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Alpine Adventure Austria Italy Switzerland Honeymoon Tour, Switzerland

Budget : HighEnd
Price : On Request
Duration : 13 Nights and 14 Days
Itinerary: Austria, Europe, Italy, Switzerland
Switzerland

Switzerland

Photo Credit- Francisco Antunes
The continent of Europe has always been the most popular honeymoon destination for romantic couples. Among famous tourist spots in Europe Switzerland, Spain, Austria, Ireland, Greece and Italy are frequently visited by the honeymooners. This 14 days special alpine adventure honeymoon package will take you the three most popular and romantic destinations of Europe that are Switzerland, Italy and Austria. Switzerland is an all time favorite for families and honeymooners alike, it is an ultimate honeymooner's paradise. Offering gleaming glaciers, snow covered mountains, shimmering serene lakes, astounding sights of the flourishing green hills and much more it has that continues to be a delight to all who visit.

Austria is another beautiful European country located in the neighborhood of Germany and blessed with picturesque landscapes, rich history and culture and welcoming locals making it a an ideal destination for a romantic getaway. And in the end Italy is a charming and one of the most beautiful and historical tourism destination in European continent. This exclusive honeymoon package brings you one of the most romantic getaway and the trip of the lifetime that will blossom in your memories for lifelong.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 :

Upon arrival in Milan, you will be transferred for to Varenna for a 3 night stay in a Lake View Room with terrace at the Albergo Milano. Albergo Milano, located right in the heart of old town, is graciously run by Egidio and his Swiss wife, Bettina. Fusing the best of Italy with the best of Switzerland, this well-run, romantic hotel has eight stylish rooms with extravagant views, balconies, or big terraces overlooking Lake Como. The restaurant, ‘Vista’ features the finest food Varenna has to offer with an awe-inspiring sunset view.

Today you could explore the pretty lake town of Varenna. Lined with elegant 19th-century villas, crowned by snow-capped mountains, buzzing with ferries, hydrofoils, and slow passenger- only boats, this is a good place to take a break from the intensity of central Italy. Varenna offers the best of all lake worlds. Easily accessible by train, on the less-driven side of the lake, Varenna has a romantic promenade, a tiny harbor, narrow lanes, a castle and its own villa. It’s the perfect place to savor a lakeside cappuccino or aperitivo. The best way is to take a walk alongside the lake on the narrow promenade which leads to small boutiques, cafes, gelaterias and art galleries. You may also wish to visit Castello Vezio for a stunning view!

Varenna is an ideal base for excursions on the frequent lake ferries – not least to visit historic villas and gardens famous for the azaleas and rhododendrons. Take a boat tour to see the historic villas from the water. In Tremezzo, terraced gardens adorned with flights of steps and fountains frame Villa Carlotta, home to a fine art collection that includes exquisite sculptures by Canova.

Built in the late 16th century, Villa Balbianello is known for its picturesque gardens, which exclusively feature flowers and trees the colors of the Italian flag: green, white and red. This lovely villa was on the big screen in Casino Royale (where Bond recuperates after being tortured). Accessible only by water, seeing this villa is a must for anyone visiting the Lake Como area.

Day 2 :

This morning, take the ferry from Varenna to Bellagio, where you will be met and transferred to the Salice Blu Restaurant in Bellagio. Enjoy a cup of coffee with Luigi before visiting his herb garden (with its 40 aromatic herbs) behind the restaurant’s kitchens. In the cooking lesson you can assist Chef Luigi in making home made pasta, risotto and ravioli using fresh products from the market. Enjoy these delicacies for lunch. Following lunch, Chef Luigi will give you a diploma as well as an English translation of the recipes.

After lunch you will be transferred to the dock. Or you may like to explore Bellagio, located at the tip of the promontory that separates the lake’s twin southern arms. A warren of steep, cobbled streets leads down to a largely traffic-free waterfront lined with arcaded shops and fin-de-siècle hotels in pale, pastel colors.

You can also visit the neoclassical Villa Melzi, set among immaculate lawns and exotic trees. Built in 1808 for the Duke Francesco Melzi d’Eril, assistant to General Napoleon – it is one of the most emblematic examples of neo-classicism in Lombardy. When you are finished you can hope on one of the frequent ferries across the lake back to Varenna.

Day 3 :

Enjoy an afternoon out on the lake on your own private sailing yacht, complete with Captain. You will explore the many towns and beautiful villa with impressive gardens – Bellagio for Villa Melzi and Tremezzo for Villa Carlotta – then south to the magnificent Villa Balbinoa.

Day 4 :

This morning you can catch the ferry down to Como and explore the town. With a long history, the town was made part of the Roman empire in AD172 and there are examples of pretty much everything from its past: Medieval walls, towers and streets; Renaissance palazzi; a cathedral that took nearly four hundred years to complete; plenty of 18th century architecture and a particularly elegant early nineteenth century theatre.

After lunch in Como, you could catch the train from San Giovanni station to Lugano in Switzerland which takes just 30 minutes. Lugano lies in a bay on the northern side of Lake Lugano, surrounded by numerous mountains offering splendid viewpoints. The traffic-free historic town centre, the numerous buildings in Italianate Lombardy style, the exclusive museums, the mountains, and lake all invite visitors to see the sights, and soak up the atmosphere.

Day 5 :

This morning you could take the funicular up Monte San Salvatore for breathtaking views of the lake. After lunch you could take the three hour Grand Tour Cruise of the lake. You will cross the Lavena Strait, and hear all the anecdotes about the lake and its villages.

Day 6 :

This morning you will catch the Bernina Express bus for the first leg of your trip through beautiful countryside from Lugano to Tirano. Here you will transfer to the Bernina Express Train, arriving in Chur this evening. Experience one of the most spectacular ways to cross the Alps: The Albula and Bernina lines of the Rhaetian Railway. This winding mountain railway connects northern and southern Europe without the use of any toothed-wheel mechanism. A particular high point of the ride is the panoramic view from the Bernina Express, as it passes mighty glaciers on its descent to a land of swaying palms.

The train makes short work of the 55 tunnels, 196 bridges and many areas of steep incline that are found along its route. The physical high-point of the train is Ospizio Bernina, at 7,391 feet above sea level. Since summer 2008, the section between Thusis and Tirano has been classed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Designed from the start to exist in perfect harmony with its surrounding countryside, the line stands as a monument to the pioneering days of railway-building.

When you arrive in Chur you can walk across to your hotel for the next 2 nights, the Hotel ABC. The very centrally-located four star Hotel ABC is equipped in a comfortable, yet high class style with contemporary works of art. There are 44 light, modern rooms equipped with all the mod cons like wi-fi, minibar and TV. There is also a smart breakfast room, a bar, spa-lounge with steam bath, sauna, relaxation room, and exercise room. The bar is the meeting point of the hotel and serves a wide range of aperitifs.

Day 7 :

Switzerland’s oldest city is by no means stuck in the past. Cultural events, bars, clubs, museums, shopping centers, stores and numerous restaurants and boutiques enliven Graubünden’s capital. Visitors who want to get to know the Old Town, can book a guided tour. Celts, Romans, Ostrogoths, Franks – all ruled Chur, the gateway to important trade routes and alpine passes, at one time or another. What remains today, is its 5000-year history, documented by Early Stone Age and Bronze Age finds artifacts from the Roman period, as well as testimonies to more recent history such as the 800-year-old Cathedral near the bishop’s residence. Should you decide to take a guided city tour, you can discover witnesses to the past and hear gruesome stories from civil wars, or amusing anecdotes from times of peace. It is the city with the longest settlement history north of the Alps, thus making it the oldest in Switzerland. Recently the city celebrated 2000 Years of Roman Chur, but it actually dates back to 9,000 BC, that makes it over 11,000 years old. The water out of every tap in the city has mineral water quality and is known as the best Swiss mineral water.

Day 8 :

This morning you will catch the train for the short trip to Sargans where you will change for Innsbruck – the next train journey will be a scenic 2 1⁄2 hours. Upon arrival take a taxi to your hotel for the next 2 nights – the Best Western Hotel Goldener Adler. The hotel is directly in the pedestrian zone of Innsbruck’s Old Town. Many sights and monuments like the famous Golden Roof, the Imperial Palace and the Imperial Church are situated within walking distance. This family-run hotel is well known for its charming hospitality and courteous staff. The rooms don’t just have numbers – they have names! They have been redecorated and refurnished with style and all the modern comforts. A hotel since 1390, famous people like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Emperor Josef I. and many others more from all over Europe have stayed at the Golden Eagle.

Day 9 :

Enjoy a full day to explore Innsbruck. All important eras – from the Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance take the visitors on a journey back in time. Lovers of modern art will find plenty of galleries and special exhibitions to visit. It’s the diversity that makes Innsbruck interesting. Innsbruck, the Capital of the Alps – was two-time host of the Olympic Winter Games (1964 and 1976) and has a history of 800 years. The city is famous for buildings such as the Golden Roof, the Hofburg and Ambras castle. It combines tradition and modernity: city strolls and mountaineering, Baroque operas and folklore music, Tuxedos and Lederhosen.

This evening you will enjoy a traditional ‘Tyrolean Evening’ organized by the Gundolf Family, who have been entertaining visitors of the city of Innsbruck and the Tyrol for more than 40 years. The highly varied program includes traditional and authentic Tyrolean folk music with different instruments, Tyrolean dances, “shoe-slapping” as well as typical singing and “yodeling”. While you watch the show, you will enjoy a traditional three-course menu with such tempting options as Tyrolean cream of herb soup, Viennese escalope with potatoes and mixed salad and Apple strudel with whipped cream.

Day 10 :

This morning you will catch the train to Salzburg. Upon arrival, catch a taxi for 5 minutes to your hotel, Villa Auersperg. Under family ownership for three generations, this small but charming city hotel is located in the quiet but central heart of Salzburg. A young dedicated team from all over the world is responsible for the modern feel, excellent service and the incomparable family atmosphere of this hotel. Stay for 2 nights in a stylish twin room with TV, DVD, minibar, free Wifi and view of the gardens. Staying at the Auersperg means being surrounded by the special atmosphere from the very first moment onwards exuded by this unique hotel which was erected in 1900 with a love for detail. Antiques are stylishly combined with elements of modern design.

The villa next door enchants guests with its old worldly charm. The private city domicile was built in 1892 and has been continuously and lovingly renovated. This exceptional and protected building has 23 individually and tastefully furnished rooms on three floors. Outside is a blooming garden in the centre of Salzburg yet sheltered from the hectic city bustle. Here you can relax to your heart’s content on a sunny recliner with a cool drink and a good book. The branches of the hundred-year-old trees swaying in the light breeze, the scent of the many flowers and the gentle splash of water.

Day 11 :

Today you could explore the city. Salzburg is one of the smaller Austrian lands but it is one of the most important. Indulge in the abundance of beauty in Salzburg: discover the many sightseeing highlights of the City of Mozart. The cultural history stretches back to the dawn of history. Celts, Romans, Bavarians and many other societies have left their traces which you can still see today. The design of the baroque city of Salzburg was probably the greatest achievement of the prince-archbishops of old. Even today, the churches, monasteries, medieval town houses and castles radiate in unique splendor.

Salzburg Cathedral is the most colossal early baroque building in the north of the Alps. The cathedral was sanctified by Prince Archbishop Paris Lodron in 1628. The statues on the beautiful façade are the saints Peter and Paul standing side by side with the local saints Rupert and Vergilius. Above you will find the four evangelists, and on the gable above, Moses and Elias the creator. Right in the middle of the Domplatz Square is the Marian Column created by Wolfgang and Johann Baptist Hagenauer between 1766 and 1771 under Prince Archbishop Sigismund Graf Schrattenbach.

The Mozartplatz Square with the Mozart Monument by Ludwig von Schwanthaler (1842) was created when several medieval town houses were torn down at the behest of Prince Archbishop Wolf Dietrich. On September 5th 1842 the Mozart Monument was unveiled in the presence of the sons of the musical genius. Mozart’s widow Constanze von Nissen unfortunately did not live to see this ceremony. Number 4 Mozartplatz Square, the so called “Antretter House“ is today the home of the music faculty of the University of Salzburg. The beautiful building dating back to the 16th century is certainly worth a visit.

The landmark of Salzburg is the fortress: 250 yards long it is the largest remaining fortress building in Central Europe. The Hohensalzburg Fortress is conveniently accessible on foot or by cable car (from the valley station at the Festungsgasse Alley). Construction work of the fortress started in 1077. The secular rooms from the Gothic period, the castle museum, and the exhibition of medieval arms, trade tools and torture instruments are especially fascinating. In addition you will find the museum of the legendary Austrian military unit, the Erzherzog Rainer Regiment.

The outdoor area of the fortress is accessible without the need for a guided tour – which is mandatory for the interior rooms of the castle. Concerts are frequently held at the fortress – sometimes even in the picturesque fortress chapel.

Day 12 :

This morning you will catch the train to Vienna. Upon arrival, you could take the U3 subway to Stephansplatz in just 2 stops where you will see your hotel, ‘Am Stephansplatz’. The central location of your charming 4-star design hotel, right next to St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the landmark of Vienna, is the perfect starting point. Stay for 2 nights in a Superior Room with view of the cathedral. Light wood furniture – horizontal oak veneer, in conjunction with dark brown leather, Acacia wood parquet flooring, biological wall painting and insulated windows with 3-fold vitrification ensure that you feel at home.

Begin your day or let it fade away in the public hotel bar. The special atmosphere, warm colors, and exquisite wood will host your breakfast, lunch, evening snacks or chill-out drink after an energetic day. Carefully chosen works of contemporary artist such as Patricia Karg and Daniel Bucur endow the walls. Enjoy a sound and aromatherapy massage at the Wellness Oasis in the winter garden.

Be sure to stop into The Café Sacher at the Sacher Hotel, a glamorous meeting point for tourists and lovers of Austrian pastries alike. The Café Sacher is also home to the world’s most famous chocolate cake, the Original Sacher-Torte, The most famous cake in the world for 175 years!

Only the Original Sacher-Torte is produced according to this original recipe: The basis is a chocolate cake, thinly coated by hand with best-quality apricot jam. The chocolate icing on top of it is the crowning glory. The Original Sacher-Torte tastes best with a portion of unsweetened whipped cream, complemented perfectly with a “Wiener Melange” (coffee with milk) from the Original Sacher Café..

Day 13 :

Spend the day exploring Vienna. The Viennese like to say Wien ist ein Dorf (Vienna is a village), but to the rest of the world it is the city of Mozart, Hapsburgs, horses and boy choirs. The home of classical music and the proud possessor of a world-famous opera house, it is a place where extraordinarily grand baroque and Secession architecture coexist as comfortably as its imperial past does with its modern socialism. Here are the top five sights:
Stephenansdom – Known as “Steffl” (Little Stephen) to locals, Vienna’s glorious Gothic cathedral is the emotional and geographical heart of the city, and from the top of its 553 steps you get one of the best views of the city.

Hofburg – This vast Imperial Palace demonstrates the power and wealth that the Hapsburgs once commanded. It was their mothership for six centuries, from 1279 to 1918, and each emperor left his own architectural mark. Start with the Kaiserappartements; moving on to the Weltliche und Geistliche Schatzkammer with its staggering collection of gold, jewels and religious icons; and finishing with Albertina, which today houses an astonishing collection of prints and drawings, from Dürer to Schiele.

Day 14 :

Continue your exploration of Vienna at The Kunsthistorisches Museum, which offers a huge collection of art and treasures amassed by the Hapsburgs which ranks among the best art collections in Europe and even the building is decorated with ceiling murals by, amongst others, Gustav Klimt and his brother Ernst. It is impossible to see everything in one visit, but highlights include a large collection of paintings by Peter Paul Rubens (rooms XIII and XIV), who served the Hapsburg emperors.

Close by in the former imperial stables, lies the Museumsquartier. This enormous complex of galleries, museums, shops and cafés, and the open-air Haupthof, is a fabulous place just to hang out and people watch. It includes areas devoted to theatre, dance and architecture, Zoom, a brilliant children’s museum, MUMOK, and the Leopold Museum, Vienna’s principal contemporary gallery, which includes a staggering collection of work by Egon Shiele and several Gustav Klimts, as well as the excellent Café Leopold.

Schloss Schönbrunn – If the weather is fine, this enormous summer palace is worth a visit for the Schlosspark alone, a beautifully tended estate, larger than the Principality of Monaco. Included here is the world’s oldest zoo, a palm house, one of Vienna’s best open-air swimming baths, the charming Café Gloriette with its views of the palace, and magnificent formal gardens in the French style. Classical concerts are held every night in the orangery – we can prebook your tickets, prices range from 39 to 89 Euros.

Price: Starting from $5475 per person on double occupancy
Duration: 13 Nights and 14 Days

Package Inclusions

  • roundtrip economy flights from the US to Milan and Vienna
  • Private transfer upon arrival in Milan
  • 3 nights in a Lakeview Room with Terrace at Albergo Milano with breakfast
  • Cooking Lesson in Bellagio including lunch and diploma
  • Half day private sailing charter on Lake Como
  • 2 nights in a Standard Town Room at Lugano Dante Center Swiss Hotel with breakfast
  • Bernina Express Bus and train in First Class from Lugano to Chur
  • 2 nights in a Superior Twin Room at the ABC Hotel with breakfast
  • First Class train from Chur to Innsbruck
  • 2 nights in a Classic Twin Room at the BW Plus Goldener Adler with breakfast
  • Tyrolean Music Show with three course dinner
  • First class train from Innsbruck to Salzburg
  • 2 nights in a Twin Room at the Hotel and Villa Auersburg with breakfast
  • First Class train from Salzburg to Vienna
  • 3 nights in a Superior Room with cathedral view at Am Stephansplatz with breakfast
  • Private transfer to Vienna Airport on departure

Customized Honeymoon Tour Package

If you are not able to make up your mind from any of the tour itinerary or hotels listed above in Alpine Adventure Austria Italy Switzerland Honeymoon Tour, then we can also make changes and provide a customized, tailor-made romantic honeymoon vacations, especially for you. We can modify this package as per your budget, duration as well as the tourist places you’d like to visit or whether airfare should be included or not. This customization helps you make the best out of your honeymoon package with your loved one and keep the candle of romance burning.

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