Alpine Countries

06/07/2018 through 09/27/2018
04/29/2018 through 10/14/2018
Globus

On this guided tour of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, be prepared for breathtaking views! Your vacation starts and ends with welcome and farewell dinners in Frankfurt and includes overnights also in Munich, Vienna, St. Veit, Innsbruck, St. Moritz, Lugano, Zermatt, and Lucerne. Along the way, guided sightseeing and walking tours in many of the cities feature the must-see attractions, including the world-famous Hofbräuhaus, dating back to 1589, and Marienplatz in Munich, with the Old and New Town Halls; Mirabell Gardens in Salzburg; Rothenburg, a picturesque, medieval walled town; Vienna’s Heldenplatz; Innsbruck’s Golden Roof, the balcony built for Emperor Maximilian in the early 15th century; and the Lion Monument in Lucerne, built to honor the Swiss Guards killed during the French Revolution.

The stunning scenery you’ll see includes a drive along Germany’s Romantic Road, with its old-world charm, picturesque villages, and breathtaking countryside; the scenic Salzkammergut Lakeland in Austria, made famous in the movie The Sound of Music; Cortina d’Ampezzo, home of the 1956 Olympics in the Italian Dolomites, the Italian “Rocky Mountains;” the Tyrolean Alps; the Swiss Engadine, considered by some to be the most beautiful mountain area in the world with deep-blue lakes, mountain peaks exceeding 12,000 feet, and quaint villages with massive white stone houses; beautiful Lake Como and Lake Maggiore in Italy; Zermatt, a picturesque cluster of rustic chalets beneath the Matterhorn; Switzerland’s Rhine Falls – Europe’s largest waterfall.

On this Germany, Austria, and Switzerland escorted tour, you’ll also enjoy out-of-the-ordinary experiences. You’ll visit the world-famous Lipizzaner Stallion Stud Farm in Austria where these magnificent horses are bred and raised before they go to the Spanish Riding School in Vienna. You’ll also join the locals at the historical Vanini Café for an aperitif in Lugano.

Fascinating sightseeing, beautiful scenery, special experiences, an expert Tour Director, and knowledgeable Local Guides-this Central Europe guided tour offers it all!

Included Features:

FRANKFURT
Welcome dinner and [LF] a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant

ROTHENBURG
Walking tour of the medieval city

MUNICH
Guided sightseeing, visit Marienplatz, and [LF] the famous Hofbräuhaus

SALZBURG
Guided walking tour, visit Mirabell Gardens and Residenz Square

VIENNA
Guided sightseeing, visit Heldenplatz and Schönbrunn Palace

PIBER
[LF] Visit the original Lipizzaner Stallion stud farm

CORTINA D’AMPEZZO
Visit the Olympic skiing resort

INNSBRUCK
Walk through the Old Town to the Golden Roof

LUGANO
Orientation; [LF] aperitif at Café Vanini

LAKE MAGGIORE
Stop in the town of Stresa

TÄSCH–ZERMATT–TÄSCH
By mountain train

BERNE
Orientation, stop at the Bear Park

INTERLAKEN
Visit the Bernese Oberland resort

LUCERNE
Walking tour including the Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge

SCHAFFHAUSEN
Visit the Rhine Falls

BLACK FOREST
Woodcarving demonstration

Itinerary

Day 5 Vienna
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Day 3 Munich
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Day 12 Zermatt – Berne – Interlaken – Lucerne
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Day 13 Lucerne
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Day 4 Munich – Salzburg, Austria – Vienna
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Day 8 Innsbruck – St. Moritz, Switzerland
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Day 11 Zermatt
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Day 7 Veit – Italian Dolomites, Italy – Innsbruck, Austria
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Day 10 Lugano – Lake Maggiore, Italy – Zermatt, Switzerland
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Day 1 Frankfurt, Germany
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Day 14 Lucerne – Rhine Falls – Black Forest – Frankfurt, Germany
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Day 6 Vienna – Piber – St. Veit
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Day 15 Frankfurt
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Day 2 Frankfurt – Rothenburg – Munich
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Day 9 St. Moritz – Lake Como – Lugano
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