Castles, Farms & Forests: Walking in Austria, France & Germany
Discover the timeless heart of Europe as you trek through scenic landscapes and traditional villages, befriending locals and tasting new cuisines on enchanting alpine excursions.
Program No. 20822RJ
14 days
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At a Glance

To walk along the pathways of Austria, Germany and France is to step into a world where ancient castles, enchanting forests and charming villages are still very much a part of everyday life. With local experts and historians, discover famous roads and lesser-known paths that lead through this beautiful Alpine region. Meet farmers and artisanal cheese makers as you walk the Bregenzerwald Cheese Trail, journey along the trails of Black Forest Nature Park, learn the royal history of Chateau Haut-Koenigsbourg and much, much more.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Walking 3-5 miles daily over varied terrain.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Ride a chairlift to the village of Andelsbuch.
  • In the Black Forest, marvel at the sight of Rhein Falls, the largest waterfall in Europe.
  • Trace eight centuries of royal rivalries as you explore Château Haut-Koenigsbourg.
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