Swiss Mountains 11 days
self-guided
using public transport

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12 days

 

11 days

 

10 days

 

9 days

 

8 days

 

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Program 11 days: 1st day arrival - 9 days on tour, 11th 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
 
1   Meet & assist at Zurich airport - Transfer to the Bernese Oberland.
Rest of the day, time to get over the jetleg and enjoy the spa offer.
2   1st day exursion Niederhorn or choos any exursion from the offers below
3   2nd day exursion Rochers de Naye or choos any exursion from the offers below
4   3rd day exursion Schilthorn, Interlaken or choos any exursion from the offers below
5   4th day exursion Zermatt, Gornergrat or choos any exursion from the offers below
6   Transfer day Ballenberg, Brunig with the open air museum
7   5th day exursion Rigi, Lucerne or choos any exursion from the offers below
8   6th day exursion Stoos, Fronalpstock or choos any exursion from the offers below
9   7th day exursion Sattel, Hochstuckli or choos any exursion from the offers below
10   Zurich Sightseeing, shopping or choos any exursion from the offers below
11   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

 

vinyards

 

• Niederhorn

at extra costs

 

 

• Parpaner Rothorn

• Brienzer Rothorn

Hands On Experiance

 

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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Program dates / booking codes
Year Start End Trip Code        
2020 Mon Apr 17st Sun May 10th - SM L 12        
  Mon May 11th Sun Aug 30th - SM H 12        
  Mon Aug 31st Sun Oct 18th - SM L 12        
                 

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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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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. 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
2'950.00  
single room (or double room, single use) 15 m² + B&B 3'530.00  
           
High season double room, double occupancy 17 m² + B&B 3'040.00  
single room (or double room, single use) 15 m² + B&B 3'690.00  
           
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
3'270.00  
single room (or double room, single use) 20 m² + B&B 4'130.00  
           
High season double room, double occupancy 22 m² + B&B 3'400.00  
single room (or double room, single use) 20 m² + B&B 4'250.00  
           
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 Interlaken.

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Possible upgrade on trains
 

On most long distance train journeys 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 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 supplay 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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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: 1

maximum size of group: 9

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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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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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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 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

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

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Excursion 2)
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.

Excursion 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".

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Excursion 4)
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 Lotschberg-Base Tunnel.

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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.

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Excursion 5)
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.

Excursion 6)
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 peeks is simply breathtaking. On the summit, which drops vertically down to a fabulous view of Lake Uri and the Rütli meadow, are a restaurant, charming dwarf goats, a big playground and a walking path.

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Excursion 7)
Sattel, Hochstuckli German speaking part

For all generations!
It’s in the heart of central Switzerland, it’s the perfect place for recreation. It offers adventures, play, sport or relaxation for any age, for any taste. Discover Sattel-Hochstuckli, the family mountain! Stuckli Rondo, the world’s first revolving gondola cableway, takes you from Sattel straight to the scene of action. See the spectacular panorama unfold as the gondola ascends and slowly rotates 360 degrees.

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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 in the Bernese Oberland region.
Zurich: alternative day excursions

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Extra II - daily, all year round (except November 4 - 15, 2019)
EXTRA costs - CHF 159.00 per 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 minute trip to the high alpine glacier region. Enjoy a ride in the revolving „ROTAIR” gondola that takes you up to the summit at 3'020 m (10’000 ft.) overlooking the Swiss Alps. Snow and ice are guaranteed. During your 2 hours 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) to Zurich.

Extra V)

EXTRA costs - CHF 21.00 per pax / CHF 10.00 kids, 6-15
Parpaner Rothorn Rhaeto-Romance speaking part

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.


Possible excursions to Cities in Switzerland

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Extra A)

from Thun or Zurich

Berne German speaking part

Switzerland's capital city (UNESCO World Culture Heritage)

  A walk through the old town of Berne - with stops at:
      - the Swiss Parliament  
      - the "Zytgloggä" clock tower
      - Albert Einstein house / museum
 

the bear park

 

Museum Paul Klee

 


Extra B)

from Zurich

Schaffhausen & St.Gall German speaking part

The eastern part of Switzerland (UNESCO World Culture Heritage)

 

Rhine Falls, the largest waterfall of Europe

 

Schaffhausen, the town with its facades, oriel windows and alleyways

 

St. Gall, with its picturesque old town and a rich historical heritage

 

The Abbey with its baroque cathedral and the world-famous Abbey Library

 

 

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Extra C)

from Zurich
Lugano and Melide Italian 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.
Visiting the city of Lugano 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.

Extra E)

from Zurich

Basel German speaking part

The town where the river Rhine leaves Switzerland. The special thing about, Basel you have to know is:

This town has about 40 TOP museums. Here, you will find something really outstanding for every interest! For example:

 

Beyeler Foundation

  Art Museum  
 

Tinguely Museum etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Extra H)

from Thun

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

 

to the work of Henry Dunant and the Red Cross / Red Halfmoon movement.

 

The Patek Philippe Museum, experience a journey through five centuries of

 

watchmaking.

     

 

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Extra M)

from Thun

Lac Lemon Lake Geneva, Lausanne French speaking part

the City next to the vineyards (UNESCO World Heritage) of the Lavaux

  A walk through the old town of Lausanne - with stops at:
  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.

 

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Extra VI)
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.