Travel to the land of fairy tale villages, medieval castles, pristine lakes and stunning alpine vistas. This itinerary offers sights that will delight the senses. Enjoy multiple-night stays in six endearing towns, with time for in-depth local experiences. You will visit Rothenburg, a beautifully preserved medieval village surrounded by the original town walls and without a single modern building in sight; Salzburg, which will include a tour of the surrounding area with special focus on sights made famous by the movie “The Sound of Music”; the Imperial City of Innsbruck, capital of Tyrol and two-time host of the Winter Olympics; Lucerne, with its soaring peaks of Rigi, Stanserhorn and Pilatus; Black Forest, where you will escape modern life and behold the natural beauty of the rustic villages nestled between the thickly wooded mountains; and Heidelberg, idyllically situated on the Neckar River and dominated by the ruins of Heidelberg castle.
The entire tour is rich in unspoiled countryside, ancient castles and untouched villages. Try a stein of Paulaner Pilsner (beer), a glass of Liebfrau Milch (wine), or a refreshing glass of Apfelsaft (apple juice).
This 15-day tour includes 22 meals, escort, and motor coach transportation in Europe.