Tour of the Alps

GUARANTEED DEPARTURE

Itinerary

 

Day 1: Welcome to Munich

Welcome to the tour! After arriving in Munich, make your way to our hotel, where your tour leader will assist you with check-in. If you’ve got time, explore Munich – a city that combines a sense of age-old tradition, folklore and a certain cosiness with sleek, modern aesthetics and high-powered industry. Tonight, join up with the rest of the group as we enjoy a traditional Bavarian beer hall dinner!

Private airport transfer. Dinner and overnight accommodation.

 

Day 2: Visit Neuschwanstein Castle & Innsbruck

Let’s hit the road! Our first stop today is Neuschwanstein Castle, a 19th Century hilltop castle built by Ludwig II of Bavaria, and the inspiration for the famous Disneyland castle. We then head to Innsbruck, Austria, where we’ll enjoy some free time. Home to Austria’s third-largest student population, there’s no shortage of vibrant bars and beer gardens to enjoy.

Breakfast. Overnight accommodation.

 

Day 3: Visit Liechtenstein, Lucerne & Interlaken

Our first stop is the Alpine principality of Liechtenstein, the sixth-smallest country in the world. Stopping in the capital Vaduz, we’ll have some time to stroll around and enjoy the scenery. Next up, we’ll head into Switzerland and the city of Lucerne, adorned with covered bridges (including the famous Chapel bridge), brightly-coloured houses and delightful waterfront promenades. Tonight we’ll stay in Interlaken to prepare for a full day of adventure tomorrow!

Breakfast, dinner. Overnight accommodation.

 

Day 4: Free day in Switzerland

Today, you have the option of joining our excursion up to Jungfraujoch, the highest train station in Europe! The train journey itself is unforgettable, as you wind your way through some of the most picturesque mountain scenery in Switzerland. See quaint little villages nestled beneath the craggy peaks above, and look out for mountain streams cascading down the mountainside. The final stretch of the train-ride takes you literally through the mountain, and, when you emerge, the view from the top is spectacular – provided it’s a clear day, of course! At this height, there’s year-round snow, so you’ll be able to have snow-ball fights and build snowmen even in the height of summer. This is one part of the journey that is definitely not to be missed!

Breakfast. Overnight accommodation.

 

Day 5: Visit The Italian Lakes

Today, we leave the Swiss Alps and wind our way towards Italy’s Lake District, stopping at famous Lake Como. An enormous expanse of water fringed by picturesque scattered villages, it’s perhaps not surprising that one of the villages, Laglio, is where George Clooney has a luxurious villa. The afternoon is yours in the Italian Lake District. Enjoy local food, go for a stroll or just find a comfortable spot to enjoy the view. Surely, this is the epicentre of “La Dolce Vita” !

Breakfast, dinner. Overnight accommodation.

 

Day 6: Visit Pisa and Florence

Today we indulge in some serious sight-seeing! First off, we’ll stop at the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is then a short drive to Florence, where your expert local Italian guide can’t wait to show you around and introduce you to The Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio and Santa Croce Basilica, among others. Later you will head to your accommodation in the beautiful Tuscan hills, where you will enjoy a traditional Tuscan dinner.

Breakfast, dinner. Overnight accommodation.

 

Day 7: Visit Verona & Venice

Our first stop today is Verona, the city where Shakespeare set his immortal tragedy Romeo and Juliet. Then, we’re off to Venice! This unique city straddles 118 islands, and is known for its canals, gondolas, Venetian masks, piazzas, art, traditional glass and lace making. On arrival, your tour leader will escort you on an orientation walking tour of the city, so you can use your free time in the early evening to explore properly. After an espresso, don’t miss the opportunity to explore Venice the traditional way – from the canals on an optional gondola ride.

Breakfast. Overnight accommodation.

 

Day 8: Visit the Dolomit National Park, Andechs & return to Munich.

We now wind our way back to Munich, taking in some epic sights as we drive through the Dolomit National Park. Our next stop is the monastery town of Andechs, something of an undiscovered gem, and a totally unique feature of our Scenic Europe tour! You will have the chance to eat a hearty lunch in Andechs, enjoying the Alpine countryside views before returning finally to Munich for our final night of the tour.

Breakfast. Overnight accommodation.

 

Day 9: Free day in Munich

Spend your day shopping around Mariahilf street or one of the major department stores. If you are after bargains head to Ingolstadt Village Outlet mall with more than 110 brand stores with savings of up to 60% off the regular prices. Alternatively you can also take one of our optional tours and spend your day exploring Munich and its vicinity.

Breakfast. Overnight accommodation.

 

Day 10: Depart from Munich

After breakfast your private transfer will take you to the airport for your flight back home. In case your fllight is in the afternoon or in the evening you can do some last minute shopping, visit galleries or museums or even take one of our haf day optional tours.

Breakfast. Private airport transfer.

 

What’s Included

 

  • 9 nights’ accommodation in twin rooms. Single travellers have the option to pay a single supplement to ensure a private room
  • 9 breakfasts, 4 dinners.
  • 10 Experiences (including guided walking tours, orientation walks, driving tours of cities plus other exciting experiences).
  • Free Wi-fi in all hotels
  • Modern air conditioned coach with reclining seats, TV for showing DVDs, and toilet.
  • Return private airport transfer on the first and the last day.
  • Services of your tour leader from day one till day eight, who will be on hand with advice and tips to ensure that you get the most from your trip.
  • All taxes and fees
  • Any public transport used as part of the tour (excludes free days)
  • A complimentary memorable gift of your once in a lifetime trip.

 

Accommodation

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