Switzerland By Rail With Magnificent Europe - APT

Switzerland By Rail With Magnificent Europe – APT

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Switzerland By Rail With Magnificent Europe – APT

Journey To The Top Of Europe

Take an epic train journey to the top of Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in Europe.

Meet With A Mountaineer

Meet with a mountaineer in Zermatt and hear of tales before paying respects at the dedicated cemetery for climbers.

A View From The Top

Ride the world’s steepest cogwheel railway to the top of Mt Pilatus for breathtaking vistas of the alpine scenery.

Expired on Friday September 18th, 2020

Expired on Friday September 18th, 2020

DAY 1 Arrive Zürich

Arrive before 1.30pm, where we’ll meet you on arrival. An afternoon orientation discovery is on the cards, followed by a welcome reception.

Stay: Zürich Marriott Hotel

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining
Tonight in Lucerne, you will have a choice of restaurants to dine.

You will be well looked after throughout your journey with our special baggage transfer service, which means we’ll take care of the heavy lifting as your bags are chauffeured from one hotel to the next. Your first journey takes you to Lucerne, where you will partake in a walking exploration of the city. Later, arrive at your hotel.

Stay: Two Nights, Lucerne, Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern

Daily : Breakfast Dinner

Cruise Lake Lucerne, then ride the world’s steepest cogwheel train to Mt Pilatus, where you will pause to capture breathtaking views from the top of the mountain. The views don’t stop as you descend by a scenic gondola.

Daily : Breakfast

Embark on an exciting rail journey through the Gotthard Base Tunnel to Lugano.

Stay: Two Nights, Lugano, Hotel Swiss Diamond

Daily : Breakfast Dinner

Soak up the pleasant year-round climate in this holiday resort town. Cruise the peaceful waters of Lake Lugano, then it’s time to ascend the peak of Monte Brè, which rewards you with sensational views over Lugano. The evening has been kept free for you to explore at your own pace.

Daily : Breakfast

Cross the border into Italy’s Tirano by coach, where you’ll pause for a little discovery before boarding your first-class rail journey aboard the Bernina Express. A highlight is sure to be the panoramic views you will encounter as you ride the highest alpine transfer in Europe.

Stay: St Moritz, Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains

Daily : Breakfast Dinner

Another day brings another incredible rail adventure. Board the Glacier Express to experience a first-class rail journey from the Bernina Range to the Matterhorn. During the ride, you’ll cross more than 200 bridges and countless tunnels as you traverse the Alps in style, before arriving in Zermatt.

Stay: Two Nights, Zermatt, Hotel Monte Rosa

Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
Meet a mountaineer, who will share with you their stories of their conquests and what life is like living in the mountains.

Take a ride on the Gornergrat Railway for the best views of the towering Matterhorn. Later, you’ll enjoy your Signature Experience.

Daily : Breakfast

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
Gain an insight into the local industry of Spiez with a very special wine tasting experience.

Farewell Zermatt as you board your train bound for Interlaken. Along the way, disembark in the wine region of Spiez and enjoy your Signature Experience.

Stay: Two Nights, Interlaken, Victoria Jungfrau Grand Hotel and Spa

Daily : Breakfast

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
Tonight, ascend to the peak of Harder Kulm, where you will enjoy a private dinner and take in sublime views of the Jungfrau as the sun sets.

Your rail journey today is an epic one, as you journey to the top of Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in Europe. There’s nowhere better to feel like you’re on top of the world. Return to Interlaken then enjoy your Signature Experience.

Daily : Breakfast Dinner

Board your scenic glass-dome first-class journey aboard the GoldenPass. First the train runs along the river Aare, then proceed past lush green valley farmland of the Simmen Valley, before climbing to the line’s highest point at 1,279 metres above sea level into the heartland of the Berner Oberland. Arrive in Gstaad-Schönried in time for afternoon tea.

Stay: Ermitage Gstaad-Schönried

Daily : Breakfast Dinner

Travel to Montreux for a brief orientation tour, then take a break from exploring and relax aboard a cruise in Geneva. Later tonight, reflect on the days gone by as you sit down to a farewell dinner.

Stay: Geneva, Grand Hotel Kempinski

Daily : Breakfast Dinner

Take an included flight to Amsterdam and board your river ship docked in the heart of the city.

Stay: 14 Nights, a Concerto River Ship

Daily : Breakfast Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing
Perhaps slow things down and cruise the canals on a glass-top boat. Maybe visit Zaanse Schans – the quintessential Dutch village known for its windmills and specialty produce. Or even sleep in and take the day as it comes. If you’re lucky enough to be on one of our spring departures, the tulips of Keukenhof Gardens are ready to greet you at every colourful turn.

Choose your sightseeing in Amsterdam. Tonight, celebrate with a gala welcome dinner.

Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Signature Experience
Visit Namedy Castle. Go beyond the gates and wander about the rooms, hidden nooks and grounds, then enjoy a cocktail party in the ballroom, where a pianist sets the mood.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing
Take a discovery through Bonn’s historic city centre or set off on a bike to explore.

This morning, awake to a new country, a new city, with unlimited possibilities for what the day could bring. After your sightseeing in Bonn, you’ll then travel to Andernach for your first Signature Experience.

Daily :
Breakfast Lunch Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing
A gondola ride over the Rhine Valley will give you the best perspective of the town. For something a little more quirky, Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum houses fine automated musical creations. Otherwise, a selection of fine Rhine Valley wines eagerly await your palate at an onboard tasting.

Have your camera handy to capture some of the best scenery you’ll encounter as you cruise through the Rhine Gorge. Dock in Rüdesheim, where you will then choose your sightseeing.

Daily :
Breakfast Lunch Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing
Pick up the pace and hike through a forested area overlooking Franconian vineyards. Or, go slow and head to a local cellar for a tipple or two. You can even stay on your ship and learn a little German.

Seize the day with your choice of sightseeing.

Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing
Enjoy a walk to the 18th-century Würzburg Residence. Or traverse the Romantic Road to Rothenburg. Maybe get to know the locals with a visit to a family-owned farm, with a home-cooked morning tea on the menu.

The day is yours to design with our Freedom of Choice sightseeing inclusions.

Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Relax on board as you sail to Bamberg. On arrival, join an exploration with a local expert to uncover everything World Heritage-listed Bamberg has to offer.

Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing
Perhaps journey through Nuremberg’s history with its Gothic churches and World War II sites. Or keep fit with a hike through the Schwarzach Valley.

Select the sightseeing inclusion that best suits you. You will be rewarded with freshly baked gingerbread on your return. This afternoon, cruise onto the Main-Danube Canal. Having taken 32 years to construct, the canal links the North and Black seas.

Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing
In Regensburg, explore its World Heritage-listed city centre. Or put on your dancing shoes for a Bavarian dance class at a local beer haus. Maybe take a culinary walk and visit the Michelin-starred Storstad.

After your sightseeing inclusion, a student from the University of Regensburg will come aboard for a presentation.

Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing
From Passau, head to Salzburg to visit some of the sights featured in Roger and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music. Or set off into the Czech Republic, where Česky Krumlov awaits. Either way, re-board your ship in Austria’s Linz. Alternatively, explore the town of Passau, followed by a relaxing day on board cruising to Linz.

Choose from our fabulous Freedom of Choice inclusions today.

Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing
Visit the statuary-adorned Melk Abbey. Otherwise a local expert is on hand to show you around town.

A choice of sightseeing greets you in Melk. It’s then onto more remarkable scenery as you cruise through the Wachau Valley to Dürnstein, where you’ll roam its cobblestone lanes at your leisure. Or perhaps take a guided bike ride along the river from Melk to Dürnstein.

Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
After dinner, head to the Family of Liechtenstein’s City Palace in the heart of Vienna, where we have arranged an exclusive cocktail party and private recital, just for you. A full orchestra will perform classical masterpieces by Mozart and Strauss. You will also be enchanted by an operatic recital and some members of the Mozart Boys’ Choir.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing
Perhaps take in the city’s many landmarks along the Ringstrasse, including St Stephen’s Cathedral. The 1,441-room Schönbrunn Palace and its gardens are a favourite. Or tick another country off your list and journey to Slovakia’s Bratislava. Otherwise, get active with a bike ride to Klosterneuburg Monastery.

Today you will enjoy your Freedom of Choice inclusion. Tonight, your Signature Experience awaits.

Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
This afternoon, follow in the footsteps of the Habsburg Empire. Enjoy a welcome reception at Budapest’s Royal Waiting Room, then board the Grand Empress steam train. You will see inside some ornately adorned carriages from the early 1900s. Gödöllő Palace, Elisabeth of Bavaria’s favourite residence, is your destination. You will be shown through this monument of Hungarian aristocracy and architecture. Later, be treated like royalty with dinner served on your train, before returning to your ship. Operates on all departures between May and September.

Enjoy a relaxing morning sailing to Budapest. Afterwards, enjoy your Signature Experience on May to September departures.

Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Enjoy a morning city tour of Budapest taking in its historic monuments, followed by the afternoon at leisure to further explore. Finish the day in style with an illuminations cruise through the twinkling lights of Budapest.

Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Sadly, the time has come to say goodbye and be transferred to the airport.

Daily : Breakfast

TRIP CODE: EUMCST27

Fly Free Including Taxes * – Must book by 30 November 2019

Start Date End Date Double  Twin Single
26 June 2020 22 July 2020 From $21,440 From $21,440 N/A
24 July 2020 19 August 2020 From $21,540 From $21,540 N/A
7 August 2020 2 September 2020 From $21,640 From $21,640 From $29,990
4 September 2020 30 September 2020 From $21,890 From $21,890 N/A
18 September 2020 14 October 2020 From $21,790 From $21,790 N/A

*Fly Free Including Taxes: Book by 30 November 2019. Offer valid when booking select itineraries departing year round in 2020 in all cabin categories. Offer includes air taxes up to the value of $300 per person.  Offer is based on wholesale airfares in economy class with Singapore Airlines (W class) or another airline of APT’s choosing depending on routing.  Flights are available from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane or Perth.  All offers are subject to availability of airline and booking class.  Once class is sold out, surcharges apply.  A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 per person is due within 7 days of booking.  A second non-refundable deposit of $2,000 per person is due on 31 October 2019.  Final payment is due 100 days prior to the tours departure date.

All Airfare Offers: Flights must be booked by APT. Should you choose to depart earlier than your scheduled tour/cruise departure, or make variations to airline routings, surcharges may apply.  Airline schedules are subject to change without notice and APT is not liable for any additional costs incurred due to airline schedule changes.  All air is ticketed upon receipt of the first deposit. Any changes made after ticketing may incur amendment and/or cancellation fees, in some cases, tickets are non-refundable. Air taxes vary for each departure point and routing of airline and are subject to change. Fuel surcharges are subject to change and an additional fuel surcharge may apply. Frequent flyer miles/points may not be awarded on all airfares.

General Information and Conditions: Offers are available for travellers departing from Australia. All pricing and save amounts are in Australian Dollars.   Information correct as at 3 May 2019 but may fluctuate due to changes in surcharges, taxes or currency.   A strictly limited number of offers are available on selected itineraries and departure dates in selected suites/staterooms/cabins/room categories.  Offers are subject to availability, not combinable unless specified, available on new bookings only and may be withdrawn at any time.

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Expired on Friday September 18th, 2020

INCLUSIONS

  • Experiences in 26 destinations
  • Freedom of Choice Inclusions in 11 locations
  • Luxury dining – a total of 61 meals
  • A wide range of onboard beverages
  • Expert tour and cruise directors
  • 12 nights luxury accommodation
  • Transfers, rail porterage, port charges and gratuities

Expired on Friday September 18th, 2020

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