Alpine Beauty October 2017 | Craig Travel

Alpine Beauty October 2017

Alpine Beauty
Hiking the Austro-German Alps
October 14, 2017 to October 27, 2017
14 Days
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CT Rating 4 Very Challenging
4 Very Challenging

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Stunning Alpine vistas speckled with storybook castles and majestic palaces await us as we venture into the Bavarian and Austrian Alps, a region of both distinct culture and a diverse landscape. Starting in Salzburg, we marvel at the region's remarkable musical heritage before venturing into the Bavarian Mountains to Hitler’s Eagle's Nest high on a peak above Berchtesgaden.  A world of wonder awaits us as we lose ourselves in the grandeur and glory of past times in the tiny Bavarian village of Oberammergau, appearing straight from the pages of a storybook, then on to one of the most famous landmarks and most visited castle in Europe, ‘fairytale’ Neuschwanstein Castle. Days are filled with scenic hiking, as we gaze upon vistas of beautiful parks, dense forests, rolling countryside, and towering peaks. Marvel at the remarkable Breitachklamm, the deepest and one of the most impressive rocky gorges in middle Europe. With a good balance of visits to this region's great sightseeing attractions and activity in the great outdoors, this inaugural hiking adventure promises to be a truly exceptional journey. 

Alternate Departures

Friday, September 27, 2019
CT Rating 4 Very Challenging
4 Very Challenging

This tour includes a number of walks on well marked trails that include uneven terrain. Distances and elevation changes listed are estimates only. Some days offer a choice to extend the hikes, and all days allow group members to skip hikes/walks. This rating is based on the non-extended hikes. Altitude of locations visited are up to 2300 meters above sea level. Good walking shoes are highly recommended and members should have absolutely no mobility issues to fully enjoy this itinerary. 

Highlights Inclusive Features
  • Leisurely itinerary with 4 nights in Salzburg, 3 nights in Oberammergau, and 5 nights in Riezlern
  • Welcome dinner in Salzburg
  • Visit the city of the Sound of Music; Salzburg
  • Visit to the Eagle’s Nest (Obersalzberg)
  • Cruise on Lake Königssee to visit the church St. Bartholomä
  • 6 guided hikes in the Austro German Alps
  • Walk through the deepest gorge in central Europe
  • Explore the castles and palaces of King Ludwig
  • Return airfare to Munich on Air Canada from Canadian cities listed
  • Accommodations in comfortable European-style hotels as indicated or similar
  • Travel by modern climate controlled motorcoach
  • 24 meals included as noted in the itinerary (B – 12 European buffet breakfasts, D – 12 dinners)
  • Services of our Canadian tour leader plus local guides in Salzburg and Munich and tour director throughout
  • Baggage handling of one suitcase per person
  • All gratuities and taxes for included services
  • Airport transfers in Canada or equivalent value with purchase of group airfare


Tour Cost in Canadian dollars, per person
Departure LocationDeparture Price
Land Only (Join / Leave Munich)
Ottawa / Montreal
Winnipeg / St. John’s
Saskatoon / Regina
Calgary / Edmonton / Vancouver
Single Supplement

Tour price is based on sharing a twin-bedded room at hotels.  Prices are based on a minimum 20 members and on rates, taxes and fees effective November 2016 and are subject to change due to factors beyond our control.


Airfares from other gateways are available on request. Airfares and add-ons are subject to change and will be confirmed prior to final payment. Refer to inclusive features for details.


Pricing Details

Prices DO NOT INCLUDE the cost of insurance which is available and is highly recommended. Premiums vary with the cost, length of the trip, and the traveller’s age. For passengers up to and including 74 years on departure date, premiums will range from $245 to $314 pp plus applicable taxes. Cost supplements for travellers aged 75-85 will range from $182 to $355 pp plus applicable taxes.  This insurance is effective from the date of purchase and carries limitations on pre-existing medical conditions.  Please discuss your insurance coverage prior to booking.  Refer to the enrollment form for general information and conditions

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Final Payment Date:
Wednesday, July 12, 2017