DISCOVER SWITZERLAND, AUSTRIA & BAVARIA - 2017
DISCOVER SWITZERLAND, AUSTRIA & BAVARIA - 2017

Day 1: Overnight Flight
Set out to discover spectacular Switzerland, Austria and Bavaria.

Day 2: Bern, Switzerland - Tour Begins
Your tour opens in Bern, the capital of Switzerland, and a UNESCO World Heritage site nestled in the Swiss countryside. The cobbled old town section is so well preserved that residents who lived here 500 years ago would still find it familiar today. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner featuring local cuisine such as traditional cheese fondue.
Today Dinner is included.

Day 3: Bern
Explore delightful Bern on a panoramic sightseeing tour featuring the Bundeshaus (the Swiss Parliament), the famous Bear Pit, the Rose Gardens, and the gothic cathedral which dominates the old town skyline. Your visit to the Bear Pit will answer the question as to why bears are so revered in this enchanting city. Along the way, your Tour Manager will introduce you to both the language and culture of the region. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore independently or ride the fastest funicular in Switzerland to the top of “Bern’s mountain.”
Today Breakfast is included.

Day 4: Bern - Château de Chillon - Montreux - Train Ride
Travel along the shores of Lake Geneva to the legendary, medieval Château de Chillon. This princely residence faces the lake but puts forth the image of an imposing fortress from the mountains. Later, enjoy inspiring Alpine views with a ride on the GoldenPass Panoramic Train from Montreux to Gstaad. Discover the delightful ambience of this world-famous Alpine ski resort with its numerous traditional wood chalets.
Today Breakfast is included.

Day 5: Bern - Lucerne - Bern
Set out for Lucerne, the “Swiss Paradise on the Lake.” Enjoy a leisurely paced Alstadt (Old Town) walking tour, exploring the hidden treasures of the city. Lucerne has more than 800 years of history. Explore such medieval treasures as the covered Chapel Bridge (1833); the famous Water Tower which has served as a prison, watchtower and treasury; the Renaissance-style Town Hall; the Baroque Jesuit Church; and the Lion Monument, carved from natural rock to commemorate the heroic Swiss Guard. This evening’s dinner is included at one of Bern’s great restaurants.
Today Breakfast and Dinner are included.

Day 6: Bern - Innsbruck, Austria
En route to Innsbruck you will make your way through Liechtenstein, the smallest and richest German-speaking country in the world and the only country to lie entirely within the Alps. Upon arrival in Innsbruck you have the choice of one of two leisurely walking tours: join a local guide as you discover the city’s history, culture and popular attractions including Maria Theresien Strasse, the Hofburg, and the “Golden Roof;” or you may embark on a tour focusing on Innsbruck’s unique architectural structures including its famous ski jump.
Today Breakfast is included.

Day 7: Innsbruck - Salzburg - Innsbruck
Travel across the picturesque Austrian countryside to Salzburg. There, enjoy a leisurely paced walking tour featuring Mirabell Gardens (seen in the "Sound of Music"); the quaint Getreidegasse (birthplace of Mozart); and many other highlights of this beautiful city. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure to explore and enjoy Salzburg’s fabulous sights. The day concludes with a delightful dinner at the 1,200-year-old St. Peter’s Restaurant, the oldest in Austria and still owned by the Monks.
Today Breakfast and Dinner are included.

Day 8: Innsbruck
Savor a free day in this beautiful city. You may choose to stroll through the old town and shop at many of the city’s outstanding stores or you may just relax and breathe in the mountain air while enjoying a beverage in one of the many cafés that dot this charming city. Later, experience the rich musical tradition of mountainous Austria during a Tyrolean folklore show.
Today Breakfast is included.

Day 9: Innsbruck - Bavaria, Germany - Oberammergau - Innsbruck
Today fairy tales come to life with a picture stop at Bavaria’s famous Neuschwanstein Castle. Next, visit Wies Church, proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage site, before proceeding to the picturesque village of Oberammergau. Enjoy a brief tour and learn more about this charming place, famous for its Passion Play. Performed only every ten years to fulfill a pledge made by the villagers to God for sparing their city from the ravages of bubonic plague in 1633, it has grown into an international event. Tonight you are treated to a farewell dinner in one of Innsbruck’s most famous traditional restaurants.
Today Breakfast and Dinner are included.

Day 10: innsbruck - Tour Ends
Your tour ends in Innsbruck.
Today Breakfast is included.

 

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Highlights...
Bern • Chateau de Chillon • Montreaux • Lucerne • Innsbruck • Salzburg
Oberammergau, Bavaria • Weis Church

10 Days • 12 Meals:
8 Breakfasts • 4 Dinners

Starting at $1,849*

*per person, land only, double occupancy.
Call for airfare from your gateway.


YOUR ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

DAY 1
Overnight Flight
DAYS 2 - 5
Hotel Bristol, Bern
DAYS 6 - 9
Hotel Innsbruck, Innsbruck

On some dates alternate hotels may be used.


UNIQUE EXPERIENCES!

  • Enjoy breathtaking Alpine views with a ride on the GoldenPass Panoramic Train from Montreux to Gstaad.
  • Walk the halls of the legendary, medieval Chateau de Chillon, located on the shores of Lake Geneva.
  • Travel to Bavaria and see the famous Neuschwanstein Castle and the quaint village of Oberammergau.
  • Spend a day exploring Salzburg’s historic past and charming old town.
  • Enjoy traditional cuisine in some of Europe’s oldest restaurants.

For more information call Pam Adair at 216.751.8301 or 888.878.8187


Please Note:
• This tour includes moderate physical activity. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs or on uneven walking surfaces should be expected. Some of the most unique sightseeing can mean accessing locations that restrict motorcoaches, especially in historic areas. For your comfort, we recommend bringing walking shoes. If you require a walker or wheelchair, or have difficulty walking, you may not be able to access some of these areas and may want to consider an alternate vacation. Our travel counselors can provide additional information or assistance to help you determine the perfect trip for you.
• Single accommodations are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis.
• To complete your vacation, we include roundtrip airport-to-hotel transfers when purchasing airfare from us with your tour. If you have arranged for your own air, we are pleased to provide you the option of purchasing these transfers. Please note that all transfers will leave at pre-scheduled times.
• Passport is required.

 

Vacation updated: 12/27/2016 1:31:37 PM