Behold spectacular Alpine vistas and enjoy a performance of the famed Oberammergau Passion Play on this journey through Italy, Switzerland, Austria, and Germany. In Zermatt, climb aboard the Glacier Express for an unforgettable train ride through the Alpine scenery of majestic mountains, verdant valleys, picturesque canyons, glistening glaciers and snowcapped peaks. The birthplace of Mozart and Mirabell Gardens are featured during your leisurely tour of Salzburg, Austria, before treating your taste buds to a scrumptious dinner and Mozart concert at the centuries-old St. Peter’s Restaurant. In Germany’s Bavarian capital of Munich, see the Marienplatz, the Glockenspiel and the Olympic Park. Your final destination Oberammergau, a quaint village nestled in the Bavarian Alps, is where you’ll witness a performance of the world-renowned Passion Play, whose origins date back to 1634. Watch as the entire village comes together to fulfill their vow to perform a play every ten years in honour of Christ’s life if they were spared from the Black Plague.
Lago Maggiore, Island Dinner, Zermatt, Glacier Express Train, St. Moritz, Innsbruck, Salzburg, St. Peter’s Restaurant, Mozart Dinner Concert, Munich, Oberammergau Passion Play, Linderhof Palace, Füssen, Neuschwanstein Castle
• Round-trip air from Ottawa.
• Transportation to/from Ottawa Airport (pick-ups along the Hwy 17 corridor starting in Pembroke).
• Hotel transfers, air taxes and fuel surcharges of $680 per person (subject to increase until paid in full).
• All accommodation and ground transportation.
• 10 night’s accommodation.
• 17 Meals: 10 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch & 6 Dinners.
• All entrance fees listed in the itinerary.
• Escorted by Jamieson Travel.
Double Occupancy: $8,999 per person
All prices are in Canadian $ and include all taxes
Contact us for Triple & Single Occupancy prices
Insurance: Cancellation Waiver and Medical Insurance flat rate of $550 per person (regardless of age). Insurance must be purchased at the time of booking.
To book this tour, please call our office at 1-888-582-7011 (local 613-582-7011). A deposit of $750 per person plus insurance (if purchasing) must be provided by January 3, 2018. Bookings made after this date are subject to availability and change in price. Names as they appear on passports along with date of birth, passport number and expiry date are required. A second deposit of $1,500 per person is due September 22, 2019.
Balances are due May 26, 2020.
Overnight Flight. Breathtaking Alpine vistas await as you travel through Italy, Switzerland, Austria and Germany. From amazing railways to the thrilling Passion Play, experience the wonders only found in the heart of Europe.
Stresa, Italy (Lago Maggiore). Arrive in Stresa (Lago Maggiore) and take some free time to explore this beautiful lakeside town on your own. Your evening begins with a cocktail party in a wine shop before we cruise to our welcome dinner on Isola dei Pescatori, the most beautiful of the Borromean Islands. Today, dinner is included.
Stresa. Today we make our way to an ancient village nestled in the mountains. Stop at a family farm to learn about the artisan cheeses they produce. Sample delicious creations and discover how to pair them with local wines. Return to Stresa for an afternoon at leisure. Today, breakfast is included.
Stresa - Zermatt, Switzerland. Depart Lago Maggiore for a scenic drive into the heart of the mountains. The incredible views of the Italian and Swiss Alps are sure to leave a lasting impression. Upon arrival in Tasch, board a local train for a ride to the spectacular pedestrian village of Zermatt in the Swiss Alps. Today, breakfast and dinner is included.
Zermatt. Today, Zermatt is at your fingertips. It’s your choice! Tour Zermatt’s best-known landmarks by foot with a local expert; or, enjoy a visit to the Matterhorn Museum where you’ll learn more about the triumph and tragedy behind the first ascent of this imposing peak. The remainder of your day is at leisure. Today, breakfast is included.
Zermatt - Glacier Express Train - St. Moritz. Traverse bridges and tunnels while aboard the world-renowned narrow gauge Glacier Express, the most charming express train in the world. Enjoy the natural beauty of this route through the heart of the Swiss Alps. Filled with forests, fragrant meadows, streams and deep valleys, it’s a mountain dream come to life. Arrive in St. Moritz, playground of the rich and famous. Today, breakfast is included.
St. Moritz - Innsbruck, Austria. Traverse bridges and tunnels while aboard the world-renowned narrow gauge Glacier Express, the most charming express train in the world. Enjoy the natural beauty of this route through the heart of the Swiss Alps. Filled with forests, fragrant meadows, streams and deep valleys, it’s a mountain dream come to life. Arrive in St. Moritz, playground of the rich and famous. Today, breakfast is included.
Innsbruck - Salzburg - Innsbruck. Travel the Austrian countryside to historic Salzburg, one of Europe's most beautiful and romantic spots. Enjoy a leisurely walking tour of Salzburg’s historic Old Town - the Altstadt. See highlights such as the Cathedral, Mozart's birthplace and Mirabell Gardens. Film buffs will be able to pick out locations from The Sound of Music. This evening, enjoy a delightful Mozart dinner concert at the centuries-old St. Peter’s Restaurant, central Europe’s oldest restaurant. Today, breakfast and dinner is included.
Innsbruck - Munich, Germany. Today we head to the frontier of Germany, crossing the border into Bavaria. Arrive in the Bavarian capital of Munich for a walking tour featuring the Marienplatz, the Glockenspiel and Olympic Park. Next, depart for the quaint village of Oberammergau, nestled in the Bavarian Alps. Today, breakfast and dinner is included.
Oberammergau - Passion Play. 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 honour 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 start to grow their hair and beards more than a year in advance. Also, the intricate costumes are made locally by the villagers. During a break in the performance, join your fellow travellers for dinner before returning for the remainder of your Passion Play performance. Today, breakfast, lunch and dinner is included.
Oberammergau - Linderhof Palace - Fussen - Munich. Travel to nearby Linderhof Palace, one of the most artistic and stylistically complex ensembles of the 19th century. 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. Next, enjoy free time exploring medieval Füssen, the romantic town in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps. Make a special picture stop at Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany’s most famous castle and the inspiration for the castle in Sleeping Beauty. Arrive in Munich where you will have time at leisure; perhaps you will take the opportunity to experience the renowned Oktoberfest.** This evening, gather with your fellow travellers for a farewell dinner celebrating the end of an unforgettable journey. Today, breakfast and dinner is included.
Munich - Tour Ends. Your tour comes to a close today. Today, breakfast is included.