Germany and Switzerland

Germany and Switzerland

Depart:
Escorted Tour-Land Only

15 Days/ 14 Nights

2016 Departures:

May 22
June 26
July 24
August 28
September 25*

*Oktoberfest supplement $299 per person

Germany�s magnificent castles and the impressive Swiss Alps invite you to explore the rich history and culture of these countries. Each city boasts different stories and treasures that will transform this trip into a delightful experience. Sample delicious German beer and Swiss cheese and chocolate.
Price per Person:
In a double room $4999
Single supplement $1299

This tour can also be taken on a private basis. Please Call or Email for prices.
Package Includes:
14 nights first class hotels all with private facilities
Arrival transfer-if arriving on scheduled day
Breakfast each morning
5 dinners-drinks not included
Transportation between cities
English speaking tour escort
Sightseeing as per itinerary
Entrance fees to the following: Heidelberg, Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castles
Black Forest farm visit with cheese tasting
Hotel taxes and service charges
Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive Frankfurt
Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your centrally located hotel. Remainder of the day is at leisure in this bustling city.We recommend an optional boat excursion on the Rhine from R�desheim to St. Goar (regular and private services available). Frankfurt is the financial and commercial heart of Germany, a city full of fascinating contrasts between modern development and historic landmarks. 7pm welcome dinner at the hotel. Overnight Hotel Movenpick Frankfurt City or similar.

Day 2 Frankfurt-Heidelberg-Black Forest
In the morning travel from Frankfurt to Heidelberg. Visit the famous castle ascending with the cable car and enjoy a sightseeing tour of its historic city center. Idyllically located on the shores of the Neckar River, Heidelberg is Germany�s oldest university town and one of the most popular destinations in the country. Continue to the famous Black Forest region. This night you will have an authentic experience: Enjoy a typical Black Forest dinner and overnight in a romantically located hotel. If you like enjoy a little walk to the beautiful Ravenna Gorge or see the region�s oldest chapel, both are next to the hotel. Overnight at the Hotel Hofgut Sternen.

Day 3 Black Forest-Lindau-Fussen
After breakfast enjoy a short presentation on the cuckoo clock production. Continue to a small traditional Black Forest farm where you will have a cheese tasting and you will see the true life of the Black Forest. After travel to Lake Titisee, nestled in the legendary Black Forest. Continue the tour to the small island of Lindau in Lake Constance, which boasts spectacular views of the Alps. Depending on weather conditions the tour will take the Alpine road from Lindau to Oberstaufen and Immenstadt to your final destination Fussen, the southernmost point on your tour of Romantic Germany. Accommodation at the Hotel Hirsch.

Day 4 Fussen-Neuschwanstein-Oberammergau-Linderhof Castle-Innsbruck
Begin the day with a visit to Neuschwanstein Castle, built by Ludwig II, the notorious "Mad King". In the midday travel to Oberammergau, famous for its Passion Play and lovely crafts. Along the way visit the Wieskirche Church before continuing the tour to visit Linderhof Castle. This is one of the 3 castles built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria and the only one where the king actually lived for a significant amount of time. After a brief stop at the Ettal Benedictine Abbey. Today's final destination is Innsbruck. .Accommodation at the Hotel Grauer Bar.

Day 5 Innsbruck-Munich
In the morning enjoy a sightseeing tour of Innsbruck, Austria, located in the Inn valley, in the heart of the Alps. In the afternoon travel to Munich. Accommodation at the Hotel Holiday Inn Munich.

Day 6 Munich
After breakfast visit the city's main attractions, concluding the tour at the Marienplatz square with its famous clock tower. The capital of Bavaria state, Munich, is famous for its Oktoberfest, which is annually celebrated in September. The afternoon is free to explore at your leisure. In the evening you enjoy a traditional Bavarian dinner. Overnight at the Hotel Holiday Inn Munich or similar.

Day 7 Munich-Zurich
Breakfast at the hotel. Around noon you will be transferred to the train station. Travel by train from Munich to Zurich (2nd class reserved seats). Upon arrival in Zurich you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight at the Hotel Swissotel Zurich or similar.

Day 8 Zurich
Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Zurich and its main monuments. Take in fabulous views of the Alps and Lake Zurich from the Hohenstrasse. Stop briefly in Rapperswil, the quaint City of Roses. On your way back to Zurich you enjoy a lovely cruise on Lake Zurich (no guide). Arrival at Zurich-B�rkliplatz. Make your own way back to the hotel. Overnight at the Hotel Swissotel Zurich or similar.

Day 9 Zurich-Lucerne-Mount Titlis-Interlaken
Departure for Lucerne. Short sightseeing tour and free time to explore on your own. At noon continue to Engelberg. Take the rotating Rotair cable car to the top of Mount Titlis and its spectacular glacier. From an elevation of 3.020 m, you can enjoy spectacular views of the Central Alps. In the afternoon continue to Brienz and visit the local wood carvers. Your next destination is Interlaken at the foot of Mount Jungfrau.Overnight at the Hotel Interlaken or similar.

Day 10 Interlaken-Bern-Gruyeres-Geneva
From Interlaken drive along Lake Thun to Bern. After a sightseeing tour of the city, continue to Gruyeres, a picturesque village with its impressive medieval castle. Overnight in cosmopolitan Geneva. Overnight at the Hotel Ramada Encore or similar.

Day 11 Geneva-Montreux-Zermatt
Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Geneva and visit the beautiful parks along the lake, the cathedral and the European headquarters of the UN. Then travel to Lausanne and Montreux, passing the magnificent Chillon Castle. Free time to explore Montreux. In the afternoon travel up the Rodano river valley as far as T�sch. From here you continue by narrow gauge train to Zermatt, nestled at the foot of mighty Mount Matterhorn. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel Alex or similar.

Day 12 Zermatt-Lugano
In the morning you are free to explore at your leisure or take an optional excursion to the top of Mount Gornegrat (not included). In the afternoon you return to T�sch where you board the bus for a spectacular drive over the high Nufenen mountain pass to Lugano. Overnight at the Grand Hotel Eden or similar.

Day 13 Lugano-Lake Como-St. Moritz
In the morning travel to Italy to visit magnificent Lake Como. Travel along the shore of the lake via Menaggio to Chiavenna in the Beggaglia valley. In Castasegna cross back into Switzerland and complete today�s tour in the ski resort of St. Moritz. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel Schweizerhof or similar.

Day 14 St. Moritz-Liechtenstein-Zurich
In the morning travel via Fluela and Davos to Vaduz, the capital of Liechtenstein. Free time to explore this charming city. In the afternoon continue to Zurich via the Toggenburg region, famous for its picturesque houses. Arrival at Zurich the Swiss�tel around 5 pm for overnight

Day 15 Zurich-End of Tour
Tour ends after breakfast. Self transfer to airport or you can extend your stay in Switzerland or continue to Italy or Austria.

Additional nights in Frankfurt and/or Zurich available.



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