Christmas Markets

5 - 9 days
guided tour
chauffeur driven

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From 5 to 9, book as many days as you like

 

9 days

 

8 days

 

7 days

 

6 days

 

5 days

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From Fri Nov 29th till Mon Dec 23rd, book any 5 to 9 - as many days as you like. Arrival and departure as you like!

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Program 5-9 days: 1st day arrival - 3-7 days in Switzerland - last day, departure

An extraordinary Christmas markets tour in Switzerland. You will be:
• visiting up to 7 different markets
• performing up to 2 hands on experiences
• cresting up to 2 mountains top
This offer includes far more, than just visiting some markets!
You will (if you book the 9 days program) explore how
• Swiss Chocolate is produced
• Swiss cheese is hand made
On the top of this special experience, you will
• visit 2 UNESCO World Culture Heritage
• be invited to enjoy up to 5, privat guided city sightseeings
This unique tour is conducted only with small groups, max. 15 guests per tour.

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Daily schedule
 
X   Arrival day - Meet & assist at ZRH A/P - Transfer ZRH A/P -> Hotel
Time to get over the jet leg or may start to explore Zurich.
At the earliest: Fri Nov 29th
2   Monday Zurich City sightseeing
3   Tuesday Berne City sightseeing, Self made Swiss cheese
4   Wednesday St. Gall City sightseeing, Excursion Hoher Kasten
5   Thursday Basel Self made Swiss chocolate
6   Friday Lucerne City sightseeing, "Glasi Hergiswil"
7   Saturday Winterthur Rhine Falls, Stein am Rhine
8   Sunday
Chur City sightseeing, Excursion Weisshorn
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Departure day - Transfer to the A/P. DEP hotel 2:45 before flight departure!

At the latest: Mon Dec 23rd

         

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Highlights
  Special places to be visited

• up to 2 Hands On Experiences

• up to 5 City Sightseeings

• Dinner cruise on Lake Zurich

 

 

 

German part

Rhaeto Romance part
  • Hoher Kasten

• Arosa Weisshorn

 

UNESCO World Heritage

  • Berne • St. Gall

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Program dates / booking codes
Year Start End Trip Code        
2019 Fri Nov 29th Mon Dec 23rd - CM 19        
2020 Fri Nov 27th Wed Dec 23rd - CH 20        
                 

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  low
season
    high
season
    open for bookings     guaranteed departure     almost fully booked,
but still bookable
    sold
out
   

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Costs per person in CHF  

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Our rates are based on current costs. We reserve the right to change the price on published offers due to change of currencies exchange rates or other reasons without prior notice.

Costs incl. half board in chosen hotel class, all needed transfer and described excursions, entry fees to museums, documentation, meet and assist at ZRH A/P upon arrival, city tax and VAT.

Standard Hotel Silver program
 
           

5
days

double room, double occupancy 17 m² + B&B
2'170.00  
single room (or double room, single use) 15 m² + B&B 2'420.00  
 

6
days

double room, double occupancy 17 m² + B&B
2'610.00  
single room (or double room, single use) 15 m² + B&B 2'930.00  
 

7
days

double room, double occupancy 17 m² + B&B
3'060.00  
single room (or double room, single use) 15 m² + B&B 3'440.00  
 

8
days

double room, double occupancy 17 m² + B&B
3'440.00  
single room (or double room, single use) 15 m² + B&B 3'880.00  
 

9
days

double room, double occupancy 17 m² + B&B
3'660.00  
single room (or double room, single use) 15 m² + B&B 4'170.00  
           
Extra night Zurich incl. B&B, City tax and VAT  
double room, double occupancy 17 m² + from 120.00  
single room (or double room, single use) 15 m² + from 188.00  
Day card (24 hrs) all public transport + entry fees for 40 museums 27.00  
           

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Superior Hotel Gold program  
           

5
days

double room, double occupancy 22 m² + B&B
2'210.00  
single room (or double room, single use) 20 m² + B&B 2'500.00  
 

6
days

double room, double occupancy 22 m² + B&B
2'660.00  
single room (or double room, single use) 20 m² + B&B 3'020.00  
 

7
days

double room, double occupancy 22 m² + B&B
3'120.00  
single room (or double room, single use) 20 m² + B&B 3'560.00  
 

8
days

double room, double occupancy 22 m² + B&B
3'500.00  
single room (or double room, single use) 20 m² + B&B 4'020.00  
 

9
days

double room, double occupancy 22 m² + B&B
3'730.00  
single room (or double room, single use) 20 m² + B&B 4'320.00  
           
Extra night Zurich incl. B&B, City tax and VAT  
double room, double occupancy 22 m² + from 155.00  
single room (or double room, single use) 22 m² + from 206.00  
Day card (24 hrs) all public transport + entry fees for 40 museums 27.00  
           

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Meals:  
Included is half board, every day in Switzrland - all the rest of the meals you cater yourself.

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Trans­port incl.

Transfer on arrival and departure from airport to hotel and v.v.

All needed transfers for the excurisons as described in the program with a minibus.

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City Sightseeing:  
Berne - Chur - Lucerne - St. Gall - Zurich
We have always a local specialist, an expert in his town, awaiting the group for an extraordinary, private guided tour!

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Hands On Experience:  

Self made Swiss chocolate

Self made Swiss cheese

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Museums:  
All entry fees for the museums described in the program are included

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Not included (with the 9 day programm):  

• Lunch arrival day / departure day

• 6 of 8 dinners (you cater your self on the markets)
• Trip from home to Zurich, Switzerland - v.v.
• All personal expenses

• Travel insurance

• Cost of visa (Schengen area)

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Minimum- / Maximum size of group  
Minimum size of group: 6  Maximum size of group: 15 passengers

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A different way to explore Christmas Markets

Unlike most other offers, traveling to christmas markets in Europe, you are going to stay during your whole stay in Switzerland at the same hotel in Zurich. From there, traveling by minibus, you reach all markets with in 1:00 hr max. 1:30 hrs.

• NO packing and unpacking every day

NO luggage haul from one hotel to the other

This does make this trip much more convenient for you!

This offer includes every day half board - one meal you cater your self at the markets.

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Day excursions

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Monday Zurich

Markets

 • Hauptbahnhof
 • Sechselautenplatz

Lunch:
Dinner:
At own
Included
am Leisure, time to do some shopping in the "Glatt Mall", nearby
pm

City sight­seeing in Zurich

           

Tuesday Berne

Markets

 • Waisenhausplatz
 • Münsterplatz!

Lunch:
Dinner:
At own
Included
am City sight­seeing old town of Berne, a UNESCO World heri­tage
pm

Hands On Experience - produce some Swiss Cheese your self

           

Wednesday St. Gall

Market

 • Old Town, Marktplatz

Lunch:
Dinner:
Included
At own
am Excursion to the Mount "Hoher Kasten".
pm

City sight­seeing in St. Gall where you will visit the UNESCO world heri­tage, the Abbey and the old library.

           

Thursday Basel

Markets

 • Barfusserplatz
 • Munsterplatz

Lunch:
Dinner:
At own
Included
am Leisure, time to do some shopping in the "Glatt Mall", nearby
pm

Self made Swiss chocolate

           

Friday Lucerne

Market

 • Franziskaner

Lunch:
Dinner:
At own
Cruise, included
am Visit the most famous "Glasi Hergiswil", the only place in Switzerland, where you can watch a live production of glass blowing.
pm

In order to enjoy the dinner cruise on the lake, your visit to the market is pland after a privat sightseeing tour in the afternoon!

           

Saturday Winterthur

Market

 • Old Town

Lunch:
Dinner:
Included
At own
am Excursion to the Rhine Falls , largest waterfalls in Europe
pm

continue to the picturesque old town of Stein am Rhein

           

Sunday Chur

Market

 • Old Town

Lunch:
Dinner:
Included
At own
am

City sightseeing in Chur, the oldest town of Switzerland and the first town on the Rhine on its way from the source to Rotterdam (Netherlands), where it feeds the North-Sea.

Lunch on the mountain-top of the Weisshorn (2'653 meter of altitude / 8'704 feet)

pm

Back in Chur, time to visit the market in the old town of this lovely small city.

           



Additional day excursions / Zurich

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Extra I - available daily:
EXTRA costs - CHF 159.00 per pax / CHF 79.50 kids, 6-15

You may need an extra day / night in Zurich

Mount Titlis - Glacier Paradise German speaking part

10:00 AM from Zurich-Sihlquai (bus terminal)
An excursion to the highest vantage point in Central Switzerland. In Engelberg we board the aerial cableway for a 40 minute trip to the high alpine glacier region. Enjoy a ride in the revolving „ROTAIR” gondola that takes you up to the summit at 3020 m (10’000 ft.) overlooking the Swiss Alps. Snow and ice are guaranteed. During 2 hour stay on the mountain visit the Ice Grotto and if the weather allows ride the „Ice Flyer” the modern chairlift offering spectacular views into glacier crevasses and ice falls, walk over Europe’s highest suspension bridge „Titlis Cliff Walk” and sledge on snow, even in summer, on the „Fun Lift”. Return by coach via Lucerne (1 hour at leisure).

Extra II - available daily:
EXTRA costs - CHF 244.00 per pax / CHF 122.50 kids, 6-15

You may need an extra day / night in Zurich

Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe German speaking part

8.30 AM from Zurich-Sihlquai (bus terminal)
The majestic world of the Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe at 3'454 m /11'333 ft. You reach Lauterbrunnen by coach, where you board the cogwheel train for the most interesting trip  to Jungfraujoch - Europe's highest railway station. Enjoy the incredible world of eternal snow and ice. Visit the „Alpine Sensation“ a round-tour subway officially opened to mark the centenary of Jungfrau Railway, the Ice Palace, experience the breathtaking panorama view from the Sphinx Observation Terrace, overlooking the Aletsch Glacier (Europe’s longest glacier). The down hill trip takes you to Grindelwald where your coach awaits you. Arrival in Zurich at approx. 8 pm.


Name change:  
Name change of pax is possible till 48 hrs before start of trip
(at extra costs: CHF 100.00)

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Deposit:    
non refundable siver programm: CHF 500.00 / per pax
  gold programm: CHF 500.00 / per pax
  platinium programm: n.a.

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Rest payment:  

If payed with credit card - due 45 days before start of trip!

If payed with wire transfer - due 30 days before start of trip!

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