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Thursday 29th August 2019:
Full day excursion from Berne to Montreux incl. stop in Gruyères and Chillon Castle

09:00am         Departure from Kursaal Bern

10:00am         Visit cheese factory, Gruyères

11:00am         Depart to Gruyères-village

11:10am         Time at leisure to visit the village

12:30pm         Lunch at local restaurant

02:00pm         Departure to Chillon Castle

03:00pm         Chillon Castle, guided visit

04:30pm         Departure to Montreux

04:45pm         Arrival in Montreux, overnight in Hotel le Grand Lac                           Excelsior

06:30 pm       Departure to evening Location for Dinner

Gruyère - say Cheese!

This half-day excursion takes you from Berne to the Swiss cheese country. Perched on a hill in a landscape full of grace and harmony, is the picture-book medieval town of Gruyères. With its quaint houses dating from the 16th and 17th centuries, it is a real paradise for photographers. First, you will visit the cheese factory “La Maison du Gruyère”. It takes you into the heart of the senses with an exhibition on fragrances and tastes. You will discover the secrets of cheese-making according to ancestral tradition. Then you will continue to the village of Gruyères. There will be time to stroll along the cobblestone streets before having lunch at restaurant Fleur de Lys. After a delicious lunch you will continue to Montreux. Drive along picturesque vineyards above typical wine growing villages Vevey and Châtel St. Denis, as well as Chillon Castle - one of the most impressive, medieval strongholds of Switzerland, immortalized by many famous poets. It was erected in the 13th century on Roman foundations and was the residence of the County of Savoy throughout the Middle Ages. Originally a fortress, Chillon Castle (same as Byron's famous Prisoner of Chillon) underwent numerous transformations while adapting to the advances in defensive and offensive weapons through the ages.



Friday 30th August 2019:
Full day excursion from Montreux to Interlaken incl. stop at Mt. Schilthorn and Truemmelbach waterfalls

08:00am         Departure from Hotel le Grand Lac Excelsior

10:30am         Arrival in Stechelberg

10:55am         Departure by aerial cable car to Mount Schilthorn

11:30am         Lunch at Mount Schilthorn

02:30pm         Departure to Stechelberg

03:20pm         Visit Truemmelbavh waterfalls

04:30pm         Departure to Interlaken        

05:30pm         Arrival in Interlaken, overnight in Hotel Interlaken

06:30pm         Departure to evening Location for Dinner  

Magic Mount Schilthorn

This is no doubt the picture book tour you always had in mind when thinking of Switzerland. On this exciting excursion you will see some of the world’s most famous and dramatic scenery. Your first stop will be Gstaad - the “Jet-Set” holiday resort with is charming wooden chalets, with bright splashes of geraniums on the window sills. The winter and summer holiday resort is very popular with royalties and artists. Here you will cross the language border, from now onwards German will be spoken. Afterwards, you will continue by motor coach to Lauterbrunnen and on to Stechelberg, passing en route impressive waterfalls, quaint villages, flowers, meadows and pine trees.

At Stechelberg you board Europe’s longest aerial cable car to the top of the Mt. Schilthorn. The difference in height from the ground station to the very top is 2,134 m / 7,000 ft. for which you need exactly 1010 seconds traveling time. Linger over an awe-inspiring view stretching from the Black Forest in Germany to the mighty Mont-Blanc massive in France and, of course, the magnificent Mt. Jungfraujoch group with its eternal ice and snow. On the top you will have lunch at the Piz Gloria revolving restaurant - 3,048 m / 10,000 ft in the sky - made famous by the 007 James Bond film location for the movie “On her Majesty’s Secret Service”. Return the same way to Interlaken.

Before finishing your day tour in Interlaken, you will visit the Truemmelbach Waterfalls. Ten glacier waterfalls inside the mountain made accessible by a tunnel-lift. The illuminated Truemmelbach alone drains the mighty glacier defiles of Eiger (13,026ft), Mönch (13,449ft) and Jungfrau (13,643ft) and carries 20,200 tons of boulder detritus per year. Its drainage area is 24 sq km (15 sq mi), half of it covered by snow and glaciers which drains up to 20,000 liters of water per second. They are the only glacier-waterfalls in Europe inside a mountain, which are still accessible.





Saturday 31th August 2019:
Full day excursion from Interlaken to Zurich incl. stop in Lucerne

Truemmelbach waterfalls

09:00am         Departure to Lucerne

10:20am         Arrival in Lucerne, start walking tour and time at leisure

12:15pm         Lunch at restaurant Zunfthaus Pfistern

01:45pm         Departure to Zurich

04:00pm         Arrival in Zurich, short stoop at Zurich main station

                           and overnight in Hotel Alexander

                           Dinner at leisure

Lucerne – the charming city

Explore the storybook Lucerne. This lovely town stands by the Lake Lucerne and is surrounded to the South by snow-covered mountains. During an hour-long walking tour you will learn important, humorous and interesting facts about Lucerne's history, churches, bridges, narrow streets, towers, squares and, of course, Lucerne's trademark - the Chapel Bridge and Water Tower. Afterwards, you’ll have time for shopping in the Old Town, which has a traffic ban - certainly the most attractive "shopping center" you have ever seen. You will have lunch in the former guild house Pfistern - the unique remaining guild house in town with a direct view onto the Chapel Bridge. After lunch, you will continue your trip to Zurich, the final destination.

shopping in the Old Town, which has a traffic ban - certainly the most attractive "shopping center" you have ever seen. You will have lunch in the former guild house Pfistern - the unique remaining guild house in town with a direct view onto the Chapel Bridge. After lunch, you will continue your trip to Zurich, the final destination.



Prices:

2 Persons           Double room                     2 Nights (departure on 31/08/2019)                                               CHF  785.00 (per person)
1 Person             Single room                       2 Nights (departure on 31/08/2019)                                               CHF   885.00
2 Persons           Double room                     3 Nights (departure on 01/09/2019)                                               CHF   900.00 (per person)
1 Person             Single room                       3 Nights (departure on 01/09/2019)                                               CHF 1065.00

With a minimum of 36 participants

 

Service including:

1.   Single or double room of Hotel du Grand Lax Excelsior , Montreux (breakfast included)
      Single or double room of Hotel Interlaken, Interlaken (breakfast included)
      Single or double room of Hotel Alexander, Zürich (breakfast included)

2.   Air-conditioning coach with professional driver

3.   English-speaking tour guide

4.   Entrance fees

5.   Luches and dinners

Registration

Register for Post Congres Tour HERE


The closing date for registration to participate in the Post Congress tour is on 31 May 2019. The tour only takes place with 36 persons and more. If less than 36 people have registered by 31 May, the tour will not take place.

 

Cancellation Policy

Before 31 May 2019              refund 95% of total payment

01 June – 30 June 2019        refund 50% of total payment

01 July – 31 July 2019           refund 25% of total Payment

After 01 August 2019            no refund

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