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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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    • 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.
    • 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.
    • This trip will visit 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.
    • Drinking Water: Tap water is safe to drink in all of the destinations on this trip. Please remember to bring a water bottle.
    • 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.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.
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    • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia 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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      • 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.
      • 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.
      • This trip will visit 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.
      • Drinking Water: Tap water is safe to drink in all of the destinations on this trip. Please remember to bring a water bottle.
      • 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, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia 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 breakfasts

      • 6 dinners (including Be My Guest)

      On-trip Transport

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • PREMIUM TICKETS for the 2020 Passion Play in Oberammergau

        • CITY TOUR in Salzburg and Vienna

        • ORIENTATION of Zurich, Lucerne

        • VISIT Vaduz the capital of Liechtenstein, the mountain resort of St. Moritz, lakeside Stresa and Zermatt

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

        • SEE Melk Abbey and the Wachau Valley


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 12 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 up to half your evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Handcrafted Highlights

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and professional 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


      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.

      Meal(s)
      Welcome Dinner
      Hotel
      Swissotel

      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.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Hotel
      Austria Trend Europa

      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.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Hotel
      Roomz Prater

      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.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast

      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.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel: See 'Trip Notes'

      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.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Regional Dinner

      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.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Hotel
      Reine Victoria

      8. St. Moritz – Stresa – Zermatt (2 Nights)

      Drive via the Maloja Pass, past Lake Como, to the sun-kissed shores of Lake Maggiore. Explore the sophisticated lakeside town of Stresa, before seeing the Borromean Islands, with their beautiful palaces and gardens.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Ambassador

      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.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast

      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.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Be My Guest
      Hotel
      Eurotel

      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.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Hotel
      Grand Europe

      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.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Farewell Dinner

      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.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast

      Available Departures

      Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/en-za/tours/switzerland-and-austria-with-oberammergau?season=First%20Look%202020 for the latest discounts & departure information.

      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Connect with Locals
        Enjoy Swiss hospitality with the Conne Family and her daughter on the vine-clad hills sloping down to Lake Geneva. During 'Be My Guest' dinner you'll get to taste the local wines, cheeses and cured meats as well as the delicious breads and desserts while the family tell of the many years they have tended these vines in this magical setting. (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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        • PREMIUM TICKETS for the 2020 Passion Play in Oberammergau

        • CITY TOUR in Salzburg and Vienna

        • ORIENTATION of Zurich, Lucerne

        • VISIT Vaduz the capital of Liechtenstein, the mountain resort of St. Moritz, lakeside Stresa and Zermatt

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

        • SEE Melk Abbey and the Wachau Valley


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 12 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 up to half your evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Handcrafted Highlights

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and professional 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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