boutiques, before our return journey by coach. We'll drive via the Julier Pass and medieval Chur, capital of the canton of Graubünden and the oldest city in Switzerland.​

Meals included: B,D

Day 5 Lake Constance

Lake Constance is a huge freshwater lake located on the River Rhine and surrounded by affluent towns. From the German shore, it is framed by a dramatic backdrop of Swiss mountain peaks.
Our first stop on today's full-day tour is Ravensburg, which is close to the lake. The town is known for its towers and gates, not to mention a host of excellent shopping opportunities, so perhaps look out for some souvenirs of your holiday here. Kressbronn is our next stop, and here we will take a guided tour of a brewery and enjoy a tasting of local beer. We then continue on to Lindau, whose pretty harbour and pleasant Old Town are situated right on the shores of Lake Constance. Our day is rounded off with a leisurely boat trip to Bregenz in Austria, offering us beautiful scenic views.

Meals included: B,D

Day 6 Neuschwanstein Castle

Today's tour will take us into neighbouring Germany through the beautiful Bregenz Forest region of Austria. You'll travel the German Alpenstraße, a road that passes impressive lakes and mountains, past the small towns of Oberstaufen and Immenstadt to the city of Füssen, where we'll visit Neuschwanstein Castle. There is probably not a single person who hasn't seen a picture of this iconic fairytale castle, and for you it will now become a reality. Explore this beautiful castle, once a private retreat of Ludwig II, which is overflowing with sumptuous fabrics and dazzling frescoes. The views across the Alpine foothills from the Conservatory are especially magical. After the tour of the castle and some free time in Füssen, you'll return to Feldkirch via the town of Kempten, home of the impressive St Lorenz Basilica.
This evening we'll gather as a group for a final dinner.​

Meals included: B,D

Day 7 Departure

Your tour comes to an end today. Scheduled group transfers are available to the airport, please see www.justyou.com/transfers.​

Meals included: B

Additional Information



Accommodation

Hotel Weisses Kreuz

The 4-star Hotel Weisses Kreuz is a great place to relax, with a shady garden and a comfortable bar. Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar and garden. Bedrooms have private facilities, hairdryer, TV and Wi-Fi.