Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1: Departure from the USA. Overnight flight to Europe.

DAY 2: GERMANYFrankfurt Airport - Nuremberg
Arrive at Frankfurt Airport. Your tour manager will then guide you on a ride through the Franconian Wine Region. Welcome dinner at the hotel. (Dinner)

DAY 3: GERMANYNuremberg
Your day is at leisure to explore Nuremberg, a city with a rich history. Nuremberg is closely linked to the rise and fall of the Nazis. The optional ‘Rothenburg & Dinner’ excursion also takes you to the medieval walled city of Rothenberg-ob-der-Tauber and includes a typical Franconian dinner. (Breakfast)

DAY 4: GERMANY - AUSTRIAMunich - Fieberbrunn
Tour the Bavarian capital of Munich this morning. You may enjoy an independent lunch in the world-famous Hofbräuhaus beer hall. The afternoon ride into Austria will give you an opportunity to admire beautiful Alpine landscapes. (Breakfast, Dinner)

14-day Germany, Austria, & Switzerland ® Tour with 2 nights in Oberammergau.

DAY 5: AUSTRIATyrolean Alps - Fieberbrunn
For those who enjoy the outdoors, today is ideal for walking, hiking or biking in the majestic Austrian Alps. Another option is to join the ‘Salzburg & Berchtesgaden with Dinner’ and ‘Eagle’s Nest’ optional excursions to learn more about the region’s culture and history. (Breakfast)

DAY 6: AUSTRIA - GERMANYKitzbühl - Innsbruck - Oberammergau
The morning stop is in the colorful ski resort of Kitzbühl. Following the Inn River, you will arrive in Innsbruck, the capital of Tyrol. After lunch, enter the Bavarian Alps on the scenic drive through the Seefeld Pass on the way to your hotel in Oberammergau or one of the neighboring villages. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 7: GERMANYOberammergau
In the morning, visit the Oberammergau Museum and explore the village. After lunch, transfer to the Passion Play Theatre. The rest of the day is devoted to the Passion Play. You will have dinner and a little more time to explore the village during the 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. intermission. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 8: LIECHTENSTEIN - SWITZERLANDVaduz - Swiss Lake District
The bus will take you through the Alps to Liechtenstein, an independent principality between Austria and Switzerland. After visiting the capital Vaduz, enter into Switzerland. Dinner will be at your hotel, located in between mountains and lakes. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 9: SWITZERLANDLucerne - Swiss Lake District
Driving around Lake Lucerne in William Tell country, you will arrive in the city of Lucerne, where you can enjoy its many historical treasures. Consider joining the ‘Swiss Folklore Lunch’ and ‘Swiss Mountain’ optional excursions to familiarize yourself with the culture and scenery of the area. (Breakfast)

DAY 10: SWITZERLAND - GERMANYEinsiedeln - Schaffhausen Rhine Falls - Black Forest
On the way back to Germany, stop in the pilgrimage town of Einsiedeln and by the falls on the Rhine River near Schaffhausen. Tonight you have an opportunity to try the local cuisine on the optional ‘Black Forest Hot Rock Dinner’ excursion. (Breakfast)

DAY 11: GERMANYBlack Forest
You are in the perfect place to relax for the day, in the midst of the picturesque Black Forest. You may also choose to visit the nearby town of Freiburg and enjoy Alsacian food and wine on the optional ‘Freiburg and a Taste of France’ excursion. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 12: GERMANY
Heidelberg - Frankfurt Airport Area
Travel to the idyllic town of Heidelberg on the Neckar River. The old town features the red sandstone ruins of a hilltop castle. Continue north to your hotel conveniently located near Frankfurt Airport for the last two nights of the tour. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 13: GERMANYRüdesheim - Frankfurt Airport Area
You will have free time today in Rüdesheim, located about 45 minutes from your hotel. Some time today, you will want to stroll along the Rhine River or visit the small shops and museums of this festive town. The optional ‘Rhine Cruise and Cable Car’ excursion takes you on a river steamer past old castles and lets you enjoy beautiful views of the Rhine valley and the surrounding vineyards. Over dinner tonight, review with your traveling companions the highlights of your tour. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 14: Frankfurt - Daytime flight back to the U.S.A. (Breakfast)

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