Wonderful sightseeing beckons with soaring mountains and glassy lakes as we blend the beauty of Austria with the chocolate box scenery of Switzerland. Our base is medieval Feldkirch, a historic Austrian town nestling near the border with Lichtenstein and home to majestic Shattenburg Castle. Highlights include visits to charming Chur, Switzerland’s oldest city where you’ll find an Old Town with winding alleyways flanked by ancient dwellings. We pop into glamorous St Moritz and embark on the incredibly spectacular train journeys that make this holiday extra, extra special!
Sunday. We travel to Hull for our overnight ferry to the continent enjoying dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board.
Monday. We make our way to our dinner, bed and breakfast stop on the continent.
Tuesday. We continue to the Hotel Weisses Kreuz for our five night dinner, bed and breakfast stay. Enjoy a welcome drink of Grub Gott and receive an information pack with a local map.
Wednesday. We wind our way through the picturesque valleys of the Swiss canton of Grisons, arriving at the ancient city of Chur. Here we board our carriage of the Rhaetian Railway for a thrilling ride deep into the magnificent mountains, hugging curves and rumbling over bridges. We arrive at the ski resort of Arosa where you’ll have some free time to explore. Later we return to Chur where you might like to visit the stunning 800-year-old cathedral.
Thursday. Our outing today takes us through the Alpine valleys of the breathtaking Julier Pass to St Moritz for some free time to discover this refined resort. From here, it’s onwards over the Bernina Pass to Tirano in Italy where we board the famous Bernina-Express for an unforgettable ride through the gorgeous scenery of the Albula Pass.
Friday. Today we enjoy a guided tour of Feldkirch, the medieval city of the Counts of Montfort. Afterwards, continue exploring at your own pace.
Saturday. Our day begins with a scenic drive passing the glassy lakes of Walen and Lucerne reaching Altdorf, the hometown of William Tell and where we make a quick stop to learn about its famous son. Continuing to Andermatt, we board the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn and travel in panoramic carriages along the tracks of the Glacier Express - the most famous railway in the world - taking in incomparable vistas as we coast towards Chur.
Sunday. Look forward to receiving a wee souvenir of Austria from your hosts as we check out and make our way to our dinner, bed and breakfast stop.
Monday. We continue to our ferry back to Hull with dinner, entertainment and breakfast on board.
Tuesday. We journey home.
This four star family owned hotel is just two kilometres from the heart of Feldkirch and boasts impressive facilities.
GLENTON customers who rate the hotel either good or excellent:
Comfort & cleanliness: 93%
For departures from Scotland (Glenton)
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