ROMANTIC GERMANY & ENCHANTED SWITZERLAND ESCORTED TOUR

12 day /10 night tour - with guaranteed departures!


Highlights

Romantic Germany & Enchanting Switzerland

From Frankfurt to Zurich, Germany‘s magnificent castles and the impressive Swiss Alps invite you to explore the rich history and culture of these countries. Enjoy a train ride to Jungfraujoch and spend time in Zurich, beautifully located at the shore of Lake Zurichsee!

Tour Highlights

  • GUARANTEED DEPARTURES.
  • Thirteen (13) meals - Breakfast & Dinner.
  • Sightseeing includes Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Black Forest, Lake Titisee, Lindau, Fussen, Neuschwanstein, Wieskirche, Oberammergau, Linderhof, Innsbruck, Munich, Zurich, and much more!
  • Guided by English speaking tour director.
  • Maximum group size of twenty four (24) participants.
  • Private tour of same itinerary can be arranged, call for prices.

Romantic Germany & Enchanting Switzerland Tour Includes

  • Transfer in from Frankfurt airport to your hotel (only on day 01 of the tour).
  • Transportation by car, minivan or bus during day 01 - 06 (depending on number of participants).
  • English speaking tour guide from day 01 - 06 (driver-guide for groups of 7 persons or less).
  • Private transfer out Munich and in Zurich on day 07.
  • English-speaking guide during the Swiss part of the tour from day 09 - day 10.
  • Regular city tour of Zurich with local English/German-speaking guide on day 08.
  • Accommodation at the hotels described or similar.
  • Daily buffet breakfast.
  • Visits and excursions as mentioned.
  • Train ride Munich - Zurich including reserved seating in 2nd class (no guide).
  • Welcome dinner in Frankfurt, traditional Black Forest Dinner and regional dinner in Munich.
  • Admission to Heidelberg, Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castles.
  • Visit to a cuckoo clock visitor center.
  • Visit to a local Black Forest farm with cheese tasting or a tasting of “Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte” (Black Forest cake).
  • Visit to Jungfraujoch - TOP OF EUROPE.
  • Luggage handling.
  • Portfolio of travel documents.

Itinerary

Day 01, Saturday: U.S. - Frankfurt

Depart U.S. for your overnight flight to Frankfurt, Germany. Dinner will be served on board. Tours purchased on a land only basis begin on day 02.

Day 02, Sunday: Arrive Frankfurt

Arrival at Frankfurt airport and transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is free to spend at your leisure. Frankfurt is the financial and commercial heart of Germany, a city full of fascinating contrasts between modern development and historic landmarks. At 7 pm you will meet your guide at the welcome dinner at the hotel. Accommodation at the Hotel Mövenpick Frankfurt City.

Day 03, Monday: Frankfurt - Heidelberg - Black Forest

In the morning we travel from Frankfurt to Heidelberg. Visit the famous castle ascending with the cable car and enjoy a sightseeing tour of its historic city center. Idyllically located on the shores of the Neckar River, Heidelberg is Germany's oldest university town and one of the most popular destinations in the country. We continue to the famous Black Forest region. This night we will have an authentic experience: Enjoy a typical Black Forest dinner and overnight in a romantically located hotel. If you like have a little walk to the beautiful Ravenna Gorge or see the region's oldest chapel, both are next to the hotel. Accommodation at the Best Western Hotel Hofgut Sternen.

Day 04, Tuesday: Black Forest - Lake Titisee - Lindau - Füssen

After breakfast we enjoy a short presentation on the cuckoo clock production. We continue to a small traditional Black Forest farm where we will have a cheese tasting and you will see the true life of the Black Forest. After we will travel to Lake Titisee, nestled in the legendary Black Forest. We continue the tour to the small island of Lindau in Lake Constance, which boasts spectacular views of the Alps. Depending on weather conditions we will take the Alpine road from Lindau to Oberstaufen and Immenstadt to our final destination Füssen, the southernmost point on our tour of Romantic Germany. Accommodation at the Hotel Hirsch.

Day 05, Wednesday: Neuschwanstein - Wieskirche - Oberammergau - Linderhof - Innsbruck

We begin the day with a visit to Neuschwanstein Castle, built by Ludwig II, the notorious “Mad King“. In the midday we travel to Oberammergau, famous for its Passion Play and lovely crafts. Along the way we visit the Wieskirche Church before continuing the tour to visit Linderhof Castle. This is one of the 3 castles built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria and the only one where the king actually lived for a significant amount of time. After a brief stop at the Ettal Benedictine Abbey we continue to our final destination, Innsbruck. Accommodation at the hotel Grauer Bär.

Day 06, Thursday: Innsbruck - Munich

In the morning we enjoy a sightseeing tour of Innsbruck, Austria, located in the Inn valley, in the heart of the Alps. As an alternative excursion you may also ascend to the top of Zugspitze (instead of Innsbruck, not included). In the afternoon we travel to Munich. Accommodation at the Holiday Inn Munich City Center.

Day 07, Friday: Munich

After breakfast we visit the city's main attractions, concluding the tour at the Marienplatz square with its famous clock tower. The capital of Bavaria state, Munich, is famous for its Oktoberfest, which is annually celebrated in September. The afternoon is free to explore at your leisure. In the evening you enjoy a traditional Bavarian dinner. Accommodation at the Holiday Inn Munich City Center.

Day 08, Saturday: Munich - Zurich

Breakfast at the hotel. Around noon transfer to the train station. Travel by train from Munich to Zurich. Upon arrival in Zurich transfer to your hotel. Accommodation at the Hotel Swissôtel Zürich.

Day 09, Sunday: Zurich

The morning is free to spend at your leisure. In the afternoon transfer to the meeting point to explore Zurich during a regular City Tour. Learn more about Zurich's past and present through the city's buildings, histories and anecdotes. Take in the fabulous view of the alps and Lake Zurich from the Hohenstrasse. Travel by cogwheel train (Dolderbahn) to the residential district of Zurichberg, with it's mansions and parks. Return to your hotel at your own expense. Accomodation at the Hotel Swissôtel Zürich.

Day 10, Monday: Zurich - Bernese Oberland - Interlaken

Transfer to Sihlquai, where you start your excursion to Interlaken. The town is beautifully located between two lakes (Lake Thun and Lake Brienz), also known as a shopping paradise - enjoy a wide selection, ranging from regional products to fine jewelry and watches. Accommodation in a 3 * hotel in Interlaken.

Day 11, Tuesday: Interlaken - Jungfraujoch - Zurich

In the morning enjoy a guided tour to Jungfraujoch - TOP OF EUROPE. Take in the magnificent views of the mountains in the Jungfrau region; the impressive north face of Eiger mountain seems almost close enough to touch. At the top of Jungfraujoch, enjoy a fascinating Alpine world of ice, snow and rocks. After this unforgettable winter experience, we descend to the resort town of Wengen to Lauterbrunnen, where you will board a bus that will take you back to Zurich. Return to your hotel at your own expense. Accommodation in Hotel Swissôtel Zürich.

Day 12, Wednesday: Zurich

After breakfast, make your way to the airport for your return flight home.

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Pricing

Your tour land price is per person based on two (2) people sharing a twin or double room. When a single room is booked, a single supplement will apply.

Post night hotel is at the Swissôtel Zurich. Transfer to the airport on day 12 is not included in package. Celtic Tours would be delighted to arrange this transfer for an additional fee.

This tour does not include:

  • Items not noted on itinerary
  • Lunches
  • Departure transfer
  • Tips to driver/guide

Airfare

Airfare is additional. Once you select your date, you will be given the opportunity to search our system for the best available airfare from your home city. The dates shown will be the start / end date of your tour. However, you can alter these dates to arrive earlier or extend your stay as needed.

Our system will search for the best possible airfare during your booking process. Note: airfare cannot be booked sooner than eleven (11) month from date of departure.

Departures & Transfers

Departure date is the date one would depart from the US. Tour begins in Europe one day later.

 
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