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<strong>Switzerland</strong><br />

<strong>Summer</strong> <strong>2020</strong><br />

Discover the<br />

perfect escape<br />

From Cities to Summits<br />

Build your own Grand Tour<br />

Relax in the splendour of<br />

the World’s slowest express train


No One Else Gives You<br />

So Much <strong>Switzerland</strong><br />

Contents<br />

INTRODUCTION 4<br />

By Train, Bus and Boat – Swiss <strong>Travel</strong> System 6<br />

Swiss Coupon Pass 7<br />

MOUNTAIN EXCURSIONS 8<br />

WELCOME TO SWITZERLAND 10<br />

EXPLORE & RELAX 12<br />

Glacier Express 14<br />

Bernina Express 18<br />

Golden Pass 22<br />

Gotthard Panorama Express 24<br />

Grand Tour of <strong>Switzerland</strong> 26<br />

Best of <strong>Switzerland</strong> 32<br />

Sherlock Holmes Moriarty Express 34<br />

Ticino Gastronomy Tour 36<br />

Starry Nights on Mount Pilatus 38<br />

Slow Down in Davos 39<br />

Ayurveda in Ascona 41<br />

Wellness at Lake Thun 43<br />

CITIES & CULTURE 44<br />

48 hours in Basel 47<br />

48 hours in Zurich 48<br />

48 hours in Bern 49<br />

48 hours in Geneva 51<br />

Lakeside Cities – Lucerne 52<br />

Lakeside Cities – Interlaken 54<br />

Lakeside Cities – Lugano 56<br />

Lakeside Cities – Montreux 58<br />

ACTIVE & NATURE 60<br />

Graubünden Hiking Tour 62<br />

Best of Bernese Oberland 64<br />

Cycling Along the GoldenPass Line 66<br />

Scenic Cycling in Beautiful Ticino 68<br />

<strong>Summer</strong> Ski Adventure 70<br />

In the Footsteps of James Bond 72<br />

Jungfrau Region Stay & Explore 74<br />

Hiking the Swiss National Parks 76<br />

The Highlights of The Engadine 78<br />

GROUP TOURS 80<br />

Group Offer – Activity Week 84<br />

Group Offer – Food & Wine Tour 86<br />

Group Offer – Lakeshore & Heartland 88<br />

TRADE INFORMATION 90<br />

Terms & Conditions 91<br />

Front Cover: Yes, it really is in <strong>Switzerland</strong> :)<br />

Road by Lake Sufers leading to San Bernardino.<br />

Photo by Swiss-image.ch/Silvan Widmer<br />

Bachalp Lake<br />

This page: Bachalp Lake<br />

©<strong>Switzerland</strong> Tourism<br />

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Diverse <strong>Switzerland</strong><br />

Discover it now.<br />

Only <strong>Switzerland</strong> <strong>Travel</strong><br />

<strong>Centre</strong> gives you...<br />

Uniquely<br />

diverse and<br />

worth every<br />

moment<br />

Despite being one of the smaller countries<br />

in the world in terms of area, <strong>Switzerland</strong> is<br />

almost unrivalled when it comes to scenic,<br />

linguistic and cultural variety. Home to<br />

65,000<br />

KILOMETRES OF<br />

HIKING TRAILS<br />

Marked paths<br />

48<br />

FOUR-THOUSAND<br />

METRE PEAKS<br />

To conquer, or just admire<br />

2,486<br />

CABLE CAR<br />

SYSTEMS<br />

All over <strong>Switzerland</strong> for<br />

excursions with a view<br />

2,000<br />

SWISS HOTELS<br />

on switzerlandtravelcentre.com<br />

shimmering lakes, lush valleys and dramatic<br />

mountain peaks. This is a land full of contrasts<br />

from the southern flair of Ticino to the medieval<br />

towns and vibrant metropolises of Northern and<br />

Western <strong>Switzerland</strong> via the glistening glaciers of<br />

Graubünden; each region contributes something<br />

special to the overall Swiss experience.<br />

With such an abundance of attractions in the<br />

1,111<br />

MUSEUMS<br />

Impressive collections of<br />

modern and historical art<br />

57<br />

KILOMETRES OF<br />

GOTTHARD BASE<br />

TUNNEL<br />

Longest and deepest<br />

railway tunnel in the world<br />

5,196<br />

KILOMETRES OF<br />

RAILWAYS<br />

Densest public transport<br />

system worldwide<br />

4 LOCATIONS<br />

Offices in Zurich, London, Stuttgart and Hong Kong.<br />

With staff in Los Angeles, Dubai, Bangkok,<br />

Beijing, Seoul and Tokyo<br />

9 LANGUAGES<br />

German, English, French, Italian, Arabic,<br />

Japanese, Korean, Chinese and Mandarin<br />

smallest space, <strong>Switzerland</strong> <strong>Travel</strong> <strong>Centre</strong> will<br />

ensure that you do more than just journey<br />

through <strong>Switzerland</strong>. We have over 130 experts of<br />

around 20 different nationalities at 4 locations<br />

across the world who are uniquely qualified to<br />

help you to plan your holiday either online or<br />

by phone. Our new product ranges ‘Explore &<br />

Relax’, ‘Cities & Culture’ and ‘Active & Nature’<br />

will ensure that you can indeed discover the<br />

diversity of <strong>Switzerland</strong>.<br />

I wish you a journey full of discovery.<br />

45<br />

TOP ATTRACTIONS<br />

Along the Grand Tour of <strong>Switzerland</strong><br />

12<br />

UNESCO WORLD<br />

HERITAGE SITES<br />

1,500<br />

LAKES<br />

To dip in and refresh<br />

130<br />

SWISS EXPERTS<br />

from 20 different nations<br />

Railway engineering masterpieces<br />

Michael Maeder<br />

CEO <strong>Switzerland</strong> <strong>Travel</strong> <strong>Centre</strong><br />

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By Train, Bus and Boat –<br />

Swiss <strong>Travel</strong> System<br />

Exploring <strong>Switzerland</strong> has never been so easy. The Swiss<br />

<strong>Travel</strong> Pass is your all-in-one ticket to travel by rail, road<br />

and waterway throughout the whole of <strong>Switzerland</strong>. And it<br />

includes many bonus benefits. Enjoy total travel freedom –<br />

with just a single ticket.<br />

Swiss Coupon Pass<br />

Discover more of <strong>Switzerland</strong> for less by taking advantage of the<br />

Swiss Coupon Pass <strong>2020</strong>. Exclusive 2 for 1 coupons for various<br />

tourist services offer great savings across <strong>Switzerland</strong>.<br />

The handy voucher book is the ideal companion for your journey through<br />

<strong>Switzerland</strong>. Benefit from exclusive offers in the gastronomy and leisure<br />

sector and save up to CHF 4’500.- with the coupons.<br />

from CHF 49,-<br />

SWISS TRAVEL PASS FLEX<br />

prices in CHF per person<br />

CLASS: 2nd 1st<br />

3 Days in 1 month 267 424<br />

4 Days in 1 month 323 514<br />

CLASS: 2nd 1st<br />

8 Days in 1 month 467 742<br />

15 Days in 1 month 563 890<br />

SWISS TRAVEL PASS<br />

prices in CHF per person<br />

CLASS: 2nd 1st<br />

3 Days 232 369<br />

4 Days 281 447<br />

8 Days 418 663<br />

15 Days 513 810<br />

SWISS TRAVEL PASS FLEX YOUTH<br />

prices in CHF per person*<br />

CLASS: 2nd 1st<br />

3 Days in 1 month 228 362<br />

4 Days in 1 month 276 438<br />

CLASS: 2nd 1st<br />

8 Days in 1 month 399 633<br />

15 Days in 1 month 481 760<br />

You only travel through a part of <strong>Switzerland</strong> and don’t need<br />

all coupons? The Swiss Coupon Pass is also available digitally.<br />

Choose the coupons you need for your journey through<br />

<strong>Switzerland</strong> out of the total 2 for 1 coupon selection.<br />

switzerlandtravelcentre.com/scp<strong>2020</strong><br />

SWISS TRAVEL PASS YOUTH<br />

prices in CHF per person*<br />

CLASS: 2nd 1st<br />

3 Days 198 315<br />

4 Days 240 381<br />

8 Days 357 566<br />

15 Days 439 692<br />

Included in all passes: Free travel with train, bus and boat including<br />

premium panoramic trains and public transport in 90 cities.<br />

*Valid for youth travellers under the age of 26.<br />

SWISS HALF FARE CARD<br />

Up to 50% discount for travels with<br />

train, bus and boat, mountain railways<br />

and public transports in 90 cities.<br />

CHF 120,- valid for one month<br />

SWISS FAMILY CARD<br />

Children under 16 years travel free of<br />

charge when accompanied by at least<br />

one parent holding a valid Swiss<br />

<strong>Travel</strong> System ticket.<br />

For more information on<br />

our Swiss <strong>Travel</strong> Passes<br />

and areas of validity, visit<br />

switzerlandtravelcentre.com/<br />

swiss-travel-passes<br />

A SELECTION OF THE OFFERS<br />

•<br />

Culinary highlights in restaurants<br />

•<br />

Guided Tours on foot, by coach, mini-train and Segway<br />

•<br />

Excursions with mountain railways<br />

•<br />

Entrance to tourist attractions and parks<br />

•<br />

Chocolate, cheese and dairy experiences<br />

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Mountain Excursions<br />

BASEL<br />

GERMANY<br />

ST. GALLEN<br />

ZURICH<br />

APPENZELL<br />

<strong>Switzerland</strong> is world famous for its imposing mountain peaks.<br />

Experience breathtaking views and unique experiences in<br />

snow and ice. Climb the peaks of <strong>Switzerland</strong>.<br />

FRANCE<br />

LAUSANNE<br />

SOLOTHURN<br />

BIEL/BIENNE<br />

BURGDORF<br />

NEUCHÂTEL<br />

BERN<br />

FRIBOURG<br />

THUN<br />

INTERLAKEN<br />

5<br />

1<br />

LUCERNE<br />

3 6<br />

ALTDORF<br />

2<br />

ANDERMATT<br />

BUCHS<br />

CHUR<br />

DAVOS<br />

ST. MORITZ<br />

AUSTRIA<br />

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GENEVA<br />

MONTREUX<br />

9 8<br />

SIERRE<br />

VISP BRIG LUGANO<br />

LOCARNO<br />

MARTIGNY<br />

ZERMATT<br />

4 7<br />

ITALY<br />

1<br />

4<br />

7<br />

1<br />

JUNGFRAUJOCH (3466m)<br />

2<br />

TITLIS (3238m)<br />

Top of Europe, Ice Palace, Ice Sculptures, Eiger,<br />

Mönch and Jungfrau and the viewing platform<br />

“Sphinx” with panoramic views of the Aletsch Glacier.<br />

Highest excursion mountain in Central <strong>Switzerland</strong>,<br />

First rotating aerial cableway Rotair, Ice Flyer,<br />

Glacier Caves and Glacier Park.<br />

From CHF 75,- per person<br />

From CHF 58,- per person<br />

3<br />

4<br />

PILATUS (2128m)<br />

MATTERHORN GLACIER PARADISE (3883m)<br />

2<br />

8<br />

Panorama gondola lift and aerial cableway,<br />

panoramic views over Central <strong>Switzerland</strong> and the<br />

Alps, 73 mountain peaks, steepest rack railway.<br />

From CHF 36,- per person<br />

Europe`s highest gondola lift, countless views of<br />

4000m peaks, cinema lounge, glacier palace and<br />

ski slopes on the Theodul glacier.<br />

From CHF 43.50 per person<br />

5<br />

5<br />

SCHILTHORN (2970m)<br />

6<br />

STANSERHORN (1898m)<br />

Swiss Skyline Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, Piz Gloria<br />

revolving restaurant, Skyline Walk and Thrill Walk<br />

and James Bond setting.<br />

Open Top cable car with a 360° view of the Alps and<br />

Lake Lucerne, hiking trail from the summit, Marmot<br />

Park, revolving restaurant “Rondorama”.<br />

From CHF 52.50 per person<br />

From CHF 37,- per person<br />

3<br />

7<br />

8<br />

GORNERGRAT (3089m)<br />

GLACIER 3000 (2965m)<br />

Europe`s highest outdoor rack railway at 3089m,<br />

panoramic view of 4000m peaks including the<br />

Matterhorn and view of the Gorner Glacier.<br />

Peak Walk by Tissot, Sledge dogs, hiking on<br />

the glacier plateau, highest Toboggan run<br />

“Alpine Coaster”.<br />

From CHF 38,- per person<br />

From CHF 40,- per person<br />

9<br />

9<br />

ROCHERS-DE-NAYE (2042m)<br />

6<br />

Rack railway to 2042m, panoramic views of the Swiss<br />

and French Alps, panorama restaurant “Plein Roc”,<br />

famous marmot watching.<br />

From CHF 35,- per person<br />

From prices are based on<br />

travellers holding a 50% discount<br />

card, which is included in all our<br />

packages or a Swiss <strong>Travel</strong> Pass.<br />

Rates are valid until 31 Dec 2019<br />

and subject to change for <strong>2020</strong>.<br />

For up-to-date best<br />

available rates please visit<br />

switzerlandtravelcentre.com/<br />

mountainexcursions<br />

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Welcome to<br />

<strong>Switzerland</strong><br />

AMSTERDAM<br />

HAMBURG<br />

BERLIN<br />

FRANKFURT<br />

COLGNE<br />

SCHAFFHAUSEN<br />

STUTTGART<br />

GERMANY<br />

MUNICH<br />

BASEL<br />

WINTERTHUR<br />

ST. GALLEN<br />

PARIS<br />

ZURICH<br />

APPENZELL<br />

BIEL/BIENNE<br />

SOLOTHURN<br />

BUCHS<br />

AUSTRIA<br />

VIENNA<br />

INNSBRUCK<br />

FRANCE<br />

NEUCHÂTEL<br />

BERN<br />

LUCERNE<br />

ENGELBERG<br />

GLARUS<br />

BAD RAGAZ<br />

PARIS<br />

FRIBOURG<br />

THUN<br />

BRIENZ<br />

INTERLAKEN<br />

LAAX<br />

CHUR<br />

DAVOS<br />

AROSA<br />

LENZERHEIDE<br />

SCUOL<br />

GRINDELWALD<br />

ANDERMATT<br />

LAUSANNE<br />

GSTAAD<br />

WENGEN<br />

ST. MORITZ<br />

MONTREUX<br />

CRANS-MONTANA<br />

BRIG<br />

PARIS<br />

MARSEILLES<br />

GENEVA<br />

MARTIGNY<br />

SION<br />

VERBIER<br />

VISP<br />

ZERMATT<br />

SAAS FEE<br />

ASCONA<br />

LOCARNO<br />

LUGANO<br />

0<br />

0<br />

International Transit Network Entry Points<br />

20 miles 30 miles 60 miles<br />

30 km<br />

50 km 100 km<br />

ITALY<br />

MILAN<br />

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Explore & Relax<br />

Explore <strong>Switzerland</strong> with ease and get pampered along the way<br />

while relaxing admits spectacular mountain and lake scenery.<br />

1<br />

4 7<br />

1<br />

EXCELLENCE CLASS<br />

GLACIER EXPRESS<br />

Sit back and relax while enjoying<br />

a regional 5-course menu with<br />

accompanying wines on board<br />

the Glacier Express.<br />

2<br />

GOTTHARD PANORAMA EXPRESS<br />

An enjoyable boat cruise with a taste<br />

of Swiss history will bring you close to<br />

the essence of this country.<br />

See pages 24/25<br />

See pages 16/17<br />

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4<br />

GRAND TOUR OF SWITZERLAND<br />

GOLDENPASS LINE<br />

Relaxing views of <strong>Switzerland</strong>’s many<br />

lakes will accompany you all along<br />

the Grand Tour route.<br />

A nostalgic train tour with endless<br />

panoramic views will leave you with<br />

unforgettable memories.<br />

See pages 30/31<br />

See pages 22/23<br />

2<br />

5<br />

5<br />

MORIARTY EXPRESS<br />

6<br />

HOTELPARK LAKE THUN<br />

Deep in the heartland of the Swiss Alps<br />

follow the trail of Professor Moriarty<br />

from Sherlock Holmes.<br />

A sweet hideaway near Interlaken<br />

for a peaceful escape away from<br />

the crowds.<br />

See pages 34/35<br />

See page 32/33<br />

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7 8<br />

3<br />

TICINO`S GROTTO RESTAURANTS<br />

Get pampered with local delicacies<br />

and a risotto workshop amidst picture<br />

book scenery.<br />

See pages 36/37<br />

AYURVEDA & YOGA IN ASCONA<br />

Reset, recharge and renew your<br />

body, mind and soul in an Ayurveda<br />

& Yoga retreat<br />

See page 41<br />

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GERMANY<br />

BASEL<br />

ZURICH<br />

ST. GALLEN<br />

APPENZELL<br />

FRANCE<br />

SOLOTHURN<br />

BIEL/BIENNE<br />

BURGDORF<br />

NEUCHÂTEL<br />

BERN<br />

LUCERNE<br />

2 3<br />

ALTDORF<br />

BUCHS<br />

CHUR<br />

DAVOS<br />

AUSTRIA<br />

FRIBOURG<br />

6<br />

THUN<br />

INTERLAKEN<br />

LAUSANNE<br />

4<br />

ANDERMATT<br />

5<br />

ST. MORITZ<br />

MONTREUX<br />

GENEVA<br />

MARTIGNY<br />

SIERRE<br />

1<br />

7<br />

LOCARNO<br />

8<br />

VISP BRIG LUGANO<br />

ZERMATT<br />

ITALY<br />

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Glacier Express<br />

Discover <strong>Switzerland</strong> on the spectacular Glacier Express<br />

rail journey, the slowest express train in the world.<br />

Why the Glacier Express?<br />

In my opinion:<br />

“Every corner is a hidden jewel and you<br />

will wish you could retain them all in your<br />

memory as pictures will never do justice to<br />

such stunning landscapes.<br />

A tasteful lunch on board turns the Glacier<br />

Express into a full experience: life does not<br />

get any better when food, mountains and<br />

valleys get together.<br />

You will easily fall in love with the endless<br />

beauty of <strong>Switzerland</strong> so sit back, relax and<br />

enjoy this journey across alpine peaks and<br />

architectural marvels.<br />

Seeing is believing – so, when did you say<br />

you are visiting?”<br />

Julieta Trotta Sales & Operations<br />

Glacier Express on the Landwasser Viaduct<br />

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3 DAYS ZERMATT – ST. MORITZ<br />

Daily departures *<br />

from CHF 570,- per person<br />

BASEL<br />

ZURICH<br />

Glacier Express<br />

The entire journey takes around 8 hours and crosses 291<br />

bridges, passes through 91 tunnels and climbs over the<br />

2033 m high Oberalp pass – this is truly one of the world`s<br />

most spectacular rail journeys.<br />

LUCERNE<br />

BERN<br />

ENGELBERG FLIMS/LAAX<br />

INTERLAKEN<br />

GRINDELWALD ANDERMATT<br />

BRIG<br />

CHUR KLOSTERS<br />

DAVOS<br />

2<br />

AROSA<br />

3<br />

ST. MORITZ<br />

1<br />

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ZERMATT<br />

1<br />

St. Moritz Valley<br />

2<br />

The Rhine Gorge<br />

A sample itinerary<br />

DAY 1<br />

ARRIVAL SWITZERLAND<br />

Individual transfer by train to Zermatt.<br />

The town’s tourist development<br />

is closely linked to what is most<br />

probably the world’s most famous<br />

mountain, the Matterhorn. Overnight<br />

in Zermatt.<br />

DAY 2<br />

GLACIER EXPRESS<br />

Today, board the world-famous Glacier<br />

Express for a thrilling ride through<br />

some of the most dramatic scenery in<br />

<strong>Switzerland</strong>. Overnight in St. Moritz.<br />

DAY 3<br />

DEPARTURE<br />

Individual return journey.<br />

Highlights<br />

•<br />

Glacier Express – a 291 km (8h<br />

03min) journey from Zermatt to<br />

St. Moritz or vice versa<br />

•<br />

UNESCO World Heritage “Albula/<br />

Bernina” – one of the world`s most<br />

spectacular journeys<br />

•<br />

Landwasser Viaduct – with the<br />

famous curve between Thusis<br />

and Poschiavo 3<br />

•<br />

Zermatt – surrounded by 38 fourthousanders<br />

with the most famous<br />

mountain, the Matterhorn 4<br />

Offer includes:<br />

•<br />

1 night stay with breakfast and<br />

city tax in Zermatt<br />

•<br />

1 night stay with breakfast and<br />

city tax in St. Moritz<br />

•<br />

Rail ticket 2nd class: border/<br />

airport – Zermatt – St. Moritz –<br />

border/airport<br />

•<br />

50% discount ticket for most<br />

trains, buses, boats and<br />

mountain railways<br />

•<br />

Seat reservation 2nd class on<br />

the Glacier Express from Zermatt<br />

to St. Moritz<br />

•<br />

Swiss Coupon Pass<br />

From price is based from 13 Apr – 11 Oct <strong>2020</strong>, sharing a double-bedded<br />

room in a 3* hotel. From 01 Jan – 12 Apr <strong>2020</strong> and 13 Dec – 31 Dec <strong>2020</strong> higher<br />

prices apply.<br />

* The Glacier Express does not run between 12 Oct – 12 Dec <strong>2020</strong>.<br />

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The Landwasser Viaduct<br />

4<br />

Zermatt<br />

Make it your own<br />

SUPERIOR PACKAGE<br />

CUSTOMISE YOUR STAY<br />

Enhance your stay by upgrading to a<br />

4* hotel (surcharge varies) or enjoy<br />

a 1st class upgrade on your train<br />

journeys for CHF 135,- per person.<br />

DELUXE PACKAGE<br />

Indulge by upgrading to a luxury<br />

stay in a 5* hotel and by adding seat<br />

reservation in the Excellence Class for<br />

CHF 1545,- per person (all round price<br />

valid from 15 Jun – 13 Sep <strong>2020</strong>).<br />

Combine Glacier & Bernina Express,<br />

4 days / 3 nights from CHF 735,-<br />

per person.<br />

Discover more by changing to<br />

the Furka Steam Railway (Realp -<br />

Oberwald or vice versa). Our team<br />

will customise your holidays for a<br />

truly individual experience.<br />

LUNCH ON GLACIER EXPRESS<br />

Daily dish CHF 32,- per person<br />

3-course menu CHF 45,- per person<br />

Mountain View<br />

5<br />

The Riffelsee<br />

EXCURSION TO GORNERGRAT<br />

from CHF 38,- per person<br />

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Bernina Express<br />

<strong>Travel</strong> in spectacular fashion from <strong>Switzerland</strong> across the<br />

border to Italy on the highest railway in the alps.<br />

Lean back, marvel<br />

and enjoy<br />

In my opinion:<br />

“The train crew welcomes guests to the<br />

‘Bernina Express’ with Graubünden`s<br />

cordiality, and they never fail to boast of<br />

the view from their workplace. Who should<br />

blame them? An incredible spectacle<br />

of rugged rock formations, turquoise<br />

lakes, glaciers, valleys and architectural<br />

masterpieces, such as the famous<br />

Landwasser Viaduct and the Circular<br />

Viaduct near Brusio, can be admired<br />

during the journey through the panorama<br />

windows. The audio guide also provides<br />

exciting anecdotes and information<br />

during the trip. ‘Wow’ quickly becomes<br />

the favourite word of travellers on the<br />

Alpine crossing through the UNESCO<br />

World Heritage Site and promises lasting<br />

memories. There will also be culinary<br />

delights. With a ‘Bernina Express Plättli’<br />

and ‘Grischa Apéro’ you can enjoy the<br />

trip twice and round off this unique<br />

travel experience of a special kind.”<br />

Melanie Gubser Product<br />

Bernina Express at Alp Grüm, Poschiavo<br />

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3 DAYS ST. MORITZ – TIRANO – LUGANO<br />

Daily departures *<br />

from CHF 480,- per person<br />

Bernina Express<br />

The Bernina Express, which was classed as a UNESCO World<br />

Heritage site in 2008, runs through the ancient landscape<br />

of <strong>Switzerland</strong>’s beautiful region of Graubünden. Making<br />

short work of the 55 tunnels, 196 bridges, viaducts and steep<br />

inclines the Bernina Express is not to be missed.<br />

3<br />

Wiesnerviadukt<br />

switzerlandtravelcentre.com/berninaexpress<br />

1<br />

Landwasserviadukt<br />

A sample itinerary<br />

DAY 1<br />

ARRIVAL SWITZERLAND<br />

Individual travel to the Alpine<br />

metropolis of St. Moritz, where<br />

numerous luxury hotels, spas and<br />

upscale shops can be found.<br />

DAY 2<br />

BERNINA EXPRESS<br />

Board the Bernina Express and enjoy<br />

one of the most impressive scenic<br />

rail journeys <strong>Switzerland</strong> has to offer.<br />

Climbing over the spectacular Bernina<br />

pass to more than 2253 m towards<br />

Poschiavo and Brusio and finally reach<br />

Tirano in Italy, which is the end of the<br />

Bernina line. Change to the Bernina<br />

Express Bus, which will take you onwards<br />

to Lugano.<br />

DAY 3<br />

DEPARTURE<br />

Individual return journey.<br />

Highlights<br />

•<br />

Bernina Express Train – a 156 km<br />

(4h 13min) journey from St. Moritz<br />

to Tirano or vice versa<br />

•<br />

Bernina Express Bus – a 90 km (3h)<br />

journey from Tirano to Lugano or<br />

vice versa<br />

•<br />

Albula/Bernina – a masterpiece in<br />

rail engineering 2<br />

•<br />

Landwasser Viaduct – most<br />

spectacular landmark on the<br />

Rhaetian Railway 1<br />

•<br />

Brusio Circular Viaduct – turns<br />

around a 360-degree curve 4<br />

•<br />

Alp Grüm station – border between<br />

the German and Italian speaking<br />

areas of <strong>Switzerland</strong> 7<br />

BASEL<br />

•<br />

Valposchiavo – great place to enjoy<br />

lengthy hikes, leisurely strolls and<br />

fine regional specialities 8<br />

BERN<br />

2<br />

ZURICH<br />

Albula River between Berguen and Preda<br />

CHUR<br />

4<br />

5<br />

Circle Viaduct Brusio<br />

Parco Ciani, Lugano<br />

Offer includes:<br />

•<br />

1 night stay with breakfast and<br />

city tax in St. Moritz<br />

•<br />

1 night stay with breakfast and<br />

city tax in Lugano<br />

•<br />

1 Rail ticket 2nd class: border/<br />

airport – St. Moritz – Tirano<br />

(Italy) – Lugano – border/airport<br />

GENEVA<br />

•<br />

50% discount ticket for most<br />

trains, buses, boats and<br />

mountain railways<br />

•<br />

Seat reservation on the Bernina<br />

Express train from St. Moritz<br />

to Tirano and on the Bernina<br />

Express Bus from Tirano to Lugano<br />

•<br />

Swiss Coupon Pass<br />

From price is based from 13 Apr – 14 Jun and 1 Oct – 29 Nov <strong>2020</strong>, sharing<br />

a double-bedded room in a 3* hotel. From 15 Jun – 30 Sep <strong>2020</strong> higher<br />

prices apply.<br />

LOCARNO<br />

ASCONA<br />

LUGANO<br />

5<br />

AROSA<br />

2<br />

1<br />

3<br />

ST. MORITZ<br />

6<br />

7<br />

8<br />

4<br />

TIRANO<br />

ITALY<br />

Make it your own<br />

SUPERIOR PACKAGE<br />

Enhance your stay by upgrading to a<br />

4* hotel (surcharge varies) or enjoy<br />

a 1st class upgrade on your train<br />

journeys for CHF 75,- per person.<br />

DELUXE PACKAGE<br />

Indulge by upgrading to a luxury stay<br />

in a 5* hotel.<br />

COMBINE GLACIER &<br />

BERNINA EXPRESS<br />

4 days / 3 nights<br />

from CHF 735,- per person<br />

Check our website for more<br />

variations (shorter and longer trips<br />

are available) or contact our team.<br />

6<br />

* Operating times of the<br />

Bernina Express Bus:<br />

09 Apr – 25 Oct <strong>2020</strong>, daily<br />

20 Feb – 04 Apr <strong>2020</strong> and<br />

29 Oct – 29 Nov <strong>2020</strong>,<br />

Thursday to Sunday<br />

St. Moritz<br />

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3 DAYS LUCERNE – MONTREUX<br />

Daily departures<br />

from CHF 399,- per person<br />

BASEL<br />

ZURICH<br />

GoldenPass Line<br />

BERN<br />

1<br />

LUCERNE<br />

ENGELBERG<br />

Combine three of the most attractive regions in <strong>Switzerland</strong><br />

INTERLAKEN<br />

in one exciting rail holiday. On the GoldenPass Line from<br />

Central <strong>Switzerland</strong> via the Bernese Oberland to the Lake<br />

Geneva region. Two languages, three worlds, six lakes, one<br />

line: that’s the GoldenPass Line.<br />

MONTREUX<br />

3<br />

4<br />

2<br />

GSTAAD<br />

BRIG<br />

switzerlandtravelcentre.com/goldenpassline<br />

ZERMATT<br />

A sample itinerary<br />

2<br />

GoldenPass Classic<br />

3<br />

Castle Chilon, Montreux<br />

DAY 1<br />

ARRIVAL SWITZERLAND<br />

Individual travel to Lucerne.<br />

Depending on your arrival time take<br />

the opportunity to discover the Old<br />

Town. Overnight in Lucerne.<br />

DAY 2<br />

GOLDENPASS LINE<br />

Today’s journey takes you over<br />

the Brünig pass into the Bernese<br />

Oberland. Passing Lake Brienz,<br />

Interlaken, Lake Thun and<br />

Zweisimmen, you will reach Gstaad.<br />

Your journey continues through the<br />

wild and romantic Pays d’Enhaut<br />

with the scenic villages of Château<br />

d’Oex and Montbovon before<br />

reaching Lake Geneva and Montreux.<br />

Overnight in Montreux.<br />

DAY 3<br />

DEPARTURE<br />

Individual return journey.<br />

Highlights<br />

•<br />

Lucerne – embedded within<br />

an impressive mountainous<br />

panorama 1<br />

•<br />

GoldenPass Line – a 148 km (1h 48<br />

min) journey with panoramic views<br />

of breathtaking scenery passing<br />

three mountain passes, 4000m<br />

Alpine peaks and eight lakes<br />

•<br />

Montreux – attracting artists, writers<br />

and travellers in search of beauty<br />

and inspiration 3<br />

Offer includes:<br />

•<br />

1 night stay with breakfast and<br />

city tax in Lucerne<br />

•<br />

1 night stay with breakfast and<br />

city tax in Montreux<br />

•<br />

Rail ticket 2nd class: border/<br />

airport – Lucerne – Interlaken –<br />

Montreux – border/airport<br />

•<br />

50% discount ticket for most<br />

trains, buses, boats and<br />

mountain railways<br />

•<br />

Seat reservation Lucerne<br />

– Interlaken (Zentralbahn)<br />

and Zweisimmen – Montreux<br />

(GoldenPass Line)<br />

•<br />

Swiss Coupon Pass<br />

From price is based from 01 – 30 Apr <strong>2020</strong>, sharing a double-bedded room in<br />

a 3* hotel. From 01 May – 31 Oct <strong>2020</strong> higher prices apply.<br />

2<br />

Panoramic Express<br />

1<br />

Lakeside Lucerne<br />

Make it your own<br />

SUPERIOR PACKAGE<br />

Enhance your stay by upgrading to a<br />

4* hotel (surcharge varies) or enjoy<br />

a 1st class upgrade on your train<br />

journeys for CHF 55,- per person.<br />

DELUXE PACKAGE<br />

EXCURSION MOUNT PILATUS<br />

from CHF 36,- per person<br />

EXCURSION ROCHERS-DE-NAYE<br />

from CHF 35,- per person<br />

4<br />

Rochers-de-Naye<br />

Enjoy a luxury treat by upgrading to<br />

a 5* hotel.<br />

EXTEND YOUR STAY<br />

1<br />

Lucerne<br />

Experience more by adding<br />

additional destinations. Our team<br />

will customise your holidays for a<br />

truly individual experience.<br />

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5 DAYS LUGANO – LUCERNE<br />

Daily departures *<br />

from CHF 765,- per person<br />

Gotthard<br />

Panorama Express<br />

The Gotthard Panorama Express links two of <strong>Switzerland</strong>’s<br />

most attractive regions: Central <strong>Switzerland</strong> and Ticino. It<br />

starts in Italian-speaking Lugano with its Mediterranean<br />

climate, palm trees and glittering blue lakes. Then<br />

it continues by train to Flüelen. Change here to an<br />

unforgettable cruise aboard a vintage paddle steamer and<br />

glide into Lucerne, the most central part of <strong>Switzerland</strong>.<br />

2<br />

Lugano<br />

3<br />

Lucerne<br />

switzerlandtravelcentre.com/gotthardpanoramaexpress<br />

1<br />

Gotthard Panorama Express<br />

A sample itinerary<br />

DAY 1<br />

ARRIVAL LUGANO<br />

Transfer to Lugano. The town piazzas,<br />

and blooming flowers in the lakeside<br />

Belvedere Gardens invite you to relax<br />

and unwind.<br />

scenery all around you, from the<br />

imposing mountain peaks to the<br />

forest covered shores, all reflected<br />

in the crystal clear water.<br />

DAY 4<br />

EXPLORE LUCERNE<br />

Highlights<br />

•<br />

Lugano – a city of parks and flowers,<br />

villas and sacred buildings with<br />

Mediterranean flair 2<br />

•<br />

Lucerne – beautiful lakeside setting<br />

and nearby mountains such as Rigi,<br />

Pilatus and Stanserhorn 3<br />

•<br />

Gotthard Panorama Express –<br />

a 182 km (5h 30min) journey<br />

from the Mediterranean south<br />

through the Gotthard tunnel over<br />

the Alps and onward by boat across<br />

Lake Lucerne 1<br />

2<br />

Lake Lugano<br />

DAY 2<br />

EXPLORE LUGANO<br />

Time at leisure. Why not take the boat<br />

across the lake to the picturesque<br />

fishing village of Gandria and have lunch<br />

at one of the beautiful rustic grottos.<br />

Explore the winding, cobbled streets<br />

before returning by boat to Lugano.<br />

DAY 3<br />

GOTTHARD PANORAMA EXPRESS<br />

Time at leisure. Thanks to its<br />

beautiful lakeside setting and<br />

the nearby mountain excursions of<br />

Rigi, Pilatus and Stanserhorn, the<br />

town is a popular destination for<br />

many travellers.<br />

DAY 5<br />

DEPARTURE<br />

Departure by rail transfer.<br />

BASEL<br />

ZURICH<br />

<strong>Travel</strong> along the old Gotthard Route<br />

from the Mediterranean south to<br />

the traditional heart of <strong>Switzerland</strong>,<br />

finishing with a lake cruise across<br />

Lake Lucerne. Take in the amazing<br />

BERN<br />

LUCERNE<br />

3<br />

4<br />

3<br />

Evening at Vierwaldstaettersee, Lucerne<br />

Offer includes:<br />

•<br />

2 night stay with breakfast and<br />

city tax in Lugano<br />

•<br />

2 night stay with breakfast and<br />

city tax in Lucerne<br />

•<br />

Rail ticket 2nd class: border/<br />

airport – Lugano – Lucerne –<br />

border/airport including up<br />

to 50% reductions on selected<br />

transport services (mountain<br />

railways, trains, buses and boats<br />

•<br />

Seat reservation 1st class<br />

Gotthard Panorama Express<br />

Lugano GENEVA – Lucerne<br />

•<br />

Swiss Coupon Pass<br />

From price is based from 18 Apr – 14 Jun <strong>2020</strong> and 01 - 18 Oct <strong>2020</strong>, sharing a<br />

double-bedded room in a 3* hotel. From 15 Jun - 30 Sep <strong>2020</strong> higher prices apply.<br />

ENGELBERG<br />

1<br />

ANDERMATT<br />

LOCARNO<br />

ASCONA<br />

2<br />

LUGANO<br />

ST. MORITZ<br />

ITALY<br />

Make it your own<br />

SUPERIOR PACKAGE<br />

Enhance your stay by upgrading to a<br />

4* hotel (surcharge varies) or enjoy<br />

a 1st class upgrade on your train<br />

journeys for CHF 35,- per person.<br />

DELUXE PACKAGE<br />

Indulge by upgrading to a luxury stay<br />

in a 5* hotel.<br />

CUSTOMISE YOUR STAY<br />

Combine Glacier, Bernina &<br />

Gotthard Panorama Express.<br />

5 days / 4 nights<br />

from CHF 940,- per person<br />

4<br />

EXCURSION STANSERHORN<br />

from CHF 37,- per person<br />

EXCURSION MOUNT PILATUS<br />

from CHF 36,- per person<br />

* Operating times:<br />

Kapellbruecke<br />

18 Apr – 18 Oct <strong>2020</strong>, Tuesday<br />

to Sunday and public holidays<br />

The Gotthard Panorama<br />

Express does not operate<br />

on Mondays.<br />

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Grand Tour of<br />

<strong>Switzerland</strong><br />

A stunning route through <strong>Switzerland</strong> –<br />

whether by train or by car.<br />

Why the Grand Tour?<br />

<strong>Switzerland</strong> is a country with an infallible<br />

public transport system so why travel by<br />

car, I asked myself? The answer became<br />

apparent within the first few miles…<br />

In my opinion:<br />

“While my route incorporated popular<br />

tourist destinations such as Montreux –<br />

Interlaken – Lucerne, I could not help<br />

but get excited about new, unfamiliar<br />

sights along the way: Gland, a small<br />

village above Lake Geneva, stunning views<br />

of soft rolling mountain pastures in the<br />

Gruyeres – Pays-d’Enhaut region, a pit<br />

stop at a small local bar/restaurant in<br />

Beatenberg overlooking Lake Thun, a car<br />

ferry from Gersau to Beckenried across<br />

Lake Lucerne. These were all a revelation<br />

to an avid public transport user such as<br />

myself. Armed with my Grand Tour map<br />

and guidebook and helped by the many<br />

Grand Tour signposts along the way, it was<br />

much easier than anticipated. A Grand Tour<br />

by electric car is now the next challenge<br />

on my ‘<strong>Switzerland</strong> bucket list’!”<br />

Kristina Luehr Product<br />

Grand Tour sign near Chexbres, Lavaux<br />

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8 DAYS INTERLAKEN – MONTREUX –<br />

ZERMATT – ST. MORITZ – LUGANO –<br />

LUCERNE – ST. GALLEN<br />

Daily departures *<br />

SCHAFFHAUSEN<br />

from CHF 1450,- per person<br />

Grand Train Tour of<br />

<strong>Switzerland</strong> “Original”<br />

Explore the cultural differences within the country and<br />

its 4 languages, all the while taking in some spectacular<br />

countryside and staying in beautiful Swiss towns. It’s a great<br />

opportunity to visit the very best of <strong>Switzerland</strong> on some of<br />

the most exciting scenic trains in Europe.<br />

LAUSANNE<br />

2<br />

MONTREUX<br />

GSTAAD<br />

BASEL<br />

LUCERNE<br />

BERN<br />

1<br />

INTERLAKEN<br />

5<br />

BRIG<br />

VISP<br />

ZERMATT<br />

ZURICH ST. GALLEN<br />

4<br />

RIGI<br />

FLÜELEN<br />

FLIMS/LAAX<br />

ANDERMATT<br />

LOCARNO<br />

LUGANO<br />

CHUR<br />

DAVOS<br />

3<br />

ST. MORITZ<br />

TIRANO<br />

ITALY<br />

switzerlandtravelcentre.com/grandtt<br />

2<br />

Riviera of Montreux<br />

2<br />

Sunset on Lake Geneva<br />

A sample itinerary<br />

DAY 1<br />

ARRIVAL SWITZERLAND –<br />

INTERLAKEN<br />

Individual travel via Lucerne to<br />

Interlaken along the shores of<br />

crystal-clear lakes, past romantic<br />

waterfalls and over the magnificent<br />

Brünig mountain pass. Overnight<br />

in Interlaken.<br />

DAY 2<br />

INTERLAKEN – MONTREUX /<br />

GOLDENPASS LINE<br />

Your journey continues with the<br />

GoldenPass Line through the wild<br />

and romantic Pays d’Enhaut through<br />

scenic villages along the shores of<br />

Lake Geneva. Overnight in Montreux.<br />

DAY 3<br />

MONTREUX – ZERMATT<br />

<strong>Travel</strong> from Montreux to Zermatt.<br />

Zermatt lies at the foot of the<br />

Matterhorn and offers plenty of<br />

things to explore. Enjoy a leisure<br />

day on your own and don`t miss<br />

out an excursion to the Gornergrat.<br />

Overnight in Zermatt.<br />

DAY 4<br />

ZERMATT – ST. MORITZ /<br />

GLACIER EXPRESS<br />

Glacier Express from Zermatt to St.<br />

Moritz. Enjoy some of the spectacular<br />

scenery <strong>Switzerland</strong> has to offer. Along<br />

the deep Rhone valley, the Glacier<br />

Express travels through an incredibly<br />

fascinating part of the Alps. Overnight<br />

in St. Moritz.<br />

DAY 5<br />

ST. MORITZ – LUGANO /<br />

BERNINA EXPRESS<br />

Board the Bernina Express. <strong>Travel</strong> over<br />

circular viaducts and pass through<br />

winding tunnels before reaching<br />

Tirano in Italy. Change to<br />

the Bernina Express Bus which<br />

will take you onwards to Ticino.<br />

Overnight in Lugano.<br />

DAY 6<br />

LUGANO – LUCERNE /<br />

GOTTHARD PANORAMA EXPRESS<br />

The Gotthard Panorama Express travels<br />

from the Mediterranean south to the<br />

traditional heart of <strong>Switzerland</strong>. From<br />

Flüelen you will have a boat ride over<br />

Lake Lucerne. Overnight in Lucerne.<br />

DAY 7<br />

LUCERNE – ST. GALLEN /<br />

VORALPEN-EXPRESS<br />

Enjoy the beautiful 2.5h journey with<br />

the Voralpen-Express which connects<br />

Central and Eastern <strong>Switzerland</strong>.<br />

Overnight stay in St. Gallen<br />

DAY 8<br />

DEPARTURE ST. GALLEN<br />

Individual return journey.<br />

Highlights<br />

Shopping<br />

•<br />

44 attraction highlights along<br />

the route<br />

•<br />

11 UNESCO World Heritage Sites<br />

•<br />

22 Lakes<br />

•<br />

4 Language regions<br />

•<br />

2 Biosphere Reserves <br />

5<br />

Offer includes:<br />

•<br />

7 nights stay with breakfast and<br />

city tax in Interlaken, Montreux,<br />

Zermatt, St. Moritz, Lugano,<br />

Lucerne and St. Gallen<br />

•<br />

Grand Train Tour Ticket, 2nd class<br />

•<br />

50% discount ticket for most<br />

trains, buses, boats and<br />

mountain railways<br />

•<br />

Seat reservation 2nd class<br />

GoldenPass Line, Glacier and<br />

Bernina Express and 1st class<br />

Gotthard Panorama Express<br />

and Voralpen-Express<br />

•<br />

Swiss Coupon Pass<br />

From price is based from 18 Apr – 11 Oct <strong>2020</strong>, sharing a double-bedded<br />

room in a 3* hotel.<br />

Photo-Spot Walliser`s barn in Goms<br />

3<br />

Make it your own<br />

SUPERIOR PACKAGE<br />

Enhance your stay by upgrading to a<br />

4* or 5* hotel (surcharge varies) or<br />

enjoy a 1st class rail journey for CHF<br />

165,- per person.<br />

DELUXE PACKAGE<br />

For an enhanced experience upgrade<br />

to the Excellence Class on the Glacier<br />

Express from Zermatt – St. Moritz<br />

(price on request).<br />

Rhaetian Railway in the Albula Valley before Preda<br />

CUSTOMISE YOUR STAY<br />

<strong>Travel</strong> suggestions for shorter stays:<br />

“Classic” route,<br />

7 days / 6 nights<br />

from CHF 1290,- per person<br />

“Top Attractions” route,<br />

5 days / 4 nights<br />

from CHF 830,- per person<br />

“Glacier & Palm Trees” route,<br />

4 days / 3 nights<br />

from CHF 705,- per person<br />

“Stunning Waters” route,<br />

3 days / 2 nights<br />

from CHF 445,- per person<br />

“Hidden Treasures” route,<br />

3 days / 2 nights<br />

from CHF 535,- per person<br />

4<br />

1<br />

at Muenzplatz, Zurich<br />

Observation Platform, Interlaken<br />

* Operating times<br />

Glacier Express does not run<br />

from 12 Oct – 12 Dec <strong>2020</strong>.<br />

Bernina Express Bus runs from<br />

09 Apr – 25 Oct, daily and from<br />

20 Feb – 04 Apr and 29 Oct –<br />

29 Nov, Thurs to Sun.<br />

Gotthard Panorama Express<br />

operates from 18 Apr – 18 Oct,<br />

Tues – Sun (no service on Mon).<br />

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9 DAYS ZURICH – ST. GALLEN – DAVOS –<br />

LUGANO – ZERMATT – MONTREUX –<br />

GSTAAD – LUCERNE<br />

Daily departures<br />

from CHF 1315,- per person<br />

Grand Tour<br />

of <strong>Switzerland</strong><br />

This route leads you through 1600 kilometres of the country’s<br />

most beautiful regions. You will travel through four linguistic<br />

regions, over five Alpine passes, to eleven UNESCO World<br />

Heritage Sites and two biosphere reserves and along 22 lakes.<br />

switzerlandtravelcentre.com/grandtour<br />

1<br />

Lavaux<br />

2<br />

The Rhine Falls<br />

3<br />

Lake Lucerne<br />

A sample itinerary<br />

DAY 1<br />

ARRIVAL SWITZERLAND<br />

Individual travel to Zurich. Zurich, the<br />

“metropolis of experiences” offers a<br />

unique mixture of attractions that you<br />

can enjoy by yourself on your first day.<br />

Overnight in Zurich.<br />

DAY 2<br />

ZURICH – ST. GALLEN (CA. 150 KM)<br />

On your way to St. Gallen stopover<br />

at the Rhine Falls, Europe’s largest<br />

waterfall. In St. Gallen the Abbey<br />

precinct with the cathedral and Abbey<br />

Library has been accorded UNESCO<br />

World Heritage listing and belongs to<br />

the top attractions along the Grand<br />

Tour. Overnight in St. Gallen.<br />

down to Täsch which is your last stop<br />

by car before you continue by train on<br />

to Zermatt. Overnight in Zermatt.<br />

DAY 6<br />

ZERMATT – MONTREUX<br />

(CA. 150 KM)<br />

A morning trip up the exhilarating<br />

open-air Gornergrat railway is not to<br />

be missed. Back in Täsch your route<br />

begins with a stunning drive<br />

up through the Valais, heading<br />

through Sierre, Sion, Martigny and<br />

Aigle. Continue along the shores of<br />

Lake Geneva to Montreux. Overnight<br />

in Montreux.<br />

DAY 7<br />

MONTREUX – GSTAAD (CA. 330 KM)<br />

GENEVA<br />

LAUSANNE<br />

1<br />

MONTREUX<br />

BASEL<br />

BIEL/BIENNE<br />

BERN<br />

GSTAAD<br />

5<br />

VISP<br />

ZERMATT<br />

SCHAFFHAUSEN<br />

2<br />

SAAS-FEE<br />

RIGI<br />

LUCERNE 3<br />

INTERLAKEN<br />

WENGEN<br />

7<br />

BRIG<br />

WINTERTHUR<br />

ST. GALLEN 6<br />

ZURICH<br />

ANDERMATT<br />

8<br />

LOCARNO<br />

LUGANO<br />

CHUR<br />

DAVOS<br />

4<br />

ST. MORITZ<br />

2<br />

Furka pass road to the beginning of the Rhone valley, Obergoms, Valais<br />

4<br />

Davos<br />

DAY 3<br />

ST. GALLEN – DAVOS (CA. 160 KM)<br />

On your way to Davos you will pass<br />

the village of Appenzell. The Appenzell<br />

region is known for rural customs and<br />

traditions. Continue your drive and<br />

have a stopover at Heidi’s Village in<br />

Maienfeld. Overnight in Davos.<br />

DAY 4<br />

DAVOS – LUGANO (CA. 290 KM)<br />

Today’s journey takes you to Lugano<br />

in the south of <strong>Switzerland</strong>, where<br />

you have several opportunities to<br />

experience the Grand Tour attractions.<br />

We recommend a stroll around the<br />

historical old-town and an excursion to<br />

San Salvatore or Monte Brè. Overnight<br />

in Lugano.<br />

DAY 5<br />

LUGANO – ZERMATT (CA. 215 KM)<br />

Leaving Lugano for Zermatt. On your<br />

way lies Ascona. Continue your journey<br />

and arrive in the region Valais. Here lies<br />

the Aletsch Glacier. Continue moving<br />

Drive through the orchards and<br />

terraced vineyards of the Lavaux to<br />

Lausanne and from here continue<br />

your drive to Freiburg. Further on your<br />

way you will pass the Greyerzer region,<br />

with its rolling green landscape.<br />

Overnight in Gstaad.<br />

DAY 8<br />

GSTAAD – LUCERNE (CA. 315 KM)<br />

Continue your drive to Interlaken.<br />

From Interlaken you can experience<br />

the majestic Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau<br />

summits. If you have some time left<br />

before you head to Lucerne, Berne,<br />

UNESCO World Heritage is the place to<br />

spend it. Overnight in Lucerne.<br />

DAY 9<br />

DEPARTURE LUCERNE – ZURICH<br />

(CA. 140 KM)<br />

You will spend your last day in<br />

one of the most beautiful cities in<br />

<strong>Switzerland</strong>. One of the highlights of<br />

Lucerne is the Chapel Bridge. Drive<br />

back to Zurich for rental car drop-off at<br />

the airport and return journey.<br />

Highlights<br />

•<br />

44 attraction highlights along<br />

the route<br />

•<br />

11 UNESCO World Heritage Sites<br />

•<br />

22 Lakes<br />

Offer includes:<br />

•<br />

8 night stay with breakfast and<br />

city tax in Zurich, St. Gallen,<br />

Davos, Lugano, Zermatt,<br />

Montreux, Gstaad and Lucerne<br />

•<br />

Rental car for 9 days with pickup<br />

and drop-off at Zurich Airport<br />

•<br />

Free parking at all hotels (except<br />

in Zermatt/Täsch and Montreux)<br />

•<br />

4 Language regions<br />

•<br />

5 Alpine passes<br />

•<br />

•<br />

Train ticket Täsch – Zermatt –<br />

Täsch in 2nd class<br />

•<br />

Grand Tour of <strong>Switzerland</strong> Road<br />

Map from Hallwag<br />

•<br />

Grand Tour of <strong>Switzerland</strong><br />

<strong>Travel</strong> Guide<br />

•<br />

Swiss Coupon Pass<br />

From price is based from 01 – 30 Apr and 01 – 31 Oct <strong>2020</strong>, sharing a doublebedded<br />

room in a 3* hotel. From May – Sep <strong>2020</strong> higher prices apply.<br />

2 Biosphere Reserves <br />

• 1600km full of captivating landscapes 6<br />

Grand Tour of <strong>Switzerland</strong><br />

Make it your own<br />

SUPERIOR PACKAGE<br />

Enhance your stay by upgrading<br />

to a 4* hotel (surcharge varies) or<br />

enjoy a higher vehicle category<br />

(price on request).<br />

DELUXE PACKAGE<br />

Indulge by upgrading to a luxury stay<br />

at a 5* hotel (surcharge varies) or by<br />

arranging an electro vehicle (Tesla or<br />

Audi e-tron, price on request).<br />

St. Gallen<br />

CUSTOMISE YOUR STAY<br />

<strong>Travel</strong> suggestions for shorter stays:<br />

“West & South” route,<br />

6 days / 5 nights<br />

from CHF 980,- per person<br />

“East & South” route,<br />

6 days / 5 nights<br />

from CHF 940,- per person<br />

8<br />

“Northwest & Central” route,<br />

6 days / 5 nights<br />

from CHF 965,- per person<br />

Giornico, Ticino<br />

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5 DAYS LUCERNE – INTERLAKEN –<br />

TOP OF EUROPE/JUNGFRAUJOCH<br />

Daily departures<br />

from CHF 740,- per person<br />

BASEL<br />

ZURICH<br />

Best of <strong>Switzerland</strong><br />

BERN<br />

INTERLAKEN<br />

3<br />

LUCERNE<br />

RIGI<br />

5<br />

ENGELBERG<br />

TITLIS<br />

4<br />

2<br />

Spend two nights in the charming town of Lucerne followed<br />

by two nights in Interlaken with a trip to the summit of<br />

the Jungfraujoch.<br />

MONTREUX<br />

GSTAAD<br />

WENGEN GRINDELWALD<br />

1<br />

BRIG<br />

switzerlandtravelcentre.com/bestofswitzerland<br />

ZERMATT<br />

A sample itinerary<br />

DAY 1<br />

ARRIVAL SWITZERLAND<br />

Individual travel to Lucerne. Depending<br />

on your arrival time, take the<br />

opportunity to discover the Old Town.<br />

Overnight in Lucerne.<br />

DAY 2<br />

LUCERNE / MOUNT TITLIS<br />

OR MOUNT PILATUS<br />

(OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS)<br />

Choose between a visit to Mount<br />

Titlis, the highest glacier in Central<br />

<strong>Switzerland</strong> or Mount Pilatus (optional<br />

excursions, surcharge applies), with<br />

the world’s steepest cogwheel railway.<br />

Overnight in Lucerne.<br />

DAY 3<br />

LUCERNE– INTERLAKEN<br />

Entertaining journey on board the<br />

Zentralbahn or a regional train via<br />

the Brünig Pass to Interlaken.<br />

Overnight in Interlaken.<br />

DAY 4<br />

EXCURSION JUNGFRAUJOCH<br />

The Jungfrau Railway leads to the<br />

highest train station in Europe and<br />

offers unbelievable views of the<br />

mountain giants Eiger, Mönch and<br />

Jungfrau and the 22 km long Aletsch<br />

Glacier. Overnight in Interlaken.<br />

DAY 5<br />

DEPARTURE<br />

Rail transfer to Zürich and return<br />

journey home.<br />

Highlights<br />

•<br />

Lucerne – sited on Lake Lucerne<br />

with most impressive views and<br />

lake cruises<br />

•<br />

Mount Pilatus – reachable via aerial<br />

cableway “Dragon Ride” or with<br />

world`s steepest cog railway 5<br />

•<br />

Mount Titlis – breathtaking panorama<br />

and adventurous activities such as<br />

the chairlift “Ice Flyer” 4<br />

•<br />

Interlaken – encircled by the three<br />

mighty mountains, Eiger, Mönch<br />

and Jungfrau 3<br />

•<br />

Jungfraujoch – at 3454 m the highest<br />

railway station in Europe and<br />

UNESCO heritage site 1<br />

2<br />

Dragon Ride, Lake Lucerne<br />

3<br />

1<br />

Interlaken<br />

Jungfrau Railway<br />

1<br />

Observatory on the Jungfraujoch<br />

Offer includes:<br />

•<br />

2 night stay with breakfast<br />

and city tax in Lucerne<br />

•<br />

2 night stay with breakfast<br />

and city tax in Interlaken<br />

•<br />

Rail ticket 2nd class: border/<br />

airport – Lucerne – Interlaken<br />

– border/airport including<br />

up to 50% reductions on<br />

selected transport services<br />

(mountain railways, trains,<br />

buses and boats)<br />

•<br />

Excursion Jungfraujoch<br />

(unguided)<br />

•<br />

Swiss Coupon Pass<br />

From price is based for 01 – 30<br />

Apr <strong>2020</strong>, sharing a doublebedded<br />

room in a 3* hotel.<br />

From Jan – Mar lower prices<br />

apply and from May – Oct<br />

higher prices apply.<br />

4<br />

Make it your own<br />

SUPERIOR PACKAGE<br />

Enhance your stay by upgrading<br />

to a 4* hotel (surcharge varies) or<br />

enjoy a 1st class rail journey for<br />

CHF 75,- per person.<br />

EXCURSION MOUNT PILATUS<br />

from CHF 36,- per person<br />

EXCURSION STANSERHORN<br />

from CHF 37,- per person<br />

Titlis Rotair<br />

EXCURSION MOUNT TITLIS<br />

from CHF 58,- per person<br />

5<br />

Lucerne & Pilatus<br />

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5 DAYS INTERLAKEN – SCHILTHORN –<br />

MORIARTY STEAM RAILWAY<br />

Fixed departure dates<br />

from CHF 1040,- per person<br />

Sherlock Holmes<br />

Moriarty Express<br />

On this journey, you will experience finest nostalgia. You<br />

will start your holidays by stepping into the footsteps of<br />

James Bond in style with a glass of Bollinger followed by the<br />

007 walk of fame. You continue with a nostalgic steam ride<br />

along the shores of Lake Brienz and straight to the Sherlock<br />

Holmes museum where you will learn all about the final<br />

battle between Holmes and Moriarty.<br />

2 3<br />

Reichenbach Falls<br />

View of Interlaken<br />

switzerlandtravelcentre.com/moriarty<br />

A sample itinerary<br />

DAY 1<br />

ARRIVAL SWITZERLAND<br />

1<br />

Moriarty Steam Train<br />

4<br />

Schilthorn PizGloria<br />

Rail transfer to Interlaken. The<br />

impressive panorama of mountains<br />

and lakes make it one of the most<br />

popular resorts in <strong>Switzerland</strong>.<br />

DAY 2<br />

SCHILTHORN<br />

The 2,970 metre Schilthorn offers<br />

the finest views of the Eiger, Mönch<br />

and Jungfrau! The 360-degree<br />

panoramic vista extends over some<br />

200 mountain peaks. Enjoy a special<br />

meal in the world’s first mountain top<br />

revolving restaurant.<br />

BASEL<br />

ZURICH<br />

5<br />

Sherlock Holmes Statue & Museum, Meiringen<br />

DAY 3<br />

MORIARTY EXPRESS<br />

On this mysterious day excursion<br />

discover the trail of Professor James<br />

Moriarty (from the famed Sherlock<br />

Holmes novels) and follow in his<br />

footsteps to the mystic setting for Sir<br />

Arthur Conan Doyle’s “Final” novel,<br />

deep in the imposing heartland of the<br />

Swiss Alps.<br />

DAY 4<br />

INTERLAKEN<br />

Today is at your own pace. Perhaps<br />

enjoy a lake cruise or an active<br />

tour by e-bike exploring the hidden<br />

villages around Interlaken.<br />

DAY 5<br />

DEPARTURE<br />

Departure by rail transfer to airport/<br />

border or continuation of your tour.<br />

Highlights<br />

•<br />

Interlaken – nestles between<br />

the two beautiful lakes of Thun<br />

and Brienz 3<br />

•<br />

Schilthorn – the James<br />

Bond Mountain 4<br />

•<br />

Moriarty Steam Train – a nostalgic<br />

steam railway 1<br />

•<br />

Sherlock Holmes museum – where<br />

the myth lives on 5<br />

•<br />

Reichenbach Falls – famous scene<br />

of the last battle between Holmes<br />

& Moriarty 2<br />

MONTREUX<br />

GSTAAD<br />

LUCERNE<br />

BERN<br />

ENGELBERG<br />

INTERLAKEN<br />

1<br />

3<br />

2<br />

4<br />

BRIG<br />

ZERMATT<br />

5<br />

Offer includes:<br />

2<br />

•<br />

4 night stay with breakfast and<br />

city tax in Interlaken<br />

•<br />

Excursion Moriarty Steam Train<br />

including coffee, croissants<br />

and lunch<br />

•<br />

Excursion Schilthorn including<br />

an aperitif, lunch and a<br />

souvenir photo<br />

•<br />

Rail ticket 2nd class:<br />

border/airport Interlaken –<br />

border/airport<br />

•<br />

Seat reservation 2nd class<br />

Moriarty Express (Interlaken<br />

– Meiringen) and Meiringen –<br />

Interlaken (Central Bahn)<br />

•<br />

Cable Car Schilthorn Piz Gloria<br />

•<br />

Entry Sherlock Holmes museum<br />

•<br />

Funicular Reichenbach Falls<br />

•<br />

Interlaken Guestcard<br />

•<br />

Swiss Coupon Pass<br />

This tour runs on selected dates only: 29 May, 30 May, 19 Jun, 20 Jun, 17 July, 18<br />

July, 21 Aug, 22 Aug, 25 Sep, 26 Sep, 16 Oct and 17 Oct <strong>2020</strong>.<br />

From price is based on the departure date 29 and 30 May in a 3*hotel, sharing<br />

a double-bedded room. For all other travel periods, prices are subject to change.<br />

4<br />

Make it your own<br />

SUPERIOR PACKAGE<br />

Enjoy a luxury treat by upgrading to<br />

a 4* hotel and 1st class rail journey<br />

(price on request).<br />

EXTEND YOUR STAY<br />

Experience more by adding<br />

additional nights in Interlaken or<br />

other destinations. Our team will<br />

customise your holidays for a truly<br />

individual experience.<br />

Walk of Fame, Schilthorn<br />

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3 DAYS LUGANO<br />

Daily departures<br />

from CHF 885,- per person<br />

BASEL<br />

ZURICH<br />

LUCERNE<br />

Ticino Gastronomy Tour<br />

BERN<br />

ENGELBERG<br />

INTERLAKEN<br />

Ticino, the Italian-speaking part of <strong>Switzerland</strong> and MONTREUX famous<br />

for its mild and Mediterranean climate, perfect for relaxing<br />

summer holidays with sunshine and blue sky. This 3-day<br />

gastronomy package is a perfect way to experience GENEVA the<br />

culinary delights of food & wine from this region.<br />

switzerlandtravelcentre.com/ticinogastronomytour<br />

ZERMATT<br />

BELLINZONA<br />

LOCARNO<br />

ASCONA<br />

3<br />

1<br />

2<br />

LUGANO<br />

ST. MORITZ<br />

ITALY<br />

1<br />

Grotto Milani, Ticino<br />

1<br />

Gabbani Delicatessen, Lugano<br />

A sample itinerary<br />

Highlights<br />

DAY 1<br />

ARRIVAL LUGANO<br />

After arrival, you will experience the<br />

Lugano food and wine tour. Enjoy a<br />

guided tour around the historical<br />

city of Lugano, making several stops<br />

en route to sample several regional<br />

specialties, washed down with a<br />

Ticinese Merlot.<br />

DAY 2<br />

EXPLORE LUGANO<br />

Boat cruise from Lugano to San Rocco.<br />

Upon arrival at the local restaurant,<br />

enjoy an aperitif before taking part in a<br />

fabulous Risotto Workshop Experience.<br />

DAY 3<br />

DEPARTURE<br />

Individual return journey.<br />

•<br />

Lugano – a city with Mediterranean<br />

flair and southern joie de vivre 1<br />

•<br />

Private Guided Food & Wine Tour –<br />

get to know the hidden gems and dive<br />

deep into the art & culture of this city<br />

whilst enjoying culinary delicacies<br />

topped with the finest wines<br />

•<br />

Cruise & Risotto Workshop – learn<br />

a risotto recipe that you will take<br />

home to spoil friends & family<br />

2<br />

Grotto Eremo San Nicolao<br />

Offer includes:<br />

•<br />

2 nights stay with breakfast<br />

and city tax in Lugano<br />

•<br />

Rail ticket 2nd class: border/<br />

airport – Lugano – border/<br />

airport<br />

•<br />

Ticino Ticket<br />

Cruise and Cook excursion<br />

•<br />

•<br />

Private Guided Food & Wine<br />

Tour Lugano<br />

•<br />

Swiss Coupon Pass<br />

1<br />

Make it your own<br />

Bottegone del Vino in Lugano<br />

1<br />

Grotto Milani, Ticino<br />

3<br />

Vineyard Dining<br />

From price is based from 18<br />

Apr – 14 Jun and 01 Oct – 31 Oct<br />

<strong>2020</strong>, sharing a double-bedded<br />

room in a 3* hotel. From 15 Jun<br />

– 30 Sep higher prices apply.<br />

SUPERIOR PACKAGE<br />

Enhance your stay by upgrading to a<br />

4* hotel.<br />

DELUXE PACKAGE<br />

Indulge by upgrading to a luxury stay<br />

in a 5* hotel.<br />

EXCURSION MONTE GENEROSO<br />

from CHF 54,- per person<br />

EXCURSION MONTE BRE<br />

from CHF 25,- per person<br />

EXCURSION SWISSMINIATUR<br />

from CHF 19.50 per person<br />

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2 DAYS MOUNT PILATUS<br />

Daily departures<br />

from CHF 199,- per person<br />

3 DAYS DAVOS – SCHATZALP<br />

Daily departures<br />

from CHF 413,- per person<br />

Starry nights<br />

on Mount Pilatus<br />

Slow down in Davos<br />

1<br />

The mountain that towers over a city by the lake, Mount<br />

Pilatus offers panoramic views of Lake Lucerne and Central<br />

<strong>Switzerland</strong>. <strong>Travel</strong> by panoramic gondela and the steepest<br />

cogwheel railway in the world to reach the Pilatus Kulm<br />

Hotels. At 2,132 metres above sea level the panoramic 360<br />

degree view at the top is simply breath-taking.<br />

1<br />

The sunny plateau of Schatzalp is located directly<br />

above Davos. The car-free resort is known as the ‘Magic<br />

Mountain’ due to it’s literary namesake and it’s history as<br />

a centre for wellness. The Hotel Schatzalp with it’s alpine<br />

surroundings is perfect for those who want to relax for a<br />

while whilst appreciating the calm and tranquil natural<br />

landscape.<br />

switzerlandtravelcentre.com/pilatuskulm<br />

switzerlandtravelcentre.com/schatzalphotel<br />

2<br />

A sample itinerary<br />

A sample itinerary<br />

DAY 1<br />

ARRIVAL IN LUCERNE &<br />

MOUNT PILATUS<br />

The hotel is reached from Kriens<br />

via panorama gondolas to the<br />

Fräkmüntegg, continuing upwards by<br />

aerial cableway or in the summer by<br />

the world’s steepest cog railway from<br />

Alpnachstad. Enjoy a welcome drink<br />

and 4-course dinner in the Queen<br />

Victoria dining room. Later in the day<br />

visitors make their decent step out<br />

and gaze up at the beautiful starry<br />

night sky.<br />

DAY 2<br />

DESCENT AND DEPARTURE<br />

Continue your holiday in <strong>Switzerland</strong><br />

by extending your stay or decent to<br />

Lucerne and rail transfer to airport for<br />

your return journey home.<br />

Highlights<br />

•<br />

Pilatus cogwheel railway<br />

1<br />

•<br />

The panoramic views from<br />

the terrace 2<br />

•<br />

Nearby hiking trails<br />

3<br />

Dinner in the Queen Victoria Dining<br />

•<br />

Room 4<br />

Make it your own<br />

SUPERIOR PACKAGE<br />

Enhance your stay and upgrade to<br />

superior room. A supplement from<br />

CHF 35 per person applies.<br />

EXTEND YOUR STAY<br />

Discover more by extending your<br />

stay. In the summer months<br />

consider combining your stay with<br />

a hike on one of the many popular<br />

hiking routes.<br />

2<br />

3<br />

Offer includes:<br />

•<br />

1 night stay with breakfast, city<br />

tax and dinner in Pilatus Kulm<br />

Hotels 3*+<br />

•<br />

Return journey from Lucerne to<br />

Mount Pilatus<br />

All of our itineraries are tailor made just for you.<br />

•<br />

Welcome drink<br />

•<br />

Swiss Coupon Pass<br />

From price is based from 1 Nov – 30 Apr, sharing a double-bedded room.<br />

From 1 May – 31 Oct higher prices apply.<br />

Call our team to discuss your own bespoke package.<br />

4<br />

DAY 1<br />

ARRIVAL IN DAVOS & SCHATZALP<br />

The hotel is reached from Davos by<br />

the original funicular which was built<br />

at the same time as the hotel. Evident<br />

throughout is the original Belle-<br />

Epoque style and its charming lounge,<br />

bar and open fireplace provide a<br />

comfortable place to retreat.<br />

DAY 2<br />

SCHATZALP –<br />

THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN<br />

From the terrace enjoy the wonderful<br />

view surrounded by the botanical<br />

alpine flora. The nearby Alpinim<br />

botanical gardens has over 5000<br />

different plant species. For those<br />

looking for fun, young or old, a ride on<br />

the 500 metres long toboggan run will<br />

surely excite.<br />

DAY 3<br />

DESCENT AND DEPARTURE<br />

Continue your holiday in <strong>Switzerland</strong><br />

by extending your stay or decent to<br />

Lucerne and rail transfer to airport for<br />

your return journey home.<br />

Highlights<br />

•<br />

Belle Epoque nostalgic hotel<br />

1<br />

•<br />

Schatzalp funicular train<br />

2<br />

•<br />

Walking Trails<br />

3<br />

• Davos 4<br />

Make it your own<br />

EXTEND YOUR STAY<br />

Discover more by extending<br />

your stay. In the summer months<br />

consider combining your stay with<br />

nearby resorts such as Davos,<br />

Klosters or Arosa.<br />

3<br />

4<br />

Offer includes:<br />

•<br />

2 night stay with breakfast,<br />

city tax and dinner in Hotel<br />

Schatzalp 3*<br />

•<br />

Return journey from<br />

Davos – Platz<br />

All of our itineraries are tailor made just for you.<br />

Call our team to discuss your own bespoke package.<br />

•<br />

Davos – Klosters Premium Card<br />

(from 1 May <strong>2020</strong>)<br />

•<br />

Entry to the Alpinium<br />

botanical gardens<br />

•<br />

Swiss Coupon Pass<br />

From price is based from 12 May – 17 Oct, sharing a double-bedded room.<br />

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4 DAYS ASCONA<br />

Daily departures<br />

from CHF 2199,- per person<br />

Emotions at 1704 metres<br />

Nature, architecture and gastronomy Ayurveda in Ascona –<br />

Reset, Recharge, Renew –<br />

The therapeutic and non-medical health programme by<br />

the Giardino Hotel Ascona provides guests with a holistic<br />

well-being for body, mind and soul.<br />

Garden View<br />

switzerlandtravelcentre.com/ayurveda<br />

A sample itinerary<br />

DAY 1<br />

ARRIVAL ASCONA<br />

1st class train ride to Locarno and<br />

ongoing journey to Ascona with the<br />

free shuttle service from Giardino<br />

Hotel Ascona. First consultation and<br />

check-up with your Ayurvedia therapist.<br />

DAY 2 & 3<br />

ASCONA<br />

Ferrovia Monte Generoso SA | Via Lüera 1 | CH-6825 Capolago<br />

+41(0)91 630 51 11 | info@montegeneroso.ch | montegeneroso.ch<br />

Consultation, check-up and ayurveda<br />

treatments. Participate in a choice of<br />

optional yoga sessions, day activities<br />

and workshops. Ayurveda breakfast,<br />

lunch and dinner are provided<br />

throughout the day.<br />

Time at leisure to explore Ascona<br />

and the landscapes of Ticino with the<br />

included Ticino Ticket offering free<br />

travel on public transport throughout<br />

the region.<br />

DAY 4<br />

DEPARTURE OR EXTENSION<br />

Closing consultation and Ayurveda<br />

recommendation for use at home.<br />

Return 1st class rail transfer.<br />

Highlights<br />

•<br />

2 Ayurvedic treatments<br />

(à 60 minutes)<br />

•<br />

1 Ayurvedic facial (90 minutes)<br />

•<br />

Ayurvedic Full Board<br />

•<br />

Anamnesis and pulse diagnosis<br />

with Ayurvedic diet and<br />

lifestyle consultation<br />

•<br />

Daily Yoga, Pranayama (breath work)<br />

and meditation<br />

•<br />

Entrance to the wellness area<br />

(sauna, pool, fitness and<br />

health centre)<br />

•<br />

Weekly programs and excursions<br />

Info meeting on health topics<br />

•<br />

•<br />

Closing Consultation<br />

Make it your own<br />

EXTEND YOUR STAY<br />

Experience this holistic treatment over<br />

a longer period of time by increasing<br />

the number of nights. Our team will<br />

customise your holidays for a truly<br />

individual experience.<br />

Offer includes:<br />

•<br />

3 nights in Hotel Giardino 5*,<br />

Ascona with Ayurvedica full board<br />

in double room casa rosa<br />

•<br />

1st class train ticket from the<br />

airport/border to Locarno<br />

and return<br />

Ayurveda Treatment<br />

Yoga in the Garden<br />

•<br />

Ticino Ticket – free public<br />

transport, discounts on<br />

cable cars and the Swiss lake<br />

navigation companies and main<br />

tourist attractions<br />

•<br />

Swiss Coupon Pass<br />

From price example calculated on 10 Sep <strong>2020</strong> for the departure date 05 – 08<br />

Apr <strong>2020</strong>, sharing a double-bedded room. Daily updated rates can be found on<br />

our website.<br />

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8 DAYS LAKE THUN<br />

Daily departures<br />

from CHF 1983,- per person<br />

Wellness at Lake Thun<br />

The 5-star Beatus Wellness-& Spa-Hotel in Merligen is a<br />

true escape offering an oasis of activities and relaxation<br />

with culinary delights throughout the day. Set in its own<br />

12,000m 2 hotel park directly on the shores of Lake Thun;<br />

this charming hotel is full of distinctive character in<br />

which a world of well-being awaits.<br />

1<br />

Beatus Wellness & Spa Hotel<br />

www.switzerlandtravelcentre.com/lakethun<br />

A sample itinerary<br />

DAY 1<br />

ARRIVAL MERLIGEN<br />

SKYLINE VIEW<br />

PIZ GLORIA<br />

www.schilthorn.ch<br />

Train journey to Thun and change<br />

to local bus or boat for transfer to<br />

Hotel Beatus. Both bus stop and<br />

boat landing quay are directly at the<br />

hotel. Explore the extensive park and<br />

lakeside facilities or relax in 2,000m 2<br />

wellness and spa landscape.<br />

DAY 2 – 7<br />

A LIFE OF LEISURE<br />

With its prime location right by the<br />

lake, numerous facilities included and<br />

a daily activity programme to join, you<br />

will be pushed for time to enjoy all the<br />

highlights offered by this exceptional<br />

hotel. The wellness and spa area<br />

comprise saltwater in-and-outdoor<br />

pool by the lake, a sauna world with<br />

seven different saunas and steam<br />

baths, indoor sports pool, fitness,<br />

and relax rooms. More active pursuits<br />

include guided hiking and cycling and<br />

a daily excursion programme (Mon-Fri)<br />

to explore the beautiful lakes and<br />

mountains around. The unique ¾<br />

gourmet board including breakfast<br />

buffet or ‘bathrobe breakfast’ in the<br />

Spa café, light lunch, afternoon cake<br />

and 5-course dinner promise culinary<br />

delights throughout the week.<br />

DAY 8<br />

DEPARTURE OR EXTENSION<br />

It will be difficult to leave this tranquil<br />

oasis with its stunning view and mild<br />

climate. Return transfer by bus or<br />

boat and onwards by rail.<br />

Highlights<br />

•<br />

Stunning location & views at<br />

Hotel Beatus 1<br />

•<br />

Free access to wellness and<br />

spa facilities 3<br />

•<br />

Daily gymnastics sessions<br />

Mon – Fri guided hiking, cycling or<br />

•<br />

excursion trips 2<br />

•<br />

Free hire of water sports equipment<br />

Full board with weekly specialty<br />

•<br />

buffets and terrace dining<br />

Make it your own<br />

SUPERIOR PACKAGE<br />

Enhance your stay by upgrading to<br />

a classic lake view room ‘Schilthorn’<br />

with balcony. Enjoy a fresh and airy<br />

feel with a stunning view across Lake<br />

Thun. From CHF 422.- per person<br />

double occupancy.<br />

EXTEND YOUR STAY<br />

Need longer to unwind? Why not<br />

stay that little bit longer? From<br />

10 nights or more a generous long<br />

stay discount applies.<br />

2<br />

3<br />

Offer includes:<br />

•<br />

7 nights 5-star Beatus Wellness &<br />

Spa Hotel with ¾ gourmet board in<br />

mountain view room ‘Niederhorn’<br />

•<br />

2nd class train ticket from<br />

the airport / border to<br />

Merligen return<br />

Saltwater Pool, Hotel Beatus<br />

•<br />

Half Fare Card<br />

•<br />

Lake Thun Panorama Card for<br />

free local buses and discounts<br />

at local attractions<br />

•<br />

Swiss Coupon Pass<br />

From price is based on stays during 24 Apr – 02 Jul & 23 Aug – 10 Oct<br />

<strong>2020</strong>, sharing a twin-bedded room. Single supplement from CHF 896.-<br />

for 7 nights.<br />

Hiking<br />

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Cities & Culture<br />

Medieval town centres, pristine lakes and rivers, unexpected sights<br />

and always close to nature – Swiss cities in a nutshell.<br />

1<br />

3<br />

6<br />

1<br />

BASEL<br />

2<br />

ZURICH<br />

Unique ‘three-country setting’; a<br />

cultural powerhouse that gives a<br />

warm local welcome; savour a swim in<br />

Europe’s largest river, the Rhine.<br />

See page 47<br />

Where business meets creativity,<br />

tradition meets innovation, nature<br />

meets cutting-edge architecture –<br />

<strong>Switzerland</strong>’s largest city is full<br />

of contrasts.<br />

See page 48<br />

3<br />

4<br />

BERN<br />

GENEVA<br />

7<br />

Political centre with a medieval<br />

backdrop, enjoy a slower pace of life<br />

and shopping in this unique UNESCO<br />

World Heritage Site.<br />

The home of international diplomacy<br />

and world organisations. Discover the<br />

charm of this French-influenced city<br />

on Lake Geneva.<br />

See page 49<br />

See page 51<br />

4<br />

5<br />

6<br />

LUCERNE<br />

INTERLAKEN<br />

Beautiful lakeside town surrounded<br />

by famous mountain peaks offering<br />

numerous cultural highlights; diverse<br />

possibilities beckon.<br />

See pages 52 & 53<br />

Adventure sports hub complete<br />

with panoramic vistas; gateway to<br />

a multitude of lake and mountain<br />

excursions, a city right at the heart of<br />

Swiss tourism.<br />

See pages 54/55<br />

8<br />

7 8<br />

LUGANO<br />

MONTREUX<br />

The dolce vita and flair of Italy meet<br />

Swiss efficiency; the exotic palm trees<br />

lining the lakeside make it the perfect<br />

choice for a relaxing, sunny break.<br />

Terraced vineyards alongside the lake,<br />

mountain panoramas, a medieval<br />

castle; discover jazz, wine and culinary<br />

delights – the perfect combination.<br />

2<br />

5<br />

See pages 56/57<br />

See pages 58/59<br />

GERMANY<br />

BASEL<br />

1<br />

2<br />

ZURICH<br />

ST. GALLEN<br />

APPENZELL<br />

FRANCE<br />

SOLOTHURN<br />

BIEL/BIENNE<br />

BURGDORF<br />

NEUCHÂTEL<br />

BERN<br />

3<br />

LUCERNE<br />

5<br />

ALTDORF<br />

BUCHS<br />

CHUR<br />

DAVOS<br />

AUSTRIA<br />

FRIBOURG<br />

THUN 6<br />

INTERLAKEN<br />

LAUSANNE<br />

ANDERMATT<br />

ST. MORITZ<br />

MONTREUX<br />

8<br />

SIERRE<br />

VISP BRIG LUGANO<br />

4<br />

GENEVA<br />

LOCARNO<br />

MARTIGNY<br />

ZERMATT<br />

7<br />

ITALY<br />

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2 DAYS BASEL<br />

Daily departures<br />

from CHF 154,- per person<br />

SUMMER<br />

IN THE CITY.<br />

48 Hours in Basel<br />

A unique location where the borders of 3 countries come together and form a unique city.<br />

Stroll through the old town centre, take a dip in the Rhine or get inspired in one of the<br />

numerous museums.<br />

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DAY 1 AM<br />

A swim in the Rhine is a wonderfully refreshing experience on hot summer days.<br />

Discover more about Basel<br />

> www.basel.com<br />

Arrival in Basel. This is the city of<br />

culture, tradition-conscious and open<br />

minded at the same time. Immerse<br />

yourself immediately into local life<br />

off the beaten tracks and get to<br />

know “iconic Basel”. On a self-guided<br />

walking tour you will join in Basel’s<br />

love affair with food. Starting at its<br />

oldest bakery you will visit five venues,<br />

each with different food concepts<br />

revealing Basel’s multicultural soul.<br />

DAY 1 PM<br />

Discover more of <strong>Switzerland</strong>’s oldest<br />

university city as you stroll around<br />

Basel’s romantic old town with its<br />

narrow streets, hidden squares, more<br />

than 180 fountains and its wellpreserved<br />

old buildings. From nearby<br />

Schifflände pier, river boats depart for<br />

a 3-Country cruises (50% discount with<br />

BaselCard). Alternatively, cross famous<br />

Mittlere Brücke and discover the<br />

Kleinbasel side of the Rhine.<br />

Offer includes:<br />

•<br />

1 Night stay in Basel, GAIA<br />

Hotel 4* including breakfast and<br />

city tax<br />

•<br />

BaselCard for local transportation<br />

and various discounts<br />

•<br />

1 Self-guided Food Tour<br />

1 Shopping tour with a local<br />

•<br />

3 hours<br />

Evening at Vierwaldstaettersee, Lucerne<br />

•<br />

2 for 1 Public City Tour of the<br />

Old Town<br />

•<br />

2 for 1 Main course at<br />

Restaurant Atelier<br />

•<br />

1 small Souvenir gift<br />

•<br />

1 Swiss Coupon Pass<br />

DAY 2 AM<br />

Want to learn where locals prefer to<br />

shop? Whether you are looking for<br />

delicacies from a local market, want<br />

to discover little independent shops<br />

for artisan jewellery or handicraft or<br />

are looking for the major department<br />

stores, your guide will tailor-make<br />

your shopping spree according to your<br />

wishes. Afterwards, take a break and<br />

relax at Restaurant Atelier with a 2 for 1<br />

voucher for the main course.<br />

DAY 2 PM<br />

Not without reason, Basel is known<br />

as <strong>Switzerland</strong>’s culture capital. Art<br />

can be seen wherever you go. View<br />

the amazing collection of works from<br />

classical to modernism or one of the<br />

sensational exhibitions at Fondation<br />

Beyeler. Visit Kunstmuseum Basel,<br />

which is the oldest publicly accessible<br />

art collection in the world. Museum<br />

Tinguely houses the greatest collection<br />

of the most important Swiss artist of<br />

the 20th century. Departure.<br />

Basel Tourismus CH-4010 Basel #lovebasel<br />

BASEL.COM<br />

From price is based on a weekend stay (Fri,Sat or Sun) Jan – Dec <strong>2020</strong>, sharing<br />

a twin bedded room. On weekdays and during fairs, higher prices apply.<br />

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2 DAYS ZURICH<br />

Daily departures<br />

from CHF 194,- per person<br />

48 Hours in Zurich<br />

As a city by the water Zurich offers a unique mixture of attractions – with museums and art galleries,<br />

excellent shopping, a pretty old town, river and lakeside beaches and an abundance of restaurants as<br />

well as the most flamboyant nightlife in <strong>Switzerland</strong>.<br />

2 DAYS BERN<br />

Daily departures<br />

from CHF 189,- per person<br />

48 Hours in Bern<br />

Bern is the hidden gem of the Swiss cities. Political centre yet very relaxed where life goes<br />

at a slower pace than in the rest of the world. 6km of medieval arcades the locals refer to as<br />

“Lauben” give the city centre a cosy and inviting aspect. Bern will surprise you.<br />

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DAY 1 AM<br />

DAY 1 AM<br />

Arrival in Zurich. Take a stroll along<br />

the famous Bahnhofstrasse – Zurich’s<br />

shopping paradise for a spot of window<br />

shopping. A quick detour will lead<br />

you to the narrower cobbled streets<br />

of Zurich’s Old Town and its smaller,<br />

independent artisan shops. A 2 for 1<br />

platter with specialities from Ticino<br />

at La Bottega Di Mario will be just the<br />

thing for an early, light lunch before<br />

continuing your discovery of Zurich.<br />

DAY 1 PM<br />

DAY 2 AM<br />

Head towards Bürkliplatz down by the<br />

lake for Lake Zurich’s leisure boats<br />

and a short relaxing lake cruise before<br />

walking along the lake towards Museum<br />

Rietberg. Set in its own beautiful park<br />

the three villas overlook the lake and<br />

house an impressive art collection.<br />

Entry is free with the Zurich Card.<br />

Arrival in Bern. You will be able to<br />

get to know the unique beauty of<br />

<strong>Switzerland</strong>’s capital by joining the<br />

included city tour before midday.<br />

During your walk through the Old<br />

Town, which is a UNESCO World<br />

Heritage Site, you will learn numerous<br />

important and humorous facts about<br />

daily life as well as its history.<br />

DAY 1 PM<br />

DAY 2 AM<br />

Head to the impressive<br />

Kirchenfeldbrücke with great views of<br />

the city and the river Aare. On the other<br />

side you will find the Einstein Museum,<br />

where a visit is included. It is a ‘must’<br />

with its powerful presentation of the<br />

life and work of Albert Einstein, who<br />

was living in Bern when his theory of<br />

relativity turned our perceptions of<br />

space and time upside down.<br />

Gain an overview of the city and<br />

its most famous landmarks on the<br />

included city tour taking in highlights,<br />

viewpoints over the city and a photo<br />

stop down by the lake. In the evening<br />

head up high to Felsenegg viewpoint<br />

(incl. with Zurich Card) for an Al fresco<br />

2 for 1 Cheese Fondue. For a nightcap<br />

or nightclub refer to the free entry<br />

suggestions of your Zurich Card.<br />

Offer includes:<br />

•<br />

1 Night stay in Zurich, Sorell<br />

Hotel Rex 3* including breakfast<br />

and city tax<br />

•<br />

24h Zurich Card for local<br />

transportation and various<br />

discounts<br />

•<br />

2 for 1 voucher, speciality food<br />

platter at La Bottega di Mario<br />

Evening at Vierwaldstaettersee, Lucerne<br />

•<br />

2h Zurich City Tour by coach<br />

•<br />

Free Felsenegg Excursion with<br />

Zurich Card<br />

•<br />

2 for 1 Cheese Fondue voucher<br />

Free Lake Zurich cruise with<br />

•<br />

Zurich Card<br />

•<br />

1 Swiss Coupon Pass<br />

DAY 2 PM<br />

For lunch head into the Old Town with<br />

its numerous restaurants, cafés and<br />

bars. Our tip try restaurant Au Gust<br />

for meat and sausage specialities and<br />

receive a culinary surprise with your<br />

Zurich Card. Close by you will find the<br />

old Botanic Garden, the Toy Museum,<br />

Giacometti hall and an array of artisan<br />

shops. Dinner has to be the original<br />

Zurich dish ‘Züri Geschnetzeltes’ – try<br />

Zeughauskeller near the main station<br />

for a traditional setting. Departure.<br />

Stop at one of the small street cafes<br />

or vaulted cellars full of locals for<br />

lunch and feel the relaxed Bernese<br />

way of life. The long arcades – with<br />

6 kilometres these are the longest<br />

covered Shopping promenades in<br />

Europe – invite you to stroll along<br />

the streets which preserved a very<br />

traditional atmosphere. Stop around<br />

Kornhaus area for a drink and dinner<br />

in one of the many traditional or<br />

trendy restaurants.<br />

Offer includes:<br />

•<br />

1 Night stay in Bern, Kreuz Bern<br />

Modern City Hotel 3* including<br />

breakfast and city tax<br />

•<br />

Bern Ticket for whole stay – free<br />

public transport in the city<br />

Evening at Vierwaldstaettersee, Lucerne<br />

•<br />

90min guided City Walk<br />

•<br />

Entrance to Einstein Museum<br />

•<br />

1 Swiss Coupon Pass<br />

DAY 2 PM<br />

A very pleasant stroll along the<br />

Aare takes you to the restaurant Old<br />

Tramdepot, where you can enjoy a<br />

seasonal dish, a locally brewed beer<br />

and fantastic views. Famous Bear Park<br />

is just two steps further. Don’t miss<br />

this opportunity to take pictures of<br />

the heraldic animal which, according<br />

to legend, gave the city its name.<br />

A little detour takes you to one of the<br />

most beautiful parks in Bern with an<br />

unrivalled view over the rooftops,<br />

the minster and the loop of the Aare<br />

River. Departure.<br />

From price is based on a weekend stay (Fri,Sat or Sun) Apr – Oct <strong>2020</strong>,<br />

sharing a twin bedded room.<br />

More hotels, itineraries and excursions on<br />

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From price is based on a weekend stay (Fri, Sat or Sun) Apr – Oct <strong>2020</strong>, sharing<br />

a twin bedded room. On weekdays higher prices apply.<br />

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2 DAYS GENEVA<br />

Daily departures<br />

from CHF 169,- per person<br />

48 Hours in Geneva<br />

Geneva is the city that brings the world together. Cosmopolitan, multi-cultural and with<br />

a worldwide reputation, the city is a centre of diplomacy and international organisations.<br />

Still it has kept the local charm and elegance of French speaking <strong>Switzerland</strong>.<br />

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my mountains<br />

DAY 1 AM<br />

Arrival in Geneva. Take in the<br />

multicultural atmosphere as you<br />

head down to Quai du Mont-Blanc,<br />

where flowers, outdoor art exhibitions<br />

abound on the picturesque northern<br />

lakeshore promenade. The included<br />

transport card allows unlimited travel<br />

on the public transport network – try<br />

out the Mouettes Genevoises, the<br />

yellow taxi boats.<br />

DAY 1 PM<br />

Discover the highlights of Geneva on a<br />

guided city tour. <strong>Travel</strong> by bus through<br />

the international sector with its peacemaking<br />

organizations, marvel at the<br />

famous fountain “Jet d’Eau” before<br />

you board the Mini Tramway for a tour<br />

through the narrow streets of the Old<br />

Town. Your guide will take you on foot<br />

to the heart of the historical centre.<br />

Have dinner at one of the traditional<br />

restaurants here or head back for 2<br />

for 1 Swiss menu at Restaurant Hotel<br />

Edelweiss just a stone’s throw from<br />

the lake.<br />

DAY 2 AM<br />

Admire some of the major attractions<br />

from a different perspective. Exchange<br />

your 2 for 1 Voucher for a 24h Geneva<br />

Pass at the Tourist Office and head<br />

down to the pier for an included<br />

boat trip “Cruise of the Mermaid”.<br />

Alternatively visit Geneva Beach, a large<br />

lakeside area for sport enthusiasts, or<br />

check out the kayaks, pedal-boats or<br />

stand-up paddles (30-60 min. incl. with<br />

Geneva Pass).<br />

DAY 2 PM<br />

Dive in the fascinating world of CERN<br />

– the European Organization for<br />

Nuclear Research is home to the largest<br />

particle physics laboratory in the world.<br />

Discover the mysteries of the Universe<br />

on a free guided tour. Alternatively<br />

visit the Patek Philippe Museum<br />

for an insight into watch-making and<br />

an extraordinary collection of the<br />

brand. Departure.<br />

Offer includes:<br />

•<br />

1 Night stay in Geneva, Drake<br />

Longchamp Swiss Quality Hotel<br />

XY 3* including breakfast and<br />

city tax<br />

•<br />

Geneva Transport Card for<br />

local transportation<br />

Evening at Vierwaldstaettersee, Lucerne<br />

•<br />

2h Geneva City Tour by coach<br />

•<br />

2 for 1 voucher for<br />

Edelweiss Menu<br />

•<br />

1 Swiss Coupon Pass<br />

Immerse yourself. be-welcome.ch<br />

From price is based on a weekend stay (Fri, Sat & Sun) 20 Jun – 31 Dec <strong>2020</strong>,<br />

sharing a twin bedded room. On weekdays higher prices apply.<br />

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5 DAYS LUCERNE – RIGI –<br />

STANSERHORN<br />

Daily departures from 01 May to 31 Oct<br />

BASEL<br />

ZURICH<br />

from CHF 817,- per person<br />

Lucerne<br />

BERN<br />

LUCERNE<br />

1<br />

3<br />

2<br />

4<br />

ENGELBERG<br />

Discover Lucerne’s landmarks and the picturesque old-town<br />

as well as the stunning surroundings. In a perfect setting by<br />

the shores of Lake Lucerne, flanked by Mount Rigi and Mount<br />

MONTREUX<br />

Pilatus, this beautiful city is the ideal starting point for the<br />

many highlights of Central <strong>Switzerland</strong>.<br />

GSTAAD<br />

INTERLAKEN<br />

BRIG<br />

ANDERMATT<br />

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ZERMATT<br />

1<br />

Lucerne<br />

A sample itinerary<br />

Highlights<br />

2<br />

Paddlesteamer with Mount Pilatus<br />

DAY 1<br />

ARRIVAL LUCERNE<br />

<strong>Travel</strong> by train to Lucerne, situated in<br />

a beautiful lakeside setting with an<br />

impressive mountain backdrop. Check<br />

into the 3* Hotel des Alpes located<br />

in the heart of pedestrian downtown,<br />

where you are based for 4 nights.<br />

Time at leisure to stroll around the<br />

charming old town.<br />

DAY 2<br />

MOUNT RIGI<br />

Today you explore the Queen of<br />

the Mountains – Mount Rigi – with<br />

spectacular views and over 75 miles<br />

of hiking trails. Reach the summit by<br />

boot and cog railway and see snowcapped<br />

Alps, 13 lakes, birds-eye views<br />

of cites like Lucerne and Zug as well<br />

as on clear days as far as Germany<br />

and France.<br />

DAY 3<br />

LUCERNE<br />

Tradition and modernity stand sideby-side<br />

with ease in Lucerne. On a<br />

guided walking tour you visit famous<br />

sights such as the Chapel Bridge, the<br />

Jesuit Church and the modern Culture<br />

and Convention <strong>Centre</strong> Lucerne (KKL).<br />

Learn about the history but also get<br />

an insight of the everyday life.<br />

DAY 4<br />

STANSERHORN<br />

In the morning board your boat to<br />

Hergiswil, where you connect to a<br />

train to Stans and the valley station<br />

of the Stanserhorn Bahn. Ride a<br />

vintage railway followed by the worlds<br />

first open top cable car “CabriO”.<br />

The open upper deck and large glass<br />

front offer truly breathtaking and<br />

spectacular views.<br />

DAY 5<br />

DEPARTURE<br />

Rail transfer to airport and return<br />

journey home.<br />

•<br />

Lucerne – beautiful lakeside setting<br />

with stunning panorama 1<br />

•<br />

Lake Lucerne – great scenic variety<br />

2<br />

•<br />

Mount Rigi – the Queen of the<br />

Mountains 3<br />

•<br />

Stanserhorn – amazing views from<br />

CabriO cable car 4 <br />

4<br />

Stanserhorn<br />

1<br />

Lucerne<br />

Offer includes:<br />

•<br />

4 nights stay with breakfast<br />

and city tax in Hotel des<br />

Alpes 3*<br />

•<br />

All rail transfers as described<br />

in 2nd<br />

•<br />

Visitor Card Lucerne for free<br />

use of buses and train of city<br />

network<br />

•<br />

Rigi excursion with lake cruise<br />

Stanserhorn excursion<br />

•<br />

•<br />

•<br />

Guided walking tour<br />

1 Swiss Coupon Pass<br />

From price is based from<br />

01 May – 31 Oct, sharing a<br />

double-bedded room.<br />

3<br />

Make it your own<br />

SUPERIOR PACKAGE<br />

Enhance your stay and upgrade to a<br />

Superior Room with River View and<br />

add an upgrade to 1st class train<br />

journey for CHF 147.- per person.<br />

SWISS DINNER &<br />

FOLKLORE SHOW<br />

from CHF 96,- per person<br />

View from Mount Rigi<br />

Spend a unique evening in the<br />

midst of Swiss folklore with alphorns,<br />

cowbells and yodelling while you<br />

enjoy great traditional food in<br />

Lucerne’s Stadtkeller.<br />

RIGI CHEESE FARM<br />

from CHF 37,- per person<br />

Alp Chäserenholz, a traditional<br />

dairy, is just a 20 minutes’ walk down<br />

from the summit of Mount Rigi.<br />

Venture into the cheese cellar before<br />

you taste your typical Swiss Cheese<br />

Fondue or Raclette.<br />

All of our itineraries are tailor<br />

made just for you.<br />

Our team will customise your<br />

holiday for a truly individual<br />

experience.<br />

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5 DAYS INTERLAKEN – SCHILTHORN –<br />

JUNGFRAUJOCH<br />

Daily departures 01 Apr – 31 Oct<br />

from CHF 694,- per person<br />

Interlaken<br />

Take in the beauty of the area during your unforgettable stay<br />

in the renowned Bernese Oberland. The mix of cosmopolitan<br />

flair, idyllic villages, impressive mountains with spectacular<br />

views and deep blue lakes will impress you and the choice<br />

of excursions and activities is endless.<br />

1<br />

Jungfrau Region<br />

switzerlandtravelcentre.com/interlaken<br />

2<br />

Harder Kulm Above Interlaken<br />

A sample itinerary<br />

DAY 1<br />

ARRIVAL INTERLAKEN<br />

From the airport you connect easily by<br />

train to Interlaken, the famous holiday<br />

destination nestled perfectly between<br />

Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. Check-in<br />

your 3* Hotel Beausite for 4 nights,<br />

then stroll along the Höhematte and<br />

through the alleyways of Interlaken.<br />

DAY 2<br />

SCHILTHORN<br />

Discover the James Bond Mountain<br />

– the exhilarating and impressive<br />

Schilthorn. Stunning views over the<br />

Swiss Skyline with more than 200 peaks<br />

await. Try the 007 Walk of Fame and<br />

explore Bond World 007 at Piz Gloria.<br />

At Birg station feel an adrenaline rush<br />

while you dare the Thrill Walk and<br />

Skyline Walk before you relax with your<br />

included 2 for 1 meal at the restaurant.<br />

DAY 3<br />

INTERLAKEN<br />

There is a range of additional<br />

excursions available. Whether you<br />

choose an adventure activity like a Jet<br />

Boat ride, a relaxing day on the lake or<br />

an excursion to the Open Air Museum<br />

Ballenberg near Brienz where you can<br />

discover Swiss heritage and culture –<br />

there is something to suit all tastes.<br />

For a real insider’s perspective on<br />

Interlaken, join the included walking<br />

tour through Interlaken (Mon, Wed<br />

or Sat).<br />

DAY 4<br />

JUNGFRAUJOCH<br />

A highlight of every visit to Jungfrau<br />

Region is of course a visit to the<br />

Jungfraujoch, known as the “Top of<br />

Europe”, boasting Europe’s highest<br />

altitude railway station. Visit the<br />

Sphinx Observation Terrace and<br />

admire the breathtaking Alpine<br />

panorama of ice, snow and rock. Stroll<br />

through the tunnels of the Ice Palace,<br />

set in the heart of the glacier.<br />

DAY 5<br />

DEPARTURE<br />

Departure by rail transfer to airport/<br />

border or continuation of your tour.<br />

Highlights<br />

•<br />

Bernese Oberland – picturesque,<br />

picture-perfect landscapes 1<br />

•<br />

Interlaken – a magical blend of<br />

lakes and mountains 2<br />

•<br />

Schilthorn – perfect view of the<br />

Swiss Skyline with Eiger, Mönch<br />

and Jungfrau 3<br />

•<br />

Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe<br />

4<br />

Lake Thun & Brienz – enjoy action<br />

•<br />

or relaxation on the deep blue<br />

lakes 5<br />

MONTREUX<br />

GSTAAD<br />

Offer includes:<br />

BASEL<br />

BERN<br />

INTERLAKEN<br />

ENGELBERG<br />

WENGEN GRINDELWALD<br />

ZERMATT<br />

•<br />

4 nights stay with breakfast and<br />

city tax in Hotel Beausite 3*<br />

•<br />

•<br />

All rail transfers as described in<br />

2nd class<br />

•<br />

Schilthorn excursion<br />

1<br />

BRIG<br />

LUCERNE<br />

Call our team to discuss your own bespoke package.<br />

5<br />

3<br />

2<br />

4<br />

ZURICH<br />

Jungfraujoch excursion<br />

•<br />

Guided Interlaken Walking Tour<br />

•<br />

Interlaken Guest Card<br />

•<br />

1 Swiss Coupon Pass<br />

Price is based from 13 Sep – 17 Oct <strong>2020</strong>, sharing a double-bedded room in a<br />

3* hotel. From 01 Apr – 12 Sep and 18 Oct – 31 Oct higher prices apply.<br />

2<br />

4<br />

Make it your own<br />

SUPERIOR PACKAGE<br />

Enhance your stay and upgrade to the<br />

4* Hotel Krebs in Interlaken and add<br />

an upgrade to 1st class train journey<br />

from CHF 450,- per person.<br />

For a luxurious stay we recommend the<br />

5* Lindner Grand Hotel Beau Rivage.<br />

Our team will customize your holiday<br />

for a truly individual experience.<br />

Interlaken<br />

OPENAIR MUSEUM<br />

BALLENBERG EXCURSION<br />

from CHF 48,- per person<br />

Jungfraujoch<br />

<strong>Travel</strong> along Lake Brienz to the living<br />

history museum of Ballenberg. Visit<br />

traditional farmhouses and follow<br />

demonstrations by craftmen and<br />

farmers working with traditional tools.<br />

3<br />

5<br />

JET BOAT RIDE<br />

from CHF 114,- per person<br />

Feel the right amount of adrenaline<br />

on your Jet Boat Ride on Lake Brienz,<br />

while you see majestic Giessbach<br />

Waterfalls and impressive scenery.<br />

LAKE CRUISE<br />

from CHF 39,- per person<br />

Schilthorn<br />

Jet Boat<br />

1 day lake cruise ticket, unlimited<br />

valid on either Lake Thun or Lake<br />

Brienz. Both lakes have their very own<br />

charm – relax on the sundecks and<br />

alight at as many stages as you wish<br />

to explore romantic lakeside retreats.<br />

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3 DAYS LUGANO – CULINARY TOUR –<br />

MONTE GENEROSO – LAKE CRUISE<br />

Daily departures<br />

BASEL<br />

ZURICH<br />

from CHF 746,- per person<br />

Lugano<br />

BERN<br />

LUCERNE<br />

ENGELBERG<br />

Lugano is full of Mediterranean flair and southern joie de<br />

vivre. Lying in a spectacular bay of Lake Lugano, it has all<br />

MONTREUX<br />

the advantages of a world-class city combined with the<br />

cachet of a small town. Soak up Lugano’s atmosphere,<br />

savour local specialities and admire the splendid panorama<br />

GENEVA<br />

over Lake Lugano.<br />

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INTERLAKEN<br />

ZERMATT<br />

BELLINZONA<br />

LOCARNO<br />

ASCONA<br />

4<br />

1<br />

3<br />

2<br />

LUGANO<br />

ST. MORITZ<br />

ITALY<br />

1<br />

Lugano<br />

A sample itinerary<br />

Highlights<br />

DAY 1<br />

ARRIVAL LUGANO –<br />

GUIDED FOOD AND WINE TOUR<br />

Transfer by rail to Lugano, where you<br />

will be based for 2 nights in the 3*<br />

Continental Parkhotel. Situated amidst<br />

large gardens with vineyards, it is only a<br />

10 minutes’ walk away from the centre<br />

and the lakeside. In the afternoon<br />

you will enjoy a private guided tour<br />

of the historic centre, where you taste<br />

a variety of specialities from Ticino,<br />

including the delicious white Merlot<br />

Wine. Learn of the many curiosities<br />

of the characterful inns, bars and<br />

restaurants along your way and relish<br />

your dinner including local wine, liquor<br />

and water.<br />

DAY 2<br />

MONTE GENEROSO<br />

Situated at the southern end of<br />

Lake Lugano, Monte Generoso is<br />

without doubt one of the best<br />

mountains for views in the canton<br />

of Ticino. <strong>Travel</strong> by train to Capolago –<br />

Riva S. Vitale, from where you take<br />

the Monte Generoso cog railway<br />

which is about 9 km long and runs<br />

along a magical stretch of mountain<br />

scenery. On top, the restaurant<br />

“Fiore di Pietra” (stone flower),<br />

created by the famous architect<br />

Mario Botta, awaits you with its<br />

picture windows that frame the<br />

breathtaking panorama.<br />

DAY 3<br />

LAKE CRUISE AND DEPARTURE<br />

Gandria, the cosy little border town<br />

lies at the foot of Monte Brè, on the<br />

shores of Lake Lugano. Enjoy a short<br />

but relaxing boat ride, stroll through<br />

the village with its very nostalgic<br />

atmosphere before you head back<br />

to Lugano. Rail transfer to airport or<br />

continue your Swiss stay.<br />

•<br />

Lugano – Ticino’s Boutique town<br />

1<br />

•<br />

Monte Generoso – a nostalgic<br />

journey and breath-taking views 2<br />

•<br />

Lake Lugano – a place to relax<br />

3<br />

•<br />

Delicacies from Ticino<br />

4<br />

2<br />

Monte Generoso<br />

3<br />

Relaxing at Lake Lugano<br />

4<br />

Delicacies from Ticino<br />

Offer includes:<br />

•<br />

2 nights stay with breakfast<br />

and city tax in Continental<br />

Parkhotel 3*<br />

•<br />

All rail transfers as described in<br />

2nd class<br />

•<br />

Ticino Ticket for free public<br />

transport in Ticino<br />

•<br />

Private guided Food & Wine Tour<br />

incl. full meal<br />

•<br />

Monte Generoso excursion<br />

•<br />

Lake Cruise to Gandria<br />

•<br />

Swiss Coupon Pass<br />

From price is based from 12 Apr – 09 May and 18 Oct – 30 Oct, sharing a<br />

double-bedded room. From 04 Apr – 11 Apr and 10 May – 17 Oct higher<br />

prices apply.<br />

Make it your own<br />

SUPERIOR PACKAGE<br />

Enhance your stay and upgrade to a 4*<br />

hotel and add an upgrade to 1st class<br />

train journey from CHF 134,- per person.<br />

EXTEND YOUR STAY<br />

Experience more by adding additional<br />

nights. From April to October, consider<br />

combining your stay with the Bernina<br />

Express Bus from Lugano to Tirano<br />

in Italy, where you connect with the<br />

Scenic Bernina Express to St. Moritz.<br />

For more details, please refer to<br />

page 20 – 21.<br />

1<br />

View of Lake Lugano<br />

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4 DAYS MONTREUX –<br />

CHILLON CASTLE – WINE EXPERIENCE<br />

Daily departures from mid Apr – mid Oct<br />

from CHF 633,- per person<br />

Montreux<br />

From the lake to the mountains and vineyards – Montreux<br />

is world-famous due to its position right in the heart of the<br />

Swiss Riviera on the shores of Lake Geneva. It attracted and<br />

inspired many artists in search of beauty and tranquillity.<br />

The atmosphere and the Mediterranean climate are perfect<br />

for relaxing, but historic castles, vibrant towns, cultural<br />

events, terraced vineyards and lovely countryside await to<br />

be explored. It goes without saying that the region is also a<br />

paradise for wine lovers and gourmets.<br />

1<br />

Montreux<br />

switzerlandtravelcentre.com/montreux<br />

1<br />

Riviera of Montreux<br />

2<br />

Chillon Castle<br />

A sample itinerary<br />

BASEL<br />

ZURICH<br />

DAY 1<br />

ARRIVAL MONTREUX<br />

DAY 3<br />

DAY OF WINE<br />

Transfer by rail to Montreux and checkin<br />

at the elegant 4* Golf Hotel René<br />

Capt. Situated on the lakeside, it offers<br />

great views of Lake Geneva and the<br />

Alps. Take a walk along the lake shore<br />

– the promenade is lined with flowers,<br />

Mediterranean trees and Belle Époque<br />

buildings. See the Freddie Mercury<br />

statue on Market Square and visit<br />

The Queen Exhibition at the Montreux<br />

Casino, where the group regularly<br />

recorded between 1978 – 1995.<br />

DAY 2<br />

TO CHILLON CASTLE BY BOAT<br />

Enjoy a short lake cruise to the<br />

famous Chillon Castle. Located on a<br />

rock on the banks of Lake Geneva, it<br />

is one of the best-preserved medieval<br />

castles in Europe and the most visited<br />

historic building in <strong>Switzerland</strong>. Each<br />

courtyard, hall or room unveils a part<br />

of the castle’s history and a visit is<br />

like going back in time. Guided tours<br />

and audio guides can be booked<br />

at extra cost. <strong>Travel</strong> back by boat to<br />

Montreux and explore the Old Town.<br />

Adjacent to the steep slopes at the<br />

edge of the forest, but just 10 minutes<br />

for the lakeside, amazing views,<br />

narrow streets, many fountains, small<br />

bistros and typical restaurants are<br />

there to be discovered.<br />

The charming wine-growing village<br />

of Chexbres is only a short train<br />

ride from Montreux. A pleasant walk<br />

from the station will lead you to the<br />

family-owned estate Domaine Bovy,<br />

which offers a breathtaking view of<br />

the terraced vineyards of the UNESCO<br />

region Lavaux. Wine lovers will love<br />

the cellars with large oak barrels,<br />

where the wine tasting will start. Move<br />

then to the wonderful veranda with<br />

spectacular views to try more of the<br />

local wine while you savour a cold<br />

platter of regional specialities.<br />

DAY 4<br />

DEPARTURE<br />

Morning at leisure. Rail transfer<br />

to airport or border and return<br />

journey home.<br />

Highlights<br />

•<br />

Montreux – postcard landscape at<br />

The Riviera 1<br />

•<br />

The medieval gem Chillon Castle<br />

2<br />

• Regional Gastronomy 3<br />

•<br />

Spectacular Lavaux vineyards –<br />

UNESCO World Heritage Site 4<br />

LAUSANNE<br />

GENEVA<br />

MONTREUX<br />

3 4<br />

Offer includes:<br />

•<br />

3 nights stay with breakfast and<br />

city tax in 4* Golf Hotel René Capt<br />

•<br />

All Rail transfers as described in<br />

2nd class<br />

•<br />

Riviera Card for free use of<br />

local buses and trains and<br />

various discounts<br />

2<br />

1<br />

GSTAAD<br />

BERN<br />

INTERLAKEN<br />

ZERMATT<br />

LUCERNE<br />

•<br />

Visit to Chillon Castle with<br />

boat trip<br />

•<br />

Wine Tasting<br />

•<br />

1 Swiss Coupon Pass<br />

ENGELBERG<br />

ASCONA<br />

From price is based from mid Apr – 31 May and 01 Oct – mid October,<br />

sharing a double-bedded room. From 01 Jun – 30 Sep higher prices apply.<br />

BELLINZONA<br />

LUGANO<br />

ST. MORITZ<br />

3<br />

ITALY<br />

Make it your own<br />

DELUXE PACKAGE<br />

Enhance your stay and upgrade to<br />

the 5* Royal Plaza Hotel and add an<br />

upgrade to 1st class train journey from<br />

CHF 211,- per person.<br />

Wine Tasting Lake Geneva<br />

ROCHERS-DE-NAYE EXCURSION<br />

from CHF 35,- per person<br />

<strong>Travel</strong> on the unique cog railway<br />

through meadows and fields via Glian<br />

and Caux to the rocky viewpoint<br />

of Rochers-de-Naye. Outstanding<br />

panorama, Marmot’s Paradise and two<br />

alpine restaurants await.<br />

4<br />

CHAPLIN’S WORLD EXCURSION<br />

from CHF 29,- per person<br />

Visit the former country estate of the<br />

Chaplin family close to Vevey and learn<br />

about the fascinating artistic works<br />

and private life of Charlie Chaplin.<br />

CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP<br />

LÄDERACH<br />

from CHF 29,- per person<br />

Lavaux<br />

Indulge in Confiseur Läderachs’s<br />

chocolate heaven; take a look behind<br />

the scenes, get insights in production<br />

and history of chocolate making – and<br />

taste finest chocolate!<br />

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Active & Nature<br />

Colossal glaciers, raging falls, emerald blue lakes, snow-capped<br />

4000m peaks. Explore <strong>Switzerland</strong>’s stunning natural beauty.<br />

1<br />

4 6<br />

1<br />

MOUNTAIN PEAKS GRAUBÜNDEN<br />

2<br />

SUMMER SKIING ZERMATT<br />

Have you heard of Corvatsch or<br />

Diavolezza? If not, visit <strong>Switzerland</strong>’s<br />

number one holiday region where<br />

the Swiss go on holiday.<br />

See page 78<br />

Be active in the mountains:<br />

Ski in the glittering snow on the<br />

glacier in the mornings before<br />

heading for an afternoon hike in<br />

the surrounding mountains.<br />

See page 70<br />

3<br />

4<br />

2<br />

THE SWITZERLAND OF<br />

JAMES BOND<br />

Schilthorn mountain would probably<br />

be not accessible today without him.<br />

Neither would thousands go to see<br />

daring bungy jumpers at the<br />

Verzasca Dam.<br />

See page 72<br />

CYCLING TICINO<br />

The views in Ticino are spectacular<br />

and far easier to enjoy on an e-bike.<br />

Cycle to the picturesque small town of<br />

Ascona for an ice cream overlooking<br />

Lago Maggiore.<br />

See page 68<br />

5<br />

6<br />

5<br />

JUNGFRAU REGION<br />

Quintessential <strong>Switzerland</strong> with flower<br />

strewn meadows, cow bells tingling<br />

and snow-capped mountain peaks<br />

as back-drop. Hiking trails for all<br />

abilities abound.<br />

SWITZERLAND, GET NATURAL<br />

Swiss Nature Parks – peaceful and<br />

quiet, great for rest and relaxation<br />

surrounded by beautiful alpine<br />

scenery; they also play a key role in<br />

preserving the flora and fauna.<br />

7<br />

See page 64<br />

See page 76<br />

7<br />

3<br />

© Michael Portmann<br />

HIKING<br />

Come within a hair’s breadth of an<br />

Ibex along a mountain path, make<br />

rest by an alpine hut and try the local<br />

farmer’s cheese, and dip in an ice-cold<br />

mountain lake.<br />

See pages 62 & 64<br />

GERMANY<br />

BASEL<br />

ZURICH<br />

ST. GALLEN<br />

APPENZELL<br />

FRANCE<br />

SOLOTHURN<br />

BIEL/BIENNE<br />

BURGDORF<br />

NEUCHÂTEL<br />

BERN<br />

FRIBOURG<br />

THUN<br />

INTERLAKEN<br />

LUCERNE<br />

ALTDORF<br />

BUCHS<br />

AUSTRIA<br />

KLOSTERS<br />

CHUR 7<br />

DAVOS<br />

FLIMS/LAAX<br />

6<br />

MORGES<br />

LAUSANNE<br />

MONTREUX<br />

WENGEN<br />

3<br />

5<br />

ANDERMATT<br />

ST. MORITZ<br />

1<br />

SIERRE<br />

VISP<br />

BRIG<br />

GENEVA<br />

LOCARNO<br />

MARTIGNY<br />

ZERMATT<br />

2<br />

ASCONA<br />

4<br />

LUGANO<br />

ITALY<br />

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5 DAYS KLOSTERS – AROSA –<br />

LENZERHEIDE<br />

Daily departures 28 Jun – 08 Oct<br />

from CHF 1086,- per person<br />

Graubünden<br />

Hiking Tour<br />

Discover the beauty and hidden treasures of Eastern<br />

<strong>Switzerland</strong>. Explore the mountain trails and valleys of the<br />

fascinating canton of Graubünden. Whether it is the rushing<br />

force of a mountain brook, the delicate alpine flora, the<br />

glistening mountain peaks or lush green pastures BASEL you are<br />

looking for, you will find it all on this exciting trip.<br />

ZURICH<br />

2<br />

Sunstar Hotel Klosters<br />

switzerlandtravelcentre.com/graubundenhikingtour<br />

1<br />

Hiking Davos Klosters<br />

BUCHS<br />

A sample itinerary<br />

BERN<br />

ENGELBERG<br />

CHUR<br />

KLOSTERS<br />

4<br />

2 1<br />

5<br />

DAVOS<br />

DAY 1<br />

ARRIVAL SWITZERLAND<br />

Rail transfer from Zurich to Klosters.<br />

Explore the mountain resort of Klosters<br />

and its surrounding valleys and<br />

mountains which offer walking and<br />

hiking opportunities for all levels. The<br />

included Davos/ Klosters premium<br />

guest card will allow you to travel free<br />

in the local area excluding mountain<br />

railways. Alternatively relax in the pool<br />

GENEVA<br />

of your 4-star hotel.<br />

DAY 2<br />

KLOSTERS – AROSA<br />

Hike from Klosters over the Strela Pass<br />

through the wild and romantic Sapün<br />

Valley to Arosa. The views and natural<br />

beauty are unique. Hiking time: 6h, or<br />

4h30 using cable car and train.<br />

DAY 3<br />

AROSA<br />

Explore this charming village with its<br />

little shops and cafés. Alternatively<br />

take advantage of the Arosa guest card<br />

to use local cable cars and gondolas<br />

free of charge, giving easy access to a<br />

multitude of walks and hikes.<br />

DAY 4<br />

AROSA – LENZERHEIDE<br />

There are several options today to<br />

shorten your walk depending on<br />

your ability. Walk or take the gondola<br />

to Hörnli at 2,513m. Descend and<br />

cross the Valley Urdentürli. Ascend<br />

to Urdenfürggli and continue up to<br />

Rothorn Gipfel to take the cable car<br />

down to Scharmoin. From Scharmoin<br />

take the downhill path through forests<br />

to Lenzerheide. Hiking time: 6h, or 4h<br />

using cable cars.<br />

DAY 5<br />

DEPARTURE<br />

Rail transfer to airport and return<br />

journey home.<br />

Highlights<br />

•<br />

Davos/Klosters Hiking<br />

1<br />

•<br />

Chalet-style Sunstar Hotel,<br />

Klosters 2<br />

•<br />

Aelplisee on the Arosa Alp<br />

3<br />

Strela Pass<br />

4<br />

•<br />

•<br />

Schatzalp – The Magic Mountain<br />

5<br />

• Lenzerheide 6<br />

ANDERMATT<br />

LOCARNO<br />

ASCONA<br />

Offer includes:<br />

LUGANO<br />

•<br />

1 night stay with breakfast, city<br />

tax and dinner in Sunstar Hotel<br />

Klosters 4*<br />

•<br />

2 night stay with breakfast, city<br />

tax and two dinners in Sunstar<br />

Hotel Arosa 4*<br />

•<br />

1 night stay with breakfast, city<br />

tax and dinner in Sunstar Hotel<br />

Lenzerheide 4*<br />

•<br />

All rail transfers as described in<br />

2nd class<br />

•<br />

Welcome drink and short<br />

briefing at first hotel<br />

6<br />

3<br />

AELPLISEE<br />

ITALY<br />

AROSA<br />

ST. MORITZ<br />

•<br />

Free drinks from minibar<br />

•<br />

Use of Sunstar Hotels’ pool,<br />

TIRANO<br />

steam room and sauna<br />

•<br />

Local transport cards in Klosters,<br />

Arosa and Lenzerheide<br />

•<br />

Hikes and Walks per itinerary<br />

Hiking Maps<br />

•<br />

•<br />

Luggage transfer from hotel<br />

to hotel<br />

•<br />

Swiss Coupon Pass<br />

From price is based from 28 Jun – 9 Jul and 2 Aug – 8 Oct <strong>2020</strong>, sharing a<br />

double-bedded room. From 12 Jul – 30 Sep higher prices apply.<br />

4<br />

5<br />

Make it your own<br />

SUPERIOR PACKAGE<br />

Enhance your stay and upgrade to<br />

a room with balcony and add an<br />

upgrade to 1st class train journey for<br />

CHF 113,- per person.<br />

EXTEND YOUR STAY<br />

Strela Pass<br />

Schatzalp<br />

Discover more by increasing the<br />

number of nights along the route in<br />

Klosters and Arosa. This tour is also<br />

available as an 8 Day hiking tour<br />

with 2 nights Klosters, 3 nights Arosa,<br />

2 nights Lenzerheide. From CHF 1642.-<br />

per person.<br />

3<br />

6<br />

SCHATZALP EXCURSION<br />

from CHF 18,- per person<br />

Experience the magic mountain.<br />

Situated 300 meters above Davos this<br />

delightful mountain is reached by<br />

funicular railway. A stop at the Belle<br />

Epoque restaurant is recommended.<br />

Arosa Aelplisee above Arosa<br />

Lenzerheide Picnic<br />

For more hiking or<br />

walking tours please see<br />

switzerlandtravelcentre.com/<br />

hiking<br />

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6 DAYS GSTAAD – SCHÖNRIED – SPIEZ –<br />

MERLIGEN – GRINDELWALD – WENGEN<br />

Daily departures 17 May – 29 Sep<br />

from CHF 2278,- per person<br />

BASEL<br />

ZURICH<br />

Best of Bernese Oberland<br />

BERN<br />

LUCERNE<br />

RIGI<br />

ENGELBERG<br />

This six-day deluxe holiday offers a gentle introduction to<br />

hiking and cycling with luxurious accommodation and the<br />

ever-popular landscape this region is so famous for all around.<br />

End your day with fine food offered in form of 4-5 course<br />

gourmet dinners.<br />

MONTREUX<br />

1<br />

GSTAAD<br />

3<br />

4<br />

5<br />

INTERLAKEN<br />

2<br />

WENGEN<br />

BRIG<br />

TITLIS<br />

GRINDELWALD<br />

switzerlandtravelcentre.com/bestofberneseoberland<br />

LOCARNO<br />

ASCONA<br />

ZERMATT<br />

2 3<br />

Merligen<br />

Simmental<br />

A sample itinerary<br />

Highlights<br />

DAY 1<br />

ARRIVAL SWITZERLAND<br />

Transfer by rail to Gstaad to the<br />

5-star chalet-style hotel Wellness<br />

& Spa Hotel Ermitage in Gstaad –<br />

Schönried. Tour briefing and<br />

welcome aperitif, followed by a<br />

5-course dinner in the evening.<br />

DAY 2<br />

CYCLE TO SPIEZ (45KM)<br />

By e-bike cycle mainly downhill<br />

through the wild and romantic<br />

Simmental valley to Spiez, on the<br />

shores of Lake Thun. Enjoy the<br />

unique garden surrounding the<br />

4-star superior Hotel Eden or use its<br />

wonderful Spa. In the evening relax<br />

over a 4-course dinner and enjoy the<br />

views over Lake Thun.<br />

mountain. With the bike the 700m<br />

altitude difference is easily overcome<br />

and the cycling time will be around<br />

3h30. In the evening enjoy a 5-course<br />

gourmet dinner with choice at your<br />

4-star superior Hotel Kirchbühl, well<br />

known for its excellent cuisine.<br />

DAY 5<br />

HIKE GRINDELWALD TO WENGEN<br />

Enjoy this impressive and popular<br />

hike via the Eiger Ultra Trail to<br />

Wengen. A breath-taking panorama<br />

will accompany you along the way. In<br />

the car-free resort of Wengen relax in<br />

the Beausite Park Hotel’s sun terrace,<br />

garden or Spa area. A 5-course buffet<br />

dinner ends the day.<br />

DAY 6<br />

DEPARTURE<br />

•<br />

Beautiful hotels for an all around<br />

perfect holiday<br />

•<br />

Merligen – Brine Bath at<br />

Hotel Beatus 2<br />

•<br />

The Simmental<br />

3<br />

Lake Thun<br />

4<br />

•<br />

•<br />

Plenty of time for relaxing breaks<br />

4<br />

Cycling nearby Lake Thun<br />

5<br />

Lake Thun, Blümlisalp Steamer<br />

DAY 3<br />

SPIEZ TO MERLIGEN BY BOAT<br />

Explore the picturesque town of Spiez<br />

or take a stroll through the vineyards<br />

to Spiez castle. In the afternoon the<br />

private boat owned by your next hotel<br />

– the Wellness & Spa Hotel Beatus<br />

Merligen – awaits you for a trip across<br />

Lake Thun with aperitif and appetizers<br />

on board. Enjoy the facilities of this<br />

beautiful hotel directly located on the<br />

shores of Lake Thun. Enjoy a 5-course<br />

gourmet dinner with choice and<br />

magnificent lake views.<br />

DAY 4<br />

CYCLE TO GRINDELWALD (31KM)<br />

After breakfast on the lakeside terrace<br />

continue by e-bike to Grindelwald<br />

at the foot of the famous Eiger<br />

Transfer by rail to the airport and<br />

return journey home.<br />

1<br />

Ermitage Schönried, Gstaad<br />

Offer includes:<br />

•<br />

1 night stay with breakfast and<br />

city tax and dinner at Ermitage<br />

Wellness & Spa Hotel 5*<br />

in Schönried<br />

•<br />

1 night stay with breakfast and<br />

city tax and dinner at Hotel Eden<br />

4*+ in Spiez<br />

•<br />

1 night stay with breakfast and<br />

city tax and dinner at Wellness &<br />

Spa Hotel Beatus 5* in Merligen<br />

•<br />

1 night stay with breakfast and<br />

city tax and dinner at Hotel<br />

Kirchbühl 4* in Grindelwald<br />

•<br />

1 night stay with breakfast and<br />

city tax and dinner at Beausite<br />

Park Hotel 4*+ in Wengen<br />

•<br />

Tour Briefing<br />

•<br />

2nd class rail transfer at the<br />

start and end of the tour<br />

•<br />

Luggage transfer from hotel<br />

to hotel<br />

•<br />

E-bike rental as per itinerary<br />

•<br />

1 Swiss Coupon Pass<br />

From price is based from 17 May – 29 Sep <strong>2020</strong>, sharing a double-bedded room.<br />

Make it your own<br />

SUPERIOR PACKAGE<br />

Enhance your stay by upgrading to a<br />

superior room and add 1st class rail<br />

for CHF 296.- per person.<br />

EXTEND YOUR STAY<br />

Experience more by adding additional<br />

nights. Add a luxurious two-day city<br />

break in Zürich at the end of your<br />

tour. We recommend the 5* Storchen.<br />

Zürich has plenty to do and offers a<br />

unique mixture of attractions from<br />

museum and art galleries to the<br />

excellent shopping.<br />

JUNGFRAUJOCH EXCURSION<br />

from CHF 95,- per person<br />

A highlight to include with any holiday<br />

to <strong>Switzerland</strong>. Reach the ‘Top of Europe’<br />

and the high-Alpine world made<br />

of ice, snow and rocks.<br />

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9 DAYS MONTREUX – GRUYÈRES –<br />

GSTAAD – LAKE THUN –<br />

LAKE SARNEN – LUCERNE<br />

Daily departures 2 May – 18 Oct<br />

from CHF 1779,- per person<br />

Cycling Along the<br />

GoldenPass Line<br />

Discover the beauty and wonderful contrasts of <strong>Switzerland</strong><br />

on a relaxed cycling holiday that follows the famous Golden<br />

Pass railway line. <strong>Travel</strong> through blissful Alpine pastures<br />

and pretty villages with magnificent views of many lakes<br />

and mountains.<br />

2<br />

Bikers near Gstaad Lauenensee<br />

switzerlandtravelcentre.com/goldenpasslakeroute<br />

1<br />

Cheese Dairy near Gruyeres<br />

A sample itinerary<br />

Highlights<br />

DAY 1<br />

ARRIVAL SWITZERLAND<br />

Arrival at Swiss airport and transfer by<br />

rail to Montreux. Afternoon at leisure.<br />

Enjoy this famous lakeside town on<br />

the shores of Lake Geneva. Overnight<br />

at your hotel in Montreux/Vevey.<br />

DAY 2<br />

MONTREUX/VEVEY –<br />

GRUYÈRES / CHARMEY (40KM)<br />

From Montreux cycle to neighbouring<br />

Vevey to take the rack railway up to<br />

Mont-Pèlerin thus avoiding a steep<br />

ascent. Tranquil roads lead from here<br />

to the region that produces the famous<br />

Gruyère cheese. Overnight in Charmey.<br />

DAY 3<br />

CHARMEY – GSTAAD (40KM)<br />

Your ride through Saanenland will<br />

be accompanied by the sound of<br />

cowbells, as the area is dominated<br />

by the milk and cheese trade. Narrow<br />

roads lead through an authentic and<br />

typical Swiss region with fantastic<br />

views towards the high peaks of the<br />

Alps. Overnight Gstaad / Saanen.<br />

DAY 4<br />

GSTAAD – LAKE THUN (40-50KM)<br />

You will always have the option of taking<br />

the train today as the famous Golden<br />

Pass train line more or less follows<br />

the same route. Riding through the<br />

Simmental with its artfully decorated<br />

wooden houses will leave you with<br />

impressions of a picture postcard region.<br />

Take the boat from Spiez to Interlaken.<br />

Overnight in Interlaken.<br />

DAY 5<br />

LAKE THUN – AT LEISURE<br />

Some leisure time to explore this<br />

picturesque region. Enjoy a leisurely<br />

cruise on the lake, visit famous<br />

peaks such as the Jungfraujoch or<br />

Schilthorn. Or chose one of the many<br />

signposted hiking trails the region is<br />

so famous for. Overnight in Interlaken.<br />

DAY 6<br />

LAKE THUN – LAKE SARNEN<br />

(55KM)<br />

From here follow the southern shores<br />

of Lake Brienz. There are some steep<br />

climbs en route. If time allows enjoy<br />

a stop in Meiringen famous for<br />

its Sherlock Holmes Museum, the<br />

Reichenbach falls and its meringue.<br />

From here take the train to avoid the<br />

steepest climb over the Brünig pass.<br />

Overnight in Sachseln.<br />

DAY 7<br />

LAKE SARNEN – LUCERNE (35KM)<br />

Follow the shores of Lake Sarnen<br />

towards Mount Pilatus, Lucerne’s<br />

house mountain. At its foot you will<br />

have reached the shores of Lake<br />

Lucerne and can cycle along its<br />

shore, bay after bay, towards Lucerne.<br />

Overnight in Lucerne.<br />

DAY 8<br />

LUCERNE – AT LEISURE<br />

Mountain excursions, lake cruises,<br />

city tours, museum visits – there is<br />

a multitude of activities available in<br />

this popular lakeside resort. Overnight<br />

in Lucerne.<br />

DAY 9<br />

DEPARTURE<br />

Rail transfer to airport and return<br />

journey home.<br />

•<br />

Gruyères’ famous cheese<br />

1<br />

•<br />

Gstaad region – beautiful<br />

countryside 2<br />

•<br />

Flower decked chalets<br />

3<br />

Lake Thun Panorama<br />

4<br />

•<br />

•<br />

Lively Lucerne<br />

5<br />

FRIBOURG<br />

1<br />

MONTREUX<br />

MARTIGNY<br />

2<br />

GSTAAD<br />

BASEL<br />

BERN<br />

INTERLAKEN<br />

3<br />

4<br />

WENGEN<br />

BRIG<br />

ZERMATT<br />

LUCERNE<br />

5<br />

ZURICH<br />

RIGI<br />

ENGELBERG<br />

ANDERMATT<br />

ASCONA<br />

3<br />

Offer includes:<br />

•<br />

8 night stay with breakfast,<br />

standard hotels<br />

•<br />

All rail transfers as described in<br />

2nd class<br />

•<br />

•<br />

Bike Rental – 24 gear<br />

•<br />

Guide book & map<br />

5<br />

Chalet near Lake Thun<br />

Lucerne Town <strong>Centre</strong><br />

Boat ride Spiez – Interlaken<br />

•<br />

Luggage transfer from hotel<br />

to hotel<br />

•<br />

Swiss Coupon Pass<br />

( City Tax payable locally )<br />

From price is based from 2 May – 15 May and 10 Oct – 18 Oct <strong>2020</strong>, sharing a<br />

double-bedded room. From 16 May –09 Oct higher rates apply.<br />

4<br />

3<br />

Make it your own<br />

SUPERIOR PACKAGE<br />

Enhance your stay by upgrading to a<br />

superior hotel categories (depending<br />

on location 3*+ up to 5*) from CHF<br />

266,- per person.<br />

UPGRADE TO E-BIKE<br />

For an easier ride why not upgrade<br />

to an e-bike for the duration.<br />

Supplement from CHF 178.- per person.<br />

Bikers above Lake Thun<br />

JUNGFRAUJOCH<br />

from CHF 105.40 per person<br />

Starting from Interlaken Ost.<br />

E-Bikers near Spiez<br />

STANSERHORN<br />

from CHF CHF 45.20 per person<br />

Starting from Lucerne.<br />

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7 DAYS LOCARNO<br />

Daily departures<br />

from CHF 1367,- per person<br />

BASEL<br />

ZURICH<br />

BUCHS<br />

Scenic Cycling in<br />

Beautiful Ticino<br />

BERN<br />

ENGELBERG<br />

CHUR<br />

DAVOS<br />

Combine a leisurely cycling holiday with a relaxing boutique<br />

hotel stay in Locarno’s only 4-star superior hotel. Pick-up your<br />

E-Bikes, helmets and maps to cycle at an easy pace through<br />

the enchanting Maggia Valley. The valley of the Maggia river<br />

is dotted with small<br />

GENEVA<br />

picturesque villages, vineyards and dairy<br />

farms. Unlike any other place Ticino tempers its classic Alpine<br />

looks with Italian good living.<br />

ZERMATT<br />

ANDERMATT<br />

2<br />

4 BELLINZONA<br />

3<br />

LOCARNO<br />

1<br />

ASCONA<br />

LUGANO<br />

AELPLISEE<br />

ITALY<br />

ST. MORITZ<br />

2 3<br />

Maggia Valley<br />

Bellinzona<br />

switzerlandtravelcentre.com/cycleticino<br />

A sample itinerary<br />

Highlights<br />

DAY 1<br />

ARRIVAL SWITZERLAND<br />

Take the train from the airport<br />

terminal and with a short connection<br />

at Zurich main station, continue via<br />

central <strong>Switzerland</strong> to Locarno and<br />

the Hotel Belvedere where you are<br />

based for 6 nights.<br />

DAY 2<br />

DAY AT LEISURE<br />

The beautiful garden, sun terrace<br />

and hotel facilities invite you to a<br />

day of relaxation on your first day.<br />

Spectacular views of Lake Maggiore will<br />

accompany you throughout the day.<br />

DAY 3<br />

CYCLE THE MAGGIA VALLEY<br />

(30KM)<br />

Pick up your E-Bikes, helmets and<br />

maps to cycle through the enchanting<br />

Maggia Valley. The valley of the Maggia<br />

river is dotted with small picturesque<br />

villages, vineyards and dairy farms.<br />

Past the waterfall of Monte Brolla and<br />

on to the town of Maggia.<br />

DAY 4<br />

DAY AT LEISURE OR LAGO<br />

MAGGIORE EXPRESS<br />

Enjoy your hotel facilities and<br />

Locarno. Alternatively join a day<br />

excursion on the Lago Maggiore<br />

Express. Starting by boat across Lake<br />

Maggiore to the Italian town of Stresa<br />

and return through the Centovalli<br />

valley back to Locarno (supplement).<br />

DAY 5<br />

CYCLE TO BELLINZONA (55KM)<br />

Cycle by E-bike to the picturesque<br />

market town of Bellinzona. Explore<br />

the medieval town centre and visit<br />

at least one of the three castles<br />

surrounding the town. Dinner in Hotel<br />

Belvedere’s own Grotto.<br />

DAY 6<br />

DAY AT LEISURE<br />

More time to enjoy your hotel’s<br />

facilities. For a half day excursion, we<br />

recommend visiting the neighbouring<br />

resort of Ascona and Brissago Islands<br />

or take the funicular from your hotel to<br />

the pretty chapel ‘Madonna del Sasso’<br />

and enjoy a beautiful downhill walk<br />

through forests back to your hotel.<br />

DAY 7<br />

EXPLORE MORE & DEPARTURE<br />

Your morning is free to explore other<br />

parts of the region. Connecting travel<br />

arrangements to and from Locarno can<br />

be tailored to suit your exact needs.<br />

•<br />

Cycling picturesque Locarno<br />

1<br />

•<br />

Maggia Valley – the valley kissed<br />

by the sun 2<br />

•<br />

Bellinzona – a UNESCO world<br />

heritage status 3<br />

•<br />

Madonna del Sasso – pretty chapel<br />

on the hillside 4<br />

1<br />

Cycling in Locarno<br />

4<br />

Offer includes:<br />

•<br />

6 night stay with breakfast<br />

and city tax at 4*+ Hotel<br />

Belvedere in Locarno<br />

•<br />

3 dinners at hotel<br />

•<br />

2 days E-Bike rental<br />

•<br />

Helmet & cycling maps<br />

•<br />

All rail transfers as described<br />

in 2nd class<br />

•<br />

Swiss Coupon Pass<br />

From price is based from 1 Jan –<br />

20 May <strong>2020</strong> and 25 Oct – 31 Dec<br />

<strong>2020</strong>, sharing a double-bedded<br />

room. From 21 May – 24 Oct <strong>2020</strong><br />

higher prices apply.<br />

Make it your own<br />

SUPERIOR PACKAGE<br />

Enhance your stay and upgrade to a<br />

Superior Room with Balcony and add<br />

an upgrade to 1st class train journey<br />

for CHF 141,- per person.<br />

CARDADA CIMETTA<br />

from CHF 29,- per person<br />

The summit is easily accessible from<br />

Locarno via a modern cable car from<br />

Orselina. At the top the view over the<br />

town of Locarno and Lake Maggiore is<br />

stunning. Nature lovers will also enjoy<br />

the wonderful walking trails.<br />

Orselina, Madonna del Sasso<br />

EXTEND YOUR STAY<br />

Free extra night. Stay free of charge<br />

for an extra night in low season<br />

(1 Jan – 20 May <strong>2020</strong> and 25 Oct –<br />

31 Dec <strong>2020</strong>).<br />

BRISSAGO ISLANDS<br />

from CHF 13,- per person<br />

Situated on the Italian frontier<br />

Brissago is the access point to the<br />

beautiful Brissago Islands. A short<br />

boat ride takes you to these unique<br />

islands where you find the Botanical<br />

Gardens of Ticino.<br />

1<br />

LAGO MAGGIORE EXPRESS<br />

from CHF 29,- per person<br />

Hotel Belvedere<br />

An unforgettable excursion by rail and<br />

boat: this day trip on Lake Maggiore<br />

takes in the Centovalli (Hundred<br />

valleys) as well as the Val Vigezzo.<br />

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5 DAYS ZERMATT<br />

Daily departures May to Mid Oct<br />

from CHF 1027,- per person<br />

<strong>Summer</strong> Ski Adventure<br />

Zermatt lies at the foot of the famous Matterhorn.<br />

This high alpine skiing holiday offers fun and relaxation<br />

for all in one of the best-equipped and largest summer<br />

ski areas in Europe. Enjoy perfect slopes and sunny days<br />

on the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise.<br />

Also available with private ski lessons.<br />

switzerlandtravelcentre.com/summerski<br />

BASEL<br />

1<br />

Zermatt Matterhorn<br />

2<br />

Zermatt <strong>Summer</strong> Ski<br />

3<br />

Matterhorn Glacier Paradise<br />

A sample itinerary<br />

DAY 1<br />

ARRIVAL SWITZERLAND<br />

Take the train from the airport<br />

terminal and with a short connection<br />

at Zürich main station, continue<br />

via Brig to Zermatt and check into<br />

your hotel.<br />

BERN<br />

INTERLAKEN<br />

ENGELBERG<br />

ANDERMATT<br />

CHUR<br />

KLOSTERS<br />

DAVOS<br />

ST. MORITZ<br />

DAY 2 & 3<br />

MATTERHORN GLACIER PARADISE<br />

Skiing in the summer months is not<br />

something that can be done in many<br />

places but here in Zermatt you can!<br />

Each morning enjoy skiing in Europe’s<br />

highest summer ski area. The gondola<br />

will quickly take you from Zermatt to<br />

the Klein Matterhorn where access to<br />

the ski park and over 21km of pistes<br />

is available.<br />

GENEVA<br />

SION<br />

2<br />

ZERMATT<br />

1 3<br />

BRIG<br />

4<br />

LOCARNO<br />

ASCONA<br />

LUGANO<br />

ITALY<br />

TIRANO<br />

5<br />

Local Valais Produce<br />

DAY 4<br />

GORNERGRAT GOURMET TICKET<br />

Fine dining, fun and exercise can<br />

be combined on the Gornergrat.<br />

During this tour experience the great<br />

outdoors with plenty of culinary<br />

delights on this gastronomic journey<br />

which includes a variety of cocktails,<br />

appetisers and a 3-course dinner<br />

with dessert.<br />

DAY 5<br />

EXPLORE MORE & DEPARTURE<br />

Your morning is free to explore<br />

other parts of the region. Connecting<br />

travel arrangements to and from<br />

Zermatt can be tailored to suit your<br />

exact needs.<br />

Highlights<br />

•<br />

Zermatt and the mighty<br />

Matterhorn 1<br />

•<br />

Zermatt – perfect for summer<br />

skiers 2<br />

•<br />

Matterhorn Glacier Paradise –<br />

stunning all year round 3<br />

ZURICH<br />

• Gornergrat 4<br />

•<br />

Local Valais produce<br />

5<br />

Offer includes:<br />

•<br />

4 night stay with breakfast, city<br />

tax and dinner in Hotel Testa<br />

Grigia 3*<br />

•<br />

All rail transfers as described in<br />

2nd class<br />

•<br />

2 day ski pass to Matterhorn<br />

Glacier Paradise<br />

•<br />

2 day ski and boots<br />

equipment rental<br />

•<br />

Swiss Coupon Pass<br />

Private Guided Ski Package also includes:<br />

•<br />

2 day private guided lessons<br />

•<br />

Ski and equipment including<br />

•<br />

Choose between 2.5h, 3h or<br />

boots, clothing and helmet<br />

whole day<br />

From price is based from 15 May – 09 Jul, sharing a double-bedded room.<br />

From 10 Jul – mid Oct <strong>2020</strong> higher prices apply.<br />

4<br />

Make it your own<br />

SUPERIOR PACKAGE<br />

Enhance your stay and upgrade to a<br />

4* hotel and add an upgrade to 1st<br />

class train journey from CHF 197,-<br />

per person.<br />

EXTEND YOUR STAY<br />

Experience more by adding additional<br />

nights. Our team will customise your<br />

holiday for a truly individual experience.<br />

Gornergrat<br />

PRIVATE GUIDED SKI PACKAGE<br />

If you’re new to skiing and want to try<br />

it without having to visit a ski resort<br />

in winter then this option is ideal for<br />

you. Included with this package is 2<br />

days of private guided lessons with a<br />

qualified Swiss Ski School instructor.<br />

Skis and equipment rental is also<br />

included. The supplement for this<br />

option based on 3* accommodation is<br />

from CHF 400,- per person based on<br />

double occupancy.<br />

ST BERNARD EXPRESS<br />

from CHF 36,- per person<br />

The Hospice Le Grand St. Berndard is<br />

home to <strong>Switzerland</strong>’s famous mountain<br />

rescue dogs.<br />

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8 DAYS VERZASCA DAM – FURKA PASS –<br />

BERN – SCHILTHORN PIZ GLORIA<br />

Daily departures<br />

from CHF 1615,- per person<br />

BASEL<br />

ZURICH<br />

In the Footsteps<br />

of James Bond<br />

2<br />

LUCERNE<br />

RIGI<br />

BERN<br />

ENGELBERG<br />

TITLIS<br />

INTERLAKEN<br />

5<br />

WENGEN MÜRREN<br />

1<br />

7<br />

6<br />

ANDERMATT<br />

This 8-day tour of <strong>Switzerland</strong> allows you to experience<br />

some of the iconic settings for several scenes from the<br />

James Bond movies, culminating in Blofeld’s Lair at Piz Gloria,<br />

atop the Schilthorn.<br />

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GSTAAD<br />

ZERMATT<br />

BRIG<br />

LOCARNO<br />

ASCONA<br />

3<br />

4<br />

LUGANO<br />

2 3<br />

Bern<br />

Verzasca Jump<br />

A sample itinerary<br />

DAY 1<br />

ARRIVAL SWITZERLAND<br />

Mürren. Dinner this evening is<br />

included at the hotel.<br />

Take the train via central <strong>Switzerland</strong><br />

to Locarno, where you are based for<br />

2 nights.<br />

DAY 2<br />

VERZASCA DAM – “GOLDENEYE”<br />

Today take the Postbus to “Diga<br />

Verzasca”, a 20-minute ride from<br />

the station in Locarno. Here you<br />

will find the Verzasca Dam, where<br />

you can stand and look down to the<br />

valley floor, just as Bond did in the<br />

eighteenth 007 film, “GoldenEye”.<br />

Time at leisure.<br />

DAY 3<br />

THE FURKA PASS – “GOLDFINGER”<br />

Today`s journey takes you from<br />

Bellinzona to Bern, via Andermatt<br />

and Brig. This trip passes close to<br />

the Furka Pass, where Bond famously<br />

drove at high speed in the third 007<br />

movie, “Goldfinger”.<br />

DAY 4<br />

BERN – “ON HER MAJESTY’S<br />

SECRET SERVICE”<br />

The Swiss capital, Bern, a UNESCO<br />

World Heritage site featured in the<br />

early part of the sixth 007 movie,<br />

“On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”.<br />

A tour of the old town is included with<br />

a private guide.<br />

DAY 5<br />

LAKE CRUISE TO THE<br />

BERNESE OBERLAND<br />

Take the train from Bern to Thun, on<br />

the shores of the lake. From here, take<br />

a cruise to Interlaken, Lauterbrunnen<br />

and onwards via Stechelberg to<br />

DAY 6<br />

LAUTERBRUNNEN &<br />

GRINDELWALD – “ON HER<br />

MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE”<br />

Enjoy the views from your hotel<br />

before heading to the station in<br />

Lauterbrunnen, where many scenes<br />

from the film were shot. Take the train<br />

via Zweilütschinen to Grindelwald,<br />

where the ice-skating scenes were<br />

shot in the centre of the village.<br />

Time at leisure.<br />

DAY 007<br />

MÜRREN & SCHILTHORN PIZ<br />

GLORIA – “ON HER MAJESTY’S<br />

SECRET SERVICE”<br />

Early-morning ride on the cable car to<br />

Piz Gloria, Blofeld’s lair in the movie.<br />

Your James Bond breakfast comes<br />

with a glass of Bollinger champagne,<br />

Bond’s favourite. A tour of Bond World<br />

provides interactive experience for all<br />

Bond fans. Time to experience<br />

the Thrill Walk, Allmendhubel,<br />

and/or Mürren.<br />

DAY 8<br />

MISSION COMPLETED<br />

Your mission is complete.<br />

Departure home.<br />

Highlights<br />

•<br />

Stay in Locarno<br />

4<br />

•<br />

Excursion to Verzasca Dam<br />

3<br />

•<br />

•<br />

•<br />

Train ride along the Furka Pass<br />

6<br />

Stay in Bern with private city tour<br />

2<br />

Cruise on lake Thun to Interlaken<br />

5<br />

1<br />

•<br />

Stay in Mürren <br />

Excursion Lauterbrunnen<br />

•<br />

• Excursion Grindelwald 7 <br />

•<br />

Excursion to Schilthorn Piz Gloria<br />

1<br />

Piz Gloria<br />

4<br />

Offer includes:<br />

•<br />

2 night stay with breakfast, city<br />

tax in Locarno<br />

•<br />

2 night stay with breakfast, city<br />

tax in Bern<br />

•<br />

3 night stay with breakfast, city<br />

tax and two dinners in Mürren<br />

•<br />

8-day Swiss <strong>Travel</strong> Pass in<br />

2nd class<br />

6<br />

•<br />

Lake Cruise to Interlaken<br />

•<br />

Private guided walking tour<br />

Bern (2 hours)<br />

•<br />

Cable Car to Schilthorn Piz Gloria<br />

James Bond Breakfast<br />

•<br />

with Champagne<br />

•<br />

Swiss Coupon Pass<br />

From price is based from 06 Jan – 30 Apr <strong>2020</strong>, sharing a double-bedded<br />

room in a 3* hotel. From 01 May – 15 Dec <strong>2020</strong> higher prices apply.<br />

Piazza Grande, Locarno<br />

Furka Steam Railway<br />

Make it your own<br />

SUPERIOR PACKAGE<br />

Enhance your stay and upgrade to a<br />

4* hotel (surcharge varies) or enjoy an<br />

upgrade to 1st class train journey for<br />

CHF 255,- per person.<br />

EXTEND YOUR STAY<br />

Discover more by increasing the<br />

number of nights along the route. Our<br />

team will customise your holidays for<br />

a truly individual experience.<br />

5<br />

7<br />

Thun Lake Cruise<br />

The Jungfraubahn in front of the Eiger North Face<br />

EXCURSION TO JUNGFRAUJOCH<br />

from CHF 75,- per person<br />

ACTIVITY: BUNGY JUMP<br />

THE “007 CLASSIC JUMP”<br />

CHF 225,- per person<br />

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8 DAYS WENGEN OR WILDERSWILL<br />

Daily departures May – Oct<br />

from CHF 1185,- per person<br />

Jungfrau Region<br />

Stay & Explore<br />

Our ‘Stay and Explore’ hiking holiday enables you to choose<br />

from 2 resorts as a base from which to explore on day hikes<br />

the five hundred kilometres of trails in the area. A 6-day<br />

hiking pass is included giving free access to the public<br />

transport system in the region.<br />

2<br />

Jungfraujoch<br />

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1<br />

Lauterbrunnen Valley with Staubbachfal<br />

A sample itinerary<br />

DAY 1<br />

ARRIVAL SWITZERLAND<br />

Take the train from the airport<br />

terminal and with a short connection<br />

at Zurich main station, continue via<br />

central <strong>Switzerland</strong> to Wengen and the<br />

3* Hotel Belvedere.<br />

DAY 2<br />

LAUTERBRUNNEN VALLEY<br />

This undemanding 4-hour trail from<br />

Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg offers<br />

beautiful views of the valley and its<br />

waterfalls. There are also plenty of<br />

sightseeing and picnic opportunities<br />

along the way.<br />

DAY 3<br />

MOUNTAIN TRIO<br />

For a great view of the region’s<br />

mountain trio of the Eiger, Mönch<br />

and Jungfrau enjoy the hike up to<br />

the Kleine Scheidegg. The 2h45 route<br />

winds along wide but sometimes<br />

steep paths. At the top you are<br />

rewarded with a fantastic panorama.<br />

DAY 4<br />

SCHYNIGE PLATTE – FIRST<br />

Use the historic cogwheel train from<br />

Wilderswil to Schynige Platte to get<br />

to the starting point of the 15km<br />

long panoramic trail. This visually<br />

stimulating hike along the popular<br />

Faulhornweg, the ridge walk with<br />

birds-eye views of Lake Brienz<br />

and past the most idyllic lake in the<br />

Alps – Bachalpsee offers breathtaking<br />

views.<br />

DAY 5<br />

EIGER TRAIL<br />

The Eiger North Wall is close enough<br />

to touch from the Eiger Trail and<br />

the various climbing routes to the<br />

notorious Eiger summit are easy to<br />

spot from the trail. The 6km trail –<br />

in parts quite steep – leads from<br />

Grindelwald Eigergletscher to Alpiglen.<br />

DAY 6<br />

MÄNNLICHEN AND GRINDELWALD<br />

The starting point is the restaurant on<br />

Männlichen. The 3h trail will lead you<br />

over open pastures, past alpine huts,<br />

down below the tree line to the spring<br />

pastures just above Grindelwald.<br />

DAY 7<br />

FIRST AND BACHALPSEE<br />

This 2-hour hike offers everything a<br />

hiker’s heart desires: A magnificentlylandscaped<br />

path leads through<br />

lush flowering alpine meadows.<br />

On the opposite side of the valley,<br />

ice-capped four thousand metre<br />

mountains tower in the air. At the<br />

start of the hike there is a short, but<br />

considerable climb, however it its<br />

worthwhile to tackle, to discover the<br />

GSTAAD<br />

blue gem – Lake Bachalpsee.<br />

DAY 8<br />

EXPLORE MORE & DEPARTURE<br />

GENEVA<br />

Your morning is free to explore other<br />

parts of the region. Connecting travel<br />

arrangements to and from Locarno can<br />

be tailored to suit your exact needs.<br />

Highlights<br />

•<br />

Lauterbrunnen Valley –<br />

Impressive Staubbachfall 1<br />

•<br />

Jungfraujoch – the Top of Europe<br />

2<br />

•<br />

Schynige Platte<br />

3<br />

BASEL<br />

BERN<br />

INTERLAKEN<br />

3<br />

WENGEN<br />

5<br />

1<br />

ZERMATT<br />

2<br />

4<br />

BRIG<br />

GRINDELWALD<br />

6<br />

ENGELBERG<br />

•<br />

Eiger Trail<br />

4<br />

• Wengen 5<br />

•<br />

Grosse Scheidegg<br />

6<br />

ZURICH<br />

ANDERMATT<br />

LOCARNO<br />

ASCONA<br />

ST. GALLEN<br />

LUGANO<br />

CHUR<br />

ITALY<br />

KLOSTERS<br />

DAVOS<br />

3<br />

ST. MORITZ<br />

Offer includes:<br />

•<br />

7 night stay with breakfast, city<br />

tax and dinner at a 3* Hotel in<br />

TIRANO Wengen or Wilderswill<br />

•<br />

All rail transfers as described in<br />

2nd class<br />

5<br />

•<br />

Daily packed lunches<br />

•<br />

6 day Jungfrau <strong>Travel</strong> Pass<br />

•<br />

•<br />

Swiss Coupon Pass<br />

Hikes and walks per itinerary<br />

From price is based from 17 May – 21 Jun and 8 Sep – 11 Oct, sharing a<br />

double-bedded room. From 22 Jun – 7 Sep <strong>2020</strong> higher prices apply.<br />

Schynige Platte<br />

Wengen<br />

4<br />

6<br />

Make it your own<br />

ALTERNATIVE PACKAGE<br />

If you want to base your holiday<br />

down in the valley closer to the lake<br />

we recommend the Hotel Bären in<br />

Wilderswill. The supplement for this<br />

option is from CHF 200,- per person<br />

based on double occupancy.<br />

SUPERIOR PACKAGE<br />

Enhance your stay and upgrade to<br />

the 4* Hotel Silberhorn in Wengen<br />

and add an upgrade to 1st class train<br />

journey from CHF 267,- per person.<br />

JUNGFRAUJOCH<br />

from CHF 61,- per person<br />

Eiger Trail<br />

Gross Scheidegg<br />

A highlight to include with any holiday<br />

to <strong>Switzerland</strong>. Reach the ‘Top of<br />

Europe’ and the high-Alpine world<br />

made of ice, snow and rocks.<br />

LUNCH CRUISE ON LAKE THUN<br />

from CHF 80,- per person<br />

Cruising on Lake Brienz and Thun<br />

is included with your Jungfrau<br />

<strong>Travel</strong> Pass. To make it special add a<br />

2-course lunch on a Lake Thun cruise.<br />

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10 DAYS SWISS NATIONAL PARK –<br />

PARK ELA – NATURE PARK BEVERIN<br />

Daily departures<br />

from CHF 1575,- per person<br />

BASEL<br />

ZURICH<br />

ST. GALLEN<br />

Hiking the<br />

Swiss National Parks<br />

BERN<br />

INTERLAKEN<br />

LUCERNE<br />

RIGI<br />

ENGELBERG<br />

ANDERMATT<br />

KLOSTERS<br />

CHUR<br />

DAVOS<br />

SWISS<br />

ALBULA NATIONAL PARK<br />

2<br />

NATURPARK PARK ELA<br />

BEVERIN<br />

1<br />

3<br />

ST. MORITZ<br />

This 10-day holiday takes in three of <strong>Switzerland</strong>’s official<br />

nature parks and focusses on the vast array of hiking<br />

opportunities that these beauty spots have to offer. In each<br />

of the parks, you will benefit from the local knowledge and<br />

experience of your own private guide.<br />

BRIG<br />

ZERMATT<br />

LOCARNO<br />

LUGANO<br />

2<br />

National Park<br />

switzerlandtravelcentre.com/swissnationalparks<br />

A sample itinerary<br />

DAY 1<br />

ARRIVAL SWITZERLAND<br />

DAY 6<br />

ROMANSH LESSON & HIKING<br />

Upon arrival in Zurich, transfer by<br />

rail to Zernez, situated in the Swiss<br />

National Park. Check-in at your hotel<br />

for 3 nights. Time at leisure to visit the<br />

interactive exhibition at the National<br />

Park <strong>Centre</strong>.<br />

DAY 2<br />

GUIDED HIKING<br />

SWISS NATIONAL PARK<br />

After breakfast meet your private<br />

guide in the lobby. Your guide will<br />

provide in-depth information about<br />

the park, the protected wilderness<br />

and on flora and fauna.<br />

DAY 3<br />

INDIVIDUAL HIKING<br />

SWISS NATIONAL PARK<br />

Enjoy further hiking in this amazing<br />

region at your leisure, as per the<br />

advice given to you by your guide the<br />

previous day.<br />

DAY 4<br />

INDIVIDUAL HIKING SWISS<br />

NATIONAL PARK – PARK ELA<br />

More time for hiking before making<br />

your way to Bergün by train for a<br />

3-night stay in the Park Ela. Dinner<br />

this evening is included.<br />

DAY 5<br />

ALBULA RAILWAY MUSEUM –<br />

HIKING PARK ELA<br />

After breakfast, take the short walk<br />

to the Albula Railway Museum, and<br />

discover the history of the UNESCO<br />

World Heritage site. Spend the<br />

afternoon with some hiking in Park Ela.<br />

<strong>Switzerland</strong>’s fourth official language<br />

– Romansh – is spoken in this region,<br />

and today offers the chance to learn<br />

some basic words and phrases with<br />

one of the locals. In the afternoon,<br />

time at leisure and/or more hiking.<br />

DAY 7<br />

MORNING HIKING – TRANSFER<br />

NATURPARK BEVERIN<br />

Enjoy further hiking before making<br />

your way to Naturpark Beverin for a<br />

3 night stay. The first night is spent<br />

at the Hotel Capricorn. Dinner this<br />

evening is included.<br />

DAY 8<br />

HIKE ALP NURDAGN<br />

After breakfast, collect your packed<br />

lunch and take the 3-hour hike to Alp<br />

Nurdagn. From here, there are more<br />

optional hikes. Dinner and overnight is<br />

at a former cowshed for a truly unique<br />

experience at 2261m above sea level.<br />

DAY 9<br />

RETURN HIKE<br />

NATURPARK BEVERIN<br />

After breakfast, collect your packed<br />

lunch start the hike downhill back<br />

towards Naturpark Beverin. You can<br />

challenge yourself with the hike to<br />

the summit of Piz Beverin. The final<br />

evening of your holiday includes<br />

dinner at the Hotel Capricorn.<br />

DAY 10<br />

DEPARTURE<br />

Morning departure and tour end.<br />

Highlights<br />

•<br />

3 Swiss Parks including the Swiss<br />

National Park 2<br />

•<br />

3 days of private guided hiking<br />

•<br />

Scenic rail journeys<br />

•<br />

Traditional accommodation and<br />

local activities<br />

1<br />

Park Ela<br />

1<br />

Offer includes:<br />

•<br />

9 night stay with breakfast and<br />

city tax<br />

•<br />

2 lunch boxes<br />

•<br />

4 dinners in local restaurants<br />

•<br />

Entrance Albula Railway Museum<br />

•<br />

Language Lesson Romansh<br />

•<br />

Private guiding in 3 locations<br />

•<br />

All rail and PostBus transfers<br />

as described<br />

•<br />

Swiss Coupon Pass<br />

From price is based from 01 July – 30 Oct <strong>2020</strong>, sharing a double-bedded<br />

room in a 3* hotel.<br />

2<br />

Park Ela<br />

National Park<br />

Make it your own<br />

SUPERIOR PACKAGE<br />

For an enhanced experience upgrade<br />

to 1st class rail (price on request).<br />

EXTEND YOUR STAY<br />

Experience more by adding more<br />

National Swiss parks. Our team will<br />

customise your holidays for a truly<br />

individual experience.<br />

3<br />

1<br />

Beverin<br />

Park Ela<br />

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4 DAYS CORVATSCH – DIAVOLEZZA –<br />

BERNINA EXPRESS<br />

Daily departures<br />

from CHF 579,- per person<br />

The Highlights<br />

of The Engadine<br />

This tour truly brings you to the hidden gems and dives deep<br />

into the life in the Engadine. Experience fascinating scenery<br />

in the region, whilst also enjoying one of the most dramatic<br />

railway journeys in the world.<br />

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1<br />

Evening at the Diavolezza Glacier<br />

1<br />

Corvatsch Diavolezza<br />

A sample itinerary<br />

3<br />

Bernina Express<br />

DAY 1<br />

ARRIVAL PONTRESINA<br />

Arrival in Pontresina. Take time to<br />

explore this picturesque Engadine<br />

village, with travel on local public<br />

transport also included.<br />

DAY 2<br />

CORVATSCH<br />

This morning, take the cableway to<br />

Corvatsch. The region’s highest peak,<br />

Piz Bernina, the mighty Corvatsch<br />

offers truly sensational views. Lunch<br />

is included at the summit. Individual<br />

return to Pontresina.<br />

2<br />

Capricorn Watching in Pontresina Village<br />

DAY 3<br />

DIAVOLEZZA AND<br />

BERNINA EXPRESS<br />

Regional train to Bernina Diavolezza<br />

before changing to the cableway,<br />

which takes you to the summit of<br />

Diavolezza (3000m). Take advantage<br />

of our 2for1 jacuzzi offer. Afterwards,<br />

regional train service into Tirano,<br />

Italy. Lunch is included. Return to<br />

Pontresina on the Bernina Express<br />

(2 for 1 1st class upgrade available).<br />

DAY 4<br />

EXPLORE & DEPARTURE<br />

Your morning is free to explore other<br />

parts of the region. Connecting travel<br />

arrangements to and from St. Moritz<br />

can be tailored to suit your needs.<br />

Highlights<br />

•<br />

Diavolezza mountain excursion<br />

1<br />

•<br />

Corvatsch mountain excursion<br />

1<br />

•<br />

Bernina GENEVA Express railway journey<br />

3<br />

•<br />

Tirano, Italy<br />

4<br />

•<br />

Picturesque Pontresina<br />

2<br />

•<br />

Glamourous St. Moritz<br />

5<br />

BASEL<br />

BERN<br />

ZURICH<br />

LOCARNO<br />

ASCONA<br />

LUGANO<br />

CHUR<br />

AROSA<br />

ST. MORITZ<br />

1<br />

2<br />

TIRANO<br />

ITALY<br />

5<br />

3<br />

4<br />

3<br />

Offer includes:<br />

•<br />

3 night stay with breakfast and<br />

city tax in Hotel Schweizerhof<br />

3*, Pontresina<br />

•<br />

Local Transportation ticket<br />

including Corvatsch and<br />

Diavolezza<br />

•<br />

Bernina Express ticket and seat<br />

reservation, 2nd class<br />

•<br />

Lunch in Tirano, Ristorante<br />

Ai Portici<br />

•<br />

Lunch at Corvatsch,<br />

Restaurant 3303<br />

Bernina Trail<br />

•<br />

Dinner and Welcome drink on<br />

first night<br />

•<br />

Swiss Coupon Pass<br />

Free shuttle bus between hotel<br />

•<br />

and station in Pontresina<br />

From price is based from 1 May – 14 Jun and 16 Sep – 4 Nov <strong>2020</strong>, sharing a<br />

double-bedded room. From 15 Jun – 15 Sept higher prices apply.<br />

3<br />

Make it your own<br />

SUPERIOR PACKAGE<br />

Enhance your stay by upgrading to a<br />

4* or 5* hotel.<br />

CUSTOMISE YOUR STAY<br />

Discover more by increasing the<br />

number of nights along the route<br />

or as desired or add a train ticket<br />

if requested. Our team will<br />

customise your holiday for a truly<br />

individual experience.<br />

Bernina Trail with Bernina Express<br />

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Group Tours<br />

<strong>Travel</strong> in company and benefit of a creative and tailor-made<br />

arrangement within <strong>Switzerland</strong>.<br />

Why a Group Tour?<br />

In my opinion:<br />

“I love challenging group arrangements.<br />

Nothing beats a well organised tour<br />

– from the moment you touch down<br />

in <strong>Switzerland</strong> until you leave again.<br />

Organising group travel is fun, challenging<br />

and very creative. Most of the tours<br />

I organise cannot be found anywhere<br />

on the internet and are only available<br />

in pre-planned group bookings starting<br />

from a minimum number of guests.<br />

See for yourself what our latest<br />

testimonial had to say.”<br />

“It was absolutely PERFECT!! Helicopters<br />

brillo as always. And really liked the fact<br />

we have the same driver again as we have<br />

for last year’s trip – she is WONDERFUL.<br />

Highly recommend her and their vehicles<br />

are brillo. Anyway, seriously can’t thank<br />

you enough for everything – can’t wait to<br />

send yet more business your way! I’m back<br />

in <strong>Switzerland</strong> in January so will no doubt<br />

be in touch with you to see if I can arrange<br />

any more services with STC!”<br />

Alician <strong>Travel</strong> – UK<br />

Janic Wittwer Groups & Events<br />

Night Bivouac with View of the Bernese Alps near Iseltwald<br />

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Individual and<br />

Unique Group Tours<br />

SWISS<br />

PARKS<br />

Are you organising groups tours? We will create your individual and unique tour from<br />

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Contact us for a group offer: +41 (0)43 210 55 30<br />

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GROUP TRAVEL<br />

•<br />

Group series<br />

•<br />

Ad-hoc requests<br />

•<br />

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•<br />

Small & large group tours<br />

•<br />

Long-standing partnership<br />

with suppliers<br />

SPECIAL<br />

•<br />

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•<br />

Attractive and competitive rates<br />

PANORAMIC ROUTES<br />

•<br />

Glacier Express<br />

•<br />

Bernina Express<br />

•<br />

GoldenPass Line<br />

•<br />

Gotthard Panorama Express<br />

•<br />

Private charter coaches and<br />

charter trains<br />

Esperienza Grotto America<br />

Jodel Workshop, Castle Hueningen<br />

INTEREST TOURS<br />

•<br />

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•<br />

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•<br />

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8 DAYS WILDHAUS – STEIN AM RHEIN –<br />

ST. GALLEN<br />

Dates upon request<br />

from CHF 1429,- per person<br />

BASEL<br />

WINTERTHUR 1<br />

ST. GALLEN<br />

ZURICH<br />

APPENZELL<br />

2<br />

3<br />

ST. MARGARETHEN<br />

Group Offer –<br />

Activity Week<br />

BERN<br />

LUCERNE<br />

RIGI<br />

4<br />

BUCHS<br />

CHUR<br />

KLOSTERS<br />

DAVOS<br />

Eastern <strong>Switzerland</strong> stretches from the shimmering waters of<br />

Lake Constance across the hilly Appenzellerland to the Alpine<br />

landscapes of Toggenburg, the Heidiland holiday region and<br />

the Glarnerland. Far off in the Rhine Valley is Vaduz with<br />

its princes’ castle. Nestled between the Säntis massif and<br />

the seven Churfirsten peaks, the resorts of Alt St. Johann,<br />

Unterwasser and Wildhaus are among the highest-lying<br />

municipalities in Toggenburg.<br />

ANDERMATT<br />

LOCARNO<br />

ST. MORITZ<br />

1 2<br />

Nordic Walking<br />

Touring Biking, Lake Constance<br />

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LUGANO<br />

A sample itinerary<br />

Highlights<br />

DAY 1<br />

ARRIVAL SWITZERLAND<br />

Upon arrival in Zurich, the group will<br />

travel by train to Wildhaus. Check-in<br />

at the hotel and time to get to know<br />

your home for the week.<br />

DAY 2<br />

SOUND TRAIL<br />

Today experience the sound trail at<br />

the foot of the Churfirsten mountains.<br />

26 sound installations with text<br />

panels for every instrument contain<br />

background information on the<br />

principle of making sound. Upon<br />

return to the hotel, enjoy an after<br />

hike Yoga lesson.<br />

DAY 3<br />

E-BIKING LAKE CONSTANCE<br />

Today enjoy a beautiful e-bike ride<br />

along Lake Constance to Stein am<br />

Rhein (50km). There is time to visit<br />

the well-preserved old town of Stein<br />

am Rhein. Return back to the hotel for<br />

some relaxation time.<br />

DAY 4<br />

THE HEALTHY WORLD OF<br />

A. VOGEL<br />

Today visit the health centre of A.<br />

Vogel – the famous naturopathy<br />

pioneer. Enjoy a guided tour through<br />

the medical plant garden, receive<br />

some useful health tips as well as<br />

do a short hike on the herb path.<br />

Upon return to the hotel, enjoy an<br />

empowering Pilates lesson.<br />

DAY 5<br />

DAY AT LEISURE<br />

Today’s day is at leisure. Make use of<br />

your local guest card with unlimited<br />

train, bus and boat rides in the<br />

region as well as some included<br />

mountain excursion.<br />

DAY 6<br />

THE FREEDOM OF<br />

BAREFOOT WALKING<br />

Today experience the Dr. Kneipp<br />

barefoot-path as well as visit the<br />

alpine herb garden on top of mount<br />

Kronberg. Upon return to the hotel,<br />

enjoy an after hike Yoga lesson.<br />

DAY 7<br />

NORDIC WALKING OVERLOOKING<br />

THE CITY OF ST. GALLEN<br />

Nordic-walking tour at the Drei<br />

Weiheren overlooking the city of St.<br />

Gallen. Time to visit St. Gallen on<br />

your own. Return back to the hotel for<br />

some relaxation in the wellness area.<br />

DAY 8<br />

DEPARTURE<br />

Time to say goodbye to <strong>Switzerland</strong>.<br />

•<br />

Sound Trail – 26 stations<br />

with historical background<br />

on instruments<br />

•<br />

E-biking Lake Constance –<br />

50km along Germany, Austria<br />

and <strong>Switzerland</strong> 2<br />

•<br />

Stein am Rhein – featuring painted<br />

facades and half-timbered houses<br />

•<br />

Medical plant garden – receive<br />

health tips along the herbal path 3<br />

1<br />

•<br />

Barefoot Walking – Dr. Kneipp`s<br />

barefoot-path<br />

•<br />

Nordic Walking – overlooking the<br />

city of St. Gallen 1<br />

•<br />

Yoga & Pilates Lessons – harmonise<br />

body, mind and soul<br />

Catholic Church, St. Gallen<br />

4<br />

Offer includes:<br />

•<br />

7 night stay with breakfast,<br />

dinner, city tax and porterage at<br />

Hotel Hirschen 3*, Wildhaus<br />

•<br />

Rail travel as specified in 2nd<br />

class with local guest card<br />

•<br />

Seat reservations throughout<br />

(where possible)<br />

•<br />

Luggage transfer (1 piece per<br />

person) from Zurich Airport to<br />

Wildhaus and from Wildhaus to<br />

Zurich Airport<br />

•<br />

Gondola Alt St. Johann –<br />

Sellamatt and Oberdorf –<br />

Wildhaus<br />

Above Wildhaus, Toggenburg and north side of the Churfirsten<br />

•<br />

2 x Yoga lesson at the hotel<br />

(60 min.)<br />

•<br />

1 x Pilates lesson at the hotel<br />

(60 min.)<br />

•<br />

E-Bike rental from Romanshorn<br />

to Stein am Rhein<br />

•<br />

Visit of Old Town Stein am Rhein<br />

Guided tour & short hike at the<br />

•<br />

health centre of A. Vogel<br />

•<br />

Mountain excursion from<br />

Jakobsbad to mount Kronberg<br />

•<br />

Guided Nordic Walking tour<br />

overlooking the city of St. Gallen<br />

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The Seven Churfirsten<br />

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Jun – Dec higher prices apply.<br />

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8 DAYS BASEL – LOCARNO –<br />

BELLINZONA – ASCONA – LAUSANNE<br />

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from CHF 2160,- per person<br />

Group Offer –<br />

Food & Wine Tour<br />

Enjoy a culinary journey through <strong>Switzerland</strong>, visiting three<br />

distinct regions: the Swiss German part, the Ticino and the<br />

Romandie. Each region has its own language (German, Italian,<br />

French), its own unique wines and its own regional delicacies<br />

all of which you can sample during the tour.<br />

2 3<br />

Basel in the Evening<br />

Il Fermento Bellinzona<br />

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Gotthard Panorama Express at Flueelen<br />

A sample itinerary<br />

Highlights<br />

4<br />

Centovalli Express<br />

DAY 1<br />

ARRIVAL SWITZERLAND<br />

<strong>Travel</strong> to Basel. Your hotel is located<br />

directly opposite the station. You will<br />

be welcomed with a glass of organic<br />

wine from the region.<br />

DAY 2<br />

GOTTHARD PANORAMA EXPRESS<br />

– LOCARNO<br />

Train to Lucerne. Photo stop and<br />

some leisure time in Lucerne.<br />

Paddle Steamer to Flüelen. Panoramic<br />

Train to Bellinzona and on to, Locarno.<br />

tasting & 3-course raclette lunch. After<br />

lunch, train to Lausanne. Leisure time<br />

in the evening.<br />

DAY 6<br />

WINE TASTING IN LAVAUX<br />

Train from Lausanne to Chexbres-<br />

Village via Vevey. We will visit Domaine<br />

Bovy, with cellars dating from the 16th<br />

century. Wine tasting & Local bread,<br />

cheese and cold cuts. Train and boat<br />

ride back to Lausanne.<br />

DAY 7<br />

LAUSANNE<br />

•<br />

Basel – the carnival city and main<br />

hub for river cruises 2<br />

•<br />

Paddle steamer on Lake Lucerne<br />

1<br />

•<br />

Gotthard Panorama Express<br />

1<br />

•<br />

Medieval city of Bellinzona<br />

3<br />

•<br />

Organic farm visit – famous for its<br />

wines, polenta and rice fields<br />

•<br />

Centovalli Express<br />

4<br />

•<br />

UNESCO World Heritage Site<br />

of Lavaux 6<br />

5<br />

Port Lausanne-Ouchy<br />

4<br />

Culinary Market Ascona<br />

DAY 3<br />

FOOD & WINE TOUR BELLINZONA<br />

We will meet our guide in Bellinzona,<br />

who will take us on a tour of delis<br />

and restaurants where we will get<br />

the chance to try local delicacies and<br />

wines. After the tour, time for leisure<br />

before returning to Locarno.<br />

DAY 4<br />

FARM, VINEYARDS AND RICE<br />

FIELDS VISIT – ASCONA<br />

Coach ride to Ascona, where we<br />

will visit an “azienda” where they<br />

produce wine, polenta and rice. Wine<br />

& local cheese tasting followed by a<br />

traditional “risottata ticinese”. Time at<br />

leisure in Ascona before heading back<br />

to Locarno by coach.<br />

DAY 5<br />

CENTOVALLI EXPRESS – LAUSANNE<br />

Train to Locarno. From here Centovalli<br />

Express to Domodossola and on<br />

to Sierre, to Chateau de Villa. Wine<br />

Today we will visit the “Fête des<br />

Vendanges” (Grape Harvest Festival)<br />

in Lutry, the town has strong wineproducing<br />

roots. Wine enthusiasts can<br />

enjoy sampling Chasselas, Pinot Noir,<br />

Gamay and other grape varieties. Train<br />

back to Lausanne. Time at leisure.<br />

DAY 8<br />

DEPARTURE<br />

Breakfast at the hotel before returning<br />

back home.<br />

LAUSANNE<br />

5 6<br />

MONTREUX<br />

MARTIGNY<br />

GSTAAD<br />

2<br />

BERN<br />

BASEL<br />

INTERLAKEN<br />

ZERMATT<br />

BRIG<br />

ENGELBERG<br />

ASCONA<br />

ZURICH<br />

LUCERNE<br />

RIGI<br />

1<br />

ANDERMATT<br />

4<br />

BELLINZONA<br />

LOCARNO<br />

3<br />

LUGANO<br />

Offer includes:<br />

•<br />

1 night stay with breakfast,<br />

welcome drink, city tax and<br />

porterage in Hotel Gaia 4*, Basel<br />

2<br />

3 night stay with breakfast,<br />

•<br />

city tax and porterage in Hotel<br />

Belvedere 4*, Locarno<br />

•<br />

3 night stay with breakfast, city<br />

tax and porterage in Hotel Savoy<br />

5*, Lausanne<br />

•<br />

2 luncheons including wine<br />

tasting and local specialties<br />

•<br />

•<br />

2 dinners in Locarno<br />

and Lausanne<br />

•<br />

1st and 2nd class rail journey`s<br />

1st class boat cruise from Vevey<br />

to Lausanne<br />

•<br />

Seat reservations<br />

Evening (where at possible) Vierwaldstaettersee, Lucerne<br />

•<br />

Private coach/minibus for<br />

day trips<br />

•<br />

Luggage transfer Basel – Locarno<br />

and Locarno – Lausanne<br />

•<br />

Food and wine tour Bellinzona<br />

Full day farm/vineyard visit and<br />

•<br />

risottata in Ascona<br />

•<br />

Excursion to the “Fête<br />

des Vendanges”<br />

From price is based for Sep <strong>2020</strong>, sharing a double-bedded room. For other<br />

dates higher prices apply. A minimum number of 15 participants apply.<br />

Group menus are based on set menus (no choice). No drinks or coffee/tea<br />

after meals are included with meals.<br />

6<br />

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8 DAYS GIESSBACH – STOOS – HEIDEN<br />

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from CHF 1650,- per person<br />

BASEL<br />

ST. GALLEN<br />

MARGARETHEN<br />

ZURICH<br />

1<br />

APPENZELL<br />

7<br />

Group Offer –<br />

Lakeshore & Heartland<br />

This comprehensive tour will give you a taste of everything MONTREUX<br />

<strong>Switzerland</strong> has to offer. From steam railways to boat GSTAAD<br />

cruises and waterfalls to mountain peaks. Be pampered with<br />

delicious culinary treats and soak up its diverse cultural<br />

heritage. In your free time relax amongst fantastic scenery MARTIGNY<br />

and enjoy the wellness areas of your hotels.<br />

BERN<br />

ROTHORN<br />

INTERLAKEN<br />

WENGEN<br />

BRIG<br />

ZERMATT<br />

4<br />

LUCERNE<br />

5<br />

2 3<br />

6 8<br />

RIGI<br />

ENGELBERG<br />

ANDERMATT<br />

9<br />

2<br />

Giessbach Falls<br />

3<br />

Giessbach Hotel with Funicular<br />

4<br />

Brienzer Rothorn Region<br />

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A sample itinerary<br />

Highlights<br />

DAY 1<br />

ARRIVAL SWITZERLAND<br />

Transfer by rail to Brienz and take<br />

a boat to Giessbach. Check-in at<br />

your hotel.<br />

DAY 2<br />

BRIENZER ROTHORN STEAM DAY<br />

Visit the Depot at Brienzer Rothorn<br />

Railway. Take the steam train up to the<br />

Brienzer Rothorn. Some time at leisure.<br />

Boat from Brienz back to Giessbach.<br />

DAY 3<br />

BOAT CRUISE ON LAKE LUCERNE<br />

& VICTORINOX MUSEUM<br />

Coach to Lucerne. Free time in<br />

Lucerne and then boat cruise to<br />

Brunnen. Visit the Victorinox museum<br />

with a Victorinox pocket knife gift.<br />

Take the steepest funicular to the<br />

Stoos and check-in at your hotel.<br />

DAY 4<br />

HIKE LIKE A SWISS<br />

On foot an easy 1.5 hours walk to an<br />

alpine hut. Enjoy a cold platter with<br />

meat and cheese. Hike back to enjoy<br />

the fantastic Spa area in your hotel.<br />

DAY 5<br />

TRADITIONAL DELICACIES<br />

IN EINSIEDELN<br />

Coach to the baroque monastery<br />

Einsiedeln. Guided tour of the local<br />

cheese dairy including sample tasting.<br />

Coach drive to Heiden, where your next<br />

hotel is located.<br />

DAY 6<br />

ROLLING HILLS IN APPENZELL<br />

Train to Wasserauen and cablecar<br />

up to the Ebenalp. Short hike to the<br />

famous Aescher Wildkirchli restaurant<br />

including lunch. Return to Appenzell<br />

with leisure time to explore the<br />

village. Back at the hotel free time<br />

for some wellness.<br />

DAY 7<br />

LAKE CONSTANCE &<br />

FLOWER ISLAND MAINAU<br />

Today cruise to the Island of Mainau.<br />

Lake Constance is divided by three<br />

countries in this area – <strong>Switzerland</strong>,<br />

Germany and Austria. Return to<br />

Heiden by boat.<br />

DAY 8<br />

DEPARTURE<br />

Breakfast at the hotel before returning<br />

back home.<br />

•<br />

Giessbach falls – 500 metre to<br />

Lake Brienz 2<br />

•<br />

Cogwheel railway to the Giessbach<br />

hotel – nostalgic charm 3<br />

•<br />

Brienzer Rothorn Steam Railway –<br />

Stomping, huffing and puffing 5<br />

•<br />

Stoos – reachable by the steepest<br />

funicular railway in the world 9<br />

•<br />

Boat cruise on Lake Lucerne<br />

6<br />

Victorinox Museum – famous for its<br />

•<br />

Victorinox knife 8<br />

•<br />

Scenic hike followed by cheese and<br />

meat platter<br />

•<br />

Lunch at the Aescher<br />

Wildkirchli Restaurant 1<br />

•<br />

Boat cruise to the Flower Island<br />

Mainau on Lake Constance 7<br />

5<br />

Brienzer Rothorn Steam-powered Cogwheel Train<br />

6<br />

7<br />

Boat Cruise on Lake Lucerne<br />

Evening Atmosphere at Lake Constance<br />

Offer includes:<br />

•<br />

2 night stay with breakfast, city<br />

•<br />

Cablecar Excursion Ebenalp /<br />

tax and porterage in Grandhotel Aescher Wildkirchli with lunch<br />

Giessbach 4*<br />

•<br />

Cold cheese and ham platter at<br />

•<br />

2 night stay with breakfast,<br />

Alpine hut at Stoos<br />

city tax and porterage in<br />

•<br />

2nd class rail travel<br />

Wellnesshotel 4*, Stoos<br />

•<br />

•<br />

Private coach transfer as<br />

3 night stay with breakfast, city<br />

per itinerary<br />

tax and porterage in Hotel Heiden<br />

4*, Heiden<br />

•<br />

Seat reservations (where possible)<br />

• • 2 dinner (half board at 2 hotels) Mountain excursion<br />

Brienzer Rothorn<br />

•<br />

Boat cruise Lucerne – Brunnen<br />

•<br />

Guided tour Victorinox museum<br />

and knife gift souvenir<br />

•<br />

Funicular ride to Stoos and return<br />

Cheese dairy visit and guided tour<br />

•<br />

•<br />

Boat cruise from Rorschach Hafen<br />

to Flower Island Mainau<br />

•<br />

Visit of the Flower Island Mainau<br />

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individual requirements with you.<br />

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Aescher Restaurant in Weissbad<br />

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by the official body in <strong>Switzerland</strong> that<br />

oversees hotel classification – the Swiss<br />

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ACCOMMODATION<br />

Accommodation in all hotels, whatever the<br />

rating, is usually in a standard twin-bedded<br />

room, unless otherwise stated. Please take<br />

note that most hotel rooms in <strong>Switzerland</strong><br />

are equipped with a ‘Swiss twin’ (one frame/<br />

single mattresses/ two duvet covers). Also,<br />

many double / twin rooms only take a<br />

maximum of one extra bed for children.<br />

ROOM CHECK-IN<br />

& CHECK-OUT<br />

Check-in times are usually between 2pm<br />

and 3pm whilst check-out can be from 11am<br />

to 12pm on the day of departure. If you<br />

have a later flight the hotel will in<br />

most cases agree to hold your luggage for<br />

a few hours after check-out. A later checkout<br />

or use of a day room (at additional<br />

charge) may also be an option and can be<br />

arranged locally.<br />

SINGLE ROOM<br />

Although supplements are payable for single<br />

accommodation, it should be noted that the<br />

standard size and location of single rooms<br />

are not always as good as a twin/double<br />

room (even if the twin/double room<br />

is booked for single occupancy).<br />

GUEST CARDS<br />

Some cities and towns in <strong>Switzerland</strong><br />

provide guest cards for local transport and<br />

other discounts to guests staying overnight<br />

at a hotel. This can be a very convenient and<br />

cost-effective way of exploring a local area<br />

on public transport. Guest Cards are always<br />

issued by the hotel.<br />

DRIVING IN SWITZERLAND<br />

The roads in <strong>Switzerland</strong> are well developed<br />

and easily accessible. A motorway vignette<br />

is required when driving your own car<br />

in <strong>Switzerland</strong>. This can be purchased<br />

beforehand through us.<br />

Car Rental companies based in <strong>Switzerland</strong><br />

include vignettes in their rental prices. If you<br />

are taking a rental car into <strong>Switzerland</strong> from<br />

France, Germany, Italy or Austria you will<br />

have to buy a vignette at the border. Expect<br />

queues in high season.<br />

INTERNATIONAL RAIL<br />

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