Mountains 9 days
guided tour
using minibus transport

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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 areas.
Our mountains crest up to the elevation of 4,634 m / 15,203 ft (Dufours peak). The lowest point on altitude is 193 m / 633 ft (Ascona).

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Program dates / booking codes
Year Start End Trip Code        
2021 Mon May 10th Sun Aug 29th - SM H 12-21        
  Mon Aug 30st Sun Oct 17th - SM L 12-21        
                 

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2022 Sat Apr 16th Sun Apr 24th - SM L 12-22        
                 
                 

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  low
season
    high
season
    opoen for bookings     guaranteed departure     allmost fully booked,
but still bookable
    sold
out
   

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Daily schedule
 
1   Meet & assist at Zurich Airport - Transfer to the hotel.
Time to get over the jetleg and / or start to explore Zurich.
2   1st day excursion Niederhorn or choose any excursion from the offers below
3   2nd day excursion Zermatt, Gornergrat or choose any excursion from the offers below
4   3rd day excursion Gruyere or choose any excursion from the offers below
5   4th day excursion Stanserhorn or choose any excursion from the offers below
6   5th day excursion Stoos, Fronalpstock or choose any excursion from the offers below
7   6th day excursion Zernez, Pontresina or choose any excursion from the offers below
8   7th day excursion Wiesen or choose any excursion from the offers below
9   A/P Transfer If your flight DEP is later in the day, still time to explore Zurich
         

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Highlights (possible)   Mountains to be visited

UNESCO World Heritage

 

German part

French part
• Berne

• Bellinzona

 

• Fronalpstock

• Rochers-de-Naye

old town

 3 Castle

 

• Gornergrat

• Lavaux

 

 

• Hochstuckli

 

vineyards

 

• Niederhorn

at extra costs

 

 

• Parpaner Rothorn

• Brienzer Rothorn

Hands On Experience

 

• Rigi

• Jungfraujoch

• Self made Swiss Chocolate

 

Stanserhorn

• Niesen

   

• Schilthorn

• Titlis

 
Entry-fee for over 500 museums - all over Switzerland - are included!

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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. B&B in chosen hotel class, all needed transfers and described excursions, entry fees to museums, documentation, meet and assist at Zurich Airport up on arrival, city tax and VAT.


Standard Hotel
Silver program
 
           

Low

season

double room, double occupancy 17 m² + B&B
2'650.00  
single room (or double room, single use) 15 m² + B&B 3'120.00  
           
High season double room, double occupancy 17 m² + B&B 2'720.00  
single room (or double room, single use) 15 m² + B&B 3'190.00  
           
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
 
           

Low

season

double room, double occupancy 22 m² + B&B
2'910.00  
single room (or double room, single use) 20 m² + B&B 3'590.00  
           
High season double room, double occupancy 22 m² + B&B 3'010.00  
single room (or double room, single use) 20 m² + B&B 3'690.00  
           
Extra night Zurich incl. B&B, City tax and VAT  
double room, double occupancy 28 m² + from 155.00  
single room (or double room, single use) 20 m² + from 206.00  
Day card (24 hrs) all public transport + entry fees for 40 museums 27.00  
           

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Meals incl.  
Included are all breakfasts - 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.

Transfer from your 1st to the 2nd hotel you will be staying at.

All needed transfers for the excurisons as described in the program.

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Baggage transfer from hotel to hotel - incl.
 

On the day you transfer back to Zurich, please deposit your larger bags with the hotel concierge not later than 09:00 am.

The VIP Bag Services from the Swiss Federal Railways will pick it up and deliver it by 19:00 pm (latest) to the hotel, you will be staying in Zurich.

This arrangement incl. 2 pieces per person!

They should not be heavier than 20 kgs / 43 lbs each!

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Hands-on  
Produce some Swiss Chocolate yourself - at Broc.

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Possible upgrade on trains
 

On most long distance train journeies you may travel 1st class. This is less crowded and you have more space (mostly 3 instead of 4 seats abreast).

In order to upgrade ALL possible legs: add CHF 295.00.

Mountain trains and all city transportations do not offer 1st class services!

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Extras / Specials / Possible City Sightseeing

Even if this is a "Mountain program", we offer you up to 8 extra excursions to the major Swiss cities.

 NO extra charges 

Basel
Berne

Geneva
Lucerne

Lausanne

Locarno

Schaffhausen
St. Gallen

 

We will supply you with a map and a APP with a tour to each city. It is also possible to book guided tours in most of the cities. If you like to take advantage of this, please contact our headoffice!

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Deposit  
non refundable: CHF 500.00 / per pax

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Rest payment  

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

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

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All our tours are conducted
by Travelwell, est. 1974


A different way / system to explore Switzerland

As Switzerland is a small country (only 41,285 km2 / 15,940 sq mi), we have tried to optimise your trip and arranged you to stay overnight only in two hotels, at Thun (Bernese Oberland) and Zurich.

From this 2 "hombases", you can reach most of the spots we offer you to explore with in 1:00, max. 3:00 hrs.  With this system, the tour is much more convenient for you.

  • Less packing and unpacking all the time!
  • Less luggage haul from one hotel to the other!
  • Depending on your mood and the weather, you may change your daily excursions at any time!
  • Unlike a "fixed program", we offer you more, additional options / des­tinations you can choose from!
  • Even if this is a "Mountain-Trip", we offer you several day excursions which include visits to some of the most interesting citys of Switzerland!
  • If you like to see something a 2nd time, to be able to explore more details, you may come back at any of the days of the rest of your trip!

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Day excursions

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Excursion 1)
Niederhorn-Bernese Oberland German speaking part

We will beginn our journey with a short break at the Kambly. Afterwards we will visit the mount Niederhorn with the famous tripple gondolas. On the way back to Beatenberg you can choose to ride a trotti bike or walk.

The dinner will take place with a traditional folk show in Interlaken.

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Excursion 2)
Zermatt, Gornergrat German speaking part

Today, you will visit the famous Zermatt and crest the Gornergrat, where you will enjoy the phenomenal scenery and views towards the Matterhorn. You may stay on the Gornergrat or in Zermatt as long as you wish.

To Zermatt, you will be travelling the old "Lötschberg-Route", using the summit tunnel with the marvelous landscape. Back to your Hotel, your journey will take you through the new, modern Lötschberg-Base Tunnel.

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Excursion 3)
Gruyere French speaking part

You will experience two swiss specialties up close today.

Our day starts with a amazing guided tour of the castle of Gruyere. Afterwards you will get a delicious meal in the Maison Gruyere. In the afternoon you will get the opportunity to make your own swiss chocolatebar at Broc.

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Excursion 4)
Stanserhorn German speaking part

Riding to the top of the 1'900 meter (6'233 feet) Mount Stanserhorn with the wind in your hair, the blue sky above you and a fantastic 360° panorama. The so-called “Cabrio” aerial cable car is the world’s first cable car with a roofless upper deck. The comfortable double-decker is the very latest in cable car technology. The lower level (with windows going almost from wall-to-wall) has space for 60 people. From there, an elegant staircase leads up to the sun deck, which offers room for about 30 people. The guests can enjoy 360° panoramic views as well as the fresh mountain air.

Excursion 5)
Stoos, Fronalpstock German speaking part

The summit of the Fronalpstock lies high above Lake Lucerne and offers a singular view to many peaks of the Alps. The panoramic view of more than 10 Swiss lakes and numerous peaks is simply breathtaking. On the summit, which drops vertically down to a fabulous view of Lake Uri and the Rütli meadow, is a restaurant, charming dwarf goats, a big playground and a walking path.

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Excursion 6)
Zernez German speaking part

Today our journey will take us to Zernez and past Livigno. In Zernez we visit the National Park museum including a guided tour. In the evening we will be taken by carriage to the restaurant.

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Excursion 7)
Wiesen German speaking part

Our next destination is the Zügerschlucht gorge, through which we will experience an adventurous and exciting hike. Afterwards we will head back to Zurich for a pleasant evening before departure.

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Last day on tour)
Zurich German speaking part

Your last day is the day to be spent in Zurich.

am: Private city sightseeing with a local, fluent English speaking guide.
pm: It's the ideal city to do all your shopping, to buy all the souvenirs (at reasonable prices) you would like to take home. For the "not-shoppers", we suggest a 3:00 hrs excursion to the Uetliberg with a 1:30 hrs walk to the Felsenegg.

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??? Bernese Oberland: alternative day excursions

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Extra I - May till September, daily, rest of year 2-3 weekly
EXTRA Costs - CHF 110.00 per person
Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe German speaking part

The majestic world of the Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe at 3'454 m /11'333 ft. You reach Lauterbrunnen by train via Interlaken. Board the cog wheel 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 connect to Interlaken, and back to the Hotel.

Extra III - May till September
EXTRA Costs - CHF 29.50 per person
Niesen German speaking part

The Niesen peak is 2,362 metres (7,749 ft) in elevation.
It overlooks Lake Thun, in the Bernese Oberland region, and forms the northern end of a ridge that stretches north from the Albristhorn and Mannliflue, separating the Simmental and Kandertal valleys.
The Niesen funicular runs on steep metal rails, but there are no cogs. A metal cable running around two wheels, joins two separate wagons together. The 3'499 meter ascent is divided in two sections with two wagons playing the Mülenen-Schwandegg section and two between Schwandegg and Niesen Kulm.

Extra IV - May till September
EXTRA costs - CHF 46.00 per person
Brienzer Rothorn German speaking part

It chugs, steams, screeches and smokes: Switzerland’s only daily steam rack railway has thrilled passengers since 1892. Come aboard, the Brienzer Rothorn Railway will take you to the top, 2'362 metres (7'749 ft) in elevation.
It overlooks Lake Brienz and the Bernese Oberland region.


Extra VIII)
Rochers-de-Naye French speaking part

Your travel to Montreux with the famous Golden Pass Express through fabulous scenery. Cresting up to the Rochers-de-Naye with a cog wheel train. Relish the marvelous lookout over the Lake Geneva into the Swiss and French Alps. On your way back, stop at Montreux, Lausanne or Berne, as you prefere.

Zurich: alternative day excursions

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Not included  

• all lunches and all dinners
• 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 groupe
 

Minimum size of group: 7

maximum size of group: 16

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

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