TYPICAL SWISS TOUR
GT04Z : 4 day tour (Wednesday to Saturday)
DAY 1 : GENEVA–MONTREUX–ZERMATT : WEDNESDAY
We start with a city tour of Geneva this morning. We will show you the beautiful parks along the lake, the unique town-hall and the European seat of the United Nations. In the late morning, we leave Geneva and drive to Lausanne and Montreux. We pass by Chillon Castle, the 13th century fortress made famous by Lord Byron’s poem. Time for lunch in Montreux. In the afternoon, we proceed through the Valais, the valley of the river Rhone with its orchards and vineyards. At Täsch we will board a cogwheel train that takes us to the mountain resort of Zermatt at the foot of the mighty Matterhorn. Dinner and overnight at first class hotel.
DAY 2 : ZERMATT–NUFENEN PASS–LUGANO : THURSDAY
Morning at leisure in Zermatt–admire the quaint old farm houses and barns in their unique style, do some shopping, relax or take an optional cogwheel train up to Gornergrat for a spectacular view of the surrounding snow-covered peaks. After noon board the train to Täsch where our bus is waiting to take us over the breathtaking Nufenen Pass into the Italian speaking part of Switzerland, to the garden city of Lugano. Dinner on your own. Overnight at first class hotel.
DAY 3 : LUGANO–LAKE COMO–MALOJA PASS–ST. MORITZ : FRIDAY
We leave Lugano and drive along the scenic road to Gandria where we cross the border into Italy. Along the romantic shores of Lake Como via Menaggio to Chiavenna in the lovely Bregaglia Valley. In Castasegna we re-enter to Switzerland and start our ascent along the thirteen-hairpin bends over the Maloja Pass. Passing by crystal blue Lake Sils and Silvaplana we reach the world-renowned alpine resort of St. Moritz. Dinner and overnight at first class hotel.
DAY 4 : ST. MORITZ - CHUR - VADUZ - ZURICH : SATURDAY
We leave St. Moritz in the morning and cross the Julier Pass to Chur, the oldest town in Switzerland which has a settlement history of over 5000 years. We continue to the capital of Principality of Liechtenstein and visit Vaduz its capital. This tiny country with the mighty castle, which is the home of the present Prince and his family, attracts visitors from all over the world. In the afternoon, we will return to Zurich through the Toggenburg region with its picturesque farmhouses. Arrival in Zurich at approx. 5 p.m. Dinner on your own. Overnight at first class hotel.
OUR SELECTED FIRST CLASS HOTELS
Except Geneva Superior Tourist Class Hotel
Interlaken Hotel Interlaken ★★★★
Geneva Hotel Ramada Encore, Carouge ★★★(★)
Zermatt Hotel Alex ★★★★
Lugano Grand Hotel Eden ★★★★★
St. Moritz Hotel Schweizerhof ★★★★
Zurich Swissôtel Zurich–International ★★★★
THINGS TO KNOW
Guaranteed departures from Zurich and Geneva
Zurich: Swissôtel Zurich, Schulstrasse 44, 8050 Zurich.
Check-in Counter in the lobby 30 minutes before the departure.
Geneva: 9.00 a.m. Geneva Bus Terminal, Place Dorcière, 1201 Geneva.
Clients are kindly requested to meet 15 minutes prior to departure time.
Or with pre-tour accommodation booked with us, pick up is from Hotel Ramada Encore, Route des Jeunes 12, 1227 Geneva-Carouge.
Children between 4 and 12 years receive 20 % discount when accommodated in their parents’ room.
Although no changes are anticipated, we reserve the right to make changes in hotels where deemed necessary or advisable. Substitutes will be equal in quality.
Passport and Visa Requirements
Valid passport is needed for travel in Europe. In addition, passengers from certain countries may require visa for Switzerland: please check with your travel agent.
If unforeseen conditions beyond the control of Hans Meier Tourist Ltd. and /or agents so require, the tour operator reserves the right to make changes in the itinerary, timetable and activities.
Senior Citizen Discount
Discount will be granted to Senior Citizens at the age of 60 and above. The exact date of birth is to be given at the time of booking (no discount can be granted afterwards).
to the guide and driver at the end of a tour are customarily left to the discretion of the tour members, and are therefore not included in the tour cost.
OUR TOURS INCLUDE
Transportation by deluxe bus with air conditioning, reclining seats, toilet, stereo equipment and microphone. Experienced and careful drivers.
Accommodation in selected hotels, mainly first class, typical of the area, ensuring every comfort and the best food. All rooms with private bath or shower. Porterage at hotels, service charges and taxes included.
Buffet breakfast at the hotels and dinners only where indicated in the tour program. Our tour guide will be happy to give recommendations of local restaurants.
Service of friendly, multi-lingual guides (English and Spanish).
Extras which are mentioned in the brochure, are already included in the tour price–such as the cable car to Mount Titlis, informative visit to a factory of delicious milk products in Gruyères, Glacier Express Train, etc.
Optional side trips at an additional cost can be arranged directly with the tour director. (No Credit Cards accepted.)
VAT–Value added tax
Swiss VAT is included in the published rates.
Items not included in the tour price
Airport taxes, passport fees, beverages with meals, baggage and cancellation insurance and personal items such as laundry, room service, telephone, minibar drinks, etc.
Booking Instructions and Conditions
Reservations and payment should be made through your travel agent or nearest airline office as early as possible to guarantee the exact departure and tour of your choice. Final payment is due four weeks prior to departure.
Full refund if cancellation is made 22 or more days prior to departure. A booking fee of CHF 150.– to cover communication and administrative expenses will be charged in each case. A cancellation fee of 20% for cancellations made between 22 and 15 days before departure; 45% for cancellations between 14 and 8 days. For cancellations, less than 7 and more than 3 days before departure 75% of trip price. No refund for no-shows or cancellations less than 3 days before departure.
Changes to the original booking entail expenses which should be passed on. The appropriate fee being CHF 80.– per alteration.
The responsibility of Swiss Travel Bureau GmbH. as the tour operator and/or their suppliers is limited. Tour operator is responsible for providing the services outlined in this brochure. According to Swiss legal terms, each participant is covered by a liability insurance while being on board of a motor coach of coach operating company. Other tour services including but not limited to carriage of sea and air, hotel accommodations, restaurants and rail transportation are provided by various companies who are independent contractors and are not agents of Swiss Travel Bureau GmbH. All services are subject to the laws of the country in which they are provided and to the conditions specified by the relevant suppliers. In the absence of negligence of Swiss Travel Bureau GmbH, the participant waives any claim against the operator for any injury, damage, loss, delay, irregularity (consequential or otherwise) or for any other cause to person or property which may occur about such tour services or through the act of default of any company or person rendering any of the services included in the arrangements of the tour or otherwise in connection therewith or of any hotel proprietor or employee. The issuance of tickets, vouchers and/or coupons shall be deemed to be consent to the above conditions. The tour operator and/or their suppliers can accept no responsibility for losses or accidental expenses due to delay or changes in schedules, defaults, or overbooking by hotels. sickness, weather, strikes, war, quarantine or other causes. All such losses or expenses must be borne by the passenger. Baggage and small articles (coats, etc.) are at the owner’s risk throughout the tour unless insured. The right is retained to decline, accept or retain any person as a member of the tour or to cancel or alter the tour. The passengers contract in use by the companies when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the companies and the purchaser.
Applicable Law / Court of Jurisdiction
These General Information and Conditions are construed and enforced in according with the laws in Switzerland. The participant expressly recognizes the Swiss Court.