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MAP OF EUROPE

Hammerfest

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Very few places in the world can recreate the timeless splendour of Europe – a historical, cultural and geographical continent which holds most of the must-see countries of the world. From North to South, this dramatic mass of culture keeps on thrilling, surprising and mystifying with its surprising wealth of sights, sounds, peoples and parties. Be prepared for the most-enchanting and exciting trip of a lifetime as your eyes, ears and tastebuds take a journey to a part of the earth that never ceases to amaze!

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Europe has a startling wealth of history. You’ll be astonished to experience the intertwining of ancient and modern that Europe presents visitors with at every turn. The origins of democracy were founded in Athens, the Forum of Rome, the renaissance buildings and inspiring art of Florence, the romantic canals of Venice and the Napoleonic grandeur of Paris. Yet you’ll also encounter the less-expected sites such as the timeless Romantic Road of Bavaria, Germany and the grand Alps of France, Switzerland and Italy.

Europe today is a continent more united than ever, with the European Union (EU) stretching from the Arctic to the top of Africa, and a single currency now used in the majority of European states. The centuries of history behind these countries have brought unique cultural values and traditions. There are very few places where you can pass through so many countries in such a short span of time and witness the striking differences between each one!

Europe At A Glance

Europe at a glance

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Switzerland Holidays

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Up, up and away! Lucerne – one of the loveliest cities in Switzerland! Whether you take the world’s steepest cogwheel railway from It is the storybook image of a Swiss town, abounding Alpnachstad or the panorama gondolas and aerial cableway in cobblestoned streets, historic spires and turrets, from Kriens, Mount Pilatus offers a unique alpine experience! At covered bridges, frescoed houses and fountains. A visit to the peak, you will find the newly-refurbished Hotel Pilatus Kulm. Mt. Titlis or Mt. Pilatus is also highly recommended.

Enjoy pure rest and relaxation at 2132 metres above sea level.


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Contents

Above image: Restaurant at the arrival point Trockener Steg at 2939m, in the background the Matterhorn, 4478 m. © STS swiss-image.ch

Contents

Europe at a Glance 2-3 Featured Products 4-5 Contents & Timeline 7 Main Cities and Towns of Switzerland 8 Map of Switzerland 8-9 9 Scenic Routes of Switzerland Swiss Travel System 9

Escorted Coach Tours Romantic Swiss Tour Typical Swiss Tour  Charming Swiss Tour  Swiss Panorama Tour Swiss Grand Alpine Tour with Glacier Express  Swiss Splendour Tour with Glacier Express Swiss Grand Alpine Tour with Jungfraujoch Scenic Swiss Tour  Pre and Post Tour Accommodation 

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Day Tours & Excursions Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe 10 Day Tours from Lucerne 50 Independent Day Excursions by Rail 50-51 Chocolate Train - Montreux to Broc 53 Experiences in St. Moritz 54 Day Tours from Zurich 60-61 CYCLING The Inn Bicycle Path - Summer 

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HIKING Glacier Hiking Experience - St.Moritz 63 EXTEND YOUR HOLiDAY Featured European Destinations

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Cities & Towns of Switzerland Basel / Bern / Brienz / Brig  38 Chur / Engelberg  39 40 Geneva Interlaken at the Carlton-Europe 44 44 Interlaken at the Du Nord Interlaken 45 Lake Geneva Region 41 42 Lausanne Lugano 43 48 Lucerne at the Waldstätterhof 48 Lucerne at the Wilden Mann Lucerne 49 Minotel 42 Montreux at the Golf Hôtel René Capt - Experience Montreux 52 - Relax in Montreux 52 Montreux 53 Mountain Experiences 46 Mürren 47 St. Moritz at the Hauser 54 St. Moritz 55 St. Moritz in Style 55 Zermatt 56-57 Zurich at the Seidenhof 58 Zurich 59

Booking Conditions

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Hotel Feature Symbols Air-conditioned rooms Facilities for disabled persons Located close to a railway station Located within 1.5 km of the Old Town Product Symbols Cycling Package Hiking Package Itinerary can be done in reverse

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TIMELINE of Switzerland 2 Cent. B.C. nd

A Celtic tribe, the Helvetians, associated with the Swiss plateau, giving Switzerland her Latin name, Helvetia.

3rd C. B.C. 5th C.A.D.

The Romans gradually conquer all of Switzerland and depart in the early 5th Century. A.D.

A.D. 500 -1000

The Dark Ages. Charlemagne (742-814) becomes first ruler of a Western European Empire since the Romans, crowned in A.D.800 by Pope Leo III, on Christmas Day.

1032

1220s

1291

All Swiss territory comes under the rule of the German Emperor Conrad I I. Opening of the St. Gotthard Pass. The cantons of Schwyz and Uri control this new and lucrative trade route. The foundation of the Swiss Confederation. The cantons of Schwyz, Uri and Unterwalden swear an oath of allegiance, by Lake Lucerne, to protect their lands from imperial encroachment.

1315

Swiss army defeats Austrian troops at the decisive battle of Morgarten. The slow expansion of the Confederation begins.

1332-53

Lucerne, Zurich, Glarus and Bern join the Confederation.

1450

Following the battle of St. an der Birs in 1444, when Zurich and French mercenaries defeated the Confederate armies, a treaty was reached when Zurich agreed to renounce its treaty with Austria.

1481

1498-99

The Council of Stans settles tensions within the Confederation and admits Solothurn and Fribourg as full members. The treaty of Basel, signed at the end of the Swabian War, recognised the independence of the Confederation from the Habsburg Empire.

1501

Basel and Schaffhausen join the Confederation.

1513

Appenzell joins the Confederation.

1515

The battle of Marignano. The peace treaty signed after this decisive battle allowed the Confederation to keep what is now canton Ticino.

1536

1618-48

Bern invaded Vaud and entered Geneva, allowing Geneva to keep its independence but annexing Lausanne and Vaud. The 30 years War largely between the Holy Roman Empire and its Catholic allies against Protestant Europe. Whilst the Confederation was neutral, armed incursions into its territory were not unknown. This helped to formalise the concept of armed neutrality. At the end of the war, the Treaty of Westphalia formally recognised Swiss independence.

1798

The French occupy Switzerland and set up a centralised Helvetic Republic, abolishing all administrations and boundaries.

1803

Following a slide into civil war, Napoleon passes the Mediation Act, restoring former cantons and creating six new ones: Sankt. Gallen, Graubünden, Thurgau, Ticino, Aargau, and Vaud.

1815

Following the final defeat of Napoleon, the former Swiss order is returned. Valais, Neuchâtel and Geneva join the Swiss Confederation.

1848

The Federal Constitution is adopted.

1874

Complete revision of the Federal Constitution, extending direct democracy to federal level.

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Switzerland Holidays

Swiss Independent Rail Packages 10 Interlaken - Jungfraujoch Royal Views 11 12-13 Glacier Express Best Views In Switzerland 14 Swiss Mountain Peaks 15 Top of Europe & Mt. Titlis 15 Swiss Discovery 16 Classical Switzerland 17 Lucerne & Mt. Pilatus, Mt. Rigi or Mt Titlis 18 Peaks of Switzerland 18 Tops of Switzerland 19 3 White Peaks 19 Golden Pass Panoramic 20 Wilhelm Tell Express 21 Swiss Experience 22 Swiss Premium Tour 23 Mountain Railways 24 Swiss Rail Adventure 25 Grand Tour of Switzerland 26-27 Best of Switzerland 28-29

Keys & Legends


Images of Switzerland including Lucerne, Interlaken, Zurich and Bern.

The main cities and towns of Switzerland at a glance

Bern

– the Swiss capital. The bear featured on the present city coat of arms first appeared in 1224. Bern became a university city in 1834, and in 1848 it was chosen to be the Federal Capital of Switzerland by the 1st National Swiss Parliament.

border in the southwest corner of Switzerland – is a cosmopolitan city and home to many international organisations, the most famous being the United Nations. With lush forests, museums, art galleries, an Opera House and, of course, Lake Geneva with its ‘jet d’eau’ fountain, Geneva has something for everyone to enjoy.

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– located on the shores of the pristine waters of the Inn River is the jewel of the Engadine Valley! A perfect blend of unspoiled natural terrain, exhilarating walks and a host of cultural events, with 322 days of sunshine annually, St. Moritz in summer is carefree, sophisticated and dynamic.

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Swiss Riviera’ – is situated on the shores of Lake Geneva. Montreux has casinos, hosts rock and jazz festivals and is a modern, up-tempo holiday resort. A visit to the Chateau de Chillon is a must!

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Lucerne – one of the loveliest

cities in Switzerland – is the storybook image of a Swiss town, abounding in cobblestoned streets, spires and turrets, covered bridges, frescoed houses and fountains. A visit to Mt. Titlis or Mt. Pilatus is also highly recommended.

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Unite the splendour of the Swiss Alps with the serenity of their lakes. Their Mediterranean climate and tropical vegetation contrast dramatically with the ruggedness of the Alps.

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Thun

In the Jungfrau Region between the sparkling waters of Lake Brienz and Lake Thun – lies at the foot of the world-famous Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains. Its horse-drawn carriages offer an ideal opportunity to enjoy the best of Switzerland.

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Aosta

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lies at the foot of the Matterhorn. The town’s touristic development is closely linked to what is most probably the world’s most-famous mountain. This destination is a car-free zone, has preserved its original character and offers nearly unlimited possibilities as far as excursions are concerned.

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With a magnificent view of the snowcapped Alps on the horizon, Zürich Downtown offers a unique mixture of attractions – over 50 museums and more than 100 art galleries, shops with international fashion labels and the most lively nightlife in Switzerland!

Cantons of SwitzerlandC

NIDWALDEN Stans; 1291

OBWALDEN Sarnen; 1291

SCHWYZ Schwyz; 1291

URI Altdorf, 1291

LUCERNE Lucerne; 1332

ZURICH Zurich; 1351

GLARUS Glarus; 1352

ZUG Zug; 1352

BERNE Berne; 1353

FRIBOURG Fribourg; 1481

SOLOTHURN Solothurn; 1481

BASEL CITY Basel; 1501

BASEL COUNTRY Liestal; 1501


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GERMANY

Glacier Express Golden Pass Panoramic Bernina Express William Tell Express Palm Express

Neuschwanstein

Lake Constance

Füssen Bregenz

St. Gallen Herisau AR AI Appenzell

Glacier Express Route: Zermatt - Brig - Andermatt - Chur - Davos/St-Moritz

The 7½ hour trip crosses 291 bridges, passes through 91 tunnels. Drinks and snacks are available at all times and lunch is served at your seat on the Glacier Express Premium trains. Note: The Eurail Pass is NOT valid from Disentis to Zermatt (or vice versa) in Switzerland, as this is operated by a private railway company. Therefore passengers require additional private-line supplement sector fares. Seat reservations on the Glacier Express are compulsory. Price on application.

Golden Pass Panoramic Route: Lucerne - Brünig Pass - Interlaken - Zweisimmen - Montreux

LIECHTENSTEIN

Note: Seat reservations on the Golden Pass are highly recommended. Price on application.

Landquart

Bernina Express Route: Chur/Davos - St. Moritz - Bernina Pass - Poschiavo - Tirano (bus) - Lugano

Klosters

The Bernina Express offers breath-taking vistas from the beautiful 1st and 2nd class panorama cars. Ride over graceful viaducts, through galleries hewn into the sheer rock, through switch-back tunnels, along rushing mountain streams, glaciers and even an alpine garden. The entire trip is narrated.

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Note: Seat reservations on the Bernina Express are compulsory. Price on application.

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William Tell Express Route: Lucerne - Lake Lucerne - Flüelen - St. Gotthard - Bellinzona - Lugano

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Enjoy an excellent meal while travelling along the impressive coastline of Lake Lucerne on a first-class vintage paddle steamer. Once the boat has reached Flüelen, step off the boat and onto the comfort of a first-class panoramic train that will whisk you via the spectacular Gotthard route to Italian-speaking town of Ticino.

Poschiavo

Note: Seat reservations on the William Tell Express are compulsory. Price on application.

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Palm Express Route: St. Moritz - Chiavenna - Lugano The scenic Palm Express PostBus journey starts in St. Moritz and takes you on a 4-hour trip from the glaciers of Engadine to the swaying palms of Lugano.

Glacier Express Palm Express The dotted lines indicate where the Eurail Pass is not valid.

Note: The Eurail Pass is NOT valid on the Palm Express. Therefore passengers require additional sector fares. Seat reservations on the Palm Express are compulsory. Price on application.

Swiss Travel System R To e om

The Swiss Travel System encompasses a network of over 26,000kms of train, bus and boat routes and offers great value transportation passes valid over the entire network. For latest Swiss Travel Pass pricing, visit www.holidaysonlocation.com Swiss Flexi Pass Choose from 3, 4, 5 or 6 non-consecutive days within a month. Swiss Youth Pass Available up to the age of 26 years, at a 25% discount off the full fare.

Swiss Card Valid for one month, includes the first and the last trip from a Swiss border or airport rail station to a Swiss destination and return. It also offers up to 50% discount off all trips by train, boat, postal buses and most mountain trains and cable cars during the validity of the card. Family Card Entitles children up to 15 years of age to free travel, as long as one parent accompanies them. Non-family members between the age of 6 and 15 receive a discount up to 50%.

Swiss Pass Unlimited travel on the Swiss Travel System’s public transport network for 4, 8, 15, 22 days or 1 month, on the classic scenic routes, the public transport system of 38 Swiss cities. Up to 50% discount on most mountain trains and cable cars, and free entry to more than 450 museums and exhibitions all over Switzerland.

Swiss Museum Pass The Swiss (Saver) Pass, Swiss (Saver) Flexi Pass and Swiss Youth Pass also double as a Swiss Museum Pass, giving you free entry to more than 450 museums and exhibitions all over Switzerland. Whether you visit the Open-Air Museum Ballenberg, the Transport Museum in Lucerne, the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, the Paul Klee Centre in Bern, historical castles, art history or natural history museums – the selection includes practically all museums of note in Switzerland.

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SCHAUFFHAUSEN Schauffhausen; 1501

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APPENZELL INNERRHODEN

Herisau; 1513

Appenzell; 1513

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ST. GALLEN St. Gallen; 1803

GRAUBÜNDEN Chur; 1803

AARGAU Aarau; 1803

THURGAU Frauenfeld; 1803

TICINO Bellinzona; 1803

VAUD Lausanne; 1803

VALAIS Sion; 1815

NEUCHÂTEL Neuchâtel; 1815

GENEVA Geneva; 1815

JURA Delémont; 1979

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Connecting Central Switzerland and Lake Geneva with this attractive train ride. Depart from historic Lucerne and cross the Brünig Pass by Golden Pass Panoramic train, to Interlaken. Continue to Gstaad, where the train makes an electrifying descent towards Montreux, passing through vineyards and country estates to finally arrive at Lake Geneva.

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Independent Rail PackageS

Independent Rail Packages There is no more relaxing way to enjoy the magnificent scenery of the Swiss Alps than on a rail tour. The Swiss railway system includes some of the most impressive engineering in the world travelling through valleys and mountain passes and past beautiful lakes and villages. Choose from our range of Switzerland Rail Holidays to find what suits you. There are many options available and we can tailor your Swiss rail journey to suit you.

What is Independent Rail Travel? These packages usually spend 1-3 nights in each location visited. A tour guide is not included. Few meals and some sightseeing are included, but a lot of free time to explore is available. These vacations are ideal for independent travellers looking to set their own pace. Please be aware that while we do pre-book most arrangements, transfers and travel is done independently. There are no guides with you on your rail journeys.

Interlaken - Jungfraujoch

Jungfraujoch - top Of Europe

3 Days - 2 Nights <Top of Europe>

Rail Excursion to the Top of Europe - Jungfraujoch

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This round-trip by modern cogwheel railway takes you first to Kleine Scheidegg, altitude 2061 metres, at the foot of the notorious Eiger North Wall. From here the Jungfrau Railway climbs to the station at Eigergletscher, well-known for its mountain restaurant and polar dog kennels. The trip continues through the Eiger tunnel to the stations at Eigerwand and Eismeer, with a five-minute stop at each. Arrive on the Jungfraujoch, in the heart of a glacier world on the very roof of Europe! The Great Aletsch Glacier, at 22 km, the longest ice-stream in the Alps, begins on the Jungfraujoch.

Switzerland Holidays

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*These reduced rates apply if you have a valid Eurail Pass, Swiss Pass/Card. For information about all Swiss Passes and Swiss Cards visit www holidaysonlocation.com or contact Holidays On Location.

Sights on the Jungfraujoch: • The Ice Gateway & the Ice Palace • Sphinx Observatory & Viewing Terrace • Plateau with hiking paths in eternal snow • Glacier Restaurant “Top of Europe” • Alpine Research Exhibition

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Day 1 | Interlaken Arrival in Interlaken by train 1st class from Swiss border or international airport rail station. Overnight in Interlaken. Day 2 | Excursion to Jungfraujoch Excursion to the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe. From Interlaken Ost the train takes you via Lauterbrunnen (change of trains) and Wengen to the Kleine Scheidegg, at the foot of the famous Eiger North Wall. Then by Jungfrau Railway to the Jungfraujoch – at 3454m the highest railway station in Europe. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Aletsch Glacier, the longest glacier in the Alps. Overnight in Interlaken. (B) Day 3 | Depart Switzerland Return to Swiss border or international airport rail station or alternatively continue your stay in Switzerland. (B)

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Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation.


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Independent Rail PackageS

Piz Gloria at the Schilthorn © Schilthorn Tourism

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Valid from 11 May - 14 Oct 2013, 15 Nov - 21 Dec 2013 and 5 Jan - 31 Mar 2014

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Day 3 | Interlaken to Zermatt Travel via Visp to Zermatt. Zermatt, ar the foot of the Matterhorn, bise Rthe at perfect alpine resort. On arrival take the opportunity to go on an optional excursion to Rothorn Paradise to enjoy the best view of the Matterhorn. Overnight in Zermatt. (B)

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Day 1 | Arrive Interlaken Travel by rail in 1st class from any Swiss border or airport/rail station to Interlaken. Overnight in Interlaken. Day 2 | Interlaken - James Bond Mountain An excursion to the ‘James Bond Mountain’ film location. Depart by rail ANCE from Interlaken Ost to Lauterbrunnen. Take the bus to Stechelberg, then via several cable cars to Schilthorn Piz Gloria. Enjoy a 360º view of some 200 peaks. Another highlight is the world’s first revolving-restaurant at an altitude of nearly 3000m. Overnight in Interlaken. (B)

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Day 4 | Zermatt Depart on an excursion to the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise - Europe’s highest mountain lift with the highest GERMANY glacial palace in the world - at 3883m. ExperienceLake the mystical world Co ice, tan ewith its ice below the perennial sculptures and displays about glaciers, genz geology and the wine inB Zermatt. Overnight in Zermatt. (B) Day 5 | Depart Zermatt Travel by rail from Vaduz Zermatt to any Swiss border or international airport rail station. Alternatively, extend your stay in Switzerland. (B)

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Royal Views 5D/4N Price From 11 May - 14 Oct 13, 15 Nov - 21 Dec 13, 5 Jan - 31 Mar 14

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4 Star Hotel Below: Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

1010

1136

1181

1307

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Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation.

Switzerland Holidays

• Swiss Card Royal Views with 5 first-class rail transfers (from/to Swiss border or airport) including excursions Nancy to Schilthorn and Matterhorn il Glacier Paradise including entry to the Glacier Palace (2nd Class only) • 2 nights in Interlaken, 2 nights in Zermatt in a room with private facilities and breakfast daily • Any additional tickets for optional excursions to travel by rail, boat, postal-coaches and cable cars can be purchased at 25– 50% off the regular fares • Service charges, taxes and VAT

= Itinerary available in reverse - contact our office for details.


A 7½ hour railway journey across 291 bridges, through 91 tunnels & across the Oberalp Pass at 2’033 metres. Travel in comfort through the natural beauty of a landscape, rich in ancient forests, peaceful alpine meadows, rushing mountain streams and valleys.

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Enjoy a break

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in picturesque St. Moritz. Take the Glacier Express train to Zermatt and experience the magic of the Swiss Alps. Zermatt has an extensive network of high-capacity cable-ways, mountain railways and ski-lifts, providing easy access from Zermatt (1620m) to Klein Matterhorn (3820m). Your choice of 2 or 3 nights, 3, 4 or 5 star hotels, lunch on board the Glacier Express or without lunch.

• Swiss Card Glacier Express with 3 first-class* rail transfers: Swiss airport or border to St. Moritz; St. Moritz to Zermatt; and Zermatt to Swiss border or airport • Reserved seat on the Glacier Express train • With or without lunch on board the Glacier Express • 2 or 3 nights accommodation in a room with private facilities, and breakfast daily • Service charges, taxes and VAT

So many choices...

Day 1 | Arrive St. Moritz Travel by rail in 1st class from Zurich or Geneva airport or from any Swiss border to St. Moritz. Overnight in St. Moritz. Day 2 | Glacier Express to Zermatt After breakfast, board the famous Glacier Express for a 7½ hour train journey crossing 291 bridges, through 91 tunnels and across the Oberalp Pass at 2033m. Travel across a landscape rich in forests, alpine meadows, mountain streams and valleys to Zermatt. Lunch on the train is recommended. Overnight in Zermatt. (B) Day 3 Tour 1: Tour ends, depart Zermatt Tour 2: Zermatt at Leisure Day at leisure. Take an optional excursion by cogwheel rail to the Gornergrat and experience views of the Matterhorn, Monte Rosa and other spectacular summits. Overnight in Zermatt. (B)

Did you know? The train is not an “express” in the sense of being a high-speed train, but rather, in the sense that it provides a one-seat ride for a long duration travel. In fact it has the reputation of being the slowest express train in the world! Glacier Express © RhB

Day 4 | Depart Zermatt Travel from Zermatt by rail to any Swiss border or to Zurich or Geneva airport or railway station. Alternatively, extend your stay in Switzerland. (B)

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Regions You will experience Switzerland Montreux practically from within a single train. Setting off from Zermatt, the leisurely Geneva internationally-renowned car-free town at the foot of the Matterhorn, your journey will take you to the glamorous holiday village of St. Moritz. From the Valais into the Engadine, the train passes through deepest Switzerland at the Gotthard Pass. The hidden sources of two European river "giants" – the Rhone and the Rhine – lie here.

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Independent Rail PackageS

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Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation. Seniors Discount and additional night rates available on application. *Second-class rail also available

= Itinerary available in reverse - contact our office for details.


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Independent Rail PACKAGEs

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Glacier Express Tour Tour 1 | 3 days - 2 nights Prices from: 1 night St. Moritz, 1 night Zermatt

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2nd Class Rail

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Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation. Private Line Supplements applies when travelling with a Eurail Pass. Please contact our Reservations Department for further details.

Switzerland Holidays

Lunch on board the Glacier Express During your 7½ hour trip onboard the Glacier Express from St. Moritz to Zermatt (or vice versa), a 3-course lunch can be served at your seat at an additional cost. To enjoy this experience, we recommend you make your meal reservation (excluding beverages) in advance. All trains have a Railbar plus a snacks trolley.


Independent Rail PackageS

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Mt. Schilthorn Panorama ©STS swiss-image.ch

Best Views In Switzerland 4 Days - 3 Nights

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Departures from 1 to 21 April 2013, 26 April to 10 November 2013, 6 December 13 to 31 March 14

In medieval times, it was believed that dragons with healing powers lived in the rugged clefts and crevices of Mount Pilatus. And today on Lucerne’s own mountain you can still meet PILU®, the friendly PILATUSBAHNEN dragon, a distant relative of the legendary Mount Pilatus dragons.

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Legend has it that in the early hours of the morning of 26 May 1499, a wondrous spectacle was seen in Lucerne: after a terrible thunderstorm, an enormous, wingless dragon rose out of the wild waters of the River Reuss at the Spreuer bridge. The beast had probably been taken by surprise by the thunderstorm and was washed down from Mount Pilatus in the Krienbach, which flows into the Reuss beneath the Jesuit Church. Several well-respected and educated townspeople authenticated the truth of this story. Lucerne © swiss-image.ch

Mt Rigi Railway © STS swiss-image.ch

Day 1 | Arrive Lucerne Arrival in Lucerne by train in 1st class from Swiss border or airport. Overnight in Lucerne. Day 2 | Excursion to Mount Rigi After breakfast, take the public train to Arth-Goldau. From the station of Mt. Rigi railways you go further on with the cogwheel train up to Mt. Rigi (1800m). From the summit you can have a breath-taking 360° degrees panoramic view of the Alps, looking out over 13 lakes and across all central Switzerland and as far as Germany and France. In Lake the late afternoon you descend from FRAN Mt. Rigi by cogwheel train to Rigi Kaltbad and further by aerial cable-car to Weggis^ (or continue by cogwheel train to Vitznau) from where you board the boat and enjoy a cruise back to Lucerne. Overnight in Lucerne. (B)

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Dragon Mountain

Day 3 | Lucerne to Interlaken After breakfast board the train to Interlaken over the Brünig Pass. After checking-in to your hotel in Interlaken start your excursion to Schilthorn – Piz Gloria “The James Bond Mountain”. First take the train from Interlaken Ost to Lauterbrunnen and then a short bus trip takes you to Stechelberg from where you take the aerial cable car (via Mürren and Brig) to the top of Schilthorn – Piz Gloria at 2970m. Enjoy the beautiful view of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau (UNESCO World Heritage) and view more than 200 other summits, glaciers and lakes from the big terrace. Alternatively experience a breathtaking 360° panorama from the restaurant Piz Gloria. While enjoying a drink or a delicious meal, your view extends from the Titlis, along Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau to Mont Blanc and to the Black Forest. Don’t miss the chance to follow the tracks of James Bond: New attractions in the Touristorama (theatre) will inspire you! Enjoy the new panorama video show including extracts of the 007 Movie “On Her Majesty‘s Secret Service”, which was filmed at the Schilthorn. Overnight in Interlaken. (B)

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• Swiss Card Best Views in Switzerland with 5 first-class rail transfers (from/to Swiss border or airport) including excursions to Mt. Rigi and the Schilthorn • Seat reservation on the Brünig Express • 2 nights Lucerne, 1 night Interlaken in a room with private facilities and breakfast daily • Any additional discounts on other tickets based on Swiss Card • Service charges, taxes and VAT

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Best Views In Switzerland Prices from: 1-21 Apr 13, 26 Apr - 10 Nov 13, 6 Dec 13 - 31 Mar 14

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Child and Seniors rates on application.

Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation.

= Itinerary available in reverse - contact our office for details.


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Top of Europe & Mt. Titlis

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Day 3 | Interlaken to Engelberg Today you continue your trip to the mountain monastery village Engelberg, the village at the foot of Mount Titlis. Overnight in Engelberg. (B) Day 4 | Excursion to Mount Titlis Excursion to the glacier paradise of Mount Titlis at 3020m. Ascending in the world’s first revolving gondola ROTAIR and take the opportunity to ride the spectacular Ice Flyer chairlift and see the ice grotto in the Titlis Glacier Park. Transfer by rail to Zürich with a shopping and sightseeing stop in Lucerne. Overnight in Zürich. (B) Day 5 | Depart Zurich Depart Zurich for Swiss border or international airport railway station or alternatively continue your stay in Switzerland. (B)

Schilthorn © Schilthorn Tourism

Day 1 | Arrival Interlaken Arrival in Interlaken by train 1st class from Swiss border or airport. Overnight in Interlaken. Day 2 | Interlaken After breakfast, start your excursion to Schilthorn / Piz Gloria (3000m) with its unique revolving panorama restaurant and its thrilling James Bond 007 history. Overnight in Interlaken. (B)

Mt. Titlis Rotair © Mt Titlis Tourism

Day 1 | Arrival Interlaken Arrival in Interlaken by train 1st class from Swiss border or airport. Overnight in Interlaken. Day 2 | Excursion to Jungfraujoch Excursion from Interlaken up to the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe. The Jungfrau Railways, which celebrated their centenary in 2012, takes you via Kleine Scheidegg, on foot of the famous Eiger Nordwall, to the Jungfraujoch – 3454m the highest railway station in Europe. Breathtaking views of the Aletsch Glacier, the longest glacier in the Alps. Don’t miss the Snow Fun Park and the Ice Palace! Overnight in Interlaken. (B)

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• Swiss Card Top of Europe + Titlis with 5 first-class rail transfers (from/to Swiss border or airport) including excursions to Jungfraujoch and Mt. Titlis • Seat reservation on the Brünig Express • 2 nights in Interlaken, 2 nights in Lucerne in a room with private facilities and breakfast daily • Any additional tickets for optional excursions to travel by rail, boat, postal-coaches and cable cars can be purchased at 25– 50% off the regular fares • Service charges, taxes and VAT

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Day 3 | Interlaken to Lucerne Rail trip by Brünig Express from Interlaken to Lucerne (panoramic seats in 1st class only). Overnight in Lucerne. (B) Day 4 | Excursion to Mount Titlis Excursion to Mount Titlis – at 3020m. From Lucerne the train takes you to the mountain monastery village Engelberg, where you board a gondola which takes you up to the Trübsee. You continue your trip by another gondola to Stand and finally the first revolving Titlis Rotair cablecar takes you up to Mount Titlis. For a spectacular, closeup insight into a glacier, visit the glacier cave and ride the Ice Flyer chairlift. Overnight in Lucerne. (B) Day 5 | Depart Lucerne Return to Swiss border or international airport or rail station or alternatively continue your stay in Switzerland. (B)

Jungfraujoch © Holidays On Location

Engelberg© Mt Titlis Tourism

Swiss Mountain Peaks

3 Star Hotel

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Optional Jungfraujoch Excursion - Departing Interlaken: Refer to page 10

Child and Seniors rates on application.

Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation. o/r= on request

= Itinerary available in reverse - contact our office for details.

Switzerland Holidays

• Swiss Card with 4 first-class rail transfers (from/to Swiss border or airport) • Excursions to Schilthorn and Mt Titlis with Ice Flyer chairlift • 2 nights in Interlaken, 1 night in Engelberg, 1 night in Zürich E in a room with private facilities and breakfast daily • Any additional tickets for excursions to travel by rail, boat, postal-coach and cable cars can be purchased at 25–50% off the regular fares • Service charges, taxes and VAT

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Independent Rail PackageS

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Independent Rail PackageS

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Swiss Discovery

5 Days - 4 Nights or 6 Days - 5 Nights <Top of Europe & Swiss Palm Trees> RTSP04

Price includes: • Swiss Card Top of Europe and Swiss Palm Trees with 4 or 5 first-class rail transfers (from/to Swiss border or airport) including excursion to Jungfraujoch • 2 nights Interlaken / Grindelwald, 2 nights Lugano / Locarno in a room with private facilities & breakfast daily • 20% reduction voucher for entry to Swissminiature in Melide • Service charges, taxes and VAT Jungfraujoch © Jungfrau Tourism

Above & Below: Lugano © STC swiss-image.ch

Extended version: • Seat reservation for William Tell Express, meal voucher CHF 19 pp redeemable on board the boat (1 Apr - 3 May 13, 21 Oct 13 31 Mar 14) or premium meal* (4 May – 20 Oct 2013) on board and a souvenir plus 1 night Lucerne in a room with private facilities & breakfast daily

Day 3 | Travel to Lugano or Locarno Travel to Lugano or Locarno. Locarno enjoys the most glorious of locations, on a broad sweeping curve of a bay in Lake Maggiore. The arcades and piazzas of the town centre are overlooked by subtropical gardens and lakeside promenade. Overnight in either Lugano or Locarno. (B) Day 4 | Lugano or Locarno Do as you please today in Lugano or Locarno. Both towns are breathtaking in their beauty! Spend the day exploring. Why not take advantage of the 20% entry reduction voucher for Swissminiatur in Melide. Overnight in either Lugano or Locarno. (B)

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1201

1411

Swiss Discovery - Extended 6 Days / 5 Nights - Includes 1 night in Lucerne (Plus additional 1st Class Boat/Rail on William Tell Express) Standard 1 Apr - 3 May 13, 21 Oct 13 - 31Mar 14

1296

1500

1596

Standard Seniors 60+

1270

1470

1564

1813

Premium 4 May - 20 Oct 13

1350

1553

1650

1903

Premium Seniors 60+

1323

1522

1617

1865

Interlaken / Grindelwald

113

158

116

144

Lugano / Locarno

119

153

192

260

1850

Additional nights

Addiitonal nights for Lucerne & Child rates on application. Excludes Christmas and New Year periods.

Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation.

Sarnen Grindelwald

Day 2 | Excursion to Jungfraujoch After breakfast, travel by train to the Kleine Scheidegg for views of the famous North Wall of the Eiger. Continue on the Jungfrau Railway to the Jungfraujoch (3454m) for views of the Aletsch Glacier, the longest in the Alps. Return by train. Overnight in Interlaken or Grindelwald. (B)

Swissminiature in Melide © Swissminiature

Day 6 | Depart Lucerne (Extended Version) After breakfast, depart Lucerne by rail to any Swiss border or airport rail station or extend your stay in Switzerland. (B)

Zürich

Day 1 | Interlaken or Grindelwald Travel by rail in 1st class from any Swiss border or airport rail station to Interlaken or Grindelwald. Overnight stay in either village.

Swiss Discovery Prices from:

Day 5 | Depart Lugano or Locarno Return to Swiss border or international airport rail station or continue your stay in Switzerland with the Extended Version: 6 Days / 5 Nights Board the William Tell Express Train from Bellinzona to Flüelen and further by paddle steamer (sometimes by motor vessel) to Lucerne. You will be served a daily special meal on board and receive a souvenir at the end of the journey. Overnight in Lucerne. (B)

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Switzerland Holidays

Valid from 01 April 2013 to 31 March 2014

= Itinerary available in reverse - contact our office for details.

Locarno

Lugano

*Extended Premium SERVICE Operates 4 May – 20 October 2013 Enjoy following additional services: • 3-course set meal in the boat‘s 1st class restaurant • Small gift on board the boat • Rail travel from Flüelen to Bellinzona in the 1st class coach «le salon liberté» with its rotating chairs • Welcome drink on board the train • Personal support from a multilingual train staff • Multimedia presentation on board the train


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Classical Switzerland

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6 Days - 5 Nights

RTSP08

Valid from 8 May – 24 October 2013

Day 3 | Zermatt to St Moritz Board the Glacier Express and enjoy one of the greatest rail journeys in the world. A 7½ hour rail journey takes you across 291 bridges, through 91 tunnels and across the Oberalp Pass at 2033 m to St. Moritz. Overnight in St. Moritz. (B) Day 4 | St. Moritz Day at leisure in St. Moritz. Chic, elegant and exclusive with a cosmopolitan ambiance, it is located at 1,856 metres above sea level in the middle of the Upper Engadin lake landscape. The dry, sparkling “champagne climate” St sbou g is legendary and the celebrated St. Moritz sun shines for an average of 322 days a year. Overnight in St. Moritz. (B)

Day 5 | St. Moritz to Lugano Today you travel with the Bernina Express of the Rhaetian Railway along the UNESCO World Heritage route. Enjoy an Alpine switchback ride, taking you from a land of towering glaciers to one of swaying palms. Overnight in Lugano. (B)

Train on the Langwieser Viaduct, near Langwies © STS RhB

Day 6 | Depart Lugano Return to Swiss border or international airport or rail station or continue your stay in Switzerland by own arrangements. (B) Bernina Express © STS RhB

Day 1 | Zermatt Arrival in Zermatt by train 1st-class from the Swiss border or airport. Enjoy Zermatt, the famous car-free Alpine resort at the foot of the Matterhorn. Overnight in Zermatt. Day 2 | Excursion to the Gornergrat From Zermatt, the popular Gornergrat Bahn, Europe’s highest open-air cogwheel takes you up to the FRAN railway, E Gornergrat 9.339 km away. The train crosses impressive bridges, galleries and tunnels. On the Gornergrat viewing platform you are surrounded by 29 peaks rising to above 4000 m. Overnight in Zermatt. (B)

Couple enjoying the view of the Matterhorn © Zermattt Tourism

Zürich

Bernina Express at Tirano © STS RhB

AUSTRIA

Lucerne

LIECHTENSTEIN

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Interlaken

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Zermatt

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Bernin

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Tirano

Lugano

3090 Gornergrat 4478 Matterhorn

Above: View of St. Moritz

Classical Switzerland Prices from: 8 May - 24 Oct 13

3 Star Hotel 1306

1418

Zermatt

118

St. Moritz

138

Lugano

118

4 Star Hotel 1537

1717

135

12

175

161

189

214

152

228

259

Below: Bernina Express at Tirano © STS RhB

Additional Nights

Child and Senior rates on application. Excludes Christmas and New Year periods.

Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation.

= Itinerary available in reverse - contact our office for details.

Switzerland Holidays

Price includes: • Swiss Card Classical Switzerland with 4 first-class transfers (from/to Swiss border or airport) • Excursion to Gornergrat (2nd class only) • Seat reservation Glacier Express, Bernina Express (train + coach) • 2 nights in Zermatt, 2 nights in St. Moritz, 1 night in Lugano in a room with private facilities & breakfast daily • Voucher 20% reduction for entry to Swissminiatur in y Melide, open daily (15Lunévi Ma ech 31 October 2013) • Any additional tickets for excursions to travel by rail, boat, postal-coach and cable cars can be purchased at 25–50% off the regular fares • Service charges, taxes and VAT

Independent Rail PackageS

Glacier Express © STS RhB


Left: Rotair Gondola at Mt Titlis; Right: Gornergratbahn with views of the Matterhorn;

Lucerne & Mt. Pilatus or Mt. Rigi or Mt Titlis 3 Days - 2 Nights

RTSP27

Switzerland Holidays

Valid from 1 May - 31 October 2013

Peaks of Switzerland Rhi

Independent Rail PackageS

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5 Days - 4 Nights

Price includes:

Price includes:

• Swiss Card (2 transfers) in 1st class from/to Swiss border or airport • 2 nights in Lucerne in a room with private facilities and breakfast daily • Excursion ticket for: Mt. Pilatus - Golden Round Trip bourg or Mt. Rigi or Mt. Titlis incl. Ice Flyer chairlift • Any additional tickets for optional excursions to travel by rail, boat, postal coaches and cable cars can be purchased at 25–50% off the regular fares • Service charges, taxes and D VAT

• Swiss Card Peaks of the World with 5 first-class rail transfers (from/to Swiss border or airport) including excursions Jungfraujoch and Gornergrat (2nd class only) • 2 nights in either Interlaken or Grindelwald, 2Enights in Zermatt in a room with private facilities and breakfast daily • Any additional tickets for optional excursions to travel by rail, boat, postal coaches and M i h cable cars can be purchased at 25–50% off the regular fares • Service charges, taxes and VAT

Day 1 | Lucerne Arrival in Lucerne by train in 1st-class from the Swiss border or airport. Overnight in Lucerne. Zürich

Lucerne 2119 Pilatus

 BERN

1798 Rigi

Fluelen Engelberg 3238 Titlis

View of Lucerne

Cogwheel railway at Mt Pilatus

Day 2 | Choose an excursion: Excursion to Mount Pilatus (2132m) From Lucerne, board the boat to Alpnachstad then take the steepest cogwheel train in the world to Mount Pilatus! On the way back take the cable car/gondola down to Kriens and further by bus back to Lucerne (operating 15 May – 15 October 2013).

Day 1 | Interlaken/Grindelwald en Arrive in Interlaken or Grindelwald by Annec train in 1st class from any Swiss border or airport/rail station. Overnight in Interlaken or Grindelwald.

Or excursion to Mount Rigi (1800m) – Queen of the Mountains. Enjoy a boat cruise from Lucerne to Vitznau and then board the cogwheel up to Mount Rigi. Mount Rigi is a recreation resort and covers 90km2 of scenic landscape. Specially marked viewing points provide panoramic views.

Cha 2be| Jungfraujoch y Day Excursion Depart Interlaken or Grindelwald by train to Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in Europe (3454m above sea level). Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Aletsch Glacier, the longest glacier in the Alps. Overnight in Interlaken or Grindelwald. (B)

Or excursion to Mount Titlis (3020m) From Lucerne the train takes you to the mountain monastery village of Engelberg where you board a gondola that takes you up to the Trübsee. Continue your trip by another gondola to Stand. Finally the revolving Titlis Rotair cablecar takes you up to Mount Titlis. For a spectacular, close-up insight into a glacier, visit the glacier cave and ride the Ice Flyer chairlift!

Day 3 | Ad g Interlaken/Grindelwald to Zermatt Travel through the Bernese Oberland to the Valais. Travel via Visp and further to Zermatt. Zermatt is a world without cars. Electric-cars and horse-drawn sleighs are the only transport allowed. Overnight in Zermatt. (B)

Gondola at Mt Rigi, near Lucerne

Lucerne & Mt. Pilatus, Mt. Rigi or Mt Titlis Prices from:

3 Star Hotel

4 Star Hotel

Zürich

Lucerne  BERN

Interlaken Spiez

Grindelwald

Wengen

Eiger

Mönch

Jungfraujoch 4158 Jungfrau

Visp

ITALY Zermatt 3090 Gornergrat 4478 Matterhorn

The First, near Grindelwald

Day 4 | Gornergrat Excursion Today travel by cogwheel rail to the Gornergrat for panoramic views of the Matterhorn, Mont Blanc and other snow-capped peaks rising 4000m above sea level. Overnight in Zermatt. (B) Day 5 | Depart Zermatt After breakfast, depart Zermatt by rail to any Swiss border or international airport rail station or continue your stay in Switzerland.

Overnight in Lucerne. (B) Day 3 | Depart Lucerne Return to Swiss border or Swiss airport or continue your stay in Switzerland. (B)

RTSP05

Valid from 1 April to 21 Dec 2013, 5 Jan to 31 Mar 14

Zermatt

3 Star Hotel

4 Star Hotel

1-7 Apr 13, 5 Jan - 31 Mar 14

1151

1275

1332

1467

8 Apr - 21 Dec 13

1050

1173

1219

1343

Peaks of Switzerland Prices from:

Additional nights

Lucerne & Mt Pilatus: 1 May - 31 Oct 13

581

672

683

762

INT/GRI*: 1 Apr - 21 Dec 13, 5 Jan - 31 Mar 14

113

158

116

144

Lucerne & Mt Rigi: 1 May - 31 Oct 13

622

712

723

803

Zermatt: 1-7 Apr 13, 5 Jan - 31 Mar 14

171

188

211

239

Lucerne & Mt Titlis: 1 May - 31 Oct 13

592

683

694

773

Zermatt: 8 Apr - 21 Dec 13

120

137

154

177

Child & Seniors rates on application. Excludes Christmas and New Year Periods.

Child & Seniors rates on application. Excludes Christmas and New Year Periods.

*INT= Interlaken; GRI = Grindelwald; Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation.

= Itinerary available in reverse - contact our office for details.


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Tops of Switzerland

3 White Peaks

5 Days - 4 Nights

6 Days - 5 Nights RTSP03

Daily departures from 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014

Zürich

Price includes:

Day 1 | Interlaken Travel by rail in first-class from any Swiss border or airport rail station to Interlaken. Overnight in Interlaken. Day 2 | Jungfraujoch Excursion After breakfast, travel by train to the Kleine Scheidegg for views of the North Wall of the Eiger. Continue on the Jungfrau Railway to the Jungfraujoch, at 3454m, for views of the Aletsch Glacier. Return by train to Interlaken. Overnight in Interlaken. (B)

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Day 3 | Interlaken to Lucerne Today, travel in a panoramic car of the Brünig Express from Interlaken to Lucerne. Overnight in Lucerne. (B) Day 4 | Mt. Pilatus Excursion Take a cruise on Lake Lucerne to Alpnachstad, then board the world’s steepest cogwheel railway to the summit of Mt Pilatus, at 2132m, for breath-taking views of the surrounding peaks (May/Jun - Nov). During winter you take the bus from Lucerne to Kriens and further with a panoramic gondola from Kriens to Pilatus. Overnight in Lucerne. (B) Day 5 | Depart Lucerne After breakfast, depart Lucerne by rail to Swiss border or international airport rail station or extend your stay in Switzerland. (B)

Zürich

Price includes: • Swiss Card 3 White Peaks with 6 first-class rail transfers (from/to Swiss border or airport) including excursions to Mt. Titlis with Ice Flyer and chairlift, Glacier 3000 and Jungfraujoch • Seat reservations on the Brünig Express from Lucerne to Interlaken • 2 nights Lucerne, 3 nights Interlaken in a room with private facilities and breakfast daily • Any additional tickets for optional excursions to travel by rail, boat,postal-coaches and cable cars can be purchased at 25–50% of the regular fares • Service charges, taxes and VAT

Lucerne

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Glacier 3000

Day 1 | Arrive Lucerne Arrival in Lucerne by first-class rail from the Swiss border or airport. A stunning setting, world-famous sights, exciting modern architecture, endowed museums and much more make Lucerne a thrilling city to visit! Overnight in Lucerne. Day 2 | Excursion to Mt. Titlis Rail trip to Engelberg, going to the top in the world's first revolving gondola called Rotair is like being an eagle, exploring the landscape of the glacier world. Titlis Rotair offers various attractions like riding the Ice Flyer chairlift over glacier crevasses, having fun while snow tubing at the Titlis Glacier Park. Overnight in Lucerne. (B) Day 3 | Lucerne to Interlaken Rail journey over the Brünig Pass to Interlaken situated at the foot the famous trio of peaks, the Eiger, the Mönch and the Jungfrau. Overnight in Interlaken. (B)

Day 4 | Excursion to Glacier 3000 Board the train to Zweisimmen and change to the MOB train to the noble city of Gstaad. Take the postal bus to Col du Pillon (Glacier 3000) where you board the panoramic cable car which takes you to the eternal snow at 3000 metres in just 15 minutes. From the mountain top station you have access to all the glacier adventures. Experience the countryside with optional add-ons such as a dog-sled ride, a tour with the snow bus, a spectacular hike along a well-marked trail or enjoy stunning views of the most famous alpine peaks – Jungfrau, Matterhorn and Mont Blanc. Overnight in Interlaken. (B) Day | 5 Excursion to Jungfraujoch The highest train station in Europe (Top of Europe). Impressive views of snow-capped peaks and the Aletsch Glacier, which extends for 22 km and is the longest glacier in the Alps. Overnight in Interlaken. (B) Day 6 | Depart Interlaken Depart Interlaken for Swiss border or airport or alternatively continue your stay in Switzerland. (B)

Sphinx Observatory at the Jungfraujoch

Tops of Switzerland Prices from:

RTSP15

Valid from 1 Apr to 7 Oct 2013, 25 Oct to 4 Nov 2013 & 16 Nov 2013 to 31 March 2014

Group in front of the Kapellbrücke, Lucerne

3 Star Hotel

4 Star Hotel

MIX 4/5 Star Hotel*

3 White Peaks Prices from:

3 Star

1 Apr 13 - 31 Mar 14

963

1143

1166

1324

1234

1392

Seniors 60+

944

1120

1143

1298

1209

1364

1Apr - 7 Oct 13, 25Oct - 4 Nov 13, 16 Nov 13 - 31 Mar 14

Interlaken

114

160

165

205

198

237

Lucerne

119

165

Lucerne

119

165

171

211

169

209

Interlaken

114

160

Additional nights

1228

1455

4 Star

1484

MIX 4/5 Star*

1683

1569

1766

171

211

169

208

165

205

197

237

Additional Nights

*MIX 4/5 Star = Lindner Hotel Beau Rivage ***** in Interlaken and at a 4 star hotel in Lucerne

*Mix 4/5-star = 5-star-hotel Lindner Grand Hotel Beau Rivage in Interlaken and 4-star-hotel in Lucerne

Child rates on application. Excludes Christmas and New Year Periods.

Child and Senior rates on application. Excludes Christmas and New Year Periods.

Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation. INT= Interlaken, GRI=Grinderwald

= Itinerary available in reverse - contact our office for details.

Switzerland Holidays

• Swiss Card Tops of Switzerland with 5 first-class rail transfers: (from/to Swiss border or airport) including excursions to Jungfraujoch and Mt. Pilatus (Note: Travel on the boat and cogwheel railway is valid from Jun to Sep, travel by bus & panoramic gondola at other times.) • Reserved seats in Panoramic Car on the Brünig Express from Interlaken to Lucerne Chexb • 2 nights Interlaken, 2 nights Lucerne in a room with private facilities and breakfast daily • e Any eva additional tickets for optional excursions to travel by rail, boat, postal-coaches and cable cars can be purchased at 25–50% off the regular fares • Service charges, taxes and VAT

Independent Rail PackageS

Left: The world’s steepest cog-wheel railway leads up to the top of the 2119 m high Mt. Pilatus. © STS swiss-image.ch; Right: Glacier 3000 Snow Bus Experience


Independent Rail PackageS

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Discover the new Belle Epoque restored coaches with a high standard of comfort and elegance, vintage panelling and 1st class seating taking you on a wonderful journey to Montreux. Offering a unique experience in the spirit of the Orient Express, a one-ofa-kind train journey includes a wine-tasting cellar coach. This train runs every day from Zweisimmen to Montreux. A cold «terroir» dish, will be served in the wine-tasting cellar coach and in 1st class, upon reservation.

Golden-Pass Panoramic BLS train

Golden Pass Panoramic 6 Days - 5 Nights or 7 Days - 6 Nights

RTSP20

Switzerland Holidays

Valid from 1 April 2013 - 31 March 2014

Price Includes • Swiss Card Golden Pass Line with 4 first-class rail transfers (from/to Swiss border or airport) • 1st class seat reservations for Golden-Pass Panoramic Brünig, BLS + MOB trains • 2 nights in Lucerne, 2 nights in Interlaken, 1 or 2 nights in Montreux in a room with private facilities and breakfast daily • Any additional tickets for optional excursions to travel by rail, boat, postal-coaches and cable cars can be purchased at 25–50% off the regular fares • Service charges, taxes and VAT

Day 1 | Arrive Lucerne Arrival in Lucerne by train 1st class from Swiss border or any Swiss airport. Overnight in Lucerne. Day 2 | Lucerne Day at leisure. We recommend an optional excursion to any of the following mountain tops: • Mount Titlis – Titlis Rotair, Ice Flyer Chairlift, Glacier Park & Cave • Mount Pilatus – The Golden Round Trip • Mount Rigi – Queen of the Mountains Overnight in Lucerne. (B)

Day 4 | Interlaken Full day at leisure. We suggest an optional excursion to the Jungfraujoch the highest train station in Europe (Top of Europe). Impressive views of snowcapped peaks and the Aletsch Glacier, which extends for 22km and is the longest glacier in the Alps. Overnight in Interlaken. (B)

Images of the Nestlé/Callier Chocolate factory

Day 6 | Depart Montreux Depart Montreux for Swiss border or airport or alternatively continue your stay in Switzerland. (B)

Day 5 | Interlaken to Montreux Travel by train to Zweisimmen (by GoldenPass Panoramic BLS train). Change to the GoldenPass Panoramic MOB train for the rest of the memorable trip to Montreux. Overnight in Montreux. (B)

Zürich

Lucerne 2119 Pilatus

1798 Rigi

 BERN Sarnen Brienz

Interlaken Gruyères

Chocolate Train Montreux

Golden Pass Panoramic: 6D/5N Prices from:

Add on:

Day 3 | Lucerne to Interlaken From Lucerne over the Brünig Pass to Interlaken by GoldenPass train Panoramic Brünig. Overnight in Interlaken. (B)

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Gstaad

3 Star Hotel

4158 Jungfrau

Engelberg Titlis 3238

• (Optional) Excursion on the Chocolate Train - Tour must start Mon, Wed or Thu. Daily during Jul and Aug. • Seat reservations for the Chocolate Train • 1 extra night Montreux in a room with private facilities and breakfast daily

7 Days - 6 Nights Package Day 1-5 | Lucerne to Montreux Itinerary as per rail package: Golden Pass Panoramic. Day 6 | (Optional) Excursion on Chocolate Train Board the “Chocolate Train” with its Belle Epoque or Panoramic carriages and enjoy a coffee and a croissant en-route to Gruyères. Visit a cheese factory and then explore the village and castle. Time also for lunch. Train to the Nestlé/Cailler Chocolate factory at Broc and learn about chocolate making. A chocolate tasting and a visit to the factory outlet are further highlights of the day. Overnight in Montreux. (B)

Grindelwald Eiger 3970 Mönch 4107 Jungfraujoch

Day 7 | Depart Montreux Depart Montreux by rail to Swiss border or airport or continue your stay in Switzerland. (B)

4 Star Hotel

1 Apr - 31 Oct 13

918*

1155*

1172*

1415*

1 Nov 13- 31 Mar 14

902

1138

1157

1385

Additional nights Lucerne

119

164

169

209

Montreux: 1 Apr - 31 Oct 13

143*

198*

192*

277*

Montreux: 1 Nov 13- 31 Mar 14

127

182

178

247

Interlaken

115

161

167

207

Chocolate Train, Montreux © STS swiss-image.ch

Golden Pass Panoramic: 7D/6N Prices from: Departs Mon, Wed or Thu (Jul & Aug daily)

Enjoy a snack en-route © STS swiss-image.ch

3 Star Hotel

4 Star Hotel

Child and Seniors rates on application. *Add supplement Montreux Jazz Festival - 4-20 Jul 13.

1 May - 31 Oct 13

Optional Jungfraujoch Excursion: From Interlaken - Prices on request

Child and Seniors rates on application. *Add supplement Montreux Jazz Festival - 4-20 Jul 13.

Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation. Child and Seniors rates on application.

1155*

1446*

1457*

= Itinerary available in reverse - contact our office for details.

1785*


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Independent Rail PackageS

In Lucerne, you’ll be welcomed aboard the upper deck of an historic paddle wheel steamer, complete with an elegant saloon. Almost three hours later, after a lunch in the onboard restaurant, transfer to the air-conditioned first-class panoramic car of the train and continue your journey through the famous Gotthard tunnel to Bellinzona. In Bellinzona change trains and continue your journey to Lugano.

William Tell Express ©STS swiss-image.ch

William Tell Express 3 Days - 2 Nights

RTSP23

Valid from 1 April 2013 – 31 March 2014

Price Includes

Day 1 | Arrive Lucerne Arrival in Lucerne by train 1st class from Swiss border or any Swiss airport. Overnight in Lucerne. Kapellbrücke, Lucerne © Luzern Tourism

William Tell Express Premium SERVICE Operates 4 May – 20 October 2013 Enjoy following additional services: • 3-course set meal in the boat‘s 1st class restaurant • Small gift on board the boat • Rail travel from Flüelen to Bellinzona in the 1st class coach «le salon liberté» with its rotating chairs • Welcome drink on board the train • Personal support from a multilingual train staff • Multimedia presentation on board the train • An Informative travel brochure on the Wilhelm Tell Express

William Tell Express - Flüelen Steamer arrival ©STS swiss-image.ch

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Wilhelm Tell paddle steamer, Lucerne to Flüelen

Zürich Lucerne Aare

 BERN

SWITZERLAND

Shopping in Lucerne © Luzern Tourism

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Bellinzona

Day 3 | Depart Lugano Return to Swiss border or airport or alternatively continue your stay in Switzerland. (B) William Tell Express 3 Days / 2 Nights Prices from:

Altdorf

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Day 2 | Lucerne – William Tell to Lugano B o ard th e W ilh e lm Te ll p a d dl e steamer for the cruise to Flüelen (usually operated by paddle steamer, sometimes by motor boat). *Premium Class - A meal is served on board in the first class restaurant. From Flüelen you continue your journey through the famous Gotthard tunnel to Bellinzona in a 1st class panoramic car. Change train and continue your journey to Lugano. Overnight in Lugano. (B,L)

ITALY

3 Star Hotel

Lugano

4 Star Hotel

Standard: 1 Apr - 3 May 13, 21 Oct 13 - 31Mar 14

609

674

757

942

Premium: operates 4 May – 20 October 2013

663

728

811

996

Lucerne

119

164

169

209

Lugano

119

153

192

260

Additional nights

Child and Seniors rates on application. Excludes Christmas and New Year Periods.

Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation. Child and Seniors rates on application.

Switzerland Holidays

• Swiss Card Charming Swiss Tour with 3 first-class rail transfers (from/to Swiss border or airport) • Seat reservation for William Tell Express, meal voucher CHF 19 pp redeemable on board the boat (1 Apr - 3 May 13, 21 Oct 13 31 Mar 14) or premium meal* on board and a souvenir • 1 night in Lucerne 1 night in Lugano in a room with private facilities and breakfast daily • Voucher 20% reduction for entry to Swissminiatur in Melide • Any additional tickets for optional excursions to travel by rail, boat, postal-coaches and cable cars can be purchased at 25–50% off the regular fares • Service charges, taxes and VAT

= Itinerary available in reverse - contact our office for details.


Independent Rail Packages

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Left-to-right: Swans near the Water bridge, Lucerne, Enjoying the Snow in Zermatt with the Matterhorn in the distance, Enjoying a drink in Zurich © swiss-image.ch

Swiss Experience 8 Days - 7 Nights

RTSP24

Valid from 1 Apr - 28 Oct 2013, 9 – 21 Dec 2013 & 5 Jan to 31 Mar 2014

Price includes

Switzerland Holidays

Rotair Mt Titlis, Engelberg © Engelberg Tourism

• Swiss Card Discover Switzerland with 7 first-class rail transfers (from/to Swiss border or airport) including excursion to Gornergrat (2nd class only) • 1st class seat reservations on the Glacier Express, Golden-Pass Panoramic Brünig, BLS + MOB trains • Lunch on board the Glacier Express (excluding beverages) • 2 nights in Lucerne, 1 night in Interlaken, 1 night in Montreux, 2 nights in Zermatt, 1 night in St. Moritz in a room with private facilities and breakfast daily • Any additional tickets for optional excursions to travel by rail, boat, postal-coaches & cable cars can be purchased at 2550% off the regular fares • Service charges, taxes and VAT

Day 4 | Interlaken to Montreux Scenic rail journey passing alpine forests, mountain streams & mountain villages. Take the GoldenPass Panoramic BLS train from Interlaken Ost to Zweisimmen & further by GoldenPass Panoramic MOB train to Montreux on the Riviera of Lake Geneva. Overnight in Montreux. (B)

Day 6 | Zermatt to Gornergrat From Zermatt, the Gornergrat Bahn, Europe’s highest open-air cogwheel railway, takes you up to the Gornergrat 9.3km away. On the viewing platform you are surrounded by 29 peaks rising to above 4000m. Overnight in Zermatt. (B)

Day 5 | Montreux to Zermatt Rail journey to Zermatt, the famous car-free alpine resort at the foot of the Matterhorn. Overnight in Zermatt. (B)

Day 7 | Zermatt to St. Moritz

Board the Glacier Express & enjoy one of the great rail journeys of the world - a 7½ hour rail journey to St. Moritz! Overnight in St. Moritz. (B) Day 8 | Depart St. Moritz Depart St. Moritz for Swiss border or international airport or alternatively continue your stay in Switzerland. (B)

Zürich

Lucerne

1798 Rigi

2119 Pilatus

Cogwheel railway to Mt Pilatus © Mt Pilatus Tourism

Rigi-bahn in Winter © Mt Rigi Tourism

 BERN

Day 1 | Arrival Lucerne Arrival in Lucerne by train 1st class from Swiss border or any Swiss Airport. Overnight in Lucerne. Day 2 | Lucerne Day at leisure. We recommend an optional excursion to any of the following mountain tops: • Mount Titlis – Titlis Rotair, Ice Flyer Chairlift, Glacier Park & Cave • Mount Pilatus – The golden round trip • Mount Rigi – Queen of the Mountains Overnight in Lucerne. (B) Day 3 | Lucerne to Interlaken Rail journey over the Brünig Pass to Interlaken situated between the Lakes of Thun & Brienz and at the foot the famous trio of peaks, the Eiger, the Mönch & the Jungfrau. Overnight in Interlaken. (B)

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4478 3090 Matterhorn Gornergrat

Swiss Experience Prices from:

3 Star Hotel

4 Star Hotel

1-7 Apr -13, 5 Jan - 31 Mar 14

1674

1924

2069

8 Apr - 8 May 13, 9-21 Dec 13

1538

1786

1860

2348 2134

9 May - 28 Oct 13

1569

1814

1889

2162

Optional: Mt Pilatus, Mt Rigi, Mt Titlis - Prices on application

Family of ibex in the Zermatt Mountains © Zermatt Tourism

Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation. Child and Seniors rates on application.

Gornergrat Bahn © gornergrat.ch

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Mount Pilatus

Swiss Premium Tour 8 Days - 7 Nights

Golden Roundtrip RTSP06

Valid from 1 Apr to 28 Oct 2013, 14-21 Dec 2013 and 5 Jan to 31 Mar 2014

Day 3 | Lucerne to Interlaken Rail journey over the Brünig Pass to Interlaken situated between the Lakes of Thun and Brienz. Overnight in Interlaken. (B)

Day 6 | Excursion to the Gornergrat The Gornergrat Bahn, Europe’s highest open-air cogwheel railway, takes you up to the Gornergrat. On the Gornergrat viewing platform you are surrounded by 29 peaks rising to above 4000m. Overnight in Zermatt. (B)

Day 4 | Excursion to the Jungfraujoch Excursion to the Jungfraujoch. The Jungfrau Railway takes you up to the Jungfraujoch – at 3454m the highest railway station in Europe! Enjoy breathtaking views of the longest glacier in the Alps. Overnight in Interlaken. (B)

Day 7 | Zermatt - Glacier Express to St. Moritz Board the Glacier Express and enjoy one of the greatest rail journeys to St. Moritz across a landscape rich in forests, alpine meadows, mountain streams and valleys to Zermatt. Overnight in St. Moritz. (B)

Day 5 | Interlaken to Zermatt Rail journey through the wonderful Bernese Oberland to Visp and further to Zermatt, Zermatt is the famous carfree alpine resort at the foot of the Matterhorn. Overnight in Zermatt. (B)

Day 8 | Depart St. Moritz Depart St. Moritz for Swiss border or airport or alternatively continue your stay in Switzerland. (B) Zürich

In the afternoon return by panoramic gondolas to Kriens and further by bus back to Lucerne – the ’Golden Roundtrip’ will remain an unforgettable memory

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Day 1 | Lucerne Arrival in Lucerne by train 1st class from Swiss border or airport. Lucerne is a thrilling city to visit! Overnight in Lucerne.

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Day 2 | Lucerne Day at leisure. We recommend an optional excursion to any of the following mountain tops: • Mount Titlis – Titlis Rotair, Ice Flyer Chairlift, Glacier Park & Cave • Mount Pilatus – The Golden Round Trip • Mount Rigi – Queen of the Mountains Overnight in Lucerne. (B)

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147

74

Second Class

129

66

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Mount Pilatus: Golden Roundtrip Experience a romantic boat trip from Lucerne to Alpnachstad (boat trip operating from May to the end of October only / during winter you take the train). Continue the trip by the steepest cogwheel railway in the world (48% gradient) to Pilatus Kulm. An impressive panorama of 73 Alpine summits and countless lakes awaits you, at 2132 m above sea level. Modern activities such as bungy jumping await you at the summit of Mount Pilatus.

Mt. Pilatus with Lucerne in the foreground.

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Zermatt

ITALY

Lucerne Railway Station entrance

Swiss Premium Tour Prices from:

3 Star Hotel

4 Star Hotel

1-7 Apr -13, 5 Jan - 31 Mar 14

1762

2001

2151

8 Apr - 8 May 13, 14-21 Dec 13

1611

1848

1933

2398 2162

9 May - 28 Oct 13

1639

1877

1961

2190

Additional night rates for Lucerne, Interlaken, Zermatt and St. Moritz available on application. Optional: Mt Pilatus, Mt Rigi, Mt Titlis excursions View of the Matterhorn from the Gornergrat © Zermatt Tourism

Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation. Child and Seniors rates on application.

Gornergrat Bahn © Zermatt Tourism

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Price Includes • Swiss Card Swiss Premium Tour with 7 first-class rail transfers (from/ to Swiss border or airport) including excursions to Jungfraujoch and Gornergrat(2nd class only) • 1st class seat reservations on the Glacier Express, Golden-Pass Panoramic Brünig • Lunch on board the Glacier Express (excluding beverages) • 2 nights in Lucerne, 2 nights in Interlaken, 2 nights in Zermatt, 1 night in St Moritz in a room with private facilities and breakfast daily • Any additional tickets for optional excursions to travel by rail, boat, postal coaches and cable cars can be purchased at 25– 50% off the regular fares • Service charges, taxes and VAT

Independent Rail PACKAGEs

Left to right: Mt Rigi conductor; Glacier Express © RhB; Mt Titlis Rotair © Mt Titlis Tourism


Jungfraujoch Sphinx Observatory

Mountain Railways RTSP11

Daily departures from 1 April - 4 Nov 2013, 16 November - 21 December 2013, 5 January - 31 March 2014

Price includes: • Swiss Card Mountain Railways with 4 first-class rail transfers (from/to Swiss border or airport) • 1st class seat reservations for Golden-Pass Panoramic Brünig • Excursions to Mt Titlis with IceFlyer chairlift, Jungfraujoch & the Gornergrat (2nd class only) • 2 nights Lucerne, 2 nights Interlaken, 2 nights Zermatt in a room with private facilities and breakfast daily • Any additional tickets for optional excursions to travel by rail, boat, postal-coaches and cable cars can be purchased at 25–50% off the regular fares • Service charges, taxes and VAT

Day 1 | Arrive in Lucerne Travel by rail in 1st class from any Swiss border or airport rail station to Lucerne. Optional excursion, if time permits, to Mt Pilatus. Overnight in Lucerne. Jungfraujoch Sphinx Observatory

J u n g f r a u R a i lway – A P i o n ee r i n g W o r k

Day 2 | Lucerne to Mount Titlis Enjoy a ride in the first revolving gondola to Mount Titlis. 3020m. In Lucerne board the LSE-train to Engelberg. There a small gondola takes you up to the Trübsee. You continue your trip by another gondola to Stand. Finally the revolving gondola takes you up to Mount Titlis. For a closeup insight into a glacier, you visit the glacier cave and ride the Ice Flyer chairlift. Overnight in Lucerne. (B)

Day 6 | Gornergrat Excursion Board the cogwheel railway up to the Gornergrat, with views of the majestic Matterhorn, Monte Rosa and other spectacular summits. Overnight in Zermatt. (B) Day 7 | Depart Zermatt Depart Zermatt by rail to any Swiss border or airport or alternatively continue your stay in Switzerland. (B)

Day 3 | Lucerne to Interlaken Rail journey from the city of Lucerne to Interlaken over the Brünig Pass via the wood-carving village of Brienz. Overnight in Interlaken. (B)

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Day 4 | Jungfraujoch Excursion The beautiful Bernese Oberland! Travel from Interlaken Ost via Grindelwald or Wengen to the Kleine Scheidegg, at the foot of the famous Eiger North Wall. Then, take the Jungfrau Railway via the Eiger Glacier to the Jungfraujoch – at 3454m the highest railway station in Europe! Experience amazing views of the Aletsch Glacier, the longest glacier in the Alps. Overnight in Interlaken. (B)

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Day 5 | Interlaken to Zermatt Travel via Visp and further to Zermatt. Zermatt, at the foot of the Matterhorn, is the perfect alpine resort. On arrival you might take the opportunity to go on an optional excursion to Rothorn Paradise to enjoy the best view of the Matterhorn. Overnight in Zermatt. (B)

The cogwheel railway takes passengers from Kleine Scheidegg to the Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe, is Europe’s highest-altitude railway station in a world of rock, ice and snow. Seven of the nine kilometres of railway are in a tunnel hewn in the rock of the Eiger and Mönch.

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Europe’s highest-altitude railway station was opened on 1 August in 1912 (Swiss National Day). At 3,454 metres above sea level, the scenically spectacular Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe – became accessible to a wider public. The idea of building a railway up the Jungfrau Mountain came to Adolf Guyer-Zeller, an already renowned railway pioneer, while hiking in the Jungfrau Region in 1893. Captivated by the towering trio – Eiger, Mönch & Jungfrau, he jotted down notes and sketches which corresponded very closely to the subsequent planning and construction of the Jungfrau Railway. Others before him had dreamed of building what became known as the “railway to the sky”.

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Zermatt

3090 4478 Matterhorn Gornergrat

Enjoying the snow on the way to the Jungfraujoch

Jungfraujbahn Train to Jungfraujoch

3 Star Hotel

Mountain Railways Prices from:

4 Star Hotel

1-7 Apr 13, 5 Jan - 31 Mar 14

1490

1706

1174

1991

8 Apr - 4 Nov 13, 16 Nov - 21 Dec 13

1387

1604

1661

1867

Additional nights Lucerne: 1 Apr 13 - 31 Mar 14

120

165

171

211

Interlaken: 1 Apr 13 - 31 Mar 14

114

160

165

205

Zermatt: 1-7 Apr 13, 5 Jan - 31 Mar 14

171

188

211

168

Zermatt: 8 Apr - 4 Nov 13, 16 Nov - 21 Dec 13

120

137

154

177

Senior and Child rates on request, Excludes Christmas and New Year Periods.

Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation.

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Swiss Rail Adventure 8 Days - 7 Nights

RTSP25

Daily departures from 8 May to 20 October 2013

Price includes:

Day 1 | Arrive Lucerne Arrival in Lucerne by train 1st class from Swiss border or airport.

Day 3 | Lugano Time at leisure in Lugano. Enjoy the Mediterranean atmosphere in the Southern part of Switzerland. Stroll along the lakeside promenade or go up to Monte Brè or San Salvatore. Overnight in Lugano. (B)

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Day 5 | St. Moritz Day at leisure. St Moritz is the original Swiss winter holiday resort, an fashionable mountain resort world-famous for its skiing, fantastic scenery and its relaxing spas. Overnight in St. Moritz. (B)

Day 8 | Depart Zermatt Depart Zermatt for Swiss border or airport or alternatively continue your stay in Switzerland. (B)

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Day 4 | Bernina Express to St. Moritz Departure by the Bernina Express (coach) to Tirano (Italy). From there by train over the Mount Bernina to St. Moritz. This exciting trip takes you through three cultures from palm trees across the regions of eternal snow to the valley of the Rhine. Overnight in St. Moritz. (B)

Willhelm Tell Express

Day 7 | Zermatt Full day at leisure. Consider taking an optional Gornergrat excursion. Overnight in Zermatt. (B)

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Day 2 | Wilhelm Tell Express Board the Wilhelm Tell paddle steamer for the cruise to Flüelen (usually operated by paddle steamer, sometimes by motor boat). *Premium Class A meal is served on board in the first class restaurant. From Flüelen you continue your journey through the famous Gotthard tunnel to Bellinzona in a 1st class panoramic car. Change train and continue your journey to Lugano. Overnight in Lugano. (B,L)

Travellers on board the Bernina Express

Day 6 | St. Moritz - Glacier Express to Zermatt Today you board the Glacier Express which is one of the greatest train journeys in the world. You travel from St.Moritz to Zermatt. A 7½ hour railway journey across 291 bridges, through 91 tunnels and across the Oberalp Pass at 2’033 metres in altitude. Travel in comfort through the beauty of a landscape rich in mountain forests, alpine meadows, mountain streams and valleys, soaked in tradition and centuries old culture. Overnight in Zermatt. (B)

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The Bernina Express (coach) from Lugano to Tirano, Italy ©RhB

4 Star Hotel

8 May - 24 Oct 13

1642

1821

2022

2388

Senior 60+

1609

1784

1929

2288

Additional nights Lucerne

119

164

169

209

Lugano

119

153

192

260

St. Moritz

138

161

189

215

Zermatt

119

136

153

175

Excludes Christmas and New Year periods. Child rates on request.

Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation. Child and Seniors rates on application.

= Itinerary available in reverse - contact our office for details.

Switzerland Holidays

• Swiss Card Rail Adventure with 5 first-class rail transfers (from/to Swiss border or airport) • Reserved seat on the William Tell Express (boat & rail), Bernina Express (rail & coach) & the Glacier Express • Lunch on board the Glacier Express • premium meal* and a souvenir on board the William Tell Express • 1 night Lucerne, 2 nights Lugano, 2 nights St. Moritz, 2 nights Zermatt, in a room with private facilities and breakfast daily • 20% reduction voucher for entry to SwissMiniature in Melide • Service charges, taxes and VAT

Independent Rail PackageS

Left and right: On the Bernina Express from Lugano to St. Moritz ©RhB


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Grand Tour of SwitzerlandG 8 Days - 7 Nights

Valid from 01April - 28 Oct 2013; 9-21 December 2013; 5 January - 31 March 2014

Switzerland Holidays

Prices includes:

Mount Titlis Glacier Excursion TITLIS ROTAIR

â&#x20AC;˘ Swiss Card Grand Tour of Switzerland with 6 first-class rail transfers (from/to Swiss border or airport) â&#x20AC;˘ Excursion to the Gornergrat in 2nd class â&#x20AC;˘ Seat reservation for Glacier Express â&#x20AC;˘ Lunch on board the Glacier Express (excluding beverages) â&#x20AC;˘ 1 night in either ZĂźrich or Geneva (your choice), 2 n ghts in Lucerne, 1 night in St. Moritz, Cli k 2L nights in Zermatt 1 night in Geneva or ZĂźrich, in a room with private facilities and breakfast daily â&#x20AC;˘ Any additional tickets for optional excursions to travel by rail, boat, postal-coaches and cable cars can be purchased at 25â&#x20AC;&#x201C;50% off the regular fare â&#x20AC;˘ Service charges, taxes and VAT

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ONE MOUNTAIN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; ALL SEASONS Imagine a bright blue sky and the touch of sparkling fresh-fallen snow. Explore the world of eternal ice. Feel like an eagle and hover over stunning glacier crevasses. Enjoy snow tubing at the Glacier Park. Mount TITLIS is a spot not to miss!

TITLIS CLIFF WALK â&#x20AC;&#x153;NEW for 2013â&#x20AC;? Get your thrills and walk along the cliff on Mount Titlis. The new glacier suspension bridge is the ultimate highlight of the Swiss Alps.

    

All year round, Mount Titlis offers a snow and ice experience on the highest viewpoint in Central Switzerland. This unique glacier paradise is centrally located and easy to reach.

Day 2 | Zurich to Lucerne Take the train to Lucerne. On arrival checkin to your hotel and in the afternoon enjoy this historic city at your leisure with its famous wooden bridge, some shopping, the old town and the Lion monument. Overnight in Lucerne. (B)

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Ice Flyer Chair Lift Float safely over the glacier crevasses. Titlis Glacier Park Enjoy the thrills of a micro scooter, balancer, boogie board or classic snow tube. Unique Panorama Breathtaking view from the sun terrace or the windprotected Toporama. Swiss Pass/Swiss Card 50% reduction

Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation.

Day 1 | Zurich Travel by rail in first class from any Swiss border or from Zurich/Geneva airport or rail station to Zurich. Consider taking an optional Zurich excursion on page 60. Overnight in Zurich.

Day 3 | Lucerne Day at leisure. We recommend an optional excursion to any of the following mountain tops: â&#x20AC;˘ Mount Titlis â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Titlis Rotair, Ice Flyer Chairlift, Glacier Park & Cave â&#x20AC;˘ Mount Pilatus â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Golden Round Trip â&#x20AC;˘ Mount Rigi â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Queen of the Mountains Overnight in Lucerne. (B)

Titlis The highest glacier excursion in  Central Switzerland (10â&#x20AC;&#x2122;000 feet)

Titlis Rotair The worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first revolving cable-car that takes you into a unique glacier world!

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8 Days - 7 Nights

Independent Rail PackageS

Zurich festival ©swiss-image.ch

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Day 4 | Lucerne to St Moritz Today your rail journey takes you to one of the most famous Swiss holiday resorts - St Moritz. St Moritz is the original Swiss winter holiday resort, an fashionable mountain town world-famous for its skiing, fantastic scenery and its relaxing spas. Overnight in St. Moritz. (B)

Day 7 | Zermatt to Geneva/Zurich Depending on your choice of destination, take the train to Visp and change trains bound for Geneva or Zurich. Overnight in Geneva or Zurich. (B) Day 8 | Depart Geneva/Zurich Depart Geneva or Zurich for Swiss border or international airport or rail station or alternatively continue your stay in Switzerland. (B) Zermatt

Zürich AUSTRIA LIECHTENSTEIN

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Above: Glacier Express © RhB; Below: The town of Zermatt

Grand Tour of Switzerland Prices from:

3 Star Hotel

4 Star Hotel

1-7 Apr 13, 5 Jan - 31 Mar 14

1679

1970

2094

8 Apr - 8 May 13, 9-21 Dec 13

1526

1816

1872

2594 2351

9 May - 28 Oct 13

1555

1844

1901

2379

St Moritz

138

161

189

215

Zermatt

119

136

153

175

Additional nights

Child and Seniors rates on application. St. Moritz

Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation. Child and Seniors rates on application.

= Itinerary available in reverse - contact our office for details.

Switzerland Holidays

Day 5 | St Moritz to Zermatt Today you board the Glacier Express which is one of the greatest train journeys in the world! You travel from St.Moritz to Zermatt, on a 7½ hour railway journey across 291 bridges, through 91 tunnels and across the Oberalp Pass at 2’033 metres in altitude. Travel in comfort through the beauty of a landscape rich in mountain forests, alpine meadows, mountain streams and valleys, soaked in tradition and centuries old culture. Overnight in Zermatt. (B)

Day 6 | Zermatt - Gornergrat Excursion Ride the rack-railway, the Gornergrat Bahn from Zermatt, Europe’s highest open-air cogwheel railway, takes you up to the Gornergrat 9.3km away. On the viewing platform you are surrounded by 29 peaks rising to above 4000m including views of the majestic Matterhorn, Monte Rosa and other spectacular summits! Overnight in Zermatt. (B)


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Men in traditional costume carrying the swiss cow bells and cheese wheels for a local festival © swiss-image.ch

Best of Switzerland B 11 Days - 10 Nights

Valid from 7 May - 20 October 2013

Switzerland Holidays

Price includes

Gornergrat Bahn © STS

Gornergrat Bahn Dangerous, wild and mysterious, the world of the Alps has attracted increasing numbers of people since the 18th century. One mountain in particular, fascinated the early adventurers more than any other: the 4485m Matterhorn. The first ascent of the Matterhorn was regarded as a sensation at the time! Almost equally-strong was the interest of the first alpinists in the Gornergrat, from where the view takes in 29 four-thousand-metre peaks, many of which can be climbed starting from that baseline. According to history, the first tourist to stand on the Gornergrat was Scottish glacier explorer Professor James David Forbes in 1842. The first photographs of the Gornergrat panorama appeared in the Baedeker Travel Guide in 1856 and in 1862 the Gornergrat finally appeared on the Swiss Dufour Map. Actual tourism on the Gornergrat began to develop around 1870. By 1890, even before completion of the railway to Zermatt, some 8,000 guests had already visited the Gornergrat. Matterhorn from the Gornergrat © Zermatt Tourism

• Swiss Card Best of Switzerland with 8 first-class rail transfers (from/to Swiss border or airport) • Excursion to Jungfraujoch and Gornergrat (2nd class only) • Reserved seats on the William Tell Express, Bernina Express,Glacier Express and GoldenPassLine Montreux-Interlaken • Lunch on board the Glacier Express (excluding beverages) • premium meal* and a souvenir on board the William Tell Express • 2 nights in Lucerne, 1 night in Lugano, 1 night in St. Moritz, 2 nights in Zermatt, 1 night in Montreux, 2 nights in Interlaken, 1 night in Zurich in a room with private facilities and breakfast daily • 20% reduction voucher for entry to SwissMiniature in Melide • Any additional tickets for optional excursions to travel by rail, boat, postal-coaches & cable cars can be purchased at 25-50% off the regular fares • Service charges, taxes and VAT

Day 2 | Lucerne Day at leisure. We recommend an optional excursion to any of the following mountain tops: • Mount Titlis – Titlis Rotair, Ice Flyer Chairlift, Glacier Park & Cave • Mount Pilatus – The Golden Round Trip • Mount Rigi – Queen of the Mountains Overnight in Lucerne. (B) Day 3 | Lucerne to Lugano Board the Wilhelm Tell paddle steamer for the cruise to Flüelen (usually operated by paddle steamer, sometimes by motor boat). *Premium Class A meal is served on board in the first class restaurant. From Flüelen you continue your journey through the famous Gotthard tunnel to Bellinzona in a 1st class panoramic car. Change train and continue your journey to Lugano. Overnight in Lugano. (B,L) Day 4 | Lugano to St. Moritz The Bernina Express of the Rhaetian Railway takes you along the UNESCO World Heritage route. Enjoy an Alpine switchback ride, taking you from a land of swaying palms to one of towering glaciers. Overnight in St. Moritz. (B) Lucerne ©swiss-image.ch

^Premium - A meal is served on board the paddle steamer in the first class restaurant.

Day 1 | Lucerne Arrival in Lucerne by train 1st class from the Swiss border or airport. Overnight in Lucerne.

Matterhorn from the Gornergrat © Zermatt Tourism

Day 5 | St. Moritz to Zermatt Today you board the Glacier Express which is one of the greatest train journeys in the world! You travel from St.Moritz to Zermatt, on a 7½ hour railway journey across 291 bridges, through 91 tunnels and across the Oberalp Pass at 2’033 metres in altitude. Travel in comfort through the beauty of a landscape rich in mountain forests, alpine meadows, mountain streams and valleys, soaked in tradition and centuries old culture. Overnight in Zermatt. (B) Day 6 | Gornergrat Excursion Today the Gornergrat Bahn, Europe’s highest open-air cogwheel railway, takes you up to the Gornergrat 9.339km away. On the viewing platform you are surrounded by 29 peaks rising to above 4000 m. Overnight in Zermatt. (B) Day 7 | Zermatt to Montreux Rail journey to Montreux on the shore of Lake Geneva in the French part of Switzerland. Overnight in Montreux. (B) Day 8 | Montreux to Interlaken The GoldenPassLine train takes you through mountain villages to the Bernese Oberland. Overnight in Interlaken. (B)

Above: Lucerne ©swiss-image.ch

Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation.

View over the town of St. Moritz

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Independent Rail Packages

Left: Rhaetian Railways © RhB; Right: St Bernard known as a Swiss Mountain Dog - the earliest written records of the breed are from monks at the hospice at the Great St Bernard Pass in 1707.

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Day 9 | Excursion to Jungfraujoch The journey to the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe, at 3454 metres Europe’s highest altitude railway station, is a highlight of your visit to Switzerland. It offers visitors a highAlpine wonderworld of ice, snow and rock, which can be marvelled at from vantage terraces, the Aletsch Glacier or in the Ice Palace. Overnight in Interlaken. (B)

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4 Star Hotel

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7 May - 20 Oct 13

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1798 Rigi

2264

2661

2772

Child and Senior rates on application.

Additional nights St Moritz

138

161

189

214

Lugano

118

152

228

259

Zermatt

118

135

152

175

Hotel List for Independent SWISS Rail Packages City

3-star hotels

4-star hotels

5-star hotels

City Hotel Oberland, Carlton-Europe, Merkur, Weisses Kreuz, Beau Site, Bernerhof Goldey

Du Lac, Interlaken, Royal St. Georges, Metropole, Krebs*, Du Nord

Lindner Hotel Beau Rivage

Waldstätterhof, Drei Könige, Magic Hotel (breakfast at htl Krone about 80 m away), Des Alpes, IBIS Styles, De la Paix, Le Stelle

Art Deco Hotel Montana, Radission Blu, Flora, Cascada, Youth Hostel Lucerne - Classic

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Derby

Kreuz & Post, Eiger

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Lugano

Contintenal Park, Delfino, International au Lac, Federale,

Lugano Dante Center, Villa Sassa, Holiday Inn Lugano Centre

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Locarno

Du Lac, Dell’ Angelo

Belvedere

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Zermatt

Sarazena, Bristol, Excelsior, Butterfly

Swiss Alpine Hotel Allalin, Alpen Resort, Simi, Walliserhof, La Ginabelle, Pollux, Parkhotel Beau Site, Schlosshotel Tenne, Unique Hotel Post*

Mont Cervin Palace

St. Moritz

Soldanella, Hauser, Laudinella, Bären

Monopol Grischuna, Steffani*, Crystal

Badrutt’s Palace

Interlaken

Lucerne Grindelwald

Geneva Montreux Zurich Engelberg

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Optional: Mt Pilatus, Mt Rigi, Mt Titlis excursions - Prices on application

Strasbourg-Univers, Cristal

Cornavin, Royal Manotel

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Helvetie

Eurotel Riviera, Suisse Majestic Interlaken

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Comfort Inn Royal, Rütli

Central Plaza, Engimatt, Glockenhof

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Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation.

Switzerland Holidays

Zürich

Glacier Express © RhB

Day 10 | Interlaken to Zurich Take the train to the lakeside discovery metropolis Zürich and enjoy some time at leisure. Overnight in Zürich. (B)

Couple on the Jungfraubahn © Jungfrau Tourism


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Escorted Coach Tours

Escorted Coach Tours All tours are operated on a regular schedule with guaranteed departure dates. Travel by deluxe motor coach on one or more of these scenic spectacular tours, through valleys, lakes and mountains, as you explore the Swiss cantons and enjoy the breathtaking scenery.

Hans Meier Escorted Coach Tours are created with special care, choosing the most scenic routes for you. The itinerary is designed to show as much as possible but at a leisurely pace, which still allows you time to explore on-your-own.Travel in a modern, comfortable deluxe air-conditioned motor coach. Accommodation is provided at selected hotels, which are the best in their categories. With their friendly crew of experienced drivers and multilingual guides (English and Spanish-speaking) they will make sure that your stay in Switzerland will become an enjoyable experience.

Seniors Discount will be granted to Senior Citizens (age 60 or above). In order to qualify for the discount the exact date of birth is to be given at time of booking (Please note: no discount can be granted once booking is confirmed)

Left: Clock tower, Bern ©swissimage.ch; Right: Chillion Castle, near Montreux;

Romantic Swiss Tour Zurich - Geneva | 2 Days - 1 Night

Switzerland Holidays

All Escorted Coach Tours Price includes: • Accommodation in first-class hotels*, in rooms with private facilities • Breakfast daily (B) and dinners (D) on days indicated • Touring in deluxe airconditioned coaches • Services of a multilingual tour director • Porterage and baggage handling (1 piece per person) • Service charges, taxes and VAT *Geneva-Carouge: Hotel Ramada Encore - 3 Star +

Tours depart from: Zurich: 8:30 a.m. from Swissotel International Geneva: 8:30 a.m. from Hotel Ramada Encore and 9:00 a.m. from Gare Routiere (bus station) - Place Dorciere, Geneva

Day 1 | Zurich – Lucerne – Mt. Titlis – Interlaken Depart Zurich at 8:30 a.m. A short drive takes us to the city of Lucerne where we visit the Lion Monument and walk over the 14th century wooden bridge. Time at leisure for shopping and sightseeing. At noon we proceed to the mountain resort of Engelberg. A cable-car ride to Nan y t Lunévill Titlis brings the summit of Mount you into the high alpine region with its glaciers and eternal ice. Enjoy a magnificent ride in the world’s innovative revolving “ROTAIR” gondola. (Take a warm sweater along.) In the afternoon cross Brunig Pass to the Bernese Oberland and reach the village of Brienz, famous for its woodcarvers. We continue to the holiday resort of Interlaken at the foot of the Jungfrau mountain. Overnight in Interlaken at a first-class hotel, dinner at own expense.

Mt Titlis Rotair © Mt Titlis Tourism

Zürich

All tours are operated on a regular schedule with guaranteed departure dates. Travel by deluxe air-conditioned motor coach on one or more of these scenic spectacular tours, through valleys, lakes and mountains, as you explore the Swiss cantons and enjoy the breathtaking scenery.

Day 2 | Interlaken – Bern – Gruyères – Geneva Depart Interlaken in the morning and drive along beautiful Lake Thun to the Swiss capital, Bern. The city is attractively set on a steep-sided curve of Stut the ga River t Aare and backed by the majestic alps. A city tour to the Old Town includes the Clock Tower, Kramgasse, and the 15th century Cathedral of St. Vincent. A drive south takes you to the scenic dairy farmlands of Gruyères. A beautiful hilltop town, preserved against time, which could be the magical setting for fairytales with its impressive, medieval castle. An informative visit to a milk products factory is a further highlight of the day. Continue to the Swiss Riviera and Geneva, the cosmopolitan G most RMANY city of Switzerland, arriving in the late afternoon. We suggest an overnight ake stay in Geneva Con for tanc the opportunity of exploring this city the following day. We can arrange Geneva accommodation to suit your budget. (B)

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Romantic Swiss Tour ZR02G Prices from: Zurich - Geneva

595

638

Senior 60+

567

610

Departs Zurich, every Monday 29 Apr - 14 Oct 2013 For pre and post tour accommodation please refer to page 37

Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation. To qualify for the Senior discount proof of ID is required at time of booking.


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Typical Swiss Tour

Charming Swiss Tour

Geneva - Zurich | 4 Days - 3 Nights

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Day 2 | Zermatt – Nufenen Pass – Lugano Morning at leisure in Zermatt – admire the quaint old farm houses and barns in their unique style, do some shopping, Na cy S rasbourg relax or take an optional cogwheel train to the Gornergrat for a spectacular view of the surrounding snow-covered peaks. Afternoon train to Täsch where your coach is waiting to take you over Colmar the breathtaking Nufenen Pass into the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland, to GEin the garden city of Lugano. Overnight Lugano at a first-class hotel. (B)

Zurich - Zurich | 4 Days - 3 Nights

Day 3 | Lugano – Lake Como – Maloja Pass – St. Moritz Depart Lugano and drive along the scenic road to Gandria where we cross the border into Italy. Drive along the romantic shores of Lake Como and Menaggio to Chiavenna in the lovely Breggaglia Valley. In Castasegna we re-enter Switzerland and start the ascent along the Maloja Pass, passing by crystal blue Lake Sils, and Silvaplana before arriving at the world-renowned alpine resort of St. Moritz. Overnight in St. Moritz at a first-class hotel. (B, D) Day 4 | St. Moritz – Principality of Liechtenstein – Zurich Depart St. Moritz in the morning and cross the Fluela Pass to reach Davos and continue to the capital of the Principality of Liechtenstein, Vaduz, where there will be time for lunch and sightseeing. This tiny country with the Stuttga mighty castle, which is the home of the present Prince and his family, attracts visitors from all over the world. In the afternoon continue to Zurich through the picturesque Toggenburg region with its distinctive farmhouses. Tour ends at approx. 5 p.m. in Zurich. (B) As the tour ends late in the day, consider pre-

ANY booking a night in Zurich or other arrangements.

Zürich LIECHTENSTEIN

Day 2 | Interlaken – Bern – Gruyères – Geneva Depart Interlaken in the morning and drive along the Lake of Thun to the Swiss capital, Bern. The city is set on a steep-sided curve of the River Aare and backed by the majestic Alps. A city tour to the Old Town includes the Clock Tower, Kramgasse, and the 15th century Cathedral of St. Vincent. A drive south takes us to the Mun dairyh farmlands of Gruyères. A beautiful hilltop town, preserved against time with its medieval castle. An informative visit to a milk products plant is a further highlight of the day. Continue to the Swiss Riviera, arriving Geneva in the late afternoon. Overnight in Geneva at a superior tourist-class hotel. (B)

As the tour ends late in the day, consider prebooking a night inSalzburg Zurich or other arrangements.

Zürich

Aare

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Landquart

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Day 4 | Zermatt – Nufenen Pass – Zurich Morning at leisure in Zermatt. Just relax or take an optional cogwheel train up to Gornergrat for a spectacular view of the surrounding snow-covered peaks. In the afternoon, board the train to Täsch where your bus is waiting to take you over the breathtaking Nufenen Pass to Airolo. Return to Zurich by bus or train. Arrive Zurich approx. 6:30 p.m. (B)

Lucerne

Vaduz Aare

Day 3 | Geneva – Montreux – Zermatt Depart with a city tour of Geneva this morning. See parks along the lake, the old town with its cathedral, the unique town-hall and the European seat of the United Nations. In the late morning depart Geneva for Lausanne and Montreux. You will pass by Chillon Castle, the 13th century fortress made famous by Lord Byron’s poem. Time for lunch in Montreux. In the afternoon proceed through the Valais, the valley of the river Rhone with its orchards and vineyards. At Täsch board a cogwheel train that takes you to the mountain resort of Zermatt at the foot of the Matterhorn. Dinner and overnight in Zermatt at a first-class hotel. (B,D)

Day 1 | Zurich – Lucerne – Mt. Titlis – Interlaken Depart Zurich at 8.30 a.m. A short drive takes you to the city of Lucerne where you will visit the Lion Monument and walk over the 14th century wooden bridge. Time at leisure. At noon proceed to the mountain resort of Engelberg. A cable-car ride to the summit of Mount Titlis brings you up into the high alpine region with its glaciers and eternal ice. Enjoy a magnificent ride in the revolving “ROTAIR” gondola. In the afternoon cross the Brunig Pass to the Bernese Oberland and reach the village of Brienz, famous for its woodcarvers. Continue to the holiday resort of Interlaken at the foot of Jungfrau mountain. Overnight in Interlaken at a first-class hotel.

Fribourg

Chur

Brienz Thun

Engelberg 3238 Mt Titlis

Interlaken

Lausanne

St. Moritz

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Martigny

Zermatt 3090 Gornergrat 4478 Matterhorn

Typical Swiss Tour GT04Z Prices from:

Charming Swiss Tour ZC04Z Prices from:

Geneva - Zurich

1275

1514

Zurich - Zurich

1428

1611

Senior 60+

1220

1458

Senior 60+

1372

1555

Departs Geneva, every Wednesday: 1 May - 16 Oct 2013.

Departs Zurich, every Monday 29 Apr - 14 Oct 2013

For pre and post tour accommodation please refer to page 37

For pre and post tour accommodation please refer to page 37

Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation. To qualify for the Senior discount proof of ID is required at time of booking.

Switzerland Holidays

Day 1 | Geneva – Montreux – Zermatt We start with a city tour of Geneva this morning, including the beautiful parks along the lake, the old town with its cathedral, the unique town-hall and the European seat of the United Nations. In the late morning we leave Geneva and drive to Lausanne and Montreux. We pass by Chillon Castle, the 13th century fortress made famous by Lord Byron’s poem. Time for lunch in Montreux. In the afternoon we proceed through the Valais, the valley of the river Rhone with its orchards and vineyards. At Täsch we will board a cogwheel train that takes you to the mountain resort of Zermatt, at the foot of the mighty Matterhorn. Dinner and overnight in Zermatt at a first-class hotel. (D)

Escorted Coach Tours

Couple enjoying the view in Lucerne ©swiss-image.ch

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Left: Lugano; Right: Enjoying a coffee in Zermatt at the base of the Matterhorn

Swiss Panorama TOur Geneva - Zurich | 6 Days - 5 Nights

• Accommodation in first-class hotels*, in rooms with private facilities • Breakfast daily (B) and dinners (D) on days indicated • Touring in deluxe airconditioned coaches • Services of a multilingual tour director • Porterage and baggage handling (1 piece per person) • Service charges, taxes and VAT *Geneva-Carouge: Hotel Ramada Encore - 3 Star +

Tours depart from: Zurich: 8:30 a.m. from Swissotel International Geneva: 8:30 a.m. from Hotel Ramada Encore and 9:00 a.m. from Gare Routiere (bus station) - Place Dorciere, Geneva

Day 1 | Geneva – Montreux – Zermatt Start with a city tour of Geneva this morning. We will show you the beautiful parks along the lake, the old town with its cathedral, the unique town-hall and the European seat of the United Nations. In the late morning we leave Geneva and drive to Lausanne and Montreux. We pass by Chillon Castle, the 13th century fortress made famous by Lord Byron’s poem. In the afternoon we proceed through the Valais, the valley of the river Rhone with its orchards and vineyards. At Täsch we will board a cogwheel train that takes us to the mountain resort of Zermatt at the foot of the mighty Matterhorn. Dinner and overnight at first-class hotel. (D)

All tours are operated on a regular schedule with guaranteed departure dates. Travel by deluxe air-conditioned motor coach on one or more of these scenic spectacular tours, through valleys, lakes and mountains, as you explore the Swiss cantons and enjoy the breathtaking scenery.

Day 2 | Zermatt – Nufenen Pass – Lugano Morning at leisure in Zermatt – admire the quaint old farm houses and barns in their unique style, do some shopping, relax or take an optional cogwheel train up to Gornergrat for a spectacular view of the surrounding snow-covered peaks. After noon board the train to Täsch where your bus is waiting to take you over the breathtaking Nufenen Pass into the Italian speaking part of Switzerland, to the garden city of Lugano. Dinner on your own. Overnight at first-class hotel. (B)

Edelweis

St. Moritz © St. Moritz Tourism

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Day 4 | St. Moritz – Principality of Liechtenstein – Zurich Leave St. Moritz in the morning and cross the Fluela Pass to reach Davos. In the capital of Principality of Liechtenstein, Vaduz, there will be time for lunch and for sightseeing. This tiny country with the mighty castle, which is the home of the present Prince and his family, attracts visitors from all over the world. In the afternoon we will return to Zurich through the Toggenburg region with its picturesque farmhouses. Dinner on your own. Overnight at firstclass hotel. (B)

Zurich © STS swiss-image.ch

Day 3 | Lugano – Lake Como – Maloja Pass – St. Moritz Depart Lugano and drive along the scenic road to Gandria where you will cross the border into Italy. Along the romantic shores of Lake Como via Menaggio to Chiavenna in the lovely u év Breggaglia Valley. In Castasegna we re-enter to Switzerland and start our ascent along the thirteen hairpin bends over the Maloja Pass. Passing by crystal blue Lake Sils and Silvaplana we reach o ma the world-renowned alpine resort of St. Moritz. Dinner and overnight at first-class hotel. (B, D) ne

Switzerland Holidays

All Escorted Coach Tours Price includes:

Day 5 | Zurich – Rapperswil – Boat ride on Lake of Zurich At 10.00a.m. our bus will collect you for a tour that shows you the most interesting sights of Zurich and its surroundings. We start with a city tour of Zurich. Along the Höhenstrasse that offers spectacular views into the Alps, we drive tot tRapperswil, the t town of the roses, where you will see the rose garden, the castle and the deer park on the Lindenhof. Return to Zurich by boat approx. 4 p.m. – return to your hotel. Dinner on your own. Overnight at first-class hotel. (B) . Day 6ub Zurich Breakfast is served at the hotel. Check-out NY individually not later than 11 a.m. (B)

Zürich Rapperswil

LIECHTENSTEIN

Vaduz Aare

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Lausanne

Biasca Chiavenna

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St. Moritz

Airolo

Montreux

Bellinzona

Täsch

St. Moritz © St. Moritz Tourism

Zermatt 4478 Matterhorn

ITALY

Lugano

3090 Gornergrat

Swiss Panorama Tour GP06Z Prices from: Geneva-Zurich

1590

2011

Senior 60+

1521

1942

Departs Geneva, every Wednesday: 1 May - 16 Oct 2013. For pre and post tour accommodation please refer to page 37

Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation. To qualify for the Senior discount proof of ID is required at time of booking.


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Swiss Grand Alpine Tour with Glacier Express

Escorted Coach Tours

Left: La Gruyère’s selection of Cheese, Fruits and Wine; Right: La Gruyère Festival © La Gruyère Tourism

Zurich - Zurich | 6 Days - 5 Nights

Day 3 Geneva – Montreux – Zermatt Start with a city tour of Geneva this morning. You will see the beautiful parks along the lake, the old town with its cathedral, the unique town-hall and the European seat of the United Nations. In the late morning you will leave Geneva and drive to Lausanne and Montreux. You will pass by Chillon Castle, the 13th century fortress made famous by Lord Byron’s poem. In the afternoon proceed through the Valais, the valley of the river Rhone with its orchards and vineyards. At Täsch you will board a cogwheel train that takes you to the mountain resort of Zermatt at the foot of the mighty Matterhorn. Dinner and overnight at first-class hotel. (B,D) Na 4 c Zermatt Day u év Full day at leisure in Zermatt – admire the quaint farm houses and barns in their unique style, do some shopping, relax or take an optional cogwheel train up to Gornergrat for a spectacular view of the surrounding snow-covered peaks. Dinner and overnight at first-class hotel. (B,D)

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Day 2 Interlaken – Bern – Gruyères – Geneva Depart Interlaken in the morning and drive along the beautiful Lake Thun to the Swiss capital, Bern. The city is attractively set on a steep-sided curve of the River Aare and backed by the majestic Alps. A city tour to the Old Town includes the Clock Tower, Kramgasse, and the 15th century Cathedral of St. Vincent. A drive south takes you to the scenic dairy farmlands, to Gruyères. A beautiful hilltop town, preserved against time, which could be the magical setting for fairytales with its impressive, medieval castle. An informative visit to a factory of delicious milk products is a further highlight of your day. Continue your drive to the Vaud Riviera and reach Geneva, the most cosmopolitan city of Switzerland. Dinner on your own. Overnight at superior tourist-class hotel. (B)

Gruyeres © STS swiss-image.ch

Day 5 (unescorted) Zermatt – Glacier Express Train – St. Moritz Today you will travel on the legendary “Glacier Express Train”. You board the train in Zermatt in the morning and a magnificent travelling day is ahead of you. Seated in a comfortable 2nd class compartment, you will pass by breathtaking mountain scenery, snow-covered peaks, meadows with wild flowers and tiny old villages. In the late afternoon you will arrive at the world-renowned mountain resort of St. Moritz. Dinner and overnight at first-class hotel. (B,D) Day 6 St. Moritz – Principality of Liechtenstein – Zurich Depart St. Moritz in the morning and cross the Fluela Pass to reach Davos. In the capital of Principality of Liechtenstein, Vaduz, there will be time for lunch and for sightseeing. t This tiny country ttga with the mighty castle, which is the home of the present Prince and his family, attracts visitors from all over the world. In the afternoon you will return to Zurich through the Toggenburg region with its picturesque farmhouses. Arrival in Da n Zurich ub at approx. 5p.m. (B) As the tour ends late in the day, consider preConstance booking a night in Zurich or other arrangements.

Zürich

Vaduz Lucerne Aare

Landquart

 BERN

Brienz Thun

Engelberg

Davos

3238 Mt Titlis

Interlaken

Gruyères

Lausanne

LIECHTENSTEIN

Andermatt

Glacier Express on the Landwusser viaduct ©Rhaetian Railways

Glacier Express Zermatt - St. Moritz A 7½ hour railway journey across 291 bridges, through 91 tunnels and across the Oberalp Pass at 2’033 metres. The Glacier Express travels a picturesque route between the Graubünden holiday region, the sunny Valais region with its glacier landscape, and the regions of the South. Travel in comfort through the natural beauty of a landscape rich in ancient mountain forests, peaceful alpine meadows, rushing mountain streams and mountain valleys. It was on June 25, 1930 that the Glacier Express started summer operations from Zermatt to St.Moritz, but it was to take more than 50 years before the trains were able to also cross the impassable Furka alpine route in winter. Construction work on the Furka tunnel between Oberwald and b k Realp began in 1973 and services could finally start on 26 June 1982, allowing the Glacier Express to run year-round. Glacier Express ©Rhaetian Railways

St. Moritz

Montreux Visp Rh e ôn

Geneva

Täsch

Martigny 4478 Matterhorn

Zermatt 3090 Gornergrat

Vaduz Castle, Liechtenstein

Zermatt

Swiss Grand Alpine Tour with Glacier Express ZGL6Z Prices from: Zurich - Zurich

2357

2606

Senior 60+

2287

2537

Supplement per person- Upgrade to 1st class Rail: $180 Departs Zurich, every Monday 29 Apr - 14 Oct 2013; Glacier Express tickets in 2nd Class For pre and post tour accommodation please refer to page 37

Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation. To qualify for the Senior discount proof of ID is required at time of booking.

Switzerland Holidays

Day 1 Zurich – Lucerne – Mt. Titlis – Interlaken Depart Zurich at 8.30 a.m. A short drive takes you to the city of Lucerne where we visit the Lion Monument and walk over the 14th century wooden bridge. Time at leisure for shopping and sightseeing. At noon you will proceed to the mountain resort of Engelberg. A cable-car ride to the summit of Mount Titlis brings you up into the high alpine region with its glaciers and eternal ice. Enjoy a magnificent ride in the revolving “ROTAIR” gondola (Take a warm sweater along). In the afternoon we cross Brunig Pass to the Bernese Oberland and reach the village Brienz, where you will see woodcarvers at work. Continue to the holiday resort of Interlaken at the foot of Jungfrau mountain. Dinner on your own. Overnight at first-class hotel.

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Left: Serving racalete cheese; Right: Friends enjoying hot chocolate in the Bernese Oberland © STS swiss-image.ch;

Swiss Splendour Tour with Glacier Express Geneva - Geneva | 7 Days - 6 Nights

Switzerland Holidays

All Escorted Coach Tours Price includes: • Accommodation in first-class hotels*, in rooms with private facilities • Breakfast daily (B) and dinners (D) on days indicated • Touring in deluxe airconditioned coaches • Services of a multilingual tour director • Porterage and baggage handling (1 piece per person) • Service charges, taxes and VAT *Geneva-Carouge: Hotel Ramada Encore - 3 Star +

Tours depart from: Zurich: 8:30 a.m. from Swissotel International Geneva: 8:30 a.m. from Hotel Ramada Encore and 9:00 a.m. from Gare Routiere (bus station) - Place Dorciere, Geneva All tours are operated on a regular schedule with guaranteed departure dates. Travel by deluxe air-conditioned motor coach on one or more of these scenic spectacular tours, through valleys, lakes and mountains, as you explore the Swiss cantons and enjoy the breathtaking scenery. Edelweis

Day 1 | Geneva – Montreux – Zermatt Start with a city tour of Geneva this morning. You’ll see the beautiful parks along the lake, the old town with its cathedral, the unique town-hall and the European seat of the United Nations. In the late morning leave Geneva and drive to Lausanne and Montreux. You will pass Chillon Castle, the 13th century fortress made famous by Lord Byron’s poem. In the afternoon proceed through the Valais, the valley of the river Rhone with its orchards and vineyards. At Täsch board a cogwheel train that takes you to the mountain resort of Zermatt at the foot of the mighty Matterhorn. Dinner and overnight in Zermatt at a first-class hotel. (D) Day 2 | Zermatt Full day at leisure in Zermatt – admire the quaint farm houses and barns in their unique style, do some shopping, relax or take an optional cogwheel train up to Gornergrat for a spectacular view of the surrounding snow-covered peaks. Dinner and overnight in Zermatt at a first-class hotel. (B,D) Day 3 | Zermatt (unescorted) – Glacier Express Train – St. Moritz Today you will travel on the legendary “Glacier Express Train” boarding in Zermatt for a morning departure. A magnificent travelling day is ahead of you. Seated in a comfortable 2nd class compartment, you will pass by breathtaking mountain scenery, snow-covered peaks and tiny old villages. In the late afternoon you will arrive at the world-renowned mountain resort of St. Moritz. Dinner and overnight in St. Moritz at a firstclass hotel. (B,D)

Day 6 | Zurich – Lucerne – Mt. Titlis – Interlaken Depart Zurich at 8:30 a.m. A short drive takes you to the city of Lucerne where you’ll visit the Lion Monument and walk over the 14th century wooden bridge. Time at leisure for shopping and sightseeing. At noon proceed to the mountain resort of Engelberg. A cable-car ride to the summit of Mount Titlis brings you up into the high alpine region. Enjoy a ride in the world’s revolving “ROTAIR” gondola. (Take a warm jumper along.) In the afternoon cross the Brünig Pass to the Bernese Oberland to reach the village of Brienz, where you will see woodcarvers at work. Continue to Interlaken at the foot of Jungfrau mountain. Overnight in Interlaken at a first-class hotel. (B)

Day 7 | Interlaken – Bern – Gruyères – Geneva Depart Interlaken in the morning and drive along the beautiful Lake Thun to the Swiss capital, Berne. The city is set on a steep-sided curve of the River Aare and backed by the majestic Alps. A city tour to the Old Town includes the Clock Tower, Kramgasse, and the 15th century Cathedral of St. Vincent. A drive south takes us to the dairy farmlands, to Gruyères: a beautiful hilltop town, preserved against time with its impressive, medieval castle. An informative visit to a milk products factory is a further highlight of the day. Continue driving to the Vaud Riviera and reach Geneva. Tour ends at approx. 5:30 p.m. (B) As the tour ends late in the day, consider prebooking a night in Geneva or other arrangements.

Gornergrat Railway © STS swiss-image.ch

Zürich Rapperswil

Vaduz

Lucerne Aare

Landquart

 BERN

Brienz Thun

Engelberg

Davos

3238 Mt T tlis

Interlaken

Gruyères

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Day 4 | St. Moritz – Vaduz – Zurich Depart St. Moritz in the morning and cross the Fluela Pass to reach Davos. In the capital of the Principality of Liechtenstein, Vaduz, there will be time for lunch and for sightseeing. This tiny country with the mighty castle, which is the home of the present Prince and his family, attracts visitors from all over the world. In the afternoon travel to Zurich through the Toggenburg region with its picturesque farmhouses. Overnight in Zurich at a first-class hotel. (B)

Day 5 | Zurich – Rapperswil – Boat ride on Lake Zurich At 10 a.m. the bus will collect you for a tour that shows you the most interesting sights of Zurich and its surroundings starting with a city tour of Zurich. Along the Höhenstrasse that offers spectacular views into the Alps, you will drive to Rapperswil, the town of the roses, where you will see the rose garden, the castle and the deer park at the Lindenhof. Return to Zurich by boat approx. 4 p.m. – return to your hotel. Overnight in Zurich at a firstclass hotel. (B)

Martigny

Täsch Zermatt 3090 Gornerg at 4478 Matterhorn

Swiss Splendour Tour with Glacier Express GGL7G Prices from: Geneva - Geneva

2185

2649

Senior 60+

2115

2580

Supplement per person- Upgrade to 1st class Rail: $180 Departs Geneva, every Wednesday 1 May - 9 Oct 2013. Glacier Express tickets in 2nd Class. For pre and post tour accommodation please refer to page 37

Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuations. To qualify for the Senior discount proof of ID is required at time of booking.


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Swiss Grand Alpine Tour with Jungfraujoch

Escorted Coach Tours

Left: Water Jet, Geneva; Right: Ice-carved eagles at the Ice Palace © Jungfraubahn Tourism

Zurich - Zurich | 7 Days - 6 Nights

Day 2 | Interlaken Today is at your leisure. Interlaken is located between the lakes of Thun and Brienz, at the foot of the towering trio of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. A perfect place to relax, or to do some sightseeing and shopping along the Höhenstrasse, the boulevard street in Interlaken with nice restaurants and elegant fashion. Dinner on your own. Overnight at first-class hotel. (B) Day 3 |

Day 4 | Geneva – Montreux – Zermatt Start with a city tour of Geneva this morning. You will see the beautiful parks along the lake, the old town with its cathedral, the unique town-hall and the European seat of the United Nations. In the late morning depart Geneva and drive to Lausanne and Montreux. You will pass by Chillon Castle, the 13th century fortress made famous by Lord Byron’s poem. In the afternoon proceed through the Valais, the valley of the river Rhone with its orchards and vineyards. At Täsch board a cogwheel train that takes you to the mountain resort of Zermatt at the foot of the mighty Matterhorn. Dinner and overnight at first-class hotel. (B,D) Day 5 | Zermatt – Nufenen Pass – Lugano Morning at leisure in Zermatt – admire the quaint old farm houses and barns in their unique style, do some shopping, relax or take an optional cogwheel train up to Gornergrat for views of the surrounding snow-covered peaks. Afternoon board the train to Täsch where your bus is waiting to take you over the breathtaking Nufenen Pass into the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland, to the city of Lugano. Dinner on your own. Overnight at first-class hotel. (B)

Day 6 | Lugano – Lake Como – Maloja Pass – St. Moritz Depart Lugano and drive along the scenic road to Gandria where you cross the border into Italy. Along the romantic shores of Lake Como, pass by Menaggio and reach Chiavenna in the lovely Breggaglia Valley. In Castasegna we re-enter Switzerland and drive through thirteen hairpin bends over the Maloja Pass. Passing by crystal blue Lake Sils and Silvaplana reach the world renowned mountain resort of St. Moritz in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at first-class hotel. (B, D) Day 7 | St. Moritz – Principality of Liechtenstein – Zurich Depart St. Moritz in the morning and cross the Fluela Pass to reach Davos. In the capital of Principality of Liechtenstein, Vaduz, there will be time for lunch and for sightseeing. This tiny country with the castle, which is the home of the present Prince and his family, attracts visitors from all over the world. In the afternoon return to Zurich through the Toggenburg region with its quaint farmhouses. Arrival in Zurich at approx. 5 pm. (B)

The Princely House of Liechtenstein is one of the oldest noble families in Europe and a very successful entrepreneurial family. The Princely Art Collections are among the most important private art collections in the world and encompass major works of European art over four centuries. Vaduz Castle is the residence of the Princely Family. Visible from far away and yet close enough to touch, the famous landmark is perched on a rocky terrace above Vaduz, accessible by a romantic footpath. If the blue-red flag with the golden crown flies above the Castle, the Prince is at home. See Vaduz for it’s culture, gastronomy, the beautiful outdoors, festivals and unique way of life. A one-night stop just doesn’t do Liechtenstein’s many attractions justice!

As the tour ends late in the day, consider prebooking a night in Zurich or other arrangements.

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Depart Interlaken in the early morning and drive along Lake Thun to the Swiss capital Berne. The city is set on a steep-sided curve of the River Aare and backed by the majestic Alps. A city tour to the Old Town includes the Clock Tower, Kramgasse, and the 15th century Cathedral of St. Vincent. A drive south takes us to the scenic dairy farmlands, to Gruyères. A hilltop town, preserved against time, which could be the magical setting for fairytales with its medieval castle. An informative visit to a factory of milk products is a further highlight of our day. We continue our drive to the Vaud Riviera and reach Geneva. Dinner on your own. Overnight at superior tourist-class hotel. (B)

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Swiss Grand Alpine Tour with Jungfraujoch IA07Z Prices from: Zurich - Zurich

2325

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Departs Zurich: 5, 19 May | 2, 16, 30 Jun | 14, 28 Jul | 11,25 Aug | 8, 22 Sep 2013 For pre and post tour accommodation please refer to page 37

Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation. To qualify for the Senior discount proof of ID is required at time of booking.

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Day 1 | Zurich – Jungfraujoch – Interlaken Depart Zurich at 8.00 a.m. for a guided tour to the magnificent alpine world of the Bernese Oberland. In Lauterbrunnen, board the cogwheel train for a mountain train trip via Kleine Scheidegg at the foot of the famous Eiger North Face, to Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe at 3,454m / 11,333ft – Europe’s highest railway station! Today’s highlights include the Ice Palace, the Sphinx Observation Hall overlooking the Aletsch Glacier (Switzerland’s largest glacier) and the snow-capped peaks of the neighbouring countries. In the late afternoon check-in to your hotel in Interlaken. Dinner on your own. Overnight at first-class hotel.


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Left-to-right: Trychel (cowbell) procession in Gruyères © La Gruyères tourism; Gruyères Castle © STS swiss-image.ch;

SCENIC SWISS TOUR

Zurich - Zurich | 8 Days - 7 Nights

Day 3 | Geneva – Montreux – Zermatt Start the day with a city-tour of Geneva the European seat of the United Nations. In the late morning leave Geneva and drive to Lausanne and Montreux. Pass by Chillon Castle, the 13th century fortress made famous by Lord Byron’s poem and proceed through the Valais, the valley of the river Rhone. At Täsch board a train that takes you to Zermatt, at the foot of the Matterhorn. Dinner & overnight at a first-class hotel. (B,D)

• Accommodation in first-class hotels*, in rooms with private facilities • Breakfast daily (B) and dinners (D) on days indicated • Touring in deluxe airconditioned coaches • Services of a multilingual tour director • Porterage and baggage handling (1 piece per person) • Service charges, taxes and VAT Chillon Castle © STS swiss-image.ch

*Geneva-Carouge: Hotel Ramada Encore - 3 Star +

Tours depart from: Zurich: 8:30 a.m. from Swissotel International Geneva: 8:30 a.m. from Hotel Ramada Encore and 9:00 a.m. from Gare Routiere (bus station) - Place Dorciere, Geneva

All tours are operated on a regular schedule with guaranteed departure dates. Travel by deluxe air-conditioned motor coach on one or more of these scenic spectacular tours, through valleys, lakes and mountains, as you explore the Swiss cantons and enjoy the breathtaking scenery. Edelweis

Day 1 | Zurich – Lucerne – Mt. Titlis – Interlaken Leave Zurich at 8.30 a.m. A short drive takes you to the city of Lucerne to visit the Lion Monument and walk over the 14th century wooden bridge, time at leisure for shopping and sightseeing. At noon proceed to the mountain resort of Engelberg. A cable-car ride to the summit of Mount Titlis brings you up into the high alpine region with its glaciers and eternal ice. Enjoy a magnificent ride in the world’s innovative revolving “ROTAIR” gondola. In the afternoon, cross Brunig Pass to the Bernese Oberland and reach Brienz village to see woodcarvers at work. Continue to the holiday resort of Interlaken at the foot of Jungfrau mountain. Overnight at a first-class hotel.

Day 5 | Lugano – Lake Como – Maloja Pass – St. Moritz Nancy Lugano and drive Str along bourg Depart the un e scenic road to Gandria where you cross the border into Italy. Travel along the shores of Lake Como via Menaggio to Chiavenna in the Breggaglia Valley. Reenter Switzerland at Castasegna and start the ascent along the 13 hairpin bends over the Maloja Pass. Pass by Lake Sils and Silvaplana to reach St. Moritz. Overnight at a first-class hotel in St. Moritz. (B,D)

Day 6 | St. Moritz – Vaduz – Zurich Leave St. Moritz in the morning and cross the Fluela Pass to reach Davos. In the capital of Principality of Liechtenstein, Vaduz, there will be time for lunch and sightseeing. Liechtenstein is the fourth smallest country in Europe, after the Vatican City, Monaco and San Marino. Vaduz is believed to have been founded in the thirteenth century by the Count of Werdenberg. Return to Zurich in the afternoon, passing through the Toggenburg region with its picturesque farmhouses. Overnight at a first-class hotel. (B) Day 7 | Rapperswil – Boatride on Lake Zurich At 10 a m. your bus will collect you for a tour of the interesting sights of Zurich and its surroundings. Start with a city-tour of Zurich. Drive along the Höhenstrasse, with its spectacular views into the Alps, before arriving in Rapperswil. The tgar main sights of Rapperswil are its roses, the castle, the reconstructed wooden bridge to Hurden with its bridge chapel, a Capuchin monastery, and the deer park on the Lindenhof. Return to Zurich by boat approx. 4 p.m. - return to your hotel. Dinner on-your-own. Overnight at a first-class hotel. (B) Day 8 | Tour ends Lak Your tour ends after breakfast at your hotel. (B) Zürich Rapperswil

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Day 2 | Interlaken – Bern – Gruyères – Geneva Depart Interlaken in the morning and drive along the beautiful Lake Thun to the Swiss capital - Berne. The city is set on a steepsided curve of the River Aare and backed by the majestic Alps. A city tour of the Old Town includes the Clock Tower, Kramgasse, and the 15th century Cathedral of St. Vincent. Drive south to the scenic dairy farmlands of Gruyères. A beautiful hilltop town, preserved against time, which could be the magical setting for fairytales with its impressive, medieval Castle. An informative visit to a milk products factory is a further highlight of the day. Continue to the Vaud Riviera and reach Geneva, the most cosmopolitan city of Switzerland. Overnight at superior tourist-class hotel. (B)

Day 4 | Zermatt – Nufenen Pass – Lugano Morning at leisure in Zermatt. Take an optional cogwheel train up to Gornergrat for a view of the surrounding peaks. Afternoon board the train to Täsch where your bus is waiting to take you over the breathtaking Nufenen Pass into the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland, Lugano. Overnight at a first-class hotel. (B)

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All Escorted Coach Tours Price includes:

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Scenic Swiss Tour ZS08Z Prices from: Zurich - Zurich

2336

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Departs Zurich every Monday: 29 Apr - 14 Oct 2013 For pre and post tour accommodation please refer to page 37.

Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation. To qualify for the Senior discount proof of ID is required at time of booking.


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Pre and Post COACH Tour ACCOMMODATION Stay in Zurich or Geneva before or after your tour

As most of our coach tours depart early and arrive at your destination late in the day, please ensure that you have booked pre and post tour accommodation before you depart Australia.

Pre & Post COACH Tour ACCOMMODATION

Left: Zurich on the Banks of River Limmat, Right: Geneva © STS swiss-image.ch

Pre/Post Tour Accommodation Prices from:

Hotel Ramada Encore Geneva - Carouge Approximately 3km from City Centre

Swissotel International Zurich 

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Note: The hotels above are sold in conjunction with coach tours only.

Ramada Encore Geneva-Carouge +

Swissôtel Zurich is a first-class superior hotel that boasts a prime location within business, cultural, shopping and entertainment areas; ideally located between Zurich Airport and Zurich City.

The Ramada Encore Geneva is the largest 3+-star hotel in the city. It is ideally located between Geneva Stadium and Praille Shopping Centre. 154 air-conditioned rooms, connections: computer and internet via fibre optics. Reception 24/7, covered car parking.

The 347 non-smoking rooms and suites reflect a contemporary and sophisticated style, featuring panoramic views of Zurich and the snow capped Swiss Alps. Swissotel International Zurich-Oerlikon, Exterior

Ramada Encore Geneva-Carouge, Exterior

Map & Directions From Zurich Airport to Zurich-Oerlikon: 7 min by train S2 / S16 / IR; OR From Zurich Main Station to Zurich-Oerlikon: 7 min by train S2/ S5/ S6/ S8/ S14/ S16 / IR;

Map & Directions From Geneva Airport to Geneva-Carouge: 25 min by taxi; average price CHF 45 From Geneva-Cornavin Main Station to Geneva-Carouge: 15 min by taxi; average price CHF 30

Costing for either journey One way ticket average price CHF 6.20 15 min by taxi; average price CHF 30 From Zurich-Oerlikon train station: 1 min walk to hotel Swissotel International Zurich-Oerlikon, Dining room

Approximately 3km from City Centre

Swissotel International Zurich-Oerlikon, Room

Ramada Encore Geneva-Carouge, Room

To allow you to move easily, use public transport. Opposite the hotel use the Transports Publics Genevois (TPG). Several lines use the Stade de Geneva stop. Ramada Encore Geneva-Carouge, Dining room

Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation. Hotel room photographs may not be specific to the actual room occupied .

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Swissotel International Zurich -Oerlikon


38 Cities & Towns of Switzerland Cities & Towns of Switzerland

City Stays, Accommodation & Sightseeing Options for Switzerland Price includes: • Accommodation with private facilities • Breakfast daily • Service charges, taxes and VAT • Child rates on application Prices from

as advertised

Key to Accommodation Symbols Air-conditioned rooms Facilities for disabled persons Located close to a railway station Located within 1.5 km of the Old Town

per person per night, low season, twin share

Visit the Ballenberg Museum for a vivid impression of rural life in days gone by.

BASEL / Bern / Brienz / Brig

Accommodation options for Basel, Bern, Brienz and Brig

Basel | Victoria  Traditional hotel with many modern comforts located next to the Basel rail station. 107 rooms are equipped with private facilities, phone, Internet access. Prices from

$171

per person per night, low season, twin share

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Basel Town Hall © Basel Tourism

Basel | Basilisk  Family-run for three generations. The hotel has 56 rooms with private facilities. It is 100 metres away from the Claraplatz. The Old Town of Basel is reached by ferry. Prices from

$116

per person per night, low season, twin share

Bern city festival © Bern Tourism

BERN | KREUZ  Centrally-located in the historic Old Town of Bern. Major attractions of Bern are nearby. All rooms include cable TV, direct-dial phone, Internet connection. Prices from

$123

per person per night, low season, twin share

Chocolatier shop in Bern © Bern Tourism

Brienz | BRIENZERBURLI  The traditional and cosy familyhotel with modern comforts where everyone feels at home. The hotel is situated in the old part of the village. Prices from

$110

per person per night, low season, twin share

Brienz © www.swiss-image.ch

BriG | Ambassador  This small, family-owned hotel enjoys a quiet and central location, 200m from the train station. 31 rooms combine a traditional ambience with modern comfort. Prices from

$94

Brig © www.swiss-image.ch

Prices are per person, per night in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation. Hotel room photographs may not be specific to the actual room occupied.

per person per night, low season, twin share

Brienz © www.swiss-image.ch


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Chur / Engelberg

Accommodation options for Chur and Engelberg

Cities & Towns of Switzerland

Engelberg © Mt. Titlis Tourism

CHUR | Romantik Stern  For 300 years this leading hotel in Chur has offered the very best of Swiss hospitality in a cosy, romantic setting for the discerning traveller. Prices from

$142

per person per night, low season, twin share

Chur © www.swiss-image.ch

CHUR | ABC 

Prices from

$145

per person per night, low season, twin share

H.R. Giger Sculpture, Graubünden Museum ©Chur TB

CHUR | Comfort hotel Post  Located in the pedestrian zone of the Old Town, the hotel is only a short walk from Chur Train Station. All 42 rooms with private facilities feature cable TV, safe with hairdryer. Prices from

$115

per person per night, low season, twin share

Davos © www.swiss-image.ch

ENGELBERG | RAMADA-TREFF Hotel REGINA TITLIS  This hotel is situated in the centre of Engelberg with 96 rooms & 32 apartments. Rooms include mini-bar, television, W-LAN, safe, hairdryer & balcony. Prices from

$141

per person per night, low season, twin share

Engelberg in winter © Engelberg Tourism

ENGELBERG | Crystal  With a luxurious and informal ambience, tastefully decorated rooms, a harmonious interior and attentive service this hotel is the perfect for an unforgettable holiday! Prices from

$102

per person per night, low season, twin share

Engelberg © www.swiss-image.ch

Engelberg © www.swiss-image.ch

Prices are per person, per night in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation. Hotel room photographs may not be specific to the actual room occupied.

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Centrally-located, homely yet high class fashion. 44 comfortable rooms, hotel facilities include breakfast room, steam bath, sauna, exercise room and parking.


Geneva

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Left-to-right: Enjoying a coffee in the Old Town of Geneva; United Nations building, Geneva; Watching a paddle-steamer depart near the Jet d’Eau © www.swiss-image.ch

Geneva

Geneva Airport  Accommodation near Geneva Airport

Accommodation options for Geneva

Geneva Airport 

Geneva | Strasbourg 

NH Geneva Airport

Centrally-located, close to Cornavin Railway Station. 51 rooms with private facilities, minibar, hairdryer, telephone and TV.

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$117

per person per night, low season, twin share

Geneva | Cristal  2km from airport and railway station. 189 rooms with private facilities, minibar, phone, TV. Restaurant, bar, and parking. Prices from

$142

Situated in the heart of the city of Geneva. 78 non-smoking, modern rooms with individual air-conditioning and soundproofed windows. Free Wi-fi.

Geneva Airport 

$111

Prices from

per person per night, low season, twin share

per person per night, low season, twin share

Geneva | Cornavin 

Express by Holiday Inn Airport 

Located downtown, close to the shopping district. 164 rooms including 4 panoramic junior suites. The hotel has a fitness centre with sauna. Prices from

$129

per person per night, low season, twin share

Geneva | Royal Manotel  Close to the Geneva Train Station and the Old Town. 202 elegant rooms featuring rich fabrics and high-quality beds. Tea and coffee making facilities.

This newly-built hotel, fully airconditioned is situated next to the airport, minutes away from the exhibition centres Geneva Palexpo. Prices from

$133

$179

Prices from

per person per night, low season, twin share

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Lake Geneva Region

Left-to-right: Balloon Festival; Lausanne, Lavaux Region © Office du Tourisme du Canton de Vaud

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Château d Oex Alpes Vaudoises © Office du Tourisme du Canton de Vaud

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Relax at the Golf Hôtel René Capt In Montreux 3 Days - 2 Nights

Golf Hôtel René Capt 

See more Montreux packages on page 52

Price includes: • 2 nights accommodation at 4-star Golf Hôtel René Capt in either mountain view or lake view room with private facilities • Breakfast daily • One 4-course dinner per person served at the hotel’s restaurant with a bottle of mineral water and a bottle of local wine • Entry ticket and return bus transfer to Chillon Castle per person • Service charges, taxes and resort tax

Standard room, Hotel René Capt

Individual Night Rates at the Golf Hôtel René Capt which include:

• Breakfast • Service charges, taxes & resort tax Standard room, Hotel René Capt,

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Golf Hôtel René Capt - Nightly Rates Prices from: 385 488

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Prices are per person, per night in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation. Hotel room photographs may not be specific to the actual room occupied.

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Enjoying wine in the Lavaux Region © Office du Tourisme du Canton de Vaud


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Left: Cafe in Lausanne, Right: Olympic Museum statues, Lausanne © swiss-image.ch;

Lausanne

Accommodation options for Lausanne

Lausanne | A la Gare  Located in central Lausanne, in a pedestrian zone between Lake Geneva and the Old Town. 45 rooms with private facilities & internet access. Prices from

$116

per person per night, low season, twin share

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Above & below: Images of Lausanne © swiss-image.ch

Lausanne | Au Lac  Close to the city centre and railway station, 84 rooms with private facilities, hair dryer, radio, minibar, safe and satellite-TV. Prices from

$125

per person per night, low season, twin share

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Accommodation options for Minotel properties

The majority of Minotel’s hotels are family-owned and operated, offering two to four star hotels that are rich in local character. They offer comfortable rooms and a dedicated service, at a moderate price. The hotel restaurants feature traditional or creative cuisine with local or international specialities in an authentic setting. To ensure that Minotel’s high standards are consistently maintained, each property is regularly visited by the Minotel “Mystery Men” experts, who assess and report on every facet of the hotel experience.

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Lugano View of Lugano © Lugano Tourism

LUGANO

Accommodation options for Lugano

lugano | Continental Parkhotel 

lugano | Grand Eden 

The hotel offers a wide range of room categories. Hotel re-opened May 2010 with 22 new rooms and the installation of 2 new lifts Prices from

$123

per person per night, low season, twin share

lugano | International Au Lac 

Prices from

$163

per person per night, low season, twin share

Blend of Swiss efficiency & Italian charm, situated next to Lake Lugano, minutes from the heart of town. 115 guestrooms in Italian design with modern facilities.

lugano | Lugano Dante Centre 

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$176

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Prices are per person, per night in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation. Hotel room photographs may not be specific to the actual room occupied.

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With over 100 years of family tradition, this hotel is a perfect place to stay in Lugano. All rooms have private facilities, colour TV and direct dial telephone.


Interlaken

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Left: Hotel Carlton Europe, Exterior; Right: Hotel Du Nord, Exterior View

Interlaken at THE Carlton-Europe

Interlaken at THE Du Nord

Hotel Carlton-Europe 

Hotel Du Nord 

3 Days - 2 Nights

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Hotel Carlton-Europe, Bedroom

Central location, 200m from Interlaken East station at the quiet end of Interlaken’s famous high street, Höheweg. 75 uniquely-furnished rooms with private facilities, radio, TV, telephone, hairdryer and wireless internet connection.

Price includes: • 2 nights accommodation at 3-star Hotel Carlton-Europe in a room with private facilities • Free parking • Welcome drink on arrival • Breakfast daily • One 3-course dinner per person including beverages (1 glass of house wine or beer / coffee & mineral water) served at the hotel’s restaurant • Buffet afternoon tea each day • Souvenir gift on departure (1 per room) • Interlaken Visitors Tax • Service charges, taxes and VAT

Hotel Carlton-Europe, Exterior View

Interlaken at the Carlton-Europe INT48-00MOD Prices from:

3 Days - 2 Nights

Price includes:

Hotel Du Nord, Bedroom

• 2 nights accommodation at 4-star Hotel Du Nord in a Deluxe Jungfrau view room with private facilities • Breakfast daily • Welcome drink • One 5-course dinner per person at the Hotel Interlaken (beverages not included) • A romantic (30 mins) horsedrawn carriage-ride • Service charges, taxes and VAT

Centrally-located and only a five minute walk to the town centre, “Interlaken Ost” Railway Station, and to hop on the Lake Brienz cruises. The rooms have recently been renovated and offer private facilities, hairdryer, cable-TV, phone, Internet connection.

Hotel Du Nord, External View

Interlaken at the Du Nord DUN48-00INT Prices from: Seasons

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Hotel Du Nord, Bedroom

Triple rates available on application Hotel Carlton-Europe, Lobby

Individual Night Rates at Hotel Carlton-Europe include:

Individual Night Rates at Hotel Du Nord include:

• Breakfast daily • Free parking • Service charges, taxes and VAT

• Breakfast daily • Service charges, taxes and VAT

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Child policy, when sharing with two adults: STD= Standard; DLX= Deluxe 0-5yrs - free of charge. 6-15yrs - 50% off adult rate. 16yrs - 30% off adult rate.

Interlaken

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Interlaken Left: Alpenhorn performance in Interlaken, Right: Aerial shot of Interlaken

Interlaken

Accommodation options for Interlaken

interlaken | City Oberland + Superior 191 rooms with private facilities and pay-TV, located in the heart of Interlaken. 5 minutes walk from Interlaken-West Railway Station.

$97

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60 rooms with bath or shower, cable TV with remote, direct-dial telephone, radio, alarm clock and mini-bar.

$149

Prices from

per person per night, low season, twin share

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interlaken | KREBS  Centrally-located, close to the Interlaken West Train Station. 44 rooms are modernly furnished with private facilities. Restaurant.

$158

Prices from

per person per night, low season, twin share

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Mountain Experiences

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UR Grindelwald | Derby + Traditional hotel located near the station for trips to Jungfraujoch. 70 rooms with private facilities. Restaurant, bar, fitness room, sauna and solarium.

Grindelwald Wengen 3970 Eiger Mürren Mönch 4107 2970 Jungfraujoch Schilthorn 4158 Jungfrau

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$132

per person per night, low season, twin share

Grindelwald | Eiger  Charming hotel in the heart of Grindelwald, offering superb glacier views. 50 rooms with private facilities, flat-screen TV, radio, safe, minibar and coffee/tea making facilities. Prices from

$150

per person per night, low season, twin share

The First, Grindelwald

Grindelwald | Kreuz & Post  Centrally-located, opposite the Grindelwald Train Station. 42 rooms with private facilities, radio, telephone, minibar and hair dryer. Prices from

$156

per person per night, low season, twin share

Hiking in the Bernese Oberland, near Grindelwald

Lauterbrunnen | Silberhorn  This hotel is situated off Lauterbrunn’s main street, only 150 metres from the train station. 35 rooms feature solid wooden furniture and private facilities. Free Wi-Fi. Prices on request Lauterbrunnen

WENGEN | Victoria-Lauberhorn  Situated in car-free Wengen, this hotel is modern and stylish in design. Rooms with private facilities, radio, TV, telephone, hairdryer and safe. Prices from Above and below: Images of Wengen

$94

per person per night, low season, twin share

Wengen

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Mürren Left-to-right: Images of Mürren

Mürren - Exploring the Valley of the Waterfalls 4 Days / 3 Nights

Jungfrau Mürren 

Price includes: • 3 nights accommodation at Hotel Jungfrau with private facilities • Breakfast daily • Three 4-course dinners per person at the Hotel (beverages not included) • Free entrance to the swimming pool and jacuzzi • Access to numerous hiking maps and itineraries • Porterage of luggage (one piece per person) • Service charges, taxes and VAT

The Hotel Jungfrau is situated in the carfree village of Mürren. The train station is a 10 minute walk. 30 rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, TV, radio and direct call telephone. Wi-Fi access. South-facing rooms have balconies and offer superb mountain views! Waterfalls near Mürren

Murren - Exploring the Valley of the Waterfalls Prices from: 7 Jun - 5 Oct 2013

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Mürren | Alpenruh  Located in car-free resort, Mürren, this chalet-style hotel offers great views. 26 rooms are equipped with private facilities, telephone, TV, minibar and cable TV. Prices from

$123

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Mürren | Eiger 

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Lauterbrunnen is situated in one of the most-impressive trough valleys in the Alps, between gigantic rock faces and mountain peaks! With its 72 thundering waterfalls, secluded valleys, colourful alpine meadows and lonely mountain inns, the Lauterbrunnen Valley is one of the biggest nature conservation areas in Switzerland. The very name ‘Lauter Brunnen’ (‘many fountains’) suggests the magnificence of this landscape. There are 72 waterfalls in the Lauterbrunnen Valley, the most famous being the Staubbach Falls. Plunging almost 300 metres from an overhanging rock face, they are one of the highest free-falling waterfalls in Europe! In 1779, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe visited the valley, and was inspired by the roaring waters to write his well-known poem ‘Spirit Song over the Waters’ Another natural phenomenon is the Trümmelbach Falls in the ‘Black Monk’ mountain, hidden behind mighty rock faces. Up to 20,000 litres of water per second cascade over the ten glacier falls from a total height of about 200 metres.

Family-run since 1886, located opposite the Mürren Train Station. 47 rooms with private facilities, direct-dial telephone, TV and minibar. Wi-Fi access. Prices from

Lauterbrunnen Valley

Lauterbrunnen Valley Bernese Oberland

per person per night, low season, twin share

Mürren in summer

Mürren in winter

Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation.

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Hotel Jungfrau, Mürren


Lucerne

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Lucerne Water Bridge © STS swiss-image.ch

Lucerne at THE Waldstätterhof

Lucerne at THE Wilden Mann

Hotel WaldstätterhoF 

Hotel Wilden Mann 

3 Days - 2 Nights

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Hotel Waldstätterhof, Standard room

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3 Days - 2 Nights

Price includes:

• 2 nights accommodation at 3-star Hotel Waldstätterhof in a superior room with private facilities and breakfast daily • Fruit plate delivered to your room on arrival • One 3-course dinner (excludes beverages) served at the hotel’s restaurant per person • Tea & coffee making facilities • Service charges, taxes and VAT

Located close to the City Centre, 60km from the Zurich Airport, just a few metres from the station. 80 rooms, all with private facilities, tea & coffee making facilities, phone, TV and alarm clock.

Hotel located in the picturesque Old Town. Individually decorated rooms with a traditional feel, linked with modern comfort, combines with the outstanding cuisine of its restaurants to create a home-awayfrom-home atmosphere.

• 2 nights accommodation at 4-star Hotel Wilden Mann in a superior room with private facilities & breakfast daily • Pre-dinner welcome drink • One 3-course dinner with starter, main course and dessert plus glass of house wine per person served at the hotel’s restaurant • 2 hour boat cruise on Lake Lucerne • Service charges, taxes and VAT

Hotel Waldstätterhof, Exterior

Lucerne at the Waldstätterhof Prices from:

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Hotel Wilden Mann, Facade of hotel

Hotel Wilden Mann, Room

Superior Room

Lucerne at the Wildermann Prices from: 1 Jan - 30 Apr 13

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Triple room & junior suite rates on application Swiss Transport Museum, Lucerne

Lucerne Water Bridge © STS swiss-image.ch

Swiss Transport Museum - Lucerne The past, present and future of transport and mobility on land, sea and in the air; the principles of (tele-) communication – these are the main themes of the Swiss Museum of Transport. More than 3,000 displays covering approximately 20,000m2 testify to a moving history & heralds future challenges in transport & communication.

Prices are per person, per night in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation. Hotel room photographs may not be specific to the actual room occupied.


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Lucerne in style

Lucerne | Des Alpes 

Lucerne | Palace Luzern  Rates on Application

Accommodation options for Lucerne

Luxury options for Lucerne

Located in the heart of the historic pedestrian zone, the hotel has rooms with great views of the city. It is close to restaurants, shopping and sightseeing.

$92

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per person per night, low season, twin share

Lucerne | Ameron Flora 

Prices from

$115

Located on the banks of Lake Lucerne, this hotel offers stylish rooms and upto-date facilities behind its historic facade. 136 rooms and suites are either classical or contemporary in style and are equipped with modern facilities such as Wireless LAN, telephone and Voice Mail.

per person per night, low season, twin share

Lucerne | DES BALANCES  All rooms are decorated in understated elegance and equipped with private facilities, minibar, radio, cable TV, W-LAN and high-speed Internet access. Prices from

$241

per person per night, low season, twin share

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Lucerne | ART Deco Hotel Montana  Modern Art Deco style hotel, minutes from both the Old Town and the rail station. 65 rooms some with views of Lake Lucerne. Private facilities, phone and TV. Prices From Standard HILL SIDE

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Day Tours From Lucerne

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Left-to-right: View of Lucerne from Mt. Pilatus; Take the steepest cogwheel train in the world to Mount Pilatus at 2132m © Luzern Tourism

Day Tours From Lucerne

Independent Day Excursions by rail

Day tour options departing from Lucerne by coach

Independent rail excursions from Lucerne

Mount Rigi Take the public train to ArthGoldau. From Mt. Rigi Railway Station continue further on by cogwheel train up to Mt. Rigi (1800m). From the summit you can have a breath-taking 360 degrees panoramic view of the Alps, looking out over 13 lakes and across all central Switzerland to as far as Germany and France. The mountain boasts more than 100 kilometres of hiking paths and footpaths. Late afternoon descend from Mt. Rigi by cogwheel train to Rigi Kaltbad and further by aerial cable-car to Weggis (or continue by cogwheel train to Vitznau) from where you board the boat and enjoy a cruise back to Lucerne.

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Eiger - Jungfrau Glacier Panorama View Mount Titlis Glacier Paradise An adventure excursion to the highest vantage point in Central Switzerland. A ride in a deluxe motorcoach takes you to the mountain resort of Engelberg in Central Switzerland, where you will board the aerial cableway for a 45-minute journey from the green valley bottom to the high alpine glacier region at 3020m/10000ft which guarantees snow the whole year round! Enjoy a magnificent ride in the world’s first ever revolving ‘ROTAIR’ gondola, which offers a 360° panoramic view into the Alps. Visit the Ice Grotto and experience the ‘Ice Flyer’ - chair lift ride over the glacier with fantastic views into crevasses and ice falls. After the descent to Engelberg, board the coach and return to Lucerne. Mount Titlis - Glacier Paradise Adult Child

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This excursion starts with a ride in a modern deluxe-coach on scenic routes to an enchanting alpine world of the Bernese Oberland. After a short interlude in Interlaken reach Lauterbrunnen where you board the Wengernalp Rack Railway for a 45-minute trip up through alpine meadows and forests to the village of Wengen, and then further on up to Kleine Scheidegg (2061m / 6762ft). Here you will find yourself in front of the most magnificent mountain backdrop of Mt Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. Time for lunch (own expense), relax or do some hiking on the well-signed trails for all levels of competence. The unaccompanied trip back down to the valley follows the north-west slopes of the Eiger to the famous resort of Grindelwald. (During winter the tour is fully-guided down to Grindelwald). Return to Lucerne. Eiger - Jungfrau Glacier Panorama View

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Summer: Departs Lucerne, Wed-Sun 9:30 a.m. (1 Apr - 30 Nov 13) Winter: Departs Lucerne, Fri-Sun 9:30 a.m. (1 Dec 13 - 31 Mar 14)

Mt Pilatus: Golden Round Trip Visit Mt. Pilatus during the Summer Season (15 May - 20 Oct)

From Lucerne board the boat to Alpnachstad and then take the steepest cogwheel train in the world up to Mount Pilatus at 2132m. On the return journey take the cable car/gondola down to Kriens and further by bus back to Lucerne.

Interlaken - Grindelwald This guided coach-tour takes you on scenic routes to Interlaken at the foot of the snow-covered Alps of the Bernese Oberland. After some time at leisure in Interlaken, the coach takes you to the well-known holiday resort of Grindelwald, which is referred to as the ‘Glacier Village’. Time to explore this region on-yourown. An optional cable car ride (operates only 29May-24Oct) to the sunny terrace of ‘Mt. First’ at 2168m is recommended for a breathtaking panorama of the Bernese Alps. Return to Lucerne late afternoon. Interlaken - Grindelwald

Duration: 9½ hours Summer: Departs Lucerne, Wed-Sun 9:30 a m. (1 Apr - 30 Nov 13) Winter: Departs Lucerne, Fri-Sun 9:30 a m. (1 Dec 13 - 31 Mar 14)

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Golden Round Trip Mt. Pilatus Summer - 15 May - 20 Oct 13

Mount Pilatus by bus plus gondola via Kriens Mt. Pilatus Winter - 9 Nov 13 - 31 Mar 14

Mount Rigi - Including boat to Vitznau plus cogwheel train 1 Apr 13 - 31 Mar 14

Mount Titlis - Ice Flyer Chair lift to Titlis Glacier Park 1 Apr - 3 Nov 13, 16 Nov 13 - 31 Mar 14

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Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation. All escorted coach tours have meeting point at Frankenstrasse (next to McDonalds) opposite Tourist Information Lucerne. Children in the age group of 6 - 15 years pay half price. Contact Holidays On Location for further information about travelling with a Swiss card.


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Independent Day Excursions by rail

Independent rail excursions from Interlaken, Montreux, St. Moritz and Zermatt

Schilthorn

Rail excursions departing Interlaken Prices from

Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe 1 Apr - 6 Oct 13, 26 Oct 13 - 31 Mar 14

Schilthorn (via Stechelberg) James Bond Mountain Valid 1-22Apr 13, 27Apr - 10 Nov 13, 7 Dec 13 - 31 Mar 14

Schynige Platte Vaild 1 Jun - 20 Oct 13

Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

Schynige Platte

Gornergrat

Travel from Interlaken Ost to the neighbouring village of Wilderswil. Continue on by cogwheel railway up to the Schynige Platte, with its unique Alpine Garden and views of the towering trio of the Jungfrau, Monach and Eiger

Ride the nostalgic rack-railway to the Gornergrat with wildlife-spotting; a visit to the observatory or a ride on the highest cable-car in Europe to the Klein Matterhorn, a panoramic platform at 3885m above sea-level. A great day in the Alps!

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Depart on an excursion to the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise Europe’s highest mountain lift with the most fascinating and highest glacial palace in the world - at 3883m! Experience the world below the perennial ice, with its ice sculptures and glacier displays, geology and the wine in Zermatt. Round off this excursion with a visit to the highest viewing platform in Europe the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise.

Rail excursions departing Zermatt

2nd Class only

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1/2 fare applies when a passenger travels with a valid Swiss card / Swiss Pass.

1/2 fare applies when a passenger travels with a valid Swiss card / Swiss Pass.

Chocolate Train Montreux to Broc Ride in first-class comfort in a “Belle Epoque” Pullman car, vintage 1915 or the modern panorama car affording views of the vineyards surrounding Montreux and medieval Gruyères. Depart Montreux on the Swiss Riviera, ascend to Gruyères, home of Gruyère cheese, and continue to Broc, where the chocolate factory is located.

Glacier 3000 Board the panoramic cable car from Col du Pillon which takes you to the eternal snow at 3000 metres in just 15 minutes. From the mountain top station you have access to all the glacier adventures. Experience the countryside either on optional add-ons such as dog-sled rides (on request), snow bus tours or enjoy views of the most famous alpine peaks – Jungfrau, Matterhorn and Mont Blanc.

Bernina Express Take the famous Bernina Express (coach) to Tirano (Italy). Continue on by train over the Mount Bernina to St. Moritz. This exciting trip takes you through three cultures from palm trees across regions of eternal snow to the valley of the young Rhine.

Rail excursions departing St. Moritz

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Bernina Express: Ticket and Seat Reservations St. Moritz - Tirano (Italy) - Return St. Moritz Valid 1 Apr 13 - 31 Mar 14

1/2 fare applies when a passenger travels with a valid Swiss card / Swiss Pass.

1st Class

Rail excursions departing Montreux Prices From

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Chocolate Train Ticket and seat reservation including visit to a chocolate and cheese factory, castle Every Mon, Wed & Thu: 1-30 Jun 13, 1 Sep - 31 Oct 13, Daily: 1 Jul - 31 Aug 13

Rail excursions departing Col du Pillon Prices From

94

1/2 fare applies when a passenger travels with a valid Swiss card / Swiss Pass.

135

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Full Fare

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Glacier 3000 Gondola ride Col du Pillon - Scex Rouge/Glacier 3000 - Col du Pillon Valid: 1 Apr - 6 Oct 13, 26 Oct 13 - 1 Apr 14

1/2 fare applies when a passenger travels with a valid Swiss card / Swiss Pass.

Prices are per person, per night in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation. n/a = Not available in first class. Contact Holidays On Location for further information about travelling with a Swiss card.

Switzerland Holidays

Start your excursion to Schilthorn – Piz Gloria the “James Bond Mountain”. First you take the train from Interlaken Ost to Lauterbrunnen and then a short bus trip takes you to Stechelberg from where you take the aerial cable car (via Mürren and Birg) to the top of Schilthorn – Piz Gloria at 2970m. Enjoy the views of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau and on more than 200 other summits, glaciers and lakes from the big terrace. Or experience a 360° panorama from the revolving restaurant Piz Gloria. While enjoying a drink or a meal, your view extends from the Titlis, along Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau to Mont Blanc and to the Black Forest.

Independent Day Excursions by rail

HOT TIP:

Why not consider adding one or more of the day excursions detailed below to your selected independent rail tour or accommodation package!


Montreux

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Left-to-right: Montreux ©montreuxriviera.com; Hotel René Capt, Montreux; Banks of Montreux

Montreux in Style at the Golf Hôtel René Capt

Switzerland Holidays

4 Days - 3 Nights

Relax at the Golf Hôtel René Capt 3 Days - 2 Nights

Golf Hôtel René Capt 

Golf Hôtel René Capt 

Price includes:

Price includes:

• 3 nights accommodation at 4-star Golf Hôtel René Capt in either mountain view or lake view room with private facilities and breakfast daily • Two 4-course dinners per person served at the hotel’s restaurant with a bottle of mineral water and a bottle of local (Montreux) red or white wine • Entry ticket and return bus transfer to Chillon Castle per person • Return boat trip (Montreux to Le Bouveret) on Lake Geneva per person • Service charges, taxes & resort tax

Golf Hôtel René Capt, Standard Room

Located on the lake shore, close to the famous Castle of Chillon in Montreux, with a fantastic view of the French Alps and Lake Geneva. 75 rooms all with private facilities, satellite TV, direct dial phone, internet access, safe and radio. Montreux in Style MON48-GHR-CS11 Prices from: Mountain View Room

670

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Valid 1 Apr - 31 May 13, 21 Jul - 30 Oct 13 Car parking Daily: CHF 18, per vehicle

• 2 nights accommodation at 4-star Golf Hôtel René Capt in either mountain view or lake view room with private facilities and breakfast daily • One 4-course dinner per person served at the hotel’s restaurant with a bottle of mineral water and a bottle of local wine (Montreux) red or white wine • Entry ticket and return bus transfer to Chillon Castle per person • Service charges, taxes and resort tax

Golf Hôtel René Capt, Standard Room

Relax in Montreux MON72-GHR-CS11 Prices from: Mountain View

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Valid 1 Apr - 31 May 13, 21 Jul - 30 Oct 13 View from the terrace, Hotel René Capt,

Individual Night Rates at Golf Hôtel René Capt includes:

• Breakfast • Service charges, taxes & resort tax Golf Hôtel René Capt - Nightly Rates Prices from:

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*Rates on application during the 47th Montreux Jazz Festival : 4-20 July 2013 Golf Hôtel René Capt, Single Room

Chillon Castle Montreux

The Savoy Period (12th century to 1536) The oldest written document mentioning the castle dates from 1150; it says that the House of Savoy already controlled the route along the shores of Lake Geneva. The Bernese Period (1536-1798) The Swiss, more precisely the Bernese, conquered the Pays de Vaud and occupied Chillon in 1536. The castle retained it’s role as a fortress, arsenal and prison for over 260 years.

The Vaudois Period (1798 to the present) The Bernese left Chillon in 1798 at the time of the Vaudois Revolution. The castle became the property of the Canton of Vaud when it was founded in 1803. The restoration of the historical monument began at the end of the 19th Century and continues to this day. It was Lord Byron who was to invest Chillon with a mythical dimension, when in 1816, he wrote his famous poem: The Prisoner of Chillon

Prices are per person, per night in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation. Hotel room photographs may not be specific to the actual room occupied. Rates do not apply during the 47th Montreux Jazz Festival : 4-20 July 2013.


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Montreux Left-to-right: Freddie Mercury Statue at night, Montreux © Alex Glinski; Vevey ©swissimage.ch; Statue of Charlie Chaplin, in Vevey near Montreux

Montreux

Chocolate Train

Accommodation options for Montreux

Montreux to Broc

Montreux | Helvetie  62 rooms, all individually styled suits the business person, as well as tourists wishing to spend some time relaxing and discovering the Swiss Riviera. Prices from

$128

per person per night, low season, twin share

A belle époque style hotel, built in 1870. The hotel with 150 rooms, situated in the heart of Montreux overlooks the Alps and Lake Geneva. Prices From CITY VIEW ROOM

$195

per person per night, low season, twin share

Montreux | Golf Hôtel René Capt 

Enjoy a snack en-route © STS swiss-image.ch

Located on the lake shore, close to the Castle of Chillon in Montreux. 75 rooms all with private facilities, satellite TV, direct dial phone, internet access, safe and radio. Prices From Mountain View

$112

per person per night, low season, twin share

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Prices are per person, per night in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation. Hotel room photographs may not be specific to the actual room occupied. Rates do not apply during the 47th Montreux Jazz Festival : 4-20 July 2013.

Switzerland Holidays

Ride in first-class comfort in a “Belle Epoque” Pullman car, vintage 1915 or the modern panorama car affording stunning views of the vineyards surrounding Montreux and medieval Gruyères. Depart Montreux on the Swiss Riviera, ascend to Gruyères, home of Gruyère cheese, and continue to Broc, where the chocolate factory is located.

Montreux | Grand Hotel Suisse Majestic 


St. Moritz

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Left-to-right: Train from the town of St. Moritz; White Turf St. Moritz - International Horse Race on Snow since 1907

St. Moritz at THE Hauser

Swiss Trychel Bells

3 Days - 2 Nights

Hotel Hauser 

Swiss Folklore and Traditions

DORF

Price includes: • Arrival transfer from rail station to hotel (Arrival time must be pre-booked) • Welcome drink on arrival • 2 nights accommodation at 3-star Hotel Hauser in room with private facilities and breakfast daily • Chocolate tasting at the Hauser Chocolate Shop • 2 dinners at the hotel restaurant with one glass of house wine per person • A 100g box of chocolates from the Hauser Chocolate Shop per room booked • 1 x Day pass ticket to Piz Nair Mountain 3056m (10026ft) per person • Service charges, taxes and VAT

Hotel Hauser, Room

Switzerland Holidays

Marinda & Markus Hauser and staff extend a very warm welcome to all guests visiting their Hotel, Restaurant, Cafe, Roo Bar and Terrace. Located in the heart of St. Moritz-Dorf, close to cable cars, shuttle buses, restaurants, shops and the rail station. 51 rooms, all with private facilities, internet access, phone, TV, radio, hairdryer and safe. St. Moritz at the Hauser STM48-60HAU Prices from: 1 May - 31 Oct 13

374

n/a

Child rates on application. Christmas and New Year period rates on application.

Left: Children participating in a Treicheln Festival; Right: Men in traditional costume carrying cow bells

Trychel (also spelled Trichel, Treichel, Treichle) means a large cow bell traditionally used in Switzerland. The trychel bells are different from the usual metal bells. They are made from hammered metal sheets. This reduces the clean jingle usually associated with a bell’s sound making their tone somewhat harsher; however, this method reduces its weight and makes them easier to carry. In the Treicheln Festival, a combination of these two types of bells is used to make a melody. Something about the festival The Treicheln is a tradition followed in the villages of Switzerland for over hundreds of years and is still followed with the same zest today. The festival marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring. Folklore says that the Treicheln brings in the good spirits and banishes the bad ones the winter brought in. It is a festival to welcome good times with celebration and energy. From school children to adults, from the young to the old, all participate with the same gusto as everybody revels in the fun and frolic of the Treicheln Festival. They carry the bells, ringing them while parading through the streets to the pounding of the drums, making it a musical affair indeed!

Individual Night Rates at Hotel Hauser on application

• Breakfast • Service charges, taxes VAT Half board supplement: 3-course meal - $36; 4-course meal $51 Late cancellation charges apply from 14 days prior to arrival.

Legends and stories The festival is a very important one and a possible reason maybe the very significance of the cow bell – trychel. In the middle ages, bells were reserved only for religious purposes. The history of these bells dates back to the 14th century when they were used by knights. Records from the 15th century show that the cow bells were used only for the best of the live stock and it was a matter of great pride and honour to display the trychel on the finest cattle.

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St. Moritz Left-to-right: Town view, St. Moritz; Swiss Chocolate from the Hauser hotel St. Moritz © STS swiss-image.ch

ST. MORITZ

ST. MORITZ in Style

Accommodation options for St. Moritz

Luxury Accommodation in St. Moritz

ST. MORITZ | Laudinella 

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163 newly-constructed rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, telephone, TV, radio, safe, internet via Wi-Fi. Prices from

$149

per person per night, low season, twin share

ST. MORITZ | SoldAnella 

DORF

Prices from

$140

per person per night, low season, twin share

ST. MORITZ | CRYSTAL 

DORF

Located in the heart of St Moritz, a short walk from the Corviglia cable railway. Exquisite furnished rooms with minibar, telephone and TV. Restaurant & Bar. Prices from

$203

per person per night, low season, twin share

ST. MORITZ | Steffani 

Prices from

$212

per person per night, low season, twin share

DORF

The hotel radiates warmth and hospitality and has 56 perfectly furnished rooms. It has an indoor pool and sauna, restaurant, three bars and a nightclub. Prices from

$192

per person per night, low season, twin share

Above and Below: Badrutt’s Palace

ST. MORITZ | Monopol 

DORF

The rooms at the hotel are the last word in elegance and luxury. With mini bar, data ports, TV, fax, safe, hairdryer, wireless LAN and in-room facilities Prices from

$197

per person per night, low season, twin share

Glacier Express in St. Moritz © STS RhB

Prices are per person, per night in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation. Hotel room photographs may not be specific to the actual room occupied. DORF = Central location in town.

Switzerland Holidays

The majority of the 36 rooms have a view of the lake and the mountain panorama. All rooms are equipped with private facilities, Wireless-LAN, minibar and hairdryer.

Badrutt’s Palace  DORF A warm welcome awaits you when you stay at the legendary Badrutt’s Palace Hotel. Experience all the glories of the distinguished alpine hotel at 1856 m above sea level. The much-acclaimed Grande Dame of St. Moritz has undergone an extensive renovation, while taking utmost care to preserve the unique character of the hotel. Though much has changed, Badrutt’s Palace Hotel’s maxim remains as it has always been: To anticipate and fulfil our guests’ wishes and dreams, doing their utmost to make your stay an unforgettable one!


Zermatt

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Enjoying a Fondue meal in Zermatt © swiss-image.ch

Zermatt

Accommodation options for Zermatt

zERMATT | Butterfly  Chalet-style hotel with modern interior, located only a 2-minute walk from rail station. 59 rooms, all with private facilities, minibar, phone, TV and balcony. Prices from

$110

per person per night, low season, twin share

Switzerland Holidays

Hotel Butterfly

zERMATT | Excelsior  Located in the heart of Zermatt, close to the railway station. 25 comfortable rooms with large windows, private facilities, radio, telephone, TV and minibar. Prices from

$102

per person per night, low season, twin share

Zermatt

zERMATT | La Ginabelle  Located in the quiet and central heart of Zermatt. It features an exclusive spa and water world. With 45 rooms with private facilities. Restaurant and bar. Prices from

$179

per person per night, low season, twin share

zERMATT | ALPEN RESORT  Modern first-class hotel, close to the train station and the ski-lifts. Rooms include bath/WC, free wireless LAN, cable-TV, hair dryer, safe, coffee / tea maker. Prices from

$144

per person per night, low season, twin share

Above & below: Enjoying a meal © Zermatt Tourism

zERMATT | UNIQUE HOTEL POST  Refurbished modern mountain lodge located in the centre of Zermatt. Rooms include private facilities, hair dryer, flatscreen TV & safe. Prices from

$153

per person per night, low season, twin share

zERMATT | Walliserhof  First-class hotel built in Valaisan Chalet Style, in the heart of the village. 200m from the station. 30 rooms with private facilities, minibar, TV, radio and bar. Prices from

$133

Prices are per person, per night in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuations. Hotel room photographs may not be specific to the actual room occupied.

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Zermatt Restaurant at the base of the Matterhorn © STS swiss-image.ch

Zermatt

Car-Free Zermatt

Accommodation options for Zermatt

Transport within Zermatt

zERMATT | Parkhotel Beau site  Located in the heart of the village. 400m from the station. Offering 66 luxurious rooms with wellness facilities and free Wi-Fi. Restaurant and bar.

$151

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per person per night, low season, twin share

Horse and carriage in Zermatt © Zermatt Tourism

Located in the heart of Zermatt. Wood carvings can be found throughout the charming hotel. 30 rooms with private facilities and internet access

$149

Prices from

Almost all vehicles in Zermatt are battery-driven and almost completelysilent. Electric vehicles are allowed for local commerce. The Cantonal Police can issue a permit which allows residents to drive and park at the northern outskirts. Some emergency services (fire trucks, ambulances) and municipal vehicles/buses are also allowed to use combustion engines.

per person per night, low season, twin share

zERMATT | Mont Cervin Palace  A member of “Leading Hotels of the World”, this 5-star hotel was opened in 1851. Situated in the heart of Zermatt, 300m from the train station. The majority of the 165 guest rooms have views of the Matterhorn. Wifi Internet is available in all rooms free-of-charge.

$163

per person per night, low season, twin share

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Zurich

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3 Days / 2 Nights • 2 nights accommodation at the Seidenhof Hotel in Zurich in a standard double room with private facilities • Arrival Transfers from airport • Plus Additional options listed below • Service charges, taxes and VAT

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Zurich

Zurich Airport

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Accommodation options for Zurich

Situated in the heart of Zurich’s Old Town and a short distance from the Bahnhofstrasse. The hotel has 62 rooms with every modern convenience. Prices from

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ZURICH | CENTRAL PLAZA  Centrally-located hotel in Zurich, situated at the Central Square, between the railway station and Old Town. 105 rooms equipped with modem amenities. Prices from

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This new hotel is only a few metres away from Zurich Airport and the train station. All 330 rooms offer free Wi-Fi, and LCD TV and a laptop-size safe. Prices from

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ZURICH | Glockenhof  Four-star hotel located just a few steps from the famous Bahnhofstrasse, offers 91 stylishly, air-conditioned rooms including TV, hairdryer, minibar & wireless LAN. Prices from

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Located within Zurich’s fastest growing business district Glattbrugg, only 2 km away from Zurich-Kloten International Airport and 7 km to the city centre. Prices from

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Centrally-located near Zurich Main Square. The hotel offers cosy rooms equipped with many amenities. Restaurant and lounge.


Day Tours From Zurich

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Left and right: Zurich on the Limmat River © STS swiss-image.ch

Day Tours FROM Zurich

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Sightseeing options departing from Zurich - For more detailed information about all day tours from Zurich visit www.holidaysonlocation.com

Zurich Trolley Experience

Zurich Circle Tour

Zurich Combo Tour

Discover the sights of Zurich on the ‘Classic Trolley’. This trolley is styled on those of yesteryear. Commentary is provided by headset and you can choose from eight languages. In 2 hours you will be taken through this beautiful city, the business and financial centre, Bahnhofstrasse, the most important museums, a section of the Old Town, Fraumünster Church with its famous Chagall windows, historical Limmatquai, the University district, residential areas, beautiful hillside villas on the Zurichberg, as well as recreation areas and views of the Alps.

This tour incorporates the unique “Classic Trolley“, and a cruise on a lake boat. Discover the sights of Zurich aboard the unique ‘Classic Trolley’. Following your city tour, at the lake piers you will board a modern lake cruise ship for an unaccompanied 1.5 hour cruise on Lake Zurich. Relax on board while passing lakeside villages, towns snuggling at the foot of vineyard-clad hills, numerous swimming areas and stately villas. Enjoy the fresh lake air and the views of the city as well as the snow-covered Glarner Mountains in the other direction.

The perfect combination - a most informative city tour of Zurich and a train trip up to ‘Top of Zurich’, the Ütliberg, Zurich’s highest vantage point. An interesting and very comprehensive 2-hour city-tour on board the unique ‘Classic Trolley’ awaits you. Following the city tour you will enjoy a very pleasant train trip (independent) to Ütliberg - Top of Zurich. At 871 metres above sea level, Ütliberg towers over the roofs of Zurich. From the top of the summit’s 30m viewing tower, your altitude is increased to 900m.

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Zurich Combo Tour Duration: At least 4 hours

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Mt. Pilatus The Golden Roundtrip Travel to Kriens (near Lucerne) by coach with tour-guide. This is the starting point for the ‘Golden Roundtrip’. You will then independently take the panoramic gondola and aerial cable-car to reach the top of Mt. Pilatus (7000ft). Enjoy the views of the alps and lake. Several restaurants and a large terrace await you. Experience the descent to Alpnachstad on the steepest cogwheel railway in the world! Continue by boat on Lake Lucerne to Lucerne. Here you will have some leisure time before meeting your guide and returning by coach to Zurich. Mount Pilatus - The Golden Roundtrip Duration: 9 hours

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The Great Tour of Zurich

Aletsch Glacier © STS swiss-image.ch

Jungfraujoch- Top of Europe - From Zurich Take an alpine tour to the world of the Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe at 3454 m. A scenic coach-tour takes you to the magnificent mountain world of the Bernese Oberland. After a short interlude in Interlaken, arrive at Lauterbrunnen where you board the cogwheel train for a mountain train trip via Kleine Scheidegg at the foot of the famous Eiger North Face to Jungfraujoch - Europe’s highest railway station! Enjoy the world of eternal snow and ice. Visit the Ice Palace, experience the breathtaking panorama view from the Sphinx Observation Terrace overlooking the Aletsch Glacier (Europe’s longest glacier) and the snow-capped peaks of the neighbouring countries. The down-hill mountain trip takes you to Grindelwald where your coach awaits for the return to Zurich. Arrival in Zurich at approx. 8 p.m Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe - From Zurich Duration: At least 11½ hours

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This tour shows you sights of Zurich and its surroundings. Starting with a guided city tour of Zurich, you will see the Fraumünster Church, historical Limmatquai and the university district. Following the Höhenstrasse which offer views of the Alps, drive to Rapperswil, the ‘City of Roses’. This charming town offers many attractions including the Rose Gardens, the Castle, the Deer Park on the Lindenhof and the Old Town. Afterwards, enjoy a 2-hour cruise on the Lake of Zurich (unescorted). First possible boat back is scheduled to arrive at 3.15p.m. Between November and March there are no boats operating, so you return to Zurich by modern “Gold Coast Express” train along the romantic road that follows the lake-shore.

Lucerne Folklore Tour This excursion takes you to the city of Lucerne. After a short tour of the city, proceed to a typical Old Town restaurant where traditional Swiss dishes will be served. Starting with a cheese fondue, followed by a hearty bratwurst (which is a veal sausage), and rösti-potatoes. Later on a delicious dessert is served. During lunch you will be entertained with yodelling, singing, Alphorn-blowing and flag-throwing - Swiss Folklore at it’s best! The afternoon is yours for sightseeing and shopping before your return bus trip to Zurich. Lucerne Folklore Tour

Great Tour of Zurich Duration: Approx. 3 - 4 ¼hours

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Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation. Children in the age group of 6 - 15 years pay half price (except for the Lucerne Folklore Tour). All tours depart from Sihlquai Bus Terminal which is 200m from Zurich Main Train Station, right opposite Hotel Walhalla (refer to map on page 58). No hotel pick-up available.


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Day Tours FROM Zurich

Day Tours From Zurich

Left: Spring festival in Zurich © swiss-image.ch ; Right: Zurich restaurant on the bank of Limmat River © STS swiss-image.ch

Sightseeing options departing from Zurich - For more detailed information about all day tours from Zurich visit www.holidaysonlocation.com

Engelberg Tour

Lucerne Tour

An excursion to one of Switzerland’s most magnificent Alpine regions. This guided coach tour takes you on scenic routes to Interlaken at the foot of the snow-covered alps of the Bernese Oberland. After some time at leisure in Interlaken, travel to the holiday resort of Grindelwald, which is referred to as the ‘Glacier Village’. Time to explore this region on your own. An optional cable car ride (operates only 29May - 24Oct) to the sunny terrace of ‘Mt. First’ at 2168m (7113ft) is recommended for great views of the Bernese Alps! In the late afternoon meet your coach and guide for the return journey to Zurich. Arrival in Zurich at approx. 8 p.m.

An excursion to the popular summer & winter resort in the heart of Central Switzerland, Engelberg (Angel Mountain) was originally founded by the Benedictines and the imposing monastery dominates the centre of the village. The Baroque-style monastery church (which houses the largest organ in Switzerland), is open for visits to the public. Enjoy a 2-3 hour independent stay in this lovely mountain-village to relax or stroll. Return by coach via Lucerne (short stop), to Zurich.

Travel by motorcoach to historical Central Switzerland and the city of Lucerne. On a brief tour see the main sights of Lucerne. Enjoy a stay (approx. 5 hours) for independent activities. Lucerne offers a wide range of attractions including the Old Town, the famous Chapel Bridge and the Lion Monument. There is also the Lake Promenade, Europe’s largest Transport Museum, the IMAX Film Theatre, and the Picasso Museum. There is much to see and do in Lucerne. Meet your guide in the late afternoon for the return coach journey to Zurich.

Interlaken - Grindelwald Duration: 11½ hours

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Heidiland The Great Country Tour Heidi’s World is not only a children’s fairy-tale, it really exists! After a tour of Zurich, follow the lake to Rapperswil. Visit the Old Town & its medieval castle. After crossing the Ricken Pass reach the Toggenberg region with the most-picturesque scenery. In Vaduz, the capital of the Principality of Liechtenstein you will have time at leisure. See the settings of Heidi’s story in the Maienfeld area. In the summer months you can visit Heidi’s Village. A short-walk leads to a collection of mountain houses, a village shop, and lots of goats. Entry into the authentic Heidi House is optional. Return to Zurich alongside Lake Walen. Heidiland Duration: 7½ hours

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The Maennlichen (2343m) located in the Bernese Oberland. Eiger, Moench, Tschuggen and Jungfrau form a majestic backdrop © STS swiss-image.ch

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Travel in a modern deluxe-coach along the most-scenic routes of the alpine world in the Bernese Oberland. In Lauterbrunnen, take the Wengernalp rack-railway for a 45-minute trip up through alpine meadows and forests to the little village of Wengen, and then further on up to Kleine Scheidegg at 2061m (6762ft). See the most magnificent mountain backdrop of Mts Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. Time for lunch (at own expense), relax or do some hiking on the well-signed hiking trails. The unaccompanied trip backdown to the valley follows the northwest slopes of the Eiger to the famous resort of Grindelwald. (During winter season the tour is fully-guided, also the down-hill train-ride to Grindelwald). Late afternoon return to Zurich by coach with guide. Arrival in Zurich at approx. 8 pm. Eiger - Jungfrau Glacier Panorama

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Mt. Titlis - Glacier Paradise

Mount Titlis © Lucerne Tourism

Take an excursion to the highest vantage point in Central Switzerland riding in a deluxe motor-coach. Arrive in the mountain resort of Engelberg, where you will board the aerial cableway for a 45-minute journey from the green-valley bottom to the high alpine glacier region at 3020m which guarantees snow the whole-year round. Enjoy a magnificent ride in the world’s first-ever revolving ‘ROTAIR’ gondola, which offers a 360° panoramic view into the Alps. Visit the Ice Grotto, experience the ‘Ice Flyer’ - chairlift ride over the glacier with fantastic views into crevasses and ice falls or enjoy a snow-slide on the ‘Fun Lift’. After the descent to Engelberg, board your coach for a drive to Lucerne, time at leisure (approx. 1 hour) for sightseeing before returning to Zurich. Mount Titlis -Glacier Paradise Duration: 9 hours

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Lucerne Tour Duration: 9 hours

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Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation. Children in the age group of 6 - 15 years pay half price (except for the Lucerne Folklore Tour). All tours depart from Sihlquai Bus Terminal which is 200m from Zurich Main Train Station, right opposite Hotel Walhalla (refer to map on page 58). No hotel pick-up available.

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INDEPENDENT Cycling tours

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Tyrol Imst Region

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Day 1 | Arrive St. Moritz Receive information and collect your bicycle. If you have time, take a walk or ride your bicycle round the lake to get a quick impression of this fashionable Swiss winter-resort. Overnight in St. Moritz.

• 3-star accommodation in hotels and guest houses (Innsbruck 4-star accommodation) • Breakfast daily • Luggage transport from hotel-to-hotel • Detailed travel documents, route-cards, way description, sightseeing, important telephone numbers • 7-day-Service-Hotline

Day 2 | Loop tour St. Moritz Enjoy the fascinating surrounding of St. Moritz, undertake a lake-bike tour in the direction of the Inn source. 7/6 Day Variation - return to St. Moritz. (B)

The Inn-bicycle path leads through outstanding landscapes: the wide Hochtal (valley) of the Oberengadin merges into the big forests of the Swiss National Park. Suddenly the scenery changes: the Austrian Bundesland Tyrol welcomes you with warm hospitality. The program ends in Innsbruck; a stay in the Olympic city is one of the highlights of the Inn-bicycle path.

Day 3 | St. Moritz – Zernez (ca. 35 km) Travel the 35 km from St Moritz to Zernez through the valley of the Upper Engadine, the door to the Swiss National Park. On the way, enjoy Samedan (Old Tower), La Punt (early gothic church San-Andrea with its frescos) and Zuoz (window paintings in the church San Luzi). Overnight in Zernez. (B)

Route features Partly cycling-paths, partly gravelpaths. The stages are a slightly hilly, with two to three middle ascents and a lot of regular down-hills. Before considering this trail, take medical advice on your fitness level.

Day 4 | Zernez – Scuol (ca. 35 km) After breakfast, journey through historic villages and admire the magical landscapes visiting Lavin and the village Guarda, it’s lookout offering beautiful views before arriving in Scuol, famous for its spas. Overnight in Scuol. (B)

Day 5 | Scuol – Ried/Prutz (ca. 55 km) Today travel over the border to Austria. Follow the Inn Trail through Martina, Pfunds and Tosers arriving to Ried. The journey follows the Inn River; Finstermünzer Schlucht (gorge); town centres of Stuben and Pfunds/Tirol. Overnight in Ried/Prutz. (B) Day 6 | Ried/Prutz – Imst (ca. 40 km) Journey to the village of Imst through the “Obere Gericht (Upper Court)” from Ried over Prutz down to Landeck (castle with museum, Schrofenstein ruin, Gerberbrücke – a showplace of the Tyrolean struggles for freedom). We pass the monastery of Zams and travel through Milser Au to Imst (town of the Wells). Time permitting, a visit to Rosengartenschlucht is recommended! Overnight in Imst. (B)

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Day 7 | Imst – Innsbruck (Austria) (ca. 65 km) The villages of Stams, Telfs and Inzing will make your journey to the Olympic city, Innsbruck a feast for your eyes. Cultural highlight of today’s stage include the Zisterzienserstrift Stams (collegiate church with rose grids) numerous small churches and ruins are on the ascents of the Inn-valley. The city of Innsbruck with its Golden Roof, a late-gothic bay-window built in 1500, is a must-visit on this lastday of this cycling path! Return your bicycle and overnight in Innsbruck. (B) Day 8 | Depart Innsbruck After breakfast, consider to stay longer in Innsbruck or depart for your next destination. (B)

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Glacier Hiking Experience

Glacier Hiking Experience  DIAVOLEZZA - MORTERATSCH

The only things you need to tackle the tour from the Diavolezza summit station across the Pers and Bernina Glaciers and back down to Morteratsch railway station are surefootedness and sufficient stamina to cope with the 1,100m altitude difference! The Region: Here, amidst the largest mountain range in the eastern Alps, with the 4049m high Piz Bernina in the middle, you can immerse yourself in the fascinating world of the glaciers that surround you on all sides. Five billion tonnes of ice, covering a total distance of 12 kilometres and an altitude difference of 1100 metres, creeping down into the valley. The guided glacier hike provides an insight into a variety of natural phenomena – from crevasses, to glacial mills and erratics, through to the formation of moraines.

Full-time Professional mountain guides

Fitness: Must be able to cope with 1100 metres of altitude difference. Not recommended for persons with respiratory difficulties.

Glacier Hike in the Engadin

Tour 1: Diavolezza to Morteratsch 3 Days / 2 Nights Day 1 - Arrive St Moritz and check-in to your hotel. Pre-register for the Glacier Hike before 4 pm and receive your information kit. Overnight in St Moritz. Day 2 - Collect your hiking equipment (boots and complementary walking stick) and lunch box from the hotel desk. Use your Engadin Pass to travel to Bernina Diavolezza Station (2nd class) and then on the gondola to the summit. On arrival, join your guide and fellow hikers for the 5-hour downhill hike across the Pers and Bernina Glaciers and back down to Morteratsch Railway Station. Return to St Moritz via public transport. Overnight in St. Moritz. (B,LB,D) Day 3 – After breakfast, depart St. Moritz or extend your stay in Switzerland. (B) Note: Program also available with a private guide for 4 or more people. Price Inclusions: • 2 or 3 nights accommodation in St. Moritz in room with private facilities and breakfast daily • Engadin Pass - 2 or 3 day transportation on mountain railways and cable cars • Guide fees for Glacier Hike based on arrangement (Public or Private) • Complementary (adjustable and shock absorbent) hiking stick • Hire of hiking boots ^ • Lunch box freshly made and ready to collect from hotel reception on day of Glacier walk# • 1 x 3-course dinner arrangement per person served with a bottle of mineral water • Service charges, tax and VAT

Gian Luck

Berni Hauser

CEO of the Bergsteigerschule Pontresina, active since 2006.

Senior guide, active since 1988. An experienced guide knows the Resident of Pontresina. Engadin regions very well.

Marco Benz

Engadin + Glacier Hike Tour 2: Hike in the Engadin Valley + Diavolezza to Morteratsch 4 Day / 3 Nights Hiking with a private guide – min. 4 people required Day 1- Arrive St Moritz and check-in to your hotel. Contact the tour guide for your meeting instructions. All clothing and equipment, except for walking stick and boot hire, is your personal responsibility. Overnight in St. Moritz. Day 2- Collect your hiking equipment (boots and complementary walking stick) and lunch box from hotel front desk before meeting with your private guide at the hotel reception. Highlights of today’s hiking program in the beautiful Engadin Valley include: the Morteratsch Glacier and the location where the ‘Heidi” movie was filmed. Overnight in St. Moritz. (B,LB,D) Day 3- Continue your hiking experience with your private guide. Use your Engadin Pass to travel to Bernina Diavolezza Station (2nd class) and then on the gondola to the summit. On arrival, join your guide for a personalised 5-hour downhill hike across the Pers and Bernina Glaciers and back down to Morteratsch Railway Station. Return to St. Moritz on the Bernina Express. Overnight in St. Moritz. (B,LB) Day 4 – After breakfast depart St. Moritz or extend your stay in Switzerland. (B)

Glacier Hike in the Engadin Diavolezza - Morteratsch Tour 1: 3 Days / 2 Nights - Prices from: Package including 1-Day Hike (Registration required by 4p.m. on day of arrival). Package including 1-Day Hike - with a private guide: Operates with min 4 persons Engadin + Glacier Hike Engadin + Diavolezza to Morteratsch Hike Tour 2: 4 Days / 3 Nights Prices from: Package including 2-Day Hike - with private guide: Operates with min 4 persons

Hotel Hauser

Hotel Steffani

Twin

Single

Twin

Single

499

555

586

671

555

611

642

727

Hotel Hauser

Hotel Steffani

Twin

Single

Twin

Single

869

954

995

1122

Departs Tue/Fri/Sun: 17 Jun - 1 Jul 2013, 17 Sep - 28 Oct 2013, Departs Daily: 2 Jul - 16 Sep 2013 Hotel Hauser , Hotel Steffani  Additional Nights on request. For more details on the hotels above, see pages 54-55. ^ Boot size must be prebooked to secure delivery at hotel. # Lunch box (LB) includes 1 x sandwich, 1 x piece of fruit, 1 x soft drink, 1 x Engadin chocolate/ energy bar, 1 x assorted nut pack (50g)

Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation.

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Equipment: Mountaineering or good hiking boots over the ankle, long trousers, rain or wind jacket (Gore-tex), sun protection and glasses, gloves, walking sticks are advisable, small backpack with refreshments and lunch for a picnic.

Experienced Tour Guides The “Bergsteigerschule Pontresina” is the oldest and one of the largest Mountain Guide Companies in the region. In 2013 the company celebrates its 50th birthday. During the summer season they have specialists for many adventure tours such as Hiking, Mountaineering, Climbing, Canyoning and Glacier Hiking. All the Mountain Guides working for the Bergsteigerschule Pontresina are certified UIAGM Mountain Guides.


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Featured European Cities - extend your holiday

Left-to-Right: Statue in Vienna; Neuschwanstein Castle, Hohenschwangau; German Christmas Market; Schönbrunn Palace Gloriette, Vienna,

AUSTRIA / GERMANY

Accommodation options for Austria and Germany

Innsbruck | INNSBRUCK 

Austria

Modern hotel in the city centre. 114 rooms with private facilities, phone, TV, hairdryer. Restaurant, bar, indoor pool and sauna. Prices from

$85

per person per night, low season, twin share

Golden Roof, Innsbruck

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Salzburg | Auersperg 

Austria

Elegant hotel in Salzburg, close to Mirabell Palace and Gardens. Convenient transport nearby. 70 rooms with private facilities, minibar, phone, TV and hairdryer. Prices from

$134

per person per night, low season, twin share

View of Salzburg

Vienna | Kaiserhof 

Austria

Built in Vienna in 1896. This traditional hotel is close to the State Opera House and the Ringstrasse. 74 rooms with private facilities, pay-TV, safe, minibar, hairdryer, and internet. Prices from

$88

per person per night, low season, twin share

Vienna

BERLIN | crowne plaza 

Germany

This 4-star hotel is a 2-minute walk from the Kurfürstendamm shopping street. 423 rooms with flat-screen TV, tea/ coffee facilities and a safety deposit box. Prices from

$83

per person per night, low season, twin share

Berlin

MUNICH | King’s hotel First Class 

Germany

Close to Munich Central Station, this grand hotel offers 86 elegant rooms each with a four-poster bed, coffee machine, flat-screen TV and a iPod docking station.

$105

Prices from

per person per night, low season, twin share

Above: Munich, Below: Frankfurt

FRANKFURT | Le Meriden Parkhotel 

Germany

This historic, 5-star hotel is located close to Frankfurt’s Main Train Station. 297 rooms with private facilities and flat-screen TV, located either in the modern or historic wing. Prices from

$112

Prices are per person, per night in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation. Hotel room photographs may not be specific to the actual room occupied.

per person per night, low season, twin share


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FRANCE / ITALY

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Left-to-Right: Eiffel Tower, Paris; Trevi Fountain, Rome; Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Milan; Gondolas in Venice

Accommodation options for France and Italy

Paris | Residhome aparthotel Paris Opera 

France

Located in central Paris, 400m from Opera Garnier and Galeries Lafayette. 90 rooms with private facilities, kitchenette, microwave, tea/coffee-making facilities, free Wi-Fi access and flat-screen TV. Prices From STUDIO

$290

per studio, per night, low season, sleeps 1-2 people

Seine River, Paris

Paris | Victoria Palace 

France

Prices from

$181

per person per night, low season, twin share

Palace of Versailles, near Paris

ROME | QUIRiNALE 

Italy

This hotel is located 200m from Repubblica Metro Station. 210 spacious rooms with classic furnishings and parquet floors, flat-screen TV and Wi-Fi. Prices from

$166

per person per night, low season, twin share

Spanish Steps, Rome

Milan | Uptown Palace 

Italy

Contemporary hotel located a 5-minute walk from Missori Metro Station. 158 soundproofed rooms each with a flat-screen TV, private facilities, bathrobe, slippers. Prices from

$121

per person per night, low season, twin share

Duomo, Milan

Venice | CARLTON on the Grand CANAL 

Italy

Elegant hotel overlooking the Grand Canal, located a 5-minute walk from Santa Lucia Train Station. 145 rooms with private facilities satellite TV, minibar and hairdryer. Prices from

$196

per person per night, low season, twin share

Above: Carnivale Masks in Venice, Below: Como

Como | Metropole + Suisse 

Italy

Located harbour-side with views of Lake Como, this hotel is in the heart of Como, just 300m from Como Cathedral. 71 rooms with private facilities, minibar and TV. Prices from

$143

per person per night, low season, twin share

Prices are per person, per night in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation. Hotel room photographs may not be specific to the actual room occupied.

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This hotel is a landmark on the Left Bank since 1913. It has 62 spacious and luxurious guest rooms. The hotel remains faithful to a very traditional idea of Parisian elegance.


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66 Booking Conditions 1 Goods and Services Tax â&#x20AC;&#x201C; GST Does not apply to overseas arrangements such as hotels, tours, hire cars but does apply to service fees charged in Australia, such as amendment and cancellation fees. Where applicable, GST is included in the prices quoted. 2 Brochure Validity This brochure is valid from 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014, except where indicated otherwise elsewhere in this brochure. 3 Deposits and Final Payments A non-refundable deposit, per adult, of A$165 for land-only bookings, A$330 for coach tours & rail packages, A$550 for Italian coach tours and A$440 for Air and Land packages, is payable at time of placing your booking. In the event where your booking request cannot be confirmed, we will refund your deposit in full. Final payment is due 45 days before your departure date from Australia. If we receive your booking request within 45-21 days prior to your departure, on confirmation we require final payment within seven working days. If your booking is placed within 21 days but no later then 10 working days from your departure date from Australia we require full payment in advance to confirm your booking. If payments are not received by the due date specified on your invoice your booking maybe repriced or cancelled. Late payments may also incur urgent processing fee of A$33 per file. 4 Single Room Supplement Single occupancy of a room by choice or circumstance is subject to the applicable supplement as charged by the service provider. 5 Individual Rail Bookings A minimum fee of A$33 per booking will be levied on all point-to-point European rail bookings, and seat reservations . 6 Booking and Amendment Fees PLEASE NOTE: Booking fees are applicable for one-night stays and when no accommodation has been booked with requested service. Prior to document issue: One change permitted without penalty (excludes airline, rail, cruise or other services where an amendment may be treated as a cancellation). Subsequent amendments will attract a fee of A$33 per file, per amendment. An amendment is a change to an existing booking and not a transfer to another tour, where cancellation fees may apply. Correct names: To avoid any possible inconvenience or denial of service, it is important that the booking name given to Holidays on Location is exactly as shown in your passport. Any name, initial or spelling change will incur an A$33 fee per change. After documentation is issued or finals have been paid, an A$44 fee for any change will be incurred. 7 Late Bookings Bookings made within 10 working days or less before departure from Australia will incur a charge of $33 per booking. Please note that certain products may incur late fees for bookings made later than 10 working days before departure, or may incur a higher fee. Late bookings will only be accepted when full payment is received by Holidays on Location at time of reservation. 8 Unused Services Holidays on Location does not authorise employees of overseas suppliers to promise refunds to clients.

9 Invoices All confirmed bookings will be issued with an invoice detailing all services booked. It is the responsibility of the booking agent to ensure that all details are correct and all related cancellation conditions are communicated and understood by the client. 10 Cancellations Should you or any member of your party be forced to cancel your travel arrangements you must advise your travel agent or Holidays on Location in writing. The following charges (including GST where applicable) will apply; If you cancel prior to 45 days before departure from confirmed arrangements detailed on your invoice the following deposits listed below will not be refundable nor can be credited to any other booking: Accommodation & Sightseeing services

A$165 per person

Coach Tours & Rail Packages

A$330 per person

Air & Land bookings

A$440 per person

Italian Coach Tours

A$550 per person

Cancellations within 45 days of departure: The specified non-refundable deposits as above plus any charges levied by hotels, rail services, ground operators, airlines and your Travel Agent, up to 100% of the total cost of travel arrangements, except Coach Tours, Hiking and Cycling Tours, Rail Packages, Point to Point Rail Tickets, Seat Reservations for Rail Travel, Rail Passes, Car Hire, Theatre and Concert Tickets, Airline Tickets where different terms and conditions apply. Product

60+ 59-35 34-15 days days days

14-0 days

Coach Tours

$330

30%

50% 100%

Hiking/Cycling

$165

25%

50% 100%

Rail Packages

$330

30%

50% 100%

Italian Coach Tours $550

30%

50% 100%

Point to Point Rail Tickets: Refunds where applicable, will be paid on a point to point rail ticket (except advance purchase tickets, where no refund applies once confirmed) provided the ticket is stamped as cancelled by any rail station in Europe, and is returned to our office prior to date of travel, in the original jacket of issue. Refunds and exchanges are subject to a minimum 20% cancellation fee. Seat Reservations for Rail Travel: After issue of ticket, non-refundable. Rail Passes: Refunds where applicable, will be paid if a pass is returned to our office totally unused and unvalidated by a rail station, and in the original jacket of issue. This must be done before the first day of validity of the pass, and within six months of the issue date. Refunds and exchanges are subject to a minimum 20% cancellation fee. Rail Passes cannot be refunded or reissued if lost or stolen. Car Hire: Scale of cancellation charges. Note that no refund is possible after car pick-up. 72 hours prior

71-48 hours

47-24 hours

Within 24 hours

No fee

2 days rental

2-4 days rental

4 days plus *

*4 days rental charge plus any other charges imposed by the car hire company or the value of total rental, whichever, may apply.

Theatre and Concert Tickets: Non-refundable from date of order (full payment is required before placing the booking).

Airline Tickets: Airlines apply different Cancellation Conditions to airfares purchased in conjunction with land arrangements depending on time and reason of cancellation. Please ask your Travel Agent for details. Important Note: No refund will be made on any pre-booked hotels, apartments, villas, homestays, transfers, transport and museum cards, cultural tickets, pre-paid restaurant bookings, city transport cards, day tours (no show: no refund) or other travel not used for whatever reason. No refund will be available for cancellations after holiday package has commenced or in respect of any tours, accommodation, rail, meals or any other services not utilised. 11 Invoice Errors & Omissions (E&OE) The right is reserved to correct any errors in rates quoted or calculated for any service notwithstanding that the invoice may have been paid in full. 12 Travel Documents All travel documents (including hotel vouchers) should be handled by the passenger with the utmost care. In general, travel documents will be issued in Australia. In some instances, travel documents will be exchanged on arrival at an International Airport, rail station or at check-in at the hotel. However, if the request for delivery (in case of a late booking) is instigated by Travel Agent or client, a private delivery fee of between A$33 and A$165 (GST inclusive) will apply, depending on the delivery address. No refund will be processed for unused vouchers. Lost or stolen or destroyed travel documents (rail, transport, theatre, concert, special events, museum, exhibit or sightseeing tickets) cannot be replaced or refunded. Note carefully: Principals will only accept an official Holidays on Location voucher or their own voucher validated by Holidays on Location. 13 Extra Services Holidays on Location and its associated representatives worldwide will not accept responsibility nor approve requests to pay for additional charges for extra services requested by clients and not included in our final invoice. It is your responsibility to settle these charges, if any, before departure including parking and other fines or fees incurred when a rental vehicle is used. 14 Extra Hotel Nights or Car Rental Days The special rates shown are available only when booked and paid in advance of your departure from Australia. Should you wish to obtain extra nights or additional days car rental when overseas, the cost will be at the local rates and cannot be booked through Holidays on Location. 15 Costs Not Included Itineraries, packages and products do not include cost of travel from your home town to the city from which you are departing and the destination country you are travelling to overseas. You are also responsible for the cost of your passport, visas, airport taxes (where not specified to be included in the package), government and local authority charges where applicable, excess baggage costs, insurance and items of a personal nature such as telephone calls, laundry, taxis outside of regular transfers provided, postage and communication costs, drinks, room service or meals, unless specified.

16 Changes to Prices and Itineraries Selling prices were calculated on exchange rates current as at 1st November 2012. All costs are subject to change at any time by the principals and/or because of currency fluctuations. No surcharges in respect of cost or currency deterioration will be made once full payment for your arrangements has been received. This guarantee does not apply to any taxes, charges or levies imposed by any government or their agencies or to errors or omissions. In exchange for these guarantees, no refund will be made if costs are reduced. The range of products featured in this brochure are offered at the selling prices shown on each page but prices printed do not imply that similar products may or may not be available at a lower price if obtained direct, however, payment sent overseas by travellers is excluded from the protection provided by Travel Agent Licensing and the Travel Compensation Fund. If we are forced to change your booking or part of it for reasons beyond our control, for instance if a European rail service changes its timetable or a hotelier overbooks his hotel accommodation, we reserve the right to vary your itinerary and will give you, or cause to be given to you, notice of these changes and provide you with alternative products or services of a similar standard. 17 Hotel Descriptions Descriptions featured are based on current international hotel guides and contractual agreements provided by the hotels and suppliers. Any facilities shown as included are subject to change at any time. Please note that air-conditioning is not a common standard in Europe. 18 Room and Bedding Guide Prices in this brochure are based on existing bedding in the room. Request for particular bedding arrangements must be made at the time of booking. A twin room can be either a room with two single beds or one double bed (either one double or two single mattresses). Triple room rates can apply to either a full sized triple room built to take three beds or to a twin / double room with an extra roll-away bed. The provision of hotel rooms is on a Run-of-House basis, unless otherwise specified. Particular room types e.g. interconnecting, twin vs double, can be requested but cannot be guaranteed. 19 Children Costs vary according to the number of adults, ages of children travelling together, and accommodation selected. We will be pleased to quote on the required arrangements. 20 Specified Meal Services Meal inclusions specified in accommodation packages are based on set menus offering a choice of meal options. 21 Car Rental Each vehicle is supplied under the terms and conditions of the contractor. Rental inclusions will be detailed on the invoice we provide to your Travel Agent. Specific car types cannot be guaranteed. Rental vehicles cannot be taken into some European countries. 22 Hotel Check-in and Vehicle Rentals Validation of a current credit card will be required by the hotel and hire car companies on check-in/car pick-up. For certain hire car categories, 2 valid credit cards are required.


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24 Passports, Visas, Vaccinations and Baggage Your Travel Agent will have full details of current requirements. Holidays on Location is not responsible for advising you of health, visa or passport requirements and is not liable for any loss or exposure incurred by your failure to comply with any such requirements. 25 Pre-Departure Contact It is essential that you supply us with a contact telephone number where you can be reached, within 24 hours prior to your departure from home. 26 Special Events, Festivals & Trade Fairs Bookings which run-over special events, festivals and trade fairs, may incur higher prices and cancellation fees.

28 Luggage The luggage allowance for transfers from airport/rail station to city hotel by multistop shuttle service, private car or mini-van applicable is 1 suitcase per person, weighing not more than 30kgs, to be stored in the rack provided in the shuttle or the boot of the car. Oversize or additional pieces will not be carried by the booked transport vehicle. In such a case, alternate arrangements must be made locally with the driver, and any additional cost settled on the spot. If you are planning to take additional cases with you, please tell us, so that arrangements can be made and the additional fees settled in advance. Holidays on Location will not accept billings beyond the contracted services. 29 Travel Insurance We strongly recommend comprehensive travel insurance against loss of deposit and other cancellation charges, baggage and medical expenses.

31 About Costs For each product or package in Holidays on Location 2013-14 brochures and web pages, included in the selling price are charges to cover costs of research, reservations from travel agents in Australia and from Australia to Europe, postage, courier charges, facsimile, telephone, bank charges, currency transfers, documentation, itinerary preparation, brochure production, printing, brochure distribution, advertising and remuneration to Travel Agents. No break-up of costs is supplied. Receipt of your deposit signifies your acceptance of these normal commercial costs and reservation fees paid to our overseas associates. 32 Consumer Protection Holidays on Location is a registered brand name used by Majestic International Travel Service Pty Ltd which holds a Travel Agentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Licence (30186), is a member of the Travel Compensation Fund, keeps all client monies in a separate bank account, and is a member of ASTA, the American Society of Travel Agents and AFTA, the Australian Federation of Travel Agents. All monies received by Holidays on Location are, as required by law, deposited on your behalf into a trust account as client monies in the name of Holidays on Location with the National Australia Bank, our bankers. We will be entitled to keep any interest earned on such monies. It is a condition of confirmation of your booking and acceptance of your deposit in respect of your booking that all monies paid by you to us through your Travel Agent whether by way of a deposit or otherwise in respect of your booking, may be disbursed by us, as and when we see fit or in respect of the services to be provided or fees payable relating to your booking and the payment of a deposit or otherwise for your booking shall be deemed to be a direction to disburse such monies aforesaid.

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33 Our Responsibility (cont.) It is the responsibility of the passenger to ensure that he or she is in possession of the proper travel documents and that they are in compliance with the current government and transport companiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; regulations. The right is reserved to modify the itinerary in any way considered necessary or desirable or to change any reservation, and/or means of conveyance, without notice and for any reason whatsoever. The right is also reserved to cancel or withdraw any tour, or any booking made for a passenger, or to decline to accept or retain any person as a member of a tour, for any reason whatsoever. No refunds can be made in respect of accommodation and meals not utilised and under no circumstances can refunds be authorised for tours and sightseeing excursions not undertaken. 34 Consumer Claims Attempts should be made in the first instance to rectify any difficulties directly with the hotel management, our local representative or supplier. Should any difficulties not be resolved as they occur and you wish to lodge a claim, this must be made in writing with supporting documentation within 30 days of your return to Australia. The claim should be lodged through your Travel Agent. 35 Law of contract The Terms and Conditions published herein are governed by the laws of the State of Victoria, Australia, except when federal or other legislation takes precedence.

Holidays on Location and/or its associated companies or agents, are not liable in contract or in tort (actionable wrong) for any injury, damage, loss, delay, additional expenses or inconvenience caused directly or indirectly by force majeure or other events which are beyond our control, or which are not preventable by reasonable diligence on our part including, but not limited to war, civil disturbance, fire, floods, unusually severe weather, acts of God, acts of Government of any other authorities, accidents to or failure of machinery or equipment or industrial action (whether or not involving our employees and even through such action may be settled by agreeing to demands of a labour group).

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30 Booking Arrangements All booking arrangements are to be made through your Travel Agent and the person making the booking shall be deemed to have accepted the Booking Conditions on behalf of all persons named in the booking. The contract will be governed by and subject to the Booking Conditions and to the general information contained in this brochure. No variation to the Booking Conditions shall be of any effect unless made in writing and with the authority of the directors of Holidays on Location. All communications from us will be sent to your Travel Agent. Your Travel Agent shall, on receipt of any monies, hold such monies for each and every person named in the booking until that booking is confirmed at which time, those monies shall be remitted to us.

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23 Tours, Excursions & Sightseeing These are provided by motor coach (regular services) and include the services of a tour escort when indicated and/or local tourist guides whenever necessary. Both the tour escort and the local guides will conduct the tours in more than one language. The tour company reserves the right to make changes to the tour programme, without notice.


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