Swiss Mountains

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Program
9 days: 1 day travel - 7 days in Switzerland - 1 day travel

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
 
1   Meet & assist at ZRH A/P - Transfer ZRH A/P -> Hotel Thun
Time to get over the jetleg and  enjoy the wellness / fitness offer.
2   1st day exursion Niederhorn or choos any exursion from the list below (a-f)
3   2nd day exursion Rochers de Naye or choos any exursion from the list below (a-f)
4   3rd day exursion Schilthorn or choos any exursion from the list below (a-f)
5   4th day exursion Zermatt, Gornergrat or choos any exursion from the list below (a-f)
6   5th Transferday Ballenberg, Brunig  
7   6th day exursion Rigi, Lucerne or choos any exursion from the list below (g-k)
8   7th day exursion Parpaner Rothorn or choos any exursion from the list below (g-k)
9   Transfer to the A/P. DEP hotel 2:45 before flight departure!
         

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Highlights   Mountains to be visited

UNESCO World Heritage

 

German part

French part
• Berne

• Jungfrau -

 

• Brienzer Rothorn

• Rochers-de-

old town

Aletsch

 

• Gornergrat

Naye

• Lavaux

• Bellinzona,

 

• Jungfraujoch

 

vineyards

3 Castle  

• Niederhorn

Romanisch part

 

 

• Niesen

• Parpaner

Hands On Experiance

 

• Rigi

Rothorn

• Self made Swiss chocolate

 

• Schilthorn

 
   

• Titlis

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

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Program dates / booking codes
Code TWL - SM - 2019

Please let us know about:

  • your start and end date in Zurich
  • how you travel to Switzerland / Zurich
   
from May 01 2019
till October 31, 2019

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Extras / Specials

Even this is a "Mountain program", we offer you up to 6 extra excursions to the major Swiss cities.

 NO extra charges 

Basel
Berne

Chur
Geneva

Lucerne
Lausanne

Locarno
Lugano

 

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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

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

Standard Hotel
double room, double occupancy 17 m² + B&B 2'345.00
single room (or double room, single use) 15 m² + B&B 2'905.00
Extra night Zurich
incl.  B&B, City tax and VAT
double room, double occupancy from 195.00
single room (or double room, single use) from 157.00
Day card (24 hrs) all public transport and entry fee for 40 museums  27.00
         

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Superior Hotel
double room, double occupancy 28 m² + B&B 2'915.00
single room (or double room, single use) 20 m² + B&B 3'575.00
Extra night Zurich
incl.  B&B, City tax and VAT
double room, double occupancy  B&B 305.00
single room (or double room, single use)  B&B 210.00
Day card (24 hrs) all public transport and entry fee for 40 museums  27.00
         

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Possible upgrade on trains

On most trains you will be riding (long distance) you may travel 1 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 245.00

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

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Meals:
Included are all (8x) breakfasts - all the rest of the meals you cater yourself.

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Hands-on:
Produce some Swiss Chocolate yourself - at Interlaken.

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Possible City Sightseeing:
Basel - Bern - Chur - Geneva - Lausanne - Locarno - Lugano - Zurich
We will supplay you with a map and a APP with a tour to each city. It is allso possible to book guided tours in most of the cities. If you like to takke advantage of this, please contact our headoffice!

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Minimum / Maximum size of groupe

Minimum size of group: 1

maximum size of group: 9

passengers!

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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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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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This tour is operated
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 tryed to optimise your trip and pland you to stay overnight only in two hotels.

From this 2 "hombases", you can reach all the spots we offer you to explore with in 1:00, max. 2:00 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 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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Exursion 1)
Niederhorn-Bernese Oberland german speaking part

Start with a trip across the Lake Thun - crest the Nieder-horn, the first section with a surface cable car, the rest with a aerial cable car.


Exursion 2)
Rochers-de-Naye  french speaking part
Your travel to Montreux with the famous Golden Pass Express through breathtanking scenery. Cresting up to the Rochers-de-Naye with a cog wheel train. Relish the breathtaking lookout over the Lake Geneva into the Swiss and French Alps. On your way back, stop at Montreux, Lausanne or Berne, as you prefere.


Exursion 3)
Schilthorn, Piz Gloria german speaking part
James Bond 007, was here before you. He was present at the inauguration of the first revolving restaurant. On your way back, enjoy the city of Interlaken. A unique Hands On Experiance is awaiting you in the funky chocolate club. For dinner, we suggest you the extraordinary Swiss Folk Dinner Show, at the restaurant "Spycher".


Exursion 4)
Zermatt, Matterhorn german speaking part

Today, you will visit the famous Zermatt and crest the Gornergrat, where you will enjoy the breathtaking 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 traveling the old "Lötschberg-Route", using the summit tunnel with the marveles landscape. Back to your Hotel, you will be traveling through the new, modern Lötschberg-Base Tunnel.


Transfer to Zurich your bags will be transferd from the hotel to the next hotel in Zurich by Rail Services - you do not have to care about!
Ballenberg german speaking part

Before crossing the Brunigpass into the central part of Switzerland, the openair museum Ballenberg is the place to explore the different culture of Switzerland. A must! On the way to Zurich you will have to change the trains in Lucerne, your first possibility to explore this world famous tourist place.


Exursion 6)
Rigi Queen of the mountains german speaking part

Crest the Rigi with the blue cog wheel train from Arth Goldau. After relishing the panoramic view, not only into the alps but also towards France and Germany, you desent with the red train to Vitznau, from where a vessel of the Lake Lucerne navigation will transfer you to Lucerne, your second possibility to explore this world famous tourist place.


Exursion 7)
Parpaner Rothorn romanisch speaking part
For the last day of your stay in Switzerland, we have planed a marvelous journey to the Graubunden, the very eastern part of Switzerland. From Chur, you will be riding the Swiss postal bus service to Lenzerheide, where you change to the aerial cable car.

On your way back to Zurich, plan a stop in Chur, the oldests town in Switzerland. The old town is car free and well worth seeing it.



Bernese Oberland: alternative day excursions

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Extra a)
Berne german speaking part
Switzerlands capital city
• A walk through the old town of Berne (UNESCO World Heritage) - with stops at:

  - the Swiss Parliament

  - the "Zytgloggä" clock tower

  - Albert Einstein house / museum
• the bear park
• Museum Paul Klee


Extra b)
Lac Lemon Lake Geneva, Lausanne
french speaking part
the City next to the vineyards (UNESCO World Heritage) of the Lavaux
• The Olympic Museum presents the cornerstones of olympism sport
• Constructed from 1165 onwards but not consecrated until 1275, Lausanne Cathedral is the biggest in Switzerland. Built in the Gothic style, it has one of the finest stained-glass windows in Europe and the biggest musical instrument in Switzerland.


Extra c)

Geneva french speaking part
the home of the WEB, UN (United Nations / League of Nations) and the Red Cross
• Geneva, cradle of the Red Cross, runs the only museum which is dedicated the work of Henry Dunant and the Red Cross / Red Halfmoon movment.
• The Patek Philippe Museum, experience a journey through five centuries of watchmaking.


Extra d - May till September

EXTRA Costs
CHF 29.50.00 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 e - 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 Brienz Rothorn Railway will take you to the top, 2,362 metres (7,749 ft) in elevation.
It overlooks Lake Brienz and in the Bernese Oberland region.


Extra f - 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.


Zurich: alternative day excursions

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Extra g)

Basel german speaking part

the town where the river Rhine leaves Switzerland
• A walk through the old town of Basel

• The special thing about Basel, you have to know, is: This town has nearly 40 TOP museums. Here, you will find for every interest something realy outstanding!


Extra h)

Locarno or Lugano italien speaking part

The southern part of Switzerland is also the sunny, warmer area of Switzerland. If the weather on the north side of the alps is bad, rainy, cold, you might enjoy an extra trip to the south. We have 2 options for this:

Locarno and Ascona

The Lake Maggiore region is an extremely rich tourist destination. From the quiet shores of the lake to the busy riverbanks, not to mention the rich gastronomic and cultural offering. Discovering Lake Maggiore and the surrounding landscapes on board of a boat of the “Navigazione del Lago Maggiore” is a unique experience.

 

Lugano and Melide

Visiting the city to contemplate a work of art or to attend a concert is always a fabulous experience. If you want to have an overview of Switzerland and spend a pleasant time in a fantastic region, don't miss Swissminiatur in Melide, an exciting place and an attraction for all those who want to visit our country.

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Exursion j)

Bellinzona + Valle Verzasca italien speaking part

On the way from Zurich to the southern part of Switzerland, you will be  traveling through the longest railway tunnel on the world, the Gotthard base tunnel. On the way back, your train trip will take you through one of the most scenic train trips, the crest and desent to the old summit tunnel, opend 1822 a.c.

Visitors can rediscover the historical past of Bellinzona by exploring its narrow streets and squares and visiting the three castles. They are listed as UNESCO World Culture Heritage, examples of incomparable power and virile beauty that recount centuries of history written by Romans and Longobards, Swiss and Milanese.
Due to its isolated location, the Verzasca Valley is claimed as one of the valleys that could best keep its originality. The secluded geographical location made it unattractive for conquerors since the Roman period, and even before.


Extra k - daily, all the year round (except November 4 - 15, 2019)

EXTRA Costs
CHF 159.00 per adulte pax / CHF 79.50 kids, 6-15

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 minutes 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).


Deposit:
non refundable: CHF 500.00 / per pax (plus add ons for upgrades, suites or junior suites)

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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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