Discover Switzerland, Austria & Bavaria

Discover Switzerland, Austria & Bavaria

Start: Austria Finish: Switzerland

Visiting: Lucerne, Bern, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Bavaria


Duration: 9 Nights

Physical rating: Medium, Activity Level 3

Tour code: 14590

Tour operator: Collette, Inc.

Group size: 10 - 44

Age range: 5-99


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Tour Overview

Journey through spectacular mountain scenery and picturesque cities as you experience three Alpine countries. 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. Tour the fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle. Sample traditional regional cuisine, including cheese fondue, at some of the oldest and most famous restaurants in Europe. The hills are alive on this enchanting journey across Switzerland, Austria and Bavaria.

Highlights

  • iconSpend a day exploring Salzburg's historic past and charming old town.
  • iconTravel to Bavaria and tour the famous Neuschwanstein Castle.
  • iconDelight in dinner at the 1,200-year-old St. Peter's Restaurant, Austria's oldest.
  • iconBoard a cable car and journey up to the top of Mount Pilatus.
  • iconWitness the musical tradition of Austria during a Tyrolean folklore show.
  • iconExplore the delightful city of Bern.

Places You'll See

Itinerary

icon Day 1 : Overnight Flight

Location: Lucerne

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Astoria

Meals: No Meals

Discover spectacular Switzerland, Austria and Bavaria on a tour featuring 4-night stays in two cities.

icon Day 2 : Lucerne, Switzerland - Tour Begins

Location: Lucerne

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Astoria

Meals: Dinner

Your journey begins in Lucerne, Switzerland, in the shadow of Mount Pilatus. This “Swiss Paradise on the Lake” is famous for the Chapel Bridge from 1333, and the impressive Lion Monument, carved right into the native rock. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner featuring local cuisine.

icon Day 3 : Lucerne

Location: Lucerne

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Astoria

Meals: Breakfast

Today, you can explore Lucerne on your own. Perhaps you’ll wander the Altstadt (Old Town), exploring the hidden treasures of this 800-year-old city such 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. Later, board a cable car and journey up to the top of Mount Pilatus for incredible views of the Alps.

icon Day 4 : Lucerne

Location: Lucerne

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Astoria

Meals: Breakfast

Today is at your leisure, or you can take an optional tour and set out for the “Top of Europe.” The incredible lookout built on the snowy shoulder of the Jungraujoch mountain pass, is an incredible way to take in the Alps. You’ll get there by train, setting off from Lauterbrunnen station and heading underground, into the mountain, before emerging into the snow-covered wonderland that waits at the “Top of Europe.”

icon Day 5 : Lucerne - Bern - Lucerne

Location: Lucerne, Bern, Lucerne

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Innsbruck

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner,

Set out from Lucerne to explore the delightful city of Bern. Once in Bern, you’ll set out on a panoramic sightseeing tour, led by a local guide, featuring the Bundeshaus (the Swiss Parliament), the famous Bear Pit, the Rose Gardens and the gothic cathedral, which dominates Old Town’s skyline. Tonight, dine at one of Lucerne’s great restaurants.

icon Day 6 : Lucerne - Innsbruck, Austria

Location: Lucerne, Innsbruck

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Innsbruck

Meals: Breakfast

En route to Innsbruck, make your way through Liechtenstein, the smallest 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.

icon Day 7 : Innsbruck - Salzburg - Innsbruck

Location: Innsbruck, Salzburg, Innsbruck

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Innsbruck

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner,

Travel through the picturesque Austrian countryside to Salzburg. Enjoy a 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.

icon Day 8 : Innsbruck - Bavaria, Germany - Innsbruck

Location: Innsbruck, Bavaria, Innsbruck

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Innsbruck

Meals: Breakfast

Today fairy tales come to life with a tour of Bavaria’s famous castle, Neuschwanstein.* Built by King Ludwig II, it is the most photographed castle in Germany. Next, return to Innsbruck. Later, experience the rich musical tradition of mountainous Austria during a Tyrolean folklore show hosted by a well-known local musical family.

icon Day 9 : Innsbruck

Location: Innsbruck

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Innsbruck

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner,

Savor 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 while enjoying a beverage in one of the many cafés that dot this charming city. Tonight you are treated to a farewell dinner in one of Innsbruck’s traditional restaurants.

icon Day 10 : Innsbruck - Tour Ends

Location: Innsbruck

Meals: Breakfast

Your tour comes to a close in Innsbruck.

What's Included

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    Accommodation

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    Drinks with Meals

    (non-alcoholic)

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    Train Tickets

    (if train occurs once tour starts and before tour ends – i.e. not airport transfers)

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    Meals – Half Board

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    Fully Guided

What's Not Included

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    Airport Transfers at Destination

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    Country Entry Visas

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    Tipping and Gratuities

Experiences

  • Witness the musical tradition of Austria during a Tyrolean folklore show.
  • Explore the delightful city of Bern.

Options

Innsbruck: Spectacular Seefeld and Country Cottage Visit

How better to spend a free day than visiting the romantic Alpine village of Seefeld. Beautifully situated at 3,600 feet above sea level, this charming Tyrolean town commands breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and countryside. Known as one of the world's greatest ski resorts, Seefeld offers a relaxed atmosphere in an Alpine setting with miles of trails for walking, lakes, fine shopping, dining possibilities and fresh, Alpine air. After arriving by train, enjoy a glass of schnapps and a traditional horse and buggy ride. While at the small country home, learn how to make your own apple strudel and indulge in the chance to sample one of Austria’s famous sweets! Duration approximately 5 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 10 passenger(s) is required to operate this option.

Price: £99


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Is there a limit to luggage that can be brought on the tour?

Yes. Baggage is limited to 1 checked bag and 1 carry per person.

What currencies are required for this tour?

Local currency.

Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

We can accommodate children as young as 5 years old, provided they are traveling / rooming with a parent or legal guardian.

Are vaccinations required for this tour?

Effective immediately and until further notice, all guests will be required to bring one of the following: proof of vaccination (official vaccination certificate in paper or electronic form), proof of recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result (FDA Approved diagnostic) for a test performed 72-hours or less from the start date of the tour with you on tour to verify information you will be pro

Are airport transfers included in this tour?

No, unless you purchase and land and air package from Collette.

    Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    Absolutley. Out tours are crafted with that in mind – striking a balance between included experiences and time to explore on your own.

    Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

    No, the fees associated with required Visa’s are an additional expense.

    Will passengers from another country be participating in the tour?

    Yes, most likely. Our tours draw travelers from the United States, Canada and Australia, predominatly.

    What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

    Varies by tour.

    Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes, you will receive full information within the weeks leading up to your departure.

    Do you require a visa for this holiday?

    That will vary by country of residence and country destination.

    What is the tipping policy?

    Igratuities for included meals and accommodation housekeeping are included. It is customary to tip you Tour Manager and driver at the end of the tour.

    Is the tour coach air conditioned?

    Primarily, yes. All of the coaches used must meet rigourous safety and cleanliness standards.

    Is free Wi-Fi available in the accommodation used?

    Yes.

    Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

    Yes, it varies by tour.

    Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes.

    Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    Yes, with few exception.

    What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

    Varies by tour, but typically thjey are 4* / 4*+, and an occaissional 5*

    Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    Yes, our Customer Care center would be happy to help.

    What is the maximum group size?

    Varies by tour.

    Are flights included in this tour?

    No.

    Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Yes, an experienced Tour Manager, with the passion for travel, discovery and the destination - will guide you through your journey from start to finish,

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