SWITZERLAND AND AUSTRIA WITH OBERAMMERGAU

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SWITZERLAND AND AUSTRIA WITH OBERAMMERGAU

 13 DAYS  4 COUNTRIES  11 CITIES

Journey into the very heart of Europe to scenic Switzerland and Austria, plus the northern fringes of Italy.

“A wonderful and memorable experience”

Faye, Australia

SWITZERLAND AND AUSTRIA WITH OBERAMMERGAU

YOUR ITINERARY

DAY 1

ARRIVE ZURICH

Welcome to Zurich. After check-in, your Travel Director takes you on an orientation of Switzerland’s financial capital before you enjoy a Welcome Reception with your fellow travellers and Travel Director at a local restaurant.

MEALS

  • Welcome Reception

DAY 2

ZURICH – LIECHTENSTEIN – SALZBURG SIGHTSEEING

A scenic drive along Lake Walensee brings you to Liechtenstein where you stop at its capital Vaduz. Follow the Arlberg route into the Tyrol, past the Wilder Kaiser Mountains to Salzburg. This impressive city is dominated by Fortress Hohensalzburg. Your Local Specialist shows you a wealth of fascinating sights during your walking tour, including Mozart’s family house and the Domplatz.

MEALS

  • Buffet Breakfast

DAY 3

SALZBURG – VIENNA (2 NIGHTS)

Admire breathtaking scenery as you travel past Lake Mondsee and through the Wachau Valley to see the impressive Melk Abbey en route to Imperial Vienna.

MEALS

  • Buffet Breakfast

DAY 4

VIENNA SIGHTSEEING

Vienna is a beautiful city featuring grand palaces and buildings such as the State Opera, the Hofburg, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Parliament and the Imperial Boulevards. Marvel at all these wonderful sights with your Local Specialist. Stroll through the oldest part of the city – ‘Am Hof’. Spend time afterwards exploring on your own. Tonight why not enjoy a Viennese concert.

MEALS

  • Buffet Breakfast

DAY 5

VIENNA – OBERAMMERGAU (2 NIGHTS)

Today travel through the beautiful Austrian countryside across into Bavarian Germany to the picturesque town of Oberammergau where the Passion Play will be performed tomorrow. Dine at your hotel this evening.

MEALS

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner

DAY 6

OBERAMMERGAU (PASSION PLAY PERFORMANCE)

Enjoy the unique atmosphere in town before taking your premium seat for an inspired and moving performance of the Passion Play this afternoon. Dine at a local restaurant this evening before experiencing the captivating second half of this unique event as night falls.

MEALS

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner

DAY 7

OBERAMMERGAU – ST. MORITZ

This morning travel over the border into Switzerland and cross the enchanting Engadine. Arrive later in the fashionable winter sports resort of St. Moritz, where you are free this afternoon to explore the pristine landscape.

MEALS

  • Buffet Breakfast

DAY 8

ST. MORITZ – THUSIS – BELLINZONA – STRESA – ZERMATT (2 NIGHTS)

Traverse Alpine landscapes to Thusis and follow the San Bernadino route to Bellinzona, famous for its three castles. Continue via Locarno to the shores of Lake Maggiore and explore the scenic town of Stresa. See the beautiful Borromean Islands as you head towards the Simplon Pass. This evening enjoy dinner at your hotel in Zermatt.

MEALS

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner

DAY 9

ZERMATT

Spend your free day relaxing in the shadows of the magnificent Matterhorn or perhaps consider a mountain trip for fantastic views of the surrounding Alpine peaks.

MEALS

  • Buffet Breakfast

DAY 10

ZERMATT – CHILLON – MONTREUX

A spectacular drive through the Rhône Valley brings you to Lake Geneva where you view Lord Byron’s Castle of Chillon. Follow the shores of Lake Geneva round to Montreux, famous for its annual jazz festival. This evening travel to a family run winery overlooking Lake Geneva for a special Be My Guest dinner.

MEALS

  • Buffet Breakfast

DAY 11

MONTREUX – BERNE – INTERLAKEN – LUCERNE ORIENTATION (2 NIGHTS)

Travel via Berne the Federal capital of Switzerland, to Interlaken in the Bernese Oberland, where you see the mighty Jungfrau (subject to weather conditions). Interlaken is one of the oldest and most popular tourist resorts in Switzerland. Cross the Brünig Pass to the charming town of Lucerne. View the Chapel Bridge and visit the Lion Monument, built in the memory of Louis XVI’s Swiss Guards, during your orientation tour.

MEALS

  • Buffet Breakfast

DAY 12

LUCERNE

Lucerne is a beautiful medieval town set against an impressive backdrop of mountains. Spend free time exploring the old town, shopping for watches and chocolates or consider an Optional Experience up a nearby mountain. Tonight celebrate with your travelling companions at a Farewell Dinner.

MEALS

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner

DAY 13

LUCERNE – DEPART ZURICH

Say goodbye to Europe and your new found friends at the end of this amazing holiday. An airport transfer is available to Zurich Airport. Conditions apply.

MEALS

  • Buffet Breakfast

WHAT’S INCLUDED

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS

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    • City tour in Salzburg and Vienna

    • Orientation of Zurich and Lucerne

    • See Melk Abbey and the Wachau Valley

    • Premium Tickets for the 2020 Passion Play in Oberammergau

    • View the Matterhorn and Jungfrau mountains (weather permitting), the castle of Chillon, the city of Berne, Chapel Bridge and Lion Monument in Lucerne

    • Visit Vaduz the capital of Liechtenstein, the Italian ski resort of Cortina d’Ampezzo, the mountain resort of St. Moritz, lakeside Stresa and Zermatt

DINING

    • 12 HOT BUFFET BREAKFASTS

    • 6 DINNERS
      (including Be My Guest)


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WHAT’S INCLUDED

TRAVEL HIGHLIGHTS

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    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

    • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation

    • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • Optional Experiences and free time

    • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

    • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

    • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

    • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

    • VIP entry to many sights

 
 

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