Mrs Cindy Wheeler and Ashley (18), trip # 2 Portland / Oregon / USA  Jul /  Aug 2006

When Ashley graduated from high school, her parents rewarded her top degree by inviting her to a trip to Europe.

As Grant and Cindy (parents of Ashley) had been travelling the summer before with Travelwell on a trip in Europe - Grant gave us the chance to organize the trip for his spouse and his successful daughter this summer,  in Italy as well as in Switzerland.

Day 1

DEP from home

 AA flight FCL


Day 5

Transfer from Rome to Venice with limousine with English speaking driver. Transfer to the hotel by boat. pm: Sightseeing by boat Overnight Venice:

5***** Hotel Bauer Il Palazzo

Day 9

Transfer to Flims, with limousine, English speaking driver, on the way stop for hiking Filisur - Tiefenkastel, visit the old church (800 a.c.) Mistail Overnight Flims:
5*****Hotel Waldhaus

Day 13

Transfer to Zurich. 
am: Stop at the Ballenberg open air museum.
pm: Visit woodcarving museum and assemble your own Swiss souvenir. Evening: Folk-dinner at Spycher in Interlaken.
Late arrival in Zurich
5***** Hotel Baur au Lac

Day 2

Arriving Rome FCO A/P

Pick up at the airport, transfer with private limousine, English speaking driver / guide to the hotel
5***** Hotel Hassler, Rome

Day 6

Excursion by private boat with English speaking guide to the island Murano (glass factory) and Burano. Lunch in Burano, back by boat to Venice. Evening: Private Gondola tour

Day 10

Transfer to Zermatt, with limousine, English speaking driver. Stop in Gondo to explore the "Zwischenberge-gorge" (Canyoning) Overnight Zermatt: 5*****Hotel Riffelalp

Day 14

am: Zurich Sightseeing on foot with English speaking, local private guide - incl. boat ride on the Limmat River.
pm: Einsiedeln Monastery, the oldest horse breeding station in Europe still in service

Day 3

City sightseeing with English speaking guide

am: Visit St. Peter, the Vatican museum and the Sistine Chapel

pm: Sightseeing Rome old town on foot

Day 7

Pick up at the hotel. Transfer to St. Moritz with limousine, English speaking driver. Lunch stop in Bolzano - incl. city walk
Overnight S
t. Moritz:
5***** Hotel Badrutt’s Palace

Day 11

Pick up at the hotel.
Explore the mountains in the Zermatt area by hiking with English speaking private out door guide and visit the Gornergrat

Day 15

Excursion to Berne by train, English speaking guide, sightseeing with English speaking local guide

Day 16

Excursion to Lucerne by train, English speaking guide, sightseeing with English speaking local guide

Day 4

am: p/u for transfer to the parish church Castel Gandolfo - church service - mass celebrated by the Pope
pm: Sightseeing with limousine, English speaking guide

Day 8

am: Excursion to the Val Roseg by bike, lunch at the restaurant Roseg Glacier. pm: Continue to Muottas Muragl for dinner - overlooking the Engadin and St. Moritz

Day 12

Pick up at the hotel. Excursion to the „Kleines Matterhorn“ to explore the Swiss snow and glacier with English speaking  private  outdoor  guide

Day 17

City sightseeing and shopping in Zurich with English speaking local guide.

Farewell dinner
Restaurant Degenried

Day 19

DEP ZRH for flight home

AA flight FCL