10 or 12 days
Vienna, Munich, Tyrol, Lucerne Region, Heidelberg, with extension to Rhineland
The cultures of Austria, Germany and Switzerland are deeply intertwined, but each retains its own distinct character. Feel the grandeur of Vienna’s Schönbrunn Palace and the charm of the Marienplatz in Munich. In the Alpine hills, along the Black Forest roads, and at the turreted Neuschwanstein Castle, the imagery forges a connection to the region’s rich literary heritage.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Austria

  • Day 2: Vienna

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination

    Arrive in Vienna
  • Day 3: Vienna

    Visit Schönbrunn Palace

    Take a guided tour of Vienna

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Ringstrasse
    • the Parliament building
    • Neues Rathaus
    • Hofburg Palace 
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Viennese waltz dancing

    Viennese waltz dancing

    Experience the elegance and grandeur of the traditional Austrian waltz, the world’s oldest form of ballroom dance. During an optional two-and-a-half-hour lesson, you’ll discover the long and complex relationship between dance and city as you learn to turn and step with the best.

    Enjoy a Wiener Schnitzel Dinner

  • Day 4: Vienna • Salzburg • Munich

    Orient yourself to the city of Salzburg with your Tour Director

    Continue on to Munich

  • Day 5: Munich

    Take a guided tour of Munich

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Olympic Stadium
    • Residenz
    • Marienplatz

    Take a walking tour of Munich

    With your tour director you will see:

    • Frauenkirche
    • Neues Rathaus
    • Hofbräuhaus

    Visit the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site

  • Day 6: Munich • Neuschwanstein • Tyrol region

    Visit Neuschwanstein Castle

    Arrive in the Tyrol Region

  • Day 7: Tyrol region • Liechtenstein • Lucerne

    Arrive in Lucerne

  • Day 8: Lucerne

    Take a walking tour of Lucerne

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Lion Monument
    • Kapellbrücke
    • Lake Lucerne
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Swiss Alps Experience

    Swiss Alps Experience

    Venture to the roof of the Swiss Alps, atop one of the majestic peaks that tower over charming Lucerne. Take a boat across Lake Lucerne (in season) and ride a cog railway to the top of either Mount Pilatus (best known for its steep railway and its iconic craggy summit) or Mount Rigi (beloved for its original mountain railway and its history as a favourite spot of Mark Twain). Enjoy the splendid views of the quaint villages and fields of Switzerland as you trek along the mountain with your group. (Note: Warm clothes and appropriate shoes recommended). 

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Swiss Fondue Evening

    Swiss Fondue Evening

    Join us for a bit of Swiss tradition. Once you arrive at a beautiful farming village, your group will participate in hands-on activities like an interactive storytelling hour, Swiss wooden bowling, taking photos with Swiss props and dress, and even trying your hand at playing an Alpine horn. Afterwards you'll enjoy a delicious 3-course dinner, including the chance to try fondue—the Swiss national dish! All of this is accompanied by traditional Swiss music. 

  • Day 9: Lucerne • Heidelberg

    Explore Freiburg on your own

    Visit the Heidelberg Castle and wine barrel

    Take a tour of Heidelberg

    Arrive in Heidelberg

  • Day 10: Depart for home

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  • Day 10: Rhineland

    Take a walking tour of Koblenz

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Mutter-Beethoven-Haus
    • Old Town

    Arrive in the Rhineland

  • Day 11: Rhineland

    Excursion to Bonn and Cologne 

    See Bonn

    Visit the Museum of German History

    Visit the Haribo Factory Store 

    Visit Cologne Cathedral

  • Day 12: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Austria

  • Day 2: Vienna

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination

    Arrive in Vienna
  • Day 3: Vienna

    Visit Schönbrunn Palace

    Take a guided tour of Vienna

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Ringstrasse
    • the Parliament building
    • Neues Rathaus
    • Hofburg Palace 
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Viennese waltz dancing

    Viennese waltz dancing

    Experience the elegance and grandeur of the traditional Austrian waltz, the world’s oldest form of ballroom dance. During an optional two-and-a-half-hour lesson, you’ll discover the long and complex relationship between dance and city as you learn to turn and step with the best.

    Enjoy a Wiener Schnitzel Dinner

  • Day 4: Vienna • Salzburg • Munich

    Orient yourself to the city of Salzburg with your Tour Director

    Continue on to Munich

  • Day 5: Munich

    Take a guided tour of Munich

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Olympic Stadium
    • Residenz
    • Marienplatz

    Take a walking tour of Munich

    With your tour director you will see:

    • Frauenkirche
    • Neues Rathaus
    • Hofbräuhaus

    Visit the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site

  • Day 6: Munich • Neuschwanstein • Tyrol region

    Visit Neuschwanstein Castle

    Arrive in the Tyrol Region

  • Day 7: Tyrol region • Liechtenstein • Lucerne

    Arrive in Lucerne

  • Day 8: Lucerne

    Take a walking tour of Lucerne

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Lion Monument
    • Kapellbrücke
    • Lake Lucerne
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Swiss Alps Experience

    Swiss Alps Experience

    Venture to the roof of the Swiss Alps, atop one of the majestic peaks that tower over charming Lucerne. Take a boat across Lake Lucerne (in season) and ride a cog railway to the top of either Mount Pilatus (best known for its steep railway and its iconic craggy summit) or Mount Rigi (beloved for its original mountain railway and its history as a favourite spot of Mark Twain). Enjoy the splendid views of the quaint villages and fields of Switzerland as you trek along the mountain with your group. (Note: Warm clothes and appropriate shoes recommended). 

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Swiss Fondue Evening

    Swiss Fondue Evening

    Join us for a bit of Swiss tradition. Once you arrive at a beautiful farming village, your group will participate in hands-on activities like an interactive storytelling hour, Swiss wooden bowling, taking photos with Swiss props and dress, and even trying your hand at playing an Alpine horn. Afterwards you'll enjoy a delicious 3-course dinner, including the chance to try fondue—the Swiss national dish! All of this is accompanied by traditional Swiss music. 

  • Day 9: Lucerne • Heidelberg

    Explore Freiburg on your own

    Visit the Heidelberg Castle and wine barrel

    Take a tour of Heidelberg

    Arrive in Heidelberg

  • Day 10: Depart for home

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  • Day 10: Rhineland

    Take a walking tour of Koblenz

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Mutter-Beethoven-Haus
    • Old Town

    Arrive in the Rhineland

  • Day 11: Rhineland

    Excursion to Bonn and Cologne 

    See Bonn

    Visit the Museum of German History

    Visit the Haribo Factory Store 

    Visit Cologne Cathedral

  • Day 12: Depart for home

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  • Entrances

    Schönbrunn Palace; Dachau; Neuschwanstein Castle; Heidelberg Castle wine barrel; With extension: Rhine River Cruise; Cologne Cathedral; Beethoven House; Haus der Geschichte

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