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Globus Arrow 2018: Globus Europe Vacations Arrow GLOBUS 2018: Alpine Countries (ZF)
GLOBUS 2018: Alpine Countries (ZF)
15 days from Frankfurt to Frankfurt
On this guided tour of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, be prepared for breathtaking views! Your vacation starts and ends with welcome and farewell dinners in Frankfurt and includes overnights also in Munich, Vienna, St. Veit, Innsbruck, St. Moritz, Lugano, Zermatt, and Lucerne. Along the way, guided sightseeing and walking tours in many of the cities feature the must-see attractions, including the world-famous Hofbrauhaus, dating back to 1589, and 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.

The stunning scenery you'll see includes a drive along Germany's Romantic Road, with its old-world charm, picturesque villages, and breathtaking countryside; the scenic Salzkammergut Lakeland in Austria, made famous in the movie The 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 rustic chalets beneath the Matterhorn; Switzerland's Rhine Falls - Europe's largest waterfall.

On this Germany, Austria, and Switzerland escorted tour, you'll also enjoy out-of-the-ordinary experiences. You'll visit the world-famous Lipizzaner Stallion Stud Farm in Austria where these magnificent horses are bred and raised before they go to the Spanish Riding School in Vienna. You'll also join the locals at the historical Vanini Cafe for an aperitif in Lugano.

Fascinating sightseeing, beautiful scenery, special experiences, an expert Tour Director, and knowledgeable Local Guides-this Central Europe guided tour offers it all!
Details
Tour OperatorGlobus
OfferOffer valid through 12/31/2017
Duration
15 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
Itinerary
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1FrankfurtWelcome to Frankfurt! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
Day 2MunichDrive along the Romantic Road to medieval Rothenburg-a picturesque, medieval walled town that is famous for Christmas ornaments. After a walking tour, continue to Munich, Bavaria's proud capital. Tonight, stroll through the Old Town and visit [LF] the world-famous HOFBRAUHAUS. (B)
Day 3MunichSightseeing with a Local Guide of Germany's 'Secret Capital' features the Olympic Stadium, built for the 1972 Olympics; the 1,000-foot-high Olympic Tower; and Konigsplatz, used for Nazi rallies during World War II. Drive along the Ludwigstrasse, and see the Bavarian Arch of Triumph and Field Marshall Hall. Also visit lively MARIENPLATZ with the Old and the New Town Halls and the gothic Frauenkirche. An optional excursion is available to romantic Linderhof Castle, built by King Ludwig II, and the Passion Play village of Oberammergau. (B,D)
Day 4ViennaArrive in Salzburg, where your walking tour with a Local Guide includes the historic center. Admire MIRABELL GARDENS, the Great Festival Hall, St. Peter's Monastery, and magnificent RESIDENZ SQUARE, where some scenes of The Sound of Music movie were filmed. Then, continue through the scenic Salzkammergut Lakeland and along the Danube River to Vienna, once the center of the mighty Habsburg Empire. Tonight, you may wish to try out local specialties and Viennese entertainment. (B)
Day 5ViennaGuided sightseeing features vistas of Prater park with its giant Ferris wheel, then drive along the Ringstrasse, pass the State Opera House, the Jewish quarter, and stop at the Hofburg Palace, winter residence of the Austrian imperial family. Marvel at the impressive courtyards, famous HELDENPLATZ, and awesome St. Stephen's Cathedral. For those who wish to 'see it all,' there is a chance to join an interesting optional excursion to Bratislava, capital of Slovakia. (B)
Day 6St VeitStart this morning with a visit to magnificent SCHONBRUNN PALACE. Leave Vienna and enter Styria. [LF] Enjoy a special visit to the world-famous LIPIZZANER STALLION STUD FARM in Piber, the place where these magnificent horses are bred and raised before they go to the Spanish Riding School in Vienna. (B,D)
Day 7InnsbruckCross the Italian border and arrive in Cortina d'Ampezzo, the Olympic skiing resort in the Dolomites, the Italian 'Rocky Mountains.' Then, via Tre Croci Pass and Lake Misurina to Brunico and across Brenner Pass to Innsbruck in the Tyrolean Alps. Stroll through its medieval lanes to Emperor Maximilian's GOLDEN ROOF. Why not join an optional Tyrolean song-and-dance show? (B)
Day 8St MoritzToday's focus is the Swiss Engadine. See deep-blue lakes, airy larch forests, mountain peaks exceeding 12,000 feet, and quaint villages with massive white stone houses in the characteristic Grisons style. Afternoon is free in ritzy St. Moritz. (B,D)
Day 9LuganoDescend via Italy's Lake Como to Lugano. Your orientation, past Parco Ciani, brings you to the lakeside promenade. In Piazza Riforma, noted for its pastel-colored, neoclassical palazzi, join the locals in a relaxed atmosphere at the [LF] historical Vanini Cafe, with an aperitif. Tonight, you may wish to join an optional cruise across sparkling Lake Lugano to the fishing village of Gandria, where a traditional dinner awaits you. (B)
Day 10ZermattOn the way to Lake Maggiore, stop in elegant Stresa. An optional boat ride to enchanting Isola Bella can be arranged. Cross lofty Simplon Pass into the Swiss Valais, an area renowned for its great mountain resorts. In Tasch, board a MOUNTAIN TRAIN to climb the last few miles up to Zermatt, a picturesque cluster of rustic chalets beneath the Matterhorn. (B,D)
Day 11ZermattToday is your chance to enjoy an exciting optional to the Klein Matterhorn for spectacular views of the Matterhorn and the surrounding Alps. (B)
Day 12LucerneThrough the vineyards and apricot groves of the lower Rhone Valley to Lake Geneva and via the dairy country of Gruyere to the Swiss capital, Berne. See the monumental Federal Palace during your orientation and stop at the BEAR PARK before continuing via Interlaken, a Bernese Oberland resort beneath the towering Jungfrau, and across Brunig Pass to Lucerne. (B)
Day 13LucerneOn your walking tour, admire Thorwaldsen's impressive LION MONUMENT and ornate patrician houses of the walled Old Town, then cross the famous CHAPEL BRIDGE to the Jesuit church. Afterwards, shop for Swiss watches and maybe join an exciting optional excursion to Mount Pilatus. (B,D)
Day 14FrankfurtOn the way back to Germany, visit thundering RHINE FALLS at Schaffhausen. Enter the pine-clad hills of the Black Forest, renowned for its cuckoo clocks, and enjoy a WOODCARVING DEMONSTRATION on your way to Frankfurt. Tonight, [LF] a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant awaits you to celebrate the success of your Alpine vacation. (B,D)
Day 15FrankfurtYour vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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US$ Price Details

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

Single room supplement:
$583

Triple room reduction per person:
$56

Extra nights per person in Frankfurt:
in single room $90-$245, in twin $61-$122, in triple $57-$103

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