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Country Travel Discoveries 2021-2022

Country Travel Discoveries 2022

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DAYS 1 & 2– CHICAGO/WELCOME TO GERMANY/OCTOBERFEST PARADE Upon arrival in Germany, we'll meet our European Tour Director and travel into Munich for the traditional costume parade taking place during Munich's Octoberfest. We continue south and check into the Hotel Kirchenwirt in Reith in Alpbach for the next 7 nights. D DAY 3–ALPBACH A peaceful day with a visit to the neighboring village Alpbach, known for its yearly "Forum" and voted as the most beautiful village in Europe, is planned. Take the cable car up to the Wiedersbergerhorn and enjoy the view of the Alps. B, D DAY 4–SALZBURG AND THE SOUND OF MUSIC After breakfast drive to Salzburg – city of the Sound of Music. Take a guided tour which will show you around one of the most beautiful cities in Austria. The life of the Von Trapp Family is entwined with that of Salzburg, as is Mozart's. Enjoy some free time in Salzburg before returning to the hotel for dinner. Afterwards, get set for a traditional Tyrolean music and dance show. B, D DAY 5–INNSBRUCK/SWAROVSKI This morning we begin at the Crystal World of Swarovski for some souvenir shopping. Then we'll head to Innsbruck, the capital of Tyrol, nestled below the Northern Chain Mountains. Innsbruck twice hosted the Winter Olympics. We'll see highlights including the Hofkirche or court church and the iconic Golden Roof. Oberammergau's Passion Play Featuring the Famous Alpine Parade of Cows Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime experience as we tour through Germany and Austria. Partake in the festivities of Munich's Octoberfest, the annual alpine parade of cows in the hills of the Austrian Alps and witness the 42nd Passion Play in the beautiful Bavarian village of Oberammergau, Germany. In 1633, the Oberammergau villagers promised to perform the suffering, death and resurrection of Christ every tenth year. In return, no one was to die of the plague any longer. Delight in watching the cows come down the mountain ©German National Tourist Board/Kreuzigung AUSTRIA GERMANY Alpbach Achen Lake Oberammergau Rattenberg Munich Salzburg Innsbruck Neuschwanstein Castle SEP 17-27, 2022 11 DAYS • 19 MEALS 11 DAYS • 19 MEALS Tour presentation Sun, Jun 27, at 10:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall Calvary Lutheran Church Presents: Country Travel DISCOVERIES | 855-744-8747 | 262-923-8120 KANZAQuest Graduate Program Toured Alaska & the Yukon through CTD Tourism Nova Scotia/Wally Hayes Visit the Victorian-era Black Point Estate, located on Geneva Lake Milwaukee's Lakefront DAY 1–MONDAY, OCTOBER 11—OLD TOWN MILWAUKEE WITH JOHN GURDA/THE BASILICA OF ST. JOSAPHAT/EAST TROY RAILROAD MUSEUM Welcome! Today we meet your Discoveries Director and fellow travelers for an informative and fun welcome breakfast. We'll start our tour at Country Travel DISCOVERIES' Elm Grove Headquarters. Located in a historic mill property, this beautifully renovated space kicks off our week together. Boarding our deluxe motorcoach, see some of Milwaukee's oldest and most historic neighborhoods with John Gurda. One of the highlights of our tour will certainly be our time at The Basilica of St. Josaphat. Meant to symbolize the ethnic heritage, spiritual devotion and patriotic pride of early Polish immigrants, the Basilica is the largest church building in Milwaukee. After we enjoy the flavors of our European lunch at Old Town Serbian Restaurant, we head southwest from Milwaukee to the charming town of East Troy. When we reach East Troy, it's All Aboard! as we embark on a scenic two-hour rail journey from the East Troy Railroad Museum. En route, we'll make a tasty stop at Elegant Farmer, known for their 'Apple Pie Baked in a Paper Bag'. Tonight we overnight in the quaint resort town of Lake Geneva. B, L DAY 2–TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12—BLACK POINT ESTATE/GENEVA LAKE LUNCHEON CRUISE/MILTON HOUSE After breakfast, we'll depart our hotel for the Black Point Estate and Gardens on Geneva Lake. Built in the late 1880's, Chicago beer baron Conrad Seipp intended the estate to be a respite for this family from the heat and bustle of the city. We'll tour this ornate Queen Anne Victorian-style house and afterwards, enjoy a scrumptious lunch on our two-hour lake cruise. This is a fantastic way to see all the stately mansions that line Geneva Lake. Next, travel to Milton for a tour of the Milton House Museum. As the last certified Underground Railroad Station in Wisconsin, we'll have the chance to walk the same passageway that ushered freedom seekers to a new life. From Milton, we journey north to Madison as we overnight at the Best Western Premier Park Hotel, just steps from the Wisconsin State Capitol building, State Street and the area's many restaurants. B, L OCTOBER 11-14, 2021 4 DAYS • 8 MEALS 4 DAYS • 8 MEALS WISCONSIN ILLINOIS INDIANA MICHIGAN LAKE MICHIGAN Milwaukee East Troy Railroad Black Point Estate Milton House Museum Madison Octagon House Exploring the History of Southeastern Wisconsin From Domes to Octagons, See the History and Architecture of the Badger State on this unparalleled tour Historic Milwaukee, Inc. and John Gurda are pleased to partner with Country Travel Discoveries on this extraordinary tour of Wisconsin's two largest cities and other Wisconsin architecturally significant and historical sites. PRESENTS: NEW TOUR NEW TOUR Kristina Lorraine Photography AUTHENTIC TRAVEL EXPERIENCES | Group Travel Services Group Travel Services Group Travel Services Group Travel Services Customized, Discounted, or Private-Labeled Discovery Tours and Group Travel Arrangements Have a group? Partner with Country Travel DISCOVERIES to make your group's next tour the best ever! Enjoy outstanding service from start to finish, including planning and promotional services, group pricing, customized itineraries and knowledgeable, friendly DISCOVERIES Directors. Whether it's friends, families, co-workers, or organizations, we love to work with groups of all sizes. We've hosted clubs, senior activity centers, churches, university groups, bank travel clubs, family or classmate reunion groups, and gatherings of friends. We offer special savings of $150.00 per person for small groups of as few as 5 to 9 people traveling together on most of our tours. For leaders of larger groups and travel clubs, ask about having us customize a tour to your dream destination. Maybe it's a California food experience, a rail adventure in Canada, steamboating on the Mississippi or an old-world barge cruise in Europe...we will put it together for you. Partners in Unique Group Travel When the Kansas Agricultural and Rural Leadership (KANZAQuest) Graduate Program decided to take an agricultural tour to Alaska, we worked with them to craft an itinerary balancing the best elements of our own highly popular Alaska & the Yukon tour with specialized stops suiting the group's educational interests. "We saw the Trans-Alaska Pipeline up close and marveled at its efficiency," says Group Leader Jack W. Lindquist. "We visited local farming communities in an agricultural outpost project near Delta Junction. Only having a 100 day window to produce food was well beyond our reality in Kansas." They met with experts in northern farming techniques, and saw the extraordinary results at the state fair. But in between these "work" stops, the group also wanted to enjoy the scenic and cultural highlights of the "Last Frontier". "We learned about and gained great respect and appreciation for the interior native culture of the Athabascan and other native nations. The Alaska Rail McKinley Express was the train ride of a lifetime. Upon reaching Denali National Park, we found 6.2 million acres of pristine wilderness beyond attempts at description. On the Kenai, we saw massive glaciers up close and sealife including Humpbacks, Orca, Sea Otters, Harbor Seals and Sea Lions." By lending professional quality and attention to the group's "I used to spend far too much time hassling with logistics and finding our way around. Now our group of five friends book a DISCOVERY tour with Steve's company each year...and we have more fun and relaxation than ever!" —A.D., Arizona Small Groups Savings Country Travel DISCOVERIES offers special savings of $150.00 per person for small groups of as few as 5 to 9 people traveling together on one of our tours. For more information, please contact our Reservations Team at 855-744-TRIP (8747). Let CTD Plan Your Group Travel 92 AUTHENTIC TRAVEL EXPERIENCES |

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