About This Trip

Austria, Germany and Switzerland

Discover storybook castles and glittering palaces amidst stunning Alpine vistas as you explore Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Begin in Vienna with a visit to Schoenbrunn Palace. In Grinzing, the winemaking region of Vienna, sit down to dinner at a traditional inn. Cruise on the Danube and see Melk Abbey. Enjoy a dinner at centuries-old St. Peter’s Restaurant in Salzburg, the "City of Music." Spend a night in the heart of the Black Forest. Visit Oberammergau, famous for the Passion Play and expert woodcarvers. Enjoy a magical dinner complete with a visit by local village performers. Enjoy picture stops at Bavaria’s famous castle, Neuschwanstein, and a guided tour of the Château de Chillon on Lake Geneva. Enjoy a scenic train ride aboard the Matterhorn Gottard Bahn into the relaxing pedestrian village of Zermatt. Spend two nights in the alpine village of Zermatt, Switzerland, at the foot of the Matterhorn where you have a choice of included activities. Relax during two nights in Lucerne, “the Swiss Paradise on the Lake.”

Dates & Prices

  • Tour A (Guaranteed Departure):
    Jun 27 2019 to Jul 9 2019
  • Tour B (Guaranteed Departure):
    Jul 11 2019 to Jul 23 2019
  • Tour C (Guaranteed Departure):
    Aug 15 2019 to Aug 27 2019
  • Land Only from: $3399 per person Tour prices are Land Only rates based on per person double occupancy. Airfare is additional and is available through Brekke Tours.
  • Single Room Supplement: $550

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Tour Information

Tour/Price Includes

  • 11 nights accommodations, double occupancy
  • Daily breakfasts [B] and 6 dinners [D]
  • 1st-class touring coach
  • City sightseeing in Vienna, Salzburg, Munich and Lucerne
  • Danube river cruise
  • Matterhorn Gottard Bahn Train from Tasch to Zermatt
  • Visits to Schoenbrunn Palace, Benedictine Melk Abbey, Neuschwanstein Castle and Château de Chillon
  • Entrance fees to all sites & museums outlined in itinerary
  • Tour Director for Days 2 - 13
  • Tour information kit

Disclaimer

NOTE: Tour prices are Land Only rates based on per person double occupancy. Please call for triple or child occupancy rates. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Airfare is additional and is available through Brekke Tours.

Rates and schedules subject to availability and change without notice. Rate does not include airfare or additional hotel nights or sightseeing options.

Tour Map

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Thursday Overnight Flight

Set out to explore three distinct Alpine cultures set amid incredible landscapes.
Flight not included in price. For airfare quote from your home city, please request on application.

Day 2: Friday Vienna, Austria

Your tour opens in Vienna. This evening, meet your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner featuring regional wine and a meal highlighting the local cuisine in the quaint winemaking region of Grinzing. Overnight at Mercure Grand Hotel Biedermeier Wien.

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Day 3: Saturday Vienna

Come to know Vienna this morning during a locally guided tour that showcases its architectural marvels. You will visit the incredible Schoenbrunn Palace and see the impressive St. Stephen's Cathedral. This afternoon enjoy free time to explore the avenues of Vienna or visit one of its many museums. Overnight at hotel.

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Day 4: Sunday Vienna―Salzburg

After a short journey through the countryside, embark upon a lovely cruise along the Danube,* one of Europe’s most important waterways. Later, make a stop at the Benedictine Melk Abbey before continuing to the “City of Music,” Salzburg. Tonight, transport back in time during a Mozart Dinner Concert in the elegant Baroque Hall of the centuries-old St. Peter’s Restaurant. Overnight at Castellani Parkhotel.

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Day 5: Monday Salzburg

Discover the splendor of Salzburg on a leisurely paced walking tour of the Old Town. Some of the amazing sights you will see along the way include the Cathedral, Mozart’s birthplace and Mirabell Gardens. Overnight at hotel.

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Day 6: Tuesday Salzburg―Munich, Germany―Oberammergau

Welcome to Germany. In Munich, feel the energy of this lively and fascinating city during a tour that highlights Olympic Park; the world-famous Glockenspiel**; and Marienplatz, a beautiful square surrounded by shops, restaurants and cafés. Later in the day, arrive at your home for the next two nights — the quaint village of Oberammergau, renowned for woodcarvings and the Passion Play. This evening, enjoy a magical dinner and a visit by a local performer from the village. Overnight at Alte Post Hotel.

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Day 7: Wednesday Oberammergau―Innsbruck, Austria―Oberammergau

Take in the scenery of the spectacular Bavarian Alps en route to enchanting Innsbruck, located in Tyrolean Austria. Walk through the charming pedestrian streets and see such landmarks as The Golden Roof on a locally guided tour. As you wind through the narrow cobblestone lanes, it is easy to understand why this city was the center of European culture and politics during the 14th century. Overnight at hotel.

[B]
Day 8: Thursday Oberammergau―Black Forest

Today fairytales become reality during a picture stop of Bavaria’s most famous castle, King Ludwig’s Neuschwanstein. Next you are off to the heart of the Black Forest, a region famous for its artisans who create authentic cuckoo clocks and Hummels. Overnight at Hofgut Sternen.

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Day 9: Friday Black Forest―Zermatt, Switzerland

Welcome to Switzerland! Your first stop en route to Zermatt is at one of the most photographed castles in the world, the Château de Chillon, located on serene Lake Geneva. Later, enjoy a short train ride aboard the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn from Tasch to the relaxing pedestrian village of Zermatt in the Swiss Alps. Take a stroll and breathe in the fresh Alpine air. Overnight at Ambassador Hotel.

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Day 10: Saturday Zermatt

All of Zermatt is at your fingertips. It’s your choice! Explore on foot during a guided walking tour. Or, experience Zermatt independently before visiting the Matterhorn Museum to learn more about the triumph and tragedy of the first ascent of this imposing peak. The remainder of your day is at leisure. Overnight at hotel.

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Day 11: Sunday Zermatt―Grimsel Pass―Lucerne

Views of glaciers, crystal clear rivers and snowcapped mountains will invigorate you as you travel through the spectacular scenery of the Grimsel Pass. Your destination is the “Swiss Paradise on the Lake,” the city of Lucerne. Overnight at Ameron Hotel Flora Lucerne.

[B]
Day 12: Monday Lucerne

Set out on a scenic walking tour of this picturesque place, including a stroll through its romantic Old Town. The remainder of the day is yours to relax or independently explore the best of Lucerne. Tonight, come together with your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner featuring local specialties and toast the end of a wonderful trip. Overnight at hotel.

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Day 13: Tuesday Lucerne―Depart

Tour ends following breakfast.

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