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Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between August 4, 2017 and April 30, 2019 for travel in 2019. Does not apply to Cosmos, Monograms, Cuba, Escapes by Globus or Avalon Waterways. Offer is combinable only with the Welcome Back Credit and any applicable air promos. Offer reliant on space availability. Applies to new 2019 bookings only. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. May be withdrawn at any time. Available from participating GFOB offices only.
10% off Young Traveler discount based on the full land-only cost of the tour. Only applies to Globus and Cosmos; does not apply to Avalon Waterways, vacations including Oberammergau or Escapes Vacations by Globus. To receive the Young Traveler discount, the age of the traveler must qualify at start date of the vacation. Does not apply to custom groups. Discount is applicable to any accommodation. Additional restrictions may apply.
Discount on the land-only portion of core tour, not including extra night accommodations, extensions, taxes/fees, tips, and supplements. Does not apply to Cosmos, Monograms, Escapes by Globus, vacations including Oberammergau or Avalon Waterways. Multiple tours must travel within the same calendar year and must be booked at the same time. Discount is calculated off the least expensive tour. Offer reliant on space availability and applies to new bookings only. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Does not apply to custom groups. Additional restrictions may apply.
Traveling party of 5, 6, or 7 must travel from same origination point and must be advised at the time of booking. Discount on the land-only portion of core tour, not including extra night accommodations, extensions, taxes/fees, tips, and supplements. Does not apply to Cosmos, Monograms, vacations including Oberammergau or Avalon Waterways. Not combinable with other group allowances. Travelers already traveling at a discount, such as children, do not count toward the party total. Offer reliant on space availability, and applies to new bookings only. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Does not apply to custom groups or Escapes by Globus. Additional restrictions may apply.
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On this Germany, Austria, and Switzerland tour, be prepared for breathtaking views! Your vacation starts and ends with welcome and farewell dinners in Munich and includes overnights also in Salzburg, Vienna, St. Veit, Innsbruck, St. Moritz, Lugano, Zermatt, Lucerne, and Dornbirn. Along the way, guided sightseeing and walking tours in many of the cities feature the must-see attractions, including Marienplatz in Munich, with the Old and New Town Halls; Mirabell Gardens and Residenz Square in Salzburg; Vienna's Heldenplatz; Innsbruck’s Golden Roof, the balcony built for Emperor Maximilian in the early 15th century; and the Lion Monument in Lucerne, dedicated to the Swiss Guards killed during the French Revolution.The stunning scenery you'll see includes a drive through 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 Maggiore in Italy; Zermatt, a picturesque cluster of rustic chalets beneath the Matterhorn; and more. A scenic drive along Lake Zurich and Lake Walen brings you to Bad Ragaz, a popular spa resort, and Vaduz, capital of the Principality of Liechtenstein.On this Germany, Austria, and Switzerland tour, Globus has arranged some out-of-the-ordinary experiences for you. You'll visit the world-famous Lipizzaner Stallion stud farm in Austria, the place 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 Café for an aperitif in Lugano. Fascinating sightseeing, beautiful scenery, special experiences, an expert Tour Director, and knowledgeable Local Guides—this Central Europe tour offers it all!
Day 1: ARRIVE IN MUNICH, GERMANY.
Welcome to Munich! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
Day 2: MUNICH–SALZBURG, AUSTRIA.
Sightseeing with a Local Guide in Germany’s “Secret Capital” features the impressive Olympic Stadium, built for the 1972 Olympics; the 1,000-foot-high Olympic Tower; Nymphenburg Palace; and Königsplatz, used for Nazi rallies during World War II. Drive along the Ludwigstrasse, and see the Bavarian Arch of Triumph and Field Marshall Hall, a monumental loggia on the Odeonsplatz. Visit lively MARIENPLATZ with the Old and the New Town Halls and the gothic Frauenkirche. Arrive in lovely Salzburg and discover the historic center during your guided walking tour. 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. (B)
Day 3: SALZBURG–VIENNA.
Morning at leisure with the possibility to join an optional excursion to Berchtesgaden. Then, continue through the scenic Salzkammergut Lakeland and along the Danube Valley to Vienna, once the center of the mighty Habsburg Empire. Tonight, you may wish to try out local specialties and Viennese entertainment. (B)
Day 4: VIENNA.
Guided sightseeing features vistas of Prater park with its giant Ferris wheel; a drive along the famous Ringstrasse with its magnificent buildings like the State Opera House; the Jewish quarter; and a 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. There is an opportunity to join an interesting optional excursion to Bratislava, capital of Slovakia. (B)
Day 5: VIENNA–PIBER–ST. VEIT.
Visit magnificent SCHÖNBRUNN PALACE, the former imperial summer residence, before leaving Vienna. Enter Styria, with its mountains and forests. Visit [LF] the world-famous LIPIZZANER STALLION STUD FARM in Piber, where these magnificent horses are bred and raised before training at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna. (B,D)
Day 6: ST. VEIT–ITALIAN DOLOMITES, ITALY–INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA.
Cross the Italian border and arrive in Cortina d’Ampezzo, the Olympic skiing resort in the Dolomites, the Italian “Rocky Mountains.” Travel via Tre Croci Pass and Lake Misurina to Brunico. Cross Brenner Pass into the Tyrolean Alps, and arrive in cozy Innsbruck, capital of Tyrol. Follow your Tour Director for a pleasant walk through the quaint medieval lanes to Emperor Maximilian’s GOLDEN ROOF. Time to shop for Innsbruck’s famous crystal. Why not join an optional Tyrolean song-and-dance show? (B)
Day 7: INNSBRUCK–ST. MORITZ, SWITZERLAND.
Today’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 8: ST. MORITZ–LAKE COMO–LUGANO.
Descend via Italy’s Lake Como to Lugano. See Parco Ciani, and drive along the lakeside promenade to Piazza Riforma, noted for its pastel-colored, neoclassical palazzi. Join the locals in a relaxed atmosphere at the [LF] historical Vanini Café for an aperitif. Tonight, you may wish to join an optional cruise across sparkling Lake Lugano to the fishing village of Gandria, where dinner awaits. (B)
Day 9: LUGANO–LAKE MAGGIORE, ITALY–ZERMATT, SWITZERLAND.
From Swiss Lake Lugano, drive to Lake Maggiore, the largest lake in the Swiss-Italian Lake District, and 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 Täsch, board the MOUNTAIN TRAIN to climb the last few miles up to Zermatt, a picturesque cluster of rustic chalets beneath the Matterhorn. (B,D)
Day 10: AT LEISURE IN ZERMATT.
A full day at leisure is your chance to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of this car-free town. Join an exciting optional to Klein Matterhorn for spectacular views of the Matterhorn and the surrounding Alps. (B)
Day 11: ZERMATT–BERNE–INTERLAKEN–LUCERNE.
A scenic drive through the vineyards and apricot groves of the lower Rhône Valley brings you to Lake Geneva and via the dairy country of Gruyère to the Swiss capital, Berne. See the monumental Federal Palace during your orientation and stop at the BEAR PARK before continuing to Interlaken, a Bernese Oberland resort nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz and beneath the towering Jungfrau. Cross Brünig Pass to picture-book Lucerne. (B)
Day 12: LUCERNE.
Follow your Tour Director on a leisurely walk this morning, and admire Thorwaldsen’s impressive LION MONUMENT, dedicated to the Swiss Guards who protected the Royal House of France during the French Revolution. Walk along ornate patrician houses of the walled Old Town, then cross the famous covered CHAPEL BRIDGE to the Jesuit Church, the first large baroque church built in Switzerland on the north side of the Alps. Afterward, shop for Swiss watches and maybe join an exciting optional excursion to Mount Pilatus. (B,D)
Day 13: LUCERNE–BAD RAGAZ–VADUZ, LIECHTENSTEIN–DORNBIRN, AUSTRIA.
A scenic drive along Lake Zurich and Lake Walen brings you to Bad Ragaz, a popular spa resort, famous for its natural thermal spring water. Next is Vaduz, capital of the Principality of Liechtenstein. Take pictures of the castle where the rulers of this tiny country reside. Cross the border into Austria and arrive in Dornbirn with time to explore the market square in the historical town center. (B,D)
Day 14: DORNBIRN–MUNICH, GERMANY.
Return to Germany and follow the scenic road through Bavaria’s beautiful Allgäu region and arrive in Munich. Afternoon at leisure, and tonight, a farewell dinner at a local restaurant is the best way to say auf Wiedersehen! (B,D)
Day 15: MUNICH.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
Sightseeing & Activities:
Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit Marienplatz; farewell dinner at a local restaurant
Guided walking tour, visit Mirabell Gardens and Residenz Square
Guided sightseeing, visit Heldenplatz and Schönbrunn Palace
[LF] Visit the original Lipizzaner Stallion stud farm
Visit the Olympic skiing resort
Walk through the Old Town to the Golden Roof
Orientation; [LF] aperitif at Café Vanini
Stop in the town of Stresa
By mountain train
Orientation, stop at the Bear Park
Visit the Bernese Oberland resort
Walking tour including the Lion Monument and Chapel Bridge
Visit the spa resort
Visit the capital of the Principality of Liechtenstein
Motorcoach; mountain train. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
Full buffet breakfast daily; 7 three-course dinners, including a dinner at a local restaurant in Munich
Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.
Single room supplement:
Triple room reduction per person:
Extra nights per person in Munich:
in single room $153-$603, in twin $87-$312, in triple $95-$246
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