The Ultimate Alps & Dolomites

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Our ultimate Bavarian, Austrian, Italian and Swiss Alps tour features Yellow Roads travel, wine tastings, cheese-making, a cogwheel train journey to the Zugspitze and more on a 13-day adventure through Alpine landscapes, Liechtenstein and the Dolomites.

Overview

Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Moderate

Highlights

    • Climbing Germany's highest mountain via cogwheel train and cable car
    • a Tyrolean evening in a mountain hut
    • a Swiss cheese-making demonstration
    • a schnapps tasting
    • tour and lunch at a schnappsbrennnerei
    • a wine reception in a castle
    • dinner in Berchtesgaden's salt mines
    • exclusive private tour of Liechtenstein's Parliament
    • wine tasting in the Prince of Liechtenstein's private cellars

What's this trip about?

    Our ultimate Bavarian, Austrian, Italian and Swiss Alps tour features Yellow Roads travel, wine tastings, cheese-making, a cogwheel train journey to the Zugspitze and more on a 13-day adventure through Alpine landscapes, Liechtenstein and the Dolomites.

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Details

Itinerary focusOperator does not provide
Group sizeSmall Group - 24 max
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityMunich, Germany
End CitySchwangau, Germany

Travel Themes

  • Cultural

Destinations

  • Europe
  • Austria
  • Switzerland
  • Germany
  • Italy

Attractions

  • Bolzano
  • Dolomites
  • Munich
  • Salzburg

Activities

  • Culture

Trip includes

    • TAUCK'S YELLOW ROADS! Unparalleled Alpine views when you scale the heights of Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland by cogwheel train, cable car and mountain coach TAUCK EXCLUSIVE! A private tour of the modern Liechtenstein Parliament building Wine reception in Tratzberg Castle and the Prince of Liechtenstein's private cellars Dinner and entertainment in the historic Salt Mines of Berchtesgaden A Tyrolean evening in a mountain hut & a day of alphorn traditions, cheese making and beer Q&A with a noted Italian mountain climber during lunch in the Dolomites Small Group Departures - Select small group departures averaging 24 Tauck guests, priced from $6790 per person double; specific dates apply - inquire at booking Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as detailed 27 meals, service charges, gratuities to local guides, admission fees, taxes and porterage

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Itinerary

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. MEALS : D LODGING : Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski Munich PORTOFCALL : Munich

Day 2 Munich & Oberammergau in Bavaria, then an Alpine night in 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 frescoe...
Day 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 on your own. Ride...
Day 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 t...
Day 5 Salzburg sightseeing, the Eagle's Nest & a private evening at Berchtesgaden 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 fr...
Day 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 Salzkammergut, a region of peaceful lakes and craggy peaks that you might well recognize from film locations used in Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The Soun...
Day 7 Through Grossglockner Pass to the Dolomites with lunch & 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 ...
Day 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 wa...
Day 9 From Bolzano in the South Tyrol to Davos in the Swiss Alps
Enjoy time at leisure in the well-preserved city of Bolzano this morning amidst stunning mountain landscapes, medieval architecture and a fusion of Italian and Austrian cultural influences. Your journey across the border to Davos, Switzerland, this afternoon takes a twis...
Day 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 gr...
Day 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 ...
Day 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 relig...
Day 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. MEALS : B

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Price From $5,890
Price per day$453
Last Updated: 2/22/2018

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The total tour cost includes the tour price (regular or promotional) and the compulsory local payment. The promotional price is subject to change. Check directly with the operator for the latest price offer. The tour operator requires you to pay only the tour price to purchase your travel. The compulsory local payment will be paid when you join the trip. All prices are based on double, twin or triple share occupancy. Solo passengers will be accommodated in a double, twin or triple room according to availability with a passenger(s) of the same gender. Single supplement only needs to be paid if the passenger does not want to share and requests their own room. Discounts can only be applied at the time of booking and cannot be added at a later date, regardless of any changes made to the original booking.

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