Image Tours Inc.
Escorted Europe Since 1939
Optional Excursions

Our tours are carefully planned to offer 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 below, 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 are in U.S. Dollars. VISA®, MASTERCARD®, or DISCOVER® (no other credit cards are accepted) are recommended to avoid carrying excessive cash and exchange rate fluctuations. You must be able to present the actual card to your tour manager. If you bring a DISCOVER® card, also bring a VISA® or MASTERCARD® as DISCOVER® is not widely accepted in Europe.

• Cash payments during the tour must be in Euros.

• 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.


11:30 a.m. - 6:00 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. Operation of this excursion is subject to favorable weather conditions. In the case of halted bus operation, we will substitute a visit to the Obersalzburg Documentation Center.


8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
from Tyrolean Village, US $80

Visit 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 design. In the late afternoon, tour the extravagant French rococo interior of the Linderhof Palace. (Maximum elevation 4,000 feet)

9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
from Rüdesheim, US $60

Cruise past medieval fortresses, enchanting villages and hillside vineyards along the Rhine River, followed by a guided tour of the unique Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet Museum. End the day with a cable car ride up to the Niederwald Monument, affording beautiful views of the Rhine River Valley.

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
from Lucerne, US $45

Board a steamer for a scenic ride 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 splendid views of the surroundings, comprised at mountain cliffs rising up to 5,000 feet and gorgeous lakeside resort homes.


9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
from Lucerne, US $70

Reach the summit of Mt. Stanserhorn (elevation 6,232 feet) by both cogwheel train and the world’s only open-top cable car. At the top of the mountain, enjoy the panoramic views from the terrace restaurant, take a walk along the paths, and snap pictures of the magnificent alpine 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.


6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
from Tyrolean Village, 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.