The Ultimate Alps & Dolomites Tauck Tours

The Ultimate Alps & Dolomites

The Ultimate Alps and Dolomites tour is a 13 day adventure through Austria, Italy, Germany and the Swiss Alps. These great destinations make for an incredible trip and the Dolomites are an often overlooked gem in the area. The Alpine architecture and amazing local food are just the start of your experience here.

On this great tour your days will be packed with the best in luxury accommodations and excursions. Over the course of these two weeks, you’ll get a great feel for the region. Your Ultimate Alps and Dolomites tour is full of moments you’ll never forget. Many travelers boast of the Jeep ride through the Dolomites, the salt mine experience and dining opportunity, The luxury resorts are of the high quality you’ve come to expect from a great Tauck tour like this and you certainly won’t be let down. Historical centers, castles, skiing, mountain climbing, exclusive experiences, this tour has absolutely everything you’re requesting and more.


13 Daysfr. $7,790

Tour Highlights & Offers

  • TAUCK’S YELLOW ROADS! Unparalleled Alpine views when you scale the heights of Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland by cable car, mountain coach and more
  • Dinner and entertainment in the historic Salt Mines of Berchtesgaden
  • Visit to Oberammergau in the Bavarian Alps, site of the upcoming Passion Play in 2020
  • Lunch with a tour and schnapps tasting at a 400-year-old family farm
  • An Alpine evening featuring traditional food & music
  • Q&A with a noted Italian mountain climber during lunch in the Dolomites
  • Visit to Swiss national ski jump complex at Einsiedeln
  • Farewell dinner cruise on beautiful Lake Lucerne
  • Cable car trip and day of activities at summit of Mt. Titlis
  • A day of alphorn traditions, cheese making and beer
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as detailed
  • All customary gratuities for hotel and restaurant staff and local guides are included.
  • The customary gratuities for the Tauck Director and local drivers are not included. We ask that gratuities be extended on a voluntary, individual basis and not as a group.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, dry cleaning, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • Airline excess luggage charges, vaccinations, visa fees and services, airport arrival and departure taxes, individual airport transfers (when applicable), and other optional or incidental extras are not included.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
  • 12 breakfasts
  • 6 lunches
  • 8 dinners
  • Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski Munich in Munich, Germany (2 nights)
  • Astoria Relax & Spa Hotel in Seefeld, Austria (1 night)
  • Hotel Sacher Salzburg in Salzburg, Austria (3 nights)
  • Cristallo Hotel Spa & Golf Resort in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy (2 nights)
  • Steigenberger Grandhotel Belvédère Davos in Davos, Switzerland (2 nights)
  • Bürgenstock Resort Lake Lucerne in Lucerne, Switzerland (2 nights)

Arrive Munich

Munich, Germany

Tour begins: 6:00 PM, Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski Munich. A transfer is included from Munich International Airport to the city-center Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski Munich. Please join us for a welcome reception followed by dinner this evening.

Dinner

HOTEL VIER JAHRESZEITEN KEMPINSKI MUNICH

Discover Munich & a poignant visit to Dachau

Munich, Germany

An introductory tour of Munich includes visits to the opulent 17th-century Nymphenburg Palace – a favorite summer residence of the Bavarian kings, the birthplace of the 19th-century Bavarian King Ludwig II, and today the home of Franz, Duke of Bavaria (head of the House of Wittelsbach, the former royal family of Bavaria) – as well as the Carriage Museum. You’ll also have time to explore the heart of this cozy city on your own; at the pedestrian crossroads of Marienplatz (Mary’s Square), you may catch the glockenspiel show and find many of Munich’s must-see sights within walking distance.

Dachau, Germany

In the afternoon, join us if you wish for a poignant guided visit to the memorial complex at Dachau, site of the first and longest-operating Nazi concentration camp between 1933 and 1945. Return to your hotel in Munich for an evening to spend as you please.

Breakfast

HOTEL VIER JAHRESZEITEN KEMPINSKI MUNICH

Oberammergau to Seefeld in the Austrian Alps

Oberammergau, Germany

Departing Munich this morning, make your way through Bavaria for a visit to the quaint village of Oberammergau – famed for its once-a-decade performances of the Passion Play (the next occurs in 2020), as well as for its tradition of skilled woodcarving and the charming lüftimalerei (frescoes) that decorate many homes, depicting scenes from Bavarian folktales.

Seefeld, Austria

After lunch in Oberammergau, continue on into Austria to the Alpine winter ski resort village of Seefeld in the Austrian state of Tyrol, site of several Winter Olympic Games, for an overnight stay.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

ASTORIA RELAX & SPA HOTEL

Imperial treasures from Innsbruck to Salzburg

Innsbruck, Austria

Green domes and red roofs welcome you to the Alpine city of Innsbruck along the Inn River – twice the host city for the Winter Olympics; it's also home to one of the most beautiful medieval city centers in Austria (Gothic Old Town), and impressive imperial architecture that dates back to its days as the capital of late 15th-century Habsburg Emperor Maximilian I. After a walking tour with a local guide, enjoy some free time on your own.

Jenbach, Austria

Travel by rail to Schloss Tratzberg, on the slopes of the Karwendel Alps, where an entertaining private tour introduces the castle’s five centuries of history, and medieval merriment reigns during a private wine reception featuring wines produced from the castle’s own vineyards.

Salzburg, Austria

Your final destination today is Salzburg, where you’ll begin a three-night stay in the heart of the city.

Breakfast, Dinner

HOTEL SACHER SALZBURG

Salzburg, Eagle's Nest & Bavarian salt mines

Salzburg, Austria

A guided walking tour this morning introduces Salzburg, a city of intensive cultural traditions that took off with the career of its most famous resident, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. You’ll see his birthplace and other local attractions, followed by lunch on your own and free time to explore the sights as you wish.

Berchtesgaden, Germany

This afternoon, depart for the Kehlsteinhaus (Eagle’s Nest), a 6,000-ft. mountaintop tea house built in the 1930s. A special mountain coach takes us high up the Kehlstein road; blasted out of solid rock in just 13 months, it is considered a feat of engineering.

This evening brings fascinating travel into mountain depths on a memorable visit to the Berchtesgaden Salt Mines. You’ll don protective overalls (and perhaps a sweater) for an optional slide down into this centuries-old miners’ world, including an illuminated lake and an interactive chamber where you’ll learn about the long history of salt mining in the Alps. A private dinner with entertainment follows.

Breakfast, Dinner

HOTEL SACHER SALZBURG

Salzburg at leisure & the Salzkammergut

Salzburg, Austria

Spend the morning as you please in Salzburg, a city divided into two halves by the Salzach River. The older half (on the left bank) consists of narrow streets, many pedestrian-only, lined with historic architecture that dates as far back as the Middle Ages, splendid squares and elegant burghers’ houses.

This afternoon, travel to St. Gilgen in the Salzkammergut, a region of peaceful lakes and craggy peaks that you might well recognize from film locations used in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music, for a visit to a local farm. Back in Salzburg, your evening is free.

Breakfast

HOTEL SACHER SALZBURG

Through Grossglockner Pass to the Dolomites

Kuenz, Switzerland

Departing Salzburg, and weather and visibility permitting, find yourself on one of the most scenic roads in the world today as you travel through famed Grossglockner Pass. This is what you’ve come to the Alps to experience – a seemingly endless panorama of towering alpine peaks and mighty glaciers. Opened in 1935, Austria's Grossglockner-Hochalpenstrasse (High Alpine Road) paved the way to one of the most impressive and incomparable natural experiences on Earth. The road takes you up into the most spectacular Alpine scenery you could possibly imagine; from the highest point, you’ll be able to see more than 30 mountains higher than 8,000 feet! Enjoy a lunch of East Tyrolean fare – along with a memorable schnapps tasting – at a 400-year-old family farm in Kuenz.

Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy

Continue on to Cortina d’Ampezzo, a Dolomites resort town in northern Italy, famed in winter for skiing and in summer for mountain climbing, for a two-night stay; the town is both chic – and considered chic to be seen in.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

CRISTALLO HOTEL SPA & GOLF

A day in the Dolomites

Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy

From Cortina d'Ampezzo, head out with experienced mountain guides to spend a full day in the Dolomites, their sheer rock walls standing like silent stone sentinels against the sky. You'll have an opportunity this morning for in-depth exploration of this starkly beautiful region, which a century ago was the scene of harsh, bitter fighting between Italian and Austrian troops during World War I; the front line passed through the area you'll visit today. Your choices include a hike with a mountain guide around the Refuggio; a rock climbing session with an experienced climber; or time spent relaxing and taking in the spectacular views at the Refuggio. Lunch includess a Q&A session with a noted Italian mountain climber; return to your hotel in Cortina d'Ampezzo for an afternoon and evening spent as you wish.

Breakfast, Lunch

CRISTALLO HOTEL SPA & GOLF

Via the South Tyrol to the Swiss Alps

Bolzano, Italy

Drive through the Dolomites this morning and into the South Tyrol (also known as the Alto Adige) in the Italian Alps, to its capital, Bolzano – a small, well-preserved city of mountain landscapes, medieval architecture and a fusion of Italian and Austrian cultural influences.

Davos Platz, Switzerland

After time to check out the town and have lunch on your own, our Swiss Alps tour travels this afternoon across the Italo-Swiss border and by train through the Flüela Pass (conditions permitting) and on to Davos, Switzerland for a two-night stay. Tonight, join us for a quintessential Swiss dinner with fondue and wine at your hotel.

Breakfast, Dinner

STEIGENBERGER GRANDHOTEL BELVÉDÈRE DAVOS

Alpine cheese, Monstein brews & more

Davos Platz, Switzerland

Like the Swiss farmers who bring their cows from the valleys up to Alpine pastures each summer, you’ll find yourself in the mountains surrounding Davos this morning on the Clavadeler Alp for a cheese-making demonstration. From the locals, learn why Swiss cheeses, like gruyère, raclette and emmanthaler, are enriched when cows graze on summer’s high grasslands, hear the resonating tones of an alphorn, once used by lone herdsmen to gather and calm their charges.

Monstein, Switzerland

In the village of Monstein, visit the highest brewery in Europe where beers are crafted with water sourced from mountain streams; enjoy a demonstration and tasting at the brewery, and a guided visit to the village. Return to your hotel in Davos to spend the rest of the day and evening as you please.

Breakfast, Lunch

STEIGENBERGER GRANDHOTEL BELVÉDÈRE DAVOS

Einsiedeln, ski jumping & William Tell

Einsiedeln, Switzerland

Travel from Davos to the Alpine town of Einsiedeln, known both for its Benedictine abbey dating to the 10th century (featuring some of the finest 18th century Baroque buildings in Switzerland) and its state-of-the-art ski jumping complex, Schanzen Einsiedeln, whose first facilities were built in 2001. You'll learn the history of ski jumping and much more on a tour of the Einsideln jump complex – now Switzerland's national ski jumping venue, comprising four ultra-modern hills – which includes a chairlift ride and breathtaking views of Einsiedeln and environs. Later, meet "William Tell" himself, who recounts a story or two.

Lucerne, Switzerland

Continue on to Lucerne for a two-night stay; upon arrival this afternoon, have lunch at a local restaurant, then join us for a guided walking tour of this beautiful Swiss city on Lake Lucerne. Have dinner at your leisure this evening at your hotel in the historic Bürgenstock Resort complex high above the lake.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

BÜRGENSTOCK RESORT LAKE LUCERNE

Up to Mt. Titlis, Lucerne & a dinner cruise on the lake

Engelberg, Switzerland

Join us this morning for a drive from Lucerne to the vicinity of Mt. Titlis in the Uri Alps, site of the world's first rotating cable car in the 1960s. Today, your Mt. Titlis experience includes passage on the cable car system from Engelberg to Mt. Titlis, the Ice Flyer chairlift, and activities on the summit – including Glacier Park, the illuminated Glacier Cave, and the incredible Titlis Cliff Walk, Europe's highest suspension bridge, which opened in 2012.

Lucerne, Switzerland

After lunch at Mt. Titlis, return to Lucerne for an afternoon spent exploring on your own. While a thoroughly modern, culturally rich city, lakeside Lucerne retains much of its old-world charm and a strong sense of its history, with its medieval covered wooden bridges and the many Renaissance and Baroque fountains that dot its landscape – along with many wonderful galleries, shops and cafés.

This evening, enjoy a farewell reception at your Bürgenstock Resort hotel, followed by a farewell dinner cruise on shimmering Lake Lucerne.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

BÜRGENSTOCK RESORT LAKE LUCERNE

Journey home

Lucerne, Switzerland

Your tour ends in Lucerne. A transfer is included from Bürgenstock Resort Lake Lucerne to Zurich Airport (approximately 41 miles). Allow a minimum of three hours for flight check-in.

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price
Sun, May 26, 2019
$7,790.00
Sun, Jun 02, 2019
$8,790.00
Sun, Jun 09, 2019
$7,790.00
Sun, Jun 16, 2019
$8,790.00
Sun, Jun 23, 2019
$7,790.00
Sun, Jun 30, 2019
$8,790.00
Sun, Jul 07, 2019
$7,790.00
Sun, Jul 14, 2019
$8,790.00
Sun, Jul 21, 2019
$7,790.00
Sun, Jul 28, 2019
$8,790.00
Sun, Aug 04, 2019
$7,790.00
Sun, Sep 01, 2019
$7,790.00
Sun, Sep 08, 2019
$8,790.00
Sun, Sep 15, 2019
$7,790.00
Sun, Sep 22, 2019
$8,790.00
Sun, Sep 29, 2019
$7,790.00

Important information:

  • All rates listed are per person based on double occupancy and are subject to change without notice. Your land package pricing will be confirmed and guaranteed once your deposit is received and applied to the booking, except where price increases may result from increases in government taxes or fees. Room configurations are subject to availability. Guests added to your party after the booking are priced at the prevailing rate at the time they are added.
  • Tours of May 26; June 2; September 15, 22 & 29; and October 6 will stay at Hotel Grischa Davos nights 9 and 10.

ALL guests must carefully verify the existing identification requirements for their particular travel situation DIRECTLY WITH THEIR LOCAL CONSULATES OR EMBASSIES or with a visa service, as these requirements may change. Guests without proper documentation may be denied entry and will not be entitled to a refund
  • 60 days or more before departure: $600.00 per person
  • 59-8 days before departure: $900.00 per person
  • 7-1 days before departure: $1500.00 per person
  • On departure day and later: 100% of total price
  • Any changes or cancellations to airline reservations made through Tauck either before or after departure are subject to the cancellation / change policies of the individual airlines. In n some instances these cancellation / change fees may be up to 100% of the ticket price.
  • Cancellation fees may also apply to any additional services, including extra night accommodations, independently supplied services, and optional excursions reserved prior to, during, and after the tour. If flight changes, including, but not limited to, flight cancellations or name changes, are requested after full land and air deposits are received, revision fees, change fees, or airline cancellation fees will apply.
  • All cancellations must be received in writing prior to tour departure. The cancellation policy will apply according to the date that the cancellation notification is received. The MINIMUM cancellation penalty is the deposit amount.
  • The purchase to trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
  • Land only “from price” is per person based on two people sharing a room together and does not include airfare unless expressly stated.
  • All prices are in US Dollars.
  • A $600 non-refundable, non-transferable, per-person, per-vacation deposit is required to reserve space for you. Payment of the deposit indicates you have read and accepted all Terms & Conditions. Your booking is not confirmed until the deposit payment is processed and you receive a confirmation invoice.
  • Final payment is due 75 days prior to departure. Within the final payment date, payment in full is required at time of booking to reserve space. Reservations (land, cruise, and air) are canceled if final payment is not received by the due date.
  • Additional deposits or payments are required for international air added to the start and/or end of your vacation.
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