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Tour Central Europe offers small and custom group tours to select countries in Central Europe including the Czech Republic, Croatia, Slovenia, the Slovak Republic, Poland, and Hungary.

2020 Alps and Dolomites Tour

Tour Details

Departure: Tuesday, September 15, 2020*
*From your point of departure in the USA for Munich (MUC).
Pick-up: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at Munich Airport
Returning: Sunday, September 27, 2020 from Munich

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This unique tour will take you through the most spectacular alpine regions of Western Europe, designed with Tour Central Europe's traditional high standards in mind. We added some off the beaten path sites where you would find very few American tourists. Our goal is to introduce you to the most beautiful and cultural sites and the places you always wished to visit; small villages, postcard-perfect outdoor vistas, as well as a sampling of local cultural and culinary fares, including visits with local families.

Our expertise and carefully selected hotels, places to visit, traveling roads and activities will provide you with a balanced mix of traveling, physical activities (walking and hiking), cultural local encounters, historical sightseeing, culinary treasures of each regions and time for your own exploration or relaxation . At most places we will spend two or more nights, giving you plenty of time to enjoy each city, village and the mountains. Your spirits will soar as you experience the Alps and Dolomites.

Tour Highlights:
Mountain resort of Seefeld • idyllic solitude of the Moeserer Lake • historic and Olympic town of Innsbruck along the Inn River • spectacular Tyrolean Museum at Bergisel • hiking the Seegrube Mountain • historic Brixen, the oldest town in Tyrol • Val Gardena road into the spectacular Dolomites region • hiking in the Dolomites at Col Raiser • Merano, the "city of flowers" • exotic gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle • delightful vineyards at the Wine Chateaux of Rametz, including a private tour and wine degustation • monumental Castle of Tyrol • charming family farm at Valtelehof • South Tyrol Museum of Archeology, "Oetzi the Iceman" in Bolzano • Erdinger Weissbreu brewery in Erding by Munich, and much more.

Itinerary | Tour Specifications and Pricing | Photo-Gallery | Reservations


DAY 1:
Pick up at the Munich airport. Please arrange for an AM arrival in Munich.
Transfer to Seefeld (11/2 hour driving time).
Stop for lunch at Kochelsee
Welcome dinner and tour orientation.
Overnight in Seefeld

DAY 2:
Walk/hike in and around Seefeld (1964 and 1976 Alpine Olympic events resort).
Lunch at the Moeserer-Lake, located in idyllic solitude of the Seefeld nature preserve.
In the afternoon departing for Innsbruck.
Overnight in Innsbruck

“Sharing a multitude of unique and special travel adventures in a small group format creates the perfect way to experience new cultures and destinations. With Frank, it is more than a trip, it is memories for lifetime.”
-Steve and Jane Short, Durango, CO

DAY 3:
Visiting the spectacular Tyrolean museum at Bergisel.
(360 degree portrayal of the 1809 battle for the Tyrolean liberation).
Experience the bird's eye view from the Olympic ski-jumping tower, overlooking the entire region.
Cableway to the Hafelekar (Seegrube, 7000 feet) with panoramic views of the Alps and the city of Innsbruck.
Overnight in Innsbruck

DAY 4:
Traveling over the Brenner-Pass to South Tyrol (Northern Italy).
Visit of the historic old town of Brixen.
After lunch we will continue into the Dolomites region.
We will take a cable car to the Alm-Hut (Hotel) at Col Raiser in midst of the Dolomites, where their sheer rock walls are standing like silent stone sentinels against the sky.
Overnight Alm hotel.

DAY 5:
Hiking day in the Dolomites to Seceda hut (8,200 feet).
Upon returning to the hotel there is time to relax (hotel site pool and spa).
Overnight Alm hotel.

DAY 6:
There is another hike planned in the Col Raiser region.
Upon return to the hotel there is time for your own relaxation.
Overnight Alm hotel.

DAY 7:
Following breakfast, we will travel to the historic city of Merano, the "City of Flowers" and visit the extraordinary botanical Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle. Trauttmansdorff offers spectacular views of exotic gardens and breathtaking vistas of the surrounding mountains and the spa resort town of Merano. Colorful plants from all around the world thrive and bloom in Trauttmansdorff’s more than eighty garden landscapes.
Overnight in Schenna/Merano

DAY 8:
This morning is reserved for your own discovery of this beautiful town.
Afternoon delightful visit of the Wine Chateaux of Rametz. It will include a guided tour
of the private vineyards, their wine museum and wine degustation.
Free time.
Overnight in Schenna/Merano

“It was a wonderful experience, and something I would never have done on my own. You selected such interesting and unusual places and things to do.”
-Pat Martin, CA

DAY 9:
Following breakfast we will drive to the picturesque village of Tirol. Then, we will walk to the Castle of Tirol. The castle offers an overview in the rich history of the castle and the village of Tirol. Also, from there you will enjoy a spectacular view if the surrounding mountains and the villages below.

After lunch, there will be time to stroll through the picturesque village of Tirol and enjoy a cup of cafe/tee or gelato.
Later in the afternoon, we will drive high in the mountains to a family own mountain farm at Valtelehof. We will be their guests for a special farm presentation and family dinner.
Overnight in Schenna/Merano

DAY 10:
This morning, we will travel to Bolzano to visit Oetzi, a nickname given to the well-preserved natural mummy of a man who lived around 3,300 BCE. The Iceman is on display at the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology in Bolzano and is one of the world's best-known and most important mummies.
Overnight in Schenna/Merano

DAY 11:
Following breakfast, we will depart for Erding by Munich.
Stop for lunch in the picturesque town of Mittenwald.
Farewell dinner in Erding.
Overnight in Erding

DAY 12:
Transfer to the airport in Munich.

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Tour Specifications and Pricing

Upon signing up for this tour, you will receive a booklet with important and helpful information, including detailed itinerary, money exchange, what to pack, electrical appliances, cell phones, hotel addresses and phone numbers, medical concerns, suggested readings, information on visiting places, and much more.

This trip has been custom-designed specifically for a small group of 10 guests to appreciate unique natural landscapes, cultural and historical sites, culinary treats, behind the scene treasures, and authentic encounters. You will never feel like you are a part of a herd. We like to travel light – smaller group causes little environmental and cultural disturbance, which allows you to get closer to the world you are exploring.

We will be traveling in a private air-conditioned mid-size bus. We realize that hotels are not the main reason for you to select a tour. But great accommodation can improve the tour experience. We are selecting hotels according to our previous satisfied experience or hotels that we believe are the best for our particular trip. European hotels are usually smaller than those in the U.S.A. Also, air conditioning isn't as common as at home and in some country setting hotels elevators may not be available (we'll help you with your luggage). Our goal is to select accommodations that will offer you a nice and clean place, with the usual amenities or better, good service and good location. In larger cities, our hotels are usually centrally located so you can get around easily. In rural areas we will offer unique lodging that will provide local ambiance larger groups never experience.


  • Small group of up to 10 guests.
  • All accommodations.
  • All Breakfasts, 2 Lunches and 10 Dinners as indicated on the itinerary (beverages are not included).
  • All land transportation.
  • Entrance fees for all planned events.
  • Transfer from/to the airport (only on the official arriving and departure day).
  • Guided tours and special events.

Note: Round trip air-fare from your point of departure is not included.

All land arrangements as described above:

• Double room occupancy: $4,975 per person
• Single room occupancy: $5,375

Deposit of $700.00 per guest is due with sign up to secure your spot. It is fully refundable if Tour Central Europe cancels the tour.

Limited space reservation to 10 people - first come, first served basis.

We reserve the right to cancel the tour due to insufficient number of travelers.

We would like to suggest arranging your own round-trip air travel from your hometown to Prague and from Prague back home. Please contact us first prior to making your reservation. If you are not able to make your own travel plans we will assist you.

To get the full benefit of this trip adequate degree of physical conditioning is recommended due to a good amount of walking and some hiking on our tour. If you need assistance in getting around, our tour may not be appropriate for you. Please contact us prior to deciding on this tour.

We are strongly recommending purchasing a travel insurance to protect yourself and your investment in case you must cancel or interrupt this tour. To provide you with the most effective coverage, the policy exclusion for "Pre-Existing Conditions" will be waived if you purchase a plan within 14 days of making your initial deposit payment for your trip. Please let us help you with securing your travel insurance.

Please consult the “Reservations” and “Terms & Conditions/Travel Insurance" sections for more pertinent information concerning this tour.

To secure the best possible air-fare and our reserved hotels please register early! Before securing your flight arrangements, please check with us on the number of registered travelers.

(If there is still space available, late registration is possible).

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Tour Reservation Costs:

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Feel free to contact Frank Fristensky directly if you have any further questions!
phone: 970-749-5824

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890 Camino del Rio
Durango CO 81301

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