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Swiss Delight (Winter 2013/2014)

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Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, SwitzerlandLake Lugano in SwitzerlandSt. Gallen, SwitzerlandWinter in St. Moritz, SwitzerlandChristmas markets by night in Zurich, Switzerland
Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, Switzerland
Lake Lugano in Switzerland
St. Gallen, Switzerland
Winter in St. Moritz, Switzerland
Christmas markets by night in Zurich, Switzerland
  • Duration: 7 Days
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  • Brochure: Europe & Britain 2013-2014
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  • Style: Central and Eastern Europe Regionals
  • Description: View the magnificent mountains of Switzerland on this Swiss Delight itinerary. Journey through St Gallen, St Moritz, Engadine Valley, Lugano and Zurich and marvel as the wonderful seasonal spirit is brought to life. Savour a taste of the luxuries a Switzerland tour has to offer.
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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1

    ARRIVE ZURICH AND TRANSFER TO ST. GALLEN (2 NIGHTS)

    Welcome to Zurich, Switzerland’s financial centre. You will be transferred from the airport to your hotel in picturesque St. Gallen. After check-in, relax and enjoy your picturesque surroundings. Later, meet your Travel Director and fellow travelling companions for a Welcome Reception and trip briefing.


    Meal(s): (Welcome Reception)

    Hotel: Einstein Hotel St. Gallen

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  • Day 2

    ST. GALLEN SIGHTSEEING AND BE MY GUEST EXPERIENCE

    This morning visit the impressive UNESCO World Heritage 16th century library within the monastery complex (subject to winter opening times). For lunch, you will enjoy a memorable Be My Guest experience at a traditional ‘stubete’ with Swiss Folklore in picturesque Appenzell. This afternoon you may like to participate on an excursion to Mount Säntis where you will enjoy breathtaking views of the Alps.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Be My Guest)

  • Day 3

    ST. GALLEN – VADUZ – ST. MORITZ

    Visit Vaduz, the capital in the tiny mountain principality of Liechtenstein where a spectacular turreted castle sits above the city. Travel on to one of the most famous destinations in Switzerland – St. Moritz. Surrounded by mountains and lush forests, this scenic town sits alongside a shimmering lake and is the epitome of a winter wonderland. Enjoy an orientation walk through the town with eye-catching buildings and big-name boutiques before checking in to your hotel.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

    Hotel: Laudinella

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  • Day 4

    ST. MORITZ – BELLINZONA – LUGANO

    This morning a spectacular scenic drive will bring you to Italianate canton of Ticino where you will stop in the town of Bellinzona to view the UNESCO-listed trio of medieval castles. Continue on to the bustling city of Lugano with its pavement cafés and palm-tree lined promenades along the lake. Enjoy a Local Speciality visit to a chocolate museum where you will find out about the production and consumption of chocolate!


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

    Hotel: Holiday Inn Lugano Centre

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  • Day 5

    LUGANO – LUCERNE

    Today your drive will take you towards the most central part of Switzerland. On arrival in Lucerne, view the Lion Monument and see the iconic wooden Chapel Bridge before time to explore this picturesque town on the shore of Lake Lucerne.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

    Hotel: Astoria

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  • Day 6

    LUCERNE – ZURICH

    This morning enjoy a Unique Insight of the Swiss Alps when you travel by cable car to the summit of Mount Pilatus. When you reach the top you will enjoy stunning views over the lakes and mountains and see Lucerne nestled below you. Back in Lucerne, explore the old city and shop for Swiss watches and chocolate before departing for Zurich. Tonight enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your fellow travellers and Travel Director.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Farewell Dinner)

    Hotel: Mövenpick Zurich Airport

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  • Day 7

    DEPART ZURICH

    Say farewell to Switzerland and your new found friends at the end of your alpine holiday. Complimentary Airport shuttles are provided to Zurich airport by the hotel.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

What's Included

Insider Experiences

  • Local Speciality Visit the Alprose chocolate museum near Lugano to find out how chocolate is made – you will get to taste it too!
  • Be My Guest Experience memorable Swiss folklore and a delicious meal at a traditional ‘stubete’ in picturesque Appenzell.
  • Unique Insight Enjoy an included cable car ride to the summit of Mount Pilatus for spectacular views of the Swiss Alps.
  • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • St. GallenVisit the impressive UNESCO World Heritage 16th century library within the monastery complex in this picturesque heritage town (subject to winter opening times).
  • LiechtensteinVisit the capital, Vaduz.
  • St. MoritzVisit the exclusive mountain resort.
  • BellinzonaVisit this town containing three UNESCO World Heritage castles.
  • LuganoStay in this scenic lakeside town.
  • LucerneOrientation includes the Lion Monument and the Chapel Bridge as well as an included cable car trip to the summit of Mount Pilatus (Please note that operation of the cable car is subject to weather conditions).
  • ZurichOrientation includes the medieval Old Town.

Dining

  • 6 hot buffet breakfasts.
  • Be My Guest Luncheon at a traditional ‘stubete’ in picturesque Appenzell.
  • 2 evening meals including:
    • Welcome Reception with your Travel Director in St. Gallen including Welcome Drinks and a light meal.
    • Farewell Dinner with wine in Zurich.
  • Christmas Highlights:

    • The 21 December 2013 departure
      Celebrate Christmas in picturesque lakeside Lucerne. Enjoy a delicious festive meal with all the trimmings surrounded by stunning scenery – a truly memorable Christmas in the Swiss Alps!

Travel Highlights

  • Private Door-to-Door airport transfers in the UK.
  • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.
  • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.
  • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.
  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your trip to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.
  • A travel wallet with your documentation.
  • Complimentary keepsake photo and map.

Airport Transfers

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Notes
  • * For single travellers purchasing the twin-share option, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 
  • ^Twin-share option not available for trips to South America., Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey.

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