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Exploring the Alpine Countries
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 Mozart Dinner Concert in the Baroque Hall of 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 Chateau 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.'
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Tour OperatorCollette
OfferOffer valid through 3/31/2018
Duration
12 Days
Itinerary
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1VielhaOvernight Flight: Set out to explore three distinct Alpine cultures set amid incredible landscapes.
Day 2ViennaVienna, Austria - Tour Begins: Your tour opens in Vienna. This evening, meet your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner featuring regional wine and a meal highlighting the local cuisine in the quaint winemaking region of Grinzing.
Day 3ViennaVienna: 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 4ViennaVienna - Salzburg: After a short journey through the countryside, embark upon 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, transport back in time during a Mozart Dinner Concert in the elegant Baroque Hall of the centuries-old St. Peter's Restaurant.
Day 5SalzburgSalzburg: Discover the splendor of Salzburg on a leisurely paced walking tour of the Old Town. Some of the amazing sights you will see along the way include the Cathedral, Mozart's birthplace and Mirabell Gardens.
Day 6SalzburgSalzburg - Munich, Germany - Oberammergau: Welcome 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 cafes. Later in the day, arrive at your home for the next two nights - the quaint village of Oberammergau, renowned for woodcarvings and the Passion Play. This evening, enjoy a magical dinner and a visit by a local performer from the village.
Day 7OberammergauOberammergau - Innsbruck, Austria - Oberammergau: Take in 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 center of European culture and politics during the 14th century.
Day 8OberammergauOberammergau - Black Forest: Today fairytales become reality during a picture stop of Bavaria's most famous castle, King Ludwig's Neuschwanstein. Next you are off to the heart of the Black Forest, a region famous for its artisans who create authentic cuckoo clocks and Hummels.
Day 9Black ForestBlack Forest - Zermatt, Switzerland: Welcome to Switzerland! Your first stop en route to Zermatt is at one of the most photographed castles in the world, the Chateau 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 10ZermattZermatt: All of Zermatt is at your fingertips. It's your choice! Explore on foot during a guided walking tour. Or, experience Zermatt independently before visiting the Matterhorn Museum to learn more about the triumph and tragedy of the first ascent of this imposing peak. The remainder of your day is at leisure.
Day 11ZermattZermatt - Grimsel Pass - Lucerne: Views of glaciers, crystal clear rivers and snowcapped mountains will invigorate you as you travel through the spectacular scenery of the Grimsel Pass. Your destination is the 'Swiss Paradise on the Lake,' the city of Lucerne.
Day 12LucerneLucerne: Set out 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 of Lucerne. Tonight, come together with your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner featuring local specialties and toast the end of a wonderful trip.
Day 13LucerneLucerne - Tour Ends: Your tour comes to a close today.
Dates/Pricing
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DateDescriptionPrice FromQuote
May 25, 2018Land Only$3,099.00 (USD)Quote
June 15, 2018Land Only$3,099.00 (USD)Quote
June 22, 2018Land Only$3,099.00 (USD)Quote
July 13, 2018Land Only$3,199.00 (USD)Quote
July 20, 2018Land Only$3,199.00 (USD)Quote
August 03, 2018Land Only$3,199.00 (USD)Quote
August 10, 2018Land Only$3,199.00 (USD)Quote
August 17, 2018Land Only$3,399.00 (USD)Quote
September 07, 2018Land Only$3,199.00 (USD)Quote
September 14, 2018Land Only$3,199.00 (USD)Quote
September 21, 2018Land Only$3,199.00 (USD)Quote
September 28, 2018Land Only$3,199.00 (USD)Quote
September 30, 2018Land Only$3,199.00 (USD)Quote
October 05, 2018Land Only$2,999.00 (USD)Quote
April 05, 2019Land Only$2,999.00 (USD)Quote
April 26, 2019Land Only$2,999.00 (USD)Quote
Lodging
Waldstaetterhof Lucerne, SwitzerlandHofgut Sternen Breitnau, Germany
Ameron Hotel Flora Lucerne Lucerne, SwitzerlandMaritim Hotel Titisee Titisee, Germany
Alte Post Hotel Oberammergau, GermanyHotel Alex Zermatt, Switzerland
Ambassador Hotel Zermatt, SwitzerlandHotel Pollux Zermatt, Switzerland
Arcotel Castellani Salzburg Salzburg, AustriaMercure Grand Hotel Biedermeier Wien Vienna, Austria
Disclaimer
* NOTE:Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.
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Exploring the Alpine Countries
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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.
 
 

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