Tours in Germany, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Lucerne, Oberammergau, Lausanne, Montreux, Gstaad & Bern

Switzerland, Austria & Bavaria Discovery

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Journey through spectacular mountain scenery and picturesque cities as you experience the enchanting Alpine cultures of Switzerland, Austria, and Bavaria.

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DURATION
8 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Selected meals
  • Selected entry fees

About this holiday

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Bern Switzerland

Spend four nights each in the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bern and the charming Alpine city of Innsbruck. Walk the halls of the 13th century Château de Chillon, a princely residence on the shores of Lake Geneva. Ride the legendary GoldenPass Panoramic Train from Montreux to the Alpine ski resort, Gstaad. Explore Lucerne, the "Swiss Paradise on the Lake.” Visit Mozart's birthplace and the Mirabell Gardens, featured in the "Sound of Music," during your time in Salzburg. See the fairy-tale castle, Neuschwanstein. Visit Oberammergau, a picture-perfect traditional German Alpine village. Sample traditional regional cuisine, including cheese fondue, at some of the oldest and most famous restaurants in Europe.

Inclusions

    • 8 Nights accommodation
    • 12 Meals - 8 Breakfasts and 4 Dinners
    • Spend the day exploring Salzburg's historic past and charming old town
    • Enjoy a walking tour of Lucerne's Alstadt (Old Town)
    • Travel to Bavaria and see the famous Neuschwanstein Castle
    • Savour a dinner featuring local cuisine such as traditional cheese fondue
    • Enjoy traditional cuisine in one of Bern's great restaurants
    • Delight in dinner at the 1200 year old St. Peter's Restaurant, Austria's oldest
    • Ride the Golden Pass Panoramic Train from Montreux to Gstaad
    • Walk the halls of the legendary, medieval Chateau de Chillon, located on the shores of Lake Geneva
    • Witness the musical traditional of Austria during a Tyrolean folklore show

Accommodation

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Hotel Innsbruck
Lausanne - Bw Hotel Mirabeau Lausanne
Bern - Bellevue Palace
Innsbruck - Hotel Innsbruck

Travel dates

From $2,749pp Twin Share

Sole Use From $3,099pp

Tour departs 01 November 2019

For alternative departure dates please call our friendly travel team on freecall 1300 414 198.

Itinerary

Day 1 Lausanne, Switzerland - Tour Begins
Set out to discover spectacular Switzerland, Austria and Bavaria. Your tour opens in Lausanne. This picturesque town is surrounded by vineyard-covered hills and sits on Lake Geneva. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a welcome dinner featuring local cuisine such as traditional cheese fondue.
Meals - Dinner

Day 2 Lausanne - Chateau de Chillon -Montreux -Train Ride -Gstaad -Lausanne
Travel along the shores of Lake Geneva to the legendary, medieval Château de Chillon. This princely residence faces the lake and 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.
Meals - Dinner

Day 3 Lausanne - 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 Old Town’s skyline. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore independently or perhaps take a ride in the red carriages of the Gurtenbahn funicular railway, climbing Gurten Mountain to an altitude of 2,574 feet (858 meters) for impressive views of Bern, the surrounding towns and mountains.
Meals - Breakfast

Day 4 Bern - Lucerne - Bern
Set out for Lucerne, the “Swiss Paradise on the Lake.” Enjoy a leisurely paced Altstadt (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 (1333); 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. Tonight we dine at one of Bern’s great restaurants.
Meals – Breakfast & Dinner

Day 5 Bern - Innsbruck, Austria
En route to Innsbruck we make our 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, it’s your choice! Select 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.
Meals - Breakfast

Day 6 Innsbruck - Salzburg - Innsbruck
Travel through 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 independently explore and enjoy Salzburg’s fabulous sights. Complete your day with a delightful dinner at the 1,200-year-old St. Peter’s Restaurant, the oldest in Austria and still owned by the monks.
Meals – Breakfast & Dinner

Day 7 Innsbruck
Savour a free day in this beautiful city. You may stroll through Old Town and shop at many of the city’s outstanding stores or you may just relax and breathe in the mountain air whilst 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 hosted by a locally well-known musical family.
Meals – Breakfast

Day 8 Innsbruck - Bavaria, Germany - Oberammergau - Innsbruck
Today fairy tales come to life with a picture stop at Bavaria’s famous Neuschwanstein Castle. Visit Wies Church (UNESCO) before heading to the picturesque village of Oberammergau. Enjoy a brief tour and learn more about this charming place, famous for its Passion Play. Performed every ten years to fulfil a pledge made by the villagers to God for sparing their city from the plague in 1633, the Passion Play has grown into an international event. Tonight you are treated to a farewell dinner in one of Innsbruck’s most famous traditional restaurants.
Meals – Breakfast & Dinner

Day 9 Innsbruck - Tour Ends
Your tour comes to an end in Innsbruck.


Questions

Activity Level
This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs or on uneven walking surfaces, should be expected.

Electricity

When Travelling to another country, you may need an adaptor and/or electric converter to plug your electrical devices and appliances into the local power grid. An adaptor changes the plug so it fits into the outlet. A converter changes the voltage coming out of the outlet. To determine what you need, first verify if the plugs on your devices fit the outlet of your destination. In Europe, the plug type is C, which has two round pins. If your plugs do not match this description, you will need an adaptor. Next, verify the voltage of each device you intend to bring. You can find this information on the cord, plug, or on the device itself. Many devices are dual-voltage. For those, you do not need a converter. If your device is not dual-voltage and it differs from the voltage of your destination, you will need a voltage converter. In Europe, the voltage is 220v-230v. If necessary, make sure to get a converter that converts to this voltage. If you plan to bring a sleep apnea machine, please remember to bring an extension cord along with the adaptor and voltage converter.

Time Zone

The countries on this tour are 8 hours behind AEST and 10 hours behind AEDT.

Elevation

The highest elevation encountered on this tour is 2,134 metres.

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