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July 16, 2017

posted Jul 14, 2017, 6:34 AM by Diane Lapinski   [ updated Jul 14, 2017, 6:45 AM ]

Fr. Neil Dadey & Our Lady of Victory invite you to join:

Top of Switzerland & Oberammergau

9-day tour from Zurich to Munich | May 24–June 2, 2020*

Day 1 Arrive in Zurich, Switzerland. Welcome to Zurich! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)

Day 2 Zurich–Emmental Valley–Interlaken. Enjoy an orientation walk of Zurich’s well-preserved OLD TOWN with its medieval guild houses before continuing to the Emmental Valley to visit the SCHAUKÄSEREI AFFOLTERN  Try out the locally produced cheese, and enjoy a light lunch. A scenic drive brings you to Interlaken. The town’s unique location, nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, and surrounded by the world-famous Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau mountains, guarantees spectacular views. (B,L)

Day 3 Interlaken. Excursion to the Jungfrau. An unforgettable trip to the high Alpine wonderland of ice and snow is the true highlight of a visit to Switzerland. At an amazing 11,332 feet, the JUNGFRAUJOCH is Europe’s highest railway station. Jungfrau’s 13,642-foot summit was first ascended in 1811 and the rack railway was opened in 1912. There are lots of things to do here: enjoy the Alpine Sensation, the Panorama 360° Experience, the ICE PALACE, and take the elevator to the Sphinx Observatory. Also, receive your Jungfrau Passport as a souvenir to take home with you. The round trip to the “Top of Europe” by MOUNTAIN TRAIN will take most of the day. (B)

Day 4 Interlaken–Brienz–Ballenberg–Lucerne. Drive to Brienz, beautifully located on the turquoise-colored lake. Visit the interesting WOODCARVING MUSEUM , and walk through the romantic Brunngasse, once awarded the title “most beautiful street in Europe.” Next is a visit to the fascinating OPEN-AIR MUSEUM of Ballenberg with its centuries-old buildings from all parts of Switzerland. Arrive in picture-book Lucerne, where you will stay for the next two nights. Tonight, you may wish to join an optional dinner excursion to a folklore party with cheese fondue, yodeling, and alphorn blowing. (B)

Day 5 Lucerne. On your walking tour this morning, admire Thorwaldsen’s impressive LION MONUMENT , dedicated to the Swiss  Guards who protected the Royal House of France during the French Revolution, and the ornate patrician houses of the walled Old Town, then cross the famous covered CHAPEL BRIDGE to the Jesuit church. Later, an exciting optional excursion is available to Mount Pilatus, the “Guard of Lucerne,” and this evening, a special dinner has been prepared for you. (B,D)

Day 6 Lucerne–Innsbruck, Austria–Oberammergau, Germany. A comfortable drive brings you to Innsbruck in the Tyrolean mountains. Enjoy a walk through the Old Town to see the GOLDEN ROOF before arriving in picturesque Oberammergau. (B,D)

Day 7 Oberammergau. The afternoon and evening are dedicated to the world-famous PASSION PLAY, held every 10 years and performed by the people of Oberammergau. (B,L,D)

Day 8 Oberammergau–Munich. Arrive in Munich, where Germany’s “Secret Capital” comes alive during an orientation featuring the Olympic Stadium, 1,000-foot-high Olympic Tower, and MARIENPLATZ, in the historic heart of the city. Your afternoon and evening are at leisure. You may wish to join one of our exciting optional excursions. (B)

Day 9 Munich. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)               

                      (B) Breakfast   (L) Lunch   (D) Dinner

Prices from $3,649 per person (land only), double occupancy*

*Dates, prices, and terms and conditions will be advised at time of reservation and are subject to change. Airfare pricing will be advised in 2019. Itinerary subject to change.

Sponsored by KIsh Travel and GLOBUS.


For more information, please call Chris Kirkpatrick at 814-237-7832, ext. 404.


 

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