Exploring the Alpine Countries

Discover storybook castles and glittering palaces amidst stunning Alpine vistas as you explore Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Begin in Vienna with a visit to Schonbrunn Palace. Take a charming cruise on the Danube and see Melk Abbey. Enjoy a Mozart Dinner Concert in the Baroque Hall of centuries-old St. Peter's Restaurant in Salzburg, the "City of Music." Spend a night in the heart of the Black Forest. Visit Oberammergau, famous for the Passion Play and expert woodcarvers, and savor a magical dinner complete with a visit by local village performers. Enjoy picture stops at Bavaria's famous Neuschwanstein Castle and a guided tour of the Chateau de Chillon on Lake Geneva. Delight in a scenic train ride aboard the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn into the relaxing pedestrian village of Zermatt where you will spend two nights in this Swiss Alpine village at the foot of the Matterhorn. Relax during two nights in Lucerne, 'the Swiss Paradise on the Lake.'

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12 Days
Day 1ViennaOvernight Flight: Set out to explore three distinct Alpine cultures set amid incredible landscapes.
Day 2ViennaVienna, Austria - Tour Begins: Your tour opens in Vienna. This evening, meet your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner featuring regional wine and a meal highlighting the local cuisine.
Day 3ViennaVienna: Come to know Vienna this morning during a locally guided tour that showcases its architectural marvels. You will visit the incredible Schonbrunn Palace and see the impressive St. Stephen's Cathedral. This afternoon, enjoy free time to explore the avenues of Vienna or visit one of its many museums.
Day 4ViennaVienna - Salzburg: After a short journey through the countryside, embark upon a charming cruise along the Danube,* one of Europe's most important waterways. Later, make a stop at the Benedictine Melk Abbey before continuing to the 'City of Music,' Salzburg. Tonight, transport back in time during a Mozart Dinner Concert in the elegant Baroque Hall of the centuries-old St. Peter's Restaurant.
Day 5SalzburgSalzburg: Discover the splendor of Salzburg on a leisurely paced walking tour of the Old Town. Some of the amazing sights you will see along the way include the Cathedral, Mozart's birthplace and Mirabell Gardens.
Day 6SalzburgSalzburg - Munich, Germany - Oberammergau/Garmisch-Partenkirchen: Welcome to Germany. In Munich, feel the energy of this lively and fascinating city during a tour that highlights Olympic Park, the world-famous Glockenspiel** and Marienplatz, a beautiful square surrounded by shops, restaurants and cafes. Later in the day, arrive at your home for the next two nights - the quaint village of Oberammergau, renowned for woodcarvings and the Passion Play. This evening, enjoy a magical dinner and a visit by a local performer from the village.
Day 7OberammergauOberammergau/Garmisch-Partenkirchen - Innsbruck, Austria- Oberammergau: Take in the scenery of the spectacular Bavarian Alps en route to enchanting Innsbruck, located in Tyrolean Austria. Then, it's your choice! Walk through the charming streets of Innsbruck on a locally guided tour and take in landmarks such as the Golden Roof -OR- visit the Museum of Tyrolean Regional Heritage, getting a glimpse into this historic region through traditional costumes and handicrafts.
Day 8OberammergauOberammergau/Garmisch-Partenkirchen - Black Forest: Today fairytales become reality during a picture stop of Bavaria's most famous castle, King Ludwig's Neuschwanstein. Next you are off to the heart of the Black Forest, a region famous for artisans who create authentic cuckoo clocks and Hummels.
Day 9Black ForestBlack Forest - Zermatt, Switzerland: Welcome to Switzerland! Your first stop en route to Zermatt is at one of the most photographed castles in the world, the Chateau de Chillon, located on serene Lake Geneva. Later, enjoy a short train ride aboard the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn from Tasch to the relaxing pedestrian village of Zermatt in the Swiss Alps. Take a stroll and breathe in the fresh Alpine air.
Day 10ZermattZermatt: All of Zermatt is at your fingertips. Enjoy a full day at leisure or perhaps you will set out on a one-of-a-kind adventure on a leisurely guided hike through the very heart of the Swiss Alps.
Day 11ZermattZermatt - Grimsel Pass - Lucerne: Views of glaciers, crystal clear rivers and snowcapped mountains will invigorate you as you travel through the spectacular scenery of the Grimsel Pass. Your destination is the 'Swiss Paradise on the Lake,' the city of Lucerne.
Day 12LucerneLucerne: Set out on a scenic walking tour of this picturesque city, including a stroll through its romantic Old Town. The remainder of the day is yours to relax or independently explore the best of Lucerne. Tonight, come together with your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner featuring local specialties and toast the end of a wonderful trip.
Day 13LucerneLucerne - Tour Ends: Your tour comes to a close today.

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* 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.


  • Exploring the Alpine Countries

    Discover storybook castles and glittering palaces amidst stunning Alpine vistas as you explore Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Begin in Vienna with a visit to Schonbrunn Palace. Take a charming cruise on the Danube and see Melk Abbey.

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