Image Tours Inc.
Escorted Europe Since 1939
Optional Excursions
 

Our tours are carefully planned to offer you a comfortable balance of sightseeing, entertainment, and leisure time. Optional Excursions provide the flexibility to choose between leisure time or additional sightseeing activities. The optional excursions we offer are listed alphabetically on the following pages along with approximate prices and times. Detailed descriptions and current pricing of the specific excursions for your tour will be included with your Trip Documents Packet.

• Unless otherwise noted, optional excursions must be booked with and paid to your tour manager in Europe.

• Prices in this brochure are in American Dollars. VISA®, MASTERCARD®, or DISCOVER (no other credit cards are accepted) are the recommended form of payment to avoid carrying excessive cash and exchange rate fluctuations. When paying by credit card, you must be able to present the actual card to your tour manager. If you bring a DISCOVER card, be sure to also bring a VISA® or MASTERCARD® because, while Discover is accepted for optional excursion payments, it is not widely accepted for other payments in Europe.

• In those special circumstances where cash is the only available form of payment, the tour manager will provide a pricing chart based on the local currency. Cash payments during the tour must be in the local currency.

• Please note that personal checks and traveler’s checks are not accepted.

• The operation of all excursions is subject to sufficient participation, and some excursions are subject to favorable weather conditions. Your tour manager reserves the right to make changes to or cancel these excursions at his/her sole discretion.

 

'NEUSCHWANSTEIN & LINDERHOF'
8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
from Innsbruck area, US $85

Begin the day with a visit to the famous Neuschwanstein Castle, inspiration for the Disney castle. A 30-minute walk up hill and a 45-minute tour scaling several winding staircases with over 300 steps, is rewarded by a fascinating look at the castle's intriguing interior. In the late afternoon, tour the extravagant French rococo interior of the Linderhof palace. (Maximum elevation 4,000 feet)

 

'RHINE CRUISE & CABLE CAR'
9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
from Rüdesheim, US $60

Cruise past castles and vineyards on a Rhine River Steamer, followed by a guided tour of the unique Siegfied’s Musik Kabinette Museum. End the day with a cable car ride up to the Niederwalk Monument, affording beautiful views of the Rhine Valley.

 

EAGLE'S NEST
1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
from Filzmoos, US $65

Visit Hitler's former hideaway, known as the Eagle's Nest. Departing from Berchtesgaden, Germany, a mountain bus takes you on a breathtaking drive up a steep, winding road. An elevator, built into the mountain, brings you to the top from where you will have panoramic views over Austria and Germany.

 

'SWISS LAKE BOAT RIDE'
3:00 - 3:45 p.m.
from Lucerne, US $45

Board a steamer for a scenic cruise on Lake Lucerne. The lake borders four cantons (states) of Switzerland and, for this reason, is also known as Vierwaldstättersee (Lake of the Four Forest Cantons). Your cruise will provide magnificent views of these splendid surroundings, comprised at mountain cliffs rising up to 5,000 feet above the lake and gorgeous lakeside resort homes.

 

'SWISS MOUNTAIN'
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
from Lucerne, US $65

Reach the summit of Mt. Stanserhorn (elevation 6,232 feet) by cogwheel train and the world’s only open-top cable car. At the top, enjoy the panorama on the terrace of the mountain top restaurant, take a walk along the paths, and snap pictures of the magnificent vistas. This excursion is subject to favorable weather and cable car operation, and may be rescheduled or cancelled. In some cases, another mountain may be substituted.

 

'TYROLEAN SHOW & DINNER'
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
from Innsbruck area hotel, US $65

Begin the evening with a traditional Austrian dinner of Wiener Schnitzel (Pork) authentically served with French Fries and Apple Strudel along with your choice of beer, wine or soft-drink. Then transfer to Innsbruck where the Gundolf Family welcomes you for an entertaining performance of traditional Tyrolean songs, unique dances, amusing instruments, and expert yodeling.