From steam to highspeed - Railway adventures in Switzerland

On this trip you will explore one of the most efficient railwaysystem in the world.
From the „Spanischbrötlibahn“, the first train in Switzerland (inauguration 1847) to the most modern high speed tunnel, the Gothard Base Tunnel (inauguration 2016), the longest railway tunnel ever built, you will be introduced to all different variations of the Swiss railwaystem.
As pre- or after program, up to 10 different cab-view rides are possible.




Program On 6 days, you will be able to explore 9 different, unique railway adventures in Switzerland.
In addition, on up to 6 additional days, you will be able to choose from up to 10 cab-view rides (at extra costs).
 Transport  with a Mercedes Minibus
• Transfer on arrival and departure from airport to hotel and v. v.
• Daily transfers to the different railway adventures and hotels
Meals All breakfasts and dinners are included! The lunches, you may cater yourself.
Special- excursions

Today, 100% of the Swiss train system is electrified. Therefore, power stations are a very important part of our railway system. A lot of this electricity is produced by hydroelectric power stations. We will visit one of the largest pumped storage hydro power station, a technical challenge, way up in the Alps.



Main Program

 

Trip 1:

from

Sun May, 20th 2018

till

Sat May, 26th 2018

Trip 2:

from

Sun, Jun 3rd 2018

till
Sat, Jun 9th 2018

Trip 3:

from

Sun, Oct 7th 2018

till
Sat, Oct 13th 2018



Cab-View-Rides
pre- or after programs

 

Group 1.1 - from

Thr May, 17th
till
Sat May, 19th


Group 1.2 - from

Sun May, 27th
till
Tue May, 29th

Group 2.1 - from

Thr Mai, 31st
till
Sat Jun, 2nd


Group 2.2from

Sun Jun, 10th
till
Tue Jun, 12th

Group 3.1 - from

Thr Oct, 4th
till
Sat Oct, 6th


Group 3.2from

Sun Oct, 14th
till
Tue Oct, 16th

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Day City Program  
Arrival   Zurich     After arriving in Zurich (ZRH), transfer to the hotel.
-3 / -2 / -1   Zurich   Pre program Up to 10 different cab-view rides are possible - reservations to be made in advance. First come, first served!
1   Zurich     After arriving in Zurich (ZRH), transfer to the hotel.
For those who arrive in Zurich early in the morning, a guided city sightseeing tour will be conducted before lunch.
In the afternoon, the first steam train, the "Dampfbahn Zurich Oberland" is awaiting your visit.
2   Vevey   Main program On the way to Vevey, we will introduce you to the secrets of the Swiss Chocolate.
The unique cog railway to the Rochers de Naye is our first mountain train on this trip
3   Stansstad   In order to visit the Emosson hydroelectric power system, we will be using the 3 different mountain railways of the Vertic Alp Emosson. Continuing to Stansstad, we will travel with the Car Train Shuttle of the Lötschberg.
4   Stansstad  

Today, we will visit the base tunnel system of the Gotthard and be introduced to the safety system of  the longest  tunnelsystems of the World. As a contrast, we will also use the world unique "Cabrio" areal cabel car of the Stanserhorn. In the Verkehrshaus in Luzern, we will have the possibility to be interduced to a lot of railways history of Switzerland. Dinner is served on the Lake Lucerne.

5   Davos On the way to Davos, we will visit the construction site of the Albula Tunnel, travel on the Albula Line with its spiral tunnels and visit the Bahnmuseum in Bergün, where you will be inteduced to all details of the UNESCO World Culture Heritage of the Albula Bernia Line. Our last highlight of this day will be the visit to the Wiesner Viadukt.
6   Zürich   On the way back to Zurich, we will enjoy lunch at the revolving restaurant on the top ofthe Hohen Kasten (cresting with the areal cable car) and then enjoy a ride on the old rail power car (BCFeh 4/4), a electrical engine from 1931.
7   (Zurich)   After brakefast, transfer to the airport for flights home. For those who depart in Zurich in the afternoon or stay for Cab-view rides, a guided city sightseeing tour will be conducted before lunch.
+1 / +2 / +3 Zurich   After program Up to 10 different cab-view rides are possible - reservations to be made in advance. First come, first served!

10 cab-view rides are possible on this trip. Per train / leg only 2 (some offers only 1) pax possible!
Price incl. travel from / to hotel in Zurich, and cost of a 2nd train driver / engineer to accompany the guests - as the main engineer may not be distract!
No meals incl.!

Costs of cab view rides incl. train transfer from Zurich to DEP station and from ARR station back to Zurich.               Zurich   Cost    
#   Titel    vv RS   From   To   via   Start   End   Start   End   CHF Notes  
1   Gotthard Base Tunnel and   l-> SBB   Arth-Goldau   Bellinzona       09:50   10:46   08:35  

-

 
  835.00 (2)  
    Summit Tunnel   l<-     Bellinzona   Erstfeld       11:49   13:25  

-

  15:25     (2)  
2   Gotthard Summit Tunnel and   l-> SBB   Erstfeld   Bellinzona       10:30   12:09   08:35  

-

  835.00 (2)  
    Base Tunnel   l<-     Bellinzona   Arth-Goldau       13:11   14:09  

-

  15:51        
3   Easternpart of Switzerland   l-> SBB   Zurich   St. Gallen   Sargans   09:12   11:34  

-

 

-

  835.00    
        l<-     St. Gallen   Zurich   Sargans   13:26   15:48  

-

 

-

       
4   Southern foothills of the Jura   l-> SBB   Zurich   Geneva   Biel   09:03   11:45  

-

 

-

  835.00    
        l<-     Geneva   Zurich   Biel   13:15   15:56  

-

 

-

       
5   Cargo train, Gotthard Summit Tunnel   l->  SBB   Aarau   Cadenazzo       12:02   14:52   11:03   18.29   855.00 (1) (3)  
6    Brünigpass   l->  ZB   Luzern   Interlaken       10:05   11:55   08:35  

-

       
        l<-     Interlaken   Luzern       13:04   14:55  

-

  16:25        
7   Lötschberg Summit Tunnel
  l-> BLS   Bern   Brig       09:39   11:20           1'240.00 (8)  
        l<-     Brig   Bern       11:36   13:20                
8   Albula Railways
  l -> RhB   Chur   St. Moritz       09:58   12:03   08:07  

-

  975.00  (7)
 
        l<-     St. Moritzs   Chur       13:57   16.03  

-

  17:53
       
9   Bernina Railways
  l-> RhB   St. Moritzs   Tirano (IT)       10:48   13:00   07:07       975.00 (4) (6) (7)  
        l<-     Tirano (IT)   St. Moritzs       15:00   17:11       21:23     (5)  
10   UNESCO World Hertitage   l-> RhB    Chur   St. Moritzs       09:58   12:03   08:07  

-

  2'240.0  (7) (10)
 
    Albula & Bernina Railways
  l-->     St. Moritzs   Tirano (IT)       10:48   13:00  

-

 

-

    (9)  
    3 days excursion incl.   l<-     Tirano (IT)   St. Moritzs       15:00   17:11  

-

 

-

       
    2 overnights in St. Moritz   l<--     St. Moritzs    Chur       13:57   16.03  

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  17:53
       
X   Extra overnight (B&B) in Zurich - per pax based on double room, double occupanci                       100.00    
Y   Extra overnight (B&B) in Zurich - per pax based on room, single use                       140.00    

Notes:
1) only Thursday and Friday
2)
position: change train in Zug

3) position: change train in Bellinzona

4) position: change train in Landquart

5) position: change train in Chur

6) to St. Moritz via Landquart / Vereina- Tunnel - back to Zürch, via, Albula-Tunnel and Chur

7) only 1 pax per train

8) price for 1 or 2 pax / only Friday and Saturday (BLS)

9) Visit to the "RhB Bahn Museum Bergün (UNESCO) and the construction place of the new Albula Tunnel is possible!

10) incl. 2 x single roome hotel B&B - 4**** in St. Moritz, Celerina or Pontresina. For double roome / double use - reduction CHF 100.00

IT) Italy

 

Cost / pax - main program (7 nights)

Based on double room / double occupancy

2'735.00 CHF

approx 2'400.00 Euro
(CHF <-> Euro = 1.13:1.00)

Not Included:

rest of lunches

all personal expences

trip to / from Zurich (Switzerland)

Cab-view rides

Deposit (non refundable):

after booking is confirmed

CHF 800.00 for main program
CHF 300.00 per cab view ride (each)

Rest payment
due 30 days befor start of trip!

Minimum size of groupe: 12 pax
Maximum size of groupe: 15 pax
Including
landarrangement as decribed in above program:
7 x B&B in 3***Htl SUP or 4****Htl

2 lunches (water on the table)

7 dinner (water on the table)
all train tickets
all entry fees for excursion / workshop
all transfers (by minbus / car)
fluent english and german speaking tour managemen.
Travel Insurance (Aliance)


our GTC applay

Name change of pax is possible till 48 hrs befor start of trip (at CHF 100.00)



Travelwell reserves the right to adjust routing, hotels, excursions, restaurants, prices, dates and conditions if necessary / appropriate at any time.

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