2017 SEASON
May 2017 - Oct 2017

13 Day The Ultimate Alps & Dolomites

Tauck Guided Tour starting in Munich and finishing in Munich

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Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Tauck's 13 Day The Ultimate Alps & Dolomites. Our ultimate Bavarian, Austrian, Italian and Swiss Alps tour features Yellow Roads travel, wine tastings, cheese-making, a cogwheel train journey and more on a 13-day adventure through Alpine landscapes, Liechtenstein and the Dolom...read more

Overview

Operator: Tauck
Type: Coach Tour (Premium)
Duration: 13 Days
From: Munich to Munich
Tour Code: DA
Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Visits: Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein
Our Price From:
$ 7,990
Per Person ($AU)

Day By Day

1

Arrive Munich

Tour begins: 6:00 PM, Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski Munich. A transfer is included from Munich International Airport to the city-center Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski Munich. Please join us for a welcome reception followed by dinner this evening. Stay: Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski Munich (D)
2

Munich, Oberammergau & On To Seefeld

Get a panoramic overview of city sights in Munich before exploring on your own. En route to Austria this afternoon, visit the quaint town of Oberammergau, famed for its once-a-decade performances of the Passion Play (the next occurs in 2020), its woodcarvings and frescoed homes. Your final destination is your mountain resort in Seefeld, Austria, where a festive Alpine evening welcomes with traditional food, music and warmth. Stay Two Nights: Astoria Relax & Spa Hotel (B/D)
3

High Adventure From Zugspitze To Linderhof Castle In The Bavarian Alps

Head up Germany's highest mountain, Zugspitze, this morning, traveling first by cogwheel railroad to the Zugspitzplatt (the glacier plateau), then by aerial cable car to the summit ridge. Be rewarded by spectacular views of the Alps while enjoying lunch at a restaurant at the summit. After descending the way you came up (via cable car and cogwheel train), you're off to Linderhof Castle in the Bavarian Alps. In 1869, King Ludwig began transforming his father's royal hunting lodge into a mini-Versailles, complete with a Hall of Mirrors, an extravagant bedchamber for the king, fountains and gardens; see them on a private tour. (B/L/D)
4

Imperial Treasures In Innsbruck, Tratzberg & Salzburg

Green domes and red roofs welcome you to the Alpine city of Innsbruck along the Inn River - twice the host city for the Winter Olympics; it's also home to one of the most beautiful medieval city centers in Austria (Gothic Old Town), and impressive imperial architecture that dates back to its days as the capital of late 15th-century Habsburg Emperor Maximilian I. After a walking tour with a local guide, enjoy some free time on your own. Travel by rail to Schloss Tratzberg, on the slopes of the Karwendel Alps, where an entertaining private tour introduces the castle's half-century of history, and medieval merriment reigns during a private wine reception featuring wines produced from the castle's own vineyards. Your final destination today is Salzburg, where you'll begin a three-night stay at an authentic Austrian country inn - in the very heart of the city. Stay Three Nights: Hotel Goldener Hirsch (B/D)
5

Salzburg Sightseeing, The Eagle's Nest & Berchtesgaden's Salt Mines

A guided walking tour this morning introduces Salzburg, a city of intensive cultural traditions that took off with the career of its most famous resident, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. You'll see his birthplace and other local attractions, followed by lunch on your own and free time to explore the sights as you wish. This afternoon, depart for the Kehlsteinhaus (Eagle's Nest), a 6,000-ft. mountaintop tea house. A special mountain coach takes us high up the Kehlstein road; blasted out of solid rock in just 13 months, it is considered a feat of engineering. This evening brings fascinating travel into mountain depths on a memorable visit to the Berchtesgaden Salt Mines. You'll don protective overalls (and perhaps a sweater) for an optional slide* down into this centuries-old miners' world, including an illuminated lake and an interactive chamber where you'll learn about the long history of salt mining in the Alps. A private dinner with entertainment follows in the salt mine, today converted into a gasthaus - for Tauck guests only! (B/D)
6

Salzburg At Leisure, Then A Trip To The Beautiful Salzkammergut

Enjoy a morning at leisure in Salzburg, a city divided into two halves by the Salzach River. This afternoon, travel to St. Gilgen in the Salzkammergut, a region of peaceful lakes and craggy peaks that you might well recognize from film locations used in Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music, for a visit to a local farm. Back in Salzburg, your evening is free. (B)
7

Through Grossglockner Pass To The Dolomites & A Schnapps Tasting

Leaving Salzburg, and weather and visibility permitting, find yourself on one of the most scenic roads in the world today as you travel through famed Grossglockner Pass. This is what you've come to the Alps to experience - a seemingly endless panorama of towering alpine peaks and mighty glaciers. Opened in 1935, Austria's Grossglockner-Hochalpenstrasse (High Alpine Road) paved the way to one of the most impressive and incomparable natural experiences on Earth. The road takes you up into the most spectacular Alpine scenery you could possibly imagine; from the highest point, you'll be able to see more than 30 mountains higher than 8,000 feet! Enjoy a lunch of East Tyrolean fare - along with a memorable schnapps tasting - at a 400-year-old family farm in Kuenz. Continue on to Cortina d'Ampezzo, a Dolomites resort town in northern Italy, famed in winter for skiing and in summer for mountain climbing, for a two-night stay; the town is both chic - and considered chic to be seen in. Stay Two Nights: Cristallo Hotel Spa & Golf (B/L/D)
8

A Day In The Dolomites

From Cortina d'Ampezzo, head out with experienced mountain guides to spend a full day in the Dolomites, their sheer rock walls standing like silent stone sentinels against the sky. You'll have an opportunity in-depth exploration of this starkly beautiful region, which a century ago was the scene of harsh, bitter fighting between Italian and Austrian troops during World War I; the frontline passed through the area you'll visit today. Enjoy a Q&A with a noted Italian mountain climber during lunch today; return to your hotel for an evening spent as you wish. (B/L)
9

From Bolzano In The South Tyrol To Davos In The Swiss Alps

Your next destination is the South Tyrol (also known as the Alto Adige) in the Italian Alps, as you head to its capital, Bolzano - a small well-preserved city of mountain landscapes, medieval architecture and a fusion of Italian and Austrian cultural influences. After time to check out the town on your own, our Swiss Alps tour travels across the border through the Flüeli Pass (conditions permitting) this afternoon and on to Davos, Switzerland. Tonight, join us for a quintessential Swiss dinner with fondue and wine at your hotel. Stay Two Nights: InterContinental Davos Resort & Spa (B/D)
10

Alpine Cheese, Monstein Brews & More On Your Swiss Alps Tour

Like the Swiss farmers who bring their cows from the valleys up to Alpine pastures each summer, you'll find yourself in the mountains surrounding Davos this morning on the Clavadeler Alp for a cheese-making demonstration. From the locals, learn why Swiss cheeses, like gruyère, raclette and emmanthaler, are enriched when cows graze on summer's high grasslands, hear the resonating tones of an alphorn, once used by lone herdsmen to gather and calm their charges. In the village of Monstein, visit the highest brewery in Europe where beers are crafted with water sourced from mountain streams; enjoy a demonstration and tasting at the brewery, and a guided visit to the village. Return to your hotel in Davos after a pretty perfect day in the Swiss Alps. (B/L)
11

Vaduz In Little Liechtenstein & Back To Germany

Make your way out of the Swiss Alps and head for little Liechtenstein this morning. Although the principality is diminutive in size, its capital, Vaduz, is known today as an international center of finance and banking. After a guided introduction to the town's historic center, you'll be treated to an exclusive visit to the modern Parliament building; a wine tasting at the Landesmuseum, Liechtenstein's national museum; and lunch at a local restaurant. Spend some time exploring Vaduz on your own before continuing from Liechtenstein and crossing back into Germany; arrive in the Bavarian spa town of Bad Wörishofen, where dinner awaits at your hotel this evening. Stay Two Nights: Steigenberger Hotel Der Sonnenhof Bad Wörishofen (B/L/D)
12

The Wieskirche & Kneipp Water Therapy In Bavaria

Today, enjoy a visit to The Pilgrimage Church of Wies, also known as the Wieskirche. Dating back to the 18th century, the church was erected on the site of a purported miracle - the appearance of tears on a wooden figure of Jesus Christ - that drew large numbers of religious pilgrims to the area. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its rococo design and cultural significance, the Wieskirche continues to house the original wooden figure of Christ from the 1700s, and remains a popular pilgrimage site for many seeking cures for various ailments. After lunch, you'll return to your hotel for a presentation on the history and concepts behind the Kneipp approach to wellness. Tour the spa facilities and herb garden and then enjoy your very own relaxing, individual water treatment. Join us this evening for a Bavarian farewell reception and dinner... a perfect ending to your German, Austrian, Italian and Swiss Alps tour. (B/L/D)
13

Journey Home

Tour ends: Munich. Fly home anytime. A transfer is included from Steigenberger Hotel der Sonnenhof, Bad Wörishofen to Munich International Airport (approximately 71 miles). Allow a minimum of three hours for flight check-in. (B)

Trip Inclusions

Travelling Well Includes...

  • Unparalleled Alpine views when you scale the heights of Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland by cogwheel train, cable car and mountain coach
  • A private tour of the modern Liechtenstein Parliament building
  • Wine reception in Tratzberg Castle 
  • Wine tasting in the Landesmuseum in Vaduz, the national museum of the Principality of Lichtenstein
  • Dinner and entertainment in the historic Salt Mines of Berchtesgaden
  • Lunch with a tour and schnapps tasting at a 400-year-old family farm
  • An Alpine evening featuring traditional food & music
  • Q&A with a noted Italian mountain climber during lunch in the Dolomites
  • A day of alphorn traditions, cheese making and beer

Tauck Inclusions

  • Your tour is conducted by a professional, fully trained Tauck Director who remains with the group throughout the tour.
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as noted in the itinerary.
  • Service charges, taxes, gratuities to local guides and porterage
  • Complimentary basic Internet where available in hotel rooms (service levels are not guaranteed).
  • Air-conditioned motor coaches for your comfort.

Tauck Dining

  • This tour provides a variety of dining experiences, and may include buffets, à-la-carte dining and set menus.
  • 27 meals (12 breakfasts, 6 lunches & 9 dinners)

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
  • Price is for land, cruise and specified internal flights. International flights not included.

Operator Details

Region: Europe
Style: Coach Tour
Accommodation: 4-5 Star
Location: Central - Mostly
Guided: Tour Host & Driver
Transport: Modern Air-Conditioned Coach
Age Range: Open (min 8 years)
Flights: Not Included
Airport Transfers: Included in Price
Gratuities: Customary on Tour
Max Group Size: 44 (Avg. 35)
Free WiFi: In Hotels Where Available
* Source: Tauck for trips in Europe. Some variances may occur on individual tours and information is provided as a guide only. Refer to Trip Inclusions section for more details.
2017 SEASON
May 2017 - Oct 2017

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