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Air rate and schedule are applicable for groups of 10 or more traveling on the same flights and dates.

To complete your vacation, we include roundtrip airport-to-hotel transfers when purchasing Collette airfare 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.

Included breakfasts are buffet breakfasts.

Please note that single accommodations are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis.

Due to tour scheduling, flights must arrive prior to 4:00 PM. Return flights should not be booked prior to 10:00 AM.

Collette air passengers will arrive into the Zurich, Switzerland airport and depart from the Munich, Germany airport. All Collette transfers will depart from/return to these airports.

This tour requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven grounds and cobblestone streets.

trip includes
  • Bern
  • Chateau de Chillon
  • Montreux
  • GoldenPass Panoramic Train
  • Gstaad
  • Lucerne
  • Innsbruck
  • Austrian Alps
  • Salzburg
  • Mirabell Gardens
  • St. Peter’s Restaurant Bavaria
  • Oberammergau
  • Tyrolean Folklore Show
things to do
  • Bern
  • Chateau de Chillon
  • Montreux
  • GoldenPass Panoramic Train
  • Gstaad
  • Lucerne
  • Innsbruck
  • Austrian Alps
  • Salzburg
  • Mirabell Gardens
  • St. Peter’s Restaurant Bavaria
  • Oberammergau
  • Tyrolean Folklore Show
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10 Days • 13 Meals: 8 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners

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 famous Neuschwanstein Castle and the quaint village of Oberammergau. Spend a day exploring Salzburg’s historic past and charming old town.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Overnight Flight
Discover spectacular Switzerland, Austria and Bavaria on a tour featuring multiple night stays in two cities. The medieval city of Bern, one of Europe’s loveliest capitals, is your host city while you leisurely explore the many cultural aspects and spectacular scenery that only Switzerland offers. Then, an extended stay in Innsbruck offers the perfect vantage point for exploring the delights of Austria and Bavaria.

Day 2: Bern, Switzerland - Tour Begins
Your tour begins in the capital of Switzerland, Bern, 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. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner featuring local cuisine such as traditional cheese fondue. Today dinner will be 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 beguiling city. Along the way, your Tour Manager will teach you key words and phrases to use along your journey. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore charming Bern independently. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 4: Bern - Chateau de Chillon - Montreux - Train Ride
Travel the shores of Lake Geneva to the legendary, medieval Chateau de Chillon, a princely residence facing the lake but an imposing fortress from the mountains. Later, enjoy breathtaking Alpine views with a ride on the GoldenPass Panoramic Train from Montreux to Gstaad. Discover the delightful ambiance of this world-famous Alpine ski resort with its numerous weathered wood chalets. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 5: Bern - Lucerne - Bern
Travel to 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. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 6: Bern - Innsbruck, Austria
Travel to the Austrian border and the striking Olympic city of Innsbruck, the “Capital of the Tyrol.” A local guide leads a panoramic Innsbruck city tour highlighting the popular thoroughfare, Maria Theresienstrasse, the Hofburg, now a museum, but once the seat of Habsburg princes, and the “Golden Roof,” all set against the imposing backdrop of the lovely Austrian Alps. This evening, join your fellow travelers for dinner featuring local specialties. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 7: Innsbruck - Salzburg - Innsbruck
Travel through the picturesque Austrian countryside to Salzburg. Upon arrival, enjoy a leisurely-paced walking tour featuring Mirabell Gardens (seen in the "Sound of Music"), the quaint Getreidegasse (site of Mozart’s birthplace), and many other highlights of this beautiful city. The afternoon is at leisure to explore and enjoy Salzburg’s fabulous sights. The day concludes with a delightful dinner at the centuries-old St. Peter’s Restaurant, Austria’s oldest. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 8: Innsbruck
Today is at leisure for you to enjoy 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 fresh mountain air while enjoying a beverage in the many cafés that dot this charming city. Today breakfast will be included.

Day 9: Innsbruck - Bavaria, Germany - Oberammergau - Innsbruck
Today fairy tales come to life with a picture stop at Bavaria’s most famous castle, Neuschwanstein. Next, visit Wies Church, proclaimed a World Heritage site, before proceeding to Oberammergau. Enjoy a brief orientation tour of this picturesque village which is famous for the internationally-known 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. This evening, join your fellow travelers at a farewell dinner and then experience the rich musical tradition of the area during a Tyrolean folklore show. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 10: Innsbruck - Tour Ends
Your tour ends in Innsbruck. Today breakfast will be included.

 

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