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Alpine Countries & Oktoberfest * September 25 - October 3, 2013
Star ROUNDTRIP AIRFARE - CLEVELAND Star
Offered By: Gad-About Tours
This tour features Munich, Innsbruck, Salzburg & 7 Nights at one hotel.

Operates: No scheduled departures
Tour Length: 9 Days, 8 Nights
Departs From: Cleveland, OH


Price:
Single Room - $3,548.00
Double Room - $2,998.00

Tour Highlights:

  • 7 Nights - One Hotel in Austrian Alps
  • Munich's Oktoberfest
  • Munich,
  • Soell, Austria
  • Kufstein, Austria
  • Innsbruck City Tour
  • Wattens, Austria
  • Swarovsky Crystal Fantasy World
  • Salzburg City Tour
  • Mozart's Birthplace
  • Salzach River Cruise
  • Murano, Italy
  • Castle Trauttmansdorf
  • Berchtesgaden Salt Mine
  • Hitler's Eagles Nest

Inclusions:

  • Roundtrip Airfare - Cleveland
  • Int'l air Departure Taxes/Fuel 
  • 14 Meals:
    • 7 Breakfasts
    • 7 Dinners
  • Touring Mentioned Below
  • Motorcoach Transportation while on tour
  • Hotel Transfers
  • Admissions per Itinerary
  • Comprehensive Sightseeing 
  • Luggage Handling 

Tour Itinerary:


Day 1: Depart U.S. - Munich

Today depart on your overnight flight to Munich.


Day 2: Arrive Munich - Soell, Austria 

Upon arrival in Munich, Meet your Tour Director and enjoy a panoramic drive through the German Alps to Soell, Austria.  Enroute stop in the village of Kufstein to get a first glimpse of the majestic mountain scenery that awaits you.  Later check into your hotel for a 7-night stay in Soell, Austria nestled in the Austrian Alps.  Tonight enjoy a Welcome Dinner with your fellow travelers.  Meal: Dinner


Day 3: Soell - Innsbruck - Soell

This morning travel to Innsbruck, Austria and 800-year-old university city surrounded by beautiful mountains and host to the 1964 and 1976 Olympic Winter Games.  Enjoy a Walking Tour featuring the Old Town and the famous Golden Roof, built in 1500 and decorated with 2657 fire-gilded copper tiles.  visit the famous Swarovsky Crystal Fantasy World in the near-by village of Wattens.  Later return to Soell and enjoy some leisure time before dinner.  Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 4: Soell - Munich's Oktoberfest - Soell

This morning travel north into Germany for a full day visit to Munich, the Bavarian capital.  Home to the fourth largest glockenspiel in the world, Marian Platz and Olympic Park.  Munich is the beer capital of the world and today you experience the legendary Oktoberfest.  They've been brewing "liquid bread" here for 3000 years and they do it better than anyone else.  Enjoy the unique and amazing atmosphere of Oktoberfest as you travel into the heart of Munich.  Be sure to the sample the brew and feast on Bavarian food as you discover an array of Munich's history and culture.  There will be leisure time to stroll and or shop before returning to Soell.  Enjoy Dinner with your fellow travelers back at the hotel in Soell.  Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 5: Soell - Salzburg - Soell   

Today enjoy a full day excursion to Salzburg, Austria, Mozart's birthplace.  The city's picturesque streets with their wrought-iron signs, its spacious squares with sculptured fountains and the noble architecture of its buildings inspired by bishops with a passion for construction, leave memories which linger for years.  Enjoy a Salzach River Cruise which winds its way through Salzburg and offers panoramic views of the city and the imposing Hohensalzburg Fortress.  Later return to Soell and enjoy dinner with your fellow travelers.  Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 6: Soell - Day at Leisure

Enjoy a full day at leisure in the beauty of the Austrian Alps.  An Optional excursion to the near by Hohe Salve Mountain including a spectacular cable car ride will be offered.  From the summit you have fantastic panoramic views of Austria's Tyrol Region and the cozy mountain restaurant serves delicious snacks that can be enjoyed on the outdoor terrace with vista that stretch far into the distance.  Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 7: Soell - Murano, Italy - Soell

Today cross the border into Italy and visit the town of Murano.  Visit Castle Trauttmansdorf and explore this beautiful spa town that was the destination of choice for Austria's nobility.  The area is also famous for its delicious wines.  Enjoy a Wine Tasting of various local vintages before returning to Soell.  Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 8: Soell - Berchtesgaden - Soell

Today visit the Bavarian Alpine town of Berchtesgaden and tour its 500 year old Salt Mine by train and boat.  Later enjoy a visit to Hitler's Eagles Nest which towers high above the village and the valley floor.  The Eagles Nest was intended as a 50th birthday present for Adolf Hitler to serve as a retreat, and a place for him to entertain visiting dignitaries.  After another full day of exploring the majestic and beautiful Alpine Region return to Soell for a sumptuous Farewell Dinner.  Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 


Day 9: Soell - Munich - Flight Home   

Depart for Munich and fly home filled with wonderful memories of your Alpine Countries Tour.  Meal: Breakfast



Terms and Conditions:

PAYMENT:
For overnight tours, the deposit is based on the cost of the tour as follows:
  • Overnight Tours Under $150 > $25 Deposit
  • Overnight Tours $150-$800 > $75 Deposit
  • Overnight Tours $801-$1,500 > $100 Deposit
  • Overnight Tours over $1,501 > $250 Deposit
The balance of an overnight tour is due 30 days prior to departure (unless otherwise notified). A confirmation will be sent to you after we receive your deposit. For your convenience, we accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover if you are making your reservation by phone, or you can send a check to our office (please call first to check availability). If you are booking online, payment must be made in full.

REFUNDS:
Up to 30 days prior to departure date, a full refund will be made. *Air and cruise tours, and some longer tours, may be different—be sure to ask for details when making your reservation. Tours including tickets also generally have earlier non-refundable dates. There are no refunds for cancellations made within 30 days prior to your departure date. However, we will do our best to recover as much as we can, but cannot guarantee anything. There will be no refund, for any reason, for a “no-show” on the day of the tour. A “Refund Protection Plan” is available at our office at a minimal cost. This insures you a full refund in case of a death or illness in the immediate family up to 24 hours before the tour departs. (It does require a doctor’s written note or copy of death notice.) On longer tours, we have a special insurance plan available if you are interested, and it will be sent to you with your confirmation. We encourage you to take advantage of these protection plans. The Refund Protection Plan does not apply to Day Trips, nor are there any refunds for Day Trips, with a few exceptions.

CANCELED TOURS:
Gad-About Tours Inc. reserves the right to cancel any tour that has not reached a minimum number of reservations. We reserve the right to change tour prices and itinerary. Tours are prepared up to a year in advance and may be impacted by circumstances that arise which are beyond our control. We reserve the right to cancel or refuse service to anyone, in our sole discretion. We always avoid changes and cancellations if at all possible, as we realize the inconvenience to you, our valued customer.

TRANSPORTATION:
All of our tours are by late-model, deluxe wide-body motorcoach. They are equipped with air-conditioning, reclining seats, public address system, VCR, and emergency restrooms. Our intent is for all overnight tours to be professionally escorted for your convenience. Upon occasion, in order to avoid canceling a trip with a low passenger count, our driver may serve both positions of driver and escort, and all are professionally trained to do so. Also, on air trips with low passenger counts, we may not be able to provide an escort from our company. However, we will provide airport transportation*, plus a guide from our connecting company will meet you upon arrival at your destination and be with you throughout the entire tour. (*If only a few are going on a given air tour, we will pay your airport parking fee in lieu of using the coach.)

LODGING:
Your lodging is included on all overnight tours. All hotels are AAA rated. We never use second-rate hotels, restaurants, or activities on any tour, to the best of our ability to make that determination. Payment of telephone calls, room service, and other incidentals at places of lodging are the responsibility of the customer.

LUGGAGE:
One suitcase per person is included in the price of your tour. You are also permitted a carry-on, which is your responsibility. Additional luggage may be transported at the cost of $5.00 per bag, per day. It is wise to travel light. Luggage tags are provided and required for hotel identification, and are sent with the final letter with the phone numbers of your hotels.

TAXES AND GRATUITIES:
All taxes and gratuities for included meals and activities are included, unless otherwise mentioned by the Escort. Driver and Escort gratuities are not included in the price of the tour, and are optional. However, the suggested gratuity as posted by the American Bus Assoc. for a job well done is $2.00-$2.50 per person/per day for the tour escort, and $2.00-$2.50 per person/per day for the driver. We request that you express this on an individual basis, and let the quality of service received be your guide.

SEATING:
On all overnight tours, we use a daily seat rotation. The first day of a trip, we allow you to choose your seat when you get on, and rotate from there. We feel this is fair to all involved. If the coach is not full, a less formal rotation may be used at escort’s discretion.

SMOKING:
We make regular stops for restrooms and for the convenience of smokers; however, we have a NO SMOKING policy aboard all coaches. This policy also applies to e-cigarettes.

RESPONSIBILITY:
Gad-About Tours, Inc. is bonded, insured, and registered with the ICC, number MC 198451. We act only as agents and are not responsible to any person for any loss of time or money due to a change or delay beyond our control. Nor are we responsible for non-performance by those we have contracted with. Any claims against Gad-About Tours Inc. must be made, in writing, within 30 days of the trip.