Duration
6 Days
Price
From £1049

Discover the Best Highlights of Four Countries on this Unforgettable Tour

Filled with history and culture, discover what Italy, Switzerland, Austria, and Germany have to offer on this intriguing holiday.

Price is per person sharing a double or twin room and is based on 25 passengers. Single supplement applies.

  • Itinerary/Excursions

    Day 01 - Arrival in Tyrol

    Arrive in Tyrol and check-in to your hotel. Enjoy a welcome drink followed by dinner.

    Day 02 - Italy - The Gardens of Castle Trauttmansdorf

    First built in 1850, the Gardens of Castle Trauttmansdorf spread over an impressive twelve hectacres with around eighty different gardens that have native and exotic plants. An enchanting and colourful botanical mix from around the world will take you in the footsteps of Empress Sisi, who had great influence on Meran. Later, visit a South Tyrolean winery and taste some local wines to end the day. Return to the hotel and enjoy dinner.

    Day 03 - Switzerland - Appenzell & St. Gallen

    After breakfast, head to Appenzell in Switzerland and discover the picturesque town that is well known for its cheese. In the show dairy you will find everything from fresh cow's milk to organic Appenzall cheese. During a tour of the production facility you will also get a chance to taste this delicious cheese. The subsequent tour will take you through a discovery of one of the highest cities in Switzerland. St. Gallen's Old Town is impressive with charm and history, and above all, the UNESCO World Heritage sites of the collegiate church and the collegiate library attract many visitors every year.

    Stop in Vaduz in Liechtenstein as you travel to Werdenberg, the smallest town in Switzerland. Werdenberg was first mentioned in 1289 as a castle town with market rights, which are only rarely granted. The town counts 34 roof ridges and about 90 residents. Benevolent fate has protected this gem for generations through the centuries and is the only medieval wooden settlement with an urban character that has been largely preserved. 

    Day 04 - Austria - Innsbruck & Swarvoski Crystal Worlds

    Take a tour of the provincial capital of Innsbruck in the morning, seeing the fascinating old town with the famous Golden Roof and the Ambras Castle. Visible from above Innsbruck and inextricably linked to the personality of Archduke Ferdinand II, who was a promoter of the arts and sciences, in a true Renaissance fashion. You will then head to the land of dreams and crystals in Swarvoski, after it's third and largest expansion to date, it stretches over 7.5 hectacres and heralds a new era of wonder. Be ready for an fascinating blend of nature, art and history. In the chambers of wonder you can experience the magic of crystal around the crystalline world of experience the garden of the giant invites you to linger. One of the highlights is the crystal cloud made up of around 800,000 hand-set crystals. As a light-flooded pavilion, embedded in the garden, the Kristallwelten Café & Restaurant frames the views of the surrounding landscape and promises unforgettable culinary delights inside -not least because of the in-house patisserie. 

    Day 05 - Germany - Fairy Tale King & Ettal Abbey

    Drive to Linderhof Palace, and visit the beautiful palace and park built by King Ludwig II. Built in 1869, Linderhof Palace is one of the most artistic and stylistically complex ensambles of the nineteenth century. The amazing hall of mirrors is one of the most spectacular spaces you will see in the palace, used by the King as a drawing-room. As the King had a nocturnal sleeping pattern, the mirrors created a candlelight illusion that he particularly liked. The park is made up of elements from the Renaissance and Baroque formal gardens, with a building dedicated to Wagner's Tannhauser.

    Continue to Ettal, where you can grab a spot of lunch before finally visiting Ettal Abbey, where you can visit the famous abbey church. Founded in 1330, the Benedictine monastery is now a popular tourist attraction in the Upper Bavarian village of Ettal.

     

    Day 06 - Departure

    Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before heading home.

  • Your Holiday Includes

    • Return flights and transfers in UK and at destination
    • 5 nights 3* accommodation
    • Breakfast and all evening meals
    • Trauttmansdorff Castle entry and garden tour
    • South Tyrolean winery and tasting
    • Appenzell cheese dairy and tasting
    • Guided tour Innsbruck
    • Ambras Castle entry
    • Swarovski Crystal Worlds
    • Linderhof Palace entry
    • English speaking tour Manager throughout
  • Hotel Details

    3* accommodation in Tyrol

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