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Switzerland

Summer 2020

Discover the

perfect escape

From Cities to Summits

Build your own Grand Tour

Relax in the splendour of

the World’s slowest express train


No One Else Gives You

So Much Switzerland

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Contents

INTRODUCTION 4

By Train, Bus and Boat – Swiss Travel System 6

Swiss Coupon Pass 7

MOUNTAIN EXCURSIONS 8

WELCOME TO SWITZERLAND 10

EXPLORE & RELAX 12

Glacier Express 14

Bernina Express 18

Golden Pass 22

Gotthard Panorama Express 24

Grand Tour of Switzerland 26

Best of Switzerland 32

Sherlock Holmes Moriarty Express 34

Ticino Gastronomy Tour 36

Starry Nights on Mount Pilatus 38

Slow Down in Davos 39

Ayurveda in Ascona 41

Wellness at Lake Thun 43

CITIES & CULTURE 44

48 hours in Basel 47

48 hours in Zurich 48

48 hours in Bern 49

48 hours in Geneva 51

Lakeside Cities – Lucerne 52

Lakeside Cities – Interlaken 54

Lakeside Cities – Lugano 56

Lakeside Cities – Montreux 58

ACTIVE & NATURE 60

Graubünden Hiking Tour 62

Best of Bernese Oberland 64

Cycling Along the GoldenPass Line 66

Scenic Cycling in Beautiful Ticino 68

Summer Ski Adventure 70

In the Footsteps of James Bond 72

Jungfrau Region Stay & Explore 74

Hiking the Swiss National Parks 76

The Highlights of The Engadine 78

GROUP TOURS 80

Group Offer – Activity Week 84

Group Offer – Food & Wine Tour 86

Group Offer – Lakeshore & Heartland 88

TRADE INFORMATION 90

Terms & Conditions 91

Front Cover:

Road by Lake Sufner leading to San Bernardino.

Photo by Swiss-image.ch/Silvan Widmer

Bachalp Lake

This page: Bachalp Lake

©Switzerland Tourism

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Diverse Switzerland

Discover it now.

65,000

KILOMETRES OF

HIKING TRAILS

Marked paths

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FOUR-THOUSAND

METRE PEAKS

To conquer, or just admire

2,486

CABLE CAR

SYSTEMS

All over Switzerland for

excursions with a view

1,111

MUSEUMS

Impressive collections of

modern and historical art

57

KILOMETRES OF

GOTTHARD BASE

TUNNEL

Longest and deepest

railway tunnel in the world

5,196

KILOMETRES OF

RAILWAYS

Densest public transport

system worldwide

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TOP ATTRACTIONS

Along the Grand Tour of Switzerland

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UNESCO WORLD

HERITAGE SITES

Railway engineering masterpieces

1,500

LAKES

To dip in and refresh

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Only Switzerland Travel

Centre gives you...

Uniquely

diverse and

worth every

moment

2,000

SWISS HOTELS

on switzerlandtravelcentre.com

4 LOCATIONS

Offices in Zurich, London, Stuttgart and Hong Kong.

With staff in Los Angeles, Dubai, Bangkok,

Beijing, Seoul and Tokyo

9 LANGUAGES

German, English, French, Italian, Arabic,

Japanese, Korean, Chinese and Mandarin

Despite being one of the smaller countries

in the world in terms of area, Switzerland is

almost unrivalled when it comes to scenic,

linguistic and cultural variety. Home to

shimmering lakes, lush valleys and dramatic

mountain peaks. This is a land full of contrasts

from the southern flair of Ticino to the medieval

towns and vibrant metropolises of Northern and

Western Switzerland via the glistening glaciers of

Graubünden; each region contributes something

special to the overall Swiss experience.

With such an abundance of attractions in the

smallest space, Switzerland Travel Centre will

ensure that you do more than just journey

through Switzerland. We have over 130 experts of

around 20 different nationalities at 4 locations

across the world who are uniquely qualified to

help you to plan your holiday either online or

by phone. Our new product ranges ‘Explore &

Relax’, ‘Cities & Culture’ and ‘Active & Nature’

will ensure that you can indeed discover the

diversity of Switzerland.

I wish you a journey full of discovery.

130

SWISS EXPERTS

from 20 different nations

Michael Maeder

CEO Switzerland Travel Centre

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By Train, Bus and Boat –

Swiss Travel System

Exploring Switzerland has never been so easy. The Swiss

Travel Pass is your all-in-one ticket to travel by rail, road

and waterway throughout the whole of Switzerland. And it

includes many bonus benefits. Enjoy total travel freedom –

with just a single ticket.

SWISS TRAVEL PASS FLEX

prices in GBP per person

CLASS: 2nd 1st

3 Days in 1 month 214 339

4 Days in 1 month 258 411

CLASS: 2nd 1st

8 Days in 1 month 374 594

15 Days in 1 month 450 712

SWISS TRAVEL PASS

prices in GBP per person

CLASS: 2nd 1st

3 Days 186 295

4 Days 225 358

8 Days 334 530

15 Days 410 648

SWISS TRAVEL PASS FLEX YOUTH

prices in GBP per person*

CLASS: 2nd 1st

3 Days in 1 month 182 290

4 Days in 1 month 221 350

CLASS: 2nd 1st

8 Days in 1 month 319 506

15 Days in 1 month 385 608

SWISS TRAVEL PASS YOUTH

prices in GBP per person*

CLASS: 2nd 1st

3 Days 158 252

4 Days 192 305

8 Days 286 453

15 Days 351 554

Included in all passes: Free travel with train, bus and boat including

premium panoramic trains and public transport in 90 cities.

Additionally the following mountains are included: Brunni, Rigi,

Klewenalp, Stanserhorn and Stoos.

*Valid for youth travellers under the age of 26.

SWISS HALF FARE CARD

Up to 50% discount for travels with

train, bus and boat, mountain railways

and public transports in 90 cities.

£96 valid for one month

SWISS FAMILY CARD

Children under 16 years travel free of

charge when accompanied by at least

one parent holding a valid Swiss

Travel System ticket.

For more information on

our Swiss Travel Passes

and areas of validity, visit

switzerlandtravelcentre.com/

swiss-travel-passes

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Swiss Coupon Pass

Discover more of Switzerland for less by taking advantage of the

Swiss Coupon Pass 2020. Exclusive 2 for 1 coupons for various

tourist services offer great savings across Switzerland.

The handy voucher book is the ideal companion for your journey through

Switzerland. Benefit from exclusive offers in the gastronomy and leisure

sector and save up to CHF 4’500.- with the coupons.

from £39

You only travel through a part of Switzerland and don’t need

all coupons? The Swiss Coupon Pass is also available digitally.

Choose the coupons you need for your journey through

Switzerland out of the total 2 for 1 coupon selection.

switzerlandtravelcentre.com/couponpass2020

A SELECTION OF THE OFFERS


Culinary highlights in restaurants


Guided Tours on foot, by coach, mini-train and Segway


Excursions with mountain railways


Entrance to tourist attractions and parks


Chocolate, cheese and dairy experiences

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Mountain Excursions

Switzerland is world famous for its imposing mountain peaks.

Experience breathtaking views and unique experiences in

snow and ice. Climb the peaks of Switzerland.

switzerlandtravelcentre.com/mountain-excursion

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GERMANY

BASEL

ZURICH

ST. GALLEN

APPENZELL

FRANCE

SOLOTHURN

BIEL/BIENNE

BURGDORF

NEUCHÂTEL

BERN

LUCERNE

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2

ALTDORF

BUCHS

CHUR

DAVOS

AUSTRIA

FRIBOURG

THUN

LAUSANNE

INTERLAKEN

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ANDERMATT

ST. MORITZ

MONTREUX

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SIERRE

GENEVA

VISP BRIG LUGANO

LOCARNO

MARTIGNY

ZERMATT

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ITALY

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JUNGFRAUJOCH (3466m)

Top of Europe, Ice Palace, Ice Sculptures, Eiger,

Mönch and Jungfrau and the viewing platform

“Sphinx” with panoramic views of the Aletsch Glacier.

From £60 per person

2

TITLIS (3238m)

Highest excursion mountain in Central Switzerland,

First rotating aerial cableway Rotair, Ice Flyer,

Glacier Caves and Glacier Park.

From £48 per person

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PILATUS (2128m)

Panorama gondola lift and aerial cableway,

panoramic views over Central Switzerland and the

Alps, 73 mountain peaks, steepest rack railway.

From £29 per person

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SCHILTHORN (2970m)

Swiss Skyline Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, Piz Gloria

revolving restaurant, Skyline Walk and Thrill Walk

and James Bond setting.

From £43 per person

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GLACIER 3000 (2965m)

Peak Walk by Tissot, Sledge dogs, hiking on

the glacier plateau, highest Toboggan run

“Alpine Coaster”.

From £32 per person

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STANSERHORN (1898m)

Open Top cable car with a 360° view of the Alps and

Lake Lucerne, hiking trail from the summit, Marmot

Park, revolving restaurant “Rondorama”.

From £30 per person

Included with the Swiss Travel Pass.

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GORNERGRAT (3089m)

Europe`s highest outdoor rack railway at 3089m,

panoramic view of 4000m peaks including the

Matterhorn and view of the Gorner Glacier.

From £32 per person

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MATTERHORN GLACIER PARADISE (3883m)

Europe`s highest gondola lift, countless views of

4000m peaks, cinema lounge, glacier palace and ski

slopes on the Theodul glacier.

From £35 per person

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ROCHERS-DE-NAYE (2042m)

Rack railway to 2042m, panoramic views of the Swiss

and French Alps, panorama restaurant “Plein Roc”,

famous marmot watching.

From £22 per person

The following mountains are included with

the Swiss Travel Pass: Brunni, Rigi, Klewenalp,

Stanserhorn and Stoos

From prices are based on

travellers holding a Swiss Half

Fare Card, which is included in

all our packages or a Swiss

Travel Pass. Rates are valid

until 31 Dec 2020.

For up-to-date best

available rates please visit

switzerlandtravelcentre.com/

mountain-excursion

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Welcome to

Switzerland

AMSTERDAM

HAMBURG

BERLIN

FRANKFURT

COLOGNE

BASEL

PARIS

SOLOTHURN

BIEL/BIENNE

FRANCE

NEUCHÂTEL

BERN

PARIS

FRIBOURG

BRIENZ

THUN

INTERLAKEN

GRINDELWALD

LAUSANNE

GSTAAD

WENGEN

MONTREUX

CRANS-MONTANA

BRIG

SION

VISP

PARIS

MARSEILLES

GENEVA

MARTIGNY

VERBIER

SAAS FEE

ZERMATT

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STUTTGART

GERMANY

MUNICH

SCHAFFHAUSEN

WINTERTHUR

ST. GALLEN

ZURICH

APPENZELL

BUCHS

AUSTRIA

VIENNA

INNSBRUCK

LUCERNE

GLARUS

BAD RAGAZ

ENGELBERG

LAAX

CHUR

AROSA

DAVOS

SCUOL

LENZERHEIDE

ANDERMATT

ST. MORITZ

ASCONA

LOCARNO

International Transit Network Entry Points

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ITALY

MILAN

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Explore & Relax

Explore Switzerland with ease and get pampered along the way

while relaxing amidst spectacular mountain and lake scenery.

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EXCELLENCE CLASS

GLACIER EXPRESS

Sit back and relax while enjoying

a regional 5-course menu with

accompanying wines on board

the Glacier Express.

See pages 16/17

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GOTTHARD PANORAMA EXPRESS

An enjoyable boat cruise with a taste

of Swiss history will bring you close to

the essence of this country.

See pages 24/25

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GRAND TOUR OF SWITZERLAND

Relaxing views of Switzerland’s many

lakes will accompany you all along

the Grand Tour route.

See pages 30/31

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GOLDENPASS LINE

A nostalgic train tour with endless

panoramic views will leave you with

unforgettable memories.

See pages 22/23

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MORIARTY EXPRESS

Deep in the heartland of the Swiss Alps

follow the trail of Professor Moriarty

from Sherlock Holmes.

See pages 34/35

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HOTELPARK LAKE THUN

A sweet hideaway near Interlaken

for a peaceful escape away from

the crowds.

See page 32/33

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TICINO`S GROTTO RESTAURANTS

Get pampered with local delicacies

and a risotto workshop amidst picture

book scenery.

See pages 36/37

AYURVEDA & YOGA IN ASCONA

Reset, recharge and renew your

body, mind and soul in an Ayurveda

& Yoga retreat

See page 41

GERMANY

BASEL

ZURICH

ST. GALLEN

APPENZELL

FRANCE

SOLOTHURN

BIEL/BIENNE

BURGDORF

NEUCHÂTEL

BERN

LUCERNE

2 3

ALTDORF

BUCHS

CHUR

DAVOS

AUSTRIA

FRIBOURG

6

THUN

INTERLAKEN

LAUSANNE

4

ANDERMATT

5

ST. MORITZ

MONTREUX

GENEVA

MARTIGNY

SIERRE

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LOCARNO

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VISP BRIG LUGANO

ZERMATT

ITALY

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Glacier Express

Discover Switzerland on the spectacular Glacier Express

rail journey, the slowest express train in the world.

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Why the Glacier Express?

In my opinion:

“Every corner is a hidden jewel and you

will wish you could retain them all in your

memory as pictures will never do justice to

such stunning landscapes.

A tasteful lunch on board turns the Glacier

Express into a full experience: life does not

get any better when food, mountains and

valleys get together.

You will easily fall in love with the endless

beauty of Switzerland so sit back, relax and

enjoy this journey across alpine peaks and

architectural marvels.

Seeing is believing – so, when did you say

you are visiting?”

Julieta Trotta Sales & Operations

Glacier Express on the Landwasser Viaduct

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3 DAYS ZERMATT – ST. MORITZ

Daily departures *

from £629 per person incl. flights

BASEL

ZURICH

Glacier Express

BERN

LUCERNE

ENGELBERG

FLIMS/LAAX

CHUR KLOSTERS

DAVOS

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The entire journey takes around 8 hours and crosses 291

bridges, passes through 91 tunnels and climbs over the

2033 m high Oberalp pass – this is truly one of the world`s

most spectacular rail journeys.

INTERLAKEN

GRINDELWALD

BRIG

ANDERMATT

AROSA

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ST. MORITZ

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ZERMATT

A sample itinerary

DAY 1

ARRIVAL SWITZERLAND

Individual transfer by train to Zermatt.

The town’s tourist development

is closely linked to what is most

probably the world’s most famous

mountain, the Matterhorn. Overnight

in Zermatt.

DAY 2

GLACIER EXPRESS

Today, board the world-famous Glacier

Express for a thrilling ride through

some of the most dramatic scenery in

Switzerland. Overnight in St. Moritz.

DAY 3

DEPARTURE

Individual return journey.

Highlights


Glacier Express – a 291 km (8h

03min) journey from Zermatt to

St. Moritz or vice versa


UNESCO World Heritage “Albula/

Bernina” – one of the world`s most

spectacular journeys


Landwasser Viaduct – with the

famous curve between Thusis

and Filisur 3


Zermatt – surrounded by 38 fourthousanders

with the most famous

mountain, the Matterhorn 4

Offer includes:


Economy return flights from UK

including 1 piece of hold luggage

and all taxes


1 night stay with breakfast and

city tax in Zermatt


1 night stay with breakfast and

city tax in St. Moritz


Rail ticket 2nd class: border/

airport – Zermatt – St. Moritz –

border/airport


50% discount ticket for most

trains, buses, boats and

mountain railways


Seat reservation 2nd class on

the Glacier Express from Zermatt

to St. Moritz


Swiss Coupon Pass

From price is based from 13 Apr – 11 Oct 2020, sharing a double-bedded

room in a 3* hotel. From 01 Jan – 12 Apr 2020 and 13 Dec – 31 Dec 2020 higher

prices apply.

* The Glacier Express does not run between 12 Oct – 12 Dec 2020.

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The Riffelsee

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St. Moritz Valley

The Rhine Gorge

4

Zermatt

3

The Landwasser Viaduct

Make it your own

SUPERIOR PACKAGE

Enhance your stay by upgrading to a

4* hotel (surcharge varies) or enjoy

a 1st class upgrade on your train

journeys for £106 per person.

DELUXE PACKAGE

Indulge by upgrading to a luxury

stay in a 5* hotel and by adding seat

reservation in the Excellence Class for

£1410 per person (all round price valid

from 15 Jun – 13 Sep 2020).

CUSTOMISE YOUR STAY

Combine Glacier & Bernina Express,

4 days / 3 nights from £764

per person.

Discover more by changing to

the Furka Steam Railway (Realp –

Oberwald or vice versa). Our team

will customise your holidays for a

truly individual experience.

LUNCH ON GLACIER EXPRESS

Daily dish £26 per person

3-course menu £36 per person

Mountain View

EXCURSION TO GORNERGRAT

from £32 per person

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Bernina Express

Travel in spectacular fashion from Switzerland across the

border to Italy on the highest railway in the alps.

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Lean back, marvel

and enjoy

In my opinion:

“The train crew welcomes guests to the

‘Bernina Express’ with Graubünden`s

cordiality, and they never fail to boast of

the view from their workplace. Who should

blame them? An incredible spectacle

of rugged rock formations, turquoise

lakes, glaciers, valleys and architectural

masterpieces, such as the famous

Landwasser Viaduct and the Circular

Viaduct near Brusio, can be admired

during the journey through the panorama

windows. The audio guide also provides

exciting anecdotes and information

during the trip. ‘Wow’ quickly becomes

the favourite word of travellers on the

Alpine crossing through the UNESCO

World Heritage Site and promises lasting

memories. There will also be culinary

delights. With a ‘Bernina Express Plättli’

and ‘Grischa Apéro’ you can enjoy the

trip twice and round off this unique

travel experience of a special kind.”

Melanie Gubser Product

Bernina Express at Alp Grüm, Poschiavo

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3 DAYS ST. MORITZ – TIRANO – LUGANO

Daily departures *

from £559 per person incl. flights

Bernina Express

The Bernina Express, which was classed as a UNESCO World

Heritage site in 2008, runs through the ancient landscape

of Switzerland’s beautiful region of Graubünden. Making

short work of the 55 tunnels, 196 bridges, viaducts and steep

inclines the Bernina Express is not to be missed.

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Landwasserviadukt

A sample itinerary

Highlights

DAY 1

ARRIVAL SWITZERLAND

Individual travel to the Alpine

metropolis of St. Moritz, where

numerous luxury hotels, spas and

upscale shops can be found.

DAY 2

BERNINA EXPRESS

Board the Bernina Express and enjoy

one of the most impressive scenic

rail journeys Switzerland has to offer.

Climbing over the spectacular Bernina

pass to more than 2253 m towards

Poschiavo and Brusio and finally reach

Tirano in Italy, which is the end of the

Bernina line. Change to the Bernina

Express Bus, which will take you

onwards to Lugano.

DAY 3

DEPARTURE


Bernina Express Train – a 156 km

(2h 30min) journey from St. Moritz

to Tirano or vice versa


Bernina Express Bus – a 90 km (3h)

journey from Tirano to Lugano or

vice versa


Albula/Bernina – a masterpiece in

rail engineering 2


Landwasser Viaduct – most

spectacular landmark on the

Rhaetian Railway 1


Brusio Circular Viaduct – turns

around a 360-degree curve 4


Alp Grüm station – border between

the German and Italian speaking

areas of Switzerland 7


Valposchiavo – great place to enjoy

BASEL

lengthy hikes, leisurely strolls and

fine regional specialities 8

2

ZURICH

Albula River between Berguen and Preda

Individual return journey.

Offer includes:


Economy return flights from UK

including 1 piece of hold luggage

and all taxes


1 night stay with breakfast and

city tax in St. Moritz


1 night stay with breakfast and

city tax in Lugano


1 Rail ticket 2nd class: border/

airport – St. Moritz – Tirano

GENEVA

(Italy) – Lugano – border/airport


50% discount ticket for most

trains, buses, boats and

mountain railways

BERN


Seat reservation on the Bernina

Express train from St. Moritz

to Tirano and on the Bernina

Express Bus from Tirano to Lugano


Swiss Coupon Pass

From price is based from 13 Apr – 14 Jun and 1 Oct – 29 Nov 2020, sharing

a double-bedded room in a 3* hotel. From 15 Jun – 30 Sep 2020 higher

prices apply.

LOCARNO

ASCONA

LUGANO

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CHUR

AROSA

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2

ST. MORITZ

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8

4

TIRANO

ITALY

3

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Wiesnerviadukt

4

Circle Viaduct Brusio

5

Parco Ciani, Lugano

6

St. Moritz

Make it your own

SUPERIOR PACKAGE

Enhance your stay by upgrading to a

4* hotel (surcharge varies) or enjoy

a 1st class upgrade on your train

journeys for £59 per person.

DELUXE PACKAGE

Indulge by upgrading to a luxury stay

in a 5* hotel.

COMBINE GLACIER &

BERNINA EXPRESS

4 days / 3 nights

from £764 per person

Check our website for more

variations (shorter and longer trips

are available) or contact our team.

* Operating times of the

Bernina Express Bus:

09 Apr – 25 Oct 2020, daily

20 Feb – 04 Apr 2020 and

29 Oct – 29 Nov 2020,

Thursday to Sunday

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3 DAYS LUCERNE – MONTREUX

Daily departures

from £495 per person incl. flights

BASEL

ZURICH

GoldenPass Line

BERN

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LUCERNE

ENGELBERG

Combine three of the most attractive regions in Switzerland

INTERLAKEN

in one exciting rail holiday. On the GoldenPass Line from

Central Switzerland via the Bernese Oberland to the Lake

Geneva region. Two languages, three worlds, six lakes, one

line: that’s the GoldenPass Line.

MONTREUX

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GSTAAD

BRIG

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ZERMATT

A sample itinerary

DAY 1

ARRIVAL SWITZERLAND

Individual travel to Lucerne.

Depending on your arrival time take

the opportunity to discover the Old

Town. Overnight in Lucerne.

DAY 2

GOLDENPASS LINE

Today’s journey takes you over

the Brünig pass into the Bernese

Oberland. Passing Lake Brienz,

Interlaken, Lake Thun and

Zweisimmen, you will reach Gstaad.

Your journey continues through the

wild and romantic Pays d’Enhaut

with the scenic villages of Château

d’Oex and Montbovon before

reaching Lake Geneva and Montreux.

Overnight in Montreux.

DAY 3

DEPARTURE

Individual return journey.

Highlights


Lucerne – embedded within

an impressive mountainous

panorama 1


GoldenPass Line – an approx.

5h journey with panoramic views of

breathtaking scenery passing three

mountain passes, 4000m Alpine

peaks and eight lakes


Montreux – attracting artists, writers

and travellers in search of beauty

and inspiration 3

Offer includes:


Economy return flights from UK

including 1 piece of hold luggage

and all taxes


1 night stay with breakfast and

city tax in Lucerne


1 night stay with breakfast and

city tax in Montreux


Rail ticket 2nd class: border/

airport – Lucerne – Interlaken –

Montreux – border/airport


50% discount ticket for most

trains, buses, boats and

mountain railways


Seat reservation Lucerne

– Interlaken (Zentralbahn)

and Zweisimmen – Montreux

(GoldenPass Line)


Swiss Coupon Pass

From price is based from 01 – 30 Apr 2020, sharing a double-bedded room in

a 3* hotel. From 01 May – 31 Oct 2020 higher prices apply.

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Lucerne

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GoldenPass Classic

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Castle Chilon, Montreux

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Lakeside Lucerne

2

Panoramic Express

Make it your own

SUPERIOR PACKAGE

Enhance your stay by upgrading to a

4* hotel (surcharge varies) or enjoy

a 1st class upgrade on your train

journeys for £42 per person.

DELUXE PACKAGE

EXCURSION MOUNT PILATUS

from £29 per person

EXCURSION ROCHERS-DE-NAYE

from £22 per person

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Rochers-de-Naye

Enjoy a luxury treat by upgrading to

a 5* hotel.

EXTEND YOUR STAY

Experience more by adding

additional destinations. Our team

will customise your holidays for a

truly individual experience.

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5 DAYS LUGANO – LUCERNE

Daily departures *

from £785 per person incl. flights

Gotthard

Panorama Express

The Gotthard Panorama Express links two of Switzerland’s

most attractive regions: Central Switzerland and Ticino.

It starts in Italian-speaking Lugano with its Mediterranean

climate, palm trees and glittering blue lakes. Then

it continues by train to Flüelen. Change here to an

unforgettable cruise aboard a vintage paddle steamer and

glide into Lucerne, the most central part of Switzerland.

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Gotthard Panorama Express

A sample itinerary

DAY 1

ARRIVAL LUGANO

Transfer to Lugano. The town piazzas,

and blooming flowers in the lakeside

Belvedere Gardens invite you to relax

and unwind.

DAY 2

EXPLORE LUGANO

Time at leisure. Why not take the boat

across the lake to the picturesque

fishing village of Gandria and have lunch

at one of the beautiful rustic grottos.

Explore the winding, cobbled streets

before returning by boat to Lugano.

DAY 3

GOTTHARD PANORAMA EXPRESS

Travel along the old Gotthard Route

from the Mediterranean south to

the traditional heart of Switzerland,

finishing with a lake cruise across

Lake Lucerne. Take in the amazing

scenery all around you, from the

imposing mountain peaks to the

forest covered shores, all reflected

in the crystal clear water.

DAY 4

EXPLORE LUCERNE

Time at leisure. Thanks to its

beautiful lakeside setting and

the nearby mountain excursions of

Rigi, Pilatus and Stanserhorn, the

town is a popular destination for

many travellers.

DAY 5

DEPARTURE

Departure by rail transfer.

Highlights


Lugano – a city of parks and flowers,


Gotthard Panorama Express –

villas and sacred buildings with

a 182 km (5h 30min) journey

Mediterranean flair 2

from the Mediterranean south


Lucerne – beautiful lakeside setting through the Gotthard tunnel over

and nearby mountains such as Rigi, the Alps and onward by boat across

Pilatus and Stanserhorn 3 Lake Lucerne 1

BASEL

BERN

LUCERNE

3

4

ZURICH

Offer includes:


Economy return flights from UK

including 1 piece of hold luggage

and all taxes


2 night stay with breakfast and

city tax in Lugano


2 night stay with breakfast and

city tax in Lucerne


Rail ticket 2nd class: border/

airport – Lugano – Lucerne –

border/airport including up

to 50% reductions on selected

transport services (mountain

railways, trains, buses and boats


Seat reservation 1st class

Gotthard Panorama Express

Lugano – Lucerne


Swiss GENEVA Coupon Pass

ENGELBERG

1

ANDERMATT

LOCARNO

ASCONA

2

LUGANO

ST. MORITZ

ITALY

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2

Lugano

3

Lucerne

2

Lake Lugano

3

Evening at Vierwaldstaettersee, Lucerne

4

Kapellbruecke

Make it your own

SUPERIOR PACKAGE

Enhance your stay by upgrading to a

4* hotel (surcharge varies) or enjoy

a 1st class upgrade on your train

journeys for £28 per person.

DELUXE PACKAGE

Indulge by upgrading to a luxury stay

in a 5* hotel.

CUSTOMISE YOUR STAY

Combine Glacier, Bernina &

Gotthard Panorama Express.

5 days / 4 nights

from £925 per person

EXCURSION STANSERHORN

from £30 per person

EXCURSION MOUNT PILATUS

from £29 per person

* Operating times:

18 Apr – 18 Oct 2020, Tuesday

to Sunday and public holidays

The Gotthard Panorama

Express does not operate

on Mondays.

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Grand Tour of

Switzerland

A stunning route through Switzerland –

whether by train or by car.

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Why the Grand Tour?

Switzerland is a country with an infallible

public transport system so why travel by

car, I asked myself? The answer became

apparent within the first few miles…

In my opinion:

“While my route incorporated popular

tourist destinations such as Montreux –

Interlaken – Lucerne, I could not help

but get excited about new, unfamiliar

sights along the way: Gland, a small

village above Lake Geneva, stunning views

of soft rolling mountain pastures in the

Gruyeres – Pays-d’Enhaut region, a pit

stop at a small local bar/restaurant in

Beatenberg overlooking Lake Thun, a car

ferry from Gersau to Beckenried across

Lake Lucerne. These were all a revelation

to an avid public transport user such as

myself. Armed with my Grand Tour map

and guidebook and helped by the many

Grand Tour signposts along the way, it was

much easier than anticipated. A Grand Tour

by electric car is now the next challenge

on my ‘Switzerland bucket list’!”

Kristina Luehr Product

Grand Tour sign near Chexbres, Lavaux

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8 DAYS INTERLAKEN – MONTREUX –

ZERMATT – ST. MORITZ – LUGANO –

LUCERNE – ST. GALLEN

Daily departures *

SCHAFFHAUSEN

from £1335 per person incl. flights

Grand Train Tour of

Switzerland “Original”

BASEL

LUCERNE

BERN

ZURICH ST. GALLEN

4

RIGI

FLÜELEN

FLIMS/LAAX

CHUR

DAVOS

Explore the cultural differences within the country and

its 4 languages, all the while taking in some spectacular

countryside and staying in beautiful Swiss towns. It’s a great

opportunity to visit the very best of Switzerland on some of

the most exciting scenic trains in Europe.

switzerlandtravelcentre.com/grandtraint

A sample itinerary

DAY 1

ARRIVAL SWITZERLAND –

INTERLAKEN

Individual travel via Lucerne to

Interlaken along the shores of

crystal-clear lakes, past romantic

waterfalls and over the magnificent

Brünig mountain pass. Overnight

in Interlaken.

DAY 2

INTERLAKEN – MONTREUX /

GOLDENPASS LINE

Your journey continues with the

GoldenPass Line through the wild

and romantic Pays d’Enhaut through

scenic villages along the shores of

Lake Geneva. Overnight in Montreux.

DAY 3

MONTREUX – ZERMATT

Travel from Montreux to Zermatt.

Zermatt lies at the foot of the

Matterhorn and offers plenty of

things to explore. Enjoy a leisure

day on your own and don`t miss

out an excursion to the Gornergrat.

Overnight in Zermatt.

DAY 4

ZERMATT – ST. MORITZ /

GLACIER EXPRESS

Glacier Express from Zermatt to St.

Moritz. Enjoy some of the spectacular

scenery Switzerland has to offer. Along

the deep Rhone valley, the Glacier

Express travels through an incredibly

fascinating part of the Alps. Overnight

in St. Moritz.

1 INTERLAKEN

5

LAUSANNE

2

MONTREUX GSTAAD

BRIG

VISP

ZERMATT

winding tunnels before reaching

Offer includes:

Tirano in Italy. Change to

the Bernina Express Bus which


Economy return flights from UK


will take you onwards to Ticino.

including 1 piece of hold luggage

Overnight in Lugano.

and all taxes

DAY 6


7 nights stay with breakfast and

LUGANO – LUCERNE /

city tax in Interlaken, Montreux,

GOTTHARD PANORAMA EXPRESS

Zermatt, St. Moritz, Lugano,

Lucerne and St. Gallen

The Gotthard Panorama Express travels

from the Mediterranean south to the •

Grand Train Tour Ticket, 2nd class

traditional heart of Switzerland. From

Flüelen you will have a boat ride over

Lake Lucerne. Overnight in Lucerne.

DAY 7

LUCERNE – ST. GALLEN /

VORALPEN-EXPRESS

Enjoy the beautiful 2.5h journey with

the Voralpen-Express which connects

Central and Eastern Switzerland.

Overnight stay in St. Gallen

DAY 8

DEPARTURE ST. GALLEN

Individual return journey.

Highlights


45 attraction highlights along

the route


12 UNESCO World Heritage Sites


22 Lakes


4 Language regions

• 2 Biosphere Reserves

ANDERMATT

LOCARNO

LUGANO

3

ST. MORITZ

ITALY

50% discount ticket for most

trains, buses, boats and

mountain railways


Seat reservation 2nd class

GoldenPass Line, Glacier and

Bernina Express and 1st class

Gotthard Panorama Express

and Voralpen-Express


Swiss Coupon Pass

From price is based from 18 Apr – 11 Oct 2020, sharing a double-bedded

room in a 3* hotel.

TIRANO

DAY 5

ST. MORITZ – LUGANO /

BERNINA EXPRESS

Board the Bernina Express. Travel over

circular viaducts and pass through

5

Photo-Spot Walliser`s barn in Goms

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Riviera of Montreux

Sunset on Lake Geneva

4

Shopping at Muenzplatz, Zurich

3

Rhaetian Railway in the Albula Valley before Preda

1

Observation Platform, Interlaken

Make it your own

SUPERIOR PACKAGE

Enhance your stay by upgrading to a

4* or 5* hotel (surcharge varies) or

enjoy a 1st class rail journey for £132

per person.

DELUXE PACKAGE

For an enhanced experience upgrade

to the Excellence Class on the Glacier

Express from Zermatt – St. Moritz

(price on request).

CUSTOMISE YOUR STAY

Travel suggestions for shorter stays:

“Classic” route,

7 days / 6 nights

from £1209 per person

“Top Attractions” route,

5 days / 4 nights

from £835 per person

“Glacier & Palm Trees” route,

4 days / 3 nights

from £735 per person

“Stunning Waters” route,

3 days / 2 nights

from £529 per person

“Hidden Treasures” route,

3 days / 2 nights

from £605 per person

* Operating times

Glacier Express does not run

from 12 Oct – 12 Dec 2020.

Bernina Express Bus runs from

09 Apr – 25 Oct, daily and from

20 Feb – 04 Apr and 29 Oct –

29 Nov, Thurs to Sun.

Gotthard Panorama Express

operates from 18 Apr – 18 Oct,

Tues – Sun (no service on Mon).

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9 DAYS ZURICH – ST. GALLEN – DAVOS –

LUGANO – ZERMATT – MONTREUX –

GSTAAD – LUCERNE

Daily departures

from £1229 per person incl. flights

Grand Tour

of Switzerland

This route leads you through 1600 kilometres of the country’s

most beautiful regions. You will travel through four linguistic

regions, over five Alpine passes, to twelve UNESCO World

Heritage Sites and two biosphere reserves and along 22 lakes.

switzerlandtravelcentre.com/grand-tour

1

Lavaux

A sample itinerary

DAY 1

ARRIVAL SWITZERLAND

Individual travel to Zurich. Zurich, the

“metropolis of experiences” offers a

unique mixture of attractions that you

can enjoy by yourself on your first day.

Overnight in Zurich.

DAY 2

ZURICH – ST. GALLEN (CA. 150 KM)

On your way to St. Gallen stopover

at the Rhine Falls, Europe’s largest

waterfall. In St. Gallen the Abbey

precinct with the cathedral and Abbey

Library has been accorded UNESCO

World Heritage listing and belongs to

the top attractions along the Grand

Tour. Overnight in St. Gallen.

DAY 3

ST. GALLEN – DAVOS (CA. 160 KM)

On your way to Davos you will pass

the village of Appenzell. The Appenzell

region is known for rural customs and

traditions. Continue your drive and

have a stopover at Heidi’s Village in

Maienfeld. Overnight in Davos.

DAY 4

DAVOS – LUGANO (CA. 290 KM)

Today’s journey takes you to Lugano

in the south of Switzerland, where

you have several opportunities to

experience the Grand Tour attractions.

We recommend a stroll around the

historical old-town and an excursion to

San Salvatore or Monte Brè. Overnight

in Lugano.

DAY 5

LUGANO – ZERMATT (CA. 215 KM)

Leaving Lugano for Zermatt. On your

way lies Ascona. Continue your journey

and arrive in the region Valais. Here lies

the Aletsch Glacier. Continue moving

down to Täsch which is your last stop

by car before you continue by train on

to Zermatt. Overnight in Zermatt.

DAY 6

ZERMATT – MONTREUX

(CA. 150 KM)

A morning trip up the exhilarating

open-air Gornergrat railway is not to

be missed. Back in Täsch your route

begins with a stunning drive

up through the Valais, heading

through Sierre, Sion, Martigny and

Aigle. Continue along the shores of

Lake Geneva to Montreux. Overnight

in Montreux.

DAY 7

MONTREUX – GSTAAD (CA. 330 KM)

Drive through the orchards and

terraced vineyards of the Lavaux to

Lausanne and from here continue

your drive to Freiburg. Further on your

way you will pass the Greyerzer region,

with its rolling green landscape.

Overnight in Gstaad.

DAY 8

GSTAAD – LUCERNE (CA. 315 KM)

Continue your drive to Interlaken.

From Interlaken you can experience

the majestic Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau

summits. If you have some time left

before you head to Lucerne, Berne,

UNESCO World Heritage is the place to

spend it. Overnight in Lucerne.

DAY 9

DEPARTURE LUCERNE – ZURICH

(CA. 140 KM)

You will spend your last day in

one of the most beautiful cities in

Switzerland. One of the highlights of

Lucerne is the Chapel Bridge. Drive

back to Zurich for rental car drop-off at

the airport and return journey.

GENEVA

LAUSANNE

1

MONTREUX

Highlights

BASEL

BIEL/BIENNE

BERN

GSTAAD


45 attraction highlights along

the route

VISP

ZERMATT


12 UNESCO World Heritage Sites


22 Lakes

Offer includes:

5

SCHAFFHAUSEN

2

SAAS-FEE

RIGI

LUCERNE 3

INTERLAKEN

WENGEN

7


Economy return flights from UK

including 1 piece of hold luggage

and all taxes


8 night stay with breakfast and

city tax in Zurich, St. Gallen,

Davos, Lugano, Zermatt,

Montreux, Gstaad and Lucerne


Rental car for 9 days with pickup

and drop-off at Zurich Airport

BRIG

WINTERTHUR

ST. GALLEN 6

ZURICH

ANDERMATT

8

LOCARNO

LUGANO


4 Language regions


5 Alpine passes



CHUR

2 Biosphere Reserves

DAVOS

4

ST. MORITZ

1600km full of captivating landscapes


Free parking at all hotels (except

in Zermatt/Täsch and Montreux)


Train ticket Täsch – Zermatt –

Täsch in 2nd class


Grand Tour of Switzerland Road

Map from Hallwag


Grand Tour of Switzerland

Travel Guide


Swiss Coupon Pass

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The Rhine Falls

Lake Lucerne

4

Davos

2

Furka pass road to the beginning of the Rhone valley, Obergoms, Valais

8

Giornico, Ticino

Grand Tour of Switzerland

6

St. Gallen

Make it your own

SUPERIOR PACKAGE

DELUXE PACKAGE

CUSTOMISE YOUR STAY

Enhance your stay by upgrading

to a 4* hotel (surcharge varies) or

enjoy a higher vehicle category

(price on request).

Indulge by upgrading to a luxury stay

at a 5* hotel (surcharge varies) or by

arranging an electro vehicle (Tesla or

Audi e-tron, price on request).

Travel suggestions for shorter stays:

“West & South” route,

6 days / 5 nights

from £960 per person

“Northwest & Central” route,

6 days / 5 nights

from £945 per person

“East & South” route,

6 days / 5 nights

from £925 per person

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5 DAYS LUCERNE – INTERLAKEN –

TOP OF EUROPE/JUNGFRAUJOCH

Daily departures

from £765 per person incl. flights

BASEL

ZURICH

Best of Switzerland

Spend two nights in the charming town of Lucerne followed

by two nights in Interlaken with a trip to the summit of

the Jungfraujoch.

MONTREUX

GSTAAD

BERN

INTERLAKEN

3

LUCERNE

RIGI

WENGEN GRINDELWALD

1

BRIG

5

ENGELBERG

TITLIS

4

2

switzerlandtravelcentre.com/bestswitzerland

ZERMATT

A sample itinerary

DAY 1

ARRIVAL SWITZERLAND

Individual travel to Lucerne. Depending

on your arrival time, take the

opportunity to discover the Old Town.

Overnight in Lucerne.

DAY 2

LUCERNE / MOUNT TITLIS

OR MOUNT PILATUS

(OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS)

Choose between a visit to Mount

Titlis, the highest glacier in Central

Switzerland or Mount Pilatus (optional

excursions, surcharge applies), with

the world’s steepest cogwheel railway.

Overnight in Lucerne.

Offer includes:


Economy return flights from UK

including 1 piece of hold luggage

and all taxes


2 night stay with breakfast and

city tax in Lucerne


2 night stay with breakfast and

city tax in Interlaken


Rail ticket 2nd class: border/

airport – Lucerne – Interlaken –

border/airport including

up to 50% reductions on selected

transport services (mountain

railways, trains, buses and boats)


Excursion Jungfraujoch

(unguided)


Swiss Coupon Pass

From price is based for 01 – 30 Apr 2020, sharing a double-bedded room

in a 3* hotel. From Jan – Mar lower prices apply and from May – Oct higher

prices apply.

DAY 3

LUCERNE– INTERLAKEN

Entertaining journey on board the

Zentralbahn or a regional train via

the Brünig Pass to Interlaken.

Overnight in Interlaken.

DAY 4

EXCURSION JUNGFRAUJOCH

Highlights

The Jungfrau Railway leads to the

highest train station in Europe and

offers unbelievable views of the

mountain giants Eiger, Mönch and

Jungfrau and the 22 km long Aletsch

Glacier. Overnight in Interlaken.

DAY 5

DEPARTURE

Rail transfer to Zürich and return

journey home.


Lucerne – sited on Lake Lucerne

with most impressive views and

lake cruises


Mount Pilatus – reachable via aerial

cableway “Dragon Ride” or with

world`s steepest cog railway 5


Mount Titlis – breathtaking panorama

and adventurous activities such as

the chairlift “Ice Flyer” 4


Interlaken – encircled by the three

mighty mountains, Eiger, Mönch

and Jungfrau 3


Jungfraujoch – at 3454 m the highest

railway station in Europe and

UNESCO heritage site 1

1

Observatory on the Jungfraujoch

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2

Dragon Ride, Lake Lucerne

3

Interlaken

1

Jungfrau Railway

4

Titlis Rotair

5

Lucerne & Pilatus

Make it your own

SUPERIOR PACKAGE

Enhance your stay by upgrading

to a 4* hotel (surcharge varies) or

enjoy a 1st class rail journey for

£60 per person.

EXCURSION MOUNT PILATUS

from £29 per person

EXCURSION STANSERHORN

from £30 per person

EXCURSION MOUNT TITLIS

from £48 per person

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5 DAYS INTERLAKEN – SCHILTHORN –

MORIARTY STEAM RAILWAY

Fixed departure dates

from £999 per person incl. flights

Sherlock Holmes

Moriarty Express

On this journey, you will experience finest nostalgia. You

will start your holidays by stepping into the footsteps of

James Bond in style with a glass of Bollinger followed by the

007 walk of fame. You continue with a nostalgic steam ride

along the shores of Lake Brienz and straight to the Sherlock

Holmes museum where you will learn all about the final

battle between Holmes and Moriarty.

switzerlandtravelcentre.com/james-moriarty

A sample itinerary

DAY 1

ARRIVAL SWITZERLAND

Rail transfer to Interlaken. The

impressive panorama of mountains

and lakes make it one of the most

popular resorts in Switzerland.

1

Moriarty Steam Train

DAY 2

SCHILTHORN

The 2,970 metre Schilthorn offers

the finest views of the Eiger, Mönch

and Jungfrau! The 360-degree

panoramic vista extends over some

200 mountain peaks. Enjoy a special

meal in the world’s first mountain top

revolving restaurant.

BASEL

ZURICH

DAY 3

MORIARTY EXPRESS

On this mysterious day excursion

discover the trail of Professor James

Moriarty (from the famed Sherlock

Holmes novels) and follow in his

footsteps to the mystic setting for

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “Final” novel,

deep in the imposing heartland of

the Swiss Alps.

DAY 4

INTERLAKEN

Today is at your own pace. Perhaps

enjoy a lake cruise or an active

tour by e-bike exploring the hidden

villages around Interlaken.

DAY 5

DEPARTURE

Departure by rail transfer to airport/

border or continuation of your tour.

Highlights


Interlaken – nestles between

the two beautiful lakes of Thun

and Brienz 3


Schilthorn – the James

Bond Mountain 4


Moriarty Steam Train – a nostalgic

steam railway 1


Sherlock Holmes museum – where

the myth lives on 5


Reichenbach Falls – famous scene

of the last battle between Holmes

& Moriarty 2

MONTREUX

GSTAAD

LUCERNE

BERN

ENGELBERG

INTERLAKEN

1

3

2

4

BRIG

ZERMATT

5

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2 3

Reichenbach Falls

View of Interlaken

4

Schilthorn PizGloria

5

Sherlock Holmes Statue & Museum, Meiringen

Offer includes:

2


Economy return flights from UK

including 1 piece of hold luggage

and all taxes


4 night stay with breakfast and

city tax in Interlaken


Excursion Moriarty Steam Train

including coffee, croissants

and lunch


Excursion Schilthorn including

an aperitif, lunch and a

souvenir photo


Rail ticket 2nd class:

border/airport Interlaken –

border/airport


Seat reservation 2nd class

Moriarty Express (Interlaken

– Meiringen) and Meiringen –

Interlaken (Central Bahn)


Cable Car Schilthorn Piz Gloria

Entry Sherlock Holmes museum





Funicular Reichenbach Falls

Interlaken Guestcard

Swiss Coupon Pass

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

July, 21 Aug, 22 Aug, 25 Sep, 26 Sep, 16 Oct and 17 Oct 2020.

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

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

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Make it your own

SUPERIOR PACKAGE

Enjoy a luxury treat by upgrading to

a 4* hotel and 1st class rail journey

(price on request).

EXTEND YOUR STAY

Experience more by adding

additional nights in Interlaken or

other destinations. Our team will

customise your holidays for a truly

individual experience.

Walk of Fame, Schilthorn

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3 DAYS LUGANO

Daily departures

from £879 per person incl. flights

BASEL

ZURICH

LUCERNE

Ticino Gastronomy Tour

BERN

ENGELBERG

INTERLAKEN

Ticino, the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland and MONTREUX famous

for its mild and Mediterranean climate, perfect for relaxing

summer holidays with sunshine and blue sky. This 3-day

gastronomy package is a perfect way to experience GENEVA the

culinary delights of food & wine from this region.

switzerlandtravelcentre.com/ticinogastronomy

ZERMATT

BELLINZONA

LOCARNO

ASCONA

3

1

2

LUGANO

ST. MORITZ

ITALY

A sample itinerary

DAY 1

ARRIVAL LUGANO

After arrival, you will experience the

Lugano food and wine tour. Enjoy a

guided tour around the historical

city of Lugano, making several stops

en route to sample several regional

specialties, washed down with a

Ticinese Merlot.

DAY 2

EXPLORE LUGANO

Boat cruise from Lugano to San Rocco.

Upon arrival at the local restaurant,

enjoy an aperitif before taking part in a

fabulous Risotto Workshop Experience.

DAY 3

DEPARTURE

Individual return journey.

Highlights


Lugano – a city with Mediterranean

flair and southern joie de vivre 1


Private Guided Food & Wine Tour –

get to know the hidden gems and dive

deep into the art & culture of this city

whilst enjoying culinary delicacies

topped with the finest wines


Cruise & Risotto Workshop – learn

a risotto recipe that you will take

home to spoil friends & family

Offer includes:


Economy return flights from

UK including 1 piece of hold

luggage and all taxes


2 nights stay with breakfast

and city tax in Lugano


Rail ticket 2nd class:

border/ airport – Lugano –

border/airport


Ticino Ticket

Cruise and Cook excursion



Private Guided Food & Wine

Tour Lugano


Swiss Coupon Pass

3

Vineyard Dining

From price is based from 18

Apr – 14 Jun and 01 Oct – 31 Oct

2020, sharing a double-bedded

room in a 3* hotel. From 15 Jun

– 30 Sep higher prices apply.

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1

Grotto Milani, Ticino

1

Gabbani Delicatessen, Lugano

2

Grotto Eremo San Nicolao

1

Bottegone del Vino in Lugano

1

Grotto Milani, Ticino

Make it your own

SUPERIOR PACKAGE

Enhance your stay by upgrading to a

4* hotel.

DELUXE PACKAGE

Indulge by upgrading to a luxury stay

in a 5* hotel.

EXCURSION MONTE GENEROSO

from £43 per person

EXCURSION MONTE BRE

from £20 per person

EXCURSION SWISSMINIATUR

from £16 per person

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2 DAYS MOUNT PILATUS

Daily departures

from £159 per person

Starry nights

on Mount Pilatus

The mountain that towers over a city by the lake, Mount

Pilatus offers panoramic views of Lake Lucerne and Central

Switzerland. Travel by panoramic gondela and the steepest

cogwheel railway in the world to reach the Pilatus Kulm

Hotels. At 2,132 metres above sea level the panoramic 360

degree view at the top is simply breath-taking.

1

switzerlandtravelcentre.com/kulm

A sample itinerary

DAY 1

ARRIVAL IN LUCERNE &

MOUNT PILATUS

The hotel is reached from Kriens

via panorama gondolas to the

Fräkmüntegg, continuing upwards by

aerial cableway or in the summer by

the world’s steepest cog railway from

Alpnachstad. Enjoy a welcome drink

and 4-course dinner in the Queen

Victoria dining room. Later in the day

visitors make their decent step out

and gaze up at the beautiful starry

night sky.

DAY 2

DESCENT AND DEPARTURE

Continue your holiday in Switzerland

by extending your stay or decent to

Lucerne and rail transfer to airport for

your return journey home.

Highlights


Pilatus cogwheel railway

1


The panoramic views from

the terrace 2


Nearby hiking trails

3

Dinner in the Queen Victoria


Dining Room 4

2

3 4

Make it your own

SUPERIOR PACKAGE

Enhance your stay and upgrade to

superior room. A supplement from

£28 per person applies.

Offer includes:


1 night stay with breakfast, city

tax and dinner in Pilatus Kulm

Hotels 3*+


Return journey from Lucerne to

Mount Pilatus


Welcome drink


Swiss Coupon Pass

EXTEND YOUR STAY

Discover more by extending your

stay. In the summer months

consider combining your stay with

a hike on one of the many popular

hiking routes.

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

From 1 May – 31 Oct higher prices apply.

All of our itineraries are tailor made just for you.

Call our team to discuss your own bespoke package.

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3 DAYS DAVOS – SCHATZALP

Daily departures

from £330 per person

Slow down in Davos

1

The sunny plateau of Schatzalp is located directly

above Davos. The car-free resort is known as the ‘Magic

Mountain’ due to it’s literary namesake and it’s history

as a centre for wellness. The Hotel Schatzalp with it’s

alpine surroundings is perfect for those who want to

relax for a while whilst appreciating the calm and

tranquil natural landscape.

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A sample itinerary

DAY 1

ARRIVAL IN DAVOS & SCHATZALP

The hotel is reached from Davos by

the original funicular which was built

at the same time as the hotel. Evident

throughout is the original Belle-

Epoque style and its charming lounge,

bar and open fireplace provide a

comfortable place to retreat.

DAY 2

SCHATZALP –

THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN

From the terrace enjoy the wonderful

view surrounded by the botanical

alpine flora. The nearby Alpinim

botanical gardens has over 5000

different plant species. For those

looking for fun, young or old, a ride

on the 500 metres long toboggan run

will surely excite.

DAY 3

DESCENT AND DEPARTURE

Continue your holiday in Switzerland

by extending your stay or decent to

Lucerne and rail transfer to airport for

your return journey home.

Highlights


Belle Epoque nostalgic hotel

1


Schatzalp funicular train

2


Walking Trails

3

• Davos 4

Make it your own

EXTEND YOUR STAY

Discover more by extending

your stay. In the summer months

consider combining your stay with

nearby resorts such as Davos,

Klosters or Arosa.

3

4

Offer includes:


2 night stay with breakfast,

city tax and dinner in Hotel

Schatzalp 3*


Return journey from

Davos – Platz

All of our itineraries are tailor made just for you.

Call our team to discuss your own bespoke package.


Davos – Klosters Premium Card

(from 1 May 2020)


Entry to the Alpinium

botanical gardens


Swiss Coupon Pass

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

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Emotions at 1704 metres

Nature, architecture and gastronomy

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4 DAYS ASCONA

Daily departures

from £1935 per person incl. flights

Ayurveda in Ascona –

Reset, Recharge, Renew

The therapeutic and non-medical health programme by

the Giardino Hotel Ascona provides guests with a holistic

well-being for body, mind and soul.

Garden View

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A sample itinerary

DAY 1

ARRIVAL ASCONA

1st class train ride to Locarno and

ongoing journey to Ascona with the

free shuttle service from Giardino

Hotel Ascona. First consultation and

check-up with your Ayurvedia therapist.

DAY 2 & 3

ASCONA

Consultation, check-up and ayurveda

treatments. Participate in a choice of

optional yoga sessions, day activities

and workshops. Ayurveda breakfast,

lunch and dinner are provided

throughout the day.

Time at leisure to explore Ascona

and the landscapes of Ticino with the

included Ticino Ticket offering free

travel on public transport throughout

the region.

DAY 4

DEPARTURE OR EXTENSION

Closing consultation and Ayurveda

recommendation for use at home.

Return 1st class rail transfer.

Highlights


2 Ayurvedic treatments

(à 60 minutes)


1 Ayurvedic facial (90 minutes)


Ayurvedic Full Board


Anamnesis and pulse diagnosis

with Ayurvedic diet and

lifestyle consultation


Daily Yoga, Pranayama (breath work)

and meditation


Entrance to the wellness area

(sauna, pool, fitness and

health centre)


Weekly programs and excursions

Info meeting on health topics



Closing Consultation

Make it your own

EXTEND YOUR STAY

Experience this holistic treatment over

a longer period of time by increasing

the number of nights. Our team will

customise your holidays for a truly

individual experience.

Offer includes:


Economy return flights from UK

including 1 piece of hold luggage

and all taxes


3 nights in Hotel Giardino 5*,

Ascona with Ayurvedica full board

in double room casa rosa


1st class train ticket from the

airport/border to Locarno

and return

Ayurveda Treatment

Yoga in the Garden


Ticino Ticket – free public

transport, discounts on

cable cars and the Swiss lake

navigation companies and main

tourist attractions


Swiss Coupon Pass

From price example calculated on 10 Sep 2020 for the departure date 05 – 08

Apr 2020, sharing a double-bedded room. Daily updated rates can be found on

our website.

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SKYLINE VIEW

PIZ GLORIA

www.schilthorn.ch

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8 DAYS LAKE THUN

Daily departures

from £1760 per person incl. flights

Wellness at Lake Thun

The 5-star BEATUS Wellness-& Spa-Hotel in Merligen is a

true escape offering an oasis of activities and relaxation

with culinary delights throughout the day. Set in its own

12,000m 2 hotel park directly on the shores of Lake Thun;

this charming hotel is full of distinctive character in

which a world of well-being awaits.

1

BEATUS Wellness- & Spa-Hotel

www.switzerlandtravelcentre.com/wellnessthun

A sample itinerary

DAY 1

ARRIVAL MERLIGEN

Train journey to Thun and change

to local bus or boat for transfer to

Hotel BEATUS. Both bus stop and

boat landing quay are directly at the

hotel. Explore the extensive park and

lakeside facilities or relax in 2,000m 2

wellness and spa landscape.

DAY 2 – 7

A LIFE OF LEISURE

With its prime location right by the

lake, numerous facilities included and

a daily activity programme to join, you

will be pushed for time to enjoy all the

highlights offered by this exceptional

hotel. The wellness and spa area

comprise saltwater in-and-outdoor

pool by the lake, a sauna world with

seven different saunas and steam

baths, indoor sports pool, fitness,

and relax rooms. More active pursuits

include guided hiking and cycling and

a daily excursion programme (Mon-Fri)

to explore the beautiful lakes and

mountains around. The unique ¾

gourmet board including breakfast

buffet or ‘bathrobe breakfast’ in the

Spa café, light lunch, afternoon cake

and 5-course dinner promise culinary

delights throughout the week.

DAY 8

DEPARTURE OR EXTENSION

It will be difficult to leave this tranquil

oasis with its stunning view and mild

climate. Return transfer by bus or

boat and onwards by rail.

Highlights


Stunning location & views at

Hotel Beatus 1


Free access to wellness and

spa facilities 3


Daily gymnastics sessions

Mon – Fri guided hiking, cycling or


excursion trips 2


Free hire of water sports equipment

Full board with weekly specialty


buffets and terrace dining

Make it your own

SUPERIOR PACKAGE

Enhance your stay by upgrading to

a classic lake view room ‘Schilthorn’

with balcony. Enjoy a fresh and airy

feel with a stunning view across

Lake Thun. From £338 per person

double occupancy.

EXTEND YOUR STAY

Need longer to unwind? Why not

stay that little bit longer? From

10 nights or more a generous long

stay discount applies.

2

3

Offer includes:


Economy return flights from UK

including 1 piece of hold luggage

and all taxes


7 nights 5-star BEATUS Wellness- &

Spa-Hotel with ¾ gourmet board in

mountain view room ‘Niederhorn’


2nd class train ticket from

the airport / border to

Merligen return

Saltwater Pool, Hotel Beatus


Half Fare Card


Lake Thun Panorama Card for

free local buses and discounts

at local attractions


Swiss Coupon Pass

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

2020, sharing a twin-bedded room. Single supplement from £715 for 7 nights.

Hiking

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Cities & Culture

Medieval town centres, pristine lakes and rivers, unexpected sights

and always close to nature – Swiss cities in a nutshell.

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4

2

5

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BASEL

Unique ‘three-country setting’; a

cultural powerhouse that gives a

warm local welcome; savour a swim in

Europe’s largest river, the Rhine.

See page 47

2

ZURICH

Where business meets creativity,

tradition meets innovation, nature

meets cutting-edge architecture –

Switzerland’s largest city is full

of contrasts.

See page 48

7

3

BERN

Political centre with a medieval

backdrop, enjoy a slower pace of life

and shopping in this unique UNESCO

World Heritage Site.

See page 49

4

GENEVA

The home of international diplomacy

and world organisations. Discover the

charm of this French-influenced city

on Lake Geneva.

See page 51

5

LUCERNE

Beautiful lakeside town surrounded

by famous mountain peaks offering

numerous cultural highlights; diverse

possibilities beckon.

See pages 52 & 53

6

INTERLAKEN

Adventure sports hub complete

with panoramic vistas; gateway to

a multitude of lake and mountain

excursions, a city right at the heart of

Swiss tourism.

See pages 54/55

8

7 8

LUGANO

The dolce vita and flair of Italy meet

Swiss efficiency; the exotic palm trees

lining the lakeside make it the perfect

choice for a relaxing, sunny break.

See pages 56/57

MONTREUX

Terraced vineyards alongside the lake,

mountain panoramas, a medieval

castle; discover jazz, wine and culinary

delights – the perfect combination.

See pages 58/59

GERMANY

BASEL

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2

ZURICH

ST. GALLEN

APPENZELL

FRANCE

SOLOTHURN

BIEL/BIENNE

BURGDORF

NEUCHÂTEL

BERN

3

LUCERNE

5

ALTDORF

BUCHS

CHUR

DAVOS

AUSTRIA

FRIBOURG

THUN 6

INTERLAKEN

LAUSANNE

ANDERMATT

ST. MORITZ

MONTREUX

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SIERRE

VISP BRIG LUGANO

4

GENEVA

LOCARNO

MARTIGNY

ZERMATT

7

ITALY

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SUMMER

IN THE CITY.

A swim in the Rhine is a wonderfully refreshing experience on hot summer days.

Discover more about Basel

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2 DAYS BASEL

Daily departures

from £125 per person

48 Hours in Basel

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

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

numerous museums.

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DAY 1 AM

Arrival in Basel. This is the city of

culture, tradition-conscious and open

minded at the same time. Immerse

yourself immediately into local life

off the beaten tracks and get to

know “iconic Basel”. On a self-guided

walking tour you will join in Basel’s

love affair with food. Starting at its

oldest bakery you will visit five venues,

each with different food concepts

revealing Basel’s multicultural soul.

DAY 1 PM

Discover more of Switzerland’s oldest

university city as you stroll around

Basel’s romantic old town with its

narrow streets, hidden squares, more

than 180 fountains and its wellpreserved

old buildings. From nearby

Schifflände pier, river boats depart for

a 3-Country cruises (50% discount with

BaselCard). Alternatively, cross famous

Mittlere Brücke and discover the

Kleinbasel side of the Rhine.

Offer includes:


1 Night stay in Basel, GAIA

Hotel 4* including breakfast

and city tax


BaselCard for local transportation

and various discounts


1 Self-guided Food Tour

1 Shopping tour with a local


3 hours

Evening at Vierwaldstaettersee, Lucerne


2 for 1 Public City Tour of the

Old Town


2 for 1 Main course at

Restaurant Atelier


Small Souvenir gift


Swiss Coupon Pass

DAY 2 AM

Want to learn where locals prefer to

shop? Whether you are looking for

delicacies from a local market, want

to discover little independent shops

for artisan jewellery or handicraft or

are looking for the major department

stores, your guide will tailor-make

your shopping spree according to your

wishes. Afterwards, take a break and

relax at Restaurant Atelier with a 2 for 1

voucher for the main course.

DAY 2 PM

Not without reason, Basel is known

as Switzerland’s culture capital. Art

can be seen wherever you go. View

the amazing collection of works from

classical to modernism or one of the

sensational exhibitions at Fondation

Beyeler. Visit Kunstmuseum Basel,

which is the oldest publicly accessible

art collection in the world. Museum

Tinguely houses the greatest collection

of the most important Swiss artist of

the 20th century. Departure.

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

a twin bedded room. On weekdays and during fairs, higher prices apply.

More hotels, itineraries and excursions on

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2 DAYS ZURICH

Daily departures

from £155 per person

48 Hours in Zurich

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

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

well as the most flamboyant nightlife in Switzerland.

switzerlandtravelcentre.com/zurichcity

DAY 1 AM

Arrival in Zurich. Take a stroll along

the famous Bahnhofstrasse – Zurich’s

shopping paradise for a spot of window

shopping. A quick detour will lead

you to the narrower cobbled streets

of Zurich’s Old Town and its smaller,

independent artisan shops. A 2 for 1

platter with specialities from Ticino

at La Bottega Di Mario will be just the

thing for an early, light lunch before

continuing your discovery of Zurich.

DAY 2 AM

Head towards Bürkliplatz down by the

lake for Lake Zurich’s leisure boats

and a short relaxing lake cruise before

walking along the lake towards Museum

Rietberg. Set in its own beautiful park

the three villas overlook the lake and

house an impressive art collection.

Entry is free with the Zurich Card.

DAY 1 PM

Gain an overview of the city and

its most famous landmarks on the

included city tour taking in highlights,

viewpoints over the city and a photo

stop down by the lake. In the evening

head up high to Felsenegg viewpoint

(incl. with Zurich Card) for an Al fresco

2 for 1 Cheese Fondue. For a nightcap

or nightclub refer to the free entry

suggestions of your Zurich Card.

Offer includes:


1 Night stay in Zurich, Sorell

Hotel Rex 3* including breakfast

and city tax


24h Zurich Card for local

transportation and various

discounts


2 for 1 voucher, speciality food

platter at La Bottega di Mario

Evening at Vierwaldstaettersee, Lucerne


2h Zurich City Tour by coach


Free Felsenegg Excursion with

Zurich Card


2 for 1 Cheese Fondue voucher

Free Lake Zurich cruise with


Zurich Card


Swiss Coupon Pass

DAY 2 PM

For lunch head into the Old Town with

its numerous restaurants, cafés and

bars. Our tip try restaurant Au Gust

for meat and sausage specialities and

receive a culinary surprise with your

Zurich Card. Close by you will find the

old Botanic Garden, the Toy Museum,

Giacometti hall and an array of artisan

shops. Dinner has to be the original

Zurich dish ‘Züri Geschnetzeltes’ – try

Zeughauskeller near the main station

for a traditional setting. Departure.

From price is based on a weekend stay (Fri,Sat or Sun) Apr – Oct 2020,

sharing a twin bedded room.

More hotels, itineraries and excursions on

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2 DAYS BERN

Daily departures

from £150 per person

48 Hours in Bern

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

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

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

switzerlandtravelcentre.com/berncity

DAY 1 AM

Arrival in Bern. You will be able to

get to know the unique beauty of

Switzerland’s capital by joining the

included city tour before midday.

During your walk through the Old

Town, which is a UNESCO World

Heritage Site, you will learn numerous

important and humorous facts about

daily life as well as its history.

DAY 1 PM

Stop at one of the small street cafes

or vaulted cellars full of locals for

lunch and feel the relaxed Bernese

way of life. The long arcades – with

6 kilometres these are the longest

covered Shopping promenades in

Europe – invite you to stroll along

the streets which preserved a very

traditional atmosphere. Stop around

Kornhaus area for a drink and dinner

in one of the many traditional or

trendy restaurants.

DAY 2 AM

Head to the impressive

Kirchenfeldbrücke with great views of

the city and the river Aare. On the other

side you will find the Einstein Museum,

where a visit is included. It is a ‘must’

with its powerful presentation of the

life and work of Albert Einstein, who

was living in Bern when his theory of

relativity turned our perceptions of

space and time upside down.

DAY 2 PM

A very pleasant stroll along the

Aare takes you to the restaurant Old

Tramdepot, where you can enjoy a

seasonal dish, a locally brewed beer

and fantastic views. Famous Bear Park

is just two steps further. Don’t miss

this opportunity to take pictures of

the heraldic animal which, according

to legend, gave the city its name.

A little detour takes you to one of the

most beautiful parks in Bern with an

unrivalled view over the rooftops,

the minster and the loop of the Aare

River. Departure.

Offer includes:


1 Night stay in Bern, Kreuz Bern

Modern City Hotel 3* including

breakfast and city tax


Bern Ticket for whole stay – free

public transport in the city

Evening at Vierwaldstaettersee, Lucerne


90min guided City Walk


Entrance to Einstein Museum


Swiss Coupon Pass

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

a twin bedded room. On weekdays higher prices apply.

More hotels, itineraries and excursions on

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2 DAYS GENEVA

Daily departures

from £135 per person

48 Hours in Geneva

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

a worldwide reputation, the city is a centre of diplomacy and international organisations.

Still it has kept the local charm and elegance of French speaking Switzerland.

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DAY 1 AM

Arrival in Geneva. Take in the

multicultural atmosphere as you

head down to Quai du Mont-Blanc,

where flowers, outdoor art exhibitions

abound on the picturesque northern

lakeshore promenade. The included

transport card allows unlimited travel

on the public transport network – try

out the Mouettes Genevoises, the

yellow taxi boats.

DAY 1 PM

Discover the highlights of Geneva on a

guided city tour. Travel by bus through

the international sector with its peacemaking

organizations, marvel at the

famous fountain “Jet d’Eau” before

you board the Mini Tramway for a tour

through the narrow streets of the Old

Town. Your guide will take you on foot

to the heart of the historical centre.

Have dinner at one of the traditional

restaurants here or head back for

2 for 1 Swiss menu at Restaurant Hotel

Edelweiss just a stone’s throw from

the lake.

DAY 2 AM

Admire some of the major attractions

from a different perspective. Exchange

your 2 for 1 Voucher for a 24h Geneva

Pass at the Tourist Office and head

down to the pier for an included

boat trip “Cruise of the Mermaid”.

Alternatively visit Geneva Beach, a large

lakeside area for sport enthusiasts, or

check out the kayaks, pedal-boats or

stand-up paddles (30-60 min. incl. with

Geneva Pass).

DAY 2 PM

Dive in the fascinating world of CERN

– the European Organization for

Nuclear Research is home to the largest

particle physics laboratory in the world.

Discover the mysteries of the Universe

on a free guided tour. Alternatively

visit the Patek Philippe Museum

for an insight into watch-making and

an extraordinary collection of the

brand. Departure.

Offer includes:


1 Night stay in Geneva, Drake

Longchamp Swiss Quality Hotel

3* including breakfast and

city tax


Geneva Transport Card for

local transportation

Evening at Vierwaldstaettersee, Lucerne


2h Geneva City Tour by coach


2 for 1 voucher for

Edelweiss Menu


Swiss Coupon Pass

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

sharing a twin bedded room. On weekdays higher prices apply.

More hotels, itineraries and excursions on

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5 DAYS LUCERNE – RIGI –

STANSERHORN

Daily departures from 01 May to 31 Oct

BASEL

ZURICH

from £829 per person incl. flights

Lucerne

BERN

LUCERNE

1

3

2

4

ENGELBERG

Discover Lucerne’s landmarks and the picturesque old-town

as well as the stunning surroundings. In a perfect setting by

MONTREUX

the shores of Lake Lucerne, flanked by Mount Rigi and Mount

Pilatus, this beautiful city is the ideal starting point for the

many highlights of Central Switzerland.

GSTAAD

INTERLAKEN

BRIG

ANDERMATT

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ZERMATT

A sample itinerary

Highlights

DAY 1

ARRIVAL LUCERNE

Travel by train to Lucerne, situated in

a beautiful lakeside setting with an

impressive mountain backdrop. Check

into the 3* Hotel des Alpes located

in the heart of pedestrian downtown,

where you are based for 4 nights.

Time at leisure to stroll around the

charming old town.

DAY 2

MOUNT RIGI

Today you explore the Queen of

the Mountains – Mount Rigi – with

spectacular views and over 75 miles

of hiking trails. Reach the summit by

boot and cog railway and see snowcapped

Alps, 13 lakes, birds-eye views

of cites like Lucerne and Zug as well

as on clear days as far as Germany

and France.

DAY 3

LUCERNE

Tradition and modernity stand sideby-side

with ease in Lucerne. On a

guided walking tour you visit famous

sights such as the Chapel Bridge, the

Jesuit Church and the modern Culture

and Convention Centre Lucerne (KKL).

Learn about the history but also get

an insight of the everyday life.

DAY 4

STANSERHORN

In the morning board your boat to

Hergiswil, where you connect to a

train to Stans and the valley station

of the Stanserhorn Bahn. Ride a

vintage railway followed by the worlds

first open top cable car “CabriO”.

The open upper deck and large glass

front offer truly breathtaking and

spectacular views.

DAY 5

DEPARTURE

Rail transfer to airport and return

journey home.


Lucerne – beautiful lakeside setting

with stunning panorama 1


Lake Lucerne – great scenic variety

2


Mount Rigi – the Queen of the

Mountains 3


Stanserhorn – amazing views from

CabriO cable car 4

Offer includes:


Economy return flights from

UK including 1 piece of hold

luggage and all taxes


4 nights stay with breakfast

and city tax in Hotel des

Alpes 3*


All rail transfers as described

in 2nd


Visitor Card Lucerne for free

use of buses and train of city

network


Rigi excursion with lake cruise

Stanserhorn excursion




Guided walking tour

Swiss Coupon Pass

1

Lucerne

From price is based from

01 May – 31 Oct, sharing a

double-bedded room.

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1

Lucerne

2

Paddlesteamer with Mount Pilatus

4

Stanserhorn

3

View from Mount Rigi

Make it your own

SUPERIOR PACKAGE

Enhance your stay and upgrade to a

Superior Room with River View and

add an upgrade to 1st class train

journey for £118 per person.

SWISS DINNER &

FOLKLORE SHOW

from £66 per person

Spend a unique evening in the

midst of Swiss folklore with alphorns,

cowbells and yodelling while you

enjoy great traditional food in

Lucerne’s Stadtkeller.

RIGI CHEESE FARM

from £30 per person

Alp Chäserenholz, a traditional

dairy, is just a 20 minutes’ walk down

from the summit of Mount Rigi.

Venture into the cheese cellar before

you taste your typical Swiss Cheese

Fondue or Raclette.

All of our itineraries are tailor

made just for you.

Our team will customise your

holiday for a truly individual

experience.

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5 DAYS INTERLAKEN – SCHILTHORN –

JUNGFRAUJOCH

Daily departures 01 Apr – 31 Oct

from £730 per person incl. flights

Interlaken

Take in the beauty of the area during your unforgettable stay

in the renowned Bernese Oberland. The mix of cosmopolitan

flair, idyllic villages, impressive mountains with spectacular

views and deep blue lakes will impress you and the choice

of excursions and activities is endless.

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Harder Kulm Above Interlaken

A sample itinerary

DAY 1

ARRIVAL INTERLAKEN

From the airport you connect easily by

train to Interlaken, the famous holiday

destination nestled perfectly between

Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. Check-in

your 3* Hotel Beausite for 4 nights,

then stroll along the Höhematte and

through the alleyways of Interlaken.

DAY 2

SCHILTHORN

Discover the James Bond Mountain

– the exhilarating and impressive

Schilthorn. Stunning views over the

Swiss Skyline with more than 200 peaks

await. Try the 007 Walk of Fame and

explore Bond World 007 at Piz Gloria.

At Birg station feel an adrenaline rush

while you dare the Thrill Walk and

Skyline Walk before you relax with your

included 2 for 1 meal at the restaurant.

DAY 3

INTERLAKEN

There is a range of additional

excursions available. Whether you

choose an adventure activity like a Jet

Boat ride, a relaxing day on the lake or

an excursion to the Open Air Museum

Ballenberg near Brienz where you can

discover Swiss heritage and culture –

there is something to suit all tastes.

For a real insider’s perspective on

Interlaken, join the included walking

tour through Interlaken (Mon, Wed

or Sat).

DAY 4

JUNGFRAUJOCH

A highlight of every visit to Jungfrau

Region is of course a visit to the

Jungfraujoch, known as the “Top of

Europe”, boasting Europe’s highest

altitude railway station. Visit the

Sphinx Observation Terrace and

admire the breathtaking Alpine

panorama of ice, snow and rock. Stroll

through the tunnels of the Ice Palace,

set in the heart of the glacier.

DAY 5

DEPARTURE

Departure by rail transfer to airport/

border or continuation of your tour.

Highlights


Bernese Oberland – picturesque,

picture-perfect landscapes 1


Interlaken – a magical blend of

lakes and mountains 2


Schilthorn – perfect view of the

Swiss Skyline with Eiger, Mönch

and Jungfrau 3


Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe

4

Lake Thun & Brienz – enjoy


action or relaxation on the

deep blue lakes 5

MONTREUX

GSTAAD

Offer includes:

1

BASEL

BERN

INTERLAKEN

5

ENGELBERG

WENGEN GRINDELWALD

3

ZERMATT


Economy return flights from UK

including 1 piece of hold luggage

and all taxes


4 nights stay with breakfast and

city tax in Hotel Beausite 3*


All rail transfers as described in

2nd class

2

BRIG

4

LUCERNE

Call our team to discuss your own bespoke package.

ZURICH


Schilthorn excursion


Jungfraujoch excursion



Interlaken Guest Card


Swiss Coupon Pass

Guided Interlaken Walking Tour

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Jungfrau Region

2

Interlaken

3

Schilthorn

4

Jungfraujoch

5

Jet Boat

Make it your own

SUPERIOR PACKAGE

Enhance your stay and upgrade to the

4* Hotel Krebs in Interlaken and add

an upgrade to 1st class train journey

from £445 per person.

For a luxurious stay we recommend the

5* Lindner Grand Hotel Beau Rivage.

Our team will customize your holiday

for a truly individual experience.

OPENAIR MUSEUM

BALLENBERG EXCURSION

from £38 per person

Travel along Lake Brienz to the living

history museum of Ballenberg. Visit

traditional farmhouses and follow

demonstrations by craftmen and

farmers working with traditional tools.

JET BOAT RIDE

from £79 per person

Feel the right amount of adrenaline

on your Jet Boat Ride on Lake Brienz,

while you see majestic Giessbach

Waterfalls and impressive scenery.

LAKE CRUISE

from £28 per person

1 day lake cruise ticket, unlimited

valid on either Lake Thun or Lake

Brienz. Both lakes have their very own

charm – relax on the sundecks and

alight at as many stages as you wish

to explore romantic lakeside retreats.

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3 DAYS LUGANO – CULINARY TOUR –

MONTE GENEROSO – LAKE CRUISE

Daily departures

BASEL

ZURICH

from £770 per person incl. flights

Lugano

BERN

LUCERNE

ENGELBERG

Lugano is full of Mediterranean flair and southern joie de

vivre. Lying in a spectacular bay of Lake Lugano, it has all

MONTREUX

the advantages of a world-class city combined with the

cachet of a small town. Soak up Lugano’s atmosphere,

savour local specialities and admire the splendid panorama

GENEVA

over Lake Lugano.

switzerlandtravelcentre.com/luganocity

INTERLAKEN

ZERMATT

BELLINZONA

LOCARNO

ASCONA

4

1

3

2

LUGANO

ST. MORITZ

ITALY

A sample itinerary

Highlights

DAY 1

ARRIVAL LUGANO –

GUIDED FOOD AND WINE TOUR

Transfer by rail to Lugano, where you

will be based for 2 nights in the 3*

Continental Parkhotel. Situated amidst

large gardens with vineyards, it is only a

10 minutes’ walk away from the centre

and the lakeside. In the afternoon

you will enjoy a private guided tour

of the historic centre, where you taste

a variety of specialities from Ticino,

including the delicious white Merlot

Wine. Learn of the many curiosities

of the characterful inns, bars and

restaurants along your way and relish

your dinner including local wine, liquor

and water.

DAY 2

MONTE GENEROSO

Situated at the southern end of

Lake Lugano, Monte Generoso is

without doubt one of the best

mountains for views in the canton

of Ticino. Travel by train to Capolago –

Riva S. Vitale, from where you take

the Monte Generoso cog railway

which is about 9 km long and runs

along a magical stretch of mountain

scenery. On top, the restaurant

“Fiore di Pietra” (stone flower),

created by the famous architect

Mario Botta, awaits you with its

picture windows that frame the

breathtaking panorama.

DAY 3

LAKE CRUISE AND DEPARTURE

Gandria, the cosy little border town

lies at the foot of Monte Brè, on the

shores of Lake Lugano. Enjoy a short

but relaxing boat ride, stroll through

the village with its very nostalgic

atmosphere before you head back

to Lugano. Rail transfer to airport or

continue your Swiss stay.


Lugano – Ticino’s Boutique town

1


Monte Generoso – a nostalgic

journey and breath-taking views 2


Lake Lugano – a place to relax

3


Delicacies from Ticino

4

1

View of Lake Lugano

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Lugano

2

Monte Generoso

3

Relaxing at Lake Lugano

4

Delicacies from Ticino

Offer includes:


Economy return flights from UK

including 1 piece of hold luggage

and all taxes


2 nights stay with breakfast

and city tax in Continental

Parkhotel 3*


All rail transfers as described in

2nd class


Ticino Ticket for free public

transport in Ticino


Private guided Food & Wine Tour

incl. full meal


Monte Generoso excursion

Lake Cruise to Gandria



Swiss Coupon Pass

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

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

prices apply.

Our team will customise your holiday for a truly individual experience.

Make it your own

SUPERIOR PACKAGE

Enhance your stay and upgrade to a 4*

hotel and add an upgrade to 1st class

train journey from £107 per person.

EXTEND YOUR STAY

Experience more by adding additional

nights. From April to October, consider

combining your stay with the Bernina

Express Bus from Lugano to Tirano

in Italy, where you connect with the

Scenic Bernina Express to St. Moritz.

For more details, please refer to

page 20 – 21.

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4 DAYS MONTREUX –

CHILLON CASTLE – WINE EXPERIENCE

Daily departures from mid Apr – mid Oct

from £680 per person incl. flights

Montreux

From the lake to the mountains and vineyards – Montreux

is world-famous due to its position right in the heart of the

Swiss Riviera on the shores of Lake Geneva. It attracted and

inspired many artists in search of beauty and tranquillity.

The atmosphere and the Mediterranean climate are perfect

for relaxing, but historic castles, vibrant towns, cultural

events, terraced vineyards and lovely countryside await to

be explored. It goes without saying that the region is also a

paradise for wine lovers and gourmets.

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Montreux

switzerlandtravelcentre.com/montreuxcity

A sample itinerary

BASEL

ZURICH

DAY 1

ARRIVAL MONTREUX

DAY 3

DAY OF WINE

Transfer by rail to Montreux and checkin

at the elegant 4* Golf Hotel René

Capt. Situated on the lakeside, it offers

great views of Lake Geneva and the

Alps. Take a walk along the lake shore

– the promenade is lined with flowers,

Mediterranean trees and Belle Époque

buildings. See the Freddie Mercury

statue on Market Square and visit

The Queen Exhibition at the Montreux

Casino, where the group regularly

recorded between 1978 – 1995.

DAY 2

TO CHILLON CASTLE BY BOAT

Enjoy a short lake cruise to the

famous Chillon Castle. Located on a

rock on the banks of Lake Geneva, it

is one of the best-preserved medieval

castles in Europe and the most visited

historic building in Switzerland. Each

courtyard, hall or room unveils a part

of the castle’s history and a visit is

like going back in time. Guided tours

and audio guides can be booked

at extra cost. Travel back by boat to

Montreux and explore the Old Town.

Adjacent to the steep slopes at the

edge of the forest, but just 10 minutes

for the lakeside, amazing views,

narrow streets, many fountains, small

bistros and typical restaurants are

there to be discovered.

The charming wine-growing village

of Chexbres is only a short train

ride from Montreux. A pleasant walk

from the station will lead you to the

family-owned estate Domaine Bovy,

which offers a breathtaking view of

the terraced vineyards of the UNESCO

region Lavaux. Wine lovers will love

the cellars with large oak barrels,

where the wine tasting will start. Move

then to the wonderful veranda with

spectacular views to try more of the

local wine while you savour a cold

platter of regional specialities.

DAY 4

DEPARTURE

Morning at leisure. Rail transfer

to airport or border and return

journey home.

Highlights


Montreux – postcard landscape at

The Riviera 1


The medieval gem Chillon Castle

2

• Regional Gastronomy 3


Spectacular Lavaux vineyards –

UNESCO World Heritage Site 4

LAUSANNE

GENEVA

MONTREUX

3 4

Offer includes:


Economy return flights from UK

including 1 piece of hold luggage

and all taxes


3 nights stay with breakfast and

city tax in 4* Golf Hotel René Capt


All Rail transfers as described in

2nd class

2

1

GSTAAD

BERN

INTERLAKEN

ZERMATT


Riviera Card for free use of

local buses and trains and

various discounts


Visit to Chillon Castle with

boat trip


Wine Tasting


Swiss Coupon Pass

LUCERNE

ENGELBERG

ASCONA

BELLIN

LU

From price is based from mid Apr – 31 May and 01 Oct – mid October,

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

Call our team to discuss your own bespoke package.

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Riviera of Montreux

2

Chillon Castle

3

Wine Tasting Lake Geneva

4

Lavaux

Make it your own

DELUXE PACKAGE

Enhance your stay and upgrade to

the 5* Royal Plaza Hotel and add an

upgrade to 1st class train journey from

£169 per person.

ROCHERS-DE-NAYE EXCURSION

from £28 per person

Travel on the unique cog railway

through meadows and fields via Glian

and Caux to the rocky viewpoint

of Rochers-de-Naye. Outstanding

panorama, Marmot’s Paradise and two

alpine restaurants await.

CHAPLIN’S WORLD EXCURSION

from £20 per person

Visit the former country estate of the

Chaplin family close to Vevey and learn

about the fascinating artistic works

and private life of Charlie Chaplin.

GLACIER 3000 EXCURSION

from £32 per person

Peak Walk by Tissot, Sledge dogs,

hiking on the glacier plateau, highest

Toboggan run “Alpine Coaster”.

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Active & Nature

Colossal glaciers, raging falls, emerald blue lakes, snow-capped

4000m peaks. Explore Switzerland’s stunning natural beauty.

1

4

2

5

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3

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1

MOUNTAIN PEAKS GRAUBÜNDEN

Have you heard of Corvatsch or

Diavolezza? If not, visit Switzerland’s

number one holiday region where

the Swiss go on holiday.

See page 78

2

SUMMER SKIING ZERMATT

Be active in the mountains:

Ski in the glittering snow on the

glacier in the mornings before

heading for an afternoon hike in

the surrounding mountains.

See page 70

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3

THE SWITZERLAND OF

JAMES BOND

Schilthorn mountain would probably

be not accessible today without him.

Neither would thousands go to see

daring bungy jumpers at the

Verzasca Dam.

See page 72

5

JUNGFRAU REGION

Quintessential Switzerland with flower

strewn meadows, cow bells tingling

and snow-capped mountain peaks

as back-drop. Hiking trails for all

abilities abound.

See page 64

7

4

CYCLING TICINO

The views in Ticino are spectacular

and far easier to enjoy on an e-bike.

Cycle to the picturesque small town of

Ascona for an ice cream overlooking

Lago Maggiore.

See page 68

6

SWITZERLAND, GET NATURAL

Swiss Nature Parks – peaceful and

quiet, great for rest and relaxation

surrounded by beautiful alpine

scenery; they also play a key role in

preserving the flora and fauna.

See page 76

HIKING

Come within a hair’s breadth of an

Ibex along a mountain path, make

rest by an alpine hut and try the local

farmer’s cheese, and dip in an ice-cold

mountain lake.

See pages 62 & 64

GERMANY

BASEL

ZURICH

ST. GALLEN

APPENZELL

FRANCE

SOLOTHURN

BIEL/BIENNE

BURGDORF

NEUCHÂTEL

BERN

FRIBOURG

THUN

INTERLAKEN

LUCERNE

ALTDORF

BUCHS

AUSTRIA

KLOSTERS

CHUR 7

DAVOS

FLIMS/LAAX

6

MORGES

LAUSANNE

MONTREUX

WENGEN

3

5

ANDERMATT

ST. MORITZ

1

SIERRE

VISP

BRIG

GENEVA

LOCARNO

MARTIGNY

ZERMATT

2

ASCONA

4

LUGANO

ITALY

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5 DAYS KLOSTERS – AROSA –

LENZERHEIDE

Daily departures 28 Jun – 08 Oct

from £1045 per person incl. flights

Graubünden

Hiking Tour

Discover the beauty and hidden treasures of Eastern

Switzerland. Explore the mountain trails and valleys of the

fascinating canton of Graubünden. Whether it is the rushing

force of a mountain brook, the delicate alpine flora, the

glistening mountain peaks or lush green pastures BASEL you are

looking for, you will find it all on this exciting trip.

ZURICH

switzerlandtravelcentre.com/graubundenhiking

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BUCHS

Hiking Davos Klosters

A sample itinerary

BERN

ENGELBERG

CHUR

KLOSTERS

2 1

4

5

DAVOS

DAY 1

ARRIVAL SWITZERLAND

Rail transfer from Zurich to Klosters.

Explore the mountain resort of Klosters

and its surrounding valleys and

mountains which offer walking and

hiking opportunities for all levels. The

included Davos/ Klosters premium

guest card will allow you to travel free

in the local area excluding mountain

railways. Alternatively GENEVArelax in the pool

of your 4-star hotel.

DAY 2

KLOSTERS – AROSA

Hike from Klosters over the Strela Pass

through the wild and romantic Sapün

Valley to Arosa. The views and natural

beauty are unique. Hiking time: 6h, or

4h30 using cable car and train.

DAY 3

AROSA

Explore this charming village with its

little shops and cafés. Alternatively

take advantage of the Arosa guest card

to use local cable cars and gondolas

free of charge, giving easy access to a

multitude of walks and hikes.

DAY 4

AROSA – LENZERHEIDE

There are several options today to

shorten your walk depending on

your ability. Walk or take the gondola

to Hörnli at 2,513m. Descend and

cross the Valley Urdentürli. Ascend

to Urdenfürggli and continue up to

Rothorn Gipfel to take the cable car

down to Scharmoin. From Scharmoin

take the downhill path through forests

to Lenzerheide. Hiking time: 6h, or 4h

using cable cars.

DAY 5

DEPARTURE

Rail transfer to airport and return

journey home.

Highlights


Davos/Klosters Hiking

1


Chalet-style Sunstar Hotel,

Klosters 2


Aelplisee on the Arosa Alp

3

Strela Pass

4



Schatzalp – The Magic Mountain

5

• Lenzerheide 6

ANDERMATT

LOCARNO

ASCONA

Offer includes:

LUGANO


Economy return flights from UK

including 1 piece of hold luggage

and all taxes*


1 night stay with breakfast, city

tax and dinner in Sunstar Hotel

Klosters 4*


2 night stay with breakfast, city

tax and two dinners in Sunstar

Hotel Arosa 4*


1 night stay with breakfast, city

tax and dinner in Sunstar Hotel

Lenzerheide 4*


All rail transfers as described in

2nd class

6

3

AELPLISEE

ITALY

AROSA

ST. MORITZ


Welcome drink and short

briefing at first hotel


Free drinks from minibar


Use of Sunstar Hotels’ pool,

TIRANO

steam room and sauna


Local transport cards in Klosters,

Arosa and Lenzerheide


Hikes and Walks per itinerary

Hiking Maps



Luggage transfer from hotel

to hotel


Swiss Coupon Pass

From price is based from 28 Jun – 9 Jul and 2 Aug – 8 Oct 2020, sharing a

double-bedded room. From 12 Jul – 30 Sep higher prices apply.

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Sunstar Hotel Klosters

4

Strela Pass

3

Arosa Aelplisee above Arosa

5

Schatzalp

6

Lenzerheide Picnic

Make it your own

SUPERIOR PACKAGE

Enhance your stay and upgrade to

a room with balcony and add an

upgrade to 1st class train journey for

£90 per person.

EXTEND YOUR STAY

Discover more by increasing the

number of nights along the route in

Klosters and Arosa. This tour is also

available as an 8 Day hiking tour

with 2 nights Klosters, 3 nights Arosa,

2 nights Lenzerheide. From £1489

per person.

SCHATZALP EXCURSION

from £14 per person

Experience the magic mountain.

Situated 300 meters above Davos this

delightful mountain is reached by

funicular railway. A stop at the Belle

Epoque restaurant is recommended.

For more hiking or

walking tours please see

switzerlandtravelcentre.com/

hikingtours

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6 DAYS GSTAAD – SCHÖNRIED – SPIEZ –

MERLIGEN – GRINDELWALD – WENGEN

Daily departures 17 May – 29 Sep

from £1990 per person incl. flights

BASEL

ZURICH

Best of Bernese Oberland

BERN

LUCERNE

RIGI

ENGELBERG

This six-day deluxe holiday offers a gentle introduction to

hiking and cycling with luxurious accommodation and the

ever-popular landscape this region is so famous for all around.

End your day with fine food offered in form of 4-5 course

gourmet dinners.

MONTREUX

1

GSTAAD

3

4

5

INTERLAKEN

2

WENGEN

BRIG

TITLIS

GRINDELWALD

switzerlandtravelcentre.com/bestberneseoberland

LOCARNO

ASCONA

ZERMATT

A sample itinerary

Highlights

DAY 1

ARRIVAL SWITZERLAND

Transfer by rail to Gstaad to the

5-star chalet-style hotel Wellness

& Spa Hotel Ermitage in Gstaad –

Schönried. Tour briefing and

welcome aperitif, followed by a

5-course dinner in the evening.

DAY 2

CYCLE TO SPIEZ (45KM)

By e-bike cycle mainly downhill

through the wild and romantic

Simmental valley to Spiez, on the

shores of Lake Thun. Enjoy the

unique garden surrounding the

4-star superior Hotel Eden or use its

wonderful Spa. In the evening relax

over a 4-course dinner and enjoy the

views over Lake Thun.

mountain. With the bike the 700m

altitude difference is easily overcome

and the cycling time will be around

3h30. In the evening enjoy a 5-course

gourmet dinner with choice at your

4-star superior Hotel Kirchbühl, well

known for its excellent cuisine.

DAY 5

HIKE GRINDELWALD TO WENGEN

Enjoy this impressive and popular

hike via the Eiger Ultra Trail to

Wengen. A breath-taking panorama

will accompany you along the way. In

the car-free resort of Wengen relax in

the Beausite Park Hotel’s sun terrace,

garden or Spa area. A 5-course buffet

dinner ends the day.

DAY 6

DEPARTURE


Beautiful hotels for an all around

perfect holiday


Merligen – Brine Bath at

Hotel Beatus 2


The Simmental

3

Lake Thun

4



Plenty of time for relaxing breaks

DAY 3

SPIEZ TO MERLIGEN BY BOAT

Transfer by rail to the airport and

return journey home.

Explore the picturesque town of Spiez

or take a stroll through the vineyards

to Spiez castle. In the afternoon the

private boat owned by your next hotel

– the Wellness & Spa Hotel Beatus

Merligen – awaits you for a trip across

Lake Thun with aperitif and appetizers

on board. Enjoy the facilities of this

beautiful hotel directly located on the

shores of Lake Thun. Enjoy a 5-course

gourmet dinner with choice and

magnificent lake views.

DAY 4

CYCLE TO GRINDELWALD (31KM)

After breakfast on the lakeside terrace

continue by e-bike to Grindelwald

at the foot of the famous Eiger

1

Ermitage Schönried, Gstaad

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Merligen

Simmental

5

Lake Thun, Blümlisalp Steamer

4

Cycling near Lake Thun

Offer includes:


Economy return flights from UK

including 1 piece of hold luggage

and all taxes


1 night stay with breakfast and

city tax and dinner at Ermitage

Wellness & Spa Hotel 5*

in Schönried


1 night stay with breakfast and

city tax and dinner at Hotel Eden

4*+ in Spiez


1 night stay with breakfast and

city tax and dinner at Wellness &

Spa Hotel Beatus 5* in Merligen


1 night stay with breakfast and

city tax and dinner at Hotel

Kirchbühl 4* in Grindelwald


1 night stay with breakfast and

city tax and dinner at Beausite

Park Hotel 4*+ in Wengen


Tour Briefing

2nd class rail transfer at the


start and end of the tour


Luggage transfer from hotel

to hotel


E-bike rental as per itinerary


Swiss Coupon Pass

From price is based from 17 May – 29 Sep 2020, sharing a double-bedded room.

Make it your own

SUPERIOR PACKAGE

Enhance your stay by upgrading to a

superior room and add 1st class rail

for £237 per person.

EXTEND YOUR STAY

Experience more by adding additional

nights. Add a luxurious two-day city

break in Zürich at the end of your

tour. We recommend the 5* Storchen.

Zürich has plenty to do and offers a

unique mixture of attractions from

museum and art galleries to the

excellent shopping.

JUNGFRAUJOCH EXCURSION

from £76 per person

A highlight to include with any

holiday to Switzerland. Reach the

‘Top of Europe’ and the high-Alpine

world made of ice, snow and rocks.

Starting from Grindelwald.

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9 DAYS MONTREUX – GRUYÈRES –

GSTAAD – LAKE THUN –

LAKE SARNEN – LUCERNE

Daily departures 02 May – 18 Oct

from £1599 per person incl. flights

Cycling Along the

GoldenPass Line

Discover the beauty and wonderful contrasts of Switzerland

on a relaxed cycling holiday that follows the famous Golden

Pass railway line. Travel through blissful Alpine pastures

and pretty villages with magnificent views of many lakes

and mountains.

switzerlandtravelcentre.com/cyclinggoldenpass

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Cheese Dairy near Gruyeres

A sample itinerary

Highlights

DAY 1

ARRIVAL SWITZERLAND

Arrival at Swiss airport and transfer by

rail to Montreux. Afternoon at leisure.

Enjoy this famous lakeside town on

the shores of Lake Geneva. Overnight

at your hotel in Montreux/Vevey.

DAY 2

MONTREUX/VEVEY –

GRUYÈRES / CHARMEY (40KM)

From Montreux cycle to neighbouring

Vevey to take the rack railway up to

Mont-Pèlerin thus avoiding a steep

ascent. Tranquil roads lead from here

to the region that produces the famous

Gruyère cheese. Overnight in Charmey.

DAY 3

CHARMEY – GSTAAD (40KM)

Your ride through Saanenland will

be accompanied by the sound of

cowbells, as the area is dominated

by the milk and cheese trade. Narrow

roads lead through an authentic and

typical Swiss region with fantastic

views towards the high peaks of the

Alps. Overnight Gstaad / Saanen.

DAY 4

GSTAAD – LAKE THUN (40-50KM)

You will always have the option of taking

the train today as the famous Golden

Pass train line more or less follows

the same route. Riding through the

Simmental with its artfully decorated

wooden houses will leave you with

impressions of a picture postcard region.

Take the boat from Spiez to Interlaken.

Overnight in Interlaken.

DAY 5

LAKE THUN – AT LEISURE

cruise on the lake, visit famous

peaks such as the Jungfraujoch or

Schilthorn. Or chose one of the many

signposted hiking trails the region is

so famous for. Overnight in Interlaken.

DAY 6

LAKE THUN – LAKE SARNEN

(55KM)

From here follow the southern shores

of Lake Brienz. There are some steep

climbs en route. If time allows enjoy

a stop in Meiringen famous for

its Sherlock Holmes Museum, the

Reichenbach falls and its meringue.

From here take the train to avoid the

steepest climb over the Brünig pass.

Overnight in Sachseln.

DAY 7

LAKE SARNEN – LUCERNE (35KM)

Follow the shores of Lake Sarnen

towards Mount Pilatus, Lucerne’s

house mountain. At its foot you will

have reached the shores of Lake

Lucerne and can cycle along its

shore, bay after bay, towards Lucerne.

Overnight in Lucerne.

DAY 8

LUCERNE – AT LEISURE

Mountain excursions, lake cruises,

city tours, museum visits – there is

a multitude of activities available

in this popular lakeside resort.

Overnight in Lucerne.

DAY 9

DEPARTURE

Rail transfer to airport and return

journey home.


Gruyères’ famous cheese

1


Gstaad region – beautiful

countryside 2


Flower decked chalets

3

Lake Thun Panorama

4



Lively Lucerne

5

FRIBOURG

1

MONTREUX

MARTIGNY

2

GSTAAD

BASEL

BERN

INTERLAKEN

3

4

WENGEN

BRIG

ZERMATT

LUCERNE

5

ZURICH

RIGI

ENGELBERG

ANDERMATT

ASCONA

Some leisure time to explore this

picturesque region. Enjoy a leisurely

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Bikers near Gstaad Lauenensee

3

Chalet near Lake Thun

4

Bikers above Lake Thun

3

E-Bikers near Spiez

5

Lucerne Town Centre

Offer includes:


Economy return flights from UK

including 1 piece of hold luggage

and all taxes


8 night stay with breakfast,

standard hotels


All rail transfers as described in

2nd class


Bike Rental – 24 gear


Guide book & map



Boat ride Spiez – Interlaken

Luggage transfer from hotel

to hotel


Swiss Coupon Pass

( City Tax payable locally )

From price is based from 2 May – 15 May and 10 Oct – 18 Oct 2020, sharing a

double-bedded room. From 16 May –09 Oct higher rates apply.

Make it your own

SUPERIOR PACKAGE

Enhance your stay by upgrading to a

superior hotel categories (depending

on location 3*+ up to 5*) from £213

per person.

UPGRADE TO E-BIKE

For an easier ride why not upgrade

to an e-bike for the duration.

Supplement from £142 per person.

JUNGFRAUJOCH

from £84 per person

Starting from Interlaken Ost.

STANSERHORN

from £36 per person

Starting from Lucerne.

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7 DAYS LOCARNO

Daily departures

from £1270 per person incl. flights

BASEL

ZURICH

BUCHS

Scenic Cycling in

Beautiful Ticino

BERN

ENGELBERG

CHUR

DAVOS

Combine a leisurely cycling holiday with a relaxing boutique

hotel stay in Locarno’s only 4-star superior hotel. Pick-up your

E-Bikes, helmets and maps to cycle at an easy pace through

the enchanting Maggia Valley. The valley of the Maggia river

is dotted with small

GENEVA

picturesque villages, vineyards and dairy

farms. Unlike any other place Ticino tempers its classic Alpine

looks with Italian good living.

ZERMATT

ANDERMATT

2

4 BELLINZONA

3

LOCARNO

1

ASCONA

LUGANO

AELPLISEE

ITALY

ST. MORITZ

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A sample itinerary

DAY 1

ARRIVAL SWITZERLAND

Take the train from the airport

terminal and with a short connection

at Zurich main station, continue via

central Switzerland to Locarno and

the Hotel Belvedere where you are

based for 6 nights.

DAY 2

DAY AT LEISURE

The beautiful garden, sun terrace

and hotel facilities invite you to a

day of relaxation on your first day.

Spectacular views of Lake Maggiore will

accompany you throughout the day.

DAY 3

CYCLE THE MAGGIA VALLEY

(30KM)

Pick up your E-Bikes, helmets and

maps to cycle through the enchanting

Maggia Valley. The valley of the Maggia

river is dotted with small picturesque

villages, vineyards and dairy farms.

Past the waterfall of Monte Brolla and

on to the town of Maggia.

DAY 4

DAY AT LEISURE OR LAGO

MAGGIORE EXPRESS

DAY 5

CYCLE TO BELLINZONA (55KM)

Cycle by E-bike to the picturesque

market town of Bellinzona. Explore

the medieval town centre and visit

at least one of the three castles

surrounding the town. Dinner in Hotel

Belvedere’s own Grotto.

DAY 6

DAY AT LEISURE

More time to enjoy your hotel’s

facilities. For a half day excursion, we

recommend visiting the neighbouring

resort of Ascona and Brissago Islands

or take the funicular from your hotel to

the pretty chapel ‘Madonna del Sasso’

and enjoy a beautiful downhill walk

through forests back to your hotel.

DAY 7

EXPLORE MORE & DEPARTURE

Your morning is free to explore other

parts of the region. Connecting travel

arrangements to and from Locarno can

be tailored to suit your exact needs.

Highlights


Cycling picturesque Locarno

1


Maggia Valley – the valley kissed

by the sun 2


Bellinzona – a UNESCO world

heritage status 3


Madonna del Sasso – pretty chapel

on the hillside 4

Enjoy your hotel facilities and

Locarno. Alternatively join a day

excursion on the Lago Maggiore

Express. Starting by boat across Lake

Maggiore to the Italian town of Stresa

and return through the Centovalli

valley back to Locarno (supplement).

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Maggia Valley

Bellinzona

1

Hotel Belvedere

4

Orselina, Madonna del Sasso

Offer includes:


Economy return flights from

UK including 1 piece of hold

luggage and all taxes


6 night stay with breakfast

and city tax at 4*+ Hotel

Belvedere in Locarno


3 dinners at hotel

2 days E-Bike rental




Helmet & cycling maps

All rail transfers as described

in 2nd class


Swiss Coupon Pass

From price is based from 1 Jan –

20 May 2020 and 25 Oct – 31 Dec

2020, sharing a double-bedded

room. From 21 May – 24 Oct 2020

higher prices apply.

Make it your own

SUPERIOR PACKAGE

Enhance your stay and upgrade to a

Superior Room with Balcony and add

an upgrade to 1st class train journey

for £113 per person.

CARDADA CIMETTA

from £23 per person

The summit is easily accessible from

Locarno via a modern cable car from

Orselina. At the top the view over the

town of Locarno and Lake Maggiore is

stunning. Nature lovers will also enjoy

the wonderful walking trails.

EXTEND YOUR STAY

Free extra night. Stay free of charge

for an extra night in low season

(1 Jan – 20 May 2020 and 25 Oct –

31 Dec 2020).

BRISSAGO ISLANDS

from £10 per person

Situated on the Italian frontier

Brissago is the access point to the

beautiful Brissago Islands. A short

boat ride takes you to these unique

islands where you find the Botanical

Gardens of Ticino.

LAGO MAGGIORE EXPRESS

from £23 per person

An unforgettable excursion by rail and

boat: this day trip on Lake Maggiore

takes in the Centovalli (Hundred

valleys) as well as the Val Vigezzo.

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5 DAYS ZERMATT

Daily departures May to Mid Oct

from £995 per person incl. flights

Summer Ski Adventure

Zermatt lies at the foot of the famous Matterhorn.

This high alpine skiing holiday offers fun and relaxation

for all in one of the best-equipped and largest summer

ski areas in Europe. Enjoy perfect slopes and sunny days

on the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise.

Also available with private ski lessons.

BASEL

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Zermatt Matterhorn

A sample itinerary

BERN

ENGELBERG

CHUR

K

DAY 1

ARRIVAL SWITZERLAND

INTERLAKEN

ANDERMATT

Take the train from the airport

terminal and with a short connection

at Zürich main station, continue

via Brig to Zermatt and check into

your hotel.

BRIG

DAY 2 & 3

MATTERHORN GLACIER PARADISE

Skiing in the summer months is not

something that can be done in many

places but here in Zermatt you can!

Each morning enjoy skiing in Europe’s

highest summer ski area. The gondola

will quickly take you from Zermatt to

the Klein Matterhorn where access to

the ski park and over 21km of pistes

is available.

DAY 4

GORNERGRAT GOURMET TICKET

Fine dining, fun and exercise can

be combined on the Gornergrat.

During this tour experience the great

outdoors with plenty of culinary

delights on this gastronomic journey

which includes a variety of cocktails,

appetisers and a 3-course dinner

with dessert.

DAY 5

EXPLORE MORE & DEPARTURE

Your morning is free to explore

other parts of the region. Connecting

travel arrangements to and from

Zermatt can be tailored to suit your

exact needs.

GENEVA

Highlights


Zermatt and the mighty

Matterhorn 1


Zermatt – perfect for summer

skiers 2


Matterhorn Glacier Paradise –

stunning all year round 3

ZURICH

• Gornergrat 4


Local Valais produce

5

SION

2

ZERMATT

Offer includes:

1


Economy return flights from UK

including 1 piece of hold luggage

and all taxes


4 night stay with breakfast, city

tax and dinner in Hotel Testa

Grigia 3*


All rail transfers as described in

2nd class

3

4

LOCARNO

ASCONA


2 day ski pass to Matterhorn

Glacier Paradise


2 day ski and boots

equipment rental


Swiss Coupon Pass

Private Guided Ski Package also includes:


2 day private guided lessons


Ski and equipment including


Choose between 2.5h, 3h or

boots, clothing and helmet

whole day

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

From 10 Jul – mid Oct 2020 higher prices apply.

LUGANO

ITALY

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Zermatt Summer Ski

3

Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

5

Local Valais Produce

4

Gornergrat

Make it your own

SUPERIOR PACKAGE

Enhance your stay and upgrade to

a 4* hotel and add an upgrade to

1st class train journey from £145

per person.

EXTEND YOUR STAY

Experience more by adding additional

nights. Our team will customise your

holiday for a truly individual experience.

PRIVATE GUIDED SKI PACKAGE

If you’re new to skiing and want to try

it without having to visit a ski resort

in winter then this option is ideal for

you. Included with this package is 2

days of private guided lessons with a

qualified Swiss Ski School instructor.

Skis and equipment rental is also

included. The supplement for this is

£379 per person based on 2 persons.

ST BERNARD EXPRESS

from £26 per person

The Hospice Le Grand St. Berndard

is home to Switzerland’s famous

mountain rescue dogs.

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8 DAYS VERZASCA DAM – FURKA PASS –

BERN – SCHILTHORN PIZ GLORIA

Daily departures

from £1360 per person incl. flights

BASEL

ZURICH

In the Footsteps

of James Bond

2

LUCERNE

RIGI

BERN

ENGELBERG

TITLIS

INTERLAKEN

5

WENGEN MÜRREN

1

7

6

ANDERMATT

This 8-day tour of Switzerland allows you to experience

some of the iconic settings for several scenes from the

James Bond movies, culminating in Blofeld’s Lair at Piz Gloria,

atop the Schilthorn.

GSTAAD

BRIG

LOCARNO

ASCONA

3

4

switzerlandtravelcentre.com/jamesbond

ZERMATT

LUGANO

A sample itinerary

DAY 1

ARRIVAL SWITZERLAND

Mürren. Dinner this evening is

included at the hotel.

Take the train via central Switzerland

to Locarno, where you are based for

2 nights.

DAY 2

VERZASCA DAM – “GOLDENEYE”

Today take the Postbus to “Diga

Verzasca”, a 20-minute ride from

the station in Locarno. Here you

will find the Verzasca Dam, where

you can stand and look down to the

valley floor, just as Bond did in the

eighteenth 007 film, “GoldenEye”.

Time at leisure.

DAY 3

THE FURKA PASS – “GOLDFINGER”

Today`s journey takes you from

Bellinzona to Bern, via Andermatt

and Brig. This trip passes close to

the Furka Pass, where Bond famously

drove at high speed in the third 007

movie, “Goldfinger”.

DAY 4

BERN – “ON HER MAJESTY’S

SECRET SERVICE”

The Swiss capital, Bern, a UNESCO

World Heritage site featured in the

early part of the sixth 007 movie,

“On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”.

A tour of the old town is included with

a private guide.

DAY 6

LAUTERBRUNNEN &

GRINDELWALD – “ON HER

MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE”

Enjoy the views from your hotel

before heading to the station in

Lauterbrunnen, where many scenes

from the film were shot. Take the train

via Zweilütschinen to Grindelwald,

where the ice-skating scenes were

shot in the centre of the village.

Time at leisure.

DAY 007

MÜRREN & SCHILTHORN PIZ

GLORIA – “ON HER MAJESTY’S

SECRET SERVICE”

Early-morning ride on the cable car to

Piz Gloria, Blofeld’s lair in the movie.

Your James Bond breakfast comes

with a glass of Bollinger champagne,

Bond’s favourite. A tour of Bond World

provides interactive experience for all

Bond fans. Time to experience

the Thrill Walk, Allmendhubel,

and/or Mürren.

DAY 8

MISSION COMPLETED

Your mission is complete.

Departure home.

Highlights


Stay in Locarno

4


Excursion to Verzasca Dam

3




Train ride along the Furka Pass

6

Stay in Bern with private city tour

2

Cruise on lake Thun to Interlaken

5


Stay in Mürren

Excursion Lauterbrunnen


• Excursion Grindelwald 7


Excursion to Schilthorn Piz Gloria

1

DAY 5

LAKE CRUISE TO THE

BERNESE OBERLAND

Take the train from Bern to Thun, on

the shores of the lake. From here, take

a cruise to Interlaken, Lauterbrunnen

and onwards via Stechelberg to

1

Piz Gloria Sunset

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Bern

Verzasca Jump

5

Thun Lake Cruise

4

Piazza Grande, Locarno

7

The Jungfraubahn in front of the Eiger North Face

6

Furka Steam Railway

Offer includes:


Economy return flights from UK

including 1 piece of hold luggage

and all taxes


2 night stay with breakfast, city

tax in Locarno


2 night stay with breakfast, city

tax in Bern


3 night stay with breakfast, city

tax and two dinners in Mürren


8-day Swiss Travel Pass in

2nd class


Lake Cruise to Interlaken


Private guided walking tour

Bern (2 hours)


Cable Car to Schilthorn Piz Gloria

James Bond Breakfast


with Champagne


Swiss Coupon Pass

From price is based from 06 Jan – 30 Apr 2020, sharing a double-bedded

room in a 3* hotel. From 01 May – 15 Dec 2020 higher prices apply.

Make it your own

SUPERIOR PACKAGE

Enhance your stay and upgrade to a

4* hotel (surcharge varies) or enjoy an

upgrade to 1st class train journey for

£204 per person.

EXTEND YOUR STAY

Discover more by increasing the

number of nights along the route. Our

team will customise your holidays for

a truly individual experience.

EXCURSION TO JUNGFRAUJOCH

from £60 per person

ACTIVITY: BUNGY JUMP

THE “007 CLASSIC JUMP”

£180 per person

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8 DAYS WENGEN OR WILDERSWILL

Daily departures May – Oct

from £1120 per person incl. flights

Jungfrau Region

Stay & Explore

Our ‘Stay and Explore’ hiking holiday enables you to choose

from 2 resorts as a base from which to explore on day hikes

the five hundred kilometres of trails in the area. A 6-day

hiking pass is included giving free access to the public

transport system in the region.

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Lauterbrunnen Valley with Staubbachfal

A sample itinerary

Highlights

DAY 1

ARRIVAL SWITZERLAND

Take the train from the airport

terminal and with a short connection

at Zurich main station, continue via

central Switzerland to Wengen and the

3* Hotel Belvedere.

DAY 2

LAUTERBRUNNEN VALLEY

This undemanding 4-hour trail from

Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg offers

beautiful views of the valley and its

waterfalls. There are also plenty of

sightseeing and picnic opportunities

along the way.

DAY 3

MOUNTAIN TRIO

For a great view of the region’s

mountain trio of the Eiger, Mönch

and Jungfrau enjoy the hike up to

the Kleine Scheidegg. The 2h45 route

winds along wide but sometimes

steep paths. At the top you are

rewarded with a fantastic panorama.

DAY 4

SCHYNIGE PLATTE – FIRST

Use the historic cogwheel train from

Wilderswil to Schynige Platte to get

to the starting point of the 15km

long panoramic trail. This visually

stimulating hike along the popular

Faulhornweg, the ridge walk with

birds-eye views of Lake Brienz

and past the most idyllic lake in the

Alps – Bachalpsee offers breathtaking

views.

DAY 5

EIGER TRAIL

The Eiger North Wall is close enough

to touch from the Eiger Trail and

the various climbing routes to the

notorious Eiger summit are easy to

spot from the trail. The 6km trail –

in parts quite steep – leads from

Grindelwald Eigergletscher to Alpiglen.

DAY 6

MÄNNLICHEN AND GRINDELWALD

The starting point is the restaurant on

Männlichen. The 3h trail will lead you

over open pastures, past alpine huts,

down below the tree line to the spring

pastures just above Grindelwald.

DAY 7

FIRST AND BACHALPSEE

This 2-hour hike offers everything a

hiker’s heart desires: A magnificentlylandscaped

path leads through

lush flowering alpine meadows.

On the opposite side of the valley,

ice-capped four thousand metre

mountains tower in the air. At the

start of the hike there is a short, but

considerable climb, however it its

worthwhile to tackle, to discover the

GSTAAD

blue gem – Lake Bachalpsee.

DAY 8

EXPLORE MORE & DEPARTURE

GENEVA

Your morning is free to explore other

parts of the region. Connecting travel

arrangements to and from Locarno can

be tailored to suit your exact needs.


Lauterbrunnen Valley –

Impressive Staubbachfall 1


Jungfraujoch – the Top of Europe

2


Schynige Platte

3

BASEL

BERN

INTERLAKEN

3

WENGEN

5

1

ZERMATT

2

4

BRIG

GRINDELWALD

6

ENGELBERG


Eiger Trail

4

• Wengen 5


Grosse Scheidegg

6

ZURICH

ANDERMATT

LOCARNO

ASCONA

ST. GALLEN

LUGANO

CHUR

ITALY

K

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2

Jungfraujoch

3

Schynige Platte

4

Eiger Trail

6

Gross Scheidegg

Offer includes:


Economy return flights from UK

including 1 piece of hold luggage

and all taxes


7 night stay with breakfast, city

tax and dinner at a 3* Hotel in

Wengen or Wilderswill

5


All rail transfers as described in

2nd class


Daily packed lunches


6 day Jungfrau Travel Pass


Hikes and walks per itinerary


Swiss Coupon Pass

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

double-bedded room. From 22 Jun – 7 Sep 2020 higher prices apply.

Wengen

Make it your own

ALTERNATIVE PACKAGE

If you want to base your holiday

down in the valley closer to the lake

we recommend the Hotel Bären in

Wilderswill. The supplement for this

option is from £67 per person based

on double occupancy.

SUPERIOR PACKAGE

Enhance your stay and upgrade to

the 4* Hotel Silberhorn in Wengen

and add an upgrade to 1st class train

journey from £214 per person.

JUNGFRAUJOCH

from £49 per person

A highlight to include with any holiday

to Switzerland. Reach the ‘Top of

Europe’ and the high-Alpine world

made of ice, snow and rocks.

LUNCH CRUISE ON LAKE THUN

from £64 per person

Cruising on Lake Brienz and Thun

is included with your Jungfrau

Travel Pass. To make it special add a

2-course lunch on a Lake Thun cruise.

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10 DAYS SWISS NATIONAL PARK –

PARK ELA – NATURE PARK BEVERIN

Daily departures

from £1435 per person incl. flights

BASEL

ZURICH

ST. GALLEN

Hiking the

Swiss National Parks

BERN

INTERLAKEN

LUCERNE

RIGI

ENGELBERG

ANDERMATT

KLOSTERS

CHUR

DAVOS

SWISS

ALBULA NATIONAL PARK

2

NATURPARK PARK ELA

BEVERIN

1

3

ST. MORITZ

This 10-day holiday takes in three of Switzerland’s official

nature parks and focusses on the vast array of hiking

opportunities that these beauty spots have to offer. In each

of the parks, you will benefit from the local knowledge and

experience of your own private guide.

BRIG

ZERMATT

LOCARNO

LUGANO

switzerlandtravelcentre.com/nationalparks

A sample itinerary

DAY 1

ARRIVAL SWITZERLAND

DAY 6

ROMANSH LESSON & HIKING

Upon arrival in Zurich, transfer by

rail to Zernez, situated in the Swiss

National Park. Check-in at your hotel

for 3 nights. Time at leisure to visit the

interactive exhibition at the National

Park Centre.

DAY 2

GUIDED HIKING

SWISS NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast meet your private

guide in the lobby. Your guide will

provide in-depth information about

the park, the protected wilderness

and on flora and fauna.

DAY 3

INDIVIDUAL HIKING

SWISS NATIONAL PARK

Enjoy further hiking in this amazing

region at your leisure, as per the

advice given to you by your guide the

previous day.

DAY 4

INDIVIDUAL HIKING SWISS

NATIONAL PARK – PARK ELA

More time for hiking before making

your way to Bergün by train for a

3-night stay in the Park Ela. Dinner

this evening is included.

DAY 5

ALBULA RAILWAY MUSEUM –

HIKING PARK ELA

After breakfast, take the short walk

to the Albula Railway Museum, and

discover the history of the UNESCO

World Heritage site. Spend the

afternoon with some hiking in Park Ela.

Switzerland’s fourth official language

– Romansh – is spoken in this region,

and today offers the chance to learn

some basic words and phrases with

one of the locals. In the afternoon,

time at leisure and/or more hiking.

DAY 7

MORNING HIKING – TRANSFER

NATURPARK BEVERIN

Enjoy further hiking before making

your way to Naturpark Beverin for a

3 night stay. The first night is spent

at the Hotel Capricorn. Dinner this

evening is included.

DAY 8

HIKE ALP NURDAGN

After breakfast, collect your packed

lunch and take the 3-hour hike to Alp

Nurdagn. From here, there are more

optional hikes. Dinner and overnight is

at a former cowshed for a truly unique

experience at 2261m above sea level.

DAY 9

RETURN HIKE

NATURPARK BEVERIN

After breakfast, collect your packed

lunch start the hike downhill back

towards Naturpark Beverin. You can

challenge yourself with the hike to

the summit of Piz Beverin. The final

evening of your holiday includes

dinner at the Hotel Capricorn.

DAY 10

DEPARTURE

Morning departure and tour end.

Highlights


3 Swiss Parks including the Swiss

National Park 2


3 days of private guided hiking


Scenic rail journeys


Traditional accommodation and

local activities

1

Park Ela

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2

National Park

1

Park Ela

3

Beverin

2

National Park

1

Park Ela

Offer includes:


Economy return flights from UK

including 1 piece of hold luggage

and all taxes


9 night stay with breakfast and

city tax



2 lunch boxes


4 dinners in local restaurants

Entrance Albula Railway Museum


Language Lesson Romansh


Private guiding in 3 locations


All rail and PostBus transfers

as described


Swiss Coupon Pass

From price is based from 01 July – 30 Oct 2020, sharing a double-bedded

room in a 3* hotel.

Make it your own

SUPERIOR PACKAGE

For an enhanced experience upgrade

to 1st class rail (price on request).

EXTEND YOUR STAY

Experience more by adding more

National Swiss parks. Our team will

customise your holidays for a truly

individual experience.

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4 DAYS CORVATSCH – DIAVOLEZZA –

BERNINA EXPRESS

Daily departures

from £639 per person incl. flights

The Highlights

of The Engadine

This tour truly brings you to the hidden gems and dives deep

into the life in the Engadine. Experience fascinating scenery

in the region, whilst also enjoying one of the most dramatic

railway journeys in the world.

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Evening at the Diavolezza Glacier

A sample itinerary

DAY 1

ARRIVAL PONTRESINA

Arrival in Pontresina. Take time to

explore this picturesque Engadine

village, with travel on local public

transport also included.

DAY 2

CORVATSCH

This morning, take the cableway to

Corvatsch. The region’s highest peak,

Piz Bernina, the mighty Corvatsch

offers truly sensational views. Lunch

is included at the summit. Individual

return to Pontresina.

2

Capricorn Watching in Pontresina Village

DAY 3

DIAVOLEZZA AND

BERNINA EXPRESS

Regional train to Bernina Diavolezza

before changing to the cableway,

which takes you to the summit of

Diavolezza (3000m). Take advantage

of our 2for1 jacuzzi offer. Afterwards,

regional train service into Tirano,

Italy. Lunch is included. Return to

Pontresina on the Bernina Express

(2 for 1 1st class upgrade available).

DAY 4

EXPLORE & DEPARTURE

Your morning is free to explore other

parts of the region. Connecting travel

arrangements to and from St. Moritz

can be tailored to suit your needs.

Highlights

BASEL

BERN

ZURICH

CHUR

AROSA

ST. MORITZ

1

2

5


Diavolezza mountain excursion

1


Corvatsch mountain excursion

1


Bernina GENEVA Express railway journey

3


Tirano, Italy

4


Picturesque Pontresina

2


Glamourous St. Moritz

5

LOCARNO

ASCONA

LUGANO

ITALY

3

4

TIRANO

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1

Corvatsch Diavolezza

3

Bernina Express

3

Bernina Trail

3

Bernina Trail with Bernina Express

Offer includes:


Economy return flights from UK

including 1 piece of hold luggage

and all taxes


3 night stay with breakfast and

city tax in Hotel Schweizerhof

3*, Pontresina


Local Transportation ticket

including Corvatsch and

Diavolezza


Bernina Express ticket and seat

reservation, 2nd class


Lunch in Tirano, Ristorante

Ai Portici


Lunch at Corvatsch,

Restaurant 3303


Dinner and Welcome drink on

first night


Swiss Coupon Pass

Free shuttle bus between hotel


and station in Pontresina

Make it your own

SUPERIOR PACKAGE

Enhance your stay by upgrading to a

4* or 5* hotel.

CUSTOMISE YOUR STAY

Discover more by increasing the

number of nights along the route

or as desired or add a train ticket

if requested. Our team will

customise your holiday for a truly

individual experience.

From price is based from 1 May – 14 Jun and 16 Sep – 4 Nov 2020, sharing a

double-bedded room. From 15 Jun – 15 Sept higher prices apply.

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Group Tours

Travel in company and benefit of a creative and tailor-made

arrangement within Switzerland.

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Why a Group Tour?

In my opinion:

“I love challenging group arrangements.

Nothing beats a well organised tour

– from the moment you touch down

in Switzerland until you leave again.

Organising group travel is fun, challenging

and very creative. Most of the tours

I organise cannot be found anywhere

on the internet and are only available

in pre-planned group bookings starting

from a minimum number of guests.

See for yourself what our latest

testimonial had to say.”

“It was absolutely PERFECT!! Helicopters

brillo as always. And really liked the fact

we have the same driver again as we have

for last year’s trip – she is WONDERFUL.

Highly recommend her and their vehicles

are brillo. Anyway, seriously can’t thank

you enough for everything – can’t wait to

send yet more business your way! I’m back

in Switzerland in January so will no doubt

be in touch with you to see if I can arrange

any more services with STC!”

Alician Travel – UK

Janic Wittwer Groups & Events

Night Bivouac with View of the Bernese Alps near Iseltwald

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SWISS

PARKS

Small wonders of the world

Beverin Nature Park © ST-BAFU

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Individual and

Unique Group Tours

Are you organising groups tours? We will create your individual and unique tour from

a diverse range of different services.

Contact us for a group offer: +44 (0)207 420 4903

switzerlandtravelcentre.com/groupoffer

TAILOR-MADE

GROUP TRAVEL


Group series


Ad-hoc requests


Full programme planning


Small & large group tours


Long-standing partnership

with suppliers

SPECIAL


Pre and post cruise extensions


Attractive and competitive rates

Esperienza Grotto America

INTEREST TOURS


Activity tours


Culinary Tours


Folklore tours


Christmas Markets


Religious tours


Many more

PANORAMIC ROUTES


Glacier Express


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8 DAYS WILDHAUS – STEIN AM RHEIN –

ST. GALLEN

Dates upon request

from £1140 per person

BASEL

WINTERTHUR 1

ST. GALLEN

ZURICH

APPENZELL

2

3

ST. MARGARETHEN

Group Offer –

Activity Week

BERN

LUCERNE

RIGI

4

BUCHS

CHUR

KLOSTERS

DAVOS

Eastern Switzerland stretches from the shimmering waters of

Lake Constance across the hilly Appenzellerland to the Alpine

landscapes of Toggenburg, the Heidiland holiday region and

the Glarnerland. Far off in the Rhine Valley is Vaduz with

its princes’ castle. Nestled between the Säntis massif and

the seven Churfirsten peaks, the resorts of Alt St. Johann,

Unterwasser and Wildhaus are among the highest-lying

municipalities in Toggenburg.

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ANDERMATT

LOCARNO

LUGANO

ST. MORITZ

A sample itinerary

Highlights

DAY 1

ARRIVAL SWITZERLAND

Upon arrival in Zurich, the group will

travel by train to Wildhaus. Check-in

at the hotel and time to get to know

your home for the week.

DAY 2

SOUND TRAIL

Today experience the sound trail at

the foot of the Churfirsten mountains.

26 sound installations with text

panels for every instrument contain

background information on the

principle of making sound. Upon

return to the hotel, enjoy an after

hike Yoga lesson.

DAY 3

E-BIKING LAKE CONSTANCE

Today enjoy a beautiful e-bike ride

along Lake Constance to Stein am

Rhein (50km). There is time to visit

the well-preserved old town of Stein

am Rhein. Return back to the hotel for

some relaxation time.

DAY 4

THE HEALTHY WORLD OF

A. VOGEL

DAY 5

DAY AT LEISURE

Today’s day is at leisure. Make use of

your local guest card with unlimited

train, bus and boat rides in the

region as well as some included

mountain excursion.

DAY 6

THE FREEDOM OF

BAREFOOT WALKING

Today experience the Dr. Kneipp

barefoot-path as well as visit the

alpine herb garden on top of mount

Kronberg. Upon return to the hotel,

enjoy an after hike Yoga lesson.

DAY 7

NORDIC WALKING OVERLOOKING

THE CITY OF ST. GALLEN

Nordic-walking tour at the Drei

Weiheren overlooking the city of St.

Gallen. Time to visit St. Gallen on

your own. Return back to the hotel for

some relaxation in the wellness area.

DAY 8

DEPARTURE

Time to say goodbye to Switzerland.


Sound Trail – 26 stations

with historical background

on instruments


E-biking Lake Constance –

50km along Germany, Austria

and Switzerland 2


Stein am Rhein – featuring painted

facades and half-timbered houses


Medical plant garden – receive

health tips along the herbal path 3


Barefoot Walking – Dr. Kneipp`s

barefoot-path


Nordic Walking – overlooking the

city of St. Gallen 1


Yoga & Pilates Lessons – harmonise

body, mind and soul

Today visit the health centre of A.

Vogel – the famous naturopathy

pioneer. Enjoy a guided tour through

the medical plant garden, receive

some useful health tips as well as

do a short hike on the herb path.

Upon return to the hotel, enjoy an

empowering Pilates lesson.

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Nordic Walking

Touring Biking, Lake Constance

3

Wartegg Castle

4

The Seven Churfirsten

4

Above Wildhaus, Toggenburg and north side of the Churfirsten

Offer includes:


7 night stay with breakfast,

dinner, city tax and porterage at

Hotel Hirschen 3*, Wildhaus


Rail travel as specified in 2nd

class with local guest card


Seat reservations throughout

(where possible)


Luggage transfer (1 piece per

person) from Zurich Airport to

Wildhaus and from Wildhaus to

Zurich Airport


Gondola Alt St. Johann –

Sellamatt and Oberdorf –

Wildhaus


2 x Yoga lesson at the hotel

(60 min.)


1 x Pilates lesson at the hotel

(60 min.)


E-Bike rental from Romanshorn

to Stein am Rhein


Visit of Old Town Stein am Rhein

Guided tour & short hike at the


health centre of A. Vogel


Mountain excursion from

Jakobsbad to mount Kronberg


Guided Nordic Walking tour

overlooking the city of St. Gallen

Make it your own

GROUP PACKAGES

We can provide you a wide range of

group journeys with fixed or individual

departure dates. Years of experience

help us understand the specific needs

and expectations of group requests

and we are happy to discuss your

individual requirements with you.

From price is based from

Jan – May 2020, sharing a

double-bedded room. From

Jun – Dec higher prices apply.

A minimum number of 10

participants apply. Group

menus are based on set

menus (no choice). No drinks

or coffee/tea after meals are

included with meals.

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8 DAYS BASEL – LOCARNO –

BELLINZONA – ASCONA – LAUSANNE

Dates upon request

from £1725 per person

Group Offer –

Food & Wine Tour

Enjoy a culinary journey through Switzerland, visiting three

distinct regions: the Swiss German part, Ticino and the

Romandie. Each region has its own language (German, Italian,

French), its own unique wines and its own regional delicacies

all of which you can sample during the tour.

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Gotthard Panorama Express at Flueelen

A sample itinerary

DAY 1

ARRIVAL SWITZERLAND

Travel to Basel. Your hotel is located

directly opposite the station. You will

be welcomed with a glass of organic

wine from the region.

DAY 2

GOTTHARD PANORAMA EXPRESS

– LOCARNO

Train to Lucerne. Photo stop and

some leisure time in Lucerne.

Paddle Steamer to Flüelen. Panoramic

Train to Bellinzona and on to, Locarno.

DAY 3

FOOD & WINE TOUR BELLINZONA

We will meet our guide in Bellinzona,

who will take us on a tour of delis

and restaurants where we will get

the chance to try local delicacies and

wines. After the tour, time for leisure

before returning to Locarno.

DAY 4

FARM, VINEYARDS AND RICE

FIELDS VISIT – ASCONA

Coach ride to Ascona, where we

will visit an “azienda” where they

produce wine, polenta and rice. Wine

& local cheese tasting followed by a

traditional “risottata ticinese”. Time at

leisure in Ascona before heading back

to Locarno by coach.

DAY 5

CENTOVALLI EXPRESS – LAUSANNE

Train to Locarno. From here Centovalli

Express to Domodossola and on

to Sierre, to Chateau de Villa. Wine

tasting & 3-course raclette lunch. After

lunch, train to Lausanne. Leisure time

in the evening.

DAY 6

WINE TASTING IN LAVAUX

Train from Lausanne to Chexbres-

Village via Vevey. We will visit Domaine

Bovy, with cellars dating from the 16th

century. Wine tasting & Local bread,

cheese and cold cuts. Train and boat

ride back to Lausanne.

DAY 7

LAUSANNE

Today we will visit the “Fête des

Vendanges” (Grape Harvest Festival)

in Lutry, the town has strong wineproducing

roots. Wine enthusiasts can

enjoy sampling Chasselas, Pinot Noir,

Gamay and other grape varieties. Train

back to Lausanne. Time at leisure.

DAY 8

DEPARTURE

Breakfast at the hotel before returning

back home.

Highlights


Basel – the carnival city and main

hub for river cruises 2


Paddle steamer on Lake Lucerne

1


Gotthard Panorama Express

1


Medieval city of Bellinzona

3

LAUSANNE

5 6

MONTREUX

MARTIGNY

GSTAAD

2

BERN

BASEL

INTERLAKEN

ZERMATT


Organic farm visit – famous for its

wines, polenta and rice fields


Centovalli Express

4


UNESCO World Heritage Site

of Lavaux 6

BRIG

ENGELBERG

ASCONA

ZURICH

LUCERNE

RIGI

1

ANDERMATT

4

BELLINZONA

LOCARNO

3

LUGANO

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Basel in the Evening

Il Fermento Bellinzona

4

Centovalli Express

4

Culinary Market Ascona

5

Port Lausanne-Ouchy

Offer includes:


1 night stay with breakfast,

welcome drink, city tax and

porterage in Hotel Gaia 4*, Basel

2

3 night stay with breakfast,


city tax and porterage in Hotel

Belvedere 4*, Locarno


3 night stay with breakfast, city

tax and porterage in Hotel Savoy

5*, Lausanne


2 luncheons including wine

tasting and local specialties



2 dinners in Locarno

and Lausanne


1st and 2nd class rail journey`s

1st class boat cruise from Vevey

to Lausanne


Seat reservations

Evening (where at possible) Vierwaldstaettersee, Lucerne


Private coach/minibus for

day trips


Luggage transfer Basel – Locarno

and Locarno – Lausanne


Food and wine tour Bellinzona

Full day farm/vineyard visit and


risottata in Ascona


Excursion to the “Fête

des Vendanges”

From price is based for Sep 2020, sharing a double-bedded room. For other

dates higher prices apply. A minimum number of 15 participants apply.

Group menus are based on set menus (no choice). No drinks or coffee/tea

after meals are included with meals.

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Make it your own

GROUP PACKAGES

We can provide you a wide range of

group journeys with fixed or individual

departure dates. Years of experience

help us understand the specific needs

and expectations of group requests

and we are happy to discuss your

individual requirements with you.

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8 DAYS GIESSBACH – STOOS – HEIDEN

Dates upon request

from £1320 per person

BASEL

ST. GALLEN

MARGARETHEN

ZURICH

1

APPENZELL

7

Group Offer –

Lakeshore & Heartland

This comprehensive tour will give you a taste of everything MONTREUX

Switzerland has to offer. From steam railways to boat GSTAAD

cruises and waterfalls to mountain peaks. Be pampered with

delicious culinary treats and soak up its diverse cultural

heritage. In your free time relax amidst fantastic scenery MARTIGNY and

enjoy the wellness areas of your hotels.

BERN

ROTHORN

INTERLAKEN

WENGEN

BRIG

ZERMATT

4

LUCERNE

5

2 3

6 8

RIGI

ENGELBERG

ANDERMATT

9

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A sample itinerary

Highlights

DAY 1

ARRIVAL SWITZERLAND

Transfer by rail to Brienz and take

a boat to Giessbach. Check-in at

your hotel.

DAY 2

BRIENZER ROTHORN STEAM DAY

Visit the Depot at Brienzer Rothorn

Railway. Take the steam train up to the

Brienzer Rothorn. Some time at leisure.

Boat from Brienz back to Giessbach.

DAY 3

BOAT CRUISE ON LAKE LUCERNE

& VICTORINOX MUSEUM

Coach to Lucerne. Free time in

Lucerne and then boat cruise to

Brunnen. Visit the Victorinox museum

with a Victorinox pocket knife gift.

Take the steepest funicular to the

Stoos and check-in at your hotel.

DAY 4

HIKE LIKE A SWISS

On foot an easy 1.5 hours walk to an

alpine hut. Enjoy a cold platter with

meat and cheese. Hike back to enjoy

the fantastic Spa area in your hotel.

DAY 5

TRADITIONAL DELICACIES

IN EINSIEDELN

Coach to the baroque monastery

Einsiedeln. Guided tour of the local

cheese dairy including sample tasting.

Coach drive to Heiden, where your next

hotel is located.

DAY 6

ROLLING HILLS IN APPENZELL

Train to Wasserauen and cablecar

up to the Ebenalp. Short hike to the

famous Aescher Wildkirchli restaurant

including lunch. Return to Appenzell

with leisure time to explore the

village. Back at the hotel free time

for some wellness.

DAY 7

LAKE CONSTANCE &

FLOWER ISLAND MAINAU

Today cruise to the Island of Mainau.

Lake Constance is divided by three

countries in this area – Switzerland,

Germany and Austria. Return to

Heiden by boat.

DAY 8

DEPARTURE

Breakfast at the hotel before returning

back home.


Giessbach falls – 500 metre to

Lake Brienz 2


Cogwheel railway to the Giessbach

hotel – nostalgic charm 3


Brienzer Rothorn Steam Railway –

Stomping, huffing and puffing 5


Stoos – reachable by the steepest

funicular railway in the world 9


Boat cruise on Lake Lucerne

6

Victorinox Museum – famous for its


Victorinox knife 8


Scenic hike followed by cheese and

meat platter


Lunch at the Aescher

Wildkirchli Restaurant 1


Boat cruise to the Flower Island

Mainau on Lake Constance 7

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Giessbach Falls

3

Giessbach Hotel with Funicular

4

Brienzer Rothorn Region

6

Boat Cruise on Lake Lucerne

5

Brienzer Rothorn Steam-powered Cogwheel Train

7

Evening Atmosphere at Lake Constance

Offer includes:


2 night stay with breakfast, city


Cablecar Excursion Ebenalp /

tax and porterage in Grandhotel Aescher Wildkirchli with lunch

Giessbach 4*


Cold cheese and ham platter at


2 night stay with breakfast,

Alpine hut at Stoos

city tax and porterage in


2nd class rail travel

Wellnesshotel 4*, Stoos



Private coach transfer as

3 night stay with breakfast, city

per itinerary

tax and porterage in Hotel Heiden

4*, Heiden


Seat reservations (where possible)

• • 2 dinner (half board at 2 hotels) Mountain excursion

Brienzer Rothorn


Boat cruise Lucerne – Brunnen


Guided tour Victorinox museum

and knife gift souvenir


Funicular ride to Stoos and return

Cheese dairy visit and guided tour



Boat cruise from Rorschach Hafen

to Flower Island Mainau


Visit of the Flower Island Mainau

Make it your own

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We can provide you a wide range of

group journeys with fixed or individual

departure dates. Years of experience

help us understand the specific needs

and expectations of group requests

and we are happy to discuss your

individual requirements with you.

From price is based for Oct 2020, sharing a double-bedded room. For other dates higher prices apply. A minimum number

of 10 participants apply. Group menus are based on set menus (no choice). No drinks or coffee/tea after meals are

included with meals.

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Prices for hotels, trains and other land

services can change constantly. This makes

fixed price grids increasingly complex and not

always accurate. This is the reason we now

show “from” prices in our brochure, which

will provide you with a good guideline for the

selected package. The “from” price is available

for a specific travel period mentioned clearly

in the grey box “Offer includes”.

Every journey also has a unique website

link and QR code to click on and get more

details about the price for your selected

travel date with most of our packages

bookable online.

MAKE IT YOUR OWN

The packages shown in this brochure can be

changed and amended any time upon your

requirements. In most cases the from price

is shown in a 3* hotel and 2nd class rail

journey if not mentioned otherwise.

We offer a flexible approach to our holidays.

Simply book the suggested itinerary as

described or Make it your own with our

suggestions to mix and match. You can find

various options for upgrades, extension

nights and optional excursions and activities.

If you can`t find exactly what you want,

contact us and one of our specialists will

tailor-make the best travel option for you.

All prices will be confirmed and guaranteed

at the time of booking.

HOTEL GRADING

In our brochure you will find reference to

standard, superior or deluxe accommodation

which simply refers to the corresponding

star rating of 3,4 or 5 star. Sometimes you

may also find a ‘+’ beside the star rating

which indicates the hotel has additional

facilities. The star ratings are provided

by the official body in Switzerland that

oversees hotel classification – the Swiss

Hotel Association.

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation in all hotels, whatever the

rating, is usually in a standard twin-bedded

room, unless otherwise stated. Please take

note that most hotel rooms in Switzerland

are equipped with a ‘Swiss twin’ (one frame/

single mattresses/ two duvet covers). Also,

many double / twin rooms only take a

maximum of one extra bed for children.

ROOM CHECK-IN

& CHECK-OUT

Check-in times are usually between 2pm

and 3pm whilst check-out can be from 11am

to 12pm on the day of departure. If you

have a later flight the hotel will in

most cases agree to hold your luggage for

a few hours after check-out. A later checkout

or use of a day room (at additional

charge) may also be an option and can be

arranged locally.

SINGLE ROOM

Although supplements are payable for single

accommodation, it should be noted that the

standard size and location of single rooms

are not always as good as a twin/double

room (even if the twin/double room

is booked for single occupancy).

GUEST CARDS

Some cities and towns in Switzerland

provide guest cards for local transport and

other discounts to guests staying overnight

at a hotel. This can be a very convenient and

cost-effective way of exploring a local area

on public transport. Guest Cards are always

issued by the hotel.

DRIVING IN SWITZERLAND

The roads in Switzerland are well developed

and easily accessible. A motorway vignette

is required when driving your own car

in Switzerland. This can be purchased

beforehand through us.

Car Rental companies based in Switzerland

include vignettes in their rental prices. If you

are taking a rental car into Switzerland from

France, Germany, Italy or Austria you will

have to buy a vignette at the border. Expect

queues in high season.

INTERNATIONAL RAIL

All our packages can also be combined

with train travel by Eurostar from the UK via

Paris or Brussels to Switzerland and from

neighbouring countries Germany, France,

Italy and Austria into Switzerland. We offer

Interrail and Eurail tickets as well as pointto-point

tickets on DB, Trenitalia, TGV Lyria

services, SNCF, Italo / NTV and many more.

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