From horse-drawn carriages to high speed trains

8 days

7 nights

fully guided

all incl. tour

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 A unique railway adventure
 

Program 8 days: 1st day arrival - 6 days in Switzerland - last day, 8th, departure

During 8 days you will be able to explore up to 19 different transport - systems: an old steam train, rapid transit, the newest train on the federal railways system - travelling the longest railway tunnel of the world, cable cars (aerial and surface), cog railroad, 3 museums, navigation and more.

You will also be able to visit 2 UNESCO World Culture Heritages.

1) Lavaux // 2) Albula Bernina Line

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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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5 First Class / 2 First Class superior Hotels  
           
CHF / Person
double room, double occupancy 23 m² + full board 5'275.00  
singel room (or double room, single use) 20 m² + full board 5'860.00  
           
Extra night Zurich incl. B&B, City tax and VAT  
double room, double occupancy 17 m² + from 115.00  
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  
           

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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 + 2 extra lunches in first class hotel (5) and first class superior hotel (2), all needed transfers and described excursions, entry fees to museums, documentation, meet and assist at ZRH A/P upon arrival, fluent english and german speaking tour manager throughout the whole main program, city tax and VAT.


Program dates / booking codes 2021
  Start End Trip Code        
Main Sun Oct 03rd Sun Oct 10th 2021 1/21 R - 21 - 1 H      

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  low
season
L   high
season
H   open for bookings     guaranteed departure     almost fully booked,
but still bookable
    sold
out
   
Bookings always subject to goverment regulations (Covid-19)  

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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 Lunch   Zurich
  p Steam Train Boat trip Welcome Dinner   3sHH
2 a TRF->French CH Hands On Experience - Swiss Chocolate   Vevey
  p Cog Railroad UNESCO World Culture Heritage (Lavaux)
  4MT
3 a Surface cable car Mountain Train Power Plant   Thun
  p Car shuttle train       3sDe
4 a Base Tunnel - Lötschberg     Lucerne
  p   Cabrio cable car     4Wi
5 a Lucerne Verkehrshaus (Railways Museum)   Engadin
  p Stoos, new, world unique, surface cable car   3sBegs
6 a Bernina Railway, a UNESCO World Culture Heritage   Engadin
  p Horse drawn carriages to Val Roseg    
7 a Albula-Line Tunnel Construction Site    Zurich
  p RhB-Museum UNESCO World Culture Heritage    
8 a Gotthard summit tunnel       
  p Gotthard base tunnel - longest railway tunnel of the world    
END of program: 14:30 pm at Zurich AirPort (ZRH)
   
               

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Regions to be visited

• German part

• French part

• Italian part

• Rhaeto-Romance part

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A real treat for all railway enthusiasts!

1. S Bahn - ZVV
2. Zurich Oberland steam train

3. Lake Zurich Navigation

4. Rochers-de-Naye - MOB

5. Funicular - Vertic Alp

6. Narrow-gauge railway - Vertic Alp

7. Minifunicular - Vertic Alp

8. Lotschberg car transporte

9. Lotschberg Base Tunnel - BLS

10. Fire-fighting and rescue train Lotschberg Base Tunnel

11. Cabrio cable car Stanserhorn

12. Lucerne Museum of Transport

13. Stoos funicular

14. Bernina line to Tirano including the Brusio loop viaduct, UNESCO World Heritage Site - RhB

15. Horse-drawn carriages

16. The construction site of the new Albula Tunnel - RHB

17. Spiral and rotating tunnels Bergün - RHB railway museum

18. Gotthard summit tunnel - the very attractive, old route - SOB

19. Gotthard Base Tunnel - SBB

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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

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


Not included

trip from home to Zurich, Switzerland - v.v.
cost of visa (Schengen area)

all personal expenses

alcoholic beverages with meals

travel insurance

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Deposit - due 90 days before start of trip
non refundable: CHF 790.00
per pax

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

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Rest payment

If 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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Tourguide Languages

Our minibus drivers and Tourguides - all people with many years of experience - speak german and english.

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Climat CO2 Compensation

We reimburse the foundation "MyClimate" for 1 tonne CO2 compensation per guest traveling.

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




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

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

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).

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Important - to be observed!

On this trip you will have to cope several times with difference of altitude of over 6'000 feet up and down on the same day. The Berninapass with an altitude of 7'640 ft. over sealevel is the highest point on this trip. This recuires good health!

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Itinerary

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Day 1 - LD - Harry's Home
Steam train / Welcome dinner

AM: Arrival in Switzerland / Zurich (Airport or Main Station) - Transfer to the hotel.

Please ensure, that your scheduled arrival time at Zurich 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 - BLD - Modern Times
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 - BLD - Deltapark Vitalresort
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.

Dinner with a typical swiss Folk Show.

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Day 4 - BLD - Arth Deco Montana
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 -BLD - Bernina Hotel
Stoos surface cable car

AM: On the way to the Engadin, 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 - BLD - Bernina Hotel
Bernina Pass

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

In Brusio you pass the circular viaduct with the Rhaetian Railway, this is how the difference in altitude is overcome.

PM: Excursion by horse-drawn carriage to the largely untouched Val Roseg. Dinner will be served at the Roseg Glacier Restaurant and then we will return to the starting point by horse-drawn carriage.


Day 7 - BLD - Harry's Home
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 call by the RhB train museum in Bergun.

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.

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Day 8 - BL

Gotthard summit- & base 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. The return journey takes us through the longest railroad tunnel (57km) in the world.

PM: End of main program at Zurich Airport: 14:30 pm

Earliest flight departures for

 

Europe - scheduled time of departure - 17:00 pm

 

Intercontinental - scheduled time of departure - 18:00 pm

 

   

 

     

Meals  
Included is: 6 x full board + 2 extra lunch

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

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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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We reserve the right to make adjustments at any time!


All our tours are conducted    
by Travelwell, est. 1974