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Treasures of Central Europe

Explore Salzburg, Innsbruck, Munich, Lucerne, Heidelberg, and relax on a Rhine River cruise. Begin your vacation with a flight to Frankfurt. Travel the Romantic Road and tour the Baroque city of Wurzburg. Join an evening Night-Watchman tour of Rothenburg, and enjoy a relaxing tour of Munich, the capital of Bavaria. The inspiration to Disney’s Magic Kingdom Castle is ours to explore at Neuschwanstein Castle, and in Salzburg, stroll the Mirabell Gardens and enjoy a Mozart Dinner Concert. Tour the famous ski resort of Innsbruck before crossing in to Switzerland. Explore Lucerne with a city guide, and experience the Black Forest when we return to Germany where we cruise the Middle Rhine, known for its wealth of castles, fortresses, and vineyards.

Tour Highlights
  • All airfare
  • All fuel surcharges, government fees, airport & departure taxes (minimum value of $770 per person)
  • Holiday Vacations Tour Director & European guides
  • Motorcoach & professional driver
  • Baggage handling at hotels
  • $100 travel voucher for a future tour
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Day 1 : Fly to Germany

Our wonderful European vacation begins with an overnight flight to Frankfurt.

Day 2 : Rothenburg

We meet our European guide on arrival in Frankfurt. Our sightseeing begins in Würzburg, a beautiful Baroque city on the scenic Romantic Road. We continue on to Rothenburg, one of Germany’s best known and best preserved medieval cities for our accommodations for the next two nights at the Hotel Altes Brauhaus. Tonight we get acquainted with our new friends at a Holiday Vacations Welcome Dinner.


Day 3 : Medieval Dinner

Enjoy a European-style buffet breakfast before beginning each day. Learn the fascinating story of Rothenburg, from its origins as a stronghold at the crossroads of important trade routes to its downfall during the 30 Years War. This fascinating medieval town is ringed with towers, walls and gateways that date from the 16th century. Tonight we have dinner in a medieval restaurant followed by a walk back in time with the Night-Watchman tour of Rothenburg.


Day 4 : Tour Munich

We visit Munich and see the famous Glockenspiel animated clock in the Marienplatz, the town square in the traditional city center, and enjoy lunch at Munich’s famous food and farmer’s market. Our accommodations for the next two nights are at the Romantik Hotel Böld in the village of Oberammergau, Germany, famous for its colorful home murals and Passion Play, held once every decade.


Day 5 : Neuschwanstein Castle

The inspiration for Disney’s Magic Kingdom Castle was the fairytale-like Neuschwanstein Castle, one of the most recognized castles in the world. The castle sits high above the charming town of Füssen, the last stop of Germany’s Romantic Road. After lunch in Füssen, we return to Oberammergau.


Day 6 : Mozart Dinner Concert

Be enthralled by Salzburg, Austria, the beautiful city featured in the movie The Sound of Music. A local guide joins us as we are charmed by the architecture and stroll through Mirabell Gardens before enjoying free time at our leisure. After checking-in to the Arcotel Castellani Hotel in Salzburg, we are off to one of the highlights of the tour, a Mozart Dinner Concert in the oldest and most elegant restaurant in northern Europe. Savor the superb three-course dinner as we fall under the spell of classical music in the town of Mozart’s birth.


Day 7 : Innsbruck

Known for its Austrian crystal, we stop in Rattenberg en route to Innsbruck as Alpine scenery surrounds us. During our visit to the famous ski resort town of Innsbruck, we view the Imperial Palace and the Goldenes Dachl (Golden Roof), built in 1500 as a royal balcony. Our overnight accommodations are in Innsbruck at the Hotel Grauer Bär.


Day 8 : Switzerland

We continue along pretty alpine valleys to Liechtenstein, the smallest principality in Europe. Later, we ascend 6,000-foot Mount Rigi by cog railway. Enjoy spectacular views of Lake Lucerne and the Swiss Alps. Later, we travel along the shores of Lake Lucerne and have an orientation tour of this resort city. We enjoy two nights in Lucerne at the Hotel Radisson Blu.


Day 9 : Lucerne

A local guide joins us to visit world-famous sights such as the Chapel Bridge with the octagonal Water Tower, the Jesuit Church and the Lion Monument of Lucerne. Our lunch is at the Stadtkeller Folklore Restaurant where we enjoy traditional Swiss fare, music and entertainment. The afternoon is open for shopping for local handicrafts, Swiss chocolate, clocks and watches.


Day 10 : Black Forest & Heidelberg

Traveling north, we cross back into Germany into the legendary Black Forest, famous for its handcrafted cuckoo clocks. We visit Heidelberg, Germany’s oldest and most famous university town renowned for its Baroque old town narrow streets, picturesque red-roof tiled houses, beautiful 18th-century bridge and world famous mighty castle ruins. Tonight, we check-in to our accommodations in Heidelberg at the Hotel Chester.


Day 11 : Rhine River Cruise

Visit the delightful town of Rudesheim before our afternoon cruise on the Rhine River to the Lorelei Rock. This area of the Middle Rhine is known for its castles and fortresses and the many vineyards spilling down the hillsides to the river. Relish the memories of our European vacations with new friends at our Holiday Vacations farewell dinner as we overnight in Mainz, Germany at the at the Novotel Mainz Hotel.


Day 12 : Fond Farewells

We return to Frankfurt and board our flight home with lasting memories of our Central Europe visit.


Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes

  • All airfare
  • All fuel surcharges, government fees, airport & departure taxes (minimum value of $770 per person)
  • Holiday Vacations Tour Director & European guides
  • Motorcoach & professional driver
  • Baggage handling at hotels
  • $100 travel voucher for a future tour

All Accommodations Featuring

  • 2 nights in Rothenburg
  • 2 nights in Oberammergau
  • 1 night in Salzburg
  • 1 night in Innsbruck
  • 2 nights in Lucerne
  • 1 night in Heidelberg
  • 1 night in Mainz

Attractions & Highlights

  • Germany's Romantic Road
  • Rothenburg Night Watchman Tour
  • Munich's Glockenspiel Market
  • Village of Oberammergau
  • Neuschwanstein Castle tour
  • Würzburg & Füssen
  • Salzburg city tour
  • Mirabell Gardens
  • Austrian & Swiss Alps
  • Innsbruck city tour
  • Liechtenstein
  • Mount Rigi by cog railway
  • Lucerne city tour
  • Black Forest
  • Rudesheim walking tour
  • Rhine River cruise

18 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • Daily European Breakfast
  • Mozart Dinner Concert
  • Lunch at Stadtkeller Swiss Folklore Restaurant
  • Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner

Tour Dates & Pricing

September 3rd, 2019 - September 14th, 2019

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Final Payment Date: 05/31/2019

September 24th, 2019 - October 5th, 2019

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Final Payment Date: 06/21/2019

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