Discover the Swiss, Austrian and Bavarian Alps... with whitewater rafting, mountain biking, rock and rope climbing... a look at Oetzi and life in Neolithic times... Tyrolean fun and games... rides on cable cars and the world's steepest cog railway at Mount Pilatus... fun at one of Europe's largest waterparks, a ski-jump demonstration and much more!



Higher, faster, farther, the Alpine way… Glistening glaciers... snowy peaks... idyllic meadows... summer fun! Few places on Earth offer as much breathtaking beauty, outdoor adventure and colorful culture as the Alps... and there's no end to the possibilities when you experience them with your family.

During your eight-day adventure, family fun awaits you at every stop… from Lake Lucerne and Mount Pilatus in Switzerland... across the mountains aboard the Glacier Express to famous St. Moritz... into the Austrian Alps and Innsbruck... and on to the Bavarian magic of Munich! Go whitewater rafting, mountain bicycling, rock and rope climbing... enjoy a look at Neolithic life and traditional Tyrolean fun and games... ride cable cars and the world's steepest cog railway at Mount Pilatus, more than 125 years in operation (summer only)... watch an exciting ski-jump demonstration and more!



Higher, faster, farther, the Alpine way… Glistening glaciers... snowy peaks... idyllic meadows... summer fun! Few places on Earth offer as much breathtaking beauty, outdoor adventure and colorful culture as the Alps... and there's no end to the possibilities when you experience them with your family.

During your eight-day adventure, family fun awaits you at every stop… from Lake Lucerne and Mount Pilatus in Switzerland... across the mountains aboard the Glacier Express to famous St. Moritz... into the Austrian Alps and Innsbruck... and on to the Bavarian magic of Munich! Go whitewater rafting, mountain bicycling, rock and rope climbing... enjoy a look at Neolithic life and traditional Tyrolean fun and games... ride cable cars and the world's steepest cog railway at Mount Pilatus, more than 125 years in operation (summer only)... watch an exciting ski-jump demonstration and more!



Traveling Well Includes:
  • Visit to Otzi Dorf, an archaeological open-air park interpreting life in the time of Otzi, the Neolithic iceman found mummified in the Otztal Alps in 1991
  • All gratuities to Tauck Director, local guides, and drivers
  • Mountain bicycling, suspension rope climbing, rock climbing, summer tobogganing & whitewater rafting
  • Climb Mount Pilatus aboard the world's steepest cogwheel train - more than 125 years in operation
  • Cruise Lake Lucerne & travel to St. Moritz aboard the Glacier Express
  • Traditional Tyrolean evening featuring food, fun and games

  • Call (386) 258-7600 for more information or to book today! Mention code 14631268

    Tour Operator
    Tauck Tours
    Offer
    Offer valid through 12/31/2019
    Duration
    8 Days
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1LucerneArrive Zurich and on to Lucerne

    Tour Begins: 4:00 PM, Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern. Welcome to the Swiss Alps! A transfer is included from Zurich International Airport to Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern. Meet your Tauck Director and your fellow adventurers in the lobby of your grand hotel in the Old Quarter for a walking tour of Lucerne's cobblestone streets, discovering the city's spires, covered bridges, fountains and more. Tonight, join us for a private Tauck Bridges welcome reception and dinner at the award-winning Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern. Under the project titled Wo Luzern Geschichte(n) schreibt (Where Lucerne writes history/stories), every guest room has been allocated a guest with a unique story. They include great personalities such as thinkers, artists, politicians, athletes, musicians and crowned heads as well as unknown guests, whose stories are part of the hotel's history.



    Lodging:Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern

    Meals: D
    Day 2LucerneCog railway to Mt. Pilatus and fun at Fraekmuentegg

    Lucerne's famous Lowendenkmal (Lion Memorial) pays tribute to the Swiss Guards who gave their lives in defense of the French king centuries ago; after visiting this Swiss national monument, head out to Alpnachstad to ride the world's steepest cogwheel train up to the summit of Mount Pilatus. The mountain is a place of myth and legend; some say there be dragons living in the caves here... as well as the ghost of Roman governor Pontius Pilate! Later, descend via aerial cableway to Fraekmuentegg, where major fun awaits you at Switzerland's biggest rope park*, the country's longest summer toboggan run*, or a thrilling (but safe) giant tubing slide!* After riding a gondola to Kriens, head back to Lucerne to spend the evening as you please.



    Lodging:Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern

    Meals: B, L
    Day 3St. MoritzCruise Lake Lucerne and take the Glacier Express to St. Moritz

    Feast your eyes on some of the world's greatest scenery today... first on a cruise across lovely Lake Lucerne, and then aboard the famous Glacier Express for what many call the most scenic rail trip in Europe - winding its way through lush Alpine valleys dotted with little villages... the real Switzerland! Arrive in the popular resort town of St. Moritz for a two-night stay in the Engadin Valley.



    Lodging:Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 4St. MoritzClimbing, cycling & more in the Engadin Valley

    Start another exciting day in the Alps by climbing up Piz Diavolezza via cable car; you won't believe the views of the Engadin Valley and its many lakes stretching out below you... plus, you'll have a chance to try the highest virtual reality experience in the world! Then it's off to the Morteratsch Glacier for guided mountain hiking*, rock climbing* and abseiling* (descending via ropes)... a visit to an Alpine cheesery for lunch in a meadow and a look at cheesemaking... and a few surprises!* If you wish, hop aboard a mountain bicycle* for a ride back through the Engadin Valley to St. Moritz, where your evening is free to enjoy as you please.



    Lodging:Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains

    Meals: B, L
    Day 5InnsbruckWaterpark fun at Area 47

    After crossing the border from Switzerland to Austria this morning, get wet and wild in Austria's Otztal Valley today on a trip to Area 47, one of the largest adventure parks in the Alps, and Europe's ultimate outdoor playground. Jump into a neoprene suit and helmet, and head out on a whitewater-rafting adventure*; then do some swimming or try out the slides and other attractions of one of the newest and biggest water parks on the Continent, and enjoy lunch at the park. Arrive late afternoon at your Alpine spa hotel in Langenfeld - the AQUA DOME - offering more aquatic fun for the whole family with a pool, waterslides, spa, sauna, thermal baths and fitness center.



    Lodging:AQUA DOME - Tirol Therme Langenfeld

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 6InnsbruckInnsbruck, ski jumpers & Oetzi Dorf

    This morning, head to Innsbruck - the 15th-century capital of Emperor Maximilian I's Habsburg Empire, and more recently the host of two Winter Olympic Games in the 20th century - and visit the high-tech Bergisel ski-jump complex, designed by star architect Zaha Hadid, for a demonstration of the difficult and daring art of ski jumping. Later, join your local guide in old Innsbruck for a walking tour of this idyllic Alpine city, during which you just might meet old Emperor Max and his wives. Following a free afternoon, enjoy an after-hours private visit to Oeitzidorf, an open-air museum and archaeological site in the Oetzi Valley, interpreting village life during the time of Oetzi - the Neolithic Age of about 5,000 years ago. Dinner tonight in a rustic restaurant includes a memorable evening of Tyrolean fun, games and activities!



    Lodging:AQUA DOME - Tirol Therme Langenfeld

    Meals: B, D
    Day 7MunichAlpine hike or Ettal Abbey & Bavarian fun in Munich

    Depart Austria and cross the German border into Bavaria, where you'll arrive in the village of Ettal this morning for your choice of a guided mountain hike of the area with a park ranger, or a visit to Ettal Abbey. A Benedictine monastery established in 1330 and later rebuilt in the Baroque style after a fire in the 18th century, the abbey is one of Europe's largest Benedictine residences; your family's visit (should you choose it) includes tours of the abbey church, as well as its distillery and brewery (with tastings for the adults). After lunch, continue on to Munich, Bavaria's capital city. Cap your memorable family Alpine vacation with tonight's farewell dinner in the historic Palais Keller - once a 15th-century salt store - beneath your landmark hotel in the heart of the city, the Bayerischer Hof... a perfect base from which to explore more of Munich as you please.



    Lodging:Bayerischer Hof

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 8MunichJourney home

    Trip ends: Munich. Fly home anytime; a transfer is included from the Bayerischer Hof to Munich Airport. You should allow a minimum of 3 hours for your flight check-in.



    Lodging:

    Meals: B
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      Discover the Swiss, Austrian and Bavarian Alps... with whitewater rafting, mountain biking, rock and rope climbing... a look at Oetzi and life in Neolithic times... Tyrolean fun and games...

     
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