Magical Switzerland (Winter 2018-19)

Magical Switzerland (Winter 2018-19)


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Switzerland

Cities Visited

Brig, Geneva, Lucerne, St. Moritz, Zermatt, Zurich

Tour Itinerary

Experience Christmas like never before, as you admire snow-laden Alpine peaks, traditional markets and sparkling lakes with a highlight experience aboard the famous Glacier Express.

Day 1 - Your Journey Begins
Board your overnight flight to Europe (Please ask about our great deals).

Day 2 - Z--rich and Lovely Lucerne.
Welcome to Switzerland - an enchanting winter wonderland of frozen waterfalls, peaceful cosy villages, snow-laden forests and imposing mountain ranges, crowned by famous peaks. On arrival at Zurich airport, transfers leave for your hotel in Lucerne at 09:30 and 13:30. Join your Travel Director and fellow guests at 18:00 for a Welcome Dinner with good food and wine.(Dinner with Wine)
Accommodation: The Hotel Astoria Lucerne.

Day 3 - Lucerne and St. Moritz.
(Relaxed Start) Experience Lucerne, a beautiful 14th century city still protected by medieval fortifications. Your Travel Director will reveal the covered wooden bridges, the painted gables and the sorrowful Lion Monument. Then there's time to enjoy the excellent shops and lakeside walks before heading along the dramatic Walensee, past Chur, to the fashionable ski resort of St. Moritz. Set in the sparkling Engadine Valley, this elegant resort nestles below the awe-inspiring, majestic Grisons Alps.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Accommodation: Hotel Laudinella, St. Moritz.

Day 4 - St. Moritz at Leisure.
(Relaxed Start) This whole day is completely at leisure, so maybe enjoy a late breakfast to start? Afterwards you may choose to explore the spa quarter of this chic resort, see the houses with their traditional sgraffito facades or indulge in the stylish boutiques? You may even consider joining the Bernina Express for a scenic rail journey of such epic proportions that it has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site?(Buffet Breakfast)
Accommodation: Hotel Laudinella, St. Moritz.

Day 5 - Aboard the Glacier Express.
Board the world famous Glacier Express for a spectacular ride with lunch included, through the heart of the Swiss Alps. Descend through the tunnels of the Albula Pass and traverse the lofty Landwasser Viaduct. Your train then joins the broad Rhine Gorge and meanders beside rock-strewn rivers before climbing through snowy pastures and woodlands. Picturesque landscapes of ice-capped mountains and stone-built villages with chalet-style houses glide by. After a series of spirals, you will reach the highest point of the route, the icy Oberalp Pass. Modern, panoramic viewing cars ensure that you won't miss a thing on your descent to Andermatt and down the Rh''ne Valley. Around mid-afternoon, you will disembark in Brig.(Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner with Wine)
Accommodation: Hotel Alex, Brig.

Day 6 - Zermatt, Matterhorn Village.
Marvel at the dramatic Swiss scenery, as you follow the narrow valley which leads to T''sch. Here, you leave the coach to board the cogwheel train that takes you to the traffic-free haven of Zermatt, at the foot of the Matterhorn. Wander along its cobbled streets to browse among the shops, explore the ancient wooden farmhouses and mazot barns in the back alleys, or visit the Matterhorn Museum to pass through the homes of yesteryear. If you have a head for heights, then you may like to board the cable car up the Klein Matterhorn. From the summit, marvel at the incredible views of the icebound Swiss Alps, should weather permit. Return to your hotel in Brig where the remainder of the day is at leisure.(Buffet Breakfast)
Accommodation: Hotel Alex, Brig.

Day 7 - Chillon Castle and Geneva.
Journey along the Lower Rh''ne Valley to the shores of Lake Geneva where the associations with the early European Romantic movement are very strong. With your Local Expert, visit beautiful Chillon Castle, former home to the Counts of Savoy, set on a rocky islet in the lake. In 1816, the castle inspired Lord Byron to write the poem 'The Prisoner of Chillon' following his walk through the dungeons. Look out for his name, which he carved into a pillar. Close by is the sophisticated tiered town of Montreux, where it is delightful to stroll along the lakeside promenade. Enjoy a beautiful journey alongside the lake, passing Vevey and Lausanne, to reach the immaculate town of Geneva. On arrival, your orientation includes the United Nations Building, officially known as the Palais des Nations, the Old Town, Reformation Monument and if operating, the Jet d'Eau. Spend your night in Geneva, rejoicing with your newfound friends at the local restaurant, Le Petit Chalet, as you are treated to a delicious, traditional fondue Celebration Dinner complete with wine.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Accommodation: Warwick Geneva.

Day 8 - Depart Geneva.
Your magical journey comes to an end after breakfast. Your transfer will arrive at Geneva airport at 08:00 or 10:00.(Buffet Breakfast)

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Inclusions

Additional Included Highlights

  • Lucerne: See the covered wooden bridges, Lion Monument, Jesuit Church and Chapel Bridge.
  • Montreux: Enjoy time to stroll along the lakeside promenade.
  • Geneva: See Jet d'''Eau, United Nations Building and Reformation Monument.
  • St Moritz: Indulge in the glitz and glamour of the fashionable ski resort of the rich and famous.
  • Scenic Drives: Walensee, Grisons, Rh''ne Valley, Lake Geneva.

Authentic Dining

  • Geneva: You will be delighted with a delicious fondue dinner at the local restaurant, Le Petit Chalet, it's a real Swiss treat.
  • Dining Summary: 6 Buffet Breakfasts (BB), 1 Lunch (L) and 4 Dinners with Wine (DW) all with tea or coffee. Departures travelling during Christmas Eve and New Year'''s Eve will enjoy festive Highlight Dinners which will replace an included meal.

Insight Experiences

  • Chillon Castle: With a Local Expert, visit beautiful Chillon Castle, an architectural jewel set on the shores of Lake Geneva. At this former home of the Dukes of Savoy, go back through time and hear how in 1816, the castle inspired Lord Byron to write the poem '''The Prisoner of Chillon''' following his walk through the dungeons.

Stay at the Best Addresses

  • Lucerne: Hotel Astoria is a city centre hotel, just minutes from the lake. It has a lively rooftop bar with views of Lucerne as well as several restaurants and a coffee shop.
  • St. Moritz: Hotel Laudinella enjoys a quiet location in St. Moritz-Bad, the spa quarter, and offers superb views of the surrounding mountains.
  • Brig: Located in the heart of the city, Hotel Alex is surrounded by innumerable snow-topped mountains and offers spacious modern rooms.
  • Geneva: The Warwick Geneva is centrally located and features stylish and elegant interiors.

Top Rated Highlights

  • Christmas Markets: Lose yourself in the festive atmosphere of Christmas, where you can shop for local delicacies and try the heart-warming Gl''hwein. Explore on select departures.
  • Winter Magic: Enjoy the majestic beauty, snowy peaks and crystal clear waters of the lakes.
  • Lucerne: See the covered wooden bridges, Lion Monument, Jesuit Church and Chapel Bridge.
  • St. Moritz: Indulge in the glitz and glamour of the fashionable ski resort of the rich and famous.
  • Glacier Express: Travel aboard the world famous Glacier Express for a spectacular ride through the heart of the Swiss Alps. From your panoramic viewing car, watch picturesque landscapes of ice-capped mountains and stone-built villages glide by.
  • Zermatt: Board the cogwheel train which takes you to the traffic-free haven of Zermatt at the foot of the Matterhorn.
  • Montreux: Enjoy time to stroll along the lakeside promenade.
  • Geneva: See Jet d'''Eau, United Nations Building and Reformation Monument.
  • Scenic Drives: Marvel at the the winter wonderland of passing landscapes as you travel through the Walensee and Grisons regions, through the Rh''ne Valley and along Lake Geneva.

Included Insight Services

  • Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • From time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
  • If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times. If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport.

Notes

Notes: Twin prices are per person. 29 Dec: This departure will stay in alternate accommodation of a similar standard in the Swiss Alps region. Christmas Markets: 1 Dec & 8 Dec departures explore Lucerne. Festive Highlight Dinners: 20 Dec Christmas Day in Brig & 29 Dec New Year'''s Eve in Swiss Alps. Glacier Express Changes: On 17 Nov, 24 Nov & 1 Dec departures, a coach operates from St Mortiz to Disentis and a panoramic car is attached to a regular train to continue your journey from Disentis to Brig. Route does not travel by the Landwasser viaduct and Rhine Gorge.

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.


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