Alpine Escape: Germany, Austria and Italy 2024/2025

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10 Days / 9 Nights
Availability : May to October
Start: Munich, Germany
End: Venice, Italy

Alpine Escape: Germany, Austria and Italy: 1 nt Munich, 2 nts Lake Constance, 2 nts Innsbruck, 2 nts Cortina D’Ampezzo, 2 nts Verona

Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or dhtour@dhtour.ca to book. 

Majestic mountains, historic towns and tranquil waters await on this journey through three charming countries. We’ll feel the crisp mountain air, saunter among the locals in winding streets and uncover historic secrets at each unique stop. With our expert Tour Leader guiding us along the way, expect traditional tales and insider expertise as to what makes these parts of Germany, Austria and Italy so extraordinary.

Worth Noting… The Marmolada cable car and WWI museum located in Cortina d’Ampezzo are closed during May and October departures. Instead, we will bask in the tranquil waters of Lake Masuria on a half-day tour.

10 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS / MAX 18 GUESTS

Tour Details

The Blue-Roads Difference

  • Wander the colourful, picturesque streets of Innsbruck, nestled in the Austrian Alps
  • Cruise the tranquil waters of Lake Constance, visiting UNESCO site Unteruhldingen along the way
  • Stay in the magnificent Cortina d’Ampezzo, proudly known as the Queen of the Dolomites
  • Explore the quaint streets of Verona during a guided tour

Pick Up Location & TIme

 Hotel Drei Löwen (Munich)  (Google Map)
6:00pm – Meet tour guide and group for welcome dinner.

Drop off Location & Time

TBA (Venice)
The tour finishes late afternoon/early evening.

Price Includes

  • 9 nights' in boutique accommodation
  • Experienced Back-Roads Tour Leader and Driver
  • Premium mini-coach transportation
  • Daily breakfasts, 3 dinners
  • Entrance included to all attractions in the itinerary

Meals

  • 9 breakfasts
  • 0 lunches
  • 3 dinners
  • 0 teas

Price Excludes

  • Airfare
  • Transfers
  • Pre / Post hotel nights
  • Driver / Tour Leader gratuity is at your discretion
  • Travel Insurance
What to Expect

Blue Roads Tours are conducted at a leisurely pace; we take our time and avoid rushing from place to place.  Stops are made frequently during the day to avoid extended periods of time on the coach.  On a typical day they might leave at 9am and arrive at the hotel at 5pm.  We endeavor to build rest and relaxation time into our itineraries, an most inclusions are not mandatory – so if you’d rather explore on your own, you’re welcome to meet up with the group at the designated meeting point. 

The Blue Roads Tours are designed so that there is as little time as possible on the mini-coach and plenty to see while on board.  We travel along the scenic route wherever possible, meaning you’ll see more of the countryside and local village life than on a regular tour.  Inevitable, there are days when travelling between locations may involve motorway driving and more mileage.  Generally, driving time will not last for more than three or four hours per day.

Itinerary

Day 1Munich

We’ll begin our adventure in the glorious city of Munich. After meeting our expert local Tour Leader and like-minded individuals at the hotel, we’ll settle in for a delectable three-course dinner. (D)

Accommodation: Hotel Drei Löwen (or similar)

Day 2Munich – Friedrichshafen – Meersburg – Lake Constance

This morning, our journey takes us to Friedrichshafen, a coastal city known for its importance in aviation history. Here, we’ll visit the Zeppelin Museum – the birthplace of Zeppelin, a large German airship used during WWI. Then, we’ll continue to the medieval city of Meersburg where we can relish some free time before a walking tour. Our local guide will lead us through quaint streets filled with colourful homes whilst sharing tales of its historic past. Our tour concludes at the magnificent Meersburg Castle, the oldest inhabited castle in Germany, where we’ll delight in breathtaking views over the town. Later, we’ll traverse to Lake Constance, our picturesque home for the next two nights. (B)

Accommodation: Hotel Constantia (or similar)

Day 3Lake Constance

After breakfast, the glittering waters of Lake Constance await. We’ll embark on a boat tour of this resplendent area, making leisurely stops along the way. First: Mainau Island, also known as The Flower Island, with its lush blossoms, floral bouquets and fluttering butterflies. Here, we’ll explore a park filled with 150-year-old trees as well as the Baroque-style castle and church. Next, we’ll make our way to UNESCO World Heritage Site, Unteruhldingen. Lake dwellings from the Stone and Bronze Ages are dotted along the shore, lending us insight into the lives of those who inhabited this area between 4,000 and 850 BC. The evening is yours to enjoy a local dinner at your own pace. (B)

Accommodation: Hotel Constantia (or similar)

Day 4Lake Constance – Liechtenstein – Innsbruck (Austria)

Our day begins with a short but sweet scenic stop at Lindau where we’ll take in breathtaking views of the colourful city. Then, we’ll continue to Liechtenstein, the fourth smallest country in all of Europe! Here our expert Tour Leader will take us on a guided tour of its greatest treasure: Liechtenstein Castle. Standing triumphant atop a hill, the majestic Gothic Revival castle could have been imagined from the pages of a fairy tale. The afternoon is yours to explore at leisure – amble through the capital of Vaduz and have lunch before we travel to our next destination! (B)

Accommodation: Hotel Grauer Bär (or similar)

Day 5Innsbruck

Welcome to Innsbruck, the capital of the Alps. Our morning begins with a walking tour with a local guide. During our stroll, we’ll spot the impressive Triumphal Arch, illustrious Imperial Palace and brilliant Golden Roof whilst learning about the rise and fall of the Habsburg dynasty. After our minds are satiated with newfound knowledge, we’ll take the cable car to a scenic lookout. Our awe-inspiring view: Nordkette mountains, the Jewel of the Alps. Back on lower ground, the afternoon is yours to discover Innsbruck at your own pace. (B)

Accommodation: Hotel Grauer Bär (or similar)

Day 6Innsbruck – Bruneck (Italy) – Cortina d’Ampezzo

We’ll head south towards Italy today, making a stop at Bruneck: an amalgamation of classic architecture within a vibrant atmosphere. Unearth its secrets at your leisure, taking in the colourful buildings, picturesque churches and local lifestyle. After finding delectable dishes to taste at lunchtime, we’ll make our way to Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy’s most exclusive ski resort. This chapter of our journey begins with a visit to the Observatory of Helmut Ullrich which will open our eyes to the galaxy above us during a guided sun observation. Tonight, we’ll share our favourite moments of the adventure so far over our included group dinner. (B, D)

Accommodation: B&B Hotel Passo Tre Croci (or similar)

Day 7Cortina d’Ampezzo – Marmolada – Cortina d’Ampezzo

The Queen of the Dolomites awaits. We’ll take a series of cable cars to the top of Marmolada where we’ll enjoy sweeping 360-degree views of ice-capped mountains, deep valleys and never-ending skies. Then, we’ll swap nature for history with a visit to the Museum of the Great War in Serauta, before returning to Cortina d’Ampezzo where the rest of the day is yours to unwind in this splendid setting. (B)

Accommodation: B&B Hotel Passo Tre Croci (or similar)

Day 8Cortina d’Ampezzo – Trento – Verona

Wave farewell to Cortina d’Ampezzo. The small town of Trento awaits. Here, we’ll embark on a walking tour with a local guide, discovering an array of churches, palaces and museums bathed in architectural beauty. Then, we’ll venture to Verona, our home for the next two nights. (B)

Accommodation: TBC (or similar)

Day 9Verona

Today we’ll embrace fair Verona, the city famed for its setting to the unrequited love story between Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. After exploring its quaint streets, visiting the well-known balcony and Verona Arena on a guided tour, we’ll savour a tasting of notable wines alongside local cheeses and meats. Tonight, our farewell dinner awaits where we can clink glasses to an unforgettable journey. (B, D)

Accommodation: TBC (or similar)

Day 10Verona - Venice

All good things must come to an end, including our mesmerising escape through three beautiful countries. After breakfast, we’ll travel to Venice – a city filled with glamour, gondolas and gelato – where we’ll say our goodbyes. (B)

Dates and Prices:
Departure Dates Double/Twin (pp) Single Rate
2024: October 17 $6,289 $7,559
2025: May 22 $5,659 $6,799
2025: June 26 $6,219 $7,469
2025: July 24 $6,219 $7,469
2025: August 21 $6,219 $7,469
2025: September 18  $6,219 $7,469
2025: October 16 $5,659 $6,799

Dates shown in green are guaranteed departures. 

Pricing

Pricing is per person (pp) based on twin/ double occupancy.
Rates are in $ CAD.

 


Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or dhtour@dhtour.ca  to book.

Ask us for the best available pricing for your dates & choice of airline.

 

Notes
Back-Roads Touring have hand-picked an extensive portfolio of quality properties across Europe and to ensure the very best experience on each of our tours hotels may vary to those listed in this itinerary.

Mobility: All of our tours involve walking and require our guests to board and disembark our vehicles several times a day making this tour unsuitable for those with reduced mobility.

Luggage:  As we travel in mini-coaches, luggage space is limited.  You are allowed 1 x suitcase: 20 kg  and 158 cm total (Length plus Width must equal 158 cm) and 1 x Hand Bag / Small Back Pack

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