10 Days & 12 Meals: 8 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners
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Collette’s Flagship: Collette’s tours open the door to a world of amazing destinations. Marvel at must-see sights, sample regional cuisine, stay in centrally located hotels and connect with new and captivating cultures.These itineraries offer an inspiring and easy way to experience the world, where an expert guide takes care of all the details.
Ride the GoldenPass Panoramic Train from Montreux to Gstaad. Walk the halls of the legendary, medieval Château de Chillon, located on the shores of Lake Geneva. Witness the musical tradition of Austria during a Tyrolean folklore show.
Spend a day exploring Salzburg’s historic past and charming old town. Enjoy a walking tour of Lucerne’s Altstadt (Old Town). Travel to Bavaria and see the famous Neuschwanstein Castle.
Savor a dinner featuring local cuisine such as traditional cheese fondue. Enjoy traditional cuisine in one of Bern’s great restaurants. Delight in dinner at the 1,200-year-old St. Peter’s Restaurant, Austria’s oldest.
Highlights: Bern, Château de Chillon, Montreux, GoldenPass Panoramic Train, Gstaad, Lucerne, Choice on Tour, Innsbruck, Austrian Alps, Salzburg, Mirabell Gardens, St. Peter’s Restaurant, Tyrolean Folklore Show, Bavaria, Oberammergau
Day 1: Thursday, August 22, 2019 Overnight Flight Set out to discover spectacular Switzerland, Austria and Bavaria
Day 2: Friday, August 23, 2019 Bern, Switzerland – Tour Begins Your tour opens in Bern, the capital of Switzerland. This UNESCO World Heritage site rests 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 today. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner featuring local cuisine such as traditional cheese fondue. (D)
Day 3: Saturday, August 24, 2019 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 Old Town’s skyline. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore independently or perhaps take a ride in the red carriages of the Gurtenbahn funicular railway, climbing Gurten Mountain to an altitude of 2,574 feet (858 meters) for impressive views of Bern, the surrounding towns and mountains. (B)
Day 4: Sunday, August 25, 2019 Château de Chillon – Montreux – Train Ride – Gstaad – Bern Travel along the shores of Lake Geneva to the legendary, medieval Château de Chillon. This princely residence faces the lake and puts forth the image of an imposing fortress from the mountains. Later, enjoy inspiring Alpine views with a ride on the GoldenPass Panoramic Train from Montreux to Gstaad. Discover the delightful ambience of this world-famous Alpine ski resort with its numerous traditional
wooden chalets. (B)
Day 5: Monday, August 26, 2019 Bern – Lucerne – Bern Set out for Lucerne, the “Swiss Paradise on the Lake.” Enjoy a leisurely paced Altstadt (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. Tonight we dine at one of Bern’s great restaurants. (B, D)
Day 6: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 Bern – Innsbruck, Austria En route to Innsbruck we make our way through Liechtenstein, the smallest and richest 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. (B)
Day 7: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 Innsbruck – Salzburg – Innsbruck Travel through the picturesque
Austrian countryside to Salzburg. There, enjoy a leisurely paced 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. (B, D)
Day 8: Thursday, August 29, 2019 Innsbruck 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. Later, experience the rich musical tradition of mountainous Austria during a Tyrolean folklore show hosted by a locally well-known musical family. (B)
Day 9: Friday, August 30, 2019 Innsbruck – Bavaria, Germany – Oberammergau – Innsbruck Today fairy tales come to life with a picture stop at Bavaria’s famous Neuschwanstein Castle. Visit Wies Church (UNESCO) before heading to the picturesque village of Oberammergau. Enjoy a brief tour and learn more about this charming place, famous for its Passion Play. Performed every ten years to fulfill a pledge made by the villagers to God for sparing their city from the plague in 1633, the Passion Play has grown into an international event. Tonight you are treated to a farewell dinner in one of Innsbruck’s most famous traditional restaurants. (B, D)
Day 10: Saturday, August 31, 2019 Innsbruck – Tour Ends. Your tour comes to an end in Innsbruck. (B)
Itinerary at a glance:
Day 1: Overnight Flight
Days 2 – 5: Hotel Bern, Bern
Days 6 – 9: Hotel Innsbruck, Innsbruck
*On some dates alternate hotels may be used.
Experience It! GoldenPass Panoramic Train
This legendary train ride, one of Switzerland’s many scenic rides, connects central Switzerland and Lake Geneva. Departing from Montreux, the train makes an exhilarating ascent through vineyards and country estates, traveling along the shimmering lake. This journey takes you past weathered timber chalets with their flower-bedecked windows to Gstaad. It’s just as you always imagined Switzerland. Towering peaks and majestic fir trees reach toward a limitless sky. Immerse yourself in all the breathtaking magnificence from the comfort of your seat on board the train.
● Included breakfasts are buffet breakfasts.
● Single accommodations are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis.
● Triple accommodations are not available.
● To complete your tour, we include roundtrip airport-to-hotel transfers when purchasing our 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.
● This tour includes moderate physical activity.
● The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, upstairs or on uneven walking surfaces should be expected.
● Air passengers will arrive into Zurich, Switzerland airport and depart from Munich, Germany
airport. All transfers will depart from/return to these airports.
● Please be advised many airlines do not provide advance seat assignments until check-in at the airport. Advance seating will be subject to the airline’s terms and conditions.
● Due to tour scheduling, flights must arrive prior to 4:00 p.m. Return flights should not be booked prior to 10:00 a.m.
● Economy air rate and schedule are applicable for groups of 10 or more traveling on the same flights and dates.
● A deposit of $500 per person is due upon reservation. Reservations are made on a first come, first served basis. Reservations made after the deposit due date of February 15, 2019 are based upon availability.
● Final payment due by June 23, 2019. Deposits are refundable up until February 22, 2019.
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