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The Alps Switzerland Germany & Austria

July 9 -18 -2019

Join Michael Russo and Anthony LaPanta on a travel experience to the Alps of Switzerland, Germany & Austria. Our tour will feature stunning scenery including a train ride in one of Switzerland's most scenic valleys and a boat cruise deep in the Bavarian Alps! The tour includes all airfare, taxes, daily breakfast and centrally located hotels. Join us on this fabulous tour to the Alps of Switzerland, Germany & Austria!



  • All airfare & taxes included from Minneapolis (other airports may be available)

  • Fully escorted tour

  • City tours of Munich, Salzburg, Innsbruck & Lucerne

  • Dachau Memorial Site

  • Lake Konigsee Boat Cruise, Bavarian Alps

  • Eagles Nest, Bavaria

  • Salzburg Lake District

  • Historic Hallstatt, Austria

  • 13th century Tratzberg Castle, Austria

  • Innsbruck, Austria

  • Vaduz, Lichtenstein

  • Lucerne, Switzerland

  • Bernese Oberland

  • Lauterbrunnen Train Ride

  • Leisure time in each location

Accommodations & Meals

  • 4 Nights Salzburg area, 1 night Innsbruck, 3 Nights in Lucerne

  • 11 Meals including daily breakfast

  • Welcome & Farewell Dinners

  • Dinners include local Ingredients & regional specialties


Day 1:
Fly To Germany

Depart the United States for an overnight flight to Europe and the charm of the Alps.

Included Meals: Light Dinner & Breakfast on Plane

Day 2:

Dachau & Munich

Guten tag Germany! Upon arrival in Munich we make a poignant stop at the Dachau Memorial Site. Later, we enjoy a walking tour of Munich including a visit to the famous Hofbrauhaus. Late afternoon finds us making our way to our hotel in the Salzburg area. Mingle with fellow travelers during our deli- cious Welcome Dinner.

Included Meals: Welcome Dinner


Day 3:

Berchtesgaden & Eagle's Nest

This morning we are off to the village of Berchtes- gaden, which is nestled in the cozy Bavarian Alps. Berchtesgaden is well known for being one of the most beautiful areas in Germany and the moun- tain home of Adolf Hitler. We have the opportunity to visit the Eagle's Nest and the remains of Hitler's mountain retreat. The Eagles Nest offers stunning views of the Obersalzburg area. Later we enjoy a cruise on Bavaria's beautiful Lake Konigssee.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4:

Salzburg & Sound Of Music

Today we tour Salzburg, which home for the film 'Sound of Music. We will be joined by a local guide as we discover one of Austria's most beautiful and recognized cities. We have time to explore the quaint cobble-stoned streets with the opportunity to visit the medieval fortress that lies above the city or one of the cozy beer gardens.

Included Meals: Breakfast


Day 5:

Salzburg Lakes & Hallstatt

Enjoy a day-trip through the picturesque Salzburg lakes and mountains to the postcard-perfect village of Hallstatt. Long a favorite location for artists and pho- tographers due to its quaint traditional buildings and romantic setting. Tonight we return to the Salzburg area.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6:

Innsbruck Austria

We depart the Salzburg area for Austria's Olympic skiing capital, Innsbruck. En route we make a stop at Tratzberg Castle. Perched on a hilltop high above Inntal Valley, this imposing castle was first mentioned in the 13th century. It was originally built to defend the border to Germany's Bavaria. Afternoon finds us in Innsbruck. Innsbruck is known for its distinctive medieval architecture, most notably in pedestrian- friendly Old Town, with its wonderful-to-wander nar- row, twisting streets.

Included Meals: Breakfast


Day 7:

Liechtenstein & Switzerland

We depart Innsbruck for Liechtenstein & Switzer- land. Liechtenstein is one of the smallest countries in Europe with Vaduz as its capital and a population of 5,000. Late afternoon finds us arriving in the well positioned city of Lucerne, Switzerland.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 8:

Lauterbrunnen Valley

A day trip takes us to the Lauterbrunnen, which is situated in one of the most stunning valleys in the Alps with over 72 thundering waterfalls, secluded val- leys and colorful alpine meadows, the Lauterbrunnen Valley is sure to be a highlight. Later, we enjoy a ride on the Kleine Schedeigg where a mountain train takes us out of the valley and offers us amazing views of the Bernese Oberland including the Monch, Eiger and Jungfrau mountains. Enjoy some leisure time in the area before returning to Lucerne.

Included Meals: Breakfast


Day 9:

A local guide joins us on a tour of Lucerne. Lucerne is one of the most beautiful cities in Switzerland and is located directly on the shores of Lake Lucerne. Lu- cerne retains much of its medieval flavor with the old city center, the Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge (one of the oldest in Europe). You will have free time to explore this jewel and shop for Swiss Chocolate and other souvenirs. Later, join fellow travelers for a memorable Farewell Dinner.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Day 10:
Fly Home From Zurich

We pack our bags and say farewell as we depart for the airport in Zurich. We arrive back home with fond memories during our trip to the Alps.

Included Meals: Breakfast


Tour Price:




(based on 2 people sharing a room)

Includes airfare & taxes out of MSP airport (other airports may be available)




(does not include airfare). Based on 2 people sharing a room




Add $800 to double rate Includes airfare out of MSP

Trip Deposit

A $300 deposit per person is required at booking - it is fully refundable until March 10, 2019 After March 10, 2019 deposit is Nonrefundable

Credit Cards: To keep rates down, the prices above are for cash payments. Credit Cards are accepted for final payment but will have an additional credit card charge of $150 per person.

Final Payment

March  10 - 2019

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