GERMANY AND SWITZERLAND

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Location:

Frankfurt
Rüdesheim
Heidelberg
Munich
Dachau
Passau
Füssen
Neuschwanstein
Füssen
Lucerne
Pilatus
Interlaken
Lugano
Milan

Duration:
16 days
Price From:
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GERMANY AND SWITZERLAND

16 Days Tour $

General Information

Included Features

Accommodation at selected hotels, service charges & hotel taxes, luggage handling
Breakfast daily, dinners and lunches as per program
Arrival and departure transfers
Touring by modern air-conditioned coach
Professional tour director throughout

 

Sightseeing

Lovely Heidelberg
Grand Munich, the capital of Bavaria
The memorial site at Dachau concentration camp
Hohes Schloss Castle
The Baroque complex of the former Benedictine monastery of St. Mang
Breathtaking hilltop Neuschwanstein Castle
Idyllic Lucerne, the ‘City of Lights’
Fabulous Mt Pilatus
The Jungfraubahn cog railway
Lugano, a town on the shores of a gorgeous lake




Day 1, Frankfurt

Arrival at Frankfurt airport and transfer to a sele cted hotel, followed by a sightseeing tour of Frankfurt, with a n imposing Gothic cathedral, quaint city hall and, of cour se, the highest skyscrapers in Europe. (D,O

Day 2, Frankfurt – Rüdesheim

After a good breakfast, we set out on the Rhine coa ch tour. At St. Goarshausen, the mighty Rhine winds through an attractive gorge, famous for the mighty Lorelei Rock. Here we enjoy a relaxing panoramic boat cruise to pictur esque Rudesheim, with wine tasting and lunch at Rudesheim er Castle, then return to Frankfurt.

Day 3, Frankfurt – Heidelberg

A coach visit to lovely Heidelberg, one of Germany’ s most beautiful cities, dominated by its historic old bri dge, enchanting architecture and brooding castle on a wood ed hill. Full sightseeing tour, then return to Frankfurt. (B,D,O)

Day 4, Frankfurt – Munich

Depart for Munich, the Bavarian capital. An afterno on sightseeing tour of the old heart of the city, featuring many remarkable Baroque, Neo-classical and Renaissance s tyle buildings and grand avenues. (B,D,O

Day 5, Munich – Dachau

After breakfast, we set off for a half day tour to visit the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial and see its trag ic story at first hand. The afternoon is free for further sightseeing or shopping in Munich. (B,D,O)

Day 6, Munich

A day to either relax and enjoy your stay in Munich or take advantage of an optional trip to the vast, peaceful Lake Chiemsee, with a boat trip and visit to the famous Hee renchiemsee Castle and Frauenchiemsee Monastery. (B,D,O)

Day 7, Munich – Passau

Leave Munich for beautiful Passau, known as the ‘Ci ty of Three Rivers’, as it’s here that the mighty Danube is joined by the Inn and the Ilz. It’s also notable for its l ovely Gothic and Baroque architecture. (B,D,O)

Day 8, Passau – Fussen – Neuschwanstein

After breakfast, departure for the some of the love liest places in southern Germany. First we drive to Obera mmergau, home of the centuries-old passion play, then on to Fussen and Neuschwanstein, one of the world’s most fam ous castles. (B,D,O)

Day 9, Fussen – Lucerne

After breakfast we travel through perfect Alpine sc enery via Bodensee, crossing into Austria and then Switzerlan d, passing some of Switzerland’s most picturesque places, arri ving late afternoon in wonderful Lucerne, the ‘City of Lights ’. (B,D,O)

Day 10, Lucerne – Pilatus

After breakfast, a whole-day excursion to Pilatus M ountain, taking the steepest cog railway in the world to the peak - 2132m above sea level - to see the breathtaking pan orama of mountain peaks, with a typical Swiss dinner in t he eve- ning. (B,D,O)

Day 11, Lucerne – Interlaken

After breakfast, drive to Interlaken to enjoy the s tunning views of the majestic Swiss Alps, with the pictures que Hoheweg valley, peaceful Lake Thun and the majestic J ungfrau, at 4,152m the highest peak in the area. (B,D,O

Day 12, Interlaken – Jungfraujoch – the Top of Europe

After breakfast, a full day excursion to Jungfraujo ch, where a cog railway runs inside the mountain, up to a stati on that at 3,454m is the highest in Europe. After enjoying the unforgettable views, we have a live evening folklore show. (B,D,O)

Day 13, Interlaken – Lugano

After breakfast, our tour goes on to breathtaking L ake Lugano, whose incredible beauty cradled between tall, green mountains has a dramatic quality. Its calm mirror-l ike waters change in colour and mood through the day and throu gh the seasons. (B,D,O)

Day 14, Lugano

After breakfast, we enjoy a sightseeing tour of the pretty lakeside parks, churches and villas of Lugano, wher e Swiss elegance meets Italian joie de vivre. In the aftern oon, there is a fabulous panoramic boat tour of Lake Lugano. (B,D,O)

Day 15, 16

Day 15: Lugano

A free day in Lugano, an opportunity to pick up som e gifts and souvenirs in its small shops, wander around the attractive streets, with numerous cafes and restaurants, and, of course, enjoy a nice lunch and cappuccino or glass of wine. (B,D,O)

 

 Day 16: Lugano – Milan

After breakfast, we drive to Milan, with a short si ghtseeing tour of the best sights, such as the Gothic mas terpiece of Milan Cathedral, the lovely Galleria Vittorio Em anuele II arcade and the grand La Scala opera house. Departur e from Milan. (B)