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Valladolid

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Vienna

Innsbruck

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Venice

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Budapest

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Barcelona

Brno

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Gibraltar Tangier

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Krakow

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Groups small and large can have their touring adapted to best suit their requirements.

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Amsterdam-Frankfurt

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Frankfurt-Paris

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Lugano-Venice

4:20

Amsterdam-Paris

3:30

Frankfurt-Zurich

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Lugano-Zurich

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Basel-Zurich

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Geneva-Montreux

1:10

Madrid-Barcelona

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Berlin-Frankfurt

4:00

Geneva-Paris

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Munich-Salzburg

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Paris-Avignon

3:30

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Bern-Paris

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Paris-Basel

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Paris-Nice

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Paris-Marseille

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Brugge-Brussels

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Interlaken-Zurich

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Paris-Milan

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Brussels-London

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Lausanne-Paris

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Rome-Florence

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Brussels-Paris*

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Budapest-Prague

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Budapest-Vienna

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Vienna-Budapest

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Vienna-Zurich

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Zurich-Interlaken

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Average maximum and minimum temperatures for selected cities

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Bursa

Geneva-Zermatt Guryev Geneva-Zurich

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CONTENTS Main Cities and Towns of Switzerland 6 Map of Switzerland 6-7 Scenic Routes of Switzerland 7 Swiss Travel System 7

Swiss Independent Rail Packages Interlaken - Jungfraujoch Unique Switzerland Glacier Express

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Classical Switzerland Top of Europe & Mt. Titlis

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Peaks of Switzerland

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Tops of Switzerland 3 White Peaks Golden Pass Tour Lakes of Switzerland Gotthard Panorama Express Swiss Cities  Swiss Premium Tour Mountain Railways Swiss Rail Adventure Grand Train Tour of Switzerland Best of Switzerland

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Basel Packages pages 62-64

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Zurich Weekend Package

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ZURICH Accommodation32-33 Day Tours 34-35 Independent Rail Tours 36-37 LAKES & MOUNTAINS Lucerne City Stays Lucerne Accommodation Lucerne Day Tours Engelberg: Mt Titlis Resort Park Hotel Weggis & Mt Rigi Interlaken City Stays Interlaken Accommodation Grindelwald Accommodation Mürren / Lauterbrunnen Lausanne Accommodation Geneva Accommodatoin Gruyere / Montreux Vevey Accommodation

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Zermatt Accommodation 52-53 Zermatt at Hotel Alex 54 Gornergrat & Glacier Paradise  54 St. Moritz at Hotel Hauser 55 St. Moritz Accommodation 56 Chur at the Romantik Stern 57 Chur Accommodation 57 Davos Accommodation 58 Klosters Accommodation  58 Lugano Accommodation  59 POSTCARDS FROM SWITZERLAND Appenzell / Brienz 60 Andermatt / Bern / Brig 61 Basel City Stays 62-63 Basel Accommodation 64 Freiburg DE / Strasbourg FR 64 Crans Montana / Engelberg  65 Neuchâtel65 APARTMENTS Basel / Geneva / Zurich Grindelwald / Interlaken

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Leukerbad Winter Spa Package 68 SKI PACKAGES St. Moritz 68 Zermatt68 Zermatt Summer Experience 69 Winter Dreams 69

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Highlights of Switzerland

ESCORTED COACH TOURS Romantic Swiss Tour Typical Swiss Tour  Swiss Charming Tour  Swiss Grand Alpine Tour with Glacier Express Swiss Splendour Tour with Glacier Express Swiss Grand Alpine Tour with Jungfraujoch Scenic Swiss Tour  Pre and Post Tour Accommodation 


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THE MAIN CITIES AND TOWNS OF SWITZERLAND AT A GLANCE

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Annecy

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

4803 Mont Blanc

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Aosta

Chambery

LUCERNE – one of the loveliest

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

MONTREUX – the ‘Pearl of the

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

ST. MORITZ

– 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.

ZERMATT -

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.

ZURICH -

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!

THE CANTONS OF SWITZERLAND

NIDWALDEN Stans; 1291

OBWALDEN Sarnen; 1291

SCHWYZ Schwyz; 1291

URI Altdorf, 1291

LUCERNE Lucerne; 1332

ZURICH Zurich; 1351

GLARUS Glarus; 1352

ZUG Zug; 1352

BERNE Berne; 1353

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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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– 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.

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Canton Legend

SOLOTHURN Solothurn; 1481

BASEL CITY Basel; 1501

BASEL COUNTRY Liestal; 1501


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Glacier Express Golden Pass Panoramic Bernina Express Gotthard Panorama Express Palm Express Jungfraujoch

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Tirano (bus) - Lugano The Bernina Express offers breath-taking vistas from the beautiful 1st and 2nd class panoramic cars. Travel 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. Seat reservations are compulsory. Price on application.

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Gotthard Panorama Express Lucerne - Flüelen - Gotthard Tunnel - Bellinzona - Lugano Stream along the impressive coastline of Lake Lucerne on a first-class vintage paddle-steamer. When the steamer reaches Flüelen, step-off the boat and on to the comfort of a first-class panoramic train that will whisk you via the spectacular Gotthard route to Bellinzona and continue to Lugano. Seat reservations are compulsory. Formerly The William Tell Express. Price on application. Palm Express Route: St. Moritz - Chiavenna - Lugano The scenic Palm Express PostBus journey commences 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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SWISS TRAVEL SYSTEM Switzerland by train, bus & boat: The way of travelling that is as exciting as it is relaxing. Swiss public transport carries travellers to the most fascinating panoramic routes, the most beautiful mountain summits and romantic boat cruises. NIDWALDEN Stans; 1291

OBWALDEN Sarnen; 1291

SCHAUFFHAUSEN Schauffhausen; 1501

AUSSERRHODEN

APPENZELL INNERRHODEN

Herisau; 1513

Appenzell; 1513

APPENZELL

SCHWYZ Schwyz; 1291

Swiss Travel Pass (Consecutive Days) Unlimited travel on trains, buses and boats including premium trains, plus public transport in more than 90 towns and cities. Available for 3, 4, 8 or 15 days. Swiss Travel Pass Flex Choose from 3, 4, 8 or 15 days nonconsecutive days within a month.

Swiss Transfer Ticket Valid for one month. Includes return travel by train bus and boat from a Swiss Border station or airport to a Swiss destination and return. Conditions apply.

Swiss Family Card Available free of charge and on request when purchasing any regular Swiss Travel System ticket. Children under 16 travel free of charge when accompanied by at least one parent with a valid Swiss Travel System Ticket.

Swiss Half Fare Card Valid for 1 month. Up to 50% reduction of travel by train, bus and boat as well as some mountain railways and public transport in more than 90 towns and cities. Conditions apply.

URI Altdorf, 1291

LUCERNE Lucerne; 1332

ZURICH Zurich; 1351

GLARUS Glarus; 1352

ZUG Zug; 1352

BERNE Berne; 1353

ST. GALLEN St. Gallen; 1803

GRAUBÜNDEN Chur; 1803

AARGAU Aarau; 1803

THURGAU Frauenfeld; 1803

TICINO Bellinzona; 1803

VAUD Lausanne; 1803

FRIBOURG Fribourg; 1481

VALAIS Sion; 1815

SOLOTHURN Solothurn; 1481

NEUCHÂTEL Neuchâtel; 1815

BASEL CITY Basel; 1501

GENEVA Geneva; 1815

BASEL COUNTRY Liestal; 1501

JURA Delémont; 1979

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Disentis

Depart from historic Lucerne and cross the Brünig Pass by Lucerne-Interlaken Express train, to Interlaken. Continue on to Gstaad, where the train makes an electrifying descent towards Montreux, passing through vineyards and country estates to finally arrive at Lake Geneva. Seat reservations are highly recommended. Price on application.

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Today you board the Glacier Express which is one of the greatest train journeys in Salzburg the world. The 8-hour journey the world’s slowest express train takes you across 291 bridges, through 91 tunnels and across the Oberalp Pass at 2033 m. Travel in comfort through the unspoilt natural beauty of a landscape rich in ancient, fragrant mountain forests, peaceful Alpine meadows and mountain streams. Seat reservations are compulsory. Price on application

Golden Pass Panoramic Lucerne - Brünig Pass - Interlaken - Montreux Connect Central Switzerland and Lake Geneva with this attractive train-ride. Innsbruck

Appenzell AR AI SG

Glacier Express Zermatt - Brig - Andermatt - Davos / St-Moritz


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INDEPENDENT RAIL PACKAGES 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. These packages consist of 1-3 overnight nights in each location and usually include the most important touring features – ideal for independent travellers looking to set their own pace. Within Switzerland only certain trains can be prebooked. Most regular services operate at least on an hourly basis so travel at other than peak times is the best way of ensuring a seat.

JUNGFRAUJOCH - TOP OF EUROPE

INTERLAKEN - JUNGFRAUJOCH

Rail Excursion to the Top of Europe - Jungfraujoch

3 Days - 2 Nights <Top of Europe>

Valid from 1 April 2017 - 23 October 2017

Valid from 01 April 2017 - 31 March 2018

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

Price includes:

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. Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe - Rail Excursion

•• Swiss Transfer Ticket Combi: Special offers - 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

Full Fare

Adult

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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)

*Reduced rates apply if you have a valid Eurail Pass or Swiss Travel Pass/Card.

Does not include Basel

Jungfrau Travel Passes are now also available

 Train seat reservations

3, 4,5 & 6 Day Passes - excludes trip to the Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe. Contact Holidays On Location for more details.

Zürich

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

Lucerne

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Brienz Grindelwald

Wengen

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Ice Palace at Jungfraujoch © Jungfrau Railways

JUNGFRAU SKI PASSES

The snowsport region around the Eiger, Mönch and Lauberhorn is extremely varied. The Jungfrau Ski Region offers pistes to suit every level of ability. Non-skiers 1. Wetterhorn, 3701mare also very welcome in the 2. Schreckhorn, 4078m Jungfrau Ski Region and spectacular 3. Eiger, 3970m sledging and winter walking is guaranteed. 4. Mönsch, 4107m 1 2 3 5. Jungfrau, 4158m Jungfrau Ski Passes Day Day Day 6. Breithorn 3782m Prices are per person Pass Pass Pass 7. Tschingelhorn 3557m Sportpass Jungfrau – 8. Gspaltenhorn, 3437m 98 195 270 Whole Region 9. Schilthorn, 2971m Sportpass Grindelwald A. Jungfraujoch 3454m – Wengen (First and B. Kleine Scheidegg, 2061m area) Kleine Scheidegg

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•• 3 winter-sport areas for experts, beginners and fun-seekers •• 45 transport facilities •• 214 km of pistes to suit all levels of ability Winter-walking trails (100 km) & sledge runs (50 km)

The range of excursions for hikers in the Jungfrau Region is almost as vast in winter as in summer, with over 100 km of prepared walking trails. Some of the 50 km of sledge runs are floodlit in the evening.

Jungfraubahn train

3 Star

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

4 Star

1 - 30 Apr 2017, 1 Oct 2017 - 28 Mar 2018

773

855

827

1 May - 30 Sep 2017

827

922

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

963 1,058

1 - 30 Apr 2017, 1 Nov 2017 - 28 Mar 2018

931

1,237

1 - 26 May 2017, 1 - 31 Oct 2017

977

1,254

27 May 2017 - 25 Jun 2017

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UNIQUE SWITZERLAND 6 Days - 5 Nights | Mountains, Lakes & Cities Valid from 01 May - 31 October 2017

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Optional â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ 3 day Jungfrau Travel Pass â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ Mount Pilatus â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Golden Round Trip incl. boat, cogwheel train, gondolas, bus â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ Mont Rigi incl. boat to Vitznau and cogwheel train â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ Mount Titlis incl. Ice Flyer chair lift to the Titlis Glacier Park

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Schynige Platte

Day 1-3 | Zurich - Grindelwald You board the Jungfrau Bus at Zurich Airport or Zurich main station, which takes you quickly and comfortably to Grindelwald. Explore the Jungfrau Region and visit the Jungfraujoch â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Top of Europe, the best place in Europe to discover a world of snow and ice. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Aletsch Glacier, the longest glacier in the Alps. Overnights in Grindelwald. Day 4-5 | Grindelwald - Lucerne In the late afternoon the Jungfrau Bus takes you from Grindelwald to Lucerne. Discover the city on foot or while riding in a horse-drawn carriage and visit the world-famous Chapel Bridge and Water Tower, the Lion Monument, etc. or relax on a day or evening cruise on Lake Lucerne. Overnights in Lucerne Day 6 | Depart Switzerland Return to Zurich Airport by train or continue your stay in Switzerland at your own request.

Lucerne

Interlaken

TITLIS ROTAIR

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Discover the highest glacier mountain in the heart of Switzerland.

TITLISROTAIR Ascend to a height of 10.000 feet in the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first revolving cable car.

STRASBOURG AMSTERDAM HAMBURG BASLE

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Glide safely over stunning glacier crevasses.

TITLISGLACIERPARK Slide down the hill on a snow tube or a sledge.

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Enjoy the breathtaking view across snowcovered mountains and green valleys on the highest suspension bridge in Europe.

Buy your gifts and souvenirs at the highest located shop in Lake Lucerne Region.

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1,503

1,663

1,799

1 - 31 Oct 2017

1,173

1,381

1,419

1,568

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UNIQUE PANORAMA Breathtaking view from the sun terrace or the windprotected Toporama. SWISS PASS/SWISS CARD 50% reduction

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Price includes: â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ Transfer by Jungfrau Bus Zurich Airport/main station â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Grindelwald â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Lucerne â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ 3 nights in Grindelwald, 2 nights in Lucerne in a room with private facilities and breakfast daily â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ Excursion to the Jungfraujoch in 2nd class (1st class not available) â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ Train ticket 1st-class from Lucerne to Zurich Airport â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;˘ Service charges, taxes and VAT

RTSP26


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GLACIER EXPRESS 3 Days - 2 Nights or extend to 4 Days - 3 Nights - St Moritz - Zermatt Valid from 1 April - 22 October 2017, 10 - 24 December 2017 and 8 January - 28 March 2018

RTSP08

INDEPENDENT RAIL PACKAGES

ENJOY A BREAK

An 8-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. Experience Switzerland from within a single train. Setting off from Zermatt or St Moritz, the leisurely internationally-renowned car-free town at the foot of the Matterhorn, your journey will take you to the glamorous holiday village of St. Moritz. From the Valais into the Engadine, the train passes through deepest Switzerland at the Gotthard Pass. The hidden sources of two European river ‘giants’ – the Rhone and the Rhine – lie here.

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.

Picturesque St. Moritz – the birthplace of Alpine winter trourism. Take the Glacier Express train to Zermatt – the mountain resort renowned for skiing, climbing and hiking – 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 the Klein Matterhorn (3,883m).

Day 2 | Glacier Express to Zermatt After breakfast, board the famous Glacier Express for an 8-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)

Your choice of 2 or 3 nights; 3, 4 or 5 star hotels and lunch on board the famous Glacier Express. ©swiss-image.ch

Glacier Express © RhB

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

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GLACIER EXPRESS 3 Days - 2 Nights or extend to 4 Days - 3 Nights - St Moritz - Zermatt Price includes:

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

1st Class Rail

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

1st Class Rail

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

Hotel

Hotel 1 – 16 Apr 2017, 8 Jan – 28 Mar 2018

1,141

1,184

1 – 16 Apr 2017, 8 Jan – 27 Mar 2018

1,351

17 Apr – 12 May 2017, 10 – 24 Dec 2017

1,008

1,050

17 Apr – 12 May 2017, 10 – 23 Dec 2017

1,157

1,214

13 May 17 – 21 Oct 17

1,042

1,084

13 May 17 – 21 Oct 17

1,191

1,248

1 – 16 Apr 2017, 8 Jan– 28 Mar 2018

1,340

1,395

1 – 16 Apr 2017, 8 Jan– 27 Mar 2018

1,612

1,686

17 Apr – 12 May 2017, 10 – 24 Dec 2017

1,129

1,191

17 Apr – 12 May 2017, 10 – 23 Dec 2017

1,325

1,422

13 May 17 – 21 Oct 17

1,163

1,225

13 May 17 – 21 Oct 17

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1,456

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2nd Class Rail and without Glacier Express prices also available on these rail packages. Contact our office for details.

2nd Class Rail and without Glacier Express prices also available on these rail packages. Contact our office for details.

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)

Hotels

Additonal Nights Prices from:

Hotels

Zermatt: 1 - 16 Apr 2017, 8 Jan - 27 Mar 2018

210

224

271

292

Zermatt: 17 Apr - 12 May 17, 10 - 23 Dec 17

149

164

197

231

Zermatt: 13 May - 21 Oct 17

149

164

197

231

St Moritz: 1 - 16 Apr 17, 8 Jan - 27 Mar 18

170

197

243

271

St Moritz: 17 Apr - 12 May 17, 10 - 23 Dec 17

170

197

243

271

St Moritz: 13 May - 21 Oct 17

170

197

243

271

4-Star Premium & 5 Star hotel rates on request

Glacier Express: 2nd Class car ©RhB Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation.

INDEPENDENT RAIL PACKAGES

•• Swiss Transfer Ticket Combi 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 •• 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


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Left-to-right: Lucerne, Mt Pilatus Cogwheel railway, Lugano ©swiss-image.ch

HIGHLIGHTS OF SWITZERLAND 8 Days - 7 Nights RTSP08

INDEPENDENT RAIL PACKAGES

Valid from 1 April 2017 – 28 March 2018

Mt Pilatus Cogwheel railway ©swiss-image.ch

Price includes: •• Swiss Transfer Ticket Combi: Highlights of Switzerland with 6 first-class transfers (from/to Swiss border or airport/rail station) including excursion to Mount Pilatus •• 2 nights in Interlaken, 2 nights in Lucerne, 2 nights in Lugano, 1 night in Zurich in a room with private facilities & breakfast daily •• Any additional tickets for excursions to travel by rail, boat, postal-coach and cable-cars can be purchased at 25–50% off the regular fares •• Service charges, taxes and VAT

Does not include  Train seat reservations unless otherwise stated

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

Day 5 | Lucerne - Lugano Train journey from Lucerne to Lugano. Experience the new Gotthard Base Tunnel with its 57 kilometres it is the longest train tunnel in the world. It takes only 17 minutes to travel this fast flat-track route under the Alpine massif in the heart of Europe. Overnight in Lugano. Day 6 | 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 7 | Lugano - Zurich Take the train to Zurich. Day at leisure. Zurich is Switzerland’s largest city is the most-elegant, yet compact metropolis on the shores of Lake Zurich and the Limmat River. Overnight in Zurich. Day 8 | Depart Zurich Travel to Swiss border or international airport rail station or continue your stay in Switzerland by own arrangements. (B) Basel

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Today the Gotthard Panorama Express awaits you – one of the most beautiful travel experience through the Alps. Enjoy a lake cruise from Lucerne to Flüelen, access onto the train over the Gotthard panorama route to Bellinzona and continue to Lugano.

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Day 2 | Interlaken (Optional) Excursion to Jungfraujoch Day at Leisure. Take an opportunity and take an optional excursion from Interlaken up to the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe. The Jungfrau Railways 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. Overnight in Interlaken. (B)

ADD THE GOTTHARD EXPRESS Saturdays & Sundays: 14 April - 30 June 2017 Daily: 1 July – 22 October 2017

Jungfraujoch, near Interlaken ©swiss-image.ch

Bellinzona Lugano

Highlights of Switzerland 8D/7N Prices from:

3 Star Hotel

4 Star Hotel

1 - 30 Apr 2017, 1 Oct 2017 – 28 Mar 2018

1,629

1,978

2,062

2,681

1 May – 30 Sep 2017

1,738

2,127

2,211

2,667

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Left-to-right: Glacier Express © STS RhB; St. Moritz at Night ©swiss-image.ch

CLASSICAL SWITZERLAND 6 Days - 5 Nights RTSP09

Valid from 10 April – 22 October 2017

Day 3 | Zermatt to St Moritz Board the Glacier Express train 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’ Strasbourg is legendary and the celebrated St. Moritz sun shines for an average of 322 days a year. Overnight in St. Moritz. (B)

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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)

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

Bernina Express at Tirano © STS RhB

AUSTRIA

Lucerne Day 1 | Zermatt Arrive in Zermatt by train in 1st class from Swiss border or airport. Enjoy Zermatt, the famous car-free Alpine FRANCE resort at the foot of the Matterhorn. Overnight in Zermatt. Day 2 | Excursion to the Gornergrat From Zermatt, the popular Gornergrat Bahn, Europe’s highest open-air cogwheel railway takes you up to the Gornergrat 9339m away. The train crosses impressive bridges, galleries and tunnels. On the Gornergrat viewing platform you are surrounded by 29 peaks rising to above 4000m. Overnight in Zermatt. (B)

Munich

Lake Constance

Bernina Express © STS RhB

Belfort  Train seat reservations unless otherwise stated

Train on the Langwieser Viaduct, near Langwies © STS RhB

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

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Tirano

3090 Gornergrat

Como Classical Switzerland 6D/5N Prices from: 10 Apr - 12 May 2017

3 Star Hotel

ITALY

4 Star Hotel

1,644

1,778

1,983

2,190

13 May - 22 Oct 2017

1,683

1,818

2,023

2,229

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Milan 231

Zermatt

149

164

197

St. Moritz

170

197

243

271

Lugano

147

197

244

326

View of St. Moritz

Child and Senior rates on application. Excludes Christmas and New Year periods. Bernina Express at Tirano © STS RhB

Gornergrat Bahn with Matterhorn © Zermatt Tourism Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation.

INDEPENDENT RAIL PACKAGES

Price includes: •• Swiss Transfer Ticket Combi: 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, Nancy 1 night in Lugano Lunéville in a room with private facilities & breakfast daily •• Any additional tickets for excursions to travel by rail, boat, postal-coach and cable-cars can be purchased at 25–50% off the regular fares •• Service charges, taxes and VAT


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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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Day 3 | Interlaken to Lucerne Rail journey over the Brünig Pass to Lucerne. 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. 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. Get your thrills on the Titlis Cliff Walk, a spectacular Suspension Bridge at a height of 3041m. Overnight in Lucerne. (B) Day 5 | Depart Lucerne Travel to Swiss border or international airport 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

4 Star Hotel

1 - 30 Apr, 1 Oct – 4 Nov 2017, 18 Nov 17 – 27 Mar 2018

1,162

1,325

1,354

1,639

1 May – 30 Sep 2017

1,272

1,476

1,503

1,761

Interlaken/Lucerne: 1 - 30 Apr, 1 Oct – 4 Nov 2017, 18 Nov 17 – 27 Mar 2018

129

170

197

271

Interlaken/Lucerne: 1 May – 30 Sep 2017

156

210

217

285

Additional Nights

Note: Mt Titlis - Closed 6 – 18 Nov 2017 Child & Seniors rates on application. Excludes Christmas and New Year Periods.

Belfort Valid from 1 April - 24 Dec 2017 & 8 Jan - 27 Mar 2018

RTSP06

Zürich

Price includes:

Lucerne

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•• Swiss Transfer Ticket Combi: 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 Brünig Express •• 2 nights in Interlaken, 2 nights in Lucerne, in a room with private facilities and breakfast daily •• Any additional tickets for optional excursions to travel by rail, boat, postal-coaches and cable-cars can be purchased at 25– 50% off the regular fares •• Service charges, taxes and VAT

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Lucerne  BERN

Interlaken Spiez Adige

Does not include

Jungfraujoch

ITALY Zermatt 4478 Matterhorn

3090 Gornergrat

Como

Aosta

Chambery

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 the 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. Overnight in Interlaken or Grindelwald. (B) Peaks of Switzerland 5D/4N Prices from:

4158 Jungfrau

Mönch

Visp

Annecy

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Grindelwald Eiger

Wengen

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

4 Star Hotel

1 - 30 Apr, 1 - 24 Dec 2017 8 Jan – 27 Mar 2018

1,452

1,561

1,628

1 May – 30 Sep 2017

1,384

1,509

1,588

1,778

1 Oct – 30 Nov 2017

1,330

1,441

1,479

1,683

INT/GRI: 1 - 30 Apr, 1 - 24 Dec 2017 8 Jan – 27 Mar 2018

129

170

156

224

INT/GRI: 1 May – 30 Nov 2017

156

204

210

271

Zermatt: 1 - 30 Apr, 1 - 24 Dec 2017 8 Jan – 27 Mar 2018

210

224

271

292

Zermatt: 1 May – 30 Sep 2017

149

164

197

231

1,805

Additional nights

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

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


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

TOPS OF SWITZERLAND

3 WHITE PEAKS

5 Days - 4 Nights

6 Days - 5 Nights Basel

Daily departures from 1 Apr 2017 - 28 Mar 2018

RTSP07

Zürich

Price includes:

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) Tops of Switzerland 5D/4N Prices from:

Int e rlake n Express

Brienz

Lu cer ne -

Interlaken

sPas den Gol

Wengen 4158 Jungfrau

Grindelwald Eiger 3970 Mönch 4107 Jungfraujoch

Day 3 | Interlaken to Lucerne Today, travel on the Brünig Express from Interlaken to Lucerne. Overnight in Lucerne. (B) Day 4 | Mt. Pilatus Excursion Take a cruise on Lake Lucerne to Alpnachstad, then board the world’s steepest cogwheel railway to the summit of Mt Pilatus, at 2,132m, for breath-taking views of the surrounding peaks (approx. 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, Jungfraujoch © Jungfrau Railways

3-Star Hotel

4-Star Hotel

1 – 30 Apr 2017, 1 Oct 2017 – 28 Mar 2018

1,161

1,323

1,351

1,636

1 May – 30 Sep 2017

1,269

1,473

1,498

1,758

Additional nights 1 – 30 Apr 2017, 1 Oct 2017 – 28 Mar 2018

129

170

197

271

1 May – 30 Sep 2017

156

210

217

285

Child rates on application. Excludes Christmas and New Year Periods. NOTE: Cogwheel Railway only operates mid-April/May to November. In Winter months take bus from Lucerne to Kriens & then gondola from Kriens to Pilatus.

Does not include  Train seat reservations unless otherwise stated

Day 1 | Arrive Lucerne Arrive in Lucerne by train in 1st class from Swiss border or airport rail station. A stunning setting, world-famous sights, 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

s Wengen Pas den Gol Gstaad Zweisimmen 4158 Jungfrau Col du Pillon Glacier 3000

Titlis 3238

Grindelwald Eiger 3970 Mönch 4107 Jungfraujoch

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 Take a journey to the 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

3 White Peaks 6D/5N Prices from: 1 May – 30 Sep 2017

3-Star Hotel

4-Star Hotel

1,593

1,844

1,878

2,197

156

210

217

285

Additional Nights Interlaken/Lucerne

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.

INDEPENDENT RAIL PACKAGES

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

 BERN

•• Swiss Transfer Ticket Combi: •• 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 Genevatickets 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

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Alpine Sensation, Junfraujoch © Jungfrau Railways

2119 Pilatus

Zürich

Price includes:

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Lucerne

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•• Swiss Transfer Ticket Combi: 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, Chexbres 2 nights Lucerne, in a room with private facilities and breakfast daily •• Any additional tickets for Geneva 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

Basel

Valid from 1 May - 1 October 2017


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Golden-Pass Panoramic BLS train; Lucerne Interlaken Express©Swiss Travel System

GOLDEN PASS TOUR 6 Days - 5 Nights or 7 Days - 6 Nights Valid from 1 April 2017 - 28 March 2018

INDEPENDENT RAIL PACKAGES

Price Includes •• Swiss Transfer Ticket Combi: Golden Pass Line with 4 firstclass 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

Does not include  Train seat reservations unless otherwise stated

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) Day 5 | Interlaken to Montreux Travel by train to Zweisimmen. Change trains for the remainder of the trip to Montreux. Overnight in Montreux. (B) Day 6 | Depart Montreux Depart Montreux for Swiss border or airport rail station or alternatively continue your stay in Switzerland. (B)

Montreux © MontreuxRiveria.com

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 oneof-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 Zürich the wine-tasting cellar coach and in 1st class, upon reservation.

Lucerne Day 1 | Arrive Lucerne Arrive in Lucerne by train in 1st class from Swiss border or 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)

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

2119 Pilatus

 BERN

Sarnen

Interlaken Gruyères

Chocolate Train Montreux

s res Spiez xp Wengen sE

Broc

as en P Zweisimmen G ol d Gstaad

3 Star Hotel

4158 Jungfrau

1798 Rigi

Engelberg

Brienz

Titlis 3238

Grindelwald Eiger 3970 Mönch 4107 Jungfraujoch

4 Star Hotel

1 - 30 Apr 2017, 1 Oct 2017 – 28 Mar 2018

1,085

1,314

1,333

1,702

1 May – 29 Jun, 16 Jul - 30 Sep 2017

1,208

1,478

1,498

1,858

Montreux Jazz Festival: 30 Jun – 15 Jul 17

1,356

1,626

1,646

2,006

Add on: •• Mon – Thu 1 May-30 Jun Daily 1 Jul- 31 Aug Mon, Wed & Thu 1 Sep-12 Oct •• Seat reservation for the Chocolate Train Lake •• 1 additional night in Montreux Constance in a room with private facilities and breakfast daily

7 DAYS - 6 NIGHTS PACKAGE Day 1-5 | Lucerne to Montreux Itinerary as per rail package: Golden Pass Panoramic. Day 6 | 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 a b o u t 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 Lucerne: 1 - 30 Apr, 1 Oct 2017 – 28 Mar 2018

129

170

197

271

Lucerne: 1 May – 30 Sep 2017

156

210

217

285

Interlaken: 1 - 30 Apr, 1 Oct 17 – 28 Mar 18

129

170

156

224

Interlaken: 1 May – 30 Sep 2017

156

204

210

271

Geneva: 1 Apr 2017 - 28 Mar 2018

199

285

247

418

Montreux: 1 - 30 Apr, 1 Oct 17 – 28 Mar 18

156

223

214

299

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

Montreux: 1 May - 29 Jun 17, 16 Jul - 30 Sep 17

171

238

231

333

1 May - 29 Jun, 16 Jul - 30 Sep 2017

1,556

1,907

1,921

2402

Montreux Jazz Festival: 30 Jun – 15 Jul 17

O/R

O/R

O/R

O/R

1 - 12 Oct 2017

1,410

1720

1,731

2204

Montreux Jazz Festival - 30 Jun – 15 Jul 17

1863

2215

2,230

2,711

Optional Jungfraujoch Excursion: From Interlaken - see page 8 for details

Chocolate Train, Montreux © STS swiss-image.ch

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

3 Star Hotel

4 Star Hotel


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Left-to-right: Montreux, Madonna del Sasso Sanctuary, above Locarno, Lugano © www.swiss-image.ch

GOTTHARD PANORAMA EXPRESS

LAKES OF SWITZERLAND 8 Days - 7 Nights

3 Days - 2 Nights

RTSP16

Valid from 8 April 2017 – 8 October 2017

Valid 13 Apr - 23 Oct 2017

Day 3 | Montreux - Interlaken Today continue your rail trip with the GoldenPass Panoramic train (or optional GoldenPass Classic) from Montreux via Zweisimmen to Interlaken, which is situated between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. Enjoy the splendid scenery during your train journey through the Bernese Oberland region. Overnight in Interlaken.

Price Includes

Price Includes •• Swiss Transfer Ticket Combi: (3 Transfers) in 1st class from/to Swiss border or airpor •• 1 night in Lucerne, 1 night in Lugano in a room with private facilities and breakfast daily •• 1st class seat reservations for Gotthard Panorama Express •• 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

Day 4 | Interlaken Day at leisure and time to make an additional excursion. We recommend you visit the Jungfraujoch or our insider tip: explore Lake Brienz with the Jetboat. Overnight in Interlaken.

Image ©SBB

Gotthard Base Tunnel Under construction for 17 years, the Gotthard Base Tunnel extends for 57 kilometres at a maximum depth inside the mountain of 2300 metres. This technical masterpiece links the Swiss cantons of Zurich and Ticino. Trains speed through the tunnel in only 20 minutes at up to maximum 250 k/ph, cutting travel time not only within Switzerland but also between northern and southern Europe.

Does not include Day 5 | Interlaken - Lucerne The Luzern–Interlaken Express takes you over the impressive Brünig alpine world to Lucerne. Overnight in Lucerne.

Does not include  Train seat reservations unless otherwise stated

Day 1 | Arrive Montreux Arrive in Montreux located on the shore of Lake Geneva by train 1st class from Swiss border or airport railway station. Overnight in Montreux.

 Train seat reservations unless otherwise stated Day 1 | Lucerne Arrive in Lucerne by train in 1st class from Swiss border or airport railway station. Overnight in Lucerne.

Day 6 | Lucerne Time at leisure in Lucerne. Enjoy a fantastic mountain excursion of your choice, Mount Titlis, Mount Pilatus or Rigi. Overnight in Lucerne.

Train travel on the Gotthard route is not new. The original line – still in operation today and popular for its panoramic views – dates back to 1882, when rail travel was still in its relative infancy and Switzerland was experiencing the advent of tourism. That route climbs from an altitude of 470 to 1100 metres, across no fewer than 205 bridges and through a special system of tunnels as it masters the Gotthard massif.

Day 2 | Lucerne to Lugano Gotthard Panorama Express In Lucerne board a steamboat and glide across Lake Lucerne (sometimes by motor boat). In Flüelen the panorama train is ready to depart and takes you on the historical Gotthard route to Lugano. Overnight in Lugano. (B)

Day 7 | Lucerne - Locarno Today the Gotthard Panorama Express awaits you – one of the most beautiful travel experience through the Alps. Enjoy a lake cruise from Lucerne to Flüelen, access onto the train over the Gotthard panorama route to Bellinzona and continue Stuttgart to Locarno. Overnight in Locarno.

Day 2 | Montreux Day at leisure. Take the opportunity and book an optional excursion for example the Chocolate Day 3 | Depart Lugano Train (Mon – Thu 1 May-30 Jun Return to Swiss border or airport or Daily 1 Jul31 Aug PARIS continue your stay in Switzerland. Mon, Wed & Thu 1 Sep-12 Oct Nancy Strasbourg Lunéville Overnight in Montreux. Day 8 | Depart Locarno Nancy Strasbourg Lunéville Return to Swiss border or airport or continue your stay in Switzerland.

The revamped north-south Gotthard corridor will bring its full potential to bear in late 2020, when the Ceneri Base Tunnel and the 4-metre corridor Stuttgart become operational.

Rhine R .

D an

8 Apr - 8 Oct 2017

Munich

4 Star Hotel

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1,756

2,122

2,217

GERMANY 2,815

Lake Constance

Operates Sat & Sun only 8 Apr - 24 Jun and daily from 1 Jul - 8 Oct 2017.

Bregenz

1-30 Apr 2017

871

Lucerne

Innsbruck

Erstfeld

Aare

1,208 1,222

Füssen

FRANCE

AUSTRIA

LIECHTENSTEIN

Erstfeld

Interlaken Go tth ard

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SWITZERLAND

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Chambery

Biasca

Bellinzona

Bonneville

Bellinzona

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Adige

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

Aosta

1,045 1,062

Fluelen

BERN 

Go

Spiez

Locarno

Annecy

1,009

Vaduz

Lucerne

LIECHTENSTEIN

Ex ass en P Gol d Zweisimmen

Bonneville

Salzburg

Lake Constance

Bregenz

AUSTRIA

Fluelen

Interlaken

Gstaad

Munich

Zürich

Aare

Montreux

967 GERMANY

Belfort Operates Sat & Sun only 14 Apr - 30 Jun and daily from 1 Jul - 23 Oct 2017.

Vaduz

ss pre

4 Star Hotel

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900

Zürich

FRANCE

D an

1 May-23 Oct 2017 Füssen

Belfort

BERN 

3 Star Hotel

Gotthard Panorama Express 3 Days - 2 Nights. Prices from: Colmar Rhine R .

3 Star Hotel

Lakes of Switzerland - 8 Days - 7 Nights Colmar Prices from:

INDEPENDENT RAIL PACKAGES

•• Swiss Transfer Ticket Combi: (5 Transfers) in 1st class from/to Swiss border or airpor •• 2 nights in Montreux, 2 nights in Interlaken, 2 nights in Lucerne, 1 night in Locarno in a room with private facilities and breakfast daily •• 1st class seat reservations for Golden-Pass Montreux - Interlaken; Lucerne-Interlaken Express & Gotthard Panorama Express •• 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

Lugano

Adige

Innsbruck


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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 8 Days - 7 Nights RTSP20

Rotair Mt Titlis, Engelberg © Engelberg Tourism

Price Includes •• Swiss Transfer Ticket Combi: 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 Train trip from Lucerne to Bern, the Swiss capital, which is surrounded by the beautiful Aare River is an appealing city and has a lot to offer. Take time to explore the different facets of the city, e.g 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

Day 3 | 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.

4158 Jungfrau

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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.

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Sphinx at the Jungfraujoch © Jungfraujoch Tourism

Day 1 | Zurich Arrive in Zurich by train in 1st class from Swiss border or Swiss airport railway station. Overnight in Zurich.

Titlis 3238

Interlaken

Rh

INDEPENDENT RAIL PACKAGES

Valid from 1 April - 4 November 2017 & 16 November 2017 - 27 March 2018

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. Swiss Cities 8D/7N Prices from:

Eiger 3970 Mönch 4107 Jungfraujoch

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. 3 Star Hotel

4 Star Hotel

1 - 30 Apr 2017, 1 Oct - 4 Nov 2017, 16 Nov 2017 - 27 Mar 2018

1,942

2,413

2,261

3,127

1 May - 30 Sep 2017

1,996

2,494

2,302

3,154

Geneva © swiss-image.ch Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation.


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

SWISS PREMIUM TOUR

MOUNT PILATUS

8 Days - 7 Nights

Golden Roundtrip RTSP10

Valid from 1 Apr - 21 Oct 2017, 10-23 December 2017 & 8 January - 27 Mar 2018

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

Rhine R .

Zürich

 BERN Interlaken

sPas den Gol

1798 Rigi

Engelberg 3238 Titlis

Grindelwald Eiger 3970 Mönch 4107

Spiez Jungfraujoch

4158 Jungfrau

a Gl

Visp

Int e rlake n Express

Lucerne 2119 Pilatus

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

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)

AUSTRIA LIECHTENSTEIN

 Train seat reservations unless otherwiseFRANCE stated

Day 1 | Lucerne Arrive Lucerne by train in 1st class from Swiss border or airport railway 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 |Colmar Interlaken to Zermatt Danube R. Train journey through the wonderful Bernese Oberland to Visp and further Day 8 | Depart St.GERMANY Moritz to Zermatt, which is the famous car- Depart St. Moritz Lake for Swiss border Constance Füssen free alpine resort at the foot of the or airport rail station or alternatively Matterhorn! Overnight in Zermatt. (B) continue your stay in Switzerland. (B)

Lu cer ne -

Does not include

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. Stuttgart Overnight in Zermatt. (B)

Reichenau Filisur

Disentis Goschenen Andermatt

St. Moritz

Brig

Zermatt

ITALY

Swiss Premium Tour 8D/7N Aosta Prices from:

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

Full

Swiss Transfer Ticket Combi*

First Class

211

107

Second Class

187

95

Operates: May - Nov.

Samedan

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Mount Pilatus: Golden Roundtrip Experience a romantic boat-trip from Lucerne to Alpnachstad (boat trip operating from May to the end of October only / during winter you take the train). Continue the trip by the steepest cogwheel railway in the world (48% gradient) Munich 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 (dates to be added) Adige ascent and descent with the cogwheel train due to replacement aerial cableway. From (dates to be added) Pilatus Kulm not accessible. Cable cars from Kriens – Fraekmuentegg. * To qualify for half-fare, travellers must hold a Swiss Travel Pass or Swiss Transfer Ticket Combi

3-Star Hotel

4-Star Hotel

1 - 16 Apr 2017, 8 Jan – 27 Mar 2018

2,164

2,383

2,511

17 Apr – 12 May 2017, 10 - 23 Dec 2017

2,078

2,339

2,477

2,865 2,831

13 May – 30 Sep 2017

2,078

2,372

2,511

2,865

1 - 21 Oct 2017

2,003

2,223

2,362

2,743

Optional: Mt Pilatus, Mt Rigi, Mt Titlis excursions

Additonal Nights Prices from:

3-Star Hotel

4-Star Hotel

Lucerne: 1 Apr - 12 May 17, 1 Oct 17 - 27 Mar 18

129

170

197

271

Lucerne: 13 May - 30 Sep 17

156

210

217

285

Interlaken: 1 Apr - 12 May 17, 1 Oct 17 - 27 Mar 18

129

170

156

224

Interlaken: 13 May - 30 Sep 17

156

204

210

271

St.Moritz: 1 Apr 17 - 27 Mar 18

170

197

243

271

Zermatt: 1 Apr - 12 May 17, 1 Oct 17 - 27 Mar 18

210

224

271

292

Zermatt: 13 May - 30 Sep 17

149

164

197

231

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.

INDEPENDENT RAIL PACKAGES

Price Includes •• Swiss Transfer Ticket Combi: 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) Nancy on •• 1st class seat reservations 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


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Jungfraujoch Sphinx Observatory © Jungfrau Railways

MOUNTAIN RAILWAYS 7 Days - 6 Nights Daily departures from 1 Apr - 4 Nov 2017, 18 Nov - 23 Dec 2017 & 8 January - 27 March 2018

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 Swiss border or airport railway station or alternatively continue your stay in Switzerland! (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)

Zürich

Does not include  Train seat reservations unless otherwise stated

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 Chexbres in the Alps. Overnight in Interlaken. (B)

Lucerne Express

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’.

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 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)

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•• Swiss Transfer Ticket Combi 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

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

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Price includes:

RTSP12

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Interlaken Spiez

Engelberg

Brienz

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Grindelwald

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Mountain Railways 7D/6N Prices from:

3090 Gornergrat

3 Star Hotel

4 Star Hotel

1 – 16 Apr 2017, 8 Jan – 27 Mar 2018

1,858

2,048

2,170

2,496

17 Apr – 30 Sep 2017

1,845

2,078

2,170

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271

Lucerne: 17 Apr - 30 Sep 17

156

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217

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Interlaken: 1 – 16 Apr 17, 1 Oct 17 – 27 Mar 18

126

170

156

Interlaken: 17 Apr - 30 Sep 17

156

204

210

271

Zermatt: 1 – 16 Apr 17, 1 Oct 17 – 27 Mar 18

210

274

271

292

Zermatt: 17 Apr - 30 Sep 17

149

164

197

231

Child and senior 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.


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

SWISS RAIL ADVENTURE 8 Days - 7 Nights RTSP21

Daily departures from 11 April - 21 October 2017

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

Does not include  Train seat reservations unless otherwise stated

1798 Rigi

Engelberg

Interlaken

3238 Titlis

Annecy

Day 5 | St. Moritz 4803 Day at leisure. St Moritz isMontthe Blanc original Aosta Swiss winter holiday-resort, a fashionable Chambery mountain-resort world-famous for its skiing, fantastic scenery and its relaxing spas! Overnight in St. Moritz. (B)

3 Star Hotel 1,996

4478 Matterhorn

Filisur Samedan

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Today the Gotthard Panorama Express Lake awaits you –Constance one of the most beautiful Füssen travel experience through the Alps. Enjoy a lake cruise from Lucerne to Flüelen, access onto the train over the Gotthard AUSTRIA panorama route to Bellinzona and continue to Lugano. LIECHTENSTEIN

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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 Geneva from palm trees across the regions of eternalBonneville snow to the valley of the Rhine! Overnight in St. Moritz. (B) ôn Rh

Day 1 | Arrive 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 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. FRANCE Overnight in Lugano. (B)

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

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2,219

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170

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271

Lucerne: 13 May -21 Oct 2017

156

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285

Interlaken: 11 Apr - 12 May 2017

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Interlaken: 13 May - 21 Oct 2017

156

204

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271

St Moritz: 11 Apr - 21 Oct 2017

170

197

243

271

Zermatt: 11 Apr - 21 Oct 2017

149

164

197

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

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

INDEPENDENT RAIL PACKAGES

•• Swiss Transfer Ticket Combi Rail Adventure with 5 first-class rail transfers (from/to Swiss border or airport railway station) •• Reserved seats on Bernina Express (rail & coach) & the Glacier Express •• Lunch on board the Glacier Express •• 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

Day 6 | St. Moritz - Glacier Express to Zermatt Today board the Glacier Express which is one of the greatest train journeys of the world. Travel from St.Moritz to Zermatt. An 8-hour railway journey across 291 bridges, through 91 tunnels Nancy Strasbourg Lunéville 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 The Bernina Express (train) ©RhB in tradition and centuries old culture! Day 2 | Lucerne - Lugano Overnight in Zermatt. (B)Danube Colmar R. Train journey from Lucerne to Lugano. Experience the new Gotthard Base Tunnel Day 7 | Zermatt with its 57 kilometres it is the longest Day at leisure. Consider taking an train tunnel in the world. It takes only optional Gornergrat excursion. Belfort 17 minutes to travel this fast flat-track Overnight in Zermatt. (B)Lim ma t route under the Alpine massif in the heart of Europe. Overnight in Lugano. Zürich Rhine R .

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Left-to-right: Bernina Express © Rhb, Golden Pass Train © Swiss Travel System

GRAND TRAIN TOUR OF SWITZERLAND 8 Days - 7 Nights Valid from 14 April – 21 October 2017

INDEPENDENT RAIL PACKAGES

Zurich and the Limmat River

Prices includes: •• S wiss Transfer Ticket Combi: Grand Train Tour of Switzerland (8 transfers) including excursion to Jungfraujoch in 1st class from/to Swiss border or airport •• Seat reservation for the Luzern–Interlaken Express, GoldenPass, Bernina Express (train + coach), •• Seat reservation Gotthard Panorama Express •• Seat reservation for Glacier Express •• Lunch on board the Glacier Express (excluding beverages) •• 1 night in Zürich, 1 night in Interlaken, 1 night in Montreux, 1 night in Zermatt, 1 night in St Moritz, 1 night in Lugano, 1 night 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 fare •• Service charges, taxes and VAT Please Note: A one-way only seat reservation per person aboard the Glacier Express train is included in this package.

Does not include  Train seat reservations unless otherwise stated

Day 1 | Arrive Zurich Arrive in Zurich. Switzerland’s largest city is the most-elegant, yet compact metropolis on the shores of Lake Zurich and the Limmat River. Overnight in Zurich. Day 2 | Zurich - Interlaken Train journey from Zurich via Lucerne to Interlaken. After you check-in to your hotel a highlight of your visit to Switzerland awaits you - a journey to the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe! The highest railway station in Europe is located 3454 m. Visitors gain access to a high-Alpine wonderland of ice, snow and rock, which they can admire from the viewing platforms on the Aletsch Glacier or in the Ice Palace. The rail journey to the Jungfraujoch is an experience which leads through the Eiger and the Mönch. At the Eismeer and Eigerwand intermediate stations, visitors can enjoy the wonderful view from the Eiger North Face. Don’t miss following Junfraujoch – Top of Europe attractions:

Day 3 | Interlaken - Montreux Train ride to Zweisimmen. Change to the GoldenPass Panoramic train (or optional GoldenPass Classic) for this memorable trip to Montreux on the shore of Lake Geneva. You find yourself among alpine forests, bubbling mountain springs and picturesque mountain villages. Overnight in Montreux. Day 4 | Montreux - Zermatt Today board the train to Zermatt, the marvellous alpine resort at the foot of the majestic Matterhorn. Overnight in Zermatt. Day 5 | Zermatt - Glacier Express - St Moritz Board the Glacier Express and enjoy one of the greatest rail journeys of the world! The Glacier Express takes you across 291 bridges, through 91 tunnels and across the Oberalp Pass at 2033 m to St. Moritz. Overnight in St. Moritz.

Day 6 | St Moritz - Lugano Today the Bernina Express of the Rhaetian Railway takes you along its 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. Day 7 | Lugano - Lucerne Train journey from Lugano to Lucerne. Experience the new Gotthard Base Tunnel – with its 57 kilometres it is the longest train tunnel in the world. It takes only 20 minutes to travel this fast flat-track route under the Alpine massif in the heart of Europe. Overnight in Lucerne. Day 8 | Depart Lucerne Return to Swiss border or airport or continue your stay in Switzerland at your own request. Additional nights It is possible to book additional nights in every included overnight destination, except Interlaken.

Alpine Sensation: • The Alpine Adventure Trip • Sphinx – 3571m above sea level: Sphinx – the most breathtaking views from the Top of Europe! • Jungfrau Panorama: 4-minute 360° Jungfrau region cinema experience • Lindt Swiss Chocolate Heaven: The Lindt & Sprüngli Adventure World at the highest elevation • Ice Palace: A unique world of ice in the heart of the Jungfraujoch • Snow Fun – Top of Europe: Fun and games in the world of glaciers Overnight in Interlaken.

Jungfraubahn © Jungfrau Tourism

Lake Lugano© Lugano Tourism Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation.


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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.

GRAND TRAIN TOUR OF SWITZERLAND 8 Days - 7 Nights RTSP23

ADD THE CHOCOLATE TRAIN Mon – Thu: 1 May – 30 Jun 2017. Mon, Wed & Thu: 1 Sep-12 Oct 2017. Daily: 1 Jul - 31 Aug 2017.

Chocolate Train, Montreux © STS swiss-image.ch

You may wish to go for lunch and enjoy the tasty local cheese fondue or visit the Nancy Gruyères Castle. Late afternoon the bus takes you to ‘La Maison du Gruyère’ for a demonstration visit of the cheese factory followed by the return travel to Montreux with the Chocolate Train.

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ADD THE GOTTHARD EXPRESS Saturdays & Sundays: 14 April - 30 June 2017 Daily: 1 July – 22 October 2017 In Bellinzona access Chambery the Gotthard Panorama route to Flüelen followed by a lake cruise to Lucerne. In the panorama railcar passengers will be accompanied by a travel guide and you will be entertained with special effects and additional information on the region, its many sights, mythology and mystique.

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3090 Gornergrat

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

3 Star Hotel

4 Star Hotel

14 Apr – 12 May 2017

2,261

2,538

2,700

3,190

13 May - 29 Jun, 16 Jul - 21 Oct 2017

2,309

2,601

2,789

3,297

30 Jun - 15 July 2017 Montreux Jazz Festival

2,457

2,749

2,937

3,445

See page 17 for details

Additonal Nights Prices from:

GRAND TOUR OF SWITZERLAND: BY CAR 8 DAYS - 7 NIGHTS Self-Drive Tour also available CO NTACT U S FO R M O R E I N FO R MATI O N 13 0 0 6 5 10 6 5

3-Star Hotel

4-Star Hotel

Zurich

200

285

247

418

Interlaken

129

170

156

224

Montreux*

156

223

214

299

Zermatt

149

164

197

231

St Moritz

170

197

243

271

Lugano

147

197

244

326

Lucerne

129

170

197

271

* Montreux Jazz Festival – supplement applies Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation.

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A coffee and a croissant will be served on board the Chocolate Train. The ‘Maison Cailler-Nestlé’ chocolate factory awaits you. You will learn about the history of Swiss chocolate making tradition followed by a chocolate tasting. Afterwards a bus takes you to the village of Gruyères for some leisure time.


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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  11 Days - 10 Nights Valid from 14 April - 21 October 2017

INDEPENDENT RAIL PACKAGES

Price includes

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.

Lucerne and Mt Pilatus ©swiss-image.ch

•• Swiss Transfer Ticket Combi 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 Bernina Express,Glacier Express and GoldenPassLine MontreuxInterlaken •• Lunch on board the Glacier Express (excluding beverages) •• 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 •• 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 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.

Does not include

Above: Lucerne ©swiss-image.ch

Day 3 | Lucerne to Lugano Train journey from Lucerne to Lugano. Experience the new Gotthard Base Tunnel - with its 57 kilometres it is the longest train tunnel in the world. It takes only 20 minutes to travel this fast flat-track route under the Alpine massif in the heart of Europe. Continue from Bellinzona to Lugano. Overnight in Lugano. (B) 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)

 Train seat reservations unless otherwise stated

Matterhorn Glacier Paradise © Michael Portmann

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 an 8-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 | Matterhorn Excursion The Zermatt Bergbahnen AG takes you to the highest cable-car station in Europe at 388 metres. The 360° panorama is unique - do not miss their new highlights: Snow-Tubing, Cinema Lounge, Glacier Palace, Peak Shop and Viewing platform. Overnight in Zermatt. (B) 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 1 | Lucerne Arrive in Lucerne by train in 1st class from Swiss border or airport railway station. Overnight in Lucerne.

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

View over St. Moritz Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation.


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Left: Rhaetian Railways © RhB; Stopping at Kleine Scheidegg, at the foot of the famous Eiger North Wall © Jungfrau Railways

BEST OF SWITZERLAND 11 Days - 10 Nights RTSP09

Stuttgart

Day 9 | Excursion to Jungfraujoch The journeyStrasbourg 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 D an ube R. Colmar at from vantage terraces, be marvelled the Aletsch Glacier or in the Ice Palace. Overnight in Interlaken. (B) Rhine R .

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14 Apr – 12 May 2017

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3,346

3,489

4,211

13 May – 29 Jun, 16 Jul - 21 Oct 2017

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3,386

3,529

4,251

30 Jun - 15 July 2017 Montreux Jazz Festival

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147

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244

326

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170

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271

Zermatt

149

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231

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223

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299

Interlaken

129

170

156

224

Zurich

200

285

247

418

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HOTEL LIST FOR INDEPENDENT SWISS RAIL PACKAGES CITY Engelberg Geneva Grindelwald

3-STAR HOTELS

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5-STAR HOTELS

Strasbourg-Univers

Cornavin, Montbrillant

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

Du Lac, Interlaken, Metropole, Krebs*, Du Nord

Lindner Hotel Beau Rivage

Locarno

Du Lac, Dell’ Angelo, Garni Muralto

Belvedere

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Lucerne

Waldstätterhof, Drei Könige, Des Alpes, Ibis Styles

Art Deco Hotel Montana, Radission Blu, Ameron Flora, Continental Park

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Continental Park, Delfino, International au Lac, Federale,

Lugano Dante Center, Novotel Lugano-Paridiso, Villa Sassa

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Montreux

Helvetie

Eurotel Riviera, Grand Hotel Suisse Majestic

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Soldanella, Hauser, Laudinella, Bären

Art Boutique Monopol, Steffani*, Crystal, Reine Victoria

Badrutt’s Palace

Zermatt

Sarazena, Bristol, Excelsior, Butterfly

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

Mont Cervin Palace

Comfort Inn Royal, Montana, Rütli

Central Plaza, Glockenhof, Marktgasse Hotel

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

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Belfort

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


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EXPERIENCE SWITZERLAND BY COACH

ESCORTED COACH TOURS

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

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 coach •• 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 coach •• Services of a multilingual tour director •• Porterage and baggage handling (1 piece per person) •• Service charges and taxes Lugano

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 takes 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.

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

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Departs Zurich, every Monday 24 April - 09 October 2017 For pre and post tour accommodation please refer to page 31.

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 Rhone River 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 farmhouses 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)

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 – Vaduz – Zurich Depart St. Moritz in the morning and cross the Julier Pass and visit Chur, the oldest town in Switzerland which has a settlement history of over 5,000 years. 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 we will return to Zurich through the Toggenburg region with its picturesque farmhouses. Arrive in Zurich at approximately 5 pm. As the tour ends late in the day, consider prebooking a night in Zurich or other arrangements.

Guaranteed Departures and Senior’s Discounts 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. 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

1,615

1,906

Senior 60+

1,562

1,853

Departs Geneva, every Wednesday: 26 Apr-11 Oct 2017 For pre and post tour accommodation please refer to page 31

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


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

SWISS GRAND ALPINE TOUR WITH GLACIER EXPRESS

SWISS CHARMING TOUR 4 Days - 3 Nights | Escorted Coach Tour

6 Days - 5 Nights - Escorted Coach Tour Price Includes:

Accommodation in First-Class hotels*, in room with private facilities •• Breakfast daily and dinner on days indicated (B) or (D) •• Touring in deluxe airconditioned coach •• 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 lunch or dinners on days indicated (B), (L) or (D) •• Touring in deluxe airconditioned coach •• 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 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.

Interlaken

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 Rhone River 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. Arrive in Zurich at approx. 6:30 pm. (B) As the tour ends late in the day, consider prebooking a night in Zurich or other arrangements.

Zurich’s Hauptbahnhof © STS swiss-image.ch

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

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

Day 1 | Zurich – Lucerne – Mt. Titlis – Interlaken Depart Zurich at 8.30 am. A short drive takes you to Lucerne to visit the Lion Monument and a walk on the 14th century Chapel Bridge. At noon travel to the mountain resort of Engelberg. A cable-car ride to the summit of Mount Titlis takes you up into the high alpine region with its glaciers and eternal ice. Enjoy a magnificent ride in the revolving ‘ROTAIR’ gondola. In the afternoon cross the Brunig Pass to the Bernese Oberland to 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 ata first-class hotel. Day 2 | Interlaken – Bern – Gruyères – Geneva Depart Interlaken and drive along 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. Continue your drive to the Vaud Riviera and reach Geneva.

Dinner on your own. Overnight at superior tourist-class hotel. (B) Day 3 | Geneva – Montreux – Zermatt City tour of Geneva this morning. Highlights include: 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. In the afternoon travel through the Valais to Täsch and board a cogwheel train that takes you to the mountain resort of Zermatt. Dinner and overnight at first-class hotel. (B,D) Day 4 | Zermatt Day at leisure in Zermatt! Dinner and overnight at a first-class hotel. (B,D) 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. During the journey a delicious 3-course lunch is served at your seat. In the late afternoon arrive at St. Moritz. Dinner and overnight at first-class hotel. (B,L,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 for sightseeing. This tiny country 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 picturesque farmhouses. Arrive in Zurich at approx. 5 pm. (B) As the tour ends late in the day, consider prebooking a night in Zurich or other arrangements.

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

Zurich - Zurich

1,851

2,201

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1,773

2,131

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Senior 60+

Zurich - Zurich

3,037 3,394 2,971

3,328

Upgrade to 1st-class Rail

3,254

3,545

3,611

3,187

Departs Zurich, every Monday: 24 Apr- 09 Oct 2017

Departs Zurich, every Monday 24 Apr - 09 Oct 2017; Glacier Express tickets in 2nd Class

For pre and post tour accommodation please refer to page 31

For pre and post tour accommodation please refer to page 31

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

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On board the Glacier Express; Enjoying Lucerne, lakeside © STS swiss-image.ch.

SWISS SPLENDOUR TOUR WITH GLACIER EXPRESS 7 Days - 6 Nights | Escorted Coach Tour

Glacier Express on the Landwusser Viaduct ©Rhaetian Railways

GLACIER EXPRESS ZERMATT - ST. MORITZ

Accommodation in First-Class hotels, in room with private facilities •• Breakfast daily and lunch or dinners on days indicated (B), (L) or (D) •• Touring in deluxe airconditioned coach •• Services of a multilingual tour director •• Porterage and baggage handling (1 piece per person) •• Service charges and taxes Day 1 | Geneva – Montreux – Zermatt Commence the day with a city tour of Geneva. 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)

An 8-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 PARIS rich in ancient mountain forests, peaceful Day 2 | Zermatt alpine meadows, rushing mountain Full day at leisure in Zermatt. Admire streams and mountain valleys. the quaint old farm houses and barns in their unique style, do some shopping It was on June 25, 1930 that or relax. Dinner and overnight in the Glacier Express commenced Zermatt at a first-class hotel. (B,D) summer operations from Zermatt to St.Moritz, but it was to take Day 3 | Zermatt (unescorted) more than 50 years before the – Glacier Express Train – St. Moritz trains were able to also cross the Today you will travel on the legendary impassable Furka alpine route in ‘Glacier Express Train’ boarding in winter. Construction work on the Zermatt for a morning departure. A Furka tunnel between Oberwald magnificent travelling day is ahead and Realp began in 1973 and of you. Seated in a comfortable services could finally start on 26 2nd class compartment. During the June 1982, allowing the Glacier journey enjoy a delicious 3-course Express to run year-round. lunch, served at your seat. In the late Glacier Express ©Rhaetian Railways afternoon you will arrive at St. Moritz. Dinner and overnight in St. Moritz at a first-class hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 5 | Zurich – Rapperswil – Boat ride on Lake Zurich At 10 am 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 at approx. 4 pm – return to your hotel. Overnight in Zurich at a first-class hotel. (B) Day 6 | Zurich – Lucerne – Mt. Titlis – Interlaken Depart Zurich at 8:30 am. 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 a ride in the Nancyalpine region. Enjoy Strasbourg Lunéville 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) Rhine R .

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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 pm. (B) As the tour ends late in the day, consider pre-booking a night in Geneva or other arrangements.

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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 type with a driver/guide. The tour company reserves the right to make changes to the tour program, without notice.

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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)

FRANCE

Täsch

Martigny

Zermatt 4478 Matterhorn

3090 Gornergrat

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Adult

Swiss Splendour Tour with Glacier Express 7 days / 6 nights - Prices from:

Senior 60+

Geneva - Geneva

3,213

3,678

3,147

3,612

Upgrade to 1st-class Rail

3,430

3,895

3,364

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Departs Geneva every Wednesday: 26 Apr-4 Oct 2017 For pre and post tour accommodation please refer to page 31.

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


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Left-to-right: St Moritz © swissimage.ch; The Matterhorn © Zermatt Tourism

SWISS GRAND ALPINE TOUR WITH JUNGFRAUJOCH 7 Days - 6 Nights - Escorted Coach Tour

Price Includes:

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

Day 1 | Zurich – Excursion to Jungfraujoch – Interlaken Depart Zurich at 8.00 am 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 Rhone River 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)

Zermatt

Day 5 | Zermatt – Nufenen Pass – Lugano Morning at leisure in Zermatt – admire the quaint old farmhouses 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) 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 – Vaduz – Zurich Depart St. Moritz in the morning and cross the Julier Pass and visit Chur, the oldest town in Switzerland which has a settlement history of over 5,000 years. 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 we will return to Zurich through the Toggenburg region with its picturesque farmhouses. Arrive in Zurich at approximately 5 pm.

View of Interlaken from Harder Kulm

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

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

3,047

3,654

Senior 60+

2,979

3,587

Departs Sundays from Zurich: 7, 21 May; 4,18 Jun; 2,16,30 Jul; 13,27 Aug; 10,24 Sep 2017. For pre and post tour accommodation please refer to page 31

Like something a little different? Contact our office for more information! Call Reservations on 1300 65 10 65

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

Modern Vaduz, Liechtenstein

LIECHTENSTEIN 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!

ESCORTED COACH TOURS

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

Day 3 | 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 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)


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

SCENIC SWISS TOUR

8 Days - 7 Nights - Escorted Coach Tour

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.

PARIS

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 room with private facilities •• Breakfast daily and dinners on days indicated (B) or (D) •• Touring in deluxe airconditioned coach •• 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 – Maloja Pass – St. Moritz Nancy Strasbourg Depart Lugano Lunévilleand 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 main sights of Rapperswil are its roses, Stuttgart 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 pm - return to your hotel. Dinner on-yourown. Overnight at a first-class hotel. (B) D an

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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 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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Scenic Swiss Tour ZS08Z 8 days / 7 nights - Prices from: Zurich - Zurich

2,978

3,706

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2,911

3,639

Departs Zurich every Monday: 24 Apr-09 Oct 2017 For pre and post tour accommodation please refer to page 31.

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

PRE/POST COACH TOUR ACCOMMODATION Stay in Zurich or Geneva before or after your tour

SWISSOTEL INTERNATIONAL ZURICH 

ZURICH WEEKEND PACKAGE 3 Days / 2 Nights - Zurich City Stay

RAMADA ENCORE GENEVA-CAROUGE +

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Swissotel International Zurich-Oerlikon, Room

Ramada Encore Geneva-Carouge, Room

This first-class superior hotel that boasts a prime location, is ideally located between Zurich Airport and Zurich City. The 347 non-smoking rooms and suites reflect a contemporary and sophisticated style, featuring views of Zurich and the Swiss Alps.

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.

Zurich Weekend Package ZRHWP 3 days / 2 nights - Prices from: Saturday - Monday:

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Left-to-right: Zurich at Night; Zurich by the River © swissimage.ch/ Zurich Tourism

ZURICH DAY TOURING

Day Touring option from Zurich 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; Costing for either journey One way ticket approx. price CHF 6.60 15 min by taxi; approx. price CHF 30 From Zurich-Oerlikon train station: 1 min walk to hotel

Please Note: 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.

Map & Directions From Geneva Airport to Geneva-Carouge: 25 min by taxi; approx. price CHF 45

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From Geneva-Cornavin Main Station to Geneva-Carouge: 15 min by taxi; approx. price CHF 30 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.

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BLACK FOREST & RHINE FALLS An excursion to Northern Switzerland and the Black Forest, one of the most attractive landscapes of Southern Germany. Along Lake Schluchsee you reach Titisee, the very heart of the Black Forest. You will receive a short introduction in how they bring those popular cuckoo-clocks to sing, then you will enjoy time at leisure. Perhaps you may wish to do a boat ride or enjoy the local food; the most-known speciality is the Black Forest Cake, made with cherry brandy. Driving through very impressive spruce forests passing by Lenzkirch you return to Switzerland. There you will stop to admire the Rhine Falls, Europe’s largest and most spectacular waterfalls! IMPORTANT: YOU WILL NEED YOUR PASSPORT FOR THIS TOUR (return journey via Germany)

Black Forest & Rhine Falls Duration: 6 ½ hours Departs Zurich 12.15 pm: Mon – Fri 1 May - 31 Oct 2017

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

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•• 2 nights in a first-class Zurich hotel including buffet breakfast •• Tour of Zurich and its surroundings including a boat ride on Lake of Zurich •• Touring in air-conditioned coaches •• Services of a multilingual tour director •• Porterage and baggage handling (1 piece per person) •• Service charges and taxes.


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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. PRICES FROM

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

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ZURICH AIRPORT  NH ZURICH AIRPORT 

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ZURICH | GLOCKENHOF  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.

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ZURICH | B2 BOUTIQUE HOTEL + SPA  The 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

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GETTING AROUND ZURICH Zurich Airport to Zurich Hotels ca. 25 min

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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.

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Zurich Airport - Zurich Main Train Station ca. 10-15 min CHF 6.60 per Adult Day ticket CHF 13.20 per Adult

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Located in the old town, just 300 m from the main station. Bright, airy individually-decorated soundproofed rooms featuring free Wi-fi, cable TV, minibar.

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


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

DAY TOURS FROM ZURICH

SWITZERLAND HOLIDAYS

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

ZURICH TROLLEY EXPERIENCE

ZURICH CIRCLE TOUR

ZURICH COMBO TOUR

THE GREAT TOUR OF ZURICH

Discover the sights of Zurich on the ‘Classic Trolley’. 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 Chagall windows, Limmatquai, the University District, residential areas, hillside villas on the Zurichberg, 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 ‘Classic Trolley’. Following your city tour, at the lake piers you will board a 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 vineyardclad hills and stately villas. Enjoy the views of the city as well as the snow-covered Glarner Mountains in the other direction.

The perfect combination - an informative city tour of Zurich and a train trip up to ‘Top of Zurich’, the Ütliberg, Zurich’s highest vantage point. A comprehensive 2-hour citytour on board the unique ‘Classic Trolley’ awaits you. Following the city tour enjoy a 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.

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. Between Nov-Mar there are no boats operating, so you return to Zurich by modern ‘Gold Coast Express’ train along the road that follows the lake-shore.

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LUCERNE FOLKLORE TOUR

LUCERNE TOUR

This excursion takes you to the city of Lucerne. After a short tour of the city, proceed to an 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 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 returning to Zurich by bus.

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.

MT. PILATUS THE GOLDEN ROUNDTRIP

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Lucerne Folklore Tour

Lucerne Tour

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 cablecar 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.

Tour the Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe at 3,454 m, and the magnificent mountain world of the Bernese Oberland. From Lauterbrunnen board the cogwheel train to Jungfraujoch - Europe’s highest railway station. Enjoy the world of eternal snow and ice. Visit the Ice Palace, experience the panoramic view from the Sphinx Observation Terrace overlooking the Aletsch Glacier (Europe’s longest glacier) and the snow-capped peaks of the neighbouring countries. Return to Zurich via Grindelwald, arriving at approx 8 pm.

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DAY TOURS FROM ZURICH Sightseeing options departing from Zurich - For more information about all day tours from Zurich visit www.holidaysonlocation.com

EIGER - JUNGFR AU GLACIER PANORAMA

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.

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. Time for lunch (at own expense). The unaccompanied trip backdown to the valley follows the northwest slopes of the Eiger to the famous resort of Grindelwald. (During winter season the tour is fully-guided, also the down-hill train-ride to Grindelwald). Late afternoon return to Zurich by coach with guide. Arrive in Zurich at approx. 8 pm.

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ENGELBERG TOUR

MT. TITLIS - GLACIER PARADISE

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.

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 green-valley bottom to the high alpine glacier region at 3,020m which guarantees snow the wholeyear round! Enjoy a magnificent ride in the world’s first-ever revolving ‘ROTAIR’ gondola, with 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. 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.

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INTERLAKEN - GRINDELWALD

EINSIEDELN The village of Einsiedeln is a popular tourist destination in central Switzerland. The Benedictine Einsiedeln Abbey, located within the village, is considered one of the most important Roman Catholic pilgrimage sites in Europe and is called ‘the most important place of pilgrimage dedicated to the Virgin Mary in Switzerland’. Einsiedeln is also the birthplace of Paracelsus, a Renaissance physician and alchemist who is credited with first naming zinc. The Einsiedeln’s traditional Christmas Market is one of the largest in Switzerland with more than 130 Christmas stalls along the main street and along the Abbey square.

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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 May - Oct 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. Arrive in Zurich at approx. 8 pm. Interlaken - Grindelwald

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Duration: 11½ hours

Departs Zurich 8:30 am Wed-Sun Apr, Oct, Nov. Daily May-Sep. Fri-Sun Dec-Mar.

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

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View of Lucerne from Mt. Pilatus

INDEPENDENT DAY EXCURSIONS BY RAIL Independent train excursions from Lucerne & Montreux

1st Class

TRAIN EXCURSIONS FROM LUCERNE Prices From

Golden Round Trip Mt. Pilatus Summer - 15 Apr - 1 Nov 2017

Mount Rigi - Including boat to Vitznau plus cogwheel train 1-17 Apr 2017, 13 May - 5 Nov 2017, 18 Nov 2017 - 28 Mar 2018

Mount Titlis - Ice Flyer Chair lift to Titlis Glacier Park 1 Apr - 5 Nov 2017, 18 Nov 2017 - 28 Mar 2018

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MT TITLIS - ICE FLYER CHAIR LIFT TO TITLIS GLACIER PARK

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.

SWITZERLAND HOLIDAYS

1/2 fare applies when a passenger travels with a valid Swiss Transfer Ticket Combi / Swiss Travel Pass, conditions apply.

MT PILATUS: GOLDEN ROUND TRIP Visit Mt. Pilatus during the Summer Season (April - November 2017)

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.

TRAIN EXCURSIONS DEPARTING MONTREUX Prices From

Chocolate Train - Ticket and seat reservation including visit to a chocolate and cheese factory and a castle. Mon – Thu: 1 May – 30 Jun 2017. Mon, Wed & Thu: 1 Sep-12 Oct 2017. Daily: 1 Jul - 31 Aug 2017.

1st Class ½ Fare Full Fare

97

162

1/2 fare applies when a passenger travels with a valid Swiss Transfer Ticket Combi / Swiss Travel Pass, conditions apply.

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.

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.

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


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Glacier Paradise at the Gornergrat

INDEPENDENT DAY EXCURSIONS BY RAIL Independent train excursions from Interlaken, St. Moritz and Zermatt

TRAIN EXCURSIONS DEPARTING INTERLAKEN Prices from

Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe 1 Apr 2017 - 28 Mar 2018

Schilthorn (via Stechelberg) James Bond Mountain Valid 1-23 Apr 2017, 29 Apr - 12 Nov 2017, 9 Dec 2017 - 28 Mar 2018 Schynige Platte 27 May - 22 Oct 2017

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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.

SCHILTHORN

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Bernina Express: Includes Ticket and Seat Reservations St. Moritz - Tirano (Italy) - Return St. Moritz Valid 1 Apr 2017 - 28 Mar 2018

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1/2 fare applies when a passenger travels with a valid Swiss Transfer Ticket Combi / Swiss Travel Pass, conditions apply.

BERNINA EXPRESS 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.

TRAIN EXCURSIONS DEPARTING ZERMATT Prices from

Gornergrat Valid 1 Apr 2017 - 28 Mar 2018

Matterhorn - Glacier Paradise including Glacier Palace Valid 1 Apr 2017 - 28 Mar 2018 - Visit www.matterhornparadise.ch

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Schilthorn, with Piz Gloria revolving restaurant

Overlooking the valley of Lauterbrunnen in the Bernese Oberland. 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

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GORNERGRAT

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, Mönch and Eiger.

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

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

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. Conclude your excursion with a visit to the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, the highest viewing platform in Europe.

SWITZERLAND HOLIDAYS

1/2 fare applies when a passenger travels with a valid Swiss Transfer Ticket Combi / Swiss Travel Pass, conditions apply.

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Swiss Transport Museum©Lucerne Tourism

LUCERNE AT THE WALDSTÄTTERHOF

LUCERNE AT THE WILDEN MANN

3 Days - 2 Nights | Lucerne City Package

3 Days - 2 Nights | Lucerne City Package

HOTEL WILDEN MANN 

SWITZERLAND HOLIDAYS

HOTEL WALDSTÄTTERHOF 

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. Lucerne at the Waldstätterhof Prices from:

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•• 2 nights accommodation at 3-star Hotel Waldstätterhof in a comfort room with private facilities and breakfast daily •• Fruit plate delivered to your room on arrival •• One 3-course dinner (excludes beverages) per person served in 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 in the hotel’s restaurant •• 2 hour 1st-class boat cruise on Lake Lucerne •• Service charges, taxes and VAT

Comfort Room

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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Lucerne at the Wilden Mann Prices from:

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Child policy, when sharing with two adults: 0-5yrs: free of charge; 6-11yrs: 50% off adult rate; 12-15yrs: 30% off adult rate.

LUCERNE IN STYLE AT THE WILDEN MANN 3 Days - 2 Nights

Price includes: •• 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 in the hotel’s restaurant •• Guided City Walk (departs daily in Summer - 1 May - 31 Oct 2017; Wed & Sat in Winter - 1 Jan - 30 Apr 2017) •• Service charges, taxes and VAT Junior Suite

Lucerne in Style at the Wilden Mann Prices from: 1 Feb - 30 Apr; 1 Nov - 31 Dec 2017

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LUCERNE IN STYLE

Luxury options for Lucerne

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LUCERNE | PALACE LUZERN 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.

STANDARD HILL SIDE

$310

per person per night, low season, twin share

LUCERNE | GRAND NATIONAL

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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.

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. 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 STANDARD HILL SIDE

$298

per person per night, low season, twin share

LUCERNE | SCHWEIZERHOF

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.

 LUCERNE CITY TOUR City tour option

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 have been recently renovated and are individually furnished. All rooms feature a coffee/tea maker and satellite TV.

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

PRICES FROM STANDARD HILL SIDE

$309

Purchase tickets from the Lucerne Tourist Information Office

per person per night, low season, twin share

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

SWITZERLAND HOLIDAYS

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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

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 which testify to a 20,000m2 moving his tor y and heralds future challenges in transport and communication.

OLD TOWN ROOM

$109

per person per night, low season, twin share

LUCERNE | AMERON FLORA  Close to the Kapell Bridge and the train station. 161 rooms all with mountain views, modernly-furnished with private facilities, minibar and satellite TV. PRICES FROM

$145

per person per night, low season, twin share

LUCERNE | DES BALANCES 

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$207

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Modern Art Deco style hotel, minutes from both the Old Town and the rail station. 65 rooms all with private facilities, phone and TV. FLUHMATTW EG E S TRAS MATTS FLUH

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.

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Queen Victoria Restaurant, Mt Pilatus © Luzern Tourism

DAY TOURS FROM LUCERNE Sightseeing options departing from Lucerne - For more detailed information about all day tours from Lucerne visit www.holidaysonlocation. com

INTERLAKEN - GRINDELWALD This guided coach-tour takes you on scenic routes to Interlaken at the foot of the snow-covered Alps of the Bernese Oberland. After some time at leisure in Interlaken, the coach takes you to the well-known holiday resort of Grindelwald, which is referred to as the ‘Glacier Village’. Time to explore this region on-yourown. An optional cable car ride (operates only 29 May - 24 Oct 2017) 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. Interlaken - Grindelwald: Prices From

Duration: 9½ hours

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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: Prices From

Duration: 9½ hours

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Child

328

162

Departs Lucerne 8:30 am Wed-Sun Apr, Oct, Nov. Daily May-Sep; Fri-Sun Dec-Mar

EIGER - JUNGFRAU GLACIER PANORAMA VIEW This 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 we 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 your 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

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186

93

Departs Lucerne 8:30 am Wed-Sun Apr, Oct, Nov. Daily May-Sep; Fri-Sun Dec-Mar

MOUNT TITLIS GLACIER PARADISE 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. 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 of 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 your coach and return to Lucerne.

MOUNT PILATUS - THE DRAGON MOUNTAIN GOLDEN ROUNDTRIP

Mount Titlis - Glacier Paradise: Prices From

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

Duration: 5½ hours Departs Lucerne, daily 10 am except 6-17 Nov

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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 Mount Pilatus - The Dragon Mountain: Prices From

Duration: 6 hours Departs Lucerne: Daily 10 am except 6-17 Nov

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

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Left-to-right: Engelberg;Mt Titlis Rotair Revolving gondola.

ENGELBERG EXPERIENCE: MT TITLIS RESORT

ENGELBERG | TITLIS

MT TITLIS DAY TRIP

Engelberg is an alpine town in central Switzerland. In the center is Kloster Engelberg, a 12th-century monastery. Trails weave up Mt. Titlis, and ski runs zigzag down, while revolving Titlis Rotair gondola lift leads to the summit, Titlis Cliff Walk suspension bridge and a glacial park. Trübsee, a glacial lake, lies nearby.

So much to see and do or do nothing!

Day excursion to Mount Titlis Depart Lucerne by regular train to Engelberg. A train depart Lucerne 10 minutes past every hour and arrives into Engelberg 53 minutes past the hour. Then from Engelberg, either take the free shuttle bus service (departing on the hour) or take a 5 minute walk to reach the cable car station to begin a journey by aerial cableway (please note - cable cars depart every 10 seconds from 8.30 am onwards).

Things to see and do

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5 Days / 4 Nights Holiday Apartment Stay

Engelberg is 1 hour 50 minutes by train from Zurich (via Lucerne) and 43 minutes from Lucerne. The Mt Titlis Resort holiday apartments in Engelberg offer plenty of space in which to relax in one, two or three bedroom apartments. The large, bright living area with its open-plan kitchen is perfect for evening get-togethers with friends and family. From the balcony or patio, you can enjoy sweeping views of Engelberg, Titlis and the surrounding mountain landscape. The apartments are all verywell equipped. Free WLAN is available in all apartments and buildings in the Titlis Resort.

Price Includes •• 4 nights accommodation in your choice of Studio, 1-bedroom or 2-bedroom apartment •• Cleaning, linen and towels •• Mt Titlis excursion and Ice Flyer •• Service Charges & taxes Prices per person, twin-share from: Studio Apartmennt 23Mar - 12 May; 26Aug - 28 Oct 17

570

4 - 24 Mar; 13 May - 30Jun 17

633

1Jul-25 Aug 17

690

Hiking: Engelberg-Untertrübsee-Trübsee: 3 hrs Around lake Trübsee: 1 hr Trübsee-Jochpass-Schaftal-JochpassTrübsee: 5 hrs 4-Lake Hike: 4 hrs (Engelberg-Trübsee-JochpassEngstlenalp-Tannalp-Melchsee-Frutt) Trübsee-Stand: 2 hrs Glacier Path – Stotzig Egg: 30 mins Gerschnialp Alpine Flower trail: 40 mins Trübsee alpine flower trail: 1 hr

725

4 - 24 Mar; 13 May - 30Jun 17

779

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833

2-Bedroom Apartmennt 23Mar - 12 May; 26Aug - 28 Oct 17

816

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Images, clockwise from above: Titlis Resort; Ice Flyer; Igloo Village; Mountain Flower Trail; Boating on the Trübsee; Bathroom and Kitchen at the Titlis Resort. All © Engelberg-Titlis Tourismus AG

Your ascent/descent is in three stages: Engelberg – Trubsee 20 min by Gondola Tubsee – Stand 5 min by by Cable Car Stand – top of Mt Titlis 5 min by Rotair Revolving Gondola.

1-Bedroom Apartmennt 23Mar - 12 May; 26Aug - 28 Oct 17

Day Tour from Lucerne

Mountain Biking Devil Bikes Boat Hire Golf Via Ferrata Graustock This medium-difficulty trail starts at Berghaus Jochpass and takes you all the way up to the summit of Graustock. Altitude difference: 460 metres Difficulty: K3, steep sections K4 to K5 Ascent: 3 hours Descent 1.5 hours direct to Jochpass

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

Your cable car journey will take you through many changes of scenery, from the green valley to glacier crevasses and ice falls. The summit station at 3028 metres has a sun terrace, observation lounge, glacier walks and a panoramic restaurant that offers superb views. Mt. Titlis from Engelberg Prices from 1 Apr 17 - 31 Mar 18

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Park Hotel Weggis , clockwise from left: Guest room; the hotel from the lake; Mount Rigi; Panorama cablecar; Cog-wheel railway; Weggis township; Park Grill - Park Hotel.

LAKE EXPERIENCE: PARK HOTEL WEGGIS

MOUNT RIGI EXPERIENCE

3 Days / 2 nights Lake & Mounntain Experience

Rigi: Queen of Mountains

PARK HOTEL WEGGIS 

Chic rooms provide free Wi-Fi, HDTVs and minibars, plus Nespresso machines. Upgraded rooms have wine fridges; deluxe suites add individual features such as designer linens. On offer are either mountain or Lake views. Refined dining includes a caviar bar and a seasonal beach bar. A premium spa features 6 sleek private cottages. There’s also an outdoor pool, plus a gym and a children’s playroom.

By car, the hotel is only 30 minutes away from Lucerne, a distance of 55 kilometers from the city of Zurich, 235 kilometers from Milan and 360 kilometres from Munich. The hotel offers a free shuttle transfer from Küssnacht am Rigi railway or Weggis boat pier. The train from Zurich, via Lucerne, takes 1.21h and the ferry from Lucerne just 41 minutes.

Park Hotel Weggis Prices from: Park Room - Low season

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Park Double Room with Lake View - Low season

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Park Double Room for Single use with Lake View - Low season

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A breathtaking panoramic view across the Alps, of 13 lakes and over the entire Swiss Mittelland through to Germany and France can be enjoyed from the summit of the Rigi. The two cog railways from Vitznau (Europe’s first cog railway back in 1871) and Goldau, together with the panorama cable car from Weggis, make the journey up the mountain alone a truly unforgettable experience. Covering around 90 km2, this carfree holiday and recreation area with 120 km of well signposted hiking trails is perfect for walks and mountain hikes. The magnificent Alpine flora and unique views of the lakes and mountains will delight every hiker. Guests can watch incomparable sunrises on the Rigi and linger on the sun terraces of many hotels and restaurants. There are also rustic-style covered barbecue sites (‘Gruebis’) for a cosy picnic from your rucksack.

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

Sunrise Rides – every Sunday from June to September, visitors enjoy sunrise cable car rides from Goldau to Rigi Kulm. Experience a magnificent sunrise (accompanied by the moving sounds of the Alphorn) at Rigi Kulm. A delicious breakfast on Rigi Staffel concludes the experience.

Dinner in a floating restaurant – every Saturday from July to September, the panoramic aerial cable car Weggis – Rigi Kaltbad is transformed into a romantic floating restaurant. Enjoy an unforgettable adventure at a lofty height, surrounded by a breathtaking panorama.

SWITZERLAND HOLIDAYS

Set in a chalet-style building with an annex and a garden, this luxury hotel with private access to Lake Lucerne is 13 minutes’ walk from the Weggis ferry terminal. The hotel is situated at the centre of a beautiful 22,000 m2 park and enjoys an extensive view over the lake and surrounding Alps of Central Switzerland.


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Autumn in Interlaken©Interlaken Tourism

INTERLAKEN AT THE KREBS

INTERLAKEN AT THE CARLTON-EUROPE

3 Days - 2 Nights or 4 Days - 3 Nights

3 Days - 2 Nights

HOTEL CARLTON-EUROPE 

SWITZERLAND HOLIDAYS

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.

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•• Welcome drink on arrival •• 2 nights accommodation at 3-star Hotel Carlton-Europe in a relaxed superior room with private facilities •• Access to the hotel spa •• Free parking •• Breakfast daily •• One 3-course dinner per person including beverages (1 glass of house wine or beer / coffee & mineral water) served in 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 •• One dinner per person at the hotels restaurant per person •• A (30 minute) horse-drawn carriage-ride per person •• Service charges, taxes & VAT

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.

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

3 Days / 2 Nights

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

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

4 Days / 3 Nights

1 Feb - 31 Mar; 1 Nov - 23 Dec 2017

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Triple rates available on application

ADD-ON ACTIVITIES IN AND AROUND INTERLAKEN

SWISS CHOCOLATE EXPERIENCE

GRAND HOTEL BEAU RIVAGE DAY SPA

Join us for some hands-on fun! In the Chocolate Laboratory®, we supply chef hats, aprons and all the ingredients, and will share with you the techniques, tips and tricks of tempering of chocolate, melting, pouring and filling molds. Under the friendly guidance of professional Chocolatiers you will create your own masterpieces.

AFTER WORK SPA PROGRAMME

DINE & WINE SPA PROGRAMME

Price from $132, includes: •• Entry at SPA area at Lindner Grand Hotel Beau Rivage in Interlaken including pool, fitness, sauna and steam bath •• Relaxing back massage (app. 25 minutes) •• 1 fruit smoothie •• Bathrobe, bathing shoes & towel for your stay at the SPA

Price from $199, includes: •• Entry at SPA area at Lindner Grand Hotel Beau Rivage in Interlaken including pool, fitness, sauna and steam bath •• Relaxing full body massage (app. 55 minutes) •• 1 light 2-course-menu incl. 1 softdrink or a glass of red or with wine •• Bathrobe, bathing shoes & towel for your stay at the SPA

OPERATES DAILY EXCEPT MON: (1 May – 31 Oct 2017) 2PM / 4PM / 6PM SESSIONS Duration: 75 minutes

Price Includes: •• Workshop includes Chefs hats, aprons and all ingredients •• Gift wrapped chocolate ‘ Maximum 14 pax/workshop ‘ Please arrive 10 min before the start time of your course. You will not be able to join the class after it has begun. ‘ Your chocolates need to cool down for minimum 60 minutes after the workshop ADULT Prices From

$109 PP

CHILD Prices From

$99 PP

5 - 15.99 YEARS OLD

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View over Interlaken from Harder Kulm lookout and Panorama Restaurant© Jungfrau Railways

INTERLAKEN

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Accommodation options for Interlaken

Apartments (more on page 67)

INTERLAKEN | INTERLAKEN 

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

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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.

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Left-to-right: Hiking Bort to Grindelwald; Eiger panorama

MOUNTAIN EXPERIENCES | INTERLAKEN REGION MOUNTAIN EXPERIENCES | GRINDELWALD Seasonal activities in the Interlaken Region

Accommodation options for Grindelwald

SWITZERLAND HOLIDAYS

New: First Cliff Walk

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.

First Cliff Walk © Jungfrau Railways

First Flyer

Scooter-Bike

PRICES FROM WETTERHORN VIEW

$154

GRINDELWALD | EIGER

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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

per person per night, low season, twin share

GRINDELWALD | KREUZ & POST

per person per night, low season, twin share

GRINDELWALD | BELVEDERE SWISS QUALITY HOTEL

 © Jungfrau Railways

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Schynige Platte

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Centrally-located, opposite the Grindelwald Railway Station. 42 rooms all with private facilities, radio, telephone, minibar and hair dryer.

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JET BOAT INTERLAKEN

Take a seat in Switzerland’s first commercial jet boat, and enjoy a ride on the turquoise waters of Lake Brienz! The trip takes you from the Jet-Port in Bönigen to the majestic Giessbach Waterfalls – thundering 500 metres down over 14 cascades and into the lake. It offer 30 kilometres of unforgettable moments, full 360°t spins and spectacular views on one of Switzerland’s most-beautiful lakes. Departs daily (1 May – 31 Oct 2016) On the hour: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm.

PRICES FROM

$199

Offering panoramic views of the North Face of the Eiger and the Bernese Alps, this familyrun 4-star superior hotel is just a 5-minute walk from the centre of Grindelwald.

per person per night, low season, twin share

© Stefan Schlumpf Photography

Price Includes: - Use of Protective gear (Lifejacket and Splash-coat) - Photos Package Departs from Bönigen port-building of the BLS at the warf in Bönigen Total time on the boat: approx. 50 min

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$166

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View of the Belvedere Swiss Quality Hotel, Grindelwald Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation.

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$202

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Left-to-right: Murren, Lauterbrunnen

MOUNTAIN EXPERIENCES | MÜRREN / LAUTERBRUNNEN Accommodation options for Mürren and Lauterbrunnen

MÜRREN | ALPENRUH

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LAUTERBRUNNEN | SILBERHORN

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$149

per person per night, low season, twin share

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. PRICES FROM

$199

per person per night, low season, twin share

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’.

The 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

$145

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 Railways

LINDT SWISS CHOCOLATE HEAVEN  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

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.

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SWITZERLAND HOLIDAYS

Left-to-right: Cathedral of Notre Dame of Lausanne; UN, Geneva

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.

LAUSANNE Accommodation options for Lausanne

THE OLYMPIC MUSEUM

LAUSANNE | AU LAC 

LAUSANNE

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

$147

per person per night, low season, twin share

LAUSANNE | A LA GARE  The hotel is located adjacent to Lausanne’s Central Station and provides free WiFi. Amenities include flat-screen cable TV, laptop safe, kettle and hairdryer. PRICES FROM

$121

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

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

$125

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GENEVA

GENEVA AIRPORT 

Accommodation options for Geneva

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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.

$134

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GENEVA | CORNAVIN 

$162

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

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GENEVA | ROYAL MANOTEL 

$170

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GENEVA | N’V Y 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

$128

per person per night, low season, twin share

GENEVA | BRISTOL + Recently-renovated, the hotel is a 15-minute walk from the Geveva. Each of the stylish rooms 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.

$267

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Day touring options from Geneva

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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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Montreux

GRUYERE DAY TOUR

CHEESE & CHOCOLATE MONTREUX AT THE EUROTEL MONTREUX

From Geneva & Lausanne

From Zurich

3 Days - 2 Nights | Montreux City Package

MONTREUX | EUROTEL MONTREUX  Price includes:

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Spend a delightful day sampling the most famous exports of Switzerland – Chocolate and Cheese! Your comfortable coach will take you from Lausanne winding up through the picturesque region, reaching the traditional village of Gruyères. Here you will get the chance to look around a working dairy, see traditional cheese-making and try the famous Gruyère cheese. Explore the medieval village of Gruyères before travelling back to Lausanne. Price includes: Bus transportation, English speaking guide, Cheese tasting in the cheese dairy. Prices from: Ex Geneva: Ex Lausanne:

$166 per person $225 per person

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A short drive along beautiful Lake Zürich to the Lindt Factory Chocolate Shop and then through Rapperswil, the city of roses before arriving in the Appenzell region, Stop first in Stein to visit the cheese factory where the famous Appenzeller cheese is made. Learn about the cheese making and sample the products. Continue to the picturesque village of Brülisau – time to take the cable car to the peak of the Panorama Mountain, Hoher Kasten. Take a walk through the Alpine Gardens, or visit the revolving restaurant (lunch at own expense). Finish your the with a guided tour of the beautiful facades of Appenzell.

Montreux at the Eurotel Montreux

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$189 per person

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Dining options include La Terrasse Restaurant; Funky Claude’s Bar; Montreux Jazz Café; MP’s Bar & Grill. Flatscreen TV, in-room safe, minibar, coffee/tea making facilities, Miller Harry’s - Cologne 1888 products. Free internet access. PRICES FROM CITY VIEW ROOM

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MONTREUX | FAIRMONT LE MONTREUX PALACE 

Ideally located on the shores of Lake Geneva, Fairmont Hotel Le Montreux Palace has a historical reputation for more than 100 years. It features 235 sumptuous and elegant guests rooms, 12 conference rooms in Belle Epoque and Modern style.

Located on the banks of Lake Geneva, the hotel is only 300m from the railway and boat stations. 157 hotel rooms and 2 suites are spread over 16 floors, all with private facilities. The hotel rooms are furnished in a comfortable and classic style, with all the features that you expect from a 4-star establishment. Rooms include Free Wi-Fi, Minibar, Safe and Flat-screen TV.

•• 2 nights accommodation at 4 star hotel Eurotel Montreux in a classic room with private facilities and breakfast daily •• One 3-course meal, per person, at the hotel’s restaurant, plus a glass of house wine, mineral water & coffee or tea. •• Riviera Card per person – gives free public transport in Montreux and up to 50% discount on sightseeing and excursions in Montreux. •• Service charges, taxes and VAT

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MONTREUX | GRAND HOTEL SUISSE MAJESTIC 

In a landmark Belle Epoque building, this elegant hotel is across the street from Lake Geneva. The refined, rooms and suites come with balconies, flatscreen TVs and minibars, as well as free Wi-Fi. Room service is available. Upgraded rooms add lake views, while suites offer sitting areas and

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furnished terraces. There’s a chic modern restaurant with sweeping views and patio dining, a stylish bar and a lounge. A spa area offers a sauna, a steam room and a gym.

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$173

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Vevey

VEVEY

CHOCOLATE TRAIN

Accommodation options for Vevey

Montreux to Broc

VEVEY | MODERN TIMES  This hotel is 1.8 km from Alimentarium in Vevey. Each room features a flatscreen TV, private bathroom with toiletries and hair dryer. PRICES FROM

$232

per person per night, low season, twin share

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VEVEY | ASTRA VEVEY 

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$216

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VEVEY | HÔTEL DES TROIS COURONNES  This unique Belle Époque hotel was esgtablished in 1842. All rooms are individually-decorated. Most of them feature breathtaking-views of the Lake Geneva! PRICES FROM

$375

per person per night, low season, twin share

ROCHER-DE-NAYES

CHAPLIN MUSEUM

Panoramic views over Lake Geneva

in Corsier / Vevey (take Bus #212 from Vevey Station)

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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.

A new immersive museum dedicated to the life and work of filmmaker Charlie Chaplin has opened at his former Swiss home near Lake Geneva after more than 15 years of planning. Chaplin’s World is set on the huge grounds of the Manoir de Ban built in 1840 above Vevey in canton Vaud, where Chaplin spent the last 25 years of his life. He died there at the age of 88 in 1977. The Studio and The Manoir© Chaplin’s World™ The Studio

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With spectacular views of the lake and Alps, the refurbished former family home where he lived with his wife Oona and their eight children, is just half of the museum focusing on the comic legend’s private life. Visitors can walk throughout the huge mansion entering his former living room, dining room and library, where Chaplin used to write his autobiography and prepare scripts. Upstairs there is access to his bedroom and other rooms.

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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.

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. Refer to page 23 for further details.


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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.

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ZERMATT | HOTEL 3100 KULM  

$141

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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

$131

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ZERMATT | LA GINABELLE  Gornergrat 360 - 3100 Kulm Hotel Your mountain adventure begins at 1,600 metres above sea level. You’ll spend two unforgettable nights at the Zermatterhof. Then it’s time to move even higher – to the Kulmhotel Gornergrat at 3,100 metres above sea level. Here, the 29 mountains over 4,000 metres that stand guard around Zermatt are within your grasp.

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

$207

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

$182

per person per night, low season, twin share

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

$192

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 Skiing in Zermatt, near the Matterhorn © swiss-image.ch Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation.

$192

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ZERMATT

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ZERMATT | ALLALIN  Located in the heart of Zermatt. Wood carvings can be found throughout this charming hotel. 30 rooms all with private facilities and internet access per person per night, low season, twin share

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A member of ‘Leading Hotels of the World’, this 5-star hotel 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. Wi-Fi Internet is available free-of-charge in all rooms.

Passenger vehicles operating within Zermatt include tiny electric shuttles provided by hotels to carry visitors from the main train station (or the taxi transfer point just outside town) to the hotel properties, ‘electro’ taxis operated by four major Zermatt families, and ‘electro’ buses. Horsedrawn carriages can also be found; Mo osw hotels and some are operated by eg others are available for hire. Most visitors reach Zermatt by cogwheelrailway train from the nearby town of Täsch (Zermatt shuttle). Trains also depart for Zermatt from farther down the valley at Visp and Brig, which are on the main Swiss Rail Network.

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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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ZERMATT AT THE HOTEL ALEX

THE GORNERGRAT

GLACIER PARADISE

The Gornergrat (3,089 m) is one of those places that everyone should visit at least once in a lifetime. The mountain panorama and the glorious view of the Matterhorn are unforgettable. With its sunny observation platform accessible all year, the Gornergrat, at an altitude of 3,089 m, has been one of Switzerland’s top excursion destinations since 1898. The Gornergrat Bahn was the world’s first fully electrified cog-railway. Today it is a modern, eco-friendly railway, equipped with a regenerative braking system that generates electricity on the descent and so saves energy.

Matterhorn glacier paradise – a world of adventures. From here, mountaineers and hikers accompanied by mountain guides set off to scale the Breithorn (4,164 m), a 2½-hour climb up the perennial snows; for many hikers, this is their first ascent of a 4,000-metre peak.

4 Days - 3 Nights | Zermatt City Package

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HOTEL ALEX  

The Alex in the heart of Zermatt is a mountain chalet on the outside and a stylish boutique hotel on the inside. It features a superb spa, sports and fitness area and offers free Wi-Fi. Inside the classic chalet building there is traditional furniture, brocade curtains, velvet pillows, exquisite carving and precious paintings of the Matterhorn. Mountain-chic rooms provide flatscreen TVs, free Wi-Fi and whirlpool tubs; some offer ornately carved ceilings, alpine views and/or balconies.

Price includes: •• 3 nights accommodation in a room with private facilities and breakfast daily •• One four-course dinner, per person, (excluding beverages) •• A return excursion to the Gornergrat •• Service charges, taxes and VAT PLEASE NOTE: rate excludes Zermatt City Tax payable locally to hotel

Dining and drink options include a grill restaurant, a cocktail bar, a wine bar. Zermatt at Hotel Alex Prices from

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ZERMATT | PARKHOTEL BEAU SITE 

$188

At the summit station on the Gornergrat, visitors find Europe’s highest-altitude hotel: the 3100 Kulmhotel Gornergrat. Facilities include a restaurant, astronomical observatory and attractive shops. Spending the night here is a wonderful experience. The panorama is among the finest in the world. The views take in the Monte Rosa massif with Switzerland’s highest peak (Dufourspitze, 4,634 m); the second-largest glacier in the Alps, the Gorner Glacier; and a total of 29 mountains above 4,000 m, including the Matterhorn in all its glory.

Located in the heart of the village. 400 metres from the railway station. Offering 66 luxurious rooms with wellness facilities and free Wi-Fi. Restaurant, piano bar and a lounge with a mountain-view terrace. The spa offers an indoor pool, 2 hot tubs and a sauna, plus Matterhorn views. PRICES FROM

Europe’s highest open-air cog-railway brings passengers direct from Zermatt station (1,620 m) to the summit of the Gornergrat, 365 days a year. The ride takes 33 minutes and requires a vertical climb of 1,469 m. The line leads over dramatic bridges, through galleries and tunnels, across forests of larch and Swiss stone pine, and past rocky ravines and mountain lakes.

On some days, the views from the observation platform are so clear they seem to stretch as far as the Mediterranean. Mont Blanc (4,810 m) in France, the highest mountain in the Alps, towers above its neighbours; the summit of the Gran Paradiso (4,061 m), Italy’s highest peak, is often also visible. The air up here is thin, so visitors should take plenty of time to explore. This is also the summit of the international ski area, open 365 days a year, and the gateway to Europe’s largest summer ski area. •• Audio system on the ride to the summit with information about the alpine world, the cog railway and much more •• Observation platform with summit cross, photo point and information panel on the mountain panorama •• Inside the mountain: observation window looking out over the Breithorn •• Cinema Lounge •• Restaurant with shop •• Matterhorn Glacier Paradise lodge •• Glacier palace, highest in Europe •• Year-round direct access •• Ski pistes linked to Italy (both winter and summer)

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Gornergrat Valid 1 Apr 2017 - 28 Mar 2018

Matterhorn - Glacier Paradise including Glacier Palace Valid 1 Apr 2017 - 28 Mar 2018 - Visit www.matterhornparadise.ch

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

ST. MORITZ AT THE HOTEL HAUSER 3 Days - 2 Nights

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

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Hauser’s Hot Stone Dinner Experience Daily, from 6 pm (Reservation required)

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GRISONS LUNCH AT THE HAUSER HOTEL

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, Restaurant

HAUSER’S CHOCOLATE EXPERIENCE

HAUSER’S HOT STONE DINNER

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.

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.

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Marinda & Markus Hauser and staff extend a very warm welcome to all guests visiting their hotel, restaurant, cafe, roo bar and terrace. Located in the heart of St. Moritz-Dorf, close to cablecars, shuttle buses, restaurants, shops and the rail station. 51 rooms, all with private facilities, internet access, phone, TV, radio, hairdryer and safe.

•• Arrival transfer from rail station to hotel (Arrival time must be N pre-booked) •• Welcome drink on arrival •• 2 nights accommodation at 3-star Hotel Hauser in room with private facilities and Z LA MP breakfast daily SO V IA •• Chocolate tasting at the Hauser Chocolate Shop T LE SA •• 2 dinners at the hotel restaurant IA with one glass of house wine per person T IN I IAN ANN SEG G IO V •• A 100g box of chocolates from V IA the Hauser Chocolate Shop per room booked n •• 1 x Day Pass ticket per person to I nG I A N AN S Piz Nair Mountain at 3,056m V I A •• Service charges, taxes and VAT

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Left-to-right: St. Moritz Rail Station in winter; Mountain Railways in summer © STS swiss-image.ch

ST. MORITZ IN STYLE Luxury Accommodation in St. Moritz

ST. MORITZ

Accommodation options for St. Moritz

ST. MORITZ | LAUDINELLA 

BAD 

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

SWITZERLAND HOLIDAYS

PRICES FROM

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! PRICES FROM

$453

per person per night, low season, twin share

$173

per person per night, low season, twin share

ST. MORITZ | SOLDANELLA 

DORF

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. PRICES FROM

$175

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

ST. MORITZ | CRYSTAL 

DORF

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

$254

per person per night, low season, twin share

ST. MORITZ | STEFFANI 

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

$243

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

$242

per person per night, low season, twin share

St. Moritz at night © swiss-image.ch Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation.


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Chur, Capital of Graubünden Canton © STST - STTP /Andreas Gerth; Romantik Hotel Stern:

DISCOVER CHUR AT THE ROMANTIK STERN 3 Days - 2 Nights | Chur Stay Package

CHUR | ROMANTIK STERN 

Discover Chur: prices from 1 Jan - 31 Dec 2017

459

459

1 Night package also available *To add a touch of nostalgia, guests can be collected from Chur station in a vintage Buick at an additional cost.

Price includes •• 2 nights at the Romantik Stern hotel in a traditional pinewood superior room including breakfast daily •• Welcome Drink upon arrival (glas of local white or red wine) •• One 3-course seasonal regional dinner cooked by our award winning Executive Chef •• A cook book featuring local specialities •• A Postcard including stamp for holiday greetings to family/ friends back home •• Service charges, taxes and VAT

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

$140

per person per night, low season, twin share

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

$174

per person per night, low season, twin share

Romantic Stern: Hotel entrance; Restaurant Buendner Stube; Double Room.

BERNINA EXPRESS One of the most spectacular ways to cross the Alps: the Bernina Express from Chur / Davos / St. Moritz - Valposchiavo - Tirano links up regions with different languages and cultures. This is not a rack railway and the train winds its way gently through splendid scenery. For a touch more Italian flavour, the journey continues on through picturesque Valtellina and past Lake Como to Lugano with the modern Bernina Express Bus. One of the highlights is the panoramic journey through the UNESCO World Heritage RhB. 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 ideally with the alpine landscapes around the Albula and Bernina Passes. The train negotiates the 55 tunnels, 196 bridges. At the highest point on the RhB, 2,253 metres above sea level, you will find the Ospizio Bernina. Here, visitors can delight in the cultural and natural surroundings and enjoy the Alps at their most impressive. The railway line from Thusis - Valposchiavo - Tirano has UNESCO World Heritage status.

Bernina Express at athe Montebello Curve © swiss-image.ch / Renato Bagattini Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation.

SWITZERLAND HOLIDAYS

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. The Stern has been a member of Swiss Historic Hotels since 2006. In 2010 Icomos gave the Chur hotel a special award ‘for carefully preserving and maintaining the interior furnishings of the Veltliner Weinstube zum Stern restaurant’.

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Davos © Switzerland Tourism/swiss-imnage.ch/Stefan Schlumpf

Silvretta glacier view at Klosters. © Switzerland Tourism/swiss-imnage.ch/Stefan Schlumpf

DAVOS

KLOSTERS

Canton of Graubünden, 1560 m

Canton of Graubünden, 1200 m

Davos in Grisons is a place of superlatives: this holiday destination with international ambience is the largest resort in the Alps for mountain holidays, sport and conferences, at 1560 m the highest town in the Alps and a high-altitude health resort with a long tradition. Renowned above all as a conference centre, and also as a major winter and summer sports

centre with an international flavour and a huge range of activities.

Summer The cable-cars on the Jakobshorn (2590 m), Parsenn including the Weissfluhjoch und (2844 m), Rinerhorn (2490 m) and Schatzalp/Strela provide access to three hiking areas with a total of 700 km of marked footpaths. Anyone seeking rest and relaxation amid unspoilt nature should head off on foot, by bike or by horse-drawn carriage up the romantic side valleys of Sertig, Dischma or Flüela.

Winter Davos is a winter sports metropolis for skiing and snowboarding fans from all over the world. At altitudes between 1124 and 2844 m, guests will find 58 ski lifts, 300 km of slopes, 75 km of cross-country ski tracks, two artificial ice-skating rinks and Europe’s largest natural ice rink and the new ‘Ice Dream’ for ice hockey, skating and Bavarian curling.

For a change of scene, visit the Davos Lake with its swimming area and a sailing and surfing centre. Davos is also the starting point for excursions on the famous Glacier and Bernina Express.

Davos offers wide range of hotels with numerous boutiques, cafés and restaurants. At night, too, there’s plenty of entertainment, with bars, discos and a casino. Davos is he headquarters of the Federal Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research.

The six Davos-Klosters skiing areas of Parsenn/Gotschna, Jakobshorn, Pischa, Madrisa, Rinerhorn and Schatzalp/ Strela have been brought together into one vast winter sports arena. For a quieter time, take a ride by horsedrawn sled or experience the 111 km of beautifully prepared winter footpaths

DAVOS | SUN STAR ALPINE HOTEL  Modern hotel with scenic views is 4 km from Lake Davos and 7 km from the Jakobshorn ski area. Rooms with pine furnishings and sitting areas offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minibar. PRICES FROM

$219

Summer Extensive hiking area in the Klosters/ Davos region with 700 km of trails ranging from footpaths suitable for prams through to demanding mountain hikes. Madrisa Land, Alpine adventure park: a world of legends and fairy-tales. Over 90 regional legends and popular tales are depicted.

Winter The Gotschnabahn cable car ferries winter sports fans up into the Davos ski arena. The smaller, sunny Madrisa ski region above Klosters is also suitable for beginner skiers. For off-piste and touring skiers too, the Davos-Klosters region offers attractive conditions. Cross-country skiers will find long trails immediately near Klosters, as well as in the Landwassertal (Davos). Snowboarders prefer the Jakobshorn near Davos.

Cyclists and mountain bikers will find routes of varying degrees of difficulty situated around Klosters. One of the highlights is the Gotschna Freeride Piste: this spectacular roller-coaster for mountain bikers is 6 km long. With over 200 banked curves, jumps and waves, the Freeride Piste goes all the way from the Gotschna middle station down to Klosters.

$112

per person per night, low season, twin share

KLOSTERS | SILVRETTA PARKHOTEL  Rooms with balcony or terrace, bathroom (bath/shower, WC, hairdryer), cable TV, mini-bar, personal safe and a direct-dial phone. 3 restaurants, Piano Bar and free Wi-fi. PRICES FROM

per person per night, low season, twin share

$138

per person per night, low season, twin svhare

DAVOS | INTERCONTINENTAL 

$230

DAVOS KLOSTERS CARD With the Davos Klosters Card, guests benefit from a whole range of free services and discounts. The Card also serves as a free cable car ticket on all local cable cars and buses. You must spend at least one night at a hotel in Davos/Klosters to qualify.

Recently renovated, this hotel is located 1 km from the train station. The rooms and suites are equipped with a private bathroom, satellite TV and minibar. PRICES FROM

Non-skiers can avail themselves of winter walking paths, horse-drawn sled rides, toboggan runs and snowshoe trekking – as well as a wide range of après-ski activities and nightlife venues in Klosters, and nearby Davos.

KLOSTERS | CHESA GRISCHUNA 

PRICES FROM

per person per night, low season, twin share

Close to the Jakobshorn Cable Car and opposite the Davos-Platz Train Station. 93 spacious and individually decorated rooms are furnished in an elegant Alpine style.

$155

Nestling in what has remained the rural part of the Graubünden, Klosters, with its romantic village-like atmosphere, stands in stark contrast to the nearby Alpine metropolis of Davos. Thanks to the Vereina tunnel, even the Engadine has now become a direct neighbouring region. Klosters belongs to the family resorts bearing the ‘Families Destination’ quality mark.

Historic Chalet hotel with all modern conveniences including free Wi-fi. Restaurant, Bar, Bowling lane, lounge. Decorated in the Grisons style with a lavish use of fragrant local pinewood panelling.

DAVOS | GRISCHA - DAS HOTEL 

PRICES FROM

Klosters offers a unique combination of a renowned mountain resort – the British heir to the throne Prince Charles is a regular guest – and the idyll of an unspoilt Graubünden village. The diverse range of activities on offer in summer and winter is well suited to families with children.

per person per night, low season, twin share

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


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BELLINZONA / LOCARNO Accommodation options for Bellinzona and Locarno

BELLINZONA | HOTEL & SPA INTERNAZIONALE 

$165

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

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

$240

per person per night, low season, twin share

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LOCARNO | GARNI DU LAC  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. PRICES FROM

$105

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$188

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per person per night, low season, twin share

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per person per night, low season, twin share

Locarno © www.swiss-image.ch Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation.

SWITZERLAND HOLIDAYS

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.

$190

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Appenzeller Landsgemeinde (voting in the town square) © Appenzell Tourism

POSTCARDS FROM SWITZERLAND Accommodation options for Appenzell and Brienz

APPENZELL

Andermatt

This village 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 This 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.

SWITZERLAND HOLIDAYS

Appenzell Festival © www.swiss-image.ch

APPENZELL | LÖWEN HOTEL  This cosy hotel is centrally-located. Offering comfortable rooms, including 9 typical Appenzeller rooms. PRICES FROM

$123

per person per night, low season, twin share

EVENTS IN AND AROUND APPENZELL URNÄSCH ALPINE PROCESSION Every September, farmer families that live on the alps dress in traditional festive 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. This cosy village is the 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. Probably the 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 family-hotel with modern comforts where everyone feels at home. It is situated in the old part of the village. PRICES FROM

$119

per person per night, low season, twin share

© Open Air Museum Ballenberg

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. © Open Air Museum Ballenberg Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation.


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Above:Bundeshaus (Aparliament), Bern; Below, Bern cityscape © Bern Tourismus

The Stockalperpalast, Brig

ANDERMATT / BERN / BRIG

BERN DAY TOUR

Accommodation options for Andermatt, Bern and Brig

Bern - The Swis Capital

ANDERMATT | MONOPOL-METROPOL  Centrally-located, it is easily accessible by train or car. The hotel offers functional and spacious accommodations. Free Wi-Fi is available. PRICES FROM

$141

per person per night, low season, twin share

BERN | KREUZ 

PRICES FROM

$145

per person per night, low season, twin share

BERN | BÄREN AM BUNDESPLATZ  This hotel is located just 50 metres from the Bundesplatz in the heart of the Old Town. 57 rooms each with tea/coffee facilities, work desk, electronic safe and cable TV. PRICES FROM

$183

per person per night, low season, twin share

BERN | BELLEVUE PALACE  The official guesthouse of the Swiss government has been a place of living history for 150 years. In fact, the BELLEVUE PALACE is the only grand hotel in the heart of the capital. Its magnificent lounges, superb views of the Bernese Alpsand heartfelt hospitality make the luxury hotel unique. The hotel has always been, and remains, a venue for politicians and diplomats and a popular meeting place for the whole of Bern. Free Wi-fi.

PRICES FROM

$399

per person per night, low season, twin share

Board the comfortable minibus (max. 16 passengers) for this exclusive small group tour! Scenic drive through the unspoilt moorlands and idyllic alpine pastures of the Entlebuch valley - Switzerland’s first UNESCO Biosphere. Crossing the border to the Emmental valley, you reach the Kambly Experience. Learn about the origins of Switzerland’s best-known premium biscuit brand and watch the master confectioners at work. Try as many of these varieties as you like! Continue to the Swiss capital Berne for an informative walk through the charming Old Town, a designated UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Marvel at the late Gothic Cathedral (Münster), stroll under the characteristic arcades to the clock tower (Zytglogge) and pay a visit to the Parliament building overlooking the beautiful Aare River. Time at leisure for lunch and some souvenir shopping. Continue through fascinating rural landscape with its rich heritage. The impressively vast roofs shelter the typical Emmental farmhouses. See grazing cows on green hills producing best milk, the principal ingredient for the world famous Emmentaler cheese. Stop at the show dairy right on time for the highlight of the day! Through the window, you can watch the cheese masters taking out the fresh cheese from the pot by hand. Afterwards you learn about the traditional production of an Emmentaler AOP during the cheese tasting. Drive back to Zurich. From Zurich

Adult

Child

199

100

Duration: 10½ hours

BRIG | AMBASSADOR 

Departs: Sa, 1-30 Apr, 1Nov-31Dec 2017

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

$127

per person per night, low season, twin share

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

Departs: Tu,Sa 1May-31 Oct 2017

From Lucerne

Adult

Child

199

100

Duration: 8½ hours

Departs: Sa, 1-30 Apr, 1Nov-31Dec 2017 Departs: Tu,Sa 1May-31 Oct 2017

SWITZERLAND HOLIDAYS

Centrally-located in the historic Old Town. All rooms include cable TV, direct-dial phone and Internet access. Major attractions are nearby.


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MORE EVENTS THAN DAYS IN A YEAR.

In fact, it doesn‘t really matter when you are in Basel, there are unique events throughout the year. Basel‘s events can often only be described in superlatives. Actually, you should just stay in Basel for 365 days, because the choice is really not easy. Carnival in Basel. The Basel Carnival begins on the Monday following Ash Wednesday and signals three days of exceptional fun. The “drey scheenschte Dääg” (three best days), are also an incredible experience for visitors to the city. Around 20,000 active participants celebrate for three days, accompanied by music and beautiful carnival lanterns. 6 - 8 March 2017

Basel Tattoo. This top-quality musical event features bagpipes, brass bands and traditional folk dancing with top dance troupes from around the world and delights both young and old in equal measure. It is recognised internationally as the second largest Tattoo in the world after the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. 19 - 29 July 2017

The Basel Christmas Market. The Basel Christmas Market at Barfüsserplatz and Münsterplatz is considered to be one of the prettiest and largest in Switzerland. During the run-up to Christmas, many events and spectacular special exhibitions in the city‘s museums further enrich its cultural scene. 23 November - 23 December 2017

Basel Tourism CH-4010 Basel, info@basel.com, #lovebasel

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From left: The ‘Old Town’ on the Rhine; Modern Basel on the Rhine

BASEL AT THE HOTEL BASEL

3 Days - 2 Nights | Basel City Package

HOTEL BASEL 

Only a few steps away from the town hall and many sights and museums, this hotel offers a quiet location in the centre of the picturesque old town of Basel. 72 air-con comfortable rooms featuring free Wi-fi, soft drinks in the minibar, and local transport ticket.

Price includes:

Images Clockwise from top: The Brasserie; Hotel facade; Classic Room; Business Room; Comfort Room

Basel at the Hotel Basel 3 Days - 2 Nights Prices From Mon-Thu: 1 Feb - 30 Jun; 14 Aug - 31 Dec 2017

545

829

Fri - Sun: 1 Feb - 30 Jun; 14 Aug - 31 Dec 2017

385

580

1 Jul - 13 Aug 2017

385

580

CHRISTMAS IN BASEL AT THE HOTEL BASEL

BASEL TATTOO AT HOTEL GAIA

3 Days - 2 Nights | Basel City Package

19 – 29 JULY 2017

HOTEL BASEL 

HOTEL GAIA 

Price includes: •• 2 nights accommodation in a room with private facilities and breakfast daily •• Basel Public Transport Ticket for the duration of your stay •• One 3 -course Christmas dinner (excluding beverages) •• One ‘Glühwein’ per person at Basel Christmas Market •• Service charges, taxes and VAT

Christmas in Basel 3 Days - 2 Nights: prices From Mon-Thu: 24 Nov - 23 Dec 2017

591

870

Fri - Sun: 24 Nov - 23 Dec 2017

426

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This family-run hotel’s motto is ‘Come as a guest, leave as a friend’. Located opposite the SBB main railway station. Simple, modern rooms offer free WiFi and minibar, as well as satellite TV. There’s also a modern bar and a casual lounge. The hotel offers exclusively regional, organic and biodynamic products. Basel‘s historic city centre is just a 10 minute walk away.

Prices from: 3 Days / 2 Nights:

515

740

4 Days / 3 Nights

633

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Winter in Basel © Basel Tourism Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation.

Price includes: •• 2 or 3 nights accommodation at the 4**** Hotel Gaia in a room with private facilities •• Breakfast Daily •• One VIP ticket, per person, to the Basel Tattoo evening performance at 5.30 pm •• Service charges, taxes & VAT Only one matinee performance for the entire Tattoo will be held on Saturday 22 July 2017. Contact our office for pricing and availability.

SWITZERLAND HOLIDAYS

•• 2 nights accommodation in a room with private facilities and breakfast daily •• Basel Public Transport Ticket for the duration of your stay •• One 3-course dinner per person (excluding beverages) •• Service charges, taxes & VAT


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Left-to-right: Basel on the Rhine River; Freiburg Minster; Strasbourg

BASEL ACCOMMODATION

FREIBURG DE| STRASBOURG FR

Accommodation options for Basel

Extend your stay in the Black Forest region

BASEL | GRAND HOTEL LES TROIS ROIS 

FREIBURG | RAPPEN AM MUNSTER.  Traditional hotel. All rooms have flatscreen TV, built-in wardrobe, chair and side table and soundproof windows which can be opened, free Wi-fi. Located next to the Freiburg Minster.

SWITZERLAND HOLIDAYS

PRICES FROM

$142

per person per night, low season, twin share

FREIBURG | PARKHOTEL POST  Cosy small hotel all rooms with telephone, radio, safe, hairdryer, minibar, cable on the flat screen TV. Internet via the free WLAN connection. Decorated in warm colours in the centre of town.

Centrally-located in Basel’s Old Town, this property is one of Europe’s oldest hotels, where such personalities as Napoleon and Picasso have stayed. PRICES FROM

299

per person per night, low season, twin share

BASEL PORTS

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BASEL | VICTORIA 

Disembarkation points in Basel

$150

per person per night, low season, twin share

FREIBURG | COLOMBI HOTEL  The rooms are all individually furnished with sensitivity, charm and emotion. All are equipped with telephone, free internet access, radio, cable TV, airconditioning, safe and mini bar. PRICES FROM

$223

per person per night, low season, twin share

STRASBOURG | MONOPOLE METROP.  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

$139

per person per night, low season, twin share

BASEL | BASILISK 

Centrally located hotel with safe, LCD TV, free internet access. All rooms are air conditioned and feature a minibar. Hyperallergenic bedding available. PRICES FROM

Transfer options for Basel Basel Private Transfers Prices From

1-3 Pax

4-7 Pax

Basel Cruise Terminal to Basel City Hotel & v.v.

235

287

Basel Airport to Basel City Hotel & v.v.

295

346

per person per night, low season, twin share

STRASBOURG | COUR DE CORBEAU  Rooms have acombination of elegant Louis XV furniture and sophisticated parquette made of massive oakwood. Flatscreen TV’s show the contemporary influences. A/C, free Wi-fi. PRICES FROM

BASEL TRANSFERS

$110

$158

per person per night, low season, twin share

STRASBOURG | SOFITEL  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

$117

per person per night, low season, twin share

This modern hotel provides an on-site gym, valet parking and free Wi-Fi. The hotel’s restaurant, GOH, serves French cuisine. In the evening, guests can relax in the lounge bar. PRICES FROM

$169

per person per night, low season, twin share

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


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

CRANS-MONTANA / ENGELBERG / NEUCHÂTEL Accommodation options for Crans-Montana, Engelberg and Neuchâtel

CRANS-MONTANA | GRAND HOTEL DU GOLF & PALACE 

Crans-Montana © www.swiss-image.ch

PRICES FROM

$271

per person per night, low season, twin share

CRANS-MONTANA

The neighbouring resorts of Crans and Montana are situated at 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 | 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

$149

per person per night, low season, twin share

Engelberg in Summer © www.swiss-image.ch

DISCOVER ENGELBERG AND MT TITLIS IN SUMMER AND WINTER

SEE PAGE 42 FOR APARTMENT ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS IN ENGELBERG Engelberg in Summer ©Mt Titlis tourism

NEUCHÂTEL | HOTEL TOURING AU LAC  The hotel is in the heart of Neuchâtel, and offers views of the harbour, only a 2-minute walk from the historic centre. All rooms have a flat-screen TV. PRICES FROM

$121

per person per night, low season, twin share

Neuchatel © www.swiss-image.ch

NEUCHÂTEL

Neuchâtel located on the lake has a rich cultural and architectural past. The Castle and the Collegiate Church (built in the Gothic style in the Middle Ages, a Reformed Church), which can both be seen from afar, are the city’s landmarks.

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

SWITZERLAND HOLIDAYS

This luxurious alpine-style hotel is situated only a 3-minute walk from the main street. 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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Left-to-right: Basel © A. Zimmermann; Mallete Cathedral Geneva; Zurich © swissimage.ch

APARTMENT ACCOMMODATION FOR BASEL|GENEVA|ZURICH Accommodation options for Basel, Geneva & Zurich

SWITZERLAND HOLIDAYS

BASEL | ADAGIO BASEL  The Adagio Basel City is a 10-minute walk from the banks of the Rhine, the old city and moments away from the Basel Fair and Congress Centre. The hotel features 77 stylish apartments, ranging from one-two person studios to two bedroom apartments for four people, along with a gym and private undercover parking. 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. PRICES FROM

$266

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

©Adagio Basel

GENEVA | ADAGIO GENEVA MONT BLANC  Located on the banks of Lake Geneva, the 4-star Adagio Genève Mont Blanc is in the town centre, a stone’s throw from the stores and gardens. The Aparthotel offers 102 air-conditioned and fullyequipped apartments ranging from two person studios to two room apartments for four people, with free Wi-Fi. A 3-minute walk from the nearest tram stop, this apartment hotel is 1.1 km from Grand Théâtre de Genève and 1.3 km from St. Pierre Cathedral.

PRICES FROM

$261

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

©Adagio Geneva

ZURICH | EMA HOUSE - THE ZURICH ALL SUITE HOTEL  In a quiet residential street is only two tram stops from the main railway station. The property is just a ten-minute walk from Zurich’s old town centre, which teems with attractive boutiques, bars and restaurants. The generously-sized superior standard 1-bedroom apartments have a combined living/dining room and a bedroom with king-size bed, bathroom with tub and separate shower, additional guest toilet and full kitchen with a private washer/dryer. There are multiple Ema house apartment locations in Zurich. Free Wi-fi. Room serviced 3-times a week. PRICES FROM ©Ema House Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation.

$450

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


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Left-to-right: Zurich; Grand Tour of Switzerland sign post in Davos; Aerial view of Lucerne, St Gallen © swissimage.ch

APARTMENT ACCOMMODATION GRINDELWALD | INTERLAKEN Accommodation options for Grindelwald and Interlaken

GRINDELWALD | APARTMENT AN DER EGG 

PRICES ON APPLICATION An der Egg©Interhome

GRINDELWALD | APARTMENT CHALET OLIVIA  2-room apartment 33 m2, on the ground floor, east facing position. Cosy furnishings: living/dining room with satellite TV, flat screen and radio. Exit to the patio. Open kitchen (dishwasher, 4 ceramic glass hob hotplates, electric coffee machine, fondue set. Shower/ WC. Natural stone floors. Marvellous view of the mountains. Facilities: Internet (WiFi, free). Reserved parking at the house, in winter at 100 m. Please note: not suitable for small children. Non-smokers only. Fire extinguisher.

PRICES ON APPLICATION Chalet Olivia©Interhome

INTERLAKEN | SWISS INN HOTEL & APARTMENTS  Set in a residential area in a building dating from 1906, this unpretentious hotel is a 4-minute walk from Interlaken West train station, 1.8 km from the GoldenPass Line scenic railway and 3.5 km from the beach at Burgseeli Lake. Subdued rooms feature wood floors and earth-hued decor, and include WiFi (at a fee), cable TV, minifridge, and tea and coffeemaker. There are also 1and 2-bedroom apartments, some bilevel, that add kitchens or kitchenettes, living/dining rooms and pull-out sofas. Some have balconies or terraces with mountain views. PRICES FROM

©Swiss Inn Hotel & Apartments Prices are per person in Australian Dollars and are subject to currency fluctuation.

$329

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

SWITZERLAND HOLIDAYS

1 double bedroom. Open kitchen (2 hot plates, oven). Shower/WC. Electric heating. Balcony, south facing position. Terrace furniture, box-room. Marvellous view of the mountains. Facilities: baby cot. Internet (WiFi, free). Reserved parking at the house. Please note: non-smokers only. Digital TV. The owner lives in the same residence. There are more similar properties for rent in this same residence. Shopping centre 800 m, restaurant 600 m, bakery 500 m, railway station ‘Dorf’ 1 km, indoor swimming pool 1 km.


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LEUKERBAD THERMAL SPA WINTER PACKAGE

ST MORITZ SKI PACKAGE

4 Days - 3 Nights: Jan – March 2018

5 Days - 4 Nights or 8 Days - 7 Nights 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.

SWITZERLAND HOLIDAYS

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

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

Optional: •• Half-board on request

5D / 4N

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

8D / 7N

Art Boutique Hotel Monopol ****

THERMAL HOTELS | LEUKERBAD & WALLISER ALPENTHERME  Warm up in the hot natural waters indoors before heading out in the pool and relaxing in the Jacuzzi area while snow falls around you. A whirlpool, waterfall, sauna, steam bath, fitness area and solarium are also available.

Feel the power of the mountains with rejuvenating natural waters, rich in minerals, flowing straight from the rock itself. Combine this with one of the sunniest locations in the Valais Alps, a small diverse ski area and a variety of walking and snow shoe trails and you have the base for a perfect Winter Spa Holiday.

Your stay here includes half board, free use of the hotels wellness area with outdoor, indoor pool, sauna, samarium and steam bath, 2 day ski pass for the area and half price entry to the public Alpentherem.

Consisting of three neighbouring hotel buildings, the hotel itself is known for its simple elegance, with muted colours creating a natural calming atmosphere. The hotel benefits from a restaurant serving Swiss and International cuisine as well as a bar with open fireplace and live piano music in the evenings. All rooms are equipped with bathrobe and slippers for the full enjoyment of the wellness facilities.

2,680

3,742

4.427

2,634

3,030

4,356

5,039

ZERMATT SKI PACKAGE 5 Days -4 Nights or 8 Days - 7 Nights

Ask us about our other Spa/Wellness exxperiences.

Price Includes: •• 3 Nights accommodation •• 1st Class return rail from Swiss Airport or border to Leukerbad •• Breakfast daily •• 4-course dinner each night •• Unlimited entry to hotel’s own spa facility •• Half-price entry the Walliser Alpentherme & Spa •• Leukerbad Plus Card •• Service charges, local taxes & VAT

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.

ZERMATT SKI RESORT  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

Optional: •• Half-board on request

Prices from: Mon - Thu Fri - Siun

999

1,349

1,095

1,521

Season: Jan - Mar 2018

The hotel’s wellness area offers a relaxing spa tub and two swimming pools.

2,284

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

THE RESORT: LEUKERBAD Set in a spectacular location overlooking the Bernese Oberland and Valais mountains, Leukerbad is best known as one of the major Spa resorts in the Alps.

Thermal Hotel & Walliser Alpentherme A traditional hotel set at the heart of Leukerbad, encircled by a fascinating Alpine panorama of snow-capped peaks.

2 - 15 Dec 2017; 13 Jan - 9 Feb; 24 Mar - 6 Apr 2018 16 Dec 2017 - 12 Jan 2018; 10 Feb - 23 Mar 2018

Private car transfers from Geneva are available at an additional cost.

Zermatt Ski Package MI-SKI-ZER Prices from:

5D / 4N

8D / 7N

Hotel Alex **** 2 -15 Dec 2017; 13Jan - 9 Feb; 24 Mar - 6 Apr 2018

2,415

2,544

4,019

4,235

16 Dec 2017 - 12 Jan 2018; 10 Feb - 23 Mar 2018

2,558

2,687

4,258

4,479

Prices for Christmas/New Year’s Eve upon request Prices are per person.

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


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SUMMER SKI EXPERIENCE 

WINTER DREAMS IN SWITZERLAND 

Zermatt

7 Days / 6 Nights - Grindelwald

Daily from 24th June – 15th October 2017

Valid from 10th December 2017 – 28th March 2018

Experience the Matterhorn - ‘king of the mountains’ - from Europe‘s highest cable-car station at 3883 m. Zermatt offers summer sports enthusiasts and tourists breath-taking excursions to some of the highest and most impressive peaks in Europe. Don‘t miss peak highlights such as Snow-Tubing, Cinema Lounge, Glacier Palace, peak shop and the highest viewing platform of the Alps.

Never skied before? No problem! You will be provided with all the equipment needed for skiing and be under the guidance of a professional ski school instructor. After your group lesson, recharge your batteries with a delicious menu at the newly renovated restaurant and enjoy the various peak attractions of Matterhorn Glacier Paradise.

Price Includes:

•• Ski pass Matterhorn glacier paradise •• 2.5 hours group ski lesson with our preferred ski school •• Lunch at the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise restaurant •• Rental of skis/snowboard, boots, jacket, gloves, goggles and helmet at our preferred sports shop •• Ski insurance •• Peak attractions like panoramic platform, cinema lounge, snow tubing and glacier palace NOTE: minimum 2 people per reservation / group

•• Transfer by Jungfrau Bus Zurich Airport/ main station – Grindelwald – Zurich •• 1-day-ski pass for the Grindelwald-Wengen ski area •• 4 nights in Grindelwald, 2 nights in Zurich in room with private facilities and breakfast daily Day 1 | Zurich - Grindelwald Board the Jungfrau Bus at Zurich Airport which offers you a direct service to Grindelwald – the Jungfrau Ski Region. Take advantage of your 1-day ski pass and explore the fantastic Grindelwald-Wengen ski area. Wintersport equipment can be hired online at www.jungfrau.ch/shop. The Jungfrau mountain region offers spectacular sledging fun and idyllic winter walks are guaranteed. Basel

Zurich

Day 2-4 | Gindelwald Enjoy a 15 kilometre sledge run, the longest in the world, and speed down from the Faulhorn via Bussalp to Grindelwald; an altitude difference of 1600 metres. And 100 km of winterwalking trains are prepared for you, with the famous trio of the Eiger, Mönch & Jungfrau as a backdrop. Overnight for 4 nights in Grindelwald with breakfast included. Day 5 | Grindelwald - Zurich Today the Jungfrau Bus takes you to your next destination – Zurich, your home for the next 2 nights. Day 6 | Zurich Switzerland’s largest city, Zurich is a most elegant, yet compact metropolis on the shores of Lake Zurich and the Limmat River. Explore the charming historic old town with its many restaurants, cafés and fashion boutiques or head to world-famous Bahnhofstrasse for an unrivalled shopping experience.

(If arr/dep ZRH APT)

Lucerne

Day 7 | Tour ends Your tour concludes after breakfast.

Chur

Berne

PRICES FROM

$527

PER PERSON

Lausanne

Spiez Montreux

Disentis

Grindelwald

St. Moritz

Brig Geneva

Zermatt

Lugano

Winter Dreams in Switzerland

3 *** Hotels

4 **** Hotels

10 Dec-23 Dec 2017, 3Jan-3 Feb, 4-27 Mar 2018

1,579

1,917

2,246

2,604

24 Dec 2017-2 Jan 2018, 4 Feb-3 Mar 2018

1,654

1,979

2,246

2,991

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

Things to do in Zurich: ask Zurich Tourism Zurich Tourism, located at the Zurich public transport, the ZürichCARD, main station (Hauptbahnhof) provide Swiss Travel System tickets, and touring information and brochures MeinFernbus tickets. Tickets for about the city and region of Zurich. cultural offers such as Kunsthaus, Here you can enquire about the tours Landesmuseum, Zoo, the Swiss are available and ask for suggested Museum Pass as well as all events sightseeing based on your interests. offered at Starticket and Ticketino are In addition you can tickets for also available at the counter.

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

SWITZERLAND HOLIDAYS

With up to 21 km of ski slopes, Matterhorn Glacier Paradise offers the world’s largest summer snow sports region. Enjoy the summer on endless pistes with a spectacular backdrop of mountains.

Price Includes:


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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.

HOLIDAYS ON LOCATION

PRICES FROM

$228

per person per night, low season, twin share

LONDON | PARK PLAZA WESTMINSTER 

$181

PRICES FROM

per person per night, low season, twin share

STRATFORD UPON AVON |

THE STRATFORD ENGLAND, UK 

ENGLAND, UK

Contemporary rooms and suites have free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minibars, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. A 6-minute walk from Underground and National Rail trains at Waterloo Station.

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

$149

per person per night, low season, twin share

LONDON | 44 CURZON STREET 

ENGLAND, UK

This complex offers a wide selection of serviced-apartments designed to provide comfort & privacy. PRICES FROM

$285

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

$144

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. PRICES FROM

per person per night, low season, twin share

DAY TOURS IN & AROUND LONDON

$233

per studio, per night, low season, twin share

ENGLAND, UK

ROYAL LONDON (MORNING TOUR) Day Tour prices from $59 per person

Paddington bear toys at Portobello Market © Visit Britain

London Theatre Posters © Visit Britain

The tour commences 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 $59 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.


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Edinburgh Castle

Scottish Dancers

Glasgow Cathedral

Dublin

UNITED KINGDOM & IRELAND Accommodation options

DUBLIN | THE GRESHAM HOTEL 

IRELAND

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

$128

per person per night, low season, twin share

EDINBURGH | BALMORAL 

SCOTLAND, UK

$199

Built in 1845, the hotel offers views over Lake Windermere. The ensuite 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 with an open-plan lounge/dining area, with a luxury kitchen and bathroom. PRICES FROM

$250

per person per night, low season, twin share

WINDERMERE | MACDONALD OLD ENGLAND ENGLAND, UK 

per 1-bedroom apartment, per night, low season,

MANCHESTER | PREMIER SUITES MANCHESTER 

ENGLAND, UK

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

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

$140

$260

PRICES FROM

per 1-bedroom apartment, per night, low season

OXFORD | MACDONALD RANDOLPH 

ENGLAND, UK

The refined rooms with plush furnishings offer French press coffeemakers (plunger) and minibars, plus en-suite bathrooms with designer toiletries. Free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs

$139

per person per night, low season, twin share

TORQUAY | BENTLEY LODGE ENGLAND, UK 

PRICES ON APPLICATION

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 FROM

$115

per person per night, low season, twin share

WALES, UK

Five delightful en-suite bedrooms are all of a superior standard, and offer a host of facilities including a DVD player and wireless internet access. PRICES ON APPLICATION

HOLIDAYS ON LOCATION

This 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. PRICES FROM

LAKES DISTRICT WINDERMERE | BELSFIELD HOTEL ENGLAND, UK 


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Left to right: Grafton Street, Dublin; Kelingrove Museum, Glasgow

IRISH & SCOTTISH SAMPLER

DUBLIN – EDINBURGH: 8 Days | 7 Nights | 7 Breakfasts | 6 Dinners

HOLIDAYS ON LOCATION

Day 1: Dublin & Dalkey Village Your tour commences at 2 pm at your Dublin hotel. Take a gentle walking tour through Dalkey Village and visit the imposing Dalkey Castle. Meet your tour director over a welcome drink to discuss your trip and enjoy dinner in your hotel. (D) Day 2: Dublin Tour & Pub Dinner Tour central Dublin to see the main attractions and visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral, which dates from 12201259. In the afternoon explore Dublin by open-top bus, plus a visit to Guinness or the General Post Office Museum. Drive to Taylor’s Three Rock Pub for a dinner with music, songs and step-dancing. (B, D) Day 3: Derry & Giant’s Causeway Drive to Derry for a walking tour of this historic city. Learn about 20th century history and stroll along the medieval walls. Continue to the Giant’s Causeway, enormous hexagonal rocks that have spawned legends about the mythical giant, Finn McCool. Drive along the coast to your hotel in nearby Ballycastle. (B, D) Day 4: Farm & Titanic Belfast Your first stop today is at Sheans Heritage Farm for some Irish hospitality and fun with tea and home-made scones followed by a turf-cutting demonstration. Drive along the scenic coastal route called the Nine Glens of

Antrim to Belfast for a city tour and visit Titanic Belfast. Spend some free time to have a look around on your own before dining in your hotel. (B, D) Day 5: Scotland & Pitlochry Take a ferry to Scotland and drive along the west coast. Tour Pollok House, a grand country house which gives a real flavour of life in the 1930s with lavish family rooms and vast servants’ quarters. Continue your drive northwards into the magnificent scenery of the Scottish Highlands to your historic hotel in Pitlochry. (B, D) Day 6: Whisky & St Andrews Tour Blair Athol Distillery to see how whisky is distilled and sample a ‘wee dram’. Continue south to St Andrews, located on the east coast. This city is renowned as the ‘Home of Golf’ and for its university, Scotland’s oldest. Take a short walking tour and spend some time to explore on your own. Drive to Edinburgh and dine at a Scottish Evening with a lively show. (B, D) Day 7: Edinburgh & Castle Tour Edinburgh’s highlights including the Georgian ‘New Town’, the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle where the Scottish Crown Jewels and Stone of Scone are displayed. The rest of the day is free for independent sightseeing. (B) Day 8: Tour Ends in Edinburgh (B)

SCOTTISH & IRISH DREAM

GLASGOW – SHANNON: 13 Days | 12 Nights | 12 Breakfasts | 2 Lunches | 9 Dinners

Day 1: Glasgow City Tour Your tour commences at 2:30 pm at your Glasgow hotel. Tour Glasgow’s main attractions and visit Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Enjoy a welcome drink before dinner. (D) Day 2: Loch Lomond & Inveraray Cruise Loch Lomond for stunning views and tour the stately Inveraray Castle. Drive through Glen Coe and admire the awesome mountains. (B, D)

Day 7: Edinburgh Castle & City Explore Edinburgh to see the 200-yearold ‘New Town’ and medieval townhouses along the Royal Mile. Tour Edinburgh Castle. (B) Day 8: Ireland & Titanic Belfast Take a ferry to Belfast and have lunch on board. Visit Titanic Belfast to learn about this famous liner. Continue to Dublin for a free evening. (B, L)

Day 3: Isle of Skye & Clan Donald Take the ‘Road to the Isles’ and a ferry to the Isle of Skye. Visit the Clan Donald Centre at Armadale Castle and view the Highlands and Loch Ness. (B, D)

Day 9: Dublin & Merry Ploughboy Use your bus pass to sightsee on your own. In the afternoon tour Dublin and visit Dublin Castle, which housed the government for centuries. Dine at the popular Merry Ploughboy Pub. (B, D)

Day 4: Culloden & Sheepdogs Learn about Bonnie Prince Charlie’s defeat in the Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre. At Leault Farm watch dogs herding sheep. (B, D)

Day 10: Blarney Castle & Killarney Head to Blarney Castle to kiss the famous ‘Stone of Eloquence’ and continue to Killarney, picturesquely set beside lakes and mountains. (B, D)

Day 5: Blair Athol Distillery & Castle Tour Blair Athol Distillery to sample whisky. Visit Blair Castle, home of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl. The afternoon is free. (B, D)

Day 11: Ring of Kerry Drive & Skellig Embark on the Ring of Kerry drive. Watch a local farmer and his dogs herding flocks of sheep and visit the Skellig Experience. Enjoy a casual lunch and return to Killarney (B, L)

Day 6: Glamis Castle & St Andrews Visit Glamis Castle, childhood home of the late Queen Mother. Head to St Andrews and in Edinburgh enjoy a Scottish Evening. (B, D)

Day 12: Cliffs of Moher & Banquet Cross the River Shannon by ferry to view the spectacular Cliffs of Moher, which rise high above the Atlantic Ocean. Dine at Bunratty Castle on a memorable medieval-style feast. (B, D) Day 13: Tour ends in Shannon (B)

1 PITLOCHRY

1 PITLOCHRY St Andrews

Glasgow Giant’s Causeway

St Andrews

2 - 3 EDINBURGH

Glasgow Giant’s Causeway

BALLYCASTLE

1

Derry

Glens of Antrim

Cairnryan

1

Derry

Glens of Antrim

1

Cairnryan

1

BELFAST

2

2 - 3 EDINBURGH

BALLYCASTLE

BELFAST 1 = O v e rn ig h t S to p s = S ta rt C ity = E n d C ity

2

DUBLIN

1 = O v e rn ig h t S to p s = S ta rt C ity = E n d C ity

DUBLIN

Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh

IRISH & SCOTTISH SAMPLER

FROM

$2269 PP

MON

MON

Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow

SCOTTISH & IRISH DREAM FRI/SUN

FROM

$3619 PP

FRI/SUN

10 & 24 Apr ‘17

2269

2833

31 Jul, 7,14 & 21 Aug* 2769

3333

19 Mar ‘17

3619

4520

30 Jul–20 Aug*

4629

5530

8 & 22 May

2499

3063

10 & 24 Jul, 4,11 & 25 2559 Sep

3123

26 Mar–23 Apr

3709

4610

25 Aug–22 Sep

4169

5070

28–30 Apr

3949

4850

24–29 Sep

3999

4900

12, 19 & 26 Jun

2559

3123

2,9 & 23 Oct

2983

5–28 May

4099

5000

1–22 Oct

3779

4680

2 Jun–28 Jul

4229

5130

*Military Tattoo departure

2419

*Military Tattoo departure


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Left to right: Cardiff Castle, Wales; Guards at Westminster

TASTE OF CORNWALL & WALES

HEART OF WALES & ENGLAND

Day 1: Dublin Welcome | Dinner Meet your tour director and fellow travellers at 5 pm at your hotel for a welcome drink. Then head to Taylor’s Three Rock Pub for dinner, with lively entertainment. (D)

Day 1: Arrival London Meet your tour director at 2 pm for a tour of central London’s landmarks. A welcome drink and dinner await this evening. (D)

DUBLIN – WINDSOR: 8 Days | 7 Nights | 7 Breakfasts | 6 Dinners

Day 6: Explore Cornwall Cornwall, on the southwestern tip of England, has many Celtic traditions, its own dialect and pretty harbour villages. Drive to Land’s End, the Day 3: Ferry to Wales | Conwy most westerly point of Britain. Stop at Take a short ferry ride to Holyhead Marazion to view the majestic outline in North Wales. Drive to the massive of St Michael’s Mount, continue to the Conwy Castle, built by King Edward​ lovely fishing village of Mevagissey, I in the 13th century as part of his before returning to your hotel. (B, D) mission to conquer Wales. Take a walk through the narrow medieval streets Day 7: Stonehenge | Windsor and relax before dinner. (B, D) Drive to Salisbury Plain to view the Day 4: Snowdonia | Cardiff Travel past the scenic peaks of Snowdonia National Park and south through the gentle pastoral lands of central Wales. Cross the gentle hills of Brecon Beacons National Park and pass through some of the former coalmining regions of South Wales. Travel into central Cardiff for a panoramic drive around the city centre and tour Cardiff Castle’s opulant rooms. Enjoy the Welsh banquet at the castle with lively entertainment. (B, D)

prehistoric monoliths of Stonehenge and learn about their primitive builders. Continue to Windsor for a tour of Windsor Castle, one of The Queen’s official residences and the largest inhabited castle in the world. See the State Apartments, St George’s Chapel and other public areas. After dinner in your hotel, take a brief stroll around the compact and historic town with a local guide. (B, D)

Day 2: Open-top Bus Sightseeing Today explore London at your own pace on an open-top bus tour to see the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square and other attractions you wish to to visit. (B) Day 3: Stonehenge, Bath & Cardiff Drive to Salisbury Plain to view the huge monoliths of Stonehenge and learn about their history. Next head to Bath to visit the Roman Baths and Pump Room, hot mineral-rich springs that have been popular since Roman times. Cross into Wales to tour Cardiff Castle and dine there at a fun Welsh banquet. (B, D) Day 4: Train Ride & Welsh Scenery Take a panoramic drive around Cardiff, Wales’ proud capital, to view the principal features. Drive through the gentle hills of Brecon Beacons National Park and continue north through charming countryside and local towns. Take a narrow-gauge train ride through Snowdonia. Continue to Caernarfon, where the Prince of Wales was invested in 1969. Check in to your hotel and take a look around the walled town. (B, D)

Day 5: North Wales Start today with a visit to the National Slate Museum and pause for photos of Mount Snowdon, the highest peak in Wales. Stop in Conwy to view its huge castle, narrow medieval streets and the smallest house in Britain. Tour the massive walls and battlements of Caernarfon Castle, one of the many 13th century castles built by Edward I. (B, D) Day 6: Llangollen & Shakespeare Drive to the charming village of Llangollen with many quaint tearooms and shops. Head across the English border to the picturesque town of Bridgnorth. Drive to Stratford-uponAvon and visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace to view an exhibition about his life and the house where he was born. Today it is furnished as it would have been in his day. (B) Day 7: Cotswolds & Windsor Castle Drive through the gentle hills of the Cotswolds and stop in Broadway, typical of the lovely old villages with centuries-old houses. Stroll through Oxford to learn about the city and the famous colleges. Tour Windsor Castle’s State Apartments and St George’s Chapel. Take a brief walking tour around the town with a local guide after dinner. (B, D) Day 8: Tour ends in Windsor (B)

Day 8: Tour ends in Windsor (B)

Conwy CAERNARFON 2

Snowdonia

Llangollen Bridgnorth STRATFORD-

1 UPON-AVON Brec on Beacons

CARDIFF

Cotswolds

Oxford

1

Bath

Stonehenge

WINDSOR 1 2 LONDON

1 = Overnight Stops = Start City = End City

Trinity College, Dublin

Stratford-upon-Avon © Britain on view

TASE OF CORNWALL & WALES FROM $2489 PP

HEART OF WALES & ENGLAND FROM $2559 PP

SUN

SAT

SUN

30 Apr, 14 May ‘17

2579

3733

03 Sep – 24 Sep

2679

3833

08 – 22 Apr ‘17

2559

3449

28 May – 25 Jun

2679

3833

1 – 29 Oct

2489

3643

06 May – 23 Sep

2759

3649

02 Jul – 27 Aug

2779

3933

30 Sep – 07 Oct

2599

3489

HOLIDAYS ON LOCATION

Day 2: Dublin | Book of Kells See Dublin’s main attractions including O’Connell Street, St. Stephen’s Green, the seat of government at Leinster House and other public buildings. Take a stroll through Trinity College’s campus with a student guide and view the 8th century Book of Kells, illuminated manuscript of the four gospels. (B)

Day 5: Roman Baths | Glastonbury Cross in to England and visit the Roman Baths and Pump Room, renowned for the mineral-rich hot springs, wonderfully preserved after two millennia. Stop in Glastonbury, associated with many of the myths surrounding King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. Continue south to Cornwall and the charming town of St Austell. (B, D)

LONDON – WINDSOR: 8 Days | 7 Nights | 7 Breakfasts | 5 Dinners


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FEATURED FRANCE & ITALY - 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 | LOUISON 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.

HOLIDAYS ON LOCATION

PRICES FROM

$146

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

$338

per person per night, low season, twin share

FRANCE

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

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

$197

COMO | METROPOLE + SUISSE 

per person per night, low season, twin share

ITALY

Located harbour-side in the heart of Como, with views of the lake. Just 300m from Como Cathedral. 71 rooms each with private facilities and minibar. PRICES FROM

$162

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

$279

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

$225

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

$167

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 Carnivale Masks in Venice,

$159

per person per night, low season, twin share


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FEATURED FRANCE TOURS - EXTEND YOUR HOLIDAY

From left: Arc de Triomph; The Louvre ©Paris Tourism; Reims vineyard; Mont Saint Michele

CITY TOUR & EIFFEL TOWER

REIMS CHAMPAGNE EXCURSION

Discover Paris’s most famous monuments and tourist sights on a single tour. This excursion is one of the best Eiffel Tower tours and features a visit to the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower with breath-taking views of the capital and a panoramic city tour by coach. This combined tour is the ideal way to discover Paris for the first time.

Visit majestic Reims Cathedral where once the kings of France were crowned. Continue to Mumm and Mercier, two famous champagne houses where you can taste their wares. Spend your free time exploring Reims city centre and enjoy lunch (not included) in one of the many restaurants in beautiful Erlon Square.

1 Apr–31 Oct 17: Daily Duration: 5½ hours Prices from: $160 per person

1 Apr–31 Oct 17: Mo,Tu,Th,Fr,Su Duration: 11 hours Prices from: $249 per person

MONTMARTRE & THE LOUVRE

PARIS ESSENTIAL TOUR

BRUGES EXCURSION

Take a city tour through the Latin Quarter and the Marais, in the heart of the Paris student and cultural life. Guided tours of Notre Dame Cathedral, Montmartre (Place du Tertre and Sacré-Coeur), and the Louvre Museum. Opportunity to spend time at the Louvre and the Sacré-Coeur Basilica.

This fantastic half day excursion (morning or afternoon) gives you an opportunity to discover Paris’s famous tourist sights and monuments. It includes lunch at the restaurant on the 1st floor of the Eiffel Tower, a city tour by panoramic coach, and an hour-long cruise along the Seine. Experience the beauty and heritage of the French capital in three different ways.

Full day trip to the Belgian town of Bruges, known as the ‘Venice of the North’. Surrounded by a network of canals, the historic centre of Bruges has retained its medieval charm and is home to a great many architectural and historic gems. Free time for lunch (not incl) and shopping.

1 Apr–31 Oct 17: Mo,We & Fr Duration: 4½ hours Prices from: $131 per person

1 Apr–31 Oct 17: Daily Duration: 5½ hours Prices from: $160 per person

Paris CDG Airport

1-3

4-7

City hotels

169

199

Paris Rail Stations

1-3

4-7

City hotels

119

149

Contact us for further transfer options, including private car touring.

VERSAILLES EXCURSION

DINNER & CRUISE

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site for 30 years, the Palace of Versailles was once the residence of the Kings of France Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI and their courts, from 1682 until the French Revolution in 1789. Your audio guide commentary will give you the opportunity to visit the magnificent Palace of Versailles at your own pace. Admire its Baroque architecture, artworks, sumptuous decoration, and the furniture created by the greatest craftsmen of the age. Enjoy strolling through the palace’s grounds and gardens to the Trianon, or explore the pretty town of Versailles beyond the palace’s walls.

Leave our Central Paris agency at 6:15 p.m. for a unique evening in the heart of Paris. This night-time adventure includes a once-in-alifetime dinner on the first floor of the city’s most famous monument and a magical cruise along the Seine. Your priority ticket will allow you to skip the line and directly access the first floor of the Eiffel Tower. Thanks to its uninterrupted, breathtaking views over Paris, you will be able to spot Montmartre and the Sacré Coeur, the Invalides, the Champ-deMars, the Champs Elysées and the Arc de Triomphe. Enjoy a delicious dinner in this chic, contemporary Eiffel Tower restaurant in Paris.

1 Apr–31 Oct 17: Tu–Sa Duration: 10 hours Prices from: $110 per person

Duration: 4 hours Prices from: $299 per person

1 Apr–31 Oct 17: Mo,We,Fr,Siu Duration: 14 hours Prices from: $299 per person

D-DAY BEACHES EXCURSION

Tour the D-Day Beaches of Normandy in the company of an official guide who will bring these historic sites to life.

2-DAY NORMANDY, SAINT MALO & MONT SAINT MICHEL TOUR

THU: NORMANDY Take the Normandy motorway and make the first stop at Rouen for a walking tour in the old town before continuing to Honfleur. On the way between Rouen and Honfleur, view of the newly built Normandy bridge. In Honfleur : free time for lunch (not included). Continue to the D-Day Landing Beaches of Normandy and visit the American Cemetery at Omaha Beach and make a short stop at Arromanches where one of the two Mulberry Harbours was built. Dinner and overnight stay at a 3-star hotel in Caen. FRI: ST MALO, MONT ST MICHEL Depart Caen and drive to SaintMalo, the pirate city, located in the Brittany region. Guided visit of the town including a walk along the ramparts and a visit of the Cathedral. After lunch (not included) we depart for Mont-Saint-Michel (on the frontier between the Brittany and Normandy regions). We continue our afternoon with a guided visit of the abbey and free time for strolling and shopping. Depart around 4.30 pm. Stop on the way back to Paris. Arrival around 9.15 pm.

6 Apr–21 Oct 17 Departs Thu

1 Apr–31 Oct 17: Daily exc. Th Duration: 15 hours Prices from: $315 per person

MONT SAINT MICHEL EXCURSION

One of France’s most popular and iconic sights, the magnificent island of Mont Saint Michel and its bay, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Take you time to soak up the magic of the island the beauty of its bay, which changes with the rise and fall of the tide.

1 Apr–31 Oct 17: Daily Duration: 14 hours Prices from: $239 per person

688

747

Prices include: •• 1 night in Caen at a 3-star hotel with private facilities •• Breakfast and dinner at the hotel •• Air-conditioned coach with multilingual guide •• Entrance fees as listed •• Porterage of 1 suitecase/person •• Service charge, taxes/VAT

EXCURSIONS FROM PARIS The tours listed are just a sample of the vast range of sightseeing tours we have available. Ask us about our Dinner and Cruise, Dinner and Show (Moulin Rouge) and other exciting options available to you.

From left: Strolling in Montmartre; Eiffel Tower; Reims Catherdral; Chagterau Cheverny

HOLIDAYS ON LOCATION

PRIVATE TRANSFERS Private vehicle transfers. Bear in mind that cars have limited space for your baggage and that a larger vehicle may be more suited to your total baggage requirements.


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FEATURED AUSTRIA & GERMANY – EXTEND YOUR HOLIDAY

From left: Swarovski Green Giant, Wattens - near Innsbriuck; Salzburg; Schönbrunn Palace; Berlin, with the River Spee

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.

HOLIDAYS ON LOCATION

PRICES FROM

$111

per person per night, low season, twin share

SALZBURG | MARKUS SITTIKUS 

AUSTRIA

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

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. PRICES FROM

$85

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

$139

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.

$349

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.

$269

GERMANY

$136

per person per night, low season, twin share

ROTHENBURG | EISENHUT  GERMANY 

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

FRANKFURT | LE MERIDEN PARKHOTEL 

PRICES FROM

MUNICH | EDEN WOLFF 

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

per person per night, low season, twin share

FRANKFURT | ADINA APARTMENTS 

PRICES FROM STUDIO

per person per night, low season, twin share

GERMANY

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.

$103

$109

per person per night, low season, twin share

BERLIN | CROWNE PLAZA 

PRICES FROM

HEIDELBERG | HOLLÄNDER HOF GERMANY +

per person per night, low season, twin share

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

$138

per person per night, low season, twin share


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FEATURED AUSTRIA & GERMANY – EXTEND YOUR HOLIDAY

Clockwise, from left: Vienna with St. Stephen’s Cathedral at left; Salzburg in winter; Neuwschwanstein Castle; Rothenburg’Munich Town Hall; Salzburg, in winter; Vienna Residence Orchestra

MUNICH & CASTLES

VIENNA CLASSICS

4 Days / 3 Nights

4 Days / 3 Nights

Package Includes:

Day 2 | Munich Explore Munich on a regular city tour. You may hop-on and hop-off at the stops of your choice and take your time getting around the city. Some recommended stops include the National Theatre, Marienplatz Square with the City Hall and the Frauenkirche Church. Overnight in Munich. Day 3 | Munich - Neuschwanstein - Linderhof - Munich The tour takes you to the Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castles built for Ludwig II, the king of Bavaria who was also known as the ‘Mad King’ (entrance fees not included). Return to Munich in the afternoon. Overnight in Munich. Day 4 | Munich Tour concludes after breakfast.

•• Arrival transfer by private car from Vienna Airport or rail station to your hotel •• 3 nights in your choice or a 3 or 4**** hotel, in a room with private facilities •• Breakfast daily •• 2-course traditional Austrian lunch with a ¼ litre house wine and a bottle of mineral water at the historic Griechenbeisl Inn •• Coffee and cake at the famous Café Sacher, Vienna •• Vienna Residence Orchestra Concert, ‘VIP’ Category ticket (1 Apr - 23 Dec 2017) OR Schönbrunn Palace Concert, Category ‘A’ ticket (1 Apr - 23 Dec 2017) •• Service charges, taxes & VAT Prices from:

4 Days / 3 Nights

3 Days / 2 Nights

Package Includes: •• 3 nights accommodation in a 4**** star hotel •• Breakfast daily •• Christmas Concert at either Mirabell Palace or Salzburg Fortress including return cable-car ticket •• Christmas Dinner, either at your hotel or a restaurant (excluding beverages) •• Full day Alpine Glacier Excursion including Sleigh Ride •• A sweet souvenir •• Coffee and cake at Café Sacher •• Services charges, taxes & VAT •• Available as 23-26 December or 24-27 December package

499

679

575

750

Price Includes •• Welcome-drink at the hotel bar •• 2 nights accommodation at the 4**** Hotel Eisenhut •• Breakfast daily •• One 3-course dinner, with a bottle of mineral water, served in the hotel’s restaurant •• Festive Christmas Dinner served at the hotel’s restaurant •• Entry ticket to the Christmas Museum •• The Night Watchman guided walking tour •• Service charges, taxes & VAT Prices from: Available 23-25 Dec 2017 & 24-26 Dec 2017

Prices from:

Standard Room

427

458

4**** hotel

Tauber Valley View Room

484

572

779

975

NEW YEAR IN SALZBURG

NEW YEAR IN ROTHENBERBG

4 Days / 3 Nights

3*** Hotels 1 Apr-23 Dec 2017

CHRISTMAS IN ROTHENBERBG

3 Days / 2 Nights

4**** Hotels

Price Includes: •• 3 nights accommodation at a 4**** hotel, •• Breakfast daily •• Visits and excursions as detailed •• Regular Express Circle tour of Munich with English-language audio guide •• Regular excursion to Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castles with English-speaking guide (Apr-Oct: daily; Nov-Mar: Tue - Sun) •• Service charges, taxes & VAT

Prices from: 1 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2018

659

Additional Cost: €21 per person for Linderhof & Neuschwanstein Castles entrance fees.

990

1 Apr-23 Dec 2017

Viennese Wine & Heurige Vienna is the only metropolis that grows enough wine within its city limits to make it worth mentioning. 700 hectares of Viennese vineyards leave their mark on the cityscape and its culture of pleasure. Wine growing has a long tradition in Vienna. White wines are grown in 80 percent of the vineyards, with the Wiener Gemischter Satz being a specialty. Nowadays, Vienna presents itself as a city with a lively wine scene. Viennese wine is enjoyed in the city’s many bars and restaurants or on the edge of town in wine taverns that offer wine from their own vineyards and buffet tables piled high with home-made delicacies.

Prices includes: •• 3 nights accommodation in 4 or 5***** hotel in a room with private facilities •• Breakfast daily •• F/Day Alpine Tour & Sleigh Ride •• New Year’s Eve Dinner •• New Year’s Day Concert •• Coffee & Cake at the famous Café Sacher, Salzburg •• Service charges, taxes & VAT Prices from: 4**** Hotel

1098

1260

5***** Hotel

1378

1999

5 Days / 4 Nights Prices from: 4**** Hotel

1318

1530

5***** Hotel

1753

2467

Inclusions as above plus: 24-hour Salzburg Card and half-day Salzburg City Tour by coach

Price Includes •• Welcome-drink at the hotel bar •• 2 nights accommodation at the 4**** Hotel Eisenhut •• Breakfast daily •• One 3-course dinner, with a bottle of mineral water, served at the hotel’s restaurant •• Festive New Year Dinner, served at the hotel’s restaurant •• Entry ticket to the Christmas Museum •• The Night Watchman guided walking tour •• Service charges, taxes & VAT New Year in Rothenburg Prices from Valid 30 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018 or 31 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018 Standard Room

587

631

Tauber Valley View Room

645

740

HOLIDAYS ON LOCATION

Day 1 | Munich Arrive at your hotel in Munich. Overnight in Munich.

CHRISTMAS IN SALZBURG


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FEATURED 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 

PRAGUE | METEOR PLAZA 

CZECH REPUBLIC

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

BELGIUM

HOLIDAYS ON LOCATION

PRICES FROM

$53

per person per night, low season, twin share

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. PRICES FROM

$146

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

$105

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

$88

per person per night, low season, twin share

BUDAPEST | PALAZZO ZICHY  50 metres from the St. Catherine Railway Station, this complex offers newlyrenovated rooms each with a kitchenette: microwave, stove and dishwasher. PRICES FROM STUDIO

$158

HUNGARY

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

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

COPENHAGEN | ADINA COPENHAGEN DENMARK  

$97

AMSTERDAM | MÖVENPICK CITY 

THE NETHERLANDS

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. PRICES FROM

$130

AMSTERDAM | IDENTITY APARTMENTS  Located by Copenhagen’s Nordhavn Harbour, this property offers apartments with kitchens and private balconies, dining area and lounge with a flat-screen TV. PRICES FROM STUDIO

$250

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

per person per night, low season, twin share

per person per night, low season, twin share

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. 7 km from Amsterdam. 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.

$237

per studio, per night, low season


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6. Late Bookings i. For bookings made within 60 days Bookings received within 60 days prior to departure from Australia, full payment is required at the time of booking. ii. For bookings made within 10 days Payment is required at the time of booking and will incur a fee of $33 per booking. 7. Unused Services Some booked services may be nonrefundable if not used or not cancelled within the time specified by the service provider. See paragraph 10 Cancellations. 8. Invoices All bookings will be issued with an invoice detailing all services or, in the case of rail sectors pending confirmation, if such a service falls out of system range. Please ensure that all services detailed are as requested and that you fully understand their conditions. 9. Invoice Errors & Omissions (E&OE) The right is reserved to correct any errors in prices quoted for any service notwithstanding that the invoice may have been paid in full. 10. Cancellations Cancellation within 60 days prior to your departure from Australia, or as given in our invoice, will incur a penalty of 100% of your deposit. This amount may not be used towards alternative travel arrangements Your deposit is non-refundable and additional charges levied by service providers may equal up to 100% of your invoiced fees.

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17. Specified Meal Services Meal inclusions are based on set menus.

a. Give notice that they act as booking agents only for the persons or companies providing products and/or services and all receipts, tickets, voucher/exchange orders are issued subject to the terms and conditions of such products and/or services.

18. Hotel /Apartment Check-in Validation of a current credit card is required by hotels/apartments on check-in. 19. Scheduled Coach Tours Scheduled coach tours include the services of a tour escort and/or local tourist guide and may be conducted in more than one language. Due to local conditions the tour company reserves the right to make changes to tour programs without notice. 20. Pre-Departure Contact For urgent updates to your travel plans, please ensure that you provide contact details just prior to your departure from Australia. 21. Special Events, & Trade Fairs Booking dates during special events, festivals and trade fairs usually incur higher prices and cancellation fees. 22. Maps and Photographs Maps and images are for illustration purposes only and may not be specific to the actual location/hotel rooms booked. 23. Luggage The luggage allowance for transfers from airport/rail station to city hotel by multi-stop shuttle service, private car or mini-van is one 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. In such cases, alternative arrangements must be made locally with the driver, and additional costs settled on-thespot. Plan ahead if you are travelling with luggage in excess of these limits: pre-book and pay for this service. 24. Travel Insurance It is strongly recommended that you have comprehensive travel insurance cover for the full duration of your journey. Consult with your travel agent about the appropriate cover for your journey. 25. 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 in the booking. All communications will be via your Travel Agent. 26. Consumer Protection Holidays on Location is the tour wholesaler division of Majestic International Travel Service Pty Ltd and is a fully accredited member of AFTA, the Australian Federation of Travel Agents; ATAS, the AFTA Travel Accreditation Scheme; ASTA, the American Society of Travel Agent; and CATO, the Council of Australian Tour Operators; ETOA, European Tour Operators Association. Monies received by Holidays on Location are, as required by law, deposited on your behalf into a trust account with the National Australia Bank, our bankers. It is a condition of confirmation of your booking and acceptance of your deposit that monies paid by you may be disbursed by us for the services to be provided.

b. 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. c. 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. d. Are not liable for any dissatisfaction you may have with persons or companies providing or offering the products and/or services. e. Will do their best to ensure your bookings are as agreed but cannot represent or guarantee the standard, class or fitness for purpose of the product and/or service. f. 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. g. Reserves 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 or to decline to accept or retain any person as a member of a tour, for any reason whatsoever. The above exclusions of liability are subject to any statutory liability which may not be excluded by law. 28. Consumer Claims Should you encounter difficulties with your bookings, attempts should be made to resolve these with the hotel management, our local representative or supplier. If this is unsuccessful and you need to lodge a claim for recompense, this must be made in writing, within 30 days of your return to Australia and lodged through your Travel Agent. 29. 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.

Level 5, 1 Princess Street, Kew VIC 3101 Australia RESERVATIONS: 1300 65 10 65 Te l: + 61 3 9 8 51 8 747 Fax: + 61 3 9 8 51 8 7 2 0 travel@holidaysonlocation.com www.holidaysonlocation.com ATAS Accreditation No. 10424 ABN 52 005 586 121 CATO Registered Operator No. TO1056

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5. Booking and Amendment Fees An amendment is a change to an existing booking and not a transfer to another tour, where cancellation fees may apply. Prior to document issue: One change permitted without penalty (excludes rail, cruise or other services where an amendment may be treated as a cancellation). Subsequent amendments: $55 per instance. Correct names: It is important that the names given to Holidays on Location match those in your passport. Any name, including initials change will incur a fee of $55 per instance and if this happens after documents have been issued a $110 will apply. Proof of age to qualify for a seniors discount (if applicable) must be provided before the booking is confirmed.

10. Cancellations (Cont.) Point-to-Point Rail Tickets: Refunds 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 are subject to a minimum 25% cancellation fee. Seat Reservations for Rail Travel: After issue of ticket, non-refundable. Rail Passes: Refunds will be paid if a Pass is returned to our office totally unused and unvalidated by a rail station, in the original jacket of issue. This must be done before the first day of validity of the pass, and within eleven months of the issue date. Refunds are subject to a minimum 25% cancellation fee. Rail Passes cannot be refunded or reissued if lost or stolen. Important Note: A refund may not be available on some pre-booked hotels, apartments, villas, homestays, transfers, transport and museum cards, cultural tickets, pre-paid restaurant bookings, city transport cards, package tour or other travel not used. No refund will be made for cancellations after a tour package has commenced. Theatre and Concert Tickets: Non-refundable from date of order. A signed credit card guarantee is required before placing the booking.


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TITLIS CLIFF WALK Enjoy the breathtaking view on the highest suspension bridge in Europe. GLACIER CAVE Explore the magical world of ice. TITLIS GLACIER PARK Slide down the hill on a snow tube or a sledge. ICE FLYER CHAIR LIFT Glide safely over stunning glacier crevasses.

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