- All Inclusive Pricing
- First Class Hotels
- Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
- Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
- Entrance and Program Fees
- Guided Tours
- International Airfare from NY
- Overseas Airport Transfers
- Passion Play Ticket
- Passion Play Ticket
- Select Meals on Itinerary
- Taxes and Hotel Gratuities
Day 1 Day 1 - Depart USA for Munich
Depart USA for Munich
Day 2 Day 2 - Munich
Arrive in Munich where our local representatives will meet you. Enjoy a tour of historic Munich, including a stop at the Rathaus (Town Hall) to watch the Glockenspiel. This historic clock from 1908 chimes it’s 43 bells and enchants viewers with its 32 life size moving figures three times per day. You will also see the Opera House and the Hofbrauhaus. Enjoy some time to shop before transferring to your alpine hotel.
Day 3 Day 3 - Innsbruck
The capital of Austria’s Tyrol region, Innsbruck is famous as the site of two winter Olympics. Follow your guide on your half-day, morning tour through the quaint medieval streets of Old Town to the sparkling Golden Roof. The glittering sloping roof has been an opulent landmark since the 15th-century. You’ll view the Maria Theresa’s Imperial Palace, Triumphal Arch and visit the Hofkirche. Plus, you’ll have time to explore the medieval city on your own.
Day 4 Day 4 - Ettal, Oberammergau & Passion Play
This morning you will visit the beautiful Abbey of Ettal. Continue to Oberammergau to experience the Passion Play. After the Black Plague that was rampant in Europe left their small village, the grateful people of Oberammergau promised God that they would show their gratitude by putting on a Passion Play. Over 380 years later you will get to enjoy this one-of-a-kind, six hour musical and dramatic performance. You will have reserved seats, a guided tour of the town and motorcoach transfers to and from the play’s theater. Dinner is included in Oberammergau tonight.
Day 5 Day 5 - Travel to Switzerland & Bern
Today journey to Bern, the capital of Switzerland. The city centre of Berns is a recognized by UNESCO as a Culutral World Heritage site. Bern is known for is largely medieval city centre and its famous Zytglogge, an elaborate medieval clock tower with moving puppets. The city is the Munster, a 15th century Gothic cathedral. End your time exploring and shopping in the arcades, the old town covered shopping promenades. Continue on to your Alps village above lake Geneva to check in to your hotel for the evening.
Day 6 Day 6 - Gruyere and Lausanne
Take time to explore the medieval stronghold of Gruyere, a charming hilltop town surrounded by a wall and dominated by a castle. You can sample the local cheese and learn how it is made. Continue to Lausanne, a beautiful city settled along the north shores of Lake Geneva. While touring the city of Lausanne you will see the beautiful 18th century architecture, as well as the 13th century Lausanne Cathedral.
Day 7 Day 7 - Zermatt and the Matterhorn
Today travel to the mountain town Zermatt, where only horse-drawn vehicles are permitted. Explore the village and enjoy its magnificent view of the Matterhorn. Take an Optional cog-wheel train ride up the Gornergrat mountain (additional cost) for breath-taking, up-close views
Day 8 Day 8 - Interlaken & Zurich
This morning travel to Interlaken, the heart of Switzerland. Flower-lined streets and the surrounding mountains will be familiar postcard images to you. Also familiar will be the towering nearby peaks of the Jungfrau, Eiger and Monch. Enjoy free time to wander shop and explore this town between two lakes. Travel across incredible Swiss mountain ranges, catch glimpses of glaciers and travel through breathtaking mountains. This afternoon travel to Zurich. Zurich was home to Huldrich Zwingli, a contemporary of Luther and Calvin, who led the call for Reformation. Zwingli served as pastor of the Grossmunster (Great Church) in the 1520's. Two other churches here deserve attention. The Fraumunster (Our Lady's Church) has portions of architecture dating to the 13th century and boasts stained glass windows by Marc Chagall. Finally St. Peter's Church has the largest church clockface in the world. Check in to your hotel for overnight.
Day 9 Day 9 - Lucerne
Travel to beautiful Lucerne where you will arrive as a stranger and leave as a friend. The 14th century city wall, boasting nine different watchtowers, is one of the best preserved and longest fortifications in Europe. The colorful painted panels of Lucerne’s famous wooden Kappel Bridge depict the city’s history. See the twin- towered Jesuit Church, which is one of the most handsome baroque buildings in Switzerland. For comparison visit the Hofkirche, built in the Renaissance style, and the Franciscan Church, which was built in the high Gothic style. We will also view the sad and famous Lion Monument of Lucerne, which Mark Twain called the most mournful and moving piece of stone in the world. Carved out of a sheer sandstone cliff it depicts a dying lion with its chin sagging on its shield. Dinner is on own this evening.
Day 10 Day 10 – Return to USA
Return to USA
Wednesday, September 21, 2022From $4898