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Switzerland and Austria with Oberammergau

13 Days 4 Countries 13 Cities

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

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13 Days 4 Countries 13 Cities

Switzerland and Austria with Oberammergau

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    • 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.
    • Hotel Information: Final hotel accommodation will be confirmed in 2019.
    • Since 1634, the tiny picturesque Bavarian village of Oberammergau has performed the Passion Play every ten years. This tragic and deeply moving chronicle depicts the Passion of Christ at the time of the crucifixion. The cast comprises local villagers exclusively 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.
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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. 

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      • Hotel Information: Final hotel accommodation will be confirmed in 2019.
      • Since 1634, the tiny picturesque Bavarian village of Oberammergau has performed the Passion Play every ten years. This tragic and deeply moving chronicle depicts the Passion of Christ at the time of the crucifixion. The cast comprises local villagers exclusively 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.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • 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

      Witness the unwavering faith of the Oberammergau villagers, who perform their dramatic depiction of the life and death of Jesus to thank God for sparing them from the ravages of the Plague.


      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, 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 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

      Your Itinerary

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      Zurich, Switzerland

      Day 1

      Arrive Zurich

      Salzburg, Austria

      Day 2

      Zurich – Liechtenstein – Salzburg Sightseeing

      Vienna, Austria

      Day 3

      Salzburg – Vienna (2 Nights)

      Hofburg Palace, Vienna, Austria

      Day 4

      Vienna Sightseeing

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      Vienna – Oberammergau (2 Nights)

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      Day 6

      Oberammergau (Passion Play Performance)

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      Day 7

      Oberammergau – St. Moritz

      Zermatt, Switzerland

      Day 8

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

      Matterhorn, Zermatt, Switzerland

      Day 9

      Zermatt

      Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland

      Day 10

      Zermatt – Chillon – Montreux

      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

      Your spiritual pilgrimage to the heart of Europe begins in Zurich, whose historic centre and scenic lakeside setting you will have an opportunity to explore before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for an orientation of the city's iconic sights and a Welcome Reception.

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

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

      Embark on a soul-stirring encounter with the valleys and lofty peaks of Liechtenstein, bound for its tiny capital, Vaduz. Continue along the scenic Alberg route into the Tyrol to your overnight stop in the Baroque city of Salzburg. Here, you will join a Local Specialist for a walking tour that will take you past iconic sights, including the house where Mozart once lived and Domplatz with its imposing Salzburger Dom Cathedral, Residenz Castle and St. Peter's Abbey.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 2

      Day 3

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

      Waltz through the scenic Austrian countryside, past Lake Mondsee and the rolling hills, fortresses and valleys of the picturesque Wachau Valley. See Melk Abbey perched atop its rocky bastion above the beautiful Danube. Our home for the next two nights is the glorious Imperial city of Vienna.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Vienna Sightseeing Day 4 - Vienna Sightseeing

      Admire the grand boulevards and beautiful Gothic and Baroque façades on a guided sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist, who will take you to see the State Opera, Hofburg, St. Stephen's Cathedral and Parliament. Immerse yourself in the centuries-old history of 'Am Hof', before spending free time soaking up the Kaffee culture of the city. This evening, you may wish to embrace the talents of the City of Music and attend a Viennese concert in one of the city's magnificent performance venues.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 4

      Day 5

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

      Travel through the striking Austrian countryside and into Bavarian Germany to the picturesque town of Oberammergau for a Trafalgar Highlight and display of unwavering faith - the Oberammergau Passion Play, which will be performed tomorrow as it has every ten years since 1634. 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)

      Give thanks to God, as the Oberammergau villagers do in their dramatic depiction of the life and death of Jesus Christ. Take your premium seats for a poignant afternoon spent watching the Passion Play, witnessing first-hand the covenant that the villagers made with God in the 17th century to spare them from the ravages of the plague that had decimated their village and resulted in their promise to honour His grace and mercy. Dine at a local restaurant this evening before watching the captivating second half of this performance as night falls.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 6

      Day 7

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

      Continue to Switzerland this morning and cross the enchanting Engadine Valley. You'll arrive later in the fashionable winter sports resort of St. Moritz, where you are free this afternoon to explore its stylish surrounds.

      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 a full day at leisure soaking up Zermatt's crisp mountain air and panoramic alpine vistas. Relax in beautiful surrounds or consider an Optional Experience to the Klein Matterhorn for the most spectacular mountain views.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 9

      Day 10

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

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

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 10

      Day 11

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

      Travel via the laidback Swiss capital of Berne to Interlaken, set in the heart of Switzerland in the shadow of the mighty Jungfrau. Cross the Brünig Pass to the lakeside town of Lucerne, where you'll have an opportunity to view the ancient wooden Chapel Bridge and visit the poignant Lion Monument which pays tribute to the brave Swiss Guards who lost their lives defending Louis XVI during the French Revolution.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 11

      Day 12

      Lucerne Day 12 - Lucerne

      Snow-capped peaks surround you as you wander through the medieval streets of Lucerne lined with colourful muralled façades. Spend a full free day exploring the Old Town, enjoy a leisurely Swiss lunch or consider an Optional Experience ascending a nearby mountain for panoramic views. This evening, toast to journey filled with hope, faith and blessings during your Farewell Dinner.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Day 12

      Day 13

      Lucerne – Depart Zurich Day 13 - Lucerne – Depart Zurich

      We say a fond farewell to Switzerland and our fellow travellers at the end of a moving journey. An airport transfer is available to Zurich Airport. Conditions apply.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 13

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        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. (Day 10)

      • Local Specialists
        For included sightseeing in Salzburg and Vienna

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • CITY TOUR in Salzburg and Vienna

        • ORIENTATION of Zurich, 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 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


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