Eurobound Highlights Lesser-Known Europe for 2018
Western Austria and the Rhine Valley are the focus of a new 2018 Eurobound independent package for active travelers who enjoy nature and local color. Combining alpine walks along with private tours and tastings in Austrian villages, the independent 8-day/7-night package also features full-day visits to neighboring Liechtenstein, St. Gallen, Switzerland, and Lake Constance on the border of Austria, Switzerland, and Germany.
“Our travel agents are increasingly requesting more outdoor-oriented activities for their affluent, experienced clients, whether a couple, family or group of friends traveling together. They have already been to the major European capitals and are looking for something different. In addition to the outdoors, they want authentic local flavor and culture,” says Jeffrey Roy, Eurobound’s Vice President, Sales & Marketing. “Western Austria and the Rhine River Valley offer them an opportunity to get out into the countryside and experience a side of Europe they may not have seen,” says Roy.
A Walk in the Woods to Mountain Highs
“For example, the package features three nights in the Bregenz area with its woods and mountains, where travelers can choose various outdoor options, from easy strolls to more challenging hikes,” says Roy. Included in the Eurobound package are cable-car rides to Lake Lünersee, at nearly 6,000 ft., where Eurobound guests can follow a walking path or take one of several hiking trails; the Bezau Cable Car, with its mountaintop panoramic view ranging from Lake Constance to the valleys below; and an evening ride to the top of Mt. Karren for dinner.
Wine, Schnapps and Kässpätzle
Culinary highlights include a wine tasting in Liechtenstein; a cheese and a Schnapps tasting, along with a visit to a local family farm in the Bregenz Forest; a lunch of Kässpätzle—an alpine specialty—at a mountain chalet restaurant, and a schnitzel dinner at a castle restaurant in Feldkirch.
Other activities include a scenic ride on the “Wälderbähnle” train from Schwarzenberg with its heritage-protected, typical clapboard houses; and a boat trip to Lindau Island, located in the German part of Lake Constance.
The itinerary begins and ends in Zurich. On arrival, a first-class train transfer brings Eurobound guests to Feldkirch, the medieval Austrian city bordering Switzerland and Germany—for two nights. The Bregenz Woods are home for three nights, with a final two nights in the Rhine Valley.
Priced from $5,625 per person, double occupancy, the package includes land transportation, four-star accommodations in specially-selected, modern hotels; private guided tours; daily breakfast and dinner; and a specialty luncheon at an alpine chalet restaurant. For travelers who wish to extend their stay, Eurobound can arrange tailored hotel and sightseeing activities in Zurich and environs.
For details on Eurobound’s 8 day/7 night Rhine and Beyond package, visit Rhine Valley & Western Austria. Information on Eurobound’s custom itineraries is available exclusively through travel agents. For further information, visit the company’s web site: Eurobound.com.
Now celebrating its 21st year, Eurobound provides distinctive packages and itineraries for independent travelers and small groups, sold exclusively through travel agents. Specializing in personalized travel to Europe, Eurobound is a winner of the French Affairs Award for Best Niche Tour Operator.