Switzerland and Austria

Including the Passion Play in Oberammergau

Day 1

FLIGHT TO ZURICH:

Today we join our tour director and other fellow travelers as we are transported to Charlotte-Douglas Airport for our overnight flight to Zurich, Switzerland.
Day 2

ZURICH:

Welcome to Zurich. After arrival, we have an orientation tour of Switzerland’s financial capital and enjoy a Welcome Reception at a local restaurant.
Day 3

LIECHTENSTEIN • SALZBURG SIGHTSEEING:

We enjoy a scenic drive along Lake Walensee on the way to Liechtenstein. Here we stop at its capital, Vaduz. Next, following the Arlberg route into the Tyrol, we pass the Wilder Kaiser Mountains. We arrive in Salzburg, home to the Fortress Hohensalzburg. Our guide shares a wealth of fascinating sights during our walking tour of the city, including Mozart’s family house and the Domplatz. (B)
Day 4

VIENNA:

Admire breathtaking scenery as you travel past Lake Mondsee, through the Wachau Valley to see Melk Abbey en route to Imperial Vienna. We stay two nights in the capital city. (B)
Day 5

VIENNA SIGHTSEEING:

Vienna is a beautiful city featuring grand palaces and buildings including the State Opera, the Hofburg, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Parliament and the Imperial Boulevards. Stroll through the oldest part of the city, “Am Hof.” You will have some time afterwards to explore on your own. (B)
Day 6

VIENNA • OBERAMMERGAU:

Today we travel through the beautiful Austrian countryside across into Bavarian Germany to the picturesque town of Oberammergau. The Passion Play will be performed tomorrow. We check in to our hotel for two nights and enjoy dinner there this evening. (B, D)
Day 7

OBERAMMERGAU (PASSION PLAY PERFORMANCE):

Enjoy the unique atmosphere in town before taking our premium seats for an inspired and moving performance of the Passion Play this afternoon. Dine at a local restaurant this evening before experiencing the captivating second half of this unique event. (B, D)
Day 8

ST MORITZ:

This morning we travel over the border into Switzerland and cross the enchanting Engadine. We arrive to the resort city of St. Moritz. Enjoy free time this afternoon to explore the pristine landscape. (B)
Day 9

THUSIS • BELLINZONA • STRESA • ZERMATT:

Traverse Alpine landscapes to Thusis and follow the San Bernadino route to Bellinzona, famous for its three castles. Continue via Locarno to the shores of Lake Maggiore and explore the scenic town of Stresa. See the beautiful Borromean Islands as you head towards the Simplon Pass. Dinner tonight is at our hotel. We stay two nights in Zermatt. (B, D)
Day 10

ZERMATT • FREE DAY:

Spend your free day relaxing in the shadows of the magnificent Matterhorn or perhaps consider a mountain trip for fantastic views of the surrounding Alpine peaks. (B)
Day 11

CHILLON • MONTREUX:

We drive through the spectacular Rhône Valley to Lake Geneva where we view Lord Byron’s Castle of Chillon. Next, follow the shores of Lake Geneva to Montreux, famous for its annual jazz festival. This evening we travel to a local winery overlooking Lake Geneva for a special Be My Guest dinner. (B, D)
Day 12

BERNE • INTERLAKEN • LUCERNE:

Travel to Berne, the Federal capital of Switzerland, then to Interlaken in the Bernese Oberland. Here we see the mighty Jungfrau (subject to weather conditions). Interlaken is one of the oldest and most popular tourist resorts in Switzerland. Next, we cross the Brünig Pass to the charming town of Lucerne and check in to our hotel for two nights. We will have time to view the Chapel Bridge and visit the Lion Monument, built in the memory of Louis XVI’s Swiss Guards. (B)
Day 13

LUCERNE:

Lucerne is a beautiful medieval town set against an impressive backdrop of mountains. Spend free time exploring the old town, shopping for watches and chocolates or consider an Optional Experience up a nearby mountain. Tonight celebrate with friends at a Farewell Dinner. (B, D)
Day 14

FLIGHT HOME:

Say goodbye to Europe and the end of this amazing holiday. We fly home from Zurich. (B)
Switzerland and Austria
Departure Dates
14 Days
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(Pricing Per Person)
Double Triple Quad Single
$5055 $N/A $N/A $5895
MEALS INCLUDED
Breakfasts: 12
Dinners: 5
AIRFARE
(from Charlotte, NC)
July 29 - To be advised
Passport Required.
Passport Required.
NOTES
  • Tour deposit is not refundable.
  • Single accomodations are not available in Oberammergau
  • Tour arranged by Trafalgar Tours
Activity Level: 4
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