About This Trip

France, Switzerland, Austria, Germany and Italy

Embark on an invigorating journey through Europe’s towering Alps and idyllic towns. Ascend 4 unique mountains via cable car and cogwheel train. Choose to join local alpinists for 2 hiking experiences. Visit Jungfrauioch and stand at the “Top of Europe.” Visit the Swiss vineyards of Lavaux and the Italian vineyards of Prosecco – enjoying a tasting at both. Discover the heritage of the Ladin people and dine on a farm-to-table lunch amid soaring Dolomites. Spend time in the idyllic storybook towns of Lucerne, Innsbruck, and Cortina. Across France, Switzerland, Austria, and Italy, discover breathtaking beauty and inviting local charm.

Dates & Prices

  • Tour A:
    Sep 24 2021 to Oct 6 2021
  • Tour B:
    Oct 1 2021 to Oct 13 2021
  • Tour C:
    Apr 29 2022 to May 11 2022
  • Land Only from: $3999 Tour prices are Land Only rates based on per person double occupancy. Airfare is additional and is available through Brekke Tours.
  • Single Room Supplement: $1000

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Tour Information

Tour/Price Includes

  • 11 nights accommodations, double occupancy, with private facilities
  • Daily breakfast [B], 2 lunches [L] and 5 dinners [D]
  • 1st-class touring coach, train & ferries per itinerary
  • Entrance fees to all sites & museums outlined in itinerary
  • Luggage handling at hotels for 1 suitcase (subject to availability)
  • Tour Director for Days 2 - 12

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: Friday Overnight Flight

Postcard-perfect vistas and storybook villages. Rolling hills and the crisp scent of fresh mountain air. There is nothing in this world quite like the Alps. You’re on your way to explore Europe’s iconic peaks and valleys on an invigorating journey through France, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, and Italy.

Day 2: Saturday Chamonix, France - Tour Begins

Say bonjour to Chamonix – the perennial ski-hub nestled at the foot of Mont Blanc. Take the day to wander the pedestrian-friendly streets of this quaint town steeped in hundreds of years of history. Tonight, join with new friends and toast to the beginning of your alpine adventure. Overnight at La Folie Douce Hotel.

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Day 3: Sunday Chamonix

Today, select an exciting activity because it’s your choice! Visit the QC Terme Chamonix, one of the most scenic and luxurious spas in the Alps -OR- choose to ascend the Aiguille du Midi via cable car for unparalleled views of the French, Swiss, and Italian Alps. At an elevation of over 12,600 feet (3,842 meters), the Aiguille du Midi is the closest you can get to the summit of legendary Mont Blanc – the birthplace of mountaineering – without a daylong hike. After time to soak in the 360° views, you may choose to return to Chamonix via cable car -OR- return to Chamonix on foot with a local alpinist (you’ll travel by cable car to the halfway point and hike back into town on a well-traveled trail). Overnight at hotel.

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Day 4: Monday Chamonix - Lausanne, Switzerland

Bid Chamonix and France adieu and set out for Switzerland. During today’s Impact Moment, get to know the pups of Barryland, a local foundation that promotes and protects the heritage of the St. Bernard, the official dog of Switzerland. Arrive this evening in the lakeside town of Lausanne for a 2-night stay. Overnight at Hotel Continental Lausanne.

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Day 5: Tuesday Excursion to Lavaux

Take the morning at your leisure. Consider a short trip to Vevey to visit the Charlie Chaplin museum, or walk to the Olympic Museum before an afternoon visit to the terraced vineyards of Lavaux (UNESCO). Begin with lunch at a family-owned restaurant before visiting with our friends, Jacques and Aurelia, for a wine tasting amongst the vines. Walk through the vineyards and drink in the scenery and signature varietals. Dinner on own. Overnight at hotel.

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Day 6: Wednesday Lausanne - Montreux - GoldenPass Train - Gstaad - GrindelwaldSalzburg

Discover the iconic resort town of Montreux before an afternoon train ride on the GoldenPass that whisks you through the Swiss countryside en route to Gtsaad. Explore this car-free town dotted with iconic ski chalets. Tonight, dine on the top of Interlaken and experience a true feast for the senses. Breathe in fresh mountain air, admire jaw-dropping views, and savor the local cuisine. Settle in for a 2-night stay in Grindelwald, nestled at the base of The Eiger. Overnight at Sunstar Alpine Hotel Grindelwald.

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Day 7: Thursday Excursion to Jungfraujoch

A short cogwheel train ride brings you to Jungraujoch (UNESCO), known as the “Top of Europe.” Take your time to explore this eternal winter wonderland with impressive views of the imposing triple peaks of Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau. Wander the frosty halls of the Ice Palace to see works of icy art carved by local artists or stand next to the Swiss flag to capture your time above it all. Tonight is yours to do as you please. Overnight at hotel.

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Day 8: Friday Grindelwald - Lucerne - Seefeld, Austria

Before departing Switzerland, spend some time to learn for yourself why the lakeside city of Lucerne is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Switzerland. Make your way through Liechtenstein, the only country to lie entirely within the Alps on your way to Austria. This evening is yours to relax and to get to know your home in Seefeld for the next 2 nights. Overnight at Seelos Hotel / Niko Hotels.

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Day 9: Saturday Excursion to Mittenwald, Germany

This morning choose how you would like to explore the idyllic town of Seefeld, because it’s your choice! Tour the town and surrounding area in a horse-drawn carriage -OR- join a local guide on a hike through the unspoiled beauty of the Tyrolean mountains and forests. Cross into Germany where you’ll learn the art and craft of violin making at the Geigenbau Museum, returning to Seefeld to indulge in homemade Tyrolean cuisine.

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Day 10: Sunday Seefeld - Innsbruck - Brunico, Italy

Take in the scenery of the spectacular Bavarian Alps en route to enchanting Innsbruck. Walk the charming streets, discover the historic old town, and take in landmarks such as the Golden Roof. Depart Austria for Italy to witness the unique jagged limestone peaks of the Dolomites. Arrive in Brunico, a historic town dating back to the 1200s, and your home for the next two nights. Overnight at Hotel Post Bruneck.

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Day 11: Monday Brunico

Journey into the Dolomites (UNESCO) mountain range and discover natural beauty and local traditions. During a walk in the Val Badia valley, learn about the centuries old Ladin culture. Stop at a nearby maso – an alpine farm – for a taste of local Landin fare. After lunch, a cable car ride brings you to Rifugio Lagazuoi for a feast of stunning views of the Dolomites. The evening is yours to explore Brunico as you wish. Overnight at hotel.

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Day 12: Tuesday Brunico - Mogliano Veneto

Discover the charm of Cortina, a ski town encircled by the scenic backdrop of sky-skimming Dolomite peaks. The rolling hills of Italy’s Prosecco region bring you to a local vineyard where you’ll taste the region’s sparkling specialty. This evening, explore the frescoed halls and grounds of your historic countryside villa before you gather for dinner and toast to new friends, fond memories, and unforgettable scenery. Overnight at Hotel Villa Condulmer.

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Day 13: Wednesday Mogliano Veneto - Depart

Your alpine adventure comes to a close today following breakfast at hotel.

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