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Switzerland and Austria: Jewels of Alpine Europe

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Program #19447RJ
15 Days | 14 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active (Variable by Program Date)
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
The lands of glamorous peaks, glittering lakes, edelweiss and Mozart serenades, no two countries embody the Alps more than Switzerland and Austria. Journey east from the French-speaking region of Switzerland, past iconic peaks to Innsbruck and Salzburg in Austria to compare and contrast these neighboring nations and find the essence of European alpine culture.


Highlights

• Discover Bern, the capital of Switzerland, and its well-preserved Old Town — a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
• Enjoy a private visit to the prestigious Mozart Autograph Collection of the Mozarteum Foundation in Salzburg.
• Experience awe-inspiring vistas of the most famous peaks in the Swiss Alps (Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau) on a lakeshore journey to Interlaken.

Activity Notes

Altitudes mostly 1,800 – 6,000 feet with one transfer (over the Fluela-Pass) going up to 8,000 feet.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Zurich (Switzerland), transfer to Bern, 4 nights; coach to Walenstadt, 3 nights; coach to Innsbruck (Austria), 3 nights; coach to Salzburg, 3 nights; departure

Date Notes
9/8/2014
The itinerary for 2014 is as follows: Arrival Zurich (Switzerland), transfer to Murten, 4 nights; coach to Walenstadt, 3 nights; coach to Innsbruck (Austria), 3 nights; coach to Salzburg, 3 nights; departure. Please see detailed itinerary for specifics.6/21/2015
This program date is an Activity Level EASY. This program will involve less walking and additional coaching. Participants must be able to handle their own luggage, climb a few stairs, stand for up to an hour, get on and off a motor coach easily and walk a few blocks indoors or out.

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Included
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13 nights of accommodations
35 meals: 13 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 13 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
18 Field trips
1 Performances

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4.8
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