The distinct cultures of Switzerland, Austria, and Bavaria await you. Explore delightful Lucerne, "Swiss Paradise on the Lake," and enjoy a walking tour featuring the Alstadt (Old Town), Chapel Bridge, and Jesuit church. While in Innsbruck, enjoy a panoramic visit to this city's Olympic landmarks. In beautiful Salzburg, stroll through Mirabell Gardens and along the quaint Getreidegasse (site of Mozart's birthplace). Have dinner in Austria's oldest restaurant, St. Peter's. Fairy tales come to life with a picture stop at Bavaria's most famous castle, Neuschwanstein. Your amazing journey concludes in the charming village of Oberammergau. Here you'll witness a spectacular performance of the Oberammergau Passion Play, whose origins date back to 1634. Watch as the entire village comes together to present you with their rendition of this Biblical story.
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- 10 Days
|Day 1||Bern||Set out to experience Switzerland, Austria, Bavaria and the Oberammergau Passion Play.|
|Day 2||Lucerne||Your tour opens in Lucerne, one of Switzerland's most charming and beloved towns. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.|
|Day 3||Lucerne||Explore Lucerne, the "Swiss Paradise on the Lake." Enjoy a walking tour of the Alstadt (Old Town) and discover the hidden treasures of the city. Lucerne has more than 800 years of history. Explore such medieval treasures as the covered Chapel Bridge; 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. This afternoon, perhaps you will take an optional excursion to nearby Mt. Pilatus, where you can see as far as Italy on a clear day.|
|Day 4||Lucerne||Travel along the shores of Lake Geneva to the legendary, medieval ChAteau de Chillon. This princely residence faces the lake but 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 wood chalets.|
|Day 5||Lucerne||Enjoy a leisurely morning before departing Switzerland for Austria. En route, 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. This afternoon arrive in Innsbruck, capital of the Alps.|
|Day 6||Innsbruck||This morning, it's your choice! Choose 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.|
|Day 7||Innsbruck||Travel through the picturesque Austrian countryside to Salzburg. Upon arrival, 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.|
|Day 8||Innsbruck||Cross the border into Bavaria, Germany to the quaint village of Oberammergau. This afternoon, witness a performance of the epic Passion Play. The original performance dates back to 1634. During the Thirty Years' War, Oberammergau was spared the Black Plague and for this reason, the citizens vowed that every ten years they would give a play to honor the last days of the life of Christ. The performers of this once-in-a-decade event are all native to the village. To lend authenticity to the performance, the cast starts to grow their hair and beards more than a year in advance. During a break of the performance, join your fellow travelers for dinner before returning for the remainder of your Passion Play performance.|
|Day 9||Oberammergau||Begin your day with a visit to Linderhof Palace, one of the most artistic and stylistically complex ensembles of the 19th century. It is the only palace King Ludwig II of Bavaria was able to complete. Behind the Baroque faCade is a Rococo world, rich in abundant ornamentation, with many sculptural elements showing workmanship of an incomparable artistic quality. Next, enjoy free time to explore medieval Fussen, the romantic town in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps. Make a special picture stop at Neuschwanstein Castle before gathering for a farewell dinner celebrating the end of a memorable trip.|
|Day 10||Munich||Your tour comes to a close today.|
- Hotel Waldstaetterhof - Lucerne, Switzerland
- Hotel Innsbruck - Innsbruck, Austria
- Oberammergau region hotel - Oberammergau Region, Germany
- Movenpick Hotel Munich Airport - Munich, Germany
- * NOTE: Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.