Discover the beauties of Switzerland, with the most diverse landscapes

9 days /

8 nights

guided tour

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 A unique Mountains guided tour
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Program 9 days: 1st day arrival - 7 days on tour, 9th day departure

Switzerlands mountains are famous. Thousands of  guests from all over the world come, every year, to explore this breathtaking scenery. We are proud to offer you a very special tour, far away from the beaten tracks. Explore our country where the locals enjoy there time - skip the areas, where other tourists make you queuing up for hours.
58% of the countries surface are considered to be mountains. Besides the Alps (48%) and the Jura Mountains (10%), only 12% of the PreAlps and 30% of the Swiss plateau contain large housing development area.
Our mountains crest up to the eleveation of 4,634 m / 15,203 ft (Dufours peak). The lowest point on altitude is 193 m / 633 ft (Ascona).

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Daily schedule Overnight
Start of program: 11:00 am at Zurich AirPort (ZRH)    
1 a Meet & assist A/P Transfer -> Hotel     Zurich
  p Steam Train Boat trip Welcome Dinner   3sHH
2 a Berne Kambly (cookie) factory   Thun
  p Niederhorn trotti-bike   4MT
3 a Zermatt Matterhorn     Thun
  p   Moutain high     3sDe
4 a Gruyere cheese factory     Thun
  p Broc chocolate factory     4Wi
5 a Stanserhorn       Lucerne
  p Lucerne city tour     3sBegs
6 a Engandine Stoosbahn     Samaden
  p   Fronaplstock      
7 a Bernina Railway, a UNESCO World Culture Heritage   Samaden
  p Horse drawn carriages to Val Roseg    
8 a Filisur Albuka Railway     Zurich
  p Zügerschlucht    
9 a Gotthard summit tunnel   Zurich
  p Gotthard base tunnel - longest railway tunnel of the world    
END of program: 13:30 pm at Zurich AirPort (ZRH)
   
               

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Regions to be visited

• German part

• French part

• Italian part

• Rhaeto-Romance part

UNESCO World Heritage

• Lavaux

• Albula Bernina Line

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The Swiss mountains - often off the beaten tourist track!

1.City tour in Zurich

10.City tour in Lucerne

2. Boat trip with dinner on Lake Zurich

11. Stoos funicular

3.Kambly, a traditional "Guetzli" manufacturer

12. Chairlift Fornalpstock

4.Group cable car Niederhorn

13. The Swiss National Park: in the terrain, along the Spöhl and in the Museum

5. Trotti-Bike experience


14.Three easy, specially sekected hikes

6. Folkshow

15. Horse-drawn carriages ride into the beautiful Roseg valley

7. Matterhorn, Zermatt

16. Albua Kube gelical and revolving tunnels - a UNESCO World Heritage Site

8. Lötschberg car transporte

17. Gotthard smmit tunnel: the old, very attractive route

9. Cabrio - cablecar Stanshorn

18. Gotthard Base Tunnel-

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CV19 Info - CV19 - Info - CV19 Info - CV19 Info

As per today, despite the Corona Virus situation, we will conduct this 3 tours.

All participants must have been fully vaccinated for over 15 days at the start of the tour.

Still, depending on government regulations we reserve the right to cancel the tour also on short-terms.

Monies paid will be refunded in full (exception currency fluctuations).

 
Program dates / booking codes 2021
  Start End Trip Code        
Main Sat Aug 21th Sun Aug 29th 2021 1/21 R - 21 - 11 L    
Main Sat Oct 02th Sun Oct 10th 2021 2/21 R - 21 - 2 H      

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

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Costs per person in CHF
Costs may still be adjusted due to changes in purchasing prices (after the CV19 pandemic)

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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. 6 x full board in standard hotel class, all needed transfers and described excursions, entry fees to museums, documentation, meet and assist at ZRH A/P upon arrival, fluent english speaking tour manager throughout the whole main program, city tax and VAT.

Two superior and three first class Hotels  
           
Low season double room, double occupancy 23 m² + full board 3'945.00  
single room (or double room, single use) 20 m² + full board 3'970.00  
           
Extra night Zurich incl. B&B, City tax and VAT
 
double room, double occupancy 17 m² + from 105.00  
single room (or double room, single use) 15 m² + from 135.00  
Day card (24 hrs) all public transport + entry fees for 40 museums 27.00  
High season double room, double occupancy 23 m² + full board 4'295.00  
single room (or double room, single use) 20 m² + full board 4'470.00  
           
Extra night Zurich incl. B&B, City tax and VAT
 
double room, double occupancy 17 m² + from 105  
single room (or double room, single use) 15 m² + from 135.00  
Day card (24 hrs) all public transport + entry fees for 40 museums 27.00  
           

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Trans­port incl.

Transfer on arrival and departure from airport to hotel and v v with public transport.

All needed transfers for the excurisons described in the program

Long distance transfers are done by minibus.

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Entry fees for Museums
 
Entry fees for the museums mentioned in the programs are included!

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Minimum / Maximum size of group

Minimum size of group: 8

Maximum size of group: 16 (due to Corona-Virus situation)

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Near Filisur - only possible on certain, special, pre arranged trips!


Not included

trip from home to Zurich, Switzerland - v.v.
• all personal expenses

• travel insurance• alcoholic beverages with meals

• cost of visa (Schengen area)

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Near Filisur - only possible on certain, special, pre arranged trips!



A one of a kind experience

If you know a guided tour, where you can explore more different train adventure with in one week, please tell us, we like to explore this other offer ourself!
Street car   Steam train   Car shuttle train
Aerial cable car   Cog railroad   Narrow gauge train
Cable railway   Mini funicular   Commuter train
Cabrio cable car   Swiss Federal Railways system
Navigation lake Zurich   New Albula tunnel, construction site
Gotthard base tunnel   Helical tunnel UNESCO World Heritage, Albula Bernina Line
Gotthard summit tunnel, scenic, old mountain route

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Itinerary

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Day 1)
Steam train / Welcome dinner

AM: Arrival in Switzerland / Zurich - Transfer to the hotel.

Please ensure, that your scheduled arrival time at Zurich AirPort is before 11:00 am - our program starts 12:00pm (you may arrive a day earlier and book an extra night at the same hotel).

PM: Very close to Zurich, in Bauma, the first highlight is awaiting the group. The Dampfbahn Zurcher Oberland (Steam train) will shuttle us from Hinwil to Bauma and back. Welcom Dinner is served on the Vessel of the ZSG, Zurichsee Schifffahrts­gesellschaft (Fleet of the Lake Zurich). If we are lucky, it will be on one of the old 2 steamboats: Town of Zurich or Town of Rapperswil.

 

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Day 2)
Swiss chocolate / Rochers-de-Naye

AM: On the way to the french speaking part of Switzerland, we will be introduced to the secrets of the Swiss chocolate and Swiss cheese.

PM: The cog railroad up to the Rochers-de-Naye is cresting through a most beautiful landscape. On the top, we will enjoy the breathtaking lookout over the Lake Geneva area into the French and Swiss Alps.

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Day 3)
Vertic Alp Emosson

AM: Transfer by minibus to Martigny to reach the Mont-Blanc Express train. Passing through the magical Trient Valley with its rocky outcroppings, forests, wild gorges and classic alpine villages. In order to visit the Emosson hydroelectric power system, we will be using the 3 different mountain railways of the Vertic Alp Emosson.

PM: Continuing to Thun, we will travel with the car shuttle train Lotschberg.

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Day 4)
Lotschberg base tunnel

AM: Visit the base tunnel system of the Lotschberg and be int­ro­du­ced to the safety and security system of one of the world's longest railway tunnel systems. Later, we will visit the tunnel system itself - on foot.

PM: As a contrast, we will also use the world unique "Cabrio" aerial cable car up to the Stanserhorn.

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Day 5)
Stoos surface cable car

AM: On the way to Wiesen, we will visit the "Verkehrshaus" in Lucerne, with the Railway Museum of Switzerland.

PM: The new Stoos surface cable car is a cunstruction, you can not see any where else in the world (so far)!

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Day 6)
Bernina Pass

AM: On the way to the Italian Switzerland you get to see the UNESCO World Heritage route over the Bernina Pass.

PM: Excursion to Val Roseg with the horse-drawn carriages.

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Day 7)
Helical tunnels Albula line

On the way to Zurich, we will visit the construction site of the new Albula Tunnel, travel on the RhB Albula Bernina Line with its helical tunnels and visit the RhB train museum in Bergun.

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The RhB Railways system from Chur to Tirano (Italy) crossing through the Albula tunnel and over the Bernina pass, is listed as an UNESCO World Culture Heritage.


Day 8)
Helical tunnels Albula line

On the way to Zurich, we will visit the construction site of the new Albula Tunnel, travel on the RhB Albula Bernina Line with its helical tunnels and visit the RhB train museum in Bergun.

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Day 9)

Gotthard base- & summit tunnel / End 

AM: Gotthard summit and base tunnel.
From Andermatt to Bellinzona in the southern part of Switzerland, where the italian language is natively spoken.

PM: End of main program at Zurich Airport: 15:00 pm

Earliest flight departures for

 

Europe - scheduled time of departure - 17:00 pm

 

Intercontinental - scheduled time of departure - 18:00 pm

   

 

     

Meals  
Included is 8 x full board!

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Hands-on  

Produce some Swiss Chocolate yourself - at Maison Cailler in Broc

Produce some Swiss cheese yourself - at Maison Gruyer

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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 - due 90 days before start of trip
non refundable: CHF 873.00
per pax

only in case flights are cancelled due to pandemic situation, full deposit will be refunded

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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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All our tours are conducted    
by Travelwell, est. 1974