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Country Roads of Bavaria, Switzerland & Austria

Operated by: Insight Vacations

11 Days
Oberammergau

Countries Visited

Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Germany ...more Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Germany

Locations Visited

Munich, Oberammergau, Salzburg, Mondsee, Vienna, Kindberg, Innsbruck, Lucerne, Zurich ...more Munich, Oberammergau, Salzburg, Mondsee, Vienna, Kindberg, Innsbruck, Lucerne, Zurich
  1. Day 1 Welcome to Fun-Loving Munich.

    Transfers to your hotel leave Munich airport at 10:00 and 13:00. Join your Travel Director at 15:00 for an orientation tour of the city. See the Feldherrnhalle in the Odeonsplatz, the Palace of the Dukes of Wittelsbach, the English Garden, the Hofbräuhaus, St. Peter's Church and the famous Marienplatz. Join your fellow guests for a drink and enjoy a pleasant Welcome Dinner at Donisl restaurant.(Dinner with Wine)

    meals Dinner with Wine
    hotel Pullman Munich Hotel.
  2. Day 2 Jewels of the Bavarian Alps.

    Embark on an exciting visit to Neuschwanstein Castle, bristling with turrets and pinnacles and built for the wildly eccentric King Ludwig II as a retreat. See the exuberantly decorated apartments including the Throne Room and Lohengrin Grotto. On return to Munich, the rest of the day is free for you to explore Bavaria's capital city. Perhaps visit one of its many art galleries and museums, or relax and enjoy a coffee in the delightful Marienplatz?(Breakfast)

    meals BB
    hotel Pullman Munich Hotel.
  3. Day 3 The City of Mozart and on to Vienna.

    A short drive over the Austrian border leads to Salzburg, 'alive with the sound of music'. Join your Local Expert who will show you the formal gardens of Mirabell Palace, Residenzplatz, the city's imposing fortress, the immense cathedral in the Old Town and Mozart’s birthplace on the lively Getreidegasse. Join your travel companions and venture to Lenzenbauer, a delightful Austrian farm, just outside the city. Enjoy a homemade schnapps before a member of the Golser family shows you around some of the property that has been in their family for three generations. You'll then sit down to a delicious Farm-to-Table meal of homemade spreads and homemade bread, roast pork or vegetable rosti served with salads and finish with a local speciality typical of the region for dessert. With the produce coming straight from the farm, it doesn't get more fresh or authentic than this! All this is accompanied by a choice of homemade beverages including fresh apple or elderflower juice and apple cider produced on the farm, or beer. Continue to the Austrian capital of Vienna.(Breakfast)

    meals Breakfast
    hotel InterContinental Vienna.
  4. Day 4 Vienna and the Habsburgs.

    Join a Local Expert for a private tour of Schönbrunn Palace, Austria's famous imperial summer residence. Marvel at its frescoed ceilings, crystal chandeliers, mirrors and gilded ornaments, before spending some time in the perfectly manicured gardens. Then see the city's many highlights, including St. Charles' Church, the Hofburg Palace, Parliament and State Opera House. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at your leisure for further exploration. For your Dine-Around Evening experience, choose from a fantastic selection of restaurants.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
  5. Day 5 Sleepy Austrian Byways to St. Veit an der Glan.

    Take a delightful drive through undiscovered Austria. Climb the dramatic Semmering Pass and stop in Kindberg with its colourful maypole. Continue south to the border to arrive in historic St. Veit an der Glan.(Breakfast)

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Hotel Die Zeit, St. Veit an der Glan.
  6. Day 6 Pass the Dolomites to Innsbruck and Oberammergau.

    Pass the magnificent Dolomites as your journey continues through the High Alps to arrive at mountain-ringed Innsbruck. An orientation of Innsbruck shows you the 14th century houses of the old town, the impressive Imperial Palace and the delightful Golden Roof. Then continue north to Oberammergau, situated in the heart of the Bavarian Alps and home of the Passion Play since 1634.(Breakfast / Dinner)

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
  7. Day 7 The Passion Play.

    After a morning at leisure in charming Oberammergau, take your premium reserved seats to witness the world famous Passion Play, re-enacting the last days of Christ on earth. After a break for dinner in a local restaurant, the captivating performance continues into the evening.(Breakfast / Dinner)

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
  8. Day 8 Through the Alps to Switzerland.

    Continue to Switzerland, driving along the beautiful Engadine Valley and on to the chic Alpine resort of St Moritz. Enjoy the marvellous scenery and fresh air or browse in the elegant boutiques. Another option is a ride on-board the Bernina Express.(Buffet Breakfast)

    meals Breakfast
  9. Day 9 All aboard the Glacier Express and on to Lucerne.

    Embark on an iconic train journey onboard the Glacier Express, as you take in vistas of ice-capped mountains, stone-built villages and lush meadows. Ascend through the spiral tunnels of the Albula Pass and cross the Landwasser Viaduct before heading down through the Oberalp Valley to rejoin the coach at Andermatt. Continue north, following the staggering Schollenen Gorge through William Tell country, to lovely lakeside Lucerne, one of Europe’s most popular cities set on the banks of Lake Lucerne. Join your Travel Director to see the sorrowful sculpture of the dying lion, cut out of a limestone cliff to commemorate the Swiss Guards who died at the Battle of the Tuileries.(Breakfast)

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Hotel Astoria, Lucerne.
  10. Day 10 Dinner at the ‘Roof of Europe’ in Stanserhorn.

    Enjoy the morning at your leisure to explore the city's 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 where you'll 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 in France and the Black Forest in Germany. Here amid true Alpine majesty, your journey literally peaks with an unforgettable Celebration Dinner, hosted in Drehrestaurant Rondorama, located atop the mountain. Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine and admire the stunning 360-degree views as the restaurant slowly rotates throughout the evening, ensuring you don't miss a thing.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
  11. Day 11 Leave Lucerne for Zurich.

    Bid farewell to your travel companions and transfer to Zürich airport, arriving at 08:00.(Breakfast)

    meals Breakfast
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Price Includes

Included Insight Services

  • Our highly-skilled Insight Tour Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend in a foreign land
  • Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat touring coach, with extended Business Class legroom and on-board restroom
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included; you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency
  • Plus, we include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available)
  • From time to time, your Tour Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish - a local tidbit representing authentic food or beverages unique to the destination
  • Complimentary transfers from Munich Airport and to Zurich Airport are available at scheduled times only on arrival and departure days
  • Should your flights not coincide with these transfers, or additional accommodation has been booked through Insight Vacations, charged transfers are available
  • Alternatively, please make your own way from/to the airport.

ADDITIONAL INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS

  • Munich: See the Marienplatz, Town Hall and Glockenspiel.
  • Vienna: Tour the Ring Road seeing the City Hall and Parliament.
  • Kindlberg: See the colourful maypole.
  • St Veit an der Glan: See the Plague Column and Rathaus.
  • Innsbruck: See the Golden Roof and Imperial Palace.
  • St Moritz: See the spa quarter and ‘sgraffito' façade on the museum house.
  • Lucerne: See the emotive Lion Monument, Jesuit Church and Chapel Bridge.
  • Scenic drives: Bavarian Alps, German Alpine Road, Semmering Pass, the Dolomites, Engadine Valley, Grison Alps.

Authentic Dining

  • Stanserhorn: A spectacular journey by cable car and cogwheel railway takes you to the summit for expansive mountain views over Lake Lucerne for your special Celebration Dinner. Fill your glasses with wine and toast to newfound friends.
  • Vienna: For your dining pleasure, you are offered a selection of Vienna's vibrant restaurants. With drinks, a delicious 3-course dinner and Gemütlichkeit in abundance, your Dine-Around Evening is a culinary experience not to be missed.
  • Oberammergau: Dine in a local restaurant amid the buzz of excitement from Passion Play goers and enjoy local hospitality before the second half commences.
  • Dining Summery: 10 Breakfasts (B) and 6 Dinners (D) with wine (DW).

Insight Experiences

  • Neuschwanstein: A Local Expert leads you through fanciful rooms fashioned by medieval legend. Take in the amazing views over valleys and verdant mountains.
  • Vienna: A private, guided exploration of Schönbrunn Palace will have all your senses tingling. Stand beneath frescoed ceilings, crystal chandeliers and gilded Rococo frames where Mozart performed as a child prodigy.

Stay in Style

  • St Moritz: The elegant Crystal Hotel is located close to shops in the town centre, where all the prestigious names from Chanel and Gucci to Louis Vuitton are lined up together.
  • Lucerne: The century-old City Palais in the heart of Lucerne has been masterfully restored. Behind the historical facade lies this distinctive first-class luxury Renaissance Hotel.

Top Rated Highlights

  • Salzburg: See the Mirabell Gardens, Mozart's birthplace on the Getreidegasse and visit the Cathedral in the Old Town with a Local Expert.
  • Glacier Express: Journey through the heart of the Swiss Alps aboard the world-famous Glacier Express. Once settled into your modern panoramic viewing car, sit back, spellbound as Mother Nature unveils a scenic symphony of epic grandeur.
  • Oberammergau: Experience the spectacular Passion Play that has made this town famous. Watch from your premium seat as local villagers perform as they have since 1634 in this once in a decade event. An emotive and critically acclaimed performance depicting Christ’s last days, this is an event not to be missed.

Dates & Prices

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Terms & Conditions

Accommodation: Hotel accommodation has been secured either in Oberammergau or close by in the picturesque villages of the Bavarian Alps. Please note that single and triple rooms are not available for the Oberammergau stay. Solo travelers and triple share guests will be accommodated in a twin room with a fellow solo traveler (of the same gender) for the duration of the stay.

Itineraries: Itinerary details such as hotels, meals, sightseeing inclusions, and price are subject to change.

Payment conditions: For bookings before September 30, 2019, on reservation an initial $350 per person, non-refundable deposit is due. On September 30, 2019, an additional $225 is due to confirm Passion Play ticket. For bookings from October 1, 2019 onwards, a non-refundable deposit of $575 per person is due on reservation. Final payment is due 90 days prior to trip departure. Bookings made within 90 days of departure must be paid in full when booking. No Early Payment Discounts, nor any other discounts, are applicable to the Oberammergau portion of the trip. Any fuel surcharges and/or government tax increases will still be payable by the guest.

Please note indicative prices are available on our website and final prices will be confirmed by August 31, 2019. If the overall Oberammergau & Trip price increases more than 15%, guests are eligible to cancel without penalty; if the price decreases, guests are entitled to the lower trip price.

Oberammergau Booking Conditions & Other Important Information

Guided Vacation

Reservations on or before 9/30/2019

Initial Deposit Interim Deposit
$350 (to hold booking) $225 (due 9/30/2019 to confirm Passion Play ticket)

Reservations after 9/30/2019

Deposit required Final Payment
$575 due 90 days before departure
No. of Days Penalty
170 days and over Deposit
169-120 days $350
119-46 days $575
45-22 days 100% of Oberammergau supplement + 25% of land-only price excl. Oberammergau
21-8 days 100% of Oberammergau supplement + 30% of land-only price excl. Oberammergau
7-1 days 100% of Oberammergau supplement + 50% of land-only price excl. Oberammergau
Departure Day/No show 100% of Oberammergau supplement + 100% of land-only price excl. Oberammergau

Air Tickets

Reservations on or before 9/30/2019

Deposit required Final Payment
As per airline policy As per airline policy

Reservations after 9/30/2019

Deposit required Final Payment (before departure)
As per airline policy As per airline policy
No. of Days Penalty
170 days and over $75 + airline charges
169-120 days $75 + airline charges
119-46 days $75 + airline charges
45-22 days $75 + airline charges
21-8 days $75 + airline charges
7-1 days $75 + airline charges
Departure Day/No show $75 + airline charges

Extra Accommodations

Reservations on or before 9/30/2019

Deposit required Final Payment
No additional deposit required No additional deposit required

Reservations after 9/30/2019

Deposit required Final Payment (before departure)
No additional deposit required In accordance with guided vacation
No. of Days Penalty
170 days and over $35
169-120 days $35
119-46 days $35
45-22 days $35 or 25% of accommodation price, whichever is higher
21-8 days $35 or 25% of accommodation price, whichever is higher
7-1 days 100% of accommodation price
Departure Day/No show 100% of accommodation price

Chargable Transfers

Reservations on or before 9/30/2019

Deposit required Final Payment
No additional deposit required No additional deposit required

Reservations after 9/30/2019

Deposit required Final Payment (before departure)
No additional deposit required In accordance with guided vacation
No. of Days Penalty
170 days and over $35
169-120 days $35
119-46 days $35
45-22 days $35 or 25% of accommodation price, whichever is higher
21-8 days $35 or 25% of accommodation price, whichever is higher
7-1 days 100% of transfer price
Departure Day/No show 100% of transfer price
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Laura
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Service
The agents were knowledgeable and worked with me on flights and iternery
Vacation
Everything was perfect from pick up at the airport till our departure Martin M did everything he could to make this trip a memorable one
Esperanza Smith
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Service
Was impressed with the information, attention to detail given.
Vacation
Returned to GET due to a wonderful previous tour to Italy taken a few years ago. This Tour was just as wonderful and will be planning to take more in the future. Our Tour Director "Mel" and our Bus driver "Mandy" made it extra special for all. Very informative and great tips were given, making it so much nicer. A few of us went on our own tour of the Lipizzaner Spanish Riding School in Vienna. It was a wonderful tour as the Horses are BEAUTIFUL. Highly recommend it.
Edmund Smith
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Service
Had a wonderful time, our tour guide "Mel" was a wealth of information. His guidance made our trip very special. Our driver "Mandy" was also wonderful and excellent at his job.
Vacation
Wonderful highly recommend this trip. Great Tour Guide and Driver.
David Pederson
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Service
Loved the itinerary, the tour guide and the bus driver. An easy going trip to a beautiful part of the world.
Vacation
Just perfect! Loved every minute.
Barbara Vosganian
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Service
Tess made our reservations and everything went smooth, no problems.
Vacation
Scenery was beautiful, tour director Ruth was beyond expectations. She was super organized and made our experience extra nice.
Gerald Vallem Jr
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Service
Very helpful. Gave us all the info we needed to prepare for trip.
Vacation
One of our best trips! Everything ran smoothly. Ruth was great. love the small group. Group dinners and optional trips were great. Will look forward to another Insight trip.
Carl Herbold
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Service
An excellent tour of a great region. The tour director was one of the best I've experienced. The hotels were comfortable, accessible (with one exception -- a rural resort) and restfull! The food and optional activities were well above average. And the weather -- which neither GET nor the director controlled -- was near perfect!
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Thursday, October 11, 2018
Vacation
See above !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Karen Endlein
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Service
The trip was full of things to see and do. The trip director and bus drivers were the best. The trip was everything I hoped for and more.
Vacation
Hotels were very nice. Breakfast was great. The side trips were worth it. The tours director, Daniele was very knowledgeable and lots of fun. Would take another trip with him. Christian, the bus driver, was excellent.
Paul Hardy
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Service
We had a great trip, our host was very professional and caring.Danielle deserves a raise and when we travel again will request him and our expert driver, Christian.
Vacation
I was stationed here in the army 47 years ago. I never got to see all the landmarks and learn about how Europe was formed by the Hapsburg dynasty. Danielle and Christian made our trip pleasant and enjoyable.
Trusted Customer
Monday, September 17, 2018
Service
From beginning with Dave from GET tours booking, to the transfer to Hotel, to meeting our fabulous tour director, Daniele, to the great experiences along our way to the sad Farewell Dinner- it was an awesome trip.
Vacation
Great price for tour & airlines.
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