Peaks of Europe: The Alps to The Dolomites

Embark on an invigorating journey through Europe's towering Alps and idyllic towns. Ascend 4 unique mountains via cable car and cogwheel train. Choose to join local alpinists for 2 hiking experiences. Visit Jungfraujoch and stand at the "Top of Europe." Visit the Swiss vineyards of Lavaux and the Italian vineyards of Prosecco - enjoying a tasting at both. Spend time in the idyllic storybook towns of Lucerne, Innsbruck, and Cortina crowned by towering Dolomite mountains. Across France, Switzerland, Austria, and Italy, discover breathtaking beauty and inviting local charm.

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Tour Operator
Collette
Offer
Offer valid through 9/30/2022
Duration
13 Days
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1ChamonixPostcard-perfect vistas and storybook villages. Rolling hills and the crisp scent of fresh mountain air. There is nothing in this world quite like the Alps. You're on your way to explore Europe's iconic peaks and valleys on an invigorating journey through France, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, and Italy.
Day 2ChamonixSay bonjour to Chamonix - the perennial ski-hub nestled at the foot of Mont Blanc. Take the day to wander the pedestrian-friendly streets of this quaint town steeped in hundreds of years of history. Tonight, join with new friends and toast to the beginning of your alpine adventure.
Day 3ChamonixToday, select an exciting activity because it's your choice! Visit the QC Terme Chamonix, one of the most scenic and luxurious spas in the Alps -OR- choose to ascend the Aiguille du Midi via cable car for unparalleled views of the French, Swiss, and Italian Alps. At an elevation of over 12,600 feet (3,842 meters), the Aiguille du Midi is the closest you can get to the summit of legendary Mont Blanc - the birthplace of mountaineering - without a daylong hike. After time to soak in the 360ΓΈ views, you may choose to return to Chamonix via cable car -OR- return to Chamonix on foot with a local alpinist (you'll travel by cable car to the halfway point and hike back into town on a well-traveled trail),
Day 4ChamonixBid Chamonix and France adieu and set out for Switzerland. During today's Impact Moment, get to know the pups of Barryland, a local foundation that promotes and protects the heritage of the St. Bernard, the official dog of Switzerland. Arrive this evening in the lakeside town of Lausanne for a 2-night stay.
Day 5LausanneTake the morning at your leisure. Consider a stroll through the Old Town, or walk to the Olympic Museum before an afternoon visit to the terraced vineyards of Lavaux (UNESCO). Begin with lunch at a family-owned restaurant before visiting with our friends, Jacques and Aurelia, for a wine tasting amongst the vines. Walk through the vineyards and drink in the scenery and signature varietals.
Day 6LausanneDiscover the iconic resort town of Montreux before an afternoon train ride on the GoldenPass that whisks you through the Swiss countryside en route to Gtsaad. Explore this car-free town dotted with iconic ski chalets. Tonight, dine on the top of Interlaken and experience a true feast for the senses. Breathe in fresh mountain air, admire jaw-dropping views, and savor the local cuisine. Settle in for a 2-night stay in Grindelwald, nestled at the base of The Eiger.
Day 7GrindelwaldA short cogwheel train ride brings you to Jungfraujoch (UNESCO), known as the "Top of Europe." Take your time to explore this eternal winter wonderland with impressive views of the imposing triple peaks of Eiger, MOnch, and Jungfrau. Wander the frosty halls of the Ice Palace to see works of icy art carved by local artists or stand next to the Swiss flag to capture your time above it all. Tonight is yours to do as you please.
Day 8GrindelwaldBefore departing Switzerland, spend some time to learn for yourself why the lakeside city of Lucerne is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Switzerland. Make your way through Liechtenstein, the only country to lie entirely within the Alps on your way to Austria. This evening is yours to relax and to get to know your home in Seefeld for the next 2 nights.
Day 9SeefeldThis morning choose how you would like to explore the idyllic town of Seefeld, because it's your choice! Tour the town and surrounding area in a horse-drawn carriage -OR- join a local guide on a hike through the unspoiled beauty of the Tyrolean mountains and forests. Cross into Germany where you'll learn the art and craft of violin making at the Geigenbau Museum, returning to Seefeld to indulge in homemade Tyrolean cuisine.
Day 10SeefeldTake in the scenery of the spectacular Bavarian Alps en route to enchanting Innsbruck. Walk the charming streets, discover the historic old town, and take in landmarks such as the Golden Roof. Depart Austria for Italy to witness the unique jagged limestone peaks of the Dolomites. Arrive in Cortina, the Queen of the Dolomites (UNESCO), and your home for the next 2 nights.
Day 11Cortina DAmpezzo FiaThe day is yours. Bask in the charm of Cortina, strolling along its main street and taking in the views of the surrounding Dolomite peaks. Perhaps you'll join a full-day optional excursion taking you further into this legendary mountain range to discover natural beauty and local traditions. During this excursion, take a walk in the Badia valley, learn about the centuries old Ladin culture before stopping at a nearby maso - an alpine farm - for a taste of local Landin fare. After, a cable car ride brings you to Rifugio Lagazuoi for a feast of stunning views of the sky-skimming peaks. The evening continues to be yours to explore Cortina as you wish.
Day 12Cortina DAmpezzo FiaJourney south this morning and into the rolling hills of Italy's Prosecco region. Visit a local vineyard where you'll taste the region's sparkling specialty combined with assorted local cheeses and cold cuts during a light lunch. This evening, explore the frescoed halls and grounds of your historic countryside villa before you gather for dinner and toast to new friends, fond memories, and unforgettable scenery.
Day 13Mogliano VenetoYour alpine adventure comes to a close today.
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
06/04/2022$4,499.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
06/11/2022$4,499.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
07/09/2022$4,499.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
07/16/2022$4,499.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
08/06/2022$4,499.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
09/10/2022$4,499.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
09/17/2022$4,499.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
09/24/2022$4,499.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
10/01/2022$4,299.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
04/15/2023$4,599.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
04/22/2023$4,699.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
Lodging
La Folie Douce Hotel - Chamonix, France
Hotel Continental - Lausanne,
Sunstar Hotel - Grindelwald, Switzerland
Seelos Hotel NIKO - Seefeld, Austria
Hotel Bellevue Suites & Spa - Cortina DAmpezzo Fiames, Italy
Hotel Villa Condulmer, Mogliano Veneto - Venice, Italy
Disclaimer
* NOTE: Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.

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    Embark on an invigorating journey through Europe's towering Alps and idyllic towns. Ascend 4 unique mountains via cable car and cogwheel train. Choose to join local alpinists for 2 hiking experiences.

 
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