Discover Switzerland, Austria & Bavaria With Oberammergau Passion Play

Bern, Montreux, Gstaad, Lucerne, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Oberammergau, Fussen, Munich

The distinct cultures of Switzerland, Austria, and Bavaria await you. Explore delightful Bern on a panoramic sightseeing tour featuring the Bundeshaus (the Swiss Parliament), the famous Bear Pit, the Rose Gardens, and the gothic cathedral. Your time in Lucerne, the "Swiss Paradise on the Lake," includes a leisurely paced Alstadt (Old Town) walking tour. While in Innsbruck, enjoy a panoramic visit to this city's Olympic landmarks. In beautiful Salzburg, stroll through Mirabell Gardens and along the quaint Getreidegasse (site of Mozart's birthplace). Have dinner in Austria's oldest restaurant, St. Peter's. Fairy tales come to life with a picture stop at Bavaria's most famous castle, Neuschwanstein. Your amazing journey concludes in the charming village of Oberammergau.

Our prices start from

$ 3,699 LAND ONLY

10 Days • GUIDED • 14 Meals

Operated Tour

The Details

  • 8 nights accommodation
  • Services of a tour manager
  • All on-tour transportation and related fees
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • Round trip home to airport sedan service provided when you purchase airfare through Member Choice Vacations. One transfer per person, per reservation. (Restrictions apply)
  • 8 breakfasts, 1 lunches, 5 dinners

Itinerary

Engaging Experiences These special places and experiences are considered tour highlights. Look for them in the daily itineraries.

Day 1 - Overnight Flight

Set out to experience Switzerland, Austria, Bavaria and the Oberammergau Passion Play.

Day 2 - Bern, Switzerland - Tour Begins

Savor a dinner featuring local cuisine and traditional cheese fondue.

Hotel Bern, Bern or Hotel Bären, Bern

Dinner Included

Your tour opens in Bern, the capital of Switzerland and a UNESCO World Heritage site nestled in the Swiss countryside. The cobbled Old Town section is so well preserved that residents who lived here 500 years ago would still find it familiar today. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner featuring local cuisine such as traditional cheese fondue.

Day 3 - Bern

Hotel Bern, Bern or Hotel Bären, Bern

Breakfast Included

Explore Bern on a panoramic sightseeing tour featuring the Bundeshaus (the Swiss Parliament), the Bear Pit, the Rose Gardens and the Gothic cathedral which dominates Old Town's skyline. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore independently. Perhaps you will take the funicular ride up Gurten Mountain which affords beautiful views of Bern.

Day 4 - Bern - Château de Chillon - Montreux - Gstaad - Bern

Walk the halls of the legendary, medieval Château de Chillon, beautifully located on the shores of Lake Geneva. Ride the GoldenPass Panoramic Train from Montreux to Gstaad.

Hotel Bern, Bern or Hotel Bären, Bern

Breakfast, Dinner Included

Travel along the shores of Lake Geneva to the legendary, medieval Château de Chillon. This princely residence faces the lake but puts forth the image of an imposing fortress from the mountains. Later, enjoy inspiring Alpine views with a ride on the GoldenPass Panoramic Train from Montreux to Gstaad. Discover the delightful ambience of this world-famous Alpine ski resort with its numerous traditional wood chalets. This evening's dinner is included at one of Bern's great restaurants.

Day 5 - Bern - Lucerne - Innsbruck, Austria

Enjoy a walking tour of Lucerne's Altstadt (Old Town).

Hotel Innsbruck, Innsbruck or AC Hotel by Marriott, Innsbruck

Breakfast Included

Set out for Lucerne, the "Swiss Paradise on the Lake." Enjoy a leisurely paced Altstadt (Old Town) walking tour, and discover the hidden treasures of the city. Lucerne has more than 800 years of history. Explore such medieval treasures as the covered Chapel Bridge (1833); the famous Water Tower which has served as a prison, watchtower and treasury; the Renaissance-style Town Hall; the Baroque Jesuit Church; and the Lion Monument, carved from natural rock to commemorate the heroic Swiss Guard. En route to Innsbruck we make our way through Liechtenstein, the smallest and richest German-speaking country in the world and the only country to lie entirely within the Alps.

Day 6 - Innsbruck

Hotel Innsbruck, Innsbruck or AC Hotel by Marriott, Innsbruck

Breakfast Included

This morning, it's your choice! Choose one of two leisurely walking tours: join a local guide as you discover the city's history, culture and popular attractions including Maria Theresien Strasse, the Hofburg and the Golden Roof -OR- you may embark on a tour focusing on Innsbruck's unique architectural structures including its famous ski jump.

Day 7 - Innsbruck - Salzburg - Innsbruck

Delight in dinner at the 1,200-year-old St. Peter's Restaurant, Austria's oldest.

Hotel Innsbruck, Innsbruck or AC Hotel by Marriott, Innsbruck

Breakfast, Dinner Included

Travel through the picturesque Austrian countryside to Salzburg. Upon arrival, enjoy a leisurely paced walking tour featuring Mirabell Gardens (seen in The Sound of Music); the quaint Getreidegasse (birthplace of Mozart); and many other highlights of this beautiful city. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure to independently explore and enjoy Salzburg's fabulous sights. Complete your day with a delightful dinner at the 1,200-year-old St. Peter's Restaurant, the oldest in Austria and still owned by the monks.

Day 8 - Innsbruck - Oberammergau, Germany - Passion Play

Witness a performance of the Oberammergau Passion Play.

Oberammergau region hotel

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included

Cross the border into Bavaria, Germany to the quaint village of Oberammergau. This afternoon, witness a performance of the epic Passion Play. The original performance dates back to 1634. During the Thirty Year War, Oberammergau was spared the Black Plague and for this reason, the citizens vowed that every ten years they would give a play to honor the last days of the life of Christ. The performers of this once-in-a-decade event are all native to the village. To lend authenticity to the performance, the cast starts to grow their hair and beards more than a year in advance. During a break of the performance, join your fellow travelers for dinner before returning for the remainder of your Passion Play performance.

Day 9 - Oberammergau - Linderhof Palace - Fussen - Munich

Visit Linderhof Palace, one of the most artistic and stylistically complex ensembles of the 19th century.

Movenpick Hotel Munich Airport, Munich

Breakfast, Dinner Included

Begin your day with a visit to the 19th century Linderhof Palace with its beautiful grounds and mountain setting. It is the only palace King Ludwig II of Bavaria was able to complete. Behind the Baroque façade is a Rococo world, rich in abundant ornamentation, with many sculptural elements showing workmanship of an incomparable artistic quality. Next, enjoy free time to explore medieval Fussen, the romantic town in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps. Make a special picture stop at Neuschwanstein Castle before gathering for a farewell dinner celebrating the end of a memorable trip.

Day 10 - Munich - Tour Ends

Breakfast Included

Your tour comes to a close today.

Pricing is per person, double occupancy, land only, based on May 22, 2022 travel date. Single supplement from $1,150.

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