Romantic Germany & Picturesque Switzerland14 Days – from Frankfurt to Zurich
Selected and traditional hotels
City tour of Zurich
Day 1 / Sunday FrankfurtArrival 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. Accommodation at the Hotel Mövenpick Frankfurt City****.
Day 2 / Monday Frankfurt - Heidelberg – Black ForestIn 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, take a little walk to the beautiful Ravenna Gorge or see the region’s oldest chapel, both are next to the hotel. Accommodation at the Best Western Hotel Hofgut Sternen***+.
Day 3 / Tuesday Black Forest - Lake Titisee - Lindau - FüssenAfter 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 real Black Forest. After that we will travel to Lake Titisee, nestled in the legendary Black Forest and 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. Accommodation at the Hotel Hirsch****.
Day 4 / Wednesday Neuschwanstein – Wieskirche- Oberammergau - Linderhof -InnsbruckWe start the day with a visit to Neuschwanstein Castle, built by Ludwig II, the notorious “Mad King“. At 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. Accommodation at the Hotel Grauer Bär****.
Day 5 / Thursday Innsbruck – MunichIn 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. Accommodation at the Holiday Inn Munich City Centre****.
Day 6 / Friday MunichAfter breakfast we visit the city’s main attractions, concluding the tour at the Marienplatz square with its famous clock tower. Munich, the capital of the state of Bavaria 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. Accommodation at the Holiday Inn Munich City Centre****.
Day 7 / Saturday Munich - ZurichBreakfast 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. Accommodation at the Hotel Swissôtel Zürich****.
Day 8 / Sunday ZurichEnjoy a sightseeing tour of Zurich and its main monuments. Take in fabulous views of the Alps and Lake Zurich from the Höhenstrasse. We will briefly stop 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. Accommodation at the Hotel Swissôtel Zürich****.
Day 9 / Monday Zurich - Lucerne - Mount Titlis- InterlakenDeparture for Lucerne. 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. Accommodation at the Hotel Interlaken****.
Day 10 / Tuesday Interlaken - Bern - Gruyeres -GenevaFrom 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. Accommodation at the Hotel Ramada Encore***.
Day 11 / Wednesday Geneva - Montreux – ZermattEnjoy 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. 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. Dinner and accommodation at the Hotel Alex****.
Day 12 / Thursday Zermatt - Nufenen Pass - LuganoIn 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. Accommodation.
Day 13 / Friday Lugano - Lake Como - St. MoritzIn the morning we travel to Italy to visit magnificent Lake Como. Travel along the shore of the lake via Menaggioto 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 and accommodation at the Hotel Schweizerhof****.
Day 14 / SaturdaySt. 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. Arrival at Zurich central station or the Swissôtel around 5 pm. End of tour program.
! Please Note The Switzerland part of the tour will be bilingual (English, Spanish)
Guaranteed DeparturesPrices per person in €
Tour dates 2017
Discount 3rd person in extra bed: 100,-
* Date with Oktoberfest
Prenight in Frankfurt
€ 75 in double room, € 145 in single room
Postnight in Zurich
€ 165 in double room, € 285 in single room
Guaranteed departure dates with a minimum of 2 persons!
Prices per person in €
Travel period: Jan 01, 2017 - Mar 31, 2018
Departure dates: daily
Please ask us for prices.
This program includes
- Transfer in from Frankfurt airport to your hotel (only on day 1 of the tour)
- Transportation by car, minivan or bus during the entire tour (depending on number of participants)
- English speaking tour guide from day 1 - day 6 (driver-guide for groups of 7 persons or less)
- Private transfer out Munich and in Zurich on day 7
- English/Spanish speaking tour guide from day 9 - day 14 (driverguide for groups of 7 persons or less)
- Accommodation at the hotels described or similar
- Daily buffet breakfast
- Visits and excursions as mentioned
- Regular city tour of Zurich with local English-/Spanish-speaking guide on day 8
- Train ticket Munich - Zurich incl. reserved seating in 2nd class (no guide)
- Welcome dinner in Frankfurt, traditional Black Forest Dinner, typical regional farewell-dinner in Munich and dinner in Zermatt and St. Moritz
- Admission to Heidelberg, Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castles
- Visit to a cuckoo clock visitor center
- Visit to a local Black Forest farm with cheese tasting
- “snow ball” tasting in Rothenburg
- Cable car ticket to Mount Titlis
- Boat ride ticket on Lake Zurich (no guide)
- Train ticket Täsch - Zermatt - Täsch