Romantic Germany and Enchanted Switzerland
11 Days Escorted Tour from Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Black Forest, Lake Titisee, Lindau, Fussen, Oberammergau, Linderhof, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Innsbruck, Munich, Interlaken & Zurich 

Features and Inclusions

  • Transfer in from Frankfurt airport to your hotel (only on day 1 of tour)

  • Transportation by car, minivan or bus during the entire tour (depending on number of participants)

  • English/Spanish speaking tour guide from day 1 to day 6 (driver-guide for groups of 7 or less)

  • Private transfer out Munich and in Zurich on day 7

  • English speaking guide during the Swiss part of the tour from day 8-day 9

  • Regular city tour of Zurich with local English/German speaking guide on day 10

  • Accommodation at the hotels described or similar

  • Daily buffet breakfast

  • Visits and excursions as mentioned

  • Train ride Munich - Zurich including reserved seating in 2nd class (no guide)

  • Traditional Black Forest Dinner and typical regional dinner in Munich

  • Admission to Heidelberg, Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castles

  • Visit to cuckoo clock visitor center

  • "Schwarzwalder Kirschtorte" tasting 

  • Visit to Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe

  • During holidays, conferences and special events, accommodations may only be available outside the city.

  • Guaranteed Departure dates with a minimum of 5 persons!

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Preferred Hotels

Frankfurt: 

Movenpick City or similar

Black Forest Area: 

Hofgut Sternen or similar

Fussen:

Luitpoldpark or similar

Garmisch-

Partenkirch Area:

Atlas Grand or similar

Munich:

Holiday Inn City Center or similar

Zurich:

Krone Unterstrass/Swissotel Zurich or similar

Interlaken:

3-star hotel or similar

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Departures and Prices 2015

Starting Dates

Terminating Dates

December 27*

January 6, 2016

Rates 

Per Person In Twin

$ 4700.00

Single Room Supplement

$ 700.00

* Date with New Year's Eve Dinner and different itinerary - ask for details

Departures and Prices 2016

Starting Dates

Terminating Dates

February 21 

March 3

March 27

April 6

Rates 

Per Person In Twin

$ 4500.00

Single Room Supplement

$ 700.00

ITINERARY

Day 1: Sunday - Frankfurt
Arrival at Frankfurt airport and transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is free to spend at your leisure. Frankfurt is the financial and commercial heart of Germany, a city full of fascinating contrasts between modern development and historic landmarks. Accommodation at the Hotel Mövenpick Frankfurt City**** or similar.  (O) 

Day 2: Monday - Frankfurt - Heidelberg - Black Forest
In the morning we travel from Frankfurt to Heidelberg. Visit the famous castle ascending with the cable car and enjoy a sightseeing tour of it's historic city center. Idyllically located on the shores of the Neckar River, Heidelberg is Germany’s oldest university town and one of the most popular destinations in the country. We continue to the famous Black Forest region. This night we will have an authentic experience: Enjoy a typical Black Forest dinner and overnight in a romantically located hotel If you like, have a little walk to the beautiful Ravenna Gorge or see the region’s oldest chapel, both are next to the hotel. Accommodation at the Best Western Hotel Hofgut Sternen***+ or similar. (B,O)

Day 3: Tuesday - Black Forest - Lake Titisee - Lindau - Fussen 
After breakfast we enjoy a short presentation on the cuckoo clock production. Next we will see how the famous traditional Black Forest cake is prepared. Then it is time to sample the delectable Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte, accompanied by a freshly brewed cup of coffee. After we will travel to Lake Titisee, nestled in the legendary Black Forest. We continue the tour to the small island of Lindau in Lake Constance, which offers spectacular views of the Alps. Depending on weather conditions we will take the Alpine road from Lindau to Oberstaufen and Immenstadt to our final destination Füssen, the southernmost point on our tour of Romantic Germany. Accommodation at the Luitpoldpark-Hotel**** or similar. (B,O)

Day 4: Wednesday - Neuschwanstein - Wieskirche - Oberammergau - Linderhof - Garmish-Partenkirchen 
We begin the day with a visit to Neuschwanstein Castle, built by Ludwig II, the notorious “Mad King“. In the midday we travel to Oberammergau, famous for its Passion Play and lovely crafts. Along the way we visit the Wieskirche Church before continuing the tour to visit Linderhof Castle. This is one of the 3 castles built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria and the only one where the king actually lived for a significant amount of time. After a brief stop at the Ettal Benedictine Abbey, today‘s final destination is Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany’s winter sports capital and site of the 1936 winter Olympics. This mountainous region also features Germany’s highest peak, Zugspitze (2.962 m). Accommodation at the Atlas Grand Hotel**** or similar. (B,O)

Day 5: Thursday - Garmisch-Partenkirchen - Innsbruck - Munich
Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Innsbruck, Austria, located in the Inn valley, in the heart of the Alps. In the afternoon we travel to Munich. Accommodation at the Holiday Inn Munich City Centre**** or similar. (B,O)

Day 6: Friday - Munich 
After breakfast we visit the city’s main attractions, concluding the tour at the Marienplatz square with its famous clock tower. Munich is a city that combines modern infrastructure with Bavarian hospitality and tradition. The historic buildings, streets and parks contrast with the modern BMW Museum and the symbol of modern German architecture, the Allianz Arena stadium of Bayern München. The afternoon is free to explore at your leisure. In the evening you enjoy a traditional Bavarian dinner. Accommodation at the Holiday Inn Munich City Centre**** or similar. (B,D,O)

Day 7: Saturday - Munich - Zurich 
Breakfast at the hotel. At noon transfer to the train station. Travel by train from Munich to Zurich (no guide). Arrival in Zurich and transfer to Hotel Krone Unterstrass**** or similar. (B,O)

Day 8: Sunday - Zurich - Bernese Oberland - Interlaken 
Transfer to Sihlquai, where you start your excursion to Interlaken. The town is beautifully located between two lakes (Lake Thun and Lake Brienz), also known as a shopping paradise - enjoy a wide selection, ranging from regional products to fine jewelry and watches. Accommodation in a 3-star hotel in Interlaken. (B,O)

Day 9: Monday - Interlaken - Jungfraujoch - Zurich 
In the morning enjoy a guided tour to Jungfraujoch - TOP OF EUROPE. Take in the magnificent views of the mountains in the Jungfrau region; the impressive north face of Eiger mountain seems almost close enough to touch. At the top of Jungfraujoch, enjoy a fascinating Alpine world of ice, snow and rocks. After this unforgettable winter experience, we descend to the resort town of Wengen to Lauterbrunnen, where you will board a bus that will take you back to Zurich. Return to your hotel at your own expense. Accommodation in Hotel Swissôtel Zürich**** or similar. (B,O)

Day 10: Tuesday - Zurich 
The morning is free to spend at your leisure. In the afternoon transfer to the meeting-point to explore Zurich during a regular City Tour. Learn more about Zurich’s past and present through the city’s buildings, histories and anecdotes. Take in fabulous view of the alps and Lake Zurich from the Höhenstrasse. Travel by cogwheel train (Dolderbahn) to the residential district of Zürichberg, with its mansions and parks. Return to your hotel at your own expense. Accommodation in Hotel Swissôtel Zürich**** or similar. (B,O)

Day 11: Wednesday - Zurich 
Transfer from the hotel to the airport. (B)

 



B=Breakfast; D=Dinner; O=Overnight                             militslerin

 

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