Tesla Rally - Premium 13 days
guided tour
self-driving

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Program 13 days: 1st day arrival - 11 days in Switzerland - last day, 13th, departure

Would you like to explore the Switzerland - drive / crest up with your Tesla, a Premium Electric Sedan as high as 2'490 meter / 8'136 feet of altitude? This requires good health!

Five deluxe hotels are optimally situated along your route. The locations for the excursions, Hands-On Experiences, museums and meals are hand picked by Barbara and Marc, our owners. Together they add up over 60 years of experience in the tourist industry.

You will drive the outstanding luxury car for ten (10) days over some of the most challenging Alpine passes and on winding country roads.
  • 3 "Hands-On Experience" will introduce you to some of  Swiss culture!
  • 4 UNESCO Culture Heritage will be visited on this trip!
  • 4 Pre-Alpine- and 10 Alpine-passes are on your route!

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Itinerary - de luxe hotels
Meals included
Pre Please contact our head office, if you like to arrive early
(to get over the jetleg)
Start of main program: 10:00 am at Zurich AirPort or 10:30 at the Hotel
1 a Transfer from ZRH A/P to Hotel
10:30 start sightseeing greater Zurich area
  p Great lookouts / scenery from the Albis-chain Welcome Dinner Cruise
2 a

08:00 - check in for Tesla rental cars
09:45 - Start touring by Tesla selfdriving

Breakfast + Lunch
  p Hands On Experience: Swiss Cheese Dinner
3 a Swiss cookies, Kambly factory, Trubschachen Breakfast + Lunch
  p City Sightseeing Berne UNESCO Dinner
4 a Intern. Watch Museum UNESCO Breakfast + Lunch
  p Hands On Experience: Swiss Watch Dinner
5 a Hands On Experience: Chocolate Breakfast + Lunch
  p Gruyere, Lavaux Wine UNESCO Dinner
6 a Vertic Alp, 3 dif. mountain railways systems Breakfast + Lunch
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Visit a hydrolic water power plant
Dinner
7 a Rochers de Naye, marvelous scenery Breakfast + Lunch
  p Transfer to the south / italian part Dinner
8 a 3 high alpine passes, breathtaking lookouts Breakfast + Lunch
  p Lukmanier, Oberalp, Gotthard Dinner
9 a Transfer back to the north of Switzerland Breakfast + Lunch
  p Preda, construction site of the Albula tunnel Dinner
10 a RhB Museum UNESCO Breakfast + Lunch
  p Zuger gorge, beautiful alpine scenery Dinner
11 a Vereina car shuttle train Breakfast + Lunch
  p Pradaschier, outdoor adventure park Dinner
12 a City sightseeing old town of Zurich Breakfast + Lunch
  p Time to do shopping Farewell Dinner
13   Transfer to ZRH A/P in time for departure    Breakfast
END of main program: 06:00 am at the Hotel or Zurich AirPort
Aft Please contact our head office, if you like to add additional days in Switzerland 
               

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Costs
per person, in CHF
from 16'300.00

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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. fluent english speaking tour managemet, 5 x deluxe hotels, 12 x full board, all needed transfers and described excursions, Tesla rental car and cost of energy, entry fees to museums, documentation, meet and assist at ZRH A/P up on arrival, city tax and VAT.

High season double room, double occupancy 30 m² + full board 16'300.00 a
single room (or double room, single use) 25 m² + full board 19'800.00 b
a = 2 pax to 1 Tesla rental car / b = 1 pax to 1 Tesla rental car
Upgrade from Tesla S to Tesla X     950.00
Additional insurance for young driver maximum 1 per car 175.00
           

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Program dates / booking codes
Year Start End Trip Code        
2019 Mon July 8th Sat July 20th 3/19 P - 19 - 3        
2020 Mon July 6th Sat July 18th 1/20 P - 20 - 1        
  Mon Aug 17th Sat Aug 29th 2/20 P - 20 - 2        
                 

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  low
season
    high
season
    open for bookings     guaranteed departure     almost fully booked,
but still bookable
    sold
out
   

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Insurance
Basic Protection
  It limits your financial liability in case of damage of the vehicle caused by collision, theft or attempted theft.
  - Third Party Liability insurance (TPL)
  - Collision damage protection (CDW)
Extra Protection by Travelwell
  - Premium Travel insurance for holiday trips including CDW deductible 0.00
  - Health care for visitors (mandatory for the Schengen Vias)
     

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Minimum / Maximum size of group
Minimum size of group is 4 cars / 8 passengers
Maximum size of group is 18 cars / 36 passenger (driving in groups of max. 8 cars)

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Highlights   to be visited
UNESCO Culture Heritage   Passes

 • Berne

 • La Chaux-des-Fonds, Le Locle
 • Lavaux
 • Albula Line - RhB

 

• Wasserfluh

• Ricken

• Glaubenbielen

• Vue des Alpes

• Forcla
• Nufenen
• Lukmanier
• Oberalp
• Gotthard
• San Bernardino

• Albula

• Julier
• Fluela

• Parpaner Höhe

Cities   Mountains
 • Zurich   • Berne (UNESCO)    • Hoher Kasten

 • Emosson
 • Rochers de Naye
 • Muottas Muragl

 • Pradaschier

Hands On Experiance  

 • Self made Swiss cheese

 • Self assembled Swiss wrist watch
 • Self decorated Swiss chocolate

 
         

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Extras / Specials
Dinner cruise 4 x Cable Car 3 x mountain railways Car Train Shuttle Service Ferry

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Trans­port

You will be driving yourself a TESLA car on 10 of the 13 days.

Transfer from A/P to Hotel vv.

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Baggage transfer from hotel to hotel
Your bags will be transferd from room to room by the Travelwell hospitality services!

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Meals:  

Included 12 x full board incl:

 • Welcom Dinner cruise on Lake Zurich
 • Farewell Dinner

 

If you have to take allergens into consideration when choosing food or if you want to observe religious or other regulations, it is important that you inform us together with your booking!

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Hands-on:  

Produce some Swiss Cheese - at Stein Appenzell (AR)

Assemble your own Swiss Wrist Watch at le Locle (NE)
Model and decorate some Swiss Chocolate bars yourself - at Maison Cailler (FR)

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Museums:
All entry fees for museums as described in the program are included

• Folk Museum Stein

• Kambly
• Zytglogge Tower
• Maison Cailler

 • Maison Gruyere
 • Gruyere Castle

 • Gotthard Hospitz

 • RhB Museum Bergun (UNESCO)

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Not included:

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

• other insurance then described in this program

• cost of visa (Schengen area)

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Deposit - non refundable:
non refundable: CHF 2'500.00 / 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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Daily schedule

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Day 1)
Arrival day / Zurich area

After flight arrival at the airport ZRH, you will transfer to the hotel. At 10:30 am, we will start a privat guided sightseeing tour in the greater Zurich area.
For your Welcome to Switzerland Dinner we have made reservations on the dinner cruise on the Lake Zurich.

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Day 2)
Eastern part of Switzerland

Beginning at 08:00 am, our tour management team will start to introduce you to your Tesla rental car.

09:45 start the first touring day to the eastern part of Switzerland. Lunch is served at the revolving restaurant on the top of the mount Hoher Kasten. Your first Hands On Experience, how to make Swiss Cheese, will keep you bussy in the afternoon.

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Day 3)
Transfer to Neuchâtel

On the 3rd day, we transfer to the French Part of Switzerland. To sweeten you this "long distance drive" we will stop at "Kambly", one of the TOP Swiss cookies factory.

After lunch, the first UNESCO World Culture Heritage, the old town of Berne is going to be introduced to you by a privat city sightseeing tour. Not every tourist is able to see the "inside" of the Zytgloggen-Tower with the watch movment from 1530a.c. You will be invited todo so!

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Day 4)
La Chaux-des-Fonds / Le Locle

We will delve the subject "Watch" today. After visiting the International Watch Museum in the 2nd UNESCO World Culture Hertiage, the towns of La Chaux-des-Fonds and Le Locle, you will be assembling your own Swiss Wrist Watch in the afternoon. Professional trainers are the best coachs to show you how this has to be done.

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Day 5)
Transfer to Lausanne

The Lavaux, the 3rd UNESCO World Culture Heritage is on our shedule today. Driving to the Lake Geneva area, we will stop in Broc, where you will be doing your 3rd Hands On Experience. Swiss Chocolate is the topic today. In the picturesque town of Gruyere with its Castle is a local guide, an expert in his field, waiting for us. To finalize this day, we will amplify your knowledge about Swiss Wine.

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Day 6)
Emosson barrage

The only natural resources to be found in Switzerland is the hydraulic water power. You will have the opportunity to learn about this, together with enjoying really breathtaking scenery, very few tourist get to see.

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Day 7)
Transfer to Ascona

Before transferring to the south / italian part of Switzerland, the best lookout over the Lake Geneva and into the Swiss and French alps is ready for you on the top of the Rochers de Naye.

Later in the afternoon, we will reach the hightes point of altitude on this driving trip, the Nufenen pass.

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Day 8)
Lukmanierpass - Oberalppass - Gotthardpass

We have two options ready for you, for this day.

If you like to enjoy extensiv driving with your premium, luxury electric car, the tesla, you can join the group driving 3 alpine passes - the Lukmanier, the Oberalp and the Gotthard.

If you like to take it a bit easyser, an easy excursion to the Mount Cardada, not to fare away from the hotel is your choice. This also allow you, to make use of the wide offer of the Spa and Wellness in this house.

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Day 9)
Transfer to Pontresina (St.Moritz)

Transferring back to the north of the alps, we use the opportunity for a side trip to the romance Part. This is the 4th language native spoken in Switzerland.

On the way, we will make a stop in Preda, where we have the rare possibility to be get acquainted with a large tunnel construction place high up in the alps.

The Albula tunnel is part of the Rhaetian Railways. Construction of this single track metre gauge railway begun in September 1898, the opening took place 1903. Today it is recorded in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites (the 4th one on this trip).

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Day 10)
Pontresina or Grison area

We have again two options ready for you, for this day.

Those you want to take it a bit easyer have the opportunity todo a excursion to the Val Roseg, either on foot, by bike or with a horse-drawn carriage.

After lunch, a tour to the World famous St. Moritz or a visit to the extensive offer of the Spa / Wellnes is possible.

For the drivers, we will drive back to Preda, Bergun, using the windning roads of the Albula Pass. The Museum in Bergun will bring you closer to the Albula Bernina Railways system.

After lunch, a short hike through the Zuger Gorge with its impressive outlooks in to the alpine world will bring the day down to a round figure.

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Day 11)
Transfer to Zurich

Transferring back to zurich, we will travel on the Car Train Shuttle Service Vereine - a unique experience for most of you. Lunch at the outdoor adventure park Pradaschier will also enable you to enjoy the toboggan run or the rope park.

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Day 12)
Zurich sightseeing / shopping

The last day in Zurich is the perfect possibility todo a extensive city sightseeing in this attractive city. After Lunch is plenty of time todo some shopping. 

With the Farewell Dinner it is time to say good by to Switzerland and the rest of the group you have become acquainted in the last 12 days.

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Day 13)
Fly Home

Transfer to the Airport in time for your flights home.

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Extra days / Pre- or after-program

Please contact our head office, if you like to arrive earlyer (to get over the jetleg) or stay longer. We will be happy to coordinate any arrangements if you like to extend your stay in Switzerland / Europe.

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Driving licence

Drivers must hold a driving licence, valid in Switzerland and

 • must be at least 30 years old

 • must have been holder of a driving permit for at least 10 years
Second driver may be younger

 • at least 25

 • must have been holder of a driving permit for at least 5 years

For young drivers, extra insurance of
CHF 25.00 per day will apply (CHF 175.00 for trip)!

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Name change:
Name change of pax is possible till 48 hrs before start of trip (costs: CHF 100.00)

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All our tours are conducted

by Travelwell, est. 1974