10 Day Tour of Germany, Switzerland & Austria from $1,399

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 8 nights First Class accommodations (2 nights Mainz/1 night Black Forest/2 nights Lucerne/1 night Innsbruck/2 nights Vienna)
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 12 meals: 8 breakfasts, 4 dinners
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of local guides per itinerary
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
10 Day Tour of Germany, Switzerland & Austria

With multiple days in each place, you’ll have time to explore the marvels of Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Spend 8 nights in First Class accommodations during this 10 day tour of Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Begin in Frankfurt, get acquainted with this lively city on your own dominated by the majestic Mainz Cathedral and the Gutenberg Museum that houses the very first printed Bible. Cruise the Rhine in Mainz with stunning vistas of hilltop castles and villages

Visit Heidelberg, tour the Black Forest before heading to the pituresque city of Strasbourg. Explore Lucerne before heading into Innsbruck, located in the heart of the Alps. Finally,take a tour magical Salzburg, birthplace of Mozart and setting for the Sound of Music, Tour Vienna, the Imperial city on the Danube; walk along the Ringstrasse

This trip will leave you with lasting memories for a lifetime!

 

 

 

 

 

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*Itinerary may be in reverse depending on departure dates

 

DAY 1, Friday – Depart for Germany

Depart for Frankfurt, Germany

 

DAY 2, Saturday – Arrive in Frankfurt, Transfer to Mainz

Arrive in Frankfurt; transfer to your hotel in nearby Mainz with a history of almost 2000 years, situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Main Rivers. The rest of the day is yours to get acquainted with this lively city on your own dominated by the majestic Mainz Cathedral and the Gutenberg Museum that houses the very first printed Bible. Tonight, an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager on the scenic journey that lies ahead, followed by a Welcome Drink and Dinner with your fellow travelers

Overnight: Mainz

Meals: Dinner

 

DAY 3, Sunday – Rhine River Cruise, Wine Tasting

The day begins with a cruise on the Rhine River. Enjoy the stunning vistas of hilltop castles, terraced vineyards and villages of timber-framed houses as the ship sails along the course of the river. Pass the mighty Lorelei rock rising vertically from the waters, named for the siren Lorelei who bewitched sailors as they passed by. In the afternoon, drive through the vineyards of the Rheinhessen Region and stop at a local winery for a wine tasting before returning to Mainz. Tonight, enjoy time at leisure in this delightful city

Overnight: Mainz

Meals: Breakfast

 

DAY 4, Monday – Heidelberg City Tour, Black Forest

Today, head to Heidelberg, often described as Germany’s most beautiful city, home to the oldest and most famous university in Germany. As you arrive, view the ruins of 12th century Heidelberg Castle towering over the city; its turbulent history inspired the German Romantic movement two centuries ago. Discover the winding alleyways of the Old City with its small gardens, bustling shops, and enchanting architecture. Then, drive south through the natural beauty of the Black Forest, dense with hills of dark pine trees

Overnight: Black Forest

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

 

DAY 5, Tuesday – Alsatian Strasbourg

Cross the German-French border and travel to the picturesque City of Strasbourg, home of the European Parliament. Upon arrival, stop at the stunning Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, an exquisite example of late Gothic architecture housing one of the finest astronomical clocks in existence. The walking tour takes you to the magical La Petite France district, home to quaint shops and charming bistros and to Place Kleber, a large historic square. This afternoon, drive to sparkling Lucerne nestled between pristine lakes and gorgeous mountainous panoramas in the heart of the Swiss Alps

Overnight: Lucerne

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

 

DAY 6, Wednesday – Lakeside Lucerne

The exploration of the city begins at the inspiring Lion Monument, created in remembrance of the heroic death of Swiss guards killed in 1792. Walk to the 14th century medieval Chapel Bridge, one of the oldest covered wooden bridges in Europe, forming the centerpiece of Lucerne’s townscape. Don’t miss the exciting optional visit to Mount Pilatus, including a cable car ride to the summit at nearly 7,000 feet; a perfect opportunity to admire the spectacular views of the Bernese Oberland and snowcapped Swiss Peaks. It’s a great adventure! Later, time to shop for chocolate, watches and the world-famous Swiss and German cuckoo clocks

Optional: Mount Pilatus Tour

Overnight: Lucerne

Meals: Breakfast

 

DAY 7, Thursday – Tiny Liechtenstein, Afternoon in Innsbruck

The day begins in the tiny storybook Principality of Liechtenstein, the sixth smallest country in the world that lies in the heart of the Alps, sandwiched between Switzerland and Austria. Its capital city of Vaduz is a proud remnant of feudal Europe, still governed by one of the oldest noble families. Enjoy the breathtaking Alpine scenery as you cross into Austria and journey to Innsbruck, the Tyrolean capital of the Austrian Alps, arriving this afternoon for leisure time

Overnight: Innsbruck

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

 

DAY 8, Friday – Magical Salzburg, Austrian Capital of Vienna

Morning drive to magical Salzburg, birthplace of Mozart. The guided walking tour takes you to view the house where Mozart was born, as well as to the squares and gardens of this beautiful city, crowned by the 11th century Hohensalzburg Fortress. The city is also known as the home of the singing Von Trapp family and as the setting for the film, The Sound of Music. Time to walk the lovely lanes filled with delightful shops and cafes before heading east to the grand Austrian capital of Vienna. Tonight, experience a not to be missed optional classical Viennese concert performance of the masterpieces of Mozart and Strauss, two of Vienna’s most famous citizens

Optional: Mozart & Strauss concert

Overnight: Vienna

Meals: Breakfast

 

DAY 9, Saturday – Tour Imperial Vienna

This sparkling city on the Danube has captivated travelers for years with its elegant shops, world-class museums, beautiful parks and gardens. Begin today’s tour with a drive along the famous Ringstrasse, Vienna’s main boulevard. View the Empress Maria Theresia Monument, Votive Church, City Hall and Parliament. Next, walk through the Hofburg courtyards to the State Opera House. The rest of the day is at leisure, or join the optional tour to Schonbrunn Palace, once summer residence of the Hapsburgs. Visit the gorgeous baroque apartments and stroll through the world-famous manicured gardens. Be sure to stop at a café to sample the famous Viennese Sacher Torte before returning to the hotel. Tonight, attend the optional and share dinner with your travel companions at a unique Viennese Tavern

Optional: Schonbrunn Palace Tour

Optional: Dinner in an Austrian Wine Tavern

Overnight: Vienna

Meals: Breakfast

 

DAY 10, Sunday – Depart Austria

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight

Meals: Breakfast

 

Pricing & Departures

Fri, Mar 06, 2020 $1749
Fri, Mar 13, 2020 $1649
Fri, Mar 20, 2020 $1699
Fri, Mar 27, 2020 $1799

 

Wed, Oct 28, 2020 $1499
Fri, Oct 30, 2020 $1499
Wed, Nov 04, 2020 $1499
Fri, Nov 06, 2020 $1449
Wed, Nov 11, 2020 $1449
Fri, Nov 13, 2020 $1399
Fri, Nov 20, 2020 $1599
Wed, Mar 03, 2021 $1399
Fri, Mar 05, 2021 $1399
Fri, Mar 12, 2021 $1449
Fri, Mar 19, 2021 $1449
Wed, Mar 24, 2021 $1499
Fri, Mar 26, 2021 $1499


*Additional departure dates are available, ask a Travel Team Agent for details

 

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