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Switzerland and Austria

Operated by: Trafalgar

13 Days from $4,475 per person
Oberammergau

Countries Visited

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

Locations Visited

Zurich, Salzburg, Vienna, Oberammergau, St Moritz, Stresa, Zermatt, Geneva, Lucerne ...more Zurich, Salzburg, Vienna, Oberammergau, St Moritz, Stresa, Zermatt, Geneva, Lucerne
  1. Day 1 Arrive Zurich

    Your spiritual pilgrimage to the heart of Europe begins in Zurich, whose historic centre and scenic lakeside setting you will have an opportunity to explore before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for an orientation of the city's iconic sights and a Welcome Reception.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel Mövenpick Regensdorf
  2. Day 2 Zurich – Liechtenstein – Salzburg Sightseeing

    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 into the Tyrol region 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 Salzburg – Vienna (2 Nights)

    Waltz through the scenic Austrian countryside, past Lake Mondsee and the rolling hills, fortresses and valleys of the picturesque Wachau Valley. See Melk Abbey perched atop its rocky bastion above the beautiful Danube. Our home for the next two nights is the glorious Imperial city of Vienna.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Roomz Prater
  4. Day 4 Vienna Sightseeing and Free Time

    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 of 'Am Hof', 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 Vienna – Oberammergau (2 Nights)

    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.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel See 'Trip Notes'
  6. Day 6 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 Oberammergau – St. Moritz

    Continue to Switzerland this morning and cross the enchanting Engadine Valley. You'll arrive later in the fashionable winter sports resort of St. Moritz, where you are free this afternoon to explore its stylish surrounds.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Reine Victoria
  8. Day 8 St. Moritz – Stresa – Zermatt (2 Nights)

    Drive via the Maloja Pass, past Lake Como, to the sun-kissed shores of Lake Maggiore. Explore the sophisticated lakeside town of Stresa, before seeing the Borromean Islands, with their beautiful palaces and gardens.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Ambassador
  9. Day 9 Zermatt Free Day

    Spend a full day at leisure soaking up Zermatt's crisp mountain air and panoramic alpine 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 Zermatt – Chillon – 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. This evening, 'Connect With Locals' over a 'Be My Guest' dinner at a family run winery overlooking Lake Geneva.

    meals Breakfast, Be My Guest
    hotel Eurotel
  11. Day 11 Montreux – Berne – Interlaken – Lucerne Orientation (2 Nights)

    Travel via the laid-back Swiss capital of Berne to Interlaken, set in the heart of Switzerland in the shadow of the mighty Jungfrau. Cross the Brünig Pass to the lakeside town of Lucerne, where you'll have an opportunity to view the ancient wooden Chapel Bridge and visit the poignant Lion Monument which pays 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 Free Day

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

    meals Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
  13. Day 13 Lucerne – Depart Zurich

    We say a fond farewell to Switzerland and our fellow travellers at the end of a moving journey. An airport transfer is available to Zurich Airport. Conditions apply.

    meals Breakfast
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Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 12 breakfasts
  • 6 dinners (including Be My Guest)

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • VIP entry to many sights

Sightseeing Highlights

  • ORIENTATION of Zurich and Lucerne
  • VISIT Vaduz, St. Moritz, Stresa and Zermatt
  • VIEW the Matterhorn and Jungfrau mountains (weather permitting), Chillon Castle, Berne, Chapel Bridge and Lion Monument in Lucerne
  • SEE Melk Abbey and the Wachau Valley
  • PREMIUM TICKETS for the Passion Play in Oberammergau

Dates & Prices
Airfare is not included, but can be added to quote upon request
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Start Date: Sat, Jun 6, 2020
Return Date: Thu, Jun 18, 2020
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Start Date: Sat, Jun 13, 2020
Return Date: Thu, Jun 25, 2020
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Start Date: Sat, Jun 20, 2020
Return Date: Thu, Jul 2, 2020
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Start Date: Sat, Sep 5, 2020
Return Date: Thu, Sep 17, 2020
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Start Date: Sat, Sep 26, 2020
Return Date: Thu, Oct 8, 2020
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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
Reviews
Service
Vacation
Independent Reviews
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
Vacation
Excellent
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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