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Switzerland and Austria with Oberammergau

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Switzerland and Austria with Oberammergau

Operated by: Trafalgar

13 Days
JUN - SEP 2022
Switzerland Village At Sunrise With Mountain In Background

Countries Visited

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

Locations Visited

Zurich, Vaduz, Salzburg, Vienna, Oberammergau, St Moritz, Stresa, Zermatt, Montreux, Bern, Interlaken, Lucerne ...more Zurich, Vaduz, Salzburg, Vienna, Oberammergau, St Moritz, Stresa, Zermatt, Montreux, Bern, Interlaken, Lucerne
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  1. Day 1 Welcome to Zürich

    Your epic journey to the heart of Europe launches in the sophisticated cultural hotspot of Zürich. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers to explore its ancient heritage and modern verve during your orientation tour, followed by an evening Welcome Reception.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel Mövenpick Regensdorf
  2. Day 2 Journey to Liechtenstein and Salzburg

    Embark on a soul-stirring encounter with the valleys and lofty peaks of Liechtenstein, bound for its tiny capital, Vaduz. Continue along the scenic Arlberg route through the Tyrol to your overnight stop in the Baroque city of Salzburg. Here, you will join a Local Specialist for a walking tour that will take you past iconic sights, including the house where Mozart once lived and Domplatz with its imposing Salzburger Dom Cathedral, Residenz Castle and St. Peter's Abbey.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Austria Trend Europa
  3. Day 3 Onwards to Vienna

    Waltz through the scenic Austrian countryside, past Lake Mondsee and the rolling hills and fortresses of the Wachau Valley. See Melk Abbey overlooking the beautiful Danube, then continue to Vienna. Perhaps spend your first evening in the 'City of Music' on an Optional Experience Viennese dinner with traditional entertainment.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Azimut
  4. Day 4 Discover Artistic Vienna

    Admire the grand boulevards and beautiful Gothic and Baroque façades on a guided sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist, who will take you to see the State Opera, Hofburg, St. Stephen's Cathedral and Parliament. Immerse yourself in the centuries-old history, before spending free time soaking up the Kaffee culture of the city. This evening, you may wish to embrace the talents of the 'City of Music' and attend a Viennese concert in one of the city's magnificent performance venues.

    meals Breakfast
  5. Day 5 Off to Oberammergau

    Travel through the striking Austrian countryside and into Bavarian Germany to the picturesque town of Oberammergau for a Trip Highlight and display of unwavering faith - the Oberammergau Passion Play, which will be performed as it has every ten years since 1634. Dine at your hotel this evening. Hotel - See 'Trip Notes'

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
  6. Day 6 Experience the Oberammergau Passion Play Performance

    Give thanks to God, as the Oberammergau villagers do in their dramatic depiction of the life and death of Jesus Christ. Take your premium seats for a poignant afternoon spent watching the Passion Play, witnessing first-hand the covenant that the villagers made with God in the 17th century to spare them from the ravages of the plague that had decimated their village and resulted in their promise to honour His grace and mercy. Dine at a local restaurant this evening before watching the captivating second half of this performance as night falls.

    meals Breakfast, Regional Dinner
  7. Day 7 Venture to St. Moritz

    This morning, we cross the Swiss border and travel through the enchanting landscapes of the Engadine Valley. Arriving in the chic winter sports resort of St. Moritz, we have the afternoon on our own to explore the scenic landscape or perhaps take a mountain pass train ride.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Reine Victoria
  8. Day 8 Journey to Lake Maggiore and on to Zermatt

    Drive via the Maloja Pass, past Lake Como, to Lake Maggiore. Explore the lakeside town of Stresa, before seeing the Borromean Islands. Then, head towards the Simplon Pass en route to Zermatt, where you will dine at your hotel.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel National
  9. Day 9 Zermatt Your Way

    Spend a full free day soaking up Zermatt's crisp mountain air and panoramic vistas. Relax in beautiful surrounds or consider an Optional Experience to the Klein Matterhorn for the most spectacular mountain views.

    meals Breakfast
  10. Day 10 On to Lake Geneva and Montreux

    A drive through the Rhône Valley brings you to Lake Geneva, where you'll view Lord Byron's Castle of Chillon. Follow the shores of Lake Geneva round to Montreux, famous for its annual jazz festival. Next, we connect With Locals over lunch for a Be My Guest experience at a family run winery overlooking Lake Geneva.

    meals Breakfast, Be My Guest
    hotel Eurotel
  11. Day 11 Cross the Brünig Pass to Lucerne

    Travel via Bern to Interlaken, set in the heart of Switzerland in the shadow of the mighty Jungfrau. Then, cross the Brünig Pass to lakeside Lucerne, where you’ll view the ancient wooden Chapel Bridge suspended over the Reuss and visit the poignant Lion Monument to pay tribute to the brave Swiss Guards who lost their lives defending Louis XVI during the French Revolution.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Grand Europe
  12. Day 12 Lucerne Your Way

    Snow-capped peaks surround you as you wander through the medieval streets of Lucerne, lined with colourful muralled façades. Spend a full day on your own exploring the Old Town, enjoy a leisurely Swiss lunch or consider an Optional Experience ascending a nearby mountain for panoramic views. This evening, toast to your epic journey during your Farewell Dinner.

    meals Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
  13. Day 13 Journey Home

    We say a fond farewell to Switzerland and our newfound friends at the end of an unforgettable journey. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers.

    meals Breakfast
Switzerland and Austria with Oberammergau
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 1 Be My Guest
  • 1 Farewell Dinner
  • 1 Regional Dinner
  • 1 Welcome Reception
  • 12 Breakfasts
  • 2 Dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Optional Experiences and free time

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Explore Salzburg and Vienna with a Local Specialist
  • Discover Zürich, Oberammergau and Lucerne
  • Visit Vaduz, St. Moritz, Stresa and Zermatt
  • View the Matterhorn and Jungfrau mountains (weather permitting), Chillon Castle, Bern and the Chapel Bridge and Lion Monument in Lucerne
  • See Melk Abbey and the Wachau Valley
  • Premium Tickets for the Passion Play in Oberammergau
  • Connect With Locals Savour an exclusive Be My Guest lunch at Chexbres on the shores of Lake Geneva.

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Reviews
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Independent Reviews
Jolaine Merrill
Thursday, June 23, 2022
Service
We were part of a group of four under another traveler's name but always were able to get our questions answered.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We wish we could control the weather!! But it sounds like everything went perfectly for you. We are so happy you enjoyed visiting Switzerland and Austria, and that your team took very good care of you. Thank you for leaving a review. We appreciate your feedback.
Friday, June 24, 2022
Vacation
Tour Director and Driver were excellent. Wellness person was also helpful. They were always cheerful, ready to answer questions and anticipate needs of the individuals in the group. They also arranged for gorgeous weather.
Michael Young
Thursday, June 9, 2022
Service
willingness to answer questions, courteous, good communications,
Response from Grand European Travel:
It sounds like you had a great time in Switzerland and Austria. We are so excited you enjoyed your trip, and we're happy we were able to help you plan it. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your feedback.
Thursday, June 9, 2022
Vacation
All the locations were beautiful and seen during this tour. I found it tough living out of suitcase because everyday at a different venue, just a personal view. Tour was great , Ellen our travel guide is superb, Sonia maintain the wellness of the group . I highly recommend this tour to see all the sights mentioned.
Trusted Customer
Thursday, June 6, 2019
Service
very helpful and hassle free
Vacation
vacation was great,except that a couple of the hotels were not up to the first class standard,,hotel at salzburg was not great,and the hotel at lucerne as beautiful as the building is,the room was extremely small,a fan that you had to wind every couple of hours.Its my third trip with getours and second to switzerland and i still don understand why they make a stop to interlaken,its a waste of time,being that they just drop you at the plaza field and thats it,i would have prefered to have stopped at brienz or even better at grindewald or lauterbrunen,all and all it was a great great vacation
Doreen Pierce
Friday, May 3, 2019
Service
3rd trip with you staff is wonderfull.
Vacation
Larae & Wolfgang were fantastic made the trip effortless and entertaining. They were a great team!!
Trusted Customer
Friday, September 29, 2017
Service
GET operates well as a clearing house assigning travelers to which provider hosts the trip of the traveler's choice.
Vacation
I do not EVER rate anything Excellent. We enjoyed the destinations or we would not have chosen this tour.
Trusted Customer
Friday, July 8, 2016
Service
The agent we dealt with at Grand European Travel was not that helpful.He very seldom returned our call.The couple in our group had to cancel the trip due to unexpected sickness and they wanted a friend to take thier place but the agent never returned thier phone call.They did not get the credit for the airfare for the next trip either.Grand European Tour never notified Trafalgar of the cancellation and never forward the registration data which we filled it over and over to Trafalgar and we had to registered with Trafalgar all over again.Now we have learned not to book our airplane ticket through the Grand European Travel.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We're sorry to hear about your friend's unexpected sickness and not being able to go on the trip with your group. Airlines do not allow people to just take other peoples places on flights. Our tickets carry penalties and we would have to book a new reservation under the new persons name. In most cases, travel insurance will cover these penalties and changes if you chose to add it to your reservation. Grand European Travel
Monday, July 11, 2016
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Trusted Customer
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Service
Very good tour guide and excellent driver!
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Many of the hotels in some European cities, do have air conditioning at all. We do explain this in our terms and conditions, but please accept our apologies for your inconvenience in Lucerne. Grand European Travel
Monday, July 11, 2016
Vacation
The only negative comment is: the Grand Hotel Europe in Lucerne, where we stayed the last two nights of our trip. is advertised as a 4 star hotel. It is NOT - not when you charge for wifi and NO air conditioning!
Trusted Customer
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Service
It was great -
Vacation
Had a wonderful time, enjoyed the whole trip.
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