Exploring the Alpine Countries
From $3,599* pp | 12 Days • 17 Meals *Rate is per person, land only, double occupancy.
Enjoy a journey through the heart of Europe and discover storybook castles and glittering palaces amidst stunning Alpine vistas in Austria, Germany and Switzerland.
- Take a lovely cruise along the Danube River.
- Make a stop at the impressive Benedictine Melk Abbey.
- Meet a Passion Play performer in Oberammergau.
- Pause at Bavaria’s most famouso castle, King Ludwig’s Neuschwanstein.
- Behold Château de Chillon, located on serene Lake Geneva.
- Travel through the spectacular Grimsel Pass.
- Enjoy a choice of tours in Zermatt.
Experience the Shimmer of the Alpine
Discover storybook castles and glittering palaces amidst stunning Alpine vistas as you explore Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Begin in Vienna with a visit to Schoenbrunn Palace. In Grinzing, the winemaking region of Vienna, sit down to dinner at a traditional inn. Cruise on the Danube and see Melk Abbey. Enjoy a dinner at centuries-old St. Peter’s Restaurant in Salzburg, the “City of Music.” Spend a night in the heart of the Black Forest. Visit Oberammergau, famous for the Passion Play and expert woodcarvers. Enjoy a magical dinner complete with a visit by local village performers. Enjoy picture stops at Bavaria’s famous castle, Neuschwanstein, and a guided tour of the Château de Chillon on Lake Geneva. Enjoy a scenic train ride aboard the Matterhorn Gottard Bahn into the relaxing pedestrian village of Zermatt. Spend two nights in the alpine village of Zermatt, Switzerland, at the foot of the Matterhorn where you have a choice of included activities. Relax during two nights in Lucerne, “the Swiss Paradise on the Lake.”
Meals as per itinerary
Activities as stated
Please note: Accommodation is subject to change.
Meals not indicated on the itinerary
Comprehensive travel insurance
Items of a personal nature – laundry, telephone, room service
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Day 1. Vienna, Austria – Tour Begins
Set out to explore three distinct Alpine cultures set amid incredible landscapes. Your tour opens in Vienna. This evening, meet your fellow travellers for a welcome dinner featuring regional wine and a meal highlighting the local cuisine in the quaint winemaking region of Grinzing.
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Come to know Vienna this morning during a locally guided tour that showcases its architectural marvels. You will visit the incredible Schoenbrunn Palace and see the impressive St. Stephen’s Cathedral. This afternoon enjoy free time to explore the avenues of Vienna or visit one of its many museums.
Day 3. Vienna – Salzburg
After a short journey through the countryside, enjoy a lovely cruise along the Danube*, one of Europe’s most important waterways. Later, make a stop at the Benedictine Melk Abbey before continuing to the “City of Music,” Salzburg. Tonight, sit down for dinner at the centuries-old St. Peter’s Restaurant.
Day 4. Salzburg
Today you travel to Germany. In Munich, feel the energy of this lively and fascinating city during a tour that highlights Olympic Park; the world-famous Glockenspiel; and Marienplatz, a beautiful square surrounded by shops, restaurants and cafés. Later in the day, arrive at your home for the next two nights — the quaint village of Oberammergau, renowned for wood carvings and the Passion Play. This evening, enjoy a magical dinner and a visit by a local performer from the village.
Day 6. Oberammergau – Innsbruck, Austria – Oberammergau
Enjoy the scenery of the spectacular Bavarian Alps en route to enchanting Innsbruck, located in Tyrolean Austria. Walk through the charming pedestrian streets and see such landmarks as The Golden Roof on a locally guided tour. As you wind through the narrow cobblestone lanes, it is easy to understand why this city was the centre of European culture and politics during the 14th century.
Day 7. Oberammergau – Black Forest
Today fairy tales become reality at a picture stop of Bavaria’s most famous castle, King Ludwig’s Neuschwanstein. Next you are off to the heart of the stunning Black Forest, a region famous for its artisans who create authentic cuckoo clocks, Hummels and wood carvings.
Welcome to Switzerland! Your first stop en route to Zermatt is at one of the most photographed castles in the world, the Château de Chillon, located on serene Lake Geneva. Later, enjoy a short train ride aboard the Matterhorn Gottard Bahn from Tasch to the relaxing pedestrian village of Zermatt in the Swiss Alps. Take a stroll and breathe in the fresh Alpine air.
Day 9. Zermatt
Today you have all of Zermatt at your fingertips. You choose how you spend your day! You may choose to explore on foot during a guided walking tour of this charming city. Or, perhaps you’ll choose to discover Zermatt independently and learn more about the triumph and tragedy of the first ascent of the Matterhorn with included admission to the Matterhorn Museum. The choice is yours! The remainder of the day is at leisure.
Day 10. Zermatt – Grimsel Pass – Lucerne
This morning, embark on a scenic walking tour of this picturesque place, including a stroll through its romantic Old Town. The remainder of the day is yours to relax or independently explore the best Lucerne has to offer. Tonight, come together with your fellow travellers for a farewell dinner featuring local specialities and toast the end of a wonderful trip.
Day 12. Lucerne – Tour Ends
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- The countries on this tour are six hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time.
- The highest elevation on this tour is 6,000 feet above sea level.
- The currency in Austria and Germany is the Euro and in Switzerland it is the Swiss Franc.
- The voltage in the Austria, Germany, and Switzerland is 230 Volts.
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