On this Germany, Austria, and Switzerland tour, be prepared for breathtaking views! Your vacation starts and ends in Frankfurt and includes overnights also in Munich, Vienna, Villach, Innsbruck, St. Moritz, Lugano, Zermatt, and Lucerne. Along the way, guided sightseeing and walking tours in many of the cities include the must-see attractions, including Marienplatz in Munich, with the Old and New Town Halls; Mirabell Gardens in Salzburg; Rothenburg, a picturesque, medieval walled town; Vienna’s Heldenplatz; Innsbruck’s Golden Roof, the balcony built for Emperor Maximilian in the early 15th century; and the Lion Monument in Lucerne, built to honor the Swiss Guards killed during the French Revolution.</BR></BR>The stunning scenery you’ll see includes a drive along Germany’s Romantic Road, with its old-world charm, picturesque villages, and scenic countryside; the scenic Salzkammergut Lakeland in Austria, made famous in the movie Sound of Music; Cortina d’Ampezzo, home of the 1956 Olympics in the Italian Dolomites, the Italian “Rocky Mountains;” the Tyrolean Alps; the Swiss Engadine, considered by some to be the most beautiful mountain area in the world with deep-blue lakes, mountain peaks exceeding 12,000 feet, and quaint villages with massive white stone houses; beautiful Lake Como and Lake Maggiore in Italy; Zermatt, a picturesque cluster of rustics chalets beneath the Matterhorn; Switzerland’s Rhine Falls, Europe’s largest waterfall; and more.</BR></BR>On this Germany, Austria, and Switzerland tour, Globus has arranged some out-of-the-ordinary experiences for you. You’ll visit the world-famous Lipizzaner Stallion Stud Farm in Austria, the place where these magnificent horses are bred and raised before they go to the Spanish Riding School in Vienna. You’ll also enjoy a boat cruise across sparkling Lake Lugano in Switzerland.</BR></BR>Fascinating sightseeing, beautiful scenery, special experiences, an expert Tour Director, and knowledgeable Local Guides—this Central Europe tour offers it all!
FRANKFURT Welcome dinner and [LF] a special farewell dinner at a local restaurantROTHENBURG Walking tour of the medieval cityMUNICH Guided sightseeing, visit MarienplatzSALZBURG Guided walking tour, visit Mirabell Gardens and Residenz SquareVIENNA Guided sightseeing, visit Heldenplatz and Schönbrunn Palace PIBER [LF] Visit the original Lipizzaner Stallion stud farmCORTINA D’AMPEZZO Visit the Olympic skiing resortINNSBRUCK Walk through the Old Town to the Golden RoofLAKE COMOLUGANO [LF] Boat cruise and dinner with wine at a “grotto” restaurantLAKE MAGGIORE Stop in the town of StresaTÄSCH–ZERMATT–TÄSCH By mountain trainBERNE Orientation, stop at the Bear ParkINTERLAKEN Visit the Bernese Oberland resortLUCERNE Walking tour including the Lion Monument and the Chapel BridgeSCHAFFHAUSEN Visit the Rhine FallsBLACK FORESTWoodcarving demonstrationHeadsets throughout the tour
Full buffet breakfast daily; 8 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner in Frankfurt and special dinners in Lugano and Frankfurt
Motorcoach; boat cruise; mountain train. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.