Multi-Day Tour

Country Roads of Bavaria, Switzerland and Austria (Summer 2018) (13 days)

Insight Vacations, Inc.

Your Journey Begins To Leave Lucerne For Zürich.

Valid for Departures: 27 Apr 2018 - 05 Oct 2018

Country Roads of Bavaria, Switzerland and Austria (Summer 2018) (13 days)

Day 1

Your Journey Begins

Day 2

Welcome To Fun-Loving Munich.

Day 3

Jewels Of The Bavarian Alps.

Day 6

Wachau Valley And Vienna.

Day 7

Vienna And The Habsburgs.

Day 8

Sleepy Austrian Byways To Villach.

Day 9

The Dolomites to Innsbruck.

Day 10

The Engadine Valley And Chic St. Moritz.

Day 11

All Aboard The Glacier Express And On To Lucerne.

Day 12

Dinner At The ‘roof Of Europe’ In Stanserhorn.

Day 13

Leave Lucerne For Zürich.

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Your Journey Begins
None None
Board your overnight flight to Europe (Please ask about our great deals).
Day 2
Welcome To Fun-Loving Munich.
Hotel Pullman Munich/leonardo Royal Hotel Munich. None
Transfers to your hotel leave Munich airport at 10:00 and 13:00. Join your Travel Director at 15:00 for an orientation tour of the city. See the Feldherrnhalle in the Odeonsplatz, the Palace of the Dukes of Wittelsbach, the English Garden, the Hofbräuhaus, St. Peter's Church and the famous Marienplatz. Join your fellow guests for a drink and enjoy a pleasant Welcome Dinner.(Dinner with Wine)
Day 3
Jewels Of The Bavarian Alps.
Hotel Pullman Munich/leonardo Royal Hotel Munich. None
Embark on an exciting visit to Neuschwanstein Castle, bristling with turrets and pinnacles and built for the wildly eccentric King Ludwig II as a retreat. See the exuberantly-decorated apartments including the Throne Room and Lohengrin Grotto. On return to Munich, the rest of the day is free for you to explore Bavaria's capital city. Perhaps visit one of its many art galleries and museums, or relax and enjoy a coffee in the delightful Marienplatz?(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 4
Oberammergau, Germany
Hotel Alte Post, Oberammergau. None
(Relaxed Start) Continue on to Oberammergau, home of the famous Passion Play since 1634. With your Travel Director, see the immense theatre and colourful chalets before checking into your hotel for the night.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 5
Salzburg, Austria
Arcotel Castellani, Salzburg. None
A short drive over the Austrian border leads to Salzburg, 'alive with the sound of music.' Join your Local Expert who will show you the formal gardens of Mirabell Palace, Residenzplatz, the city's imposing fortress, the immense cathedral in the Old Town and Mozart’s birthplace on the lively Getreidegasse. With the afternoon at your leisure, perhaps take an optional experience to Hilter’s notorious Eagle's Nest? Later, join your travel companions and venture to Lenzenbauer, a delightful Austrian farm, just outside the city. Enjoy a homemade schnapps before a member of the Golser family shows you around some of the property that has been in their family for three generations. You'll then sit down to a delicious Farm-to-Table meal of homemade spreads and homemade bread, roast pork or vegetable rosti served with salads and finish with a local speciality typical of the region for dessert. With the produce coming straight from the farm, it doesn't get more fresh or authentic than this! All this is accompanied by a choice of homemade beverages including fresh apple or elderflower juice and apple cider produced on the farm, or beer.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 6
Wachau Valley And Vienna.
Intercontinental Vienna. None
In Mondsee marvel at the church featured in 'The Sound of Music' before continuing on through Melk to the beautiful Wachau Valley and onto the Austrian capital of Vienna.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 7
Vienna And The Habsburgs.
Intercontinental Vienna. None
Join a Local Expert for a private tour of Schönbrunn Palace, Austria's famous imperial summer residence. Marvel at its frescoed ceilings, crystal chandeliers, mirrors and gilded ornaments, before spending some time in the perfectly-manicured gardens. Then see the city's many highlights, including St. Charles' Church, the Hofburg Palace, Parliament and State Opera House. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at your leisure for further exploration.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 8
Sleepy Austrian Byways To Villach.
Romantik Hotel Post, Villach. None
Take a delightful drive through undiscovered Austria. Climb the dramatic Semmering Pass and stop in Kindberg with its colourful maypole. Continue south to the border to arrive in Villach, a town rich in contrasts as tradition blends with trendiness, historically a gateway between the Alps and southern Austria, with a touch of la dolce vita influenced by neighbouring Italy.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 9
TBD
Ac By Marriott, Innsbruck. None
Journey to the charming Alpine city of Innsbruck, set in a valley of snow-capped mountain peaks. Your Travel Director provides an orientation of the city to see its 14th century houses of the Old Town, the impressive Imperial Palace and the delightful Golden Roof. You're invited to choose among a selection of local restaurants, from classic Austrian to international cuisine, for your Dine-Around Evening.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 10
The Engadine Valley And Chic St. Moritz.
Crystal Hotel/the Steffani, St. Moritz. None
(Relaxed Start) Take in the stunning views of the beautiful Engadine Valley, as you enter Switzerland headed for the chic Alpine resort of St. Moritz. Enjoy St. Moritz's marvellous scenery, fresh air and perhaps visit its many luxury boutiques. You may even choose to step aboard the Bernina Express to experience one of Europe's most outstanding train journeys.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 11
All Aboard The Glacier Express And On To Lucerne.
Renaissance Lucerne Hotel. None
Embark on an iconic train journey aboard the Glacier Express, as you take in vistas of ice-capped mountains, stone-built villages and lush meadows. Ascend through the spiral tunnels of the Albula Pass and cross the Landwasser Viaduct before heading down through the Oberalp Valley to rejoin the coach at Andermatt. Continue north to lovely Lucerne, one of Europe’s most popular cities set on the banks of Lake Lucerne. Join your Travel Director to see the sorrowful sculpture of the dying lion, cut out of a limestone cliff to commemorate the Swiss Guards who died at the Battle of the Tuileries.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 12
Dinner At The ‘roof Of Europe’ In Stanserhorn.
Renaissance Lucerne Hotel. None
Enjoy the morning at your leisure to explore the city's 14th century covered wooden bridges, painted gables, old walls and watch towers of the medieval fortifications. Stroll across the Chapel Bridge to the Jesuit Church, or use your free time to shop. Later, head to the town of Stans where you'll embark on a scenic journey by funicular railway and cable car, to the summit of the stunning Stanserhorn. On a clear day there are views as far as Alsace in France and the Black Forest in Germany. Here amid true Alpine majesty, your journey literally peaks with an unforgettable Celebration Dinner, hosted in Drehrestaurant Rondorama, located atop the mountain. Enjoy a glass of sparkling and admire the stunning 360 degree views as Drehrestaurant Rondorama slowly rotates throughout the evening, ensuring you don't miss a thing. Savour delectable local flavours like smoked trout, Swiss Alpine Macaroni or Sommerfrische, ice-cream served with fresh berries and a muffin.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 13
Leave Lucerne For Zürich.
None None
Bid farewell to your travel companions and transfer to Zürich airport, arriving at 08:00. Please do not schedule any flights before 10:00.(Buffet Breakfast)

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Explore the imperial riches of Vienna and journey into the story-book landscapes of Switzerland aboard the Glacier Express. Taste seasonal cuisine, see breathtaking vistas from the summit of Mount Stanserhorn and shop at the glamorous boutiques of St. Moritz.

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