Venice to the Alps

Italy – Austria – Germany 

A Grand Tour

Departure Date: 28th September to 8th October 2023

Travel from the Adriatic coast across the Venetian Lagoon and enjoy the majesty and history of Venice. Then continue through the Venetian countryside, visiting a Palladian villa or two, before climbing into the hills. Discover Verona, Romeo and Juliet’s city and then follow the Alpine route towards the Brenner Pass and the town of Bolzano. Enjoy the fresh mountain air of the Italian Alps, great food, walking and charming villages. Then north over the Brenner to Austria and the historic cities of Innsbruck and Salzburg. This is Sound of Music country and the birthplace of Mozart. Prepare to be charmed. Then cross the border into Bavaria, Southern Germany to stay in the smart and sophisticated city of Munich. A Grand Tour from the Adriatic to the Alps and Bavaria.

This particularly grand tour includes: 

  • 10 nights accommodation in excellent quality hotels
  • Venice (3 nights) / Bolzano (3 nights) / Salzburg (2 nights) / Munich (2 nights)
  • Welcome Drinks Party with prosecco and canapes
  • Generous buffet-style breakfast daily
  • Lunch or dinner included each day – excellent & traditional food
  • Restaurants carefully selected for good food & a great dining experience


  • Hotel Villa Franceschi – Venice
  • Romanitk Hotel Turm – Bolzano – award-winning food and spa
  • Die Gersberg Alm – Salzburg – a traditional Austrian hotel
  • The Excelsior Hotel – Munich – combining excellence and Bavaria
  • All hotels subject to availability


  • A walking tour of Venice to discover its hidden gems
  • Private boat tour of the Venetian Lagoon including visits to Burano and Torcello
  • Lunch at the fabulous Da Romano Ristorante featured on #SearchingforItaly
  • Aperitivo alongside the Grand Canal on an exquisite terrace


  • Luxury, world-class spa and sauna
  • Fresh mountain air and hiking in the Dolomites
  • A visit to Merano and the fairytale Trauttmansdorff Castle
  • Wine tasting and dinner in Novale di Fiè


  • A walking tour of Salzburg with a local guide
  • A visit to Hohensalzburg Fortress (featuring its very own funicular!)
  • On the way to Munich, a stop-off at Prien am Chiemsee for a stroll along the “Bavarian Sea”
  • A Sound of Music tour with a local guide


  • A tour of the Marienplatz, Munich’s main square – an opportunity to learn about Munich and Germany’s deep history and beauty
  • Afternoon “Kaffee und Kuchen” in a traditional Kaffeehaus
  • Optional visit to Nymphenburg Palace just outside Munich

Special activites

  • All transportation during the programme in comfortable minivans. Trains are also possible for certain legs of the journey if wished
  • All services co-ordinated by the Grand Tourist team and local guides
  • Shopping opportunities in Venice, Bolzano, Salzburg and Munich, featuring local, artisan products

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Read about the History of the Grand Tour in an article written by The Educated Traveller (our sister blog):

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What our clients have said…

“We can’t thank you enough. A perfect blend of culture and leisure time. The food and guided tours were brilliant and we even had a gondola ride. The hotel was lovely and they upgraded us to a suite. What a fabulous holiday.”

CT & friends (Banbury)

The quality of service provided by Grand Tourist is second to none!

DFR & LMK (Stockholm and London) – May 2016

‘I’m at a loss for words – the knowledge and expertise that you have helped me enormously on my recent driving trip through Italy’