As your small group discovers mountain villages and European cities, cruises on glassine lakes, and ascends snowcapped summits, the region’s history – and beauty – enchant one and all. This captivating 14-day Swiss and Austrian exploration begins in alluring Lucerne with Europe’s oldest covered bridge and a ride on the world’s steepest cogwheel train. Board the legendary Glacier Express to Zermatt, gateway to the Swiss Alps, and ride the Gornergratbahn, Europe’s highest open-air railway, to Gornergrat’s summit to admire the majestic Matterhorn. In Ticino, see Bellinzona’s iconic Castelgrande, a UNESCO site, and lunch alfresco at a grotto restaurant. Enjoy a leisurely Lake Lugano cruise and a tasting at Schloss Salenegg, Europe’s oldest winery. Discover postcard-worthy Innsbruck. Reaching beautiful Salzburg, visit Hohensalzburg, one of Europe’s finest castles; attend an intimate chamber concert; and tour nearby Berchtesgaden and the Nazis’ Eagle’s Nest retreat. Explore Bavaria’s cosmopolitan capital Munich with an optional 4-day/3-night post-tour extension
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