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Winter Wonderland with Insight Vacations

9 days from only
R35 898
per person including taxes
ID # 341
Valid: 18 Dec 17 to 27 Dec 17
Duration: 9 Days
ENQUIRE TODAY ADDED BONUS
Includes 7.5% discount. Book by 24 August 2017!

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Return flights from Johannesburg
  • Approximate airport taxes
  • 9-day Insight Vacations Winter Wonderland tour
  • 8 night’s Premium class hotel accommodation in central locations
  • 8 Buffet breakfasts daily
  • 1 Signature dinner
  • A Welcome reception with a dinner & wine
  • A Celebration dinner
  • 1 three course dinner plus tea/coffee
  • Door to Door Transportation for all included Touring, Sightseeing, Excursions and Dining
  • Touring by luxury 40-seat coach with Business Class Legroom
  • Services from your Expert Tour Director
  • Exceptional Sightseeing & Priority Admissions in all towns and cities
  • Return airport transfers

Terms and Conditions

Prices are per person twin share, include discounts, and are subject to availability and rate of exchange changes. Offers above are a guide only and will vary depending on departure date, our guide price is based on the cheapest departure within the stipulated season and availability is correct at time of loading. Visas may be necessary and insurance is essential. Pentravel and Tour Operator terms and conditions apply, and may be found on our website. Offer can be removed at any time. Pricing may vary pending departure date. Book and pay by 24 August 2017. These packages are based on CASH price. E&OE.

COACH ITINERARY

DAY 1: Arrive Frankfurt and on to Mainz

Welcome to Germany! From the Rhine Valley to the Alps, experience lively cosmopolitan cities, historic old towns and breathtaking natural scenery. Your airport shuttle service departs Frankfurt Airport for your Mainz hotel at 09:30 & 12:30. Mainz has been a bustling and important town since the time of the Romans. Enjoy a walk through the Cathedral Quarter to witness the magnificent architecture of the city's Dom. In the evening, join your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception with dinner and wine.

Hotel: Hilton, Mainz
Welcome Reception and Dinner

DAY 2: Rothenburg and the Romantic Road to Munich

Head to fortified Rothenburg-ob-der-Tauber, overlooking the winding Tauber River. Once through the medieval walls, you are immediately transported back into the 16th century, as cobblestone streets lead you to the medieval Market Square with its Town Hall. Perhaps visit Tilman Riemenschneider's ‘Holy Blood' altarpiece in St Jakob's Church or pop into the Christmas shop where you'll find the festive spirit all year round. Then, follow parts of the Romantic Road to fun loving Munich.

Hotel: The Westin Grand, Munich
Buffet Breakfast

DAY 3: The Bavarian Capital of Munich

An orientation tour shows you Victory Arch and the university, concluding in the Marienplatz with its soaring Gothic Town Hall and colourful Glockenspiel. For those arriving before Christmas, visit the festive Christmas Market and meet a local market stall holder for a taste of traditional Lebkuchen and a fragrant cup of Glühwein. The rest of the day is at leisure. Later on, perhaps enjoy a foaming stein of beer at the world famous Hofbräuhaus?

Hotel: The Westin Grand, Munich
Buffet Breakfast

DAY 4: By Lake Chiemsee to Salzburg, the City of Music

Drive beside beautiful Lake Chiemsee and cross the Austrian border to Salzburg, ‘alive with the sound of music'. Walk with your Local Expert through the formal gardens of Mirabell Palace and admire the city skyline, crowned by the massive Hohensalzburg Fortress. Then cross the Salzach River to see Mozart's birthplace on the Getreidegasse, a lively shopping street lined with attractive wrought-iron signs. Follow the narrow lanes of the Old Town to the domed Cathedral and the splendid Residenz Fountain. Later, have time at leisure to enjoy as you please. In the evening, why not visit an Austrian chalet for dinner, drinks and the opportunity to learn about life in the countryside?

Hotel: Castellani Park Hotel, Salzburg
Buffet Breakfast

DAY 5: Innsbruck, mountain-ringed Capital of Tyrol

A scenic drive takes you through snow-capped mountains to Innsbruck. A multitude of Rococo cherubs and angels greet you inside the Wilten Basilica. You'll see the Imperial Palace and magnificent Golden Roof in the Old Town. In the afternoon, meet your coachman and take in the delightful scenery and healthy fresh air on a horse-drawn carriage ride. At night, drive to the charming town of Hall in Tirol which boasts one of Austria's best-preserved historic town centres. Enjoy a highlight medieval banquet set in a 700-year-old building.

Hotel: Hilton, Innsbruck
Buffet Breakfast, Signature Evening

DAY 6: A beautiful mountain drive leads to Liechtenstein and on to Lucerne by the Lake

Delightful scenery abounds as you make your way to the Arlberg Tunnel. Stop in Vaduz, capital of the Principality of Liechtenstein, one of Europe's smallest countries. Cross the Swiss border and continue to lakeside Lucerne. Your Tour Director will show you the covered wooden Chapel Bridge and you'll learn about the poignant history of the Lion Monument. Then you are at leisure to shop for Swiss watches or delicious chocolate.

Hotel: Astoria, Lucerne
Buffet Breakfast

DAY 7: Lucerne

Start the day with a spectacular cable car ride with incredible views, up into the Swiss mountains. Back in Lucerne, you will be at leisure to admire the superb baroque Jesuit Church, stroll along lakeside promenades, or explore the old walls and watch towers of the medieval fortifications.

Hotel: Astoria, Lucerne
Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8: Heidelberg, Romance on the Neckar

First stop at Schaffhausen to see the Rhine River thundering over the Rhine Falls. Cross the German border and drive deep into the Black Forest. Following the Rhine Valley north, head for the town of Heidelberg, set on the banks of the River Neckar and dominated by its magnificent red sandstone castle. Stroll through the old town or perhaps see the old ‘Student Prison'? In the evening, enjoy good food, wine and company at an end-of-tour Celebration Dinner.

Hotel: Marriott, Heidelberg
Buffet Breakfast, Celebration Dinner

DAY 9: Depart Frankfurt Airport

A transfer to Frankfurt Airport's Terminal 1 arrives at 09:00 and Terminal 2 at 09:15.

Buffet Breakfast