Arlberg Pass: Zurich, Innsbruck and Vienna

Discover three stunning cities and a spectacularly scenic journey through the Arlberg Pass high in the Alps on this 4 night vacation by rail. Start in the Swiss lakeside city of Zurich and then catch a train through the magnificent scenery of the Alps across the Austrian border to Innsbruck. After a night here to explore, travel across Austria to capital city Vienna for a cultural end to your vacation.

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Itinerary: 4 Night Vacation by Rail

Day 1

Zurich

Arrive into Zurich, check in to the Schweizerhof Hotel for an overnight stay.

Zurich is one of Switzerland’s culture capitals, located along the banks of the River Limmat where it flows into Lake Zürich. Enjoy an evening at leisure here, exploring the pretty streets of the old town, taking a paddle steamer out on the lake or perhaps enjoying a meal in the Niederdorf district.

Day 2

Arlberg Pass to Innsbruck

Leave Zurich after breakfast in your hotel this morning and head to the large Hauptbahnhof (or main station) for your train to Innsbruck. The route of this journey runs through the spectacular scenery of the Arlberg Pass high in the Swiss and Austrian Alps. Arrive into Innsbruck early in the afternoon and check in at the Grand Hotel Europa Innsbruck for an overnight stay.

Once at the center of European politics and culture, Innsbruck is a beautiful and fascinating destination surrounded by snow-capped mountains. Spend the afternoon and evening exploring the downtown area or perhaps take the Stubai Valley rail line up to ski jump stadium built the 1976 Winter Olympics where you can enjoy breathtaking views.

Day 3

Innsbruck to Vienna

Leave Innsbruck this morning for a train journey to Vienna. Your journey takes you through the heart of Austria, via picturesque villages and stunning scenery. You’ll also pass through the historic city of Salzburg. On arrival in Vienna, check in to the Kempinski Palais Hansen Vienna for a 2 night stay.

Once you have settled in to your hotel, begin your exploration of this imperial capital city. Perhaps take a cruise along the mighty River Danube or take in a performance at the famous Spanish Riding School.

Day 4

Vienna

Enjoy a full day taking in the sights of Vienna. Why not take a horse drawn cart ride from outside the imposing St Stephen’s Cathedral or stop for coffee and traditional Sacher torte at a Viennese café? There are also plenty of world class museums to see as well as three imperial palaces. The Kunsthistorisches Museum offers a vast collection of art amassed by the royal family of the House of Habsburg.

Day 5

Depart Vienna

Leave Vienna today for your onward journey. Perhaps explore more of Austria or take a scenic train journey down to the Croatian capital Zagreb?

River Reuss, Zurich Innsbruck Goldenes Dachl, Innsbruck Vienna Johann Strauss, Stadtpark Vienna

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  • Extend your holiday with extra nights in Zurich and Vienna, or visit the charming city of Salzburg.
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Zurich

Zurich

Situated on the banks of the River Limmat where it meets the northernmost tip of Lake Zürich, the city of Zurich is Switzerland’s culture capital with excellent museums and great shopping, particularly along the famous Bahnhofstrasse. Discover one of the city’s many galleries such as the Kunsthaus Zurich which houses one of Switzerland’s most important art collections. In the evening, relax in one of the lakeside restaurants and cafés or explore the lively Old Town area.

Innsbruck

Innsbruck

Innsbruck is the capital of the Austrian Tyrol, surrounded by high Alpine mountains and divided by the fast flowing River Inn. The city is perfect for exploring on foot as most of its attractions are located in the Altstadt including the famous Goldenes Dachl (Golden Roof), the Domkirche and the Hofburg. Don’t miss a trip by funicular railway to the Olympic ski jump for spectacular city views.

Vienna

Vienna

The elegant city of Vienna is a haven for art lovers, with fabulous galleries ranging from the Kunsthistorisches Museum and the unique collection of Klimt works at the Belvedere Palace to temporary exhibitions at the Kunsthaus, designed by architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser. Music buffs will also be in their element with a huge choice of classical concerts featuring local heroes such as Johann Strauss, Mozart and Schubert. Don’t miss a slice of Sacher torte accompanied by a traditional Viennese coffee at the Sacher Hotel.

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Schweizerhof Hotel Exterior

Schweizerhof Hotel 4 Star Superior

The Schweizerhof is a traditional hotel in downtown Zurich which prides itself on its high level of customer service. Guests are provided with a butler service on week days, a welcome drink on arrival and fresh fruit in their room. The hotel features 115 elegant guestrooms, a French restaurant, a pavement café and a modern style bar. The hotel is situated opposite the main train station and a complimentary porter service is offered on request.

Hotel Facilities

  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Bar
  • Restaurant

Room Facilities

  • Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Trouser Press
  • Non-smoking Rooms

We cannot guarantee the availability of these facilities. Some facilities may be subject to an additional charge at the hotel.

Grand Hotel Europa Innsbruck Exterior

Grand Hotel Europa Innsbruck 5 Star

The Grand Hotel Europa is Innsbruck's only 5 star hotel, offering history, comfort and convenience in a great downtown location. There are 112 guestrooms and suites all with air-conditioning and tea & coffee making facilities amongst other amenities. Guests can choose to dine at the award winning Europa Stüberl, made up of five traditional Tyrolean stubes or have a cocktail and a light Mediterrean meal at the Europa Bar. The hotel is situated opposite the main station in central Innsbruck.

Hotel Facilities

  • Bar
  • Fitness Center
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Steam Room

Room Facilities

  • Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Pay TV
  • Non-smoking Rooms

We cannot guarantee the availability of these facilities. Some facilities may be subject to an additional charge at the hotel.

Kempinski Palais Hansen Vienna Bar

Kempinski Palais Hansen Vienna 5 Star

The Palais Hansen Kempinski is an historic property, built for the World Exhibition in 1873. It combines modern features with elegant and sophisticated décor. There are 152 guestrooms and suites, all with wireless internet access, an iPad Entertainment System, individual climate control and daily newspapers. There are also two restaurants, three bars and a luxurious spa and fitness center. The Palais Hansen Kempinski is situated on the Ringstrasse in the heart of Vienna.

Hotel Facilities

  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Elevator
  • Bar
  • Fitness Center
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Concierge
  • Steam Room
  • Massage
  • Laundry

Room Facilities

  • Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Pay TV
  • Room Service
  • TV
  • Stereo
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Wi-Fi

We cannot guarantee the availability of these facilities. Some facilities may be subject to an additional charge at the hotel.

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4 Night Vacation by Rail

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  • 4 nights hotel accommodations with breakfast as specified in the itinerary
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