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European Alpine Discovery
Commences Munich 06 June and ends Munich 27 June 2020

  • Jungfrau, Switzerland
    Jungfrau, Switzerland
  • Glacier Express, Switzerland
    Glacier Express, Switzerland
  • Stein am Rhein, Switzerland
    Stein am Rhein, Switzerland
  • Oberammergau, Germany
    Oberammergau, Germany
  • St Wolfgang, Austria
    St Wolfgang, Austria
  • Linderhof, Bavaria
    Linderhof, Bavaria
  • Munich
    Munich
  • Oberammergau Village
    Oberammergau Village
  • St Wolfgang
    St Wolfgang
  • Oberammergau Passion Play
    Oberammergau Passion Play
  • The Choir, Oberammergau
    The Choir, Oberammergau
  • Program Status Places Available
  • Price $13,590
  • Program Code GCTOBALP20
  • Single Supplement $1,830
  • Activity Rating Easy
  • Program Leader Hugh Morgan

Tour Itinerary

  • 21 Nights
    • 1 - Munich
    • 3 - Salzkammergut
    • 3 - Tyrol
    • 3 - Dolomites
    • 2 - Davos
    • 3 - Wengen
    • 3 - Stein am Rhein
    • 2 - Oberammergau
    • 1 - Munich

Commences Munich 06 June and ends Munich 27 June 2020

Tour Highlights

  • A stay in the gorgeously painted Bavarian village of Oberammergau with a performance at the world-famous Passion Play
  • 3 of Europe's most incredibly scenic rail journeys onboard the Bernina (Heidi) and Glacier Express, as well as the train journey to Europe's highest station close to the peak of the Jungfrau
  • The magical Austrian regions of picturesque Lakeland Salzkammergut and dramatically mountainous Tyrol
  • The gloriously peaked Alpine scenery of Italy's Dolomites
  • The quintessentially Swiss villages of Davos, Wengen and Stein am Rhein
  • The impressive Bavarian capital city of Munich

 

Tour Overview

The Alps form both a great barrier and a link between the flat lowlands of the Northern European Plain and the coastal regions of the Mediterranean. In this stunning mountain range we find a rich mix of peoples, cultures and heritages reflecting the isolation of this Alpine region and the diverse cultures with which they came into contact. Almost each village has its own traditions, dialect and customs.

Our program compares and contrasts the peoples and traditions of the Alpine countries of Switzerland, Austria, Bavaria, and Italy. We explore the differing regions of Switzerland, from the wooden mountain villages of the Jungfrau to the sophisticated Alpine resort of Davos and to the mediaeval towns of the Rhine Valley. We explore the differing regions of Austria, from the cosmopolitan city of Salzburg to the fiercely independent province of the Tyrol. We also experience the Dolomites, the former Hapsburg domain now an autonomous region of Italy, as well as the former Kingdom of Bavaria.

Highlights include the awe inspiring Glacier Express and Alpine Bernina (Heidi Express) Trains and the Passion Play at Oberammergau

Tour Inclusions

  • 21 nights en-suite hotel accommodation
  • Typical local breakfast and dinner daily
  • Touring by comfortable and modern coach
  • Transport, lectures and field trips as indicated Applicable entry fees and services of local guides
  • Services of a Program Leader
  • Gratuities and necessary tips
  • Detailed Program Information Booklet
 
Golden Compass Tour Leader Hugh Morgan
Hugh Morgan

Hugh Morgan holds a BA in European History, German, Italian and Spanish from the University of Sydney and has also studied German at the Goethe-Institut in Lueneburg and Berlin, Italian in Perugia, Spanish in Salamanca and Russian in St Petersburg.

Hugh joined Qantas in 1966 and his twenty-five year career with the airline was primarily spent in sales and marketing. He was posted overseas a number of times, escorted groups and travelled widely. As Product Manager for Qantas Connections for UK, Europe and Africa, Hugh scoured his area to compile directories featuring interesting hotels, tours and attractions. His skills were recognised formally with the presentation of a bronze medal by the British Tourist Authority for exceptional services in the promotion of Britain - the first time an Australian has received this coveted award.

After leaving Qantas Hugh completed his BA whilst running a travel consultancy and has led over fifty small groups to various parts of the world. Recent tours have included Mongolia, Siberia, Russia and the Baltic States; Iberia and Morocco; the islands of the Western Mediterranean; and various journeys through Italy, the Alps and the Adriatic.

A member of the Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society, the Art Gallery of NSW and the National Trust, Hugh now has more time to pursue his interest in art, architecture, archaeology, genealogy ... and travel.

Easy

Most of the cities and towns visited on this program can be explored by coach, where walking tours are relatively short and generally on the flat and all hotels have lifts with easily accessible rooms.
All our programs naturally involve some walking in order to discover better the places visited and, although we arrange porterage where this is available, participants are expected to be able to handle their own bags. Our program leaders will always try to make as much of the program as possible available for those who find walking longer distances, uphill or down steps difficult but, in same places, this cannot always be avoided.

If you have any concerns at all about your level of fitness, please do not hesitate to talk to us and discuss further with the experts who know the particular demands of each program.

Register your interest early

Follow these simple steps to secure your place on one of our unique tours:

  1. Select the program or programs you are interested in joining and make a note of the program code that appears next to the program price (eg: GCTAD14).
  2. Access the Golden Compass booking form here.
  3. Complete the details you have available (we understand your flights and travel insurance details may not be confirmed when you make your booking).
  4. Print and sign your form, then simply scan and email your form direct to info@goldencompasstours.co.nz. If you prefer you can fax your form to +44 (0) 1494 431 144, or post it to our New Zealand postal address at:

  Golden Compass, P O Box 3452 Shortland St. Auckland 1140, New Zealand.

Please note we require a deposit of NZD500 per person per program with the full balance for each tour being due 70 days prior to the start of your program or programs in the UK, Europe, North Africa or Asia. 

Once the deposit payment has been taken you will then be sent your confirmation letter either by email or post (as you prefer). An invoice for the balance will be issued to you 12 weeks prior to the departure of your first tour or tours. Full payment by MasterCard, Visa or electronic bank transfer is required 70 days prior to the start of your tour. 

If you need any assistance please call our Freephone number on 0800 132 385.