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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!

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

Keys & Legends

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

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Day Tours & Excursions 10 Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe Chocolate Train - Montreux to Broc 56 Day Tours from Lucerne 45 Independent Day Excursions by Train 46-47 Experiences in St. Moritz 60 Day Tours from Zurich 40-41 CYCLING The Inn Bicycle Path 

Cities & Towns of Switzerland 65 Andermatt / Basel / Bern / Brig  Chur 66 Crans-Montana / Engelberg / Neuchâtel 67 Geneva 55 Grindelwald / Lauterbrunnen 50 48 Interlaken at the Carlton-Europe Interlaken at the Krebs 48 49 Interlaken / Unterseen Lake Geneva Region / Lausanne 54 Lugano / Bellinzona / Locarno 62-63 42 Lucerne at the Waldstätterhof Lucerne at the Wilden Mann 42 Lucerne 43 Lucerne in Style 44 Montreux / Vevey 56-57 Mt Titlis Resort 46-47 Murren 51 Schaffhausen / Solothurn / St. Gallen 68 St. Moritz at the Hauser 60 St. Moritz 60-61 Zermatt 58-59 Zurich 38-39

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TIMELINE of Switzerland 2nd Cent. B.C.

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 800 A.D. by Pope Leo III, on Christmas Day.

1032

All Swiss territory comes under the rule of the German Emperor Conrad I I.

1220s

Opening of the St. Gotthard Pass controlled by the cantons Schwyz and Uri.

1291

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

1332-53 1450

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

1501

Basel and Schaffhausen join the Confederation.

1513

Appenzell joins the Confederation.

Lucerne, Zurich, Glarus and Bern join the Confederation.

1515

The Battle of Marignano.

1536

Bern invaded Vaud and entered Geneva, allowing Geneva to keep its independence but annexing Lausanne and Vaud.

1618-48

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.

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

The Council of Stans settles tensions within the Confederation and admits Solothurn and Fribourg as full members.

1498-99

The treaty of Basel, signed at the end of the Swabian War, recognised the independence of the Confederation from the Habsburg Empire.

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

The main cities and towns of Switzerland at a glanceS 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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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!

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NIDWALDEN Stans; 1291

OBWALDEN Sarnen; 1291

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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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eScenic Routes of Switzerland Glacier Express Golden Pass Panoramic Bernina Express William Tell Express Palm Express Jungfraujoch

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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. Passengers therefore require additional private-line supplement sector tickets. Seat reservations on the Glacier Express are compulsory. Price on application.

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

Appenzell AR AI LIECHTENSTEIN

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

The Bernina Express offers breath-taking vistas from the beautiful 1st and 2nd class panoramic 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.

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

P l e a s e n o t e : T h e Eu r a i l P a s s i s n o t v a l i d f r o m I n t e r l a ke n t o Grindelwald / Lauterbrunnen / Wengen return, as this is operated by a private railway. Therefore passengers require additional private line supplement sector tickets.

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

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. Note: The Eurail Pass is NOT valid on the Palm Express. Passengers therefore require additional sector tickets. Seat reservations on the Palm Express are compulsory. Price on application.

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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, 8 or 15 non-consecutive days within a month. Swiss Youth Pass Available up to the age of 26 years, at a 15% discount off the full fare.

Swiss Transfer Ticket 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. Conditions apply Swiss Pass Unlimited travel on the Swiss Travel System’s public transport network for 3, 4, 8 and 15 days, 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. Conditions apply.

Swiss Half-fare Card The Swiss Half Fare Card entitles you to one month’s half-price travel from date of purchase on Swiss trains, buses, boats and mountain railways. 50% discount off travel with most trains, buses and boats. 50% discount off public transport in 75 towns and cities. This Half-fare card can be purchased in conjunction with Swiss Flexi Passes or Swiss Transfer Tickets for further discounts. Conditions apply.

Swiss Museum Pass The Swiss Pass, Swiss 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

APPENZELL

ST. GALLEN St. Gallen; 1803

GRAUBÜNDEN Chur; 1803

AARGAU Aarau; 1803

THURGAU Frauenfeld; 1803

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Switzerland Holidays

Connecting Central Switzerland and Lake Geneva with this attractive train-ride. Depart from historic Lucerne and cross the Brünig Pass by Lucerne-Interlaken Express 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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Glacier Express Route: Zermatt - Brig - Andermatt - Davos/St-Moritz

Scenic Routes of Switzerland

Images of Switzerland


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Switzerland Holidays

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 consist of 1-3 nights in each location visited. A tour-guide is not included. Some 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.

Jungfraujoch - top Of Europe

Interlaken - Jungfraujoch

Valid from 01 May to 31 October 2015

Valid from 01 April 2015 to 31 March 2016

Rail Excursion to the Top of Europe - Jungfraujoch

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3 Days - 2 Nights <Top of Europe>

Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe

This round-trip by modern cogwheel railway takes you first to Kleine Scheidegg, altitude 2,061 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. 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 top of Europe! The Great Aletsch Glacier, at 22 km, the longest ice-stream in the Alps, begins on the Jungfraujoch.

Prices from: Interlaken Ost to Jungfraujoch via

Full Fare

Lauterbrunnen / Grindelwald

Adult

Jungfrau VIP Pass 3 days unlimited travel 1 May - 26 Oct 2015

295

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Price includes: • Swiss Card with 2 first-class rail transfers (from/to Swiss border, airport rail station) • 2 nights accommodation in Interlaken in a room with private facilities and breakfast daily • Excursion to the Jungfraujoch in 2nd class (1st class not available) • Service charges, taxes and VAT

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*Reduced rates apply if you have a valid Eurail Pass, Swiss Pass/Card. VIP Pass includes one trip only to the Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe. For information on all Swiss Passes and Swiss Cards visit www.holidaysonlocation.com or contact Holidays On Location 1300 65 10 65.

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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)

Lucerne

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

Day 1 | Interlaken Arrival in Interlaken by train in 1st class from Swiss border or international airport rail station. Overnight in Interlaken.

Brienz Grindelwald

Wengen

Eiger 3970 Mönch 4107 Jungfraujoch 4158 Jungfrau

Wengen travelling to Kleine Scheidegg © Jungfrau Railways

Jungfraubahn train

Interlaken - Jungfraujoch 3D/2N - Prices from:

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1-10 Apr 2015, 1 Oct 2015 - 31 Mar 2016

713

789

753

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861

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The Sphinx Observatory © Jungfrau Railways

Ice Palace at Jungfraujoch © Jungfrau Railways Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation. These packages are not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.


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William Tell Express ©STS swiss-image.ch

William Tell Express 3 Days - 2 Nights

Valid from 1 April 2015 - 31 March 2016

RTSP18

Price Includes

Does not include  Train seat reservations unless otherwise stated

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

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

Wilhelm Tell paddle steamer, Lucerne to Flüelen

Day 2 | Lucerne – William Tell to Lugano Board the Wilhelm Tell paddle-steamer for travel to Flüelen (sometimes by motor boat). From Flüelen continue your journey through the famous Gotthard tunnel to Bellinzona by train in a 1st class panoramic car. Change trains and continue your journey to Lugano. Overnight in Lugano. (B)

Wellness Spa Package Also available

Lucerne to Lugano See more information on Page 28

Day 3 | Depart Lugano Return to Swiss border or airport rail station or alternatively continue your stay in Switzerland. (B) Shopping in Lucerne © Luzern Tourism Bregenz

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1-10 Apr 2015, 1 Oct - 2015 - 31 Mar 2016

759

844

914

1061

11 Apr - 30 Sep 2015

784

882

933

1073

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124 / o/r

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189 / o/r

260 / o/r

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150/141

201/189

207/234

273/312

Additional nights

Child and Seniors rates on application. Excludes Christmas and New Year Periods. Kapellbrücke, Lucerne © Luzern Tourism

William Tell Express © Luzern Tourism

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. This package is not to be used in conjunction with any other offer

Switzerland Holidays

• Swiss Card in 1st class with 2 transfers (from Swiss border or airport – Lucerne / Lugano – Swiss border or airport) • Train ticket in 1st class from Lucerne – Lugano with the Willhelm Tell Express via Flüelen • Seat reservation for William Tell Express, CHF 19.00 meal voucher per person redeemable on board the boat and a souvenir • 1 night in Lucerne 1 night in Lugano in a room with private facilities and breakfast daily • Service charges, taxes and VAT

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.


A 7½ hour rail 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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3 Days - 2 Nights or extend to 4 Days - 3 Nights Valid from 1 April to 25 October 2015, 12 - 19 December 2015 and 9 January to 31 March 2016, excluding 26 October 2015 to 13 December 2015

Enjoy a break

Price includes:

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 (1,620m) to Klein Matterhorn (3,820m). 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 rail station • 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...

RTSP07

Day 1 | Arrive St. Moritz Travel by train in 1st class from Zurich or Geneva airport/railway station 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)

Please Note: A one-way only seat reservation per person aboard the Glacier Express train is included in this package.

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 between Thusis and Solis © RhB

Glacier Express © RhB

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

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Interlaken Rhine Gorge © RhB

Regions You will experience Switzerland practically from within a single train. Setting off from Zermatt, the leisurely internationally-renowned car-free town at the G foot n 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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= Itinerary available in reverse - contact our office for details.*Second-class rail also available. Please Note: Only one journey aboard the Glacier Express train is included in this package. This package is not to be used in conjunction with any other offer

Retuschiert viaduct ©RhB

Switzerland Holidays

Independent Rail PackageS

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Glacier Express

3 Days - 2 Nights or extend to 4 Days - 3 Nights RTSP07

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

1st Class Rail

2nd Class Rail

Glacier Express Tour Tour 2 | 4 Days - 3 Nights Prices from: 1 night St. Moritz, 2 nights Zermatt

1st Class Rail

2nd Class Rail

Hotel with lunch on the Glacier Express

Hotel with lunch on the Glacier Express 1-10 Apr 2015, 9 Jan - 31 Mar 2016

1056

1102

864

911

1-10 Apr 2015, 9 Jan - 31 Mar 2016

1250

1316

1062

11 Apr - 8 May 2015, 14-19 Dec 2015

931

972

739

780

11 Apr - 8 May 2015, 14-19 Dec 2015

1071

1128

880

936

9 May - 25 Oct 2015

963

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771

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9 May - 25 Oct 2015

1104

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Hotel without lunch on the Glacier Express

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Hotel without lunch on the Glacier Express

1-10 Apr 2015, 9 Jan - 31 Mar 2016

990

1036

798

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1-10 Apr 2015, 9 Jan - 31 Mar 2016

1188

1250

996

11 Apr - 8 May 2015, 14-19 Dec 2015

865

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11 Apr - 8 May 2015, 14-19 Dec 2015

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9 May - 25 Oct 2015

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Hotel with lunch on the Glacier Express

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1303

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1-10 Apr 2015, 9 Jan - 31 Mar 2016

1510

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11 Apr - 8 May 2015, 14-19 Dec 2015

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11 Apr - 8 May 2015, 14-19 Dec 2015

1237

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1137

9 May - 25 Oct 2015

1082

1143

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951

9 May - 25 Oct 2015

1269

1362

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Hotel without lunch on the Glacier Express

Hotel without lunch on the Glacier Express

1-10 Apr 2015, 9 Jan - 31 Mar 2016

1188

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1-10 Apr 2015, 9 Jan - 31 Mar 2016

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27 Jun - 2 Jul 2015, 16 Aug - 7 Sep 2015

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4-Star Premium = Stefanie Hotel in St. Moritz (Deluxe room) + Parkhotel Beau Site in Zermatt (superior room with Matterhorn view) 2 Deluxe lake view at the Badrutt’s Palace in St. Moritz & superior double room with Matterhorn view at Mont Cervin Palace in Zermatt (Single = Standard room without Matterhorn view) 1

4-Star Premium = Stefanie Hotel in St. Moritz (Deluxe roomp) + Parkhotel Beau Site in Zermatt (superior room with Matterhorn view) 3 Deluxe lake view at the Badrutt’s Palace in St. Moritz & superior double room with Matterhorn view at Mont Cervin Palace in Zermatt (Single = standard room without Matterhorn view) 1

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229/199

260/214

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160/142

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4-Star Premium & 5 Star hotel rates on request Glacier Express: Throughout the seasons 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. Seniors Discount and additional night rates available on application. This package is not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.

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

Left: Glacier Express ©STS swiss-image.ch; Middle: Glacier Express along the Rhine Gorge, Right: Zermatt ©STS swiss-image.ch


Independent Rail PackageS

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Piz Gloria at the Schilthorn © Schilthorn Tourism

ROYAL VIEWS 5 Days - 4 Nights

Valid from 1-20 Apr, 24 Apr - 4 May 2015, 15 May - 31 Oct 2015, 23 Nov -19 Dec 2015 and 9 Jan - 31 Mar 2016

Price includes: • Swiss Card Royal Views with 5 first-class rail transfers (from/to Swiss border or airport rail station) including excursions N y to Schilthorn and Matterhorn Lu évil e 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 lf • Service charges, taxes and VAT

Schilthorn Panorama © Schilthorn Tourism

Day 3 | Interlaken to Zermatt Da n Travel via Visp to Zermatt which is at ub . a the foot of the Matterhorn and is the 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) Rh e

Schilthorn Panorama © Schilthorn Tourism

Switzerland Holidays

RTSP23

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Zürich

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Flowers of the Schilthorn Region

Day 1 | Arrive Interlaken Travel by train 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 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 3,000m. Overnight in Interlaken. (B)

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Cogwheel rail to the Schilthorn

4 Star Hotel

1-10 Apr 2015, 23 Nov - 19 Dec 2015, 9 Jan - 31 Mar 2016

1258

1365

1419

1594

11 Apr - 20 Apr 2015, 24 Apr - 4 May 2015, 15 May - 31 Oct 2015

1197

1317

1390

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124

163

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214

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150

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199

214

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279

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142

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Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

3 Star Hotel

Schilthorn Panorama © Schilthorn Tourism

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

= Itinerary available in reverse - contact our office for details. This package is not to be used in conjunction with any other offer


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Classical Switzerland 6 Days - 5 Nights

Valid from 9 May – 25 October 2015

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 2,033 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)

Does not include

Train on the Langwieser Viaduct, near Langwies © STS RhB

Bernina Express © STS RhB

Please Note: A one-way only seat reservation per person aboard the Glacier Express train is included in this package.

Day 2 | Excursion to the Gornergrat From Zermatt, the popular Gornergrat Bahn, Europe’s highest open-air cogwheel railway takes you up to the 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 4,000 m. Overnight in Zermatt. (B)

Day 5 | St. Moritz to Lugano Today 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) Day 6 | Depart Lugano Travel to Swiss border or international airport rail station or continue your stay in Switzerland by own arrangements. (B)

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Day 1 | Zermatt Arrival in Zermatt by train in 1st class from the Swiss border or airport. Enjoy Zermatt, the famous car-free Alpine resort at the foot of the Matterhorn. FRANCE Overnight in Zermatt.

Couple enjoying the view of the Matterhorn © Zermattt Tourism

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Bernina Express at Tirano © STS RhB

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2050

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160

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Child and Senior rates on application. Excludes Christmas and New Year periods. Gornergrat Bahn with Matterhorn © Zermatt Tourism Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation.

Bernina Express at Tirano © STS RhB = Itinerary available in reverse - contact our office for details. This package is not to be used in conjunction with any other offer

Switzerland Holidays

Price includes: • Swiss Card Classical Switzerland with 4 first-class transfers (from/to Swiss border or airport/rail station) • Excursion to Gornergrat (2nd class only) • Seat reservation on the Glacier Express and Bernina Express (train + coach) • Lunch on board the Glacier Express • 2 nights in Zermatt, 2 nights in St. Moritz, 1 night in Lugano y in a room with privateLunévil facilities e & breakfast daily • Any additional tickets for excursions to travel by rail, boat, postal-coach and cablecars can be purchased at 25–50% off the regular fares • Service charges, taxes and VAT

RTSP08

Independent Rail PackageS

Glacier Express © STS RhB


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

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Top of Europe & Mt. Titlis

Consta 5 Days - 4 Nights

5 Days - 4 Nights

Valid from 1 Apr – 2 Nov 2015 & 15 Nov 2015 – 31 Mar 2016

RTSP11

Zürich

Price includes:

Does not include  Train seat reservations unless otherwise stated

Mt. Titlis Peak © Mt Titlis Tourism

Day 1 | Arrival Interlaken Arrive in Interlaken by train in 1st class from Swiss border or airport rail station. Overnight in Interlaken. Day 2 | Excursion to Jungfraujoch Excursion from Interlaken up to the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe. The Jungfrau Railways, which celebrated its centenary in 2012, takes you via Kleine Scheidegg, on foot of the famous Eiger Nord wall, to the Jungfraujoch – 3,454m 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 rail station) including excursions to Jungfraujoch and Mt. Titlis • Seat reservation on the Lucerne-Interlaken 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 Rh

Switzerland Holidays

Independent Rail PackageS

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Day 3 | Interlaken to Lucerne Rail trip by Lucerne-Interlaken 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 of 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 Travel to Swiss border or international airport or rail station or alternatively continue your stay in Switzerland. (B)

Jungfraujoch © Holidays On Location

Top of Europe & Mt. Titlis 5D/4N Prices from:

3 Star Hotel

1-10 Apr 2015, 1 Oct - 2 Nov 2015, 13 Nov 2015 – 31 Mar 2016

1081

11 Apr - 30 Sep 2015

1183

1234 1374

4 Star Hotel

1249

1527

1400

1642

Additional Nights Interlaken/Lucerne: 1-10 Apr 2015, 1 Oct - 2 Nov 2015, 13 Nov 2015 – 31 Mar 2016

124/124

203/203

144/189

201/260

Interlaken/Lucerne: 11 Apr - 30 Sep 2015

150/150

195/195

214/207

260/273

Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation. These packages are not to be used in conjunction with any other offer

Bel to or 31 Mar 2016 Valid from 1 April to 20 Dec 2015, 5 Jan

RTSP04

Zürich

Price includes: • Swiss Card Peaks of the World with 5 first-class rail transfers (from/to Swiss border or airport rail station) including excursions to Jungfraujoch and Gornergrat (2nd class only) • 2 nights in either Interlaken orANCE Grindelwald, 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 B nneville • Service charges, taxes and VAT

Lucerne  BERN

Interlaken Spiez

Day 1 | Interlaken/Grindelwald Arrive in Interlaken or Grindelwald by train in 1st class from any Swiss border or airport/rail station. Overnight in Interlaken or Grindelwald. Day 2 | Jungfraujoch Excursion Excursion from Interlaken up to the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe. The Jungfrau Railways, which celebrated its centenary in 2012, takes you via Kleine Scheidegg, on foot of the famous Eiger Nord wall, to the Jungfraujoch – 3,454m the highest railway station in Europe! Enjoy 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 or Grindelwald. (B)

Eiger

Mönch

Jungfraujoch 4158 Jungfrau

Visp

ITALY Zermatt 3090 Gornergrat 4478 Matterhorn

Does not Ann include cy  Train seat reservations unless otherwise stated

Grindelwald

Wengen

aDay

3| Interlaken/Grindelwald to Zermatt Travel through the Bernese Oberland to the Valais, then travel via Visp and further to Zermatt. Zermatt is a world without cars! Electric-cars and horsedrawn sleighs are the only transport allowed. Overnight in Zermatt. (B)

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 train to any Swiss border or international airport rail station or continue your stay in Switzerland.

Peaks of Switzerland 5D/4N Prices from:

3 Star Hotel

4 Star Hotel

1-10 Apr 2015, 30 Nov - 19 Dec 2015, 9 Jan - 31 Mar 2016

1337

1444

1497

1673

11 Apr - 30 Sep 2015

1276

1395

1469

1648

1 Oct - 29 Nov 2015

1225

1332

1357

1559

INT/GRI: 1-10 Apr 2015, 30 Nov - 19 Dec 2015, 9 Jan - 31 Mar 2016

124

163

144

214

INT/GRI: 11 Apr - 30 Sep 2015

150

195

201

260

INT/GRI: 1 Oct - 29 Nov 2015

124

163

144

214

Zermatt: 1-10 Apr 2015, 30 Nov - 19 Dec 2015, 9 Jan - 31 Mar 2016

199

214

260

279

Additional nights

Zermatt: 11 Apr - 30 Sep 2015

142

157

189

221

Zermatt: 1 Oct - 29 Nov 2015

142

157

189

221

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

= 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

Daily departures from 1 Apr 2015 to 31 Mar 2016

RTSP03

Price includes:

Zürich

e

Does not include  Train seat reservations unless otherwise stated

Alpine Sensation, Junfraujoch © Jungfrau Railways

Day 1 | Interlaken Travel by train 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 3,454m, for views of the Aletsch Glacier. Return by train to Interlaken. Overnight in Interlaken. (B)

Lucerne Int e rlake n Express

2119 Pilatus

Interlaken

Brienz

Lu cer ne -

 BERN

sPas den Gol

Grindelwald Eiger 3970 Mönch 4107 Jungfraujoch 4158 Jungfrau

Wengen

Day 3 | Interlaken to Lucerne Today, travel on the Lucerne-Interlaken 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 2,132m, for breath-taking views of the surrounding peaks (May/Jun - Nov)! During winter 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 train to Swiss border or international airport rail station or extend your stay in Switzerland. (B)

Sphinx Observatory at the Jungfraujoch © Jungfrau Railways

Tops of Switzerland 5D/4N Prices from: 1-10 Apr 2015, 1 Oct 2015- 31 Mar 2016 11 Apr - 30 Sep 2015

3-Star Hotel 1067

1220

4-Star Hotel 1235

1169

1360

1386

1628

Interlaken/Lucerne: 1-10 Apr 2015, 1 Oct 2015- 31 Mar 2016

124/124

203/203

144/189

201/260

Interlaken/Lucerne: 11 Apr - 30 Sep 2015

150/150

195/201

214/207

260/273

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

Zürich

Price includes: • Swiss Card 3 White Peaks with 6 first-class rail transfers (from/ to Swiss border or airport rail station) 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

Does not include  Train seat reservations unless otherwise stated

Day 1 | Arrive Lucerne Arrival in Lucerne by train in 1st class from the Swiss border or airport rail station. A stunning setting, worldfamous 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 Train 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 such as riding the Ice Flyer chairlift over glacier crevasses and having fun while snow-tubing at the Titlis Glacier Park. Overnight in Lucerne. (B)

Lucerne

 BERN Engelberg Brienz

Interlaken s res Exp

Titlis 3238

Grindelwald s Wengen Eiger 3970 Pas en d l Mönch 4107 Go Gstaad Jungfraujoch Zweisimmen 4158 Jungfrau Col du Pillon Glacier 3000

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 rail station or alternatively continue your stay in Switzerland. (B)

Day 3 | Lucerne to Interlaken Train 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) Group in front of the Kapellbrücke, Lucerne

1513

Additional nights

RTSP15

3 White Peaks 6D/5N Prices from: 25 Apr - 30 Sep 2015

3-Star Hotel

4-Star Hotel

1467

1703

1735

2034

150/150

195/201

214/207

260/273

Additional Nights Interlaken/Lucerne: 25 Apr - 30 Sep 2015

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. These packages are not to be used in conjunction with any other offer

Switzerland Holidays

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

Valid from 25 Apr to 30 Sep 2015

Independent Rail PackageS

The top of the 2132 m high Mt. Pilatus. © STS swiss-image.ch; Right: Glacier 3000 Snow Bus Experience


Switzerland Holidays

Independent Rail PackageS

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Discover the 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-of-a-kind train journey includes a wine-tasting cellar coach. The 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 Valid from 1 April 2015 - 31 March 2016

Price Includes • Swiss Card Golden Pass Line with 4 first-class rail transfers (from/to Swiss border or airport rail station) • 1st class seat reservations for Golden-Pass Lucerne-Interlaken Express, Interlaken/Zweisimmen – Montreux • 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

RTSP20

Day 3 | Lucerne to Interlaken Travel from Lucerne over the Brünig Pass to Interlaken by the Lucerne-Interlaken Express train. Overnight in Interlaken. (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)

Montreux © MontreuxRiveria.com

Add on:

Nestlé/Callier Chocolate factory

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

Day 5 | Interlaken to Montreux Travel by train to Zweisimmen. Change trains for the rest of the trip to Montreux. Overnight in Montreux. (B)

Zürich 7 Days - 6 Nights Package Day 1-5 | Lucerne to Montreux Itinerary as per rail package: Golden Pass Panoramic.

Does not include  Train seat reservations unless otherwise stated

Lucerne 2119 Pilatus

Golden Pass Panoramic: 6D/5N or 7D/6N Prices from:

1798 Rigi

 BERN

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

• (Optional) Excursion on the Chocolate Train - tour must start Mon, Wed or Thu from May - June & Sep - Oct. Daily during Jul and Aug • Seat reservation for the Chocolate Train • 1 extra night Montreux in a room with private facilities and breakfast daily

Sarnen Interlaken Gruyères

Chocolate Train Montreux

3 Star Hotel

Broc

G ol d

en

s res Spiez xp Wengen E s Pas Zweisimmen

Gstaad

4158 Jungfrau

Brienz

Engelberg Titlis 3238

Grindelwald Eiger 3970 Mönch 4107 Jungfraujoch

4 Star Hotel

1-10 Apr 2015, 1 Oct 2015 - 31 Mar 2016

1002

1217

1225

11 Apr - 30 Sep 2015

1118

1372

1391

1582 1728

29 Jun - 18 Jul 2015*

1118

1372

1531

1869

Lucerne: 1-10 Apr 2015, 1 Oct 2015 - 31 Mar 2016

124

203

189

260

Lucerne: 11 Apr - 30 Sep 2015

150

201

207

273

Interlaken: 1-10 Apr 2015, 1 Oct 2015 - 31 Mar 2016

122

160

142

211

Interlaken: 11 Apr - 30 Sep 2015

147

192

198

255

Day 6 | (Optional) Excursion on Chocolate Train A coffee and a croissant will be served on board the Chocolate Train. The «Maison Cailler-Nestlé» Chocolate Factory awaits you where you will learn everything ab out th e his to r y of Sw is s chocolate -making tradition followed by a chocolate tasting. Afterwards a bus takes you to the village of Gruyères for some leisure time. You might go for lunch and enjoy the tasty local cheese fondue or visit the Gruyères castle. Later that afternoon the bus takes you to «La Maison du Gruyère» for a visit of the demonstration cheese factory followed by the return travel to Montreux on the Chocolate Train. Overnight in Montreux or Geneva Day 7 | Depart Montreux Depart Montreux by rail to Swiss border or airport rail station or continue your stay in Switzerland. (B)

Additional nights

Chocolate Train, Montreux © STS swiss-image.ch

Geneva: 1-10 Apr 2015, 1 Oct 2015 - 31 Mar 2016

188

268

232

393

Geneva: 11 Apr - 30 Sep 2015

188

268

232

393

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

Montreux: 1-10 Apr 2015, 1 Oct 2015 - 31 Mar 2016

147

209

202

281

1 May - 28 Jun 2015, 19 Jul - 30 Sep 2015

1385

1701

1713

2147

Montreux: 11 Apr - 30 Sep 2015 / *3-18 Jul 2015

161

224

29 Jun - 18 Jul 2015*

1385

1701

1854

2287

Child and Seniors rates on application. *Montreux Jazz Festival 3-18 Jul 2015

1-24 Oct 2015

1255

1532

1532

1968

Optional Jungfraujoch Excursion: From Interlaken - Prices on request

Child and Seniors rates on application. *Montreux Jazz Festival - 3-18 Jul 15

217 /*357 313 /*453

Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation. Child and Seniors rates on application. This package is not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.

3 Star Hotel

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

4 Star Hotel


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Zurich - Milan EXPO 2015

for

7 Days - 6 Nights

Valid from 1 May – 25 October 2015

Does not include  Train seat reservations unless otherwise stated Please Note: A one-way only seat reservation per person aboard the Glacier Express train is included in this package.

Day 1 | Arrive Zurich Arrival in Zurich by train in 1st-class from the Swiss border or any Swiss airport. Time at your disposal. Overnight in Zurich. Day 2 | Zurich - Zermatt Train journey to Zermatt, which is located at the foot of the Matterhorn. It’s a world without cars. Electric cars and horse-drawn sleighs are the only transport allowed. It is the perfect Alpine resort for rest and relaxation! Overnight in Zermatt. (B)

Zürich AUSTRIA

Lucerne

LIECHTENSTEIN

 BERN

SWITZERLAND

Reichenau

Disentis Interlaken Goschenen

Filisur Samedan

Brig Visp

E ier lac

s res xp

St. Moritz

Andermatt

Pontresi

G

Poschi Bellinzona

Bernin

Tirano

ress a Exp

Lugano Zermatt

3090 Gornergrat 4478 Matterhorn

Como

Day 3 | Zermatt The excursion by cogwheel railway up to the Gornergrat will take your breath away! You will have a superb panoramic view of the Matterhorn, Mont Blanc and other snow-capped peaks rising to above 4,000 metres. Overnight in Zermatt. (B) Day 4 | Zermatt - Glacier Express - St Moritz Today board the Glacier Express which is one of the greatest train journeys in the world! Travel from Zermatt to St. Moritz. A 7½ hour rail journey across 291 bridges, through 91 tunnels and across the Oberalp Pass at 2,033 metres in altitude. Optional lunch – if required, please advise Holidays On Location when booking this package. Overnight in St. Moritz. (B) Day 5 | St Moritz to Lugano Travel on the Bernina Express. Take the train from St. Moritz to Tirano, then change to the Bernina Express bus and travel to Lugano. Today you will see part of the UNESCO World Heritage route. Overnight in Lugano. (B) Milan EXPO 2015 7D/6N Prices from:

ITALY Bergamo

Milan

Day 6 | Lugano to Milan: Depart Switzerland today and travel by train to Milan in Italy to discover the Expo 2015. Overnight in Milan. (B) Day 7 | Milan - Expo 2015 Full day for exploring the Expo 2015 in Milan. You will receive a 2-day EXPO ticket so that you have plenty of time to visit the various exhibitions. Overnight in Milan. (B) Day 7 | Depart Milan Continue your stay in Italy by own arrangements. (B)

Duomo, Milan

3 Star Hotel

4 Star Hotel

With Lunch on the Glacier Express 1 May - 25 October 2015

2349

2668

2903

3367

Without Lunch on the Glacier Express 1 May - 25 October 2015

2284

2603

2838

3304

Expo 2015 is the next scheduled Universal Exposition after Expo 2012, and will be hosted by Milan, Italy. This will be the second time Milan hosts the exposition, the first being the Milan International of 1906. Open from 1 May to 31 October 2015, the Expo will host over 130 participants. Running for 184 days, this giant exhibition site, covering one million square metres, is expected to welcome over 20 million visitors. The theme chosen for the 2015 Milan Universal Exposition is Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life. This embraces technology, innovation, culture, traditions and creativity and how they relate to food and diet. A journey of tastes Visitors will experience a unique journey that looks at the complex theme of nutrition. Through the Expo’s exhibits, visitors can take a trip around the world, sampling the food and traditions of people from all over the globe. About The WORLD EXPO The Universal Exposition Ever since the first edition in 1851 in The Crystal Palace of London, the Universal Exposition has been the perfect stage to show off the most ambitious successes that man has achieved over time. It is an occasion to share technologies, innovation and discoveries. It is also a moment to bring to life architectural projects or artistic movements, and a place where landscapes became cultural symbols of that time, like the Eiffel tower which was built in Paris when the city hosted the Exposition in 1889.

Additional nights See page 15 for additional night rates for Zermatt, St Moritz & Lugano Contact our office for rates for Milan. Excludes Christmas and New Year periods. Lugano 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. This package is not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.

Switzerland Holidays

Price includes: • Train ticket Expo 2015 with 5 first-class rail transfers (from/ to Swiss border or airport/rail station including excursion to Gornergrat (2nd class only) • 1st-class rail sector ticket from Lugano to Milan • 2-day Expo 2015 entry ticket • Seat reservation for Glacier Express and Bernina Express • 1 night in Zurich, 2 nights in Zermatt, 1 night in St. Moritz, 1 night in Lugano, 2 nights in Milan in a room with private facilities & breakfast daily • Any additional tickets for optional excursions in Switzerland 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: Zurich, Zermatt, Lugano © www.swiss-image.ch, Milan


Independent Rail Packages

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Left-to-right: Enjoying a drink in Zurich © swiss-image.ch; Bern © swiss-image.ch; Old town in Geneva © swiss-image.ch

Swiss Cities Valid from 1 Apr 2015 - 31 Mar 2016

Rotair Mt Titlis, Engelberg © Engelberg Tourism

Price Includes • Swiss Card Swiss Cities with 8 first-class rail transfers (from/to Swiss border or airport) rail station including excursions to Rhine Falls, Titlis and Jungfraujoch (2nd class only) • 2 nights in Zurich, 2 nights in Lucerne, 2 nights in Bern, 1 night in Geneva 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

Rhine Falls © SwissImage.ch

Schaffhausen © SwissImage.ch

Day 5 | Lucerne to Bern Rail trip from Lucerne to Bern. The Swiss capital, which is surrounded by the beautiful river Aare is an appealing city and has a lot to offer. Take your time to explore the different facets of the city. For example at the Einstein House or the Paul Klee Centre, which show the work of two of Bern’s famous former inhabitants. Overnight in Bern.

Schaffhausen

Basel

Zürich

Lucerne

 BERN Engelberg

Does not include  Train seat reservations unless otherwise stated

Titlis 3238

Interlaken Wengen

Eiger 3970 Mönch 4107 Jungfraujoch 4158 Jungfrau

Day 2 | Zurich - Lucerne Train trip from Zurich to Lucerne. Day at leisure to enjoy and explore the picturesque city of Lucerne! Overnight in Lucerne.

Swans near the Water bridge, Lucerne

Train to the Jungfraujoch © Jungfraujoch Tourism

Day 4 | Mt Titlis Excursion Excursion to Mount Titlis – at 3,020 m. From Lucerne the train takes you to the mountain monastery village of Engelberg where you board a gondola, which takes you up to the Trübsee. Continue your trip by another gondola to Stand and 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. Discover everything Mt Titlis has to offer on this wonderful excursion! Overnight in Lucerne.

Geneva

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Day 2 | Zurich Today travel by train from Zurich main station via Winterthur to Schaffhausen to see the famous Rhine Falls – Europe's largest waterfall! Overnight in Zurich.

ôn

Sphinx at the Jungfraujoch © Jungfraujoch Tourism

Day 1 | Zurich Arrival in Zurich by train in 2nd class from the Swiss border or any Swiss airport. Overnight in Zurich.

Rh

Switzerland Holidays

for

8 Days - 7 Nights

Day 6 | Jungfraujoch Excursion Excursion from Bern up to the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe. From Bern travel by train via Interlaken to the Kleine Scheidegg, at the foot of the famous Eiger North Wall. The Jungfraujoch – at 3,454 m the highest railway station in Europe. Breathtaking views of the Aletsch Glacier, the longest glacier in the Alps. Overnight in Bern.

Day 7 | Bern - Geneva Train trip from Bern to Geneva. Day at leisure in Geneva. This multifaceted city of humane dimensions has all a metropolis can offer! The Geneva Transport Card is your free passport to Geneva’s transport network. Your hotel offers you this card free-of-charge valid for bus, tram, train and taxi-boats. Overnight in Geneva. Day 8 | Depart Switzerland Depart Swiss border or airport or continue your stay in Switzerland by own arrangements.

Swiss Cities 8D/7N Prices from:

3 Star Hotel

4 Star Hotel

1-10 Apr 2015, 1 Oct 2015 - 31 Mar 2016

1817

2259

2117

2930

11 Apr - 30 Sep 2015

1868

2336

2155

2955

191

273

236

400 260

Addtional Night Rates Zurich: 1-20 Apr 2015, 25 Apr - 1 Nov 2015, 5-19 Dec 2015, 9 Jan - 31 2016 Lucerne: 1-10 Apr 2015, 1 Oct 2015 - 31 Mar 2016

124

203

189

Lucerne: 11 Apr - 30 Sep 2015

150

201

207

273

Geneva: 1 Apr - 30 Sep 2015, 1 Oct 2015 - 31 Mar 2016

188

268

232

393

Geneva © swiss-image.ch

Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation. Child and Seniors rates on application. This package is not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.

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


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Swiss Premium Tour

Mount Pilatus

8 Days - 7 Nights

Golden Roundtrip RTSP06

Valid from 1 Apr to 25 Oct 2015, 12-19 Dec 2015 and 9 Jan to 31 Mar 2016

AUSTRIA LIECHTENSTEIN

Lucerne 2119 Pilatus

 BERN Interlaken Spiez

Jungfraujoch

1798 Rigi

Engelberg

Grindelwald Eiger 3970 Mönch 4107

E ier lac

x

Reichenau Filisur

Disentis

3238 Titlis

s Pas den Gol

4158 Jungfrau

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

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

Please Note: A one-way only seat reservation per person aboard the Glacier Express train is included in this package.

Day 1 | Lucerne Arrive Lucerne by train in 1st class from Swiss border or airport rail station. Lucerne is a thrilling city to visit! It is the storybook image of a Swiss town, abounding in cobblestoned streets, spires and turrets, covered bridges, frescoed houses and fountains. Overnight in Lucerne.

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 Train journey through the wonderful Bernese Oberland to Visp and further to Zermatt, which is the famous carfree alpine resort at the foot of the Matterhorn! Overnight in Zermatt. (B)

Int e lake n Express

 Train seat reservations unless otherwise stated

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 4,000m. Overnight in Zermatt. (B)

Day 4 | Excursion to the Jungfraujoch Excursion to the Jungfraujoch. The Jungfrau Railway takes you up to the Jungfraujoch – at 3,454m the highest railway station in Europe! Enjoy breathtaking views of the longest glacier in the Alps. Overnight in Interlaken. (B)

Lu cer ne

Does not include

Day 3 | Lucerne to Interlaken Train journey on the Lucerne-Interlaken Express to Interlaken situated between the Lakes of Thun and Brienz. Overnight in Interlaken. (B)

Goschenen Andermatt

St. Moritz

G

Visp

Brig

Zermatt

ITALY

Swiss Premium Tour 8D/7N Prices from:

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

Full

First Class

170

88

Second Class

152

76

Swiss Card*

Operates: Approx. 4 May - 19 Nov 2015

Samedan

s es pr

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 2,132 m above sea level. Modern activities such as bungy-jumping await you at the summit of Mount Pilatus.

Please Note: From 1 Sep 2015 16 Nov 2015 ascent and descent with the cogwheel train due to replacement aerial cableway. From 17 Nov 2015 – 31 March 2016 Pilatus Kulm not accessible. Cable cars from Kriens – Fraekmuentegg.

* To qualify for half-fare, travellers must hold a Swiss Pass or Swiss Card 3-Star Hotel

4-Star Hotel

1-10 Apr 2015, 9 Jan - 31 Mar 2016

1952

2166

2373

2721

11 Apr - 8 May 2015, 14-19 Dec 2015

1875

2122

2254

2587

9 May - 30 Sep 2015

1906

2154

2286

2619

1-25 Oct 2015

1805

2014

2136

2504

Optional: Mt Pilatus, Mt Rigi, Mt Titlis excursions

Additonal Nights Prices from:

3-Star Hotel

4-Star Hotel

Lucerne: 1-10 Apr 2015, 1 Oct 2015 - 31 Mar 2016

124

203

189

260

Lucerne: 11 Apr - 30 Sep 2015

150

201

207

273

Interlaken: 1-10 Apr 2015, 1 Oct 2015 - 31 Mar 2016

122

160

142

211

Interlaken: 11 Apr - 30 Sep 2015

147

192

198

255

St.Moritz/Zermatt: 1-10 Apr 2015, 9 Jan - 31 Mar 2016

229/199

260/214

364/260

396/279

St.Moritz/Zermatt: 11 Apr - 25 Oct 2015, 14-19 Dec 2015

160/142

186/157

233/189

260/221

Mt. Pilatus with Lucerne in the foreground.

4-Star Premium & 5 Star hotel rates on request Mt. Pilatus © Mt Pilatus Tourism swiss-image.ch 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. This package is not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.

Switzerland Holidays

Price Includes • Swiss Card Swiss Premium Tour with 7 first-class rail transfers (from/to Swiss border or airport) rail station including excursions to Jungfraujoch and Gornergrat (2nd class only) • 1st class seat reservations on the Glacier Express, GoldenPass Lucerne-Interlaken Express • 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


The Jungfrau Railway Jungfraujoch Sphinx Observatory © Jungfrau Railways

Mountain Railways 7 Days - 6 Nights

• Swiss Card Mountain Railways with 4 first-class rail transfers (from/to Swiss border or airport railway station) • 1st class seat reservation for Golden Pass - Lucerne Interlaken Express • 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

Does not include

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 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.

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

Day 2 | Lucerne to Mount Titlis Enjoy a ride in the first revolving gondola to Mount Titlis reaching to the height of 3,020m. In Lucerne board the Lucerne-Engelberg Express 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 close-up insight into a glacier, you visit the glacier cave and ride the Ice Flyer chairlift. Overnight in Lucerne. (B) Day 3 | Lucerne to Interlaken Train journey from the city of Lucerne to Interlaken over the Brünig Pass via the wood-carving village of Brienz. Overnight in Interlaken. (B)

Mt Titlis Rotair

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 train to any Swiss border or airport rail station or alternatively continue your stay in Switzerland! (B)

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 3,454m the highest railway station in Europe! Experience amazing views of the Aletsch Glacier, the longest glacier in the Alps. Overnight in Interlaken. (B) Day 5 | Interlaken to Zermatt Travel to Zermatt, at the foot of the Matterhorn which is the perfect alpine resort! On arrival you may take the opportunity to go on an optional excursion to Rothorn Paradise to enjoy the best view of the Matterhorn! Overnight in Zermatt. (B)

Zürich

Lucerne Express

Price includes:

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Daily departures from 1 Apr - 2 Nov 2015, 13 Nov - 19 Dec 2015, 9 January - 31 March 2016

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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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Independent Rail PackageS

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Interlaken Spiez

Engelberg

Brienz

Titlis 3238

Grindelwald

Wengen

Eiger 3970 Mönch 4107

4158 Jungfraujoch Jungfrau

Visp

Zermatt

3090 4478 Matterhorn Gornergrat

Jungfraujoch Sphinx Observatory © Jungfrau Railways

3 Star Hotel

Mountain Railways 7D/6N Prices from:

4 Star Hotel

1- 10 Apr 2015, 9 Jan - 31 Mar 2016

1681

1864

1969

2285

11 Apr - 30 Sep 2015

1671

1892

1979

2285

1 Oct - 2 Nov 2015, 13 Nov - 19 Dec 2015

1569

1752

1829

2170

Additional nights Lucerne: 1-10 Apr 2015, 1 Oct 2015 - 31 Mar 2016

124

203

189

260

Lucerne: 11 Apr - 30 Sep 2015

150

201

207

273

Interlaken: 1-10 Apr 2015, 1 Oct 2015 - 31 Mar 2016

122

160

142

211

Interlaken: 11 Apr - 30 Sep 2015

147

192

198

255

Zermatt:1-10 Apr 2015, 9 Jan - 31 Mar 2016

199

214

260

279

Zermatt: 11 Apr - 25 Oct 2015, 12-19 Dec 2015

142

157

189

221

Senior and Child rates on request, Excludes Christmas and New Year Periods. Jungfraubahn Train to Jungfraujoch © Jungfrau Railways Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation. This package is not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.

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


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Swiss Rail Adventure 8 Days - 7 Nights

RTSP21

Daily departures from 9 May to 25 October 2015

Price includes:

Please Note: A one-way only per person seat reservation aboard the Glacier Express train is included in this package.

Does not include

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) Day 4 | Bernina Express to St. Moritz Depart by the Bernina Express (coach) to Tirano (Italy). Continue 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)

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

Willhelm Tell Paddle-steamer

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

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Travellers on board the Bernina Express

Day 6 | St. Moritz - Glacier Express to Zermatt Today board the Glacier Express which is one of the greatest train journeys in the world! 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 (train) travelling over Mt Bernina to St. Moritz ©RhB

Swiss Rail Adventure 8D/7N Prices from: 9 May - 25 Oct 2015

3 Star Hotel 1862

2074

4 Star Hotel 2368

2770 273

Additional nights Lucerne

150

201

207

Lugano

141

189

234

312

St. Moritz

160

186

233

260

Zermatt

142

157

189

221

Excludes Christmas and New Year periods. Child rates on request. The Bernina Express (coach) from Lugano to Tirano, Italy ©RhB 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. This package is not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.

Switzerland Holidays

• Swiss Card Rail Adventure with 5 first-class rail transfers (from/to Swiss border or airport railway station) • Reserved seats on the William Tell Express (boat & rail), Bernina Express (rail & coach) & the Glacier Express • Lunch on board the Glacier Express • William Tell Express Meal voucher CHF 19.00 per person redeemable on-board, and a souvenir • 1 night Lucerne, 2 nights Lugano, 2 nights St. Moritz, 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

Independent Rail PackageS

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

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Grand Tour of SwitzerlandGra 8 Days - 7 Nights

Valid from 01 April - 25 Oct 2015, 12-19 December 2015; 9 January - 31 March 2016

Switzerland Holidays

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Day 1 | Arrive Zurich or Geneva Travel by train in 1st class from any Swiss border or from Zurich or Geneva airport or rail station to Zurich or Geneva. Overnight in Zurich or Geneva. Day 2 | Zurich or Geneva 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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= Itinerary available in reverse - contact our office for details.This package is not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.

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


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Day 4 | Lucerne to St Moritz Today your train journey takes you to one of the most famous Swiss holiday resorts - St Moritz, which is the original Swiss winter holiday-resort, a 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

Lucerne

1798 Rigi

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Grand Tour of Switzerland 8D/7N Prices from:

3 Star Hotel

4 Star Hotel

1- 10 Apr 2015, 9 Jan - 31 Mar 2016

1971

2269

2440

2971

11 Apr - 8 May 2015, 14-19 Dec 2015

1842

2161

2209

2748

9 May - 30 Sep 2015

1874

2193

2176

2241

1-25 Oct 2015

1823

2116

2203

2755

Child and Seniors rates on application.

Additonal Nights Prices from: Geneva: 1 Apr 2015 - 30 Sep 2015 , 1 Oct 2015 - 31 Mar 2016

3-Star Hotel

4-Star Hotel

188

268

232

393

Lucerne: 1-10 Apr 2015, 1 Oct 2015 - 31 Mar 2016

124

203

189

260

Lucerne: 11 Apr - 30 Sep 2015

150

201

207

273

St.Moritz/Zermatt: 1-10 Apr 2015, 9 Jan - 31 Mar 2016

229/199

260/214

364/260

396/279

St.Moritz/Zermatt: 11 Apr - 25 Oct 2015, 14-19 Dec 2015

160/142

186/157

233/189

260/221

For additional nights in Zurich see page 20 The town of Zermatt 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. This package is not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.

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Day 5 | St Moritz to Zermatt Today board the Glacier Express which is one of the greatest train journeys in the world! 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, which takes you up to the Gornergrat 9.3km away. On the viewing platform you are surrounded by 29 peaks rising to above 4,000m 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 Be 11 Days - 10 Nights

Valid from 10 May - 25 October 2015

Price includes

Switzerland Holidays

Water Tower of Lucerne Archive, treasury and prison The Water Tower is one of Lucerne’s most well-known landmarks. Built in the first half of the 14th century, it predates the Chapel Bridge. The old stork’s nest, which hasn’t been occupied in a century, isn’t its only noteworthy characteristic. The tower is octagonal in form, a shape that Kaiser Friedrich II loved and favoured for his most beautiful buildings. From its roof to the ground, the water tower measures 34.5 metres. Its circumference is a full 38 metres. In its long history, the enormous structure has served various purposes. First it was a defence and watchtower, and later it was used as an archive, treasury and preparation chamber. With walls measuring 4-5 metres thick, the lowest room was used as a prison cell. Its interior was completely dark, and the poor prisoners who came there had to sit on a toggle and be lowered into the cell through a hole. There was also a torture chamber in the late Middle Ages. Today, the middle floor is home to the headquarters of the Lucerne Artillery Association.

• Swiss Card Best of Switzerland with 8 first-class rail transfers (from/ to Swiss border or airport rail station) • Excursions to Jungfraujoch and Matterhorn Glacier Paradise (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) • CHF 19.00 meal voucher per person 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 Swiss Miniature 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

Above: Lucerne ©swiss-image.ch

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). From Flüelen continue your journey through the famous Gotthard tunnel to Bellinzona in a 1st class panoramic car. Change trains 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)

P l e a s e N ote: A one - way onl y s eat reservation per person aboard the Glacier Express train is included in this package.

Matterhorn from the Gornergrat © Zermatt Tourism

Day 5 | St. Moritz to Zermatt Today 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 centuriesold culture. Overnight in Zermatt. (B) Day 6 | Matterhorn Excursion The Zermatt Bergbahnen AG takes you up to the highest cable car station in Europe at 388 metres. The 360° panorama is unique and do not miss their new highlights: Snow-Tubing, Cinema Lounge, Glacier Palace, Peak Shop and Viewing platform. Overnight in Zermatt. (B)

Does not include  Train seat reservations unless otherwise stated Day 1 | Lucerne Arrive in Lucerne by train in 1st class from the Swiss border or airport rail station. Overnight in Lucerne.

Day 7 | Zermatt to Montreux Train journey to Montreux on the shore of Lake Geneva in the French part of Switzerland. Overnight in Montreux. (B)

Day 2 | Lucerne Day at leisure. We recommend an optional excursion to any of the following mountain tops: Mount Pilatus, Mount Rigi or Mount Titlis. Overnight in Lucerne. (B)

Day 8 | Montreux to Interlaken The GoldenPassLine train takes you through mountain villages to the Bernese Oberland. Overnight in Interlaken. (B) Lucerne ©swiss-image.ch

Lucerne © Holidays On Location

View over the town of St. Moritz = Itinerary available in reverse - contact our office for details.


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Best of Switzerland

11 Days - 10 Nights RTSP09

Day 9 | Excursion to Jungfraujoch The journey to the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe, at 3,454 metres Europe’s highest altitude railway station, is a highlight of your visit to Switzerland! It offers visitors a high-alpine wonder world 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) Couple on the Jungfraubahn © Jungfrau Railways Lm

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Bernin

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3 Star Hotel 2665

4 Star Hotel

3102

3237

3903 273

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Samedan

Bellinzona

ITALY

10 May - 25 Oct 2015

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

Tirano

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150

201

207

Lugano

141

189

234

312

St Moritz

160

186

233

260

Zermatt

142

157

189

221

Montreux: / *Montreux Jazz Festival 3-18 Jul 2015

161

224

217 /*357

313 /*453

Interlaken

147

192

198

255

Zurich

191

273

236

400

Optional: Mt Pilatus, Mt Rigi, Mt Titlis excursions - Refer to page 52

Hotel List for Independent SWISS Rail Packages City Engelberg Geneva Grindelwald

3-star hotels

4-star hotels

5-star hotels

Crystal

Ramada Hotel Regina Titlis

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Strasbourg-Univers

Cornavin, N’vy Manotel

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Derby

Kreuz & Post

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

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

Lindner Hotel Beau Rivage

Locarno

Du Lac, Dell’ Angelo

Belvedere

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Lucerne

Waldstätterhof, Drei Könige, Magic Hotel (breakfast at Hotel Krone about 80 m away), Des Alpes, Ibis Styles, Le Stelle

Art Deco Hotel Montana, Radission Blu, Flora, Cascada

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Lugano

Continental Park, Delfino, International au Lac, Federale,

Lugano Dante Center, Novotel Lugano-Paridiso

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Montreux

Helvetie

Eurotel Riviera, Grand Hotel Suisse Majestic

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St. Moritz

Soldanella, Hauser, Laudinella, Bären

Art Boutique Monopol, Steffani*, Crystal

Badrutt’s Palace

Sarazena, Bristol, Excelsior, Butterfly

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

Mont Cervin Palace

Comfort Inn Royal, Rütli

Central Plaza, Glockenhof, Steigenberger, Bellerive au Lac

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Interlaken

Zermatt

Zurich *4-star PREMIUM

Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation. This package is not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.

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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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Swiss Luxury Retreat Experience

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Lucerne © STS swiss-image.ch, Kurhaus Cademario

Swiss Luxury Retreat Experience

5 Days - 4 NightsLucerne & Cademario Valid from 1 April to 20 December 2015

Price includes: • Swiss Card with 3 first-class rail transfers (from/to Swiss border or airport rail station) • Private vehicle transfer (from Lucerne station - Hotel Lucerne station/boat pier) • 2 nights in Lucerne at the Art Deco Hotel Montana in a Penthouse SPA Junior Suite including breakfast daily • Seat reservation on William Tell Express incl. meal voucher on board the boat worth CHF 19.00 per person, and a souvenir • 2 nights in Lugano at the Kurhaus Cademario & Spa, in a deluxe room with lake view and balcony and breakfast daily • Private Vehicle Transfer (from Lugano Station - Hotel - Lugano Station)

Price does not include: • Local city taxes

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Lucerne | Art Deco Hotel Montana 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.

Cademario | Kurhaus Cademario & Spa

L ocated 12km from Lugano 

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Kurhaus Cademario & Spa facilities include:

The Kurhaus Cademario Hotel & Spa with its stylish rooms and fresh, hearty cuisine will form the setting for your stay where, as our guest, you can submerse yourself in the spacious 2,200m² DOT.Spa area. The tranquillity, the 3 ha. park and the dreamy views of the Lago di Lugano and surrounding Ticino mountains are as popular as ever while everything else is completely new. Located 12km from Lugano.

• Water world with spring water • A brine contrast pool with underwater music in a rock and cave setting • A salt cave, indoor and outdoor experience pool with rain cascade • Integrated massage recliners • Whirlpool, current channel and jet benches • There is also a panoramic terrace, salt cave, sauna world with salt tepidarium, hammam, Turkish steam bath, Finnish sauna, biosauna with garden views, ice fountain, 2 frigidariums, experience showers and relaxation areas • Fitness area with a course room, a cardio & fitness room and an outdoor training area • In summer: 20 m. outdoor sports swimming pool with sunbathing area • Self-service tea bar with fresh fruit, spring water and juices in the spa area every day • Programme of activities which changes daily and includes aquaaerobics, stretching, pilates etc.

Additional package Inclusions for Kurhaus Cademario • Soft drinks from the hotel mini-bar (re-stocked daily) • Cosy dressing gown, bathing slippers and bathing bag with a pool towel for the duration of stay • Free admission to the wellbeing & spa area with use of most of the facilities • Spa package “Natural Cademario” including a facial treatment (90 min.), relax massage (50 min.), grape-seed peel (30 min.)

Swiss Luxury Retreat Experience 5D/4N Prices from: 1-11 Apr 2015, 14 May - 6 Jun 2015, 19 Jun - 19 Sep 2015

2295

12 Apr - 13 May 2015, 7-19 Jun 2015, 20 Sep - 24 Oct 2015

2255

3470

25 Oct - 17 Nov 2015, 19 Nov - 20 Dec 2015

2199

3356

This package is not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. For additional night rates in Lucerne and Lugano please contact our office. DOT.Spa: Entrance

Take some time to unwind...

Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation. This package is not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. Hotel room photographs may not be specific to the actual room occupied.

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Interlaken - Jungfraujoch

3 Days - 2 NightsTop of Europe Valid from 01 April 2015 to 31 March 2016

Price includes:

Zürich

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 3,454m the highest railway station in Europe. Enjoy breathtaking-views of the Aletsch Glacier, the longest glacier in the Alps! Overnight in Interlaken. (B)

Does not include  Train seat reservations

Day 1 | Interlaken Arrival in Interlaken by train in 1st class from Swiss border or international airport railway station. Overnight in Interlaken.

Lucerne

 BERN Jungfraujoch © Jungfrau Railways

Interlaken

Brienz Grindelwald

Wengen

Eiger 3970 Mönch 4107 Jungfraujoch 4158 Jungfrau

Day 3 | Depart Switzerland Return to Swiss border or international airport rail station or alternatively continue your stay in Switzerland. (B)

Ice sculptures at Jungfraujoch © Jungfrau Railways

Interlaken | Lindner Grand Hotel Beau Rivage 

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Grand luxury, 99 rooms all with private facilities, minibar, phone, TV, restaurant, indoor pool, fitness room and parking. Excellent service, culinary highlights and stylish banqueting facilities complete this hotel for people with a love of tradition.

Alpine Sensation at Jungfraujoch © Jungfrau Railways

Jungfraujoch © Jungfrau Railways

Interlaken - Jungfraujoch 3D/2N Prices from:

5-Star Hotel

5-Star Deluxe Hotel

1-10 Apr 2015, 1 Oct 2015 - 31 Mar 2016

861

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904

990

11 Apr - 30 Sep 2015

947

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990

1075

200

344

221

460

Additional nights Prices From Interlaken* - Lindner Grand Hotel Beau Rivage

5 Star Deluxe = Jungfraujoch view in double room. Excludes Christmas and New Year Periods. * Rates based on dates: 1-30 Apr 2015 &1 Nov 2015 - 31 Mar 2016 Jungfraubahn Train © Jungfrau Railways

Shopping at Jungfraujoch © Jungfrau Railways

Jungfraubahn at Kleine Scheidegg © Jungfrau Railways 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.

Switzerland Holidays

• Swiss Card with 2 first-class rail transfers (from/to Swiss border, airport rail station) • 2 nights accommodation in Interlaken at the Lindner Grand Hotel Beau Rivage in a room with private facilities and breakfast daily • Excursion to the Jungfraujoch in 2nd class (1st-class not available) • Service charges, taxes and VAT

Swiss Luxury Mountain Experience

Images on the Jungfraujoch © Jungfrau Railways


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Switzerland Holidays

Escorted Coach Tours

Experience Switzerland by Coach 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. With their friendly crew of experienced drivers and multilingual guides (English and Spanish-speaking) they will ensure that your stay in Switzerland will become an enjoyable experience!

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

Statue of Charles Chaplin, Vevey © swiss-image.ch

Romantic Swiss Tour

Typical Swiss Tour

2 Days - 1 Night - Escorted Coach Tour

4 Days - 3 Nights - Escorted Coach Tour

Price Includes:

Price Includes:

Accommodation in First-Class hotel, in room with private facilities • Breakfast on day indicated (B) • Touring in deluxe airconditioned coaches • Services of a multilingual tour director • Porterage and baggage handling (1 piece per person) • Service charges and taxes

Accommodation in First-Class hotels, in room with private facilities • Breakfast daily and dinners on days indicated (B) or (D) • Touring in deluxe airconditioned coaches • Services of a multilingual tour director • Porterage and baggage handling (1 piece per person) • Service charges and taxes

Mt. Titlis

Day 1 | Zurich – Lucerne – Mt. Titlis – Interlaken Depart Zurich for a short drive to the city of Lucerne where you 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 (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. Continue to the holiday resort of Interlaken at the foot of the Jungfrau mountain. Overnight in Interlaken at a first-class hotel.

Lucerne Cultural & Congress Centre, Lucerne

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 the Aare River 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 most cosmopolitan city of Switzerland, arriving in the late afternoon. We suggest an overnight stay in Geneva for the opportunity of exploring this city the following day. We can arrange Geneva accommodation to suit your budget. (B)

Romantic Swiss Tour ZR02G 2 Days / 1 Night - Prices from: Zurich - Geneva

716

802

Senior 60+

691

778

Departs Zurich, every Monday 27 Apr - 12 Oct 2015 For pre and post tour accommodation please refer to page 35.

Special NOTE Hans Meier Tourist Ltd guarantee all departures. However, should group size be less than 12 passengers, Hans Meier Tourist Ltd reserves the right to operate the scheduled tour departures in a smaller vehicle types with a driver/guide.

The tour company reserves the right to make changes to the tour program, without notice.

Day 1 | Geneva – Montreux – Zermatt 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. Late morning depart Geneva and drive to Lausanne and Montreux. 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 mighty Matterhorn. Dinner and overnight in Zermatt at a first-class hotel. (D) 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 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 the breathtaking Nufenen Pass into the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland, to the garden city of Lugano. Overnight in Lugano at a first-class hotel. (B)

Lugano

Day 3 | Lugano – Lake Como – Maloja Pass – St. Moritz Depart Lugano and drive along the scenic road to Gandria where you cross the border into Italy. Drive along the romantic shores of Lake Como and Menaggio to Chiavenna in the lovely Breggaglia Valley. In Castasegna, 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 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 prebooking a night in Zurich or other arrangements.

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.

Typical Swiss Tour GT04Z 4 Days / 3 Nights - Prices from: Geneva - Zurich

1494

1764

Senior 60+

1444

1716

Departs Geneva, every Wednesday: 29 April - 14 Oct 2015 For pre and post tour accommodation please refer to page 37

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Swiss Panorama TOur

Swiss Charming Tour

6 Days - 5 Nights - Escorted Coach Tou r

4 Days - 3 Nights - Escorted Coach Tour

Price Includes:

Accommodation in First-Class hotels*, in rooms with private facilities • Breakfast daily and dinner on days indicated (B) or (D) • Touring in deluxe airconditioned coaches • Services of a multilingual tour director • Porterage and baggage handling (1 piece per person) • Service charges and taxes

Accommodation in First-Class hotels*, in rooms with private facilities • Breakfast daily and dinners on days indicated (B) or (D) • Touring in deluxe airconditioned coaches • Services of a multilingual tour director • Porterage and baggage handling (1 piece per person) • Service charges and taxes

Interlaken

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

Day 1 | Zurich – Lucerne – Mt. Titlis – Interlaken Depart Zurich for a short drive to the city of Lucerne where you 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 cablecar 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 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.

Day 2 | Interlaken – Bern – Gruyères – Geneva After breakfast depart Interlaken and drive along the Lake of Thun to the Swiss capital, Bern. 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 hilltop town, preserved against time with its medieval castle. A visit to a milk products plant is a further highlight of the day. Continue to the Swiss Riviera, arriving Geneva, the most cosmopolitan city of Switzerland, late afternoon. Overnight in Geneva at a superior tourist-class hotel. (B) Day 3 | Geneva – Montreux – Zermatt This morning depart with a city tour of Geneva. Late morning depart Geneva and drive to Lausanne and Montreux. 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 Zermatt at the foot of the Matterhorn. Dinner and overnight in Zermatt at a first-class hotel. (B,D) 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 the bus is waiting to take you over the breathtaking Nufenen Pass to Airolo. Return to Zurich by bus or train. Arrival in Zurich approx. 6:30 p.m. (B)

Day 1 | Geneva – Montreux – Zermatt Start with a city tour of Geneva this morning. 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. 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. (D) Day 2 | Zermatt – Nufenen Pass – Lugano Morning at leisure in Zermatt – admire the 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 snow-covered peaks. Afternoon board the train to Täsch where the bus is waiting to take you over the breathtaking Nufenen Pass into the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland, to the garden city of Lugano. Overnight at first-class hotel. (B)

Day 3 | Lugano – Lake Como – Maloja Pass – St. Moritz Depart Lugano and drive along the scenic road to Gandria to cross the border into Italy. Along the shores of Lake Como via Menaggio to Chiavenna in the Breggaglia Valley. In Castasegna re-enter Switzerland and start the ascent along the thirteen hairpin bends over the Maloja Pass. Passing by crystal blue Lake Sils and Silvaplana reach the world-renowned alpine resort of St. Moritz. Dinner and overnight at firstclass 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. 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 farmhouses. Overnight at first-class hotel. (B) Day 5 | Zurich – Rapperswil – Boat ride on Lake of Zurich At 10.00 a.m. the bus will collect you for a tour that shows you the most interesting sights of Zurich and its surroundings. Start with a city tour of Zurich. Along the Höhenstrasse that offers spectacular views into the Alps, drive to Rapperswil, the 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. 4:00 p.m. – return to your hotel individually. Overnight at first-class hotel. (B) Day 6 | Zurich Breakfast is served at the hotel. Check out individually no later than 11:00 a.m. (B)

As the tour ends late in the day, consider prebooking a night in Zurich or other arrangements. Zurich © STS swiss-image.ch

Lugano

Swiss Charming Tour ZC04Z 4 Days / 3 Nights - Prices from:

Swiss Panorama Tour GP06Z 6 Days / 5 Nights - Prices from:

Zurich - Zurich

1691

1938

Senior 60+

1641

1889

Geneva - Zurich

1864

2345

Senior 60+

1802

2283

Departs Zurich, every Monday 27 Apr - 12 Oct 2015

Departs Geneva, every Wednesday: 29 Apr - 14 Oct 2015.

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

Price Includes:

Escorted Coach Tours

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


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Serving Raclette cheese; Jungfraujoch © Jungfraujoch Tourism; Enjoying Lucerne lakeside © STS swiss-image.ch;

Swiss Grand Alpine Tour with Jungfraujoch 7 Days - 6 Nights - Escorted Coach Tour

Day 3 |

Liechtenstein

Switzerland Holidays

The Principality of Liechtenstein The 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!

Price Includes:

Interlaken – Bern – Gruyères – Geneva

Accommodation in First-Class hotels*, in rooms with private facilities • Breakfast daily and dinners on days indicated (B) or (D) • Touring in deluxe airconditioned coaches • Services of a multilingual tour director • Porterage and baggage handling (1 piece per person) • Service charges and taxes

Depart Interlaken in the morning and drive along Lake Thun to the Swiss capital, Bern. The city is set on a steepsided curve of the Aare River and backed by the 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 dairy farmlands, to Gruyères. A hilltop town, preserved against time with its impressive, medieval castle. A visit to a factory of delicious milk-products is a further highlight of the day. Continue your drive to the Vaud Riviera and reach Geneva. Overnight at superior tourist-class hotel. (B)

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

Day 1 | Zurich – Jungfraujoch – Interlaken Depart Zurich at 8.00 a.m. for a guided tour to the alpine world of the Bernese Oberland. In Lauterbrunnen board the cogwheel train for an mountain train trip via Kleine Scheidegg at the foot of the Eiger North Face to Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe at 3,454 m! 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. Late afternoon check-in to your hotel in Interlaken. Overnight at first-class hotel. 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. At about 6:00 p.m. meet with your guide in the lobby for a talk about the coach tour starting the following morning. Overnight at first-class hotel. (B)

Day 4 | Geneva – Montreux – Zermatt Start with a city tour of Geneva this morning. See the parks along the lake, the old town with its cathedral, the unique town-hall and the European seat of the United Nations. Late morning depart Geneva and drive to Lausanne and Montreux. Pass by Chillon Castle, the 13th century fortress made famous by Lord Byron’s poem. After noon 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 at first-class hotel. (B,D)

Like something a little different? Consider the alternative tour below: Contact our office for more information! Call Reservations on 1300 65 10 65

Zurich - Zurich 5 Days - 4 Nights - Escorted Coach Tour Detailed itineraries of the above available from our website

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 shores of Lake Como pass by Menaggio and reach Chiavenna in the lovely Breggaglia Valley. In Castasegna 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 mighty 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 farmhouses. Arrival in Zurich at approx. 5:00 pm. (B)

View of Interlaken from Harder Kulm

Swiss Charming Tour with JunGfraujoch

Zermatt

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 snow-covered peaks. Afternoon board the train to Täsch where your bus is waiting to take you over the Nufenen Pass into the Italian speaking part of Switzerland, to the city of Lugano. Overnight at first-class hotel. (B)

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

Swiss Grand Alpine Tour with Jungfraujoch IA07Z 7 Days / 6 Nights - Prices from: Zurich - Zurich

2758

3314

Senior 60+

2697

3253

Departs Zurich: 3, 17, 31 May | 14, 28 Jun | 12, 26 Jul | 09,23 Aug | 6, 20 Sep 2015 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 6 Days - 5 Nights - Escorted Coach Tour

Price Includes:

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.

Day 4 | 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 at first-class hotel. (B,D) e

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

Gruyeres © STS swiss-image.ch

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)

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 Stu gart 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 you will return to Zurich through the Toggenburg D n region with its picturesque farmhouses. ub Arrival in Zurich at approx 5p m (B) GE M

As the tour ends late in the day, consider preke Consta ce booking a night in Zurich or other arrangements.

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Gruyères

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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. Mu h 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 winter. Innsb in k Construction work on the Furka tunnel between Oberwald and 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

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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)

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Glacier Express on the Landwusser viaduct ©Rhaetian Railways

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Martigny 4478 Matterhorn

Zermatt 3090 Gornergrat

Swiss Grand Alpine Tour with Glacier Express ZGL6Z 6 Days / 5 Nights -Prices from:

Adult

Senior 60+

Zurich - Zurich

2796

3129

2734

3067

Upgrade to 1st class Rail

2998

3331

2936

3269

Departs Zurich, every Monday 27 Apr - 12 Oct 2015; 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

Accommodation in First-Class hotels*, in rooms with private facilities • Breakfast daily and lunch or dinners on days indicated (B), (L) or (D) • Touring in deluxe airconditioned coaches • Services of a multilingual tour director • Porterage and baggage handling (1 piece per person) • Service charges and taxes

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. During the journey a delicious 3-course lunch is served at your seat. In the late afternoon you will arrive at the worldrenowned mountain resort of St. Moritz. Dinner and overnight at firstclass hotel. (B,L,D)

Escorted Coach Tours

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Left-to-right: Mount Titlis © Mount Titlis Tourism; Bern © STS swiss-image.ch; St Moritz

Swiss Mountains and Glacier Express 6 Days - 5 Nights - Escorted Coach Tour

Switzerland Holidays

Price Includes: • Transportation by car, minivan or bus during the entire tour (depending on number of tour participants) • Multilingual tour guide during the entire tour (driver/guide for groups of 7 persons or less) • Accommodation at the hotels described or similar with free WiFi • Breakfast daily and dinners on days indicated (B) or (D) • Visits and excursions as mentioned • Cable car ticket to Mount Titlis • Train ride: Zermatt - St. Moritz on the Glacier Express including reserved seating in 2nd class • Lunch on the Glacier Express • Train ride: Täsch - Zermatt - Täsch • Service charges and taxes

Day 3 | Geneva - Montreux - Zermatt Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Geneva. Continue onto Lausanne and then onto Montreux with its magnificent Chillon Castle. In the afternoon you explore the Rodano river valley as far as Täsch. From here you continue by narrow gauge train to Zermatt, nestled at the foot of the Matterhorn. Dinner and accommodation at the Hotel Alex*** in Zermatt. (B,D) Day 4 | Zermatt Today you are free to explore at your leisure. Optional excursion to the top of Mount Gornegrat (not included). Dinner and accommodation at the Hotel Alex**** in Zermatt. (B,D)

Day 5 | Zermatt - Glacier Express (unescorted) - St. Moritz In the morning we board the famous Glacier Express train. Take in the impressive views of mountains, glaciers and snowcapped peaks from the comfortable panorama railcar. In the afternoon you arrive at the famous St. Moritz ski resort. Dinner and accommodation at the Hotel Schweizerhof in St Moritz. (B,D)

Day 6 | St. Moritz - Vaduz - Zurich In the morning we travel via Fluela and Davos to Vaduz. Free time. Arrival at Zurich central station or the Swissôtel around 5 pm. (B) GERMANY Lake Constance

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Day 1 | Zurich - Lucerne - Mount Titlis - Interlaken In the morning travel from Zurich to Lucerne for a sightseeing tour. At noon continue to Engelberg. Take the rotating Rotair cable car to the top of Mount Titlis and its spectacular glacier. From an elevation of 3,020m, visitors enjoy spectacular views of the Central Alps. In the afternoon you visit the lakeside town of Brienz with its talented woodcarving artisans. Continue to Interlaken, a town situated at the foot of Mount Jungfrau. Accommodation at the Hotel Interlaken**** in Interlaken.

Day 2 | Interlaken - Bern - Gruyeres - Geneva Drive along Lake Thun to Bern. Sightseeing tour of the city. Then we continue to Gruyeres with its impressive medieval castle. Accommodation at the Hotel Ramada Encore***+ in Geneva. (B)

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Swiss Mountains and Glacier Express MI-SMGE-ESC15 Zurich - Zurich 6 days / 5 nights - Prices from:

Special NOTE Transportation on this tour is conducted by car, minivan or tour bus, depending on the number of passengers. If the number of participants confirmed on a tour is small, the operator may change transportation in a passenger vehicle or minivan driven by the guide, in order to comply with the operator’s guaranteed departure dates. Tour operated by Miller Incoming GmbH.

27 Apr 2015 | 4, 11, 18, 25 May 2015 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Jun 2015 | 6, 13, 20, 27 Jul 2015 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Aug 2015 | 7, 14, 21, 28 Sep 2015 5, 12 October 2015

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Departs Zurich, Glacier Express tickets in 2nd Class. Transport for up to 7 Passengers with driver/guide

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


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Swiss Splendour Tour with Glacier Express 7 Days - 6 Nights - Escorted Coach Tour

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Day 1 | Geneva – Montreux – Zermatt Start with a city tour of Geneva this morning. In the late morning depart 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. At Täsch board a cogwheel train that takes you to 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 old farm houses and barns in their unique style, do some shopping or relax. 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. During the journey enjoy a delicious 3-course lunch, served at your seat. In the late afternoon you will arrive at St. Moritz. Dinner and overnight in St. Moritz at a first-class hotel. (B,L,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. 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 Lake 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 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 pre-

Gornergrat Railway © STS swiss-image.ch

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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!

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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.

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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)

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Departs Geneva, every Wednesday 29 April - 7 Oct 2015. Glacier Express tickets in 2nd Class. For pre and post tour accommodation please refer to page 37.

Hans Meier Tourist Ltd guarantee all departures. However, should group size be less than 12 passengers, Hans Meier Tourist Ltd reserves the right to operate the scheduled tour departures in a smaller vehicle types with a driver/guide. The tour company reserves the right to make changes to the tour program, without notice.

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

Accommodation in First-Class hotels, in rooms with private facilities • Breakfast daily and lunch or dinners on days indicated (B), (L) or (D) • Touring in deluxe airconditioned coaches • Services of a multilingual tour director • Porterage and baggage handling (1 piece per person) • Service charges and taxes

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 first-class hotel. (B)

Escorted Coach Tours

Left-to-right: Geneva © swissimage.ch; Zurich © swissimage.ch; Lucerne © swissimage.ch


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

SCENIC SWISS TOUR

8 Days - 7 Nights - Escorted Coach Tour

Switzerland Holidays

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Lauterbrunnen Valley

Lauterbrunnen Valley Bernese Oberland 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.

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

Day 1 | Zurich – Lucerne – Mt. Titlis – Interlaken Depart Zurich for a short drive 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 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. 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, Lugano. Overnight at a first-class hotel. (B) Day 5 | Lugano – Lake Como Nancy Stra – Maloja Pass L – St. Moritz Depart Lugano and drive along the 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 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 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. Overnight at a firstclass 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 S u 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 unescorted by boat. at approx. 4 p.m. - return to your hotel. Dinner on-yourown. DOvernight at a first-class hotel. (B) Day 8 | Tour ends ake Your tour concludes 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 3 | Geneva – Montreux – Zermatt Commence the day with a city-tour of Geneva the European seat of the United Nations. Late morning depart 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)

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

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

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 Tour Accommodation Prices from:

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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 6.60 15 min by taxi; average price CHF 30 From Zurich-Oerlikon train station: 1 min walk to hotel

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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.

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Linking Switzerland together Switzerland is easy to travel through connecting via rail, road and waterways. This year our brochure moves throughout the destinations of Switzerland using the puzzle key to show how to link each destination to the next.

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Zurich

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

$174

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

Zurich Airport

Accommodation options for Zurich

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Price includes: • Accommodation with private facilities • Breakfast daily • Service charges, taxes and VAT • Child rates on application

Accommodation options

ZURICH airport  Radisson Blu 

per person per night, low season, twin share

ZURICH | COMFORT INN ROYAL 

Prices from

$183

per person per night, low season, twin share

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

$228

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

$182

per person per night, low season, twin share

ZURICH AIRPORT  NH ZURICH AIRPORT 

per person per night, low season, twin share

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

$277

per person per night, low season, twin share

ZURICH | B2 Boutique Hotel + Spa  This hotel provides stylish rooms in a former brewery. Guests can enjoy the wellness area, including a roof-top swimming pool at an additional charge. Prices from

$262

per person per night, low season, twin share

ZURICH | Steigenberger Bellerive au Lac + Centrally-located on the banks of Lake Zurich, this boutique hotel offers tastefully designed rooms, furnished by the famous architect Tilla Theus in the style of the 1920s. Prices from

$208

per person per night, low season, twin share

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

$117

per person per night, low season, twin share

gETTING Around Zurich

Zurich Airport to Zurich Hotels (Approximate prices paid locally in CHF)

Via Shuttle: ca. 25 min 

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Other routes in Zurich: Zurich Airport - Zurich Main Train Station

Via Train: ca. 25 min

from AUD 12 / 1 Person

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


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Day Tours From Zurich

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

Day Tours FROM Zurich 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

Lucerne Folklore 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 independent train trip 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. Experience the views of Zurich!

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.

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Duration: 2 hours

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Summer: Departs: Daily 9:45 a m., 12 p m. & 2 p.m. (3 Apr - 18 Oct 2015*) Winter: Departs 12 p m. (19 Oct 2015 - 31 Mar 2016)

Departs: Daily 9:45 a m., 12 p.m. & 2 p.m. (1 Apr 2015 - 31 Mar 2016*)

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 3,454 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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Departs Zurich 8:30 a.m. Wed-Sun (1-30 Apr 2015, 1 Oct - 30 Nov 2015), Daily (1 May - 30 Sep 2015), Fri-Sun ( 1 Dec 2015 - 31 Mar 2016) Zurich Trolley© swiss-image.ch

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Zurich Combo Tour Duration: At least 4 hours

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Lucerne Folklore Tour Duration: 9 hours

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Departs: Daily 9:45 a.m., 12 p.m. & 2 p m. (1 Apr 2015 - 31 Mar 2016*)

Departs: Daily 10 a.m. (1 Apr - 31 Oct 2015)

The Great Tour of Zurich

Mt. Pilatus The Golden Roundtrip

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 unescorted cruise on the Lake of Zurich. 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. Great Tour of Zurich Duration: Approx. 3 - 4 ¼hours

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Departs: Daily 11a.m. (1 Apr 2015 - 31 Mar 2016) Rapperswil © swiss-image.ch

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. 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. Please Note: The cable cars/gondolas are closed for maintenance during 2-13 Nov 2015.

Mount Pilatus - The Golden Roundtrip 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). *Block-out dates apply - 12 Apr, 13 Apr, 19 Apr 1 May & 29 Aug 2015 All tours depart from Sihlquai Bus Terminal which is 200m from Zurich Main Train Station, right opposite Hotel Walhalla (refer to map on page 38). No hotel pick-up available. Hans Meier reserves the right to cancel any tours due to lack of demand.


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Day Tours FROM Zurich 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 29 May - 24 Oct 2015) to the sunny terrace of ‘Mt. First’ at 2,168m 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 motor-coach to historical Central Switzerland and the city of Lucerne for a brief tour to see the main sights. 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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Departs Zurich: 8:30 a m. Wed-Sun (1-30 Apr 2015, 1 Oct - 30 Nov 2015), Daily (1 May - 30 Sep 2015), Fri-Sun (1 Dec 2015 - 31 Mar 2016)

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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Departs: Daily 11 a.m. (1 Apr 2015 - 31 Mar 2016 ) Vaduz Castle, Liechtenstein

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

Engelberg Tour

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Departs Zurich 10 a m. Daily: 1 Apr - 1 Nov 2015, 14 Nov 2015 - 31 Mar 2016 (Except 2-13 Nov 2015)

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 2,061 metres. See the most magnificent mountain backdrop of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau! Time for lunch (at own expense), relax or do some hiking on the well-signed hiking trails. The unaccompanied trip back-down to the valley follows the north-west slopes of the Eiger to the famous resort of Grindelwald. (During winter season the tour is fullyguided, 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, to board the aerial cableway for a 45-minute journey from the greenvalley bottom to the high alpine glacier region at 3,020m 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

Departs Zurich: 8:30 a.m. Wed-Sun (1-30 Apr 2015, 1 Oct - 30 Nov 2015), Daily (1 May - 30 Sep 2015), Fri-Sun (1 Dec 2015 - 31 Mar 2016) Lauterbrunnen

Lucerne Tour

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Departs Zurich 10 a m. Daily: 1 Apr - 1 Nov 2015, 14 Nov 2015 - 31 Mar 2016 (Except 2-13 Nov 2015) Engelberg

Mount Titlis © Lucerne Tourism

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, opposite Hotel Walhalla (refer to map on page 38). No hotel pick-up available. Hans Meier reserves the right to cancel any tours due to lack of demand.

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Interlaken - Grindelwald

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


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Lucerne at THE Waldstätterhof

Lucerne at THE Wilden Mann

3 Days - 2 Nights

3 Days - 2 Nights

Hotel WaldstätterhoF 

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Hotel Waldstätterhof, Standard room

Located close to the City Centre, just a few metres from Lucerne Train Station. 80 rooms, all with private facilities, tea & coffee making facilities, phone, TV and alarm clock.

Hotel Wilden Mann 

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• 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) per person served at the hotel’s restaurant • Tea & coffee making facilities • Service charges, taxes and VAT

• 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 entree, main course and dessert plus glass of house wine per person served at the hotel’s restaurant • 2 hour 1st-class boat cruise on Lake Lucerne • Service charges, taxes and VAT

Located in the picturesque Old Town of Lucerne. 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!

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 This package is not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.

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Lucerne In Style at THE Wilden Mann 3 Days - 2 Nights Price includes:

Hotel Waldstätterhof, Above: Room; Below left: Lobby; Below right: Exterior

Hotel Wilden Mann, Restaurant

• 2 nights accommodation at 4-star Hotel Wilden Mann in a junior suite with private facilities & breakfast daily • Small bottle of champagne delivered to your room • Lucerne chocolate souvenir • One 3-course dinner with entree, main course and dessert plus glass of house wine per person served at the hotel’s restaurant • Guided City Walk (Departs daily in Summer - 1 May - 31 Oct 2015; Wed & Sat in Winter - 1 Jan - 30 Apr 2015) • Service charges, taxes and VAT  This package is not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.

Hotel Wilden Mann, Room

Junior Suite

Lucerne in Style at the Wilden Mann Prices from: 1 Jan - 30 Apr 2015

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Swiss Transport Museum, Lucerne 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. These package are not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.


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Lucerne

Accommodation options for Lucerne

Lucerne | Des Alpes  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. Prices From Old Town Room

$96

Swiss Transport Museum

per person per night, low season, twin share

Lucerne | Ameron Flora  Close to the Kapell Bridge and train station. 161 rooms all with mountain views, modernly-furnished with private facilities, minibar and satellite TV. Prices from

$143

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

$208

Swiss Chocolate Adventure The Swiss Museum of Transport has a new attraction. A multimedia theme world, the Swiss Chocolate Adventure, developed in conjunction with the Lindt Chocolate Competence Foundation, opened in June 2014. This new experience shows you interesting facts about the origin, production and transport of chocolate. It illustrates the entire value creation and transport chains from the cultivation of the cocoa bean and the transport to Switzerland up to the manufacture and sale of the finished chocolate product.

per person per night, low season, twin share

Lucerne | ART Deco Hotel Montana  Modern Art Deco style hotel, minutes from both the Old Town and the rail station. 65 rooms all with private facilities, phone and TV.

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The past, present and future of transport and mobility on land, sea and in the air; the principles of telecommunication are seen here. Discover more than 3,000 displays covering approximately 20,000m2 which testify to a moving histor y and heralds future challenges in transport and communication.


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Lucerne in style

Luxury options for Lucerne

Lucerne | Palace Luzern

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The Chapel Bridge Today, the Chapel Bridge runs from the Lucerne Theatre on the southern bank of the Reuss to St. Peter’s Chapel at Rathausquai, zigzagging as it passes the older Water Tower. Built in the middle of the 14th century, the Chapel Bridge rests on stone columns beneath the river’s surface. Originally, the bridge was a part of Lucerne’s fortifications. The series of triangular paintings under the eaves of their rooftop decorating the Chapel Bridge was created in the first quarter of the 17th century. Municipal clerk and scholar Renward Cysat developed the concept. Artist Hans Wägmann painted the pictures and councilman Hans Rudolf von Sonnenberg wrote the accompanying text. The images show scenes illustrating the history of Lucerne and Switzerland, as well as legends from the lives of city patrons Mauritius and Leodegar. Unfortunately, a fire on 18 August, 1993, destroyed a large portion of the bridge and the paintings.

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

Prices From Standard HILL SIDE

$354

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Lucerne | Grand National

The rooms and suites offer views of the city or the lake. Some rooms have Italian marble floors, walls covered with luxurious silk wallpaper, hand-woven carpets and comfortable sofas and chairs upholstered with the finest materials. Prices From

$294

per person per night, low season, twin share

Lucerne | Schweizerhof

City tour options Lucerne - Guided City Walk Visit world-famous sights such as the Chapel Bridge with the octagonal Water Tower, the Jesuit Church and the KKL Luzern (Culture and Convention Centre Lucerne). On the tour you will learn important facts about the history of Lucerne and the everyday life of its residents. Discover hidden alleys, visit town squares teeming with activity and even catch a glimpse of the city’s “crown,” the Musegg Wall. Duration: 2 hours Purchase from Lucerne Tourist Information Office

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This hotel is situated directly on the shore of Lake Lucerne, only a 5-minute walk from the train station and the old town. Lucerne’s legendary luxury hotel was built in the 1870s by César Ritz and Auguste Escoffier. Today it still provides highest-quality accommodation.

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This family-owned hotel is located right in the Old Town of Lucerne, next to the lake. It offers a spa area and elegant rooms with period furniture. All rooms were recently renovated and are individually furnished. All rooms feature a coffee/tea maker and satellite TV.

Prices From Standard HILL SIDE

$336

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Day Tours From Lucerne Sightseeing options departing from Lucerne - For more detailed information about all day tours from Lucerne visit www.holidaysonlocation.com

Day Tours From Lucerne

Left-to-right: Images of Lucerne © Luzern Tourism

Interlaken - Grindelwald

Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe 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 to 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 your return to Lucerne. Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe

Duration: 9½ hours

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Interlaken - Grindelwald

Duration: 9½ hours

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107

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Eiger - Jungfrau Glacier Panorama View The excursion commences 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 (2,061m). Here you will find yourself in front of the most magnificent mountain backdrop of Mt Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau! Time for lunch (at 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 fullyguided down to Grindelwald). Return to Lucerne. Eiger - Jungfrau Glacier Panorama View Prices From

Duration: 9½ hours

Adult

Child

151

76

Departs Lucerne, Wed-Sun 9:30 a.m. (1-30 Apr 2015, 1 Oct - 30 Nov 2015), Daily 9:30 a m. (1 May - 30 Sep 2015), Fri-Sun 9:30 a.m. (1 Dec 2015 - 31 Mar 2016)

Mount Titlis Glacier Paradise

Mount Pilatus - The Golden Round trip (Reverse)

An adventure excursion to the highest vantage point in Central Switzerland. A ride in a deluxe motor-coach 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.

down by cableway. In lieu thereof you will receive a lunch voucher valid at the restaurants at Mt. Pilatus.

Mount Titlis - Glacier Paradise

Mount Pilatus - The Golden Round trip (Reverse) Prices From

Duration: 5½ hours

Adult

Child

178

145

Summer: Departs Lucerne, daily 11:15 a m.(1 Apr - 31 Oct 2015) Winter: Departs Lucerne, daily 11:15 a m. (1 Nov 2015, 14 Nov 2015 - 31 Mar 2016)

A short guided coach ride from Lucerne takes you to Kriens, your starting point for the Golden Round Trip. Travel independently by panorama gondola and aerial cableway to the summit of Mount Pilatus. Enjoy the ride in the brand-new cabins in the upper section which give passengers the impression of flying thanks to their cockpit-like design and large windows. A impressive panorama of 73 Alpine peaks and countless lakes awaits you on Mount Pilatus, 2,132 metres above sea level. A ride on the world’s steepest cogwheel railway then takes you down to Alpnachstad, where you enjoy a 1¼ hour cruise to Lucerne. *Winter period: Cogwheel railway and boat not operating – both up and

Duration: 6 hours

Adult

Child

164

82

Departs Lucerne, Summer: Daily 11:15 a.m. (9 May - 18 Oct 2015) *Winter period: 11:15 a.m. (1 Apr - 8 May 2015, 19 Oct - 1 Nov 2015, 14 Nov 2015- 31 Mar 2016)

All escorted coach tours have meeting point at Frankenstrasse (next to McDonalds) opposite the Lucerne Tourist Information Office. 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. Hans Meier reserves the right to cancel any tours due to lack of demand.

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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 29 May - 24 Oct 2015) to the sunny terrace of ‘Mt. First’ at 2,168m is recommended for a breathtaking panorama of the Bernese Alps. Return to Lucerne late afternoon.


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Mount Titlis Resort

LUCERNE

MOUNTAIN EXPERIENCES Mt Titlis Rotair

Engelberg

Switzerland Holidays

Snow-sure and world-famous Engelberg is located at the centre of Switzerland at approximately 1,000 metres above sea level. This historical village with its abbey is a popular destination worldwide and offers quality of life and alpine adventure for the whole family year-round: • Biggest and most snow-sure ski area in Central Switzerland • Glacier skiing at 3,000m • Ski season from October to May • One of the most-beautiful offpiste and free-ride regions in the Alps • Glacier park with glacier cave (open summer and winter) • 18-hole panoramic golf course • Biking and hiking tours • Horse-drawn carriage-rides year-round

Mount Titlis Resort

Accommodation option for Engelberg The "village in a village" is located right next to the TITLIS Cableways Valley Station, just a stone's throw from the train station and the village centre. The resort provides all the necessary facilities for summer and winter guests: • Ski-room with lockable ski-storage • Parking space in the garage for each apartment • Private “Day spa” with sauna, steam bath, whirlpool, relaxing bed etc. • Free Wi-Fi in all holiday apartments The architecture of the TITLIS Resort is characterized by its simple Alpine style. Constructed using stone and timber from the region, the TITLIS Resort blends in perfectly with the Engelberg mountain landscape. The spacious studios and apartments offer excellent 4-star plus living conditions with a touch of modern mountain romanticism.

Mount Titlis Resort, Engelberg

HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES Resort Services

Enjoy the local scenery on a ride in the horse-drawn open-carriage and enjoy a romantic, relaxing sleigh-ride around Engelberg. “Kutscherei Hurschler” offers diverse rides and tours - for example, a ride during the day with a stop for coffee, or an evening ride with a restaurant stop.

Engelberg

To ensure that guests have everything they need, the resort offers a range of services.

Mount Titlis Resort, Engelberg

Reception The reception is located on the ground floor of house no. 4. The reception area includes a shop, lounge, coffee machine (chargeable) and a free glacier water dispenser. Breakfast service Offering a wide selection of breakfast treats, including braided breads and fruit jams. Simply complete the order form and hand it in the day before. Your breakfast basket will be ready and waiting at your door by 7 a.m. the following morning.

Shopping in the Resort Whether you need gel for your fondue burner, coffee granules, firewood or washing detergent, the Reception stocks a small selection of useful products that you can purchase in the TITLIS Resort. Day Passes Avoid the queues at the TITLIS Valley Station ticket desks and head directly to the slopes: guests can also purchase ski passes for the Engelberg - TITLIS ski area at the reception.

Public Wellness Area Public Wellness Area with sauna, steam bath, herbal bath, shower experience, foot bath, relaxing zone and garden. Enjoy cycling in Engelberg during summer

Mount Titlis Glacier Walk Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation.


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Mount Titlis Resort

Accommodation option for Mount Titlis - Minimum stays for this property*

Mount Titlis Resort

Left-to-right: Images of Mount Titlis Resort, Engelberg

Stay in Engelberg 5 Days / 4 Nights Price Includes

Stay in Engelberg at the Mt Titlis Resort 5 Days / 4 Nights Prices from:

One-bedroom apartment

2 May – 21 Aug 2015.

780 per person

Two & Three bedroom apartments are also available. Contact our office for further details. Living Area of an apartment, Mount Titlis Resort

Studio Flats

One-bedroom Apartments Two-bedroom Apartments

Three-bedroom Apartments

Comfortably furnished with modern amenities. Combined living/sleeping area with kitchen and dining area. These studio flats are equipped with the latest devices and state-of-theart technology. In the evening, the sofa can be easily converted into a comfortable double bed. • Living/sleeping area with sofa bed • Kitchen • Dining area • Balcony or patio • Bath with shower

Plenty of space for two or for a small family. With a large living area in which to chat, relax and play. For families of four, the sofa in the lounge can be easily converted into a double bed with a comfortable feather mattress. Equipped with high-quality devices and state-of-the-art technology. • Lounge and dining area with open-plan kitchen • 1 bedroom with double bed • Balcony or patio • Bath with shower or bathtub

Perfect for a relaxing family holiday. Open-plan living area. Includes two separate bedrooms. Even more space: for groups of five or six people, the sofa in the lounge can be easily converted into a comfortable double bed in the evening. • Lounge and dining area with open-plan kitchen • 1 bedroom with double bed • 1 bedroom with two single beds • Balcony or patio • 1 bath with shower • 1 bath with bathtub

Plenty of room for a holiday with friends or a large family. Three separate bedrooms. For groups of seven or eight people, the sofa in the lounge can be easily converted into a double bed with a comfortable mattress. • Lounge and dining area with open-plan kitchen • 1 bedroom with double bed • 2 bedrooms, each with two single beds • Balcony or patio • 1 bath with shower • 1 bath with bathtub

Studio Flat - living area

One-bedroom Apartment - bedroom

Two-bedroom Apartment - bedroom

Three-bedroom Apartment - bedroom

Studio Flat - bathroom

One-bedroom Apartment - bathroom

Two-bedroom Apartment - bathroom

Three-bedroom Apartment - bathroom

Price are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation. Apartment room photographs may not be specific to the actual room occupied. * Contact our office for further information regarding minimum stays.

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The Mt Titlis Resort holiday apartments offer plenty of space in which to relax. The large, bright living area with its open-plan kitchen is perfect for evening gettogethers with friends. From the balcony or patio, you can enjoy sweeping views of Engelberg, TITLIS and the surrounding mountain landscape. The apartments are all very-well equipped. Free WLAN is available in all apartments and buildings in the TITLIS Resort.

• 4 nights accommodation in a one-bedroom apartment • Cleaning, linen and towels • Mt Titlis excursion and Ice Flyer • Service Charges & taxes


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Interlaken

LUCERNE

INTERLAKEN

View over Interlaken from Harder Kulm © Jungfrau Railways

Interlaken at THE Carlton-Europe 3 Days - 2 Nights

Hotel Carlton-Europe 

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Hotel Carlton-Europe, Bedroom

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

OST

Interlaken at THE KREBS 3 Days - 2 Nights or 4 Days - 3 Nights

Hotel Krebs 

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Price includes:

Price includes:

• Welcome drink on arrival • 2 nights accommodation at 3-star Hotel Carlton-Europe in a relaxed superior room with private facilities • Spa Access in the hotel • Free parking • 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 • Souvenir gift on departure (1 per room) • Interlaken Visitors Tax • Service charges, taxes and VAT

• 2 or 3 nights accommodation in room with private facilities & breakfast daily • A dinner at the hotels restaurant per person • A (30 mins) horse-drawn carriage-ride • Service charges, taxes & VAT

 This package is not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. Hotel Carlton-Europe, Exterior View

Relaxed Superior Room

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

Hotel Krebs, Bedroom

This traditional hotel is located in the centre of Interlaken, close to the Interlaken West train station. All rooms are modernly furnished. The restaurant serves Swiss specialities and from the terrace you can enjoy superb views of the mountains of the Bernese Oberland.

 This package is not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.

Interlaken at The Krebs INT- KREB-15 Prices from: Seasons

3 Days / 2 Nights

1 – 24 Apr 2015, 21 Oct– 24 Dec 2015, 4 Jan – 31 Mar 2016

381

562

27 Apr– 12 Jun 2015, 20 Sep 2015 – 4 Jan 2016

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13 Jun – 19 Sep 2015

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Christmas and New Year periods - rates on application. DLX= Deluxe

Interlaken at The Krebs INT- KREB-15 Prices from: Seasons

4 Days / 3 Nights

2 Jan - 31 Mar 2015, 1 Nov - 23 Dec 2015

311

407

1 – 24 Apr 2015, 21 Oct– 24 Dec 2015, 4 Jan – 31 Mar 2016

553

792

1 Apr - 31 May 2015, 1-31 Oct 2015

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1 Jun - 30 Sep 2015, 24 Dec 2015 - 2 Jan 2016

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13 Jun – 19 Sep 2015

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Christmas and New Year periods - rates on application. DLX= Deluxe

Individual Night Rates at Hotel Carlton-Europe include:

• Breakfast daily • Welcome Drink • Service charges, taxes and VAT

Hotel Krebs, Bedroom Hotel Carlton-Europe, Lobby

Hotel Carlton-Europe ****

Classic Room

Superior Room

Nightly tariff Prices from: 2 Jan - 31 Mar 2015, 1 Nov - 23 Dec 2015

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167

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191

1 Apr - 31 May 2015, 1-31 Oct 2015

135

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207

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215

Child policy, when sharing with two adults: 0-5yrs - free of charge. 6-11yrs - 50% off adult rate. 12-15yrs - 25% off adult rate.

Left: Hotel Carlton Europe, Exterior; Right: Hotel Krebs, Exterior View 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 These packages are not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.


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Interlaken View over Interlaken from Harder Kulm © Jungfrau Railways

Interlaken

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Accommodation options for Interlaken

Apartment option for Interlaken

interlaken | City Oberland  Superior

interlaken | Swiss Inn Hotel & Apartments 

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Located in the heart of Interlaken, 5 minutes walk from Interlaken-West Railway Station. 191 rooms each with private facilities and cable TV.

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interlaken | Interlaken 

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$141

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This apart’otel is set in a residential area, a 3-minute walk from the city centre and 250 metres from the Interlaken West harbour. 14 rooms and self-catering apartments all with a TV and a private bathroom. Free WiFi is also available.

per person per night, low season, twin share

interlaken | Du Nord 

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Centrally-located and only a five minute walk to the town centre. The bedrooms each offer private facilities, hairdryer, cable-TV, phone, Internet connection.

$148

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


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Mountain Experiences

INTERLAKEN

MOUNTAIN EXPERIENCES Lauterbrunnen

Mountain Experiences | Grindelwald / Lauterbrunnen Accommodation options for Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen

Grindelwald | Derby + Traditional hotel located near the railway station for trips to the Jungfraujoch. 70 rooms all with private facilities. Restaurant, bar, sauna and solarium. Prices from

Switzerland Holidays

Wetterhorn View

$135

per person per night, low season, twin share

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

$138

per person per night, low season, twin share

Bernese Oberland Sail boats roll and excursion steamers leave their wakes on the turquoise waters of Lakes Thun and Brienz. On the shores, in tributary valleys and on sunny ledges, you’ll discover picturesque villages of richly-decorated chalets and guest houses in what surely is the embodiment of Swiss-style comfort and serenity. Kleine Scheidegg, Schilthorn, Lauberhorn and Männlichen have skiing on top-flight downhill runs in the higher reaches of the Alps.

Grindelwald | Kreuz & Post  Ce n t r a l l y - l o c a t e d , opposite t h e Grindelwald Railway Station. 42 rooms all with private facilities, radio, telephone, minibar and hair dryer. Prices from

$177

per person per night, low season, twin share

Lauterbrunnen | Silberhorn 

Delight in the best local art, in castles that are silent witnesses to wealth gone-by, and in lovingly restored hotel palaces from the early days of tourism. Deep, dark forests end at the foot of rocky peaks, while cows graze under the ancient alpine maple trees, mountain lakes like jewels reflect towering white peaks, and above it all reigns the majestic chain of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau!

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

Thun

$116

per person per night, low season, twin share

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

Lauterbrunnen

Left-to-right: Postal-bus travelling through the Bernese Oberland; Lauterbrunnen © 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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Mountain Experiences | Mürren Accommodation options for Mürren

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

$116

per person per night, low season, twin share

Mürren | Eiger 

The Jungfrau Railway 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”.

Prices from

$182

per person per night, low season, twin share

© Jungfrau Railways

J u n g f r a u R a i lway – A Pioneering Work 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.

Jungfrau Region VIP Pass Map Red Lines: FREE travel for the length of your Pass. Dotted Red Line: FREE single trip up the world-famous Jungfraujoch cogwheel-railway. Refer to page 10 for pricing

© Jungfrau Railways

Lindt Swiss Chocolate Heaven 

NEW

at Top of Europe The Lindt Swiss Chocolate Heaven makes the experience on the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe even sweeter. The world’s highest-altitude Lindt-Experience Shop offers a wide selection of Lindt’s finest chocolate. The master chocolatier atelier provides fascinating insights into the art of chocolate production. © Jungfrau Railways

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

Switzerland Holidays

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

Mountain Experiences | Mürren

Mürren


Independent Day Excursions by Train

52 LUCERNE INTERLAKEN MONTREUX ST MORITZ ZERMATT DAY EXCURSIONS

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

Independent Day Excursions by Train Independent train excursions from Lucerne & Montreux

Train excursions from Lucerne Prices From

Golden Round Trip Mt. Pilatus Summer - 15 Apr - 17 Nov 2015

Mount Rigi - Including boat to Vitznau plus cogwheel train 1 Apr 15 - 31 Mar 16

Mount Titlis - Ice Flyer Chair lift to Titlis Glacier Park 1 Apr - 1 Nov 2015, 14 Nov 2015 - 31 Mar 2016

1st Class

2nd Class

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170

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152

99

199

83

167

137

273

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1/2 fare applies when a passenger travels with a valid Swiss Card / Swiss Pass, conditions apply.

Mt Titlis - Ice Flyer Chair lift to Titlis Glacier Park

Mt Pilatus: Golden Round Trip Visit Mt. Pilatus during the Summer Season (15 April - 17 November 2015)

From Lucerne board the boat to Alpnachstad and then take the steepest cogwheel train in the world up to Mount Pilatus at 2,132m! On the return journey take the cable car/gondola down to Kriens and further by bus back to Lucerne.

From the mountain resort of Engelberg in Central Switzerland, board the aerial cableway for a 45-minute journey from the green valley bottom to the high alpine glacier region at 3,020m 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. Train excursions departing Montreux Prices From

1st Class ½ Fare Full Fare

Chocolate Train - Ticket and seat reservation including visit to a chocolate and cheese factory and a castle. Mon, Wed & Thu (1 May - 30 Jun 2015 & 1 Sep - 31 Oct 2015) Daily (1 Jul - 31 Aug 2015):

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Mount Rigi Take the public train to Arth-Goldau. From Mt. Rigi Railway Station continue further on by cogwheel train up to Mt. Rigi (1,800m). 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.

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

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


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Independent Day Excursions by Train

Independent train excursions from Interlaken, St. Moritz and Zermatt

Train excursions departing Interlaken Prices from

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Schilthorn (via Stechelberg) James Bond Mountain

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

1/2 fare applies when a passenger travels with a valid Swiss Card / Swiss Pass, conditions apply.

1/2 fare applies when a passenger travels with a valid Swiss Card / Swiss Pass, conditions apply.

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

Jungfraujoch Depart Interlaken by train to Kleine Scheidegg via Lauterbrunnen. This unique round-trip by modern cogwheel railway takes you first to Kleine Scheidegg, altitude 2,061 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. The trip continues through the Eiger tunnel to Eigerwand and Eismeer stations, with a five-minute halt at each. Arrive on the Jungfraujoch, in the heart of a glorious 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.

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Schilthorn Commence 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 Birg) to the top of Schilthorn – Piz Gloria at 2,970m. Enjoy the views of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau and on more than 200 other summits, glaciers and lakes from the big terrace! Alternatively 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!

Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

Schynige Platte Travel from Interlaken Ost to the neighbouring village of Wilderswil. Continue 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

Gornergrat 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!

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 3,883m! Experience the world below the perennial ice, with its ice sculptures and glacier displays, geology and the wine in Zermatt. Finish your excursion with a visit to the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, the highest viewing platform in Europe!

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.

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Lake Geneva Region

INTERLAKEN

Lake Geneva Region

The Lemanic Arc is the region on the north side of Geneva Lake also Lake Léman, stretching out from Geneva to Lausanne and Montreux. Its’ parts are Geneva, La Côte, Lausanne, Lavaux, La Riviera, Vevey and Montreux. The cantons of Geneva and Vaud have a collaboration programme named Métropole lémanique.

LAKE GENEVA REGION Left-to-right: Olympic Museum statues, Lausanne, Lavaux Wine region © swiss-image.ch;

Lausanne

Accommodation options for Lausanne

the Olympic Museum

Lausanne | Au Lac 

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The Lausanne Olympic Museum has the most-prestigious collection of Olympic objects in the world: sports equipment, torches, medals, mascots, posters, stamps and coins, pins, official outfits and ceremony costumes, not forgetting a rare collection of statuettes, vases, amphorae and jewels which bear witness to the splendour of the Ancient Games, nor the numerous souvenirs recalling the life and work of Baron Pierre de Coubertin! After 20 months of transformation, the Olympic Museum reopened to the public mid-December 2013. With its new exhibition areas, its encourages visitors to delve into the history, legacy, dreams, challenges and values which have combined to make the Olympic Movement what it is today. In addition to the exhibitions, a variety of cultural programmes are on offer.

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

$141

per person per night, low season, twin share

Lausanne | A la Gare  This hotel is located directly beside Lausanne’s Central Station and provides free WiFi. Amenities include flat-screen cable TV, laptop safe, kettle and hairdryer. Prices from

$128

per person per night, low season, twin share

Lausanne | AGora Swiss Night  Located in a quiet area of the city, the hotel is a short walk from the train station. 147 rooms all feature large windows, coffee/ tea-making facilities & flat-screen TV. Prices from

$241

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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Geneva 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

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Accommodation options for Geneva

Accommodation near Geneva Airport

Geneva | Strasbourg 

Geneva Airport  NH Geneva Airport

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

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Geneva | Cornavin 

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2km from the airport and railway station. 189 rooms all with private facilities, minibar, phone, TV. Restaurant, bar, and parking.

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Geneva | Royal Manotel 

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Geneva | N’vY Manotel 

Close to the Geneva Train Station and the Old Town. 202 elegant rooms each feature rich fabrics and high-quality beds. Tea and coffee making facilities. Prices from

$134

per person per night, low season, twin share

Geneva | Bristol + Recently renovated, the hotel is a 15-minute walk from the central Geveva. The stylish rooms each have a flat-screen HD TV, and Wi-Fi internet access.

The hotel is situated in the centre of Geneva, facing the quiet Mont Blanc Square and only at a few steps away from the lake and the main train station.

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


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

Chocolate Train Montreux Montreux to Broc

Accommodation options for Montreux

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

$146

per person per night, low season, twin share

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On board the Chocolate train © STS swiss-image.ch

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

Montreux | Grand Hotel Suisse Majestic  A belle époque style hotel, built in 1870. The hotel which has 150 rooms, is situated in the heart of Montreux overlooks the alps and Lake Geneva. Prices From CITY VIEW ROOM

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per person per night, low season, twin share

Montreux | Eurotel Riveria  Located on the banks of Lake Geneva, the hotel is only 300m from the railway and boat stations. 152 stylishly furnished rooms all with private facilities. Prices from

$177

per person per night, low season, twin share

Chillon Castle - Château de Chillon 3 km from Montreux

Château de Chillon The Château de Chillon (Chillon Castle) is an island castle located on the shore of Lake Geneva in the commune of Veytaux, at the eastern end of the lake, 3 km from Montreux. The castle consists of 100 independent buildings that were gradually connected to become the building as it stands today. Contact the Montreux Tourist Office for further details.

THE HISTORY OF CHILLON 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. 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.

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

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VevEy

Charlie Chaplin

Accommodation options for Vevey

Lake Geneva Region

Left-to-right: Statue of Charlie Chaplin, in Vevey near Montreux; Vevey

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VevEy | Astra Vevey  Centrally-located, the hotel is situated close to the train station Free Wi-Fi is available. All rooms have cable TV, minibar, and tea/coffee-making facilities. Prices from

$141

per person per night, low season, twin share

VevEy | Hôtel des Trois Couronnes 

Prices from

$359

When Charlie Chaplin (London, 1889 - Vevey 1977) presented his film “Limelight” while on a European tour, he was denied reentry to the USA - because of McCarthyism.

per person per night, low season, twin share

Rocher-De-Nayes

From Montreux, climb by cog railway to this viewpoint that offers panorama over Lake Geneva

The Trip to Rocher-De-Nayes Rochers de Naye is located well above the high pastures. Up high, you can see the railway line if you look up at the mountain from the lakeside at Montreux. The cog wheel railway will take you there in less than an hour and you will be able to see Lake Geneva from the rocky terrace on the summit.

The train departs every hour from Montreux Station. It climbs through the meadows and fields to Glion and Caux where proud, elegant hotels dating from the Belle Époque period, sit above the lake. This is not the end of the line, as it then continues towards the Jaman Pass and onwards to the rocky summit.

Contact the Montreux Tourist Office for further details.

Marmots At “Marmottes Paradis” you can see marmots. They can often be heard whistling briefly but can only rarely be seen when in the wild. In the park, you will be able to observe six different types of marmots. They can be found in Europe, Asia and America. An exhibition of the 14 species of marmots from around the world will enable you to discover, among other things, the inside of a burrow.

He decided to settle in Vevey, along with his wife and children, four of whom were born in Switzerland. The family stayed in the Manoir de Ban in Corsier, a mansion in the neoclassical style of 1840, and which is set in a vast 14 hectare park with century-old trees. His children attended the public school. At the peak of his fame, Charlie Chaplin starred in “A King in New York” (1957) and “A Countess from Hong Kong” (1967), which he also directed. Manoir de Ban is planned to accommodate the Charlie Chaplin Museum dedicated to his life and his world. A three-hour tour through a history filled with sensitivity, revelation, excitement and emotion showcasing Charlie Chaplin’s mythical mansion and a brand new exhibition hall in the centre of a 14-hectare domain as proposed. Musuem Opening planned for spring 2016

Contact the Montreux Tourist Office for further details.

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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The hotel was founded in 1842 and welcomed heads of state, royalty and important personalities in its unique Belle Époque atmosphere. All of the rooms are spacious and individually decorated. Most of them feature private balconies and breathtaking views of the Lake of Geneva and the Alps!

Charlie Chaplin, actor, screenwriter and film producer, and the famous tramp in the film “Modern Times”, lived in the Manoir de Ban in Vevey. A statue by the lake commemorates the 25 years he spent here.


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Zermatt

LAKE GENEVA REGION

ZERMATT 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 the railway station. 59 rooms, all with private facilities, minibar, phone, TV and balcony. Prices from

$141

per person per night, low season, twin share

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Hotel Butterfly facade

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

$121

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Zermatt

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

$195

per person per night, low season, twin share

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

$172

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. All rooms include private facilities, hair dryer, flatscreen TV & safe. Prices from

$186

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 all with private facilities, minibar, TV, radio and bar. Prices from

$166

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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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 railway station. Offering 66 luxurious rooms with wellness facilities and free Wi-Fi. Restaurant and bar.

$177

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Horse and carriage in Zermatt © Zermatt Tourism

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

$169

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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.

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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.

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To prevent air pollution which could obscure the town's view of the Matterhorn, the entire town is a combustion engine car-free zone.

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St. Moritz

ZERMATT

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

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St. Moritz Hotel Plan 1. Hauser 2. Laudinella 3. Soldenella 4. Crystal 5. Steffani 6. Monopol 7. Badrutt’s Palace

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Lunch available from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Hauser’s Chocolate Experience (Reservation required) Tour A: video about the chocolate manufacturing & tasting -Daily, 4-5 p.m.

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Tour B: video about the chocolate manufacturing & make your own chocolate figure

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Hauser’s Hot Stone Dinner Experience 76

Daily, from 6 p.m. (Reservation required)

Grisons Lunch at the Hauser Hotel

Hotel Hauser, Restaurant

Hauser Chocolate Shop

Hauser’s Chocolate Experience

The tour takes you into the production processes of the famous Hauser confectionary house. Start your tour with a video explaining the chocolate making process. Afterwards you will be guided to the production area, where you will see the pastry chef in action – who will offer you different chocolates and mixtures for tasting. Return to the chocolate shop for a chocolate tasting. Receive a chocolate gift as a memento of your visit.

Grisons-style barley soup, followed by “Pizokels” dumpling with diced vegetables, slices of air-dried beef, onions and melted cheese. 200ml of house-wine and still or sparkling: “St. Moritz” table-water. Hotel Hauser, Exterior

Indulge in a Swiss treat....

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Hauser’s Hot Stone Dinner Experience

A fun and healthy dining experience at the Hauser. A entree of your choice will be served before the hot-stone dinner. Cook the meat or seafood and the vegetables on your hot stone and finish off your presentation with sauces, rice and potato wedges. Enjoy this ‘handson’, creative dining-experience. For desert, choose from the home-made cake and ice-cream, fruit salad, or fresh berries. 200ml of house wine, together with ‘Moritz’ still or sparkling table-water are included with your meal. Bon appétit!


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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

ST. MORITZ | Laudinella 

Luxury Accommodation in St. Moritz

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163 recently-renovated rooms all with private facilities, hairdryer, telephone, TV, radio, safe, internet via Wi-Fi. Prices from

$160

per person per night, low season, twin share

ST. MORITZ | SoldAnella 

DORF

Prices from

$160

per person per night, low season, twin share City tax to be paid locally

ST. MORITZ | CRYSTAL 

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

$239

per person per night, low season, twin share

ST. MORITZ | Steffani 

Prices from

$240

per person per night, low season, twin share

DORF

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

$229

per person per night, low season, twin share

Above and Below: Badrutt’s Palace

ST. MORITZ | Monopol 

DORF

Accommodation at the hotel is the last word in elegance and luxury! All rooms have minibar, TV, fax, safe, hairdryer, wireless LAN and in-room facilities Prices from

$229

per person per night, low season, twin share

Glacier Express in St. Moritz © STS RhB

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The majority of the 36 rooms have views 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 1,856 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!


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Lugano

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Accommodation options for Lugano

lugano | Grand Eden 

lugano | Continental Parkhotel  The family-run hotel is located 200 metres from the Lugano railway station. The hotel offers a wide range of room categories.

$141

per person per night, low season, twin share

lugano | International Au Lac  With over 100 years of family tradition, the hotel is the perfect place to stay in Lugano! All rooms have private facilities, colour TV and direct dial telephone.

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.

Prices from

$185

per person per night, low season, twin share

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Bellinzona / Locarno

Accommodation options for Bellinzona and Locarno

Bellinzona / Locarno

Locarno © www.swiss-image.ch

Bellinzona | Hotel & Spa Internazionale  The hotel is situated opposite the main railway station, close to the historic city centre. 60 rooms and 3 suites, all recently renovated, free Wi-Fi and flat screen TV. Prices from

$169

per person per night, low season, twin share

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Locarno | Garni dU Lac 

Prices from

$124

per person per night, low season, twin share

Locarno © www.swiss-image.ch

Wilhelm Tell Express

Lucerne - Flüelen - Locarno/Lugano

From Tell to Ticino: The Wilhelm Tell Express isn’t just another panoramic route. This is where boat and train team up to show you two of Switzerland’s most beautiful regions – Central Switzerland and the canton of Ticino. Wilhelm Tell paddle steamer, Lucerne to Flüelen

After boarding a historic steamer at Lucerne’s quayside, you enjoy a three-course meal in the Belle Epoque floating restaurant while gliding past ancient Swiss sites such as the Rütli Meadow, Schiller Stone and Tell’s Chapel. At Flüelen, you change to a 1st class panorama car for the rail journey to canton Ticino.

Train from Flüelen to the Ticinlo Canton

The train winds its way from 470 to 1100 metres altitude, disappearing into the 15-kilometre Gotthard Tunnel (which dates from the 19th century and took 10 years to build). The train re-emerges on the sun-kissed southern side of the Alps. In the summer season an accompanying guide provides interesting information on the Gotthard region.

William Tell Express - Flüelen Steamer arrival ©STS 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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The hotel is located 200m from the train station, the cable car, the pier and the bus stop. All rooms are non-smoking. Wireless internet is available free of charge.


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Picture Perfect Switzerland

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SWITZERLAND Images of Appenzell © www.swiss-image.ch

Picture Perfect Switzerland

Accommodation options for Appenzell and Brienz

APPENZELL The village of Appenzell is situated in a beautiful landscape of rolling hills. The region is known for its rural customs and traditions such as the ceremonial descent of the cattle in autumn and cultural events such as folk music and rustic dances, as well as hiking tours in the Alpstein region The car-free village beckons with pretty lanes and a myriad of small stores and boutiques that are ideal for shopping and browsing. The facades of the buildings are decorated with frescoes.

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Appenzell festival © www.swiss-image.ch

APPENZELL | Löwen HOTEL  This cosy hotel is centrally-located in Appenzell in eastern Switzerland. Offering comfortable rooms, including 9 typical Appenzeller rooms. Prices from

$133

per person per night, low season, twin share

Appenzell

EVENTS in and around APPENZELL Urnäsch alpine procession In September, farmer families that live on the alps dress in festive traditional costume and move with their cattle back to the valley. The procession walks for hours descending into the valley, and is received by an enthusiastic audience in Urnäsch. The alpine procession is a large festival that enables ancient traditions to come to life again: at the farmers’ market, where one can sample Appenzell cheese and other specialties, with the boys’ choir or with the lively pigs race. Urnäsch alpine procession

Brienz Brienz is located in the middle of charming mountains at the eastern-end of turquoise-coloured Lake Brienz. The cosy village is starting point for excursions to the Bernese Oberland, the Ballenberg Open-air Museum but also to Lucerne or Interlaken or across the nearby Alpine passes. The probably most romantic part of Brienz is the Brunngasse which, having once been awarded the title «most beautiful street in Europe», is well-known abroad. Most of the houses in the street date from the 18th century and are decorated with wood carvings. Brienz, which is well-known as the “village of carving” has a long tradition in wood processing and to this day has a school for carving and violin-making. Brienz © www.swiss-image.ch

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

$117

per person per night, low season, twin share

Things to do in Brienz Open Air Museum Ballenberg Since the 1970s old farmhouses, stables, bakehouses or barns are no longer demolished when they are due to be replaced by modern buildings. Instead, the buildings are dismantled stone by stone, and rebuilt in the Ballenberg Open Air Museum. What began in 1978 with 16 characteristic Swiss buildings, is today an extensive exhibition with about 100 residential and agricultural buildings from all over Switzerland, on a 66 hectare large area: this is the Ballenberg Open Air Museum. The historic buildings and their kitchens, chambers and living rooms illustrate rural life in Switzerland.

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65 Cities & Towns of Switzerland

PICTURE-PERFECT

City Stays, Accommodation & Sightseeing Options for Switzerland

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Located close to a railway station

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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.

ANDERMATT / BASEL / Bern / Brig

Accommodation options for Basel, Bern, Brienz and Brig

ANDERMATT | Monopol-Metropol HOTEL  Centrally-located in Andermatt it is easily accessible by train or by car, the hotel offers functional and spacious accommodations. Free Wi-Fi is available. Prices from

$133

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Price includes: • Accommodation with private facilities • Breakfast daily • Service charges, taxes and VAT • Child rates on application

per person per night, low season, twin share

Andermatt

Basel | Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois 

Prices from

$437

per person per night, low season, twin share

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

$152

per person per night, low season, twin share

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

$111

per person per night, low season, twin share

Basel Town Hall © Basel Tourism

Things to do in Basel The Night watchman’s Secret (book Locally) Public Night Tour

Come along and join Night Watchman Rudolf Streiff, on his evening tour through the quiet streets and narrow lanes of the picturesque old part of Basel known as St. Alban-Vorstadt, also called Basel's "Little Venice". Learn about the adventures, stories and the way of life in the old days of the people of St. Alban-Tal.

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

$131

per person per night, low season, twin share

Bern city festival © Bern Tourism

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

$121

per person per night, low season, twin share

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.

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Located centrally in Basel’s Old Town, this property is one of Europe’s oldest hotels, where such personalities as Napoleon and Picasso have stayed.


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Chur © www.swiss-image.ch

Chur

Accommodation options for Chur

CHUR | DREI KÖnige  In a historic building dating from 1793, the hotel enjoys a quiet location in the Old Town. All rooms feature a flatscreen cable TV, safe and free Wi-Fi. Prices from

$130

per person per night, low season, twin share

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Chur © www.swiss-image.ch

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

$161

per person per night, low season, twin share

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

CHUR | ABC  Centrally-located, this homely yet highclass hotel has 44 rooms. Hotel facilities include breakfast room, steam bath, sauna, exercise room and parking. Prices from

$156

per person per night, low season, twin share

Chur © swiss-image.ch

Bernina Express

One of the most spectacular ways to cross the Alps: the Bernina Express from Chur to Tirano (via St. Moritz) links up regions with different languages and cultures.

On the highest railway across the Alps, the Bernina Express climbs up to the glistening glaciers before descending to the palms of Italy far below. This rail link between Northern and Southern Europe builds bridges between regions with different languages and cultures.

The railway is unique, blending into the alpine landscapes around the Albula and Bernina Passes. The train negotiates the 55 tunnels, 196 bridges and inclines of up to 70 per mille with ease. At the highest point on the RhB, 2,253 metres above sea level, you will find the Ospizio Bernina. Here, visitors can enjoy the Alps at their most impressive. The railway line from Thusis to Tirano has UNESCO World Heritage status.

The Bernina Express (coach) ©RhB

Travel comfortably on the Bernina Express Bus from Tirano to Lugano. Tirano is the departure point for the journey through the picturesque landscape of Valtellina – an Italian valley famous for its wines. Gaze out over pretty bays and charming little fishing villages as you travel along the shores of Lake Como. The narrow roads that hug the shores of Lake Lugano bring us on into Switzerland and our destination, Lugano.

Bernina Express from Tirano to St. Moritz ©RhB

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Crans-Montana / Engelberg / Neuchâtel

Accommodation options for Crans-Montana, Engelberg and Neuchâtel

Crans-Montana | Grand Hotel Du Golf & Palace 

Prices from

$266

per person per night, low season, twin share

Crans-Montana The two neighbouring resorts of Crans and Montana are situated at an altitude of 1500 m on a sun-drenched plateau high above the Rhone Valley. Together they form one of the biggest holiday destinations in the Valais.

ENGELBERG | RAMADA-TREFF Hotel REGINA TITLIS  The 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

$131

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

$125

per person per night, low season, twin share

Engelberg © www.swiss-image.ch

Things to do From Engelberg

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Ice Flyer Flyer

Snow Tubing

Mount Titlis 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.

Neuchâtel | Hotel Touring au Lac  The whotel heart ofi Neuchâtel, ofeternal et ice Fee world rl iso in f ofthe te al ice Fee Feel lik and offers views of the harbour only a th En jo nsn nt ubing i gbat the t he GG 2-minute walk from the historic centre. All rooms have a flat-screen TV.

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The luxurious alpine-style hotel is situated only a 3-minute walk from the main street of Crans Montana. All rooms and suites have a unique view of the 7 acre estate and the golf course, which becomes a cross-country track during winter.

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Crans-Montana; Crans-Montana; Engelberg; Neuchâtel © www.swiss-image.ch


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Left-to-right: Schaffhausen; Solothurn; St Gallen © swissimage.ch

Schaffhausen / Solothurn / st. Gallen

Accommodation options for Schaffhausen, Solothurn and St. Gallen

Schaffhausen | Sorell Rüden  The historic hotel built in 1779 is located in the centre of Schaffhausen’s old town, 2 minutes walking distance from the train station.

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Prices from

$149

per person per night, low season, twin share

Things to do From Schaffhausen

The Rhine Falls Ne u ha u s e n

Stand high above Europe’s largest waterfall, the Rhine Falls near Schaffhausen. Virtually in the middle of the waterfall, visitors stand on platforms that jut-out and partially hover over the Rhine. Wörth and Laufen Castles can be reached by river boat. See page 38 for more details

Solothurn | Ramada Solothurn  The hotel has 100 rooms in the comfort, deluxe and suite categories each equipped with cable TV, LAN access, flat-screen TV, safe and blow dryer. Prices from

$113

per person per night, low season, twin share

st. Gallen | Einstein  The hotel is located next to the UNESCO World Heritage, Monastery District of St. Gallen. It is the leading house of the town and offers 113 rooms and suites. Prices from

$234

per person per night, low season, twin share

st. Gallen | Sorell City Weissenstein  The hotel enjoys a peaceful location at the edge of the pedestrian zone of St. Gallen, close to the historic quarter and the main train station. Free Wi-Fi. Prices from

$156

per person per night, low season, twin share

Things to do in ST. Gallen

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The best way for individual guests and locals to get to know this UNESCO World Heritage city. The town’s knowledgeable multilingual guides tell fascinating stories about St. Gallen, as well as episodes and anecdotes from the past, giving you a comprehensive picture of the city’s splendid history and current achievements. Pay locally. Please note the limited number of participants, therefore a reservation is recommended.

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SWITZERLAND Left-to-right: Basel ©A. Zimmermann; Mallete Cathedral Geneva; Zurich ©swissimage.ch

APARTMENT ACCOMMODATION for Basel, Geneva & Zurich Accommodation options for Basel, Geneva & Zurich

Basel | ADAGIO BASEL 

Apartments of Switzerland

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Found in the heart of Basel, a 10-minute walk from the banks of the Rhine and the historic quarter. Free Wi-Fi and internet access is available. Each apartment includes ironing facilities, safe and a desk. The units also have a full kitchen, microwave, stove and coffee machine, private facilities hairdryer and towel warmer.

$250

per studio (sleeps 2 people) per night, low season

Geneva | ADAGIO Geneva MONT BLANC  Boasting a fantastic location in the heart of Geneva this aparthotel is close to the shopping streets and numerous parks. 102 comfortable luxury 2-person studios and 2-room apartments for 4 people, each fully-equipped and with air conditioning. Free WIFI.

Prices from

$339

per studio (sleeps 2 people) per night, low season

Zurich | EMA house - The Zurich All Suite Hotel  The EMA house features spacious suites in a central location, about less than half a mile from Zurich’s main train station and the University of Zurich. All suites feature a work desk, direct dial phones, fax and internet connection. THERE ARE MULTIPLE EMA HOUSE APARTMENT LOCATIONS IN ZURICH. CONTACT US FOR MORE OPTIONS

Prices from

$315

1-Bedroom apartment (2 people) per night, low season, min. 2 nights Taxes paid locally.

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70 CYCLING IN

INDEPENDENT Cycling tours

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AUSTRIA Summer cycling in Imst © Imst region

The Inn Bicycle Path - Summer 

St. Moritz – Innsbruck | 8 Days / 7 Nights or 7 Days / 6 Nights | Cycling Tour

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)

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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386

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Left-to-right: Enjoying the snow in Zermatt & St Moritz

Zermatt Ski Package

St Moritz Ski Package

5 Days /4 Nights or 8 Days /7 Nights

The car-free village of Zermatt is nestled at the foot of the Matterhorn. One of the most famous mountains in the world offers a fantastic ski resort. The town’s centre still preserves its original charm and is a great base for skiing in the region.

5 Days /4 Nights or 8 Days /7 Nights

Zermatt Ski resort

The challenging slopes of St. Moritz make this resort a true winter paradise. St. Moritz is one of the largest and most beautiful ski resorts in Switzerland and is famous for its skiing, luxury shopping, stylish cafés, breathtaking scenery and a vibrant nightlife.

 Altitude: 1.599-3.820 m  350 km of ski runs in total:  76 km beginner runs  218 km of intermediate runs  56 km of advanced runs

Price Includes:

• 4 or 7 nights accommodation at your choice of hotel in Zermatt • Transfers: Train tickets to/from Zurich airport - Zermatt in second class • Breakfast daily • Ski pass: 3 or 6 days for all ski lifts in Zermatt • Visitor’s tax included

• 4 or 7 nights accommodation at your choice of hotel in Zermatt • Transfers: from/to Zurich airport 8 days: regular transfer, only on Sat 5 days: private transfer, daily • Breakfast daily • Ski pass: 3 or 6 days for all ski lifts in St. Moritz • Visitor’s tax included

Optional:

Optional:

• Half-board on request

St Moritz Ski resort  Altitude: 1.720-3.303 m  350 km of ski runs in total:  70 km beginner runs  245 km of intermediate runs  35 km of advanced runs

• Half-board on request Skiing in Zermatt

5D / 4N

Zermatt Ski Package MI-SKI-ZER Prices from:

8D / 7N

Mont Cervin Palace *****

Snowboarding in St Moritz

St Mortiz Ski Package MI-SKI-MOR Prices from:

5D / 4N

8D / 7N

Art Boutique Hotel Monopol ****

6-19 Dec 2015, 12 Jan - 7 Feb 2016, 22 Mar - 6 Apr 2016 20 Dec 2015 - 11 Jan 2016, 8 Feb - 21 Mar 2016

2949

4052

4850

7073

6-20 Dec 2015, 4 Jan - 7 Feb 2016, 9 Mar - 5 Apr 2016

2467

2712

2628

3059

-

-

5515

7738

21-26 Dec 2015, 8 Feb - 8 Mar 2016

2882

3128

2920

3350

Alpenhof ****

* Prices for Christmas/New Year’s Eve upon request prices per person

20 Nov - 20 Dec 2015, 4-17 Jan 2016, 2-20 Apr 2016

2390

-

3857

-

18 Jan - 7 Feb 2016, 22-28 Feb 2016

2685

-

4386

-

1809

1937

2868

3184

-

-

3034

3351

Mirabeau Hotel & Residence **** 30 Nov - 19 Dec 2015 11 Jan - 7 Feb 2016, 29 Mar - 27 Apr 2016

* Prices for Christmas/New Year’s Eve upon request prices per person

Art Boutique Hotel Monopol ****

Mont Cervin Palace *****

Art Boutique Hotel Monopol **** Exterior Alpenhof ****

Mirabeau Hotel ****

Zermatt with a view of the Matterhorn

Town of St Moritz

Town of St Moritz

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.

Switzerland Holidays

Price Includes:

Ski Package Experience

SKIING IN

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Extended Coach Tours - France

Welcome to France France

is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations offering an abundance of culture and scenery. Paris, Avignon, Provence, Lyon, Beaune, Loire Valley to name a few are steeped in history and offer their unique atmosphere and charm.

Chateau and garden Villandry

Paris & Mont Saint-Michel

Mont Saint-Michel & Loire Valley Castles

3 Days - 2 Nights - Paris City Package

2 Days - 1 Night - Extended Tour from Paris

Price includes

Price includes

• 2 nights accommodation at the 5-star Victoria Palace Hotel in room with private facilities and breakfast daily (B) • 1 x guided full-day excursion to Mont Saint-Michel by coach • Service charges and taxes

• First-Class tour coach throughout • 1 night’s accommodation in 3-star hotel in room with private facilities • Breakfast included (B) • Brunch at l’Aigle • Dinner in Angers (D) • Guided visits as per itinerary • Service charges and taxes

French Holidays

Day 1 | Arrive Paris Arrive Paris. Day at leisure. Overnight at the Victoria Palace Hotel. Day 2 | Paris - Mont Saint-Michel Take the Normandy motorway to reach Mont Saint Michel Bay. Stop for lunch at Restaurant Relais St. Michel. Ascend to the Abbey (by the ramparts or by the village) located on the top of the rocky island situated in the biggest bay in Europe. The Mont Saint-Michel Abbey, rightly named “The Marvel of the Western World” is still one of the most-famous pilgrimage centres since the Middle Ages and is recognized as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. The guided visit covers the interior of the Abbey. Return to Paris by 9:45 p.m. Overnight at the Victoria Palace Hotel, Paris. (B) Day 3 | Depart Paris Depart after breakfast or extend Ayour stay in Paris. (B)

Day 1 | Paris - Angers Drive across the region of Normandy. Brunch at l’Aigle with drinks included. Guided visit to the abbey of Mont SaintMichel. Free time to visit the village. Dinner and overnight in Angers at the Hotel Mercure-Lac de Maine or similar. (D) Alleyway, Mont Saint-Michel

The Victoria Palace Hotel has been a landmark on the Left Bank since 1913 and served as a Parisian home to such major figures as the Irish writer James Joyce and the Italian painter Giorgio de Chirico. It has 62 spacious and luxurious guest rooms, junior suites and one bedroom suites. The hotel remains faithful to a very traditional idea of Parisian elegance.

Chenonceau Castle

LOWERMont NORMANDY l’Aigle Saint-Michel

PICARDY

Mont Saint-Michel

OF-FRANCE

BRITTANY

PARIS

Le Mans

Le Mans

Tours

Exterior, Victoria Palace b ie

hat aux o x

Chambord Cheverny

Angers

Orleans

CENTRE Victoria Palace Tours & Mont St. Michel 3 days / 2 nights - Prices from

Orleans

PAYS-DELA-LOIRE

PARIS-ISLEOF-FRANCE

PAYS-DELA-LOIRE

PARIS

PARIS-ISLE-

Saint-Malo

UPPERNORMANDY

LOWERNORMANDY

Amboise

Day 2 | Châteaux Country Angers (view the Château from outside). Pass by Cunault and Saumur. Guided visit to the Château of Langeais. Amboise: lunch - own arrangements. Afternoon guided visit to the Château of Chenonceau. Pass by Cheverny. Guided visit to the Castle of Chambord. Return to Paris at approximately 9:00 p.m. (B)

Twin

Mont St. Michel ML2 2 days / 1 night - Prices from

Amboise

CENTRE

Twin

Single

Child*

694

801

615

3 Jan - 17 May 2015, 15 Jul - 31 Aug 2015, 1 Nov - 30 Dec 2015

794

3 Apr - 11 Oct 2015 (Friday & Sunday except special events)

18 May - 14 Jul 2015, 1 Sep - 31 Oct 2015

834

Departs 7:15a.m. Note: In October, visit the Castle of Cheverny instead of Castle Chambord; *Child staying with 2 adults

OITOU * Tour excludes May 1, July 10 and other special events.

Room, Victoria Palace Hotel Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuations. Rates not valid during certain trade congress meetings Hotel room photograph may not be specific to the actual room occupied.

Amboise


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Loire Valley Castles

Normandy / Saint-Malo / Mont Saint-Michel & Loire Valley Castles

2 Days - 1 Night - Extended Coach Tour from Paris

4 Days - 3 Nights - Extended Coach Tour from Paris

Price includes:

Price includes

• First-Class tour coach throughout • 1 night’s accommodation in 3-star hotel in room with private facilities • Breakfast included (B) • Dinner in Tours • Guided visits as per itinerary • Service charges and taxes

• First-Class tour coach throughout • 3 nights accommodation in 3-star hotels in room with private facilities • Breakfast daily (B) • Three dinners (D) • Entrance tickets for the various monument visits • Services of a licensed multilingual guide • Porterage service on hotel arrival and departure. • Service charges and taxes

Landscape gardens,Villandry

Day 2 | Chenonceau, Cheverny, Chambord Departure for Chenonceau for a guided visit of the castle. We continue our morning with a guided visit of the Château de Cheverny followed by lunch at the Hotel Saint-Hubert (regional restaurant of rustic style). Our stay in the Loire Valley ends with a guided visit of the royal Château de Chambord. We leave around 4.30 p.m. and return to Paris around 7.00 p.m. (B)

 PARIS-ISLEOF-FRANCE

Amboise

Tours

Châteaux of Cheverny

Day 1 | Rouen, Honfleur, Normandy, Landing Beaches, Caen Travel along the Normandy motorway for your first stop at Rouen for a walking tour in the old town before continuing to Honfleur. On the way between Rouen and Honfleur, view the newly-built Normandy bridge. In Honfleur you have free time for lunch. Continue to the beaches of Normandy E and the American Landing Beaches of Omaha. Visit the American Cemetery of Saint-Laurent. Stop at Arromanches. Dinner and overnight stay at Novotel Caen, or similar. (D)

PARIS

l’Aigle

Day 3 | Langeais Castle, Amboise, Clos Lucé - Villandry -Tours Depart Angers at 8:00 a.m. (short stop at Château d’Angers for photo-stop) and pass by Cunault and Saumur. Guided visit to the Castle of Langeais before lunch (free time) at Amboise. After noon visit to the Clos-Lucé, last dwelling of Leonardo da Vinci. We then visit of the Gardens of Villandry Castle. Visit the historic districts of Tours. Dinner and overnight stay at the Hotel Mercure Tours Nord, Tours, or similar. (B,D)

Chambord Cheverny CENTRE

Day 4 | Chenonceau - Cheverny - Chambord On your final day in the Loire Valley, the itinerary includes guided visits to Chenonceau, Cheverny and Chambord Châteaux with a farewell lunch at the Hotel Saint-Hubert A S at Cheverny. Depart Chambord at approximately 4.30 p.m. Return to Paris at approximately 9.00 p.m. (B)

Chenonceau

Chateaux Country (2 days) CHL2 2 days / 1 night - Prices from

Twin

Single

Child*

4 Apr - 12 Oct 2015 (Sat & Mon)

751

787

653

Omaha Beach Mont Saint-Michel

Departs 7:15a.m. Every Saturday except special events *Child staying with 2 adults

Honfleur

UPPERNORMANDY Rouen

Caen LOWERNORMANDY

PARIS

PARIS-ISLE-

Saint-Malo

OF-FRANCE

BRITTANY

Le Mans PAYS-DELA-LOIRE

Angers

Normandy / Saint-Malo / Mont Saint Michel and Chateaux Country NBC4 4 days / 3 nights - Prices from

CENTRE

Orleans Chambord Cheverny

Tours Amboise

Twin

Single

Child*

2 Apr - 10 Oct 2015 (Thu & Sat) Departs 6:30a.m. 1378 1577 1200 V R - Thursday except 30 Apr 2015 & special events *Child (4-11 years) - sharing room with 2ITO adults C R T S Château de Chambord Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuations. Rates not valid during certain trade congress meetings

French Holidays

Day 1 | Amboise, Clos Lucé, Tours Cross the southern districts of Paris to take the Aquitaine motorway. A guided visit of the Amboise Castle overlooking the Loire River offers an excellent introduction to the history of the region. Free-time will be allocated NORT CALAI for lunch. The afternoon continues with a guided visit of the Clos-Lucé, Leonardo da Vinci's last dwelling and the gardens of Villandry. We then visit D Dinner the old historic districts ofICA Tours. and accommodation at the Mercure U PE Tours Nord hotel (or similar). (D) NORMANDY

Day 2 | Saint-Malo Mont Saint Michel - Angers Depart Caen at 7:30 a.m. for Brittany. Guided visit of St Malo (ramparts, the cathedral, etc.). After lunch (free-time) depart for Mont SaintMichel (frontier between Brittany and Normandy regions) for a guided-visit of the Abbey followed by free-time. Depart around 4.30 p.m. Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel Mercure Lac de Maine, Angers or similar. (B,D)

Extended Coach Tours - France

Left-to-Right: Medieval buildings of Honfleur; Garden and Chateau Langeais; Saint-Malo City Wall and Guard Tower


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extend your holiday

Featured UK/European Cities - extend your holiday

Tower of London

The Houses of Parliament, London

Double Decker Bus, London

London

United Kingdom

Accommodation options for Bath, London & Stratford upon Avon

Bath | MGallery Francis Hotel Bath England, UK 

London | Radisson Blu Edwardian VanDerbilt 

Located in South Kensington and is within walking distance of Harrods. Formerly the London home of the Vanderbilt family. Prices from

$104

per person per night, low season, twin share

Holidays on Location

London | Radisson Edwardian May fair  In the heart of Bath, this Regency-style townhouse hotel with individually designed bedrooms each feature a Plasma HD TV, tea/coffee-making facilities and a work area. Prices from

$180

England, UK

The location is in the heart of Mayfair. The hotel is both spacious and luxurious has been this way ever since 1927 when King George V declared the May Fair open. Prices from

per person per night, low season, twin share

Stratford upon Avon |

$201

per person per night, low season, twin share

London | 44 CURZON STREET 

THE Stratford England, UK 

England, UK

This complex offers a wide selection of serviced apartments designed to provide comfort & privacy. Prices from

$342

per studio, per night, low season, twin share

London | No.1 the Mansions  Located in the heart of town, this modern hotel offers chic rooms with en-suite bathrooms and luxurious furnishings, including flat-screen TV. Prices from

$137

England, UK

England, UK

An elegant property built at the end of the 19th century, offering a selection of apartments providing a high standard of accommodation.

per person per night, low season, twin share

Prices from

$255

per studio, per night, low season, twin share

Day tours in & around London England, UK Royal London (Morning Tour) Day Tour prices from $54 per person

Paddington bear toys at Portobello Market © Visit Britain

The tour begins with a drive around Parliament Square to see the magnificent Westminster Abbey. To Kensington Palace, former home of Diana, Princess of Wales. See the Royal Albert Hall and the Albert Memorial. Head to St James’ Park and Buckingham Palace to see the ceremony of the Changing of the Guard. Your guide will be happy to give you suggestions for lunch and transportation back to your hotel.

Included on all Classic tours Free WiFi on Tour Coaches

Jack the Ripper (Evening Tour) Night Tour prices from $54 per person

VOX Radioguide®

In 1888, the first Sherlock Holmes story by Arthur Conan Doyle had just been published, in the poverty-stricken East End of London. All of a sudden terror grips the population of Whitechapel! Five women are butchered by the world’s first-recognised serial-killer, Jack the Ripper. Re-trace the footsteps of this infamous killer through alleyways, derelict corners and Victorian pubs following a trail that some experts say leads to Queen Victoria herself! Your Blue Badge Guide will talk you through the suspects that sparked the biggest Whodunit of its time!

The state of the art VOX Radioguide® system is used during the walking sections of this tour; guests are issued with a personal headset ensuring they never miss a word of the guide's commentary.

London Theatre Posters © Visit Britain 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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Featured UK/European Cities - extend your holiday

Scottish Dancers

Glasgow Cathedral

Dublin

United Kingdom & Ireland

Accommodation options for Dublin, Edinburgh,Glasgow, Lakes District, Manchester, Oxford, Snowdonia & Torquay

Dublin | The Gresham Hotel 

Ireland

Situated in Central Dublin, this hotel offers free Wi-Fi and rooms overlooking O’Connell Street. 288 modern rooms each feature TV, minibar & tea/coffee making facilities.

extend your holiday

Edinburgh Castle

Lakes District Windermere | BelsField Hotel England, UK 

Prices on application

Edinburgh | Balmoral 

Scotland, UK

Prices from

$277

Built in 1845, hotel offers views over Lake Windermere. The en suite rooms enjoy designer furnishings, and feature satellite TV. Free Wi-Fi. Prices from

per person per night, low season, twin share

Glasgow | The Spires Apartments 

Scotland, UK

In the heart of the city centre, The Spires offer fully serviced, luxury suites. Each suite has an open-plan lounge/dining area, with a luxury kitchen and bathroom. Prices from

$259



On the shores of Lake Windermere, the hotel offers rooms each with flatscreen TV and tea/coffee facilities. Some rooms have lake views. Prices from

England, UK

Only 5 minutes’ drive from Oxford’s historic centre, the hotel offers spacious bedrooms, each featuring a TV, tea/coffee facilities, work area and private facilities.

$131

England, UK

England, UK

per 1-bedroom apartment, per night, low season, sleeps 1-2 people

OXFORD | The Oxford Hotel 

Prices from

Lakes District Windermere | MacDonald Old England

84 luxury apartments each with free WiFi, are a 5-minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly Station and Piccadilly Gardens, and offer on-site parking.

$352

per person per night, low season, twin share

per 1-bedroom apartment, per night, low season, sleeps 1-2 people

Manchester | Premier Apartments 

Prices from

$185

$219

per person per night, low season, twin share

Torquay | Bentley Lodge England, UK 

per 1-bedroom apartment, per night, low season, sleeps 1-2 people

Snowdonia | Royal Victoria Hotel  The hotel is cradled between Lakes Llyn Padarn and Llyn Peries. Bedrooms have baths and showers and satellite TVs. Snowdon Railway is 100 metres away. Prices on application

Wales, UK

Five delightful en suite bedrooms are all of superior standard, and offer a host of facilities including a DVD player and wireless internet access. Prices on application

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

Holidays on location

The luxury five-star hotel is a landmark in Edinburgh. First opened in 1902, the hotel now offers 188 rooms each with a spacious marble bathroom and TV.


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Extend your Holiday

Featured UK/European Cities - extend your holiday

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

FRANCE / ITALY

Accommodation options for France and Italy

Paris Apartment | France Adagio Paris Opera 

Paris | Aviatic Hotel 

France

The hotel is located in the Saint Germain area of Paris. It has soundproofed and air-conditioned rooms with lift access and satellite TV. Prices from

$155

Holidays on Location

Paris | The Victoria Palace  This aparthotel located close to the Opera Garnier offers 99 self-catering apartments, all fully-furnished with a kitchenette, microwave, refrigerator, tea/coffee maker and dishwasher. Prices From STUDIO

$510

per person per night, low season, twin share

France

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

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

$278

Como | Metropole + Suisse 

per person per night, low season, twin share

Italy

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

$291

per person per night, low season, twin share

Como

Rome Apartment | Italy

Florence | Brunelleschi 

Trianon Borgo Pio

Italy

Completely renovated in 2012, this hotel is set in a restored Byzantine tower overlooking Florence Cathedral. It offers 96 contemporary style rooms.



Prices from

$294

ROME | The Independent  Centrally-located modern property in the heart of Rome. The spacious accommodation is fully-furnished, with private facilities, kitchen, internet access, satellite tv, and heating. Prices From STUDIO

$276

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

per person per night, low season, twin share

Italy

The hotel is 150 metres from the Termini Train Station. 45 elegant, modern rooms each with wooden floors, Nespresso coffee machine and kettle. Prices from

$221

Venice | CARLTON on the Grand CANAL 

per person per night, low season, twin share

Italy

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

$293

Carnivale Masks in Venice, 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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Featured UK/European Cities - extend your holiday

AUSTRIA / GERMANY

Accommodation options for Austria and Germany

Innsbruck | INNSBRUCK 

Austria

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

$96

Austria

Located beside the Alte Brücke Bridge, this historic hotel offers 39 spacious classical-styled rooms each feature WiFi, cable TV and minibar. Prices from

per person per night, low season, twin share

Vienna | Kaiserhof 

Austria

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

$95

MUNICH | EDEN WolFF 

Germany

Germany

Directly beside Munich Central Station, this stylish hotel offers individually decorated rooms. Facilities include a minibar, safety deposit box, and flat-screen TV.

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

$108

per person per night, low season, twin share

per person per night, low season, twin share

BERLIN | crowne plaza 

Prices from

$92

per person per night, low season, twin share

FRANKFURT | Adina Apartments 

Prices from

Germany

Overlooking the River Main, the hotel offers elegant apartments with balconies. All apartments have a kitchenette, a flatscreen TV and a laptop safe.

$151

per person per night, low season, twin share

Rothenburg | Eisenhut  Germany 

Prices on application

FRANKFURT | Le Meriden Parkhotel  This historic, 5-star hotel is located close to Frankfurt’s Main Train Station. 297 rooms all with private facilities and flat-screen TV, located either in the modern or historic wing. Prices on application

Germany

Located in the Old-town next to the Christmas Museum in Rothenburg featuring traditional-styled rooms, each is unique in size and decor. Prices from

$136

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.

Holidays on location

Comfortable family-run hotel in the centre of the city, close to Mirabell Gardens and the main railway station. All rooms with private facilities. Breakfast room and bar.

$74

HeidelBerg | Holländer Hof Germany +

per person per night, low season, twin share

Salzburg | Markus Sittikus +

Prices from

Extend your Holiday

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


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Extend your Holiday

Featured UK/European Cities - extend your holiday

Brussels

Prague

Amsterdam

Istanbul

Belgium / Czech Republic / Denmark / Hungary / The Netherlands

Accommodation options for Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary and the Netherlands

Bruges | De Tuilerieen Belgium 

Prague | Meteor Plaza 

Czech Republic

Situated in a historic building in Prague’s centre. 88 rooms each including satellite TV and coffee/tea making facilities. Free Wi-Fi. Prices from

$59

per person per night, low season, twin share

Holidays on Location

Prague | Savic  This 15th-century mansion, situated along a canal, is 300 metres from the Grote Markt. 45 elegant rooms each with free Wi-Fi and garden terrace. Prices from

$183

Centrally-located in the Old Square, 27 airconditioned rooms classically-decorated each with private facilities mini-bar, LCD TV and Internet connection. Prices from

per person per night, low season, twin share

Brussels | Citadines

$135

per person per night, low season, twin share

Budapest | Danubius Astoria 

st Catherine Apartments



Czech Republic

Hungary

The hotel is situated in the centre of Budapest. Standard rooms are situated on the Magyar street wing and feature soundproofed windows.

Belgium

Prices from

$94

per person per night, low season, twin share

Budapest | Palazzo Zichy  50 metres from the St. Catherine Railway Station, the complex offers newlyrenovated rooms each with a kitchenette with a microwave, stove and dishwasher. Prices From STUDIO

$142

Located on Pest side of the city in the Palace Quarter. 80 rooms each with private facilities feature flat-panel TV, minibar, safe & high-speed Internet access.

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

Copenhagen | Adina Copenhagen Denmark 

Hungary

Prices from

Amsterdam | Mövenpick City 

The hotel is located near the River IJ, opposite the Muziekgebouw Bimhuis tram stop. Each room has a minibar, satellite TV and tea/ coffee making facilities.

Amsterdam | Identity apartments 

Prices From STUDIO

$331

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

per person per night, low season, twin share

The Netherlands

Prices from

Located by Copenhagen’s Nordhavn Harbour, this property offers apartments with kitchens and private balconies, dining area and lounge with a flat-screen TV.

$107

$201

per person per night, low season, twin share



7km from Amsterdam The Netherlands

All the apartments are bright and feature a Dutch theme. They have designer furniture and the kitchens are fully equipped. Every apartment includes free internet TV. Prices From STUDIO

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.

$232

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


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2 Brochure Validity This brochure is valid from 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016, except where indicated otherwise elsewhere in this brochure. 3 Deposits and Final Payments Deposit: A NON-REFUNDABLE deposit of A$165.00 per person for land-only bookings, A$330.00 per person for all coach tours & packaged holidays, A$550.00 per person for all Brewster Vacations Canada Inc. and Rocky Mountaineer Tours, 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: Final payment is due 60 days before your departure date from Australia for all products booked with Holidays on Location including packaged holidays with rail travel segments that may remain unconfirmed due to reservation of the same being out of range at the time full payment is due. 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 and Canadian rail bookings, and seat reservations .

7 Late Bookings i Bookings made within 60 days If a booking request for all products is received within 60 days prior to departure from Australia, full payment is required at the time of placing the booking. ii Bookings made within 10 days If a booking request for all products is received within 10 working days prior to departure from Australia, full payment is required at the time of placing the booking and will incur a fee of A$33 per booking. Please note that certain products booked may incur additional late fees. When placing a booking request for all Brewster Vacations Canada Inc. and Rocky Mountaineer products within 75 days before your departure from Australia, a full prepayment is required before confirmation. 8 Unused Services Holidays in Location does not authorize employees of overseas suppliers or service providers to promise a refund to clients for UNUSED SERVICES. All such services unless otherwise specified on voucher documentation issued by Holidays on Location remain non-refundable. 9 Invoices All confirmed bookings/reservations will be issued with an invoice detailing all services booked and confirmed or in the case of rail sectors PN= Pending Need if such reservation falls out of system range. It is the responsibility of the booking agent or the person who has placed the booking on behalf of others to ensure that all details are correct and all related pricing and cancellation conditions have been understood and communicated to all members of your party involved with the booking/reservation. 10 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. 11 Cancellations Should you or any member of your party be forced to cancel your travel arrangements you must advise in writing your travel agent or Holidays On Location without further delay. The following charges (including GST where applicable) will apply for all except Brewster Vacations Canada Inc., Rocky Mountaineer product and services and other coach tours. If you cancel your reservation 60 days prior to your departure from Australia, your deposit is NON REFUNDABLE, nor can be transferred or credited to another booking. Cancellation within 60 days of departure: A- Your deposit is non refundable. PLUS B- Additional charges levied by hotels, rail services ground handling agents or agencies and your Travel Agent up to 100% of the total cost of travel arrangements may not be refundable. Exception to the rule are charges imposed by Coach Tours, H king and Cycling Tours, Rail Packages, Point to Point Rail Tickets related seat reservation charges to any form of Rail Travel and Rail passes where different terms and cancellation conditions may apply as listed below:Tour Type Coach Tours ^* Hiking/Cycling^ Rail Packages^

61+ Days Deposit Deposit Deposit

60-35 Days 45% 35% 45%

34-15 Days 60% 50% 60%

^ = Percentage of total gross value of tour booked.

14-0 Days 100% 100% 100%

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 25% 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 No fee

71-48 hours

47-24 hours

2 days rental 2-4 days rental

Within 24 hours 4 days plus *

*4 days rental charge plus any other charges imposed by the car hire company or the value of total rental, whichever is the greater, may apply. 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. Theatre and Concert Tickets: Non refundable from date of order (refer 4 For Theatre / Concert tickets; A signed credit card guarantee is required before placing the booking). 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$55 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 Additional 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 Additional 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, fuel levies, 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 2014. 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 or Canada.

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, two valid credit cards are required. 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 guide/s whenever necessary. Both the tour escort and the local guide/s will conduct the tour/s in more than one language. The tour company reserves the right to make changes to the tour programme, without notice. 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. 27 Maps and Photographs Maps are shown for general information and may not necessarily reflect actual routing, location or services provided. Photographs show places in the geographic areas, but are not necessarily included in the itineraries or tours. Hotel room photographs may not be specific to the actual room occupied. 28 Luggage The luggage allowance for transfers from airport/rail station to city hotel by multi-stop 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 Travel Insurance is not included in any of the prices in this brochure. It is a requirement by Holidays On Location that you have comprehensive travel insurance to cover you for the full duration of your journey for costs associated with illness, injury, death, loss of or damage to baggage or personal items, cancellation, loss of deposit, medical and hospitalization, repatriation and curtailment expenses due to illness, the need to return home unexpectedly, evacuation expenses, and accidental death or disability. Your travel agent is the most-qualified person to provide professional advice in obtaining travel insurance. However, your are solely responsible for obtain the appropriate cover as set out above. 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. 31 About Costs For each product or package in Holidays on Location 2015-16 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 & Canada, postage, courier charges, facsimile, telephone, bank charges, currency transfers, documentation, itinerary preparation, brochure production, printing, brochure distribution, advertising and remuneration to Travel Agents. No breakup 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 Agent’s Licence (No. 30186). As from 1 July 2014 Holidays On Location has become a fully accredited member of ATAS (the AFTA travel accreditation scheme). Holidays On Location 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. 33 Our Responsibility Holidays on Location and/or its associated companies or agents, give notice that they act as booking agents only for the persons or companies providing products and/or services and all receipts, tickets, voucher coupons or exchange orders are issued subject to the terms and conditions of such products and/or services. Holidays on Location and/or its associated companies or agents, do not accept any responsibility for loss or injury to persons or property whether by negligence or misadventure by the principal contracted to provide the products and/or services. Holidays on Location and/or its associated companies or agents, are not liable for any delays, omissions, irregularities, illness, injuries, strikes, civil disturbances, wars, quarantines, floods or force majeure interfering with, altering, or adding to the cost of the products and/ or services booked. Holidays on Location and/or its associated companies or agents, are not liable for any dissatisfaction the client may have with persons or companies providing or offering the products and/or services. The above exclusions of liability are subject to any statutory liability which may not be excluded by law. Holidays on Location and/or its associated companies or agents, do their best to make sure your arrangements are as agreed, however cannot represent or guarantee the standard, class or fitness for purpose of the product and/or service. Holidays on Location and/or its associated companies or agents, only accept liability for, and only to the extent of, any loss or damage sustained as a result of its negligence or that of its employees. We are not liable for any act or omission or default, whether negligent or otherwise, of airlines, coach operators, shipping and rail companies, hoteliers or other persons providing products and/or services in connection with the product and/or services pursuant to a contract between them and yourselves and over whom we have no direct and exclusive control. 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). 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 companies’ 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. VISA Requirements Depending on your nationality and passport held, Visas may also be required for travel to, or transit through various European and neighbouring countries, regardless of the passengers’ intention to disembark in that country. It is the passengers’ responsibility to check the routing of all rail journeys prior to embarkation and to make arrangements for any such visa requirement. For further information visit the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs website at: http://www.smartraveller.gov.au.

Reservations: 1300 65 10 65 | ATAS No. 10424 travel@holidaysonlocation.com | www.holidaysonlocation.com

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6 Booking and Amendment Fees Booking conditions and amendment fees apply to all products and services. 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 wi l attract a fee of A$55 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 a fee of A$55.00 per file and if this is required to be made after documents have been issued a A$110.00 per file will apply. Proof of age to qualify for a seniors discount must be evidenced before the booking is confirmed. After confirmation but before document issue a fee of A$55.00 per person and after document issue and if the discount can be secured a fee of A$110.00 per person will apply to change a confirmed booking.

11 Cancellations 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 25% cancellation fee.

Booking Conditions

Booking Conditions 1 Goods and Services Tax – 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.


Holidays on Location Destination Specialists Level 5, 1 Princess Street, Kew Vic 3101 Australia 1300 65 10 65 +61 3 9851 8747 Fax: +61 3 9851 8720 travel@holidaysonlocation.com | www.holidaysonlocation.com ATAS Accreditation No 10424 | ABN 52 005 586 121

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