Tour: ZC - 2013 (ZC) - 2013 / 2015

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Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Availability is subject to sufficient participation, weather conditions, seasonal suitability, days of operation, group interests, and general feasibility for your vacation. The approximate value listed gives you a good, general idea of what you can expect to pay but may vary once you are on your vacation. Some information provided might be in a foreign currency; to get an estimated price, use a currency converter for exchange rate information (pricing may vary at the time of booking).

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Classical Austrian Dinner Enjoy a delicious Austrian dinner with drinks at a typical local restaurant.

Approximate value: €57 EUR per person


Waltz and Operetta Concert An opera house orchestra and soloists perform famous works by Johann Strauss, Lehar, Mozart, and more in one of the city's elegant concert halls.

Approximate value: €52 EUR per person


Austrian Farmhouse and Country Dinner Enjoy a short drive through the countryside to the village of Hallwang, where you will be shown a traditional organic farm by the farmer and his wife as they go about the daily routine of tending livestock. Later, enjoy a typical Austrian meal of homemade regional specialties in the farmer's chalet.

Approximate value: €59 EUR per person


Excursion to Berchtesgaden On your drive out of Salzburg, the original wedding church of Maria von Trapp from the film the "Sound of Music" can be seen in the distance and on arrival in Hellbrunn you can also see the little garden house (gazebo) which featured in this classic film. Cross the border into Germany by way of the Durnberg-Hallein salt-mining area into the Berchtesgaden district in Bavaria to drive up to the scenic "Hohenring Road" (reaching a height of 4,500 ft.), stop to take in the magnificent alpine panorama including a view of the famous "Eagle's Nest". Drive down to Obersalzberg, the compound area of Hitler's second headquarters, to see a model of the area as it was before it was bombed in 1945 and return to Salzburg. Note: In case of adverse weather conditions, a visit to part of the underground shelter system of the Nazis (security service and state police bunker) will be substituted for the drive up to the Hohenringstrasse.

Approximate value: €39 EUR per person


Excursion to Berchtesgaden with Visit to Eagle's Nest On your drive out of Salzburg, spot off in the distance the original Maria von Trapp's convent and wedding church (possible photo stop). Cross the border to the Berchtesgaden district in Bavaria. Stop on Obersalzberg, the compound area of Hitler's second headquarters, to see a model of the area as it was before bombing in 1945. Then, special buses transport you up the private road to Hitler's "Eagle's Nest." Enter the original tunnel and elevator that goes up into the actual building. At the top, stop to view the magnificent panorama and to walk along the ridge to enjoy the view of the Austrian and Bavarian Alps. Return to Salzburg by way of the Durnberg-Hallein salt-mining area, where Celtic tribes had settlements 2,500 years ago. Hear the story of the Von Trapp family and pass by buildings seen in The Sound of Music.

Approximate value: €54 EUR per person


Pontresina and the Roseg Valley After a short drive to Pontresina, enter the world renown Roseg Valley, famous for its luxuriant Alpine vegetation. Your horse-drawn carriage ride will take you into untouched Alpine forest through the fragrant swiss pines and larch wood with an amazing view of the glaciar.

Approximate value: €48 EUR per person


Gornergrat Experience incomparable panoramic views. In just 40 minutes by mountain railway, climb 10,132 feet for a magnificent view of Switzerland's loftiest peaks.

Approximate value: €79 EUR per person


Klein Matterhorn Take a cable car ride to the top of 12,739-foot-high Klein Matterhorn, the highest sightseeing point in Europe. Enjoy the breathtaking mountain landscape of glaciers and permanent snow.

Approximate value: €89 EUR per person


Dinner at a Swiss Farm Tonight, travel out of the elegant capital of Berne and step back in time! Discover how architecture, handicrafts, domestic and working animals, still represent an important part of the culture in rural Switzerland. Meet the family that owns a restaurant with its own farm, and taste the specialties of the region. A typical Swiss dinner - three courses with a drink and coffee - awaits you!

Approximate value: €64 EUR per person


Mount Pilatus Journey almost 7,000 feet (2,132m)up - via the world's steepest cogwheel railway (with an inclination of 48 degrees), the silent aerial tramway and the panoramic gondola for spectacular views over central Switzerland. The Mount Pilatus mountain range was first inhabited by Celtic herdsmen and later became well-known to travelers worldwide when completion of the Gotthard Route made the area more accessible. The rugged cliffs above Lucerne have been cloaked in myth and legend since the Middle Ages when it was believed that a dragon with healing powers and spirits inhabited the rocky crevices.

Approximate value: €63 EUR per person


One Hour Cruise on Lake Lucerne Board your private motorboat for an enchanting and relaxing one-hour cruise on glassy Lake Lucerne, also known as the Vierwaldstattersee (Lake of the Four Forest Cantons). Marvel at the spectacular mountain scenery and admire fjords, bays, and rolling meadows.

Approximate value: €35 EUR per person


Swiss Folklore Party and Dinner Contrary to belief, not all Swiss can yodel or blow the alphorn, but those you will meet during your folklore dinner party are real experts. They will entertain you with merry melodies on the accordion and traditional dances, while having a 3-course dinner with also a sample of typical cheese fondue and 1 liter stein of beer (or two glasses of wine or soft drink) to toast your Swiss evening.

Approximate value: €82 EUR per person