Country Roads of Bavaria, Switzerland & Austria - with Oberammergau, Classic Group, 2022

11/27/2020 through 09/20/2022
11/27/2020 through 09/23/2022
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Country Roads Of Bavaria, Switzerland & Austria – With Oberammergau, Classic Group, 2022
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.


Authentic Dining

  • Munich: What better way to start your journey than a Welcome Dinner at a typical German local restaurant, Donisl restaurant.
  • Vienna: For your dining pleasure, you are offered a selection of Vienna’s vibrant restaurants. With drinks, a delicious 3-course dinner and Glühwein in abundance, your Dine-Around Evening is a culinary experience not to be missed.
  • Stanserhorn: A spectacular journey by cable car and cogwheel railway takes you to the summit for expansive mountain views over Lake Lucerne for your special Celebration Dinner. Fill your glasses with wine and toast to newfound friends.
  • Dining Summary: 10 Breakfasts (B), 2 Dinners (D), 4 Dinners with Wine (DW)

Insight Choice

  • Vienna: Choose between a guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace or alternatively, join your Local Expert to stroll through the manicured ground and the 18th century Crown Prince Garden.

Top Rated Highlights

  • Munich: See Feldherrnhalle in the Odeonsplatz, the Palace of the Dukes of Wittelsbach, the English Garden, the Hofbräuhaus, St. Peter’s Church and the famous Marienplatz.
  • Neuschwanstein: 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.
  • Oberammergau: Experience the spectacular Passion Play that has made this town famous. Watch from your premium seat as local villagers perform as they have since 1634 in this once in a decade event. An emotive and critically acclaimed performance depicting Christ’s last days, this is an event not to be missed.
  • Salzburg: 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.
  • Vienna: 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.
  • Kindberg: During your orientation see the colourful maypole.
  • St Veit an der Glan: During your orientation learn about this historic town.
  • Innsbruck: Enjoy an orientation with your Travel Director as you walk the narrow streets of the Old Town, lined with medieval houses and arcades, to see the Golden Roof.
  • St Moritz: During your orientation of this alpine resort see the spa quarter and glacial lake.
  • Glacier 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.
  • Lucerne: During your orientation with your Travel Director, see the emotive Lion Monument, Jesuit Church and Chapel Bridge.


Itinerary

Day 1 Welcome to Fun-Loving Munich
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Day 2 Jewels of the Bavarian Alps
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Day 3 The City of Mozart and on to Vienna
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Day 4 Vienna and the Habsburgs
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Day 5 Sleepy Austrian Byways to St. Veit an der Glan
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Day 6 Pass the Dolomites to Innsbruck and Oberammergau
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Day 7 The Passion Play
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Day 8 The Engadine Valley and Chic St. Moritz
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Day 9 All aboard the Glacier Express and on to Lucerne
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Day 10 Dinner at the ‘Roof of Europe’ in Stanserhorn.
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Day 11 Leave Lucerne for Zurich
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