A Bavarian welcome
The hills are alive...
Slovenia, the land of pristine landscape and friendly faces
Scenery & Summits
|Tour Provider||Bunnik Tours|
|Number of Days||
1 to 20
Rail, Slow paced, Small Marine/Cruise
|11 Jun 2020||03 Jul 2020||Available||AUD $12,615|
|16 Jul 2020||07 Aug 2020||Available||AUD $12,615|
|27 Aug 2020||18 Sep 2020||Available||AUD $12,815|
Abbreviation: [B,L,D] Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Welcome to Munich, capital of Bavaria! Meet your fellow travellers and Tour Director this evening for a welcome drink.
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]
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 (including this year in 2020). [B]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Spend the day at leisure to enjoy this glorious city at your own pace. [B]
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]
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. We then visit the Alpine Dairy Farming Museum and sample delicious local cheeses accompanied by freshly baked bread, dried fruits and aperitifs. [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
The Dolomites, in the northern Italian Alps, offer some of the most interesting mountain landscapes in the world. As we travel into this magnificent scenery, we’ll stop in the town of Pieve di Cadore, home to Titian, a famous Renaissance painter. We’ll take a short city tour before enjoying free time to explore here. [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.
Optional Walking Discovery: Discover stunning Lake Misurina on a walking tour and enjoy the healing properties of the mountain air. Learn more
Or - simply spend the day at leisure. [B]
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]
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 from the top. [B]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Today we begin our journey home. [B]