Lake Constance, Germany
15 Days Frankfurt to Zurich from $5,159.00
Germany‘s magnificent castles and the impressive Swiss Alps invite you to explore the rich history and culture of these countries. Each city boasts different stories and treasures that will transform this trip into a delightful experience. Sample delicious German beer and Swiss cheese and chocolate.
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Romantic Germany & Picturesque Switzerland Itinerary
DAY 1 ARRIVE IN FRANKFURT, GERMANY: Arrival at Frankfurt airport and transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is free to spend at your leisure. Frankfurt is the financial and commercial heart of Germany, a city full of fascinating contrasts between modern development and historic landmarks. At 7 pm you will meet your guide at the welcome dinner at the hotel. Hotel Name: Mövenpick City Center.
DAY 2 FRANKFURT / HEIDELBERG / BLACK FOREST: In the morning we travel from Frankfurt to Heidelberg. Visit the famous castle ascending with the cable car and enjoy a sightseeing tour of its historic city center. Idyllically located on the shores of the Neckar River, Heidelberg is Germany’s oldest university town and one of the most popular destinations in the country. We continue to the famous Black Forest region. This night we will have an authentic experience: Enjoy a typical Black Forest dinner and overnight in a romantically located hotel. If you like, have a little walk to the beautiful Ravenna Gorge or see the region’s oldest chapel, both are next to the hotel. Hotel Name: Best Western Hotel Hofgut Sternen. (B/D)
DAY 3 BLACK FOREST / LAKE TITI / LINDAU / FÜSSEN: After breakfast we enjoy a short presentation on the cuckoo clock production. We continue to a small traditional Black Forest farm where we will have a cheese tasting and you will see the true life of the Black Forest. After we will travel to Lake Titisee, nestled in the legendary Black Forest. We continue the tour to the small island of Lindau in Lake Constance, which offers spectacular views of the Alps. Depending on weather conditions we will take the Alpine road from Lindau to Oberstaufen and Immenstadt to our final destination Füssen, the southernmost point on our tour of Romantic Germany. Hotel Name: Hotel Hirsch. (B)
DAY 4 NEUSCHWANSTEIN / WIESKIRCHE / OBERAMMERGAU / ETTAL / INNSBRUCK: We begin the day with a visit to Neuschwanstein Castle, built by Ludwig II, the notorious “Mad King“. In the midday we travel to Oberammergau, famous for its Passion Play and lovely crafts. Along the way we visit the Wieskirche Church before continuing the tour to visit Linderhof Castle. This is one of the 3 castles built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria and the only one where the king actually lived for a significant amount of time. After a brief stop at the Ettal Benedictine Abbey we continue to our final destination, Innsbruck. Hotel Name: Hotel Grauer Bär. (B)
DAY 5 GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN / INNSBRUCK / MUNICH: In the morning we enjoy a sightseeing tour of Innsbruck, Austria, located in the Inn valley, in the heart of the Alps. In the afternoon we travel to Munich. Hotel Name: Maritim Hotel Munich. (B)
DAY 6 MUNICH: After breakfast we visit the city’s main attractions, concluding the tour at the Marienplatz square with its famous clock tower. The capital of Bavaria state, Munich, is famous for its Oktoberfest, which is annually celebrated in September. The afternoon is free to explore at your leisure. In the evening you enjoy a traditional Bavarian dinner. Hotel Name: Maritim Hotel Munich. (B/D)
DAY 7 MUNICH / ZURICH: Breakfast at the hotel. Around noon transfer to the train station. Travel by train from Munich to Zurich. Upon arrival in Zurich transfer to your hotel. Hotel Name: Swissôtel Zürich. (B)
DAY 8 ZURICH: Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Zurich and its main monuments. Take in fabulous views of the Alps and Lake Zurich from the Höhenstrasse. We will stop briefly in Rapperswil, the quaint City of Roses. On our way back to Zurich you enjoy a lovely cruise on Lake Zurich (no guide). Arrival at Zürich-Bürkliplatz. Make your own way back to the hotel. Hotel Name: Swissôtel Zürich. (B)
DAY 9 ZURICH / LUZERN / MOUNT TITLIS / INTERLAKEN: Departure for Luzern. Short sightseeing tour and free time to explore on your own. At noon we continue to Engelberg. Take the rotating Rotair cable car to the top of Mount Titlis and its spectacular glacier. From an elevation of 3.020 m, visitors enjoy spectacular views of the Central Alps. In the afternoon we continue to Brienz and visit the local wood carvers. Our next destination is Interlaken at the foot of Mount Jungfrau. Hotel Name: Hotel Interlaken. (B)
DAY 10 INTERLAKEN / BERN / GRUYERES / GENEVA: From Interlaken we drive along Lake Thun to Bern. After a sightseeing tour of the city, we continue to Gruyeres, a picturesque village with its impressive medieval castle. Hotel Name: Hotel Ramada Encore. (B)
DAY 11 GENEVA / MONTREUX / ZERMATT: Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Geneva and visit the beautiful parks along the lake, the cathedral and the European headquarters of the UN. Then we travel to Lausanne and Montreux, passing the magnificent Chillon Castle. Free time to explore Montreux. In the afternoon we travel up the Rodano river valley as far as Täsch. From here you continue by narrow gauge train to Zermatt, nestled at the foot of mighty Mount Matterhorn. Enjoy dinner in the hotel. Hotel Name: Hotel Alex. (B/D)
DAY 12 ZERMATT / NUFENEN PASS / LUGANO: In the morning you are free to explore at your leisure or undertake an optional excursion to the top of Mount Gornegrat (not included). In the afternoon you return to Täsch where you board the bus for a spectacular drive over the high Nufenen mountain pass to Lugano. Hotel Name: Grand Hotel Eden. (B)
DAY 13 LUGANO / LAKE COMO / ST. MORITZ: In the morning we travel to Italy to visit magnificent Lake Como. Travel along the shore of the lake via Menaggio to Chiavenna in the Beggaglia valley. In Castasegna we cross back into Switzerland and complete today‘s tour in the ski resort of St. Moritz. Dinner in your hotel. Hotel Name: Hotel Schweizerhof. (B/D)
DAY 14 ST. MORITZ / VADUZ / ZURICH: In the morning we travel via Fluela and Davos to Vaduz, the capital of Liechtenstein. Free time to explore this charming city. In the afternoon we continue to Zurich via the Toggenburg region, famous for its picturesque houses. Hotel Name: Swissôtel Zürich. (B)
DAY 15 ZURICH / USA: Enjoy breakfast. Make your way to Zurich airport and your return flight home to the US. (B)
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- Sunday April 23 – $5,159.00
- Sunday May 21 – $5,159.00
- Sunday June 25 – $5,159.00
- Sunday July 23 – $5,159.00
- Sunday August 20 – $5,159.00
- Sunday September 24** – $5,439.00
**Special Oktoberfest Departure
Additional Information: * Above are Land Start Dates in Frankfurt. Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. Above dates represent “land start” date. Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Journeys Connect can quote you the lowest possible GROUP airfare available on the day that you book. Minimum of 10 seats. Single Room Supplement: $1,200.00. Triple Room Reduction: N/A.
We can create special private Oktoberfest departures end of September and October, and Christmas Market departures early December.
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- Private airport transfers in Frankfurt on Day 1.
- Twin-bedded rooms in hotels listed or similar; hotel taxes, service charges and baggage handling
- 14 breakfasts
- Welcome dinner in Frankfurt, traditional Black Forest Dinner, typical regional farewell-dinner in Munich and dinner in Zermatt and St. Moritz
- English speaking tour guide from day 1 – day 6
- Regular city tour of Zurich with local English-/Spanish-speaking guide on day 8
- English-/Spanish-speaking tour guide from day 9 – day 14
- Travel by private, luxury, air-conditioned mini-coach
- Admission to Heidelberg, Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castles
- Black Forest Cake tasting
- Visit local cheese factory
- “Snow Ball” tasting in Rothenburg
- Cable car ticket to Mount Titlis
- Boat ride ticket on Lake Zurich
- Sightseeing, special features and scenic highlights as indicated in the itinerary, including admission charges
- Portfolio of travel documents
English speaking tour guide:
Travelers will be accompanied by an English speaking tour guide during the entire travel program (or a driver-guide, for groups up to 7 participants). All our guides have extensive experience and are specially trained for each travel program.
Transfer from Frankfurt airport to your hotel:
Transportation upon arrival is only included on the first day of the tour and is available at any time on that day. Passengers arriving before the first day of the tour can request a special transfer. However, the cost of this transfer is not included in the price of the travel program.
Transportation on our tours is conducted by car, minivan or tour bus, depending on the number of passengers.
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Per person prices are land only and based on two people sharing a room. Above dates represent “land start” date. Air: Please note that International airfares are not included in the prices above. Journeys Connect can quote you the lowest possible GROUP airfare available on the day that you book. Minimum of 10 seats from same gateway. Less than 10 air seats will require full payment at time of booking. Single Room Supplement: $1,200.00. Triple Room Reduction: N/A. Group discounts cannot be combined with our Triple Room discounts. Not valid on Specialty, Customized Vacations or River Cruises, optional extensions, extra nights, airfares, taxes and fees, flight supplements, or airport transfers. Other restrictions may apply. All passengers’ names must be advised before the discount is applied. *Group discount is on a twin-share basis only.