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.
DEP from home
AA flight FCL
PDX - LAX - FCO
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
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:
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
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
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
Transfer to Zermatt, with limousine, English speaking driver. Stop in Gondo to explore the "Zwischenberge-gorge" (Canyoning) Overnight Zermatt: 5*****Hotel Riffelalp
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
City sightseeing with English speaking guide
am: Visit St. Peter, the Vatican museum and the Sistine Chapel
pm: Sightseeing Rome old town on foot
Pick up at the hotel. Transfer to St. Moritz with limousine, English speaking driver. Lunch stop in Bolzano - incl. city walk
Overnight St. Moritz:
5***** Hotel Badrutt’s Palace
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
Excursion to Berne by train, English speaking guide, sightseeing with English speaking local guide
Excursion to Lucerne by train, English speaking guide, sightseeing with English speaking local guide
am: p/u for transfer to the parish church Castel Gandolfo - church service - mass celebrated by the
pm: Sightseeing with limousine, English speaking guide
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
Pick up at the hotel. Excursion to the „Kleines Matterhorn“ to explore the Swiss snow and glacier with English speaking private outdoor guide
City sightseeing and shopping in Zurich with English speaking local guide.
DEP ZRH for flight home
AA flight FCL
ZRH - LAX - PDX