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10 Day Germany, Switzerland & Austria


Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights NYC-Frankfurt, Munich-NYC
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 8 nights First Class accommodations
    • 1 night Mainz
    • 1 night Heidelberg
    • 2 nights Lucerne
    • 1 night Innsbruck
    • 1 night Salzburg
    • 2 nights Munich
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 11 meals: 8 breakfasts, 3 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

Special Features

  • Rhine River Cruise
  • Rhine Falls
  • Lucerne Lion Monument
  • Neuschwanstein Castle
  • Golden Roof, Innsbruck
  • Salzburg City Tour

DAY 1, Friday - Depart the USA
Depart the USA for Germany. Your flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment for the journey

DAY 2, Saturday - Arrive in Frankfurt
Arrive in Frankfurt and transfer to your hotel in nearby Mainz on the mighty River Rhine. Balance of the day at leisure. This evening, enjoy a welcome drink and orientation with your tour director followed by dinner at the hotel
Overnight: Mainz
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Sunday - Rhine River Cruise - Heidelberg
Today enjoy a full day excursion that begins with a cruise on the Rhine. Enjoy vistas of ruined hilltop castles, terraced vineyards and villages of timber-framed houses along the course of the river and see the famed Lorelei rock. Continue to the university town of Heidelberg to see the impressive red sandstone castle above the quaint old town on the banks of the River Neckar
Overnight: Heidelberg
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Monday - Black Forest - Rhine Falls
Head south today for a scenic drive through the Black Forest. Continue to view the mighty Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen in Switzerland before arriving in lakeside Lucerne in the midst of the Swiss Alps for two relaxing nights
Overnight: Lucerne
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Tuesday - Full Day Lucerne
Enjoy a full day in the heart of central Switzerland beginning with a brief tour of the Lion Monument, the 14th century Chapel Bridge and the lakeshore drive. Perhaps later shop for chocolate, watches and cuckoo clocks
Optional: Mount Pilatus Tour
Overnight: Lucerne
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Wednesday - Liechtenstein - Innsbruck City Tour
First stop is in the tiny Principality of Liechtenstein and its capital Vaduz, a proud remnant of feudal Europe sandwiched between Switzerland and Austria. Next cross into Austria and journey to the heart of the Tyrol and the mountain encircled Innsbruck. See the ski jump from the winter Olympics, the Wilten Basilica with its stunning rococo decorations and the Hofburg with its Golden Roof and medieval arcaded shops in the old town
Optional: Tyrolean Evening with drinks
Overnight: Innsbruck
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Thursday - Neuschwanstein Castle Visit
Start with a drive through glorious Alpine scenery for a highlight visit to Bavaria's "Mad" King Ludwigs fantasy castle, Neuschwanstein perched high above the valley below. This afternoon, head to elegant Salzburg
Overnight: Salzburg
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Friday - Salzburg City Tour
Enjoy a morning sightseeing of Salzburg. This baroque jewel was the birthplace of the composer Mozart and the guided walking tour will view the house where he was born, as well as the squares and gardens of this delightful city, crowned by the 11th century Hohensalzburg fortress. This is also the city of the movie "The Sound of Music" so be sure to watch out for familiar sights used during filming on location. Late this afternoon, arrive in Munich
Optional: Berchtesgaden & Eagle's Nest Tour (PM)
Overnight: Munich
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Saturday - Munich City Tour
This morning's sightseeing tour features the Olympic Stadium and a photo stop at Nymphenburg Palace. Drive among the countless museums, palaces and historic monuments to Konigsplatz, and Marienplatz with its mechanical clock and the neo-gothic city hall. This evening enjoy dinner at a local restaurant
Optional: Linderhof & Oberammergau Tour (PM)
Overnight: Munich
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Sunday - Depart for the USA
Transfer to the Munich airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

    Book your Optional Tours before you travel and see more, save time, save money, and protect your investment. Tours purchased while traveling may cost an extra 10% or even more! Tours often sell out - avoid disappointment! Save your cash - many countries do not accept credit cards. Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure.

    Book your Optional Tours before you travel and see more, save time, save money, and protect your investment. Tours purchased while traveling may cost an extra 10% or even more! Tours often sell out - avoid disappointment! Save your cash - many countries do not accept credit cards. Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure.

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    *Not Included:
    Optional tours and gratuities.


    Additional Information:
    Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

    Oct 4 departure: Some passengers will be accommodated at the Palace Luzern in Lucerne and the Holiday Inn Salzburg.


    Entry Requirements:
    Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.




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