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Surprisingly, the vineyards, gabled shop fronts and opulent palaces play second fiddle to the scenery. Experience the magical, unrivalled beauty of the Alpine world, on-board the enthralling Glacier Express.
Continue on to Oberammergau, home of the Passion Play since 1634. With your Tour Director, see the immense theatre and colourful chalets before checking into your hotel for the night.
The morning is at leisure in this beautiful city with its 14th century covered wooden bridges, painted gables, old walls and watch towers of the medieval fortifications. Stroll across the Chapel Bridge to the Jesuit Church, or use your free time to shop. Later, head to the town of Stans, to embark on a scenic journey by funicular railway and cable car, to the summit of the stunning Stanserhorn. On a clear day there are views as far as Alsace and the Black Forest in Germany. Here, amid true Alpine majesty, your amazing journey literally peaks with a fabulous farewell Celebration Dinner in a panoramic restaurant. This will be a fantastic bird's-eye wining and dining experience you'll never forget!
11 Buffet Breakfasts (BB); plus 1 Welcome Dinner (WD), 3 three-course table d'hôte Dinner (DW), 1 Dine-Around (DA) and 1 Celebration Dinner (CD) all with wine, plus tea or coffee.
|Depart Date||Return Date||Price||Discount||AvailabilityPrice|
|21 Apr 17||3 May 17||$3,395$3,140pp||Early PaymentPay by Feb 28||
$3,395 $3,140 pp
|10 May 17||22 May 17||$3,495pp||
|12 May 17||24 May 17||$3,495pp||
|19 May 17||31 May 17||$3,495pp||
|26 May 17||7 Jun 17||$3,495pp||
|2 Jun 17||14 Jun 17||$3,495pp|
|16 Jun 17||28 Jun 17||$3,475$3,214pp||Early PaymentPay by Feb 28||
$3,475 $3,214 pp
|23 Jun 17||5 Jul 17||$3,475$3,214pp||Early PaymentPay by Feb 28||
$3,475 $3,214 pp
|30 Jun 17||12 Jul 17||$3,395pp||
|7 Jul 17||19 Jul 17||$3,395$3,140pp||Early PaymentPay by Feb 28|
|21 Jul 17||2 Aug 17||$3,425$3,168pp||Early PaymentPay by Feb 28||
$3,425 $3,168 pp
|11 Aug 17||23 Aug 17||$3,425$3,168pp||Early PaymentPay by Feb 28||
$3,425 $3,168 pp
|25 Aug 17||6 Sep 17||$3,425$3,168pp||Early PaymentPay by Feb 28|
|30 Aug 17||11 Sep 17||$3,425$3,168pp||Early PaymentPay by Feb 28||
$3,425 $3,168 pp
|6 Sep 17||18 Sep 17||$3,525$3,261pp||Early PaymentPay by Feb 28||
$3,525 $3,261 pp
|8 Sep 17||20 Sep 17||$3,525pp||
|15 Sep 17||27 Sep 17||$3,525pp|
|20 Sep 17||2 Oct 17||$3,525$3,261pp||Early PaymentPay by Feb 28||
$3,525 $3,261 pp
|22 Sep 17||4 Oct 17||$3,525pp|
|6 Oct 17||18 Oct 17||$3,395$3,140pp||Early PaymentPay by Feb 28||
$3,395 $3,140 pp
These departures will stay at the Steffani Hotel in St. Moritz.
# These departures stay in Munich during Oktoberfest and will visit the festival instead of the City Center.
April 21 and September 8 departures stay at the Wittelsbach Hotel in Oberammergau.
Price is per person and is based on two people sharing a twin bedded room. Single rooms are available at a supplement.
Single Room Supplement: from $530 p.p.
Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $106 per person.
Early Payment Discount: Pay in full to save the amount listed above. For details, click here.
AARP Members are entitled to an exclusive Member Benefit Discount on all Grand European Travel vacations. Plus receive a free travel gift! Call Toll Free: 1-866-847-3858 for details.
Past Travelers: Save an additional 5% off the Land Only price of the vacation.
U.S. citizens traveling to Germany, Austria, and Switzerland must have a current passport valid for six months beyond the conclusion of their trip. You can find information on how to apply for a passport here, and how to renew a passport here. No visa is required for U.S. citizens entering these countries.
The currency in Germany and Austria is the Euro (€).The currency in Switzerland is the Swiss Franc (CHF). Please note that Switzerland is not part of the European Union and thus is not obliged to convert to the Euro, however many prices are nonetheless indicated in euros to help travelers compare prices. Some Swiss merchants may accept euros but are not obliged to do so. Change given back will most likely be in Swiss francs.
While it’s a good idea to bring some money for when you first arrive in Europe, you’ll usually find a better exchange rate in your destination. The most convenient way to obtain cash is to use your ATM card at local banks in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. We recommend you also bring a valid credit card for purchases while you are traveling. It is important that you inform your financial institutions of your travel plans before you leave home so they don’t flag your purchases as potentially fraudulent charges.
Traditional German cuisine is rich and delicious. Try specialties including a variety of bratwurst with sauerkraut, cold cuts, spätzle and potato dumplings. For dessert you cannot miss the world famous Black Forest Gateau. Beer is a big part of German culture; sample a variety of German offerings including pilsner, Kölsch and sour beers. In Frankfurt, try the local cider (Apfelwein). Wine is also popular throughout Germany, and world-class whites are produced in the Rhine and Mosel regions.
Austrian cuisine is hearty and satisfying and reflects regional influences from Italy, Hungary, Germany and the Balkans. Try a variety of sausages including the popular Wiener Schnitzel and Viennese specialties such as goulash and apple strudel.
Swiss cuisine is a flavorful blend of German, Italian, and French influences and a wide variety of regional offerings. Specialty dishes include fondue and raclette (cheese dipping dishes), sausages and rösti (fried potato), bündnerfleisch (air-dried beef) and fondue bourguigon (cubes of steak with various sauces). Swiss pastries and desserts are excellent. There are also spirits made from fruit; the most popular are Kirsch, Pflümli and Williamine. And don’t miss out on the world-class selection of Swiss chocolate.
A service charge is typically included in the price of food at restaurants in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. When leaving a tip, it is appropriate to simply round up or add up to 10 percent to your bill. Rather than leaving your money on the table, be prepared to leave it with your waiter when you pay your bill. If you are expecting change, simply tell them how much you will need back after gratuity.
At the end of your guided vacation, it’s customary to offer your motor coach driver and Travel Director a gratuity. We recommend €3.00 per person/per day for your driver and €5.00 per person/per day for your Travel Director. Recommended gratuity for a Local Host and Local Specialist is 1-2 euros per person, paid at the conclusion of each guided visit. A convenient option is to prepay your tips before your departure.
Baggage on our trips is restricted to one large suitcase per person with dimensions not exceeding 30x19x10 inches and a maximum weight of 50 pounds. You are also permitted one piece of hand luggage, which should be small enough to fit under your coach seat or on the small overhead shelf compartment. Please note that luggage with an adjustable handle and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartment of the coach. Hotel porterage is included in your vacation.
You will need to be comfortable on your feet, walking and standing for up to three hours in various weather conditions. All of our vacations involve walking, often on cobblestone and uneven surfaces in historic city centers. In order to get the most out of your vacation you need to be able to comfortably walk 1-3 miles unassisted in one day, be in good condition and be able to keep pace with the group.
If you need any medications, it is important that you bring enough to last you the whole trip and keep them in your carry-on bag while you travel.
We highly recommend our optional Travel Protection Plan, which allows you to cancel for any reason up to 48 hours before departure. The plan also includes trip interruption, baggage loss or delay, and medical and emergency assistance. Click here for a summary of coverage details, terms and conditions.
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