Swiss & German Spa Tour [Oct 4 – 14, 2018]2018-01-25T10:39:30+00:00

A Tour for Adventurous Massage Therapists!

SPA TOUR: ZURICH, SALZBURG & MUNICH [OCTOBER 4-14, 2018]

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Join Dale Wheeler and Education Destinations on a 10-day visit to:
Zurich, Switzerland
Salzburg, Austria
Munich, Germany

A tour designed for massage therapists and their companions.

“I loved the overall exposure to the European spa culture. Experiencing the spas was a phenomenal experience!”  –Barbara B.

Earn CE Hours While Enjoying
European Spas & Beautiful Sights!

SPAS

SPAS

We’ll learn a bit about the history of healing waters, and discover why many Europeans consider these facilities a part of their daily wellness. And you will have several opportunities to enjoy the saunas, waters and pools.

EDUCATION

CONTINUING EDUCATION

We have several hours of Continuing Education arranged for you on interesting topics. All equipment and supplies provided – no need to drag along your table!

TOURS

TOURS OF CITIES & HISTORIC SITES

We’ll arrange for local English-speaking guides so you can better enjoy these fascinating places.

EXPLORE

EXPLORE ON YOUR OWN

Europe is friendly and easy to navigate. You’ll have opportunities to explore historic neighborhoods, interesting museums and sites, enjoy local foods and drink, or even schedule a massage or hit the sauna again!

STAY LOCAL

LOCAL HOTELS & NEIGHBORHOODS

We’ll have fun mixing in with the locals. Smaller locally-owned hotels and restaurants give us opportunities to talk and laugh with everyday people – you may get the scoop on a great nearby street market, or make a lifelong friend.

TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

Taking the train is fun! As often as possible, we’ll get around using regional and city rail.

SMALL GROUP

SMALL GROUP

We limit registrations to about 16 adult travelers. You are welcome to bring a companion. Don’t delay in joining us!

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“Of all the stops on our tour, I’m most appreciative of the opportunities to tour two rehabilitation centers and learn how massage therapy is integrated into the fabric of healthcare in some European countries.”  – Cassie S.

OUR TOUR HIGHLIGHTS*

Swiss Mountains

Day 1, Oct 4

Travel day, flying to Zurich Airport.

Day 2, Oct 5

After arriving in Zurich and checking in to our hotel, we’ll have an easy walking tour of the picturesque Altstadt (Old Town) and enjoy a light dinner together. Getting acclimated the day you arrive can be a bit much, so we’ll keep the pace easy.

Day 3, Oct 6

We will visit Zurzach Switzerland. There we’ll take a tour of the Reha Clinic, learning how massage is utilized in a medical setting. While there, we’ll enjoy the pools and saunas of Bad Zurzach.

Day 4, Oct 7

Lucerne Switzerland and the surrounding lakes and mountains are stunning. We’ll spend our day exploring Mt. Rigi, the town and countryside by boat, aerial lift and historic cogwheel train. This day was a highlight for our last group. A true mountaintop experience!

Petersfriedhof, Salzburg, Austria

Day 5, Oct 8

Sit back and relax as we rail past alpine peaks and lush valleys on our morning train to Salzburg Austria. After hotel check in, we’ll join a local guide and explore the grand old city of Mozart and its beautiful narrow streets.

Days 6 & 7, Oct 9-10

This area of Austria/Germany is rich in natural thermal waters. We will visit an alpine village with a fantastic massage and sauna complex, enjoying their healing waters and learning about the history of this famous region. Back in Salzburg, we’ll listen in on Mozart performances in a cathedral and stroll monastery gardens. And we’ll feast on hearty Bavarian fare.

Day 8, Oct 11

After a morning train ride to Munich, we’ll settle in with a walk around the historic city center and enjoy a meal and beverages in the open air Viktualienmarkt. In the afternoon, enjoy a bicycle ride with a local guide in the beautiful Englischer Garten followed by a fun evening in a classic German beer hall. Prost!

Neuschwanstein Castle

Day 9, Oct 12

Neuschwanstein Castle! We’ll take a day trip to the foot of the Alps to explore this fairytale castle. Insights into the life of Mad King Ludwig and panoramic view await!

Day 10, Oct 13

Munich is a city of many wonders and easily explored. We’ll take a tour of the somber Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, then visit one of Munich’s excellent swimming and sauna complexes. You can wander and shop the lively area around Marienplatz. And on our last evening together, choose a local beer hall to enjoy our last meal together.

Day 11, Oct 14

Sadly, our time together comes to an end as you catch your morning flight back home.

You may wish to spend additional time on your own in Europe before or after our tour.

*Please note: Our itinerary may change due to unforeseen situations or opportunities. Weather conditions, unexpected closures, transportation delays, or even last minute unique opportunities occasionally occur that may affect what we see and the order we see them. We will do our best to arrange events for the most favorable outcome. Changes such as these are nonrefundable.

Register Today! Only 16 Spots Available!

“Swimming outside with the incredible scenery of the mountains was something I have never experienced before.”  –Julia S.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

The tour starts once you’ve arrived in Zurich on October 4 and ends October 14 at the Munich airport. You are responsible for your own airfare to and from the tour.

What’s included in your tour price?

  • 20 hours of Continuing Education – Education Destinations, Inc. will provide workshop materials and certificates of completion. It is your responsibility to verify with your licensing board (state, city, etc.) that these continuing education hours will be accepted for your licensing requirements.
  • All transportation needed for the duration of the organized tour – Starting once you arrive in Zurich on October 4 and ending when you depart Munich October 14. (Any transportation costs that are independent of planned tour activities, on your independent time are not included.)
  • All hotel accommodations
  • Admission to all group day trips and guided tours
  • Admission for up to 3 spa visits – Generally, pools, saunas and steam rooms are included. (Extras such as massage and additional special spa treatments are not included.)
  • All hotel breakfasts and a couple of group dinners

TRAVEL INSURANCE

We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance immediately after you purchase this tour and your airline tickets.

Before you depart on the tour, we will require proof that you have purchased travel insurance, or a written notice that you have declined to purchase it.

There are many carriers to choose from online. Coverage for these policies generally include: trip cancellation or interruption, medical protection and evacuation, and other important concerns. Education Destinations, Inc. does not endorse any specific insurance company or guarantee what a policy may or may not cover. Shop carefully and choose a policy that you will be comfortable with.

OUR TRAVEL STYLE

We love to “travel local.” As often as possible, we’ll use and enjoy:

  • Local tour guides – Knowledgeable guides make a city center or museum come alive.
  • Local hotels – Lodging that is clean, comfortable and located near the interesting places.
  • Local eateries – It’s fun to enjoy the food and drink that is special to the locals.
  • Trains and city transportation – Europe’s public transportation is a traveler’s dream! We’ll utilize public transportation whenever possible.
  • Physical requirements – We’ll do a lot of getting around by foot, so please carefully read the Physical Requirements section.

This style of travel is much easier when you pack light! We’ll provide tips to make this easy.

Register Today! Only 16 Spots Available!

PRICE

Double Occupancy, $3,390 per person

Prices exclude airfare  |  Requires a roommate

REGISTER FOR ONE (DEPOSIT) $500
REGISTER FOR TWO (DEPOSIT) $1,000
REGISTER FOR ONE (FULL) $3,390
REGISTER FOR TWO (FULL) $6,780

Single Occupancy, $3,840 per person

Prices exclude airfare  |  If you are interested in sharing a room with another tour member, contact Education Destinations. We will connect you with other interested persons. If you do share a room, we will adjust your payment to reflect double occupancy.

REGISTER – $500 DEPOSIT
REGISTER – $3,840 FULL PAYMENT

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?

We are happy to set up a phone call to discuss the tour, questions you have, etc. Or we can chat via email. Either way, we want to make sure you have all the information you need to secure your spot on this once in a lifetime adventure!