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Discover Switzerland - 2018

Journey through spectacular mountain scenery and picturesque cities as you experience the enchanting Alpine cultures of Switzerland, Austria, and Bavaria. Spend four nights each in the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bern and the charming Alpine city of Innsbruck. Walk the halls of the 13th century Ch teau de Chillon, a princely residence on the shores of Lake Geneva. Ride the legendary GoldenPass Panoramic Train from Montreux to the Alpine ski resort, Gstaad. Explore Lucerne, the "Swiss Paradise on the Lake." Visit Mozart's birthplace and the Mirabell Gardens, featured in the "Sound of Music," during your time in Salzburg. See the fairy-tale castle, Neuschwanstein. Visit Oberammergau, a picture-perfect traditional German Alpine village. Sample traditional regional cuisine, including cheese fondue, at some of the oldest and most famous restaurants in Europe.

Inclusions

8 breakfasts
8 dinners
Ride the GoldenPass Panoramic Train from Montreux to Gstaad.
Walk the halls of the legendary, medieval Ch teau de Chillon, located on the shores of Lake Geneva.
Witness the musical tradition of Austria during a Tyrolean folklore show.
Tour Provider Collette
Number of Days
9
Price From
AUD $2,899
Start Location
Bern, Switzerland
End Location
Innsbruck, Switzerland
Age Range
Avg. 50+
Group Size
1 to 44
Tour Style
Luxury
Tour Themes
Physical Rating
Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
10 May 201919 May 2019GuaranteedAUD $2,899
17 May 201926 May 2019GuaranteedAUD $2,899
24 May 201902 Jun 2019GuaranteedAUD $2,899
30 May 201908 Jun 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,299 
07 Jun 201916 Jun 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,899 
21 Jun 201930 Jun 2019GuaranteedAUD $2,899
28 Jun 201907 Jul 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,249 
12 Jul 201921 Jul 2019GuaranteedAUD $2,899
19 Jul 201928 Jul 2019GuaranteedAUD $2,899
26 Jul 201904 Aug 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,899 
02 Aug 201911 Aug 2019GuaranteedAUD $3,199
09 Aug 201918 Aug 2019GuaranteedAUD $3,199
16 Aug 201925 Aug 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,899 
23 Aug 201901 Sep 2019GuaranteedAUD $2,899
12 Sep 201921 Sep 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,399 
13 Sep 201922 Sep 2019GuaranteedAUD $3,049
20 Sep 201929 Sep 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,049 
27 Sep 201906 Oct 2019GuaranteedAUD $3,049
11 Oct 201920 Oct 2019GuaranteedAUD $2,899
18 Oct 201927 Oct 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,899 
25 Oct 201903 Nov 2019GuaranteedAUD $2,899
01 Nov 201910 Nov 2019GuaranteedAUD $2,749
07 Nov 201916 Nov 2019AvailableAUD $2,949
14 Nov 201923 Nov 2019AvailableAUD $2,949
20 Mar 202029 Mar 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,749 
03 Apr 202012 Apr 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,899 
17 Apr 202026 Apr 2020GuaranteedAUD $3,049
22 Apr 202001 May 2020AvailableAUD $2,899
ItineraryExpand
Bern, Switzerland - Tour Begins
Your tour opens in Bern, the capital of Switzerland. This UNESCO World Heritage site rests in the Swiss countryside. The cobbled Old Town section is so well preserved that residents who lived here 500 years ago would still find it familiar today. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner featuring local cuisine such as traditional cheese fondue.
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Bern
Explore delightful Bern on a panoramic sightseeing tour featuring the Bundeshaus (the Swiss Parliament), the famous Bear Pit, the Rose Gardens and the gothic cathedral which dominates Old Town's skyline. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore independently or perhaps take a ride in the red carriages of the Gurtenbahn funicular railway, climbing Gurten Mountain to an altitude of 2,574 feet (858 meters) for impressive views of Bern, the surrounding towns and mountains.
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Ch teau de Chillon - Montreux - Train Ride - Gstaad - Bern
Travel along the shores of Lake Geneva to the legendary, medieval Ch teau de Chillon. This princely residence faces the lake and puts forth the image of an imposing fortress from the mountains. Later, enjoy inspiring Alpine views with a ride on the GoldenPass Panoramic Train from Montreux to Gstaad. Discover the delightful ambience of this world-famous Alpine ski resort with its numerous traditional wood chalets.
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Bern - Lucerne - Bern
Set out for Lucerne, the "Swiss Paradise on the Lake." Enjoy a leisurely paced Altstadt (Old Town) walking tour, exploring the hidden treasures of the city. Lucerne has more than 800 years of history. Explore such medieval treasures as the covered Chapel Bridge (1333); the famous Water Tower which has served as a prison, watchtower and treasury; the Renaissance-style Town Hall; the baroque Jesuit Church; and the Lion Monument, carved from natural rock to commemorate the heroic Swiss Guard. Tonight we dine at one of Bern's great restaurants.
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Bern - Innsbruck, Austria
En route to Innsbruck we make our way through Liechtenstein, the smallest and richest German-speaking country in the world and the only country to lie entirely within the Alps. Upon arrival in Innsbruck, it's your choice! Select one of two leisurely walking tours: join a local guide as you discover the city's history, culture and popular attractions including Maria Theresien Strasse, the Hofburg and the "Golden Roof" -OR- you may embark on a tour focusing on Innsbruck's unique architectural structures including its famous ski jump.
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Innsbruck - Salzburg - Innsbruck
Travel through the picturesque Austrian countryside to Salzburg. There, enjoy a leisurely paced walking tour featuring Mirabell Gardens (seen in The Sound of Music); the quaint Getreidegasse (birthplace of Mozart); and many other highlights of this beautiful city. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure to independently explore and enjoy Salzburg's fabulous sights. Complete your day with a delightful dinner at the 1,200-year-old St. Peter's Restaurant, the oldest in Austria and still owned by the monks.
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Innsbruck
Savor a free day in this beautiful city. You may stroll through Old Town and shop at many of the city's outstanding stores or you may just relax and breathe in the mountain air while enjoying a beverage in one of the many caf s that dot this charming city. Later, experience the rich musical tradition of mountainous Austria during a Tyrolean folklore show hosted by a locally well-known musical family.
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Innsbruck - Bavaria, Germany - Oberammergau - Innsbruck
Today fairy tales come to life with a picture stop at Bavaria's famous Neuschwanstein Castle. Visit Wies Church (UNESCO) before heading to the picturesque village of Oberammergau. Enjoy a brief tour and learn more about this charming place, famous for its Passion Play. Performed every ten years to fulfill a pledge made by the villagers to God for sparing their city from the plague in 1633, the Passion Play has grown into an international event. Tonight you are treated to a farewell dinner in one of Innsbruck's most famous traditional restaurants.
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Innsbruck - Tour Ends
Your tour comes to an end in Innsbruck.
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