Country Roads Bavaria Switzerland Austria

Start: Munich Finish: Zurich

Visiting: Munich, Salzburg, Vienna, Kindberg, Innsbruck, Lucerne, Zurich


Duration: 10 Nights

Tour Operator: Insight Vacations


Prices From: $4604

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Tour Overview

Surprisingly, the vineyards, gabled shop fronts and opulent palaces play second fiddle to the scenery. Experience the magical, unrivalled beauty of the Alpine world, on-board the enthralling Glacier Express. Explore the quaint village of Oberammergau as it springs into action for the once in a decade Passion Play with included premium tickets to the world famous performance.

Highlights

  • iconVienna: During your orientation led by your Travel Director, travel along the Ring Road to see the Hofburg Imperial Residence, Opera House, Parliament Building and Karlskirche.
  • iconNeuschwanstein: Visit the archetypal fairy-tale castle that allegedly inspired many of Walt Disney's castles. Led by a local historian, walk through the magnificent halls, take in the lavish decoration and enjoy spectacular views.
  • iconGlacier Express: Travel along the route of the world-famous Glacier Express, through looping tunnels and dizzying viaducts, in the scenic heart of the Swiss Alps, on a regional train fully powered by hydroelectricity.
  • iconVienna: For your dining pleasure, you are offered a selection of Vienna's vibrant restaurants. With drinks, a delicious 3-course dinner and Gluhwein in abundance, your Dine-Around Evening is a culinary experience not to be missed.
  • iconSalzburg: Join your Local Expert to visit the formal gardens of Mirabell Palace and Residence Square - both locations used in 'The Sound of Music.' You will also see the imposing fortress, the immense cathedral and Mozart's birthplace on the lively Getreidegasse.
  • iconDining Summary: 10 Breakfasts (B), 2 Dinners (D), 4 Dinners with Wine (DW)
  • iconMunich: What better way to start your journey than a Welcome Dinner at a typical German local restaurant, Donisl restaurant.
  • iconVienna: Choose between a guided tour of Schonbrunn Palace or alternatively, join your Local Expert to stroll through the manicured ground and the 18th century Crown Prince Garden.
  • iconLucerne: During your orientation with your Travel Director, see the emotive Lion Monument, Jesuit Church and Chapel Bridge.
  • iconKindberg: During your orientation see the colourful maypole.
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Itinerary

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icon Day 1: Welcome to Fun-Loving Munich

Location: Munich

Accommodation: Pullman Munich Hotel.

Meals: Dinner with Wine

Transfers to your hotel leave Munich airport at 10:00 and 13:00.Join your Travel Director at 15:30 for an orientation tour of the city. See the Feldherrnhalle in the Odeonsplatz, the Palace of the Dukes of Wittelsbach, the English Garden, the Hofbräuhaus, St. Peter's Church and the famous Marienplatz.Join your fellow guests for a drink and enjoy a pleasant Welcome Dinner at Donisl restaurant.(Dinner with Wine)

icon Day 2: Jewels of the Bavarian Alps

Location: Munich

Accommodation: Pullman Munich Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Embark on an exciting visit to Neuschwanstein Castle, bristling with turrets and pinnacles and built as a retreat for the wildly eccentric King Ludwig II. See the extravagantly decorated apartments, including the Throne Room and Lohengrin Grotto. On your return to Munich, the rest of the day is free for you to explore Bavaria's capital city. Perhaps visit one of its many art galleries and museums, or relax and enjoy a coffee in the delightful Marienplatz?(Breakfast)

icon Day 3: The City of Mozart and on to Vienna

Location: Munich, Salzburg, Vienna

Accommodation: InterContinental Vienna.

Meals: Breakfast

A short drive over the Austrian border leads to Salzburg, 'alive with the sound of music'. Join your Local Expert who will show you the formal gardens of Mirabell Palace, Residenzplatz, the city's imposing fortress, the immense cathedral in the Old Town and Mozart’s birthplace on the lively Getreidegasse. Continue to the Austrian capital of Vienna.(Breakfast)

icon Day 4: Vienna and the Habsburgs

Location: Vienna

Accommodation: InterContinental Vienna.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Explore Schönbrunn with Insight Choice. Tour the Palace and marvel at its frescoed ceilings, crystal chandeliers and gilded ornaments. Alternatively, join your Local Expert to stroll through the manicured grounds and enter the 18th century Crown Prince Garden. Then see the city's many highlights, including St. Charles' Church, the Hofburg Palace, Parliament and State Opera House. This evening, enjoy a Dine-Around experience from your choice of specially selected restaurants.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

icon Day 5: Sleepy Austrian Byways to St. Veit an der Glan

Location: Vienna, Kindberg

Accommodation: Hotel Die Zeit, Sankt Veit and der Glan.

Meals: Breakfast

Take a delightful drive through undiscovered Austria.Climb the dramatic Semmering Pass and stop in Kindberg with its colourful maypole.Continue south to the border to arrive in historic St. Veit an der Glan.(Breakfast)

icon Day 6: Pass the Dolomites to Innsbruck and Oberammergau

Location: Innsbruck

Accommodation: Oberammergau and surrounding villages.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Pass the magnificent Dolomites as your journey continues through the High Alps to arrive at mountain-ringed Innsbruck. An orientation of Innsbruck shows you the 14th century houses of the old town, the impressive Imperial Palace and the delightful Golden Roof. Then continue north to Oberammergau, situated in the heart of the Bavarian Alps and home of the Passion Play since 1634.(Breakfast / Dinner)

icon Day 7: The Passion Play

Location: Innsbruck

Accommodation: Oberammergau and surrounding villages.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

After a morning at leisure in charming Oberammergau, take your premium reserved seats to witness the world famous Passion Play, re-enacting the last days of Christ on earth. After a break for dinner in a local restaurant, the captivating performance continues into the evening.(Breakfast / Dinner)

icon Day 8: The Engadine Valley and Chic St. Moritz

Location: Innsbruck

Accommodation: Crystal Hotel / Hotel Steffani, St. Moritz.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Take in the stunning views of the beautiful Engadine Valley, as you enter Switzerland headed for the chic Alpine resort of St. Moritz. Enjoy St. Moritz's marvellous scenery, fresh air and perhaps visit its many luxury boutiques. You may even choose to step aboard the Bernina Express to experience one of Europe's most outstanding train journeys.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

icon Day 9: All aboard the Glacier Express and on to Lucerne

Location: Lucerne

Accommodation: Hotel Astoria, Lucerne.

Meals: Breakfast

Embark on an iconic train journey onboard the Glacier Express, as you take in vistas of ice-capped mountains, stone-built villages and lush meadows. Ascend through the spiral tunnels of the Albula Pass and cross the Landwasser Viaduct before heading down through the Oberalp Valley to rejoin the coach at Andermatt. Continue north, following the staggering Schollenen Gorge through William Tell country, to lovely lakeside Lucerne, one of Europe’s most popular cities set on the banks of Lake Lucerne. Join your Travel Director to see the sorrowful sculpture of the dying lion, cut out of a limestone cliff to commemorate the Swiss Guards who died at the Battle of the Tuileries.(Breakfast)

icon Day 10: Dinner at the ‘Roof of Europe’ in Stanserhorn.

Location: Lucerne

Accommodation: Hotel Astoria, Lucerne.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Enjoy the morning at your leisure to explore the city's 14th century covered wooden bridges, painted gables, old walls and watch towers of the medieval fortifications. Stroll across the Chapel Bridge to the Jesuit Church, or use your free time to shop. Later, head to the town of Stans where you'll embark on a scenic journey by funicular railway and cable car, to the summit of the stunning Stanserhorn. On a clear day there are views as far as Alsace in France and the Black Forest in Germany.Here amid true Alpine majesty, your journey literally peaks with an unforgettable Celebration Dinner, hosted in Drehrestaurant Rondorama, located atop the mountain. Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine and admire the stunning 360-degree views as the restaurant slowly rotates throughout the evening, ensuring you don't miss a thing.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

icon Day 11: Leave Lucerne for Zurich

Location: Lucerne, Zurich

Meals: Breakfast

Your alpine adventures end this morning, with a transfer to Zurich airport arriving at 08:00.(Breakfast)

What's Included

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    We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels

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    We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door

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    Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available)

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    If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times

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    Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom

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    From time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination

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    Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas

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    Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary

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    If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport

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    Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency

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    Insight Vacations requires a deposit of 20% to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 56 days before departure..

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