Day by day itinerary - All Inclusive Minibus Tour A - Alpine


Day 1 - Arrival in Zurich

After arrival at the Zurich airport, special Travelwell convenience service and transfer to the hotel will be provided.
For early arrivals (08:30 am or earlier) there will be breakfast at the hotel. Lunch will be served on a boat tour on the Lake of Zurich.

pm: Guest may also participate at our special, private guided city sightseeing tour of the old town of Zurich.
17:00 Get-together:
meet your fellow passengers and the tour management.
18:00 - Transfer for welcome dinner.
Meals: (B - L) D


Day 2 - Zurich - Vevey

Our first stop is the Habsburg. An English speaking local guide will inform you about the little known fact, that the family who acted over 600 years as emperors of Austria has its roots in Switzerland.
After lunch in Berne, a local guide will show you the beautiful city of Berne (a UNESCO World Heritage), the capital of Switzerland (partly on foot). Continue the trip to Vevey, where you will stay overnight.

Meals: B L D


Day 3 - Vevey

Today's excursion brings you to the VerticAlp Emosson. Very few tourists come to this breathtaking place - a real Alpine attraction. After driving across the Forclaz pass - 3 different mountain railways will bring you up to the dam of Emosson - where lunch will be served. Travelwell is able to show you not only outstanding technique, but also completely untouched Alpine landscapes of the finest sort.

Overnight again in Vevey.

Meals: B L D


Day 4 - Vevey - Gstaad-Schönried

Cheese and chocolate will be today's topic. Visit the small village of Gruyere and Maison Gruyere. Learn about the traditional cheese production. A true Swiss cheese lunch will be served. On our visit to the Maison Cailler, a Chocolate factory, you will learn all about the Cacao beans, how it came to Europe and why Switzerland became a top-class production place for chocolate. Before we will continue our trip to the world famous Gstaad - Travelwell has a suprise ready for you - some memories - you will never forget.

Meals: B L D


Day 5 - Schönried

Day excursion to the BLS Lotschberg base tunnel system. This modern railway tunnel (the 2nd-longest in the Alps - 34.5 km / 21.5 miles) started operation in 2007 - after over 20 years of planning and construction period. Very few tourist have the chance to get a real deep introduction to this masterpiece of modern engineering (we really go underground, deep under the surface).
Meals: B L D


Day 6 - Schönried - Lucerne

On our transfer to Lucerne we will stop in Brienz where you will acquire a very unique souvenir. In fact, it is not only buying it, you have to work yourself to become owner of this outstanding memory. After lunch, Travelwell has a guided tour through the Openair Museum Ballenberg ready for the group.
Meals: B L D


Day 7 - Lucerne

Driving back into the Berner Oberland, we will stop at the Aare gorge, an exceptional natural spectacle.
After lunch, on the way back to the hotel, we have lots of different options awaiting for you. Let us surprise you.

On the way back to Lucerne, you have the possibility to visit a next UNESCO highlight, the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Entlebuch.
For dinner, we crest the Stanserhorn with the CabriO Bahn.
Meals: B L D


Day 8 - Lucerne - Zurich

On our last day on the road we will first stop in Schwyz and visit the "Bundesbriefmuseum". Here you will be introduced to the Swiss history, dating back as far as the 13th century. We then cruise another Alpine pass, the "Klausen". In the Glarnerland, we are passing the Tectonic arena Sardona (a UNESCO World Heritage). Arriving in Zurich, the farewell dinner is awaiting you.
Meals: B L D


Day 9 - Zurich - Home

Private transfer to the airport and special Travelwell convenience services are provided for our valued guests.

We have organzied, for late departure (after 14:00 pm), a unique visit of Zurich airport, behind the barrier.
Meals: B

Habsburg Castle, Habsburg (CH / AG)


Charles Chapelin, at Vevey riviera (CH / VD)


Lavaux Vineyard Terraces (CH / VD)


Kapel Bridge, Lucerne (CH / LU)


Alpine
Our Tour A starts already in April. At this time of the year, most of mountain passes may still be closed due to the snow conditions. We therefore are not able to clime up to the high Alpine part of the Swiss Alps.

This makes the Tour A an ideal trip for guests, who have medical reasons (heart condition), not to crest over an altitude of 2'000 meters / 6'500 feet.


Overnights on this Travelwell trip
Night 1 Zurich   Night 2 + 3 Vevey
Night 4 + 5 Schönried   Night 6 + 7 Lucerne
Night 8 Zurich   (all 4**** or 5*****)



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