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Switzerland and Austria with Oberammergau

13 Days 4 Countries 11 Cities

Journey into the very heart of Europe to scenic Switzerland and Austria, plus the northern fringes of Italy.

"A wonderful and memorable experience"

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13 Days, 4 Countries, 11 Cities

Switzerland and Austria with Oberammergau

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    • Hotel Information: Final hotel accommodation will be confirmed in 2019.
    • Oberammergau Accommodation: Trafalgar has secured hotel accommodation either in Oberammergau or close by in the picturesque villages of the Bavarian Alps. Please note that single and triple rooms are not available for the Oberammergau stay. Solo travellers and triple share guests will be matched and accommodated in a twin room with a fellow solo Trafalgar traveller (of the same gender) for the duration of the stay.
    • Since 1634 and now only every ten years, the tiny picturesque Bavarian village of Oberammergau performs the Passion Play. This tragic and deeply moving chronicle depicts the passion of Christ at the time of the crucifixion. The cast is made up exclusively of the local villagers and equals any professional production in both sheer spectacle and emotion; attracting visitors from around the world. It is an experience that will exceed every expectation and one Trafalgar highly recommends.
    • Important Visa Information: This trip will visit France and Italy for a short period. Some passport holders may require double entry visas. Please speak with your travel agent at time of booking to assess your specific requirements.
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  • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
  • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

About this trip

Explore the Alpine landscapes of Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and the northern fringes of Italy, following the Arlberg route into the Tyrol and the breathtaking scenery of the Wachau Valley. Cross the Tre Croci Pass to the heart of Italy's Dolomites and spectacular Rhône Valley, enjoying beautiful Vienna, St. Moritz and Lake Geneva as you traverse the heart of Europe. Trafalgar has secured premium tickets for you to attend the once in a decade performance of the Passion Play in the picturesque Bavarian town of Oberammergau.


Trip type: Regional Explorer i

Trip code: SWAUF

12 Nights

accommodation

18 Meals
  • 12 hot buffet breakfasts

  • 6 dinners (including Be My Guest)

On-trip Transport

All transport shown.

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Highlights

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

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    • City tour in Salzburg and Vienna

    • Orientation of Zurich and Lucerne

    • See Melk Abbey and the Wachau Valley

    • Premium Tickets for the 2020 Passion Play in Oberammergau

    • View the Matterhorn and Jungfrau mountains (weather permitting), the castle of Chillon, the city of Berne, Chapel Bridge and Lion Monument in Lucerne

    • Visit Vaduz the capital of Liechtenstein, the Italian ski resort of Cortina d'Ampezzo, the mountain resort of St. Moritz, lakeside Stresa and Zermatt


What's Included

Dining

    • 12 hot buffet breakfasts

    • 6 dinners
      (including Be My Guest)


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Travel Highlights

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    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

    • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation

    • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • Optional Experiences and free time

    • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

    • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

    • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

    • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

    • VIP entry to many sights


    Airport Transfers

  • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


Switzerland and Austria with Oberammergau

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Zurich, Switzerland

Day 1

Arrive Zurich

Hohensalzburg Castle, Salzburg, Austria

Day 2

Zurich – Liechtenstein – Salzburg Sightseeing

Melk Abbey, Austria

Day 3

Salzburg – Vienna (2 Nights)

Parliament Building, Vienna, Austria

Day 4

Vienna Sightseeing

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Day 5

Vienna – Oberammergau (2 Nights)

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Day 6

Oberammergau (Passion Play Performance)

Engadine, Switzerland

Day 7

Oberammergau – St. Moritz

Locarno, Switzerland

Day 8

St. Moritz – Thusis – Bellinzona – Stresa – Zermatt (2 Nights)

Matterhorn, Zermatt, Switzerland

Day 9

Zermatt

Lake Geneva, Switzerland

Day 10

Zermatt – Chillon – Montreux

Chapel Bridge, Lucerne, Switzerland

Day 11

Montreux – Berne – Interlaken – Lucerne Orientation (2 Nights)

Lucerne, Switzerland

Day 12

Lucerne

Zurich, Switzerland

Day 13

Lucerne – Depart Zurich

Day 1

Arrive Zurich Day 1 - Arrive Zurich

Welcome to Zurich. After check-in, your Travel Director takes you on an orientation of Switzerland's financial capital before you enjoy a Welcome Reception with your fellow travellers and Travel Director at a local restaurant.

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Day 1

Day 2

Zurich – Liechtenstein – Salzburg Sightseeing Day 2 - Zurich – Liechtenstein – Salzburg Sightseeing

A scenic drive along Lake Walensee brings you to Liechtenstein where you stop at its capital Vaduz. Follow the Arlberg route into the Tyrol, past the Wilder Kaiser Mountains to Salzburg. This impressive city is dominated by Fortress Hohensalzburg. Your Local Specialist shows you a wealth of fascinating sights during your walking tour, including Mozart's family house and the Domplatz.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 2

Day 3

Salzburg – Vienna (2 Nights) Day 3 - Salzburg – Vienna (2 Nights)

Admire breathtaking scenery as you travel past Lake Mondsee and through the Wachau Valley to see the impressive Melk Abbey en route to Imperial Vienna.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 3

Day 4

Vienna Sightseeing Day 4 - Vienna Sightseeing

Vienna is a beautiful city featuring grand palaces and buildings such as the State Opera, the Hofburg, St. Stephen's Cathedral, the Parliament and the Imperial Boulevards. Marvel at all these wonderful sights with your Local Specialist. Stroll through the oldest part of the city - 'Am Hof'. Spend time afterwards exploring on your own. Tonight why not enjoy a Viennese concert.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 4

Day 5

Vienna – Oberammergau (2 Nights) Day 5 - Vienna – Oberammergau (2 Nights)

Today travel through the beautiful Austrian countryside across into Bavarian Germany to the picturesque town of Oberammergau where the Passion Play will be performed tomorrow. Dine at your hotel this evening.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 5

Day 6

Oberammergau (Passion Play Performance) Day 6 - Oberammergau (Passion Play Performance)

Enjoy the unique atmosphere in town before taking your premium seat for an inspired and moving performance of the Passion Play this afternoon. Dine at a local restaurant this evening before experiencing the captivating second half of this unique event as night falls.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 6

Day 7

Oberammergau – St. Moritz Day 7 - Oberammergau – St. Moritz

This morning travel over the border into Switzerland and cross the enchanting Engadine. Arrive later in the fashionable winter sports resort of St. Moritz, where you are free this afternoon to explore the pristine landscape.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 7

Day 8

St. Moritz – Thusis – Bellinzona – Stresa – Zermatt (2 Nights) Day 8 - St. Moritz – Thusis – Bellinzona – Stresa – Zermatt (2 Nights)

Traverse Alpine landscapes to Thusis and follow the San Bernadino route to Bellinzona, famous for its three castles. Continue via Locarno to the shores of Lake Maggiore and explore the scenic town of Stresa. See the beautiful Borromean Islands as you head towards the Simplon Pass. This evening enjoy dinner at your hotel in Zermatt.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 8

Day 9

Zermatt Day 9 - Zermatt

Spend your free day relaxing in the shadows of the magnificent Matterhorn or perhaps consider a mountain trip for fantastic views of the surrounding Alpine peaks.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 9

Day 10

Zermatt – Chillon – Montreux Day 10 - Zermatt – Chillon – Montreux

A spectacular drive through the Rhône Valley brings you to Lake Geneva where you view Lord Byron's Castle of Chillon. Follow the shores of Lake Geneva round to Montreux, famous for its annual jazz festival. This evening travel to a family run winery overlooking Lake Geneva for a special Be My Guest dinner.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Be My Guest Dining

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Be My Guest Dining

Day 10

Day 11

Montreux – Berne – Interlaken – Lucerne Orientation (2 Nights) Day 11 - Montreux – Berne – Interlaken – Lucerne Orientation (2 Nights)

Travel via Berne the Federal capital of Switzerland, to Interlaken in the Bernese Oberland, where you see the mighty Jungfrau (subject to weather conditions). Interlaken is one of the oldest and most popular tourist resorts in Switzerland. Cross the Brünig Pass to the charming town of Lucerne. View the Chapel Bridge and visit the Lion Monument, built in the memory of Louis XVI's Swiss Guards, during your orientation tour.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 11

Day 12

Lucerne Day 12 - Lucerne

Lucerne is a beautiful medieval town set against an impressive backdrop of mountains. Spend free time exploring the old town, shopping for watches and chocolates or consider an Optional Experience up a nearby mountain. Tonight celebrate with your travelling companions at a Farewell Dinner.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner

Day 12

Day 13

Lucerne – Depart Zurich Day 13 - Lucerne – Depart Zurich

Say goodbye to Europe and your new found friends at the end of this amazing holiday. An airport transfer is available to Zurich Airport. Conditions apply.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 13

Available Departures

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The Trafalgar Difference

  • Be My Guest
    The Bovy family open the doors to their 16th century cellars, inviting you to walk among the huge oak barrels decorated with traditional Vaud region paintings and sculptures and sample some of their fine wines with a meal of delicious regional specialities

  • Hidden Treasures
    Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

  • Local Specialists
    For included sightseeing in Salzburg and Vienna

Find out what makes Trafalgar different.

Highlights

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

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    • City tour in Salzburg and Vienna

    • Orientation of Zurich and Lucerne

    • See Melk Abbey and the Wachau Valley

    • Premium Tickets for the 2020 Passion Play in Oberammergau

    • View the Matterhorn and Jungfrau mountains (weather permitting), the castle of Chillon, the city of Berne, Chapel Bridge and Lion Monument in Lucerne

    • Visit Vaduz the capital of Liechtenstein, the Italian ski resort of Cortina d'Ampezzo, the mountain resort of St. Moritz, lakeside Stresa and Zermatt


What's Included

Dining

    • 12 hot buffet breakfasts

    • 6 dinners
      (including Be My Guest)


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What's Included

Travel Highlights

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    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

    • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation

    • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • Optional Experiences and free time

    • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

    • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

    • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

    • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

    • VIP entry to many sights


    Airport Transfers

  • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


Why Trafalgar?

The Trafalgar Experience

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    Service rating : Debbie Wiggan was wonderful and extremely knowledgeableProduct : So much to see in two weeks, so that means a hectic pace, but very enjoyable .Thanks to Debbie, Venci our driver and Trafalgar Tours

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    Tour director was amazing as were the last five cities in Switzerland. They kept getting better and better.

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    Service rating : Trip is well planned, travel director and driver are friendly and very helpful, taking good care of all members.Product : Enjoy very much of all locations, especially the options.

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    Service rating : Verbal info on day's schedule with timely reminders and follow up with notice put up at foyer. Responding to queries and trying to get info needed for clients.Product : I get to see and experience places that are usually not included if i had come with a tour company from my

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    Service rating : We had a great time on the Trafalgar tour in Switzerland and Austria. Our tour directory Deborah was amazing. We saw some many wonderful places and loved exploring Europe with Trafalgar and our new group of travel friends.Product : We visited and explored so many wonderful places

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