From steam to high speed

7 days

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A unique railway adventure, with up to 6 extra days for cab view rides


Program

7 days main programm, up to 6 days extra days for cabview ride

During 7 days you will be able to explore up to 12 different transport - systems: an old steam train, rapid transit, the newest train on the federal railways system - traveling the longest railway tunnel of the world, cable cars (aerial and surface), cog railroad and navigation.
Beside the actual adventure trip, you have the possibility to book up to 6 extra days cab view rides on 8 different, very scenic train trips throughout Switzerland.

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Daily schedule Overnight
Pre Cab View rides or individual programs    
Start of main program: 11:00 at Zurich AirPort (ZRH)    
1 a Meet & assist A/P Transfer -> Hotel     Zurich
  p Steam Train Boat trip Welcom Dinner    
2 a TRF->French CH Hands On - Chocolate   Vevey
  p Cog Railroad UNESCO World Culture Heritage    
3 a Surface cable car Mountain Train Power Plant   Thun
  p Car shuttle train        
4 a Base Tunnel - Lötschberg     Stansstad
  p   Cabrio cable car      
5 a Lucerne Verkehrshaus (Railways Museum)   Davos
  p Stoos, new, world unique, surface cable car    
6 a Albula-Line Tunnel Site     Zurich
  p RhB-Museum UNESCO World Culture Heritage    
7 a Gotthard summit tunnel       
  p Gotthard base tunnel - longest railway tunnel of the world    
END of main program: 15:00 at Zurich AirPort (ZRH)
   
Aft Cab View rides or individual programs    
               

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Highlights   Regions to be visited

UNESCO World Heritage

 

German part

French part

• Lavaux

• Albula Bernina Line

 

Italien part

Romanisch part

Hands On Experiance      

• Self made Swiss chocolate

 

 

 

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Program dates / booking codes
Code TWL - RA - 2019

Please let us know about:

  • start and end date of your trip in Zurich
  • how you travel to Switzerland / Zurich
RA1 Aug 18th - 24th
RA2 Sept 22nd - 28th

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Extras / Specials  

for 3 days before and 3 days after the main program, we have options for you to enjoy cab view rides with different railways systems!

Att extra charges 

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Trans­port incl.

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

All needed transfers for the excurisons described in the program

Long distance transfers are done by minibus.

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Hotel chosen

For this trip, we have chosen

  two standard
  two superior

along the route for you!

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Minimum / Maximum size of group

Minimum size of group: 10

Maximum size of group: 16

passengers!

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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. 8 x full board in chosen 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.

Standartd Hotels

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double room, double occupancy 22 m² Full Board 2'740.00
single room (or double room, single use) 17 m² Full Board 3'150.00
Extra nights double room, double occupancy  B&B 95.00
  single room (or double room, single use)  B&B 145.00
         

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Meals
Included is 8 x full board!

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Hands-on
Produce some Swiss Chocolate yourself - at Maison Cailler in Broc

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

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Not included

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

• travel insurance

• cost of visa (Schengen area)

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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
non refundable: CHF 500.00 / per pax

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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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This tour is operated
by Travelwell, est. 1974



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
Surface cable car   Mini funicular   Panoramic, narrow gauge
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, old mountain route      

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Itinerary

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Day 1)
AM: Arrival in Switzerland / Zurich - Transfer to the hotel

Please ensure, that your scheduled arrival time at ZRH / Zurich Air Port is before 11:00 am - our program starts 12:30pm (you may arrive a day earlier and book an extra night at the same hotel)!

PM: Very closed to Zurich, in Bauma, the first highlight is awaiting the group. The Dampfbahn Zürcher Oberland (Steam train) will shuttle us from Baum to Hinwil and back.

Welcom Dinner is served on the Vessel of the ZSG, Zürichsee Schiffahrts­gesellschaft (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


Day 2)
AM: On the way to the french speaking part of Switzerland, we will be introduced to the secrets of the Swiss chocolate.

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.


Day 3)
AM: 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 Lötschberg.


Day 4)
AM:Today, we visit the base tunnel system of the Lötschberg and will be int­ro­du­ced to the safety and security system of one of the world's longest railway tunnel systems. Later, we will visit the tunnels system itsself - on foot.

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


Day 5)
AM: On the way to Davos, 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)!


Day 6)
On the way back to Zurich, we will visit the construction site of the new Albula Tunnel, travel on the RhB Albula Bernina Line (UNESCO World Heritage) with its helical tunnels and visit the RhB train museum in Bergün.

The RhB Railway system from Chur to Tirano is listed as a UNESCO World Culture Heritage.


Day 7)

Gotthard base- and summit tunnel

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

Earliest flight departures for

  Europe - scheduled time of departure - 16:15 pm

  Intercontinental - scheduled time of departure - 17:00 pm


8 Cab View Ride / Drivers Eye View to choose from

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Cab View Rides are: Self Guided
Overnights incl. B&B for all extra days / nights for Cab View Ride / Drivers Eye View at same hotel as the main program, in Zurich.


Extra A)

Gotthard Base - and Summit Tunnel

Travel in the driver’s cab of an ETR 610 - through the newly opened Gotthard Base Tunnel - and in a Flirt via the Gotthard mountain route.


Extra B)

Eastern part of Switzerland

This driver's Cab-View-Rides  offers you the opportunity to take the lead in eastern Switzerland: on the Zurich-Sargans-St.Gallen route. You will be driving in the driver's cab of a RABe 511.


Extra C)

Southern foothills of the Jura

An ICN, the high-speed line, the engineer and you.

One of the most beautiful travel routes, top speeds of up to 124 miles per hour, a lot of high-tech and the spectacular view of a train driver await you on the driver's cab ride along the southern Jurassic line.


Extra D)

Cargo train - Gotthard Summit Tunnel

With 57 kilometres (ca. 35.4 miles), the Gotthard Base Tunnel is the world's longest railway tunnel and forms the heart of the new north-south axis. Marvel at this architectural masterpiece at the top of the train - in the driver's cab of a SBB Cargo locomotive.


Extra E)

Brünig Pass

Daily until 14 October 2018 you can travel from Lucerne via Brunig to Interlaken in the driver's cab of the Zentralbahn from Lucerne. And discover your journey in the heart of Switzerland from a completely new perspective.


Extra F)

Lötschberg Summit Tunnel

From Lausanne to Brig ride in the driver's cab of the high-speed train ETR 610. From Brig onwards, the driver's cab of a Re460 will take you through the Lötschberg base tunnel to Berne.


Extra G)

Albula Railway (UNESCO)

Don't dream any longer, but make your dream come true: Steer through the Albulatal valley along the UNESCO World heritage railway line with an expert in the driver's cab of a RhB locomotive.


Extra H)

Bernina Railway (UNESCO) (vv)

Ranks as the highest adhesion railway of the continent, and – with inclines of up to 7% – as one of the steepest adhesion railway in the world. The height difference on the section between the Bernina Pass and Tirano is 1,824 m (5,984 ft), allowing passengers to see glaciers and palm trees on the same line.